WHY I DO NOT CELEBRATE BIRTHDAYS

Have you ever prayed and asked Father, whether (or not) you should be celebrating birthdays?

Most of us grew up as Christians and earnestly believed we were “set free from the law” (when all reality it is the curse of the law that we were set free from – i.e. sin and death – Gal. 3:13) and were thus taught that it was perfectly okay to partake of all the Roman Catholic Feasts – instituted by the authority of the Pope alone, to eat any and every unclean thing and to celebrate birthdays. However, is that what the Scriptures really teach? Read the full post »

The Best and Easiest Way To Witness To A Jehovah’s Witness!

Intro – I recently learned this technique while finding fellowship at the First Baptist Church of El Jobean, Fl. – where my father has been faithfully shepherding for the last 26 years of his life.  One particular Sunday night they showed a DVD by the late Dr. Ron Carlson who taught the technique presented below.  I have since used it many times and find it to be 100% effective in planting the seed of truth into the life of a JW.

Most born again believers shy away from witnessing to a JW because they do not know what to say and the conversation usually gets long and drawn out and seemingly does not produce any fruit and only ends up leaving the person witnessing to the JW frustrated weary and worn out! Believe me when I say, I can completely relate! I use to avoid the JW missionaries like a plague!

Here is a quick and easy way to witness to a JW that will change all that!

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Earlier today, I ran across a couple of Jehovah’s Witnesses on the street – “witnessing” to their next possible (naive and unsuspecting) victim of their cult groups brainwashing.

I LOVE it whenever I run into a Jehovah’s Witness, because I love to plant the seed of truth into their lives! It is so easy to do!

Actually, I seem to run into them ALL the time lately, because they are seemingly just about EVERYWHERE here in Africa! Sometimes it seems that they are more committed to the spreading of their propaganda – than just about any other organization or religion on this planet.

In order to share how I witness to a JW, I have typed out a fair and accurate transcript of an actual conversation earlier today – below.

Me: Are you a Jehovah’s Witness?

JW: Yes.

Me: Hallelu-Yah! I was hoping and praying I would to run into a JW today! I have a question from the Bible and I was hoping that you could help me to understand it. Do either of you guys have a New World Translation of the Bible on you?

Note: The NWT is the translation that almost all the Jehovah’s Witnesses use and they almost always have it handy. I ask them to read from their Bible – as they view all other Bibles as inferior and corrupted. In all reality, it is their Bible that is corrupted because it was translated by the society of Jesus (i.e. The Jesuits) – as are almost all Bible translations since around 1940 – until the present!

JW: Yes.

Me: Great! Would you please read Revelation 1:8 out loud for me?

JW: “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says Jehovah God, “the One who is and who was and who is coming, the Almighty.”

Me: Now according to Revelation 1:8, who is the Alpha and Omega?

JW: Jehovah!

Me: Great! Now would you would please read Revelation 22:12-13 out loud for me?

JW: “‘Look! I am coming quickly, and the reward I give is with me, to repay each one according to his work. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.”

Me: Now, who is the Alpha and Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end?

JW: Jehovah!

Me: Exactly! And He is coming quickly and He is bring each one their reward according to their work, right?

JW: Yes!

Me: Great! Now, if you would please read two more verses for me – out loud – from Revelation 1:17-18.

JW: “When I saw him, I fell as dead at his feet. And he laid his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last, and the living one, and I became dead, but look! I am living forever and ever, and I have the keys of death and of the Grave.”

Me: Now, Who is the First and the Last?

JW: Jehovah!

Me: Exactly! So my question very simply is, when did Jehovah die?

JW: Jehovah never died!

Me: Right! However, we just read that the First and the Last (who we have established from the Scripture is Jehovah) “became dead, but look!” is now “living forever and ever” and “He has the keys of death and the grave.” So, I am asking you to please tell me, when did Jehovah die?

JW: No. When you read the verses before, you can tell that these are not talking about Jehovah. These verses are talking about Jesus.

Me: Okay. So, are your telling me that Jesus is Jehovah?

JW: No! Jesus is not Jehovah! Jesus is the one who died and rose and then went to Heaven. Jesus is a created being. He is not Jehovah!

Me: I guess I am confused then, because we just agreed from the Scripture that Jehovah is the one that is the first and the last and now you are saying that Jesus is the first and the last – but at the same time you are saying that Jesus is not Jehovah.

JW: Jesus is the second first and last!

Me: (WITH A GREAT BIG SMILE!) Come on guys! There can only be one first. The second is the second – not the first! So either Jesus is lying to John and to us or Jesus is Jehovah- which is it? Is Jesus Jehovah or is Jesus lying?

JW: I really do not know how to answer you right now.

Me: That is okay. This is a question I ask every time I meet a JW and so far no one has been able to answer it for me. However, if it’s okay – let me give you my contact information and when you find out the answer to my question – you can get in touch with me and let me know okay?

So far, no one has contacted me. However, the reality remains that the mustard seed of truth was planted in their minds and hearts and it is human nature not to shake off a perplexing problem when it has been honestly presented and it seemingly contradicts what we sincerely believe to be true!

The other day, I actually had a JW lady tell me that the NWT was a corrupted translation of the Bible and couldn’t be trusted. So, I then asked her why she even bothered reading it at all if she genuinely felt that way. She wouldn’t hear of it!

If time allows and if I feel led by the Spirit – then I will also ask them to read from two more passages, which directly conflict with their belief that there will never be a new heaven and new earth. After they read each passage out loud from their Bible, then I will ask them to please explain the passage in their own words.

The first passage is found in Psalms 102:25-27

JW: “Long ago you laid the foundations of the earth, And the heavens are the work of your hands. They will perish, but you will remain; Just like a garment they will all wear out. Just like clothing you will replace them, and they will pass away. But you are the same, and your years will never end.”

Me: Can you please explain to me what that means in your own words?

JW: No answer of explanation – no matter how long you give them – because it directly contradicts what they believe.

Me: No Problem. It is a difficult passage to understand. Maybe if we look it up in the “New Testament”. Could you please read Hebrews 1:10-12 out loud?

JW: “At the beginning, O Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the works of your hands. They will perish, but you will remain; and just like a garment, they will all wear out, and you will wrap them up just as a cloak, as a garment, and they will be changed. But you are the same, and your years will never come to an end.”

Me: Can you please explain this passage to me in your own words?

JW: Once again, there will be no attempt to offer an explanation – no matter how long you give them – because it directly contradicts what they believe.

FINAL THOUGHTS

1) Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of Yahweh. It is always best for anyone you are witnessing to – to read the word for them-self. In that way they will here it in the voice of an authority they already know and respect.

2) If at all possible pray out loud. The JW missionary has been trained not to let you pray with them. However, many times I will say why don’t we pray and ask the Spirit of Jehovah for understanding? Before they have an opportunity to object – I will bow my head and begin to pray.

I usually respectfully pray something simple like –

“Jehovah Elohim, Your Son promised that if we are His disciples abiding in Your Word – then we shall know the truth and the truth will set us free. He also promised that the Comforter – Your Spirit – would come to lead us and guide us and teach us all truth! Today, we are coming by faith and fully believing in the promises of Your Word and asking you to give us the correct understanding of what Your Word is speaking to us today. In the precious Name of Yahoshua haMashiach (Jesus the Messiah) – Amein!”

3) The only bad witness is the witness not given! Why don’t you write down the three references from Revelation and the two references from the Psalms and Hebrews and put them in your wallet. That way you can quickly access them and try to use this method of witnessing the next time you meet a JW. You probably will not see any instant result – but the seed of truth will have been planted forever in their heart and mind.

Shalom, shalom, His servant and yours,

Robert-Arthur: McDuffie ~ Gal. 6:14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Tale Of Two Kings – Part 2

The Tale Of Two Kings – Part 2

INTRODUCTION – Once upon a time there were two kings.

The first king was known to be righteous and he was faithful, just and true.

The second king was a known hypocrite and he was wicked, cruel and a liar.

The first king was the true and rightful king and he was / is good and kind.

The second king was a seditious usurper of the first king’s throne and practiced paganism, black magic and witchcraft against the subjects of the first king.

TWO SETS OF DECREES Both kings published their own set of instructions, which they each proclaimed were for the sole / soul benefit of their loyal subjects.  Decrees which they strongly desired for every one of their subjects to learn and adhere to.

Both kings fully expected their loyal subjects to guard, observe, honor and obey the commandments, statutes and judgments – which they alone had decreed by their own authority. Read the full post »

A TALE OF TWO KINGS – Part 1

Once upon a time there were two kings.

The first king was known to be righteous and he was faithful, just and true.

The second king was a known hypocrite and he was wicked, cruel and a liar.

The first king was the true and rightful king and he was / is good and kind.

The second king was a seditious usurper of the first king’s throne and practiced paganism, black magic and witchcraft against the subjects of the first king. Read the full post »

POST ELECTION REALITY CHECK – 101

I seriously think I am about to get “dumped” by almost all of my FB friends and family! As I consider what I have written below – the words of the apostle Paul come to mind…

“Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?” ~ Gal. 4:16 Read the full post »

A SECOND OPEN LETTER TO DR MICHAEL BROWN AND / OR DR KENT HOVIND

My dear brothers, Michael Brown and Kent Hovind, this is the second time I have written both of you an open letter.

AN OPEN LETTER TO DR MICHAEL BROWN

AN OPEN LETTER TO DR KENT HOVIND

You are both noted modern-day apologists for both the Christian faith and the veracity and inerrancy of Scripture.

However, I have NEVER seen either one of you write a serious apology for ANY of the twelve challenges presented here in this blog.  I would like to challenge you both to do so – thus fulfilling the admonition of Scripture.

“But sanctify the Messiah as Sovereign in your hearts: and be ready always to give
an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:” ~ 1Peter 3:15 

Read the full post »

THE HIDDEN MYSTERY OF PENTECOST (SHAVUOT)

(OR) WHEN WILL THE BRIDEGROOM COME TO RAPTURE HIS BRIDE?

Intro: I had NEVER previously considered the possibility of Yahoshua returning for His Bride at the time of the Feast of Shavuot before this season of my life.  I had heard it mentioned once as a possibility in passing – back in 2010 – and out of THE PRIDE OF MY HEART – I dismissed the possibility altogether – as being impossible!

After all, since at least 2003, I was 100% certain the rapture would occur either at “the sound of the last trump” on the day of the Feast of Trumpets (Yom Teruah) or when the “last trump” sounded on Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) in the year of Jubilee.
Read the full post »

IS DONALD TRUMP A MODERN DAY CYRUS?

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OR ~ IF THIS POST DOES NOT PROVE TO YOU THAT AMERICA IS MYSTERY BABYLON (AT LEAST A MAJOR PART OF IT) THEN NOTHING EVER WILL

I have heard the “prophecy” repeated over and over this past year that Donald John Trump is a modern day Cyrus and that he will most definitely will be the next POTUS or President of the United States of America. Is this a true word from Heaven or is this the vain imaginations of the narcissistic, hyper-Pentecostal “prophets”, “apostles” and “ring masters” of our day?

For those of you who do not know – Cyrus was the first king of the Persian empire and an amazing prophecy was foretold about his life – in the Old Testament book of Isaiah – 120 years before he was even born. To be able to test the previously mentioned prophetic claim(s) concerning Trump – maybe we should first take a look at that passage of Scripture. Read the full post »

AN OPEN LETTER TO ESTEEMED CHRISTIAN APOLOGIST AND BELOVED BROTHER – DR. MICHAEL BROWN

Dear brother Michael, as a matter of curiosity, I was wondering how come Christianity doesn’t obey the fourth commandment and doesn’t preach that it is sin to do so?

If sin is the transgression of the law – as recorded in 1John 3:4 – then how come it is not a sin to not obey the Sabbath commandment?

When I began studying this matter for myself, I was shell-shocked to find that there is not one single verse in the entire Bible (taken in context) that mentions the changing of the Sabbath day to Sunday… that there was NEVER any unusual significance – to the first century believers – regarding the first day of the week… that NONE of the first century saints ceased to honor the Sabbath… and that our Messiah did not rise from the dead on the first day of the week.

As a matter of fact – when I began to study the Scripture for myself – I was shocked once again to discover the Good News accounts insist upon a Wed. crucifixion and a Sabbath resurrection – otherwise there is a glaring contradiction between the first verse of Mark 16 and the last verse of Luke 23.

I was further shocked to discover that the feast of first fruits and the feast of Pentecost – were both ALWAYS celebrated on the first day of the week – per instructions given in Leviticus 23 – ever since Mt. Sinai! This too agrees with all the Good News accounts and not the modern fiction taught by the rabbis – regarding the sixth day of the third month.

In other words – there was nothing new regarding the day Yahoshua haMashiach ascended to Heaven early on the first day of the week – presenting Himself as the first fruits of the resurrection – as the high priest of our faith (1Cor. 15 & Heb. 1-7). He was simply fulfilling the appointed time of Yahweh.

According to the Good News accounts – He died at Passover, was buried at Unleavened Bread, rose on the Sabbath (which was the third day of the Unleavened Bread feast), ascended to Heaven at the First Fruits and poured out His Spirit on Pentecost. Each event transpired (and a whole lot more) at the exact second Jerusalem time that Yahweh ordained His people to celebrate His appointed feasts forever.

All of the above facts can be easily verified. However, for your convenience I have written a an in depth research paper on the subject.

The Passover Feast, The Whore and the Beast

So once again, I am asking you dearly beloved brother in Messiah Yahoshua – how come most Christians break the fourth commandment and how come it is not a sin to do so?

I respect you as an apologist and you have written many good book and countless good articles. However, you have NEVER seriously written an apology for forsaking and breaking the fourth commandment by the Christian church. I challenge you to do so and I look forward to reading it soon – before it is eternally too late.

Most sincerely, His servant and yours, Robert-Arthur: McDuffie ~ Gal. 6:14

 

SHIMON PERES IS PRONOUNCED DEAD ON THE VERY DAY THE OSLO ACCORDS WERE PUBLICLY SIGNED IN WASHINGTON D.C. – ELUL 27 – TWENTY-THREE YEARS LATER!

VERY URGENT! PLEASE READ AND SHARE! HIGHEST PRIORITY!

Shimon Peres has been declared dead on this day – Elul 27th 5776 – on the Jewish (Hillel) calendar!

Peres is a Hebrew word which means breach or division.

In a picture – imagine the Grand Canyon!

23 year ago – TO THE VERY DAY – on the Hillel calendar – the Oslo accords were publicly announced to the world at a ceremonial signing in Washington D.C. An abominable agreement that the nation State of Israel would give up their right to their land and surrender it to the Palestinians in exchange for peace.

In Hebrew your name is also your prophetic destiny.  The man who name means “division, breach, to divide” is the very man who agreed to divide up the land and give it away!  Shimon means to hear or be heard.  The whole world heard it – the day he agreed to divide up the land of Israel and give it to their sworn enemies!

Note: Oslo is the Hebrew word for toilet paper..

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Rabin and Peres committed high treason against the covenant people of Yisrael and against Yahweh Elohim Yahoshua (Jesus) to whom the land is titled deeded forever – when they agreed to this accord!

Note: In Genesis 12 Yahweh gave the land to Abraham and his seed!

v.7 “And Yahweh appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto Yahweh, who appeared unto him.”

In Galatians 3 – by the inspiration of the Spirit – the author makes it perfectly clear that the seed Yahweh was referring to was His only begotten Son – Yahoshua haMashiach (Jesus the Messiah)!

v.16 “Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is the Messiah.”

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President Peres, Prime Minister Rabin and PLO leader Arafat ALL jointly received the Nobel Peace Prize for agreeing to this covenant of death.

Note: It is NEVER wise to try to steal the land – which the KING OF THE UNIVERSE has titled deeded to Himself – and then try to give it to His sworn enemies!

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The agreement NEVER manifested into reality – primarily because the stated goal of the PLO is not peace – but the complete annihilation of the Jewish people. They have stated this claim repeatedly over the years and it can easily be verified all over the world-wide-web and You Tube. The Palestinian political party Hamas has the same stated aim, as does most of the Islamic countries in the middle-east. Many of them have this stated aim written in their constitution.

The first time Peres appears in Scripture is Genesis 38. It is the rather strange and remarkable account of the birth of the twin sons of Judah by his daughter-in-law Tamar. He is of the lineage of King David and also the Messiah Yahoshua (Jesus)!

It is very interesting to note that the word Peres is found in Daniel 5:28 – which reads –

“PERES, your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians.”

This prophecy was spoken by Daniel on the eve. that the kingdom of Babylon was conquered! The kingdom of ancient Babylon ruled over the nations for exactly seventy years – before Yahweh destroyed it in one hour – as foretold by the prophet Jeremiah.

v.11-12 “And this whole land shall be a desolation, and an astonishment; and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years. And it shall come to pass, when seventy years are accomplished, that I will punish the king of Babylon, and that nation, saith Yahweh, for their iniquity, and the land of the Chaldeans, and will make it perpetual desolations.”

At the end of the weekly Sabbath – at the end of the third day – from the time Peres died – the Jewish people will be celebrating the first day of the New Year 5777. Exactly eight years ago – on the eve of this day – the market fell exactly 7% and / or 777.7 points. Ten days later it fell exactly 7% again and / or 678.910 points.

The ONLY reason the economy didn’t enter into full blown depression was because the U.S.A. Inc. bailed out mega-insurer A.I.G., Big Banking and General Motors – among many others – while sacrificing mega-broker Lehman Brothers to the god(s) of Wall Street. In order to ensure the economy didn’t collapse during the reign of acting POTUS – Barak Hussein Obama – the FEDERAL RESERVE BANK began to print and spend money without restraint and then purchasing huge quantities of worthless U.S. Security Bonds that nobody else in the world wanted.

It has been EXACTLY seventy years since the dollar first became the international currency that it is today and that the tri-une power called “Mystery Babylon” came into global power and world-wide influence – due to the Bretton Woods Agreement.

Let he who has ears to hear – hear what the Spirit is speaking to His people!

What does all this mean?

It could mean that the death of Peres will mark the time of the division of the land of Israel and it’s capitol city Jerusalem – between the Palestinians and the Israelis.

It could mean that the covenant Bride of Yahoshua (Jesus) is about to be divided from the rest of the world – due to the rapture.

It could mean the end of the reign of the western economy and the beginning of the reign of the BRICS nations.

It could mean that the Zechariah 14 war is directly at hand.

I honestly do not KNOW exactly what it means… However, I do know it is VERY significant and Yahweh’s people need to pray for understanding and discerning of spirit. We are living in a very uncertain and dire time and our only hope is Yahweh Elohim – the God of Israel!

I also know that the “Black Moon” will manifest on the eve of the Jewish New Year 5777 and thus will be the eleventh heavenly sign manifesting in the sun or the moon – on Yahweh’s appointed times – since the first “Blood Moon” manifested on Passover 2014.

Eleven is the Hebrew number for Judgment!

In addition, I know that control of the internet is scheduled to be handed over by Obama to the United Nations this Saturday and the New World Order of International Banking will also be fully implemented by Saturday (I.e. The SDR).

Shalom, shalom, to all in the spirit of Isaiah 1:19-20. His servant and yours, R

Ps – As leaders from around the world line up to give tribute to President / Prime Minister Peres consider the following words…

“Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you for so did their fathers to the false prophets.” ~ Luke 6:26

“Know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with Elohim? whosoever thereforewill be a friend of the world is the enemy of Elohim.” ~ James 4:4

Pps – Two important things!

One – the original Hillel calendar records today as the 27th day of the month. The modern Rabbinical invention records today as the 25th.

Two – in what can only be described as the most bizarre of “coincidences” today is the exact day that he signed the Oslo 2 accords on the Gregorian calendar! Wow! Wow! Wow!

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