Don’t people understand that You control everything, even money?
“But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it he that giveth thee power to get wealth…” (Deut 8:18).
I don’t know if all of these rich folks believe in Jesus, but I know some of them do, or they say they do or think they do. But how can they say they do and then hoard their money instead of helping the poor?
I wonder if they go to a real church or Anton LaVey’s?
The Living God and Dead gods
1 Hear ye the word which the LORD speaketh unto you, O house of Israel:
10:1-25 – Jeremiah concludes his series of temple messages with a poetic section that focuses primarily on the vast difference between idols and the Lord. Idols and their worshipers are condemned, while the one true God is praise in the alternative passages.
2 Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.
“Learn not…be not displayed” – refers to the religious practices of the nations. The early Christians often called their distinctive beliefs “The Way”
“Signs of heaven” – the heavenly bodies were not created for idolatrous worship.
3 For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.
4 They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers that it move not.
5 They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good.
The impotence of idols is described in classic form in Ps 115:4-7; 135:15-18.
6 Forasmuch as there is none like unto thee, O LORD; thou art great, and thy name is great in might.
7 Who would not fear thee, O King of nations? for to thee doth it appertain: forasmuch as among all the wise men of the nations, and in all their kingdoms, there is none like unto thee.
8 But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock is a doctrine of vanities.
9 Silver spread into plates is brought from Tarshish, and gold from Uphaz, the work of the workman, and of the hands of the founder: blue and purple is their clothing: they are all the work of cunning men.
10 But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation.
11 Thus shall ye say unto them, The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens.
The text of this verse is in Aramaic. The other major Aramaic passages in the Old Testament are Ezra 4:8-6:18, 7:12-16; Dan 2:4-7:28.
12 He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion.
13 When he uttereth his voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens, and he causeth the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings with rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of his treasures.
14 Every man is brutish in his knowledge: every founder is confounded by the graven image: for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.
15 They are vanity, and the work of errors: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.
16 The portion of Jacob is not like them: for he is the former of all things; and Israel is the rod of his inheritance: The LORD of hosts is his name.
17 Gather up thy wares out of the land, O inhabitant of the fortress.
18 For thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will sling out the inhabitants of the land at this once, and will distress them, that they may find it so.
19 Woe is me for my hurt! my wound is grievous: but I said, Truly this is a grief, and I must bear it.
20 My tabernacle is spoiled, and all my cords are broken: my children are gone forth of me, and they are not: there is none to stretch forth my tent any more, and to set up my curtains.
21 For the pastors are become brutish, and have not sought the LORD: therefore they shall not prosper, and all their flocks shall be scattered.
22 Behold, the noise of the bruit is come, and a great commotion out of the north country, to make the cities of Judah desolate, and a den of dragons.
23 O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.
Only the Lord can direct people’s steps (see Ps 37:23; Prov 16:9).
24 O LORD, correct me, but with judgment; not in thine anger, lest thou bring me to nothing.
25 Pour out thy fury upon the heathen that know thee not, and upon the families that call not on thy name: for they have eaten up Jacob, and devoured him, and consumed him, and have made his habitation desolate.
Church of Satan
Many people, thanks to lack of knowledge and the help of our wonderful media, fear the name of “The Church of Satan” and the devil loves that because he uses it as a front. Satan didn’t start The Church of Satan; it’s a joke in regard to the true dark powers.
Not meaning that it isn’t evil and it should be ignored, on the contrary, the devil is present there along with many of our presidents and congressmen. The greater fear is the Synagogue of Satan which Jesus talked about (Rev 2:9).
This include the Jews, the Freemasons, the Illuminate, the Rothschilds, the Bilderbergs, and others. Aside from them there are the Muslims and the Catholics that defy God.
Anton La Vey, sometimes called the “black pope,” began the road to High Priesthood of the Church of Satan when he was only 16 years old and an organ player in a carnival:
On Saturday night I would see men lusting after half naked girls dancing at the carnival, and on Sunday morning when I was playing the organ for tent-show evangelists at the other end of the carnival lot, I would see these same men sitting in the pews with their wives and children, asking God to forgive them and purge them of carnal desires.
And the next Saturday night they’d be back at The carnival or some other place of indulgence. I knew then that the Christian Church thrives on hypocrisy, and that man’s carnal nature will out!
From that time early in his life his path was clear. Finally, on the last night of April, 1966—Walpurgisnacht, the most important festival of the believers in witchcraft—LaVey shaved his head in the tradition of Ancient executioners and announced the formation of The Church Of Satan.
He had seen the need for a church that would recapture man’s body and his carnal desires as objects of celebration.
Since worship of fleshly things produces pleasure,” he said, “there would then be a temple of glorious indulgence . . .
The Church of Satan neither worships the Judeo-Christian devil nor does it believe in the being’s existence. “Satanism” to church members is more like a philosophy than a traditional religion.
The Church of Satan believes in the right to do whatever you choose, anything that God would not do.
Satan represents anything that gratifies you physically, mentally, or emotionally even if it harms another person. The Church of Satan preaches that it’s members should be like Satan, who is a murderer, a rapist, a child molester, a homosexual, a drug addict, etcetera, etcetera.
When I look at all the different avenues that Satan uses I can only laugh because it’s obvious that he’s scared half to death, and he should be. I’m sure he remembers that day when he sat and boasted to his cronies about how great he was and then You booted him out of heaven:
“How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
For thou has said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the starts of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north.
I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit” (Isa 14:12-15).
Maybe Satan, President Obama, President Bush and Hillary can hang out in hell, they all the same thinking process, believing they’re something when really their nothing without You.
Satan’s like a person on death row, just slowly waiting to be executed. Yet, the death row person can still turn to You and be saved, Satan’s already been sentenced to hell so he’s like sissy girl now. The day is coming:
“…Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and of the sea! For the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath because he knoweth that he hath but a short time” (Rev 12:12).
“And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season” (Rev 20:2-3).
“And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night forever and ever” (Rev 20:10).
Of course that right there is in the future, the near future. I know we don’t have anything to worry about, but Jesus told us to watch:
“And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciple came unto him privately saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? And what shall be the sign of thy coming and of the end of the world?
And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
All these are the beginning of sorrows.
Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.
And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel the prophet (Dan 9:27,11:31, 12:11), stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth let him understand:)
Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mounts:
Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take anything out of his house:
Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.
And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the Sabbath Day:
For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.
Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that if it were possible they shall deceive the very elect.
Behold, I have told you before.
Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.
For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
For wheresoever the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered together.
Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
And she shall send his angles with a great sound of a trumpet and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:
So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of
the Son of man be.
For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
But know this that if the good man of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?
Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.
Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.
But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;
And shall begin to smite his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;
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” (Matt 24:3-51).
So for us to watch for Jesus and the end time coming we need to take notice of Satan’s evil employees such as the Illuminati.