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I’m excited about this months News Mag as we have some great articles by erudite
researchers whose love of what they do is evident in their reportage.
I am amazed at the research that goes into each of these. The articles and
interviews give us up to date information of what is going on in many different
areas, from the supernatural, as in my interview with Caspar McCloud on the
Shroud of Turin, to the article by Doug Hamp correlating ancient prophecy with
the modern state of Israel.
Richard Shaw gives us an inside view of the making of Watchers 6 - The
Secret Cosmic War, while Doug Woodward continues his investigation into the
fascination with Mars in the early 20th century.
David Weatherly takes a break from his research into the supernatural
manifestation of the Black Eyed Kids and instead turns our attention to the use of
Drones by our military and how they may lead to an invasion of our privacy.
Fritz Zimmerman returns with riveting article that discusses the giant
mummies found in California. He also points a finger at the Smithsonian for
making sure any evidence of a giant race of beings was and is covered up!
May is a very busy month as I’m speaking three times and in between
filming Television shows with Sid Roth as well as Prophecy in the News.
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The Paranormal Connection with Mars
By S. Douglas Woodward
Psychic Reality and Life on Mars
At the end of the nineteenth century, many people – if not most – believed intelligent life existed on Mars.
Not only was the idea of smart Martians deemed conservative amongst the masses, it satisfied the more
discriminating tastes of the intelligentsia too. In fact, it was as fashionable to believe in human beings
living on Mars as it was to believe in levitating tables and invisible spirits rapping on wood. Such “parlor
tricks” were highlights amongst the enlightened visions as well as the esoteric entertainment sought by the
rich and famous. Rest assured, mentioning these two topics in the same breath – as odd as it may first
sound – foreshadows the strange subject matter of this article.
Given the topics of previous articles by this author in this very same “Marzulli magazine” over the past
several issues, the reader might be surprised to learn that the personage most influencing this popular
belief in life on Mars before 1901 was not the American, Percival Lowell. As noteworthy as his impact
was on his culture of yesteryear and whose pursuits in Mars gazing were astronomical (if you will pardon
the pun), it was a Frenchman named Nicolas Camille Flammarion (1842 – 1925), born in Montigny-leRoi, Haute-Marne, France that was known far and wide, in both Europe and America, for his acumen on
many matters “far out.” During his amazing career, Flammarion wrote more than 50 titles probing several
esoteric domains including astronomy, science fiction and psychical research. His book, Astronomie
populaire (1880) sold 130,000 copies; quite a best-seller in the nineteenth century. Flammarion also
founded the Société astronomique de France eventually boasting 600 members. Beginning in 1882, he
published the magazine L’Astronomie and became the first citizen of France in all matters of double-stars
and in particular, the planet Mars.
Why he preoccupies us here is due to his nearly seamless interest in both the study of Mars and of
spiritism, a connection author Robert Crossley in his book, Imagining Mars, aptly labeled a “peculiar
symbiosis” which blossomed as the twentieth century began. Crossley points out the fascinating
conjunction of these two realms of divergent study whose twain one would suppose to have never met:
As the fervor for Mars grew in the final two decades of the nineteenth century and into the twentieth century,
there was a parallel explosion of interest in telepathy, reincarnation, and theosophy that was a cosmopolitan
outgrowth of the provincial spiritualist movement that had begun in New York State in the mid-nineteenth
century. In an intriguing historical conjunction, the Society for Psychical Research (SPR) was founded in
London in 1882, just half a dozen years after the modern phase of Martian observation had gotten underway
with the events of the 1877 opposition. Three years later, the American SPR opened in New York, under the
presidency of one of the harder-nosed American astronomers, Simon Newcomb, who was determined to use his
position to expose spiritualism as phony science. It was not unusual for astronomers to sign up as members of
either the British or the American SPR, whose lists included both committed spiritualists and more dispassionate
psychical researchers.
Percival Lowell – as his biographer, David Strauss, has explored in some detail – was intrigued by psychic
research in his earlier years traveling in Japan, and consulted with members of the American SPR and with
William James, who began a two-year term as president of the British SPR in 1894. The sequence of Lowell’s
career as both a scientific researcher and a popular writer who was “drawn to exotic topics – trances and
extraterrestrial life,” as Strauss has commented, itself demonstrates the links between psychic phenomena and
Martiana. Lowell moved from investigating Shinto mesmerism and cases of possession, recorded in his 1894
Occult Japan, to planetary studies begun at his observatory at Flagstaff in that same year. In fact, one hundred
years ago, the two most popular scientific writers who engaged with questions about the habitability of Mars –
Lowell in the United States and Camille Flammarion in France – both combined interests in psychic research
and astronomy, although their interests in the paranormal were sharply different in nature.
Lowell always remained a materialist and looked for physical explanations for psychical practices. When he was
approached by spiritualists hoping to use his Mars research in their cause during the period of his fame as
proponent of an inhabited Mars, Lowell made it clear that he had little patience with table-rappers and clairvoyants
who sought to find in him a kindred spirit. Flammarion, on the other hand, was as devout about parapsychology as
he was about Mars, and the two subjects often commingled in his books.1
Like two other astronomers of the nineteenth century considered previously in these articles, Giovanni
Virginio Schiaparelli (1835 – 1910) and Angelo Secchi (1818 – 1878), Flammarion was trained in Jesuit
schools for most of his advanced studies.2 While attending school with the Jesuits, at the very young age, he
garnered considerable attention writing a book entitled The Cosmogony of the Universe.3 Like Secchi and
Schiaparelli, he was an avid believer in the “plurality of worlds.” We learn from a short biographical piece
published in McClure’s Magazine (1894, written by R. H. Sherard), that his fellow Frenchman flocked to his
lectures devoted to the subject. We can safely assume that attendance at Flammarion’s discourses was
considerably more abundant than at church services in his home town of Paris, given the tide of public
opinion in Europe had turned against Christianity as a source of answers to ultimate questions. The majority
of Europeans (with America about 50 years behind) looked to science (in this case science so-called and
even séance) to provide insights into life’s genesis in the universe.
The Most Famous Frenchman since Napoleon Bonaparte?
On either side of the Atlantic, Flammarion’s acclaim amongst his contemporaries was almost unparalleled.
Indeed, Camille Flammarion was considered a savant, if not a genuine legend in his own time. In fact, his
book by the title The Plurality of Worlds, made Flammarion both famous and wealthy. He told American
journalist Sherard, “The book is now in its thirty-fifth edition. The subject, I may mention, had been
treated about a century before by (Bernard le Bovier de) Fontenelle, but in purely imaginary style.
Fontenelle’s book may be described as a novel, a piece of literature, whilst mine claimed to be a scientific
work.”4 During winter days in Paris – from 1:00 PM for exactly one hour, his wife serving as his secretary
– Flammarion conducted daily meetings with the Parisian populace (“he knew everyone in Paris”) who
wished to drop by to ask his opinion on arcane issues of mutual interest. At 2:00 PM, he would spend an
hour responding to several of thousands of letters which poured in from every corner of the world. In fact,
it is hard to find a singular personality in today’s world that captures the imagination of the pseudointellectual to the extent Flammarion accomplished 120 years ago.
Flammarion was fascinated by psychic powers, even claiming he originated the use of the term applying it as
he did to paranormal activities of mediums (whom he investigated by the dozens). Regarding spiritual
realities, Flammarion found much to applaud in the work of Jean Reynaud (1806 – 1863) and his work, Terre
at Ciel (Earth and Sky). Flammarion was particularly interested in the transmigration of souls, going so far
as to believe that souls on earth progress to other planets as humans or in another life form. Certainly Mars
was more advanced than earth and it would be expected that upon death on this world, some would wind up
there (the reader should take note that various authors published no small number of books from 1880 to
1920, employing this ancient and recurring theme of “dying and going to Mars” instead of the then oh-sospurned notion of heaven or hell).5
Moreover, Flammarion inspired the mind of Percival Lowell in the same way Edgar Rice Burroughs
(through his tales of the U.S. Civil War-cum-Martian warrior – John Carter) inspired Ray Bradbury,
Robert Heinlein, and Carl Sagan mid-way through the twentieth century. While Lowell was publishing
his first book on the subject of the Red Planet in December 1895 (entitled simply enough Mars), Lowell
was simultaneously seeking out his European mentors in earnest and in person. Indeed, Lowell made his
way to Europe to conspire with his aerographical superiors,6 Camille Flammarion and Giovanni
Schiaparelli, mostly to their favorable anticipation. Flammarion stated he found Lowell’s theory of the
canals and the life they implied with the highest interest, though certainly controversial.” 7 Schiaparelli
thought Lowell would make great contributions if he could “reign in his imagination.” We well know
Lowell’s obsession with Mars picked up on Flammarion’s conviction that life there seemed a virtual
certainty. The only real question that remained for this triumvirate of Martian gazers: “Had that life
become extinct?” Lowell’s poem, also simply entitled Mars, raised that very question while interlacing
several “facts” of nineteenth century science amidst his yearning-to-know verses:
Already far on with advancing age,
Has it [Mars] passed its life-bearing stage?
And has that spirit already fled
From that planet of war, once doubtless rife
With myriad forms of happy life
Waging natural selection’s strife –
But are the survivors themselves all dead?
Or is Mars yet inhabited?
When not entertaining Americans enchanted with Mars, Flammarion spent summers at his observatory
located at Juvisy-sur-Orge, France, looking through his telescope well into the warm French nights
whenever “good seeing” allowed him to do so.8 Near the village of La Cour de France, some 30
kilometers (19 miles) by rail south of Paris, it was equipped with a 24-centimeter (9.5-inch) Bardou
refractor. The observatory, according to authors William Sheehan and Stephen James O’Meara (whose
wonderful compilation celebrates those lured to the study of Mars), was dedicated “like a temple to the
planet Mars and to the proposition that it might be an inhabited world.”9 Flammarion’s chateau was
complete with stables, servants’ quarters, and a setting reminiscent of a well-manicured park. For added
color, Sheehan and O’Meara provide this bit of history of the chateau, a gift bequeathed to Flammarion by
an ardent admirer!
It was a site rich in historic associations; the kings of France had rested here on their journeys between Paris
and Fontainebleau, and here, too, on March 30, 1814, l’Empereur Napoleon had first learned of the capitulation
of Paris, an event that marked the downfall of his empire. (Later, after his return to power for the Hundred
Days and his final defeat at Waterloo, Napoleon, in bitter exile on St. Helena, would present a romanticized
version of his career to an attentive British ship’s surgeon, Barry Edward O’Meara” [a distant relative of the
cited author O’Meara].10
Evolution – A Cosmic Imperative
Like Lowell, Flammarion was strongly influenced by evolutionary theory, in particular both Darwin and by
the French natural scientist Lamarck. Evolution was as second nature to Flammarion as, well, the
supernatural. However, the premise that captivated nearly all Martian observers proceeded from an
evolutionary theory whose province was the entirety of the cosmos. This is well captured in a line from
Flammarion’s Uranie where the muse of astronomy, Uranie speaks to her student non-coincidentally named
Camille, whom she is taking on a tour of the universe (shades of Enoch’s global tour with his angelic escorts
as recounted in the Book of Enoch): “Life is earthly on the Earth, Martial on Mars, Saturnian on Saturn,
Neptunian on Neptune, – that is to say, appropriate to each habitation; or, to express it better, more strictly
speaking, produced and developed by each world according to its organic condition, and following a
primordial law which all Nature obeys, – the law of progress."11 Apparently even in worlds beyond earth,
evolution remains worthy of esteem.
Because it was older than the earth (since it was farther from the sun, Mars likely cooled earlier than earth,
possibly generating life there before it did here), Mars would surely yield species more advanced than our
own. Moreover, Flammarion asserted without fear of contradiction in a Europe brimming with hope in the
theories of Marx, “It would be difficult for a human species to be less intelligent than ours, because we do
not know how to behave and three-quarters of our resources are employed for feeding solders.”12 Indeed,
although the subject of Mars and Marxism demands an article in its own right, here we would only point
out that scientific stargazers, whom the public fancied like it does movie stars today, never missed a
chance to offer unsolicited comments promoting the virtues of utopianism and socialism. Moreover, they
contended Martian society should be upheld as the epitome of civilized behavior. If only we could just
find out the details of their existence, no doubt we could advance to greater social heights ourselves.13
But alas, by commenting on political matters, I fear the pathway we follow will grow obscure. To get us
back on track: Sheehan and O’Meara reinforce how Martian astronomers “observed” vaunted hopes
beyond any manner of empirical observation:
The idea that Mars might be a living world had been enthusiastically supported Flammarion, who had gone so
far as to write: “We may hope that, because the world Mars is older than ours, humankind there will be more
advanced and wiser.”14 The same idea had also been endorsed, in at least a qualified sense, by Schiaparelli, who
in the 1880s had recorded changes in the dark markings on the planet leading him to exclaim: “The planet is not
a desert of arid rocks. It lives!” 15 [Emphasis in original]
Electrifying Communiqués
In our last article, we delved into the fascination Mars held for Nikola Tesla and Guglielmo Marconi, two
electrical geniuses to which our modern society owes debts beyond valuing. We discussed the unexpected
possibility that both inventors utilized electrical wireless communication (otherwise known as the radio!)
to dialogue with supposed intelligences on the Red Planet. It was a much more dubious supposition of
writers, under the spell of Mars, to presume it possible to communicate with our counterparts on the Red
Planet telepathically. This would be the ultimate “wireless” medium, if we could come to control it and
put it to practical use.
Speaking of mediums, it would be this class of “good seers” who would employ a psychic, mental manner
of “walk about” by which Mars would be first “explored.”16 Thanks to spirits eager to share idyllic visions
of Mars (while “happy mediums” recorded such imagined explorations through channeled automatic
writing so-called), that refracted sights of Mars gathered so feebly 100 years ago by astronomers could be
supplemented through psychic “seeing” – accounts delightful in detail of the Martian expanse, sporting
orange or red foliage and vast emerald colored plains.
One medium in particular, Sara Weiss, with her 1906 book, Decimon Huydas: A Romance of Mars, would
combine Martian “science” and psychic expression. Crossley connects the evolutionary imperative and
the sought-after wireless means to reach out and touch the Martians:
It is a numbingly tedious recital, interrupted occasionally by a statement of spiritist doctrine about the evolution
of life in the solar system. One such statement by the spirit-narrator of the romance details the expectation that
at some point in the twentieth century the psychic link between the spirits on Mars and terrestrial mediums will
be augmented by the invention of technology for more material telecommunication with Martians. Such a
prediction rested on the two-fold faith that Mars was certainly inhabited and that wireless telegraphy would soon
open up Mars to exchanges of messages with Earth.17
As we mentioned previously, Tesla and Marconi were up to the technological challenge and offered
evidence that the utility of a wireless means for planetary communiqués with Martian society was not out
of the question. Moreover, the connection proffered between mediums and Mars was not a sudden flash in
the pan sponsored by an enlightened few. Believing in the superiority of Mars and in spiritist means to
apprehend it was, in fact, quite ubiquitous. Nor are we exaggerating when we underscore how this notion
held sway for more than several decades. Relying upon Crossley’s analysis once more:
The conjunction of Martian studies and the paranormal is most visible in a number of narratives published by
mediums over the space of about fifty years from the late nineteenth century through the early decades of the
twentieth. Psychologists and philosophers – at a time when psychology was still considered a branch of
philosophy rather than a scientific discipline – were particularly drawn to investigation of séances and of the
experiences and the claims of mediums, including those who offered accounts of their visions of Mars in the
form of travelogues that were, de facto, works of science fiction. The most celebrated instance of the
intersection of Mars and the paranormal appeared at the turn of the twentieth century, when Théodore Flournoy,
professor of psychology at the University of Geneva and a psychical researcher, published Des Indes à la
Planète Mars (1899), his extensive case study of a Swiss medium who called herself Hélène Smith. Smith’s
supposed visionary experiences, manifested in her paintings of the Martian landscape, inhabitants, and artifacts
and, centrally, in the Martian language that she spoke and wrote, attracted the attention of linguists and
psychopathologists, dream analysts and surrealists. Smith’s visions and the fascination they generated can be
more fully understood in the context of other narratives from the 1880s to the 1920s that combined the subject of
Mars with psychic experience.18
Using Science to Vouchsafe Your Point of View
Evangelicals today (which the author calls family) are appropriately startled with so many in our world
duped by the supposed surety guaranteed for their perspectives when blending would-be science with
hearty doses of the paranormal. Science and the supernatural always make for strange bedfellows.
Nevertheless, when we step back to take in the view we shouldn’t be all that shocked. The human race has
always held a fascination for the fantastic, especially when vindicated by slipping science into the mix.
Camille Flammarion was an especially key figure in the regard – his was a venture to marry questionable
psychical studies with a generally scientific search for intelligent life on neighboring worlds. However, we
only have enough remaining space to present little more than his rationale and his conviction that the study
of psychic phenomena constitutes pure science and builds upon an honest, i.e., natural reality – not merely
hopeful illusion.
In his book, Mysterious Psychic Forces: An Account of the Author’s Investigations in Psychical Research,
Together with those of other European Savants19 (with all humility of course), the French savant provided
a carefully worded treatise on the powers of the paranormal. Flammarion was cautious to distinguish
himself from excesses of mediums who he indicated “don’t always cheat.”20 His was an apologetic effort
on behalf of the preternatural. Consequently, it should be no surprise that our champion found it essential
to be most circumspect in order to separate himself from the ranks of the charlatans parading around Paris
at that time.
Flammarion was proud to point out (being as it was the first statement in his book’s Introduction) how his
research into the paranormal began in earnest in 1865 when he was just a lad, authoring a 150-page book
called Unknown Natural Forces (a title chosen to surreptitiously argue that the supernatural isn’t so
“beyond nature” after all!) Hence, by 1909 when Mysterious Psychic Forces was promoted to the public
in America (as I argued in Power Quest, Book One: America’s Obsession with the Paranormal, our
country always provided fertile ground for sowing psychic storylines), Flammarion was eager to share his
vast wisdom – erected as it was upon half a century of experiments involving table levitation and rapping
on counter-tops. In 1865, he stated the following as a premise from which he saw no need to ever depart:
"It requires a good deal of boldness to insist on affirming, in the name of positive science, the POSSIBILITY of
these phenomena (wrongly styled supernatural), and to constitute one's self the champion of a cause apparently
ridiculous, absurd, and dangerous, knowing, at the same time, that the avowed adherents of said cause have little
standing in science, and that even its eminent partisans only venture to speak of their approval of it with bated
breath.” 21 [Emphasis in original]
Amidst discovering several fascinating new words conveying various means of deception while
accomplishing this research (examples being prestidigitation and mountebanks22), this author deems
Flammarion was adequately acquitted of the sharp castigation by a New York Journalist who referenced
him as “Flimflammarion.”23 He sought to explore the mysterious in the name of science – and not
expressly to sell books nor make money at the public’s expense. As additional justification, Flammarion
recounted the familiar (but frustrating reality) of scientists who shun new discoveries because they don’t fit
“their model” of what is truth. In this matter the history of the steam engine was put to good use.
In 1776, a young 25-year old name Jouffroy failed to convince scientists that his forty-foot boat was
propelled by steam. Flammarion recounted: “But all ears were deaf to his words. His only reward was to
be completely isolated and neglected.” He continued:
When he passed through the streets of Baume-les-Dames, his appearance was the signal for jests innumerable.
He was dubbed 'Jouffroy, the Steam Man' ('Jouffroy-la-Pompe'). Ten years later, having built a pyroscaphe
[literally, fireboat] which had ascended the Saône from Lyons to the island of Barbe, he presented a petition to
Calonne, the comptroller-general of finance, and to the Academy of Sciences. They would not look at his
invention!
On August 9, 1803, Fulton went up the Seine in a new steamboat at the rate of about four miles an hour. The
members of the Academy of Sciences as well as government officials were present on the occasion. The next
day they had forgotten all about it, and Fulton went to make the fortunes of Americans.24
Next, Flammarion mentioned a multi-millennium old phrase that has more truth contained within its three
words than we can explore here: MENS AGITAT MOLEM (mind acting on matter gives it life and
motion). In this specific context, Flammarion posited these words assure that our human nature seeks “to
study, to determine, to analyze, – elements still unexplained and which belong to the psychic realm… even
if it should be proved that Spiritualism consists only of tricks of legerdemain, 25 the belief in the existence
of souls separate from the body would not be affected in the slightest degree. Besides, the deceptions of
mediums do not prove that they are always tricky. They only put us on our guard, and induce us to keep a
stern watch upon them.” Despite his counsel to employ healthy skepticism, Flammarion nevertheless
hoped “to convince the reader that these things really exist, and are neither illusions nor farces, nor feats of
prestidigitation. My object is to prove their reality with absolute certainty, to do for them what… I have
done for telepathy, the apparitions of the dying, premonitory dreams, and clairvoyance.” [Emphasis mine]
26 Once again, we recognize Flammarion’s humility knows no bounds! Nevertheless, he goes on to
provide a series of examples, some with photographs, to prove that mediums demonstrated true psychic
power in his exalted presence – such purveyors of the paranormal being only too happy to do tricks in his
parlor. In summary he asserted, “This phenomenon of levitation is, to me, absolutely proved, although we
cannot explain it.”27
Conclusion
However, we must close now by reinforcing once more the sacrosanct link between Martian and psychical
research – so common at the end of the nineteenth century. Robert Crossley’s summary of Flammarion’s
book, Urania (1889) serves our purpose well in this regard.
Of all the works of fiction that incorporate spiritualist structures or motifs, none was as influential as
Flammarion’s, for the obvious reason of his dual status as an astronomer and a popular writer. Because
Flammarion was so attached to his theories, both on the habitability of the planets and on reincarnation, his
fiction is extraordinarily didactic and autobiographical, as much personal essay as narrative. Uranie, published
in 1889 and translated into English in the following year, is named for the muse of astronomy. A summary of the
organization of this book may suggest how stubbornly the author seeks a seamlessness between astronomy and
parapsychology and between romance and fact.
In part I, the first-person narrator (we eventually learn that his name is Camille) tells of his apprenticeship at the
Paris Observatory at age seventeen where, Pygmalion-like, he becomes obsessed by a statuette of Urania. In a
dream, Urania comes alive to take him on a tour of the universe and to introduce him to the infinite diversity of
worlds and species. The narrator’s friend, twenty-five-year-old astronomer George Spero, is the protagonist of
part II. After Spero and his fiancée Iclea are killed in a ballooning accident, the narrator goes to a séance and the
savant has a vision of a place with cliffs and foaming seas, sandy beaches, and reddish vegetation. The landscape
is Martian, and in the vision, the savant sees Spero and Iclea, who somehow have ended up on Mars after their
deaths. The major portion of part III is devoted to case histories— what Flammarion italicizes as facts— that
purport to validate claims of communication between the living and the dead. Some of the cases are
documented in the text from publications of the Society for Psychical Research. Alternating these “authentic”
stories of telepathy with passages on the telescopic observation of Mars, the narrator insists that “astronomy and
psychology [read Parapsychology] are indissolubly connected.”
The narrator falls asleep under a tree and awakens to the sight of two small moons in the sky. He, too, is now on
Mars. He feels astonishingly light on his feet, discovers that he has acquired a sixth sense (magnetism), and
observes the Earth appearing as the evening star. This last sight leads him to meditate on the failures of most
terrestrials to appreciate the beauty of their planet as they indulge in soldiering and nationalist wars: “Ah! if
they could behold the earth from the place where I am now, with what pleasure would they return to it, and what
a transformation would be effected in their ideas.”28
In this final evocative statement from Flammarion, one can scarcely find a more syrupy, albeit salvific
passage promoting the power of science (combined with human reckoning as willing accomplice) to solve
all humankind’s ills. But such is the stuff that dreams are made of – especially dreams dreamt up by a
savant awash in his own worldly wisdom. Given the implications of the teachings of such an esteemed
and learned man as Flammarion, one is given to wonder not so much if Mars boasts intelligent life, but
whether the best and brightest on this planet, apart from the enlightenment gained through biblical
revelation, are themselves deserving of such an affirmative attribute. For in our fallen state, humankind
invents all manner of misunderstanding and misconception – much to our
eternal peril.
*******
S. Douglas Woodward has written five books and contributed to several others. His most recent book is
Power Quest, Book Two: The Ascendancy of Antichrist in America.
He is a frequent speaker and can be contacted at [email protected]
His web site is www.faith-happens.com.
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The Synchronous Events that Lead to Discovery
What is the truth behind what we found in Peru?
Richard Shaw
WATCHERS 6 was a huge undertaking for us, a trek into many areas of Peru to look for evidence
of a past civilization known as the Nephilim. Anyone reading LA’s blog already know a lot about
them from a biblical sense, but getting hard evidence is very difficult.
There are others who are have also dedicated a great amount of research about the Nephilim.
People like Russ Dizdar, Rob Skiba, Joe Taylor, Patrick Heron, Doug Hamp and Chuck Missler, to
name a few. There are also others who seem to be disseminating false or confusing information, or
negative posts not based on their own hard research or scientific data. Still, if these people yell
loudly enough or make snide remarks, people listen. It’s always easier to criticize than do your own
investigative struggle. Negative information is not always helpful, but having an open mind and a
certain level of calmness is the only way to evaluate what may be revealed in the next few years.
When we went to Peru, I already was well versed about the Nephilim, its biblical account in the
book of Genesis, (and other Torah books) as well as the writings about them in the book of Enoch.
The more one studies this area, the clearer it seems that the Fallen Ones were responsible for the
megalithic structures all over the world. The construction techniques are almost the same. I didn’t
know much about Peru, so I went there with an open mind not knowing what we’d truly find, or even
what Watchers 6 would be about. I went without a script or any idea of what kind of film I was going
to make. LA had already booked the trip and done his homework. Brien Foerster was going to be
our boots on the ground expert. That’s all I knew. This is not unusual for me, since when we
embark on a new project I never know how it will shape up until I have shot all the pieces and have
heard all the evidence. It unfolds as we go. I’m constantly learning and L.A.’s adventure, as what
usually happens, also became mine. It was the most physically grueling shoot I’ve ever been on. It
took me two weeks to recuperate.
Once back at my studio, the films seem to edit themselves. There are days where I’m able to only
finish a few seconds of the film, and other days where I do ten minutes. It’s whether I feel in the
flow, or not. When I do, hours seem like minutes.
I’m convinced that God wants us to continue the Watchers series. We’re not getting rich doing
them, but we are able to forge ahead. Each film builds upon the previous one and as more films are
sold we have the funding for the next one. We are not endowed by any large network or mega
church. For that I am grateful. It allows us to simply tell the story in a truthful manner, as we see
things unfold. There are no sponsors to satisfy, no network execs wanting to steer our content.
There are limitations in the productions to what I can do as a result. Some TV execs have wanted
us to remove certain things from our films for their audiences, and we have declined.
I’ve simply encountered too many unexplained synchronicities while working on Watchers that
I can’t explain. It has come down to where praying for little things to happen, suddenly do. It’s
the little things that make me smile. Lost items, found. Small requests made that are
answered. This happens all the time since I’ve been directing Watchers.
A very strange thing happened the other day. So bizarre that I have to mention it. We are
renting a place where we are unable to have pets. I tend to miss having a cat or dog around
while I work. Even a bird, except for the fact that they can often become a bit too chatty for the
edit suite, and it’s hard to play with goldfish!
While we were in Peru, we went into a graveyard looking for skulls. At the entrance to the
Chongos area, a seven mile private reserve, were two owls on a branch guarding the place.
This is often interesting at the onset of a graveyard, but owls are carnivorous creatures so they
like to hang out where a mouse or other kind of rodent may be hanging around. We pulled up
beside the branches where these owls were so I could get a shot. Everyone was waiting in the
hot van while I’m messing around with my camera. Not wanting to scare them away with undo
activity, I didn’t have the time to open my case and pull out my 400mm lens, so I went with the
200mm that was already on the camera. I slowly crept up under them, shooting at the same
time in case they flew away. Owls, it is not commonly known, cannot rotate their eyeballs.
They have the ability to turn their head almost 270° to look around. Fortunately for me, they
stayed on the branch and weren’t threatened by my presence. So, I kept moving in closer and
zoomed in. I’ve learned from past experience that animals often respond positively if you talk
to them. I began talking to the one owl, who then looked down at me. That’s the shot that’s in
Watchers 6. I was stunned on how beautiful they were once I was in position to get a good
shot. We weren’t afraid of each other. His markings and eyes were more like a cat than a bird.
I would have liked to have gotten closer, but we had to go. He never flew away. I would have
liked to have taken him home, except I know that owls don’t make good pets.
When I got back home I felt a bit empty since that experience reminded me of God’s
handiwork in his vast creation, and it was over. You can feel the love God put into his creation.
I asked a silly request. “Do you suppose you could bring me a bird just to hold and look at for
a moment? Just to touch it?” I mean, that is a childish request for sure, but I have no doubt
that God could do that if he wanted to. Nothing happened.
A couple days later, Mary and I went to San Pedro for lunch by the water. It’s a place we like
to go to watch the ships coast by, feed the seagulls and just relax for a moment. After lunch,
we walked down the path by the place and there was a lady in a wheelchair coming to have
lunch. We were both on the same path and so stopped to say hi. It was hard to not notice that
on her shoulder was a beautiful parrot. I couldn’t believe it. In less than a minute she put him
on her finger, reached out and gave him to me. We continued our discussion with her about
her bird, while he was sitting on my shoulder and came down on my hand -- wanting to be
stroked. Never acting like he wanted to fly away. Very unusual behavior for a bird, unless he
was fond of human contact, which some of them are that are hand fed. It was then that I
remembered my request a couple days earlier. You feel that chill running down your spine,
that almost giddy sensation of being a little kid again -- that God can do the unexpected and
that unbelievably he cares about the most insignificant little things. I don’t know why. We just
have to be grateful and realize these events aren’t just coincidence. What would this be? A one
in a million probability that a woman that I didn’t know would put a bird in my hand only a couple
days after asking for it?
I don’t want to give away the important parts of the film, since you need to feel the same element
of discovery that we felt by being there. What I can say is that there are skulls in Peru that are
not fully human. I’m convinced these are true hybrids -- half human and half unknown. Whether
angelic or alien, I don’t know. Their skulls were vastly different from ours. The lack of sutures, the
enormity of the cranial area, the huge eye sockets that some of them had, and nasal areas that
defy explanation. Red hair on some where no one in that area of South America is now born with
that color.
DNA testing is going on. Raman Spectroscopy has been done on the auburn hair from a
mummy we had access to. We are looking at this totally from a scientific viewpoint and not just
an emotional outburst or any unjustified claims about ET’s or Biblical scripture. Apparently, there
were thousands of people about 2,800 years ago that had elongated skulls. It is pretty easy to
distinguish which ones were a result of the so-called “cradleboarding” (cranial deformation) vs a
natural skull where the person was born that way. We saw, and handled, both kinds. You won’t
find it in museums in America or in many other parts of the world. Peru is different but even there
the authorities are starting to crack down on what people are allowed to see. They know that
intelligent people are putting the pieces of the puzzle together. The truth has to come out.
We should feel privileged that we are seeing and exploring things today that few people have
experienced. Mysteries and ancient texts are starting to make sense again after thousands of
years. It is only my opinion, but I believe it is because the world is winding down and the ancient
prophecies about the time of the end seem as if they’re starting to unfold. We will not predict the
future or make wild claims about when things are to happen. That is not what Watchers is about.
We can consider the things going on in this world and what is written about these times and
make a comparison. We’re not there yet, but secrets are being revealed to those that carefully
consider the evidence with an open mind.
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Last week I was asked to speak to a group of people whose particular
denominations appear to simply ignore or not fully understand the Baptism of the
Holy Spirit. After presenting the Gospel truth to them from the Holy Scriptures the
power of the Lord came into that place reminiscent in the Book of Acts and many
received supernatural gifts from the Lord. The Lord also demonstrated His gifts by
healing several people in need who attended this meeting. For example as I
prayed and laid hands on one young women who recently suffered injuries from an
motorcycle accident the Lord in His mercy, grace and love healed her. As all the
pain left her she was able to remove her braces and get on with her life, all Glory
to God. When people are healed supernaturally they know you could not do that
except the Lord decides to move through you in the gifts of the Holy Spirit. As we
see in Mark 16:17–18 Jesus said that there would be five supernatural signs that
would follow believers. “1.They will cast out demons”, “2.They will speak with new
tongues.” "3.They shall take up serpents;" "4. If they drink any deadly thing, it
shall not hurt them;" "5. They shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover."
We have seen tremendous emphasis and much confusion in the church placed
upon this second sign: “they will speak with new tongues.” I believe it must be a
very important supernatural weapon as the devil has worked so hard to try and
stop Christians from experiencing and exercising it.By comparison, however, very
little has been said and taught about the first sign: “they will cast out demons.
”Our ministry has been involved in preaching the Gospel, healing the sick and that
means dealing with demons. We have seen many people wonderfully delivered by
God and made free from them. However, I have observed that when ever we have
taught and preached against demons, many Christians react to our teachings the
same way without exception, with a sense of ignorance and fear. I must put them
in that order because ignorance is the primary cause of the spirit of fear. Jesus
said know the truth and it will make you free. Ignorance keeps you in the dark,
knowledge brings you into the light. All evil needs ignorance which is darkness to
survive in, just like a fish needs water to live in and we need air to breath. We
read in John 8:12 "Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the
light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but
shall have the light of life."
From personal observation since we know that legions of evil spirits can be in one
person at one time as the Lord Jesus addressed the demon possessed man in
Mark 5:9 And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My
name is Legion: for we are many. A Roman legion was typically composed of up to
5,000 soldiers.
So it appears then as you entertain any toxic/negative thinking which basically
appears to invite them into your holy temple the same way drops of blood attract
sharks in the ocean. Then these foul unclean spirits come and associate with
particular areas of the brain and they work at disrupting specific chemicals starting
in your imagination.
All the more reason we need to understand and practicing taking every thought
captive to Christ our Lord. (2 Corinthians 10:5)
For example a spirit of fear, unforgiveness, an unloving spirit, or a spirit of selfhatred could set up a stronghold in your hypothalamus, which acts like the brain of
your endocrine system, and then block oxytocin and vasopressin, which are those
good bonding hormones you need from being synthesized properly into your body
which keeps you from experiencing love, joy and peace in the Holy Ghost.
Is it possible these foul unclean spirits could perhaps lodge in your pituitary gland,
which is a pea-sized gland located at the base of the skull between the optic
nerves. The pituitary gland secretes hormones. It functions as our thermostat that
controls all other glands that are responsible for hormone secretion. It controls
body temperature, thyroid activity, growth during childhood, urine production,
testosterone production in males and ovulation and estrogen production in
females. So if an unclean spirit can access this he can block the proper amounts of
hormones from being secreted. Without proper levels of serotonin and dopamine
you will suffer from a spirit of depression.
Being invisible disembodied spirits they have no way to express their evil nature
unless they can use you, or an animal.
Jesus cast out 7 evil spirit from Mary Magdalene and perhaps 5000 from the man
in Mark 5:9 So 5000 is rather quite a lot to fit in one place, which begs the
question, how big can they really be? My Heavenly Father is surly much bigger and
much more powerful.
It does make one contemplate and wondered if these unclean spirits might be
able to place themselves in the synapse, and disrupt the proper flow of the sodium
and potassium ion channels, as well as disrupt the axon membrane permeability,
which would cause a derailment of your impulses. I suppose that would play very
well into how the spirit of addictions and all bad habits set up strongholds because
of entertaining toxic thoughts. Keeping in mind not every thought you have is your
own.
When I share about neuroplasticity it is basically your brain's ability to reorganize
itself by forming new neural connections throughout life, depending on what
thoughts you feed it. Because it is not so much what you eat, but rather what is
eating you.
As the enemy of our souls is also known to be so subtle and crafty it appears to
me that they are also able to take up residence in the reward/pleasure centers of
the limbic system, and block dopamine and endorphins leaving you tormented in
pain. I am not just talking about positive thinking, rather I am urging you to get
into Godly thinking. Again if there was no pleasure in sin, no one would be
tempted to sin, and all sin begins with a thought as someone had to think it before
it became a word or action. We read in Genesis 3:1"Now the serpent was
more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made.
And he said unto the woman, Yea, has God said, you shall not eat of every
tree of the garden?"
So then, wherever the demons set up a stronghold they block the ability to
experience the love of God and the love and bonding to others, including being
able to love yourself for the unique person God has created you to be. By the way,
you are the only you there will ever be. The world calls this attachment disorder,
but we know from the Bible this is a work of the devil who assigns his evil demonic
entities to try and steal, kill and destroy each person. John 10:10"The thief
cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that
they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." But
praise God evil spirits can be cast out in Jesus/Yashus'a all powerful name!
Being spirits, they can fit into what looks like to us a very small space. 5,000 is a
lot in one brain compared to Mary Magdalene's 7 evil spirits. Might it be possible
they can take up residence within the synapses, as information from one neuron
flows to another neuron across a synapse? Are they then is able to mess with the
sodium and potassium ion channels, (Ion channels are pore-forming proteins
that appear to help establish and control the small voltage gradient across the
plasma membrane of cells) ( potassium channels are the most widely distributed
type of ion channel and are found in virtually all living organisms.)
If that is happening then the enemy is able to mess up the axon membrane
permeability, and cause a derailment of the impulse, which probably invites a spirit
of self-pity in to keep you from finding your freedom, as the spirit of self-pity will
bind you to your past.
I pray we all continue seeking our Lord's awesome guidance, wisdom and
direction. It is His desire for you to be prosper and be in health as He Tells us in
places like, Psalm 103:1"Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within
me, bless his holy name.2Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his
benefits:3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy
diseases;"
Now consider what Jesus did here as we read in Matthew 10:1" And when he
had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against
unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and
all manner of disease." The Lord then sent out the 70 and they saw healings
and miracles, then He sent the rest of us in every proceeding generation. Acts 1:8
"But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you:
and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea,
and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth." The Bible also
tells us that if we are not received that we simply wipe the dust off our feet and
keep going. That's a hard scripture to practice, but we must remember we are not
any ones Holy Spirit. We are not responsible for their illness nor are we
responsible for their healing. It is between them and the Lord and sometimes you
have to get out of the way because if you are preaching to them that can
sometimes build up more resistance rather then just loving on them with that
Agape Christ's like love. If you have lovingly taught the Gospel truth; let the Holy
Spirit do His job to convict them. Let us believe the Lord at His Word and that He
will do the healing and restoring and miracle part.
Jesus told us to go make disciples of all nations and what do disciples do? What
did Jesus disciples do, what are we suppose to be doing? When Jesus had a church
service, He preached the Gospel healed the sick and cast out demons. What
should we the church being doing today? Jesus instructed us in John 14:12 Verily,
verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do
also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be
glorified in the Son.
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If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
Again an evil spirit is disembodied and so it has no body unless it can borrow
yours or an animal to manifest itself in and give expression to its evil nature.
When we cast these things out in Jesus/Yashu'a name, recognise the truth, repent
of our sins and practice being a Doer of the Word, that evil spirit goes back into
torment and you come back into peace. Which I believe is a fair exchange.
Remember we read in James 1:22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only,
deceiving your own selves.
In Christ's love
Pastor Caspar
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Biblical Nephilim's Mummified Remains Discovered in
California
Fritz Zimmerman
An Autobiography of Buffalo Bill (Colonel W. F. Cody) 1920
The Giant Race According to the Pawnee Indians.
“These giants, said the Indians, denied the existence of a Great Spirit. When they
heard the thunder or saw the lightning, they laughed and declared that they were
greater than either. This so displeased the Great Spirit that he caused a deluge. The
water rose higher and higher till it drove these proud giants from the low grounds to
the hills and thence to the mountains. At last even the mountaintops were
submerged and the mammoth men were drowned”
Does this story sound familiar? The account of the giant race (Nephilim) and
subsequent flood is part of
the religious paradigm of
many religions and peoples
across the world. For those
who have not accepted the
Nephilim as fact, what
follows are just a few of the
many historic accounts of
the giant race in North
America. Academia's
answer to the size of these
giant humans is that they
were afflicted with
“gigantism' which is caused
by an over active pituatary
gland. They would go so far as to claim all three of the following giants had this
disorder, really? Genesis 6 : 4 “There were giants in those days...” Believe it.
The World, October 7, 1895
BIGGEST GIANT EVER KNOWN
Nine Feet High and Probably a California Indian
Measurement Well Authenticated
Other Big Men and Women of Fact and Fable Who Are Famous Types if Giantism
“The corpse of the biggest man that ever lived has been dug up near San Diego
California. At all events there is no satisfactory read in ancient or modern history of any
human being nearly so tall. The mummy-for in such a condition the remains were foundis that of a person would have been about nine feet high in life. This makes allowances
for the shrinkage, which may be pretty closely calculated.
As to the accuracy in the estimate there can no question, as the cadaver has been carefully
inspected and measured by Prof. Thomas Wilson, Curator of the Department of
Prehistoric Anthropology in the Smithsonian Institution, and by other scientists. The
tapeline even now registers the length from heel to top of the head at eight feet four
inches.
The mummy is that of an
Indian and is almost
certainly prehistoric, though
its age cannot be determined
with any sort of accuracy.
Historical records of the part
of California where it was
found go back for at least
250 years, and they make no
mention of any man of
gigantic stature. How much
older the body may be must
be left open to conjecture.
Its preservation, its
preservation is no matter of
surprise, in that arid region
the atmospheric conditions
are such that a corpse buried
in the dry season might very
well become perfectly
desiccated before the arrival
of the rains, and thus be
rendered permanently proof against
decay.
The body was found in a cave by a
party of prospectors. Over the head
are the remnants of a leather hood.
The man was well advanced in years.
It has been stated that the man must
have surpassed in height any giant of
whom there is an historical record.
This is unquestionably true so far as
the last two centuries are concerned,
and accounts of older dates are not
well authenticated. Indeed they grow
more and more apocryphal as distant
in time increases.”
This photo is the original that was
used in the newspaper article. Note
how the mummies arms are folded
and how the man on the right is
mimicking the pose. Unfortunately
whenever you read the word
“Smithsonian” in an article about
giants, it
means it
has been destroyed or forever hidden from the public.
The mummified remains of a female who measured 6 feet
8 inches tall and small infant were discovered in 1895 by
miners who were working near Bridlevale Falls, California.
In 1885, prospectors discovered the mummified remains
of another woman measuring 6 feet 8 inches tall holding a
child. The mummies were discovered in a cave, entombed
behind a wall of rock in the Yosemite Valley. This mummy
has been reported to be located at the Ripley's, Believe It or
Not Museum, in Orlando Florida.
Photograph of the woman and child that were found in
the Yosemite Valley in 1895
These mummies may be related to the Spirit Cave mummy found in Nevada that
dated to 7000 B.C.. Further studies determined that the mummy exhibits Caucasoid
characteristics with DNA most closely resembling the Norwegians. The Paiutes, an
Indian tribe indigenous to parts of Nevada, Utah and Arizona, told the early settlers about
their ancestors’ constant battles with a ferocious race of white, red-haired giants, who
were eventually exterminated.
Stories shared of giant race whose misdeeds caused a catastrophic flood in the Bible
and amongst Native American tribes can not be dismissed as serendipidous.
Unfortunately, these facts have been deemed as “politically incorrect” which will keep
the story from being aired or published in the mainstream media.
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The Fig Tree Has Budded
Evidence from Matthew 24 that the Lord Will Return
In the Span of a Generation from Israel’s Birth
Douglas Hamp
www.douglashamp.com
2013
Introduction
As a boy I remember feeling the rush of the wind strike my face, the sky grow dark as
ominous clouds rolled in and covered the sun. Then the sounds of the thunder could
be heard in the distance and the sky flashed. It was a time of great anticipation and
excitement. Even though the storm was several miles away, it was clear to all that it
was coming. The end times can be likened a great deal to a coming storm. We can see
the storm coming and feel its effect even though it has not yet arrived fully. So it is
with the Lord’s return, the signs are evident even though the event itself has not yet
arrived.
Concerning the time of the Lord’s return, Jesus’ disciples asked him: “what will be the
sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” (Matthew 24:3b). Jesus then began to
describe the many things that would precede His second coming – many of which are
being fulfilled before our eyes. Jesus said “For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I
am the Christ,’ and will deceive many,” (Matthew 24:5). Since 1900 there have been
many dozens who have either claimed to be Jesus or the Christ in one form or
another. Some of the most notable are Sun Myung Moon, founder of the Unification
Church and David Koresh of the Branch Davidian religious sect, Ariffin Mohamed from
Malaysia and Sergei Torop from Russia.
He then spoke of wars, rumors of war and nation against nation.
And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all
these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against
nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and
earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows, (Matthew
24:6-8).
Only in the twentieth century have we seen the entire world at war not just once but
twice. The projected death toll for the Second World War alone is upwards of fifty
million people – a number unheard of before in human history. The past century
could easily be classified as wars, rumors of wars, nation against nation and kingdom
against kingdom.
There are many signs of the Lord’s second coming just as there were for his first
coming and the Lord rebuked the leaders of his day for not picking up on the revealed
signs that were evident of his first coming.
When you see a cloud rising in the west, you say at once, 'A shower is coming.' And so
it happens. And when you see the south wind blowing, you say, 'There will be
scorching heat,' and it happens. You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the
appearance of earth and sky, but why do you not know how to interpret the
present time? (Luke 12:54-56).
Just as the signs of the coming storm were obvious to me as a boy, so should those
leaders have known that their Messiah was coming. Jesus noted that they could easily
and successfully forecast the weather by simply looking at the sky yet failed to see (or
at least to accept) the Messiah in front of them. We too see the last days’ signs that
Jesus spoke about are either happening or about to happen in our day.
Knowing the Times and Seasons
Paul, in his letter to the Thessalonians wrote that believers could and should know the
times and seasons of the Lord’s (second) coming since they were not in the darkness
like others.
Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need to have
anything written to you. For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will
come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, "There is peace and security,"
then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant
woman, and they will not escape. But you are not in darkness, brothers, for that day
to surprise you like a thief. For you are all children of light, children of the day. We
are not of the night or of the darkness,” (I Thessalonians 5:1-5).
Birth Contractions
Jesus likened all of the events mentioned above to birth pains by saying: “All these
are but the beginning of the birth pains,” (Matthew 24:8). Just like for a woman in
labor, the contractions will get closer and closer until finally the child is born, so it is
if we were to consider today’s events in terms of giving birth, we might say that
prophetically all that is left is to push the baby out. All that the Lord had said so far
(discussed above) was a response to the disciples’ question “what will be the sign of
your coming and of the end of the age?”
The Fig Tree is the Sign of His Coming
Jesus then gave an important sign to look for concerning his coming: the fig tree. The
sign of his coming and the end of the age is the fig tree:
Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender
and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. So you also, when you see all
these things, know that it is near--at the doors! Assuredly, I say to you, this
generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place, (Matthew
24:32-34).
The Fig Tree Is Israel
There are two obvious questions concerning this parable: who or what is the fig tree
and how long is a generation? The answer to the first question is unmistakably Israel.
God clearly compares Israel with a fig tree. The following verses are given in
chronological order.
I found Israel like grapes in the wilderness; I saw your fathers as the firstfruits on the
fig tree in its first season, (Hosea 9:10).
Here God compares Israel to grapes and the fathers to fruits of the fig tree. Then in
Joel He speaks of “my land” as being comparable to “my fig tree” again showing that
Israel (both ethnically/nationally and geographically) is symbolized as a fig tree.
For a nation has come up against My land, strong, and without number; His teeth are
the teeth of a lion, and he has the fangs of a fierce lion. He has laid waste My vine, And
ruined My fig tree; He has stripped it bare and thrown it away; Its branches are made
white, (Joel 1:6-7).
Next God shows Jeremiah a vision of baskets of good figs and bad figs. Note that
both the good and the bad are representative of Israel (Judah). The “good” are taken
out of the land, that is, out of danger, and the “bad” are left to be judged.1
One basket had very good figs, like the figs that are first ripe; and the other basket
had very bad figs which could not be eaten, they were so bad. Then the LORD said to
me, "What do you see, Jeremiah?" And I said, "Figs, the good figs, very good; and the
bad, very bad, which cannot be eaten, they are so bad." "Thus says the LORD, the God
of Israel: "Like these good figs, so will I acknowledge those who are carried away
captive from Judah, whom I have sent out of this place for their own good, into the
land of the Chaldeans. "And as the bad figs which cannot be eaten, they are so bad'-surely thus says the LORD--"so will I give up Zedekiah the king of Judah, his princes,
the residue of Jerusalem who remain in this land, and those who dwell in the land of
Egypt, (Jer 24:2, 3, 5, 8).
Jesus continues the correlation of Israel with a fig tree during the final stage of His
ministry. Keep in mind that Jesus had been ministering in Israel for about three years
when He gave this parable. Just like the illustration of God seeking good fruit from His
vineyard and finding none in Isaiah 5:1-7, so too Jesus, had come in person expecting
to find some good fruit and found little or none.
He also spoke this parable: A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he
came seeking fruit on it and found none. Then he said to the keeper of his vineyard,
‘Look, for three years I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree and find none. Cut
it down; why does it use up the ground?’ But he answered and said to him, ‘Sir, let it
alone this year also, until I dig around it and fertilize it. And if it bears fruit, well. But if
not, after that you can cut it down,’ (Luke 13:6-9).
That Jesus had Israel in mind is confirmed at the end of the chapter when He laments
over Jerusalem because of their unwillingness to receive their Messiah and declares
that their house is left desolate. Furthermore, the Jewish leaders of Jerusalem could in
no way say “blessed is He…” so long as they were not living in the land of Israel
(during the time of their exile).
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent
to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her
brood under her wings, but you were not willing! See! Your house is left to you
desolate; and assuredly, I say to you, you shall not see Me until the time comes when
you say, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD!’ (Luke 13:34-35).
The Cursed Tree
Jewish men were to present themselves before the Lord three times a year. Jesus came
up to Jerusalem via Jericho on a number of occasions during the three plus years of
His ministry in order to celebrate the feasts. There was a fig tree by the road (Matt
21:19) that He invariably must have seen on a number of occasions as He went up to
Jerusalem. The day of the triumphal entry, as He came up from Jericho on His way to
Jerusalem, Jesus must have seen the tree and noted that there was not any fruit on it –
just as the land owner in the parable found none. Coming into Jerusalem, He was
hailed as the Messiah by the masses. He then drove out the money changers from the
temple foreshadowing his coming pronouncement that Israel, like the fig tree, was
barren. In the evening He set out for Bethany to spend the night with His friends
Mary, Martha and Lazarus (Bethany was on the same road which came up from
Jericho). Returning to Jerusalem in the morning, Jesus passed by the fig tree, noted
that there was no fruit on it when there should have been at least some early fruit.
Seeing that the tree was unfruitful, He then cursed it.
And seeing a fig tree by the road, He came to it and found nothing on it but leaves,
and said to it, "Let no fruit grow on you ever again." Immediately the fig tree withered
away. (Matt 21:19)
Thus, just like His parable of the fig tree, He had come looking for fruit from the
Jewish leadership for over three years finding none. They were like the barren fig tree
with no fruit to be found and so He then pronounced judgment on the worthless tree
causing it to die immediately which symbolized the nation. With all of that as our
backdrop, we then come to the time markers that He gave us during the Olivet
discourse, this time reading Luke’s account:
Then He spoke to them a parable: "Look at the fig tree, and all the trees. When they
are already budding, you see and know for yourselves that summer is now near, (Luke
21:29- 30).
When Jesus commanded them to learn a parable from the fig tree, they must have had
swirling in their minds the recent events of the parable and the cursed fig tree. The
Hebrew Bible (OT) background makes it clear that Jesus is likening Israel to the fig
tree and just as the fig tree withered, so too would Israel soon be destroyed by the
Romans.
Israel was destroyed by the Romans in 70 AD and then again in 135 AD. After the
second Jewish revolt they were warned not to return to Jerusalem upon the pain of
death. They were then dispersed to the four corners of the earth – without a
homeland for nearly 1900 years. Furthermore, the curse appears to apply to the land
itself as well. Rabbi Menachem Kohen of Brooklyn discovered that the land of Israel
“suffered an unprecedented, severe and inexplicable (by anything other than
supernatural explanations) drought that lasted from the first century until the 20th –
a period of 1,800 years coinciding with the forced dispersion of the Jews.” 2 Journalist
Joseph Farah, prompted by the research of Rabbi Kohen, later discovered that only
after the Jews returned did the rain begin to come:
For 1,800 years, it hardly ever rained in Israel. This was the barren land discovered by
Mark Twain. So-called "Palestine" was a wasteland – nobody lived there. There was no
indigenous Arab population to speak of. It only came after the Jews came back.
Beginning in A.D. 70 and lasting until the early 1900s – about 660,000 days – no rain.
I decided to check this out as best I could and examined the rainfall data for 150 years
in Israel beginning in the early 1800s and leading up to the 1960s. What I found was
astonishing – increasing rainfall almost every single year – with the heaviest rainfall
coming in and around 1948 and 1967.3
Then after those many years and just as Isaiah had foretold, Israel was born in one
day:
Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things? Shall the earth4 be made to
give birth in one day? Or shall a nation be born at once? For as soon as Zion was in
labor, She gave birth to her children, (Isaiah 66:8).
On May 14, 1948 Israel (the fig tree) declared independence and then was ratified as a
nation by edict of the United Nations and literally was born in one day. 19485
becomes the year by which a generation can be measured against.
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F e e d b a c k
Hi L.A.,
Listened to the video on Saturday and must tell you it is a very moving piece of artistic music.
You are a man blessed many times over L.A.. A researcher. author, lecturer, watchman and
now I find out a man of beautiful music. Thank you for sharing your hard work. Just wanted to
let you know that I have been studying the pictures of the Shroud you posted and I'm
absolutely appalled at how they tortured Him with that metal ridden whip! The marks are not
only on His back (and going over the shoulders onto the chest) but across His entire body!
(front and back) They stood Him up as they whipped Him. It is obvious the marks were
calculated to do the most damage they could inflict upon Him. Dear God in heaven! I keep
saying "they", but I'm quite well aware I'm just as responsible for those stripes, as we all are
for all the sins we have committed. It's no wonder Isaiah says He was so marred that one
would hardly know a man was standing there. (and His suffering wasn"t over yet, He still had
hours to go) Such Love for the likes of all of us is awesome, I don't have the words to describe
such Love. I could go on L.A., brother in Jesus, but I'm sure you are quite well aware. May
God Bless you and your family and keep you safe in these troubling times.
Your sister in Christ, Jesus,
Jane
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LA, what a blessing you are. My friend Kevin and I were reading through Daniel and Ezekiel
and Revelation and I was getting frustrated not knowing what went where. I mean we see the
high points, but like you said we see dimly at present. We sense this new pope my very well
be the False Prophet and just yesterday we sincerely asked the Lord simply to show us His
Truth. Today, there it is...King Abdullah and his possible role. How amazing the Lord is and
always gets us to the right place at the right time. Thanks for being that blessing and bringing
us yet another piece of the puzzle as we all watch this take shape. See you on Heaven's side.
Sincerely, Tim B.
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L.A.
Kol Hakavod! Well written piece. I knew you had seen and spoke on this before.
You are of the few who realize the significance of this move by the King of Jordan. Especially
with the anti-religious in power in Yisrael. We know how well holy Jewish sites are
protected, http://www.timesofisrael.com/historic-damascus-synagogue-looted-anddestroyed/ Even on the Temple Mount. Of course the outcry from the world doesn't exist.
I see great meaning in the increase of Jew hatred, but I am used to looking over my shoulder
and refuse to remove my kippa!
But you my brother, must understand your support of Yisrael, and the King of the Jews, also
makes you a target. There are certainly many Hezbollah and Hamas cells in the USA, watching
and waiting for the opportunity to strike. You have courageously spoken up, so they have
probably taken notice. Please, I do not want you to live a life of fear, However, I would take
serious defensive measures. If you are unable to utilize a weapon(on your person), I suggest
a crash course in krav maga. Every IDF recruit learns the basics in short time, and it has been
proven to save lives.
May the Eternal One watch over and protect you! May HE send Messiah soon !
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I just wanted to send you a note of thanks for all of your efforts. Along with Russ
Dizdar, Tom Horn, Cris Putnam, Patrick Herron and others, you are doing a GREAT and
valuable service. Even if lukewarm believers might be unreceptive to your work, you
are at least inspiring believers such as myself to become energized and sound the
alarm. None of us want to see our fellow Christians get blindsided and bowled over
when the great deception hits the world. We need to be ready and strong in the Word.
Thanks so much, and PLEASE continue.
Jay T.
Memphis, TN
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Thanks LA for this Sunday's Bun regarding the joy of the Lord. I am going through a very difficult
time personally and your blog came at the right moment and said the exact thing I needed to hear. Thank
you for reminding me, for reminding us all, that the joy of the Lord is our strength. As I began to move
past the pain in worship, God took me to a higher level of intimacy with Him. Thank you so very much
for sharing that message this week - means more to me than you'll ever know.
In His Service,
Sheryl R. (Jersey Girl)
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Mr. Marzulli, I really enjoy your work and thank you for being so bold as to bring it to the
unknowing. Since I was a teenager I was troubled by alien abduction, not me but by other
people that would be abducted. I would wonder how God would allow that, I even saw a video
on you tube by Dr. Karla Turner and she said a man told her that he was being abducted and
nothing would stop them, he would even go to sleep with the cross in his hands and that still
didn't stop them. I saw your show and you said that people were stopping the experience by
evoking the name of Jesus and claiming the Holy blood of the Lamb. When I herd that I said
"YES!!!" I knew it, but all those people who said they could not stop it? then I realized that that
sounded just like the enemy to send false witnesses in there to discourage people from using
the name of Jesus. So thank you LA and keep it up.
Harold
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Dr. Marzulli,
Just listening to you and Chris on Acceleration Radio. I absolutely agree with your conclusion about the,
so called, "miracle of Fatima". What may be somewhat surprising about my statement is that I am a
Catholic. You'll also be pleased to know that almost all Catholics that i know feel that the Fatima
incident is either a "fake", a "trick", or a manifestation of a multivalent supernatural force. Based on the
testimony of witnesses, i believe, like you, that it was a "UFO"...the way you think of them.
Steve G.
San Diego
Well stated. So true about people hiding under their bibles. (I used to be one of them. Thanks
to God for waking me up!).
Is it just me, or does Greer himself look like an alien? Maybe he'll come out of the closet at his
premier.
Regards.
Tom
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L A,
I have just watch the 5 part DVD about the Nephilim Mounds in Ohio. I have not
watched the Russ DVD's yet. I meet you in Denver with the Pastor Norm Franz
conference. I gave you some Ginger for your sore throat.
I have stated for years that once you take the Mark of the beast you can not be
redeemed. But you stating that the Mark is a Nephilim implant that changes your DNA
makes sense to me. I believe that when we come to Messiah, and we are new
creations in Messiah 2 Cor 5:17, that our DNA is restored so to speak. No evidence,
just belief, so that when you say that the coming Alien/Demonic Implant will change
your DNA to be non-redeemable, makes sense.
Dr. Lance
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Hi L.A.,
I just finished listening to the latest episode. Great show! Thanks very much!
I'm also very much listening to the episode where you and your guest will discuss the Shroud
of Turin.
Thanks again!
Take care and God Bless!
Bob
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Dear L.A.,
Thanks for taking the time to come to Western New York State!!! We seldom get to hear
nationally known speakers out here in the boonies. My son is so pumped by having you and
Bill speak at NBF. God is working here and I want to thank you for your prayers!
God bless you as you serve Him!!
Randy
Dear Brother Marzulli,
I appreciate your energy, thoroughness, and spiritual awareness and am grateful for
your work on Nephalim research, crop circles, and henge structures. Keep up the
good work brother! Pastor’s and spiritual leaders need to open their eyes and ears
and be aware of what is going on – thank you for responsible and credible research
and materials to help us to this end!
I think it is fascinating that the recent Jack and the Beanstalk has such incredible
parallel to the Nephalim/second heaven connection. After having considered the
genesis 6 connection since I first read it in “God’s Plan For Man” by F.J. Dake I
am seeing more and more connection and taking more seriously the accounts in the
Old Testament which traces taking of the promised land and the various GIANTS
mentioned in that context. The human genome projects and the trans-humanism
movement simply cannot be overlooked it is all building towards something and I
believe it is a rehearsal of the days just before the flood. Of course this time the
judgement will not be an overwhelming flood of water but instead the
delaminating of the elements of the universe through a divine fire.
Keep up the fascinating writing and the courage of broaching these subjects that
the enemy and the lazy human mind do not want to consider!
Courage My Brother!
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The Eye in the Sky
David Weatherly
UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles), or 'drones' as they are more commonly known, have
become all the rage in the world of military and law enforcement. UAVs encompass a wide
range of remotely controlled, flying devices. There are a wide variety of UAVs and they don't
all involve destruction. Some are designed to locate missing people using various imaging
systems. Others could be used to monitor wildfires or to detect hazardous chemicals. Sadly,
it seems that the bulk of the money being spent to further develop them is focused on their
use as weapons or surveillance devices. Currently, nearly a third of all US warplanes are
unmanned vehicles.
The technology is advancing at a rapid pace and current developments allow multiple drones
to communicate with each other. Aviation experts claim such drone 'networks' will be used
for 'Hunting terrorists and other homeland security purposes'.
The first official drone strike occurred on November 4, 2002. A CIA operation utilized a
drone in Yemen to attack a vehicle carrying six suspected Al Qaeda militants. All six suspects
were killed. Since the operation was considered successful, the use of drones rose. By the
end of George W. Bush's last term, drones were being used frequently in Pakistan.
But the numbers pale in comparison to the current administration's use of the technology. As
journalist Peter Bergen noted last year (April 29, 2012) in the NY Times:
"During the Bush administration, there was an American drone attack in Pakistan every 43
days; during the first two years of the Obama administration, there was a drone strike there
every four days."
Currently, the most active area for drone use is in the Middle East, and it's not just the United
States that's investing time and energy into the technology. A list of countries using drones
published in the summer of 2012 shows us that 76 nations have some type of UAV in use.
Aside from a number of European countries, we find that a lot of Middle Eastern countries
have drones. Israel, Iran, Syria, Jordan, The United Arab Emirates and others all have UAVs on
hand. Of course, these are all countries in the hotbed of current political tension, strife, and
conflict.
What about the actual statistics regarding drone use and the deaths they are responsible for?
Not surprisingly, official numbers are hard to come by. Rough estimates indicate that drones
have been responsible for somewhere between three and five thousand deaths as of the
beginning of 2013. While the government assures us that drones are highly accurate and that
collateral damage is minimal, the reality is that civilian deaths account for roughly 15 percent
of drone body count. Government paper pushers may consider this a small figure, but the
truth is we're talking about innocent people and sometimes children.
The CIA and the Air Force both have crews of drone pilots. These 'pilots' actually operate the
UAVs from central control centers, often thousands of miles away from the drone's actual
location. They view their targets on computer screens and carry out their operations like an
X-Box game. At the end of the day, these 'pilots' can receive medals just like soldiers who've
been on the front lines.
The rise in the use of drones is not exclusive to war zones. Increasingly, law enforcement is
using drones domestically. The American Civil Liberties Union is quite concerned about
privacy violations and the potential misuse of force possible with the use of UAVs. Catherine
Crump, staff attorney for the ACLU recently stated:
"It's simply not appropriate for the use of force, lethal or non-lethal on a drone"
Crump believes one of the biggest problems inherent in the use of drones is the fact that they
are operated from remote locations:
"When the officer is on the scene, they have full access to info about what has transpired
there. An officer at a remote location far away does not have the same level of access."
The US Navy has recently announced its intent to rebuild a portion of its military base in
Ventura County, California. The rebuilt section will become the Point Mugu UAV Installation,
headquarters for state of the art drones. The base, just outside of Malibu, CA will house
Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Tritions. These drones sport a 131 foot wingspan and full 360
degree sensors.
The Tritons fly at altitudes of nearly 60,000 feet in the air. The military's stated intent is to
create a surveillance net that runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The panoramic sensors can
view and record everything from large ships down to jet skiers and swimmers. Of course, it’s
all in the name of national security.
While such large drones and their potential misuse have drawn a lot of attention, there is a
greater concern in the world of UAV technology. Miniature drones. The pentagon has spent
millions of dollars developing micro drones, some the size of small birds or even insects.
These drones could be used for surveillance, DNA collection or even to deliver lethal doses of
chemical weapons or a small explosive. Can we even imagine such technology in the hands
of those with evil intent? There would be zero privacy in such a world. Furthermore, such
deadly machines could be used to enforce a wide range of 'policies' dictated by the
controlling powers.
Consider this, in an era when thousands are starving and homeless, the government spends
about five million dollars for a single predator drone, and that's not the most advanced
model. What exactly are they planning for that makes this a higher priority than the health
and well being of citizens? Head of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, gives us the answer.
She claims that drones will be providing authorities with information beneficial to the
preservation of "public safety".
People are not buying this hook, line and sinker however. The state of Idaho recently passed
a ban against the use of government or law enforcement spy drones without a warrant. It's a
valiant effort to protect the privacy of the state's citizens. At this time, thirty-one other states
have legislation pending to outlaw or restrict the use of drones.
The big question is, can such laws really make a difference or are they too little too late. As
of 2012, the government had already issued almost 1500 licenses for drones. In fact, the
FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) recently predicted that there will be 10,000 commercial
drones in the skies by the year 2020. Independent activist who have been monitoring the
development of drone technology estimate the number to be closer to 30,000.
As our privacy rapidly erodes, it's quite clear that the eye in the sky is here to stay, but will it
be doing more than just watching?
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L. A.: What got you interested in the Shroud of Turin?
C. Mc: Back in the 70's as a teenager my friend, mentor and
fellow musician Phil Keaggy, started sharing the Gospel with
me. At that time I was also pursuing a career as an Artist,
growing up admiring Da Vinci and the paintings of the PerRaphaelites which naturally attracted me to the intellectual
side of things. Soon after Phil started trying to win me to
Christ, a fellow Art student showed me a poster of the
Shroud, which had a very profound effect on me when I
realised what I was actually looking at. I recall shortly
thereafter I came across an article about the Shroud of Turin, and I was totally
convinced the Shroud was genuine after seeing the evidence. It was only a matter
of a few days after this before events and things were orchestrated in my life that
caused me to totally surrender my life to Christ. I was overwhelmed with the truth
of the Gospel and understanding that the Shroud was genuine certainly played a
major role in this.
L. A.: Why do you believe this is the real burial cloth of Jesus?
C. Mc.: Personally it appears to me that the evidence is rather overwhelming that
this indeed is the burial cloth of Christ. The Lord gave us an amazing supernatural
holographic type picture which has preserved a moment of Jesus Christ of
Nazareth's glorious resurrection. Let's start with the fact that Pete Shumacher,
who was the inventor of the NASA VP-8 Image Analyzer, helped discover that the
Shroud actually is a 3D topographical image ,which shows very clearly the image
of a man in three dimensions, showing that the cloth had been wrapped around a
real person. Might I add that means the Shroud truly is extraordinary, and no one
in this world is able to duplicate this. It is supernatural and with all the advances
of modern technology and even understanding how it was produced we are not
able to recreate this. The evidence clearly tells us that the distance imaging
information collected was supernaturally encoded within the image on the Shroud,
at its formation. This alone virtually guarantees to the world that the image on
the Shroud was caused by Christ's resurrection and is not a painting of any sort at
all. It is also the only two dimensional image in our world that displays this
amazing 3 dimensional property.
The more one studies the evidence of the Shroud, the more absurd the theory
that some medieval genius created it becomes. If you could collect and gather the
brightest minds in science today, all the modern day Da Vincis and Einsteins and
ask them to create some sort of image using advanced technology that would not
be available until 500 years later, how could they even begin to embark on such a
task? Just to put things in proper perspective here.
The image on the Shroud of Turin is probably one of the most analyzed subjects
in this world because it reveals the torture that Jesus/Yashua suffered with the
forty lashes, there are actually about 120 scourge marks on the body, front and
back consistent from a Roman three-thonged whip which had metal bits at the
end which tore and ripped at the flesh. You can clearly see the scars and His
pierced body, along with the puncture wounds from the crown of thorns which
pierced His head on the Shroud. It also shows us His plucked out beard and
records the humiliation he endured by the Romans, who punched him in the face
causing Jesus ,the Saviour of the world, swollen cheekbones which are evident on
the image. The Shroud also shows us the damaged knee with dirt particles from
falling whilst carrying his own cross. It shows us the excruciating agony he
suffered from the blood on his body and blood shed from his pierced hands and
feet, it is a silent witness to the absolute horror of the cross of crucifixion. The
shroud shows the mark made by the spear wound in Jesus's side that convinced
the Romans soldiers that he was indeed completely dead before they removed
him off that cross, fulfilling the ancient prophecy, and making it unnecessary to
break his legs to speed up the dying process. According to tradition, they needed
to take him off the cross before the Sabbath began, in order to satisfy the
religious leaders.
The Shroud also records the ultimate supernatural triumph of the Resurrection of
Jesus Christ of Nazareth which brings us Salvation today for all who believe and
accept Him as the sacrificial Lamb of God, as their personal saviour. There is only
one way to Papa God to be saved for all eternity and it is personal between you
and the Lord Messiah Yashua/Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
The Lord provided all this as evidence to be recorded supernaturally on the
Shroud of Turin that the world might believe, and in believing,
Take into consideration all the other supernatural signs and wonders and healing
miracles and testimonies that have continued since Messiah Jesus/Yashua sent
the Holy Spirit to Baptize and empower His true disciples in every proceeding
generation. (John 14:12)
Scientist have also now confirmed numbers of herbs and microscopic grains of
pollen on the Shroud from dozens of species of plants that are known to only
grow in Israel and around Jerusalem, proving it be of an Israeli origin. There is
much more compelling evidence, for example, the two ancient Palestinian coins
discovered that cover the eyes of the image on the Shroud, minted by Pontius
Pilate in Ad 30 and 31. These are extremely rare coins and it appears there are
only about 5 known to exist today in this world.
Then, there is the fact that the Romans, apparently to spare the family and
friends further trauma, in an ironic act of courtesy covered the face of Jesus with
a Napkin whilst taking him off the cross. This napkin is called the Sudarium of
Oviedo: There is no image on this cloth, however the blood stains match perfectly
with the image on the Shroud of Turin. History also recorded the whereabouts of
the Sudarium of Oviedo which helps prove that the Shroud of Turin is in fact
genuine.
The Bible tells us that when the disciples, John and Peter, ran to investigate the
now empty tomb of the resurrected Jesus, Simon Peter who had been running a
bit behind John, went right past him and into the tomb and saw the linen burial
cloth lying there. Along with the face cloth that had covered Jesus's face, the Bible
says and he saw, and believed. (John 20:4-8) What was it they saw that
absolutely convinced them that indeed Jesus had been resurrected?
The Apostles, John and Peter, must have seen straightaway the burial wrappings
and something absolutely convinced them that no one had stolen the body of
Jesus. My best educated Holy Spirit guess here is that all circumstances told that
they immediately understood the profound significant historical moment here
seeing the burial Shroud. It was left exactly the way it had been wrapped when
they had left the dead body of Jesus 3 days before. Only now the body was
missing. Perhaps it now looked sort of like an empty collapsed cocoon? Did they
understand that if someone had stolen the body they would have taken the burial
shroud as well? Was it that no one had unwound the strips of sticky-spice
drenched cloth that tied the whole Shroud to keep it on the body? Or was it that
they opened the Shroud and saw the evidence of the recorded miracle of the
image of Christ? The Bible tells us in Proverbs 25:2 It is the glory of God to
conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter. As
every picture tells a story, in these last days, I believe the image of the Shroud is
still telling us of the incredible love the Lord Jesus has for each one of us. I pray it
causes everyone to make their peace with God before they leave this world, in
Jesus Yashua's name.
L. A.: What is your take on the Carbon 14 dating, the results of which has
been held up by skeptics that the Shroud is a 14 century forgery?
C. Mc.: First off, all the scientists who interpreted the findings of the 1988 Carbon
dating tests on the Shroud did not appear to take into consideration that
something extraordinary happened at the Resurrection of Jesus Christ of
Nazareth, which also released excessive radiation, and most likely the actual
cause for how we see the photo-negative image on the Shroud now.
I also believe after much research that the Carbon Dating of the Shroud stated to
be approximately 1325 A.D is simply incorrect and easily explained by an
incorrect interpretation of the cause of the additional radioactive molecules of
Carbon (C-14) present in the Shroud, which was demonstrated by the 1998
experiments on the Shroud.
In other words, rather than proving that the Shroud is dated somewhere about
1325 A.D, rather it once again actually proves the Resurrection of Jesus Christ of
Nazareth from over 2000 years ago.
The additional radioactive C-14 molecules proved and demonstrated by Dr.
August Accetta, of the STURP team, that the image on the Shroud was almost
certainly caused by radiation.
Dr. Accetta actually injected into his own veins a solution of methylene
diphosphate, containing radioactive technetium-99m, a radioisotope with a short
half life. This caused the radiation from the technetium atoms to produce gamma
rays, which were then able to be detected by the VP8 Image Analysing
Computer. So basically Dr. Accetta was able to produced an image on the VP8
computer very similar to the image on the Shroud, but with not as much
definition. But clearly this demonstrated the Shroud was subjected to radiation,
causing the photo-negative Image. There are many scientific tests that indicate
that the Shroud is certainly from the First Century and now proving scientifically
how the image on the Shroud could have been formed by Gamma rays. I suppose
for example you might say in rather a similar way to the formation of X-rays that
are used in Radiology departments of hospitals today. It only takes a moment to
capture.
Then there is the “Hungarian Prayer Manuscript” that was discovered and is
known as “The Codex Prayer ” or “The Pray Codex,” which was found in 1770 and
clearly shows an old handwritten Hungarian text dating back to 1192 that
illustrates that: Jesus was entirely naked with His arms on His pelvis, identical to
The Shroud of Turin, That a woven fabric of a cloth existed showing a herringbone
pattern, identical to the weaving pattern we see on The Shroud of Turin. There is
also an illustration showing a piece of cloth that was identical to The Shroud of
Turin. Along with an illustration showing the “poker holes” identical to the “poker
holes” on The Shroud of Turin.
In other words, the Hungarian Prayer Manuscript serves as more evidence for the
existence of the Shroud of Turin which pre-dates the radiocarbon 14 dating of The
Shroud of Turin in 1988.
L. A.: Why should Christians care about the Shroud?
C. Mc.: I feel I must point out that even without the Shroud of Turin, we, who
have had a born again experience, have encountered a supernatural connection
with the Lord of all creation. So we don't need the Shroud to prove that Jesus is
the Messiah and that the Bible is true, because we know from studying the Bible
and personal experience, it is true. Then again since we have the Shroud, why
wouldn't we want to share the historical evidence to help the unbelievers and also
encouraged the believers with the Gospel truth? I mean it jolly well helps many
people make the most important decision of their life when you present them with
the evidence. Who in their right mind would ever turn away from the true Gospel
once they encounter it? As every picture tells a story, to the born again spirit-filled
believer the Shroud of Turin tells the story of God's amazing mercy, grace and
love. Quite simply put, The Shroud of Turin proves the Resurrection of Jesus Christ
of Nazareth and for that reason alone all Christians should deeply care about it.
This world desperately needs to connect with the King of Kings and Lord of Lords,
Messiah Jesus/Yashua. If it was the image of any other founder of some religion in
this world, I dare say they would be broadcasting it everywhere and shouting
about it from the rooftops. They would be going door to door to let everyone
know. However you can go to all these gravesites of every founder of religion in
this world and their remains are still decomposing or now returned to dust, except
for the empty tomb of Jesus Christ of Nazareth because He is physically and
eternally alive.
L. A.: How do you think the image was made?
C. Mc.: Personally I think the evidence is indicating that at the moment of the
resurrection, the image on the Shroud was caused by the radiation given off by
the body of Jesus within the Shroud. It appears to me that the image on the
Shroud, which is actually scorched onto the fibers, was probably created by an
extremely intense supernatural bombardment by subatomic particles, travelling at
the speed of light. Because the Shroud appears to actually be like an X-ray
radiograph, created at the moment the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus/ Yashua was
taking place. We read about the glorious light of the Lord in the Bible so it seems
highly probable that the Lord's radiant light caused this phenomena. Keeping in
mind that Moses had to cover his face or "vail" his face because of the Shekinah
Glory after being with the Lord. Let me quote from Exodus 34:35" And the
children of Israel saw the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses' face
shone : and Moses put the vail upon his face again , until he went in to
speak with him."
Considering we don't know how long Moses had a face to face encounter with Papa
God, however long or brief, it caused him to have to cover his face to the
congregation of Israel as he glowed so intensely, perhaps as bright as the Sun. So
is it really so hard to now imagine that same Shekinah Glory of light happening
during the Resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth? It seems rather obvious that the
image was created by radiation. As I have already shared briefly Dr. Accetta's
experiment has shown that some sort of supernatural radioactive emission mostly
likely caused the image on the Shroud to be visible to us, reminiscent of what we
read about in the Transfiguration in Matthew 17:1 "And after six days Jesus
taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an
high mountain apart,2 And was transfigured before them: and his face did
shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. 3 And, behold,
there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him."
Anyone who has ever tried looking into the sun, knows you quickly need to look
away. Did Jesus transcend the speed of light here and move into eternity when he
was speaking with Moses and Elias? Albert Einstein showed us that space and time
are essentially the same thing or rather it is 4th dimensional. It appears now there
is actual physical evidence by examining the Shroud of Turin that greatly supports
the position of the Zero/Infinity conflict, that we find between General Relativity
and Quantum Mechanics. Obviously this was successfully dealt with by Christ's
Resurrection. As time is continually traveling into the future, and the universe is
continually expanding into something beyond. Is it possible to consider the entire
universe was set up by the Lord to achieve this most awesome moment we
celebrate over the Passover Resurrection holiday? We read in 1st Peter 1: 20
"Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was
manifest in these last times for you,
Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and
gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God."
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One of the things that is so amazing here is how all the known laws of science
dealing with examination of the Shroud, find it conforms to no known law of
physics. That there was apparently in the moment of Jesus Christ of Nazareth
Resurrection a total lack of gravity without gravitational collapse. That essentially
means there was no time and no space as we understand it presently.
We read in Isaiah 55:8 "For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. 9 For as the heavens are
higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my
thoughts than your thoughts."
Still we are to learn and practice thinking about things and seeing the world the
way the Lord does by studying the Word of God in the Bible. As you so elegantly
call the "Guide Book to the Supernatural". We read in 1 Corinthians 2:16 "For
who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we
have the mind of Christ."
The supernatural image we see on the Shroud of Turin brings us what is
termed a "true event horizon", meaning a moment when all laws of
physics are drastically and dramatically altered and changed. We must
accept and understand that all things are indeed possible with God, even
that which seems impossible to us.(Matthew 19:26)
L. A.: The nail prints are not found in the area of the hand in what is
depicted in most works of art, why is that?
C. Mc.: This is another piece of compelling evidence, that the image of the body
clearly shows that the arms had been nailed through both wrists, not the hands as
so many Artist have ignorantly painted over time. If the nails went through the
hands it would have caused the weight of the body to be torn through the fleshy
part and come off the cross. The fact here that only four fingers are visible of both
hands, suggests that there was injury to the Median nerve of both wrists that
would cause the thumbs to turn inward like a claw. The Romans had soldiers who
were assigned to do nothing but crucify those sentenced to death, and they were
experts at locating this place between the wrist bones that has a small opening
called, space of Destot, or Destot's point. Located between the first and second
row of wrist bones (carpal bones) in the heel of the hand, we call the wrist. The
nailing through Destot's point would hit the area of the median nerve, causing
excruciating shocks of pain up the arms to the shoulders and neck, but without
injury to major arterial trunks and without fractures of bones. Keeping in mind the
Bible prophesy that not one of Christ's bones would be broken. I seriously do not
think any of us realise how much suffering the Lord Jesus went through to pay the
penalty for the sins of this world. Keeping in mind that crucifixion was considered
probably the most disgraceful and absolutely cruelest method of execution. It was
most likely used for only revolutionaries and the worst of criminals.
L. A.: How do you think the image was put on the cloth?
C. Mc.: I would contend that the mechanism that left the image on the Shroud was
certainly supernatural in its origins and therefore probably in some ways similar to
what happened at the Transfiguration we read about in Matthew 17:1-8. Many of
the scientist who have been permitted to investigate the Shroud first hand appear
to believe that the photo-negative image of Jesus Christ of Nazareth on the
Shroud is fundamentally some sort of scorch type of markings. That at the
moment of the Resurrection supernatural radiation and light were emitted and
scorched the surface fibrils of the linen cloth. This explanation of course accounts
for the X-ray radiograph appearance of the Shroud. Now although it is believed
there was fundamentally some sort of a nuclear type reaction which caused the
emission of soft X-rays, the emission of light and subatomic particles would have
obviously have had to been rather minimal. Considering the Shroud was not burnt
up or damaged, other than the surface fibers of the linen cloths being scorched.
The Shroud is actually monochromatic as it is basically a single colour, often
described as yellowish-brown or sepia tone. The image of the crucified one is just
a deeper shade of this same colour. The best way to view the image is from a
distance, because unlike a painting, the image almost disappears when you get up
very close to it. Which begs the question how could an artist create such a work
even today if they can not get close enough to work on it?
It appears to me that the linen was probably interacting at the moment of the
Resurrection with a translational kinetic energy and the energy of this motion and
the expansion, rapidly heating and vaporising being the probably cause of the
scorching of the surface fibrils of the Shroud. Again this was supernaturally
accomplished causing the image to be put on the Cloth.
Perhaps we see the image of the dead figure instead of being alive, simply
because this world needed to understand and see this part of the Resurrection to
understand and believe.
I had a minister friend who prayed for a blind girl at a church service who was
born with only the whites of her eyes, and so he placed his hands on her face and
closed his eyes to pray in faith for a miracle in Jesus name, probably more in
obedience then in expectation and when he looked at her again after praying
suddenly she had pupils and was no longer blind. His first response was someone
was playing a trick on him as he prayed and they somehow switched girls on him.
There are simply now too many documented miracles today that have happened in
Jesus/Yashua's name. Just as the same response Jesus sent back to John the
Baptist as he sat in prison starting entertaining a spirit of doubt. Luke
7:22 "Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell John
what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame
walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the
poor the gospel is preached."
So is it so surprising now to learn that the Shroud of Turin was dimensionally
encoded in that moment, or that some radiation took place at the Resurrection
that formed around the three dimensional body of Jesus Christ of Nazareth to be
encoded onto a two dimensional linen Shroud? Knowing that no one would even
discover the technology to prove this until more than 2,000 years later. I praise
the Lord for all the scientific and technological advances we have made so far, but
all things considered, the phenomenon of the Resurrection, that caused the image
of Jesus/Yashua, will forever be a supernatural event and that is simple a miracle.
As the great deception is played out in these last days that we read about in 2nd.
Thessalonians 2 in the Bible, it is important to understand that no extraterrestrial
or demon did this miracle. Papa God fulfilled His prophesy in Resurrecting Jesus/
Yashua and will continue to do exactly as He said He would. Because God says
what He means and means what He says.
From careful examination, the image on the Shroud shows that the closer the
cloth was in contact to the body of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the more the image
was highlighted in those areas. This means that
the energy emitted at the moment of Christ's Resurrection probably was similar to
what took place to His clothing at the Transfiguration. That there was some sort of
radiation in ultraviolet, visible light and infrared spectrums. This somehow caused
the photonegative image, giving it three dimensional properties, as the glorious
light of God scorched onto the Shroud, with the intense light of the radiation and
subatomic particles, bringing the emission of soft X-rays, that we now see
complete with all the marks of the Scourging and the Crucifixion.
L. A.:What would you say to the skeptic?
C. Mc.: For all the "Doubting Thomas" of the world, I am guessing you may
possibly be sharing some transgenerational epigenetic inheritance with Thomas, in
other words causing the changing of genetic codes to be prone to entertaining
spirits of doubt and unbelief. Scripture teaches that rejection of truth is just as
dangerous as entertaining a spirit of unbelief and faithlessness. The spirit of
rejection tries to tell you that you need man’s approval, and that places man
ahead of the Lord. If Papa God made us in His image and likeness and then gave
us His only begotten Son Jesus to make us whole, that surely is the ultimate act of
acceptance. We read in Mark 16: 16 He that believeth and is baptized shall
be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. 17 And these signs
shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they
shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they
drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the
sick, and they shall recover.
If you don't believe it, don't expect anything to happen, because without faith it is
impossible to please the Lord.
We come to Christ just as we are in a fallen state, accepting His forgiveness and
He gives us His Word that He will not cast us out. Romans 8:31 "What shall we
then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?" Keeping in
mind that Papa God, Jesus Christ of Nazareth, and the Holy Spirit are certainly
more powerful then any created being and every lie the devil has brought to you.
That forever settles it for me, how about you?
Now I say all that because we need to also take into consideration that Dame
Piczek, who was awarded the Nobel prize for her work in particle physics , created
a one-fourth size sculpture of the man in the Shroud. In her model, as you view
the image from the side, it appears as if the figure of the man is suspended in mid
air. In the science of thermodynamics, there is a term called entropy, which is
commonly associated with the amount of order, disorder, and/or chaos associated
in the system of thermodynamics. That being said the image on the Shroud defies
all previously accepted models of science.
Another amazing phenomena is that image on the Shroud appears as if it was
created on the lien like an artist canvas that was stretched quite taunt because
there is no distortion on the image of the body. However we also know that there
were folds and wrinkles as a bed covering would cause with someone lying
underneath it, so again, it defies physics as we know it. By the way, the linen cloth
also shows, that where it was folded repeatedly, that evidence strongly suggests it
was folded and raised up mechanically in some sort of a Jack in the Box way ,
apparently this occurred in the early church services in Constantinople every
Friday night. There is an account that describes this event in a rare book of
memoirs by a French Crusader. Also, Robert de Clari, who was an ordinary knight
in the army, wrote about the many wonders to be seen in Constantinople as he
and other visiting soldiers toured the city in 1203, let me give you a quote here.
"… another church called My Lady St Mary of Blachernae, where there was the
shroud [sydoines] in which Our Lord had been wrapped, which every Friday raised
itself upright, so that one could see the figure of Our Lord on it … " (Wilson 1991:
156). The evidence here appears that the Church leaders in Constantinople
mechanically raised up the Shroud, lest anyone think there was some sort of
spiritualism going on here, as evidenced by the folds in the Linen.
It also seems rather plausible to me as you study to show yourself approved of the
Lord, that the Apostle Paul and the early church congregations may have been
aware of the image and mystery of the Lord's burial Shroud. 1 Corinthians
15:51"Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall
all be changed," May take on new meaning here. For we read in Acts 19:11 "And
God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul:12 So that from his
body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the
diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them."
You will find in Greek the word for "handkerchief" is "soudarion": meaning a
towel for wiping and cleaning the perspiration from the face, or for binding and
covering the face of a corpse It is also called a napkin or sudarium.
Why didn't the Apostle Paul just lay on hands? What were these special miracles
God performed through Paul? It is only conjecture here but is it possible Paul's
handkerchiefs or aprons somehow touched the Shroud for these special
healing miracles? Just as the women who touched the hem of Jesus garment?
(Matthew 9:20)
New evidence continues to come in and supports the idea that the Shroud of Turin
was displayed every Friday in ceremonies in Constantinople in the early church.
Then the Shroud went missing for awhile in the 4th century as something happen
during the crusades, which may have had the name Christian attached to it, but
were certainly not handled as the Lord instructs his true disciples to behave. My
point is, history is showing that the Shroud written about in Constantinople, that
had the image of Christ on it, is most likely the same Shroud of Turin. We read in
2 Corinthians 4:6 "For God, who commanded the light to shine out of
darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of
the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ." The light of the Gospel shining
into our darkened hearts and thought life is like the bursting forth of the sun in
darkness. Hallelujah.
L. A.: Are you familiar with the so-called restoration done on the Shroud
and how it destroyed any forensic evidence for future generations?
Please give us your thoughts on this.
C. Mc.: Back in 2002 it is now known that the Shroud of Turin was subjected to
some radical restoration done in the name of intervention. The reason given was
supposedly to rid the Shroud of carbon dust and charred material said to pose a
serious threat to the image. It appears this was done in secret at the time,
because vacuuming was permitted to be done to both sides, and other remedial
measures were taken to supposedly optimise the appearance of the Shroud. I
should think there would have been quite a lot of opposition from researchers if
this act was done in the light of day. This of course has resulted in important
scientific data being forever lost and for more future opportunities with
advancement of sophisticated testing and sampling to be done. It is obvious now
that long-term this has had rather a negative impact. This so called intervention is
said to have been substantial; and clearly the premise, that the image on the
Shroud was somehow threatened, has been shown to be a false claim. Now why
would anyone want to destroy the evidence of the Shroud and put out so much
misinformation and try to persuade the public that it is nothing more then a clever
medieval forgery? I recall reading some article years ago in a popular publication
where they were claiming proof that the Shroud was a fake and not the burial
cloth of Christ, just as evolutionist think they have proof of evolution when in fact
all they have is faulty theories and not a shred of evidence. So I wrote to the
editor of this particular popular magazine and presented the actual facts. The
editor wrote me back and stated it was their position to go with the popular
opinion. Never mind the truth, and that is the way of the world sadly. So I pray we
have brought you the Gospel truth here.
L. A.: Your closing thoughts.
C. Mc.: May I share this, as we read in John 20:25. "The other disciples therefore
said unto him, We have seen the LORD. But he said unto them, Except I shall see
in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and
thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.
26 And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with
them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and
said, Peace be unto you.
27 Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my
hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not
faithless, but believing.
28 And Thomas answered and said unto him, My LORD and my God.
29 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast
believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.
30 And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples,
which are not written in this book:
31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ,
the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name."
What about today with the people who refuse to believe the whole Gospel and
want some physical evidence? Or those who call themselves Christians but
continue to sin like heathens thinking that modern message of God's grace on
steroids covers them in their rebellion and disobedience to the Word of God. As the
Lord Jesus said a number of times, "have you not read?" May I ask that today?
Have you not read Romans 6:1 "What shall we say then? Shall we continue
in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to
sin, live any longer therein?"
The other side of this understanding is what sin actually is?
We often think of sin as cheating, lying and stealing and that sort of thing. What
about entertaining the spirit of unforgiveness and bitterness, envy and jealousy
and anger which releases toxic chemicals into your body and hinders your walking
in the blessings of Abraham that the Lord wants you to have? Or entertaining the
spirit of fear in your thought life? Along with its modern words of terminology we
call anxiety and stress. The Bible says fear is a sin because Papa God did not give
it to you. May I give you a Scripture?
Romans 14: 23 "And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he
eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin."
The Lord gave us a spirit of power, love and a sound mind.
2 Timothy 1:7 " For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power,
and of love, and of a sound mind."
The Lord also gave us an amazing supernatural holographic type picture which has
preserved the moment of Jesus Christ of Nazareth glorious resurrection. It is the
evidence recorded on the burial cloth that wrapped his entire body. It is available
to the world and we ought to know about it.
Most Christians I speak with do not have a clue about this physical evidence. The
Shroud of Turin is a very detailed and graphic picture of the death of Papa God's
only begotten Son, Jesus/Yashua by crucifixion. It is clearly a detailed account of
the suffering and pain the Lord Jesus endured on that Roman Cross to provide a
way for the salvation of every person who will accept his amazing mercy, grace
and love and continue in His Word. In fact Jesus said in...
Matthew 16:24 "Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come
after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me."
If Papa God forgives us we must forgive ourselves and everyone else from our
hearts, according to what the Lord instructed us to do in places like Matthew 18.
That means you tear up that record of wrongs you held against others and even
yourself. It is not for us to ever say we can not forgive as Christians if Jesus
forgave whilst suffering excruciating pain in our place on that cross and led that
thief into salvation next to him, what are we to do then? Papa God is the ultimate
judge, not us. Beside Jesus went to the cross so we could be blessed, and have a
more abundant life, so we are not struggling in our families and careers and
suffering health problems.
The Bible says the curse can not come without a reason. Proverbs 26:2 "As the
bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall
not come." If we recognize some place in our life where we are not prospering
physically, emotionally, spiritually, financially or in our relationship then its time to
take spiritual inventory and go before the Lord's throne of mercy, grace and love.
1st John 1: 9 "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us
our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we
have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us." If we
confess our sins to Him and He says He forgives us, we dare not deny any of God’s
power to do so. Who are we to condemn ourselves or anyone else for that matter,
when the Judge of all the earth acquits us? The Lord tells us over and over again
once we repent and confess our sins, "be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven
thee." (Matthew 9:2) I should think getting healed and delivered by the Lord
Jesus will make you cheerful, and eternally grateful. If Jesus redeemed us from
the curse of the law then why should we be suffering with any lack now in our
life's? According to Galatians 3:13 "Christ hath redeemed us from the curse
of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one
that hangeth on a tree:14That the blessing of Abraham might come on the
Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit
through faith."
Because the devil has worked hard to try and take people away from the Gospel
truth and try and fill their hearts and imaginations with ungodly toxic thinking, this
has caused strife and division through the spirit of fear and witchcraft and
manipulations. However, the Lord will always outmaneuver anything the devil
does. Hallelujah. The Lord gave us clear instructions about blessings and curses in
places like Deuteronomy 28 that we might be blessed and achieve our potential as
a child of God. That we use our mouth to speak and bring forth blessings, Mark
11:24 "Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye
pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them."
If you need help to believe and overcome entertaining the spirit of doubt and
unbelief let us consider the Lord Jesus's glorious resurrection and the
extraordinary evidence He presented us in the Shroud of Turin.
I pray blessings on you always in Jesus Christ of Nazareth/ Messiah Yashus'a all
powerful name. Thanks for asking such wonderful questions and letting me share
all this with your readers L A.
Caspar McCloud
jesus-loves-you.info
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