Wednesday, April 04, 2018

A little Bible study on The Book of Revelation and if Jesus is violent of not.

OK... Bible lesson here.

In Revelation, "The Lion and The Lamb" are the same but the thing is it was expected, as it was the first time Jesus appeared, that this Messiah would be a Lion. He was, except this Lion was ALSO, The Lamb.
To make Jesus The Lamb and “The Violent Lion” missed the entire point of Revelation. The Unveiling of Jesus is about The Lamb being King of Kings. To use this verse to justify Jesus being violent is actually the opposite it teaches.

Read it but look closely at verses 5, 6, 7, 8:

Revelation 5:
1.  And I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne a scroll written inside and on the back, sealed with seven seals. 2.  Then I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, "Who is worthy to open the scroll and to loose its seals?''

3.  And no one in heaven or on the earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll, or to look at it.

4.  So I wept much, because no one was found worthy to open and read the scroll, or to look at it.

5.  But one of the elders said to me, "Do not weep. Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals.''

6.  And I looked, and behold, in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as though it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent out into all the earth. 7.  Then He came and took the scroll out of the right hand of Him who sat on the throne.

 8.  Now when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. 9.  And they sang a new song, saying: "You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open its seals; for You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, 10.  and have made us kings and priests to our God; and we shall reign on the earth.''

11.  Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne, the living creatures, and the elders; and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands, 12.  saying with a loud voice: "Worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom, and strength and honor and glory and blessing!'' 13.  And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying: "Blessing and honor and glory and power be to Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, forever and ever!''
 14.  Then the four living creatures said, "Amen!'' And the twenty-four elders fell down and worshiped Him who lives forever and ever.

Notice the Lamb is Worthy to sit on the Throne AFTER He was called the Lion of Judah? And later, how did Jesus overcome the devil and evil? Read on… for this is THE KEY that unlocks and reveals Jesus for Who He Is..

Revelation 12:10.  Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, "Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down.
 11.  "And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.

We overcame not by power of might but by the Blood of the Lamb and our word of testimony… ummm. Nope, you see no guns or violence in this verse. Again, twisting this verse is the OPPOSITE the Book is revealing. To make it a book that justifies war and violence is antichrist.

In fact, the prophetic word of Isaiah is very clear on the topic of Jesus being violent or not. Isaiah states that the REAL Messiah would be non-violent. Read it:

Isaiah 53: 9. And they made His grave with the wicked but with the rich at His death, because He had done no violence, nor was any deceit in His mouth.


If you believe in Violent Jesus, you are worshipping a false Jesus. You are not following or believe in the Real Jesus who was non-violent.

Before you respond (as opposed to attack), take time to study this out and see I am not pushing a false narrative. Deal with the verses and your OWN theological breakdown of the verses and see your view is simply wrong.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

God or Angels - the Law of Moses

I even fell for it. People use the clearing of the temple as a rationalization for violence. I mean if Jesus is violent then we have a great fake story in the Book of Revelation. However, the bible speaks clearly of Jesus in prophecy.
Therefore, either Jesus was violent and the bible lies or Jesus was not violent.
Since Jesus is the image of the Father and His representation, then God is not violent.
So, again, if Jesus represents the Father and the bible states Jesus was NOT violent - then what do we do with all the OT violence that is supposedly from God?
Acts 7 has some interesting thoughts. The Law of Moses came not from God but through angels. The violence of the OT is often because of Angels and not directly God.

Isaiah 53: 9.  And they made His grave with the wicked but with the rich at His death, because He had done no violence, nor was any deceit in His mouth.

Acts 7: 35 "This Moses whom they rejected, saying, `Who made you a ruler and a judge?' is the one God sent to be a ruler and a deliverer by the hand of the Angel who appeared to him in the bush.

Exodus 3:2 2.  And the Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush. So he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, but the bush was not consumed.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

To be like God? Or, to be fully human?

I was taught, as a young believer, I was to "become more like God". This ever sat well for me. I mean, that sounded like what the serpent stated in the Garden, "For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.''

Now, wanting to “be like God” is not a bad thing, unless your God is also bad. However, if God is God, and you want to be God or a god, then one of you is off a bit.

I also had an issue as Adam and Eve would not have a point of reference in the meaning of "disobedience". Later, as they told the story to Cain and Able, both of these sons would have the reference of their parents mistake. However, for God to "punish" for just being "disobedient", then God just may be unjust. If it is for "blame shifting" and not taking responsibility then we have reasons for the consequences humanity suffered from our inability to take responsibility for our own actions. To blame someone else, who is the image of God, is to blame God and say He is not worthy to be our God.

It took me many years to come to terms that to believe I am to become more “god-like” or “like God” was a lie and that Jesus teaches us to be “more human”.

In addition, I was taught, the original sin was disobedience. I do not see that. I see Adam adding words to God’s warning and then blaming Eve, who then blames the serpent that God put in the garden. That is the sin. Blame shifting. Not taking responsibilities for our actions is “the sin”.

Where does grace fit in this? It fits by means of humility. If one is proud and demanding to be honored as a god-like being, God resists the proud and arrogant. If one is humble, God gives grace. The trick is, humility, is not easily manufactured, and usually comes through much pain and suffering. Much like the suffering Jesus endured, though most likely not a severe.

we learn empathy through feeling pain. We grow and learn to love others when we see ourselves as fellow humans on this planet instead of “god” and those that worship him or her.

If you take time to examine what you actually believe versus what you were taught – how much would stand?