Talking In Public About Christian Beliefs

So a few weeks ago I was thinking about something. I decide to write about it. It went viral. Atheist websites and Facebook pages are mocking my beliefs, ripping me to shreds. It isn’t just that people disagree, it got totally personal.

I had over 300 comments that were just telling me that I am “[F-word] stupid.” I had hundreds of others that were mocking, scoffing, and insulting. I had quite a few other people tell me that they are putting curses on me, that I should have my kids taken from me, that the world would be better if I was dead. Wow.

And I was thinking about it, and it is so funny to me (funny as in not funny, but as in insane). It is an article about adult coloring books?!?! I am not killing babies or puppies. I told a family member that I wish if there was ONE thing I had written that could go viral with the atheist crowd it certainly wouldn’t be my opinion piece on mandalas!!! Like how about the ones about Christ and the Cross?

The thing that strikes me is the enormous amount of comments that say things like, “You are a bigot and everything that is wrong with Christianity. This is why I hate Christians. You need to love other religions.”

They were almost all ironic like that.

Screaming, “YOU CAN’T TALK BAD ABOUT OTHER RELIGIONS!!! [unless it is Christianity]”

It was like they couldn’t see the hypocrisy in their own words.

I didn’t read all the comments, because you can only hear you are an “f-word idiot” so many times in one day! LOL. So, I probably missed some great questions and responses just because they got lost in the others. But honestly, most of them don’t want to discuss ideas or beliefs, they just want to mock and scorn and hurt. They may be hurt themselves. There was definitely emotion involved. But there was unfortunately no room for discussion or mutual understanding, so I backed off answering all of them and just let them say what they needed to say to me.

And this post, while I intend to address some of the concerns people had with my last post, will not really change anyone’s mind. But still, these things need to be said. This post is about “WHY” my coloring post matters in the Christian context.

And I don’t care if people think I am an idiot. I mean, I don’t agree with their beliefs either. I don’t go to their websites and insult them, but I don’t feel pressured at all to agree with them. I also don’t feel pressured to be quiet!

People will think I am an idiot for many other reasons too. I don’t support gay marriage. I don’t support abortion. I believe that every person on this planet is a sinner (especially myself). I believe in a literal and eternal hell. I believe that Jesus is the only way to heaven. I believe that when you get saved you need to repent of practicing sins. I believe that yoga is Hinduism. I believe that Sons of Anarchy is a show that Christians shouldn’t watch. etc.

When you publicly acknowledge any of these beliefs, you brace yourself for the backlash! LOL. These are not at all popular views. In fact, they are becoming quite dangerous. I support all of these beliefs are because I read the Bible. Many of them are expressly stated in the Bible. Many of them are plainly evident as we apply Scripture to our lives.

For example. It is expressly stated in the Bible that Jesus is the only way to heaven. Jesus plainly said so, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No man comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6).

On the other hand, other things are plainly evident as we apply the Word to our lives. For example, Jesus never says, “If you want to follow Me, you shouldn’t watch Sons of Anarchy or Sex in the City.” These TV shows didn’t exist back then, neither did TV. For this reason I could probably have people leave stern and disapproving comments saying that I am judging them by saying Christians “can’t” watch those shows. After all, Jesus never said that. When in reality a Christian who reads the Bible, and is filled with the Holy Spirit just knows that God is not pleased with us watching programs like that. And we have verses that reveal to us that God’s heart is that we flee from immorality, filthy language, and immoral sexuality.

 When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures,  idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division,  envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God.” Galatians 5:19-21

What is sad is that even the “world” has a moral standard for TV and movie viewing. If the “world” says a show is TV-MA or a movie is R. They are admitting that the content is controversial and possibly quite offensive to even a non-Christian audience.

But if I say it is something a Christian should be careful about and run from. Why do Christians get upset and say I am judging?

Christian Exhortation

What I am really doing is called exhortation. The Greek word for this is Parakaleo. It means to urge, to beseech, to warn, to encourage, to strengthen. It is a GOOD thing. It is actually a gift that the Lord has freely given to His church so that we would encourage other unto holiness and joy!!!!

Why could I say you shouldn’t watch “Sons of Anarchy”? Here are some Bible verses that when applied to our lives, make this plainly evident.

“I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; [it] shall not cleave to me.” Psalm 101:3

“And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast [it] from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not [that] thy whole body should be cast into hell.” Matthew 5:29

“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things [are] honest, whatsoever things [are] just, whatsoever things [are] pure, whatsoever things [are] lovely, whatsoever things [are] of good report; if [there be] any virtue, and if [there be] any praise, think on these things.”

Philippians 4:8

TV shows and movies that celebrate and glorify the sins that the Bible condemns should not be something that God’s people delight in.

What does this have to do with anything?

Well, I really see such a trend in trying to intimidate and insult Christians into silence when they are just trying to exhort their fellow Christians to walk solid for Christ.

This came not only from the atheist and pagan readers, but also from professing Christians. For some reasons the Christians accused me of telling them they would go to hell if they colored, or that the Bible says you can’t color, or that I am some radical fundamentalist that wears a “Duggar-dress” and refuses to use electricity because it is of Satan. LOL.

There was another group that thought that I was anti-stained glass windows. LOL.

I couldn’t keep up with it all, mostly because this is not my job. I am not a blogger. This is just a hobby, so I can’t just sit in front of my computer for 72 hours straight.

And yes I have a hobby (to all the people that told me I need one). LOL.

I understand that Christians look weird to non-believers.

I am a fool for Christ.

People make fun of Christians for every belief we have.

But what bothers me is when people who call themselves Christians are trying advance the lie of the Tower of Babel–That we can unite the world under some one world religious mystery system. When Christians are saying that we need to unite with and celebrate other religions, even practicing their religious activities– I see the Great Apostasy is happening.

“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils.” (1 Timothy 4:1)

The whole point of everything I write is to point to Christ. He is worthy of our attention, and devotion and undivided worship and praise. He shares His glory with no one else. And we should be careful as His followers to mind His word, as it reveals His heart.

Am I perfect? NO!

I probably have stuff in my life right now that His Spirit will convict me of, maybe using a brother or sister in the Lord to do it! Hallelujah! He loves us so He corrects us.

We should welcome that correction, not insult the person who was just sharing their heart.

I was simply sharing info on their origins and spiritual connections to Hinduism and Buddhism.

That is not harsh or critical or racist or hateful or FEAR based. 

And if you are not a Christian, then it wasn’t even for you!!!

Psalm 1:1-2

Oh, the joys of those who do not
    follow the advice of the wicked,
    or stand around with sinners,
    or join in with mockers.
But they delight in the law of the Lord,
    meditating on it day and night.

But if you are a Christian, let me urge you to consider this:

Romans 12:1-2

And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

If we want to follow Christ, and be His disciples we need to take heed. We need to worship Him the right way. We can’t conform to this world, to their ideas, their ways, the things they think is okay. We need to be transformed by the renewing of our minds according to His Word.

Don’t take my word for it.

I am no one.

I am some everyday person.

You don’t need to take my word for anything.

But you do need to learn God’s Word to know His perfect will for you.

Your mind must be transformed.

If you haven’t let your mind be transformed by the Word,

then your mind has been shaped by the world.

“Love not the world, neither the things [that are] in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world.” 1 John 2:15-16

“We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.” 1 John 5:19

“Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. Or do you suppose it is to no purpose that the Scripture says, “He yearns jealously over the spirit that he has made to dwell in us”?” James 4:4-5

When I wrote what I wrote, people were outraged that I had the audacity to say that Christians should not practice Hindu and Buddhist spiritual activities.

That blows my mind.

What is worse is when Christians think that it is okay with God to practice religious and spiritual rituals from other religions.

That really blows my mind. But Jesus told us that would happen.

Is it Just Like Meat Sacrificed To Idols?

Some people wanted to argue that it is comparable to eating meat sacrificed to idols. I hear this with the yoga thing too.

Is going to a psychic like eating meat sacrificed to idols? Is playing a Ouija board like eating meat sacrificed to idols? NO. There is a difference between eating meat that has been sacrificed to idols, or sold by someone who is not Christian, and making yourself the offering to idols. When you practice spiritual rituals, you are the offering.

And you forget, the Bible says that if you KNOW it was sacrificed to idols, don’t eat it!!!

“But if someone says to you, “This has been offered in sacrifice,” then do not eat it, both for the sake of the one who told you and for the sake of conscience.” 1 Corinthians 10:28

And in Revelation, Jesus says that He will judge the member of the church that encourages people to eat meat sacrificed to idols.

“But I have a few complaints against you. You tolerate some among you whose teaching is like that of Balaam, who showed Balak how to trip up the people of Israel. He taught them to sin by eating food offered to idols and by committing sexual sin.” Revelation 2:14

And

But I have this complaint against you. You are permitting that woman—that Jezebel who calls herself a prophet—to lead my servants astray. She teaches them to commit sexual sin and to eat food offered to idols.” Revelation 2:20.

Why do Christians have the idea that practicing Hindu and Buddhist spiritual practices is okay, because we can eat meat sacrificed to idols, when the Bible is clear that we can’t unless we don’t know!!! The Lord watches over us, especially when we don’t know that something is connected to the demonic.

But once we know it is connected to idolatry, we need to stay away!

How many times in the Bible does the Lord have to reveal His heart to His children about the spiritual adultery that takes place in our lives when we try to combine our faith with other religions.

It grieves Him when His people are spiritually unfaithful. In the Old Testament, He would say that people who go after foreign religious practices where “whoring after other gods.” That is a very harsh word. We literally cheat on the Lord when we try to combine other religions with the purity of our Christian faith.

“As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct,  since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:14-16.

So in conclusion, I want to quote this again . . .

“And so,

dear brothers and sisters,

I plead [urge, beseech, encourage, strengthen] with you

to give your bodies to God

because of all he has done

for you.”

Romans 12:1

When we are truly following The Lord, then there is no more arguing over stupid things that profit nothing. We will all just be pointing each other to the Love, and Grace, and Word of God. We will all just look to Jesus and walk towards Him together in holiness and joy.

But there can be no unity, unless it is based on His word.

I may seem foolish to the world. But I am not writing to them. I am writing to my brothers and sisters and saying, I love you guys and I just wanted to share some information with you. The Lord may confirm it or not. But don’t try to just justify it because you may like [mandalas, or horoscopes, or yoga], search out the truth in His Word.

Some people implied that my post was a sign of the weakness of my faith, that I thought God wouldn’t protect me from the “demons” inside the coloring books. That isn’t true. I think more than anything, it is a sign of the strength of my faith. My faith is so important to me that I want to make sure that nothing gets in between me and Jesus. Now I know that there is nothing that can separate me from His love (Romans 8). But there are things in this world that can pull at my heart, so that my heart becomes divided and unfaithful. I want to lay all those things aside, so I can be faithful to Him, because He is so faithful and wonderful to me.

And lets “lay aside every weight, and the sin that so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:1-2

For More Information:

The Bible–There is no more important source of information necessary for your life. 

Yoga: Exercise or Religion, Does It Matter? (Lighthouse Trails)

The Mystical Revolution

The Unacknowledged War and the Wearing Down of the Saints

 

 

 

 

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Adult Coloring Books and Mandalas, A Warning For Christians

Last week I received a kind gift from a friend. She is one of the godliest people I know. My friend is smart, independent, and she loves the Lord. She is not naive. She is a professional, a leader. She is not a crunchy new-ager. I have known her for 15 years. We are super close.

The gift is a cool and popular new item that many of my other Christian friends have used especially during times of illness. They are popular with cancer patients who just sit all day in hospital beds, bored of Judge Judy.

They are sophisticated versions of what children daily do.

They are nostalgic.

They are adult coloring books.

I see them in Barnes and Noble. I see them in Michael’s Craft Store.

I have seen them in the Christian owned craft store Hobby Lobby.

They are just coloring books.

Innocent.

I have no problem with coloring books. I have kids. We color.

I do have problems with Mandalas though, which happen to be a part of most of these adult coloring books.

So, I just want to give a warning to my sweet Christian friends to stay away from mandalas and I will let you know why.

A mandala is that beautiful circle pattern that looks like it would be impossible to draw free hand. It is also a “spiritual and ritual symbol in Indian religions, representing the universe.  In common use, mandala has become a generic term for any diagram, chart or geometric pattern that represents the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically; a microcosm of the universe.” (Wikipedia).

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It is a concentric energy circle.

A mandala is used in tantric Buddhism as an aid to meditation. They meditate on the image until they are saturated by it. They believe that you can merge with the deity by meditating on the mandala. “A mandala is also visualized (dhyana) by the yogin whose aim it is to merge with the deity.”

Focusing on mandalas is a spiritual practice where you merge with “deities”–this practice opens the door to demons.

The thing is, how is the devil going to get Christians to meditate on mandalas?

No Christian would put one in their house and sit and stare at it for an hour, chanting the sacred word!

But if the enemy can get a Christian to stare at a mandala because they are coloring it, he can have them absentmindedly focus their attention on the image and they will unknowingly open up their subconscious to this image in almost the same way.

“Mandalas may be used to focus attention, as a spiritual teaching tool, to establish a sacred space or as an aid to meditation or trance induction.” (Ritual Objects of Buddhism and Hinduism)

According to the article above about “Ritual Objects of Buddhism and Hindusim,” a mandala is a key tool to practicing a religious ritual, and it opens people up to trances. When you think about how our brains zone out when we color anyways, this makes it even more interesting.

“When completed, a mandala becomes a sacred area that serves as a receptacle for deities and a collection point of universal forces. By mentally entering a mandala and proceeding to its center, a person is symbolically guided through the cosmos to the essence of reality. By constructing a mandala, a monk ritually participates in the Buddha’s teachings.”(ReligionFacts.com)

The mandala itself is a receptacle for “deities” and “universal forces.” It is not just opening a door to the spiritual realm, it is knocking on the door of a false temple.

If the monk constructing the mandala is participating in a spiritual ritual, what are we doing as we mindlessly trace the shape with a colored pencil and try to keep the pattern balanced with our coloring choices. We are also going through the motions, participating in this ritual without even knowing it.

“The process of constructing a mandala is a sacred ritual. It is a meditative, painstaking process that can take days or even weeks to complete. Mandalas are constructed from the center outward, beginning with a dot in the center. With the placement of the center dot, the mandala is consecrated to a particular deity.” (ReligionFacts.com)

We need to be aware of what these images are, because they are not just pretty shapes and designs.

Those are the spiritual roots. But how did they come to get associated with coloring books or relaxation?

Well, Carl Jung was a famous Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist in early 20th Century. He founded the school of analytical psychology.  He focused primarily on the study of the integration of the conscious and the unconscious mind.

 

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Jung wrote a book called “Mandala Symbolism.” In this book he introduced the Eastern mandala practice to Western psychotherapy. He began to have his patients create mandalas, to help him identify their emotional disorders. He didn’t look at their tea leaves or read their palms. But he didn’t just believe this was pure science either. Carl Jung was deeply into the occult. He even published a dissertation about the science behind psychic mediums called, “On the Psychology and Pathology of So-Called Occult Phenomena.” Where he sat in and even participated on seances. (The Portable Jung, by Joseph Campbell).

Jung was also seriously involved in practices of alchemy, astrology, studies in mysticism.

 

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So Carl Jung brought the Eastern spiritual ritual of drawing mandalas to Western culture in a “scientific” context.

But how did they end up in our coloring books at Hobby Lobby? Is this purely recreational and relaxing? Is this therapy?

It is a surprising new trend. Even Katie Couric discussed an article about how it has become a craze, and publishers haven’t seen anything like this in 30 years. “Inside the Adult Coloring Book Craze” by Robin Stein.

61CI1AL5JtL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_Is it artistic? Is it therapeutic? Is it stress relieving?

Normal everyday people believe it is just some fun new hobby. But why didn’t they just choose to color with their children, or take an art class? Things that have been around forever?

Why do people want to color in these books with mandalas all over them?

In the article by Stein a mom says,

“I love it,” said Nichole Schmidt, a stay-at-home mom. “It’s very meditative. It gets me away from the kids. And this is my Zen.”

If you go to one of the coloring book websites they will tell you why coloring mandalas are relaxing–“they are energetically alive and promote well-being.”

WHAT?!?!

Go ahead and read from this article by Stephen Vrancken called, “Your Introduction to the Healing Powers of Mandala Coloring.

“About mandala coloring healing

Your Introduction to the Healing Powers of Mandala Coloring Pages

“I awaken to the power of the mandala,
A sacred circle of light and energy,
A pathway to center—to my center and to the universal All,
A channel for healing body, mind, and spirit”

How Do Mandala Coloring Pages Activate the Mandala’s Healing Powers?

Mandalas are used universally to promote healing and other positive states of being. Why? One explanation comes from its very design. The mandala is a circular matrix with a center point—a point from which all things are possible. From this sacred center comes forth infinite possibilities and unlimited potential. When you use your mandala coloring pages, you’re expressing your desires for healing and wellness.

You’re also acknowledging and declaring your own unlimited potential!”

He says, that just by using your coloring book you are expressing your interest in the mandala magic, therefore opening yourself up to spiritual outcomes. So even if you are a Christian, he is saying that you are a willing participant in a spiritual activity and essentially “declaring your own unlimited potential.”

Mindfulness is a Buddhist concept that is becoming increasingly popular.

He continues . . .

“You can think of the mandala as being energetically alive, a means of creating a pathway to a desired state of being. What state of being do you desire to create? Maybe you want to experience inner peace or maybe you simply want to use the circular pattern to express your artistry. For whatever purpose you choose to work with the mandala, know that you can achieve it through mandala coloring.
Imagine yourself with your mandala coloring pages in front of you. All you have to do is set your intention and awaken your mandalas by infusing them with color. It’s that simple and that powerful.

Amazing as it sounds, by simply coloring mandalas, you can accomplish the following:

•    Relax & enhance your meditation
•    Balance your body, your mind, and your spirit
•    Make a spiritual connection
•    Expand your creativity
•    Increase your self-awareness
•    Encourage your self-expression
•    Just have fun, alone or with your friends”

So now, he has taken the use of mandalas from a spiritual ritual and transformed it into a New Age form of relaxation on a Sunday afternoon with a glass of iced tea.

“How Do You Unlock the Healing Power of the Mandala?

One of the easiest and most effective ways to experience the healing power of the mandala is by using mandala coloring pages.  Why are mandala coloring pages such an effective tool for healing? First of all, coloring is fun and relaxing. It’s an enjoyable way to express your creativity. And, it’s an activity you can fully participate in whether you’re 4 or 94 years old.
Do you want more proof on why you too can easily unlock the healing powers within the mandala coloring pages?

•    There is no right or wrong way to color a mandala.
•    You can color just about anywhere.
•    Coloring lifts your spirits and brings out the child in you.
•    You can color at your own pace.
•    You don’t have to follow any rules when you color.
•    Kids and adults alike enjoy coloring.
•    You know you’re creating a unique work of art.
•    You can share the experience by coloring in groups.
•    It’s affordable.
•    It activates the intuitive genius within you.”

So my question when it comes to the whole adult coloring books is this–

Is it really about coloring?

Or is it about spiritual hosts of wickedness sneaking mandalas into our homes and into our subconscious minds?

Is it really about recreation or is it New Age evangelism?

I can color all I want.

But if I do, I am going to get a big fat coloring book of Bible stories.

It isn’t so trendy and cool, but at least it is honest.

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*I am not endorsing beer either; I don’t drink alcohol.

Although I am sure many people think beer is more relaxing than a coloring book.

(This meme was just a joke) 

I guess it all comes down to what do you want to practice?

Is it really about coloring pictures?

Would you be willing to stop coloring the mandalas?

I don’t think my friend sinned by getting a coloring book.

I don’t think my friends know that mandalas are “sacred objects” of other religions; that means they are off limits to solid Christians.

You wouldn’t color pentagrams would you? Upside down crosses? Swastikas?

No–Because you KNOW what they are.

I just want to help get the word out.

But in the end, I am sure that many people will accept it like they did yoga.

God Bless.

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12

For More Information:

Meditation: Pathway to Wellness or Doorway to the Occult, by Ray Yungen

 

 

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Baphomet Rising–Bruce Jenner’s Transformation into an Androgynous Olympian

I was not planning at all to write about Bruce Jenner’s gender transition. The week it came about, we were so bombarded by his image as a woman that it was just overkill. It was totally overwhelming and everyone was talking about it, I didn’t want to be another voice blabbing about what was going on. Especially since that family is just crazy anyways. I figured it was just a publicity stunt, by a bunch of media [prostitutes] who seem to enjoy normalizing evil.

However, about a half an hour ago I saw the famous Vanity Fair image again, and it sent shivers down my spine. I literally looked into his eyes and felt evil coming out of the image.

For those of you who just rolled your eyes at my last sentence, you might want to step away from this article now, because I will only sound more crazy as I continue.

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Now I am going ramble a bit, and give you a little bit of opinion mixed in with the known facts. You don’t need to believe what I am saying, or agree with my opinion. I just wanted to add my point of view to this conversation. Please feel free to share your opinions with me as well.

I believe that this Bruce Jenner media explosion is a planned occult tribute to a false god/demonic spirit that seems to be very popular in these last days. I don’t want to get too conspiratorial here, but honestly there are a couple reasons that I think this could be an actual conspiracy going on here (if not in the seen world, at least in the unseen world).

1.) The Timing Seems Planned– Bruce Jenner’s “Call Me Caitlyn” issue was released June 2015. And it just so happens that during this same time CBS was announcing that they had a house guest on the show “Big Brother” that is transgender.

Audry Middleton, Big Brother's first transgender house guest. June 2015. Image from People Magazine.

Audry Middleton, Big Brother’s first transgender house guest. June 2015. Image from People Magazine.

CBS reality competition will welcome its first transgender houseguest.

Audrey Middleton – a digital media consultant from Villa Rica, Georgia – is a self-described “Big Brother super-fan” who plans to “make bold moves” while competing in the house. (People)

In an article from People magazine we learn that Audrey will announce to the other house guests during the first episode that she is transgender. The article goes on to mention Audrey’s hobbies which happen to include astrology and tarot cards.

“I do believe in being able to tap into the unconscious and revealing a perspective that you can’t necessarily see as clearly with all the conscious ‘brain chatter,’ ” she says . . . I actually found a nerdy online format of the show Survivor that was created by a fan and participated in it for two months,” she says. “Astrology was a major part of my strategy. I chose to use astrology because it’s an ice-breaker and no one is threatened by it because most people don’t believe in its legitimacy. So I did a chart for each person, and leveraged moves based on each person’s astrological ego and won.” (People)

I find this occult affinity striking and I will get into this more a little later, but it is interesting to me that this transgender flagship also just happens to be promoting astrology and tarot.

I believe that the timing of this is not a coincidence. This was a media stunt that has been planned for a long time. And Audrey and Bruce were able to essentially hold hands and walk into the spotlight together.

But why? In the 90’s Ricki Lake capitalized on the Drag Queen Scene, but she didn’t at all feel the need to normalize the behavior. She made money off the scandal. She turned it into a freak show. Why do we now in June 2015 have this strong campaign from EVERY media outlet, that we need to take this behavior seriously, honor it, protect it, and advocate for it?

2.) The Family Guy Told Us This Was The Plan, Six Years Ago– The second thing that makes me think there is something conspiratorial about this campaign, is this clip I saw from The Family Guy. This video was aired six years ago, and it said that Bruce Jenner was a woman. Does this mean that this was the plan all along? How long were they planning this? Before Kim’s sex tape? Who knows! I just want to warn you that this video contains language that I do not enjoy or consider entertaining. I do not watch The Family Guy; that show is trash.

This clip says that Bruce Jenner is a woman. This is not the first time The Family Guy has seemed to indicate events before they take place. Here is another article that I wrote about The Family Guy and their premonitions–

Boston Marathon, Family Guy Conspiracy??? I Don’t Know The Truth. . . God Knows. God Will Judge. UPDATED

I have to say that I was very shocked when I saw the clip above. It was a huge red flag for me that this was a planned form of psychological media abuse on the people of our country. It makes me angry that they get away with this.

3.) He Chose The Name Caitlyn– The famous line written across his barren corseted “womb”–“Call me Caitlyn.” He isn’t telling us who he THINKS he is; he is in three words commanding the world to call him by this name. In fact, Siri won’t even call him Bruce anymore. She says his name is Caitlyn. The entire world has been left out of this conversation. We have no input. He is now Caitlyn.

But the name Caitlyn. Like I said about a half an hour ago (probably an hour by now) I got shivers looking at the image, so I decided to look up the meaning of the name Caitlyn. I thought to myself that he picked that name out of every other name on the planet, I wonder if it means something?

It does.

Caitlyn means pure.

BAM!

About the name Caitlyn
The meaning of the name Caitlyn: Pure
The origin of the name Caitlyn: Irish
Alternate spellings: Kaitlynn
Notes: American spelling of Irish name, Caitlin. Pronounced “Cotch-LEEN” in Irish or “KATE-lin” in English. Caitlyn Jenner, US Olympic Athlete and reality TV star.

 

According to Wikipedia the name Caitlyn also means pure, but they add that in Gaelic it also means torture. Interesting.

It immediately reminded me of the irony of Jezebel. Did you know Jezebel’s name means chaste? It is essentially the same thing.

Pure. Chaste. Ironic.

Jezebel No. 1

The Woman Who Was a She-Devil

Scripture References1 Kings 16:31; 18:4-19; 19:1, 2; 21:5-25; 2 Kings 9

Name Meaning—This heartless woman with a bloody history belied the name she bore, for Jezebel means, “chaste, free from carnal connection”; but by nature she was a most licentious woman. She was a voluptuary, with all the tawdry arts of a wanton woman. Thus no name could have been more inappropriate for such a despised female. (biblegateway)

There used to be a day that a woman in lingerie on the cover of a magazine was licentious.

But now, not only do you have a man, tucking his genitals, in female lingerie, on the cover of one of the most influential magazines in the world–you have him saying, “Call me pure.”

imagesAnd what did the world do? They called him pure!

They cried with him while he opened his heart to Diane Sawyer.

They cheered for him!

They called him a hero.

Obama tweeted his support.

But the Bible says that it is not pure. It is an abomination.

“The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.” Deuteronomy 22:5

4.) There Just Happens To Be a Spirit of Androgyny– The fourth thing that bothers me is the connection to Baphomet. Baphomet is a horned god that has been connected to occult worship since the 14th Century. To me he looks like a goat-man with breasts. He is both male and female.

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An image of Baphomet, created by Eliphas Levi. 19th Century.

He is the spirit of transgender. Even though Baphomet was popularized in the modern era, by occultists like Eliphas Levi and Aliester Crowley, his roots go back to ancient civilizations that worshiped similar demons named Pan, and the Goat of Mendes. However, to occultists they believe that Baphomet is the Biblical Devil.

Below this figure we read a frank and simple inscription — THE DEVIL. Yes, we confront here that phantom of all terrors, the dragon of the all theogenies, the Ahriman of the Persians, the Typhon of the Egyptians, the Python of the Greeks, the old serpent of the Hebrews, the fantastic monster, the nightmare, the Croquemitaine, the gargoyle, the great beast of the Middle Ages, and — worse than all these — the Baphomet of the Templars, the bearded idol of the alchemist, the obscene deity of Mendes, the goat of the Sabbath. The frontispiece to this ‘Ritual’ reproduces the exact figure of the terrible emperor of night, with all his attributes and all his characters…. Yes, in our profound conviction, the Grand Masters of the Order of Templars worshipped the Baphomet, and caused it to be worshipped by their initiates; yes, there existed in the past, and there may be still in the present, assemblies which are presided over by this figure, seated on a throne and having a flaming torch between the horns. But the adorers of this sign do not consider, as do we, that it is a representation of the devil; on the contrary, for them it is that of the god Pan . . .” (Eliphas Levi, Dogme et Rituel). 

In fact, the early tarot card images of “The Devil” card, were just like images of Baphomet. That is why I found it so interesting that People magazine was bringing up Tarot cards with Audrey’s transgender awareness opportunity.

Aleister Crowley, who is the most famous satanist on the planet. A man more evil than Anton LaVey, also said that Baphomet was Satan of the Bible, and he is androgynous.

The Devil does not exist. It is a false name invented by the Black Brothers to imply a Unity in their ignorant muddle of dispersions. A devil who had unity would be a God… ‘The Devil’ is, historically, the God of any people that one personally dislikes… This serpent, SATAN, is not the enemy of Man, but He who made Gods of our race, knowing Good and Evil; He bade ‘Know Thyself!’ and taught Initiation. He is ‘The Devil’ of the Book of Thoth, and His emblem is BAPHOMET, the Androgyne who is the hieroglyph of arcane perfection… He is therefore Life, and Love. But moreover his letter is ayin, the Eye, so that he is Light; and his Zodiacal image is Capricornus, that leaping goat whose attribute is Liberty. (Aleister Crowley, Magick, Book 4).

Notice there is a connection between this spirit, and the devil, and tarot, and astrology.

Now, I am not the first person to notice this. When I was looking for the quotes above I saw that other websites connect Bruce to Baphomet. I just want to say that I didn’t get the idea from them. I am not regurgitating what I read on some conspiracy site. I do agree with that connection, but I came up with it on my own, separately.

So why do I think Baphomet connects to Bruce Jenner? Well, you totally don’t have to agree with me, but I think that because he is an Olympian. The word Olympian may loose it’s affect when it is used so often just to mean a superior athlete.  But look at the definition.

Olympian

(əˈlɪmpɪən)

adj

1. (Classical Myth & Legend) of or relating to Mount Olympus or to the classical Greek gods
2. majestic or godlike in manner or bearing
3. superior to mundane considerations, esp when impractical
4. (Historical Terms) of or relating to ancient Olympia or its inhabitants

n

5. (Classical Myth & Legend) a god of Olympus
6. (Historical Terms) an inhabitant or native of ancient Olympia
7. (General Sporting Terms) US a competitor in the Olympic Games 
 (FreeDictionary.com)

That word is so symbolic. The name caries with it godlike connotations.  The title means you are like a god, a hero. Well Bruce is one that says he is both male and female.

I seriously think this is some sort of tribute to a demonic spirit. The world is raising up a literal, living breathing IDOL to worship.

No one cared about this guy before.

He was a cuckold.

But now, he is a hero.

A hero who teaches society to “know yourself” and “do what thou wilt.”

 

Like Crowley said, “He bade ‘Know Thyself!'” And what does Bruce say?

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Bruce says, “I’m so happy after such a long struggle to be living my true self.” He is promoting this same philosophy. The first law of Satanism is “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.” Do whatever you want. Live for your true self.

And we ignored the satanists, didn’t we. In the 70’s and 80’s when Ozzy Osbourne was biting off bats heads it was shock and show–“Did you see that?” When we listened to Led Zepplin’s Stairway to Heaven backwards, and heard “My sweet Satan” we got goosebumps and giggled. We didn’t interview them on TV and give them hero awards. The media has always hidden it. Sure there have been secretly satanic celebrities that have given influential speeches to influence society. It has happened for decades. It happens every year at the Grammy’s.

We have always had our human idols, dressed like Goddesses of promiscuity and witchcraft. I could name them. You could too.

Well now we have a god/goddess of androgyny. He has two names. Baal and Asherah. Bruce and Caitlyn.

Why does Bruce say he coming out so boldly? Not for his own personal freedom to be who he wants, but to influence the youth to feel free to follow him bravely.

“I can take it. But the reality is for the thousands of kids out there coming to terms with who they are, they shouldn’t have to take it. So for the people out there wondering what this is all about, whether it’s about courage or publicity, it’s about what happens from here. It’s not just about one person. It’s about thousands of people. It’s not just about me, it’s about all of us accepting one another.”

He is right. It ISN’T just about him. It is about the kids. It is about the future. In 2011 7 year old Bobby Montoya became one of the first transgender boys to be welcomed into the Girl Scouts (Huffington Post).

So if this was planned all along, who planned it? Some people think that it was the illuminati. Some people think that it was the LGBT. Some people think it may be people just trying to get rich by selling magazines. Who knows.

I wrote about the significance of names above. I happened to look up Bruce’s last name, which isn’t that significant because it isn’t like he chose it. But I find it chuckle-worthy that Jenner means someone who contrives things.

Jenner Name Meaning. English (chiefly Kent and Sussex): occupational name for a designer or engineer, from a Middle English reduced form of Old French engineor ‘contriver’ (a derivative of engaigne ‘cunning’, ‘ingenuity’, ‘stratagem’, ‘device’). (Ancestry.com)

I believe that it was planned strategically, but I don’t have all the answers. I have no proof of who did it.

But I do know that the enemy is behind it.

There is a spiritual plan of the ages. There is a puppet master. And there are the puppets.

We are just watching the puppet show.

And while the world is waiting for their god the devil to rise up and be honored, we are waiting for our King to come back and make war with him.

It is all just a sign that the Lord’s return is at hand.

I want to make sure I show allegiance to the proper King, Jesus Christ.

Jude 20-25

Maintain Your Life with God

But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.

And on some have compassion, making a distinction; but others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire, hating even the garment defiled by the flesh.

Glory to God

 Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling,
And to present you faultless
Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy,
To God our Savior,
Who alone is wise,
Be glory and majesty,
Dominion and power,
Both now and forever.
Amen.

*Disclaimer–I want to mention I am aware that thousands of babies are born every year with genetic conditions that make gender difficult to determine. These individuals  must take part in deciding their gender identity. Many of them have both, male and female parts externally. Some are chromosomal females, but external males (or vice versa). These are biological genetic conditions and these incidents cannot be helped. Bruce Jenner is not one of these individuals.

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Young Living and Do Terra Essential Oils — New Age and Occult Multi-level Marteting in the Church

“You must not do as they do in Egypt, where you used to live, and you must not do as they do in the land of Canaan, where I am bringing you. Do not follow their practices.”

Leviticus 18:22

Since the beginning of time people have been using oils for medicinal and spiritual purposes. In fact, Ancient Egypt is known for its mystical wisdom in oils. This is nothing new. There is nothing good or evil about oil. It is an object. It is natural, just like cannabis or crystals. The problem is always in HOW men try to use it.

I have noticed a sudden and alarming trend of Christian women promoting essential oils for medicinal purposes. I am all for natural remedies. If chicken soup can make you better, cook it, eat it, enjoy it! But some of these companies have very serious new age and occult connections.

Before I go on, I want to just state that before I became a believer I dabbled in the occult. So I am aware that Wiccans and Pagans have been using oils all along. I am very sensitive when I see promotional descriptions and practices that incorporate pagan beliefs, listed in the oil catalogs being passed around my Facebook newsfeed.

In fact, you can’t even sneeze at my church without some woman pulling out her portable oil kit for a quick blend that she wants to rub on you to ward off your sneezes. Some of these precious women are quite obsessed. I have never seen this level of enthusiasm with Pampered Chef!

Before I go on, I will say that there are oils that I have used. I have used Tea Tree oil for fungal infections and Pepermint oil on my chest during bronchitis. These oils have been used by our grandmas the same way. It isn’t anything new.

BUT, the way Young Living and some of these other companies market their oils is plain old witchcraft.

It is deceiving too, because Young Living has a DVD that they sell called, “Twelve Oils of Ancient Scripture” that you can buy along with a kit of those twelve oils (for three hundred dollars). They are acting like the fact that Jesus was given Frankinsense and Myrhh means that all of their practices are fully Biblical.

But they aren’t.

I will prove it.

Gary Young is the founder of Young Living oils and he is a “professing” Christian. You can find him discussing the twelve oils of Scripture at a website called BiospiritualEnergyHealing.com. In this article, Young talks about the Third Eye being opened by the use of essential oils. This is also referred to by the Pineal Gland. This is not a Christian belief. It isn’t even a scientific belief. It is only a pagan belief.

 “Many people have said that we communicate to our Father through the pineal gland. I have not found documentation on that, so I don’t know that it is a correct statement, but I do believe when you have a spiritual experience you get this warm, burning, fuzzy feeling in your bosom. The chemical that creates that warm fuzzy feeling in your bosom is secreted from the pineal gland, and that may be the reason we are told by some scientists that the pineal gland is responsible for that communication. Very special” (Young).

This is so totally New Age and demonic. He says this in the section called “Increasing Spiritual Communication.” Well, if he was actually communicating with the God of the Bible, because this oil opened his third eye, then why is he spouting demonic lies and not Biblical truth?

He goes on to advise,

“Let me share this with you–if you want to have a beautiful experience, take three drops of Cedarwood and mix it with six drops of Sandalwood and one drop of Cassia–then go into that sacred, quiet space and put this on and do your prayers and your meditations, and when you regain consciousness, write down what you remember. It will be a beautiful experience for you.” (Young)

Regain consciousness? What kind of experience is this? Usually when I pray, and have a good time with the Lord I am not in an altered state of consciousness. This is so occult.

If you go to Young Living’s website you can easily find the page dedicated to their oil blends. This is where we can easily see the truth behind this company.

To really understand where I am going, you need to understand what this type of witchcraft is. I am sure you have all heard the word potion before. And maybe in a Bible Study you have heard the word for sorcery in Greek is Pharmakeia (Strongs Greek 5331). These words refer to medicines or drugs that are combined together to accomplish a physical or spiritual intention. It is a potion.

This is exactly how witches have been using oils, way before Christians got involved. And this is exactly how Young Living is openly marketing their oils.

Young Livings “oil blends” are blatant potions.

3300Look at the one they call “Abundance”–here is the description:

“Abundance™ is created to enhance the frequency of the harmonic magnetic energy field that surrounds us. This higher frequency creates what is called “the law of attraction,” which refers to the things we attract to ourselves. Abundance opens us to a wealth of possibilities.”

download (2)This is so satanic. In fact, they even use the phrase “law of attraction” which is the whole basis for the occult book The Secret. The Berean Call ministry says,  “The Secret is not a secret at all, but recycled Hinduism, shamanism, and New Age folly. One of many huge lies is its claim: “You create your own reality with your mind.” This was the serpent’s false promise to Eve–the promise of godhood”  (The Secret Seduction)

3330Another occult oil blend offered by Young Living is “Dream Catcher”– here is the description:

“Dream Catcher™ is an exotic formula designed to enhance the process of dreaming and visualization. The ability to hold onto your dreams – positive dreams that move you forward emotionally and spiritually – can lead to a greater ability to realize your desires and stay on the path of fulfillment. Dream Catcher also protects against negative dreams that may cloud your vision.”

An OIL can enhance visualization, and spiritual dreams? This is not a medicine. This is a potion. This is occult.

“Trauma Live” says it is:

“a calming, grounding blend of therapeutic-grade essential oils formulated to help release buried emotional trauma resulting from accidents, neglect, the death of a loved one, assault, or abuse. Left unchecked, emotionally draining episodes may be at the root of fatigue, anger, and restlessness.”

“Inspiriation” helps you connect spiritualy, just like pagans did!—

“Inspiration™ includes oils traditionally used by the native peoples of Arabia, India, and North America for enhancing spirituality, prayer, meditation, and inner awareness. It creates an aromatic sanctuary for those seeking quiet meditation and spirituality.”

Another oil that combines paganism with pseudo science —

“Australian Blue™ is a powerful, aromatic essence that unites ancient aboriginal wisdom with today’s scientific knowledge about essential oils to uplift and inspire the mind and heart. This exotic essential oil blend has sweet, earthy undertones responsible for its calming and stabilizing effects.”

And “Aroma Life” helps your life force, or vital energy (chakra) —

“Aroma Life™ combines the harmonizing effects of ylang ylang with known powerhouses cypress, helichrysum, and marjoram. Pulsing with life, this vibrant blend energizes your life force. It is best applied over heart energy – front and/or back.”

Uhm, yeah. Your life force is a New Age occult word for psychic energy. Another word for this is Chi or Prana. Hindus believe in this. It is totally new age. I don’t want to rub oil on me that will affect any creepy energy in me! No thank you!

If you click on the “Balance” page you will see them discuss this life force a little more:

“The world moves at a blistering pace. Rediscover tranquility when you slow down and seek out the small moments of bliss that keep spiritual and emotional wellness in balance.

Tap into your own vital life energy with pure essential oils and blends formulated for their ability to promote inner peace and emotional well-being. Our Balance products can guide you to your spiritual and emotional center, helping you live fully in the present moment.”

Here is the description for the oil called “Friends”—

“A social circle, comprised of both friends and acquaintances, is vital to our well-being. It is valuable to expand and improve your friend base as you pursue a life in Oola.

The INFUSED Friends™ Inspired by Oola essential oil blend has been specially formulated to bring harmonic balance to the energy centers of the body, which encourages feelings of self-worth, empowerment, confidence, and awareness.

Friends affirmation: I am blessed with empowering, healthy relationships.

Part of the INFUSED 7 kit which includes the Inspired by Oola® essential oil blends: Faith™, Fitness™, Finance™, Friends™, Family™, Field™, and Fun™

“Sensation” is for sex, “Slique” is for thinness, “Abundance” is for money, “Release” helps you deal with repressed anger, “Present Time” helps you move on from the past, “Calming” helps your kids behave, “Motivation” helps you get things accomplished, “Longevity” helps you look younger, “Common Sense” helps you make good decisions, and “Valor” helps support your energy alignment in your body, or your Chi.

This is insane.

And I have Christian friends that want me to come to their house on a Saturday for an oil party. Where they will try to persuade me to spend HUNDREDS of dollars on these oils! But who doesn’t want happiness, money, beauty, and health? Who doesn’t want to deal with anger, with just a simple dab of oil? It is so seductive! And it smells good!

And then I am told that if I want to get the oils even cheaper, I can become a representative too! And I can give my own parties, and tell other people that these oils have miraculous powers!

DoTerra is another popular company. I think it is actually more popular with the people I know. It seems to have a less New Agey feel to it. But it still offers oil blends that promise health, peace, beauty, thinness, balance, and mental clarity. It just does it in a trendier and more “mainstream” way. It is popular in upper middle class young families. That is who they primarily market to.

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A picture of a concerned mother rubbing DoTerra on a sick child.

Most of the young moms at our church get sucked into these oils as a way to safely treat their sick children. Instead of going to the doctors, just rub an oil blend on a sick child and they will be better in hours. I can’t tell you how many times I have read this online. Who doesn’t want to make their sick children feel better?

A few months back I was invited to a DoTerra oil party. The invitation listed some special services that would be available at the party. Reflexology–which is a great foot massage, combined with psychic energy healing. As well as “Zyto Scans” which proport to diagnose/not diagnose you with a biochemical report on what oils you need to buy. You just put your hand on a planchette (cough cough)– I mean sensor and it reads your energy. Then it tells you how much stuff you need to buy! At the very least it is a scam, at the worst it is occult.

These zyto scans and essential oil companies want you to believe what they are saying, but they conveniently put this disclaimer at the bottom of all thier materials:

“*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.”

But buy our stuff anyway!

Now here is some information “From the Witches Cupboard” on how oils can be used as potions.

Spiritual Oils can be used in a vast number of ways. Your oils can be one of the most important tools in your ritual space. Candles, crystals, amulets, talismans and other charms may be anointed with Spiritual Oils and this is really a great way to turn simple mundane items into items of magickal power and energy as well as charge already magickally empowered ritual tools.

Ritual Witchcraft Oils can also be used to anoint the body. If you are using an Oil to use for this purpose, be sure that the oil is skin safe. Some essential oils, such as cinnamon and clove, can cause a severe reaction to the skin and should really be used quite sparingly. Spiritual Oils that are applied to the body bring the wearer the energies of the oil, so a Power Oil will give you give you a boost up, a Courage Oil will give you strength and bravery in the face of your fears and adversaries, and a Blessing Oil will convey the grace of the Goddess upon yourself and your ventures. (SpiritualSpells.com)

So it seems pretty similar to what we have just been reading.

In fact, if you go to a pagan oil dealer you will find oil blends for sale that have the same claims that Young Living and DoTerra have. Check out the Organic Witch.

“Nothin’ Says Lovin’ Like Somethin’ from the Coven!

Greetings! This lens is a part of my Witchcrafts, Magic & Spells series. I have covered the basics of what magic is (and isn’t), as well as how it works. I have also, in this series, given a guide to common tools associated with modern Witchcraft. Now, we move on to some of my favorite spell components…oils and herbs.

All things in nature are imbued with specific magical properties and associations. By choosing the right ingredients, you will lend the appropriate energies to your spells and recipes that will align with your intent.

Witchcraft is both an art and a science, that requires study and knowledge, and lots of practice to become adept. As you begin to create your own spells, recipes for oils, potions and brews, you will find this guide very handy for your research.” (Witch Crafts: Guide to Oils and Herbs).

Now if you think that these oil companies are not using psychic energy to charge their oils go ahead and read what Gary Young from Young Living oils has to say about it:

Sharing Oil Energy Connections

Let me share a concept that we are going to get into later this week. You hold the oil in your hand and project your thoughts–whether you actually hold that oil and give it a blessing. To me, it isn’t the focalness of what you are saying that determines whether that oil has been blessed for that purpose, but the fact that you have directed your energy into that substance. That is what enhances the substance to do more and go further than it would ordinarily.

That is an area where people say, “ooh–now we are getting out in left field here. This is starting to sound like voodoo medicine.” Believe me, if anyone has that feeling, write it down! Before class is over, I am going to show you scientifically how that works. It’s very frustrating for me at times when I talk to people about prayer or meditation or focusing thought without words and making things happen. We are so programmed to think..”Oh, you can’t possibly do that..that’s the workings of the devil.”

All That is Good Comes of God

Somewhere in Galatians it says, “All things that are good are of me.” Write that down and keep that in mind.. “All things that are good are of me.” Go look it up. That will do you more good than me doing it for you. It’s there. “All things that are worthy or of good report..” It’s a beautiful scripture. When somebody starts to criticize you about what you are sharing with them and saying these are the workings of the devil, just pull out that scripture and read it to them. If they are an atheist, it won’t do you much good–and that is when you just stomp on their toe! Tell them if they had more faith, their toe would heal quicker! (12 Oils of the Bible, Gary Young)

Gary Young is practicing witchcraft.

Young Living oils are part of a demonic invasion in the church. Christian women are selling this stuff, believing this stuff, and rubbing it all over their precious babies at bedtime.

Like I said, these practices are not at all Biblical.

I have proved it.

Not only is Gary Young practicing witchcraft, but he has a really shady personal history. According to Dr. Eva Briggs,

“By the early 1980’s Young had moved to Spokane, Washington. Although he lacked any training in medicine, obstetrics, or midwifery, he insisted on delivering his first wife’s baby underwater in a whirlpool bath. He left the healthy baby under water for an hour. The otherwise normal healthy infant drowned. Young claims that he subsequently operated a clinic in Mexico that treated cancer patients with laetrile. Laetrile is a useless and dangerous drug that can harm or kill people because it forms cyanide in the body. It is illegal, and it is something of which Young should be ashamed, rather than proud. From Mexico, Young moved to California and opened a clinic offering supposed treatments for cancer and other illnesses. He claimed falsely at that time to be an M.D. He was arrested in California in 1988 for a variety of charges related to the sale of ineffective and worthless medical treatments. Young then returned to the Spokane area. He was arrested on January 10, 1994 for assaulting several family members with an axe. This behavior is from a man who claims to be deeply religious and spiritual. And what about Young’s claims to be an N.D., or naturopathic doctor? They are false. His “degree” is a worthless piece of paper purchased from a notorious diploma mill called Bernadean University. With this worthless credential, Young has NEVER been licensed to practice naturopathy in Utah or any place else.” (The Real Story of Gary Young and Young Living Essential Oils)

That is scary. And yet people will pay three hundred dollars for the 12 oils of the Bible and a DVD telling you that this stuff is legit, all while telling you to use your psychic energy to enhance the oils.

This is insanity.

But it has conned a bunch of godly that women I love.

I don’t think a day goes by that I don’t see one of my friends promoting another oil party, or raindrop technique, or miracle oil occurrence.

Before you think I am saying that it is wrong to put Mentholatum on your chest when you have the flu. I am not. But I would ask you to consider, if you are involved with these companies, if you think it is good or evil to promote a company that is involved in New Age and occult practices.

I would ask you to consider if you think it is okay to have in your home an oil blend that is supposed to affect you spiritually.

I personally, would choose to throw away all oil blends that promise me money, visualization, life energy, peace, etc. The list goes on. That is witchcraft and I will have nothing to do with witchcraft under my roof. The same way I would not have a satanic album in my CD collection (a compact disc is not evil, but the music is). The same way I won’t have a Ouija board in my house (a cardboard game is not evil, but divination is).

Does that make sense?

I would have nothing to do with companies that I think are trying to bring parties where reflexology and zyto scans are being used to condition people to accept energy healing, and spend copious amounts of money on false promises.

Please pray about your involvement with essential oils. Please pray over your family.

In fact, if you have any of the ailments that these oil blends seem to address I think your best bet is prayer–and a bonus is, prayer is free.

God bless you!!!

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It Is Time For Judgment To Begin With God’s Household–My Thoughts on Gay Marriage, Josh Duggar, and Hurting Sheep

For it is time for judgment to begin with God’s household; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God?

1 Peter 4:17

I haven’t written in a while, and I am not sure what this post will turn into, or if I will even publish it. I just want to get my thoughts out. I want to see what the Word of God might say, and if there is any exhortation and encouragement that will bubble to the surface.

I guess, what the Lord is telling me recently is that I need to prepare. I don’t know what for, but He has spoken to me that I need to get my priorities in order. I have been focusing on those things more and more, and especially in these last three weeks.

He has also been impressing on me to purify my heart, and be even more obedient to His Holy Word.

It is so easy to get distracted and discouraged. Like the psalmist I have seen mean people prosper, and I have felt the injustice. I have asked in my heart, is my way passed over by the Lord?

Why do you say, O Jacob, and complain, O Israel, “My way is hidden from the LORD; my cause is disregarded by my God”? Isaiah 40:28

I mean of course it is not! I know that. But there are times when I have scratched my head and wondered what is going on.

I went through a season where Psalm 73 actually took on personal meaning:

But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled;
My steps had nearly slipped.
For I was envious of the boastful,
When I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

For there are no pangs in their death,
But their strength is firm.
They are not in trouble as other men,
Nor are they plagued like other men.
Therefore pride serves as their necklace;
Violence covers them like a garment.
Their eyes bulge with abundance;
They have more than heart could wish.
They scoff and speak wickedly concerning oppression;
They speak loftily.
They set their mouth against the heavens,
And their tongue walks through the earth.

It guess I always read it, as if they Psalmist was talking about those OUTSIDE the faith. I never related to it, because I don’t want to go back to the old life.

It takes on new meaning when you see it apply to those who call themselves brothers. 

I have seen so many Christians hurt by these so called brothers, in church leadership.

There was no accountability.

No rescue for the helpless.

Just injustice.

And the brothers continue to prosper; they hide behind their reputation.

It stumbled me.

Leaders in the church, biting and devouring the sheep.

“Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of My pasture!” says the Lord. Therefore thus says the Lord God of Israel against the shepherds who feed My people: “You have scattered My flock, driven them away, and not attended to them.”

Jeremiah 23:1-2

“Why Lord? Why don’t You correct them? Why don’t You fix them? Why don’t You /judge/ them, maybe? Don’t You see Your injured sheep? Why do they get away with everything?”

Surely I have cleansed my heart in vain,
And washed my hands in innocence.
For all day long I have been plagued,
And chastened every morning.

Discouragement seeps in. Why do I even bother? Why do I even care? Why do I even try? Why do I even pray for them? /reality/

But the Lord, tells me to read on . . .

If I had said, “I will speak thus,”
Behold, I would have been untrue to the generation of Your children.
When I thought how to understand this,
It was too painful for me—
Until I went into the sanctuary of God;
Then I understood their end.

Surely You set them in slippery places;
You cast them down to destruction.
Oh, how they are brought to desolation, as in a moment!
They are utterly consumed with terrors.
As a dream when one awakes,
So, Lord, when You awake,
You shall despise their image.

Thus my heart was grieved,
And I was vexed in my mind.
I was so foolish and ignorant;
I was like a beast before You.
Nevertheless I am continually with You;
You hold me by my right hand.
You will guide me with Your counsel,
And afterward receive me to glory.

Whom have I in heaven but You?
And there is none upon earth that I desire besides You.
My flesh and my heart fail;
But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

For indeed, those who are far from You shall perish;
You have destroyed all those who desert You for harlotry.
But it is good for me to draw near to God;
I have put my trust in the Lord GOD,
That I may declare all Your works.

The Lord is coming.

He is a righteous judge.

He will reward each one according to their works.

He sees.

He sees MORE than I see.

He sees the heart.

He sees my heart.

He sees MORE of my heart than I do.

And when He shows it to me, I need to respond with obedience to Him.

“As for you, follow Me.”–John 21:22

Repent

I want to turn my eyes from all the distractions, inside the church.

I want to turn my eyes from all the distractions, outside the church.

I want to follow Jesus.

I want to work out my salvation with fear and trembling.

I want to look to Jesus, the author and FINISHER of my faith.

I want to be one who does not just hear the WORD, but does what it says.

I want to be one who does the will of my Father in heaven.

I want to be one that Jesus KNOWS.

I want to have my things together, and be ready to go.

There will be tares in that Day.

I don’t want to be numbered among them.

There will be those who say “Lord, Lord! Don’t you know me?”

There will be a Day when the Lord divides the sheep from the goats.

I need to draw closer and closer to the Lord as that Day approaches.

Prepare

Christians are angry that the nation passed the Gay Marriage law.

The sky may indeed fall.

But I think that we need to use this time to focus on ourselves.

What sin do I tolerate IN MY HEART?

We can’t choose Jesus for anyone but ourselves.

We may be persecuted for our stance on gay marriage.

But before that even happens, let’s clean house.

Let’s say NO to the immorality inside of us.

Because I know that there are many heterosexuals sitting in churches every week tolerating pornography, unclean thoughts, adulteries, idolatries, hatred, outbursts of wrath, drunkenness, etc.

Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God?

Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.  

And such were some of you.

But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God. 

1 Corinthians 6:9-11

We WERE these things.

But we should not still BE these things.

We should have been WASHED, SANCTIFIED and JUSTIFIED.

The Holy Spirit makes us new. He helps us.

We should not still be these things.

And may God help us if we are deceived, thinking we are okay, when we are not.

We have time, right now.

We still have this moment to repent.

WE need to take the speck out of our own eyes, so we can help others.

We need to purify our own minds, so we can be vessels of honor.

The Lord desires obedience.

The Lord desires holiness.

The Lord desires our love.

“For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments.

And his commandments are not burdensome.” 1 John 5:3

Purify

Let’s be washed.

The WORLD sees a dirty church.

They see a church of self-righteous snobs.

They see a church that DEFENDED a child molester three weeks ago.

But is ANGRY at a couple of people, who don’t BELIEVE in Jesus, that want to follow their own different desires.

The world may support gay marriage, but at least they agree that it is wrong to molest a child.

But if you are a /famous/ Christian, we say, “It was a mistake, Jesus forgives.”

I don’t want to be like that.

I don’t want to minimize the sin in the church. We need to call it out and learn from it.

We need to make an example of what happens when people in the church commit crimes.

It should be a warning, not a pride parade.

I saw an article saying that Josh Duggar is a hero! It says that not only is he a hero, because we now know he molested 5 girls, but he is the BEST type of hero because he is a “broken hero.” So when we find sin in the camp, we pick up the criminal, carry him on our shoulders and add his name to the list of heroes in Hebrews 11?

Christians say we have to ignore it, because if we speak against this tragedy we are throwing stones. But no one is trying to kill Josh!

The church needs to stand up for victims of abuse and say, “Hey! It happens even in what we would think are the most perfect of families! What should we do to protect other kids from this? How can we raise awareness?”

That didn’t happen.

Like a dysfunctional family, Christians publicly dismissed this scandal and shamed anyone who thought this was horrible, for “not understanding the gospel of grace.”

Jesus died to pay the punishment for our sins.

This actually means that He hated that sin enough that He thought someone should die to atone for it.

It doesn’t mean that He thinks it is just a mistake, and we all make mistakes, just hide it. 

He hates it.

I don’t want to be like the Duggars– who condemn the sins of non-Christians, and add human rules to Biblical teaching to create a long skirted, patriarchal, “Super-Christianity,” all while hiding sin /crime/ so grievous that even Non-Christians are disgusted by it /child sex abuse/.

Yes, gay marriage is wrong.

But we need to clean up our own house.

We need to start taking a stand against ALL sexual immorality, even the stuff we think isn’t AS BAD— premarital sex, pornography, lust . . . and as far as I can tell, I guess Christians now are ready to minimize pedophilia . . . Who would have thought?

We have a form of godliness . . . but we are denying it’s power.

Let’s stop pretending we are better than the world, when we are hiding the truth.

We have our own hidden sins.

We need to deal harshly with ourselves, before we scold the world.

We are children of God, and we know better.

The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” Matthew 24:50-51

It is time to get our house in order.

The Master is coming.

 For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God? Now

“If the righteous one is scarcely saved,
Where will the ungodly and the sinner appear?

1 Peter 4:17-18

 

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Brian Head Welch and Todd Bentley–Calvary Chapel says, “He’s Not Backing Those Dudes”–Really?

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This blog is just an update on something I wrote back in November called, “Calvary Chapel–Is The Church Tolerating the Sin of Balaam and Jezebel.” It was about the ungodliness within the Whosoever movement, and how no one at Calvary Chapel would  answer my question–why are the Whosoevers being allowed to promote wickedness in their evangelistic efforts? During this time there was also a video called “The Whosoevers Exposed” that was being widely circulated. Many people were looking for answers. I was not alone.

Well, on November 14, 2014, Brian Brodersen (senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa) had Ryan Ries on a daily radio show on KWVE, called “Pastor’s Perspective,” to discuss the Whosoever movement, and respond to some of the objections people have to the ministry. You can listen to that program here. Basically, there was a lot of twisting, minimizing, and mocking of our serious concerns. I ended up writing a break down, and commentary of the show called, “My Response to Calvary Chapel’s Pastor’s Perspective on the Whosoever Movement.

Then the hype died down as everyone forgot about what happened, and the dirt was swept under the rug.

No one actually dealt with the issue.

But people forgot about it, and things went back to business as usual.

What can I do? It is frustrating, but life moves on. And this is in the Lord’s hands.

But I want to give a short update on the situation, in case anyone is interested. I watched a shocking video last Friday, which was posted by the Psalm86 channel (YouTube). Her name is S. Walker and her blog is called Reflections From the Wall. She has also written a series called,  “The Fruit of Brian Head Welch.”

Her video is important because one of the things that Brian Brodersen and Ryan Ries said in the interview was that it was okay for Brian Welch to associate with heretical false teachers for two reasons:

1.) They said his associations were OLD. They acted like these connections we see in videos online were from ten years ago. They said he has since matured in the faith.

2.) They said that Brian does not support those ministries. Ryan said, “He’s not backing those dudes.” That he is just a people watcher.

That is not true.

After they told listeners on KWVE that Brian is the real deal Christian who is out there doing the real ministry, Todd Bentley began promoting a conference where he is teaming up with Brian Head Welch.

Todd Bentley is a “minister” who apparently left his disabled wife and three children for his intern, and then decided to stay in ministry. Todd Bentley is a roll on the floor, drunk in the spirit, false teacher. Todd Bentley teaches that God told him to kick a lady in the face to get the Holy Spirit to move, and he did it. He says God tells him to hurt people, and he can share several examples. He is horrible.

If you don’t know who he is, please watch this very short video.

Now here is S. Walkers video:

When I saw this video I was blown away. Not that Brian was teaming up with Todd Bentley, I know that Brian is crazy enough spiritually to do that. What bothered me is that I thought that Calvary Chapel would have probably talked to him about the controversy he is causing, and he would be on his best behavior for a while! But no.

I guess I don’t know what is worse, touring with Korn and Slipknot or ministering with Todd Bentley.

So Ryan lied to us. Brian Brodersen gave him a platform on KWVE and Ryan told us that Brian Head Welch is not backing false teachers. Most of us knew he was; Brian doesn’t hide it. But he is STILL teaming up with false teachers. He was going to minister with a guy that kicks women in the face who are desperate for an experience with God (no matter how fake that experience would be). It is cruel. It is demonic.

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I went to the event website a little bit ago and I see that the event has been cancelled due to scheduling difficulties. But as of January 22 it was still being heavily promoted.

Here is a description of what the plan was going to be:

FFM Healing Center March 6-7 @ 7pm Nightly. This Event Is Limited in Seats and You must Register below!

SPECIAL ENCOUNTER GOD EVENT!

Join us for this amazing “Encounter God” weekend March 6-7 with Special guest Brian “Head” Welch of the band KORN. Brian and Todd Bentley will minister together and Brian will share some of his life experiences and testimony and join Todd in ministry each evening. This is a up close and personal setting to meet and hear for yourself Brian’s amazing story. There will be worship each night with upcoming indie/Alt rock band LUMA lead by Kristen and Travis Estes. Each night there will be healing ministry and Impartation too.

Don’t miss this Special Event at the Fresh Fire Training and Healing Center. YOU MUST REGISTER AS SEATS ARE LIMITED! Direct Link to Register now!

I also want to add another video by S. Walker. In this video you will see Brian Welch in a church group and he is ministering and sharing. He talks about how in church black angel feathers fall on him. And he gets gems from heaven. And all sorts of strange manifestations. These people are wacky. It is another recent connection with false teachers and extreme movements. But Calvary Chapel just softly laughs and then lets their sheep follow this false teacher.

“But what I do, I will also continue to do, that I may cut off the opportunity from those who desire an opportunity to be regarded just as we are in the things of which they boast. For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.”

(2 Corinthians 11:12-15)

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Trials

I have been struggling so much lately. My circumstances and my thoughts. So much of it is just the enemy, but it still wears me out. Like big waves in the ocean. I keep coming up for air and then I get pulled down again. Right now I have fiery darts coming from every different direction. The roaring lion is prowling around my home, and I am worn out.

But I know it is just a season, and if I resist the enemy he will flee from me.

Even if it is just to come back at a more opportune time.

And in all of this, I see my frailty and my humanity and my weakness. I can’t deny it. I am weak. I am tired.

And in all of this, I see my great need for daily salvation.

For the daily forgiveness and for confession.

For communion.

Remembering what He has done for me.

Oh break me Lord.

I need the potters wheel.

I need the Father to hold me and shape me.

And I was sitting here tonight, longing for the Word of God to speak to me exactly where I need it. And I wanted to listen to a Bible study and relax (I am sick). I was thinking how I need to be preached to. I need to hear the gospel. I searched for a David Wilkerson study.

He preaches a true gospel.

Not seeker friendly.

Not accommodating.

The gospel of repentance, obedience, devotion to Christ.

I need that gospel.

I need the truth.

I don’t want my ears tickled.

I don’t want some pastor to tell me that I am doing the best I can, and God understands if I just want to give up and live like normal people for a day (or a week). I don’t want someone to pamper my flesh or to pander to my carnal nature. I don’t want someone to tell me it is okay to just settle. Don’t coddle me; inspire me. Fire me up! I need a drill sergeant to tell me to press into the presence of Christ. I need to train for this war. I need to keep focused.

God says to my heart, “Can a maid forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? yet my people have forgotten me days without number” (Jeremiah 2:32).

I must stay focused!

Sometimes when God wants to get our attention, it hurts /our pride/.

When He reveals our lukewarm or apathetic inner reality.

Our inclinations to just veg out, turn on the TV and /not/ pray about our problems, but ignore them.

Just to ignore the mountain for a bit.

To not have to think.

Oh, Lord forgive me.

Please set me right. Please give me a new heart. Please pray for me Lord, like You prayed for Peter. Please strengthen me to endure these trials. I don’t want some fake positive affirmation of man to hold onto this coming year, I want Your Word and Your Word alone.

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all of your heart. I will be found by you says the LORD, and I will bring you back from your captivity.” Jeremiah 29:11-14

He will be found by me.

I will seek Him.

I will be delivered from this captivity.

He is my Hope.

He is my Refuge.

My Deliverer.

My Salvation.

In the end, all of this will just strengthen my faith. So I can endure more and more, with His massive hand enveloping my own.

“For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.” Hebrews 10:36

I am sure that the Lord is just preparing us for the evil days ahead.

“My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials,  knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” James 1:2-4

Here is the study I was listening to tonight:

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