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By Augusto A. Kho
February 10, 2020 (Sunday); 9:00 am
Updated: February 18, 2020 (Tuesday): 7:55:pm
Why multi-million media outfit invest millions of US dollars just merely to rake money out from the entertainment industry yet many Christians all over the world today see media and movie industry specially the so-called science-fictions films so demonic if not so secularly carnal?
While many holier-than- thou Christians focus on humanity, the movie industry on the other hand focuses something grand and spectacularly beyond human imagination like the science-fiction, “The Avengers,” “Thor” and similar movies. Are they are right seeing future things today?
Avenger is more than a myth. It is a culture and a life.
My Devotion last 04 FEB/ TUE
7:24 AM: “The wrecker”
Jeremiah 22:7, “I will call for wreckers, who will bring out their tools to dismantle you. They will tear out all your fine cedar beam and throw them on the fire.”
KJV reads, “And I will prepare destroyers against thee, every one with his weapons: and they shall cut down thy choice cedars, and cast them into the fire. “
Wrecker in NLT or destroyer in KJV in Hebrew “shachath” i.e. perverter, spoiler, destroyer
In Greek, “ëkdikesis” means avenger, punisher, retributory. Also in Greek, Ekdikeo i.e. to vindicate one’s right; to protect and to defend (Hebrew 10:30).
Our tourist guide in Izmir, of the ancient Smyrna in Asia Minor, talked about the statue of Nemesis when we visited the ruins of this old city of Asia Minor (now called Turkey).
Former Senator Trillanes is being branded as “nemesis” against President Duterte.
Nemesis also called Rhamnousia is the Greek goddess of retribution, vengeance and justice for the evil deeds. His mother is called, “Nyx,” the Greek goddess of the night.
Even Alexander revered this ancient Greek god especially of seeing Nemesis in his sleep while he was in Mt. Pogos. The detailed on Roman Era coins from Smyrna can attest this.Nemesis mother is Nyx, the Greek goddess of the night.
Last February 09, 2020 (Sunday) ; 1:02 a.m., my quiet time reads this way:
Jeremiah 21:14, “And I myself will punish you for your sinfulness, says the Lord. I will light a fire in your forests that will burn up everything around you.’”
At least 33 people have been killed - including four firefighters - and more than 11 million hectares (110,000 sq km or 27.2 million acres) of bush, forest and parks across Australia has burned.
Oftentimes we attribute forest fire just an act of nature like due from El Nino yet we could no longer recognize it is the very voice of God speaking through the nature. Hebrews 11:3 states that, “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. “ Romans 1:18-19, “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; 19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. “ When men sinned, God’s anger speaks from the heavens.
On the same day on that Sunday, these words speaks to me as if it is a fresh manna from heaven.
Jeremiah 23:11, “Even the priests and prophets are ungodly, wicked men. I have seen their despicable acts right here in my own Temple,” says the Lord.”
Despicable means “irreparable” and “incorrigible” as far as I know but Webster define it as “cheap, nasty, lousy, dirty or mean” and a lot more.
In other words, temple worship lacks holiness because of priests and prophets that are below the standards of God. That makes the Lord get angry the more. And the temple worship become “ceremonially unclean” as a result.
That is why He sent diseases for their rebellion and despicable ways.
Then I remember my quiet time last January 14, 2020 that reads, “You will die from terrible disease” (Jeremiah 16:4/ New Living Translation). In KJV it reads, “grievous death.” Death from Hebrew “mammoth” means “a mortal disease.”
That reminds me of “Mysterious Disease” during a late news of ABS-CBN Bandila through its broadcaster Julius Babao sometime on February 2013 that allegedly originated from several parts in Pangasinan.
Until this 2019 novel corona-virus aka 2019 nCoV came. Latest report said that the virus have travelled 880 miles from China to North Korea Business Insider dated February 14, 2020 reported. The said newly –mutated disease that originated from MERS and SARS is now spreading fast to over 25 countries in the world.
I asked my niece, a paediatrician whether we can avail flu-vaccine. She said there is no available flu vaccine whether locally or internationally due to over shortage of supply. She said the flu vaccine will only be available this coming April. WHAT???
Disease is a mark of rebellion of a nation or a leader most especially. Even Moses’ elder sibling not spared. God struck or marked her with skin disease for her rebellion and ranting against the Holy One and His anointed Moses (Number 12:10).
Those kings who died from disease as follows :King Asa. (1 King 15:23; 2 Chr. 16:12); King Ahaziah.( 2 King 1:2); King of Syria (2 Kings 8:8); King Jehoram (2 Chr. 21:15); and King Zedekiah. (Jeremiah 21:8-10). And probably there are lots more from the Scriptures.
What the Church must do now?
Why the infected and the corona-virus are being placed under quarantined or being locked down yet the sins of the church is never been put on alert and not under control. Like going viral, it keeps on spreading.
When the sin of the church is not being controlled and not being quarantined through DA (disciplinary action), the infected rather than to be cured often flees from his mother-church and infect others while on a run. Is it not nCoV infected patients are better than those ministers and bishops who shun quarantine status? Like nCoV, these spiritually-infected Christians are infecting others in great unimaginable speed.
Many of these “infected” pastors are even elevated as bishops. Is it the church mortality rate is running as “high risk” in considerable speed?.
Church condition today
What is the Church’s condition today?
John, the Beloved have seen the sins and the future of the Church before on the island of Patmos when the Lord Jesus Christ revealed it to him. That is why Jesus said to him, “Write the things which thou hast seen,” (Revelation 1:19).
The word “write” in Greek “grapho” means “to grave (as in a tablet as promulgation ) as to give information and direction.”
Besides Jesus said in Matthew 24:7, “There will be famines and pestilences “ as warning signs of the coming age. The word, “pestilence “ in Greek “loimos” means “plague, pest or disease.” In other words, they are inevitable for it is “divinely legislated.”
On my Sunday preaching last January 9, 2020, entitled “Virus,” I enumerated the various condition or sins of the Church as it was seen by John the Beloved in the Book of Revelation. They are as follows:
Ephesus. Ephesus’ main idol or goddess is named as “Diana” aka “Artemis.” Diana is “he-she” gender god like LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) which is now being legislated both in the Congress and Senate through the name of bills as SOGIE- Bill and/or Filipino version, same –sex marriage, “Civil Partnership.”
Pergamun. In Revelation 2:14-16, the Lord revealed that the Church in Pergamun have “committed fornication.” Fornication is Greek in “porneuo” means a “prostitute, lewdness, indulge for unlawful law.”
Thyatira. It also committed fornication like the Church of Pergamun (Rev. 2:24, 20-21). It is also branded as church with the “mysteries or secrets or depths of Satan,” (Rev. 2:24)
Sardis. The Church of Sardis is being branded as “church or synagogue of Satan,” (Rev. 3:9). Sardis is also called a “dead church” (Rev. 3:1)
Laodicea. The church is branded as “lukewarm church” that is worth- throwing despite of her rich possessions and much-highly acclaimed economic status. She is also called, “wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked” church. Perhaps her riches made this church dim and vague and so sick that she needs a “healing balm.” (Rev. 3:16-17).
Smyrna. This kind of church is “persecuted and poor “ as the Lord said yet she is commended as a “rich” church (Rev. 2:9)
Philadelphia. It is called “brotherly love.” This church is much commended by the Lord and He have provided the church “the key of David,” (Rev. 3:7). .
Church of Satan
The Lord said the some churches will be called as “Church of Satan” or “Synagogue of Satan” in the Last Days (Rev. 2:9: 2:13; 2:24; 3:9).
Since the condition of the church is gearing as Satanic Church, what will happens to the nations of the world now?
Immorality, lewdness and sexual impurities will be globally legislated through bills just like what is happening in the Congress and Senate through SOGIE, Civil Partnership, Absolute Divorce Bills. And perhaps counting more just like “Bill of Marijuana used” which have been filed twice in the lower Congress.
What the world leaders will do now? Revelation 14:8 says:
“And another, a second angel, followed, saying, Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, that hath made all the nations to drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. “
This planet Earth will be transformed a global harlot including kings, prime ministers, priests, prophets, leaders and people.
And while I was in the Committee Hearing of “Civil Partnership” or same-sex marriage in the Congress during our deliberations, the Lord very much deeply impressed in my heart these words :
“And he saith unto me, Seal not up the words of the prophecy of this book; for the time is at hand11 He that is unrighteous, let him do unrighteousness still: and he that is filthy, let him be made filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him do righteousness still: and he that is holy, let him be made holy still,” – Revelation 22:10-11
And from there I held my peace inside the chamber.
Yet while the whole world and her leaders commit literal or spiritual fornication with the mother of harlots, Jezebel,. something good still has to happen. Even in the churches of Satan, God will spare a remnants.
Notice deeply what these photos with corresponding verses on it. What do these churches have in common? Yes the word, “he who overcome.” Notice that every church has those words. WHY?
It is in time of great trial when the great men and women of God will become sparkling clean as sanitized and quarantined as fine jewels or unspotted holy garments.
God will provides remnants.
When we arrived Ephesus, I’ve noticed that the youth who was with us on the trip were herded on one place busier than ever taking some snapshots and doing the selfies. Only to find out they were all gazing at the statue of Nikao, the Greek goddess of victory. In English, the word ““Nikao” means “Nike.”
The word, “he overcomes” or nikao or nike means “ to conquer, to carry off victory (in Christ). It refers to “those who hold fast their faith” even in time of “temptations, persecutions or death.” It also means “to subdue, to prevail, to overcome” according to Thayer Bible Dictionary.
Only those who overcome will be spared as remnants or remains when the Great Wrecker will judge the whole earth. As it is written:
“..let him do righteousness still: and he that is holy, let him be made holy still,” Rev. 2:11
In this universal crisis, even at the height of corona-virus scare or war-scare or famine or any other man-made or natural disasters, the question “then who can separate us from the love of Christ?” (Romans 8:35-39)
Unlike what the science-fic Avengers, our true hero are not humans but God, the true Avenger. While it is true that human government can act in behalf of God to exact judgment on his hands yet it is God who is the ultimate punisher or avenger as it is written by the Scriptures (Romans 12:19; 13:4). God is our Avenger. The word “avenge, revenge, vengeance” in Greek “ekdikeo” or ekdikesis” means “revenge, vengeance, punishment, vindication, retribution, to do one’s justice, to protect,. defender, punisher, avenger.” In the Greek culture, Nemesis is called the Greek goddess of retribution.
Judgment is by appointment when the people of the earth especially the people of God forgets her habitation or special appointment called “moed” in Hebrew called, “the general assembly.”
Jeremiah 8:7, “ Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times; and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of the LORD. “
That is why, we should not forsake the assembling together as regular weekly fellowship as it says in Hebrews 10:25.
In Hebrews 12:23 it is written:
“To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, “
The “general assembly” in Hebrew “moed” is called “special appointment, appointed time or place, general assembly, congregation, tent meeting.” Moed is considered a “Feast of the Lord.” ON Sunday Worship on Gregorian Calendar is moed to the Hebrews.
Be it in the form of pestilence like corona-virus or human-driven disaster like war; just like with US vs. Iran War very recently or natural disaster like Taal Volcano eruption or earthquakes in diver cities, the question is this:
Is God in his great wrath and fury will destroy it all because of me?
For God is God of wreckers (punishers) because His people have never done their jobs.
When revenge of God begins as the Great Avenger, what will happen next?