Hebrew is Thematic

What does that mean? Well, when you go to a company, they have a theme – like Coca-Cola has a red and white theme – their cans have the color scheme, their website, their commercials – they all have a “red and white” theme. That one image of Coca-Cola needs three words to describe the colors of their logo. Hebrew is similar, which is why a word-for-word translation isn’t always expressible.

One example of this is the word “marrow” מחה (Machah – maw-khaw’).

Machah (marrow) has these meanings (from Brown-Driver-Briggs’ Hebrew Definitions):

  • 1.  to wipe, wipe out   
    • a.  (Qal)   
      • 1.  to wipe  
      • 2.  to blot out, obliterate  
      • 3.  to blot out, exterminate   
    • b.  (Niphal)   
      • 1.  to be wiped out  
      • 2.  to be blotted out  
      • 3.  to be exterminated   
    • c.  (Hiphil) to blot out (from memory)  
  • 2.  (Qal) to strike
  • 3. marrow

What an interesting theme. It’s not just about destruction or removal but like it never existed. So why “marrow” – “the fatty network of connective tissue that fills the cavities of bones: a major site of blood cell production.” (https://www.thefreedictionary.com/marrow) The red marrow of our bones produce red blood cells, platelets, and white blood cells. Yellow marrow stores fat. We didn’t know this until modern times. Again, why marrow in the extermination/obliteration/blot out definition? The bone marrow creates the white blood cells, the corner stone of the immune system, that the body use to exterminate, obliterate, and destroy infections and diseases. (https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/285666#what_is_bone_marrow)

Leviticus 17:11 & 14 state that the life of the flesh is in the blood. The blood comes from the marrow. In other words, that fluid running through our bodies carries red blood cells which deliver oxygen to our organs, sends white blood cells to exterminate foreign objects, and platelets to stop the wounds that allows the blood out of its constraints. Life is in the blood.

Also since marrow is like a buttery liquid it’s used to rub over foods giving it a rich flavor, and to get to the marrow, the bone must be broken which is why the word can also mean to strike. Additionally, the fat can be used to polish out imperfections. Hence the relationship with blotting something out.

Furthermore, each letter in scriptural Hebrew has its own meaning. You can find all their meanings here.

מ ח ה (reading right to left is mem, chet, and hey) and their meanings are:

Mem – water/chaos/”from”

Chet – wall/fence/separation

Hey – grace/window/understanding

In other words, it can mean – water – wall – window – see how our blood (water) is bound (wall) within our veins and arteries, or understand our marrow is walled within our bones. Also, Jesus’ blood separates us from sin through grace, blotting out the handwriting written against us (the Law). Colossians 2:14

I like: chaos is fenced off through revelation. Jesus said that you when you know the truth, the truth will set you free, John 8:32. Also Isaiah 1:18, “Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.” Again, understanding these truths, Jesus wiped out the condemnation of sin and blotted out our offenses, set us free by constraining the chaos of condemnation.

With just three Hebrew letters, you have a whole teaching of Jesus’ work and Jesus’ grace!

Psalms 77:12
​​​​​​​​I will ponder all your work, ​​​​​​​and meditate on your mighty deeds. ​​​

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Merry Christmas to my Jewish Friends!

Jesus is Jewish, and did you know Jesus celebrated Hanukkah? He was born on Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles), died on Passover (as Abraham promise Isaac), rose from the dead on the Feast of Firstfruits, and returned to heaven just 10 days before Pentecost. He then gave the Holy Spirit, that King David cherished, to all those who would believe, on the same day haShem (the Name) gave the Torah 6 Sivan. Christians are the fulfillment of the promise to Abraham that all the nations would be blessed by his Offspring (singular!).

What the “pseudo christians” did/do to the Jews over the last two millennium is not what Christianity is all about. Jesus is found more in the Jews Scriptures and the Torah than in the “New Testament.”

The verse below is Christianity!

Jeremiah 31:31-34
“Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah, not like the covenant that I made with their fathers on the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, my covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, declares the Lord. For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people. And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”

Isaiah 9:6-7
For unto us a Child is born; to us a Son is given; and the government is on His shoulder; and His name is called Wonderful Counselor, The Mighty El, The Prince of Peace, The one who Fathered Everlasting life. There is no end to the increase of His government and of peace on the throne of David, and on His kingdom, to order it, and to sustain it with justice and with righteousness, from now and forever. The zeal of יהוה [the Name give to Moses] of Hosts will do this.

As a man sends his seed to his wife, so the Holy Spirit sent Jesus to Mary, to be born sinless since no blood passes from the mother to the offspring. Jesus fulfilled God’s wishes for Adam and became the last Adam, destroying sin in the flesh. By His grace, we have the all promises via Jesus Christ (Messiah – The Anointed One). Hence is Name is everywhere – Y’shua – Salvation – Jesus.

Psalms 20:5
We will rejoice in your Y’shua (salvation), and in the name of our Elohim (God) set up banners; may יהוה [the Name give to Moses] fulfill all your prayers.

John 3:16
For Elohim (God) so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son (Isaiah 9:6-7), that everyone believing into Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Joel 2:32
For it shall be, all who shall call on the name of יהוה [the Name give to Moses] shall be saved. For salvation shall be in Mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, as יהוה [the Name give to Moses] has said, and among the survivors whom יהוה [the Name give to Moses] shall call.


What is this “יהוה [the Name give to Moses]?” Ancient Hebrew had a meaning for each letter, just like hieroglyphics. Hebrew is thematic meaning one word can have multiple meanings within its idea. Looking a Vav below, you see it can mean “tent nail” or “peg” or the connector word “and.”

Paleo-Hebrew (with meanings) vs Modern Hebrew Letters

The Name (haShem) of God in the Old Testament is יהוה The pictograph for this is, deed, LOOK!, nail, LOOK! More dual meaning via the pictograph: Work of Grace and Grace!

Yod Hey Vav Hey - Jesus' nailed hand on the cross.
יהוה – Yod Hey Vav Hey – deed, LOOK!, nail, LOOK!

This continues. Let’s look at the name of Jesus (Salvation) in Hebrew: ישׁועה The pictograph is work or deed, destroys or eats, establish or nail, to see or experience, reveal or grace. Literally, Salvation means the deed finished (another word for destroy or break down) the established (the Law), so to experience grace. What Jesus did on the cross fulfilled the Law so we can experience grace! There are dual meanings in each of these letters so let’s spell it all out: With His deed on the cross, the work He completed, fulfilled the Law by the nails and becoming a curse, so that by seeing we can experience the revelation of grace! All that from His Name Yeshua!

God’s definition of love is not that we loved God first, but that He loved us first. In Hebrew the word for Father is אב. The word for Loved is אהב. The addition of the letter ה (meaning window meaning revelation or grace). For God so loved the world, God sent His son – sent in the sense, sent on a mission. What mission? To be the payment for our sin debt. Our love is made perfect because as He is, so are we in this world, I John 4:17. He is righteous and holy. Because of what Jesus did, we too are now righteous and holy. But we must look at the Sacrifice, Jesus, Who is within us, and then we find the love we need for others and the ability to forgive ourselves.

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Put on Christ Jesus

Like a Ghillie suit, think on this verse!!

Ghillie suits (OGL – Open Government License Link)

Romans 13:14 But clothe yourself with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not make forethought of the flesh, for its lusts.

Think on the word of God and pray in the Spirit to manifest in your flesh what Jesus did for us by overcoming sin, condemnation, and the Law which is the ministry of death and condemnation! 2 Corinthians 3:7, 9

My niece, as the story goes, ate some bad sushi and caught anisakis – a parasite. It feeds off the continued fish eating. She was cured a year later by not eating any more fish. Sin is just like this parasite. The more we feed it with our minds, we suffer. But Jesus condemned sin in the flesh and we are FREE in Christ from sin. We are dead to sin and condemnation.

1 Corinthians 15:56-58
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.

Romans 6:11
So also you must count yourselves to be truly dead to sin, but alive to God in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 7:8-12
But sin, seizing an opportunity through the commandment, produced in me all kinds of covetousness. For apart from the law, sin lies dead. I was once alive apart from the law, but when the commandment came, sin came alive and I died. The very commandment that promised life proved to be death to me. For sin, seizing an opportunity through the commandment, deceived me and through it killed me. So the law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good.

The “seizing an opportunity” is the Greek word ἀφορμή (Aphorme) which means “a place from which a movement or attack is made, a base of operations.” The Law demands perfection but does nothing to help us! The vary condition, the war within us, Paul cries out:

Romans 7:24
O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?

The answer is the next verse!

Romans 7:25
Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin.

We must reckon ourselves dead in Christ and raised to Life in Christ Jesus! Romans 6:11

So how do we fight back? With our MIND! (Also read Galatians 3 – slowly!)

Philippians 4:8-9
Finally, my brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honest, whatever is just, whatever pure, whatever lovely, whatever of good report, if there is any virtue, and if there is any praise, think on these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

If you think on the things of the spirit (the word of God’s promises) you will have peace!

Romans 8:6
For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.

Every sin committed started with a thought. When we are weak, then Jesus is strong. When I want to do that which is wrong, I stop and pray in the Spirit (tongues), and this gives me the power to overcome because it is Jesus’ doing NOT my willpower. I just have to ask, believe, and speak God’s promises.

Romans 8:26
Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.

That frustrated groaning you feel when sin is at the door of our thoughts that you want to reject but at the same time wanting to indulge in the flesh, that’s what the Spirit hears and acts to give us strength in Jesus’ finished work. We must reckon (take into account) that we are free from sin!

Romans 6:7
For he who is dead has been freed from sin.

Romans 8:2
For the Law of the Spirit of life which is in Jesus Christ set me free from the law of sin and of death.

Therefore:

2 Corinthians 5:21
For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.


I am the righteousness
of God in Christ!

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The One – Jesus

The Good News! Meditate on these three verses, and it will change your life!

John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

When you take ownership of the truth of this verse and accept the Lord Jesus, the gift of the Father, you are adding the One to you. Therefore adding “1” to this verse you get:

  • John + 1 = 1 John
  • 3 + 1 = 4
  • 16 + 1 = 17

1 John 4:17
Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.

As He is, so are we in this world!

Ephesians 5:30
For we are members of His body, of His flesh, and of His bones.

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Cause and Effect from 1979-2017

Ripped right off of the headlines, at what point does enough “coincidence” become a pattern?

Genesis 12:3 (KJV)

And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

  • March 22, 1979, President Jimmy Carter made the decision to not go through with a veto for a U.N. Resolution 446 and its passing was bad for Israel. 
  • March 26, 1979, the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty was signed in Washington. As a result of that treaty, Israel gave up a tremendous amount of territory.
  • March 28, 1979 nuclear disaster known today as the Three Mile Island Accident happened in Middleton, Pennsylvania, which to this day remains the worst nuclear catastrophe in American history.

  • October 19, 1987 Stock Market Crash and the Middle East Peace Process Connection

The New York Times cover from October 20, 1987.

Thursday, October 19, 2017 marks 30 years since the Black Monday Stock Market Crash of October 19, 1987. On the weekend directly before the crash, US Secretary of State George Shultz was in the Middle on a diplomatic mission which included among other things making efforts for Israel to negotiate peace with its Arab neighbors. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) fell exactly 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%). According to the Library of Congress, which referenced another website, “Within that one day, over $500 billion was lost from the Dow Jones Index.”

In his weekly radio address on Saturday, October 17, 1987, President Ronald Reagan stated the following: “Secretary of State George Shultz is on a diplomatic mission that reflects the breadth, the intensity, and the importance of our country’s foreign policy efforts. Today he’s in the Middle East. He’ll meet with the leaders of Israel, Jordan, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia. … Our wider role in the Middle East—perhaps more than in any other region—is that of peacemaker. We are doing our best to help narrow the differences between Israel and her Arab neighbors so that real negotiations for peace can get started.”

  • October 30, 1991 President George H.W. Bush signed the Oslo Accords
  • October 31, 1991 A hurricane dubbed “The Perfect Storm” hit the east coast of the United States, destroying Bush’s house in Kennebunkport, Maine.

  • August 23, 1992, when the Madrid Conference moved to Washington DC and peace talks resumed. 
  • August 24, 1992, Hurricane Andrew, the worst natural disaster recorded in American history, hit Florida.

  • February 18-25, 1993, US Secretary of State Warren Christopher visited Israel and seven Arab nations to restart peace process.
  • February 26, 1993, World Trade Center Bombing: $750 million 

  • January 16, 1994 President Clinton met with President Assad of Syria to discuss the possibility of Israel giving up the Golan Heights. 
  • January 17, 1994, the devastating Northridge earthquake hit southern California. It was the second worst natural disaster up to that time in U.S. history.

  • March 10-17, 1993, US Secretary of State Warren Christopher has press conference on Israel & Israel Prime Minister Rabin met with President Clinton and others.
  • March 12-15, 1993, “Storm of the Century”: 318 dead; up to 120 mph winds and 56” snow; all east coast airports closed; $3-6 billion.

  • October 17, 1994, Israel Prime Minister Rabin and Jordan Prime Minister Majali sign peace agreement – President Clinton present.
  • October 17-21, 1994, Texas Flooding: 17 dead worst flooding on record in Texas $1 billion.

  • September 28, 1995 & September 29, 1995, In Washington, DC, Israel & PLO sign Interim Agreement on West Bank & Gaza Strip; 1st US-Israel-Palestine Trilateral Commission.
  • September 27 – October 5, 1995, Hurricane Opal formed: 27 dead; strongest hurricane to hit Pensacola, FL since 1900, also hit 1,000 miles of the southern US gulf coast; hit US October 4; $3 billion.

  • March 2-3, 1997, President Bill Clinton and Arafat met, issued public statements critical of Israel.
  • March 1-2, 1997, Mississippi & Ohio Valley Flooding and Tornadoes: 67 dead (26 in Arkansas); winds up to 207-260 mph & tornadoes brought heavy rains; flooding; $1 billion. President Clinton’s home state of Arkansas was devastated by tornadoes.

  • April 7, 1997 , President Clinton and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met at White House; Clinton said he would work to get peace process back on track.
  • April 1-14, 1997, Northern Plains Flooding: 5 dead; flooding in North Dakota, up to 26’ above flood stage, breaks 100-year record

  • January 7, 1998, After meeting with Israeli President Weizman, US Middle East Coordinator Ross issued statement to give “little push” to the peace process
  • January 4-9, 1998, Northeast Ice Storm: One of the longest and most damaging ice storms to hit northeast US; worst natural disaster in Canadian history; $1.4 billion.

  • January 21, 1998 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was supposed to meet with President Clinton at the White House, but when Netanyahu showed up for the lunch date he was shunned by Clinton and Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. 
  • January 21, 1998 White House intern Monica Lewinsky became a household name.
  • January 28, 1998, Secretary of State Albright made statement in support of Clinton peace plan.
  • January – February 1998, Southeast Severe Weather: Warmest and wettest January – February on record; 59 dead; over 5,000 homes damaged or destroyed; $1 billion.

  • September 28, 1998, Secretary of State Madeline Albright gave a press briefing announcing an American-brokered deal that would require Israel to give up 13 percent of Judea and Samaria 
  • September 28, 1998, Georges, a category 4 hurricane, hit the United States Gulf Coast Biloxi, Mississippi, with winds of 110 mph and gusts of up to 175 mph. In terms of damage, it was the costliest hurricane since Hurricane Andrew, causing $10 billion of damage and killing 604 people.

  • October 15, 1998 & October 22, 1998, PLO head Yasser Arafat met with Israeli Prime Minister at the Wye River Plantation to discuss the deal, 
  • October 17-22, 1998, Hurricane Madeline raged off the coast of Texas. The resulting rains and tornadoes caused over $750 million in damage, and killing 31 people.

  • December 12, 1998, President Clinton arrived in Israel to insure Wye Agreement would be implemented
  • December 19, 1998, Clinton Impeachment: President Clinton charged with perjury and obstruction of justice 

  • May 4, 1999, Arafat was to declare Palestinian state & Jerusalem as its capital (postponed until December at President Clinton’s request); President Clinton wrote Arafat, said he had right to “own land”; Mrs. Clinton repeated support for Palestinian State.
  • May 3-4, 1999, Oklahoma-Kansas Tornadoes: Most powerful to ever hit US’ 316 mph record wind speed; $1.6 billion.

  • September 1-4, 1999, Secretary Albright traveled to Egypt, Israel, West Bank, Morocco, Lebanon and Syria to restart Wye Accord compliance; Albright attended Sharm El-Sheikh Accord.
  • September 4, 1999, Hurricane Dennis: came ashore, the same day Albright watched Barak and Arafat sign the Sharm El-Sheikh Accord.

  • September 13, 1999, 1st meeting of Israel Foreign Minister & PLO official to work out borders for Palestinian state.
  • September 16, 1999, Hurricane Floyd: nearly every river basin in the eastern part of NC exceeded 500-year flood levels. In total, Floyd was responsible for 57 fatalities and $6.9 billion.

  • October 11, 1999, Israel: Jewish settlers evicted from 15 West bank hilltops as part of land for peace deal.
  • October 14-15, 1999, Hurricane Irene: hits North Carolina killed 18 people (15 indirectly) and caused $800 million in damage; 
  • October 16, 1999 Hector Mine Earthquake: 7.1, 5th largest to hit US

  • May 5, 2001,  George Mitchell, condemns the expansion of Jewish settlements in the occupied territories.
  • May 6, 2001, A spring storm dumped more than 3 feet of snow in central Colorado’s Arkansas Valley, an unusual amount there at any time of year

  • May 21, 2001, George Mitchell calls for a freeze on expansion of Jewish settlements in the occupied territories.
  • May 22, 2001, A dozen twisters whip Michigan, Ohio

  • June 11, 2001, CIA Director George Tenet met with Sharon and Arafat to respond to a blueprint he offered for a formal cease-fire.
  • June 11, 2001, Tropical Storm Allison: hit southeast US; 24 dead; heavy flooding in Texas and Louisiana; 36” of rain; costliest tropical storm in US history ; $5 billion.

  • September 18, 2001, Israel pulls back military from the West Bank due to enormous pressure from Washington.
  • October 2 2001, President George Bush announces a dramatic break with America’s previous Middle East policy, saying that he is prepared to back the creation of a Palestinian state.
  • October 5, 2001, American relations with Israel plunge to their lowest point in a decade, as the White House denounces as “unacceptable” statements by the Israeli prime minister comparing the US coalition-building in the Arab world with British appeasement of the Nazis in the 1930s.
  • September 18-October 9, 2001, anthrax mail attacks, killing 5, infecting 17
  • October 11 2001, The Bush administration unveils a dramatic new blueprint for Middle East peace, envisaging Jerusalem as a shared capital for an Israeli and a Palestinian state.
  • October 11, 2001, Over half a dozen tornadoes sweep across Oklahoma and Nebraska

  • June 8, 2002, President Bush Meets with Egyptian President Mubarak
  • June 8, 2002, Hayman fire began in Colorado, the largest in the state’s history, burning nearly 138,000 acres; 132 homes lost.

  • October 24, 2002, President Bush’s Middle East envoy, William Burns warns Ariel Sharon that his government should swiftly end the suffering and humiliation of the Palestinians.
  • October 24, 2002, Corpus Christi, Texas, hit by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding, one dead; $85 million in damage

  • November 5, 2002, President Bush “observe the holy month of Ramadan…Islam is a peace-loving faith”
  • November 9-11, 2002, 83 tornadoes tear through seven states: 36 dead, +$160 million damage; one of worst November tornado outbreaks on record

  • December 5, 2002, Bush commemorated end of Ramadan at Islamic Center in DC, saying it commemorates the revelation of God’s word in the Holy Koran to the prophet Mohammad.”
  • December 5, 2002, Worst ice storm in history of Carolinas; from Oklahoma to the Carolinas 1.6 million homes and businesses without electric power 

  • January 28, 2003, President George W. Bush’s State of the Union address, “In the Middle East, we will continue to seek peace between a secure Israel and a democratic Palestine.”
  • January 31, 2003, Collin Powell addresses the National Conference of World Affairs Councils of America stating, “With the help of this Quartet and other members of the international community, we are drawing up a roadmap to a lasting peace based on President Bush’s vision of two states, Israel and Palestine, living side by side in peace and security.”
  • February 1, 2003, Space Shuttle Columbia disaster over Palestine, Texas, with Israeli (first) Astronaut Ilan Ramon on board.

  • April 30, 2003, Publishing of “the Road Map to Peace” that had been developed by the so-called “Quartet” and was presented to Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon by U.S. Ambassador Daniel Kurtzer. 
  • April 30 – May 10, 2003, Tornadoes began occurring over the affected area on April 30, but the most prolific continuous period was the seven-day period of May 4–10. There were 401 tornado reports in 19 states and 1 Canadian province, 1,587 reports of large hail, and 740 reports of wind damage. More severe weather broke out this week alone than any other week in U.S. history.

  • May-August 2003, Quartet (US, EU, UN & Russia) continued meeting and negotiating “Road Map” plan for dividing Israel. 
  • June-August 2003 Hottest summer in Europe in 500 years; 22,000 dead in 14 countries; 50% of many crops lost; hundreds of fires; billions lost in agriculture. The “meteorological equator” – the hot air mass usually over Africa shifted north to Europe; US experienced record heat in West (like 1930s dust bowl), but torrential rains in East, with some areas receiving double the normal rainfall; Russia: 431 fires, Germany 300 fires, Locust descended on Mongolia/China border towns damaging 11 million hectares of crops.

  • July 15, 2003, Hurricane Claudette makes landfall in Texas causing $181 million in damages
  • July 16, 2003, the State Department releases the “Roadmap for Peace in the Middle East: Israeli/Palestinian Reciprocal Action, Quartet Support”

  • August 10, 2004, Secretary of State Powell remarks at Seeds of Peace Even, “In the Middle East, we are committed to realizing President Bush’s vision of two states, Israel and Palestine, living side by side in peace and security. We believe that Israel’s plan to withdraw from Gaza, and to begin the withdrawal from the West Bank, with four settlements withdrawn from, represents a valuable opportunity to move forward. This initiative could help to bring both sides, both sides together to resume negotiations under the path, under the direction of the elements of the roadmap.” The roadmap was set.
  • August 12, 2004, Tropical Storm Bonnie hit northwest Florida ($1.2 million in damages) while on August 13, 2004, a mere 22 hours after Bonnie, Hurricane Charley hits southern Florida. It was the first time in history that two tropical cyclones struck the same state in a 24-hour period. Charley caused $16.3 billion in damages and 16 dead.

  • August 29, 2004, Hurricane Gaston hit South Carolina with $130 million in damage
  • September 5, 2004, Hurricane Frances hit eastern Florida causing $4.5 billion in damages
  • September 16, 2004, Hurricane Ivan hit Alabama, tracking north all the way to Delaware, entered the Atlantic, headed south, crossed Florida, reentering the Gulf of Mexico on September 21, 2004, returned to being a tropical storm, weakened and hit Louisiana on September 24, 2004, leaving 58 dead and $18.8 billion in damage after its loop through the southern United States.
  • September 25, 2004, Hurricane Jeanne made landfall in Florida just 2 miles (3 kilometers) from where Frances had struck a mere 3 weeks earlier. Building on the rainfall of Frances and Ivan, Jeanne brought near-record flood levels as far north as West Virginia and New Jersey causing  $6.8 billion, making this the 13th costliest hurricane in U.S. history.
  • October 10, 2004, Tropical Storm Matthew made landfall in Louisiana causing $305,000
  • 2004 Hurricane season caused over $46 billion in damage

  • November 22, 2004, The US Secretary of State, Colin Powell, visits Israel and the West Bank in an attempt to resuscitate the peace process.
  • November 22–24, 2004, 104 tornadoes from Texas to Mississippi broke out causing $13.7 billion in damage

  • June 7, 2005, President Welcomes British Prime Minister Blair to the White House to “…support Israel’s disengagement from Gaza…” and continues until August, 2005.
  • June 8, 2005, nearly two months earlier than when the 2004 season started, Tropical Storm Arlene formed and making landfall in the Panhandle of Florida on Jun 11, 2005. Minimal damage.
  • July 5, 2005, Hurricane Cindy made landfall in Louisiana causing $320 million in damages
  • July 10, 2005, Hurricane Dennis made landfall Pensacola, Florida, causing 15 deaths and $2.23 billion in damages

Katrina and Gaza

  • In 2005, one of the deadliest natural disasters in US history, Hurricane Katrina, coincided with the expulsion of the Jewish population from Gush Katif, which became part of the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, in a much-reviled political move made under pressure from the US government.
  • 8 Aug 2005: U.S. pressures Israel to pull out of Gaza
  • 15 Aug 2005: Israel begins to pull out of Gaza forcing settlers out (9,000 Israeli’s forcibly removed from Gaza)
  • 23 Aug 2005: Hurricane Katrina forms
  • 24 Aug 2005: Israel pullout completes Gaza withdrawal
  • 24 Aug 2005: U.S. pressures Israel to resume roadmap plan
  • 26 Aug 2005: Sharon faces the battle of his political life against Netanyahu
  • 26 Aug 2005: Oil hits a record high at $68/barrel
  • 29 Aug 2005: Katrina hits New Orleans – 28 levees fail (over 50 in the ensuing days) and displaced over 1 million people in the U.S. making it the largest diaspora in U.S. history. That’s over 111 times more than those in the Gaza. Katrina cause over $200 billion in damages.
  • 4 Jan 2006: Ariel Sharon has massive stroke leaving him in a permanent vegetative state

  • 30 Mar 2010: Netanyahu snubbed at the White House while Obama goes to dinner
  • 10 Apr 2010: Israel will not attend the Obama Nuclear Arms Summit in fears the US will force Israel
  • 19 Apr 2010: Obama and Israel: Showdown at the UN (U.S. will not rubber-stamp a veto on non-Israeli friendly votes)
  • 20 Apr 2010: Israel warns of a nuclear race in the Middle East where Iran is allowed to have the bomb
  • 21 Apr 2010: US will not attack Iran on nuclear issue, leaves Israel to make a unilateral decision, which without US support will fail
  • 21 Apr 2010: US to allow a nuclear Iran
  • 21 Apr 2010: Oil Rig explodes off coast of Louisiana, 11 killed
  • 29 Apr 2010: Obama warns Israel and PA to do nothing to stop peace process
  • 29 Apr 2010: Gulf Oil slick: Businesses Brace for the worse
  • 29 Apr 2010: Oil Slick makes landfall

  • 21 Jun 2010: US angry with the continued building in East Jerusalem
  • 22 Jun 2010: Israel’s feeling of isolation is becoming more pronounced
  • 24 Jun 2010: Obama calls Gaza situation ‘unsustainable’
  • 24 Jun 2010: A 100-yard-wide tornado with winds of at least 100 mph rips through Bridgeport causing massive damage
  • June 2016, a summit was held in Paris as a prelude to a multi-national conference that would force Israel to unilaterally accept the two-state solution and create a Palestinian state within its borders. 
  • As the delegates left the summit, rain began to fall. Over the next 24 hours, the River Seine rose 20 feet, resulting in the worst flooding Paris has seen in decades.

  • August 24, 2017, Hurricane Harvey: As of Sunday, Aug 27, …a result of what FEMA labeled “the worst disaster” in Texan history. 
  • August 24, 2017, Trump’s Middle East team met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv

After 13 hours of vetting the dates and events, I just copied what I wrote in my study from March 2010 to Hurricane Harvey. I think this kind of proves a point… beware messing with God’s chosen people.

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By the Numbers

While I am by no means a prophet, I see the handwriting on the wall. I’ve not written anything in a while, as was pointed out to me by a wonderful person. My excuse is that with so much going on, time is just flying and so are the prophecies unfolding.

Certainly, 2020 will do go down in history books as an eventful year. Looking at worldwide events, here’s how I see “birth pains” as promised – event(s) that affect the world.

In 2001, 9/11 happened and changed the world, the first birth pain. On March 11, 2011, the 9.0 earthquake in Japan, a birth pain, killing 15,897 but polluting the Pacific Ocean with radioactive sewage due to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. In 2018, the USA moved its embassy to Jerusalem, politically freeing Israel after 70 years of political captivity of their capital. Since then we’ve had the CCP COVID virus unleashed, the third birth pain, and in Israel, several peace treaties signed with more to come. Can anyone quote 1 Thessalonians 5:3?

Indeed, 2020 will be remembered more about COVID-19 than any other event (as of the typing of this entry). Personally, I do not believe it’s natural in origin, but honestly, that doesn’t matter, it’s still a judgment for the sins of our nations. More on that in a moment. The results of the infection won’t be immediate death, although the governments and the media would have you believe otherwise. The Spanish Flu of 1918 killed an estimated 50 million people in its 18-month reign, killing people within three days in most cases. World War I helped stop its reign – I’ll let you guess why (hint: 22-25 million died from the war.)

As of this blog entry, almost 47 million have been infected with COVID-19, but just over 1.2 million have died from it; ~2.6%. However, COVID-19 did more to destroy economies than people. Prior to COVID-19 according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for nations was 4.4 in 2018, and today, in October 2020, the world has a negative growth of -4.4. Some countries, like Spain, have negative growth of -13.1 because their economy runs off tourists with a population of just under 47 million citizens with 83 million annual visitors! Due to COVID-19, they’re locked down, Europe is locked down, and the world is locked down. Few if any tourists!

“To put this contraction into historical context, quarterly GDP had never experienced a drop greater than 3 percent (at a quarterly, nonannualized rate) since record keeping began in 1947 (Routley 2020).” Brookings.edu

So where are we on the scriptural timeline? Let’s go to the word of God and see.

Matthew 24:4-8

Jesus told them, “Don’t let anyone mislead you, for many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah.’ They will deceive many. And you will hear of wars and threats of wars, but don’t panic. Yes, these things must take place, but the end won’t follow immediately. Nation will go to war against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in many parts of the world. But all this is only the first of the birth pains, with more to come.”

Let’s look at the first part of verse 4, “claiming, ‘I am the Messiah.’” The word Messiah just means the “anointed,” so, in your own experiences, there’s been more than 21. Think about all the televangelists or YouTube preachers that say they’re anointed “in Jesus’ Name” and are completely false. However, openly professed “Messiahs” as defined as “saviors” are listed below.

False Prophets:

  • 100-300 AD – 2
  • 301-1110 AD – 1
  • 1111-1899 AD – 11
  • 1900-present – 21

While Jesus said, “you will hear of wars and threats of wars,” but, here’s a list of all the wars in recorded history as of this writing.

Wars:

Range   # of Wars   Span of Years
BC Wars 275   ~4000
1 AD – 1799 AD 1078   1800
1800 – 2020 AD 1683   220

Breakdown of the number of years to reach 111 wars (the total in the 2000s):

Range   Total Wars # years range Year to reach 111 wars
1400s 118 100 94
1500s 156 100 64
1600s 160 100 63
1700s 182 100 76
1800s 590 100 17
1900s 982 100 7
2000s 111 20 20

Notice the dramatic increase of wars! Now look at the total death rate just for wars, and again, it is amazing in the uptick of death from war. These facts show that the one thing we as a people learned is how to kill our neighbors.

Estimates (low) Deaths from all wars in recorded history:

Deaths Range
5,200,000 All of BC
111,000,000 1 AD – 1499
16,200,000 1500s
36,000,000 1600s
3,400,000 1700s
39,600,000 1800s
127,600,000 1900s
2,100,000 2000s

Though I took the low-end of the range of deaths from Wikipedia (i.e., 20m to 25m died in WWI – I took 20m as the count), humanity has killed 116.2 million from all recorded history to 1499 AD. From 1500-2020 (only 520 years) humanity killed 225 million people. These numbers are only those that died because of war and not of disease or abortion. If you include the abortion rates according to the World Health Organization (WHO), 56 million babies are aborted each year, worldwide. Globally, 25% of all pregnancies ended in abortion from 2010-2014. During that same time, 73% of the abortions were by married women.

But the most horrendous statistic is that if I just use the conservative number of 40 million abortions a year and multiply that by 25 years, the world has voluntarily killed 1,000,000,000 – 1 Billion innocent people. In the last 25 years, humanity killed almost three times as many people as all the historical wars combined with 341 million deaths due to war.

Now we’ll go over the next part of the verse, “Nation will go to war against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.” You may or may not know this, but “nation” in Greek means “a race or a tribe” and with the riots all over the world between the haves and have nots, this part of the verse is also happening. Think about it: India vs. Pakistan (kingdom); the USA vs. China (kingdom); the USA vs. Russia (kingdom); USA vs. the USA (nation – i.e. tribalism) (democrats vs. those against them) and everyone currently crying out for civil war. Most of these groups are paid rabble-rousers of George Soros and the left. Then you have the French riots of Muslim vs. non-Muslim (nation) and then you have all those in Africa. Anyone who studies history sees that in the USA, the Nazis won, and the socialists and communists have taken hold of our nation.

So, what’s next? “There will be famines and earthquakes in many parts of the world.” The food supply chains are already at their breaking point due to COVID-19. Also, due to the floods in China, they’ve had to import billions of tons of food while lying to their citizens that 2020 had a bumper crop. Then you have the locus that has eaten most of East Africa’s food supply, India, Pakistan, and China also suffering their locus plague. Famines will be a hot topic in the next few quarters. Already, even in America, food banks are short 8 billion meals! If we’re suffering, imagine the rest of the world on the brink!

Next, we have “earthquakes in many parts of the world. ” I went to the USGS site and downloaded all the earthquakes from 1900 to 2020 into an Excel spreadsheet. I then stripped out the fields I didn’t want and kept the date/time and the magnitude. I then created these two charts. The first is the magnitude over the range of time. In fact, I eliminated any earthquake that was below 7.0. By doing this, it ensures that the argument can’t be made that “…seismic equipment is much more sensitive today…” Humans can feel at least 6.0 and above without the need for equipment, and the further they are away from the epicenter shows how strong of an earthquake they felt.

The chart is ok, but not understandable, so I created another chart that shows the trends. Now you can see there is an upward trend of greater magnitude earthquakes by totals. As you can see, the peaks of highs and lows are trending upwards showing that the quantity of quakes is not only increasing but their magnitude as well.

Everyone is waiting for 2020 to end, and what does Jesus have to say about all of this?

“… But all this is only the first of the birth pains, with more to come.”

As of this posting, it’s Election Day. I wonder what tomorrow brings.

References – to do your own homework

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What’s in a word?

Mark 14:32-34

They went to the olive grove called Gethsemane, and Jesus said, “Sit here while I go and pray.” He took Peter, James, and John with him, and he became deeply troubled and distressed. He told them, “My soul is crushed with grief to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.”

Gethsemane, the garden where Jesus was betrayed has an interesting meaning – oil-press. Which in Hebrew is two words, “gath” meaning “wine-press” and “shemen” meaning “liquid, fat, or richness” but the cool thing is that gath comes from the word nagan which means to make music, strum with your fingers to play a tune. In Gethsemane, Jesus’ soul was crushed with the weight of what was to come. But because He proceeded, as the oil-press squeezes out the fluid of an olive, just like Jesus bled for us with the weight of our sins. So, what does this have to do with music? David prophesied, and Paul extended it:

Psalms 40:3

He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see what he has done and be amazed. They will put their trust in the LORD.

Colossians 3:16

Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts.

Peter means rock, James is actually Jacob meaning to circumvent, and John means favored by God.

The 10 Commandments, written on stone and the handwriting against us is replaced with God’s favor!

 Amazing how names of places have such profound meaning!

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Ezra 7

Ezra 7:1-10

Many years later, during the reign of King Artaxerxes of Persia, there was a man named Ezra. He was the son of Seraiah, son of Azariah, son of Hilkiah, son of Shallum, son of Zadok, son of Ahitub, son of Amariah, son of Azariah, son of Meraioth, son of Zerahiah, son of Uzzi, son of Bukki, son of Abishua, son of Phinehas, son of Eleazar, son of Aaron the high priest. This Ezra was a scribe who was well versed in the Law of Moses, which the LORD, the God of Israel, had given to the people of Israel. He came up to Jerusalem from Babylon, and the king gave him everything he asked for, because the gracious hand of the LORD his God was on him. Some of the people of Israel, as well as some of the priests, Levites, singers, gatekeepers, and Temple servants, traveled up to Jerusalem with him in the seventh year of King Artaxerxes’ reign. Ezra arrived in Jerusalem in August of that year. He had arranged to leave Babylon on April 8, the first day of the new year, and he arrived at Jerusalem on August 4, for the gracious hand of his God was on him. This was because Ezra had determined to study and obey the Law of the LORD and to teach those decrees and regulations to the people of Israel.

I find that when a list of names is given, there’s a meaning to the list. Here are the definitions and what they mean.

Artaxerxes = “I will make the spoiled to boil: I will stir myself (in) winter”
Shallum = “retribution”  
Zadok = “righteous”  
Ahitub = “my brother is good (goodness)”
Amariah = “Jehovah speaks” or “Yah(u) has promised”
Meraioth = “rebellious”  
Zerahiah = “Jehovah has risen”  
Uzzi = “strong”  
Bukki = “wasting”
Abishua = “my father is rescue (safety), or is opulence”
Phinehas = “mouth of brass”
Eleazar = “God has helped” 
Aaron = “light bringer”  

Here is how I read the names. It’s not authoritative, just some thoughts.

Jesus brought the light to the world (John 8:12) through God’s help (John 3:17). He spoke judgement (Matt 12:34). My father rescued Him from wasting (corruption in the grave) (Psa 16:10, Acts 2:27), and made Him strong (Psa 118:14) rising Him from the dead (Acts 5:30) and defeated the rebellious (Psa 82:6-7) and the Father spoke (Matt 17:5) and promised us to be counted good and righteous (John 3:16) while taking retribution against the enemy and spoiling (Col 2:15) them into a frenzy.

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Doctors

Doctors! Who needs doctors! (hint: When we sin…)

        Exodus 15:26
And He said, “If you will give earnest heed to the voice of the LORD your God, and do what is right in His sight, and give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have put on the Egyptians; for I, the LORD, am your healer.”

          Romans 10:13
For, “Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

The word “saved” is SOZO in Greek. It means:

1.  to save, keep safe and sound, to rescue from danger or destruction   
    a.  one (from injury or peril)   
        1.  to save a suffering one (from perishing), i.e. one suffering from disease, to make well, heal, restore to health  
        2.  to preserve one who is in danger of destruction, to save or rescue   
    b.  to save in the technical biblical sense  

We can have divine healing too! It’s part of our salvation (same word) and promised in Isaiah 53:5, 1 Peter 2:24, again, by faith through Jesus.

        1 Peter 2:24
who his own self bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live to righteousness; by whose stripes you were healed

        Isaiah 53:5
But he was pierced for our transgressions. He was crushed for our iniquities. The punishment that brought our peace was on him; and by his wounds we are healed.

Look at what Jesus Himself said:

        Matthew 8:13
        Jesus said to the centurion, “Go your way. Let it be done for you as you have believed.” His servant was healed in that hour.

AS YOU BELIEVE! The same as in eternal salvation!

We have all the promises of God as Yes and Amen! 2 Cor 1:20. So why do we not receive our healing with these promises?

        1 Peter 1:16
because it is written, “You shall be holy; for I am holy.”

and if we are not walking and abiding in Him, then

        Psalms 66:18
If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:

See, many do not believe because they are not witnessing it for themselves because though they ask they don’t receive because they are living in sin, in doubt, and without faith. Yes, it’s that simple.

        James 4:3
You ask, and don’t receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it for your pleasures.

        Mark 11:22-26
And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses. Sin gives the enemy legal right to harass you and steal from you. By walking in the Spirit of truth in faith, you can claim the promises of God and take your promises by force from the enemy.

          Matthew 11:12
From the days of John the Baptizer until now, the Kingdom of Heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.   

If you do not believe these verses, then how can you believe in eternal salvation?

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Faith (Greek for “strong conviction”)

If we’d learn to confess our sins and those of our parents and grandparents, we could then claim the promises of God. “Let your will be done on earth as it is in heaven,” Jesus said. Is there sickness and disease (notice dis-ease) in heaven? No, there’s peace. Any Christian can be healed because Jesus healed us with His punishments.

Isaiah 53:5
But he was pierced for our transgressions. He was crushed for our iniquities. The punishment that brought our peace was on him; and by his wounds we are healed.

1 Peter 2:24
who his own self bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live to righteousness; by whose stripes you were healed.

So why are there sick? Unbelief or sin. That’s it. I’m giving you scriptures unlike many of the others that speak in foolish ignorance like I used to. People develop all kinds of weird theology to hide their unbelief. Have faith (Greek for “strong conviction”). To build up that faith, hear the word of God, Romans 10:17. Listen to the word of God, not sinful men. That’s why they don’t post verses as proof of their theology. Anything other than the word of God is doctrines of devils, 1 Timothy 4:1. And boy, is that verse in fulfillment today! Return to having faith! Revelation 3:18!

1 John 5:18 We know that whoever is born of God doesn’t sin, but he who was born of God keeps himself, and the evil one doesn’t touch him.

See? If we cease to sin, 1 Peter 4:1, the devil cannot touch us and we’ll have the power over him. But ceasing from sin isn’t taught anymore by those that do not want to stop their wilful sinning 2 Peter 2:14. These verse spell it out, if you believe.

Got an incurable disease or autistic child? Take dominion over the evil spirit of infirmity (Luke 13:11) : John 15:7 If you remain in me, and my words remain in you, you will ask whatever you desire, and it will be done for you.  Luke 1:37 For everything spoken by God is possible. John 14:14 If you will ask anything in my name, I will do it

Believing in your heart first (just like salvation) command the spirits to leave in Jesus’ Name.

Luke 10:19-20
Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.

What an amazing promise and yet it’s not taught in the churches. Don’t you realize that what Jesus did we can do too! (I’m still unlearning the junk from denominations myself!)

Mark 11:22-26 Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God.  For most certainly I tell you, whoever may tell this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ and doesn’t doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is happening; he shall have whatever he says.  Therefore I tell you, all things whatever you pray and ask for, believe that you have received them, and you shall have them.  Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone; so that your Father, who is in heaven, may also forgive you your transgressions.  But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your transgressions.”  

Psalms 107:19-20 Then they cry to Yahweh in their trouble, he saves them out of their distresses. He sends his word, and heals them, and delivers them from their graves.  

The Word (Jesus) gave us that same power. So use it, in Jesus’ name, and be free. It’s your choice. Believe the word of God and be free or not and continue suffering.

Imagine

Imagine if right now, you believed the word of God and all its promises, you confess all your known sins, Psalms 139:23, and start claiming the word of God and taking dominion over the enemy, what that would be like!? If you cannot believe in miracles, then how can you believe in salvation? It’s the same faith. Now that’s a scary thought! Don’t think I say this to plant the seed of doubt, but the check yourself (as I do):

2 Corinthians 13:5
Test your own selves, whether you are in the faith. Test your own selves. Or don’t you know as to your own selves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you are disqualified.

I’ve been in denominations for years, but when I witnessed for myself God’s healing promises, it changed my life. I found out the word of God is true today as it was at Creation, all of it! Those that say it’s not for today are lying charlatans, wolves in sheep’s clothing, or like I was, ignorant of the truth. This is why I post so many scriptures, so you can believe and have faith and live in faith.

Habakkuk 2:4
Behold, his soul is puffed up. It is not upright in him, but the righteous will live by his faith.

Romans 1:17
For in it is revealed God’s righteousness from faith to faith. As it is written, “But the righteous shall live by faith.”

Galatians 3:11
Now that no man is justified by the law before God is evident, for, “The righteous will live by faith.”

Is the faith you live life-changing? Are you taking dominion over the enemy or allowing him to roam free in your life and those under your authority? I don’t judge, I ask, because I ask this of myself.  I have a long way to go, but I do engage the enemy and I win through Jesus when I’m not found in sin. There is a cause and effect here people. It’s throughout the entire word of God.

Deuteronomy 28:1-2
It shall happen, if you shall listen diligently to the voice of Yahweh your God, to observe to do all his commandments which I command you this day, that Yahweh your God will set you on high above all the nations of the earth: and all these blessings shall come on you, and overtake you, if you shall listen to the voice of Yahweh your God.

Deuteronomy 28:15
But it shall come to pass, if you will not listen to the voice of Yahweh your God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command you this day, that all these curses shall come on you, and overtake you.

Look at all the “if you” in the scriptures. It’s always a choice.

Matthew 6:15
But if you don’t forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. 

WOAH! That’s the word of God. If you harbor ill-will and won’t forgive, then God will not forgive you! What’s that do to salvation?

Ephesians 5:5
Know this for sure, that no sexually immoral person, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the Kingdom of Christ and God.

2 Timothy 2:12
If we endure, we will also reign with him. If we deny him, he also will deny us.

If we abide in faith, living in faith, then we take dominion just like Jesus did Who gave us the power to reign with Him, right now in this world!

1 John 4:17
In this love has been made perfect among us, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment, because as he is, even so are we in this world.

We are already seated in heaven with Jesus! Ephesians 2:6!

So, believe the word of God, or the words of men.

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