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Why will you take the Mark of the Beast?

Because you’re like everyone else.  Does that mean you will take the 666 because you have lied, been envious or greedy?
No.  The failing that will lead to you taking the Mark is not preached in any church.
No synagogue teaches about this sin that will lead to eternal damnation.
Preachers around the world have ignored this wrongdoing for centuries.
What is your heinous crime that will lead to your eternity in the lake of fire?  Is it fornication?  Murder?  Demon worship?  No. You’ll get the Mark of the Beast for a far worse reason.
You’re boring.

 
 

1 Chronicles 17:16
   And David the king came and sat before the LORD, and said, Who am I, O LORD God, and what is mine house, that thou hast brought me hitherto?

 
 

They’re building a digital cage around you.
Right now, technology leaders are preparing a one world digital currency.
Right now, dissenters are losing their banking privileges.
What are you going to do?
Starve to death in the desert?  Beg in the streets?

“What do you mean 'you can’t' use the self-driving taxis?”
“What did you do?”  “You’re not one of ‘them,’ are you?”

You might not believe in the prophecy – but your disbelief will not protect you.
Atheists, scoffers, humanists, religious people and all will have to face the bitter reality of the Mark of the Beast – 666.
If you want to buy, sell, travel, work, eat, survive, you’ll have to take the Mark.
And then you’re damned for eternity.
However, a path exists out of this damnation.

I don’t know what your particular path will be – as it will be unique to you (which is the whole point).

I do know the destination of the path and how you will take it.
You will take the path ‘step by step’ and ‘day by day.’
This long journey’s destination will seem counter-intuitive given the length of the path and its harrowing nature.
The destination is you.  The true you.  The unique you.

 
     
 

Without God putting something special in us by his Grace… none of us are righteous and seek God.
Romans 3:10-12
   As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
   There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
   They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

Isaiah 9:17
   Therefore the Lord shall have no joy in their young men, neither shall have mercy on their fatherless and widows: for every one is an hypocrite and an evildoer, and every mouth speaketh folly.  For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.

Without God, we leave a trail of misery.
Romans 3:16-17
   Destruction and misery are in their ways:
   And the way of peace have they not known

Mark 7:21-22
   For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
   Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness

Galatians 5:19-21
   Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
   Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
   Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like

Jesus had harsh words for the Scribes and Pharisees.
Matthew 23:14
   Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.

These hypocrites only concerned themselves about looking righteous, rather than truly being righteous.
Matthew 23:25-28
   Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.
   Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.
   Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.
    Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.

Matthew 6:16
   Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast.  Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

You might say that you don’t partake in their false nature, their facades.
And you might be completely correct.
But you’re still miserable.  You still live in a world of the wicked’s trail of misery.
These Scribes and Pharisees put on a certain look, a mask, for daily life.
We might call this ‘being fake’.
The Scribes and Pharisees were not being honest – their true selves.

 
     
 

Fast-forwarding to modern times, let’s talk about you.
You might be honest, truthful, straight-shooting.
But when you go to a job interview, you say what is expected.
You may not necessarily lie, but you put on your forced, artificial, plastic smile and say that you are ‘excited about this opportunity’.
And, in front of your boss, you make sure to look busy (just like everyone else).
To get along, you agree with the politically correct opinion of the crowd.

Even if you believe yourself to be politically incorrect, there are certain boundaries that you will not cross.
If you are anti-feminist and reject female authority, you never would mention certain sayings like:
Ephesians 5:33
   …the wife see that she reverence her husband.

1 Corinthians 14:34
   Let your women keep silence in the churches…

Proverbs 5:3-5
   For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil:
   But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword.
   Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell.

 
     
 

1 John 5:19
   …and the whole world lieth in wickedness.

When you get out of bed, you sit in front of a computer at work, or operate a machine like a forklift, or somehow interface with machines and those colored screens.
In your leisure time, like everyone else, you stare at your phone, tablet, laptop, gaming computer, or smart television.
Are you living as a human?  Or are you living in that miserable trail of the destruction of humanity?  …the nihilism.

 
     
 

Mark 3:28-29
   Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme:
   But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation

Not forgivable.

Similarly 666:
Revelation 13:16-18
   And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
   And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
   Here is wisdom.  Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

Revelation 14:9-11
   And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
   The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
   And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

Unsurprisingly, the unforgivable sin of blaspheming the Holy Spirit and the unforgivable sin of taking the Mark of the Beast are linked.

 
     
 

When God called Jonah to preach in the city of Nineveh, Jonah rebelled – and tried to run from God.  (Nineveh was the capital city of Assyria, an enemy of Israel.)
God wanted Jonah to rise up for God’s own purposes, but Jonah rose up for his own selfish purposes.
As a result of rising his own way, Jonah fell downwards repeatedly.
Jonah 1:1-3
   Now the word of the LORD came unto Jonah the son of Amittai, saying,
   Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me.
   But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD, and went down to Joppa; and he found a ship going to Tarshish: so he paid the fare thereof, and went down into it, to go with them unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD.

Rather than walking on water in faith, Jonah relaxed in the safety of the ship – again going downwards.
Jonah 1:5
   But Jonah was gone down into the sides of the ship; and he lay, and was fast asleep.

Again downwards:
Jonah 1:15-17
   So they took up Jonah, and cast him forth into the sea: and the sea ceased from her raging.
   Then the men feared the LORD exceedingly, and offered a sacrifice unto the LORD, and made vows.
   Now the LORD had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.

Similarly, Lucifer exalted himself and was cast down.
Isaiah 14:12-15
   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 hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars 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.

Ezekiel 28:13-17
   Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.
   Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
   Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.
   By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.
   Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.

The wicked join Satan downwards.  Only hell rises to greet.
Isaiah 14:9-10
   Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations.
   All they shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou also become weak as we? art thou become like unto us?

Isaiah 5:14-15
   Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it.
   And the mean man shall be brought down, and the mighty man shall be humbled, and the eyes of the lofty shall be humbled

The uncircumcised heart:
Ezekiel 32:21-22
   The strong among the mighty shall speak to him out of the midst of hell with them that help him: they are gone down, they lie uncircumcised, slain by the sword.
   Asshur is there and all her company: his graves are about him: all of them slain, fallen by the sword

Ezekiel 26:20
   When I shall bring thee down with them that descend into the pit, with the people of old time, and shall set thee in the low parts of the earth, in places desolate of old, with them that go down to the pit, that thou be not inhabited; and I shall set glory in the land of the living;

 
     
 

Christ didn’t believe that it would be robbery (a crime) to be equal with God.
John 5:18
   Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.

But he humbled himself as a servant, even to death.
Philippians 2:3-8
   Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
   Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others
   Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
   Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
   But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
   And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

With death, Christ descended to hell.
Psalm 88:4-6
   I am counted with them that go down into the pit: I am as a man that hath no strength:
   Free among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave, whom thou rememberest no more: and they are cut off from thy hand.
   Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness, in the deeps.

Psalm 69:1-3,14-15,21
   Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul.
   I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.
   I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.
   …Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink: let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters.
   Let not the waterflood overflow me, neither let the deep swallow me up, and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me.
   …They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.

Christ, unlike us, had the power to take his life up again.
John 10:17-18
   Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.
   No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself.  I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again.

Christ’s death for us:
Romans 5:8
   But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

In baptism, we die and are reborn with Christ – but, emulating Christ, Christians humble themselves.
Proverbs 29:23
   A man's pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.

Ezekiel 21:26
   Thus saith the Lord GOD; Remove the diadem, and take off the crown: this shall not be the same: exalt him that is low, and abase him that is high.

Luke 1:48
   For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.

Isaiah 32:11-12
   Tremble, ye women that are at ease; be troubled, ye careless ones: strip you, and make you bare, and gird sackcloth upon your loins.
   They shall lament for the teats, for the pleasant fields, for the fruitful vine.

Psalm 35:13
   …I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom.

Christians choose affliction.
Hebrews 11:35
   …and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection

1 Peter 4:12-14
   Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
   But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.
   If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.

Christians judge themselves via the Word.
1 Corinthians 11:28-32
   But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.
   For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.
   For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.
   For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.
   But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.

If you don’t voluntarily humble yourself, thank God (if he is interested in you) as he will cut you down.
Psalm 94:12
   Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law;

Psalm 119:67
   Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word.

Revelation 3:19
   As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

We grow through affliction by relying on God’s Grace.
Romans 8:17
   And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

 
     
 

With affliction, we can reach upwards.
For Jonah, he needed a look.

Luke 11:34
   The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is clear, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness.

Psalm 119:18
   Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.

Jonah 2:1-8
   Then Jonah prayed unto the LORD his God out of the fish's belly,
   And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the LORD, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heardest my voice.
   For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; and the floods compassed me about: all thy billows and thy waves passed over me.
   Then I said, I am cast out of thy sight; yet I will look again toward thy holy temple.
   The waters compassed me about, even to the soul: the depth closed me round about, the weeds were wrapped about my head.
   I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was about me for ever: yet hast thou brought up my life from corruption, O LORD my God.
   When my soul fainted within me I remembered the LORD: and my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple.
   They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.

Similarly, Saul of Tarsus, who would later be referred to as Paul (the Apostle Paul), endured being cut down, but arose for Jesus (even though he had persecuted Jesus).
Sight upwards was critical for Paul’s Grace – a linkage upwards.
Acts 9:3-9
   And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven:
   And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?
   And he said, Who art thou, Lord?  And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.
   And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do?  And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.
   And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man.
   And Saul arose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened, he saw no man: but they led him by the hand, and brought him into Damascus.
   And he was three days without sight, and neither did eat nor drink.

After affliction, three days similar to Jonah and Christ, Saul’s vision returned as the scales (fish? reptilian? an illness?) fell off.
Acts 9:17-18
   And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost.
   And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized.

2 Corinthians 4:4
   In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

Acts 26:18-19
   To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.
   Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision

 
     
 

Why do we have all this suffering, affliction, humility and desperation for our connection upwards via Grace?
So that we can be ourselves.
If you are drowning in a river and you see someone on the riverbank, do you act dignified and politically correct towards that someone?  No, you simply flail your arms and yell: “Help!”

In that moment, we are not putting on a plastic smile, acting corporate or ‘fake’ as the Scribes and Pharisees did in front of Christ.
In that moment, we are truly ourselves.

The whole point of life on earth is so that God can have a people for fellowship.
Micah 6:4-8
   For I brought thee up out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed thee out of the house of servants; and I sent before thee Moses, Aaron, and Miriam.
   O my people, remember now what Balak king of Moab consulted, and what Balaam the son of Beor answered him from Shittim unto Gilgal; that ye may know the righteousness of the LORD.
   Wherewith shall I come before the LORD, and bow myself before the high God? shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves of a year old?
   Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams, or with ten thousands of rivers of oil? shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?
   He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God.

You’ll have to get rid of that plastic smile – as the sacrifice that God wants is you.  You and only you.
Deuteronomy 10:12
   And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul

Hosea 11:10-11
   They shall walk after the LORD: he shall roar like a lion: when he shall roar, then the children shall tremble from the west.
   They shall tremble as a bird out of Egypt, and as a dove out of the land of Assyria: and I will place them in their houses, saith the LORD.

Why does God want only you – and not your accomplishments and your prestige?
You might say that, while, you've done questionable things, you’ve also done extraordinary things.
You did well at the workplace, you were kind to animals, you helped people who were ill, and you had many friendly moments with lots of people.

But no one will care in decades to come about any of this (beyond your book of judgement).
What matters is everlasting works – works started by the Holy Spirit.
When you have truly found your place and role in life, your proper good works will bring the fruits of the spirit that mold you – the you who can then fit into a permanent, harmonious world.
Isaiah 64:8
   But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.

Isaiah 54:16
   Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy.

1 Corinthians 15:58
   Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

The Apostle Paul did not backslide and veer from his path given from God.
Paul chose to continue in the path that was affliction to mold him (and then mold God’s people) – a people for an eternal world.
Acts 9:15-16
   But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:
   For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name's sake.

Similarly, Peter:
Luke 18:28
   Then Peter said, Lo, we have left all, and followed thee.

John 21:17
   Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

And similarly, we endure so that we can be ourselves, our true selves – who can be a people for God.
However, only when we have any false/fake nature removed through honesty – honesty from affliction, can God build upon who we truly are.
Metal refining removes the impurities.
Ezekiel 22:18
   Son of man, the house of Israel is to me become dross: all they are bronze, and tin, and iron, and lead, in the midst of the furnace; they are even the dross of silver.

Isaiah 48:10
   Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.

Zechariah 13:9
   And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.

Romans 5:3-5
   And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
   And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
   And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

James 1:2-6
   My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
   Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
   But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
   If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
   But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering.

If God were to build upon our present selves (our dishonest selves) that would rapidly fall away in eternity.
What is honesty?  Honesty is truth – that is: opening all of our hearts, who we truly are, by examining ourselves with confession – to have honest, truthful fellowship with God and our fellow man.
Dishonesty is falsehood.
In our moments of trouble, desperation, we have that humility which brings honesty.
When we are afflicted, we search the Bible for help – where is God to help us?
And we then honestly examine ourselves in the mirror.
1 Corinthians 13:12
   For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

In contrast, when we are relaxed at a party with peers, we might be dishonest about our accomplishments, a bit boastful.
Darkness is necessary to hide that shameful dishonesty – those lies, those falsehoods.
God is all light, and cannot tolerate that dishonesty.
2 Corinthians 4:2
   But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.

Let’s say that you are at that party, and you might be a bit boastful about your athletic accomplishments.  And you also say that you have been able to coach youths regarding your athletic skills.
You might sentimentally remember the past (which is remembering the good, and forgetting the bad) – and believe these boasts yourself.
And, at this party, you might talk about how you were so kind, patient and helpful with people.  Again, you exaggerate, but, as you wistfully remember the past – that’s you, right?
Isaiah 28:7
   But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the way through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment.

God cannot build upon these items.
You won’t fit into a permanent, harmonious world.  God can never cobble you out and build upon who you really are – as you will fight God on what God needs to work on in you.  You will not confess reality.  (And God can never have fellowship with this false you.)

Isaiah 28:9-10
   Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.
   For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little

God will say that you need to improve your body, and your ability to teach youth, as well as your kindness and patience – and you will fight him on every point.
God might want you to be a mighty man of valour, or a patient teacher, but since your view of yourself is only valid in the darkness (rather than the light) – others will have to validate you in the darkness, where sin reigns, as truth is hidden – not proper fellowship with man.

No, you need to be taken from that comfortable party with wistful sentimentality where everyone congratulates one another.
You need to be in the furnace of affliction for honesty and truth.
If you’re drowning, you’re going to yell: “Help,” rather than snootishly explain how you are normally a great swimmer.

Why does God hate pride so much?
Proverbs 21:4
   An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin.

Isaiah 16:6
   We have heard of the pride of Moab; he is very proud: even of his haughtiness, and his pride, and his wrath: but his lies shall not be so.

Because it’s that lie about who you are.  It’s that darkness that masks who you truly are.
And these lies will not fit into an everlasting world, as you will be found out.  It turns out that you don’t have all the answers.  Your lies will not stand the test of time.
Matthew 22:11-13
   And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:
   And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.
   Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

 
     
 

God wants you.  But who are you?
We were built to last – to be eternal.
Romans 2:7
   To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life

But Job rightly indicated that we are born and die without anything material.
Job 1:21
   And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.

For immortality, we must put on incorruption.
1 Corinthians 15:53-55
   For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
   So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
   O death, where is thy sting?  O grave, where is thy victory?

Job 29:14
   I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as a robe and a diadem.

Isaiah 59:17
   For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloke.

Ephesians 6:13-14
   Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
   Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

Putting on the only righteousness acceptable to God, a character molded by good works started by the Holy Spirit, is the only clothing that survives with us to eternity.
This path of affliction molds our character:
1) stripping away the falsehoods about ourselves and
2) building upon what is left – who we truly are.
Acts 14:22
   …exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.

Everything else gained in this life (under the sun) is vanity (vanity meaning futility, frustration, fading away).
Why?  Because you can’t take it with you (when you die).
Ecclesiastes 1:2-3   
   Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.
   What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the sun?

Paul viewed the non-eternal as dung.
Philippians 3:7-9
   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

Only the new man matters – as our prideful lies have been stripped away and our true selves are built upon by God – creating a new man which can fit into eternity.
Ephesians 4:22-24
   That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
   And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
   And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

Colossians 3:9-10
   Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;
   And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him

 
     
 

Christ became a man – human.
Daniel 7:13-14
   I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.
   And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.

Jesus most frequently referred to himself as ‘the son of man.’
Matthew 8:20
   And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.

Mark 14:62
   And Jesus said, I am: and ye shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.

Luke 18:8
   I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?

Christ’s humanity meant being of the Spirit – linked to God via the Holy Spirit.
Luke 3:22
   And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.

We walk on water:
Galatians 5:16,25
   This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
   …If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

We are guided by the Holy Spirit.
Like Jonah and Paul, we look upwards.
John 17:1
   These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee

Psalm 121:1-2
   I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
   My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.

We go towards that perfect day.
Proverbs 4:18
   But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

What is that destination of perfection (alternative translations: maturity, fulfillment, completion)?
The destination is being human like Christ.
The destination is being you.  You and only you.
You repent and strip away old ‘good’ works and those lies about yourself, which cannot live in the light/truth.
You find your place in life that God has for you.
In the role that God has for us, we are human, that is, who we are truly meant to be.

Someone created as a plumber will never be happy being an airline pilot.
Someone created as a race car driver will never be happy driving a dump truck.

 
     
 

And those in Christ, on their proper path, do not and cannot commit sin.
1 John 3:9
   Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

1 John 5:18
   We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.

That seems rather odd.
Even committed Christians do seem to stumble.  They don’t seem to be without sin.
But with legal marriage to Christ, Jesus accounts for our sins.
1 Peter 2:24
   Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

Romans 6:11
   Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

For example, if you are guided by the Holy Spirit into a new job…
Galatians 5:18
   But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.

…you might have an employment agreement (a covenant) with evil people.
2 Corinthians 6:14-15
   Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
   And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?

1 Timothy 5:22
   Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure.

But you might be at that job so that the mirror is close, and you can examine yourself, enduring those trials with those people, and have proper fellowship (with good/not with evil) in the future.
Psalm 23:4-5
   Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
   Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Similarly, you might be led into an environment of female leadership – so that you can truly grasp its evil.
1 Timothy 2:11-12
   Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.
   But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.

1 Timothy 1:20
   Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.

As long as you walk towards Christ and endure to the end, you are not guilty.
1 John 1:7-10
   But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
   If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
   If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
   If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

With Christ, we do not fear being guilty under The Law (and thus we can be honest and confess).
If we stumble from this and repent, Jesus can uphold us.
Psalm 145:14
   The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down.

Psalm 55:22
   Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.

On the day of judgement, our proper everlasting works survive – and we can take that with us beyond this life – as our new selves – molded by proper trials and good works.
1 Corinthians 3:13-15
   Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.
   If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
   If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

 
     
 

To truly understand how Christians cannot sin, we need to view ourselves from God’s perspective.

God exists in eternity.
Isaiah 57:15
   For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy;

1 Timothy 1:17
   Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

In fact, normal existence is in eternity.
Galatians 6:8
   For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

To be ‘normal’ in God’s eyes, we envision the eternal.
2 Corinthians 4:17-18
   For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
   While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

We might think of ‘eternity’ or being ‘eternal’ as living or existing forever – a really, really long time.
While acceptable, strictly speaking, this is not correct.
Eternity is existing outside of time.
If we were to voyage on a spaceship beyond earth, we would not have our time defined by days (sun and moon rises) or years (earth around the sun).
Time would lose meaning.
And, when we die, our book (where we dwell in time) is closed.
Hebrews 9:27
   And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment

Ecclesiastes 11:3
   …and if the tree fall toward the south, or toward the north, in the place where the tree falleth, there it shall be.

With judgement, God sees us as just or unjust.  There is no in-between.
Acts 24:15
   And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.

Daniel 12:2
   And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

John 5:28-29
   Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,
   And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.

This seems rather odd.  We all can see nuances in terms of being righteous or wicked.
How can God only see people as entirely good or entirely evil?

God knows the end of us all.
Isaiah 46:10
   Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done…

Isaiah 41:4
   Who hath wrought and done it, calling the generations from the beginning? I the LORD, the first, and with the last; I am he.

Jeremiah 1:5
   Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.

Psalm 139:1-4
   O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me.
   Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.
   Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.
   For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether.

Some of us run the blade towards perfection of who we are (alternative translations of perfection: fulfillment, completion and maturity).
We are alive and justified (justified means: just as if we’ve never sinned) with Christ, as we are our unique, individual part of the body of the bride of Christ.
2 Corinthians 4:11
   …that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.

Romans 6:5
   For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection

But, the rest of us don’t become the person we should have been.
The core of the Bible is a warning against this rebellion – the corruption of us – who we are without Grace.
At the end of our lives, we either followed the Holy Spirit to be cobbled out with affliction to whom we should be, or we rebelled.  There is no middle-ground.
And, with his wisdom, God already knows our end.
God hated Esau from birth.
That seems rather mean.
Romans 9:11-15
   (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;)
   It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger.
   As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.
   What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid.
   For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.

But God foreknew that Esau would despise his birthright – despising the blessing from God.
Genesis 25:33-34
   And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.
   Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.

In contrast, with wisdom, God knew that the Apostle Paul would finish his path to become complete.
Near the end of his life, Paul wrote:
2 Timothy 4:6-8
   For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.
   I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:
   Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day…

 
     
 
    A lot of people believe that God created the sun in Genesis 1:3.
    Genesis 1:3-5
       And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
       And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
       And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

    No, God made the sun in:
    Genesis 1:16
       And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.

    When God said ‘Let there be light’ in Genesis 1:3, the light was begotten Christ.
    Revelation 21:23
       And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.

    Revelation 22:5
       And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.

    Isaiah 60:19-20
       The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.
       Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the LORD shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.

    The darkness does not understand the light.
    John 1:1-5
       In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
       The same was in the beginning with God.
       All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
       In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
       And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

    But, in the darkness of the fish’s belly, Jonah mercifully still had that Grace link upwards.
    Jonah 2:1-7
       Then Jonah prayed unto the LORD his God out of the fish's belly,
       And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the LORD, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heardest my voice.
       For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; and the floods compassed me about: all thy billows and thy waves passed over me.
       Then I said, I am cast out of thy sight; yet I will look again toward thy holy temple.
       The waters compassed me about, even to the soul: the depth closed me round about, the weeds were wrapped about my head.
       I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was about me for ever: yet hast thou brought up my life from corruption, O LORD my God.
       When my soul fainted within me I remembered the LORD: and my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple.

    Grace is visual beauty in God’s eyes – but to receive that Grace, Jonah had to look upwards – as God looks down at Jonah – a two way relationship of fellowship.
    To be out of the darkness of the fish’s belly, and back into the light of God, Jonah had to set aside the ‘lying vanities’ (falsehoods) and ‘sacrifice unto God.’
    Jonah 2:8-10
       They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.
       But I will sacrifice unto thee
    with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD.
       And the LORD spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.

    Jonah had to get rid of the lies (confess) that we all can have in the darkness.
    The light is truth – and those lies about ourselves cannot exist there.
    John 3:20-21
       For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
       But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

    The sacrifice of Jonah to God was himself – what God wanted.
    This sacrifice of Jonah is finding the true Jonah.
    By leaving the darkness, Jonah had to sacrifice the false Jonah – the prideful, self-willed, self-assured Jonah – the Jonah who would find the answers to life his own way (and fail), and never ran the blade.
    Jonah’s true, honest self that could exist in the light was not the dapper, slick guy (that we all want to be).
    (Most preachers become too dignified and sophisticated to talk about everyday important issues like obesity, our bodies or the need for hot wives.)
    Jonah’s repentance was not dignified.
    Jonah 2:10
       And the LORD spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.

    Our self which can exist in God’s light (where we cannot lie to ourselves regarding how ‘outstanding’ we are) has to give up the old.
    That includes our dignity.
    Saul of Tarsus (who would later be referred to as Paul) had to receive sight from and join those whom he persecuted.
    That must have been awkward.
    Acts 9:13,26
       Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem…
       And when Saul was come to Jerusalem, he assayed to join himself to the disciples: but they were all afraid of him, and believed not that he was a disciple.
 
     
 

The light is truth.
Psalm 43:3
   O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.

2 Corinthians 4:6
   For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

John 1:9
   That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

Darkness hides our lies, our falsehoods.
Proverbs 4:19
   The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.

John 3:19
   …and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

Even in a totally dark room – a very small candle will get rid of darkness.
Where did the darkness go?  It simply disappeared.  Physical darkness’s comprehension of the light does not exist.

If we are at that party, we might talk about our great accomplishments, and how we know certain people and how we’ve done great things for them.
But what if we are exaggerating/lying – and we are found out?
What if we haven’t done what we have said, and the people involved contradict us?
What we spoke of – those accomplishments – simply disappear with the truth, the light.
The light/truth can comprehend the darkness/lies by logically disproving the lies.
But those lies we told at the party cannot logically disprove the truth.  Darkness has no comprehension.

When Job and his friends contemplated and spoke of God (and were correct a lot – but were wrong in many ways)…  God appeared with his light of truth.  (But this light wasn’t exactly happy-happy-fun time.)
Job 38:1-5
   Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,
   Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?
   Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me.
   Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.
   Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?

Amos 5:18-23
   Woe unto you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end is it for you? the day of the LORD is darkness, and not light.
   As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him.
   Shall not the day of the LORD be darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it?
   I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your solemn assemblies.
   Though ye offer me burnt offerings and your meat offerings, I will not accept them: neither will I regard the peace offerings of your fat beasts.
   Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols.

Just like God cannot build the new man (a repentant you) on the prideful lies that you arrogantly think about yourself, God could not build a Bible on Job’s and his friends’ falsehoods about God.
God had to strip away the lies and set the record straight in the book of Job – for the true message.

 
     
 

Isaiah 44:18
   They have not known nor understood: for he hath shut their eyes, that they cannot see; and their hearts, that they cannot understand.

Isaiah 29:10
   For the LORD hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered.

Isaiah 66:4
   I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not.

Do you need all of this?  Do you need light and truth?
No.
Certainly a viable option for you is downwards.
Darken your heart.  Enjoy the party with your self-congratulatory friends.  Enjoy the churches which have become ‘bless me’ clubs.
Romans 1:21-22
   Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
   Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools

Falling down (man to birds to animals to crawling reptiles):
Romans 1:23
   And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

To have access to God, you need a High Priest and a Covenant.
But, by falling down, your Covenant is with the seen (which is created), rather than the unseen.
Romans 1:24-25
   Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
   Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

Note how, with falling down, men’s homosexuality emerges.
Men leave the natural use of women.
Women’s homosexuality also emerges – that is, women becoming active rather than reactive.
Note how women’s homosexuality is described as taking a life role of initiative (a role promoted by most churches).
Romans 1:26-27
   For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
   And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

What happened that brought about this homosexuality (as with Sodom)?
Pride, wealth, easy living, and not helping the poor.
Ezekiel 16:49
   Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.

We put our feet up, as living was easy.
Unlike:
Philippians 3:10-11
   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.

 
     
 

King Solomon excelled regarding riches and wisdom.
2 Chronicles 9:22
   And king Solomon passed all the kings of the earth in riches and wisdom.

But his heart became imperfect.
1 Kings 11:9
   And the LORD was angry with Solomon, because his heart was turned from the LORD God of Israel…

With a heart fallen from God, King Solomon was cut off from God (as of his writing of the Book of Ecclesiastes).
But, King Solomon still had his wisdom.
Matthew 10:16
   be ye therefore wise as serpents…

And Solomon knew that all of the seen world (under heaven) was vanity (meaning: futility, frustration, fading away).
Ecclesiastes 1:13-15
   And I gave my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all things that are done under heaven: this sore travail hath God given to the sons of man to be exercised therewith.
   I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit.
   That which is crooked cannot be made straight: and that which is wanting cannot be numbered.

King Solomon’s fallen days were like the modern world’s last days, in this fallen world.
We have so much wisdom, so much wealth potentially available, but all is vanity.
You know the score, pal.  A score is twenty.
666:
2 Chronicles 9:13
   Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred and threescore and six talents of gold;

As the world races towards the Mark of the Beast, 666, the rulers of this world create potential for tremendous wisdom and knowledge (the internet of all things), and potential for tremendous wealth for those who submit to the new morality (social justice, feminism, one world religion) of the Devil – but also a reality that is ultimately cut from the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

 
     
 

China has already launched its social credit system, which financially rewards those who conform to a new morality.
And the West also now financially punishes those guilty of ‘wrong-think’ – removing banking facilities from those not conforming to the new morality.
What is this new morality?
The new morality is of a fallen Lucifer, who always wanted to be like God and Christ, and be our hero, our savior – and have his own people.
Isaiah 14:13-14
   For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars 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.

2 Thessalonians 2:3-4
   …and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
   Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

And God promises the Devil his own people.
Revelation 14:9-10
   If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
   The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation;

But, a fallen Lucifer never could replicate the morality, the Grace of God towards man.
The darkness never could exist with or understand the light.
John 1:5
   And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

John 12:35
   Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.

But the fallen Lucifer, Satan, knows how to condemn, to accuse.
What condemns us?  The Law.
Deuteronomy 27:26
   Cursed be he that confirmeth not all the words of this law to do them.

2 Corinthians 3:7
   But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones…

The Devil knows rules.
And he knows how to mimic rules – his own version of The Law.
The computers in China’s social credit system have algorithms which enforce new rules, the new morality.

 
     
 

So, these days, you go to work, and fill the gaps between the machines – what machines cannot do.
And, in your free time, you stare at a computer screen.
As the rulers of the world ready the Mark of the Beast, you will get ready to conform to the rules.
You recycle your garbage, as per the rules.
You pay your taxes, as per the rules.
You drive your car, as per the rules.
You update Microsoft Windows, as per the rules.
Just like everyone else.
The news says that the world is progressing to new heights, and you conform with your plastic smile.

Do you even have time to find who you truly are?
Are you even human – as you are dedicated to the external rules from the machine, and never change your heart?
You might have wealth and the internet of all things – and medical miracles and techy wizardry from the new morality… but you will never be happy (like King Solomon), as you never will be who you truly are.
With rules, you will have a proud look – as you’ve achieved according to the rules, rules and rules.
But you will be a dump truck driver who should be a race car driver.

 
     
 

We live in such a rapidly changing world, with new age of consent/sexual relationship rules, new driving rules (bicycle lanes, car emission laws, self-driving rules), new gender morality rules (don’t hold the door open for a woman/or do hold the door open – it may have changed), new educational curriculum rules, etc.

Back in Biblical times, what would people call ‘rules’?
In a world that stayed the same mostly, they would call the rules ‘traditions.’
You would be a shepherd, a goat herder, a butcher, a blacksmith, a musician, a dancer, or a housewife as per the traditions of that job or role.
And, traditions in life would guide morality, as with works of The Law (as a means to achieve righteousness).
The word ‘tradition’ appears numerous times in the Bible (King James Version) – all times in the New Testament.
The context of the word ‘tradition’ in the New Testament is almost entirely negative.
Matthew 15:1-9
   Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying,
   Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.
   But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?
   For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.
   But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me;
   And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.
   Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,
   This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
   But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

Colossians 2:8
   Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

Regarding the word ‘tradition,’ we have wisdom when we count the number of the beast.
Revelation 13:18
   Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

In the original Hebrew language of the Old Testament and in the original Greek language of the New Testament, words can be represented as numbers (as each letter represents a number).
The number values of ‘wealth’ in Acts 19:25 from the original Greek New Testament add up to 666.
Acts 19:25
   Whom he called together with the workmen of like occupation, and said, Sirs, ye know that by this craft we have our wealth.



Some other words in the Bible add up to 666.
When you examine the original Greek language of the New Testament, you find that the letters in the word ‘tradition’ add up to 666.

666 wealth will come from the rules, the rules and more rules enforced by our new moral leader of an antichrist nature.
And, of course, even these modern day new rules (in a high-technology world) would be justified by hearkening to traditions such as “Creating a safe environment for all participants” and “No child being left behind.”
Exodus 22:21-22
   Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.
   Ye shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child.

Or consider environmentalism:
Genesis 2:15
   And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.

The number ‘7’ represents perfection and completion and is associated with God.
Revelation 1:20
   The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.

Numbers 23:29
   And Balaam said unto Balak, Build me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven bullocks and seven rams.

The number ‘6’ represents the best man can do without God.
Sin by definition is falling short, missing the mark.
(Incidentally, transgressing and trespassing means crossing a known boundary.)
Thus 6 is the number of falling short of 7.
And the Father, Son and Holy Ghost (three) form 777, while the counterfeit is 666.
In the New Testament Greek, Jesus numbers to 888 – 8 being the number of resurrection (7+1).

 
     
 

The whole point of life on earth is that God/Christ can have their own people.
Perhaps your biggest failing is that you’re dull.  You’re boring.  You’re bland.
At work, you fill the gaps between the machines, using the software that everyone else uses – then you say the politically correct lines that everyone else says.  You support the home sports team and enjoy the latest happy, rescued puppy video from the machine.  Then you go to the fast food franchise.  You eat the processed food (deemed to be profitable to the food corp. as per the spreadsheet profitability rules).
You are a carbon copy of everyone else.
Romans 12:2
   And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

While Christians are to be united...
Philippians 2:2
   Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.

Ephesians 4:4-6
   There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
   One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
   One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

Genesis 13:8
   And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren.

…within that unity, Christians are to be individuals.
Romans 12:6
   Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us…

Ephesians 4:7
   But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.

1 Corinthians 12:4-6
   Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
   And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.
   And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.

Luke 12:7
   But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.

From unified ointment on the head to individual droplets:
Psalm 133:1-3
   Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
   It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments;
   As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.

Remembered, unlike tears in rain.
Psalm 56:8
   Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?

Many might consider the greetings (that take up quite a bit of the last part of Romans) to be inconsequential, but this is how God sees us – as individuals, by name.
Romans 16:1,3-15,21-23
   I commend unto you Phebe our sister…
   Greet Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in Christ Jesus:
   Who have for my life laid down their own necks: unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles.
   Likewise greet the church that is in their house. Salute my wellbeloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia unto Christ.
   Greet Mary, who bestowed much labour on us.
   Salute Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen, and my fellowprisoners, who are of note among the apostles, who also were in Christ before me.
   Greet Amplias my beloved in the Lord.
   Salute Urbane, our helper in Christ, and Stachys my beloved.
   Salute Apelles approved in Christ. Salute them which are of Aristobulus' household.
   Salute Herodion my kinsman. Greet them that be of the household of Narcissus, which are in the Lord.
   Salute Tryphena and Tryphosa, who labour in the Lord. Salute the beloved Persis, which laboured much in the Lord.
   Salute Rufus chosen in the Lord, and his mother and mine.
   Salute Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermas, Patrobas, Hermes, and the brethren which are with them.
   Salute Philologus, and Julia, Nereus, and his sister, and Olympas, and all the saints which are with them.
   …Timotheus my workfellow, and Lucius, and Jason, and Sosipater, my kinsmen, salute you.
   I Tertius, who wrote this epistle, salute you in the Lord.
   Gaius mine host, and of the whole church, saluteth you. Erastus the chamberlain of the city saluteth you, and Quartus a brother.

 
     
 

Psalm 2:2
   The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed…

Psalm 83:4-5
   They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
   For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee

“We are one.”
You’ve probably heard that mantra from so many false religions.
Why?
Because the Devil and his angels and demons are condemned to the lake of fire for eternal torment, their strategy is to pollute the human race, to make all men turn away from Christ.
A righteous God will have to condemn all of mankind along with the Devil and the fallen angels/demons – if mankind is “one” with Satan and is not of Christ.
The Devil does not care if you are all the same – bland, boring and dull – as long as you agree to the same mainstream media narrative, enjoy Hollywood movies, say that women ‘have so much to contribute,’ and that you believe in ‘true gender equality’ and ‘common sense.’

You say that ‘diversity is our strength’ which perversely means that we all think the same.  (But we enjoy all the ‘latest McDonald’s specials.’  ...for a limited time.)
Even if you counter the mainstream narrative, you still stand with Lucifer’s pride and believe that you and yours will save the world one meme or internet petition at a time.

 
     
 

As the Mark of the Beast ramps up, with blockchains, databases and tracking that allow the demonic to know all about you – replicating God’s knowledge of you – what are you going to do?
You can go to work with your plastic smile – not causing too many problems for the new morality.
You can navigate this world and say the things that won’t get you kicked off the international payment system.
You can work within the rules.
You think that you are a rebel against the new morality as you push the rules – like a skilled accountant navigating the tax system.
But, as you push those rules – you never discover yourself.
You simply will never be happy, as you are on an endless regime of navigating rules, rules and rules.
You cannot relax and express yourself.
You never speak your mind – as your true self – and have truthful fellowship with other people and God.

You never become human.
You are a derivative of what the machine allows.

 
     
 

As part of the machine, you might have great wealth, technologies, wisdom and knowledge.
Daniel 12:4
   But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.

But you never experience yourself, your life.  An unhappy you is doing what everybody else does – navigating the machine and its rules with your plastic smile.
Mercifully, if God is interested in you, your life will collapse.
God’s solution to our situation is not some massaging of our lives, or adding a bit of education.  It’s execution.
The solution to this situation is the cross.
After affliction, you are dead to the world (with Christ) and its machines – the rules.

Colossians 2:20-22
   Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances,
   (Touch not; taste not; handle not;
   Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men?

Break free of the rules of the machine’s flesh – to the law of liberty.
John 8:32
   And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

Romans 8:21
   Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.

James 2:12
   So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty.

 
     
 

If you attend a church, you then sit in a pew chair every week, and say that you hate abortion and homosexuality.
You’re saved!  (Or are you?)
And, you’re still depressed as you stare at those screens, and fill in the gaps between the machines at work.
Also, you live in a world where the rise of crypocurrencies will eventually be enforced by the government, and you’ll have to take the Mark of the Beast to avoid starvation.

God’s people, as a normality, fast and seek guidance.
Ezra 8:21
   Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river of Ahava, that we might afflict ourselves before our God, to seek of him a right way for us, and for our little ones, and for all our substance.

2 Chronicles 20:3
   And Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek the LORD, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah.

To reach God, you have to seek with all of your heart to be delivered.
1 Samuel 7:3
   And Samuel spake unto all the house of Israel, saying, If ye do return unto the LORD with all your hearts, then put away the strange gods and Ashtaroth from among you, and prepare your hearts unto the LORD, and serve him only: and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines.

In all things:
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
   Rejoice evermore.
   Pray without ceasing.
   In every thing give thanks

Ephesians 5:20
   Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

It’s every day:
Luke 9:23
   And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.

Faith is commitment.
Psalm 37:5
   Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.

Habakkuk 2:4
   …but the just shall live by his faith.

To navigate this complex and changing world, we need specific, daily guidance.

Say it.  Proclaim it.  Speak your guidance into existence.
Psalm 27:11
   Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.

Psalm 32:8
   I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.

Isaiah 30:21
   And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.

Psalm 19:14
   Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.

 
     
 

John 16:13
   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.

Romans 8:14
   For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

Those who refuse leadership by the Holy Spirit are out of hope.
God has no one else to send you.
Matthew 12:31-32
   Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.
   And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.

Those who choose to solve things on their own and refuse guidance from the Holy Spirit continue their road towards the ‘social credit scoring’ systems similar to China’s and use of a one world digital currency – which enforce an outside morality of rules.
You will put on that plastic smile, a mask, a false/dishonest you, as you navigate the new morality – a morality not in your renewed heart from God, but an outside morality.
But you could have access to great wealth, and new cyber-genetics – the new humanity.
But you’ll be inhuman.
And you will never have true joy, as you won’t be you.
You’ll still hope that staring at the latest glass rectangle will make you happy.
And, at the end, you won’t fit into a permanent, harmonious world.

 
     
 

In contrast, those led by the Holy Spirit, dead to the worldly, have their honest moment with God, and admit their true self – that they don’t have all the answers, and they need help.

Those guided by the Holy Spirit will still have to go to work with the plastic smile and have tainted fellowship – for now.
Although we have daily, continuous commitment, we wait on the Lord.
Isaiah 30:18
   And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.

1 Peter 5:6-7
   Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
   Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

When God exalts you – what is that?
That is you becoming you.
That is you becoming human.
That is you becoming Christ-like – what everyone should have been – linked upwards via the Spirit towards selflessness, charity and mercy – rather than animalistic eat/sleep/consumer pleasure.

On the trials and tribulations of life, as you confess the true you, God can build upon this confessed, true, honest you.  You’re no longer going to argue with God that you are really ‘kind and patient’ – a good person.
On that jagged blade, the path of your life, God can cobble you out to be the person you are supposed to be.
He can build on your truthful self, as, through confession and your ‘help’ moments of honesty, you have proper fellowship with God regarding what needs to improve and be built upon.
And, on your walk with the Lord, you will be able to progressively take off that plastic smile, that false self, that mask.
You will be able to speak with boldness, that is, speak as you please.
Acts 4:18-20
   And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus.
   But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye.
   For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.

Speak as you please:
1 Kings 14:10
   Therefore, behold, I will bring evil upon the house of Jeroboam, and will cut off from Jeroboam him that pisseth against the wall, and him that is shut up and left in Israel, and will take away the remnant of the house of Jeroboam, as a man taketh away dung, till it be all gone.

We have confidence, as, being purple, we are in God’s will, and can do as we like.
1 John 5:14
   And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us

Help yourself to the goodness:
Matthew 7:7-10
   Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
   For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
   Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?
   Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?

 
     
 

We have wisdom when we see ourselves as God’s wife, his woman.
Isaiah 54:5
   For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name;

Jeremiah 3:14
   Turn, O backsliding children, saith the LORD; for I am married unto you

Are we a properly prepared bride or a whore?
I
saiah 61:10
   I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.

Under the religion of feminism, the price of houses women has gone through the roof.
Some of us have had to rent rather than buy.
If you visit a stripper or a prostitute, how does she behave?
She conforms to the rules.  You pay her some money, and she’ll do the dance; she’ll take off the clothes, if you pay according to the rules.
She looks at you with those dead eyes, and just wants the money, and she’ll sort of do the sex things that she is supposed to do.
Like those who conform to the rules of The Law, rather than the Spirit, she does the boring minimum of the rules of the game.
Mark 7:6-8
   Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.
   Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
   For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.

Unlike:
Matthew 5:41
   And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him two.

And, she may push those rules, like a clever lawyer with his caseload, or an accountant with tax law.  Exploit those loopholes.
Luke 6:2
   And certain of the Pharisees said unto them, Why do ye that which is not lawful to do on the sabbath days?

Luke 23:2
   And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this fellow perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying that he himself is Christ a King.

Mark 3:2
   And they watched him, whether he would heal him on the sabbath day; that they might accuse him.

She’ll navigate the rules and give us that plastic smile.
True faith is about commitment and loyalty.
Proverbs 16:3
   Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.

Romans 1:17
   For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

But she just knows the rules of the game.

 
     
 

The core of the whore is witchcraft.
Galatians 3:1-3
   O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?
   This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
   Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?

So many professing Christians, who have learned of Christ, turn back to the works of the flesh – pursuing rules by our own hands, our own efforts.
They rebuff the Holy Spirit’s impressions and guidance towards Christ.
After finding Christ, turning to our own efforts via rules is just like worshipping false gods and idols (witchcraft), as you are not submitting to God’s authority, but to a rebellious authority (and that rebellious authority often is yourself).
1 Samuel 15:22-23
   Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.
   For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.  Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.

When we forget faith towards Grace – and our faith is not committed and loyal, we do what the whore does – navigating the rules by our own efforts.
The result is our hellish world of the whore of Babylon.
Why?
By forgetting a view upwards towards Christ and the unseen, the whore pursues the seen… her own goals.
The whore wants a new, flashy car or some name brand merchandise.
She can navigate the rules towards those.
She intimidates, manipulates, and dominates to get her way.
If she can’t intimate someone, she’ll manipulate.
However, the result is to dominate to get her way – but all within the rules.

We can see that our modern world – of the whore (with that false smile, but navigating the rules) results in a people of law-abiding citizens.
Indeed, the true nature of the human race emerges.
People pursue money, pleasure, their career goals, even their favorite charitable causes – all within the rules.
But our hearts are cold, like the whore’s.
Without a new heart:
Nahum 3:1-4
   Woe to the bloody city! it is all full of lies and robbery; the prey departeth not;
   The noise of a whip, and the noise of the rattling of the wheels, and of the pransing horses, and of the jumping chariots.
   The horseman lifteth up both the bright sword and the glittering spear: and there is a multitude of slain, and a great number of carcases; and there is none end of their corpses; they stumble upon their corpses:
   Because of the multitude of the whoredoms of the wellfavoured harlot, the mistress of witchcrafts, that selleth nations through her whoredoms, and families through her witchcrafts.

 
     
 

In contrast, a proper Christian wife has unlimited potential.
A man’s relationship with her grows beyond the mechanical sex things and that forced, plastic smile.
She truly wants to be one with her husband.
Mark 10:7-8
   For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife;
   And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh.

1 Corinthians 6:16-17
   What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.
   But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.

The art of her is truly exciting.  Not boring and dull.  We can explore all of her and grow with her as one.
We live beyond rules – where she’s exhilarating.  She’ll put her hand down our trousers and have a rummage.
Song of Solomon 4:9
   Thou hast ravished my heart, my sister, my spouse; thou hast ravished my heart with one of thine eyes, with one chain of thy neck.

Song of Solomon 5:15
   His legs are as pillars of marble, set upon sockets of fine gold: his countenance is as Lebanon, excellent as the cedars.

 
     
 

All of us have at some point listened to a preacher of some religion.
This religion could be a version of Christianity, feminism, social justice, political correctness or some political movement.
The Christian preacher might put on the mask with that ‘preacher’s voice’ that we’ve all heard.
A different preacher might give a ‘diversity’ lecture or sexual harassment training.
Another preacher might talk about the importance of a group’s political movement.

All these preachers are very serious, very ‘white-knuckled.’
What they have to say to us is very worrying and we should take these things seriously.
Climate change, workplace sensitivity, or invasion of immigrants…
All these preachers have to speak in a serious tone.
If we ask questions and point out the hypocrisies of these preachers’ ideologies, the seriousness is necessary to stop questions and hold together the shaky nature of these versions of Christianity, feminism, social movements, pseudo-science, or political movements.

However, under proper Christianity, we don’t have to be like this – like the Scribes and Pharisees with their seriousness – which leads to fearmongering, guilt and then rules.
After desperation that brings us to repentance – we continue our path towards the Lord, and we progressively can take off that serious mask.
Those serious rules of The Law were meant to bring us to Christ and Christ’s freedom.
Galatians 3:24-25
   Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
   But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.

Now, we are under the law of liberty.
Galatians 5:1
   Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

Romans 8:2
   For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

And part of the freedom is relaxation.
Hebrews 4:1,9
   Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.
   …There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.

The Lord is guiding us through this difficult world.
We have peace of mind.
Luke 12:22-24
   Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on.
   The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment.
   Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls?

Why are you worried?  We share in the victory.
Psalm 27:1
   The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

Philippians 4:6-7
   Be anxious about nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
   And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

With Christ, we don't have guilt; we don't have to worry about lack of money, or what people think of us, or health/accident fears.
All things are for the benefit of Christians.
Romans 8:28
   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.

1 Corinthians 3:21-22
   For all things are yours;
   Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours;

Liberty is about a peaceful mind – reclaiming an honest world.
And honesty begins with you truly being the honest you.
We don't have to conform to the worldly or fashionable or corporate mold.
Matthew 6:32-33
   …for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
   But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Philippians 4:8-9
   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.
   Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.

(But, ahem – we do have that pesky 666 issue – the desperation to bring us to God before our relaxation.)

 
     
 

Right now, digital currency experts are building sophisticated cryptocurrencies.
Right now, bankers are closing bank accounts of those who question the new morality.
Right now, people in powerful positions guide the world towards a one world currency – with blockchain, tracking and database technology that will allow the Devil to mimic God – and know all about you.
Ezekiel 28:2-3
   Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God:
   Behold, thou art wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that they can hide from thee

And, you now have a problem.
You’ve got a big problem.
Revelation 19:20
   And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

You go to work and still fill in the gaps between the machines.
And, your leisure time is more and more regulated by the machine, as you stare at the colored screens.
As time goes forward, cash becomes obsolete, and paper cheques are gone.
Electronic payments are all the machine accepts.
And with that new social credit system that they’re building, you’re going to have stick to those rules.
You want to buy groceries?
You want to survive?
Oh, let’s see what the machine says about you.  You’re not one of those creating an ‘unsafe’ environment, are you?
Day by day, you are getting closer to being of the Mark of the Beast.
Yeah, you’ve got a big problem.  Fortunately, we have the solution.
However, the solution isn’t comfortable.  It’s not an easy journey.
The destination doesn’t even seem readily visible – being all the way at the end.
What is at the destination of this harrowing journey?  You.

 
     
 

Mark 8:34
   Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

Jesus said that those who follow him are to deny themselves (deny living for selfishness) and take up their cross (take on difficulties/afflictions).
In your affliction, your true self comes out, upon which God can build through your path of life experience.
The Apostle Paul’s critics praised his letters, but not his in-person speaking.
2 Corinthians 10:10
   For his letters, say they, are weighty and powerful; but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible.

But that’s the man God wanted Paul to be – a writer of letters (epistles).
After affliction, Paul stripped away the false version of Paul, and was honest with himself and God about who he was.
2 Corinthians 11:6
   But though I be rude in speech, yet not in knowledge;

God could then build upon this true Paul.  Paul wouldn’t fight God and say to God: “I don’t want to write those letters to churches.  I’ll just do more speeches.  All my friends at the parties I’ve attended love my speeches.”
God then built upon Paul’s letter writing ability.
Paul wouldn’t have had a good desk, decent pens, a computerized search engine, or a concordance.  But God boosted him upwards with Grace to create the great epistles of the New Testament.
Philippians 1:7
   Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace.

 
     
 

The preacher Derek Prince was on his way to being a tenured professor in philosophy at Cambridge.
But, the start of World War II brought him low as a conscript in the British military in the deserts of North Africa.
He couldn’t bring his library of Socrates, Plato, etc., so he brought the one book of tremendous influence that he hadn’t read: the Bible.
Describing himself as clever, Derek thought he could judge any book.
But when he read the Bible, he couldn’t point out where it was wrong or right.
Oddly, at different times, it seemed to be history, poetry, philosophy, and mythology.
And, Derek had the distinct feeling that the Bible was reading him.

After being stripped of his prideful status (a stereotypical, snooty academic), both as a lowly soldier in the desert and judging himself via the Bible, God could build on the true Derek Prince.
Derek wouldn’t fight God and falsely say that he had the answers to life by his own study.

God built upon Derek’s proclivity for logic and definitions, as well as his affinity for languages (Greek and Hebrew).  Thusly, God built a unique man who was the best preacher of the 20th century.

 
     
 

God’s people look towards breaking out of the inhumanity of staring at computer screens while doing sedentary work.
We look towards a world beyond mass production.  We look beyond a world where everyone’s work uses the same software, and everyone has the same mass produced clothing, furniture, houses, food, and drink.
Mass production:

Revelation 18:9-13
   And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,
   Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.
   And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more:
   The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of bronze, and iron, and marble,
   And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.

As we face the specter of 666, many might wonder – where is God to help us?
The reality is that, if you are living your life with challenges that you can handle yourself, then God will not show up in your life.
As you stare at the screens and do your job and enjoy your leisure time – you may never shout upwards for God’s intervention.
You never take up your cross and choose affliction.
Affliction strips away your falsehoods about yourself and allows Grace to build upon you.
And the result is you.  The unique you.
The product of this world that is you is to be unique.
You don’t have the same plastic smile and conform to the ‘corporate mold.’
You speak as you like and do as you please, because, with your renewed heart, you want what God wants.

As you progressively take the plastic smile off…
You don’t use the same phone apps and have the same mass produced Amazon products as everyone else.
You don’t drive 4 hours to find another Starbucks that is exactly the same as the one near you.
God’s people have individuality.  They are skilled in their unique art.
2 Chronicles 2:14
…skilful to work in gold, and in silver, in bronze, in iron, in stone, and in timber, in purple, in blue, and in fine linen, and in crimson; also to grave any manner of graving, and to find out every device which shall be put to him, with thy craftsmen, and with the craftsmen of my lord David thy father.

Proverbs 31:22,24
   She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple…
   She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.

Genesis 27:3-4
   Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison;
   And make me savoury meat, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat;

Song of Solomon 4:16
   Awake, O north wind; and come, thou south; blow upon my garden, that the spices thereof may flow out. Let my beloved come into his garden, and eat his pleasant fruits.

Unique items:
1 Kings 10:16-20
   And king Solomon made two hundred targets of beaten gold: six hundred shekels of gold went to one target.
   And he made three hundred shields of beaten gold; three pound of gold went to one shield: and the king put them in the house of the forest of Lebanon.
   Moreover the king made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with the best gold.
   The throne had six steps, and the top of the throne was round behind: and there were stays on either side on the place of the seat, and two lions stood beside the stays.
   And twelve lions stood there on the one side and on the other upon the six steps: there was not the like made in any kingdom.

Not a mass produced coat:
Genesis 37:3
   Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours.

Unique people:
Judges 16:17
   There hath not come a rasor upon mine head; for I have been a Nazarite unto God from my mother's womb: if I be shaven, then my strength will go from me, and I shall become weak, and be like any other man.

2 Kings 6:5-6
   But as one was felling a beam, the axe head fell into the water: and he cried, and said, Alas, master! for it was borrowed.
   And the man of God said, Where fell it?  And he shewed him the place.  And he cut down a stick, and cast it in thither; and the iron did swim.

Noah must have looked odd building his ark.
Genesis 6:13-14
   And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
   Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark…

Isaiah didn’t need a cool and dapper look for the party.
Isaiah 20:3
   And the LORD said, Like as my servant Isaiah hath walked naked and barefoot three years for a sign and wonder upon Egypt and upon Ethiopia;

We don’t have to be dignified, with that arrogant mask.
We can be open-minded, teachable, and silly as children.
We abandon our arrogant views of ourselves – where we are too ‘sophisticated’ to talk of everyday issues like pretty women and bodily issues.
Mark 10:15
   Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.

With individuality, we are not to be a copy, a clone, a reproduction, a replica of one another.  (Certainly not a replicant.)
But, we only can have individuality that God can accept when we honestly know ourselves, not the false selves that we idealize in the darkness – which maintains our popularity by conforming to the crowd.

 
     
 

But, do these above examples of unique people adequately connote the triumph of creation that you are to be: the particular, unique, individual you? 
No.  They are simply printed words on the page.
While we do have all 66 books of the Bible, the reality of the Bible is beyond words.
God sent Spirit-led men to write the Bible, but God had to send a person to adequately consolidate what we pursue.
John 1:14
   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.

The Word made flesh, in the person of Jesus Christ, to whom we are guided by the Holy Spirit, is our example of selflessness, forgiveness, mercy, victory and joy – and by no means a replica of anyone else.
Our individual and unique pursuit of him is without limit and beyond words.
John 21:25
   And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written.  Amen.

 
     
 

Yet, you seem a long way from being that unique person that God wants.
Following Christ towards this goal seems daunting.
But, remember, following Christ is step by step.
1 Peter 2:21
   For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps

Upon Peter did Jesus build the Church and give the keys to heaven.
Matthew 16:18-19
   And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
   And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven

Why?  Because Peter took steps in faith to walk on water.
Matthew 14:25-29
   And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.
   And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.
   But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.
   And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.
   And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.

The step by step nature is incredibly important.
Deuteronomy 11:24
   Every place whereon the soles of your feet shall tread shall be yours: from the wilderness and Lebanon, from the river, the river Euphrates, even unto the uttermost sea shall your coast be.

Joshua 14:9
   And Moses sware on that day, saying, Surely the land whereon thy feet have trodden shall be thine inheritance, and thy children's for ever, because thou hast wholly followed the LORD my God.

 
     
 

Although I don’t know much about art – I believed that, after the ‘pornography’ page, the Holy Spirit was guiding me to write regarding our improvement – metaphorically as art.
I knew that we are an image.
Genesis 1:26
   And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness

But I felt that the Holy Spirit wanted me to indicate that the image wasn’t finished.
I knew that scripture presented that we improve via affliction.
Yet, I had never heard or read explicitly that the image wasn’t finished.
However, ‘the image is not yet finished’ sounded good, I thought.
I was on the edge.  And, I didn’t know what would be next.
But I took the next step forward in faith, as I walked on the water of scripture.
I wrote about the ‘image’ on the next step of scripture.
Colossians 3:10
   And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him

And then the next step.
Leviticus 26:1
   Ye shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither rear you up a standing image, neither shall ye set up any image of stone in your land, to bow down unto it: for I am the LORD your God.

Not only did the ‘image’ webpage result, but an entire art/woman phase of this website resulted, including pages like: ta, ugly, hot and picture.
However, if I didn’t take that first step in faith (and then next and the next) – on the water, then these webpages would not exist.

 
     
 

We are to pray to the Father through Christ (Jesus being the High Priest of our Covenant).
Matthew 6:9
   After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

John 16:23
   Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.

Colossians 3:17
   And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

John 14:13-14
   And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
   If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.

And precedent exists for praying to Christ.
Acts 7:59
   And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.

We are not to pray to ‘saints’ or other dead people.
Jeremiah 44:18
   …to burn incense to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her

Isaiah 42:8
   I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.

And, we are to follow the impressions, our feelings from the Holy Spirit.
No precedent exists for praying to the Holy Spirit.
(We do not pray to the Holy Spirit.)
Romans 8:26
   Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

Acts 8:29
   Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot.

Luke 4:1
   And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness

 
     
 

My impressions from the Holy Spirit in late 2017 were that I should review the meeting between Rick Deckard and Captain Bryant in Blade Runner.
If I had ignored this feeling, then I would have missed a step, and not only would we not have the ‘Blade Runner’ webpage, but also the ‘grace’ webpage with the ‘edge.’

Moreover, by studying the meeting, I contemplated the culmination of the meeting – “I need the old Blade Runner.  I need your magic.”

This step of contemplation of “the old Blade Runner” gave us the ‘stop’ webpage and the contemplation of “I need your magic” gave us the “party” and "magic" webpages.

 
     
 

I thank God that I left the ‘Only ask if yours is broken’ segment on the webpage ‘heart.’
After finishing the webpage ‘heart,’ the ‘Only ask if yours is broken’ segment didn’t seem to fit or go anywhere.
But, after reviewing it again, I decided that it would stay.
I thank God I followed the impressions of the Holy Spirit on that one, as that segment became a stepping stone to the webpages: ‘grace’ and ‘broken.’

 
     
 

For the creation of the webpage ‘Rahab,’ I had noticed that the first thing that the Israelites did after the death of Moses (to claim the promised land) was view the whore.
And they only stumbled when they held onto an old garment.

That fit well into theme of this website: a harlot and a negative clothing reference.
But that’s all I had.
I felt that the direction from the Holy Spirit would be for ‘art’ for this Rahab webpage.
Art also is a theme of this website, but I had no idea how it would fit with a ‘harlot’ and a ‘Babylonian garment’.
Admittedly, I was skeptical, but my first step onwards was typing out ‘A Portrait in Flesh.’
Crucially, I had to take that first step like Peter stepped on the water in faith.
I did feel that I might sink, and I certainly had before in many parts of my life (as we all have), but I had previously proclaimed that Christ upholds me with his hand.
So, I went forward in faith.
Psalm 37:23-24
   The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.
   Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand.

Blade Runners live on the edge.
That is, proper Christians (who repent, are baptized, confess, find their places, and are committed in faith) live on the edge of our abilities.
We take the first step following the impressions of the Holy Spirit.
And then the next step, and the next, and the next.
Amazing results can happen.

The concept of ‘The Art of the Whore, A Portrait in Flesh’ created the Rahab page and other pages that I simply couldn’t produce by my own abilities.
And the pages are very unique, an individualistic expression of me that has been built upon me by the Lord.
(The Rahab page itself even became a bit of an art-piece of prose and poetry.)

God built upon who I am – a man who knew female beauty, but is now much more attuned to the art of woman (and the various positive and negative expressions).

 
     
 

To avoid the Mark of the Beast/666, you’re going to have to break out of the mass production/Google/smart phone world – and the idea that ‘we are all one.’
We have to break out of the world just as Paul had to.
We have to be the unique person that God wants.

The Apostle Paul, being a Pharisee, was a learned man.
Paul preached in Athens (a city in Greece) and could converse knowledgably concerning the ideologies/religions of the day.
Acts 17:18-19
   Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans, and of the Stoicks, encountered him. And some said, What will this babbler say? other some, He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange gods: because he preached unto them Jesus, and the resurrection.
   And they took him, and brought him unto Areopagus, saying, May we know what this new doctrine, whereof thou speakest, is?

Paul related Christ in the speak of the contemporary poets of Athens.
Acts 17:28-29
   For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.
   Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device.

But, in Athens, Paul’s results were not that great.
Acts 17:32-34
   And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked: and others said, We will hear thee again of this matter.
   So Paul departed from among them.
   Howbeit certain men clave unto him, and believed: among the which was Dionysius the Areopagite, and a woman named Damaris, and others with them.

But, after that, Paul went to Corinth.
Paul then determined not to speak of false gods/ideologies, but only to speak of Christ.
1 Corinthians 2:1-2
   And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.
   For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

By being committed only to Christ in testimony (and breaking out of the Google world) Paul’s results were amazing.
Acts 18:8-11
   And Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord with all his house; and many of the Corinthians hearing believed, and were baptized.
   Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace:
   For I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee: for I have much people in this city.
   And he continued there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.

You need to break out of the Google world.
You need to get away from the algorithms.
Does that mean turning off the computer permanently?
No.
(One day we will.)
You need to first get away from your own algorithms.
You now know yourself as various labels.
Perhaps you call yourself an Anglican conservative.
Or say that you are a progressive, center-left libertarian.
Or you identify as a right-wing, nationalist Pentecostal.
Or a left-wing, agnostic, vegan environmentalist.
Or a pacifist, moderate socialist.
Or an anti-feminist, atheist anarchist.

This list goes on and on.
When you meet like-minded people, you stick to rules and principles to keep consensus.
You might stick to the idea of small government with your peer-group, if you call yourself a fiscal conservative.
If you meet people who seem to have different labels, you might know how to engage in a discussion.  “I am a liberal, therefore I believe that my compassion for the poor should be mentioned when I discuss financial issues with the conservatives.”
If you are a free speech advocate, you have your script for conversation with left-wing censors.
Yet, advocates for free speech don’t even have free speech, as they censor themselves to maintain their popularity and consensus in their in-groups.

These ‘free speech’ advocates will never change the world, as they are limited and confined by self-censorship, and thus tied to this world (popularity and in-groups at their party).
Free speech advocates (and all of these labelled people) will always gravitate towards similarity rather than individuality – and be boring replicas of each other.
True liberty breaks the bonds of this world to create a new world of honest, unique and individual fellowship with God and man.
Ephesians 6:20
   For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

And, people spend so much time contemplating what it is to be a ‘nationalist patriot’ or ‘progressive’ or ‘egalitarian feminist’ or ‘classical liberal’ or ‘Orthodox’ or ‘Baptist’ or 'Presbyterian' or 'Lutheran' – a pursuit of false gods.

Be a Christian, not a member of a denomination.
1 Corinthians 1:12-13
   Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ.
   Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?

(In contrast, so many professing Christians spend little time contemplating what being of Christ is – and researching the Word which Christ upholds.)

But these labels create engagements which are not from the unique you and simply do not create proper fellowship (of the true you).  You and your interactions are stereotypes.
As you follow your heart towards building your identity of labels and your gospel of prideful/false self, you never cleanse your dark heart and discover truth through confession in the mirror.
Proverbs 18:2
   A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.

You want to pursue labels and the false gods of being a ‘compassionate conservative with nationalist leanings’ or a 'progressive, trendy, gluten-free vegetarian'?
Or you want to be a born again Christian who knows nothing but hating abortion and homosexuality?  Work on that ‘preacher’s voice’ that we’ve all heard a million times.
Wow, you’re a career woman who has turned 40 and now you’ve cut your hair short.  We didn’t see that one coming like a Hollywood script line.
As you enter your church or synagogue, put on that fake, pious look.  Why?  Because everyone else has that same fake look.
As per the church/synagogue script/agenda, repeat those same Bible lines that everyone else recites (which have no meaning to you).
Matthew 6:7
   But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

Bow down and do your postures, as per the preacher’s script/program.
Be the cloned, mental patient that you are.
Isaiah 58:5
   is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? wilt thou call this a fast, and an acceptable day to the LORD?

You’re an atheist/agnostic who criticizes everyone else’s beliefs, but won’t present your own beliefs (beyond some evolution/randomness silliness)?  How original.
Wow.  A Mormon dressed like every other Mormon.

And with identity politics, we have new labels for people who can be boring replicas of each other: people of color of victimhood, polyamorous, furries, gender-fluid, LGBTQ+&C++ or whatever.

Did you have fellowship at the workplace involving another discussion about the weather?  How pioneering.  I want to identify as someone who just jumped out a window.

Revelation 3:15-16
   I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
   So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

You want to be a dull, dreary, tiresome stereotype?  Good – God will give you that.
Ezekiel 20:24-25
   Because they had not executed my judgments, but had despised my statutes, and had polluted my sabbaths, and their eyes were after their fathers' idols.
   Wherefore I gave them also statutes that were not good, and judgments whereby they should not live;

God gave us Islam to sweep over the world.
Under Islam, we have no party, no alcohol, no music, and no chicks in hot outfits.  And the women dress even more dull than the men.

And we have the serious rules, rules and rules.
You wanted dull, boring, dour sadness – you got it.
(Perhaps run around naked once in a while, screaming like a banshee, to be somewhat interesting.)

Micah 1:8
   Therefore I will wail and howl, I will go stripped and naked: I will make a wailing like the dragons, and mourning as the owls.

 
     
 

Like Paul, you need to break out of the Google algorithm world where we have ‘scripts’ and rules regarding fellowship.
As he was a Pharisee, Paul had to break free of the rules of The Law (as a means to be righteous).  Paul did not limit the Holy One in his life – and his life and writings were very unique – not another carbon copy Pharisee.

Acts 17:28-29
   …your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.
   Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device.

And, Paul had to break free of cultural labels that some commentators had used to simplify life.  Specifically, Paul had to break free of some revered poets’ views on the ‘offspring of God’ and ‘graven by art’ – concepts that had circulated amongst the public.
These concepts that circulate limit our view of ourselves to labels and then create scripts/algorithms and rules for our fellowship.
We don’t have proper fellowship as we don’t speak as we truly believe in our own individual, unique way.
We end up as a ‘Methodist, center-right environmentalist’ who is a clone of about 800,000 people with those same labels.
Or a post-modern, philosophical, pacifist socialist.
Or a Calvinist, freedom-loving entrepreneur.
People can approach us and rightly say “I don’t know you, but I know your type.”
And then these scripts/algorithms of engagement and fellowship entrench rules, as we socialize in our in-groups and reinforce our own labels at that party – where everyone outside our own ‘bless me’ clubs is wrong and doesn’t have our ‘common sense’.

Rules have their place in life, but we unfortunately cling to them for morality.
We might, as a left winger or right winger, believe in high or low taxes for various ends of the income spectrum.
As we move through life, we then believe that our rules regarding this tax position are the correct ones and are truly moral.
And, we also cling to our labels for crime, gender, and other issues.

But you might change your stance on crime issues and say that you are against minimum prison sentences (and no longer for them) – and you try to find a label to reflect that new morality.
During life, you might switch from being an Orthodox Christian to being an Atheist to being a Buddhist.
And you grab/discard the various labels/rules/moralities for yourself as you change.

Christ knew that rules were for the benefit of mankind, not as a means to morality.
Not worshipping false gods is for our benefit.
Hosea 13:4
   …thou shalt know no god but me: for there is no saviour beside me.

Not fornicating is for our benefit.
Proverbs 6:32
   But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.

Sabbath laws are for our rest – not so that we can endlessly debate what is ‘work on the day of rest’ and ‘what is not work’.
Mark 2:27
   And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath

After breaking free of the rules of being a Pharisee (rules of The Law) and rules of the world (Athens) – and finding out who he truly was, Paul spoke freely to properly engage and have true fellowship with those of various walks of life.  Paul could relate to all (not via scripts and rules from people’s labels) but as his true self.
1 Corinthians 9:19-23
   For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more.
   And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law;
   To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law.
   To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.
   And this I do for the gospel's sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you.

Christians are to be unified.
1 Corinthians 10:17
   For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.

But unity is so that, with renewed hearts, we can fit into a permanent, harmonious world.
By breaking bread with Christ, we are free from The Law.

When the accuser appears with his guilt from The Law, we can say that we are walking on water towards the fulfillment, completion and perfection of who we are.
We pursue Christ, the perfect man who gave up all of the external, the outside world.
And we have done the same to find out who we truly are.  We can speak and do as we please.  And we can do so honestly without fear of condemnation under The Law.

 
     
 

I would submit this website as a good example of freedom to be an individual.  A unique person.
I previously saw myself as the labels of: conservative and right-wing – but during my journey of praying, fasting, seeking guidance, studying the Word, and examining myself in the Word – I have learned much about myself – and much of that is expressed on this website – as I broke free from labels and rules.  (Conservatives/right-wingers are just as hypocritical, victimhood-oriented and complaining as others – as they usually refer to their ‘common sense’.)

Walking on the water of the Word didn’t confine me, but brought out who I truly am – a stripped down truth of me that God could then build upon.  I’m expressed in this website – but truly purple, as God built upon my true self – to write and do things that I simply couldn’t accomplish by my own abilities.

And, I have much more wisdom and insight into others (from all political labels).
I have more empathy and relation to those left-wing, atheist, agnostic, etc.
Unfortunately, so many professing Christians move towards rules and identify as ‘Sabbath-keepers’ or as ‘neo-Israelites’ – so they can cling to those rules and be that boring, dull carbon copy.

 
     
 

Your only way out of taking the Mark of the Beast (beyond starving to death in the forest) is finding yourself – that unique person who God knows you truly are – your true self upon whom God can build.
Introducing other ideologies, like Paul did at Athens, will only pollute the mirror with falsehoods about yourself.


God will not defend you if you cannot last in eternity – starting with the resurrection – where false ideologies will eventually confound a world held up by the Word.

 
     
 

What is the direction for your life so that you don’t receive the 666?

I don’t know.

You’ll have to follow the guidance from the Holy Spirit for your individual life.

Psalm 25:12,15
   What man is he that feareth the LORD? him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose.
   …Mine eyes are ever toward the LORD; for he shall pluck my feet out of the net.

Psalm 40:2
   He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.

If you refuse guidance from the Holy Spirit – God has no more guidance to send.
And the unforgivable sin of rebuffing the Holy Spirit will result in the unforgivable sin of taking the Mark of the Beast.
Your conscience then becomes like flesh seared with a hot iron – no more nerve endings to feel the impressions of the Holy Spirit.
1 Timothy 4:1-2
   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;
   Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;

For those who follow the Holy Spirit, you will be sanctified over time (becoming saintly).
Daniel 7:18
   But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever.

With the Word and your weapons, you might turn the world upside down.

Acts 17:6
   These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also;

Perhaps, you might be a witness for Christ (and fall to Muslim wrath, before rising up again).
Revelation 20:4
   And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

Perhaps you might be one of the 144,000 MGTOW men (Men Going Their Own Way) or incels (Involuntary Celibate).
Revelation 14:1-4
   And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads.
   And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:
   And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.
   These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth.

Or you might be royalty, uncovering the secrets of the Bible.
Proverbs 25:2
   It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.

 
     
 

But, regardless of your path to greatness, with Christ – your tribulations will result in the unique you.  A new you (if you are committed to God) doesn’t have to worry about being politically correct, or worry about being popular.  You can speak your mind.  God defends you.  God has your back.
2 Corinthians 3:17
   Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

More fear of the Lord results in less fear of man.
Matthew 10:28
   And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Psalm 17:8-9
   Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,
   From the wicked that oppress me, from my deadly enemies, who compass me about.

Day by day, we progressively break free of the machine and become sanctified (saintly).
2 Corinthians 4:16
   For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.

Do you wish to continue to serve the machine, by being a cog in the machine?  Do you run from your true self via demonic escapism?

Or do you want to be the human, unique you, with a reason to smile – rather than the forced, plastic smile?
John 8:34-36
   Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.
   And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.
   If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

 
     
 

I started this website to anger those professing Christians who can’t agree on much – but, non-scripturally, all agree that covering up women’s beauty is a moral good.
The first, short webpages (at the top of the navigation bars) were quite good, and have good Spirit-inspired teaching.
But this website became even more unique and original with more complex revelation.

I never started this website to be that dapper, slick guy.
But after giving up my old life, now we’re on our way to the party where we can be our true selves (with a coolness that is naturally human yet also supernatural) – with the good wine and the hot chicks.



Matthew 10:39
   He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.