The Beautiful Face of Death

I refer to the beautiful face of death in light of the revelation given us about death in the scriptures, especially in the 15th chapter of I Corinthians.  While death is called an “enemy” in that chapter, it is shown to be such only in regard to its taking from our midst family and friends.  To the one who dies in fellowship with Jesus Christ, death is the gateway to eternal life, immortality, and an existence indescribable in its awesomeness, its wonders and its never-ending joys and triumphs.  Death is said to be swallowed up in victory by our resurrection to incorruptible immortality in the closing verses of that chapter.  With no conscious awareness of passing time in death, the moment we breathe our last is the exact same moment we are resurrected in spirit bodies far more real and beautiful than any human body.  Scripture says we shall be like Him, our Lord, our bodies shining and radiant as the sun.  It says that we shall then ever be with the Lord, eternal members of the great universe ruling family of God.  So, I stand by my statement that death has a beautiful face and ask with Paul, “O death, where is thy sting?  O grave, where is thy victory?”  The sting of death is sin and when our sins are removed from us as far as the east is from the west death then loses its sting.  The grave is no longer victorious over us for that small cell has its door flung wide open when our Master cries, “Come forth!” as He did with His friend Lazarus so long ago.  The Lord that heals me of all my ailments will heal me of even that final illness that stops my heart when at the time of resurrection He gives the command, “Live,” and I shall come alive in a form more awesome than human mind can imagine.

Since there is no conscious awareness in death, it doesn’t matter if ten billion years elapse before you are resurrected back to life.  As far as your ability to know, to be aware, to realize anything is concerned as soon as you breathe out your last breath you are changed from mortal to immortal.  Again, a great deal of time might pass between the moment your heart stops beating and you are resurrected in a marvelous spirit body, but, as far as you are concerned, as much as you can discern or perceive, your heart stops and in the next instant of awareness you live again regardless of how much time passes.  If the resurrection occurs in the year 2045, those who died in 1765, or 1544, or 1924 will feel as though it is still the year, the month, the day on which they died!!!!

The Devil’s Religion

The more I study about Islam and ISIS, the more thoroughly convinced I become that this gutter religion was the brain child of Satan himself.  Had Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini and Joseph Stalin had a round table discussion, putting their minds together and trying their best to devise the most disgusting, sordid, satanic religion they could create they could not have come up with anything more ungodly than Islam.  Mein Kampf cannot hold a candle to the Koran in its teachings to rid the planet of none but the most evil.  It is through the religion of Islam that Satan is going to do his worst to God’s creation.  And, sad as it may seem, we haven’t even begun to see the worst of Islam.  The bloodletting in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon is but the tiniest tip of an iceberg larger than most countries of earth.   I am supremely happy that I am a member of a generation that will not witness or suffer the worst Islam will deliver to this planet, including all the nations thereof.

Those who are urging the acceptance of more and more Muslims into the United States are profoundly ignorant of what a devout Muslim believes and accepts as utter truth.  If these blind “do-gooders” would spend a few dollars and buy a Quran (Koran), and then read what that gutter religion teaches as divine truth they might have a change of heart.  Those bleeding heart Hollywood actors and actresses who weep for the plight of the poor Muslims need to have a devout radicalized Muslim move in to the house next door to them.  Ellen Degeneres sure wouldn’t want a devout Muslim moving in next door to her and her wife.  And, on Oscar night, when those scantily clad actresses come out of their mansions to go parade in front of the cameras on the red carpet, they wouldn’t want a radicalized devout Muslim living next door to them.  That red carpet would be redder still with their blood!  To be continued….

 

Do We Have To Sin?

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John says he writes this letter of I John “that you sin NOT” (See I John 2:1).  And goes on to say, “Whosoever abides in Him sins NOT” (See I John 3:6).  This does not mean a believer cannot, or will not sin.  It means a believer need not sin.  The apostle Paul presents this magnificent hope in I Corinthians 10:13 when he dogmatically affirms: “There has no temptation taken you but such as is common to man.  But God is faithful, who will not suffer (permit) you to be tempted above that (which) you are able (to bear), but will with the temptation (at that exact moment in time, simultaneously) also make a way to escape (a GOD-made way of escape, hence a PERFECT way of escape) that you may be able to bear it (bear up under the temptation without sinning).”  Paul agrees with John that a believer need not sin.
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Then why is Paul, of all people, used as an example to prove that a believer cannot be completely delivered from committing sin in this life?  Again, as with John, it is due to a misunderstanding of what Paul wrote in Romans 7.  In the 7th chapter of Romans, beginning with verse 14, Paul wrote these words: “I am carnal, SOLD UNDER SIN, for that which I do, I allow not: for what I would (or should do) that do I not; but what I hate, that do I….Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwells in me.  For I know that in me, that is in my flesh, dwells no good thing, for to will is present with me, but how to perform that which is good I FIND NOT” (See Romans 7:14-18).
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Now do you really think this apostle is saying he doesn’t know how to get the victory over sin, because right before penning those words Paul had urged these Roman believers, “Reckon you also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin?”  (See Romans 6:11).  And again, “Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in the lusts thereof” (verse 12).  He had just assured them, “Sin shall not have dominion over you” (verse 14).  Does he then turn right around and confess that in his own life he found none of this to be true?  How absurd to even think so!
The KEY to a proper understanding of Paul’s clearly defeatist statements in Romans 7 is what Paul says in the 19th verse of Romans 6: “I speak after the manner of men (spiritually defeated men at that) because of the infirmity (weakness) of YOUR flesh.”  Notice, Paul is not speaking of any weakness in his own flesh, but of the weakness of these Roman believers.  Previously Paul had written the believers at Corinth, “I keep under (control) my body, and bring it into subjection (to the Spirit, thus to Jesus Christ and God’s Word)…”  (See I Corinthians 9:27).  Paul hadn’t lost the victory between the time he wrote the Corinthians and the Roman believers.  In writing, “I speak after the manner of men,” Paul was merely saying, “I am going to put myself in your shoes and address this problem from your viewpoint, your perspective, and show you the way to victory – Jesus Christ!
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Putting himself in the place of another in order to address THEIR problem was a tactic used by Paul in his first letter to the Corinthians.  (See I Corinthians 4:6).  It’s the tactic he uses in Romans 7.  Don’t be thrown by his use of the personal pronoun “I”.
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Approximately six years before writing the Romans, Paul wrote the Thessalonian believers, “You are witnesses, and God also (God Himself will attest to the truthfulness of what Paul is about to write), how holily and justly and unblameably we behaved ourselves among you that believe” (I Thessalonians 2:10).  Did Paul, and his companions, live holy, just and blameless lives among the Thessalonians while being carnal and sold under sin among the Romans?  Of course not!
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Paul told the Galatian believers it pleased God to reveal His Son to them through Paul.  (See Galatians 1:15-16).  Paul exhorted the Corinthians, “Be ye followers of me even as I also am of Christ” (See I Corinthians 11:1).  Also, in his defense to the believers in Galatia, Paul declared dogmatically, “Christ LIVES IN ME!” (See Galatians 2:20).
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How could Paul seriously and without hypocrisy exhort the Philippian believers to be “blameless, and harmless, and without rebuke” if he, himself, was ever giving in to the pulls of the flesh? (See Philippians 2:15)
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Paul wrote the Corinthians, “I know of nothing against myself” (See I Corinthians 4:4), or, as the New International Version words it, “My conscience is clear.”  Paul knew of NO SIN in his life.  In fact, he wrote that “a bishop (a pastor) must be BLAMELESS, JUST, HOLY” (See Titus 1:7-8).  He wrote similar words to Timothy.  (See I Timothy 3:1-7).  Are we to believe that Paul admitted to the Roman believers that he did not fit these qualifications himself?
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Paul exhorted the Thessalonian believers, and by extension you and me, “Abstain from all appearance of evil.  And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly (utterly, completely, through-and-through), and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body (the total YOU) be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Faithful is He who calls you (to this continuous walk of holiness), who also WILL DO IT” (See I Thessalonians 5:22-24).
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How could Paul be so sure the Living Lord Jesus Christ would bring these believers to such a continued walk of holiness?  He had done it for Paul, THAT’S WHY!  Let Him do it for you, friend.
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Christ’s Servant (Galatians 1:10),
Donald Wiley
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Are All Sins The Same in God’s Eyes?

08/22/13 at 6:29 PM

Satan’s Gospel or The Prosperity Gospel

03/28/15 at 6:04 AM

Demon Possession Is Alive And Well On Planet Earth!

For those who believe demon possession disappeared from the earth during the time of Jesus Christ and His apostles’ ministries, well, they are going to be in for a rude awakening.  Demon possession is NOT a medieval concept, nor has it disappeared from the earth.  Folks, the opposite is true.  It’s getting worse!  God reveals to us in the 13th chapter of Zechariah just when demon possession will end – AT CHRIST’S RETURN!  And Revelation 12:9 warns us that it is going to get a lot worse before it gets better.
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The body of a 6-year-old boy was found in Yaquina Bay in Newport, Ore., on Monday night after a woman called police and allegedly said she had thrown him off a bridge.

The woman, who has not been named but is said to be the child’s mother, reportedly called 911 and said she heard voices telling her to throw the boy off the Yaquina Bay Bridge, according to News Lincoln County.  This horror occurred one November night in 2014.

I don’t think Jillian McCabe was lying when she said she heard voices telling her telling her to kill her son.  I believe she actually DID hear such voices, and I believe they were demonic spirits speaking to her mind.

On May 20, 1998, 15 year old Kip Kinkel was told by his father that he would be sent to military school if he did not change his behavior. According to Kinkel’s taped confession, at about 3:00 p.m., his father was seated at the kitchen counter drinking coffee. Kinkel retrieved his .22 rifle from his bedroom and ammunition from his parents’ bedroom. He then went to the kitchen and shot his father once in the back of the head, then dragged his body into the bathroom and covered it with a sheet. Kinkel further stated that his mother arrived home at about 6:30 p.m., and that he met her in the garage, told her he loved her, then shot her twice in the back of the head, three times in the face, and once in the heart. He then dragged her body across the floor and covered it with a sheet.

In a note Kinkel left on a coffee table in the living room, he described his motive for killing his parents thus: “I just got two felonies on my record. My parents can’t take that! It would destroy them. The embarrassment would be too much for them. They couldn’t live with themselves.” But as the note continues, he attempts to describe his mental state: “My head just doesn’t work right. God damn these VOICES inside my head. … I have to kill people. I don’t know why. … I have no other choice.”

On May 21, the morning after he murdered his parents, Kinkel drove his mother’s Ford Explorer to the high school. He wore a trench coat to hide the five weapons he carried: two hunting knives, a 9x19mm Glock 19 pistol, a Ruger .22-caliber semi-automatic rifle, and a MK II .22-caliber Ruger pistol. He was carrying 1,127 rounds of ammunition.

He parked on North 61st Street, two blocks from the school, then jogged to the campus, entered the patio area and fired two shots, one fatally wounding Ben Walker and the other wounding Ryan Atteberry. Kinkel went to the cafeteria and, walking across it, fired the remaining 48 rounds from his rifle, wounding 24 students and fatally wounding 17-year-old Mikael Nickolauson. Kinkel fired a total of 50 rounds, hitting with 37 of those, and killing two.

When Kinkel’s rifle ran out of ammunition and he began to reload, wounded student Jacob Ryker tackled him, assisted by several other students. Kinkel drew the Glock from his belt and fired one shot before he was disarmed, injuring Ryker again as well as another student. He yelled at the students “Just kill me!” The students restrained Kinkel until the police arrived and arrested him A total of seven students were involved in subduing and disarming Kinkel.In custody, Kinkel retrieved a knife that was secured on his leg and attacked a police officer, begging to be fatally shot.

I believe there is a very good chance Kip Kinkel was telling the absolute truth about the voices he heard telling him to kill and that he had no choice.  He couldn’t stop himself from doing what he did.  And, again, I believe these voices to be of demonic origin!

You are probably aware by now that the ISIS terrorists in Syria killed the third hostage.  (Remember, they beheaded the two Japanese prisoners).  That’s not how they killed the third one, the captured Jordanian fighter pilot.  They stood him up in a narrow steel cage and set him on fire, burning him alive.  They would love to do that with every Christian, everyone, in fact, who is not a fervent Muslim.  As I said before, buckle your seatbelts (by TOTAL, continuous surrender to Jesus Christ) because we are in for a bumpy ride.

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America, prepare to meet thy God for He is going to use the Islamic hordes to judge us just as He used the Assyrians and Babylonians to judge His people in ancient times.  (Read Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel if you doubt this is how God judges His own nation and people).  I’m still waiting for that “other shoe” to drop.  Osama bin Laden’s death must yet be fully avenged.  Don’t forget that the Islamic zealots know full well that it was Americans who brutally killed bin Laden and then tossed his corpse in the ocean.  There are not just a handful of powerless Muslims who desire earnestly to avenge bin Laden.  There are thousands, many residing right now in this country, who have sworn and avowed that they will do so.  Their revered leader took down the Twin Trade Towers and struck the Pentagon a terrific blow.  I assure you, they are thinking, “America, you ain’t seen nothing yet.”
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Don’t grow complacent thinking, “Happy days are here again.”  The burning alive of one man cannot whet their thirst for blood against those who dare oppose them.  Demons are super-intelligent spirit beings who understand human nature very, very well.  And when they enter into an unconverted wicked human being who himself, or herself, is possessed of higher than average intelligence, well, you got a problem.
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Am I an alarmist?  You bet I am.  I am one who knows scripture intimately well, who understands prophecy intimately well and who assures you, we are in for one hell of a ride.    “In ME, ye shall have peace,” says our Lord.  THAT is our only hope in this unique time of human history.  Islam is NOT going to be stopped.  Take that to the bank.  Satan wants believers to see Roman Catholicism as the bogey man in the end times.  The real beast is not false Christianity.  The real beast is Islam.  We had better stop listening to the warnings of deceived men and read the Word of God – ALL OF IT – and believe God.  He let us know long, long ago that THIS is the spirit of anti-Christ, whoever denies the Father AND THE SON, and Islam has been doing that for centuries.  Turn to I John, chapter 2, verse 22 in your Bible.  Mark that verse, highlight it, color it in, turn down the corner of the page where you find it.  Memorize it.  And start looking in the right direction for the anti-Christ.
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Christ’s Servant (Galatians 1:10),
Donald Wiley

 

Does God Exaggerate?

02/02/15 at 2:46 PM

Another Retiring Pope?

If you have been following the latest news about Pope Francis, then you know that he has said that he may remain pope for only a few more years, maybe even two or three, before following the lead of Pope Benedict and retiring, setting a new papal tradition.

I, personally, believe he is doing this in order to save face should another Islamic fatwa be initiated demanding that this pope, too, be killed for disrespecting the prophet Mohammed or Islam.  Did you not know that is WHY Pope Benedict retired so suddenly ostensibly because of his failing health and advanced age?  Here follows the speech that prompted an Islamic fatwa to be issued against Pope Benedict, a speech given by him while still a cardinal, delivered at the University of Regensburg, Tuesday, 12 September, 2006.

APOSTOLIC JOURNEY OF HIS HOLINESS BENEDICT XVI
TO MÜNCHEN, ALTÖTTING AND REGENSBURG
(SEPTEMBER 9-14, 2006)
MEETING WITH THE REPRESENTATIVES OF SCIENCE
LECTURE OF THE HOLY FATHER
Aula Magna of the University of Regensburg
Tuesday, 12 September 2006

Faith, Reason and the University
Memories and Reflections

Your Eminences, Your Magnificences, Your Excellencies,
Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is a moving experience for me to be back again in the university and to be able once again to give a lecture at this podium.I was reminded of all this recently, when I read the edition by Professor Theodore Khoury (Münster) of part of the dialogue carried on – perhaps in 1391 in the winter barracks near Ankara – by the erudite Byzantine emperor Manuel II Paleologus and an educated Persian on the subject of Christianity and Islam, and the truth of both.[1] It was presumably the emperor himself who set down this dialogue, during the siege of Constantinople between 1394 and 1402; and this would explain why his arguments are given in greater detail than those of his Persian interlocutor.[2] The dialogue ranges widely over the structures of faith contained in the Bible and in the Qur’an, and deals especially with the image of God and of man, while necessarily returning repeatedly to the relationship between – as they were called – three “Laws” or “rules of life”: the Old Testament, the New Testament and the Qur’an. It is not my intention to discuss this question in the present lecture; here I would like to discuss only one point – itself rather marginal to the dialogue as a whole – which, in the context of the issue of “faith and reason”, I found interesting and which can serve as the starting-point for my reflections on this issue.

In the seventh conversation (διάλεξις – controversy) edited by Professor Khoury, the emperor touches on the theme of the holy war. The emperor must have known that surah 2, 256 reads: “There is no compulsion in religion”. According to some of the experts, this is probably one of the suras of the early period, when Mohammed was still powerless and under threat. But naturally the emperor also knew the instructions, developed later and recorded in the Qur’an, concerning holy war. Without descending to details, such as the difference in treatment accorded to those who have the “Book” and the “infidels”, he addresses his interlocutor with a startling brusqueness, a brusqueness that we find unacceptable, on the central question about the relationship between religion and violence in general, saying: “Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.”[3] The emperor, after having expressed himself so forcefully, goes on to explain in detail the reasons why spreading the faith through violence is something unreasonable. Violence is incompatible with the nature of God and the nature of the soul. “God”, he says, “is not pleased by blood – and not acting reasonably (σὺν λόγω) is contrary to God’s nature. Faith is born of the soul, not the body. Whoever would lead someone to faith needs the ability to speak well and to reason properly, without violence and threats… To convince a reasonable soul, one does not need a strong arm, or weapons of any kind, or any other means of threatening a person with death…”.

You are going to find the hierarchy of Roman Catholicism bowing more and more before Islam’s pressure around the globe.  According to Revelation, these two world-encompassing religions will eventually make a truce with one another and join together in fulfillment of the beast and false prophet prophecies in those scriptures.  If Pope Francis does retire, you can believe it will be simultaneous with Islamic demands that he do so or die due to something he will say that will be interpreted as blasphemy against the prophet Mohammed, the Koran, or Islam.

Christ’s Servant (Galatians 1:10),

Donald Wiley

 

 

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Ordination Councils

A Babylonian King Gives Warning

1)  “This matter is by the decree of the (heavenly) watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones, to the intent that the living may know that the Most High rules in the kingdom (governments) of men, and gives it (the rule over earthly nations) to whomsoever He will, and sets up over it (any human government) the basest of men (yes, even a Hitler, a Mussolini, a Stalin, or a Kim Jong Un).”  Daniel 4:17.
2)   “Seven times (years) shall pass over thee, till thou (King Nebuchadnezzar) know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives (such rule) to whomsoever He will (and God can surprise men as to whom He will allow to gain rule and control).”  Daniel 4:25.  Read the entirety of Daniel, Chapter 4.  For seven years Nebuchadnezzar was devoid of reason, utterly insane until God restored his reason and his throne.
3)  “Seven times shall pass over thee, until thou know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomsoever He will.”  Daniel 4: 32.
4) “I (Nebuchadnezzar) blessed the Most High, and I praised and honored Him that lives for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and His kingdom is from generation to generation, and all the inhabitants of the earth (America included) are reputed as nothing (when comparing power and ability to act), and He does according to His will in the army of heaven (as well as the armies of earth), and among the inhabitants of the earth (regardless of where they be citizens), and NONE can stay His hand (stop or prevent Him), or say unto Him, ‘What are you doing?'”  Daniel 4:34-35.
“Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, all whose works are truth, AND HIS WAYS JUDGMENT, and those that walk in pride (crowing, “We have the greatest military war machine this planet has ever seen”) He is able to abase (to bring low, utterly nullifying their military might and capability).”  Daniel 4:37.
Men devoid of true spiritual insight believe superior military strength and might will guarantee a nation’s survival in any military engagement or conflict.  After all, if we have literally hundreds of nuclear bombs and warheads strategically placed around the globe, many carried in the bomb bays of our warplanes ever in the air, twenty-four seven, surely we do not need to fear an enemy that has only a few such nuclear devices, do we?  But what if that enemy – like Japan and Pearl Harbor – stealthily strikes first, obliterating such cities as Washington, D.C., New York City, and a major SAC (Strategic Air Command) base.  What then?
Reader, we are living in extremely dangerous times – and the danger increases with each passing hour.  If I were you, I would take an ancient king’s advice and praise and honor Him who lives forever.  Think about it.
Christ’s Servant (Galatians 1:10),
Donald Wiley