All Hallows’ Eve – It’s CHRISTIAN

Is Halloween of the Devil?  Some of my Christian friends think so.  I think ALL things of God have been perverted by Satan, including church worship. That doesn’t mean we toss worship out the window and go live in a cave.  When is the last time you heard a Christian say, “Well, those Satanists have gone and done it again.  They’re worshipping Satan.  Looks like worship is now of the Devil.  We can’t worship any more.  No more worshipping in this household…”
Yeah.  I haven’t either.
I have heard, however, as recently as three days ago, “We don’t celebrate Halloween in this household.”  Even so, the individual likes watching Harry Potter movies, Lord of the Rings, and even the occasional horror movie.  Go figure.
Halloween
Well, ok.  But what’s the difference?  Why are we allowing Satan to cut us off from some things and not other things he has perverted, like Christmas and Easter?
I checked a few sources and came up with the following:  “Halloween or Hallowe’en (a contraction of All Hallows’ Evening), also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows’ Eve, or All Saints’ Eve, is a celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day. It begins the three-day observance of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed.” – (Source)
 
Like all hallowed (holy) things, Halloween’s remembrance of the departed was perverted by un-Godly forces into worshipping evil.  Although it began with simply remembering the dead, Satan morphed it into revering witches, ghosts, goblins, monsters, spirits, and other possible venues of evil.  Even the Bible clearly states have nothing to do with either witchcraft or divination, for those things are evil.  It always warns against spiritism, and to test the spirits, for some are evil.  The term “ghost,” however, originally only ever meant the spirit part of one’s soul, the component that departs the flesh when we die.
This isn’t exactly a newsflash, but Satan’s perversion of good, holy things began with himself, an archangel.  In fact, that’s why God tossed him out of Heaven.  But just because he perverted one angel, himself, does that mean we shun all angels, or things angelic?
No, of course not.
Satan’s perversion of holiness is to be expected.  Heck, he’s perverted pretty much everything, including vacations, Christmas, Easter, and marriage.  So, let’s toss all of those, as well, ok?  He’s certainly perverted Christianity, so let’s toss that out the window, too, ok?
How about, “No, that’s not ok.”  Christianity is not of the devil.  In fact, NOTHING on God’s good Earth is of the devil!  
“For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.”  (Source)
Even Halloween!
So, instead of cringing in fear or shunning that which God himself has created, how about we do something different, instead?  How about we reclaim the ground which we have allowed Satan to take from us?
When it comes to fighting Satan, God never meant it to be difficult.  Indeed, Christ’s yoke is easy, and his burden is light (Source).  God defeated Satan.  The devil might like you to believe otherwise, but it really wasn’t much of a contest.  If we have indeed been adopted into God’s family through our faith in Christ’s atoning sacrifice on the cross, then Satan stands defeated before us, as well.  God’s word is simple:  “So submit to [the authority of] God. Resist the devil [stand firm against him] and he will flee from you” (Source) Defeating Satan is easy:  Just recognize that he’s been defeated!  His ONLY power over you is that of deceit, of convincing you that it’s a struggle, or worse, that it’s impossible.  If you believe you’re defeated, then you are.  That’s how Satan binds you.  But if you know your victory in Christ, then Satan has no hold over you.
 
We resist Satan at Christmas.  We resist Satan at Easter.  We resist Satan in our marriages, our households, at work, indeed, throughout all other areas of our lives.
Here’s what we DON’T do:  We don’t quit.  We don’t walk away and given Satan ground in any area of our lives.  We are called to remain in the world, but be not of the world.  (Source)
 
Just because a good thing is perverted by evil does NOT mean that good people cannot still participate in it in a holy way. Christmas and Easter have been similarly perverted, yet we continue to participate in both of those in a good, righteous, and Holy way.  As Grace to You observes:
“Christians should not respond to Halloween like superstitious pagans. Pagans are superstitious; Christians are enlightened by the truth of God’s Word. Evil spirits are no more active and sinister on Halloween than they are on any other day of the year; in fact, any day is a good day for Satan to prowl about seeking whom he may devour (1 Peter 5:8). But “greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world” (1 John 4:4). God has forever “disarmed principalities and powers” through the cross of Christ and “made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them through [Christ]” (Colossians 2:15).”
 
Similarly, kids can still have good, clean, and even holy fun during Halloween, by dressing up as departed presidents, firefighters, famous aviators, and other wholesome characters.  You can even call it Halloween!  Or go whole hog and call it All Hallows’ Eve or All Saints’ Eve.  There’s no need to be Christian Politically Correct and hold a “Fall Harvest.”  I mean, if that’s what you want to do, go for it.  But if you’re doing it because you think that’s somehow more righteous or holy than participating in All Hallows’ Eve or All Saints’ Eve, then I dare say your understanding of God’s word is off target.
 
When we distance ourselves from good things simply because Satan has tainted aspects of it with evil, Satan wins.  We hand him blue ribbons on silver platters. That’s his GOAL, after all, to turn everyone to evil, and if that fails, to at least take the good things away from those who love God.
 
Don’t let Satan win. Have fun this All Hallows’ Eve! Yet remain holy. 🙂

Obama, Hillary, and the Demoncrap Party: Revelations’ Number of the Beast?

My Friend, methinks you’re not understanding the nature of the situation.
 
Many competent psychologists have stepped forward, examined the empirical evidence, including her many statements, her testimony before Congress, the e-mails she sent from her own personal/private account, various paperwork. and eyewitness testimony of many who’ve been in her immediate presence for extended periods of time on numerous occasions, and have come to precisely the same conclusion as have many astute observers in the general public: She is a pathological liar, involving the “falsification entirely disproportionate to any discernible end in view, may be extensive and very complicated, and may manifest over a period of years or even a lifetime. The individual may be aware they are lying, or may believe they are telling the truth.”
 
By “empirical evidence,” I am referring to “the knowledge or source of knowledge acquired by means of the senses, particularly by observation and experimentation. Empirical evidence is information that justifies a belief in the truth or falsity of a claim. In the empiricist view, one can claim to have knowledge only when one has a true belief based on empirical evidence. This stands in contrast to the rationalist view under which reason or reflection alone is considered evidence for the truth or falsity of some propositions. The senses are the primary source of empirical evidence. Although other sources of evidence, such as memory and the testimony of others, ultimately trace back to some sensory experience, they are considered secondary, or indirect. In science, empirical evidence is required for a hypothesis to gain acceptance in the scientific community. Normally, this validation is achieved by the scientific method of hypothesis commitment, experimental design, peer review, adversarial review, reproduction of results, conference presentation, and journal publication. This requires rigorous communication of hypothesis (usually expressed in mathematics), experimental constraints and controls (expressed necessarily in terms of standard experimental apparatus), and a common understanding of measurement.”
 
So you see, My Friend, no small amount of examination of Hillary Clinton has been accomplished in these experts coming forth and attesting to the fact that she is indeed a pathological liar.
 
The fact that she has lied a very great deal to both Congress and the American public was clearly established by testimony of FBI Director Comey, not only in the midst of his press release that while regretably not recommending charges, but thankfully clearly citing at least some of Hillary’s many criminal actions, but more appropriately in subsequent and sworn testimony before Congress wherein he absolutely and without question highlighted Hillary’s great and many lies.
 
The thing about operations of this magnitude, however, is that even far smaller operations leave trails of both information and money, and such trails tell an unambiguous story not only of lies, but of cheating and stealing an incredible sum of $5.1 BILLION from the American people, hundreds of millions of which were routed to the Clintons’ pockets via the Clinton Foundation and Clinton Global Initiative, almost always in exchange for highly questionable if not outright illegal political favors given to those who were either paying exorbitant sums ($750,000) for their speeches or “contributing” to their money-laundering “organizations.”
https://youtu.be/rmMe-2qaSss
 
The handwriting isn’t merely on the wall (Daniel 5), My Friend. The paint is now three feet thick, sagging, and bleeding under its own weight. Yet “The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.” – 2 Cor 4:4
 
In the old days this was limited to simple matters, such as the Gospel itself, along with the nature and role of the Pharisees, Sadducees, and principalities and powers of this world. But Satan has so convoluted the issues that the minds of many of the elect (saved by grace through faith) have also been deceived, not about the light of the gospel, but about seriously and severe involvement in demonic forces.
 
The litmus test is simple: Put away all all preconceived notions of all parties and ask this one simple question: Who is lying? Who is lying to the American people? Who lied to the FBI? Who lied to Congress? Who was fired from the Watergate investigations because of her gross ethical violations? Who has a forty year long track record of lying, lying, lying, lying, lying?
 
What does God hate? It’s lying lips (Proverbs 12:22: “The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy.”) and lying tongues (Proverbs 12:19: “Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment.”)
 
The question is, am I trustworthy? I’d like to think so. I was saved by grace, through faith in Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior when I was 15 years old in a Baptist Church in Slidell, Louisiana. I’d been attending church and youth groups at a Presbyterian church off and on for several years, but I’d never heard a clear presentation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. When I did that one summer afternoon, the Holy Spirit confirmed in my heart that the testimony I was hearing from many others was true and from God Almighty.  Although my conversion is real, I willingly admit I am no Billy Graham.  Although I tried to be the best husband and father I could be, I was not.  Although I never violated the marriage bed, I struggled in other areas.  Although I always sought to lead and love my son in the path of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, it has often been in ways that were more worldly than saintly.

I know that.  They know that.  And although I am no longer married to the love of my life and mother of our child, we remain good friends.  I am helping her finish moving tomorrow.  My son has been staying with me most of the last year, is staying with me now, and she will be staying with me for two weeks until they’re resettled about two miles away.  That’s a far cry from two years ago when both were thousands of miles away, a big step up for my son, who is attending a very good high school worthy of his mind, and we’re in an area that affords her with a good-paying job.

My point is that I believe the verse about “what God has joined together, let no one separate” applies as much to the couple as it does to others.  Again, although I am by no means perfect, I have always kept plugging away at trying to make things work, if not for a marriage, then at least for our family.

Getting back to how God sees things, I think Hillary Clinton is an exceptional liar, second only to Obama and Satan himself.  Although they fit many of the criteria, I am not convinced that either of them are the dragon, the beast, the second beast, or the great prostitute (Revelations 13 and 17).

They are behaving, however, in a striking Biblical semblance, and it is behavior that we scientists look at most sincerely.

Did We Just Witness Revelations 13?

The Beast from the Sea

13 And the dragon stood on the sand of the [a]seashore.

Then I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads, and on his horns were ten diadems, and on his heads were blasphemous names.

Could be Islam. Could be the Mohammed. Could be Obama. Obama has been repeatedly gathering “names” from the various sects of Islam. A diadem is a crown, especially one used by a ruler. Horns represent danger, with ten horns representing great danger. Seven heads represent the many people who use Obama as a mouthpiece, from George Soros, Valerie Jarrett, the rulers of Islam (which may be the “seven heads” themselves).

And the beast which I saw was like a leopard, and his feet were like those of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion.

Obama does have the appearance of a leopard, lithe physique, always prowling around. Bear feet are strong, and once a bear steps on something, it’s not likely to wiggle loose. Obama has repeatedly be heralded as the greatest teleprompter reader in all of history. Thus, he sounds great on camera, but…

And the dragon gave him his power and his throne and great authority.

Satan is the dragon. Revelations 12 describes the woman (Israel), the red dragon (Satan), and the male child (Christ). The “rest of her (the woman’s) children (Christians), with whom Satan went off to make war. Represents the attacks of Islam against Christians.

I saw one of his heads as if it had been [b]slain, and his fatal wound was healed.

Don’t know. Possibly Iraq, (Saddam Hussein’s hanging).

And the whole earth was amazed and followed after the beast; they worshiped the dragon because he gave his authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast, and who is able to wage war with him?”

Don’t know.

There was given to him a mouth speaking [c]arrogant words and blasphemies, and authority to act for forty-two months was given to him.

Obama may be the “mouth” of Islam. He’s certainly spoken “arrogant words and blasphemies.” As for 42 months of authority, that’s 3-1/2 years. Has that begun? Does it begin on Sep 23, 2015, with Pope Francis’ visit to the White House? More on Pope Francis in the Beast from the Earth.

And he opened his mouth in blasphemies against God, to blaspheme His name and His tabernacle, that is, those who [d]dwell in heaven.

Obama may blaspheme God, His name and those who dwell in heaven on September 23, 2015.

It was also given to him to make war with the [e]saints and to overcome them, and authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation was given to him.

Could Pope Francis give him a mandate to make war with Christians? Could the United Nations give him authority? Could the United Nations, and not Obama, actually be the Beast from the Sea?

All who dwell on the earth will worship him, everyone whose name has not been [f]written from the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who has been slain.

Essentially, everyone whose name is not written in the Book of Life of the Lamb will be slain. This is perhaps the greatest point where Christians may rejoice and take heart. If they’re looking around at everyone worshipping the beast and saying, “What in the world are you doing?” then they’re probably true Christians whose name is written in the Book of Life of the Lamb.

If anyone has an ear, let him hear. 10 If anyone [g]is destined for captivity, to captivity he goes; if anyone kills with the sword, with the sword he must be killed. Here is the [h]perseverance and the faith of the [i]saints.

Hmm… Is it saying the saints should not resist? That if they’re destined for captivity then they should go? That they should refrain from killing with the sword (or any armament)?

The Beast from the Earth

11 Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb and he spoke as a dragon.

The word “horns” may refer to appearance. Pope Francis continues to be lauded as “humble,” like a lamb, yet he speaks words close to what the Bible says but in violation of it, as would Satan, the dragon. If Pope Francis is the Beast from the Earth (he was born and raised in Spain) is indeed the Best from the Earth, then Satan is the Dragon, Obama is the Beast from the Sea (America is across the sea from the Holy Land), and Pope Francis is the Beast from the Earth (same continent as the Holy Land).

12 He exercises all the authority of the first beast [j]in his presence.

Will Obama given Francis authority?

And he makes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose fatal wound was healed.

Will Francis make everyone worship the Obama? Will Francis declare Obama to be the second Christ?

13 He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down out of heaven to the earth in the presence of men.

If the world would believe anyone could perform miraculous signs, it would be the Pope.

14 And he deceives those who dwell on the earth because of the signs which it was given him to perform [k]in the presence of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who *had the wound of the sword and has come to life.

Will Obama be the target of an attempted assassination today? Will he survive it? Will he be miraculously healed?

15 And it was given to him to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast would even [l]speak and cause as many as do not worship the image of the beast to be killed.

What “image?” Of Obama? Mohammed? Stone, bronze, or gold image? Electronic?

16 And he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves, [m]to be given a mark on their right hand or on their forehead, 17 and he provides that no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name.

Obamacare’s medical chip aka personal ID chip aka banking chip. Speaking of which, what’s the Federal Reserve’s role in this? There are seven members in the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors. Could the Federal Reserve be the Beast out of the Sea? The Chair and Vice Chair are appointed by the U.S. President, yet the Reserve is really overseen by “old money” that’s worth hundreds of trillions and who has done the same in all countries except three. Thus, they already have established authority over buying and selling. The number of the beast could be something as simple as a taxpayer ID number.

18 Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for the number is that of a man; and his number is [n]six hundred and sixty-six.

1776 and Ye Olde Dollar Bill Trick…

UPDATE (9/25/2015):

A picture worth a thousand words, so here’s a couple thousand worth:

Revelations 13 Pope Says Korean a Book of Peace and Islam is Not a Violent ReligionFacts:

  1. Obama supports Islam.
  2. Islam is known by a variety of clear, unambiguous indicators to be a Satanic cult.
  3. As the President, Obama wields great power.
  4. Obama welcomed Pope Francis
  5. Pope Francis parrots Obama’s support for Islam
  6. Pope Francis is lauded as being “humble as a lamb.”
  7. Pope Francis yet speaks while denying Christ
  8. The U.S. is “out of the sea” compared to the Holy Land.
  9. Pope Francis was born and raised in Spain.
  10. Spain is “out of the Earth” compared to the Holy Land.

Conclusion I:  Satan is the dragon (the Bible says so) but Lucifer is up to his old tricks, masquerading as a god of light through Islam.

Conclusion II:  Obama is the Beast Out of the Sea mentioned in Revelations 13:1.

Conclusion III:  Pope Francis is the Beast Out of the Earth mentioned in Revelations 13:11.

UPDATE (10/18/2015):

Pope Francis gave a shout-out to his “Muslim brothers and sisters” when he said this – “I would like to express two sentiments for my Muslim brothers and sisters: Firstly, my greetings as they celebrate the feast of sacrifice.” In case he doesn’t know, Islam clearly teaches that their god, Allah, has no son. None at all. So for a Christian to be a spiritual brother or sister with a Muslim is impossible. The Qu’ran boldly declares that Allah has no son:

It is not [befitting] for Allah to take a son; exalted is He! When He decrees an affair, He only says to it, “Be,” and it is.”  Surah 19:35,36