Three Proofs that Jesus Really Existed?

from jesus.org

Adrian Rogers

Jesus walked upon this earth. He was born and He died. How do we know this? We know it for three reasons.

The Personal Witness Of The Saints

Acts 10:39-41 says, “And we are witnesses of all things which He did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged on a tree: Him God raised up the third day, and showed Him openly; not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before of God, even to us, who did eat and drink with Him after He rose from the dead.”

Over 500 people saw Jesus after His death and most of these died because of their belief. Let me say, a man may live for a lie, but would he die for one?

The Prophetic Witness Of The Scriptures

Acts 10:43 says, “To Him give all the prophets witness, that through His name whosoever believes in Him shall receive remission of sins.” When the writer says “all the prophets,” he is talking about the prophets from Genesis to Malachi (remember, the New Testament hadn’t been written yet).

In Genesis 3, we read about the One who will bruise the head of the serpent. In Genesis 12, He is going to come from the seed of Abraham. In Genesis 22, we read about the sacrifice of Isaac on the very mountain where Jesus was later crucified! The entire book of Leviticus is filled with pictures of blood-atoning sacrifices for sin. You’ll read about the prophetic crucifixion of Jesus in Psalm 22. In Micah 5:2, it is told clearly that Jesus will be born in Bethlehem.

I could go on and on, but the bottom line is: there is but one plan of salvation in all the Bible and that is through the blood-atoning sacrifice of the God-Man, Jesus Christ.

The Powerful Witness Of The Spirit

The Holy Spirit takes the Word of God and says, “Amen. It is written. It is truth.” I thank God that I don’t have to try and talk you into believing Jesus. If there’s anything I can talk you into, there’s someone who can talk you right out of it!

1 John 5:9-11 says, “If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which He has testified of His Son. He that believes on the Son of God has the witness in himself: he that believes not God has made him a liar; because he believes not the record that God gave of his Son. And this is the record, that God has given to us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.”

Taken from “Our Mediator” by Love Worth Finding Ministries (used by permission).

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Where God stands with Homosexuality

Since this is such a sensitive issue lets take a deep breath.

It’s one group saying God hates this and another your haters and God loves everyone. And yet another group not taking a side and standing in the middle. We all want it to be our way and that is where it has become a problem.

In Biblical times a homosexual was put to death, In Islam many still are because that is what they live by. In God’s word it says it’s an abomination and that is just one reason why people reject Him because they refuse to go against a loved one or a friend, etc. Today for the most part people aren’t physically attacked and some are even considered hero’s for “coming out”.

I am going to take a biblical stand on this, but not like some would think.

1st we don’t kill people and our laws have really changed in regards to the situation…

But lets look at what the Lord says, He has given mankind many examples of why we shouldn’t do certain things, and generally these things are because He knows they separate us from Him. You can say I will commit adultery it’s nobody’s business but mine. Or just a little lie it won’t hurt. You can say it’s really normal and I can show you many pieces of evidence that backs it up.

But it still goes back to what separates us from God. We are given information in His Word about how to respond to Him. What He expects and the knowledge that sin is anything that separates us from Him.

In today’s society many things have become acceptable and many don’t think twice about it. They go on with their lives and ignore whatever they refuse to look at. But the problem is that one day every person will stand before Jesus and give an accounting for our choices.

You can reject whatever you wish, it will make no difference. Because God is the only true authority!

There are groups like Westboro Baptist Church that go around being very hateful and attacking everyone, without understanding that we are to love everyone, not by ignoring what is done, but in love just trying to warn others and point out the biblical answer. If you think your supposed to scream or even act out violence against others, then you have no understanding of what Jesus wants us to do.

This is not about hating anyone or trying to shame people. Please understand that even if you believe you’re correct and others are telling you that everything is ok, This is really how God tells us what He accepts and what He won’t. The verses below haven’t changed to this day, nor will they. It’s not just the homosexual, it’s anyone who insists on being apart from God. And in the end do you come to God on His terms or just yours alone? Because if it’s yours then your outside of God’s will.

1 Corinthians 6:9 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, 10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.

If your offended I am sorry but it’s not about attacking anyone. But if your afraid to look at the truth, maybe you need to be offended.

David Wilkerson gave this prophetic warning about the little changes that can slowly drag Christians away.

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Angels

Angels and humans are different! That may seem like a silly statement, but many people for some reason don’t understand that.
The biblical view of angels is that they are celestial beings. Superior to man,
Simply; we are of the earth they are in the heavenly created before man. Job 38:6-7
The term angel means messenger. That doesn’t mean all angels are messengers,
it just means that in encounters with mankind they are delivering God’s messages to us.
Such as the work of the Angel of Death in Egypt. Or as in the birth of our Lord, to the shepherds, etc.
It is safe to say they are performing God’s mission towards mankind on earth.
Most times they appear to be human, but I believe that is because we probably couldn’t handle their true appearance.
Remember that they also reflect the glory of God.
Fallen angels or Demons are completely different because they have rebelled with Satan,
and will face God with him at the judgment seat. A little known fact is that God flooded the Earth because fallen angels [The Watchers] produced offspring to corrupt the DNA of mankind. We know that they also taught man much evil and many of the things we see today are no different. Jesus said that the seed of women would crush the head of Satan. Satan’s plan was to distort all mankind, forcing God to remove that evil and preserve His plan.
I have lost count of how many times I have heard someone say that when we die and go to heaven we become angels. This is a huge misconception. When a person dies they go to one of two places. Either hell waiting judgment, or paradise to be with Jesus.
We have been different from the very beginning. The angels were around when the earth was created, including man. Job 38
They are also always considered superior to man. Of course Paul does tell us that the saints of God will also judge angels. But this is fallen angels.
Some say that angels are saints, such as calling Michael “St. Michael”, etc. but biblically speaking The only way someone becomes a saint is to be
human and accept Jesus as your Savior. See my article on Salvation.
Remember that they are already with God and are not under the sin of Adam.
Because they already are in the presence of God, and if they don’ fall under the sin of Adam so there is no need to obtain Salvation.
If you have proof that an angel can become a saint please show me the Chapter and Verse that supports your position.
God created us to be different, in Genesis He said let them produce after their own kind. that is in direct reference to mankind.
That is one another reason why evolution is false because nobody has ever shown a dog that used to be a frog or a flower for that matter. You know the elusive missing link.
Angels were created before man and are sexless. Remember Matthew 22:29 Jesus answered and said to them,
“You are mistaken, not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God.
30 For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels of God.
But that does not mean we become angels, it means there are no sexual relations in heaven, period!
Categories of Angels:
Celestial beings:
There are both malevolent and benevolent.
Malevolent are such as Satan, and his demons
Remember that they can appear as angels of light.
Benevolent are any Angel who did not follow Lucifer.
The only mention of female angels is in Zechariah 5:9 Then I raised my eyes and looked, and there were two women, coming with the wind in their wings; for they had wings like the wings of a stork, and they lifted up the basket between earth and heaven. * That doesn’t mean there aren’t more, it’s just not covered in scripture. It also doesn’t mean that there are sexes in heaven, just that Jesus said they never marry or are given in marriage.
Different classes include:
Cherub or Cherubim:
It should be noted that their place of honor is great enough that God has them
depicted on the Ark of the Covenant and in the former Temple in Jerusalem.
These angels also guard the Throne of God in Gen. 3:24
He drove out the man; and He placed cherubim at the east of the garden of Eden, and a flaming sword which turned every way,
to guard the way to the tree of life.
The Cherubim are also the ones who transport God around Heaven.
This is one of highest classes of Angels. The only one mentioned is Lucifer.
In his case he was in charge of the universe until he rebelled.
A small description of him is in Ezekiel 28:6-19
That story is a great reminder of what pride can do to a persons soul.

Archangels: Uriel, Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, Raguel, Remiel, and Saraqael.
Duties performed by Arch Angels:
Uriel, the holy angel, who is over the world and over Tartarus.
Michael, the holy angel is set over the best part of mankind and over chaos.
Gabriel, is over Paradise and the serpents and the Cherubim.
Raphael, presides over the spirits of men.
Raguel, takes vengeance on the world of the luminaries.
Remiel, the one God set over those who rise.
Saraqael, the one over the spirits who sin in the spirit.

Seraphim:
One of the celestial beings hovering above God’s throne in Isaiah’s vision. Isa. 6.
A member of the highest order of angels, described as having 6 wings and 4 faces
Guardian Angels: Not described, but spoken of. There are many types of stories about thiscategory of Angel. But the truth is the facts aren’t really known.
Watchers: Moses states they are the Sons of God in Gen 6,
Who had relations with women and produced the Nephilim. They are the ones chains in hell in chains waiting for judgment.
The bible says that they are now called evil spirits.
All the angels that accepted Lucifer [Satan], and followed after him, are known as fallen angels or demons.
There may be many more categories, but all the Angels who still follow God are part of what is known as the Heavenly Host.
The worship of angels is strictly forbidden, it is idol worship. Which is breaking the 2nd Commandment.
We are never to pray to Angels, Saints, Mary or any other being, but to the Father in the name of the Son.
God bless, Dan Beliveau
Angelology:
The doctrine of fallen and all other angels
Gen 16; 18; 19; 24:7; 40; Job 1:6; 38:7; Ps 103:20; 148:2,5; 6:1-3; Isa. 6:1–5;
Dan 9:20-27; Zech 1:9,13-14; 3:1-2; 4:1
Matt 13:41,49; 28:2-5; Acts 1:10; 5:19; 12:7; 1Cor 13:1; 2Cor 11:14;
Heb 1:6,7; 2:2,5; Rev 1:1; 5:2; 7:2; 8:5; 22:16

Sonja van der Merwe
Satan is a created being and thus not omnipresent like God. The Bible reveals that one third of the angels sided with Satan in their rebellion against God and as a result they were cast out of heaven down to the earth. Since he cannot be everywhere at once. Satan must rely on the help of these fallen angels .
The idea of evil spirits and demonization is dificult for many people to accept. Demon possessions mentioned in the Gospel are often considered to be nothing more than unscientific first –century explanations for physical diseases or mental illnesses. The argument could be made that the people in the first century did not have modern medical understanding when diagnosing diseases and so they just assumed that demons were involved.
It is fashionable nowadays to deny the existence of the devil .Satan and demons are real beings and they exist today. The Bible is clear that demons exist and Jesus confirmed the existence of demons.
Matthew 10 : 1
Mat 10:1 And having called His twelve disciples, He gave them authority over unclean spirits, so as to cast out, and to heal every disease and every weakness of body.

When Satan rebelled against God with the angels who participated in his rebellion ,God cast them out of heaven along with Satan . They became evil spiritual beings .The violent nature of the unclean spirit has its root in their initial revolt against God.
Revelation 12 : 7 – 9
Rev 12:7 And war occurred in Heaven, Michael and his angels making war against the dragon. And the dragon and his angels made war,
Rev 12:8 but they did not have strength, nor yet was place found for them in Heaven.
Rev 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, the old serpent being called devil, and, Satan; he deceiving the whole habitable world was cast out onto the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

The Lord’s Room: thelordsroom.simplesite.comAngels

Salvation

A choice:

In the beginning God created the Heavens and the Earth. See the Book of Genesis. God created man on the 6th day and put them [includes Eve] into the garden. God formed a covenant between Himself and Adam who was given dominion over all things. The only real condition was that he could not eat the fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. When Adam took the fruit from Eve and ate it, he broke that covenant. His singular act caused sin to be brought into the creation that was given to man. Just a few of the results of that action was the perfection He created was now flawed. Not only that but Adam who became sin now passes on his sin nature to all mankind. We now have to look at what all this means. Including: Genesis 3:17 Then to Adam He said, “Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it’: “Cursed is the ground for your sake; In toil you shall eat of it All the days of your life.
18 Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you, And you shall eat the herb of the field. * Because of what Adam did not just man but the environment was also cursed.

Throughout life we are all searching for that inner peace, or whatever you want to call it. What am I here for?… Sooner or later a person must decide where they stand with God. Everyone will either accept or deny Him, we must decide which path we will take, and your decision effects your eternity. This is a very serious subject so I’m going to tell the truth about the way things are, with no sugar coating.

According to His word, The one thing we can be sure of is, we will all be judged. Agree or disagree, it doesn’t make any difference! God has declared that all people will stand before Him.

“And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment.” Hebrews 9:27

The afterlife has no “do-overs.” You have to get it correct now!

Lets look at what His word says.

“For all have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God”. Romans 3:23

Nobody is above God’s Law.

“As it is written: There is none righteous, no, not one; There is none who understands; There is none who seeks after God; They have all turned aside; They have together become unprofitable; There is none who does good, no, not one.” Romans 3:10-12

Before you say that your a good person, look at the 10 commandments. If you’ve broken even one, according to God’s word; you’ve broken them all. Thats why nobody is worthy according to His standards. James 2:10 For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all.

“Every man, woman, and child wants to do what’s right on his or her terms. These are the steps to imprisoning the heart. First the desire, then the deception, and finally the decision.” Dr. Ravi Zacharias

“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse.” Romans 1:17-20

The doctrine of original sin holds that every person born into the world is corrupted by the Fall and people are powerless to restore themselves unless rescued by God.

The truth is that only through God, can we ever defeat sin.

“BUT”

“For the wages of Sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23

“God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8

“If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in you heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness. and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” Romans 10: 9-10

“For whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Romans 10:13

“The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.” Mark 1:15

“We know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom He predestined, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.” Romans 8:28-30

“For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” John 3:17

“Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12

“The New Covenant is a gift of love. It’s all about the Cross. Jesus had to die to fulfill the covenant. Read Hebrews chapters 9-10. He is reaching down to us with this free gift of eternal life. All we must do is recognize that we fall short of God’s glory and acknowledge that we need the Lord Jesus Christ to be our Saviour. We then walk in a personal relationship with God. I live to give God the glory. I am not seeking any glory for myself.” Bev an ex Morman

Some people will tell you that it’s grace and works that are what save you. When we come under the blood of Christ. We aren’t earning our salvation by our works, but we are evidencing it.

Many times either in person or on TV, I’ve heard someone say that if my good deeds out weigh my bad deeds, then I’m sure I’m going to heaven. A just God wouldn’t send anyone to Hell.

It’s because He is a just God, that judgment is certain. Because of God’s perfect nature He can’t have sin in His presence. Thats why all people will be judged. Unless you accept the gift that Jesus provided for you, when He took your sins upon Himself on the cross.

“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is a gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9

“There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.” Romans 8:1-2

“If we truly, sincerely repent and stop waging war with God by our defiance to His standards of right and wrong and humbly come before Him seeking mercy, He will cleanse our soul by the blood of Christ and give us a clean slate.” Author unknown to me

“There are many who speak only of the forgiveness of sin, but who say little or nothing about repentance. If there is nevertheless no forgiveness of sins without repentance, so also forgiveness of sins cannot be understood without repentance. Therefore, if forgiveness of sins is preached without repentance, it follows that the people imagine they have already received the forgiveness of sins, and thereby they become cocksure and fearless, which is then greater error and sin than all the error that preceded our time.” Melanchthon

“Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained.” Acts 17:30-31

As a wise man once said: “Our sin is great by God’s standard, But His Love is greater.”

“Take heart, Jesus did not remain in the grave, He had the power to overcome the grave and offers us a free gift of salvation so that we can choose to be with Him. Because Jesus covered the debt you an I owe in our sinning against God [Ephesians 2:8, 1 Peter 1:3-5]; all you and I need to do is honestly confess our sins and truly accept Jesus as your savior.

If you have not accepted God’s love for you, I suggest that your seriously consider doing so as His infinite wisdom and love is comforting and is always there for you. All you need to do is to honestly confess your sins and receive His Son Jesus into your life as your savior from your sins.” Victor E. Pearson

You may have heard the expression “are you saved?” Or something of this nature. The term saved means to be free from judgment. For those who are under the blood of Christ will not go to the Great White Throne judgment. Belonging to a church, or having parents, or a spouse that are saved, calling yourself a Christian, or being baptized as a baby is not being saved. If you believe any of this protects you, It’s just not true. Being saved only happens when you come to the Cross, and your under the Blood of Christ.

9. I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. 10. The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. John 10:9-10

“My friend you can get saved anywhere, at any place, if the Holy Spirit is tugging at your heart and mind to make that choice of eternity and if you are really ready to surrender to God with all your heart, your will, your heart and your life just the way you are completely to him. Jesus Christ died on the cross and shed His own precious blood for the forgiveness of all your sins. All you have to do is open your heart and give yourself fully to him. Jesus alone is the Savior of all souls born into this world. Jesus came to seek and save that which was lost.” John D. Butler

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17

9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Romans 10:9-10

If after reading this information, you’d like to receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior you can either pray the following words or use your own.

Just be sincere!

Father I know that I’m a sinner and that on my own I can do nothing. I believe that your Son Jesus was born of a virgin, was crucified, for my sins, raised from the dead, and now sits at your right hand. Father please forgive me for the sins I’ve committed against you and receive me into the body of Christ. Jesus thank you for dieing for my sins, in my place. That because of the blood You shed, You have made a way for me. Hide your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities. In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen

The next step is to find a Church that uses the Bible as their only authority. This will help you in your walk with Jesus. You must be baptized, [Matthew 28:19] and the church will help you with that. If you don’t have a bible get one, start with the book of Matthew and read at least one chapter a day. After reading the new testament, then go to the old testament.

Remember that Christianity is a journey, and in that walk with Christ we must be obedient to His word. Saying a prayer is only the first step. Salvation is something only the individual can work out with God, it’s between the both of you. Not between the person and others and God. Being a Christian means being a disciple of Jesus, you must to be willing to follow in His ways. It’s not repentance if you say a prayer and then continue to serve the world. You do not have Salvation without repentance.

“unless you repent you will all likewise perish”. Luke 13:3b

“Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” Luke 15:10

John 10 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. 2 But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.3 To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4 And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. 5 Yet they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.” 6 Jesus used this illustration, but they did not understand the things which He spoke to them. 7 Then Jesus said to them again, “Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. 8 All who ever came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them. 9 I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. 11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep. 12 But a hireling, he who is not the shepherd, one who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf catches the sheep and scatters them. 13 The hireling flees because he is a hireling and does not care about the sheep. 14 I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own. 15 As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep. 16 And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd. 17 “Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again. 18 No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father.”

1 My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. 2 And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world. 3 Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. 4 He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 5 But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. 6 He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked. 1 John 2:1-6

“Just as God gave man the sign of the rainbow showing that we wouldn’t go through a flood again. He gave us the gift of the Holy Spirit as a sign showing us we wouldn’t go through judgment when we accept Christ as our Saviour.”
Patrick Hammett

This Rap video explains it very well, copy and paste it.

Two Israeli Jews explain the gospel in Jerusalem like you’ve never heard before

“Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson, inc. Used by permission, All rights reserved.”

Dan Beliveau

THE BRIDGE – Gospel Presentation

Christ in Prophecy with Dr. David Reagan,The Wars of the End Times Part 1

Jesus the High Priest

John 20:17
Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, ‘I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.’”

There is a lot more to this than it would appear on the surface.

Muslims would argue that Jesus is just a messenger [Prophet] and He did not really die on the cross. But that He only swooned and spent the time in the grave healing, or that it was someone else like Judas that somehow the crowd was made to believe was Jesus. They say that because He said My God it means He is not God Himself. But that ignores the trinity. Which is a separate issue. One man keeps insisting that somehow the remark Jesus made about Jonah being in the belly of the fish for 3 days proves He did not really die. Although the real similarity is that it was a 3 day period for each is the only significance.

The Lord not really dieing makes a kind of sense if you refuse to accept that the Lord was sacrificed for the world and that His sacrifice was the only acceptable payment. I am going to look at the passage above and show why it puts to sleep the notion that He did not really die.

In Biblical times when the blood sacrifices were being done by the priests of Israel, they did different kinds. from daily to once a year by the High Priest as an atonement for all of Israel. But on that one special day the High Priest was allowed to go into the Holy of Holies. They would tie a rope around one ankle with a bell attached. If the High Priest displeased God, he could be killed. They would know because the bell would stop making noise. Then the other priests would pull his body out by the rope. Because only the High Priest was allowed in the Holy of Holies. This does not mean that God would kill someone for no reason, the High Priest would have had to done something very seriously wrong.

The High Priest would bring in the special sacrifice and present it to God. The other part of this is that if it had been touched it would not be presentable to God because it would be defiled. And they would have to do another sacrifice. If Jesus’ blood had not been shed then it means the whole argument is over. But the fact that there were many witnesses to His death and over 500 to His resurrection, that argument is without merit.

Well here’s where the verse above comes in. Jesus was the Lamb of God, He became the final and ultimate sacrifice for the sins of mankind. When Mary came upon Him she naturally wanted to touch Him and be comforted. But Jesus said I have not yet ascended to My Father which means He had not yet presented the blood sacrifice in the true Holy of Holies.

This shows two things. First Jesus had to have actually died and also when He said it is finished, that was the end to all arguments and all sacrifices.

The other thing not covered is the part where He is called high priest in the order of Melchizedek. Melchizedek King of Salem.There is a Salem near Scythopolis in the tribe of Ephraim, near to which John baptized (John 3:23, where it is called Salim), and Jerome mentions that some local ruins there were said to be the remains of Melchizedek’s palace. The typical value of Melehizedek’s priesthood lies not merely in his being “king of righteousness and king of peace,” but even more in his priesthood being universal, limited by no external ordinances, and attached to no particular race or people. Moreover, he is a king-priest (Psalms 110), and by taking precedence of Abram. and blessing him, and receiving from him tithes, he became the representative of a higher priesthood more than any that could spring from Abram’s loins. Jesus was not a descendant of Aaron, and thus would not qualify for the Jewish priesthood under the Law of Moses. His priesthood is so much higher. Hebrews chapter 5, and then again at the end of chapter 6, telling us that Jesus “has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.

This does not take away from the fact that Jesus is also God. John was very clear that Jesus is also called the “Word of God” John 1:1-3. The phrase, “Word of God,” is used for both the Bible and the person of Jesus the Christ.

God Bless, Dan Beliveau

Sorcery

I think there are far to many “Christians” Making excuses for too many things.

I must start out by saying that there is a difference between using Pot or any other drug for medicine and using it for pleasure. There is a lot of evidence that pot has many medical uses. And yes I understand that it grows naturally, but that isn’t even part of the issue.

Galatians 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, 21 envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. Very important to know that many things can keep a person from God, not just our pet sins.

Revelation 21:8

But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”

This is also covered in the Old testament.

The word Sorcery is from the root word for Pharmacy

It is in reference to those who were producers of mind altering drugs are known as Sorcerers. The drugs were used in worship to false gods. Although it is now referred to as being part of witchcraft and it is in a sense. The history goes back a long way past what people do today. But some “religions” still use drugs in their religious ceremonies.

God knows that anyone who takes too much alcohol, or anything that changes the state of a persons mind can change their relationship with Him.

If we are not in a sober state He is limited by our choice.This includes the use of Marijuana. Most people either don’t know or ignore that even though it is mild like maybe using alcohol, Marijuana alters your concept of reality. Although it can be just a little.

The meaning from the original word sorcerer. ‘sorcerers’ were persons able to prepare and dispense potions. But why did they dispense these potions? Was it in order to give relief from illness? Absolutely not! It was in order to stimulate hallucinations or visions! We must understand that it was long part of pagan religious practice to administer potions, or drugs, which would encourage hallucinations! There is, of course, a direct parallel here to modern illicit drug taking. But these original pharmacists’ were involved in the black arts and in demonology; the basic idea was that taking certain potions could bring one into contact with the spirit world, and that this was to be desired.

Much of those drugs were used in pagan idol worship, in the 60’s LSD was so powerful that a person had visions and no unlike Timothy Leary tried to tell us, LSD didn’t bring you closer to God. All it did like so many other drugs is confuse your mind and take you away from truth.

As a Christian if your going to take anything that changes your state of mind you are putting yourself at odds with God. Our relationship with Him is to be in reverence. Contrary to what some might think, you can’t be reverent if your stoned. Your mind isn’t working on the level He intended it to.

God wants all your best so you can understand His best and His true relationship with you.

Enoch

Chapter 8

1. Moreover Azazyel taught men to make swords, knives, shields, breastplates, the fabrication of mirrors, and the workmanship of bracelets and ornaments, the use of paint, the beautifying of the eyebrows, the use of stones of every valuable and select kind, and of all sorts of dyes, so that the world became altered.
2. Impiety increased; fornication multiplied; and they transgressed and corrupted all their ways.
3. Amazarak taught all the sorcerers, and dividers of roots:
4. Armers taught the solution of sorcery;
5. Barkayal taught the observers of the stars;
6. Akibeel taught signs;
7. Tamiel taught astronomy;
8. And Asaradel taught the motion of the moon.
9. And men, being destroyed, cried out; and their voice reached to heaven.

Execrations: the act of execrating. 2. a curse or imprecation: The execrations of the prophet terrified the sinful multitude. 3. the object execrated; a thing held in …
As you can see, there is a very long history of the demonic influencing men.

Although these two articles go against societies ideas today, it’s something to think about.

Pot and truth

http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?p=27015

Traffic Fatalities involving Marijuana Skyrocket.

https://www.louderwithcrowder.com/surprise-fatal-car-wrecks-involving-marijuana-skyrocket/

Warning smoking marijuna can cause brain damage…

http://rightwingnews.com/top-news/new-study-smoking-marijuana-causes-brain-damage/?utm_source=ct&utm_medium=ct&utm_campaign=ct

Lukes Letters

The Books of Luke and Acts

Luke 1 Inasmuch as many have taken in hand to set in order a narrative of those things which have been fulfilled among us, 2 just as those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word delivered them to us, 3 it seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write to you an orderly account, most excellent Theophilus, 4 that you may know the certainty of those things in which you were instructed.

Acts 1 The former account I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, 2 until the day in which He was taken up, after He through the Holy Spirit had given commandments to the apostles whom He had chosen, 3 to whom He also presented Himself alive after His suffering by many infallible proofs, being seen by them during forty days and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God.

The first thing you should notice is that they are both addressed to Theophilus. Paul was on trial in Rome and his coworker in the Lord was the Physician Luke. Theophilus was the lead investigator for the court of Cesar. Cesar was going to decide Paul’s fate and Theophilus brought in the evidence. The two books Luke wrote were written not only about the beginning Church but also how Paul played a role.

The letters were in essence affidavits; a written statement confirmed by oath or affirmation, for use as evidence in court. Luke had a first hand account of everything and was more than qualified to testify.

These two letters or books in the New Testament not only give solid evidence they are part of the Canon. Church fathers added them because they were also inspired by the Holy Spirit.

God’s peace, Dan Beliveau