The Roots of that Tree ?

     “For I fear, lest by any means . . . as the serpent (Satan, the devil – Revelation 12:9-12) beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity* (G572, 573 – singleness, clarity) that is in Christ . . .  and no marvel, for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light !”
II Corinthians 11:3-4 and 11:13-15

This message was given at the 2016 GYC Conference in Houston, TX. To hear other messages in this series, please use one of the following links.

https://gycrapid.securelytransact.com/resources/item/1210

https://www.audioverse.org/english/sermons/seriess/1198/the-dragon-revealed–martial-arts-mysticism–the-coming-last-great-deception.html

And to see part.1 of the Original Dragon Revealed film set from Little Light Studios, you may visit their site at the link below.
http://www.littlelightstudios.tv/?s=martial+arts

Christian or pagan – the Origin of Valentine’s Day ?

cupid-3cExploring the Pagan roots of the Valentine’s Day holiday.

 

   “When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee . . . . thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations . . . for because of these abominations the LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah) thy God doth drive them out from before thee !”
Deuteronomy 18:9-12

     “After the doings (ways) of the land of Egypt, wherein ye dwelt, shall ye not do . . .and after the doings of the land of Canaan, whither I bring you, shall ye not do; neither shall ye walk in their ordinances . . . . Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you.     And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants . . . !”     Leviticus 18:1-26

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     Regardless of race and religion, almost every couple in the world celebrates Valentine’s Day. In fact, it is considered the second widely celebrated event after the Christmas or Yuletide Season. Only a few people know that Valentine’s Day is originally a Catholic celebration. But there are even fewer individuals who know its earlier pagan roots.

faunus-godsThe Darkness of Valentine’s Day and its Pagan Origins

     Valentine’s Day originated from the pagan festival Lupercalia which is a celebration of fertility and purification. Lupercalia is named after Lupercus, the god of fertility and hunter of wolves in Roman mythology. It’s a 3-day event that runs from the 13th to 15th of February. But before our current Gregorian calendar, the festivity usually falls on spring season.

     The month of February is also associated with Lupercalia. Part of the rituals held during the festivities is the Februa, Februatio or Februare which literally means purification. Februa is a purification ritual performed to drive away evil spirits in the entire city or community and to ensure fertility for the spring or planting season.

     An old Roman and pagan activity observed during Lupercalia is the love lottery. In this tradition, young men are paired with women through a simple lottery system. Names of all participating females shall be placed in a jar after which, each male shall draw or pick a name that will be temporarily paired with him. The pairs will act as lovers or partners for the entire duration of the festival. This tradition was carried by the ancient Romans overseas as their empire grew.

     Another notable activity is the gathering of ancient Luperci priests at Pallupercalia-valentineatine Hills or the boundaries of the ancient city of Rome. This tradition persisted up to the time of Julius Caesar wherein the Master of the Luperci College of Priest during that period was Mark Anthony.

     During the 1st and 2nd century, the Christian or Catholic religion started to grow. Much of the Pagan cultures and traditions were also assimilated and reinvented to fit the Catholic tradition and to attract early pagans to become Christians. In 496 A.D., then Pope Gelasius declared the Lupercalia traditions particularly the love lottery as immoral. The Pope changed the love lottery tradition into a saint lottery where each young boy tries to mimic the qualities of the saint he picks all throughout the year. Pope Gelasius also declared February 14 as the feast of Saint Valentine, the patron of lovers.

The story (legend) of Saint Valentine.   Valentine was a young priest that lived during Emperor Claudius’ reign. In his desire to perform his Christian duties of administering wedding ceremonies and aiding prisoners, he disobeyed the orders of the emperor. For Claudius, men should serve the Roman army first before getting married. For this reason, Valentine was incarcerated and sentenced to death. Based on historical accounts, Valentine was regularly visited by his jailer’s blind daughter whom he later fell in love with. Before Valentine’s execution, he wrote her a note and ending it with the phrase “From Your Valentine.”

     One of the [supposed] miracles of (attributed to) Saint Valentine was the healing of that girl’s eyesight. This has also resulted to his jailer’s change of faith. Valentine’s letter to his beloved girl is considered to be the earliest Valentine’s Day card. And it’s only during the 17th century when Valentine’s Day cards were commercialized, mass produced and prefabricated.

original article source:   World Religion and News.com
February 11, 2017 posted by Kelly Frazier

note:   We encourage every reader to remember, that we must always share the Truth in love. A good way to begin is by offering to those we truly love, a better alternative to these ancient pagan practices, adopted by the Roman Catholic Church.  And give to your wife or husband an invitation to spend the afternoon or evening with you on another day, and such gifts as which will not pass away . . . . your life offered in the daily sacrifice of all selfish desires on their behalf.    In such a way which honours the LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah) our God, and our Saviour Jesus Christ.

     “And I heard another voice from heaven saying . . . . Come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the LORD . . . that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins (Babylon’s) have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities . . . !”
II Corinthians 6:17-18 and Revelation 18:4-5

For a more indepth study on this question:
https://www.thetrumpet.com/article/4801.2.0.0/society/uncovering-the-origins-of-mardi-gras-and-other-christian-festivals

Is “Contemplative Prayer” really Christian ?

A powerful message by a former eastern mystic, whom the Lord Jesus Christ has delivered and saved. This is one of 4 short videos which reveal the present dangers facing our churches across this world, as ancient spiritualism and spiritual formation techniques (such as centering prayer, contemplative prayer, labyrinth walking, spiritual drumming, tai-chi, yoga, mantras, breath prayer and many others) is finding it’s way in among God’s people.

Please share these clips with all that you are able. And pray in faith that the eyes of all may be opened to see the Light and glorious Truth of the Word of the Living God !

Our Lord (Sovereign King) and Saviour Jesus Christ is coming very soon. Let us all be ready to meet Him !

you may contact Steps to Life, Australia to find out more about Yip Kok Tho, and his ministry –   http://www.steps.org.au/Videos/Authors/Yip-Kok-Tho-/

The Question of Biblical Ordination ?

   We ask for your faith and prayers today . . . for each of the men and women who are faced with this issue in the Light of God’s Word of Truth.

     “This is a true saying . . . If a man desire the office of a bishop (elder – a superintendent, an overseer, one who goes to see and bring relief), he desireth a good thing. For a bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife . . . vigilant, sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality, apt to teach  . . . and one that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity (honesty) !”     I Timothy 3:1-7

     “There is a decided work to be done in our churches. Those chosen as elders of the churches are to be men of experience, who have a knowledge of the Truth (Verity of God’s Word) and are sound in the faith. In his letter to Titus, Paul points out the qualifications which should be possessed by those placed in charge of the flock of God. ref: Titus chapters 1 and 2
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Hidden Faith of the Founding Fathers . . .

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     “I feel the most intense anguish for our youth. I warn you, as one who knows the danger, not to be entrapped by Satan through the little knowledge of science which you may have acquired. It is better to have a pure and humble heart than all the knowledge you can possibly gain without the fear of the Lord.

The youth of today will be likely to meet skeptics and infidels wherever they may go, and how necessary that they be equipped, so that they may be able to give a reason of their hope with meekness and fear. Thomas Paine has passed into his grave, but his works live to curse the world, and those who doubt the Truth of God’s Word, will place these infidel productions in the hands of the young and inexperienced, to fill their hearts with the poisonous atmosphere of doubt. The spirit of Satan works through wicked men to carry on his schemes for the ruin of souls.

     We are living in an age of licentiousness, and men and youth are bold in sin. Unless our youth are sacredly guarded, unless they are fortified with firm principles, unless greater care is manifested in choosing their associates and the literature which feeds the mind, they will be exposed to a society whose morals are as corrupt as were the morals of the inhabitants of Sodom. The appearance of the people of the world may be very attractive, but if they are continually throwing out suggestions against the Bible, they are dangerous companions; for they will ever seek to undermine the foundations of your faith, to corrupt the conscientiousness of old-fashioned, gospel religion.
– Signs of the Times, April 21, 1890

     “Satan assigns to each of his angels a part to act. He enjoins upon them all to be sly, artful, cunning. He instructs some of them to act the part of the apostles and to speak for them, while others are to act the part of infidels and wicked men who died cursing God, but now appear to be very religious. There is no difference made between the most holy apostles and the vilest infidel. They are both made to teach the same thing. It matters not whom Satan makes to speak, if his object is only accomplished. He was so intimately connected with [Thomas] Paine upon the earth, aiding him in his work, that it is an easy thing for him to know the very words Paine used and the very handwriting of one who served him so faithfully and accomplished his purposes so well. Satan dictated much of his writings, and it is an easy thing for him to dictate sentiments through his angels now and make it appear that they come through Thomas Paine, who, while living, was a devoted servant of the evil one. This is the masterpiece of Satan. All this teaching, purporting to be from apostles and saints and wicked men who have died, comes directly from his satanic majesty. 

     The fact that Satan claims that one whom he loved so well, and who hated God so perfectly, is now with the holy apostles and angels in glory, should be enough to remove the veil from all minds and discover to them the dark, mysterious works of Satan. He virtually says to the world and to infidels, No matter how wicked you are, no matter whether you believe or disbelieve in God or the Bible, live as you please, heaven is your home; for all know that if Thomas Paine is in heaven, and so exalted, they will surely get there. This error is so glaring that all may see if they will. Satan is now doing through persons like Thomas Paine what he has been trying to do since his fall. He is, through his power and lying wonders, tearing away the foundation of the Christian’s hope and putting out the sun that is to light them in the narrow way to heaven. He is making the world believe that the Bible is uninspired, no better than a storybook, while he holds out something to take its place; namely, spiritual manifestations!”
– Early Writings, p.91 

The Influence of the New Age Movement on Christianity !

 

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And Jesus (Yehushua) answered and said . . . . Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in My name saying I am Christ (I am a Christian), and shall deceive many . . . !”   Matthew 24:4-35

Quote:     “The book, Living Temple contains the Alpha of these theories. The Omega would follow in a little while. I tremble for our people. These beautiful representations are similar to the temptation that the enemy brought to Adam and Eve in Eden.    – Sermons and Talks, vol.1 p.341

Quote:      “I call upon those who have been connected with these binding influences to break the yoke to which they have long submitted, and stand as free men in Christ. Nothing but a determined effort will break the spell that is upon them . . .

     Be not deceived; many will depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils. We have now before us the alpha of this danger. The omega will be of a most startling nature !
 

     We need to study the Words that Christ uttered in the prayer that He offered just before His trial and crucifixion. “These Words spake Jesus, and lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify Thy Son, that Thy Son also may glorify Thee: as Thou hast given Him power over all flesh (I Peter 3:18, Romans 6:10, Romans 8:2-11 & Colossians 1:27) , that He should give Eternal Life to as many as Thou hast given Him.

     And this is Life eternal, that they might know Thee  (Genesis 4:1, Ephesians 5:30-32 & John 17:21) the only True God, and Jesus Christ, whom Thou hast sent. I have glorified Thee on the earth: I have finished the work which Thou gavest Me to do (Isaiah 45:11). And now, O Father, glorify Thou Me with Thine Own self with the glory which I had with Thee before the world was. I have manifested Thy name (character) unto the men which Thou gavest Me out of the world: Thine they were, and Thou gavest them Me; and they have kept Thy Word !”   John 17:1-6 & Revelation 12:17 & 14:12.
– 1 Selected Messages, p.197

 

Warren Smith – The New Age Influence on Christianity ?

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This know also, that in the last days . . . . perilous times shall come. For  . . . evil man and seducers (wizards, imposters) shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived . . . !”   II Timothy 3:1,13

“There is but One power that can break the hold of evil from the hearts of men, and that is the power of God in Jesus Christ. Only through the blood (Life – Leviticus 17:11) of the Crucified One is there cleansing from sin (Romans 6:10). His grace* alone can enable us to resist and subdue the tendencies of our fallen nature. The spiritualistic theories concerning God make His grace* of no effect. If God is an “essence” pervading all nature, then He dwells in all men; and in order to attain holiness, man has only to develop the power within himself.

These theories, followed to their logical conclusion, sweep away the whole Christian economy (plan of Salvation). They do away with the necessity for the atonement and make man his own savior.     These theories regarding God make His Word of no effect and those who accept them are in great danger of being led finally to look upon the whole Bible as a fiction. . . . !”
Ministry of Healing, p.428-429

 

Contemporary or Christistian ?

hymns of faithThe Power of Music – 

     “The LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah) is my Strength and my Shield; my heart trusted in Him, and I am helped . . . Therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise Him !

O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and Thou hast healed me. O LORD, Thou hast brought up my soul from the grave . . . Thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down into the pit . . . .

Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of His, and give thanks at the remembrance of His holiness . . . !”
Psalm 28:7-9 & 30:1-4
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Perils of the Emerging Church ?

A powerful message from Steve Wohlberg –

What exactly is “the Emerging church” ?  and why are we now seeing students, pastors and many congregations being encouraged to introduce “Spiritual Formation” programs into their curriculums?   Is there a danger that we may be opening the door to teachings of which we were warned of more than a hundred years ago ?    Are we witnessing the beginnings of the Omega apostasy, and a movement which will usher in the coming anti-christ ?

     And why are so many of these practices also found in the mystical teachings of the pagan religions of the far East ?
Now learn the Truth which the dragon has sought to keep hidden for ages. And the role this movement is playing in preparing mankind for the final battle between Light and darkness !

The Dragon Revealed – Coming Soon July 17th !

 

     After more than 4 years of diligent work, the men at Little Light Studios & Isaiah Ministries, are happy to announce the release of our new 2 part film, The Dragon Revealed !     The release date is set for July 17th, and we ask for your prayers over the next few weeks as we make the final edits so that the film will be ready.



Please also, above all else
, pray for every soul who receives a copy of
this film. It has been our greatest desire that all will learn through this story, of the love and power of the Lord Jesus Christ, to deliver and to save to the uttermost, all that come unto God through Him !  http://littlelightstudios.tv/projects/the-dragon-revealed/   – Film information and orders !

And the timing is none too soon !
With spiritualism and eastern mysticism infiltrating our homes, and even many once fundamental churches through media and literature, the Truths contained in this film are needed now more than ever before !
We thank you with all of our hearts for your prayers and support on this project.  Please share this link and preview with all you are able, and contact us if you have any questions, or to preorder a copy for your church or family.May the LORD Bless you abundantly with His Spirit and grace !
your friends,
Eric & Sarah Wilson and family – Isaiah Ministries