Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Plan


KJV above: English Standard Version :
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD,
plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
When an idea arises, its first construction begins in the mind. Then taking the elements of matter, the work can materialize under the labor or direction of the creator / originator. When completed the creator can observe it as “good,” if it conforms sufficiently to the mental image or expectation; or if not, the creator can deconstruct or sometimes adjust things to attempt greater conformity to the mental image or idea.1

Let’s assume that this describes (in part) the Plan of Salvation2 and the creation of the earth that made the Plan’s implementation possible. The physical creation of the earth turned out to be “good” and “very good.”3

And then the “probation”4 and agency5 aspects of the Plan began. But a probation of what? Let’s consider it as being two-fold:
~ a general probation being whether we will choose obedience to universal principles that foster growth, and unfolding potential?—like “being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and doing good to all mankind,” etc.;6

~ the second probation being whether we would work the plan, purpose, and mission of our own unique life that was envisioned before our birth. This unique, individual plan could have been freely chosen, or maybe assigned, or perhaps ascertained with counsel and guidance.
The scriptures seem full of evidence for the general probation, but what about the second probational aspect?
But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, (New Testament | 1 Peter 1:19-20; bold emphasis added.)

And behold, I am the light and the life of the world; and I have drunk out of that bitter cup which the Father hath given me, and have glorified the Father in taking upon me the sins of the world, in the which I have suffered the will of the Father in all things from the beginning. (Book of Mormon | 3 Nephi 11:11; bold emphasis added.)

And God saw these souls that they were good, and he stood in the midst of them, and he said: These I will make my rulers; for he stood among those that were spirits, and he saw that they were good; and he said unto me: Abraham, thou art one of them; thou wast chosen before thou wast born. (Pearl of Great Price | Abraham 3:23; bold emphasis added.)
There are other scriptures that suggest special missions and purposes;7 and if “all are alike unto God” and if He is “no respecter of persons,”8 perhaps we can assume that each one of us has a good purpose and a good mission; particularly when we reference Lectures on Faith 6:1, 4 [Doctrine and Covenants 1835]:
1. … we next proceed to treat of the knowledge which persons must have, that the course of life which they pursue is according to the will of God, in order that they may be enabled to exercise faith in him unto life and salvation. … 4. Such was, and always will be, the situation of the saints of God, that unless they have an actual knowledge that the course they are pursuing is according to the will of God they will grow weary in their minds, and faint; for such has been, and always will be, the opposition in the hearts of unbelievers and those that know not God against the pure and unadulterated religion of heaven (the only thing which insures eternal life), that they will persecute to the uttermost all that worship God according to his revelations, receive the truth in the love of it, and submit themselves to be guided and directed by his will; and drive them to such extremities that nothing short of an actual knowledge of their being the favorites of heaven, and of their having embraced that order of things which God has established for the redemption of man, will enable them to exercise that confidence in him, necessary for them to overcome the world, and obtain that crown of glory which is laid up for them that fear God.
So how are we doing on our dual probation? Have we become so distracted by the lures of the world, the flesh, and Babylon such that we don’t have a clue whether we are in or out of the way? Though, perhaps “not having a clue” is the first clue.

Missions and purposes vary. They can be as solitary and sacrificing as care-giving a disabled child of God or as global as a documentary filmmaker. In God’s plan, every individual purpose and mission was, is, and will be to improve and better the world, for all good things come of Him. But as we see: the world, its ways, and all the opposites (defining agency) have taken a terrible toll. Refining flesh and matter to its optimum without God’s help is impossible because the “drive” of flesh is so powerful and so opposite to the drive of Spirit;9 and because we don’t grasp how vast the Plan or how infinite the atonement that makes it possible.10
Great is his wisdom, marvelous are his ways, and the extent of his doings none can find out. His purposes fail not, neither are there any who can stay his hand. From eternity to eternity he is the same, and his years never fail. (Doctrine and Covenants | Section 76:2-4)
Now, these are not concepts that most new-agers and “rational” humanists can abide—this yielding “to the whim” of some invisible Being—but amygdale doesn’t readily understand cerebral cortex, and inflated cerebral cortex will never grasp Mind.

Thus, too many of us just drift along or insist on revising the plan—“doing it our way”—which is God’s great lament.11 He laments because we have shunted ourselves to a lesser outcome than what could have been had we been humble enough to accept things unseen.

We read about the high expectations for kings Saul, David, and Solomon; about the promises and prophecies regarding Oliver Cowdery, Sydney Rigdon, Frederick G. Williams, et al. al. al. and sometimes debate about God’s choice and “misplaced” confidence, but what if God is just revealing the individual “Plan” for these souls?—like a patriarchal blessing? Some will fill the measure of their plan and others will succumb to ego, temptation, confusion, fear, or those innumerable sins that king Mosiah gave up enumerating.12 But all the while, God is continually guiding and revealing individual life plans and we are forever wandering off into by-ways or sink-holes.13

If only  we would put more thought into remembering: Telestial (earth level) isn’t the end-game. It’s the bottom of the ladder and if we think a backpack is the priority, how will we ever get off the ground?

So how to figure things out? It takes singular effort AND an eye single to the glory of God. Perhaps we can begin here:
Angels speak by the power of the Holy Ghost; wherefore, they speak the words of Christ. Wherefore, I said unto you, feast upon the words of Christ; for behold, the words of Christ will tell you all things what ye should do. (Book of Mormon | 2 Nephi 32:3)
and here:
Lectures on Faith: Lectures 1-7 [Doctrine and Covenants 1835] available online at
http://josephsmithpapers.org/paperSummary/doctrine-and-covenants-1835#!/paperSummary/doctrine-and-covenants-1835&p=13
[use the side arrows to navigate].
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1. In some ways, the philosopher Plato discerned aspects of invisible design, plan, mental construct, etc. when developing his theory of forms. (See Q2: What is the meaning of “good”? at http://dejavu-timestwo.blogspot.ca/2014/09/questions-of-evidence.html ; also http://www.dejavu-times.blogspot.ca/2014/04/a-mathematical-ceiling.html)
2. Pearl of Great Price | Abraham 3:21-28 ~ … for I rule in the heavens above, and in the earth beneath, in all wisdom and prudence, over all the intelligences thine eyes have seen from the beginning; I came down in the beginning in the midst of all the intelligences thou hast seen.
Now the Lord had shown unto me, Abraham, the intelligences that were organized before the world was; and among all these there were many of the noble and great ones;
And God saw these souls that they were good, and he stood in the midst of them, and he said:
These I will make my rulers; for he stood among those that were spirits, and he saw that they were good; and he said unto me: Abraham, thou art one of them; thou wast chosen before thou wast born.
And there stood one among them that was like unto God, and he said unto those who were with him: We will go down, for there is space there, and we will take of these materials, and we will make an earth whereon these may dwell;
And we will prove them herewith, to see if they will do all things whatsoever the Lord their God shall command them;
And they who keep their first estate shall be added upon; and they who keep not their first estate shall not have glory in the same kingdom with those who keep their first estate; and they who keep their second estate shall have glory added upon their heads for ever and ever.
And the Lord said: Whom shall I send? And one answered like unto the Son of Man: Here am I, send me. And another answered and said: Here am I, send me. And the Lord said: I will send the first.
And the second was angry, and kept not his first estate; and, at that day, many followed after him.
Pearl of Great Price | Moses 6:56-62 ~ And it is given unto them to know good from evil; wherefore they are agents unto themselves, and I have given unto you another law and commandment.
Wherefore teach it unto your children, that all men, everywhere, must repent, or they can in nowise inherit the kingdom of God, for no unclean thing can dwell there, or dwell in his presence; for, in the language of Adam, Man of Holiness is his name, and the name of his Only Begotten is the Son of Man, even Jesus Christ, a righteous Judge, who shall come in the meridian of time.
Therefore I give unto you a commandment, to teach these things freely unto your children, saying:
That by reason of transgression cometh the fall, which fall bringeth death, and inasmuch as ye were born into the world by water, and blood, and the spirit, which I have made, and so became of dust a living soul, even so ye must be born again into the kingdom of heaven, of water, and of the Spirit, and be cleansed by blood, even the blood of mine Only Begotten; that ye might be sanctified from all sin, and enjoy the words of eternal life in this world, and eternal life in the world to come, even immortal glory;
For by the water ye keep the commandment; by the Spirit ye are justified, and by the blood ye are sanctified;
Therefore it is given to abide in you; the record of heaven; the Comforter; the peaceable things of immortal glory; the truth of all things; that which quickeneth all things, which maketh alive all things; that which knoweth all things, and hath all power according to wisdom, mercy, truth, justice, and judgment.
And now, behold, I say unto you: This is the plan of salvation unto all men, through the blood of mine Only Begotten, who shall come in the meridian of time.
3. Pearl of Great Price | Moses 2:4-31 ~ And I, God, saw everything that I had made, and, behold, all things which I had made were very good; and the evening and the morning were the sixth day. (v. 31)
4. Probation: Book of Mormon | 1 Nephi 10:21 ~ Wherefore, if ye have sought to do wickedly in the days of your probation, then ye are found unclean before the judgment–seat of God; and no unclean thing can dwell with God; wherefore, ye must be cast off forever.
Book of Mormon | 1 Nephi 15:31-32 ~ And [Laman and Lemuel] said unto me: Doth this thing mean the torment of the body in the days of probation, or doth it mean the final state of the soul after the death of the temporal body, or doth it speak of the things which are temporal? And it came to pass that I said unto them that it was a representation of things both temporal and spiritual; for the day should come that they must be judged of their works, yea, even the works which were done by the temporal body in their days of probation.
Book of Mormon | 2 Nephi 2:21 ~ And the days of the children of men were prolonged, according to the will of God, that they might repent while in the flesh; wherefore, their state became a state of probation, and their time was lengthened, according to the commandments which the Lord God gave unto the children of men. For he gave commandment that all men must repent; for he showed unto all men that they were lost, because of the transgression of their parents.
Book of Mormon | 2 Nephi 9:27 ~ But wo unto him that has the law given, yea, that has all the commandments of God, like unto us, and that transgresseth them, and that wasteth the days of his probation, for awful is his state!
Book of Mormon | 2 Nephi 33:9 ~ I also have charity for the Gentiles. But behold, for none of these can I hope except they shall be reconciled unto Christ, and enter into the narrow gate, and walk in the strait path which leads to life, and continue in the path until the end of the day of probation.
Book of Mormon | Helaman 13:38 ~ But behold, your days of probation are past; ye have procrastinated the day of your salvation until it is everlastingly too late, and your destruction is made sure; yea, for ye have sought all the days of your lives for that which ye could not obtain; and ye have sought for happiness in doing iniquity, which thing is contrary to the nature of that righteousness which is in our great and Eternal Head.
Book of Mormon | Mormon 9:28 ~ Be wise in the days of your probation; strip yourselves of all uncleanness; ask not, that ye may consume it on your lusts, but ask with a firmness unshaken, that ye will yield to no temptation, but that ye will serve the true and living God.
Doctrine and Covenants | Section 29:43 ~ And thus did I, the Lord God, appoint unto man the days of his probation—that by his natural death he might be raised in immortality unto eternal life, even as many as would believe;
5. Earth Agency:
Doctrine and Covenants | Section 93:31 ~ Behold, here is the agency of man, and here is the condemnation of man; because that which was from the beginning is plainly manifest unto them, and they receive not the light.
Book of Mormon | 2 Nephi 2:15-16 ~ And to bring about his eternal purposes in the end of man, after he had created our first parents, and the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air, and in fine, all things which are created, it must needs be that there was an opposition; even the forbidden fruit in opposition to the tree of life; the one being sweet and the other bitter. Wherefore, the Lord God gave unto man that he should act for himself. Wherefore, man could not act for himself save it should be that he was enticed by the one or the other.
Book of Mormon | 2 Nephi 2:26-27 ~ And the Messiah cometh in the fulness of time, that he may redeem the children of men from the fall. And because that they are redeemed from the fall they have become free forever, knowing good from evil; to act for themselves and not to be acted upon, save it be by the punishment of the law at the great and last day, according to the commandments which God hath given. Wherefore, men are free according to the flesh; and all things are given them which are expedient unto man. And they are free to choose liberty and eternal life, through the great Mediator of all men, or to choose captivity and death, according to the captivity and power of the devil; for he seeketh that all men might be miserable like unto himself.
6. Pearl of Great Price | Articles of Faith 1:13 ~ We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul—We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.
7. Old Testament | Jeremiah 1:5 ~ Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
New Testament | John 5:30 ~ I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.
Book of Mormon | Mosiah 15:7 ~ Yea, even so he shall be led, crucified, and slain, the flesh becoming subject even unto death, the will of the Son being swallowed up in the will of the Father.
Doctrine and Covenants | Section 19:24 ~ I am Jesus Christ; I came by the will of the Father, and I do his will.
New Testament | Romans 8:29-30 ~ For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to his own image, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.
New Testament | Ephesians 1:3-5 ~ Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
New Testament | Ephesians 1:10-11 ~ That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him: In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:
And others including Noah, Moses, John the Baptist, Joseph Smith, etc.
8. No Respecter:
Book of Mormon | 2 Nephi 26:33 ~ For none of these iniquities come of the Lord; for he doeth that which is good among the children of men; and he doeth nothing save it be plain unto the children of men; and he inviteth them all to come unto him and partake of his goodness; and he denieth none that come unto him, black and white, bond and free, male and female; and he remembereth the heathen; and all are alike unto God, both Jew and Gentile.
Doctrine and Covenants | Section 1:34-36 ~ And again, verily I say unto you, O inhabitants of the earth: I the Lord am willing to make these things known unto all flesh; For I am no respecter of persons, and will that all men shall know that the day speedily cometh; the hour is not yet, but is nigh at hand, when peace shall be taken from the earth, and the devil shall have power over his own dominion. And also the Lord shall have power over his saints, and shall reign in their midst, and shall come down in judgment upon Idumea, or the world.
Doctrine and Covenants | Section 38:16 ~ And for your salvation I give unto you a commandment, for I have heard your prayers, and the poor have complained before me, and the rich have I made, and all flesh is mine, and I am no respecter of persons.
Lectures on Faith 3:23 [Doctrine and Covenants 1835] ~ But it is also necessary that men should have an idea that he is no respecter of persons, for with the idea of all the other excellencies in his character, and this one wanting, men could not exercise faith in him; because if he were a respecter of persons, they could not tell what their privileges were, nor how far they were authorized to exercise faith in him, or whether they were authorized to do it at all, but all must be confusion; but no sooner are the minds of men made acquainted with the truth on this point, that he is no respecter of persons, than they see that they have authority by faith to lay hold on eternal life, the richest boon of heaven, because God is no respecter of persons, and that every man in every nation has an equal privilege.
New Testament | Acts 10:34-35 ~ Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.
9. Flesh: http://dejavu-timestwo.blogspot.ca/2014/11/the-divided-soul.html
http://dejavu-timestwo.blogspot.ca/2014/11/the-flesh.html
10. Book of Mormon | 2 Nephi 9:6-15 ~ For as death hath passed upon all men, to fulfil the merciful plan of the great Creator, there must needs be a power of resurrection, and the resurrection must needs come unto man by reason of the fall; and the fall came by reason of transgression; and because man became fallen they were cut off from the presence of the Lord.
Wherefore, it must needs be an infinite atonement—save it should be an infinite atonement this corruption could not put on incorruption. Wherefore, the first judgment which came upon man must needs have remained to an endless duration. And if so, this flesh must have laid down to rot and to crumble to its mother earth, to rise no more.
O the wisdom of God, his mercy and grace! For behold, if the flesh should rise no more our spirits must become subject to that angel who fell from before the presence of the Eternal God, and became the devil, to rise no more.
And our spirits must have become like unto him, and we become devils, angels to a devil, to be shut out from the presence of our God, and to remain with the father of lies, in misery, like unto himself; yea, to that being who beguiled our first parents, who transformeth himself nigh unto an angel of light, and stirreth up the children of men unto secret combinations of murder and all manner of secret works of darkness.
O how great the goodness of our God, who prepareth a way for our escape from the grasp of this awful monster; yea, that monster, death and hell, which I call the death of the body, and also the death of the spirit.
And because of the way of deliverance of our God, the Holy One of Israel, this death, of which I have spoken, which is the temporal, shall deliver up its dead; which death is the grave.
And this death of which I have spoken, which is the spiritual death, shall deliver up its dead; which spiritual death is hell; wherefore, death and hell must deliver up their dead, and hell must deliver up its captive spirits, and the grave must deliver up its captive bodies, and the bodies and the spirits of men will be restored one to the other; and it is by the power of the resurrection of the Holy One of Israel.
O how great the plan of our God! For on the other hand, the paradise of God must deliver up the spirits of the righteous, and the grave deliver up the body of the righteous; and the spirit and the body is restored to itself again, and all men become incorruptible, and immortal, and they are living souls, having a perfect knowledge like unto us in the flesh, save it be that our knowledge shall be perfect.
Wherefore, we shall have a perfect knowledge of all our guilt, and our uncleanness, and our nakedness; and the righteous shall have a perfect knowledge of their enjoyment, and their righteousness, being clothed with purity, yea, even with the robe of righteousness.
And it shall come to pass that when all men shall have passed from this first death unto life, insomuch as they have become immortal, they must appear before the judgment–seat of the Holy One of Israel; and then cometh the judgment, and then must they be judged according to the holy judgment of God.
Book of Mormon | Alma 34:9 ~ For it is expedient that an atonement should be made; for according to the great plan of the Eternal God there must be an atonement made, or else all mankind must unavoidably perish; yea, all are hardened; yea, all are fallen and are lost, and must perish except it be through the atonement which it is expedient should be made.
11. http://dejavu-timestwo.blogspot.ca/2014/01/gods-lament.html
12. Book of Mormon | Mosiah 4:29-30 ~ And finally, I cannot tell you all the things whereby ye may commit sin; for there are divers ways and means, even so many that I cannot number them. But this much I can tell you, that if ye do not watch yourselves, and your thoughts, and your words, and your deeds, and observe the commandments of God, and continue in the faith of what ye have heard concerning the coming of our Lord, even unto the end of your lives, ye must perish. And now, O man, remember, and perish not.
13. A classic example is found in the two Doctrine and Covenants sections 39 and 40 that relate to the promises and failings of James Covill.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Another Heads-Up*!!


With all the imitations, deceptions, counterfeits, and hidden technologies in this world, what are we going to believe and do when amazing, terrifying things appear in the sky?
“And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.”  (New Testament | Revelation 13:11-15; emphasis added.)
Are we going to accept the word of “authorities” and beg on our knees for their protection (in safety zones camps)? Or are we going to see this DECEPTION for what it is: a World Order1 (WO) con?

If we think we are under attack by “aliens,” perhaps, in a sense, we will be. Except, will it be advanced “aliens” from some other realm?—or will it be those alien to righteousness (controlled by the enemy of all righteousness) who have been in this earth-realm since the beginning?
… for, behold, the devil was before Adam, for he rebelled against me [God], saying, Give me thine honor, which is my power; and also a third part of the hosts of heaven turned he away from me because of their agency; And they were thrust down, and thus came the devil and his angels; (Doctrine and Covenants | Section 29:36-37; bold emphasis added.)

And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. (New Testament | Revelation 12:9; bold emphasis added.)
And furthermore, if:
there are no angels who minister to this earth but those who do belong or have belonged to it. (Doctrine and Covenants | Section 130:5)
do we think that “aliens” from other planets, realms, or dimensions will be permitted to captivate or destroy this earth whose past, present, and future were shown to holy seers by the Creator God who knoweth all things?

Perhaps we should ponder some questions:
▪ Has Lucifer, in league with wicked mortals over the ages, been seeking greater and greater power through technology because he has shut himself off from the greater power that comes with perfecting the attributes of God?2

▪ Could some of those strange beings / entities that many have witnessed during paranormal events be the best “life” forms that Satan has been able to contrive thus far?3 Is that why they refer to their “bodies” as vessels or containers?

▪ Has the enemy of all righteousness spent eons desperately trying to manufacture “immortal” bodies for himself and his minions, so he (and they) can “queue-jump” the probation?4

▪ In league with wicked mortals and x-mortals, have ageless beings (with their secret works, combinations, and knowledge) created artificial-life forms, technologies, weapons, imageries, and plans for mass destruction?

▪ As the father of lies and manipulations, what might Lucifer promise or fabricate in furtherance of his agenda?—moon stories, space colonies, “alien” origins, immortality, knowledge, power, riches? Can we trust anything he presents or claims?

▪ If puny man can do the things referenced below, what do we imagine might be waiting in the shadows of  “hidden darkness” for a gullible, frightened, and gainsaying people?



7D Hologram Technology Amazing Show in Dubai (12.01 min.)
at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CqUYBopWLs

When Seeing and Hearing Isn't Believing [Digital Morphing]
By William M. Arkin; Special to washingtonpost.com; Monday, Feb. 1, 1999
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/national/dotmil/arkin020199.htm

Breakthrough helps 3D holograms come to life http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/breakthrough-helps-3d-holograms-come-to-life-1.755348

Is the message and warning to us just one more déjà vu that has been repeating since the days of Cain?—as in
AWAKE, ARISE, REPENT 
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1. World Order: http://www.dejavu-times.blogspot.ca/2015/03/rose-colored-specs.html
2. Lectures on Faith: Lecture First, para: 13-17, (N. B. Lundwall, compiler, pp. 8-9):
13. As we receive by faith all temporal blessings that we do receive, so we in like manner receive by faith all spiritual blessings that we do receive. But faith is not only the principle of action, but of power also, in all intelligent beings, whether in heaven or on earth. Thus says the author of the epistle to the Hebrews (xi.3)—
14. “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God; so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.” [New Testament | Hebrews 11:3]
15. By this we understand that the principle of power which existed in the bosom of God, by which the worlds were framed, was faith; and that it is by reason of this principle of power existing in the Deity, that all created things exist; so that all things in heaven, on earth, or under the earth exist by reason of faith as it existed in HIM.
16. Had it not been for the principle of faith the worlds would never have been framed neither would man have been formed of the dust. It is the principle by which Jehovah works, and through which he exercises power over all temporal as well as eternal things. Take this principle or attribute—for it is an attribute—from the Deity, and he would cease to exist.
17. Who cannot see, that if God framed the worlds by faith, that it is by faith that he exercises power over them, and that faith is the principle of power? And if the principle of power, it must be so in man as well as in the Deity? This is the testimony of all the sacred writers, and the lesson which they have been endeavouring to teach to man.
[See Lectures 3-5 respecting the character, perfections, and attributes of God.]
Lectures on Faith: Lecture Seventh, para. 3 ~ … we understand that when a man works by faith he works by mental exertion instead of physical force. It is by words, instead of exerting his physical powers, with which every being works when he works by faith. God said, "Let there be light: and there was light." Joshua spake, and the great lights which God had created stood still. Elijah commanded, and the heavens were stayed for the space of three years and six months, so that it did not rain: he again commanded and the heavens gave forth rain. All this was done by faith. And the Saviour says, "If you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, say to this mountain, 'Remove,' and it will remove; or say to that sycamine tree, 'Be ye plucked up, and planted in the midst of the sea,' and it shall obey you." Faith, then, works by words; and with these its mightiest works have been, and will be, performed. (Bold emphasis added.)
3. Listen to these accounts of mind-bending drugs like DMT that can open one to the realm of these “aliens”:
» Drugs & Sorcery Opening Spiritual Doorways in the Last Days (Chris White and Dr. Future): (Time: 1:45:51) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWsd3OTMCv0&list=WL&index=53
» Leaving the Dark Side ~ A testimony ~ Chris Whiten (Time: 1:42:36) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6O7qyeikhY
» DMT: N,N-Dimethyltryptamine (DMT or N,N-DMT) is a psychedelic compound of the tryptamine family. … It is consumed by indigenous Amazonian Amerindian cultures through the consumption of ayahuasca for divinatory and healing purposes. Info from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N,N-Dimethyltryptamine
» Salvia divinorum (also known as Diviner's Sage, Ska María Pastora, Seer's Sage, and informally by just its genus name, Salvia) is a psychoactive plant which can induce "visions" and other hallucinatory experiences. Info from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvia_divinorum
4. Q-Jumping: http://dejavu-timestwo.blogspot.ca/2015/03/q-jumping.html
Consider all the alleged blood, DNA, body fluid extractions, and abuse during alleged alien kidnappings. What are they hunting for? Unique genetic material? Some quest similar to man’s continual pursuit of the “fountain of youth”?
» Synthetic life breakthrough expected within decade, scientists say at
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/synthetic-life-breakthrough-expected-within-decade-scientists-say-1.648030
» Peter Nygard boasts possible immortality in Bahamas at
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/peter-nygard-boasts-possible-immortality-in-bahamas-1.2555831
» Anti-aging secret discovered by UBC researcher in wrinkle-free mice at
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/anti-aging-secret-discovered-by-ubc-researcher-in-wrinkle-free-mice-1.2876531
Note: A thanks to BYS for referring me (18-3-2015) to the Dubai 7D Hologram Show which prompted me to write this second Heads-Up; the first Heads-Up being posted 15 February 2015 at http://dejavu-timestwo.blogspot.ca/2015/02/heads-up.html


Sunday, March 15, 2015

Q-Jumping ?


Perhaps you have heard of quantum jumping. Or perhaps not. In short, it is being touted as:
▪ “an advanced meditation / visualization technique where you visualize yourself jumping into alternate universes, and communicating with alternate versions of yourself within those different universes;”
▪ an “interdimensional quest for a better you;”
▪ a means to learn or improve skills already mastered by your more advanced, parallel selves;
▪ a way to increase proficiency and efficiency in life and business management.
As with many new(?) ideas, quantum jumping will undoubtedly come your way, sooner or later, so here are some questions to consider in the meantime:
▪ Is quantum jumping just a polished version of the old astral projection,1 now given a quantum boost in order to bounce it from the occult / paranormal realm into a science one?
▪ If one leaves one’s body, does that create a vacuum?
▪ What does science observe about vacuums?2
▪ What is likely to fill that vacuum if some entity is looking for a home?3
▪ With all the images and avatars floating around (including those in dreams ’n nightmares), how can one be sure one has encountered a parallel self or just some image-clone with a hidden agenda?
▪ Does quantum jumping foster mindfulness or a mad travel-quest for the perfect, parallel other self?
▪ Does quantum jumping resemble queue-jumping, where one abandons the messy, frustrating pursuit of one’s earth-purpose in order to explore the infinite gamut of more advanced alternatives up ahead? (or down! as the case may prove!)
▪ If one finds that “better self,” would that tempt one to give up on this earthly corpus and opt to just become a comfortable, contented pig in the sty of Epicurus (or perhaps worse)?4
▪ Is quantum jumping also a form of (attempted) queue-jumping in similitude of the fallen Lucifer?5
▪ Could q-jumping be a counterfeit—a delusional  imitation of what God gifts to some who have proven themselves faithful to revealed, divine Truth?—and that true spiritual ascension can never come by way of extortion?6
Perhaps we should just stay put for now and read a lot more in
Scripture,7
and perhaps, on occasion, juxtapose it against the truths and conjectures in a work such as
Who Am I?- And If So, How Many?: A Philosophical Journey
by Richard David Precht (2011).8
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1. From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astral_projection : “Astral projection (or astral travel) is an interpretation of out-of-body experience (OBE) that assumes the existence of an "astral body" separate from the physical body and capable of travelling outside it [but often mysteriously tethered to it, facilitating a snap-back]. Astral projection or travel denotes the astral body leaving the physical body to travel in an astral plane. The idea of astral travel is rooted in common worldwide religious accounts of the afterlife in which the consciousness' or soul's journey or "ascent" is described in such terms as "an... out-of body experience, wherein the spiritual traveller leaves the physical body and travels in his/her subtle body (or dreambody or astral body) into ‘higher’ realms." It is frequently reported in association with dreams, and forms of meditation.”
2. From http://science.howstuffworks.com/question200.htm : “From our daily experience with nature, it does seem like nature abhors a vacuum. If you create a vacuum inside a container here on Earth, nature will fill the container with air very quickly if you give it the chance (for example, by puncturing the container).” [Or where there is perhaps some hole, like say—a nostril!?]
3. New Testament | Mark 5:8-9, 12-13 ~ For [Jesus] said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit. And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many…. And all the devils besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them. And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the sea.
4. From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedonism: “Epicureanism is a system of philosophy based upon the teachings of Epicurus (c. 341–c. 270 BC), founded around 307 BC. … Epicurus believed that the greatest good was to seek modest, sustainable "pleasure" in the form of a state of tranquility and freedom from fear (ataraxia) and absence of bodily pain (aponia) through knowledge of the workings of the world and the limits of our desires. The combination of these two states is supposed to constitute happiness in its highest form. Although Epicureanism is a form of hedonism, insofar as it declares pleasure as the sole intrinsic good, its conception of absence of pain as the greatest pleasure and its advocacy of a simple life make it different from "hedonism" as it is commonly understood.”
5. Old Testament | Isaiah 14:13-14 ~ For thou [Lucifer] hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. (See also Book of Mormon | 2 Nephi 24:13-14)
New Testament | 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 ~ … the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
Doctrine and Covenants | Section 29:36 ~ [B]ehold, the devil was before Adam, for he rebelled against me, saying, Give me thine honor, which is my power;
Pearl of Great Price | Moses 4:3 ~ Wherefore, because that Satan rebelled against me, and sought to destroy the agency of man, which I, the Lord God, had given him, and also, that I should give unto him mine own power; by the power of mine Only Begotten, I caused that he should be cast down;
6. Doctrine and Covenants | Section 88:68 ~ Therefore, sanctify yourselves that your minds become single to God, and the days will come that you shall see him; for he will unveil his face unto you, and it shall be in his own time, and in his own way, and according to his own will. [Bold emphasis added.]
New Testament | 1 Corinthians 6:9 - 10 ~ Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
7. New Testament | 2 Timothy 3:14-17 ~ But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
8. Some portions of this book can be read free online at https://books.google.ca/books?id=JWIMkYxBOIAC&pg=PA245&lpg=PA245&dq=pig+epicurus&source=bl&ots=GMTSOzZGh8&sig=g_w5b799ifM--IB5u97jxqzUHpw&hl=en&sa=X&ei=8Gr-VP-AG8v0oASrx4HoAg&ved=0CDIQ6AEwBDgK#v=onepage&q=pig%20epicurus&f=false
If you encounter a note about "unavailable pages," just keep hitting the forward arrow at the top to advance to more available pages ahead.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Counterfeit Wars


IF we believe:*
1. “[T]here was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.” (New Testament | Revelation 12:7-9; bold emphasis added.)1

2. “And he became Satan, yea, even the devil, the father of all lies, to deceive and to blind men, and to lead them captive at his will, even as many as would not hearken unto my voice.” (Pearl of Great Price | Moses 4:3-4)2

3. “For it must needs be, that there is an opposition in all things. If not so, ... righteousness could not be brought to pass, neither wickedness, neither holiness nor misery, neither good nor bad. Wherefore, all things must needs be a compound in one; (Book of Mormon | 2 Nephi 2:11)3

4. “And it must needs be that the devil should tempt the children of men, or they could not be agents unto themselves; for if they never should have bitter they could not know the sweet—” (Doctrine and Covenants | Section 29:39)4

5. “Satan stirreth them up, that he may lead their souls to destruction. And thus he has laid a cunning plan, thinking to destroy the work of God; … And thus he goeth up and down, to and fro in the earth, seeking to destroy the souls of men.” (Doctrine and Covenants | Section 10:22-23, 27)5

6. that in modern terminology, he would be classed as a full-blown psychopath;6
then should we be surprised when his schemes, “angels,” demons, and disciples promote counterfeit after counterfeit, deception following deception, corruption upon corruption to achieve the goal of captivation and destruction? Do we comprehend how high the stakes? how subtle the deception? Do we ever consider how déjà vu his ways and means have been since the beginning of time?7

But now, with television and internet in almost every home, the world is being flooded, as perhaps never before, with “witnesses” and spokes(wo)men, many of whom unwittingly testify and accept as true his myriad deceptions, counterfeits, and perversions. Consider the global promotion of just these six out of hundreds:
amazing(!) “guidance” through occult readings, enchantments, magic, rituals, sorcery, etc.8

out-of-this-world (or -body) “spiritual” experiences generated through mind-warping substances or practices;9

▪ “spiritual” evolution / salvation / ascension promised without need for “clean hands and a pure heart;”10

▪ Law of Attraction11 promising the treasures of the world; (one more variation of the classic Three Temptations?);

▪ priestcrafts ~ where “men [or women] preach and set themselves up for a light unto the world, that they may get gain and praise of the world;”12

▪ New World Order promising peace and security.13
all of which are crafted: 1) to entice the “curious, foolish, or rapacious” to give an inch so evil can take a mile; and 2) to trade secret knowledge and powers for soul.

Have we forgotten that Lucifer is an obsessive liar? that NOTHING he or his devotees convey can be trusted? that hallucinogenic / psychedelic trips are not “spiritual” advancements; that “aliens,” abductions, off-world “events,” alleged space colonies, “ascended masters,” “worm-holes,” etc., etc., etc. are all within the realm of his fabrication, enchantment, imagery, manipulation, programming, intoxication, trickery, etc., etc., etc.? BUT it is not all trickery and illusion. If one voluntarily opens a door into his realm, one can be assaulted, abused, possessed, and perhaps captivated forever. Know that EVERYTHING he says or does is calculated to deceive and destroy.
» Do we not know what a psychopath is?

» Do we think we can dabble in dark matters and energies without consequence?

» Do we suppose divine enlightenment comes from liars?

» Do we imagine (delusional) shortcuts make the “spiritual” grade?

» Do we expect technology to rectify man’s shortcomings or provide an escape-hatch?
The last words we give to Isaiah and Paul:
And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead? To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them. (Old Testament | Isaiah 8:19-20; 2 Nephi 18:19)

For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: and he it is who now worketh, and Christ suffereth him to work, until the time is fulfilled that he shall be taken out of the way. And then shall that wicked one be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Yea , the Lord, even Jesus, whose coming is not until after there cometh a falling away by the working of Satan with all power, and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. (New Testament | 2 Thessalonians 2:7-10, JST)
And another repeating déjà vu, for we seem
Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these [latter-day counterfeiters] also resist the truth: ... (New Testament | 2 Timothy 3:7-8)

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. (New Testament | 2 Timothy 4:3-4)
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* Written from a paradigm of belief in God the Father, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost; in Holy Scripture; in living with integrity; and in believing “that [God] has all wisdom, and all power, both in heaven and in earth; [and] that man doth not comprehend all the things which the Lord can comprehend. (Book of Mormon | Mosiah 4:9) To those who think God (and the adversary) constitute a blinding paradigm, I suggest that blinding paradigms can also capture atheists, believers in other alternatives, and unbelievers. At some point, we shall all come to know what is Truth and what is not. (And because of our limitations and stiffneckedness, we shall ALL be subject to some measure of correction.)

1. Book of Mormon | Helaman 13:37 ~ Behold, we are surrounded by demons, yea, we are encircled about by the angels of him who hath sought to destroy our souls. Behold, our iniquities are great.
Book of Mormon | 3 Nephi 9:2 ~ Wo, wo, wo unto this people; wo unto the inhabitants of the whole earth except they shall repent; for the devil laugheth, and his angels rejoice, because of the slain of the fair sons and daughters of my people; and it is because of their iniquity and abominations that they are fallen!
Pearl of Great Price | Moses 6:15 ~ And the children of men were numerous upon all the face of the land. And in those days Satan had great dominion among men, and raged in their hearts; and from thenceforth came wars and bloodshed; and a man's hand was against his own brother, in administering death, because of secret works, seeking for power.
2. Pearl of Great Price | Moses 4:3-4 ~ Wherefore, because that Satan rebelled against me, and sought to destroy the agency of man, which I, the Lord God, had given him, and also, that I should give unto him mine own power; by the power of mine Only Begotten, I caused that he should be cast down; And he became Satan, yea, even the devil, the father of all lies, to deceive and to blind men, and to lead them captive at his will, even as many as would not hearken unto my voice.
Book of Mormon | 2 Nephi 2:18 ~ … that old serpent, who is the devil, … is the father of all lies,
Book of Mormon | 2 Nephi 9:9 ~ … the father of lies, in misery, like unto himself; yea, to that being who beguiled our first parents, who transformeth himself nigh unto an angel of light, and stirreth up the children of men unto secret combinations of murder and all manner of secret works of darkness.
Book of Mormon | Ether 8:25 ~ …the devil, who is the father of all lies; even that same liar who beguiled our first parents, yea, even that same liar who hath caused man to commit murder from the beginning; who hath hardened the hearts of men that they have murdered the prophets, and stoned them, and cast them out from the beginning.
Doctrine and Covenants | Section 123:7 ~ …under the most damning hand of murder, tyranny, and oppression, supported and urged on and upheld by the influence of that spirit which hath so strongly riveted the creeds of the fathers, who have inherited lies, upon the hearts of the children, and filled the world with confusion, and has been growing stronger and stronger, and is now the very mainspring of all corruption, and the whole earth groans under the weight of its iniquity.
3. Opposition: Book of Mormon | 2 Nephi 2:11-12 ~ For it must needs be, that there is an opposition in all things. If not so, my first–born in the wilderness, righteousness could not be brought to pass, neither wickedness, neither holiness nor misery, neither good nor bad. Wherefore, all things must needs be a compound in one; wherefore, if it should be one body it must needs remain as dead, having no life neither death, nor corruption nor incorruption, happiness nor misery, neither sense nor insensibility. Wherefore, it must needs have been created for a thing of naught; wherefore there would have been no purpose in the end of its creation. Wherefore, this thing must needs destroy the wisdom of God and his eternal purposes, and also the power, and the mercy, and the justice of God.
4. Agency:  Book of Mormon | 2 Nephi 2:15-16 ~ And to bring about his eternal purposes in the end of man, after he had created our first parents, and the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air, and in fine, all things which are created, it must needs be that there was an opposition; even the forbidden fruit in opposition to the tree of life; the one being sweet and the other bitter. Wherefore, the Lord God gave unto man that he should act for himself. Wherefore, man could not act for himself save it should be that he was enticed by the one or the other.
5. Pearl of Great Price | Moses 4:3, 6 ~ Satan rebelled against me, and sought to destroy the agency of man, which I, the Lord God, had given him, … And Satan put it into the heart of the serpent, (for he had drawn away many after him,) and he sought also to beguile Eve, for he knew not the mind of God, wherefore he sought to destroy the world.
Book of Mormon | Helaman 8:28… the evil one who seeketh to destroy the souls of men.
6. http://www.dejavu-times.blogspot.ca/2014/10/public-enemy-1.html
http://dejavu-timestwo.blogspot.ca/2014/12/the-pity-ploy.html
7. Old Testament | Leviticus 19:31 ~ Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.
Old Testament | Deuteronomy 18:10-12, 14 ~ 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, Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. 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. … For these nations, which thou shalt possess, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto diviners: but as for thee, the LORD thy God hath not suffered thee so to do.
Old Testament | Isaiah 47:12-13 ~ Stand now with thine enchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast laboured from thy youth; if so be thou shalt be able to profit, if so be thou mayest prevail. Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels. Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from these things that shall come upon thee.
Old Testament | 2 Chronicles 33:5-6 ~ And [Manasseh] built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD. And he caused his children to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom: also he observed times, and used enchantments, and used witchcraft, and dealt with a familiar spirit, and with wizards: he wrought much evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.
Old Testament | 2 Kings 17:17 ~ And they caused their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire, and used divination and enchantments, and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.
Old Testament | Leviticus 20:6 ~ 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.
8. OCCULT, etc.: Old Testament | Isaiah 47:12-14 ~ Stand now with thine enchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast laboured from thy youth; if so be thou shalt be able to profit, if so be thou mayest prevail. Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels. Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from these things that shall come upon thee. Behold, they shall be as stubble; the fire shall burn them; they shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flame:
See also: http://dejavu-timestwo.blogspot.ca/2015/03/the-imitation-war.html
9. Mind-warping substances:
DMT: N,N-Dimethyltryptamine (DMT or N,N-DMT) is a psychedelic compound of the tryptamine family. It is a structural analog of serotonin and melatonin and a functional analog of other psychedelic tryptamines such as 4-AcO-DMT, 5-MeO-DMT, 5-OH-DMT, psilocybin (4-PO-DMT), and psilocin (4-OH-DMT). / It is consumed by indigenous Amazonian Amerindian cultures through the consumption of ayahuasca for divinatory and healing purposes. Info from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N,N-Dimethyltryptamine
Salvia divinorum (also known as Diviner's Sage, Ska María Pastora, Seer's Sage, and informally by just its genus name, Salvia) is a psychoactive plant which can induce "visions" and other hallucinatory experiences. Its native habitat is incloud forest in the isolated Sierra Mazateca of Oaxaca, Mexico, … Mazatec shamans have a long and continuous tradition of religious use of Salvia divinorum, using it to facilitate visionary states of consciousness during spiritual healing sessions. Info from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvia_divinorum
For descriptions of the use of these and similar substances, see:
▪ Drugs & Sorcery Opening Spiritual Doorways in the Last Days (Chris White and Dr. Future): (Time: 1:45:51) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWsd3OTMCv0&list=WL&index=53
▪ Leaving the Dark Side ~ A testimony ~ Chris Whiten (Time: 1:42:36) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6O7qyeikhY
10. Old Testament | Psalms 24:3-4 ~ Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.
Book of Mormon | Alma 5:51 ~ And also the Spirit saith unto me, yea, crieth unto me with a mighty voice, saying: Go forth and say unto this people—Repent, for except ye repent ye can in nowise inherit the kingdom of heaven.
New Testament | James 2:18-26 ~ Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect? And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God. Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way? For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
Old Testament | Proverbs 6:16-19 ~ These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
New Testament | Romans 1:18-23 ~ For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
11. Law of Attraction: http://dejavu-timestwo.blogspot.ca/2009/09/why-i-doubt-law-of-attraction.html ;
http://dejavu-timestwo.blogspot.ca/2010/11/what-are-we-attracting.html
Treasure: New Testament | Matthew 6:19-21 ~ Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. (See also 3 Nephi 13:20)
New Testament | Matthew 6:24 ~ No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
Book of Mormon | Helaman 8:25 ~ But behold, ye have rejected the truth, and rebelled against your holy God; and even at this time, instead of laying up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where nothing doth corrupt, and where nothing can come which is unclean, ye are heaping up for yourselves wrath against the day of judgment.
12. Priestcrafts: Book of Mormon | 2 Nephi 26:29 ~ He commandeth that there shall be no priestcrafts; for, behold, priestcrafts are that men preach and set themselves up for a light unto the world, that they may get gain and praise of the world; but they seek not the welfare of Zion.
Book of Mormon | Alma 1:16 ~ Nevertheless, this did not put an end to the spreading of priestcraft through the land; for there were many who loved the vain things of the world, and they went forth preaching false doctrines; and this they did for the sake of riches and honor.
Book of Mormon | 3 Nephi 16:10 ~ And thus commandeth the Father that I should say unto you: At that day when the Gentiles shall sin against my gospel, and shall reject the fulness of my gospel, and shall be lifted up in the pride of their hearts above all nations, and above all the people of the whole earth, and shall be filled with all manner of lyings, and of deceits, and of mischiefs, and all manner of hypocrisy, and murders, and priestcrafts, and whoredoms, and of secret abominations; and if they shall do all those things, and shall reject the fulness of my gospel, behold, saith the Father, I will bring the fulness of my gospel from among them.
Book of Mormon | 3 Nephi 21:19 ~ And it shall come to pass that all lyings, and deceivings, and envyings, and strifes, and priestcrafts, and whoredoms, shall be done away.
Book of Mormon | 3 Nephi 30:2 ~ Turn, all ye Gentiles, from your wicked ways; and repent of your evil doings, of your lyings and deceivings, and of your whoredoms, and of your secret abominations, and your idolatries, and of your murders, and your priestcrafts, and your envyings, and your strifes, and from all your wickedness and abominations, and come unto me, and be baptized in my name, that ye may receive a remission of your sins, and be filled with the Holy Ghost, that ye may be numbered with my people who are of the house of Israel.
13. Propaganda about the New World Order is increasing, but the NWO is not an order emanating from or sustaining peace and security. It is an order of masters and servants: “Do this.” “Don’t do that.” “Come here.” “Go there.” “Believe this.” “Don’t believe that.” Make this.” “Destroy that.” And on and on. It is an order of deception—the order of Babylon—the opposite, the imitator, the counterfeit of Zion (the order of sons and daughters and heirs). (See also: http://www.dejavu-times.blogspot.ca/2014/11/whitewash.html)

Thursday, March 5, 2015

The Imitation War


The other day, I heard a Christian say how he did not understand how the witch of En-dor was able to summon the deceased prophet Samuel at the request of King Saul who had come to her in disguise.1 So let’s ask some questions:
▪ If puny man can broadcast images of the living and the dead via television, internet, etc.; if actors can be made-up to “double” for almost anyone; if ventriloquists can mimic a voice so as to be undetectable, can not the inveterate liar Lucifer manage a conniving deception for nefarious purposes?

▪ Do we really think that Satan has power to command or summon righteous souls; or can he only manipulate those who have given themselves over to him?

▪ Do we  imagine that channelers, psychics, enchanters, witches, etc. know how their “spirit suppliers” work? Would a hologram or some other bit of magical imagery do the trickery?

▪ If these mystics communicate stuff that no one could possibly “know,” do we presume that good angels are the only ones watching the world—whispering in ears?—the only ones aware of life events and weakness?

▪ Who is so obsessive about possession and captivation that he would resort to lies mingled with truths and truths mingled with lies?

▪ Who loves to give signs and synchronicities to seduce belief and worship?
This “witch of En-dor” incident is just one more example of how naïve we are as to the ability of the great enemy to deceive, and of how unprepared we are to comprehend the power he is forever manifesting in the world, enticing the curious, foolish, or rapacious  to open themselves to his influence, manipulation, and captivity.

Of course, devils and demons don’t fit within our modern scientific paradigm; and for many, not even within their religious one, notwithstanding the plain words and actions of Jesus and His disciples. It’s all that nasty, embarrassing business from “primitive” days. Here are two of those so-called “primitives”:
Paul the Apostle (1st-centuryAD): For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. (New Testament | Ephesians 6:12)

Rabbi Simeon (2nd-century AD, sage in ancient Israel): “Alas for the blindness of the sons of men, all unaware as they are, how full the earth is of strange and invisible beings and hidden dangers, which could they but see them, they would marvel how they themselves can survive ten minutes on the earth.”2
Lucifer’s obsession with imitation has been known forever. So here is one more warning from those “primitive” times ~ 3rd century A.D., Hippolytus of Rome, Treatise on Christ and Antichrist:
Now, as our Lord Jesus Christ, who is also God, was prophesied of under the figure of a lion, on account of His royalty and glory, in the same way have the Scriptures also aforetime spoken of Antichrist as a lion, on account of his tyranny and violence. For the deceiver seeks to liken himself in all things to the Son of God. Christ is a lion, so Antichrist is also a lion; Christ is a king, so Antichrist is also a king. The Saviour was manifested as a lamb; so he too, in like manner, will appear as a lamb, though within he is a wolf. The Saviour came into the World in the circumcision, and he will come in the same manner. The Lord sent apostles among all the nations, and he in like manner will send false apostles. The Saviour gathered together the sheep that were scattered abroad, and he in like manner will bring together a people that is scattered abroad. The Lord gave a seal to those who believed on Him, and he will give one like manner. The Saviour appeared in the form of man, and he too will come in the form of a man. The Saviour raised up and showed His holy flesh like a temple, and he will raise a temple of stone in Jerusalem.3
The imitation war is expanding like never before.4 More and more we find “witnesses” lauding astral projection (astral travel), remote viewing, ritual incantations, signs, symbols, types & images, sacrifices, chosen ones, salvation, “light beings,” enlightenment, spirit guides, ascended masters,  etc. etc.

How prepared are we to detect and discern? The Apostle Paul’s advice is not just casual counsel:
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; (New Testament | Ephesians 6:12-18)
Nor is Mormon’s:
Wherefore, all things which are good cometh of God; and that which is evil cometh of the devil; for the devil is an enemy unto God, and fighteth against him continually, and inviteth and enticeth to sin, and to do that which is evil continually.
But behold, that which is of God inviteth and enticeth to do good continually; wherefore, every thing which inviteth and enticeth to do good, and to love God, and to serve him, is inspired of God.
Wherefore, take heed, my beloved brethren, that ye do not judge that which is evil to be of God, or that which is good and of God to be of the devil.
For behold, my brethren, it is given unto you to judge, that ye may know good from evil; and the way to judge is as plain, that ye may know with a perfect knowledge, as the daylight is from the dark night.
For behold, the Spirit of Christ is given to every man, that he may know good from evil; wherefore, I show unto you the way to judge; for every thing which inviteth to do good, and to persuade to believe in Christ, is sent forth by the power and gift of Christ; wherefore ye may know with a perfect knowledge it is of God.
But whatsoever thing persuadeth men to do evil, and believe not in Christ, and deny him, and serve not God, then ye may know with a perfect knowledge it is of the devil; for after this manner doth the devil work, for he persuadeth no man to do good, no, not one; neither do his angels; neither do they who subject themselves unto him.
And now, my brethren, seeing that ye know the light by which ye may judge, which light is the light of Christ, see that ye do not judge wrongfully; for with that same judgment which ye judge ye shall also be judged.
Wherefore, I beseech of you, brethren, that ye should search diligently in the light of Christ that ye may know good from evil; and if ye will lay hold upon every good thing, and condemn it not, ye certainly will be a child of Christ. (Book of Mormon | Moroni 7:12-19, bold emphasis added.)
These are indeed the times that will try men’s souls beyond our present comprehensions.

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1. Old Testament | 1 Samuel 28
2. Rabbi Simeon: (as quoted in Enoch the Prophet by Hugh Nibley, p. 18 & 79).
3. Paragraph 6 at http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/text/hippolytus-christ.html
Hippolytus of Rome (170–235) was the most important 3rd-century theologian in the Christian Church in Rome, where he was probably born. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippolytus_of_Rome (also referred to by Nibley, pp. 180-181).
4. If you don’t believe, perhaps listen to a Christian in the trenches: Russ Dizdar, Exorcism, MPD, SRA, The Black Awakening (Full Movie) (Time: 1:57:19) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEWD1X-47_A&index=76&list=WL
Even if you don’t believe everything these Christians say, perhaps it can awaken us enough to remember:
▪ "And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us: and we forbad him, because he followeth not us. But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me. For he that is not against us is on our part". (New Testament | Mark 9:38-40)
▪ "And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils;" (New Testament | Mark 16:17)
▪ how revealing the rage and threats of Satan as he was cast out of the Garden of Eden.
As to this statement by Jesus that: "Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity." (New Testament | Matthew 7:22-23; see also Book of Mormon | 3 Nephi 14:23); perhaps these words apply to those who "cast out" as part of spectacle for the purpose of power and gain.

 
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