We are at an unprecedented Historical point in history for the future of the species of Humanity. It IS of BiblIcal proportions, whether a person believes in the Bible, or not. Truly, TRULY incredible times!
*) The living water
John 7.37-39.nasbNow on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink, He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, 'From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water." But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive; for the Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
John.4.13-14.nasb Jesus answered and said to her, "Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again; but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life."
*1) the Good Shepherd's warning
John.10.11-14.nasb "I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep. He who is a hired hand, and not a shepherd, who is not the owner of the sheep, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. He flees because he is a hired hand and is not concerned about the sheep. I am the good shepherd, and I know My own and My own know Me
*2) Salt and light
It's well known and accepted that "salt and light" as Jesus referred to in this verse speaks of Christian love and its infectiousness, but another aspect of light, that Jesus speaks of is the concept of TRUTH, and the acceptance, understanding and sharing of it. This is the kind of "light" that the modern church is woefully inept at being.
Luke 8.16-18.nasb "Now no one after lighting a lamp covers it over with a container, or puts it under a bed; but he puts it on a lampstand, so that those who come in may see the light. For nothing is hidden that will not become evident, nor anything secret that will not be known and come to light. So take care how you listen; for whoever has, to him more shall be given; and whoever does not have, even what he thinks he has shall be taken away from him."
John 8.12.nasb Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, "I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life."
This dead man who Jesus raised back to life, is posited in a very interesting location here in the Gospel of John. (Especially in light of our modern days. God's living Word comes to life yet again!).
Not only does this miraculous raising by Jesus of the dead man show us God's power, but this physically dead man who has been "reborn" is a spiritual symbol of a Christian's rebirth... not only THAT, but it seems obvious that Lazarus is actually a symbol for the REAL church in these modern, or end times.To expound on and support this idea:
Jesus, right in the middle of the Lazarus narrative, (immediately after His disciples fearfully stated concern for Jesus' physical safety) suddenly and strangely starts talking about those who stumble around in the dark (zombies?) and those who won't:John 11:9-10 asvJesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If a man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world. But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because the light is not in him.
We know that the purpose for the church is to glorify the Lord. This is the same thing Jesus says about the future of Lazarus:John 11:4 nasbBut when Jesus heard this, He said, "This sickness is not to end in death, but for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified by it."
Did God's own voice then confirm this future role of "Lazarus" as the future church when He declared?:John 12:28 nasb"Father, glorify Your name." Then a voice came out of heaven: "I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again."
(For it is quite undeniable, I have noticed, that this "Lazarus thread" is sewn quite prominently throughout these chapters of John.)
And because of the ongoing threat of Lazarus as a "witness" to Christ's power, the pharisees, (the worldly powers of the day) not only wanted Jesus dead, but also wanted Lazarus dead... much like the world powers today want the REAL church dead:John 12:10-11 nasb But the chief priests planned to put Lazarus to death also; because on account of him many of the Jews were going away and were believing in Jesus.
The MOST INCREDIBLE EVIDENCE of this idea, I think... of Lazarus symbolizing the present day REAL (willing to lay down its life) church... is supported by the very next narrative, which is somewhat obscured by modern man's editorial insertion of a break in the chapters because of a new day. But the very NEXT narrative involves the "waving of palm branches", which aside from their presence all over the Old Testament prophetic writings, these palm branches also appear prominently in the Revellations of Christ in regards to the martyrs of the last days, or the "tribulation":John 12:12-13 nasbOn the next day the large crowd who had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, took the branches of the palm trees and went out to meet Him, and began to shout, "Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord , even the King of Israel."
Here is a solidifying of this idea as predicted in the Book of the Revellation:
Rev. 7:9 nasbAfter these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could count, from every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, and palm branches were in their hands;
Rev. 7:13-14 nasbThen one of the elders answered, saying to me, "These who are clothed in the white robes, who are they, and where have they come from?" I said to him, "My lord, you know." And he said to me, "These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
All I can say is WOW!
No, I'll add what Jesus said right before God's voice declared that Jesus' death will glorify His Name:John 12:24-25 nasbTruly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. He who loves his life loses it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it to life eternal.
*3) the brain sand
The big business of the pineal gland and brain sand-
Theres a BIG business that goes on right now for the owning and controlling of our souls.
There is God's Big Business,andThere is "the world's" big business
Now bear with me here, obviously The CEO of God's Big Business is JESUS CHRIST and the SPIRIT OF TRUTHAnd of course The CEO of "the worlds" big business is Lucifer and the spirit of lies.Maybe you disagree with me on this point, but my several hundreds of hours of research has led me to this conclusion, and I would gladlydefend this position with anyone. God's Big Business tells us we have an eternal soul and HE Wants us to be HIS Sons.Conversely, "the world's" big business tells us that the soul doesn't even exist, but YET strangely we all know that it's CEO wants our souls. (HUH? But I digress)
God's business andThe Spirit of truth (as I will attempt to illuminate somewhat here)tells us that what is known as"the seat of the soul" is the pineal gland
"The world's " business and the spirit of lies is obsessed with creating"brain sand" (footnote**1) in that VERY gland
I cant even pretend to know very much about the REAL implications of this gland, and its relationship to our spirituality, but one thing I CAN see and want to point out here is the VERY OBVIOUS FACT of the world's big business and their purposeful degradation of this gland.
This pineal gland has commonly, throughout history been known as the "third eye", its name is also"epiphysis cerebri"(another interesting name)
Could this "third eye" be the "single eye" that Jesus mentions when he says inMatthew 6:22-23 KJV
The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!(is it an unfortunate coincidence that some other translations lose this 'single eye" concept? for instance Matthew 6:22 NIVThe eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light.)
In studying this verse and the verses around it, it seems kind of out of place at first glance, because in the verses around it Jesus talks about money and the love of money.Having read several commentaries explaining this verse, most of them say this verse refers to the state of our perceptions as they relate to our souls, and a "bad eye", with its love of money and evil being "darkness"in our souls... which certainly makes sense within its surrounding verses, but yet some other commentaries at the very least say that interpreting it this way presents some problems logically in regards to its use of the singular tense.But either way, we know that Jesus often spoke in ways that had more than one meaning, depending on the understanding of the audience, and even a sermon of Spurgeon's comments on this very verse saying that there is almost an infinite number of ways to interpret Jesus' words here.*
ALSO, is it a coincidence that Jacob named the place that he (strangely?) wrestled one night with God: "peniel," which means "face of EL"or Elohim, or GOD ....this "place" where GOD subsequently changed his name from Jacob (a physical man) to Israel (a spiritual man). Gen 32 :30.
This pineal gland is known even to today's science to deal greatly with light.
The BIBLE SAYS that GOD IS LIGHT!
So is it any wonder that this pineal gland MAY BE CRUCIAL to our spiritual life?
AND, is it any wonder that "the worlds" big business is complicit in making " brain sand" in this gland?.(calcification)
Science tells us that the two largest contributors to this "brain sand" are fluoride and electromagnetic radiation(Footnote.**2)
The worlds big business subsidiaries are industries saturated with:sugar, fluoride and other halides, calcium, sweeteners, hormone disruptors, pesticides, mercury through medical vaccines, and of course electromagnetic radiation through power lines, cell towers, cellphones ....on and on...... all of these SERIOUS soul killing "brain sand " makers (footnote**3)
Is it any wonder that much of our world now seems "soulless" ?
The world's big business gives us iodine displacing( footnote** 4 ) fluorinated, chlorinated drinking water that hardens and "sands up" "the seat of our souls"-the pineal gland.
God's Big business gives us LIVING WATER that nourishes our Souls
God's Big Business gives us the BREAD of life
God's Big Business gives us the Spirit of TRUTH, and here is some TRUTH about decalcifying your pineal gland: http://www.med-health.net/-Pineal-Gland-Calcification.html
**2)http://fdbrainfood.blogspot.com/2013/05/environmental-assaults-on-pineal-gland.htmlJames B. Burch, John S. Reif, Michael G. Yost, Thomas J. Keefe and Charles A. Pitrat. Reduced Excretion of a Melatonin Metabolite in Workers Exposed to 60 Hz Magnetic Fields, Am J Epidemiol 1999;150:27-36)
5) THIS sentence has in it the nature of a proverb. It is well worthy of frequent quotation, as it is applicable to such various circumstances. It is one of the most pithy, sententious (characterized by or full of aphorisms, terse pithy sayings, or axioms) utterances of our Saviour. So full of meaning is it, that it would be utterly impossible for us to draw out all its analogies. It is capable of adaptation to so many different things, that the ablest commentators despair of being able to give you the whole of its fulness. But remark, that very much of the meaning is to be discovered by the use; as the varieties of our personal experience, furnish varieties of practical reflection
Why the obsession with zombies Doug?
Idk, why is the prince of THIS world so obsessed with lodging this "creature" into our culture's awareness through movies, t.v and video games?Why are the terms "zombie" and "apocalypse" being pressed together into our collective consciousness?
Satan ,the prince of THIS world and the prince of the air wants the world to believe that a zombie is this ridiculous,unrealistic, in reality just a harmless mythical living creature who's consciousness has SOMEHOW been severed from their body.Of course Satan, the great deciever,usurper as usual only gives out half-truths which are also known as lies.
In God's eyes though, a zombie is one of His beloved creatures who by some reason has given away their great gift from God (their Freewill),and have had their consciousness severed from TRUTH,more specifically His moral Truth, which is really just a subset of HIS , (God's)Truth.We ALL seem to battle this "zombieness" in a figurative sense every day, with the worldly diversion and distraction that we are ALL acosted with.
But, Satan ultimately achieves this literal severing of a consciousness through "sorcery" otherwise known as pharmakia.