GET REAL BIBLE

   

   

   

No, this is not a new translation of the Bible, but rather, a place where you can see the Bible explain the Bible. Many subjects will be coming. What you will find below are Statements pertaining to Truth and lies, and their sources.

Which do you live by? Do you know if what you are believing is Truth or error? Who told you? How reliable are the sources you chose to listen to.

For the first half of my life, I chose to believe what others told me. The second half of my life, I chose to see what God had to say about the things I accepted in the first half of my life. There was not much I learned in the first half that profited me, especially in the Eternal sense. Everything keeps coming together more and more, the more time I give to Jesus to teach me of what is really going on and why.

What will be shared are points of interest when it comes to Eternal Life. This life we now live on earth is nothing more than steam out of a kettle; there it is, and there it is not. What is even a thousand years, when the Pages of Eternity are rolling through Everlasting? Get real with God, and God will get real with you.

   

Isaiah 1:18  Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
 

Do not sweat it, if there are things you do not understand yet. There is a learning curve with everything. Just as with any line of study, the more you do study, the more you will understand when you search with sincerity, and when you are only interested in the Truth, regardless what you may have been told in the past. 

There has been much confusion about the 1st and 2nd death.

Some say you go to Heaven immediately upon death.

Some people say if you do not go to Heaven, you will either suffer in the flames of purgatory, or in torturous flames forever.

   

But what does God say?

   

Revelation 20:6-8  Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.  (7)  And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,  (8)  And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.


Revelation 20:11-15  And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.  (12)  And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.  (13)  And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.  (14)  And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.  (15)  And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
 

   

If you never read the Bible, you may be very surprised, like I was, to see how straight forward everything is Recorded.

God hides nothing. He does not sugarcoat anything.

He will tell you straight up, what has happened, what is happening, and what will happen.

Whether you accept or reject what has been Written; it will simply be a matter of time before everyone will see the Bible has been, is, and will be the Whole Truth, and nothing but the Truth.

If you do not want to get sucker-punched with lies and deceptions, you ought to take the time to at least read through the Scriptures one time.

   

Many people will tell you death is living. If you are dead, how can you be alive?

   

Ecclesiastes 9:5-6  For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten. 

(6)  Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished; neither have they any more a portion for ever in any thing that is done under the sun.
 

   

If you attend any denomination or religious service, how often do you hear them talk about the 1st and 2nd death?

   

We are told the deceptions and lies in the end of time are going to be horrendous; a work of art; sophisticated; very difficult to recognize unless you have a solid grasp of what is Written in the Bible. If the deceptions are not recognized, they will be totally deadly - forever deadly.

Everyone says they use the same Bible for their source of information. Then why all the conflicting interpretations?

As you will see below, deceptions and lies are not new. They happened in times of old, and they are actively deceiving people today.

It is up to you to decide if you want to blindly believe what other people are telling you, or if you want to simply look for your own self to see who is lying to you, and who is telling the Truth.

The Bible is only a mystery to those who think the Truth will interfere with their current lifestyle. Many think that if they read the Bible, they will be convicted in ways that will interfere with what they have already accepted, and beliefs they have chosen to live by, regardless if they are true or not. If you are tired of all the mixed messages, and the confusion that is spreading around the world, it is time to find out why the world is going in the direction it is. If you think you will lose important factors that are currently in your life that you highly value now; realize the only changes that can occur when you study the Bible, is the removal of any trash that may have accumulated through the years. 

John 16:12-13  I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.  (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.
 

   

Luke 6:39-42  And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch? 

(40)  The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master. 

(41)  And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye? 

(42)  Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother's eye.
 

Matthew 15:1-20  Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying, 

(2)  Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread. 

(3)  But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition? 

(4)  For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death. 

(5)  But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; 

(6)  And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition. 

(7)  Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, 

(8)  This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. 

(9)  But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. 

(10)  And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand: 

(11)  Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man. 

(12)  Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying? 

(13)  But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up. 

(14)  Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. 

(15)  Then answered Peter and said unto him, Declare unto us this parable. 

(16)  And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding? 

(17)  Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught? 

(18)  But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. 

(19)  For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: 

(20)  These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.
 

   

One of the serpent's first lies was on the state of the dead.

   

Genesis 3:1-7  Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? 

(2)  And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: 

(3)  But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. 

(4)  And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: 

(5)  For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. 

(6)  And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. 

(7)  And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.

   

Did Adam and Eve die instantly? No, but the process of death began in them at that moment. It would be just a matter of time before they both would experience the first death.

Did you also notice the 3 steps of the deception? The woman saw the fruit of the tree was good for the appetite. It was pleasing to the eyes. The fruit came from a tree that the Serpent claimed would make one wise. Look what is Written in: 1 John 2:16  For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
 

Is it that God did not want Adam and Eve to be wise? That was not the issue. God created them with an extremely high degree of intelligence. He also created each of them with freewill, as He gives to every individual human. Eve chose to believe another creation, instead of her Creator. Adam went along with it. They found out too late they should have been much more careful with their decisions; just as each of us ought to be. Every decision we individually make has at least one consequence to it. We typically find out fairly soon if the outcome will contain benefit or damage.   

Genesis 3:22-24  And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: 

Did they become as gods, as Satan had claimed they would? Only to the extent of knowing good and evil. God had already given them knowledge of goodness when He created each of them. After they bit into the lie, they began to experience and understand evil through satanic influence and satanic manipulation. In time, humans would also find out and experience various levels of satanic possession.

(23)  Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. 

(24)  So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.

Did you notice how the word man is used? (drove out the man). What about Eve? And He called their name Adam.

Genesis 5:2  Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.
 

Though they were two individuals, and created separately, they were seen by God as one.

Genesis 2:21-24  And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;  (22)  And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.  (23)  And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.  (24)  Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.



Read some of the deceptions that were going on in Jeremiah's day:

   

Jeremiah 23:1-2, 9-32  Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the LORD. 

(2)  Therefore thus saith the LORD God of Israel against the pastors that feed my people; Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith the LORD. 

(9)  Mine heart within me is broken because of the prophets; all my bones shake; I am like a drunken man, and like a man whom wine hath overcome, because of the LORD, and because of the words of his holiness. 

(10)  For the land is full of adulterers; for because of swearing the land mourneth; the pleasant places of the wilderness are dried up, and their course is evil, and their force is not right. 

(11)  For both prophet and priest are profane; yea, in my house have I found their wickedness, saith the LORD. 

(12)  Wherefore their way shall be unto them as slippery ways in the darkness: they shall be driven on, and fall therein: for I will bring evil upon them, even the year of their visitation, saith the LORD. 

(13)  And I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria; they prophesied in Baal, and caused my people Israel to err. 

(14)  I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evildoers, that none doth return from his wickedness: they are all of them unto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah. 

(15)  Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts concerning the prophets; Behold, I will feed them with wormwood, and make them drink the water of gall: for from the prophets of Jerusalem is profaneness gone forth into all the land. 

(16)  Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy unto you: they make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of the LORD. 

(17)  They say still unto them that despise me, The LORD hath said, Ye shall have peace; and they say unto every one that walketh after the imagination of his own heart, No evil shall come upon you. 

(18)  For who hath stood in the counsel of the LORD, and hath perceived and heard his word? who hath marked his word, and heard it? 

(19)  Behold, a whirlwind of the LORD is gone forth in fury, even a grievous whirlwind: it shall fall grievously upon the head of the wicked. 

(20)  The anger of the LORD shall not return, until he have executed, and till he have performed the thoughts of his heart: in the latter days ye shall consider it perfectly

(21)  I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran: I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied. 

(22)  But if they had stood in my counsel, and had caused my people to hear my words, then they should have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings. 

(23)  Am I a God at hand, saith the LORD, and not a God afar off? 

(24)  Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD. 

(25)  I have heard what the prophets said, that prophesy lies in my name, saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed. 

(26)  How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies? yea, they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart

(27)  Which think to cause my people to forget my name by their dreams which they tell every man to his neighbour, as their fathers have forgotten my name for Baal. 

(28)  The prophet that hath a dream, let him tell a dream; and he that hath my word, let him speak my word faithfully. What is the chaff to the wheat? saith the LORD. 

(29)  Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces? 

(30)  Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that steal my words every one from his neighbour. 

(31)  Behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that use their tongues, and say, He saith. 

(32)  Behold, I am against them that prophesy false dreams, saith the LORD, and do tell them, and cause my people to err by their lies, and by their lightness; yet I sent them not, nor commanded them: therefore they shall not profit this people at all, saith the LORD. 

  

Read some of what was going on in Ezekiel's day:

   

Ezekiel 13:1-10  And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 

(2)  Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel that prophesy, and say thou unto them that prophesy out of their own hearts, Hear ye the word of the LORD; 

(3)  Thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe unto the foolish prophets, that follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing

(4)  O Israel, thy prophets are like the foxes in the deserts. 

(5)  Ye have not gone up into the gaps, neither made up the hedge for the house of Israel to stand in the battle in the day of the LORD. 

(6)  They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying, The LORD saith: and the LORD hath not sent them: and they have made others to hope that they would confirm the word. 

(7)  Have ye not seen a vain vision, and have ye not spoken a lying divination, whereas ye say, The LORD saith it; albeit I have not spoken? 

(8)  Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye have spoken vanity, and seen lies, therefore, behold, I am against you, saith the Lord GOD. 

(9)  And mine hand shall be upon the prophets that see vanity, and that divine lies: they shall not be in the assembly of my people, neither shall they be written in the writing of the house of Israel, neither shall they enter into the land of Israel; and ye shall know that I am the Lord GOD. 

(10)  Because, even because they have seduced my people, saying, Peace; and there was no peace...

Ezekiel 13:22-23  Because with lies ye have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom I have not made sad; and strengthened the hands of the wicked, that he should not return from his wicked way, by promising him life: 

(23)  Therefore ye shall see no more vanity, nor divine divinations: for I will deliver my people out of your hand: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
 

   

Read what Jesus said to the religious leaders when He was here:

   


Matthew 23:1-39  Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples, 

(2)  Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat: 

(3)  All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not

(4)  For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers. 

(5)  But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments, 

(6)  And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues, 

(7)  And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi. 

(8)  But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. 

(9)  And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. 

(10)  Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ. 

(11)  But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. 

(12)  And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted. 

(13)  But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in. 

(14)  Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation. 

(15)  Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves. 

(16)  Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor! 

(17)  Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold? 

(18)  And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty. 

(19)  Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift? 

(20)  Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon. 

(21)  And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein. 

(22)  And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon. 

(23)  Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. 

(24)  Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel. 

(25)  Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. 

(26)  Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also. 

(27)  Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness. 

(28)  Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. 

(29)  Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, 

(30)  And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. 

(31)  Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets. 

(32)  Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers. 

(33)  Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell? 

(34)  Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: 

(35)  That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. 

(36)  Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation. 

(37)  O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! 

(38)  Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. 

(39)  For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.
 

   

See some of what Jesus had John record for the times we are living in now:

   

Revelation 13:11-18  And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. 

(12)  And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. 

(13)  And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, 

(14)  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; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. 

(15)  And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. 

(16)  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: 

(17)  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. 

(18)  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.
 

   

Then look further:

   

Revelation 18:1-24  And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. 

(2)  And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. 

(3)  For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. 

(4)  And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. 

(5)  For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities. 

(6)  Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double. 

(7)  How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow. 

(8)  Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her. 

(9)  And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning, 

(10)  Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come. 

(11)  And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more: 

(12)  The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble, 

(13)  And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men. 

(14)  And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all. 

(15)  The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing, 

(16)  And saying, Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls! 

(17)  For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off, 

(18)  And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city! 

(19)  And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate. 

(20)  Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her. 

(21)  And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all. 

(22)  And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee; 

(23)  And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived. 

(24)  And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.
 

   

Revelation 21:7-8  He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. 

(8)  But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

   

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2 Timothy 3:1-7  This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 

(2)  For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 

(3)  Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 

(4)  Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 

(5)  Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 

(6)  For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, 

(7)  Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

 

   

What about the 1%?

   

James 5:1-8  Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you. 

(2)  Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten. 

(3)  Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days. 

(4)  Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth. 

(5)  Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter. 

(6)  Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you. 

(7)  Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain. 

(8)  Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.
 

   

What did Peter say about the last days?

   

2 Peter 2:1-22  But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. 

(2)  And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. 

(3)  And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not. 

(4)  For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; 

(5)  And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly; 

(6)  And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly; 

(7)  And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: 

(8)  (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;) 

(9)  The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished: 

(10)  But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities. 

(11)  Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord. 

(12)  But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption; 

(13)  And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you; 

(14)  Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children: 

(15)  Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness; 

(16)  But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man's voice forbad the madness of the prophet. 

(17)  These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever. 

(18)  For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error. 

(19)  While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage. 

(20)  For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. 

(21)  For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. 

(22)  But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.
 

   

What did Jude say?

   

Jude 1:1-25  Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called: 

(2)  Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied. 

(3)  Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. 

(4)  For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. 

(5)  I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not. 

(6)  And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. 

(7)  Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. 

(8)  Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities. 

(9)  Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee. 

(10)  But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves. 

(11)  Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core. 

(12)  These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; 

(13)  Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever. 

(14)  And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, 

(15)  To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him. 

(16)  These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men's persons in admiration because of advantage. 

(17)  But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; 

(18)  How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. 

(19)  These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit. 

(20)  But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, 

(21)  Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. 

(22)  And of some have compassion, making a difference: 

(23)  And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh. 

(24)  Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, 

(25)  To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.
 

   

The further you get into this study, the more you keep seeing.

Where are the real preachers today?

Why the watered down messages?

Why the inconsistencies?

Why the lies?

Why the deceptions?

   

John 8:42-47  Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. 

(43)  Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. 

(44)  Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. 

(45)  And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. 

(46)  Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? 

(47)  He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.

   

Revelation 9:20-21  And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: 

(21)  Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.

   

Deuteronomy 32:17  They sacrificed unto devils, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to new gods that came newly up, whom your fathers feared not.

   

Psalms 106:37-40  Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils, 

(38)  And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood. 

(39)  Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions. 

(40)  Therefore was the wrath of the LORD kindled against his people, insomuch that he abhorred his own inheritance.

   

Matthew 4:23-24  And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people. 

(24)  And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.

   

Matthew 7:13-29  Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 

(14)  Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. 

(15)  Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. 

(16)  Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 

(17)  Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 

(18)  A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 

(19)  Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 

(20)  Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. 

(21)  Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 

(22)  Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 

(23)  And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. 

(24)  Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: 

(25)  And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. 

(26)  And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: 

(27)  And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it. 

(28)  And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine: 

(29)  For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.

   

Matthew 12:24-28  But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils. 

(25)  And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:

(26)  And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand? 

(27)  And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges. 

(28)  But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.

   

Mark 16:9  Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.

   

Luke 8:27-36  And when he went forth to land, there met him out of the city a certain man, which had devils long time, and ware no clothes, neither abode in any house, but in the tombs. 

(28)  When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God most high? I beseech thee, torment me not. 

(29)  (For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For oftentimes it had caught him: and he was kept bound with chains and in fetters; and he brake the bands, and was driven of the devil into the wilderness.) 

(30)  And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered into him. 

(31)  And they besought him that he would not command them to go out into the deep. 

(32)  And there was there an herd of many swine feeding on the mountain: and they besought him that he would suffer them to enter into them. And he suffered them. 

(33)  Then went the devils out of the man, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake, and were choked. 

(34)  When they that fed them saw what was done, they fled, and went and told it in the city and in the country. 

(35)  Then they went out to see what was done; and came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the devils were departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid. 

(36)  They also which saw it told them by what means he that was possessed of the devils was healed.

   

1 Corinthians 10:20-21  But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. 

(21)  Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils.

   

1 Timothy 4:1-3  Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 

(2)  Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 

(3)  Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.

   

James 2:15-24  If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, 

(16)  And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit? 

(17)  Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. 

(18)  Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. 

(19)  Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. 

(20)  But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? 

(21)  Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? 

(22)  Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect? 

(23)  And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God. 

(24)  Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.

   

Revelation 16:13-14  And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. 

(14)  For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.

   

2 Corinthians 11:13-15  For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. 

(14)  And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. 

(15)  Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

   

It is important to clearly understand God has given each of us freewill. He lets us use it however we individually see fit. If you want to walk with Jesus, you are more than welcome. If you want to curse God to His Face, you can do that. You can live a holy, righteous life, or you can live an unjust, filthy life. The decision is yours, and you are fully accountable for your each and every decision. 

   

Revelation 22:10-15  And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand. 

(11)  He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. 

(12)  And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. 

(13)  I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. 

(14)  Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. 

(15)  For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.
  

   

Are you living according to Truth or lies? Have you taken a reasonable amount of time to see what God says? 

   

 Isaiah 28:21-23  For the LORD shall rise up as in mount Perazim, he shall be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon, that he may do his work, his strange work; and bring to pass his act, his strange act. 

(22)  Now therefore be ye not mockers, lest your bands be made strong: for I have heard from the Lord GOD of hosts a consumption, even determined upon the whole earth. 

(23)  Give ye ear, and hear my voice; hearken, and hear my speech.

   

Isaiah 32:6-11  For the vile person will speak villany, and his heart will work iniquity, to practise hypocrisy, and to utter error against the LORD, to make empty the soul of the hungry, and he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail. 

(7)  The instruments also of the churl are evil: he deviseth wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the needy speaketh right. 

(8)  But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand. 

(9)  Rise up, ye women that are at ease; hear my voice, ye careless daughters; give ear unto my speech. 

(10)  Many days and years shall ye be troubled, ye careless women: for the vintage shall fail, the gathering shall not come. 

(11)  Tremble, ye women that are at ease; be troubled, ye careless ones: strip you, and make you bare, and gird sackcloth upon your loins.

   

John 10:1-32  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. 

(2)  But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 

(3)  To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. 

(4)  And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. 

(5)  And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers. 

(6)  This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them. 

(7)  Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. 

(8)  All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. 

(9)  I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. 

(10)  The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. 

(11)  I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. 

(12)  But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. 

(13)  The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep. 

(14)  I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. 

(15)  As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep. 

(16)  And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd. 

(17)  Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. 

(18)  No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father. 

(19)  There was a division therefore again among the Jews for these sayings. 

(20)  And many of them said, He hath a devil, and is mad; why hear ye him? 

(21)  Others said, These are not the words of him that hath a devil. Can a devil open the eyes of the blind? 

(22)  And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter. 

(23)  And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon's porch. 

(24)  Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly. 

(25)  Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of me. 

(26)  But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you. 

(27)  My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 

(28)  And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. 

(29)  My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. 

(30)  I and my Father are one. 

(31)  Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him. 

(32)  Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?

   

Revelation 3:14-22  And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; 

(15)  I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. 

(16)  So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. 

(17)  Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: 

(18)  I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. 

(19)  As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. 

(20)  Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. 

(21)  To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. 

(22)  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

   

There are only two sources of information on earth: Christ and Satan. Christ will be straight up with you. Satan works through manipulation and deception.

God gave you a very sophisticated brain. You can use it to learn and grow in wonderful ways, or you can let it slowly rot away on Hollywood, the sports industry, frivolous music, and other brain deadening practices.

You can be getting ready for Life Eternal or the second and final death. It is completely up to you.

Oddly, there has always, only been a remnant of people in every generation that have chosen to walk with God. Why?

   

Genesis 2:15-17  And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. 

(16)  And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: 

(17)  But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

   

Eve and Adam thought the serpent, and they, knew better than God. They found out they accepted a lie. Though they were graciously informed, they ignored what their Creator had said to them. Sound familiar? Adam and Eve were implanted with the knowledge of good. When they ate of the fruit of the one and only tree they were told to abstain from, they quickly began to learn about the dark side.

   

Hosea 4:6-10  My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. 

(7)  As they were increased, so they sinned against me: therefore will I change their glory into shame. 

(8)  They eat up the sin of my people, and they set their heart on their iniquity. 

(9)  And there shall be, like people, like priest: and I will punish them for their ways, and reward them their doings. 

(10)  For they shall eat, and not have enough: they shall commit whoredom, and shall not increase: because they have left off to take heed to the LORD.
 

   

The knowledge is available, but most people choose to be preoccupied with the things that are in front of their face, and refuse to do serious longer term planning. These are individual decisions. What will your decisions be? What will be your fate? You are the only one who can decide what it will be. You have freewill. It is up to you how you choose to use it.

Do you want to choose God? Do you want to choose Jesus? It is up to you. Are you willing to take time to find out Who God really is? Or are you going to just believe what ever you have been told? As you can see throughout the Statements from Scripture throughout this writing throughout human history, that the ones most people choose to trust have led the people in the past astray. The Bible says it will be no different in this end time we are currently living in. You will not be able to blame anyone else if you refuse to inform yourself, and if you refuse to take serious time to find out what is going on and why. You have been made to be an intelligent being. It is completely up to you what you choose to do with the intelligence you have access to.

   

John 1:6-13  There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 

(7)  The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. 

(8)  He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. 

(9)  That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. 

(10)  He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. 

(11)  He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 

(12)  But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: 

(13)  Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
 

   

John 3:16-21  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 

(17)  For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 

(18)  He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 

(19)  And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 

(20)  For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. 

(21)  But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

   


Are you ignoring the Light God has made available? If not, wonderful. If so, why? Do you really enjoy being lied to?

   

Deuteronomy 30:19-20  I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: 

(20)  That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.
 

   

Joshua 24:13-15  And I have given you a land for which ye did not labour, and cities which ye built not, and ye dwell in them; of the vineyards and oliveyards which ye planted not do ye eat. 

(14)  Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the LORD. 

(15)  And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.
 

   

2 Thessalonians 2:1-12  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; 

(4)  Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. 

(5)  Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? 

(6)  And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. 

(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.
 

   

Why did God allow strong delusion to come? Because they deluded their own thinking with lies, instead of Truth. They were led to believe God, and His Way of Life were less in value than what they had going on in their own mind - their own chosen beliefs. They did not want to take the time to see if they were believing Biblical Truth or not. They typically believed what they were told to believe without investigating.

People spend more time planning a short vacation, than they do verifying if they are believing Truth and making sure their Way into Eternal Life is factual and real. Freewill in action. Too often a person gets what their life decisions dictate; not so much what words they say they live by, but what kind of life they actually live according to.

   

Matthew 25:31-46  When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: 

(32)  And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: 

(33)  And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. 

(34)  Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 

(35)  For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: 

(36)  Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. 

(37)  Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? 

(38)  When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? 

(39)  Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? 

(40)  And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. 

(41)  Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: 

(42)  For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: 

(43)  I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. 

(44)  Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? 

(45)  Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. 

(46)  And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
 

   

Did you notice that? The everlasting fire was not put in place for humans, but for devils. For those who choose to learn about, and stay on the Narrow Path that leads to Life Eternal will live Forever. Those who choose the wide road, will follow the devils into the lake of fire. Personal decision? Yes. Choose this day, and every day for the rest of your life what kind of end you want: a most definite and permanent end, or Endlessness. When you decide, live accordingly. There will be no hypocrites in Heaven.