God Created Us to Be His People to Others

What a great God we have. In His majesty and glory, we were made to serve Him and Him alone for the elevation of others, as Christ did. As followers of the way, we have the duty to be God’s ambassadors for the truth and be instruments of hope for those who truly need it especially the poor.

Remember what the psalmist has written, “Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward them for what they have done.” Psalm 19:17. We have the duty to assist the disenfranchised!

A smile, a warm hug, a conversation, a meal, hat or anything you can do to help those in need, including money, are examples of what we all can do to be Godly to God’s people. There is nothing esoteric about the criteria to help others, brethren.

All we have to do is to take action! indulgence is short lived and discouraged by the Lord.

“You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.” Galatians 5:15.

We are to follow the steps of Jesus Christ.

“Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.” John 12:26.

This Sunday, be kind to someone. Take the working or not working poor for a meal. Give them a hug or share words of encouragement in Christ Jesus. Be what the Lord made you to be — ambassadors of truth and instruments of hope to the millions of brothers and sisters in Christ who need help.

I pray that you go and do likewise as we learn from Luke 10:37. God bless you all.

What is the simplest way to discover your Godly spiritual gift?

It’s simple. First, After a person receives the Holy Spirit Aka, accepting Jesus as your personal God and savior, which is a condition for receiving any spiritual gift from God, the person is obsessed with exercising their spiritual gift year round, all the time.

By the way, the gifts of the spirit are many: Teaching, pastoring, mercy, exhortation, discernment, prophesy, tongues, healing… as Pastor Mike taught us in a spiritual gifts class at Calvary Chapel of Lexington: “Spiritual gifts are different from natural talents, fruits of the spirit or callings. Martyrdom, for example, isn’t a gift from God but a calling.

Spiritual gifts are operations (I Corinthians 12:1-6), also known as grace gifts (I Peter 4:9-10), services (I Corinthians 12:5), and manifestations (I Corinthians 12:7). We are often equipped with multiple spiritual gifts to do God’s work not ours, sometimes referred as the Holy Spirit gift mix.

Let’s clarify something. A person may have the gift of evangelism but the calling to be an evangelist (Ephesians 4:11-12). Much exhortation some Christians might have (Romans 12:8), as well as the spiritual gift of music (Psalm 150), or the gift of wisdom (I Corinthians 12:8).

Based on these biblical definitions, what is your gift, brethren? Or gifts, if I may ask. I encourage you to reflect on this article, pray every day, every hour, and be a soldier of God by using your godly gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Blessings to you all.

Adam and Eve Were Not Good Examples of Taking Responsibility

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth… (Genesis 1) but it wasn’t until Genesis 27 that man was created by God in God’s image and likeness. The story of creation described in the Hebrew Bible had all the right ingredients to be a story of love and success for an eternity but it quickly ended in the beginning of death because of lack of responsibility on both Adam and Eve’s part.

Let’s fast forward to Genesis 3. The serpent persuaded Eve to eat the fruit of good and evil… she ate and became knowledgeable of good and evil. Eve then persuaded Adam to eat the fruit of knowledge and so he did. Both Adam and Eve’s eyes were fully opened! Shame (for being naked) they felt.

None of them asked for forgiveness… both blamed others for their mistakes which makes me believe that both Adam and Eve had an external loci of control! Let’s examine…

And God said to Adam, “Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat. And Adam said, THE WOMAN whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.

And God said to Eve, “What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, THE SERPENT beguiled me, and I did eat.

Everything else is history ladies and gents. What is the moral of the story? We shouldn’t be or act like Adam and Eve. Clearly, God disproved their childish actions and punished their irresponsible behaviors as He did and should.

Rule #1: What God tells and instructs, we better do to the best of our abilities.

Rule #2: When we err, which is inevitable that we will, we are to take responsibility for our actions and ask God for forgiveness.

We can only wonder what the Lord’s response would have been if both Adam and Eve confessed their sin (disobeyed God) and asked for forgiveness.

The populist well know phrase once written states, “Humanity seeks its own destruction” had its origins in the garden of Eden.

My God, how great you are

Doing the Work for God: An Always Must

The Lord Jesus, through His holy and inspired scripture, guides us to living our lives for the advancement of the kingdom for His glory and His glory alone. The bible clearly conveys to us the importance of doing our very best not necessarily for man but for the one true God.

“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.” Colossians 3:23-24.

“All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.” Proverbs 14:23.

The message from the Lord is loud and clear. Do the work! Do your best! Not for me or for you but for Him who reigns above us all. Blessed are those whose mind are in alignment with the most high and His teachings because in obedience we shall live eternal life. Let;’s not forget what was shared by the psalmist, “They (Commands) are a warning to those who hear them; there is great reward for those who obey them.” Psalm 19.

Are you a student near the end of the semester, DO YOUR BEST! Are you a worked near the completion of another working week? DO YOUR BEST! Are you retired planning for what your next goal is life might be? DO YOUR BEST!

In God we live. By God we have hope. And to God should all of our efforts be. If you have ears listen.

By faith and faith alone we must adore God

Not all biblical psalms were written by David but many were. I’m glad they were, in fact. His devotion and faith is clearly shown in the Bible especially after written Psalm 140, 141, and 143. It doesn’t take a forensic Bible phenomenologist to find evidence for this former claim!

“I seek refuge in you.”

“Reveal to me the way I should go.”

“Teach me to do your will.”

“Deliver me from trouble.”

“Don’t let me die.”

“I trust in you.”

“I exact you my God and king.”

“I am your servant.”

“Protect me Lord.”

“I call to you… hurry, help me! Listen to my voice.”

How many friends and family members do you have today who live their lives by such great faith? In total submission to the Lord, I mean? I don’t know anybody including me, I admit.

David wrote, “Don’t hide your face from me or I will be like those going down to the pit.” (Psalm 143:7). Sure, many of us conceptually believe in the former piece of scripture but in my many years of being a Christian and now a minister of Jesus Christ, I can count in my hands those of us who really surrender ourselves to the king in the way David did.

David does show his humanity in the book of Psalm by wishing bad for those who oppress him with statements like these also in the book of Psalm.

“Let hot coal fall on them.”

“Let them be thrown into fire.”

“I hate them with extreme hate.”

Thankfully, we followers of the way understand that hate is an antithesis to the works of the Lord and therefore, we don’t wish such fates even for our worse enemies. That’s the benefit to knowing the lamb!

Whether is Solomon, David, you or me, we must adore the Lord and walk in His path for the advancement of His kingdom and the gospel with David’s faith. It is by faith and faith alone that we must adore God like David did.

Be a man or woman of strong faith and in everything, love the Lord with everything you have. Flee from injustice and seek to do good. Hate of any sort Doesn’t come from God and lack of faith in God will only bring you destruction in this life. Dare to be different and be faithful.

What an honor it is to be with God. Blessings to you!

Be kind to others even if they decide to go to war against you

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32. It amazes me how unkind human beings can be, the older that I get. I thank God for the much discernment that He gives me through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Evil, evil and more evil. It’s evil here, It’s evil there, it’s evil everywhere! As usual, human beings are seeking their own destruction by digging their own grave because of earthly greed and power trips. Is there anything new under the sun ladies and gentleman? Nothing new.

There is a war going on right now in the Ukraine. I’m not seeing much kindness, unfortunately. Both countries are a Christian nations! It’s a human tragedy, unfortunately. I wish that tragedies were brief and away from us all but sometimes the devil insists in tormenting us believers.

A former student of mine informed this past week what I had expected. Prior to resigning from a PWI, there were two individuals spreading unreasonable rhetorical remarks behind my back while I was in that school. No wonder why I felt that some of the kids were afraid to speak with me after a while due to fear of retaliation. Cowards…

The Lord has given me much charisma and God is my witness that I used in there. Do I need to apologize for having a godly gift? I’m not the awkward, fearful human being who desires to work in a Stockholm syndrome oppressive environment ruled by KKK like individuals.

Sorry…

I was kind to them… I forgave and prayed for them but behind my back, as I expected, these saints were not being kind and compassionate to me but God is father not a stepfather — “I left that school with a promotion.”

Hate, evil schemes, lies, oppressive actions, devilish behaviors… won’t take you anywhere. Vowing revenge directly or indirectly will only give you an ulcer and make you sick. Choose to love others and stick to the biblical principles. It’s much healthier for your soul.

Lack of compassion and the use of manipulation of others for self gain or defense are two traits in people that I can’t stand especially when I witness such events or experience them myself. When some decide to isolate others, they are technically isolating themselves! Lack of kindness is likely to backfire! Choose God’s laws and love others, no matter the circumstances.

At least try it! If they say no, then you live but try it first. Even in a war zone… these are not my words but the words of the Lord.

Learn to keep you mouth shut

One of the most important God’s commands that a Christian must learn is the call to be submissive to God’s scripture. God calls us to be quiet in the Hebrew Bible in a multitude of places including in the old book of proverbs. “Whoever belittles his neighbor lacks sense, but a man of understanding remains silent.” Proverbs 11:12.

In fact, there are tons of instructions in the Bible calling for us to be quiet and refrain from talking which means that the Lord wants us to keep our mouths shut much more often than the alternative. Be cautious every time you open your mouth to talk. Only speak the necessary.

“When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.” Proverbs 10:19. “Be angry, and do not sin; ponder in your own hearts on your beds, and be silent.“ Psalm 4:4. “And to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you.” 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Ladies and gents, being silent is perhaps the most important lesson that I’ve learned my my adult life. When you choose to be quiet, you have time to better analyze your environment, discern whether or not others like or dislike you, and among other benefits, being quiet allows the Lord to give you the blessings that you deserve in His own time if you choose to allow Him to work through you for the expansion of His kingdom.

Human beings are evil. They often hate others for what they don’t or can’t have. Much envy you will experience in your lifetime if you make the choice to talk too much! Learn to keep your mouth shut. “For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.” Matthew 7:21-23.

Be a man or women of character who values the teachings and guidance given by Jesus Christ. It is only through Him that things are possible. Please keep your mouth shut.

One’s life legacy is secondary to God’s Will

Most people try the impossible to be someone in this life at the expense of ignoring that the only likely possibility for them to be someone is by losing their own life for the pursuits of God and His kingdom.

What a waste of effort I say, ladies and gentleman. As we learn from scripture, “What does it profit a man to gain the whole world yet forfeit his soul?” Matthew 8:36.

Just don’t. Do the impossible to advance the kingdom of God in Christ Jesus and “Love one another because we know that loving one another deeply covers over a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:8.

The pursuits of man’s wealth are often guided by the sinful laws of man which many times can be quite demonic in nature and essence. Being someone in a man’s eyes was the approach that Jerry Epstein took. He died in his pursuits to please man and himself in sin.

Never forget what we learn from scripture, “The wages of sin is death but the gift of the Lord is eternal in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23.

Say no to man’s values and perishable ambitions and yes to the fatherly guidance given by our God in antiquity. God’s Will precedes any legacy set by perishable human beings.

Choose the Lord’s ways instead.

Our God is wonderful

My God, who am I without you? Without any legs I would be without your council. My eyes would go blind without you amazing love! My soul would have been born dead without you divine touch. You are all my reasons. You are all of our reasons.

The older I get, the more I see humanity’s desperation for acquiring wealthy in this perishable world even by hating their brothers and sisters for self gain. in the Bible we read, “Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments dependeth the whole law and the prophets.” (Matthew 22: 35-40). We also Lean to “not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them.” 1 John 2-15.

Yet, the brethren and unbeliever alike keep doing evil against their neighbors and making this world their full pleasure self-centered playground. Only you and your commands are to be our priorities. The million dollar wealth accumulation by age 40 or the deceitful acts of wolves disguised as sheep are two of the most demonic practices and beliefs of those who don’t follow the way to heaven.

In my 48 years of age, I haven’t seen many people give up material possessions, like their good furniture, for the advancement of the gospel. Adult life has taught me how evil people can be in all the facets of our lives ranging from the people we work with to the family members that God gave us.

It’s sin here. It’s sin there… it’s sin everywhere. And as we know from scripture, “The wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:13). Humanity, as always, is seeking its own destruction for the never ending sake of acquiring earthly possessions or the wasteful practice of luxury.

You are our wealth. You are our strength. You are our everything and you alone is what we need. You take care of the Lily’s of the field… you love us more than them! How can humanity be so blind sided, egoistic and self-serving when your promise for us is so clear? Years come and go buy and one thing keeps constant. The evil and unfaithfulness of men and women.

Stop loving a life for others and dedicate your life to the Lord. Put your wishes second to His. He clearly tells us, “Don’t love this world.” So don’t! Follow His commands and in everything you do, give glory to the most high. You were made to glorify God not to be glorified! All is His, never forget that.

Our God is wonderful. Let’s keep that way.

The Hidden is Revealed When The Lord Intervenes

Nothing can be camouflaged when God shows His glory. Human strategies are nothing more than mere blind chess moves against an invincible and giant chess master on the move. The power of the almighty reveals itself in the right place at the right time to show us all who is in charge.

The transparency of God’s plans forbid feel more like a visible collection of bright stars blinking repeatedly right in front of our naked eyes. It can’t be more clear to me. I know exactly what my call in life is — spread the world of God in education! Even though we all sin.

We are no different than bulls and goats in some respects, “or it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins” Hebrews 10:4. You and me? We are minuscule in contrast with the king of kings. Fortunate are those who understand this fact and don’t strive to be God in their lifetime but look for the signs that God shares for you sake.

Listen carefully to this: God’s future for you is revealed when you least expect! It is sometimes revealed under the most unlikely circumstances, over lunch, and very often. God has a sense of humor, ladies and gentleman. His power is eternal!

“”For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.” Romans 1:20.

Brethren, never lose the faith in God no matter what may happen to you, strive to get closer to God and wait for God’s revelation in God’s time not yours for your life. Love God about everything.

It’s your duty. It’s my duty.

Predators Are Nothing Other Than Demons

In the Bible, we learn the following about satan, as stated quite eloquently in the forehunner Bible commentary, “The great deceiver, more often than not, works under a cover of darkness. As a skilled and experienced hunter, he patiently stalks his prey, invisible to them. His night vision is acute, his senses much sharper than ours. He sees his prey when they do not even know he is there! Even now, he is stalking us. Lifted up in their pride, he and his demons had the gall to hunt God’s throne, but they were soundly routed (Isaiah 14:12-15; Ezekiel 28:16-17; Luke 10:18).

Earthly human Predators, like Satan, are always looking for a way to maneuver their prey to a position of inferiority so they can seize their victim. Once the on-line predator attacks, his goal is to cause pain, very much like satan. How evil. I must add.

Thank God that we have a great Lord who saves those who ask for help. “The LORD is near to all who call upon him, . . . He also hears their cry, and saves them” Psalm 145:18-19.

This past month and a half, I have worked long hours on a report to help parents worldwide to identify how predators communicate with their victims in a variety of smartphone apps, the dark web and how children communicate among themselves as well as and other relevant information related to computer mediated communication.

I am shocked to discover how diabolical on-line predators are and how similar to satan these people actually act. The texting lingo and emoji communication they use is quite disturbing and to a high degree, communicated in codes that most people simply don’t understand.

Being deceitful is a characteristic that on-line predators have in abundance. The same can be said about satan, the adversary and the father of lies. “You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” John 8:44.

Listen carefully: Be aware of how your kids are communicating on-line especially with their smartphones. Installing applications like Bark is almost a necessity these days, in my opinion. For more information on this topic, feel free to visit my website and read the Almeida Report yourself.

https://luiscalmeida.com/the-scholar/

“Incline Your ear to me, rescue me quickly;
Be to me a rock of strength, a stronghold to save me.” Psalm 31:2. To God be the glory.

Amen.

We Need To Admit Our Own Mistakes

Ladies and gentleman, let’s not forget what is written in scripture, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” We are going to make mistakes and sin but in Jesus, we are going to sin less overtime if we repent. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9

God is going to know if we sin or not regardless. We might as well do good and repent from our sins. Adam and Eve tried to trick and blame God for their pitfalls without repentance and it didn’t work well for them, right?

In Genesis 3:12 we are informed about Adam’s response to erring against God’s commands as it is written, “The man said, “The woman you put here with me–she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it. He blamed the woman, not himself and didn’t repent. We pay a price because of him – Death. “The wages of sin is death “ Romans 6:23.

Eve made the same error by blaming the serpent when God asked her “what I’ve you done?” and replied not blaming herself either, “The serpent deceived me and I eat the fruit” Genesis 3:13. Both Adam and Eve sinned and didn’t repent from their sins and paid a high price that we all inherited.

Moral of the story: Blaming others for our errors isn’t the best way to make anyone to be a follower of the way. I wonder what God would have done to Adam and Eve if they would have regretted their decision to eat the forbidden fruit and asked for forgiveness. They didn’t, unfortunately.

Strive to sin less. If you sin, repent and observe which consequences you pay for sinning against God. When you pay attention to them, I bet that you will start to sin less. God “speak” with us this way. That fear that you feel when the lights are off when you are living a sinful life goes away when you start living a Godly life.

God is clear with His message, “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” James 4:7. Consider living a less sinful life and follow the example of Christ. It starts with admitting our sins, everyone.

Makes sense? Tell me. I wanna hear from you. God’s blessings to you and have a great night. I’m waiting for your response.

The Signs of the End Are All Here…

…Really. If you get nightmares at night because of what you read, see or hear, I would still read this blog post anyways because it might enlighten you to see the events of the end of age systematically. Is it scary? For us Christians, it’s not because when we have Jesus, what should we be afraid of? For unbelievers? It’s terrifying, I warn. The birth pains of the end are many and some of their frequency, intensity, and visibility are now becoming unstoppable.

Let’s start from the top. To God be the glory.

The end time prophesies that we are going to talk about in this post can be found in the book of Daniel which was written around 164 before Christ while he was taken into captivity by Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon and in the Christian bible in the book of Luke, 1 Timothy, revelation and others. Although fantastical in nature, these prophesies were vivid dreams or accounts of the end of times.

In Daniel 12:4, we read, “But you, Daniel, shut the words and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge will increase.” Many shall run to and from? Maybe this phrase mean travel? It is definitely beyond the reasonable doubt that we have global travel for many years now but it wasn’t always the case.

In fact, global travel is a very recent development in human history. For most of our history, men traveled by peddling power, foot, horse, chariot, wooden ship last powered by wind… When Ben Franklin went to France to get support for the American revolution, he took a wooden boat powered by wind, two hundred years ago or so.

Facts: It is important to note that the tiny Pyroscaphe was a paddle steamer built in France in 1783. The Clermount was a blend of steam and wind powdered ship build in the 1807. The Titanic was the very first totally steamed engine boat built in 1909 which left the cost of Southampton in England in 1912 to sink 400 miles south of Newfoundland, Canada.

Which point am I trying to make? Apostle Paul travelled by a wooden boat powered by wind over 2000 years ago! Same for Christopher Columbus and Vasco da Gama 500 years or so ago. These characters, which were very few, literally traveled with the same technology despite being 1500 years apart until about 100 years ago.

The steam engine has liberated men from traveling by man power, wind power, or horse power but it is a very recent development. Now we can run through and fro with ease and the frequency, intensity, visibility of such travels cannot be ignored anymore. There are planes everywhere. It hasn’t always been the case.

Do you know that in 2019, 4,590,000,00 people flew on planes? Historically speaking, these numbers are unprecedented. It’s almost 4.6 billion people. These numbers are of biblical proportions if you ask me.

The fulfillment of Daniel 12:4’ prophesy seems clear cut to me. it wasn’t the only one. Daniel also wrote the following in Daniel 12:4, “The time of the end… knowledge will increase.”

Knowledge has increased exponentially all over the world, ladies and gentleman. A mega bite is a tiny bite of data in contrast to the zettabyte era that we are living in right now. By the way, one zettabyte is equal to one sextillion bytes. What is coming after that? A yottabyte. A quick piece of trivia: The government agencies (NSA and the FBI) have a yottabyte of information on people like you and me. Anyways…

Global knowledge is here to stay and is exponentially increasing. Nanometer architecture is a reality for us in 2021. It’s everywhere and in your phone, for example. Do you know what a nanometer size is? It’s a billionth of a meter. Let me put this in perspective for you. For a moment, imagine having a quarter in your hands. In that quarter, there is 1 billion lines going up and down and left to right. A chip is then produced with this nanotechnology which makes it able to include every book that has been ever written in it and voice recordings in the history of mankind.

Think about this for a moment. The explosion of knowledge that has occurred since the introduction of the smartphone in the middle 2000’s is certainly a fulfillment of Daniel’s prophesy. We have reached levels of numerical data in nano microchips capable of storing our human history that are even difficult for many of us to compute and comprehend.

A zettabyte is expressed as 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,00 which is smaller than a yottabyte or 1,000 zettabytes. A zettabyte is capable of holding approximately 76 million years of 4K video. It’s mind blowing, isn’t it? Modern nano-chips allow us all to search this media data on our fingertips. This level of explosion in knowledge has never been seen in human history.

So far, we have spoken about the travel, explosion of information and now, we are going to talk about unprecedented events related to global weather. In Luke 21:25-26 we read, “There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken.”

The amount of climate change that we are witnessing in these last few years have been stunning to see and can be terrifying. They are also unprecedented in human history, like the frequency of red moons and severe thunderstorms and weather events.

Frenchman are now experiencing temperature of 108 Fahrenheit in Paris, which is an unprecedented event in that country’s history. The record high temperature in France, also occurred in recent years — It’s was 114 degrees Fahrenheit in Gallargues-le-Montueux in 2019. How about a temperature of 43 degree Celsius, or 105.8F in Rio Grande do Sul Brazil, where temperatures rarely reach 87 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer months and 42 degrees Fahrenheit during the winter ones? It is also unprecedented! It happened in 2019.

In June 2020, the Arctic recorded a record high temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit which is typically recorded as 38 degrees Fahrenheit. Since the 1950’s, the frequency of tornados have increased by a ratio of 10; the highest number of tornados recored in US history occurred in 2004, followed by 2011 and 2009. In 1950’s, there were 197 tornados officially recorded in the official books. In 2021, there were 1174. The science books are now being rewritten to include tornado activity in Brazil. The Swedish have experienced a major forest fire even thought its forest fire index is only 0.16. Japan experienced its strongest earthquake in its history in 2011 – A devastating 9.0 earthquake on the richter scale followed by more than 50 aftershock earthquakes of 6.0 in strength after the fact.

The five most intense hurricanes on record occurred after 2004 with Hurricane Wilma being the most intense in 2005 in the Atlantic basic. Hurricane Maria is the worse natural disaster in recorded history in the Caribbean. It occurred in 2017. The deadliest tsunami recorded in history occurred on boxing day in 2004. Forty percent of the the most deadliest cyclones recored in history occurred after the year 2005.

According to data coming from HURDAT, or the Hurricane Databases, the intensity and frequency of cyclones in the Atlantic ocean alone are clearly seen on television and the web and can’t be ignored anymore. Historical floods and torrential rains are being experienced worldwide in places like Iraq, Israel, Iran, Australia…

The weather has been devastating all over the globe. I bet it will get worse…

It’s not over. In Revelation 11:9-10, we learn the following, “ For three and a half days some from every people, tribe, language and nation will gaze on their bodies and refuse them burial. The inhabitants of the earth will gloat over them and will celebrate by sending each other gifts, because these two prophets had tormented those who live on the earth.”

Let’s read part of the scripture again… “The inhabitants of the earth will gloat over them and will celebrate by sending each other gifts.”

Before Amazon.com, global celebration through gift giving would have been possible but highly unlikely. Now that we are experiencing an unprecedented shift in product delivery logistics through AI, this Bible verse may carry a bit more meaning for us Christians. I don’t know…

We can’t deny that the frequency of gifts distributed via Amazon, its order intensity and the visibility of the process cannot be ignored anymore. Is it biblical? I think so.

The next indicator of the end times is Global Evangelism. In Matthew 24:14, we read, “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” Has the gospel been shared with everyone in the world? Not yet I don’t think but the bible has been translated in its totality in 700+ languages and partially translated in more than 3,324 languages.

We are getting there… That’s for sure.

Have we spoken about pestilences yet? I mean, pandemics? In Luke 21:11 we read, “And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.”

Well, we have seen earthquakes more frequency high higher intensity recently and because of platforms like YouTube, they are now highly accessible because many of us have access to fast broadband internet. There are non-stop wars everywhere in the world, also. For more information on the former, visit this website -> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ongoing_armed_conflicts

Just because American media doesn’t show the horrors of war doesn’t mean that they aren’t occurring.

The plague of Locus in Africa is occurring right now as we speak, by the way. How about the COVID19 pandemic? 5.41 million people have died from this terrible disease. Are the current pandemic uncontrollable? Not really but be aware. As the frequency of pandemics increase, its intensity and visibility becomes unstoppable, it’s a sign.

In the ens of times, people are going to act in very predictable ways according to biblical scripture. “But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.” 2 Timothy 3:1-5.

I have seen evidence of 2 Timothy 3:1-6 in my adult life in a multitude of environments. Our society now celebrate what is evil and promote pleasure instead of promoting the Lord. Popular music is perhaps a reflection of this trend. — F**k You” earned Cee Lo Green Grammy Award. Emeli Sandé and Ariana Grande swear in their music. According to Moloney and Sylva, 7 in 10 rap music songs contain swear words. A large number of music clips promote being wealth at all costs and the need for displaying uncontrolled human pleasure. Because of modeling, I hypothesize that kid’s actions might result in sometimes unholy behaviors like young sexual activity. And anger among the youth.

As a college professor, I have seen a large number of ungrateful, conceited and unforgiving caucasian undergraduate students in the several Christian universities that I thought at. Teaching Gen Z white kids is though. Have they always been that way? Cruel, unforgiving… not really. How brutal, I must add.

If you have ears, listen: The signs of the age are all around us, some are more intense and vivid than others but they are all here to a degree. Repent and in everything give thanks to God.

If you haven’t accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, the time to accept Him is today. Do good, love others, read your bible, pray and believe that one day, Christ will come back to capture His own. He died and rose again for the forgiveness of our sins. Be blessed, brethren. God is good.

Blessings to you.

God’s Love For Us Cannot Be Matched

The Lord loves you in ways that you can’t even comprehend. God’s love is too great for you and me to really understand. We sin, he forgives… we lie and repent, he forgets. God’s love for us is infinite… In the letter to the Ephesians, we learn about God’s infinite love for us all in chapter 3 verses 18 and 19.

“And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep His love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God” (Ephesians 3:18-19).

Oh God, how great you are! You love us so much yet we sin against you. “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” Romans 3:23. The psalmist informed us about our sinful nature in antiquity, “My soul melts away for sorrow; strengthen me according to your word! Put false ways far from me and graciously teach me your law!” Psalms 119:28-29.

I still sin but I sin less. With you I do my best but I’m not sinless. You are perfect, I’m faulty I so can see. In my imperfections, I lie here in the beaches of the Atlantic thinking deeply, “who am I without God?” Nothing, I scream!

I’m not alone in sin. We all have sinned, in truth. We all can, however, receive the free gift of God by grace. I am so glad. So much true love so little immediate judgement. Who can be better than our God?

“Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned— for sin indeed was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not counted where there is no law. Yet death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those whose sinning was not like the transgression of Adam, who was a type of the one who was to come. But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if many died through one man’s trespass, much more have the grace of God and the free gift by the grace of that one man Jesus Christ abounded for many. And the free gift is not like the result of that one man’s sin. For the judgment following one trespass brought condemnation, but the free gift following many trespasses brought justification.” Romans 5: 12-21.

Ladies and gentleman, listen carefully and remember: The Lord loves you. What can be better in this unloving world than to know that the creator of the university is on our side, Christians.

Take a big breath, close your eyes, exhale and never forget that in this life, you won’t ever walk alone if you dedicate your life to the one true God and repent from your sins.

Oh God, you are our only hope for salvation. I’m glad and thankful for it.

You Were Made To Shine God’s Light

Despite the many devil attempts to push you to sin and shy away from your true life calling, which is to glorify God, celebrate oh Christians! The glory of the Lord will never leave you astray and even in chaos the Lord will bring order to your life.

“ But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.” 2 Thessalonians 3:3. Even from long before anno domini we know, “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 21:6.

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Isaiah 41:10.

I remember going to the Pretty Place Chapel in South Carolina one year to photograph its iconic church and pray for protection from the devil in my life. It was 2918 and the enemy was doing what he could to stop by contributions to the church.

If you feel that Baal is trying to stop you from shinning the name of God with your gifts and talents, pray. There is nothing more comforting for us than having God taking care of our worries and stresses. Be close to God and follow His commands. I encourage you to refer to the following articles in order to be closer to the Lord Christians! Being with God is a gift. Never forget that.

  1. You Were Made To Shine God’s Light
  2. The Gifts of the Spirit in Communication
  3. Be Encouraged: Even In Persecution God Saves
  4. The Paradoxical Nature of the Christian Faith
  5. I Can’t Sing to Bethel or Hillsong Music Songs
  6. Whoever wants to be great must become a servant
  7. Chrislam Isn’t Possible without Dropping Christian (or Islamic) Doctrine
  8. Drugs and Alcohol Won’t Solve Your Life’s Problems
  9. Our Bodies Are The Temple Of the Holy Spirit
  10. Always Be Ready For God To Move

Don’t be shy in the Lord because of the enemy’s tricks and his legions attacks. Stand firm in the faith and develop the habit of being in the word for protection and discernment and remember, “The truth will set you free.” John 8:32.”

Amen.

Be Encouraged: Even In Persecution God Saves

The Christian faith is truly amazing. For a period of 2022 years or so, many of us Christians have been a target of much discrimination, attacks, to a point of being one of the groups worldwide who are persecuted for our beliefs to a point of death. Being a follower of the way doesn’t come free from experiencing difficulties and situations in this world. In Nigeria alone, over eleven thousand christians have been killed since 2015. My God, when are you coming back to rescue the brethren?

Sure, Joshua has taught us the following in the bible, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9. Can you grant us peace, Lord? “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13.

Brethren, we are to be humble. To live our lives in hope and without ambition, seek God’s way in humility. I don’t fear because God is with me. “For I, the LORD your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, ‘Fear not, I am the one who helps you.” Isaiah 41:13. You shouldn’t fear either because God is with you, as well.

Trust in Him, don’t lean on your own understanding and in all your ways, acknowledge Him. “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not learn on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6. I know it is ironical even evil to imagine the former but yet… it is true and written in scripture, “In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33.

In God we will always trust. I am with Him no matter the difficulties that we may face in this life. I’m terminal with God.

The Paradoxical Nature of the Christian Faith

I have seen and experienced what I am about to reveal to you about God and the devil. Those who truly serve the Lord experience difficulties in this life that can’t be empirically explained or verified. Things that should work miraculously just don’t. It’s difficulties after difficulties! It is difficult to live for God following His commandments in this fallen world, ladies and gentleman, unless your faith is strong and you are praying constantly.

Serving the devil (or acting in sin) often gives devilish (sinning) people advantages over the Christians in this world. A Christian who chooses evil over good sometimes may gain substantial favors at first but eventually are judged much harsher when they fall especially if they teach others about the world of God. It ain’t worth it.

This is also ironical. The small solid doctrine sounded church who preaches the word of God to its members struggle to make ends meet and pay its bills while the word of faith prosperity false gospel church grants charlatans millions if not billions of dollars in resources every year to deceive many.

The guru spiritist who claims that there is no God and that the concept of God is a flaw idea, much capital he has yet it is a struggle for a Christian worker to provide for his family every month because of the little capital he brings home. The lukewarm Christian gets his rewards in sin but eventually he pays the price for being an anti-Christ in disguise. Remember: The devil claims his own.

Surprised? Don’t be.

God talks about the former in a number of places in the Bible. There is nothing new under the sun, remember from Ecclesiastes 3?

“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2 Corinthians 12:9-10.

How about this verse, “More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” Roman’s 5:3-5.

Let’s not forget this one. “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds.” James 1:2 or “Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.” James 3:1

Being a true Christian is tough, very tough. Let me illustrate this to you by explaining what is happening to us right now. We have ordered a Photo Booth from Israel in July to complement our photo business, which is part of our life hood. It is almost November and nothing! Well, until yesterday. Stay tuned.

Seven thousand dollars financed, once delivered to an old address without our approval. There was another attempt but the gate was closed and the truck went back to Cincinatti. In all instances, our tracking number has been faulty, multiple emails and phone calls were sent and made in vain trying to solve this issue in an attempt to receive our asset that we paid July 18th.

It was just more uncertainty, unfulfilled promises and more headaches for me and my family this Photo Booth thing.

Wait! DHL sent a txt message to my wife 3 hours ago from charlotte stating that they were leaving North Carolina. It’s 5:30pm and nothing. Another case of a Christian having to pay a price for being close to the Lord.

My guess? If it comes today, it will come at 8:00pm or after when we least expect. I prayed in my heart and waited. In fact, we just got it after my wife suddenly sees the DHL truck in our complex. Our product wasn’t in the truck!

The poor driver was over for the day, it was 8:15pm. But he felt compelled to get our package which was in fact locally stored. At 9:00pm, he was back with it. My prayers have been answered, thank God.

I wonder how many months would a nasty witch would have to wait to get hers! Not over three months I bet. Being a Christian is tough and I know it. Do you? In God’s time we are to wait and we did.

If you are a follower of Jesus Christ, this inexplicable moments will happen to you as it happened to us. It is only through prayer and obedience that you will beat such events. In God we are to trust.

Always Be Ready For God To Move

Truly being with the Lord isn’t a part-time, seasonal commitment. It is a full-time, 24/7 activity that requires a high degree of allegiance and obedience not just one time but all the time. We must surrender to Him and allow for His Will to be done.

God can move in ways that we sometimes don’t understand. All He wants is for us to give thanks in all circumstances because He is God, “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18.

We must trust in His plans because He is all knowing and all good and cares for us His words and teachings are direction for us, “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” Psalm 119:105. Let’s not rely on our own understanding, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

God develops us and His plans are incorruptible, just which demands us to give Him thanks in everything that we do. Be ready for reprimands in your life because God makes us wiser by teaching strategies against the plans and thoughts of fools.

“Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Ephesians 5:15-20.

Brethren, listen carefully to this and never forget: The Lord has a plan for us all and He, in His Godly and incorruptible wisdom, will accomplish His goals for His glory through the ones who allow The Lord to work in their lives for the advancement of His kingdom.

God is always going to make a move in your life, especially if you make the wise commitment to surrender to His will and obey His commands. Never in a million years, I ever thought that my God would have take me away from Brazil to live my life in the United States. I must also admit that I never would have thought that my God would take me away from Pennsylvania after living there for 17 years, with established friends and family.

Now, my family and I live in South Carolina, after having lived in Mississippi, Tennessee, and Alabama after our time in Pennsylvania. It is crazy for many of our friends to witness our many moves but perfect to God in His will and framework for our family and for me as a Christian and leader.

It was in Mississippi that I was formally introduced to the intricacies of the black culture in the United States, something that I thank God for it to this day. I’ve learned a lot from African-American leaders in this country, especially about the media industry. I am so glad.

It was in Tennessee that the Lord trained me to deliver at least 300 prayers in my classrooms, to differentiate between a religious cult and a church that is legitimately an entity to advance God’s word instead of man’s pleasures. In Tennessee, the Lord made me a minister of His word for global outreach purposes and strengthened both my boldness in sometimes much necessary conflicts.

In Alabama, the Lord made me into a respected and recognized academic leader among administrators of both predominately white institutions and historically black colleges and universities, after He placed our tiny school the very best schools of communication and public relations nationwide, a fate never accomplished in the 150 years of Talladega College.

Which lesson am I going to learn here in South Carolina? I’m not sure yet but what I do know is that God will make a move to keep developing me to advance His kingdom. I surrender to whatever plan the Lord has for me. After all, who Am I without Him? Nothing, I must say. I don’t deserve the air that I breathe and the food that I eat and in my sins, I seek forgiveness from the Lord.

Be assured if this: God is always workings in our Christian lives for our own benefit, sometimes by placing us in uncomfortable, unlikely and unpleasant situations often defying our manly human logic and understanding. Remember: God move in our lives because He is God.

Other times, He moves us away of uncomfortable situations because maybe our jobs there was to teach a godly lesson to someone near us who needed to hear our words for their own salvation due to lack of faith or stubbornness instead of following the will of God. In another times, the most high takes us away from difficult situations for our own goodwill, I’ve learned.

Regardless… God is always on the move to advance His kingdom You and I are part of His overarching plan. Learn to trust God’s mission for you even if it requires the unplanned. God doesn’t operate linearly but Godly. Trust Him and be ready to live a fulfilled life, not necessarily an easy one.

That God be always glorified and honored on earth as He is in heaven.

Faithful Christians and Gossipers Don’t Get Along

The word of the Lord is clear, “Do not go about spreading slander among your people. “ ‘Do not do anything that endangers your neighbor’s life. I am the LORD.” Leviticus 19:16.

Yet, so much gossiping is spread in this world. Gossiping betrays confident and among many other things, it separates friends. “A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy person keeps a secret.” Proverbs 11:13.

“A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid anyone who talks too much.” Proverbs 20:19. I admit, I’m not a friend with anyone who gossips because the act of gossiping is condemned by the Lord. As a faithful a Christian, I choose God ahead of man 10 out of 10 times and landless and gents, you should do the same thing.

Remember the wisdom of the Salmist! “Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from telling lies.” Psalm 34:13. Thou said the Lord. “All my enemies whisper together against me; they imagine the worst for me.” Psalm 41:7. Listen carefully to the following piece Bible scripture.

“knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossipers, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.” Romans 1:28-32.

I once worked for an establishment where the former piece of scripture summarizes some of its it’s overall corporate culture pretty well, in my view. I refuse to engage in discourses with anyone who is arrogant, boastful, envious full of malice gossiper individuals. Quite frankly, I don’t have time for them other than conveying the word of God to them occasionally.

It my duty. It’s the great commission!

“Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:16-20.

“Whoever conceals hatred with lying lips and spreads slander is a fool.” Proverbs 10:18. Stay away from them and those who only talk about themselves. “A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion.” Proverbs 18:2.

Is there hope for a gossiper? Only by repenting and turning to God! Otherwise not really. Stay away from them is they resist the gospel. “Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, for he will despise the good sense of your words.” Proverbs 23:9.

Say no to gossiping. It doesn’t come from God.

Much Discernment Christians Need These Days

The world maybe getting better as far as medicine goes but to me at least, medicine is perhaps getting more advanced because of how decaying our overall health has become. No wonder why the price of health care goes up every year! There are people sick everywhere.

A number of our own perceptions may not be accurate or even true, sadly. That’s why much discernment Christians need to have these days in order to be afloat and prepared for the many curveballs they experience in life. We live in an evil world full of unexpected traps where the majority of people, Christians or not, pretend to be something that they aren’t for social acceptance. It’s true. Go figure

There are so many pretentious people out there ready to hide their own vices at your and mine expense, so they plan. I see the former and say no, unequivocally and firmly because God has taught me to be so.

In scripture we learn that our yes be yes and that our no be no in Matthew 5:37. Easier said than done for most, I recognize yet important and necessary in practice. Be weary of anyone who is trying to change your core values for their self gain or hide behind a curtain of shame for self defense. Your word must mean what you intend it to mean.

Brethren, pray for discernment and ask God to give you much understanding! “Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God.” 1 Corinthians 2:12.

Trust is possible but discernment must exist and spirits must be tested, always with caution and care. Failing to do so will have unexpected consequences in your life, I’ve experienced.

We learn in Micah 5:6, “Do not trust a neighbor; put no confidence in a friend.” My first marriage ended because my wife committed adultery with our neighbor. It is low, I know, but it happened. Some of my biggest confrontations occurred with those I considered to be my friends. What a rough reality yet factual.

Understand: The lessons of the Lord aren’t to be taken lightly! I thank God for every piece of scripture and for having a great God everyday in my life. We all should, in my opinion, say and sing praises to the only true God. He opens our eyes and ears to much sinful behaviors in life.

Listen carefully: How much envy, pride, hate and jealousy do us humans have? God shows me and He protects us all. What a blessing, I say.

The Lord was serious when he said the former in Exodus 20:1-26,” And God spoke all these words, saying, “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. “You shall have no other gods before me. “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me.”

Oh generation of sinners, hypocrites, and evil doers! Some who hide themselves behind a curtain of shame for self gain at the expense of the innocent are only digging their own grave! Shame be on you fake believer who claim to be of light yet has a heart in Sheol where the dead lives.

Be aware of the evil that exist in the world and
“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.always, in every circumstance, test the spirits.” 1 John 4:1. It’s wise and necessary.

Practice discernment! Ask the Lord for more! He is a grateful God who provides to us much wisdom and discernment. Ask and it shall be given to you… seal and you shall find! These were the words of Jesus in the sermon on the mount. Believe in faith! And never forget…

Be aware about the nature of the enemy, “For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds.” 2 Corinthians 11-15.

What is not from God is from the devil. “Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.” Matthew 10:16. Be aware, “See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.” Colossians 2:8.

Pray for discernment. Understand people and in all things, test the spirits. That’s what the Lord tells us to do in the Bible. Why should we do any different? God is all powerful and wise. Listen to Him and live. Ignore His teachings and be prepared to die. Christians, wake up.

God is Faithful and He does Miracles

When God reveals us messages of good hope, He doesn’t do the job a quarter or half way but the best full way. Our God does miracles through grace for us all who repent and believe His commands so that we have a chance to obtain the much hope and dreamed seal of salvation for eternity life in Christ Jesus.

God is faithful and He will provide for those who believe in Him. In some instances, He does miracles in His time according to His Will and His faithfulness and promises, even if all odds are not in favor of the subject nationally and internationally. God’s strategy and delivery is unmatched and perfect and miraculous in our lives in many ways. He supplies for our needs at the right time because He is faithful.

“My God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” God is our all-powerful, all-compassionate, all-wise and all-loving heavenly Father. … He loves us so much that He sacrificed His son Jesus Christ for our salvation.” Philippians 4:19. If we obey, God provides and blesses us in this life and the next, according to His will.

After 23 years of living in this country, against all the odds, my faithful creed in the son of man has led my family to live near the beach, the loving environment that I was born in Brazil. it is a miracle to me as I was pretty solid in the position of academic chair in a small town in Alabama, with high odds of getting promoted to a Dean’s position.

What appeared to be a logical choose ended up becoming a temporary frustration but with the Lord, even the crooked paths become straight. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6. Being at Claflin is a true blessing. My God has provided to me and my family again.

If God promises, He delivers. So much blessings, so many abundances He provides. He says, we do… God delivers! “And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” 2 Corinthians 9:8.

It pays off to follow the commands of the most high and to wait for His perfect time for Him to deliver His blessings to you. I’m a testament for His grace in my life and the lives of a few who experienced big blessings from God around me.

In the past seven years, after working in three states — Mississippi, Tennessee and Alabama, my professional life has taken a spin that I haven’t planned or asked for. The Lord is my witness that I worked long hours to grow academic units (which they have), helped struggling students to graduate from school (which they have with my assistance), and retooled heavily (which now I have many professional certifications from the many hours of study I did past PhD), in order to do God’s Will to His like and standards.

Yet, stress, academic wars, betrayals, lies and more difficulties came my way many times without a good logical explanation, especially between the years of 2015 and 2021. I have clearly passed through the death valley of dry bones but the hand of the Lord was with me all this time. He made His breath enter my soul and now I came breathing life again, with the intention to have our family settle always adoring the Lord in the highest even stronger.

You are the our only God! The only one and the one who cares for us… I know that you exist and that you care for the brethren and not in every single millisecond.

“The hand of the LORD was on me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the LORD and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were very dry. He asked me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” I said, “Sovereign LORD, you alone know.” Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the LORD! This is what the Sovereign LORD says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life. I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the LORD.’ ”So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound, and the bones came together, bone to bone. I looked, and tendons and flesh appeared on them and skin covered them, but there was no breath in them. Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to it, ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Come, breath, from the four winds and breathe into these slain, that they may live.’ ”So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet—a vast army. Then he said to me: “Son of man, these bones are the people of Israel. They say, ‘Our bones are dried up and our hope is gone; we are cut off.’ Therefore prophesy and say to them: ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: My people, I am going to open your graves and bring you up from them; I will bring you back to the land of Israel. Then you, my people, will know that I am the LORD, when I open your graves and bring you up from them. I will put my Spirit in you and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land. Then you will know that I the LORD have spoken, and I have done it, declares the LORD.” Ezekiel 37:1-14.

God is faithful. He does miracles. Believe Him and spread great news in His name. Blessings to you.

Asmodeus is in Action Between the Hours of Midnight and 3:00am

It is between the hours of midnight and three in the morning that weak Christians and pagans join in celebration of human sensuality appreciation with much extravagant displays of uncontrolled worldly wealthy waste in nightclubs and many alcohol driven sexual gatherings and parties all across the globe.

The devil of sensuality and luxury, also known as asmodeus or the creature of judgement, is joined by many demonic principalities to make war, along with evil and malicious spirits, in the life of Christians with the goal of help condemning the sons and daughter of the living God for their sins.

In Brazil in general and Rio de Janeiro in specific, midnight is when the little hells of the well known Copacabana beach prostitution district opens to sinners of all nationalities and ages everyday with peak attendance on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The devil’s army are definitely in these places to corrupt the last good there is in the lives of desperate yet lukewarm Christians who refuse to fear the Lord.

Heavy drinking, drugs, nudity and in some instances live sex mark the evil weekend scene of the south zone of the city with a touch of rebellion against the commandments of the living God where demonic temptation takes precedence literally describing the damnation that exists in a small part of the wonderful city of Rio de Janeiro alone.

In addition to the former, a sect of voodoo priests also known as macumbeiros (known in Puerto Rico as santeiros, practitioners of santaria) spend their evenings starting at midnight usually up to 3:00am cursing corners of each street with chicken blood, alcoholic drink followed by macumba paraphernalia left behind.

Evil, pure evil! Services of satanism done at night while Christians are at sleeping at night sometimes awaken by 3:00am by an evil presence spirit wanting to terrorize the lives of weak Christians. No wonder why Rio de Janeiro is the city that never sleeps, literally.

In America, the conundrum is the same with different labels, especially in big cities like New York and Los Angeles California. Midnight is party hard tome, defiant drink heavily periods, many times with the goal of meeting a mate and with much rebellion ignore the laws that God has given us in the Bible, regardless of nationality, creed, color or political affiliation. Sin is everywhere in the nights of New York City and the city of Angels! In reality, it’s everywhere.

The language we speak here in the US is different, the scenery and culture overall is operationally less chaotic but the culture of rebellion leading to sin is the same as in Brazil in many ways because devils aren’t nation specific but a fallen legion seeking to destroy the best in you. Be aware.

There is much more to the seen that is in fact unseen. The spiritual warfare that exists between the principalities of demons and the angels of good that are among us all in the spiritual real is for real. You must be strong and live an upright life in the faith in order to be in the position of being unafraid of the eminent evil attacks that will head your way or in the lives of your closest friends and family members.

The demons are so many that a number of lukewarm and Christians who don’t repent from their sins wake up between the hours of midnight and 3:30am, also known as the hour of the devil, with nightmares and all sort of inexplicable events like waking up three days in a role at 3:00am with a bad dream or with a feeling of fear if the person isn’t a strong believer in Jesus Christ. Who do you think that is waking you up in that hour? Your body? Maybe but it could also be an evil spirit (or person) astro projecting themselves to curse you.

Listen carefully to this: Be very careful with whom you associate yourself with. What may appear to be an innocent exchange, like someone laying hands in a prayer or a free gift given by a person you don’t really know, can indeed be an instrument of evil… of witchcraft. In the Bible we learn a very important lesson about being a companion of fools, “Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.” Proverbs 13:20.

We also learn the following from scripture.

“Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?” 2 Corinthians 6:14. “Make no friendship with a man given to anger, nor go with a wrathful man, lest you learn his ways and entangle yourself in a snare.” Proverbs 22:24-25.

In the New Testament, we are made aware of this piece of scripture in second Peter, also warning us about spending time with fools fulls of sensual passions and corruption. Bad company corrupts and destroys the brethren, increasing the chances of demonic activity occurring between the hours of midnight and 3:00am.

“For, speaking loud boasts of folly, they entice by sensual passions of the flesh those who are barely escaping from those who live in error. They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption. For whatever overcomes a person, to that he is enslaved. For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world through the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first. For it would have been better for them never to have known the way of righteousness than after knowing it to turn back from the holy commandment delivered to them. What the true proverb says has happened to them: “The dog returns to its own vomit, and the sow, after washing herself, returns to wallow in the mire.” 2 Peter 2-18.

Many hear the word but choose to live in unrepentant sin. The enemy and his army devour the spirits of those who choose to join their evil mission by purposely rejecting the Lord making them an unofficial demon soldier in this life and the next. How much evil happens at 2:00am nationwide? Murders, drug parties, beatings and assaults, all that is destructive and ungodly.

John Ramirez and former general of the church of satan in New York City, in his life testimony on demons reinforce the topics and concepts presented in this piece. The angels of death operate at night. Let me extend this discussion. How much drug activity happens in Chicago everyday around 1:45am? How about in the Bronx? Or in Youngstown, OH? How about the hundreds of demon churches that meet between the hours of 7:00pm and 5:00am? With the intent to do evil on others?

It’s an ugly reality, this spiritual warfare that exists between us Christians and the members of the enemy’s army. We are going to be attacked because of our sinful nature but with a solid and close relationship with the Lord.

Being in His word, repenting from sin and going through the process and motions of sanctification, sinning less and repenting more, conquering old sins and habits and replacing them with blessings and service to others, is the only way for us to have the true grace of God and be defended against the devil’s hour attacks that many experience everyday across the globe.

Baal is at work in these hours, from midnight to 3:00am. Say no to the temptations of the flesh which leads to destruction. Say yes to the ways of the Lord and enjoy much peace. No matter where you live, evil does exist in the spiritual realm. The principalities and demon legions are at work, along with warlocks and witches, to bring terror and destruction to the lives of many.

Choose the opposition! Be a soldier in the army of God and live to advance His ways. We are to deny our old ways, repent, and take the cross in this life! “And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it. For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? For what can a man give in return for his soul? For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.” Matthew 8:34-38.

Choose God today and say goodbye to old evil ways. You need to sleep at night without fear and the presence of demons disturbing your sleep between the hours of midnight and 3:00am. It’s liberating to love a fearless life, I say. You can do it. Join the army of God. You won’t regret.

If You Are Invoking Spirits, You’re Invoking Demons

In the bible, it says, “Do not turn to mediums or necromancers; do not seek them out, and so make yourselves unclean by them: I am the Lordyour God.” Leviticus 19:21. “And when they say to you, “Inquire of the mediums and the necromancers who chirp and mutter,” should not a people inquire of their God? Should they inquire of the dead on behalf of the living? To the teaching and to the testimony! If they will not speak according to this word, it is because they have no dawn.” Isaiah 8:19-20.

“There shall not be found among you anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer or a charmer or a medium or a necromancer or one who inquires of the dead, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord. And because of these abominations the Lord your God is driving them out before you.” Deuteronomy 18:10-12.

Serving in any of these capacities, as a medium, necromancer, fortune teller, and divination, sorcerer practitioners, makes the person one with Satan, the accuser. A person cannot be a Christian and a medium at the same time, much like Greeks and Trojans couldn’t coexist in antiquity. Flee from these demonic activities and seek the refuge of the Lord. Why would you want to destroy yourself before time and glorify the ways of the devil?

The ways of the flesh will certainly impede people from inheriting the kingdom of God, be aware! “Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.” Galatians 5:19-21.

In my life, I have met a large number of people who claim to be Christians yet they behave like the sons and daughters of apollon, with much envy, immorality, jealousy, full of rivalries, and dissensions they aren’t Christian but satanists in nature. Omitting and deceiving are subsets of lying and lying is a major trait of lucifer.

A Christian is to behave like a devoted follower of Jesus Christ, full of love, with morality, without envy, or anger in their hearts for a justice that is self served. A follower of the way must repent when the sins of the flesh happen and strive to attain sanctification prior to death. “When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things.” 1 Corinthians 13:11.

Let me give you an example. When we were teenagers, much passion were among us all. Some might call the former just hormones, things of the youth. I like to complement the former by adding hormone changes with lack of godly rules understanding. Sex prior to marriage, passions of the flesh, narcissistic tendencies and the love of self are all demonic traits that many of us experience while young.

As we get old, us Christians are to reduce our these former sins completely over the years, a process called the process of sanctification. Let me give you an example, a man age 75, who considers to be a Christian, should by then have conquered his passion of the flesh from his youth and narcissistic tendencies, among many other secular unchristian tendencies like greed and envy and involving spirits through a ceremony, whatever that ceremony is.

Listen carefully: The act of invoking spirits by playing with the ouija board or any other method is demonic and will likely cause harm to you and your life. Seeking spirits at night or engaging in paranormal activities with the intent of catching ghost spirits is as dangerous. Flee from these two activities quick, as they do belong to the enemy’s arsenal to destroy the brethren.

You are now an adult. You don’t need to think like a child anymore but to inspire your kids to follow the one true and living God. Your offspring is you in the future as they often imitate you when they get old. Train them to belong to the army of God instead of indoctrinating them in processes, systems and activities that have a demonic foundation in them. God makes us parents with unique gifts to advance the kingdom and save the lost.

Let’s all work together to make God the center of our lives and the lives of those around us. Quite frankly, this is precisely why we were made in the first place… to Glorify the one true God, everyday, every night, everywhere. Say no to invoking spirits today, tomorrow and to eternity. Say yes to honoring God and His commands.

“Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce.” Proverbs 3:9. “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.” Deuteronomy 6:5. “And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.” Deuteronomy 10:12.

Glory be to God.

The Move From Hell: God’s Intervention After Many Prayers Testimony

My wife and I just experienced the most challenging move ever on date. Everything that we planned, I mean, everything didn’t work at first. Clearly, the enemy was working very hard to make our lives a living hell but the Lord provided, so much in the end because He is good.

Before I begin, let me tell you about how I was feeling the day we finally moved to Lexington. I was tired, frustrated, a bit more tired but not angry, did I say exhausted yet after getting only 4 hours of sleep in 48 hours? The former? It’s all true. I can’t never be mad at God because He is the only God who loves us unconditionally even when we don’t deserve it and experience the events like the one that I will describe for you in this article.

Let me be real with you, as I always am… The saga that I am about to write is 100% true, maybe 179% unbelievable to say the least but God, in His immense and grandiose wisdom and love must have an explanation for why our move was so eventful the way it was. I trust Him to understand this fiasco as He reveals it to us, overtime.

Although our move was marked by many unbelievable challenges, It was a divine appointment because after the eventful negative experiences we had, God have always provided. Maybe even a collection of small miracles, I would say. Are you ready to hear the stories and the truthful events that organically transpired during this hell of a move that our family experienced? Here we go. Let me begin.

Somewhere in the end of July, after waiting for five months on a response to serve as a Dean for a micro College, among a number of other issues, I got sick of waiting and being ignored by the provost and decided to leave the university to a place where where my family would actually settle for Good — Near the beach, in a more prestigious university, on my wife’s birth state.

I applied to a number of institutions and got seven interviews in a week, including the University of Florida and Hard Rock. I was ready to get out, I must add. Anyways…

On August 3rd, when coming back from a long working day at Talladega College and receiving the newly updated contract from the university, after days interviewing for the position of Associate Professor in other institutions via zoom, Claflin University calls me over the phone and makes me a verbal job offer to serve as a professor of mass communication starting Fall 2021. I didn’t hesitate the offer and accepted the position immediately. Now, I had 7 days to move. Holy cow but life is good! Not quite… Not yet. Let me elaborate.

Chapter 1 — The Impasse.

I thought, great! Now I can call my former employer and finally officially resign and celebrate a little bit since I am now going back to an institution of higher learning that is nationally ranked again, near the beach, in a bigger area, all that jazz.

All that I needed was the actual written contract generated by the university (on paper) to be able to feel completely at ease because until there is a formal contract, in my book at least, there is no contract at all. In my mind I thought: We are a week from the beginning of Fall semester classes. This contract will come quick! In fact, It did; the problem was that a glitch in the system delayed me having the contract for 7 days.

I was feeling the pressure, I must admit. I was days away from starting my job at Talladega without having any desire to be there. The devil was operating in full force, trying the possible and impossible to have me stay in a bad situation in Alabama instead of me moving out and joining a leading college. The good news? He ended up losing because the Lord is the creator and he is creation. Let me elaborate on the former a bit more for you in this piece.

Between August 3 and August 11 when the contract was still in transit, I decided to make my way to Claflin to see if my presence on campus would speed up the contract emitting process. Although I had great conversations with the nice people at the university, toured the campus and spoke with a division Dean, no contract was emitted to me during my visit at the university. What an impasse! I kept inquiring about it for a while but at that point, I decided to give the other organizations a bit more weight than Claflin in my search process (for about two days), even though Claflin was my top choice from the beginning.

Still no written contract! How could it be? The pressure started to kick in even more. I wanted to give Talladega more time, I wanted to get out of a bad situation. Hard rock was ready to make me an offer to work in industry at any minute. The University of Florida now had interviewed me for a management leadership position for the third time but their search was expected to end a week after Claflin’s.

Nothing was a guarantee. Then in a Tuesday, Claflin’s Department Chair calls me saying, “I’m so glad you are joining us…” that great stuff we hear in normal universities. When the Chair stated the she was looking forward to seeing me the following day for new hire orientation, I replied, I would love to be there but I got no contract yet. She then replied, You’re coming. Let me follow up on it.

Right after that, I receiveda phone call from the Dean asking if I got the contract via email from HR, yet. I prayed! Checked my email and called him back shortly after. I definitely did, I replied and signed the contract electronically. Now, I was officially a faculty member of Claflin University, a day before classes begin. My next problem? Where in the world was I going to live for less that $1700 a month? All the reasonable apartments were already rented. God had a plan… He always has.

Chapter II: In Need of a Crib

After choosing to resign from an university in Alabama, the devil and his demonic army legions have been trying to terrorize our household tirelessly in an attempt to shake our family. The enemy, however, forgets that we have the Lord on our side. Beelzebub, you tried to block us from coming to this wonderful school but the Lord again put you in your place when the contract came while I was driving back from our local Wal-Mart. God is faithful! And He does justice.

You kept firing rockets! Let me describe to the reader what we passed through to get a house to live here in South Carolina, after your attempts to break of family. Most people would have broken down in tears by what we have gone through but we are faithful. Now the situation was basically this: Either pay little rent and live in a trailer like housing or pay premium rent, like paying $1700 a month and live in the best apartment complex in Charleston, an hour away from work. All the other apartment complexes were sold out! We needed a crib! I admit. I was concerned about this situation especially because I resigned from my job the same day I got the offer. We were moving! There were no turning back. But anyhow… I had to do something.

We thought: Even though we lost one application money deposit, 300 dollars value, for a complex near the university because of not having a contract on hand in time, we can’t lose faith in the process, it would be a bad decision if we did. So, we submitted a second application fee (before getting the formal contract) with the hopes that we get approval in the process. We kept praying and fasting. We must have called all the apartments in the region up to the outskirts of Charleston, and nothing!

Then, a miracle happened later that afternoon. Out of nowhere, an affordable 3 bedroom 2 bath apartment opened up in Lexington with 1400 square feet in size, reasonable rent. We applied to it immediately and prayed it would work out. We got our place to live in a few days, thank God.

We planed and executed well but the outcome didn’t work out as planned at first. The issue was outside of our control but life doesn’t care whether your problems or mine are yours or somebody else’s. We accepted this fact in faith. This is life! We lost money in deposits and applications but finally, we could breathe calm and sleep at night again because we got a place to live.

Our problems were all solved, we thought. Not really, not too fast. More hell on earth came our way, stay tuned.

Chapter III: Pack, unpack, hotel life for 15 Days

Now that we had a contract and a place to live, we needed a truck to move. Let me just say that we changed our moving day twice due to the impasse of not having a solid address to serve as a primary residence in South Carolina. When we finally found a place to live, then we could set the date to get the truck and start our move.

when I received the verbal offer, because of time constraints, I told my wife, that we needed to start packing. She agreed. We drove to uhaul and we bought $200 worth of boxes and in two days, we had all of our house packed, literally. This was on August 3rd. On August 9th, without having a formal contract in hand, we decided to unpack everything due to the little hope we had to moving to Claflin. My wife was vivid! With a good reason. I didn’t know what to do so all that I could do was to pray.

At that point, if I were to work in South Carolina, I wouldn’t start my classes on time and I de facto didn’t. When the contract finally came, I was a day from orientation day, four days from the second week of classes, with nothing in my house packed since we unpacked our whole house on the 9th.

Stop for a minute and think about this. How would you have felt if you had to pack your house and in a few days unpack and then pack your house again two days later? It was tough, very tough. Irritating.

Because our apartment in Lexington wouldn’t be ready until August 30th, we decided that the only logical move we could make for me to live in a hotel in Orangeburg for two weeks while my wife stayed in Alabama packing our house, with an active kid and a loud dog. The situation was difficult for everyone but by the grace of God, it ended up working out.

The days were short, the nights were long. On August 27th, I went home to finally move. I thought to myself. This nightmare was coming to an end… little that I knew that the nightmare was going for get worse for me, in particular. Help me God!

Chapter III: Even the mundane was unbelievable

On August 28th, early in the morning, we were ready to get our uhaul truck in Oxford but the location employee stated that there were no trucks available there (even though we made a reservation) and that we had to drive 40 minutes each way to get our truck. It was annoying, more expensive, but we needed the truck to move that day. We headed north to Widawii, Alabama.

As we approached the uhaul location in Widawii, Alabama, nothing appeared open in town around 9:00am, where our appointment was to get the truck. We started to freeze and be concerned. Not knowing what a 20 feet truck was (which was the size recommended by the organization for our move), we had no idea if our truck was there in the lot or not. As we approached the main uhaul office, we found out that the place was open but not really.

There was a very old couple in there serving as babysitters who told us that the owner wasn’t around and that she usually arrives at 11:00am. We asked if our 20 feet truck was available for pickup. A nasty old man went outside in the lot and guaranteed to us that a 20 feet truck wasn’t available in the lot. At that point, we asked them if there was another uhaul around? Maybe our truck was there, I said. They quickly replied, “yes, eight miles away.”

It was now 9:30am. Where is our truck! So we drove to this close uhaul location to see if our truck was indeed there. When we arrived, we found out that the location was closed and wouldn’t open until 11:00am. It was 9:45am. My wife was furious and I was very concerned. I didn’t see any big trucks out there either. To make my life more complicated, I needed to pee but no stories were open for the public due to COVID precautions. I had to go!

It took me at least 25 minutes to find a place to pee, walking like a dancer trying to not pee on my pants. I finally found an open gun shop, pretended to be interested in buying a gun, and asked if I could use their bathroom. I could finally pee in peace, thank God. As I was getting back to my wife’s car she screamed, “Where were you? I couldn’t find you in 20 minutes!” I then explained to her that it took me all that time to find a place to pee. What a heck of a day!

She was lived. We waited and waited and around 11:15am, uhaul finally opened their doors in that location. We went there immediately. As we got inside, we asked the attendant if our truck was there and that we had an urgent matter. The veredicto? Our truck wasn’t there, man replied because our reservation wasn’t in his system. We panicked! We had to drive back to the other uhaul location according to the uhal fella. As we were driving down, my wife calls uhaul customer service and explained to them the hell of a time that we were having and that we had to leave Oxford that day for a move to South Carolina.

Uhaul guaranteed that the uhaul location we had our truck reservation would be opened and functional when we arrived. We arrived there around noon and nothing. The same old couple were there doing what they do best… nothing. I took the initiative to tell the lady that we had a reservation for a truck and that they were the location where our truck was.

The lady then tried to help but was computer illiterate, incapable of using the uhaul system. She decided to call the owner of that establishment to come help us. To make long story short, the owner didn’t come to her establishment for an additional hour! As the old lady was pressured by us to do something (we needed our truck!), she attempted to use the system, without luck. I then intervened and said, “Ma’am, if you don’t mind, let me check us out so we can keep moving. It’s already almost 1:00pm and we don’t have our truck. We still need to drive this truck 40 minutes, load our truck in Oxford, and drive 5 hours to South Carolina today.

She allowed me to be a “uhaul employee” for a day. Believe it or not, I was self checking us out to get our uhal truck because the uhaul owner, who was supposed to be there, wasn’t there. It was now 1:00pm. It took me about 20 minutes to do everything, a process that probably should have taken 5 minutes for someone who works for uhaul.

As we were going out to get our truck, finally, I see the old man screaming at my wife staying that we were stealing their truck from their parking lot because we didn’t have a uhaul lock???? Nuts, to say the least. So we went back to the uhaul store and I explained to him that we were not returning the truck to their 24/7 location but to a location in South Carolina. He was skeptical and accused us of trying to fire his wife. ?????

To our luck, around 1:45pm, the owner finally arrived and cleared the truck for us, staring that everything that I did on their system was correct. The old man looked like an idiot in front of me and we finally left the store back to Oxford, Alabama. It was 2:00pm.

We arrived in our house at 2:45pm, my wife immediately called the movers and they arrived in our house around 3:30pm. They were good! But the main mover told me that our truck wouldn’t be able to fit all the boxes and furniture we had. I froze and knew that this would be a problem without an immediate solution. I told my wife and she panicked.

At 6:00pm, the movers packed as much as they could in the truck and recommended that we get another small truck to complement the move. The chance for that scenario to happen was zero. We had to leave that evening which meant that we will have to pay more rent and come back the following week to complete the move.

It wasn’t good enough for me I told my wife,

Let’s try to fit as many things as we can in this truck and cars. I took some of the things that the movers had cautiously put in the truck out and started to Dump our small (and not so small) boxes, furnitures, toys in the truck again. We did this for about an hour and a half, non-stop, along with loading both of our cars.

At 7:30pm, we then went to uhaul in Oxford again to connect our car to the truck, a task that should have been completed back in Widawii by the uhaulers there. We finally left Oxford at 8:30pm heading to South Carolina and thought to ourselves — At least we are finally leaving this place (for now)… nothing could get worst! We were brutally wrong. What happened to us next is literally unbelievable, film like characteristic clearly orchestrated by the devil to make our lives a living hell.

Chapter IV: 47 Years Old What? Show me your arms

After driving through the night tired and sleeping very poorly in a hotel in Columbia, we left the hotel premises to finally go to our new dwelling. As we arrive at the Complex’s management building, with our cars full and stuck with everything we own, were told that our moving time wasn’t 11:00am but 2:00pm.

My wife then said, the letter said we could arrive at 11:00am to move in. If we can’t move in at 11:00am, then we are going to wait here. We have no place to go. By noon, we had our keys and finally got into our apartment. The place as clean, cold and ready to be furnished with our stuff.

My wife then called the movers and they didn’t get the phone. We decided to move the smaller things first from both of our cars to the third floor where we now reside. We could wait any longer. If you have done this kind of moving work before you understand that going up and down three set of stairs 60 times bringing belongings can be a pretty tiring and tedious endeavor.

We did this for two hours straight. Time is now 2:00pm. My wife called the movers again and asks where they were. They were in Charleston (2 hours away) and that they were in the middle of a move that will take them until 4:00pm to finish and that they would come to help us around 6:00pm at night.

I was very skeptical and told my wife. I doubt that these movers will be here at 6:00pm after a huge move two hours away from us. We both panicked! We had to return the truck the next day by 10:00am. It was now 2:45pm.

We both decided that we had to do something about it because we could run the risk of not being able to move our belongings out of the truck and having to pay much more in moving expenses especially because the following day was a Saturday. We then started to desperately call local movers to see if they could help us. No luck. We were on our own without the capacity to move our heavy furniture up to our new apartment.

We moved as much as we could up for two straight hours until the original movers we hired called us stating that they were driving for one hour and forty-five minutes and were 15 minutes away from our place. We had a sigh of relief! But unfortunately, it wasn’t a complete relief. The devil has more evil planned under his sleeves.

Although the movers helped us a lot, they were incapable of making the whole moving for us. When we pay for movers to move our belongings is because we need it! Well, ours were too tired to do our move. I stepped in at 8:00pm to help them to moving boxes and myself carried up 45 heavy boxes to our apartment, as well as some furniture. At 9:15pm, my wife came to help me out and move up the remaining of our belongings with a dolly, something that our movers seemed to be too incompetent to do it.

At 10:15pm, we finally completed the move! Things were everywhere, our apartment was dirty as it could be, and to finish the madness, my dog breaks from his cage and has a gigantic pee and diarrhea poop in our new carpet. What a night! I was exhausted, hungry and all I could think of was… oh God, why is this happening to us?

Chapter V: Finally the End

It was 8:45am. I had a terrible night of sleep. My wife and I have slept for maybe three hours total combined. Our kid had a panic attack at 3:00am and the dog went ballistic overnight. The devil hit us hard, I must say but we are still alive and well by God’s grace.

We must return the truck by 10:00am, I said. Because of the former, we left our messy apartment without eating, brushing our teeth, thirsty looking like a dead zombie family. After all, the uhaul’s location was 25 minutes away from home but we had to drop a piece of uhaul moving hardware in another uhaul location first.

When we arrived at the first uhaul location, the uhaul attendant asked us for our renting documents contract in order for her to do a return of the tow dolly we had in our possession and kindly asked us to to unattach the tow dolly from our car. How in the world would we know that we needed to do this? It was already 9:15am when we started to learn how to unattach the tow dolly from my car. It took us about 20 minutes to get the job done.

After that, we drove straight to our final destination and arrived there at exactly 10:01am where we could then check out our truck and go home. As we arrived in our new place, my wife gets sick and throws up everywhere, with my kid screaming and the dog barking as loud as she can bark. My wife sleeps, I work for four more hours non-stop to organize the boxes in our rooms.

Finally when my wife wakes up, She is feeling better, my kid is sleeping and the dog is in the cage snoring. I am inexplicably as energized as I could be. It was Sunday afternoon and on Monday, I had a full day.

This was our move from Alabama to South Carolina… a devilish move that made us tired but by the grace of the Lord, we made it safe. He has never let us hanging and in the end, he was there for us all along the way. This is how Good God is.

In our lowest moments, He was there. “His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.” 2 Peter 1:3.

“ The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing.” Psalm 23:1. “Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” Romans 5:1 to 21.

Give the Lord a chance. Be faithful, fearless and loyal to Him. In the end, He will take care of you in His time and His time is just perfect.

Where There is dishonesty, Iblis is There

The act of dishonesty, which in its core means deceitfulness or the misrepresentation of truth, is nothing less than a demonic practice advanced by the ones who choose to give glory to the enemy. Directly or indirectly, the practice of deception and concealing information or data is often based on lies and the father or lies is no other than Satan himself.

The Bible teaches us that those who choose to pursue devilish behaviors belong to the, “You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” John 8:44.

Stay away from me Apollyon! I have the Lord and He is my refuge, the one who helps me in times of trouble who gives me much strength in this life “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1. I fear nothing, not the dark evening night or the challenges we find during the day.

My work and labor is honest wage. Dishonesty isn’t found in my vocabulary because I belong to the most high who calls me to be upright and not sin, especially against others. We are to love our neighbor as we love ourselves, as the law of the Hebrews once stated. Who is the father of dishonesty? We know it…

“There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.” Proverbs 6:16-19.

In the letter to the Colossians we read, “Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.” Colossians 3:9-10.

“Unequal weights are an abomination to the Lord, and false scales are not good.” Proverbs 20:23. Say no to dishonesty! Resist the devil and live a honoring life to the Lord, doing what is fair using true scares.

“Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:17-21.

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.” Philippians 4:8-9.

Resist what is wrong. Celebrate what is right. Erase dishonesty or any dishonest thought from your mind as honor to Jesus and His teachings. Remember: “A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends.” Proverbs 16:28. “Abstain from every form of evil.” 1 Thessalonians 5:22.

Stay firm in the faith brethren and never cease to love the Lord. He is worth our everything and because of Him and Him alone we live. Listen careful to the former piece of scripture shared by apostle John

“Why do you not understand what I say? It is because you cannot bear to hear my word. You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies. But because I tell the truth, you do not believe me. Which one of you convicts me of sin? If I tell the truth, why do you not believe me? Whoever is of God hears the words of God. The reason why you do not hear them is that you are not of God.” John 8:43-47.

Glory is to only be given to God, in the highest. Say no to dishonesty. It is a destructive, devilish behavior of those who take pride in the selfish act of deception. God have pity on them for their stubbornness and self centered tendencies are more painful than a broken bone and more debilitating than a deadly virus.

It is demonic, all the way.

The Diabolical Behaviors of Lukewarm Christians

The devil, also known as the accuser, the evil archangel, who was defeated by archangel Michael and expelled from Heaven, is nothing less than diabolical in the literal sense. He is full of evil intent, rebellious, tempter entity, deceiver, liar, sinner, disguised as an angel of light or apostle of God yet full of malevolence, like many lukewarm Christians.

In my adult life, I have seen a major similarity in behavior between lukewarm Christians and satanists, with the exception that satanists are less concerned about conceiving their true self identify. Weak Christians are hypocrites, deny Satan culturally, and reject the idea of worshipping the enemy yet many times their behaviors resemble the ones practiced by the followers of the Luciferian religion.

Lukewarm Christian church members have called me names, maliciously gossiped behind my back, made my life a living hell in many universities for being a devoted Christian, using low and discriminatory tactics that would make their father, Beelzebub, very proud with their prideful actions and malevolent tendencies in the name of Jesus Christ.

I have been tempted to anger and hate and experienced devious behaviors from those who claim themselves to be followers of the way. Lukewarm Christians tried to deceive me multiple times especially in my professional career, lied and in several times behaved in a cruel, snakelike, mean-spirit fashion against me particularly in this past four years while living in Alabama and Tennessee.

But I know Jesus. God protects and shows me those who practice the anti-thesis of the truth through scripture, dreams and in real life events. The Lord has given me His discerning Holy Spirit, thank Goodness.

Remember: “Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the LORD God had made.” Genesis 3:1. How similar are lukewarm christian from the snake! They aren’t our brothers and sisters and they don’t belong in our Christian camp. “You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” John 8:44.

Listen carefully: Real Christians are known for their Christian-like behaviors and loving fruits. Lukewarm Christianity is based on hateful behaviors, jealous tendencies, and demonic envious unloving treatment and communication. It’s so easy to spot non-Christians when we decide to make a vote to follow Jesus Christ.

Your defense against them? Prayer. “pray continually.” 1 Thessalonians 17. “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.” Colossians 4:2. “Therefore I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or disputing.” 1 Timothy 2:8.

Being with God is a gift. He will open your eyes to the intricacies of this life if you ask. A lukewarm Christian can be a satanist in disguise, in my view. Be aware! Jesus in the sermon of the mount warned us, “By their fruits you will know them.”

God is good. Flee from lukewarm Christianity.

Just Because They Say They Are Doesn’t Mean Much

Why do you call me Lord, Lord, and don’t do what I say?” (Luke 6:46). “Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles? Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’” Matthew 7: 22-23.

Have anyone treated you poorly yet calling themselves a Christian? I must admit that i have experienced more devilish behaviors by those who consider themselves to be Christians than those who follow or practice pagan religions and rituals. It’s a sad yet true reality that I’ve experienced, particularly in higher education.

“A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit; neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. “Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.” (Matt. 7:15–20). Listen carefully: “But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.” Revelation 21:8.

When a Christian does evil to others (including Christians), it is a detestable horrible display of loving others as yourselves. Lying and the idolatry of the self (pride) for self gain by diminishing others along the way is also a demonic practice. Always test the spirits before believing what others may say.

“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already. Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error.” 1 John 4.

Don’t be afraid. Don’t be angry or mad, the Lord will take care of you, show you the ways of the devil and protect you against your enemies. Words can be easily said. Consistent actions aren’t always easily done. Be on the alert and read each person’s fine prints. It is amazing what you found when you dig deeper into someone’s true character.

“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.” 1 John 4:7-12.

Be a man or woman of character who isn’t afraid to say that they love the Lord. Don’t believe the first thing somebody says without knowing who they are: it’s easy to speak but near impossible to fake a character. Never forget that.

Do People Really Love God?

Do we really love God? Not sure if we do. This is why… “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” John 14:15. Do we keep the Lord’s commands on a daily basis? Who among you keep the sabbath holy? God asked us, believers, a question back then still relevant to today’s believers, “Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you?” Luke 6:46.

“But he said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!” Luke 11:28. Unblessed are those who deviate from the instructions set by the Lord! Followers of the way, listen carefully to this: Either you are with God or you are with the Devil. When we decide to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ, we are to carry his cross with us and deny the world’s temptations less and less. Much grace we will need, of course.

Let me extend this firmer though with more scripture…

“And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” Luke 9:23. “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20. Giving our lives to the Lord is the only alternative to prove our love to Him.

It has also been written, “So therefore, any one of you who does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple.” Luke 14:33. If we don’t follow these God’s directives, do we really love God or simple say we love Him? When we are in God, we willingly say no to sin and strive to live a life for Jesus Christ.

We need to have the strong faith and actions of the psalmist, “I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I set your rules before me.” Psalm 119:30. Remember the words of Jesus in John 14:23, “Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.”

“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.” James 1:22-25.

Oh God, have pity of us for our faith inadequacy and weak flesh. Not all of us know what is written in exodus 19:5, “Now therefore, if you will indeed obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession among all peoples, for all the earth is mine.” Help us to be more like you and “Teach me to do your will, for you are my God! Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground!” Psalm 143:10.

Love? Love is following your commandments, repenting and sining less, oh God. “Know therefore today, and lay it to your heart, that the Lord is God in heaven above and on the earth beneath; there is no other. Therefore you shall keep his statutes and his commandments, which I command you today, that it may go well with you and with your children after you, and that you may prolong your days in the land that the Lord your God is giving you for all time.” Deuteronomy 4: 39-40.

Anything else other than following God’s commands? Not love, not quite, not really.

Welcome to the New Old: The Idolatry of the Self “

Welcome to the new old… there is nothing, absolutely nothing new under the sun (Ecclesiastes 3) other that the times that we are living in which is categorized by a time that “is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions” 2 Timothy 4:3

When was the last time that you were taught Christian doctrine in your church? Do you know your statement of faith? Do you even go to church, I should ask? How about your friends and family? I bet that most of you don’t and if you do, it is for a day if that.

Do you really read your Bible? Or are going to church to be entertained? Let me ask you this, “who do you think will win in a spiritual warfare fight. The lukewarm Christian who is spending maybe an hour a week in church seeking to be entertained and understated instead of defending the faith or the witchcraft follower of Satan who trains his craft for ten hours on Wednesdays in a satanic church somewhere with the fear of being punished by the devil for not doing evil enough with the goal to destroy you?

Don’t be deceived. You must be ready to fight evil in the spiritual realm. There are a number of very evil people in this world who wants you to suffer for being a follower of Jesus Christ, in addition to wanting to steal your eternal salvation granted by Jesus ultimate sacrifice. What is new? Nothing is , I repeat. The devil’s many tactics rooted in destruction are for real and his legions are ready to fight you. You you armed with Christ Jesus to fight them back? Or are you afraid to even say the word Satan?

You have the Lord! The creator of the universe! Be firm in the faith. Stay strong and undivided! Flee from fragmentation’s for sin and immediately repent when you fall. If you struggle with lust, stop watching media images that makes you lust. Look up to a person’s eyes instead of looking down at their physique. Seek help! Close your eyes if you have to in order to flee from sin.

“Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever? What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; as God said, “I will make my dwelling among them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Therefore go out from their midst, and be separate from them, says the Lord, and touch no unclean thing; then I will welcome you, and I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty.” 2 Corinthians 6: 14-18.

Your goal is to follow the Lord and his commands not the ways of the world because He is the only path to salvation and eternal life, “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John -4:6. Listen carefully: ““Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 7:21.

“Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you fail to meet the test!” 2 Corinthians 13:5. Are you the Jesus or are you pretending to be with Him for societal acceptance? Being with God is a gift. Jesus once said, “If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.” Revelation 3:20.

Make God a priority in your life, repent from your sins and love to glorify God all the days of your life. The same old sinful attributes of humanity must stop and be less frequent for God to bless our communities, family and friends. Practicing the doctrines of the devil will only keep you awake at night a d further and further from heaven. Don’t look at yourself but make every effort to keep your eyes on God.

After all, who are we without Him? We aren’t anything other than terminal and perishable flesh and bones. To God we are to believe and live for. He is the only one supreme and powerful God who created the strong Archangel Michael, the heavenly being who threw satan out of heaven. Engage in the great commission! “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,” Matthew 28:19.

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They Will Curse You: Don’t Be Fragmented

In the satanist church, witches and warlocks gather together in order to destroy lukewarm Christians, especially in the months of October and December. Planning to destroy the church is part of what they do and much enjoyment exists among demon principalities when weak Christians claim to be followers of Jesus but sin without repenting, according to Pastor Ramirez.

Don’t be fragmented. Don’t compromise, stop gossiping, say no to sin, separate yourself from evil ways, don’t give authority and legal rights for the accuser (Satan) to kill you and infiltrate your life. If you spend three hours on Facebook a day but less than three minutes in your Bible… that’s an example of a fragmented Christian who is a target demonic attacks. Confess your sins for forgiveness and engage in the process of sanctification, brethren.

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” 2 Timothy 3:16. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9.

Many are cursed because of making vain purchases at clothing stores instead of assisting the church to fight evil for the glorying of God, As Pastor Ramirez would say. Christianity and Halloween celebration don’t match. One celebrates Jesus. The other, the devil. Are you an spectator or a protagonist? Give praise to the Lord by being faithful to Him and His glory for He is good.

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.” Psalm 118:1.

Give no legal rights for the devil to invade your life. Fear God above everything and you will have the shield of God when repenting from sin and dedicating your life for Him. One hour of unfocused church attendance and training a week will not prepare you for the ten hours a week curse training that devil worshippers spent planning your next demise. You can’t be fragmented!

False Christianity, no substance in the spirit, if you are weak, can’t sleep at night with the lights off because of fear. Scriptures without belief is in vain, demons know that and will use your weakness in the faith against you. Open your eyes to the spiritual warfare that exists in the spiritual realm, ladies and gentleman. It is real. You need obedience to the laws of and repentance to be a soldier for the Lord.

“Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” Ephesians 6:11-17.

Who lives in your house? We are the people of God! We don’t need riches. We don’t need wealth but God’s protection and His ways more than ever or anything. Remember, “For the love of money is the root of all of evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.” Timothy 6:10.

You may need to break generational curses and be equipped to fight the devil for Christ Jesus in your life. We need Jesus not entertainment in the church. Seek God’s ways! Do His will and stay away from every evil. Fear God! Let me say it again. Fear God.

“The Lord your God will inflict all these curses on your enemies and on those who hate you, who persecuted you.” Deuteronomy 10:7. Protect your children from witchcraft and curses. Don’t let your kid celebrate Halloween. Why should we be delusional? Listen carefully to the following paragraph.

The devil is going after your children. What are you doing to stop that? How strong is your faith? Watching Netflix and Hollywood movies won’t protect you or your children from the devil’s plans to destroy you, only the power of God can. You and I can’t afford to be fragmented in the faith. We are to love the Lord and the Lord alone, repent and obey the only God.

We are going to sin but we can’t be sinning all the time. Salvation is a gift! Grow in the faith, repent, choose God. A fragmented people is divided and weak — a perfect target for demons to destroy you and your family. Have you thought about that? Wake up! Are you with God or with the devil?

“Cursed be the one who does the Lord’s work negligently, And cursed be the one who restrains his sword from blood.” Jeremiah 48:10.

In Your Will I Live…

Oh God, I am literally nobody without you. During these past 47 years of my life, you have been developing me to the Christian man that I am to be. Step by step one step at a time to glorify you. In my many pitfalls, you have been rescuing me with much grace throughout the years.

Divided we can’t ever be with you. Either we are in your camp or in the camp of the enemy. By faith, I believe and through you I live. There is only one God and You are God. In you I find hope and direction. One can’t be a follower of Jesus Christ and not repent. I repent of every sin I have committed and in your arms I give my soul.

I beg that you cleanse me and the millions of us who truly repent from our sins in your name. Your grace is amazing and I am in awe of your glory and might. We were created to glorify you and do what is right according to your commands. Nobody can be better than you! It is because of you that we love and live in this fallen world with hope that one day, we shall see you in heaven .

That your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. I trust you and your judgements… yesterday, today and forever more. All glory to your name forever!

What is from God? What is from the Enemy?

“So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.” Galatians 5

Let me put write in down in a way that is easier for you to distinguish between them. These are signs/behaviors that are rooted in devilish doctrine.

1. Hatred

2. Discord

3. Sexual immorality

4. Jealousy

5. Fits of rage

6. Impurity and debauchery

7. Dissension

8. Factions

9. Envy

10. Conceit

The following are acts/behaviors rooted in God’s love… through the Holy Spirit of the Lord.

1. Love

2. Joy

3. Peace

4. Patience

5. Kindness

6. Goodness

7. Faithfulness

8. Gentleness

9. Self-control

The great Christian writer, C.S. Lewis, once wrote in one of his most eloquent books… the Screwtape Letters, “the safest road to hell is the gradual one – the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.”

A little bit of sexual immorality is sexual immorality. A bit of envy is still envy. Lack of self control isn’t a controlled behavior, if it is done 85% of the time. Compromises start occurring! the enemy takes over from there.

Remember what Jesus said in the sermon on the mount. “By their fruits, you will know them, or how it is put in Matthew.

“By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?17 Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.” Matthew 7:-6-20.

Being a soldier for God requires sacrifices and giving up much of the mundane. Just realize this… You are either with God or against Him. if you are not with the Lord…

Which camp are you a part of? Reflect.

The Devil Will Explore Your Open Gates, Be Aware

This past weekend, I watched at least three hours of pastor John Ramirez’s sermons, a former warlock and son of Satan, and have to confess that the fight between The Devil and God is indeed an ugly one, even though the Devil is creation and God is the creator.

Mr. Ramirez revealed it all. He used to go to the satanist church between the hours of 7:00pm to 5:00am to attack the Christian community, curse their houses and neighborhoods, because they were asleep while serving as a general for the church of Satan. He frequently went to night clubs to recruit Christians to the evil side because they were Christians but with an inclination to evil, drunkness. The satanist generals attack the weak Christians! And scoff of how weak they are.

Let me say this. Everything that I have suspected back in Brazil, after watching his testimony, was right. There are individuals (witches and voodoo priests) who purposely create portions and spells on Christians in order to destroy them. Pacts are made, curses, and condemnations… are activities that are indeed planned and practiced. It is so evil.

The devil and his legions laugh at weak Christians and exploit their open gates (addictions to lust, pride, the evil things that they say and feel) to take that against and condemn them. He revealed that they engage in evil plans with the goal of conquering as many Christians to the evil side as possible and that the spiritual realms are for real.

It is war! Literally. You are the target.

The only way to fight these demonic beings, their warlocks and priests, is to give your life to Jesus Christ and to live according to God’s laws, with a pure heart. Anything that resembles the evil camp will be used by the devil against you.

Be aware with what you say. If much evil comes from your mouth, it’s demonic. Gossip, curses… evil chats and schemes are all demonic and will be leveraged by the enemy against you. Being with the Lord is a necessity and the only way to heaven.

He also spoke about prayer, that many say, “I’m going to pray for you.” When in reality, he said,,, they should be praying for themselves. Mr. Ramirez, since age 8, was demonizing people. He also revealed that the church is so weak right now that demonic priests and warlocks get Christians at a very early age with the music they hear with little to no fight back because the institution is so weak.

Christians aren’t to be watching demonic media including music with curses, horror movies, and other sources of evil media because they can become a connector with the evil side for demons to attack you. A true Christian rejects the former and therefore, can’t be defeated in the name of Jesus, according to Pastor Ramirez. Be aware!

He quoted the following Bible verse when delivering his sermon, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being My priest Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.” Hoses 4:6.

Warlocks are coming for you if you aren’t with God to take you to their camp, according to this former satanist now pastor. Staying lukewarm, as it is stated in the Bible, is a dangerous position to be in. “I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.” Revelation 3:5-16.

The principalities attack lukewarm people at the millions. Don’t be one, be firm with God. Flee from every evil, use your mouth to edify not destroy and kill, like the generals of satan do. Of the many blog posts I have ever written, this one is perhaps the most shocking. Please share this message with as many people as you can and stand forms in the faith.

Remember this: If you are not with God, you are with the devil. “Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.” Matthew 12:30. You need Jesus right now, no doubt. You were made in the image of God and the devil detest you for it. Be aware.

Repent, glorify Jesus, be in the God camp. God is great and He loves you. Never forget that. Say no to evil, for your own sake.

My Cry For Mercy Was Answered

“I will praise you, O Lord, with all my heart.” Psalm 138:1. “Keep me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked.” Psalms 140: 4. “Rescue me, O Lord, from evil men, protect me from men of violence.” Psalm 139:1. “O Lord, I say to you, You are my God, Hear my cry for mercy.” Psalm 140:6.

“Let not my heart be drawn to what is evil, to take part in wicked deeds, with men who are Evil doers. Let me not eat of their delicacies.” Psalm 141:4. “O Lord hear my prayer.“ Psalm 143:1. In you I trust, now and forever, in peace or not… by day or at night.

Enough my Lord. I say. In kindness and with much lower and strengths you were my cries this past month on July. You heard me and with your might and power you brought me closer to your will, leaving behind an ocean of injustice fueled by rivers of uncontrolled and demonic envy.

In your word I seat assured of your promises, oh God. All of my enemies fall under my feet because of your protection. in peace I continue to live my life. In war they choose to act and react but with God, who can be affected? He takes us away of much evil to a better place under the sun where honey is the reward.

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6. “But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble.” Psalm 59:16.

“The LORD is my strength and my defense ; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.” Exodus 15:2. God is faithful until eternity! Who can be better than Him? The Lord is my Sheppard and nothing will I lack under His wings because He is God, the only one.

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10. You strengthened me and placed me under your right hand so that I could be uplifted.

I was down but you brought me up. I went right but you wanted me left. Your arms are music to my soul, my spirit is in peace singing you hymns of glory. By faith and faith alone, your monumental and eternal grace has reached my tiny sinful camp. I repent for all the sins I’ve committed in this life. How many were them! Yet, you take them all from a humble and sincere heart who believes in you.

It has been a difficult ride, what we call life, but in you I found refuge. So many testings, so many! “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” James 1:2-3.

I’m in peace. I’m content. You have placed your hands to protect me against the devil and his demon army. In you I trust and hope is at reach. Thanks be to God, my strength and my redeemer.

Our God is an Amazing God

Our God is nothing less than amazing. Omnipotent, omnipresent, all powerful and merciful. Let me share with you six facts (points 1-6) about God shared by Biblestudy.org and offer my interpretations of each and single one of them for you.

1. Forgive and forget: God has promised not only to forgive our sins but also to exercise his unlimited power and completely erase from his memory all traces of our disobedience (Isaiah 43:25, Hebrews 8:12, 10:17)! Additionally, Scripture indicates that we, as well, will be able to never remember the sins we committed against him (Isaiah 65:17).

Only God can choose to never remember the sins of mankind when we choose to sin so constantly. against Him. I find the former to be literal evidence of amazing grace. Celebrate! His salvation is a heavenly gift for you and me.

2. God is the great negotiator: He allowed Abraham to negotiate regarding how Sodom could be saved from destruction (Genesis 18:23 – 32). Moses saved sinful Israel by reasoning their annihilation would tarnish the Lord’s reputation (Exodus 32:9 – 14). The Eternal even asked for suggestions on how King Ahab might deservedly perish (1Kings 22:21 – 22).

Clearly, God listens to us. He is also a God of His word and has chosen perishable sinful humans to negotiate sinful actions. The former, to me at least, is nothing less than extraordinary. If you asked anything to Him according to His will, it will be given to you.

3. Contingency plans: Human choices never limit his options to fulfill his purposes. His promise that Abraham’s descendants would be a great nation could have been fulfilled through Moses instead of the idol-worshipping Israelites (Exodus 32:10). Although Elijah thought he was the last Israelite who pleased the Lord, he was only one of 7,000 others who were righteous (1Kings 19:18).

What God promises, He delivers. He is limitless and is worth of many righteous men to serve Him. Human’s free will have little to no impact in God’s plan for His purposes for us, in the literal sense. Be assured that God can do anything in your life if He wants to.

4. Self improvement: The perfection God enjoys does not prohibit him from learning and enhancing his abilities to serve. The Bible states that Jesus, although a member of the Godhead (Hebrews 1:2 – 3, 8), was required to suffer in order to be made more perfect (2:10, 5:8 – 9). He qualified to be our heavenly High Priest (2:17, 4:14, 10:21, 12:2) only after he was tempted just like us (4:15, 5:7) and learned obedience through the trials he suffered (2:18, 5:8).

God is a lifelong learner and His sacrifices led Him to perfection. Trials and temptations He experienced. We are made in the image of God, therefore we should be lifelong learners, do sacrifices and we shall experience many trials and tribulations in order to better ourselves.

5. A change of mind: Many times, God is willing to alter his intended actions based on our choices! Nineveh, the gigantic capital of the Assyrian Empire that was worthy of His judgment, was spared after it repented (Jonah 3:2 – 4, 3:10). Judah’s King Hezekiah was healed and granted fifteen more years of life after he bitterly repented (2Kings 20:1 – 6). Jesus flatly refused to heal the daughter of a certain Gentile woman. It was only after she humbled herself that her request was granted (Matthew 15:22 – 28).

God adapts to circumstances and changes accordingly based on His judgement in micro situations. The Lord loves repentance and humble servants and will premium them in this life and the next. Be assured that the Lord is dynamic, never static and will premium obedience.

6. An element of surprise: God can limit his power to know everything and therefore be surprised at what humans do! The Lord did not become aware of Abel’s murder until he questioned Cain (Genesis 4:8 – 10). He was also a bit surprised, in the days of Noah, that virtually ALL mankind (3+ billion people) had set their hearts on evil (Genesis 6:5 – 7). Jesus marveled at the lack of faith shown by those who knew him best (Mark 6:1 – 6). He was, however, pleasantly surprised when a Roman commander showed greater faith in God than anyone in Israel (Luke 7:1 – 9)!

God can step back and look at life differently if He wants to. The Lord can be surprising and make us feel surprised. God can look at life at Bahia own will at anytime. God can do the same for you as He did for others! Celebrate and love Him for eternity.

Don’t you think that our God is an amazing God? Ranging from forgiving and forgetting, to being a great negotiator and having contingent plans to willingly sharing an element of surprise… God can do it all. Who are we to limit what God can do to us? We can’t.

Be assured. God is worth worshipping and following! If you believe that what you read in here is worth sharing, please do share, like or leave a comment below. As soldiers for Christ, our great commission call must be fulfilled in this world.

Blessings to you.

Can You Still Trust God?

You can always trust The Lord because “He is the same yesterday, today and forever.” Hebrews 13:8. The nature of God never changes because He is perfect. Throughout the times, we have been instructed to trust God and that God is trustworthy several times in scripture including the following verses written in the Hebrew Bible.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.”
-Proverbs 3:5-6

“Delight yourself in the LORD,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the LORD;
trust in him, and he will act.”
-Psalm 37:4-5

“Our soul waits for the LORD;
he is our help and our shield.
For our heart is glad in him,
because we trust in his holy name.
Let your steadfast love, O LORD, be upon us,
even as we hope in you.”
-Psalm 33:20-22

“You keep him in perfect peace
whose mind is stayed on you,
because he trusts in you.
Trust in the LORD forever,
for the LORD GOD is an everlasting rock.”
-Isaiah 26:3-4

Behold, God is my salvation;
I will trust, and will not be afraid;
for the LORD GOD is my strength and my song,
and he has become my salvation.”
-Isaiah 12:2

“And those who know your name put
their trust in you,
for you, O LORD, have not forsaken
those who seek you.”
-Psalm 9:10

“When I am afraid,
I put my trust in you.
In God, whose word I praise,
in God I trust; I shall not be afraid.
What can flesh do to me?”
-Psalm 56:3-4

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD,
whose trust is the LORD.
He is like a tree planted by water,
that sends out its roots by the stream,
and does not fear when heat comes,
for its leaves remain green,
and is not anxious in the year of drought,
for it does not cease to bear fruit.”
-Jeremiah 17:7-8

“The fear of man lays a snare,
but whoever trusts in the LORD is safe.”
-Proverbs 29:25

The Lord is trust. He is the one you can trust! “It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in humans.” Psalm 118:8. He is the one you can trust for forgiveness, “Many are the woes of the wicked, but the LORD’s unfailing love surrounds the one who trusts in Him.” Psalm 32:10.

You can trust God if you ask in faith according to His will, “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 1 John 5:14 and finally, you can trust God for forgiveness, “Many are the woes of the wicked, but the LORD’s unfailing love surrounds the one who trusts in Him.” Psalm 32:10.

On July 28th of this year, Cindy Dawson posted a wonderful quote in her blog, “Basically, there are two paths you can walk: faith or fear. It’s impossible to simultaneously trust God and not trust God” by Charles Stanley. Her mindset is correct and I like it very much.

Let me go one step further. Trusting God is the only possible way to living according to His will. Have faith my fellow brethren Christians and never under any circumstances question the mighty of God. Trust in Him and Him alone.

Yesterday, today and forever.

Exhortation of Peace and Purity

“Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.” Hebrews 12:14. Heated arguments, evil plans and be thirsty for revenge or war aren’t behaviors that are rooted in Christianity. Strive to live a peaceful life and live your life more like Jesus Christ in order to make God happy in the heavens.

I can’t understand why anyone would put pride ahead of prudence especially because the nature of prideful actions are always destructive. It was because of pride that the devil was expelled from heaven. It is because of pride that many get into hot water in this life. There is no shame with being meek and having your eyes centered in the Lord instead of yourself. I bet you that your life will be much more fulfilled.

“In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.” Psalm 4:8. “And the effect of righteousness will be peace, and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust forever.” Isaiah 32:17. Celebrate God and change your ways! Lust, sexual immorality, impurity… All tricks of the devil to destroy you. “Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.” Colossians 3:5.

Celebrate God all the days of your life. Choose good over evil. Flee from anger and disgust. Choose the righteous path that is narrow but the one that leads to the Lord. “But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” Matthew 7:14. Be one of these few! Love God with all your might and all of your soul.

“And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength; this is the first commandment… There is none other commandment greater.” Mark 12:30-31. After loving God, love your neighbor as you love yourself as Jesus commanded. It it what are must do, even though many choose to be evil in nature. Don’t pay evil with evil but pray to God that your enemy’s fall not be too rough because the Lord does justice.

Listen to God not man… The former is true wisdom.

“…if anyone hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to them, and will sup with them, and they with Me.” Revelation 3:20. How do you gear God’s voice? First step, repent from your sins and do good. He will come to your life and talk when you least expect. That’s the nature of the Lord. Amazing grace.

Oh God, who am I in this life? A perishable collection of bones and flesh blindly walking without your guidance. It is because of you that I live and my spirit is deeply connected to you. My soul magnifies you because you are worth being magnified. Please bless us all and be merciful towards us. We aren’t anybody without you.

You are all of my reasons… You are all of our reasons.

Is it a Temptation of the Flesh or Demon Possession?

In Christianity, we know that there is a God, and accuser also known as Satan, angels of many sorts including the powerful Archangel Michael (who defeated Lucifer) as well as a large number of fallen angels which we categorize as demons.

When the accuser was expelled from heaven, he brought 10,000*10,000 fallen angels with him (Revelations 5:11) making the devil a powerful spiritual being and well organized entity with a massive network of fallen angels in the spiritual realm, always ready to destroy, steal or kill (John 10:10).

We need to be aware with what we are dealing with. We have a body, soul and spirit and temptations of the flesh affect our body only where demonic possessions are done at the spiritual level, which certainly will have an impact in our spirit. The holy spirit can’t dwell in a body filled with a demon because such spirits win magnify God, a condition for the holy spiritual to be in our body.

Please realize and remember… The flesh is weak. Our body has desires, feel temptations and are inclined to sin, especially if the person isn’t a follower of the way. Most men, after looking at an attractive woman at the beach with little to no clothing, are likely to sin. But the former is much different than loving to look at women with a bikini, like an addiction! Idolizing sexuality.

See the difference?

We, human beings, have both a soul and a spirit, as well. The soul is our humanity, what makes us feel emotions; our soul’s function is to magnify God. The spirit is our deeper spiritual side allowing us to have a deeper connection with the Lord. When we become Christians and receive the Holy Spirit, we get much more connected to God because the spirit creates a deeper connection with the creator.

Question? Have you heard of musicians selling their souls to the devil for fame? Well, they can’t because all souls are Gods! What musicians (and other anti-Christ individuals) may do is to have a pact with an entity to not engage in a deeper connections with the Lord and maybe influence others to do the same.

Bob Dylan has openly talked about this in a personal interview on the subject at NBC in the 90’s. He is not the only one and won’t be the last but anyways…

We are going to be tempted occasionally, even as Christians, because our flesh is weak. It might come in the form of looking at an attractive woman or drinking a glass of alcohol or wanting to buy a car. It is not a demonic possession but characteristics of being human. The moment that humans engage in addictive behaviors of any kind… porn, luxury, greed, and drunkenness for example… then it is demonic, a southern pastor once preached on this.

In Hebrew demonology, the demon of sensuality and luxury is known as Asmodeus. When a person is addicted to watching multiple naked women or men and/or can’t function well without obtaining luxurious artifacts on a regular basis, watch out! Asmodeus might have possessed that person. If it is greed or avarice? Balaam maybe mammon?

What a difference there is between the temptations of the flesh and demon possessions, it seems. Our spirit and soul are two different entities. Wanting a nice possession is much different than having greed for money at the expense of others… Evil greed is initiated by Balaam.

“It is easier for a rich man to pass through the eye of the needle than to him to inherit the kingdom of God.” Matthew 19:24. Go figure! How can anyone containing the demon mammon go to heaven? It seems pretty logical to me.

Thoughts? Let me know in the comments below.

The Time and the Day Nobody Knows

No matter the number of pastors and followers of the way that might tell you exactly when Christ will return, the time and the day of His return nobody knows it, only God.

How do we know it? Let’s look at what Matthew has written in the following scripture. “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” Matthew 34:36. Clearly, we are instructed to believe that only GOD knows the answer to it. I am okay with that!

Our eyes are to be focused in the Lord!!! Not in opinionated human groups or church leaders whose intentions are to self glorify themselves in the name of the most high. The former is definitively an act of idolatry, brothers and sisters.

The Adventists were wrong about Christ’s return back in the day and many false prophets will be wrong trying to predict the end of the world in our lifetime, I suspect. Our goal is to keep our eyes in the Lord always being mindful that life isn’t about us but God and that He and He alone is the one who knows His plans.

We need much faith because it gives us the confidence and the assurance of God’s love in His time, “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” Hebrew 11:11. Let’s keep focusing on doing great deeds for God today not tomorrow.

It’s our duty!

God’s Divine Creation and our Senses

My God, how great is your love and peace! You bring life to us, rest, comfort and much great and needed sleep. It is because of your majesty and mercy that we breathe the air of hope for the privilege to be with you in the afterlife.

As I close my eyes this evening, I reflect on so many thoughts with my human senses, several worth writing something about here in my blog. First of all, I thank you God for being the master of creation who has given us the ability to hear, process, and comprehend stimuli in this fallen world we call earth.

The sound of the wind blowing restlessly on us everyday and the cool little breeze we feel at the end of May are small examples of your majestical and divine mighty power expressed for humans to understand. The amazing colors we see and spices we taste are all made by you for our enjoyment. My God!

Everything is yours. Oh humans, stop your egotistical tendencies and realize that God owns it all, “Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours.” 1 Corinthians 3:21. “The heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours; The world and all it contains, You have founded them.” Psalm 89:11.

“O Lord, how many are Your works! In wisdom You have made them all; The earth is full of Your possessions.” Psalm 104:24.

Intuition… I feel much change coming near me, unplanned. How easy it is for me to see, how can it be? I just had a vision and heard the call, life in abundance for me and for all. Your abundance. You are our only divine Lord worth worshipping.

Thank you for being supreme. Your engineering is unmatched, perfect in every way, and worth of praise. In God, we are to trust, with our five senses and our own heart. He and only He is to be glorified.

Amen

The tree and it’s fruits

“There is no good tree that gives bad fruits or a bad tree that gives good fruit… trees are known for the fruits that they give…” Luke 6:43-44. People, like fruits, could produce good or bad fruits.

In my 47 years of living in this falling world, I have come to a undeniable conclusion — people, like plants, either produce good or bad fruits… by this I mean good or bad behaviors in their essence also known as their personality.

I remember my old friend and mentor Kurt teaching me how to identify the essence of a person in the many walks we had while I was a faculty member at IUP. Is there consistency of behavior? Under stress, how do they behave?

“By their fruits you will know them.” Matthew 7:15. An person with an inherent evil personality won’t ever offer good deeds without expecting receiving something in return. I’ve come to realize that Kurt was correct and a very wise Christian man…

As we learn from Psalm 12:2, “Neighbors lie to each other, speaking with flattering lips and deceitful hearts.” Our role is to identify these neighbors and plan accordingly for a strategy to either neutralize them or perhaps flee from them.

Be aware of the many wolves that will come near you. And never forget the teachings of disciple Matthew, “Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves.” Matthew 10:16.

Be always on the alert. Look at the behaviors of other people to identify who is a friend and who is a foe. Be aware of the evil nature of others. !!! “Go; behold, I send you out as lambs in the midst of wolves.” Luke 10:3.

Just a thought…

Revelations from God are for Real

“The secret things belong to the LORD our God but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.” Deuteronomy 29:29.

I am from the belief that God reveals things to us through a number of avenues, sometimes expressed by human communication, nature events, through dreams and a lot of times by destine.

“And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions” (Joel 2:28). Our God is a purposeful Lord that will communicate with us in ways that we don’t even understand.

“He may speak in their ears and terrify them with warnings” (Job 33:16). God will let you and I know about events that happens to us in this world, particularly if you are close or far way from his commands. Sometimes these events are good, sometimes they are bad.

It depends on the season and how closely you are following His commands on earth… let me reveal something to you.

I had a dream three weeks ago that I will never forget. It was a dream centered on the idea that luxury can be achieved by consortium and that the leading class in society will always receive much temptation (especially from fake friends and women), in their lifetimes. I can’t believe that I’m writing this post but as the Lord is my witness, what I am going to write in here is God’s most absolute truth.

In that dream, I was given a blueprint, by a business strategist/mega real estate investor, to make a small fortune in real estate, particularly with sports arenas and with big pieces of commercial real estate. How intriguing although quite unexpected, I must say. Since what I was told in the dream is a capitalist trick, it won’t ever expire.

Don’t you think that this is kind of a crazy blog post, maybe a madness conversation to an unbeliever? Yet, the dream scenes are still as clear in my mind as they once were back in my dream three weeks ago. I also recall a mind voice telling me: This is an old model but it works. It is amazing how God operates.

I grew up in Brazil among the highest elite, playing golf… nobody ever told me any business blueprint but through a dream, I learn one. I actually believe it because it makes total sense. In fact, I can’t believe that I never thought about it, before.

You may be inquiring — so what is the blueprint? The secret will only be revealed at the right time, folks… it is coming. Between now and then, love God, obey Him and his commands, engage in the great commission and do what you can to live others. God’s love is forever, earthly living is temporary.

“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” I Corinthians 1:18. We live in this world but we aren’t from it.

My God Will Never Fail

Never! In faith and with much hope, we are to wait for His divine will which is fatherly and flawless. Humanity, in its fallible human nature can’t ever understand the mighty world of the Lord, only submit to His majesty.

Instead of blaming God for misfortunes that occur in your life, try to be closer and close to Him in order to better understand His nature which can be attained by wanting more Hod, by reading holy scripture and prayingbk. The death of a family member or a wish not answered doesn’t mean that God failed to answer your prayers or is a failing God.

Let’s not forget that there is a time for everything under the Sun — Ecclesiastes 3. Everything in God’s time for His glory, not yours or mine. Christians, let’s seek God and trust His judgements for our lives because the Lord knows best.

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6. Life circumstances happen for a reason, our hope is to trust the creator with much faith.

What is intelligence to us a madness to God as we read in 1 Corinthians 1:25. Instead of blaming God for this or God for that… open your bible, pray and realize that God loves you.