The Analyst

The Analyst
Being Brainy for God

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Apocalypse ~ "The End of the World"?

Me ~ What is the Apocalypse exactly as we read in the Bible? And, why is it that many people don't like to discuss this subject .

John ~  They are afraid, they don't like the idea that such change 'uncovering' may mean that people will die.

Me ~ What do you mean 'uncovering'?

John ~ Take a look at the definition = An apocalypse literally means an uncovering, a disclosure of knowledge or revelation. In religious contexts, it is usually a disclosure of something hidden, a vision of heavenly secrets that can make sense of this earthly reality.  The Bible is the uncovering and revealing of Jesus as the Lord and God of the earth.

Me ~ Yes, I fully agree but for our readers who may not yet 'get it', how can uncovering and revealing Jesus make sense of this earthly reality?

John ~ Because He is the Creator of this world and everyone and everything in hit. All our being is upheld by Him and so He will restore God's original plan. Thus, it will make more sense to us - the upgraded earthly reality will make more sense than this corrupted world we have today.

Me ~ Amen to that! But, will people die in that uncovering because of that will others reject Him?

John ~  Yes, there will be a lot of death. And, yes...they will reject Him and continue to do so. In the book of Revelation (the Revelation of Jesus Christ) even after God releases the forces of darkness upon the world that are conjured up by those who want them to come and even after they cause destruction and death people still will not repent for summoning them. Their hearts are hardened and reprobate... beyond redemption.

Me ~ Why would God release forces of darkness if He knows that they will cause destruction and death?

John ~ He does so because the people want it. Even afterwards they will not repent for their sorcery which means conjuring up evil.

Me ~ Is the death and destruction God's wrath upon the earth?

John ~ Yep. He allows the evil forces to sow death and destruction. At the same, He unleashes the forces of nature against mankind. The season disappear, a volcano or asteroid impact and the earth will change its access and create global darkness. Most life will be wiped out.

Me ~ Is this prior to or after the uncovering / revealing of Christ?

John ~ It is after His revealing and the Rapture of the Saints and just before the battle of Armageddon.  The Bible calls this the 'bowl judgments'. The church of Jesus will not be on the world when this happens.

Me ~ Who is the church? We have so many churches and each one thinking it is the true church.

John ~ The church are the elect of Christ. Those that have chosen Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior... spiritually born again.









Wednesday, November 30, 2016

How God is Keeping Sin from Winning Until He Returns!

Me ~ How is it that we see and experience  both good and ugly/bad things and that there even seems to be a vicious cycle of this? When will it end... these cycles?

John ~ I like to think that God created cycles so that sin/evil would not win as in take over the program... so to speak.

Me ~ Ok, so then we can say this is how God deals with this fallen world in which evil exists and Satan too... keeping sin at bay until He returns.

John ~ Yes, something like that. Satan did not know Christ would not choose him over the Father. In Luke, we read where confronts and tempts Jesus; and Jesus overcomes Satan. And, Satan did not know that Christ's death was going to save man. Through Christ we are saved, overcomers of this fallen looping world.

Me ~ Evil is a destructive force, isn't it?

John ~ Yes, it is. The looping we experience is a crashing and restarting of the program over and over; thus, looping in a linear progression. Its like this because this is a fallen world and in a state of rapid decay. If I could draw an illustration, it would be a kind of shoestring line that loops and moves forward as it does... This is the looping I described. Its necessary as it allows evil to crash and restart but never ever having a lasting kingdom in this fallen world. Satan too is in this loop and his time is running out and he knows it.

Me ~ So... within that loop also exists God's Mercy and Grace which I assume makes use of the looping as it moves forward, and makes use of evil for His good 'our good' rather than Satan's... right?

John ~ Yes, God's Word (where we find His Mercy and Grace) allows us to be in the loop but not of it. "If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world" ~ John 15:19.  God's Word is our hope, joy and peace and knowing that we will be delivered from this darkness... this looping. In Him, we can endure all things- "For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength" ~ Philippians 4:13...."Thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ" ~ 1 COR 15:57.

Me ~  So, we should not love this world as it says in 1 John 2:15... or it will keep looping, right?

John ~ God has a time for its end and we should be watchful..."Be Watchful for the Day for it will come upon all who dwell on the face of the whole earth. So keep watch at all times, and pray that you may have the strength to escape all that is about to happen and to stand before the Son of Man.” Luke 21:35-36.

Monday, November 21, 2016

If the Bible is Literal, What is Amillennialism?

Me ~ Is the Bible a real book?

John ~ Yes, the Bible is a real book that must be taken literally. It is a guide to the program Created by God in which we find ourselves. Hence, all Scripture is from a higher multidimensional realm which we have no access to as of yet. The Millennial is not yet here but it will be...

Me ~ Why does the Catholic Church and most Protestant churches promote the Eschatology that is called - Amillennial? 

John ~ The problem also with the Catholic Church and most Protestant Churches is their Eschatology... Catholics and most Protestants are Amillennial which means that they apply allegory to most of the Bible and worse the millennial (thousand years where Christ reins on earth with those that have died in the Lord and those of the first resurrection including those raptured) thinking that God is ruling in our hearts only... this goes back to Origen and Augustine. This is not Scriptural. It is spiritually allegorical.

Me ~ Ok, so why does the Catholic Church insist that the Pope is the vicar of Christ on earth?

John ~ The mistaken view taken by the Catholic Church is that the Kingdom of God has already come on earth due to the misunderstanding that there was going to be two thousand years between Christ's accession and His return. Instead of a literal Christ ruling in a literal Jerusalem the Catholic Church has as an institution attempted to fulfill that Scripture that spoke of Christ's ruling on earth. This is called Amillennialism... the Catholic Church sees itself as the Millennial ~God's Kingdom on earth. 

The problem with this is that such a supposition calls God a liar because it denies all the Scriptures that describe in detail this millennial period. This is actually replacement theology and a literal replacement for the 'real' Kingdom of God which will come when Christ returns. The Catholic Church pretends to be more than an illustration of that as the Pope is supposedly representing Christ on earth. The lie is that this is replacing Christ with a man... the Pope is a man and thus he is not Christ on earth. 

Me ~ Ok, so the Millennial comes after Christ's return.  Some people say that when Christ resurrected He also returned... His Kingdom was now upon the earth- the Millennial.

John ~ Yes, Christ's resurrection was not His return. In Scripture, angels say that He will come as He left... Not going up into the clouds but coming down from the clouds. If that were to be taken literally, that at His resurrection, He also returned, then why do we need the Pope. This was the question of the Martin Luther too was Amillennial. Well, we don't need a Pope. 

Me ~ So, is there a second coming? Or did it happen?

John ~ It has not happened yet. Read the Bible, there is still so much that has not yet taken place. The sign of the Son of Man will be in the sky. It affects all men on the planet earth. Everyone will see Him... everyone everywhere and they will mourn accept those that are His who will be taken up with Him.  

Me ~ Now, what if we imagine that all things are happening here and now as in layers (multidimensional) made possible just by perceiving. Those who do not believe cannot see Him nor His Kingdom. But, those that do believe can see Him and His Kingdom. We could go as far as to say this 'new' perception can and should also include and would have to include the New Jerusalem. How do we then account for the fact that the earth is not located in a new universe? Maybe its just that I don't see it as I am sure the argument would be made like that. And, what about poverty, sickness and catastrophe? I guess it would be explained that those things exist but only for those that do not believe and cannot see. 

John ~ Well, you know I am not a fan of supposing the layering illustration only because our experience is linear and that has not changed. Even if I were to try to imagine it, I would still find myself living and dying in a linear state of decay where money makes the world go around. Now, I guess I could toke on a spliff and things would start to look much better not only for myself but as I might see everyone else. Yet, how could I pretend that my best friend didn't have a heart attack or get cancer? How could I could pretend that sins like sexual immorality and murder did not exist but television and news papers are full of it. This is still a fallen world and it is passing away. Thank God Jesus Christ is Coming and when the Real Millennial is here, we will all know it.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Free Will ~ Overcoming is choosing God's way most of the time..


God did not reject His people, whom He foreknew... at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace.

The crucial question remains: How does God do the predestining while guaranteeing us the freedom of our will, as the Scripture and our understanding of love demand? How does God predetermine every choice without infringing on our control over the human choice? God is omnipotent, He is the Alpha and the Omega. He exists in a higher dimension and is all things at all times.

Imagine His existence is both vertical and horizontal whereas our existence here and now is this fallen world is experienced horizontally from a point moving only forward. God being both vertical and horizontal means that He exists in all places simultaneously. Ultimately, He knows who will respond to Him and who will not.

What about Scripture that tells us that God so loved the world He sent His Son... doesn't that suggest that He saved everyone? Yes, God has willed that everyone is saved even though we are filthy rags and no one seeks Him. Yet, even though He has willed that everyone be saved, He also willed 'freewill'; thus, we having a freewill have a free choice to reject that salvation.

Hence, we who have chosen God, are constantly overcoming this fallen world by choosing God's way most of the time... Paul said in Romans 7 that he does what he hates and not what he wants. This is our experience too. There is a tug of war in our life here in this fallen world. The enemy Satan pulls us his way while God pulls us His way. Those who have responded to being called and answering to God's call experience this fully every day.


Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world ~ James 4:8.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Who are the Elect ~ Chosen?

Me ~ There are many scriptures in the New Testament that talk about election which is God's sovereign choice to save whoever He wants... whenever.

Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling
and election...2 Peter 1:10.
 As far as the gospel is concerned, they are enemies for your sake; but as far as
election is concerned... Romans 11:28.
Yet, before the twins were born or had done anything good or
bad--in order that God's purpose in election might stand ... Romans 9:11.
Knowing your election, brothers loved by God. ... Knowing,
brethren beloved, your election of God. 1Thessalonians 1:4. 
Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant
according to the election of grace. ... Romans 11:5.
What then? Israel has not obtained that which it seeks for; but the
election has obtained it, and the rest were blinded ... Romans 11:7.
And the Lord said to him: Go thy way; for this man is to me a vessel of election,
to carry my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel. ... Acts 9:15.

Yet, if you ask many Christians don't know anything about election. Is it or is it not enough to believe or to seek and you will find? God seeks for man in this fallen world because man would not think to seek after God and do His will. There are none righteous, no not one ~ Romans 3:10.

The question is this: Could you be born again and not saved? I mean being born again in the Spirit and still not be one of God's elect?

John ~ NO! When you respond to the call, you are born again and saved. God's time-fullness and timelessness are not contradictory. He is able to give us free will so He knows all choices. He has a hyper dimensional nature. He can exist in moment in all eternity. He can exist everywhere for a moment. A thousand years is a day and a day is as a thousand years to the Lord.

When you are talking about a hyper-dimensional being, it is not possible to grasp how this is possible. However, God is good all the time and all the time God is good. He is never not good. He gives everybody a chance and everyone has a chance in their life to respond to His calling. The story of the workers in the vineyard are an example of this. Men have no excuse for not believing in Him. If people chose to believe fairy tales invited by men over God's creation which is the visible testimony of God's existence that is their choice. All men are without excuse.

We can look to scripture as well for evidence that God is always good and merciful to those that love Him with all their heart, soul and mind. So, if you love God with all your heart, soul and mind then you will hear His voice. God works all things together for the good of those who love Him, who are called according to His purpose...Romans 8:28.
And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified... Romans 8:30.

God chooses everyone but not everyone chooses God. To you who believe, then, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe, "The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone," 1 Peter 2:4. 



Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Grafted into the Abrahamic Covenant...

Me ~ What does it mean that Christians have been grafted into the Abrahamic Covenant?

John ~  It means that we have been adopted into the family that God created through Abraham. Interesting is that we have not been grafted into the line of Israel or Moses. Abraham was before the law. He was the first man of faith who pleased God by his faith not by following God's law. We have been grafted into that promise that Abraham was given that we would inherit a better Kingdom, a promised land and that is God's New Jerusalem.

Me ~ You said that we were not grafted into the line of Israel or Moses, then do the ten commandants apply?

John ~ Yes they do... because, they were not Mosaic law but God's law to everybody. The are ten laws that will always be practiced. God's law still exist. The ten commandments are the foundation laws of God's Kingdom.

Me ~ Should then the country of Israel be a major concern for Christians?

John ~ Only in this sense... because, we are grafted into the family of Abraham; we are spiritually related to the Hebrews. We as those grafted into the Abrahamic Covenant exist now as if at the beginning of the family of God on earth and Abraham was the first born of that. There are yet Hebrews that came after Abraham who did not accept Jesus and when they finally accept Jesus as their Messiah, they will join us in the family of faith which is Abraham and they will no longer be under the law sin and death. The Bible says that God will create one new man out of both.


Sunday, August 28, 2016

Spiritual Darkness, An Indicator of End Times!

Me ~ It seems that there is darkness looming. Why is that?

John ~ There is a darkness these days. Jesus said that in the last days love of many will grow cold. Basically saying that people will start to dislike people that they would not normally feel that way about. People will have a dislike of what they should like. Aborting children, people killing others for fun... or at least creating the images of that for entertainment. The light in man's soul is being dimmed.

Me ~ We have talked about end times before. What else do you see that suggests we are in such times?

John ~ The spiritual darkness is the greatest indicator of end times. The spirit of the age that we live in is identical to the times of Nimrod and Noah. We are going back to that. The rise of paganism as a global phenomenon is on the rise.  Paganism is a return to ignorance worshiping the creature and not the creator. Trying to connect with the earth as if it is a living entity and it is not. Freeing oneself from the moral absolutes so that one does not feel guilty is the popular personal agenda. That is moral anarchy. Pagan societies were notoriously violent societies and today we can see this erupting all over the world on the very local personal level. Some American cities are the most violent in the world and supposedly American cities are the most civil.  Christianity had a civilizing effect on society because it set down moral absolutes and rules. When you toss that out you begin to deconstruct civilization... taking us back to a new dark age not a golden age as the promoters of this new 'pagan' age claim.

Me ~ Is there any way to stop it? Should we in fact stop it... After all; we could look forward to the second coming...couldn't we?

John ~ We are supposed to be salt and light even know that the Lord is returning. The only thing keeping us from total darkness is what we are asked to do as Jesus's disciples did - spread the Gospel ~ the Good News!. While we are here, we must be salt and light. By doing so, the light does not become totally dark.

Me ~ How exactly?

John ~  "Put on the full armor of God, so that you can make your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers against the authorities, against the powers of this worlds' darkness, and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore take up the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you will be able to stand your ground, and having done everything, to stand".…Ephesians 6:11-13.