Saturday, July 15, 2017

"THE STRUCK SHEPHERD" + video of The Far East as Prophesied

Then Jesus told them, "This very night you will all fall away on 
account of me, for it is written: " 'I will strike the shepherd, 
Matthew 26:31

We will discover who is the "shepherd" mentioned in Zechariah 13:7, who is he? This is the time of Jesus’ admission. Jesus admitted that he is the "shepherd," that was struck. Who are the "sheep?"  The "sheep" that scattered are the apostles! Did the apostles scatter?

...and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.' 
Matthew 26:31
"You believe at last!" Jesus answered. "But a time is coming and has come, 
when you will be scattered, each to his own home. You will leave me all alone. Yet I am not alone, for my Father is with me. 
John 16:31-32

"you will be scattered" - The apostles did go their own separate ways for them to put up their own churches using the teaching of Jesus. "You will leave me all alone" - no one knew where he has been after his death. "my Father is with me" - in this instance it was not known or cannot be determined who the "father" Jesus was referring to. 

At this time, let it be revealed that the "father" whom Jesus referred is in the Books of the New Testament! Let us read:

You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
John 8:44

"father, the devil" - the only "father" named by Jesus. Who are the "little ones?" Let us read:

"Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. I tell you the truth until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 
Matthew 5:17-19

He "who breaks" and "teaches others to do the same" are called the “least” or "little ones." 

Regarding the Commandments of God, can we change it?

Do not add to what I command you and do not subtract from it, 
but keep the commands of the LORD your God that I give you. 
Deuteronomy 4:2

Anyone who will change, add or subtract to the Commandments of God will be called the "little ones". There is a curse that goes along with it. Who changed the Commandments of God (that was followed by the people) that can be called "the least?" Who was the first to break the Commandments of God?

Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: "Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?" Jesus replied: 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments." 
Matthew 22:34-40

Jesus was the first to break the Commandments of God and reduced it into two. What is worse is that the apostles and the religions made the two commandments of Jesus as one of their fundamental teachings. Who are the "little ones?" They are the religions that have used the teachings and put their faith in Jesus. What other teachings of Jesus did the "little ones" use?

While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, "What do you think about the Christ? Whose son is he?" "The son of David," they replied. He said to them, "How is it then that David, speaking by the Spirit, calls him 'Lord'? For he says, " 'The Lord said to my Lord: "Sit at my right hand until I put your enemies under your feet." 'If then David calls him 'Lord,' how can he be his son?" No one could say a word in reply, and from that day on no one dared to ask him any more questions. 
Matthew 22:41-46

For the first time also, let us answer the question of Jesus that has remained unanswered for two millennia. Is it really true that David was referring to Jesus, as the "Lord" in the phrase--"The LORD says to my Lord?"

The LORD says to my Lord: "Sit at my right hand until 
I make your enemies a footstool for your feet." 
Psalm 110:1

David is the one who is speaking here. Which comes first: Psalm 110 or Psalm 16?

Keep me safe, O God, for in you I take refuge. I said to the LORD, 
"You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing."
Psalm 16:1-2 
And in another version:
Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust. 
O my soul, thou hast said unto the LORD, 
Thou art my Lord: my goodness extendeth not to thee;
Psalm 16:1-2

It was David himself who was beseeching God, not Jesus. David (who is addressed as Lord since he is a king) is talking with God, the LORD of Lords. How did King David talk with God?

Then King David went in and sat before the LORD, and he said: "Who am I, O Sovereign LORD, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far? And as if this were not enough in your sight, O Sovereign LORD, you have also spoken about the future of the house of your servant. Is this your usual way of dealing with man, O Sovereign LORD? "What more can David say to you? For you know your servant, O Sovereign LORD. 
II Samuel 7:18-20

Who's the "David" whom David mentioned to God? David was referring to himself. Clearly, David is not referring here to Jesus as "Lord." 

Let us return to:

The LORD says to my Lord: "Sit at my right hand
until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet." 
Psalm 110:1

Is it true that the enemies of David were placed under his feet?

Solomon sent back this message to Hiram: "You know that because of the wars waged against my father David from all sides, he could not build a temple for the Name of the LORD his God until the LORD put his enemies under his feet. 
I Kings 5:2-3

Truly the enemies of David were placed under his feet.  As it is revealed, Jesus was truly a “deceiver.” Up to this time, this particular passage (Matthew 22:41-46) is still being used by the Christians.

"As for the foreigner who does not belong to your people Israel 
but has come from a distant land because of your name - 
for men will hear of your great name and your mighty hand 
and your outstretched arm- when he comes and prays toward this temple, 
I Kings 8:41-42

The Name of God is already on the internet!

then hear from heaven, your dwelling place, and do whatever the foreigner asks of you, so that all the peoples of the earth may know your name and fear you, as do your own people Israel, and may know that this house I have built bears your Name. 
I Kings 8:43

There were people sent forth to reveal the Name of God to the people of the world, as it is written “that this house I have built bears your Name” - The House of Israel. Where will the Name of God be proclaimed?

He took the carved Asherah pole he had made and put it in the temple, of which the LORD had said to David and to his son Solomon, "In this temple and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, I will put my Name forever.
II Kings 21:7

God promised that He will place His Name in Jerusalem forever. And it was prophesied in:

Him who overcomes I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. 
Never again will he leave it. I will write on him the name of my God 
and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which is coming 
down out of heaven from my God; and I will also write on him my new name.
Revelation 3:12

“the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem” – why is it mentioned here as “New Jerusalem?” New Jerusalem is in the far East.

Since God will not change His promise that His Name will be placed in Jerusalem, so wherever His Name is proclaimed, that place will be called the “New Jerusalem.”


Here is a link:: Modern research of the Hebrew origins of the Phils even before Abraham.
The Philippines is the land sacred to the forefathers of Abraham

Saturday, July 1, 2017

“Product of Deception and the Promise of God”

Let us start with the story of Adam and Eve: 
In the Garden, God told Adam that he could eat all the fruits of the trees in it except the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil located in the middle. If he would eat it, he would surely die.

Eve was created, and she was tempted by the snake to eat the forbidden fruit. She would convince Adam to eat it also. Who should Adam and Eve follow, God or the snake?

We have been conditioned by the religions to hate the snake that deceived Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, as it is written in the Book of Genesis of the Holy Bible. But they failed to tell the real lesson behind the story.  

But they did eat the forbidden fruit, they disobeyed God. As a result of the disobedience of Adam and Eve through the deception by the devil or snake, God banished them from the Garden and meted out death as their punishment! The snake was not cast out of the Garden but was only made to crawl on its belly as a punishment. None of the death meted out to the couple! Why is that?

The punishment was more severe for Adam and Eve (the deceived) than the punishment for the snake (the deceiver). This is because they were warned so clearly not to eat the fruit that was forbidden lest they die, and yet they believed the deception by the snake saying that eating the forbidden fruit would make them like gods and they would not die. They ate the fruit. Did they believe the deception and did they follow the snake or not?

Therefore, God banished them from His Presence and from the Garden; God does not want disobedient people! God gave them the intellect, eyes, ears and the needed faculties in order to distinguish what is right and what is wrong. The wrath of God is great on people who allow themselves to be deceived by others. God gave clear commandments and clear consequences for disobedience. Yet people choose to disobey because of the promise was given by another (the snake).

The work of the deceiver is to deceive others. The work of the snake or the Devil is to deceive people, as he did to Adam and Eve. The deceiver prospers because people allow themselves to be deceived. In the case of Adam and Eve, if they did remain steadfastly obedient to God and did not follow the snake, the deceiver would not have prospered and it would have been out of work. But with the empty promise made by the snake that they would be like gods and have immortality, the couple chose to eat the forbidden fruit and thereby disobeyed God.

Now let us
relate it to our present time. Almost every day we can see on TV, hear on the radio and read in the newspapers, that more and more people are dying in different parts of the world because of natural disasters, climate change, destruction, hunger, plagues, poverty, war and other conflicts. Sometimes we wonder. Why does God allow us to experience these kinds of sufferings? Are we being punished? Does it mean that we are also being punished for having been deceived just like Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden?

In our present time, let us use our understanding and common sense. During natural disasters and conflicts, the religions ask us to pray to God. They tell us to call on Jesus for salvation and receive eternal life (immortality in heaven)! Does God hear our prayers? Do the disasters stop? No, the disasters are even getting worse. This means that all the prayers, including those of the religions', are not heard by God. Why?

When people are faced with disasters and a variety of difficulties and conflicts, the religions teach us to call on the name of Jesus in order to receive salvation. Yet we have always known that before Jesus died on the cross, he cried out: “My God! My God! Why have You forsaken me?” Jesus cried out to God but God let him die on the cross. How could the religions teach us to ask Jesus for help and salvation when he was not able to save himself? Are the religions not deceiving us?

To belabor the point further, here was a man beaten, tortured, killed and admitted that God has forsaken him, and here comes a preacher who teaches us that that man who was beaten, tortured and killed is our Savior from whom we should seek help. It is all too clear that that preacher is deceiving us! With a very effective propaganda machinery, the religions practically convinced all and the whole world to accept that Jesus is the savior of all in order to receive eternal life. What a wonderful deception made by the devil or snake and his disciples! 
Why not rather the Gospel of Jesus be brought about since this is also the gospel spoken by all the chosen prophets of God from the Scripture? (Tanakh of God)

Because we let ourselves believe in the deception by the religions - to call on Jesus for salvation, instead of calling on God directly – is it not only reasonable to expect God to punish us? This is the reason why the people of the world are currently experiencing severe difficulties. It is because we allowed ourselves this deception, we are now being cursed and chastened by God! We cannot blame anybody else but ourselves for the hardships and sufferings that we are experiencing today because we let ourselves be deceived. We believed in the teachings of the religions that are full of lies and deceptions! We did not use our own understanding but simply believed in the false teachings of the religions.

But as we read, there is hope. God wants us to free ourselves from this deception by opening our understanding to His true teachings written in the Holy Book. It is up to you to believe it or not.

But what is the real Promise of God?  To whom was it first given?  Was it given to the religions?
God made the promise first to Abraham; Adam, Noah, and others.  Their stories in the Old Testament are simply examples of God's relationship with the man.  God manifested his greatness when He gave His Promise to man, through Abraham. Why is the present generation included in the promise given in the past by God?  Everyone should be aware of the fulfillment of the Promise of God to man, so that all may partake of it. 

Read from the beginning:
The LORD said to Abram after Lot had parted from him, “Lift up your eyes from where you are and look north and south, east and west.  All the land that you see I will give to you and your offspring forever.  I will make your offspring like the dust of the earth, so that if anyone could count the dust, then your offspring could be counted.
Genesis 13:14-16 (NIV)

He was called "Abram" before.
"Lift up your eyes from where you are" - the four corners of his place in the Middle East.
"All the land that you see I will give to you and your offspring forever" - this is the Promise that God gave to Abraham and his descendants.
"like the dust of the earth" - very many, but can still be counted, this is the promised number of his descendants.

The Promise of God was fulfilled in his time.  Abram was old then and still has no child.  His wife was also old; what was Abram's status then?

After this, the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision:“Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward.” But Abram said, “O Sovereign LORD, what can you give me since I remain childless and the one who will inherit my estate is Eliezer of Damascus?” And Abram said, “You have given me no children; so a servant in my household will be my heir.”
Genesis 15:1-3 (NIV)

Abram still has no child and perhaps, by chance, his heir will be Eleazer, who is not his kin.And this is what God said to Abram.
Then the word of the LORD came to him: “This man will not be your heir, but a son coming from your own body will be your heir.”
God promised - do not fear or be doubtful.  It will surely happen.
He took him outside and said, “Look up at the heavens and count the stars if indeed you can count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.”
Genesis 15:5 (NIV)
Did it happen?  Not yet.

Because of Sarai’s desire to give Abram a child, she talked to Hagar to give Abram a child.  Hagar had a son named, Ishmael. But Ishmael was not the fulfillment of the Promise of God to Abram.  And Sarai gave a son to Abram and called him Isaac. God changed Abram's name to Abraham and Sarai's name to Sarah. Since he had a son from his wife, and if the Promise given to Abraham was fulfilled, it should not be promised again to another.

Stay in this land for a while, and I will be with you and will bless you.  For to you and your descendants, I will give all these lands and will confirm the oath I swore to your father Abraham.   I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and will give them all these lands, and through your offspring, all nations on earth will be blessed,
Genesis 26:3-4 (NIV)

The Promise was given again to Isaac.  Now, other nations are included in the blessing of the Promise given to him. The Promise fulfilled in Isaac’s time.

He had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. There above it stood the LORD, and he said: “I am the LORD, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac.  I will give you and your descendants the land on which you are lying.
Genesis 28:12-13 (NIV)

The promise was repeated again to Jacob.  It mentioned the names of those to whom the Promise was made before and clarified the Promise.

Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south. All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring.
Genesis 28:14 (NIV)

The whole world was promised to Jacob.  Everyone knows that the number of their descendants were not many, and did not spread out all over the world.  It is also known in history that they were almost annihilated in their sojourn in the Middle East and in other lands. At present, they are still a small nation, and the religions prevail over them.  It would seem that the Promise given to them is not true.  One would think that the religions are the ones who hold the Promise of God that was originally given to Abraham.

Who will be called as the children of God that are as numerous as the sand and the stars that were promised to Abraham before?

But now, this is what the LORD says — 
he who created you, O Jacob, 
he who formed you, O Israel: 
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you; 
I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
Isaiah 43:1 (NIV)

The new People of God!  They are the people who will be the fulfillment of the Promise of God.

When you pass through the waters, 
I will be with you; 
and when you pass through the rivers, 
they will not sweep over you. 
When you walk through the fire, 
you will not be burned; 
the flames will not set you ablaze.
Isaiah 43:2 (NIV)

Whatever tests that comes to one's life, God will not forsake them.

For I am the LORD, your God, 
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior; 
I give Egypt for your ransom, 
Cush and Seba in your stead. 
Since you are precious and honored in my sight, 
and because I love you, 
I will give men in exchange for you, 
and people in exchange for your life.
Isaiah 43:3-4 (NIV)

The redemption of the Nation of Israel is its people. They will come from the east.

Do not be afraid, for I am with you; 
I will bring your children from the east 
and gather you from the west.
Isaiah 43:5 (NIV)

"the east" and "the west" - this is the fulfillment of the Promise that started from Abraham, from Isaac, and from Jacob.

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 —
Isaiah 43:6 (NIV)

"the south" and "the North" - The whole world.  Who are these people? How will we be able to identify them?

everyone who is called by my name, 
whom I created for my glory, 
whom I formed and made.”
Isaiah 43:7 (NIV)

"Everyone who is called by my name" - The people who will call on the Name of God!  Has the Name of God ever been known by the people of the world?  It is only in our present time will the people of the world know the Great Name of God!  That is why it is also in our present time that the Promise of God will be fulfilled!  Whoever will know and call on the Name of God will have a share in the Promise of God. If all the people in the world will acknowledge and call on the real Name of God, the Promise will finally be fulfilled.

Our mission from God:

Lead out those who have eyes but are blind, 
who have ears but are deaf.
All the nations gather together and the peoples assemble. 
Which of them foretold this and proclaimed to us the former things? 
Let them bring in their witnesses to prove they were right, 
so that others may hear and say, “It is true.”
Isaiah 43:8-9 (NIV)

"Lead out those who have eyes but are blind" - to introduce the true God and His Great Name to all.
"Which of them foretold this and proclaimed to us the former things?" -  the Prophet sent forth like Moses".  He was able to accomplish such things! They will say when they realize God's Revelations in its entirety   “It is true”, is what they will say.

“You are my witnesses,” declares the LORD, 
“and my servant whom I have chosen, 
so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. 
Before me, no god was formed, 
nor will there be one after me.
Isaiah 43:10 (NIV)

Everyone will give witness to God and to the Prophet He has sent forth, from knowing and understanding the revelations of the Prophets of God as written in the Holy Bible, its meaning and to the time of its fulfillment. And…

I, even I, am the LORD, 
and apart from me there is no savior.
Isaiah 43:11 (NIV)

That God is our only Savior!  No one else!

What about Jesus, whom you say he is our Savior?  Was he not punished and put to shame by the will of God?

I have revealed and saved and proclaimed - 
I, and not some foreign god among you. 
You are my witnesses,” declares the LORD, “that I am God.
Isaiah 43:12 (NIV)

Only God, no one else!

There is proof that people will call on the Name of God to be one nation.

 “Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, 
against the man who is close to me!” 
declares the LORD Almighty. 
“Strike the shepherd, 
and the sheep will be scattered, 
and I will turn my hand against the little ones. 
In the whole land,” declares the LORD, 
“two-thirds will be struck down and perish; 
yet one-third will be left in it. 
Zachariah 13:7-8 (NIV)

Who are the third portion?

This third I will bring into the fire; 
I will refine them like silver and test them like gold. 
They will call on my name and I will answer them; 
I will say, ‘They are my people,’ 
and they will say, ‘The LORD is our God.’”
Zachariah 13:9 (NIV)

It will have a distinct sign. They will call on the Name of God!  God will answer them! They are the realization of the descendants promised to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob! The promise will be fulfilled  Yes. The Promise was for a nation that will call on the Name of God.  This will happen in our time. It will be fulfilled that there will only be one God that will be acknowledged by all.

The LORD will be king over the whole earth.
 On that day there will be one LORD, and his name the only name.
Zachariah 14:9 (NIV)

It is still to happen. Like Abraham, who had no child from his wife Sarah, but had a son, (from Hagar - Sarah’s handmaid) who was called Ishmael. The Promise was also given to Isaac and Jacob. The promise given before will be fulfilled. The Name of God is known by people through the revelations, it is nearing its fulfillment!.  
Read  the reason how true the holder of the fulfillment of the Promise of God that started from Abraham:

I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers; I will put my words in his mouth, and he will tell them everything I command him. Deuteronomy 18:18 (NIV)

One prophet will come, why? At the time of his coming, the religions are numerous and teaching many things about God.  But God said here, that all should listen to this prophet because he bears the Word and the Name of God! The Prophet that is sent forth "like Moses" will not come from the people of Israel.  Who has been promised?  The Prophet sent forth "like Moses." How can anyone be part of the Promise of God in our time?  Heed and listen to the Prophet that is "like Moses!" How and what makes the coming Prophet different from Moses?

The LORD would speak to Moses' face to face, as a man speaks with his friend. Then Moses would return to the camp, but his young aide Joshua son of Nun did not leave the tent.
Exodus 33:11 (NIV)

Moses received the revelation and wrote the first five books (Genesis, Exodus, Number, Leviticus, and Deuteronomy) of the Old Testament of the Holy Bible. God talks to and tells Moses what to write, and he was told that there will be another prophet who will come and explain it all.

The "natural children" of  Israel know not the Name of God and did not fulfill the Promise.

Then Jeremiah said to all the people, including the women, “Hear the word of the LORD, all you people of Judah in Egypt.  This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: You and your wives have shown by your actions what you promised when you said, ‘We will certainly carry out the vows we made to burn incense and pour out drink offerings to the Queen of Heaven.’ 
“Go ahead then, do what you promised!  Keep your vows!  But hear the word of the LORD, all Jews living in Egypt: ‘I swear by my great name,’ says the LORD, ‘that no one from Judah living anywhere in Egypt will ever again invoke my name or swear, “As surely as the Sovereign LORD lives.”
Jeremiah 44:24-26 (NIV)

When they worshiped the "queen of heaven" in their sojourn in Egypt - They were cursed by God!  Their right to say or mention the Name of God to anyone has been taken away! That is why up to our present time, the Name of God is not generally known! With the transgression that they have made before, the "natural children" of  Israel will not be able to fulfill the requirements of the Promise of God (to call on His Name), for if they cannot invoke or say God's Name, how can they call on Him and be His people? Even before, the fulfillment of the Promise of God was no longer with them!  Who has the fulfillment of this promise in our time?  The Prophet sent forth "like Moses" that was revealed in Deuteronomy 18:18-19, that will come and not bound by the curse on the "natural children" of  Israel!  It is true that the key to the fulfillment of the Promise of God is in our time.

Why do the nations conspire and the people's plot in vain?
The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers gather together against the LORD and against his Anointed One. “Let us break their chains,” they say, “and throw off their fetters.” The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them.
Psalm 2:1-4 (NIV)

"nations" and "peoples" - many have known about the revelations and if the people will know the truth there will be big trouble in every nation since they will ask the religions to explain why they were deceived for such a long time.
"against the LORD and against his Anointed One" - The religions will go against the revelations he brings from God. However, as it is written, God will put them to shame!

Then he rebukes them in his anger and terrifies them in his wrath, saying,
Psalm 2:5(NIV)

What will God do now?

“I have installed my King 
on Zion, my holy hill.”
Psalm 2:6(NIV)

"King" - the sign and the authority from God.  He is sent forth to end the deception of the religions on all people.
"Zion" - the other name for the city of Jerusalem - What is the Promise of God given to him?

I will proclaim the decree of the LORD: 
He said to me, “You are my Son; 
today I have become your Father.
Psalm 2:7(NIV)

The Prophet sent forth "like Moses," he has the Promise of God, he is only a man.  Because he has fulfilled his mission in revealing to all the real Name of God, and His Gospel, the privilege of being called the "Son of God" will be his reward!  What other things will be given to him?

Ask of me, 
and I will make the nations your inheritance, 
the ends of the earth your possession.
Psalm 2:8 (NIV)

He holds the Promise of God, it is no longer with the "natural children" of Israel, and also not with the religions. And this is what he will do to the religions and churches.

You will rule them with an iron scepter; 
you will dash them to pieces like pottery.”
Psalm 2:9 (NIV)

They will be no more, and what is God's advice to all?

Therefore, you kings, be wise; 
be warned, you rulers of the earth.
Psalm 2:10 (NIV)

Kings, world leaders, lawmakers and judges of nations should consult the authority of the Scripture to hear and learn the real "Word" and Commandments of God.  And:

Serve the LORD with fear and rejoice with trembling.
Psalm 2:11 (NIV)

Know God and follow His Commandments

   Kiss the Son, lest he be angry 
and you be destroyed in your way, 
for his wrath can flare up in a moment. 
Blessed are all who take refuge in him.
Psalm 2:12 (NIV)

Today, let us hold the Promise of God. Should the people accept or acknowledge and respect this mission? They will forever be part of the Promise of God. Everyone, heed and listen to this revelations because we are having the "Word" and the "Promise" of God in our time!