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Monday, June 17, 2019

Narnia Promotes Paganism and Witchcraft (Part 2 of 2) -- Paganism and Speaking with Familiar Spirits or Spirit Guides


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Paganism and Speaking with Familiar Spirits or Spirit Guides 
Is Found in Narnia

Narnia Promotes Paganism and Witchcraft 
(Part 2 of 2)

{Click Here for Part 1 of 2.}

Witchcraft in The Chronicles of Narnia



The Chronicles of Narnia stories are still popular today after their beginning in the 1950s. They have been made into several popular Hollywood films. Many Christians have embraced the books and treasured them along with other writings of C.S. Lewis. But, what is the reason for their continuing popularity? Could it be that they are more than just novels for entertainment?

The late David J. Meyer, a former witch, became a believer in Jesus Christ and left witchcraft. He then exposed the real witchcraft in some popular books for children and adults. David J. Meyer wrote:

As a former witch, astrologer, and occultist who has been saved by the grace of God, I know that the works of C.S. Lewis are required reading by neophyte witches, especially in the United States and England. This includes The Chronicles of Narnia, because it teaches neophyte, or new witches, the basic mindset of the craft. Isn’t it strange, though, that many “Christian” churches and organizations have used The Chronicles of Narnia as Sunday School curriculum?” [End quote] (Meyer, David J. “The Witchcraft of the Narnia Chronicles.” lasttrumpetministries.org.) (Emphasis added)

{Note: A neophyte is a beginner witch.}

Let’s consider what David J. Meyer said about Narnia.


This article is divided up into two sections.

{1.} Narnia Promotes Paganism.

{2.} Communication with Familiar Spirits Is Found in Narnia.



-- {1.} Narnia Promotes Paganism.


C.S. Lewis (the author of The Chronicles of Narnia) was fascinated with paganism. So, it is not surprising that he promoted paganism in his books. Pagan and mythical creatures such as fauns, dwarfs, nymphs, dryads, and pagan gods appear in Narnia. Bacchus (who was a pagan god of wine and promiscuity) appears in Narnia books.

Fauns

Britannica.com gives some interesting definitions of ancient pagan entities (or creatures) which are also found in Narnia books. A faun is a half-man and half-goat creature.

Lewis gave this description of Mr. Tumnus, a faun in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe:

“He had a red woollen muffler round his neck and his skin was rather reddish too. He had … a short pointed beard and curly hair, and out of the hair there stuck two horns, one on each side of his forehead. … He was a Faun. ….” [End quote] (Lewis, C.S. "THE LION, THE WITCH and THE WARDROBE." gutenberg.ca.)

Britannica.com defines a “Faun” as:

Faun, in Roman mythology, a creature that is part human and part goatakin to a Greek satyr. The name faun is derived from Faunus, the name of an ancient Italic deity of forests, fields, and herds, who from the 2nd century bce was associated with the Greek god Pan.” [End quote] (Faun, Britannica.com.) (Emphasis added)


Nymphs

Besides fauns, nymphs are mentioned in several places in Narnia books.

C.S. Lewis wrote of a “river-god” and nymphs moving about in a river. He wrote this in Prince Caspian:

“Down below that in the Great River, … the nymphs, and the great weedy-bearded head of the river-god, rose from the water.” [End quote] (Lewis, C.S. "PRINCE CASPIAN." gutenberg.ca.)

Britannica.com said this about the word “Nymph”:

Nymph, in Greek mythology, any of a large class of inferior female divinities. The nymphs were usually associated with fertile, growing things, such as trees, or with water. …. the Naiads presided over springs, rivers, and lakes.” [End quote] (Nymph, Britannica.com.) (Emphasis added)


The Stag

Lewis’s first Narnia book, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, began speaking to children of pagan dances at midnight, of pagan creatures such as nymphs, dryads, fauns, and of a being call “the milk-white Stag”. Lewis wrote:

“And when Lucy was tired of eating the Faun began to talk. He had wonderful tales to tell of life in the forest. He told about the midnight dances and how the Nymphs … and the Dryads … came out to dance with the Fauns; about long hunting parties after the milk-white Stag who could give you wishes if you caught him;…” [End quote] (Lewis, C.S. "THE LION, THE WITCH and THE WARDROBE." gutenberg.ca.) (Emphasis added)

The horned god (or “the stag god”) is described as having horns and is associated with hunting, fertility, and other things. The “stag” or the “horned god” is found in wicca and other forms of witchcraft.

LearnReligions.com says this about “the stag god” (or horned god):

Cernunnos is a horned god found in Celtic mythology. He is connected with male animals, particularly the stag in rut, and this has led him to be associated with fertility and vegetation. Depictions of Cernunnos are found in many parts of the British Isles and western Europe. ….

With his mighty antlers, Cernunnos is a protector of the forest and master of the hunt. He is a god of vegetation and trees in his aspect as the Green Man, and a god of lust and fertility when connected with Pan, the Greek satyr. ….” [End quote] (“Cernunnos,” learnreligions.com.) (Emphasis added)


A website for wicca said this about the “horned god” (or the “stag god”):

“Who is this wild God [sic] who roams the forests, and who loves and protects the Goddess and all her children? He is called the God of the Wicca, CernunnosPan, Herne, Dionysus and by many other names. He is the ancient God of fertility:  the God of forest, flock and field and also of the hunt.  ….” [End quote] (Emphasis added)

Bacchus and the Maenads

Dionysus is another name for Bacchus, a pagan god of wine and promiscuity. C.S. Lewis included Bacchus (Dionysus) in his Narnia books.

In Prince Caspian, C.S. Lewis spoke of Bacchus and the Maenads. Here is a quote:

“  … They rubbed their eyes and looked round them. … Bacchus and the Maenads—his fierce, madcap girls—and Silenus were still with them. Lucy, fully rested, jumped up. Everyone was awake, everyone was laughing, flutes were playing, cymbals clashing.

[….]

… Then the whole party moved off—Aslan leading, Bacchus and his Maenads leaping, rushing, and turning somersaults, the beasts frisking round them, and Silenus and his donkey bringing up the rear.  ” [End quote] (Lewis, C.S. "PRINCE CASPIAN." gutenberg.ca.) (Emphasis added)


Britannica.com says this about Dionysus:

Dionysus, also spelled Dionysos, also called Bacchus or (in Rome) Liber Pater, in Greco-Roman religion, a nature god of fruitfulness and vegetation, especially known as a god of wine and ecstasy.” (Dionysus, Britannica.com.)

Following Bacchus (or Dionysus) were women who were said to be “possessed” by Bacchus. They were called Maenads.

Britannica.com gives this information about the maenads:

“Maenad, female follower of the Greek god of wine, Dionysus. The word maenad comes from the Greek maenades, meaning “mad” or “demented.” During the orgiastic rites of Dionysus, maenads roamed the mountains and forests performing frenzied, ecstatic dances and were believed to be possessed by the god.” [End quote] (Maenad, Britannica.com.)

In other words, these “mad” women were demon possessed and were promiscuous. Bacchus or Dionysus, their god, is an evil spirit that possessed them and led them into evil, orgiastic rites and rituals. This is demon possession, paganism, and occult practices. Christians should have nothing to do with books that promote paganism, pagan creatures, magic, spells, charms, magic powers, etc.

These pagan practices were taking place in Greece, Italy, and in Asia Minor (modern day Turkey) during the time of Paul, an apostle. Paul warned Christians to have nothing to do with such activities and pagan beliefs and practices. So, what are these pagan things doing in a so-called “Christian” novel series?

Paul wrote these words in Ephesians chapter 5, verses 3 through 6:

“[3] But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; [4] Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks. [5] For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

[6] Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.” [End quote]

In Ephesians 5:11, God had Paul write: “[11] And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.” [End quote]


-- {2.} Communication with Familiar Spirits Is Found in Narnia.


According to WitchcraftandWitches.com, a “familiar” (spirit) is:

“A familiar (or familiar spirit or familiar animal) is an animal-shaped spirit or minor demon believed to serve a witch or magician as domestic servant, spy and companion, in addition to helping to bewitch enemies or to divine information. ….” [End quote] (“Familiar,” WitchcraftandWitches.com.)

ParanormalDictionary.com stated that:

“A Spirit Guide is a … being that [guides] … a person along their path in life. Many religious and faith practices call upon these guides during rituals, energy work, or times of trouble. The guides are, more often than not, an animal form or an undefined being of light or shadow. … They have been referred to as many names throughout history and cultures. Egyptians believed that they were the spirits of dead kings and rulers … Native Americans referred to them as animal totems.” [End quote] (Emphasis added) (“Spirit Guide,” ParanormalDictionary.com)

We find a pattern throughout The Chronicles of Narnia books and movies. Lucy plays a major role in Narnia. She is the one who finds the magic wardrobe in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. She really is the main character in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. It is she who sees Aslan appear out of thin air after she had cast a spell from a magic spell book in a wizard’s house. She communicates with the lion character who was invisible to her just before she cast the spell to make him visible. Is this lion character not a spirit guide?

(Star Wars has magic spells,
but they are not as obvious as in Harry Potter.
Click here to read about how Star Wars promotes the occult.)
Aslan gives assistance, guidance, and advice to the main characters in The Chronicles of Narnia. He helps them out and tells them things. But, he says that the magic found in spell books is the same kind of magic that he uses. This creature that follows the magic of spell books is not the Jesus Christ of the Bible. It is C.S. Lewis’ version of Christ in a fictional lion character. This lion is promoting the occult to children and young adults.

God warned His people about sorcerers; witches; necromancers (those who communicate with spirits that claim to be of the dead); those who consult or speak with familiar spirits; wizards, enchanters, etc.

Deuteronomy 18:10-12

“[10] There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch.
[11] Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or necromancer.

[12] For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord: and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee.” [End quote]

Leviticus 20:27 says: “[27] A man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones: their blood shall be upon them.”

God forbids speaking with familiar spirits, or “ghosts,” or anything of that nature. God also forbids anything to do with magic / “magick” (anything that involves occult power or occult knowledge … a.k.a. sorcery). Check out the scriptures at the end of the article.


The answer to sin, temptation, deception, and the power of the occult is look to Jesus Christ, and seek to know Him, and rest in Him, and talk with Him, and read His Word (the Bible), and choose to look to Him for help to forsake the world. This is how one escapes the snares of the devil and the power of the occult and the traps of sin. Knowing Abba Father God, through Jesus Christ, on a deep, personal level is how to escape the power of darkness in all its forms.

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🌍 If you would like to know Abba God the Father and Jesus Christ (God the Son), and be saved from sin, click here to read more. There is no other way of salvation than by trusting in Jesus Christ the Savior (1 Timothy 2:5-6). Our own works can never save us.

"[3] For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour ; 
[4] who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. [5] For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus ; [6] who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time." [1 Timothy 2:3-6.]

"[38] Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost." [Acts 2:38.]
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-- {Verses About How God Hates Sorcery in All Its Forms}




Leviticus 20:6-7

“[6] And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and
after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face
against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people.
[7] Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy : for I am the Lord
your God.”


Leviticus 19:31

“[31] Regard not them that have familiar spiritsneither seek after
wizards, to be defiled by them : I am the Lord your God.”


Leviticus 21:27

“[27] A man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a
wizard, shall surely be put to death : they shall stone them with
stones ; their blood shall be upon them.”


2 Kings 21:6

“[6] And he made his son pass through the fire, and observed times, and
used enchantments, and dealt with familiar spirits and wizards he
wrought much wickedness in the sight of the Lord, to provoke him
to anger.”


1 Chronicles 10:13-14

“[13] So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the
Lord, even against the word of the Lord, which he kept not, and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to inquire of it ;
[14] And inquired not of the Lord : therefore he slew him, and turned
the kingdom unto David the son of Jesse.”


Isaiah 19:3-4

“[3] And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the midst thereof ; and I will
destroy the counsel thereof : and they shall seek to the idols, and to
the charmers, and to them that have familiar spirits, and to the wizards.
[4] And the Egyptians will I give over into the hand of a cruel lord ; and
fierce king shall rule over them, saith the Lord, the Lord of hosts.”


Galatians 5:19-21

“[19] Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these, adultery,
fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, [20] idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, [21] envyings, murders, drunkenness, revelings, and such like : of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.”


Revelation 21:7-8

“[7] He that overcometh shall inherit all things ; and I will be his God,
and he shall be my son.
[8] But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and
murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all
liarsshall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and
brimstone : which is the second death.”

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🌍 If you would like to know Abba God the Father and Jesus Christ (God the Son), and be saved from sin, click here to read more. There is no other way of salvation than by trusting in Jesus Christ the Savior (1 Timothy 2:5-6). Our own works can never save us.

"[3] For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour ; 
[4] who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. [5] For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus ; [6] who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time." [1 Timothy 2:3-6.]

"[38] Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost." [Acts 2:38.]


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Narnia Promotes Paganism and Witchcraft (Part 1 of 2) -- Telekinesis, Levitation, Witchcraft and NARNIA


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Telekinesis, Levitation, Witchcraft and Narnia

Narnia Promotes Paganism and Witchcraft 
(Part 1 of 2)

{Click Here for Part 2 of 2.}

Witchcraft in The Chronicles of Narnia



The Chronicles of Narnia stories are still popular today after their beginning in the 1950s. They have been made into several popular Hollywood films. Many Christians have embraced the books and treasured them along with other writings of C.S. Lewis. But, what is the reason for their continuing popularity? Could it be that they are more than just novels for entertainment?

The late David J. Meyer, a former witch, became a believer in Jesus Christ and left witchcraft. He then exposed the real witchcraft in some popular books for children and adults. David J. Meyer wrote:

As a former witch, astrologer, and occultist who has been saved by the grace of God, I know that the works of C.S. Lewis are required reading by neophyte witches, especially in the United States and England. This includes The Chronicles of Narnia, because it teaches neophyte, or new witches, the basic mindset of the craft. Isn’t it strange, though, that many “Christian” churches and organizations have used The Chronicles of Narnia as Sunday School curriculum?” [End quote] (Meyer, David J. “The Witchcraft of the Narnia Chronicles.” lasttrumpetministries.org.) (Emphasis added)

{Note: A neophyte is a beginner witch.}

Let’s consider what David J. Meyer said about Narnia.


This article is divided up into three sections.

{1} “The Force” Is a Term Witches Use ... Lucy Casts a Spell ...

{2.} Levitation Is Used in Witchcraft and Narnia.

{3.} Telekinesis Is Found in Both Narnia and Witchcraft.

Narnia Contradicts the Bible and Is Anti-Christ (Witchcraft in The Chronicles of Narnia)


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NARNIA CONTRADICTS
THE BIBLE AND IS ANTI-CHRIST

Witchcraft in The Chronicles of Narnia



The Chronicles of Narnia stories are still popular today after their beginning in the 1950s. They have been made into several popular Hollywood films. Many Christians have embraced the books and treasured them along with other writings of C.S. Lewis. But, what is the reason for their continuing popularity? Could it be that they are more than just novels for entertainment?

The late David J. Meyer, a former witch, became a believer in Jesus Christ and left witchcraft. He then exposed the real witchcraft in some popular books for children and adults. David J. Meyer wrote:

As a former witch, astrologer, and occultist who has been saved by the grace of God, I know that the works of C.S. Lewis are required reading by neophyte witches, especially in the United States and England. This includes The Chronicles of Narnia, because it teaches neophyte, or new witches, the basic mindset of the craft. Isn’t it strange, though, that many “Christian” churches and organizations have used The Chronicles of Narnia as Sunday School curriculum?” [End quote] (Meyer, David J. “The Witchcraft of the Narnia Chronicles.” lasttrumpetministries.org.) (Emphasis added)

{Note: A neophyte is a beginner witch.}

Let’s consider what David J. Meyer said about Narnia.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Lord of the Rings Is Occultic and Anti-Christ



Lord of the Rings Is Occultic and Anti-Christ



The Lord of the Rings was the sequel to J.R.R. Tolkien’s 1937 novel, The Hobbit. This book series took shape in Tolkien’s mind in the late 1930s. One day as Tolkien was grading papers, he found a blank sheet of paper and a sentence came to his mind: “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit” (See "Who was Tolkien?" in Works Cited). He wrote it down and began to ponder what a hobbit was and what kind of hole it lived in. From that day forward, J.R.R. Tolkien began a story that would become very popular all around the world.

Friday, June 14, 2019

STAR WARS CONTRADICTS THE BIBLE AND IS ANTI-CHRIST





STAR WARS IS ANTI-CHRIST


(The Devil's Tool to Steal the Hearts of Christians)


||  STAR WARS CONTRADICTS
THE BIBLE AND IS ANTI-CHRIST  ||



Released to the world in 1977, Star Wars became a powerful phenomenon which drew millions of people into its profound influence. But, its power to captivate the minds, imaginations, and hearts of countless millions of people is not something that can be lightly ignored. Christians need to be aware of the messages and themes in Star Wars, especially since the Bible warned us about deceivers and evil people who would conduct amazing signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, God's people. 

The darkness in our world is increasing. We must be vigilant, as Christians, to watch and pray ... that is we need to know what God would show us personally and to pray as God leads us by His Holy Spirit. In the dark waters of this world, we need God's Holy Spirit and His Holy Bible to guide us when we consider the popular things in our culture and world.


-- “The Force” Is a Term Witches Use.
(for the Occultic Power They Possess or Think They Possess)


After leaving witchcraft, the late David J. Meyer became a believer in Jesus Christ.
Years after his conversion, David J. Meyer said this in an online article:

‘When real witches have sabats and esbats and meet as a coven, they greet each other by saying "Blessed be", and when they part, they say "The Force be with you." Both sides of this "Force" are Satan. It is not a good side of the force that overcomes the bad side of the force, but rather it’s the blood of Jesus Christ that destroys both supposed sides of the satanic "Force."’ (Meyer) (Emphasis added) [End quote] (See the Works Cited.)

Likewise, in Star Wars, “the Force” has a “dark side” and a “light side”. Luke Skywalker uses the “good side” of the Force to battle Darth Vader who uses the “dark side” of the Force. “White” witches use what they call “white magic,” and wizards in the dark arts use “black magic”.

Magic (also known as “magick”) is sorcery and witchcraft. The Bible has this to say about such practices…

Deuteronomy 18:9-12 (emphasis added)

“[9] When thou art come into the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.
[10] There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch.
[11] Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.

[12] For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord: and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee.” [End quote] [Underlining / Bold font added] 



-- Levitation Is Used in Witchcraft and Star Wars.


From Merriam-Webster.com, we have this definition for levitation: 

Thursday, June 6, 2019

The Profound Love of God for Us and How Only Jesus Christ Satisfies Us



The Profound Love of God for Us
and How Only Jesus Christ Satisfies Us

Philippians chapter 4, verse 1 reveals a profound truth about God’s love for us, which God put into the heart of Paul for the church at Philippi.

Philippians 4:1 --  “[1] Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved.” [End quote]

In Philippians 1:8, Paul wrote this:

Philippians 1:8 -- “[8] For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ.[End quote]        

{Note: Paul longed after them in the nature of the deep, compassionate, yearning love of Jesus Christ. (Bowels refers to deep love, yearning, earnest desire, deep feelings). Jesus Christ and God the Father have this deep, yearning love and compassion, and deep feeling for the Church and for the whole world. See John 17:23.}

Paul, who was once called Saul, was a former persecutor of Christians before he had a powerful vision from Jesus, revealing His love and truth and that Jesus is the Messiah and Son of God.  Shortly that vision, Paul became a born-again Christian and began preaching the Gospel to Jews and Gentiles. He was transformed from a zealous Pharisee who sought to imprison and stop Christians from spreading the Gospel to a godly man who preached the very Gospel he once despised.

So, when Paul wrote to the Philippian Christians calling them “… my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown,”, he was speaking from the heart of Jesus, who gave Paul that love for the Church. It is the same type of love that Jesus has for the Church, which is His Bride. We are dearly loved by Abba Father God. He longs for us and He considers us to be His joy and crown.

In Isaiah 62, God calls the believers (Jews and Gentiles who believe on Jesus, the Messiah) His crown, His delight, and His Bride who He rejoices over.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Pilgrim’s Journey: BOOK 3: ISLAND QUEST (FULL BOOK) (With a PDF File)





  
Pilgrim’s Journey: The Quest for Heaven

- BOOK 3 -

Island Quest


- A Novel / Allegory -

By: Justin Brown (a pen name)
Date Created: Feb. 12, 2019







Chapter 1










PDF File: PILGRIM'S JOURNEY:
 BOOK 3: ISLAND QUEST (PDF)
Arriving at the First Destination

Wind billowed the square sails of the galleon Red Jasper as it sailed across the placid sea. The moon’s reflection undulated with the water as the three-masted ship passed across the watery wilderness. Stars covered the night sky like an array of diamonds on black velvet. 

The ship had been at sea for five days after leaving the port town of Blanco Risco. Pablo Campo-verde, the captain of the ship, had told his passengers that an island was about a two days voyage from Blanco Risco. He planned to stop at that island before continuing the voyage across the ocean to the mysterious country of Viviente Muerte. That country was the last stop before eight pilgrim knights--Pablo’s passengers--would reach the gate of the Kingdom of Heaven.

“Land ho!” a lookout said from the crow’s nest on the mainmast (i.e. the tallest mast).

Friday, March 22, 2019

NOTES on ISAIAH 55:1-4 (The cry of Jesus in Isaiah 55. Living Water that Satisfies the Soul)

NOTES on ISAIAH 55:1-4 

(The cry of Jesus in Isaiah 55. 

Living Water that Satisfies the Soul) 


Isaiah 55:1-4 

“[1] Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money ; come ye, buy, and eat ; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.

[2] Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread ? and your labor for that which satisfieth not ? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.

[3] Incline your ear, and come unto me : hear, and your soul shall live ; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.

[4] Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people.” [End quote]


Some Notes on the above passage from Isaiah 55 


 ➽ Verse 1 notes. Come to Jesus who gives the water of life freely. There is no price for His gift of the Holy Spirit, Who meets all our needs, both Spiritual and otherwise.


 ➽ Verse 2 notes. Why do people look to things which do not satisfy their souls and spirits? We need to diligently listen to and heed what Abba Father God says in His Word and to our spirits. Let us eat of what God gives us so that we will be filled with God and His goodness. In doing so, we will be satisfied. His goodness is an abundance. Let us delight (take great pleasure) in God’s Spirit, Who is abundant and life-giving. (Note: Fatness is abundance, in the King James Bible.) In John 7:37-39, Jesus said:

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Pilgrim’s Journey: Faith Challenged: BOOK 2 (Chapters 11 and 12) (A Novel / Allegory) (Last chapter of Book 2.)

This is a novel and an allegorical story about some knights who travel on a quest to reach a beautiful kingdom called the Kingdom of Heaven. As they go, they encounter giants, evil knights, swamps, perils, cliffs, dungeons, castles, evil Medieval lords, traps, dark forests, cunning enemies, and powerful weapons. They must fight for their lives and overcome all obstacles with the use of their weapons and armor, namely the Sword of the Spirit, and the Shield of Faith, and the power of God. 


- BOOK 2 -

Faith Challenged


- A Novel / Allegory -

By: Justin Brown (a pen name)
Date Created: Jan. 23, 2019







Chapter 11


(Chapter 12 will soon be posted up. It is the last chapter in Book 2.)




  



The Pursuit Through the Forest


Several miles away from the pilgrims, five horses with riders were cantering through the woods. The men riding them were dressed in black robes and were equipped with longbows, swords, and arrow quivers. Barbute helmets with Y-shaped facial openings protected their heads, and coats of mail were concealed under their dark robes.

[Barbute: This was a 15th century helmet which often had a Y-or-T-shaped facial opening in the front for breathing and visibility. Some had an arched opening, but the opening was still smallish compared to that of other helmet styles. Unique among the barbute designs, those with a Y-shaped opening had a projection to guard the nose.]      [Canter: The pace of a horse that is slower than a gallop but faster than a trot. It is the medium speed of a horse.]

The foremost rider swore under his breath and thought to himself: ‘I will kill those men for speaking strange and perverse things to the town of Rebellion. I will also kill them to avenge the deaths of all who lived in the town. It is in ruins a blackened heap of rubble thanks to them and their God. And Elihu, my good friend, died because of them. Those pilgrims shall not escape my wrath!’

“Ahaziah,” said one of the horsemen cantering behind him.

“What is it, Jehoiakim?” Ahaziah Bronze-smith said as he turned his head.

“I believe we are not far from our prey,” Jehoiakim Iron-fist said with an evil glint in his eyes.

“You’re right,” Ahaziah said, smiling wickedly. “I will make those pilgrims suffer a cruel death for all the evil they have done. And, Markus Christian shall be the first to go.”


The Hill of Difficulty


A very steep, rocky hill rose up high above the 15 pilgrims. The forest bordered it but stopped at its lower end, leaving the hill bare of trees. The pilgrims had just emerged from the forest and found themselves in open ground, staring up at a new challenge.