Tuesday, December 28, 2010

We Are Family, We Need To Obey

By Ray Gano
A few weeks ago I put out an article titled "Law, Grace and God's Word" (http://tinyurl.com/gano-law-grace). For many it was well received. But there are those out there that once you mention God's Law, they go into massive fits stating that the law does not pertain to them and they are not under the law.
I had one person say "Jesus fulfilled the law and set it aside, nailed it to the Cross, and didn't resurrect it."
Another … " The LAW of CHRIST fulfills the laws of MOSES ! The old testament was in PART !the new testament which is JESUS CHRIST @!Started after He died on the Cross !Refusing to accept this! I feel refuses JESUS CHRIST! and it Not what I say! It what the BIBLE says!"
Jesus is God
What many fail to realize is that Jesus is God.
John 1:1  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 1:2  The same was in the beginning with God.
John 1:3  All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
John 1:4  In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
John 1:5  And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
Just because man created the old and new testament as a means of organizing God's Word, it does not detract from the fact that ALL of the Bible is God breathed, God Inspired, the infallible Word of God.
Paul's instruction to Timothy and to us was to "Preach The Word."
2 Timothy 4:2  Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
Now, the scripture was not canonized at this time, so what "word" was Paul telling Timothy to preach? All that early church could point to was the old testament AKA the Massoretic text which is still in existence today.
Paul also understood that The Word was the complete Word of God, not just the old testament but also the new.
Keep My Commandments
Christ said
John 14:15  If ye love me, keep my commandments.
Again, there was no canonized scripture when Christ said this, only the OT / Massoretic text.
The problem today is that people refuse to submit to the Whole Word of God. People like to pick and choose and I understand that, I do the same thing at times. But more and more God is working within me to change me from the inside out to conform more in the likeness of Him and less in the likeness of the sinful man that I am.
Over the years I have learned that I must submit to the whole word of God, and not just pieces. Why? Because I love Him.
Rules of The Home
Let me ask this. To all of you who have children, do you just let your kids run wild or do you have rules in your home? Do you allow them to do as they please all in the name of love?
Odds are that you do not. In fact you probably have rules in your home not because you are trying to be some ogre putting your children under the thumb, but because you love them and wish to keep them safe from all the evil this world has in it.
It is the same way with God.
Now let me ask this. Say you have children, but you adopt more kids into your family. Do you allow the adopted children to live as they please or do you make them conform to the rules of the home?
More importantly do you make your own children adhere to the house rules and the adopted children  conform to another set of rules just because they are adopted?
Odds are that you would make ALL the children adhere to all the same rules of the house. Why? Because you want order in the home, peace and tranquility. But the primary reason is that you love all your children and you want the best for them and you want them to be safe and sound and well balance human beings.
We are adopted into the family of God, through the root of  Abraham. Like our parents here on earth, our Father in Heaven is the same way, He wants order, He wants to keep us safe and He wants the best for us. But to do that, we need to submit to His Word, His rules, His Law as best as we can.
We Are Abraham's Heirs
Scripture says…
Romans 11:16  For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches.
Romans 11:17  And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree;
Romans 11:18  Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.
Here Paul is telling the Romans (gentiles) that they are graffed into the root, thus making them part of the family of Abraham.
He is also telling the Romans, gentiles.. us, that it is the root, Abraham, that bears us and not the other way around.
It is by grace we are brought into the family of God. It is by grace we are loved and are given entrance into the holiness of the Father.
We are saved by grace through the gift of our Lord Jesus' blood that was shed on the cross.  He purchased our lives with His blood and adopted into the family of God.
Like the adoptive parent who chooses the child, God chose us to be one of His. Could we have ignored the calling? Yes we can, that is our free will choice. But becoming a Christian does not end here, this is just the beginning.
We can never pay back what Christ did for us, but now that we are part of the family of God, there are rules that we are called to obey. Just like our own families, God has called us to also be obedient to Him.
Because He is our Lord and Savior, and it is our reasonable service to give our ALL to Him. Not because we are earning our salvation, that is impossible. We serve Him with our all because He purchased us with His blood. He chose us and it is our reasonable service to obey His commandments.
His Commandments are His Word and His Word is His Commandments. There is no separation
We are the adopted Children into the family of God, which make us His children. Therefore we are called, just like His "natural" children Israel, to be holy, live a holy life and to walk according to His Word. We do not use the grace given to us to live a carnal life in sin. Like any child we need to strive to please our heavenly father like we strived to please our earthly parents.
We do this not because obedience is what gets us into heaven. We obey His Word because we love Him and the sacrifice He gave just for us.
Living In The Law Through Grace
Now,  can we live up to all 300+ laws? There is no way that we could. But what God does in our lives is changes us slowly. Over time we are molded like the potter molds the clay to become more in His likeness and less in the likeness of the evils of the world.
God's law is there because He loves us and wants the best for us. Now is ALL the law for us? No. There are laws governing the Levites, Government, Leaders and such. Now if you are part of these groups, then you do fall under these laws. But for the common Christian it is the laws pertaining to the daily living of a just and holy life that pertain to us.
For example, Thou shall not kill (murder).
 Why do we need to obey this law?
Well for one to break it will bring serious consequences both from God and from society. The odds are also good that that if we do murder, we will pay with some heavy consequences and quite possibly with our life.
So do we rebel against Gods law, go out and go on some mass murder spree?
No, the best thing to do is simply obey His law not to murder. 
There are other laws that God put in place to protect us from harm and even disease.
Here are some examples…
Deut 14:8  And the swine, because it divideth the hoof, yet cheweth not the cud, it is unclean unto you: ye shall not eat of their flesh, nor touch their dead carcase.
Well come to find out that to eat pork, one can get Trichinosis. Trichinosis is a parasitic (worms) disease caused by eating raw or undercooked pork.
Of the larger livestock breeds pork also spoils very quickly. When one slaughters it, they must be quick about it, keep the meat cool and then work on it instantly, preserving it. That was basically impossible to do in biblical times and if you ate pork, often you paid the price of getting Trichinosis or some form of food poisoning.
Here is another example that is found in Leviticus 11:10…
Lev 11:10  And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you:
This is the famous "thou shall not eat shrimp" verse that the homosexuals like to pull out when talking about an abomination. The problem is that when one consumes these items, it is an abomination unto one's self, not unto God, where Sodomy is an abomination unto God.
But why this example?
It has been recently discovered, in the last 20 years or so, that shrimp and other items like this are high in cholesterol. Cholesterol is one of the major causes of heart attacks.
There are other things also, mercury and other poisons that are absorbed into the animal's flesh due to their diet. These are then passed on to us and stored in our body. Over a period of time these can have an effect on us physically. The cholesterol is high in the meat itself.  But due to the fact that shrimp and other crustacean are "carrion" feeders / bottom feeders, they are exposed to poisons and disease.
"Carrion" Feeders / Bottom Feeders?
This means that when something dies, it sinks to the bottom of the sea, lake, or river floor, and it is the crustacean that feeds upon the dead and rotting flesh. It is this feeding on the dead that causes other poisons, heavy metals to be absorbed into the crustacean meat and once we consume their flesh those poisons then enter into our systems. 
Now to expand on this let's look at an example.
The Ganges, which is a river in India is viewed as a very sacred river; it is held in high spiritual esteem by many of Hindu's faithful. When one dies, It is a great honor to have one's dead body to be set adrift upon the Ganges and it floats downstream till it lets out in the Indian Ocean.
It is a well known fact that at the mouth of the Ganges where it lets out into the ocean is one of the largest populations of rock crabs. These crabs grow very large in size and have a special taste to their meat, it is said to have a very sweet taste. There is a famous Singapore/Malaysian dish called "Chili Crab" made from these types of crabs and is quiet the delicacy in these areas.
Why do these crabs grow so large and have a special taste? It is due to what they feed on. Thousands of human bodies rotting at the mouth of the Ganges River. Can you imagine what these people died of? Think of the disease that is in the water just from these dead bodies?  All of these things are ingested by these very large rock crabs.
Now let me ask you. Is it a bad thing to observe this law that God put in place or should we go off and eat a boat load of crab caught at the mouth of the Ganges River?
"Oh Ray, those are crabs over there, we don't have dead humans floating around here."
Well that is true, but no matter what crustacean feed upon the dead. Can one still eat crab, shrimp and other crustacean?
Yes you can, and the odds are that nothing will happen. But when we choose to step outside of the Law of God, there are consequences and you are taking a risk. That is a fact. Kind of like playing "Russian Roulette." It only takes one bad crab to mess up your whole day, or life.
It is kind of like speeding down the freeway fifteen miles an hour over the limit.  Odds are that you will not get a ticket. But there is always that chance that there is a police officer sitting there in the distance shooting his radar gun and pegging people for speeding.
There is also the chance that you can get in an accident, that if you were not speeding you could have reacted quicker and possibly avoided the accident.
 It isn't until it is too late that you realize that you will be paying the consequences for breaking the law.
How could you have avoided getting the ticket or accident? Simple, live within the  confines of the law and not speed. How hard is that?
It is the same way with God's Law. God chastises his own and the law is there to protect us as well as set us apart from the evil of the world.
Charles H. Spurgeon said the following…
If you can sin and not weep over it, you are an heir of hell. If you can go into sin, and afterwards feel satisfied to have done so, you are on the road to destruction. If there are no prickings of conscience, no inward torments, no bleeding wounds; if you have no throbs and heavings of a bosom that cannot rest;... when you know you have done evil, you are no child of God. C. H. Spurgeon
We are adopted into the family of God and into the root of Abraham. We are called to obey and submit to ALL of God's Word, not to pick and choose as well see fit.  The key is that we cannot do this alone and it is only through the unwarranted grace and help of our Father in Heaven that we are able to walk the path of becoming more like Him and less of the evil world which we were once part of.
It is His Grace and His Law that loves us and protects us. It is also His Grace and His Law that sets us apart, holy and acceptable unto Him.
Transformed By The Renewing of Your Mind
Scripture says…
Romans 12:1  I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
Romans 12:2  And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
 How we renew our minds is through God's Word, learning it, placing it in our heart and living it because we Love our Lord. As a result of us truly loving God we naturally desire to obey His commandments.
Jesus is The Word, the beginning and the end, the alpha and omega. He is the Creator and Savior. It is His Word that created all and His Word that will judge all.
It is also His Word that we are called to submit to.. all of His Word, that is if we truly love him.
Christ makes it clear that it is by our fruits that we will know who does and does not love God.
Mat 7:20  Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
Mat 7:21  Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Mat 7:22  Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
Mat 7:23  And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
In fact Christ makes it very clear that there are "few" who will find the true path that leads to life.
Mat 7:13  Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
Mat 7:14  Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
So do obey His Commandments because you love Him?
 Or do you make excuses, twist, cherry pick, and split hairs regarding God's Word because deep down you refuse to submit?
Christ said…  If ye love me, keep my commandments. (John 14:15)
Do you love Him, or is it all just talk, works and a lot of hot air?
What do your fruits show?
What excuses do you make?
But most importantly, Who do you serve?

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Law, Grace and God's Word

By Ray Gano
Been having a really nice email session with a new reader and the topic of the law came up.
I responded to him explaining how I stand regarding the law vs grace and I thought that I would share it with you.
See, there is no "one" law we must observe or 10 commandments. All of God's Word is just that, ALL of God's Word.
But here is something we often forget, Jesus is the Word, God's Word because He is God, the Creator of all.
Scripture says..
John 1:1-4  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2  The same was in the beginning with God. 3  All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4  In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
Therefore, if we truly love the Lord, we will obey all His Word. Why? Because He is The Word.
See, without grace, all one is who observes the law is a Pharisee. The law and grace go hand in hand. Can we obey all the law 100% of the time? No we can't, but it is thru grace that God changes us from the inside out. This is called sanctification. But no matter what, we should try to follow the laws that God put before us to follow? Why? Because He put them there for our protection and benefit.
Just like speeding and "J" walking laws are there to protect us, God's law is there to benefit us as well. Our problem is that we have that rebellious sin nature within us and we do not want to submit. So we fight, make excuse, skirt the edges, etc, and rebel against God.
Do we love Him? If we do, then we need to die to ourselves and submit to Him, pick up our cross and follow Him.
So we need to stop looking at this law and that law, we need to know His Word, because the more we know His Word, the more He lives within us, changing us more into the likeness of Him, discarding the old man and thus being built in His image.
If we love Him, we will obey, and when we do not, He chastises us for our own good.
Now do I force the law on others? That depends on what is taking place. If one is committing murder, adultery, theft, etc, yes this needs to be stopped and one has an obligation to voice the error. When one is breaking laws that also effect others, then that needs to be corrected.
But overall the road to sanctification is an individual road. God works in each of our lives according to what He deems that we need.  
Example, at a time in my life I used to smoke. Because God had worked in my heart and my life, I no longer do it nor have the desire. What happened is that the day finally came where I submitted to God with this issue, I really repented and turned away from the sin. Do I go forcing others to stop smoking? No, because I do not know how God is working in that person's life with that issue. Now I do share what scripture has to say, and my experiences with the sin, but I do not tell folks they MUST OBEY or burn in hell because they are smoking.
That is where grace comes in.
Scripture says..
1Co 6:9-11  Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10  Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11  And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
All of us were filthy worms, but it is God's grace and His blood that have covered us before God. Because of that shed blood we are made anew before Him. We have chosen to repent from our wicked ways and now serve Him.
But there are many in the church who still live this life, making grace a license to sin and continue to live a carnal life.
Mathew 7:20 says…
Mat 7:20  Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
If these people look like the world, act like the world, loving the world, they do not love God.
Their fruit shows to whom they serve.
1 John 2:15-17  love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
James 4:4  ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
The problem is that we have forgotten that we serve a holy God and scripture says "Be Ye Holy for I am Holy."
We do not separate ourselves from the world, but revel in it all the sin and revelry all in the name of grace.
God's Word tells us to be separate from the world.
2Co 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,

1Co 5:11  But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such a one no not to eat.
But do we?
Here is how we are we to live…
Rom 12:1-2  I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2  And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
We are called to live a holy and acceptable life unto Him.
Because He gave His all for us so that we might have life with the Father. It is our reasonable service that we dedicate all our lives to Him.
In dedicating our lives to Him means that we do the best we can to know His Word and then  obey all of it. Not pick and choose like we all do.
We must submit to His word even if we do not like it and even when we want to "buck" against it. Because God knows what is best for us and that is why He put the law there so that through His grace we can love and obey Him.
The main key in living a holy life is by the renewing of our minds. How we do that is by knowing, learning, and allowing God's Word to live within us.
We do this by spending time in God's Word, thus having fellowship with Him, the Creator of the world.
For in the beginning was The Word and The Word was God. The Word and God are both one in the same. When we know God's Word, we know God, and when we know Him, His Word lives within us. Thus transforming us into a light unto the world so that we might share the gospel of the risen Son of God with the world.
It is all cyclical, or circular. But it begins with something very simple.
John 14:15  If ye love me, keep my commandments.
In other words, it comes down to admitting that you are a sinner in need of a savior and then submitting to Him asking Him into your life.
One has to be lost before they can be saved.
Do you love Him?... Really?
His commandments are all of His Word, for the Word is God that was made flesh.
If we are Christians we choose ALL of God, therefore we must accept and submit to ALL of His Word.
The two are one in the same because God's Word declares it.
Christ said " If ye love me, keep my commandments."
So, who do you serve?

Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Mystery of Rosh Pt 2

By Ray Gano
In part one I show where Gesenius named Von Hammer as his "historical" source in naming Rosh as "undoubtedly Russia." That is a pretty dogmatic statement when we find that Von Hammer was really nothing but a pulp fiction author. I also show that this whole "Rosh" idea is actually inspired by the Islamic Koran and in fact Gesenius gives the Koran the credit in his own lexicon.
 But in our journey to discover the  truth, we uncovered yet another problem.
The idea of Rosh is based on the Septuagint. In fact you can tell if a bible is based on the Septuagint by looking at Ezekiel 38:2
Septuagint – Eze 38:2 - Υἱὲ ἀνθρώπου, στήρισον τὸ πρόσωπόν σου ἐπὶ Γωγ καὶ τὴν γῆν τοῦ Μαγωγ, ἄρχοντα Ρως, Μοσοχ καὶ Θοβελ, καὶ προφήτευσον ἐπ᾿ αὐτὸν
Eze 38:2 (NASB)  "Son of man, set your face toward Gog of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him.
Eze 38:2 (NAS 1977)  "Son of man, set your face toward Gog of the land of  Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him,
Eze 38:2 (RV)  Son of man, set thy face toward Gog, of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him,
Here is what the King James 1611 AD Authorized Version states…
Eze 38:2 (KJV) Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him,
King-James-I-England.jpgNote, no “ROSH”
Prior to King James and his Authorized Version we had the Geneva and Bishops bible that were the mainstay of Christian scripture.
The Geneva 1587 AD Bible states Ezekiel 38:2 and the following…
Eze 38:2 (GEN) Sonne of man, set thy face against Gog, and against the lande of Magog, the chiefe prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophecie against him,
Source - Geneva Bible - IMPRINTED AT LONDON by Christopher Barker, Printer to the Qveenes Maiestie. 1587. Cum priuilegio.
Again, no “ROSH”
Finally the Bishops 1568 AD Bible states Ezekiel 38:2 in the following…
Eze 38:2 (BISH) Thou sonne of man, set thy face towarde Gog, the land of Magog, which is the chiefe prince at Mesech and Tubal: prophecie against him,
Source - Bishops Bible - The holie Bible conteynyng the olde Testament and the newe, 1568
And again, no “ROSH”
The word for Rosh in the Hebrew occurs in the Authorized King James 598 times throughout the OT; and it is always translated as a title.
head 349 chief 91
top 73
beginning 14
company 12
captain 10
sum 9
first 6

principal 5
chapiters 4
rulers 2
Nowhere in scripture is Rosh referenced as a land, an area, people or tribe.
Eatons Bible Dictionary states the following:
(Eze_38:2, Eze_38:3; Eze_39:1) is rendered “chief” in the Authorized Version. It is left untranslated as a proper name in the Revised Version. Some have supposed that the Russians are here meant, as one of the three Scythian tribes of whom Magog was the prince. They invaded the land of Judah in the days of Josiah. Herodotus, the Greek historian, says: “For twenty-eight years the Scythians ruled over Asia, and things were turned upside down by their violence and contempt.”
Strongs Exhaustive Concordance states the following about Rosh
From an unused root apparently meaning to shake; the head (as most easily shaken), whether literally or figuratively (in many applications, of place, time, rank, etc.): - band, beginning, captain, chapiter, chief (-est place, man, things), company, end, X every [man], excellent, first, forefront, ([be-]) head, height, (on) high (-est part, [priest]), X lead, X poor, principal, ruler, sum, top.
Why doesn’t the Authorized King James, The Geneva and the Bishop’s Bible not contain the ROSH proper noun? Instead it maintains the proper hermeneutical use of the Rosh adjective meaning Chief.
Why? Because they are not based off of the Septuagint.
So what is the Septuagint?
It is a translation of the Hebrew Old Testament into Greek that is believed to have been translated around the third century B.C.
septuagint.jpgSeptuagint Background
Upon the death of Alexander in 332 B.C., one of his four generals, named Ptolemy Lagus, took over Egypt as King. He crowned himself Ptolemy I Soter which literally means "Ptolemy the Savior". It is Ptolemy who built the Great Library of Alexandria, the center of knowledge, but more than that, it was the home of Gnosticism.
Once Ptolemy died, Ptolemy II Philadelphus (r. 285-246 BC) continued his father’s legacy. In his effort to make the Great Library the best center of learning in the known world, Ptolemy Philadelphus sought to translate the Old Testament from Hebrew into Greek. The problem was that his staff found Hebrew to be a difficult language to understand, and they were not sure of the many phrases or meanings found in the Hebrew text. So Ptolemy appointed a team of Gnostic seventy scholars, each fluent in Hebrew and in Greek, and assigned to them the task of translating the Hebrew text. Legend has it that he had 72 scholars who translated the Septuagint in 72 days, thus the Roman numeral abbreviation of LXX or 70.
Here lies the problem, it was these Gnostic scholars who translated the Hebrew text into the Greek.
What is Gnosticism?
It is based off of the Greek word gnōsis, which translates to knowledge.
Gnosticism is a diverse, syncretistic religious movement consisting of various belief systems generally united in the teaching that humans are divine souls trapped in a material world created by an imperfect god. In the days of old, they pull both from Christianity and Judaism and formed it into a mysterious hodge podge of esoteric beliefs. A close modern day equivalent is the Theosophical Society founded by Madame Helena Petrova Blavatsky. Like the Gnostics of old, they are seekers of knowledge as well as followers of the “Bearer of Light” (knowledge) Lucifer.
It is these Gnostics that while translating the Septuagint from Hebrew to Greek added to the text as well as left out script. It is noted that the Alexandrian School is recognized as one of the greatest sources of corruption, and it is the  Alexandrian influence which permeates some of the oldest manuscripts, The Septuagint being a primary along with Vaticanus B, Sinaiticus Aleph. A side note, the Septuagint also contains the un-canonized books of the Apocrypha which is not found in the original Hebrew either.
For those who will say that the original 1611 KJV included the Apocrypha, The King James translators knew the Apocrypha was not scripture, so they placed it BETWEEN the Old and New Testament as a HISTORICAL DOCUMENT, not as scripture.
It should be known that the Septuagint is not inspired and is a not a preserved text of scripture. Christ as well as the apostles did not quote from it, even when it was suppose to be in existence during their life time.  The very fact that the Septuagint’s history and Gnostic character should be proof enough to give one pause  for thought. 
The light cannot have anything to do with the dark
Scripture says…
Luke 11:36 (KJV)  If thy whole body therefore be full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining of a candle doth give thee light.
Jack Moorman in his book “Forever Settled” observes:
“The original LXX version of Job was much shorter than the Hebrew; it was subsequently filled in with interpretations from Theodotion. Proverbs contains things not in the Hebrew text at all, and Hebrew sentiments are freely altered to suit the Greek outlook. The rendering of Daniel was so much of a paraphrase that it was replaced, perhaps in the first century AD, by a later translation (generally attributed to Theodotion, but differing from his principles and antedating him), and the original LXX rendering is nowadays to be found in only two MSS and the Syriac. One of the translators of Jeremiah sometimes rendered Hebrew words by Greek words that conveyed similar sound but utterly dissimilar meaning” (Moorman, Forever Settled).”
Dr. Donald Waite author of  “The Defense of the King James Bible” summarizes:
“It can be clearly seen ... that the Septuagint is inaccurate and inadequate and deficient as a translation. To try to reconstruct the Hebrew Text (as many connected with the modern versions are attempting to do) from such a loose and unacceptable translation would be like trying to reconstruct the Greek New Testament Text from the Living Bible of Ken Taylor!!” (Waite, The Defense of the King James Bible)”
 The Septuagint and modern translations based upon the LXX translates the Hebrew word Rosh in all its uses by the Greek word "Ros" or "Rhos" as a proper noun of a people and a place.
The Septuagint is a questionable document and it is one of the “smoking guns”  where the whole Rosh = Russia paradigm originate. Both the American Version and English Version both utilize the LXX as a primary document. Both of these versions were also brought into existence around the late 1800s, early 1900s.
It is these modern versions having the “Rosh” error, coupled with Gesenius’ work amplified the Rosh = the Russia paradigm and cast the whole idea into what has become hard…concrete… doctrine.
The Septuagint - Proper Interpretation – Rules and Hermeneutics
The Authorized King James Version, the Geneva and the Bishops all allow for the Golden Rule of Interpretation, The law of recurrence, and the rule of a text apart from the context is a pretext.
The use of the noun “the prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal” found in the modern versions does not.
Let's examine this for a moment.
There are established rules of interpretation. These rules apply to all scripture, including the prophetic pages like we find in Ezekiel. 
Dr-David-L-Cooper.jpgThe late Dr. L Cooper, the Founder of Biblical Research Society coined the most famous of rules known as the “Golden Rule of Interpretation.”
The Golden Rule of Interpretation…
“When the plain sense of Scripture males common sense, seek no other sense; therefore, take every word at its primary, ordinary, usual, literal meaning, unless the fact of the immediate context, studied in the light of related passages and axiomatic and fundamental truths, indicate clearly otherwise. “
In other words, this law states that ALL biblical passages are to be taken exactly as they read unless there is something in the text indicating that it should be taken some other way than literally.
I go back and remind you that “Rosh” in the Hebrew occurs 598 times throughout the OT; and it is always literally translated as a title when dealing with a person. The defenders of Rosh as a people or place do not observe that.
Next is the law of recurrence.
 This law describes the fact that in some passages of scripture there exist the recording of an event, then it is followed by a second recording of the same event but with more or less detail.
In fact Ezekiel 38:1-23 and 39:1-16 is an excellent example of the law of recurrence.
Ezekiel 38:1-23 gives a complete account of the invasion of Israel from the north and the subsequent destruction of the invading army. This is followed by the second block of scripture, Ezekiel 39:1-16, which repeats some of the account given in block one with added details regarding the destruction of this invading army.
Often readers see Ezekiel 39 as a continuation of 38, but in fact it is repeating the story from different prophetic vantage points.
In both cases Rosh is not used as a proper noun for a people or place, but in fact support the Rosh adjective meaning chief, leader, head, ect.
The defenders of the Rosh=Russia paradigm often point to the NASB, AV,EV, RSV, ect as their proof but ignore the fact that all of these are based upon questionable error prone text found in the Septuagint.
Finally, a text apart from the context is a pretext
A verse can only mean what it means in its context and must not be pulled out of its context. When it is pulled out of context, it is often presented as meaning something that it cannot mean within the context.
As I have shown “Rosh” in the Hebrew occurs 598 times throughout the OT; and it is always translated as a title. The defenders of Rosh as a people or place do not observe that and in fact ignore the context of “Rosh” being “Chief, leader, head” and replace it with people.
I ask again, if this is the true use of the word Rosh, why didn’t God make that clear?
Why is Rosh seen as Chief, Top, Leader, ect 598 times in scripture but for this one and only time found in Ezekiel 38:2 - 3 all of a sudden it is a people or a place?
The defenders of the Rosh = Russia Paradigm are blatantly disregarding this rule. The verse clearly shows and stands for Chief, leader, head. That is the context that is clearly presented.
Let's take it from another angle.
The Hebrew word s being used are "nish" "rosh" which equals "prince chief" when literally translated; this is how the original Hebrew (Massoretic text) renders this.
"Nish" "Rosh" clearly does not equal Russia.
But the defenders of the Rosh = Russia paradigm stand on the wording in the Septuagint, which is a Greek Translation of the Hebrew.
ages_strongs_lg.jpgLet's review the terms "Nish" and “Rosh”  in the Strong's.
נשׂא    נשׂיא
nâśîy'  nâśi'
naw-see', naw-see'
From H5375; properly an exalted one, that is, a king or sheik; also a rising mist: - captain, chief, cloud, governor, prince, ruler, vapour.
From an unused root apparently meaning to shake; the head (as most easily shaken), whether literally or figuratively (in many applications, of place, time, rank, etc.): - band, beginning, captain, chapiter, chief (-est place, man, things), company, end, X every [man], excellent, first, forefront, ([be-]) head, height, (on) high (-est part, [priest]), X lead, X poor, principal, ruler, sum, top.
The term "Chief Prince" clearly works well when we translate Hebrew into English. The context properly conveys a strong leader of leaders within the nations mentioned in Ezekiel 38. He is the “head”(rosh) of a confederacy which goes against Israel. 
In the original Hebrew (Massoretic Hebrew Text) we see the accents of "tiphha and Zaqeph-gadol. Now for those of you with Hebrew knowledge you should note that the Tiphha appears under the resh of the Hebrew word - 'rosh'; while the Zaqeph-gadol appears on the top of the sin of the Hebrew word 'nish' (nasi).
So what does this mean?
Whenever the Zaqeph-gadol accent appears, it is always used in connection with a pause.
Are you lost yet? Stay with me and do not skip this. It is really important as I will show you.
Christ said that every jot and every tittle matters. Based upon this statement, Christ could not have ever quoted from the Septuagint with all its errors as well as being a translation from Hebrew to Greek even though it was believed to be in existence in His day.
The Zaqeph-gadol accent is the Hebrew mark for a pause in speech.
In Hebrew it reads…
“the prince (Nish), -- PAUSE – chief (Rosh) of Meschech and Tubal”
So reading the verse would go something like this when literally translated.
Vs2….set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the prince, - - PAUSE -- chief of  Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him…
Vs3…"Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the prince, - - PAUSE -- chief of Meschech and Tubal."
But Ray… Scripture reads Chief Prince, not Prince Chief.
Excellent point!
Being from the western world we read left to right, where as Hebrew is read right to left.
When looking at Hebrew Prince Chief = Chief Prince.  Simply put, it is backwards due to the Hebrew.
When reading these verses and being presented in the proper context this makes absolute sense.
But let's take what the defenders of the Rosh = Russia paradigm and put it to the same test.
Here is what their version sounds like … " O Gog, the nish (prince)  rosh (Russia) of Meshech and Tubal.
In their version there is no pause as Zaqeph-gadol accent shows.
But even with a pause, “Prince “PAUSE” Russia of Mechech and Tubal” it just does not sound right and it makes no grammatical sense what so ever.
 I mean what is "Prince Russia of Mechech and Tubal?
Do you see what I am showing here?  When read in proper context the Rosh = Russia version kind of sounds like gibberish. Don't you agree?
In fact, their very verbiage and context does not make sense what so ever.
But what surprises me the most is that authors, teachers and scholars would rather lean on the Gnostic inspired Septuagint than stand on the original Massoretic Hebrew text.
Why are they leaning on a translation, Greek to Hebrew, and refuse to go to the source, the Hebrew .
The Jewish people were chosen to be the oracles of God's Word, is that not correct?
If that is the case then why go to some translation the comes from Egypt when you have the very best source already available, the Massoretic Hebrew text?
Folks, when scripture fits, we must submit.
As we have shown here scripture, the Massoretic Hebrew text vs. the Greek Septuagint,  does in fact fit and it is supported by the proper rules of interpretation and hermeneutics where the Septuagint does not.
So I ask, why the unwillingness to submit to what is clearly shown in scripture?
Why all the mental gymnastics?
Why the need to make something out which is not there?
Why are we looking at Russia and not Turkey?
These are questions that we need to ask the authors, teachers and scholars.

Where Have The Christian Warriors Gone?

By Ray Gano
If you have not noticed, we are in the middle of a war. I am not talking about a war being waged against terrorism or Islam. I am talking about a war for the very souls of the people. I am talking about how our enemy the devil is working hard to dilute and destroy the message of the Gospel.
He is doing this through many means, but primarily it is we as Christians who are helping and aiding him in this battle.
Where have all the Christian Warriors gone? Why have we given up fighting the good fight?
Scripture says…
Joshua 1:9  Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
But we have forgotten this.
We have forgotten the fight that we are called to fight. Over and over again the Christian walk is equaled to the soldier in battle.  We must strive to push on and charge the gates of Hell.
I have been sickened by the lengths we as Christians have gone to; all in the name of  God to appease the world and to become "relevant" to the world.
In Cologne Germany we now have an Erotic Church with dancers, loosely clad women, and all the other trappings. Needless to say there was a line down the block to get in and attend their service. But hey, that is nothing compared to all the church services dealing with sex. 
In every major city, there is some purpose driven church doing "40 days of sex & marriage."
In fact, Cornerstone Christian Fellowship in Chandler, AZ is hopping back on this tired old band wagon.
The website put up by Cornerstone, MyLameSex.com actually promises that God will help people improve their lame sex lives. Seriously, has Jesus now become the Dr. Ruth of religious leaders? If people's sex lives don't improve with the help of Jesus can folks at Cornerstone get there tithe money back? Here's the quote from the site:
"Is your sex life what you hoped it would be? Does something inside of you believe it could be better? And is better ultimately about a new technique or the latest lotion?
Is it possible that what we don’t know about sex itself (about how men and women are wired), is actually what we really keep stumbling over? Is it possible that the one who created sex would actually have some insights into sex?
Surprisingly, God is pro sex and wants us to have an exciting and deeply fulfilling sex life. The problem is that most of us only experience a second rate imitation of what God intended it to be!
Would you be willing to keep an open mind and open heart while we have a conversation? All you have to lose is your lame sex life.
This is what happens when churches think that preaching the gospel, the good news of Christ's substitionary death on the cross for our sins is not enough, so they feel like they have to spice up the message by adding some more exciting worldly elements to the message. The message of the cross doesn't need sex added to it to make it more appealing. Furthermore, Jesus NEVER promised that if you believe in Him that the sex in your marriage will improve. In fact, believing in Jesus has caused many marriages to fail. (1)
Churches here in America are packing them in so that the many can “experience” what it means to be addicted to porn.
Folks, I do not need to experience porn to know that it is wrong, much like I don’t have to experience heroin to know what the junkie feels like.
BUT HEY… they say they are doing it all for God.
No longer is the blood of Christ being taught today
No longer are we hearing that we are sinners in need of a savior. Instead we hear that to be a good Christian we must find our purpose, feed the hungry, clothe the poor, find a cure for aids, stop global warming, and yes the newest goal, help establish a Palestinian state.
I can go on and on, but you get the message.
Folks, we do not need gimmicks, entertainment, lies and cover ups to share the gospel. The power is in the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, and Jesus Christ alone.
1Co 15:3-4 (KJV)  For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures; 4  And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the Scriptures:
 That is the power. That Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again on the third day, ACCORDING TO THE SCRIPTURES.
The Bible is consistent in its presentation of what is required to be saved. We do not need the extra gimmicks and such that has become so popular in today’s world.  There is only one requirement, BELIEVING.
Rom 4:3  For what saith the Scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.
Gal 3:6-8  Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness. 7  Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham. 8  And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.
In both cases, Paul is showing us that both in the old and new testament the requirement for salvation is the same, simple faith.
John 3:16 -17 (KJV) For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17  For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
We are called to believe upon Him, Christ Jesus. We are called to turn from our wicked ways, go and sin no more.
Now this is not a happy go lucky, I’ve got my fire insurance belief.
Jesus said in John
John 14:15  If ye love me, keep my commandments.
When we are one of His, it is a life changing, I will abandon all, I will pick up my cross and follow Him.
It is our reasonable service. He gave His all for us, we are called to give our all to Him.
Rom 12:1  I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 
Sad thing is that there are many who claim the title, but the belief is not there.
Problem is that there are many out there who think they are Christians but in reality, are not. They have been sold down a false path because they have bought into a diluted “religious” Jesus and not the Jesus of the Bible.
When we replace the simplicity of believing and trusting with any other condition or combination of conditions, our witness becomes powerless.
So if you say that you need Christ plus anything, you have diluted the Gospel.
For example when you say that you need Christ plus:
·         Baptism – you have diluted the gospel
·         Confirmation – you have diluted the gospel
·         The Sacraments – you have diluted the gospel
·         Good Works – you have diluted the gospel
·         Church Membership - you have diluted the gospel
In today’s world it seems that all roads lead to Heaven. This is a huge mistake.
Here is what Jesus said himself…
John 14:6 (KJV) Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
That seems pretty clear to me, but we live in a pluralistic world. In the pluralistic church, all religions offer truth, and Jesus is just one of these truths.
We also live in an all inclusive world where anyone can be a Christian.
So if you have…
Spoken in tongues -  you must be saved
You checked the little box on your guest card - you must be saved
Had an “experience” with the Lord – you must be saved
Had a dream about God – you must be saved
If some preacher or evangelist gave you your own special blessing – you must be saved
If your momma and daddy went to church – you must be saved
If you have ever been baptized, dunked or near death by drowning – you must be saved
If you read or own “the good book” – you must be saved
If you love kids, people, animals, the Amazon forest, mother earth – you must be saved
If you see an apparition of Jesus or Mary, mother of God in the clouds, tree bark or a piece of toast, then God has some special purpose for your life and therefore - you must be saved.
If you stand on any of these, you have compromised the truth and have made the gospel powerless.
Jesus said I am THE Way, THE Truth and THE Life, no man cometh to the father except by Him.
Who Do You Serve?
Jesus stated the following…
John 14:6 (KJV) Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
If you do not have Christ in your life, you will spend eternity in hell. This is a fact. It does not matter if you believe this or not, it is the truth spoken by Jesus himself. If your name is not written in the Lambs Book of Life you will go to hell for what you have not done and that is accepting Christ as your personal savior. To be placed in the Lamb Book of Life, you need to turn your life completely over to Him. Having “head” knowledge or “just believing in Christ” is not the same as having “heart” knowledge with Christ living in your heart.  We know that even the devils believe in Him, where are they spending eternity?
James 2:19 (KJV)  Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
We work hard at Prophezine to show that Bible Prophecy is coming to pass. Because of this fact, the Bible is true. Since the Bible is the true and inerrant word of God, there is a heaven and there is a hell.
If you claim the title of “Christian” then take account of yourself this day. Many claim the title, but we read in God’s Word that the title does not get you into heaven.
Mat 7:21  Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Mat 7:22  Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
Mat 7:23  And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Who you serve will determine where you will spend eternity. If you are not serving Christ and a true child of God, then you are serving Satan and a child of the enemy.
If you are not 100% sure, then take account of yourself, your very life depends upon it.
1 John 1:9 (KJV) If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

1 - http://www.alittleleaven.com/christian_erotica/

Friday, November 5, 2010

Austerity Measures Coming To America

By Ray Gano
Austerity measures - In economics, austerity is when a government reduces its spending and/or increases user fees to pay back creditors. Austerity is usually required when a government's fiscal deficit spending is felt to be unsustainable. - source -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austerity_measures
IF you were like me, you were watching the new speaker of the House, Rep. John Boehner of Ohio, as he told a crowd of supporters, "This is not a time for celebration."
He went on to say, "It is a time to roll up our sleeves and go to work. We can celebrate when small businesses begin hiring again. We can celebrate when the spending binge here in Washington has stopped. And we can celebrate when we have a government that has earned the trust of the people that it serves."
While I am very glad at the republican sweep in the elections, this sweep will not stop what has already been put into action by the Federal Reserve
See no matter what, the Federal Reserve is still moving forward with thier plans to purchase US debt with money printed out of thin air. The fancy name for this is quantitative easing.
What this will do is drive government bond yields to levels that we have not seen since the great depression. The US dollar is now moving into "junk bond" status.
What is going to take place is higher inflation, in fact it is believed that the inflation is going to be so much that it is goign to cause a major shake- up in currency and bond markets globally.
The outcome will be huge price increases, and again it does not matter who is in office, congress or senate; the Federal Reserve, a privately held corporating of banking elites are doing this. There is nothing "federal" about this organization. They are the ones who control the money and they do not care how many lives will pay for thier usery and greed.
In fact, just three weeks ago silver was siting around the $19.00 range. Today it is $26.69. It was $24.00 just two days ago, that is till the Feds announced that they were in fact going to enact QEII.
Now, there is a chance,very slim, but a chance that we can possibly escape some of what is before us. But what it will take is massive amounts of sacrifice. 
The new speaker of the House, Rep. John Boehner said, "It is a time to roll up our sleeves..."
Like it or not, "rolling up our sleves" means Austerity Measures are coming to America.
On Nov 2,201 the United Kingdom's PM David Cameron's coalition government announced massive cuts to the military and social housing in an attempt to reign in out of control deficits before addressing a very large debt. 
In France, an estimated one million protesters took to the streets against austerity measures proposed by the Sarkozy government which would raise the retirement age from 60 to 62. Well, our retirement age is 65, so personally France can suck this up. But what they are looking at here in the US is to move the retirement age from 65 to 70. 
Greece's economy has collapsed, and now Portugal's President is warning of a major crisis unless thier new austerity budget is accepted. Ireland is not be far behind in collapsing.
Europe is facing hard lifestyle changes, and the US is not far behind them.
On February 18, 2010, President Obama signed an executive order called "The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform." He did this by executive order because Senate was unable to pass a bill agreeing to a binding all powerful fiscal commission. Yet another abuse of power from this president.
Like the many other draconian "Czars" he has given power too, this commission will also wield authority and power.
On Nov 1, 2010  the Deficit Commission used the New York Times as a messenger service to tell politicians — and us the American people exactly what they intend to do if Republicans win the House and a good number of seats in senate.
It’s all there in black and white: They’ll cut benefits, increase the financial burden on the middle class, and make sure that wealthy Americans aren’t troubled by the kind of sacrifices everyone else will be expected to make so we do not default on our debt.
Here are the quick points...
(1) The average family health plan in the United States cost $13,770 in 2010. At a Federal tax rate of 25%, that’s $3,440 in new taxes — and the costs of these plans keeps skyrocketing. Employers would pass these costs on to employees, and would probably also reduce benefits (which is permitted to some extent under the new law) in order to reduce their own costs.
(2) The loss in middle-class wealth through plunging household assets is one part of the problem. Another is the fact that so many homeowners are paying mortgages based on grossly inflated home values, since banks have not had to write down any of the principal on these loans. And the bank bailout has not “broken even” or “made the taxpayer money,” despite reports that suggest otherwise.
(3) About those “unnamed supporters”: “Unnamed” by who, exactly? By Calmes herself, apparently. Are they “supporters” of the Commission, of eliminating these tax breaks, or of something else? Are they Commission staffers, or do they work for an advocacy group of some kind? Colmes doesn’t say. Has she read the New York Times’own policy about unnamed sources? Unattributed sources are only to be used for clearly stated reasons, which should be provided in the article. But then, disclosure have never been the Deficit Commission’s strong suit.
(4) Social Security’s fully funded through 2037, and then 75% funded after that. Lifting the cap on the payroll (FICA) tax would fix it forever. But Republicans will resist that, so your benefits are going to be cut instead. How? By raising the retirement age and altering the price index and cost-of-living formulas. That would come to an estimated 16.5% across-the-board cut in benefits – all because Republicans have drawn a line in the sand.
Co-chairs Alan Simpson (former Republican Senator from Wyoming) and Erskine Bowles (Bill Clinton's Chief of Staff) have promised, as basically ordered by our illustrious President. That everything will be on the table when it comes to balancing the budget, including social security, taxes, the military, and Medicare.
Does this need to be done? Yes it does.
But will those who govern, lead and make all the laws do the right thing? I pray that enough constitutional conservatives made it into the house and have the fortitude enough to stand when they see present day evil making headway.
I also pray that Republicans take seriously that the people of the United States have spoken. We are sick and tired of the abuse and we want it stopped now.
Now I have to say that I am encouraged by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky)and the speaches he has been giving. The president is saying compremise and McConnell is saying "no you are going to what the American people want." I like his tough, take no prisoners, draw the line in the sand attitude.
Now how long it lasts and will they stand firm is another thing.
If sacrifices are spread out evenly and if we as a nation turn back to God, I can see us making our way through this storm. It will be difficult, but it is possible. But it will mean sacrifice as a nation.
What I fear is that those in power will take the easy way out. That most likely is create a major war effort. That has always been the answer when the FIAT Model starts to break down. Just in case you do not know, America is based upon the FIAT monitary system, and she has always conducts a major war effort to try to get ourselves out of debt.
History has shown this time and time again.
When we could not fix our debt in the 1800's, we had the civil war. When we could not fix our debt in the 1930's we went to war. This is why I say that the odds are very good that we will go to war. Odds are also good that we will ramp up our military machine and go to war with Iran.
If we do not go to war, then we will continue to try to spend our way out, which we all know that is a dead end street that will result in entering a sever depression / hyperinflation even quicker. 
Austerity Measures are coming to America, we have been officially warned by John Boehner and no matter what, it will be carried out and we will feel the pain. To which direction we take, will be seen.
Will they send our young men and women across the sea to shed their innocent blood to pay for the banksters and Wall Street exececutives massive greed?
Will they just sacrifice America on the pire of Mammon and let this nation sink into third world status wiping out the middle class and stealing just about every bit of wealth the American people have built.
Both of these senarios will send this nation into an "econimic winter" where not much growth and great hardship will take place.
I have to be honest and say that there are times I do not relish the job God has given me. I know that many people are excited with the turnout of the elections and I know am raining on their parade, being doom and gloom and seem to always be pointing out the negative.
But I am a Watchman, called upon by God. I have got to sound the warning, the fire is in my bones. But not only that, the blood of the innocent will be upon my hands if I stand silent.
Scripture says...
Ezekiel 33:6-7  But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand. 7  So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me.
Therefore, I must sound the alarm.
So what does the road look like possibly ahead?
We will probably see a "positive bump" in the markets, things will seem to be doing well. As a matter of fact the markets are reacting in the positive these last few weeks because "stock prices" are up. What they fail to see is that they are up due to inflation. In other words it is taking more dollars to purchase the stock than it did say a month or so ago.
The stock prices are not going up, the buying power of the dollar is going down. Don't believe me, look at the price of gold - $1,396.50. Gold and silver has consistantly been going up since July.
If a positive speed bump takes place, we may see the price of gold and silver drop for a bit(if it does, buy silver). This will be the calm before the storm. Things will seem to be rosy, but it will be only for a season. We will still have the same problems, same issues and the same gigantic mountainous debt facing us. Then the tide will change and we will see massive inflation take place in just a matter of days.
What do we do?
We need to be doing all that we can to prepare our selves spiritually, mentally and physically for the sake of the Gospel. Many will be hurting and need the hope that we have to offer in Jesus Christ our Lord.
If you have not protected your wealth, then I would start finding mediums of wealth to purchase like silver. If a drop comes, that will be the time to purchase silver, it will skyrocket after that.
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It is up to those of us who are the laymen who must be ready. Many of The pastors and shepherds have let us down, seeking approval of the world, instead of standing with the Word of God.
I believe God is seperating the wheat from the chaff. He is calling laymen to be ready for service. We must be ready to stand with boldness and credibility and to not be burdened as to where our next meal comes from or where to lay our head. We have been good stewards and we have prepared for the coming storm.
Finally, I leave you with the following...
Ephesians 6:13  Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

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INCLUDES - Gold and Silver Tracking File - must have excel

JUST RELEASED - Broadband Version / International

This is a reduced file that you can view on your computer. The screen size of this file is 320x280. You will NOT receive a DVD. You are paying for only the video file.

If you live outside the US, you can purchase this file as well and it will play on your computer. Please note though that the file sizes are rather large
The file format is WV or Windows Media file, the file size is 164 Mb. 
COST = $15.00 (US)
INCLUDES - Gold and Silver Tracking File - must have excel