Friday, January 28, 2005

Feeling Froggy?

Albert Pike’s 1871 letter to Mazzini proposed three world wars needed to accomplish their purposes:

“The First World War must be brought about in order to permit the Illuminati to overthrow the power of the Czars in Russia and of making that country a fortress of atheistic Communism. The divergences caused by the "agentur" (agents) of the Illuminati between the British and Germanic Empires will be used to foment this war. At the end of the war, Communism will be built and used in order to destroy the other governments and in order to weaken the religions.”

“The Second World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences between the Fascists and the political Zionists. This war must be brought about so that Nazism is destroyed and that the political Zionism be strong enough to institute a sovereign state of Israel in Palestine. During the Second World War, International Communism must become strong enough in order to balance Christendom, which would be then restrained and held in check until the time when we would need it for the final social cataclysm.”

“The Third World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences caused by the "agentur" of the "Illuminati" between the political Zionists and the leaders of Islamic World. The war must be conducted in such a way that Islam (the Moslem Arabic World) and political Zionism (the State of Israel) mutually destroy each other. Meanwhile the other nations, once more divided on this issue will be constrained to fight to the point of complete physical, moral, spiritual and economical exhaustion…We shall unleash the Nihilists and the atheists, and we shall provoke a formidable social cataclysm which in all its horror will show clearly to the nations the effect of absolute atheism, origin of savagery and of the most bloody turmoil. Then everywhere, the citizens, obliged to defend themselves against the world minority of revolutionaries, will exterminate those destroyers of civilization, and the multitude, disillusioned with Christianity, whose deistic spirits will from that moment be without compass or direction…will receive the true light through the universal manifestation of the pure doctrine of Lucifer, brought finally out in the public view. This manifestation will result from the general reactionary movement which will follow the destruction of Christianity and atheism, both conquered and exterminated at the same time.”

"And I saw coming out of the mouth of the dragon and out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet, three unclean spirits like frogs. for they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them together for the war of the great day of God, the Almighty… And they gathered them together to the place which in Hebrew is called Har-Magedon" [“Armageddon”].

The frog of Freemasonry is Witchcraft (Luciferianism). The frog of Judaism and evangelical Christianity is militant Zionism. Islam’s frog is militant Islam fighting Zionists and Christians. Few sincere followers of these frogs know that they are being used for a sinister purpose and will ultimately be betrayed by their unknown leaders.

On the other hand, these Luciferians are also blinded by their own pride and do not realize that the God of Heaven is using them to destroy all of man’s religious systems on earth to prepare the way for the Kingdom of God. That peaceable Kingdom will not be ruled by violent men.

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Maps are Only as Good as the Mapmaker

"Doctrines are not God: they are only a kind of map. But the map is based on the experience of hundreds of people who really were in touch with God--experiences compared with which any thrills or pious feelings you or I are likely to get on our own way are very elementary and very confused. And secondly, if you want to get any further, you must use the map... [This] is just why a vague religion--all about feeling God in nature, and so on--is so attractive. It is all thrills and no work; like watching the waves from the beach. But you will not get to Newfoundland by studying the Atlantic that way, and you will not get eternal life by simply feeling the presence of God in flowers or music. Neither will you get anywhere by looking at maps without going to sea. Nor will you be very safe if you go to sea without a map."

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Subtle Shaping

The genius of television is that, to shape a people as you want, you don’t need unrestrained governmental authority, nor do you need to tell people what you want of them. Indeed, if you told them what to do, they would be likely to refuse.
No. You merely have to show them, over and over, day after day, the behaviour you wish to instill. Show them enough mothers of illegitimate children heartwarmingly portrayed. Endlessly broadcast storylines suggesting that excellence is elitist. Constantly air ghetto values and moiling back-alley mobs grunting and thrusting their faces at the camera – and slowly, unconsciously, people will come to accept and then to imitate them. Patience is everything. Mold the young and in thirty years you will have molded the society. Don’t tell them anything. Just show them.
And television is magic: People can’t not watch. No matter how bad the fare is, how much it offends against their most deeply held values, they will stare at it rather than be alone with their thoughts. Some of them will say, those who know they ought to know better, “There are some good things on TV. I like the History Channel.” Yet they watch, and not just the History Channel. They cannot read a book instead. In saying this I am not striking a literary pose or making a conservative argument for high culture. I’m stating what I believe to be a psychological fact: People will watch a screen.

Monday, January 17, 2005

Following Spirit

Churchianity has always had some disagreements with God in defining righteous-ness. They have made a conscious decision that God's law is either unjust or irrelevant to them, and so they have decided to define righteousness (and love) in their own way, according to their own understanding. They justify this by saying that God put away His law, leaving us to define love by the Holy Spirit. While this sounds good, it is equally true that the moment we reject a portion of God's Word, we will be blinded in some area of our life, making it highly improbable that the Holy Spirit will be able to truly lead us in that area.

Our ability to be led by the Spirit in a perfect path of righteousness is limited by our rejection of the Word already revealed to us, whether it be the written Word to others of the past or the spoken Word to us. It took me years to learn this by hard experience.

Israel's rejection of the spoken Word in Exodus 20 was the source of all their later problems in dealing with the Adamic nature. Ultimately, it caused them to reject the voice of God when He told them (through Caleb and Joshua) that they were to enter the Promised Land in fulfillment of the Feast of Tabernacles. While they all had the faith to leave Egypt, they did not have the faith to enter Canaan (Heb. 4:2). Faith comes by hearing, and as we continue to hear, our faith increases until it comes to full fruition. Israel failed on this point, for they refused to hear the rest of the law.

But the problem is not limited to Israelites in the Old Testament at that original Day of Pentecost at the foot of Mount Sinai. In the book of Acts, many still refused to hear the voice of God, and this problem has continued to the present day--even among those who think that they have heard and responded to His Word. More than that, the early Church very soon refused to hear the rest of God's law in the same manner as their predecessors of Israel.

The underlying problem of Pentecost from the days of Moses to the present has been its tendency to refuse to hear the divine law. There are many excuses given. Some say, "I am not an Israelite, and the law was given only to Israel." Others say that the law was put away. Others say that Jesus fulfilled it perfectly, making it unnecessary for me to do so. (That is like saying, "My father did what was good and right, so I do not have to do so." Instead, we should say, "Jesus did it, and so I should follow His example.") 1 John 2:6 tells us,

6 the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked.

Pentecostals {those who hear God's voice} are most vulnerable in this area, because the abundance of revelation tends to impart confidence in one's ability to be led by the Spirit. Confidence, knowing the will of God, is a good thing; but it can also become one's fatal flaw. We do not find fault with Pentecost, any more than we find fault with the divine law. The problem is in us, not in God or His law.

Saturday, January 15, 2005

The Parable of the Cards


A little learning is a dang'rous thing;
Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring;
There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain;
And drinking largely sobers us again.

-- Alexander Pope

About a month ago I published an article that criticized a Nevada bill to mint silver coins. I charged the bill with fraud as a fiat money scheme dressed up in silver.


That article drew an astonishing number of responses – some questioning and intelligent, some appallingly ignorant, and some outright rude. Astonishingly, some of the most ignorant and rude came from people who (I take it) fancy themselves the friends of silver, gold, and sound money. The Internet, it seems, has not made people wiser or more knowledgeable. It has only made propagating ignorance faster and more efficient. As Will Rogers observed, “The trouble with people is not what they don’t know, but that they know so much that just ain’t so.”


No matter how long one studies money, certain fundamental principles remain clear. Chief among those stands this principle, that any sound and honest money must offer value for value, or it will defraud the many and enrich the few. There are, in fact, only two schools of monetary thought. The fiat money school believes that money is whatever somebody declares it to be. In their view, money in itself is valueless; only artificial social convention gives it value. The sound money school believes that all money should offer value for value. Money itself must have value in the marketplace, independent of social or government artifice.

Another principle recognised since ancient times by Aristotle (among others) is that unrestricted usury (the taking of interest) is impossible with a sound money system. The fiat system that presently rules us is backed by nothing, of course, but debt. All our money is borrowed into existence, and that single fact determines the entire system and predicts it will inevitably unfold into instability, tyranny, and poverty.


Now systems are built of articulated members. What would you think of a mechanic who knew all about carburettors and brakes and air conditioners and transmissions, but had never seen all the parts assembled together into an automobile? Or a chef who had only studied food in cans, but had never prepared a meal? If we only study the members without studying how they fit and work together, we understand only disconnected, unarticulated facts, unrelated to the whole system. We know everything about the parts but nothing about the whole.

Fiat money never appears as an isolated phenomenon. It is not merely a single evil conspiracy to suppress silver and gold, as some seem to think (having drunk too deep at the Internet’s Pierian spring). Seeing only that, they’ve got it all wrong. Rather, fiat money aims always to achieve control over a whole society, indeed, the whole world. It will inevitably enslave a people and transfer all assets into the hands of a few.

Miss this point and you do not and cannot understand fiat money. Like war and death, fiat money always walks hand in hand with debt, usury, income tax, oligarchy, big government, militarism, and, in the end always produces tyranny and impoverishment. Fiat money is not just an isolated enactment, but the jugular vein of a system.


Now hear the parable of the cards.

It came to pass that five men, strangers all, took ship for a distant land. And whilst the ship was in the way, a fierce storm overtook it, and it sank, and all aboard drowned, save the five passengers, who swam to a desert island.

And when they awoke, they traversed the whole island, and found fruit and game in abundance, but very little in the way of entertainment.

Wherefore the first stranger, whose name was Everyman, said to his companions, Industry, Finance, and Government, Go to! Truly, we will die of boredom in this place long before starvation gets us. Let us therefore play a game of cards!

And Industry and Finance and Government did smile on Everyman, and rejoiced at this pleasant suggestion. But then sadness overcame them, and their countenances darkened, and Industry said, “Alas, cards have we none.”

Now the fifth stranger, Banker, stood in the coolness of the shadows eavesdropping, and when Industry discovered they had no cards, Banker stepped forward, out of the shadows, and whispered, Let not my brothers be downcast, neither let them fret for want of cards. For behold, said he, pulling a deck of cards from his pocket, See, cards have I in abundance, and I will lend freely, upon execution of certain necessary mortgages, notes, and encumbrances upon all your real and personal property.

And lo! The countenance of Everyman, Industry, Finance, and Government did brighten, and they rejoiced with one another, for they were simple men, and trusted themselves to Banker. For behold, said they, doth he not desire our good, and will he not freely lend us all things, even cards?

Then Banker did lend Everyman, and Industry, and Finance, and Government thirteen cards apiece, but upon this condition, that Everyman and Industry and Government and Finance might borrow the cards for but one hour only, and at the hour’s end each must return to Banker fourteen cards or forfeit. And in return for the thirteen cards they were lent, every player did execute certain necessary mortgages, notes, and encumbrances upon all their real and personal property.

And Banker had them.

And Banker knew it, but Everyman, and Industry, and Finance, and Government had not a clue.

And lo, the hour did end, and Everyman had but ten cards, while Government, Industry, and Finance were possessed of fourteen apiece, and with great shew of sadness and brotherly commiseration Banker did dispossess Everyman, and foreclose upon him, and did take his duffle bag, and all his coconut shells, and his flip-flops, and all his clothing, until Everyman stood naked under the sun, as in the day he was born, without a card to his name, and verily, he was out of the game.

Yet were not Government, Industry, and Finance downcast by Everyman’s loss, for in their haste to play cards, they forgot his need, and heeded not the warning of his downfall. So they clamoured to Banker, Give us cards again, that we may play, and make merry, and while away our time in this desert place.

And Banker came close, and said, Brothers, gladly will I lend again, only give me mortgages, notes, and encumbrances upon all your real and personal property. And they did execute the same.

And Banker did lend seventeen cards to Industry, and to Finance, and to Government, demanding at the hour’s end the return of eighteen cards apiece. And lo, they did play, and when the game was over, alas, Industry had but fifteen cards, and Government and Finance had eighteen.

And so Banker did foreclose upon Industry, and did take his duffle bag, and his pocket knife wherewith he made clever things for his brothers, and his sandals, and all his clothing, until Industry stood naked under the sun, as in the day he was born, without a card to his name, and verily, he, too, was out of the game, and busted clean flat.

And Government and Finance must play yet again, and Banker must lend to them, and he did, and they did, and Finance met the same fate as Everyman, and Industry, and they gathered themselves together, naked and wretched, under a palm tree, watching Banker and Government play the last hand. And lo, Banker did win, and took from Government all he owned.

Then Government joined Everyman and Industry and Finance, naked under the palm tree, and they lamented the low estate whereunto their borrowing had brought them, and wot not what next to do.

Then Government asked, Brothers, why sit we here idle? For although we be poor, mayhap have we something left we may offer as collateral, and yet play cards again. And the others said, Yea, and Amen, what else have we?

And they approached Banker right humbly, and gat them down on their knees, and entreated him, saying, O Banker, we have nothing left for collateral, but lo! in the future we will once again have stuff, and between now and then we will have stuff, and we will gladly execute in your favour mortgages, notes, and encumbrances on all our future stuff, but only lend us cards, for the boredom of this place surpasseth all bearing, and our souls are like to expire within us if we cannot play cards, and what availeth us life or liberty without cards?

And Banker smiled a great smile, and welcomed this offer, and did cheerfully and quickly offer for their signature mortgages, notes, and encumbrances on all their future stuff, and they did sign.

And Banker dealt out cards, and again they played. And in the course of time and cards, Banker did own all the future stuff of Everyman and Industry and Government and Finance. Verily, Banker did own it all, all their goods and their lands and their labours, and their children’s labours, and their children’s children’s labours, world without end. And Banker waxed fat.

And Everyman and Industry and Finance and Government were glad, and did honour to Banker, and rejoiced to serve him, for verily they loved playing cards, and unless they served him, how else could they get cards?

Here endeth the Parable of the Cards.

-- Franklin Sanders

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Respect for Trees

For all their interest in trees, they did not appear to worship them but merely to hold them in high regard. The Ollamh was asked, "of all the things which inhabit the earth, why should trees be held sacred?" "Why do you ask?" he said. "Because it seems to me that trees live, and grow, and die like any other living thing. Also, a tree can be cut down and burned, and it is no more. Would it not be better to worship a thing which cannot be so easily destroyed?" He answered, "Your question is well considered. If you would know the answer, hear then. This is the way of it: Trees live out of themselves; they neither kill to eat - like the creatures of land and sea - nor do they toil for their food. But the All-Wise nourishes them in season, and their span outlasts all other living things in creation. Their wisdom runs deep as their roots in the earth, even as their branches reach toward heaven in exaltation of their Creator. Yes, they may be cut down, and when they fall, they die. But whether burned in the fire or used for building, their lives are given for the those they serve - either for warmth in the cold or to support the roof above, so that even in death these giants of the land serve those who depend upon them. In this way they are the emblem of the druids, who seek to emulate these noble quailities in all our ways. Although trees such as the oak and hazel are much revered by the filidh, we no longer worship them as of old. Worship of the creature is blind folly, but worship of the living Creator is the beginning of Wisdom. It is meet {apropo} that the lamb of God would be hung upon a tree to give His life as a ransom for many.

{adapted from a historical novel of Patrick by Stephen Lawler (?)}

The Kingdom

The Kingdom of God has progressed through history from Adam to the present within the hearts of God's people. The Kingdom of God is certainly within us, as Jesus said. However, that which is in heaven is coming to earth in a visible, tangible manner, and that which is within us is likewise becoming manifested outwardly. This trend will continue until Jesus' prayer is fully answered, "Thy Kingdom come; Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven."

With Abraham, God planted in the earth the seed of the Kingdom, and from Abraham to Moses it grew as an embryo within its mother. Then Moses acted much as a midwife to give birth to the nation of Israel, where God's Kingdom first became visible in the earth. Yet the Kingdom was only a child in this stage of development and still unfit to be "a kingdom of priests and a holy nation."

Under Moses, the Kingdom of God needed discipline, much like a child needs discipline in order to attain full maturity. Israel was certainly an unruly child, and seldom obedient to the laws of God. The Apostle Paul says in Gal. 4 that while we are yet children (minors) we differ in no way from a servant, even if we are "lord of all." The function of the law is to discipline us ("disciple us") and teach us to hear and obey the voice of God. Because the law is mostly ignored, most people are undisciplined.

Only in learning obedience do we come to the maturity of "the adoption of sons" (Gal. 4:5). This "adoption" in Paul's day was not what we call adoption today. It was the placement of the fully-matured son into a position of full authority over the estate, giving him full legal rights to the inheritance.

It is plain that God will not give such power to immature Christians. The question is, What is a mature Christian?

A fully mature Christian is one who is continually and permanently experiencing the feast of Tabernacles in his life. But no Christian attains this when he first accepts Jesus Christ and begins to follow Him. Our Christian experience is a journey toward maturity {sanctification}, portrayed by Israel's journey from Egypt to the land of Canaan.

Our first experience is Passover, which we attain when we are justified by faith in the blood of the Lamb. This experience creates a baby Christian. It is a good beginning, but certainly not the final goal. If Israel's goal had been to leave Egypt, they would have remained at the border of Egypt and never gotten to the Promised Land.

Our second experience is Pentecost, where we receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit. This is portrayed by Israel at Mount Sinai, where the fire of God came down, and He spoke the Ten Commandments to the people in their own language. Pentecost is the Christian's stage of development where they begin to hear the voice of God, and where they learn to be obedient to His voice. They learn to be "led by the Spirit," even as Israel was led by the pillar of cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night. Pentecost is where God begins to write His law in our hearts. If we refuse to hear, then the law remains external on tables of stone (or books made of paper).

Pentecost prepares our hearts for the third experience with God portrayed by the feast of Tabernacles. This discipline of the law under Pentecost is what brings us to full maturity in Christ. Anything God speaks or commands is a law, and if we reject any portion of that Word, we are not yet mature. We must live by EVERY WORD (Matt. 4:4), not just the New Testament writings. True Pentecost is rooted in the divine law.

Christian maturity can be measured in one's ability to love others. In the Greek language there are three main words that can be translated "love." The first is eros, from which we derive our English word "erotic." Eros is based upon physical attraction. It is often the first stage of a new relationship between men and women. It is not necessarily bad, but in itself it is primarily selfish. That is, if a man says, "I love (eros) you," he really means "I need you."

Children are born totally selfish. They need everything and demand everything for their comfort. This is normal for a child, but some people never seem to grow out of it. Such people are not mature.

The second type of love in the Greek language is phileo, or brotherly or sisterly love. This is the type of love that characterizes siblings. It is a legal or judicial love. After infancy, children begin to learn the law as the parents discipline and judge their disputes. They learn to respect boundaries and the property rights of their brothers and sisters. It is a 50-50 relationship, where children are primarily concerned with fairness and equity.

Children must go through this stage of development in order to learn to be lawful. If they do not, they will only victimize others when they are older, thinking that they have this natural right. Lawlessness is usually learned quite early in life.

The third type of love is agape, the unconditional love of a mature person, which really makes a person fit to be a parent. Such mature people do not think in terms of what is fair to themselves, but what is needed to help children mature into responsible adults.

Christian leaders must be capable of agape love in order to bring less mature Christians into maturity. The apostle Paul says that there are many instructors but few fathers (1 Cor. 4:15). We never lack for people who want to instruct others in what to do, but there are few fathers.

But what does this have to do with the progression of the Kingdom of God upon the earth? These three types of love describe one's earthly and spiritual maturity. They are another way of expressing our relationship with both God and man. Insofar as they relate to our level of spiritual maturity, they can be overlaid upon the three feast days.

Passover describes our first-level experience with God, and it has nothing to do with our own works, but rather what God has done for us. We merely accept it by faith. So also, a baby is born and accepts what the parents do for it by faith. The baby does not need to do anything to be an accepted member of the family. A baby Christian is a wonderful thing, but they tend to think of God as a sort of a divine Santa Claus, and their prayers are filled with requests: give me this, and give me that. This is alright for a while, but baby Christians need to keep growing.

Pentecost is quite different from the Passover relationship with God, for it has to do with the disciplines of the law. So also the child must soon learn to be obedient to parents and respect the boundaries of the law. Phileo love is therefore a lawful love, where the child learns the boundaries of acceptable behavior.

The fulfillment of the third feast, Tabernacles, comes with the unconditional love of God, agape love. This is what characterizes fully mature Christians. You can read all about it in 1 Corinthians 13. It is the character that qualifies people to be priests of the Melchisedec Order.

On a historical level (as opposed to the personal), God has been establishing His Kingdom on the earth in three stages of development. These stages also correlate with the three feast days of Israel and the law of 2 or 3 witnesses.

Israel came out of Egypt under Moses on Passover. As a nation, they all had this level of faith. But when they came to Sinai for Pentecost, they all ran from God, for they were too fearful to hear the voice of God when He spoke the Ten Commandments to them (Ex. 20:18-20). On a historical level, the Kingdom therefore remained on a Passover level for about 1500 years.

Then in Acts 2 the historic event of Pentecost was finally fulfilled at the appointed time. This began the Age of Pentecost and marked a new level of growth and maturity in the progress of the Kingdom. Of course, there were many in Jesus' day who stumbled at the cross. Even though they may have observed the outward rituals of the feast of Passover, they were not justified by faith. These people ended up rejecting Jesus and disqualifying them-selves from moving into the experience of Pentecost.

During the Pentecostal Age, the Church had difficulty retaining Pentecost and slid back into the immaturity of Passover. Probably the most significant factor in this downward slide was when the Church threw out the divine law. In doing this, they exposed themselves as having rebellious hearts, much like children who refuse to obey their parents. Christians did not want any restrictions on their "freedom" to do things according to their own ideas of right and wrong. They argued that to be obedient to God's law was to be in bondage. They did not realize that to be lawless was to be in bondage to sin and death, while to be a bondservant of Jesus Christ was to find true liberty.

One cannot be a bondservant of Jesus Christ and be lawless at the same time. By definition, a bondservant is obedient to the word (law) of his master. Pentecost is a remembrance of the day God gave us the law. Because we do not start out as disciplined, law-abiding Christians, the law must be imposed upon us at first. But as we grow up in Christ, He writes His law in our hearts by the Spirit, until finally at full maturity, we are obedient because we WANT to be obedient, not because we HAVE to be. In our immaturity we chafe at the law imposed upon us, disagreeing with it and wishing God were a bit more understanding, fair, and just in His treatment of us. But ultimately, if we grow and progress toward a Tabernacles relationship with God, we come into agreement with God and know that everything He does is for our good (Romans 8:28). That is the evidence the law is written in our hearts.

The day is coming when a body of Christians will come into the fullness of the Spirit and thereby fulfill the feast of Tabernacles. There is an appointed time for this in history, just as there was an appointed time that began the Passover Age and an appointed time that began the Pentecost Age. When the appointed time comes for the corporate fulfillment of the third feast, then a body of Christians (but NOT the whole Church) will come into the full maturity of agape love and qualify as the priesthood that can lead the world into righteousness.

This event--the fulfillment of the feast of Tabernacles on a corporate, historical level--will begin the Tabernacles Age. God will do something new in the earth that was never before seen in the history of the world. God will have a firstfruits body of firstborn sons and daughters who will actually have the capability of leading the rest of the world by example into the righteousness of God's Kingdom. It will not be a temporary glory, as in the example of Moses when he came off the mount with his face glowing (Exodus 34:29). It will be permanent and perfect. It will be the beginning of permanent perfection upon the earth, as God begins to restore all things to the way He intended from the beginning of creation.

This is not the end, however. This is only the real beginning, for as a firstfruits company, they are only the beginning of a great harvest. These overcomers will have a monumental task ahead of them to manifest Christ to the rest of the world. Jesus said they would do greater works than He did (John 14:12). Isaiah 2 and Micah 4 says that in that Age people will come from far to learn the law of God. They will come willingly and gladly. Evangelism and teaching seen under Pentecost will pale in comparison to that which will occur under the Tabernacles anointing.

Psalm 67:1 and 2 says, "God be merciful unto us and bless us, and cause His FACE to shine upon us [like He did with Moses], that Thy way may be known upon earth, Thy saving health [salvation] among ALL NATIONS." This gives us the purpose for the feast of Tabernacles and is a prophecy of the Age of Tabernacles. The psalmist prays for the face of God to shine forth upon (from) us, so that God's way will be manifested on earth and result in the salvation of all the nations. Many have read this psalm, but have never seen the reference to Moses' face that was glorified in Exodus 35. Not many have seen this as an early pattern of the feast of Tabernacles.

Daniel 2:35 says that the fifth kingdom, the stone kingdom, will crush all the preceding kingdoms and then grow until it fills the whole earth. In Rev. 11:15 the angel proclaims, "The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ; and He shall reign for ever and ever" (i.e., for the ages of the ages).

Paul says in Romans 8:19-23 that the entire creation is awaiting the manifestation of the sons of God. In other words, they have something to gain from it. This is not an event that will put fear into the hearts. It is not a time when God is going to give the nations a well-deserved beating. It is a glorious time. When the sons of God are fully set free from the bondage of this present tabernacle--in which we "groan" (2 Cor. 5:2)--the sons' Jubilee will be the hope for the entire creation's Jubilee.

All creation presently groans in labor and bondage to sin {law - less - ness 1 John 3:4} and death, but God has called a firstfruits company of overcomers to be the first to manifest the glory of Christ to the rest of the world. They will represent Christ to the world and rule with (under) Him on the earth (Rev. 5:10). They will be a kingdom of priests to the rest of the world. That is, they will be given the calling originally offered to the entire nation of Israel in Exodus 19:6, which calling the majority ultimately rejected and forfeited.

This priesthood will no longer be levitical, but will be after the Order of Melchisedek (Heb. 7:17). Even so, the patterns and laws laid down in the levitical priesthood will find new meaning and application in the Melchisedek Order. The Pentecost Age has been a realm of mixture, where Christians have learned a little about the new priesthood, but they are inevitably drawn back into the practices of the old order. That is, they often talk about being of the Order of Melchisedek, but in practice, they often revert back to temples made of wood and stone, as well as to professional priests modeled after the levitical order, through whom men must go to find God.

Yet this contradiction is all part of the leavened feast of Pentecost (Lev. 23:17). The Church is still in a learning stage with a mixture of wheat and leaven.

The problem is that the people of the earth have never really seen for themselves what sort of people God is creating in the earth. Passover Christians can manifest a few characteristics of Christ that cause some unbelievers to respond. Pentecost Christians have other advantages that make it easier for unbelievers to see Christ. But until a body of Christians is sent out under a Tabernacles anointing, the people of the earth really will not respond in a big way. They need to see Christ in a visible, tangible manifestation in God's people. That is the only hope for the salvation of the world. This is why it is so important not merely to learn the Bible, but to hear God's voice and submit to the leading of the Spirit, which will write the law on our hearts and give us the character of Jesus Christ.

The world does not need more dire threats of hellfire, the antichrist, or missing the rapture. Religion has beaten people into subjection for too long, converting them by fear and by force. Such conversions are not of the heart, and they only result in converting people to a religion--not to Jesus Christ. Coercive conversions may increase Church membership, but such tactics seldom create more Christians.

The world is looking for something real. When Christians have nothing to offer, they tend to bully people into the kingdom and kill those who reject their message. If Christians were truly filled with the Spirit of God as Jesus was, they would not have time to talk to all the people who would flock to their doorstep. The solution to the world's problems, then, is to focus first upon growing in Christ by experiencing personally the three feast days in the Bible. We will find that the more we grow, the more we will manifest the character of Jesus. Then as more and more people are able to see Christ in us, they will want what we have.

Monday, January 10, 2005

Military Space Platform at Work

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Sunday, January 09, 2005


We have used the word "law" indiscriminately for many years. We did not differentiate between: commandment, statute, judgement, ordinance, rule, tradition, or especially covenant.

It is true the "old covenant" was nailed to the cross and the "new covenant" replaced it. But the "law" was not "done away". This lack of discernment among the churches is what has caused our institutions to become lawless. Jesus gave credence to the law and prophets, saying in Matt. 5:17-19,

"Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish, but to fulfill. For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass away from the Law until all is accomplished. Whosoever then annuls one of the least of these commandments and so teaches others, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever keeps and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven."

Jesus had something to say about those who do not believe the testimony of Moses.

"For if you had believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote of Me. But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?"

It is not possible to believe the words of Jesus if one does not also believe the writings of Moses. When Jesus gave His so-called “Sermon on the Mount” in Matthew 5-7, He was not overruling the law, nor was He destroying or replacing it. He was disputing the Pharisaical interpretation of the law. “You have heard it was said,” Jesus explained, “but I say unto you. . .” In other words, you have heard it was taught that the law means such-and-so, but I tell you that they have misunderstood the law. Here is what it really means.

Take it from the Lawgiver. He was the one who dictated it to Moses. Rabbinical interpretations of the law, based upon the Jewish Talmud, is not a revelation of the mind of God (Jesus Christ). One must study the law from Jesus’ perspective, or, as some would put it, from a New Testament perspective. If the rabbis had understood the law, Jesus would never have had to correct them. In fact, Jesus said of them in Matt. 15:6-9,

". . . and thus you invalidated the word of God for the sake of your tradition. You hypocrites, rightly did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying, This people honors Me with their lips, but their heart is far away from Me. But in vain do they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the precepts of men."

The law is good, if a man use it lawfully (1 Tim. 1:8). The traditions of the elders—their interpretations of the law—were based upon their carnal understanding of the law. Their traditions were not only wrong, they made void the law (Matt. 15:1-9). The same has occurred with Church traditions. Men’s interpretations {and unclear use of language} have caused men to cast aside the law and tell many that God now approves the violation of certain laws—such as charging interest on monetary loans.

Friday, January 07, 2005

Yahshua: A Travelin' Man

Does it seem strange that there is so little in western civilisation written about most of Jesus' life when He is the central figure and its inspiration? The Bible tells us a little about His first twelve years, nothing about the next eighteen, and then a lot about the last three and a half years of His life.

Luke tells us that Jesus was about thirty when He became a public figure in Judea when He began teaching the people about the Kingdom of God, but where had He been and what had He been doing since the age of twelve? The New Testament's silence is significant. Luke 1:2 states that the narratives of Jesus' life were eye-witness accounts, implying that the gospel writers had not witnessed any of the events of Jesus' adult life before age thirty. A further implication is that Jesus was not in Judea or Galilee during the "missing" eighteen years.

If He had been living in Palestine, a youth worshipped by foriegn dignitaries, and able to confound the great "teachers" in the synagouge would have surely been observed and would have had some impact upon His society. Did the spiritual power that was manifesting itself in Jesus go dormant for eighteen years? Did Jesus "quench the spirit" until age 30 so He could be a carpenter?

The event at the Temple shows that Jesus was in the process of separating from His parents to pursue the divine mission that He had been born to fulfill. Matthew 13:54-56 indicates that after this 18 year period Jesus was scarcely remembered in his own hometown. The people were asking after hearing Him speak "where did this man get this wisdom?" As if to say, "you sure do talk funny for a carpenter".

They are asking "is this the carpenter's son?" The fact that they could name His mother, 4 brothers and at least two sisters {vs 55-56} indicates that His home town congregation was struggling to identify or remember who Jesus was. Which in turn indicates that He had been gone from Nazareth a long time. Surely if He had been working as a carpenter for all this time, making these folk's furniture, the local citizens would have recognized Him. Yet they spoke as if they had never heard Him speak.

Thursday, January 06, 2005

Gold Manipulation Ending

"It is our opinion that the gold suppression cartel is having a hard time finding enough gold to suppress prices. For the time being German and IMF gold is locked up. If they still have 6,000 tons between them that leaves 27,000 tons. If you subtract about 3,000 for France and 2,000 for Italy, you get 22,000 tons and that is the figure we believe they are at. We believe that 22,000 tons has been either sold or leased. If we are correct, all official sources either are out of gold, won’t, or cannot sell or lease anymore to suppress gold. That only leaves naked derivatives for market suppression, which is enormously dangerous. We may be near the end of the suppression of gold by central banks. What else could one believe after Germany’s refusal to sell their gold, after all the publicity that they were going to do so. We do not believe the French and Italians would be anxious to sell after the German fiasco. The possible political fallout might even tempt some central banks that had leased gold to recall it after its lease term was up. Lease terms are usually one to six months. Then you have the large producers who are hedging. They have to be extremely uncomfortable with Germany’s decision. Germany’s decision sets the mental and physical stage for gold for 2005. Its decision means the gold cartel’s manipulation of gold is close to an end."

Better get you some. Silver would be better.

dumbest quotes of 2004

25. "This is the best election night in history." -Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe, Nov. 2, 2004, just before 8 p.m. EST

24. "This race is hotter than a Times Square Rolex." -CBS Anchor Dan Rather, on election night

23. "As you know, you go to war with the army you have, not the army you might want or wish to have at a later time." -Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, responding to a U.S. soldier serving in Iraq who asked him why troops had to dig through scrap metal to armor vehicles

22. "I heard there's rumors on the Internets that we're going to have a draft." -President George W. Bush, during the second presidential debate

21. "You've done a nice job decorating the White House." -Pop star Jessica Simpson, upon being introduced to Interior Secretary Gale Norton while touring the White House

20. "Go **** yourself." -Vice President Dick Cheney to Sen. Patrick Leahy, during an angry exchange on the Senate floor about profiteering by Halliburton

19. "I even accept for the sake of argument that sexual orgies eliminate social tensions and ought to be encouraged." -Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, speaking at Harvard

18. "You forgot Poland." -President Bush to Sen. John Kerry during the first presidential debate, after Kerry failed to mention Poland's contributions to the Iraq war coalition

17. "I wish we lived in the day where you could challenge a person to a duel." -Sen. Zell Miller to Chris Matthews, during a heated interview on "Hardball"

16. "We are in a three-way split decision for third place." -Sen. Joe Lieberman, on his fifth place finish in the New Hampshire primary

15. "If I could only go through the ducts and leap out onstage in a cape – that's my dream." -Ralph Nader, on the presidential debates

14. "You bet we might have." -Sen. Kerry, asked if he would have gone to war against Saddam Hussein if he refused to disarm

13. "Gammie, we love you dearly, but you're just not very hip. She thinks 'Sex and the City' is something married people do, but never talk about." -Jenna Bush, speaking at the Republican convention

12. "All of a sudden, we see riots, we see protests, we see people clashing. The next thing we know, there is injured or there is dead people. We don't want to get to that extent." -California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, on the dangers posed by gay marriage

11. "I couldn't get a job with CIA today. I am not qualified." -CIA Director Porter Goss, in a March 3, 2004 interview that was conducted while he was still in Congress and which was cut from "Fahrenheit 9/11"

10. "I wish you'd have given me this written question ahead of time so I could plan for it...I'm sure something will pop into my head here in the midst of this press conference, with all the pressure of trying to come up with answer, but it hadn't yet...I don't want to sound like I have made no mistakes. I'm confident I have. I just haven't – you just put me under the spot here, and maybe I'm not as quick on my feet as I should be in coming up with one." -President Bush, after being asked in a news conference to name the biggest mistake he had made

9. "Those weapons of mass destruction have got to be somewhere!" -President Bush, joking about his administration's failure to find WMDs in Iraq as he narrated a comic slideshow during the Radio & TV Correspondents' Association dinner

8. "So anyway I'd be rubbing your big boobs and getting your nipples really hard, kinda' kissing your neck from behind...and then I would take the other hand with the falafel thing and I'd just put it on your p – -y but you'd have to do it really light, just kind of a tease business..." ˜-Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly, as quoted in a sexual harassment suit filed against him by a Fox News producer

7. "Wolf, be excited. This is Joementum here in New Hampshire." -Sen. Joe Lieberman to Wolf Blitzer, on his momentum leading up to the New Hampshire Primary

6. "Too many good docs are getting out of the business. Too many OB-GYNs aren't able to practice their love with women all across this country." -President Bush

5. "I actually did vote for the $87 billion, before I voted against it." -Sen. Kerry, on voting against a military funding bill for U.S. troops in Iraq

4. "Go, balloons. Go, balloons. Go, balloons ... What's happening balloons? There's not enough coming down. All balloons! Why the hell is nothing falling? What the **** are you guys doing up there?" -Democratic Convention producer Don Mischer, overheard on CNN having an apoplectic seizure when the balloons failed to drop from the ceiling of the Fleet Center in Boston

3. "As I was telling my husb-" -National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, overheard making a slip of the tongue at a Washington dinner party. Rice, who is unmarried, stopping herself abruptly, before saying, "As I was telling President Bush."

2. "Not only are we going to New Hampshire ... we're going to South Carolina and Oklahoma and Arizona and North Dakota and New Mexico, and we're going to California and Texas and New York! And we're going to South Dakota and Oregon and Washington and Michigan. And then we're going to Washington, D.C. to take back the White House, Yeeeeeaaaaaargh!" -Presidential candidate Howard Dean's Iowa concession speech

1. "Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we." -President Bush


95 percent of what we know about the brain, we have learned in the last 20 years. So, your beliefs about creativity were probably shaped by faulty information.

For instance, many believe that only special, talented people are creative – and you have to be born that way.

Wrong. The notion that geniuses such as Shakespeare, Picasso and Mozart were `gifted' is a myth, according to a recent study at Exeter University. Researchers examined outstanding performances in the arts, mathematics and sports, to find out if “the widespread belief that to reach high levels of ability a person must possess an innate potential called talent.”

This particular study concludes that excellence is determined by five key elements:

  • opportunities
  • encouragement
  • training
  • motivation
  • practice (this one, most of all)

The research also indicates that few showed early signs of promise prior to parental encouragement, and no one reached high levels of achievement in their field without devoting thousands of hours of serious training. Consider Mozart who trained for 16 years before he produced an cknowledged masterwork.

Let me tell you a few more interesting facts about creativity:

- Research shows that everyone has creative abilities. The more training you have and the more diverse the training,the greater is your potential for creative output.

- Additionally, it has been shown that in creativity quantity equals quality. In fact, the longer the list of ideas, the higher the quality of the final solution. Typically, the highest quality ideas appear at the end of the list.

- The average adult thinks of three to six alternatives for any given situation. The average child thinks of 60.

- Creativity is an individual process. Traditional brainstorming has been proven ineffective because of fear of social disapproval.

- Groups are best for idea selection rather than idea generation.

All of this is interesting and enlightening but doesn’t necessarily get to the root of the issue of creativity. I think there is one element even more important than the five mentioned above. Let me tell you a true story to illustrate what I think the prime factor in creativity is.

A New York publisher was concerned about the lack of creativity among his editorial and marketing staff. He hired psychologists to try to determine what differentiated the creative employees from the others. After a year of study, the psychologists discovered that there was only one difference between creative and non-creative employees: belief in their creativity. Creative employees believed they were creative, and the non-creative ones believed they were not.

So, you are creative, I guarantee it. All you have to do is believe me. Is that too much to ask?

Harry Hoover is managing principal of Hoover ink PR, He has 26 years of experience in crafting and delivering bottom line messages that ensure success for serious businesses like Brent Dees Financial Planning, Duke Energy, Levolor, New World Mortgage, North Carolina Tourism, VELUX and Verbatim.

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Wednesday, January 05, 2005

simply amazing

It is simply amazing that a dumb okie, born in the second most famous hamlet on the planet, {over fifty years ago} way before it even became well known, could have his own {dare I call it} website! I really must stop and consider the possibilities.

You are probably wondering about the name. I promise to do an excellent explaination of that when I get it all straight myself. You won't be disappointed. It shouldn't be long.