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The Power of Prayer

The Power of Prayer should not be underestimated, it is one of the most powerful things you can do.  Prayer is how you turn to God. It is the ask in “Ask and it shall be given”, and it is the knock in “Knock and it shall be opened” (Mat 7:7, Luke 11:9).  Prayer literally means to ask and it is the first step to receiving salvation and protection from God.

Returning to God is the overall purpose of Scripture, but first you must ask.  Unfortunately, no one seems to know how to pray or what to ask for because it doesn’t seem to be doing any good.  You may be thinking, I prayed for this or that and it never happened. 

Q&A: “Is Revelation 13 being fulfilled now?”

The Scripture

Is this the Mark of the Beast?

Revelation Chapter 13 is arguably the best known piece of scripture in the Bible.  This is the prophecy of the Mark of the Beast.  We are going to focus on the last few verses to answer this question, but I encourage you to read the entire chapter for context.

To summarize, there is a dragon (lit. serpent) and a beast which she empowers. These two entities are the Whore and Beast of Revelation 17.  Revelation Chapter 13 goes on to say there is ‘another’ beast. This beast is a magnification of the dragon mentioned before. It looks like a Lamb, speaks like a dragon, and causes all to worship the first beast.  The first Beast is a governing or secular power, while the dragon-like second beast is a false religion. The false religion has the appearance of righteousness but is actually from Satan. Historically, this dynamic of religion empowering government has always existed, but not on a worldwide scale.

Now we are going to focus on the last few verses to determine how we will know if or when Revelation 13 is being fulfilled.

And he (the first beast) causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive their mark in their right hand, and in their foreheads: And that no one might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, the name (or authority) of the beast, and the number of their name.

Revelation 13:16-17

A Brief History of Easter and Passover

Passover vs. Easter

Most “Christians” today celebrate Easter as the day commemorating the resurrection of Jesus. However, early followers of Jesus would not have recognized or celebrated Easter. There is no reference in scripture to the observance of a holiday (Holy Day) to commemorate the “resurrection” of Jesus.

So, Where did Easter come from and how did it get incorporated into today’s “Christianity?”

In the Beginning… Nothing became Something

Bang

If the universe is expanding, then it had to start somewhere.  If the universe started somewhere then it had a beginning.  If the universe had a beginning then it had a cause.  If the universe had a cause then it was created.  If the universe was created then Who or What created it?  This article will explore that question and you might be surprised at the conclusion.

What the heck is a “Religious Liberty Task Force”?

On Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the creation of a Religious Liberty Task Force. It’s purpose is to ensure that the Justice Department is prioritizing the rights of religious people and groups in its policies and legal battles by enforcing his “religious liberty” memo issued last October.

I’m visualizing black clad commandos rappelling from Black Hawk helicopters into Planned Parenthood clinics.  Ok, so that is probably not how it will go down, but like all politics this is just smoke and mirrors covering a hidden agenda. You’re probably thinking “Hey, I want religious liberty”, but ask yourself this, whose religion and at what cost? This is Jeff Sessions’ “religious liberty” memo which means his belief and his religion are the focus. The Attorney General’s job is to protect all liberties and stay out of religion.  Remember the separation of church and state? …

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