Friday, 16 February 2018

Today Reminder (Seek) – 16 February 2018



A reminder for today
When thou saidst, seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek. (Psalm 27:8)

It is Friday and I am under attack. Ever since I woke this morning I have not felt like myself and after my workout I could feel frustration and irritation boiling up in me. I do not know if you ever felt like this before. You see this whole morning satan has been trying to condemn me with mistakes I made in my past. He tried to make me think that I am not worthy of God’s mercy and grace and that I am not good enough for the Lord. 

The enemy is a master liar and deceiver. This is something we must always remember, and this world is his domain for the moment. He will try anything to steer us away from the Lord and to alter our direction. He wants us to fear out the voice of the Lord. You see he wants us to worry and fear and be angry and irritated and to fight and argue. He is only happy when we allow darkness into our lives.
So, I decided to annoy him and I started to seek the face of the Lord and only my Lord. I love psalm 27 and I thought I’ll share it today.

(A Psalm of David.) The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell. 

Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident. One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple. 

For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock. And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD. 

Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me. When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek. Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation. 

When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up. Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies. Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty. 

I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.

O Lord, you are my God and my strength. Lift me up today as I battle with the enemy and keep me safe from his lies. Lead us not into temptation and deliver us from evil. In Jesus name. 

Have an awesome day dear friend of Jesus. 

Cheers

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Today Reminder (Slaves) – 15 February 2018



A reminder for today
And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. (Matthew 18:5-6)

Being a father of two little ones you can imagine that human trafficking and especially child slavery is something that I take extremely seriously. It is a sick sick world that we live in with very sick and extremely evil people. I have been watching the story of Cathy O Brian on youtube and the pizzagate claims. I must admit that I know how evil satan is and this comes as no surprise that he is so cunning and devious. I also suspected that mind control is something the real rulers of this world will use to influence the masses. Let’s look at human trafficking statistics:

An estimated 24.9 million victims are trapped in modern-day slavery. Of these, 16 million (64%) were exploited for labour, 4.8 million (19%) were sexually exploited, and 4.1 million (17%) were exploited in state-imposed forced labour.

Forced labor takes place in many different industries. Of the 16 million trafficking victims exploited for labour

7.5 million (47%) forced labour victims work in construction, manufacturing, mining, or hospitality

3.8 million (24%) forced labour victims are domestic workers

1.7 million (11%) forced labour victims work in agriculture 

71% of trafficking victims around the world are women and girls and 29% are men and boys.

15.4 million victims (75%) are aged 18 or older, with the number of children under the age of 18 estimated at 5.5 million (25%).

The Asia-pacific region accounts for the largest number of forced labourers— 15.4 million (62% of the global total). Africa has 5.7 million (23%) followed by Europe and Central Asia with 2.2 million
(9%). The Americas account for 1.2 million (5%) and the Arab States account for 1% of all victims. 

Human trafficking does not always involve travel to the destination of exploitation: 2.2 million (14%) of victims of forced labour moved either internally or internationally, while 3.5 million (74%) of victims of sexual exploitation were living outside their country of residence.

Victims spend an average of 20 months in forced labour, although this varied with different forms of forced labour.

This is a serious problem and what can we do? We can pray. Come and stand with me as we unite against the devil and his evil plans. Pray with me as we fight the enemy on our knees. There is power in prayer and I know we will change this world if we all unite against the evil forces of darkness.

Lord, we pray that you intervene today and set the captives free. I pray that every attempt to steal a child or a person will be unsuccessful and that these people will find freedom from slavery. I pray that your will be done and that your kingdom will come. In Jesus name. 

Have an awesome day dear friend of Jesus. 

Cheers

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Today Reminder (Valentine truth) – 14 February 2018

A reminder for today
After the doings of the land of Egypt, wherein ye dwelt, shall ye not do: and after the doings of the land of Canaan, whither I bring you, shall ye not do: neither shall ye walk in their ordinances. (Leviticus 18:3)

Like Christmas, Easter, Halloween, New Year’s and other holidays of this world, St. Valentine’s Day is another attempt to “whitewash” perverted customs and observances of pagan gods and idols by “Christianizing” them.

As innocent and harmless as St. Valentine’s Day may appear, its traditions and customs originate from two of the most sexually perverted pagan festivals of ancient history: Lupercalia and the feast day of Juno Februata.

Celebrated on February 15, Lupercalia (known as the “festival of sexual license”) was held by the ancient Romans in honour of Lupercus, god of fertility and husbandry, protector of herds and crops, and a mighty hunter—especially of wolves. The Romans believed that Lupercus would protect Rome from roving bands of wolves, which devoured livestock and people.

Assisted by Vestal Virgins, the Luperci (male priests) conducted purification rites by sacrificing goats and a dog in the Lupercal cave on Palatine Hill, where the Romans believed the twins Romulus and Remus had been sheltered and nursed by a she-wolf before they eventually founded Rome. Clothed in loincloths made from sacrificed goats and smeared in their blood, the Luperci would run about Rome, striking women with februa, thongs made from skins of the sacrificed goats. The Luperci believed that the floggings purified women and guaranteed their fertility and ease of childbirth. February derives from februa or “means of purification.”

To the Romans, February was also sacred to Juno Februata, the goddess of febris (“fever”) of love, and of women and marriage. On February 14, billets (small pieces of paper, each of which had the name of a teen-aged girl written on it) were put into a container. Teen-aged boys would then choose one billet at random. The boy and the girl whose name was drawn would become a “couple,” joining in erotic games at feasts and parties celebrated throughout Rome. After the festival, they would remain sexual partners for the rest of the year. This custom was observed in the Roman Empire for centuries.

The church whitewashed Lupercalia. Instead of putting the names of girls into a box, the names of “saints” were drawn by both boys and girls. It was then each person’s duty to emulate the life of the saint whose name he or she had drawn. This was Rome’s vain attempt to “whitewash” a pagan observance by “Christianizing” it, which God has not given man the power or authority to do. 
Though the church at Rome had banned the sexual lottery, young men still practiced a much toned-down version, sending women whom they desired handwritten romantic messages containing St. Valentine’s name.

Over the centuries, St. Valentine’s Day cards became popular, especially by the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. These cards were painted with pictures of Cupid and hearts, and meticulously decorated with lace, silk or flowers. 

The title Baal means “lord” or “master,” and is mentioned throughout the Bible as the god of pagans. God warned His people not to worship or even tolerate the ways of Baal (Nimrod). In ancient Chaldean (the language of the Babylonians), bal, which is similar to Baal, meant, “heart.” This is where the Valentine heart symbol originated.

Now notice the name Cupid. It comes from the Latin verb cupere, meaning “to desire.” Cupid was the son of Venus, Roman goddess of beauty and love. Also known as Eros in ancient Greece, he was the son of Aphrodite. According to myth, he was responsible for impregnating numerous goddesses and mortals. Cupid was a child-like archer (remember, Nimrod was a skilled archer). Mythology describes Cupid as having both a cruel and happy personality. He would use his invisible arrows, tipped with gold, to strike unsuspecting men and women, causing them to fall madly in love. He did not do this for their benefit, but to drive them crazy with intense passion, to make their lives miserable, and to laugh at the results.

Many of the gods of the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Assyrians and others were modeled after one man—Nimrod.

Throughout the Bible, God describes “heathens” as those who worship things that He had created (animals, the sun, the moon, stars, trees, etc.), or man-made idols, or anything but the one true God. He calls such people and their practices pagan. True Christians understand that God hates any customs, practices and traditions that are rooted in paganism.

Satan has deceived the whole world (Rev. 12:9) in multiple ways—especially when it comes to intimate relationships. St. Valentine’s Day is just one of his tools for deception.

Ultimately, “they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.” A true Christian is focused on God’s soon-coming kingdom (Matt. 6:33) and the world to come—not on the fleshly cravings of this world. A true Christian must strive to “put off the old man” and actively imitate the perfect, righteous example of Jesus Christ. A Christian knows that he must actively come out of this world, out of its pagan-infested customs, practices and traditions.

Christians do not celebrate St. Valentine’s Day!

Lord, please continue to open our eyes to the lies of the enemy so that we can fight back against the evil in this world. In Jesus name. 

Have an awesome day dear friend of Jesus. 

Cheers