Internet Articles (2014)
This Flash Mob Amazing Grace songfest took place in a trolley car in Budapest, Hungary last Dec. 12. Today, we're either too late or too early to celebrate Christmas. If you haven't heard the citizens of a former Soviet satellite state sing Amazinfg Grace, you need to listen since you don't hear too many public displays of Christian worship here since Obama took office.
But, it's not Christmas we celebrate as we listen to the Flash Mob sing Amazing Grace. If we have Christ in our lives the way we did three or four decades ago, every day would be Christmas because we possess the gift of eternal life. Strange as it may seem, God never intended that mankind celebrate Christ's birth. That's why no Jewish feast day prefigures that day. God intended us to remember the cross and celebrate His life...and His resurrection.
In the 5th century AD, the Catholic Church, attempting to Christianize the pagans of Europe, converted their "holy days" and pagan festivals to memorialize Christian events. God didn't do that. God intended only that we remember Jesus' life, His death, and to celebrate His resurrection from the tomb where His tortured body was laid to rest. That event, Pesach, is just around the corner this year. Pesach, or Passover, will be begin at sundown on Monday, April 14 and conclude at sunrise on Tuesday, April 22.
But most of all, God expects us to celebrate Christ's ascension to Heaven not from Golgotha where He was crucified, but from the Garden of Gethsame where He prayed before His execution for our sins, and from where He ascended to the Father.
And, that works 24-7, 365 days a year. I remind you of that sequence of events because God intended that mankind remember, and celebrate certain events. He designated days when these events would be commemorated. None of them, by the way, were Christmas. And no, Hanukkah is not the Jewish "Christmas." Nor, for that matter, was Hanukkah ordained by God. Hanukkah was created by the Macabees in 165 BC with the death of Antiochus IV Epiphanes, the Seleucid Emperor who laid siege to Jerusalem. With the victory over the Seleucids, the high priests took their Menorah which is supposed to burn continually on the altar in the Temple, out of hiding. But they could find only one vial of oil and it would last only one day. Without UPS or Fed-Ex overnight shipping, it would take eight days by camel to get more oil for the menorah. Miraculously, when they lit the menorah—with only enough oil for one day—it burned brightly until couriers returned with oil eight days later. The event is commonly known as the Festival of Lights, or the Feast of Dedication. Christmas it is not. A miracle it was.
Biblically, God ordained seven feast days, the significance of which, man would honor. Three of them are prophetically prefigured in Psalm 22, 23 and 24. The crucifixion, the death and the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Jewish feast days are Hag Hamatozat (Unleavened Bread, Lev. 23:6) which represent the sinless walk of Jesus Christ; Pesach (Passover, Lev. 23:5) which represents Jesus Christ dying for the sins of mankind. It is this event where those covered with the blood of Jesus Christ are exempted from Hell. And finally, Omer (First Fruits, Lev.23:23:10-11 which represents the resurrected Christ. Fifty days later, came Pentecost (Sheuvot, Lev. 23:15-17). Every Christian understands that Pentecost represents the birth of the Christian Church. I point that out only because far too many Christians today view the Old Testament as the Jews' Bible and the New Testament as the Christians'. Since Leviticus represents instruction to the Levitical order, anti-Jewish Christians lightly dance over it on their way to Deuteronomy where chapter 28 deals with God's promise to the Jews in Deut. 28:1-14 that becomes His warning of a terrible retribution if they fail to live by His rules in Deut. 28:15-68.
The Jews chose retribution over prosperity, and as you read Deuteonomy 28:15-68 I know you skipped it the last few times you were there because otherwise, right now, you would be thinking, "Oh, yes. That's the prophecy that describes the Nazi Holocaust and the horrible deaths of millions of Jews in the Auschwitz extermination camps which include Belsen, Treblinka, Berkenau, Monowitz and the other auxilliary death camps."
Today, in the United States, the princes of industry and the barons of banking and business who fully intend to be the global Masters of the Universe in our lifetime, have wrested God from our minds and, sadly, our hearts as the world they are stealing unwittingly prepares to enter the godless Dark Ages of the 21st Century.
It is important that you understand why the princes of industry are orchestrating the execution of Jesus Christ for a second time because, it's only by understanding why they are doing it that you will finally come to grips with the fact that they are actually, very deliberately, doing it by abrogating our—yours and my—inherent right to worship God as we please without any hindrance from government as required by the 1st Amendment which prohibits any form of restriction by anyone or anything from abrogating that right.
Why? Because the Masters of the Universe—England and the United States (or rather President Woodrow Wilson and British Prime Minister Sir Edward Lloyd-George), determined in 1915 that they could end war forever at the conclusion of "the-war-to-end-all-wars" by eliminating the cause of war—the nation-states themselves—by erasing the national borders between the nation-states and forming a global government that would settle all national disputes peaceably by theoretically making all global states equal. This new national body was to be called the League of Nations. In the fine print, every nation-state on Earth would have surrendered their external sovereignty to the League, creating a defacto global United States of the World. The League of Nations was buried in the Treaty of Versailles which would officially end World War I. Unfortunately for Wilson and Lloyd-George, the US Senate in 1919-1920 still read treaties and laws placed before them and noticed the small print that said the United States was willing to surrender its sovereign independence and become a subservient state to its former European masters.
The United States, brimming with national pride and patriotism as the wealthiest and most prosperous nation on Earth, not only told Europe "no," they told them, "Hell, no." And they told Wilson to keep America's nose out of Europe's affairs. As America prospered in the Roaring 20s, Europe struggled through a horrific depression caused by Germany's attempt to pay off their war debt to the nations it invaded with super-inflated Deutchmarks, creating a domino-affect that toppled the economies of Germany's debtors across the continent. Wilson, and later, Franklin D. Roosevelt became convinced that the League of Nations failed because two key components were missing: the United States and the Soviet Union. World War I would need an encore to fix the problem. It needed a second war-to-end-all-wars. The League of Nations was camouflaged in a new American red, white and blue suit of clothes. But inside it remained the European League of Nations—and, so it remains to this day.
Because of America's dogged patriotism, the princes of industry formed a group in 1925 called the Council on Foreign Relations whose role it was to change the nationalism views of America. How? By buying chairs in the nation's leading colleges and universities and controlling the curriculum taught to the youngbloods of America. The social progressives behind the CFR realized, in the 1940s, that waiting until America's youth were young adults was too long. Their long term views were already rooted by the time they entered college. Out of the blue we began to see Public-Private Partnerships with the princes of industry and the barons of business and banking trading dollars with the public school systems for the right to edit the textbooks used by our children, thus making it easy to brainwash America's youths using the revisionist twist of history as fact.
The societal planners learned five or more decades ago to use the public school system classrooms to undo societal moral ethics knowing that, as they did, they also untied the fibers of patriotism which bind the heart to the nation. When patriotism dies, there is no difference between the United States and any other country on Earth.
The princes of industry and the barons of business, who control the world's commerce decided at the turn of the 20th century that a world without borders better served their economic needs. They learned by the end of World War II that a world without God served their needs even better. The princes of industry and the barons of banking and business who control the wealth of the world haven't hesitated to buy the judges, politicians and advocacy they needed to change the moral perimeters man lives by. Moral right became wrong and immorality became politically correct. A society without moral boundaries quickly becomes a reprobate system of governance.
If you like Flash Mobs like the Bolyki Soul & Gospel singers, enjoy them while you can because very soon Flash Mobs like these in the United States will be viewed as a form of civil protest and in those States controlled by social progressive politicians and social progressive judges who believe that, the 1st Amendment not withstanding, they have the right to stifle Christian religious expression in any form.