Monday, January 24, 2022

What Does The Parable Of The Persistent Widow And Crooked Judge Reveal?

Is God So Hard Hearted Judge That We Need To Bother Him To Answer Us?

Question: What does the parable of the persistent widow and crooked judge reveal? Is God so hard hearted Judge that we need to bother him to answer us? Can you share your thoughts regarding this in details (Luke 18:2-8).

Answer: Greetings to you in Jesus awesome and precious name!

The Parables of Jesus are earthly stories told by him to reveal heavenly realities and truth. Our natural minds cannot fathom the indescribable greatness of heaven, so to make things simple and easy for us to grasp it, Jesus uses this type of teaching model which remains one of the most effective way to make humans understand. To the simple minded without salvation, they hear the stories and return without much benefit. But to those who are spiritually minded, who are saved, they not just hear stories, but within the story, the truth and realities of heaven gets revealed by Jesus to make these get edified and grow and be used for the Glory of God. True disciples of Jesus never fail to understand heaven, because, knowing Jesus is the reality of heaven from whom the Presence of God can be experienced more and more in our day to day lives even as we live on earth.

Let us now delve in to the deeper heavenly truth of the Parable:

"1 Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart, 2 saying: “There was in a certain city a judge who did not fear God nor regard man. 3 Now there was a widow in that city; and she came to him, saying, ‘Get justice for me from my adversary.’ 4 And he would not for a while; but afterward he said within himself, ‘Though I do not fear God nor regard man, 5 yet because this widow troubles me I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.’” 6 Then the Lord said, “Hear what the unjust judge said. 7 And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them? 8 I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?”" (Luke 18:1-8).

Jesus is the one and only heavenly teacher in this world, who teaches about heaven because no one has come from heaven except Him, and no one has ascended back to heaven except Jesus (John 3:13). Even when Jesus lived on earth, he was in heaven because in actuality heaven was in his heart, from where he was in constant communion with his Heavenly Father through the Holy Spirit of God (John 11:41-42; 4:34; 5:17, 19-20, 37; Luke 5:16; Matt 14:23).

In the first line of the Parable itself we see the bottom-line of the whole story being revealed by the Jesus, "men always ought to pray and not lose heart". The main thing about prayer is, we as humans when we pray we do not physically see God and therefore have no knowledge whether God hears or not. But right from the Scripture we see, that we need to have faith in God and his word to pray and believe that He hears us (Mark 11:24; Jam 1:5-6, 7-8; Jam 5:16, 17-18). It is the fact, that we believe God to be what He is which He has revealed about Himself in His word to be, and believingly seek Him diligently until He rewards us what he has told and promised to us, needs a lot of patience to actually receive it in His time (Heb 11:6; 10:36). If we lose heart, we will cast away our confidence in God, so easily giving up on God and His promises to lose the reward that could have been ours if only we could have patiently held on to our belief which gives confidence to us to walk forward in more faith, hope and love (Heb 11:35-36; 1 Cor 13:13).

The will of God is to walk in the confidence of God's promise in the dark until the light of the reward of God dawns on us (Heb 10:38). If we stop praying, we will definitely very soon lose heart and thus lose our faith which gives confidence to pursue God and has a great reward at the end. Our prayer is like a Can of water we supply to a seed within the ground which is faith, when it sprouts out, it is little but we still regularly water it, but then it grows and becomes a great tree of shade for many soon one day if we do not lose heart. We are so joyful about its growth that we with joy begin to pour water regularly, after a little while it starts to abundantly bear fruit. That is what faith is, and the water of prayer we pour out to the actual seed and plant of faith makes us reap the spiritual fruit of eternal reward, and along with it temporal rewards too come as a bonus to us (Mark 10:29-30)! Hallelujah!

As The Evil Nature Of Self Is So Natural To Human To Act, So Is The Nature Of God To Bring Justice And Do Good To Us Who Believe His Word

"There was in a certain city a judge who did not fear God nor regard man. 3 Now there was a widow in that city; and she came to him, saying, ‘Get justice for me from my adversary.’"

A vile human judge living in a certain city did not fear God nor regard fellow man, he was being portrayed by Jesus to bring out a beautiful truth about God's nature to answer our prayers. As this story reveals the worst of the evil nature of self which is so natural to human to act, Jesus shows that this judge even though a good man in the sight of man, the basic nature within him does not naturally "hate evil; hate pride and arrogance, or hate evil behavior and avoid perverse speech" (Prov 8:13) which shows that this judge had no fear of God.

Because he did not fear God, in his heart he had no regard or real love for fellow human beings (Matt 22:36-40; Rom 13:8-10; Gal 5:14; Jam 2:8). A judge is supposed to be a good man in order to judge fellow humans, but if that judge is not a man of excellence, then he is not fit to judge over fellow humans. But the very fact that the judge is so evil shows that even what man considers as the best man for the best job, remains as nothing but abomination and evil rags before this holy God who regards the humble but resists the proud in spirit (Jam 4:6; Luke 16:15). So holy is this God, that all of our good works fades as evil in the light of His sinless nature with which He works towards us (Isa 57:12; 64:6).

When a widow is brought in to the scene by Jesus, it reminds us of all the poor, dejected, helpless, hopeless and oppressed people of the society. In fact the word of God reveals that those who help the poor, widows and orphans to visit them in their trouble are those who are living a true religion for God to look and show favor to them (Jam 1:27).

God is so concerned about the plight of these poor and oppressed people, that He spoke through Solomon who was one of the wisest king to ever live, have worded strongly in his Proverbs saying, "Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed. The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor. Whoever oppresses the poor to increase his own wealth, or gives to the rich, will only come to poverty." (Proverbs 19:17; 22:9, 16).

In the above scenario, we come to understand that a helpless and oppressed widow is pitted against a judge who did not fear God nor regard man, is there a chance for the widow to get justice from her adversary? NO way, hardly we can expect justice to be served to the widow because she was oppressed by her adversary who was overpowering her because she was helpless, and she had over her a judge who was evil enough to never give the right judgment.

We know that our adversary the devil like a roaring lion is ready to devour us when we give opportunity through our sin nature to sin against God (1 Pet 5:8). We know only when our sins are forgiven in Christ Jesus, God's jurisdiction of His Kingdom comes over our life (Col 1:13). When we have believed Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we tend to experience within us a fight of faith (2 Tim 4:7), in this fight our evil nature of self and unbelief as a evil judge which is working within us is pitted against the new nature of God who is selflessness and has faith as a helpless widow in this parable. What are the odds against which we can get answers from God? In other words, with our old nature acting against God still in rebellion, as we are not able to fully resist our adversary now and then, how could God be able to answer us and bring justice for us against Satan when He is only pleased by faith, that He has declared clearly, that the righteous will live by faith alone and that if he draws back God has no pleasure in it (Heb 11:6; 10:35-36, 38)?

This Is Where Persistence and Perseverance Pays Off!

"4 And he would not for a while; but afterward he said within himself, ‘Though I do not fear God nor regard man, 5 yet because this widow troubles me I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.’”

Here the connotation is that the evil judge did not justly give justice for a while, just as expected because when two extremes try to meet only a very small fraction of percentage remains for it to actually meet. Yes we see that even though we are like a helpless widow coming to God to ask and get justice against the activities of our adversary Satan who constantly tries to steal, kill and destroy us and our family of faith (John 10:10), yet the new nature of faith rises up within us against the old nature of Satan who has kept us under his jurisdiction to be completely broken by persistence of going to God and praying to be a spiritual overcomer to inherit eternal life and the rewards of it here and now, along with the eternal glory that God has promised to give us all if we do not give up our confidence of faith until the end of our life (Rom 6:14). The key to victory over Satan and his demonic activities which acts through our old nature is to pray, pray and pray until we see to it that we get justice from God by his answers that bring us abundant life so that we can be able to live more abundantly in victory as an overcomer than ever before (1 Thess 5:16-17, 18).

We see that when we pray with persistence and perseverance, the old nature is constantly overpowered by the new nature of increasing power that comes through God's strength acting in us (Php 4:13; 2 Cor 12:9-10). Thus we begin to operate in the increasing power within in our new nature that might start to trouble and weary the old nature of self, sin and Satan. Though we cannot make the old nature change, yet because of the new nature's persistence and the resultant power of God, unbelief will give way to more faith, and more faith will cause unbelief to become powerless enough at a certain point where God himself will be pleased to answer us and give us whatever we have asked of Him and continue to ask Him in the name of Jesus for His Glory (John 14:12-14; 16:23-24). Faith will start to shine the very atmosphere of heaven within our heart to make us hear the very voice of God and act accordingly in our life, because of our persistence and perseverance in prayer to not to give up our confidence in God and His promises through Jesus Christ (2 Pet 1:16-17, 18-19, 20-21).

God Will Never Give Up On You Though You Might Feel Like God Doesn't Answer, All You Need To Do Is To Hold On To Your Faith To Practice It To Be A Overcomer

"6 Then the Lord said, “Hear what the unjust judge said. 7 And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them? 8 I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?"

By reminding what the unjust judge said, Jesus is reminding to us that true spiritual growth and living a God pleasing life is not a rocket science to learn intellectually or it is not a Greek and Latin to learn by hard work, but rather it is a simple practice of praying constantly to God day and night in spite of the sin nature that torments us through sin, to make us give up our faith is what makes it a fight of faith.

God wants to reward all His children like us who fight to retain our faith through practicing self-lessness which makes us take up our own cross daily and follow Jesus Christ's path in the will of God for our lives (Luke 9:23-26). In fact, God wants to answer all of our prayers, more than we ever want to pray for an answer from Him. God knows that the enemy of humans who is Satan is at work against the believers to destroy their faith in God. But then why God delays his answer to our needs? It is done to make us understand that He meet us not where we expect Him to, but where He really wants to, in order that His name alone might be glorified in our lives to bring eternal reward for us and our loved ones which is impossible except in His appointed time that pleases Him (John 11:4, 15; 9:1-4). God feeds on our faith and bears long with us through His mercies and grace (2 Pet 3:15), till His appointed time comes in which He will be pleased to do whatever we ask of Him (Luke 17:5-10).

As our world is moving towards a time of night, in it no child of God can be able to work for Him. We are at the verge of this time that Jesus spoke about prophetically two thousand years ago itself. When we cannot work for God, how could we be able to retain our faith to please Him? Yes, but the real work of God is to believe whom the Father sent (John 6:28-29).

So the bottom life is, in these dark times of the end which we have entered in to, are we ready to cry out day and night to God our Father in Heaven who has promised to avenge His own elect and bring justice to us from the enemy of our soul who is Satan and his evil minions? If we continue to swim against the tide of unbelief in faith by holding on to His ever-bright promises, we will forever be soon separated from the evil judge of our own conscience forever and also from the influence of Satan and his demonic tyrants, and receive justice done for us through resurrection from the dead, for which saints have waited in faith for nearly two thousand years by trusting His promises and dying in this world (Eph 1:13-14).

The present time we are living has been identified by Jesus as the most unbelief prevalent generation to have lived until now, so Jesus asks us the question,
"Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?", in other words, Jesus is saying to us, will you still read my words and practice them daily through praying to our Heavenly Father day and night in spite of the unbelief of your generation, in order you may continue to be a overcomer through faith and be raptured for your heavenly life in your celestial body of glory which so many saints have waited for nearly two thousand years? For those who are left behind Jesus is saying to them to hold on for some time in faith through the Great Tribulation by denying to get the mark of the beast (Rev 13:9-10, 16-18), so that at the time of His Second Coming to the earth, may God the Father find you alive and well to make you inherit His Kingdom on earth physically (Matt 25:34). Or if you have died as martyr because of faith during the Great Tribulation, He will raise you up and cause you to be an ruling priest along with Jesus Christ from the temple at Jerusalem on this present earth at the time of Jesus' Second Coming to this earth along with the Church to rule it with a rod of iron for a thousand years time (Rev 20:4-6).

Make sure that your answer is 'Yes to Jesus Christ' in your prayer of persistence even though you might be like that helpless widow with your not so mature new nature of God which grows more and more as you say no to sin (Heb 12:1), world (1 John 2:15-17), flesh (1 Pet 2:11-12),  and self (Luke 9:23). Satan works powerfully through your old nature of the unjust judge. For those who do not give up their confidence and faith in the promises of God, will become a overcomer to make sure for Jesus to find faith when He arrives for His saints for salvation apart from sin (Heb 9:28).

God can only be pleased not just through our prayer, but the prayer of faith without which we cannot expect an answer (Heb 11:6; Jam 1:6-8). Our very nature is sinful enough to make us doubtful about receiving anything or everything from God, so we are to pray to the Lord constantly and hear His word to build our faith, and once we stand on the higher ground of faith and pray, then every expected answer will automatically happen as God will be more and more pleased with our faith to move not only for us but also on our behalf for others for His Glory. So God is not hard hearted that we need to bother Him in order for us to receive anything from Him, rather we need faith in order for God who is willing to answer us always. God is always willing to answer us (Luke 5:12-13, 16). When our faith is up and active, God is ready to work for us as always (Matt 9:28-29). We can be truthful enough always to ask help from Jesus when we could not be able to believe, He will help us with our faith and will do miracles in our lives through His mercies (Mark 9:23-29). Even a mustard seed size of faith is able to move mountains of problems away from us, how much more when we grow in faith through prayer and fasting to learn to live in the supernatural realm of faith for the Glory of God (Matt 17:19-21).

All overcomers are rewarded not only now in this life (Mark 10:26-31), but mainly eternally for the Glory of God which will stay with them forever and ever (1 John 5:4-5; Rev 2:7, 11, 17, 26; 3:5, 12, 21; 22:12, 17, 20-21). Hallelujah!

May Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior find us with faith when he comes!

Have we learnt through this beautiful parable, "Humans should always ought [(i.e.) as a spiritual duty by disciplining ourselves we must learn] to pray and not lose heart"? (Luke 18:1). If our answer is yes, we have learnt the true meaning of this parable written to us who are the disciples of Jesus Christ! And soon we might begin to operate in the greater height of supernatural faith with God! 


Much Love and Blessings...


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Does God Really Make Matches In Heaven And Executes It On Earth?

As A Christian Who Is On Date, Can I Expect God To Bless Mine?

Question: A young lady, Tamarin, will be joining me for the first date to Handel’s Messiah. I strongly sense the Holy Spirit’s leading in this. Please pray for the Holy Spirit’s blessing, favor, anointing over this date. Pray that the Lord will shower both of us with His love and great joy, deepen our relationship, unite our hearts. Pray for great wisdom and the words to say, for both of us. Pray we connect well. Pray that nothing will go wrong, and the Lord will guard our hearts, protect us, for an absolutely pure, Christ-centered relationship. Thank you.

Answer: Greetings to you in Jesus wonderful name!

I will be praying for you to do the will of God even as you lay yourself on the altar of the Lord by carrying your own cross in faith and perseverance (Rom 12:1-2; Luke 9:23-26).

What does dating someone mean?

“Dating” means you're going on dates. You are actively getting out there and meeting people and spending time with them. “Dating someone” means you're seeing somebody specific, with purpose and on a regular basis. ... You're spending time with a person (or persons) in hopes of finding a committed relationship.

Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia says, "Dating is a stage of romantic relationships whereby two people meet socially with the aim of each assessing the other's suitability as a prospective partner in a future intimate relationship. It represents a form of courtship, consisting of social activities carried out by the couple, either alone or with others."

We are not like the world to consider dating on a regular basis even to the extent of physical touch which may or may not be having sexual relations. Clearly the word of God says, "It is good for a man not to touch a woman because of the temptation of sexual immorality that may arise out of such encounter, if you want to touch a woman deeper have your own wife or have your own husband in the Lord." (1 Cor 7:1-2, Abi's Translation).

Remember, for a Christian the period of courtship is not a precursor to engagement but rather a time to understand whether it is the will of God for both to get married through elderly, pastoral and parental liking and counselling. To get a promise from God after much praying and contemplation through the Bible is very much needed in order for us to look to it in the times of our future trials in our family life and to live victoriously through God's strength of His promise (Psa 119:49-50, 71). We also need to understand the legacy of faith of the family and also of the individual whom we are going to marry, because marrying a unbeliever or a uninformed lukewarm namesake unbeliever is to marry the devil as our mother-in-law and father-in-law. In our Christian Biblical culture we not only require or encourage people to wait until reaching a certain age before beginning dating, but also we want them to stay pure without sexual relationship of any kind which is what God expects of us before our marriage takes place (2 Tim 2:19-22; 1 Tim 6:10-11; Heb 13:4).

I would like to give you Some Important Biblical Points That You Would Remember While You Date :

1) Our bodies are the temple of God in which He dwells and so we are told to keep it holy and pure, and from being defiled by sin, world and Satan, so that we could build a worthy eternal residence for our holy God (1 Cor 6:17-18, 19-20; 1 Pet 1:15; 1 John 3:9; 2:15, 17; 1 Pet 5:8; 2:5, 9-10).

2) Keep your mind from being defiled by sexual thoughts and your hand from abusing yourself by the grace of God which is able to keep you from falling (Prov 4:23; Matt 5:29-30; Jude 1:24-25). And also even when you fail, God is able to help you stand up again and continue to walk in the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, through his mercies that never ceases when you continue to approach His throne of grace in heaven, and that same throne of grace and mercies which is also in our heart whenever we are in need of it (Psa 34:18-19; 37:23-24; 1 Cor 10:13; Heb 10:19-25; 4:14-15, 16).

3) To date should never include a physical intimate touch of sexual relationship or even a deep touch in our mind that will stir up love before marriage and commitment (1 Cor 7:1-2; Sos 2:7), but rather it should be kept for the time after marriage for a lifetime of love until we die and go on to be with the Lord (Mal 2:16; Matt 19:3-9; 1 Cor 7:12-13).

4) When we accept a date, we should have prayed and prepared already through a confirmation from elders of the Church, parents if they are believers and even if the are still unbelievers to convince them of our choice, and then above all a assurance from the Lord who answers through the Word of His promises and the Holy Spirit conviction within us should be our highest priority (John 16:8; Matt 4:4; Luke 4:4; 1 John 2:27; 1 Thess 1:5; Acts 11:15-16, 17-18), also you should accept the circumstances that God allows to make you understand His will for your life and living, dreams, visions, etc...that will cement the assurance within you of God's choice (Matt 1:20; Acts 2:17; 10:9-16).

5) Finally marriage is the only institution of God that still remains as His, right from the Garden of Eden where God conducted the first marriage and said that it was very good (Gen 1:26-27; 2:7-8; 15, 18-25). Marriage is honorable among not only the Church people but also among all humans in the world, therefore the marriage bed should be kept undefiled. The defilement of fornication and adultery which is not only a sin against our prospective partner in date or the spouse in marriage, but it is mainly against God who will judge without fail very soon personally in everyone's life and living, and without fail He will judge all in the day of judgment for every human after their death to reward them or condemn them for their wicked and evil works (Heb 13:4). Be rewarded by God eternally for living happily or at peace with the wife of your youth all the days of your short pilgrimage on earth (Eccl 9:9-10; 12:13-14; Rom 12:18, 19, 20-21; Rev 22:12; 1 Pet 1:17)!

Praying for you and yours. 

May Jesus bless you more and more and continue to use you for HIS GLORY!

Much Love and Blessings....


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Let Go And Let God!

Should I Write A Letter To Justify Myself Before Men?

Question: In my ministry, I have been suspended for insubordination which is false. I’m one of the hardest workers in the ministry, often working through weekends. I’ve been labeled this way because of a man named Nicholas who has a demonic stranglehold on the ministry, and has been ruthlessly trying to destroy me and my reputation. He slandered me to all the leadership repeatedly. I believe he has tried to attack me. The Lord is showing me that after re-entrance, I should send a powerfully-worded, blazing email (a letter) to all employees designed to clear my name and get Nicholas removed, and permanently eliminate the possibility of these dynamics happening again with different people. Pray for wisdom and the words to say to write this powerfully-crafted letter, so it will exceedingly, above and beyond, unfailingly achieve all the outcomes God wants. Pray the letter will be uncommonly edifying, healing, beneficial, ennobling, dignifying and spiritually growing to every single person who reads it. Pray the Lord enlists many, many people to pray powerfully for guidance for me in writing this letter. Thanks!

Answer: Greetings to you in Jesus wonderful name!

Greetings! Your reputation in ministry before men is not as important as the righteousness of God with which you walk before God, (i.e.) to walk before Him with a clean hands and pure heart that has lifted itself not unto vanity (Psa 24:4).

You need to read Matthew 5th Chapter and practice blessing those who curse you and praying for those who persecute you.

God exhorts to suffer wrong and Love our enemies and to labor after perfection in our character to get our-self glorified in eternity. These earthly trials are just a temporal exams for us to get qualified for eternal glory in the coming days. Do not waste it, but rather learn to cast your care upon the Lord, as He sincerely cares for you (1 Peter 5:7). God is more interested in building your character to reward you eternally in glory through the school of the Holy Spirit in which you are already enrolled as the disciple of the Lord Jesus, rather than in just giving you a temporal victory which soon passes and fades away in this short life (2 Pet 1:5-11). We are sojourners here, life is short; but the character of that short life determines our eternal condition; therefore live in fear of God. Mordecai did not bow or do obeisance before Haman the Agagite, as he was a Jew who kept the law of God to execute judgment upon the Amalekites, what Saul missed, Mordecai fulfilled it at the threat of his very own life (Deut. 25:17-19; cf. Exod. 17:8-16; 1 Sam 15:9; Est 2:5; 3:6, 10; 7:6; 9:10, 24; 1 Sam. 9:1-2). Mordecai could have told the king about Haman, but he prayed to God and left the rest for God to work out in His way and in His time and in His place (Esther 3:2, 3-6). God demonstrated how he takes vengeance at the right time and made a laugh of such evil people like Haman who tried to destroy the people of God. 

"38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ 39 But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. 40 If anyone wants to sue you and take away your tunic, let him have your cloak also. 41 And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two. 42 Give to him who asks you, and from him who wants to borrow from you do not turn away. 43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, 45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. 46 For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? 47 And if you greet your brethren only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors do so? 48 Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect." (Matt 5:38-48).

I pray that God in His time, He will justify you and lift you up to be used mightily for HIS GLORY. 'VENGEANCE IS MINE' (Deut 32:35; Rom 12:19), says the Lord of Hosts. You need not try to justify yourself before men, let go and let GOD!

"Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time." (1 Pet 5:6).

Yours In His Service,

Apostle Abraham Israel


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Monday, January 10, 2022

Does The UN Sculpture Looks A Lot Like The End Times Beast Referred To In Daniel 7 And Revelation 13?

Are We Seeing The Beast John Saw Before 2000 Years In Revelation In His Vision Of The End Times?

Question: Does the UN Sculpture Looks a Lot Like the End Times Beast Referred to in Daniel 7 and Revelation 13? Are we seeing the beast John saw before 2000 years in Revelation in his vision of the end times? The other day I read a article and also heard from an evangelist that this is happening. What is your take on it.

Answer: Greetings to you in the Almighty Name Of Jesus!

At least with what I have seen, the UN Sculpture looks a lot like the End Times Beast Referred to in Daniel 7 and Revelation 13.

Yes the United Nations has placed a giant statue in New York that seems to resemble an end-times "beast" from the New Testament's book of Revelation.

The U.N. recently tweeted a photo of the statue saying that it is, "A guardian for international peace and security sits on the Visitor's Plaza outside #UN Headquarters. The guardian is a fusion of jaguar and eagle and donated by the Government of Oaxaca, Mexico.".

We see countless critics on social media are saying the statue appears to be the likeness of the "beast" the Prophet Daniel wrote about in the Old Testament and the Apostle John wrote about in the Book of Revelation.

Daniel 7:2-4 describes the beast with the body of a lion and wings of an eagle:

Daniel spake and said, "I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea. And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another. The first was like a lion, and had eagle's wings."

The Apostle John described a beast with similar features in the New Testament passage in Revelation 13:2.

"And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority."

In the above verses of the Book of Daniel, we see all the beasts empires that stood separately as the sole worldwide power of their times and generation, ruling one by one over the whole world until the Roman empire of the Lion which we see until today (Zech 5:5-11), get integrated as one Great empire of the one world government in the New Testament book of Revelation. From the very name, United Nations, we see a great power of a beast rising up in our generation like never before.

Through the so called Corona virus, it has begun to take power back from people and is now trying to put surveillance over every individual human living in the planet earth.

The important thing to take note here is, the United nations is carried by the eagles wings of the United States Of America until now with all the so called man-made 'peace and security' through the strength of war over enemies (Rev 12:4, 14).

The mouth of a Lion is the Roman power within the United Nations that has economically crushed every rising power in the world until now. Now Europe has come together to join hands as one in the Roman beast of the political power of the west which has carried the Mystery Babylon of Roman Catholic Church until now (Rev 17:7).

The Bear feet is the imbalanced middle eastern powers of the joint Medo (Iraq) - Persian (Iran) Muslim Empire in which the Persian side will be larger and more dominant as like in the days of old.

The swift Greek power of the Alexander the Great who has criss-crossed the world in a few years time to invade like a leopard, every power of the world and took it under him to become the emperor of the world in a short time, is a anti-type of what is to come through the final beast of the United Nations. This end time beast of Revelation (United Nations) under Antichrist will have this kind of military power of swift biological order from Europe to take control of the whole world through the deceit of Corona virus and the like within a few years time, and will bring it all under its complete control (Dan 11:39; 8:25). The King of the North [Russia] and the King of the South which is European Union along with North African and middle eastern countries, had and also will have war constantly during the end time (Dan 11:40-45).   

Thus we see the saga of the end time beast of the United Nations of the world as 'peace and prosperity'. U.N. statue to "peace and security" comes straight out of New Testament Bible as an End Times warning from 1 Thessalonians 5:2-3:

"For you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night. While they are saying, 'Peace and safety!' then destruction will come upon them suddenly like labor pains upon a woman with child, and they will not escape."

Yes so clearly we see in the above verse, the work of United Nations which is the end time final beast government of the Bible so clearly described.

Therefore just as Jesus told us to 'Watch and Pray' when we see these things happening, all these things unfolding and being unveiled just before our eyes as told by Jesus and apostles 2000 years ago in the Bible, it should ring in our hearts and minds, to make us lift up our head and pray to God to make sure that we become the part of the Church party that will be raptured before the Great Tribulation [Temptation and Trial of Antichrist seal (Rev 13:16-17, 7-8) + the echo of Trumpeting God's instant retribution (Rev 8:2, 6) + the wrath of God (Rev 16:1)] is let loose by God to take place on earth (Luke 21:36; Rev 3:10).

Hallelujah! We can almost hear the Trumpet sound of the Messiah our true Lord and Savior of the world, Jesus! Let us along with the Holy Spirit say to Him, 'Come, Lord Jesus (Rev 22:17)!!!'

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Saturday, January 8, 2022

What Does The Parable Of The Pharisee And Tax Collector Teach Us?

Is It About Religiosity In The Name Of God Vs Relationship With God?

Question: What does the parable of the Pharisee and Tax Collector teach us? Is it about Religiosity in the name of God Verses Relationship with God?

Answer: Greetings to you in Jesus wonderful and glorious name!

Parables of Jesus sometimes are real stories and even model stories about nature and day to day happenings which Jesus used it in his teachings to reveal heavenly realities and truth that humans can understand and relate to it easily. Such stories are spoken by Jesus with some questions asked and communicated back and forth to people to convict, comfort, edify, and exhort them (1 Cor 14:3).

Let us hear Jesus' Parable from him, "9 Also He spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: 10 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, ‘God, I thank You that I am not like other men—extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I possess.’ 13 And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner!’ 14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” (Luke 18:9-14).

The intended audience that Jesus spoke this parable to were some people who trusted in themselves and thought that they were righteous while despising others.

The name, “Pharisee,” likely comes from the Hebrew word 'prushim', meaning “separated ones,” which clearly signifies that these people separated themselves from the common people to keep the law of Moses and through it attain salvation and resurrection to life (Acts 23:6).

In short, it is the religious sect of Pharisee that separated themselves from the common people and despised them because they believed that the common people were sinners cursed by God because of not knowing the law of Moses which they themselves tried to master and keep it within their sect (John 9:34; 5:39-40).

The tax collectors were the worst of sinners according to the Pharisees because they worked to collect tax for the Romans who enslaved God's people the Jews.

Thus Jesus reveals through this Parable the mindset of the Pharisee who considered himself as holy and despised all other people apart from their sect as sinners from birth and cursed by God. The tax collector's mindset was also revealed to us through this parable, who considered himself as that worst of sinner exactly according to what the Pharisee considered him to be.

So while the Pharisee spoke the law to others rightly, they themselves never applied it to their own lives, thus living wrongly (Matt 23:1-3).

How God Saw The Pharisee Who Prayed To Him?

Thus we see "two men [going].. up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector." While the Pharisee considered himself as holy and all others as sinners, seemed to pray to God but that prayer did not even reach the roof over his head, but rather according to God, he was praying to himself. In other words, the Pharisee's prayer was feeding his own pride and was bloating his self which was the only thing enthroned in his life in the name of God and the Jewish religion which he professed.

Thus we see the Pharisee praying, "‘God, I thank You that I am not like other men—extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I possess.’"

We see the Pharisee calling on God based on the work he has been doing, here we see five 'I' that he said, just like his father the devil who said the same thing in pride from the beginning and was thrown down by God, and as a result has fallen from heaven (Isa 14:13-14; John 8:44).

The moment any human despises his fellow brethren without love, he is clearly described in the Scripture as "the children of the devil." (1 John 3:10).

Every religion on earth says 'do' and God will be pleased with your life, only Jesus the Messiah of the whole world said, 'Done' (John 19:30), believe me now and live for eternity (John 11:25-26).

So we know that this, 'Holier than Thou' attitude of the Pharisee was a stench in the nostrils of God and the fire of His wrath that burns all the day in his sight
(Isa 65:5), for God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble (1 Peter 5:5). Because these Pharisees knew and taught the Law of Moses, but still hardened their heart by breaking the commandments of God and adding the commandments of men (Matt 15:9), the Scripture says, it would be better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn away from the holy commandment handed on to them (2 Peter 2:21).

The Pharisee was not even really concerned about what God wants to speak to him, but was all concerned about his so called spirituality which he wanted to flaunt and show it to God. He calls God not to really thank him, but to make Him notice how great he is, and how poor and wretched sinners his fellow humans were and the tax collector who stood near him was, whom God says that He has created them in His own image (Gen 1:27; James 3:9-12). As from a deadly snake or cobra, this Pharisee just like the devil was spewing deadly and sinful poison towards the tax collector and towards God who made him in his own image (Jam 3:8). By thinking himself as better than all others, he has deceived himself in to religious darkness which God rejects and resists (Gal 6:3). This Pharisee is actually the biggest of all sinner who needs salvation at that moment of time, because God is fighting against his wrong and evil attitude of pride which he has inherited from his father the devil (Prov 3:34).

This Pharisee fasting and giving tithe was not to God, but was to show how great he is to other people around, and to his own self which will be filled with more and more pride, that feeling of self-exaltation for a fleeting moment will be his only reward (Matt 6:2, 5, 16).

The fact of the matter is, according to God, this man's sin of pride is the mother of all sins and therefore he is the worst sinner more than all others around him. The man of God C.S. Lewis says, "It was through pride that the Devil became the Devil: Pride leads to every other vice. It is the complete anti-God state of mind."

This man Pharisee has never experienced God at all, that is why he is continuing in his pride and is not even realizing that pride is the worst of all sin because all others sins stems out of it. This Pharisee needs repentance from his pride and need to understand that he is conceited, and therefore a sinner in need of Jesus the Savior, or else he is on the pathway to eternal hell fire (John 8:24; James 4:10).

This Pharisee could pray this prayer a million times and inflate his egoistic pride, but it is of no use to God and therefore this attitude could lead him in to eternity without God which is hell fire, unless he repents with humility to confess it to God and fellow humans to be saved from his sin.

We need to learn from this that we should repent of the sin of pride and religiosity regularly as it tends to show its head now and then to poison our soul and take us away from God. We need to repent of the bad attitudes like the 'Holier Than Thou', which make us despise others and makes our heart hardened enough to belittle others. Always humbling ourselves before God and others should be a part of our prayer schedule to keep ourselves spiritually fit from self-deception and conceit. God is the one who spiritually lifts us up and uses us to glorify His name, therefore we need to give God all the glory after God does great things through us (Luke 17:10).

How God Saw The Tax-Collector Who Prayed To Him?

"13 And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner!’ 14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."

Here we see the attitude of tax collector who prayed to God, first of all he knew his own unworthiness and God's worthiness as the righteous Creator and Judge of all things who have promised to help the sinner to be saved by his mercies (Psa 9:8; Isa 44:1-2; 45:21-22).

The Tax-Collector had the fear of God within him, this fear of God came within him out of reverence, respect and passion for God (Prov 8:13; 15:16; 19:23). The fear of God brought in to the tax-collectors mind a outlook of the forgiving nature and covenant of the Lord, and his mercies which he shows to forgive the sins of his people who fear Him and hate sin (Exo 20:20; 2 Chron 19:7; Psa 25:14; 111:10; Luke 1:50).

The very description of the tax-collectors approach to the Presence of God by "standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast," shows to us how much unworthy he felt inside him to approach God because of knowing his sinful condition which was revealed by the Holy Spirit and God's righteousness and holiness which he understood within (John 16:8-11).

This tax-collector understood the mercies of God so clearly, he cries out saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner!’ (Matt 9:13; Luke 6:36-37; Titus 3:5; Psa 59:10). God has worked in the heart of this tax-collector because of his humility before God, and therefore He could transform him in to a merciful man towards others, so that he could receive mercy from God because of his repentant attitude which is a gift from God (2 Tim 2:25-26).

God guarantees that this tax-collector, though a sinner in need of God's mercies to be forgiven of his sins, "this man went down to his house justified rather than the other." The word justified means, 'Just as if he has never sinned at all' or in other words, 'declared or made righteous in the sight of God.' When the tax-collector and the Pharisee returned away from God's presence of the temple which they sought for themselves (2 Chron 6:18-42), the tax-collector in the sight of God was forgiven of all his sins and was declared as a righteous by Him, but the Pharisee went away as a sinner from the Presence of God, which was just the same spiritually pitiful condition he came in.

What made the tax-collectors attitude click with God to receive His mercies abundantly, and made God to resist the attitude of the Pharisee to send him away empty handed? In fact Jesus glorifies this key to receive God's mercies saying, "for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."

The Pharisee exalted himself before God by showing off his greatness to Him by speaking to himself in pride and despising others who were made in the image of God, thus he was sent away from God's Presence empty handed. But the Tax-Collector humbled himself before God by displaying the fear of God before Him, thus he was exalted by God, by having not only forgiven of all his sins, but also declared as righteous before heaven and earth which He was able to realize within his heart.

We need to check ourselves constantly whether we have this humble attitude of the tax-collector which makes us friend of God or the prideful attitude of the pharisee which makes us enemy of God (1 Pet 5:6-7; James 2:23; 4:6-7; Isa 63:10). We need to be merciful towards others who are fellow sinners, in order to humbly appeal to God to receive mercy for ourselves from Him at the time of our need. When we judge others, we cannot show mercy to them or could be able to forgive them of their debt towards us. Let us rather learn to judge ourselves first, and judge others the least and last (1 Cor 11:31-32), so that we might be able to receive God's mercies and grace at all times coming before His Throne or the Presence of God by calling on His name (Isa 65:24; Heb 4:16; Rom 10:13).

May God help us all to receive His abundant mercies just like the tax-collector with the humble attitude towards God, not only when we first believed but for all the days of our life on earth and forever in Jesus mighty name (Rom 13:11; 1 Pet 1:17), so that mercies and grace of God might follow us all the days of our life (Psa 23:6). Amen! Hallelujah!!!

Much Blessings...


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