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The vanity idols of Humanity!

Isaiah 44:9

All who make idols are nothing, and the things they treasure are worthless. Those who would speak up for them are blind; they are ignorant, to their own shame.

Jeremiah 10:8

They are all senseless and foolish; they are taught by worthless wooden idols.

 

Zechariah 10:2

The idols speak deceitfully, diviners see visions that lie; they tell dreams that are false, they give comfort in vain. Therefore the people wander like sheep oppressed for lack of a shepherd.

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I have to say that seeing this Buddha statue above in Hong Kong China has been an experience. Not because I decided to be a buddhist, but because I have seen countless people in China bow to these statues, bringing them all kids of offerings. This statue is just one symbol of the many vanity idols humanity has. Idols that I would like to explore a little more in this post.

As I arrived in this high mountain. I enjoyed the beautiful views of the city of Hong- Kong. I thought of the many lives in that place,  and all the lives in China. I clearly saw the statue in some form of Yoga position, a practice that despite denialists  accounts has everything to do with aligning yourself with the gods ( aka demons). But now, Yoga has become a fad and I even have “christian” family members vouching for it and bringing more people into it.

I figured it out he is facing the North – East, which is basically sun worship. So, just as the muslims pray facing in the direction of an idol: the Kaaba. This imposing buddha is facing the direction where the sunrises everyday. Not surprising, but enlightening I must say .

The statue has a swastika in its chest. The same  symbol hittler based his occult views in NAZI times, yet I have to read ignorant people saying hittler was a christian. No, he wasn’t. Please go read some more!

This statue as well as other vanity idols across the world, are just a snapshots in the form of sculpture, of the many idols we have in our lives. The journey of being awakened in Christ is not easy, our eyes are opened, we know what to do. But sometimes, the headlines our and personal life get the best of us. Sometimes, the “age” that we live in becomes our idol, our personal life becomes our idol and Christ ends up second.

God wants to speak to us, but we are too busy, too sad, too worried. It all becomes to much! Along with personal struggles,to be awaken in this day and age, is even harder because generally the ones who surround us are not awakened, they do not believe God, his Christ, do not think of honour, respect, self- denial, self- control, repentance and forgiveness as things to be of utmost importance. Somedays we become just like them, but that feeling that we must mend our ways is always there. We battle to be different and to uphold Godly things, but life gets in the way and becomes the idol that we wake up to daily.

This year this ministry has become hard to me. As the birth pangs increase, so does the worries, the many things to do and prepare to and life itself has become a drag. This year has been overwhelming in the realm of headlines matching bible prophesy, in my private life, in my spiritual life ! Life has gotten the best of me! Reading the news and seeing what goes on around the world is tiring and saddening. There are many things that we know are coming our way and yet there is nothing that we can do about it. It is tiring!The book of revelation will come into fruition and it must be, but to see with your own eyes is a bit too much at times.

We can pray and be prepared for it all, but our fate is in God’s hands. Not in ours. Our hearts is what we will have to show off before the Father. Is it full of anger? judgement? sorrow? fear? At the moment I am dealing with all of them: My youngest child has been diagnosed with a bone condition that according to doctors is not curable and only surgery in 10 years could maybe result in success.

As much as I’ve been gifted with a thinking brain and a faithful heart, all odds are against my daughter. Even so, I will pay for expensive alternative therapies, counting on a money that is yet to be made. We are trying to get treatments through the public system, since we’ve got no insurance and her situation is insurable because its congenital. All the doors are shut thus far. I believe they will open, but once again, this makes me think that all these issues can become my new idol, as I focus in solving them, by the Grace of GOD. I don’t want her condition to be an idol, I want to fully trust that all needed doors will be opened, that my husband will make as many sales as he possibly can to cover whatever costs we may have, that I will have food and water if ww3 breaks, that my family and I will have strength to NEVER deny Christ in whatever circumstance we may come across, that all around me will awaken and be strong in these end times, that my child will be completely healed by december this year.

I need to have in this second half of this year one idol, and it needs to be my Father God through his son JESUS. My saviour. I need to have the faith of Christ. As july 2016 ends and Jihad seems to be taking over Europe, please pray for me and all people including yourself who are felling overwhelmed by seeing matthew 24 unfold in the news. Pray for the persecuted. The luke warm Christians and muslims who might die in their curse, the jewish that might die in the curse of ritualistic vanity.

blessings xo

Ecclesiastes 1

Vanity[b] of vanities, says the Preacher,

    vanity of vanities! All is vanity.

 

 

*APOLOGIES*

HI all…I’m moving countries and have not had a good internet access for the past few days. Everything should be normalised in 2 days and I will be postings news starting from the 17th of march….

I recently Lost a family member, and he had such a horrible life and even worse death. I want to ask all of you to never leave to tomorrow to speak about JESUS, to tell people you love them or to simply help them if they need you!

Stay blessed and stay tuned! Much LOVE in Jesus’ name!

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Dear subscribers and new readers. This ministry is to advise the watchman, the new curious in Christ and the already in love with the saviour about world news that match bible prophesy. WE seem to be living in what Jesus calls: Signs of the end of the age, which are the signs to be observed before JESUS CHRIST returns for his children!

Thank you for coming back and getting informed about the world. OUR beloved earth and many  brothers and sisters are  suffering. We must spare at least  a thought and daily prayers for all of our brothers and sisters worldwide. Our eyes must be fixed in world news, and our hearts set in Christ. Remember though that regardless of the circumstances : NEVER FEAR, because love never fails and in LOVE there is no fear. The father loves you, and already has given you eternal life. We followers of JESUS may die once, but never twice! For the meek, humble and faithful will inherit the earth!

I will be travelling for a few days and WORLD NEWS matching BIBLICAL prophesy FROM the 20th of november to 22th of NOVEMBER will be posted on the 23rd of November! ( sorry, no internet where I’m going)

God Bless and return on november 23rd for world news matching bible prophesy- Till then I pray that all of you have a blessed rest of week, that your faith in Christ grows and that you may find courage to speak about JESUS Christ, and last but not least that you are  strong to live accordingly to our father’s will!

Never give up on doing good and seeking what is good!

God is always with you and will always hear you, if you come before him with a repentant heart and a heart- seeking his light and knowledge.

No matter how much hardship you’re going through, never think God is far from you. This is a world of testing, a world of trouble and  a world of learning. Seek the truth and you shall find it, and the truth is in God’s words, and his Holy spirit gifted to us upon Jesus Christ’s resurrection.

The truth is that only in Jesus all is possible. Even what we deem as impossible, though Jesus is possible. Take heed of the words bellow, pray for the people suffering worldwide, pray for your family and remain in Christ! 

 

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. ( Galatians 6:9)

 

So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. ( 1 John 4:16)

 

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you[a]free from the law of sin and death. For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh,[b] God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering.[c] And so he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.( Romans 8:1-4)

 

– Have a blessed week- keep watching the prophetic signs- Keep your heart and focus in Jesus ❤

God will deliver us

If you are going through hardships and trials. Always remember God’s promise of deliverance, he said:

Jeremiah 15: 19-21

“If you repent, I will restore you that you may serve me;if you utter worthy, not worthless, words, you will be my spokesman.Let this people turn to you, but you must not turn to them. I will make you a wall to this people,a fortified wall of bronze;they will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you to rescue and save you,”declares the Lord.“I will save you from the hands of the wicked and deliver you from the grasp of the cruel.”


A Plea for Damaged Christians

Isaiah 61:1-4 
 ”The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, Because the LORD has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn, To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.” And they shall rebuild the old ruins, They shall raise up the former desolations, And they shall repair the ruined cities, The desolations of many generations.

BY DARYLGSTEWART

We are not all the same and even if we were nearly identical at one point in time, we change at different rates and differences are apparent. This can be more pronounced if one of the objects compared is damaged.

This is what happened to humanity when Lucifer brought temptation and ultimately damage to God’s creatures, mankind.  A damaged object cannot perform to the level it could when whole, so damage is tragic. Some damage, it seems, just cannot be fixed. We cannot be used as efficiently by The Holy Spirit as long as we remain “damaged”.

The Good News is that God has a plan for us, i.e. to make us whole. So if God has a plan, why does he need me?  It is  because we are important parts in the plan to bring others into wholeness.   In the passage above, the full meaning of the “Good News” is revealed.  If we only present part of it, i.e. salvation, as excellent as that might be, it is only part of the story.

Jesus quoted from this passage in Isaiah when He read in the temple and said “This day is this fulfilled…”   He was saying that the “Good news” impacted some things in our everyday life, not just eternal life.  There is now hope for captives, downtrodden, captives, all the marginables in our world, for Jesus has come to give them deliverance.  I believe that this work is passed along to us in The Great Commission, i.e. to do Christ’s work after He is gone.  In this way, we truly bear one another’s burdens.

So how can we help heal the damaged?

Some were born damaged– It’s a fact that some are born less than equally endowed, be it intelligence, physical attributes, mental acuity, etc.  For too long, the advantaged have lorded it over the less fortunate and used it as a weapon to keep their advantaged perch over others.  Jesus says that we should give them beauty for ashes, lift them up, carry their heavy load.  In this way, we make their burden lighter and bring hope to their world.

Some were damaged by others– It is a sad fact that violence has a large part in our world.  Man’s inhumanity to man is a common theme in our daily living.  These are really tragic souls, because they remember what it was like to not be damaged.  They can be tormented by what might have been!  But Jesus says, never mind, I have come to restore those captive to evil deeds and deliverance is at hand.  Then He appoints us to bear their burden for them, as He bore that great burden of sin for us.  He gives us strength through the Holy Spirit to accomplish this, because without Him, we can do nothing (John 15:5).  It also stands to reason that if we are damaging others, we need to stop!  In those cases, we are fighting against God, who is their mighty savior.

Some choose to be damaged or damaged themselves– There are many ways we can inflict damage on ourselves, usually unintentionally.  But does that mean God will not forgive our sinful acts and heal us?  Does the notion of self-inflicted damage mean that we are excused from helping bear the burden ?  I think not, but these are the people that Jesus came to deliver: downtrodden, hopeless, mourners, those with heavy spirits, all sorts of dysfunctional people, born that way, made that way by self or others, it makes no difference.  Jesus has “Good News” for you.  And it does not start and stop with a promise of a better life in the hereafter.  It is contemporary…and you can have it now.

We have not always done a good job of seeking out the marginal and giving them a helping hand.  We must do a better job of loving one another and caring for one another.  We have all been selfish.

We all need to seek God when we feel damaged or dysfunctional.  Furthermore, let us not judge one another, but rather help one another with their burdens. “Do this unto the least of these.”  The abundance of our God assures that there will be enough for everyone, so we need not fret about giving to others.

 My Prayer for you today is:

God, help me to be more aware of the needs of others and to be attentive to them.  Thank you for doing the same for us, now help us to be faithful to others and to your will.  Amen!