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January 8, 2015

Can the living loving God of the Christians curse his people? And is preaching to the converted a waste of time?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Conservative @ 3:27 pm

Most people living today are well used to the general idea that God blesses his people and that He is a God of goodness of loving-kindness and of Mercy. On the other hand the devil, if one so believes in the arcane notion of a demon of the underworld (of which notion happens to be perfectly plausible and shouldn’t infringe in any way on any scientific belief system). The devil is the nasty one, the robber and usurper; the nasty god of sulphur preoccupied solely with cursing and damning mankind. Lets say somebody wants to curse someone else, he / she usually makes use of witches, spells, magik, satanism etc etc, and all these tap into the powers of the devil. The powers to curse, to dominate over others, and other ‘weaknesses’ of the worldly minded. However, does the living and loving Christian God curse his people? St Paul ends 2 Corinthians 1 by saying “22 If anyone does not love the Lord – a curse be on him. Come, O Lord! 23 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you. 24 My love to all of you in Christ Jesus. Amen.” It’s a fascinating read for I wasn’t aware that the God of goodness also curses! Now, if the Lord curses anyone who does not love Him, what sort of a curse could this be?

2 Thessalonians 2:9 and 2 Thessalonians 2:10 and 2 Thessalonians 2:11 speak of the Man of Lawlessness and a powerful delusion sent upon people who despise and therefore hate the truth, they do not love the truth… the truth as preached by Jesus Christ and featured in His Gospels.  “9The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders, 10 and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. 11 For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie 12 and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.”  It must be clear that the ‘curse’ sent upon mankind by the loving Christian God, as spoken by St Paul, is in response to a lack of love towards Jesus and a lack of love towards the truth ie. Jesus’s teachings. And what is this curse but a ‘powerful delusion’ sent by God Himself upon the ones who refused to love, making them believe the ‘lie’ brought by the spirit of Antichrist.

Scripture also gives us further insight into this conundrum of a loving God who actually curses. First Jesus Christ asks the question, Luke 18:8 “However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?” A very strange question indeed, for He just said that for the ones who do not love (Jesus and the truth) God Himself will send a powerful delusion, so I guess that Jesus is indirectly saying, or asking Himself the question, will you have enough love to avoid my curse? And avoid believing the anti-christian spirit? This is further corroborated by the condemnation / admonition to the Church at Laodicea Rev 3:7 “I know all about you: how you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were one or the other, but since you are neither, but only lukewarm, I will spit you out of my mouth.” So clearly being lukewarm seems to be just as bad as being bad. Hmmmm!

When reading Revelation we come across the following ‘To The Seven Churches….’Revelation 2:5 “… If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lamp-stand from its place.” And the New Jerusalem Bible says (same quote) to Ephesus, to the people of Ephesus; “…Nevertheless, I have this complaint to make; you have less love now than you used to. Think where you were before you fell; repent, and do as you used to at first, or else, if you will not repent, I shall come to you and take your lamp-stand from its place.” It is clear therefor that apart from a removal of the ‘gift of faith’ Jesus himself, the Word and King of Creation visits the community of ‘would be followers’ and removes the lamp-stand ie. to be understood as the Church itself.

So God promises to remove the lamp-stand; which is Faith and the Church given to Mankind as a guiding light. The above quote was directed towards the Church in Ephesus. Now we all know what happened to that region later on in history. We also know what happened to Jerusalem during the siege by the Roman Titus. The Roman siege and destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem, Titus removed the Jewish Menorah in 70 AD, for the Jews did not believe and in subsequent centuries Christianity also disappeared from those lands where faith had grown cold, thus receiving in full God’s curse. However, Scripture also says Matthew 23:39 “For I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord’” This quote ties in with the prophecy of Romans 11, whereby the Jews are promised to be grafted back into the Church. However, the curse stands for all, for Jews and Christians alike. Obviously a reversal of the curse would be a rekindling of the love for Jesus Christ which would amend things, but how late down the line do things get out of hand from the point of view of faith and faithlessness in any supposed Christian community?

So when He returns will He find Faith? Scott Hahn is clear in “The Lamb’s Supper” that Jesus Christ’s Second Coming was and is indeed the Catholic Mass together with the mystery of transubstantiation https://www.ewtn.com/faith/teachings/eucha4.htm . And it is well known that Old Testament prophets could not distinguish between the Lord’s first and second coming (for those who believe). The end times began well 2000 years ago with the beginning of Jesus Christ’s preaching and are still unfolding, we are living through such a period and the end of the world would be our death. Our death on a personal level and the death of our ‘civilisation’ on a community level. I hold with the ones who claim that the actual physical appearance of Jesus Christ happens for a second time with the coming of his kingdom on Earth as explained in the last chapters of Revelation. He is the lamp and all who believe in Him and cry out his name for salvation will also become lamps or star-like. How about that for star-dust?

Now antichrist will be very aware of Jesus Christ and his Dominion over all creation. Therefore antichrist will try to wage war against Jesus Christ by preventing his Second Coming in two ways. Firstly, by stopping the Sacrifice of the Lamb, and this is well described in the books of Daniel. To be understood that the Roman Catholic Mass will cease for a short period of time, of maximum 3.5 years. And secondly antichrist himself will attempt to pass into Heaven through the very portal Jesus Christ opens to enter ours, just before Judgement Day. This is not my idea but is well explained in the prophecies of La Salette.

Let us now zoom in further on the curse. The curse seems to happen gradually. A person refuses God’s exhortations for loving Him, Jesus and Jesus’s teachings, the person’s heart grows cold (*) and John 15:6 happens “If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers… ” The person and the person’s heart withers. Then the curse arrives, the powerful delusion which makes him believe the Anti-christian spirit which is 2 John 1:7 “Many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world.” So who says that Jesus is not the Son of God made Man has the anti-christian spirit or receives the anti-christian spirit in full. At this stage the person has hardened his heart against Jesus Christ and says that Jesus is not the Son of God and not God. And would rather believe other things.

(*) (COLD HEART – Actually, we refer to a person as having a ‘cold heart’ when this person does not ‘love,’ or show ‘love.’ As ‘love’ can mean both ‘lust’ and ‘love’, having a ‘cold heart’ could also mean that one’s heart isn’t ‘hot’ or ‘lustful’. Therefore, in this case having a cold heart means having a ‘heart of stone’, ie, one cannot love, as in true love, being altruistic, kind, empathy, or brotherly, sisterly love, agape, etc etc … Being heartless, having a cold heart, a heart of stone and a black heart would be a gradual descent into evil. Having said that it can also mean having a heart which loves rather than lusts.

That is God’s curse, the hardening and the unbelief!

My last point, which should be included in this post is the following. I am well aware of the New Age spirit claiming that the so called ‘Christ consciousness’ is a stage on the evolutionary path towards godhood and oneness. Therefor although these people might acknowledge Jesus Christ as a prophet and want to ‘experience the Christ consciousness’ and have not altogether rejected the notion that Jesus Christ is God (for according to them we all are God). Definitely this is not the right interpretation and such have misinterpreted Jesus Christ’s teachings.

Further reading :

Prophet Daniel: Possible interpretations: https://catholicsouthernfront.wordpress.com/2013/10/05/daniels-prophecies/

https://catholicsouthernfront.wordpress.com/the-best-prophecy-ever-%E2%80%93-romans-11/

http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/encyclicals/documents/papa-francesco_20130629_enciclica-lumen-fidei.html

For a perfect example of the ‘lampstand’ being removed from the lands – https://catholicsouthernfront.wordpress.com/chapter-926-the-mother-of-good-council-of-genazzano-and-albania/

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