Saturday, February 25, 2017

‘GOD’S NATURE-LOVE’


‘GOD’S NATURE-LOVE’

I live in a time where truth is hidden deeper than the ocean, it is more foreign to people than the stars in the sky.  People seem to have a common goal though, they want to survive, and they want to do what they believe is best for the world.  There were and always will be people that want to exterminate other kinds of people that walk the face of the earth.  People truly believe that the Jew’s are the problem with society, other people believe Christianity is the problem with the world, some believe republicans or democrats are the cause of all our problems.  Do you believe any of these groups of people don’t want what they think is best for us?  I believe these groups and most people are just trying to help build a better world based off of their own idea of how to get that job done.  If you ask 99.999% of people if they believe that murder is wrong they will tell you yes it is wrong.  We as people were born with a law written on each of our hearts in regards to morality, yet it differs from one person to the next on more “complex” issues like divorce or abortion. 

Something common that I see from the LGBT community is posting signs that say ‘love wins’ or when they protest ‘fight for love’.  We all desire love; to love and to be loved.  So if we all desire love and we all have our own path to love what is their true love?  Perhaps the answer is to have war against all people that do not view love the same way...  because that is the way people seem to handle differences.  What if we lived in a world where everyone you interacted with was exactly like you; they think, talk, look and act just like you?  Would you be happy?  It is time that we all came to the understanding that we are part of something that is so much bigger than each one of us!  It seems that the entire universe was made for human’s ability to survive.  We come from the dirt and to the dirt we will return, Eclesiastes 3:20.  Everything that we need comes from the dirt; fruit, vegetables, animal meat comes from the dirt and they too return to the dirt when they die.  If our sun were to be any bigger or smaller; then the earth could not support life, or if our earth was any closer or farther from the sun we could not survive.  Without the moon orbiting around us or if the moon was any other size we could not support life as we know it.   Everything has been meticulous placed in the universe to support our life.  If one aspect of nature’s law fails then we all fail.  Everything in creation abides by its own law, for example the earth rotates on its axis and orbits around the sun.  Even man has some moral law built into us; we can all agree on that to some extent but everything that was created, other than humans, have no choice in choosing their law, they just do.  The only thing we see in creation that has moral choice is humankind.  So is morality and emotion something that we subconsciously created? What is our worth?  What is morality? How do we know if we have the right or wrong line of morality?  If there is a God, and I believe there is, how is there evil present? 

Morality and love cannot be something that we just fathom in our minds because we experience emotion in life.  If everything that we see in the visible universe was not created but just a product of random atoms colliding and the only thing that has emotion and free will are humans is a disturbing idea.  Our own emotions are simply a random interaction from day to day and our feeling for love is simply put ‘bull shit’ that we have formed from our own random thoughts.  Logic is not real because just like everything else it was randomly produced in our randomly created mind.  Choice and emotion are therefore just an illusion placed in our mind.  We are literally worth as much as the atoms that we came from.  If you want to choose to believe this concept of randomness then please do but remember that you can never logically explain truth or morality because there is no such thing in a world that was created by nothing. 

This is one reason we need God and we need His word to be able to distinguish what is right or wrong.  99.999% of people have a law written on their heart to not murder but if we allow subjective morality to take control of our world then we are subject to the other .001% of people fighting for what they feel is right in their hearts.  We as people will continue to push the line of what is right and wrong.  Ask ‘pro-choice’ people what age of an unborn baby entitles life and you will get an array of answers.  We live in a time where the right thing to do is dependent on each individual that you talk to.  If we allow the law of this world to be dictated on a case by case basis depending on who you talk to, well, that’s called anarchy.    The last thing God said to Jonah was, So shouldn’t I be concerned about the great city of Ninveh, in which there are more than 120,000 people who don’t know their right hand from their left ,“ Jonah 4:11.   The people of Ninevah were confused and they did not know truth.  God created everything ‘good’ not confused or in Hebrew ‘Tohu wa Bohu’.  These words appear only a few times in the bible, once in Genesis and once in Isaiah.  In Isaiah 45:18, “For thus says the Lord, Who created the heavens, Who is God, Who formed the earth and made it, Who has established it, Who did not create it in vain, Who formed it to be inhabited: "I am the Lord, and there is no other.”,  and that word, ‘in vain’, is Tohu wa Bohu.    In Genesis the bible says that earth was without form and void that is the Hebrew words ‘Tohu wa Bohu’ as well.  God did not create the earth the way it is now.  This is the devils world, even Jesus acknowledges that.  Why doesn’t Jesus just kill the evil enemy right then there, why does He allow this evil?  Without this present evil, man could never learn to appreciate love.  God desires for us to hate sin, how else can we hate sin if we do not witness the fruits of it.  If there were no evil then there is no free will because only love exists and love cannot exist without choice. 

When God presented His commandments to man He said that He puts before us blessing and cursing, choose blessings.  The good news is that our salvation depends completely on Jesus, Jesus paid our penalty for all the sins that we have and will commit.  I was blessed to be raised with strict laws to keep.  One of the laws that I keep is not eating pork, which seems like a very silly law to most people but science has discovered that pork carries most of the diseases that we get, for example swine flu.  I could write a book about what ‘science’ has discovered about eating pork but I’ll let you do your own research and decide for yourself.  Another law is for man to not lie with another man.  Well it just so happens that 83% of people that have HIV/AIDS are gay men.  The law needs to be looked at the same way when a child touches a hot stove and won’t do it again.  Well the bible already tells us what to avoid and what to keep holy, we don’t even have to learn from touching the stove because once you touch the stove you are already in pain.  Our father in heaven does not want us in pain, which is why He gave us clear instructions.  Maybe now you are asking, well if He’s such a loving God what about the other people that lived before the bible was written?  Well great question!  How did Noah know what a clean and unclean animal was before Moses wrote the Torah?  How did Abraham know about tithing or how did Cain know about sacrifice?  Just as part of the law is written on our hearts, like do not murder, a larger part of the law was present on their hearts; after all they were not far removed from Adam who lived in the Garden of Eden.  There are also missing books that people read, like Book of Wars, so perhaps they did have it written. 

Love is the greatest form of expression in existence, yet it is the biggest mystery as to who we are.  The truth is very simple though, God is love, I John 4:8.  True love cannot come into contact with anything that contradicts because it will kill it.  Just like light can never come into contact with darkness or it will immediately take over the darkness.  Exodus 33:20 says that no man can see God or he will die.  Man has been corrupted and we are not pure love.  God created everything in this universe and after He created something He would look at it and say, “it is good.”  We are made in the likeness of Elohim, we were made to be perfect.  “Be perfect because your father in heaven is perfect.”  Matthew 5:48.  God did not create us to be corrupted and for us to live a life of misery.  On the contrary God created us so that we could live and dwell with Him. We are told that one day we will have a new incorruptible body.  I Corinthians 15:53. If you are God and can create anything you want how do you create a being to love?  What God has seemed to have to done is given man free will and the ability to choose.  Without the ability to choose love then it is not truly love because it is artificial design that drives the creature to do something.  That’s what began in the Garden of Eden with Adam and Eve, they were given a choice to break the command of God and they chose to do just that. 

Jesus says if you love Him, keep His commandments, scripture.  Many people say that God’s law is bondage and outdated but what many people seem to miss is that human nature is the same yesterday as it is today; we have the same tendencies and desires and we tend to repeat history.  The greatest commandments according to Jesus are; Love God with all your heart, mind and strength and Love each other as you would yourself and on these two hang all the commandments.  If you look at all 613 commandments of God they all fall into two different categories, how to love God or how to love your neighbor.  Take for instance the 10 commandments, the first four are how to love God:

1.     You shall have no other God’s before me.

2.     You shall not have any graven images.

3.     You shall not take God’s name in vain.

4.     Keep the Sabbath day Holy (although Sabbath is made for man)

The next six commandments are all about how to love your neighbor:

5.     Honor your father and mother.

6.     Do not murder.

7.     Do not commit adultery

8.     Do not steal.

9.     Do not give a false testimony.

10.                       Do no covet anything that is your neighbors. 

It is interesting that there 60% of the commandments are about how to love each other.  I wonder where he wants us spending most of our energy.  If God wants us spending most of time loving each other; the enemy is going to find a way to get us to spend our time divided against another.  Do not follow the prince of this world but praise Yeshua the one that made a way for each of us to have life!  Yeshua taught us how to live and gave us an example to follow.  What I love about Yeshua is that he came to ‘magnify’ the law.  Yeshua says that even if a man looks upon a woman then has already committed adultery.  Yeshua taught us not even to fathom the idea of sin, placing the law of love on an even higher pedestal.  Yeshua did not only die for every sinful action but for every sinful thought and word!  Oh, the glory of it all, Is He came here, For the rescue of us all, That we may live For the glory of it all, Oh, the glory of it all!” David Crowder.  So how do we know if we are following the correct path of morality?  Just ask yourself: Am I following Jesus?  Hallelujah!  Praise be to the everlasting King!  Yeshua Hamashiach! 

 I pray that anything I have written that is not the will of God that it falls dead at your sight and does not bear bad fruit.


Sunday, February 12, 2017

‘GOD’S NATURE-TIME’


‘GOD’S NATURE-TIME’

People have always been fascinated by the subject of ‘time’ and the idea that people could someday have the technology to be able to travel in time.  In my last blog on ‘God’s Nature’ I went through the idea that God is at least a 10 dimensional being and that we live in three and half dimensions; height, length, width and one direction in time.  In this blog I want to discuss God’s Nature and how time impacts Him or if it impacts Him at all.  As before we must look at our own circumstance of how time affects us because after all we are made in God’s likeness.  This is probably the most difficult concept for any of us to fully comprehend because we have the prejudice that there are only three and half dimensions and we perceive time as a straight line that goes from one side to the other and never ends.  Bible believers and scientists both believe that the earth had a beginning and everything in the physical realm has an end so it is very difficult for our puny brains to perceive a being with no beginning and no end.  Yet eternity has been put in our hearts; people throughout all of time have done everything they can to live forever.  Scientists these days are working on the ability to transcend themselves into computers so they can live forever.  Two questions that a friend named John Black asks is:

·        Do we move in time, or are we just carried along by it?

·        When we are changed to spirit, and therefore not material, would time have any effect on us?

I will also do my best to answer:

·        Does time have effect on God?

These are very difficult questions so go easy on me and please comment and let me know what you think! 

            We owe a lot of credit to Albert Einstein for his work and observations around time.  He created two very popular formulas; E=mc2 and the General Theory of Relativity.  These formulas have proven that time is a physical property.  Let me prove to you that these formulas are accurate and that time is a physical property in our reality.  There are two atomic clocks, one in Boulder, Colorado and one in Greenwich, England.  These clocks are accurate to better that one millionth of a second per year, however, the clock in Boulder ticks 5 microseconds faster per year than the one in Greenwich.  Why?  Boulder has an altitude of 5,400 feet above sea level and Greenwich has an altitude of only 80 feet above sea level.  Due to the elevation difference the time is different because gravity is different thus proving that time has a physical property and if time is physical then time can be manipulated in one way or another.  We can discover by reading God’s Word that time is different from His point of view.  2 Peter 3:8 and Psalm 90:4, tell us that 1,000 years to us is but one day to God.  It also appears to me that God created time; in Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning, (there is time), God created the Heavens, (there is space), and the earth, (there is mass).”  This also in my opinion confirms Einstein’s theory, because without time there is no space, without space there is no mass and depending on where you are in space dictates gravity’s effect on the mass.  I believe that we move in time, but God is outside of our time.  To better understand this lets enter back into the 2D world.  Let’s create a 2D flip book, I’m sure we all made one of these growing up at some point.  From our perspective we can view the past, the present and the future and we can also enter into every point that we desire to.   If time were to speed up, how would they know?  How would we know?  If time stopped how would they or we know?  If it were to stop and then they would continue at exactly the moment we moved them along.   God is at least a 10 dimensional being and He can see time as it truly is.  He can decide to go in at any point of time whether it be past, present or future.  How else do we explain prophecy of the bible or how else can you explain Jesus being present before the foundation of the world? 

            The next question is if we become spirit and massless then does time have an effect on us?  According to Einstein’s theory time only has an effect on mass, in space.  Let us take a deeper look at God’s nature though to be sure.  Colossians 2:16-17, 16 So don’t let anyone pass judgment on you in connection with eating and drinking, or in regard to a Jewish festival or Rosh-Hodesh or Shabbat. 17 These are a shadow of things that are coming, but the body is of the Messiah.  It appears that there is a reality that God is preparing us for and this is just a ‘shadow’ or a glimpse of what is to come.  God also has His own calendar that He commands us to keep.  There are three aspects of God’s calendar that I would like to look at; first: the moedim, second: sabbatical years, and third: jubilee years.  First if you look at Leviticus chapter 23, it talks about God’s moedim or translated: His appointed times.  The moedim are the: seventh day Sabbath, Passover, First fruits, Pentecost, Trumpets, Atonement, and Feast of Tabernacles.  After each one of these appointed times is talked about in this chapter it is commanded that we have a “Holy Convocation” during this time.  What is a Holy Convocation?  Convocation could actually be translated as rehearsal so what God is actually calling us to do is to rehearse what we will do in the future, the future wedding that God has with His bride.  Like a wedding rehearsal!  So if God is calling us to keep His commandments and His appointed times on His calendar then He is obviously trying to draw us into His reality.  I will say this again, a thousand years to us is like a day to God!  So for instance if we are commanded to rest after 6 days doesn’t that make sense why God is going to reign on earth for a thousand years or technically a day to Him.  It appears that God has a 6,000 year plan to redeem His bride.

 Let me move on to sabbatical and Jubilee years.  A sabbatical year is every seventh year and a Jubilee year is every 50th year.  Genesis 6:3 says, Adonai said, “My Spirit will not live in human beings forever, for they too are flesh; therefore their life span is to be 120 years.”  I find this interesting that God numbered man to 120 years because if you understand God’s calendar then you will understand that He meant 120 jubilee years.  120 multiplied by 50 is 6,000; so again it appears that God has a 6,000 year plan to deal with man.  So to finally answer weather time will affect us after we become spirit, it seems that time will at least be present in His reality.  I believe that God is above all dimensions and that He will be here forever and ever; but God is not a lawless God.  Scripture tell us that God will not sin, Numbers 23:19, “God is not a human who lies or a mortal who changes his mind. When he says something, he will do it; when he makes a promise, he will fulfill it.”  He also call His people not to be lawless and He says be perfect for He is perfect. (Matthew 5:48)  I believe that God is all powerful but could you imagine for one second God sinning?  I think life would cease to exist.  Fortunately God is love and if you love God keep His commandments.  His commandments seem to be His way of life and it is true love and He desires that we all walk in this same light because the second you let sin into your life you are subject to time and all things die in time. 

            So in essence God is above all dimensions and He can use all dimensions for His good.  The reason that God can do this though is because He is perfect for if we were not perfect then He would not be God and we would not be above all dimensions but instead He would be living in the same dimensions we are.  God loves us so much that He put us here to teach us love and to eventually bring us to His kingdom.  So is God subject to time?  And will we be subject to time?  No, as long as we love with all our hearts and all our souls and all our might then God and we will be above time and time will be subject to our will. 

I pray that anything I have written that is not the will of God that it falls dead at your sight and does not bear bad fruit.


Saturday, February 4, 2017

'BELIEVE'


‘BELIEVE’

To believe seems like such an easy concept.  We believe each day we sit down that our seat will hold our weight.  To believe in God on the other hand can seem like a very difficult concept at times in our lives, and yet many Christians today say that it is through belief that we are saved and they are correct in my opinion, but if we never have the faith to hold our weight in God’s arms then do we truly believe?  John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  This seems simple enough, so we can move on now, however, James 2:19 says, “the devils also believe, and tremble.  Will these devils that God cast out of heaven have ever lasting life as well?  It seems that this idea of ‘belief’ has more weight than we realize.

2.5 billion People in the world are Christians, so we can assume that 2.5 billion people ‘believe’ that Jesus is the son of God.  There were over 600,000 people over the age of 20 that God saved from Egypt yet only two of them made it to the Promised Land; Caleb and Joshua.  Moses was God’s right hand man and Moses did not even get to enter into the Promised Land.  What did Caleb and Joshua do differently that they were allowed to enter into God’s Promised Land?  They believed!  At least 600,000 people saw the miracle of the Red Sea parting, the manna and quail appearing from heaven and yet they still did not trust God.  Moses made one mistake in the wilderness and he was not allowed into the Promised Land.  Are we to assume that we are any better?  We are not any better!  Without our own ‘belief’ in Jesus we too could suffer the same fate.  Now I believe in an amazing God that ultimately will extend His hand to all and forgive us for our iniquities but I will tell everyone to work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.    

We must learn from the Israelites’ mistakes and our own mistakes to figure out exactly what God means to believe in Him.  Hebrews 4:11 says that we must labour into belief.  But I thought it was by belief alone?  Is it by belief alone that the chair will hold our weight or is it by the action that we take by sitting in the chair?  But what labour must we do?  Hebrews 4:12 answers this, “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.  Jesus says, “If you love me keep my commandments,” John 14:15.  James says in chapter 2 verse 24, “Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.  For faith without works is dead! (James 2:17)

It is our duty that we must trust and labour into belief that God will provide our every need.  Every thought that we have, we must take hold of it and convert it to the will of God.  II Corinthians 10:5, “Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.”  We must have faith like Abraham to hear and to do just as God has asked and for our thoughts to not hesitate for one moment that God will not provide for us.  It is so easy for us to lose belief and to curse our circumstance but God has put us here for a reason and we must trust in Him in the good times and the bad.  The Hebrew word for ‘believe’ makes up of three letters; Aleph, Mem, and Vav.  The letters mean: strength, chaos and works; so basically believe means: to have strength during chaos to do works; good works according to the Word of God because doing bad works shows our belief is not in God but in darkness.  Remember to pray without ceasing, (I Thessalonians 5:17), and remember that you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you, (Phillipians 4:13)!  Remember that if we choose to labour for our belief in Jesus then he will give us rest! (Matthew 11:28)

I pray that anything I have written that is not the will of God that it falls dead at your sight and does not bear bad fruit.