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The Family of Jesus

For this article I am using what God has said about the family of Jesus Christ.

-First of all, the father of Jesus is God. Luke 1 speaks of the Holy Spirit coming upon Mary. Mark tells of God speaking ‘my beloved Son’. In Luke 2 Jesus calls God His Father. (Luke 1:35, Mark 9:7, Luke 2:49, Matthew 1:18)

-Joseph was the man who acted as earthly father to Jesus. He was a good man that followed and feared God. He was half of the couple, God gave to raise and protect Jesus. (Matthew 1:19-20) Most Biblical scholars believe Matthew 1 is his genealogy. Scripture records 3 times that God spoke to Joseph concerning raising and protecting Jesus (Matthew chapters 1 and 2). When Jesus was on the cross, John 19:26-27 records Jesus giving the care of Mary to John, indicating that Joseph died before Jesus was crucified (Note 1).

-Mary is the one God chose to give birth to Jesus. She was fully human and according to her own words in Scripture, was a sinful person that needed a savior. (Luke 1:47)(Note 2) She also believed in, trusted in and feared God. While she was still a virgin the Holy Spirit came upon her and Jesus was conceived. (Matthew 1:23-25) Most Biblical scholars believe the genealogy in the book of Luke is that of Mary. After Jesus was born, Mary and Joseph consummated their marriage (Matthew 1:25) and had other children (Mark 6:3).

-Half brothers of Jesus are also listed in Matthew 13:55–56 ‘Is not this the carpenter’s son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? And his sisters, are they not all with us?...’  Apparently none of Mary and Joseph’s other children believed in the divinity of Christ until after the resurrection. However after Jesus died and rose again eyes were opened. James and Judas (Jude) are listed as being part of the early Christian Church. (Galatians 1:19, Jude 1:1) Most Biblical Scholars believe the books of James and Jude were written by the half brothers of Jesus. 


In the service of Jesus Christ

Ron Stange


Note 1: In that culture, if the man of the family died, the oldest son would take on the responsibilities of the family.  

Note 2: Mary had to be a descendant of Adam and Eve and their sinful nature to fulfil the prophecy in Genesis 3:15

Note 3: According to multiple Biblical prophecies: Jesus’ Father was God. His mother was descendant of Adam/Eve, Abraham, and David. He was born of seed of human woman (indicating no man involved in conception). Jesus was conceived and born of a virgin.


Luke 1:35  And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.

Mark 9:7 And there was a cloud that overshadowed them: and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him.

Luke 2:49  And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business?

Matthew 1:18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.

Matthew 1:19-20  Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily. But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.

Luke 1:47  And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.

Matthew 1:23-25  Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife: And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.

Mark 6:3  Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.

Galatians 1:19  But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord’s brother.

Jude 1:1 Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James...

Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.



DO WE WANT GOD TO LIE?

Do We Want God to Lie to Us?
Do we want God to say it is alright that America has murdered more than 60,000,000 babies?
Do we want God to say it is alright that homosexuality is now the law of the land?
Do  we want God to say it is alright that people calling themselves  Christians, love this world more than Him? (Matthew 7:21-23, James 4:4,  1John 2:15)
NO  NO NO. God does not change His mind. What was evil is still evil.  (Numbers 23:19, James 1:17) Anyone that proclaims God has changed His  mind and no longer calls those things sin is a liar. (Isaiah 5:20)
Judgement  for this wicked nation is at the door, yet many of those that call  themselves Christian, continue approving, applauding, and enjoying sin,  and the pulpits of the American Church continue to support sin in  silence. If America will turn from her wicked ways (sin) and to God with  true repentance, the Lord God may delay the judgement and destruction  due this nation. However if God’s people continue in their sinful ways,  this nation will soon cease to exist. 


In His service

Ron Stange


Scripture references:

Matthew 7:21-23 Wherefore  by their fruits ye shall know them. Not every one that saith unto me,  Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth  the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that  day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name  have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And  then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that  work iniquity.
James 4:4
Ye  adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the  world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the  world is the enemy of God.
1John 2:15
Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
Numbers 23:19
God  is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he  should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken,  and shall he not make it good?
James 1:17.
Every  good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from  the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of  turning.
Isaiah 5:20
Woe  unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for  light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for  bitter!


AFTER DEATH

This article speaks of an event that all mankind goes through. Yes, everyone that has been born on earth has or will die. God’s Holy Word says (Hebrews 9:27) ‘And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment’. As we will see in God’s Holy Scriptures, mankind is created to live forever. After we die in this life, we go to one of two places and eventually stand before God for judgement. (Note 1)

When Jesus walked the earth He gave some very important information. In Luke 16:19-31 Jesus tells of the Rich Man and Lazarus, both dying. The Rich Man went to a burning part of Sheol (Note 2). Though in torment, he could see and recognize Abraham and Lazarus in a part of Sheol where there was no torment, but pleasure. Scripture says no-one could go from one part to the other. (Note 3) God’s Holy Word again references this place of pleasure when Jesus was on the cross. Jesus said to one of the thieves (Luke 23:43), ‘To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.’ Without getting into too much theology, the Old Testament Saints could not go to Heaven when they died, because all the Old Testament sacrifices were only a temporary covering for sin. They were imperfect, not good enough. Sin kept mankind out of Heaven.

When Jesus rose from the dead, the Old Testament Saints that were in Paradise rose up with Him.(Mark 27:52-53). Jesus was the Perfect, Eternal Sacrifice for the sin of mankind. The Old Testament Saints were no longer held captive in Sheol. Paradise (aka Abraham’s Bosom) is now either empty or no longer exists. 

We are now living in a time when those not trusting in God still go to Sheol, and those that put their trust in Jesus Christ (Note 4) join the Old Testament Saints in Heaven with Jesus. (Philippians 1:23)

There is coming a time (The End of Days), when all of mankind will stand before God to be judged. Hell or Sheol will give up the dead, and all those that died not trusting in Jesus Christ, will be judged according to their works (The Great White Throne Judgement). They and the angels that rebelled against God will be cast into the Lake of Fire to burn forever and ever. (Revelation 20) (Note 5)

Both the Old and New Testament Saints will stand before God for Judgement, at the Judgement Seat of Christ. Each person will be judged for what they have done for Christ with the abilities and calling that they had.

In summary all those that thought they were good enough, trusted tradition or religion, or were in full rebellion against God will have their part in the Lake of Fire. And all those that admitted and turned from their sin (repentance), while trusting in the perfect Sacrifice of Jesus Christ for forgiveness will live forever with God.


In the service of the Most High

Ron Stange


Note 1: The Bible says after we die we go to one of 2 places. It does not support any version of reincarnation or purgatory.

Note 2: There is much confusion concerning the names Hell, Hades, The Grave, The Pit, The Place of the Dead and so on. For clarity I use Sheol, which is a common name used for the place of all the dead in Old Testament times and those not trusting in Jesus Christ after His resurrection. 

Note 3: The Bible is also clear that when we die our destination is set, it can not be changed..  

Note 4: Anyone that has turned from their sin and to Jesus Christ for forgiveness is a Saint of God. The Bible uses the words Christians and Saints interchangeably (Acts 9,26, Romans 16, Ephesians 4)

Note 5: Revelation 20 makes reference to the Book Of Life. In this book are the names of all those that turned from their sin and to God for forgiveness.   


The First Sin

According to the Bible, Satan (AKA Lucifer or devil) is a created being, a high ranking angel, a cherub. At some time in the past, he decided to rebel against the Most High Creator God. Scripture says, (Isaiah 14:13) ‘For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God...’ Satan wanted to become god. This is the earliest sin recorded in the Bible.

After God created Adam and Eve, Satan shows up again tempting Adam and Eve to sin. Genesis 3:4-5 ‘And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.’ Notice that Satan tempted Adam and Eve to become gods. We see that same lie today, to become a god, to exalt ourselves. Matthew 23 makes it clear that there is only One God, One Lord. In Exodus 20:3-6 God said, ‘Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them...’  If you go into the original language, we find the word ‘graven’ has a different meaning today. ‘Make unto thee any graven image’ in original text, makes clear reference to mankind making an imperfect god, to represent or replace the One True Perfect God. This would include making anything, anybody, living or dead a replacement or a substitute for God. This would include any intermediary that stands between us and God Almighty. (Note 1) When Jesus died and rose again, He gave our prayers full access to the Throne Room of God. We are not to pray to anything or anybody, living or dead. (Note 2) We are to go to God and God alone with our prayers, praise and worship.

Understand that there will be leaders and followers among us. We have leaders in employment, government and the church. We can have others pray with or for us. But there is only one God. He alone is worthy of our prayers, praise and worship.

In the service of Jesus Christ
Ron Stange

Note 1 Revelation 22:8-9 speaks of the apostle John, falling down to worship at the feet of an angel, but the angel responded, ‘See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.’
Note 2 In Luke 11 Jesus was asked to teach His disciples to pray. His response in verse 2 clearly says to pray directly to God, ‘And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.’

ACCESSORY TO SIN

If  you know a man is going to kill someone, and you knowingly give a gun  or knife to do it with, you are an accessory to the crime. If you go to  a gun store and tell the clerk, you are buying a gun to give to a  friend,  so he can kill someone. Selling you that gun would make him an   accessory of that crime. If you offer assistance to a murderer in his   evil deed, you are an accessory, or guilty of murder too. God’s Holy  Word gives simple definitions for being an accessory to a crime/sin.  They are; consent, assist, hide, encourage, counsel, command, provoke,   praise, concealment, silence and defense of crime/sin. (Ref 1) Laws of   many countries (including the United States) follow Scripture, making   accessory (accomplice) to a crime, a crime. 
Looking  at America and God’s Holy Word, abortion is murder, and  homosexuality  is an abomination. Are we accessories to those  crimes/sins? If we  knowingly elect people that will support ‘legal’  abortion on demand, in  the eyes of God, we are guilty of murder. If we  knowingly vote for and  elect people that support the homosexual agenda,  or any sinful behavior,  we are guilty of that sin.
I  beg you, (not for political purposes) to not be a part of sin (an   accessory). Your sole is more important than any political view.   Scripture tells us to turn from our wicked ways and He will forgive our   sin and heal our land. (2 Chronicles 7:14) The reverse is also true.  If  we refuse to repent and turn from our sin, He will not forgive us  and  our land will be destroyed. The problems we are seeing in America  today  are all a result of sin against God and His Holy Word.


In His Service

Ron Stange

Ref : Types of accessories to sin -http://www.communityofhopeinc.org/Catholic%20Beliefs/Accesory%20to%20Sin.htmandhttps://www.gotquestions.org/enabling-sin.html
Note: Amazingly God spoke to another, who wrote an article very similar to mine. He has included many Scripture references.
https://gewatkins.net/are-you-an-acce

IN THE PEWS AND GOING TO HELL

Is this true? Are people sitting in the pews of churches and going to hell?
 

In churches today many rejoice because ‘they are all going to Heaven’.  But Matthew 7:13-14 says ‘Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is  the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many  there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is  the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.’ And  Matthew 7:20-23 continues with, ‘Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know  them. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into  the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is  in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not  prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy  name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I  never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.’
 

According to Scripture, early New Testament churches were in  geographical areas. They were not part of any denomination, just local  gatherings of Christians in that area. The main responsibility of the  churches has not changed.
1 Teach and instruct from the teachings of God’s Word, the Holy Inspired Scriptures, the Bible.
2 Teach and instruct concerning the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and eternal life thru Him.
3 Teach and instruct believers to live a life that honors Jesus Christ
4 There are other things, that will not be covered in this article.
 

Some claim, you can go to Heaven by being a member of their  denomination. Some even claim that their denomination is the only way to  Heaven. Both of those views are contrary to Scripture and are nothing  but a lie. The Bible says Jesus is the only way to Heaven. Scripture  never says a denomination or any organized religious group of people  will go to Heaven. But instead the Bible declares that, each person will  stand individually before God, for judgement. (Mark 16:16, John  5:28-29, Romans 2:6, Ephesians 1:7, Revelation 20:11-13)
 

Some people, encouraged by their denominations, believe if they live a  good life they can go to Heaven. But Scripture says we have all done  wrong and are unworthy. Only by the perfect sacrifice of Jesus Christ  can we go to Heaven. (Isaiah 64:6, Romans 3:10, Colossians 1:14)
 

When Jesus was here on earth He rebuked the religious leaders for  perverting the Holy Scriptures. (Matthew 15: 3, Mark 7:7)  He also drove  out the greedy money changers from the Temple. (Matthew 21:12-13)  In  like ways, religious leaders today create unscriptural rules and  traditions, often for power and wealth.
 

These ‘Traditions of Churches and Men’ instead of leading people to  Heaven, have lead many to a burning hell. Jesus said, ‘(Matthew 15:9)  ‘But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments  of men.’ If tradition contradicts God’s Holy Word, that tradition is of  the Devil.
 

I end this article with a question. Who do you trust to direct you to  Heaven? A man-made religion or the Great Creator God that gave us the  Bible, the guide to life and Heaven. Who do you trust?
 

Scriptures referenced are below.
In His service,
Ron Stange
 

Mark 16:16  He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
John 5:28-29  Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which  all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, and shall come forth;  they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that  have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.
Romans 2:6  Who will render to every man according to his deeds:
Ephesians 1:7  In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
Revelation 20:11-12  And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on  it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was  found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand  before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened,  which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things  which were written in the books, according to their works.
Isaiah 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our  righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and  our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
Romans 3:10  As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
Colossians 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
Matthew 15: 3  But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?
Mark 7:7 Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
Matthew 21:12-13 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all  them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of  the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves, and said unto  them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but  ye have made it a den of thieves.

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LOVING PEOPLE TO HELL

Christ  spoke of loving our friends, neighbors, even our enemies. But in  this  world today, it is considered loving to not offend anyone.
 

Scripture   is clear that because every one of us has done evil (and born in sin),   we all deserve to go to Hell. (Psalm 14:3, Romans 3:10) The only hope   for any of us, is through Jesus Christ and His perfect Sacrifice. (John   1:29)
 

Are   we showing ‘worldly love’, by refusing to ‘offend’ anyone with the   truth and the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Are we responsible for helping to   send people to Hell, with our politically correct silence?
 

When   we die, and enter into eternity, there are only two places to go.   (Matthew 25:46) The choice is up to us. We can spend eternity with God   in Heaven, or go to Hell, which is a holding place until the final   judgment. (Note 1) At the Great White Throne judgment, Hell will give  up  the dead for final judgment. (Revelation 20:11-15) All those that  have  not turned to Jesus Christ for forgiveness (in this life-Hebrews  9:27),  will be judged by their works and be cast into the lake of fire,  to  suffer for ever and ever. (Revelation 21:8) The way to Heaven is  not  complicated, (Note 2) and our decision in this life, determines our   eternal destiny (Hebrews 9:28).
 

If   we tell others of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and they refuse it, their   blood is on their hands. But, if we refuse to tell others of the  Gospel  of Jesus Christ, and they go to Hell, their blood is on our  hands. (Note  3)
 

I   can not emphasize enough, to try and reach people for Jesus Christ.   Luke 16 tells of the Rich Man and Lazareth. In Hell the Rich Man was in   burning torment, there was not even a drop of water, to ease his   torment. (Note 4)
 

Never   be afraid to tell others of the Love of Jesus Christ, politically   correct or not. A little bit of discomfort here in this life, can save   souls from everlasting, eternal punishment. (Note 5)
 

In His Service
Ron Stange
 

Note 1 Jesus spoke of hell in (Luke 16:22-24). It is place of burning torment.
Note 2 Acknowledge that we have done wrong and sorrowfully turn to God for forgiveness in Jesus Christ.
Accept the Sacrifice of Jesus Christ as payment for our sin (evil deeds).
Make Jesus Christ the Lord of our lives and live a life that gives honor to Him, the One True Creator God.
Note  3 Ezekiel 33:3-11 says that God has no pleasure in the destruction  of  evil people, but would rather they repent and turn to Him. But He  also  declares that if we are given the task to warn people of coming   destruction and don’t, their blood is on our hands. Mark 16:15  'And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.'
Note  4 God created mankind to live forever (eternal life). We can  follow  God’s plan and go to Heaven, or we can follow any other plan and  enter  into eternal punishment. (John 14:6) When we pass from this  life, there  is no more decision, no second chance. (Hebrews 9:27)
Note 5 People are often reached in different ways. Trust and listen to the Holy Spirit for what to do and what to say.
 

Psalm 14:3 They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
Romans 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
John  1:29  The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith,  Behold  the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
Revelation  21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable,  and  murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all   liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and   brimstone: which is the second death.
Matthew 25:46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
Hebrews  9:28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and  unto them  that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin  unto  salvation.
John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

PLAYING WITH DEMONS

Today  in America, evil is rampant and glorified, in movies, television, and  games. Often the (so called) good guy is using satanic power to defeat  the enemy. Other times satanic powers are advertised as being good and  helpful to us. Be not deceived.  
I Corinthians 10:20-21 ...I  would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. Ye cannot drink  the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of  the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils. Ephesians 4:27 Neither give place to the devil. 2 Corinthians 6:14 ... for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
I  guess I thought Christians were more intelligent and more discerning,  but I am finding even in the church I attend, people that claim to be  Christians, are playing with demons. Harry Potter is a good example. It  is great advertising for witchcraft and sorcery, which is condemned by  God’s Holy Word. Evil being used for 'good' is still evil.  
I  should not have to list these things, but horoscopes, Wee-Gee  Boards  (Ouija Board), Dungeons and Dragons, Pokemon, and Fortune Tellers are  condemned by Scripture. Also contacting, praying to, or worshiping the  dead are also condemned.  
In  the name of Jesus Christ I call upon each of you to remove yourself  from any movies, television, games, or anything else that glorifies  evil. That evil has a purpose. It turns people away from God and toward  eternal damnation and hell. Get it out of your home, life, and mind.  
Deuteronomy 18:10-12 There  shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his  daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an  observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, Or a charmer, or a  consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all  that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord:  1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Titus 2:11-12  For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,  Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live  soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

In His service 

Ron Stange

LOVE HATE AND ANGER

There  are 3 emotions of God I would like to consider in this article.  1 God  loves mankind - It is His will that all turn to Him for Eternal Life  (John 3:16) 2 God hates sin - It is sin that causes us to be separated  from Him (Revelation 3:7, 1John 3:8) 3 God is angry at the acts of sin  by nations and mankind. (Isaiah 13:11)  
Remember  first of all, God loves us and wants ALL people to come to him  in  repentance unto eternal life, through Jesus Christ (1Timothy 2:4).  But  God’s anger is kindled by our evil nation, that murders babies,  endorses  homosexuality, and uses its power to destroy the faith of our  children.    
Can you hear the Lord God saying to the lukewarm Church of America (Revelation 3:17) 'Because   you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of  nothing’—and  do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind,  and naked.'   There is no reward for a lukewarm church that has willingly given   control of our country to evil people. Persecution is coming to the   American Church. Any idea that God will use a per-tribulation rapture,  just for the comfort of the adulterous American church is fantasy.  
I  do not know the mind of God, but I do know that His love for people  is  more important than survival of an evil nation (book of Jonah,  Jeremiah  11:10-11). Will God’s love allow great trouble to come upon  this nation  (or even fall), so people will turn to Him? It appears we  are heading  that direction.   
Continue  to pray for America and our leaders (1Timothy 2:1-2). Pray for  yourself  and other Christians that The Lord God will make us stronger  and draw  us closer to Him. Remember, it is God’s will that every person   sorrowfully turn from their sin, and to Jesus Christ for forgiveness   with Eternal Life. (Hebrews 9:27) God can turn sorrow into joy.  
Do  not fear the coming days. We may be threatened, tortured or even  killed  (Matthew 10:22, 24:9). Stay close to and trust in God. He will  give us  the strength and words to say when they are needed. (Luke  12:12, Mark  13:11)  


Scripture references are below 

In His Service 

Ron Stange  


John 3:16 For   God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that   whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting  life. Revelation 3:7 ...These things saith he that is holy, he that is true,... 1 John 3:8 He   that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the   beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he  might  destroy the works of the devil. Isaiah 13:11 And   I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their   iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and  will  lay low the haughtiness of the terrible. Jeremiah 11:10-11They   are turned back to the iniquities of their forefathers, which refused   to hear my words; and they went after other gods to serve them: the   house of Israel and the house of Judah have broken my covenant which I   made with their fathers. Therefore thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will   bring evil upon them, which they shall not be able to escape; and  though  they shall cry unto me, I will not hearken unto them. 1Timothy 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. 1Timothy 2:1-2  I   exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers,   intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings,  and  for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and  peaceable  life in all godliness and honesty. Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: Matthew 10:22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved. Matthew 24:9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. Luke 12:12 For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say. Mark 13:11 But   when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought   beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but   whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is  not  ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.  

INTERSTING FACTS ABOUT THE OLD TESTAMENT

The  Old Testament of the Protestant Bible is the best and closest we have,  without going to original text. It has 39 books and comes only from the  Inspired Hebrew/Aramaic Scriptures (Hebrew Bible / Tanakh), which has  only 24 books. (Chart 1)

Here is how the 24 books of the Hebrew ‘Bible’ became the 39 books of the Old Testament of the Protestant Bible.

-  The book of the Twelve Prophets, is split into 12 books of the  individual prophets, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum,  Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi. (24+11=35 books)

-Ezra-Nehemiah is split into individual books. (35+1=36 books)

-Samuel (1&2), Kings (1&2), and Chronicles (1&2) are each split into 2 books. (36+3=39 books)

Besides  splitting some of the books in the Hebrew ‘Bible’ into multiple books,  the Christian Old Testament books are in a different order. In the  Hebrew ‘Bible’ Chronicles (1&2), is the last book. 

The  New Testament quotes from 29 books of the 39 books of the Old  Testament. With another 5 that are referenced to. Jesus quoted from or  spoke of 24 books of them. When looking at the original 24 books of the  Hebrew Bible, only a few are not referred to in the New Testament. (Note  1) In all the New Testament quotes or makes reference to Old Testament  Scripture almost 1000 times. http://mb-soft.com/believe/txh/ntot.htm

Jesus  also made a statement in  Luke 11:51 (Note 2) From the blood of Abel  unto the blood of Zacharias, which perished between the altar and the  temple... Genesis 4:10 speaks of the ‘blood of Abel’, and 2nd Chronicles  24:20-21 (Note 3) speaks of the killing of Zacharias.  The first book  of the Hebrew ‘Bible’ is Genesis and the last book is Chronicles. This  statement from Jesus speaks from the first and the last of the Inspired  Books.

The  Apocrypha was written between 400-200 BC and it’s inspiration is  questionable at best. It has never been part of the Inspired Hebrew  ‘Bible’. Jesus and other New Testament writers made many references to  the Inspired Text of the Hebrew ‘Bible’, but they never made any  reference to the Apocrypha. The Apocrypha also contradicts the text of  the Inspired Hebrew Bible. Never the less, the Orthodox Christian and  Roman Catholic religions consider the Apocrypha to be inspired and mix  it in with their versions of the Old Testament. They also use a longer  version of Esher than the Inspired Hebrew ‘Bible’.


In the service of the Most High God

Ron Stange


Note 1 Of course the New Testament is not in any Jewish Holy Books, because they do not believe Jesus is the messiah.

Note 2 Also Matthew 23:35

Note  3 Some questioned the inspiration of Chronicles, but Jesus quoted from  it just as He did other Inspired Books of the Hebrew Bible. 

Chart 1

TORAH                           NEVTIM                           KETUVIM

1 Genesis                      6 Joshua                       14 Psalms

2 Exodus                       7 Judges                        15 Proverbs

3 Leviticus                   8 Samuel                       16  Job

4 Numbers                   9 Kings                           17 Song of Songs

5 Deuteronomy         10 Isaiah                        18 Ruth

                                         11 Jeremiah                 19 Lamentations

                                         12 Ezekiel                      20 Ecclesiastes

                                         13 Twelve Prophets  21 Esher  

                                                                                    22 Daniel

                                                                                    23 Ezra-Nehemiah

                                                                                    24 Chronicles

News and Views from others

AFA applauds President Trump

 AFA applauds President Trump's stand on military Wednesday, July 26, 2017   This  morning President Donald Trump released a statement on Twitter which  said, "After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please  be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow  transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military.  Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and  cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that  transgender in the military would entail." The  American Family Association has been highly critical of the transgender  military policy of President Obama’s administration. AFA applauds  President Trump for his courageous decision to end the usage of our  military for social engineering and political correctness. American  families deserve a military that is focused solely on readiness and  national defense.  Thank you,    Tim Wildmon, President   American Family Association            

WOW - News 3rd Temple

Could the 3rd temple be rebuilt in our lifetime?

http://www.breakingisraelnews.com/78372/bin-exclusive-sanhedrin-asks-putin-trump-build-third-temple-jerusalem/#SlSOW77dfrR0YJ3h.97


For better understanding of the Biblical significance of the Third Temple see this link

http://christinprophecy.org/articles/the-third-temple/

We are living in exciting days


America Prefers Socialism

40 Percent of Americans not 'Prefer Socialism To Capitalism


http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=1554

News and Views from Others (Continued)

Trump Makes Move Against Abortion Funding

President Donald Trump in January struck a blow against American funding of abortion.


https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/23/world/trump-ban-foreign-aid-abortions.html

5 Signs Your Church Might Be Heading Toward Progressive Christianity

Battle for the Bible - 1 hr Video

The Soul of America

America is dying because of sin. will we follow Nazi Germany into destruction?


https://youtu.be/1bKSvxqacCU

Paul Harvey - If I were the devil

 

This radio broadcast was done over 60 years ago.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3Az0okaHig

Political

AMERICAN ECONOMICS 101 - SHORT VIEW

I have come to realize that many, if not most people in America don’t have a basic understanding of what makes our American Economy work. Of course our economy and what drives it is complex, but here are some basic principles that apply. Pardon my over simplification.


First we must understand that our economy is part of the multi-national economy. What affects one has effects on all. Much of this affect is driven by emotions.


At the end of World War 2, the strongest most stable economy in the world was the American dollar. For that reason the Dollar was made the World Reserve Currency. Anything bought or sold internationally is paid for in American Dollars. Recently there has been a movement to remove the U.S. Dollar from this status, but the majority of all international transactions still use the U.S. Dollar. This status helps to stabilize the Dollar.


The Federal Reserve Bank has been given the task to manage our economy. Two of the tools used are Interest Rates and Currency in Circulation. If the Fed raises interest rates, it will slow the economy or cause a recession. Likewise if the Fed lowers interest rates, the economy will grow, and/or cause inflation. Currency in circulation works the same way. With more currency in the economy, it will grow, or cause inflation. With less money in the economy, it will slow or cause a recession.


Another thing that affects the economy is government spending, debt and taxation. Increased government spending can create a short term growth in the economy. The problem with increased government spending is increased debt and taxes, which will slow and eventually destroy the economy and the nation. There is a belief that the only way to control the debt (which is now out of control) is to grow the economy faster than the debt. This is primarily done by inflation. With inflation the value of the dollar goes down, making the debt worth less. This may sound crazy, but that is the way Washington thinks.


Minimum Wage Laws also have an affect. When Minimum Wage laws are in affect, the minimum wage becomes the ‘base wage’. When the minimum wage goes up, the base wage going up causing all salaries to go up accordingly. The increased wages, forces companies to raise their prices, causing inflation, which then triggers another increase in minimum wage. It becomes a self feeding cycle of inflation.


Disasters (natural and man made),war and rumors of war all have a great affect. Disasters cause shortages of resources that affect economies. War causes government spending, causing growth and debt. Even a rumor of war can send economic emotions crazy.


In a true ‘free-market economy’ it is individuals and business that make or break an economy. The place individuals and business play in our country is the work we do, things we purchase, and the investments we make. 


Of course the most volatile part of our economy is public perception, or emotion. Perception affects jobs, purchasing, and investments. Since Donald Trump has been elected President, the economy has been growing. A pro-business president has fueled our economy with optimism. 


It is understood that all these things affect our economy, and we will continue to have ups and downs. 


I believe there are 2 events that can/will destroy our economy. 

- First is a result of social collapse. There are forces working in America today to destroy our way of life and our government. If our society falls, our economy will follow. 

- The second way will be a result of our massive debt. If we look at the world today we see that it is not just America, but the entire world that is in debt. The primary holders of all that debt is the international bankers (part of the World Bank). At some point it will be declared that our national debt is no longer sustainable. Under pressure from the World Bank (world bankers, Federal Reserve), the United States will accept the One World Currency, and the rest of the world will follow. I believe this One World Currency will be electronic, not paper or coin. The Bible speaks clearly that in the end of days there will be a One World Government, Religion, and Economy. All the signs in our world today are saying, ‘that time is coming soon’.


In the service of The Most High

Ron Stange


Russia - Clinton - Trump

Ever since Donald Trump was elected president of the United States, there have been rumors about Russia interfering in the election to get Donald Trump elected. After all this time there has been no proof or evidence, but the rumors keep coming. Let’s look at the facts of Trump and Clinton for issues that would concern Russia.

-Donald Trump had little to no political experience, while Hillary Clinton was part of the Obama administrations foreign policy.

-Donald Trump consistently said he would make America great again, including our economy and military. He also said he would support Christianity  While Hillary Clinton was to carry on the Obama administration agenda concerning the economy, the military, and the attack on Christian values. 

Fact - The economic recovery of the Obama administration was fueled by massive government spending (debt) and by the Federal Reserve’s, massive increase of currency and near zero percent interest rates.

Fact - The Obama administration used our military to promote social change (homosexuality and other anti-Biblical things) and with republican support has reduced our military to pre-WWII levels.

Fact - Hillary and the Obama administration sold a large percentage of our nuclear material to Russia. This material can be used in making atomic bombs. At the same time there were big dollar donations to the Clinton Foundation from Russia.

Fact - During the 2012 election cycle President Obama told Russian leader, ‘I can be much more flexible after the election’.

Fact - In Benghazi, Libya, Americans were murdered because the Obama and Hillary withheld military support, then lied about it. 

Fact - Hillary carelessly handled Top Secret information, making it easily available for hackers on the internet.


I ask you, if you were Russia, which person would you want to be President of the United States.

1. A person that believes in the same morality that destroyed all the major empires of the past. One that sold our nuclear supplies to a foreign hostile power. One that would continue the Obama administration attacks and destruction of our military. One that has little or no regard for the security of our nation. One that hates the Christianity that made America great.

OR

2. A man that is unknown and unpredictable to Russia. One that says he will make America great again, including our economy and military.


My opinion is Russia would definitely want Hillary for president. They knew what Hillary was, but Trump would be a gamble to them. 


I am tired of the constant assault of made up stories and lies, about the elected President of the United States by the Democratic Party and their co-conspirators the American Media (including tax payer funded NPR and PBS - Note 1). This attempt to destroy our electoral system and the office of President is treasonous. 


God has given us Donald Trump as president for this time in history. He is taking on the powers of evil that were in charge and destroying this nation. Yes, God has given us this time of reprieve to take this nation back. As Donald Trump is fighting for America in the physical realm, let us fight in the spiritual realm and pray for this nation (Note 2). America’s sin is grievous and there are many powers against her (Note 3). If we fail now, America will soon fall. But if we can turn America back to her solid foundation, she can once again be a light unto the world.


May God bless the United States of America.

Ron Stange


Note 1

Tax payer funded media

NPR - National Public Radio

PBS - Public Broadcasting System

Note 2

There is a spiritual war going on today, for the survival of America. 

Note 3

As in God’s Holy Word (Daniel 10), there is a war going today. In the unseen world, evil spirits are battling God’s angels to destroy America. As we pray, and God hears, He can dispatch more angels to help save America.  



America Christian or Muslim

America is great because of the blessings of the God of the Bible that gave Himself for us, and freedom.

Many Muslims want to come to America for the prosperity and freedom, but want America to be Muslim.

If you take Christianity out of America and replace it with Muslimism, and it’s Sharia Law, America will die. She will no longer be free, and will no longer receive the blessings of the True Loving Creator Christian God. She will become like all Muslim controlled countries, without freedom or prosperity for the people.

Without the firm foundation of Christianity given to us by the founders, America will die. We must support and keep our ‘Freedom of Religion’ or America will fall. We must preserve the Christian moral foundation of America or she will cease to exist.

In the service of Jesus Christ
Ron Stange

SHORT HISTORY OF OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM - THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER

It  was September 1814, during the war of 1812, Francis Scott Key was  watching the bombardment of Fort McHenry. When he awoke, he saw the  American Flag still flying high. He was so inspired, he wrote a poem  called the Star Spangled Banner. The poem was later put to the tune of  an English song of the day, and became the National Anthem of the United  States of America.. This is the original 4 verses of the Star Spangled  Banner.

Oh, say, can you see, by the dawn's early light, What so proudly we hail'd at the twilight's last gleaming? Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro' the perilous fight, O'er the ramparts we watch'd, were so gallantly streaming? And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof thro' the night that our flag was still there. O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore dimly seen thro' the mists of the deep, Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes, What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep, As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses? Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam, In full glory reflected, now shines on the stream: 'Tis the star-spangled banner: O, long may it wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion A home and a country should leave us no more? Their blood has wash'd out their foul footsteps' pollution. No refuge could save the hireling and slave From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave: And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

O, thus be it ever when freemen shall stand, Between their lov'd homes and the war's desolation; Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the heav'n-rescued land Praise the Pow'r that hath made and preserv'd us a nation! Then conquer we must, when our cause is just, And this be our motto: "In God is our trust" And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

There  have been other verses that have come and gone, but during the Civil  War an additional verse was added. The following is the verse added  during that great war. When multiple verses of our National Anthem are  sung, this verse is often incorporated.

When our land is illumined with Liberty's smile, If a foe from within strike a blow at her glory, Down, down with the traitor that dares to defile
The flag of her stars and the page of her story! By the millions unchained who our birthright have gained, We will keep her bright blazon forever unstained! And the Star-Spangled Banner in triumph shall wave While the land of the free is the home of the brave.

In  this time of great trial for America, we don’t know, will she survive  or not. May the words of our National Anthem give hope and strength to  all who hear them.

May the God of Heaven save the United States of America.
Ron Stange

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