What does it mean in the bible when it says to be no part of the world?

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

Jesus mentioned being no part of the world. How can we be not part of the world when we live in the world and we are required to share bible truths with others? If we are no part of the world the bible warns we will be hated. So we should keep in mind does the world love us or does it hate us and exactly what does Jesus mean when he says the world. The closer we get to the end of this system the more we need to be careful and be not part of the world. Those who are part of the world will be destroyed. Certainly we would not want to be destroyed. We have to remember Jesus own people persecuted and killed him because he was telling them what they needed to hear and not what they wanted to hear. Many know the signs we are to look for indicating the end of this system. The bible even warned about us getting over confident that the time is a way off. Many would say these things have always been happening. Yes they have been , when Jesus was speaking of those things occurring he was referring to them occurring on a scale and level they had never occurred before. Earthquakes, famine, pestilence were all usually localized and rarely happened. Now things like this occur so much people barely take note. The bible tells us to stay awake or the day will suddenly be upon us and it will be too late to escape. For some this will be happy times because they will know redemption is near but for others it will be fearful times. For those who paid no note to the things and how they are occurring on a world wide scale like they never have before, by the time they realize they should have prepared it will be too late and God’s great day will be suddenly upon them.

Jesus gives us one clue to this when he was being questioned by Pilate and he answered “my Kingdom is no part of the world”. So if we choose to obey Christ as ruler rather then man we are working towards being no part of the world. We are also told those of the world would not worship in truth. Their hearts would not be complete towards God.

We were warned not to love the world or the things in the world because it and all in it are passing away. We are told those who do God’s will are the ones who will remain. So now I will discuss below what it means to be a part of the world from God’s viewpoint. Many are confused and do not know when to make their yes mean yes and their no mean no. There is no authority wiser or more powerful then God. By learning what he requires we clearly know when to make our yes mean yes and our no mean no.

(John 17:13-19) . . .. 14 I have given your word to them, but the world has hated them, because they are no part of the world, just as I am no part of the world. 15 “I do not request that you take them out of the world, but that you watch over them because of the wicked one. 16 They are no part of the world, just as I am no part of the world. 17 Sanctify them by means of the truth; your word is truth. 18 Just as you sent me into the world, I also sent them into the world. 19 And I am sanctifying myself in their behalf, so that they also may be sanctified by means of truth.

(John 15:18, 19) If the world hates you, you know that it has hated me before it hated you. 19 If you were part of the world, the world would be fond of what is its own. Now because you are no part of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, for this reason the world hates you.

(Matthew 10:22) And you will be hated by all people on account of my name, but the one who has endured to the end will be saved.

(John 18:34-36) . . .” 35 Pilate replied: “I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests handed you over to me. What did you do?” 36 Jesus answered: “My Kingdom is no part of this world. If my Kingdom were part of this world, my attendants would have fought that I should not be handed over to the Jews. But as it is, my Kingdom is not from this source.”

(2 Timothy 3:12, 13) 12 In fact, all those desiring to live with godly devotion in association with Christ Jesus will also be persecuted. 13 But wicked men and impostors will advance from bad to worse, misleading and being misled.

(2 Thessalonians 2:11) That is why God lets a deluding influence mislead them so that they may come to believe the lie,

(1 Timothy 4:1) However, the inspired word clearly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to misleading inspired statements and teachings of demons,

(2 Timothy 3:1-5) 3 But know this, that in the last days critical times hard to deal with will be here. 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, haughty, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, disloyal, 3 having no natural affection, not open to any agreement, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, without love of goodness, 4 betrayers, headstrong, puffed up with pride, lovers of pleasures rather than lovers of God, 5 having an appearance of godliness but proving false to its power; and from these turn away.

(1 John 2:15-17) 15 Do not love either the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him; 16 because everything in the world—the desire of the flesh and the desire of the eyes and the showy display of one’s means of life—does not originate with the Father, but originates with the world. 17 Furthermore, the world is passing away and so is its desire, but the one who does the will of God remains forever.

(Matthew 5:36, 37) . . .. 37 Just let your word ‘Yes’ mean yes, your ‘No,’ no, for what goes beyond these is from the wicked one.

Those who have choosen to be no part of the world will be ridiculed, looked down on and they will even accuse themof losing their minds. The lines between what is right and what is wrong have become obscured but those who have written God’s word in their hearts clearly know right from wrong so will not participate on many of the things the world does. Because of that they will speak abusively of those who choose to obey God and they will even lie about them. This is why we must do our best to remain blameless so the things they falsely accuse us of they will be held accountable for. This is why Jesus told us when someone strikes us turn the other cheek. If we struck them back we would be no different then they are. We would be resorting to violence to solve our problems.

We are warned that friendship with the world is enmity with God. So we cannot be friends with the world and friends with God. By loving the things in the world and devoting our time to things of the world and neglecting spiritual things which should be our first priority we are putting a divide between ourselves and God. The bible warns us we cannot slave for two masters. We are told we must purify our hearts and our minds. In order to do this we have to read God’s word and let it guide all we do.

We are warned not to be unevenly yoked by those who are part of the world. Those who do will not do God’s will or will not except him as the one true God we should not let ourselves be yoked to them. In other worlds we should not be friends with those of the world. They could draw us away from God. This has happened many times in the bible. King Solomon was one example where this occurred he took in concubines from the nations and they eventually got him to start worshiping their false gods. We are told we must love Jehovah God with our whole hearts and whole soul. How can we do this if we are torn between the world and the Heavenly Kingdom? This is why we are told to seek the things above first. We are warned the whole word lies in the power of the wicked one. So we could easily be drawn away from spiritual things and start focusing mainly on material or worldly things. It is not wrong to have material possessions or to have wealth unless it takes precedence over spiritual things. There may be someone we care about but if they reject God and reject God’s guidance then they could draw us away from spiritual things no matter how nice they may seem. Some may put hobbies over spiritual things, some may put life desires over spiritual things. These are subtle things that could slowly influence us and draw us away from God. Things are rapidly winding down so now more then ever we need to put spiritual things first. This does not mean we neglect responsibly. It means we should be content with what we have and focus on spiritual matters first and we have certain life responsibilities that must be addressed. Especially family matters.

I will discuss other things that could make us a part of the world below.

(1 Peter 4:1-4) 4 Since Christ suffered in the flesh, you too arm yourselves with the same mental disposition; because the person who has suffered in the flesh has desisted from sins, 2 so that he may live the remainder of his time in the flesh, no more for the desires of men, but for God’s will. 3 For the time that has passed by is sufficient for you to have done the will of the nations when you carried on in acts of brazen conduct, unbridled passions, overdrinking, wild parties, drinking bouts, and lawless idolatries. 4 They are puzzled that you do not continue running with them in the same decadent course of debauchery, so they speak abusively of you. . .

(1 Peter 3:16-20) 16 Maintain a good conscience, so that in whatever way you are spoken against, those who speak against you may be put to shame because of your good conduct as followers of Christ. 17 For it is better to suffer because you are doing good, if it is God’s will to allow it, than because you are doing evil. 18 For Christ died once for all time for sins, a righteous person for unrighteous ones, in order to lead you to God. He was put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit. 19 And in this state he went and preached to the spirits in prison, 20 who had formerly been disobedient when God was patiently waiting in Noah’s day, while the ark was being constructed, in which a few people, that is, eight souls, were carried safely through the water.

(Titus 2:6-10) 6 Likewise, keep on urging the younger men to be sound in mind, 7 showing yourself to be an example of fine works in every way. Teach (Matthew 5:36, 37) . . .. 37 Just let your word ‘Yes’ mean yes, your ‘No,’ no, for what goes beyond these is from the wicked one.what is pure with all seriousness, 8 using wholesome speech that cannot be criticized, so that those who oppose may be put to shame, having nothing negative to say about us. 9 Let slaves be in subjection to their owners in all things, trying to please them, not talking back, 10 not stealing from them, but showing complete trustworthiness, so that in every way they may adorn the teaching of our Savior, God. . .

(James 4:4) Adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever, therefore, wants to be a friend of the world is making himself an enemy of God.

(Matthew 6:24) “No one can slave for two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will stick to the one and despise the other. You cannot slave for God and for Riches.

(James 4:4-8) 4 Adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever, therefore, wants to be a friend of the world is making himself an enemy of God. 5 Or do you think that for no reason the scripture says: “The spirit that has taken up residence within us keeps enviously longing”? 6 However, the undeserved kindness that He gives is greater. So it says: “God opposes the haughty ones, but he gives undeserved kindness to the humble ones.” 7 Therefore, subject yourselves to God; but oppose the Devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Draw close to God, and he will draw close to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you indecisive ones.

(Matthew 22:35-40) . . .: 36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 37 He said to him: “‘You must love Jehovah your God with your whole heart and with your whole soul and with your whole mind.’ 38 This is the greatest and first commandment. 39 The second, like it, is this: ‘You must love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments the whole Law hangs, and the Prophets. . .

(Colossians 3:1, 2) 3 If, however, you were raised up with the Christ, go on seeking the things above, where the Christ is seated at the right hand of God. 2 Keep your minds fixed on the things above, not on the things on the earth.

(1 John 5:19-21) 19 we know that we originate with God, but the whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one. 20 But we know that the Son of God has come, and he has given us insight so that we may gain the knowledge of the one who is true. And we are in union with the one who is true, by means of his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and life everlasting. 21 Little children, guard yourselves from idols.

Man started putting faith in ourselves instead of God in the garden of Eden when Adam and Eve decided they did not need God to guide and teach them. Their disobedience was because they believed a lie Satan had told them, that they would be just like God. Well we have had thousands of years to prove that lie to be wrong. Man has tried every form of government and violence, disease, world disasters, hatred and wars are only getting worse. We have had two world wars that resulted in many deaths. Disease and chronic illness is getting worse and worse. Man is only making things worse. It has been thoroughly proven we cannot do it without God. Man could never end death because life comes from God. He seated Jesus on the thrown and since Jesus defeated death he is not king over that also and has the authority to give those life God has chosen to be deserving of life. We need to put our faith in the heavenly kingdom and not human rulers to solve mans problems. Jesus knew that no human government would be able to solve man’s problems and that it would take the Heavenly Kingdom to straighten all this mess out. This is why when he was tempted by Satan and offered all the kingdoms of the earth by Satan he did not accept . He was aware that humans can be easily deceived. They are imperfect and make errors. Jesus was well aware that no human government would be able to solve mans problems. Also only God has the wisdom and power to put an end to all the corruption and suffering. Jesus chose to wait until he was seated on the heavenly thrown by God. God made Jesus king, he died obedient to God and is now sitting on the throne. God has given him full authority and the knowledge and power to put an end to the corruption and suffering. So we should be focused on things above and not the things on earth because man will never solve mans problems, we are imperfect, easily corrupted. We die so even if we do many good things the next person to come along would most likely undo them. Even though Jesus new he would be king he still respected the authority figures and obeyed the laws but he did not put his faith in the kingdoms and rulers on earth. We are in a time where many will appear as angels of light. The only ones we can fully trust is Jesus and Jehovah God. We cannot even rely on our own understanding because we are only human. We lack the foresight and wisdom that Jesus and God have. The apostles followed Jesus example in obedience and respect for secular authorities. The authorities do keep some organization and prevent certain things from getting to bad. They provide services like police officers and fire departments.

What are some of the identifying marks of those who choose to be no part of the world?

(John 6:14, 15) . . .” 15 Then Jesus, knowing that they were about to come and seize him to make him king, withdrew again to the mountain all alone. . .

(Luke 20:19-26) 19 The scribes and the chief priests then sought to get their hands on him in that very hour, but they feared the people, for they realized that he told this illustration with them in mind. 20 And after observing him closely, they sent men whom they had secretly hired to pretend that they were righteous in order to catch him in his speech, so as to turn him over to the government and to the authority of the governor. 21 And they questioned him, saying: “Teacher, we know you speak and teach correctly and show no partiality, but you teach the way of God in line with truth: 22 Is it lawful for us to pay taxes to Caesar or not?” 23 But he detected their cunning and said to them: 24 “Show me a de·narʹi·us. Whose image and inscription does it have?” They said: “Caesar’s.” 25 He said to them: “By all means, then, pay back Caesar’s things to Caesar but God’s things to God.” 26 Well, they were not able to trap him in his speech before the people, but amazed at his answer, they became silent.

(Matthew 4:8-11) 8 Again the Devil took him along to an unusually high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. 9 And he said to him: “All these things I will give you if you fall down and do an act of worship to me.” 10 Then Jesus said to him: “Go away, Satan! For it is written: ‘It is Jehovah your God you must worship, and it is to him alone you must render sacred service.’” 11 Then the Devil left him, and look! angels came and began to minister to him.

(Ecclesiastes 8:9) 9 All of this I have seen, and I applied my heart to every work that has been done under the sun, during the time that man has dominated man to his harm. . .

(Micah 7:2-5)  2 The loyal one has perished from the earth; Among men there is no one upright. All of them lie in ambush for bloodshed. Each hunts his own brother with a dragnet.  3 Their hands are expert at doing what is bad; The prince is making demands, The judge asks for a reward, The prominent one makes known his desires, And they work it out together.  4 Their best one is like thorns, Their most upright one is worse than a thorn hedge. The day of your watchmen and of your reckoning will come. Now they will panic.  5 Do not put faith in your companion Or trust a close friend. Guard what you say to the one who lies in your embrace.

(Jeremiah 9:3, 4)  3 They bend their tongue like a bow; Falsehood, not faithfulness, prevails in the land. “They advance from evil to evil, And they pay no attention to me,” declares Jehovah.  4 “Everyone, be on guard against your neighbor, And do not trust even your brother. For every brother is a betrayer, And every neighbor is a slanderer.

(Romans 13:1-4) 13 Let every person be in subjection to the superior authorities, for there is no authority except by God; the existing authorities stand placed in their relative positions by God. 2 Therefore, whoever opposes the authority has taken a stand against the arrangement of God; those who have taken a stand against it will bring judgment against themselves. 3 For those rulers are an object of fear, not to the good deed, but to the bad. Do you want to be free of fear of the authority? Keep doing good, and you will have praise from it; 4 for it is God’s minister to you for your good. But if you are doing what is bad, be in fear, for it is not without purpose that it bears the sword. It is God’s minister, an avenger to express wrath against the one practicing what is bad.

(Titus 3:1-3) 3 Continue reminding them to be in subjection and to be obedient to governments and authorities, to be ready for every good work, 2 to speak injuriously of no one, not to be quarrelsome, but to be reasonable, displaying all mildness toward all men. 3 For we too were once senseless, disobedient, led astray, being slaves to various desires and pleasures, carrying on in badness and envy, detestable, hating one another.

One of the identifying marks of those who are no part of the world is they would have a deep love for one anther. They would have such deep love they would even love their enemies and would not harm them. Anyone who can love those who love them but it takes getting to know God and try your best imitate Jesus and the love he displayed. He was the perfect image of God because he had imitated what he had seen God do.

The bible stated God’s people would learn war no more. Jesus made it very clear we were not to fight when he told someone to put their sword away when they pulled the sword out to protect him. His death had to occur because a perfect man sinned which brought death on all mankind. Jesus died sinless which means he defeated Satan and is now sitting on the thrown waiting for the command to redeem those God has called to him. Being no part of the world requires we do not get involved in the wars and fighting that is rampant now. Since the Kingdom is a spiritual Kingdom our war is a spiritual one fought with spiritual weapons and armor. Mans rule is about to end and the Heavenly Kingdom will rule over the earth forever.

Next we should consider how we worship. Do we worship as the world does or do we fellow in Jesus and the apostles footsteps and worship as they worshiped? We were warned in the last days there would be many false teachers and teaching of demons. During the end of this system Satan and the demons would be cast out of heaven and have great anger knowing they had very little time left.

(1 John 3:9-12) . . .. 10 The children of God and the children of the Devil are evident by this fact: Whoever does not practice righteousness does not originate with God, nor does the one who does not love his brother. 11 For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another; 12 not like Cain, who originated with the wicked one and slaughtered his brother. And for what reason did he slaughter him? Because his own works were wicked, but those of his brother were righteous. . .

(John 13:34, 35) 34 I am giving you a new commandment, that you love one another; just as I have loved you, you also love one another. 35 By this all will know that you are my disciples—if you have love among yourselves.. . .

(Romans 13:8) 8 Do not owe anything to anyone except to love one another; for whoever loves his fellow man has fulfilled the law. . .

(1 John 4:7-10) 7 Beloved ones, let us continue loving one another, because love is from God, and everyone who loves has been born from God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love has not come to know God, because God is love. 9 By this the love of God was revealed in our case, that God sent his only-begotten Son into the world so that we might gain life through him. 10 The love is in this respect, not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a propitiatory sacrifice for our sins.

(Matthew 5:43-48) 43 “You heard that it was said: ‘You must love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 However, I say to you: Continue to love your enemies and to pray for those who persecute you, 45 so that you may prove yourselves sons of your Father who is in the heavens, since he makes his sun rise on both the wicked and the good and makes it rain on both the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 For if you love those loving you, what reward do you have? Are not also the tax collectors doing the same thing? 47 And if you greet your brothers only, what extraordinary thing are you doing? Are not also the people of the nations doing the same thing? 48 You must accordingly be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

(John 5:19-22) 19 Therefore, in response Jesus said to them: “Most truly I say to you, the Son cannot do a single thing of his own initiative, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever things that One does, these things the Son does also in like manner. 20 For the Father has affection for the Son and shows him all the things he himself does, and he will show him works greater than these, so that you may marvel. 21 For just as the Father raises the dead up and makes them alive, so the Son also makes alive whomever he wants to. 22 For the Father judges no one at all, but he has entrusted all the judging to the Son. . .

(John 12:49, 50) 49 For I have not spoken of my own initiative, but the Father who sent me has himself given me a commandment about what to say and what to speak. 50 And I know that his commandment means everlasting life. So whatever I speak, I speak just as the Father has told me. . .

(Isaiah 2:4)  4 He will render judgment among the nations And set matters straight respecting many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares And their spears into pruning shears. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, Nor will they learn war anymore. . .

(Matthew 26:52-54) 52 Then Jesus said to him: “Return your sword to its place, for all those who take up the sword will perish by the sword. 53 Or do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father to supply me at this moment more than 12 legions of angels? 54 In that case, how would the Scriptures be fulfilled that say it must take place this way?”

(2 Corinthians 10:2-6) . . .. 3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not wage warfare according to what we are in the flesh. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not fleshly, but powerful by God for overturning strongly entrenched things. 5 For we are overturning reasonings and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are bringing every thought into captivity to make it obedient to the Christ; 6 and we are prepared to inflict punishment for every disobedience, as soon as your own obedience is complete.

(Ephesians 6:10-13) 10 Finally, go on acquiring power in the Lord and in the mightiness of his strength. 11 Put on the complete suit of armor from God so that you may be able to stand firm against the crafty acts of the Devil; 12 because we have a struggle, not against blood and flesh, but against the governments, against the authorities, against the world rulers of this darkness, against the wicked spirit forces in the heavenly places. 13 For this reason take up the complete suit of armor from God, so that you may be able to resist in the wicked day and, after you have accomplished everything, to stand firm.

(Daniel 2:44) 44 “In the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed. And this kingdom will not be passed on to any other people. It will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, and it alone will stand forever. . .

(2 Corinthians 4:3-5) 3 If, in fact, the good news we declare is veiled, it is veiled among those who are perishing, 4 among whom the god of this system of things has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, so that the illumination of the glorious good news about the Christ, who is the image of God, might not shine through. 5 For we are preaching, not about ourselves, but about Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus’ sake.

(2 Corinthians 11:14) And no wonder, for Satan himself keeps disguising himself as an angel of light.

(Revelation 12:9) So down the great dragon was hurled, the original serpent, the one called Devil and Satan, who is misleading the entire inhabited earth; he was hurled down to the earth, and his angels were hurled down with him.

Those who are not part of the world would follow Jesus example and be a light to the world , teaching them about God and Jesus and the hope the future promises gives. Just as Jesus stood out in his faith and worship so would those who were no part of the world. Being no part of the world means we do our best to remain blameless in the sight of God. We should also watch who we associate with. We should especially be careful of those who claim to love God and obey Christ but do things they ought not do. Just as in times past the unrighteous will be judged. Many during the apostles times were using idols or images in their worship. They instructed their disciples to stop touching the unclean things and get out from among them. Even religious leaders can stumble us if we do not pay attention. Jesus warned listeners to do as the pharisees said but not to do as they do. The pharisees were about show and would seek the glory of men ,power and wealth instead of glorifying God. They had a lot of authority and because people feared being thrown out of the synagogue they would not even acknowledge Jesus. God’s own son was tempted by many of these things and he rejected them. He chose faith, obedience and loyalty to God over desires and things of the world. He also gave God glory and did not seek mans approval or seek to glorify himself. (Luke 4:5-12). So if we are taking a stand for the truth we should not fear any persecution that may result and that could mean friends , family and even those who we worship with could reject us. We should fear what would result if we did not take our stand for true worship. We are setting an example of courage and faith that could lead others to accept worship that is true in God’s eyes.

What are the identifying marks of those who are part of the world?

(John 12:36) While you have the light, exercise faith in the light, so that you may become sons of light.” Jesus said these things and went off and hid from them.

(Philippians 2:14-16) 14 Keep doing all things free from murmuring and arguments, 15 so that you may come to be blameless and innocent, children of God without a blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you are shining as illuminators in the world, 16 keeping a tight grip on the word of life. . . .

(1 Peter 2:12) Maintain your conduct fine among the nations, so that when they accuse you of being wrongdoers, they may be eyewitnesses of your fine works and, as a result, glorify God in the day of his inspection.

(1 Corinthians 5:9-13) 9 In my letter I wrote you to stop keeping company with sexually immoral people, 10 not meaning entirely with the sexually immoral people of this world or the greedy people or extortioners or idolaters. Otherwise, you would actually have to get out of the world. 11 But now I am writing you to stop keeping company with anyone called a brother who is sexually immoral or a greedy person or an idolater or a reviler or a drunkard or an extortioner, not even eating with such a man. 12 For what do I have to do with judging those outside? Do you not judge those inside, 13 while God judges those outside? “Remove the wicked person from among yourselves.. . .

(2 Peter 2:4-10) 4 Certainly God did not refrain from punishing the angels who sinned, but threw them into Tarʹta·rus, putting them in chains of dense darkness to be reserved for judgment. 5 And he did not refrain from punishing an ancient world, but kept Noah, a preacher of righteousness, safe with seven others when he brought a flood upon a world of ungodly people. 6 And by reducing the cities of Sodʹom and Go·morʹrah to ashes, he condemned them, setting a pattern for ungodly people of things to come. 7 And he rescued righteous Lot, who was greatly distressed by the brazen conduct of the lawless people— 8 for day after day that righteous man was tormenting his righteous soul over the lawless deeds that he saw and heard while dwelling among them. 9 So, then, Jehovah knows how to rescue people of godly devotion out of trial, but to reserve unrighteous people to be destroyed on the day of judgment, 10 especially those who seek to defile the flesh of others and who despise authority.. . .

(2 Corinthians 6:15-18) . . .? 16 And what agreement does God’s temple have with idols? For we are a temple of a living God; just as God said: “I will reside among them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.” 17 “‘Therefore, get out from among them, and separate yourselves,’ says Jehovah, ‘and quit touching the unclean thing’”; “‘and I will take you in.’” 18 “‘And I will become a father to you, and you will become sons and daughters to me,’ says Jehovah, the Almighty.”

(John 12:41-43) . . .. 42 All the same, many even of the rulers actually put faith in him, but they would not acknowledge him because of the Pharisees, so that they would not be expelled from the synagogue; 43 for they loved the glory of men even more than the glory of God. . .

(Mark 12:37-40) . . .And the large crowd was listening to him with pleasure. 38 And in his teaching he went on to say: “Beware of the scribes who want to walk around in robes and want greetings in the marketplaces 39 and front seats in the synagogues and the most prominent places at evening meals. 40 They devour the houses of the widows, and for show they make long prayers. These will receive a more severe judgment.”

Those trying to be no part of the world would listen to Jesus words because they came from his father. They would also love and have faith in Jesus. The closer we get to the end of this system the clearer it will be who is a part of the world and who is not. Those who are no part of the world will not be involved in wars or this political system but would focus on the Heavenly Kingdom and obedience to Jesus who is our king and is now seated on the throne. Those who are no part of the world would repent and stop being a part of this wicked system. They would be forgiving as God and Jesus are forgiving. They would not hold grudges or resentment towards others. They would be peaceable as much as possible. They would not only desire peace they would pursue it. They would not gossip, be contentious, they would not tell lies and would try to be as honest as possible. They would treat everyone with kindness and love including their enemies. They would know their beliefs and have no doubt about what they believe. They would not be full of anger or hostility. They would not have wild parties or get involved in immoral sexual acts. They would show the fruits of the spirit. They would not have big egos and would not stir up competition with others. They would not put their faith in material things or wealth even if they have wealth. They would not be guided by fear but would let God guide all they do. They would respect the gift of life and do all they could to remain healthy and take care of their bodies and minds. They will not let the world mold their thinking but they will let God’s word guide them. The world in contrast would view spiritual things as something foolish.

This is why we are warned to get out from among the unbelievers because their lack of faith could slowly erode away at us until we start putting our faith in ourselves, the world or even human governments instead of the Heavenly Kingdom.

The rewards for remaining steadfast in our faith and trust in God and his son Jesus Christ will be rewarded. Now because we are given peace from the hope of the future promises that the Heavenly Kingdom will bring about and later when those promises are fulfilled and death is done away with and the new system is here when there will be no more suffering or sadness. No more wars, no more death , no more hatred or violence. No one will go hungry. The original purpose for the earth will be fulfilled and the earth will never be ruined again all those ruining the earth will be done away with. Loved ones lost in death will be resurrected and if we are no part of the world we may see them again. I know things are getting very difficult and even frustrating but just a little while longer and the new system will be here.

As things come to a conclusion we need to remain focused on the things above and not on worldly things below. This system is passing away and all the wealth and precious metals and material things will be gone soon to make way for the new system. If we are focused on things of the world we may fall out of favor with God. Jesus warned where our treasure is that is where our heart will be. If we let anxieties of this system which will be gone soon to overwhelm us or we focus more on pursuing material things it could choke the word of God out. God is the giver of life, so we should fear him over all other things including death. If we remain faithful and loyal to God not even death can separate us from the love of Jehovah and our king Jesus.

How do we know we are in the final minutes of this system of things?

(John 8:42-47) 42 Jesus said to them: “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I came from God and I am here. I have not come of my own initiative, but that One sent me. 43 Why do you not understand what I am saying? Because you cannot listen to my word. 44 You are from your father the Devil, and you wish to do the desires of your father. That one was a murderer when he began, and he did not stand fast in the truth, because truth is not in him. When he speaks the lie, he speaks according to his own disposition, because he is a liar and the father of the lie. 45 Because I, on the other hand, tell you the truth, you do not believe me. 46 Who of you convicts me of sin? If I speak truth, why is it that you do not believe me? 47 The one who is from God listens to the sayings of God. This is why you do not listen, because you are not from God.””no part of the world”

(Ephesians 2:1-7) 2 Furthermore, God made you alive, though you were dead in your trespasses and sins, 2 in which you at one time walked according to the system of things of this world, according to the ruler of the authority of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience. 3 Yes, among them we all at one time conducted ourselves in harmony with the desires of our flesh, carrying out the will of the flesh and of our thoughts, and we were naturally children of wrath just as the rest. 4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of his great love with which he loved us, 5 made us alive together with the Christ, even when we were dead in trespasses—by undeserved kindness you have been saved. 6 Moreover, he raised us up together and seated us together in the heavenly places in union with Christ Jesus, 7 so that in the coming systems of things he might demonstrate the surpassing riches of his undeserved kindness in his graciousness toward us in union with Christ Jesus.

(Matthew 6:9-15) 9 “You must pray, then, this way: “‘Our Father in the heavens, let your name be sanctified. 10 Let your Kingdom come. Let your will take place, as in heaven, also on earth. 11 Give us today our bread for this day; 12 and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. 13 And do not bring us into temptation, but deliver us from the wicked one.’ 14 “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you; 15 whereas if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive “no part of the world”your trespasses.

(Psalm 15:1-5) 15 O Jehovah, who may be a guest in your tent? Who may reside in your holy mountain?  2 The one who is walking faultlessly, Practicing what is right And speaking the truth in his heart.  3 He does not slander with his tongue, He does nothing bad to his neighbor, And he does not defame his friends.  4 He rejects anyone who is contemptible, But he honors those fearing Jehovah. He does not go back on his promise, even when it is bad for him.  5 He does not lend his money on interest, And he does not accept a bribe against the innocent. Whoever does these things will never be shaken.

(Romans 12:17-21) 17 Return evil for evil to no one. Take into consideration what is fine from the viewpoint of all men. 18 If possible, as far as it depends on you, be peaceable with all men. 19 Do not avenge yourselves, beloved, but yield place to the wrath; for it is written: “‘Vengeance is mine; I will repay,’ says Jehovah.” 20 But “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by doing this you will heap fiery coals on his head.” 21 Do not let yourself be conquered by the evil, but keep conquering the evil with the good.

(Galatians 5:19-21) 19 Now the works of the flesh are plainly seen, and they are sexual immorality, uncleanness, brazen conduct, 20 idolatry, spiritism, hostility, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, dissensions, divi”no part of the world”sions, sects, 21 envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and things like these. I am forewarning you about these things, the same way I already warned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit God’s Kingdom.

(Galatians 5:22-26) 22 On the other hand, the fruitage of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, 23 mildness, self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Moreover, those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed to the stake the flesh together with its passions and desires. 25 If we are living by spirit, let us also go on walking orderly by spirit. 26 Let us not become egotistical, stirring up competition with one”no part of the world” another, envying one another.

(1 Timothy 6:17-19) 17 Instruct those who are rich in the present system of things not to be arrogant, and to place their hope, not on uncertain riches, but on God, who richly provides us with all the things we enjoy. 18 Tell them to work at good, to be rich in fine works, to be generous, ready to share, 19 safely treasuring up for themselves a fine foundation for the future, so that they may get a firm hold on the real life.

(2 Timothy 1:7, 8) 7 For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice, but one of power and of love and of soundness of mind. 8 So do not become ashamed either of the witness about our Lord or of me, a prisoner for his sake, but take your part in suffering adversity for the good news by relying on the power of God.

(Romans 12:1, 2) 12 Therefore, I appeal to you by the compassions of God, brothers, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, a sacred service with your power of reason. 2 And stop being molded by this system of things, but be transformed by making your mind over, so that you may prove to yourselves the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”no part of the world”

(1 Corinthians 2:14-16) 14 But a physical man does not accept the things of the spirit of God, for they are”no part of the world” foolishness to him; and he cannot get to know them, because they are examined spiritually. 15 However, the spiritual man examines all things, but he himself is not examined by any man. 16 For “who has”no part of the world” come to know the mind of Jehovah, so that he may instruct him?” But we do have the mind of Christ.

(Romans 3:13-18) 13 “Their throat is an open grave; they have deceived with their tongues.” “Venom of asps is behind their lips.” 14 “And their mouth is full of cursing and bitterness.” 15 “Their feet are swift to shed blood.” 16 “Ruin and misery are in their ways, 17 and they have not known the way of peace.” 18 “There is no fear of God before their eyes.”

(2 Corinthians 6:14-18) 14 Do not become unevenly yoked with unbelievers. For what fellowship do righteousness and lawlessness have? Or what sharing does light have with darkness? 15 Further, what harmony is there between Christ and Beʹli·al? Or what does a believer share in common with an unbeliever? 16 And what agreement does God’s temple have with idols? For we are a temple of a living God; just as God said: “I will reside among them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.” 17 “‘Therefore, get out from among them, and separate yourselves,’ says Jehovah, ‘and quit touching the unclean thing’”; “‘and I will take you in.’” 18 “‘And I will become a father to you, and you will become sons and daughters to me,’ says Jehovah, the Almighty.”

(Psalm 37:29) 29 The righteous will possess the earth, And they will live forever on it. . .

(Revelation 21:3, 4) With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. 4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

(Isaiah 11:5-10)  5 Righteousness will be the belt around his waist, And faithfulness the belt of his hips.  6 The wolf will reside for a while with the lamb, And with the young goat the leopard will lie down, And the calf and the lion and the fattened animal will all be together; And a little boy will lead them.  7 The cow and the bear will feed together, And their young will lie down together. The lion will eat straw like the bull.  8 The nursing child will play over the lair of a cobra, And a weaned child will put his hand over the den of a poisonous snake.  9 They will not cause any harm Or any ruin in all my holy mountain, Because the earth will certainly be filled with the knowledge of Jehovah As the waters cover the sea. 10 In that day the root of Jesʹse will stand up as a signal for the peoples. To him the nations will turn for guidance, And his resting-place will become glorious.

(Isaiah 35:4-7)  4 Say to those who are anxious at heart: “Be strong. Do not be afraid. Look! Your own God will come with vengeance, God will come with retribution. He will come and save you.”  5 At that time the eyes of the blind will be opened, And the ears of the deaf will be unstopped.  6 At that time the lame will leap like the deer, And the tongue of the speechless will shout for joy. For waters will burst forth in the wilderness, And streams in the desert plain.  7 The heat-parched ground will become a reedy pool, And the thirsty ground springs of water. In the lairs where jackals rested, There will be green grass and reeds and papyrus.

(Micah 4:3, 4)  3 He will render judgment among many peoples And set matters straight respecting mighty nations far away. They will beat their swords into plowshares And their spears into pruning shears. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, Nor will they learn war anymore.  4 They will sit, each one under his vine and under his fig tree, And no one will make them afraid, For the mouth of Jehovah of armies has spoken.

(Isaiah 11:9)  9 They will not cause any harm Or any ruin in all my holy mountain, Because the earth will certainly be filled with the knowledge of Jehovah As the waters cover the sea. . .

(Isaiah 45:18) 18 For this is what Jehovah says, The Creator of the heavens, the true God, The One who formed the earth, its Maker who firmly established it, Who did not create it simply for nothing, but formed it to be inhabited: “I am Jehovah, and there is no one else.

(John 5:28, 29) 28 Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice 29 and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.

(Colossians 3:1, 2) 3 If, however, you were raised up with the Christ, go on seeking the things above, where the Christ is seated at the right hand of God. 2 Keep your minds fixed on the things above, not on the things on the earth.

(Matthew 6:19-21) 19 “Stop storing up for yourselves treasures on the earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal. 20 Rather, store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

(Matthew 13:21-23) . . .. 22 As for the one sown among the thorns, this is the one hearing the word, but the anxiety of this system of things and the deceptive power of riches choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. 23 As for the one sown upon the fine soil, this is the one hearing the word and getting the sense of it, who really does bear fruit and produces, this one 100 times more, that one 60, the other 30.. . .

(James 4:13-17) 13 Come, now, you who say: “Today or tomorrow we will travel to this city and will spend a year there, and we will do business and make some profit,” 14 whereas you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. For you are a mist that appears for a little while and then disappears. 15 Instead, you should say: “If Jehovah wills, we will live and do this or that.” 16 But now you take pride in your arrogant boasting. All such boasting is wicked. 17 Therefore, if someone knows how to do what is right and yet does not do it, it is a sin for him.

(Revelation 12:10, 11) I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have come to pass the salvation and the power and the Kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ, because the accuser of our brothers has been hurled down, who accuses them day and night before our God! 11 And they conquered him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their witnessing, and they did not love their souls even in the face of death.

(Romans 8:35-39) 35 Who will separate us from the love of the Christ? Will tribulation or distress or persecution or hunger or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 Just as it is written: “For your sake we are being put to death all day long; we have been accounted as sheep for slaughtering.” 37 On the contrary, in all these things we are coming off completely victorious through the one who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life nor angels nor governments nor things now here nor things to come nor powers 39 nor height nor depth nor any other creation will be able to separate us from God’s love that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

As for the time of the conclusion of this system of things even Jesus does not know that. He will not know until his heavenly father gives him the command but he told us what to watch for. The disciples ask Jesus what the signs of his presence would be indicating when he has started the restoration work. As mentioned above Satan and the demons would be cast out of heaven and would have great anger knowing there is very little time left for them. They would have great anger so things would get much worse on earth. One of the things Jesus mentioned is false religion would be rampant and they would be claiming to do things in Jesus name. This resulted in many sects coming about. Many of the prophecies mentioned had been fulfilled on a minor scale but Jesus was referring to them happening on a grand scale like it has never occurred before. The bible warns us to stay awake in be in expectation of the end of this system of things. We should not get lax because it seems we have more time or because it seems God is not going to take action. This could make us overconfident and just as in Noah’s day many paid no note until the end was suddenly upon them it could be suddenly upon those who take no note and are more devoted to the world then to God. We can read about the signs to watch for in the book of Matthew chapter 24.

One of the signs that Jesus is now sitting on the thrown and starting to take actions is there would be wars and reports of wars. In 1914 the world experienced it’s first world war. War had never happened on a world wide scale like this. Wars are now rampant world wide and occurring in many nations. We have since had two world wars.

Food shortages were prophesied. There are many who are starving world wide. Even in some of the wealthiest nations there are people dying from starvation. The food shortages are from greed. Millions have died from starvation world wide just in the last few decades. The sad part of all of this is many nations are trying to figure out how to deal with the food wastage while thousands are dying in those very nations from starvation.

Another sign we were to look for is the occurrence of earthquakes would happen more frequently. Earthquakes occur so frequently now when it is mentioned on the news most barely notice. Earthquakes have become so frequent we accept it as a part of life now. Structures man has built and modern mining techniques have contributed to this occurring. Studies have shown that dams built near fault lines cause more frequent earthquakes in the areas the dams are built. Fracking a method of extracting oil and gas from shale layers has been shown to increase the occurrence of earthquakes.

False religion would result in people who are deceitful and would betray one another. Those ones would hate those who are restoring true worship and trying to warn others and turn them back to true and pure worship from God’s viewpoint. This false worship would result in hate being rampant. These people would have the appearance of Godly devotion but would prove false to it’s power. They would appear to have Godly devotion but the fruits they would produce would be people who put pursuit of money over spiritual matters, they would be prideful, they would not be open to agreement and would be argumentative, many would put pursuit of wordly things over spiritual. Love would grow cold and hate would be rampant. If you watch the news the divide between those who have money and those who do not is growing larger and larger. They glorify the ones who devoted their lives to pursing wealth and even look to them for answers to the worlds problems instead of turning to God and his word. There are many groups set up that are supposedly trying to get rid of the hatred but these groups frequently commit acts of violence. Rioting occurs frequently around the world now.

Pestilence would become rampant. Chronic illness is so rampant now days that people have come to accept it as a part of life. Diabetes, cancer, autoimmune diseases, infectious disease have become so rampant that many have come immune to the fact these things use to be rare. Infectious diseases are occurring on a world wide scale now and in times past they would occur specific areas but not on a world wide scale like they occur now. Many of these things are occurring because people put love of the wealth, the world and themselves over the love of God and Jesus.

Another prophecy would occur and this is that much of the corruption and sin would be revealed and exposed.

There are also many good things that would occur at this time.

(Matthew 24:36-44) 36 “Concerning that day and hour nobody knows, neither the angels of the heavens nor the Son, but only the Father. 37 For just as the days of Noah were, so the presence of the Son of man will be. 38 For as they were in those days before the Flood, eating and drinking, men marrying and women being given insects marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, 39 and they took no note until the Flood came and swept them all away, so the presence of the Son of man will be. 40 Then two men will be in the field; one will be taken along and the other abandoned. 41 Two women will be grinding at the hand mill; one will be taken along and the other abandoned. 42 Keep on the watch, therefore, because you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. 43 “But know one thing: If the householder had known in what watch the thief was coming, he would have kept awake and not allowed his house to be broken into. 44 On this account, you too prove yourselves ready, because the Son of man is coming at an hour that you do not think to be it.

(1 Timothy 4:1-5) 4 However, the inspired word clearly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to misleading inspired statements and teachings of demons, 2 by means of the hypocrisy of men who speak lies, whose conscience is seared as with a branding iron. 3 They forbid marriage and command people to abstain from foods that God created to be partaken of with thanksgiving by those who have faith and accurately know the truth. 4 For every creation of God is fine, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, 5 for it is sanctified through God’s word and prayer over it.

(Mark 13:34-37) . . .. 35 Keep on the watch, therefore, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming, whether late in the day or at midnight or before dawn or early in the morning, 36 in order that when he comes suddenly, he does not find you sleeping. 37 But what I say to you, I say to all: Keep on the watch.”

(Habakkuk 2:3)  3 For the vision is yet for its appointed time, And it is rushing toward its end, and it will not lie. Even if it should delay, keep in expectation of it! For it will without fail come true. It will not be late!

(2 Peter 2:1-3) 2 However, there also came to be false prophets among the people, as there will also be false teachers among you. These will quietly bring in destructive sects, and they will even disown the owner who bought them, bringing speedy destruction upon themselves. 2 Furthermore, many will follow their brazen conduct, and because of them the way of the truth will be spoken of abusively. 3 Also, they will greedily exploit you with counterfeit words. But their judgment, decided long ago, is not moving slowly, and their destruction is not sleeping. . .

(2 Timothy 3:1-7) 3 But know this, that in the last days critical times hard to deal with will be here. 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, haughty, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, disloyal, 3 having no natural affection, not open to any agreement, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, without love of goodness, 4 betrayers, headstrong, puffed up with pride, lovers of pleasures rather than lovers of God, 5 having an appearance of godliness but proving false to its power; and from these turn away. 6 From among these arise men who slyly work their way into households and captivate weak women loaded down with sins, led by various desires, 7 always learning and yet never able to come to an accurate knowledge of truth.

(Luke 21:10, 11) 10 Then he said to them: “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. 11 There will be great earthquakes, and in one place after another food shortages and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and from heaven great signs.

(Ephesians 5:6-14) 6 Let no man deceive you with empty words, for because of such things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience. 7 Therefore, do not be sharers with them; 8 for you were once darkness, but you are now light in connection with the Lord. Go on walking as children of light, 9 for the fruitage of the light consists of every sort of goodness and righteousness and truth. 10 Keep on making sure of what is acceptable to the Lord; 11 and stop sharing in the unfruitful works that belong to the darkness; rather, expose them for what they are. 12 For the things they do in secret are shameful even to mention. 13 Now all the things that are being exposed are made evident by the light, for everything that is being made evident is light. 14 Therefore, it is said: “Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and the Christ will shine upon you.”

Many good things will occur during these last days. Knowledge of the one true God Jehovah and his only begotten son Jesus would become abundant. The prophesies had not been fulfilled at the time they were written but when it was the time of the last days knowledge of those scriptures and the prophesies they contained would become abundant. The wicked would still be blind and not understand but those God is calling to him would have the meaning of God’s word revealed to them.

The good news of the Heavenly Kingdom would be preached in all the earth. This would give many hope and they can have faith that the suffering, violence and many other bad things are going to end very soon. This would result in many world wide returning to true worship and become united in faith.

Those choosing to be not part of the world will be betrayed by many, even by their own families very soon. When this starts to occur it means redemption is near. These things are also a sign that all those who do not obey God will be destroyed soon and cause no harm again. Just as the wicked were destroyed in Noah’s day very soon the whole world will be judged again and those who are seeking God and have been called by him will survive into the new system and there will be no more suffering or sadness. This is why Jesus said when we see these things occur to raise ourselves up it means redemption is near. God will protect his sheep as he has in the past. Now more then ever we need to continue meeting together. For those who humbled themselves and tried their best to obey God this is exciting times because redemption is near but for others this will be a fearful time. They will be indecisive and it could cost them their lives if they continue to try and balance a life of being a part of the world and being no part of the world. We have to keep in mind that it will be just as it was in Noah’s day. (Matthew 24:37-39) 37 For just as the days of Noah were, so the presence of the Son of man will be. 38 For as they were in those days before the Flood, eating and drinking, men marrying and women being given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, 39 and they took no note until the Flood came and swept them all away, so the presence of the Son of man will be.

So if we are indecisive, now more then ever we need to try our best to be no part of the world. Better times are very very near.

Those who choose to be no part of the world would be so united in their worship that they would speak with one voice and have one mind. There would not be sects or divisions among them. Their worship would be pure in the sight of Jehovah and not man. So it is very important to learn what God truly requires because we have been warned false religion would prevail in our times. Jesus said the gate is narrow and few would make it. Things are rapidly winding down so now more then ever we need to worship in a way that is acceptable to God. Many will walk through the great tribulation that is about to occur.

The bible tells us only a remnant of Israel would remain and the rest would be made of other people. Who are these people and were would they come from?

God had told Abraham his seed would bless all the nations. Jesus ransom sacrificed fulfilled that promise and opened the door for those of the nations to be grafted into the nation of Israel and with the new covenant Jesus made people of the nations could also be a part of the Israel of God if they would be no part of the world. Those choosing to be no part of the world would be from all ends of the earth and from many nations world wide.

(Daniel 12:4) 4 “As for you, Daniel, keep the words secret, and seal up the book until the time of the end. Many will rove about, and the true knowledge will become abundant. . .

(Daniel 8:17) So he came near to where I was standing, but when he came I was so terrified that I fell facedown. He said to me: “Understand, O son of man, that the vision is for the time of the end.

(Daniel 12:9) Then he said: “Go, Daniel, because the words are to be kept secret and sealed up until the time ofbible a people not my people the end

(Daniel 12:9, 10) 9 Then he said: “Go, Daniel, because the words are to be kept secret and sealed up until the time of the end. 10 Many will cleanse themselves and whiten themselves and will be refvoiceined. And the wicked ones will act wickedly, and none of the wicked will understand; but those having insight will understand.

(Matthew 24:14) 14 And this good news of the Kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.

(Revelation 7:9, 10) 9 After this I saw, and look! a great crowd, which no man was able to number, out of all nations and tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, dressed in white robes; and there were palm branches in their hands. 10 And they keep shouting with a loud voice, saying: “Salvation we owe to our God, who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb.”

(Isaiah 2:2)  2 In the final part of the days, The mountain of the house of Jehovah Will become firmly established above the top of the mountains, And it will be raised up above the hills, And to it all the nations will stream. . .

(2 Thessalonians 1:6-10) 6 This takes into account that it is righteous on God’s part to repay tribulation to those who make tribulation for you. 7 But you who suffer tribulation will be given relief along with us at the revelation of the Lord Jesus from heaven with his powerful angels 8 in a flaming fire, as he brings vengeance on those who dobible grafted in not know God and those who do not obey the good news about our Lord Jesus. 9 These very ones will undergo the judicial punishment of everlasting destruction from before the Lord and from the glory of his strength, 10 at the time when he comes to be glorified in connection with his holy ones and to be regarded in that day with wonder among all those who exercised faith, because the witness we gave met with faith among you.

(2 Peter 3:5-10) 5 For they deliberately ignore this fact, that long ago there were heavens and an earthbible grafted in standingbible grafted in firmly out of water and in the midst of water by the word of God; 6 and that by those means the world of that time suffered destruction when it was flooded with water. 7 But by the same word the heavens and the earth that now exist are reserved for fire and are being kept until the day of judgment and of destruction of the ungodly people. 8 However, do not let this escape your notice, beloved ones, that one day is with Jehovah as a thousand years and a thousand years as one day. 9 Jehovah is not slow concerning his promise, as some people consider slowness, but he is patient with you because he does not desire anyone to be destroyed but desires all to attain to repentance. 10 But Jehovah’s day will come as a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar, but the elements being intensely hot will be dissolved, and earth and the works in it will be exposed.

(Luke 21:16-19) 16 Moreover, you will be handed over even by parents and brothers and relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death, 17 and you will be hated by all people because of my name. 18 But not even a hair of your heads will perish. 19 By your endurance you will preserve your lives.

(Luke 21:28) 28 But as these things start to occur, stand up straight and lift up your heads, because your deliverance is getting near.”

(Hebrews 10:23-25) . . .. 24 And let us consider one another so as to incite to love and fine works, 25 not forsaking our meeting together, as some have the custom, but encouraging one another, and all the more so as you see the day drawing near. . .bible a people not my people

(James 4:7-10) 7 Therefore, subject yourselves to God; but oppose the Devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Draw close to God, and he will draw close to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you indecisive ones. 9 Give way to misery and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned into mourning, and your joy into despair. 10 Humble yourselves in the eyes of Jehovah, and he will exalt you.

(2 Peter 3:13) 13 But there are new heavens and a new earth that we are awaiting according to his promise, and in these righteousness is to dwell.

(1 Peter 3:8, 9) 8 Finally, all of you have unity of mind, fellow feeling, brotherly affection, tender compassion, and humility. 9 Do not pay back injury for injury or insult for insult. Instead, repay with a blessing, for you were called to this course, so that you might inherit a blessing.voice

(Philippians 2:1-4) 2 If, then, there is any encouragement in Christ, if any consolation of love, if any spiritual fellowship, if any tender affection and compassion, 2 make my joy full by being of the same mind and having the same love, being completely united, having the one thought in mind. 3 Do nothing out of contentiousness or out of egotism, but with humility consider others superior to you, 4 as you look out not only for your own interests, but also for the interests of others.

(1 Corinthians 1:10) 10 Now I urge you, brothers, through the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you should all speak in agreement and that there should be no divisions among you, but that you may be completely united in the same mind and in the same line of thought.

(Romans 9:25-27) 25 It is as he says also in Ho·seʹa: “Those not my people I will call ‘my people,’ and her who was not loved, ‘beloved’; 26 and in the place where it was said to them, ‘You are not my people,’ there they will be called ‘sons of the living God.’” 27 Moreover, Isaiah cries out concerning Israel: “Although the number of the sons of Israel may be as the sand of the sea, only the remnant will be saved.

(Acts 15:12-21) 12 At that the entire group became silent, and they began to listen to Barʹna·bas and Paul relate the many signs and wonders that God had done through them among the nations. 13 After they finished speaking, James replied: “Men, brothers, hear me. 14 Symʹe·on has related thoroughly how God for the first time turned his attention to the nations to take out of them a people for his name. 15 And with this the words of the Prophets agree, just as it is written: 16 ‘After these things I will return and raise up again the tent of David that is fallen down; I will rebuild its ruins and restore it, 17 so that the men who remain may earnestly seek Jehovah, together with people of all the nations, people who are called by my name, says Jehovah, who is doing these things, 18 known from of old.’ 19 Therefore, my decision is not to trouble those from the nations who are turning to God, 20 but to write them to abstain from things polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from what is strangled, and from blood. 21 For from ancient times Moses has had those who preach him in city after city, because he is read aloud in the synagogues on every sabbath.”

(Amos 9:11, 12) 11 ‘In that day I will raise up the booth of David that is fallen, I will repair the breaches, And I will restore its ruins; I will rebuild it as in the days of long ago, 12 So that they may take possession of what is remaining of Eʹdom, And all the nations on whom my name has been called,’ declares Jehovah, who is doing this.

(Romans 11:13-23) 13 Now I speak to you who are people of the nations. Seeing that I am an apostle to the nations, I glorify my ministry 14 to see if I may in some way incite my own people to jealousy and save some from among them. 15 For if their being cast away means reconciliation for the world, what will the acceptance of them mean but life from the dead? 16 Further, if the part of the dough taken as firstfruits is holy, the entire batch is also holy; and if the root is holy, the branches are also. 17 However, if some of the branches were broken off and you, although being a wild olive, were grafted in among them and became a sharer of the richness of the olive’s root, 18 do not be arrogant toward the branches. If, though, you are arrogant toward them, remember that you do not bear the root, but the root bears you. 19 You will say, then: “Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in.” 20 That is true! For their lack of faith, they were broken off, but you are standing by faith. Do not be haughty, but be in fear. 21 For if God did not spare the natural branches, neither will he spare you. 22 Consider, therefore, God’s kindness and severity. There is severity toward those who fell, but toward you there is God’s kindness, provided you remain in his kindness; otherwise, you too will be lopped off. 23 And they also, if they do not remain in their lack of faith, will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them back in.

(Ezekiel 37:26-28) 26 “‘“And I will make a covenant of peace with them; it will be an eternal covenant with them. I will establish them and make them many and place my sanctuary among them forever. 27 My tent will be with them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people. 28 And the nations will have to know that I, Jehovah, am sanctifying Israel when my sanctuary is in their midst forever.. . .

(Isaiah 43:3-7)  3 For I am Jehovah your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior. I have given Egypt as a ransom for you, E·thi·oʹpi·a and Seʹba in exchange for you.  4 For you became precious in my eyes, You were honored, and I have loved you. So I will give people in place of you And nations in exchange for your life.  5 Do not be afraid, for I am with you. I will bring your offspring from the east And gather you together from the west.  6 I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’ And to the south, ‘Do not hold them back. Bring my sons from afar, and my daughters from the ends of the earth,  7 Everyone who is called by my name And whom I created for my own glory, Whom I have formed and made.’

(Revelation 7:9-17) 9 After this I saw, and look! a great crowd, which no man was able to number, out of all nations and tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, dressed in white robes; and there were palm branches in their hands. 10 And they keep shouting with a loud voice, saying: “Salvation we owe to our God, who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb.” 11 All the angels were standing around the throne and the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell facedown before the throne and worshipped God, 12 saying: “Amen! Let the praise and the glory and the wisdom and the thanksgiving and the honor and the power and the strength be to our God forever and ever. Amen.” 13 In response one of the elders said to me: “These who are dressed in the white robes, who are they and where did they come from?” 14 So right away I said to him: “My lord, you are the one who knows.” And he said to me: “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15 That is why they are before the throne of God, and they are rendering him sacred service day and night in his temple; and the One seated on the throne will spread his tent over them. 16 They will hunger no more nor thirst anymore, neither will the sun beat down on them nor any scorching heat, 17 because the Lamb, who is in the midst of the throne, will shepherd them and will guide them to springs of waters of life. And God will wipe out every tear from their eyes.”

(Zephaniah 3:8-10)  8 ‘So keep yourselves in expectation of me,’ declares Jehovah, ‘Until the day when I rise up to take plunder, For my judicial decision is to gather nations, to assemble kingdoms, To pour out on them my indignation, all my burning anger; For by the fire of my zeal the whole earth will be consumed.  9 For then I will change the language of the peoples to a pure language, So that all of them may call on the name of Jehovah, To serve him shoulder to shoulder.’ 10 From the region of the rivers of E·thi·oʹpi·a, Those entreating me, the daughter of my scattered ones, will bring a gift to me.

The danger of being spiritually overconfident.

First number is the chapter. The second number is the verse.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

I broke this up in sections to make it easier to read.

Confidence is a good thing. We need confidence in order to do God’s will, to share his word with others and to do our best to do his will. It is when we get overconfident is when we could error. This has caused many to fall short in the past and not only resulted in one harming themselves but it brought harm on others and in some instances caused some to lose favor with God. If we become over confident we stop listening to the little things and may view them as something minor providing an opportunity for sin. We are very near the conclusion of this system of things so now more then ever we need to pay attention and stay alert. Our staying alert and not becoming over confidence is very important in order for us to receive the future promises that give us hope.

We have to be careful about our confidence and in our abilities to handle our sinful nature we inherited from Adam and Eve. We should always be on the guard. We have many examples like king David, Korah, and many others who got over confident about their standing with God , and their handle on their sinful nature which caused them to miss the mark. It is usually when we are most confident that we are the most vulnerable to falling short. Pride can contribute to overconfidence and it resulted in Korah rebelling against the arrangements God had made. This resulted in Korah and others losing their lives. King Solomon had many wives and concubines. Israel was not to marry women of the nations because they worshiped foreign gods. Solomon put trust in his wisdom and standing with God and his overconfidence caused him to disobey God and take in wives and concubines from the nations. This eventually led to him worshiping foreign God’s in opposition to Jehovah.

(1 Corinthians 10:12) 12 So let the one who thinks he is standing beware that he does not fall.

(Proverbs 28:14) 14 Happy is the man who is always on guard, But whoever hardens his heart will fall into calamity.

(Proverbs 16:18-20) 18 Pride is before a crash, And a haughty spirit before stumbling. 19 Better to be humble among the meek Than to share the spoil of the haughty. 20 The one who shows insight in a matter will find success, And happy is the one trusting in Jehovah.

(Numbers 16:1-3) 16 Then Korʹah the son of Izʹhar, the son of Koʹhath, the son of Leʹvi, got up together with Daʹthan and A·biʹram the sons of E·liʹab, and On the son of Peʹleth, of the sons of Reuʹben. 2 They rose up against Moses along with 250 Israelite men, chieftains of the assembly, chosen ones of the congregation, prominent men. 3 So they gathered together against Moses and Aaron and said to them: “We have had enough of you! The whole assembly is holy, all of them, and Jehovah is in their midst. Why, then, should you exalt yourselves above the congregation of Jehovah?” . King Davids overconfidence resulted in him sinning against God and another man, this eventually led to king David being responsible for the mans death.

(Numbers 16:31-35) 31 As soon as he finished speaking all these words, the ground beneath them split apart. 32 And the earth opened and swallowed them up, along with their households and everyone who belonged to Korʹah and all their goods. 33 So they and all who belonged to them went down alive into the Grave, and the earth covered them over, so that they perished from the midst of the congregation. 34 All the Israelites who were around them fled at their screaming, for they said: “We are afraid that the earth may swallow us up!” 35 Then a fire came out from Jehovah and consumed the 250 men offering the incense. . .

(2 Samuel 11:2-4) 2 One evening David got up from his bed and walked around on the rooftop of the king’s house. From the rooftop he saw a woman bathing, and the woman was very beautiful. 3 David sent someone to inquire about the woman, and he reported: “Is this not Bath-sheʹba the daughter of E·liʹam and the wife of U·riʹah the Hitʹtite?” 4 Then David sent messengers to bring her. So she came in to him, and he lay down with her. (This happened while she was purifying herself from her uncleanness.) Afterward, she returned to her house.

(1 Kings 11:1-6) 11 But King Solʹo·mon loved many foreign women besides the daughter of Pharʹaoh: Moʹab·ite, Amʹmon·ite, Eʹdom·ite, Si·doʹni·an, and Hitʹtite women. 2 They were from the nations about whom Jehovah had said to the Israelites: “You must not go in among them, and they should not come in among you, for they will surely incline your heart to follow their gods.” But Solʹo·mon clung to them and loved them. 3 And he had 700 wives who were princesses and 300 concubines, and his wives gradually inclined his heart. 4 In Solʹo·mon’s old age, his wives inclined his heart to follow other gods, and his heart was not complete with Jehovah his God like the heart of David his father. 5 And Solʹo·mon followed after Ashʹto·reth, the goddess of the Si·doʹni·ans, and Milʹcom, the disgusting god of the Amʹmon·ites. 6 And Solʹo·mon did what was bad in the eyes of Jehovah, and he did not follow Jehovah completely as David his father had done.

Peter became overconfident, in doing so Peter became blind to his short comings. It resulted in him denying he knew Jesus three times. This is why the bible warned us we must always keep on the watch and pray continually. This also requires us to stay aware we are an imperfect human.

Be vigilant in prayers and do all things as if we were doing them for God. Jesus was very persistent in praying. Jesus persisted in prayer even when he was dying. Jesus did not only pray for himself he prayed for others. The apostles followed Jesus example.

Matt. 26:31-35, 69-75

(John 13:36-38) 36 Simon Peter said to him: “Lord, where are you going?” Jesus answered: “Where I am going, you cannot follow me now, but you will follow later.” 37 Peter said to him: “Lord, why is it I cannot follow you now? I will surrender my life in your behalf.” 38 Jesus answered: “Will you surrender your life in my behalf? Most truly I say to you, a rooster will by no means crow until you have disowned me three times.”

(Mark 14:38) 38 Keep on the watch and pray continually, so that you do not come into temptation. The spirit, of course, is eager, but the flesh is weak.

(Romans 7:21-25) 21 I find, then, this law in my case: When I wish to do what is right, what is bad is present with me. 22 I really delight in the law of God according to the man I am within, 23 but I see in my body another law warring against the law of my mind and leading me captive to sin’s law that is in my body. 24 Miserable man that I am! Who will rescue me from the body undergoing this death? 25 Thanks to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So, then, with my mind I myself am a slave to God’s law, but with my flesh to sin’s law.

(1 Peter 4:7-11) 7 But the end of all things has drawn close. Therefore, be sound in mind, and be vigilant with a view to prayers. 8 Above all things, have intense love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins. 9 Be hospitable to one another without grumbling. 10 To the extent that each one has received a gift, use it in ministering to one another as fine stewards of God’s undeserved kindness that is expressed in various ways. 11 If anyone speaks, let him do so as speaking pronouncements from God; if anyone ministers, let him do so as depending on the strength that God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. The glory and the might are his forever and ever. Amen.

Luke 9:18; Matt. 14:23; Mark 1:35, Matt. 27:46; Luke 23:46; John 19:30; Ps. 22:1; 31:5, Rom. 15:30; 1 Thess. 1:2; 1 Pet. 4:7

Satan is always looking to take us down. We live in the last days the lines between right and wrong have be skewed. We need to turn to God and let him guide us and help us determine what is Right and what is wrong. All the worldly things will be gone soon. No wealth or material things will save anyone but it is their faith and trust in God that will save them. Satan even tries to use our good qualities to tempt us. He tried to use Jesus compassion and desire to help others to get Jesus to do an act of worship to him but Jesus refused he put his faith in his heavenly father and the world he had given us. Jesus valued doing God’s will so much that he even put it over food in order of importance.

(1 Peter 5:7, 8) . . .. 8 Keep your senses, be watchful! Your adversary, the Devil, walks about like a roaring lion, seeking to devour someone. . .

(2 Timothy 3:1-5) 3 But know this, that in the last days critical times hard to deal with will be here. 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, haughty, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, disloyal, 3 having no natural affection, not open to any agreement, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, without love of goodness, 4 betrayers, headstrong, puffed up with pride, lovers of pleasures rather than lovers of God, 5 having an appearance of godliness but proving false to its power; and from these turn away.

(1 John 2:15-17) 15 Do not love either the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him; 16 because everything in the world—the desire of the flesh and the desire of the eyes and the showy display of one’s means of life—does not originate with the Father, but originates with the world. 17 Furthermore, the world is passing away and so is its desire, but the one who does the will of God remains forever.

(Matthew 4:3, 4) . . .” 4 But he answered: “It is written: ‘Man must live, not on bread alone, but on every word that comes from Jehovah’s mouth.. . .

(Matthew 5:3) 3 “Happy are those conscious of their spiritual need, since the Kingdom of the heavens belongs to them.

(Isaiah 55:3)  3 Incline your ear and come to me. Listen, and you will keep alive, And I will readily make with you an everlasting covenant In harmony with the expressions of loyal love to David, which are faithful. . .

(Matthew 4:1-4) 4 Then Jesus was led by the spirit up into the wilderness to be tempted by the Devil. 2 After he had fasted for 40 days and 40 nights, he felt hungry. 3 And the Tempter approached and said to him: “If you are a son of God, tell these stones to become loaves of bread.” 4 But he answered: “It is written: ‘Man must live, not on bread alone, but on every word that comes from Jehovah’s mouth.’”

(John 4:31-34) 31 Meanwhile, the disciples were urging him: “Rabbi, eat.” 32 But he said to them: “I have food to eat that you do not know about.” 33 So the disciples said to one another: “No one brought him anything to eat, did he?” 34 Jesus said to them: “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.

We need to be shrewd and cautious with every step we take. Especially now days with the lines between right and wrong being so skewed. The bible warns us not to trust our hearts because the heart can deceive us. We should fear Jehovah God and let his wisdom found in the world he has given us to guide us. Becoming overconfident in our spiritual maturity or our own abilities or even man can not only bring harm to ourselves and cause us to sin it can also negative effect others around us.

(Proverbs 14:15, 16) 15 The naive person believes every word, But the shrewd one ponders each step. 16 The wise one is cautious and turns away from evil, But the stupid one is reckless and overconfident.

(Jeremiah 17:9)  9 The heart is more treacherous than anything else and is desperate. Who can know it?

(Proverbs 28:26) 26 Whoever trusts in his own heart is stupid, But the one who walks in wisdom will escape. . .

(Job 28:28) 28 And he said to man: ‘Look! The fear of Jehovah—that is wisdom, And to turn away from bad is understanding.. . .

(Proverbs 3:7)  7 Do not become wise in your own eyes. Fear Jehovah and turn away from bad.

King Asa did not become over confident in the peace that Israel was experiencing after they removed the foreign gods. He used the time of peace to fortify Israel’s cities and to fortify Israel spiritually. Even when we are hungry there are foods we still are not permitted to eat and these are foods that still contain blood in them. In some culture they eat the blood or use it to prepare meals. Daniel and his friends refused to eat the food the king provided because it was declared unclean by God and they chose to obey God. This resulted in them being healthier then those who chose to eat the kings food showing even in what we eat we cannot put our confidence in the food but in God who will sustain us.

The lines between right and wrong are very skewed now days. They have many celebrations that are heavily laden with idolatry. The media and others glorify those who pursue power and wealth and some churches even promote those in their congregations who pursue such things. It is not a sin to acquire wealth or if we are put in a position of power but this should not be our goal gaining spiritual wealth should be our goal because all things in this present system will be gone soon but the spiritual treasure stored up in heaven will remain forever.

We are told in the last days the reason these things would occur. People would no longer listen to sound doctrine but would surround them with teachers who would scratch their itchy ears. In other words they would surround themselves with teachers who would tell them what they want to here not what they need to here. We have to remember in times past when a prophet was sent to correct Israel because they were no longer worshiping God in truth they would persecute and sometimes kill them. We are in the last days these things are occurring on a world wide scale. Soon the whole world will turn on true worship. So now more then ever we need to be aware that we are imperfect humans and not trust in things of the world or in ourselves but let God’s world and love guide all we do. This will protect us and God will reward those who trust in him and have faith in him and his son our king Jesus Christ who set the example of obedience even when facing persecution and death. God will reward those who know this is all temporary and their main focus is storing up treasures in heaven.

We must hate what is bad in God’s eyes and love what is good in God’s eyes and in order to know what is good in his eyes we need to deeply study his word so we can get to know him thoroughly. We may become too confident and associate with those who do not believe, or we may associate with those who seem to not be so sinful. These ones have drawn people away from Jehovah in the past and caused them to fall short. So we must be cautious because you can be certain Solomon may have seen many good qualities in the wives and concubines from the nations but his overconfidence in them drew him away from true worship. We should be very careful not to become overconfident in our knowledge or our spirituality to the point we drop our guard keeping in mind that God will reward those who endure to the end.

(2 Chronicles 14:2-7) 2 Aʹsa did what was good and right in the eyes of Jehovah his God. 3 He removed the foreign altars and the high places, smashed the sacred pillars, and cut down the sacred poles. 4 Further, he told Judah to search for Jehovah the God of their forefathers and to observe the Law and the commandment. 5 So he removed from all the cities of Judah the high places and the incense stands, and under him, the kingdom continued without disturbance. 6 He built fortified cities in Judah, since the land had no disturbance and there was no war against him during these years, for Jehovah gave him rest. 7 He said to Judah: “Let us build these cities and surround them with walls and towers, gates and bars. For the land is still at our disposal, because we have searched for Jehovah our God. We have searched, and he has given us rest all around.” So their building was successful.

(Daniel 1:8-15) 8 But Daniel resolved in his heart that he would not defile himself with the king’s delicacies or with the wine he drank. So he asked the principal court official for permission not to defile himself in this way. 9 And the true God caused the principal court official to show Daniel favor and mercy. 10 But the principal court official said to Daniel: “I am afraid of my lord the king, who has assigned your food and drink. What if he should see you looking worse in appearance than the other youths of your age? You would make me guilty before the king.” 11 But Daniel said to the guardian whom the principal court official had appointed over Daniel, Han·a·niʹah, Mishʹa·el, and Az·a·riʹah: 12 “Please, test your servants for ten days, and let us be given some vegetables to eat and water to drink; 13 then compare our appearance with the appearance of the youths who are eating the king’s delicacies, and deal with your servants according to what you see.” 14 So he agreed to their proposal and tested them for ten days. 15 At the end of ten days their appearance was better and healthier than all the youths who were eating the king’s delicacies.

(Acts 15:19, 20) 19 Therefore, my decision is not to trouble those from the nations who are turning to God, 20 but to write them to abstain from things polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from what is strangled, and from blood.

(Isaiah 5:20, 21) 20 Woe to those who say that good is bad and bad is good, Those who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness, Those who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! 21 Woe to those wise in their own eyes And discreet in their own sight!

(Amos 6:12) 12 Do horses run on a crag, Or will one plow there with cattle? For you have turned justice into a poisonous plant, And the fruit of righteousness into wormwood.

(1 Timothy 4:1-5) 4 However, the inspired word clearly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to misleading inspired statements and teachings of demons, 2 by means of the hypocrisy of men who speak lies, whose conscience is seared as with a branding iron. 3 They forbid marriage and command people to abstain from foods that God created to be partaken of with thanksgiving by those who have faith and accurately know the truth. 4 For every creation of God is fine, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, 5 for it is sanctified through God’s word and prayer over it.

(Ephesians 6:10-13) 10 Finally, go on acquiring power in the Lord and in the mightiness of his strength. 11 Put on the complete suit of armor from God so that you may be able to stand firm against the crafty acts of the Devil; 12 because we have a struggle, not against blood and flesh, but against the governments, against the authorities, against the world rulers of this darkness, against the wicked spirit forces in the heavenly places. 13 For this reason take up the complete suit of armor from God, so that you may be able to resist in the wicked day and, after you have accomplished everything, to stand firm.

(Amos 5:15) 15 Hate what is bad, and love what is good, Let justice prevail in the city gate. It may be that Jehovah the God of armies Will show favor to the remaining ones of Joseph.’

(Psalm 97:10) O you who love Jehovah, hate what is bad. He is guarding the lives of his loyal ones; He rescues them from the hand of the wicked.

(Romans 12:9) Let your love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is wicked; cling to what is good.

The bible tells us those who worship in truth will suffer tribulation and will be hated. We have to keep in mind Jesus own people tortured and killed him. Jesus knew this would occur but did not leave that deter him from warning others of the things to come, teaching them about his father, giving them hope in the future promises and teaching them how to obey and have faith in his heavenly father. He was rewarded for his faith and loyalty to God and was promoted to a position in the heavenly kingdom of great authority. If we do our best to imitate Jesus and store up treasures in heaven and do our best to not tire out keeping in mind we will be persecuted in many ways and the persecution is not always obvious. If it was then we could easily prepare but often times in the bible the very people who were pretending to be someones friend would be the one sabotaging the one who was worshiping God in truth. This is why we should let God’s word guide who we call friends it will work to protect us. Having friends who do not share our faith or loyalty to God can put a heavier burden on us. A yoke is what is used to tie beast of burden together so they could share a load. If you put two types of beast of burden to one yoke it would cause them to work against each other. This is why we are warned not to become unevenly yoked with those who do not believe in true worship because we will have burden enough from those who oppose true worship why add farther to that burden?

Now days things have reach a point where many have no idea what is right or wrong and their minds are heavily burdened by not knowing what they should do or what they should think. This is why now more then ever we should listen to Jesus and follow his example. Jesus and our heavenly father Jehovah made it very clear what is right and what is wrong in their eyes. By taking in knowledge of them and putting on Jesus yoke it relieves the burdens many others have and the constant states of confusion and indecision they seem plagued with. Who better to be yoked to then Jesus?

(Matthew 10:22) And you will be hated by all people on account of my name, but the one who has endured to the end will be saved.

(Mark 13:13) And you will be hated by all people on account of my name. But the one who has endured to the end will be saved.

(Luke 21:19) By your endurance you will preserve your lives.

(Hebrews 10:36) For you need endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive

the fulfillment of the promise.

(Revelation 2:10) Do not be afraid of the things you are about to suffer. Look! The Devil will keep on throwing some of you into prison so that you may be fully put to the test, and you will have tribulation for ten days. Prove yourself faithful even to death, and I will give you the crown of life

(2 Corinthians 6:14-18) 14 Do not become unevenly yoked with unbelievers. For what fellowship do righteousness and lawlessness have? Or what sharing does light have with darkness? 15 Further, what harmony is there between Christ and Beʹli·al? Or what does a believer share in common with an unbeliever? 16 And what agreement does God’s temple have with idols? For we are a temple of a living God; just as God said: “I will reside among them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.” 17 “‘Therefore, get out from among them, and separate yourselves,’ says Jehovah, ‘and quit touching the unclean thing’”; “‘and I will take you in.’” 18 “‘And I will become a father to you, and you will become sons and daughters to me,’ says Jehovah, the Almighty.”

(Matthew 11:25-30) 25 At that time Jesus said in response: “I publicly praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and intellectual ones and have revealed them to young children. 26 Yes, O Father, because this is the way you approved. 27 All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one fully knows the Son except the Father; neither does anyone fully know the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son is willing to reveal him. 28 Come to me, all you who are toiling and loaded down, and I will refresh you. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am mild-tempered and lowly in heart, and you will find refreshment for yourselves. 30 For my yoke is kindly, and my load is light.”

Now more then ever you can see how unreasonable man is and how they are like a wave on the sea which blows whichever way the wind blows. God does not change and what he requires does not change. In knowing God and his son Jesus we are not burdened like others when it comes to knowing when to make our yes mean yes and our no mean no. If we are torn between loyalty to the world and loyalty to God then we are trying to slave two masters adding even more burden to us. The bible warns us we cannot slave for two masters. We will suffer no matter what because this system is coming to it’s conclusion. It is better to suffer as a slave to God then to suffer as a slave to the world.

The bible warned we would have to endure many things but we can be certain neither that our appointed king Jesus Christ understands our suffering because he endured the same sufferings. Nothing can separate us from the love he has for us. He gave his own life so many could be saved. So we have a king who understands our suffering and loves us deeply. Nothing can separate us from the love of Jesus not even death. Jesus came to earth and put God’s will first. He knew what God’s will was because when he was in heaven with God before he had came to earth he learned from God so could perfectly imitate him. Jesus clearly demonstrated his love for man. This shows that God also loves man deeply and desires all to repent and draw close to him and his son Jesus. Those who do so will be rewarded. Since Jesus was the very first creation of God we can be sure he knew God very well and could perfectly imitate what he had seen his father do.

(James 5:12) 12 Above all, my brothers, stop swearing, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath. But let your “Yes” mean yes and your “No,” no, so that you do not become liable to judgment.

(Matthew 5:36, 37) . . .. 37 Just let your word ‘Yes’ mean yes, your ‘No,’ no, for what goes beyond these is from the wicked one.

(Matthew 6:19-24) 19 “Stop storing up for yourselves treasures on the earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal. 20 Rather, store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. 22 “The lamp of the body is the eye. If, then, your eye is focused, your whole body will be bright. 23 But if your eye is envious, your whole body will be dark. If the light that is in you is really darkness, how great that darkness is! 24 “No one can slave for two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will stick to the one and despise the other. You cannot slave for God and for Riches. . .

(Romans 8:35-39) 35 Who will separate us from the love of the Christ? Will tribulation or distress or persecution or hunger or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 Just as it is written: “For your sake we are being put to death all day long; we have been accounted as sheep for slaughtering.” 37 On the contrary, in all these things we are coming off completely victorious through the one who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life nor angels nor governments nor things now here nor things to come nor powers 39 nor height nor depth nor any other creation will be able to separate us from God’s love that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

(John 6:37-39) 37 All those whom the Father gives me will come to me, and I will never drive away the one who comes to me; 38 for I have come down from heaven to do, not my own will, but the will of him who sent me. 39 This is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose none out of all those whom he has given me, but that I should resurrect them on the last day.

(Colossians 1:15) 15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation;

(Proverbs 8:22) Jehovah produced me as the beginning of his way, The earliest of his achievements of long ago.

(Revelation 3:14) “To the angel of the congregation in La·o·di·ceʹa write: These are the things that the Amen says, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation by God:

The bible warned we would have to endure many things but we can be certain neither that our appointed king Jesus Christ understands our suffering because he endured the same sufferings. Nothing can separate us from the love he has for us. He gave his own life so many could be saved. So we have a king who understands our suffering and loves us deeply. Nothing can separate us from the love of Jesus not even death. Jesus came to earth and put God’s will first. He knew what God’s will was because when he was in heaven with God before he had came to earth he learned from God so could perfectly imitate him. Jesus clearly demonstrated his love for man. This shows that God also loves man deeply and desires all to repent and draw close to him and his son Jesus. Those who do so will be rewarded. Since Jesus was the very first creation of God we can be sure he knew God very well and could perfectly imitate what he had seen his father do. Jesus even stated he does what he seen his father do. So if we endure a little longer we will be rewarded.

The new system will be here very soon. There will be no more hate, no more evil, no more corruption , no more death and tears of sorrow those will all be done away with. If we endure a little longer we may see loved ones we lost in death during the resurrection.

(James 5:12) 12 Above all, my brothers, stop swearing, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath. But let your “Yes” mean yes and your “No,” no, so that you do not become liable to judgment.

(Matthew 5:36, 37) . . .. 37 Just let your word ‘Yes’ mean yes, your ‘No,’ no, for what goes beyond these is from the wicked one.

(Matthew 6:19-24) 19 “Stop storing up for yourselves treasures on the earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal. 20 Rather, store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. 22 “The lamp of the body is the eye. If, then, your eye is focused, your whole body will be bright. 23 But if your eye is envious, your whole body will be dark. If the light that is in you is really darkness, how great that darkness is! 24 “No one can slave for two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will stick to the one and despise the other. You cannot slave for God and for Riches. . .

(Romans 8:35-39) 35 Who will separate us from the love of the Christ? Will tribulation or distress or persecution or hunger or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 Just as it is written: “For your sake we are being put to death all day long; we have been accounted as sheep for slaughtering.” 37 On the contrary, in all these things we are coming off completely victorious through the one who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life nor angels nor governments nor things now here nor things to come nor powers 39 nor height nor depth nor any other creation will be able to separate us from God’s love that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

(John 6:37-39) 37 All those whom the Father gives me will come to me, and I will never drive away the one who comes to me; 38 for I have come down from heaven to do, not my own will, but the will of him who sent me. 39 This is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose none out of all those whom he has given me, but that I should resurrect them on the last day.

(Colossians 1:15) 15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation;

(Proverbs 8:22) Jehovah produced me as the beginning of his way, The earliest of his achievements of long ago.

(Revelation 3:14) “To the angel of the congregation in La·o·di·ceʹa write: These are the things that the Amen says, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation by God:

(John 8:57, 58) 57 Then the Jews said to him: “You are not yet 50 years old, and still you have seen Abraham?” 58 Jesus said to them: “Most truly I say to you, before Abraham came into existence, I have been.. . .

(John 5:19-22) 19 Therefore, in response Jesus said to them: “Most truly I say to you, the Son cannot do a single thing of his own initiative, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever things that One does, these things the Son does also in like manner. 20 For the Father has affection for the Son and shows him all the things he himself does, and he will show him works greater than these, so that you may marvel. 21 For just as the Father raises the dead up and makes them alive, so the Son also makes alive whomever he wants to. 22 For the Father judges no one at all, but he has entrusted all the judging to the Son,

(Psalm 37:9-11)  9 For evil men will be done away with, But those hoping in Jehovah will possess the earth. ו [Waw] 10 Just a little while longer, and the wicked will be no more; You will look at where they were, And they will not be there. 11 But the meek will possess the earth, And they will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace. . .

(Isaiah 35:4-7)  4 Say to those who are anxious at heart: “Be strong. Do not be afraid. Look! Your own God will come with vengeance, God will come with retribution. He will come and save you.”  5 At that time the eyes of the blind will be opened, And the ears of the deaf will be unstopped.  6 At that time the lame will leap like the deer, And the tongue of the speechless will shout for joy. For waters will burst forth in the wilderness, And streams in the desert plain.  7 The heat-parched ground will become a reedy pool, And the thirsty ground springs of water. In the lairs where jackals rested, There will be green grass and reeds and papyrus.

(Revelation 21:1-4) 21 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the former heaven and the former earth had passed away, and the sea is no more. 2 I also saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God and prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. 4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

(John 5:28, 29) Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice 29 and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.

(Matthew 24:12-14) . . .. 13 But the one who has endured to the end will be saved. 14 And this good news of the Kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.

(Hebrews 10:35-39) 35 Therefore, do not throw away your boldness, which will be richly rewarded. 36 For you need endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the fulfillment of the promise. 37 For yet “a very little while,” and “the one who is coming will arrive and will not delay.” 38 “But my righteous one will live by reason of faith,” and “if he shrinks back, I have no pleasure in him.” 39 Now we are not the sort who shrink back to destruction, but the sort who have faith for the preserving of our lives.

How do we know the end of this system is near and why should we be happy?

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Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

It has become clear we are living in the time of judgment but we should have no fear these are happy times. The time for restoration is near and many will not experience death at all but will walk through the great tribulation into the new system. I am going to discuss why and how this will occur. I am also going to discuss why God is not cruel concerning these matters. These are happy times it means the end of all the bad will be near and the new system will be here soon. We only have to endure a little longer. The promises and the hope they have given us are at hand. We need to stand up now and have courage. Thing will get much worse but we have to keep in mind this is temporary and the things in the new system are forever. So there will be no more suffering, tear, sorrow or pain.

The bible tells us God will judge the nations. Many will be destroyed in this time of judgment. Many are in fear of that judgment and some do not believe it will occur. Some believe it only means we should flee false worship but Jesus clearly said some would not escape and would be imprisoned and killed. So it would have to mean we need to flee for our own safety. Many will follow misleading teaching and be swept away with the others who did not worship in truth and have a complete heart with God. We need to ask how can I avoid the destruction that will occur so I can live forever. We know the time for the destruction of the wicked is very very near because the message of the kingdom has reached all the earth and it is one of the final prophecies to be fulfilled. So the end is very very near. Now more then ever we need to prepare. There are signs Jesus told us to look for. Naysayers will claim these things have always occurred. What we need to consider is when Jesus was saying these things would occur he meant on a scale they have never occurred before. We are seeing pestilence severely plaguing the earth, children are starving to death world wide even in some of the wealthiest nations in the world there are people starving to death. There are many homeless world wide. Some of the wealthiest nations in the world have some of the highest rates of homelessness. Violence, and wars are occurring on a scale like never before. Death is so rampant that often times grand parents are left to raise their grand children because their parents have died. We have polluted the earth with toxins so severely that some food is no longer safe to consume. Many species of animals, and insects have become extinct. Because of the over use of farm chemicals and other toxins many species of pollinating insects are now near extinction bringing our food supply very near collapse. Earthquakes occur so frequently now that when it is on the news hardly anyone even takes note of it. These things are already occurring on a scale they have never occurred before indicating we are very very near the end of this system. The is not gloomy news though. It is why God had the good news of the kingdom told throughout the earth to give us hope. To reassure us that things will be better very very soon. The earth will be restored and the original purpose for the earth will be fulfilled.

Jesus constantly stressed the importance of staying alert. To always be prepared. Many will not believe it is almost time to flee. They will believe God’s great day is far off and will not escape. Jesus gave us all the signs to look for. We know the disgusting thing is the beast mentioned in the bible and it’s allies. When the beast replaces God and bans worship of the one true God and we are required to submit to it’s authority it is time to flee. We seen with the recent pandemic the beast starting to exert it’s authority world wide. It this time they will also start declaring there is going to be peace and security. It is using peoples fears to get them to submit to it’s authority on a world wide scale and it will soon try to completely replace God as the rightful ruler over the earth. The beast will offer people a false sense of peace and security and make promises it cannot fulfill fooling those who do not know their bibles well into bowing down to it. Those who do not flee will be forced to bow to the beast. Some we love will lack the faith to listen to Jesus warnings and carry on like these things are not occurring. When the time comes for us to flee we cannot leave the fact ones we love very much stayed behind and did not heed the warnings. We have to remember judgment will be on a world wide scale. We cannot look back when it is time to flee like Lot’s wife did. We cannot have doubts of the things Jesus told us to do in order to prepare. When it is time to flee if we have doubts it shows we lack trust and faith in what he has told us and in what he will do. Those who do not flee will be destroyed because we have to remember those without faith will also be destroyed. We need to prepare our hearts now because there are some who seem to have a lot of faith but they will not heed the warnings and will not be prepared. We need to pray for their eyes to be open but also prepare for if their eyes are not opened and not let it hinder us if they choose not to believe Jesus warning when the time comes.

The bible tells us there are many who will survive this great tribulation. In times past when God judged nations those who remained faithful and loyal to him had to flee. Those who lacked the faith and loyalty will be judged with the nations. If they lack the faith to heed Jesus warnings it means they do not trust him or believe the words he has given us. No matter how much we may care for someone when it is time to flee we cannot look back. We cannot let anything we left behind slow our escape. The judgment is going to happen on a world wide scale. We are warned there will be a tribulation like there has never been before. So if we have to flee we have to keep in mind we will have to endure hard times for a short period of time no matter what. Wouldn’t it be better to flee as a righteous person rather then lacking faith and lagging behind and suffering as an unrighteous because we either did not have faith in the things Jesus has warned us of or we did not have the courage to act on the things we have been told?

These things must occur. If God tolerated a lack of faith, a lack of trust in his word, in him or his son Jesus Christ then man would continue to be in a spiritual state of decline. We must trust , love and believe God and his son our king Jesus with our whole hearts, our whole minds and our whole soul. Man has put their faith in themselves and we are seeing the end results. We need to let God guide all we do, keeping in mind that what we endure will be will worth it because there will be no more suffering, illness, death , pain or tears of sorrow. There will be a peaceful , new paradise earth. We do not have to have fear if we are imprisoned before we can flee because Jesus assured us that it is his fathers will for us to be resurrected and those who are righteous will not experience the second death experienced by Satan, the demons and humans who chose to oppose God will experience.

Some do not believe this destruction will not come and all this destruction is a figurative destruction. I will not get into detail on why it will be a literal destruction but we have examples in the bible of times past when God physically destroyed the wicked. This will occur on a world wide scale and it will never occur like this again because this time in the second death Satan and the demons will also be destroyed and will not be able to corrupt man again. Some think this is cruel or mean. We have to keep in mind God’s thoughts are much higher then our thoughts are. We are imperfect humans. If you had a child who was constantly being stolen from, constantly being beat up, and your children were constantly being murdered would you not want to do away with the one causing the harm? God has given man more then enough time to change. He has had his messengers warning people. As in times past they are paying no attention to the warnings and even saying it will not happen in our time. God’s thought are much higher then our thoughts. We should not question him. His sense of justice is perfect and he knows what is needed in order to restore peace and security on the earth. Man has had more then enough time to show we cannot do it without God. We have fought wars in trying to bring peace, there are many charitable organizations and till homelessness and starvation are rampant on the earth. We have progressed scientifically and it has only caused chronic illness and disease to get worse. It has become clear man cannot guide our own steps. Wouldn’t it be cruel for God to leave this error of man continue? Look at the harm we have done even in times with good intentions. We lack the foresight and wisdom that God has , it has become very clear man does not have what it takes to rule and guide ourselves. Some believe God is cruel for waiting so long. We have to keep in mind he desires none to be destroyed and is giving people a chance to repent.

Jehovah God has demonstrated his love , patience and mercy many times in the past. He has been very patient and merciful to the point he does not punish us for all sins we commit. If it was only our sins he looked at no one would be able to stand. If we are repentant and continue to grow in taking in knowledge of him and his only begotten son Jesus he is happy to be forgiving and merciful. God desires none to be destroyed. Sadly we know few will follow Jesus and few will enter in through the narrow gate. The destruction that will come on them is their choice for not trusting God and heeding his warnings. Death is God’s enemy and he finds no joy in it. It is why that will be the final enemy to be destroyed. Many will be professing to do things in Jesus name but few will truly follow in his foot steps, the bible tells us Jesus will say to them I do not know you. So it is very important for us to know what God requires, have complete faith in God and Jesus Christ our king. Now is not the time to shrink back in fear because the time of restoration is very very near and it could determine whether we live or die. God takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked. He would desire all to repent and have faith in him but not all will choose to be loyal and faithful to God. When it is time to flee we need to keep in mind what we are fleeing from and why. We can be assured what we will return to will be much better then what we fled from. We cannot be like Lots wife who hesitated and looked back and was turned to a pillar of salt.

We cannot let those who do not believe we are in the climax of things and the end of this system is at hand hinder us when it is time to flee. We have the example of Abraham when God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah. He would not have destroyed them if there was a single righteous person. God had read their hearts and new none of them would repent. When the destruction comes we ca be sure those who did not flee either did not believe Jesus warning or they chose not to repent. God would not leave anyone righteous behind. We also have to consider what is righteous in God’s eyes not what is righteous in mans eyes. Someone may seem kind and caring but there are many examples of kind and caring people who lacked faith in God so they brought harm on others. Our hearts must be complete towards God and we should not doubt anything we have read in his word or the things we must do to please him and to survive the destruction coming on this world wide system of things. While we patiently wait we need to continue to try our best to find all God’s sheep, and to produce good fruits and not get lax in our attitudes in believing God is delaying things because the destruction will come suddenly and at a time that we do not know. So when it is time to flee we cannot falsely reason that there is still time. Abraham did this and barely escaped the destruction. We should not fret the things we have to leave behind. The bible says in the day of destruction their silver and gold will not be able to save them. Our salvation comes from God who has appointed a savior and a king to protect us and get us through this tribulation and this is Jesus Christ. Though the signs are very clearly there that we are in the final minutes of this system of things many will not believe it and will carry on life as usual and not prepare themselves spiritually, mentally or even physically for the things that are about to occur. Their lack of faith will end in them not escaping destruction. We must be very very careful associating with such ones so we do not delay when it is time to flee. We should continue to try and build their faith and plant the seeds and pray for them but we should be very very careful their lack of faith does not get us to stop remaining alert and on the watch. We could very easily become blinded to the reality that all the prophecies showing it will be time to flee soon has occurred and some are occurring at this very moment. I know these are difficult words to here but we each are given a choice, those who do not heed Jesus warnings and do not flee will have made their choice. We cannot make the decisions for them they have to set their minds on spiritual things and trust God completely in order to escape what is about to occur. These ones do not pay attention to the sign Jesus and the apostles told us to watch for they need direct evidence. Unfortunately when that occurs it will be too late for them to escape because that evidence will be seen while the destruction is occurring and there will be no escape for those who did not have the faith to heed Jesus words.

Now more then ever it if very important to continue to work towards repentance as our knowledge grows of God and his only begotten son. We need to trust him and listen to all he has warned us of and have no doubts. We need to persist in prayer and in producing the fruits of the spirit. This will prevent us from being blinded to what is occurring now and what is about to occur. We are very near to much happier times. We are at a point in time similar to when Israel could see the promised land. Some of them lost faith just before entering the promised land and died. Me are very very near to the new system now more then ever we should be happy that the hope in the future promises are about to be fulfilled and if we make it through the great tribulation we will get to see many of our dead loved ones we lost during the resurrection.

If you still have any doubts about the times we are in I am going to post scriptures to show we are in the final minutes of this system. Keep in mind though these things have always occurred they have never occurred on the grand scale they are now or all at the same times as they are occurring now. We need to keep in mind Jesus said these things would occur on a scale no one has ever seen before. The starvation, earthquakes, pestilence, violence, wars, and many other things are happening on a world wild scale at a level they have never occurred before.

(Matthew 24:4-14) 4 In answer Jesus said to them: “Look out that nobody misleads you, 5 for many will come on the basis of my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will mislead many. 6 You are going to hear of wars and reports of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for these things must take place, but the end is not yet. 7 “For nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be food shortages and earthquakes in one place after another. 8 All these things are a beginning of pangs of distress. 9 “Then people will hand you over to tribulation and will kill you, and you will be hated by all the nations on account of my name. 10 Then, too, many will be stumbled and will betray one another and will hate one another. 11 Many false prophets will arise and mislead many; 12 and because of the increasing of lawlessness, the love of the greater number will grow cold. 13 But the one who has endured to the end will be saved. 14 And this good news of the Kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.

(Matthew 10:16-31) 16 “Look! I am sending you out as sheep among wolves; so prove yourselves cautious as serpents and yet innocent as doves. 17 Be on your guard against men, for they will hand you over to local courts and they will scourge you in their synagogues. 18 And you will be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a witness to them and the nations. 19 However, when they hand you over, do not become anxious about how or what you are to speak, for what you are to speak will be given you in that hour; 20 for the ones speaking are not just you, but it is the spirit of your Father that speaks by you. 21 Further, brother will hand brother over to death, and a father his child, and children will rise up against parents and will have them put to death. 22 And you will be hated by all people on account of my name, but the one who has endured to the end will be saved. 23 When they persecute you in one city, flee to another; for truly I say to you, you will by no means complete the circuit of the cities of Israel until the Son of man arrives. 24 “A student is not above his teacher, nor a slave above his master. 25 It is enough for the student to become as his teacher, and the slave as his master. If people have called the master of the house Be·elʹze·bub, how much more those of his household? 26 So do not fear them, for there is nothing covered over that will not become uncovered, and nothing secret that will not become known. 27 What I tell you in the darkness, say in the light, and what you hear whispered, preach from the housetops. 28 And do not become fearful of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather, fear him who can destroy both soul and body in Ge·henʹna. 29 Two sparrows sell for a coin of small value, do they not? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground without your Father’s knowledge. 30 But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 So have no fear; you are worth more than many sparrows.

(John 5:28-30) 28 Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice 29 and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment. 30 I cannot do a single thing of my own initiative. Just as I hear, I judge, and my judgment is righteous because I seek, not my own will, but the will of him who sent me.

(1 Thessalonians 5:1-9) 5 Now as for the times and the seasons, brothers, you need nothing to be written to you. 2 For you yourselves know very well that Jehovah’s day is coming exactly as a thief in the night. 3 Whenever it is that they are saying, “Peace and security!” then sudden destruction is to be instantly on them, just like birth pains on a pregnant woman, and they will by no means escape. 4 But you, brothers, you are not in darkness, so that the day should overtake you as it would thieves, 5 for you are all sons of light and sons of day. We belong neither to night nor to darkness. 6 So, then, let us not sleep on as the rest do, but let us stay awake and keep our senses. 7 For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night. 8 But as for us who belong to the day, let us keep our senses and put on the breastplate of faith and love and the hope of salvation as a helmet 9 because God assigned us, not to wrath, but to the acquiring of salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. . .

(Matthew 24:15-22) 15 “Therefore, when you catch sight of the disgusting thing that causes desolation, as spoken about by Daniel the prophet, standing in a holy place (let the reader use discernment), 16 then let those in Ju·deʹa begin fleeing to the mountains. 17 Let the man on the housetop not come down to take the goods out of his house, 18 and let the man in the field not return to pick up his outer garment. 19 Woe to the pregnant women and those nursing a baby in those days! 20 Keep praying that your flight may not occur in wintertime nor on the Sabbath day; 21 for then there will be great tribulation such as has not occurred since the world’s beginning until now, no, nor will occur again. 22 In fact, unless those days were cut short, no flesh would be saved; but on account of the chosen ones those days will be cut short.

(Matthew 24:36-44) 36 “Concerning that day and hour nobody knows, neither the angels of the heavens nor the Son, but only the Father. 37 For just as the days of Noah were, so the presence of the Son of man will be. 38 For as they were in those days before the Flood, eating and drinking, men marrying and women being given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, 39 and they took no note until the Flood came and swept them all away, so the presence of the Son of man will be. 40 Then two men will be in the field; one will be taken along and the other abandoned. 41 Two women will be grinding at the hand mill; one will be taken along and the other abandoned. 42 Keep on the watch, therefore, because you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. 43 “But know one thing: If the householder had known in what watch the thief was coming, he would have kept awake and not allowed his house to be broken into. 44 On this account, you too prove yourselves ready, because the Son of man is coming at an hour that you do not think to be it.

(Revelation 7:13-17) . . .” 14 So right away I said to him: “My lord, you are the one who knows.” And he said to me: “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15 That is why they are before the throne of God, and they are rendering him sacred service day and night in his temple; and the One seated on the throne will spread his tent over them. 16 They will hunger no more nor thirst anymore, neither will the sun beat down on them nor any scorching heat, 17 because the Lamb, who is in the midst of the throne, will shepherd them and will guide them to springs of waters of life. And God will wipe out every tear from their eyes.. . .

(Ecclesiastes 9:12) 12 For man does not know his time. Just as fish are caught in an evil net and birds are caught in a trap, so the sons of men are ensnared in a time of disaster, when it suddenly overtakes them.

(James 4:13-5:8) 13 Come, now, you who say: “Today or tomorrow we will travel to this city and will spend a year there, and we will do business and make some profit,” 14 whereas you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. For you are a mist that appears for a little while and then disappears. 15 Instead, you should say: “If Jehovah wills, we will live and do this or that.” 16 But now you take pride in your arrogant boasting. All such boasting is wicked. 17 Therefore, if someone knows how to do what is right and yet does not do it, it is a sin for him. 5 Come, now, you rich men, weep and wail over the miseries that are coming upon you. 2 Your riches have rotted, and your clothing has become moth-eaten. 3 Your gold and silver have rusted away, and their rust will be a witness against you and will consume your flesh. What you have stored up will be like a fire in the last days. 4 Look! The wages you have withheld from the workers who harvested your fields keep crying out, and the cries for help of the reapers have reached the ears of Jehovah of armies. 5 You have lived in luxury and for self-gratification on the earth. You have fattened your hearts on the day of slaughter. 6 You have condemned; you have murdered the righteous one. Is he not opposing you? 7 Be patient then, brothers, until the presence of the Lord. Look! The farmer keeps waiting for the precious fruit of the earth, exercising patience over it until the early rain and the late rain arrive. 8 You too exercise patience; make your hearts firm, because the presence of the Lord has drawn close.

(Isaiah 11:4-9)  4 He will judge the lowly with fairness, And with uprightness he will give reproof in behalf of the meek ones of the earth. He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth And put the wicked to death with the breath of his lips.  5 Righteousness will be the belt around his waist, And faithfulness the belt of his hips.  6 The wolf will reside for a while with the lamb, And with the young goat the leopard will lie down, And the calf and the lion and the fattened animal will all be together; And a little boy will lead them.  7 The cow and the bear will feed together, And their young will lie down together. The lion will eat straw like the bull.  8 The nursing child will play over the lair of a cobra, And a weaned child will put his hand over the den of a poisonous snake.  9 They will not cause any harm Or any ruin in all my holy mountain, Because the earth will certainly be filled with the knowledge of Jehovah. . .

(2 Peter 3:11-13) 11 Since all these things are to be dissolved in this way, consider what sort of people you ought to be in holy acts of conduct and deeds of godly devotion, 12 as you await and keep close in mind the presence of the day of Jehovah, through which the heavens will be destroyed in flames and the elements will melt in the intense heat! 13 But there are new heavens and a new earth that we are awaiting according to his promise, and in these righteousness is to dwell.

(Revelation 2:10, 11) 10 Do not be afraid of the things you are about to suffer. Look! The Devil will keep on throwing some of you into prison so that you may be fully put to the test, and you will have tribulation for ten days. Prove yourself faithful even to death, and I will give you the crown of life. 11 Let the one who has an ear hear what the spirit says to the congregations: The one who conquers will by no means be harmed by the second death.’

(Revelation 20:12-21:4) 12 And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and scrolls were opened. But another scroll was opened; it is the scroll of life. The dead were judged out of those things written in the scrolls according to their deeds. 13 And the sea gave up the dead in it, and death and the Grave gave up the dead in them, and they were judged individually according to their deeds. 14 And death and the Grave were hurled into the lake of fire. This means the second death, the lake of fire. 15 Furthermore, whoever was not found written in the book of life was hurled into the lake of fire. 21 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the former heaven and the former earth had passed away, and the sea is no more. 2 I also saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God and prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. 4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

(Revelation 21:7, 8) 7 Anyone conquering will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be my son. 8 But as for the cowards and those without faith and those who are disgusting in their filth and murderers and the sexually immoral and those practicing spiritism and idolaters and all the liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur. This means the second death.. . .

(Revelation 20:10) 10 And the Devil who was misleading them was hurled into the lake of fire and sulfur, where both the wild beast and the false prophet already were; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.

(Jude 14-21) 14 Yes, the seventh one in line from Adam, Eʹnoch, also prophesied about them when he said: “Look! Jehovah came with his holy myriads 15 to execute judgment against all, and to convict all the ungodly concerning all their ungodly deeds that they did in an ungodly way, and concerning all the shocking things that ungodly sinners spoke against him.” 16 These men are murmurers, complainers about their lot in life, following their own desires, and their mouths make grandiose boasts, while they are flattering others for their own benefit. 17 As for you, beloved ones, call to mind the sayings that have been previously spoken by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ, 18 how they used to say to you: “In the last time there will be ridiculers, following their own desires for ungodly things.” 19 These are the ones who cause divisions, animalistic men, not having spirituality. 20 But you, beloved ones, build yourselves up on your most holy faith, and pray with holy spirit, 21 in order to keep yourselves in God’s love, while you await the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ with everlasting life in view.

(Isaiah 55:7-9)  7 Let the wicked man leave his way And the evil man his thoughts; Let him return to Jehovah, who will have mercy on him, To our God, for he will forgive in a large way.  8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, And your ways are not my ways,” declares Jehovah.  9 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So my ways are higher than your ways And my thoughts than your thoughts.

(Hebrews 8:10-13) 10 “‘For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days,’ says Jehovah. ‘I will put my laws in their mind, and in their hearts I will write them. And I will become their God, and they will become my people. 11 “‘And they will no longer teach each one his fellow citizen and each one his brother, saying: “Know Jehovah!” For they will all know me, from the least to the greatest of them. 12 For I will be merciful toward their unrighteous deeds, and I will no longer call their sins to mind.’” 13 In his saying “a new covenant,” he has made the former one obsolete. Now what is obsolete and growing old is near to vanishing away.

(2 Peter 3:8-10) 8 However, do not let this escape your notice, beloved ones, that one day is with Jehovah as a thousand years and a thousand years as one day. 9 Jehovah is not slow concerning his promise, as some people consider slowness, but he is patient with you because he does not desire anyone to be destroyed but desires all to attain to repentance. 10 But Jehovah’s day will come as a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar, but the elements being intensely hot will be dissolved, and earth and the works in it will be exposed.

(Romans 2:3-8) 3 But do you suppose, O man, that while you judge those who practice such things and yet you do them, you will escape the judgment of God? 4 Or do you despise the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, because you do not know that God in his kindness is trying to lead you to repentance? 5 But according to your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath and of the revealing of God’s righteous judgment. 6 And he will pay back to each one according to his works: 7 everlasting life to those who are seeking glory and honor and incorruptibleness by endurance in work that is good; 8 however, for those who are contentious and who disobey the truth but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and anger.

(Matthew 7:13-23) 13 “Go in through the narrow gate, because broad is the gate and spacious is the road leading off into destruction, and many are going in through it; 14 whereas narrow is the gate and cramped the road leading off into life, and few are finding it. 15 “Be on the watch for the false prophets who come to you in sheep’s covering, but inside they are ravenous wolves. 16 By their fruits you will recognize them. Never do people gather grapes from thorns or figs from thistles, do they? 17 Likewise, every good tree produces fine fruit, but every rotten tree produces worthless fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear worthless fruit, nor can a rotten tree produce fine fruit. 19 Every tree not producing fine fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Really, then, by their fruits you will recognize those men. 21 “Not everyone saying to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter into the Kingdom of the heavens, but only the one doing the will of my Father who is in the heavens will. 22 Many will say to me in that day: ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and expel demons in your name, and perform many powerful works in your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them: ‘I never knew you! Get away from me, you workers of lawlessness!’

(1 Corinthians 15:26-28) 26 And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing. 27 For God “subjected all things under his feet.” But when he says that ‘all things have been subjected,’ it is evident that this does not include the One who subjected all things to him. 28 But when all things will have been subjected to him, then the Son himself will also subject himself to the One who subjected all things to him, that God may be all things to everyone.

(Isaiah 25:8, 9)  8 He will swallow up death forever, And the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces. The reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, For Jehovah himself has spoken it.  9 In that day they will say: “Look! This is our God! We have hoped in him, And he will save us. This is Jehovah! We have hoped in him. Let us be joyful and rejoice in the salvation by him.”

(2 Thessalonians 2:9-12) 9 But the lawless one’s presence is by the operation of Satan with every powerful work and lying signs and wonders 10 and every unrighteous deception for those who are perishing, as a retribution because they did not accept the love of the truth in order that they might be saved. 11 That is why God lets a deluding influence mislead them so that they may come to believe the lie, 12 in order that they all may be judged because they did not believe the truth but took pleasure in unrighteousness.

(Hebrews 10:35-39) 35 Therefore, do not throw away your boldness, which will be richly rewarded. 36 For you need endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the fulfillment of the promise. 37 For yet “a very little while,” and “the one who is coming will arrive and will not delay.” 38 “But my righteous one will live by reason of faith,” and “if he shrinks back, I have no pleasure in him.” 39 Now we are not the sort who shrink back to destruction, but the sort who have faith for the preserving of our lives.

(Ezekiel 33:10, 11) . . .’ 11 Tell them, ‘“As surely as I am alive,” declares the Sovereign Lord Jehovah, “I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that someone wicked changes his way and keeps living. Turn back, turn back from your bad ways, for why should you die, O house of Israel?”’

(1 Timothy 2:2-6) . . .. 3 This is fine and acceptable in the sight of our Savior, God, 4 whose will is that all sorts of people should be saved and come to an accurate knowledge of truth. 5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, a man, Christ Jesus, 6 who gave himself a corresponding ransom for all—this is what is to be witnessed to in its own due time.

(Genesis 19:16, 17) . . .. 17 As soon as they had brought them to the outskirts, he said: “Escape for your life! Do not look behind you and do not stand still in any part of the district! Escape to the mountainous region so that you may not be swept away. . .

(Genesis 19:23-26) 23 The sun had risen over the land when Lot arrived at Zoʹar. 24 Then Jehovah made it rain sulfur and fire on Sodʹom and Go·morʹrah—it came from Jehovah, from the heavens. 25 So he overthrew these cities, yes, the entire district, including all the inhabitants of the cities and the plants of the ground. 26 But Lot’s wife, who was behind him, began to look back, and she became a pillar of salt.

(Genesis 18:22-28) 22 Then the men left from there and went toward Sodʹom, but Jehovah remained with Abraham. 23 Then Abraham approached and said: “Will you really sweep away the righteous with the wicked? 24 Suppose there are 50 righteous men within the city. Will you, then, sweep them away and not pardon the place for the sake of the 50 righteous who are inside it? 25 It is unthinkable that you would act in this manner by putting the righteous man to death with the wicked one so that the outcome for the righteous man and the wicked is the same! It is unthinkable of you. Will the Judge of all the earth not do what is right?” 26 Then Jehovah said: “If I find in Sodʹom 50 righteous men in the city, I will pardon the whole place for their sake.” 27 But Abraham again responded: “Please, here I have presumed to speak to Jehovah, whereas I am dust and ashes. 28 Suppose the 50 righteous should lack five. Because of the five will you destroy the whole city?” To this he said: “I will not destroy it if I find there 45.”

(Genesis 19:12-17) 12 Then the men said to Lot: “Do you have anyone else here? Sons-in-law, your sons, your daughters, and all your people in the city, bring out of this place! 13 For we are going to destroy this place, because the outcry against them has indeed grown great before Jehovah, so that Jehovah sent us to destroy the city.” 14 So Lot went out and began to speak to his sons-in-law who were to marry his daughters, and he kept saying: “Get up! Get out of this place, because Jehovah will destroy the city!” But to his sons-in-law, he seemed to be joking. 15 As dawn was breaking, the angels became urgent with Lot, saying: “Get up! Take your wife and your two daughters who are here with you, so that you will not be swept away in the error of the city!” 16 When he kept lingering, then because of Jehovah’s compassion for him, the men seized hold of his hand and the hand of his wife and the hands of his two daughters, and they brought him out and stationed him outside the city. 17 As soon as they had brought them to the outskirts, he said: “Escape for your life! Do not look behind you and do not stand still in any part of the district! Escape to the mountainous region so that you may not be swept away!”

(Matthew 21:42, 43) 42 Jesus said to them: “Did you never read in the Scriptures, ‘The stone that the builders rejected, this has become the chief cornerstone. This has come from Jehovah, and it is marvelous in our eyes’? 43 This is why I say to you, the Kingdom of God will be taken from you and be given to a nation producing its fruits.

(Ecclesiastes 8:11-13) . . .. 12 Although a sinner may do bad a hundred times and still live a long time, yet I am aware that it will turn out well for those who fear the true God, because they fear him. 13 But it will not turn out well for the wicked one, nor will he prolong his days that are like a shadow, because he does not fear God.

(2 Peter 3:5-7) 5 For they deliberately ignore this fact, that long ago there were heavens and an earth standing firmly out of water and in the midst of water by the word of God; 6 and that by those means the world of that time suffered destruction when it was flooded with water. 7 But by the same word the heavens and the earth that now exist are reserved for fire and are being kept until the day of judgment and of destruction of the ungodly people.

(Zephaniah 1:14-18) 14 The great day of Jehovah is near! It is near and it is approaching very quickly! The sound of the day of Jehovah is bitter. There a warrior cries out. 15 That day is a day of fury, A day of distress and anguish, A day of storm and desolation, A day of darkness and gloom, A day of clouds and thick gloom, 16 A day of the horn and of the battle cry, Against the fortified cities and against the high corner towers. 17 I will cause distress to mankind, And they will walk like blind men, Because it is against Jehovah they have sinned. Their blood will be poured out like dust, And their flesh like the dung. 18 Neither their silver nor their gold will be able to save them in the day of Jehovah’s fury; For by the fire of his zeal the whole earth will be consumed, Because he will make an extermination, indeed a terrible one, of all the inhabitants of the earth.”

(Psalm 91:4) 4 With his pinions he will cover you, And under his wings you will take refuge. His faithfulness will be a large shield and a protective wall.

(2 Peter 3:3-7) 3 First of all know this, that in the last days ridiculers will come with their ridicule, proceeding according to their own desires 4 and saying: “Where is this promised presence of his? Why, from the day our forefathers fell asleep in death, all things are continuing exactly as they were from creation’s beginning.” 5 For they deliberately ignore this fact, that long ago there were heavens and an earth standing firmly out of water and in the midst of water by the word of God; 6 and that by those means the world of that time suffered destruction when it was flooded with water. 7 But by the same word the heavens and the earth that now exist are reserved for fire and are being kept until the day of judgment and of destruction of the ungodly people.

(Habakkuk 1:5)  5 “Look among the nations and pay attention! Stare in amazement and be astounded; For something will happen in your days That you will not believe even if it is told to you. . .

(Habakkuk 2:3) 3 For the vision is yet for its appointed time, And it is rushing toward its end, and it will not lie. Even if it should delay, keep in expectation of it! For it will without fail come true. It will not be late!

(Isaiah 5:19) Those who say: “Let Him speed up his work; Let it come quickly that we may see it. Let the purpose of the Holy One of Israel take place That we may know it!”

(2 Peter 3:4) and saying: “Where is this promised presence of his? Why, from the day our forefathers fell asleep in death, all things are continuing exactly as they were from creation’s beginning.”

(Revelation 21:1-4) 21 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the former heaven and the former earth had passed away, and the sea is no more. 2 I also saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God and prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. 4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

(Acts 3:19-26) 19 “Repent, therefore, and turn around so as to get your sins blotted out, so that seasons of refreshing may come from Jehovah himself 20 and he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus. 21 Heaven must hold this one within itself until the times of restoration of all things of which God spoke through the mouth of his holy prophets of old. 22 In fact, Moses said: ‘Jehovah your God will raise up for you from among your brothers a prophet like me. You must listen to whatever he tells you. 23 Indeed, anyone who does not listen to that Prophet will be completely destroyed from among the people.’ 24 And all the prophets from Samuel and those who followed him, as many as have spoken, have also plainly declared these days. 25 You are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant that God made with your forefathers, saying to Abraham: ‘And by means of your offspring all the families of the earth will be blessed.’ 26 God, after raising up his Servant, sent him to you first to bless you by turning each one of you away from your wicked deeds.”

Scriptures indicating we are in the final minutes of this system and that we should be alert and ready to flee.

Matthew 24:3-14

2 Timothy 3:1-8

Luke 21:11

Daniel 12:4 there would be a clearer understanding of God’s prophecy by those being called by God.

Matthew 24:37-39, 2 Peter 3:3,4 , Luke 17:28-30 Wide spread apathy about the times we are in and how critical they are.

Mathew 24:33 when you see all these things occurring.

Revelation 12:7-12 Satan cast out of heaven so things would get much much worse.

Luke 17:28-30 , Jude 17 most would ignore the warnings of the signs just as in Noah’s day.

Revelation 11:18 man would ruin the earth.

2 Thessalonians 2:1-4 , Isaiah 29:13-15 , Matthew 24:5 , 1 John 2:18 , Jude 11, Amos 8:11,12, 2 Timothy 4:3-4 there is one truth. The great apostasy would be revealed showing why there are so many religious sects. They would put tradition and commands of man over those of God. We were warned the great apostasy would come first. False worship would be exposed and it would become clearer who truly follows Christ and who is part of the great apostasy.

Isaiah 2:17 man would see more glory in those who desire to seize power and wealth then in doing what is right. They would pretty much say what is bad is good and what is good is bad.

Matthew 24:14 message of the heavenly kingdom would be preached in all the earth.

When chronically ill the medicine you choose could mean life or death.

Written by Lee Stevenson. Sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is not medical advice I have written the for educational purposes.

At the end of this I am going to briefly explain how someone can heal and how a person’s friends and family can help with the healing of the individual. Keep in mind if you are getting allopathic treatment then this article will be bleak for you because those getting allopathic treatment the outcome usually is not good. Those who seek the treatment of a functional medicine practitioner the outlook is much much better. Allopathic medicine is limited in the testing they do because they only know how to look at the symptoms and not the cause of illness. Functional medicine looks at the cause of illness so many of the test I mention in this article most will have never heard of them. If your medical practitioner does not know what these test are or what labs they can order them from then I would seek someone else it means they do not know enough to help you heal. It is becoming clearer and clearer most of the time if you chose allopathic you chose death and if you chose functional medicine you choose life.

You can heal from this. The keys are getting inflammation down, reducing oxidative stress and addressing whatever caused the illness and correcting any health issues caused. I have written this to help clarify why certain things happen and at the end I explain that there is a way out and you can heal. Something I do not mention is mold it can cause illness if a person is subjected to high levels and they have other health issues. It can lead to them developing sepsis, post sepsis or CIRS.

I am going to try and make the distinction between sepsis and post sepsis and explain how they contribute to long term illness and even mortality. The harm caused to the body from sepsis can take years to heal if the person who is ill does not have the proper guidance and treatment. Allopathic medicine only treats the symptoms they do not treat the cause so can only throw medications at the condition which eventually causes a person to become sicker while they feel better at first. Functional medicine addresses the causes of the illness. I am also going to discuss the causes of sepsis which there are many and infection is not the only cause. Something to take note of infants are being born with sepsis. If they parent has experienced vaccine injury , come in contact with toxins especially glyphosate, used antibiotics, medication, excess stress it can induce sepsis in the infant and they can be born with sepsis even vaginal dysbiosis can cause an infant to be born with sepsis so many who are now adults have some how managed to survive post sepsis and have dealt with it most of their lives. These ones can heal but it takes much more time and patience. For example glyphosate has been found to be very high in many infants and it has been found to be very harmful especially to a developing child. Functional medical practitioners are aware of sepsis and know how to deal with and prevent it to reduce the harm and speed up recovery.

Sepsis is one of the leading causes of death in the world. Post sepis is what occurs when a person survives sepsis. In sepsis the body is fighting to stay alive. It can result from infection, emotional trauma, depression, physical trauma, drug injury, vaccine injury, eating foods high in toxins such as GMOs, farm chemicals found in most foods and toxins added to foods. Sepsis usually occurs from more then one of those thing occurring . Many infants are in a state of post sepsis from parents who have been vaccine injured or from being vaccine injured as infants. In sepsis the body is fighting to stay alive so it shuts many things down and upregulates many other things. This is keeping the person alive but causes a lot of damage in the body and causes thrombosis which causes excess blood clotting and damage to blood vessels. The mortality rate for Sepsis is very high. In sepsis the adrenals get upregulated , the body starts causing the blood to clot, systemic inflammation and excess oxidative stress occurs. If the sepsis and cause of sepsis is not addressed the person has very little chance of surviving. Sepsis causes a hormone imbalance that is unique from post sepsis. In sepsis the adrenal hormones are very high in post sepsis the adrenals have become worn out and no longer function properly. It takes a very strict protocol to help recover from sepsis and post sepsis. If a person does not address what has caused their sepsis while they are in post sepsis they can slip back onto sepsis only this time it is much more dangerous because of the organ damage and tissue damage that has already occurred throughout the body. Infants born by C-section have a dramatic increased risk of acquiring sepsis because they do not receive the microbes that protect them from the mothers vaginal fluids. Infants who are breast fed have a dramatic decreased risk of sepsis. Studies have shown the sooner a mother starts breast feeding the less the risk is of the infant getting sepsis. The microbes that protect the child can be found if a person know where to look and has an experienced functional medicine practitioner.

Sadly when a child experiences sepsis from a vaccine the medical professionals lie and instead of reporting the adverse reaction to the vaccine they brush the parents concerns off or they will lie and tell them it is proof the vaccine is working. We also cannot rule out other causes of neonatal sepsis though. These are some of the symptoms of neonatal sepsis. These are the main symptoms but not all symptoms. If a child develops sepsis from vaccine injury it is up to the parent to report it. Mot medical professional do not know how to identify vaccine injury and the ones who do will not report it.

Not feeding will or frequent vomiting.

Fever or inability to properly regulate body temperature.

Rapid breathing or long pauses in breathing.

Pale appearance or a whole body rash.

Something else that occurs, sepsis can cause gut dysbiosis and gut dysbiosis can cause sepsis. The systemic inflammation cause our gut microbial makeup to change to an inflammatory one. This leaves things that normally would not enter the body enter the body such as endotoxins, heavy metals and environmental toxins and even food particles. This is why those with sepsis and post sepsis develop, high heavy metal levels and will have oxalate issues, food intolerance and food allergies. This is a cycle that becomes difficult to break because this also contribute to the systemic inflammation, immune dysfunction,and oxidative stress. This is why it is very very important to heal the gut when dealing with sepsis and post sepsis. Gut dysbiosis on it’s own can cause organ damage and failure and has been linked to diabetes, mental disorders and heart disease. When a person develops sepsis they also become more prone to infection increasing their risk of dying from sepsis or post sepsis. It is very important to replace the microbes lost, reduce inflammation and balance the immune system.

You can survive sepsis and post sepsis. It takes someone very knowledgeable in functional medicine. It takes very specific supplements and nutrients unique to each person. There is no one size fits all. If a person has post sepsis and has not addressed what caused their sepsis they could develop sepsis again and each time their risk of mortality increases because many organs are already damaged and struggling to function. When a person has post sepsis things such as the adrenal and many other hormones are low. I will not get into detail because it can get very complex.

When a person experiences Sepsis DAMPs, MAMPs, and PAMPs are released. These are danger signals that stimulate the immune system, systemic inflammation, and oxidative stress all these things contribute to damage in the body but also contribute to keeping a person alive by preventing the toxins, depression, infection or any other causative agents from killing the person. It is the bodies last ditch effort to survive. So to survive sepsis you need to address the causes. Also to try and prevent post sepsis the inflammation, oxidative stress, organ damage, metabolic and gene issues caused need addressed. A person who has survived go into a state of post sepsis. Usually the oxidative stress and systemic inflammation is still there but they have metabolic issues, organ issues, endocrine issues, and immune dis-regulation have to be addressed. If these things are not addressed chronic illness will start to occur and they will develop autoimmune diseases, digestive issues. Brain swelling occurs and needs addressed. The organ damage needs addressed. If the post sepsis is not corrected organ failure will occur and a person will start to develop things such as liver disease and kidney disease, interstitial cystitis and many many more illnesses. When it has reached the stage of causing organ damage it takes much much longer to correct. Notice inflammation is one of the key factors in causing the chronic illness. Reducing inflammation is key to healing.

Most allopathic medical professionals do not know how to identify or deal with sepsis but functional medicine practitioners have been trained to identify and address it. It is very important to distinguish between sepsis and post sepsis. What is good for treating sepsis may home someone with post sepsis. There are those who still have the issues that caused their sepsis so they will alternate between bouts of sepsis and bouts of post sepsis. Those are the most difficult to heal because with those one the little things are very very important. Ones who can still have a tendency to experience sepsis get set back very very easily. Things that would normally be beneficial like social interaction can really take it’s tolls on those who are still going back and forth between experiencing sepsis and post sepsis. When I was very ill it was surprised how even positive social interaction would set me back for days. The brain is so focused on healing the body and dealing with the pain and keeping track of healing and what needs to be done to heal that anything that takes more thought can set us back. I remember if I interacted on Facebook too much when I was very very ill it would really set me back and often times it was positive interactions, my Facebook friends would be encouraging me and teaching me. But combine the chronic illness , with the normal stresses of daily life and it gets overwhelming. This can increase the blood clotting and tax the adrenals which dramatically sets our health back. It also increases brain inflammation. So when in a state of sepsis or post sepsis we have to learn to listen to our bodies and our minds. It can be difficult because sometimes it is necessary to isolate ones self to let their brain and body recover. Little things are very very important like maintaining glucose and insulin levels, making sure we support our adrenals. Even though we may want to be sociable if our minds or our body is telling us not to do it then we need to find a way to listen to our bodies within reason. We do have certain family responsibilities but We also need to try our best to get our family to understand the harm of social interactions and others things may be causing us. These things are usually healing to the body when we are well but when in a state of sepsis or post sepsis the body is in survival mode so nothing is as it should be. Those experiencing sepsis or post sepsis often times look healthy, and will pretend to be healthy which I did often so they are responsible for some of the lack of understanding people have towards those who are chronically ill. These can be prevented and corrected with the correct guidance from someone knowledgeable in how to deal with these things.

Now I will cover the many ways that sepsis and post sepsis kills. They kill by causing damage to the organs, this is why those with sepsis and post sepsis die from organ failure, brain damage, but the most common cause of death during sepsis and post sepsis is heart failure. The inflammation and oxidative stress damages the organs including the heart and brain. It also causes excess blood clotting and excess blood vessel damage which often times leads to heart failure. Another way that sepsis and post sepsis causes heart failure is through the adrenal dysfunction. The limbic system regulates our blood pressure and heart rate. A healthy adrenal system is required for this. This is where the real harm comes in because adrenal dysfunction also causes excess blood clotting and blood vessels can constrict, now add to the fact the inflammation and oxidative stress is interfering with the limbic system and adrenals to interact with each other to properly regulate the cardiovascular system and a person because prone to heart failure or stroke. There are many other ways that sepsis and post sepsis can cause heart failure to numerous to continue but these are the most common causes. I am stating this to let people know the importance of not ignoring these things. They need addressed and corrected.

Because the body experiences oxygen deprivation from the restricted blood flow throughout body causes organ damage, damage to the brain and neurological damage. The neurological damage in itself can cause death. Now ad to the fact that pain has been shown to cause things to occur in the body that can result in death. Mitochondrial function get upregulated during sepsis and down regulated and even inhibited during post sepsis. So if we do things that would increase certain mitochondrial processes during sepsis it could increase the persons mortality. For example when a person is in a state of sepsis increasing ATP levels increases mortality but when in a state of post sepsis increasing ATP can speed up healing. In post sepsis usually mitochondria function is inhibited so increasing it can speed up recovery but in full on sepsis increasing certain mitochondrial function can increase mortality. I will try to cover the best I can how to distinguish between the two though some things do overlap in sepsis and post sepsis for example often times oxidative stress and systemic inflammation levels are still high in both.

Now I will try my best to describe the symptoms of sepsis and test that can be used to detect when someone has sepsis.

Fast heart rate or an irregular heart beat

Temperature dis-regulation some may have a fever some may be hypothermic.

Warm or clammy skin or excessive sweating.

Mental confusion , feeling disoriented, or disassociation

Dizziness

Rapid breathing or shortness of breath and at times it may be difficult to take a breath.

Muscle weakness.

Difficulty waking up.

Skin rash, skin burning or severe itching.

If severe enough seizures.

Some test that can be used to detect if a person has sepsis.

Excessively high or low glucose or insulin levels.

Difficulty urinating.

Back pain which is caused by a variety of issues.

Irregular heart beat which can cause dizziness when walking or standing.

Sudden sharp or burning pain in the chest.

Difficulty breathing especially when lying down.

Anciety, fear, flash backs, even paranoia from the increased brain inflammation. This can also cause depression and suicidal thoughts.

Ok test that can be used to determine if someone has sepsis . Now some of these test also overlap with post sepsis.

Vassopressin levels it becomes impaired during sepsis.

Glucose and insulin levels

A complete thyroid test even testing for reverse T3. Usually reverse T3 is low and T4 levels are high. Thyroid hormone levels usually become decreased.

Testing cortisol levels . Cortisol is usually high.

During sepsis Growth hormone levels are usually high.

Often times white blood cell count is high in sepsis.

Low red blood cell count or high red blood cell count which often times gets mistaken for leukemia.

Liver function should be tested because it becomes impaired during sepsis. Bilirubin and creatine should be tested.

Lactic acid levels usually become high during sepsis.

Inflammatory cytokines such as C-reactive, IL-3, IL-6, IL-8, IL-10, MCP-1, MMP-9, IL-13 and TNF-a.

Troponin, natriutetic peptides and myoglobin to check for myocardial dysfunction.

Arterial blood gases to test pulmonary function.

Prothrombin time and partial thromboplastin time, platelet count when low it indicates excess blood clotting. D-dimer can also indicate if blood is clotting excessively.

The type of sepsis is important to determine it is from infection or to rule out infection a test for endotoxins can be done. It is non specific but it will indicate if an infection is present.

If procalcitonin is high it can indicate there is a bacteria infection present.

IGF-1 is low during sepsis.

Catecholamine levels become high during sepsis. (dopamine, norepinephrine, epinephrine)

Glutamine levels become low but increase in the brain because it’s uptake into the cells becomes inhibited. This can cause glutamate toxicity in the brain. Increasing glutamate levels during sepsis increases risk of mortality.

Copeptin is usually high in sepsis which makes it difficult to urinate.

Leptin levels are usually high during sepsis.

Luteinizing hormone releasing hormone is usually high during sepsis which increases B-endorphin and GABA.

Ok now lets cover Post Sepsis . Many of the symptoms of sepsis and post sepsis overlap for example usually the systemic inflammation and oxidative stress levels remain high. So the organ damage, brain inflammation and immune dysfunction remain but the symptoms will change because often times the organ damage causes hormone changes that are different in sepsis. For example the adrenals, liver and kidney function has because lower so those hormones and enzymes will be different then that found in sepsis. Mitochondrial respiration and other mitochondrial functions have become inhibited in post sepsis. In sepsis it usually becomes upregulated so the causes of oxidative stress between sepsis and post sepsis are different.

Some symptoms that may be found in post sepsis.

Difficulty sleeping or difficulty staying asleep.

Fatigue, lethargy.

Sever muscle and joint pain. Poor muscle function, muscles will be tight and difficult to move.

Swelling in limbs

Susceptibility to repeat infections.

Hair loss

skin rashes or burning skin

many of the psychological symptoms carry over to post sepsis such as anxiety attack, memory flash backs, nightmares or strange dreams that make no sense, difficulty concentrating, memory loss

Most medical professionals do not even acknowledge sepsis. They send patients home and either they are not concerned or lack the knowledge to be able to identify when they have caused sepsis or they are trying to hide their error. Studies have shown that most who have had sepsis get sent home and have no farther support or resources which increases their mortality. Now add to this , the fact that those with sepsis appear to be healthy so they get ostracized and criticized by family. They do not get the support they need and often time family adds burdens to them that not only hinder their healing but because of the stress, depression and physical demands it can send them back into sepsis this is why those who have survived sepsis have a 40% mortality rate. They lack the support and resources needed for them to heal. When a person is suffering from sepsis any emotion even positive can put a physical demand on the body because their body and brain are in survival mode. Yet they say that those who have post sepsis have lost their minds and are isolating themselves, or they are neglecting family when they are actually trying to survive. Those with post sepsis are on a teeter totter. They can quickly develop sepsis again and each time it takes longer to recover. Little things add up and can help a person to get over the hill and start to recover but very few have the support they need to focus on those little things. I cannot get into details when I say little things because the list is long but one of them is when a person is showing memory loss or being irritable they are struggling and need help with some of the normal everyday burdens that are usually easy for others to do. They become mountains for someone suffering from post sepsis syndrome.

It would take me a very long time to show what happens and why with post sepsis. The mitochondria is the little factories of the body which are involved in almost everything in the body. In post sepsis the mitochondria shrinks and molecules can not longer be transferred into and out of the mitochondria. It slows the bodies processes down. In order to get the mitochondria functioning again. The inflammation, oxidative stress, metabolic issues and many other things have to be corrected. It takes very specific nutrients for the person and a lot of self discipline. A person can recover from post sepsis but it takes time persistence and a lot of learning. There are many things that occur in sepsis and it takes very specific nutrients to get things functioning correctly again. For example often times the pituitary, adrenals, thyroids and hypothalamus become damaged. It takes time and very specific nutrients and protocols to promote their healing. This causes many hormones to get out of balance like estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, adrenal hormones, many hormones needed for proper brain function. The gut becomes damage and the microbes in the gut become out of balance and need corrected.

If these things are not corrected a person will develop cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, autoimmunity and many other chronic illnesses. There are not test for post sespsis but test for things such as CIRS also known as SIRS can help to determine what needs addressed.

Hormone test, complete thyroid test and adrenal hormone test along with testing for CIRS can help to determine if a person has post sepsis. It can persist for years especially if the health problems that contributed to it are not addressed. A person can recover if they are diligent.

These are test for CIRS

Vassoactive intestinal peptide – this is usually low in post sepsis.

Transforming Growth Factor Beta 1 (TGF-b1) usually increased in post sepsis and CIRS. It is involved in cell division and cell death.

Melanocyte stimulating hormone (MSH) controls the pigment of the skin, regulates how much cytokines can be produced. Usually low in post sepsis and CIRS. If it is low the production of inflammatory cytokines cannot be shut down.

C4a – when levels are high it indicates systemic inflammation.

Adrenocoricotropic hormone (ACTG) regulates cortisol levels. It is usually low in post sepsis and CIRS.

Anti-gliaden antibodies (AGH, IgE, IgA) – triggered in response to mold toxins, inflammation and gluten sensitivity. It can also indicate gut inflammation.

Cortisol usually low in post sepsis and CIRS.

Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) – Stimulates blood vessel formation. Is usually low in post sepsis and CIRS.

Leptin – helps regulate fat storage in the body. Excess inflammation causes leptin resistance which can increase levels of leptin. This can cause excess weight gain and diabetes.

Anti-cardiolipin antibodies (ACLA) , IgA, IgG, IgM – high in autoimmune disease. Indicates high levels of inflammation. If these are high it indicates the body is attacking healthy tissue.

Antidiuretic hormone – it is responsible for regulation of the balance of water in your body, blood pressure, and concentration of urine being produced in the kidney. Reduced levels of ADH couldn indicate dehydration or excess urinating.

Little things really mean a lot when it comes to healing. Reducing stress, or try to deal with stress in a less negative way. Family and friends can help by reducing stress as much as possible. When someone has CIRS or post sepsis it is like being on a teeter totter. It does not take much to set their health back for weeks. What little progress they have made can easily be set back and they have to start climbing the figurative ladder over again.

There are things that can indicate someone with CIRS or post sepsis is starting to back slide with their health or need to take a rest. If they start getting irritable or absent minded, confused or disoriented it means they need to rest. The adrenals and other organs in the body have become damaged and take a very long time to heal. Even positive social interactions take a lot when it comes to adrenals and physical energy. When someone who is interacting socially either in life or online and you see those things start to occur it means they need some alone time and need time to let their adrenals and energy levels recover. If they keep pushing through it they will get set back and be in a very bad way for a while. Much of the progress they made will be lost.

It is very important to reduce inflammation and oxidative stress. The body requires higher amounts of certain nutrients so it is very important to get the proper nutrients the body needs. There are very specific supplements that can help the body to heal. Not all functional medicine practitioners are the same. So find one who has a proven track record of success. Do not skip meals. Fasting can be injuries when a person is dealing with CIRS or post sespsis and it can set the persons health back. Taking the wrong supplements can cause harm also so they need to be will researched and make certain they would be what is best. If in doubt don’t.

A person may recover enough to function but if the health issues are not addressed they will be prone to many types of illnesses, from allergies, food intolerance, interstitial cystitis, inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes, autoimmunity and even cancer. Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in those with post sepsis and CIRS. It is very important to get the hormone levels straightened out, reduce the excess blood clotting, reduce the inflammation and oxidative stress. All these alone contribute to hear damage, strokes , neurological damage that can cause the heart to fail, imbalances in the minerals in the body which can cause the heart to beat irregular. Stress, to much emotional interactions, over doing it physically, and many other things can increase the risk of those things occurring. When you are healing it is very important to realize you have limits even on days you feel good and set those limit and do not pass them even if you feel well. They add up and will catch up with you and can set you back.

It is good to do things like listen to music, color in coloring books, do puzzles, do word games, read some jokes laughing is very healing. Going in nature has been found to promote healing. There are many things a person and their family can do that can promote healing. Little things mean a lot. They add up and can help someone get over the hill so they can fully recover.

Often times because those with CIRS and post sepsis do not look ill and we can put on a good front in pretending we are well they will not realize how ill the person really is. That is why if you see the person tripping a lot, getting disoriented, absent minded or irritable. They may start sitting down a lot . Their breathing may speed up. It means they need rest and most likely need to be alone for a while so their adrenal hormones can also recover. Sometimes those who are chronically ill just want to be normal again. I did it to myself often but I was fortunate and had two friends that were aware of what I was doing to myself and would make me slow down and rest and take time to myself to recover. So the person who is ill may need others to watch out for them. Those who are ill try so hard to be normal again or just to function that they will often times push themselves too much and end up setting themselves back so much it may take days or weeks to recover.

When a person has post sepsis or CIRS their immune system is barely functioning. When I was very ill people would come near me with colds or sore throats. I easily picked these infections up even when I kept my distance. This would set me back for weeks. Sometimes I would even end up bedridden for days. Even when a person who is ill has restored immune function the damage the infection causes to the persons body sets the back physically and makes them lose a lot of the work they have done to heal.

I personally struggled eating properly because most food especially GMOs are very damaging to the body. If I would eat them I would become very very ill and it would set me back. Most people do not understand this. I would have them go shopping and put very specific brands on the list but if they could not find those brands they would replace them with GMOs. I could not eat them. If I went shopping myself I would be too exhausted to cook so often times would not eat for a day which would set me back health wise. Eating three meals a day became a major struggle for me when I was ill. For some who experience type 1 diabetes type symptoms they may have to eat a bunch of small meal a day to keep their energy levels up so they do not back slide.

The main thing is working on getting the mitochondria repaired first. Then work on the immune system. If you repair the immune system before the mitochondria is functioning adequately it can make the person very ill. They need the mitochondria to be functioning to launch a proper immune response. One if the most important things about healing is addressing the excess blood clotting and neurological damage. These cause organ and brain damage that will continue until proper blood flow is restored and neurological function is corrected.

I did a blog post that explains you can heal and at the end of it , I explain how to find someone who can help you learn to heal. Allopathic medicine only treats the symptoms and if you compare the research from those treated with allopathic medicine the outcome is usually not good it usually end in death. If you look at the outcome from those who have been treated with functional medicine they have recovered and lived a productive life. Allopathic medicine only treats the symptoms, functional medicine treats the cause. I explain in much better detail in the article in this link. This link also show there are labs that will let your order test online. https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2021/05/28/how-to-get-off-the-medical-hamster-wheel/

Health problems caused by sepsis are long lasting unless an experienced functional practitioner guide the healing.

https://molmed.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s10020-019-0132-z

Causes of gestational sepsis

https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/15371-sepsis-in-newborns

https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/doi/10.1289/EHP7295

https://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/Vaccines/Vaccines

https://journals.lww.com/md-journal/Fulltext/2021/02190/Analysis_of_risk_factors,_pathogenic_bacteria_of.95.aspx

https://www.nature.com/articles/jp20132

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/21123617_Breastfeeding_protects_against_neonatal_sepsis_in_a_high_risk_population

Sepsis is caused by excess DAMPs

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8073536/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6117512/?fbclid=IwAR2GSTCTJSqfAdq9qte9qPrSxSYkSwKV5VQ74soGxGj8IdEP_-xrkVhkbGU

Stress can induce MAMPs. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5143484/

infection https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8210526/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32983116/

Drug induced sepsis. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5632915/

The effects of sepsis can last for years and those who had sepsis usually do not live a very long life.

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fimmu.2020.605666/full

https://ccforum.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/cc12616

Altered gut microbiome can cause high levels of MAMPs.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6956001/

Medications, GMOs, farm chemcials espeically glyphosate can alter the microbiome causing high MAMPs levels which leads to thrombosis and death if those things are not corrected. Altered gut microbiome can cause high levels of MAMPs.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6956001/

https://bpspubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/bph.14483

Vaccines cause sepsis. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22536382/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34109900/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10648110/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33331024/

Toxins , depression and stress.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8016797/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28838855/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34072559/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4293326/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6812608/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7957065/

Drugs are non effective against post sepsis

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10495-021-01663-3

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0889159117304816

Differences between stress or depression induced sepsis and infection. I doubt this would matter because you have to consider physical trauma and toxins which can induce sepsis.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0014579307003523

Edocrine and sepsis

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32983116/

There is a difference between sespsis and post sepsis.

https://www.sepsis.org/sepsis-basics/what-is-sepsis/

https://www.sepsis.org/sepsis-basics/post-sepsis-syndrome/

Test for sepsis

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4980259/

Toxins contribute to sepsis

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1547691X.2020.1804492

https://www.hindawi.com/journals/jeph/2012/460508/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32183594/

Sterile trauma induced sepsis is sepsis induced by physical or emotional trauma. There are not specific markers to distinguish which a person is dealing with this is why it is important to talk to the person and get to know a little about their background and consider if they had any surgeries.

https://stm.sciencemag.org/content/7/287/287ra71.full

Many ways sepsis and post sepsis kill.

Thrombosis occurs , if it is not addressed then organ failure will start to occur and a person may develop polycythemia.

https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/polycythemia-vera

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6805785/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22061311/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34140832/

https://www.hindawi.com/journals/omcl/2015/384535/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1494875/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29404350/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7058348/

Physical trauma induced thrombosis.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1356439/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34041364/

Systemic inflammation induced by sespis can also cause organ failure and death.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/immunology-and-microbiology/systemic-inflammation

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK547669/

https://www.hindawi.com/journals/cjgh/2018/1027152/

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fncel.2015.00028/full

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0116206

Reactive oxygen species.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20511556/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33348637/

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fphys.2020.571810/full

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19689380/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32590792/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20509844/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32378026/

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1413867016305645

https://ccforum.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13054-020-03327-1

Microbiota and sepsis, dysbiosis increases mortality.

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmicb.2019.01676/full

https://www.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1038/cti.2016.32

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10620-021-07000-7

If post sepsis is not address the person can very easily become septic again.

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/ebiom/article/PIIS2352-3964(20)30420-5/fulltext

Most medical professionals do not know how to identify or even deal with sepsis.

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2190975

https://www.news-medical.net/health/Recovering-from-Sepsis.aspx

Hormone test, thyroid test, and test for CIRS can help to determine if a person has post sepsis.

How has so many become so ill and what can they do about it?

Written by Lee Stevenson. Sorry I am a lousy editor.

Diabetes, lupus, psoriasis , heart disease and many other illnesses can be linked to CIRS. CIRS stands for chronic inflammatory response syndrome. It can be corrected but takes time. Modern medicine is usually the cause and they only know how to treat the symptoms. Functional medicine addresses the cause of the illness. We have to consider the fact that medical error is the number one cause of death in the world. Then add to that that only 1% of adverse reactions to vaccines get reported and almost no adverse reactions to medications get reported meaning modern medicine is most likely the number one cause of death in the world. Not counting the deaths of those who died very slow deaths from the autoimmune diseases , diabetes or cardiovascular diseases they have caused. Once the stage is set for someone to develop chronic inflammatory response syndrome it is a very very difficult thing to break. It takes a very knowledgeable functional medicine practitioner to help someone to heal. Modern medicine only treats the symptoms because treating the cause is not profitable. If a customers is healthy they are a lost customer. If these things are not addressed things can easily get set in motion that can result in a persons health rapidly declining resulting in them becoming bedridden or dying.

GMO foods without the glyphosate have been shown to harm the gut. Once the gut is damaged it sets off an inflammatory response throught the body. When they access the harm BT Toxin causes most studies will use the BT protein from the bacteria in their studies but many studies have shown the proteins in the GMO products is different making those studies invalid. The body reacts to these BT Toxins in GMOs the same way it would if a person had food poisoning this sets another domino up to put things in motion for a person to develop CIRS. Many toxins in our foods are inflammatory especially processed sugar. Once this inflammatory process gets set in motion all that needs to occur is for someone to get an infectious disease especially tick born illness , or to be in constant contact with mold and it will set the dominos in motion and it is very difficult to set them back up. What I am trying to say many things start going wrong in the body setting off other problems.

Toxins in our food like glyphosate, antibiotics and other medications cause gut dysbiosis which lead to inflammation. Keep in mind inflammation can lead to dibetes, fatty liver disease, asthma, allergies, food sensitivities are all symptoms of inflammation and immune dysfunction. It means the scales are tipped in favor of the figurative dominos to fall causing a person to become very very ill. This also makes a person more prone to chronic illness and even death from infectious diseases, toxins and even stress which in it self can set things in motion for a person to develop CIRS.

The longer a person goes the more difficult the problems become to correct and the longer the recovery time is. This is why when some of the first signs like prediabetes, vaccine injury , allergies, food sensitivities should be addressed by a functional medicine practitioner before they reach a point that other dominos start falling. When it reaches the point of a person having CIRS the recovery becomes a long expensive and complicated road to navigate.

Their is a reason tick born illness and mold illness are rampant now. I know people who live in severe mold and have no signs of ill health. This makes you wonder why can they tolerate mold while others cannot. I have seen people who have been bitten buy disease carrying insect and they suffered no ill health effects and they never seemed to get ill. We have to ask ourselves why do these people seem immune while others get very sick? Why is chronic illness rampant now. People are doing what the pharmaceutical industry , medical industry and our government entities are saying we need to do in order to be healthy and people are becoming sicker. Studies have shown up to 80% of the population in the United States is on some form of medication. Why is this happening. Why are children so sick now days. Visits to the doctors office are much more common now. When I was younger people rarely had to see a doctor. What has changed? Our environment, our food and modern medicine is destroying everyone’s health. Functional medicine restores health it does not treat the symptoms. Modern medicine has created enough customers that functional medical practitioners do not have to worry about running out of customers so they treat the cause instead of the symptoms. You either pay for allopathic medicine to makes you sicker while staying on a medical hamster wheel or you could find a functional medical practitioner who will help you get off the medical hamster wheel. If you look at things more deeply you will see those who died from Sars-Covid had comordities which involved the very things caused by the toxic foods and pharmaceutical industry. Even though Sars-Covid turned out to be less deadly then getting the flu , many people still died. Many people are dying from infectious agents that used to pose no threat to humans now. Why are people becoming so susceptible to infection now. If modern medicine is so effective shouldn’t people be getting healthier instead of sicker?

I did a blog post that has information on how to get off the medical hamster wheel that modern medicine gets people on to fatten their pockets. I also give more information about CIRS and I have information on how to find a functional medicine practitioner.

Vaccine induced CIRS is called Post inflammatory syndrome or ASIA syndrome. It is also referred to as transverse myelitis.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24514081/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33981305/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20708902/

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2213219817305172?via=ihub

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29503439/

Drugs that set things in motion for autoimmunity leading to CIRS.

https://www.pharmacytimes.com/view/drug-induced-autoimmune-diseases

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0915/p743.html

Farm chemicals.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33493637/

GMO

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21733303/

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02648725.2017.1357295

http://ddata.over-blog.com/xxxyyy/3/19/57/29/Bacillus-thuringiensis–danger.pdf

Dysbiosis

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fimmu.2020.01741/full

https://ndnr.com/autoimmuneallergy-medicine/autoimmune-disease-the-role-of-gut-bacteria/

https://ndnr.com/autoimmuneallergy-medicine/autoimmune-disease-the-role-of-gut-bacteria/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33198506/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30470496/

https://ccforum.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13054-020-03320-8

How to get off the medical hamster wheel.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

By the way many things in this list the FDA is trying to ban.

https://www.fda.gov/media/94155/download?fbclid=IwAR3_wDeLHgutMYFgWTS3EGVTwMyeL6uWzHIqiMCfQKUwvxdu_15aWCEDjqc

Modern medicine only treats the symptoms and not the cause of illness. There is no profit in treating the cause. This keeps people on a medical hamster wheel believing they cannot heal. Often times modern medicine is the very cause of a person’s illness. When you hear things like the illness is genetic, or they do not know the cause of your illness , it is most likely they caused the illness. I am going to explain the options available including some supplements that may help a person heal.

The united states has some of the highest rates of chronic illness, cancer , diabetes and autoimmunity in the world. Studies have shown up to 80% of the population in the U.S. is taking some form of medication. Those medications require other medications to deal with the side effects of the first medication. Medications do not treat the cause of illness they only treat the symptoms. The U.S. has the highest vaccine rates in the world , vaccines have proven to be very harmful to the body. Diseases such as cancer used to be rare now infants are being born with cancer. It is clear modern medicine gets people on medical hamster wheels.

Medical error is the third leading cause of death. Now combine that with the fact that almost no adverse reactions to medication get reported and only 1% of vaccine adverse reactions get reported. So the number of deaths caused by modern medicine is most likely much higher. Vaccines have caused thousands of documented deaths and that is only the ones that have been documented. It has become clear modern medicine is not making society healthy. Fortunately there is a form of medicine that can help a person to heal and not just treat the symptoms.

Functional medicine treats the cause so instead of being on medications all your life you address what is causing the illness and correct it. I did a blog post about it with information on how to find a functional medicine practitioner. Functional medicine practitioners are more aware of the flawed genetics science and has not been blinded by much of the flawed science produced by the medical industry and pharmaceutical industry. I have provided links at the bottom of the page to resources to help one learn more about functional medicine and to also guide their decisions on how they may be able to approach their healing.

This is not medical advice this is for educational purposes. Do not use this information yourself , find an experienced and reputable functional medicine practitioner. I am going to explain some things to demonstrate the many things that we have that can help a person to heal with the proper guidance.

Recently science has learned that it is not our genes that determine if we get ill or not but it is our exposome (internal and external environment) . The toxins we come in contact with externally effect our health, toxins in our foods especially GMO foods and foods with high farm chemical levels. Stress , vaccines, and trauma can effect our health. Because of over farming and chemicals like glyphosate being spray our food has become deficient in nutrient. The farm chemicals being sprayed are killing the microbes in the soil that help plants absorb nutrients, this makes our food even more deficient in nutrients. Many illnesses including infectious disease can be linked to nutrient deficiencies. For example those who where deficient in things such as vitamin D, zinc and selenium were much more likely to become ill from Covid. Most infections can belinked to a nutrient deficiency. Even many types of infection can be linked to chronic illness.

Science has come to discover that our microbiota throughout our body modulate our genes and metabolic pathways more then our own bodies do. This is why with a knowledgeable person who knows how to use nutrients, plants, microbes and other natural resources can help guide someone to heal from many supposed non curable illnesses such as autoimmunity or diabetes.

There are test that can narrow down the cause by showing the symptoms or even lead directly to the cause. I will now list some test that can be used to help narrow down and identify the cause of illness. If your medical practitioner does not know what these test are then I would recommend you find one that does.

OATS test – organic acids test. Organic acids are excreted in the urine and are products of metabolism. OATS test can help to determine toxins in the body, indicate nutrient deficiencies, and can even identify certain types of infection.

GI Map test – Test microbial balance in the body or microbial deficiencies. Microbial imbalance can cause excess inflammation, gout, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and could make someone prone to infection and autoimmune disease. GI Map test can also show hormone imblances and pinpoint digestive issues.

Testing for oxidative stress – Excess oxidative stress can cause the same health issues as inflammation and is very damaging to the body. It can lead to organ and brain damage. Testing for oxidative stress test levels of antioxidant enzymes and for reactive oxygen species or free radicals. The biomarkers that are checked is protective enzymes such as glutathione, total antioxidant capacity, cysteine/ cysteine sulfate ratio, glutathione peroxidase, super oxide dismutase. It looks at triglyceride levels.

Dutch test – hormones effect our sleep, metabolism, heart, cognitive abilities, blood sugar levels, mood, for women it can effect their estrous cycle. Dutch test test cortisol, cortisone, estradiol, estrone, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, melatonin levels. It also test O-OhdG levels which is a marker of oxidative stress.

Comprehensive Blood anyalysis – this checks nutrient levels, c reactive protein levels which is an inflammatory cytokine, homocysteine , full thyroid panel, antibodies test, blood glucose and insulin levels, read blood cells and iron status, urinary tract health, liver and kidney health, parathyroid status.

Testing for CIRS – anyone who is chronically ill, has autoimmunity , diabetes or heart disease most likely has CIRS. CIRS is chronic inflammatory response syndrome. The government calls it Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS). Because functional medicine diagnoses the whole body they are much better at identifying the cause. Allopathic medicine only identifies the symptoms and can only treat the symptoms of the illness. By identifying the cause and addressing it you can recover instead of being ill all your life.

Some things you may experience that could indicate you have CIRS. Brain fog or confusion, feeling dissociated, difficulty learning and remembering things and many other mental issues. Skin sensitivity , skin burning or tingling. Red eyes , frequent sweats, ice pick like pain, numbness in various areas of the body, coughing, congested nose, frequent tearing, metallic taste in mouth, joint pain or stiffness, muscle pain or stiffness, appetite swings, difficulty regulating body temperature, and vertigo. There are many more symptoms but these are some of the most common.

Next a person would need to be questioned to identify any possible infections or exposures to mold. Then a visual contrast sensitivity test is done. These can usually be done online for about $10 and the results would need to be shared with your practitioner. Then test need to be run.

Human leukocyte Antigen genetic test which I do not agree with because this blames the genes for not being able to detox mold toxins and science has shown most genetics science is severely flawed.

MARCoNS which is a multidrug resistant strain of staphylococcus that is usually acquired in hospitals.

Vasoactive intestinal peptide – it is involved in the regulation of the cardiovascular system, digestion, glygenolysis, pituitary function, and vaginal lubrication.

Melanocyte stimulating hormone – prduced in the pituitary and hypothalamus. It is also produced in the skin when exposed to ultraviolet rays. It reduces inflammation. It also regulates aldosterone.

Transforming Growth Factor Beta 1 (TGF-B1) – Involved in tissue regeneration, immune regulation, involved in the suppression of cancer.

C4a -complement 4a test for autoimmunity and other health problems. High levels usual indicates mold infection or exposure. Some infections will also increase C4a.

Antigliadin (AGA/IgG) – this is used to test for gastrointestinal issues especially celiac.

Adrenocortitropic hormone (ACTH) cortisol – the pituitary regulates the production of cortisol. It measures adrenal and pituitary health. They are involved in the production of steroid hormones.

Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) this plays a role in wound healing, regulating blood pressure, ovulation, menstrual cycle, and pregnancy. Over expression has been link to arthritis, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and many types of cancer.

Antidiuretic hormone (ADH/osmolity) – regulates water levels in the body. A deficiency causes excess thirst and can cause excess urination. Excess causes headache, nausea, and vomiting.

Matrix metallopeptide 9 (MM9) – also known as gelatinase elevated levels have been linked to arthritis, autoimmunity, cardiovascular disease and ischemia.

Since the science is discovering that our microbiome modulate our genes and metabolic pathways more then our bodies do they are developing new test to get better understanding of a persons health status and what microbes they may need to increase or reduce to achieve and maintain health. These test are not available yet but seem to be proving to be very effective.

One test is Microbe (MESA)- set enrichment analysis test. It measures or test host microbiome interactions.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33293650/

Microbelink is used to measure host microbe interaction and it’s role in disease.

https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4409/9/5/1278?fbclid=IwAR0K5nqsjo_pCfcxL75gTeOw38B0XxHLC77-GHxtoo1wZpifaFwGXETwsTI

These are just a few things that a functional medicine practitioner may use to help someone heal.

Now I will discuss some of the microbes available and how they effect our bodies:

Lactobacillus DR7 Reduces inflammation, improves cognition and memory. It upregulates tryptophan-serotonin pathways and reduces tryptophan -kyneurine pathway. This increase the hormones in the brain that helps us to deal with stress and helps promote happiness.

Many microbes help to prevent infection , for example Lactobacillus Rhamnosus GG and Bifidobacterium Lactis help prevent Picornavirus infection and the flu.

Most Bifidobacteria reduces risk of nasal infection. Bofidiobacteria help prevent virus infection and some Lactobacillus do especially Lactobacillus acidophilus. Many who got very ill with Covid were found to be deficient in Bifidobacteria.

Lactobacillus Rhamnosus has been found to help prevent the flu.

Lactobacillus Slivarius, Lactobacillus Brevis, and Lactobacillus planatarum help prevent Herpes simplex 2 infections.

Those who had these microbes were found to be more resistant to viral infection including HIV and women who contained these were found to be resistant to vaginal infection.

Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus fermentum, Lactobacillus Planatarum, Lactobacillus brevis, Lactobacillus jensii, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus catenaforme, Lactobacillus delbruckiii and Lactobacillus Salivarius.

Some species of microbes reduces the risk of cancer such as some species of Bifidobacteria, butyrate producing bacteria such as Clostridium Spp. Lactobacillus crispatus helps prevent cervical cancer.

Some microbes prevent dermatitus such as Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus casei, and Lactobacillus Fermentum.

Some can help reduce inflammatory bowel pain such as Bifidobacterium breve, and Bifidobacterium longhum.

Abdominal distention is when air or fluid accumulate in the abdomen causing it’s expansion (bloating), it can also cause flatulence. These microbes can help reduce the symptoms. Bifidobacterium breve, Bifidobacterium infantis, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus planatarum.

Short chain fatty acid producing microbes have been found to help reduce this. Lactobacillus acidophilus have been found to reduce high LDL levels.

The list of microbes goes on and on. Some have been found to prevent obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and others have been found to prevent autoimmunity. So far there are around 1500 microbes known to be a part of the microbiota in humans.

Now I will discuss nutrients.

Magnesium helps prevent high blood pressure, prevents depression, improves sleep quality. It is needed for most metabolic processes in the body. Because of the above mentioned things many are deficient in magnesium. Magnesium is needed for proper immune function. It is needed for proper mental health, and metabolic health. If deficient a person can develop restless leg syndrome, sleeplessness, NMDA receptor over activation so has been found to be low in many who have autism. If deficient in magnesium it can damage the cardiovascular system. Magnesium prevents oxalate build up in the body. Magnesium prevents excess blood clotting. Magnesium deficiency can cause glaucoma. Magnesium increases our tolerance for stress. Low magnesium and high aluminum levels can cause Parkinson’s .

Zinc improves function of the immune system, it is needed for many metabolic functions, and it prevents depression.

Polyunsaturated fatty acids such as cod liver oil, coconut oil, flax seed oil, and olive oil help prevent obesity, diabetes, inflammatory diseases and improves immune function.

Vitamin B12 which many are deficient in now days protects the nerves and brain, it prevents homocysteinuria and prevents mental issues.

SAMe has been found to dramatically reduce the symptoms of arthritis.

Nitric oxide is needed for proper immune function, reduces oxidative stress, needed to prevent inflammation in the gut, prevents cavities, helps to prevent cardiovascular disease. Our bacteria in our mouths convert the nitrites and nitrates in our food to nitric oxide. NO also prevents osteoporosis and increases exercise endurance. Many are deficient in nitric oxide because of the over consumption of process foods. Leafy greens and beet root are high in nitrates. Nitric oxide is also needed to maintain proper glucose and insulin levels.

Niacin is needed to fuel oxidation , especially of fatty acids. It is need to produce ATP which is the energy needed by almost all cells in the body. It is also needed for gluconiogenesis, ketogenesis, needed for proper function of the pentose phosphate pathway, it is needed for producing heme, steroid hormones, and detoxing free radicals. Low niacin levels results in DNA damage. Niacin stimulates the longevity genes, prevents heart disease and can reverse some signs of aging. It protects brain cells and helps to prevent glaucoma.

Vitamin B6 has been found to be deficient in many now days. It is needed by almost every process in the body. It prevent amyloid B formation which cause Alzheimers and organ damage. It prevents excess inflammation. It is neuro protective so protects the nerves and brain.

Vitamin D is another nutrient many are deficient in now days. It reduce the risk of cancer, decreases mortality , It is needed in many metabolic processes especially those involved in digestion. It helps prevent viral and bacteria infection. If vitamin D is low a person will experience poor bone health and will develop cavities.

The list of nutrients goes on and on and how the effect the body. Some nutrient deficiencies can cause autoimmune diseases such as lupus , or eczema. Carbohydrate deficiency can cause autoimmunity.

Now let discus supplements that have been shown to help when someone is ill.

Boswellia (frankinsense) reduces inflammation and helps restore proper immune function.

Tumeric reduces inflammation, reduces risk of autoimmunity, heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

Panax gensing has been shown to reduce the symptoms of type 2 diabetes.

N-acetylcysteine (NAC) inflammation and oxidative stress are the main conditions that occur in the body that causes chronic illness. NAC reduces inflammation and oxidative stress. It has been shown to help fight many types of cancer. It prevents excess cell death and neurological damage. I help to prevent mitochondrial dysfunction. Help reduce symptoms of withdrawal from drug addcition. Protects the brain and helps prevent mental disorders. Helps with COPD. It has been shown to help with NAFLD. It reduces insulin resistance and symptoms of PCOS. It reduces colon polyps and increases the beneficial effects of Nitric Oxide.

Ashwangha improves cellular energy levels, it improves resistance to mental and physical stress, very potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. It increases bone marrow production. It increases hemoglobin, and increases thyroid hormones.

Lemon Balm reduces pain, has potent antispasmodic effects. Effective at fighting many types of viruses including herpes simplex 2 and Covid. Reduce the severity and bleeding during the estrous cycle. Reduces anxiety and improves sleep quality. Potent anti-inflammatory. It improves blood glucose levels and HbA1c levels. It inhibits HIV.

Aloe Vera helps to reduce inflammation in the gut and reduces ulcerative colitis, It helps to reduce mast cell degranulation preventing high histamines and MCAS, it prevents excess histamine release, helps maintain normal glucose levels, high in minerals and antioxidants. It improves fat and carbohydrate metabolism. It helps reduce the symptoms of IC and has been shown to help prevent cancer. It has antibacterial properties against Staphylococcus Aureus, E Coli, Pseudomonas derugilosa, Salmonella typhi, streptococcus pyrogenes and most other types of Salmonellla.

Melatonin one of the most potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidants. Has been shown to reduce symptoms of some forms of autism. It improves sleep quality and reduces the symptoms of Alzheimers, improves mental health and glycemic control.

Stinging Nettles reduces arthritis pain, it is an aromatase inhibitor which reduces androgen levels. This would reduce the incidence of certain types of cancer especially prostate cancer. It reduces prostate swelling. It improves urinary health. It reduces gut inflammation. Helps to normalize glucose and insulin levels.

Querciten hel;ps fight viral infection. It inhibits tyrosine kinase which prevents many types of cancer. Low dose it is an antioxidant and in high dose it is an oxidant. It helps to prevent estrogen dominance. It stimulates insulin secretion and protects pancreatic B cells. It acctivates NRF2 the master regulator of the antioxidant system. It inhibits the release of histamine. Querciten helps to revers cognitive decline and has been shown to improve symptoms of Alzheimers. It extends lifespan. Querciten increases exercise endurance and speeds up recovery time. It reduces fat build up in the liver. Querciten prevents obesity. It prevents cataract formation. It inhibits glycosylation of hemoglobin proteins. It decreases plasma glucose levels and increases pancreatic islet cells. It improves liver and pancreatic function.

L-citruline reduces symptoms of asthma, and helps prevent cardiovascular disease. It improves muscle endurance and performance.

Japanese honeysuckle found to be one of the most effective things against covid. It reduces fever and protect the body from the effects of endotoxins. It fights many types of infections including mycoplasma. It stimulates cardiovascular healing and improves cardiovascular health. It has been found to protect the liver from injury. It reduces inflammation in the gut and stimulates healing in the gut. Honeysuckle normalizes glucose and insulin levels.

Oxeye daisy speeds up wound healing including the healing of broken bones. Potent anti-inflammatory effects. Has very potent antimicrobial properties. It reduces anxiety, and pain. It prevents many types of cancer. It has potent antioxidant properties. It reduces the symptoms of Alzheimers. \

Grape seed extract prevents insulin resistance. Increases B-oxidation which prevents weight gain and increases cellular energy. Increases expression of FXR which can increase longevity. It helps restore balance to the microbiome. It protects the genes that regulate our internal clock(circadian rhythm). It improves gut and cardiovascular health. It improves endurance and strength. Grape seed extract improves bone health. It helps prevent fibrosis in the body which can damage organs. It prevents oxidative stress. It neuro protective so protects the brain. It reduces the symptoms of menopause.

Not sure of the accuracy of these sites but they have a remedy finder which will list herbs that help with certain symptoms.

https://naturalmedicines.therapeuticresearch.com

Many illnesses are set off by nutrient deficiencies. Most in the industrialized world are deficient in nutrients because of over farming and the farm chemicals used chelate nutrients from the soil and they also kill the microbes that help the plants absorb nutrients. This is driving obesity because in order to get the nutrients needed many have to consume larger proportions of food. The government had to start requiring they fortify food with nutrients because of this. But some of the nutrients are man made and toxic to the body. One of them is folic acid which is toxic to the body and has been linked to dementia and cancer. They add folic acid to everything and it has been found to be in high levels in children who have autism. Folate is natural and does not build up in the body and cause damage.

If you have read article this you have taken the first steps to getting off the medical hamster wheel and learning how to truly heal and break free of the medical hamster wheel of modern medicine and take your health and the health of your family into your own hands. It is never good to entrust something valuable such as your health to the very ones who would profit from a person being ill.

Nutrients

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29206972/

Most other illness can be linked to the gut. Or from allopathic medicine.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7767453/

If the gut is inflammed it kills off the good microbes and prevent them from flourishing.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17760501/

Probiotics and supplements supported by clinical trials.

Probiotics

https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Probiotics-HealthProfessional/

L Rhamnosus DR7

https://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(19)30316-9/fulltext

https://www.wageningenacademic.com/doi/10.3920/BM2018.0135

Safety of probiotics has been proven.

https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Probiotics-HealthProfessional/

Good information on the use of probiotics.

VSL #3

Helps reduce and prevent ulcerative colitis.

Each link will be to a clinical trail for a variety of probiotics.

https://www.wjgnet.com/2308-3840/abstract/v1/i3/102.htm

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25653151/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22912552/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6306248/

Pros and cons of probiotics. Something not mentioned in this article is that metabolic, gene issues and other issues have to be addressed. If not certain probiotics can be useless or even harmful.

https://www.berkeleywellness.com/supplements/other-supplements/article/probiotics-pros-and-cons

https://bmcgastroenterol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-230X-9-85

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20401350/

https://nutritionandmetabolism.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12986-020-00515-2

https://www.wageningenacademic.com/doi/abs/10.3920/BM2016.0196

https://peerj.com/articles/2276/

https://drc.bmj.com/content/8/1/e001319.full

https://www.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/jcpe.12995

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/dmrr.3213

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6024794/

https://www.hindawi.com/journals/omcl/2019/3086270/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30101706/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18461650/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32019158/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30263811/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25120896/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26922379/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24355439/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22972295/

https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/10/10/1537/htm

Supplements

https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/full/10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.116.07664

https://bmcmusculoskeletdisord.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-2474-5-6

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29478187/

This is why the FDA want to ban NAC. It really puts a hurting on their corporate sponsors the pharmaceutical industry.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0149763415001190

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29908912/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33098382/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33824674/

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0801/p265.html

Ashwangha

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32316411/

Lemon Balm

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31598505/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29844788/

https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Clinical-trial-Effects-of-Melissa-officinalis-on-in-Soltanpoura-Alijanihab/a179665c922b9d22c8ed5140655c1c93c28deecf

Glucosamine/chondroitin

https://ard.bmj.com/content/76/9/1537

https://josr-online.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13018-018-0871-5

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33320868/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3847792/

https://www.deepdyve.com/lp/springer-journals/dietary-nitrate-lowers-blood-pressure-epidemiological-pre-clinical-sufAiQtwBI

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1550413118303899

Omega 3s

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6603712/

Aloe Vera

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2036.2004.01902.x

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32789152/

Melatonin

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32376818/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32992875/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32256092/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32245308/

Curcumin

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5664031/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8125634/

https://academic.oup.com/advances/article/9/2/105/4969259

Tea tree oil

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352013214000027

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.5694/j.1326-5377.1990.tb126150.x

Stinging nettles

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10911825/

https://content.iospress.com/articles/mediterranean-journal-of-nutrition-and-metabolism/mnm190367

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/014107680009300607

Nicatinamide

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-46120-z#Sec10

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/nicotinamide-riboside#what-it-is

Querciten

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7392107/

Japanese honeysuckle

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7088551/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8112112/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8100650/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7127058/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4492671/

Daisy

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0031942215001727

https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/61ae/b16e9f33a92627e54409f91955e8f2187409.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1PFbSE9woG7uv7p4DdwZ-pS-1Y0rGgsIlY47Oilu2wUQ0UBmD2kgtRgGk

Very effective against m many diseases. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2210803316300963

https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/23/10/2605/htm

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24617777/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27178360/

Skullcap

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31070530/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33491508/

https://clincancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/11/10/3905

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31557595/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31370111/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30744038/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32246365/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29542003/

Grape seed extract

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32114568/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31757033/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31880030/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31277691/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28300665/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28300665/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32641209/

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaoncology/article-abstract/2685647

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30796716/

Pyridoxal 5-phosphate. A bioavailable form of B6

https://www.academia.edu/48518540/Vitamin_B6s_inhibit_oxidative_stress_caused_by_Alzheimer_s_disease_related_CuII_%CE%B2_amyloid_complexes_cooperative_action_of_phospho_moiety

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4899128/

Magnesium

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5637834/

The list goes on and on.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2738337/

Some test that can help you to figure out the cause so you can get off the medical hamster wheel and heal and stop treating the symptoms.

Oats test

https://www.greatplainslaboratory.com/organic-acids-test/

GI Map

https://www.diagnosticsolutionslab.com/tests/gi-map

Oxidative stress

https://www.gdx.net/product/oxidative-stress-analysis-2-test-blood

Dutch test

Comprehensive blood analysis

https://tnawc.com/comprehensive-blood-analysis/

https://www.healthlabs.com/comprehensive-health-testing

Testing for CIRS or SIRS (chronic inflammatory response syndrome)

https://www.truehealthlabs.com/CIRS-Blood-Test-p/lc_cirs_ei.htm

CIRS explained

https://toxicmould.org/chronic-inflammatory-response-syndrome-cirs-explained/

Ordering your own test. Some will leave you order test without a doctor. You can order many test online and some companies use local clinics and labs to collect and test the samples. Some test do not require you go to a clinic or lab but can send the tools for sample collection to your home and they can be mailed in. There may better better and cheaper options the links I provide are to demonstrate you can order test and even have them interpreted without having a doctor do it for you.

TGF-b1 test

https://healthmatters.io/understand-blood-test-results/tgf-b1

Sites you can order test on.

https://www.truehealthlabs.com

https://www.walkinlab.com

https://www.thryveinside.com

The time of restoration is near be happy.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

I know times may seem scary and difficult but we have no need to fear and we have a lot of reason to be happy. I will discuss why in this article. What is the restoration, how and why will it occur? What will this time of restoration bring about?

The times of restoration are very near. Very soon God will have Jesus put and end to mans rebellion. We know it started in the garden of Eden. Satan convinced Adam and Eve that man did not need God to rule over and guide us. Satan also accuses us and say man only loves God because he blesses and protects them. We have repeatedly seen these lies proven wrong thoroughly which mean the time of restoration is very near. The original purpose for the earth is very very near. Satan , and the demons who also opposed God will be gone soon. They will no longer be able to corrupt man. Jesus provided the perfect ransom which man could not provide by dying spotless without sin, in doing so he defeated Satan putting to rest all the lies. Jesus thoroughly proved them all to be wrong. Those who chose Satans side in things will also be destroyed. By not accepting Jesus as our redeemer and king, or accepting that his heavenly father is the one true God they take Satan’s side in matters. Those who take God’s side in matters and Satan’s side in matters will be figuratively marked so we must be very cautious who we associate with very soon because those who receive Satan’s mark the mark of the beast are going to turn on those who receive God’s mark. We must use the bible now more then even in guiding our associates and friends. The time of restoration is near we only have a little longer and all sickness, illness, morning, death, oppression, wars, violence, disease, hunger, crying and many other bad things will be gone.

False religion which Satan, the demons and those who promote it has been used to deceive man into rebelling against God very soon it also will be done away with because it is a tool used by Satan to deceive , mislead or corrupt many. This also will be done away with and man will not longer be corrupted or deceived into rebelling against God. So this restoration is also a spiritual restoration.

We may have to flee, or to go into hiding but we can be certain as in times post God is behind us protecting us. We are going to experience some tribulations and trials during these times and many of us already are. These build and strengthen our faith and assurance that Adam and Eve were wrong and that we cannot do it without God. Even when man has good intentions we lack the foresight and wisdom God has. Even very good people have made decisions , they thought would help others. It may have helped one group of people but often times hurts another. Man can be easily deceived and corrupted. God and Jesus cannot be deceived or corrupted.

You may say to yourself I know some pretty nice people who do not believe in God or Jesus. You have to consider this. They are taking the three villains side in matters by putting their faith in man which is the very things that has cause things to escalate on the earth to the point they have. We are in a time were there is no middle of the road you are either for God or against him. We cannot be indecisive, associating with such ones can effect us unknowingly and make us indecisive which could cost us our eternal lives when things suddenly wind down. We need to lead by example and show others whos side we have chosen , in doing so we make it clear to Jehovah God and our king Jesus Christ who’s side in matters we have chosen. We will either desire to have the names of Jehovah and his soon Jesus figuratively written on our foreheads or we will chose to have the name of the beast which is those who oppose God written on our foreheads. If we have the name of the beast written on our foreheads we forfeit the chances of eternal life. Stay strong the time of restoration is very near and it will be well worth it. The time for restoring true worship is occurring now and will continue into the new system. Knowing clearly what God requires will protect us and helps us to walk into the new system.

If we endure trials or tribulations we need to keep in mind the future promises. The promise of the new earth in which there will be no suffering, death or tears. If we are in peril or our lives may be threatened we need not fear God will remember us in the day of resurrection because death has been defeated and will be destroyed so has not hold on those who have died and will have no hold on faithful ones who have died and may die they to will be restored.

We know Jesus loves us as much as God does so we do not have to have fear, neither of death or things to come when we my have to flee or go into hiding because Jesus is our king. God has given him full authority over everything except God himself. So he has legions of angels at his command and a deep love for those who do their best to follow his example. When these things start to occur we need to keep in mind it is the time of restoration and in order to make the way for the new system these things must occur. Afterwards these things will never occur again. Those who remained obedient and faithful will leave in peace and happiness and never have want for anything. The bible assures us before we are finished praying God will have answered our prayer in the new system. We may have to leave some thing behind as God’s people did in the past but we have to keep looking forward. All this is temporary and much better times are coming and there will be less stress involved in owning a home or in our daily living. If we are in fear of what is coming either we have chosen the wrong side or we are not putting faith in the future promises. We must work to keep in mind the future promises and trust God and Jesus wholeheartedly, we have no need for fear because even death could not separate us from God and his only begotten son Jesus. The work Jesus does in restoring God’s right to rule over man and putting an end to the original lie in the garden will endure forever and things like we are experiencing in these last day will never occur again. We should not be viewing this as the last days but we should be viewing it as a time for restoration to occur. When things wind down and get very trying we should not be afraid but need to look to the future promises and keep in mind the destruction of the wicked and destruction of world governments will be a restoration not something dreary or scary. So if we have to go into hiding or have to flee we have to keep in mind we will be going into hiding or fleeing because Jesus is ending mans rule and restoring God’s right to rule over man and all the mourning, and pain are about to end.

(Acts 3:19-26) 19 “Repent, therefore, and turn around so as to get your sins blotted out, so that seasons of refreshing may come from Jehovah himself 20 and he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus. 21 Heaven must hold this one within itself until the times of restoration of all things of which God spoke through the mouth of his holy prophets of old. 22 In fact, Moses said: ‘Jehovah your God will raise up for you from among your brothers a prophet like me. You must listen to whatever he tells you. 23 Indeed, anyone who does not listen to that Prophet will be completely destroyed from among the people.’ 24 And all the prophets from Samuel and those who followed him, as many as have spoken, have also plainly declared these days. 25 You are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant that God made with your forefathers, saying to Abraham: ‘And by means of your offspring all the families of the earth will be blessed.’ 26 God, after raising up his Servant, sent him to you first to bless you by turning each one of you away from your wicked deeds.”

(Hebrews 2:14) Therefore, since the “young children” are sharers of blood and flesh, he also similarly shared in the same things, so that through his death he might bring to nothing the one having the means to cause death, that is, the Devil,

(Jude 14-18) 14 Yes, the seventh one in line from Adam, Eʹnoch, also prophesied about them when he said: “Look! Jehovah came with his holy myriads 15 to execute judgment against all, and to convict all the ungodly concerning all their ungodly deeds that they did in an ungodly way, and concerning all the shocking things that ungodly sinners spoke against him.” 16 These men are murmurers, complainers about their lot in life, following their own desires, and their mouths make grandiose boasts, while they are flattering others for their own benefit. 17 As for you, beloved ones, call to mind the sayings that have been previously spoken by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ, 18 how they used to say to you: “In the last time there will be ridiculers, following their own desires for ungodly things.”

(Isaiah 2:2-4) 2 In the final part of the days, The mountain of the house of Jehovah Will become firmly established above the top of the mountains, And it will be raised up above the hills, And to it all the nations will stream.  3 And many peoples will go and say: “Come, let us go up to the mountain of Jehovah, To the house of the God of Jacob. He will instruct us about his ways, And we will walk in his paths.” For law will go out of Zion, And the word of Jehovah out of Jerusalem.  4 He will render judgment among the nations And set matters straight respecting many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares And their spears into pruning shears. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, Nor will they learn war anymore.

(Isaiah 61:4-9) 4 They will rebuild the ancient ruins; They will raise up the desolated places of the past, And they will restore the devastated cities, The places that lay desolate for generation after generation.  5 “Strangers will stand and shepherd your flocks, And foreigners will be your farmers and your vinedressers.  6 As for you, you will be called the priests of Jehovah; They will call you the ministers of our God. You will eat the resources of the nations, And about their glory you will boast.  7 Instead of shame you will have a double portion, And instead of humiliation they will shout joyfully over their share. Yes, they will possess a double portion in their land. Everlasting rejoicing will be theirs.  8 For I, Jehovah, love justice; I hate robbery and unrighteousness. I will faithfully give them their wages, And I will make an everlasting covenant with them.  9 Their offspring will be known among the nations And their descendants among the peoples. All who see them will recognize them, That they are the offspring whom Jehovah has blessed.”

Amos 9:10-15 10 They will die by the sword, all the sinners of my people,

Those who are saying, “The calamity will not come near us or reach us.”’

11 ‘In that day I will raise up the booth of David that is fallen,

I will repair the breaches,

And I will restore its ruins;

I will rebuild it as in the days of long ago,

12 So that they may take possession of what is remaining of Eʹdom,

And all the nations on whom my name has been called,’ declares Jehovah, who is doing this.

13 ‘Look! The days are coming,’ declares Jehovah,

‘When the plowman will overtake the harvester,

And the treader of grapes, the one carrying seed;

And the mountains will drip with sweet wine,

And all the hills will flow with it.

14 I will gather back the captives of my people Israel,

And they will rebuild the desolated cities and inhabit them;

They will plant vineyards and drink their wine,

And make gardens and eat their fruit.’

15 ‘I will plant them on their land,

And they will never again be uprooted

From their land that I have given them,’ says Jehovah your God.”

(Isaiah 60:18) No more will violence be heard in your land Or destruction and ruin within your boundaries. And you will call your walls Salvation and your gates Praise.

(Matthew 26:52) Then Jesus said to him: “Return your sword to its place, for all those who take up the sword will perish by the sword.

(Isaiah 9:14-10:11) 14 Jehovah will cut off from Israel Head and tail, shoot and rush, in one day. 15 The elder and highly respected one is the head, And the prophet giving false instruction is the tail. 16 Those leading this people are causing them to wander, And those who are being led are confused. 17 That is why Jehovah will not rejoice over their young men, And he will have no mercy on their fatherless children and their widows Because all of them are apostates and evildoers And every mouth is speaking senselessness. In view of all this, his anger has not turned back, But his hand is still stretched out to strike. 18 For wickedness burns like a fire, Consuming thornbushes and weeds. It will set fire to the thickets of the forest, And they will go up in clouds of smoke. 19 In the fury of Jehovah of armies The land has been set on fire, And the people will become fuel for the fire. No one will spare even his brother. 20 One will cut down on the right But still be hungry; And one will eat on the left But will not be satisfied. Each will devour the flesh of his own arm, 21 Ma·nasʹseh will devour Eʹphra·im, And Eʹphra·im Ma·nasʹseh. Together they will be against Judah. In view of all this, his anger has not turned back, But his hand is still stretched out to strike. 10 Woe to those who enact harmful regulations, Who constantly draft oppressive decrees,  2 To deny the legal claim of the poor, To deprive the lowly among my people of justice, Making widows their spoil And fatherless children their plunder!  3 What will you do on the day of reckoning, When destruction comes from afar? To whom will you flee for assistance, And where will you leave your wealth?  4 Nothing remains except to crouch among the prisoners Or to fall among the slain. In view of all this, his anger has not turned back, But his hand is still stretched out to strike.  5 “Aha! the As·syrʹi·an, The rod to express my anger And the staff in their hand for my denunciation!  6 I will send him against an apostate nation, Against the people who infuriated me; I will command him to take much spoil and much plunder And to trample them like mud in the streets.  7 But he will not be inclined this way And his heart will not scheme this way; For it is in his heart to annihilate, To cut off many nations, not a few.  8 For he says, ‘Are not my princes all kings?  9 Is not Calʹno just like Carʹche·mish? Is not Haʹmath like Arʹpad? Is not Sa·marʹi·a like Damascus? 10 My hand has seized the kingdoms of the worthless gods, Whose graven images were more than those of Jerusalem and Sa·marʹi·a! 11 Will I not also do to Jerusalem and her idols Just as I have done to Sa·marʹi·a and to her worthless gods?’

(Exodus 14:19) Then the angel of the true God who was going ahead of the camp of Israel departed and went to their rear, and the pillar of cloud that was in front of them moved to the rear and stood behind them.

(Isaiah 52:12) For you will not depart in panic, Nor will you have to flee, For Jehovah will go ahead of you, And the God of Israel will be your rear guard.

(Isaiah 58:8-10)  8 Then your light will shine through like the dawn, And your healing will spring up quickly. Your righteousness will go before you, And the glory of Jehovah will be your rear guard.  9 Then you will call, and Jehovah will answer; You will cry for help, and he will say, ‘Here I am!’ If you remove from among you the yoke bar And stop pointing your finger and speaking maliciously, 10 If you grant to the hungry what you yourself desire And satisfy those who are afflicted, Then your light will shine even in the darkness, And your gloom will be like midday.

(1 Peter 5:6-11) 6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you in due time, 7 while you throw all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you. 8 Keep your senses, be watchful! Your adversary, the Devil, walks about like a roaring lion, seeking to devour someone. 9 But take your stand against him, firm in the faith, knowing that the same kind of sufferings are being experienced by the entire association of your brothers in the world. 10 But after you have suffered a little while, the God of all undeserved kindness, who called you to his everlasting glory in union with Christ, will himself finish your training. He will make you firm, he will make you strong, he will firmly ground you. 11 To him be the might forever. Amen.

(Matthew 6:25-34) 25 “On this account I say to you: Stop being anxious about your lives as to what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your bodies as to what you will wear. Does not life mean more than food and the body than clothing? 26 Observe intently the birds of heaven; they do not sow seed or reap or gather into storehouses, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth more than they are? 27 Who of you by being anxious can add one cubit to his life span? 28 Also, why are you anxious about clothing? Take a lesson from the lilies of the field, how they grow; they do not toil, nor do they spin; 29 but I tell you that not even Solʹo·mon in all his glory was arrayed as one of these. 30 Now if this is how God clothes the vegetation of the field that is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much rather clothe you, you with little faith? 31 So never be anxious and say, ‘What are we to eat?’ or, ‘What are we to drink?’ or, ‘What are we to wear?’ 32 For all these are the things the nations are eagerly pursuing. Your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 “Keep on, then, seeking first the Kingdom and his righteousness, and all these other things will be added to you. 34 So never be anxious about the next day, for the next day will have its own anxieties. Each day has enough of its own troubles.

(Matthew 19:27-29) 27 Then Peter said in reply: “Look! We have left all things and followed you; what, then, will there be for us?” 28 Jesus said to them: “Truly I say to you, in the re-creation, when the Son of man sits down on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will sit on 12 thrones, judging the 12 tribes of Israel. 29 And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands for the sake of my name will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit everlasting life.

(Hebrews 10:32-34) 32 However, keep remembering the former days in which, after you were enlightened, you endured a great struggle along with sufferings. 33 At times you were publicly exposed both to reproaches and to tribulations, and at times you shared with those who were having such an experience. 34 For you expressed sympathy for those in prison and you accepted joyfully the plundering of your belongings, knowing that you yourselves have a better and an enduring possession.

(Romans 8:35-39) 35 Who will separate us from the love of the Christ? Will tribulation or distress or persecution or hunger or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 Just as it is written: “For your sake we are being put to death all day long; we have been accounted as sheep for slaughtering.” 37 On the contrary, in all these things we are coming off completely victorious through the one who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life nor angels nor governments nor things now here nor things to come nor powers 39 nor height nor depth nor any other creation will be able to separate us from God’s love that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

(1 Thessalonians 4:13, 14) 13 Moreover, brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who are sleeping in death, so that you may not sorrow as the rest do who have no hope. 14 For if we have faith that Jesus died and rose again, so too God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep in death through Jesus.

(John 5:28, 29) Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice 29 and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.

(Isaiah 26:19) 19 “Your dead will live. My corpses will rise up. Awake and shout joyfully, You residents in the dust! For your dew is as the dew of the morning, And the earth will let those powerless in death come to life.

20 Go, my people, enter your inner rooms,

And shut your doors behind you.

Hide yourself for a brief moment

Until the wrath has passed by.

21 For look! Jehovah is coming from his place

To call the inhabitants of the land to account for their error,

And the land will expose her bloodshed

And will no longer cover over her slain.”

27 In that day Jehovah, with his harsh and great and strong sword,

Will turn his attention to Le·viʹa·than, the gliding serpent,

To Le·viʹa·than, the twisting serpent,

And he will kill the monster that is in the sea.

 2 In that day sing to her:

“A vineyard of foaming wine!

 3 I, Jehovah, am safeguarding her.

Every moment I water her.

I safeguard her night and day,

So that no one may harm her.

(Acts 2:22-28) 22 “Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus the Naz·a·reneʹ was a man publicly shown to you by God through powerful works and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst, just as you yourselves know. 23 This man, who was handed over by the determined will and foreknowledge of God, you fastened to a stake by the hand of lawless men, and you did away with him. 24 But God resurrected him by releasing him from the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held fast by it. 25 For David says about him: ‘I keep Jehovah constantly in front of me, for he is at my right hand that I may never be shaken. 26 On this account my heart became cheerful and my tongue rejoiced greatly. And I will reside in hope; 27 because you will not leave me in the Grave, nor will you allow your loyal one to see corruption. 28 You have made life’s ways known to me; you will fill me with great joy in your presence.’

Matthew 28:18-20 18 Jesus approached and spoke to them, saying: “All authority has been given me in heaven and on the earth. 19 Go, therefore, and make disciples of people of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the holy spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all the things I have commanded you. And look! I am with you all the days until the conclusion of the system of things.”

(1 Corinthians 15:20-28) 20 But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep in death. 21 For since death came through a man, resurrection of the dead also comes through a man. 22 For just as in Adam all are dying, so also in the Christ all will be made alive. 23 But each one in his own proper order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who belong to the Christ during his presence. 24 Next, the end, when he hands over the Kingdom to his God and Father, when he has brought to nothing all government and all authority and power. 25 For he must rule as king until God has put all enemies under his feet. 26 And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing. 27 For God “subjected all things under his feet.” But when he says that ‘all things have been subjected,’ it is evident that this does not include the One who subjected all things to him. 28 But when all things will have been subjected to him, then the Son himself will also subject himself to the One who subjected all things to him, that God may be all things to everyone. . .

(Revelation 21:1-4) 21 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the former heaven and the former earth had passed away, and the sea is no more. 2 I also saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God and prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. 4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

How to escape the medical slavery.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

Modern medicine only treats the symptoms. This is why when they advertise their products or services they make statements like treat the symptoms, reduce the symptoms of. If they cured someone they would lose a customer. There is no money in healing someone. There is more money in getting people on medical hamster wheels and keeping them there. Once someone takes one of their products they slowly start losing their health. Vaccines have been shown to injure 100% of the time. They hide this fact by calling the illness they cause coincidence, anecdotal evidence, blame it on the persons genes, lifestyle or even stress.

Many medical practitioners do not know they are part of the problem. The pharmaceutical industry has a lot of influence over their education so they have been indoctrinated to ignore the truth and to believe they are truly helping and if you have ever look at their training on how to speak with patients they are taught to gas light and brush someones questioning modern medicine off as being crazy.

Most all of us have been indoctrinated to trust modern medicine. It is very difficult to believe they are are harming us. This makes it mentally difficult for us to break our dependency on modern medicine because we develop a close and personal relationship with the medical professionals in our lives. We should not view them as villains. Many do not realize the harm they are doing. For example only 1% of vaccine adverse reactions gets reported because most of the time the victims go to the emergency room so there illness gets misdiagnosed as being caused by something else. If they do the cause will be listed as natural or as cause unknown. Medical error has been found to be the leading cause of death in the world. Now add to the fact that most deaths from adverse reactions to vaccines and medications do not get reported it is most likely the number one cause of death in the world.

People have now been indoctrinated to believe they cannot heal. We have to got over this belief in order to escape the medical slavery.

It is not normal to be ill. It is not normal to have food allergies, cancer, diabetes, heart disease or any of the many other illnesses a person my have. It use to be rare for a person to have to take medication . Now the pharmaceutical industry has people so indoctrinated to believe they need the medications and toxic vaccines that I hear the indoctrinated making statements like “my medication” or “my vaccination”. These are toxic substances that come with many side effects and often times one of those side effects is death. It is a win wind for the medical and pharmaceutical industries because they drugs side effects cause other health problems that have to be monitor and often times other medications have to be added to offset the effects of the previous medications. They are pretty much making people slaves because so much of the peoples time and resources including money end up going to the pharmaceutical industry and medical industry, including the time of the frequent doctors or hospital visits.

Functional medicine treats the cause of illness so the body can heal. It is also known as holistic medicine. It also teaches a person how to prevent getting ill again.

Chronic illnesses, food intolerance, inflammatory bowel, cancer, heart disease, and many other illnesses used to be rare and usually occurred in the elderly. Now infants are being born with these things, if they are born healthy they heavily vaccinate them making the child prone to many types of illnesses resulting in frequent visits to the hospital. Functional medicine prevents this happening and teaches one how to prevent getting ill as much as possible.

I decided to put together a list of Holistic or functional medicine practitioners. I do not back any of these because to research their credibility, knowledge or reputation would take many many hours. There are many types of practitioners and it would be best to find one specific to your health problems. Often times you may need to see more then one type of practitioner. Please do your research before choosing who you will see to help improve your health. Since I have gotten away from allopathic medicine and I have chosen functional medicine I have not had to see a doctor in years. Hopefully the one reading this can have the same results I have had with functional medicine.

Functional medicine takes time. Self discipline and learning to change ones lifestyle and often times the lifestyle of the whole family. To escape the slavery that a person has come under from these industries one must plan their escape. Also going off many medications comes with severe side effects so should always be done with a practitioner trained in such things. I do not recommend a person just start taking supplements. It takes a broad amount of knowledge to know how to balance things in the body and supplements are usually very concentrated so is different then eating food. This is why it is best to get the knowledge from someone experienced and trained in the usage of these supplements.

I am going to try my best to list lings to as many practitioners as I can in hopes it will help people escape the medical slavery they are under. If the practitioner promotes vaccines it is a sign they have been corrupted so be leery of such ones. Often times you can find practitioners who practice functional medicine in ads in local news papers.

Some practitioners will use crazy things like muscle testing that is not backed by science. In my opinion if they use such things then I would be cautious about using their services. There are better test such as OATS test, Gi Map test, hormone test. Test that test for inflammatory markers which should include Ca3 and Ca5. If they do not include those two inflammatory markers when they test for inflammation then they are not fully knowledgeable and will be limited in their ability to help. Make sure they are knowledgeable of CIRS (chronic inflammatory response syndrome) it is also know by the U.S. government as SIRS (systemic inflammatory response syndrome) .

You do not have to be ill you can heal if you discipline yourself, it takes a lot of self discipline and note taking. It also take finding the correct practitioner for your needs that is knowledgeable.

This article briefly explains functional medicine.

Explains how functional medicine is different. Also why it is more effective.

Good information on what to look for in a practitioner.

https://healthygut.com/how-to-find-a-trusted-functional-medicine-practitioner/

Great list of resources a person can use to find a functional medicine practitioner.

Site you may be able to use to find a practitioner.

https://www.nihadc.com/practitioners/

This one seems to help you find a practitioner in any country.

https://kresserinstitute.com/directory/

Online database of practitioners.

https://naturopathic.org/search/custom.asp?id=5613

You can find ACAM practitioners here.

https://www.acam.org/search/custom.asp?id=1758

List of functional medicine practitioners.

https://functionalmedicinedoctors.com

Is muscle testing or applied kinesiology affective?

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

Muscle testing also known as applied kinesiology. Does it work?

First lets try to put into words that might simplify the idea used for muscle testing also known as applied kinesiology. The thought on it are similar to Newton’s law “for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction”. This is not the same as orthopedic muscle testing. If you muscle was tested by an orthopedist and the muscle was found to be weak and orthopedist may suggest that you exersize the muscle. This science is severely flawed because we know there are genetic, metabolic or other health issues that can cause muscle to be weak. When an applied kinesiologist uses a muscle test they claim to be able to tell allergies, food intolerance, organs that may be unhealthy and even what nutrients a person needs.

This method is mainly used by chiropractors but it is also used by dietitians, nuturopaths, allergist, and physical therapist.

Studies have shown applied kinesiology is only effective for detecting if someone is lying or if there is neuromuscular dysfunction. It has been found to be no better then guessing at determining the health of the organs, allergies, food intolerance, nutritional needs, or psychological status. So are the ones using this scammers? I doubt they are, they have been trained to believe it is real and trained in what to say and do. This is no different then medical professionals who have been train to believe vaccines work. They are so conditioned to believe they work that they will deny the evidence that vaccines do more harm then good. They have even been conditioned to defend vaccines.

Why does muscle testing seem to work? As muscles contract and release supposedly someone trained can gather knowledge from utilizing the so-called binary release of language of the body. It claims to be able to psychological evaluations and determine energy blocks in the body and their cause. They refer to this as innate intelligence.

So why do the muscle respond the way they do when someone is being muscle tested by an applied kinesiologist? It is an illusion that has been created by the person train in muscle testing. They have been taught to do and say certain things which gets the patient to respond in a certain way. This involves the principles of ideomotor and observer expectancy. In other words it involves the power of suggestion. Ideomotor is controlling the patients reaction through the power of suggestion. The observer may expect certain reactions so subconsciously manipulate the muscles on the person by touch and methodology to get the response they expect. Spirit mediums use for similar methods to control how people respond to things and have learned to say and do things to get people to subconsciously respond in the way they desire. Even to the point they get people muscle to respond the way the person has been manipulated into responding which could involve the person thinking about a certain event or person. The spirit medium could use a device to help assist in this manipulation in getting the response they desire.

When I looked at websites where people claimed they used muscle testing successfully I found they ask many questions which is no different then most naturopaths or dietitians would to help pinpoint problem areas. So with those who used it successfully they were probably getting a placebo type effect. Just as studies have shown that up to 80% of a drugs effectiveness is based on the placebo effect, the muscle testing in those using it successfully is most likely giving a placebo type effect. The patient most likely is finding comfort in the fact that they finally found someone who will listen and is pinpointing things and the muscle testing may validate that in their minds.

The devices used in muscle testing test the muscle strength and cannot provide any other information. Anything after that would be based on speculation or results the person practicing applied kenisiology had subconsciously decided and subconsciously took actions to bring about the results they had desired or believed.

Muscle testing not a good way to diagnose medical illness. I have asked enough questions that often times when someone does finally get a test I have been pretty close to what the test results have shown in what I had believed was the root cause of their illness or health problem. Also using observation of various areas of the persons body and listening to what they say has help me determine if they had been traumatized. Studies have shown even if a person is not ill if they believe they have an illness long enough the person will develop it. Studies have also shown that those who believe they can recover have a much higher rate of recovery then those who do not believe then can recover from an illness. Studies have shown that people can build muscle just from meditating on working out. This shows how powerful the mind is at convincing the body of things. This is why we should focus on thinking about positive things and focus healing from our past traumas or failures. Learn from them and move forward. Learn to teach our minds to dwell on positive things and even deal with the negative things in a way that is positive when possible. For example studies have found that those who view obstacles in life as a problem suffered more health problems then those who viewed obstacles in life as a challenge.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11926427/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24607076/

it has been found to be accurate at detecting lies.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27903263/

Muscle testing cannot test for food sensitivity.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11799301/

There is not evidence to support the use of muscle testing.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17716373/

How the whole world has become victims of narcissistic abuse.

Writte by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

Many governments, politicians, corporations especially the biotech, pharmaceutical and medical industries use narcissistic tactic to get the public to do their will and empower themselves. They use a variety of fear tactics, intimidation and outright brain washing tactics to get the public to do their will.

For example the CDC and NIH have been caught lying about the flu, ebola and many other epidemics and they would exaggerate the severity of those illnesses and the number of deaths. They have been caught many times deceiving the public. Often times this was because people in positions of authority had money invested in the ones producing vaccines or drugs and would profit heavily from them. Even though vaccines have been shown to do more harm then good and most medications have been shown to work by the placebo effects they and the governments world wide continue to make false claims about their products and many governments refuse to look at independent research but will only look at corporate funded research which often times when independent research is done the results cannot be duplicated. Most corporate research is so shoddy it reads more like and advertisement for the company that is producing the product.

So let cover how they use gas lighting to deceive people. Gas lighting’s purpose is to get people to not trust their own reasoning or perception of reality. Or to convince people they lack the wisdom to make a decision on their own. Something to take note of narcissist repeat thing often that are untrue. Studies have shown if a person repeats something enough times people will start to believe it even if they know what is being said is not true.

These are the warning signs that gas lighting is occurring:

They tell blatant lies and will go to extremes to protect those lies.

They deny they ever said something or did something.

They will slowly introduce the lies so they can wear you down over time.

They will use people and things near and dear to you that may be a part of your identity to convince you that you are no adequate or to convince you that you are in the wrong frame of thought.

They will use positive reinforcement to confuse you. They will cut you down then use positive reinforcement to get you to do their will. For example the pharmaceutical companies will make it like a person is a bad parent. But if they cave to the pharmaceutical companies will, the medical institutions are trained to treat the victims of thier narcissism as heroes.

One way the government lie is they will repeatedly claim they care about lives and will quote things they have done to save lives. But this is where you look at there actions. Some of the wealthiest nations in the world citizens die of starvation, are homeless and live in severe poverty. In the mean time their governments are funding wars, space exploration, giving money to big corporations supposedly to improve their products for the people. Crime is rampant yet they want to defund law enforcement.

They use projecting to get the citizens to look they other way by blaming the police for being to violent. They find a way to blame the poverty on the citizens to make them feel guilty, the allied with the biotech industry who lies and says their GMOs are going to prevent starvation when they are actually contributing to a decline in our food supply. They have caused the extinction of many of our pollinators , species of plants, and animals from their GMOs and the toxins needed to spray on them. The toxins sprayed on these GMO crops make it into our food supply and causes chronic illness. This is why cancer and digestive disorders are rampant. Yet our governments continue to give grants to corporate farms especially if they are growing GMOs. Narcissist always have a hidden agenda and by gas lighting they keep you too confused to be able to see the truth of matters.

The pharmaceutical companies gas light. They will lie and say vaccines do not harm but studies have shown they harm 100% of the time and the damage usually starts out as food sensitivities or allergies and the person slowly over time becomes more sensitive or allergic to things as time progresses. They vaccinate babies to hide this fact. Then they will brush things off as being a coincidence, anecdotal or they will even blame the person genes. Anyone who questions things they will label as crazy or try to prove this person is not wise and can not be trusted. They will attack and assassinate the character and integrity of anyone exposing their lies. They will even use people around someone or people they have to depend on to help convince people of their lies. The pharmaceutical , biotech and even many governments have been caught paying people to troll people online and try to distract, cause confusion , attack the character or integrity , lie , pit people against each other who were exposing the truth. They have even paid medical professionals to attack people online and paid researchers to put together ghost studies. When a pharmaceutical or biotech research paper has been proven to be flawed they never get retracted yet they have harassed scientist and tried to destroy their reputation of scientist who had valid and well designed research papers. They put so much papers on that many publisher who published the papers retracted them because it did not fit false narratives of the medical, pharmaceutical or biotech industries. They do what is called stalking. They will have people watch those exposing their lies trying to find incriminating evidence to draw attention away from their own guilt. They will even paint the person exposing their lies in a negative light and try to make them look crazy.

Often times when the governments were experimenting on citizens, or doing experiments that caused harm they would label the people who figured it out as crazy or conspiracy theorist. Historically if you look at the records the biggest part of the time the conspiracy theorist were correct. But they were labeled and called paranoid or crazy. They would try to convince those exposing the truth that they were not thinking clearly and get them to doubt their own reasoning and sometimes their own identity. They would pressure the people into believing they could not trust their own thoughts. It turns out historically all those people labeled as crazy or paranoid were often times correct.

The pharmaceutical, medical industries and political organizations frequently lie and have been caught covering up for the harm a major corporation was doing. Researchers have been paid to do research that would paint the corporations in a positive light. Most of the research has been shown to be ghost written , or outright flawed yet it does not get retracted. Yet the medical industry , and government organizations will not look at the real research because much of their funding comes from those corporations so they will work to destroy anyone exposing the lies of their corporate sponsors. They have even resorted to using various government agencies to discredit or destroy peoples reputations and falsely accuse them. Even after the person is found to be innocent the government has had them arrested. Though the charges would get dropped the corporations would use that to smear the reputations of the victims. Any error a person has made whether they corrected it or not would be throw out there to get the person and people around them to doubt their reasoning or thinking abilities.

Even thought the government organization have been caught lying and hiding the harm their corporate sponsor have done they will deny it. The corporate sponsor especially the biotech and pharmaceutical industry has a huge criminal record. Yet they will deny their wrong doing and the government will work with them to hide their lies and wrong doing. They constantly repeat that they are telling the truth and those exposing the lies are lying. As I mentioned earlier if you state something repeatedly enough times even those who know something is a lie will eventually become convinced it is the truth. This is why the pharmaceutical industry and government organizations work together to keep repeating the lies. The also work together to label anyone who questions them as crazy, paranoid or mentally deficient. Even those who are aware of what is happening will often times side with the narcissistic abuser so that they do not get attacked. Doctors who have exposed corruption have had their lives and careers destroyed. Even though the evidence is there of their guilt they will continually deny it and attack those exposing it. This will get others to submit to their will and refuse to look at the evidence in fear they will be labeled or harassed. Sometimes those who side with the narcissistic abusers like the pharmaceutical or medical industry may be a part of the lies or deception and would be exposed if they did not participate in the narcissistic abuse.

These corporate , government or they allies who are involved in the narcissistic abuse will project their guilt onto the victims and continually repeat it until others believe it. They do not believe in or will not take responsibility for their actions but find ways to justify their actions so they believe they are not wrong. The will try to create confusion, chaos or cause the person to become so overwhelmed they will be too busy to think about or expose the deception or lies. For example when they got caught lying about the flu and how deadly and contagious it was they falsely made it appear they had to lie in order to get people to respond and protect themselves. But when you look deeper many who sounded the alarms had money invested in the ones producing the flu vaccines. It was obvious they had hidden motives for lying and manipulating people into a state of fear.

Narcissist always offer a solution and it is one that will benefit them but they make it appear as if they are looking out for someone else interest or doing it to protect others. In actuality they are offering false hope. For example medical error is the third leading cause of death in the world. Vaccine injuries and deaths are rampant. The NIH falsely claims 10% of the adverse reactions to vaccines are reported but studies have shown that it is closer to 1% of adverse vaccine reactions that get reported. Meaning that many deaths and injuries caused by vaccines do not get reported. Adverse reactions to drugs almost never get reported so hard to tell how many died from adverse reactions to drugs. So all in all when you think about it medical treatment is most likely the number one cause of death in the world.

Most products produced by the pharmaceutical industry have been recalled because of the harm they have done . When government organizations learned of the harm being done they would start working with the pharmaceutical industries to gas light and hide the harm being done.

Eventually citizen outcry would get so loud that they could no longer hide their lies. In order to divert the harm they do and are doing or divert attention from their harm being done, lies and deception they do what is called love bombing. They will make the victims feel like they are special, even promote them like they are heroes . The whole time they will blame the victims illness on an unknown cause, genetics or coincidence when the pharmaceutical or biotech industries were the ones who actually caused the illness. They will set up charities that will donate money to help the victim. The whole time they will get others around them to love bomb them to prevent them from asking questions or seeing the truth of matters. They will act like they are trying to find a cure for their illness even though they are the cause. They will act like they produce their products because they care and anyone who does not trust them has to be mean a villain or insane. Classic narcissistic abuse, make those exposing the lies a villain. They will make promise they know they cannot fill like they will work to cure the disease. Logic would even tell you that would be stupid. If they cured an illness they would not longer have a customer . Their goal is to create lifetime customers which their products are very good at doing. They all come with side effect especially vaccines. Because many of the ingredients in vaccines contain animal tissue and aborted fetal tissue they no longer have to list all the ingredients that on in vaccines on the vaccine insert. Many people refused vaccines when they seen the side effects were worse then the disease it supposedly protected them against and death could be a result of the vaccine they no longer have to list all the side effects on vaccine inserts.

Those who administer vaccines are not trained in administering them and most of them do not know the ingredients in the vaccines. They do not know how to identify vaccine injury to report it but are taught to gas light when a patient does complain that something is wrong after they have gotten a vaccination. Not only that but if a someone gets in the habit of reporting adverse vaccine reactions the medical community , government and pharmaceutical industry will victimize them and many have lost their jobs for doing what was right. Nacissistic abusers are all about retaining power and control. Most of the time their efforts are covert.

The whole world has become victims to this narcissistic abuse. Next I will discuss how to protect ones self from narcissistic abuse.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/here-there-and-everywhere/201701/11-warning-signs-gaslighting

To protect yourself recognize the behavior. When they continually repeat something they are trying to gain control and trying to get a person to doubt themselves. Learn to draw lines quickly when you identify narcissistic behavior. If they use blanket statements or generalizations. For example blanket statements and generalizations by the pharmaceutical and medical industries are “correlation does not mean causation” or “that evidence is anecdotal” those are blanket statements designed to get a person to doubt themselves or what they believe. When you know something is true hold on to it and draw the boundaries when they narcissistic abusers start using blanket statements.

When they use those around you to try and cause chaos, confusion or make you feel threatened start documenting things. Document things said, times, dates, witnesses and save any proof. Do not let them get you off center or lose your identity. Stay focused and keep your boundaries. Do not listen to them when they are critical or have other being critical of you or are trying to make you feel like you are not adequate. Remember they have hidden motives driving them to do this.

Be cautious because these ones can fake empathy and compassion very well and will use these to get you to drop your guard so they can get their foot in the door. When they get close enough they will destroy you. They will break you down and try to make you dependent on them. This is how they gain their power. They will cause division around you to take your support system away or they will turn friends and colleagues on you so you do not have a support system. Make those they are using aware they are being used in this way. Some are aware they are being used in this way be cautious of those ones they may sure in the guilt or deception or they may be afraid of the consequences of siding with the side of truth. Once way a narcissistic abuser will fake empathy they will do things to remove privileges claiming they are doing it for your benefit or because you do not have the ability to use your own common sense so you need them to do it for you. It is fake compassion and empathy. They use this to get their victims to give up their rights. The more the victims leave the occur the more the abuser will take from them.

Do not let the pharmaceutical industries , corrupt corporations or corrupt government entities nitpicking get to you. They use destructive criticism to tear people down to paint themselves in a more positive light. They also try to use nitpicking against those who become aware of the lies, error or deception to try to destroy their confidence and trust in their own thinking. They will try to get them to doubt themselves. They also use nitpicking to blame shift to make the person who exposed the error , deception or lies. The will try to make the person who exposed them look like the villain and make themselves appear to be a victim. Draw boundaries and also make sure you can prove their nitpicking is not valid. Stick to what you know is true and do not take the nitpicking to heart it is meant to destroy a person and take their identity from them and make them dependent on them.

Another thing that narcissistic abusers do is keep changing the goal for proof and manipulating things so people believe they are the source that should be accepted as setting the goals and standards. When someone has exposed the deception and lies using their own standards or conditions they will change them and even make the goal for the evidence higher while lowering the standard for their own evidence. Document when they do this and also point out that it is a conflict of interest for them to set the goals and standards and that they are manipulating the goals and standards to paint themselves in a positive light. Also point out how they set the standards and goals so that the truth remains hidden and their lies will not get exposed.

They will try to make you feel guilt and try to belittle you to shame you into submission. One example of this is the pharmaceutical industry and the biotech industries pay trolls to laugh at and poke fund of those exposing the truth and they will use the laugh emoji a lot to try and shame or belittle someone to make whip them into submission. If your motives for exposing the truth is not for selfish reasons, or because you want things to be better there is no reason to feel shame. They may use a bad habit, an error you have made in your past. They may use something you have said or done in the past to try to shame you. If you have moved forward and learned from your error or mistake then there is no reason to feel shame. We all make mistakes and errors it is part of learning. Do not let them use them to shame you it will get you to lose center and start doubting yourself.

Another thing that narcissistic abusers do is belittle what their victims have achieved while boasting or speaking about what they have achieved. They will use this as evidence why you cannot trust your own common sense and should count on them. The pharmaceutical industry uses this tactic often in their commercials.

Another tactic they will use is to point out a victims flaws or weaknesses. They do this to get the victims to believe they need to count on them for knowledge and insight and get them to doubt themselves. They try and convince the victims they will fulfill their needs if they trust them. They use this to make the victims feel like they can not be independent and need them to function and that they cannot function without them. If this does not work they will try to convince the victims they are crazy or paranoid. If that does not work they will try to convince those around the victims that those things are true about the victims. We all have flaws and weaknesses , the abusers are better at hiding them. But with time and paying attention they can be seen. Do not let them use your flaws or weaknesses to cause yourself to have doubts. Draw the boundary quickly acknowledge your weakness but also be aware of your strengths and dwell on those we each have our strengths and weaknesses. No one is perfect and it is unreasonable to expect ourselves to be.

I covered the threats they make and the things they do sometimes they are covert and will do and say subtle things, when they get desperate they may resort to more obvious threats. When it comes to the medical , pharmaceutical or government organizations take those threat seriously and start being more aware of things you say and do so they can not use anything against you. Dot your Is and cross your tees do your best to give them no leeway and acknowledge and correct when you do make errors. They try to instill fear and insecurity into the victims to take their power away from them and hinder their thinking abilities. Do your best to remain calm and not respond. Pay very close attention to the things you say and world them wisely.

Many of there tactics such as labeling or name calling can be turned on them by using a label or name that would describe their errors. Often times when someone labels or tags a name on someone that is what people will remember. Draw the line quickly if they do that and let them know it will not be tolerated. The abusers can be labeled with names or tags. But make sure the name and tag is accurate. The names and tags they use are often times not accurate or true but it is effective at getting people to avoid listening to the victim and they will even side with the abusers.

Keep in mind deceptive and manipulative abusers always have to vouch for themselves. You ever see how many times the biotech industry and pharmaceutical industries have to vouch for their integrity and concern for others. To avoid becoming a victim look at their present and past history. Both the pharmaceutical and biotech industry have committed many crimes and had products recalled because of the hundreds of thousands of people they have harmed and they both worked with corrupt government organizations to hide these things. Look at their actions and not their words.

Narcissistic abusers will try to keep you off center by getting you involved in meaningless or chaotic arguments. This is to side tract your thinking and keep you off center so you do not see the truth of matters. You see politicians doing this now days and even using false information to support their reasons for these arguments. This is not only designed to keep the victims from being mentally focused but it side tracks and distracts them so they cannot see the reality of the situation. The pharmaceutical industries and biotech industries have been caught paying trolls to do this online to get people off center or off there game. Do not let them switch the subject of the argument. Do not let them present evidence for an argument that has nothing to do with the subject your may be arguing about. Do not let their insults or belittling behavior effect you. It you have to stop listening draw the boundary of the argument and if they do not stay in those boundaries refuse to engage them. If they do not listen then do not engage them. They are not trying to resolve anything they are only trying to fulfill their agenda.

Pay attention to how they treat others. This says a lot about them. If they have a history of destroying people careers who challenge them , or they have a history of deception and violations of the laws then their actions show who they really are. If you chose to trust them then you have chosen to be their victim. So when their products harm you and you become one of their customers/victims , you would have no one to blame but yourself. Remember actions speak louder then words.

They use destructive conditioning. They paint themselves in a positive light then subtly make you feel inferior and like you do not have the knowledge to decide or wisdom to make decisions for yourselves. You see this type of conditioning in commercials for pharmaceutical products. They even pain their product in a positive light even though their products come with many harmful side effects. By getting people to doubt their own ability to make decisions they can get them to ignore the harm and accept it as being normal. Once this occurs it becomes easier and easier for them to impose their will on the victims.

They also use isolation. They will get the people around the person to avoid them, ostracize them or even help isolate them. They will have people watch them and do things to get the person in trouble or make it appear the person is doing something they are not. Often times they even convince the victims they are doing things they should not do. You are seeing this on a world wide scale on social media. If a person exposes a certain truth, or exposes corruption or lies by the abuser they will be banned from social media platforms or temporarily suspended to punish them. Do you best not to let them isolate you . Let those around you aware they are helping the abuser and they could be next when they decide that something they are doing does not fit their agenda. Those who still help the abuser avoid because they are most likely a part of the agenda or lie.

Another thing narcissistic abuser do is they will paint a person good or strong qualities in a negative light and try to use that as evidence they are arrogant or or believe they are superior. They do this to invalidate your right to have thoughts or emotions. They will accuse you of whining, complaining or being unappreciative. Set boundaries do not let them use your strengths and good qualities in that way it will Rob you of your identity. Their weakness is they will make false assumptions or conclusions and try to present evidence to support those facts. This is usually based on the fact that this is what they would do. I have seen rare instances where victims had become like this as a protective mechanism but it is easy to tell when the person has been a victim and when they are being controlling or manipulative. Controlling people will do some of the other things I have mentioned also.

Abusers try to make people dependent on them. They try to cause doubt in the abused victims. They will try to cause people to doubt the victims sanity or integrity this is also part of isolating them. They will spread lies while pretending like someone else made the false statements. To prevent the abuse hold fast to what you know is true. They will manipulate the order of facts to try and distort and confuse the truth do not let them do that. Check the sources of their information and even inquire of the people. If they cannot tell who gave them the information or who made the statement then they are lying and trying to deceive the victim or those around the victim. If the ones around the victim chooses to believe the lies then it tells you something about them. They should be avoided they may be a part of the deception or lie or they may have their own agenda.

Most of all do your own research. Think about what is in it for the person presenting the information or product. What could their motives be? Do they profit from the knowledge or product? If a person has a lot to lose and still exposes the truth about things don’t you think they should be heard? Why would anyone risk destroying their lives and careers to expose corruption and lies? Why would people spend their own money to expose corruption and lies when there is not profit in it for them. So who should you listen to the narcissistic abusers or the victims of the narcissistic abusers?

How to escape the narcissistic abuser

Victims of narcissistic abuse often times suffer from what is called Stockholm Syndrome. They start seeing their abuser as their protector and develop a sense of security and trust for them. They identify with their abuser and has learned to disown their own perception of reality and have even learned to deny their own emotions. They convince themselves their abusers will keep them safe and secure from harm. Remember the narcissistic abuser creates situations then falsely claim to be able to solve them and make it appear as if they have even though often times someone else resolved it or the situation resolved itself. The pharmaceutical industry does this with many of their drugs and vaccines. They falsely claim their drugs are the solution to someones illness when in actuality many types of illness could be corrected with adjustments to someones diet. Studies have shown those who avoided drugs and adjusted their diets were much more healthy then those who took medications for their health problems. The government does acts that make them appear to be solving problems by giving many public assistance. In the mean time there are many who do not qualify for that public assistance so end up homeless and starving. The biotech industry has caused chronic illness to become rampant. But the narcissistic abusers have conditioned their victims to accept these things as normal and has convinced them they are saviors. For example the biotech industry is actually causing famine to increase yet they falsely claim they are working to prevent famine, while many nations are trying to figure out how to deal with food wastage. Society has been conditioned by narcissistic government entities, the pharmaceutical companies and biotech industries from early childhood to view them as their saviors and to trust them and not rely on their own thinking or reasoning and those who do are the bad guys.

They have conditioned their victims to have cognitive dissonance. The victims have been conditioned to believe any alternative to their situation or any changes would be worse then the abusive relationship they are in. Remember the abusers repeat things many times and will manipulate the truth. Even though studies have shown that learning the cause of disease and taking corrective actions like proper sanitation prevented many forms of disease and wiped it out before the introduction of vaccines the pharmaceutical industry conditioned people that vaccines have brought that about even though many studies show with the introduction of vaccines the diseases started occurring again and vaccines caused them to mutate and become more virulent. The biotech industry has many convinced their products are saving the environment by reducing the amount of toxic chemicals needed to farm when in actuality they are increasing the amount of toxic chemicals needed for farming and are causing chronic illness. Because people have been conditioned at a very young age to trust the narcissistic abusers and have developed a condition called cognitive dissonance. This occurs because the victim has become conditioned to center their identity and perception of reality around what the abuser has told them was true. These things have become part of the victims identity. The cognitive dissonance causes a variety of emotions they will experience anything from anger, confusion , frustration, which can result in the person seeing the ones presenting the truth or reality as the bad person and they may even attack and feel bitter towards that person. They will try to defend their abuser and even blame themselves for what the abuser has done. To change their thinking they have to learn who they are, struggle to learn what the truth actually is while dealing with a big part of their life being false or incorrect. They have to learn who they are as an individual and learn to trust their own decisions. This is why often times victims return to their abusers. A big part of their identity involves the abusers. The pharmaceutical companies have conditioned people to call vaccines and medications “my vaccination” or “my medication” . This indicates how deeply the corporate and government narcissist have conditioned people world wide.

To change their thinking it often times requires them changing their entire way of life. Many do not realize they can heal and we have to remember they have been lied to and told their illness is genetic, or the cause is unknown to hide what is actually causing people to become ill. So they have to learn that certain nutrients and diet changes can help them heal. They have to learn there are options out there. They have to come to realize the reality of things for example things such as almost all infections can be linked to specific nutrient deficiencies. So if we tell someone that vaccines are actually spreading disease we need to also let them know what causes the disease and how they may avoid it.

Also when they do realize the truth they may blame themselves and be overwhelmed with guilt so we must prepare to help them through that.

Another thing that makes it difficult for victims of narcissist abuse victims to escape from their abusers is the tactics the abuser used to manipulate and control the victim. They the abuser has done things to isolate the victim. They have done things to take their support system away by convincing people the victim is crazy, paranoid or lacks the ability to make decisions for themselves. The pharmaceutical companies and medical communities are big on this. Those who suffer from tick born illness ant interstitial cystitis experience the most narcissistic abuse from the medical industry and government organizations. The medical community and government organizations have even went so far with their intimidation that they have taken children out of the families falsely claiming the children were being abused. They do things like this to convince those around them of the lies or deception. Anyone who question things are labeled. It is necessary to document all things including things that have been stated and not let oneself be provoked into saying anything that could be misconstrued and used against them. If we are helping someone escape the medical abuse we have to help them find the alternative methods of healing and make them aware it exist. The medical community, pharmaceutical industry and corrupt government organizations try to make people believe they have no choice when it comes to health. If they do not believe their lies they will do all they can to pressure them into doing their will and doubting their decisions.

When those who have cognitive dissonance attack those trying to help them, do not take it personal. They are afraid or they identify with the abusers so may be to overwhelmed by the new information to realize the truth of matters. We have to be patient and give them dew drops to help them slowly come around. We cannot figuratively punch them in the eye it provokes them to suddenly go on the defense. Asking them questions that cannot be answered like if vaccines are helping people, why has chronic illness become so rampant it is now considered epidemic. Another question that they cannot answer is if the medical community know how to heal people why has cancer become epidemic to the point studies have shown most will deal with cancer at some point in there life. Cancer used to be a rare occurrence and usually happened in elderly, now infants are actually being born with not only cancer but autoimmune diseases that used to be rare. If modern medicine works so well why has disease and chronic illness become worse? Do not provide the answer unless they ask questions they may already be overwhelmed by the new ideas or information.

We also have to show the hidden motives behind the fake empathy, compassion or acts of kindness and show they are doing these things to hide the harm they have done and are still doing. They need to learn how those acts of token compassion or kindness are being used to manipulate and control peoples thinking and divert their attention from the illegal and dishonest things they have done. They use those acts of kindness to get the victim’s support system around them to also view anyone who exposed the corruption and lies as the bad guy. This also makes the abused victim develop a false sense of security and trust for the abuser. We also tend to believe we are not vulnerable to deception or lies with hidden motives because we tend to want to believe people would not deliberately do things like that. Often times even those who are not victims will make excuses because we cannot except these things would be done by the abuser deliberately.

Often times the victim will believe if they tough it out they can get the narcissistic abuser to come around. We have to remember narcissist are about power, control and manipulation. They will ignore , make fun of , discredit any truthful information that is presented to them and they will surround themselves with people who support their agenda or who are a part of the lies and deception. Often times the victim believes if they show the abuser trust and love they will come around. The abuser will use that trust or love to increase the abuse because once they get away with one form of abuse they will slowly introduce another form to gradually get the victim to accept the abuse as being normal. Since society as a whole are victims of the political organizations, pharmaceutical, medical and biotech industries many have been blinded by their deception and lies. They have also put things in place to punish anyone challenging their lies and deception. This is why the pharmaceutical industry, biotech industry and government organizations have paid trolls to silence those exposing the reality of things.

Another thing that makes it hard for a person to escape the narcissistic abuser is lack of knowledge on how to escape what alternatives there are and lack of a support system. All these things are needed because when escaping an abuser it involves dramatic life changes and changes in thinking. These changes can be scary and cause anxiety and fear. This is especially true if the abused victim has children because this also effects their life. The abuse victim has become dependent on the abuser. Changes can cost money, need knew resources and knowledge. It also involves changing thinking on things. This can be overwhelming and can cause the victim to return to the abuser. It may even be difficult for them to imagine a life without the abuser. Sometimes because of the love bombing and token forms of empathy, compassion or kindness the victims will convince themselves the abuser cares about them and make excuses for the bad things they have done. The abused do not want to admit they were wrong so look for redemptive qualities in those who have abused them and they even will blame themselves for the abuse believing they have done something to deserve it. The abusers will feed off this mindset and continually remind their victims of their redemptive qualities. The medical community has been trained to love bomb their victims. When you see pharmaceutical ads they pain the pharmaceutical industry like they make the person lives better because they care. Naccissistic abusers paint there abuse in a positive light and make it appear they are doing things because they know what is better and they care.

It also becomes shameful for the victim because they have to learn to acknowledge the abuse happened and that they are partly responsible for not maintain certain boundaries. Sometimes when we learn knew information it brings shame on the things that occurred out of that ignorance. We all make mistakes and cannot move on if we do not acknowledge them and move forward making the changes necessary to prevent those mistakes form occurring again. The victims need to learn to get over this shame or feelings of remorse in order to move forward.

Why should we raise ourselves up in times of such distress?

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

We learn about what seems like scary and dire times. The bible says many their would be great anguish. Yet the bible tells us to stand up straight and lift up our heads. This is a sign Jesus is seated on the throne and deliverance is near. The things that are occurring are occurring because Satan and the demons know they do not have much time left and that the new system is very near and will restore the earth to what it was originally intended to be. A paradise like with no suffering or death. Many will walk through the great tribulation into the new system. Some of us may have to flee or go into hiding but we have no reason to fear if we remain faithful and loyal to God. In times past God’s people have had to flee and go into hiding when he had judged nations. This is will be the final time and things like this will never occur again. I had discussed how the disgusting thing was the beast mentioned in Revelation. God will cut it’s attack on those who worship in truth short. Their destruction along with their allies will be sudden. Just as in times past when God judged a nation the destruction was very sudden. All who opposed God or did not heed his warnings were destroyed when those nations were destroyed. So to escape we have to pay attention , listen to the warnings so we know when it is time to flee or hide.

Why in these times we should be happy? I will discuss this next.

(Luke 21:25-31) 25 “Also, there will be signs in the sun and moon and stars, and on the earth anguish of nations not knowing the way out because of the roaring of the sea and its agitation. 26 People will become faint out of fear and expectation of the things coming upon the inhabited earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 27 And then they will see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 But as these things start to occur, stand up straight and lift up your heads, because your deliverance is getting near.” 29 With that he told them an illustration: “Notice the fig tree and all the other trees. 30 When they are budding, you see it for yourselves and know that now the summer is near. 31 Likewise also you, when you see these things happening, know that the Kingdom of God is near.

(Luke 21:20-24) 20 “However, when you see Jerusalem surrounded by encamped armies, then know that the desolating of her has drawn near. 21 Then let those in Ju·deʹa begin fleeing to the mountains, let those in the midst of her leave, and let those in the countryside not enter into her, 22 because these are days for meting out justice in order that all the things written may be fulfilled. 23 Woe to the pregnant women and those nursing a baby in those days! For there will be great distress on the land and wrath against this people. 24 And they will fall by the edge of the sword and be led captive into all the nations; and Jerusalem will be trampled on by the nations until the appointed times of the nations are fulfilled.

(Mark 13:14-20) 14 “However, when you catch sight of the disgusting thing that causes desolation standing where it should not be (let the reader use discernment), then let those in Ju·deʹa begin fleeing to the mountains. 15 Let the man on the housetop not come down nor go inside to take anything out of his house; 16 and let the man in the field not return to the things behind to pick up his outer garment. 17 Woe to the pregnant women and those nursing a baby in those days! 18 Keep praying that it may not occur in wintertime; 19 for those days will be days of a tribulation such as has not occurred from the beginning of the creation that God created until that time, and will not occur again. 20 In fact, unless Jehovah had cut short the days, no flesh would be saved. But on account of the chosen ones whom he has chosen, he has cut short the days.

(Mark 13:14-20) 14 “However, when you catch sight of the disgusting thing that causes desolation standing where it should not be (let the reader use discernment), then let those in Ju·deʹa begin fleeing to the mountains. 15 Let the man on the housetop not come down nor go inside to take anything out of his house; 16 and let the man in the field not return to the things behind to pick up his outer garment. 17 Woe to the pregnant women and those nursing a baby in those days! 18 Keep praying that it may not occur in wintertime; 19 for those days will be days of a tribulation such as has not occurred from the beginning of the creation that God created until that time, and will not occur again. 20 In fact, unless Jehovah had cut short the days, no flesh would be saved. But on account of the chosen ones whom he has chosen, he has cut short the days.

Just as in Noah’s day some will survive and make it into the new system and work to restore the earth. There will no longer be world wide division but there will be peace and those living on the earth will not fight wars they will be the meek. There will be no more suffering no more tears and no more pain. Seeing these things occur lets us know Jesus is starting to set matters straight. It may seem like God is delaying but he desires none to be destroyed so until every sheep is found the destruction will not occur. God is also giving people time to repent. He can read peoples hearts and know if there are others who will return to pure worship. So if things seem delayed we know there are still those out there who need God’s word and are searching for God. As this system winds down the distinction between those being called by God and those who oppose him is becoming clearer and clearer.

(1 John 2:15-17) 15 Do not love either the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him; 16 because everything in the world—the desire of the flesh and the desire of the eyes and the showy display of one’s means of life—does not originate with the Father, but originates with the world. 17 Furthermore, the world is passing away and so is its desire, but the one who does the will of God remains forever.

(Zephaniah 3:8, 9)  8 ‘So keep yourselves in expectation of me,’ declares Jehovah, ‘Until the day when I rise up to take plunder, For my judicial decision is to gather nations, to assemble kingdoms, To pour out on them my indignation, all my burning anger; For by the fire of my zeal the whole earth will be consumed.  9 For then I will change the language of the peoples to a pure language, So that all of them may call on the name of Jehovah, To serve him shoulder to shoulder.’

(Psalm 37:27) . . .And you will remain forever. 28 For Jehovah loves justice, And he will not abandon his loyal ones. ע [Ayin] They will always be guarded; But the descendants of the wicked will be done away with. 29 The righteous will possess the earth, And they will live forever on it.

(2 Peter 3:8-13) 8 However, do not let this escape your notice, beloved ones, that one day is with Jehovah as a thousand years and a thousand years as one day. 9 Jehovah is not slow concerning his promise, as some people consider slowness, but he is patient with you because he does not desire anyone to be destroyed but desires all to attain to repentance. 10 But Jehovah’s day will come as a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar, but the elements being intensely hot will be dissolved, and earth and the works in it will be exposed. 11 Since all these things are to be dissolved in this way, consider what sort of people you ought to be in holy acts of conduct and deeds of godly devotion, 12 as you await and keep close in mind the presence of the day of Jehovah, through which the heavens will be destroyed in flames and the elements will melt in the intense heat! 13 But there are new heavens and a new earth that we are awaiting according to his promise, and in these righteousness is to dwell.

(Romans 2:3-11) 3 But do you suppose, O man, that while you judge those who practice such things and yet you do them, you will escape the judgment of God? 4 Or do you despise the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, because you do not know that God in his kindness is trying to lead you to repentance? 5 But according to your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath and of the revealing of God’s righteous judgment. 6 And he will pay back to each one according to his works: 7 everlasting life to those who are seeking glory and honor and incorruptibleness by endurance in work that is good; 8 however, for those who are contentious and who disobey the truth but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and anger. 9 There will be tribulation and distress on every person who works what is harmful, on the Jew first and also on the Greek; 10 but glory and honor and peace for everyone who works what is good, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. 11 For there is no partiality with God.

(Isaiah 11:4-9) 4 He will judge the lowly with fairness, And with uprightness he will give reproof in behalf of the meek ones of the earth. He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth And put the wicked to death with the breath of his lips.  5 Righteousness will be the belt around his waist, And faithfulness the belt of his hips.  6 The wolf will reside for a while with the lamb, And with the young goat the leopard will lie down, And the calf and the lion and the fattened animal will all be together; And a little boy will lead them.  7 The cow and the bear will feed together, And their young will lie down together. The lion will eat straw like the bull.  8 The nursing child will play over the lair of a cobra, And a weaned child will put his hand over the den of a poisonous snake.  9 They will not cause any harm Or any ruin in all my holy mountain, Because the earth will certainly be filled with the knowledge of Jehovah As the waters cover the sea.

(Revelation 7:11-14) 11 All the angels were standing around the throne and the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell facedown before the throne and worshipped God, 12 saying: “Amen! Let the praise and the glory and the wisdom and the thanksgiving and the honor and the power and the strength be to our God forever and ever. Amen.” 13 In response one of the elders said to me: “These who are dressed in the white robes, who are they and where did they come from?” 14 So right away I said to him: “My lord, you are the one who knows.” And he said to me: “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. . .

(Revelation 21:1-4) 21 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the former heaven and the former earth had passed away, and the sea is no more. 2 I also saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God and prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. 4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

(Revelation 7:1-3) 7 After this I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding tight the four winds of the earth, so that no wind could blow on the earth or on the sea or on any tree. 2 And I saw another angel ascending from the sunrise, having a seal of the living God; and he called with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was granted to harm the earth and the sea, 3 saying: “Do not harm the earth or the sea or the trees, until after we have sealed the slaves of our God in their foreheads.”

(Matthew 25:31-46) 31 “When the Son of man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit down on his glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another, just as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 And he will put the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on his left. 34 “Then the King will say to those on his right: ‘Come, you who have been blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the founding of the world. 35 For I became hungry and you gave me something to eat; I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink. I was a stranger and you received me hospitably; 36 naked and you clothed me. I fell sick and you looked after me. I was in prison and you visited me.’ 37 Then the righteous ones will answer him with the words: ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and receive you hospitably, or naked and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ 40 In reply the King will say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’ 41 “Then he will say to those on his left: ‘Go away from me, you who have been cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the Devil and his angels. 42 For I became hungry, but you gave me nothing to eat; and I was thirsty, but you gave me nothing to drink. 43 I was a stranger, but you did not receive me hospitably; naked, but you did not clothe me; sick and in prison, but you did not look after me.’ 44 Then they too will answer with the words: ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison and did not minister to you?’ 45 Then he will answer them, saying: ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did not do it to one of these least ones, you did not do it to me.’ 46 These will depart into everlasting cutting-off, but the righteous ones into everlasting life.”

We can find comfort in knowing Jesus cares about us. When he was on earth he perfectly reflected his heavenly father Jehovah God. Here cared enough to give his life for us. He suffered as we suffered so we can find comfort in knowing he understands our trials and tribulation and wants nothing more then to end the suffering. Death will be no more, Jesus defeated death when he died sinless and resisted all temptation and remained faithful and loyal to God. So the final act Jesus would do in fulfilling God’s will is to bring death to nothing then he will hand the kingdom back to our heavenly father Jehovah. We will not even remember the bad things that occurred in the new system because the bad memories will be replaced with good memories. In the new system the bible tells us when we pray before we call out God will hear our prayers. While we are yet speaking he will hear those who make it into the new system.

Since we know these times are very very near we can be sure God and Jesus care and even death cannot separate us from their love. Jesus was taught by God when he was along side him in heaven and we seen how he healed the sick, felt compassion for those who were hungry. He showed his sorrow when someone died and even showed he had the power to resurrect the dead. So very soon if we remain faithful , loyal and strong we may see our loved ones we lost in death. We only have a short while longer things have rapidly sped up and this wicked system does not have much time life and happy and joyful times are very very near.

(Matthew 9:35-38) 35 And Jesus set out on a tour of all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the good news of the Kingdom and curing every sort of disease and every sort of infirmity. 36 On seeing the crowds, he felt pity for them, because they were skinned and thrown about like sheep without a shepherd. 37 Then he said to his disciples: “Yes, the harvest is great, but the workers are few. 38 Therefore, beg the Master of the harvest to send out workers into his harvest.”

(John 18:35-37) . . .” 36 Jesus answered: “My Kingdom is no part of this world. If my Kingdom were part of this world, my attendants would have fought that I should not be handed over to the Jews. But as it is, my Kingdom is not from this source.” 37 So Pilate said to him: “Well, then, are you a king?” Jesus answered: “You yourself are saying that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is on the side of the truth listens to my voice.”

(John 10:16-18) 16 “And I have other sheep, which are not of this fold; those too I must bring in, and they will listen to my voice, and they will become one flock, one shepherd. 17 This is why the Father loves me, because I surrender my life, so that I may receive it again. 18 No man takes it away from me, but I surrender it of my own initiative. I have authority to surrender it, and I have authority to receive it again. This commandment I received from my Father.”

(Acts 24:14, 15) . . .. 15 And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.

(1 Corinthians 15:20-28) 20 But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep in death. 21 For since death came through a man, resurrection of the dead also comes through a man. 22 For just as in Adam all are dying, so also in the Christ all will be made alive. 23 But each one in his own proper order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who belong to the Christ during his presence. 24 Next, the end, when he hands over the Kingdom to his God and Father, when he has brought to nothing all government and all authority and power. 25 For he must rule as king until God has put all enemies under his feet. 26 And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing. 27 For God “subjected all things under his feet.” But when he says that ‘all things have been subjected,’ it is evident that this does not include the One who subjected all things to him. 28 But when all things will have been subjected to him, then the Son himself will also subject himself to the One who subjected all things to him, that God may be all things to everyone.

(Isaiah 65:17) For look! I am creating new heavens and a new earth; And the former things will not be called to mind, Nor will they come up into the heart.

(Isaiah 65:24) 24 Even before they call out, I will answer; While they are yet speaking, I will hear.

(Romans 8:35-39) 35 Who will separate us from the love of the Christ? Will tribulation or distress or persecution or hunger or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 Just as it is written: “For your sake we are being put to death all day long; we have been accounted as sheep for slaughtering.” 37 On the contrary, in all these things we are coming off completely victorious through the one who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life nor angels nor governments nor things now here nor things to come nor powers 39 nor height nor depth nor any other creation will be able to separate us from God’s love that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

(John 8:27-30) . . .. 28 Jesus then said: “After you have lifted up the Son of man, then you will know that I am he and that I do nothing of my own initiative; but just as the Father taught me, I speak these things. 29 And the One who sent me is with me; he did not abandon me to myself, because I always do the things pleasing to him.” 30 As he was saying these things, many put faith in him.

(John 6:37-40) 37 All those whom the Father gives me will come to me, and I will never drive away the one who comes to me; 38 for I have come down from heaven to do, not my own will, but the will of him who sent me. 39 This is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose none out of all those whom he has given me, but that I should resurrect them on the last day. 40 For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who recognizes the Son and exercises faith in him should have everlasting life, and I will resurrect him on the last day.”

(Hebrews 12:1, 2) 12 So, then, because we have such a great cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also throw off every weight and the sin that easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 as we look intently at the Chief Agent and Perfecter of our faith, Jesus. For the joy that was set before him he endured a torture stake, despising shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

A great tribulation is about to occur we need to prepare.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am not every good at editing.

We are in the time of judgment. Things are rapidly winding down. God has warned us what to look for so we could prepare. God also built up his peoples faith and courage in times past before judgment started. I am going to cover in this blog post how God prepared people and how he also prepared them to receive the the promises he had given them. Those who choose to oppose the beast and refuse to get the mark will be seen as vulnerable just as God’s people were seen in times past. God always protected and saved them no matter how powerful the enemy seemed. God has saved his people and protected them in the past and he will again when the whole world is judged. There is nothing that is secret to him so we have to patiently wait as things are exposed. We are told many will doubt we are in the last days so we have to expect that many will have hardened hearts and will not believe the warnings even with all the signs occurring around them they will be blind to the truth. The bible warns many will choose to believe the lie. So just as in times past we will be criticized by others including our own family and friends for sounding the warning. We have to be patient Jesus is going to expose the truth even now we see the corruption being exposed in world wide governments and religion world wide.

(Exodus 15:8-10)  8 By a breath from your nostrils waters massed together; They stood still, holding back the floods; The surging waters congealed in the heart of the sea.  9 The enemy said: ‘I will pursue! I will overtake! I will divide spoil until I am satisfied! I will draw my sword! My hand will subdue them!’ 10 You blew with your breath, the sea covered them; They sank like lead in majestic waters.

(Ezekiel 38:10-12) 10 “This is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah says: ‘In that day thoughts will come into your heart, and you will devise an evil plan. 11 You will say: “I will invade the land of unprotected settlements. I will come against those living in security, without disturbance, all of them living in settlements unprotected by walls, bars, or gates.” 12 It will be to take much spoil and plunder, to attack the devastated places that are now inhabited and a people regathered from the nations, who are accumulating wealth and property, those who are living in the center of the earth.

(1 Corinthians 4:5) 5 Therefore, do not judge anything before the due time, until the Lord comes. He will bring the secret things of darkness to light and make known the intentions of the hearts, and then each one will receive his praise from God.

(2 Peter 3:2-4) . . .. 3 First of all know this, that in the last days ridiculers will come with their ridicule, proceeding according to their own desires 4 and saying: “Where is this promised presence of his? Why, from the day our forefathers fell asleep in death, all things are continuing exactly as they were from creation’s beginning.”

(Matthew 24:48-51) 48 “But if ever that evil slave says in his heart, ‘My master is delaying,’ 49 and he starts to beat his fellow slaves and to eat and drink with the confirmed drunkards, 50 the master of that slave will come on a day that he does not expect and in an hour that he does not know, 51 and he will punish him with the greatest severity and will assign him his place with the hypocrites. There is where his weeping and the gnashing of his teeth will be.

One of the requirements God has is his people had to worship in truth. They could not have any other gods. As a matter of fact in times past God’s people were known by his name Jehovah, which means one who brings about or causes to happen. In times past those who opposed true worship learned to fear Jehovah’s name because he protect and those who worshiped him in truth and called on his name. When Jesus was restoring true worship he made God’s name known. Many bibles have removed God’s name and have taken it from the bible. How can they know what god is the one true God if they do not know his name. God is a general term and not a name. Even the bible stated there were many God’s but only one true God. If there was someone who promised to protect you but you did not know his name or anything about him would you really trust that person? If people do not know the name of the one true God or do not know anything about him could they fully put trust in him?

(Exodus 23:27-33) 27 “I will send the fear of me ahead of you, and I will throw into confusion all the people you encounter, and I will cause all your enemies to flee from you in defeat. 28 I will send the feeling of dejection ahead of you, and it will drive the Hiʹvites, the Caʹnaan·ites, and the Hitʹtites out from before you. 29 I will not drive them out from before you in one year, so that the land does not become desolate and the wild animals of the field multiply against you. 30 Little by little I will drive them out from before you, until you become fruitful and take possession of the land. 31 “I will set your boundary from the Red Sea to the sea of the Phi·lisʹtines and from the wilderness to the River; for I will give the inhabitants of the land into your hand, and you will drive them out from before you. 32 You must not make a covenant with them or their gods. 33 They should not dwell in your land, so that they may not cause you to sin against me. If you should serve their gods, it would surely become a snare to you.”

(Malachi 1:11) 11 “For from the rising of the sun to its setting, my name will be great among the nations. In every place sacrifices will be made to smoke, and offerings will be made to my name, as a pure gift; because my name will be great among the nations,” says Jehovah of armies.

(Deuteronomy 28:9, 10) . . .. 10 All the peoples of the earth will have to see that Jehovah’s name has been called upon you, and they will be afraid of you.

(John 17:25, 26) . . .. 26 I have made your name known to them and will make it known, so that the love with which you loved me may be in them and I in union with them. . .

We will be asked to leave many things behind. Abraham was very wealthy and he had to leave all this behind. Noah when he entered the ark knew he would be leaving everything behind and never see it again. Many knew they would not see the future promises but they still had faith that God would fulfill what he had promised. Just as Noah survived the flood many who God has found worthy will survive when God’s great day arrives and the fire of his rage consumes the earth.

(Hebrews 11:7-16) 7 By faith Noah, after receiving divine warning of things not yet seen, showed godly fear and constructed an ark for the saving of his household; and through this faith he condemned the world, and he became an heir of the righteousness that results from faith. 8 By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed by going out to a place he was to receive as an inheritance; he went out, although not knowing where he was going. 9 By faith he lived as a foreigner in the land of the promise as in a foreign land, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the very same promise. 10 For he was awaiting the city having real foundations, whose designer and builder is God. 11 By faith also Sarah received power to conceive offspring, even when she was past the age, since she considered Him faithful who made the promise. 12 For this reason, from one man who was as good as dead, there were born children, as many as the stars of heaven in number and as innumerable as the sands by the seaside. 13 In faith all of these died, although they did not receive the fulfillment of the promises; but they saw them from a distance and welcomed them and publicly declared that they were strangers and temporary residents in the land. 14 For those who speak in such a way make it evident that they are earnestly seeking a place of their own. 15 And yet, if they had kept remembering the place from which they had departed, they would have had opportunity to return. 16 But now they are reaching out for a better place, that is, one belonging to heaven. Therefore, God is not ashamed of them, to be called on as their God, for he has prepared a city for them.

(Hebrews 11:32-38) 32 And what more will I say? For time will fail me if I go on to relate about Gidʹe·on, Baʹrak, Samson, Jephʹthah, David, as well as Samuel and the other prophets. 33 Through faith they defeated kingdoms, brought about righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, 34 quenched the force of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, from a weak state were made powerful, became mighty in war, routed invading armies. 35 Women received their dead by resurrection, but other men were tortured because they would not accept release by some ransom, in order that they might attain a better resurrection. 36 Yes, others received their trial by mockings and scourgings, indeed, more than that, by chains and prisons. 37 They were stoned, they were tried, they were sawn in two, they were slaughtered by the sword, they went about in sheepskins, in goatskins, while they were in need, in tribulation, mistreated; 38 and the world was not worthy of them. They wandered about in deserts and mountains and caves and dens of the earth.

(Zephaniah 1:18-2:3) 18 Neither their silver nor their gold will be able to save them in the day of Jehovah’s fury; For by the fire of his zeal the whole earth will be consumed, Because he will make an extermination, indeed a terrible one, of all the inhabitants of the earth.” 2 Gather together, yes, gather yourselves, O nation that feels no shame.  2 Before the decree takes effect, Before the day passes by like chaff, Before the burning anger of Jehovah comes upon you, Before the day of Jehovah’s anger comes upon you,  3 Seek Jehovah, all you meek ones of the earth, Who observe his righteous decrees. Seek righteousness, seek meekness. Probably you will be concealed on the day of Jehovah’s anger.

So how did God prepare those who put faith in him? He first restored true and pure worship. Then he prepared their hearts by having them take in and apply his word so it would guide all they do. Those who delivered the messages and were helping to restore true worship often times were not viewed favorably even by their own people. They often times had to go into hiding , even Jesus sometimes had to do this. Jesus and many of the past prophets did not tell the people what they wanted to hear they told them what they needed to hear. So that we do not get misled or become hardened in our hearts we need to know our bibles well so that we cannot be misled. When you read your bibles there are many examples where they had more love for the false teachers who tickled their ears then for those delivering the truth and trying to teach people what God required. Just as the anger always came to a head and they would attack and try to kill those restoring true worship this will occur again on a world wide scale. Many of us will have to flee or go into hiding. We must do our best to desperate ourselves from false worship so we do not suffer the same fate they will suffer. So we must figuratively write his word on our hearts so it will guide all we do. When we do not understand something we must look into it deeper so we do not get misled. We know the destruction is going to come quickly at a time no one expects so we must be prepared just as Noah and others in times past prepared.

(1 Kings 18:3-6) 3 Meanwhile, Aʹhab called O·ba·diʹah, who was over the household. (Now O·ba·diʹah greatly feared Jehovah, 4 and when Jezʹe·bel was doing away with Jehovah’s prophets, O·ba·diʹah took 100 prophets and hid them 50 to a cave, and he supplied them with bread and water.) 5 Aʹhab then said to O·ba·diʹah: “Go through the land to all the springs of water and to all the valleys. Perhaps we can find enough grass to keep the horses and mules alive and not have all our animals die.” 6 So they divided between themselves the land they were going to pass through. Aʹhab went alone by one way, and O·ba·diʹah went alone by another way.

(1 Kings 19:9-18) 9 There he entered a cave and spent the night; and look! Jehovah’s word came to him, telling him: “What are you doing here, E·liʹjah?” 10 To this he said: “I have been absolutely zealous for Jehovah the God of armies; for the people of Israel have forsaken your covenant, your altars they have torn down, and your prophets they have killed with the sword, and I am the only one left. Now they are seeking to take my life away.” 11 But He said: “Go out and stand on the mountain before Jehovah.” And look! Jehovah was passing by, and a great and strong wind was splitting mountains and breaking crags before Jehovah, but Jehovah was not in the wind. After the wind, there was an earthquake, but Jehovah was not in the earthquake. 12 After the earthquake, there was a fire, but Jehovah was not in the fire. After the fire, there was a calm, low voice. 13 As soon as E·liʹjah heard it, he wrapped his face in his official garment and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. Then a voice asked him: “What are you doing here, E·liʹjah?” 14 To this he said: “I have been absolutely zealous for Jehovah the God of armies; for the people of Israel have forsaken your covenant, your altars they have torn down, and your prophets they have killed with the sword, and I am the only one left. Now they are seeking to take my life away.” 15 Jehovah said to him: “Return, and go to the wilderness of Damascus. When you arrive, anoint Hazʹa·el as king over Syria. 16 And you should anoint Jeʹhu the grandson of Nimʹshi as king over Israel, and you should anoint E·liʹsha the son of Shaʹphat from Aʹbel-me·hoʹlah as prophet to take your place. 17 Anyone escaping from Hazʹa·el’s sword, Jeʹhu will put to death; and anyone escaping from Jeʹhu’s sword, E·liʹsha will put to death. 18 And I still have left 7,000 in Israel, all whose knees have not bent down to Baʹal and whose mouths have not kissed him.”

(2 Timothy 3:15-17) . . .. 16 All Scripture is inspired of God and beneficial for teaching, for reproving, for setting things straight, for disciplining in righteousness, 17 so that the man of God may be fully competent, completely equipped for every good work.

(2 Peter 1:19-2:3) . . .. 20 For you know this first, that no prophecy of Scripture springs from any private interpretation. 21 For prophecy was at no time brought by man’s will, but men spoke from God as they were moved by holy spirit. 2 However, there also came to be false prophets among the people, as there will also be false teachers among you. These will quietly bring in destructive sects, and they will even disown the owner who bought them, bringing speedy destruction upon themselves. 2 Furthermore, many will follow their brazen conduct, and because of them the way of the truth will be spoken of abusively. 3 Also, they will greedily exploit you with counterfeit words. But their judgment, decided long ago, is not moving slowly, and their destruction is not sleeping.

(James 4:4) Adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever, therefore, wants to be a friend of the world is making himself an enemy of God.

(Revelation 18:4) And I heard another voice out of heaven say: “Get out of her, my people, if you do not want to share with her in her sins, and if you do not want to receive part of her plagues.

(1 Corinthians 10:21, 22) 21 You cannot be drinking the cup of Jehovah and the cup of demons; you cannot be partaking of “the table of Jehovah” and the table of demons. 22 Or ‘are we inciting Jehovah to jealousy’? We are not stronger than he is, are we?

(Jeremiah 16:11-13) 11 You must reply to them, ‘“Because your forefathers abandoned me,” declares Jehovah, “and they kept following other gods and serving them and bowing down to them. But me they abandoned, and my law they did not keep. 12 And you have behaved far worse than your forefathers, and each one of you follows the stubbornness of his wicked heart instead of obeying me. 13 So I will hurl you out of this land into a land that neither you nor your forefathers have known, and there you will have to serve other gods day and night, because I will show you no favor.”’

(Revelation 16:8-11) 8 The fourth one poured out his bowl on the sun, and to the sun it was granted to scorch the people with fire. 9 And the people were scorched by the great heat, but they blasphemed the name of God, who has the authority over these plagues, and they did not repent and give glory to him. 10 The fifth one poured out his bowl on the throne of the wild beast. And its kingdom became darkened, and they began to gnaw their tongues because of their pain, 11 but they blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their ulcers, and they did not repent of their works.

(Revelation 16:15, 16) 15 “Look! I am coming as a thief. Happy is the one who stays awake and keeps his outer garments, so that he may not walk naked and people look upon his shamefulness.” 16 And they gathered them together to the place that is called in Hebrew Armageddon. . .

(Revelation 19:19-21) 19 And I saw the wild beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to wage war against the one seated on the horse and against his army. 20 And the wild beast was caught, and along with it the false prophet that performed in front of it the signs with which he misled those who received the mark of the wild beast and those who worship its image. While still alive, they both were hurled into the fiery lake that burns with sulfur. 21 But the rest were killed off with the long sword that proceeded out of the mouth of the one seated on the horse. And all the birds were filled with their flesh.

In times past God would have Israel read his statutes over and over so they would remember them and live them so it would guide and protect them. When you read God’s word a part of your life it prevents the world from robbing you of your identity and give us much more confidence and faith in God. Almost no matter what we endure we can remain happy. So it is very important to set aside time for studying the bible daily and meditating on it. We must be cautious of those who do not want to read the full world of God because it can reveal the intention of the heart so some may react violently when they are faced with the truth. Things are rapidly winding down and very soon we will be told to stop sharing the bible truths. We are not to just believe the bible but we are to meditate on what we have read and research the things we have heard to make sure they are true.

(James 1:22-25) 22 However, become doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves with false reasoning. 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, this one is like a man looking at his own face in a mirror. 24 For he looks at himself, and he goes away and immediately forgets what sort of person he is. 25 But the one who peers into the perfect law that belongs to freedom and continues in it has become, not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work; and he will be happy in what he does. . .

(Matthew 7:24-27) 24 “Therefore, everyone who hears these sayings of mine and does them will be like a discreet man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain poured down and the floods came and the winds blew and lashed against that house, but it did not cave in, for it had been founded on the rock. 26 Furthermore, everyone hearing these sayings of mine and not doing them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 And the rain poured down and the floods came and the winds blew and struck against that house, and it caved in, and its collapse was great.”

(Hebrews 4:12, 13) 12 For the word of God is alive and exerts power and is sharper than any two-edged sword and pierces even to the dividing of soul and spirit, and of joints from the marrow, and is able to discern thoughts and intentions of the heart. 13 And there is not a creation that is hidden from his sight, but all things are naked and openly exposed to the eyes of the one to whom we must give an account. . .

(Joshua 1:7-9) . . .Do not deviate from it either to the right or to the left, so that you may act wisely wherever you go. 8 This book of the Law should not depart from your mouth, and you must read it in an undertone day and night, in order to observe carefully all that is written in it; for then your way will be successful and then you will act wisely. 9 Have I not commanded you? Be courageous and strong. Do not be struck with terror or fear, for Jehovah your God is with you wherever you go. . .

(Acts 17:10, 11) . . .. 11 Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thes·sa·lo·niʹca, for they accepted the word with the greatest eagerness of mind, carefully examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so.

Some of the final prophecies marking the last days have been fulfilled. Only a few have not and that is for the harlot , the beast and it’s allies to establish one government world wide and to buy sell or trade they will try to force people to bow down to the beast instead of God. They will require people to put their faith in a human government instead of God. The beast will offer false hope. Then the beast will turn on the harlot which is false worship and destroy her. The beast is the disgusting thing that Jesus mentioned that we are to be aware of . It is the final act of rebellion against God. It started in the Garden of Eden when Satan convinced Adam and Eve they did not need God to rule over them and guide them. It will come to a climax when man tries to replace God on a world wide scale. Once the beast destroys false religion Satan and his people will become angry and try to destroy those who are worshiping God in truth and then the beast and people world wide would turn on true worship. The bible warns us we will need to flee at this time. Jesus warned some will not even have time to grab their coats we may have to flee so suddenly. The bible does not say if you experience persecution. When you worship it truth it says you will experience persecution. Some may experience it sooner then others. You see these supposed teachers of God’s word that the world is very fond of. They get paid a lot of money. These ones are very famous. They are wolves in sheep’s clothing and they will turn on the sheep when the tribulation starts. The world is found of what belongs to it and we know the whole world lies in the power of the wicked one. Jesus only had the clothes on his back. He did not charge in order to teach. As a matter of fact he stated you received God’s word free you give it free. The apostles worked when they were in service to try and relieve the burden on the congregations they were visiting. Those who follow Jesus examples will be willing to give their lives for their sheep. Jesus referred to ones like that as white washed tombs.

(Matthew 24:15-22) 15 “Therefore, when you catch sight of the disgusting thing that causes desolation, as spoken about by Daniel the prophet, standing in a holy place (let the reader use discernment), 16 then let those in Ju·deʹa begin fleeing to the mountains. 17 Let the man on the housetop not come down to take the goods out of his house, 18 and let the man in the field not return to pick up his outer garment. 19 Woe to the pregnant women and those nursing a baby in those days! 20 Keep praying that your flight may not occur in wintertime nor on the Sabbath day; 21 for then there will be great tribulation such as has not occurred since the world’s beginning until now, no, nor will occur again. 22 In fact, unless those days were cut short, no flesh would be saved; but on account of the chosen ones those days will be cut short.

(Luke 21:20-24) 20 “However, when you see Jerusalem surrounded by encamped armies, then know that the desolating of her has drawn near. 21 Then let those in Ju·deʹa begin fleeing to the mountains, let those in the midst of her leave, and let those in the countryside not enter into her, 22 because these are days for meting out justice in order that all the things written may be fulfilled. 23 Woe to the pregnant women and those nursing a baby in those days! For there will be great distress on the land and wrath against this people. 24 And they will fall by the edge of the sword and be led captive into all the nations; and Jerusalem will be trampled on by the nations until the appointed times of the nations are fulfilled. . .

(2 Timothy 3:12, 13) 12 In fact, all those desiring to live with godly devotion in association with Christ Jesus will also be persecuted. 13 But wicked men and impostors will advance from bad to worse, misleading and being misled.

(Matthew 16:24) Then Jesus said to his disciples: “If anyone wants to come after me, let him disown himself and pick up his torture stake and keep following me.

(John 15:20) Keep in mind the word I said to you: A slave is not greater than his master. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have observed my word, they will also observe

(John 15:17-23) 17 “These things I command you, that you love one another. 18 If the world hates you, you know that it has hated me before it hated you. 19 If you were part of the world, the world would be fond of what is its own. Now because you are no part of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, for this reason the world hates you. 20 Keep in mind the word I said to you: A slave is not greater than his master. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have observed my word, they will also observe yours. 21 But they will do all these things against you on account of my name, because they do not know the One who sent me. 22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they would have no sin. But now they have no excuse for their sin. 23 Whoever hates me also hates my Father.

(John 10:12-15) 12 The hired man, who is not a shepherd and to whom the sheep do not belong, sees the wolf coming and abandons the sheep and flees—and the wolf snatches them and scatters them— 13 because he is a hired man and does not care for the sheep. 14 I am the fine shepherd. I know my sheep and my sheep know me, 15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I surrender my life in behalf of the sheep.

(Matthew 10:6-8) . . .. 7 As you go, preach, saying: ‘The Kingdom of the heavens has drawn near.’ 8 Cure the sick, raise up the dead, make lepers clean, expel demons. You received free, give free.

(Acts 8:18-24) 18 Now when Simon saw that the spirit was given through the laying on of the hands of the apostles, he offered them money, 19 saying: “Give me this authority also, so that anyone on whom I lay my hands may receive holy spirit.” 20 But Peter said to him: “May your silver perish with you, because you thought you could acquire the free gift of God with money. 21 You have neither part nor share in this matter, for your heart is not straight in the sight of God. 22 So repent of this badness of yours, and supplicate Jehovah that, if possible, the wicked intention of your heart may be forgiven you; 23 for I see you are a bitter poison and a slave of unrighteousness.” 24 In answer Simon said to them: “Make supplication for me to Jehovah that none of the things you have said may come upon me.”

(John 10:13-15) . . .. 14 I am the fine shepherd. I know my sheep and my sheep know me, 15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I surrender my life in behalf of the sheep.

(John 15:13) No one has love greater than this, that someone should surrender his life in behalf of his friends.

(1 John 3:16) By this we have come to know love, because that one surrendered his life for us, and we are under obligation to surrender our lives for our brothers.

(1 Timothy 4:1, 2) 4 However, the inspired word clearly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to misleading inspired statements and teachings of demons, 2 by means of the hypocrisy of men who speak lies, whose conscience is seared as with a branding iron.

(2 Peter 2:3) 3 Also, they will greedily exploit you with counterfeit words. But their judgment, decided long ago, is not moving slowly, and their destruction is not sleeping.

(2 Timothy 3:1-5) 3 But know this, that in the last days critical times hard to deal with will be here. 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, haughty, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, disloyal, 3 having no natural affection, not open to any agreement, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, without love of goodness, 4 betrayers, headstrong, puffed up with pride, lovers of pleasures rather than lovers of God, 5 having an appearance of godliness but proving false to its power; and from these turn away. . .

(Matthew 23:27-31) 27 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because you resemble whitewashed graves, which outwardly indeed appear beautiful but inside are full of dead men’s bones and of every sort of uncleanness. 28 In the same way, on the outside you appear righteous to men, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness. 29 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because you build the graves of the prophets and decorate the tombs of the righteous ones, 30 and you say, ‘If we had lived in the days of our forefathers, we would not have shared with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.’ 31 Therefore, you are testifying against yourselves that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets.

(2 Timothy 2:2-5) . . .. 3 As a fine soldier of Christ Jesus, take your part in suffering adversity. 4 No man serving as a soldier involves himself in the commercial businesses of life, in order to gain the approval of the one who enrolled him as a soldier. 5 And even in the games, anyone who competes is not crowned unless he has competed according to the rules.

We have to build our faith now. A time is coming when indecisiveness could cost us our lives. By building our knowledge of God, by learning to rely on him and to seek him out often in prayer we build our faith. Many are indecisive and are like waves on the ocean whichever way the wind blows this is the way they will go. By knowing what God requires and worshiping him in truth we know when to make our yes mean yes and our no mean no which will protect us and get us through what is about to occur. By studying Gods word. Praying to him and working towards our payers we are building our faith. The bible tells us anything done without faith is a sin. So we must have faith in God’s word, faith in the future promises. We must have faith that he has seated Jesus on the heavenly thrown and is about to give Jesus the command to set matters straight. Right now God may tolerate our serving two masters but the time for indecisiveness will end and if we are serving two masters and not serving God wholehearted it could cost us our life. The bible does not say if we experience tribulation and persecution it says when we experience it. Some may experience them sooner then others but we all will experience it. We can find comfort in Gods word knowing Jesus is going to set matters straight and many will walk through the great tribulation. Just as in times past when God judged a nation his people had to flee or go into hiding to escape the judgment we to will have to flee or go into hiding. When it is time to flee to delay would show a lack of faith and we have covered how doing anything without faith is a sin. We have to trust God with our whole soul, and our whole minds.

(James 1:5-8) . . .. 6 But let him keep asking in faith, not doubting at all, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven by the wind and blown about. 7 In fact, that man should not expect to receive anything from Jehovah; 8 he is an indecisive man, unsteady in all his ways.

(Isaiah 55:6, 7)  6 Search for Jehovah while he may be found. Call to him while he is near.  7 Let the wicked man leave his way And the evil man his thoughts; Let him return to Jehovah, who will have mercy on him, To our God, for he will forgive in a large way.

(Romans 14:22, 23) . . .. 23 But if he has doubts, he is already condemned if he eats, because he does not eat based on faith. Indeed, everything that is not based on faith is sin.

(Matthew 6:24-32) 24 “No one can slave for two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will stick to the one and despise the other. You cannot slave for God and for Riches. 25 “On this account I say to you: Stop being anxious about your lives as to what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your bodies as to what you will wear. Does not life mean more than food and the body than clothing? 26 Observe intently the birds of heaven; they do not sow seed or reap or gather into storehouses, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth more than they are? 27 Who of you by being anxious can add one cubit to his life span? 28 Also, why are you anxious about clothing? Take a lesson from the lilies of the field, how they grow; they do not toil, nor do they spin; 29 but I tell you that not even Solʹo·mon in all his glory was arrayed as one of these. 30 Now if this is how God clothes the vegetation of the field that is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much rather clothe you, you with little faith? 31 So never be anxious and say, ‘What are we to eat?’ or, ‘What are we to drink?’ or, ‘What are we to wear?’ 32 For all these are the things the nations are eagerly pursuing. Your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.

(James 1:2-4) 2 Consider it all joy, my brothers, when you meet with various trials, 3 knowing as you do that this tested quality of your faith produces endurance. 4 But let endurance complete its work, so that you may be complete and sound in all respects, not lacking in anything.

(Luke 10:25-28) 25 Now look! a man versed in the Law stood up to test him and said: “Teacher, what do I need to do to inherit everlasting life?” 26 He said to him: “What is written in the Law? How do you read?” 27 In answer he said: “‘You must love Jehovah your God with your whole heart and with your whole soul and with your whole strength and with your whole mind’ and ‘your neighbor as yourself.’” 28 He said to him: “You answered correctly; keep doing this and you will get life.. . .

(Matthew 24:20-22) 20 Keep praying that your flight may not occur in wintertime nor on the Sabbath day; 21 for then there will be great tribulation such as has not occurred since the world’s beginning until now, no, nor will occur again. 22 In fact, unless those days were cut short, no flesh would be saved; but on account of the chosen ones those days will be cut short. . .

(Daniel 12:1) 12 “During that time Miʹcha·el will stand up, the great prince who is standing in behalf of your people. And there will occur a time of distress such as has not occurred since there came to be a nation until that time. And during that time your people will escape, everyone who is found written down in the book. . .

(Revelation 7:13-17) 13 In response one of the elders said to me: “These who are dressed in the white robes, who are they and where did they come from?” 14 So right away I said to him: “My lord, you are the one who knows.” And he said to me: “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15 That is why they are before the throne of God, and they are rendering him sacred service day and night in his temple; and the One seated on the throne will spread his tent over them. 16 They will hunger no more nor thirst anymore, neither will the sun beat down on them nor any scorching heat, 17 because the Lamb, who is in the midst of the throne, will shepherd them and will guide them to springs of waters of life. And God will wipe out every tear from their eyes.”

(Jeremiah 25:31-33) 31 ‘A noise will resound to the ends of the earth, For Jehovah has a controversy with the nations. He will personally pass judgment on all humans. And he will put the wicked to the sword,’ declares Jehovah. 32 This is what Jehovah of armies says: ‘Look! A calamity is spreading from nation to nation, And a great tempest will be unleashed from the remotest parts of the earth. 33 “‘And those slain by Jehovah in that day will be from one end of the earth clear to the other end of the earth. They will not be mourned, nor will they be gathered up or buried. They will become like manure on the surface of the ground.’

So how can we identify true worship? We were warned the great apostasy would exist for a while before true worship was restored. Jesus also stated the gate to life is narrow and few would take it indicating most would not worship in truth. The great apostasy has been revealed by those teaching how to worship in truth and giving hope in the future promises the heavenly kingdom will bring. As a matter of fact the preaching of the heavenly kingdom throughout the whole earth is one of the final prophecies. This world wide work has been done in every nations from door to door. This witnessing work would expose the great apostasy and expose false worship. The bible said we would know them by their fruits and just as the pharisees talked a good talk and appeared to be righteous on the outside their hearts were far removed from God and they put undo burdens on people with their traditions of man. They lacked humility to serve others. Jesus set the example of how a real servant of God would behave when he washed the disciples feet which is something a servant would have done. We are warned that destructive sects would arise many there would be many led astray by false teaching and it is why there are so many different religious sects now days. We know we are in the last days because there would be signs of world wide distress. It is this witnessing work that will help to defeat Satan. He accuses just as he did Job saying that people only obey God not because they love and trust him but because he blesses them. So when we endure hardships and still love and trust God we are proving Satan to be the liar that he is.

(Matthew 7:13-20) 13 “Go in through the narrow gate, because broad is the gate and spacious is the road leading off into destruction, and many are going in through it; 14 whereas narrow is the gate and cramped the road leading off into life, and few are finding it. 15 “Be on the watch for the false prophets who come to you in sheep’s covering, but inside they are ravenous wolves. 16 By their fruits you will recognize them. Never do people gather grapes from thorns or figs from thistles, do they? 17 Likewise, every good tree produces fine fruit, but every rotten tree produces worthless fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear worthless fruit, nor can a rotten tree produce fine fruit. 19 Every tree not producing fine fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Really, then, by their fruits you will recognize those men.

(2 Thessalonians 2:3-5) 3 Let no one lead you astray in any way, because it will not come unless the apostasy comes first and the man of lawlessness gets revealed, the son of destruction. 4 He stands in opposition and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he sits down in the temple of God, publicly showing himself to be a god. 5 Do you not remember that when I was still with you, I used to tell you these things?

(2 Peter 2:1-3) 2 However, there also came to be false prophets among the people, as there will also be false teachers among you. These will quietly bring in destructive sects, and they will even disown the owner who bought them, bringing speedy destruction upon themselves. 2 Furthermore, many will follow their brazen conduct, and because of them the way of the truth will be spoken of abusively. 3 Also, they will greedily exploit you with counterfeit words. But their judgment, decided long ago, is not moving slowly, and their destruction is not sleeping.

(John 13:2-11) . . .. 3 So Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands and that he came from God and was going to God, 4 got up from the evening meal and laid aside his outer garments. And taking a towel, he wrapped it around his waist. 5 After that he put water into a basin and started to wash the feet of the disciples and to dry them off with the towel that was wrapped around him. 6 Then he came to Simon Peter. He said to him: “Lord, are you washing my feet?” 7 Jesus answered him: “What I am doing you do not understand now, but you will understand after these things.” 8 Peter said to him: “You will certainly never wash my feet.” Jesus answered him: “Unless I wash you, you have no share with me.” 9 Simon Peter said to him: “Lord, wash not only my feet but also my hands and my head.” 10 Jesus said to him: “Whoever has bathed does not need to have more than his feet washed, but is completely clean. And you men are clean, but not all of you.” 11 For he knew the man who was betraying him. This is why he said: “Not all of you are clean.”

(Isaiah 43:10) 10 “You are my witnesses,” declares Jehovah, “Yes, my servant whom I have chosen, So that you may know and have faith in me And understand that I am the same One. Before me no God was formed, And after me there has been none.

(Matthew 24:14) 14 And this good news of the Kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.

(Revelation 12:10-12) . . .“Now have come to pass the salvation and the power and the Kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ, because the accuser of our brothers has been hurled down, who accuses them day and night before our God! 11 And they conquered him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their witnessing, and they did not love their souls even in the face of death. 12 On this account be glad, you heavens and you who reside in them! Woe for the earth and for the sea, because the Devil has come down to you, having great anger, knowing that he has a short period of time.. . .

So lets cover some more aspects to true worship. For example what are some things God required in the past? In the past they were to use no images in their worship of heaven above or earth below. We are to worship in spirit. God requires exclusive devotion. We are told not to learn the customs of the nations which can be a form of idolatry. Often times these customs involve materialism as expressions of love or involve giving honor to mythical characters instead of God. God requires exclusive devotion.

The nation of Israel would become a spiritual nation in fulfillment of the promise made to Abraham that his seed would bless all the families of the ground. Jesus fulfilled this and other covenants which opened the door for those who were not a part of Israel to become a part of the spiritual nation that the new covenant Jesus made had brought about. Jesus told the pharisees the nation would be taken from them and given to a nation bearing the fruits of it. So this nation would be given to those restoring true worship. The nation of Israel had God’s perfect laws to guide them and they still failed miserably which demonstrated that the heavenly kingdom under Jesus rule in the heavenly kingdom is the only thing that can restore true worship and fix all the things man has done. The pharisees new of the bible prophecy but resisted Jesus because it meant they would need to change and accept the changes that were going to be made as Jesus fulfilled the old covenants and instituted the prophesied new covenant. Jesus gave us an example of what this true worship would look like but as shown earlier after the last of the apostles died the great apostasy would exist for a while then true worship would be restored.

(Matthew 4:10) Then Jesus said to him: “Go away, Satan! For it is written: ‘It is Jehovah your God you must worship, and it is to him alone you must render sacred service.

(Exodus 34:13-16) . . .. 14 You must not bow down to another god, for Jehovah is known for requiring exclusive devotion. Yes, he is a God who requires exclusive devotion. 15 Be careful not to make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, because when they prostitute themselves to their gods and sacrifice to their gods, someone will invite you and you will eat from his sacrifice. 16 Then you will surely take some of their daughters for your sons, and their daughters will prostitute themselves to their gods and cause your sons to prostitute themselves to their gods.

(Deuteronomy 5:8-10) 8 “‘You must not make for yourself a carved image or a form like anything that is in the heavens above or on the earth below or in the waters under the earth. 9 You must not bow down to them nor be led to serve them, for I, Jehovah your God, am a God who requires exclusive devotion, bringing punishment for the error of fathers upon sons, upon the third generation and upon the fourth generation of those who hate me, 10 but showing loyal love to the thousandth generation of those who love me and keep my commandments.

1 John 5:19-21 20 But we know that the Son of God has come, and he has given us insight so that we may gain the knowledge of the one who is true. And we are in union with the one who is true, by means of his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and life everlasting. 21 Little children, guard yourselves from idols.

(Jeremiah 10:1-4) 10 Hear the word that Jehovah has spoken against you, O house of Israel. 2 This is what Jehovah says: “Do not learn the way of the nations, And do not be terrified by the signs of the heavens Because the nations are terrified by them.  3 For the customs of the peoples are a delusion. It is just a tree of the forest that is cut down, Worked by the hands of the craftsman with his tool.  4 They adorn it with silver and gold And fasten it with hammer and nails so that it will not fall over.

(Genesis 12:1-3) 12 And Jehovah said to Aʹbram: “Go out from your land and away from your relatives and from the house of your father to the land that I will show you. 2 I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you, and I will make your name great, and you will become a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who calls down evil on you, and all the families of the ground will certainly be blessed by means of you.. . .

(Galatians 3:7-14) 7 Surely you know that it is those who adhere to faith who are sons of Abraham. 8 Now the scripture, foreseeing that God would declare people of the nations righteous through faith, declared the good news beforehand to Abraham, namely: “By means of you all the nations will be blessed.” 9 So those who adhere to faith are being blessed together with Abraham, who had faith. 10 All those who depend on works of law are under a curse, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who does not remain in all the things written in the scroll of the Law by doing them.” 11 Moreover, it is evident that by law no one is declared righteous with God, because “the righteous one will live by reason of faith.” 12 Now the Law is not based on faith. Rather, “anyone who does these things will live by means of them.” 13 Christ purchased us, releasing us from the curse of the Law by becoming a curse instead of us, because it is written: “Accursed is every man hung upon a stake.” 14 This was so that the blessing of Abraham would come to the nations by means of Christ Jesus, so that we might receive the promised spirit through our faith.

(Matthew 21:43, 44) 43 This is why I say to you, the Kingdom of God will be taken from you and be given to a nation producing its fruits. 44 Also, the person falling on this stone will be shattered. As for anyone on whom it falls, it will crush him.”

(1 Peter 2:8-10) . . .. 9 But you are “a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for special possession, that you should declare abroad the excellencies” of the One who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 10 For you were once not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not been shown mercy, but now you have received mercy.

(Hosea 2:23) 23 I will sow her like seed for myself in the earth, And I will show mercy to her who was not shown mercy; I will say to those not my people: “You are my people,” And they will say: “You are my God.. . .

(Galatians 3:26-29) 26 You are all, in fact, sons of God through your faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For all of you who were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor freeman, there is neither male nor female, for you are all one in union with Christ Jesus. 29 Moreover, if you belong to Christ, you are really Abraham’s offspring, heirs with reference to a promise.

(Romans 10:11-15) 11 For the scripture says: “No one who rests his faith on him will be disappointed.” 12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek. There is the same Lord over all, who is rich toward all those calling on him. 13 For “everyone who calls on the name of Jehovah will be saved.” 14 However, how will they call on him if they have not put faith in him? How, in turn, will they put faith in him about whom they have not heard? How, in turn, will they hear without someone to preach? 15 How, in turn, will they preach unless they have been sent out? Just as it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who declare good news of good things!”

So what would this spiritual Israel be called? Where would they come from? The bible teaches us that these people would be from throughout the whole earth. We get a clue also in the scriptures when God states he will take a people out of the nations for his name. This nation of Israel would be a people who once were not God’s people but the ransom sacrifice opened the door for people from all nations of the world to worship the one true God. Just as God’s people were called by his name in the post and known for using his name so would those who returned to worshiping in truth.

(Hosea 2:23) I will sow her like seed for myself in the earth, And I will show mercy to her who was not shown mercy; I will say to those not my people: “You are my people,” And they will say: “You are my God.”’”

(Romans 9:25, 26) 25 It is as he says also in Ho·seʹa: “Those not my people I will call ‘my people,’ and her who was not loved, ‘beloved’; 26 and in the place where it was said to them, ‘You are not my people,’ there they will be called ‘sons of the living God.’”

(Amos 9:9-12)  9 ‘For look! I am giving the command, And I will shake the house of Israel among all the nations, Just as one shakes a sieve, And not a pebble falls to the ground. 10 They will die by the sword, all the sinners of my people, Those who are saying, “The calamity will not come near us or reach us.”’ 11 ‘In that day I will raise up the booth of David that is fallen, I will repair the breaches, And I will restore its ruins; I will rebuild it as in the days of long ago, 12 So that they may take possession of what is remaining of Eʹdom, And all the nations on whom my name has been called,’ declares Jehovah, who is doing this.

(Acts 15:12-21) . . .. 13 After they finished speaking, James replied: “Men, brothers, hear me. 14 Symʹe·on has related thoroughly how God for the first time turned his attention to the nations to take out of them a people for his name. 15 And with this the words of the Prophets agree, just as it is written: 16 ‘After these things I will return and raise up again the tent of David that is fallen down; I will rebuild its ruins and restore it, 17 so that the men who remain may earnestly seek Jehovah, together with people of all the nations, people who are called by my name, says Jehovah, who is doing these things, 18 known from of old.’ 19 Therefore, my decision is not to trouble those from the nations who are turning to God, 20 but to write them to abstain from things polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from what is strangled, and from blood. 21 For from ancient times Moses has had those who preach him in city after city, because he is read aloud in the synagogues on every sabbath.”

(Isaiah 43:5-7) 5 Do not be afraid, for I am with you. I will bring your offspring from the east And gather you together from the west.  6 I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’ And to the south, ‘Do not hold them back. Bring my sons from afar, and my daughters from the ends of the earth,  7 Everyone who is called by my name And whom I created for my own glory, Whom I have formed and made.’

(Revelation 3:12, 13) 12 “‘The one who conquers—I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God, and he will by no means go out from it anymore, and I will write upon him the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the New Jerusalem that descends out of heaven from my God, and my own new name. 13 Let the one who has an ear hear what the spirit says to the congregations.’

What is the mark of the beast and the meaning of the number 666?

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

Much of Revelations is in signs. So much of revelation is in signs or symbols that we need to have knowledge of the meanings in order to understand what they mean. The bible even said the meaning of those signs would not be revealed until the last days. It is very important to know what this mark is and how we could avoid receiving the mark because those who receive the mark will be destroyed , so would loose the free gift of eternal life. The beast and kings of the earth will join together towards a goal of setting up a one world system or order of doing things in an attempt to completely remove God from peoples lives in an attempt to replace God’s rightful place and that is to rule over the earth and guide man. So it is very important we learn to identify the beast and it’s allies so we do not get deceived into receiving the mark. We have to keep in mind Satan’s attacks are not always obvious they are usually subtle and he uses either ignorance of God’s laws or a lack of faith to lure others into doing his will. We also need to learn to identify the harlot also known as Babylon the great in Revelations because God will put it into the beast and it’s allies to destroy the harlot and those who are a part of this spiritual prostitution will suffer the same fate as the harlot when God puts it into the beast and it’s allies to destroy the harlot. Then those who sided with the beast instead of God will be destroyed.

Since Revelation is a book of signs we need to know how to find those signs and what those signs represent. These signs have been used throughout the bible. Those signs reveal to us the meaning of the signs in Revelations and also helps us determine which parts of Revelation are signs and which parts are literal.

(Revelation 1:1-3) 1 A revelation by Jesus Christ, which God gave him, to show his slaves the things that must shortly take place. And he sent his angel and presented it in signs through him to his slave John, 2 who bore witness to the word God gave and to the witness Jesus Christ gave, yes, to all the things he saw. 3 Happy is the one who reads aloud and those who hear the words of this prophecy and who observe the things written in it, for the appointed time is near.

(Revelation 19:19-21) 19 And I saw the wild beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to wage war against the one seated on the horse and against his army. 20 And the wild beast was caught, and along with it the false prophet that performed in front of it the signs with which he misled those who received the mark of the wild beast and those who worship its image. While still alive, they both were hurled into the fiery lake that burns with sulfur. 21 But the rest were killed off with the long sword that proceeded out of the mouth of the one seated on the horse. And all the birds were filled with their flesh.

(Revelation 17:15-18) 15 He said to me: “The waters that you saw, where the prostitute is sitting, mean peoples and crowds and nations and tongues. 16 And the ten horns that you saw and the wild beast, these will hate the prostitute and will make her devastated and naked, and they will eat up her flesh and completely burn her with fire. 17 For God put it into their hearts to carry out his thought, yes, to carry out their one thought by giving their kingdom to the wild beast, until the words of God will have been accomplished. 18 And the woman whom you saw means the great city that has a kingdom over the kings of the earth.”

(Revelation 19:19-21) 19 And I saw the wild beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to wage war against the one seated on the horse and against his army. 20 And the wild beast was caught, and along with it the false prophet that performed in front of it the signs with which he misled those who received the mark of the wild beast and those who worship its image. While still alive, they both were hurled into the fiery lake that burns with sulfur. 21 But the rest were killed off with the long sword that proceeded out of the mouth of the one seated on the horse. And all the birds were filled with their flesh.

God had the ones desiring righteousness marked in the past and he is figuratively marking his people now. The difference between those who chose God’s side and those who did not would become very clear. Those who chose God’s side would detest the lack of faith , loyalty and obedience to God. These would include the 144,000 bought from the earth who will rule with Christ and the other sheep who walk through the great tribulation and dwell on the earth. Most know that 666 is a symbol of the mark of the beast. Keep in mind it is a symbol and not a literal mark. This is why it is called a mans mark. So we have to discern what this symbol means and how a person who has the mark is identified. One clue is these ones will still be allowed to buy sell and trade while those who did not receive the mark will not be permitted to.

(Ezekiel 9:3, 4) . . .. 4 Jehovah said to him: “Go through the city, through Jerusalem, and put a mark on the foreheads of the men who are sighing and groaning over all the detestable things that are being done in the city.”

(Psalm 119:53) I am seized with burning rage because of the wicked, Who forsake your law.

(2 Peter 2:7, 8) And he rescued righteous Lot, who was greatly distressed by the brazen conduct of the lawless people— 8 for day after day that righteous man was tormenting his righteous soul over the lawless deeds that he saw and heard while dwelling among them.

(Revelation 14:1-5) 14 Then I saw, and look! the Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with him 144,000 who have his name and the name of his Father written on their foreheads. 2 I heard a sound coming out of heaven like the sound of many waters and like the sound of loud thunder; and the sound that I heard was like singers who accompany themselves by playing on their harps. 3 And they are singing what seems to be a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders, and no one was able to master that song except the 144,000, who have been bought from the earth. 4 These are the ones who did not defile themselves with women; in fact, they are virgins. These are the ones who keep following the Lamb no matter where he goes. These were bought from among mankind as firstfruits to God and to the Lamb, 5 and no deceit was found in their mouths; they are without blemish. . .

(John 10:16) 16 “And I have other sheep, which are not of this fold; those too I must bring in, and they will listen to my voice, and they will become one flock, one shepherd. . .

Those who oppose God are being marked now and will be marked on a much bigger scale very soon and it will become more obvious as they bring down false worship. Those who refuse the mark will not be allowed to buy sell or trade.

(Revelation 13:16-18) 16 It puts under compulsion all people—the small and the great, the rich and the poor, the free and the slaves—that these should be marked on their right hand or on their forehead, 17 and that nobody can buy or sell except a person having the mark, the name of the wild beast or the number of its name. 18 This is where it calls for wisdom: Let the one who has insight calculate the number of the wild beast, for it is a man’s number, and its number is 666.

(Revelations 13:3,16,17  Revelation 14:9,10 .

  If you read Revelations 13 and 14:1  you will see that the mark is the name of something in a position of authority. A human government. It will have authority over the whole earth. The number represents a name.  The number seven represents fullness or completeness in the bible. For example God completed the earth on the seventh day. In Matthew 18:22 Jesus emphasized the importance of forgiving someone completely by stating seventy seven times we must forgive someone. So by having two sevens side by side it emphasizes how complete the forgiveness must be. If the number 6 is not reaching the mark then it represents the incompleteness of that Government. Since we are imperfect humans then our rule cannot be perfect  like a government set up by God. So the number 666 represents a government that will have authority over the whole earth, it will be a human government that is trying to replace God’s right to rule over man. So just like Adam and Eve’s rebellion in the garden of Eden when they thought we didn’t need God this will be the ultimate rebellion.

Revelations 19:1 Tells us that the beast and those who received the mark will be cast into the lake of fire.

In Deuteronomy we get and idea of how God’s people are marked. They not only read God’s word but they live his word. They figuratively write them on their hearts. In other words God’s word would guide all they do. So they would stand out from those who do not have God’s word written on their hearts.

(Deuteronomy 11:18-21) 18 “You must impress these words of mine on your heart and your soul and bind them as a reminder on your hand, and they should be like a headband on your forehead. 19 Teach them to your children, speaking about them when you sit in your house and when you walk on the road and when you lie down and when you get up. 20 Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, 21 so that you and your sons may live long in the land that Jehovah swore to give to your forefathers, for as long as the heavens are over the earth.

So those who put their faith in this world wide political organization or this one world order instead of God will have the figurative mark. Also those who oppose true worship, faith and obedience to God will have the figurative mark. Just as it was obvious in times past who God’s enemies were and who were faithful and trusted God in times past. They would try to induce fear of man and try to get God’s people to bow down to human governments or rulers instead of God. The bible tells us we are to obey God over man and we are to bow to no man. Many do not realize nationalism is an act of worship. Only this nationalism would be on a world wide scale and they would be giving their trust and honor to the beast. And those who do not honor the beast they would try to kill. If you notice the harlot which is false religion is mentioned as empowering the beast. So false religion plays a huge part in helping to establish the one world order that will soon occur which is the beast mentioned in the bible. The bible warns us to get out of her.

(Exodus 20:4-6) 4 “You must not make for yourself a carved image or a form like anything that is in the heavens above or on the earth below or in the waters under the earth. 5 You must not bow down to them nor be enticed to serve them, for I, Jehovah your God, am a God who requires exclusive devotion, bringing punishment for the error of fathers upon sons, upon the third generation and upon the fourth generation of those who hate me, 6 but showing loyal love to the thousandth generation of those who love me and keep my commandments.

(1 Chronicles 20:6, 7) 6 War broke out yet again at Gath, where there was a man of extraordinary size, with 6 fingers on each hand and 6 toes on each foot, 24 in all; and he too was a descendant of the Rephʹa·im. 7 He kept taunting Israel. So Jonʹa·than the son of Shimʹe·a, David’s brother, struck him down.

(Daniel 3:1, 2) 3 Neb·u·chad·nezʹzar the king made an image of gold that was 60 cubits high and 6 cubits wide. He set it up on the plain of Duʹra in the province of Babylon. 2 Then King Neb·u·chad·nezʹzar sent word to assemble the satraps, prefects, governors, advisers, treasurers, judges, magistrates, and all the administrators of the provinces to come to the inauguration of the image that King Neb·u·chad·nezʹzar had set up.

(Daniel 3:3-7) 3 So the satraps, prefects, governors, advisers, treasurers, judges, magistrates, and all the administrators of the provinces assembled for the inauguration of the image that King Neb·u·chad·nezʹzar had set up. And they stood in front of the image that Neb·u·chad·nezʹzar had set up. 4 The herald loudly proclaimed: “You are commanded, O peoples, nations, and language groups, 5 that when you hear the sound of the horn, pipe, zither, triangular harp, stringed instrument, bagpipe, and all the other musical instruments, you must fall down and worship the image of gold that King Neb·u·chad·nezʹzar has set up. 6 Whoever does not fall down and worship will immediately be thrown into the burning fiery furnace.” 7 So when all the peoples heard the sound of the horn, pipe, zither, triangular harp, stringed instrument, and all the other musical instruments, all the peoples, nations, and language groups fell down and worshipped the image of gold that King Neb·u·chad·nezʹzar had set up.

(Daniel 3:15-18) 15 Now when you hear the sound of the horn, the pipe, the zither, the triangular harp, the stringed instrument, the bagpipe, and all the other musical instruments, if you are ready to fall down and worship the image that I have made, fine. But if you refuse to worship, you will immediately be thrown into the burning fiery furnace. And who is the god who can rescue you out of my hands?” 16 Shaʹdrach, Meʹshach, and A·bedʹne·go answered the king: “O Neb·u·chad·nezʹzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. 17 If it must be, our God whom we serve is able to rescue us from the burning fiery furnace, O king, and to rescue us from your hand. 18 But even if he does not, let it be known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold that you have set up.”

(Revelation 18:4-8) 4 And I heard another voice out of heaven say: “Get out of her, my people, if you do not want to share with her in her sins, and if you do not want to receive part of her plagues. 5 For her sins have massed together clear up to heaven, and God has called her acts of injustice to mind. 6 Repay her in the way she treated others, yes, pay her back double for the things she has done; in the cup she has mixed, mix a double portion for her. 7 To the extent that she glorified herself and lived in shameless luxury, to that extent give her torment and mourning. For she keeps saying in her heart: ‘I sit as queen, and I am not a widow, and I will never see mourning.’ 8 That is why in one day her plagues will come, death and mourning and famine, and she will be completely burned with fire, because Jehovah God, who judged her, is strong. . .

(Jeremiah 51:44-46) 44 I will turn my attention to Bel in Babylon, And I will take out of his mouth what he has swallowed. To him nations will stream no more, And the wall of Babylon will fall. 45 Get out of her midst, my people! Escape for your lives from the burning anger of Jehovah! 46 Do not be fainthearted or afraid about the report to be heard in the land. In one year the report will come, And the next year another report, Of violence in the land and of ruler against ruler.

We know the beast is a world wide political figure because it has authority over people of the whole earth. This beast would rise from the sea. Since Revelation is a book of sign we should learn what the meaning of sea is in terms of it’s symbolism. The beast combines some of the features of the beast in Daniel and aspects of that beast are political figures.

(Revelation 13:1-8) 13 And it stood still on the sand of the sea. And I saw a wild beast ascending out of the sea, with ten horns and seven heads, and on its horns ten diadems, but on its heads blasphemous names. 2 Now the wild beast that I saw was like a leopard, but its feet were like those of a bear, and its mouth was like a lion’s mouth. And the dragon gave to the beast its power and its throne and great authority. 3 I saw that one of its heads seemed to have been fatally wounded, but its mortal wound had been healed, and all the earth followed the wild beast with admiration. 4 And they worshipped the dragon because it gave the authority to the wild beast, and they worshipped the wild beast with the words: “Who is like the wild beast, and who can do battle with it?” 5 It was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and it was given authority to act for 42 months. 6 And it opened its mouth in blasphemies against God to blaspheme his name and his dwelling place, even those residing in heaven. 7 It was permitted to wage war with the holy ones and conquer them, and it was given authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation. 8 And all those who dwell on the earth will worship it. From the founding of the world, not one of their names has been written in the scroll of life of the Lamb who was slaughtered.

(Daniel 7:17-22) 17 “‘These huge beasts, four in number, are four kings who will stand up from the earth. 18 But the holy ones of the Supreme One will receive the kingdom, and they will possess the kingdom forever, yes, forever and ever.’ 19 “Then I wanted to know more about the fourth beast, which was different from all the others; it was extraordinarily fearsome, with iron teeth and copper claws, and it was devouring and crushing, and trampling down what was left with its feet; 20 and about the ten horns on its head, and the other horn that came up and before which three fell, the horn that had eyes and a mouth speaking arrogantly and whose appearance was bigger than that of the others. 21 “I kept watching as that horn made war on the holy ones, and it was prevailing against them, 22 until the Ancient of Days came and judgment was rendered in favor of the holy ones of the Supreme One, and the appointed time arrived for the holy ones to take possession of the kingdom.

Revelations gives us a hint when it states the waters we see means peoples, nations and tongues. So the beast will rise up from the people. Why does the bible refer to the peoples as the sea? We get a clue in Isaiah when God compares the wicked to the sea. This is why it is very important to be no part of the world especially when the wold tries to force people to bow to the beast in opposition to God.

(Revelation 17:15-18) 15 He said to me: “The waters that you saw, where the prostitute is sitting, mean peoples and crowds and nations and tongues. 16 And the ten horns that you saw and the wild beast, these will hate the prostitute and will make her devastated and naked, and they will eat up her flesh and completely burn her with fire. 17 For God put it into their hearts to carry out his thought, yes, to carry out their one thought by giving their kingdom to the wild beast, until the words of God will have been accomplished. 18 And the woman whom you saw means the great city that has a kingdom over the kings of the earth. So the deaths in the sea are the people who die because they opposed God.

(Isaiah 57:20, 21) 20 “But the wicked are like the restless sea that cannot calm down, And its waters keep tossing up seaweed and mire. 21 There is no peace,” says my God, “for the wicked.”

(Isaiah 17:12) 12 Listen! There is a commotion of many peoples, Who are as boisterous as the seas! There is an uproar of nations, Whose sound is like the roar of mighty waters!

(Revelation 16:3) 3 The second one poured out his bowl into the sea. And it became blood like that of a dead man, and every living creature died, yes, the things in the sea.

(1 John 4:4-6) 4 You originate with God, little children, and you have conquered them, because the one who is in union with you is greater than the one who is in union with the world. 5 They originate with the world; that is why they speak what originates with the world and the world listens to them. 6 We originate with God. Whoever comes to know God listens to us; whoever does not originate with God does not listen to us. By this we distinguish the inspired statement of truth from the inspired statement of error.

We need not fear because mans dominating man to our injury is about to end. The original lie in the garden of Eden that we did not need God will be thoroughly proven to be a lie by the beast. This one world system will be the ultimate rebellion against God in man believing we do not need God and this one world system will try to completely replace God’s rightful place to rule over man and to guide us. Humans can be corrupted and deceived God cannot be. Humans are like waves on the ocean indecisive and constantly changing their minds. God does not change. This is why we cannot trust any human but our trust should be with God and we should let his word guide all we do now more then ever.

We know Satan will give this beast it’s authority because the bible had warned us the whole world lies in the power of the wicked one. Man can be easily manipulated and deceived by Satan so it is easy for him to control world governments. We are living in the times when Jesus has sat on the thrown and Satan and the demons have been cast out of heaven. They know they have very little time left so they have a lot of anger. The bible warns us of this. We know Satan has heavy influence over the kingdoms of the earth because he offered those kingdoms to Jesus when he was tempting him in the wilderness. Man is imperfect so no matter how good our intentions may be we still would miss the mark and bring harm even unintentionally. We also lack the wisdom and foresight God has. This is why no matter how dire things may seem for us we need to let God guide our steps and not man. Those who receive the mark will honor the beast and give glory to the beast and obey the beast which those things are to be given to God. We are to respect authority figures but we are not to bow down to them or put them before God. Those who receive the mark of the beast will be ones who put their faith and hope in it and turn their backs on God. They will help to empower this one world system that they are establishing. We are told the good news of the heavenly kingdom would be preached in all the earth, then the end would come. So man would be have ample opportunity to learn how true peace , security and happiness would come about. Those who get deceived have no excuse. Because God has sent his messengers out to thoroughly give knowledge of the future hope those who are deceived into worshiping the beast have no excuse. It is very clear that religion will play a part in helping the beast establish it’s power. So we need to try our best not to put our faith in man and human governments put to patiently wait for Jesus to set matters straight. So it is very important now more then ever to put our faith in God and our king Jesus and not in the people and things of the world. Very soon all this will be gone and the new system will be here. There are two reasons that ignorance is not accepted as an excuse. One is because God gave us a conscience to guide us, and the other is because he has had a thorough witness given so if someone does not know what to do it is because they willfully chose to ignore God’s word and do what is right in their own eyes. Many may seem humble or nice but will refuse God because God judges the secret things of the heart and it is sharper then any two edged sword able to discern the deeper things and these ones usually do not want to give up those secret things. Those ones we must be much more cautious of and look at their fruits and not listen to their words.

(Ecclesiastes 8:9) 9 All of this I have seen, and I applied my heart to every work that has been done under the sun, during the time that man has dominated man to his harm.

(Micah 7:3-5)  3 Their hands are expert at doing what is bad; The prince is making demands, The judge asks for a reward, The prominent one makes known his desires, And they work it out together.  4 Their best one is like thorns, Their most upright one is worse than a thorn hedge. The day of your watchmen and of your reckoning will come. Now they will panic.  5 Do not put faith in your companion Or trust a close friend. Guard what you say to the one who lies in your embrace.

(Revelation 12:7-12) 7 And war broke out in heaven: Miʹcha·el and his angels battled with the dragon, and the dragon and its angels battled 8 but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them any longer in heaven. 9 So down the great dragon was hurled, the original serpent, the one called Devil and Satan, who is misleading the entire inhabited earth; he was hurled down to the earth, and his angels were hurled down with him. 10 I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have come to pass the salvation and the power and the Kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ, because the accuser of our brothers has been hurled down, who accuses them day and night before our God! 11 And they conquered him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their witnessing, and they did not love their souls even in the face of death. 12 On this account be glad, you heavens and you who reside in them! Woe for the earth and for the sea, because the Devil has come down to you, having great anger, knowing that he has a short period of time.”

(Revelation 13:1, 2) . . .. 2 Now the wild beast that I saw was like a leopard, but its feet were like those of a bear, and its mouth was like a lion’s mouth. And the dragon gave to the beast its power and its throne and great authority.

(Luke 4:5-8) 5 So he brought him up and showed him all the kingdoms of the inhabited earth in an instant of time. 6 Then the Devil said to him: “I will give you all this authority and their glory, because it has been handed over to me, and I give it to whomever I wish. 7 If you, therefore, do an act of worship before me, it will all be yours.” 8 In reply Jesus said to him: “It is written, ‘It is Jehovah your God you must worship, and it is to him alone you must render sacred service.’”

(Romans 3:23) 23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

(Ecclesiastes 7:20) For there is no righteous man on earth who always does good and never sins

(Jeremiah 10:23) 23 I well know, O Jehovah, that man’s way does not belong to him. It does not belong to man who is walking even to direct his step.

(Psalm 37:23) Jehovah guides the steps of a man When He finds pleasure in his way.

(Proverbs 16:3) Commit to Jehovah whatever you do, And your plans will succeed.

Now lets cover the numbers 7 and 6 more to fully grasp their meaning. When you purify melted you have smelted purifying it seven times helps to get all the impurities out of the metal.

(Psalm 12:6)  6 The sayings of Jehovah are pure; They are like silver refined in an earthen furnace, purified seven times.

(2 Kings 5:9, 10) . . .. 10 However, E·liʹsha sent a messenger to tell him: “Go, wash seven times in the Jordan, and your flesh will be restored, and you will be clean.”

(2 Kings 5:13, 14) 13 His servants now approached him and said: “My father, if the prophet had told you to do something extraordinary, would you not do it? How much more, then, since he only said to you, ‘Wash and be clean’?” 14 At that he went down and plunged into the Jordan seven times, according to the word of the man of the true God. Then his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little boy, and he became clean.

(Luke 20:23-25) . . .to them: 24 “Show me a de·narʹi·us. Whose image and inscription does it have?” They said: “Caesar’s.” 25 He said to them: “By all means, then, pay back Caesar’s things to Caesar but God’s things to God.

(Revelation 13:3-6) . . .. 4 And they worshipped the dragon because it gave the authority to the wild beast, and they worshipped the wild beast with the words: “Who is like the wild beast, and who can do battle with it?” 5 It was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and it was given authority to act for 42 months. 6 And it opened its mouth in blasphemies against God to blaspheme his name and his dwelling place, even those residing in heaven.

(Matthew 24:13, 14) . . .. 14 And this good news of the Kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.

(Luke 8:1) 8 Shortly afterward he traveled from city to city and from village to village, preaching and declaring the good news of the Kingdom of God. And the Twelve were with him.

(Ephesians 2:1-4) 2 Furthermore, God made you alive, though you were dead in your trespasses and sins, 2 in which you at one time walked according to the system of things of this world, according to the ruler of the authority of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience. 3 Yes, among them we all at one time conducted ourselves in harmony with the desires of our flesh, carrying out the will of the flesh and of our thoughts, and we were naturally children of wrath just as the rest. 4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of his great love with which he loved us. . .

(Romans 12:2) And stop being molded by this system of things, but be transformed by making your mind over, so that you may prove to yourselves the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

(1 John 2:15-17) 15 Do not love either the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him; 16 because everything in the world—the desire of the flesh and the desire of the eyes and the showy display of one’s means of life—does not originate with the Father, but originates with the world. 17 Furthermore, the world is passing away and so is its desire, but the one who does the will of God remains forever.

(Revelation 21:1-5) 21 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the former heaven and the former earth had passed away, and the sea is no more. 2 I also saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God and prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. 4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” 5 And the One seated on the throne said: “Look! I am making all things new.” Also he says: “Write, for these words are faithful and true.

(Romans 2:13-16) 13 For the hearers of law are not the ones righteous before God, but the doers of law will be declared righteous. 14 For when people of the nations, who do not have law, do by nature the things of the law, these people, although not having law, are a law to themselves. 15 They are the very ones who demonstrate the matter of the law to be written in their hearts, while their conscience is bearing witness with them, and by their own thoughts they are being accused or even excused. 16 This will take place in the day when God through Christ Jesus judges the secret things of mankind, according to the good news I declare.

(1 Peter 4:2-6) . . .. 3 For the time that has passed by is sufficient for you to have done the will of the nations when you carried on in acts of brazen conduct, unbridled passions, overdrinking, wild parties, drinking bouts, and lawless idolatries. 4 They are puzzled that you do not continue running with them in the same decadent course of debauchery, so they speak abusively of you. 5 But these people will render an account to the one who is ready to judge those living and those dead. 6 In fact, this is why the good news was declared also to the dead, so that although they are judged in the flesh from the standpoint of men, they might live in harmony with the spirit from God’s standpoint.

(Ephesians 4:17-24) 17 So this is what I say and bear witness to in the Lord, that you should no longer go on walking just as the nations also walk, in the futility of their minds. 18 They are in darkness mentally and alienated from the life that belongs to God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the insensitivity of their hearts. 19 Having gone past all moral sense, they gave themselves over to brazen conduct to practice every sort of uncleanness with greediness. 20 But you did not learn the Christ to be like this, 21 if, indeed, you heard him and were taught by means of him, just as truth is in Jesus. 22 You were taught to put away the old personality that conforms to your former course of conduct and that is being corrupted according to its deceptive desires. 23 And you should continue to be made new in your dominant mental attitude, 24 and should put on the new personality that was created according to God’s will in true righteousness and loyalty.

So you can see now more then ever we need to have God’s word written in our hearts because receiving the mark will not be an obvious mark . Ignorance of God’s word and what he requires could make us more open and easily deceived into getting the mark. If we put our faith in man instead of God we could be easily deceived. If those who are religious leaders try to get us to put our faith in man for solving the worlds problems it should alert us that they are not worshiping God in truth and are part of the great harlot or Babylon the great who is misleading the whole earth.

Should we fear the New World Order?

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

Things are winding down very rapidly now and the conclusion of this system of things is very near. Those who are not found worthy of everlasting life will be destroyed. Now more then ever it is very very important to know what God requires. God requires exclusive devotion. We are told we cannot drink of the cup of the devil and the cup of God at the same time. We are to remain alert. We are told many will take no note until the day of destruction is suddenly upon them. Just as in times past there may be those who became cold spiritually or kept putting things off and not preparing. Those in our times who may not be a part of false religion may put things off and say we have more time. The bible warns God’s great day of judgment will come as a thief in the night. We are told it will occur suddenly. Those who remain awake will know when it is coming and prepare. Some of us may have to flee or go into hiding. Some may be arrested and persecuted. We are told to raise ourselves up this means our deliverance is near and all the bad will be done away with and will not occur again. The bible warns us that Jesus does not know the day it will occur. We do know he is sitting on the thrown waiting for his heavenly fathers command to bring to ruin those causing the ruin on the earth. This includes literal ruining and spiritual ruining.

Those who stay awake will escape and will not suffer death at all and we are living in a time where we may never taste death because if we walk through the great tribulation into the new system death will be done away with. The earth will be restore to the paradise it was originally intended to be. Jesus will bring this about through the Heavenly Kingdom which God has given him authority over. He has seated Jesus on the thrown and he will destroy all those who oppose God. The gate is narrow and very few will make it. So we know most will be destroyed. Just as in times past many refused to believe God’s warnings or even ignored them it will occur now days. They may believe in God, they may even appear to have faith. But if they are not preparing then we need to be careful because they could drag us down with them and we could be caught unaware when God’s great day arrives.

(1 Thessalonians 5:1-5) 5 Now as for the times and the seasons, brothers, you need nothing to be written to you. 2 For you yourselves know very well that Jehovah’s day is coming exactly as a thief in the night. 3 Whenever it is that they are saying, “Peace and security!” then sudden destruction is to be instantly on them, just like birth pains on a pregnant woman, and they will by no means escape. 4 But you, brothers, you are not in darkness, so that the day should overtake you as it would thieves, 5 for you are all sons of light and sons of day.. . .

(Matthew 24:36-39) 36 “Concerning that day and hour nobody knows, neither the angels of the heavens nor the Son, but only the Father. 37 For just as the days of Noah were, so the presence of the Son of man will be. 38 For as they were in those days before the Flood, eating and drinking, men marrying and women being given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, 39 and they took no note until the Flood came and swept them all away, so the presence of the Son of man will be.

(Revelation 6:8) And I saw, and look! a pale horse, and the one seated on it had the name Death. And the Grave was closely following him. And authority was given them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with a long sword and with food shortage and with deadly plague and by the wild beasts of the earth.

(Matthew 24:3-14) 3 While he was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples approached him privately, saying: “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your presence and of the conclusion of the system of things?” 4 In answer Jesus said to them: “Look out that nobody misleads you, 5 for many will come on the basis of my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will mislead many. 6 You are going to hear of wars and reports of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for these things must take place, but the end is not yet. 7 “For nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be food shortages and earthquakes in one place after another. 8 All these things are a beginning of pangs of distress. 9 “Then people will hand you over to tribulation and will kill you, and you will be hated by all the nations on account of my name. 10 Then, too, many will be stumbled and will betray one another and will hate one another. 11 Many false prophets will arise and mislead many; 12 and because of the increasing of lawlessness, the love of the greater number will grow cold. 13 But the one who has endured to the end will be saved. 14 And this good news of the Kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.

(2 Timothy 3:1-7) 3 But know this, that in the last days critical times hard to deal with will be here. 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, haughty, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, disloyal, 3 having no natural affection, not open to any agreement, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, without love of goodness, 4 betrayers, headstrong, puffed up with pride, lovers of pleasures rather than lovers of God, 5 having an appearance of godliness but proving false to its power; and from these turn away. 6 From among these arise men who slyly work their way into households and captivate weak women loaded down with sins, led by various desires, 7 always learning and yet never able to come to an accurate knowledge of truth.

(1 John 2:16, 17) . . .. 17 Furthermore, the world is passing away and so is its desire, but the one who does the will of God remains forever.

(Psalm 37:29) The righteous will possess the earth, And they will live forever on it.

(Matthew 7:21) “Not everyone saying to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter into the Kingdom of the heavens, but only the one doing the will of my Father who is in the heavens will.

(John 6:40) For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who recognizes the Son and exercises faith in him should have everlasting life, and I will resurrect him on the last day.”

(Isaiah 35:1-4) 35 The wilderness and the parched land will exult, And the desert plain will be joyful and blossom as the saffron.  2 Without fail it will blossom; It will rejoice and shout for joy. The glory of Lebʹa·non will be given to it, The splendor of Carʹmel and of Sharʹon. They will see the glory of Jehovah, the splendor of our God.  3 Strengthen the weak hands, And make firm the knees that are shaking.  4 Say to those who are anxious at heart: “Be strong. Do not be afraid. Look! Your own God will come with vengeance, God will come with retribution. He will come and save you.”

(Matthew 24:9-14) 9 “Then people will hand you over to tribulation and will kill you, and you will be hated by all the nations on account of my name. 10 Then, too, many will be stumbled and will betray one another and will hate one another. 11 Many false prophets will arise and mislead many; 12 and because of the increasing of lawlessness, the love of the greater number will grow cold. 13 But the one who has endured to the end will be saved. 14 And this good news of the Kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.

(Daniel 2:44) 44 “In the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed. And this kingdom will not be passed on to any other people. It will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, and it alone will stand forever. . .

(Revelation 2:24-27) 24 “‘However, I say to the rest of you who are in Thy·a·tiʹra, all those who do not follow this teaching, those who did not get to know the so-called “deep things of Satan”: I am not putting on you any other burden. 25 Just the same, hold fast to what you have until I come. 26 And to the one who conquers and observes my deeds down to the end, I will give authority over the nations, 27 and he will shepherd the people with an iron rod so that they will be broken to pieces like clay vessels, just as I have received from my Father.

(Matthew 7:13, 14) 13 “Go in through the narrow gate, because broad is the gate and spacious is the road leading off into destruction, and many are going in through it; 14 whereas narrow is the gate and cramped the road leading off into life, and few are finding it.

(Isaiah 26:20) Go, my people, enter your inner rooms, And shut your doors behind you. Hide yourself for a brief moment Until the wrath has passed by.

(Joel 2:31, 32) The sun will be turned into darkness and the moon into blood Before the coming of the great and awe-inspiring day of Jehovah. 32 And everyone who calls on the name of Jehovah will be saved; For on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will be those who escape, just as Jehovah has said, The survivors whom Jehovah calls.”

(Matthew 24:21, 22) for then there will be great tribulation such as has not occurred since the world’s beginning until now, no, nor will occur again. 22 In fact, unless those days were cut short, no flesh would be saved; but on account of the chosen ones those days will be cut short.

(Revelation 7:13, 14) In response one of the elders said to me: “These who are dressed in the white robes, who are they and where did they come from?” 14 So right away I said to him: “My lord, you are the one who knows.” And he said to me: “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

Many call what will occur the “One World Order or New World Order” . They will all work together to enforce and support each others oppression of true worship. False religion who has already misled many with it’s spiritual prostitution. It is the harlot or Babylon the great mentioned in the bible. This is why it is said to ride on the beast back. It not only commit spiritual prostitution but it prostitutes itself our to political entities worldwide just as Israel did in times past when they lost faith in God and sought out the protection of other nations instead of counting on God for their peace and security. Those political figures may seem powerful and frightful but no one is more powerful and frightful then God. No weapon man has made can stop God’s only begotten son Jesus when he gives the command to destroy the beast which is the cooperative efforts of people world wide to establish a one world system of doing things and to prevent true worship and they will ban worship false gods. First after this one world system is in place God will put it in their hearts to destroy Babylon the Great. So false religion will be done away with. As you can see Babylon and the Harlot are one and the same. They have a lot of push with the worldwide political system. Once the Harlot has help this one world system of doing things get into place God will put it into their hearts to destroy the Harlot. Then Satan and those who were a part of his religious system will become jealous and the world system will turn on true worship. When this occurs then God will give Jesus the command to end this system of things and to bring destruction on those doing the harm. The bible tells us it would be like they stuck their finger in God’s eye when this occurs. Not only will Jesus bring destruction on them but the bible says they will also start to destroy each other. So they will turn on each other. The bible tells us this will occur very suddenly at a time we least expect it.

(Revelation 16:13, 14) 13 And I saw three unclean inspired expressions that looked like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon and out of the mouth of the wild beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet. 14 They are, in fact, expressions inspired by demons and they perform signs, and they go out to the kings of the entire inhabited earth, to gather them together to the war of the great day of God the Almighty.

(2 Peter 3:11-13) 11 Since all these things are to be dissolved in this way, consider what sort of people you ought to be in holy acts of conduct and deeds of godly devotion, 12 as you await and keep close in mind the presence of the day of Jehovah, through which the heavens will be destroyed in flames and the elements will melt in the intense heat! 13 But there are new heavens and a new earth that we are awaiting according to his promise, and in these righteousness is to dwell. . .

(Jeremiah 25:31-33) 31 ‘A noise will resound to the ends of the earth, For Jehovah has a controversy with the nations. He will personally pass judgment on all humans. And he will put the wicked to the sword,’ declares Jehovah. 32 This is what Jehovah of armies says: ‘Look! A calamity is spreading from nation to nation, And a great tempest will be unleashed from the remotest parts of the earth. 33 “‘And those slain by Jehovah in that day will be from one end of the earth clear to the other end of the earth. They will not be mourned, nor will they be gathered up or buried. They will become like manure on the surface of the ground.’

When to flee. Disgusting thing is one world order. False religion will be a part of this one world order.

(Revelation 17:6-8) . . .Well, on seeing her I was greatly amazed. 7 So the angel said to me: “Why is it that you were amazed? I will tell you the mystery of the woman and of the wild beast that is carrying her and that has the seven heads and the ten horns: 8 The wild beast that you saw was, but is not, and yet is about to ascend out of the abyss, and it is to go off into destruction. And the inhabitants of the earth—those whose names have not been written in the scroll of life from the founding of the world—will be amazed when they see how the wild beast was, but is not, and yet will be present.

(Revelation 17:15-18) 15 He said to me: “The waters that you saw, where the prostitute is sitting, mean peoples and crowds and nations and tongues. 16 And the ten horns that you saw and the wild beast, these will hate the prostitute and will make her devastated and naked, and they will eat up her flesh and completely burn her with fire. 17 For God put it into their hearts to carry out his thought, yes, to carry out their one thought by giving their kingdom to the wild beast, until the words of God will have been accomplished. 18 And the woman whom you saw means the great city that has a kingdom over the kings of the earth. . .

(Revelation 18:21-24) 21 And a strong angel lifted up a stone like a great millstone and hurled it into the sea, saying: “Thus with a swift pitch will Babylon the great city be hurled down, and she will never be found again. 22 And the sound of singers who accompany themselves on the harp, of musicians, of flutists, and of trumpeters will never be heard in you again. And no craftsman who practices any trade will ever be found in you again, and no sound of a millstone will ever be heard in you again. 23 No light of a lamp will ever shine in you again, and no voice of a bridegroom and of a bride will ever be heard in you again; for your merchants were the top-ranking men of the earth, and by your spiritistic practices all the nations were misled. 24 Yes, in her was found the blood of prophets and of holy ones and of all those who have been slaughtered on the earth.. . .

(Jeremiah 50:2)  2 “Declare it among the nations and proclaim it. Raise a signal and proclaim it. Do not hide anything! Say, ‘Babylon has been captured. Bel has been put to shame. Merʹo·dach has become terrified. Her images have been put to shame. Her disgusting idols have become terrified.’

(Revelation 18:4-8) 4 And I heard another voice out of heaven say: “Get out of her, my people, if you do not want to share with her in her sins, and if you do not want to receive part of her plagues. 5 For her sins have massed together clear up to heaven, and God has called her acts of injustice to mind. 6 Repay her in the way she treated others, yes, pay her back double for the things she has done; in the cup she has mixed, mix a double portion for her. 7 To the extent that she glorified herself and lived in shameless luxury, to that extent give her torment and mourning. For she keeps saying in her heart: ‘I sit as queen, and I am not a widow, and I will never see mourning.’ 8 That is why in one day her plagues will come, death and mourning and famine, and she will be completely burned with fire, because Jehovah God, who judged her, is strong.

(Ezekiel 16:20-22) 20 “‘You took your sons and your daughters whom you had borne to me, and you sacrificed these to idols to be devoured—have your acts of prostitution not gone far enough? 21 You slaughtered my sons, and you offered them as sacrifices by making them pass through the fire. 22 While engaging in all your detestable practices and acts of prostitution, you did not remember the days of your youth when you were naked and exposed, kicking about in your own blood.

(Hosea 4:11-13) 11 Prostitution and wine and new wine Take away the motivation to do what is right. 12 My people consult their wooden idols, Doing what their staff tells them; Because the spirit of prostitution causes them to go astray, And by their prostitution they refuse to submit to their God. 13 On the tops of the mountains they sacrifice, And on the hills they make sacrifices smoke, Under oak trees and storax trees and every big tree, Because their shade is good. That is why your daughters commit prostitution And your daughters-in-law commit adultery.

(Exodus 34:13-16) . . .. 14 You must not bow down to another god, for Jehovah is known for requiring exclusive devotion. Yes, he is a God who requires exclusive devotion. 15 Be careful not to make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, because when they prostitute themselves to their gods and sacrifice to their gods, someone will invite you and you will eat from his sacrifice. 16 Then you will surely take some of their daughters for your sons, and their daughters will prostitute themselves to their gods and cause your sons to prostitute themselves to their gods.

(Isaiah 54:17) No weapon formed against you will have any success, And you will condemn any tongue that rises up against you in the judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of Jehovah, And their righteousness is from me,” declares Jehovah.

(Haggai 2:22) I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms and annihilate the strength of the kingdoms of the nations; and I will overthrow the chariot and its riders, and the horses and their riders will fall, each one by the sword of his brother.

(Zechariah 2:7-9) 7 “Come, Zion! Make your escape, you who are dwelling with the daughter of Babylon. 8 For this is what Jehovah of armies says, who after being glorified has sent me to the nations that were plundering you: ‘Whoever touches you touches the pupil of my eye. 9 For now I will wave my hand against them, and they will become plunder for their own slaves.’ And you will certainly know that Jehovah of armies has sent me.

So we now know when we see them establish the one system of doing things were they cooperate world wide to accomplish things together on a world wide scale it will be a sign we need to prepare to flee or go into hiding. Their destruction will be sudden and as in times past when we go into hiding we cannot like back or be slow about fleeing. When they turn on true worship then redemption is near it is not a time to be in fear but a time to be happy because better times are very very near. I time when death will be no more there will no longer be tears of sorrow. The bible tells us in the new system God will answer our prayers before they even come up into our minds.

(Matthew 24:15-22) 15 “Therefore, when you catch sight of the disgusting thing that causes desolation, as spoken about by Daniel the prophet, standing in a holy place (let the reader use discernment), 16 then let those in Ju·deʹa begin fleeing to the mountains. 17 Let the man on the housetop not come down to take the goods out of his house, 18 and let the man in the field not return to pick up his outer garment. 19 Woe to the pregnant women and those nursing a baby in those days! 20 Keep praying that your flight may not occur in wintertime nor on the Sabbath day; 21 for then there will be great tribulation such as has not occurred since the world’s beginning until now, no, nor will occur again. 22 In fact, unless those days were cut short, no flesh would be saved; but on account of the chosen ones those days will be cut short.

Daniel 12:9-13

9 Then he said: “Go, Daniel, because the words are to be kept secret and sealed up until the time of the end. 10 Many will cleanse themselves and whiten themselves and will be refined. And the wicked ones will act wickedly, and none of the wicked will understand; but those having insight will understand.

11 “And from the time that the constant feature has been removed and the disgusting thing that causes desolation has been put in place, there will be 1,290 days.

12 “Happy is the one who keeps in expectation and who arrives at the 1,335 days!

13 “But as for you, go on to the end. You will rest, but you will stand up for your lot at the end of the days.”

(Luke 21:20-24) 20 “However, when you see Jerusalem surrounded by encamped armies, then know that the desolating of her has drawn near. 21 Then let those in Ju·deʹa begin fleeing to the mountains, let those in the midst of her leave, and let those in the countryside not enter into her, 22 because these are days for meting out justice in order that all the things written may be fulfilled. 23 Woe to the pregnant women and those nursing a baby in those days! For there will be great distress on the land and wrath against this people. 24 And they will fall by the edge of the sword and be led captive into all the nations; and Jerusalem will be trampled on by the nations until the appointed times of the nations are fulfilled. . .

(Luke 21:20-28) 20 “However, when you see Jerusalem surrounded by encamped armies, then know that the desolating of her has drawn near. 21 Then let those in Ju·deʹa begin fleeing to the mountains, let those in the midst of her leave, and let those in the countryside not enter into her, 22 because these are days for meting out justice in order that all the things written may be fulfilled. 23 Woe to the pregnant women and those nursing a baby in those days! For there will be great distress on the land and wrath against this people. 24 And they will fall by the edge of the sword and be led captive into all the nations; and Jerusalem will be trampled on by the nations until the appointed times of the nations are fulfilled. 25 “Also, there will be signs in the sun and moon and stars, and on the earth anguish of nations not knowing the way out because of the roaring of the sea and its agitation. 26 People will become faint out of fear and expectation of the things coming upon the inhabited earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 27 And then they will see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 But as these things start to occur, stand up straight and lift up your heads, because your deliverance is getting near.”

(Luke 21:34-36) 34 “But pay attention to yourselves that your hearts never become weighed down with overeating and heavy drinking and anxieties of life, and suddenly that day be instantly upon you 35 as a snare. For it will come upon all those dwelling on the face of the whole earth. 36 Keep awake, then, all the time making supplication that you may succeed in escaping all these things that must occur and in standing before the Son of man.”

(Mark 13:35) Keep on the watch, therefore, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming, whether late in the day or at midnight or before dawn or early in the morning,

(2 Thessalonians 1:6-10) 6 This takes into account that it is righteous on God’s part to repay tribulation to those who make tribulation for you. 7 But you who suffer tribulation will be given relief along with us at the revelation of the Lord Jesus from heaven with his powerful angels 8 in a flaming fire, as he brings vengeance on those who do not know God and those who do not obey the good news about our Lord Jesus. 9 These very ones will undergo the judicial punishment of everlasting destruction from before the Lord and from the glory of his strength, 10 at the time when he comes to be glorified in connection with his holy ones and to be regarded in that day with wonder among all those who exercised faith, because the witness we gave met with faith among you.

(Revelation 6:16, 17) And they keep saying to the mountains and to the rocks: “Fall over us and hide us from the face of the One seated on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb, 17 because the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to stand?”

(Revelation 16:15) “Look! I am coming as a thief. Happy is the one who stays awake and keeps his outer garments, so that he may not walk naked and people look upon his shamefulness.”

(Daniel 11:28-43) 28 “And he will go back to his land with a great amount of goods, and his heart will be against the holy covenant. He will act effectively and go back to his land. 29 “At the time appointed he will return and come against the south. But this time will not be as it was before, 30 for the ships of Kitʹtim will come against him, and he will be humbled. “He will go back and hurl denunciations against the holy covenant and act effectively; and he will go back and will give attention to those leaving the holy covenant. 31 And arms will stand up, proceeding from him; and they will profane the sanctuary, the fortress, and remove the constant feature. “And they will put in place the disgusting thing that causes desolation. 32 “And those who act wickedly against the covenant, he will lead into apostasy by means of smooth words. But the people who know their God will prevail and act effectively. 33 And those having insight among the people will impart understanding to the many. And they will be made to stumble by sword and by flame, by captivity and by plundering, for some days. 34 But when they are made to stumble, they will be given a little help; and many will join with them by means of smooth speech. 35 And some of those having insight will be made to stumble, in order to do a refining work because of them and to do a cleansing and a whitening until the time of the end; because it is yet for the time appointed. 36 “The king will do as he pleases, and he will exalt himself and magnify himself above every god; and against the God of gods he will speak astonishing things. And he will prove successful until the denunciation comes to a finish; because what is determined must take place. 37 He will show no regard for the God of his fathers; nor will he show regard for the desire of women or for any other god, but he will magnify himself over everyone. 38 But instead he will give glory to the god of fortresses; to a god that his fathers did not know he will give glory by means of gold and silver and precious stones and desirable things. 39 He will act effectively against the most fortified strongholds, along with a foreign god. He will give great glory to those who give him recognition, and he will make them rule among many; and the ground he will apportion out for a price. 40 “In the time of the end the king of the south will engage with him in a pushing, and against him the king of the north will storm with chariots and horsemen and many ships; and he will enter into the lands and sweep through like a flood. 41 He will also enter into the land of the Decoration, and many lands will be made to stumble. But these are the ones that will escape out of his hand: Eʹdom and Moʹab and the main part of the Amʹmon·ites. 42 And he will keep thrusting out his hand against the lands; and as regards the land of Egypt, she will not escape. 43 And he will rule over the hidden treasures of gold and silver and over all the desirable things of Egypt. And the Libʹy·ans and the E·thi·oʹpi·ans will be at his steps.

(Revelation 19:19-21) 19 And I saw the wild beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to wage war against the one seated on the horse and against his army. 20 And the wild beast was caught, and along with it the false prophet that performed in front of it the signs with which he misled those who received the mark of the wild beast and those who worship its image. While still alive, they both were hurled into the fiery lake that burns with sulfur. 21 But the rest were killed off with the long sword that proceeded out of the mouth of the one seated on the horse. And all the birds were filled with their flesh.

(Revelation 13:11-18) 11 Then I saw another wild beast ascending out of the earth, and it had two horns like a lamb, but it began speaking like a dragon. 12 It exercises all the authority of the first wild beast in its sight. And it makes the earth and its inhabitants worship the first wild beast, whose mortal wound was healed. 13 And it performs great signs, even making fire come down out of heaven to the earth in the sight of mankind. 14 It misleads those who dwell on the earth, because of the signs that it was permitted to perform in the sight of the wild beast, while it tells those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the wild beast that had the sword-stroke and yet revived. 15 And it was permitted to give breath to the image of the wild beast, so that the image of the wild beast should both speak and cause to be killed all those who refuse to worship the image of the wild beast. 16 It puts under compulsion all people—the small and the great, the rich and the poor, the free and the slaves—that these should be marked on their right hand or on their forehead, 17 and that nobody can buy or sell except a person having the mark, the name of the wild beast or the number of its name. 18 This is where it calls for wisdom: Let the one who has insight calculate the number of the wild beast, for it is a man’s number, and its number is 666.

(Revelation 13:1-8) 13 And it stood still on the sand of the sea. And I saw a wild beast ascending out of the sea, with ten horns and seven heads, and on its horns ten diadems, but on its heads blasphemous names. 2 Now the wild beast that I saw was like a leopard, but its feet were like those of a bear, and its mouth was like a lion’s mouth. And the dragon gave to the beast its power and its throne and great authority. 3 I saw that one of its heads seemed to have been fatally wounded, but its mortal wound had been healed, and all the earth followed the wild beast with admiration. 4 And they worshipped the dragon because it gave the authority to the wild beast, and they worshipped the wild beast with the words: “Who is like the wild beast, and who can do battle with it?” 5 It was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and it was given authority to act for 42 months. 6 And it opened its mouth in blasphemies against God to blaspheme his name and his dwelling place, even those residing in heaven. 7 It was permitted to wage war with the holy ones and conquer them, and it was given authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation. 8 And all those who dwell on the earth will worship it. From the founding of the world, not one of their names has been written in the scroll of life of the Lamb who was slaughtered.

(Psalm 2:1-12) 2 Why are the nations agitated And the peoples muttering an empty thing?  2 The kings of the earth take their stand And high officials gather together as one Against Jehovah and against his anointed one.  3 They say: “Let us tear off their shackles And throw off their ropes!”  4 The One enthroned in the heavens will laugh; Jehovah will scoff at them.  5 At that time he will speak to them in his anger And terrify them in his burning anger,  6 Saying: “I myself have installed my king On Zion, my holy mountain.”  7 Let me proclaim the decree of Jehovah; He said to me: “You are my son; Today I have become your father.  8 Ask of me, and I will give nations as your inheritance And the ends of the earth as your possession.  9 You will break them with an iron scepter, And you will smash them like a piece of pottery.” 10 So now, you kings, show insight; Accept correction, you judges of the earth. 11 Serve Jehovah with fear, And rejoice with trembling. 12 Honor the son, or God will become indignant And you will perish from the way, For His anger flares up quickly. Happy are all those taking refuge in Him.

(Romans 1:18-23) 18 For God’s wrath is being revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who are suppressing the truth in an unrighteous way, 19 because what may be known about God is clearly evident among them, for God made it clear to them. 20 For his invisible qualities are clearly seen from the world’s creation onward, because they are perceived by the things made, even his eternal power and Godship, so that they are inexcusable. 21 For although they knew God, they did not glorify him as God nor did they thank him, but they became empty-headed in their reasonings and their senseless hearts became darkened. 22 Although claiming they were wise, they became foolish 23 and turned the glory of the incorruptible God into something like the image of corruptible man and birds and four-footed creatures and reptiles.

(Isaiah 14:12, 13) 12 How you have fallen from heaven, O shining one, son of the dawn! How you have been cut down to the earth, You who vanquished nations! 13 You said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to the heavens. Above the stars of God I will lift up my throne, And I will sit down on the mountain of meeting, In the remotest parts of the north.

So when we see all the world powers working together towards the same goals. Trying to replace God’s rightful place to rule over man. Then the destruction of false religion we know it will be time to flee because they will then turn on true worship. When those who are Jesus representatives on earth who worship in truth flee then there will be nothing to restrain them and remind them there is a God that will hold them accountable. This is when Jesus will no longer restrain them and tribulation will occur like it has never occurred before. So we are not only fleeing to avoid destruction but we are going to be fleeing what will happen when Jesus is no longer restraining them.

Jesus moves out of the way

(Revelation 17:12-18) 12 “The ten horns that you saw mean ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but they do receive authority as kings for one hour with the wild beast. 13 These have one thought, so they give their power and authority to the wild beast. 14 These will battle with the Lamb, but because he is Lord of lords and King of kings, the Lamb will conquer them. Also, those with him who are called and chosen and faithful will do so.” 15 He said to me: “The waters that you saw, where the prostitute is sitting, mean peoples and crowds and nations and tongues. 16 And the ten horns that you saw and the wild beast, these will hate the prostitute and will make her devastated and naked, and they will eat up her flesh and completely burn her with fire. 17 For God put it into their hearts to carry out his thought, yes, to carry out their one thought by giving their kingdom to the wild beast, until the words of God will have been accomplished. 18 And the woman whom you saw means the great city that has a kingdom over the kings of the earth.”

Luke 21:20) 20 “However, when you see Jerusalem surrounded by encamped armies, then know that the desolating of her has drawn near. . .

(Daniel 9:26, 27) “And after the 62 weeks, Mes·siʹah will be cut off, with nothing for himself. “And the people of a leader who is coming will destroy the city and the holy place. And its end will be by the flood. And until the end there will be war; what is decided upon is desolations. 27 “And he will keep the covenant in force for the many for one week; and at the half of the week, he will cause sacrifice and gift offering to cease. “And on the wing of disgusting things there will be the one causing desolation; and until an extermination, what was decided on will be poured out also on the one lying desolate.”

To know when to escape we must keep alert and pray. And follow Jesus, If we do not listen to Jesus we can end up even worse off. If you need advice do not seek it from someone who has not written God’s word on their hearts. Instead of escaping you will get trapped. You will be following a blind guide. Those who have written God’s word on their hearts will show their good fruits and humility. We need not get anxious about what is about to occur. So we do not become afraid or anxious we need to pray to God with our concerns or worries. When it is time to flee or go into hiding we cannot hesitate or have any doubts. This has cost some their lives in times past. We would not want to be like Abraham’s sons-in-law who did not take the warning seriously but took it as a joke. We are told Noah was a preacher of righteousness and he warned many but only he and seven others escaped the flood that destroyed the earth in those days. It was God who closed the door to the ark in Noah’s day. Once the figurative door is closed in our days no one will be able to enter. So if we do not prepare now by the time we realize what is happening , it will be too late to escape. Jesus is the door in order to recognize those guiding people to the door Jesus gave us a clue what to be aware of and who will be the ones to betray and mislead many. These would be the paid shepherds. Jesus and the apostles did not get paid for teaching the bible truths. Jesus stated you received God’s word free you give it free. Those who are truly following Jesus foot steps would be willing to give their lives for the sheep they serve just as Jesus did. Once Jesus closes the door no one will be able to enter. Many will believe the lies of these false teachers. Those who are following Jesus foot steps as closely as they can are his representatives on earth and they work as a restraint preventing things from becoming much worse. When these ones flee , go into hiding or are arrested this restraint will no longer be present and things are going to get very very bad. This is why we cannot hesitate when it is time to flee because once the door is closed those who hesitated will suffer the same fate as the rest who lacked faith or ignored the warning.

This spiritual battle started in the Garden of Eden when the three villains chose to rebel against God. Satan lied said man could be like God and would not die. Adam and Eve chose to believe those lies. Even today false religion teaches we do not die and we go to another place instead of dying. He also convinced them they did not need God’s wisdom or guidance. We have seen the end results of man choosing to believe these lies. Man has tried every form of government, tried fighting wars, any medical or even farm solutions man has tried has resulted in disaster. All God created is good. Man has genetically altered our food believing we could improve something God created and it has resulted in the destruction of many species of animals, insects, and plants. It has resulted in the loss of many insects that pollinate the crops. The genetically altered foods and the chemicals sprayed on them cause chronic illness. Man has produced many chemicals to replace the birds and other methods God put in place to control insects. This is because man has destroyed the habitat needed by Gods creation so the insects have gained the upper hand. Those chemicals cause chronic illness and destroy the environment. I could list the many ways man has failed miserably at their quest to replace God. So imagine when things come to a finality and Jesus is no longer restraining this rebellion.

This is when God will give Jesus the command to end this rebellion that started in the Garden. Man has thoroughly proven those lies to be wrong. It is righteous on God’s part to destroy those who took the three liars side in matters. Because to leave people live believing these lies even though the evidence has proven the lies to be untrue would be cruel on God’s part because it would leave the suffering, corruption and death that comes with it continue. Even those who pay no note are contributing by not doing anything to expose the lies. They may seem like a good person but their apathy or lack of trust in God shows they also believe the lies. These ones are the most dangerous to associate with because they could easily lure us into their mindset. Those who know God and his son our king Jesus Christ will not be afraid or get anxious over what is occurring because when these things occur it is a sign redemption is near and the new system is almost here and all this death, suffering and corruption will be done away with and it will never occur again. The earth will become the paradise it was originally meant to be and the purpose for the earth will be fulfilled. The bibles says in the new system God will answer our prayers before we are finished thinking about them. So these are exciting times because we know better days are very very near and the earth is going to restored and in the new system we will get to see many loved ones we lost in death.

Just as in Noah’s day the righteous were saved by their faith and obedience those who heed the warnings and prepared will be saved and survive, many will walk through the great tribulation into the new system. Those who chose the side of Satan and the humans who continued to rebel against God will be thrown into the lake of fire and destroyed. For those who listened to Jesus and did their best to obey him and have prepared this is happy times because we know redemption is near. Happy times are very very near and there will be no more sorrow.


Hebrews 12:25 See to it that you do not refuse Him who is speaking For if those did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less will we escape who turn away from Him who warns from heaven.


Luke 21:6 “But keep on the alert at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are about to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.”


Matthew 15:12 Then the disciples came and said to him: “Do you know that the Pharisees were stumbled at hearing what you said?” 13 In reply he said: “Every plant that my heavenly Father did not plant will be uprooted. 14 Let them be. Blind guides is what they are. If, then, a blind man guides a blind man, both will fall into a pit.”


1Peter 5:6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you in due time, 7 while you throw all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you. 8 Keep your senses, be watchful! Your adversary, the Devil, walks about like a roaring lion, seeking to devour someone. 9 But take your stand against him, firm in the faith, knowing that the same kind of sufferings are being experienced by the entire association of your brothers in the world. 10 But after you have suffered a little while, the God of all undeserved kindness, who called you to his everlasting glory in union with Christ, will himself finish your training. He will make you firm, he will make you strong, he will firmly ground you. 11 To him be the might forever. Amen.

(Genesis 19:12-14) 12 Then the men said to Lot: “Do you have anyone else here? Sons-in-law, your sons, your daughters, and all your people in the city, bring out of this place! 13 For we are going to destroy this place, because the outcry against them has indeed grown great before Jehovah, so that Jehovah sent us to destroy the city.” 14 So Lot went out and began to speak to his sons-in-law who were to marry his daughters, and he kept saying: “Get up! Get out of this place, because Jehovah will destroy the city!” But to his sons-in-law, he seemed to be joking.

(Genesis 19:15-17) 15 As dawn was breaking, the angels became urgent with Lot, saying: “Get up! Take your wife and your two daughters who are here with you, so that you will not be swept away in the error of the city!” 16 When he kept lingering, then because of Jehovah’s compassion for him, the men seized hold of his hand and the hand of his wife and the hands of his two daughters, and they brought him out and stationed him outside the city. 17 As soon as they had brought them to the outskirts, he said: “Escape for your life! Do not look behind you and do not stand still in any part of the district! Escape to the mountainous region so that you may not be swept away!”

(Genesis 6:22-7:5) 22 And Noah did according to all that God had commanded him. He did just so. 7 After that Jehovah said to Noah: “Go into the ark, you and all your household, because you are the one I have found to be righteous before me among this generation. 2 You must take with you every kind of clean animal by sevens, the male and its mate; and of every animal that is not clean just two, the male and its mate; 3 also of the flying creatures of the sky by sevens, male and female, to preserve their offspring alive over all the earth. 4 For in just seven days, I will make it rain on the earth for 40 days and 40 nights, and I will wipe from the surface of the ground every living thing that I have made.” 5 Then Noah did everything that Jehovah had commanded him.

(Genesis 7:16) 16 So they went in, male and female of every sort of flesh, just as God had commanded him. After that Jehovah shut the door behind him.

(Matthew 24:36-39) 36 “Concerning that day and hour nobody knows, neither the angels of the heavens nor the Son, but only the Father. 37 For just as the days of Noah were, so the presence of the Son of man will be. 38 For as they were in those days before the Flood, eating and drinking, men marrying and women being given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, 39 and they took no note until the Flood came and swept them all away, so the presence of the Son of man will be.

(2 Peter 2:4-10) 4 Certainly God did not refrain from punishing the angels who sinned, but threw them into Tarʹta·rus, putting them in chains of dense darkness to be reserved for judgment. 5 And he did not refrain from punishing an ancient world, but kept Noah, a preacher of righteousness, safe with seven others when he brought a flood upon a world of ungodly people. 6 And by reducing the cities of Sodʹom and Go·morʹrah to ashes, he condemned them, setting a pattern for ungodly people of things to come. 7 And he rescued righteous Lot, who was greatly distressed by the brazen conduct of the lawless people— 8 for day after day that righteous man was tormenting his righteous soul over the lawless deeds that he saw and heard while dwelling among them. 9 So, then, Jehovah knows how to rescue people of godly devotion out of trial, but to reserve unrighteous people to be destroyed on the day of judgment, 10 especially those who seek to defile the flesh of others and who despise authority.. . .

(John 10:7-15) 7 So Jesus said again: “Most truly I say to you, I am the door for the sheep. 8 All those who have come in place of me are thieves and plunderers; but the sheep have not listened to them. 9 I am the door; whoever enters through me will be saved, and that one will go in and out and find pasturage. 10 The thief does not come unless it is to steal and slay and destroy. I have come that they may have life and have it in abundance. 11 I am the fine shepherd; the fine shepherd surrenders his life in behalf of the sheep. 12 The hired man, who is not a shepherd and to whom the sheep do not belong, sees the wolf coming and abandons the sheep and flees—and the wolf snatches them and scatters them— 13 because he is a hired man and does not care for the sheep. 14 I am the fine shepherd. I know my sheep and my sheep know me, 15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I surrender my life in behalf of the sheep.

(Luke 13:24-30) . . .. 25 When the householder gets up and locks the door, you will stand outside knocking at the door, saying, ‘Lord, open to us.’ But in answer he will say to you: ‘I do not know where you are from.’ 26 Then you will start saying, ‘We ate and drank in your presence, and you taught in our main streets.’ 27 But he will say to you, ‘I do not know where you are from. Get away from me, all you workers of unrighteousness!’ 28 There is where your weeping and the gnashing of your teeth will be, when you see Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and all the prophets in the Kingdom of God, but you yourselves thrown outside. 29 Furthermore, people will come from east and west and from north and south, and will recline at the table in the Kingdom of God. 30 And look! there are those last who will be first, and there are those first who will be last. . .

(Matthew 25:1-13) 25 “Then the Kingdom of the heavens may be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were foolish, and five were discreet. 3 For the foolish took their lamps but took no oil with them, 4 whereas the discreet took oil in their flasks along with their lamps. 5 While the bridegroom was delaying, they all became drowsy and fell asleep. 6 Right in the middle of the night there was a shout: ‘Here is the bridegroom! Go out to meet him.’ 7 Then all those virgins got up and put their lamps in order. 8 The foolish said to the discreet, ‘Give us some of your oil, because our lamps are about to go out.’ 9 The discreet answered, saying: ‘Perhaps there may not be enough for both us and you. Go instead to those who sell it, and buy some for yourselves.’ 10 While they were going off to buy it, the bridegroom came. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was shut. 11 Afterward, the rest of the virgins also came, saying, ‘Sir, Sir, open to us!’ 12 In answer he said, ‘I tell you the truth, I do not know you.’ 13 “Keep on the watch, therefore, because you know neither the day nor the hour.

(2 Thessalonians 2:6-11) 6 And now you know what is acting as a restraint, so that he will be revealed in his own due time. 7 True, the mystery of this lawlessness is already at work, but only until the one who is right now acting as a restraint is out of the way. 8 Then, indeed, the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will do away with by the spirit of his mouth and bring to nothing by the manifestation of his presence. 9 But the lawless one’s presence is by the operation of Satan with every powerful work and lying signs and wonders 10 and every unrighteous deception for those who are perishing, as a retribution because they did not accept the love of the truth in order that they might be saved. 11 That is why God lets a deluding influence mislead them so that they may come to believe the lie,

(Revelation 19:19-21) 19 And I saw the wild beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to wage war against the one seated on the horse and against his army. 20 And the wild beast was caught, and along with it the false prophet that performed in front of it the signs with which he misled those who received the mark of the wild beast and those who worship its image. While still alive, they both were hurled into the fiery lake that burns with sulfur. 21 But the rest were killed off with the long sword that proceeded out of the mouth of the one seated on the horse. And all the birds were filled with their flesh.

(Isaiah 65:21-25) 21 They will build houses and live in them, And they will plant vineyards and eat their fruitage. 22 They will not build for someone else to inhabit, Nor will they plant for others to eat. For the days of my people will be like the days of a tree, And the work of their hands my chosen ones will enjoy to the full. 23 They will not toil for nothing, Nor will they bear children for distress, Because they are the offspring made up of those blessed by Jehovah, And their descendants with them. 24 Even before they call out, I will answer; While they are yet speaking, I will hear. 25 The wolf and the lamb will feed together, The lion will eat straw just like the bull, And the serpent’s food will be dust. They will do no harm nor cause any ruin in all my holy mountain,” says Jehovah.

(Revelation 21:1-5) 21 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the former heaven and the former earth had passed away, and the sea is no more. 2 I also saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God and prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. 4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” 5 And the One seated on the throne said: “Look! I am making all things new.” Also he says: “Write, for these words are faithful and true.”

(1 Corinthians 15:24-28) 24 Next, the end, when he hands over the Kingdom to his God and Father, when he has brought to nothing all government and all authority and power. 25 For he must rule as king until God has put all enemies under his feet. 26 And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing. 27 For God “subjected all things under his feet.” But when he says that ‘all things have been subjected,’ it is evident that this does not include the One who subjected all things to him. 28 But when all things will have been subjected to him, then the Son himself will also subject himself to the One who subjected all things to him, that God may be all things to everyone.

(Isaiah 25:8) He will swallow up death forever, And the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces. The reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, For Jehovah himself has spoken it.

(Revelation 20:14) And death and the Grave were hurled into the lake of fire. This means the second death, the lake of fire

(Hosea 13:14) From the power of the Grave I will redeem them; From death I will recover them. Where are your stings, O Death? Where is your destructiveness, O Grave? Compassion will be concealed from my eyes.

(John 5:28-30) 28 Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice 29 and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment. 30 I cannot do a single thing of my own initiative. Just as I hear, I judge, and my judgment is righteous because I seek, not my own will, but the will of him who sent me. . .

(Revelation 20:11-15) 11 And I saw a great white throne and the One seated on it. From before him the earth and the heaven fled away, and no place was found for them. 12 And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and scrolls were opened. But another scroll was opened; it is the scroll of life. The dead were judged out of those things written in the scrolls according to their deeds. 13 And the sea gave up the dead in it, and death and the Grave gave up the dead in them, and they were judged individually according to their deeds. 14 And death and the Grave were hurled into the lake of fire. This means the second death, the lake of fire. 15 Furthermore, whoever was not found written in the book of life was hurled into the lake of fire.

(Luke 21:25-28) 25 “Also, there will be signs in the sun and moon and stars, and on the earth anguish of nations not knowing the way out because of the roaring of the sea and its agitation. 26 People will become faint out of fear and expectation of the things coming upon the inhabited earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 27 And then they will see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 But as these things start to occur, stand up straight and lift up your heads, because your deliverance is getting near.”

We do not have to fear when these things occur. We have the living one true God and his son our king on our side. Jesus demonstrated the power God had given him and the authority he had given him when he was on earth. He is now our king in the heavenly kingdom and he has full authority and full power over everything but God himself so he can protect us. Those who may be killed even that will not separate us from Jesus and God. We will be remembered during the resurrection if we remain faithful and loyal. We have many examples of God protecting his people and deterring the enemies who were pursuing Israel. No matter who dire things may have seemed as long as Israel remain faithful and loyal they had God’s protection. Sometimes the enemies of Israel died by the thousands for trying to harm God’s people. There are legions of angels at Jesus commands and he can and will send them to protect those who trust in him and his heavenly father.

(Romans 8:31-39) 31 What, then, are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who will be against us? 32 Since he did not even spare his own Son but handed him over for us all, will he not also, along with him, kindly give us all other things? 33 Who will file accusation against God’s chosen ones? God is the One who declares them righteous. 34 Who will condemn them? Christ Jesus is the one who died, yes, more than that, the one who was raised up, who is at the right hand of God and who also pleads for us. 35 Who will separate us from the love of the Christ? Will tribulation or distress or persecution or hunger or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 Just as it is written: “For your sake we are being put to death all day long; we have been accounted as sheep for slaughtering.” 37 On the contrary, in all these things we are coming off completely victorious through the one who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life nor angels nor governments nor things now here nor things to come nor powers 39 nor height nor depth nor any other creation will be able to separate us from God’s love that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

(2 Kings 6:15-18) 15 When the attendant of the man of the true God rose early and went outside, he saw that an army with horses and war chariots was surrounding the city. At once the attendant said to him: “Alas, my master! What are we to do?” 16 But he said: “Do not be afraid! For there are more who are with us than those who are with them.” 17 Then E·liʹsha began to pray and say: “O Jehovah, open his eyes, please, that he may see.” Immediately Jehovah opened the attendant’s eyes and he saw, and look! the mountainous region was full of horses and war chariots of fire all around E·liʹsha. 18 When the Syrians came down to him, E·liʹsha prayed to Jehovah and said: “Please, strike this nation with blindness.” So he struck them with blindness, just as E·liʹsha had requested.

(Daniel 6:18-23) 18 The king then went to his palace. He passed the night fasting and refused any entertainment, and he could not sleep. 19 Finally at the first light of dawn, the king got up and hurried to the lions’ pit. 20 As he got near the pit, he called out to Daniel with a sad voice. The king asked Daniel: “O Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God whom you are continually serving been able to rescue you from the lions?” 21 Daniel immediately said to the king: “O king, may you live on forever. 22 My God sent his angel and shut the mouth of the lions, and they have not harmed me, for I was found innocent before him; nor have I done any wrong to you, O king.” 23 The king was overjoyed, and he commanded that Daniel be lifted up out of the pit. When Daniel was lifted up out of the pit, he was completely unharmed, because he had trusted in his God.

(Isaiah 40:10, 11) 10 Look! The Sovereign Lord Jehovah will come with power, And his arm will rule for him. Look! His reward is with him, And the wage he pays is before him. 11 Like a shepherd he will care for his flock. With his arm he will gather together the lambs, And in his bosom he will carry them. He will gently lead those nursing their young.

Often times God would leave Israels enemies believe they had Israel trapped only to bring them to their destruction. So we can be sure that no matter if it seems death is inevitable or if we do die we can trust our lives in God and Jesus hands. Even in death we will live if we remain faithful and loyal. No one can prevent the future promises God has given but if we are disloyal or lack faith no one can undo the destruction brought on by those who oppose God are do not have faith. This is why the bible warns the cowards will be destroyed. Lacking faith in God shows we fear man more then we fear God and that we doubt the power and wisdom he has. So now more then even we need to write his word on our hearts so our faith and loyalty do not waiver.

(Exodus 14:1-4) 14 Jehovah now said to Moses: 2 “Tell the Israelites that they should turn back and encamp before Pi·ha·hiʹroth, between Migʹdol and the sea, within view of Baʹal-zeʹphon. You are to encamp facing it by the sea. 3 Then Pharʹaoh will say about the Israelites, ‘They are wandering in confusion in the land. The wilderness has closed in on them.’ 4 I will allow Pharʹaoh’s heart to become obstinate, and he will chase after them, and I will glorify myself by means of Pharʹaoh and all his army; and the Egyptians will certainly know that I am Jehovah.” So that is what they did.

(Exodus 14:21-31) 21 Moses now stretched out his hand over the sea; and Jehovah drove the sea back with a strong east wind all night long, turning the sea basin into dry ground, and the waters divided. 22 So the Israelites went through the midst of the sea on dry ground, while the waters formed a wall on their right hand and on their left. 23 The Egyptians pursued them, and all Pharʹaoh’s horses, his war chariots, and his cavalrymen began going after them into the midst of the sea. 24 During the morning watch, Jehovah looked at the camp of the Egyptians from within the pillar of fire and cloud, and he threw the camp of the Egyptians into confusion. 25 He kept taking wheels off their chariots so that they were driving them with difficulty, and the Egyptians were saying: “Let us flee from any contact with Israel, because Jehovah is fighting for them against the Egyptians.” 26 Then Jehovah said to Moses: “Stretch out your hand over the sea so that the waters may come back over the Egyptians, their war chariots, and their cavalrymen.” 27 Moses at once stretched out his hand over the sea, and as morning approached, the sea returned to its normal condition. As the Egyptians fled from it, Jehovah shook the Egyptians off into the midst of the sea. 28 The returning waters covered the war chariots and the cavalrymen and all of Pharʹaoh’s army who had gone into the sea after them. Not so much as one among them was allowed to survive. 29 But the Israelites walked on dry ground in the midst of the seabed, and the waters formed a wall on their right hand and on their left. 30 Thus Jehovah saved Israel on that day from the hand of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the seashore. 31 Israel also saw the great power that Jehovah wielded against the Egyptians, and the people began to fear Jehovah and to put faith in Jehovah and in his servant Moses.

(Revelation 21:7, 8) . . .. 8 But as for the cowards and those without faith and those who are disgusting in their filth and murderers and the sexually immoral and those practicing spiritism and idolaters and all the liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur. This means the second death. . .

What does the bible say about tattoos?

Written by Lee Stevenson , sorry I am a lousy editor.

What does the bible say about tattoos, every decision we make effects our relationship with God and Jesus.

A tattoo is a mark or design in the skin made but cutting the skin to produce scars or by inserting coloring matter under the skin.

God forbid Israel from making such marks on their bodies. We are to set ourselves apart from others. We are to honor God and no one else. Often times tatoos where used to show you belonged to a person, another God or they sometimes were used to honor the dead. We are not to be molded by this system or comform to it.

In some areas of the world it may be a tradition to get tattoo at certain times. We are warned by Jesus not to get involved in traditions not approved by God.

We are to imitate Jesus, God’s only begotten son. Do you think Jesus would have gotten a tatoo? The apostles refused to conform to the world and it’s customs and traditions.

Some may get tatoos to be showy which is something else we are not supposed to do. We are told that behavior does not originate with God. The bible tells us to be moderate in the way we dress. The bible tells us to do all things for Gods glory.

Maybe some may get a picture of something in God’s creations that they enjoy. We have to becareful paying more honor to creation then we do God’s. Israel many times went down that path and had to be corrected by Jehovah because they started honoring the creation instead of the creator.

We are not to have idols. If we put the name of someone on our bodies are we not doing and act of idolatry. We could be committing spiritual prostitution if we are not careful. Giving honor or worship to anyone other then God would be idolatry.

Tattoos are life altering and more for show then anything. Do you think God would want us to be showy? Tattoos are usually for life because the procedures for removing them are expensive and can be painful. It would be best to seek God’s wisdom before making any decision that could effect the rest of your life especially things pertaining to the body. We need to be very careful about the decisions we make. The bible warns us not to be molded by this system of things but to continually renew our minds with the bible truths so we can better discern what the will of God is. The bible tells us to separate ourselves from the world. We know the whole world lies in the power of the wicked one so many fads and other things people do could be influenced by Satan.

As for me and my personal choice. I usually was not one to give in to peer pressure or fads , so before I knew God as well as I do now I had decided I would not get any tattoos. Part of this was because many I knew who had tattoos regretted it. Also once you get tired of looking at the same piece of art if it is hanging on your wall you could remove it and replace it. I had realized I most likely would have gotten tired of any tattoos I may have gotten and they would not have been so easy to remove and replace.

Most tattoos I have seen of plants trees or anything else could not match the beauty of seeing the real thing. Also flowers and plants in nature are constantly changing and because of that it never gets old looking at them. I just could not see how a tattoo could bring me the joy seeing the real thing would have. I always felt that tattoos were a fad and those who got involved in fads were being controlled or manipulated so I never felt comfortable with any fad.

I did not friend many people who had tattoos because I believed the were easily swayed or manipulated. The friends I had who did have tattoos were good friends but did try to get my to get tattoos. I did not want them so I did not cave in to their pressure.

(Leviticus 19:28) 28 “‘You must not make cuts in your flesh for a dead person, and you must not make tattoo markings on yourselves. I am Jehovah.

(Deuteronomy 14:1, 2) 14 “You are sons of Jehovah your God. Do not cut yourselves or shave your foreheads bald for a dead person. 2 For you are a holy people to Jehovah your God, and Jehovah has chosen you to become his people, his special property, out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth. . .

(Leviticus 20:26) You must be holy to me, because I, Jehovah, am holy, and I am setting you apart from the peoples to become mine.

(Psalm 100:3) 3 Know that Jehovah is God. He is the one who made us, and we belong to him. We are his people and the sheep of his pasture.

(Romans 12:1, 2) 12 Therefore, I appeal to you by the compassions of God, brothers, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, a sacred service with your power of reason. 2 And stop being molded by this system of things, but be transformed by making your mind over, so that you may prove to yourselves the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

(Mark 7:1-8) 7 Now the Pharisees and some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered around him. 2 And they saw some of his disciples eat their meal with defiled hands, that is, unwashed ones. 3 (For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they wash their hands up to the elbow, clinging to the tradition of the men of former times, 4 and when they come from the market, they do not eat unless they wash themselves. There are many other traditions that they have received and cling to, such as baptisms of cups, pitchers, and copper vessels.) 5 So these Pharisees and scribes asked him: “Why do your disciples not observe the tradition of the men of former times, but they eat their meal with defiled hands?” 6 He said to them: “Isaiah aptly prophesied about you hypocrites, as it is written, ‘This people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far removed from me. 7 It is in vain that they keep worshipping me, for they teach commands of men as doctrines.’ 8 You let go of the commandment of God and cling to the tradition of men.. . .

(Isaiah 29:13) 13 Jehovah says: “This people approach me with their mouth And they honor me with their lips, But their heart is far removed from me; And their fear of me is based on commands of men that they have been taught.

(Titus 2:1, 2) 2 You, however, keep on speaking what is consistent with wholesome teaching. 2 Let the older men be moderate in habits, serious, sound in mind, healthy in faith, in love, in endurance.

(Mark 7:9-12) 9 Further, he said to them: “You skillfully disregard the commandment of God in order to keep your tradition. 10 For example, Moses said, ‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and, ‘Let the one who speaks abusively of his father or mother be put to death.’ 11 But you say, ‘If a man says to his father or his mother: “Whatever I have that could benefit you is corban (that is, a gift dedicated to God),”’ 12 you no longer let him do a single thing for his father or his mother.

(2 Thessalonians 3:6-8) 6 Now we are giving you instructions, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to withdraw from every brother who is walking disorderly and not according to the tradition that you received from us. 7 For you yourselves know how you should imitate us, because we did not behave in a disorderly way among you, 8 nor did we eat anyone’s food free. On the contrary, by labor and toil we were working night and day so as not to impose an expensive burden on any one of you.

(1 John 2:15-17) 15 Do not love either the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him; 16 because everything in the world—the desire of the flesh and the desire of the eyes and the showy display of one’s means of life—does not originate with the Father, but originates with the world. 17 Furthermore, the world is passing away and so is its desire, but the one who does the will of God remains forever.

(1 Timothy 2:8-10) 8 So I desire that in every place the men carry on prayer, lifting up loyal hands, without anger and debates. 9 Likewise, the women should adorn themselves in appropriate dress, with modesty and soundness of mind, not with styles of hair braiding and gold or pearls or very expensive clothing, 10 but in the way that is proper for women professing devotion to God, namely, through good works.

(1 Corinthians 10:31-33) 31 Therefore, whether you are eating or drinking or doing anything else, do all things for God’s glory. 32 Keep from becoming causes for stumbling to Jews as well as Greeks and to the congregation of God, 33 just as I am trying to please all people in all things, not seeking my own advantage, but that of the many, so that they may be saved.

(Romans 1:19-23) . . .. 20 For his invisible qualities are clearly seen from the world’s creation onward, because they are perceived by the things made, even his eternal power and Godship, so that they are inexcusable. 21 For although they knew God, they did not glorify him as God nor did they thank him, but they became empty-headed in their reasonings and their senseless hearts became darkened. 22 Although claiming they were wise, they became foolish 23 and turned the glory of the incorruptible God into something like the image of corruptible man and birds and four-footed creatures and reptiles.

(Acts 14:14, 15) 14 However, when the apostles Barʹna·bas and Paul heard of it, they ripped their garments and leaped out into the crowd and cried out: 15 “Men, why are you doing these things? We too are humans having the same infirmities as you have. And we are declaring the good news to you, for you to turn from these vain things to the living God,. . .

(Isaiah 42:8)  8 I am Jehovah. That is my name; I give my glory to no one else, Nor my praise to graven images.

(Exodus 34:13-16) . . .. 14 You must not bow down to another god, for Jehovah is known for requiring exclusive devotion. Yes, he is a God who requires exclusive devotion. 15 Be careful not to make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, because when they prostitute themselves to their gods and sacrifice to their gods, someone will invite you and you will eat from his sacrifice. 16 Then you will surely take some of their daughters for your sons, and their daughters will prostitute themselves to their gods and cause your sons to prostitute themselves to their gods.

(Proverbs 4:5, 6) 5 Acquire wisdom, acquire understanding. Do not forget, and do not turn aside from what I say.  6 Do not forsake it, and it will protect you. Love it, and it will safeguard you.

(Romans 12:1, 2) . . .. 2 And stop being molded by this system of things, but be transformed by making your mind over, so that you may prove to yourselves the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

(Proverbs 15:14) 14 The understanding heart seeks knowledge, But the mouth of the stupid feeds on foolishness.

(2 Corinthians 6:16-18) 16 And what agreement does God’s temple have with idols? For we are a temple of a living God; just as God said: “I will reside among them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.” 17 “‘Therefore, get out from among them, and separate yourselves,’ says Jehovah, ‘and quit touching the unclean thing’”; “‘and I will take you in.’” 18 “‘And I will become a father to you, and you will become sons and daughters to me,’ says Jehovah, the Almighty. . .

(1 John 5:18, 19) . . .. 19 We know that we originate with God, but the whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one. . .

False religion had a very early start in the bible.

If you don't read it how can you have faith.

We can see false religion had a very early start with Cain. But because Cain was not worshiping in truth God would not accept his worship. Instead of listening to God Cain became angry at Abel and killed him even though God had repeatedly warned him this would occur if he did not change. Our worship must be pure God requires exclusive devotion. So anything God would not approve of should not be a part of our worship it keeps our hearts from being complete with God and can lead us down a path of sin like what occurred with Cain. We may not murder someone but we may do something that we will regret the rest of our lives if we are not doing our best to make our hearts complete with God.

We are not to use images in our worship. We are not to get involved in traditions of man like the pharisees and others did. There are many many very subtle things that may seem harmless but they keep our hearts from being complete with God.

(Jude 11-13) 11 Too bad for them, for they have followed the path of Cain and have rushed into the erroneous course of Baʹlaam for reward, and they have perished in the rebellious talk of Korʹah! 12 These are the rocks hidden below water at your love feasts while they feast with you, shepherds who feed themselves without fear; waterless clouds carried here and there by the wind; fruitless trees in late autumn, having died twice and having been uprooted; 13 wild waves of the sea that cast up the foam of their own shame; stars with no set course, for which the blackest darkness stands reserved forever.

(Genesis 4:2-7) . . .Abel became a shepherd of the flock, but Cain became a cultivator of the ground. 3 After some time, Cain brought some fruits of the land as an offering to Jehovah. 4 But Abel brought some firstlings of his flock, including their fat. While Jehovah looked with favor on Abel and on his offering, 5 he did not look with any favor on Cain and on his offering. So Cain grew hot with anger and was dejected. 6 Then Jehovah said to Cain: “Why are you so angry and dejected? 7 If you turn to doing good, will you not be restored to favor? But if you do not turn to doing good, sin is crouching at the door, and its craving is to dominate you; but will you get the mastery over it?”

Many believed the Sadducee and pharisees were teaching bible truths. The difference is so subtle we can be easily deceived. This occurs when we follow the desires of our flesh or heart instead of letting God’s word guide us and accepting and applying all that it instructs us to do. This resulted in many persecuting those who were worshiping in truth. This also resulted in Jesus own people persecuting and killing him. Many will believe they are worshiping in truth because they listened to and followed false teaching. This is why we should make certain of what God requires. Because people do not write God’s word in their hearts and let the things they view as little things persist it results in them being easily swayed by persuasive people. Merchants profit heavily from this fact by taking advantage of traditional holidays claiming these things are to honor God or in celebration to him. But none of these things were instituted by God and Israel had lost God’s approval in the past for getting involved in such things.

Just because it is lawful to do and does not seem to hurt anyone does not mean it is beneficial for us. In the long run it can harm us by weakening us spiritually. All Satan needs is one foot in the door to be able to hinder us spiritually and keeping us blinded. His attacks are not always obvious and often times his most effective attacks are the more subtle ones.

Because of their sin against God Israel started to suffer. When they removed the false worship from among themselves the bible tells us God could no longer tolerate Israel’s suffering.

Many believe that the physical nation of Israel is God’s chosen people but that covenant was fulfilled and this paved the way for the spiritual nation of Israel to be built. This may seem like something minor but think about it. Jesus ransom sacrifice fulfilled the promise to Abraham that through his seed people of all the nations would be blessed. This sealed the new covenant producing a new nation a spiritual nation. So the nation of Israel in our times is a spiritual nation.

Becoming a part of that spiritual nation is not easy. We have to remember Satan has most of the world deceived. So it comes with persecution and hatred towards those who choose to worship God with a complete heart. Just as they persecuted those who worshiped in truth in the past they are doing it and will do it again. The persecution is going to get worse. Very soon those who were indecisive will not have the choice to worship in truth because the system is very near it’s end so now more then ever we need to make certain we are worshiping in truth. Jesus is king in heaven now. By rejecting the spiritual nation we are in a sense rejecting that Jesus is king of that spiritual nation. We would never what to do that. By acknowledge that Israel is a spiritual nation we are acknowledge the king is also a spirit being in heaven sitting on the thrown ruling over that nation, but if we declare that Israel is a physical nation we are rejecting that Jesus fulfilled the promises given to Abraham and we could be rejecting the new covenant that was promised.

(Acts 4:1-4) 4 While the two were speaking to the people, the priests, the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees came up to them. 2 These were annoyed because the apostles were teaching the people and were openly declaring the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. 3 So they seized them and took them into custody until the next day, for it was already evening. 4 However, many of those who had listened to the speech believed, and the number of the men became about 5,000.

(1 Thessalonians 2:14-16) 14 For you, brothers, became imitators of the congregations of God in union with Christ Jesus that are in Ju·deʹa, because you suffered at the hands of your own countrymen the same things that they also are suffering at the hands of the Jews, 15 who even killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets and persecuted us. Furthermore, they are not pleasing God, but are against the interests of all men, 16 as they try to prevent us from speaking to people of the nations so that these might be saved. In this way they always fill up the measure of their sins. But his wrath has at last come upon them. . .

(2 Corinthians 11:12-15) 12 But what I am doing I will continue to do, in order to eliminate the pretext of those who are wanting a basis for being found equal to us in the things about which they boast. 13 For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder, for Satan himself keeps disguising himself as an angel of light. 15 It is therefore nothing extraordinary if his ministers also keep disguising themselves as ministers of righteousness. But their end will be according to their works.

(1 Corinthians 6:12) 12 All things are lawful for me, but not all things are advantageous. All things are lawful for me, but I will not let myself be controlled by anything.

(Jeremiah 10:1-6) 10 Hear the word that Jehovah has spoken against you, O house of Israel. 2 This is what Jehovah says: “Do not learn the way of the nations, And do not be terrified by the signs of the heavens Because the nations are terrified by them.  3 For the customs of the peoples are a delusion. It is just a tree of the forest that is cut down, Worked by the hands of the craftsman with his tool.  4 They adorn it with silver and gold And fasten it with hammer and nails so that it will not fall over.  5 Like a scarecrow in a cucumber field, they cannot speak; They have to be carried, for they cannot walk. Do not fear them, for they can do no harm, Nor can they do any good.”  6 No one is like you, O Jehovah. You are great, and your name is great and mighty.

(Judges 10:13-16) . . .. 14 Go to the gods whom you have chosen and call for help. Let them save you in your time of distress.” 15 But the Israelites said to Jehovah: “We have sinned. Do to us whatever is good in your eyes. Only save us, please, this day.” 16 And they removed the foreign gods from their midst and served Jehovah, so that he could no longer tolerate Israel’s suffering.

(2 Chronicles 7:14) if my people on whom my name has been called humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn away from their evil ways, then I will hear from the heavens and forgive their sin and heal their land

(Isaiah 43:10-12) 10 “You are my witnesses,” declares Jehovah, “Yes, my servant whom I have chosen, So that you may know and have faith in me And understand that I am the same One. Before me no God was formed, And after me there has been none. 11 I—I am Jehovah, and besides me there is no savior.” 12 “I am the One who declared and saved and made known When there was no foreign god among you. So you are my witnesses,” declares Jehovah, “and I am God.

(Acts 15:15-20) 15 And with this the words of the Prophets agree, just as it is written: 16 ‘After these things I will return and raise up again the tent of David that is fallen down; I will rebuild its ruins and restore it, 17 so that the men who remain may earnestly seek Jehovah, together with people of all the nations, people who are called by my name, says Jehovah, who is doing these things, 18 known from of old.’ 19 Therefore, my decision is not to trouble those from the nations who are turning to God, 20 but to write them to abstain from things polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from what is strangled, and from blood.

(Acts 10:34, 35) At this Peter began to speak, and he said: “Now I truly understand that God is not partial, 35 but in every nation the man who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him.

(1 Peter 2:9, 10) But you are “a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for special possession, that you should declare abroad the excellencies” of the One who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 10 For you were once not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not been shown mercy, but now you have received mercy

(Genesis 22:17, 18) . . .. 18 And by means of your offspring all nations of the earth will obtain a blessing for themselves because you have listened to my voice.. . .

(Galatians 3:8, 9) 8 Now the scripture, foreseeing that God would declare people of the nations righteous through faith, declared the good news beforehand to Abraham, namely: “By means of you all the nations will be blessed.” 9 So those who adhere to faith are being blessed together with Abraham, who had faith.

(Matthew 21:42-46) 42 Jesus said to them: “Did you never read in the Scriptures, ‘The stone that the builders rejected, this has become the chief cornerstone. This has come from Jehovah, and it is marvelous in our eyes’? 43 This is why I say to you, the Kingdom of God will be taken from you and be given to a nation producing its fruits. 44 Also, the person falling on this stone will be shattered. As for anyone on whom it falls, it will crush him.” 45 When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his illustrations, they knew that he was speaking about them. 46 Although they wanted to seize him, they feared the crowds, because these regarded him as a prophet.

(Galatians 3:7-9) 7 Surely you know that it is those who adhere to faith who are sons of Abraham. 8 Now the scripture, foreseeing that God would declare people of the nations righteous through faith, declared the good news beforehand to Abraham, namely: “By means of you all the nations will be blessed.” 9 So those who adhere to faith are being blessed together with Abraham, who had faith. . .

(Hosea 2:23) 23 I will sow her like seed for myself in the earth, And I will show mercy to her who was not shown mercy; I will say to those not my people: “You are my people,” And they will say: “You are my God.. . .

We know Jesus is on the heavenly throne now and taking action because things have gotten very bad. Satan and the demons have been cast out of heaven and they know they have very little time left so they are angry. Because many do not know the sign to look for to know Jesus is now sitting on the throne they will ridicule because they cannot see him. Jesus will destroy all the rebellious nations and the heavenly kingdom will rule over man for eternity. No more will man decide what is right or wrong for ourselves. We have seen the end results of that. We see the injustice, famine, wars, chronic illness and death. Man has not been able to prevent any of this, we are only making things worse. Once Jesus work is done he will hand the kingdom back over to his father Jehovah and it will rule over man who will happily obey God. Even the disciples had not understood that the new nation of Israel would be ruled over by the heavenly kingdom and mistakenly thought the nation would be a physical nation on earth. There were many prophecies that have been fulfilled so we have a more complete picture then that had at that time. At that time they had not fully known how things were to occur they only had the prophecy given to king David so they had not realized the seed would be sitting on a heavenly thrown. Chronicles 17:11-14)11 “‘“When your days come to an end and you go to be with your forefathers, I will raise up your offspring after you, one of your sons, and I will firmly establish his kingship. 12 He is the one who will build a house for me, and I will firmly establish his throne forever. 13 I will become his father, and he will become my son. I will not remove my loyal love from him the way I removed it from the one who was prior to you. 14 I will cause him to stand in my house and in my kingship forever, and his throne will last forever.”. . . Later we know the apostles had come to realize the the nation of Israel would be a spiritual nation and that it would not be one with an earthly king but it would be one that was ruled from heaven. (1 Peter 2:4, 5)4 As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but chosen, precious to God, 5 you yourselves as living stones are being built up into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, in order to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. . .

(Revelation 12:10-12) . . .“Now have come to pass the salvation and the power and the Kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ, because the accuser of our brothers has been hurled down, who accuses them day and night before our God! 11 And they conquered him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their witnessing, and they did not love their souls even in the face of death. 12 On this account be glad, you heavens and you who reside in them! Woe for the earth and for the sea, because the Devil has come down to you, having great anger, knowing that he has a short period of time. . .

(Acts 2:31-36) . . .. 32 God resurrected this Jesus, and of this we are all witnesses. 33 Therefore, because he was exalted to the right hand of God and received the promised holy spirit from the Father, he has poured out what you see and hear. 34 For David did not ascend to the heavens, but he himself says, ‘Jehovah said to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand 35 until I place your enemies as a stool for your feet.”’ 36 Therefore, let all the house of Israel know for a certainty that God made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you executed on a stake. . .

(2 Peter 3:2-4) . . .. 3 First of all know this, that in the last days ridiculers will come with their ridicule, proceeding according to their own desires 4 and saying: “Where is this promised presence of his? Why, from the day our forefathers fell asleep in death, all things are continuing exactly as they were from creation’s beginning.. . .

(Jeremiah 23:17) 17 They are saying again and again to those who disrespect me, ‘Jehovah has said: “You will enjoy peace.”’ And to everyone who follows his own stubborn heart they say, ‘No calamity will come upon you.’

(Romans 9:7, 8) . . .” 8 That is, the children in the flesh are not really the children of God, but the children by the promise are counted as the offspring.

(Romans 11:17-24) 17 However, if some of the branches were broken off and you, although being a wild olive, were grafted in among them and became a sharer of the richness of the olive’s root, 18 do not be arrogant toward the branches. If, though, you are arrogant toward them, remember that you do not bear the root, but the root bears you. 19 You will say, then: “Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in.” 20 That is true! For their lack of faith, they were broken off, but you are standing by faith. Do not be haughty, but be in fear. 21 For if God did not spare the natural branches, neither will he spare you. 22 Consider, therefore, God’s kindness and severity. There is severity toward those who fell, but toward you there is God’s kindness, provided you remain in his kindness; otherwise, you too will be lopped off. 23 And they also, if they do not remain in their lack of faith, will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them back in. 24 For if you were cut out of the olive tree that is wild by nature and were grafted contrary to nature into the garden olive tree, how much more will these who are natural branches be grafted back into their own olive tree!

(Galatians 3:28, 29) . . .. 29 Moreover, if you belong to Christ, you are really Abraham’s offspring, heirs with reference to a promise. . .

(Daniel 2:44) 44 “In the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed. And this kingdom will not be passed on to any other people. It will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, and it alone will stand forever,

(1 Corinthians 15:24-28) 24 Next, the end, when he hands over the Kingdom to his God and Father, when he has brought to nothing all government and all authority and power. 25 For he must rule as king until God has put all enemies under his feet. 26 And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing. 27 For God “subjected all things under his feet.” But when he says that ‘all things have been subjected,’ it is evident that this does not include the One who subjected all things to him. 28 But when all things will have been subjected to him, then the Son himself will also subject himself to the One who subjected all things to him, that God may be all things to everyone.

(Luke 19:11) 11 While they were listening to these things, he told another illustration, because he was near Jerusalem and they thought that the Kingdom of God was going to appear instantly.

(Acts 1:6) 6 So when they had assembled, they asked him: “Lord, are you restoring the kingdom to Israel at this time?”

(John 18:36) 36 Jesus answered: “My Kingdom is no part of this world. If my Kingdom were part of this world, my attendants would have fought that I should not be handed over to the Jews. But as it is, my Kingdom is not from this source.”

(Revelation 11:15) The seventh angel blew his trumpet. And there were loud voices in heaven, saying: “The kingdom of the world has become the Kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he will rule as king forever and ever.

To be accepted into this kingdom it is very important we know what God requires. So we should know what the bible really teaches.

https://www.jw.org/en/library/books/bible-teach/

How the extreme measures taken to control the supposed pandemic has caused more deaths then it prevented.

Written by Lee Stevenson. Sorry I am a lousy editor. This is not complete. I just learned that they are requiring mothers to wear mask while giving birth which causes problems for the mother and the infant. I am going to add that later.

Why does Covid seem so rampant? One of the reasons is when someone has the flu or a common cold they give a clinical diagnoses. Covid has been found to be no more lethal then the flu. So by testing for it those who cried wolf can artificially exaggerate the numbers in order to justify the stupid things they have done.

Infection and fatality rate of Covid is lower then the flu. The infection is usually so mild many had it without even realizing it. Any death or illness is being contributed to Covid even if the person was already under hospice care when the death occurred. They have changed the definition for cause of death which is causing the numbers to be exaggerated. For example if a person has Lyme disease and it damages their heart and they die from heart failure then heart failure is listed as the cause of death. But if someone develops heart disease and have no symptoms of Covid but test positive for Covid then Covid is listed as the cause of death. Many have gotten Covid and experienced no symptoms and did not become ill from it. But if they get in a car accident and test positive for Covid it will be listed as the cause of death. Why are they doing this? Many have already had Covid and don’t even realize it because most will be symptom free. This is quoted from the CDCs guidelines on reporting Covid as the cause of death. “In cases where a definite diagnosis of COVID–19 cannot be made, but it is suspected or likely (e.g., the circumstances are compelling within a reasonable degree of certainty), it is acceptable to report COVID–19 on a death certificate as “probable” or “presumed.” In these instances, certifiers should use their best clinical judgement in determining if a COVID–19 infection was likely. However, please note that testing for COVID–19 should be conducted whenever possible. “ This is the CDCs new instruction for the ICD-10 code for COVID-19 : “As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (CDC/NCHS) is implementing additional codes into the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) for reporting to include: • Encounter for screening for COVID-19 (Z11.52) • Contact with and (suspected) exposure to COVID-19 (Z20.822) • Personal history of COVID-19 (Z86.16) • Multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS) (M35.81) • Other specified systemic involvement of connective tissue (M35.89) • Pneumonia due to coronavirus disease 2019 (J12.82”

As you can see this leaves things pretty much open to report anything even slightly suspected of being covid related as being covid. Even if the person had a comorbity that caused their death the CDC has informed people to list Covid as the cause of death.

Many states inflated the number of Corona infections and deaths. Why did they do this. The worst part of all this scam, even with the numbers inflated the death rate was still lower then death from influenza. Many at the NIH had financial interest in the Corona vaccine and would profit from it. What is even more suspicious is the NIH helped fund the gain of function research the caused the Covid outbreak to occur.

Another question I have is, if someone dies from liver failure or heart failure who has Lyme it is not listed on the cause of death but if someone who has Covid dies from liver failure or heart failure Covid is listed as the cause of death. Why the double standard.

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/covid_weekly/index.htm?fbclid=IwAR3-wrg3tTKK5-9tOHPGAHWFVO3DfslkJ0KsDEPQpWmPbKtp6EsoVV2Qs1Q

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/covid_weekly/index.htm#Comorbidities

https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.05.13.20101253v3

https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/M20-5352

https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.04.14.20062463v1

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/05/29/us_covid-19_death_toll_is_inflated.html#!

https://mcclintock.house.gov/newsroom/columns/the-unseen-death-toll-of-covid-19-measures

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-children-un/u-n-warns-economic-downturn-could-kill-hundreds-of-thousands-of-children-in-2020-idUSKBN21Y2X7

https://www.thecentersquare.com/minnesota/sen-jensen-covid-19-death-rate-might-be-artificially-inflated/article_7eca1a42-7a94-11ea-97a6-fb0b397c746c.html

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/05/cdc-and-states-are-misreporting-covid-19-test-data-pennsylvania-georgia-texas/611935/

https://reporter.nih.gov/project-details/8674931

https://reporter.nih.gov/project-details/9819304

Studies have shown that wearing mask during exercise has adverse effects on the body.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214687320300674

Many states are exagerating the number of active Corona infections by including antibody test with the covid test. The covid test in itself should not be used to test for covid and I will explain the reasons for that.

https://www.sunherald.com/news/coronavirus/article242901231.html

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/investigation-finds-several-deaths-in-florida-county-wrongly-attributed-to-coronavirus

Things put in place to try and control the fake pandemic are causing more deaths because the isolation and financial devastation caused by them are increasing deaths by domestic violence and suicide. I would not doubt if some of those are also being listed as being caused by Corona. Economic recessions have been shown to increase domestic violence and suicide rates.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24925987/

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-27796628

The PCR test was only supposed to be used in experimental studies they were not meant to determine if a person has an infection because there are many things that can skew the results. For example there are many types of Covid , the cold virus is a form of Covid. Most are harmless but if you come in contact with one of them you can test positive for Covid. Not only that if you had an infection from Covid but had recovered you would still test positive. So the numbers of people who actually have Covid are being exaggerated by their faulty methods of testing for Covid. The PCR test is so flawed that even soda pop and fruit are testing positive for Corona. To make things even worse some states were not reporting negative test results they were only reporting positive test results. The PCR test is so unreliable that a person can repeatedly test positive and negative in the same day. The PCR test is pretty much worthless for detecting actual infection. My question is if someone test positive for Lyme they test them again and accept the negative test result and the person is told they do not have Lyme and the first test was in error. But if someone test positive for Covid the results are accepted as being positive for Covid. These constant contradictions in how they use the test is proof in itself the test are pretty much worthless for detecting infections. The CDC themselves stated that a positive test result may not indicate the person has a Covid infection. The makers of the PCR test state that the test are not meat for diagnosing but are for experimental purposes.

https://www.fda.gov/media/134922/download

https://www.reuters.com/video/watch/idOVCCIUZCJ

https://www.fox35orlando.com/news/fox-35-investigates-florida-department-of-health-says-some-labs-have-not-reported-negative-covid-19-results

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2762688

https://www.creative-diagnostics.com/coronavirus.htm

Now lets cover if the mask are of any use in protecting someone. First we need to determine if face mask have helped in the past. Many studies indicate they did not help. Respirators proved to be of no use in preventing infection either. Studies have shown there are adverse effects from wearing mask. Wearing face mask leads to increase CO2 levels. Increase CO2 levels have been shown to make a person more prone to infection and leads to many health problems. The mask cause moisture to be retained making it a breading ground for infections and mold which can make a person very ill and has been found to cause skin problems including skin infections. The mask cause hypoxia which inhibits the immune system.

Studies have shown that mask offer very little protection but they have comfort those who are not wise and do not try to educate themselves. So the role the mask plays is symbolic not functional. Mask wearing can cause tooth decay, candida overgrowth, maske which is a term medical professionals use for acne caused by face mask. Some facemask have been found to have toxic chemicals such as formaldehyde and certain fungicides.

The mask has been shown to deprive the body of oxygen. This can lead to the brain being deprived of oxygen resulting in the brain not being able to function properly and if this occurs long enough and enough times it can result in brain damage. The mask have been found to reduce lung capacity. During exercise wearing mask were found to can an increase in physical demand. Now imagine those who are experiencing preexisting health problems. Oxygen deprivation for an extended period of time can lead to many serious health problems including lactic acidosis. This also makes a person more prone to lung infection and lung damage.

So it seems to me wearing mask is like shooting yourself in hand to save your foot.

https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp2006372

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19216002/

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2749214

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/jebm.12381

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/epidemiology-and-infection/article/face-masks-to-prevent-transmission-of-influenza-virus-a-systematic-%20review/64D368496EBDE0AFCC6639CCC9D8BC05

https://www.cmaj.ca/content/188/8/567

https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/M20-6817

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/j.1750-2659.2011.00198.x?fbclid=IwAR3kRYVYDKb0aR-su9_me9_vY6a8KVR4HZ17J2A_80f_fXUABRQdhQlc8Wo

https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/M20-6817

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33707889/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33670983/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33527560/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18500410/

https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1418012/face-masks-coronavirus-covid-19-guidelines-ppe-evg

https://davidicke.com/2020/08/16/42-peer-reviewed-studies-that-show-masks-are-neither-safe-nor-effective-its-about-subjugation-and-control-not-health-except-destroying-it/

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00392-020-01704-y?fbclid=IwAR2efCeG691ekjaZyuy8w26-m8DNIPjjCDy2sa1uBlv0EwWbcgC9l5ak8Sk

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214687320300674

https://www.winterwatch.net/2020/10/del-bigtree-tests-air-quality-of-breathing-while-wearing-a-mask-on-a-child-proving-masks-are-toxic/?fbclid=IwAR3eCROw9SHt7i53yR912GO7UF_GEhPRU9Ie5V_9_Mh8ZbmgfTEyktxT6d0

https://factdr.com/health-conditions/lactic-acidosis/?fbclid=IwAR38j7bj-Mg-lnQ4r56MLr1P7P-m8wApTGV0hEMaxzKV8dF-5pgLZwcVjaE

http://scielo.isciii.es/pdf/neuro/v19n2/3.pdf?fbclid=IwAR16Az7vg_xt3oB4ih-HQu-DOZ4Xh-swsnISjdxSc9fMdmyQujrqmiOA4I0

The measures taken to try and contain a supposed pandemic have caused deaths in many ways. Many of those deaths were most likely attributed to Covid. Deaths from suicide and domestic violence have increased. This happening is more then a coincidence because deaths from suicide and domestic violence has increased in most nations who took extreme measures to try and control the supposed pandemic. I say supposed because Studies have shown that Covid-19 is no more deadly then the flu. There are studies that have shown deaths from substance abuse have also dramatically increased since this all started. Many have lost their jobs because of the extreme measures taken so many are struggling to survive now and feed their families. Suicide rates among children have taken a dramatic climb since nations have been enforcing these lock downs. Homicide rates have taken a dramatic climb since the Covid-19 lock downs and extreme measure that have been taken to isolate people and separate them.

Social isolation has been shown to have a negative impact on health and has been research before the lock downs. So we must consider the deaths that occur because of the ill health effects the social isolation these lock downs are causing. Social isolation has been shown to dramatically increase mortality. This occurs because sleep patterns get disrupted, it increases stress, inhibits the immune system, and has been shown to cause systemic inflammation all these have been linked to causing chronic illness and even mental illness. Loneliness has been found to dramatically decrease ones lifespan. The lower oxygen levels from wearing the mask has been shown to cause cognitive decline. Now ad this to the fact that isolation causes cognitive decline. Imagine what this is doing to the childrens health. Studies have shown that socially isolated children have poorer health.

https://fee.org/articles/harvard-researchers-nearly-half-of-young-adults-showing-signs-of-depression-amid-pandemic/

https://fee.org/articles/san-francisco-sees-more-overdose-deaths-than-covid-deaths-in-2020/

http://www.kateto.net/covid19/COVID19%20CONSORTIUM%20REPORT%2023%20MENTAL%20HEALTH%20NOV%202020.pdf

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0277953612000275

https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2016/01/02/1511085112.abstract

https://heart.bmj.com/content/102/13/1009

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1745691614568352

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1745691614568352

https://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pmed.1000316

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/fullarticle/205331

https://fee.org/articles/youth-depression-suicide-increasing-during-pandemic-response/

https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/147/3/e2020029280

https://www.thedoctorstv.com/articles/the-teen-suicide-crisis-caused-by-covid-19

https://covid19.counciloncj.org/2021/01/31/impact-report-covid-19-and-crime-3/

Now consider how severely mask are effecting people health. We know that birthing can take it’s toll on a mother and some have died giving birth. Some hospitals are requiring the mother wear mask wow giving birth. How much harm is this doing to the mother. How much harm is this doing to the infant because it’s brain would be getting deprived of oxygen. When you think man cannot get any dumber they prove us wrong. They usually hide when they are doing stupid things like this so you pretty much have to search online forums to find what hospitals are doing. Even mild oxygen deprivation during birth can cause long term effects on an infants brain. So you have to ask what is the oxygen deprivation from the mask doing to an infants brain?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-8834045/Women-France-felt-like-suffocating-forced-wear-face-masks-childbirth.html

https://community.whattoexpect.com/forums/june-2021-babies/topic/giving-birth-in-a-mask-103661496.html

https://www.independent.ie/lifestyle/health/effects-of-mild-lack-of-oxygen-at-birth-long-term-29907475.html

https://www.birthinjuryguide.org/causes/oxygen-deprivation/

https://hiehelpcenter.org/what-is-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy/

Base protocol for healing.

Wrtten by Lee Stevenson

This is not medical advice. If you are ill please find an experienced functional medicine practitioner. I am putting this here to give people an idea of what a base protocol to help start their healing will look like

Inflammation and oxidative stress.

P5P

B12

Pine bark extract

CoQ10 this one a person has to ease into because it does detox cells and a person can get ill at first when taking it.

Grape seed extract.

Alternate the type of Omega threes you consume I have found alternating them to be more effective. I alternate between flax seed oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, and fish oil. Make sure the fish oil is fresh, contains lemon to preserve freshness and store it in the refrigerator.

Melatonin, if you react to melatonin it means your vitamin D levels are low

Vitamin D3 do not take over 500 IU

Magnesium I usually alternate the types I take.

Maganese and molybdenum three times a week.

Zinc but do not take high dose.

If you have high ammonia

yucca root

jerusalem artichoke root

TMG plant based do not get trymethylglycine HCL that is man made. Get Trymethylglycine from plants based.

This along with the base protocol

If you have infection

coconut oil

mugwort

bayberry

Pau Darco

Perriwinkle

Probiotics

Butyrate producers like Clostridium butyrica

A probiotic with a variety of bifidobacteria.

Now Probiotic 10

Lactobacillus acidophilus, lactobacillus heliviticus, lactobacillus Casei shiroto

Streptococcus thermophilus

If you have IC or excess blood clotting or numbness in hands or feet.

Bacopa

Butchers Broom

Grape seed extract

Nattokinase

If you are gaining weight it indicates inhibite B oxidation. You need to increase Type 1 muscle and work on restoring mitochondrial respiration. Or if you are experiencing tight or fatigued muscles.

CoQ10

Nicotinamide

Eat foods high in B vitamins like mushrooms.

Increase nitrate by eating foods such as leafy greens and beets.

Increase vitamin C

Malabsorption

If you have malabsorption you may have to use sublingual supplements until your gut heals or take megatribulus extract which increase absorption of nutrients it is consumed with.

Mucilage like kudzu root, marshmallow root or maca root

Devron bismuth but do not take too long or too often. High levels of bismuth can inhibit mitochondrial respiration.

If possible drink bone broth once in a while it give the gut the nutrients it needs to heal.

Also take a complete plant based digestive enzyme complex when you eat.

Neglecting the sick can have serious consequences.

The bible tells us we are to take care of our families. It did not just state provide but take care of them. This means we are to keep them a safe as we can , take care of their health when needed, take care of emotional and physical needs. This does not mean we are only to provide for them. Jesus offered comfort when possible, told others how to reduce their burdens emotionally and physically and even set the example of how we are to be humble about it by washing the disciples feet.

When someone is ill we are to do our best to help them and take care of them. Jesus made it clear we are to take care of the sick. We are to carry each others burdens in doing so we are fulfilling the law of Christ. If we do not take care of families and help carry their burdens our prayers may not be answered. The bible tells us those who are strong should bear the weakness of those who are not strong. This indicates we are to carry one who is weaker burdens for them.

Not taking care of the lowly one or afflicted one is part of the reason Sodom was destroyed by God. If we do not take care of family in need how much more may that make us lose favor in God’s eyes? Now only will it result in our prayers not being heard it could result in our destruction.

Not taking care of the lowly one or afflicted one is part of the reason Sodom was destroyed by God. If we do not take care of family in need how much more my that make us lose favor in God’s eyes?

God set a standard showing if our neglect or reckless behavior resulted in someones losing their life or becoming injured then we were to make restitution and in some instances the guilty party could have paid with their life. If we neglect those who are ill or we are careless and it causes them more suffering or even cost their life the bible shows we would incur bloodguilt. For example the bible tells us if we do not warn someone of sin we could incur bloodguilt. So this shows that we are to help with all aspects of a persons health including the spiritual health. The bible actually commands us to rescue those in distress.

By doing our best to imitate Jesus and the love he showed setting an example for us to follow , we may conquer the world and we demonstrate our faith. Love should guide all we do.

(1 Timothy 5:7, 8) 8 Certainly if anyone does not provide for those who are his own, and especially for those who are members of his household, he has disowned the faith and is worse than a person without faith.

(John 13:3-10) 3 So Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands and that he came from God and was going to God, 4 got up from the evening meal and laid aside his outer garments. And taking a towel, he wrapped it around his waist. 5 After that he put water into a basin and started to wash the feet of the disciples and to dry them off with the towel that was wrapped around him. 6 Then he came to Simon Peter. He said to him: “Lord, are you washing my feet?” 7 Jesus answered him: “What I am doing you do not understand now, but you will understand after these things.” 8 Peter said to him: “You will certainly never wash my feet.” Jesus answered him: “Unless I wash you, you have no share with me.” 9 Simon Peter said to him: “Lord, wash not only my feet but also my hands and my head.” 10 Jesus said to him: “Whoever has bathed does not need to have more than his feet washed, but is completely clean. And you men are clean, but not all of you.. . .

(Matthew 25:34-40) 34 “Then the King will say to those on his right: ‘Come, you who have been blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the founding of the world. 35 For I became hungry and you gave me something to eat; I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink. I was a stranger and you received me hospitably; 36 naked and you clothed me. I fell sick and you looked after me. I was in prison and you visited me.’ 37 Then the righteous ones will answer him with the words: ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and receive you hospitably, or naked and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ 40 In reply the King will say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.

(Galatians 6:2-5) 2 Go on carrying the burdens of one another, and in this way you will fulfill the law of the Christ. 3 For if anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he is deceiving himself. 4 But let each one examine his own actions, and then he will have cause for rejoicing in regard to himself alone, and not in comparison with the other person. 5 For each one will carry his own load.

(Romans 15:1-3) 15 We, though, who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of those not strong, and not to be pleasing ourselves. 2 Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. 3 For even the Christ did not please himself. . .

(Ezekiel 16:48-50) . . .. 49 Look! This was the error of Sodʹom your sister: She and her daughters were proud and had an abundance of food and carefree tranquillity; yet they did not support the afflicted and the poor. 50 They remained haughty and carried on detestable practices in my sight, so I found it necessary to remove them.

(Proverbs 21:12, 13) . . .He overthrows the wicked to their ruin. 13 Whoever stops up his ear to the cry of the lowly one Will himself call and not be answered. . .

(Matthew 25:41-46) 41 “Then he will say to those on his left: ‘Go away from me, you who have been cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the Devil and his angels. 42 For I became hungry, but you gave me nothing to eat; and I was thirsty, but you gave me nothing to drink. 43 I was a stranger, but you did not receive me hospitably; naked, but you did not clothe me; sick and in prison, but you did not look after me.’ 44 Then they too will answer with the words: ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison and did not minister to you?’ 45 Then he will answer them, saying: ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did not do it to one of these least ones, you did not do it to me.’ 46 These will depart into everlasting cutting-off, but the righteous ones into everlasting life.

(Ezekiel 3:17-21) 17 “Son of man, I have appointed you as a watchman to the house of Israel; and when you hear a word from my mouth, you must warn them from me. 18 When I say to someone wicked, ‘You will surely die,’ but you do not warn him, and you fail to speak in order to warn the wicked one to turn from his wicked course so that he may stay alive, he will die for his error because he is wicked, but I will ask his blood back from you. 19 But if you warn someone wicked and he does not turn back from his wickedness and from his wicked course, he will die for his error, but you will certainly save your own life. 20 But when someone righteous abandons his righteousness and does what is wrong, I will put a stumbling block before him and he will die. If you did not warn him, he will die for his sin and his righteous acts will not be remembered, but I will ask his blood back from you. 21 But if you have warned the righteous one not to sin, and he does not sin, he will surely keep alive because he was warned, and you will have saved your own life.. . .

(Deuteronomy 22:8) 8 “If you build a new house, you must also make a parapet for your roof, so that you may not bring bloodguilt on your house because of someone falling from it.

(Proverbs 24:9-12)  9 Foolish schemes are sinful, And people detest a ridiculer. 10 If you become discouraged in the day of distress, Your strength will be meager. 11 Rescue those who are being taken away to death, And hold back those staggering to the slaughter. 12 If you say, “But we did not know about this,” Does not the One who examines hearts discern it? Yes, the One who watches you will know And will repay each man according to his activity.

(1 John 5:1-4) 5 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born from God, and everyone who loves the one who caused to be born loves him who has been born from that one. 2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and carry out his commandments. 3 For this is what the love of God means, that we observe his commandments; and yet his commandments are not burdensome, 4 because everyone who has been born from God conquers the world. And this is the conquest that has conquered the world, our faith. . .

(1 Corinthians 13:4-7) 4 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous. It does not brag, does not get puffed up, 5 does not behave indecently, does not look for its own interests, does not become provoked. It does not keep account of the injury. 6 It does not rejoice over unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth. 7 It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

We need to be ready to handle naysayers.

If you are to follow in Jesus foot steps you will be ridiculed , hated, accused of being crazy, lied about, and persecuted in many ways. Often times these things were done by Jesus own people and family. The bible tells us the student is no better then the teacher. We should not answer the naysayers the bible says if they reject the truth then to shake the dust from our feet and move on.

(Matthew 10:13-15) . . .. 14 Wherever anyone does not receive you or listen to your words, on going out of that house or that city, shake the dust off your feet. 15 Truly I say to you, it will be more endurable for the land of Sodʹom and Go·morʹrah on Judgment Day than for that city.

Our putting God’s things first may seem harsh to others because we may may choose spiritual well being over other things. They may even think we do not know how to be happy because they have forgotten how to enjoy the simple things in life. Take away all the things they own and what will they have if they do not have God or Jesus on their side? We know many would appear to have faith but few will make it. We need to continue going through the narrow gate.

Often times as we change people will try to get us to look back. We become a new person and need to stay focused and look forward and not back at the person we used to be. That person no longer exist to God. Once we have repented and changed we are a new person to God. We have to keep in mind all this will be gone soon and all the things in this system will be gone but the treasures we store up in heaven will last forever.

Many times in the past they had ridiculed and even made fun of God’s people. They even falsely believed nothing would change and that God would not do anything and things would continue as always. Just as in Noah’s day they would take no note until it was too late. Following Jesus will not be easy because as we grow spiritually many we were close to well start hating the new person we are becoming. This is why Jesus said members of a persons own household would become their enemies. Some will only take in baby food and be so caught up in the world they never grow spiritually. The bible even warns us about associating with those how do not grow spiritually because this could effect us. We have obligation to family we must fulfill but we also must do our best to protect ourselves spiritually because as we change if they do not continue to put on the new personality daily we will grow apart from them because they will not understand us and our reasons for our faith. These ones are more physical and put their faith in the physical things of the world. We need to be careful we do not put our faith in physical things first. We should always do our best to put spiritual things first. If we do not we could lose what progress we have made and end up like others and have to take in spiritual milk instead of mature spiritual food.

We should never be ashamed of our faith or be afraid when made fun of or persecuted. We do not have to worry what to say the bible says Jesus will send the helper the holey spirit to help us when we are being tried to recall to mind the things we have learned. So we should never reply to a matter before hand but be patient God will helps us.

Whether it be family, friends or a stranger a stranger if they do not take it personal. If they refuse the truth pray for them and leave it to God. If they persecute you or shame you shake the dust off your feet and let it at that and hope some day you set and good enough example of faith it that will give a good enough witness that their eyes may be opened.

As we learn and apply God’s word we become a new person daily so some may be disappointed in our changes especially when it comes to our putty spiritual things first. To them this is not rational. As they focus on the things seen we focus on the things unseen. So they cannot see the things unseen because their spiritual eye has not been trained so our behavior is confusing to them.

I know this can be very difficult because many we love deeply will not respond to the truth but will put more faith in the physical things. Faith is one of the fruits of the spirit if someone is not excepting the truth are showing by their behavior they are just going through the motion we should be cautious so our faith is not affected. We have to continue to let love guide all we do but deal with people who show a lack of faith cautiously will feeding those who do take an interest more spiritual food. No one wants to lose family and friends but if we truly love God he has to be first in our lives. Without him there is not hope. It is from him that life comes and he is the one who can bring true happiness. No human can promise true happiness and eternal life. We need to continue to love those who hate us and pray for their eyes to be open.

We have to stay steadfast because and do our best to remain blameless because we do not want to give anyone a reason to accuse us. The more blameless we are the more their short comings stand out, in order to justify the things they do they will try to smear those who put their faith in God and try and make it look as if we are no different. Because we are more difficult to manipulate and fool they may even get upset with us because we do not easily give into their will because we know what God requires and do our best to do his will.

Because we do not put our faith in human things like wars, people, money or many other things of the world they view us as week or defenseless but no one is wiser or more powerful then God so they are very very mistaken.

(Romans 1:16, 17) 16 For I am not ashamed of the good news; it is, in fact, God’s power for salvation to everyone having faith, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 17 For in it God’s righteousness is being revealed by faith and for faith, just as it is written: “But the righteous one will live by reason of faith. . .

(1 Peter 4:12-14) 12 Beloved ones, do not be surprised about the fiery trials that you are experiencing, as though something strange were happening to you. 13 On the contrary, go on rejoicing over the extent to which you are sharers in the sufferings of the Christ, so that you may rejoice and be overjoyed also during the revelation of his glory. 14 If you are being reproached for the name of Christ, you are happy, because the spirit of glory, yes, the spirit of God, is resting upon you.

New personality

(Colossians 3:10, 11) and clothe yourselves with the new personality, which through accurate knowledge is being made new according to the image of the One who created it, 11 where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, foreigner, Scythʹi·an, slave, or freeman; but Christ is all things and in all.

(Ephesians 4:22-24) . . .. 23 And you should continue to be made new in your dominant mental attitude, 24 and should put on the new personality that was created according to God’s will in true righteousness and loyalty.

We cannot look back.

(Luke 9:62) 62 Jesus said to him: “No man who has put his hand to a plow and looks at the things behind is well-suited for the Kingdom of God. . .

(1 Corinthians 9:24) 24 Do you not know that the runners in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win it.

(Mark 10:28-31) . . .” 29 Jesus said: “Truly I say to you, no one has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for my sake and for the sake of the good news 30 who will not get 100 times more now in this period of time—houses, brothers, sisters, mothers, children, and fields, with persecutions—and in the coming system of things, everlasting life. 31 But many who are first will be last, and the last first.. . .

How the world will treat those who choose to put faith in God and Jesus.

(Matthew 5:11, 12) 11 “Happy are you when people reproach you and persecute you and lyingly say every sort of wicked thing against you for my sake. 12 Rejoice and be overjoyed, since your reward is great in the heavens, for in that way they persecuted the prophets prior to you. . .

Store up treasures in Heaven

(Matthew 6:20, 21) 20 Rather, store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Accused of being out of their minds

(Acts 26:24) 24 Now as Paul was saying these things in his defense, Festus said in a loud voice: “You are going out of your mind, Paul! Great learning is driving you out of your mind!”

(Mark 3:21, 22) 21 But when his relatives heard about it, they went out to seize him, for they were saying: “He has gone out of his mind.” 22 Also, the scribes who came down from Jerusalem were saying: “He has Be·elʹze·bub, and he expels the demons by means of the ruler of the demons.”

We lose family friends and maybe even material things.

(Philippians 3:6-9) . . .. 7 Yet, the things that were gains to me, I have considered loss on account of the Christ. 8 What is more, I do indeed also consider all things to be loss on account of the excelling value of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have taken the loss of all things and I consider them as a lot of refuse, that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in union with him, not because of my own righteousness from following the Law, but because of the righteousness that is through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God based on faith.

(Luke 21:16-19) 16 Moreover, you will be handed over even by parents and brothers and relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death, 17 and you will be hated by all people because of my name. 18 But not even a hair of your heads will perish. 19 By your endurance you will preserve your lives.

Yes means yes, many will get upset that we cannot be easily manipulated or accused.

(Matthew 5:36, 37) . . .. 37 Just let your word ‘Yes’ mean yes, your ‘No,’ no, for what goes beyond these is from the wicked one.

(2 Timothy 3:15-17) . . .have known the holy writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is inspired of God and beneficial for teaching, for reproving, for setting things straight, for disciplining in righteousness, 17 so that the man of God may be fully competent, completely equipped for every good work.

(John 8:31, 32) 31 Then Jesus went on to say to the Jews who had believed him: “If you remain in my word, you are really my disciples, 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.. . .

We are freed from all the hatred and many other bad things that go on in the world.

(James 1:24, 25) . . .. 25 But the one who peers into the perfect law that belongs to freedom and continues in it has become, not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work; and he will be happy in what he does. . .

(Matthew 7:22, 23) Many will say to me in that day: ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and expel demons in your name, and perform many powerful works in your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them: ‘I never knew you! Get away from me, you workers of lawlessness

(Hebrews 11:13) 13 In faith all of these died, although they did not receive the fulfillment of the promises; but they saw them from a distance and welcomed them and publicly declared that they were strangers and temporary residents in the land.

(Romans 14:22, 23) 22 The faith that you have, keep it to yourself before God. Happy is the man who does not judge himself by what he approves. 23 But if he has doubts, he is already condemned if he eats, because he does not eat based on faith. Indeed, everything that is not based on faith is sin.

We have to try and tell people the things we have learned if we do not how could they learn to have the faith we have?

(John 4:39-42) 39 Many of the Sa·marʹi·tans from that city put faith in him because of the word of the woman who bore witness, saying: “He told me all the things I did.” 40 So when the Sa·marʹi·tans came to him, they asked him to stay with them, and he stayed there two days. 41 As a result, many more believed because of what he said, 42 and they said to the woman: “We no longer believe just because of what you said; for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the savior of the world.”

We cannot give up because all these things are temporary. So there is no good reason to love the world and the things in them when they will be done away with soon.

(2 Corinthians 4:16-18) 16 Therefore, we do not give up, but even if the man we are outside is wasting away, certainly the man we are inside is being renewed from day to day. 17 For though the tribulation is momentary and light, it works out for us a glory that is of more and more surpassing greatness and is everlasting; 18 while we keep our eyes, not on the things seen, but on the things unseen. For the things seen are temporary, but the things unseen are everlasting.

(1 Corinthians 2:6-10) 6 Now we speak wisdom among those who are mature, but not the wisdom of this system of things nor that of the rulers of this system of things, who are to come to nothing. 7 But we speak God’s wisdom in a sacred secret, the hidden wisdom, which God foreordained before the systems of things for our glory. 8 It is this wisdom that none of the rulers of this system of things came to know, for if they had known it, they would not have executed the glorious Lord. 9 But just as it is written: “Eye has not seen and ear has not heard, nor have there been conceived in the heart of man the things that God has prepared for those who love him.” 10 For it is to us God has revealed them through his spirit, for the spirit searches into all things, even the deep things of God.

(1 John 2:15-17) 15 Do not love either the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him; 16 because everything in the world—the desire of the flesh and the desire of the eyes and the showy display of one’s means of life—does not originate with the Father, but originates with the world. 17 Furthermore, the world is passing away and so is its desire, but the one who does the will of God remains forever.

Getting caught up in worldly things can destroy our faith and relationship with God.

(Proverbs 11:28) 28 The one trusting in his riches will fall, But the righteous will flourish like the foliage.

(1 Timothy 6:9, 10) 9 But those who are determined to be rich fall into temptation and a snare and many senseless and harmful desires that plunge men into destruction and ruin. 10 For the love of money is a root of all sorts of injurious things, and by reaching out for this love some have been led astray from the faith and have stabbed themselves all over with many pains.

(1 Corinthians 3:1-3) 3 So, brothers, I was not able to speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to fleshly men, as to infants in Christ. 2 I fed you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet strong enough. In fact, neither are you strong enough now, 3 for you are still fleshly. Since there are jealousy and strife among you, are you not fleshly and are you not walking as men do?

(Hebrews 5:11-14) 11 We have much to say about him, and it is difficult to explain, because you have become dull in your hearing. 12 For although by now you should be teachers, you again need someone to teach you from the beginning the elementary things of the sacred pronouncements of God, and you have gone back to needing milk, not solid food. 13 For everyone who continues to feed on milk is unacquainted with the word of righteousness, for he is a young child. 14 But solid food belongs to mature people, to those who through use have their powers of discernment trained to distinguish both right and wrong.

(Ephesians 4:14, 15) 14 So we should no longer be children, tossed about as by waves and carried here and there by every wind of teaching by means of the trickery of men, by means of cunning in deceptive schemes. 15 But speaking the truth, let us by love grow up in all things into him who is the head, Christ.

(Luke 21:13-15) . . .. 14 Therefore, resolve in your hearts not to rehearse beforehand how to make your defense, 15 for I will give you words and wisdom that all your opposers together will not be able to resist or dispute. . .

(Psalm 69:7, 8)  7 I suffer reproach on your account; Humiliation covers my face.  8 I have become a stranger to my brothers, A foreigner to the sons of my mother.

Jesus own brother lacked Faith

(John 7:3-5) . . .. 4 For no one does anything in secret when he seeks to be known publicly. If you are doing these things, show yourself to the world.” 5 His brothers were, in fact, not exercising faith in him. . .

(John 14:26, 27) . . .send in my name, that one will teach you all things and bring back to your minds all the things I told you. 27 I leave you peace; I give you my peace. I do not give it to you the way that the world gives it. Do not let your hearts be troubled nor let them shrink out of fear.

We are in the last days we do not have much longer. We just need to remain faithful to the end. We know that many will ignore the signs until it is too late.

(2 Timothy 3:1-4) 3 But know this, that in the last days critical times hard to deal with will be here. 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, haughty, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, disloyal, 3 having no natural affection, not open to any agreement, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, without love of goodness, 4 betrayers, headstrong, puffed up with pride, lovers of pleasures rather than lovers of God,

(2 Peter 3:2-7) . . .. 3 First of all know this, that in the last days ridiculers will come with their ridicule, proceeding according to their own desires 4 and saying: “Where is this promised presence of his? Why, from the day our forefathers fell asleep in death, all things are continuing exactly as they were from creation’s beginning.” 5 For they deliberately ignore this fact, that long ago there were heavens and an earth standing firmly out of water and in the midst of water by the word of God; 6 and that by those means the world of that time suffered destruction when it was flooded with water. 7 But by the same word the heavens and the earth that now exist are reserved for fire and are being kept until the day of judgment and of destruction of the ungodly people. . .

(Matthew 24:36-42) 36 “Concerning that day and hour nobody knows, neither the angels of the heavens nor the Son, but only the Father. 37 For just as the days of Noah were, so the presence of the Son of man will be. 38 For as they were in those days before the Flood, eating and drinking, men marrying and women being given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, 39 and they took no note until the Flood came and swept them all away, so the presence of the Son of man will be. 40 Then two men will be in the field; one will be taken along and the other abandoned. 41 Two women will be grinding at the hand mill; one will be taken along and the other abandoned. 42 Keep on the watch, therefore, because you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. . .

(Luke 21:34-36) 34 “But pay attention to yourselves that your hearts never become weighed down with overeating and heavy drinking and anxieties of life, and suddenly that day be instantly upon you 35 as a snare. For it will come upon all those dwelling on the face of the whole earth. 36 Keep awake, then, all the time making supplication that you may succeed in escaping all these things that must occur and in standing before the Son of man.. . .

Many will be blinded to the truth because they choose to disobey God and put their faith in the world and worldly things. They will not put up with healthy teaching but will gather teachers who will scratch their ears and make them feel good instead of telling them what they need to hear.

(2 Thessalonians 2:9-11) 9 But the lawless one’s presence is by the operation of Satan with every powerful work and lying signs and wonders 10 and every unrighteous deception for those who are perishing, as a retribution because they did not accept the love of the truth in order that they might be saved. 11 That is why God lets a deluding influence mislead them so that they may come to believe the lie,

(2 Timothy 4:3, 4) For there will be a period of time when they will not put up with the wholesome teaching, but according to their own desires, they will surround themselves with teachers to have their ears tickled. 4 They will turn away from listening to the truth and give attention to false stories.

(2 Thessalonians 2:9-11) 9 But the lawless one’s presence is by the operation of Satan with every powerful work and lying signs and wonders 10 and every unrighteous deception for those who are perishing, as a retribution because they did not accept the love of the truth in order that they might be saved. 11 That is why God lets a deluding influence mislead them so that they may come to believe the lie,

(2 Timothy 4:3, 4) For there will be a period of time when they will not put up with the wholesome teaching, but according to their own desires, they will surround themselves with teachers to have their ears tickled. 4 They will turn away from listening to the truth and give attention to false stories.

(Matthew 27:41-43) 41 In the same way also, the chief priests with the scribes and the elders began mocking him, saying: 42 “Others he saved; himself he cannot save! He is King of Israel; let him now come down off the torture stake, and we will believe in him. 43 He has put his trust in God; let Him now rescue him if He wants him, for he said, ‘I am God’s Son. . .

(1 Corinthians 1:22-25) 22 For the Jews ask for signs and the Greeks look for wisdom; 23 but we preach Christ executed on the stake, to the Jews a cause for stumbling but to the nations foolishness. 24 However, to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 Because a foolish thing of God is wiser than men, and a weak thing of God is stronger than men. . .

(1 Timothy 4:1, 2) 4 However, the inspired word clearly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to misleading inspired statements and teachings of demons, 2 by means of the hypocrisy of men who speak lies, whose conscience is seared as with a branding iron. . .

(2 Chronicles 30:10-12) 10 So the couriers went from city to city throughout the land of Eʹphra·im and Ma·nasʹseh, even to Zebʹu·lun, but the people were making fun of them and mocking them. 11 However, some individuals from Ashʹer, Ma·nasʹseh, and Zebʹu·lun humbled themselves and came to Jerusalem. 12 The hand of the true God was also in Judah to unite them to carry out what the king and the princes had commanded by the word of Jehovah.

(John 15:17-21) 17 “These things I command you, that you love one another. 18 If the world hates you, you know that it has hated me before it hated you. 19 If you were part of the world, the world would be fond of what is its own. Now because you are no part of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, for this reason the world hates you. 20 Keep in mind the word I said to you: A slave is not greater than his master. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have observed my word, they will also observe yours. 21 But they will do all these things against you on account of my name, because they do not know the One who sent me.

This corrupt world has nothing to offer us so we need to seek heavenly things first.

(1 John 5:18, 19) . . .. 19 We know that we originate with God, but the whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one. . .

(Matthew 6:33, 34) 33 “Keep on, then, seeking first the Kingdom and his righteousness, and all these other things will be added to you. 34 So never be anxious about the next day, for the next day will have its own anxieties. Each day has enough of its own troubles.

(Hebrews 13:5) 5 Let your way of life be free of the love of money, while you are content with the present things. For he has said: “I will never leave you, and I will never abandon you.. . .

(Matthew 6:19-21) 19 “Stop storing up for yourselves treasures on the earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal. 20 Rather, store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

(James 5:1-3) 5 Come, now, you rich men, weep and wail over the miseries that are coming upon you. 2 Your riches have rotted, and your clothing has become moth-eaten. 3 Your gold and silver have rusted away, and their rust will be a witness against you and will consume your flesh. What you have stored up will be like a fire in the last days.

Why many will not understand and will be blind to what is occuring.

(1 Corinthians 2:14-16) 14 But a physical man does not accept the things of the spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot get to know them, because they are examined spiritually. 15 However, the spiritual man examines all things, but he himself is not examined by any man. 16 For “who has come to know the mind of Jehovah, so that he may instruct him?” But we do have the mind of Christ. . .

(Matthew 10:14, 15) 14 Wherever anyone does not receive you or listen to your words, on going out of that house or that city, shake the dust off your feet. 15 Truly I say to you, it will be more endurable for the land of Sodʹom and Go·morʹrah on Judgment Day than for that city.

(Acts 18:5, 6) When, now, both Silas and Timothy came down from Mac·e·doʹni·a, Paul began to be intensely occupied with the word, witnessing to the Jews to prove that Jesus is the Christ. 6 But after they kept on opposing him and speaking abusively, he shook out his garments and said to them: “Let your blood be on your own heads. I am clean. From now on I will go to people of the nations.

(Ezekiel 12:1, 2) . . .: 2 “Son of man, you are living in a rebellious house. They have eyes to see, but they do not see, and ears to hear, but they do not hear, for they are a rebellious house. . .

what God has to offer because what man has to offer will be gone soon but God’s promises are forever.

(Revelation 21:1-4) 21 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the former heaven and the former earth had passed away, and the sea is no more. 2 I also saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God and prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. 4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

(Isaiah 11:4) 4 He will judge the lowly with fairness, And with uprightness he will give reproof in behalf of the meek ones of the earth. He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth And put the wicked to death with the breath of his lips.

(Isaiah 65:17) 17 For look! I am creating new heavens and a new earth; And the former things will not be called to mind, Nor will they come up into the heart.

(2 Peter 3:13) 13 But there are new heavens and a new earth that we are awaiting according to his promise, and in these righteousness is to dwell. . .

Dangers of high uric acid levels.

Written by Lee Stevenson sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is not medical advice and should not be taken as such. I am writing this for educational purposes if you are ill find a reputable naturopath who is knowledgeable and has a good reputation I do not recommend anyone treating themselves.

This is going to discuss how cells in our bodies respond to excess uric acid. Many do not see how serious the damage to the body uric acid does. It can lead to life threatening health issues. Gout is the least of the worries when it comes to uric acid.

When cells come in contact with uric acid they leak serotonin , ATP, ADP and there is a loss of lactic acid dehdrogenase, or beta-glucuronidase. When this occurs excess cellular lysis occurs. IgG is also released and immune complexes to be released. Now we will discuss what the consequences of each of these things occurring is.

The loss of cellular ATP and ADP will cause the body to have to switch to another source of energy. It is a very inefficient way for the body to produce energy so a person will experience fatigue and most likely experience weight gain. Those who are more chronic may experience sever weight loss. This also shuts down the citric acid cycle. Oxidative phosphorylation needed for many mitochondrial process gets shut down. This reduces the ability for the body to heal. This will also effect many hormones in the body and a person most likely will develop high estrogen levels. They may show symptoms of high estrogen but estrogen levels may be normal but progesterone levels will be reduce causing the same symptoms as estrogen dominance.

There is a loss of lactate dehydrogenase or beta-glucuronidase caused by the release of aggregated IgG or immune complexes. The loss of lactate dehydrogenase cause a loss of the ability to convert lactic acid to pyruvate resulting in acidosis. The body can no longer convert NAD to NADH and back. Lactate dehydrogenase is released during cellular injury, it prevents muscle failure and fatigue. It helps maintain proper ATP levels. Which farther adds to the fatigue a person will experience. Vitamin C taken in excess can also cause a loss of lactate dehydrogenase. Beta-glucuronidase is needed for the break down of complex carbohydrates for energy. Beta-glucuronidase converts bilirubin to unconjugated so it can be reabsorbed from the intestines so this can result in liver and kidney damage. There is a loss of glycosaminglycans (GAG) which is needed to maintain the health of the bladder, gut, membrane, blood brain barrier, cartilage, joint, bones, eyes and soft tissue in the joints. Loss of beta-glucuronidase causes the blood brain barrier to leak leading to brain inflammation and possible damage, interstitial cystitis, arthritis, connective tissue loss, damage to tendons and joints. It can also lead to leaky gut or gut inflammation.

Excess IgG in the blood stream causes the bodies immune system to turn on the body. This results in autoimmunity. This can lead to hepatitis, cirrhosis of the liver, connective tissue destruction, joint damage, systemic inflammation.

The excess serotonin in the blood stream causes irritability, agitation, restlessness, and anxiety. This can also cause muscle tremors, muscle rigidity, and muscle spasms, rapid heart beat, high blood pressure, excess sweating. A person may experience confusion, dizziness, or become disoriented.

This can be complicated even farther if someone take nicotinamide for the fatigue because it increases serotonin in the body.

The increased lysis caused by the uric acid causes the intracellular contents to leak into the blood stream, these are potassium, phosphate, and nucleic acids to leak into the blood stream. This results in hypercalcemia, hyperphosphatemia, hyperuricemia because this also increases uric acid levels, and acut kidney injury. Uric acid crystals and calcium phosphate crystals occur which are damaging to the body especially the renal system. This can lead to vaginosis and vulvadynia and cause interstitial cystitis.

Hypercalcemia (excess calcium in the blood) blocks sodium channels and inhibits depolarization, this can cause slower reflexes and muscle weakness, cardiac arythmias, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, kidney impairment, increased urination especially at night and increased thirst.

Hyperphosphatemia (excess phosphorous in the blood) can cause calcium depositsin the soft tissue, brain, lungs, eyes, arteries, muscles, and organs. This can result in organ failure. When it occurs in the muscles they become tender and lose flexibility. This can also result in damage to the heart valves.

Hyperuricemia can be caused by infection, gut inflammation , high glyphosate levels, eating processed foods which cause systemic inflammation, eating to many foods high in biogenic amines, issues in removing uric acid from the body, leaky gut which most do not realize they have. This can also result from gut dysbiosis especially if a person has to many microbes involved in protein proteolysis. Because the damage uric acid causes to the cells also increases uric acid levels it is a very difficult positive feedback loop to break. Uric acid is excreted in both the urine and intestinal tract. If we have inflammation in the gut or leaky gut the body cannot reduce the uric acid quickly enough. Insulin overload, iron toxicity can also increase uric acid levels. This is why it is very important to do our best to get uric acid levels down because things can rapidly decline and the higher levels get the harder the cycle is to break. Lithium helps break down the uric acid. Alkalizing the urine also helps to reduce uric acid levels. If there is an infection it must be addressed. There are many metabolic issues that can also cause high uric acid levels.

Why those with Lyme disease get so ill.

I am writing this to show why people get so ill with Lyme disease. Lyme infection rarely occurs on it’s own. Most insects that transmit Lyme carry other infectious diseases. Lyme disables the immune system making it difficult to clear out any type of infection. Lyme also has many ways of evading the immune system. It can take a variety of forms such as cyst or biofilm to protect itself from the immune system and antibiotics. Lyme disease has developed strategies to avoid almost all the things used by our immune system to fight infection including hydrogen peroxide. Lyme even infects the lymph’s and disables their ability to detect infection. Lyme has more methods of evading the immune system then the virus that causes HIV. Most who have Lyme disease experience Bell’s Palsy. This is where one side of the face become paralyzed and drops. It sometimes takes months to heal.

This is a good article that gives a small summary of just some of the things Lyme can do.

Something to take note of the test for Lyme disease has a very high failure rate at detecting it. Not only that there are a variety of species of Borrelia and as far as I know the test only test for one so if a person has any of the other species of Lyme disease the test will not detect it. Also those infected with Lyme are rarely test for the coinfections which are almost always present when the infection occurs.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6963229/

Lyme causes systemic inflammation. Systemic inflammation also inhibits the immune system and can cause the body to turn on itself. Lyme can cause a variety of symptoms such as joint swelling, neurological issues, brain damage, myocarditis, thrombosis, organ failures and many other health issues. The systemic inflammation caused by Lyme disease damages the heart in many ways which reduces it’s ability to supply blood to the body. This is why often times those with Lyme will experience numbness in hands and feet. When left untreated death can occur. This is so common with Lyme disease that if a person experiences Bell’s Palsy then they should find a medical professional to treat them that is very knowledgeable about Lyme disease and the coinfections that occur with it. Sudden temperature changes often times can set Bell’s Palsy off or make it worse.

Lyme can damage the joints in a variety of ways. Lyme can cause high ammonia levels which lead to metabolic issues which causes soft tissue to break down in the body. Lyme can cause synovial fluid to build up in the joints and could cause them to eventually start leaking. Lyme can also break down the soft tissue in the joints and body causing fluids to leak into surrounding areas which causes joint swelling and arthritis. Lyme cause high urease levels which can lead to gout. Some suffer from more then one of those. Lyme also causes bone loss in some.

Lyme disease can cause autoimmunity . A person with Lyme can experience autoimmune issues that cause them to develop many food intolerances, they could develop things such as Lupus, Psoriasis or interstitial cystitis among many other autoimmune related illnesses.

Lyme damages the heart and cardiovascular system in a variety of ways. Many Lyme sufferers are learning from experience that many medical professionals and cardiologist do not know how to identify the cardiac issues caused by Lyme. Sad when those who have become ill learn to read test better then those who are supposed to know how to interpret the results of test but experience has taught many of us that they rarely know how to interpret the results of test accurately. Lyme can cause damage to the blood vessels and cause excess blood clotting. The excess blood clotting if not addressed can lead to stroke, heart failure and death. Many push themselves too hard when they start feeling better and will set themselves back in their healing for weak. I myself made this mistake many times before I learn to only do a certain amount and to slowly increase the stressors in life whether physical or emotional because emotional stress can often times take more of a toll on the heart then physical stress.

Lyme can cause brain damage and other neurological damage. My experience has shown my that people are very resilient. I have seen many maintain their composure even though the Lyme was effecting their brains especially their memory they still seem to maintain their composure and not react to the variety of emotions that occur while they are very ill. Not only that but Lyme causes pain beyond anything a person can imagine. I have learned this from personal experience and that takes it toll on the body by draining all our energy and it often times takes a lot of mental resources to deal with the pain a person with Lyme is experiencing.

Most have Lyme disease and do not know it. A large number of those suffering from interstitial cystitis go many years having Lyme disease and never get diagnosed because of the high failure rate of the test at detecting Lyme. Because Lyme takes so many forms and has many ways to stealth itself from the immune system the body may not have an immune response to the spirochete so a person can go for years with Lyme disease and the test will not detect it. Many who have lyme disease develop liver , kidney , bladder , gall bladder and many other health issues. Most I know who had Lyme disease found urinating was very painful.

Lyme disease also alters B cells status which effects the gut and can cause gut dysbiosis leading to leaky gut, inflammatory bowel disease, diarrhea or constipation. This article summarizes what can happen to the gut when you have Lyme the things that can occur are complex and would take a whole separate article to discuss. The second article has links to research showing how Lyme effects the gut.

https://www.publichealthalert.org/palsy-of-the-gut-and-other-gi-manifestations-of-lyme-and-associated-diseases.html

Lyme causes autoimmunity through molecular mimicry. It mimics proteins in the body. If the body detects that the protein is actually an infection then it will start attacking it. Because it is similar to proteins that are in the body it causes many types of autoimmunity from mast cell activation syndrome, to diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Many infections can cause autoimmunity if systemic inflammation from a toxin or a drug has already occurred. Once this occurs it creates a positive feed back loop that is very difficult to break. These are the symptoms and illnesses that Lyme autoimmunity can cause. Myocarditis, thrombosis, erythema migrans, lyphocytoma, plexis nueritis, cranial nueritis, Bell’s Palsy, endotoxemia, hyperammonemia, proteinuria, gut dysbiosis, leaky gut, inflammatory bowel disease, interstitial cystitis and other renal diseases, Bannswoarth’s syndrome, muscular dystrophy, ALS, fibromyalgia, arthritis, dissassociative disorder, chronic fatigue syndrome, disease that are caused by lesions in the body including Parkinson’s , cancer, myositis, acrodermatitis and many other skin disorders including Lupus, loss of fluids from the joints causing them to leak into the surrounding areas, depression, irritability, mental confusion, memory loss, polyneuropathy encephlomyelitis, memory deficit disorder, somnolence (excessive sleeping), adrenal fatigue, some will go the other way and will have difficulty sleeping, I alternated between somnolence and insomnia, anorexia, flu like symptoms that will not go away, night blindness, sensitivity to light which causes a person to be easily blinded by light, and nerve palsy. These are the symptoms and health issues I have seen occur the most though Lyme causes many other health issues.

The severe headaches caused by Lyme can be caused by many things. Lyme can enter the brain and cause meningitis, Lyme causes high ammonia levels which damages the blood brain barrier leaving excess glutamate enter the brain which can effect the NMDA and leaving toxins enter the brain that would not normally enter the brain. The endotoxins from Lyme itself can cause the blood brain barrier to become porous leaving it enter the brain causing brain inflammation and effecting many receptors.

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Is the world fond of you or is God?

Is the world fond of you or is God? It is not those that the world speak highly of like powerful politicians or those who have wealth or even those who put on a big show that have God’s approval but it is those that the world looks down on and those that Satan and his people attack that have God’s approval and it is the very reason we will go through trials and tribulation.

(Luke 6:26) 26 “Woe whenever all men speak well of you, for this is what their forefathers did to the false prophets.

(John 15:19)If you were part of the world, the world would be fond of what is its own. Now because you are no part of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, for this reason the world hates you.

(James 4:4)Adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever, therefore, wants to be a friend of the world is making himself an enemy of God.

(1 John 4:5)They originate with the world; that is why they speak what originates with the world and the world listens to them.

Being not part of the world means we will be persecuted. Some is obvious and some like with Job is not obvious. Being no part of the world means the world will hate you. We have to remember those who choose God as their king instead of man will be opposing the world. In doing so the world will hate you. The bible says they will lie about us and do many wicked things to us.

(Hebrews 10:32-39) 32 However, keep remembering the former days in which, after you were enlightened, you endured a great struggle along with sufferings. 33 At times you were publicly exposed both to reproaches and to tribulations, and at times you shared with those who were having such an experience. 34 For you expressed sympathy for those in prison and you accepted joyfully the plundering of your belongings, knowing that you yourselves have a better and an enduring possession. 35 Therefore, do not throw away your boldness, which will be richly rewarded. 36 For you need endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the fulfillment of the promise. 37 For yet “a very little while,” and “the one who is coming will arrive and will not delay.” 38 “But my righteous one will live by reason of faith,” and “if he shrinks back, I have no pleasure in him.” 39 Now we are not the sort who shrink back to destruction, but the sort who have faith for the preserving of our lives. .

(Matthew 5:11, 12) 11 “Happy are you when people reproach you and persecute you and lyingly say every sort of wicked thing against you for my sake. 12 Rejoice and be overjoyed, since your reward is great in the heavens, for in that way they persecuted the prophets prior to you. . .

Nothing has changed as a matter of fact the end of this system is near so Satan and his people will increase in badness and also in their persecution of those who choose to follow our king Jesus instead of man. This is nothing new they have always persecuted those who chose to be not part of the world.

(2 Chronicles 36:16) But they kept ridiculing the messengers of the true God, and they despised his words and mocked his prophets, until the rage of Jehovah came up against his people, until they were beyond healing.

(Acts 7:52) Which one of the prophets did your forefathers not persecute? Yes, they killed those who announced in advance the coming of the righteous one, whose betrayers and murderers you have now become

Jehovah did not forget what they had done in his name. In his word he even declared that the world was not worthy of them. They remained faithful and God remembered what they had done and what they endured.

(Hebrews 11:37-40) 37 They were stoned, they were tried, they were sawn in two, they were slaughtered by the sword, they went about in sheepskins, in goatskins, while they were in need, in tribulation, mistreated; 38 and the world was not worthy of them. They wandered about in deserts and mountains and caves and dens of the earth.

We have born witness to them and delivered the good news of the kingdom. When it is time to flee there blood is on their own hands. We will have no guilt because we have warned them and tried to show them there is a better future hope. Their actions towards us shows who’s side they have chosen. We need to shake the dust from our feet and spend time with those who receive the message in a favorable way. We all want to be loved but we have been warned about the love of the greater number cooling off so hatred would abound world wide. But we do know that our heavenly father and his son Jesus love us and even death cannot separate us from their love.

We have born witness to them and delivered the good news of the kingdom. When it is time to flee there blood is on their own hands. We will have no guilt because we have warned them and tried to show them there is a better future hope. Their actions towards us shows who’s side they have chosen. We need to shake the dust from our feet and spend time with those who receive the message in a favorable way. We all want to be loved but we have been warned about the love of the greater number cooling off so hatred would abound world wide. But we do know that our heavenly father and his son Jesus love us and even death cannot separate us from their love.

(John 15:17-22) 17 “These things I command you, that you love one another. 18 If the world hates you, you know that it has hated me before it hated you. 19 If you were part of the world, the world would be fond of what is its own. Now because you are no part of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, for this reason the world hates you. 20 Keep in mind the word I said to you: A slave is not greater than his master. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have observed my word, they will also observe yours. 21 But they will do all these things against you on account of my name, because they do not know the One who sent me. 22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they would have no sin. But now they have no excuse for their sin. . .

(Romans 8:35-39) 35 Who will separate us from the love of the Christ? Will tribulation or distress or persecution or hunger or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 Just as it is written: “For your sake we are being put to death all day long; we have been accounted as sheep for slaughtering.” 37 On the contrary, in all these things we are coming off completely victorious through the one who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life nor angels nor governments nor things now here nor things to come nor powers 39 nor height nor depth nor any other creation will be able to separate us from God’s love that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

We know that all the signs are in place and that deliverance is near and our heavenly father is ready to give his son the command to set matters straight.

(Luke 21:26-28) 26 People will become faint out of fear and expectation of the things coming upon the inhabited earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 27 And then they will see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 But as these things start to occur, stand up straight and lift up your heads, because your deliverance is getting near.”

We are in the final minutes of this system and the end will be sudden so we must stay alert and draw even closer to Jehovah now more then ever.

(Luke 21:34-36) 34 “But pay attention to yourselves that your hearts never become weighed down with overeating and heavy drinking and anxieties of life, and suddenly that day be instantly upon you 35 as a snare. For it will come upon all those dwelling on the face of the whole earth. 36 Keep awake, then, all the time making supplication that you may succeed in escaping all these things that must occur and in standing before the Son of man.. . .

(1 Thessalonians 5:1-11) . . .. 2 For you yourselves know very well that Jehovah’s day is coming exactly as a thief in the night. 3 Whenever it is that they are saying, “Peace and security!” then sudden destruction is to be instantly on them, just like birth pains on a pregnant woman, and they will by no means escape. 4 But you, brothers, you are not in darkness, so that the day should overtake you as it would thieves, 5 for you are all sons of light and sons of day. We belong neither to night nor to darkness. 6 So, then, let us not sleep on as the rest do, but let us stay awake and keep our senses. 7 For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night. 8 But as for us who belong to the day, let us keep our senses and put on the breastplate of faith and love and the hope of salvation as a helmet 9 because God assigned us, not to wrath, but to the acquiring of salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. 10 He died for us, so that whether we stay awake or are asleep, we should live together with him. 11 Therefore, keep encouraging one another and building one another up, just as you are in fact doing.

Our endurance will be rewarded if we do not give out.

(Romans 5:3-5) 3 Not only that, but let us rejoice while in tribulations, since we know that tribulation produces endurance; 4 endurance, in turn, an approved condition; the approved condition, in turn, hope, 5 and the hope does not lead to disappointment; because the love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the holy spirit, which was given to us.

(James 1:12-15) 12 Happy is the man who keeps on enduring trial, because on becoming approved he will receive the crown of life, which Jehovah promised to those who continue loving Him. 13 When under trial, let no one say: “I am being tried by God.” For with evil things God cannot be tried, nor does he himself try anyone. 14 But each one is tried by being drawn out and enticed by his own desire. 15 Then the desire, when it has become fertile, gives birth to sin; in turn sin, when it has been carried out, brings forth death. . .

Some of us will walk through the great tribulation into the new system, and some will be resurrected into the new system. We can let sin have master over us or Jehovah. The promises of sin  is death. God gives hope of life if we are a slave for him. Either way we will be a slave, which master we choose determines if we have a future hope or not.

(Romans 6:15-17) 15 What follows? Are we to commit a sin because we are not under law but under undeserved kindness? Certainly not! 16 Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey, either of sin leading to death or of obedience leading to righteousness? 17 But thanks to God that although you were once the slaves of sin, you became obedient from the heart to that pattern of teaching to which you were handed over.

(Romans 6:22, 23) . . .. 23 For the wages sin pays is death, but the gift God gives is everlasting life by Christ Jesus our Lord. . .

(Matthew 25:46) These will depart into everlasting cutting-off, but the righteous ones into everlasting life

Some Methods And Types Of Persecution.

  1. There will be a belief that the teachings of the truth is a new teaching. (Mark 1:27) (Acts 17:19)
  2. Because you do not choose the way of the world but choose God’s way and do not pursue wealth or material things or whatever else the world has to offer people will be confused, even to the point of thinking you lost your mind. (1 Peter 4:34) (Mark 3:21) (2 Corinthians 4:11-13) They will even look down on a true worshipper. Jesus own family thought that he lost his mind.
  3. Because true worship does not get caught up in the commercialism of worship by using idols and symbols which by now most people know is not permitted by God, or getting involved in traditional celebrations that were not ordained by God. Or because Jesus followers refuses to bow down to those idols or images the world will hate and be angered by it. (Collossians 2:18) (Jeremiah 10:2-5) (Acts 19:23-28) For some their greed over rides their reasoning so they get angered because when people stop buying their images for false worship they lose money.
  4. Because followers of Jesus try their best to obey God and share the truth as he did it exposes false worship. Also those who want to continue in false worship do not want their sins exposed. They will have a form of Godly devotion like the pharisees so they will oppose true worship. (Jeremiah 20:10)
  5. Just as Jesus has done, true worshippers will follow his example. They will not tickle peoples ears but will tell them what they need to hear. Satan’s seed will not want to hear the truth. (2 Timothy 4:3) Because of the demonic influences in the world many peoples minds have been molded by them. (James 3:13-16) Others will persecute just because they have the power to. So they will scheme things against true worship. (Micah 2:1)
  6. Some would view disobedience to God as sport. So persecuting Jesus modern day followers would be sport to them. (Proverbs 10:23, Proverbs 14:6-9)
  7. The world does not want reminded that they will be held accountable so they reject God, so they are going to reject his messengers. (John 8:42-44)
  8. Most of the world would view God’s warnings as a joke. (Genesis 19:14) So just as in times previously they would not seek to know God but get caught up in the world and the destruction will come on them before they have a chance to do anything to protect themselves. (Matthew 17:28-30)
  9. They will try to discredit true worshippers by contradicting everything they say. (Acts 13:45)
  10. Because the world lacks faith they would put their confidence in the world. So they do not desire to pursue spiritual things. (1 John 4:4)
  11. People will try to publicly humiliate those who worship in truth. They will attempt to make a spectacle of them to cause embarrassment. (Hebrews 10:33) (1Peter 4:16))
  12. When they can’t get Jesus followers to give in to the world and it’s ways they will mock, beat, imprison, kill them and even force them to live in poverty. God is aware of what his worshippers are enduring and God won’t forget what they have done for his names sake. (Hebrews 11:35-38) (1 Peter 4:16)
  13. Some will persecute just because they have the power to. They scheme things against God’s people. (Micah 2:1)

Why it is important to acknowledge and label what we feel.

If we cannot name an emotion so we can express it, it can affect us and those around us negatively. Not being able to name or label an emotion can cause a negative physiological response in the body. This can even occur with positive emotions if we are unable to express them. By labeling an emotion we get a deeper understanding of them. It helps you understand what happened to you and what you are feeling. It can also help you to understand how the emotion affects you. It also helps us learn to respond appropriately to the emotion. We should not judge an emotion we should view it as information that we can use and learn from.

Acknowledging what you feel is one of the first steps. If we do not acknowledge an emotion or identify it so we can take the time to reflect on it we may respond incorrectly to the emotion. Also not being able to understand your emotions and how you feel can leave you feeling helpless, and could cause you to miss-communicate things to others. This can lead to misunderstandings and anger.

Knowing emotions better can helps us also explain to others how something they may have done or said affected us and help us better understand how they may have been affected by something we may have done or said. This can result in better and healthier relationships.

I am going to make a list of emotions. I am learning myself so I am not sure of the accuracy of the definitions but I have tried the best I could.

Admiration – feeling of approval and of being liked.

Adoration – feeling of profound love and admiration.

Affection – means the same as adoration, feeling of profound love and admiration.

Agitation – feeling trouble or nervous.

Agony – intense feeling of suffering.

Alarmed – anxious, awareness of danger,

alienation – socially disconnected from other people.

Amazement – feeling of surprise or wonder.

Ambiguphobia – feel uncomfortable about leaving things open to interpretation.

Amusement – feeling of being delighted or entertained.

Anguish – extreme mental distress.

Annoyance – slightly angry or irritated.

Anxiety – vague unpleasantness usually of anticipation of ill outcomes.

Animosity – feeling of ill will arousing hostility.

Apathy – absence of emotion or enthusiasm.

Apprehension – anxiety or fear that something bad or unpleasant will happen.

Astonishment – extremely surprised or impressed.

Attraction – an interest or desire in , or gravitation to something or someone.

Aversion – strong dislike, or not wanting.

Awe – feeling of reverential

bafflement – overwhelmed with feelings and information causing a sense of mental blocking. This is often times referred to as cognitive dissonance and can prevent someone from learning knew things or from being open minded resulting in them holding onto something that may not be true.

Basorexia – sudden urge to kiss someone.

Bemused – puzzled, confused from a failure to understand.

Bewilderment – a state of being lost or confused.

Bitterness – a feeling of deep and bitter anger with ill-will.

Boredom – a feeling of dullness, disinterest or tediousness.

Calmness – peace of mind free from agitation, excitement, mental stress, anxiety, or feeling of serenity.

Caring – feeling or exhibiting concern and empathy for others.

Compassion – sympathy or pity for the sufferings or misfortune of others.

Compersion – a desire to support another person’s happiness.

Confidence – feeling that a person can rely on someone or something.

Contempt – feeling that someone or something is worthless, or beneath consideration, scornful disdain.

Contentment – emotional state of satisfaction, being at ease in ones situation in body and mind.

Curiosity – strong desire to learn something.

Craving – intense desire for one particular thing.

Cynicism – cynical feeling of distrust, believing the worst about someone.

Defeat – discomfort felt when goals have been thwarted

delight – feeling of extreme pleasure or satisfaction.

Depression – severer despondency and dejection, dissatisfaction , unhappines.

Desire – strong feeling of wanting or having something.

Despair – feeling everything is wrong or nothing turns out well.

Devotion – feeling of ardent love, zealous support.

Discontentment – longing for something better then the present situation.

Discouragement – feeling of despair in the face of obstacles.

Disgruntlement – withdrawn , sulky discontent.

Disgust – feeling of revulsion, strong disapproval aroused by something unpleasant or offensive.

Dislike – feeling unpleasant to or have an aversion to.

Dismay – sudden or complete loss of courage in the face of trouble or danger; overwhelming or disabling terror.

Displeasure – feeling of annoyance or disapproval.

Distraught – very worried, or upset.

Doubt – feeling of uncertainty or lack of conviction.

Dread – fearful expectation or anticipation.

Eagerness – enthusiasm to do or have something.

Ecstasy – overwhelming feeling of great happiness or joyfulness.

Elation – exhilarating psychological state of pride and optimism, an absence of depression.

Embarrassment – feeling of self-consciousness, shame or awkwardness.

Empathy – understanding or entering into another persons feelings.

Enthrallment – feeling of great linking for something wonderful or unusual.

Enthusiasm – felling of delight at being filled with wonder , feeling of extreme satisfaction or extreme pleasure.

Envy – discontentment, or resentful longing, aroused by someone else possessions , qualities or good fortune.

Euphoria – feeling of intense excitement or happiness.

Exasperation – feeling of intense irritation or annoyance.

Excitement – feeling of great enthusiasm and eagerness.

Fear – feeling of danger from pain or harm.

Fraud – feeling deception was intended.

Fright – anticipation of pain or danger.

Frustration – feeling of being upset or annoyed as being unable to change or achieve something.

Fury – wild or violent anger.

Glumness gloomy , ill-tempered.

Gratitude – feeling of thankfulness and appreciation.

Grief – intense remorse.

Happiness – contentment resulting in a feeling of joy.

Hatred – intense dislike which may invoke feelings of animosity , anger or resentment.

Helplessness – feeling of being powerless.

Horror – intense feeling of fear, shock, or disgust.

Humble – modest estimate of ones importance.

Humiliation – strong feelings of embarrassment.

Hurt – emotional pain or suffering.

Hysteria – excessive or uncontrollable fear or excitement.

Impatience – restless desire for change and excitement.

Indifference – lack of interest, concern or sympathy.

Indignation – anger or annoyance provoked by what is perceived as unfair treatment.

Infatuation – an intense short lived passion, or admiration for someone or something.

Insecurity – lack of confidence, uncertainty, or anxiety about oneself or another.

Insulted – feeling disrespected or scorned because of a remark or act.

Interest – feeling of wanting to learn or know about something.

Irritation – feeling annoyed impatient or slightly angry.

Jealousy – feeling an envious resentment of someone or their achievements, possessions or perceived advantage.

Jovial – feeling triumphant, rejoicing.

Listlessness – feeling a lack of interest, enthusiasm or energy.

Loath – extreme dislike or hatred.

Love – strong regard or affection.

Melancholy – gloomy state of mind that persist. Feeling of extreme gloom or extreme depression.

Morbidness – abnormally gloomy or in an unhealthy state of mind.

Nervous – anxious , agitated, or alarmed.

Nostalgia – longing and wistful, or wistful affection for a period in the past.

Optimism – hopefulness and confidence about the future or success of something.

Outrage – extremely strong reaction of anger shock or indignation, feeling of righteous anger.

Panic – overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety.

Paranoia – irrational and persistent feeling that people are out to get you.

Passion – feeling of intense enthusiasm towards or compelling desire for someone or something.

Perversity – deliberate desire to behave in an unreasonable or unexceptionable way.

Pessimism – feeling that things will turn out badly.

Pity – feeling sorrow and compassion caused by the suffering and misfortune of others.

Pride – feeling of deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from ones own achievements, the achievements of ones they are associated with, or qualities or possessions.

Rage – uncontrolled anger or violence.

Regret – feeling of sadness, remorse, or disappointment over an occurrence, something or something someone forgot to do.

Relaxation – feeling of tranquility, absence of tension .

Relief – feeling of refreshing tranquility and an absence of tension or worry.

Reluctance – unwillingness to do something.

Remorse – deep feeling of regret or guilt for a wrong committed.

Reproach – feeling disapproved , disappointed , with disgrace or shame.

Resentment – feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will.

Satisfaction – contentment felt when one fulfills a desire need or expectation.

Self-pity – self absorbed unhappiness over ones own troubles.

Shame – feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens.

Smug – excessive pride in oneself or ones achievements.

Spite – a desire to hurt , annoy, or offend someone, feeling a need to see others suffer.

Vengeful – feeling a malevolent desire for vengeance, viscous or hateful ill will.

Vulnerability – feeling exposed to the possibility to be attacked or harmed.

Yearning – a feeling of intense longing for something.

How controlling people seize control without you realizing it.

Written by Lee Stevenson. Sorry I am a lousy editor.

Neglecting any aspect of our lives opens the door for those who are controlling to seize control of any aspect of our lives, whether it is bodily neglect, neglect in life’s responsibilities they will use this as proof you cannot take care of yourself and use it to put themselves in a position of power over you. They will try and use mistakes you have made to make you look like you have been neglectful.

Excessive rebellion can be used to demonstrate you are out of control or cannot be trusted. When you do not agree with something do it in a respectful and appropriate way because whether it is someone close to us or an authority figure if we are overly rebellious it can be used to show why someone has to control our lives.

Giving your word then failing to keep it or failing to fulfill obligation is used by controlling people to show that you cannot be trust to take care of your own life. It is best not to make promises or take on responsibilities unless you are certain you can fulfill them.

Asking for help too often especially when it may not be needed can give controllers a position of power or authority over you because because they can use this to show you cannot resolve problems yourself or you lack the ability to reason things out and trouble shoot problems so need someone to do it for you. Try and solve things yourself and weigh your options when possible before seeking help.

Being afraid to make mistakes and being afraid to admit when you do make mistakes. Being afraid to make mistakes prevents you from trying. This also prevents you from learning. The fact your knowledge does not increase can cause you to make the same errors over and over which can be used to show you need controlled. If you are trying then you will make mistakes. Not admitting when you do make mistakes can be used to show you do not hold yourself accountable.

Controllers will try to get you to over extend yourself. If they think they are losing control of you they will keep trying to get you to take on more and more responsibility so they can overwhelm you and make it look like you are losing control of your life. So be careful about when you say yes to things or when someone is trying to push more responsibilities on you.

We need to be aware of our emotions and acknowledge them and think about how we will respond to them. If we are uncertain we will repress them and not express them. This give controllers the opportunity to use your silence to make it appear you are in agreement with them which makes you comply out of the desire to not cause friction.

Some people are insecure and not aware they want to be controlled. Those who want to be controlled seek out people in positions of authority and power. They become uncomfortable around those who expect them to make their own decisions and think for themselves.

Not having clear lines especially in principles, and values. Our principles and values reflect who we are as a person. This can indicate to a controlling person they can control you by telling you what to believe or how you should be. This also involves being aware of what we feel and how we feel about things. Any doubt can be used by controllers to impose their will on you. So in areas of doubt we need to do thorough research to know where we stand.

Controlling people try to keep you on your guard by frequently accusing you of things whether true or not, they will frequently throw your short comings in your face. By facing our short comings and trying our best to overcome them we take that power away from them. If you point out their short comings they get defensive and angry and will attack you.

Fear and anxiety is used to control people. They will exaggerate dangers to induce fear and anxiety and even lie about the dangers of things. The pharmaceutical industry, governments and biotech industries have used false fears for years to get people to buy their products and do their will. When a person feel fear they lose the ability to reason and think logically because adrenal hormone levels rise which puts a person in a state of fight or flight. This makes them open to suggestions because they feel unsafe and want the security. Then the controllers will offer hope even if it is false hope and people readily accept what they are being told as being true or as their way of being safe or protected. Often times they are being put in an even worse situation.

Controlling people will use repetition to get people to do their will many studies have shown that if something is stated enough times people will start to believe it. They do this to manipulate people around you putting you in a position of being vulnerable to their will.

If you are meeting a controller for the first time they will try to get you to meet them in an area that you do not have resources to seek help and it is usually one familiar to them whether it is their office, car, private location. They prefer not to meet in a public place because they cannot control all those around them so cannot control the situation to put themselves in a position of power of someone.

Controllers will let you speak while pretending to be interested in you. They do this to try and find your likes and dislikes and find your weakness to manipulate you into a position of being vulnerable to their control. If you try to get them to talk about themselves they will change the subject and try to get you to talk more about yourself, or they will evade questions about themselves. Sometimes they will not answer the question you ask but will answer one not even ask.

Controlling people will turn the tables when they are wrong and try and make it appear that they are the victim and not you. They distort the facts so they can gain the support of those around you.

Controlling people will overwhelm others with data, facts and statistics to convince others of their points knowing this will overwhelm peoples mind and cause them doubt so they believe the controller instead of the victim being controlled. They do this so they can push their agenda.

Controllers will try to add unexpected negative information information to add to your mental burden or stress . Or they will try to increase your responsibilities to overwhelm your mind which will make decision making harder. They can use the inability to make decisions from being overwhelmed to convince others your life needs controlled.

Controlling people try to make you decide things very quickly without giving you time to reflect on it or to learn more. They will apply pressure and make things tense in order to inhibit your ability to reason so they can direct you to the decision they want you to make. An example of this is car sales man. They will pretend like a vehicle is on sale but if you do not buy the vehicle now then the sale will end and you will pay much more later.

Controlling people will poke fun of your weaknesses or short comings while playing down their own. They will try to make you look bad in others eyes. But if their short coming is pointed out they will try to make it look like you are just attacking them or just being critical.

Controllers try to convince people they are vulnerable and need their protection and then they will convince them that they can protect them.

Is there any harm in teaching children to believe in mythical characters?

I know this is a very touchy subject and may even hearts some peoples hearts. This system is coming very near to it’s end and we have to make our hearts and those we love heart’s as complete towards Jehovah as be can if we want to receive the future promises. Many say I do it for the children. We need to ask ourselves what are we really doing for the children when we teach them to believe in myths?

Is it really a good thing to teach children to celebrate traditional holidays and believe in the mythical characters surrounding them? What are we teaching our children when we do this? Not only that but what are we teaching our children if we teach them myths, such as teaching them to believe in a tooth fairy or Santa Claus?

If we teach children about mythical figures and convince them they are real we are teaching them to accept things that are not true as being true and not questioning them. We need to ask ourselves how will this effect their lives and the decisions they make? Is it a good thing to teach children to accept deception and lies as being true and teaching them not to question them? We teach our children what is acceptable behavior. By teaching them these things we are teaching them it is ok to be deceptive and even lie. We are also teaching them it is okay to be deceived and lied to.

In order to teach children those things we have to be deceptive and even lie. The bible not only tells us not to lie but it says let no deception be found in you. We are to imitate Jesus and no deception was found in his mouth.

(Psalm 101:7)  7 No deceitful person will dwell in my house, And no liar will stand in my presence.

(Proverbs 12:19) Truthful lips will endure forever, But a lying tongue will last for only a moment.

(1 Peter 2:21-23) 21 In fact, to this course you were called, because even Christ suffered for you, leaving a model for you to follow his steps closely. 22 He committed no sin, nor was deception found in his mouth. 23 When he was being insulted, he did not insult in return. When he was suffering, he did not threaten, but he entrusted himself to the One who judges righteously.

When we teach a children to believe things that are not true no matter what our motives are we are opening the door for false teachings and we are blinding their minds which opens the door even farther for them to easily accept teachings that God would not approve of. This also opens the door for them to start following traditions and doctrine of man instead of instead of worshiping God in truth. The bible warns us not to follow traditions and doctrines of man. Because many would follow the teachings and doctrines of man it would result in those who gathers teachers to scratch their itchy ears and who would refuse to accept the bible truths. Is this what we would want for our children? When a child is doing something that may bring misery or harm on them would we not try our best to teach them the truth about what their actions will cause to happen to them and the harm that can occur? Wouldn’t we also want to teach our children how to prevent spiritual harm by teaching them God’s word and not doctrine or tradition of man? The bible warns us that teaching these things serves as a snare. Not only that but Jesus says when we do this we overstep God’s command. We are to teach children bible truths not doctrine and tradition of man so that this will protect them. The bible tells us not only to teach the children but to talk about them day and night.

(Proverbs 22:6)  6 Train a boy in the way he should go; Even when he grows old he will not depart from it. . .

(Deuteronomy 11:18-21) 18 “You must impress these words of mine on your heart and your soul and bind them as a reminder on your hand, and they should be like a headband on your forehead. 19 Teach them to your children, speaking about them when you sit in your house and when you walk on the road and when you lie down and when you get up. 20 Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, 21 so that you and your sons may live long in the land that Jehovah swore to give to your forefathers, for as long as the heavens are over the earth. The bible warns us to ignore false doctrine and tradition.

(Ephesians 6:3, 4) . . .” 4 And fathers, do not be irritating your children, but go on bringing them up in the discipline and admonition of Jehovah. . .

(1 Timothy 1:3, 4) 3 Just as I encouraged you to stay in Ephʹe·sus when I was about to go to Mac·e·doʹni·a, so I do now, in order for you to command certain ones not to teach different doctrine, 4 nor to pay attention to false stories and to genealogies. Such things end up in nothing useful but merely give rise to speculations rather than providing anything from God in connection with faith. . .

(Titus 1:13, 14) 13 This witness is true. For this very reason, keep on reproving them with severity so that they may be healthy in the faith, 14 paying no attention to Jewish fables and commandments of men who turn away from the truth. . .

(Matthew 15:8, 9) . . .. 9 It is in vain that they keep worshipping me, for they teach commands of men as doctrines.. . .

(Isaiah 29:13) 13 Jehovah says: “This people approach me with their mouth And they honor me with their lips, But their heart is far removed from me; And their fear of me is based on commands of men that they have been taught. . .

Many of the problems we see in modern Christianity now days is because of the doctrine and traditions of man being taught as if it was a part of true worship and many things they promote Jesus would not have done and did not do. We were even warned that the results of this would bring about many bad things and even cause God’s name to be spoke of abusively. It said that it would bring in many destructive sects. Satan does not deceive people in an obvious way. Most cannot identify counterfeit money unless they have been specially trained. In order to identify counterfeit worship we must train our minds and our children’s minds by not only seeking God’s wisdom in his words but putting them into our hearts and applying them. By teaching children to ignore God’s word and accept myths and stories that are not true they become or vulnerable to deception and false teaching. This will make them more acceptable to ideas of man as being a part of there worship. Not only that but it would also teach them to put their faith in the physical things of the world instead of focusing on spiritual things. This teaches them to seek satisfaction in the flesh instead of satisfaction in spiritual things. All those things have been design by Satan and the demons to craftily draw many away from worshiping in truth. The bible calls such ones who teach those things wolves in sheep’s clothing.

(Ephesians 4:14, 15) 14 So we should no longer be children, tossed about as by waves and carried here and there by every wind of teaching by means of the trickery of men, by means of cunning in deceptive schemes. 15 But speaking the truth, let us by love grow up in all things into him who is the head, Christ. . .

(Colossians 2:20-23) 20 If you died together with Christ with respect to the elementary things of the world, why do you live as if still part of the world by further subjecting yourselves to the decrees: 21 “Do not handle, nor taste, nor touch,” 22 referring to things that all perish with their use, according to the commands and teachings of men? 23 Although those things have an appearance of wisdom in a self-imposed form of worship and a false humility, a harsh treatment of the body, they are of no value in combating the satisfying of the flesh.

(2 Peter 2:1-3) 2 However, there also came to be false prophets among the people, as there will also be false teachers among you. These will quietly bring in destructive sects, and they will even disown the owner who bought them, bringing speedy destruction upon themselves. 2 Furthermore, many will follow their brazen conduct, and because of them the way of the truth will be spoken of abusively. 3 Also, they will greedily exploit you with counterfeit words. But their judgment, decided long ago, is not moving slowly, and their destruction is not sleeping. . .

(Acts 20:29, 30) 29 I know that after my going away oppressive wolves will enter in among you and will not treat the flock with tenderness, 30 and from among you yourselves men will rise and speak twisted things to draw away the disciples after themselves. . .

(1 Timothy 4:1) However, the inspired word clearly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to misleading inspired statements and teachings of demons,

(2 Timothy 4:3, 4) For there will be a period of time when they will not put up with the wholesome teaching, but according to their own desires, they will surround themselves with teachers to have their ears tickled. 4 They will turn away from listening to the truth and give attention to false stories.

(2 Timothy 3:1-5) 3 But know this, that in the last days critical times hard to deal with will be here. 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, haughty, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, disloyal, 3 having no natural affection, not open to any agreement, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, without love of goodness, 4 betrayers, headstrong, puffed up with pride, lovers of pleasures rather than lovers of God, 5 having an appearance of godliness but proving false to its power; and from these turn away.

In the past God’s people would not give up false teachings. They were double minded which the bible teaches we are not to be. We are to know God well enough to know what he requires. The bible tells us we cannot drink from the coup of the devil and the cup of God’s at the same time.

(1 Corinthians 10:21) You cannot be drinking the cup of Jehovah and the cup of demons; you cannot be partaking of “the table of Jehovah” and the table of demons.

(2 Corinthians 6:14, 15) Do not become unevenly yoked with unbelievers. For what fellowship do righteousness and lawlessness have? Or what sharing does light have with darkness? 15 Further, what harmony is there between Christ and Beʹli·al? Or what does a believer share in common with an unbeliever?

(Isaiah 65:11) 11 But you are among those forsaking Jehovah, Those forgetting my holy mountain, Those setting a table for the god of Good Luck, And those filling up cups of mixed wine for the god of Destiny.

(Matthew 15:3) 3 In reply he said to them: “Why do you overstep the commandment of God because of your tradition?

(Romans 16:17, 18) 17 Now I urge you, brothers, to keep your eye on those who create divisions and causes for stumbling contrary to the teaching that you have learned, and avoid them. 18 For men of that sort are slaves, not of our Lord Christ, but of their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattering speech they seduce the hearts of unsuspecting ones. . .

(Matthew 6:24) 24 “No one can slave for two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will stick to the one and despise the other. You cannot slave for God and for Riches.

We are to safeguard wisdom from Jehovah.

(Proverbs 3:21, 22) 21 My son, do not lose sight of them. Safeguard practical wisdom and thinking ability; 22 They will give you life And be an adornment for your neck;

Many teach their children to idolize these mythical characters and even revere and obey them. This is a form of idolatry. God requires exclusive devotion and we are not to anyone else glory that is rightfully God’s . In teaching children to do this a parent could be setting them up to follow the wrong path, one that would not please God or our king Jesus Christ. An idol is an image or representation or symbol that is an object of passionate devotion whether imagined or real. The bible says we are to flee from idolatry and stop touching the unclean thing. We are also to guard ourselves from idols meaning we should be alert to what they are so we can protect ourselves from getting involved in doing acts of worship. No matter how subtle the act of worship is Jesus made it very clear we are to give God exclusive devotion. We are told to be no part of the world which means we would not get involved in doctrine and traditions of the world that are in opposition to what Jesus taught. The bible also warned us these things serve as a snare.

(Luke 10:27) In answer he said: “‘You must love Jehovah your God with your whole heart and with your whole soul and with your whole strength and with your whole mind’ and ‘your neighbor as yourself.’”

(Exodus 34:13-16) 13 But you are to pull down their altars, you are to shatter their sacred pillars, and their sacred poles you are to cut down. 14 You must not bow down to another god, for Jehovah is known for requiring exclusive devotion. Yes, he is a God who requires exclusive devotion. 15 Be careful not to make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, because when they prostitute themselves to their gods and sacrifice to their gods, someone will invite you and you will eat from his sacrifice. 16 Then you will surely take some of their daughters for your sons, and their daughters will prostitute themselves to their gods and cause your sons to prostitute themselves to their gods. . .

(Exodus 23:31-33) . . .. 32 You must not make a covenant with them or their gods. 33 They should not dwell in your land, so that they may not cause you to sin against me. If you should serve their gods, it would surely become a snare to you.. . .

(1 Corinthians 10:14, 15) 14 Therefore, my beloved ones, flee from idolatry. 15 I speak as to men with discernment; judge for yourselves what I say. . .

1 John 5:20-21 21 Little children, guard yourselves from idols.

So whether we share the believes of the ones who are participating in the traditional holidays of man if we celebrate them we are being double minded and not giving God exclusive devotion. I am not going to delve into the origin of many of the traditions that are celebrated now days but I will list the holidays and scriptures that indicate why they are not what they appear to be.

Chrismas

(Jeremiah 10:1-6) 10 Hear the word that Jehovah has spoken against you, O house of Israel. 2 This is what Jehovah says: “Do not learn the way of the nations, And do not be terrified by the signs of the heavens Because the nations are terrified by them.  3 For the customs of the peoples are a delusion. It is just a tree of the forest that is cut down, Worked by the hands of the craftsman with his tool.  4 They adorn it with silver and gold And fasten it with hammer and nails so that it will not fall over.  5 Like a scarecrow in a cucumber field, they cannot speak; They have to be carried, for they cannot walk. Do not fear them, for they can do no harm, Nor can they do any good.”  6 No one is like you, O Jehovah. You are great, and your name is great and mighty.

They celebrate Christmas at a time Jesus was not born so they could not be celebrating the birth of Christ. The Sheppard were outdoors with their sheep at night. Beginning in October they would start sheltering the sheep at night because it was cold. Also the star they sing about was not from God but it is clear it was from Satan because he was trying to guide them to Jesus because Herod wanted Jesus to be killed. The bible says they were astrologers so they would read the stars, which is something God did not approve of. Why would God use pagan astrologers? On the contrary he actually warned them about telling Herod where Jesus was. The bible had warned us that Satan can perform powerful works and wonders.

(Luke 2:8) 8 There were also in the same region shepherds living out of doors and keeping watch in the night over their flocks.

(Matthew 2:1-3) 2 After Jesus had been born in Bethʹle·hem of Ju·deʹa in the days of Herod the king, look! astrologers from the East came to Jerusalem, 2 saying: “Where is the one born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when we were in the East, and we have come to do obeisance to him.” 3 At hearing this, King Herod was agitated, and all Jerusalem with him. . .

(Matthew 2:7-12) 7 Then Herod secretly summoned the astrologers and carefully ascertained from them the time of the star’s appearing. 8 When sending them to Bethʹle·hem, he said: “Go make a careful search for the young child, and when you have found him, report back to me so that I too may go and do obeisance to him.” 9 After they had heard the king, they went their way, and look! the star they had seen when they were in the East went ahead of them until it came to a stop above where the young child was. 10 On seeing the star, they rejoiced with great joy. 11 And when they went into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and falling down, they did obeisance to him. They also opened their treasures and presented him with gifts—gold and frankincense and myrrh. 12 However, because they were given divine warning in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed for their country by another way.

(2 Thessalonians 2:9-12) 9 But the lawless one’s presence is by the operation of Satan with every powerful work and lying signs and wonders 10 and every unrighteous deception for those who are perishing, as a retribution because they did not accept the love of the truth in order that they might be saved. 11 That is why God lets a deluding influence mislead them so that they may come to believe the lie, 12 in order that they all may be judged because they did not believe the truth but took pleasure in unrighteousness.

Halloween is heavenly laden with spiritualism and idolatry of the dead. Something God has warned us not to get involved in. the bible tells us getting involved in those things are works of the flesh.

(Deuteronomy 18:10, 11) 10 There should not be found in you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, anyone who employs divination, anyone practicing magic, anyone who looks for omens, a sorcerer, 11 anyone binding others with a spell, anyone who consults a spirit medium or a fortune-teller, or anyone who inquires of the dead.

(Leviticus 19:31) 31 “‘Do not turn to the spirit mediums, and do not consult fortune-tellers so as to become unclean by them. I am Jehovah your God.

(Isaiah 8:19) And if they say to you: “Inquire of the spirit mediums or of the fortune-tellers who chirp and mutter,” is it not of their God that a people should inquire? Should they inquire of the dead in behalf of the living?

(Galatians 5:19-21) 19 Now the works of the flesh are plainly seen, and they are sexual immorality, uncleanness, brazen conduct, 20 idolatry, spiritism, hostility, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, dissensions, divisions, sects, 21 envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and things like these. I am forewarning you about these things, the same way I already warned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit God’s Kingdom.

(John 17:15-19) 15 “I do not request that you take them out of the world, but that you watch over them because of the wicked one. 16 They are no part of the world, just as I am no part of the world. 17 Sanctify them by means of the truth; your word is truth. 18 Just as you sent me into the world, I also sent them into the world. 19 And I am sanctifying myself in their behalf, so that they also may be sanctified by means of truth. If you experience these things it shows that you have gotten God’s approval.

(1 Corinthians 10:31) 31 Therefore, whether you are eating or drinking or doing anything else, do all things for God’s glory.

When you reject the ways of the world and their opposition from God you can expect to be spoken of abusive. Jesus said the student is no better then the teacher. We have the example of the apostles and we know they were Jesus disciples and they were treated just as he was. We can also be expected to be treated likewise and many will be confused by our rejection of their worldly ways. God’s people even got accused of teaching new teaching. You will be looked down on and accused of losing your mind when you worship in truth.

(2 Chronicles 36:15, 16) . . .. 16 But they kept ridiculing the messengers of the true God, and they despised his words and mocked his prophets, until the rage of Jehovah came up against his people, until they were beyond healing.

(Matthew 16:24-27) 24 Then Jesus said to his disciples: “If anyone wants to come after me, let him disown himself and pick up his torture stake and keep following me. 25 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. 26 Really, what good will it do a man if he gains the whole world but loses his life? Or what will a man give in exchange for his life? 27 For the Son of man is to come in the glory of his Father with his angels, and then he will repay each one according to his behavior.

(1 Peter 4:2-4) . . .. 3 For the time that has passed by is sufficient for you to have done the will of the nations when you carried on in acts of brazen conduct, unbridled passions, overdrinking, wild parties, drinking bouts, and lawless idolatries. 4 They are puzzled that you do not continue running with them in the same decadent course of debauchery, so they speak abusively of you.

(Acts 17:19, 20) 19 So they took hold of him and led him to the Ar·e·opʹa·gus, saying: “Can we get to know what this new teaching is that you are speaking about? 20 For you are introducing some things that are strange to our ears, and we want to know what these things mean.”

(1 Peter 4:12-14) 12 Beloved ones, do not be surprised about the fiery trials that you are experiencing, as though something strange were happening to you. 13 On the contrary, go on rejoicing over the extent to which you are sharers in the sufferings of the Christ, so that you may rejoice and be overjoyed also during the revelation of his glory. 14 If you are being reproached for the name of Christ, you are happy, because the spirit of glory, yes, the spirit of God, is resting upon you.

(Mark 3:20, 21) . . .. 21 But when his relatives heard about it, they went out to seize him, for they were saying: “He has gone out of his mind.”

(Matthew 5:11, 12) 11 “Happy are you when people reproach you and persecute you and lyingly say every sort of wicked thing against you for my sake. 12 Rejoice and be overjoyed, since your reward is great in the heavens, for in that way they persecuted the prophets prior to you. . .

We must do our best not to let those ones practicing those things deprive us of the prize.

(Colossians 2:18) 18 Let no man deprive you of the prize who takes delight in a false humility and a form of worship of the angels, “taking his stand on” the things he has seen. He is actually puffed up without proper cause by his fleshly frame of mind,

Many who would be saying these things are driven by greed, they are trying to get people to be indebted to them and trying to make money from their lack of knowledge concerning true worship.

(Acts 19:23-25) 23 At that time quite a disturbance arose concerning The Way. 24 For a man named De·meʹtri·us, a silversmith who made silver shrines of Arʹte·mis, brought considerable profit to the craftsmen. 25 He gathered them and others who worked at such things and said: “Men, you well know that from this business comes our prosperity.

(Acts 16:16) 16 Now it happened that as we were going to the place of prayer, a servant girl with a spirit, a demon of divination, met us. She supplied her masters with much profit by fortune-telling.

(1 John 4:4-6) 4 You originate with God, little children, and you have conquered them, because the one who is in union with you is greater than the one who is in union with the world. 5 They originate with the world; that is why they speak what originates with the world and the world listens to them. 6 We originate with God. Whoever comes to know God listens to us; whoever does not originate with God does not listen to us. . .

Why those who are chronically ill isolate themselves.

This is not medical advice if you are ill seek medical attention. Do not treat yourself. I am writing this for educational and information purposed.

Written by Lee Stevenson sorry I am a lousy editor.

Before I get into this I do want to explain what occurs is not your fault and those involved are not completely guilty. In our desire to live a normal life we may hide how sick we truly are. When we do finally start realizing how sick we are those around us will offer very little support or help because we look like we are not ill so they assume that our illness is mostly psychological. They will often times say and do hurtful things that add to our stress and can even make our illness worse. We tend to blame ourselves but for the most part it was not our fault that we became ill. The body is very resilient and has many mechanisms that will compensate for things they are not functioning correctly but it reaches a point that it can no longer compensate and then a person becomes chronically ill. It usually take correcting many things in order for the body to get the upper hand and start healing but the demands made by society now days makes it very difficult to heal. Adrenal hormones are usually highest in the morning so symptoms most likely will be worse in the morning. This is also why nausea that comes with it is often times worse in the morning.

Healing from chronic illness requires an anti-inflammatory diet and once that will reduce oxidative stress. It will also require eating more whole foods and for many they may have to cut back on meat consumption until they heal.

When a person is chronically ill they will isolate themselves. This comes with a feeling of guilt because they may be neglecting responsibilities or even family. This is actually a protective mechanism to prevent increased damage to the brain, heart and even the organs in the body. This condition is known as anhedonia. The brain will shut most emotion off in order to protect the Hypothalamus Pituitary Adrenal axis. The HPA also regulates the limbic system. When the limbic system become affected this starts affecting the heart and can result in death. This occurs from sepsis which can be caused by physical injury, infection, stress, betrayal from someone we love, loss of someone we love, trauma, toxins, vaccine injury and many drugs can cause it. The cause of this is because when a person is chronically ill their bodies get stuck in a fight or flight mode. If the issues causing the illness are not correct the HPA and limbic system can become damaged which can be life threatening because they regulate the heart and blood pressure. This also effects a person glucose levels so they will frequently have bought of low glucose levels which will cause nausea, flushing and weakness.

Because the HPA and limbic system function together healing the HPA will help to heal the limbic system.

When this occurs and the brain is still calling for adrenal hormone because the body is still in a state of injury it will start effecting the person emotions. They will start having mood swings, they will start taking more risk in order to try and increase adrenaline. Often times there will be severe muscle twitching or muscle spams or severed charlie horses.

The brain disconnects emotion to prevent further stimulation to the HPA. I found it strange because I experienced this but I still felt the love for others. So I felt guilty I was not there emotionally for them but when I tried I could feel it effecting my health. When the HPA axis is over expressed it increases expression of the limbic system which damages the heart . This causes a loss in blood flow to the extremities and a person will start experiencing ankle swelling, liver and kidney problems which can cause swelling in the face. Nerve damage will occur because the heart is beating irregular so the hands and feet and even some organs are not getting the blood they need.

The limbic system is regulated by the HPA axis. So when they HPA axis is affected so is the limbic system. Symptoms of limbic dysfunction are chronic fatigue, myalgic encephalomyelitis (chronic fatiogue the overwhelming desire to sleep), extreme neurological sensitivity, or heightened sensitivity to pain, chemical and mold sensitivity, a variety of chronic pain, anxiety like attack which will cause rapid breathing, systemic inflammation and POTS. Loss of motivation, impaired short term memory and when it gets more severe loss of long term memories, sever mood swings, it also effects our blood pressure, endocrine system and thyroid hormones. Digestion can be severely affected for each it is affected differently but often times it results in frequent constipation and malabsorption of nutrients especially vitamin B12 and the oil soluble vitamins like D, E and K.

I kept thinking if I just push through this it will get better and I would try to force myself to interact with others and to do things I felt I needed to do like mowing the grass or clearing the driveway of snow. This would result in me having dizzy spells for days because of the damage that had occurred to my heart.

Sometimes it would cause me to get so sleepy that I could not stay awake and I would sleep for days. If I fought the sleep my health would rapidly decline and I would get to the point that I couldn’t even get out of bed to eat or get a glass of water I would have to crawl to get them.

Because the illness cannot be seen many would make unreasonable demands on me. I tried to tell them how ill I was and they would brush it off and even say mean things to me like “you need to suck it up and be a man” or “you need to stop being so lazy”. The emotional hurt that put on me contributed even more to my being ill because the emotional pain added to the stress on the HPA so I would become even sicker.

The links to the studies below show the things that occur when a person is chronically ill. This is the symptoms of someone who’s HPA axis and limbic system has been pushed to the point that it start severely effecting their health and possibly end in death if not treated and not given enough rest.

The first symptoms a person is near HPA and limbic collapse is they will be extremely wired but also be very tired.

Severe muscle fatigue or muscle aches, severe sleepiness and difficulty waking, dizzy spells especially when a person goes from resting to standing. These are not your normal dizzy spells that occur when standing to quickly but they will last for a very long time. A person may lose their libido, gain weight and have hair loss. There may be nausea in later stages because it takes a lot of energy and even for the heart to digest food. When this happened to me I could no longer eat solid food I had to puree it and sometimes that was too much and I could only drink juice. A person may have mood swings from trying to maintain a normal life while their body is trying to tell them to rest. It also causes increased brain swelling adding to the HPA and limbic system dysfunction. Constantly low body tempeture is a sign the HPA has been damaged this will also effect hormone levels and thyroids.

When the limbic system gets impaired a person will first start to experience short term memory loss. When it gets more severe they will start losing long term memory. Mine got so bad I could not remember my name or where I lived sometimes. Symptoms that the HPA is over activated are anxiety, mood swings and severe depression and irritability.

When a person is chronically ill the fight or flight mode their bodies are stuck in will constrict blood vessels and increase heart rate in order to prepare the body for what it perceives is a threat. If the health issues are not correct the heart will become damaged and then there is a loss of proper blood flow. If a person reaches this stage of illness their body and brain starts going into survival mode. When the chronic illness is severe the body knows things are starting to fail. It will induce panic and rapid breathing will occur. In later stages when things get very severe seizures will occur. Because this effects the body tempeture a person will become very sensitive to cold.

Sadly even though man studies show it is not a state of mental illness but a part of their chronic illness society and modern medicine list it as a mental illness and tries to treat it with drugs often times making the chronic illness worse. Family will try to push a person suffering from this into living a normal life or offer very little help which usually contributes more to their illness.

When a person has experienced anhedonia and recovered they can be easily set back and become ill again. It takes the HPA axis and limbic system months and even years to heal. The problem I had is as soon as I felt well again I would start to act like life was normal and would set myself back.

To recover from anhedonia you must address the cause.

If a person has experienced a traumatic event loss of a loved one or betrayal by a loved one they will need to learn to stop dwelling on it and get past it and stop letting it effect them emotionally because that translates over to physical illness. If a person dwell on the loss of a loved one or a traumatic event it will keep the body in a state of fight or flight and the HPA and limbic system will continue to decline.

If the illness is caused by physical illness then the person will need to address the cause or causes because often times it is caused by many things coming together whether it is trauma, along with vaccine injury or a number of other things that can combine to cause the HPA and limbic system to become damaged. There are many forms of chronic illness that can lead to this condition but the biggest causes now days is tick born illness or other infectious diseases because vaccines and GMO foods have weakened many people immune system along with the many medication they are pushing now days especially fluoroquinolones.

This is not something a person can recover from over night. I for the most part have healed but stress still sets me back. I can usually handle physical exertion with no problem until a stressful event has occurred. When this occurs it sets me back physically because it takes the brain months and sometimes even years to heal . Since the HPA and limbic system are located in the brain they do not heal as quickly as the rest of the body. So in order to heal on top of addressing the health issues we need to do our best to avoid stressful situations. We need to learn to view things more positively and get over things that have stressed us much more quickly. Sometimes we may need to talk to a psychiatrist to help us resolve things from our past including the trauma, neglect and out right cold heartedness we experience from those we love.

I will try to explain what is happening.

If we do not correct our HPA axis and limbic system our hormones cannot return to normal because progesterone gets shunted to make adrenal hormones. This is not as noticeable in men but in woman they can develop PCOS or some other hormonal problems. If this is not corrected a person could develop interstitial cystitis. The hormonal problems caused by HPA over activation is a double edged sword. We may be very tired and very fatigued but may struggle to sleep or wake through the night often. We will develop severe night sweats. We may experience bloating in the gut. Women will experience issues with menstruation and may grow excess facial hair. Men and women can experience hot flashes. This comes from the hormonal imbalance and the low glucose levels. Some may experience weight gain, lowered libido and sugar cravings. Processed sugar increases HPA activity so would make the symptoms worse. There will be migraines or severe headaches.

If the upregulation of the HPA and limbic system continues the adrenals and limbic system becomes severely damaged causing them to function improperly the body will lose it’s ability to produce adrenal hormone. This is called NeuroEndometabolic stress response (NEM). This puts the adrenals at the forefront of this anti-stress battle. The body puts adrenal function ahead of other things because it is needed to maintain proper function of the cardiovascular system if it fails then we could die. This is why the body starts shunting progesterone and using it to produce adrenal hormones when all other sources to produce adrenal hormones have been depleted it is one of the bodies last ditch efforts to survive. Many medical professionals will throw substitute hormones at someone which often times mask the symptoms while making the person sicker. When it has reached this point then the recovery process will most likely take years instead of months. Progesterone is needed to protect the body from the oxidative stress causing properties of estrogen so when it becomes depleted oxidative stress increase adding to the body be in a state of fight or flight mode. The liver and kidney become congested and their function becomes inhibited causing them to swell and they will start to develop fibrous tissue farther decreasing their function. Until the adrenal issues and the issues causing them to occur are addressed this process will continue to occur until there is renal failure. This is why when a person is experiencing HPA dysfunction they will have pain in the lower back on their side. Over consumption of B vitamins can also cause that type of pain because the body can store B vitamins and over consumption of certain ones can start to damage the liver and kidney. If progesterone is added when this is occurring it will speed up the rate the renal system is being damaged. In males the low progesterone levels cause a loss of sperm production. Low progesterone levels causes heart arrhythmia, POTS which can result in stroke or heart failure. Progesterone is needed for connective tissue repair in the body. When levels are low the gut can become damaged, the joints can become damaged and even start to leak, when very severe the bladder will get damaged.

There is a chemical released called phoenixin and reducing it can help but we still need to address the causes of the HPA and limbic system dysfunction. Symptoms of high phoenixin levels are poor memory or memory loss, a lack of showing emotions, a person may start seeking adventure or start doing dangerous things in an attempt to increase adrenal hormone levels, if phoenixin levels get to high a person will lose their ability to think logically. If phoenixin levels remain high for an extended period of time a person will experience severe itchiness in the skin. A person with high phoenixin level will be prone to retaining fluids especially in the face and ankles. Phoenixin causes the secretion of many hormones which can farther contribute to the hormone imbalance. It also stimulates the HPA axis. To reduce it we must reduce inflammation, if we have leaky gut or gut dysbiosis we must correct it. If we have tick born illness or mycoplasma infection or some other infection it has to be addressed in order for the HPA and limbic systems to heal. Avoiding processed foods and foods that are not organic is a must because glyphosate works synergistically with the BT Toxins in GMOs and cause chronic illness. Phoenixion can cause a persons body temperature to remain lower then normal. Stress, physical trauma need to be avoided as much as possible in order to reduce phoenixin levels. Phoenixin also causes nerves to become much more sensitive and the pain can cause increased HPA and limbic activity. High phoenixin levels increase the markers found in interstitial cystitis so it will cause interstitial cystitis to become much worse. Phoenixin causes high insulin levels and low glucose levels it causes insulin resistance. Phoenixin causes oxidative stress so antioxidants are a must. It inhibits the NRF2 pathways so it may be necessary to take an NRF2 activator in order to heal. Remember balance is the goal we need some oxidative stress and inflammation to maintain our health and to protect the body from cancer. Palm oil helps to reduce phoenixin.

We need to heal the whole body including our way of handling stress because it cannot be avoided now days. I will attempt to explain what happens to the adrenals before I get into healing them. The constant HPA up-regulation will eventually wear the HPA and limbic systems down. They will no longer be able to keep up. Adrenal hormones are needed when we exert ourselves, when we deal with stressful situations. Because our adrenals and limbic system is damaged they will not be able to keep up. When this occurs heart failure can occur if we try and push ourselves beyond what our bodies are capable when it has reached such a point. I have had many friends while healing who pushed themselves too hard because they thought they were well and they either severely set themselves back or even died. So as we are healing we need to pay extra attention to our bodies and know when we need to take a break from either stress or physical activity.

It is very very important to stay hydrated because dehydration adds to the adrenal fatigue because it an put the body in a state of fight or flight mode also. Electrolytes are also very important to support the HPA axis. A good way to restore electrolytes is to take some water and add lemon, 1/8 teaspoon of cream of tartar (be cautious get aluminum free, aluminum damages the HPA axis and the limbic system), also add organic raw honey which has many healing properties. Cholesterol is needed to produce all hormones in the body especially adrenal hormones. Deficiencies in B vitamins damages the HPA and limbic systems. This is very common now because processed foods are low in B vitamins and the farm chemicals used on our crops causes them to be deficient in B vitamins. Adding to the problem is the fact that much of the farm land has been over farmed adding to the nutrient deficiencies. It is best to buy organic and buy from local farms when possible. Magnesium, zinc, iron, copper, chromium, vanadium are needed for HPA and limbic system health. If you take too much zinc , iron, copper , chromium , vanadium it will have the opposite effect and start damaging the HPA axis. Excess iron can increase oxidative stress. Vitamin C is needed in high amounts when the trying to heal. Taking too much vitamin C can cause oxalates to form and can destroy red blood cells so if you take vitamin C do so wisely. I found liposomal was the one I reacted to the least. I had interstitial cystitis and reacted severely to anything that contained vitamin C. Once my adrenals started to heal my interstitial cystitis started to heal though I had to heal many other health problems to stop the damage that was occurring. The sesquiterpines found in myrrh and frankincense have been found to work very well for increasing oxygen levels around the receptor sites involved in the HPA and limbic systems which speeds up the healing time. Omega 3 fatty acids have been found to speed up the recovery of the HPA axis. I found alternating the types of Omega 3 was much more effective. Some may react to coconut oil because it kills many types of pathogens including mycoplasma. The endotoxins released will add to the body being in fight or flight mode so when a person start killing infection they should do so slowly and strengthen the body and detox systems before doing so. Avoid processed sugars , because the upregulated HPA axis will cause low glucose levels a person may crave sugar and salt. Sugar will add to the HPA dysfunction because it causes systemic low grade inflammation which also puts the body in a state of fight or flight mode. We need complex carbohydrate like those found in roots , inulin which is non digestable fiber,grains, seeds, legumes, beans, vegetables and nuts. Those with leaky gut may have to avoid things that contain lectins until there gut is healed. We need lectins but when the gut is too porous the lectins will enter our blood stream and will cause systemic inflammation. This also can cause immune dysfunction which also causes the body to get stuck in fight or flight mode. Things that contain the highest level of lectins is milk, wheat, tomatoes and beans. The complex carbohydrates help keep the blood glucose levels stable because when they are low the body will also go into fight or flight mode. The most important B vitamins are B6 and B12. Avoiding inflammatory foods like Omega 6 fatty acids is very important.

The body goes into fight or flight mode during infection for many reasons. Often times it causes systemic low grade inflammation and oxidative stress which causes the body to go into fight or flight mode.

Our stomachs contain microbes called our microbiome. Those microbes modulate our genes and health. A deficiency in one microbe can cause many health issues. Those microbes consist of phages, viruses, bacteria, fungus and even amoeba. Most in the industrialized nations are more prone to chronic illness because the toxins, medication, farm chemicals in foods, stress, vaccinations altering the immune system leads to an imbalance in gut microbes, processed foods, consumption of too much of one specific type of food instead of getting a variety causes a loss of many of the microbes in our guts needed to maintain a healthy immune system, prevent inflammation , regulate our glucose levels and protect us from infection. Part of the reason infectious disease is rampant is because many species of microbes are now extinct in those who live in the industrialize world. For those who do not have a way to replace those microbes they have to permanently adjust their diets to compensate for the microbes that are missing which only partially addresses the health issues caused by a lack of certain microbes. It is very difficult to get those microbes from our environment now because the chemicals and toxins being put in our soils have killed many of the beneficial microbes in the soil which is how many of our microbes that maintain our health are acquired. We also inherit our microbes from our parents. The fathers microbe heavily influence the makeup of the mothers so the fathers microbes can effect the health of the whole family. Achieving health should involve the whole family restoring microbial balance in their gut. If we have an overgrowth of certain microbes or a deficiency in some it can cause systemic inflammation, autoimmune disease, nutrient deficiencies because most of our vitamins are produced by our microbiome and we only get some our our vitamins from food. Even biotin is created by our gut microbes. All of these can lead to the body being stuck in fight or flight mode which will cause HPA and limbic dysfunction. Now add to the fact that all this can make the gut more porous which will cause food particles that would not normally enter the blood stream to enter our bodies. This causes a person to start developing a variety food intolerance and allergies. The regulation in the immune system will also cause the HPA axis to become dysfunctional. As this goes on and our environment becomes more toxic chronic illness is becoming more and more rampant. In the U.S. 80% of the population is said to be on a medication of some type. The sad part of that many studies have shown that up to 80% of the benefits of medications are based on the noocebo effect . In other words because the person has changed their negative state of mind based on their believe the medication is healing them they start healing showing our state of mind is a very part of the healing process. The medications all come with side effects that are very damaging to the body so they end up with a new set of health problems after taking the medications , especially antibiotics which dramatically alter our microbiome. If a person does not heal their gut they will be fighting a losing battle and the gut is always effected during chronic illness.

Things that can help restore the HPA and limbic health.

There are herbs that can help restore health of the HPA and limbic system once the causes are addressed these can also be taken as a person is addressing those issues to help reduce the damage. For example grape seed extract improves blood flow reduce inflammation and histamines which will help reduce the bodies need to be in a fight or flight mode to survive. There are adaptogenic herbs that help support adrenal function while reducing stress hormones these are called adaptogenic herbs. Some of these are ashwangha, rhodiola, bupleurum, rhemannia, mace root and kudzu root. Herbs that relax also help to reduce stress hormones, some of them are lemon balm, peony, rooibos, and mugwort.

Exercise in moderation helps to improve HPA and limbic health but be very aware of your limitations because if you over do it you can set yourself back not just for days but for weeks. Even someone healthy could damage their HPA axis if they exercise excessively. Excess exercise can cause progesterone levels to decrease.

Studies have shown that meditating on positive things and happy things can improve HPA health. I meditated on things I liked doing or even on just laying in a field with flowers. Taking the time to enjoy nature and looking at the stars has been shown to improve HPA health.

Positive social interaction has been shown to be good for HPA axis once our adrenal health is well enough we can interact with others. If we attempt to do this before we have recovered enough it could actually do the opposite and increase the time needed to recover. Negative interactions have been shown to have a dramatic effect on the HPA axis. When I say negative interactions I am speaking of those that involve yelling, fighting, all out bad behavior that could negative effect others. Even gossip has been shown to have a negative effect on the HPA axis. I never listened to gossip so I was protected by this one because I always thought if they are saying that about them when they are not around what are they saying about me when I am not around?

We have to remove ourselves from stressful situation that we can remove ourselves from. For example I never liked arguing so if a person started yelling and arguing I would not discuss things with them until they started being respectful and listening to me as well as I listen to the. The bible says “be quick to listen and slow to speak”. I was also protected by the stress of this because I would rarely engage in someone who behaved this way until they started behaving rationally. I used bible principles in guiding me on who I should and should not associate with , this meant some family who caused me stress I had to start cutting out of my life in a biblical way. Though the bible may consider them a bad association we still have familial obligations so we cannot leave them go without something to wear, eat or drink. If they were ill we would still be required to help them. But we would do so in a way we protect ourselves from the stress their life styles could cause us.

Things that cause us stress that are not necessary could be cut down. I had too many belongings, this was very stressful for me. I had to worry about them being stolen. I had to worry about the money to maintain them. I always had a car and a truck. I used to own my own property and it was paid off. I lost that because I could not afford to pay the taxes when I got ill. Reducing my belongings dramatically reduced my stress. Though I really got sad when I lost my house no longer having the responsibility of maintaining it reduced the physical and emotional burden it had been causing which shortened the time it took too heal my HPA axis. I am not saying a person should get rid of their belonging but I am saying to not let yourself get consumed in acquiring them because in the long run it could take it’s toll on your health by having a negative impact on your HPA axis. I have watched many wealthy people die unhappy only to have their wealth go to someone who did not work hard to build it the wealth so they squandered it. This is not always the case but I have seen it happen many times. Since I have gotten ill I am much more aware of what brings me true happiness. I have learned enjoying the simple things in life bring me much more happiness then money and my belongings have. Studies have shown that focusing on the success we have and not on the success we do not have improves brain and HPA health. Studies have also shown if we dwell on past failures then it will have a negative impact on the health of our brains. So we need to keep looking forward and view those mistakes or failures as lessons and move on. Dwelling on them will only hold us back anyways because if we continue to look back how can we move forward?

Participating in bible study and prayer has been shown to improve over mental health and HPA health. Doing good things for others has been shown to improve HPA function. Learning not to hate and not to hold grudges but learning to forgive protects the HPA axis from the negative hormones produced by those. Acts of kindness produce hormones that have been shown to improve HPA and Limbic health.

There is stress that cannot be avoided. We need to do our best to train our minds not to react to harshly to it and try our best to maintain balance and composure so that our adrenal levels do not climb. We have to learn to let things go we can do nothing about and not dwell on the. How we react to stressful things also can effect our HPA and limbic systems negatively. For example often times people will view unexpected events or obstacles as a negative thing. I have retrained my mind to view them as challenges that will build my mental endurance, wisdom and knowledge. I have found this prevents me from getting over excited about things that occur that I cannot control. Now as for the negative emotional things that occur I am still working on this and it still has a dramatic effect on my HPA and limbic system. For example I do not deal well with being falsely accused of something and it causes my adrenal hormones to go through the roof. I have been working very hard to learn to deal with this because when it occurs it sets me back pretty far.

The brain also needs to be repaired. The brain cells can restructure themselves and can even grow new cells. When we learn new things this stimulate new brain cell growth and restructuring. This is called neural plasticity. The more we use our brains the faster it becomes at doing this. This can also improve HPA and limbic health since they are a part of the brain. This is why developing new hobbies or learning new skills can improve limbic health. Hobbies and learning new skills have also been shown to help people recover from trauma much more quickly. Hobbies or skills that require the use of the hands have been shown to dramatically improve brain health. Playing games including card games improves brain and HPA health. Getting workbooks that involves answering questions or doing word puzzles improves brain health.

Self-acceptance or self love is very important. I struggle with this one but I have been working on it. We need to learn to do acts of kindness towards ourselves. I have lived my life always being needed by others and never had time to focus on myself. I either forgot how to love myself or never knew how until some friends pointed out I did not do acts of kindness towards myself and had difficulty excepting when others did acts of kindness towards me. Another part of self-acceptance is not comparing our self image of who we are or our body image to others. We need to learn to be happy with our bodies the way they are. Studies have shown that dwelling on body image in a negative way has a dramatic negative impact on the health of the brain , HPA, and limbic system. We need to accept our bodies for the way they are. Many of us may struggle with this, I am one of them because I used to be very muscular and I also got damage by fluorquinolone drugs which caused me to lose some of my teeth and it also cause bone loss which made my teeth become crooked. I am trying to to dwell on those things because I can feel it effecting my health. I am trying to apply what friend has stated to me “we need to stop worrying about those things because we have much bigger fish to fry” . In other words we need to focus on maintaining our health and for many of us trying to make a living while recovering from chronic illness because most forms of chronic illness the government will not give a person disability for.

Quinolinic acid

Quionolinic acid is very damaging to the body, brain and neurological system. It also causes the body to get stuck in fight or flight made through it’s effects on the NMDA receptors . It up-regulates them this can lead to many mental health issues, severe headaches, this causes a person to be sensitive to light glare, very sensitive to sound, difficulty staying focused. The over stimulation of the NMDA receptor cause the HPA and limbic system to be over stimulated. If the high quinolinic acid levels are not corrected it can lead to severe neurological damage, Alzheimer’s , schiszophrenia, and dementia. A person could also develop Bell’s Palsy like symptoms. This can also happen when the HPA has been stuck in a state of fight or flight.

Quinolinic acid is a metabolite of tryptophan. Quionolinic acid is formed during the bodies production of niacin which is the final step in the kynurenine pathway which is needed to produce energy for our cells. When this process has become disrupted by oxidative stress, toxins, systemic inflammation, emotional stress or trauma, infection, gut dysbiosis, leaky gut, vaccine injury, aluminum build up in the brain and body, heavy metal, autoimmunity, high histamine which can also increase HPA axis over activation, eating too many processed foods especially ones that contain glyphosate and drug injury usually from fluroquinolone drugs.

When quinolinic acid excites the NMDA receptor glutamate increaes , this inhibits the reuptake of glutamate into the cells. This also inhibits the ability to create GABA . The excess glutamate also stimulates the NMDA receptor causing increased activity. This causes even more glutamate to be released. This starts causing brain inflammation, neurological damage and can damage the blood brain barrier. If it become severe enough the brain may start leaking fluid bay the base of the skull and it may also leak out through the nasal passages. This causes sever swelling at the back of the neck and severe pain. When the quinolinic acid levels are high a person will experience severe headache that may make it feel like their head is going to split open. The body has another way to produce quinolinic acid and it is effected by the same things kynurenine pathway is. This adds even more to the quinolinic acid being produced. The alternative pathway is not found in the brain but with the blood brain barrier now leaking the quinolinic acid produced by the 3-HAO pathway can now enter the brain also increasing quinolone levels even farther. Those who have Lyme disease almost always have high quinolone levels because it creates the perfect storm needed to cause this to occur. The destruction of nerve cells that occurs causes iron to be released. The increased quinolinic acid production even more. Since the 3-HAO pathway is producing energy for the rest of the body which covers a much broader area it produces quinolinic acid at 80 times the rate that they kynurenine pathway does. This farther adds to the inflammation and oxidative stress causing a positive feedback loop that can be very difficult to break.

Since the blood brain barrier has been compromised it let many things enter the brain that would not normally be able to enter the brain including infectious agents, and toxins. This adds even more to the brain inflammation and damage.

Metabolic issues and infection that cause high ammonia levels or acidosis can also cause the blood brain barrier to become porous setting of a cycle that would cause quinolinic acid levels to become very elevated. Another thing that increases quinolinic acid is brain injury.

Oddly depriving oneself of tryptophan can actually cause the quinolinic acid to increase. A person with high quinolinic acid levels will usually be very sensitive to the consumption of gluatamate, glutamine and MSG.

These are some things that will help reduce quinolinic acid levels. Antioxidants especially selenium helps to reduce quinolinic acid, P5P the bioavailable form of B6 help reduce quinolinic acid. Vitamin B2 is also needed. A ketogenic diet with complex carbohydrates reduces quinolinic acid and increases kynurenic acid production which is very healing. Certain proteins will inhibit the formation of kynurenic acid. These would be glutamine, glutamate , alanine, tyrosine, phenylalanine, aspartate, leucine, methionine and isoleucine. A person with high quinolinic acid levels may be sensitive to those proteins because of the inhibition of the kynurenic acid. This does not mean that a person should avoid protein but they should avoid consuming those ones in large amounts. When all nutrients needed for the conversion of tryptophan consuming it will increase kynurenic acid.

A-lactalbumin increases tryptophan , and serrotonin synthesis and release in the brain.

Retraining the limbic system.

After being chronically ill for an extended period of time the limbic system needs to be retrained in order to get it out of the fight or flight stage it is stuck in. Things that heal the brain also heal the limbic system. As mentioned earlier the brain can produce new cells and restructure old ones. For example it has been found if a person acquires a new job and their old skills are no longer needed but they are learning new skills the brain will grow new cells and restructure old ones that it is no longer using for the old job and old skill to accommodate for the new skill and memory needed. This also stimulates healing throughout the brain. By retraining the brain we are getting the brain to rewire the neuronal pathways in the brain that are associated with the maladapted stress response.

Studies have shown that past trauma can cause negative epigenetic changes so we need to learn to think positively. Not only that but the trauma our parents experienced can cause negative epigenetic changes that can be passed to the children. Those who have had these types of issues will take longer to heal and will have to address those negative epigenetics that were inherited in order to heal. This involves teaching the brain to react positively to things and teaching the brain to remain calm as much as possible this will slowly make epigenetic corrections so the persons body will not be instantly in fight or flight mode.

Things that also retrain the brain and repair it also repair the limbic system for example positive social interaction, meditation on positive things, exercise in moderation. For those who are chronically ill only do what your body will allow if you push too hard you will not only set yourself back but you could cause increased heart damage and even experience a stroke. Dwelling on our day and picking out the positive things that happened out of the day and dwelling on those have been shown to improve limbic health. Also as we heal reintroducing ourselves to stress slowly and as we do learning to deal with it more positively or reacting less negative to it will help restore limbic health. Constant negative thinking rewires our brain and nerves to be more sensitive to pain and causes neurodegeneration. I had to learn to avoid those who think negatively and talk negatively about certain things all the time. I am not talking about those who vent and then react to the situation by working to correct it but I am talking about complainers who just keep complaining and do nothing about it. These ones can start to affect us negatively and cause our brains to rewire in a negative way.

All the things that affect the brain also affect the lymbic system for example over exposure to blue light at night will decrease melatonin which has a negative impact on the health of the whole body. Earth grounding has been found to restore the bodies voltage back to what it should be and restores health to the whole body. Avoid exposure to EMFs as much as possible. Any insulin issues or glucose issues need to be addressed. Reduce exposure to toxins as much as possible. Many things we use are very toxic for example bleached paper products contain dioxin which is very toxic to the body, I still see many cooking in aluminum pains and aluminum is very difficult to remove from the body. If a person has mercury fillings it is very important they find someone who knows how to properly remove them.

Avoiding processed foods as much as possible helps a lot even ones that are organic are fortified with folic acid which is man made and toxic to the body. Folate is natural and is not toxic to the body.

If a person is experiencing sleep issues it is very important that they work to correct these because the brain , HPA axis, and limbic system cannot heal if we are not getting REM sleep or if we wake often through the night or do not get enough sleep. From my body being stuck in fight or flight mode it had forgotten how to sleep I had to work very hard to retrain my body to sleep.

Anti-inflammatory foods.

Meats and foods from animals feed grain should be avoided it has been found they have a different nutritional content and they are inflammatory. So when looking for foods produced from animal products look for ones that have not been fed grains but have been free range or pasture raised this included eggs. Farm raised sea food is inflammatory because of the foods they are fed and the environment they are raised in causes increased stress which makes consuming them inflammatory. Avoid things that contain transfats they are extremely inflammatory. Transfats or foods that contain them will state they contain hydrogenated oil. Also processed meats are very inflammatory. GMOs should be avoided because the body reacts the same way to the BT Toxins found in them as it would if a person had food poisoning. Artificial sweeteners are not only inflammatory but they also damage the liver and kidneys and promote obesity. It is very important to eat organic because the toxins sprayed on conventional grown foods do not only cause inflammation and oxidative stress but they cause many types of chronic illness . This is why obesity and heart disease has become epidemic in the industrialized world.

So the anti-inflammatory foods I mention should be from pasture raised animals, wild caught or free ranged. Eggs are anti-inflammatory, fish, fruits and vegetables especially berries. Calciferous vegetables in moderation, over consumption can have the opposite effect. Squash pumpkin and melon is very anti-inflammatory. Olive oil , avocado oil and coconut oil are very anti-inflammatory. Fish oil is anti-inflammatory unless it is old then it becomes inflammatory. When I buy fish oil I make sure it is guaranteed fresh and I make sure it contains lemon and I refrigerate it to prevent oxidation.

We need to learn to seize control of our thoughts and be more aware of when we are thinking negatively or reacting negatively so we can retrain our minds to respond in a way that would not effect our health. We must try our best not to react to negative circumstances especially ones we cannot do anything about. We also must retrain our minds to respond positively because if we could do something about it the increased HPA up-regulation will cloud our thinking and it inhibits the ability to think logically. This is why many companies especially the pharmaceutical industry and the media induce false fears in people and then give them false hope because inducing fear causes a person to lose the ability to reason and think logically. If a product truly worked they would not have to use deceptive tactics to sell their products.

Training the brain to respond appropriately.

Some of the things I mention here I myself am still working on. Once our HPA and limbic systems have healed enough we can endure some stress we need to start meditating on the stressful situations we know cannot be avoided and will arise. We need to meditate on how we can respond in a way it will keep things from getting more stressful and when it cannot be avoided how we can respond in a way it will not cause an increase in activation of our HPA axis. If we are dealing with people who cause us stress we need to handle it in an appropriate way. The bible has the best advice for handling things like that. Sometimes it may involve cutting certain people out of our lives the bible has advice on when that is appropriate and when it is not. Some will be unconcerned about your health issues and how the stress they cause you effects your health. When appropriate and possible it is best to avoid such ones because it will dramatically increase the time it will take you to heal. I am dealing with this now and often times experience many set back but at the present time I have no choice but to learn to deal with it in a way that will not negatively impact my health until I find a way out of my present situation.

How we breath effects our HPA axis and brain. When we are stuck in a state of fight or flight our breathing will become more rapid. This increase the upregulation of the HPA even farther. In order to train the body not to do this we need to learn to breath differently when that happens. Breathing in through the nose deeply while pushing the stomach out next breath out through the mouth slowly. This will increase our oxygen levels and help break the fight or flight response. Only do this about five times because if you increase oxygen levels too high it can cause dizziness and you could even pass out.

Developing a core believe system so we can make clearer boundaries and know when to make our yes mean yes and no mean no retrains the brain to react to stressful situations ion a way that the HPA does not get activated. For me learning the bible and writing it on my heart has helped me a lot, it has given me very clear boundaries that I will not cross or leave others cross. This has prevented me from having to rely on my own understanding and wisdom and has gotten me through some pretty rough times.

We need to learn to word things in a more positive light even negative things that have occurred when possible. This is one I am still at the beginning stages of learning.

Massages help to retrain the limbic system and also trains the body to relax.

We have to stay active if we are healthy enough to prevent our minds from dwelling on negative things. If we are bed ridden we need to develop a hobby we can do while we are healing that will keep us busy or find things we can do while we are bedridden. Used it for an opportunity to read about and learn new skills which I have been able to apply and teach others to help them learn to heal. Also reaching out to others and teaching them to heal helped to prevent me from dwelling on negative things too much.

Engaging in small talk and taking and interest in others heals the brain and limbic system. It also stimulates new brain cell growth.

Memory games improve brain health and stimulate cell growth. Thing like memorizing number, or having someone give instructions and then repeating them back to them helps to stimulate brain healing and brain cell growth.

Taking words and finding words that have similar or the same meaning

Learning a new language improves brain health.

We need to be mindful of ourselves which means we become aware of our thoughts but do not judge ourselves. If the thoughts are ones we should not have instead of judging ourselves we should dwell on what we will do to change our thinking and prevent those thoughts in a good and positive way.

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The hidden side of chronic illness.

Written by Lee Stevenson. Sorry I am a lousy editor.

Those of us who have been chronically ill or are still chronically ill need to speak out about what we are enduring. If we do not speak out then society will continue to sweep us under the carpet and falsely justify the things they are doing and have done to us. If they believe in God they have a lot to make up for because they have wronged us and the bible requires they make up for it more then they wronged us. I am not going to cover the biblical aspects of things in this article but we need to speak out about everything we endure including the emotional aspects of it.

I am doing this article based on my personal experience and my experience with helping others to heal. I am going to discuss as accurately as I can the emotional aspects of what happens when someone is chronically ill and how the vast majority of family and friends react to those who are chronically ill. There are a variety of emotions involved with chronic illness and they occur for many reasons. Oftentimes there is brain inflammation. Oftentimes these emotions result from the person desiring to be able to function normally again . I have found oftentimes it is because the person’s friends and family have emotionally and physically abandoned them and even ostracize them while putting on a show that they cared. I experienced all this. Yet when others were not around their actions and the things they would say to me contradicted what they made things appear to others. Now combine all this with the fact that most who are chronically ill have brain swelling and are struggling mentally with the many issues involved with brain swelling. For example mood swings, personality changes, sometimes it takes so much mental energy to block out the pain they have very little mental resources left for emotional or even basic functions of life. I am finding society as a whole abandons the chronically ill especially if they have a tick borne illness or interstitial cystitis some of the most painful conditions but the illnesses cannot be seen and because the person looks healthy most refuse to believe they are suffering as severely as they are. These are referred to by those who suffered from them as invisible illnesses. Since I suffered from them it had a double meaning to me. One meaning is no one believed I was chronically ill because they could not see my illness and two because after I got chronically ill I seem to become invisible to family, friends and society. Society puts on a show that they care, but from personal experience I have found that is exactly what it is just show. When it comes to providing for the real needs of the chronically ill with things like emotional support or physical support the chronically ill are pretty much on their own. Society takes a non biblical approach and tries throwing money at the problem while ignoring the actual needs of the chronically ill. The chronically ill are victims of family, friends and society.

Usually some of the main feelings a person who experiences chronic illness is sadness because they cannot be there for others or they cannot fulfill their responsibilities that are necessary for example family, or household responsibilities. I have found society puts on a good show at pretending they care about the chronically ill but in actuality they abandon them by not providing for their emotional and physical needs which includes trying to reduce emotional and physical burdens so the person can focus on healing. Because they offer very little help and oftentimes expect a lot from a person who is chronically ill it dramatically increases the time it takes for the person to heal. It often takes every ounce of energy for someone who is chronically ill to just fulfill their basic life functions. Even eating often can be very exhausting, things like taking a shower or even brushing our teeth become very labor intensive for those who are chronically ill. When a chronically ill person has good days and can easily do certain things they cannot normally do society seems to take that as evidence they have healed and abandon them even farther. We experience even more sadness and anxiety because now we are trying to fulfill what others expect of us because we do not want to let them down and in the meantime we can feel the added emotional and physical stress causing our health to decline. When we try to express what is happening often we are met with responses that are cold and uncaring. This causes those who are chronically ill to become emotionally and even physically isolated. The very support system they thought they could count on is completely neglecting their needs and not even acknowledging them. This causes the person who is chronically ill to experience extreme loneliness even if they have many people around them.

We often times become irritable because we are struggling to maintain our composure because of the pain and mental anguish we are experiencing. Top that off with how the chronic low grade inflammation has affected the brain it takes all we have not to lose our tempers and get angry over the littlest things that normally we would think nothing of. Add this to how most who are chronically ill are being treated and neglected it makes it even more difficult to not become irritable. Not only that but the chronically ill realize how something someone is doing is affecting them mentally and physically and they are trying their best to conserve mental and physical resources to survive and heal and for the most part their needs are being neglected and ignored.

There is a lot of anxiety that comes with chronic illness because it takes many many doctors visits to get diagnosed and because modern medicine has been so heavily indoctrinated by the modern day corporate science they have no idea how to help those who are chronically ill so those who are chronically ill also end up getting abandoned by the medical community farther isolating them. Most chronically ill have to become their own researchers and spend many many hours studying so they can learn to heal. In the meantime they are very aware of how close death is. Many who are chronically ill have others who are counting on them and they do not want to leave them by dying. They also want to be a part of their lives but the illness takes so much away from them physically and emotionally that they have very little left for friends and family. They watch their lives crumbling around them and their families will put the blame on them farther adding to their anxiety. They will nit pick at the chronically ill pointing out responsibilities they are neglecting. Not understanding why they are spending so much time researching and speaking to others so they can learn to heal. The chronically ill are doing the best they can to learn to heal and want nothing more then to be there for their friends and family yet those very ones will be the ones pointing out their inadequacies that the chronically ill can do nothing about. Oftentimes this will cause the chronically ill person so much emotional distress that it starts taking from them physically and it causes their health to decline even farther causing even more anxiety.

Being chronically ill also comes with the feeling of emptiness, hopelessness, guilt, and we may even feel worthless. Those who are chronically ill lose much of their emotional and physical and even financial support. Those they needed the most distance themselves from them or even add to their stress and physical demands instead of supporting them so they can heal. The mental energy needed to focus on healing and on working just to function takes a lot and there is not much left for even basic things such as planning a meal or even going shopping. The chronically ill person feel emotionally empty from being isolated and from having to use so much of their mental energy for others things they have very little left for emotions. With the chronically ill being expected to function normally and fulfill the normal aspects of their lives which become a mental and physical burden that hinders their healing and they can feel it they start feeling hopelessness. With the medical community being so corrupted , family , friends and society expecting more from the person then they can actually give it causes a sense of hopelessness because the chronically ill person forces themselves to do things that are emotionally and physically demanding which causes their health to decline. Things such as family gatherings can be very emotionally and physically taxing on someone who is trying to block out pain and who is physically wiped out. The slightest bit of stress can dramatically set someone who is chronically ill back. When I was chronically ill and would point this out to people they would tell me “life is stressful get over it. “

A person who is chronically ill is usually so focused on healing that things they used to find pleasurable like going to social gatherings or going on a date become non pleasurable because of the physical and emotional resources that have been used to do those things. Even sitting and talking with family had become emotionally and physically taxing for me because I had to watch what I said or did because I would get a lot of criticism about how I lacked responsibility and didn’t seem to care about things anymore. In actuality I cared deeply but was so emotionally and physically drained and I was trying to do my best to conserve energy mentally and physically so I could heal. Guilt comes from this because we realize we are not fulfilling our responsibilities and we have become a burden to others. Usually the guilt is farther increased by those around the chronically ill pointing out the things they are inadequately fulfilling. The mental resources it takes for a chronically ill person to block out the pain , the fatigue and many other health issues causes those who are chronically ill to become absent minded, have memory loss, become emotionally distanced because of the amount of mental energy it takes to deal with the illness. Oftentimes we do not want to burden others so we will try and pretend we are not as sick as we actually are which comes with it’s own guilt because now we are deceiving others adding to our problems because they will expect more from us. So to reveal this to them after we have put on a show of being better then we actually are means we expose we have been deceptive. This can cause a flood of emotions between the people involved and oftentimes for me resulted in them not believing I had been pretending to be better than I was so they would still not offer the support I needed. I learned from experience when we hide how much we are actually going through we do a disservice to all those who are chronically ill because we are enabling the behavior towards the chronically ill by hiding our suffering. We also are enabling the medical communities to sweep us under the carpet and discredit us and make us look mentally ill instead of exposing the truth of the medical inadequacies and neglect.

All of the above mentioned things may cause those who are chronically ill to have trouble remembering thing, trouble in planning things, difficulty in making decisions. The chronically ill will have good and bad days but society only sees the good days and are critical of the chronically ills mental inadequacies when they are having bad days. It seems that society only chooses to see the good days the chronically ill are having and mentally block out the bad days and use those good days to justify their lack of support and their neglect of the chronically ill. They start making unreasonable demands setting the person back mentally and even physically.

Adding to the problems a chronically ill person has is the fact their sleep is affected by their illness. Because the body needs sleep to heal they may have difficulty waking also many health problems can cause excessive sleepiness. Some may switch between being excessively sleeping to having lot of energy which is what occurred with me. There would be times I would sleep for a week none stop then there would be times I could not sleep for a week at a time. Oftentimes the circadian rhythm becomes disrupted when a person is chronically ill causing them to wake at the wrong times of the day and sleep at the incorrect times. I experienced all the things mentioned. This adds to the stress because all we want is to be normal again but oftentimes people will complain how much we sleep and say if we would get up and move around and quit being so lazy we could get some things done. This also adds to the guilt because we are very aware of how our irregular sleep patterns are affecting our lives.

The things a chronically ill person experiences can cause them to have thoughts of death. Suicide attempts and suicide is very high among those who are chronically ill . I thought of dying and desired to and even prayed for it. I believe because of the damage my body had suffered there was no way it could recover. I thought I would be useless the rest of my life and felt like I was a prisoner of my own body. Though I did not try suicide nor would have I wanted to die. The pain was beyond anything I ever thought I could endure. Yet no one would acknowledge my suffering and my pain. Even now if I mentioned what I endured people will criticize me and even make it appear as if I am crazy when I mention them. Oftentimes they even blame the chronically ill person’s behavior on being mentally ill. This further adds to the desire to die. I am glad I did not die and I am very happy I have learned to heal and have had the opportunity to teach others they can heal.

I am not blaming those who neglect, ignore or add burdens on the chronically ill only but the blame also goes to the chronically ill oftentimes because we try not to burden others with what we are enduring. When we do get criticism for what we endure we easily just go back to hiding it believing it will make us less of a burden on others. We go back to trying to pretend like everything is ok in the meantime it is causing our health to decline because we are fighting very hard to appear to be somewhat normal and functional. In doing so we are doing a disservice to all those who are chronically ill because we continue to let the medical communities and society as a whole including families to ignore those who are chronically and not acknowledge how sick they really are.  

I am not blaming those who neglect, ignore or add burdens on the chronically ill only but the blame also goes to the chronically ill often times because we try not to burden others with what we are enduring. When we do get criticism for what we endure we easily just go back to hiding it believing it will make us less of a burden on others. We go back to trying to pretend like everything is ok in the mean time it is causing our health to decline because we are fighting very hard to appear to be somewhat normal and functional. In doing so we are doing a disservice to all those who are chronically ill because we continue to let the medical communities and society as a whole including families to ignore those who are chronically and not acknowledge how sick they really are.

One thing I have not recovered from mentally is the isolation I now feel. I no longer seem to have anything in common with anyone because becoming chronically ill taught me to enjoy the simple things in life and taught me to appreciate keeping life simple. I no longer enjoy watching TV, movies or the many other worldly things they are distractions that take from true happiness. I also feel isolated because I feel in my heart I could never count on those I trusted to be there for me. It has seemingly distanced me from them. I still love them deeply but feel when things get tough they are going to put their own interest first no matter what the cost is to me or others. This has caused me to mistrust most farther isolating me. I still try my best to let love guide all I do and I love others deeply but do not have the confidence they will be there for me and I am pretty certain I would be on my own like I was when I was chronically ill. It would take quite a bit from those who let me down to convince me I could count on them and trust them. I would have to see in their actions they understand what I endured and what I am still enduring as I continue to recover. Also those scars of them letting me down will remain. I have forgiven them but I am not confident that even in their actions they are wholeheartedly going to be there for me. I know I am somewhat selfish but I always gave everyone my all and thought when I was down and out they would be there for me. The fact that they were not and actually did the opposite had made me lose any confidence I have in them and it most likely will not be restored because I still see in the things they so and do towards me they do not fully understand what I endured and how it has changed me mentally , financially, and even physically. They further isolate me by trying to compare their health issues to mine and I came very near dying a few times. I cannot see how they can compare achy joints or a burning stomach to the complete failure of my body and being very close to dying. It further shows their lack of even caring or being interested in what I had to endure. It feels as if they are down playing what I endured and even insulting my intelligence.

From a mothers perspective they may want to give up because the pain is so severe and their bodies are struggling to function. They feel guilt for not being able to be there for their children mentally or physically as they would like. They feel guilt for wanting to give up because if they died who would take care of their children. Who would make sure they remained healthy. What if they suffered from the same illness, who would guide them through it. The mothers know that no one would love and care for their children like they do. They want to get healthy because they know no one will keep the children as safe as they do but the mental , physic