• THE WEARY PILGRIM'S HOPE

    WHEN HAS GOD EVER DONE ANYTHING FOR US OR HAS HE EVER DONE ANYTHING FOR THAT MATTER?

    Please permit me to begin this discourse with words from country music legend, George Glenn Jones;
    (1) I've had choices since the day I was born,every voices that told me right from wrong. If I had listened,I wouldn't be living and dying with the choices I had made.

    (2)Many wouldn't know about the one he was be begging Jesus to take the devil out and how he finally thanked Jesus for taking the devil out of him.

    Confronted with a situation that makes THE MUCH FLAUNTED CHRISTIAN GOD looks like just another fable from our generational passed overs, we all seemed to forget what that SAME GOD HAS BEEN DOING FOR US,EVEN OUR ASKING AND NOTICING.

    Right before me was a neighbour giving me his final reason for rejecting and denying Christ Jesus. The darkness that hung between us wasn't the absence of light,but it was because of our acceptance of responsibility enabled by pain.

    In essence,it was factually stated that God has done nothing for him,so why should he do anything for God at all. Now the funniest part was his feelings that God needed him more than he does HIM...quite or sound ludicrous, isn't it?

    I wonder how many other people have asked that question this year. The relatives of the hundreds of people who died in kidnapper's dens,even after struggling to pay the ransom demanded...Farmers slayed daily by bandits and herdsmen... The families broken down by the so called accidental bombing of innocent civilians...nothing was done to the army. But when 16 or I7(RIP) were slaughtered by hoodlums,they took it out on the innocent,many of whom are yet missing a sister, a father, a child , brother and friends etc,who are yet displaced and hiding in the forest with no hope of rebuilding their lives. Or is it the eastern part where a systemic genocide is going on.. SO WHERE IS GOD?

    This is not limited to a particular region of the world....not at all.
    Our world is in bad shape. We designate times of the year to fight various evils, but we’re running out of months, from cancer to covid, and others yet being manufactured by man for illicit gain at the detriment of fellow man, it just seems that satan is winning the war...at least that is the impression. BUT IT ISN'T TRUE,AND THAT IS WHAT IS DIFFICULT FOR THE PAMPERED TO ASSIMILATE.
    The brokenness never ends. It can leave us asking whether God is worth following and why, for Heaven’s sake, HE isn’t fixing things.

    But, If we take a minute, though, to focus beyond the pain, we find in Christianity a God who does act on our behalf. Other religions, including atheism, require us to claw our own way toward a better future — whether it be called human progress, Valhalla, or Paradise. But, with the God of the Bible, it’s different.

    At the beginning, God gave humans a new world to enjoy and develop, but they rejected HIM and exploited HIS GIFT They SINNED. As a result, the world became home to cancers, domestic violence, and massacres.

    If that wasn’t bad enough, the evil has managed to lodge itself inside ourselves as well. We buck against God’s claim on our lives. He says, “Do not lie,” and we hedge the truth. He says, “Love your neighbor,” and we gossip about the family next door. He says, “Do not envy,” and it eats us up when our coworker gets promoted. We are part of the problem.

    Talking about God’s wrath isn’t popular right now, but we’d understand if a DAD got angry when, having bought a BMW straight out of the factory, his seventeen-year-old snuck out after curfew and crashed the car. The BMW and teen rebellion, though, are small stuff compared to us and God. We’ve rebelled against the ONE who made us and contributed to damaging HIS WORLD.

    The Bible says it this way: because you are stubborn and refuse to turn from your sin, you are storing up terrible punishment for yourself. For a day of anger is coming, when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed. (Romans 2:5). For all us who’ve ever blown God off, that’s really bad news.

    But, this is where Christianity get crazy. Instead of just packing us off to serve time in hell (forever), God offers to fix things HIMSELF, in CHRIST JESUS. So, HE becomes a HUMAN with the goal of ending up nailed to a cross, because that was where God could punish sin, without punishing us. At the CROSS, ChryJesus stepped into the line of fire. He took God’s wrath—the punishment we earned with our rebellion—and died. Three days later, though, Christ Jesus finished paying our punishment and returned to life.

    So, if we’re feeling crushed by our circumstances and wondering whether God’s ever done anything for us, a good place to look is at Christ Jesus. “God showed HIS great love for us by sending Christ Jesus to die for us while we were still sinners.” (Romans 5:8). Christ Jesus got in the line of fire for us, while we were still blowing HIM off. That’s what God’s done for us.

    What Christ Jesus did, though, only makes a difference if we embrace HIM — if we say, “Yes God, I need it. I want it. And, I trust that Christ Jesus took the wrath coming my way so that I could have a relationship with God"

    The Bible puts it this way — “If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved.” (Romans 10:9).

    But, what about the bombings in every part of the world? Or, the trauma I experienced when a lastborn of twelve siblings became an only child.....thats quite an experience, dearest of friends that trusting in Christ Jesus doesn’t just erase in a minute.

    No, not yet. But, Christ Jesus’ Cross is where the fixing starts—it’s where we get right with the God who promises to make things right.
    WE OWE GOD A DUTY...IF HE SAYS IT,HE WILL DO IT. FOR HE HONOURS HIS WORD MORE THAN HIS NAME...IF HE HAS SAID IT ,HE WILL DO IT.

    AND GOD ISN'T A MAN THAT HE WILL LIE. MOST OF THE THINGS TAKING PLACE TODAY,ARE WHAT HE HAS WARNED US TO EXPECT AND BE PREPARED FOR....IT ISN'T QUOTING SCRIPTURES, EXCEPT FOR NEW BELIEVERS.... OTHERWISE,TRUE CHRISTIANS KNOW THESE TRUTHS.

    MAY THE SPIRIT OF THE LIVING GOD HELP US NOT TO BE TAKEN AWARES IN CHRIST JESUS NAME,AMEN!
    THE WEARY PILGRIM'S HOPE πŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈ WHEN HAS GOD EVER DONE ANYTHING FOR US OR HAS HE EVER DONE ANYTHING FOR THAT MATTER? πŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈ Please permit me to begin this discourse with words from country music legend, George Glenn Jones; (1) I've had choices since the day I was born,every voices that told me right from wrong. If I had listened,I wouldn't be living and dying with the choices I had made. (2)Many wouldn't know about the one he was be begging Jesus to take the devil out and how he finally thanked Jesus for taking the devil out of him. Confronted with a situation that makes THE MUCH FLAUNTED CHRISTIAN GOD looks like just another fable from our generational passed overs, we all seemed to forget what that SAME GOD HAS BEEN DOING FOR US,EVEN OUR ASKING AND NOTICING. Right before me was a neighbour giving me his final reason for rejecting and denying Christ Jesus. The darkness that hung between us wasn't the absence of light,but it was because of our acceptance of responsibility enabled by pain. In essence,it was factually stated that God has done nothing for him,so why should he do anything for God at all. Now the funniest part was his feelings that God needed him more than he does HIM...quite or sound ludicrous, isn't it? I wonder how many other people have asked that question this year. The relatives of the hundreds of people who died in kidnapper's dens,even after struggling to pay the ransom demanded...Farmers slayed daily by bandits and herdsmen... The families broken down by the so called accidental bombing of innocent civilians...nothing was done to the army. But when 16 or I7(RIP) were slaughtered by hoodlums,they took it out on the innocent,many of whom are yet missing a sister, a father, a child , brother and friends etc,who are yet displaced and hiding in the forest with no hope of rebuilding their lives. Or is it the eastern part where a systemic genocide is going on.. SO WHERE IS GOD? This is not limited to a particular region of the world....not at all. Our world is in bad shape. We designate times of the year to fight various evils, but we’re running out of months, from cancer to covid, and others yet being manufactured by man for illicit gain at the detriment of fellow man, it just seems that satan is winning the war...at least that is the impression. BUT IT ISN'T TRUE,AND THAT IS WHAT IS DIFFICULT FOR THE PAMPERED TO ASSIMILATE. The brokenness never ends. It can leave us asking whether God is worth following and why, for Heaven’s sake, HE isn’t fixing things. But, If we take a minute, though, to focus beyond the pain, we find in Christianity a God who does act on our behalf. Other religions, including atheism, require us to claw our own way toward a better future — whether it be called human progress, Valhalla, or Paradise. But, with the God of the Bible, it’s different. At the beginning, God gave humans a new world to enjoy and develop, but they rejected HIM and exploited HIS GIFT They SINNED. As a result, the world became home to cancers, domestic violence, and massacres. If that wasn’t bad enough, the evil has managed to lodge itself inside ourselves as well. We buck against God’s claim on our lives. He says, “Do not lie,” and we hedge the truth. He says, “Love your neighbor,” and we gossip about the family next door. He says, “Do not envy,” and it eats us up when our coworker gets promoted. We are part of the problem. Talking about God’s wrath isn’t popular right now, but we’d understand if a DAD got angry when, having bought a BMW straight out of the factory, his seventeen-year-old snuck out after curfew and crashed the car. The BMW and teen rebellion, though, are small stuff compared to us and God. We’ve rebelled against the ONE who made us and contributed to damaging HIS WORLD. The Bible says it this way: because you are stubborn and refuse to turn from your sin, you are storing up terrible punishment for yourself. For a day of anger is coming, when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed. (Romans 2:5). For all us who’ve ever blown God off, that’s really bad news. But, this is where Christianity get crazy. Instead of just packing us off to serve time in hell (forever), God offers to fix things HIMSELF, in CHRIST JESUS. So, HE becomes a HUMAN with the goal of ending up nailed to a cross, because that was where God could punish sin, without punishing us. At the CROSS, ChryJesus stepped into the line of fire. He took God’s wrath—the punishment we earned with our rebellion—and died. Three days later, though, Christ Jesus finished paying our punishment and returned to life. So, if we’re feeling crushed by our circumstances and wondering whether God’s ever done anything for us, a good place to look is at Christ Jesus. “God showed HIS great love for us by sending Christ Jesus to die for us while we were still sinners.” (Romans 5:8). Christ Jesus got in the line of fire for us, while we were still blowing HIM off. That’s what God’s done for us. What Christ Jesus did, though, only makes a difference if we embrace HIM — if we say, “Yes God, I need it. I want it. And, I trust that Christ Jesus took the wrath coming my way so that I could have a relationship with God" The Bible puts it this way — “If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved.” (Romans 10:9). But, what about the bombings in every part of the world? Or, the trauma I experienced when a lastborn of twelve siblings became an only child.....thats quite an experience, dearest of friends that trusting in Christ Jesus doesn’t just erase in a minute. No, not yet. But, Christ Jesus’ Cross is where the fixing starts—it’s where we get right with the God who promises to make things right. WE OWE GOD A DUTY...IF HE SAYS IT,HE WILL DO IT. FOR HE HONOURS HIS WORD MORE THAN HIS NAME...IF HE HAS SAID IT ,HE WILL DO IT. AND GOD ISN'T A MAN THAT HE WILL LIE. MOST OF THE THINGS TAKING PLACE TODAY,ARE WHAT HE HAS WARNED US TO EXPECT AND BE PREPARED FOR....IT ISN'T QUOTING SCRIPTURES, EXCEPT FOR NEW BELIEVERS.... OTHERWISE,TRUE CHRISTIANS KNOW THESE TRUTHS. MAY THE SPIRIT OF THE LIVING GOD HELP US NOT TO BE TAKEN AWARES IN CHRIST JESUS NAME,AMENπŸ™‡πŸ™!
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  • THAT I MAY KNOW HIM![PHP.3:10]

    DISBELIEVING THE RAPTURE IS AKIN TO CALLING GOD'S WORD UNTRUE. (PART ONE)

    My being imperfect like most other people doesn't give us an impetus to toy with God's Word. God alone gives us knowledge to understand the part of His Word He desires us to understand on this side of eternity. I beseech us not to take the RAPTURE LIGHTLY, just like every other of God's Word that must always comes to pass,so long He said It.

    I'm not a theologian nor desires to be one,so I'm having no business here with pre tribulation or after, but strictly the RAPTURE,though they are tied together.


    In 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, Paul says, “But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus. For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede…”—or “go before”—“…those who are asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we…”—Paul includes himself—“…who are alive and remain shall be caught up…”—there’s our word “harpodzo” or “raptured”—“…together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.” Then Paul closes with, “Therefore comfort one another with these words.”

    But,a lot of us don't believe as the word,*Rapture* doesn't appear directly in the Bible. As a result,even apostle Peter was compelled to WARNED us;

    In 2 Peter 3:3-4, Peter says, “Scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, ‘Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep…”—or literally “died”—“…all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.’”

    In other words, they were saying, “There’s no ‘coming again’( which in effect is the RAPTURE) of the Lord! It hasn’t happened yet. It won’t happen in the future.”
    They were mocking the concept or the doctrine of the return Christ Jesus. And as far as we can see and decipher, the scorners and mockers which Peter spoke about has arrived. Yet,Peter made it clear that our ever Compassionate God wants to save as many He can;

    8. But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
    9. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; BUT IS LONG-SUFFERING TO us-ward, NOT WILLING that ANY should PERISH, but that ALL SHOULD come to REPENTANCE. (2Pe 3: 8-9)

    As Christians, we believe in the Incarnation, that God became a man in Christ; we believe in the Crucifixion, that Christ Jesus died on the Cross for our sins; we believe in the Resurrection, that Christ Jesus rose victoriously and bodily from the grave; we believe in the Ascension, that Christ Jesus ascended back into heaven; and we believe in the exaltation, that Christ Jesus is seated at the right hand of God the Father.

    But that’s not the end of the story; as some or all the mockers would have us believe. WE ALSO BELIEVE IN THE RETURN OF CHRIST JESUS. He is coming again. We focus so much on His BIRTH and on His DEATH and on His RESURRECTION, but we forget that He is ASCENDED, EXALTED AND WILL COME AGAIN.

    And of course the main architect of these schemes to make us disbelieve the coming back of our LORD AND SAVIOUR,is the devil,(Jn.8:44),whom has released his agents, comprising of his demons,and willing human agents,because he is the father of lies,and is seriously threatened because he knows his time is but a little while away, though we can't know the actual date or time. Seekers can only guess.

    IT'S THE ONLY TRUE EXPLANATION FOR THE INCREASE OF *SUPPOSED KNOWLEDGE,* ALL IN THE DEVIL'S BID TO DISTRACT US FROM THE GLORY THAT AWAITS TRUE BELIEVERS AND WRECK AS MUCH HAVOC IN THE LIVES OF MEN AS HE CAN BEFORE THE FINAL MOMENT...THE SOUNDING OF THE TRUMPET.

    Christ Jesus promised to come again. In John 14:2-3, ChryJesus said, “I go to prepare a place for you, and if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.”

    I believe His promise. Christ Jesus always keeps His promises. If He promised He is preparing a place and He promised that He would come to “receive” us, I believe that’s a revelation of the rapture of the church. He said that He will take us to His “Father’s house,” and I believe His promise will be fulfilled.

    This is what we call “the rapture of the church.” It was first revealed in John 14 by our Lord Himself. Then it was revealed by Paul the Apostle as the “mystery” of the body of Christ being “caught up to meet the Lord in the air.”
    But there are some who say that the word “rapture” is not in the Bible, so they therefore argue that the doctrine of the rapture is not Biblical. I would also argue that the Bible does not have the word “Trinity” in it, but we believe in the Trinity. The word “providence” does not appear in the Bible, but we believe in the providence of God. So the fact that the word “rapture” does not appear in the Bible doesn’t mean it’s not a doctrine found in the Bible.

    Like I began with, I'm not a theologian nor desires to be one... BECAUSE,THE WORD OF GOD SUPERSEDES CHURCH HISTORY (EVEN THOUGH CHURCH HISTORY IS IMPORTANT) BUT, IT'S GOD'S WORD FIRST.

    We aren't done yet on this, I believe the Lord Himself will pilot us to it's conclusion, because many are being deceived... remember ;
    9. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; BUT IS LONG-SUFFERING TO us-ward, NOT WILLING that ANY should PERISH, but that ALL SHOULD come to REPENTANCE. (2Pe 3: 8-9)
    May His Grace and Mercy speak for us until then,Amen!
    THAT I MAY KNOW HIM![PHP.3:10] πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯ DISBELIEVING THE RAPTURE IS AKIN TO CALLING GOD'S WORD UNTRUE. (PART ONE) πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯ My being imperfect like most other people doesn't give us an impetus to toy with God's Word. God alone gives us knowledge to understand the part of His Word He desires us to understand on this side of eternity. I beseech us not to take the RAPTURE LIGHTLY, just like every other of God's Word that must always comes to pass,so long He said It. I'm not a theologian nor desires to be one,so I'm having no business here with pre tribulation or after, but strictly the RAPTURE,though they are tied together. In 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, Paul says, “But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus. For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede…”—or “go before”—“…those who are asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we…”—Paul includes himself—“…who are alive and remain shall be caught up…”—there’s our word “harpodzo” or “raptured”—“…together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.” Then Paul closes with, “Therefore comfort one another with these words.” But,a lot of us don't believe as the word,*Rapture* doesn't appear directly in the Bible. As a result,even apostle Peter was compelled to WARNED us; In 2 Peter 3:3-4, Peter says, “Scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, ‘Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep…”—or literally “died”—“…all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.’” In other words, they were saying, “There’s no ‘coming again’( which in effect is the RAPTURE) of the Lord! It hasn’t happened yet. It won’t happen in the future.” They were mocking the concept or the doctrine of the return Christ Jesus. And as far as we can see and decipher, the scorners and mockers which Peter spoke about has arrived. Yet,Peter made it clear that our ever Compassionate God wants to save as many He can; 8. But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 9. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; BUT IS LONG-SUFFERING TO us-ward, NOT WILLING that ANY should PERISH, but that ALL SHOULD come to REPENTANCE. (2Pe 3: 8-9) As Christians, we believe in the Incarnation, that God became a man in Christ; we believe in the Crucifixion, that Christ Jesus died on the Cross for our sins; we believe in the Resurrection, that Christ Jesus rose victoriously and bodily from the grave; we believe in the Ascension, that Christ Jesus ascended back into heaven; and we believe in the exaltation, that Christ Jesus is seated at the right hand of God the Father. But that’s not the end of the story; as some or all the mockers would have us believe. WE ALSO BELIEVE IN THE RETURN OF CHRIST JESUS. He is coming again. We focus so much on His BIRTH and on His DEATH and on His RESURRECTION, but we forget that He is ASCENDED, EXALTED AND WILL COME AGAIN. And of course the main architect of these schemes to make us disbelieve the coming back of our LORD AND SAVIOUR,is the devil,(Jn.8:44),whom has released his agents, comprising of his demons,and willing human agents,because he is the father of lies,and is seriously threatened because he knows his time is but a little while away, though we can't know the actual date or time. Seekers can only guess. IT'S THE ONLY TRUE EXPLANATION FOR THE INCREASE OF *SUPPOSED KNOWLEDGE,* ALL IN THE DEVIL'S BID TO DISTRACT US FROM THE GLORY THAT AWAITS TRUE BELIEVERS AND WRECK AS MUCH HAVOC IN THE LIVES OF MEN AS HE CAN BEFORE THE FINAL MOMENT...THE SOUNDING OF THE TRUMPET. Christ Jesus promised to come again. In John 14:2-3, ChryJesus said, “I go to prepare a place for you, and if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.” I believe His promise. Christ Jesus always keeps His promises. If He promised He is preparing a place and He promised that He would come to “receive” us, I believe that’s a revelation of the rapture of the church. He said that He will take us to His “Father’s house,” and I believe His promise will be fulfilled. This is what we call “the rapture of the church.” It was first revealed in John 14 by our Lord Himself. Then it was revealed by Paul the Apostle as the “mystery” of the body of Christ being “caught up to meet the Lord in the air.” But there are some who say that the word “rapture” is not in the Bible, so they therefore argue that the doctrine of the rapture is not Biblical. I would also argue that the Bible does not have the word “Trinity” in it, but we believe in the Trinity. The word “providence” does not appear in the Bible, but we believe in the providence of God. So the fact that the word “rapture” does not appear in the Bible doesn’t mean it’s not a doctrine found in the Bible. Like I began with, I'm not a theologian nor desires to be one... BECAUSE,THE WORD OF GOD SUPERSEDES CHURCH HISTORY (EVEN THOUGH CHURCH HISTORY IS IMPORTANT) BUT, IT'S GOD'S WORD FIRST. We aren't done yet on this, I believe the Lord Himself will pilot us to it's conclusion, because many are being deceived... remember ; 9. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; BUT IS LONG-SUFFERING TO us-ward, NOT WILLING that ANY should PERISH, but that ALL SHOULD come to REPENTANCE. (2Pe 3: 8-9) May His Grace and Mercy speak for us until then,AmenπŸ™‡πŸ™!
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  • THAT I MAY KNOW HIM![PHP.3:10]

    NOW, LET'S TALK ABOUT*SIN !*(ISA.1:4 PERSPECTIVE)

    We are no longer differentiating.

    Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward. (Isa 1: 4)

    WHAT IS*SIN*

    Despite many answers, James actually made it easier for us;
    Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin. (Jas 4: 17)

    What is sin? We have very many answers given to this question in the modern world, but the Bible gives one: SIN IS THE BREAKING OF GOD'S LAW. SIN IS SAYING NO TO GOD, AND SAYING YES TO ONE'S OWN DESIRE.

    This rebellious spirit is nothing new in the world. It came about when the first humans, Adam and Eve, rejected God’s wisdom in place of their own. The presence of sin, as described in the Bible, is the only thing that can explain why the world is full of pain and suffering. Only God’s WORD explains why all sin against God and against one another. The world cannot repair the damage of sin; it cannot make right what humanity has done.

    The only true hope for this sinful world is found in God’s gracious sending of Christ Jesus. The whole Bible looks forward to the time when God will make everything right again in the person of His Son, Christ Jesus. Now,the question we should ask us is this,“do I believe in what God has done? Have I turned from my sin and trusted in Christ Jesus” Christ Jesus is the only One who can redeem from sin and the wrath of God.

    THIS BRIEF ANALOGY OF SIN IS BASED ON PROPHET ISAIAH'S MESSAGE TO YOU AND ME(NOT JUST ISRAEL, AFTER ALL,WE CLAIM ISRAEL BY ADOPTION)!

    The prophet Isaiah wrote to the people of Israel because they were in trouble due to their sin.(Just as us today)

    The message of the prophets and the Bible is a call to repentance and faith.
    SIN is MAN'S WRONG RELATIONSHIP AND ATTITUDE TOWARD GOD THAT LEADS TO TROUBLE.
    Isaiah calls the people (YOU AND ME),a "sinful nation" and "laden with iniquity" to show them their sin.
    Sin makes people forsake God, despise Him, and go backward to corruption.
    People think sin leads to freedom but it leads to corruption and making God an enemy.
    The world thinks it's progressing but without God it's going backward to corruption.
    Sin spreads from individuals to corrupt communities, societies, and nations.
    God still speaks to call people to repentance, faith, and salvation.

    THOUGH MAN'S SIN IS GREAT, GOD'S GRACE, LOVE, AND SALVATION ARE GREATER FOR THOSE WHO REPENT.

    Now ,are we willing to grab this UNCOMMON AND UNUSUAL OPPORTUNITY FROM A RIGHTEOUS GOD AND JUDGE WHO DOESN'T DISCRIMINATE, AS THE CLOCK TICKS TO ITS FINAL SECOND?

    I can't force you nor you me. It's Only an appeal that our chances of escape is getting narrower by the day.
    Are we yet going or continue to believe in the luciferic induced lies of unyielded scientists,belly pastors,liberal ministers,etc,ALL BECAUSE OF WHAT REBELLIOUS MAN UNDER HIS MASTER'S TUTELAGE IS DOING IN THE WORLD TO PROVE THERE'S NO OTHER HEAVEN ELSEWHERE BY THE WONDERS IN ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE(EVEN ON WHEELS),THE KNOWLEDGE THEY CLAIM TO HAVE,THAT THEY DON'T KNOW THAT IT'S GOD'S WAY OF ALLOWING THEM TO LIVE OUT THEIR ILLUSIONS;
    20. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
    21. Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
    22. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
    23. And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. 24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: (Rom 1: 20-24)

    We should be grateful to God for a chance of escape (2Pt.3:7-14) Amen!
    THAT I MAY KNOW HIM![PHP.3:10] πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯ NOW, LET'S TALK ABOUT*SIN !*(ISA.1:4 PERSPECTIVE) πŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈ We are no longer differentiating. Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward. (Isa 1: 4) WHAT IS*SIN* Despite many answers, James actually made it easier for us; Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin. (Jas 4: 17) What is sin? We have very many answers given to this question in the modern world, but the Bible gives one: SIN IS THE BREAKING OF GOD'S LAW. SIN IS SAYING NO TO GOD, AND SAYING YES TO ONE'S OWN DESIRE. This rebellious spirit is nothing new in the world. It came about when the first humans, Adam and Eve, rejected God’s wisdom in place of their own. The presence of sin, as described in the Bible, is the only thing that can explain why the world is full of pain and suffering. Only God’s WORD explains why all sin against God and against one another. The world cannot repair the damage of sin; it cannot make right what humanity has done. The only true hope for this sinful world is found in God’s gracious sending of Christ Jesus. The whole Bible looks forward to the time when God will make everything right again in the person of His Son, Christ Jesus. Now,the question we should ask us is this,“do I believe in what God has done? Have I turned from my sin and trusted in Christ Jesus” Christ Jesus is the only One who can redeem from sin and the wrath of God. THIS BRIEF ANALOGY OF SIN IS BASED ON PROPHET ISAIAH'S MESSAGE TO YOU AND ME(NOT JUST ISRAEL, AFTER ALL,WE CLAIM ISRAEL BY ADOPTION)! The prophet Isaiah wrote to the people of Israel because they were in trouble due to their sin.(Just as us today) The message of the prophets and the Bible is a call to repentance and faith. SIN is MAN'S WRONG RELATIONSHIP AND ATTITUDE TOWARD GOD THAT LEADS TO TROUBLE. Isaiah calls the people (YOU AND ME),a "sinful nation" and "laden with iniquity" to show them their sin. Sin makes people forsake God, despise Him, and go backward to corruption. People think sin leads to freedom but it leads to corruption and making God an enemy. The world thinks it's progressing but without God it's going backward to corruption. Sin spreads from individuals to corrupt communities, societies, and nations. God still speaks to call people to repentance, faith, and salvation. THOUGH MAN'S SIN IS GREAT, GOD'S GRACE, LOVE, AND SALVATION ARE GREATER FOR THOSE WHO REPENT. Now ,are we willing to grab this UNCOMMON AND UNUSUAL OPPORTUNITY FROM A RIGHTEOUS GOD AND JUDGE WHO DOESN'T DISCRIMINATE, AS THE CLOCK TICKS TO ITS FINAL SECOND? I can't force you nor you me. It's Only an appeal that our chances of escape is getting narrower by the day. Are we yet going or continue to believe in the luciferic induced lies of unyielded scientists,belly pastors,liberal ministers,etc,ALL BECAUSE OF WHAT REBELLIOUS MAN UNDER HIS MASTER'S TUTELAGE IS DOING IN THE WORLD TO PROVE THERE'S NO OTHER HEAVEN ELSEWHERE BY THE WONDERS IN ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE(EVEN ON WHEELS),THE KNOWLEDGE THEY CLAIM TO HAVE,THAT THEY DON'T KNOW THAT IT'S GOD'S WAY OF ALLOWING THEM TO LIVE OUT THEIR ILLUSIONS; 20. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: 21. Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23. And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. 24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: (Rom 1: 20-24) We should be grateful to God for a chance of escape (2Pt.3:7-14) AmenπŸ™‡πŸ™!
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  • THAT I MAY KNOW HIM![PHP.3:10]

    DIFFERENTIATING SIN DOESN'T DECREASE NOR INCREASE OUR HOPE!

    I want to state again that most of us that are committed to the fight against the wrongs in church and society, aren't saints nor perfect. LIKE I'VE ALWAYS SAID ABOUT MYSELF,I MAY BE WORSE THAN YOU READING ME. The only difference perhaps is the determination to do the right thing, and also not to be a hindrance to sincere truth seekers.

    I tried to follow how I am led,and this time it's the ever popular subject of sin. But strangely enough, we are starting by separating between the main types of sin.

    The verified truth is that every sin earns death. Every sin makes the sinner guilty before God (Romans 6:23).

    However, the Bible does describe different types of sin. And theologians have divided these types of sins into involuntary and voluntary sins.

    Now,an involuntary sin is a sin that we commit because of the weakness of our flesh or because we are ignorant of a law that we are breaking. Simply put, these sins are not done deliberately.

    While,on the other hand, voluntary sin is done by those of us who know what we are doing is wrong, but we do it anyway. This type of sin is done intentionally.

    We may have to read Matthew 11:21-24; and John 19:11; on our own. But with two other scriptures we are going to establish the difference in a much simpler way:
    Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief. (1Ti 1: 13)

    Here Paul agreed to his ignorance of the law that made him do what he did.

    For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, (Heb 10: 26)

    Here, Paul establish deliberate sin and its consequences. Though the scriptures make a point that ALL SINS ARE EQUAL,the same scriptures made a case for some sins easier to forgive than others.

    Involuntary sins: weakness or ignorance
    Since we all have a sinful nature, every action we take is tainted with sin. Isaiah said, “All our righteous acts are like filthy rags” (Isaiah 64:6). We often sin without realizing it. The psalmist says, “Who can discern their own errors? Forgive my hidden faults” (Psalm 19:12). Through our own weakness or ignorance of God’s law, we fall into this type of sin daily. Praise God that he rescues us by forgiving us through Jesus!

    Read Romans 7:15-25.

    Here the apostle Paul talks about how he struggled with this type of sin.

    Yet we will not be exonerated from these types without some consequences. This is because a true believer can steps to avoid sins of weakness or ignorance;
    There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. (1Co 10: 13)


    But the dangers of deliberate sin is different.
    To know something is wrong and to do it anyway is dangerous, spiritually. The apostle Paul says, “If you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live” (Romans 8:13).

    In an attempt to justify sinful behavior, some will say, “God hates the sin but loves the sinner.” Unfortunately, this is a confusion of law and gospel. The law says that God hates sin and the sinner (Psalm 5:5). We need to hear this message to lead us to repentance. The gospel says that God loves the world and me because of Christ Jesus (John 3:16). We need to hear this message when the law has done its work in our heart and convicted us of sin.

    Read Psalm 32:5 and Hebrews 10:26-31.

    Thus,there is no TRUTH in “God hates the sin but loves the sinner”;
    Read also Hab.1:13

    We are coming back to talk about sin proper.

    It should be our prayer never to cross God's boundaries,Amen!
    THAT I MAY KNOW HIM![PHP.3:10] πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯ DIFFERENTIATING SIN DOESN'T DECREASE NOR INCREASE OUR HOPE! πŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈ I want to state again that most of us that are committed to the fight against the wrongs in church and society, aren't saints nor perfect. LIKE I'VE ALWAYS SAID ABOUT MYSELF,I MAY BE WORSE THAN YOU READING ME. The only difference perhaps is the determination to do the right thing, and also not to be a hindrance to sincere truth seekers. I tried to follow how I am led,and this time it's the ever popular subject of sin. But strangely enough, we are starting by separating between the main types of sin. The verified truth is that every sin earns death. Every sin makes the sinner guilty before God (Romans 6:23). However, the Bible does describe different types of sin. And theologians have divided these types of sins into involuntary and voluntary sins. Now,an involuntary sin is a sin that we commit because of the weakness of our flesh or because we are ignorant of a law that we are breaking. Simply put, these sins are not done deliberately. While,on the other hand, voluntary sin is done by those of us who know what we are doing is wrong, but we do it anyway. This type of sin is done intentionally. We may have to read Matthew 11:21-24; and John 19:11; on our own. But with two other scriptures we are going to establish the difference in a much simpler way: Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief. (1Ti 1: 13) Here Paul agreed to his ignorance of the law that made him do what he did. For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, (Heb 10: 26) Here, Paul establish deliberate sin and its consequences. Though the scriptures make a point that ALL SINS ARE EQUAL,the same scriptures made a case for some sins easier to forgive than others. Involuntary sins: weakness or ignorance Since we all have a sinful nature, every action we take is tainted with sin. Isaiah said, “All our righteous acts are like filthy rags” (Isaiah 64:6). We often sin without realizing it. The psalmist says, “Who can discern their own errors? Forgive my hidden faults” (Psalm 19:12). Through our own weakness or ignorance of God’s law, we fall into this type of sin daily. Praise God that he rescues us by forgiving us through Jesus! Read Romans 7:15-25. Here the apostle Paul talks about how he struggled with this type of sin. Yet we will not be exonerated from these types without some consequences. This is because a true believer can steps to avoid sins of weakness or ignorance; There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. (1Co 10: 13) But the dangers of deliberate sin is different. To know something is wrong and to do it anyway is dangerous, spiritually. The apostle Paul says, “If you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live” (Romans 8:13). In an attempt to justify sinful behavior, some will say, “God hates the sin but loves the sinner.” Unfortunately, this is a confusion of law and gospel. The law says that God hates sin and the sinner (Psalm 5:5). We need to hear this message to lead us to repentance. The gospel says that God loves the world and me because of Christ Jesus (John 3:16). We need to hear this message when the law has done its work in our heart and convicted us of sin. Read Psalm 32:5 and Hebrews 10:26-31. Thus,there is no TRUTH in “God hates the sin but loves the sinner”; Read also Hab.1:13 We are coming back to talk about sin proper. It should be our prayer never to cross God's boundaries,AmenπŸ™‡πŸ™!
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  • TOWARDS THE PERFECT MAN![JAMES 1:4]

    THE REAL TRAGEDY IN THE CHURCH TODAY ISN'T SATAN. LET'S FIND OUT! (PT.2)


    Yesterday, our intentions are to focus on the true problem the Church of Christ Jesus is experiencing. Every committed believer would want to know. And it's not actually what we may be imagining.

    Frankly,if the it's same for you,we gotten ourselves into two groups...those of there who only want Christ Jesus as Savior but not Lord. THAT'S THE REAL PROBLEM IN THE CHURCH.

    And I promised talking o a lot about the first group and probably why they are okay crossing over like that.

    The first is that this world is facing a future raging inferno of immeasurable heat, of infinite power, and eternal duration, this coming inferno is the just wrath of God against sin. It is a fire that will destroy this entire world in judgment and will consume the enemies of God in hell. Secondly, Christ, Jesus Christ is God's only provision for escape from this coming wrath. Christ's death on the cross is the only way that sinners can be saved from this fire. Thirdly, just as those people had no way to save themselves from the raging inferno, we cannot save ourselves from the coming wrath. Our works cannot make us righteous in the sight of God.

    Oh, how the WORLD HATES and FIGHTS these THREE ASSERTIONS, all three of them. The world says, "THERE is no COMING WRATH of GOD" or "God, if HE DOES EXISTS, LOVES EVERYONE and will RESCUE EVERYONE FROM HELL, would not send anyone to hell, IT'S UNWORTHY of GOD to DISPLAY ANGER OR WRATH," those kinds of things.

    Others in te world says that Christ Jesus is not the only way to heaven and that it's ARROGANT for us as Christians to claim that HE is, that HE is the only way to heaven. Third, the world says that we actually can pay for our sins by our good works, righteousness in God's sight can be obtained by observing some kind of law or pattern of morality.

    Now, these assertions that I've made here are hated and opposed by many in the world today, but these assertions that I've made are taught powerfully in the text that we are going to be looking into....Galatians 2:21 and then Galatians 3:10-14. I kept as my jump off point, as I was meditating on this, Galatians 2:21. It's a text that captivated my mind and my imagination and my thoughts for much longer than I thought it would be. Galatians 2:21 says, "I DO NOT SET ASIDE THE GRACE OF GOD, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, THEN CHRIST JESUS DIED FOR NOTHING."

    So I concentrated on the phrase, the GRACE OF GOD, in Galatians 2:21. We're in the middle here in Galatians, of Paul's train of thought as he's explaining the Gospel of salvation through faith in Christ. The grace of God, then in Galatians 2:21, is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is the GRACIOUS PROVISION on that GOD has MADE for US.

    They give me an understanding of Christ Jesus as the only SAVIOUR that there is from the wrath of God. I'm going to make three assertions in this teaching, and the world hates all three of them.
    The first is that this world is facing a future raging inferno of immeasurable heat, of infinite power, and eternal duration, this coming inferno is the just wrath of God against sin. It is a fire that will destroy this entire world in judgment and will consume the enemies of God in hell.
    Secondly, Christ, Jesus is God's only provision for escape from this coming wrath. Christ Jesus's death on the Cross is the only way that sinners can be saved from this fire.
    Thirdly, just as those people had no way to save themselves from the raging inferno,taking place all over the world, we cannot save ourselves from the coming wrath. Our works cannot make us righteous in the sight of God. Just as there was no way for those tragic incidences for the affected people to climb down to safety, there is no way for us to use the law of God to climb up to safety.

    Oh, how the world hates and fights these three assertions, all three of them. The world says, "There is no coming wrath of God" or "God, if He exists, loves everyone and will rescue everyone from hell, would not send anyone to hell, it's unworthy of God to display anger or wrath," those kinds of things. The world says that Christ is not the only way to heaven and that it's arrogant for us as Christians to claim that he is, that he is the only way to heaven. Third, the world says that we actually can pay for our sins by our good works, righteousness in God's sight can be obtained by observing some kind of law or pattern of morality.

    I meditated on what the GRACE of GOD SAVES us FROM. It saves us MAINLY from the CURSE of GOD, THE WRATH of GOD. I concentrate on the significance of Christ Jesus becoming a curse for us in Galatians 3:13. I ZEROED in on the IDEA of SETTING ASIDE the GRACE of GOD. HE SAYS, "I do not SET ASIDE the GRACE of GOD." The word 'set aside' means to nullify, to render as nothing. I just like the translation 'set aside,' I think it's the best translation. How the human race tries to avoid the CROSS of CHRIST JESUS in various ways, especially by gaining righteousness through the law. I zero in on the logic of the verse, that righteousness cannot be gained any other way. That if righteousness could be gained in some other way, THEN Christ JESUS DIED FOR NOTHING. This is the doctrine of the exclusivity of Christ and of the Gospel.

    NOW, THIS IS THE VERY TRAGEDY IN VERY MANY UNQUANTIFIABLE NUMBERS OF OUR CHURCHES TODAY.

    Leaders of these churches with a cult like followership have made SALVATION,A ONE WAY AFFAIR......accept Christ Jesus,as your Savior and He will take care of the rest... prosperity, removal of anyone you feel is blocking your way forward....AND THE MOST DANGEROUS PATH....THE LIBERTY OF DOING CERTAIN THINGS THAT WE SHOULDN'T BE DOING BUT THAT WE FEEL GRACE WILL TAKE OF. AND LIKE I SAID IN THE INTRODUCTION, ONCE SAVED ALWAYS SAVED IS A PROMINENT DOCTRNE IN THIS SET OF TEACHINGS.

    Paul had a reason when he taught that, THAT I DON'T SET GRACE ASIDE....IN OTHER WORDS, GRACE ALONE WON'T DO IT ALL.

    When by His Grace and Mercy we return,WE SHALL LOOK INTO THE NECESSITY OF ACCEPTING CHRIST JESUS AS *,OUR LORD ALSO,.
    TILL THEN,MAY WE BE FILLED WITH THE PEACE AND GRACE OF GOD
    TOWARDS THE PERFECT MAN![JAMES 1:4] πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯ THE REAL TRAGEDY IN THE CHURCH TODAY ISN'T SATAN. LET'S FIND OUT! (PT.2) πŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈ Yesterday, our intentions are to focus on the true problem the Church of Christ Jesus is experiencing. Every committed believer would want to know. And it's not actually what we may be imagining. Frankly,if the it's same for you,we gotten ourselves into two groups...those of there who only want Christ Jesus as Savior but not Lord. THAT'S THE REAL PROBLEM IN THE CHURCH. And I promised talking o a lot about the first group and probably why they are okay crossing over like that. The first is that this world is facing a future raging inferno of immeasurable heat, of infinite power, and eternal duration, this coming inferno is the just wrath of God against sin. It is a fire that will destroy this entire world in judgment and will consume the enemies of God in hell. Secondly, Christ, Jesus Christ is God's only provision for escape from this coming wrath. Christ's death on the cross is the only way that sinners can be saved from this fire. Thirdly, just as those people had no way to save themselves from the raging inferno, we cannot save ourselves from the coming wrath. Our works cannot make us righteous in the sight of God. Oh, how the WORLD HATES and FIGHTS these THREE ASSERTIONS, all three of them. The world says, "THERE is no COMING WRATH of GOD" or "God, if HE DOES EXISTS, LOVES EVERYONE and will RESCUE EVERYONE FROM HELL, would not send anyone to hell, IT'S UNWORTHY of GOD to DISPLAY ANGER OR WRATH," those kinds of things. Others in te world says that Christ Jesus is not the only way to heaven and that it's ARROGANT for us as Christians to claim that HE is, that HE is the only way to heaven. Third, the world says that we actually can pay for our sins by our good works, righteousness in God's sight can be obtained by observing some kind of law or pattern of morality. Now, these assertions that I've made here are hated and opposed by many in the world today, but these assertions that I've made are taught powerfully in the text that we are going to be looking into....Galatians 2:21 and then Galatians 3:10-14. I kept as my jump off point, as I was meditating on this, Galatians 2:21. It's a text that captivated my mind and my imagination and my thoughts for much longer than I thought it would be. Galatians 2:21 says, "I DO NOT SET ASIDE THE GRACE OF GOD, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, THEN CHRIST JESUS DIED FOR NOTHING." So I concentrated on the phrase, the GRACE OF GOD, in Galatians 2:21. We're in the middle here in Galatians, of Paul's train of thought as he's explaining the Gospel of salvation through faith in Christ. The grace of God, then in Galatians 2:21, is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is the GRACIOUS PROVISION on that GOD has MADE for US. They give me an understanding of Christ Jesus as the only SAVIOUR that there is from the wrath of God. I'm going to make three assertions in this teaching, and the world hates all three of them. πŸ‘‰The first is that this world is facing a future raging inferno of immeasurable heat, of infinite power, and eternal duration, this coming inferno is the just wrath of God against sin. It is a fire that will destroy this entire world in judgment and will consume the enemies of God in hell. πŸ‘‰Secondly, Christ, Jesus is God's only provision for escape from this coming wrath. Christ Jesus's death on the Cross is the only way that sinners can be saved from this fire. πŸ‘‰Thirdly, just as those people had no way to save themselves from the raging inferno,taking place all over the world, we cannot save ourselves from the coming wrath. Our works cannot make us righteous in the sight of God. Just as there was no way for those tragic incidences for the affected people to climb down to safety, there is no way for us to use the law of God to climb up to safety. Oh, how the world hates and fights these three assertions, all three of them. The world says, "There is no coming wrath of God" or "God, if He exists, loves everyone and will rescue everyone from hell, would not send anyone to hell, it's unworthy of God to display anger or wrath," those kinds of things. The world says that Christ is not the only way to heaven and that it's arrogant for us as Christians to claim that he is, that he is the only way to heaven. Third, the world says that we actually can pay for our sins by our good works, righteousness in God's sight can be obtained by observing some kind of law or pattern of morality. I meditated on what the GRACE of GOD SAVES us FROM. It saves us MAINLY from the CURSE of GOD, THE WRATH of GOD. I concentrate on the significance of Christ Jesus becoming a curse for us in Galatians 3:13. I ZEROED in on the IDEA of SETTING ASIDE the GRACE of GOD. HE SAYS, "I do not SET ASIDE the GRACE of GOD." The word 'set aside' means to nullify, to render as nothing. I just like the translation 'set aside,' I think it's the best translation. How the human race tries to avoid the CROSS of CHRIST JESUS in various ways, especially by gaining righteousness through the law. I zero in on the logic of the verse, that righteousness cannot be gained any other way. That if righteousness could be gained in some other way, THEN Christ JESUS DIED FOR NOTHING. This is the doctrine of the exclusivity of Christ and of the Gospel. NOW, THIS IS THE VERY TRAGEDY IN VERY MANY UNQUANTIFIABLE NUMBERS OF OUR CHURCHES TODAY. Leaders of these churches with a cult like followership have made SALVATION,A ONE WAY AFFAIR......accept Christ Jesus,as your Savior and He will take care of the rest... prosperity, removal of anyone you feel is blocking your way forward....AND THE MOST DANGEROUS PATH....THE LIBERTY OF DOING CERTAIN THINGS THAT WE SHOULDN'T BE DOING BUT THAT WE FEEL GRACE WILL TAKE OF. AND LIKE I SAID IN THE INTRODUCTION, ONCE SAVED ALWAYS SAVED IS A PROMINENT DOCTRNE IN THIS SET OF TEACHINGS. Paul had a reason when he taught that, THAT I DON'T SET GRACE ASIDE....IN OTHER WORDS, GRACE ALONE WON'T DO IT ALL. When by His Grace and Mercy we return,WE SHALL LOOK INTO THE NECESSITY OF ACCEPTING CHRIST JESUS AS *,OUR LORD ALSO,. TILL THEN,MAY WE BE FILLED WITH THE PEACE AND GRACE OF GOD πŸ₯³πŸ™
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  • Young Dolly Parton lived in a cabin with her family of 14 & bathed in the nearby river. Today, she spends her millions on those in need.
    Dolly Parton was born in a one-bedroom cabin in rural Tennessee. Her dad was a sharecropper who couldn't read. As the family grew, the older children got more responsibilities, and Parton, the fourth of 12 children, had to look after her younger siblings.
    The kids didn't even have their own beds, and they slept three to four in a bed. They spent most of the time outside because the cabin was too small for them to hang out comfortably. The space outside served as an extension for sharing meals, entertainment, and playing games.
    Parton has always been open about discussing her humble beginnings or how this influenced her views on life. She came from a large family with limited resources, so she is familiar with the challenges of being poor.
    In fact, fans love Parton for her singing and unique glam-country queen image. They also love her for her generous soul. She spends much of her income on philanthropy efforts, focusing on education, health, and disaster relief.
    Parton's outward appearance may be attractive, but her inner beauty is definitely captivating.
    Credit: Hollywood Elite
    Young Dolly Parton lived in a cabin with her family of 14 & bathed in the nearby river. Today, she spends her millions on those in need. πŸ™ Dolly Parton was born in a one-bedroom cabin in rural Tennessee. Her dad was a sharecropper who couldn't read. As the family grew, the older children got more responsibilities, and Parton, the fourth of 12 children, had to look after her younger siblings. The kids didn't even have their own beds, and they slept three to four in a bed. They spent most of the time outside because the cabin was too small for them to hang out comfortably. The space outside served as an extension for sharing meals, entertainment, and playing games. Parton has always been open about discussing her humble beginnings or how this influenced her views on life. She came from a large family with limited resources, so she is familiar with the challenges of being poor. In fact, fans love Parton for her singing and unique glam-country queen image. They also love her for her generous soul. She spends much of her income on philanthropy efforts, focusing on education, health, and disaster relief. Parton's outward appearance may be attractive, but her inner beauty is definitely captivating. βœ¨πŸ’– Credit: Hollywood Elite
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  • TOWARDS THE PERFECT MAN{JAMES 1;4}

    TEMPTATION IS NOT A SIN. THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT HOLDS NO WATER,!

    This is a short exhortation for those of us who blame the devil for our own lust.
    When talking about what Satan doesn't want us to know about him,we mentioned this. Something embarrassing, really very embarrassing took place today,but I won't talk about it yet,as the facts aren't clear for now.

    Let's be serious,if Satan was to be given a chance by God to defend himself,many of us believers (even titled skullcaps church leaders) would be awfully guilty.

    I'm not excluding myself, but it does hurt and so shameful when Christians use the phrase*The devil made me do it!* Of course it isn't the devil...you(me) did it with our eyes open.
    13. Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:
    14. But every man is tempted, when he is DRAWN AWAY OF HIS OWN LUST, AND ENTICED.
    15. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. (Jas 1: 13-15)

    Remember we said that Satan always tries to pass himself of as God.He wants you to think that he is all powerful. But you remember that when Christ Jesus died upon that Cross, the Bible says that Satan was defeated? In fact, I love this verse.1 John 3:8 says: “For this purpose, the Son of God was manifested, that He might (notice) destroy the works of the devil.” So, when Christ Jesus died upon that Cross, HE defeated Satan. But not only did He defeat the devil, HE also disarmed the devil and his minions. In fact, we read in Colossians 2:15, “And having spoiled,” - and that word “spoiled” means “disarmed” - “having disarmed principalities and powers, He (that is Christ Jesus) made a show of them openly, and He triumphed over them.” So, here's what happened when Christ Jesus died upon that Cross: He stripped the devil and his minions(demons)of their authority. They have no more power over you. You see, [the devil] has been defeated. I mean, yes, we have been [set free], as children of God. Now we are free not only from the penalty of sin, but we're free from the power of sin. Satan has no more authority over your life. You have been set free from the power and the authority of the devil.

    IT MEANS THAT THE DEVIL CAN'T’ MAKE YOU BELIEVE ANYTHING. HE CAN'T’ MAKE YOU DO ANYTHING, OK? All THAT HE CAN DO IS TEMPT YOU. AND REMEMBER, TEMPTATION IS NEVER SIN. IT'S A CHOICE WE MAKE TO EMBRACE THAT TEMPTATION [that] BECOMES SIN. But all that he can do is knock at the door of your heart. He can't open that door and barge in. He can't twist your arm and make you do what you will and don’t want to do. Why? Because he's been disarmed. He lost his power, and he lost his authority over you. You have been set free from the tyranny of the evil one. That's pretty good news. Agreed? In fact, we'll just take it a step farther and say it this way: You know? The devil can only do in your life what God permits him to do? Did you hear me? The devil doesn't have free rein over you. Why? Because of what Christ Jesus did upon the cross and our relationship with Him. You see, God limits what the devil can do in your life. You say, “How do you know that?” Well, remember the story in Job chapter one? God gives us one of those beautiful behind-the-scenes glimpse into the spiritual world. Remember, the Bible reminds us that Satan came into the presence of God. He asked God for permission to tempt Job, and God gave Satan permission. But He put certain limits on what Satan could and could not do.
    Why, because God our Creator knows our limits. AND FOR GOD TO ALLOW SATAN COME CLOSE TO US, HE IS COUNTING ON US TO SHAME SATAN BY REMAINING STEADFAST, AND MIND YOU THERE'S A REWARD FOR IT AS WE SAW IN JOB

    So,when you come crying*the devil made me do it,we are only trying to wrongly justify our actions and cast aspersions on our God... let's read James again;
    13. Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:
    14. But every man is tempted, when he is DRAWN AWAY OF HIS OWN LUST, AND ENTICED.

    You think the devil would let us go when we place ourselves as easy targets for him...of course not. When we deliberately go to places where we shouldn't be found. For instance, couples still courting in a private compromising position in the night alone.
    Even a Christian worker signing 7:30 am when he actually got to the office by 9am, because he partied all night. We know so many ways we deliberately or probably ignorantly place ourselves in temptations way. When we fall... don't call Satan,he didn't do it,but CALL CHRIST JESUS FOR MERCY IMMEDIATELY, before satan makes a mincemeat of you and turn it into your culture.a

    HEAVENLY FATHER,I PRAY FOR US TO YELLING SATAN MADE US DO IT WHEN WE GOOF, BUT RATHER TO ACCEPT OUR FAILURES AND COME KNOCKING ON THE DOOR OF YOUR MERCIES THAT FAILETH NOT,AND THE STRENGTH TO RESIST TEMPTATIONS OF WHATSOEVER KIND,AMEN
    TOWARDS THE PERFECT MAN{JAMES 1;4} πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯πŸš₯ TEMPTATION IS NOT A SIN. THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT HOLDS NO WATER,! πŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈπŸ›οΈ This is a short exhortation for those of us who blame the devil for our own lust. When talking about what Satan doesn't want us to know about him,we mentioned this. Something embarrassing, really very embarrassing took place today,but I won't talk about it yet,as the facts aren't clear for now. Let's be serious,if Satan was to be given a chance by God to defend himself,many of us believers (even titled skullcaps church leaders) would be awfully guilty. I'm not excluding myself, but it does hurt and so shameful when Christians use the phrase*The devil made me do it!* Of course it isn't the devil...you(me) did it with our eyes open. 13. Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: 14. But every man is tempted, when he is DRAWN AWAY OF HIS OWN LUST, AND ENTICED. 15. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. (Jas 1: 13-15) Remember we said that Satan always tries to pass himself of as God.He wants you to think that he is all powerful. But you remember that when Christ Jesus died upon that Cross, the Bible says that Satan was defeated? In fact, I love this verse.1 John 3:8 says: “For this purpose, the Son of God was manifested, that He might (notice) destroy the works of the devil.” So, when Christ Jesus died upon that Cross, HE defeated Satan. But not only did He defeat the devil, HE also disarmed the devil and his minions. In fact, we read in Colossians 2:15, “And having spoiled,” - and that word “spoiled” means “disarmed” - “having disarmed principalities and powers, He (that is Christ Jesus) made a show of them openly, and He triumphed over them.” So, here's what happened when Christ Jesus died upon that Cross: He stripped the devil and his minions(demons)of their authority. They have no more power over you. You see, [the devil] has been defeated. I mean, yes, we have been [set free], as children of God. Now we are free not only from the penalty of sin, but we're free from the power of sin. Satan has no more authority over your life. You have been set free from the power and the authority of the devil. IT MEANS THAT THE DEVIL CAN'T’ MAKE YOU BELIEVE ANYTHING. HE CAN'T’ MAKE YOU DO ANYTHING, OK? All THAT HE CAN DO IS TEMPT YOU. AND REMEMBER, TEMPTATION IS NEVER SIN. IT'S A CHOICE WE MAKE TO EMBRACE THAT TEMPTATION [that] BECOMES SIN. But all that he can do is knock at the door of your heart. He can't open that door and barge in. He can't twist your arm and make you do what you will and don’t want to do. Why? Because he's been disarmed. He lost his power, and he lost his authority over you. You have been set free from the tyranny of the evil one. That's pretty good news. Agreed? In fact, we'll just take it a step farther and say it this way: You know? The devil can only do in your life what God permits him to do? Did you hear me? The devil doesn't have free rein over you. Why? Because of what Christ Jesus did upon the cross and our relationship with Him. You see, God limits what the devil can do in your life. You say, “How do you know that?” Well, remember the story in Job chapter one? God gives us one of those beautiful behind-the-scenes glimpse into the spiritual world. Remember, the Bible reminds us that Satan came into the presence of God. He asked God for permission to tempt Job, and God gave Satan permission. But He put certain limits on what Satan could and could not do. Why, because God our Creator knows our limits. AND FOR GOD TO ALLOW SATAN COME CLOSE TO US, HE IS COUNTING ON US TO SHAME SATAN BY REMAINING STEADFAST, AND MIND YOU THERE'S A REWARD FOR IT AS WE SAW IN JOB So,when you come crying*the devil made me do it,we are only trying to wrongly justify our actions and cast aspersions on our God... let's read James again; 13. Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: 14. But every man is tempted, when he is DRAWN AWAY OF HIS OWN LUST, AND ENTICED. You think the devil would let us go when we place ourselves as easy targets for him...of course not. When we deliberately go to places where we shouldn't be found. For instance, couples still courting in a private compromising position in the night alone. Even a Christian worker signing 7:30 am when he actually got to the office by 9am, because he partied all night. We know so many ways we deliberately or probably ignorantly place ourselves in temptations way. When we fall... don't call Satan,he didn't do it,but CALL CHRIST JESUS FOR MERCY IMMEDIATELY, before satan makes a mincemeat of you and turn it into your culture.a HEAVENLY FATHER,I PRAY FOR US TO YELLING SATAN MADE US DO IT WHEN WE GOOF, BUT RATHER TO ACCEPT OUR FAILURES AND COME KNOCKING ON THE DOOR OF YOUR MERCIES THAT FAILETH NOT,AND THE STRENGTH TO RESIST TEMPTATIONS OF WHATSOEVER KIND,AMENπŸ™‡πŸ™
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  • Trecho do poema: Versos escritos

    "Queria escrever um verso
    Falando de solidão, dor ou amor
    Estou sem palavras, eu confesso
    De tanto chorar meu coração se afogou."

    Excerpt from the poem: Written verses

    "I wanted to write a verse
    Talking about loneliness, pain or love
    I'm speechless, I confess
    From crying so much my heart drowned."

    Autor Pedagogia
    Trecho do poema: Versos escritos "Queria escrever um verso Falando de solidão, dor ou amor Estou sem palavras, eu confesso De tanto chorar meu coração se afogou." Excerpt from the poem: Written verses "I wanted to write a verse Talking about loneliness, pain or love I'm speechless, I confess From crying so much my heart drowned." Autor [Pedagogia]
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  • "Eu quero um amor que me faça feliz
    Capaz de me deixar sonhando acordado
    Me salvando da solidão, algo que nunca quis
    Trazendo a sublime sensação de apaixonado."

    "I want a love that makes me happy
    Able to leave me daydreaming
    Saving me from loneliness, something I never wanted
    Bringing the sublime feeling of being in love."
    "Eu quero um amor que me faça feliz Capaz de me deixar sonhando acordado Me salvando da solidão, algo que nunca quis Trazendo a sublime sensação de apaixonado." "I want a love that makes me happy Able to leave me daydreaming Saving me from loneliness, something I never wanted Bringing the sublime feeling of being in love."
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  • The Fed's "Doomsday Book" Has Been Revealed
    The Corbett Report

    by James Corbett
    corbettreport.com
    May 26, 2024

    Back in 2011, shareholders of insurance giant American International Group (AIG) filed a $40 billion class action lawsuit against the US government over the terms of its controversial bailout of AIG during the 2008 financial crisis.

    In 2014, the trial case came to focus on an intriguing oddity. In cross-examination, the plaintiffs learned of a set of documents that the New York Fed—the heart of America's Federal Reserve central bank and the primary wheeler-dealer in the chaotic days of the global financial collapse—dramatically refers to as its "Doomsday Book."

    This book, it was discovered, contained the various legal opinions and memoranda that the Fed used to determine what power it has to manipulate the financial system in the event of a large-scale crisis. And, it seemed, there was a good chance that the central broke its own rules with all its bailout shenanigans and financial sleight-of-hand during the 2008 collapse.

    However, the plaintiffs' reasonable request to see the book and examine these supposed emergency powers was immediately rebuffed by the Fed. New York Fed lawyer John S. Kiernan, for example, was adamant that the Fed would not open up the book for the court. "Of the tens of thousands of documents that we have produced in this case, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York has sought to retain confidentiality because of the internal sensitivity of only this one," he told the United States Court of Federal Claims.

    The court was eventually able to pry the relevant documents out of the Fed's clutches, but the Doomsday Book has remained under court seal for years . . . until now.

    Late last year, an enterprising researcher managed to get his hands on a copy of the elusive book. And what that book contains should shock you (if you're paying attention).

    What Is The Doomsday Book?


    The very first thing to note about the "Doomsday Book" is that you can now read it for yourself! . . . kind of. I'll get into that qualification in a bit. But first, I do recommend you download the publicly available content for yourself. You can download it as a PDF file from The Wall Street Journal website HERE.

    And, since Corbett Reporteers might not like to give WSJ their traffic (and because these types of files have a pesky habit of disappearing down the internet rabbit hole), I've also gone ahead and preserved a copy on my server HERE! (You're welcome!) Still, you never know when/if/how information online will go missing or become inaccessible, so don't dither. Download it now, while you can!

    Alright, now that you have a copy saved locally, here's the first question: what is the doomsday book, exactly?

    The short answer—taken from an article announcing its release last December—is that the doomsday book is "an internal document used to guide the Federal Reserve’s actions during emergencies."

    The longer answer is that the Doomsday Book is not a book at all. Instead, it's a collection of documents, legal opinions and memoranda that have been assembled and maintained by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY) over the course of decades. It was first compiled in the 1990s and has been revised four times, thus creating five versions of the "book" (that we know of). The latest version is Version 5.0 and it includes extensive revisions to various memoranda and opinions—revisions that were made to reflect the legal and regulatory changes wrought by the 2010 Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (see the "Note on Legal Evolution" on page 46 of the PDF document).

    According to the Prefatory Matters section of the latest revision (page 44 of the PDF document):

    The Doomsday Book is intended to help lawyers of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York aid their clients in crisis management. It was originally distributed to a limited set of lawyers and select senior staff members. This has changed with time, as more lawyers are drawn into crisis management. Now, all FRBNY lawyers receive a copy of the Doomsday Book.

    The same passage also explains that the book "is not intended as an 'off-the-shelf' solution to any particular crisis" but as a "playbook" of general advice that may require modification depending on the circumstances.

    So, the next question to be answered is . . .

    How Did The Doomsday Book Get Released?


    As indicated above, the Doomsday Book first came to the public's attention during the 2014 Starr International Co. v. United States trial, in which AIG shareholders were suing the government over the Fed's questionable bailout practices. (If you need a primer on that trial to bring you up to speed, you're in luck! I wrote an article about the case and its startling conclusion in these very pages nine years ago!)

    During the trial, Timothy Geithner—who was president of the FRBNY during the global financial collapse—not only confirmed the existence of the book, but admitted that he relied on it to guide his actions in the crisis. “It’s kind of a big, fat binder,” he told the court, adding that “we did occasionally go back and consult it as things were eroding around us. . . . It was a reference material that described precedent and authority.”

    And, as also noted above, although the plaintiffs' lawyers were able to get their hands on a copy of the book's index, the Fed successfully petitioned the court to keep the documents under court seal. Some quotations from the book were read into the court record during testimony, but, aside from that, no specific information on the documents was forthcoming.

    Enter Emre Kuvvet. He's a Professor of Finance at Nova Southeastern University who, recognizing the importance of this elusive emergency operations document, filed a Freedom of Information Act request to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System for the book . . . and was promptly rejected. Not one to give up so easily, Kuvvet then filed a simple Freedom of Information request with the FRBNY and—"for reasons unknown to me," as Kuvvet wryly observes—was duly provided the 122-page document that you just downloaded.

    Now, in order to understand why the FRBNY's compliance with this request is so unusual, you have to understand the difference between the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System—the twelve-member panel appointed by the US president and confirmed by the US Senate to oversee the Federal Reserve System—and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York—the most powerful of the twelve regional banks that are responsible for the banking operations of the Federal Reserve System.

    If you need a refresher on the deliberately confusing structure of the United States' "decentralized central bank," might I humbly suggest that you watch (or re-watch) Century of Enslavement: The History of The Federal Reserve? If and when you do so, you will see for yourself the moment when Federal Reserve Board Senior Counsel Yvonne Mizusawa argues in court that the Federal Reserve Regional Banks (not the Board) are private banks and thus not "persons under FOIA."

    In other words, the Federal Reserve argues that the records of the Fed's regional banks—including their legal opinions, memoranda, internal records and, of course, the New York Fed's coveted Doomsday Book—are not subject to the Freedom of Information Act. However, no doubt concerned with the optics created by an un-FOIA-able central bank, the FRBNY has a "Freedom of Information Requests" page on its website in which it boasts that "the New York Fed is committed to complying with the spirit of FOIA and has had a Freedom of Information Policy or related practice for decades."

    In other words, the New York Fed does not believe itself to be legally obligated to give up any of its precious documents . . . but it might occasionally choose to do so if you ask nicely. Accordingly, the FRBNY provided Kuvvet with versions 4.1 (2006) and 5.0 (2012) of the book's index. He then set to work writing an extensive article about the documents, "What Is in the Federal Reserve’s Doomsday Book?" (paywalled content), which was published in the Spring 2024 edition of The Independent Review.

    The title of Kuvvet's article raises another very good question, namely . . .

    What Is In The Doomsday Book?


    Remember when I said you can download the book for yourself . . . kind of? Well, here's the rub: the 122-page PDF document that was released in 2022 and is now available for download is not the full collection of documents. Rather, what has been released is an introduction to the book.

    Spread out over more than 100 pages, this introduction includes an extensive index of the contents of the full book; a listing of the titles and dates of the various agreements, memos and opinions that form the full collection; the Fed's own internal notes explaining what the collection is; an explanation of what the various sections of the book contain; and even an especially revealing explanatory passage containing the frank admission that "the powers of a Federal Reserve Bank are far greater than is commonly supposed" (page 33).

    The latest version of the Doomsday Book introduction reveals that the book consists of three volumes:

    Volume I – Pre-2008 Legal Documents

    Volume II – Post-2008 Legal Documents

    Volume III – Memoranda

    For a complete listing of what documents are contained in each volume and what subject each document covers, you can browse through the confusing and repetitive PDF document or you can read Kuvvet's article for a more logical (if still ponderous) listing.

    The introduction to Version 4.1, however, does helpfully break down the legal memoranda in the book into broad categories of memo:

    "Powers Opinions," which "discuss the legal authority of Federal Reserve Banks to provide various kinds of emergency services and facilities that they are not in the habit of providing under ordinary circumstances";

    "History and Policy," documenting the history of the Federal Reserve's policy decisions and previous emergency actions;

    "Operational Issues," which "discuss legal aspects of operational issues, and are probably mostly of interest to attorneys";

    "Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law Issues," dealing with the legal risk of lending to bankrupt or insolvent firms;

    "International Issues," dealing with the cross-border operations the Fed might employ during international crises;

    Etc.

    As for the agreements, memoranda and opinions themselves, there are some incredibly interesting documents listed that no doubt contain many valuable nuggets of information about the Fed's internal processes.

    For the policy wonks and financial eggheads in the crowd, the agreements contained in the book provide a wealth of data on what the Fed believes it is empowered to do during times of crisis. As Kuvvet notes in his "What Is in the Federal Reserve’s Doomsday Book?" article, for instance:

    In the Section 13(13) Lending Agreement subsection, the FRBNY states that the section 13(13) lending authority can be useful for nonbank government securities dealers. The FRBNY believes that Federal Reserve Banks are authorized to accept ineligible collateral to supplement eligible collateral.

    Conspiracy realists, meanwhile, will no doubt be intrigued by the "Chronology of Events at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York After the World Trade Center Attack" in the "History and Policy" section of the book. According to the Fed's own description on page 35 of the PDF, the document "begins with the morning of September 11, 2001 and concludes with the full resumption of operations on September 24" and "discusses all significant events: financial, operational and humanitarian."

    So, how does the New York Fed's internal history of the 9/11 false flag differ from the public version—"The Federal Reserve's Response to the Sept. 11 Attacks"—on the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis' website? Does it include information on the puzzling monetary events taking place in the lead-up to those attacks—events that include the largest June-August spike in the currency component of the M1 money supply in half a century? Does it hold the clue to the Die Hard 3-esque gold heist that may or may not have taken place in New York on the day of the attacks?

    Good questions!

    Unfortunately, until such time as some intrepid reporter, professor of finance or Corbett Reporteer jumps through the hoops of the New York Fed's Freedom of Information Requests process and pries this specific document—or any of the other documents listed in the Doomsday Book index—from the bankster's clutches, we won't know for sure. After all, we only have the titles of these documents and a cursory description of them from the Doomsday Book's index.

    All of this leads us to the most important question . . .

    What Does It Mean?


    The first-order takeaway from the Doomsday Book is that the Fed apparently believes that it has the authority to do quite a bit more in the event of an emergency than has been specifically authorized by the Federal Reserve Act.

    For a line-by-line, blow-by-blow analysis of these presumed powers and the Fed's arguments surrounding them, I highly suggest reading Kuvvet's article. In it, you will learn, for instance, that the Fed believes it has the authority to bail out cities during "emergency situations" . . . whatever those are.

    Surprisingly, the FRBNY states that section 13(3) lending authority extends to municipalities, and that there is an additional independent section 14(b)(1)17 lending authority for municipalities. Thus, the FRBNY considers that it has the legal authority to rescue municipalities in emergency situations. The Doomsday Book does not define what those “emergency situations” are.

    Even more remarkably, the Fed also reserves the power to receive "equity kickers"—that is, take an ownership stake in a company and presumably even take over a company entirely—when engaged in emergency lending. This is the power that was under scrutiny during the aforementioned AIG shareholder lawsuit, Starr International Co. v. United States, and it raises the specter of the Fed taking over and potentially running companies or even vast swaths of the economy in the face of a truly catastrophic economic collapse.

    Per Kuvvet:

    Lenders receive equity kickers frequently to compensate for risk. The FRBNY received an equity kicker in the AIG loan. The FRBNY considers that the scope of the power to receive an equity kicker remains uncertain, particularly whether the National Bank Act restrictions on equity kickers apply to Reserve Banks. The memorandum titled “Equity Kickers and Reserve Bank Loans” contends that they do not. Lenders sometimes employ guarantees appurtenant to financial transactions, and often employ guarantees in workout contexts. The memoranda titled “AIG Loan Restructuring-Reserve Bank Powers” and “Authority of Reserve Banks to Issue Guarantees on Behalf of Depository Institutions” explore the limits of the guarantee power.

    But perhaps the most brazen statement of the Fed's self-proclaimed emergency power comes in the section on "Powers Opinions" on page 33 of the Doomsday Book PDF.

    The powers opinions discuss the legal authority of Federal Reserve Banks to provide various kinds of emergency services and facilities that they are not in the habit of providing under ordinary circumstances. [. . .] A constant theme runs through them all: the powers of a Federal Reserve Bank are far greater than is commonly supposed.

    This is perhaps the most succinct statement of the banksters' arrogance that have ever been set to paper. In other words, the Fed's own internal document is gloating that the Fed reserves itself powers that the public do not know about and presumably would not approve of if they did. This does not trouble the Fed or its legal counsel in the slightest.

    So, what are we to make of this galling arrogance?

    Writing in The Hill, op-ed contributor Doug Branch—whose bio notes that he served as Deputy Staff Director of the Joint Economic Committee (JEC) and Deputy Chief of Staff to a Financial Services Subcommittee Chairman in the US government—predictably opines that what is needed is for the government to step in and rein in the Fed, passing legislation to "unambiguously authorize" those emergency powers that the Fed claims and that Congress deems necessary. Congress should also, in Branch's opinion "reserve the right to disapprove [of a Fed emergency power] through an after-action process."

    Although Branch's answer sounds perfectly straightforward and reasonable—reasonable to statists who believe in The Most Dangerous Superstition, at least—it fails to grasp an extremely basic fact, one that governs all such "emergency powers" and "states of exception." Namely, the fact that power—especially emergency power—is a thing that is demonstrated, not codified.

    Case in point: the Starr International Co. v. United States case in which the Doomsday Book's existence was first revealed. If you read my 2015 article on that case, you'll know that case's insane conclusion. The court ultimately ruled that the Fed had indeed overstepped its powers in the course of the AIG bailout . . . but imposed no penalty and awarded the prosecution nothing.

    Based upon the foregoing, the Court concludes that the Credit Agreement Shareholder Class shall prevail on liability due to the Government’s illegal exaction, but shall recover zero damages, and that the Reverse Stock Split Shareholder Class shall not prevail on liability or damages.

    Naturally, the Fed took this decision as vindication that it had acted legally.

    The Federal Reserve strongly believes that its actions in the AIG rescue during the height of the financial crisis in 2008 were legal, proper and effective. The court's decision today in Starr International Company, Inc. v. the United States recognizes that AIG's shareholders are not entitled to compensation for that decision, and that the Federal Reserve's extension of credit to AIG prevented losses to millions of policyholders, small businesses, and American workers who would have been harmed by AIG's collapse during the financial crisis. The terms of the credit were appropriately tough to protect taxpayers from the risks the rescue loan presented when it was made.

    This is how power operates. It acts—illegally if need be—and the judge comes along afterward to clean up the mess.

    The fact that the Fed's powers have not been delineated down to the nth degree is a feature of the system that the banksters have created, not a bug, as Doug Branch suggests. The banksters who own and run the Fed and who control Congress through blackmail, bribery and extortion are not going to make the mistake of stating exactly what powers they do and don't possess. And they're certainly not going to allow such limitations on their powers to be codified into law. Instead, they will act as power always acts: unilaterally, unapologetically, and without asking for permission.

    Sorry (not sorry) to burst your bubble, Mr. Branch, and all those other "common sense" thinkers who believe that government is the answer to the problem that was created by the (bankster-controlled) government, but there is no tinkering around the edges here. No amount of legislation is going to make the entire corrupt Federal Reserve System into anything other than the bankster cartel that it was designed to be.

    No, we do not need to "rein in" the Fed or set up yet another government committee to try to codify its powers. We need to abolish the Fed itself and bring about a separation of money and state altogether. That is the real takeaway from the Fed Doomsday Book.

    For enterprising researchers out there, I look forward to hearing about your own exploration of these documents and your own adventures with the FRBNY's "Freedom of Information Request" process.

    The cockroaches always scurry from the light, so let's see if we can shine some more of it on this whole sordid mess.

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    The Fed's "Doomsday Book" Has Been Revealed The Corbett Report by James Corbett corbettreport.com May 26, 2024 Back in 2011, shareholders of insurance giant American International Group (AIG) filed a $40 billion class action lawsuit against the US government over the terms of its controversial bailout of AIG during the 2008 financial crisis. In 2014, the trial case came to focus on an intriguing oddity. In cross-examination, the plaintiffs learned of a set of documents that the New York Fed—the heart of America's Federal Reserve central bank and the primary wheeler-dealer in the chaotic days of the global financial collapse—dramatically refers to as its "Doomsday Book." This book, it was discovered, contained the various legal opinions and memoranda that the Fed used to determine what power it has to manipulate the financial system in the event of a large-scale crisis. And, it seemed, there was a good chance that the central broke its own rules with all its bailout shenanigans and financial sleight-of-hand during the 2008 collapse. However, the plaintiffs' reasonable request to see the book and examine these supposed emergency powers was immediately rebuffed by the Fed. New York Fed lawyer John S. Kiernan, for example, was adamant that the Fed would not open up the book for the court. "Of the tens of thousands of documents that we have produced in this case, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York has sought to retain confidentiality because of the internal sensitivity of only this one," he told the United States Court of Federal Claims. The court was eventually able to pry the relevant documents out of the Fed's clutches, but the Doomsday Book has remained under court seal for years . . . until now. Late last year, an enterprising researcher managed to get his hands on a copy of the elusive book. And what that book contains should shock you (if you're paying attention). What Is The Doomsday Book? The very first thing to note about the "Doomsday Book" is that you can now read it for yourself! . . . kind of. I'll get into that qualification in a bit. But first, I do recommend you download the publicly available content for yourself. You can download it as a PDF file from The Wall Street Journal website HERE. And, since Corbett Reporteers might not like to give WSJ their traffic (and because these types of files have a pesky habit of disappearing down the internet rabbit hole), I've also gone ahead and preserved a copy on my server HERE! (You're welcome!) Still, you never know when/if/how information online will go missing or become inaccessible, so don't dither. Download it now, while you can! Alright, now that you have a copy saved locally, here's the first question: what is the doomsday book, exactly? The short answer—taken from an article announcing its release last December—is that the doomsday book is "an internal document used to guide the Federal Reserve’s actions during emergencies." The longer answer is that the Doomsday Book is not a book at all. Instead, it's a collection of documents, legal opinions and memoranda that have been assembled and maintained by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY) over the course of decades. It was first compiled in the 1990s and has been revised four times, thus creating five versions of the "book" (that we know of). The latest version is Version 5.0 and it includes extensive revisions to various memoranda and opinions—revisions that were made to reflect the legal and regulatory changes wrought by the 2010 Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (see the "Note on Legal Evolution" on page 46 of the PDF document). According to the Prefatory Matters section of the latest revision (page 44 of the PDF document): The Doomsday Book is intended to help lawyers of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York aid their clients in crisis management. It was originally distributed to a limited set of lawyers and select senior staff members. This has changed with time, as more lawyers are drawn into crisis management. Now, all FRBNY lawyers receive a copy of the Doomsday Book. The same passage also explains that the book "is not intended as an 'off-the-shelf' solution to any particular crisis" but as a "playbook" of general advice that may require modification depending on the circumstances. So, the next question to be answered is . . . How Did The Doomsday Book Get Released? As indicated above, the Doomsday Book first came to the public's attention during the 2014 Starr International Co. v. United States trial, in which AIG shareholders were suing the government over the Fed's questionable bailout practices. (If you need a primer on that trial to bring you up to speed, you're in luck! I wrote an article about the case and its startling conclusion in these very pages nine years ago!) During the trial, Timothy Geithner—who was president of the FRBNY during the global financial collapse—not only confirmed the existence of the book, but admitted that he relied on it to guide his actions in the crisis. “It’s kind of a big, fat binder,” he told the court, adding that “we did occasionally go back and consult it as things were eroding around us. . . . It was a reference material that described precedent and authority.” And, as also noted above, although the plaintiffs' lawyers were able to get their hands on a copy of the book's index, the Fed successfully petitioned the court to keep the documents under court seal. Some quotations from the book were read into the court record during testimony, but, aside from that, no specific information on the documents was forthcoming. Enter Emre Kuvvet. He's a Professor of Finance at Nova Southeastern University who, recognizing the importance of this elusive emergency operations document, filed a Freedom of Information Act request to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System for the book . . . and was promptly rejected. Not one to give up so easily, Kuvvet then filed a simple Freedom of Information request with the FRBNY and—"for reasons unknown to me," as Kuvvet wryly observes—was duly provided the 122-page document that you just downloaded. Now, in order to understand why the FRBNY's compliance with this request is so unusual, you have to understand the difference between the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System—the twelve-member panel appointed by the US president and confirmed by the US Senate to oversee the Federal Reserve System—and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York—the most powerful of the twelve regional banks that are responsible for the banking operations of the Federal Reserve System. If you need a refresher on the deliberately confusing structure of the United States' "decentralized central bank," might I humbly suggest that you watch (or re-watch) Century of Enslavement: The History of The Federal Reserve? If and when you do so, you will see for yourself the moment when Federal Reserve Board Senior Counsel Yvonne Mizusawa argues in court that the Federal Reserve Regional Banks (not the Board) are private banks and thus not "persons under FOIA." In other words, the Federal Reserve argues that the records of the Fed's regional banks—including their legal opinions, memoranda, internal records and, of course, the New York Fed's coveted Doomsday Book—are not subject to the Freedom of Information Act. However, no doubt concerned with the optics created by an un-FOIA-able central bank, the FRBNY has a "Freedom of Information Requests" page on its website in which it boasts that "the New York Fed is committed to complying with the spirit of FOIA and has had a Freedom of Information Policy or related practice for decades." In other words, the New York Fed does not believe itself to be legally obligated to give up any of its precious documents . . . but it might occasionally choose to do so if you ask nicely. Accordingly, the FRBNY provided Kuvvet with versions 4.1 (2006) and 5.0 (2012) of the book's index. He then set to work writing an extensive article about the documents, "What Is in the Federal Reserve’s Doomsday Book?" (paywalled content), which was published in the Spring 2024 edition of The Independent Review. The title of Kuvvet's article raises another very good question, namely . . . What Is In The Doomsday Book? Remember when I said you can download the book for yourself . . . kind of? Well, here's the rub: the 122-page PDF document that was released in 2022 and is now available for download is not the full collection of documents. Rather, what has been released is an introduction to the book. Spread out over more than 100 pages, this introduction includes an extensive index of the contents of the full book; a listing of the titles and dates of the various agreements, memos and opinions that form the full collection; the Fed's own internal notes explaining what the collection is; an explanation of what the various sections of the book contain; and even an especially revealing explanatory passage containing the frank admission that "the powers of a Federal Reserve Bank are far greater than is commonly supposed" (page 33). The latest version of the Doomsday Book introduction reveals that the book consists of three volumes: Volume I – Pre-2008 Legal Documents Volume II – Post-2008 Legal Documents Volume III – Memoranda For a complete listing of what documents are contained in each volume and what subject each document covers, you can browse through the confusing and repetitive PDF document or you can read Kuvvet's article for a more logical (if still ponderous) listing. The introduction to Version 4.1, however, does helpfully break down the legal memoranda in the book into broad categories of memo: "Powers Opinions," which "discuss the legal authority of Federal Reserve Banks to provide various kinds of emergency services and facilities that they are not in the habit of providing under ordinary circumstances"; "History and Policy," documenting the history of the Federal Reserve's policy decisions and previous emergency actions; "Operational Issues," which "discuss legal aspects of operational issues, and are probably mostly of interest to attorneys"; "Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law Issues," dealing with the legal risk of lending to bankrupt or insolvent firms; "International Issues," dealing with the cross-border operations the Fed might employ during international crises; Etc. As for the agreements, memoranda and opinions themselves, there are some incredibly interesting documents listed that no doubt contain many valuable nuggets of information about the Fed's internal processes. For the policy wonks and financial eggheads in the crowd, the agreements contained in the book provide a wealth of data on what the Fed believes it is empowered to do during times of crisis. As Kuvvet notes in his "What Is in the Federal Reserve’s Doomsday Book?" article, for instance: In the Section 13(13) Lending Agreement subsection, the FRBNY states that the section 13(13) lending authority can be useful for nonbank government securities dealers. The FRBNY believes that Federal Reserve Banks are authorized to accept ineligible collateral to supplement eligible collateral. Conspiracy realists, meanwhile, will no doubt be intrigued by the "Chronology of Events at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York After the World Trade Center Attack" in the "History and Policy" section of the book. According to the Fed's own description on page 35 of the PDF, the document "begins with the morning of September 11, 2001 and concludes with the full resumption of operations on September 24" and "discusses all significant events: financial, operational and humanitarian." So, how does the New York Fed's internal history of the 9/11 false flag differ from the public version—"The Federal Reserve's Response to the Sept. 11 Attacks"—on the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis' website? Does it include information on the puzzling monetary events taking place in the lead-up to those attacks—events that include the largest June-August spike in the currency component of the M1 money supply in half a century? Does it hold the clue to the Die Hard 3-esque gold heist that may or may not have taken place in New York on the day of the attacks? Good questions! Unfortunately, until such time as some intrepid reporter, professor of finance or Corbett Reporteer jumps through the hoops of the New York Fed's Freedom of Information Requests process and pries this specific document—or any of the other documents listed in the Doomsday Book index—from the bankster's clutches, we won't know for sure. After all, we only have the titles of these documents and a cursory description of them from the Doomsday Book's index. All of this leads us to the most important question . . . What Does It Mean? The first-order takeaway from the Doomsday Book is that the Fed apparently believes that it has the authority to do quite a bit more in the event of an emergency than has been specifically authorized by the Federal Reserve Act. For a line-by-line, blow-by-blow analysis of these presumed powers and the Fed's arguments surrounding them, I highly suggest reading Kuvvet's article. In it, you will learn, for instance, that the Fed believes it has the authority to bail out cities during "emergency situations" . . . whatever those are. Surprisingly, the FRBNY states that section 13(3) lending authority extends to municipalities, and that there is an additional independent section 14(b)(1)17 lending authority for municipalities. Thus, the FRBNY considers that it has the legal authority to rescue municipalities in emergency situations. The Doomsday Book does not define what those “emergency situations” are. Even more remarkably, the Fed also reserves the power to receive "equity kickers"—that is, take an ownership stake in a company and presumably even take over a company entirely—when engaged in emergency lending. This is the power that was under scrutiny during the aforementioned AIG shareholder lawsuit, Starr International Co. v. United States, and it raises the specter of the Fed taking over and potentially running companies or even vast swaths of the economy in the face of a truly catastrophic economic collapse. Per Kuvvet: Lenders receive equity kickers frequently to compensate for risk. The FRBNY received an equity kicker in the AIG loan. The FRBNY considers that the scope of the power to receive an equity kicker remains uncertain, particularly whether the National Bank Act restrictions on equity kickers apply to Reserve Banks. The memorandum titled “Equity Kickers and Reserve Bank Loans” contends that they do not. Lenders sometimes employ guarantees appurtenant to financial transactions, and often employ guarantees in workout contexts. The memoranda titled “AIG Loan Restructuring-Reserve Bank Powers” and “Authority of Reserve Banks to Issue Guarantees on Behalf of Depository Institutions” explore the limits of the guarantee power. But perhaps the most brazen statement of the Fed's self-proclaimed emergency power comes in the section on "Powers Opinions" on page 33 of the Doomsday Book PDF. The powers opinions discuss the legal authority of Federal Reserve Banks to provide various kinds of emergency services and facilities that they are not in the habit of providing under ordinary circumstances. [. . .] A constant theme runs through them all: the powers of a Federal Reserve Bank are far greater than is commonly supposed. This is perhaps the most succinct statement of the banksters' arrogance that have ever been set to paper. In other words, the Fed's own internal document is gloating that the Fed reserves itself powers that the public do not know about and presumably would not approve of if they did. This does not trouble the Fed or its legal counsel in the slightest. So, what are we to make of this galling arrogance? Writing in The Hill, op-ed contributor Doug Branch—whose bio notes that he served as Deputy Staff Director of the Joint Economic Committee (JEC) and Deputy Chief of Staff to a Financial Services Subcommittee Chairman in the US government—predictably opines that what is needed is for the government to step in and rein in the Fed, passing legislation to "unambiguously authorize" those emergency powers that the Fed claims and that Congress deems necessary. Congress should also, in Branch's opinion "reserve the right to disapprove [of a Fed emergency power] through an after-action process." Although Branch's answer sounds perfectly straightforward and reasonable—reasonable to statists who believe in The Most Dangerous Superstition, at least—it fails to grasp an extremely basic fact, one that governs all such "emergency powers" and "states of exception." Namely, the fact that power—especially emergency power—is a thing that is demonstrated, not codified. Case in point: the Starr International Co. v. United States case in which the Doomsday Book's existence was first revealed. If you read my 2015 article on that case, you'll know that case's insane conclusion. The court ultimately ruled that the Fed had indeed overstepped its powers in the course of the AIG bailout . . . but imposed no penalty and awarded the prosecution nothing. Based upon the foregoing, the Court concludes that the Credit Agreement Shareholder Class shall prevail on liability due to the Government’s illegal exaction, but shall recover zero damages, and that the Reverse Stock Split Shareholder Class shall not prevail on liability or damages. Naturally, the Fed took this decision as vindication that it had acted legally. The Federal Reserve strongly believes that its actions in the AIG rescue during the height of the financial crisis in 2008 were legal, proper and effective. The court's decision today in Starr International Company, Inc. v. the United States recognizes that AIG's shareholders are not entitled to compensation for that decision, and that the Federal Reserve's extension of credit to AIG prevented losses to millions of policyholders, small businesses, and American workers who would have been harmed by AIG's collapse during the financial crisis. The terms of the credit were appropriately tough to protect taxpayers from the risks the rescue loan presented when it was made. This is how power operates. It acts—illegally if need be—and the judge comes along afterward to clean up the mess. The fact that the Fed's powers have not been delineated down to the nth degree is a feature of the system that the banksters have created, not a bug, as Doug Branch suggests. The banksters who own and run the Fed and who control Congress through blackmail, bribery and extortion are not going to make the mistake of stating exactly what powers they do and don't possess. And they're certainly not going to allow such limitations on their powers to be codified into law. Instead, they will act as power always acts: unilaterally, unapologetically, and without asking for permission. Sorry (not sorry) to burst your bubble, Mr. Branch, and all those other "common sense" thinkers who believe that government is the answer to the problem that was created by the (bankster-controlled) government, but there is no tinkering around the edges here. No amount of legislation is going to make the entire corrupt Federal Reserve System into anything other than the bankster cartel that it was designed to be. No, we do not need to "rein in" the Fed or set up yet another government committee to try to codify its powers. We need to abolish the Fed itself and bring about a separation of money and state altogether. That is the real takeaway from the Fed Doomsday Book. For enterprising researchers out there, I look forward to hearing about your own exploration of these documents and your own adventures with the FRBNY's "Freedom of Information Request" process. The cockroaches always scurry from the light, so let's see if we can shine some more of it on this whole sordid mess. Like this type of essay? Then you’ll love The Corbett Report Subscriber newsletter, which contains my weekly editorial as well as recommended reading, viewing and listening. If you’re a Corbett Report member, you can sign in to corbettreport.com and read the newsletter today. Not a member yet? Sign up today to access the newsletter and support this work. https://open.substack.com/pub/corbettreport/p/the-feds-doomsday-book-has-been-revealed?r=29hg4d&utm_medium=ios
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