My Journey Out New Age Spiritualism – Laura Maxwell’s Story.

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As a spiritual counsellor, I’m honoured my work is shared worldwide via satellite TV, radio, books, magazines and so on. My mother and I were taught Lucifer is god when involved in new age spiritualism. I now expose the Globalist Agenda – the elite NWO cabal, from my inside knowledge of Luciferianism and Theosophy.

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As my story was recently published in Premier Christianity I’m resharing this previous post for those new to my blog. It’s a great honour to be featured in the UK’s leading Christian magazine and I am so grateful to God for this opportunity to share His love and power with others.

My Journey Out New Age Spiritualism – Laura Maxwell’s Story.

 (Taken from the About page).

We sincerely hope to humbly contribute to the journeys of those on a spiritual quest!

Do you enjoy ghost hunting, spirit communication or the paranormal? Maybe you explore esoteric or metaphysical interests, eastern mystical practices, or evolving spiritualities?

Perhaps you follow an ancient path based on Paganism? Do you practice Magick, Wicca, Neo-New Age, or the Occult?

As an open-minded seeker of truth, please consider hearing from myself and others steeped in such lifestyles. Discover secrets we experienced via supernatural realms and where it eventually led us.

When I was a Spiritualist, I was taught the New Age agenda – to recruit masses globally to Luciferianism and the New World Order. In those days, I fully agreed with such plans. Now, I’m aware of the truth behind it all! As supernatural whistleblowers, we expose inside secrets from top spiritual leaders.

Silence is consent. If you care, please share.

Silence is consent. If you care, please share.

Unfortunately, those like us are not often seen in the popular media. The world tends only to hear the one point of view, which is of course biased reporting! A spiritual form of propaganda is occurring. Even within scientific communities, they claim to portray ALL theories of any topic of debate. But with ‘spirit communication’, our ‘theory’ is rarely given air time!

You may suspect this is a conspiracy theory, so please use your critical thinking skills. Research online for hard evidence to back up our claims!

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In 1996, I began to disclose my own private experiences. From 2008, I’ve been very privileged to share regularly on satellite TV and radio shows, broadcast over Europe and USA. Some of them are included in the playlist below.

The below interviews on Truth Frequency Radio, including The Kev Baker Show and other shows remain a few of my personal favourites. Namely because they air on Truth Frequency Radio – a very popular alternative network with a large global following of spiritual seekers.

Some of my TV interviews were requested by and aired on various Christian and secular TV channels across Asia, Russia, Pakistan, Ukraine, Australia, New Zealand, etc.

I also host a weekly talk show on Eternal Radio. On ‘The Supernatural with Laura Maxwell.’ I interview international guests, who share their dramatic true stories, eg, Ex Mediums, Ex Psychics, Ex Witches, Ex Pagans, etc. Some of them are authors and some have also shared their stories on TV.

Laura's article in Direction Magazine Dec' 2012. Sold across the UK.

Laura’s article – Direction Magazine Dec’ 2012. Sold in Wesley Owen & Faith Mission stores & churches across the UK.

My story has been featured in various Christian, secular and Spiritualist magazine articles, newspapers, a site of the leading Occult awareness ministry of 30 years in the UK, one of the leading Occult awareness sites in USA, other well known ministry websites and blogs. (Most of these people listed, have appeared on TV – please see the links).

Other overseas ministries have translated it into, for example, Croatian, Danish, Hindi, Spanish and Portuguese for magazines and TV. See link for translations.

In 2013, it was included in two new school books, now being used in secular schools across Australia and New Zealand.

It was an honour when EX Satanist, Jeff Harshbarger, asked me to write a chapter for his 2nd book ‘Dancing With The Devil,’ published in USA, by Charisma House, 2012. (I wrote a review for his first book). Jeff has been a guest on many Christian TV and radio programs in the USA and beyond.

My book A Spiritual Quest & Jeff Harshbarger’s book, which myself & others contributed chapters to.

My book A Spiritual Quest & Jeff Harshbarger’s book, which myself, Killer Son of Sam & other Ex Occultists contributed chapters to.

Another well known US preacher and TV evangelist is including my testimony in a new book, due to be published in late 2016. (Details here, once released).

It’s also been an honour to be a guest speaker in churches, venues & conferences across the UK, or radio stations around the world.

During which, I share my testimony, or teach about the New Age, Occult or also the ancient spiritual roots of Halloween.

Plus I expose evil crimes committed by some Satanic and occultic groups on Halloween. (See my interviews with Ex Satanists over the years).

Please read the dramatic events of my story below, or watch my above YouTube playlist, which shares in more detail.

For similar stories of my friends and others, please see the Ex New Agers directory section at the top of this blog & Suggested Links in the column on the right.

Or see my YouTube channel which features dozens of similar true life videos: LauraMaxwellExSpiritist

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Speak the truth with love & respect, not with disdain & arrogance. Anyone can do that!

‘If it is not truthful and not helpful, don’t say it.
If it is truthful and not helpful, don’t say it.
If it is not truthful and helpful, don’t say it.
If it is truthful and helpful, wait for the right time.’

1 Peter 3:15 … be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.

1 Peter 2:17 Show proper respect to everyone …

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All the ministry Laura undertakes, whether on TV and Radio, or in public, is entirely voluntary. She gives of her time freely. She sometimes writes free BOOK REVIEWS for authors of a similar genre.

This site and particularly the FAQ section (coming soon), were partly created due to the large response from people who contact Laura and the amount of time it takes for her to reply.

Laura can be contacted to prayerfully consider requests to perhaps speak in your venue, conference or church in the UK.

For enquiries, please email her Personal Assistant on ourspiritualquest@hotmail.com

Or contact her Facebook page A Spiritual Quest,
or YouTube Channel LauraMaxwellExSpiritist

Many thanks indeed for visiting today, your time is appreciated! We hope you find it useful and will return soon. God bless you!

Laura Maxwell’s Story.

‘What New Age Spiritualism Means To Me Now.’

Supernatural phenomena interested me since childhood. I loved reading children’s books containing ‘ghost stories’, or watching TV programs about ‘ghosts’. If Harry Potter had been written then, I’m sure it would have been one of my favourites.

A few psychic episodes as a child added to the intrigue I felt. My mother’s uncle lead a Spiritualist Church and was also high up in Freemasonry. Mum had also experienced psychic events since her childhood, but didn’t pursue it seriously until later. By the time I began Secondary School, she felt ready to explore further. Once, when walking her dogs in the park, a Medium approached. He saw her potential as a Medium and invited her to a local Spiritualist Church in Glasgow, Scotland.

Very quickly, Mum became totally engrossed by the supernatural. As a new member of the Spiritualist Church, she attended Sunday services, mid week psychic development groups, Yoga classes, etc. She shared everything she learned with me. I also became fascinated. Her heart’s desire was to train in Mediumship. The other Mediums encouraged this, asking her to join an Open Circle and to meditate with them to channel ‘spirits of the deceased’. Mum was keen to develop her abilities of Clairvoyance, Clairaudience and Clairsentience and to learn from other Mediums.

Every time Mum booked a Private Sitting for a Life Reading with a resident or visiting Medium, she’d buy a recording of the session and we’d listen to it later. It amazed me that a half-hour recording could contain so much explicit communication from alleged ‘spirits’. Specific facts were relayed about our lives, in minute detail. Precise names, places and dates were often given. It was obvious the Mediums weren’t charlatans, falling upon names by sheer chance. They accurately described the physical appearance, personalities and even repeated common phrases of our apparent dead relatives, as they conversed with spirit entities.

I also joined the Spiritualist Church in Glasgow. Mum and I devoured mystical books on Yoga, opening the chakras, Crystal Healing, Reincarnation, Alternative Therapies, etc. Attending New Age Centres and Psychic Fairs, we absorbed as much information as we could to help in our ‘spiritual enlightenment’. With our passion for environmental and conservation concerns, social justice and international peace, we gladly participated in attempting to heal people and animals, through either contact or distant psychic healing.

We also read books on positive thinking. A favourite was, ‘The Power of Positive Thinking’, by Norman Vincent Peale, a 33rd degree Free Mason, who also believed in Clairvoyance, claiming to see his dead father at meetings.

Going Deeper

Laura's season as a goth

Laura’s season as a goth

Eventually, we attended Transfiguration Sessions. Mum developed in the area of Automatic Writing. Mediums predicted I’d become an author on behalf of Spirit Guides and a Psychic Artist, drawing portraits of ‘dead relatives and Spirit Guides’ for clients. I very briefly experimented with Kirlian Photography; using infra red film I captured images of ectoplasm as it formed.

Over the next 10 – 15 years, we’d often hear of Mediums who could no longer control when spirits spoke to, or through them. Many Mediums had nervous breakdowns. Some attacked people claiming their Spirit Guides had forced them to, or were admitted to psychiatric wards.

We heard reports of ‘poltergeist activity’ in Medium’s homes. At first, we accepted explanations that mischievous or obnoxious spirits could sometimes come through and it was a potential hazard of the job. But when it happened to us, it became intolerable and impossible to function properly.

Our beloved friends, the other Psychics and Mediums, kindly tried, but failed to free our home from spirits. The spirits spoke to Mum constantly, giving her no rest, depriving her of sleep, attacking her physically, chapping loudly from within wardrobes, slamming all the doors, etc.

On one of the occasions when they forced her into a trance against her will, she was frying food. When she came out of trance, the kitchen was consumed by fire. I arrived home after the Fire Brigade had extinguished it, just before it spread to other rooms. We all realized Mum, our dogs and cats could have been killed. One afternoon, Mum’s elderly Aunt who had also visited Spiritualist Churches, felt invisible hands grab her and throw her down our stairs. Her wrist was broken. Another day, while approaching shops, I watched in horror as Mum was lifted from the ground and catapulted from the pavement, landing on the bonnet of a passing car. This particular incident happened more than once.

Hellish Encounters

Naturally, we decided to withdraw from Spiritualism and kindly asked our ‘Spirit Guides’ to leave. To our shock, they laughed and insulted us. They began to physically attack us. This was deeply perplexing, as they’d provided guidance and kindness for many years! It became obvious they’d clearly deceived us, pretending to be benevolent, when in reality they were wicked all along.

It dismayed us that all the Spiritualist Mediums and Psychics we knew and dearly loved, had clearly been deceived too. After all, it was they who had introduced us to those spirits. They’d also assumed such ‘Spirit Guides’ and ‘friends’ were genuine.

However, the biggest shock came when even our supposed ‘dead relatives’ turned against us too! They also mocked and hit us. The spirits warned we couldn’t leave the occult, as we had unknowingly granted them control from the first day we invited them into our lives! It became clear to Mum and I there was something dangerous and deceptive in Spiritualism and forms of spirit communication, if even the Mediums who had brought our fake ‘spirit friends’ to us had not discerned their true spiritual identity.

A Christian Encounter

‘You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free’, John 8:32

Susan, a Christian I’d met in a Psychology Tutorial, at university, invited me to her Pentecostal Church. She explained other Psychics who had experienced similar tragedies were set free from spiritual attacks when they accepted the Biblical Jesus Christ as their Saviour, (not the New Age false Christ).

I did feel an atmosphere and presence in her church I’d never known and I hungered for it. When they prayed for healing and spoke in tongues, I senses instantly they had a supernatural power, but I wasn’t sure what it was! To me, Jesus was just a Healer and Medium.

That night when I returned home, the spirits were furious that I’d visited the Pentecostal Church. I was sure they’d try to kill me. (To learn more of those few days, please watch my TV interviews!)

I cried out to God in sheer desperation. I asked if He was real, to please speak to me through a bible I found. I had a divine revelation the bible was totally true, so renouncing Spiritualism, I came to Jesus Christ of Nazareth. I received Him as my Saviour and asked Him to cleanse me from all sin. Finally, I had saw the light. I had found truth. I had found Love Himself! Much to my own surprise, I had become a Christian, something I thought I’d never do! Never say never folks!

The very next morning, a Romany Gypsy appeared at my door. I’d been thinking about her for hours and now there she stood! She said she had got born again and that Jesus had sent her to tell me I was now on the right path! I began attending the church I’d just visited.

A Darker Tragedy Strikes

Just a few months later, during my 2nd year at university, Mum’s health deteriorated & her ‘Spirit Guides’ became more violent and even threatened to control her and use her to kill people. Mum’s doctor couldn’t accept poltergeist activity and was sadly diagnosed as Schizophrenic. Mum was detained in a Psychiatric Hospital, much to the utter shock of my Mum and myself.

Although my Mum gave her heart to Jesus a few months later, the Pentecostal Church I’d joined had no experience at that point, of helping people like Mum. At that time, they didn’t have the Deliverance Ministry. As a baby Christian myself, I didn’t yet know there were Christians who could’ve cast those demons out of my Mum in Jesus Name. After months of heavy sedation, the psychiatrists discharged her, but when she returned home, she endured further harassment from spirits. Sadly, the church I belonged to didn’t yet have experience of casting demons out of homes or people.

My pastor was young and inexperienced. He assumed mum and I were just over imaginative or mentally ill. So, we received no help. To my utter shock and dismay, my mother committed suicide.

Although not rare for someone to do … over the past couple of decades I’ve heard of many around the world, affected by the New Age or Occult have been in psychiatric wards or killed themselves. Therefore, I feel it emphasizes the crucial importance for Christians to embrace the Deliverance Ministry, more commonly known as Exorcism, and become God’s instruments to release freedom to such tortured people in Jesus Name.

(Over the years as a Christian, I have been honoured and delighted that the Holy Spirit has used me to see people & homes be set free from demonic harassment/poltergeist type activity, etc). “Greater is He (Jesus), that is in you; than he (satan) that is in the world.”

My chains are gone!

Soon after, I found another Pentecostal Church. It was experienced in Deliverance prayer – casting out demons. The co-Pastor, visited my mum’s home, successfully cleansing it the first time they prayed. At the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, all the spirits left and never returned. Praise God! Later, I sold Mum’s home without worrying the new tenants would be harassed.

The Pentecostal Church I attend, doesn’t serve up dead religious traditions or control. Instead it’s lively, loving and joyful. Members are trained by the Holy Spirit to prophesy of the future. Minds and bodies are healed and other miracles, signs and wonders occur. Actually, in a couple of years I saw more people healed in Pentecostal Churches than I ever saw in over ten years at Spiritualist meetings.

Deception Exposed

When I became a Christian, even before I had read the Biblical warnings of the Occult in Deuteronomy chapter 18, I suddenly saw the truth. I instinctively realized what had happened. The missing piece of the jigsaw slipped into place. When our ‘dead relatives and Spirit Guides’ began to attack us, it indicated those lying evil spirits had deceived us, merely impersonating our loved ones. It made complete sense when Christians explained from the bible, it’s impossible for dead souls to return to talk with us, as they remain in heaven or hell for eternity.

Also, the bible describes spirits are evil ‘fallen angels,’ or demons. They’ve existed since before creation. They possess vast psychic knowledge of our families & historical figures down the generations. Like ‘shape shifters’ from movies, they can easily disguise their evil form to pose as our ‘deceased family,’ to mimic ‘Spirit Guides,’ or any famous celebrity that ever lived. With their supernatural powers they can perform many false miracles. Through hypnosis etc, they can even produce false visions of your ‘former lives’.

They are masters of disguise. The Bible says that entities who work through Witches, Mediums, Ghost Hunters, etc, are called ‘familiar spirits’. They are psychic and very familiar with how all your ancestors looked and spoke, as they were on the earth at the same time. Thus, these entities can impersonate them perfectly. The Hebrew word for familiar spirits actually translates as ‘demon,’ evil spirit.

This is emphasised in passages such as 2 Corinthians 11 to 14 : “And no wonder! For Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.” The evil spirits working through Spiritualism, Ghost Hunting, etc, are evil demons. They serve Satan to deceive precious Mediums and others, appearing as dead relatives, Spirit Guides, ascended masters, goddesses, Reiki healing guides, aliens, fairies and so on. (Please see my article on how to ‘Test The Spirits’, or watch my TV programs on this crucial topic.)

The counterfeit nature of spirits makes sense, because many top Mediums even claim that Lucifer is god and the source of all psychic powers! (Benjamine Creme, David Spangler, Madam Helena Blavatsky, etc). They believe Lucifer is still an angel of light; god; the Saviour, and that he did not fall and become Satan, as the Bible states. Thus, Luciferianism is one of the roots of the New Age and Spiritualism. Madam Helena Blavatsky, a self proclaimed Luciferian Medium, was called the ‘mother of the New Age movement’. (Please see my article or watch my TV programs on this topic.)

Before I left the Occult, I was unaware the Bible lovingly advises in 1 John 4 verse 1 to 3 : “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God … every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus has come in the flesh is not of God … And this is the spirit of the Antichrist …”

Please see my note with directions on how to Test The Spirits, in the menu bar at the top. I’ve known countless numbers who have challenged Guides and other spirits, to show their true identity, in Jesus Christ’s name. Often they scream as they reveal their true evil form.

A Crucial Observation

Since I left Spiritualism and became a Christian, I have never been contacted by any spirit claiming to be a ‘dead relative’ or ‘Spirit Guide’! All such supernatural activity stopped, when I found the truth, that they were demons impersonating family or spiritual beings! You’d think, if they were truly real, they’d still try to ‘contact’ me!

Sharing With Others

About Jesus

When a Spiritualist, I’d regarded Jesus as just a cosmic force; part of the universal consciousness, a reincarnation of another god or great Healing Medium. Since my conversion in 1994, I’ve met, spoken to & read of many Ex Psychics, Ex Gypsies, Ex Mediums, Ex Witches, Ex Luciferians, and even Ex Satanists. They all discovered the entities of their ‘Spirit Guides’, ‘dead relatives’ or ‘goddesses’, were not who they claimed to be. These people were also set free from demonic attack after receiving Christ into their lives & receiving His overwhelming love and deliverance into spiritual freedom, (Exorcism).

Two successful Glasgow Mediums, Sadie Bryce and Geordie Aitken also became Christians. Sadie went to the same Spiritualist Church I did. She spoke of her occult past in BBC programs and an audio recording. Paul Watson wrote a book detailing Geordie’s experience. As Christians, Sadie and I wrote to each other and I met Geordie several times, discovering we all had been misled by deceiving spirits in the same ways. Geordie himself lost friends to demonically induced suicide. He spoke on my behalf at my mum’s funeral.

Jesus Christ healed me of a phobia of heights and physical conditions including Fibromyalgia and migraine headaches. He has given me joy and peace I simply never knew existed. His very tangible Presence of pure love is more real than any powerful encounter I experienced within Spiritualism, New Age or Mystical practises. I am forever grateful to Him for transforming my life and I give Him all the glory.

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The Supernatural with Laura Maxwell, on Eternal Radio.

The Supernatural with Laura Maxwell, on Eternal Radio available on tunein.com

I now host a weekly show on Eternal Radio, called ‘The Supernatural with Laura Maxwell,’

On it, I interview international guests, who share their dramatic true conversion stories. My guests include former Mediums, Psychics, Witches, Pagans, Satanists and so on.

Some of them are authors or have shared their stories on TV and radio.

Since 2008, I’ve shared my life story, on satellite TV, radio, in conferences and churches. I also write for magazines. I don’t receive payment for this. I’m delighted and blessed to hear from people worldwide. They share they’ve also been saved out of the New Age and Occult – by the transforming, mighty power of our loving Saviour and Friend, the Lord Jesus Christ. Some say it was my testimony that helped lead them to Jesus. Hallelujah!

A Final Word

I continuously hear from more people who are turning away from Spiritualist Meetings, Tarot Card Parties, Yoga, Meditation, Reiki and all other spirit empowered practises.

Laura in a studio during a radio show in Scotland.

A live show, Revival Radio studio, Scotland.

A few years ago, I completed a testimony-based novel, containing some detail of events Mum, our friends and I experienced within the occult.

It also contains some wonderful encounters with Jesus and angels, very different from what we experienced in Spiritualism.

As it’s self published, it’s only available directly from me, but should be on Amazon, by mid 2017!

If you’d like to order a copy of my book A Spiritual Quest,  please email my Personal Assistant on ourspiritualquest@hotmail.com

If you feel led to pray for Laura’s ministry, or for the audiences who hear her speak, it would be so very appreciated.

Thank you very much! God bless you. Laura.

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To find out more, please see Laura’s blog OurSpiritualQuest.com

'You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free'

‘You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free’, John 8:32

Psalm 96:3 ‘… That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all Thy wondrous works.’

Disclaimer : Laura Maxwell does not necessarily agree with all the information and conclusions presented by friends, or guest articles on her blog!

Are your friends tormented by spirits? If you care, please share. Your silence is consent. Expose demonic lies. Spread the truth to liberate those trapped in darkness, “… you will know the truth and The Truth shall set you free.”

ADMIN NOTE TO MYSELF! – (This post was copied from the Top Menu –  ‘About’ bio page).

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CERN Expert Anthony Patch – Radio Show: Introduction to CERN! PLUS his two books!

In April 2015, Anthony Patch very kindly sent me his two novels. (Details of those books below).

Kev Baker and Anthony Patch recently told me of the launch of new E-Magazine Entangled, this June. You may have heard Kev interview me on his show on Truth Frequency Radio.  Anthony has a show on that network too!

“If you accept Jesus as your Savior, you, too, will become a child of God and be among those who will meet Him in the air.”  – Corrie ten Boom

“For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout…”   1 Thessalonians 4:16 

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Announcing the new E-Magazine ‘Entangled.’

“You cannot separate the physical from the spiritual.” – Anthony Patch

Author and researcher Anthony Patch presents his latest research into the true agenda at CERN and beyond. Over recent years, time and time again Mr Patch predicted exactly what was to unfold at The Particle Accelerator underground near Geneva! Another topic that Tony brought to our attention was Quantum Computing and “the machine” that sits at the heart of CERN.

Anthony also features articles by other writers in his new e-magazine. In ISSUE #1 the contributing writers were: Kev Baker, Kris ETMN, Lyn Leahz and Rebecca J. Gray.

Anthony Patch and Kev Baker suggested I submit an article for a future issue and I’m very honoured they asked me!

E-Magazine edited by Anthony Patch.

‘In this show of April 2015, Anthony Patch presents his research on CERN and gives us his take on just what is going on underground at the Geneva particle smasher.

During the first part of the show, Kev Baker gets Anthony to lay out the basics about CERN, for the listeners that may be new to the topic. Anthony explains the history of CERN, what it was built for, and goes through the actual physics of smashing particles at velocities approaching the speed of light!

The show also covers the fact that the scientists at CERN have openly stated the possibility of “punching holes into parallel worlds” and we discuss the process by which this is being achieved and their attempt to smash particles to attain access to other worlds and extra-dimensions is a reality.

It is easy to look at CERN and be lost in the science, and Anthony does a brilliant job of decoding the jargon and presenting PhD level quantum physics in a language that anyone can understand. We also explored the religious aspects to CERN and spirituality, the connections between The Large Hadron Collider and, wait for it… SATURN!

Anthony Patch on The Kev Baker Show

And all of this in the year that CERN have dubbed “2015: International Year Of Light”?

When the worlds leading Physicists are approaching a level where they themselves feel confident they can outdo the work of God and His creation and they are producing the conditions they feel occurred immediately after, the so called, big bang, we really need to sit up and pay attention!

… Quantum computing, future tech, nano-diamond technology, mark of the beast, uploading of consciousness, transhumanism and so much more interesting topics to remember are covered in what will surely over time be viewed upon as one of the MOST IMPORTANT CERN-RELATED SHOWS of its kind.

This show should help you all to have a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of CERN and the physics being employed.’ Kev Baker.

 

The Anthony Patch Show

 

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Anthony Patch

Conveying subjects most have not encountered in their daily lives, Author Anthony Patch has arranged them in what he coins a “buffet style” of scientific topics.  Purposefully avoiding the arcane details of physics, chemistry, astronomy, DNA research and computer science among many others.

Rather, he views his role as more of a translator and reporter of hidden science. Science comprised of layered secret agendas, presented in novels of accelerated adventure.  Sure to inspire readers into conducting explorations and research of their own.

All for the love of Jesus Christ and the salvation of souls!

Anthony Patch Book Description

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Laura Maxwell does not necessarily agree with all the information and conclusions presented by friends, guest articles on her blog, TV or radio interviews or her own radio show.

Laura is not paid for writing in books, magazines or appearing on TV, radio or at events. All of her work is of a voluntary nature.

Click on below link to see a few of her TV interviews.

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Sex and Supernatural, Star Beings, Nordic gods, Black Arts, Mescaline Trips, Aleister Crowley, Anton LaVey, Incantations, Ceremonial Magic, Mysticism, Germanic Paganism, Occult – Edwin McKinney’s Dramatic Story!

Edwin McKinney

“It is better to reign in hell, than to serve in heaven.”

Dear Laura,

There are many things that God delivered me from.  Paganism and the Occult are but two pieces to the puzzle.  I pray God will use the testimony to touch someone or perhaps bring to light the deceptive path of Germanic Paganism.  I have noticed an increase in its popularity.  Thank you for reading it and finding it worthy of your blog.  May God receive the glory! Thank you and God Bless you! Your brother in Messiah, Edwin

“In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on men, while they slumber on their beds, then he opens the ears of men and terrifies them with warnings, that he may turn man aside from his deed and conceal pride from a man; he keeps back his soul from the pit, his life from perishing by the sword.” Job 33:15-18

Edwin McKinney.

Laura’s Comment: This is a dramatic true story. Especially the part when Edwin entered utter darkness, feeling evil entities around him as he saw a tunnel with Light at the end. What happened next was incredible!

This is a long testimony but very worth reading and sharing with your friends!

 Edwin McKinney’s Story.

Q: When did you first become interested in the occult?

A: From what I can remember, it all started with a desire to overcome my perceived enemies (adults who were abusive [verbal and physical] and those of my own generation who were cruel and critical). I took a great interest in super heroes like Superman who had more-than-human strength to deal with his bullies and enemies. I also had a great interest in movies like Conan the Barbarian, The Sword and the Sorcerer, Excalibur, and so many others of that genre.

I would watch these movies any chance that I would get; studying the scenes that dealt with incantations and the use of the supernatural to overcome adversaries or have influence over them. Many times, in these movies, sex and supernatural were intertwined and I found that exciting, especially since I had been introduced to pornography at a very young age. Though I did not fully understand sexuality and the supernatural, those were two things that I was most interested in. I longed for it and pursued it. These were two doors that swung wide open for me. When I walked through them, I walked into the occult.

Q: You mentioned movies as sort of an “open door” to the Occult. What about music?

A: Even though fantasy type movies were the first to catch my interest, music was not far behind. I vividly remember sitting in front of our television and watching MTV come on for the first time. We didn’t just have music, now we had music videos! It was an exciting time. It didn’t take long for videos to start showing women in provocative and seductive ways. With my audible and visual sensors being stimulated it was easy to get hooked.

There were two movies that came out in the early 80’s that really peaked my interest. The first was a 1984/85 release titled “Ghoulies” and the second was a 1986 release called “Trick or Treat”. Ghoulies really played on the idea of demonic control and the use of the black arts to achieve sinister goals. It had incantations, minions, and ceremonial magic. Though the movie was “silly” and “cheesey”, to a youngster like myself, who was intrigued by such things, it had me mesmerized.

Then there was “Trick or Treat”. It had heavy music, supernaturalism, sex, and violence; you could play records backwards and receive hidden messages; artwork of the album covers was dark and mysterious. I was instantly intrigued. Not long after that, I began to hunt for album covers in record stores that had a certain look. I purposely searched for songs that spoke of darkness, wickedness, and rebellion; anything that I believed would feed my hunger for the occult.

Bands like Slayer, Possessed, Venom, Mercyful Fate, Celtic Frost, and so many others. I would sit intently and read the lyrics as the music played in the background. Mercyful Fate seemed to have the heaviest influence. It became an obsession. If it hinted at evil, sex, violence, and the supernatural I was all in. I would pick out certain things in the lyrics and write them down, such as names of demons or books of magic.

As it would turn out, some of these bands mentioned real books and would reference certain rituals or incantations. I would go to the library to find these books or anything that mentioned demons or mysticism.

It was on one of these library trips that I came across the book that changed everything. The book was titled “The Black Arts” and was written by Richard Cavendish in 1967. What I had found was an original copy. When I picked it up and scanned through its pages it was like finding an old friend. I stole the book from the library and began to study its contents.

Q: The book you mention, “The Black Arts”. You said that “it changed everything”. What do you mean?

A: When I found that book and scanned through its pages. It felt as if the book was looking for me as well. I know that seems strange, but that’s how it felt. I remember feeling very excited about it. Like I said, I had stolen the book from the library and immediately began to immerse myself in its contents.

All that I was looking for was in this book. It had incantations, spells, and names of demons, dark philosophy, talismans, and history.

I remember reading, “It is better to reign in hell, than to serve in heaven”. I found that compelling. It spoke to me. It seemed to address my desire to rule over my enemies and to subdue the weak. It spoke of binding demonic forces for personal use. These are things I greatly desired; that if someone hurt me I could unleash “something” on them. “The Black Arts” became my companion. I created a notebook filled with incantations, names of demonic beings, and pictures of various talismans and magical symbols. Whatever new thing I would learn, I would put it in this notebook.

“The Black Arts” led me to “The Beast”, Aleister Crowley and the Golden Dawn. It led me to the French occultist and ceremonial magician Eliphas Levi. I was introduced to Anton LaVey and his philosophies and so much more. The book was yet another door to the path of darkness and I gladly walked it.

Q: Did you ever have any encounters with the spirit realm while involved in the occult?

A: Yes. On many occasions. Contact with the spirit realm became a normal part of my life. Communicating with the “dead” was something I looked forward to. Sometimes I was alone, but most of the time I was with others of like mind. We would use spirit boards, automatic writing, and hypnotism to tap into the other side. Sometimes our conversations would take hours, while others were over as soon as they began.

Seance, Table Tipping, or Table Turning.

I was the “provoker”. I would instigate and be confrontational with the “spirits” we would contact. The “spirit” would become agitated at my arrogance and normally cause some sort of issue amongst us. Either the lights would go out. Burning candles would go out all at once. Sometimes the spirit board viewfinder would move on its own before flying off the board. However, I was never physically attacked nor harassed in my dreams. I had expected “them” to bother me, but they never did.

I know now of course that these “spirits” were demons and that’s all they ever were. I can recall a time when I was preparing for a ceremonial incantation to bind a demon for service. I had everything I needed to do the ritual. I carefully drew out a magical circle with a pentagram within. Then I drew another circle around that circle. At each point of the pentagram I drew various symbols in which I contained them within their own circles. Between the outer and inner circle, I inscribed words of power and magical names.

The time had come for me to stand within the circle and I felt it. I felt the atmosphere around me become very dense and heavy. It was almost suffocating. The light within seemed to dim unnaturally. I knew that I was not alone. The hair on the back of my neck stood up and chills came over me. I began to second guess my actions. Something was very different about this and I wondered what presence was about me.

I became uncertain and fear overtook me. I could not utter one word of the incantation. No matter how hard I tried, the words would not come out. Looking back, I am thankful that I did not go through with it. I hate to think what might have happened or what gateway I almost opened. There were other encounters, but that was the one encounter I fled from. It was too real if that makes sense.

Q: Did you ever channel?

A: No, but I had a friend that did. I was present many times when he would channel. He claimed the “being” was from some star cluster. Unlike me, he is still in bondage to the occult and new age. He still practices channeling and divination. He also seeks the guidance of psychics and his “spirit guide”. In the past, I would hypnotize him and speak to his “spirit guide”. I never found the “guide” useful. He claims to be a Wiccan and has for many years.

Q: Did you or anyone you know of ever sacrifice animals?

A: No. I nor anyone I hung out with had ever ceremonially sacrificed a living creature. I am certain though that if we would have our experiences, more-than-likely, would have increased. Considering what I know about the power of sacrifice, we would have no doubt made contact with something sinister. And if I were to say that we did not consider it, I would be lying. We did consider it. On several different occasions, we had made plans to kill an animal, but it never happened. Thank goodness!

shamanism and drugs

Q: Were drugs, such as hallucinogens ever used by you or your friends?

A: Oh yes. Acid and mescaline were favored hallucinogens among us. These illegal substances were used to get us where we wanted to go very quickly. By doing these “drugs”, there was no need for in-depth prayer, chanting, or seeking. It definitely helped open our minds eye to the “other-side”. Its use was both spiritual and recreational for us.

Q: When you say “open our minds eye”, what do you mean exactly and did you experience anything strange or supernatural while hallucinating?

A: The whole experience is a strange experience. Seeing strange things, hearing strange things, feeling odd and weird things is part of the experience. I have heard stories of people having “bad trips”, but I never had one in my opinion. Were my “trips” intense and insane? Absolutely! Did I ever encounter something that would be considered frightening? Yes, but it wasn’t frightening to me. I found it very exciting. I desired the experience.

My hunger for darkness and the occult welcomed such experiences. For example, I was tripping out on a hit of mescaline. I had locked myself away in a bathroom and shut out the lights. The only light was the outside light coming in from under the door. So, it wasn’t total darkness, but it was dark enough. I stood there and waited for something to happen. It did.

Suddenly out of the darkness came these ethereal shapes. As they drew closer to me, they became more defined. I could see them clearly. There were three of them and they were suspended above me. They had reddish skin, black hair, and were wearing these necklaces that looked like bones strung together. As they hovered above me and began to swirl around me, I noticed they had no legs. Below their torso was nothing more than a wispy trail that would flow as they moved around.

They seemed curious about me. In my excitement, I slung the door open and pulled in one of my friends, who was also under the influence of a psychedelic. I told him to stand still and wait. They had disappeared, but quickly returned. Thrilled, I said to my friend, “Do you see them…do you see them”!? He looked up and said “yes”. I asked him to describe them and he did.

He described the same beings that I was seeing. I was so excited about it. I made an advance at them to touch them, but they disappeared when I did so. After that, they were gone. Were they real? If my friend would have described something else, I would have doubted my own experience, but he didn’t. I’ll leave that up to you.

Q: So, would it be correct to have labeled you a Satanist or a Spiritualist?

A: There may have been a time when I accepted the Satanist label. It was something I didn’t reject, but I preferred “occultist” most of all. And though I regarded myself a spiritual person I had never called myself a spiritualist. Of course, knowing what I know now, it makes very little difference. I was being deceived by the same spirit. However, as far as others go, I was known as a Satanist and devil worshipper; both labels I never rejected.

Q: What about Paganism? Some would say it’s all Satanism. What do you say?

A: Looking at it from where I am now, I would have to say that they are right and wrong. Let me explain. They are right in the sense that the same deceiving spirit that’s behind Satanism is the same spirit behind Paganism. That’s true. If you want to split hairs that “spirit” is also behind addictions, murder, pornography, homosexuality, transgenderism, and adultery.

However, Paganism is not Satanism. Without getting into great detail, Satanism can be broken down into two types; theistic and atheistic. Theistic Satanism views Satan (the adversary/enemy of YHWH) as a supernatural deity. Satan, in the theistic view, can be worshipped and petitioned.

Many of them, those who practice the occult, believe that he can influence and manipulate the natural environment. Occultists believe Lucifer to be the bringer of knowledge and that YHWH is actually the evil “god” who kept man from gaining knowledge. In other words, Satan is the good guy. He is the one who removes boundaries and frees us from all limitations.

Aleister Crowley summed it up when he states, “Do what thou wilt is the whole of the law…” Do what thou wilt? It means if you want it then get it. If you are not allowed to have it then take it. By giving yourself over to this “law”, nothing is beyond your reach, there are no limits, and no boundaries. That brings us into atheistic Satanism. They don’t believe that Satan is a deity. In fact, they don’t believe in anything spiritual or supernatural. They merely follow the character of Satan. Satan the rebel; Satan the anarchist; Satan the self-righteous…you get the picture. Basically, “do what thou wilt”.

As strange as it is, they tend to lean on science as their religion. Of course, they wouldn’t call it that, but scientism is a religion. Anyway, getting back on track, Paganism is a wee bit more complicated than that. I will say this; the occult covers all bases. The occult is in Satanism, Paganism, New Age, Eastern mysticism, Freemasonry, Rosicrucianism, Gnosticism, and even some so-called Christian organizations like the Mormons. So, if someone is looking for a cut and dry answer, it’s going to require more than I am able to give at this moment.

Q: Which category of Satanism did you fall into?

A: Considering what I have already discussed, I would have definitely fell within the Theistic group of Satanism. It was a spiritual darkness that I felt comfortable with.

Q: Did you have a Christian upbringing? Did your family go to church regularly?

A: I did not have a Christian upbringing. The Bible was not discussed nor was it ever brought up. If it was, it wasn’t discussed with me. We didn’t say grace at the table before meals and I had never heard or witnessed prayer in the household. I do remember going to a church for a very short time, but all I can recall from that experience is eating cookies and coloring pictures of “Jesus”. Otherwise, the only time I found myself in a church of some kind was for funerals. I do remember asking my mom when I was very young if we had a religion. She said, “I guess we’re protestant”. That was about as far as that conversation ever went. My dad had this huge family bible that he inherited from his mom, but we never read it. So, the answer to the questions is no. I was not raised up in church. I didn’t have a praying mother and father. Bible stories and stuff like that were never read to me at bedtime. “God” was never discussed. You get the picture.

Q: Did you ever believe in the God of the bible? I mean, if you believed in Satan, surely you believed in God/YHWH.

A: It’s weird, because even though I did believe in a biblical adversary and in demons. I rejected YHWH and His Messiah outright. It was as if I never put the puzzle pieces together. I accepted the existence of Lucifer over the existence of YHWH. Honestly, my desire was never to worship anything. I believed that I could use Satan and demons for my purposes in the occult. I was an Occultist. That’s pretty much what it boils down to.

However, the deeper I got into the occult the more hate I began to develop for the Bible and anything to do with it. Eventually, that hatred turned me totally against the existence of even Satan. I know that sounds strange, considering the spirit behind the occult, but I didn’t see it that way.

The occult eventually led me into more new age/paganistic beliefs. It seemed like the mature path to take. I could still contact the spirit realm, but without all the Satanic stuff. Satanism and demonism became childish to me. It began to feel very foreign to me. In fact, if it had anything to do with a monotheistic/Abrahamic world, I rejected it. I remember asking myself, “If Satan is an Abrahamic concept and he is at war with another deity that has nothing to do with me. Then why am I entertaining a Middle Eastern worldview that is foreign to MY European ancestry”? That’s how I became a Pagan. I had become very aware of bloodlines and how I was tied to those bloodlines in the spirit. I believed that by reconnecting with the ways of my ancestors was the only real way to achieve true spiritual enlightenment.

Q: Earlier you had said that Paganism is not Satanism. Without getting into great detail, can you elaborate a bit?

A: Like I had said earlier, “If you are looking for a cut and dry answer, it’s going to require more than I am able to give”. However, the simplest explanation of Paganism is the belief in more than one deity or god. It’s not only the worship of many gods, but it’s also the worship of the spirits of ones’ ancestors.

Paganism comes in many forms going back to the most ancient of times, but they are all based on the same concepts. Paganism is very cultural and ethnic. It exists deep within the folk of a certain region or territory. I believed, as do a majority of modern-pagans, that the religious traditions of the Pagan cultures are pre-Christian. While this may be true as far as Christianity. It’s not true as far as the whole Biblical narrative. That’s what I know now. I was too near-sighted to see it any other way back then.

Of course, if the ancient ways are older than Christianity (when pagans think of Christianity it typically means the whole Abrahamic religion) then Paganism is more established and trustworthy. It speaks to you, because it comes from those who are responsible for your genetic makeup. As for me, I found spiritual enlightenment within the Germanic/Celtic ancestral groupings. Anything considered Abrahamic is rejected in real Paganism, especially in Heathenism.

Q: You mentioned Heathenism. Isn’t that another term for Paganism?

A: Heathenism is a religion that falls under the banner of Paganism. Not sure how deep in detail I should go, but it is a pretty complex system of beliefs. Heathenism is a subgroup of Paganism that has subgroupings of its own. And like Christianity, there are varying doctrines and “truths” that are shared among the groups.

One thing that separates Heathenism from other systems within Paganism, is that Heathens do not accept the label of neopagan. Neo-Paganism is a subgroup that Heathenism does not fall under. The branches of Paganism spread far and wide. It can become confusing for those outside of Paganism. To be honest, it can be confusing for Pagans as well. So, instead of looking for cohesion or common ground, the subgroupings of Paganism tend to stick to their own branch and typically see it as “to each his own”. So, getting back to the question, Heathenism is not another term for Paganism. Heathenism falls within Paganism.

Q: Does Heathenism accept Satanism?

A: No. Satanism is not accepted. In fact, any form of Satanism is rejected. If you were to ask me that as a Heathen, I would have laughed at you. I would have told you that Satan is a Middle Eastern concept that has nothing to do with my Germanic and Celtic Ancestors; that anything monotheistic or Abrahamic is best left in the deserts of the Middle East. I would have then continued by telling you that Christianity is a foreign religion with a foreign god that has no place within the cultures of Europe and that Christianity stole much from my ancestors; that the Church is responsible for the death and destruction of many European peoples. So, yeah, Heathens do not accept Satan, believe in Satan, let alone worship a deity by the name of Satan or Lucifer. If it’s biblical then it is rejected. Period.

Viking Witches

Q: As a Pagan, more specifically as a Heathen, what groups did you belong to, if any?

A: Under paganism we have a subgroup known as Germanic paganism. Under Germanic paganism we have two primary religious groups, i.e., Asatru and Anglo-Saxon Heathenry. Both are pantheistic and tribal. Asatru traces its’ lineage to the Nordic countries (Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland) while the other, as the name suggests, has its’ roots in the Anglo-Saxon peoples of early medieval England. Of course, in pre-Christian England it wasn’t called Anglo-Saxon Heathenry and in pre-Christian Scandinavia it was not called Asatru.

The “the way of the gods” was cultural, ancestral, and ethnic. It did not have a name. Like I said, it was a tribal way of life. In both the Scandinavian and Anglo-Saxon cultures, different clans or tribes had varying traditions. Even though they all believed in the gods, not all tribes held the same god in the highest regard. Families within the clan had their own particular gods they idolized as well. From a historical and archaeological point of view, the Nordic and Anglo-Saxon cultures are very fascinating.

Not only were the gods and goddesses idolized, but certain spirits and ancestors were as well. Astruar and Anglo-Saxon Heathens share the same gods. The only real difference is in how the gods names were pronounced and spelled. For example, the Scandinavians referred to the chief god as Odin, while the Anglo-Saxons referred to him as Wotan. A popular god these days is Thor. To the Swedes he is called Thor; to the Anglo-Saxons he is called Thunar. See?

Viking culture seems very popular these days. While that is great for those interested in the history of the Vikings and how they lived, what’s disturbing to me is how folks are drawn to the culture of the Vikings. Again, nothing wrong with having a great interest in the culture, traditions, and history of these pagan peoples, but there is something wrong with wishing to recreate the old ways and practice the old ways.

Invoking the names of these gods is not “cool” or “neat”. You are invoking the name of a false god and idol. Whether one thinks it is innocent or not, that’s what you are doing. Remember, many of these gods required blood sacrifice in order to receive their blessings. Human blood? You bet. Now let’s get to the question. I first associated myself with “The Ring of Troth”, which was founded in 1987 by former Asatru Free Assembly members Edred Thorsson (Stephen E. Flowers) and James Chisholm. I had a subscription to their quarterly journal called ‘Idunna’ and had a book titled “A Book of Troth”. Though “A Book of Troth” was not the only publication of its’ kind, what made it different was its’ content.

It was like a “bible” of sorts for followers of the Nordic gods. It is one of those “must have” books for Germanic Pagans. After cutting my teeth with “The Troth”, I began to feed on all things Asatru and then eventually ventured over to the Anglo-Saxon Heathenry table. By the time I found my way to Anglo-Saxon Heathenry, I had an extensive library, which included journals and other publications.

I joined the Theodish Rice, which was a very conservative and “down to earth” group that prided itself on keeping things as authentic as possible. I found it to be the most organic and authentic Heathen organization out there. I had become well versed in Heathen cosmology and in reading Runes. The Occultist inside of me was drawn to the more supernatural side of the “faith”.

Galdr and Siedhr were the two practices that dealt with contact with the “other-side” and magic. Without getting into great detail, galdorcraeft and seidhring is witchcraft, which dealt specifically with singing or shouting the runes and invoking the gods or spirits. I was a dedicated due paying member of the Theodish Rice for quite some time and remained so until my experience with the true God.

Q: How serious were you with your Pagan beliefs?

A: I was very serious. I prayed to the gods. I talked to them and truly desired their guidance. I studied and researched “the way of the gods” constantly. I corresponded with Heathen scholars and researchers all the time. I was not a dabbler. It was not a passing phase or some recreation. The amount of documentation, i.e., books, letters, essays, thesis’, booklets, pamphlets, etc. I had was extensive.

My intention was to grow in the “faith”; to be known as an apologist and well-respected member of a Kindred. In fact, I had just joined another organization (Thaet Angelseaxisce Ealdriht) and had plans on visiting with an active Kindred in New Orleans, Louisiana right before my experience with the true God. I would read the Norse myths to my sons at bedtime and talk to them about the gods and goddesses. I could answer their questions normally without hesitation. Their young minds were open and curious. They began to believe in what “daddy” believed in.

Looking back on it, I am so thankful that YHWH intervened when HE did. Of course, after my encounter with the true God, I had a lot of explaining to do. I was also able to articulate and rationalize very well with people. I could attack their beliefs and traditions in such a way to where they were oblivious to it. There are a lot of things I know about Christianity’s traditions that are very Pagan. If need be, I can elaborate on that a bit later, but for now it’s not necessary. So, anyway, yes, I was very serious about Heathenism.

Q: How did you feel about Christians in general before your “change of heart”? Did you have any Christian friends or family members that you had interaction with?

A: I had no intention of changing or becoming anything remotely similar to a Christian. When I say that I hated Christianity or anything Abrahamic, I mean it. It was vile to me. The thought of a believer in my home was appalling to me. If I encountered a believer in the true God, I would either argue with them or ridicule them. I had no love for believers in the true God.

Let me give you an example of an event prior to my coming to the truth. My step-father was a man of the world. He cursed, drank heavily, smoked heavily, and viewed pornography. I accepted his way of life. I had seen nothing wrong with it. If he wanted to drink himself to death or smoke till his lungs exploded, I was fine with his choices. Well, one day I receive a call from him. He sounded different and was excited about something. He began to tell me about Jesus! To hear him even mention the name of Jesus was like jamming rods of hot iron in my ears. I immediately interrupted him and began to ask him what the heck he was talking about. He again tried to tell me about Jesus and how he was saved. I was floored. I wanted so badly to hang up on him. I told him that I did not care and that if he found something that made him happy then good for him, but leave me alone about it.

He tried to tell me that it isn’t about being happy, it’s about being saved. Again, I interrupted him and told him that I had my path. I told him that I was very happy and secure in my “faith”. I told him to not try to convince me otherwise. He seemed sad at my response and simply said that he “would pray for me”. I said “do what you want to do”. He gave the phone to my mom and I gave her a warning. In a nutshell, I said, “DO NOT come to my house and utter the name of Jesus (I hated to even say it), because if you do you are not welcome in my home. I have my path. I am leading and teaching my children that path. We are happy and secure in our way of life. I will not tolerate any talk of or mention of anything biblical in my household”.

I made it quite clear how I felt about it. She couldn’t get any words in. She chose right by letting me speak, because I would have hung up on my mother with no second thought. I hated Christians and anything to do with them. If I heard of Christians being persecuted or of anyone in the Abrahamic religions being harmed, I rejoiced in it. Such a vile spirit I had towards them. So, it would seem obvious that I did not have any Christian friends. If I did, they never brought it up. If they would have, I would have shut them down immediately. Any interaction I had with them was normally limited to debate, ridicule, and criticism. That’s about it.

Q: Did you ever sit and read the Bible?

A: The only reason I would ever crack the pages of a Bible were to search for contradictions or anything I perceived as foolish to use against weak Christians. I spent a good amount of time researching contradictions and so-called mistakes to attack believers with. And let me tell you, there are a lot of people out there that do that. There are web pages dedicated to only that. They really believe in their research and truly feel that they have proven that the bible is nothing more than myth and legend. I did have a bible. It was given to me by my mother-in-law. I did not want to take it, but I couldn’t find it in my heart to hurt her feelings. I hated to even touch it. However, I believed that I could use it for darker purposes. I put that bible through some misery. I had thrown it, stepped on it, put it in the garbage, had plans to burn it, and destroy it. It managed to endure my abuse and never found its’ way in the dumpster permanently. It eventually found itself put away in the bottom of a box of junk and stored in a work shed for years. Looking back, I never really read it. I only abused it. What I knew of so-called scripture contradictions came from other researchers. They were like me. So, I accepted their research.

Q: What happened that made the other gods not so true? Surely something serious had to have happened in order for such a change to occur.

A: First of all, I was very comfortable in what I believed. There was nothing going on in my life that would cause me to question the gods or doubt their existence. I was not struggling. My family life was great. I had a great job, a nice little house, a truck that was paid for. My situation was not like so many other situations you hear about. Many come to Messiah out of desperation and hardship. They tend to find Him in their darkest moments. Many hit rock bottom and have no other option but to look up and when they do, there He is. Again, it was not that way for me.

Apparently, He had something else planned for me. Perhaps He has a different way of approaching pagans and those in the occult. I honestly do not know. I attributed the comforts in my life to the blessings bestowed upon me from the gods. I felt that they were pleased with my devotion to them. I honored them during the year through the practice of blot (pronounced bloat) and symbel (pronounced sumble). I believed in their blessings. Besides my personal issues with Christianity and other Abrahamic religions, I kept to the “Noble Virtues” of Heathenry. Unlike many of the neopagan groups, such as Wiccans, Anglo-Saxon Heathens are quite conservative.

So, dancing naked around a fire during a full moon in the “witching” hour was not an accepted practice among the Kindreds. Though we didn’t mind observing such acts. So, as you can see once again, I was serious about it and I felt very comfortable with my “faith”.

Then something strange began to happen; something that made me very uncomfortable and unhappy. Though I continued to worship and praise the gods, it seemed that they became very silent. It’s hard to explain. For close to 15 years I consulted them, talked with them, prayed to them, and I felt deep within that they heard me. There were many times when I felt their presence. However, in the months of July and August 2003 a “stirring up” began to happen deep inside that disturbed me.

Questions began to pop into my mind that made me feel very uncomfortable. I began to question the very things that I held to be true; the gods, the supernatural, etc. Please understand that these thoughts were not welcome. I tried to fight them tooth and nail. I did not understand what was going on. I attempted to consult the gods, but they seemed to not “be” anymore.

I read through my literature, thinking that perhaps others have experienced this disturbance, but I found nothing that would ease my mind. I could not turn off the thoughts of doubt. I even thought at one moment that nothing was true; that everything was fake and figments of our imagination. I would come against those moments of doubt with frustration and anger. I would literally shake my head as if to release these “crazy” thoughts from my mind and cry out to the gods. “Perhaps this was a game being played at my expense by spirits under the instruction of Loki”, I thought.

All are welcome!

It was strange. Around the time that this was taking place, my step-father had been saved and my father-in-law began to go to church. Of course, I thought that they were fools. Why would they suddenly do such things? How could they be so weak minded? I knew it was only a matter of time before the God of the Bible was brought up and I was asked to go to the one place I swore I would rather desecrate than step one foot in…church. And it happened as I thought it would. Against everything that was in me, I accepted an invite from my father-in-law to go to a supper at his church.

I hated the thought of mingling with such lemmings and deceived people. I could not stand the thought of sitting in a place where the lies of the Bible were read. I truly believed that the gods would protect me from such foolishness. Well, hand and hand with my wife, I reluctantly walked into this house of worship. I mumbled under my breath the whole time, asking the gods to shield my mind from the lies. They were silent.

I felt very uncomfortable. I felt agitated and irritated, but out of respect for my family, I smiled and shook hands with people. I sat on this hardwood pew closest to the isle, thinking that I would make up a lie and leave during the service. The service was a very uncomfortable thing for me to endure. I felt something stir within me. There was a battle taking place that I was unfamiliar with. I hated what was going on. I kept thinking to myself, “how long am I going to endure this”?

Finally, the sermon was over. The pastor invited people to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. I couldn’t get out of there fast enough! I came for the food not the sermon. While eating, this guest evangelist sat across from me. He looked at me intently and asked, “So, where do you go to church”? I answered sharply, “I don’t”. He must have seen something in my eyes, because he sat back in his chair with this look of surprise and didn’t say a word.

We stared at each other intently and he broke eye contact and turned away from me. He did not say another word to me and I was pleased by that. I could not get home fast enough. As time went on, the thoughts were getting worse. All kinds of questions were crowding my mind; Are you sure the gods are real, is life what you think it is, have you been deceived, why do Christians believe in what they believe in, what makes believers in the Bible so sure, why do they act the way they act and talk the way they talk, what is truth, is there truth, etc.

My mind was scrambled! Curiosity began to knock loudly on my door. Against all that was in me, I scanned through some Christian television stations one night and just didn’t get it. With every word they would say, I would mock them. I would make fun of the things they would say and call them fools. I did not receive anything from it. It sounded like gibberish and foolishness to me. Truth was looking more like a lie to me. I thought, “If the gods have gone silent and are no longer real to me, then nothing is true. Surely the truth does not exist”.

Q: Did you abandon everything you believed in? Obviously, that was not the end of it all, considering you have mentioned several times during this interview that you had an “encounter” with the true God?

A: Oh no. That wasn’t it. Not even close. I began to ignore the thoughts that were causing me to question everything I believed in. I continued to pray to the gods, though they were silent. I still remained active in pursuing a local Kindred to join so that I could fellowship with them. In fact, that’s what I believed would solve the issue of these crazy thoughts and feelings of mine. I believed I had it back under control again.

I had joined Thaet Angelseaxisce Ealdriht and was pretty excited about interacting with them. I planned on reading through a book “The Way of the Heathen” for the second time, because I believed that would help me get back on track. Did I still have a stirring inside of me? Yes, I did, but I fought against those thoughts of doubt with all my might. I waged war against the slightest thoughts that the Bible could have some truth in it.

I fought against the curiosity I had developed for believers in the Word of God. And while I was attempting to reconnect with the gods and fellowship with others of like mind, an unexpected image was at the forefront of my mind. That old beat up and abused Bible that my mother-in-law had given to me years ago came to my remembrance. I kept seeing it in my mind’s eye. I could not get it out of my head. The image of it would not go away. How many times had I tried to throw it in the garbage? Many times! Every time I would angrily throw it in the trash, I would return later to rescue it from destruction. I could not shake its hold on my mind.

On one of the days where it plagued my thoughts, I had enough. I frantically and angrily searched high and low for it in my cluttered work shed. I was throwing things all over the place; turning boxes upside down, emptying out containers, all in an effort to find this most despised book. Finally, after hours and covered in sweat, I found it. I reached down hesitantly to pick it up. It was beaten down, ragged and abused. Thoughts of the many times I had thrown it, stepped on it, and cursed it flooded my mind.

I asked myself a question at that moment. “Why do I hate this thing so much”? And then the unexpected question arose, “Could the truth be in there”?

You have no idea how hard it was to ask that question.

I dusted it off and brought it in the house to read. I remember being alone in my room and staring at it. A battle was taking place that I can’t explain. I would reach out to touch it and then I would pull my hand back and ridicule myself. “You idiot”! “What are you doing”? “How dare I even consider this book of lies”? These are the things I would say to myself. I then asked myself again, “Could the truth possibly be there”?

I sat down in front of it and opened its pages. You are probably waiting for me to say that the heavens opened up and a choir of angelic beings began to sing the most beautiful songs. Nope. Nothing happened. It was just me and this book. I turned to the book of Revelation, because I had heard about it. I began to read it and immediately felt frustrated. I could not comprehend a single word. It was absolute gibberish to my eyes.

It was as if the words were scrambled and I was trying to figure out what words I could make out. Well then, that was it. My mind was made up. There was no truth to be found in this book. I cursed myself for even attempting to find it in its pages. Such a fool I was. Such a weak Heathen I was. How dare I entertain the thought that the gods were not the whole truth and nothing but the truth. That everything I have believed in was a lie?

It was settled then! I slammed the book closed and pushed it violently off the desk and onto the floor. I was sure of myself at that moment. I knew what needed to be done. I needed to cast off these vile thoughts and what better way to do that but with a cleansing shower and a goodnight sleep? That was my answer to the issues.

Q: Was it?

A: Actually yes! The most amazing thing happened to me. Though it was not what I had intended. After I had gotten fed up with it all; pushed the bible onto the floor, cleared my mind of biblical thoughts, and hoped for a refreshing sleep, I could never have anticipated what would happen next. What I am about to tell you changed my life and flipped my world upside down.

As soon as I laid my head on the pillow, took a deep breath and closed my eyes, I found myself in the most unusual circumstance. I opened my eyes to absolute darkness. Something wasn’t right. It didn’t feel “normal” or “natural”. I could not see anything around me, though I felt “something” around me. It’s kind of hard to explain.

Suddenly my eyes caught the glimpse of a tiny dot of light. I suppose the best way I can explain it, is imagine yourself in a railroad tunnel. Way down the track you are able to see the train coming. At first its’ light is a small dot. Then as it approaches the light gets larger and brighter.

This “tunnel” that I was standing in was not earthly. I was very confused and felt lost. I could sense that there were presences around me, but I could not see them. However, I didn’t know what to do. I began to focus on this light way down in front of me. I took a step forward, but was very hesitant to move any further. This was as real as you and I sitting in front of one another. There was nothing odd or strange (like dreams normally are) about what was going on, except for the fact I was not in my bed and not in a normal place.

I was very aware and confused. Then, as I began to focus my attention on the light “at the end of the tunnel”, I felt a voice resonate through my body. Talk about hard to explain. It wasn’t an audible voice, but I could hear the voice from within as if it was on the outside and inside of my body. I have never experienced that before. It startled me yet comforted me at the same time.

The voice said, “Come forward”. At first, I did not move, because I was so confused. However, the voice spoke again, “Edwin…Come Forward”. Speaking my name this time, I began to move closer to the light. At this time, I began to feel the presences around me again, as if they too were urging me forward. The closer I got to the light the brighter it became. I began to see something bright and white as snow.

It was a pedestal of some kind and it had something on it. Again, the voice urged me forward, “Edwin…Come Forward and See”. I wanted to ask questions, but I could not speak. In fact, I felt as if I were not even breathing. I thought only thoughts of confusion and wonder. I listened to the voice. I felt nervous. I finally made it to this “pedestal” and noticed a large closed book sitting on it. Suddenly a shape appeared from behind this book.

The shape was that of a man. He was so bright and of the purest white light. It was blinding yet did not cause pain or discomfort to my eyes. His face was hidden by the brightness of this light. His garments were of the whitest and purest material that I have ever seen. It was unlike anything I could ever imagine. Words cannot truly explain the color, purity, and warmth of this light.

It was as if the light itself was alive and unlike anything on earth. He stood silent behind the book. I was hesitant to believe my eyes and still confused about what I was witnessing. Then I heard the voice again, “Look”. He placed his hands on either side of the book. His flesh was not like my flesh. It was beautiful. Almost glittery. It’s almost beyond expression.

He lifts his right hand and slowly reaches over the book and opens it. The voice urges me again, “Edwin, Look”. And as he flips through the pages one by one, I can see what looks like words. Yet as I focus a little more, I know them to be names. Page after page I see nothing but names. Faster and faster he moves through the pages and then suddenly stops on a blank page. I was confused. The voice speaks, “Edwin…look closer and see”. He lifts his right hand into the air and extends his pointer finger. It was slender and without blemish. Suddenly he points his finger at the blank page and then presses firmly against it. The voice speaks very firmly, “Look closer”.

I look and I see nothing, but suddenly the confusion left me. I had a clear mind. I became very aware of the presence before me. Somehow, I became aware of this book and that my name was not written in it. However, I did not understand what that meant. Upon that realization and the realization of the presence that was before me, I became aware of my condition. I knew, somehow, that I was in the presence of something so holy, so righteous, so pure, that every transgression, sin, and vile thing that was within me could not stand to be in His presence.

I felt every bit of my ungodliness. I felt the horror and wickedness of my sins. I swear to you that as I stood there I began to feel like I was shriveling down to the most worthless and vile thing. I could not bear to be in his presence. The lower I got the higher he became and then He spoke these final words, “Choose…Damnation…Salvation…Choose”.

I could no longer look upon him. I could not be in his presence. After he spoke these final words to me, the presences that I felt earlier were about me though I could not see them. They led me away from his presence and back into the darkness. And as the light suddenly went out, my eyes opened and I was in my bed. I had not moved a muscle.

“In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on men, while they slumber on their beds, then he opens the ears of men and terrifies them with warnings, that he may turn man aside from his deed and conceal pride from a man; he keeps back his soul from the pit, his life from perishing by the sword.” Job 33:15-18

Exactly how I laid, is how I woke up. I was in absolute awe as to what I had just experienced. I was in shock! I became excited yet confused. I didn’t know what to do in that moment. I remember telling myself, I am without excuse. I just had an encounter with something so real, that I could not deny it. This presence was not the presence of one of the gods. This was a presence like nothing I have ever been in the midst of. It was a HOLY presence; a pure and righteous presence. I know that to be the truth. What I tell you is absolutely true.

Q: During this encounter, did you know whose presence you were in?

A: No. All I had were questions. What was the book? Why could I not see His face? Why was He clothed in the purest of white garments? Why was His flesh not as my flesh? Who was He? Where was I in the vision? What were the other presences there with me and why could I not see them? I had so many questions. I was like a kid in a candy store. Yet, at this moment I still had not heeded his words that weighed heavy upon me; damnation…salvation…choose.

Jesus overcomes Satan

Q: What about the others in the family, did they notice something “strange” about you?

A: Without a doubt. The battles that were waging within me, the struggle with my “faith”, the frantic dig for my mother-in-law’s bible, I managed to keep all of that to myself. I didn’t share any of it with my wife or kids. To them, I was still the same old person. My wife had known me no other way. When we met I was a Pagan who also practiced the occult. She tolerated and eventually accepted my way of life.

However, after the encounter, I could not contain my excitement and curiosity in regards to this God that revealed Himself to me. I had to talk about it. My wife was confused and rightly so. She thought that I had flipped out or something. She did not understand what in the world was going on. I mean it was like I went on this year long spirit quest and came back a changed man.

Except this journey took place in one night. Actually, quite amazing.

I was running around in a frenzy, because I had a choice to make. Of course, I was going to choose salvation, but I had no idea what that meant or how to make the choice. My mind was made up though. Salvation was the only choice I was going to make. Damnation was not an option. I wanted to meet this God again and give my life to Him.

Q: How did you go about making your choice to be saved?

A: The decision to choose salvation had already been made. After my experience, all the occult and pagan stuff died to me. It was an easy thing to let go of. The encounter I had was that powerful. It affected me deeply. I was on a mission to learn as much as I could about my experience and the one responsible for it.

I called my Step-Father and told him what happened. He was amazed and rejoiced with me over the phone. He told me that I most definitely had an encounter with Jesus and that the book I had seen was the Book of Life. I told him about the white garments and everything. He was in agreement with everything I was telling him. He said that it’s all in the Word of God. I was beyond blown away.

I honestly do not remember the rest of the conversation, because I was eager to get into the Word and make discoveries. That night I spent hours watching Christian television (TBN and SkyAngel) and feeding on things I had yet to understand. Then, I came across The 700 club and started watching that. I found it very interesting. I remember watching it intently and listening to one of the personalities on the show.

He seemed very sincere and it was as if he was speaking to me directly. He asked if I wanted to know Jesus. I said, “yes”. He explained what it means to know Him and that Jesus loves me; that Jesus is the “Truth, the Way, and the Life”. I got on my knees in my living room in front of the television and confessed with my mouth and believed in my heart. I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior that night.

My life was immediately changed; altered forever. I had never felt such peace. It is beyond words. Truly a joy that cannot be contained. After this, I had a hunger inside of me that I had never felt before. I wanted to feed on everything and anything that had to do with the true God and His Messiah. I knew that I needed to be with other believers. I wanted to share my experience and ask tons of questions. I wanted everyone to know what the true God had done in my life.

I called all my friends and family. I told everyone the same story. Told them all about the experience and what He saved me from. Honestly, most everyone’s reply was, “well, that’s good for you Edwin. Glad you are happy”. My reply would be the same each time, “its’ not about that, it’s about Him and you need Him”. I desperately wanted them to know the God that I just gave my life to.

My pagan friends rejected what I had to say outright. The one that I had mentioned earlier in regards to channeling really took it hard. He was heartbroken and angry with me. He could not understand how someone who was so deep into Heathenism and opposed to the God of Abraham could change. He was convinced that I was brainwashed by the “bible belt”. It was a long time before he would speak with me again.

Believe me when I say I called everyone. If I couldn’t call you, I emailed you. I severed all ties with the Heathenry groups I loved. This was not a game to me. This was the sincerest spiritual situation I have ever been a part of and I was going after it head on. I had visited several different churches and spoke with many people, but it wasn’t until I walked into First Assembly of God in Leesville Louisiana that I felt at home.

I was given the opportunity to share my testimony with the congregation. I was baptized in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit in November of 2003. I was later baptized in the Holy Spirit and was on fire for my God! I quickly matured under the guidance and teaching of the Holy Spirit. My desire to know and learn was multiplied 10 times what it was when I was a Heathen. It was and is awesome to know the true God.

Q: Were the gods of Heathenism truly dead to you?

A: Absolutely! Once I became a Son of the highest, their power over me was severed.

Q: So, they went without a fight?

A: I am so glad you asked this question, because many believers believe that the gods are not real. Let me ensure you that they are real. They are not like the Creator God, not even close, but they do exist supernaturally. However, what Pagans are worshipping are fallen angels and demonic spirits. I know that now.

When I gave it all to the Heavenly Father and began to serve Him, I cleaned house. I got rid of all my satanic music, satanic clothing, pornography, alcohol, and whatever else I could find that He told me to dispose of. I did all this, because HE told me to do it. No man told me to do it. I didn’t learn about it in church or on TV. The Holy Spirit dictated to me what to do and I did it. I was determined to make my dwelling place a house that served only the true God.

However, that’s when things got interesting. By serving the false gods and practicing the Occult, I had opened a door to my home. I didn’t know how open that door was until AFTER I was saved. It’s quite a chilling thing to discover. Again, in my time of deep sleep, I had another vision. My eyes opened and I got out of bed. My wife asks, “where are you going”? I replied, “There is something I have to take care of”? I walk out of my back door and approach my work shed.

Before I make it to the shed, I see the one I am to confront. He is standing by the entrance to my work shed with a smile on his face and seemed drunk. He looked at me and said, “what’s going on buddy, why so serious”? I stood in front of him and said, “You have to go. You are no longer welcome here”. The smile instantly left his face and he became very serious.

He stepped close to me, rigid and angry, and said, “I am not going anywhere”. I did not hesitate. I grabbed him by his shoulders and pushed him towards my fence and he began to push back. I wrestled with him violently and finally got him in a headlock. I quickly rushed to the fence and managed to body slam him over the fence. It was a struggle. My heart was racing. Just as soon as he hit the ground, he jumped up and began to run to the front of my house. I sprinted into my house and made my way to the front door. I made some racket going through the house and my wife yells, “what’s going on”? I said, “stay in the bed and don’t get up, he is in the front yard”!

When I made it to the front door, he was turning the knob to force his way in and I struggled to shut it and lock it. He screams at me from the other side, “You can’t get rid of me Edwin, I belong here! I am not going anywhere”! I managed to get the door locked and then everything went silent. I stood there and listened. I heard nothing. I knew it wasn’t over. I looked through the glass to see where he was. He was standing at the end of my driveway.

He had changed.

When I confronted him in the back yard, he was wearing very casual clothes, i.e., jeans, t-shirt, and flannel shirt. He no longer looked like that now. He was like a black mass.

Standing at the end of my driveway I could see the look on his face. It was absolute evil and arrogance. Every time I would blink my eyes he would move closer and closer to the house. My heart was racing. I knew he was not going to stop trying to get into the house. And then it came to me.

As he began to beat on the door and say vile things, I said, “You will not get into this house! You have no power over me”! I ran to the kitchen and for some reason picked up my phone as if I were going to call 911.

I closed my eyes and said the name of “Jesus”. Instantly I opened my eyes to find myself in bed and still. Again, the way I laid down was the way I woke up. Not a muscle moved. I knew what had taken place. I knew the battle that I had fought.

There was a noticeable sense of peace. Something was different. I went out to the work shed and it was ok. Nothing was out of place and I felt good. I opened the front door and stared intently around the front yard. I could still see him in my mind, but I knew that he was gone.

I was not familiar with spiritual warfare at this point, but I quickly understood the power and authority of the believer in the name of Jesus Christ.

Q: Speaking of spiritual warfare. Did you have any more encounters after that?

A: Yes. It was about a year after my conversion and I needed to go see my father in Kentucky, which is where I am from originally. The last time I had visited with him, I was my old self. However, this time I was a new creature in Christ and I was a different person. I still had the positive parts of my personality and character, but I was filled with the Holy Spirit.

I knew in my spirit what I was going to come in contact with. I knew the house was full of darkness. There was so much in this house for demons to feed from, i.e., negativity, immorality, and bad memories. There was also good in this house, but believe me when I say that it was not the dominating energy there. Of course, I was oblivious to it when I lived there. Everyone was oblivious to it. The Spirit of God was never welcome in that house.

However, a Son of the most high was coming to visit and I was not going to tolerate their presence. I armored up before arriving. I was not messing around. When I arrived at the household, I let my dad go in before me. I said, “give me a moment dad”. He could see that I was a different man. He was actually quite happy about it, but thought that I was like all the others he had known who claimed to believe. My father is very critical and if he sees hypocrisy, he calls it out. I was not concerned about that one bit. Before I could relax, I had to make my presence known.

Before I stepped into the house and crossed over the threshold, I began to pray, “Heavenly Father, in the name of your most beloved Son, my Master. I give you praise, honor, and glory this day. Father, I know you know about this house and all the things that are in it. Help me, Father, to walk in your authority and power. May no harm come to any who dwell here. In Jesus name, Amen”.

I then began to speak with boldness, “I carry the Spirit of God within me. I am the temple of the Holy Spirit. I serve the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. Where I go He goes! You cannot be in His presence. You have no power or authority here while I am here. I rebuke you and command you to flee, In Jesus name”! That was the first time I had actually done it this way. I knew I was probably stirring up a hornet’s nest, but I believed in the authority that I had as a believer and worker in the Kingdom of God

. I visited for a bit and made my way back to my old room where I used to spend many hours. As soon as I crossed the threshold into my room, the door behind me slams. I heard this faint, but very clear “growl”. I am not going to lie, it startled me, but I immediately rebuked whatever it was and stood on my authority. I opened the door and said, “I want the door open and it will stay open”.

As the day went on, nothing more happened. I felt nothing odd in the house; nothing that would indicate a presence of any kind. It wasn’t until I rested that the next encounter occurred. My mind could not have been clearer. I closed my eyes and went to sleep. Then I began to feel that something was not right. I was struggling to breath and I quickly opened my eyes.

I was staring into the eyes of a presence that was hostile. It was straddled over me and felt heavy upon me. I was under attack and I could not move a muscle. It was reddish-brown in color with yellow eyes. This was really happening! It had its hands around my throat and I couldn’t fight back. I was being choked and couldn’t breathe. And though it was a struggle to do so, I managed to whisper “Jesus” and its grasp released enough in order for me to speak.

This includes the knee & tongue of every demon, on Judgment Day! No wonder they hate this verse

I said, “I rebuke you in the name of Jesus, you have no power or authority here”! It immediately released its grip and backed away to the end of the bed. It stood and looked at me with surprise vibrating strangely. I sat up on the bed and made eye contact with it. Again, I proclaimed, “In the name of Jesus, I rebuke you! You have no authority here”! It began to break up and dissipated like grains of sand into nothing. That was the final encounter at my father’s house.

The God of the Bible is real. The Heavenly Fathers Messiah is real. He is alive! Without His intervention in my life, I would no doubt still be a servant of darkness and thoroughly deceived. I believed that I was on the right path. My history with the occult and Paganism dealt with supernaturalism.

So, YHWH knew that I had to have a supernatural experience. Sending a preacher to my home was not going to work. Interacting with an evangelist was not going to work. However, prayer works. My step-father was praying for me. My father-in-law was praying for me. I later ran into a guy that had converted way before I did and he told me that he had prayed for me. I hadn’t talked to that guy in many years. When he chose the true God, we went our separate ways.

Prayer is the one thing I believe caused the turmoil within me. God was answering prayers and He had sent a spirit to shake me up. I still fought it. I was holding onto the old ways and nothing was going to change that. So, I thought. Thank God He revealed Himself to me. It’s an amazing thing.

My walk with Him has been an amazing journey. He has revealed things to me that has challenged me and shook me up. When I would become arrogant, He would humble me. When I would become complacent, He would shake things up. When I would stand on what seems right to me, He would pull it out from under my feet.

I am thankful for every bit of it. I am thankful for His discipline and chastisement, but most importantly I am thankful for His mercy and grace. He continues to reveal truths to me. He continues to challenge me. Praise God Almighty!

No one is like Him. He truly is the God of all creation. He no doubt is the King of kings and the Lord of lords. Thank you for reading.

Edwin McKinney.

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Trapped Earthbound Spirits and Ghosts by Exorcist Mark Hunnemann.

Exorcist  Mark Hunnemann, author of Seeing Ghosts through God’s Eyes wrote this article on Earthbound Spirits and Ghosts on the blog EYE ON THE PARANORMAL. See link. It takes humility and integrity to scrutinize one’s deeply held beliefs

‘Mark has been an outstanding returning guest on my radio show and I highly recommend his articles!’ Laura Maxwell.

Mark Hunnemann, Expert on Ghosts.

 

Can  Premature/Violent Death, etc Cause a Person to Get Trapped?
By Reverend Mark Hunnemann.

 

It just so happens that as I am finishing this article, tragedy struck our apartment complex. Cops and CSI units have descended upon our little village. A young woman in her 30’s, with children (though taken away by the courts), was apparently dead for a week in her bathtub…the stench was so horrible it posed a biohazard. I’m speculating, but given her serious drug/heroin use, it may have been an OD…maybe a suicide, I don’t know. I just looked outside and her obviously bloated body is wrapped up on a gurney. So sad. From a human perspective, her death is marked by all the things I am discussing in this blog: unfinished business, premature death, highly emotional death…..and perhaps violence. So, I’m reminded in a visceral way that this issue is one that affects us all, in some fashion. Troublesome deaths happen all the time. My point is that this discussion is far from being merely academic. My heart aches for a woman I knew, who died a tragic death.

There is a monolithic consensus in the paranormal community (which is bleeding over into culture in general) that certain kinds of death may lead to entrapment here on earth. These alleged ‘death criteria”, as I refer to them, include: dying with unfinished business, a premature death, a highly emotionally charged death, a violent death, and a fear of hell.

The last of these, the fear of hell, I have written about recently. We saw that nobody has the free will/ability after death to avoid the unavoidable summons to stand before the Judge of heaven and earth, immediately upon death. These kinds of death are assumed by the paranormal community to render one susceptible to becoming an earthbound spirit. However, I would like to humbly but firmly challenge this notion.

Trapped Ghost?

These criteria are repeated so often that they have almost become like a mantra. And when a group repeats a belief often enough it becomes so ensconced that it acquires a non-negotiable presuppositional status—a habit of the heart, which is not open to scrutiny. However, merely repeating over and over that certain kinds of death can cause entrapment, does not make it so…and neither does it explain HOW these kinds of death trap people. Stating a belief, does not explain that belief. And thus far, nobody has adequately explained the mechanism behind the ‘death criteria’….or how it squares with the bible.

In addition, the soul, death (including the consequences of how one dies), and the after-life are manifestly theological issues. Science can’t explain any of these three phenomena. Hence, the notion of the ‘death criteria’, since they touch on all these theological issues, requires a theological analysis. However, I have seen little theological reflection on HOW/WHY certain kinds of death would cause a person to be trapped here. Just speculation.

Nowhere, I repeat, NOWHERE, in the bible are we told that certain kinds of death might cause people to become earthbound.

In the book of Acts (or any historical book of God’s Word), we don’t see any examples of it either. Since the bible clearly speaks of spiritual warfare, as well as heaven and hell, then it SHOULD explain to us the reality of earthbound spirits due to how they died…if it was true.

But it says nothing. The silence is deafening.

At the outset, let me give a very brief theology of death as presented in the bible. “Mot” is the Hebrew word for death, and we find it first used in Genesis 2. Adam and Eve were originally designed by God to not die. They were designed, body and soul, to live forever in Eden, IF they passed the test. But they failed miserably.

And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, “You may surely eat of every tree of the garden, 17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.” (Genesis 2:16-17, emphasis added)

Sadly, the couple made a beeline for the forbidden tree. However, instead of killing them instantly like God had threatened, and as they deserved, He graciously expanded their life spans by hundreds of years. Spiritually they died instantly, but physical death was also a consequence of the Fall. Death is not normal, as many assume. Rather, it is a monstrous abnormality introduced by the historical Fall of Adam and Eve. And as we’ll see more later, the violent ripping asunder of the soul from the body at death, was not God’s original intention.

As we approach the notion of the “death criteria” we need to be reminded of the biblical view of death…at least how it began. Since we have all sinned (Romans 3:23; 6:23), and the wages of sin is death, then we are all “bene mawet” (sons of death). The bible says that we all must die due to our having sinned. (Enoch and Elijah only exceptions)

Even though forgiven in Christ, we still must die because of having sinned—in Adam and in our own lives. Most significantly is that the Living God is the Lord of death. The Lord of Life is also the Lord of Death…He is the All-powerful Lord over all things. God created death, and He is Lord over its process over every living soul—which He owns as well (Ezekiel 18:4)

Specifically, for our purposes, it is important that we see from the outset, that death was created by God as a consequence/punishment for sin, and He is utterly sovereign over human death….and He owns our souls. And any notion that detracts from this crucial fact must be jettisoned because it diminishes God’s ‘absolute sovereignty.

His unfolding drama of redemption includes victory over death; the death of death in the death of Christ. Until the Second Coming, God Himself is the One who separates our souls from our bodies at the moment of death. He owns us, body and soul, and back to Him we go after death….for judgment.

If you are a Christian, then I assume that you accept the full authority of the Bible over every area of our life. Please read Psalm 139 slowly and carefully, and ask this question: is the God presented in this Psalm compatible with the notion of ghosts in general, and the death criteria in particular?

1.O LORD, You have searched me and known me!
2 You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar.
3 You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways.
4 Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O LORD, you know it altogether.
5 You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it.
7 Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence?
8 If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there!
9 If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
10 even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night,”
12 even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is bright as the day, for darkness is as light with you.
13 For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!
18 If I would count them, they are more than the sand. I awake, and I am still with you.
19 Oh that you would slay the wicked, O God! O men of blood, depart from me!
20 They speak against you with malicious intent; your enemies take your name in vain!
21 Do I not hate those who hate you, O LORD? And do I not loathe those who rise up against you?
22 I hate them with complete hatred; I count them my enemies.
23 Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts!
24 And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!

Please search us God, and show us any harmful beliefs.

Four great truths about God are revealed in the context of personal experience, in this magnificent psalm. The Bible is never speculative, and it never considers a truth “known” until it controls the life of the learner.

God is omniscient/all-knowing (v. 1-6), omnipresent/everywhere (7-12), sovereign/all-powerful(13-16), and holy (17-24) The psalmist delights in the security (both in life and in death) that these traits of God ensure, and he happily recognizes the permanence of Divine companionship (v.16…whole psalm)

Security in God amidst all circumstances is the main theme of this psalm.

At all times, in all places, and in all circumstances, God is in control and the psalmist is joyfully safe. This all-encompassing security includes God’s pre-planning of all his/our days and deaths…. (v.16)…which has obvious implications for our topic. And v 8 where God’s loving presence follows us when we die (sheol).

We shall return to this great psalm, but please note that the psalmist never considers the option of divine abandonment, which the notion of ghosts and the death criteria necessarily implies. Indeed, as we’ll see, all the alleged death criteria are contradictory to the central theme of this wonderful psalm.

All the laws of nature, which are God’s Laws, reveal something of His nature—wisdom, power, glory, etc. Likewise, any laws in the supernatural realm are equally God’s Laws, and should reveal something of His glorious nature. However, what do these death criteria “laws” reveal about God? Nothing good—they trivialize or deny all the attributes of God mentioned in this psalm….especially His absolute holiness and sovereignty.

It seems to me that the psalmist would have been aghast at the notion that certain kinds of death would have left him stranded here on earth, until they either ‘found the light’ or accomplished their unfinished mission, That idea bespeaks more of a deistic god, who winds up the world and let it/us run our course, on our own. God forbid!

Back to the notion of unfinished business as being the cause of some people becoming trapped here. Let me ask this question: who does NOT die without some amount of unfinished business? The obvious answer is: nobody. Having experienced the death of both my parents, four siblings, and my 9 month old still born granddaughter, I know that all of them, to varying degrees, died with unfinished business.

When I was 16, my brother died in a tragic accident at age 20, and I went through a ‘door’ which I wish I had never experienced…the devastation of losing a loved one at a young age. And without going into detail, some of their unfinished business was pretty significant. ALL of us will die with unfinished business.

The same holds true for every person who has ever lived, except for Jesus Christ, who accomplished every jot and tittle of His Father’s will for His perfect life. Unless you, or a loved one, lived a perfect life, then you can be sure they died (or will die) with some amount of unfinished business. That raises several questions.

How can you then have peace that they are with God, if they died with unfinished business? If you are consistent, then you can’t, because there will always be the nagging doubt that they got trapped due to unfinished business.

Someone may reply: “Well, that may be so, but some people die with a lot of serious unfinished business.” True enough, but who/what decides when the ‘line’ is crossed and the unfinished business becomes serious enough to entrap them? The bible certainly doesn’t enlighten us. In fact, from Genesis to Revelation, we are never warned (as we are repeatedly about spiritual warfare here, and heaven and hell in hereafter) that we need to be prepared to possibly get stuck if we die in a certain way.

If that were the case, would not God have warned us? That oversight would call into question the sufficiency of Scripture, and the Greatest Communicator would then be (and I say this reverently) a lousy communicator regarding what happens after death. The very thought is detestable and painful to write.

My point is that there is no mechanism in these death criteria. Who decides when the line has been crossed, and causes the soul (which belongs to God) to not cross over? What quantity or quality of unfinished business can derail a person from making a beeline to God’s Throne room after death?

I can assure you that it is not God…not the Living God, as revealed in this psalm.The reasons I have heard paranormal investigators confidently assert why this/that person died with unfinished business, and thus was trapped, (like tension in the family or ‘premature death’), could easily be applied to many of all the people who have died since the dawn of time.

I’m 61 years old, and if I were to die today, then I can confidently assure you that I would die with significant unresolved issues. We all have skeletons in our closets. This notion of unfinished business is so ill-defined, and so subjective and capricious, that we could never have a certain hope that anybody we loved has gone to heaven. And in that sense, it is unintentionally cruel.

Repeatedly, Jesus warns us to be prepared to die, because once we die, we immediately face judgment (Hebrews 9:27) Nowhere in the bible does it ever say, or imply that unfinished business, may cause one to avert this summons before the Judge of heaven and earth. We have one chance at this thing called living, and then we pass into eternity, and no amount of unfinished business can separate us from either the love of God, or His infinite wrath—depending on our relationship to Christ.

I repeat: nobody dies with no unfinished business, and it becomes a hopelessly subjective task for the paranormal investigator to determine when the line has been crossed. Assuming that a ‘haunting’ or an entity, which is allegedly connected with a person who died with unfinished business, is circular reasoning. Nobody has yet to show how/why unfinished business can cause a soul to get trapped. Just saying it doesn’t make it so!

If we followed the logic of this criterion to its logical conclusion, then EVERYONE who dies is susceptible to becoming trapped…and this destroys the certain hope which God gives to believers in Christ. Worse, it smears dung into the infinitely precious blood of the Lamb, whose death assured our salvation from A-Z…justification, sanctification, and glorification. (Psalm 23, John 10, Romans 8)

Psalm 139:16 is comforting because all the attributes of God mentioned earlier ensure that the Creator’s work covers all of our life, including our deaths. The omnipresent, omniscient, all-powerful, and holy Creator holds our souls in His tender hands throughout every second of our lives and deaths. Our lives and our deaths are under His absolute sovereign control….meaning He has decreed every second of our lives and deaths…including how much unfinished business one dies with. How could unfinished business then take Him by surprise?

In fact, this verse clearly implies that, in the ultimate sense, there is no such thing as unfinished business when it comes to our deaths. That does not mean that there isn’t unfinished business on a human level, but God has sovereignly taken that all that into consideration as to when He calls us home, or to hell.(see Ephesians 1:11) 11 “In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will,”

This verse is both astonishing and pivotal because it implies that every molecule, and every event (no matter how evil or tragic), is under God’s sovereign control. If God is not sovereign, then He is not God. In a sense, God has decreed everything that happens. Every event, including our deaths, has been decreed by God, and He is absolutely sovereign over the moment of our deaths, and all that it entails (means, motive, and timing).

It is my belief that the reason the notion of ghosts has exploded, even among Christians, is primarily due to a deficient view of God’s attributes as outlined in Psalm 139….especially His holiness and absolute sovereignty. Eph. 1:11 is clear that EVERYTHING is decreed by God. Our God is too small.

Listen to Romans 8:38-39…

38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers,
39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Did you get that?!

After reading verses 38-39 in which our union with Christ entails that nothing in all creation (that would entail unfinished business), can keep us from God, in heaven? It even mentions ‘death’! Our union with Christ is like an indissoluble, unbreakable umbilical cord which stretches from our soul on earth to God’s heart in heaven. NOTHING can break that bond…certainly nothing as universal as unfinished business.

I spent so much time on this criterion because, in a sense, all the rest, fall under this criterion in some way.

For many in America, God is either deistic in nature, or God is equated with the Universe. Either view, seriously diminishes the omnipotent love of God that is absolutely sovereign over death. My calling is to summon God’s people to re-gain a view of God’s utter holiness, and to see the notion of ghosts through God’s eyes. In my book, I go into more detail regarding the alleged death criteria.

Let us now turn to premature death. I’ll be more concise here. First, Psalm 139:16 clearly implies that there is no such thing as a premature death in God’s eyes. 16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.

Please look at this verse carefully. God’s absolute control/sovereignty over the course of our lives/deaths, was decreed before we were even born, and extends to every second of our life, and subsequent death. “Every one of them..” emphasizes the particularity and specificity of God’s control over the full course of our lives—from conception to death, and everything in-between….and all the particulars of our deaths.

Yes, in our eyes, loved ones do die young…and I’ve experienced this anguish first hand. And I certainly don’t want to diminish the pain of losing a child or something similar. And God’s tender heart is touched by this anguish. We must remember that God’s is sovereign over a Fallen cosmos. However, in the ultimate sense, God tells us that He is in control of every second of our lives and ultimate death—whether young or old.

To the psalmist, that was very comforting and moved him to worship. So, in the ultimate sense, there are no premature deaths, in God’s eyes…and His perspective is what controls the after-life. So, the very criterion of premature death is incompatible with the bible’s clear teaching. Hence, we have no business speculating that a seeming premature death could lead to entrapment.

I ask again, who/what determines at what age that the line has been crossed to cause a person to be entrapped due dying too young? Is it 2 years old? 12 years? 22 years old? When?? I’m not being sarcastic. I’m simply pointing out the hopeless conundrum people put themselves in once they affirm that people can get stuck due to premature death.

Without meaning to, this criterion is exceedingly cruel. Taken to its logical conclusion, then all infant deaths should lead to entrapment. In fact, not a few people do believe in ghost babies…and many more believe in child spirits. How horrible!! And how anti-biblical, which implies that all children go to heaven, through Jesus.

And what of all the young men who have died in battle while serving in the US military? Millions have died in our nation’s multiple wars, and most who died were in their late teens or early twenties. Most of these KIA’s actually fit ALL the death criteria mentioned above (unfinished business, premature death, violent and emotional death, etc.). If one takes the death criteria to its logical conclusion, then almost all the millions of men who have given their lives to save ours, are shoe-ins for entrapment. What a terrible way to ‘honor’ them.

How many times have I heard that the men who died at Gettysburg or some other battle are at unrest and trapped, because they have unfinished business due to dying so violently and so young?. This notion makes me sick to my stomach…..literally.

How horrible….how absolutely cruel. If one cannot live with the logical extension of their beliefs, then there is something wrong with that belief. That is why I keep saying that the death criteria are unwittingly cruel, and are internally self-destructive—you can’t live with them in any manner that approximates consistency.

Often we hear that someone is stuck because they want to either seek revenge or get across some truth, due to how they died. However, see the below text which makes clear that a comforting truth is that GOD is the One who will take revenge. What kind of mcgod would allow us to stay here indefinitely after we die, and sinfully seek revenge, which so many alleged human spirits seem bent on? As an aside, most anecdotal evidence, as Ed Warren stated, indicates that most spirits seem to be “self-absorbed loners.”

The only entities that populate the spirit realm are angels and demons.

26 For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,
27 but a fearful expectation of judgment, and a fury of fire that will consume the adversaries.
28 Anyone who has set aside the law of Moses dies without mercy on the evidence of two or three witnesses.
29 How much worse punishment, do you think, will be deserved by the one who has spurned the Son of God, and has profaned the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has outraged the Spirit of grace?
30 For we know him who said,”Vengeance is mine; I will repay.” And again,”The Lord will judge his people.”
31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. (Hebrews 10:26-31, emphasis added)

We have lost the fear of God….that it is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of a God who is an all-consuming fire. Reading this text, we see that it is God who takes revenge…and do we think that the Living God would allow us to stay here and avenge ourselves?

The point being that either here, or at Judgment, God will repay those who have hated us. How many times have you heard that so and so stayed behind because he either wanted revenge or to get his story out? It is assumed that the person’s anger is so strong that we forget, that the Living God is a God of infinite wrath and anger. But will not the Last Judgment deal with both issues?

We have truly lost a biblical view of the mighty majesty and holiness of God Almighty. Do we really think that God will let people stay on earth and sinfully avenge themselves for decades or even centuries…as is claimed in many haunts?

Background checks are needed, but they must be done with extreme caution. Because death attracts demons, since they hate us, then it makes much more sense that the paranormal activity is demonic in nature. How people discern the alleged difference between a demonic infestation and a human haunt is fraught with peril and human subjectivity.

The bible never tells us that we are to discern whether a spirit is human or demonic. For example, 1 John 4:1ff is an either/or between teachers who are animated by the Holy Spirit or unclean spirits/demons. Human spirits are not in the picture. THAT is what discernment is needed for: whether the supernatural activity is from God or Satan. We are NEVER warned in the bible to look out for human spirits…never—including those who are allegedly here due to an abnormal death.

Can we die and continue to sin grievously for an indeterminate amount of time? The notion casts a long shadow over God’s awesome holiness .

What of emotional deaths? I ask again: what death is NOT emotional, to the one dying and/or the loved ones left behind? Yes, there are degrees of emotion connected with one’s death, but there are different kinds of emotion, as well as degree..And some do die without any loved ones to mourn them, but that is not the issue.

Once again, who/what decides when a death is emotional enough to cause entrapment?
We can deal with violent death quickly because all that I said above applies here. I have heard the most absurd theories advanced simply because a person was murdered or some other kind of violent death (like death by IED) Did not God say that our deaths were planned by Him? (Psalm 139:16) Did not God say that death could not, and would not, separate us from His love in Christ Jesus? Does not v 8 say that God’s perpetual companionship follows us to death (sheol)?

And if a person is an unbeliever, then they are a child of wrath, dead in sin—enslaved to sin, Satan and death….and sadly are hell-bound sinners. Upon death, God has an infinite hatred toward unbelievers who have scorned His Son. See the hatred in this psalm for God’s enemies. (Psalm 139:19-22)

Their umbilical cord to hell is as indissoluble as the believer’s umbilical cord is unbreakable by virtue of our union with Christ. Ephesians/Col. says that we are already in heaven reigning with Christ, in a provisional sense, so how could manner of death keep us from heaven when we already have ‘one foot in heaven’?

Also, according to the bible, ALL deaths are, in a sense, violent. As we saw, physical death is abnormal and is a result of the historical Fall of Adam and Eve. PHYSICAL DEATH IS THE VIOLENT DISRUPTION OF THE VIBRANT FLOW OF LIFE. Please read that again. As originally created, humans are a body/soul composite. So, there is something profoundly disturbing, violent, and unnatural about the ripping asunder of the soul from the body at the moment of death. But that is one of the consequences of sin. My point is that, again, all deaths are violent in a very real sense.

One could argue that God’s ripping asunder of soul from body, is at least as violent as any of the violent ‘means’ by which a person may die—like murder, suicide, ect. This is not to diminish the reality of a violent means of death, but to show that everyone’s death is exceedingly violent already. And God is the One who is the Lord over this ripping asunder process…and as Psalm 139 states, there is no place that we can escape God’s perpetual companionship…including a violent death.

Once again, (sigh), who/what decides when a death is violent enough to cause entrapment? There is no mechanism. The most violent death in history was the death of the Lord Jesus because the sinless God/man was crucified. He died so that death would be conquered…He took the sting out of it. However, the death criteria inadvertently put the sting back into death. That should raise huge red flags.

What disturbs me is that there is very little self-reflection in the paranormal community regarding their most basic tenets about how people get trapped. I get upset when I hear folks speak so confidently to a client that they don’t have to worry about the entity in their home because it is simply a trapped little child, or a benign adult….or residual energy (please see my 4 blog articles on this unscientific notion).

Why is it that the vast majority of deaths with significant unfinished business, very violent deaths, extremely emotional deaths, and premature deaths do not result in a haunting or evidence of earthbound spirits? If one cannot find a discernible pattern that applies to the majority of problem deaths, then there is something wrong with the hypothesis. If this small percentage were applied to a scientific hypothesis, then it would be rejected quickly. At the very least, the paranormal community should show some willingness to subject its basic tenets to serious scrutiny.

Demonic activity is the best and most comprehensive answer which explains all the data. There is a profound irrationality at the heart of evil, especially demonic activity, that would explain the non-ability to predict results from problem deaths.

No doubt every day, there are technological advances in the paranormal community—empowering them to do that which is condemned by God (communicating with the dead), BUT there is very little desire or attempts to examine the mechanism behind the alleged death criteria. That doesn’t make sense. Folks should be looking at this relentlessly.I hope and pray that at least one person will have the courage and integrity to think for yourself regarding the death criteria…and see if it really stands up to honest scrutiny.

17 When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. But he laid his right hand on me, saying, “Fear not, I am the first and the last,
18 and the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades. (Revelation 1:17-18, emphasis added)

In close, it seems that all the death criteria can be subsumed under the notion of unfinished business. Be that as it may, all of the death criteria are flatly contradictory to the bible. No mechanism has been suggested as to how certain people get stuck and not others. Worse, they belittle the awesome nature of the Living God, as expressed in Psalm 139. Worst of all, it dishonors the infinitely precious and efficacious blood of the Lamb which ensures that believers will go home immediately upon death..and unbelievers to hell, for spurning the blood of the Lamb.

One last comment: the soul and the after-life are manifestly theological issues, which do not lend themselves to scientific analysis. Theological concepts/issues need theological answers, or we’ll be spinning our wheels.

Heaven and earth and all that is in it was created by God and belongs to Him. (Col. 1:16)…and in Genesis 3 God created death. Death is owned and controlled by God, and every human death (manner, means, and timing) was decreed by God Almighty. Hence, the death criteria are a blatant negation of that fact.

Mark Hunnemann.

Laura’s comment: Under this post on Facebook, someone wrote, “People aren’t “trapped” because they don’t go anywhere in the first place.” Mark’s revealing reply was, “Annihilation? Then they are not “people”…but cosmic accidents.”

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About Exorcist Mark Hunnemann.

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Mark Hunnemann, author of  Seeing Ghosts Through Gods Eyes: A Worldview Analysis of Earthbound Spirits. was a guest on my radio show for 5 weeks running last year! To hear those fascinating episodes, please click here.

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♫ Laura’s Radio Guest: Exorcist Mark Hunnemann – EVP recordings, the Ghost Box and other devices.

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Collecting EVP recordings, using devices such as the Ghost Box, and the problems associated with opening spiritual doors, are becoming common place for the everyday person. No longer exclusive to Paranormal Investigators, people now even buy such tools as gifts for their children. The veneer of the more modern scientific methods seemingly sanctions and legitimizes an age old occult practise!

 

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I was delighted to interview returning guest, exorcist and author, Mark Hunnemann, on my radio show The Supenatural with Laura Maxwell, on Eternal Radio.

Mark wrote the following articles on EVP Recordings, the Ouija Board and so on. In my opinion he is a world expert on this topic and when he posts a new article, it’s truly worth reading it!

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Leaving the Watchtower, witchcraft, tarot & other false practices – Cynthia Hampton’s Story.

Ex Jehovah’s Witness, Cynthia Velasco Hampton shared her testimony on her blog:  Ex JWs Los Angeles. She now runs a support group for former Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Cynthia Hampton

Finding Jesus: Leaving the Watchtower and other False Practices Behind

Before my family joined the Watchtower Organization in around 1971-1972, my family was Roman Catholic. But we were not really good practicing Catholics. My family, especially my father’s side of the family was heavily involved in astrology beliefs and the occult. My father and my grandfather seemed to love the false prophecies of Edgar Cayce. We had books on meditation and visualization in our house.

Ouija Board or Spirit Board.

I read all these books. I used to go over to my aunt and uncle’s house and my cousin taught me how to use a Ouija board when I was 9 years old. I got my own spirit board and used a pendulum to talk to spirits. I got books on witchcraft and learned how to read Tarot cards. I was heavily into these practices by the time my mother began to study with Jehovah’s Witnesses.

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When I had heard about the apocalyptic teachings of Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Watchtower, I thought much of it sounded very much like what I had learned from Edgar Cayce’s writings. So prophecy was what interested me because it sounded so much like what I had already believed. There was only one problem: I really enjoyed my belief in astrology and occultic practices. The Watchtower does not allow their members to practice such things as they really rightfully say that these things are of satanic origin. I never gave up my desire to read my horoscope and my desire to practice visualization even though I was joining the Watchtower organization who forbids such practices.

I kept my spirit board for a time and my Tarot cards. Finally one day I had put them up in my closet and thought they would be alright up there. But one day the box with the pendulum and board “jumped” down off the shelf several times. There was no reason for them to fall out, we were in Arizona and there were no earthquakes happening. It scared me so much I took all if it out to the trash in the back and never saw it again. But we still had our Edgar Cayce books, the astrology books and all our other “New Age” books in the house. Nothing else ever “jumped” off the shelf that I saw. So I started to seriously study with Jehovah’s Witnesses after that.

The Watchtower presents a very distorted view of demons and the occult. So when I joined them, I was trained to think that demons were around every corner and were out to get me. We were taught a lot of superstition, like to be afraid of Smurf dolls and Cabbage Patch dolls because they were thought to have demons. We were told not to buy items at yard sales or second hand stores because demons might be attached to some object such as an article of clothing or an appliance. When my 2nd hand sewing machine was not working right, I was told it was “demonized.” I never knew what to think or what to believe about that while I was a JW. I was all mixed up with confusion. But thinking about it now, that is exactly what the enemy wants, is for us to be confused about who God is and what his will is for our lives.

Jehovah’s Witnesses outside the British Museum

After going to several assemblies and through heavy indoctrination, I decided the Watchtower was the truth. I was baptized in 1972.

We all believed that Armageddon was coming in 1975. Everyone was speculating as to when it might arrive. Some even speculated that it might be 1974 instead of 1975. I remember the District Overseer, named “Brother Sales” (I believe it was him, but not entirely sure), giving a talk at the International Assembly in Oakland in 1973. His actual words were, “When an alarm clock is ready to ring, just before it rings, there is a click and just a split second before the alarm actually rings. Well we are in that time period between the click and the actual ringing of the alarm clock.  That’s how much time we have left before Armageddon!” The crowd clapped and cheered. All everyone talked about was how little time we had left before Armageddon.

Charles Taze Russell

Because there was so little time left, many teenagers began to get married quite young. It is traditional and typical for a Jehovah’s Witness to marry young.  Since one is not allowed to date unless you intend to be married, anyone who dates is expected to get married. However, since Armageddon was so close, it just seemed like there was a frenzy of young teens getting married.  We had been told that we didn’t know whether there would be marriage in the new system. Since it wasn’t for sure that we might be able to get married in the new system, many decided that they would be married before Armageddon, rather than have to remain single for eternity.

When young hormones are raging, this thinking is dangerous. Many young people ended up in very unhappy marriages, including me. I married another young Jehovah’s Witness in 1974 at the age of 18.   It was the worst mistake of my life. This young man was physically abusive with me and got away with it.  He began to hit me exactly one week after we were married.  When I approached the elders with the fact that he beat me, their response was one of disinterest. They said there was no WT policy on this, and it wasn’t a “disfellowshipping offense.” It was to be considered a family problem and they could not get involved.

Well that family problem translated into a lot of physical and mental abuse. I always carried bruises all over my body and no one really knew and maybe they did not care. I was told to not to discuss this with anyone and to quit nagging.   Apparently they thought that I nagged my husband too much and that was the reason for the beatings.  He was eventually disfellowshipped in 1976 for smoking. So I began to think, is smoking a worse sin than beating up your wife?  I knew something was wrong with this picture. When he was disfellowshipped, I was pregnant with my son at the time.

In 1976, after my son was born, I decided I could no longer take the abuse, so I left my husband, moved out, and went back to live with my parents.  I subsequently divorced him after a year went by.  The elders told me that I wasn’t “scripturally divorced” and was not allowed to date.  I was only 21 at the time.

A year later, I enrolled in community college and decided I liked going to college – after all I hadn’t studied as well as I should have in high school. I saw no need since Armageddon “was just around the corner.” So there I was and I had no means to get a job, and I certainly didn’t want to be a cleaning woman or do janitorial work, (like many of the JWs did) as I am not cut out for that type of work and prefer working at a desk. I decided to put my brain to work and enroll in community college.  It was already 1977 and Armageddon still hadn’t arrived.

After a while, it began to seem to me that those in the Kingdom Hall were not as intellectual as I thought I was becoming. I was learning how to use critical thinking skills and believed in asking questions at a time when independent thinking was starting to be frowned upon.

I remember talking to an “elderette” (an elder’s wife) one day and telling her that I was taking a psychology class and that I was enjoying it. Her response to me was that I should quit school because I was studying doctrines of demons. I didn’t listen to her – I did my own thing.

By 1979, I had all but quit going to the meetings. I think I went to one day of the district convention that year in Tucson, and I did not go out in field service at all by that time. I was very tired of the entire situation. In February 1980, I wrote a handwritten letter to the elders letting them know I wasn’t going to any more meetings and not to consider me a Jehovah’s Witness any longer. I gave the letter to my brother to hand deliver to the elders.

I always had a few doubts about the Watchtower organization and I think that made it easier to leave.  For example, I never truly believed that it was wrong to get a blood transfusion, so I never carried one of those “No Blood Transfusion” cards.  I always knew that if I were looking death in the face, I would accept a blood transfusion to save my life.

Another thing that always bothered me was that the Watchtower made an issue out of whether or not a woman screamed if she were being raped.  The Watchtower rule was if a woman did not scream, then she must have enjoyed it, and therefore was committing adultery or fornication and would be disfellowshipped.  How could any woman in her right mind agree with that kind of thinking and that policy?

I never looked back, although I did attend the “Memorial” in 1980 and made the decision then to never set foot in Kingdom Hall ever again. (For those of you who do not know, the “Memorial of the Death of Jesus Christ” is observed once a year at the Kingdom Hall. It is a faux communion service and observed around Passover. Only select members who believe that they are of the 144,000 elite who are chosen for heavenly life are allowed to partake of the emblems. The Watchtower forbids the celebration of Easter and does not celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.)

After I disassociated myself from the Watchtower in 1980, I decided to go back to practicing New Age philosophies. Although I did not read Tarot cards again, I got heavily into different meditation practices. I used to love emptying my mind and having a leader take me on a “journey” where I would be in a type of trance. I had no idea how dangerous these practices were and how demonic it all was. I continued with going back to reading my horoscope and bought more books on astrology. I thought if the Watchtower did not have the answers for me, surely astrology and meditation would have my answers.

It did not help. I suffered from an enormous amount of depression and anxiety. My relationships were all failures during that time. I had few friends. Any man I dated surely thought I was very weird. And I guess I really was.

In 1982, a good friend who had been my neighbor invited me to his church and I accepted the invitation. You know nothing in life is ever merely a coincidence, when God is working in your life, even though you do not know it, a “God incidence” can happen. I visited to his church and discovered that the Christians I met there were warm and caring people who loved Jesus Christ. But I was still scared. Did I really do the right thing by going to this church? Would something bad happen to me because I dared go into what the Watchtower calls “Babylon”?   As Jehovah’s Witnesses, we were always taught that demons were present in the churches of Babylon.

Then I received my answer: After the church service was over, I looked around and saw a familiar face – I thought. “No, it couldn’t be,” I’m thinking. But I thought it was another ex-Jehovah’s Witness! I did a double take and yes, I did recognize this lady. I went up to her and asked her, “Didn’t I used to see you at the assemblies?”

Her eyes were wide open as she asked me, “Did you just leave the Jehovah’s Witnesses?”

I said, “Yes!” I left 2 years before and this was my first time in the church since leaving the JWs. It turned out that this lady, her name is Mary Kling. Her husband is the first cousin of M. James Penton, author of the book, Apocalypse Delayed! I was just so thrilled to know that I wasn’t the only person who left the JWs who decided to go to church!

Mary took me under her wing and began showing me what was wrong with the Watchtower organization. See, at that time I knew that there was something wrong, I just didn’t know how to prove it! She showed me an old Watchtower from April 1, 1979 that taught that Jesus was the mediator for only 144,000! When I read that I knew that the Watchtower was a false organization and that the truth could only be found in Jesus Christ. Shortly thereafter in May, 1982 I gave my life over to Jesus Christ.

It was no coincidence that out of all the churches in Tucson, Arizona, I happened to visit the one that Mary had been attending. I knew that God had His hand in this the whole time. However, it was not without a price. I told my father, who was not yet a baptized JW, about my experience. He told my mother – and my mother and I had the biggest, most awful blowout. It ended by her telling me that I was not welcome in her home ever again! She shunned me for 17 years.

At the end of the year, I moved to Los Angeles, CA and began a new life away from my old friends and family who were shunning me. I met Randy Watters who founded the Free Minds Ministry that helped ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses. I began attending his quarterly potlucks which were events for ex JWs to get together. I eventually volunteered to help him in his home/office with his ministry, which was called “Bethel Ministries” at the time. I learned so much from Randy Watters and will be forever grateful that he was my friend, teacher and brother in Christ.

In the summer of 1998, I found that one of my JW cousins, Andy Burns, had leukemia at the age of 39.  I’d heard through the family “grapevine” that he had not been feeling well and suffering from some migraine headaches.  After some tests and a diagnosis of acute leukemia, he was hospitalized for some intense chemotherapy.  He lived another six weeks before he died.  Of course, he being a JW elder, refused all blood transfusions.  His blood count became so dangerously low that the chemotherapy treatments had to be discontinued. He did not have to die that quickly if it had not been for the Watchtower’s ban on blood transfusions

In 1999, my JW mother decided to start speaking to me again. In 2000, she and my father come to my house and visit. They even went out to dinner with my husband and me. I did not know what was going through my mother’s mind, but I think they were tired of not knowing their grandchildren. My brother is the only one of the children in our family who remained a JW, and of course, he had been an elder. He and his wife never had children and ended up divorced. He remarried later but never became an elder again.

My sister and I both have children, and my parents never got to know them until they had grown up somewhat. It is very sad how the Watchtower separates families. My two younger children were 10 and 13 when they first met my parents, their grandparents. I lost contact with my parents, because I know that the August 2002 Kingdom Ministry had once again instructed the JWs to shun the former members.

I no longer knew where I stood with my parents, except that I know my mother was very angry with me, as she did find out about this website.  She also refused to acknowledge the recent issues regarding child sexual abuse in the Watchtower, and claims it is all just “baloney.”  I felt sorry for her because she did not know the real Jesus. After all, Jesus did say at John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life, no one comes to the Father except through me.”

My mother’s life has been tied up with an organization that will NEVER show her Jesus Christ.  It is an empty organization with false promises and false prophesies. The Bible never talks about joining an organization for salvation.

Eventually, my father was disfellowshiped from the Watchtower and never went back. He suffered through cancer, strokes, and finally cancer took his life. He died in 2016 as a believer in Jesus Christ. My mother is now in her 80’s and currently has dementia. The good thing is that our relationship that was once severed is now healed. She even lets me lay hands on her and pray for her.

Some people, after leaving the Watchtower organization ask, “Where else can we go?”  This inevitably comes up because the Watchtower has so effectively indoctrinated their followers to believe that there is no place to go except the Watchtower organization. The thing to remember is that Jesus never talked about where to go or how to be in the right group. He told his followers to come to Him.  So Jesus said to the twelve, “You do not want to go away also, do you?” Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have words of eternal life.  We have believed and have come to know that You are the Holy One of God.” (John 6:67-69 NASB) Jesus wanted us to go to HIM as a “who” not a “where” or a “what”.

I’ve been a Christian now for over 35 years and have never been happier since becoming a Christian and knowing who the true Jesus Christ is. For many years, I told my testimony leaving out the part about how my family was led into the occult before becoming Jehovah’s Witnesses. However, I now realize that this is a very important part of my story because Satan had me blinded and threw me from one frying pan to another and back again.

My journey has not been easy, but the joy I have from knowing the true Jesus Christ is amazing. The Watchtower was merely an idol that took the place of the true God. The occult with all its attractions, illusions, and deceptions are nothing more than idols. They lead to the worship of false gods, which are really demons. As a Christian, I now know the truth about demons and how they are out to oppress, destroy, and keep you from knowing Jesus Christ.

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The New Age, astrology, witchcraft, false prophets such as Edgar Cayce and the like are all demonic in origin. It took me many years to acknowledge and to realize that all these false prophets are demonic and were responsible for leading me down the wrong path for quite a few years of my life. Thankfully, I am healed and rid of all of that false teaching and the desires that led me to the occult.

Many blessings have come my way. Today I am married (over 20 years now) to a good Christian man. I have three grown children who are all happily married, in their own homes and have good jobs. My husband and I belong to a good church where we feel a calling to ministry.

Since 2002, I have run a support group for former Jehovah’s Witnesses who need support coming out of this cult and answers to their questions. One thing that really bothers JWs when they leave is the thought of “what if they are really the truth?” I have to reassure them that because they are guilty of false prophecy, they can never be the truth.

Then I read them Deuteronomy 18:20-22:  “But if any prophet presumes to speak anything in my name that I have not authorized him to speak, or speaks in the name of other gods, that prophet must die. Now if you say to yourselves, ‘How can we tell that a message is not from the Lord?’ — Whatever a prophet speaks in my name and the prediction is not fulfilled, then I have not spoken it; the prophet has presumed to speak it, so you need not fear him.” (NET)

There is no need to fear a false prophet! The Watchtower is guilty of not only the 1975 false prophecy, but many others since their beginnings in the late 1800’s under Charles Taze Russell.

I am very thankful that my eyes were opened and that God delivered me from all false teaching from the Watchtower and the occultic deceptions. Today my goal is to help others know the real truth that is only found in knowing Jesus Christ. There is no other way but Jesus Christ.

Cynthia Hampton

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INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY – Hear interviews with Former Sikh & Former Hindu!

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INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY – Hear my interviews with Former Sikh & Former Hindu, Nidhi Mehta​.

Like countless others, Nidhi was attacked by demonic spirits who had masqueraded as idols and gods, such as Shiva the Destroyer, Ganesha, Buddha and others, while practising Yoga and Meditation!

I also interviewed Amrith Dandotikar​, who still lives in India, a former Hindu with a very similar story.

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You can find many similar true stories from former Yoga and Meditation uses, former Hindus and Buddhists throughout my blog and YouTube channel.

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The Simple Truth – Michael Cummins’ new radio show on 2RC Radio.

The Simple Truth – Michael Cummins’ new Radio Show on 2RC Radio.

 

The radio channel is broadcast by RRC a ministry based in Gonaives, Haiti and also at the Rhema Resource Centre, in London, UK.

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You can either listen to 2RC Radio on Tunein.com at:

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Or directly from their website at:

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♫ Laura’s Radio Guest: Universe as Source; DNA Activation, Higher Self, Enlightenment, Akashic Records, Developing Psychic healing powers; Tarot Cards; Meditation… Natalia’s Truth Seeking led her to Jesus! PART FOUR.

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Entities Natalia had channeled actually began to attack her!!! They’d claimed to be Pleiadians, Sirians, Arcturians, ascended masters, beings from alien races, and so on! Through coming to Jesus and learning to rebuke them in His name, she secured lasting freedom from their grip.

I highly commend this show, the final part of Natalia’s Story. She has great insight on the esoteric, paranormal, new age deceptions as she lived through them. She speaks with great clarity on these topics.

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Natalia saw herself as spiritual, not religious. She also got involved with DNA Activation in attempts to activate her to higher levels. She was introduced to (her now husband), after writing a soul mate invitation and believed he was her Twin Flame. They began a relationship and moved in together.

But much to her surprise, Jesus began to appear in her dreams.

Scrolling on YouTube, with a Bible in one hand and A Course of Miracles (by a New Age author), in the other hand she prayed. She asked Jesus if He really was the Son of God and to show her which one to read!

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Waves of pure peace and love flowed over her, like nothing she’d experienced in all of her dramatic spiritual experiences so far! It also felt as if she had been washed!

Demonic Attacks.

Natalia asked Jesus Christ for forgiveness and to become her Saviour! She purged her home of many books and anything she’d used for divination purposes, crystals and so on. Realising the entities she channeled were demonic she attempted to cut ties with them.

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But the entities she had channeled actually began to attack her!!!! She experienced Sleep Paralysis too. They’d try to strangle her, choke her, chasing her in her dreams. Her son even saw the evil eye in his room. Through Jesus Name and His power, she got free from their grip.

She also discovered that the New Age movement and many of it’s founders were Luciferian: Alice Bailey and so on. That in reality, their agenda mirrors that of the secret societies, Illuminati, Zeitgeist, etc, to unite all religions and people groups under the Luciferian Oneness consciousness, masquerading as the Christ Consciousness, which is actually the antichrist spirit!

Transformed Life.

Natalia sees a huge difference between the mystical, eastern practises and an authentic loving relationship with Jesus. It’s not about new age rituals or ascending, trying to improve and become enlightened, working out our karma, etc. It’s not about us, it’s about Him! He already died on the cross for us and will wash and renew us if we ask Him!

I’d urge you to listen to the end of this show. Natalia prays for the viewers, a very powerful and heartfelt prayer I’d love you all to hear!

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Natalia still sees herself as spiritual, not religious… because walking with Jesus can be a close loving spiritual relationship with Him and not following man made religion or dogmas!

Natalia said it was information and resources from people such as myself (Laura Maxwell) my radio guests and others like Caryl MatriscianaJohanna Michaelsen,  Warren B. Smith  and Purvi Hadfield that helped her. She now recommends such sources to others.

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The Comforter by Bernie Dymet.

 

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Romans 5:13: May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

There are times in our lives, where it just all gets too much. Circumstances, relationships, trials, temptations, they conspire together to overwhelm us.

Sometimes, it even seems that the more you go on with God, the more you step out in faith to serve Him, the harder things get. There’s a reason for that. The devil prowls around, looking for someone to devour. And when you make that decision that your life are going to count for Jesus, yes the devil will be on your case.

Now I’ve tried lots of things to overcome, to have victory, in those difficult times. But so far, I’ve only found one solution that works. It’s not “phone a friend”. It’s not “ask the audience”. It’s not grabbing onto some human lifeline. The only thing that seems to work – and it works 100% of the time – is taking some unhurried time, even when you don’t think you have the time, to spend with God. Door closed. Bible open. Heart and soul and mind focussed on Jesus.

Because here’s the thing: even when things aren’t going all that well for you, in fact especially when things aren’t going all that well for you, God’s starting position is to bless you. Have a listen to this – it’s the Apostle Paul writing to the church in Rome:

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 5:13)

Who is God? He’s the God of hope. And He wants to fill you with all joy and peace as you put your trust in Him. Not just a bit of joy and a bit of peace, now and then. But ALL joy and peace now. And He wants to do that with a very specific purpose.

So that you (yes, you!) may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Whenever the Bible talks about “hope”, the original word means “certain hope”. So, let’s just make sure that we get the full meaning of what God is saying here:

God wants to fill you with all joy and all peace as you trust in Him, so that you may abound in certain hope, not in your own strength, but as the God of hope, as God the Holy Spirit imparts His certain hope into your heart.

That’s why prayer works. Because this is what God wants to do. Let me ask you, in your most difficult trial, in your most difficult circumstance, how much different would it all be if you were filled with all joy and all peace and rock solid, certain hope, by the power of the Holy Spirit?

Because my friend, that’s precisely what God wants to do for you. Here and now.

That’s God’s Word. Fresh … for you … today.

Berni Dymet

By Bernie Dymet, Thursday, 15 June

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Who is Jesus? Did Jesus Exist? Evidence compiled by Caleb Keogh – Part 2.

Who is Jesus? Did Jesus Exist? Part 2.

 

Caleb Keogh kindly gave me permission to share his excellent article here! (First posted on October 24, 2016).

 

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No one in history has had an effect more than Jesus the Nazarene … who has always been and all was created by Him. In Him was life and that life was the light of men. (Paraphrased John 1 v 1-4).

INTRO.

Jesus was born to Mary just over 2,000 years ago and today more people than ever are talking about the Carpenter from Nazareth. “As of 2010, Christianity was by far the world’s largest religion, with an estimated 2 billion followers”. That work’s out at 30% of all that are living.

Whatever your take on Jesus, you owe it to yourself to find out.  “Not” going with what you hear … he didn’t exist, or he was just a man, or he’s a concoction of Rome. But to seek for yourself, as just maybe it could be the most important thing you ever do.

I hear all the time, “I can’t follow a God who bullies you with the threat of hell.” But if those people read the bible, they would realise that man has condemned us to hell and God has given us the way out, so to speak.

I’m a believer and something happens when you become born again, born from above, or more to the point, born from where this place is from. As in a marker, on our D.N.A, more on that at another time, but back to the subject at hand. Jesus Christ is that way that truth and that life that leads back to the Father (John 14 v 6 ). So, let’s have a look at just who Jesus is.

READ ABOUT HIM.

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To find out about someone you have to go to the source and the source of Jesus comes from the bible – 66  books: 39 old Testament, 27 New Testament and if you look, you will find Christ on every page, whether that be Prophecy, Allegory or Proto-Type. He is there.

The writers of the Bible were men from a variety of backgrounds, we have kings, Prophets, Priests, Scribes, Shepherds and Fishermen, that all lived at different times. The only thing that bonded these people was that they all worshiped the one True God andheader-faith they allowed the Spirit to guide their pen.

I hear all the time, it was written by Man, yes it was but guided by the Holy Spirit and this coming from New Agers who believe in channeling, to Occultists who believe in automatic writing, to Atheists who have more faith to believe we came from nothing or From goo to you Via the zoo, than we who have a book that has stood the Test of Time.

When God says he will preserve his word he means it from King James to the N.I.V he has written his word on the hearts of his believers. In the Bible, you will find out how he lived, what he taught, his purpose for you now and in the future. The main Sources we have for the Life of Christ is from the four Gospels.

We have:

Matthew the “Tax Collecter” that speaks of Jesus as the “Messiah” the promised one gives us his credentials it is the view of what Jesus Said and was written for a Jewish Audience.

Mark the “scribe”of Peter that speaks of how Jesus worked the “Servent” shows us his power it’s from the view of what Jesus did, and was written to a Roman Audience.

Luke the “Doctor” and contemporary of Paul Shows us what Jesus was like the “Son of Man” his nature from the view of what Jesus felt and was written for a Greek audience

John the “beloved Disciple”Shows us that Jesus was the “Son of God” we see his God ship from the view who he was, and written to ME and YOU the Church from the rest of the new testament books we find out more about Christ and how to live a Christian life.

From the rest of the new testament books, we find out more about Christ and how to live a Christian life. Let’s look into more depth about Christ.

JESUS IN THE OLD TESTAMENT.

As stated above, Christ is on every page, the whole old testament is covered with Christ, some obvious clearly pertaining to him and some more alluding. From Adam through to Noah, to the promise of Abraham, to the root of Jesse and it reaches the destination when the Virgin shall conceive Isaiah 7 14/Luke 1 v 29-33.

That in itself is clearly talking of the there and now, in a time when the house of David was in ruin and facing an end. With the kingdom under attack, Isaiah is sent for and he reassures Ahaz the Lord will protect him. It also points to Christ when his Mother is told by Gabriel that she will fall pregnant. Isaiah 7 v 14 has a double meaning and not just a prophecy but for a future time whether by a dream, vision or a messenger sent by the Great “I am”. But for the saved and unsaved we will cover a few of the main ones and a few others.

Jesus fulfilled over 350 + prophecies The probability of Jesus fulfilling eight such prophecies would be only 1 in 1017. That’s 1 in 100, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000. Remember the Jews will not agree with most of the duel prophecies as they are still waiting for the Messiah. They will concentrate on the clear predictive prophecies pointing to a later date and most are about restoring Israel and making her great.

They were waiting for a priest, a prophet, and a king, in modern Judaism this will be fulfilled at the one go. A messiah that is a substitute for sin is a foreign concept, one of the reasons Isaiah 53 is virtually not heard of by the common Jew. Yet back in the day before the  Mystic Hasidic Jews, they at times believed in two Messiahs, “Messiah ben Yosef” and “Messiah ben Dovid”.

 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.” Genesis 3 v 15

This one has a name all to itself, the “Protoevangelium” the first Gospel some say there is serpent-crusheda Nephilim connection. I’ve even heard some talk of the “Serpent seed” Doctrine that also the Nephilim clearly are in the future tense. It  talks of Jesus bruising his heel, Paul refers to this in Romans.

And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen. Romans 16 v 20

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For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: Job 19 v 25

Job talking about the resurrection and his belief.

For dogs have surrounded Me;
The congregation of the wicked has enclosed Me.
They pierced[a] My hands and My feet;
 I can count all My bones.
They look and stare at Me.
 They divide My garments among them,
And for My clothing they cast lots. Psalm 22 v 16-18

This is a Psalm of David crying out to the Father and clearly, has a reference to the crucifixion, read the whole Psalm, as other verses back the Calvary (Cross) scene.

Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his son’s name, if thou canst tell? Proverbs 30 v 4 

This is one of my favourite verses and proverbs written not only by Soloman but by Agur asking God for Provision but not too much a nice prayer of confession.

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Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. Isaiah 7 v 14

The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness, a light has dawned. Isaiah 9 v 2

And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots Isaiah 11 v 1

The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it. Isaiah 40 v 3-5

Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. Isaiah 60 v 1-2

Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed? For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. Isaiah 53 v 1-4

I grouped the Isaiah scriptures together 7 v 14 we covered above and the rest are clear indications of a time that the Light of the Messiah will come and all will know about it. The glory of the Lord that comes out of the Family line of Jesse, Davids Father. At the end is Isaiah 53 v 1-4 this is just part of the Suffering servant, it leads on from chapter 52 this passage if reading it aloud (try it), you would think it was straight out the new testament!

And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn. Zechariah 12 v 10 

How true this scripture is.

The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the LORD of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the LORD of hosts. Haggai 2 v 9

This is a problem for the Jews as the Messiah had to appear before the second temple was destroyed in 70 a.d and the fire of  The great “I am” consumed the sacrifice in the first temple and in the second he appeared in Person. as I stated these are just a few scriptures mentioned that Christ fulfilled and that clearly point to him.

There are 1,239 prophecies in the Old Testament and 578 prophecies in the New Testament making a  total of 1,817. There is 8,352 verses in the Bible that are prophetic. In total there are 31,124 verses in the Bible, so 8,352 verses of 31,124 make just under 1/3 of the Bible 28.6% This is according to the Encyclopaedia of Biblical Prophecy” by J. Barton Payne,

JESUS AS A CHILD.

Herod the Great Died in 4 b.c  but recently this has been challenged and if true it would make Herod dying in 1 b.c. So Christ could have been born in 3 B.C the same year as a planetary alignment, that would back the Star that the wise men followed. We are told that he wanted all children 2 years old and younger to be killed, this places Jesus at a possible age of two or younger at Herod’s Death.

Jesus was not born on the 25th of December, we know this as the Gospel of Luke mentions Zacharia doing his priestly duties, known as the course of Abijah, he served one week in spring and one in Autumn. After his duties finished Elizabeth fell pregnant with John 6 months later Mary fell with Jesus.

So if taken, the spring account, Elizabeth would have fell pregnant in June, 6 months later Mary conceived December, 9 months later born in September. Some use ‘the Shepherds grazing’ as to say it couldn’t have been autumn, as the Shepherds were out letting the sheep graze but the climate is different in the east!

They also had a custom at Passover (April) to let the sheep out till the first rain in September and there being no room at the Inn would make sense, as September has a few festivals. All Jews had to return to their place of birth for the census and 3 kings nope (don’t think so) … there was a band of Magi who travelled in bands of 9-12. The gifts were Gold for kingship frankincense for a Priest and Myrrh to represent suffering also anointing and they were not present at his birth. They got there and Mary and Joseph were in a house and mentions Jesus as a young child not a babe in a Manger.

 

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A Seventh Century pilgrim  De locus Sanctis thinks this house could possibly be that of Jesus the Nazarene

And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. Matthew 2 v 11,

Some point out Mark and John don’t give an account but silence doesn’t mean denial. Mark being one of the Synoptics and the other two mentioned the birth and each account was addressed to different people for example.

For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: 1 Corinthians 1 v 22

And John being the last book he goes one further and tells us about the Pre-Existent Jesus

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1 v 1 

Also.  Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.  John 8 v 58

There also was a so-called contradiction in Lukes account about Quirinius and the censuses  “First of all, archaeological discoveries show that the Romans had a regular enrollment of cointaxpayers and also held censuses every 14 years.” Luke’s would have corresponded to that of 9-8 B.C.”

Second, we find evidence that Quirinius was governor of Syria around 7 B.C. This assumption is based on an inscription found in Antioch ascribing to Quirinius this post.

As a result of this finding, it is now supposed that he was governor twice — once in 7 B.C.” and in 6 CE.” Last, in regard to the practices of enrollment, a papyrus found in Egypt gives directions for the conduct of a census.

“It reads: ‘Because of the approaching census it is necessary that all those residing for any cause away from their homes should at once prepare to return to their own governments in order that they may complete the family registration of the enrollment and that the tilled lands may retain those belonging to them.’”

http://infidels.org/library/modern/jeff_lowder/jury/luke_and_quirinius.html

We see that Jesus grew up learning the trade of a Carpenter  The Ancient Greek noun tektōn (τέκτων) is a common term for an artisan/craftsman, in particular … The term is also used in the Gospel of Matthew in relation to Jesus‘ adoptive father Joseph. With King Herod and his many building projects, Joseph was more likely a Technician even a stone Mason.

Before any conspiracies arise here and I’m one to look into them, this was a common trade of its day and it was a case of cutting blocks, Yes the Temple has sacred geometry but that was one of many projects that Herod undertook. The point being a carpenter to me is unlikely in Israel in the time of Christ where the typical house was a one-roomed flatjesus-house-1 roofed house built of clay.

Although Herod died in 4 B.C the ancient city of Sepphoris was being re-built a total facelift so a busy time for those in construction. The city was completed Just before the time Jesus was baptised it was the same Herod Antipas Herod’s son who had Johns head on a platter and” he proclaimed the city’s new name to be Autocratoris, and rebuilt it as the “Ornament of the Gallalie (Josephus, Ant. 18.27).

Nazareth, on the other hand, didn’t have the splendour of Romes wealth up until recently the town of Nazareth was under the myth scope but that has also been put to rest. Remains of water cisterns have been found along with other items of archaeological interest.

A Seventh Century pilgrim,  De locus Sanctis described two large churches in the middle of Nazareth as the Church of the Annunciation, located just across the modern street from the Sisters of Nazareth Convent.

The other stood nearby and was built over vaults, that also contained a spring and the remains of two tombs. The population of the town would be roundabout 200. That being the reason why the existence of the town was hard to find, it wouldn’t have been recorded in Rome’s official records and being part of Galilee it was looked down upon.

And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see. john 1 v 46

Others said This is the Christ. But some said Shall Christ come out of Galilee? John 7 v 41

Being in the middle of trade route, Jesus would have met all types of people, he probably spoke three languages. Hebrew was no longer the common tongue, we know he could speak Hebrew well, as he was able to read from Scripture in the Synagogue (Luke 4 v 16-20) something not common place for a tradesman. Aramaic being the everyday language, basically a form of slang Hebrew and we have Greek, the language that gave the gospel legs throughout the Roman empire.

Apart from a Story of Jesus (Luke 2 v 41-52) at the age of 12 being lost and found at the Temple, there is nothing more mentioned up till he starts his ministry. That’s why I have gone into a bit of detail on this side of Christ doesn’t get spoken of much. Concerning his family we know he had siblings:

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. Mark 6 v 3 

We don’t hear any more of his Father Joseph and we know his brothers and sisters didn’t follow him at the start. His Brother James became a central figure in the early Church, writing a letter ‘the book of James’ and possibly ‘the book of Jude’ was a relative. His mother Mary ended up being part, no doubt, in the early church.

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These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren. Acts 1 v 14

Due to the lack of writing about Jesus’ childhood, there came on the scene gnostic writings such as “The gospel of Thomas” “The childhood gospel of Thomas”,”The nativity of Mary” and story’s of Jesus Coming to Britain with Joseph of Arimathea. Also, accounts of him spending the missing years in  India. None of these accounts were based on real story’s written earliest in the middle of the second Century.

JESUS BAPTISED AND TEMPTATIONS.

The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Isaiah 40 v 3

Here enter’s John the Baptist to fulfil his role in the life of the Messiah, a relative of Christ being his cousin. John being a Nazarite (priest) it would have been unlikely they were close. But close enough for John to know who he was, as he objected till Christ told him this is how it must be.

For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother’s womb.And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God. And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord. Luke 1 v 15-17

And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him. Matthew 3 v 15

John was Baptising in the River Jorden Preparing the people for the coming of the Lord. This was an adaptation of the Jewish mikvah, or ritual immersion bath, that had john-the-baptistbeen part of Jewish life for generations.

It was to signify a spiritual cleansing and signified new beginnings the Jewish People in Exodus 19 went through this before they heard the Voice of the great “I am”. Who took them out of Egypt and guided them a cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night.

The voice of the Lord petrified the people and so a 40 day plus process that involved Moses not just going up the mount once but eight times follows they also purified their clothes as well.

John’s baptism was one of repentance greek metanoeo is Change of mind as he says to the Pharisees bring forth fruit “meet for repentance” referring to the fruit of change. To prepare us for the baptism of the holy Ghost.The Baptism shows the start of Jesus ministry and relationship with the father, as when Jesus came out from the water.

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And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Matthew 3 v 16 – 17

This is the first time you see the tru-une Godhead together in scripture.Jesus is the awaited one the Spirit comes upon him like a dove and the speech is to fulfil the old testament

Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. Isaiah 42:1

I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. Psalm 2 v 7

Jesus was sinless and we see that his baptism marked the start his ministry it also was a public declaration that Jesus was the promised one. He identified himself with our sin having none of his own became our substitute he also led by example for those that were to follow.

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As soon as Jesus was baptised he was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the Devil (in Greek, Diabolos meaning The Slanderer 1228). This was so Jesus could get his priorities right as the messiah. The temptations are recorded in Matthew Mark and Luke.The word for temptation in greek is peirazó 3985 and can mean test we read in Hebrews:-

For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted. Hebrews 2 v 18

Jesus experienced in the flesh all the feelings and challenges that we did he lived a sinless life he walked the walk and talked the talk. He made all the requirements concerning the law that pointed to himself and put right Adams wrong. The temptations have three main points

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We see after 40 days Jesus would have been physical and mentally drained andbread-of-life-1 the devil came at him tempting him with the phrase “if you are the Son of God turn this stone into bread” by this statement he was toying with Jesus. There is also a link that at a later point he feed 5000, and at another time 4000 by miraculously using a few fish and loaves of bread and this would have been Just the head count of the men not counting their families.

Jesus used the Weapon of the spoken word that is sharper than a two-edged sword (Hebrews 4 v 12) and he quoted Deuteronomy.

And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live. Deuteronomy 8 v 3 

Bread symbolises a maintaining of our life in this word and as John 6 says Jesus is the bread of life.We are spiritual beings having a fleshly experience.Our bodies can crave all manner of things and when we do feel weak we look to the Word to fill us up.

Pinnacle, of the temple.

This was probably at the top of the temple overlooking the inner courtyard, there is also a message here. A possible reference to a prophecy about the messiah appearing in the temple (Malachi 3 v 1 ) and that if he were to do this his angels would catch him (Psalm 91) and would show that he had special powers.

There are examples all through Jesus ministry of his divinity,  by this time Jesus was even more physical and mentally drained but once again he uses the Word of God

Ye shall not tempt the LORD your God, as ye tempted him in Massah. Deuteronomy 6 v 16

This was referring to a time when Israel ran out of Water and they were about to stone Moses as a result. God did as always he supplied what was needed but we must not put the Lord to the test and have faith he will provide.

Whom to worship.

This was no doubt the strongest and most important as the Jewish satanpeople were awaiting their king and ruler. Satan comes with the test showing Jesus a vision of all the kingdoms and their splendor this was to put Jesus off his task at hand.

As he came as the sacrificial lamb riding on a donkey it’s when he comes back it’s on a white horse to inaugurate his physical kingdom. The first time round Jesus Preaches that the Kingdom is here (Kingdom in Greek is Basileia and means kingship 932) and signifies Christs rule in our heart and Jesus in his reply the third time around says it is written:-

Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God and serve him, and shalt swear by his name.  Deuteronomy 6 v 13.

If Jesus had accepted the throne before his job on the cross it would spell the end before the end. It would have been tempting, he was shattered in the desert, at his lowest resolve. Satan tells us that the easy way or an alternative route is best but God knows what’s best for us. Jesus here leads by example showing us that when we are weak we can find support in the Great “I Am” and that the Word of God is the weapon we use to defeat the Enemy.

WHO DO MEN SAY THAT I AM.

When Jesus started his ministry he came against all sort’s of opposition from his family the authorities and people in general. This is of course, living up to what the prophecies said would happen but what did people think of Jesus who did they think he was did they think he was a tradesman a teacher or a madman. In john 7 he is talking with his brothers on the way to the feast of tabernacles.

 His brethren, therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and go into Judaea, that thy disciples also may see the works that thou doest. For there is no man that doeth anything in secret, and he himself seeketh to be known openly. If thou do these things, shew thyself to the world. For neither did his brethren believe in him. John 7 v 3-5

as they mock him above with a sarcastic tone at other times they thought he was just plain of his head.

When His family heard about this, they went out to take custody of Him, saying, “He is out of His mind.” Mark 3 v 21

On more than one occasion Jesus made it clear who he was In John 10 he is talking of a shepherd and his flock and at verse 30 says I and the Father are one. No matter what the theologians say about this verse the Jews knew exactly what he meant by it as in Verse 33 they knew exactly what he as saying that he was equal with God.

 I and the Father are one.” The Jews took up stones again to stone Him. Jesus answered them, “I showed you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you stoning Me?” The Jews answered Him, “For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy; and because You, being a man, make Yourself out to be God.” John 10 v 30-33

On two other occasions this happens in John 8 when Jesus has a run in with the scribes and Pharisees. It is in the book of John that he zones in on Light versus dark this is touched on in Matthew 5 when Jesus is delivering his sermon on the mount in verse 12 Jesus tells them he is the light of the world and those who follow him will not walk in Darkness. This was Jesus affirming that he is the WAY and those who don’t follow him are still blind and as we go into the next chapter we have Jesus healing a man blind from birth.

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Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad. Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham? Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by. John 8 v 56-59

On the Sabbath, Jesus was Invited to read in the temple and he read from the scroll of Isaiah.

The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; To proclaim the favourable year of The Lord. Isaiah 61 v 1 -2a 

There was no mistake what Jesus meant when he quoted this, especially when he says to them Today this scripture is fulfilled v 21. This was the second time that Jesus made a public declaration the first in action by Baptism bearing in mind that Jesus did not recite the last portion of Isaiah 61 v 2 when it says “the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn”. 

This was because the day of vengeance will be fulfilled in the second coming of Jesus Christ his first mission was to atone for Israel to bring reconciliation to God, The next time he comes it won’t be on a donkey he will be coming to rule on a physical earth and will Judge the nations (Matthew 25 ). The crowd, the chapter says, marvelled then began to say ‘Isn’t this Joseph’s son?’

They began to boil over as Jesus in one hand was the same as them an ordinary man and in the other hand now saying he was the Messiah. The Crowd Rejected Jesus claim and it says they were “filled with Wrath” They dragged Jesus to a cliff to throw him off but Jesus disappeared through the middle of them.

 And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong.But he passing through the midst of them went his way, Luke 4 v 29-30

From the shores of galilee Jesus Came across his first followers and said follow me and Ithomas-christ will make you fishers of men Mark 1 v 17. From the Start, they recognised the significance of Christ some felt he was the Messiah from the start others a great teacher till we had Doubting Thomas.

Thomas in Greek, is Didymus and means twin this would make sense why he didn’t believe in the resurrection as being possible as a twin his first thought would have been Jesus had a brother. It wasn’t till he encountered the risen Christ that he believed. Jesus mentions after this Passage blessed is he who believes that has not seen.

He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ. John 1 v 41

And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples. Luke 11v 1 

Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel. John 1 v 49

And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. Matthew 16 v 16

Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God. John 6 v 68-69

And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God. John 20 v 28.

The disciples witnessed Jesus heal the sick raise the dead and cast out Demons they heard his teaching and came to the conclusion that he was the son of God. Saying that it wasn’t till after the resurrection that the disciples became bold in the Lord as they fled when he was crucified.

After they encountered the risen Christ they went on to proclaim the gospel with no fear 11 out of the 12 John being the exception died horrible deaths for the name of Christ.

WHO DID JESUS SAY HE WAS.

I am the bread of life. John  6 v 48i-am-4

I am the light of the world. John 8 v 12

I am the door. John 10 v  9

I am the good Shepherd. John 10 v 11

I am the resurrection and the life. John 11 v 35

I am the Way the Truth the Life. John 14 v 6

I am the true vine. John 15 v 1 

I personally go by the name the Great I am “God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM. This is i-am-5what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I AM has sent me to you.’”Exodus 3-14 Hebrew :- Ehyeh-Asher-Ehyeh (exist/was) Ehyeh asher Ehyeh literally translates as “I Will Be What I Will Be”, Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
John 8 v 58 Greek: Ego eimi “I exist”.

Every time Jesus is saying I am he is directly saying that he is God through time this is one that has definitely been watered down in my opinion, all through the Gospels, when Jesus is walking on Water this is a time when the Disciples were scared thought Jesus was a ghost he approaches them saying Ego Eimi and at other times when he says Ego eimi,   it has power

“As soon then as he had said unto them, I am he (Ego eimi), they went backward and fell to the ground”. John 18 v 6

The son of man is a reference to Daniel 7 v 13-14

I saw in the night-visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed. Daniel 7 v 13-14

And this is talking about Jesus appearing before God and being given authority over all. It is also a reference to being a human being as Ezekiel a human being was known by this name.

This phrase is saying that Jesus is the  Messiah and at the same time a human. Jesus When questioned  by the high priest in mark 14 asked him are you the Christ Son of the blessed Jesus answered “I AM”on hearing this the condemned Jesus to death.

Jesus says he existed before Abraham:-

Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. John 8 v 58

He said he was one with the Father:-

I and my Father are one. John 10 v 30

Jesus was known by a lot of titles Lamb of God, Master, Rabbi, TheWord and when he is sending the disciples out he equates himself with God.

“Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you“.  John20 v 21 

As you have read up till now the jews knew who he was some liked it and followed other wanted to stone him his disciples knew who he was and Jesus directly and indirectly in many different ways told you who he was he was The Son of the living God.

JESUS MINISTRY.

When Jesus came out of the water that was the start of his Ministry, Jesus Preached he taught he lay hands on the sick and he cast out Demons that side has been put on the back burner for today and that is needed to be reintroduced. People say there is a contradiction with his first Miracle as in the Synoptics it was healing a leper and in John, it’s turning water into wine.

First, the healing is a healing in John he is showing power over nature once again we have to bear in mind that John comes from a different view point. As he is speaking to us and his account was  more or likely written last and would want to cover new ground John himself says:-

And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen. John 21 v 25

The Most important things that Christ spoke would be the sermon on the mount recorded in Matthew 5-7 like any teacher when they have a message they will repeat it as he did at a different time on a plain recorded in Luke 6 v 17-49.The main point of the sermon was the beatitudes.

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 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,

 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

The Beatitudes are found in the old testament and also extra-biblical sources in the book of Enoch they are known as the Similitudes.The Beatitudes show us what a man or woman the-parablesof God should be like what their Character should represent The Greek word translated “blessed” means “spiritual well-being and prosperity”.

Jesus delivered the Sermon in a clear easy way to understand he was telling the people the true meaning of the old testament.For the people to now follow Gods way and not the scribes or the Pharisees. Jesus’ Revelation was to be taken on board for his yoke is easy and his burden light (Matthew 11 v 30).

We were to live by faith through grace and not works.Jesus had shown the people his Authority over nature, demons and death he came bringing healings and miracles and the people where marvelled in awe but very hesitant with the religious mindset of their day (sadly this yoke is creeping back in). For their failure to turn and follow Jesus he turned to teaching in parables. Jesus says

That seeing they may see, and not perceive, and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them. Mark 4 v 12

Jesus is quoting

And he said, Go, and tell this people Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed. Isaiah 6 v 9-10

Jesus had come to his chosen people to set them free his chosen priesthood they found it

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hard to accept, especially to understand the kingdom Jesus preached,  it was a mystery, something that was concealed in the old Testament and revealed in the new   like in Ephesians 3 v 3 -6

How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words Whereby,  when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ) Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; That the Gentiles should be fellow-heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel: Ephesians 3 v 3 -6

When paul is told to preach to the Gentiles this came as no surprise as it was prophecised

And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious. Isaiah 11 v 10

God ruled in Heaven and would rule on Earth but the Kingdom Jesus Preached was not heard of a mystery made known Jesus came preaching his rule in our heart for to seek the kingdom First (Matthew 6 v 33).When it was clear they were not listening to Jesus in Matthew 13 v 35 says

That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world. Matthew 13 v 35

The People knew he was different a prophet a wonder worker We know this from the Bible also from the Jewish writings

“The master said: Jesus the Nazarene practised magic and deceived and led Israel astray.” (Sanhedrin 107b)

Josephus calls him a worker of astonishing deeds but they did not accept who he really was Their awaited “Messiah” Jesus spoke in Parables When it was too late for the first-century Jews to turn and find forgiveness and healing to shed the old man and to put on the grace of the Kingship of Christ.

JESUS DEATH AND RESURRECTION.

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Paul says in 1 Corinthians 15 where we find one of the earliest creeds that Jesus was born died and was resurrected verses 1-8.Paul wrote the Letter to the Corinthians in 52/3 a.d and says:-

But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen And if Christ be not risen then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up if so be that the dead rise not. For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised: And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins. 1 Corinthians 15 v 13-17

We pick up the gospel in the garden of Gethsemane  when Jesus is praying for he knows what is to come and we see hear that he shows human emotion

Then he said to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death; remain here, and watch[a] with me.” 39 And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.” Matthew 26 v 28-39

Jesus hear is Troubled and sorrowful and is attacked hear with doubt and fear Luke 22 v 44jesus-in-garden tells us to the point that he started to sweat blood The clinical term is “hematohidrosis.” “Around the sweat glands, there are multiple blood vessels in a net-like form.” Under the pressure of great stress, the vessels constrict.

Then as the anxiety passes “the blood vessels dilate to the point of rupture. The blood goes into the sweat glands.” As the sweat glands are producing a lot of sweat, it pushes the blood to the surface – coming out as droplets of blood mixed with sweat.

This was a mixture of that Jesus knew he would soon face the Whip then Golgotha to be hung on a tree “the crucifixion”.Not only this but Jesus knew that he would bear the sins of mankind to the point that the father would forsake him as Prophecy told us as God can not look upon Sin.

To the chief Musician upon Aijeleth Shahar, A Psalm of David. My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring? Psalm 22 v 1 

And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? Matthew 27 v 46

Behold, the LORD’S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear. Isaiah 59 v 1-2

After Jesus was brutely beaten Pilate at the 6th hour gave him over to be crucified and at the 9th hour, he was on the cross. Jesus was placed in between two others and after a few hours round about 3 in the afternoon Jesus gave up the Ghost.

We have a few over the years who doubt this even happened with the koran stating that Jesus was caught up to heaven. Now the koran was said to of been written at Mohammed’s time 586- 632 it was said to of been written over a 23 year period 609-632 a.d. That’s nearly 600 years after the fact if you believe that was when the koran was written down, and not in the 8th century.

We can’t heel-bone-and-nail-from-the-ossuary-of-yehohanan-son-of-hagkol-jerusalem-1st-century-cemention Muslims without mentioning the Gospel of Barnabas that says that Jesus was caught up to heaven and Judas took Jesus’ place. This Gospel is a mid-evil fake and the Turkish Bible doing its rounds is fake also.

Archaeologists have found an ankle bone with a nail driven through it.It is believed to belong to a first Century victim of Crucifixion. The Gospels are clear that Jesus was dead on the Cross John says

But when they came to Jesus and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs:But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water. John 19 v 33-34

Jesus would not have lasted long the guards had whipped and scourged him people died of that alone. When the scripture above says blood and water this only happens when the body has stopped working basically the separation occurs after Death.

When Jesus’ body is taken down, Joseph of Aramathia asks Pilate for his body  and he puts Jesus in his family Tomb. The guards are outside the tomb.Then a few days pass and the woman appear to anoint Jesus body and they  come across an “Empty” tomb. Have an empty-tombencounter with a heavenly being and go and tell his disciples this account more or less is in all four gospels.

People all through the Ages past have known that this is the pivotal point in the Gospels as Paul said “ if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain” Gary Habermas in his book “The case for the Resurrection of Jesus Christ” compiled a list of 2,200 sources from 1975 to the present of scholars on the Resurrection.

In Finding The Real Jesus by  Lee Strobel, on the Resurrection he gives us five Minimal facts 

Fact 1 : Jesus was Killed by Crucifixion 

There is multiple Sources in the New Testament and outside Sources who will find in my Other Blog  Did Jesus Exist..  and even among sceptics, the majority agree he was  Crucified.

Fact 2 : Jesus Disciples believed that he rose from theDead

There is a few pieces of Evidence Pauls Letters and The Gospels Oral traditions passed through the early church and the writings of the early church fathers.

Fact 3 : The Conversion of Paul who persecuted Christians

Paul himself says he met the Risen Christ and Converted and the ancient sources of Luke, Clement of Rome, Polycarp, Tertullian, Dionysius of Corinth and Origen say that paul was willing to suffer and die for his faith.

Fact 4 : The Conversion of James the half brother of Jesus

The Gospels of Mark and John Tell us his brothers never believed in him and in pauls Letter to the Corinthians we Have Jesus appearing to James and James later became a leader in the early Church.

Fact 5 : The Tomb was Empty

This isn’t as well received as the last 4 but the Gospels themselves speak of Christ being raised and the Tomb being empty To give this support out with the Bible we have the Jerusalem Factor that is the Disciples from the start preached he was risen it didn’t take 30-40 years and wasn’t done in a far away land it was done where he was from and at the time it happened and if this was not true we would have all sorts of writings to attest to it being false and it wouldn’t  have gathered pace at all if false.

When talking of the Body of Christ if the Authorities stole the body all they had to do was produce it to put an end to the whole resurrection.In the Gospel of Matthew, the jews admitted the body was gone and concocted a cover story.

Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the city, and shewed unto the chief priests all the things that were done. And when they were assembled with the elders and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers, Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept.And if this come to the governor’s ears, we will persuade him, and secure you.So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day. Matthew 28 v 11-15

Now Psychology tells us no man will die for something that he knows to be a lie we are talking about 12 men who disappeared like scots mist when Jesus was arrested. Something must of happened to make these 12 men go on and proclaim the Gospel knowing that theybelieve would probably be martyred for their faith.

Round about now you will get what about Kamikaze pilots,jihadists they believe in what the are doing  it’s not only dying for a lie ts dying for a lie that you concocted that just doesn’t happen and mass hallucination doesn’t cover it.

Also because everybody’s mind is different, not everybody that is hallucinating sees the same thing and Christ appeared at different times to different people. If you were going to concoct a story in the first century you would not use a woman as the witnesses as their testimony did not count in a court of Law so to use this shows that it is also added to the truthfulness of the account.

We also have the ‘Jesus was a rehash of sun gods from the past’. See Copycat Saviours to dispel this one!

So if you have made it this far, well done!

I hope if you are a Christian this has helped your faith and gives you some future ammunition. If you are seeking I Pray this has helped in your Journey. Jesus was and always will be the most important person in history and you owe it to yourself to find out more about him as he is the Messiah the redeemer your saviour and friend and he will guide you into all truth if you let him.

I thank the Lord   I am not where I was (my story ) and I know I have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Any thought’s feel free to comment, I’d love to hear from you and if you enjoyed this post, consider sharing it on social media and please like and subscribe.

Caleb Keogh

Sources Used:

Did Jesus Exist..

What Is The Bible…?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bible

Introducing the New Testament by John Drane

https://answersingenesis.org/jesus-christ/resurrection/the-body-was-moved/

https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2015/12/17/jesuss-house-the-abysmal-state-of-biblical-archaeology/

Every Teaching of Jesus in the Bible by Larry Richards

http://infidels.org/library/modern/jeff_lowder/jury/luke_and_quirinius.html

Copycat Saviours

Finding The Real Jesus by Lee Strobel

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sepphoris

http://christiananswers.net/q-eden/edn-t018.htmlhttp://www.thefaithexplained.com/blog/authenticating-the-resurrection-of-jesus-the-jerusalem-factor/

 

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