Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Christians That don't "do" Christmas?

Do you Remember?
Chestnuts roasting by an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose (Frankly if there Was a guy gnawing on my nose, I'd be a tad freaked out!) ....Santa Claus is coming to town, he  knows if you've been bad or good so be good for goodness sake....Sleigh bells ring are you listening, in the lane snow is glistening....walking in a winter wonderland...Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring not even a mouse, stockings were hung by the chimney with care (Well we never actually had a chimney, We stuck them onto the wall or whatever worked). Does any of this stuff sound familiar?

I, Along with thousands, maybe millions of fellow humans, grew up with many warm fuzzy memories focused around one of the biggest holidays of the year, the one they call Christmas. There was a time when I really believed in Santa Claus. I remember circling "Stuff" In the Sears wishbook, listening with all my might for sleigh bells on our roof, even sneaking and peeking around the corner of my bedroom, so sure that I would see him. He even munched on the cookies and drank the milk that we would leave him.

Hidden in Plain Sight
Then there was the day of grave disappointment. I believe my little sister and I were playing hide and seek, when lo and behold I saw beneath my parents bed, a pile of unwrapped presents. Because greed was  the spirit of the season, for me anyway, I pretended to believe In Santa Claus for at least another year or two. Fearing that disclosing my discovery, would mean less presents for me. No, I didn't tell my sister, couldn't do that to her. But looking back, I realize that Christmas, aside from the family get-togethers, feasting and exchanging presents, the driving force for me through childhood, was the spirit of greed. It was a time I looked forward to year after year, all because of what I might get. I don't actually recollect anything to do with the birth of Jesus Christ. Perhaps "Away in a Manger" was heard on our Christmas albums, but the "Christ" part of This apparent Christian Holiday, Christmas, was definitely not the focus in our family at that time.

Growing Up...Still No Questions Asked
Most of us just grew up accepting Holidays and as such as it is. Often we don't ask any questions about why we do what we do, or asking what it all really means. That was me, just following along with everyone else. That carried on into adult hood and even into the first 15 or 20 years of my Christian walk. Never really asking questions about, why we do what we do. After all to not participate in these celebrations,  means letting down people you love. They may think that you don't care about them. Guilt can be a driving force, that we allow in our lives, even when we know God might be telling us to do something contrary to what we believe God wants us to do. Scripture has many passages that He must come before any person in our lives, including ourselves.

[Eph 4:22-24 NLT] 22 throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. 23 Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. 24 Put on your new nature, created to be like God--truly righteous and holy.

[Mat 10:32-39 NLT] 32 "Everyone who acknowledges me publicly here on earth, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. 33 But everyone who denies me here on earth, I will also deny before my Father in heaven. 34 "Don't imagine that I came to bring peace to the earth! I came not to bring peace, but a sword. 35 'I have come to set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. 36 Your enemies will be right in your own household!' 37 "If you love your father or mother more than you love me, you are not worthy of being mine; or if you love your son or daughter more than me, you are not worthy of being mine. 38 If you refuse to take up your cross and follow me, you are not worthy of being mine. 39 If you cling to your life, you will lose it; but if you give up your life for me, you will find it.

Well, the questions began, in fact,  we were presented with the real origins and meanings, and that woke us up to asking questions about what we had disregarded. after a lot of research, we painstakingly and cautiously, concluded that we just couldn't treat Christmas as a Christian holiday anymore. It took a few years to go all the way.
Even now, we struggle but are sure of our choices. At first, we treated it as a Cultural event instead and justified enjoying the worldly traditions. At times, no doubt, we struggled with just giving in and conforming to the season making it "Christian," but we just couldn't do it, convicted repeatedly to refrain. For sure it would be easier to stay in the pool, but we believe we have been advised to get out. That is our opinion and we don't expect anyone to agree. We may even be wrong, but we will stick with what we believe as of now.
Are we saying that those who do Christmas, are doing something wrong? No. What you choose to celebrate and hold dear to your heart, is between you and God. We hope and pray that sharing our journey though,  can help someone  else who wants to ask the questions weighing on their heart, to ask, or help those who may want to know why we, no longer "do" Christmas.

How Did We Get To This Decision?
First Of All The Birth Of Christ does fulfill Bible Prophecy:
[Isa 9:6-7 KJV] 6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of [his] government and peace [there shall be] no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.
[Isa 11:1-10 KJV] 1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: 2 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; 3 And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: 4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked. 5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins. 6 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. 7 And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. 8 And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den. 9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea. 10 And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.
[Psa 72:11-14, 17-18 KJV] 11 Yea, all kings shall fall down before him: all nations shall serve him. 12 For he shall deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also, and [him] that hath no helper. 13 He shall spare the poor and needy, and shall save the souls of the needy. 14 He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence: and precious shall their blood be in his sight. ... 17 His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and [men] shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call him blessed. 18 Blessed [be] the LORD God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things.
[Isa 33:5-6 KJV] 5 The LORD is exalted; for he dwelleth on high: he hath filled Zion with judgment and righteousness. 6 And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, [and] strength of salvation: the fear of the LORD [is] his treasure.
[Jhn 1:14 KJV] 14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
[Mat 2:1-2, 8-14 KJV1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, 2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him. ... 8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found [him], bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also. 9 When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. 10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. 11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. 12 And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way. 13 And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him. 14 When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt:
[Mat 1:20-25 KJV] 20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. 21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. 22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, 23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. 24 Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife: 25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.
[2Co 9:15 KJV] 15  Thanks [be] unto God for his unspeakable gift.
[Jas 1:17 KJV] 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning

Prove All Things
If you want, there are some great videos below, that have helped us in our research of the truth behind what December 25th is all about presently and historically.  When we didn't know any different, then we didn't know any better. However, we therefore feel that because of what we have learned, we are now accountable to choose what we will do or not do with the information.
It is important for us to base decisions on Scripture and the truth about history as well as looking into things like the present. Such as asking, what is celebrated on December 25th before Christ's birth and still goes on today? As well as asking what is the truth? Is it really Jesus' birthday? Is it biblical to celebrate His birth annually?

[1Th 5:21-23 KJV] 21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. 22 Abstain from all appearance of evil. 23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and [I pray God] your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

The New Testament, Is very clear about celebrating the Lord's supper. We are not told what day, For how often, But it's clear that is meant  be to be apart of our Christian walk- To do in remembrance until Jesus Christ returns.

[Eph 5:10-17 KJV] 10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. 11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove [them]. 12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. 13 But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light. 14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. 15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, 16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. 17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord [is].

What's really important To Craig and I, Is making sure that we watch our life and doctrine closely, as the Bible tells us to. Heck, I even struggle with the annual celebration Of birthdays in general, whether it is biblical are not?  Clearly it is all a personal choice between God and us. Unless you were going against your conscience, if for you it feels wrong, then it is wrong.

What is Christmas really?
Countless non-believers, wouldn't give up Christmas for anything, right?  Why is it that the majority of Christmas "Celebrators" don't even believe in Jesus Christ? Yet it is a national holiday, no matter what they believe. And why, even among Christians, are so many of us "doing" Christmas the same as non-believers. Yes, we may add church attendance, carol singing, and maybe a children's nativity play, or some sort of performance, and some Christ Focused Christmas cards and decorations. But a part from that, most of us are equally participating in the worldly aspects. Interesting fact is, the earliest Christians, the New Testament church did not celebrate "Christmas" or Christ's birthday annually. (Research it) It wasn't instituted until the 4th century by the creator of the Roman Catholic religion, Emperor Constantine, for a variety of non-Biblical reasons, combining akey pagan celebrations and birthdays.
A side note: Did you know the halo you see on old artistic images, originate from the sun god worshippers. 
Did you know that occultists use the tactic called "Double Speak?" That mean they say something one way, but they really mean something else.

It seems that Christmas is a cultural event/tradition, rather than a true Christian holiday Or Celebration. Of course we can Christianize any special day we want to,  making it whatever we want, "doing" it however we want. But we're talking about how the majority of people view and celebrate  Christmas. Bottom line is it truly Christian?

Based on the research that we've done so far, There is no longer any doubt That officially Christmas was instituted by the Roman Catholic Church in the 4th century AD. When you do your research, If you so choose to, You will see that the December 25 origins had to do with Pagan festivals. But I'll leave it at that for now.

So if it is a Roman Catholic Holiday, That makes it a religious holiday. But if it was a religious holiday truly, Then why around the world, is it a national, Statutory holiday For everyone- Including anyone who isn't Roman Catholic Or even Christian for that matter?

Our conclusion Is that Christmas is a cultural Event. If you look up Holidays Around the world. You will find A plethora Of Religious Days important to Religions like Islam, Catholicism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism,  Taoism, Paganism, Wicca, Druidism,  and many more. And yet none of those days are set aside as national statutory holidays for all, except for those countries with heavy concentrations of the specific religion,  that adhere to those belief systems. Just something to think about. You don't find many in North America celebrating Ramadan, Beltane or Vesak. We know clearly they are not something we  believe in, so we don't "do" it. Makes sense.

But in our opinion, when it comes to Christmas, clearly it is a custom or tradition that is "done" by non-believers, the Catholic church, and some believers. It is packed more with non-Biblical traditions and customs than Biblical ones. Watch the videos  below if you want to know more.
Actually, the early New Testament church did not celebrate the birth of Christ annually- the actual event was celebrated.... Yes the Angels Told the shepherds, With great joy...

[Luke 2:8-21 NLT] 8 That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep. 9 Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord's glory surrounded them. They were terrified, 10 but the angel reassured them. "Don't be afraid!" he said. "I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. 11 The Savior--yes, the Messiah, the Lord--has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David! 12 And you will recognize him by this sign: You will find a baby wrapped snugly in strips of cloth, lying in a manger." 13 Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others--the armies of heaven--praising God and saying, 14 "Glory to God in highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased." 15 When the angels had returned to heaven, the shepherds said to each other, "Let's go to Bethlehem! Let's see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about." 16 They hurried to the village and found Mary and Joseph. And there was the baby, lying in the manger. 17 After seeing him, the shepherds told everyone what had happened and what the angel had said to them about this child. 18 All who heard the shepherds' story were astonished, 19 but Mary kept all these things in her heart and thought about them often. 20 The shepherds went back to their flocks, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen. It was just as the angel had told them. 21 Eight days later, when the baby was circumcised, he was named Jesus, the name given him by the angel even before he was conceived.

If you really want to know the history of Christmas, Here are some great Sermons and Documentaries that help us understand the real meaning and history of December 25. These videos explain  things better than we can...

From Round Saturn's Eye Channel

Saturnalia Christmas Nimrod Tammuz Saturn Worship

Pastor Jason Cooley-God Hates Pagan Worship
When Was Jesus Really Born?

Caryl Mastriciana: Origins Of Christmas Traditions
Doc Marquis' - What is Christma Really

It doesn't mean there aren't Bible ordained celebrations.
God's Word is clear about special celebrations or days.
[Rom 14:5-12, 14, 16-17, 21-23 KJV] 5 One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day [alike]. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. 6 He that regardeth the day, regardeth [it] unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard [it]. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks. 7 For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself. 8 For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's. 9 For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living. 10 But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. 11 For it is written, [As] I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. 12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God. ... 14 I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that [there is] nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him [it is] unclean. ... 16 Let not then your good be evil spoken of: 17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. ... 21 [It is] good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor [any thing] whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak. 22 Hast thou faith? have [it] to thyself before God. Happy [is] he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth. 23 And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because [he eateth] not of faith: for whatsoever [is] not of faith is sin.

[Col 2:16-19 NLT] 16 So don't let anyone condemn you for what you eat or drink, or for not celebrating certain holy days or new moon ceremonies or Sabbaths. 17 For these rules are only shadows of the reality yet to come. And Christ himself is that reality. 18 Don't let anyone condemn you by insisting on pious self-denial or the worship of angels, saying they have had visions about these things. Their sinful minds have made them proud, 19 and they are not connected to Christ, the head of the body. For he holds the whole body together with its joints and ligaments, and it grows as God nourishes it.

[Gal 4:7-10, 16 NLT] 7 Now you are no longer a slave but God's own child. And since you are his child, God has made you his heir. 8 Before you Gentiles knew God, you were slaves to so-called gods that do not even exist. 9 So now that you know God (or should I say, now that God knows you), why do you want to go back again and become slaves once more to the weak and useless spiritual principles of this world? 10 You are trying to earn favor with God by observing certain days or months or seasons or years. ... 16 Have I now become your enemy because I am telling you the truth?

The Lord's Supper:
 [1Co 11:23-29, 33 NLT] 23 For I pass on to you what I received from the Lord himself. On the night when he was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took some bread 24 and gave thanks to God for it. Then he broke it in pieces and said, "This is my body, which is given for you. Do this to remember me." 25 In the same way, he took the cup of wine after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant between God and his people--an agreement confirmed with my blood. Do this to remember me as often as you drink it." 26 For every time you eat this bread and drink this cup, you are announcing the Lord's death until he comes again. 27 So anyone who eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord unworthily is guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. 28 That is why you should examine yourself before eating the bread and drinking the cup. 29 For if you eat the bread or drink the cup without honoring the body of Christ, you are eating and drinking God's judgment upon yourself. ... 33 So, my dear brothers and sisters, when you gather for the Lord's Supper, wait for each other.

Remember....Rejoice In The Lord Always
[Phl 4:4 KJV] 4 Rejoice in the Lord alway: [and] again I say, Rejoice.

Celebrate Christ always. Day by day, moment by moment, He lives in us and blesses us richly, moment by moment.

A Great Video Series Covering Genesis To Present Called: Know Your Enemy  ( watch from part 1 on through to part 77)

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Life Share, Keeping It Real- Ch...Ch....Ch... CHANGES

Our other blog is called Walking, Way Overrated, about our life in general. The desire to share this is to hopefully, encourage whoever may need it, if anyone.
Since I have been encouraged by others on the world wide web during trying times, hopefully someone out there may need to hear this. Only God knows.
watch Part 1

watch Part 2

Monday, December 11, 2017

Daily Bible Journal Time: End Times Talk - 2 Thessalonians

Prophecy About What Is To Come; The Day Of The LORD
Bible prophecy Is one of My favourite Subjects. Especially Scripture That talks about The return of our Lord Jesus Christ, About God's judgment And about What will happen to those who believe, is quite detailed. Of course many Christians have different opinions, Interpreting Scripture How they see fit. Which often Causes great debates and divisions Between brothers and sisters in Christ. Even in the New Testament We read about Divisions, Arguments And such amongst fellow believers. There were times even when they have to part ways. Of course ideally we don't want to be parting ways Over differences in interpretation of Scripture. But it does happen.
What matters most is that we Must be humble, acknowledging that ultimately we won't know the exact meaning of everything in God's Word until we stand before Him. We must not hold grudges or believe we know more than someone else, and always forgive. Encourage young believers and consider the teaching from trusted, Godly mentors that God sends into your life.
 Walking in unity and love among fellow believers Is important.

How Do We Know What God's Word Means?
So how do we figure out what the Bible means? Since the Bible tells us that God Doesn't lie and His word is unchanging, we read the Bible of course. But that is where people get their different interpretations from, so how can I know For sure how the prophecies will unfold, what exactly does God's Word mean? Well not being a Bible scholar or anything, but based on my twenty five years of experience living as a Christian, I take the Bible literally. Gods Word, is pretty clear when something is a parable or illustration meant to convey a specific point or meaning or lesson. Parables are not meant to be taken literally. And then it is also clear in Scripture when something is prophetic, a future event that is yet to happen. The amazing thing is, Because the Old and New Testament covers thousands of years, Much  prophecy  has already come to pass just as God said It would. For skeptics, there is tonnes of historical and even archaeological evidence backing up Bible prophecy.

The number one way To understand scripture, aside from reading it, Is by asking God to show you what it means. We are given His Holy Spirit for that purpose. Just like Jesus told us when he was talking to his disciples:
 [Jhn 16:13-14 NLT] 13 When the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own but will tell you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future. 14 He will bring me glory by telling you whatever he receives from me.

[Jhn 16:13-14 KJV] 13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, [that] shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come

[1Co 2:13-16 NLT] 13 When we tell you these things, we do not use words that come from human wisdom. Instead, we speak words given to us by the Spirit, using the Spirit's words to explain spiritual truths. 14 But people who aren't spiritual can't receive these truths from God's Spirit. It all sounds foolish to them and they can't understand it, for only those who are spiritual can understand what the Spirit means. 15 Those who are spiritual can evaluate all things, but they themselves cannot be evaluated by others. 16 For, "Who can know the LORD's thoughts? Who knows enough to teach him?"But we understand these things, for we have the mind of Christ.

Now Some Verses About The Lord's Coming, End Times
I have preset verses from two different translations. Feel free to click the links to take an even closer look of all the bazillion other translations.

[2Th 2:1-3 NLT] 1 Now, dear brothers and sisters, let us clarify some things about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and how we will be gathered to meet him. 2 Don't be so easily shaken or alarmed by those who say that the day of the Lord has already begun. Don't believe them, even if they claim to have had a spiritual vision, a revelation, or a letter supposedly from us. 3 Don't be fooled by what they say. For that day will not come until there is a great rebellion against God and the man of lawlessness is revealed--the one who brings destruction.  

[2Th 2:1-3 KJV] 1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and [by] our gathering together unto him, 2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. 3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for [that day shall not come], except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

[2Th 2:2, 4-6 NLT] 2 Don't be so easily shaken or alarmed by those who say that the day of the Lord has already begun. Don't believe them, even if they claim to have had a spiritual vision, a revelation, or a letter supposedly from us. ... 4 He will exalt himself and defy everything that people call god and every object of worship. He will even sit in the temple of God, claiming that he himself is God. 5 Don't you remember that I told you about all this when I was with you? 6 And you know what is holding him back, for he can be revealed only when his time comes.

[2Th 2:2, 4-6 NLT] 2 Don't be so easily shaken or alarmed by those who say that the day of the Lord has already begun. Don't believe them, even if they claim to have had a spiritual vision, a revelation, or a letter supposedly from us. ... 4 He will exalt himself and defy everything that people call god and every object of worship. He will even sit in the temple of God, claiming that he himself is God. 5 Don't you remember that I told you about all this when I was with you? 6 And you know what is holding him back, for he can be revealed only when his time comes.

[2Th 2:7-12 NLT] 7 For this lawlessness is already at work secretly, and it will remain secret until the one who is holding it back steps out of the way. 8 Then the man of lawlessness will be revealed, but the Lord Jesus will kill him with the breath of his mouth and destroy him by the splendor of his coming. 9 This man will come to do the work of Satan with counterfeit power and signs and miracles. 10 He will use every kind of evil deception to fool those on their way to destruction, because they refuse to love and accept the truth that would save them. 11 So God will cause them to be greatly deceived, and they will believe these lies. 12 Then they will be condemned for enjoying evil rather than believing the truth.

[2Th 2:7-12 KJV] 7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth [will let], until he be taken out of the way. 8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: 9 [Even him], whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

[2Th 2:13-17 NLT] 13 As for us, we can't help but thank God for you, dear brothers and sisters loved by the Lord. We are always thankful that God chose you to be among the first to experience salvation--a salvation that came through the Spirit who makes you holy and through your belief in the truth. 14 He called you to salvation when we told you the Good News; now you can share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15 With all these things in mind, dear brothers and sisters, stand firm and keep a strong grip on the teaching we passed on to you both in person and by letter. 16 Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal comfort and a wonderful hope, 17 comfort you and strengthen you in every good thing you do and say.

[2Th 2:13-17 KJV] 13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: 14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle. 16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given [us] everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, 17 Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.

A Scripture with some end times talk as well. [Isa 13:5-14 NLT] 5 They come from distant countries, from beyond the farthest horizons. They are the LORD's weapons to carry out his anger. With them he will destroy the whole land. 6 Scream in terror, for the day of the LORD has arrived--the time for the Almighty to destroy. 7 Every arm is paralyzed with fear. Every heart melts, 8 and people are terrified. Pangs of anguish grip them, like those of a woman in labor. They look helplessly at one another, their faces aflame with fear. 9 For see, the day of the LORD is coming--the terrible day of his fury and fierce anger. The land will be made desolate, and all the sinners destroyed with it. 10 The heavens will be black above them; the stars will give no light. The sun will be dark when it rises, and the moon will provide no light. 11 "I, the LORD, will punish the world for its evil and the wicked for their sin. I will crush the arrogance of the proud and humble the pride of the mighty. 12 I will make people scarcer than gold--more rare than the fine gold of Ophir. 13 For I will shake the heavens. The earth will move from its place when the LORD of Heaven's Armies displays his wrath in the day of his fierce anger." 14 Everyone in Babylon will run about like a hunted gazelle, like sheep without a shepherd. They will try to find their own people and flee to their own land.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Video Share From RSE: Pope Francis Plan to Take Over the World (2018)- Food For Thought- Worth Watching

We really appreciate video mini documentaries by David Bass of Round Saturns Eye. Here is an interesting new one that we  wanted to share. We must watch and pray...

Pope Francis Plan to Take Over the World (2018)

Thursday, September 21, 2017

End Times Talk: No One Knows When, But Are We Ready?

This year's partial solar eclipse from our  front deck in Ontario Canada.
There have been a lot of YouTube videos and articles in internet land about a celestial event on September 23rd, 2017. Here is a picture that was another "sign" according to some on August 21, 2017. I struggled with this because we knew about it coming for about 100 or more years. It was not a surprise event. Yet, of course we learned that God created the lights in the skies for a variety of reasons, one of the stating signs.
[Gen 1:14-19 ESV] 14 And God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years, 15 and let them be lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth." And it was so. 16 And God made the two great lights--the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night--and the stars. 17 And God set them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, 18 to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day.

We have listened to the ideas and possible predictions about the Rapture being on September 23rd, in two days, and as much as we do believe God's Word is definite about Christ's return and about believers being caught up in the air with Christ. We know Christ could return at any moment.  We should always be prepared no matter what. But, we are sure that God's Word is also clear about any kind of date setting.  See the last article here on this topic from SHG.

On that note, we wanted to share this passage (portions of it) where Jesus Christ tells us all about His return and warning us to not be lead astray and to be prepared. Take a look or watch/listen here.

[Mark 13:4-10, 12-16, 18-37 ESV] 4 "Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign when all these things are about to be accomplished?" 5 And Jesus began to say to them, "See that no one leads you astray. 6 Many will come in my name, saying, 'I am he!' and they will lead many astray. 7 And when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. This must take place, but the end is not yet. 8 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places; there will be famines. These are but the beginning of the birth pains. 9 "But be on your guard. For they will deliver you over to councils, and you will be beaten in synagogues, and you will stand before governors and kings for my sake, to bear witness before them. 10 And the gospel must first be proclaimed to all nations. ... 

...12 And brother will deliver brother over to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death. 13 And you will be hated by all for my name's sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved. 14 "But when you see the abomination of desolation standing where he ought not to be (let the reader understand), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 15 Let the one who is on the housetop not go down, nor enter his house, to take anything out, 16 and let the one who is in the field not turn back to take his cloak. ... 

....18 Pray that it may not happen in winter. 19 For in those days there will be such tribulation as has not been from the beginning of the creation that God created until now, and never will be. 20 And if the Lord had not cut short the days, no human being would be saved. But for the sake of the elect,
whom he chose, he shortened the days. 21 And then if anyone says to you, 'Look, here is the Christ!' or 'Look, there he is!' do not believe it. 22 For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform signs and wonders, to lead astray, if possible, the elect. 23 But be on guard; I have told you all things beforehand. 24 "But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, 25 and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. 26 And then they will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. 27 And then he will send out the angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven. 28 "From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near. 29 So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that he is near, at the very gates. 30 Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place. 31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. 32 "But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 33 Be on guard, keep awake. For you do not know when the time will come. 34 It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his servants in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to stay awake. 35 Therefore stay awake--for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning-- 36 lest he come suddenly and find you asleep. 37 And what I say to you I say to all: Stay awake."

Friday, September 1, 2017

"Encouragement Video Share: From R$E "This Amazing Truth will BLOW YOUR MIND!

Seeking Truth, encouragement and comfort? Seeking the reason for living on this planet? We want to share from one of our favourite Ministries, Round Saturn's Eye. David researches and produces videos that  are all about the Way, The Truth and the Life. Today, we watched this inspiring video. It is a good reminder that we can never make Jesus love us more than He already loves us.
Watch and Be Encouraged

Sunday, August 13, 2017

WATCH!- Be Ready At All Times...

I know you may be hearing this a lot, but nevertheless, I feel the need to share these Bible verses because, we really do need to be prepared for the return of Jesus at all times. My husband and I have met a Christian or two over the years who were so sure that they would live until the return of Jesus Christ to earth. Well, they were all wrong and are now in Heaven. Mind you considering God's Kingdom is not stuck in linear time (the past to present  to future - 24 hours a day), maybe they technically will be witnessing His return. Their hope was in Him, is In Him. We are alive at this moment and know beyond all doubt that there is only One Sure Hope, One Truth, One Way. It would be wrong to keep w hat we know to our selves. How often has something wonderful happened and you want to share it with all your friends and family?!  Well that is what happened to us. Makes sense to share Jesus with anyone who wants to listen. We both lived without Him for part of our life and we would never want to return to that hopelessness.

So here are but a few of countless verses to share encouragement and God's unfailing Word. In a world of great uncertainty, there is One True Certainty, Jesus Christ, He loves you so much. Just open the door to your heart if you want to have peace in all situations.

[Psa 86:15 NLT] 15 But you, O Lord, are a God of compassion and mercy, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness.

[Mar 13:33-37 KJV] 33 Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is. 34 [For the Son of man is] as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. 35 Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: 36 Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. 37 And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.

[Mat 24:37-44 KJV] 37 But as the days of Noe [were], so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, 39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 41 Two [women shall be] grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. 43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. 44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.

[1Th 5:6 KJV] 6 Therefore let us not sleep, as [do] others; but let us watch and be sober.

[Rev 3:3 KJV] 3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.

[Jhn 15:9-16 NLT] 9 "I have loved you even as the Father has loved me. Remain in my love. 10 When you obey my commandments, you remain in my love, just as I obey my Father's commandments and remain in his love. 11 I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow! 12 This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you. 13 There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command. 15 I no longer call you slaves, because a master doesn't confide in his slaves. Now you are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me. 16 You didn't choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Sharing True Stories: Steven Bancarz's Testimony - "From New Age To Jesus - My Testimony"

Sure Hope, is all about our Absolute, Sure Hope, Jesus Christ. Well, over the years we have watched many Christian testimonies and You Tube channels. Some seeking to share Thee very Sure Hope, we seek to share. Some of them have been very inspiring and encouraging, full of God's Truth and then some, we just can't recommend with a clear conscience. Then this week, we stumbled upon this incredible young man named, Steven Bancarz. Someone worth sharing in hope that God would speak to someone out "there" who would benefit from Steven's testimony or, even to encourage fellow believers as we welcome in, another family member!

His sincerity and obvious love for Jesus Christ, and how He transformed his heart, is worth sharing. His heart felt and I believe spirit filled testimony video is below, along with some of his other informative videos. When someone is wise beyond their years, you just know it. That is this young man. All glory goes to God!
Steven had gained worldly wealth through ad revenue from sharing articles and blogs/web sites writing about all he knew and experienced with "Spirit Science," Metaphysics, New Age topics and the like. His involvement with occult activities and the New Age and even possessing wealth, left him unfulfilled. Watch and listen to Steven's heart moving story.

 "From New Age To Jesus - My Testimony"

Why I Am Exposing The New Age

Occult Objects In Your House Give Demons Legal Ground
Check Out Steven's Web Site Here, and His YouTube Channel Here.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Troubled On Every Side, Yet Not Distressed!

In this crazy mixed up world, it is easy to fall in despair and sadness. That goes for our fellow believers as well, it is why we must remind each other what God's Word says....
[2Co 4:1-6, 8-18 KJV] 1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not; 2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God. 3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: 4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. 5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake. 6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to [give] the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. ... 8 [We are] troubled on every side, yet not distressed; [we are] perplexed, but not in despair; 9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; 10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. 11 For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh. 12 So then death worketh in us, but life in you. 13  We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak; 14 Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present [us] with you. 15 For all things [are] for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God. 16 

For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward [man] is renewed day by day. 17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding [and] eternal weight of glory; 18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen [are] temporal; but the things which are not seen [are] eternal.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Comfort One Another With These Words: The Rapture - What Does It Mean?

One of the most awesome things that happened to me when I first became a believer in Christ was learning that I no longer needed to afraid of dying. Since middle childhood (7 or 8) I was so scared. So many questions about the after life and all the between part. I discovered that we can not earn salvation by any good works or anything we do. My heart wanted to know the absolute Truth about life and the meaning of it. It took a long time, but one day the blinds opened and the light bulb went on. At first I didn't have assurance about Heaven because every time I sinned, I felt so yucky and guilty that every opportunity on television or a meeting, I would invite Jesus into my heart repeatedly. That was until God blessed me by sending a godly Christian woman. She boldly came up to me in church (as if she knew) and asked "If you died today or tonight, do you know if you would go to Heaven?" My answer was an instant, "No!" She then told me she was having a new believers Bible study, would I like to join. It was where I learned the basic foundational doctrines about Christianity. Death lost it's sting.

[1Co 15:49-57 KJV] 49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. 50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. 51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal [must] put on immortality. 54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. 55 O death, where [is] thy sting? O grave, where [is] thy victory? 56  The sting of death [is] sin; and the strength of sin [is] the law. 57 But thanks [be] to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

[Jhn 14:2-4 KJV] 2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if [it were] not [so], I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, [there] ye may be also. 4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.

The Rapture?
This leads right into this question: Ever see the movie or read the "Left Behind," book series? The basic focus is an event known as "the Rapture," occurs for all Christian Believers and those who are not, are left behind. Some Christians will say the word "Rapture," is not in the Bible and they would Harpazo." Click here to see the definition breakdown. The one that best sums it up is, "to snatch out or away."
be correct. It is a word that has been used to describe an event mentioned more than a few times in God's Word. Instead of trying to explain it in my own words, the best place is to go the source to see what God says about this rapturous event yet to come.  But first, I do want to say that the word best known in the original Greek from the New Testament, that is about the "rapture," is "
As well click here, for an article about the Rapture, with a lot of verses best explaining the hope we are to comfort one another with.

[1Th 4:13-18 KJV] 13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive [and] remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive [and] remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Encouragement Share: Video Messages By One Incredible Godly Man, Henry Gruver: After Dying- A Trip Through Outer Space And More

Been listening to the incredible messages by a godly brother Henry Gruver. Never have I heard such life altering stories/experiences/miracles and over such a close walk with God!
Be Inspired.

In Our Sure Hope,

Henry Gruver: After Death Trip Through Outer Space

Henry Gruver: After Death Trip Through Outer Space

Steve Quayle and Henry Gruver Part 1 

Henry Gruver - Prayer Walker

Come My Bride Part 1 by Henry Gruver

Come My Bride Part 2 by Henry Gruver

Henry Gruver I Saw SUBS Attack America 

Steve Quayle & Henry Gruver on The Hagmann & Hagmann Report

Monday, April 17, 2017

Even In This Crazy World: Having The Mind Of Christ Causes Joy To Overflow Our Soul: Pastor Paul Begley

Today God touched my heart as I was listening to Pastor Paul Begley. The show is broadcast live daily and is about 2 hours. What touched my heart starts at about the 1:26:00 mark on the video. So the last quarter or so.  That makes me want to share his message/God's message with anyone who wants to listen.

Love Covers A Multitude of Sins. He is The Potter, We are the clay. God shapes us and keeps reshaping us, as a potter does his clay. If we have the mind of Christ, we receive peace that we can not create on our own. And we will have love for others, that flows from Christ's Love in our hearts.
Just my short paraphrase. Watch at the 1:26:00 mark to hear what I can't expressed.

[Jer 18:1-6, 19-23 NLT] 1 The LORD gave another message to Jeremiah. He said, 2 "Go down to the potter's shop, and I will speak to you there." 3 So I did as he told me and found the potter working at his wheel. 4 But the jar he was making did not turn out as he had hoped, so he crushed it into a lump of clay again and started over. 5 Then the LORD gave me this message: 6 "O Israel, can I not do to you as this potter has done to his clay? As the clay is in the potter's hand, so are you in my hand. ... 19 LORD, hear me and help me! Listen to what my enemies are saying. 20 Should they repay evil for good? They have dug a pit to kill me, though I pleaded for them and tried to protect them from your anger. 21 So let their children starve! Let them die by the sword! Let their wives become childless widows. Let their old men die in a plague, and let their young men be killed in battle! 22 Let screaming be heard from their homes as warriors come suddenly upon them. For they have dug a pit for me and have hidden traps along my path. 23 LORD, you know all about their murderous plots against me. Don't forgive their crimes and blot out their sins. Let them die before you. Deal with them in your anger.

[Rom 9:19-24 NLT] 19 Well then, you might say, "Why does God blame people for not responding? Haven't they simply done what he makes them do?" 20 No, don't say that. Who are you, a mere human being, to argue with God? Should the thing that was created say to the one who created it, "Why have you made me like this?" 21 When a potter makes jars out of clay, doesn't he have a right to use the same lump of clay to make one jar for decoration and another to throw garbage into? 22 In the same way, even though God has the right to show his anger and his power, he is very patient with those on whom his anger falls, who are destined for destruction. 23 He does this to make the riches of his glory shine even brighter on those to whom he shows mercy, who were prepared in advance for glory. 24 And we are among those whom he selected, both from the Jews and from the Gentiles.

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

UFO's?! Strange Encounters?! - Are Aliens Real?

Okay, here is a topic many Christians do not discuss. And even non-believers avoid it as well. Have
you ever thought about or even seen strange lights or images in the skies? How about in your home? What about night terrors or sleep paralysis? Are you about to leave this page thinking "That's it, she is out of her mind!" Consider these researcher's conclusions before you write me off :o)

First of all, the Bible tells us that our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the spiritual forces in the Heavenly realm. So the fact that many people experience things that are not "normal" but, that appear inter dimensional, makes sense. No doubt, there are some who may be dealing with troubling issues or witnessing military aircrafts or hologram images (yes, Star Trek seems to be coming to real life.) But, out of the incredible increase in UFO sightings and these days, video and picture evidence, many of them have to be real. One Christian researcher/speaker explains it best...What is happening in the spiritual realm/dimension, is manifesting in the physical (our's) realm or dimension.

[Eph 6:10-14 NLT] 10 A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on all of God's armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. 12 For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore, put on every piece of God's armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. 14 Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God's righteousness.

We know beyond all doubt that we are not just in the physical dimension, that there is an unseen realm, the supernatural - we know God is very real- we see evidence of His reality in all of His creation, but we do not see Him. Jesus Christ is God coming in Human form to fulfill Biblical prophecy.
Chuck Missler and other Christians we have listened to, have said that the unseen world is more real, than the world we can not see. We are also told to seek out God with our whole heart, mind and soul, and to trust in Him alone, to avoid as warned by God in His Word, to not purposely seek out hidden things - which is what the word "occult" means. Here are some great verses about all that.
[Rev 22:14-16 NLT] 14 Blessed are those who wash their robes. They will be permitted to enter through the gates of the city and eat the fruit from the tree of life. 15 Outside the city are the dogs--the sorcerers, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idol worshipers, and all who love to live a lie. 16 "I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this message for the churches. I am both the source of David and the heir to his throne. I am the bright morning star."
[1Co 10:18-24 NLT] 18 Think about the people of Israel. Weren't they united by eating the sacrifices at the altar? 19 What am I trying to say? Am I saying that food offered to idols has some significance, or that idols are real gods? 20 No, not at all. I am saying that these sacrifices are offered to demons, not to God. And I don't want you to participate with demons. 21 You cannot drink from the cup of the Lord and from the cup of demons, too. You cannot eat at the Lord's Table and at the table of demons, too. 22 What? Do we dare to rouse the Lord's jealousy? Do you think we are stronger than he is? 23 You say, "I am allowed to do anything"--but not everything is good for you. You say, "I am allowed to do anything"--but not everything is beneficial. 24 Don't be concerned for your own good but for the good of others.
[2Co 11:13-15 NLT] 13 These people are false apostles. They are deceitful workers who disguise themselves as apostles of Christ. 14 But I am not surprised! Even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. 15 So it is no wonder that his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. In the end they will get the punishment their wicked deeds deserve.
[Lev 19:26 NLT] 26 "Do not eat meat that has not been drained of its blood. "Do not practice fortune-telling or witchcraft.
[Isa 44:24-25 NLT] 24 This is what the LORD says--your Redeemer and Creator: "I am the LORD, who made all things. I alone stretched out the heavens. Who was with me when I made the earth? 25 I expose the false prophets as liars and make fools of fortune-tellers. I cause the wise to give bad advice, thus proving them to be fools.
[2Ki 17:14-20 NLT] 14 But the Israelites would not listen. They were as stubborn as their ancestors who had refused to believe in the LORD their God. 15 They rejected his decrees and the covenant he had made with their ancestors, and they despised all his warnings. They worshiped worthless idols, so they became worthless themselves. They followed the example of the nations around them, disobeying the LORD's command not to imitate them. 16 They rejected all the commands of the LORD their God and made two calves from metal. They set up an Asherah pole and worshiped Baal and all the forces of heaven. 17 They even sacrificed their own sons and daughters in the fire. They consulted fortune-tellers and practiced sorcery and sold themselves to evil, arousing the LORD's anger. 18 Because the LORD was very angry with Israel, he swept them away from his presence. Only the tribe of Judah remained in the land. 19 But even the people of Judah refused to obey the commands of the LORD their God, for they followed the evil practices that Israel had introduced. 20 The LORD rejected all the descendants of Israel. He punished them by handing them over to their attackers until he had banished Israel from his presence.
[Deu 18:9-13 NLT] 9 "When you enter the land the LORD your God is giving you, be very careful not to imitate the detestable customs of the nations living there. 10 For example, never sacrifice your son or daughter as a burnt offering. And do not let your people practice fortune-telling, or use sorcery, or interpret omens, or engage in witchcraft, 11 or cast spells, or function as mediums or psychics, or call forth the spirits of the dead. 12 Anyone who does these things is detestable to the LORD. It is because the other nations have done these detestable things that the LORD your God will drive them out ahead of you. 13 But you must be blameless before the LORD your God.
[Gal 5:18-22 NLT] 18 But when you are directed by the Spirit, you are not under obligation to the law of Moses. 19 When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, 21 envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God. 22 But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
[1Pe 5:8-9 NLT] 8 Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. 9 Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith. Remember that your Christian brothers and sisters all over the world are going through the same kind of suffering you are.
[Mat 24:23-27, 29-30 NLT] 23 "Then if anyone tells you, 'Look, here is the Messiah,' or 'There he is,' don't believe it. 24 For false messiahs and false prophets will rise up and perform great signs and wonders so as to deceive, if possible, even God's chosen ones. 25 See, I have warned you about this ahead of time. 26 "So if someone tells you, 'Look, the Messiah is out in the desert,' don't bother to go and look. Or, 'Look, he is hiding here,' don't believe it! 27 For as the lightning flashes in the east and shines to the west, so it will be when the Son of Man comes. ... 29 "Immediately after the anguish of those days, the sun will be darkened, the moon will give no light, the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. 30 And then at last, the sign that the Son of Man is coming will appear in the heavens, and there will be deep mourning among all the peoples of the earth. And they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
Do Not Be Afraid
If More evidence that these encounters are demonic, are when you hear testimonies about those witness either a visible presence or images, who rebuke and/or declare the Name Of Jesus for them or "it," to stop, because the believe in Jesus Christ, and instantly, the whole event or images disappear, in many cases, never to return again. No other Name can make these things go away, that speaks volumes to anyone who believe they are actual extra terrestrial beings. Jesus' Name would have no effect if it were the case.
[Psa 14:1-7 NLT] 1 For the choir director: A psalm of David. Only fools say in their hearts, "There is no God." They are corrupt, and their actions are evil; not one of them does good! 2 The LORD looks down from heaven on the entire human race; he looks to see if anyone is truly wise, if anyone seeks God. 3 But no, all have turned away; all have become corrupt. No one does good, not a single one! 4 Will those who do evil never learn? They eat up my people like bread and wouldn't think of praying to the LORD. 5 Terror will grip them, for God is with those who obey him. 6 The wicked frustrate the plans of the oppressed, but the LORD will protect his people. 7 Who will come from Mount Zion to rescue Israel? When the LORD restores his people, Jacob will shout with joy, and Israel will rejoice.

Our protection from such things is in Jesus Christ alone. If you do not know Him, please consider seeking out His Truth. He saved my husband's life, and mine too...just to name a couple :o)

[1Ch 22:19 NLT] 19 Now seek the LORD your God with all your heart and soul. Build the sanctuary of the LORD God so that you can bring the Ark of the LORD's Covenant and the holy vessels of God into the Temple built to honor the LORD's name."

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Seek The Lord And You Find Him
[Jer 29:11-14 NLT] 11 For I know the plans I have for you," says the LORD. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. 12 In those days when you pray, I will listen. 13 If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me. 14 I will be found by you," says the LORD. "I will end your captivity and restore your fortunes. I will gather you out of the nations where I sent you and will bring you home again to your own land."
[Pro 8:17 NLT] 17 "I love all who love me. Those who search will surely find me.
[Isa 55:1-13 NLT] 1 "Is anyone thirsty? Come and drink--even if you have no money! Come, take your choice of wine or milk--it's all free! 2 Why spend your money on food that does not give you strength? Why pay for food that does you no good? Listen to me, and you will eat what is good. You will enjoy the finest food. 3 "Come to me with your ears wide open. Listen, and you will find life. I will make an everlasting covenant with you. I will give you all the unfailing love I promised to David. 4 See how I used him to display my power among the peoples. I made him a leader among the nations. 5 You also will command nations you do not know, and peoples unknown to you will come running to obey, because I, the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, have made you glorious." 6 Seek the LORD while you can find him. Call on him now while he is near. 7 Let the wicked change their ways and banish the very thought of doing wrong. Let them turn to the LORD that he may have mercy on them. Yes, turn to our God, for he will forgive generously. 8 "My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts," says the LORD. "And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. 9 For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts. 10 "The rain and snow come down from the heavens and stay on the ground to water the earth. They cause the grain to grow, producing seed for the farmer and bread for the hungry. 11 It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it. 12 You will live in joy and peace. The mountains and hills will burst into song, and the trees of the field will clap their hands! 13 Where once there were thorns, cypress trees will grow. Where nettles grew, myrtles will sprout up. These events will bring great honor to the LORD's name; they will be an everlasting sign of his power and love."