He who is without sin…

I know you have heard this phrase uttered, “He that is without sin, cast the first stone.”  At first glance it seems to be saying that nobody has the right to judge (access, critique, evaluate, or issue consequences for anyone else) because all of us have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.  Right?  Actually, that is not what this phrase actually means when you analyze the circumstances by which it was stated.  So, let’s do just that.

First off, the phrase comes from John Chapter 8 whereas Jesus is in the midst of teaching and the scribes and Pharisees interrupts his lesson by bringing in a woman who was caught in the act of adultery.  Below are the scriptures.

John 8:1-11

  1. Jesus went unto the mount of Olives.
  2. And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them.
  3. And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,
  4. They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.
  5. Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?
  6. This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.
  7. So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
  8. And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.
  9. And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.
  10. When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?
  11. She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.

Now, let’s break it down.  The Pharisees and scribes had the wrong motives and as verse 6 states they were doing it to tempt Jesus thus creating some sort of allegation to accuse him of wrongdoing.  But, there are several problems with their act.

I. Under the law both the man and woman were to be stoned if they committed adultery.   Leviticus 20:10 And the man that committeth adultery with another man’s wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death. The key and worst part about this situation as stated in verses 3 and 4 is that she was actually “caught in the act” which means they knew the man and had the ability to seize him so he could be stoned as well but they didn’t do this.

II. This is where the sin issue for this group comes in.   Check out what the Mosaic law says concerning their act.

Exodus 23:1-2 1 Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.

2 Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest (twist, pervert, alter) judgment:

Deuteronomy 16:19 Thou shalt not wrest (twist. pervert, alter) judgment; thou shalt not respect persons (show partiality, bias), neither take a gift: for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.

III. Because Jesus knew the law, he responds with the infamous phrase, “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.”  This does not imply or mean the people were living sinful lives outside of this act.  To quote, “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God” does not fit here although it is true.  Even this phrase classifies the sin as being in the past; howeverJesus speaks about their present sin.  Had the group brought forth the man, Jesus would have had to allow them to stone both because it was the Mosaic Law and remember he came to fulfill (implement and complete) not destroy it.

IV. As a result, because the people knew they were violating the Mosaic Law, as stating in verse 9, “they were convicted by their own conscience” because of this act and so they all left one by one because everyone was wrong and nobody was justified or legally authorized to stone her.

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Reaching Your Resolutions

 

In this blog post we share powerful tips on how to achieve and maintain your New Year’s Resolutions.

1.Understand that maintaining your resolutions involve momentum. You don’t want to take too many breaks or “cheat” days because this will stop your momentum and oftentimes cause you to stop pursuing them completely.

2.Review your resolutions at least once daily. Many people suggest weekly but this is too long of a span. Without visualizing and meditating on them daily within a few days you could possibly abandon your resolutions completely.

3. Make maintaining your resolutions a top priority. Normally, you make resolutions to better your condition or quality of life. This in and of itself is imperative. As a result, keep in mind that these resolutions will improve and enhance your life so maintaining them is of utmost importance.

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A Code for Success

There are three vital components needed to accomplish your goal(s)/dream(s)-communication, meditation, and activation.

Communication– speak externally (out loud) the things you desire to have or wish to achieve. This sows seeds into the atmosphere/universe. In due time, with the right maintenance and conditions, those seeds will germinate and produce fruit. Also, share your goal(s)/dream(s) with trustworthy individuals.

Meditation- visualize, ponder and speak internally the things you desire to have or achieve. Review and speak your goals when you arise in the morning and before you retire at night. This way it’s on your mind while your active during the day and in your spirit while you rest at night.

Activation- devise a basic plan which includes your goal/dream, steps to achieving it, and a time frame in which you will complete it. More than likely you will have to make adjustments to accommodate unforeseeable obstacles and circumstances but never stop pursuing your goal(s)/dream(s).

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The Mark

It’s not totally definitive that the RFID is the mark of the beast. However, in light of all of the end-time prophetic pieces coming together and several other reasons, it may possibly be the mark.

Here are a few reasons why it could be the mark.

  1. The beast (final world dictator) will have power over all kindreds, tongues, and nations. Revelation 13:7 And he causeth all , both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hands or in their foreheads.No man might buy or sell except he that has the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Revelation 13:16–17. Technology (computers/internet) unites the world. If it were the RFID it would easily and automatically give the beast access and control over all financial systems.
  2. The mark is placed “in” the right hand or in the forehead and not “on” the right hand or “on” forehead. The RFID chip is placed inside the skin and it has the capability of possessing all of a person’s information especially financial data.
  3. In Revelation 16:2 when the first vial is poured, a noisome and grievous sore fell on them who had the mark of the beast and them which worshipped his image. Currently, they have proven that the RFID has caused cancer in animals that they have tested with the chip.
  4. Last, but certainly not least, here is some startling info: In 2007 about 2000 humans had the chip worldwide. That was 9 yeas ago so we know there are many more today.
  5. The company Verachip that invented the RFID chip changed its name to Positive ID. This is their objective: PositiveID Corporation™ (OTCQB: PSID) is a life sciences tools and diagnostics company specializing in biological detection and molecular diagnostic systems for America’s homeland defense and the global healthcare market. PositiveID Corporation™ (OTCQB: PSID)
  6. Once scanned at the proper frequency, the VeriChip responds with a unique 16 digit number which could be then linked with information about the user held on a database for identity verification, medical records access and other uses. VeriChip
  7. I recently heard a radio interview that spoke of the RFID chip being used for child safety.  

Four methods will be used to convince people to get it.

  1. Safety– the argument will be that it will provide safety for children and individual identities.
  2. Disease detection and prevention– it will be capable of detecting major pestilences.
  3. Convenience– instead of having money or a credit card, you can just have your right hand or forehead scanned.
  4. Force- eventually regardless if you disagree with the aforementioned reasons, you will have to possess it to buy or sell.
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Cold Love

Over 2000 years ago Jesus made the following statement regarding the climate of the end-time, ” And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.”  God recently gave me some tremendous insight into this one passage of scripture which is so relevant to our current time.

Let’s first analyze the words in bold print.

Iniquity– gross injustice, lawlessness, wicked acts, & sin.

Abound- to occur/exist in great quantities.

Love– God revealed to me how it has four basic components.  1. Passion-desire, fervent positive energy, affection, and adoration.  2. Compassion- the ability to demonstrate/show acts of mercy and kindness to others especially those who are suffering or experiencing difficulty.  3. Sympathy- to share feelings and a concern for someone else who is enduring hardship although you have never experienced the same or a similar experience. 4. Empathy– to psychologically identify with and show a concern for someone else who is enduring hardship because you have experienced the same or a similar experience.

Cold- lacking in passion, not affectionate, unfriendly, and unresponsive.

In essence, what Jesus was saying was that in the end-times because gross injustices, lawlessness and wicked acts would occur/exist in great quantities, then people would lose their passion, compassion, sympathy, and empathy for others.  Those attributes of love would be replaced with lack of passion, lack of affection, unfriendliness, and unresponsiveness.

I’d say we are truly living in the end times.

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Prophetic Simulation Cycle

Man, what a morning. To see the graphic video of the fatal shooting just messed me up. Of course just like any other normal person, I was in my feelings and broke down. Immediately I went into prayer and as always God began to speak and reveal the following.

Matthew 24- Nation (Nationality) shall rise against nation (nationality). Many shall be offended and shall betray one another and hate one another.

1. We are experiencing the height of what he termed a “prophetic simulation cycle” which means that some aspects of end time prophecies are coming to pass at an alarming rate. About 25 plus years ago we were in another prophetic simulation cycle where there was racial tensions, injustices, and black on black crime/violence. The reason it’s called a simulation is because it’s preparation for the final manifestation but it’s not the final manifestation.

Check out the similarities between now and then.

1989- Do the Right Thing was filmed and Fight the Power was recorded to address the heated racial tensions and injustices.
1989- Self Destruction was recorded to address black on black crime/violence.
1990- We’re All in the Same Game was recorded as anti-violence message.
1991- Rodney King Incident occurred.

The difference between now and years ago is that there are much more prophetic end-time pieces present than before. What we’re experiencing is a spirit of deception that is causing distraction by baiting us into hate. It’s fulfilling scripture but it’s also preparing for something on a global scale. Few points I must emphasize.

1. There will be a uniting of nations and a strong global community. There was a recent meeting to basically discuss forming a global police force to fight terrorism.
2. Notice that in both of these cases they have been turned over to the feds (national police).
3. The Brexit ordeal plays into this as well. With the US being overwhelmed with its issues and division in Europe, neither of these world powers will be able to give much assistance once the Antichrist comes into power and begins to conquer
4. The signing of the Iran nuclear deal was so crucial.
5 The 3 major monotheistic religions all point to the Antichrist coming through Islam and the Christ returning for Christians/Jews.
6. Isis is gaining tremendous strength and is basically unstoppable despite what nations are doing.

Bottom line is that this stuff is all a part of a huge picture. Don’t be deceived. We are much closer to the final 7 years of this age than you think.

 

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Am I Suppose to Judge?

Am I suppose to judge?  That is a question many people ask themselves.   On the other hand, some always complain,” Don’t judge me” while others always say, “Hey, no judgment here”.  Is this how things are suppose to be?   No, it’s not.  Should you not judge who you choose as friends?  Should you not judge with whom your children socialize? Should you not judge between anything being wrong or right?

Let’s understand that the word has several meanings but for this post, let’s analyze the two most relevant definitions.

1. Judge– to assess, critique, and evaluate.  For example, when there is a competition, the judges have to give an assessment, critique, and evaluation of the participants activities in the competition or in a court case whereas the jurors determine a person’s innocence or guilt by assessing, critiquing, and evaluating the evidence.

2. Judge- to issue consequences in the form of rewards or punishment for acceptable or unacceptable behavior.  For example, the same judges we examined above who had to provide an assessment, critique, and evaluation of the participants activities will at the conclusion of the competition give awards to those who had the highest scores on their assessment, critique, and evaluation or in a court case once the jurors determine a person’s innocence or guilt, then the judge issues the consequences.

The bible tells us to judge (assess, critique, and evaluate).  Here are a few scriptures.

John 7:24 Judge (assess, critique, and evaluate) not according to the appearance, but judge  (assess, critique, and evaluate) with righteous judgment.

Luke 7:40 And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on.

41 There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty.

42 And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most?

43 Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged (assessed, critiqued, and evaluated).

I Corinthians 2:15 But he that is spiritual judgeth (assesses, critiques, and evaluates) all things, yet he himself is judged (assessed, critiqued, or evaluated) of no man.

However, we shouldn’t judge (issue consequences) except when we are in a  place of authority.  In those cases, we actually implement both definitions.

Matthew 7:1-2

1. Judge (issue consequences) not, that ye be not judged (have consequences issued).

2. For with what judgment(consequence) ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure(amount/type of consequence) ye mete (allot, distribute), it shall be measured (issued/distributed) to you again.

I Corinthians 6:1-5

1. Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints?

2. Do ye not know that the saints shall judge (assess, critique, evaluate & issue consequences) to the world? and if the world shall be judged (assessed, critiqued, and evaluated and have consequences issued) by you, are ye unworthy to judge (assess, critique, evaluate & issue consequences) to the smallest matters?

3. Know ye not that we shall judge (assess, critique, evaluate & issue consequences) to the angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?

4. If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge (assess, critique, evaluate & issue consequences) those who are least esteemed in the church.

5. I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge (assess, critique, evaluate & issue consequences) between his brethren?

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