It is said that “Love conquers all.” Jesus proved that to be true.
I can’t even imagine how hard life must of been for Jesus, not only because he was the only person that didn’t sin, but also with all those different Hindu deities, let alone all those false gods like Baal, Asherah and the rest.
How He must have felt since He came down as Your son for the purpose of saving the world; letting everyone know of You, the only true God.
Since Jesus was a person just like us, He had the same feelings and emotions. He wasn’t doing a great job of convincing people of the truth, well He was, but people are ignorant.
I try and imagine how He must have felt? Because even though He is who He is, while He was here He was one of us and probably felt like a failure, that He had let You down.
Aside from that, He was not looking forward to being crucified, who in their right mind would? Jesus even told You He didn’t want to do it, but He did it. He did it for You and mainly for us:
“And he was withdrawn from them about a stone’s cast, and kneeled down and prayed,
Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.
And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.
And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground” (Lk 24:41-44).
I think most people that are into Hinduism, Buddhism, or whatever are involved with that cult there is no threat. You are the only one that threatens to destroy us if we don’t walk with You.
Therefore, I think they have this idea that if they don’t believe in You then You can’t hurt them. It’s kind of like when we were kids, if we couldn’t see something we didn’t believe it was there.
I know You are there and I thank You daily for all that You do, but I mostly thank You for forgiving my sins. And I know my friend Curt does too because he was a horrible person until You answered the phone when he called.
This is the last chapter of Ezekiel so…
The Division of the Land
1 Now these are the names of the tribes. From the north end to the coast of the way of Hethlon, as one goeth to Hamath, Hazar-enan, the border of Damascus northward, to the coast of Hamath; for these are his sides east and west; a portion for Dan.
“Dan” – occupies its historical location as the northernmost tribe. Dan was born to Rachel’s maidservant Bilhaha (Gen 35:25).
2 And by the border of Dan, from the east side unto the west side, a portion for Asher.
“Asher” – born to Leah’s maidservant Zilpah (Gen 35:26). The tribes descended from maidservants were placed farthest from the sanctuary.
3 And by the border of Asher, from the east side even unto the west side, a portion for Naphtali.
“Naphtali” – born to Rachel’s maidservant Bilhah.
4 And by the border of Naphtali, from the east side unto the west side, a portion for Manasseh.
“Manasseh” – see note on 47:13.
5 And by the border of Manasseh, from the east side unto the west side, a portion for Ephraim.
“Ephraim” – see note on 47:13.
6 And by the border of Ephraim, from the east side even unto the west side, a portion for Reuben.
“Reuben” – Leah’s firstborn (Gen 29:31).
7 And by the border of Reuben, from he east side unto the west side, a portion for Judah.
“Judah” – son of Leah (Gen 35:23) he had the most prestigious place, bordering the central holy portion, because his robe was given the Messianic promise (Gen 49:8-12).
8 And by the border of Judah, from the east side unto the west side, shall be the offering which ye shall offer of five and twenty thousand reeds in breadth, and in length as one of the other parts, from the east side unto the west side: and the sanctuary shall be in the midst of it.
9 The oblation that ye shall offer unto the LORD shall be of five and twenty thousand in length, and of ten thousand in breadth.
10 And for them, even for the priests, shall be this holy oblation; toward the north five and twenty thousand in length, and toward the west ten thousand in breadth, and toward the east ten thousand in breadth, and toward the south five and twenty thousand in length: and the sanctuary of the LORD shall be in the midst thereof.
11 It shall be for the priests that are sanctified of the sons of Zadok; which have kept my charge, which went not astray when the children of Israel went astray, as the Levites went astray.
12 And this oblation of the land that is offered shall be unto them a thing most holy by the border of the Levites.
13 And over against the border of the priests the Levites shall have five and twenty thousand in length, and ten thousand in breadth: all the length shall be five and twenty thousand, and the breadth ten thousand.
14 And they shall not sell of it, neither exchange, nor alienate the first fruits of the land: for it is holy unto the LORD.
15 And the five thousand, that are left in the breadth over against the five and twenty thousand, shall be a profane place for the city, for dwelling, and for suburbs: and the city shall be in the midst thereof.
16 And these shall be the measures thereof; the north side four thousand and five hundred, and the south side four thousand and five hundred, and on the east side four thousand and five hundred, and the west side four thousand and five hundred.
17 And the suburbs of the city shall be toward the north two hundred and fifty, and toward the south two hundred and fifty, and toward the east two hundred and fifty, and toward the west two hundred and fifty.
18 And the residue in length over against the oblation of the holy portion shall be ten thousand eastward, and ten thousand westward: and it shall be over against the oblation of the holy portion; and the increase thereof shall be for food unto them that serve the city.
19 And they that serve the city shall serve it out of all the tribes of Israel.
20 All the oblation shall be five and twenty thousand by five and twenty thousand: ye shall offer the holy oblation foursquare, with the possession of the city.
21 And the residue shall be for the prince, on the one side and on the other of the holy oblation, and of the possession of the city, over against the five and twenty thousand of the oblation toward the east border, and westward over against the five and twenty thousand toward the west border, over against the portions for the prince: and it shall be the holy oblation; and the sanctuary of the house shall be in the midst thereof.
22 Moreover from the possession of the Levites, and from the possession of the city, being in the midst of that which is the prince’s, between the border of Judah and the border of Benjamin, shall be for the prince.
23 As for the rest of the tribes, from the east side unto the west side, Benjamin shall have a portion.
“Benjamin” – Rachel’s son (Gen 35:24).
24 And by the border of Benjamin, from the east side unto the west side, Simeon shall have a portion.
“Simeon” – Leah’s son (Gen 35:23).
25 And by the border of Simeon, from the east side unto the west side, Issachar a portion.
“Issachar” – Leah’s son (Gen 35:23).
26 And by the border of Issachar, from the east side unto the west side, Zebulun a portion.
“Zebulun” – Leah’s son (Gen 35:23).
27 And by the border of Zebulun, from the east side unto the west side, Gad a portion.
“Gad” – son of Ziplah, Leah’s maid.
28 And by the border of Gad, at the south side southward, the border shall be even from Tamar unto the waters of strife in Kadesh, and to the river toward the great sea.
29 This is the land which ye shall divide by lot unto the tribes of Israel for inheritance, and these are their portions, saith the Lord GOD.
30 And these are the goings out of the city on the north side, four thousand and five hundred measures.
31 And the gates of the city shall be after the names of the tribes of Israel: three gates northward; one gate of Reuben, one gate of Judah, one gate of Levi.
“Reuben…Judah…Levi” – the three most influential tribes – Reuben, the firstborn; Judah, the Messianic tribe; Levi, the tribe of the priesthood – had gates together on the north side. Since Levi was included in this list, Joseph represented Ephraim and Manasseh if order to keep the number at 12. For the gates cf. Rev 21:12-14.
32 And at the east side four thousand and five hundred: and three gates; and one gate of Joseph, one gate of Benjamin, one gate of Dan.
33 And at the south side four thousand and five hundred measures: and three gates; one gate of Simeon, one gate of Issachar, one gate of Zebulun.
34 At the west side four thousand and five hundred, with their three gates; one gate of Gad, one gate of Asher, one gate of Naphtali.
35 It was round about eighteen thousand measures: and the name of the city from that day shall be, The LORD is there.
Ancient Man’s Cults, Sects, and Religions:
Among the oldest religions of the world, Hinduism provides an important theological background for many cults and sects that have arisen in the West in the recent past. These include the Vedanta Society, Iskcon, Transcendental Meditation, the New Age Movement, individual personality cults like Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, and so on.
Philosophically and foundationally, the essence of Hinduism is that all reality is one and that all of the diversity in the cosmos is ultimately reduced to a monism.
Hinduism in present-day India and the diaspora is traced back to three influences. The first is the Indo- European, dating from c. 1500 B.C.-500 B.C. These Aryan peoples, coming from the steppes of Russia and Central Asia, swept the Indian peninsula, bringing with them their religion known as Vedism.
The second influence came from neighboring Iranian tribes, whose native languages were mingled with the Sanskrit language of the Aryan invaders.
The third influence came from the religious ideas endemic to India itself.
Hindu history is generally divided into four periods. A pre-Vedic period dating back as far as 3000 B.C.- 1500 B.C. featured animism, practiced by the natives of the Indus Valley. Here, the Harappa culture developed the cult of the goddess and the bull.
The greatest contribution of this period is the many artifacts left behind that have enabled archaeologists to piece together its basic history.
The second period, the Vedic, was marked, as already stated, by the Aryan invasions. But unlike the pre-Vedic period, the Vedic did not produce a vast storehouse of material artifacts. Its greatest treasure was its literary contribution, the Rigveda.
Its 1,028 hymns were composed over several centuries. This period is the one in which the intense polytheism of Hinduism underwent its greatest development. Another important aspect of modem Hindu life, the caste system, emerged during this period.
This system of classifying individuals into castes is vocational and related to skin color. The Rigveda speaks of five social castes:
(1) The brahmins—the priestly-scholarly caste;
(2) The ksha- triyas—the warrior-soldier caste;
(3) The vaishyas— the agricultural and merchant caste;
(4) The sudras— the peasant and servant caste;
(5) The hariyan—the outcasts or “untouchables.
Over time these castes underwent thousands of subdivisions. The top of the social scale remains the brahmins, while the very bottom is still the “untouchables.” Untouchables were regarded as less than human and were treated as such.
Even though Mahatma Gandhi succeeded in enacting social reform to outlaw “untouchability” in 1949, psychologically and spiritually it is still embraced in villages in India, especially in southern India.
The third period of Hindu history is called Upanishad period, which began around 700 B.C. Upanishad means literally “to sit at the feet of.” It was during this phase that Hinduism underwent its greatest transformation toward what it is today.
The “this-worldly” character of the Vedic period with its superhuman deities was transformed into an “other-worldly” orientation. Asceticism and the doctrine of reincarnation were developed in this period, as was the rise of the teacher/student or guru/disciple relationship on an intensely spiritual level.
Those released from the cycle of rebirth (moksha) instructed others in the disciplines necessary to undergo good karma in order to receive total enlightenment themselves.
The Upanishad period was a time of rebellion against the rituals of the Vedic era. Devotees willingly forsook the authority of the brahmins to follow a guru who could show the way out of rebirth (Isamsara).
Gautama Buddha is a prime example of a nonorthodox ascetic who could instruct one in the path of enlightenment. His path led to the major world religion of Buddhism. The third century B.C. saw the spread of Buddhism in India through the influence of the Mauryan ruler Asoka, who also maintained a favorable attitude toward Hinduism.
The fourth era of Hindu history began approximately in the 2nd century B.C. and went on through the 2nd century A.D. During this time, the Vedanic texts underwent a revival. The god, Brahma, rose to a place of hegemony over the lesser gods.
However, a more significant god, Lord Krishna, one of 10 incarnations of Vishnu, becomes the dominant deity of Hinduism. Also, the god Siva—the creator, preserver, and destroyer of the universe—became the third important deity referred to in Hindu lore at this time.
The Bhagavad Gita is one of the most popular of all Hindu texts. The poem is a prolonged discourse between the warrior Arjuna and his charioteer, Krishna.
Arjuna decides not to kill his own kinsmen in battle, whereon Krishna proceeds to exhort him to forsake personal feelings and do what is right (dharma). The overarching motif in the Bhagavad Gita is intense spiritual devotion, an idea most prevalent in Hinduism to this day.
Hinduism and its counterpart, Buddhism, went on to make a tremendous impact in Asia, while Christianity transformed the West. In the 4th through the 8th centuries A.D., a popularization of Hinduism took place in the writings known as the Puranas.
They comprise an anthology of Hindu literature, summarizing the three gods of the Hindu trinity, Brahma, Vishnu, and Siva, as well as all of the major ideas of the religion. The Puranas became the text of the common people.
The 1st centuries A.D. also saw the development of multiplicity of cults and sects exalting various deities, including Shakti, the mother goddess; Skanda, the son of Sava; Surya, the sun god; Lakshmi, goddess of fortune and consort of Vishnu; and hundreds of others.
The paradox of Hinduism was its ability to adapt itself to a mass polytheism while simultaneously advancing monotheistic tendencies.
A brief examination of key facets of Hindu doctrine accompanied by comparisons to Christianity.
The heart of Hinduism lies in its conception of God, reality, and humankind’s relationship and affinity to that reality. Its fundamental conception is that Brahman is the all-encompassing principle of intimacy. It is a manifested in all creation, both animate and inanimate, as a lower vibration of the ultimate higher spirit Brahman.
Christianity teaches that God created the world ex nihilo (“out of nothing”). An oft-repeated aphorism from the Sanskrit captures the contrast of Hinduism: navastuno vastusiddhih (“out of nothing nothing can come”). A helpful illustration of how the Hindu views God’s involvement in creation was provided by a Christian missionary to India, S. H. Kellogg.
If I go into a dark room and see a rope which I mistake for a snake, the rope is the cause of the appearance of that snake; even so, when I see the world, which seems to everyone to be other than God, yet is really That One, I must say that God is the cause of what appears to me to be a world.
Karma, Reincarnation, and Salvation
The central loci of Hindu thought are the doctrines of atman, Brahman, and karma. Karma is the law of retributive justice, whereby one’s actions and deeds result in release (moksha) from a previous birth to a higher or lower rebirth in the cycle of reincarnation, depending on deeds done in a previous existence.
The soul (atman) is caught up in this wandering process (samsara), the end of which results in atman and Brahman becoming identified. Continuous bad karma results in rebirth into lower life-forms.
The devout Hindu works toward the escape from rebirth, while the Christian seeks the rebirth.
Eighty percent of the Hindu population in the world are Vaishvavites, while the remainder are members of Hindu reform movements or neo-Hindu sects, the most important of them being the arya-samaj.
The influence of Hinduism in the West, particularly in America, was far-reaching during the 20th century and on into the 21st. Americans continue to explore and embrace the ideals of this fascinating religion in a variety of expressions especially adapted to the West.
…we’ll go into the Book of Daniel, which talks a lot about the end of the world.
That’s really sad that so many people believe in so much nonsense. Those that believe in The New Age, The Secret, Scientology, and things are definitely not only stupid, but very, very vain.
I never really thought about it, but I see that The New Age really isn’t new, that Ancient Man more-or-less preached the same thing, so I want to take a look at…
The River From the Temple
1 Afterward he brought me again unto the door of the house; and, behold, waters issued out from under the threshold of the house eastward: for the forefront of the house stood toward the east, and the waters came down from under from the right side of the house, at the south side of the altar.
2 Then brought he me out of the way of the gate northward, and led me about the way without unto the utter gate by the way that looketh eastward; and, behold, there ran out waters on the right side.
3 And when the man that had the line in his hand went forth eastward, he measured a thousand cubits, and he brought me through the waters; the waters were to the ankles.
4 Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through the waters; the waters were to the knees. Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through; the waters were to the loins.
5 Afterward he measured a thousand; and it was a river that I could not pass over: for the waters were risen, waters to swim in, a river that could not be passed over.
6 And he said unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen this? Then he brought me, and caused me to return to the brink of the river.
7 Now when I had returned, behold, at the bank of the river were very many trees on the one side and on the other.
8 Then said he unto me, These waters issue out toward the east country, and go down into the desert, and go into the sea: which being brought forth into the sea, the waters shall be healed.
”The desert” – Arabah, the waterless region between Jerusalem and the Dead Sea (i.e.,
part of the Jordan Valley).
“Shall be healed” – figurative for “become fresh.” That this lowest (1,300 feet below sea level) and saltiest (25%) body of water in the world should sustain such an abundance of life indicates the wonderful renewing power of this “river of water of life” (Rev 22:1).
9 And it shall come to pass, that everything that liveth, which moveth, whithersoever the rivers shall come, shall live: and there shall be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters shall come thither: for they shall be healed; and everything shall live whither the river cometh.
“Everything…shall live” – overtones of Gen 1:20-21 point to a new creation.
10 And it shall come to pass, that the fishers shall stand upon it from En-gedi even unto En-eglaim; they shall be a place to spread forth nets; their fish shall be according to their kinds, as the fish of the great sea, exceeding many.
“En-gedi” – means “soring of the goat”; a strong spring midway along the western side of the Dead Sea.
“En-eglaim” – means “spring of the two calves.” It is possibly Ain Feshkha, at the north-western corner of the Dead Sea, thou some suggest a location on the east bank.
“The great sea” – the Mediterranean.
11 But the miry places thereof and the marshes thereof shall not be healed; they shall be given to salt.
12 And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine.
“New fruit…according to his months” – a marvelous extension of the promises in 34:27, 36:30 (see Amos 9:13).
13 Thus saith the Lord GOD; This shall be the border, whereby ye shall inherit the land according to the twelve tribes of Israel: Joseph shall have two portions.
“Joseph shall have two portions” – since the tribe of Levi received none, Ephraim and Manasseh, Joseph’s sons adopted by Jacob each received an allotment.
14 And ye shall inherit it, one as well as another: concerning the which I lifted up mine hand to give it unto your fathers: and this land shall fall unto you for inheritance.
“Which I lifted up my hand to give” – a reference to the covenant made with Abraham (Gen 15:9-21).
15 And this shall be the border of the land toward the north side, from the great sea, the way of Hethlon, as men go to Zedad;
“This shall be the border” – approximates Israel’s borders at the time of David and Solomon, except that the region across the Jordan is not included, which was never within the boundaries of the promised land proper.
“Way of Heth-lon” – probably situated on the Mediterranean coast, somewhere in present-day Lebanon.
“To Zedad” – or “past Lebo Hamath to Zedad.” Lebo probably doesn’t mean “entrance,” but should be identified with modern Lebweh, about 15 miles northeast of Baalbek and 20 miles southwest of Kadesh on the Orontes River, near Riblah.
At one time Lebo must have served as a fortress guarding the southern route to Hamath. Perhaps the phrase should be translated “Lebo of Hamath.” It is often referred to in scripture as the northern limit of Israel.
Zedad is mentioned in Num 34:8 as one of the landmarks on the northern border of Israel as promised by Moses and restated here.
16 Hamath, Berothah, Sibraim, which is between the border of Damascus and the border of Hamath; Hazar-hatticon, which is by the coast of Hauran.
“Berothah” – probably to be identified with the Berothai of 2 Sam 8:8, but otherwise unknown.
“Sibraim” – location unknown, probably the Sepharvaim of 2 Kgs 17:24, 18:34.
“Damascus” – capital of Aram (Syria); according to v. 17 it was included in Israel.
“Hamath” – a city about 120 miles north of Damascus on the Orontes River.
“Hazer-hatticon” – means “the middle enclosure.” Its location is unknown, but it is possibly the same as Hazar-enan in v. 17.
17 And the border from the sea shall be Hazar-enan, the border of Damascus, and the north northward, and the border of Hamath. And this is the north side.
18 And the east side ye shall measure from Hauran, and from Damascus, and from Gilead, and from the land of Israel by Jordan, from the border unto the east sea. And this is the east side.
“east sea” – the Dead Sea.
19 And the south side southward, from Tamar even to the waters of strife in Kadesh, the river to the great sea. And this is the south side southward.
“Waters of strife in Kadesh” – a district about 50 miles south of Beer-sheba, identified with Kadesh-barnea in Num 34:4.
“The river” – the Wadi el-Arish, a deeply cut riverbed with seasonal flow that runs from Sinai north-northwest until it enters the Mediterranean, 50 miles south of Gaza. It marked the southernmost extremity of Solomon’s kingdom.
20 The west side also shall be the great sea from the border, till a man come over against Hamath. This is the west side.
21 So shall ye divide this land unto you according to the tribes of Israel.
22 And it shall come to pass, that ye shall divide it by lot for an inheritance unto you, and to the strangers that sojourn among you, which shall beget children among you: and they shall be unto you as born in the country among the children of Israel; they shall have inheritance with you among the tribes of Israel.
23 And it shall come to pass, that in what tribe the stranger sojourneth, there shall ye give him his inheritance, saith the Lord GOD.
The New Age Movement
The New Age Movement stands out because it is not represented by any one particular organization, institution, sect, or cult. No matter that they call themselves, and no matter what factors are included in their belief, they all promote idolatry = hell.
Thou shalt have no other gods before me (Ex 20:3).
When these people look for an answer to the creation of mankind would accept Darwin’s Theory of Evolution.
The amount of literature classified as being new age is voluminous. The 1970s through 1990s saw a phenomenal growth in advocates, literature, and interest in New Age Movement ideology. Many have attempted to define it and, indeed, have offered a variety of definitions and/or models.
During the heyday of the countercultural revolution in the 1970s, a new social order began to emerge. A basic redefinition of morality and a genuine “translation of values” was underway. This was, for such countercultural ideologies, the beginning of the “Age of Aquarius.”
The “God is dead” movement of the 1960s had descended from the ivory towers of theological reflection within the university divinity schools, religion departments, and seminaries onto the streets.
It was not so much a theology as it was a general attitude that was ripe for the shaping by such other intellectual movements as “existentialism, Marxism, evolution, the theology of hope, and process theology.
On the one hand, by the 1960s many felt the Judeo-Christian heritage had lost its ability to continue to furnish a viable model to shape Western civilization as it had done so successfully for centuries.
But on the other hand, the dispassionate “science” of secular humanism, which had replaced it decades prior, was equally distasteful and unacceptable to a society in desperate quest for a spiritual dimension to life that science failed to provide.
Since Christianity was no longer an option with its “prescientific” cosmology, and because secular humanism had virtually robbed Western civilization of the divine dimension to life, the time was ripe for the discovery of a new approach. The gaze turned eastward.
Eastern religion, embodied for the most part within Hinduism had already been introduced to the West in the previous century. The Vedanta Society was among the first to establish itself in the United States in the 1890s.
Other influential movements, Eastern in orientation, were being cultivated even before the advent of Swami Vivekananda; transcendentalism, spearheaded by Thoreau; the Theosophical Society (see Theosophy), co-founded by Helen Blavatsky and Henry Steel Olcott; and Spiritualism all constituted a new order of thinking in the Christianized Western world.
These became the seedbed for the New Age “explosion” that took place in the 1970s. According to J. Gordon Melton,
By that year , Eastern teachers had opened ashrams and centers and books had been published representing the various strains of new age concern. … East-West Journal, possibly the first national periodical to focus the issues of the New Age Movement, was begun by a Boston macrobiotic community, and the first popular book representative of the movement appeared: Be Here Now by Baba Ram Dass.
There are no doctrinal formulations that are drawn up as constituting official New Age dogma. An understanding of what qualifies as being New Age thinking is essential.
The most helpful way of defining the New Age Movement, and perhaps the most accurate, is to see it as being a “network” of organizations or, to coin the phrase of New Agers Jessica Lipnack and Jeffrey Stamps, a metanetwork of organizations that are autonomous, yet bound together.
Networks are composed of self-reliant and autonomous participants – people and organizations who simultaneously function as independent “wholes” and as interdependent “parts.”
Groups Within the Network
The New Ager believes that the plurality in the cosmos is derived from an ultimate and single source. All diversity flows out from a uniform and divine energy. In The Turning Point (1982), New Age author and physicist Fritjof Capra attempts to point out that the basic malady of the human race is that it has been unable to discern the basic unity of all reality.
Monism quite naturally leads to pantheism. For New Agers, “God” is an ultimate principle that is identified with the universe. God is all and all is God. The only quest, then, is for humanity to discover and tap the knowledge of the divine that resides within each person.
This is the same bull that the devil had fed Eve:
“…in the day ye eat thereof, they your eyes shall be opened and ye shall be as gods…” (Gen 3:5).
Separation from God is separation from a conscious or psychological cognition of divinity that resides within the entirety of nature. Therefore, every person must choose a sadhana, or path, through which he or she will undergo a transformation that will eventually yield such knowledge of the divine.
Reincarnation and Karma
For many, this sadhana may require more than one lifetime to fulfill. Therefore, the New Ager believes in concepts of reincarnation and karma, derived directly from Hinduism. Virtually all New Agers embrace the notion that good and bad karma will result in retributive justice (punishment or reward) as persons are cast on the wheel of rebirth.
In reality, the Catholic Church is the New Age, but they’ve been practicing it from the very beginning. You will never hear the Catholics advertise reincarnation or karma, but they preach that we will all go to purgatory and pay for our sins = reincarnation and karma.
Pope Francis has gone so far as to promise that if you will follow him on Twitter he will guarantee that you will spend less time in purgatory.
Since discovery of the inner divinity is the ultimate goal of the New Ager, and because monism is the basic theological framework on which the New Age is based there is really only one religion.
All diverse religions the world are simply alternate paths to the same goal. The New Ager believes that he or she is able to transcend the limited scope of the particular world religions. This is because too many religions are based on propositional truths expressed in creedal formulations and are therefore limited to language and cognition.
Here we are talking about the world religion, i.e., One World Order.
Whichever path an individual chooses, several goals loom on the horizon. The first is “personal transformation.” This entails undergoing a personal mystical psychic experience that will usually result in a paradigm shift from an “old world” belief system to a realization of “New Age” or “Aquarian” beliefs.
The day before yesterday we talked about Brain Implants and yesterday about Obamacare and it is my belief that they are the foundation of the One World Religion.
The first in this transformational process is to embrace the monistic worldview. Again, this does not come through cognition of propositional truths or creedal formulations, but rather through mystical experience.
Many will all be entertained by this mystical experience, i.e., the devil himself:
“And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast….” (Rev 13:12-14).
Several important movements come into view that, finding their places on the “network,” contribute greatly to the transformation process within individuals. These are the holistic health movement, the consciousness movement, and the human potential movement.
a. Holistic Health Movement
Transformation involves healing. New Agers, however, are generally not avid fans of the medical industry. Traditional medical practices advocated by the American Medical Association are deemed “unnatural.”
In their place new models for healing have been explored. The basic premise of the holistic health movement is that human beings deserve to be treated as real persons, not merely physical bodies having diseases of various sorts.
I guarantee the devil disagrees with that and where will these new models of healing come from? I’m sure the devil will create many different organizations throughout the world and in time they will merge. But the primary one in the United States will be ACORN.
b. The Consciousness Movement
Strictly speaking, there is no organized “consciousness movement.” The phrase is used to more accurately describe the collective efforts of organizations and people within the “network” to bring about a greater realization of New Age ideals.
Important advocates of this enterprise included Timothy Leary (1920-1996) was an American psychologist and writer, known for his advocacy of psychedelic drug and Richard Alpert (1931-), was an American psychologist and after an experience of “human consciousness” he collaborated with Timothy Leary and others, to pursue intensive research with psilocybin, LSD-25, and other psychedelic chemicals.
The use of hallucinogenic drugs, hypnosis, and the like are important elements in achieving altered states of consciousness. And that is one thing our government is very interested in. And according to a CIA hypnotist:
Individuals could be taught to do anything including murder, suicide, etc.
c. Human Potential Movement
A third important aspect of the “transformation” process is the so-called human potential movement. Perhaps more than any other single contributing factor, the human potential movement has made the greatest inroads in the spread of New Age ideals throughout Western culture.
Douglas Groothuis observes,
Ranging from the low key pop- psychology of transactional analysis (‘I’m OK, You’re OK’) to the myriad of encounter groups begun by Carl Rogers, the movement stressed human goodness and potential.
Associated with the human potential movement is the concept of visualization. Thoughts and consciousness are considered superior to the material world. Therefore a person can think into reality things that they would like to have, such as a new car or a prosperous life.
“The Secret,” by Rhonda Byrne promotes that foolish idea. I have no information to say whether she is an evil person or not, but I doubt that she is. I believe that she just wrote what she believed or found a way to make money and wrote about it. Her book has been translated in 46 languages and sold 19 million copies.
Yet, imagine how many people she has, possibly unknowingly, led away from God? And she will pay a heavy price. Not meaning she’s going to hell, God will forgive anyone, but either way, she will pay a heavy price for what she did for His name’s sake.
Coupled with, yet beyond the goal of, personal transformation is the New Age goal of planetary transformation. Because nature is viewed as being an aspect of the One, the earth is the single most important entity on which life is sustained.
The Gaia hypothesis basically asserts that the earth is itself a living organism. Consequently, the New Age vision is a collective assimilation of ideas gathered around a religio-socio-political consciousness.
New Agers favor a political platform in which issues concerning the environment are hegemonic.
Pollution coming from the discharge of industrial waste, nuclear radiation, carbon monoxide from automobile exhaust, acid rain, chemical insecticides, destruction of wetlands, and so on are of paramount concern to those caught up in the all-important New Age ideal of a paradigm shift toward planetary consciousness.
And of course these types of people may also get involved with Astral Worship/Astrology God created the sun, moon, stars, etc. to show us His power, that we can trust Him.
“For I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained” (Ps 8:3).
“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handiwork” (Ps 19:1).
We are not supposed to worship them, only Him are we to worship, but the devil uses them to deceive us.
“Thus saith the LORD, learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them” (Jer 10:2).
Who are the heathens? The New Agers and anyone that worships anything buy God.
New Age Eschatology
Early forerunners to the New Age Movement had envisioned the coming of a world leader or great avatar who would herald the dawning of the New Age. In the early 1980s New Age spokesman Benjamin Creme attracted much attention in the media by announcing that the Christ would appear in the person of Lord Maitreya.
Jesus warned us of this happening, but the above incident is not even the beginning of the ice breakers, but it’s coming.
“For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ: and shall deceive many” (Matt 24:5).
One must distinguish carefully between New Age popularizers and intellectuals. The latter are those whose abstract writings and technical conceptualizations have been translated into pragmatic and popular marching orders for the prevailing (predominantly Western) culture.
Because the expressed goal of the New Age Movement is to realize the ultimate oneness of reality, it is surprising that the whole spectrum of knowledge is being retooled and rethought in terms of a major paradigm shift.
Instead of viewing knowledge as being diverse and multi-varied, the New Age Movement seeks to bring all the fields of knowledge under a single monistic canopy, fully united and integrated.
Along with the philosophers and theorists of the New Age, there are a host of popularizers. One of these has been Shirley MacLaine, whose autobiography, Out on a Limb, became an instant bestseller.
ABC aired a five-hour program on MacLaine’s newfound spirituality. Her writings have won thousands of converts to her cause.
Despite all of her success, MacLaine herself seems disillusioned by her role as a popular New Age leader. In several interviews with popular magazines, she has expressed regret that her interest in the New Age Movement has won her the status of guru.
She disavows such a role or status and longs for her older role as simply an actress or stage performer. Her books, however, are still being read by countless devotees.
She obviously got the message, the message that she was preaching against God.
New Age Communities
This volume makes reference to numerous groups that may properly be classified as either New Age in and of themselves or as ascribing to ideals that are New Age in content.
And God will destroy all of them and their members:
“Love not the world neither the things that are in the world…
For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life…
And the world passeth away and the lust thereof… “(1 Jn 2:15-17).
Some of the major New Age themes have been noted above. What follows is a brief examination of some of the major points and how they differ from a traditional Christian world and life view.
As already discussed, the New Age Movement embraces the concept of monism, which leads quite readily into pantheism. Therefore, the New Ager does not conceptualize God for what He is.
Christ and Salvation
For the New Ager believes that even though he or she evolved from physical things, there is at the same time a spiritual nature that is called the “higher self.” The New Ager often refers to this higher self as being the “Christ” within.
Because in the New Age Movement there is no transcendent God separate from creation, it follows that there is no conception of sin as being rebellion against such a transcendent being. Sin is simply “ignorance” of one’s own inner potential.
Virtually every religion in human history advances notions concerning death. In the modem world, among “a-religious” secular humanists, death is the end or cessation of life. There is no “life beyond life” or no transcendent Creator who will be met on “the other side.”
The imminence of utopia is a common theme those who announce that the age of Aquarius is here. The time will soon arrive when global famine, the threat of nuclear warfare, the destruction of environment, drugs, AIDS, crime, and so on will end and the “New Age” will fully realize itself.
In the beginning of the twenty-first century, much of what has been “new” about the New Age has now become dated. Newer nomenclature has become more fashionable. The name “New Age” itself is no longer used by ardent devotees.
More in vogue is the term “spirituality,” or “new spirituality.” It is a “do-it-your- self ” form of religion well adapted to the postmodern world, where an inquiry into truth is utterly abandoned a long with Jesus Christ.
Thursday, the 2nd, I had talked about Paul Harvey and what he said he would do if he was the devil and all that he said the devil has done. Do you think he came up with all that on his own, or may God was forewarning us, as Jesus did in Matthews 24.
We would never know for certain what that chip might be able to do, so there is no way I would take it. As far as we know it could remove our memories entirely and feed us with lies, like Obama isn’t a traitor or Bush is a Christian or Hillary isn’t guilty of Benghazi or CNN is honest or the devil is the true God.
No way would I take it, they can imprison me, whip me, starve me to death, or whatever, there is no one can take my heart away from Jesus Christ.
The Freemasons was one of Ancient Man’s cults, and I still want to look at some others, but right now, since we’re talking about how evil and wicked our government is, I would like to know more about…
The Work of the Prince and the People
1 Thus saith the Lord GOD; The gate of the inner court that looketh toward the east shall be shut the six working days; but on the Sabbath it shall be opened, and in the day of the new moon it shall be opened.
2 And the prince shall enter by the way of the porch of that gate without, and shall stand by the post of the gate, and the priests shall prepare his burnt offering and his peace offerings, and he shall worship at the threshold of the gate: then he shall go forth; but the gate shall not be shut until the evening.
3 Likewise the people of the land shall worship at the door of this gate before the LORD in the Sabbaths and in the new moons.
4 And the burnt offering that the prince shall offer unto the LORD in the Sabbath day shall be six lambs without blemish, and a ram without blemish.
5 And the meat offering shall be an ephah for a ram, and the meat offering for the lambs as he shall be able to give, and an hin of oil to an ephah.
6 And in the day of the new moon it shall be a young bullock without blemish, and six lambs, and a ram: they shall be without blemish.
7 And he shall prepare a meat offering, an ephah for a bullock, and an ephah for a ram, and for the lambs according as his hand shall attain unto, and an hin of oil to an ephah.
8 And when the prince shall enter, he shall go in by the way of the porch of that gate, and he shall go forth by the way thereof.
9 But when the people of the land shall come before the LORD in the solemn feasts, he that entereth in by the way of the north gate to worship shall go out by the way of the south gate; and he that entereth by the way of the south gate shall go forth by the way of the north gate: he shall not return by the way of the gate whereby he came in, but shall go forth over against it.
10 And the prince in the midst of them, when they go in, shall go in; and when they go forth, shall go forth.
11 And in the feasts and in the solemnities the meat offering shall be an ephah to a bullock, and an ephah to a ram, and to the lambs as he is able to give, and an hin of oil to an ephah.
12 Now when the prince shall prepare a voluntary burnt offering or peace offerings voluntarily unto the LORD, one shall then open him the gate that looketh toward the east, and he shall prepare his burnt offering and his peace offerings, as he did on the Sabbath day: then he shall go forth; and after his going forth one shall shut the gate.
13 Thou shalt daily prepare a burnt offering unto the LORD of a lamb of the first year without blemish: thou shalt prepare it every morning.
14 And thou shalt prepare a meat offering for it every morning, the sixth part of an ephah, and the third part of an hin of oil, to temper with the fine flour; a meat offering continually by a perpetual ordinance unto the LORD.
15 Thus shall they prepare the lamb, and the meat offering, and the oil, every morning for a continual burnt offering.
16 Thus saith the Lord GOD; If the prince give a gift unto any of his sons, the inheritance thereof shall be his sons’; it shall be their possession by inheritance.
17 But if he give a gift of his inheritance to one of his servants, then it shall be his to the year of liberty; after it shall return to the prince: but his inheritance shall be his sons’ for them.
18 Moreover the prince shall not take of the people’s inheritance by oppression, to thrust them out of their possession; but he shall give his sons inheritance out of his own possession: that my people be not scattered every man from his possession.
19 After he brought me through the entry, which was at the side of the gate, into the holy chambers of the priests, which looked toward the north: and, behold, there was a place on the two sides westward.
20 Then said he unto me, This is the place where the priests shall boil the trespass offering and the sin offering, where they shall bake the meat offering; that they bear them not out into the utter court, to sanctify the people.
21 Then he brought me forth into the utter court, and caused me to pass by the four corners of the court; and, behold, in every corner of the court there was a court.
22 In the four corners of the court there were courts joined of forty cubits long and thirty broad: these four corners were of one measure.
23 And there was a row of building round about in them, round about them four, and it was made with boiling places under the rows round about.
24 Then said he unto me, These are the places of them that boil, where the ministers of the house shall boil the sacrifice of the people.
Is Obamacare the same as the Mark of the Beast? This is questionable, but very, very likely.
Before I say anything else you shouldn’t hate president Obama for Obamacare or for the Senate Healthcare bill HR3200 because he’s nothing but a puppet, I’ll show you further down where the evil minds truly are.
I don’t think we should hate President Obama for anything because it would be like hating a two-year-old child for not being able to spell. We should pity him and feel extremely sorry for him, I mean, look at what he had to marry.
Is Obamacare the beginning of our freedom? It easily could be, but nobody knows for certain.
Remember Y2K? I believe it threatened that on Jan 1, 2000 all computers would cease and it would be the end of the world, or something that. Either way, it raised a big stink but nothing happened, nothing at all.
I’m not saying Obamacare is the same, I’m saying that I don’t worry anymore about Obamacare then I did with Y2K.
The Internet is great for many things, but then you have a lot of nuts that just toss garbage on it and/or exaggerate. For example, Obamacare truly is an extremely long document, but how long? Some say 11,000 pages, and others say 20,000, that’s a big difference, can’t people count now days?
Below is supposedly what Obamacare says, but I didn’t read the document, these are just things I found in my research but I found the same information in more than two sites. Yet, that doesn’t mean all of these people have read it, they might just reporting it like I am.
Don’t give up your job, don’t give away all your money to some preaching lunatic, just live your life for Jesus Christ and be content with what you have:
“I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: everywhere and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to be abound and to suffer need.
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me (Phil 4:12-13).
Yet, Jesus did tell us to watch for the end time (Matt 24), which includes:
“And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six (Rev 13:16-18).
Page 22 – The government mandates the auditing of all books or all employers who self-insure.
Page 29, Lines 14-16 – Healthcare rationing, you can only receive so much “care” per year. $5,000 per single, $10,000 per family.
Page 30, section 123 – There will be a government committee that decides what treatments and benefits you receive.
Page 42 – The health choices commissioner will choose your healthcare benefits for you. You have no choice.
Page 50, section 152 – Healthcare will be provided to all non-United States citizens, illegal or otherwise.
Page 58 – The government will have real time access to individuals’ finances and a National I.D. Health card will be issued.
Page 59, lines 21-24 – The government will have direct access to your bank accounts for elective funds transfer.
Page 65, section 164 – this is a payoff subsidized plan for retirees and their families in Unions and Community organizations such as ACORN.
Page 72, lines 8-14 – The government is creating a healthcare exchange to bring private healthcare plans under government control
Page 84, section 203 – The government mandates all benefit packages for private healthcare plans in the exchange.
Page 85, line 7 – AARP members, your healthcare will be rationed.
Page 91, lines 4-7 – Government mandates linguistic appropriate services for translation for illegal aliens.
Page 95, lines 8-18 – The government will use groups like ACORN and AMERICORPS to sign up individually for government healthcare plan.
Page 102, lines 12-18 – Medicaid eligible individuals will be automatically enrolled in Medicaid. You have no choice.
Page 124, lines 24-25 – No company can sue the government on “price fixing” and there will be no “judicial review” against government monopoly.
Page 126, lines 22-25 – Employers must pay for healthcare for part time employees and their families.
Page 127, lines 1-16 – Doctors and the American Medical Association, the government will tell you how much money you can make.
Page 145, lines 15-17 – All employers must auto enroll employees into government plan. You have no choice.
Page 149, lines 16-25 – Any employer with a payroll of $400,000 and above who does not provide the government option will pay an 8% tax on all payrolls.
Page 150, lines 9-13 – Any employer with a payroll between $251,000 and $400,000 who does not provide the government option will pay a 2-6% tax on all payrolls.
Page 167 – Any individual who does not have acceptable healthcare according to the government will be taxed 2.5%.
Page 170, lines 1-3 – Any nonresident alien is exempt from individual taxes.
Page 195 – officers and employees of healthcare administration (government) will have access to all Americans Financial and personal records.
Page 203, lines 14-15 – The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax.
Page 239, lines 14-24 – The government will reduce physician services for Medicaid. The seniors, poor and low income will be very affected.
Page 241, lines 6-8 – All doctors no matter what specialty will be paid the same.
Page 253, lines 10-18 – The government will set the value of Doctor’s time and professional judgments. Literally the value of humans.
Page 265, section 1131 – The government mandates and controls productivity for private healthcare industries.
Page 268, section 1141 – The Federal Government regulates rental and purchase of power driven wheelchairs.
Page 272, section 1145 – Regarding treatment of certain cancer hospitals, cancer patients welcome to rationing.
Page 280, section 1151 – The government will penalize hospitals for what the government deems “preventable re-admission.”
Page 317, lines 13-20 – Prohibition on ownership/investment. The government tells doctors what and how much they can own.
Page 317-318, lines 21-25, 1-3 – Prohibition on expansion. The government mandates if hospitals can or cannot expand.
Page 321, lines 2-13 – Hospitals have opportunity to apply for exception but community input is required.
Page 335, lines 16-25 and Page 336-339 – The government mandates establishment of outcome based measures. Healthcare the way they want it, rationing.
Page 341, lines 3-9 – The government has authority to disqualify medical plans, HMO’s, etc. Forcing all into government healthcare plan.
Page 354, section 1177 – The government will restrict enrollment of special needs individuals.
Page 379, section 1191 – Government creates more bureaucracy, the Telehealth advisory committee.
Page 425, lines 4-12 – Government mandates “advanced care planning consultation.” Seniors will be interviewed every year for health issues and decisions made as to what care they can and cannot receive.
Page 425, lines 17-19 – The government will instruct and consult regarding living wills and durable powers of attorney. This is mandatory.
Page 425, lines 22-25 and Page 426, lines 1-3 – The government provides approved list of end of life resources, guiding you into death.
Page 427, lines 15-24 – The government mandates program for orders for end of life. The government has a say in how your life ends.
Page 429, lines 1-9 – An “advanced care planning consultation” will be used frequently as patients health deteriorates.
Page 429, lines 10-12 – Advanced care consultation may include an order for end of life plans.
Page 429, lines 13-25 – The government will specify which doctors can write and end of life order.
Page 430, lines 11-15 – The government will decide what level of treatment you will have at end of life.
Page 469 – Community based home medical services, such as ACORN.
Page 472, lines 14-17 – Payment to community based organization will be one monthly payment to a community based organization, like ACORN.
Page 489, section 1308 – The government will cover marriage and family therapy, which means they will insert government into your marriage.
Page 494-498 – The government will cover mental health services including defining, creating, and rationing those services.
Of course, here’s a question, since Obamacare is 11,000 to 20,000 pages long, why did these people stop at page 498?
At the beginning I said, according to some sites, Obamacare is 11,000 to 20,000 pages and I also found a site that talks about the mandatory implant being on page 1004, which is quite interesting so I decided to look it up and read that page myself.
Senate Healthcare Bill HR3200
I went to www.usgovernment.org and found nothing about Obamacare so I went to Google Search Engine (Google is so evil, but the best search engine) and came up with quite a few sites, one of them was:
One Hundred Eleventh Congress of the United States of America
AT THE SECOND SESSION
Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday,
The fifth day of January, two thousand and ten
Entitled The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of
The United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.
(a) SHORT TITLE.—This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Patient Protection
and Affordable Care Act’’.
And that site says it is 906 pages long, I went to another site:
11th CONGRESS 2d Session
COMPILATION OF PATIENT PROTECTION
AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT
[As Amended Through May 1, 2010]
PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT
HEALTH-RELATED PORTIONS OF THE HEALTH CARE AND
EDUCATION RECONCILIATION ACT OF 2010
PREPARED BY THE
Office of the Legislative Counsel
FOR THE USE OF THE
U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
This site says its 974 pages long. Therefore, I have no idea how long it is, nor can I find page 1004, at least not in the legal document of Obamacare, but this is what I found.
On Sunday March 21, 2010 the Senate Healthcare bill HR3200 was passed and signed into law the following Tuesday.
This new law requires an RFID chip implanted in all of us. This chip will not only contain your personal information with tracking capability but it will also be linked to your bank account. And this chip will be implanted “Not later than 36 months after the date of the enactment”.
So by March 23rd 2013 the entire country should have been implanted, but that didn’t happen.
Yet, I came across another section that said that if there were to be complications then the government would have until December of 2017 to implant the country.
So like I said, it appears to be another Y2K incident. Yet, there is no doubt that we will have a one world order and it’s already starting in other countries
The Indian government is ramping up efforts to fingerprint and iris scan the entirety of its 1.2 billion citizens in an ambitious scheme to issue national ID cards with biometric details. The plan has so far already enrolled 110 million people and issued 60 million numbers, with the aim of 600 million more by 2014.
The Evil Behind It All
President Ronald Reagan refused to pass what he called this “Mark of the Beast” legislation.
The Health Care Bill which calls for a Med-Chip and a microchip implant. Never hid this desire, it is simply Republican and Democrat, along with our corporate-controlled and Orwellian media, who deliberately chose to ignore it.
The Bilderberg Group gave orders to microchip the entire U.S. population and then the world. Before the Health Care Bill was passed, the target date was set for the year 2013, when every baby born in the U.S. will receive a microchip at birth.
The microchip plan was created decades ago and put onto the fast track by the Republican Administration of President George Bush and his allegedly “born-again” Attorney General, John Ashcroft, after 911.
It seems Ashcroft was more concerned about covering up the breasts of a Lady Liberty statue in the hallway of the Department of Justice, than he was about protecting our Constitutional liberties, which include the freedom of religion.
And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand.
The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angles and in the presence of the Lamb:
And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up forever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name (Rev 14:9-11).
The question is: “If allowing the government to place an implant in you the same as taking the Mark of the Beast?”
Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;
Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well (1 Pet 2:13-14).
So does that mean it’s okay to take the chip?
Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation (Rom 13:1-2).
I would have to say that we need to do what Peter says, as long as man’s laws do not go against God. For example, at one time homosexuality was illegal, but now it’s being promoted (you can understand that, we have a gay president). Yet, it’s still against God so only fools practice such a disgusting act.
Implant vs. Mark of the Beast
Is this implant the same as taking the Mark of the Beast? I would say yes and I won’t do it. Not because I hate our government, which I do, but because I love and FEAR GOD!
There is no way I would let the United States government do anything to me, especially not put a chip in my head. Sounds like near the end of the beginning of the Mark of the Beast.
Aside from that, if you have an electronic device in your brain, what would stop hackers from hacking your brain?
Since we’re talking about the devil and his mark, what about…
Division of the Land
1 Moreover, when ye shall divide by lot the land for inheritance, ye shall offer an oblation unto the LORD, a holy portion of the land: the length shall be the length of five and twenty thousand reeds, and the breadth shall be ten thousand. This shall be holy in all the borders thereof round about.
2 Of this there shall be for the sanctuary five hundred in length, with five hundred in breadth, square round about; and fifty cubits round about for the suburbs thereof.
3 And of this measure shalt thou measure the length of five and twenty thousand, and the breadth of ten thousand: and in it shall be the sanctuary and the most holy place.
4 The holy portion of the land shall be for the priests the ministers of the sanctuary, which shall come near to minister unto the LORD: and it shall be a place for their houses, and a holy place for the sanctuary.
5 And the five and twenty thousand of length, and the ten thousand of breadth, shall also the Levites, the ministers of the house, have for themselves, for a possession for twenty chambers.
6 And ye shall appoint the possession of the city five thousand broad, and five and twenty thousand long, over against the oblation of the holy portion: it shall be for the whole house of Israel.
7 And a portion shall be for the prince on the one side and on the other side of the oblation of the holy portion, and of the possession of the city, before the oblation of the holy portion, and before the possession of the city, from the west side westward, and from the east side eastward: and the length shall be over against one of the portions, from the west border unto the east border.
8 In the land shall be his possession in Israel: and my princes shall no more oppress my people; and the rest of the land shall they give to the house of Israel according to their tribes.
9 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Let it suffice you, O princes of Israel: remove violence and spoil, and execute judgment and justice, take away your exactions from my people, saith the Lord GOD.
10 Ye shall have just balances, and a just ephah, and a just bath.
11 The ephah and the bath shall be of one measure, that the bath may contain the tenth part of a homer, and the ephah the tenth part of a homer: the measure thereof shall be after the homer.
12 And the shekel shall be twenty gerahs: twenty shekels, five and twenty shekels, fifteen shekels, shall be your maneh.
13 This is the oblation that ye shall offer; the sixth part of an ephah of a homer of wheat, and ye shall give the sixth part of an ephah of a homer of barley:
14 Concerning the ordinance of oil, the bath of oil, ye shall offer the tenth part of a bath out of the cor, which is a homer of ten baths; for ten baths are a homer:
15 And one lamb out of the flock, out of two hundred, out of the fat pastures of Israel; for a meat offering, and for a burnt offering, and for peace offerings, to make reconciliation for them, saith the Lord GOD.
16 All the people of the land shall give this oblation for the prince in Israel.
17 And it shall be the prince’s part to give burnt offerings, and meat offerings, and drink offerings, in the feasts, and in the new moons, and in the Sabbaths, in all solemnities of the house of Israel: he shall prepare the sin offering, and the meat offering, and the burnt offering, and the peace offerings, to make reconciliation for the house of Israel.
18 Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the first month, in the first day of the month, thou shalt take a young bullock without blemish, and cleanse the sanctuary:
19 And the priest shall take of the blood of the sin offering, and put it upon the posts of the house, and upon the four corners of the settle of the altar, and upon the posts of the gate of the inner court.
20 And so thou shalt do the seventh day of the month for every one that erreth, and for him that is simple: so shall ye reconcile the house.
21 In the first month, in the fourteenth day of the month, ye shall have the Passover, a feast of seven days; unleavened bread shall be eaten.
22 And upon that day shall the prince prepare for himself and for all the people of the land a bullock for a sin offering.
23 And seven days of the feast he shall prepare a burnt offering to the LORD, seven bullocks and seven rams without blemish daily the seven days; and a kid of the goats daily for a sin offering.
24 And he shall prepare a meat offering of an ephah for a bullock, and an ephah for a ram, and an hin of oil for an ephah.
25 In the seventh month, in the fifteenth day of the month, shall he do the like in the feast of the seven days, according to the sin offering, according to the burnt offering, and according to the meat offering, and according to the oil.
Brain Implants for the Internet?
Would you like to surf the Internet, make a phone call or send a text message using only your brain? Would you like to “download” the content of a 500 page book into your memory in less than a second?
Would you like to have extremely advanced nanobots constantly crawling around in your body monitoring it for disease? Would you like to be able to instantly access the collective knowledge base of humanity wherever you are?
All of that may sound like science fiction, but these are technologies that some of the most powerful high tech firms in the world actually believe are achievable by the year 2020.
However, with all of the potential “benefits” that such technology could bring, there is also the potential for great tyranny. Just think about it.
What do you think that the governments of the world could do if almost everyone had a mind reading brain implant that was connected to the Internet?
Could those implants be used to control and manipulate us? Those are frightening things to consider.
For now, most of the scientists that are working on brain implant technology do not seem to be too worried about those kinds of concerns. Instead, they are pressing ahead into realms that were once considered to be impossible.
Right now, there are approximately 100,000 people around the world that have implants in their brains. Most of those are for medical reasons.
But this is just the beginning. According to the Boston Globe, the U.S. government plans “to spend more than $70 million over five years to jump to the next level of brain implants.”
This new project is being called the Systems-Based Neurotechnology for Emerging Therapies (SUBNETS), and the goal is to be able to monitor the “mental health” of soldiers and veterans. The following is how a recent CNET article described SUBNETS…
SUBNETS is inspired by Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), a surgical treatment that involves implanting a brain pacemaker in the patient’s skull to interfere with brain activity to help with symptoms of diseases like epilepsy and Parkinson’s.
DARPA’s device will be similar, but rather than targeting one specific symptom, it will be able to monitor and analyze data in real time and issue a specific intervention according to brain activity.
This kind of technology is being developed by the private sector as well. In fact, Scientific American scientists are becoming increasingly excited about how brain implants can be used to “reboot” the brains of people with depression…
Psychological depression is more than an emotional state. Good evidence for that comes from emerging new uses for a technology already widely prescribed for Parkinson’s patients.
The more neurologists and surgeons learn about the aptly named deep brain stimulation, the more they are convinced that the currents from the technology’s implanted electrodes can literally reboot brain circuits involved with the mood disorder.
Would you like to have your brain “rebooted” by a chip inside your head?
And of course this is how brain implants will be marketed to the public at first. They will be sold as something that has great “health benefits”. For example, one firm has developed a brain implant that can detect and treat epileptic seizures…
The NeuroPace RNS is the first implant to listen to brain waves and autonomously decide when to apply a therapy to prevent an epileptic seizure. It was developed by a company with a staff of less than 90 people, only about 30 on the core electronic, mechanical, and software engineering teams.
A different team of researchers has discovered that it can stimulate the repair of brain tissue in rats using brain implants…
Stroke and Parkinson’s Disease patients may benefit from a controversial experiment that implanted microchips into lab rats. Scientists say the tests produced effective results in brain damage research.
Rats showed motor function in formerly damaged gray matter after a neural microchip was implanted under the rat’s skull and electrodes were transferred to the rat’s brain. Without the microchip, rats with damaged brain tissue did not have motor function.
Both strokes and Parkinson’s can cause permanent neurological damage to brain tissue, so this scientific research brings hope.
Most of us won’t need brain implants for medical reasons though.
So how will they be marketed to the rest of us?
Well, what if you were told that they could give you “super powers”?
Would you want a brain implant then?
The following is a short excerpt from a recent Scientific American article…
Our world is determined by the limits of our five senses. We can’t hear pitches that are too high or low, nor can we see ultraviolet or infrared light—even though these phenomena are not fundamentally different from the sounds and sights that our ears and eyes can detect.
But what if it were possible to widen our sensory boundaries beyond the physical limitations of our anatomy?
In a study published recently in Nature Communications, scientists used brain implants to teach rats to “see” infrared light, which they usually find invisible. The implications are tremendous: if the brain is so flexible it can learn to process novel sensory signals, people could one day feel touch through prosthetic limbs, see heat via infrared light or even develop a sixth sense for magnetic north.
And some very prominent Internet firms simply take it for granted that most of us will eventually have brain implants that connect us directly to the Internet…
Google has a plan. Eventually it wants to get into your brain. “When you think about something and don’t really know much about it, you will automatically get information,” Google CEO Larry Page said in Steven Levy’s book, “In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works and Shapes Our Lives.” “Eventually you’ll have an implant, where if you think about a fact, it will just tell you the answer.”
At this point you might be thinking that this will never happen because getting a brain implant is a very complicated and expensive procedure.
Well, according to an article in the Wall Street Journal, that is not actually true. In fact, the typical procedure is very quick and often only requires just an overnight stay in the hospital…
Neural implants, also called brain implants, are medical devices designed to be placed under the skull, on the surface of the brain. Often as small as an aspirin, implants use thin metal electrodes to “listen” to brain activity and in some cases to stimulate activity in the brain.
Attuned to the activity between neurons, a neural implant can essentially “listen” to your brain activity and then “talk” directly to your brain.
If that prospect makes you queasy, you may be surprised to learn that the installation of a neural implant is relatively simple and fast. Under anesthesia, an incision is made in the scalp, a hole is drilled in the skull, and the device is placed on the surface of the brain.
Diagnostic communication with the device can take place wirelessly. When it is not an outpatient procedure, patients typically require only an overnight stay at the hospital.
In the future, the minds of most people could potentially be connected to the Internet 24 hours a day. Imagine sending an email or answering your phone by just thinking about it. According to the New York Times, this is where we are eventually heading…
Soon, we might interact with our smartphones and computers simply by using our minds. In a couple of years, we could be turning on the lights at home just by thinking about it, or sending an e-mail from our smartphone without even pulling the device from our pocket.
Farther into the future, your robot assistant will appear by your side with a glass of lemonade simply because it knows you are thirsty.
Researchers in Samsung’s Emerging Technology Lab are testing tablets that can be controlled by your brain, using a cap that resembles a ski hat studded with monitoring electrodes, the MIT Technology Review, the science and technology journal of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, reported this month.
The technology, often called a brain computer interface, was conceived to enable people with paralysis and other disabilities to interact with computers or control robotic arms, all by simply thinking about such actions. Before long, these technologies could well be in consumer electronics, too.
So how far away is such technology?
According to a Computer World UK article, Intel believes that they will have Internet-connected brain implants in people’s heads by the year 2020…
By the year 2020, you won’t need a keyboard and mouse to control your computer, say Intel researchers. Instead, users will open documents and surf the web using nothing more than their brain waves.
Scientists at Intel’s research lab in Pittsburgh are working to find ways to read and harness human brain waves so they can be used to operate computers, television sets and cell phones. The brain waves would be harnessed with Intel-developed sensors implanted in people’s brains.
The scientists say the plan is not a scene from a sci-fi movie; Big Brother won’t be planting chips in your brain against your will. Researchers expect that consumers will want the freedom they will gain by using the implant.
And that would only be the tip of the iceberg. Futurist Ray Kurzweil is actually convinced that we will all eventually have hordes of nanobots running around our bodies monitoring our health and looking for disease…
‘Bridge two (is) the biotechnology revolution, where we can reprogram biology away from disease.
‘And that is not the end-all either.
‘Bridge three is to go beyond biology, to the nanotechnology revolution.
‘At that point we can have little robots, sometimes called nanobots, that augment your immune system.
‘We can create an immune system that recognizes all disease, and if a new disease emerged, it could be reprogrammed to deal with new pathogens.’
Such robots, according to Kurzweil, will help fight diseases, improve health and allow people to remain active for longer.
Are you ready for this kind of a future?
These technologies are being developed right now, and they will be enthusiastically adopted by a large segment of the general public.
At some point in the future, having a brain implant may be as common as it is to use a smart phone today.
And of course the mainstream media will be telling all of us how wonderful it is to have a brain implant. If you doubt this, just check out the following NBC News report.
Paul Harvey got all of that right, that’s kind of scary, but also that means Jesus will be coming soon and we can get out of here.
In Ezekiel You gave out quite a few rules and regulations and they are all clear, accept some people may not understand.
The Use of the Temple
1 Then he brought me back the way of the gate of the outward sanctuary which looketh toward the east; and it was shut.
2 Then said the LORD unto me; This gate shall be shut, it shall not be opened, and no man shall enter in by it; because the LORD, the God of Israel, hath entered in by it, therefore it shall be shut.
“Gate shall be shut” – the reason given here is that God entered through the east gate (43:1-2), making it holy. Related reasons may be that God would never again leave as before (10:19, 11:23) and that sun worship would be made impossible (see 8:16).
Today the east gate (called the Golden Gate) of the sacred Moslem area (Haram esh Sharif) in Jerusalem is likewise sealed shut as a result of a later but possibly related tradition.
3 It is for the prince; the prince, he shall sit in it to eat bread before the LORD; he shall enter by the way of the porch of that gate, and shall go out by the way of the same.
4 Then brought he me the way of the north gate before the house: and I looked, and, behold, the glory of the LORD filled the house of the LORD: and I fell upon my face.
5 And the LORD said unto me, Son of man, mark well, and behold with thine eyes, and hear with thine ears all that I say unto thee concerning all the ordinances of the house of the LORD, and all the laws thereof; and mark well the entering in of the house, with every going forth of the sanctuary.
6 And thou shalt say to the rebellious, even to the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; O ye house of Israel, let it suffice you of all your abominations,
7 In that ye have brought into my sanctuary strangers, uncircumcised in heart, and uncircumcised in flesh, to be in my sanctuary, to pollute it, even my house, when ye offer my bread, the fat and the blood, and they have broken my covenant because of all your abominations.
“Uncircumcised in heart” – spiritually unfit.
8 And ye have not kept the charge of mine holy things: but ye have set keepers of my charge in my sanctuary for yourselves.
9 Thus saith the Lord GOD; No stranger, uncircumcised in heart, nor uncircumcised in flesh, shall enter into my sanctuary, of any stranger that is among the children of Israel.
“No stranger, uncircumcised…shall enter into my sanctuary” – Nehemiah enforced this restriction when he dismissed Tobia (Neh 13:8), an Ammonite (Neh 2:10; see Deut 23:3). Foreigners could however be a part of Israel.
10 And the Levites that are gone away far from me, when Israel went astray, which went astray away from me after their idols; they shall even bear their iniquity.
“When Israel went astray” – the reference is mainly to the period of the monarchy, especially to the last years, during which Ezekiel so often criticized the people’s idolatry.
11 Yet they shall be ministers in my sanctuary, having charge at the gates of the house, and ministering to the house: they shall slay the burnt offering and the sacrifice for the people, and they shall stand before them to minister unto them.
12 Because they ministered unto them before their idols, and caused the house of Israel to fall into iniquity; therefore have I lifted up mine hand against them, saith the Lord GOD, and they shall bear their iniquity.
13 And they shall not come near unto me, to do the office of a priest unto me, nor to come near to any of my holy things, in the most holy place: but they shall bear their shame, and their abominations which they have committed.
14 But I will make them keepers of the charge of the house, for all the service thereof and for all that shall be done therein.
15 But the priests the Levites, the sons of Zadok, that kept the charge of my sanctuary when the children of Israel went astray from me, they shall come near to me to minister unto me, and they shall stand before me to offer unto me the fat and the blood, saith the Lord GOD:
“Zodak” – traced his Levitical lineage to Aaron through Aaron’s son Eleazar. He served as priest under David, along with Abiathar. He supported Solomon (as opposed to Abiathar, who pledged himself to Adonijah) and secured for himself and his descendants the privilege of serving in the Jerusalem temple.
Later, the Zodokites were removed from office, but the Qumran (Dead Sea Scrolls) community remained loyal to them.
16 They shall enter into my sanctuary, and they shall come near to my table, to minister unto me, and they shall keep my charge.
17 And it shall come to pass, that when they enter in at the gates of the inner court, they shall be clothed with linen garments; and no wool shall come upon them, whiles they minister in the gates of the inner court, and within.
18 They shall have linen bonnets upon their heads, and shall have linen breeches upon their loins; they shall not gird themselves with anything that causeth sweat.
19 And when they go forth into the utter court, even into the utter court to the people, they shall put off their garments wherein they ministered, and lay them in the holy chambers, and they shall put on other garments; and they shall not sanctify the people with their garments.
20 Neither shall they shave their heads, nor suffer their locks to grow long; they shall only poll their heads.
“Neither shall they shave their heads” – because it was a mourning ritual (7:18) that rendered the mourner unclean (see Lev 21:1-5).
“Nor suffer their locks to grow long” – because it implied the taking of a vow that might prevent the priest from serving (see Num 6:5; Acts 21:23-26).
21 Neither shall any priest drink wine, when they enter into the inner court.
22 Neither shall they take for their wives a widow, nor her that is put away: but they shall take maidens of the seed of the house of Israel, or a widow that had a priest before.
23 And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.
24 And in controversy they shall stand in judgment; and they shall judge it according to my judgments: and they shall keep my laws and my statutes in all mine assemblies; and they shall hallow my Sabbaths.
25 And they shall come at no dead person to defile themselves: but for father, or for mother, or for son, or for daughter, for brother, or for sister that hath had no husband, they may defile themselves.
“Dead person” – contact with the dead made a person ceremonially unclean (Lev 21:1-3; Hag 2:13).
26 And after he is cleansed, they shall reckon unto him seven days.
27 And in the day that he goeth into the sanctuary, unto the inner court, to minister in the sanctuary, he shall offer his sin offering, saith the Lord GOD.
28 And it shall be unto them for an inheritance: I am their inheritance: and ye shall give them no possession in Israel: I am their possession.
“No possession” – the statement that priests were not to own land agrees with Num 18:20, 23-24; Deut 10:9; Josh 13:14, 33, 18:7).
29 They shall eat the meat offering, and the sin offering, and the trespass offering; and every dedicated thing in Israel shall be theirs.
30 And the first of all the first fruits of all things, and every oblation of all, of every sort of your oblations, shall be the priest’s: ye shall also give unto the priest the first of your dough, that he may cause the blessing to rest in thine house.
31 The priests shall not eat of anything that is dead of itself, or torn, whether it be fowl or beast.
…what “uncircumcision of the heart” means. Some people might think that if a man isn’t circumcised he’s doomed for hell. For example, the Jews in the 1st century disdained those that were uncircumcised.
And Paul had to explain that “circumcision of the heart” pertained to repentance and faith in Jesus Christ, it had nothing to do with the physical body.
Anyway, the book of Revelation talks about the mark of the beast:
“And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is six hundred three-score and six” (Rev 13:16-18).
Paul Harvey’s “The Devils Plans Revealed”
Paul Harvey Aurandt (September 4, 1918 – February 28, 2009) was a conservative American radio broadcaster for the ABC Radio Networks. He broadcast News and Comment on weekday mornings and mid-days, and at noon on Saturdays, as well as his famous The Rest of the Story segments.
From the 1950s through the 1990s, Harvey’s programs reached as many as 24 million people a week. Paul Harvey News was carried on 1,200 radio stations, 400 Armed Forces Network stations and 300 newspapers.
Here is his broadcast on April 3, 1965:
“If I Were the Devil”
If I were the devil … If I were the Prince of Darkness, I’d want to engulf the whole world in darkness. And I’d have a third of it’ real estate, and four-fifths of its population, but I wouldn’t be happy until I had seized the ripest apple on the tree — Thee.
So I’d set about however necessary to take over the United States. I’d subvert the churches first — I’d begin with a campaign of whispers. With the wisdom of a serpent, I would whisper to you as I whispered to Eve: ‘Do as you please.’
To the young, I would whisper that ‘The Bible is a myth.’ I would convince them that man created God instead of the other way around. I would confide that what’s bad is good, and what’s good is ‘square.’ And the old, I would teach to pray, after me, ‘Our Father, which art in Washington…’
And then I’d get organized. I’d educate authors in how to make lurid literature exciting, so that anything else would appear dull and uninteresting. I’d threaten TV with dirtier movies and vice versa. I’d pedal narcotics to whom I could. I’d sell alcohol to ladies and gentlemen of distinction. I’d tranquilize the rest with pills.
If I were the devil I’d soon have families that war with themselves, churches at war with themselves, and nations at war with themselves; until each in its turn was consumed. And with promises of higher ratings I’d have mesmerizing media fanning the flames.
If I were the devil I would encourage schools to refine young intellects, but neglect to discipline emotions — just let those run wild, until before you knew it, you’d have to have drug sniffing dogs and metal detectors at every schoolhouse door.
Within a decade I’d have prisons overflowing, I’d have judges promoting pornography — soon I could evict God from the courthouse, then from the schoolhouse, and then from the houses of Congress. And in His own churches I would substitute psychology for religion, and deify science.
I would lure priests and pastors into misusing boys and girls, and church money. If I were the devil I’d make the symbols of Easter an egg and the symbol of Christmas a bottle.
If I were the devil I’d take from those who have, and give to those who wanted until I had killed the incentive of the ambitious. And what do you bet? I couldn’t get whole states to promote gambling as thee way to get rich?
I would caution against extremes and hard work, in Patriotism, in moral conduct. I would convince the young that marriage is old-fashioned, that swinging is more fun, that what you see on TV is the way to be.
And thus I could undress you in public, and I could lure you into bed with diseases for which there is no cure. In other words, if I were the devil I’d just keep right on doing on what he’s doing. Paul Harvey, good day.
I believe the beginning of foundation of the mark of the beast began with the punch cards, first developed for the 1890 United States Census, if not sooner than that.
Now that we’ve seen what Paul Harvey thought, and he was on the money about the devil and hispuppets, like the Jews, the Bush’s, Obama, and all their moronic cronies. I want to look at this new technology they believe will be out in 2020 – I believe the time for the mark of the beast is getting closer.