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"As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming;" (Ephesians 4:14 NASB).

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Most People were Deeply Disturbed by Jesus' Birth!


This is the time of year when we hear so many rosy bedtime stories about Jesus Christ, but the Apostle Paul tried to warn people in Galatians 1:6-7, when he said, "I am shocked..." "You are following a different way that pretends to be the Good News  7 but is not the Good News [Christ born, died and Risen] at all. You are being fooled by those who deliberately twist the truth concerning Christ" (Galatians 1:6-7). 


I know this does Not seem like a message of love, but the word, "LOVE" in the sense of Not speaking the Truth of the Holy Scriptures is just a PROPAGANDA hush word, the same way that we have been wrongly taught Not to talk about RELIGION AND POLITICS.  If you never talk about Religion and Politics, you stay STUPID/IGNORANT, and unaware how the LIVING WORD OF GOD, has always been on the offensive against World Politcis (Geopolitics) of governments that want to pretend to be the governors of the Holy Bible.

This is Not anti-Catholic propaganda, it is the Message that God wants you to continue to PREACH THE WORD this post Advent season as we approach "The Epiphany."


ARE YOU PREACHING "MOTHER-CHILD" CULT STORIES OF "THE MAGISTERIUM" OR THE WORD OF GOD?


"Catechism of the Roman Catholic Church and 'The Magisterium.'"
Section 85: "The task of giving an authentic interpretation of the Word of God, whether in its written form or in the form of Tradition, has been entrusted to the living teaching office of the Church (RCC) alone [sic] †. Its authority in this matter is exercised in the name of Jesus Christ [sic] † [the Vicar of Christ embodiment]."47 This means that the task of interpretation has been entrusted to the bishops in communion with the successor of Peter [sic] †, the Bishop of Rome. †

The Lord recently revealed to me through Interior Locutions that the Evangelical churches that have examined the claims of the Church of Rome and its doctrine, and found that they are LIARS, still needs to REPENT.

Revelation 2:1-7 (NLT)

The Message to the Church in Ephesus

2 “Write this letter to the angel[a] of the church in Ephesus. This is the message from the one who holds the seven stars in his right hand, the one who walks among the seven gold lampstands:

2 “I know all the things you do. I have seen your hard work and your patient endurance. I know you don’t tolerate evil people. You have examined the claims of those who say they are apostles but are not. You have discovered they are liars. 3 You have patiently suffered for me without quitting.

4 “But I have this complaint against you. You don’t love me or each other as you did at first![b] 5 Look how far you have fallen! Turn back to me and do the works you did at first. If you don’t repent, I will come and remove your lampstand from its place among the churches. 6 But this is in your favor: You hate the evil deeds of the Nicolaitans, just as I do.

7 “Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches. To everyone who is victorious I will give fruit from the tree of life in the paradise of God.

Footnotes:
2:1 Or the messenger; also in 2:8, 12, 18.
2:4 Greek You have lost your first love.

Yes, God is saying to our Evangelical churches that they need to REPENT, and get back to their original MISSION to fight the Counter-Reformation of the MAGISTERIUM OF LIARS—by rebuking, reproving and exhorting with all long suffering (2 Tim. 2:15; 2 Timothy 4:1-5) the FALSE Ecumenism of the Church of Rome, instead of falling away into syncretism of religions and complacency.

GOD DID NOT GIVE YOU THE REFORMATION TO BECOME COMPLACENT, NOW THAT YOU KNOW THE TRUTH.

The Seven (7) churches of the book of Revelation have Spiritual significance to the spirit that has adulterated our "Christian" churches around the world today!


I recently attended a church service where the pastor and bulletin over and over and over, used the word, "Magic' to refer to Jesus' Divine Incarnation... Jesus' birth was not "Magic" it was a miracle of God! Merriam-Webster's defines the word, "Magic" as; "a power that allows people (such as witches and wizards) to do impossible things by saying special words or performing special actions." God finds "magic" an abomination (Deuteronomy 18:9-12)—and He does not do "tricks that seem to be impossible like a performer to entertain people" (Merriam-Webster's second defination). PREACH CHRIST THE MAN AND SON OF GOD, NOT FABLES!

Let's understand another myth taught by religion about Jesus' birth. The Shepherds did not go evangelize all over Judea. They told a few people they saw about the birth of Jesus, and then went back to work in their fields—even Mary kept quiet about what the Shepherds told her regarding the Angelic hosts of Heaven (read Luke 2:17-20). After all, no one really knew Jesus until He was in His 30s (when His ministry began).


John 1:10 (NLT)
10 He came into the very world He created, but the world didn’t recognize Him.



Revelation 12:9 (NLT)
9 This great dragon—the ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, the one deceiving the whole world—was thrown down to the earth with all his angels.


As soon as mankind disobeyed God and forever ruined this planet, God made a plan through His Son, Jesus, to undue the destruction that mankind brought on itself.

Many religions teach that Genesis 3:15 is the revelation in the Holy Bible about the "Virgin Mary," however, Genesis 3:15 is the prophecy of Jesus Christ's incarnation.

Most people only go to church on Christmas and Easter. So it is the time of year when a church can communicate the right facts about who Jesus is and why He came.

THE FIRST PROPHECY OF JESUS, 
THE CHRIST
Genesis 3:14-15 (NKJV)

14 So the Lord God said to the serpent:
“Because you have done this, You are cursed more than all cattle, And more than every beast of the field;
On your belly you shall go, And you shall eat dust
All the days of your life. 15 And I will put enmity
Between you and the woman, 
And between your seed and her Seed; 
He shall bruise your head, 
And you shall bruise His heel.”

ISAIAH'S PROPHECY ABOUT JESUS

Isaiah 9:6 (NLT)
6 For a child is born to us,
    a son is given to us.
The government will rest on his shoulders.
    And he will be called:
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

John 1:1-14 (NLT)
Prologue: Christ, the Eternal Word

1 In the beginning the Word already existed.
    The Word was with God,
    and the Word was God.
2 He existed in the beginning with God.
3 God created everything through him,
    and nothing was created except through him.
4 The Word gave life to everything that was created,
    and his life brought light to everyone.
5 The light shines in the darkness,

    and the darkness can never extinguish it.

Not everyone loves to hear about the birth of a brand new baby! The Holy Bible tells us in the Gospel of Matthew that most everyone in Jerusalem were deeply disturbed by the news of Jesus Christ's birth (Matthew 2:3).

Let's look at how few people were excited about baby Jesus being born...



Matthew 2:1-6 (NLT)
Strangers from the East

2 Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the reign of King Herod. About that time some wise men from eastern lands arrived in Jerusalem, asking, 2 “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star as it rose, and we have come to worship him.”

3 King Herod was deeply disturbed when he heard this, as was everyone in Jerusalem. 4 He called a meeting of the leading priests and teachers of religious law and asked, “Where is the Messiah supposed to be born?”

5 “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they said, 
“for this is what the prophet wrote:

6 ‘And you, O Bethlehem in the land of Judah,
    are not least among the ruling cities of Judah,
for a ruler will come from you
    who will be the shepherd for my people Israel.’”

How would you and your spouse (or baby's other parent) like it, if you gave birth to a brand new baby, and all the people in your region became deeply disturbed by the birth of your child (Matthew 2:3)? Moreover, how would you feel if the government and elite of your community wanted to kill your new baby (Matthew 2:12)? And finally, how would you feel, if after your child was born, you and your wife had to pack quickly and flee to an area that was known for bondage (Matthew 2:13-23).

What I find amazing about God's Word is that only a handful of people celebrated the birth of His Son Jesus. Christ became man in the most humble of ways. "For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ" (2 Corinthians 5:21).

The Wise Men were strangers from a distant land—and the Angels announced Jesus' birth to these few shepherds in a field far away (Luke 2:8-20). After the Shepherds left visiting Bethlehem to see baby Jesus, Mary, his mother, did not know what to think about everything she had seen (Luke 2:19).

The next time where hear about Jesus as a baby in the Holy Bible is during His official naming at the Temple in Jerusalem, eight days after His birth according to Jewish custom (Luke 20-24). While Joseph, Mary and baby Jesus were at the Temple, a prophet named Simeon came and told Mary:

Luke 2:33-35 (NLT)
33 Jesus’ parents were amazed at what was being said about him. 34 Then Simeon blessed them, and he said to Mary, the baby’s mother, “This child is destined to cause many in Israel to fall, but he will be a joy to many others. He has been sent as a sign from God, but many will oppose him. 35 As a result, the deepest thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your very soul.”

How could Mary have been delighted by this news about her baby eight days after Jesus' birth? Ironically, we do not hear about Jesus in the Holy Bible again, until He is 12 years old, and is in the Temple listening to the rabbis and asking questions (Luke 2:41-50). The Bible tells us that when Mary and Joseph found Jesus, they were still clueless about who Jesus was and what His purpose and focus on earth would be.

Luke 2:41-50 (NLT)

Jesus Speaks with the Teachers

41 Every year Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem for the Passover festival. 42 When Jesus was twelve years old, they attended the festival as usual. 43 After the celebration was over, they started home to Nazareth, but Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. His parents didn’t miss him at first, 44 because they assumed he was among the other travelers. But when he didn’t show up that evening, they started looking for him 
among their relatives and friends.

45 When they couldn’t find him, they went back to Jerusalem to search for him there. 46 Three days later they finally discovered him in the Temple, sitting among the religious teachers, listening to them and asking questions. 47 All who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers. 48 His parents didn’t know what to think. “Son,” his mother said to him, “why have you done this to us? Your father and I have been frantic, searching for you everywhere.”

49 “But why did you need to search?” he asked. “Didn’t you know that I must be in my Father’s house?”[a] 50 But they didn’t understand what he meant.

Footnotes:
2:49 Or “Didn’t you realize that I should be involved with my Father’s affairs?”

Are you as confused as Mary and Joseph were about who Jesus is and why He came?


Many people only think about Jesus during Christmas, and even at this time of year, they will think mostly about Jesus as a baby. However, He, Christ Jesus, "...was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake" (1 Peter 1:20).

JESUS WAS BORN TO DIE AND CONQUER DEATH

Hebrews 2:14 (NLT)

14 Because God’s children are human beings—made of flesh and blood—the Son also became flesh and blood. For only as a human being could He die, and only by dying could He break the power of the devil, who had the power of death.

Hebrews 1:5-10 (NLT) 

The Son Is Greater Than the Angels

5 For God never said to any angel what he said to Jesus:

“You are my Son.
    Today I have become your Father.[a]”
God also said,

“I will be his Father,
    and he will be my Son.”[b]
6 And when he brought his supreme[c] Son into the world, God said,[d]

“Let all of God’s angels worship him.”[e]
7 Regarding the angels, he says,

“He sends his angels like the winds,
    his servants like flames of fire.”[f]
8 But to the Son he says,

“Your throne, O God, endures forever and ever.
    You rule with a scepter of justice.
9 You love justice and hate evil.
    Therefore, O God, your God has anointed you,
    pouring out the oil of joy on you more than on anyone else.”[g]
10 He also says to the Son,

“In the beginning, Lord, you laid the foundation of the earth
    and made the heavens with your hands.

Footnotes:
1:5a Or Today I reveal you as my Son. Ps 2:7.
1:5b 2 Sam 7:14.
1:6a Or firstborn.
1:6b Or when he again brings his supreme Son [or firstborn Son] into the world, God will say.
1:6c Deut 32:43.
1:7 Ps 104:4 (Greek version).
1:8-9 Ps 45:6-7.

I remember waiting in anticipation for each of my three daughters' births—especially the oldest two, who are born on the same day, exactly one year apart. The birth of each child was one of the most exciting occasions for me—as well as scary and traumatic.

I just had a fabulous vacation with my three teenage daughters in Upstate, New York. We went ice skating at the Empire State Plaza skating rink under The Egg (performing arts venue in Albany, New York). We stayed in a hotel and went swimming, spent quality time together and dined out. On our last night together, I took them to see "Exodus Gods and Kings." The movie is a 2014 biblically-inspired epic film directed by Ridley Scott. The film stars Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, John Turturro, Aaron Paul, Ben Mendelsohn, Sigourney Weaver, and Ben Kingsley. My daughters took no interest in the movie, and when I dropped them off on Monday to their mother's house, I asked them if they planned on going to church to celebrate Jesus' birthday. The girls quietly responded that they had no plans of going to church, so I suggested that they put Christ back in Christmas—and celebrate at church with other believers.

HOW ABOUT AN EXODUS FROM BABYLON THE GREAT, MATERIALISM & IDOLATRY?

1 John 2:15-17 (NLT)

Do Not Love This World

15 Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. 16 For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world. 17 And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever.

I unconditionally love my teenage daughters—and explained to them that celebrating Christmas without Christ at the center, is like having a birthday party for a BFF (best friend forever) and not inviting the guest of honor.

"Exodus Gods and Kings" is an interpretation of the exodus of the Hebrews from Egypt as led by Moses and related in the Book of Exodus. The film wrongly depicts God as a snobbish child, and is dedicated to Scott's younger brother and fellow director, Tony Scott, who committed suicide in 2012.

Thank God that today I know that the Lord intends the birth and death of every person to honor Him.


Romans 14:7-9 (NLT)
7 For we don’t live for ourselves or die for ourselves. 8 If we live, it’s to honor the Lord. And if we die, it’s to honor the Lord. So whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. 9 Christ died and rose again for this very purpose—to be Lord both of the living and of the dead.


In my last post, I wrote that; "Jesus also knew that the Church of Rome would continue the ancient practice and pagan worship of the "Queen of Heaven" (see Jeremiah 7:18; Jeremiah 44:1-19 and Jeremiah 44:25)—and that during the time of the prophet Ezekiel that people also worshipped the god Tammuz (Ezekiel 8:14)—cut down trees, decorated them gold and silver, and used them in idol worship (Jeremiah 10:2-4); and used mistletoe with burnt incense (Ezekiel 8:11, 8:17). The point of the extensive report was to compare the Truth of the Word of God to the secular holi-day of Christmas.

Hopefully this post will continue to inspire you to worship Jesus not as a baby in a manger, but rather to honor Jesus Christ, who as God, took on the form of mankind.

Philippians 2:5-7 (NIV)
5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:

6 Who, being in very nature God,
    did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
7 rather, he made himself nothing
    by taking the very nature of a servant,
    being made in human likeness.

You see! Just like the foreshadowing of Christ with the birth of Moses, most people in Jerusalem were deeply disturbed by the news of Jesus, the Messiah's birth. Joseph was even afraid to marry Mary!

Joseph, Jesus' stepfather was frightened by the news that Jesus would be born. Joseph was afraid to take Mary as his wife, because she chose to have a teenage pregnancy without him. It was normal during Jesus' time for young women to get married and pregnant, as women age 12 were considered adults. Joseph did not want to marry Mary, because he was embarrassed that he was not the biological father of Christ Jesus.

Matthew 1:19-21 (NLT)
19 Joseph, her fiancé, was a good man and did not want to disgrace her publicly, so he decided to 
break the engagement[a] quietly.

20 As he considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream. “Joseph, son of David,” the angel said, “do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife. For the child within her was conceived by the Holy Spirit. 21 And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus,[b] 
for he will save his people from their sins.”

Footnotes:
1:19 Greek to divorce her.
1:21 Jesus means “The Lord saves.”

Mary herself pondered throughout Jesus' life on earth what the Angels and her own son was trying to communicate to her about His purpose. However, God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit were Not confused why Christ came...

Christ was born to conquer death, crush the head of Satan, and to rescue us from of this evil world.


Galatians 1:3-5 (NLT)
3 May God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace. 4 Jesus gave His life for our sins, just as God our Father planned, in order to rescue us from this evil world in which we live. 5 All glory to God forever and ever! Amen.



This season, please make your celebration all about honoring Jesus, who took on the form of man for our Salvation.

Galatians 1:6-7 (NLT)

There Is Only One Good News
6 I am shocked that you are turning away so soon from God, who called you to himself through the loving mercy of Christ.[b] You are following a different way that pretends to be the Good News 7 but is not the Good News at all. You are being fooled by those who deliberately twist the truth concerning Christ.

Footnotes:
1:3 Some manuscripts read God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
1:6 Some manuscripts read through loving mercy. 

If you have not formally accepted Jesus Christ, please accept the Gift of Salvation by saying this short prayer: "Dear Jesus, I repent of my sins and the original sin of mankind, please come into my heart and change me to trust in you and build my personal relationship with you by studying your word and applying it to my life to the best of my ability. Thank you for dying on the cross for the remission of sin. Thank you for conquering death with your resurrection. I accept you Jesus as my Lord and Savior, please lead me and guide me. Amen!"

If you have said that short prayer, I welcome you to the True Body of Christ (not a sect, Protestant or Catholic denomination or Eastern religion).

Hebrews 10:24-25 (NLT)
24 Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. 25 And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of His return is drawing near.


Please get into a Bible-based church, where the Word of God is taught unadulterated and reject the rituals, religious lies and Tradition(s) and hedonism of men and women.

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Godspeed, love and Truth,

Brother David Johnson, XU

2 Corinthians 11:12-15 (NKJV)
12 But what I do, I will also continue to do, that I may cut off the opportunity from those who desire an opportunity to be regarded just as we are in the things of which they boast. 13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. 15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.

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