Understanding the reality of the biblical
teachings comes by implementing Bible principles. "Pick
up your cross and follow me, means just that. Faith in
God develops from trust in God. Trust in God comes from confirmation
that the Bible is true. Truthfulness of the scriptures comes
from putting it through the test. The test is: does the application
of principles preserve the Christians life and bring the
blessings God promises?
Many Christians believe this is just
about prayer. Too often there is no fulfillment without the Life
of Christ. Unfulfilled prayer makes many disbelievers. God only
responds to prayers that correspond with His will and our prayers
may not be what He deems good for us. His love does not mean
fulfilling our whims. He is what they call today tough
love. His love is what He believes makes us grow into Him
so we can become what He wants us to be not what we want to be.
And what would that be about? A life that runs smoothly with
a fun job, a good husband, lovely kids and enough money to take
care of vacations? If all were taken care of we would not need
Many evangelists teach the prosperity
Gospel, if you just give to us, all blessings will flow to you.
That is not Gods message. God is raising sons and daughters
in the likeness of Jesus Christ, able to do Gods will in
the face of the devil.
Transplanted as an American citizen to
Germany in 1933 to live through the Nazi regime it describes
it from a Germans perspective that is rare and often misunderstood.
I contend that Hitler was the devils instrument perpetrating
his agenda to overthrow Bible prophecy. In some respects the
devil made huge inroads on Gods plans for a family for
Himself. Not only did millions lose access to their bodies but
also spiritual effects after it was over were devastating. The
depth of human depravity revealed publicly caused many people
to give up on God since He was the creator of human beings and
people like to believe that people are basically good because
God is a good God. How could He create such monsters and how
could He allow the killing of millions of not only Jews but all
other nationalities. The casualties of that particular war, WWII,
including the camps, approached a hundred million. Stalin, a
Jew, drug millions of Germans to slave camps in Siberia and many
died on route. They walked on dirt roads in freezing temperatures
not meant for human existent.
Cities in Germany and Britain were under
constant attacks by air for years. Had people read the Bible,
they would have understood that the events related to the Old
Testament and prophecies of the future in the New Testament.
God makes his thoughts very clear through His prophets. On the
other hand many came and are still coming to Christ because WWII
revealed that the Bible is a prophecy that will be completely
fulfilled soon. On the other hand people like myself had to go
on living when there seemed to be no reason to if that was what
life was all about. The fear of a rerun of that disaster seemed
eminent. People like myself had to be motivated some other way
to continue living. Houses and material things had lost their
meaning since they could so easily be ripped out from under a
person. There had to be more to life than that. I took to reading
and listening to people to see how they coped and that eventually
led to God. To tell you the truth, I was nine years old when
my life began to experience the effects of war and Im still
putting the puzzle together of what it is all about and it is
close to seventy years later today. The struggle for the truth
is like mining for gold. You find a nugget here and a nugget
there. The rest of the information is lie upon lie upon lie.
Even though there are documentaries about
Hitlers demise from people who were there supposedly, somehow
people have come up with a number of stories that cannot be verified.
Stalin insisted that he had examined Hitlers skull since
the death occurred in the Russian occupied Berlin. Some believe
that the man in the bunker in Berlin found dead with Eva Brown
supposedly, was an impostor, that Hitler used underground tunnels
to get away and died in Spain in 1950. Others swear that he was
brought to South America and died there. Others believe that
he is still alive there. So one can take their pick basically.
Like Elvis, who pops up here and there supposedly alive. They
simply cant give him up.
To answer the question why Jews were
singled out of all the nations on earth to be pursued to their
death can only be found in the Bible. Sometimes it occurs to
me that Jesus, a Jew, represented TRUTH that couldnt be
tolerated because He represented the fact that God exists. Jesus
saith unto him, I am the way, the TRUTH, and the life: no man
cometh unto the Father, but by me. (John 14:6) To get
rid of Jesus it would get rid of Romans 1:18 For the
wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness
and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
They nailed Jesus to the cross.
As long as there are Jews, there are
reminders of the truth of the Bible, which simply cannot be tolerated.
It seems that they must be eradicated. In other words truth cannot
be tolerated. And this is the condemnation, that light
is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light,
because their deeds were evil. (John 3:19)
There is no excuse. Many believers believe
that they have been especially selected which is heresy considering
the facts in 1 Timothy 2:4 Who will have all men to
be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
God is not a respecter of persons. He gave all human beings the
option by giving them the Light to begin with. See John 1
What we need is the love of truth. And
with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish;
because they received not the love of the truth, that they might
be saved. That they all might be damned who believed not the
truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness But we are bound to
give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord,
because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through
sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
(2 Thessalonians 2:10,12,13)
Speaking of the Spirit, the Holy Spirit,
Whose dispensation this is. Jesus sent Him after He returned
to His Father, to represent Jesus Christ and gather His Church
to Himself: Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is
come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak
of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak:
and he will shew you things to come. (John 16:13)
Again to those who prefer darkness realize
your lot before it is too late. For the wrath of God
is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness
of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; (Romans 1:18)
The underlying secret about Jews is just
now coming to light as well and reveals what really happened.
The Bible relates to our character often as metals or clay. Metal
is tempered with heat and tools that shape it and clay is a mixture
of water and clay placed on a potters wheel to shape containers
that hold something in them. In even other Scriptures we are
likened to wine bottles that hold old or new wine. God has to
relate to us in words that we understand and we have to realize
that they symbolize what God is doing with us. It is not to be
interpreted literally. For me to understand what God is talking
about I went through many books over my lifetime before I got
to the Bible. To find truth we have to have patience and endurance
that turn out to be qualities that the Holy Spirit seeks to develop
To understand how Satan operates I passed
through his ranks and saw the reality of it. This book is an
actual account and witness of mechanisms in place to lead Christians
to loose their souls. What I discovered was that Christianity
is not an automatic, natural occurrence. Adam and Eve gave dominion
to the father of lies at the beginning and still do today. It
is not safe to assume that all is well.
The apostle Paul wrote this about himself:
But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss
for Christ. Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for
the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for
whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them
but dung, that I may win Christ, And be found in him, not having
mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is
through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God
by faith: That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection,
and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable
unto his death; If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection
of the dead. Not as though I had already attained, either were
already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend
that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. Brethren,
I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I
do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth
unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for
the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Paul asked for His Scriptures during
His final days to insure His communication line with God was
in tact. If the Bible is true, everything in it is true. The
reason many are going to perish is the fact that laborers are
few. Then saith He unto His disciples, The harvest truly
is plenteous, but the labourers are few; (Matthew 9:37).
Two faithful believers send their monthly love gift are a powerful
testimony to me that there are others who feel like I do about
the Gospel. That is what it is about. We can only be a light
if we participate doing the Gospel in the name of Jesus Christ.
There is no desire to frighten Christians
but to bring the good news that God is dependable and the final
result will be the fulfillment of the following scripture: Now
the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing,
that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
Since a great deal of this book deals
with cults, even Hitler was a cult leader; Christians need to
understand what cults are willing to do to get new members. Their
expertise knows no restraint. Financially, they have access to
most sophisticated sales techniques through the media and missionaries.
They are applied without shame. The Bible Answer Man said If
Christians would do what cult members do for their cults, we
would all be converted to Christianity.
The first question from people's lips
was always, "how did you get into this situation?"
There was no simple answer. If you read the book it will answer
that question clearly.
In making the Bible one's focal point,
it becomes obvious that God is not a formula. He is drawing us
in the way He sees fit. Every life has a different calling and
experience. It is meant to fit a certain need in the Body of
Christ. God expects to exert control over our natural sin nature
by the Holy Spirit. The life of Christ is lived in the spiritual
realm and not accessible by physical means. That is why it is
indestructible. It can only be received from the realm either
from God or the devil. Satan is a spirit being and has that kind
of influence as well and many are open to Satan and dont
realize that Satan is out to destroy their souls. Most hard rock
concerts portray the evilness of hell.
The gospel is simple. Our answer has
to be: yes or no. There is no gray area. Being undecided is to
leave the door open to the devil. God tells us to contend for
the faith. It means struggle for the faith. He has the right
to expect us to love Him above all and back it up with our tangible
witness. It is futile for men or women to think that we can compare
ourselves to the Glory of God although at some point in our existence
we will receive a glorified body that is incorruptible and eternal
just as Jesus did.
The more forgiveness we need, the greater
our appreciation for God. To think God gave His human bodys
life for our sins is simply awesome. He set us free from our
sinful nature and opted not to remember our past. If He had created
robots, He would not have come to earth in person and put Himself
on the cross. We would have been his perfect little children.
Satan creates robots to use for his own purposes. He throws them
away when the youth and vigor departs. There is no advantage
to serving him, outside of worldly substance. What happens when
death knocks on the door? It is over and too late to start thinking
Looking at the decline of the world,
it becomes obvious with all the knowledge available to man in
many forms, such as sciences, religions and philosophies; solutions
to man's condition are not forthcoming. To get rid of the problem,
man again has decided that there are too many people on this
planet and too much diversity. The motto over the past fifty
years, Let us come together as one body and by depopulation
show progress as an alternative to self-destruction.
But as many as received him
[Jesus Christ], to them gave he power to become the sons of God,
even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of
blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man,
but of God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us,
(and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of
the Father), full of grace and truth. (John 1:12-14)
It is most difficult for adults to hear
Jesus when He said the following: "And said, Verily I
say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children,
ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven . (Matthew 18:3) Why
is that? You might ask.
God expects us to lay down the very accomplishments
we have worked so hard to achieve and start over. God uses a
child's attitude. To come to the truth one has to keep digging.
There is a tendency to come to a plateau and stop. We think all
is well, when we may be far from it.
A child keeps exploring, learning, growing
and loving all that it meets. It loves intensely without restraint,
but also hurts intensely when it fails to achieve its goal. Father
or mother is close to sooth the pain. This is where God wants
us to be in our lives. He wishes to be the caring Father. God
revealed Himself in the most unexpected form of experiences most
of the time by using believers. It is much easier to allow Him
to solve our problems. We as human beings cant compete
with God because of His allknowingness, His access to people
and His unconditional love.
The timing of events, the uniqueness
of the experience, not written anywhere nor channeled, nor suggested
and the end product confirms His Word, "And we know that
all things work together for good to them that love God, to them
who are the called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28).
Even when Satan thought he had the upper hand, he found himself
"He that covereth his sins shall
not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have
mercy. (Proverbs 28:13) - If we claim to be without sin, we deceive
ourselves and the truth is not in us. See 1 John 1:8- 9. Confess
your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye
may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man
(James 5:16) Casting all
your care upon him; for he careth for you. (1 Peter 5:7)
That the trial of your faith,
being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though
it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour
and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: (1 Peter 1:7)
The book proves that we cannot overcome Satan without God and
that is the essence of our walk here. People who opt to live
life on their own terms find themselves defeated sooner or later.
Psalms 119:91-96: They
continue this day according to thine ordinances: for all are
thy servants. Unless thy law had been my delights, I should then
have perished in mine affliction. I will never forget thy precepts:
for with them thou hast quickened me. I am thine, save me; for
I have sought thy precepts. The wicked have waited for me to
destroy me: but I will consider thy testimonies. I have seen
an end of all perfection: but thy commandment is exceeding broad.
"Your word, O LORD, is eternal;
it stands firm in the heavens. Your faithfulness continues through
all generations; you established the earth, and it endures. Your
laws endure to this day, for all things serve you. If your law
had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction.
I will never forget your precepts, for by them you have preserved
my life. Save me, for I am yours; I have sought out your precepts.
The wicked are waiting to destroy me, but I will ponder your
statutes. To all perfection I see a limit; but your commands
are boundless." Psalms
119:89-96. One generation
shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty
Who is our teacher, but the Holy Spirit.
But the anointing which ye have received of Him abideth
in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same
anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no
lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
(1 John 2:27)
A Psalm of David: "...Hear me
when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me
when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.
It is sown in dishonour; it
is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:
It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There
is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. And so it is
written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last
Adam was made a quickening spirit. Howbeit that was not first
which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward
that which is spiritual. The first man is of the earth, earthy:
the second man is the Lord from heaven. As is the earthy, such
are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are
they also that are heavenly. (1 Corinthians 15:43-48).
"Grace be to you and peace from
God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ, Who gave himself
for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil
world, according to the will of God and our Father: To whom be
glory for ever and ever. Amen. (Galatians 1:3-5)