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The Kingdom of Heaven can be illustrated by the story of a king who prepared a great wedding feast for his Son. When the banquet was ready, he sent his servants to notify those who were invited. But they all refused to come ! ...   Jesus, in Matthew 22: 1-3

The aim of this sharing is to make you want to know more about this God who loves us beyond anything we imagine. Maybe you thought you knew him? In this case, let's try to dig deeper. Your Father has a grand plan for your life that he wants to draw you into, if only you will put your hand in his.



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The thought of the month — September 2023

After the long and substantial column from August which I encourage you to read if you have not done so, I intend to be shorter on the September one. God just gave me a dream, so I will quote what I was told. In this dream, I was walking in the midst of a flow of people on a highway. People talked about their activities, speaking in particular and in an almost religious way of a place to visit absolutely. Some called out to me and I had to answer. But Jesus was also there in a discreet way, and he grabbed me by the arm and led me aside to the shelter of a bridge. The road was full of people and the place had nothing to please, but Jesus said to me: “I give you my peace. I don't give it to you like the world gives it. So don't worry and have no fear in your heart,” and he insisted that I hear it. These words are actually written in John 14: 27 and I will quote this passage because it is relevant for all who have put their trust in Jesus. As the world stirs and seeks, and chaotic days are ahead, the Holy Spirit becomes for all who cling to him, their peace and their assurance and a place of rest.


Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit

“If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.” Then Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said, “But, Lord, why do you intend to show yourself to us and not to the world?” Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me. “All this I have spoken while still with you. But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid”.

Isaiah said on behalf of God to his contemporaries in a period which, if you read chapters 30 and following, already announced the end of a world and the advent of a new order, which is not the one to which some of us are working :

“This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it. You said, ‘No, we will flee on horses.’ Therefore you will flee! You said, ‘We will ride off on swift horses.’ Therefore your pursuers will be swift! A thousand will flee at the threat of one; at the threat of five you will all flee away, till you are left like a flagstaff on a mountaintop, like a banner on a hill.” Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!”. … People of Zion, who live in Jerusalem, you will weep no more. How gracious he will be when you cry for help! As soon as he hears, he will answer you. Although the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers will be hidden no more; with your own eyes you will see them. Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”

This chapter is paradoxical, because it juxtaposes the blessings that God gives to those who put their trust in him, with the judgment that falls on the world. And beginning in chapter 32 we see the coming of the King of righteousness. Paul also encourages us not to give in to this spirit of fear which in reality is a spirit of unbelief, but to rely on God in our moments of prayer.

“Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus”. Philippians 4: 5-7.



DELIVERED for a PURPOSE | Lana Savchuk

If you feel sorrow and sadness in your soul, or like your life is a continuous fall and don't know how to face it, how to overcome the pain and the bitterness, Lana shares her testimony of her deliverance and the lessons she learned through that process. The main lesson being perhaps that since we live in war zone, we are not what we experience in our mind, and God wants to deliver us from all our torments. But emptiness cannot be filled by nothingness. We should surrender to the Holy Spirit and a sense of adoption instead of surrendering to our situation.

Vlad Savchuk — Holy Spirit wants to Help you in all Aspects of your Life.

Without the Holy Spirit, any Christ-like attitude will be seen as false, and rightly so. But when the Spirit of God dwells in us, he inspires us and takes charge of our attitudes and actions. We just have to decide to obey him humbly rather than our rebellious impulses.

“Chosen Ones” Can't Work a 9 to 5 job ?

“If you're working a 9 to 5 job to pay bills, there is nothing wrong with that. But just keep in mind that your "work" goes way beyond just making money. You're here to bring the light of Christ to the world, to heal, to transform, to INSPIRE!!! Don't let ANYONE dim your light because you were meant to SHINE, beloved!”.  Connie K Yom.





The thought of the month — August 2023
Some topics covered in this month's message :

•  What is the place of the Christian in this world and in this life ?
•  When a night dream comes that shatters the dream we had for our life.

•  Jesus has a very particular way of approaching a family's unity.
•  Why was Jesus crucified ?
•  Sometimes God speaks to a child, but really he wants to speak to the adults.
•  How does Jesus save us and from what, and what is the true hope of Christians ?


“I have in my heart a great sorrow and unceasing anguish”.

This month, I would like to share with you a dream I had when I was a child. This dream and what surrounds it had such an impact that my life was turned upside down. To the point that I had not dared to speak to anyone about it. The memory came back to me in the fall season of my life when I was sharing with a friend, and I will tell you about it a little later. The words quoted above are actually from the apostle Paul. This otherwise good-natured, educated, communicative and passionate man, and who at another time exhorts the Philippians to always rejoice in the Lord, turns back in one of his letters, on those who transmitted to him the existence, the knowledge and the faith, with this bitter ascertainment. Paul obviously loves his family, his masters, and his people.

“I speak the truth in Christ—I am not lying, my conscience confirms it through the Holy Spirit— I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were cursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my people, those of my own race, the people of Israel. Theirs is the adoption to sonship; theirs the divine glory, the covenants, the receiving of the law, the temple worship and the promises. Theirs are the patriarchs, and from them is traced the human ancestry of the Messiah, who is God over all, forever praise !  Amen”.   Romans 9: 1-5.

Paul received revelations that turned his life upside down, but he is not one of those who gladly forsake their fellows to live their faith on a desert island. He wants everyone to be like him, except for restraints, by becoming new creatures liberated in Christ. The others did not follow his example. So he mourns, even going so far as to wish he had never known what created this split with his family which he knows will be an impassable chasm in eternity. In other words, Paul knows he will never see his own again. Their paths separated when they decided to persevere in their human traditions rather than accompany Paul on the path of light that presented before all Israel. This luminous path, Paul had not really chosen it. But the meeting was frontal, while he was on his way to Damascus where he intended to persecute the disciples of Christ to force them to deny their faith and return to tradition. He who touches the disciples of Christ, touches God himself, he will learn. By his punitive zeal, he thought to show that he saw clearly in the actions of these impediments to go around in circles. True Christians are disturbing. They are from another world, and even Jesus' mother and brothers were completely distraught by his actions. In reality, without being fully aware of the prophecies, no one could understand Jesus, and besides, even the specialists of the law saw nothing coming. It was God's plan. But compared to the light of man, the light of the Son of God proved to be blinding. Confused and no longer understanding anything, Paul gave himself up to the Holy Spirit who then seized him by the hand and did not let go of him, for we know from his epistles all that God has accomplished through him. Paul, now a “slave of Christ” in his own words, knows very well that he has done nothing to deserve this grace. He feels indebted to his people. The thought of the fate reserved for them remains for him a subject of dread, and it is a perpetual torment. For they are, as himself was not so long ago, cursed by their choice, having as the Bible puts it, doomed themselves to outer darkness by their rejection of the only path to salvation. And yet, although they stoned and beat him many times and several of them went so far as to vow to take his life, Paul, walking in the Spirit of Him who became accursed for us, wish he could be cursed himself should it allow some of his people to be saved. Very aware of the religious ignorance of which he himself had been the victim, he feels anguish for those he left behind and who, without a burst of conscience, will be lost for eternal life.   ( … )

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What is the place of the Christian in this world and in this life?

This question is one of the fundamentals of Christianity. Credit to all Lords: to respond adequately, let's listen to what Jesus says about himself.

“Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.”   Matthew 8:20.

Strange observation all the same with regard to his status as King of kings. What Jesus teaches us with these simple and well-chosen words is that the present reality remains transitory, for him as for all who on his steps, nourish the hope of a new world established on everlasting foundations. There is therefore in the eyes of God, and we see it throughout the Bible from the stories of Genesis to that of John exiled on the island of Patmos when he wrote the book of Revelation, two kinds of men on earth. There are those who settle and take over the world in allegiance to the spirit of the world – they are the vast majotity. And there is a remnant of people who have integrated another paradigm. Belonging to the greatest number or the majority is by no means an assurance. Jesus warns us that those who have taken root in this world and its culture will perish with this world, and he reminds us of what happened in the days of Noah. While those who have kept their pilgrim's staff, who have on their feet the shoes of the gospel of peace and the belt of truth tied around their loins, and who serve as witnesses by living on what the goodness of God grants them, will pass through death and then reign over the earth. Look no further for the reason why the rulers of the nations hated and persecuted the early Christians. Their belief made their power illegitimate and meant the condemnation and annihilation of all their efforts, a feeling that traditional Christians later shared with regard to their "born again" namesakes, as the Jews had themselves persecuted their messianic brothers in Paul's time. Putting the truth into practice is a crucial step, and one that often confuses those who know how to be satisfied with religious theory, which we all are to some extent. But you have to have encountered the living Christ, by his spirit in you, to know what we are talking about. Jesus will say:

“You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life.”… John 5 :39

How one does come to choose one path instead of another remains a rather mysterious process. I don't believe in this predestination dear to Calvin, but I imagine that life pushes us against the rocks and caresses us in turn, and that in the end, it is the decisions of our hearts subjected to this permanent exercise that guide us. The Bible affirms that it is not so much our morals as our love of truth that is decisive. Some examples in the Bible illustrate this, for example when the "righteous" are about to stone a woman caught in adultery. And by the way, Jesus saves the life of this woman, but he also saves these men from a move that could have earned them judgment and hell with all the hypocrits. Or when the “good thief”, crucified on his side, decides that he has yielded enough to bad impulses and that at the end of his life, he defends Jesus against those who outrage him. The call of the truth in any situation is undoubtedly an instrument by which God shapes our spirit. Still, it is not enough to be indignant. But how do we behave in the presence of false witness? Are we letting anyone be wrongly accused? Do we let evil do as it pleases without reacting? The wicked imagine that because judgment does not strike them immediately, they will not be accountable. One of the best-known passages in the Bible is found in John 3. It's also the most misunderstood passage because we usually quote it out of context.

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life.For God did not send his Son into the world to judge the world, but to save the world through him”.   John 3: 16-17.

Hearing these words, we can think that God saved our world once and for all by sending his Son Jesus to die in our place on that cross, and that now everything is fine : the world is saved. But the context of these words shows us a very different picture.

“Whoever believes in him will not be judged; but he who does not believe is already judged, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this judgment is that, the light having come into the world, men preferred darkness to light, because their works were evil. For whoever does evil hates the light, and does not come into the light, lest his works be made public; but whoever does the truth comes to the light, that his works may be made manifest, because they are done in God.”   John 3: 18-21.

John says that in order for the world to be saved, it will have to come to judgment so that it can be set free from its oppressors once and for all. God will judge the world as a whole, but he gives us a lawyer who defends us on an individual and personal level. Not everyone, but those in the world who choose to believe in Jesus with all that this entails, are saved. How do we choose Jesus? Again, having a baptism certificate is not enough, but we must commit ourselves totally. Jesus says that to pass from this world to his Kingdom involves denying ourselves, or more precisely, giving up our vain way of life. Life is such that our daily life is strewn with trials that we pass with more or less success. From simple situations like the homeless person reaching out at the entrance to a mall, or the way we treat those around us, to situations where the issues are complex, and for which we vote. Fortunately, we are all entitled to our quota of failures and it is never too late to do well. But two things are paramount in life: You have to guard your heart and you have to love the truth. Jesus is the only way to God, the Bible tells us, and that does not please everyone. But let those who do not like this too exclusive notion be reassured : Jesus shows himself to us under many faces, very different faces but which have this in common in that they all reveal to us a facet of God's love.

“Jesus, who knew the thoughts that they had in their heart, took a little child by the hand, placed him beside him and said to them: He who welcomes this child in my name welcomes me, and whoever who welcomes me also welcomes the one who sent me. For whoever is least among you is the one who is great”. Luke 9: 47-48.

If we renounce these virtues of simple love and truth, the Bible warns us that cultured, sophisticated, and even very religious spirits, who are no less demonic, will lead us away from God. This is why loving the truth is not enough, but we must fill ourselves with the truth. Jesus could say : “I am the way, the truth and the life”. Many people have very strong ideas about religion. But are these their ideas or are they just passing on received ideas and prejudices? The battle for truth is a battle for people's mind. Religion should be equated with a form of romanticism with a pejorative connotation, because it “awakens in the soul the dangerous taste for chimeras”. Romanticism corresponds to a trust placed in feelings rather than in reason. Yet neither leads to the truth. Little knowledge makes you pretentious, but much knowledge makes you humble and cautious. For when we read the Bible, we see that God is not the one who chastises us, and if he holds the staff, it is like the good shepherd, to keep dogs and wolves away. But when our ideas or pride lead us to leave God's protection, then spiritual parasites like disease, moral torment and failure await us at the turn and will cling to us and make us suffer, taking away our life and our substance. These are all these things which are represented in the history of Israel by these enemies who come to attack and plunder them, as soon as Israel moves away from God. Jesus tells us that when demons find an empty house, and if in addition this house is swept and decorated – we can think of a form of philosophy or a superficial religion – these demons see it as an invitation to come and squat the house in number. God must really be invited to occupy all the rooms of this house, which, as you will have understood, represents our life.

There are religious demons, and the Bible mentions spirits that cause us to worship idols, and others that lie in the mouth of the prophets. In Romans 1, Paul says that practices such as astrology, which is a deviation from the science of God, or the worship of earthly entities like the Queen of Heaven, which we must remember is not the mother of Jesus, but that of Christ's rival—a paradigm and mythological figures present in virtually every pagan religion in the world—will open the door to all manner of spiritual and moral disorder. We all experience loss or trauma, and if the processes of grieving and healing are not undertaken seriously, we will be dragging the pans the devil has tied us to. The devil fully enjoys his power every time he succeeds in making a son or a daughter of God, a person who is miserable or has no self worth. The areas from which God is absent and for which we have adopted substitutes as means of consolation, lead us not to freedom, but to compulsive behaviors. Alcohol, bulimia, drugs, sexual deviance and expedients, tattoos, piercings or dogs for some, photography for others… One of the most destructive substitutes for love for our personality is pornography. It now even affects our young children. Eye lust is a form of dishonesty. Let's understand that each person who gives himself up a little too freely is not anonymous, but this person has a name and a story. She is someone's daughter or son, brother or sister, and ultimately God's child. God created us so that we can look any person in the eye, without concealment, without ulterior motives and without feeling shame. He wants us true and if we have fallen he can restore us fully to our wholeness. But it is not without reason that Marx said: “Religion is the opium of the people”. Religion has many faces. Green activism, political parties, medicine, sport, music and now, the trends that spread through social networks, are comparable to religions, with their idols, their churches, their rules, their priests and their avengers. These venal things have come to fill the space left empty by a fragmentary or even absent knowledge of truth, and the philosophy of Marx is another such substitute. “Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless”, said a Solomon who one feels is disillusioned by the end of his life, in his Book of Ecclesiastes, after he had pursued all the achievements accessible to a man and who more is, to a king. So of course it's normal to have some hobbies and entertainment alongside what allows us to pay our rent. But if everything is permitted within the framework of things that are not expressly forbidden by God, everything does not edify, says the apostle Paul. Developing some creativity does not hurt if we can at the same time grow in our knowledge of God, of others and of ourselves. Demons like the morbid and the gloomy because that is their nature, and that is what we see everywhere. Let's not follow trends or fashions. It is therefore good to regularly look back on your life and ask yourself: what attracts me, is it life, love, truth, goodness? And if we have deviated from our trajectory, to make sure we get back on track. And the only way to get rid of the "false comforters" without seeing even worse things take hold is to submit the vacant space to the Holy Spirit by inviting him to fill us, by reading the Bible, by listening to songs of praise, praying, speaking to God in a new spiritual language and allowing God our Father to whisper in our ears. Jesus promised that he would send us the Spirit of comfort, and he did. For what was lacking to Solomon for his joy to be complete, if not the Presence in himself of an everlasting glory?

“For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live. For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory”.   Romans 8: 13-17.


When a night dream comes and shatters the dream we had for our life.

I will now take the risk of sharing something very personal with you. When we talk about generalities, others don't identify much. But personal experiences speak to the fiber of man and to what constitutes his heart. Jesus often spoke to the heart of man, and not only with compliments.

Paul claims elsewhere “to walk without looking back”, in accordance with the words of his Lord, exhorting others to run in the career which is open to them, that is to say to lay hold by faith of what Jesus has accomplished for us. But Paul is tough with a soft heart. This is an aspect of being a Christian that is sometimes misunderstood. Perceived as a soldier when the truth has to make its way, the Christian nevertheless remains a personality sensitive to all aspects of being, and can be even more fragile. Because the present conflict will pass with its protagonists and its stakes, and what will last forever, is love. This Paul was a hothead with whom I would not dare identify myself even in thought. But I understand to some extent his moral conflict, because I too did not choose to place myself under the leadership of the Good Shepherd. My parents raised me in their tradition, which had never been a subject of great passion for me. I honored their choices out of respect for them and for this Jesus whom I perceived in a diffuse way through the rites. And although the heart of Catholicism very quickly appeared to me as a dark and lifeless thing, the day of my first communion was charged with emotion and conviction, in the prospect of an experience with Christ. As you might expect, I didn't feel anything, although I pretended otherwise, and I was very disappointed. But during the night which had followed this initiation, a spirit had presented itself to me. I had hoped for Jesus, but the spirit that approached me was frightening. Yet he had reassured me by making me feel beautiful, righteous, pure and deserving, because I was now on the good side of the world, having become a good person by obeying the Catholic faith. It's an experience that I'm sure a lot of people will relate to in one way or another. The world is unfortunately infested with seductive spirits of all kinds. They are looking for an ear and will take advantage of our openness to suggest things that will confuse us about God and his purposes for our lives. I could have yielded to this spirit of religiosity which proposed to accompany me. But there is in the hearts of children, a kind of instinct, or an innate sense of truth, and this has preserved me from the worst. Although I was taking communion at Mass but without understanding the occult significance of the rite, I did not give in to this misplaced veneration that characterizes Catholicism. I could clearly see in what poverty of spirit certain close or distant family members found themselves, who also showed a religious veneration that would be described as bigotry. We are the heirs of a religious unconscious rooted in Greco-Babylonian culture and I spoke last month about the place occupied by the so-called Queen of Heaven in the mythology of the nations that surrounded Israel, and the ramifications of this pagan culture in the world today through the traditional Christian faith.

But God had however seized the opportunity of this ceremony of integration into the Catholic faith to show me that my path was going to separate from those of the members of my family. Because shortly after the event, I had a dream from which I woke up with every detail in mind, a dream which in reality was a nightmare.

We were lucky, my family and I, to live on the shores of Lake Geneva in a sparsely populated area where nature had its rights. There was this beautiful fine gravel shore where small waves would come and lap, keeping the beach clean for most part of the year. The shoreline was lined with pine trees and a jetty allowed casting a fishing line, heaven for the little guys. Well, in this dream, we found out one day that a long boardwalk had been laid from the shore to a remote place in the middle of the lake. My parents seemed to be very excited about this achievement, and we all set off together to see where this walk would take us. We could soon see at the end of it, a construction that stood up and looked like a big castle reminiscent of those in fairy tales, or a kind of Disneyland castle like we saw in cartoons. The whole family happily followed this path, but I felt uncomfortable and dragged my feet. Then, suddenly, the boards became unstable under my feet, and to my amazement, my legs went through the rotting wood. I shouted at the top of my voice that they had to come back for me, but they didn't hear me. They were now far ahead, almost out of sight and moving ever closer to the vision. The dream had such an impact on me that I never talked about it. And when I finally shared it with this friend, because I remembered it when she was interested in finding her own path in life, and I thought maybe this dream could bring reflection, her deductions surprised me and paradoxically brought me back to my loneliness. She said that I should take my courage and cross this catwalk to return to the rest of my family, overcoming my feelings. She was right on one point: the shadows of my character inherited from the unhappy interactions with an evil world, are something I should no longer tolerate. But what she didn't know yet was that a few days later, there had been a second part to that dream.

I was again on this shore, but this time completely alone. The wooden pier was gone and there was no trace of the castle, as if all this had never existed. And my whole family was also gone. After the anguish and misunderstanding that the first dream had aroused, this second dream was nevertheless imbued with serenity and hope, because life continued in another way, bringing to light simple and usually unremarkable things, but whose beauty appeared to me in a new light. Captivated by a vision that was only a mirage, we had ignored them although they had always been there. These things were the real elements of the world. The light was that of a summer sky just after a late afternoon shower, when the air is clear again and the setting sun bathes the earth in a warm caressing light. The water was clear and it stirred in a perpetual movement a multitude of small stones, all different, and whose brilliance sprang up in this light. Not a sound came to disturb this picture, but the stones rubbed against each other by the movement of the wavelets produced a ringing sound similar to a song. Paul says in one of his letters, that he was caught up in paradise and that he heard ineffable words which it is not possible for a man to express. This dream was like an introduction to this reality of heaven and its hosts, in a version accessible to a ten-year-old kid, a sinner in every sense of the word and knowing nothing of the Bible. The closest thing to that impression came twelve or thirteen years later, when I found myself in the midst of a group of Christians who burst in a song in the languages of the spirit. I understood much later what is the meaning in God's eyes of all these precious stones, which are not shaped by the hand of man but which remain whole, although they are polished by circumstances.


Jesus has a very particular way of considering a family's unity:

“Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division. From now on there will be five in one family divided against each other, three against two and two against three. They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law”.   Luke 12:51-53.

So to answer this friend, no return is possible in my family since technically, I did not leave it. But they went in search of a mythical Shangri-La and never returned. I can only go looking for them. You know, one day, my mom who always wants to do well, gave me a book that she would have liked me to read. She passed me several books that I didn't read for good reason, but the title of this one caught my eye : 'Rome sweet Rome', you get the pun. But Rome is a Disneyland like any other. Jerusalem is a Disneyland. What men of faith had in view has never been represented on earth. What men of faith had in mind has never been represented on earth. Abraham set out on a journey to the heavenly Jerusalem, not the city built by human hands, but the one which has eternal foundations and whose architect and builder is God. (Hebrews 11: 10). God's Jerusalem is not a pile of stones, but it is his family, and it includes humanity in all its richness and complexity. By making the path to Rome and to Babylon crumble under my feet, God had allowed my integrity to be spared. I wasn't saved yet, but he would be able to present me with something else when the time came. The world and its religion are one and the same. The whole world is under the tutelage of a rebellious spirit in whose hands our ancestors placed the power and prerogatives they had received from God, after they were deceived by this spirit and driven out of the Garden of Eden. The Christian religion is a gospel that we have also submitted to his supervision, and that he knew how to deactivate as it should. For the Gospel of Jesus Christ announces the return of humanity under the jurisdiction of God in the person of his Christ, and therefore, our unity is him and no one else !

“For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy”.  Colossiens 1:16-18.

“A man's precious treasure is activity” according to Proverbs 12:27. Like everyone else, I considered various options, such as learning to be a gardener to please my parents, becoming a photographer, and even becoming a travel writer, to give free rein to my aspirations. I took some Christian training to please my God. I pursued the things I had in my heart to try to find my way, and I probably could have made a little place for myself in the sun if I had really wanted it. But there was this place of ease, this refuge ready to welcome us between Rome and Babylon, and that is why God had said: “A man will leave his father and his mother and will cling to his wife”, in order precisely to spare us this kind of backtracking. And you know what God says about those who return to the world after tasting Christ? I leave it to you to discover it by clicking on this link to a specific passage from the Bible. A Christian is supposed to move away from the rudimentary things that come to us from the world, to progress in a spiritual attachment to Christ, and in this sense, I am what is called a backslidden Christian.

“And I saw that all toil and all achievement spring from one person’s envy of another. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind”.   Ecclesiastes 4: 4.

The wandering lasted long enough for the foundations of our marriage to crumble in contact with worldly vanities, and for our children to move away, each in pursuit of a more or less elusive dream. Now I pray that they return to the source of Life. You know what the saying goes, “Our children's wanderings are the result of our wanderings”. 

But since this experience and my baptism in the Holy Spirit at the age of twenty-two, my deep ambitions had changed. I simply wanted to be in my place, that is to say in the peace of God, and to consider things with patience like having eternity before me. For that is what Jesus promises to those who put their hand in his. In Psalm 131, the psalmist says:

“O Lord, my heart does not swell with pride, my eyes have not aimed too high, I have not embarked on projects too big, too complicated for me. Quite the contrary: I remained quiet and calm, like a weaned child carried by its mother. Yes, deep down I feel like the weaned child. Israel, trust in the Lord now and forever."

This psalm, which one might be tempted to attribute to a loser or for the least a man without ambition, was written by King David himself. We also read in Psalm 27:

“If my father and my mother should forsake me, the Lord would take me in. Teach me the way that you want me to follow, O Lord, and lead me by an even path, since my enemies lie in wait for me”.

Our enemies are those spirits of restlessness that drive us to want to live as if there were no God and as if existence stopped tomorrow, to satisfy traditions and to seek the recognition of men, to run frantically after immediate paradises, and not to dwell in the awareness of eternity. They are emergency policies that manipulate our fears and our credulity to make us accept the unacceptable, to ultimately destroy us. In chapter 4 of the epistle to the Hebrews, the author speaks of a rest, the rest of faith, as of the place that God has provided for his children to dwell there until the restoration of all things. Whereas those who have faith only in themselves will have deprived themselves of this security and will be in danger of being swept away. Flatterers are always one step ahead of your own ambitions. The world works by a game of mirrors. What do we see there, or who, do we see? God does not condemn the world because he had the idea. But he condemns the pride of man and his vanity which consists in thinking that everything he has acquired, he owes it to his qualities and his efforts. Or to think that the meaning of his life is in his success and in what he obtains, and not to constantly look up to God to seek his approval and that connivance with his children whom God cherishes, and who in the end is the true meaning of our life and our security. For what will the world be like when men can finally reveal the glory of God? In the current system, almost all of our effort is wasted chasing the wind. The glory of man is a very pathetic thing in the end and those who accompany aging people know it.

“For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul? For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done”.   Matthew 16:25-27.

“You will be betrayed even by parents, brothers and sisters, relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death. Everyone will hate you because of me. But not a hair of your head will perish. Stand firm, and you will win life.”.   Luke 21:17-19.

Not a single hair of your heads will be lost, Jesus promises us. When you live for yourself, you only have a few years to fulfill your ambitions, hence a lot of frustration, the manipulation of others and with anger sometimes, because things do not always turn out as we expected, and Jesus warns us sternly in this regard. But when one is dead to this world and to oneself, and one lives for God, one can consider things differently since one knows that nothing will be lost of all that one will have voluntarily put aside. I am not one of those courageous disciples who go from house to house to announce the good news, to heal the sick and to communicate Jesus to the children of peace, but here is what Jesus promises for them :

“Truly I tell you,” Jesus replied, “no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and the gospel will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age: homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields—along with persecutions—and in the age to come eternal life. But many who are first will be last, and the last first.”   Mark 10:29-31.


Why was Jesus crucified?

You read the Gospels, Mark 11 for example, and you see the crowd that followed Jesus enter Jerusalem with him with cries of joy: “Hosanna to the King, son of David!”. And practically from one day to the next, the same crowd is turned over and shouts with irrational rage, “Crucify him !”. A similar experience happened to Paul and Barnabas when they visited Greece and Turkey a few years later. Almost elevated to gods when they performed a few miracles there, they very quickly became a scandal for the Ephesians, who wanted to kill them. What happened in the meantime and why this sudden reversal?

Still in relation to this dream, I could have thought that it meant that I would have my own activity independently of my family. I've always liked, alongside the landscapes I travel through somewhat out of relational desperation, to take snapshots to feed memories. I entertained myself for a few years doing commercial photography to promote the family business and my work was appreciated. But that was another concession, a distraction from the real concerns which I was trying to stifle. I must admit that unlike the apostle Paul, I am able to live and work with people who will perhaps die tomorrow and who by their choices will have devoted themselves to an eternity deprived of hope, without this causing me an insurmountable problem of conscience. However, when my father spent his last moments on his hospital bed, I could not hold back my sobs at the thought of never seeing again the man who had proved so strong, who had taught me so many things, who had done so much for me, and whom I had assisted during his last years but I was not able to bring him to the new birth, even though he continued to follow the mass on television. May God's mercy fill our shortcomings. Did Jesus take hold of his spirit to carry him into his heaven anyway? I continue to hope so, even though Jesus is clear about it in his word. I was overcome with anxiety for a while after his death. People don't like talking about death and even less about hell and the devil. They want to party, drive fast cars and not hear about the possible consequences.

The mass is a strange ceremony. Dangerous elements like the Word of God are manipulated there in a clever alchemy of rites and concepts from ancient Egypt and Babylon. The priests who administer this preventive vaccine against the true faith also act as firefighters, ensuring they take control of any fires that break out. The divinity of Jesus Christ is recognized only to submit it to a higher authority, which behind the masks of the Queen of Heaven and the “fathers of the church”, turns out to be that of Lucifer.

But Jesus knew exactly what hell is. He talks about it several times while warning us. Hell was not designed to receive men, but to punish the angels who fueled the rebellion against God. Hell is such a terrible place that Jesus chose to forgive even those who crucified him, in order to give them a chance to escape it. According to him, there is only one way to ensure our eternity with God, and that is by being constantly filled with the Holy Spirit and truth. Because everything plays out during this life and the notion of purgatory is also a Catholic fantasy which finds its origin in Tartarus of Greek mythology. Jesus had a passion for saving his contemporaries, and that is why his anger against the imposter religious spirit was justified. This is how he did two things to awaken consciences, two unforgivable things. Just after entering Jerusalem as king, he came to a beautiful-looking fig tree, and when he found no fruit there, he cursed it and the fig tree withered. Some objected that it was not the season for figs. And right after that, he turned over the tables of the merchants in the temple. The barren fig tree represents a people of God or a church that is pretending. It sustains itself but does not produce fruit for the Kingdom of God, nor is able to transmit the supernatural riches of God to men. As for the merchants of the temple, they have diverted the gift of God to their advantage, since God came to dwell with men to enrich us with the free gift of his Holy Spirit. Just as Paul and Barnabas dismissed the Queen of Heaven of the Greeks and the Ephesians, the sacrilege of Jesus is to have overthrown the altar of Mamon, the god of money, and the seats of Baal, the patrician gods. This is why the religious spirit as much as the worldly spirit hates true Christians, because they lack the most elementary respect towards the god of this world by not submitting to his rules. They preach a generosity that only God's provision can fuel, and which is a sign of the coming kingdom and the condemnation of the present world and its policy of finitude. Because as we know, by condemning to death the only true son of God on the pretext that he enlarged the boundaries of man, this sick and controlled world has publicly shown its sinister face and condemned itself.


Sometimes God speaks to a child, but really, he wants to talk to the adults.

In the first book of Samuel, we read the story of the child Samuel who, following a promise she made, was placed by his mother with the priests to serve them. We shudder for the child, because these priests do not fear God. For a long time they have shown themselves unworthy of their priesthood. One night, God calls the young boy.

“The boy Samuel ministered before the Lord under Eli. In those days the word of the Lord was rare; there were not many visions. One night Eli, whose eyes were becoming so weak that he could barely see, was lying down in his usual place. The lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the house of the Lord, where the ark of God was. Then the Lord called Samuel. Samuel answered, “Here I am.” And he ran to Eli and said, “Here I am; you called me.” But Eli said, “I did not call; go back and lie down.” So he went and lay down. Again the Lord called, “Samuel!” And Samuel got up and went to Eli and said, “Here I am; you called me.” “My son,” Eli said, “I did not call; go back and lie down.” Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord: The word of the Lord had not yet been revealed to him”.   1 Samuel 3.

If you do not know it, you can read the rest of the story by clicking on the link. To sum up, God charges young Samuel with a message that is very difficult to deliver and which concerns his masters, the servants of the temple. The old priest had become almost blind and he was heavy, the text tells us. We guess that he feels a certain disarray, because the religious practice has fallen asleep and too many concessions have got the better of his integrity, in particular because of the actions of his sons whom he no longer has the strength to rebuke. The latter have an immoral conduct and they also take advantage of their function to stuff themselves thus scandalizing the few faithful still diligent in the temple. Their table has become a trap… Sadness and disenchantment have taken hold of the old priest's psyche. Once the strength and enthusiasm of their youth is gone, religious people are disillusioned people. They doubt even God. So they comfort each other by denigrating those who think or do otherwise, especially when people come to question them as was the case with Jesus. Their ears have been closed to the truth, and God must now speak to them through an innocent child. God sometimes uses unconventional ways to speak to us. One can think of the donkey of a certain Balaam, another priest whose ears needed to be pulled. The old priest will recognize himself in the warnings that God gives them through this kid. But this will not be enough to drive him to true repentance. Soon, he, his sons and the people of Israel will lose their achievements and the priesthood, and even their lives. Because even when they are convinced deep down, many people who have worked for a long time in religion – and the same thing happens in the fields of science and medicine – will not dare to admit that they now see things differently. And it’s heartbreaking because out of cowardice and pride – what the Bible calls the fear of men as opposed to the fear of God – they continue to stand in the way of the salvation of their families and those around them.

“What then? What the people of Israel sought so earnestly they did not obtain. Those chosen among them (for their faith in Messiah) did, but the others were hardened, as it is written: “God gave them a spirit of stupor, eyes that could not see and ears that could not hear, to this very day.” And David says: “May their table become a snare and a trap, a stumbling block and a retribution for them. May their eyes be darkened so they cannot see, and their backs be bent forever.” Again I ask: Did they stumble so as to fall beyond recovery? Not at all ! …” Romans 11: 7-11.


There is a rest for those who overcome the flesh.

As in understanding the Word of God, there are different layers in the meaning of dreams. Dreaming brings keys to understanding things in our present situation, but also in our future and even in the past. This dream that I had as a child and which highlights the loss of a family caught up in the pursuit of a utopia, sheds light on the serious and even terrible things that affect not just a family, but people of the whole earth. Because if we do not open our eyes to the issues that escape us because of the pursuit of chimeras, a pursuit in which we all indulge, we risk suffering a total loss. The world offers so many decoys and the devil puts bunnies in every hole to make sure that we lose sight of the goal, of the ultimate stake in our life. Disneyland was never a viable destination. Even Jesus had to overcome the temptation to build his own Disneyworld to be able to succeed in his mission. When he was led into the wilderness by the spirit to be tempted there, he had to overcome the temptation by fasting from everything except the word of God, which is the supreme weapon. For the devil was not long in approaching him. And after having tried to make him doubt the fact that he was still alive, on the justification of the use of miracles to relieve his own hunger, on his identity as a son of God and on the favorable time for his advent – without success, the devil used his going all. Having put on the mask of the Queen of Heaven, he proposed Jesus an alliance.

“The devil took him again to a very high mountain. There he showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their magnificence and said to him, I will give you all this power, and the glory of these kingdoms; for it has been given to me, and I give it to whom I will. So if you bow down to me, it will be all yours. Then Jesus said to him: Go away, Satan! For it is written: You shall worship the Lord your God and serve him alone." Matthew 4:10, Luke 4:6."

Satan was forced to leave Jesus alone, until a more favorable time, we are told. Because until the moment of his imprisonment, when Jesus returns to earth, Satan will never give up, and his game of temptation is up to the challenge. Satan had recognized who Jesus was and he had to bypass God's plan at all costs. And so, instead of waiting for God to put him in place, which would mean his own ousting, he was ready to concede him a supporting role in order to remain in power himself, and this supporting role would also have saved Jesus to have to go through the cross for the liberation of humanity. Satan knew that Jesus had all the qualities required to become an accomplished world leader. He could have failed in his royal mission by becoming a kind of prince before his time, not only over Israel, but the emperor of the world. If you can understand this, you can also understand what is at stake in your own destiny. Never negotiate a supporting role.

While waiting for the return of Jesus, God offers us a rest in the righteousness that Christ won for us by dying for us on the cross. But there will always be someone, pushed by I don't know what spirit of activism, to try to make us fall from this safe place. Because why wait forever for what we could get right now? You know that an evangelical movement has arisen recently with the ambition to bring renewal to the world. The intention seems good, but the reality is different. It is still a beautiful utopia, and it is unfortunately riddled with contributions from the New Age. Above all, we should learn to differentiate between renewal and true repentance, or all our efforts will be in vain. It is God – it is Jesus – who is the instigator and architect of the renewal of the world, and men are only his messengers.

How does Jesus save us? — By giving us his Holy Spirit.

I had thought of keeping this August column very short – without success – and I will add one more thing because it is important. What makes us fundamentally Christians? What does Jesus say? A story sheds light on this. One night, a holy man named Nicodemus came to find Jesus secretly. He was convinced that Jesus had been sent to them by God, but he wanted to ask him what was the essence of his message. Jesus answered him:

"Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is Spirit. Do not be surprised that I said to you: You must be born again. The wind blows where it wills, and you hear its sound; but you don't know where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit." Nicodemus then said to him: How can this be? Jesus answered him: You are the teacher of Israel, and you do not know these things!”.   John 3:5-10.

The drama that was unfolding in the time of Nicodemus within the Judaic faith is the same as that which is unfolding in the churches today. Like Nicodemus who thought he was an accomplished Jew, most Christians believe they are Christians. They have taken their catechism, gone through the sacraments, some pay their tithes and go to mass or worship on Sundays. But what Jesus is saying is that they are Christians of adhesion and of flesh, but they have not obtained the essential : They have not been renewed in their spirit and they do not even know that it exists. And Jesus is very clear about them : Those who are not born of water and the spirit cannot enter the Kingdom of God. It is not that God will exclude them from his kingdom, but they will simply not be able to enter it, because they are not of the same nature as Jesus. But the Kingdom of Jesus is at a level to which only those who have become his friends because they have received his promises can access. Religion has compartmentalized things so well that it lets us think that it is God who, on leaving the church, is going to put us in the elevator to heaven, and that Saint Peter is going to press the button that will take us on the right floor. The reality is more brutal because the elevator has no button and it is the angel of Hades who pilots it. Those who belong to Christ do not need an elevator since they are already in the Presence of Christ. This presence remains partly veiled from them as long as they are in their body, but Christ lives in them by his Holy Spirit and where Christ is, they will also be.

— Oh, but I'm Catholic. The Virgin Mary guards me and I have the certainty of having adhered to the only tradition which is approved by God. We have with us countless saints, the Queen of Heaven and all the riches established over centuries of tradition. If we were not in the truth, all the same, it would be known !

Well precisely : beware. Jesus invites us not to judge others so as not to play the devil's game and then be judged ourselves. But what should judge us is the Word of God, the Bible. If they were reading it for themselves, these traditional Christians would have a different background. They could understand that practicing ones religion before men is a trap, for God is not stingy of his warnings.

“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate, wide is the way that leads to perdition, and there are many who enter through it. But narrow is the gate, narrow is the way that leads to life, and few find them. Beware of false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inside they are ravenous wolves”.  Matthew 7: 13-15.

We sometimes quote this word that Mary said to the servants on the occasion of the miracle of the water changed into wine: “Do all that he tells you”. And this is where superficial Christians deceive themselves because they are not doing what Jesus told us to do. They don't seek the new birth, but are content with an old-fashioned religion. Jesus says in Luke 6: 46, “Why do you call me Lord, Lord! and don't you do what I say?”. He cites as an example a man who built his house on sand. The word of God heard and not digested and put into practice remains sand, for the cement of obedience is missing. Unable to resist, this man will finally be brought down by circumstances. Mary the mother of Jesus had made a vow to be the handmaid of the Lord. However, she had to convert at some point. We are told that she was one of the disciples who came together after Jesus' resurrection and ascension into heaven, and received the purifying fire of the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues. Mary, obviously, was “born again” along with some of Jesus' brothers. She was born of the Spirit of her son after giving flesh to the Son of God.

But Jesus might want to say to Christians who haven't gotten the gist of his message what he says to the church at Sardis in the book of Revelation chapter 3 :

“So, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spit you out of my mouth. Because you say: I am rich, I have become rich, and I need nothing, and because you do not know that you are unhappy, miserable, poor, blind and naked, I advise you to buy gold tried in the fire, that you may become rich, and white garments, that you may be clothed and the shame of your nakedness not appear, and eye drops to anoint your eyes, that you may see.

On the day of Pentecost, the Spirit descended on those men who had prepared to receive it. Those who received it felt filled with new spiritual life. Carried by this presence, they came out of their walls and set off on the paths and on the roads, bearing witness and living henceforth from what this presence offered them. How does Jesus come to dwell in us today? Should I rub shoulders with Christians who will communicate this inner fire and this Presence to me? It is a possibility…

“After they had been severely flogged, they were thrown into prison, and the jailer was commanded to guard them carefully. When he received these orders, he put them in the inner cell and fastened their feet in the stocks. About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose. The jailer woke up, and when he saw the prison doors open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself because he thought the prisoners had escaped. But Paul shouted, “Don’t harm yourself! We are all here!” The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas. He then brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.” Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all the others in his house. At that hour of the night the jailer took them and washed their wounds; then immediately he and all his household were baptized. The jailer brought them into his house and set a meal before them; he was filled with joy because he had come to believe in God—he and his whole household”.   Acts 16: 23-34.

But above all, Jesus gives himself to us through the word he gave us in the Gospels. The world is crowded with deceiving spirits and without the support of this word, our spiritual experiences will very quickly degenerate into mystical bewilderment. I assure you that there is a real jungle away from the path. What must I do to be saved? You must receive the Lord Jesus, like the others. Receive him not in a weekly communion rite at church, receive him not just in your house, or in your head, but in your heart and in your spirit. Jesus wants to become part of you. He wants to communicate his nature, his thoughts and his life to you, and only then will you be saved.

— Oh, I am a Christian, but I live in this concrete world, among men, and I have to work to live. I thank God for all the things he lets me have. All right, we do indeed have the things of the world that are there to serve our growth and our interests. But John says, in 1 John 2:15:

“Love not the world, nor the things that are in the world. If someone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, does not come from the Father, but comes from the world”.

And in 1 Corinthians 7, Paul gives us some sound advice on whether to settle in this world by doing business, by getting married and starting a family for example. He says there's nothing wrong with having a spouse to share your life with. But from his own experience, he advises to stay as one is to have free rein. He says that the concerns of this life should not overburden and overwhelm us. His advice is for those who have decided to invest themselves in the communication of the Gospel.

“What I mean, brothers and sisters, is that the time is short. From now on those who have wives should live as if they do not; those who mourn, as if they did not; those who are happy, as if they were not; those who buy something, as if it were not theirs to keep; those who use the things of the world, as if not engrossed in them. For this world in its present form is passing away. I would like you to be free from concern.   1 Corinthians 7: 29-32.

And Jesus reminds us that if God is with us, we shouldn't worry too much about tomorrow.

hen Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest? “Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you—you of little faith! And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them. But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well. “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Watchfulness “Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning, like servants waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for him. It will be good for those servants whose master finds them watching when he comes. Truly I tell you, he will dress himself to serve, will have them recline at the table and will come and wait on them.   Luke 12: 22-37.

Among all that constitutes our reality, the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the only thing that is solid and unchanging. His coming Kingdom is the ultimate reality, everything else is transitory and is really only illusion! Jesus said:

“I gave them your word; and the world hated them, because they are not of the world, as I am not of the world. I do not ask you to remove them from the world, but to preserve them from evil. They are not of the world, as I am not of the world”.   John 17:14-16.

“Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away”.   Matthew 24: 35.

“Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law”. Romans 13: 8.

“Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words”.   1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18.





Vlad Savchuk — How To Become Spiritually Stronger By Praying In Tongues

In this month's sharing, I emphasized the need to be a born-again Christian. One of the gifts given to us by the new birth is speaking in tongues. This gift will help us to subdue our souls and become who we are meant to be in Christ. This will make our prayer life more effective. Christians who are led by the Spirit rely on this practice.

Catholics Come to Christ After Hearing This

One thing has been responsible for bringing a lot of Catholics to a genuine faith in Christ recently. In this video, Ray Comfort, Emeal (“E.Z.”) Zwayne, and Mark Spence explain in great detail the issues with Catholic doctrine and why so many Catholics decide to become born again.

Watch Truth make its Way to her Heart – Very Moving interview from Living Waters

There will be joy in Heaven for every heart that finds its way back to Truth and to God, said Jesus.



A Reminder : Marriage between a man and a woman is based on the same model as our own relationship with God.


Marriage Is Like A Garden

In the beginning, God created marriage. But today, in our culture, marriages are under attack. The culture has deconstructed the principles of a true godly relationship. The marital union must be maintained like a garden. You have to sow, plant, pull weeds and sometimes kill the snakes.

How to overcome Lust, for Christians

Why and how to overcome pornography addiction, masturbation and fornication.

Sexual Purity In Relationships

Purity is being without mixture. Purity is who you are after the temptation, not before. Purity is the path to the palace. Purity is the path upon which relationships travel. Purity will cost you, but so will compromise. Purity is not passive but aggressive.
After the Intro, Vlad and Lana Savchuk discuss on their relationship from 4:54

How to Walk in SEXUAL PURITY (For Singles and Married)

Purity is not only for those who are not married but also for those who are married. Virginity is till marriage but purity is for life.

The Spiritual Battle for Your Marriage

Generational curses, Addictions, Spiritual spouses, Abuse and trauma, Soul ties, Spells or psychic manipulation are some of the topics approached in this needed teaching.

4 Ways to Overcome SEXUAL LUST

“A prince will always lose his place if he becomes a prisoner of his passion”. Vlad Savchuk shares great hinsight on obsessive love from the story of Amnon, son of David.

In this other stream, four pastors come together to share on their own battle against lust. It is a major issue which can cost you eternity.

Hello Divorce — When you Have to flee an Abusive Relationship

Many conflicted marriages result in exceptional marriages once the logic is changed. But sometimes things aren't supposed to get better and you need to take control of your life. One of their collaborators offered me to put a link to Hello Divorce, which means that at least one person in the world reads these chronicles. Hello Divorce will help you work things out by mutual agreement while ensuring that your divorce will not be an insurmountable expense.



This Month's resources


Amir Tsarfati — The Hope of Israel

From its institution as a nation, the hope of Israel was never found within the people themselves. The foundation of their hope was – and is to this day – sourced in their God. But when the Bible speaks of the hope of Israel, who or what is it referring to? Join Amir as he takes a journey through the Scriptures to identify the hope of Israel past, present, and future. Along the way, you'll discover that this hope not only applies to Israel, but to the whole world. Who is Yeshua Hamashiach really?


Man shall not live from bread alone…

The Word of God is food for our spirit, this part of us which we inherited from God. Why not start your journey today? You can either read it, and it is by far the best way of approaching a personal God through his word. Or if this suits you better, you can also listen to a reading of the Bible.

The Bible Hub
Reading and studying the Bible for yourself is very rewarding.





The thought of the month — July 2023

It's one to midnight, so read your Bible!   – A meditation around Isaiah 40.

You are not forgotten.

Why do you complain, Jacob? Why do you say, Israel, “My way is hidden from the Lord; my cause is disregarded by my God”? Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. Isaiah 40: 27-28.

In these times and with the uncertainties hovering over the world in this climate of a new potentially devastating world war, many people would like to be able to hear the voice of God, so that he tells them to begin with, who they are, and where they are going, and in order to be reassured about the future that awaits them. The psychics are not about to close their alcoves, even if they trade in self-fulfilling nonsense. Christians do not escape this very risky quest for information. Each time a video on Youtube mentions the word “prophetic”, it meets an instant success, and unfortunately often wrongly. From time immemorial, the God of the Hebrews has revealed himself as the God who speaks to his people.

“Now, Israel, hear the decrees and laws I am about to teach you. Follow them so that you may live and may go in and take possession of the land the Lord, the God of your ancestors, is giving you. Do not add to what I command you and do not subtract from it, but keep the commands of the Lord your God that I give you.” Deuteronomy 4: 1-3


Our God has many things to tell us but his message is simple.

Because, unlike the silent idols of other peoples, the God of Abraham, Moses and David has always made it his mission to instruct his people, and he has done so through the history of a family whose the journey is now compiled with all the details that may interest us in this masterful work that we call the Bible. The Bible teaches us that we must accept the notion of conditional happiness. Our long-term prosperity is directly linked to our obedience to the precepts set forth by God. This is not about being legalistic, because our justification comes from faith in God and not from our works, as explained in Romans 4. But God created the world on both physical and spiritual laws. However, to have faith in God is to add faith to his promises, as opposed to having faith in what we observe or in what the world tells us or in its predictions. The Bible is full of teachings at every level. Jesus validated the Scriptures by repeatedly quoting them, saying that the Scriptures foretold His coming and speak of Him, and He sealed the book of revelation in Revelation 22:18:

“I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this scroll: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to that person the plagues described in this scroll. And if anyone takes words away from this scroll of prophecy, God will take away from that person any share in the tree of life and in the Holy City, which are described in this scroll.”

But today, with all the scientific advances and increased knowledge, is the Bible no longer enough for us, and do we really need to hear new things? The many evangelical sects that flourished in the past century have taught us that error is not the prerogative of the Mormons and the Jehovah's Witnesses. … (Click to read more).

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Recently, a whole section of evangelical Christianity has fallen by following those who are now considered the new apostles. Broadly, their motto is : “We must win the world for Jesus”, with the key being the domination of Christians over culture and over all the important aspects of society – their now famous "seven mountains", in reference perhaps to the seven hills of Rome or of the Roman empire –, a political conquest which once achieved, will signify the reign of Jesus on earth. This understanding can be attractive, because it ignores the idea of an end of the world but ensures a smooth transition between the reign of Satan and that of Christ Jesus. The approach is not unlike, at another time and in other circumstances, that of the Jesuits of sinister memory, and more recently, that of Scientology which tried to infiltrate media and political circles. They refuse violence, however, but rather engage in psychological and emotional warfare, carried by the music of Bethel and Hillsong. Let's wish them good luck in their conquests, even if they face great disappointment as we will see later.

When his disciples asked Jesus for some advice on how to approach the end times, Jesus began by telling them: “Listen, be very careful that no one leads you astray”. Jesus indeed knew that our common enemy is a master in the art of mystification. The devil has rubbed shoulders with hundreds of generations of men, and for him it is a game, cruel of course, but it is his pleasure to want to destroy men by misleading them in every way imaginable. The Bible says he prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Don't worry, a child can resist him if he stays in the truth. The Bible is full of warnings about his tricks and the recovery that takes place first and foremost through religion.

• “Take care that no one misleads you”. Jesus in Matthew 24: 4 and Mark 13: 5.
• “Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices justice is just, as he himself is just. He who sins is of the devil, because the devil sins from the beginning. The Son of God appeared in order to destroy the works of the devil”. John in 1 John 3: 7.
• “I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed.” Galatians 1: 6-8.
• "In connection with the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our reunion with him, we pray you, brethren, that you will not be easily shaken in your common sense, and that you will not be disturbed, either by any inspiration, either by some word, or by some letter that seems to come from us, as if the day of the Lord had already arrived. Let no one deceive you in any way; for the apostasy must have happened before, and the man of sin must have appeared, the son of perdition, the adversary who exalts himself above all that is called God or what one adores, even sitting down in the temple of God, proclaiming himself God”. Paul in 2 Thessalonians 2: 1-4.
• “Let no one deceive you with empty talk; for it is because of these things that the wrath of God comes upon the children of disobedience”. Paul in Ephesians 5:6
• "I'm coming soon. Hold back what you have, so that no one takes your crown”. Jesus in Revelation 3: 11.


In 2 Corinthians 4: 3-4, Paul says:

“And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.”

The criticism that can be made of religions as a whole is that they deal on the intellectual level with questions that are of a spiritual order. When Jehovah's Witnesses approach you to try to win you over to their way of seeing things, they will subject you to a whole intellectual argument, much like I do on this page, except that they will not let you read the biblical context on which their words should be based. They will use a verse here and there, and usually out of context. Their Bible has also been subtly modified from the accepted versions in order to support their argument. Yet the Bible is a perfectly coherent whole and it does not need to be falsified to remain credible. It is our understanding that must reach its level. One cannot, as many Catholics do, say that one believes in the New Testament, but that the Old has no place. That would be like saying you got a nice car, but you don't need its engine anymore and just go downhill. It's living in the attic and the annex that we built in the castle but abandoning the main floor. To say that we accept that God is nice but that we refuse to believe that he will punish anyone is to believe that we are more just than he is, and that is rebellion. The Word is the Spirit of God, and the Spirit is the Word. In 1 Corinthians 2: 14, Paul says:

“But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.”

Paul also says at the beginning of this chapter that he came to them (the Corinthians) in weakness and trembling, “that his word and his preaching should not be in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power”. This is the register where the true gospel of Christ lies: in a demonstration of power to heal, to set free, to convince people by communicating to them this inner Presence, so that these signs serve as proof to them that God indeed dwells among men, which is the meaning of the name Emmanuel.

“The mystery hidden from all times and in all ages, but revealed now to his saints, to whom God willed to make known what is the glorious richness of this mystery among the Gentiles, namely: Christ in you, the hope of glory”. Colossians 1: 26-27.


So what gospel should we embrace and pass on?

Evangelism is essential, and it is urgent to bring the true message of Jesus Christ to the world, as long as we have the possibility. For the night is coming, says Jesus, when no one will be able to work. But let us be careful not to be caught up in a fad or simply taken over by religion. Men and women who feel drawn to the Truth in the person of Christ must understand that they are embarking on a trapped journey. John Bunyan once wrote the famous short story "The Pilgrim's Progress." It has been read by countless people, including Queen Elizabeth II who says she was greatly inspired by it. This fictional story relates the adventures of a young Christian on his way to New Jerusalem. He navigates between inspiring and authentic encounters, and those that arise on his journey like traps and that he must learn to identify. Among these traps are a number of false virtues from which he must extricate himself with great difficulty. The main lesson I took away from the story at the time I read it was that there is no highway to God – but you would have guessed that. On the other hand, what was for me much more painful to notice are the solicitation that many churches practise. They no longer lead people to Jesus, but dangle them to other fatherhoods, other Jerusalems, other adoptive mothers. The devil is a thief said Jesus, and what he is taking away are human beings. A film is currently causing a great controversy in the United States, which highlights the trafficking of human beings and denounces the networks which kidnap, mainly children but also young women, to deliver them to people in prey to all kinds of torments, so that they use them as kind of punching bags or scapegoats. Stalkers and beaters are trained to make themselves attractive to captivate children in order to withdraw them from their parent's attention until a gang makes them disappear.

Attacking those who are weaker is a turn of mind that affects us all to some degree. Dolorism has nothing to do with Christian virtues. It is to think that Christ suffered for himself. It is to imagine gaining a right to heaven by one's own virtue. Seeking to soften the torments of our condition as sinners by attacking the weakest, or simply by enjoying such a spectacle, is one of the many ways we have to sublimate the suffering that indwells us. Why are these television productions designed to alienate children and young people from the relative safety of a family circle tolerated? What are we looking at? Are we free from this hypnotic fascination that the suffering of others can generate? What does pornography represent if not an unconscious pleasure in seeing the daughter of another man and a woman suffer, themselves no doubt consumed by torment. Why do people take one or more pets? A lesser evil compared to the spectacle of exasperated parents and hysterical young children. From kindergarten, children are violated in their conscience by unnatural teachings. Then they will be forced to learn that man is an evolved ape who created himself and who therefore has the inalienable right to dispose of the lives he gives birth to. Mobbing has become one of the main causes of absenteeism at work. Health care is the new substitute for religion, with its churches, followers and inquisition. We are now under the tyranny of the Woke and LGBT movements which have managed to subvert many people's common sense to the point where journalists will routinely accuse those who uphold a semblance of truth of being "venom spitting haters". This movement of values inversion, which affects society as a whole, does not spare the churches. Many have adopted a liberal theology which even proposes to produce a new version of the Bible, expurgated of all its "contradictions", in order to accommodate each divergent view, a Bible also enriched by the experience of other religions.

“Help, Lord, for no one is faithful anymore; those who are loyal have vanished from the human race. Everyone lies to their neighbour; they flatter with their lips but harbour deception in their hearts. May the Lord silence all flattering lips and every boastful tongue— those who say, “By our tongues we will prevail; our own lips will defend us—who is lord over us?” “Because the poor are plundered and the needy groan, I will now arise,” says the Lord. “I will protect them from those who malign them.” And the words of the Lord are flawless, like silver purified in a crucible, like gold[c] refined seven times. You, Lord, will keep the needy safe and will protect us forever from the wicked, who freely strut about when what is vile is honoured by the human race”.  Psalm 12.

This is why we must learn the principles of the Kingdom of God now and apply them on a personal level, and not wait for the world to change, because it will not change globally or yes it will but not for the better. These are individuals who are saved. We will all have to confront our God sooner or later, and we have everything to gain by taking the initiative. Because the reign of Satan is now, and none of us completely escapes his influence. Addicts to Netflix productions are not the only ones to be under his control. The brave grandmother who gets her information from the television news and who religiously watches the Catholic channel... If you do not believe that the Bible is the only source of truth in this world, you are captive to the schemes of the devil. But "my kingdom is not of this world" said Jesus. His Kingdom is not applicable to this world by a simple update. As it happened in the time of Noah, Jesus tells us, the world is doomed. It will have to undergo a “big cleaning”, a formatting, before being rebuilt on entirely new bases. And this is where the theology of the New Apostolic Reformation comes up against an impossibility. If we refer to chapter 17 of the Book of Revelation which mentions seven mountains which are also seven kings, but in reality ten, of which most have been and two are still to come, we read what seems a priori to be the rebirth of the Roman Empire, which many scholars equate with the founding of Europe. This political revival will be followed by another government which may be that of the Antichrist – a very short but an absolutely terrible period. Eventually we come to that other kingdom which is said to have no end. It is hope that carries Christians : the reign of Christ on earth. However, it is not suggested that Christians will establish this reign by being themselves established in the world. On the contrary, the Bible suggest that remaining Christians and Jews will be fought and overcome during the period of the Antichrist.

It was given power to wage war against God’s holy people and to conquer them. And it was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation. All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast—all whose names have not been written in the Lamb’s book of life, the Lamb who was slain from the creation of the world”. Revelation 13: 7-8, (Daniel 7: 21).

The only hope left to us is that of this sudden "rapture" announced by Jesus and the apostles, before this period. Because the Bible says that believers converted to Christ are not destined to suffer the wrath that comes. But then it says in verses 12 to 14 of Revelation 17:

“The ten horns you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but who for one hour will receive authority as kings along with the beast. They have one purpose and will give their power and authority to the beast. They will wage war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will triumph over them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings—and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.

For it is indeed the Lamb who will overcome the enemies of God. But he will only do it when they are going to attack him head-on. Let us remember that Satan made a first monumental error by nailing Jesus to the cross. This blunder cost him the legitimacy of the domination he exercised over men by means of our guilt. It is written that the Antichrist will go so far as to sit in the temple of God and proclaim himself "god". This will be his second fatal error, and it is the sign that the angels in heaven have been waiting for two thousand seven hundred years, when the prophecy of Daniel 11: 31 was written, a prophecy underlined in red by Jesus in Matthew 24: 15 and Mark 13: 14. Then an unimaginable thing will happen: the Lamb will come down from heaven in all his glory, accompanied by a multitude of men and women having put on their glorified and immortal bodies. God does not know conventions and political correctness and I would be tempted to laugh to myself thinking of the terror of evil men who take pleasure in distorting his creation, and that of their new Hitler who in full coronation, when he will be seen live on all the televisions of the world, signing in this odious act of presumption the definitive victory of Satan over the God of Creation, will pass in a second from the state of adored world leader to that of a pinch of ashes carried away by an air blow, at the same time that all the machinations of the wicked fomented throughout history will disappear in smoke. But that would be to ignore the millions of victims that Satan has made over the centuries and until this recent period.

“Then the glory of the Lord will be revealed, and all people will see it together. The Lord has spoken!” A voice said, “Shout!” I asked, “What should I shout?” “Shout that people are like the grass. Their beauty fades as quickly as the flowers in a field. The grass withers and the flowers fade beneath the breath of the Lord. And so it is with people. The grass withers and the flowers fade, but the word of our God stands forever.”   Isaiah 40: 5-8.


The Revival : It's of no use to exchange roles or reverse the priorities.

“Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her hard service has been completed, that her sin has been paid for, that she has received from the Lord’s hand double for all her sins. A voice of one calling: “In the wilderness prepare the way for the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain”.  Isaiah 40: 1-4.

Why are the things of God being prepared in the wilderness, and not in the great established churches or in the public square? Why is God's love not widely shared, for example through television? We find an element of answer in chapter 2 of the book of Hosea. After having reproached his wife for having been with all her lovers, after having let her reap the fruits of her pride and of her disordered passions, and after having turned his back on her until she became aware of her bad behavior, God rehabilitates her and offers her complete redemption. But he wishes to test her sincerity, and for that, he leads her to the wilderness or in other words, he separates her from her circle of friends, from her comforts and from her habits. Jesus said that we should not throw our pearls before swines, lest they trample on them and then attack us. Taken as a group, we tend to behave like pigs with regard to the hand that God extends to us. So he separates us and takes us aside to have a long conversation with us. How long are we willing to stay with him before returning to our infidelities? Jesus does not want to spend eternity with servants, that is, with religious people who do things out of duty while minding their own business. But he wants to surround himself with sincere friends. A person who is precious to me recently reminded me that I too can easily become superficial and make certain things like simple formalities. If we don't put all our sincerity in the service of Jesus, the things we do for others will not have meaning for them. Anything short of conviction is sin, the Bible tells us. If I don't have love, what I do for others is of absolutely no profit to me, says Paul. If we don't love God and our neighbor with all our heart, we are holding back the fundamental thing that our neighbor is waiting for. Because God is love and we are his arms.

“Therefore I am now going to allure her; I will lead her into the wilderness and speak tenderly to her. There I will give her back her vineyards, and will make the Valley of Achor a door of hope. There she will respond as in the days of her youth, as in the day she came up out of Egypt. “In that day,” declares the Lord, “you will call me ‘my husband’; you will no longer call me ‘my master I will remove the names of the Baals from her lips; no longer will their names be invoked. In that day I will make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field, the birds in the sky and the creatures that move along the ground. Bow and sword and battle I will abolish from the land, so that all may lie down in safety. I will betroth you to me forever; I will betroth you in righteousness and justice, in love and compassion. I will betroth you in faithfulness, and you will acknowledge the Lord”.   Hosea 2: 14-21.


The Gospel is offered to the world as a way out.

It is not for nothing that it is called : the Gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ. This salvation is of the same nature as the ark which saved Noah and his family, as well as the animals of the earth, from a destruction which surprised all who were not prepared for it. God loves us and he wants to spare us. Jesus said :

“All who have come before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep have not listened to them. I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pastures. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”  John 10: 8-10.

He also says: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field. It is the smallest of all seeds; but, when it has grown, it is taller than the vegetables and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the sky come to dwell in its branches”. The Greek words for “come to dwell” suggest moving from one place to another. For a time, we might need this providential refuge above the vegetables.

The Book of Revelation tells in detail what the world will have to go through during the "judgment of the gods". Let us remember what happened in Babel which is ancient Babylon, after men decided to come together “to make a name for themselves”. These days, many church businesses that claim to be Christian are driven by human concerns. Does God really need us to build him a house here on earth? Does he need an ecumenism? The Heaven of Heavens cannot contain him and the earth is his footstool, the Bible tells us. Coming together to worship God in spirit and in truth is a good and worthy thing, but seeking a so-called "Atmosphere of Glory" can quickly become unreasonable and constitute a form of idolatry. Several movements have been drawn into a quest for signs instead of a quest for the Truth. Wouldn't this just be another form of recuperation of Christians into the worship of the Queen of Heaven? Some, religiously serve religion while others are worshipers of worship. All these things will wither and disappear under the breath of God and only the fruit of his word will remain. The earth is going to be entirely sifted or threshed, Jesus tells us. The chaff will be carried away by the wind and only the good grain will remain, which will be reaped. This judgment is to preserve those who will be hidden in the new ark, which is Christ Jesus. Whereas in the mind of the "new apostles" revival will be brought to the world by men, and the return of Jesus will follow, in the mind of God, God is looking for men whose hearts are prepared and contrite so that they take it to heart to warn others by announcing his plan of salvation. But worldwide renewal will follow the return of Jesus to earth. Paul said to Timothy:

«You, however, know all about my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance, persecutions, sufferings—what kinds of things happened to me in Antioch, Iconium and Lystra, the persecutions I endured. Yet the Lord rescued me from all of them. In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evildoers and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work».   2 Timothy 3: 10-17

Jesus told his disciples that the servant is not greater than his master. If they crucified the master, can we legitimately think that they will now establish his servants at the head of their affairs? And if they establish them, will these servants still be servants of Christ, or will they have become servants of the world? This duality reminds us of the bargain offered to Jesus when he was tempted by the devil in the wilderness. The problem with these sectarian movements, and when I say sectarian I mean: deviating from the truth, because Christianity began as a sect of Judaism if you want to call it that, is that they contribute to a false image of Christianity and therefore, of Christ himself and his plan for the world. Yet the movement in question seeks precisely to promote a living and conquering Christianity, integrated into the world and into culture. It is mainly aimed at young people. But what is the reality? You know the signs that Jesus established that allow you to recognize those who obey him. Now when you observe the movement from within as it was given to me for three years, you realize that the Spirit of Jesus is no more there than elsewhere. At most, you encounter above-average conviction and enthusiasm, but which seem forced. This climate will favor spiritual demonstrations. The Christians of the new apostolic reformation say: we want to receive more from God! We want to go to Redding in Bill Johnson's church to receive a “spiritual anointing”. We want to be “activated” so that we can work miracles. The attitude is dangerous, because it opens to all excesses.


About the Bethel experience : Beware of the wrong kind of fire ! Leviticus 10:1

Whereas in the Bible, it is God who tells us: “I want to receive more of you! I would like you to really walk with me, because then everything that is mine will also be yours”. We do not have faith in a gift, in an anointing, in a blessing, in the spiritual mantle that has been passed on to us by the apostle of our congregation or that we have "sucked up" from the grave of a deceased preacher as it is the custom of some, but our faith is in God. At their special meetings at the mother church in California, where the young people are supposed to receive their "baptism of fire", they are seen tossed about and behaved like animals, under the influence of real gurus. These spiritual manifestations are part of a demonic drift towards the spirits of the New Age. The influence is exercised to varying degrees in the communities that claim to belong to the movement, and some have managed to keep a certain distance from these practices. But should we not warn young people who are looking for an authentic experience with the Holy Spirit? Among those who have received this "anointing of Bethel", many complain afterwards that they are no longer themselves and have no rest. To rub shoulders with them, and see them constantly jump and contort is pitiful. In fact, there is great confusion within the movement itself, but those who dare to speak out are asked to leave.


Does God speak to us ?

In reality, God has already made available to us everything that contributes to living a powerful Christianity. But we need to be renewed in our understanding so that we grasp what are the nature and the prerogatives of this new man whom we must put on. If we want to serve God, we must seek him, get to know him by reading and studying the Bible, listening to the right messages and praying. It is we who enter into a new identity through obedience to faith. The same goes for acts of faith. When we are in Christ, ie in this position that Christ acquired us in the spiritual realm, then all the promises of the Bible become yes and amen. We just have to focus on the healing and call on the reality we see in the spirit, to get it. Where personal development and Christianity diverge decisively is obviously in the communion with God. Moreover, when you tell a person who has tried personal development that the God who accompanies you is a person who has feelings and who speaks to you, the person generally remains bewildered. Of course, Jesus does not often speak to us as if he were a friend, unless we are really buddy with him like Moses, or like Crocodile Dundee according to his own words. However, if we are ready to obey his suggestions without "dropping them", the Spirit who accompanies us will certainly speak to us. This is why Paul says, "Grieve not the Spirit." God gives us his Holy Spirit and we therefore have “the mind of Christ”. This thought is based on the word of God, which the Spirit reminds us of each time it is applicable. Hence the importance of reading it regularly, because the Bible is also the criterion by which we discern whether this word truly comes from God. God will never contradict the rules he has set out in the Bible. The Spirit of Jesus is also the spirit of prophecy. The spirit must remain subjected to the prophets and by the way, the prophets that are from God don't lead you by their words but they confirm what the Lord already showed or told you.

“And I will pray to the Father, and he will give you another Counselor, that he may dwell with you forever, the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows not; but you know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans, I will come to you”.   John 14: 16-18

The Spirit of Jesus within us is not silent, but we must both release that word and keep it in subjection to the spirit. This spirit guides us, instructs us, warns us, protects us, and He edifies.

“Seek charity. Also aspire to spiritual gifts, but especially to that of prophecy. … He who prophesies, speaks to men, edifies them, exhorts them, consoles them”. 1 Corinthians 14: 13

“May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the communication of the Holy Spirit be with you all”.   2 Corinthians 2: 13

In reality, God has a thousand and one ways of speaking to us. He prepares us through dreams, through the interactions we have with others. He can use everything in the world and around us to communicate his thoughts to us, even the television news, as long as we can interpret things in the right manner, because the devil does the same.


Let's not settle for an adulterated gospel.

“He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion. But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.”    Isaiah 40: 29-31.

The New Age precisely. Are these things actually new as their name suggests? If you talk about healing, about spirituality, with “open” people, you will be welcomed, at least at first. Almost everyone is interested in holistic health, well-being and personal development, and therefore in God. But if you have had an authentic experience, you will understand that the word God does not have the same meaning for everyone. God as vital energy, yes! God as beauty, peace and serenity, absolutely! God as the power of our will and the projection of our positive thinking, certainly since it is the basis of personal development. God as a protective entity, Our Lady of Lourdes, Fatima, Guadalupe, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Black or White Virgin, from here or elsewhere, why not ! Anything that contributes to a caring environment without requiring our full adherence and conversion is considered welcome. There is a word to describe this synergy of sources and means : syncretism. It is a gathering of disparate doctrines occurring within the framework of religion or esotericism. Syncretism is the result of the integration of environmental pressures on the initial doctrine. Basically, it's allowing all the influences to come together in order to please everyone.

And this is precisely what happened in the 5th century, when, under the pressure of a certain number of faithful who were also worshipers of Cybele and Isis, Catholicism integrated the cult of the Virgin, and this cult has quickly become a fundamental and unavoidable aspect of Catholicism. Marian worship has now supplanted the knowledge of Christ in the minds of many believers. Where do errors and scandals come from? Catholics do not read the Bible but they defer to the decisions of their clergy. If they read the Scriptures, they would know what God – what Jesus – thinks of syncretism, and they would also know where the cult of the Virgin has its origins. They would know that Satan disguises himself as an angel of light to approach simple people and sow a seed which, once buried in the soil of the ignorance of the people, will produce an ineradicable tree. They would know that Satan works miracles, and they would know that the Antichrist, whose kingdom is coming, will do very great wonders by the power of Satan, to captivate his audience.

Did Jesus say that his gospel would be preached to the ends of the earth and “then his kingdom will be manifest”? Did he ask us to integrate all the cultures and religions of the world into his doctrine to achieve the reign of God on earth? Will the wicked have sudden enlightenment and pledge allegiance to God? Will the devil himself become the chief minister of Jesus Christ? You see how far one must push this reasoning. Because in reality, this is not at all what God envisions for the world. In the Gospel, I read rather that it is written: “This good news of the kingdom will be preached in all the world, as a testimony to all nations. Then will come the end”. He says elsewhere that “The men of Nineveh shall arise in the day of judgment with this generation and condemn it, because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and behold, there is here more than Jonas”. What Jesus means by this is that when all the nations and peoples of the world have been able to hear the message of the Gospel, thus having had the possibility of accepting Christ the Savior or of rejecting him, then a fair judgment may take place. The judgment of this world is the judgment of the nations, with regard to their position in relation to the love of neighbor, and it is the end of the system or the "cosmos" governed by Satan, which for the moment remains, by the will of the peoples, the "prince of this world of darkness".

What the pope preaches on the one hand, and these new evangelical apostles on the other hand, is a very different message. Would Jesus' thought have evolved since he was teaching the crowds and would we have received new information that makes the Bible and the teaching of the apostles obsolete? Or are we prey to seducing spirits who, by wanting to deviate the Gospel from its axis which is the cross, seek to make it miss its target? The venture would not be new, as this tactic has been used repeatedly and successfully in the past.

Why we all benefit from wanting to let God speak to us.

“I heard an unknown voice say, “Now I will take the load from your shoulders; I will free your hands from their heavy tasks. You cried to me in trouble, and I saved you; I answered out of the thundercloud and tested your faith when there was no water at Meribah. “Listen to me, O my people, while I give you stern warnings. O Israel, if you would only listen to me! You must never have a foreign god; you must not bow down before a false god. For it was I, the Lord your God, who rescued you from the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it with good things. “But no, my people wouldn’t listen. Israel did not want me around. So I let them follow their own stubborn desires, living according to their own ideas. Oh, that my people would listen to me! Oh, that Israel would follow me, walking in my paths! How quickly I would then subdue their enemies! How soon my hands would be upon their foes! Those who hate the Lord would cringe before him; they would be doomed forever. But I would feed you with the finest wheat. I would satisfy you with wild honey from the rock.”. Psalm 81.

The great misfortune which seems to be the fatality of Israel but also that of Christians, is that we do not listen to God speaking to us in the Bible. We prefer to turn to other voices, voices that come out of nowhere, to hear fables and inventions – a propensity that is not new since Eve already demonstrated it in the Garden of Eden. God's heart is really sick, and we understand that. Why does our God turn out to be a God jealous of our obedience and in reality an exclusive God? Can't there be many paths leading to him, many approaches and many Christs? Observing the society and people around me, at least those who mention the word God in their talks, a word comes to mind: inconsistency. The dictionary of synonyms defines it as: absurdity, confusion, contradiction, unreason, fantasy, ignorance, illogicality, imprudence, inattention, incoherence, unconsciousness, thoughtlessness, levity. The attitude of most people towards God is unfortunately characterized by this inconsistency, and if I push the reasoning a little bit, I must admit that from a certain level the term also applies to my attitude towards what I believe, so fear not: we are in good company. But why do we behave inconsequently towards God, and what could be the consequences for us of our recklessness and I would say perhaps: of our lack of love and passion for our Creator? Why does God remain in most people's minds a harsh and demanding master? Is it not because we are torn between our consecration to God and our attraction to the world?

Do you even know who you are?

We do not always realize that we are the stake of a fierce struggle. This world is extraordinary in a way, and it has something to fascinate us. And if God asks us not to love the things that are in the world, it is so that we no longer behave like willing hostages of a seditious and illegitimate spiritual government, which to protect itself from the judgment of God uses us like a human shield. The whole teaching of the Bible is based on this: revealing to us our true identity which is not a priori that of a man or a woman, an American, Swiss, French, Indian or African, nor that of an entrepreneur or a simple worker. Nor is our identity that of a Catholic or an Evangelical, or even that of a Christian. The identity in which God places us is that of Sons of God, regardless of our gender and our social, religious or cultural background. God places at the disposal of each one, all the inheritance brought by Jesus Christ. Jesus told his disciples: “If you believe in me, you will also do the things that I do, and you will do even greater things, because I am going to the Father”. In other words: you will heal the sick, you will cast out demons and restore people to their wholeness, loving them with all your heart. You will do for others whatever you would like to be done for you, for that is what the law is all about and what the prophets brought. And you will endure being persecuted for your righteousness, because you are henceforth the sons of God, and what awaits you is without common measure with the sufferings of this life. And to achieve this, Jesus teaches us how to free ourselves from this grip inherited from the world and how to align ourselves with his Spirit, so that when the day comes, we do not perish with those whom God is going to judge, that is to say the wicked spirits in the celestial world, but that we are instantly transplanted into the reality of the Kingdom of Jesus, because we will have received his truth and will belong to him.

We find in the person of Jesus two very different but complementary aspects.

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me; he has appointed me to preach Good News to the poor; he has sent me to heal the brokenhearted and to announce that captives shall be released and the blind shall see, that the downtrodden shall be freed from their oppressors, and that God is ready to give blessings to all who come to him”. Luke 4: 18-19

These words from the book of Isaiah were taken up on his behalf by Jesus when he was teaching on a Sabbath day in the synagogue of Nazareth, the city which he had seen him grow up. People were at first in awe of his words. But then Jesus began to warn them that no prophet is well received in his homeland. He is basically telling them that everything they hear and see charges them with responsibility, and that they will have to account for it. So they all got very angry and drove him out of town. "Who does he think he is?" Jesus is the good shepherd who has a heart for his people, which is why God also established him to be the judge of nations and of men. When, as a young Christian, I began to read the Gospels and the Bible, I was surprised by the animosity that reigns against Jesus, a son of God who defends our interests as sovereign men. And contrary to what I had been taught in the Catholic catechism, it was not the Roman occupiers who hated him. They would have respected him, as shown by this centurion who came to ask him to heal his servant, and even Pilate. No, the worst enemies of Jesus and later of his disciples were their unconverted co-religionists. How can we explain this visceral hatred, if not by the fact that some are inhabited by the spirit of God, and the others by the spirit of the world, that is to say of the devil? The devil knows his judgment is near and he becomes enraged when he feels he is losing ground. The wars of religion claimed millions of victims among Christians alone, for similar reasons. Our 21st century will be characterized by a new extermination: that of the saints of God. From now on, the devil no longer needs to raise a religion against his dissidents, because the information has already passed within the wider society. By a masterful sleight of hand, Christians are now the haters, the retrogrades, the refractory to the change of mentalities and to the great globalist party. Jesus allowed himself to be crucified because God wanted it so, and his victory was all the more striking. Christians will die as martyrs for some, Jews too. And when the forces of evil think they have defeated them, the unthinkable will happen.

“O Zion, messenger of good news, shout from the mountaintops! Shout it louder, O Jerusalem. Shout, and do not be afraid. Tell the towns of Judah, “Your God is coming!” Yes, the Sovereign Lord is coming in power. He will rule with a powerful arm. See, he brings his reward with him as he comes. He will feed his flock like a shepherd. He will carry the lambs in his arms, holding them close to his heart. He will gently lead the mother sheep with their young”.  Isaiah 40: 9-11

In the Book of Revelation in chapter 22, Jesus takes the words of Isaiah 40 for himself, thus he reveals his divine identity to us.

“Do not seal up the prophetic words in this book, for the time is near. Let the one who is doing harm continue to do harm; let the one who is vile continue to be vile; let the one who is righteous continue to live righteously; let the one who is holy continue to be holy.” “Look, I am coming soon, bringing my reward with me to repay all people according to their deeds. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.”   Revelation 22: 10-12.

Who do you think is Christ's foe?

If we still had some doubt about the divinity of Jesus and about his intentions, we are now settled. We are at the antipodes of the image of the little Jesus born in a manger, represented in the arms of his mother. An image which, it is important to emphasize, is not inspired by the Bible but is a resurgence of the Babylonian religion. Tammuz, who was born on December 25 according to tradition – December 25 having been designated by the Catholic Church to be the fictitious date of the birth of Christ in order to Christianize a pre-existing Roman feast, that of the unconquered Sun –, Tammuz therefore, who was represented in the arms of Semiramis, the one who was once called "the mother of god" because of her union with Kush, a cursed descendant of Noah, will be born the child of the miracle: Nimrod, the powerful, the spiritual father of warlords and assassins of the earth, a figure half man half god who will soon be manifested all over again in the person of the antichrist, of whom it is written that he will be animated by the spirit of the devil himself. The son of the Queen of Heaven is a murderer. Think of the millions of sincere Christians whom so-called Christians put to death during the persecutions and religious wars because they refused to pledge allegiance to the Queen of Heaven and her political system. Think also of Ismael, son of the Egyptian servant Hagar who represents the cult of Isis, and who became the visceral enemy of Isaac and his descendants. Semiramis therefore embodies this mother goddess, the Queen of Heaven who is claimed to be a virgin and who has been venerated since ancient times by the peoples whom Moses and Joshua had to destroy because they had abominable morals. She is the Astarte who regularly caused the Hebrews to fall into a veneration which brought them defeat against their enemies, sickness and death. She is known all over the world and under various names, which are all facets of this rebellious spirit whose origin goes back to the foundations of the world: Ishtar, Cybele, Demeter, Venus, Aphrodite, Diana and many others. It has been said that for a nation to prosper, it will have to pledge allegiance to the Queen of Heaven. Today we say the same thing with regard to the Virgin Mary and the analogy is not accidental. Remember what the devil said to Jesus in the wilderness: “All the nations of the world have given themselves to me and I will give you your share if bowing before me, you worship me”. In reality, this worship brings the curse on the countries that have adopted it: poverty, lack of education, witchcraft and moral prejudice against women and the disabled, slavery and child sacrifices. Have you wondered why some Catholic priests commit vile child abuse? These men are not always aware of it, but ritual defilement is an integral part of the worship of the Queen of Heaven. Ritual prostitution was practiced in Greek temples. The Canaanites had morals that would make members of the LGBT community blush. Anaisa Pye, Mami Wata, Pachamama – you name it – the information that reaches us is filtered, but what is happening in the reality of our times is unimaginable. Rich and very influential people use places like Haïti where voodoo is practiced, to sell their souls to the devil in exchange for some benefits, and they do it through horrific child sacrifices. The true mother of Jesus must be heartbroken to see her son still nailed to that cross in many Christian churches, and how her own identity has been usurped to lead countless poor-spirited people in a direction diametrically opposed to that of their salvation. The one who hides behind the innocent face of Myriam is none other than the formidable Lilith, the Ishtar of the Babylonians or the Astarte of the Canaanites, and it is in fact the devil or Lucifer.


The Virgin offers her pure and suffering face. It's actually another facade behind which we find Cybele, the mother of the gods. The Bible, in the Book of Revelation, describes this character in its entirety as the mother of idolaters and all the detestable things of the earth. In Revelation 2, she is also the spirit of Jezebel tolerated in the church of Thyatira. Jesus does not hide that those who give themselves up to her worship will suffer greater pain and will perish with their children. And if they do not repent, they will disappear in the lake of fire which is reserved for the one they have taken as a guide in place of Christ. Because you see, if Christ is promised to us as the bridegroom of the new humanity, the queen of heaven is only a sinister trickster. She is none other than the fallen bride offered to us by Satan. Moreover, if you look at this representation – this one is located in the Notre Dame de la Médaille Miraculeuse chapel in Paris, but there are thousands of representations of this type throughout the world – you will understand, by observing the relationship that exists between the tiny Christ still attached to the cross and therefore rendered powerless, and this magnified Queen of Heaven who dominates and fills all heavens, what is the nature of the victory claimed by Catholicism.

“To whom can you compare God? What image can you find to resemble him? Can he be compared to an idol formed in a mold, overlaid with gold, and decorated with silver chains? Or if people are too poor for that, they might at least choose wood that won’t decay and a skilled craftsman to carve an image that won’t fall down! Haven’t you heard? Don’t you understand? Are you deaf to the words of God— the words he gave before the world began? Are you so ignorant? God sits above the circle of the earth. The people below seem like grasshoppers to him ! He spreads out the heavens like a curtain and makes his tent from them”. Isaiah 40: 18-22

A dreadful aspect of the Catholic ceremony, and one that is misunderstood by Catholics themselves, is the sacrifice of Jesus, which the priest offers all over again during Mass, to God, but actually to the Mother of the gods: the Queen of Heaven. There would also be a whole chapter to write on the Eucharist and how the meaning of our communion with Christ was diverted towards the transubstantiation of ancient Egypt. This misappropriation of religions, because none is unscathed, is a major social problem which affects many people, sincere people who moreover love their children and their neighbors. How can they know that the veneration of the Virgin Mary will lead them surreptitiously into the veneration of Satan? Admittedly, they see their children whom they have dedicated to the Virgin through a rite, become psychiatric patients. But how are they going to make the connection if no one tells them this cause and effect relationship? We cannot continue to turn a blind eye to occult practices which are happening within the Christian religion itself. The Catholic Church cannot go back. Politicians will not intervene because the whole political arena is steeped in this corruption and the remedy they would provide would be worse than the disease and affect all Christians. Salvation is therefore an individual initiative.

“‘The Lord said to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.”’ “Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah.” When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.” With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.” Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day”. Acts 2: 34-41


Judgment is coming upon the world, for our deliverance.

Jesus will be born in very precarious conditions and on a date that remains unidentified to this day, and it is not an accident, as the time of his return will also remain unknown to us until we are confronted with it. Because Jesus is a liberating king and what surrounds him is part of a strategic plan that cannot be revealed. Jesus did not know the date of his return as long as he was on earth, neither did the angels, but the Father alone. His plan takes no account of the speculations of men, so that the return of Jesus, according to his own words, surprises us as he will surprise his enemies by literally pinning them to the ground. But if you have paid attention to what is mentioned a little above, you now know in relation to what events the return of Christ will take place. The glory of his return as ruler of the world will be without comparison with the discretion of his birth, and his reign will greatly contrast with his humble ministry as a sower of truth.

“He judges the great people of the world and brings them all to nothing. They hardly get started, barely taking root, when he blows on them and they wither. The wind carries them off like chaff.” Isaiah 40: 23-24

Jesus has the power, and he will change everything with the breath of his mouth. It is still required for man to put the height of his revolt by placing at his head the new Nimrod, the one called the Antichrist, the false christ who draws his power from the prince of the abyss – Abaddon or Apollyon (Apocalypse 9:11), for mankind must reap the fruits of its rebellion. Then shall the end come. If God allows and is patient, it is not out of weakness or wickedness, and it is even less to give himself time to change his mind and admit that ultimately, sin can have its charms, as some seem wait for it. “The grass withers and the flowers fade, but the word of our God stands forever” we are reminded in Isaiah 40:8. Man will disappear long before God changes his mind, because he won't. The Bible is the immutable word of God, and it is besides the next objective of the forces of the evil, to discredit it and to try to make it disappear. Already, no one reads the Bible anymore because no one understands it anymore, so much are we prey to the spirit of the world, impregnated with the false conceptions that circulate in our society and even in religion. But if God is patient, it is on the contrary to give us the opportunity to become aware of the issues, to repent of our rebellion acquired over generations and to change sides, while it's time, so that we may we be united with our true Creator, the one who loves us so much that he gave his life for us. For God loves us like a father, and the place he has prepared for the rebellious angels, for Satan and for their worshipers – and indeed for the whole cohort of spirits who have sown only lies and misfortune in the lives of men, of which this spirit who calls herself the "mother of god" belongs, who only usurped the identity of the mother of Jesus in order to divert us from the glory of Jesus and the power that he wishes to communicate to us, is really not a place where he will enjoy seeing his children disappear, even the most disobedient.

“Who is able to advise the Spirit of the Lord? Who knows enough to give him advice or teach him? Has the Lord ever needed anyone’s advice? Does he need instruction about what is good? Did someone teach him what is right or show him the path of justice? No, for all the nations of the world are but a drop in the bucket. They are nothing more than dust on the scales. He picks up the whole earth as though it were a grain of sand. All the wood in Lebanon’s forests and all Lebanon’s animals would not be enough to make a burnt offering worthy of our God. The nations of the world are worth nothing to him. In his eyes they count for less than nothing— mere emptiness and froth.” Isaiah 40: 13-17

Today, everyone wonders if the geopolitical world is still credible. Our leaders are engaging in a rat race that only shows their weakness and their corruption, while mercenaries make demonstrations of force by brandishing the nukes they got hold of. We probably have the leaders we deserve. Our culture has crumbled and no longer protects the weak and the upright. Every day, laws are passed aimed at dispossessing poor people, or silencing people who still defend some values, when it is not to encourage the killing ofchildren. A striking fact of our time is the violence against children. Satanism has infiltrated everywhere and is now targeting them. Ambiguous personalities want us to believe that man made himself and that he is master of everything, even the free choice of his sexual identity, a human tragedy favored by this artificial environment of cities, in which too many children must grow up subject to the image, perhaps that “image of the beast which talks” mentioned in the book of Revelation. We have no trouble understanding that television and small screens fascinate us to the point of making our conditioning, and especially that of our children, inevitable. The new heroes promote these deviations and hammer home the fact that human life belongs to us, while others argue that before birth and even after, it has no value and that we can do with it as we see fit. Of course, all life is sacred and we are not going to harbor hatred against those who have these practices that we disapprove of, since Jesus died to reconcile us to the Father first, and to all our brothers. Just as Jesus gave up his life and sacrificed himself, we will overcome evil by doing good and loving. But we must not hide our face on what will happen. God will have to show himself dreadful towards those who persist in their revolt and who despise his gift and his forgiveness.

So, for as long as there remains a breath of life in them, let's hope for good things and a change in their hearts. In reality, these deviations are the resurgence of the spirits of paganism, eager for the blood of children. These are the abominable things that the Canaanites practiced before Joshua put them to the sword. Because all this weakens us considerably. Ideologies have infiltrated our educational system and overturned our sense of values. Nations that have no feelings are now on the verge of taking over our nations through our moral decay. The future that is taking shape before us and our children would really have something to frighten us, but for that we still need to open our eyes. Soon our sacrosanct concerns about renewable energies and those linked to global warming and its cohort of consequences, could seem very ridiculous to us. The enemy is the moral decay of our nations, in regard to which the word "Christian" is already but a pale memory tainted by child abuse and crimes against humanity in the name of God. Our culture thinks it got rid of it, however the world is simply dispersed in the fascination of a multitude of false gods, each more cruel than the other. We are in a very bad position and those who imagine themselves reaching a form of freedom by rejecting values and structures will hardly have time to realize their mistake before being engulfed in the debacle of the world. Because our world has indeed come to an end, since on the scale of our history, it is midnight minus one.

“The Lord is like a father to his children, tender and compassionate to those who fear him. For he knows how weak we are; he remembers we are only dust. Our days on earth are like grass; like wildflowers, we bloom and die. The wind blows, and we are gone— as though we had never been here. But the love of the Lord remains forever with those who fear him. His salvation extends to the children’s children of those who are faithful to his covenant, of those who obey his commandments!"   Psalm 103


Most Christians Don’t Know THIS About Babylon

Martyn Iles presents Living in Babylon, a program about being a Christian living in an anti-God society. He is joined by special guest and international classical tenor Philip Webb. Answers in Genesis is an apologetics (Christianity-defending) ministry dedicated to enabling Christians to defend their faith and proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ effectively.

Amir Tsarfati – Stand Like David

When a crisis occurs, who are the cowards to blame? Not the problem makers, but those who oppose it. This is what is happening now in politics, in the church and in the world.

Healing – Curry Blake South Africa, June 2023

Being a practical person myself, I am naturally attracted to biblical teachings that are realistic, practical and promising. When it comes to walking with God in a new identity and seeking healing for yourself and others, I have heard nothing better than the teachings of Curry Blake, which stand the test of time.

Jesus Said 2 Words to Me in Heaven That Wrecked Me

Disappointments in life can litterally kill you if you are not prepared. That's what happened to Randy Kay. He died, but Jesus met him on the other side. What Jesus showed him he does with our tears wrecked him. What was it? Well you can ask Randy if you meet in on a San Diego beach, but you can also simply listen to his message.

Kevin Zadai – What Jesus Told Me About Righteousness Wrecked Me

Kevin Zadai shares what Jesus told him in Heaven about justice and being righteous. Our attitude towards God determines much of what our life is made of.

Lauren Daigle's Sincere Testimony

What did you dream of as a child? Lauren Daigle shares her testimony and what she experienced with her God-given vision. God is the restorer of broken dreams.

“What's the Meaning of Life?” – Richard met God in an out-of-body experience.

Unreligious Man Dies & Meets God During Surgery, Asks Him “What's the Meaning of Life?” The answer moved him and also moved me when I heard it, because it is something that we tend to forget when we are caught up in the battles of life... The encounter Richard had on August 16, 2005 changed his life forever.

War on WITCHCRAFT with Jenny Weaver

How can a Christian young girl open herself to the demonic through listening to music and watching certain movies, become a whitch and a drug dealer, end up in jail, drag all her demons back to church and lead worship, and finally be set free and become a truth teller who is able to help many young people who have been there ? An amazing testimony.

Do This to Stay on Fire for God !

How to see more of God in our lives? Simply by walking closer to him. And to do that we need times of fasting in order to suppress our lust for carnal things. Fasting will not make us more worthy but it will definitely help us focus. We will only live in the fire to the extent of your ability to overcome excuses of the flesh.

Momentum Breakers: Dreams, Visions and Unrealistic Expectations - Kevin Zadai

Years ago Kevin Zadai died and went to heaven. The Lord Jesus showed him a number of things and then sent him back. This man has seen extraordinary visions and he has an amazing understanding of some aspects of the things of God, much like the early disciples of Jesus. There is so much more we can live than just playing church. Yet, in this teaching, he reminds us that it is of the utmost importance to stay aligned with the Word of God, which is in the Bible. A very relevant lesson for our time where trends carried by certain movements tend to move us away from the truth.



The Thought of the Month, June 2023


“A pat on the back is six inches away from a kick up the ass.” — Geri Halliwell.
True friends will not only help you stand up for yourself, but they will do whatever it takes to help you grow and progress.

A rainy, windy and cold spring and a summer that is late to show up – many of us are complaining about this delay in the arrival of the nice season. It is as if sometimes, time was suspended. However, we must accept that “time takes its time”. God knows better than anyone that it is necessary to replenish water reserves before the heat of summer. The plants must also have had time to take root in deep soil before drier weather arrives.

The prophets of the Old Testament were often hated by their contemporaries, even and especially by those who considered themselves pillars of the society and the religious system. For, by what right did they come to disturb their party by their constant warnings which raised some of their shortcomings, preventing them from simply turning in circles ? Jesus was no exception to this detestation, and I suspect that the things I pass on will not all be unanimous. As I talk with other Christians, I find that many are expecting an imminent revival… (Click to read more).

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And people who don't have this hope say they want a radical change in society. Some are ready to join in a movement aimed at undermining and levelling out traditionally recognized values, which they believe will help rebuild a fairer and more equitable world. But we have known historically that revolutions, even though they were carried by beautiful utopias, got bogged down in anarchy and chaos so that they were immediately placed under the ruthless control of totalitarian regimes. If you simply strip away what has to do with God and religion, you get an egotistical society in which everyone becomes solitary and not solidary, and estranged from the common good and from others.

The Bible announces times like these. Of course, it tells us, and it is fortunate, the renewal of the face of the Earth in connection with a change of moral government, followed with an era of peace and prosperity like the earth has not known before. But prior to that, the world will experience unprecedented distress for a very short period of history. For, unfortunately, man must go to the end of this revolt against God in which the forces of chaos drag him. Many good people imagine that the world is moving towards the best and that it will achieve a certain peace through universal wisdom drawn from different cultures and religions. Catholics believe that by elevating the notion of fraternity, they will reach a more unified world. This is misunderstanding the true nature of the global conflict. This conflict not only pits nations against each other, or interests and peoples, but pits a spiritual government – a cosmos – against God. Paul says in Ephesians 6 that “we do not have to fight against beings of flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the authorities, against the powers of this world of darkness, and against the spirits of evil in the heavenly world.” Daniel, Isaiah, Jesus, and others, said that when men imagine that themselves will be able to rebuild a world that will be after their views and pacified – and this includes the efforts of political, religious, economic, identitarian and social movements – then a sudden ruin will surprise them. The forces of chaos, money and false religion, which they have used in their businesses, will turn against them and destroy them. This will be followed by atrocious times when man will be placed under the iron rod of demonic and cruel rulers in whose eyes human life is worthless.

Spiritual famine will then be extreme, and those who have not taken the trouble to root themselves deeply in the truth and who do not know Christ on a personal level, will be carried away by the false truths which, right now, sweep over the world and even over the church. In Revelation 3:10, Jesus said, “Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth.” Under the influence of collective hysteria, people will be enemies of truth and good people. Only comfort: we know that this time will be shortened, out of respect for those who love God. For, arising from the very cyclone of madness that will take hold of the world, Christ will suddenly appear in the open, with his angels and his elected representatives. He will return as he ascended to heaven on the Day of Ascension, but this time in the sight of all, and in an immeasurable glory. After having, supernaturally, put an end to the war and put a semblance of order on earth, he will establish a new era in which all those who have chosen it beforehand will participate. A wonderful era that will reveal the greatness of men created in the image of God, and which, according to the description that the Bible gives us, will soon make us forget all the miseries to which we have been subjected during the present life.

But then, where is our salvation, you may ask? What can we do on a personal level so as not to be carried away, and to end where we did not want to go? If, like me, you have a Christian background but you feel within yourself that you do not have this relationship with Christ that will allow you to go through this decay of the world and of its values while remaining firmly attached to God, the answer is simple: Believe in the Gospel. But let us give up all those false gospels that have spread over the centuries – and the more modern as well – and return to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Bible states that:

“Jesus is ‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone.’ Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”Acts 4: 11-12.

I must say that my forty-five years of not always glorious walk with God will have taught me one thing: Men are constantly taking detours in seeking an easier path to God, a path or a method that will save them from having to confront alone the person of the risen Christ. This is why the various Christian religions still have a certain success. A man who had been a learned theologian and zealous for God once said:

”But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith. I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead”. Philippians 3: 7-11.

“It is a sure word and entirely worthy of being received, that Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the typical example”. 1 Letter from Paul to Timothy 1:15.

“Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, forbearance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance? But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God’s wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed. God “will repay each person according to what they have done”. Romans 2: 4-6.

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is precisely the end of religion and the renewal of the personal relationship with God through Jesus. Jesus tells us that unless we are born again—unless we are born of the spirit—of the Spirit of God—we will have no part with him. I sometimes hear in one ear the mass that my mother listens to on television every day. This dismays me. The priest says things that are right and in accordance with the Gospel, but he says them in a context that is the negation of the truths announced. My dear old mama has been rocked by these tunes since her early childhood, and hearing them is enough for her. She finds the mass to be magnificent and she turns to the Virgin Mary to rely on her benevolence towards her and towards her family. She does not understand that by adhering to these principles and practices, she remains a prisoner of a religion subservient to the world and in reality opposed to Jesus, and which will soon be judged with the world. It is not enough to immerse a dead body in an oil of charismatic renewal to bring it back to life. There's no point in being “activated” by receiving the “Bethel anointing” within yourself, unless you just want to get weird and be speedier than before. The world takes amphetamines, but Jesus gives us his peace, that which comes from his permanent presence in our heart. Yes, I protest against these practices which harm Christians and the image of Christianity. The true Spirit of Pentecost does not make people happy and playful, rolling mad, or hilarious or lalomaniac. The joy of the Holy Spirit comes to us when we see the fruits of the Spirit multiplying. But in reality, God causes us to die to this world, to die to our religion, to die to ourselves, in order to then raise us up in a perspective and with a strength that come only from him, having thus become wise unto salvation.

When Pilate was confronted with Jesus for an interrogation which caused him a real case of conscience, he was in great fear. At one point he said to him :

“So you are king? Jesus answered: You say it, I am king. I was born and came into the world to bear witness to the truth. Whoever is of the truth listens to my voice.” John 18:37.

At that very moment, Pilate was convinced, just like his wife had been earlier, and he would have had a perhaps once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to pass from one kingdom to another. But we have a small idea of what this position would have cost him and we know that out of cowardice, he contented himself with washing his hands of the blood of this innocent man-God.



Do you believe in serendipity, that happy coincidence that brings you in front of the people or the options you need when you need it? Thanks to algorithms based on the choices of its users, Youtube has surprised me more than once by proposing timely messages. Remember, however, that there are always two directions to choose from: the broad way and the narrow path. You can also protect yourself from inappropriate solicitations and disreputable content by setting your Youtube preferences. There are ways to avoid the interruptions made by commercials too.



INRI Motivation

Is your God distant and uninvolved in your practical life? Jesus of Nazareth is King. INRI Motivation introduces us to this other God: the one who wants to be our companion in the reality of our daily life. Do you desire a new sense of God's direction, a better position, a companion for life? God has a supernatural provision available to you, but you must ask for His wisdom.


Praise and worship Him that is on high

Lauren Daigle – “You say”

Am I just the summ of every high and every low, of what I think of myself? No, of course. However, we seem to demonstrate it when it comes to having faith. Lauren Daigle reminds us that what we think of ourselves must bow before what God thinks and says we are. “You Say”

Chandler Moore, Naomi Raine, Aaron Moses | Best and most played gospel songs 2023

I’ll never be more loved than I am right now
Wasn’t holding You up so there’s nothing I can do to let You down
Doesn’t take a trophy to make You proud
I’ll never be more loved than I am right now.

See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 1 John 3:1

To Live in Christ – “I Love You… because I Love You.”

Paul Washer reminds us of what God said, and says again: My love for you didn't start with you, it doesn't last because of you, and it won't end with you. It started with me, it's in me and it will end with me. You yourself being born of me, I love you and who are you to think you have to deserve it?

Power Pours Out Of Your Spirit | Curry Blake

It is amazing how many people think that you have to earn the ability to be used by God. It's not earning the ability, but it is simply comes to be ready to be used.

How To Activate and Release the Power of God | Curry Blake

One more step in the knowledge of God. Very useful bases in a Christian context where too many false conceptions tend to dominate the scene.


What is Going On

Rabbi Live – What's Going On?

“Beloved, there are dark and sinister forces at work across our nation. I want to make you aware of their true agenda and the ungodly outcome they desire. My goal is to help you to be prepared to overcome the deceit that has come upon us and be equipped to stand.” – Rabbi K. A. Schneider

Rabbi Live – Is This The End ?

Is this the end of the world ? Why, when and how will the end come ? Join Rabbi Live as he shares on the current climate of the world today. A really deep motivational message from the heart of God for the days we live.


Delve into the unspoken horrific reality of transgender sexual reassignment surgery and all of the pain, regret and horrors it entails.

“Jesus said to them, “Do you believe now? The time is coming, yes, it is already here when you will be going your own way. Everyone will go to his own house and leave Me alone. Yet I am not alone because the Father is with Me. I have told you these things so you may have peace in Me. In the world you will have much trouble. But take hope! I have overcome the world!”   John 16: 31-33.

5 Shifts You Need to Make to Walk in Dominion – Vlad Savchuk

Lessons from Moses and Joshua : 1. God removes people to bring you into your purpose. 2. God removes provision to bring prosperity. 3. You can’t conquer if you are not consecrated. 4. Build memorial stones to what God did, not monuments to what He didn’t do. 5. You don't get what you are promised, you get what you fight for.   “Be of good cheer.”

Who is Jesus, for you ?

Regularly, books come out about Jesus written by people who have sniffed out the commercial vein. These improbable clues will invariably lead the reader to a status quo as to the existence of Jesus. In reality, there is only one way to meet Jesus and that is by soaking up his supernatural words. My words are Spirit and Life, says Jesus. Unless we know Jesus as the loving claimant of our spiritual being, we do not know him. King Solomon, despite his ungodly inclination for foreign women who eventually turned his heart to the worship of their gods, which cost him his kingdom (1 Kings 11), had a revelation of Jesus' love, centuries before Jesus appears on the scene. He wrote the Song of Songs, a beautiful poem that celebrates Jesus' love for us as individuals called to be his bride, in the sense that we can live with him a commitment of mutual love that will last for eternity. Here is an excerpt :

The young woman: “Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth— for your love is more delightful than wine. Pleasing is the fragrance of your perfumes; your name is like perfume poured out. No wonder the young women love you ! Take me away with you—let us hurry ! Let the king bring me into his chambers.” Her friends: “We rejoice and delight in you; we will praise your love more than wine.” She: “How right they are to adore you !”    Song of Songs 1


God's Song Over Us – Mysteries of the Song of Songs

Do you find it hard to feel satisfied? In this episode, the Messianic Rabbi teaches us how God's ultimate love letter to us, the Song of Songs, reveals God as the source of all satisfaction. God is not a historical figure, he is not a political party, he is not a religion, and he is not yourself. If this is how you know him, you are heading a total loss. God is a person – your creator and your lover, and you must know him personally if you want to live with him forever.

Taking The Rainbow Back

I've said it earlier : God loves the people who are in same sex attraction. But he also loves the people who are addicted to porn. He loves those who are in jail for hating and murdering another human being. God does not love us because of our deeds, our views, our political correctness, but he loves us because he is our father. Even if they reject it, a father will always hope that his children will eventually walk in their true identity, that which he has given them. And being a perfect father, God doesn't want us to be hurt forever by being involved in an altered understanding or in a lifestyle that is harming us. We don't know where this LGBT trend originated and where it is leading us, but God knows it very well and he warns us that if we adhere to it, it will destroy us.

Faith vs. Culture – Rise of the Occult

Astrology, Ouija Boards, Tarot Cards... are these mystical practices harmless or deadly? We must know the practices which, because they have been admitted by ourselves or by our ancestors, gave access to our lives to spirits from an occult, that is to say a hidden world. Diabolic counterfeits of the gifts of the Holy Spirit for some, these practices such as the recourse to psychics and use of clairvoyance will allow curses to operate through us and change the course of our lives in such a way as to harm us by also affecting those around us. What can we do to get rid of it and close the breach?

IT ENDS WITH ME ! – Lessons from the Book of Esther : Breaking Bloodline Curses

The consequences of sin do not get canceled with time but are only removed by the blood of Jesus Christ. Whatever is not transformed in your life will be transferred to future generations. Today, generational curses can end with you and be replaced with the blessings of God! Jesus has made us eligible for generational blessing and it is available through repentance and the authority given to us.

From Astrology, Tarot, and Occult to Jesus

New Age is like a cascade of beliefs and practices which lead you always further from God into the realm of Satan. In this powerful interview with Angela Ucci, we discuss her testimony as well as her experience with the occult, astrology, new age, and yoga. Make sure you share this with others!





The Thought of the Month, May 2023


“In May, do whatever pleases you ?”

Should we be reasonable? I have long thought that God is not interested in the natural gifts we are born with, even if we are born in May. Too directive parents and setbacks that occurred in my youth, had made me doubt. Some zealous preachers then nailed the lid on that certainty. It is true that certain biblical passages suggest that we have to crucify our "flesh" to henceforth obey the Spirit. It is still necessary to understand what the flesh and the Spirit are. At the beginning of my Christian life and for quite a long time, I repressed the impulses of my imagination which I thought were detrimental distractions, to live only by reasonable and assumed choices… (Click to read more)

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Maybe it was wise for a while. Maybe my motivations and my way of expressing things needed to evolve and become stronger. But I had come to an impasse. Religiosity is a cerebral, directed and calculated approach to the things of God. And to tell the truth, it is the spirit of the Pharisees. Jesus reproached them that by dint of evaluating and judging others, they had become petty and judgemental. In fact, they were dead, Jesus tells us, like tombs decorated on the outside but full of bones on the inside. Adhering to a legalistic faith causes us to die spiritually. Now the Bible said, “Guard your heart with all vigilance, for from it are the sources of life.” Proverbs 4:23. We are intrinsically spiritual beings walking in a body, a body which it is true is torn and sometimes even tormented by other breaths coming from a world which has chosen independence and rebellion. Our talents and our natural gifts are thus claimed by this culture which is in full uprising against God and which will not recover from its drift. We owe it to ourselves, not to repress our talents, but to give them another boost by stretching out our sails to the wind of the Spirit, which is the breath of the written and revealed word of God.

For those who are pure, everything is pure, but for defiled and unbelieving men, nothing is pure. Their mind and conscience are defiled. Certainly, they claim to know God, but they deny him by their acts.   Titus 1:15-16

Everything is pure for the pure. Our imagination is a gift from God and God is the source of this life and our creativity. God is also Love, and the Pharisees had forgotten this by dint of hearing the teaching of Moses and learning only to conceal their humanity, which Jesus had to remind them of. The passage quoted above makes us understand that God desires to occupy our whole heart in order to be this life which flows from our deepest being towards the world, nourishing us along the way. The secret of creativity after God is there, in this place that we yield to Love.

Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh. Romans 13: 14.

However, it is clear that the normal religious life is only words and pretences. For where are the things promised by God and where are the fruits of our faith? Our faith as Christians has become so deep… that it remains invisible. It no longer flows towards the world. Or else it expresses itself in ways that do not involve God. The New Age has hastened to appropriate certain principles of God by taking away the treasures of the Life of God in which the Church has not taken sufficient interest. These resources allow some people to be very influential and wealthy, but their success will get them nowhere because the gifts that these people exercise for their personal development, well-being and to serve their interests have been withdrawn from their source and of their purpose. I sometimes hear, and have thought, that a person who claims his faith in Christ should never be sick. Living in good health for a long time in a sick world is a challenge, because our earthly vehicle remains subject to the law of sin and death. But by wrestling with sin and its consequences, by allowing the light of Christ to shine in the darkness of this world through our witness and our creativity, we build for ourselves a new home in spirit that will not be affected by the end of all things. In 2 Corinthians 4, the Apostle Paul gives a very complete description of this process of transfer from one life to another. He is saying in summary that if we allow the spirit of Christ to manifest in our mortal flesh, then he who raised up the Lord Jesus will also raise us up with Jesus, and bring us into his presence. The great difference between the New Age approach and the Christian approach is that the latter recognizes the original rebellion of man and relies on God after having integrated him as a person into the process of rehabilitation represented by the Gospel. Madness for the world but wisdom of God for the salvation of men, the cross is the place of submission where all our paths separate.


If there's one thing we need to share with Jesus, it's authenticity. Fifteen years ago, I embarked on a rather special journey. I left on my own, pushed by an imperious wind of authenticity. Alone with a bag that has become too heavy to carry, but certainly not spiritually alone. Some of you know: Australia is a country with which I have strong ties. I needed to reconnect with a heritage, reluctantly abandoned at the time of my first steps as a Christian, and for wrong reasons such as mentioned above. Australia: the Southern Land of explorers. Australia: the Land of the Dream for its first inhabitants. They had to be able to dream about their future to survive in this largely desert country, just like the first settlers elsewhere, who had to clear pastures and build the structures that now make this continent so attractive to visitors.

We all have a promised land, a spiritual heritage to claim. Salvation in Jesus is not earned. It is so overpriced that God gave it to us for free. But our heritage, we must conquer. I don't think I have a physical legacy there, but who knows. Yet I have received a priceless legacy from all the wonderful Australians I have had the good fortune to meet in my short life of travel. One of them is Pastor Neville Johnson. Oh I haven't met the man in person, but I have been fortunate enough to be in contact with his teachings for many years. At first, I admit I thought he was making up stories. But the older I get, the more my own experiences, which nevertheless remain insignificant, lead me to believe that everything he says he has experienced is true. Can we see the invisible? What is the secret of those who heal others and do good by having success in their prayers? They use their imagination to love better. Jesus shares with us his secret :


“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in faith in prayer, believe that you have received it – imagine it happening – and you will see it come to pass – you will receive it”.   Mark 11:24.


Neville Johnson – The time of Change is Now

In this wonderful message, Neville Johnson shares with us, like in a fireside chat, an aspect of his life by talking about his simple but profound experiences, and how God opens our horizon by transforming our mind. But he also warns us against the very current temptation to want to separate experiences from the One who gives them to us.

Felix Halpern – Dancing Past the Darkness

What happens when a Christian Jew dies from a medical mistake and comes back to life without a watch, without a schedule, but with new eyes and a new heart for people? Hear some of the great stories that this man who now chooses to be led by the Spirit experienced.

Dr. Caroline Leaf - Why we need to fall in love with our emotions

Why falling in love with your emotions is one of the best things you can do to improve your mental health! We cannot run from or suppress our emotions. We need to get comfortable with feeling - even the emotions that don’t make us feel so great in the moment. We need to be okay with saying things like “I feel sad” or “I feel anxious”.

Надежда, вера и любовь. | Studio Liel Arts Israel (Псалом 44) Музыкальный

Когда замолкнут огонь и слова воинов, Как и весь истерзанный войной мир, украинцы и русские, израильтяне и иранцы соберутся вместе как братья под руководством воскресшего Христа. Иногда мы уже думаем, что Бог оставил нас. Но он здесь. Он рядом. Он хочет поддержать нас. Никогда не сомневайтесь в нем.
• Послание Любви (Message of love) by Studio Liel Arts Israel

John Bevere: You Shouldn't Feel Restrained by the Word of God

Somebody in search for truth told me recently that reading the Bible remains difficult for her because many of the words seem to be condemnatory. John Bevere speaks here on the subject of obedience. He says the more intimately you know God, the less you will feel “restrained” by His Word.
• John Bevere: The Connection Between Your Passion & Calling
• More fundamental Teachings from John and LIsa Bevere



The Thought of the Month, April 2023


Give Them The Big Picture !

That morning, the late Neville Johnson had prayed to know what he should share with a congregation of American believers who welcomed him. God had answered him: Give them the big picture !

For this Australian pastor accustomed to the relative serenity of his timeless patch of paradise nestled in the heart of the Queensland jungle, this prospect was a bit daunting! He nevertheless knew how to sum up this prophetic fresco in less than two hours. His message, which I listened to a long time ago, remains to this day the most complete and the most balanced of those that I have been able to hear on the theme of this biblical eschatology, or put more simply, on the future of the earth. I have no doubt that it will be appreciated by all who seek peace and who know the path to true upliftment. Neville Johnson hides nothing from us of the cataclysmic upheavals that will reshape the earth. But he recounts with such enjoyment the mystical experiences and the biblical visions which have been granted to him, that all fear aroused by these events disappears in favor of the beauty and the truth of this grandiose and unimaginable prospect, entirely confirmed by the writings. of the Bible.


Neville Johnson – Give Them The Big Picture

Fear arises from a truncated and biased explanation of future events. Through his teaching, Jesus constantly reminds us that God is in control and ultimately cares for us. Do you believe that God still gives those who seek him supernatural visions and experiences? For that is what Joel had prophesied for this time of fulfillment in history. This generation needs to know their future and why they are here. You are THE generation lucky enough to stand with Jesus to save the earth from the devil! “This Good News will be preached in witness to all nations, and then will come the end” - And a new beginning !

Minute by Minute – With JOANNE MOODY

Despite decades of debilitating chronic pain and unanswered prayers, Joanne says that Jesus told her to contend for her own healing. She eventually was healed, and she now has a powerful testimony on how God works in the life of people.

Choose Joy in all Circumstance – With JOANNE MOODY

Religiosity makes you struggle all your life to be accepted and loved. But when you know that you are loved by God and accepted by Him in a relationship, regardless of the state of your heart, then you will have unwavering joy.

The Rapture, Let’s Talk About It: Jimmy Evans Talks End Times and Your Important Role Now

Every now and then this concern is coming back to the fore, especially when the forces of evil rage against Christians. Will Christ prevail in this world? Yes, absolutely and we have to add to the Kingdom of Jesus now. But… Before that final victory, evil will prevail. And there will be a judgement on the world and you don't want to be part of that. So what is our “blessed hope” ?

I visited Heaven and learned many things, including the true meaning of 666

Glenda Jackson shares personal stories of miraculous events, including her family heritage, to show how God is still performing signs and wonders today and encouraging listeners to be recipients of God's glory in anticipation of the return of the Messiah.

Is Hell Real ?

A lot of people think everything will be fine when they die, but that's not the case. If you are not "on your way" to Heaven, and you are certain of it, you should make it your first and highest priority now.



The Thought of the Month, March 2023


Follow me ! I don't know where I'm going but I don't want to go alone…

“Be careful that no one holds you captive through a hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ”. Colossians 2:8


Any form of religion, or behavior oriented towards God but guided by thought, constitutes a refusal of the work of Christ or denotes a misunderstanding of what he is in relation to us. True Christianity is an experiential knowledge of God, on a personal basis. It is knowing God and doing his will. Religion is our actions in order to obtain something, something that God wants to give us for free, with a new identity. This roundabout way of practicing God instead of enjoying him, is what he calls: sin.

Jesus didn't come to bring us a new religion. He came to bring an intimacy with the Father. Religion is a placebo.

Are we in the end times ? – Part 1 – Bruce Allen & Michael Van Vlymen

In this discussion, Bruce D. Allen and Michael Van Vlymen lay out some arguments for or against the End Times theory, a topic that came to the table as a result of questions from listeners. Will the world get better and better thanks to technology and medical science? Will our politicians, or the Pope, save us? Many think so, including some Christians. Or are we on the verge of a general collapse of everything man has designed to be self-sufficient without God?   Part 2 | Part 3

The Correction of God’s People To Experience God’s Glory – Dr. Bruce Allen

IIf you don't learn to hear God's voice in your own life in the immediate future, you will be misled and lose your life.
“The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger’s voice.” John 10.


What is Coming on the World, but above all, the Renewal of all things that comes Afterwards with the Revelation of the Sons of God!

Revealing Revelation Conference 2023, Davao

Amir Tsarfati and Barry Stagner teach about the book of Revelation in a direct and easy to understand way. The Revelation of Jesus is a very topical message for our time of uncertainty.

Proximity Bible Prophecy Conference 2023

God does not speak to us in such detail about end events for no reason. What is happening to the world is going to be catastrophic for most. But for those who love the Lord, there is a way out. Let's be ready. Speakers at this conference include Jan Markell, Amir Tsarfati, Barry Stagner and Mike Golay.


Psychological disorders are the leading cause of hospitalization among people aged 20 to 35.

Have you felt bad after being around people who claim to love Jesus? This is unfortunate, and it wasn't your fault. Like thousands of people who have met the real Jesus, give yourself another chance.

We weren't made to face life alone. An anthology of testimonies of lives transformed by an encounter.


INRI Motivation

Is your God distant and uninvolved in your practical life? Jesus of Nazareth is King. INRI Motivation introduces us to this other God: the one who wants to be our companion in the reality of our daily life. Do you desire a new sense of God's direction, a better position, a companion for life? God has a supernatural provision available to you, but you must ask for His wisdom.


The 700 Club Interactive is a place dedicated to prayer, uplifting stories, positive Christian news, encouragement and community. Connecting the dots between faith and culture and addressing the hard questions like: what’s my purpose? How am I living out God’s love? What’s my role as a Christian in today’s culture? In the face of war and chaos and uncertainty, how do we keep our hope? How do we live out our faith?


Encouraging and equipping women around the world for a life of faith. It is our heart to be a friend that walks alongside you in the joys and difficulties of life, offering Biblically-based content to inspire and deepen your faith and love for Jesus Christ.

Just Between Us

Circumstances can be hard. A broken dream. A divorce. Mental illness. A wayward child. Financial difficulties. The list goes on. At times like these you need some encouragement from sisters who have been there. You need a friend to come alongside you in your messy places, pointing you to hope in Christ. It's our prayer that you will find that comfort and more in this collection of articles for times like these!


Healing Miracles


How to Wear the Devil Out & Get Your Miracle!

Did you know that miracles and healing miracles are a daily part of our Christian walk? Maybe you knew. But then, why are we seeing so few? Becky Dvorak tells us what we have to do, to get a miracle every time.




The Thought of the Month, February 2023


“ Every tree yields fruit after its kind, bearing seeds in itself ”

Understanding Authority.


This month it seemed to me that the breeze of the Spirit was leading us to revisit one of the fundamental teachings of Christianity, namely the nature and legitimacy of spiritual authority. This knowledge on which a large part of the Christian life is based, however, remains unknown, and few are those who know how to apply it to their daily life or to their ministry. It is knowledge that was once rejected by those it would have saved. … (Your browser can read the content of this page vocally. You must first deploy the text by clicking on the “Read more” button)

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“As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it and said, “If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace—but now it is hidden from your eyes. The days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment against you and encircle you and hem you in on every side. They will dash you to the ground, you and the children within your walls. They will not leave one stone on another, because you did not recognize the time of God’s coming to you.” Luke 19: 41-44.

…or else, it was abused by others who grabbed it but used it disconnected from its source for their own purposes :

“Jesus said: If you believe in me you “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’” Matthew 7: 21-23.

… But there is still a baby in the bathwater, and so we shouldn't throw everything down the drain !

“Hear me, my people, and I will warn you— if you would only listen to me, Israel! You shall have no foreign god among you; you shall not worship any god other than me. I am the Lord your God, who brought you up out of Egypt. Open wide your mouth and I will fill it. “But my people would not listen to me; Israel would not submit to me. So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. “If my people would only listen to me, if Israel would only follow my ways, how quickly I would subdue their enemies and turn my hand against their foes! Those who hate the Lord would cringe before him, and their punishment would last forever. But you would be fed with the finest of wheat; with honey from the rock I would satisfy you.” Psalm 81: 8-16.



The world will not be able to save itself. But those who will have allowed Jesus to save them, will restore life to a world in ruins.

As surprising as it may seem, we discover throughout the Bible that from the moment our ancestors decided to rely on the wisdom of the serpent, God became personæ non grata in the lives of men – men moreover very religious! Through the story of the antediluvian world reshaped by the angels, up to the tower of Babel, the story of Noah and the flood, Nimrod, Abraham escaped from Babylon, then the story of the Israelites whom God redeemed from Egypt and who nevertheless will want to have a king like the other nations, “so that God no longer reigns over them”. Then, the advent of religions, even and above all ecumenical with men at their head, and now this “New apostolic reformation”, which promotes an immediate kingdom of God and vector of a New Age syncretism. And in the political world, the short-lived reign of liars that will allow the world government of the Antichrist to come as the solution, with his unique religion. While in the scientific world, we turned away a long time ago from the concept of an intelligent creation to adhere to the fable of evolutionism, thus excusing the substitution of moral values, of an artificial intelligence, and the “ "tinkering" of man through the means offered by transhumanism and the complete overhaul of the notion of identity and gender – all of these things demonstrate what the Bible has always affirmed, namely: that the enterprises of men will carry them on to the end in wanting to uplift the fallen world by their own efforts. Their success, very apparent, they owe in reality to the assistance of the god of this world : the “serpent”. All of this—this synergy between man's rebellion and the support of the fallen spirit world—has but one purpose: The world will not yield to the coming reign of Christ, and man must simply continue to exist religiously, without having his God living within him. As much to tell you, this world is not going for the better, but things will go from bad to worse, until the rebellion of man has reached its peak. Only then can the beautiful work of creation that was interrupted many millennia ago, be able to pick up where things left off. The world in ruins will be saved by Jesus, back on earth with those who, during their lifetime, will have made the choice to join the divine plan.



What does it mean to be a Christian, today?


Jesus Comforts His Disciples, in John 14

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.”

Jesus the Way to the Father

Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.” Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.” Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work. Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves. Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.

Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit

“If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them. ” Then Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said, “But, Lord, why do you intend to show yourself to us and not to the world? ” Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me. “All this I have spoken while still with you. But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”




Satan's Mightiest Warfare Weapon | Peggy Joice Ruth

When you sit quiet for a while, of what kind are the thoughts that flood your mind? How often do we let a devaluing thought come in and set between what God is trying to tell us and our faith in Him? We often forget where the strength of the enemy lies.

How to Have Peace In Uncertainty | pastor Willie George

What is the perspective of God on what wants to harm us? This is a very reassuring message on God's character and his faithfulness to his promises.

In this classic teaching by Charles Capps, you'll learn the Bible cure for fear, doubt and unbelief.

Charles Capps- a retired farmer, land developer, and Bible teacher who has travelled extensively throughout the United States and several foreign countries sharing the truths of God's Word. He taught Bible seminars for over 35 years, emphasizing the authority of the believer, faith and the power of words. For more information visit

Authority of the Believer | Charles Capps

To understand the authority of the believer, we have to understand the special status of both man and woman together in Creation. Charles Capps leads us in a new reading of the Book of Genesis, as well as of the Gospels.
Also : •  Calling Things That Are Not – Charles Capps.
          •  The Laws of Faith – Teaching Series

Jesus was teaching as one who had authority | Curry Blake

“When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching, because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law”. Matthew 7: 28.

The Rapture—Is It Real? - John 14:1-6 - Skip Heitzig

The word rapture is not found in most English translations of Scripture, but the concept of it most certainly is. Latin translations of the New Testament have the word plainly rendered as rapturo, which simply means a catching away or a snatching away. The Bible presents two stages of Jesus’ second coming: first, He will come suddenly in the air to snatch away believers; then He will return to earth at the end of a seven-year period called the tribulation.

The Coming of Christ – Revelation 19 | Chuck Smith

A solid teaching on some difficult to understand chapters of the Bible.

John Bevere Quotes

“Jesus could call the Pharisees hypocrites and snakes because he went to the cross and died for them. So the next time you are quote "discerning" about somebody, ask yourself the question : could I die for them?”

The Fear of God is Coming! | John Bevere

What does it mean to fear God? How can it lead us into a closer relationship with God and free us from all other fears and anxieties? John Bevere delves into the often-misunderstood concept of fearing God and how it can lead to a deeper understanding of His love and grace.


Do we have a life outside of God? A worthy reminder that we have an enemy in this world.




The Renewing of the Mind.

Developing a spirit of discernment is not anti-Christian. In these times when seducing spirits are at work in the world and throughout the church, having this discernment could save your Life.

In his epistle to the Ephesians, in chapter 4, Paul says that there is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all who reigns over all, who acts through all and who is in all . But we have each received a part of that light, and that is why God has appointed men with a special gift to build up others in a particular aspect, so that together we may come to unity in faith and in knowledge of the Son of God, in the state of adults, in a stage of maturity where the fullness that comes to us from Christ is manifested. In this way, we will no longer be little children tossed about like boats by the waves and carried hither and thither by the wind of all kinds of teachings, at the mercy of men skilful in leading others into error.

One of the lessons that Jesus teaches us in his parable of the tares sown among the good wheat is that it is sometimes very difficult to distinguish the true from the false, the genuine from the counterfeit. Faced with some skewed attitudes or teachings, that are very real, it is tempting to want to discredit the miraculous and the declarations of faith, when it is not Christianity as a whole. And that is what our common enemy wants. Jesus tells us that by judging too hastily and by rejecting such and such a person because of an imperfection, we risk uprooting and drying up plants that he himself sowed. Jesus was well aware of all the imperfections still present in his disciples, but above all he saw their hearts. If the heart is good, the mind will eventually align with the truth. If the heart is twisted, this person will have to be given time to confront their problem. Beware of hypocrites, said Jesus. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inside they are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruits. Do we pick grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles? What kind of fruit do they produce – and do we produce?

How the Babylonian Religion Has Continued to Our Day | Revelation 17

Many Catholics are great people, and many Mormons are sincere and committed. But are their religions consistent with the Bible? What are the facts? In this teaching, Pastor Chuck Smith looks back on the turning point that Pope Innocent III caused the church to take and on the prophecy of Revelation 17.


Another Gospel? by Alisa Childers - Book Trailer

A movement seeks to redefine Christianity. Some think that it is a much-needed progressive reformation. Others believe that it is an attack on historic Christianity. In her book “Another Gospel?”, Alisa Childers describes the intellectual journey she took over several years as she wrestled with a series of questions that struck at the core of the Christian faith. Also:  How to Spot the Danger Signs of Progressive Christianity in Your Church

• Answering Progressive Christian Memes
: Is it a Sin to Cuss, Be Gay, Have an Abortion?


False Spirits vs. The Holy Spirit In The Church – WATCH

Our quest for the supernatural can lead us astray. Many Christians struggle in their life with God, because they need to be set free from demonic revival spirits they got at church, in order to be filled with the genuine Holy Spirit.

Bethel and Bill Johnson’s Bridge to the New Age and Spiritual Fakery.

Bethel Church in Redding California has presented itself to the worldwide body of Christ as a guide for deeper and more miraculous spiritual experiences. That is the bait. But what about the truth?
Also : Bethel's teaching Examined Biblically.

Bethel Redding & Modern Apostles: A Biblical Analysis

Holly Pivec and Dr. Doug Geivett talk about their new book outlining the teachings of Bethel Redding, the existence of the New Apostolic Reformation movement, and the influence the movement has on the broader church through its wildly popular worship music. This movement can be very appealing to a number of Christians from “sleepy” backgrounds, because it is alive, has exciting worship music, and it claims the values of the Gospel. But the deviant theology and practices taught at Bethel make it very harmful.





The Thought of the Month, January 2023


“And they saw only Jesus, alone with them”.


During a sharing, a friend recently met told me that she had been in contact with a group of evangelical Christians. She had gone twice to their meetings, hoping to find an echo to her personal beliefs. But she got bored. And thinking on the reasons for her weariness, it seems that their lack of openness to other paths had marginalized her. She said to me : “What pained me with some Christians is that there is only room among them for one name. Why shouldn't God – if indeed he should be called God or Jesus – be just as much in others? What she expressed is a suffering that is quite universal, as is also the concern to find what unites us rather than always stopping at what divides us. Because if God did not make us all in the same mould, aren't our differences supposed to contain some riches to share?

The power of words.

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I had then dared to say – we were talking about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – that this conflict is settled. The Bible was clear about this: Israel had the favour of God, and though they should suffer, they would rise again from all the attacks and persecutions to which they have always been subjected. And if the attitudes of Israelis towards their neighbours – who admittedly are mostly poor people and struggling with their children to survive – seemed to us bewildering and uncompassionate, these brutal reactions were in many cases justified by the murderous intentions that agitators mingled with these populations harbour against Israel. This friend got angry and told me she couldn't believe it. At that moment, I knew that for her, I was, or we were, we Messianic Christians, from those violent fundamentalists, worthy successors of the Joshuas and the Moseses who during their progress towards their "promised land" did not hesitate to despoil the inhabitants of their lands by slaughtering women and children – the shocking argument of those who reject the God of the Old Testament. … Her sudden annoyance worried me. I understood that by having supported a party incautiously for her sensitivity as a philanthropist, I had lost the opportunity to win to another vision of things, this friend issued from a line of anticlerical and largely atheist philosophers, in reality light years ahead from my too Manichean understanding of things. But above all, I was not unaware of the existence of a formidable curse. God spoke it long ago when He promised Abraham, the Gentile inheritance. He told him that as he and his heirs after him would walk with him in faith in his promises, he would support them in this process. Through an irresistible spiritual action, consisting of blessing those who would bless him and cursing those who would curse him, God was going to allow Abraham and his descendants to regain a world once carried away by the ancient serpent, which is the devil. The issue of our discussion about Israel had puzzled me. Why did things have to go so sour, or what more universal issues were concealed behind this Arab-Israeli conflict? So, when a few months later, I learned that this friend was passing away from a mysterious illness, I felt great regret because of the unexpected turn our understanding had taken. In 1 Corinthians 13, Paul says, “When I have the gift of prophecy, the knowledge of all mysteries, and all knowledge, even when I have all faith to move mountains, if I have not love, I am nothing”. I must admit that by having defended a theoretical position without caring about the sensitivity of this friend, a truly extraordinary person and for whom Christ had given his life, I had in a certain way denied the one who, 'if the Truth, is none the less the Father of all beings and the source of love… Now hospitalized far away, I wrote to her again that she did not have to die, because another has died for all of us. Her passing away was a great loss for her husband and all her friends.

What scares me sometimes is the power we have, said the one I was getting to know – a beautiful person who, because she has an exacerbated spiritual sensitivity, told me that she had had some experiences that seemed dreadful to her, especially in mediumship. Don't get too close to me, I replied, letting my puzzled gaze wander. Those who speak of the things of God carry a heavy responsibility. We must warn, but above all we must bear. “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who cling to the principle will eat the fruits thereof,” reads Proverbs 17:21. A bad prognosis, an unfavourable prediction, are as many curses. A harsh or judgemental word leaves indelible scares. A promise made lightly and not fulfilled makes the heart sick. I missed great opportunities to shut up and listen with a more respectful ear, and later regretted it bitterly. “Do not judge so that you will not be judged, said Jesus, for you will be measured with the measure you have used”. And perhaps, that was the lesson finally learned by those who walked around with stones hidden in the folds of their clothing. “They left all sheepish, starting with the oldest. I don't condemn you either, Jesus said to her. Go, and sin no more”. “Father, forgive them, for they do not understand what they are doing”; “If my kingdom were of this world, my angels would have fought for me”, he said in other circumstances. “I have not lost any of those you have given me”, these were Jesus' last thoughts in the Garden of Gethsemane, before his arrest.


An encounter that changes everything.

A proverb from the Bible states that a soft word can break bones. Like the ice that imprisons the streams, melts with the first breath of spring to let the running water sing the song of the springs, there comes a day when our unrelenting hearts are disconcerted by a child's look, by a regret, the sudden disappearance of a loved one, the unspeakable breath of the Spirit. Blinded and distraught, we are then led by the hand towards the tenderness of things revealed. Precisely : “living water". She had told me that these words were important to her. So to her question about the universality of God across religions, I resisted the temptation to answer head-on. I learned that in these situations, we must allow God to help us in our weakness by proving himself, and not defend him as those whose faith is weak do. I could have told her that Jesus is on a different level of being than all those gods and prophets of the world of religions, or I could have quoted Acts 4:12: “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” This repartee would have gotten me out of trouble on a doctrinal level, but it would have dealt a fatal blow to our conversation and to the trust she showed me in her confidences. It needed a more factual approach, and above all a more personal one, an approach inspired by that of Jesus. Because in fact, are Christians, who are supposed to be an extension of Christ on earth, so different from other people? Does the wind of the Spirit carry me towards words full of grace? Am I myself so fulfilled in the love of my neighbour that I am the evidence itself? Are the miracles of God the area in which I move daily? Nothing is less sure… The commitment remains calculated, measured, mediocre and granted in exchange for a certain peace of mind. The truth is that like many men who were bullied in their youth, I remain imprisoned by shyness. This timidity is not of God and it is not in love. I may tell you one day how I lost my freedom for refusing to conquer it, but let's close this parenthesis.

I then remembered my own encounter with Christ, and I told the one I already perceived as a friend, how, while reading the Gospels one day when I was going through a real storm, Jesus had presented himself in my room, and how his hands had rested on my shoulders to make me understand that he and I were now united for life. In the joys as in the trials that I would go through, it would be enough for me to seek his presence by immersing myself in his words. I went on telling her how shortly after that, God miraculously healed me in a meeting I attended. Jesus had then given the preacher a precise word concerning me, and when he had told it, I had immediately recognized myself, while an invisible and warm hand rested on my wound. My voice was choked with emotion as I told her these things, so many years after the fact. Discovering that God knew me intimately was going to give a new turn to my life. So it's been a long time since you had this experience with God? I was twenty-three. I understand now why you know so much… I got distracted though. It wasn't until about fifteen years ago following my divorce that I realized that I had lived too many years walking beside my shoes, as they say. I then wanted to revive some of the dreams that had been short-circuited when I had allowed circumstances to stop me in my tracks. I had been told that to fulfil God's will I would have to give up my longings and that if one thing felt like a pain to me, it was pretty sure that that's what God was going to ask of me. This famous notion of self-sacrifice? Yes, a notion that is instilled in us by society, for example to justify military service, but also in the countless stories of lives consecrated to God that are transmitted by religion. So I got married and went back to my parents' business in a logic of renunciation. Paulo Coelho wrote in “The Alchemist”: “At some point in our existence, we lose control of our life, which is then governed by destiny. This is where the greatest imposture in the world lies.” I was actually living a double life, because my heart wasn't in what I was doing. I tried in every way to find peace, but I couldn't. Having come to the end of myself, I granted myself the right to take up photography again, and for a time, I felt revived. But I knew deep down that I was still missing another dimension, something very important. And then, I took a slap reading the parable of the talents, in Matthew 25. I knew very well that God had invested something in me because he had told me so, and I understood that I was this man who , faced with the dispossession of his life, had quite simply decided to bury his talent while waiting for better fortune. Since then, I have gone up a step in my commitment by entrusting this talent to the bankers so that it brings in at least an interest ! I'm trying to make up for lost time by getting up to speed with this knowledge and sharing the things that I think I've understood, and God encourages me to do so with all these amazing resources that can now be easily accessed through the Internet. It is nevertheless necessary to make a severe sorting, but I feel guided. I also try to be more open to requests. Good things seem to come out from my mistakes, and I actually have a book to finish. But time is getting short.


The Living Water, or the new nature of the world.

Unbelievable! …And these are once again, only words, she told me. I met a photographer, it was years ago and he died. He had a great sensitivity, and it was he who suggested that I take an interest in these words: “Living Water”. Truly? This photographer must have been some kind of angel on your way! I believe it, because he brought me a lot. Do you know where this expression “Living Water” comes from? No, and I didn't know it was found elsewhere? Well, it comes from the Bible, in John 4. One day, Jesus arrives by the road at the gates of a town of Samaria called Suchar. Samaria and its region are not considered by the Jews from Jerusalem, but it is perhaps precisely what interests Jesus: the opportunity to stop among more relaxed, more open people. His disciples leave him by the well and go shopping. Jesus is waiting, and he is thirsty. Suchar is not our refreshing cocoa drink, however the town's name means 'strong and intoxicating drink'. At the time, everyone must have a means to be able to draw their water, and Jesus did not. Then this woman arrives with everything she needs and Jesus asks her to drink. But the woman is not the “I submit to you my master, here is your water, drink my lord” kind of person you see in old Hollywood peplums. No ! I barely embroider : she looks at him incredulously, hands on her hips, then she says to him : How is it that you, who are an apparently respectable Jew, are asking for a drink from me who am a woman and moreover a Samaritan? Don't you know you're supposed to despise a person like me? Or is it only thirst that drives you to talk to me? She reminds me of those North African women, overflowing with a mischievous and sometimes provocative banter. Or was she in reality a daughter of Naphtali, shrewd, driven by fine words, naturally interested in the presence of this stranger and thinking of the service she could render him? The nuance does not always appear at first glance.

In any case, Jesus answers her : “If you knew the gift of God and who it is who is saying to you: Give me a drink! you yourself would have asked him for a drink, and he would have given you living water”. Thereupon engages a real conversation between two people that these improbable circumstances were able to bring together. God has a way of bringing together people who have something to bring to each other at a favourable time. And the Messiah is precisely there to give us a new breath, a new impetus. We see it so many occasions throughout the Gospels. We believe that life has come to a standstill, but for God, a page has simply been turned and it is time to tackle the next one. Did you lose your job? Here's what we're going to do together. Your man left you alone with the kids? I will teach you to find your pleasure and your safety in me. Have you lost interest in life? Give me what's left of it and I'll do something with it. Did this dreadful illness stop you dead in your tracks? I want it : be healed ! Your daughter is dead? I'm going to wake her up. Are you in the bonds of death? Come on Lazarus, get out ! Do you suddenly feel orphaned following a loss? So here is your mother, and here is your son !

It's true: these are just words. But even if these words do not have the persuasive power of the signs and wonders that accompany those who wholeheartedly believe in the presence of Christ in their lives, simple words can be carried by the breath of life. Angels are messengers who bring a word to men from God. An angel, and the Spirit who now accompanies us, can whisper to our ear without any particular demonstration. The fact that we were in each other's presence, talking about these deep things, when that very morning we barely knew each other, was, as she had pointed out earlier, from the realm of the marvellous. There are events that are imperative and like children, we must be careful not to ignore them. We also see in Jesus a man so devoid of prejudice in his open and respectful relationships with women. Jesus is the anti-Taliban par excellence. He loves without calculation, without limit and without distinction, whether the person is beautiful or rejected by society, affected by leprosy or another disability. He sees, beyond appearances, what the person is in the project of the One who made it. At one point, Jesus still sends the water-drawer to fetch her husband because he would not want them to appropriate this privileged relationship. And there, she is very embarrassed. “I don't have a husband,” she tells him. Jesus, who sees in her as in an open book, says to her: “You were right to say: I have no husband. For you have had five husbands, and the one you have now is not your husband”. Shocked by this impromptu revelation which touches on an area which she cannot open up to anyone, the woman quickly takes stock of the situation. Let's see: this stranger just came up, I didn't see any of my friends on the way here, and I don't see a copy of People's Magazine lying around by the well either, and it's never about me anyway. … But some say that a great prophet, who could be Israel's Messiah, is traveling in the region. Could he be standing there in front of me? It's funny, I didn't imagine him like that at all. The man is nice, and rather sympathetic for a clerk ! And she goes to tell everyone, who she thinks she might have met near the well.

But before letting her go, Jesus still answers some of her questions.

“Sir, ” the woman said, “you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water? Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his livestock? ” Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water. ” John 4.

– A very touching statement. The word translated into English as “living”, is the Greek word Zao. It is used for “live, breathe, be among the living, live a real life, have the real life, the one that is worthy of the name”. Or for “water of life”, or “to have a vital power in oneself”. Metaphorically : “to be in full vigour, to be fresh, strong, efficient”. We find it in : Man shall not “live” (zao) on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God. Or when Simon Peter replied: You are the Christ, the Son of the “living” God (zao). Further in the Gospel of John, in chapter 7, we are given an explanation on the nature of this living water :

“On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified”.


What should we think of the religions?

This person also takes advantage of the conversation to get an educated opinion on a matter that concerns many Samaritans.

“Sir,” the woman said, “I can see that you are a prophet. Our ancestors worshipped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem.”

“Woman, ” Jesus replied, “believe me, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews. Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshippers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshippers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshippers must worship in the Spirit and in truth. ” The woman said, “I know that Messiah” (called Christ) “is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us. ” Then Jesus declared, “I, the one speaking to you—I am he. ”

Jesus answers the very legitimate question which consists in knowing which confession it is the wisest to choose, by telling her that salvation has indeed been brought to the world by the Jews. There is no doubt about it since he himself is this salvation. He admits that the Judaic religion was necessary because it helped to make known to men the will of God. But he announces that a new order of things has come. He tells her that from now on, God has nothing to do with religions, no matter what name you give them. Because what interests him are men who share his very heart and who do so in spirit and in truth. He also tells her, that with him, that time has now arrived ! An illustration of this new reality is the event called “the transfiguration” in Matthew 17 and Mark 9, of which I mentioned an excerpt at the beginning of this page. …

“After six days Jesus took Peter, James and John with him and led them up a high mountain, where they were all alone. There he was transfigured before them. His clothes became dazzling white, whiter than anyone in the world could bleach them. And there appeared before them Elijah and Moses, who were talking with Jesus. Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah. ” (He did not know what to say, they were so frightened.) Then a cloud appeared and covered them, and a voice came from the cloud: “This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him! ” Suddenly, when they looked around, they no longer saw anyone with them except Jesus”.

This passage is very interesting, and I'm not sure I understand everything. But what is obvious is that God, the Father, wants to draw our attention on Jesus alone. Peter is a little confused by the event he has just witnessed, and he would be ready to build a temple to Elijah and another to Moses. Moses represents the era of religious law, Elijah, that of the prophets. Jesus puts them both in retirement because he establishes the reign of the Messiah, a reign which signifies the coming of the Son, a son prefigured by the law and announced by the prophets. Jesus will say that he came to fulfil the law and the prophets. What he means by this is that he himself is the fulfilment of all that had been announced or prefigured before his coming.

However, on closer scrutiny, religions all have one thing in common: it is the pure and simple eviction of the experience of the messiah or the Son, from the daily life. And this is understandable since religion served to fill the gap during the period of expectation of the son, who for millions of men remained nailed to a cross. What is the value of a crucifix ? The risen Christ is alive, to share our life, to teach, to walk among men – this is the meaning of the name Emmanuel. The Son signifies the end of things prefigured by religion and the advent of reality : we are henceforth united with God. Religion is therefore obsolete, useless, insofar as men will accept the new covenant that God offers us through the son.

“This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel after that time, ” declares the Lord. “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. No longer will they teach their neighbour, or say to one another, ‘Know the Lord, ’ because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, ” declares the Lord. “For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more. ”

In Jeremiah 31, God says in summary that he is going to make a new covenant with his people : he will write his law, no longer on slabs of stones, but on hearts. The result will be that from the least of them to the greatest, no one will need to be taught by his neighbour, because everyone will know him. And he adds that this will be made possible because he will forgive all our sins and he will not remember our trespasses. This reset happened the day Jesus died for us on the cross. All our past and present sins, and any sins we may commit, have been forgiven, provided of course that we forsake them. And as a result of this forgiveness, God, from Pentecost and until today, has been able to put his Spirit back into man. The Holy Spirit is not just the spirit that man lost when Adam and Eve were cast out of Eden and the presence of God, but that Spirit is actually the Spirit of Jesus ! If Adam and Eve had possessed it, they would perhaps not have been so easily fooled by the serpent, but that's a pious wish. The Holy Spirit is theoretically limitless, but we limit him by the degree of obedience we are willing to offer him. This spirit searches everything, and even to the depths of God, Paul says in 1 Corinthians 2:10. That is why when we have this spirit, we no longer need to be taught what is good, since we have an inner testimony, no more need to be told how to live with God, since he himself leads us, we no longer need religion, since we are one with God. And if we are one with God, we should also be one with the brethren who are united with their God.

“You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts”. 2 Corinthians 3: 3.

“I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh, so that they may do what I ask of them”. Ezekiel 11: 19 and 36: 26

There is this immediate filling of our reservoir with super-fuel, a living water that circulates and renews itself until we are filled to all the fullness of God.

“For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3:14-19.

But it is not enough just to be filled once : we still need to become what we claim to be. We are only transformed in our inner being by putting into practice the things that the Spirit plants in our hearts. This is what Jesus makes clear when he speaks of a house which is established on sand, and another which is established on rock. The filling is God's part, while the rooting and the inner transformation is our part. Our body inherited from this world will be supported by a healthy and combative spirit, but its renewal will only occur later, at the sound of a trumpet from God, we are told. We will then be made immortal and glorious.

“Before the coming of this faith, we were held in custody under the law, locked up until the faith that was to come would be revealed. So the law was our guardian until Christ came that we might be justified by faith. Now that this faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian. So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise”. Galatians 3: 23-29.

So of course, the rocket launcher – or the “core” religion – could be recovered and instrumentalized by the world, and this formal religion remains a great way to capture and appropriate the allegiance of the faithful. By perpetuating our separation from God, this formal religion remains an excellent means of appropriating the allegiance of the faithful, in order to control the impact of their testimony by controlling the way in which their faith is expressed and is perceived by others. What does the Bible say about religion? Surprisingly, although Moses established a form of religion specific to the Jews after their exodus from Egypt, the Bible is not at all partisan of religion. It affirms that any structure of authority is instituted and willed by God, like a child needs a pedagogue. Although necessary, structures are not an end in themselves. In Exodus 23 and Deuteronomy 6, God explains to his people something that is very important for us to understand. God tells them that he will not lead them into the freedom of their promised land in one step. He said, “I will not drive out its inhabitants until you are able to take possession of the land, lest the beasts of the field multiply against you.” Religion is one of those structures that are necessary to civilize nations. It holds the ground to prevent things from descending into chaos and from an infestation of demonic order, waiting to be replaced by the genuine thing. And it is up to us to gain our freedom in this area. We conquer it by knowing God.

“To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free”. John 8: 31-32.


What about shamanism, healers?

And what do you think, for example, of shamanism and the energies that are said to come from the earth? You do well to talk about it because these are trends that are on the rise. Doctors base their action on the chemistry of the body and healers on the energy of the body. In both cases, the notion of the spirit of man is ignored. Man is not a body but he is an embodied spirit. What we call “energies” from the earth are actually spirits from the invisible world, as in mediumship, a forbidden science because it opens us to a spiritual world that is opposed to God. They are demons. This becomes clearer to us when healers go into a trance state. So I guess we have to put hypnosis in this category? These are spiritual manipulations. We can't let just anyone break into our soul to organize things in their own way. This person could allow in some shadows without our knowledge. Moreover, sophrology is based on this principle. It leads to a different turn of mind, and this can be explained by the admittance in oneself of a spirit of performance. Are we ready to lose our personality to become more successful? I know groups of evangelical Christians which dope themselves at the level of the will by this kind of process. Their hypnotic praise songs and hammered messages are nothing but a form of applied sophrology, which is distressing when we know that these movements are gaining in importance. The disciples at Pentecost were not drunk, nor were they coerced, but they were uninhibited and joyful ! It is said that when the devil can no longer prevent us from witnessing, he will try to force us into a relationship with others that is not natural. These people get really weird without even realizing it. These sciences and practices belong to the rudiments of our world. But the earth was cursed when man listened to the voice of the serpent. The serpent was also cursed. Can anything good come out of something cursed, dead or on the way to be? Christ came from beyond our world to breathe into us a spirit that we had lost. So, as long as we can ask ourselves if something is good or bad, the answer is simple. Some things come in handy, like a box of medicine handy when I have a bad headache, but not everything builds us up the same way.

The return to nature is a very current trend. But most of those who seek fulfilment in this direction have grown up in a context of comfort with a bank account or that of their parents, the full refrigerator, the central heating and the car. Many of us do not know what it is like to be hungry, to be cold, or to be threatened by wild beasts or worse, by men. Most children have never seen a cow milked, or been able to try it. They didn't plant vegetables and understood the difficulty of getting something from the land. So we take a plane to go to a corner of the forest in South America, find ourselves in a camp with same as us, in the presence of false natives who, after having served us an interesting theory on the benefits of a return to “our roots”, will utter a few incantations and make us swallow a hallucinogenic potion that will make us sick as dogs. Then everyone will return home by the same means, thinking of being a transformed man or woman. What about the ceremonies that take place here, in the manner of the Amerindians or the nomadic tribes, at the sound of tambourines, with feathers and rattles? “Creating bridges between the visible world and that of the spirits. To meet the spirit of an animal that can serve as my guide in this life. I use the rattle and the drum to work with the souls, the energies of the living, those of the dead, places, plants, animals, human beings, elements. The goal is to bring back to the person what they need to heal or move forward, and to support them in their change,” says the shaman. Some seem to find it rewarding. I won't allow myself to be enslaved by anything, especially if it's a demon impersonating the spirit of a dead person or an animal. In my opinion, the positive point of these quests is that they make us realize that we are all looking for another dimension of being. The universe of Avatar, the communion with mother earth and nature, or for others, the spontaneous witchcraft highlighted in these distressing television series for teenagers, all this responds to a search for power and balance whose we have a legitimate need to live in this world. Subconsciously, we know that we are born naked and that we will have to earn the position of spiritual authority of the sons of God, which we have in Christ. For that is what it is all about : a growth towards the new world, and not a stagnation in the rudiments of the world under the so-called protection of a spirit, or of an earth goddess.


Can we not consider a soft shamanism?

… Yes no doubt, she said, and I understand that all these resources are the waters of the well, those which cannot quench the thirst. But do you see a problem in a simple and spontaneous approach to the elements and nature, as a source of energy and renewal? Can we not consider a gentle shamanism? Yes, of course, don't get me wrong. But, there is nothing new under the sun said a wise man. Nature is essential to us and I am the first to recognize its benefits. We need to dive back into it at regular intervals to recharge our batteries and to draw some of our balance from it, we also need to interact with it. We need the sun, fresh air, the fragrance of the trees and the undergrowth after the rain, the grandiose perspectives offered by the landscapes. Everything is pure for the pure. …And yet, no, nature is no longer really our friend and it is not our ally.

“Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat food from it all the days of your life. It will produce a mess and thorns for you, and you will eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return”. Genesis 3:17-19.

The earth has been affected like us, so what we reap is in fact what we bring into it. Some pretend they can channel the energies. But I mean : even if those energies were pure, which I doubt, how do I know that the pipe is clean? For, to what extent are we pure, unaltered, insensitive to the disturbances that the earth and our cosmos have undergone, and still able to see what was at the origin? How do I know that the waters are pure ? If there is a corpse in the well, everything that will come out of it will be polluted. The earth is not our bride either and it never has been. When God created man, he confronted him with the still unaltered Creation, “but man did not find there a helper like himself.” In reality, this nature which has fallen from its original glory, and the post-flood man, are strangers to each other. Man, originally a vegetarian, has become a predator in order to survive. The shepherd has become a wolf in his own fold.

“The fear and dread of you will fall on all the beasts of the earth, and on all the birds in the sky, on every creature that moves along the ground, and on all the fish in the sea; they are given into your hands”. Genesis 9: 2.

Being predators is not our deep nature. Contemplation is our nature. Man is made to love. A child grows up looking at what he loves, and he becomes what he loves. Or else, and this is much sadder: he becomes what he has hated too much. God wants us to become like him, by looking at him, by contemplating him, this is the meaning of the word adoration. Nature is an interesting medium, in the sense that it is the matrix from which we were drawn. We were fashioned from the dust of this earth. Nature is a mirror which reflects the action of God on matter. We were born from this process, our bodies having been formed in this factory that produces life, before being invested with the breath that would make us into the image of God.

“Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so”. … “God saw that it was good”. Genesis 1:11, 12

“And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.” Genesis 1:20.

“And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so”. Genesis 1:24.

“Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.” Genesis 2:7.

God shows us man who is a spiritual being from the start. Living beings are taken from the earth but they are sustained by a spirit of life. When the spirit is withdrawn, the body returns to dust. This is where the fundamental difference between creationism and evolutionism resides. Atheist scientists consider only the physiological aspect of life. For them, the whole being is extinguished with the cessation of physiological functions.

“All creatures look to you to give them their food at the proper time. When you give it to them, they gather it up; when you open your hand, they are satisfied with good things. When you hide your face, they are terrified; when you take away their breath, they die and return to the dust. When you send your Spirit, they are created, and you renew the face of the ground”. Psalm 104: 27-30.

The second part of this verse represents the hope that, one day, some life forms that have been lost will return to existence spontaneously, in a sort of resurrection. I am not a an advocate of pets, because in many cases pets are substitutes for real human relationships and they are also a nuisance and a subject of tensions with the neighborhood. But God – and even you – could theoretically raise up a dear missing companion in the new world, why not.

Yet we have grown by receiving other contributions. Man is not an animal like the others since God has placed his own immortal nature in us, which he has not done for any other animal. And therein lies the secret of our immortality.

“Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground. ” So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” Genesis 1: 26-27.

No fox would want to become a mouse. No blackbird would want to become a worm. No man would want to plunge back into the womb of his mother who has aged and is showing the signs of death, or that man would have a serious identity problem. A man would not want to have children from his mother either, it would be “unnatural”. Now, and I may shock you, that is exactly what we are doing with our research on genetic improvement of the breed and with the search for new identities. And on a spiritual level, with the revival of animism and shamanism or that of religion, even Christian. I'm going to sound high-sounding to you, but there's only one thing that can lift us above what we are, and that's the Word of God, it's the Bible. It is actually our relationship to God as described in the Bible.

I have to tell you that if I don't go out into nature, meditating with God, nature depresses me. And many people tell me the same. Walking in nature depresses them. I come across walkers and joggers every day who stare at their small screen, headphones plugged in their ears, and others accompanied by their dog. Even in the midsts of nature, men constantly need a vis à vis. … Here I think I can distinguish myself because I like to go running alone in the forest near my home ! My friends think I'm reckless... I admire you while understanding them a little, unfortunately there are some crazy people out there. Our attitude can protect us to some extent. But unless you find a small paradise on respite, nature is not what it should be. It is very damaged by the exploitation and the superabundant activities of man. And when it's not by man, it's by climatic events. When I photograph, I strive to discover plots of nature in which I can perceive how nature has been able to escape the diktat of man by expressing a little of its spontaneity. Or else, I recognize the way in which man has been able to organize a portion of nature by leaving room for it to express itself. In both instances, it is a created harmony, and not an original chaos. Loggers, before mechanization, were the gardeners of the forest. From now on, they are the knackers of it, and by the way, some expressions of modern art make me think of a form of slaughter of the canons of beauty and harmony. I understand that some people do not feel comfort when they walk through these wounded and gutted forests. Some would like to drive the men out of them by letting the wolves settle there, but that would be another aberration. The solution is not found in nature. The earth will not evolve without man, because God made it for man, and not man for the earth. But man must complete his growth and achieve his transformation. And only then can nature celebrate the new man while being itself restored to its magnificence. There is this passage in Romans 8 that I find jubilant:

“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God. We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the first-fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies”.


The Bible: a dictionary of legalism, or a love letter to mankind?

I wish I could read the Bible like you read it. But I find that a lot of comments are harsh, condemnatory, and I can't find the same pleasure in them as you do. It's also why I like the way you write, because you demystify things by making them more accessible. What you say here touches me and encourages me, so I'm going to share my secret with you. Why does the Bible lead some to feel condemned and others to feel loved and justified? It's a simple matter of position or perspective. When I resume reading the Bible after pursuing the things of this world for some time, the exercise can be tedious and even unpleasant, a bit like a cold shower that one does not want, because a certain opacity highlights my spiritual laziness and my short-cuts. But a cold shower can boost our circulation and bring our thoughts back into place. It's like physical effort : when you get used to it, the thing becomes pleasant and even essential because there is a stimulation and a reward. The Bible is food for our spirit, just like speaking in tongues. However, what makes a real difference to me is knowing beyond a shadow of a doubt, that I am on the narrow path that leads to life. The Word then becomes “a lamp to my feet and a light to my path”, to use the expression found in Psalm 119:105. It springs up spontaneously in me and guides me very practically. I had a dream one night, that was long ago, in which I saw myself walking up a lonely path leading uphill. Down in the Rhône plain, people stagnated in their towns and on their highways of knowledge, even going “to church”, or caught up in their usual activities. All this collective emulation nourishes our need for social life, but it does not engage us in our spiritual emancipation or in our unity with God. What makes a difference is not the fact of leading the life of a hermit, or on the contrary, that of termites, but it is the quest for a truth, in reality the quest for a person, the one who said: “I am the way, the truth and the life”. When you share someone's goals, sooner or later you become their friend. And if this friend wishes to lead us apart on a sometimes lonely path in order to show us certain things, we must consent to it, and that is actually a blessing. The real Jesus is not the collective Jesus that we see in churches, but he is the one who guides us from within and who precedes us on our life path. The happiness of knowing Him is prolonged when we can share this knowledge, and the presence that accompanies it with others, what Jesus calls “making disciples”. But in reality, Jesus mostly made friends, because everyone else abandoned him at some point. And then there is another reason why we sometimes find the Bible austere and rigorous. The original of the Bible is in Hebrew, and in Greek as far as the New Testament is concerned. However, the semantics of these two languages is much broader than the French or the English in which we read these texts. The words used in western cultures are often simplistic and leave little room for a different interpretation than what the translators wanted to convey to us. It is a difficult job to translate one language into another, revealing other meanings that are perceptible in the original language. This is, for example, what the authors of the Mirror Bible have done, which for the moment is only available in English and Spanish. Reading these broader interpretations can give us a much better idea of God's thought and above all, of his love for men.


Who owns the Earth?

But coming back to our subject which is this relationship that man has with nature and with the earth, I would like to say this again: After their fall and their expulsion from Eden, God said to man, and to the woman, that from now on they will have to subjugate the earth and that she will give it back to them by producing chaos and thorns. The harmony is broken. The Garden in question was not the whole earth, but a space that God had organized east of Eden, a privileged place, ordered according to the word of God and in which God had breathed the vital force that characterizes Him. But men have been driven out of this haven and the land in which we now live is the suburbs. The Garden is on the other side of the wall and we can no longer access it, at least in the natural. It is written that the cherubim wielding the flaming sword guard access to it. George Lucas is therefore not the inventor of the lightsaber.

Nature is not only material, but it harbours spiritual entities, and this is something shamans and healers know well. It is no coincidence that our earth is given a feminine identity: Gaïa, mother earth. In Revelation 14, we read these lines that remain an enigma for many of us:

“Then I saw the Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with him the hundred and forty-four thousand who have his name and his Father's name written in their foreheads. I heard a voice that came from the sky and sounded like great waters, like the roar of a violent clap of thunder. It was like the sound of an orchestra of harpists playing their instruments. All these people were singing a new song before the throne, before the four living creatures, and before the elders. And this song, no one could learn it except the hundred and forty-four thousand, the redeemed of the earth. They are those who have not defiled themselves with women, they have remained virgins. They follow the Lamb wherever he goes. They were redeemed from among men to be offered as first fruits to God and to the Lamb. There was no lie in their mouth. They are beyond reproach”.

This passage describes those who are friends of the Lamb and who are likely to accompany him on his return to earth. I am not qualified to give a complete explanation, but I would just like to share what God has shown me and which relates more specifically to verse 4. It is written, in English, that these people, numbering one hundred and forty -four thousand, twelve thousand from each tribe, are the redeemed of the earth "who were not defiled with women but remained virgins". When I read this passage for the first time, I said to myself : oh well, for me it is game over whatever I can do ! But later on thinking about it, I said to myself that if it was over for me, it was also over for Peter, for Paul and no doubt for a good number of the apostles of Jesus whose status or private life. Yet the twelve apostles are the foundations of the new Jerusalem with their corresponding patriarch. It would seem that this group of people are actually the Jews who will be saved through the great tribulation according to Bible scholars – sorry for Jehovah's Witnesses. But all the same, I said to myself on the one hand that this selection criterion represented a serious injustice towards women, who will not be admitted among those close to Jesus, and on the other hand, that the undertone is enormous since it discredits the value of marriage and marital relationships – and women themselves, since to commune with them would be considered a defilement for the man. This understanding was obviously wrong and at odds with the rest of the Bible. So, as so often when a passage from the Bible poses a problem for me, I took a closer interest in the translation. The word woman, in the Greek, is the word “Gune”, and it is in the singular: “Those who are not defiled with the woman”. Why was it translated as "with women"? No doubt the translators thought they did well in making a distinction between the legitimate relationship with the wife, and illicit relationships. But it is also written further that these people are virgins, and therefore even legitimate spouses would be disqualified.

But let's imagine that the meaning of the sentence is in reality: "Those who have not defiled themselves with the woman". Yes but in this case, which woman is it? It can only be a woman in the symbolic sense, in the sense of an allegiance or a cult dedicated to a woman. The word Gune also gave the word Queen in English. We know that John, like other prophets, used cryptic language on certain occasions in order to avoid bringing down religious censure and the wrath of power on believers. In the ancient writings of the Jews, those which describe a pre-Edenic cosmogony, there is mention of the existence of a woman named Lilith. She only appears once in the Bible, in Isaiah 34 :14, where she is compared to a bird of the night. A better translation of the meaning of her name would be that she is the one who sows the wind and reaps the storm. Her servants are seductresses who are called succubi, or incubi when they are male, the night husbands or the night women of the Africans, the jinns of the North Africans, our sirens and our nymphs, but also our cruel vampires. The legend, if indeed it is only a legend, says that she was the first wife of Adam. But Adam would have found her unworthy of him, and he repudiated her. It was then that God made him Eve, a temporal helper drawn from his own flesh and from his dream. Still according to the legend, it would be this Lilith, who, fallen into disgrace and devoured by jealousy, then slipped into the skin of a snake to access the Garden of Eden in order to tempt Eve there and ensure that this original couple in turn falls into disgrace. This stratagem would perhaps allow him to recover his Adam. And that's what happened. God cursed her for what she did, but Lilith remained very present in the religion of the Babylonians where she is a Mesopotamian goddess linked to the wind and the storm. Alternately Ishtar among the Babylonians and Assyrians, Inanna among the Sumerians, Astarte or Ashera among the Jews and their neighbours, Isis among the Egyptians, Venus or Ceres among the Romans, Rhea or Demeter among the Greeks, Diana or Artemis among the Ephesians, the “woman” is present everywhere and she has a hold on everything. 1 John 5:18 says this: “We know that we are of God, and that the whole world is under the power of the evil one”. Another passage from the Bible teaches us that man is responsible for transferring this authority, whether existential, religious or political, to the forces of evil.

“Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread. ” Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God. ’” Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. “If you are the Son of God, ” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written: “‘He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. ’ ” Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test. ’” Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendour. “All this I will give you, ” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me. ” (Luke 4: I will give you all this power, and the glory of these kingdoms; for it has been given to me, and I give it to whom I will). Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only. ’ ” Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him”.   Matthew 4.

Some will object that it is not about the same goddess, but in reality, the same spirit drives them all. She is considered a symbol of womanhood, an astral deity associated with the planet Venus, a goddess of love and war or of fertility and harvests. She is a sovereign deity whose support is often necessary to reign over a kingdom. Evil should not be seen everywhere, and love and compassion spring naturally in man from a vital force imparted to him by God. But when we speak of the mother goddess, or of the mother earth, the Pachamama, or even of the Queen of Heaven, of the Madonna or the Virgin, or when we practice shamanism, the recourse to energies of the earth, energetic healing in places charged with energy, and to a certain extent, when we resort to plants or hallucinogenic or other substances, we draw from one and the same source which manifests itself in a variety of forms sprawling. You know, sometimes we just invented more up-to-date names for old practices. Divination by oracles, omens or tarot, magnetism and its Asian form which is Reiki and Kundalini, or even the secret of healers which is a magic incantation, are occult sciences. They appeal, not to energies, but to spirits which belong to the demonic world. Most healers know this, and indeed many suffer from not being themselves anymore and from being prey to uncontrollable urges. Those who engage in these paths are in reality estranged from God and from themselves, and end up being lost if they do not have this burst of common sense which consists in abandoning their practices to return to God.

“When you enter the land the Lord your God is giving you, do not learn to imitate the detestable ways of the nations there. Let no one be found among you who sacrifices their son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritualist or who consults the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord; because of these same detestable practices the Lord your God will drive out those nations before you. You must be blameless before the Lord your God. The nations you will dispossess listen to those who practice sorcery or divination. But as for you, the Lord your God has not permitted you to do so”.   Deuteronomy 8.

In the Bible, God warns us that we should not have contact with those who practice these disciplines. In Acts 19, we witness spectacular healings, and also a few exorcisms which apparently are sufficiently impressive for a part of the population to come and confess their practices and burn their treatises on the occult sciences in the public square. God wants to protect us from the influence of spirits that he calls liars and who will seek to lead us into madness. It is a dreadful and very organized world. Understand that the Queen of Heaven, for example, is not Mary, the mother of Jesus, but a spiritual entity has usurped this identity in order to be able to control Christian worship. Why are Catholic priests vowed to celibacy? Cybele's priests are eunuchs. In the Bible, the Queen of Heaven is always associated with the Baal, the transgender gods who control populations. Today, we can associate this symbolism with abortion, LGBT, feminists, but also sometimes with defenders of the rights of minorities when they defend a spiritual identity or one associated with the land, and in many cases, defenders of the environment when they make their fight their religion. This woman was destined to be the light of mankind, the bride of Adam. Cursed, it seems because of her proud presumption, not virgin but barren, she might also be that prostitute frequented by the kings of the earth, seated on a scarlet beast and drunk with the blood of the saints, of chapter 17 of the book of Revelation. Its destruction by a new type of government is announced, and its influence will then be transferred to the beast, which is the Antichrist, another figure of speech to avoid a direct confrontation with the power. For the meaning of the woman seated on the beast is the association of a religious organization and a political order, or more precisely of a religious leader and a military dictator. This beast will rise again and will in turn be destroyed at the coming of Christ. For God has now given mankind a very worthy new bridegroom, and that lawful bridegroom is, of course, Christ.


Water that imposes itself through conviction.

The Holy Spirit is the spouse that our inner being seeks more or less consciously. This is why, as soon as we are put in contact with it, the living water imposes itself through a deep conviction that leaves no doubt. You know, Jesus, until he ascended into heaven, was a physical person with the limitations of a person. But Christ is a spiritual being made of light and power that transcends our universe. He created it, and so there is no limit to what He can do, in us in theory and even through us. All those things that we are tempted to seek out in the rudiments of the world are fully available in Christ. But we do not know, because religion has classified everything related to the supernatural of God in “Secret of State” documents : “Strictly reserved for saints beatified by the council of the church”. For example: healing, health, peace and joy, provision and protection, guidance – these things are offered to us in a pure form and without counterpart. But for all that we manage to get out of this world, we will have to give up a part of ourselves, hence the expression “lose his soul”. The notion of a sacrifice once again? You are right. At the difference that with Christ, God himself offered a definitive sacrifice that gives us access to everything.

Won precisely by the superabundant life and by this living water which flows freely from the luminous being who speaks to her, the revivified woman returns to stir up the inhabitants of Suchar, who in turn want to hear him. They immediately believe in what Jesus announces to them, and they throw a party at him ! Unlike his fellow citizens who will continue to snub him. They are religious, calculating, petty people – when I say “religious”, I don't mean like the little sisters and the priests who, when they are founded on Christ, are radiant beings. I do indeed think that you are contrasting the word religious with the word self-determined? It is exactly that. Anyone can be religious – me sometimes. These well-dressed corpses come together to flatter each other and convince themselves that they are better than others who are ill dressed. They judge on appearances and not on the heart, and yet that reassures them. Jesus looks at the heart, and I will never forget how his gaze once pierced me. Faced with this gaze, no one will be able to hide behind a tradition or behind any authority. We are all responsible for our actions and for what we cling to. Jesus was telling the religious that, because they had rebuilt the tombs of the prophets, they were in solidarity with what their predecessors had done when they killed those prophets. Those who adhere to a religion are in solidarity with the image of justice that religion transmits and with the mysticism in which it has buried the truth. It is disturbing when we know how many innocent people died during the inquisition, the religious wars, and more recently the persecution of the Jews and when the church made itself the silent ally of the fascist and totalitarian regimes.


The shadow side.

Yet, she was telling me, I think we all have a darker side, and we have to accept it as part of us. People identify more readily with those who have integrated it and who dare to live acknowledging their shadowy side. We have to be objective and honest about who we are if we want to be authentic. I also read a book which, at a key moment, allowed me to face this shadow side. The title is precisely: “Taming your shadow”. The author explains that we must accept the sometimes unloved side of our personality, no longer repress it but tame it to make it an ally. This will allow us to gain better self-esteem, and from there better relationships with others. This is really very interesting! The Bible also speaks of the old man, who is our inherited personality, and it teaches us to gradually replace him with the new man, the one who is formed in us under the leadership of the Spirit. It teaches us how to bring these two personalities together in a wise way. We can't just ignore the one we don't like, because as Blaise Pascal said: “whoever wants to play the angel, plays the beast”. I also had to go on a journey at some point, to do a bit of trail to confront my old man. It is, moreover, the most striking experience I have had during the second part of my life. I had kept a pitiful memory of what was supposed to be the “journey” of my youth, the one that should have continued for a lifetime. An injury had led to the premature end of the adventure, and to a love tragedy which later ended in the death of my friend – at least that was the perception I had kept of a chain of unfortunate circumstances. Aware of the blockage that remained in me following this failure, I left fifteen years ago, after my divorce, for a kind of pilgrimage in my own footsteps in order to face this memory. During a rather extraordinary trip, I must say, I had to smash with words every piece of the concrete screed of denial that I had cast thirty years earlier on events that were too painful and that I had been powerless to deal with. This allowed the shameful memories and the pain to rise back to light, but also to each happy memory to protect me, while allowing each word, each step, each laughter or birdsong, to be re-heard, each dream, every caress, every scent, to be felt all over again, every misty morning or glowing sky to spark hope for happy tomorrows in the light. My new-found love accompanied me throughout the journey and I was able to tell her in a daily heart-to-heart, each of my thoughts and my desire to love her with all my heart. I have never cried so much, but those tears brought back to life a heart that was dead and withered. Three months later, at the end of the trip, everything was laid flat, in my mind as on paper. I was at peace, reconciled with my past, in full complicity with her and confident in the future. I also met in a dream during this trip, the one who accompanied me during the twelve years that followed, until her death. I received her as a gift from our God, from my love.


No one is a prophet among his own.

And your mother, your family, do they read the things you write? I hope that one day they will have this openness, because I wish I could transmit some good things to them from my experiences. Mom didn't want to read my book which, for the moment, seems to upset her. I made my mother read my last column, that of December. She didn't say anything, but when I asked her, she said she had read some beautiful things that moved her, but got stuck on my criticisms of religion. However, I cannot speak of a real hope without denouncing some of the subterfuges, otherwise I would only be maintaining religious propaganda. There is so much hypocrisy everywhere. Jesus said:

“Meanwhile, when a crowd of many thousands had gathered, so that they were trampling on one another, Jesus began to speak first to his disciples, saying: “Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs.”  Luke 12.

Here's what might be embarrassing, if we're waiting for the day of the big public unpacking. So, why not live in this awareness and be transparent when possible. There is nothing sadder than a sad child, I was writing in my column of December. And there is nothing more pathetic than a follower of Jesus who is silenced by the do-gooders around him. A Muslim or a communist converts to Christ, and he is immediately crucified in one way or another. Satan hates those who escape him, and for his family, the convert becomes the subject of opprobrium on the part of the community. But things can be sneakier. Jesus said: “A prophet is despised only in his country, among his parents and in his household”. He probably knew what he was talking about. Religion wants to ignore or silence what goes not in its direction. Thank God, not all parents are going to want to kill their dissident children ! But they will very often put them at a disadvantage or deprive them of their blessing, a restraint which they will use to put pressure on them in a kind of emotional blackmail. I felt it with my father in the beginning, since I converted while I was working with him. I was young, very immature, and I made mistakes that I assume. But I clearly sensed this disapproval. I still feel it with my mother, to a lesser degree than before, but my forehead has also hardened. Even though they really loved me, my parents had some expectations for me, and one was that I would comfort them about the life choices they had made. And by changing sides, I disturbed their universe and disappointed their expectations. My wife could not stand this silent disapproval joined by part of the family, and she preferred to regain her independence. I didn't know how to protect her. Things are sneaky because we face an invisible spiritual world that manipulates those around us, parents, uncles and aunts, brothers and sisters, and even our children. Moreover, an adage says that God does not have grandchildren.

Yet my mother is a great person when you ignore her positions. She is loved and respected by many people. Reuben, to whom she is linked by the character she inherited, was the eldest of Jacob's sons. He was the firstborn, the son of his father's vigour, the gift his mother Leah could give to her husband to win his love, which was a little sad if you think. The sign of Reuben is the rising sun, and it is the mandrake, a plant with amazing virtues if we refer to the story of Genesis 30. Reuben is the most accomplished of men humanly speaking. He is cultured, hard-working, positive and always encouraging. He is an optimist, a lover of man in his passion and in his achievements. If a word were to characterize my mother's feelings, it would be the word magnificent. And it's not just the green plants : her divinity, the churches, the religious art, the beautiful feelings, the family, the earthly heritage, everything is magnificent ! …but the dissenting and rejected Christ will remain a mystery to her until she crosses the Jordan River, the river of sorrow and tears, to join the rest of the community of those redeemed by the blood of Christ and by him alone. Ruben loved this transitional land so much that when conquering the promised land, he stopped on the way, because he found some green pastures east of the Jordan and the promised land. He founded his own replica of Jerusalem there. I suspect that many Roman Catholics are Reubenites. What a woman wants, God wants it, and if she prays and seeks God, it is so that things take the turn she wishes. Ruben is very protective and mum was an exemplary mother. Oh, I can understand her : she fights for the good of her family and for us to exist. But a faith based on feelings, sometimes leads to a lack of discernment, and it used to annoy my father. However, there had to be this balance between the two, because my father was a leader of the tribe of Judah who swore only by efficiency. There is therefore in her this continual tension to keep up with appearances. Even if her maternal love allows her to support me, Mama systematically rejects anything that scratches a tradition that she carries in her heart as a duty and an honour. She unconditionally supports those who maintain it. She wants to excuse them for everything, to forgive them for everything, to believe that good will come even from mistakes, if it were possible for them to happen in the family or in her church. She feels invested with the responsibility of perpetuating what generations of Catholics, bearers of all the richness of their tradition, have transmitted to her. There must be people like her in society, otherwise we would all have become communists! Laughs.


Come out from among them.

You know, sometimes people pray all their life for God to save their children. And when God lays a lifeline before them, they push it away because things don't turn out the way their romantic minds had envisioned. We guess it when reading the Gospels : Mary, and the brothers of Jesus, were certainly affected during part of their lives by a spirit of conformity to the tradition. By honouring the taboos and the sacred cows of their tradition, exemplary parishioners will deprive themselves, and deprive their children, from the living water of Jesus.

“No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment. Otherwise, the new piece will pull away from the old, making the tear worse. And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins.” Mark 2: 21-23.

Jesus also said that we cannot mix the old with the new, or else things will tear or shatter and all is lost. Living water is the nature of the coming world, and it needs new recipients. One cannot grow in this new identity while remaining in a religiously traditional context. This separation is seen by many as a betrayal. The priests and teachers of the law were furious with Jesus. Losing the parent's blessing is a dreadful thing and Jesus insists that we honour them. Striving to transmit everlasting values to them is the most noble thing, even if it is not always understood at the time. But we must not stop there, because God has made the promise to welcome and take care of the seekers of new horizons. “Therefore, “Come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you”. This promise from 2 Corinthians 6:17 echoes Isaiah 52:11: “You people, leave, leave; get out of Babylon! Touch nothing that is unclean. You men who carry the Lord’s vessels”. “You who carry the Lord’s vessels”: here is a pretty way of saying that we are the receptacles of the Spirit of the living God, in a time when the thing was not yet admitted. God reminds us that, in order to be able to marry the nature of Christ, man must first leave father and mother, that is to say, he must separate himself from the rudiments of the world, as Abraham had to undertake his own adventure with his God. He did it on a simple word that God had addressed to him: “The Lord said to Abram, “Leave your country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land I will show you”. Genesis 12:1. Try to imagine that this God whom he discovered in the depths of his heart and whom he obeyed, was not even known to his fathers ! The Babylonians had enough gods in their pantheon for him to chose from, but no ! Abraham did not have the Bible, yet each of his obedient steps added pages to our Bible. And right now, the online audio Bible is talking about this great adventure of Abraham, and how it continued with Isaac. Trusting in God can open us up to great prospects. In any case, it makes life interesting!


This is how you should pray.

Our words have a certain power. But a word received from God has absolute power and it is in our interest not to let it fall to the ground. We see it for example when Abraham sends his servant to seek a wife for his son in his family who lives far away – a story related in the reading of the day (January 10). The servant Eliezer does not know how to tackle the question. But as soon as he arrives near the town where his master's relatives live, he goes by the well – wells seem to be places where things happen, at least in those days –, and he seizes the first thought that crosses his mind, he prays about it, and things happen exactly as he prays : before his eyes amazed, Rebekah comes out, who will become Isaac's wife ! In Matthew 6, Jesus says :

“And when you pray, don’t be like those people who don’t know God. They continue saying things that mean nothing, thinking that God will hear them because of their many words. Don’t be like them, because your Father knows the things you need before you ask him. So when you pray, you should pray like this: ‘Our Father in heaven, may your name always be kept holy. May your kingdom come and what you want be done, here on earth as it is in heaven. Give us the food we need for each day. Forgive us for our sins, just as we have forgiven those who sinned against us. And do not cause us to be tempted, but save us from the Evil One. ’ The kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours forever. Amen”.

Jesus teaches us to pray for general objectives, but each circumstance is the object of a particular word. God wishes to inspire us with the code or the key which, if we know how to grasp it, will unlock the situation. For this to work, we need to be moving, just as the car needs to move forward for it to be steered. Everyone can understand that if we think that the one we believe in can only act through our ritual prayers and our repeated mantras, or if we have to extol her greatness to confer on our divinity an existence, we should review our basics. We don't want to become Christian wizards. In 1 Kings 18, the prophets of the false deity Baal, in the service of the wicked queen Jezebel and her husband Ahab, invoke their god while manhandling themselves for a whole day for a sign of his existence. Elijah watches this mi'kmaq with his arms crossed. The sign they are waiting for does not come. But then, at a simple pronouncement from Elijah, fire descends from heaven and consumes the sacrifice he has prepared with the stones of the altar and the water of the ditch. God and his angels are only waiting for our adherence to his principles, and our commitment, to act. A prayer in the Holy Spirit sets in motion in the spiritual world, things that are supposed to line up according to the will of God. The earnest prayer of the righteous has great efficacy, says James. In the city of Ephesus, by healing the sick, Paul and Barnabas unwillingly ruined the business and reputation of the Silver Workmen in Ephesus. The makers of these little silver temples of Diana that pilgrims snap up, fearing to see the majesty of her who delights them reduced to nothing, as well as their hopes of profit, start shouting for hours: “Great is the Diana of the Ephesians!”. So that the whole city is in turmoil. The same thing happens when Stephen or the apostles testify of their faith before the Sanhedrin. If we are willing to admit it, the inconsistencies of religion make it pathetic and I refuse to mention this place of pilgrimage which sums them all together. Like God himself, the Bible does not need to be proven or defended. Those who have studied it know that it is totally supernatural. For example : the many words that announce the coming of a Messiah. I am sure that many of these words were written under inspiration, without even those who wrote them being able to understand their full significance. Mathematicians have calculated the probability that these hundreds of concordant prophecies can be realized in their smallest details as was the case, and the figure put forward for these probabilities is simply astronomical. With God, nothing is left to chance.

However, and I must give reason to those who want to see hope for the world in a form of ecumenism or in agnosticism : nothing prevents God from being found, in – or rather in spite of of the religions of the world. Some beliefs are fanciful, others are more opaque or downright infernal. Some are still poetic like Zoroastrianism, even dreamlike like the extraordinary beliefs of the Australian aborigines. For even among these men who have lived cut off from the rest of the world, some say, for tens of thousands of years, there is, in their Dreamtime tradition, the consciousness of a saviour. In fact, everywhere in the world, in all religions, a Messiah is at least suggested when he does not appear clearly. In Ecclesiastes 3: 10 it is written:

“God has made everything beautiful in its time. He has put thoughts of the forever in man’s mind, yet man cannot understand the work God has done from the beginning to the end”.

This is perhaps what many believers have lacked down the ages: the big picture we have of history today. An exciting book was written years ago by a missionary named Don Richardson. In “Eternity in Their Hearts,” an out-of-print edition, he brought together evidence collected from various tribal traditions, oral and written, of a collective Christ consciousness. The synopsis of the book reads: “Thomas Huxley and Herbert Spencer in England, William H. Morgan in America, Marx and Engels in Germany and Lenin in Russia believed that Tylor's 'father of anthropology' theory, was the noose around the neck of religion! They hoped, by popularizing and applying this theory, to provide the planks and nails of the coffin of religion. In order to verify the foundations of this theory, dozens of young anthropologists spread to the four corners of the globe. Just when they expected to find “primitive” cultures uniformly devoid of monotheistic beliefs, they were shocked to discover hundreds of examples of faith in one true God ! The evidence of these facts was beginning to show that Tylor was wrong. Don Richardson recounts, through incredible examples, how the concept of a supreme God has endured for centuries in hundreds of cultures around the world”.


To an unknown God.

Another proof of this universality of the one God and of his Messiah sometimes appears in miscellaneous facts. For example: how can we explain that thousands of Muslims who pray their God to reveal Himself, receive in a dream a vision of Christ, and of Christ Jesus? Will they be able to talk about it with their Imam? Will they find an attentive ear to their experience within their religion? This is unlikely, as it is unlikely that Catholics who receive a revelation of Christ in a dream or by reading the Bible and who wish to bear witness to it in their church, will not simply be silenced or have their experience taken over by their tradition. Tradition lights the candles when the mass begins and blows them out when everyone returns home. It proclaims that Jesus is Lord, but it submits him to the decisions of the pope and the clergy and to the supervision of the Virgin Mary. It offers a simulacrum of awakening which is renewed once a week. But Christ escapes all religious standards.

“Paul then stood up in the meeting of the Areopagus and said: “People of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious. For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: to an unknown god. So you are ignorant of the very thing you worship—and this is what I am going to proclaim to you. “The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. ‘For in him we live and move and have our being. As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring”.   Acts 17.

For many men, Jesus remains this unknown God. Was he a Christian? I will disappoint you : Jesus was a Jew and he was one by adoption. Was Abraham a Jew? He was no more. The term Yehudim designated from a certain time, the descendants of the fourth of the sons of Israel who had the name Yehuda, or Judah in English. His mother, Leah, had given him this name which in her language meant: “I praise you, oh my God”, because she had obtained a victory over her sister Rachel, whom she considered a rival at the time towards their common husband. Each time you exclaim : “Thank you, my God, for granting me this victory”, you are, in the sight and knowledge of angels and men, a Yehudim, a Jew in the etymological sense of the term. Although he is the ancestor of the Jewish people, Abraham was not of the Jewish race but he was from the Babylonian empire. How's that, Abraham, a Babylonian?? Yes, and he also lived with his father Terah, in Ur, in Chaldea. Mesopotamia is the place where the first Eden was located, and Babylon, with its famous hanging gardens, represents the fruit of man's efforts to rebuild in his own way what he lost when he was driven out of the original Eden. She is the diabolical, or earthly if you prefer, equivalent of the heavenly Jerusalem. The Greek word diabolos means to slander, to accuse falsely. It is taken from the word "diaballo" which means to throw through, as one throws the dice, or to juggle. Because he did not want to submit to God, man tried to play a poker game with the devil. But the devil is far too clever for the unregenerate man, he is a master magician, he knows how to juggle even with the word of God. It is therefore from all this distorted background that God asks Abraham to separate himself. He must leave the family ties, the tradition, the religion, the ancestral gods – in fact, everything that has been transmitted to him by the world, by tradition and by his family –, so that God can out of nothing, reveal himself all over again. Through his exodus and the exodus of his people, their journey to a promised land, and the struggle to keep faith in the promises regardless of what their material eyes see, Abraham became the father of our faith. The existence of a new earth will appear to them as a reward for their expectation. It is said of faith that it is the firm assurance of things hoped for, a demonstration of those not seen. It will come sooner or later to reward with an inheritance, those who believe in the promises God has made to them. Even if he was not ethnically, Abraham was certainly a forerunner of Judaism in terms of identity and hope. His first name: Abram, means “the Father is exalted”. After he invited him to leave his homeland and his father's house, God gave him a new name: Abraham, a name that symbolizes: “He who, by the breath of God, becomes the father of a multitude of peoples and nations”. It often happens that God wants to change our name when it does not correspond to our new spiritual identity. It is thus that Jacob the deceiver became Israel, the Prince of God, that Saul, the demanding one, became Paul, the little one, and that Simon the reed that bends in the wind became Peter, the rock. So, if we believe his name, Abraham is at the origin of all the nations that welcomed the faith in the Messiah of the Jews. On a human level, Abraham is as universal a being as Adam and Eve can be. Having gone to do prospecting and having accumulated an inheritance which is now accessible to us pagans, he is like an uncle from America to all of us! You know, these distinctions of origin and races like Arianism, Semitism, blacks, whites, they are nonsense. These differences are very superficial, as a brother can be different from his sister. Jews shouldn't take themselves for something, and neither should we. What really makes a difference is the Spirit we relate to. The Bible says that, as Esau and Jacob fought from their mother's womb, two posterities fight between them. One, represented by Esau, was satisfied with the enjoyment of this earth and the pleasures of life. The other, Jacob, was certainly no better to begin with, but he wrestled with God to rise above his deceitful and petty nature. He saw heaven open and the angels ascending and descending. The Bible shows us which one was loved and favoured by God. In Romans 2, Paul says:

“A person is not a Jew who is one only outwardly, nor is circumcision merely outward and physical. No, a person is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code. Such a person’s praise is not from other people, but from God”.

Paul says that to please God, it is not enough to have a pious appearance, but that one must be transformed from within and that this belongs to all men without distinction of race or people. But from there to wanting to adhere to the theology of the replacement of Israel by the church, there is a step that must not be taken ! God is not finished with this people. Israel plays and will play a key role in late days events. At the end of the big fight, it is Israel that will welcome the return of the Messiah to earth, but after some twists and turns since he will start by welcoming a false messiah. Through the teaching on the tribes of Israel, God also has fundamental values to transmit to us all, unsuspected riches that apply to all of humanity. We must not forget that Israel and Jerusalem, in their meaning, are a model in reduced size of the humanity of tomorrow. Despite all the vagaries and shortcomings it has shown during its history, just like the Church for that matter, this people has transmitted to us the knowledge of the true God and that of the true history of man. He did it at a high price. Israel is, and will remain, the first fruits of the new humanity. This writing goes far beyond what I usually write in the column of the month – I told you that your questions were very stimulating ! – I suggest that we continue on this subject next month, or at least shortly. If we are to believe the story of Noah, we have this origin which is common to all men following the flood. An origin to which science gives reason in its genetic observations, even if it is reluctant to adhere to its historical explanation. Our origins, our mentalities, our convictions, are therefore relatively recent influences, external to ourselves and ultimately very relative. Religions are only precursors, because our individual unity is in the relationship:

Relationship with the Father: “God is Spirit, and those who worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth”. John 4:24. Relationship to the Son: “And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son”. 1 John 5:11. Relationships made possible by the gift of the Spirit: “After these words Jesus breathed on them, and said to them, Receive the Holy Spirit”. John 20:22. “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28: 19.


What about the Essenes?

It was suggested that I take an interest in the Essenes. Can you tell me something about them? …I must admit that your question surprises me. The Essenes were a religious group at the time of Christ. They evolved parallel to the Pharisees and the Sadducees. They are also called Essene Therapists. “Essenianism was the only Jewish sect which did not expect the Messiah and which condemned the sacrifice, in which the Christians did not follow it”. Their existence was rediscovered when the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. They seem to have been wise people who sought an expression of pure faith in a life detached from the world. A few joined the resistance organized by the Zealots against the Roman occupier. The high site of Masada was the scene of a drama in the year 73, when the Romans took the citadel. Many of those who had taken refuge there chose to die with wife and children rather than surrender to the occupier and be reduced to slavery. The Masada site remains a symbol of Israeli resistance. In the meantime, I inquired and I discovered what I did not know: the existence of a church of Neo-Essenians present in Switzerland and in various countries. Their website is sufficiently informative and I was able to gather the information I needed: Here is what Gérard Petitbois, one of their pastors, says: "Essenian means: one who studies God, takes care of himself and do his will (his own will?). It is a movement that strives to transmit the wisdom of a higher world, much like an unbroken river. The origin of the Essenes goes back two thousand years, but the wisdom they claim is much older and is linked to the patriarch Enoch. The movement has expressed itself in different forms through the ages, such as the Cathars, the Rosicrucians and now the Neo-Essenians. (He did not mention the OTS, the Order of the Solar Temple, but all these movements have points in common. There is no doubt that the Rosicrucian sect is dangerous. Regarding the Cathars (the pure ones), those resistant to Catholicism who lived in the south of France, we do not know if their heresies were real or if they were exploited). There are, still according to Mr. Petitbois, several levels of experience. The first circle wants to be open, people come and take what they want, and leave when they want. And then, beyond the exoteric approach to things, there is for people who want to walk in this tradition, a very advanced teaching which engages them in an esoteric version of things, the one we call “the circle of the archangels”. During quarterly meetings, we will advance in this Essene tradition, and through rituals, through ceremonies, we will unite with an angel”… I stopped listening there because I didn't need to know more.

All the sects that claim to belong to Christianity have this thing in common : they have put Christ in the background to follow the revelations brought to a man by an angel. This is true of the Mohammedans with the angel Jebrail, of the Mormons with the angel Moroni who spoke to Joseph Smith, of the Catholics with the angel who appeared to little Bernadette Soubirou, and of those who later appeared to the children of Fatima. But in reality, all sectarian groups invoke a source of influence, or an interpretation, that is outside the Bible and the Holy Spirit. The apostle Paul says that Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. He warns us that even if an angel of God appeared to us to announce to us a different gospel from that which he announced, we should consider him as anathema, that is to say as cursed. This is a serious warning against an overly open and naive approach to spiritual things. Some people don't like the name Satan being mentioned, and I understand them. In reality, the angel's name is Lucifer, a word which means “who brings light, who gives clarity”. Lucifer was not always an evil being, but he became one by his choices. The new Essenes claim the wisdom of Enoch. However, the book of Enoch is very disputed because it gives us certain information on the angels which is disturbing as much for the Christian church as for the sects. Enoch mentions in particular the revolt of a whole group of angels. They decided to follow an archangel, their leader, by detaching themselves from the council of God to establish their own colony on earth. Enoch tells us about the different sciences that these angels then transmitted to men, and he also mentions these angels by their names. He also speaks of Christ, who at the end of time will come with his heavenly armies to imprison these unworthy angels and to repossess his world, which Jude also mentions, in Jude 1: 6.


Should we be open to syncretism, or should we rediscover diversity within Christianity?

All religions combined, the idea that many people, believers and non-believers, seem to pursue is that of a more fraternal and more equitable world, managed like a single state headed by a pyramidal organization. The pope's efforts go in this direction with his new motto : Fratelli Tutti. After centuries of religious wars, we should now make friends with everyone, especially those who are just waiting for the first opportunity to happily slaughter us. However, boredom was born one day from uniformity. So how do we preserve the particularities of humanity that make our world so beautiful and so interesting, while ensuring that our particularities are never a hindrance to others, but on the contrary constitute a richness and a complementarity? The answer is precisely in the twelve sons of Israel : twelve tribes, twelve entities which do not resemble each other but which, by coming together in a way which is not due to chance, will constitute the new Jerusalem, the city or the family of God. Those entities will however need to be purified from their obscure motives by the work of Christ, to form this construction skilfully orchestrated by God himself and of absolute beauty. In reality, each man has a hidden identity that he must receive as an inheritance from God, in order to be able to add his stone to the building. When put together, all these parts will constitute the face of God. The church – but the word has taken on such a connotation that I prefer another term : the body – is a spiritual work in which everyone occupies a very specific place, according to their innate attributions and those they have been able to develop. Expressing this role, unique among billions, must allow us to shine like a star in the firmament, to use the expression of Daniel 12: 3.  In Matthew 22, Jesus compares the Kingdom of God, as a dimension of spiritual life, to a king who sent to invite men to come and celebrate the wedding of his son.

“But, without worrying about the invitation, they went away, this one to his field, that one to his traffic; and the others seized the servants, insulted them, and killed them. The king was irritated; he sent his troops, slew those murderers, and burned their city. Then he said to his servants: The wedding is ready; but the guests were not worthy of it. So go to the crossroads, and call to the wedding all those you find”.

It is instructive to see how God views politicized religion, one that has ignored his calls, despised his prophets and killed his own son. This is why Jesus said that any sin they committed could be forgiven to men, but to keep despising the Holy Spirit would not be forgiven them, either in this life or in the one to come. The self-righteous get lost, but the humble understand, and they hasten to leave behind their gains and their certainties, to prepare for the feast of the great king ! Because even if he invites everyone to his son's wedding, the king still requires those who come to table with him to wear a beautiful festive dress !



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Acts – Jon Courson

The most jubilant story of the Bible is the Acts of the Holy Spirit in the life of the Apostles. That of the Apsotles only? “After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly. Those who accepted the message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day”. At the temptation of wanting to do things our own small ways, should we not learn to let Him take the lead?

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Another year is almost over.

Someone said in 2019: “From now on, the world will probably never be the same again”. The first crisis is almost over, but other more serious crisis seem to follow. Like our lives sometimes, history is not linear but it is a roller coaster, made of ups and downs, of light and shadows. Approaching a vertiginous descent is only exciting when you know that the momentum will take you up to heights perhaps never reached before. What is your recipe in these troubled times, to preserve your heart and your dreams? Everyone has their own secret. For me, it may be walking in the forest in all weathers. Exercise is necessary as you get older. Constantly moving forward, escaping from conformism, and preserving one's heart by considering things with lucidity but in a poetic realism. Regularly soaking up the resilience that the contemplation of nature gives us, forgiving others and forgiving ourselves. But it is also to glean the providential daily manna and to feed on it. I am reminded at this moment of a long-forgotten song by the late Georges Moustaki, whose albums rocked my young years: Les Eaux de Mars : “A step, a stone, an unfolding path, what is left of a root…”. Original lyrics by Antônio Carlos Jobim. We do not make the road, but the path taken makes us who we are. Life is worth only by those seemingly insignificant things, but which when aligning themselves illuminate our path with the light of friendship.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone !


The Thought of the Month, December 2022



“A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a human being is born into the world.”  John 16:21


“Then a very large group of angels from heaven joined the first angel, praising God and saying : “Give glory to God in heaven, and on earth let there be peace among the people who please God.” Luke 2:13-14.


Large format “Women-angels” by Laurence Dubacher.




What will the world look like, twenty to thirty years from now ? What is the prophetic roadmap, and how does Christmas fit into the storyline ?

I am neither a prophet nor a son of a prophet; but I am a shepherd and I pick the fruits of the sycamore fig trees.  (Amos 7:14).

Have you allowed yourself to imagine what your dream life would be like? I'm not talking about a career plan or the dreams that are put in our heads when we grow up in front of television. But just the life you dreamed of as a kid? When young people are asked the question, some already know what they are going to do to buy a house and a nice car and ensure a comfortable retirement later. But many just shrug their shoulders with an embarrassed smile : “Me? Well… I don't know yet.”   What's the use of dreaming since everyone knows that we don't do what we want in life and that we have to work. Me for example : I wanted to spend my time in nature traveling and photographing animals. Not only animals, people also interested me, but especially beautiful landscapes : jungles, deserts, mountains, sea shores and coral reefs. But too many gunshots have made the animals shy, and when you're shy yourself, it's not easier to approach people. The landscapes remain. They are invigorating and rarely disappoint. But having to go through them alone eventually gets boring. So I asked myself other questions : Why do I feel this urge to photograph, if I can't make it my job?   (The content of this page can be voiced by your web browser. First, the text must be expanded by clicking the “Read more” button)

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A small voice then whispered to me: “It's because you were born with the need to travel, to explore, to relate, to report”. Photography would then be a pretext, just as some take a dog to justify their walks? It is true that these four words have pursued me throughout my life. I imagine that if you extrapolate them, they can give meaning to almost every existence. Oh, I tried the adventure, but the adventure brought me back to my starting point. There has always been this alternation: leaving and traveling, returning by obligation, getting married, moving, taking a new job, paying taxes, moving again, changing occupations, accompanying the children, facing life together or facing it alone. Each inclination to make room for us in the sun was followed by a phase of withdrawal and digestion, of inner exploration, to allow the words to come to the surface and give meaning to the adventure, and sometimes also to failure or loss. The journey we are on is an inner journey, and to pursue earthly goals for our own satisfaction would be to ignore what a human being is. I must constantly be careful not to give in to this confinement and that photography does not become an end in itself.

My heart is not proud, Lord, my eyes are not haughty; I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me. But I have calmed and quieted myself, I am like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child I am content. Israel, put your hope in the Lord both now and forevermore. Psalm 131.

If your dreams seem unreachable, if your projects fail and fall apart, if you would like to do a lot of things but you don't have the means, tell yourself that it doesn't matter. Life is more than career, and today is better than tomorrow. We are well aware that many people have to content themselves with dreaming of a sandwich and a place to sleep. Jesus teaches us that this life is not Life. What I mean by this is that we must consider this ephemeral life characterized by the vagaries of our birth and our circumstances, not as an end in itself, but as an opportunity to prepare ourselves for the life that follows. “Delight in the Lord, and he will give you what your heart desires”, we read in the Psalms. Be reassured, I did not adhere to the principle, erroneous according to the Bible, of reincarnation. But you can look at it this way: If we put our personal ambitions on hold and make it a priority to cleave to God, to get to know him, to get to know our neighbor and to know ourselves, we we will thereby acquire a treasure which will have an eternal value. To follow Jesus is to agree to exchange what we will not be able to keep anyway, for what will constitute our eternal identity when God will resurrect us. Jesus tells us elsewhere that whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of him and the good news, will find it for eternity. (Mark 8:35). If we allow our ambitions to direct us, we will become our own little god, and we might be towards others like sorcerers and tyrants. But taming our dreams, by maintaining a safe distance from them taught by wisdom, this wisdom that the Bible teaches us, allows us to keep our sails in the wind. The important part is not the destination, even if there will be one, but it's the journey, it's the encounters, it's all those unforeseen events that happen during our travels and that teach us about life, about others, God, and ourselves. I wouldn't praise laziness, but man was created for rest.



When we understand that our dreams are simply gateways to the next step, we begin to live in the moment. An excerpt from a Woody Allen film was recently showed, in which the main actor challenges a spectator who came back, afternoon after noon, to see the same film again in a theatre. At one point the character comes out of the screen to take her by the hand and drag her with him into his film. We must allow Jesus to come out of the book, we must fall in love with him, we must let him drag us in his adventure. Only then can we say that we belong to him, and not to another. What is called the "Holy Spirit" is simply the spirit of Jesus which was magnified when Jesus returned to the Father. If you wonder what this Holy Spirit might be like, read the Gospels and see what Jesus is like, because he came to make us know about him. It is a spirit of strength, love and wisdom. He is holy, that is to say pure and supremely elevated above all that exists on earth, while being humble and servant. It is the Spirit that Jesus shares with the Father, and that he in turn wants to share with us. So if the Holy Spirit offered to you in your church makes you lose control, roll over and talk nonsense, ask yourself if Jesus would do such things. Ask yourself if Jesus would submit to the mass to be sacrificed again and again, if he would brutalize his wife and children, if he would reinstate the Sabbath or polygamy. Things suddenly become simple when viewed from this angle.

What image of man does the world send back to us? I had been asked for some photos and I was visiting a Christmas market ahead of the season. Beautiful stagings, pretty decorative objects and background music like in those sentimental films that are shown in this season seemed to delight the scattered visitors. Still, something felt wrong in my spirit and that feeling brought back something a friend had once told me a long time ago. This friend had arrived at the scene of a road accident. As he approached the wrecked car, he heard the radio continue to play cheerful, upbeat music. But he had a shock when he saw that the driver was very seriously injured, his face was torn off. Walking through this Christmas market with its painted baubles, its branchy and mossy dwarfs, its effeminate nutcrackers, its fathers and mothers-Christmas – parity obliges, but where has our good Saint Nicholas gone? – in red velvet in the midst of bears, reindeer and snowy owls – perhaps those of the mysanthrope Athena –, illuminated fir trees and garlands, with this heady music in the background, I suddenly felt a heaviness in my belly. I must have felt some of what this friend had taken when he was confronted to this faceless man.

We are approaching the feast of the nativity and I would have liked to pass on to you something more joyful and which inspires hope. You will see that it is all the same the subject of my Christmas message. But sometimes it's necessary to acknowledge the pain, and then provide real comfort and not just a glass of mulled wine. This injured man on the road is our humanity, it's us. Nobody seems to care and it's the normal order of things, since so many generations of faceless men have come and gone. That's why we invented Christmas, McDonalds, holidays. We set small pleasures to make up for the joy we lack. We cover ourselves with other faces so that life is less sad. We identify with improbable men and women, sometimes with angels, but more with demons in these times troubled by witches and death, or even with animals. Esoteric syncretism is our religion, but we call this openness and tolerance.

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this. Isaiah 9.

Yeshayahu, whose name means “Yahweh saves” – announced the most significant event in human history to date. Our calendar is based on this event. Our Isaiah lived between the year 766 and the year 700 before the birth of Jesus, in a period marked by the relaxation of the mores of his fellow citizens and by the rise in power of an army of occupation: the Assyrians. Faced with this threat, God tries to breathe hope into this unlikely little people by reminding them of the promise he made to their fathers to place a just and strong king at their head, and by announcing to them the soon coming of this liberator.

Evil will not always rule the earth. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the response given by God, creator of heaven and earth, to the ambient gloom of a world inhabited and governed by very imperfect men who are subjected to death. The gospel represents hope for future peace. But this peace will surprise those who passively await it. Passivity will disqualify them. A certain prophet used to say: "I am for peace, but as soon as I speak, they are for war". When I talk about the need for people to change something in their life, it stirs up war in the minds. People simply don't see the need to change anything and they strive to preserve the world in its current state. This is actually what the devil wants – the devil is scared to death of the change that is coming to the world. So he makes men happy. Money, sex and games. People will reap what they have sown, Jesus said. I am frightened when I see the recklessness with which young and old alike embrace anything and everything, just because it is trendy, casually identifying with this rebellion against God whose we know it will not last for long. An eternity in hell is a long time, and “especially at the end” as my father used to say. What we believe to be our opinion is actually dictated to us, much more than we imagine.

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour”. 1 Peter 5:6-8

“God is sovereign”. This sentence taken from the Calvinist vocabulary does not mean much, but like the Inscha'Allah of the Arab peoples, it serves to justify inaction. Even my dear, very Catholic mother, cannot contemplate the upheaval that is coming. Her sentence is: “Yes but you know, for God, a day is like a thousand years”. That's right, it's what the Bible says. But God has already granted us two thousand years of truce, so let's not ask too much. There is this passage in the Gospel that often goes unnoticed: “That same day some Pharisees came and said to Jesus: Go away, get out of here, for Herod wants to kill you. He answered them, Go, and say to this fox: Behold, I cast out demons and I do healings today and tomorrow, and on the third day I will have finished”. A mother, grandmother and great-grandmother can't bring herself to think of a deluge, and that's to her credit. Made aware of the judgment that was about to fall on Sodom and Gomorrah, Abraham interceded for his nephew Lot to be spared. Lot was thus able to save his life as well as part of his family. But he could do nothing for the world he barely escaped. “You shouldn't tell them these things. We must give them hope because life is already complicated enough”. I don't know about you, but for me it's knowing the truth that sets me free. I would have liked, like everyone else, to live a good life, a long life, without worrying about anything but taking advantage of all the wonders that this earth offers. And then see my children and my grandchildren do the same. We will experience such an era of peace and prosperity, but not now. Lot's wife froze into a pillar of salt for getting too attached to her background and not being able to make sense of things at the critical moment. God enjoins us to look ahead.

All the stars in the sky will be dissolved and the heavens rolled up like a scroll; all the starry host will fall like withered leaves from the vine, like shriveled figs from the fig tree. Isaiah 34:4.

I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red, and the stars in the sky fell to earth, as figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind. The heavens receded like a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place. Then the kings of the earth, the princes, the generals, the rich, the mighty, and everyone else, both slave and free, hid in caves and among the rocks of the mountains. They called to the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of their wrath has come, and who can withstand it? ” Revelation 6:12-17.

The earth shall not be destroyed – at least not before another good thousand years, when it will eventually be replaced by a new earth and new heavens. But our world is going to have to shut down, in order to be reset. However, not the way those pulling the strings today planned. The current world has a bug, or a flaw if you prefer. It's going to get outright crazy and someone's going to have to pull the plug at some point. God will allow things to deteriorate irreversibly, because the wicked must disappear with their plans, insofar as they will not want to change. Peter, under whose authority the Catholics claim to be, says that the burning elements will dissolve with a crash. He may be referring to what will happen at the end of Jesus' thousand-year reign on earth, a reign that will begin shortly. This reign will end with the judgment of this world and that of all men who have lived, and will be followed by the arrival of a new earth and new heavens which will replace the present world. But what will reach our earth very soon will not only be war, but a series of cataclysmic events. They will come to the world following a bloody period marked by the outbreak of Jihad on a global scale. It is written that one of the plagues that will strike the earth will be pieces of stars that will fall from the sky. These asteroids will not destroy the earth, but they will make bitter, that is to say poisonous, a third of the fresh waters and a third of the seas. Perhaps what the prophet saw in vision was a deployment of nuclear or chemical weapons? Or fragments from a comet charged with toxic elements. In either case, our valiant environmental protectors will have a lot to worry about, especially since the disasters will follow one another and never stop. And it will only be at the height of these events, when all hope of survival has vanished from the hearts of men, that the unthinkable will happen. Jesus will return to save a remnant of humanity. Then everything will be placed under his authority and the earth can then be recreated according to the plan of a new Eden. The second part of chapter 65 of the Book of Isaiah describes this new earth. Yes I know, this is something difficult to conceive if you do not know the miraculous power of God, and it will be even more so for those who will see the state in which the wicked men will have left our earth. But rest assured: this recreation will not take millions of years. It will take place over a very short period and will mark the beginning of an era of peace and prosperity such as the earth has never known – I told you there would be good news at the end ! And another good news is that if you ask Jesus to fill you now with his Holy Spirit, then Jesus will take you to a safe haven, before the storm gets too violent, and he will bring you back with him when it is over. Isn't this yet another proof of his great love?

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favour rests.” Luke 2.

The event announced by Isaiah began with the birth of this child. It was followed by a period of about two thousand years of gestation, or “leaven fermentation in the dough” to use Jesus' expression – of evangelization if you prefer. It will find its fulfilment on the day of Christ's return in his glory, an event which our political world and many religious organizations seek to eclipse, but which is firmly awaited by some die-hard believers. These believers, however, will not see Christ return in glory since in reality they will accompany him. And in Revelation 2:27, it is written that they “will rule the nations with a rod of iron, as one breaks vessels of clay”. You must know that the tolerance for pride and wickedness and for the perversion of the qualities to which God is attached, will then be at a level close to zero. But that is something that the men who will have escaped the great trial that the devil will be allowed to subject the inhabitants of the earth, will wish, because they will have understood what are the intentions of the one who deceives the inhabitants of the earth, and then they will know who Jesus really is, the Son of God, “whose eyes are like a flame of fire, and whose feet are like burning brass”. Jesus, the saviour of the world, will then be their only bulwark against the destroyer.

You have set your glory in the heavens. Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger. Psalm 8

You now understand why Satan sought to kill this child at birth. When he learned that a king had been born, who was to become the Messiah of the Jews, Herod had all the children under two years old, from Bethlehem and the area, killed. But warned in a dream, his parents had taken Jesus to a safe place. A similar event had occurred at the birth of Moses. Even today, we can only be deeply indignant and bruised by the suffering that the devil inflicts on children all over the world. By threatening to kill what is most precious to him, Satan seeks to gain time by dissuading the Lord from intervening. He kills some and perverts others because he knows that children are God's secret weapon. Children have a natural trust and they are able to make extraordinary prayers of faith. "By the mouth of children and of those who are at the breast You founded your glory, to confuse your adversaries, To impose silence on the enemy and the vindictive". Psalm 8:2. I believe, but this is a personal view, that this star which had led the Magi and which had stopped just above the birthplace of Jesus, was in reality an asteroid by which Satan wanted to annihilate the plan of God for the redemption of the world. Mages are ambiguous characters. They are not prophets from God, but they are babylonian astrologers versed in esotericism. It is believed that they studied the writings of Daniel, who was among the exiles to Babylon and who had announced the coming of the liberator, 490 years earlier. Their mistake, when they saw fit to inform Herod of the coming of the Messiah, was at the origin of what is called: the massacre of the innocents. Today even more, innocent children are massacred by the millions because Satan knows that this generation will be the last before the return of Christ and that he will have to fight it. What he does not yet know, is that he will be overcome, and this through the cries of praise and victory of the unborn children who are in heaven. … I can easily conceive that barely born, Jesus, with his angels, had to stop and desintegrate this asteroid in its deadly trajectory. Satan remembered this well when he met Jesus in the wilderness : So, “If you are the Son of God...”. This however is a personal interpretation. But fortunately for us, Jesus never abused his power or his authority but he made himself obedient unto death, even that of the cross.

Josiah was eight years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem thirty-one years. His mother’s name was Jedidah daughter of Adaiah; she was from Bozkath. He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord and followed completely the ways of his father David, not turning aside to the right or to the left. … Neither before nor after Josiah was there a king like him who turned to the Lord as he did—with all his heart and with all his soul and with all his strength, in accordance with all the Law of Moses. 2 Kings 22-23.

When we read the genealogies in the Bible, we realize that God attaches great importance to showing the continuity of his plan through the generations. But the history of the people of Israel shows us an almost immutable pattern: "The king served the Queen of heaven and the Baal in the high places that his fathers had built, and the people did evil in the Lord eyes to anger him. As a result, God delivered them to their enemies”. From time to time, an event comes to relieve this distressing picture, for example, the life of Josiah. The young king decides to purify the country of everything related to false religion and to reinstate the Passover feast. Easter, or the feast of the Passover, "the feast of the passage from Egypt to the promised land", is the foreshadowing of what Christ will do for his people and for all humanity, when he will lead us from the kingdom from Satan to the reign of God, a reality that takes place on many levels.

When he makes a promise, God keeps his promise. He is not a man to lie, the Bible says. The origin of human beings is not limited to our birth. Not only does God describe the genealogy of the people who represent him, but he does not hesitate to give us certain details of their lives. If these may seem embarrassing, the miracle will only be greater. Sarah, for example, was clearly sterile and postmenopausal when she conceived Isaac at the respectable age of ninety. Through this miracle, God shows us that the salvation of men is a miracle and that in the end, man does not have much to do with it, but that it is enough for him to believe. Elsewhere, it is clearly explained that Jesus was born of an unknown father and was secretly adopted by Joseph. The account, however, reveals to us that the Holy Spirit of the Almighty "begat" this child. Mary was therefore made pregnant by a seed of unaltered origin. It is written that Joseph did not know her until she had given birth to a son, to whom he gave the name of Jesus. This means that the brothers of Jesus mentioned in the Gospels are probably the children she later had with Joseph. She herself was of the same nature as us, as the Gospels testify. If she was finally converted and received the baptism of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, she, like you and me, had to struggle with her natural inclinations. At one point, she even thought her son had gone mad, as did Jesus' brothers. Jesus wasn't crazy at all. But he wasn't a man like you and me. He was born with divine attributes which gave his life and his sacrifice a dimension and a universal value. The Jews knew that the Messiah they expected would be a figure of supernatural origins, as evidenced by this exchange some had about Jesus:

“Here he is, speaking publicly, and they are not saying a word to him. Have the authorities really concluded that he is the Messiah? But we know where this man is from; when the Messiah comes, no one will know where he is from.” John 7:26-27.

Jewish scholars believed that the Messiah would be a priest of heavenly origin. They likened him to a mysterious biblical character named Melchizedek, King of Salem, whose name means King of Righteousness. In Luke 20:41-44, Jesus agrees with them when he poses this riddle:

Then Jesus said to them, “Why is it said that the Messiah is the son of David? David himself declares in the Book of Psalms: “‘The Lord said to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet. ”’a David calls him ‘Lord. ’ How then can he be his son? ”

Jesus invites us to ask ourselves the question and to find the answer. Who is he really for me? I looked up to Jesus as a model of wisdom, but he was simply an above average man. Until the day when Christ revealed himself to me in an extraordinary vision. Seeing him as he is, I felt faint, and from that day I know without a shadow of a doubt who Jesus really is. But for his contemporaries, Jesus was none other than the son of Miriam and Joseph, the carpenter of Nazareth, although some had doubts about the paternity of the latter. Now, according to Micah in chapter 5, the liberator would come out of Bethlehem. Jesus therefore seemed not to correspond to this messianic identity. But only at first glance because in reality he fulfilled all the criteria.

I have come in my Father’s name, and you do not accept me; but if someone else comes in his own name, you will accept him. How can you believe since you accept glory from one another but do not seek the glory that comes from the only God ? John 5:43-44.

In John 5, we read that, towards the end of his stay among them, Jesus reproaches his contemporaries for not having known to recognize who visited them in his person, having been sent to them by the Father. He already announces to them that another will come in his own name: the false christ, and that they will receive him. He also tells them, in Mark 6:4, "A prophet is not despised except in his own country, among his parents, and in his household." In John 9:39, Jesus says :

“For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind will see and those who see will become blind.”

The blind joined the side of the road where Jesus was to pass, and Jesus healed them. But he was not limited to restoring their sight on a physical level. Many who seek the light of life have found it through him. Yet some have rejected the light that Jesus brought to the world. Surprisingly, it is those who occupy the seat of Moses in the church organization who are first targeted by his condemnation. There is something dreadful in collegiality when it is directed by the vanity of man. Because of their numbers and the intellectual foundations laid by their predecessors for generations, these people were convinced that they had an infallible understanding. To the point that God himself is a heretic when he comes to question their understanding. They become defensive and refuse to listen to what Jesus has to say to them. As soon as God begins to speak to them, they pick up stones to throw at him, thus condemning themselves to darkness. You know, Jesus is probably the most patient and tolerant being in regard to our weaknesses. Even the most sinister person can be instantly forgiven if they sincerely repent before Christ. But when we read the Gospels and a fortiori the Book of Revelation which describes the revelation of Jesus Christ which is imposed on the lost world in the end times, we are forced to perceive this saddened anger, still repressed but which at some point will be poured out on those who have despised him and who have rejected his offer to forgive us all, by giving his life for ours.

For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise;  the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.”  Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?  For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. 1 Corinthians 1:18-21.

Thus, God sends us a child to turn over our so-called wisdom and to bring things to his level. On this matter, I would not want to feed the confusion which reigns about Tammuz, the god of the rebirth of nature of the Babylonians who is represented in the arms of Semiramis and who inspired the painting of the Virgin and child but even before that, the Egyptian goddess Isis, holding her son Horus on her lap. These myths stemming from a religion considered counterfeit and diabolical by the Bible have altered the perception that many people have of what they call, the holy family, which led them to perpetuate a tradition and ancient rites loaded with curse, such as devotion to the Virgin, the "passion", which the Bible mentions as the mourning of Tammuz, or Ash Wednesday and the Feast of the Dead. Jesus is not at all on same level with this pagan mythology. “You are badly mistaken! God is not the God of the dead, but of the living”, he will say. True, he was born of a woman. A woman who, however, had nothing special except that she was probably a descendant of King David, as was her husband Joseph. But Jesus is not a creature. He is not the son of the sun but he is the son of God, God the creator of the sun, the heaven and the earth. He himself created everything with his Father. Jesus is destined to be the new Adam on earth, thus becoming the spiritual father of a multitude of those whom he leads out of their slavery to sin, towards the glory of the Sons of God.

All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.  
Matthew 5:37.

Through this child, God reverses the wisdom of the wise and intelligent. The religious tend to complicate things and bury them under a jumble of rites and traditions. It is their way of not obeying what God asks of all of us. Jesus says that they close men's access to the Kingdom of God, and that they themselves do not enter it. Jesus makes the things of God simple and accessible to all. Like a child, Jesus refuses the vain speeches and verbal sparring of theologians. When they endlessly argue about how to keep the Sabbath, Jesus heals an afflicted woman on the Sabbath, to show that rest is only good if shared by all. He will also show that he himself is the personification of the rites and festivals prefigured in the Jewish faith. He is the Passover, he is the Sabbath, he is the temple.

People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them.

Jesus was also a friend of children. When my boys were little, I used to tell them in the evening, tucking them in, a story taken from an illustrated book on the life of Jesus. These moments of bonding, and the wisdom we could draw from these stories, were very precious things. Seeing the deculturation and occultation of our society and children, I realize how lucky we were to be able to lay this background. Even if they have not personally adhered to this faith when entering their adult life, they will know where the truth lies when they feel the need to seize it “head on”. Because that is what Jesus invites us to do. “So far, the Kingdom of God has been forced and it is the violent who take it, he says”. Jesus does not want us to be inhibited, fearful, subjected to religious dictatorship or timid.

When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it. ” Mark 10:13-15.

In this text, we are told that the children wanted to be carried by Jesus, and that he himself wanted to embrace them. Our translations have carefully used the words “place his hands on them”. But if we go back to the original text, the Greek word “Haptomai” means to embrace, to adhere to, to cling to. It comes from the root word “Hapto” which means : to set fire to a thing, to light a fire or a lamp. Haptomai is also used for the “loving embrace” of a couple in love. What a telling illustration of this intimate and fiery relationship that our God wishes to have with man, in which he will be able to communicate his own nature to us. What is Jesus suggesting when he says that we should learn from children? Other allusions to children have an important place in the Bible: In Luke 10:21 we read:

“At that very moment Jesus was thrilled with joy by the Holy Spirit, and he said: I praise you, Father, Lord of the heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and prudent, and have revealed them to children. Yes, Father, I praise you for wanting it this way».

Jesus was probably talking about this relationship full of love that the Heavenly Father wants to have with his children on earth. I imagine Jesus, constantly grieved by the hard hearts of religious people toward their less educated fellow citizens, and weeping and laughing at the same time while realizing these things.

You will nurse from her breast and be carried at her side; you will play on her knees. As a mother consoles a child, so I will console you, and you will be consoled over Jerusalem. ” When you see this, you will be happy, and you will be revived.   Isaiah 66:12-14.

We say sometimes that what characterizes a child is the simplicity of the reasoning, or when the intelligence must be muted so that we can accept a preposterous thing. Or we think of naive purity. I doubt that any child is really simple or pure in this world. But what characterizes the child is first of all, enthusiasm, and there is nothing sadder than a sad child. Have you ever been grabbed by a toddler who wouldn't let go? The child binds quite naturally to what for him represents the quintessence of disinterested love and the expression of his own future identity. Watch how confident a toddler is when he suckles his mother's breast. We must draw the love we need to develop and grow, from “Jerusalem”, God's human family, and from God himself who stands in the midst of it. But every child has been rebuffed, disappointed or even deceived in their expectations by a two-faced adult. Being a parent is a difficult role, while we are caught between children who are like sponges, and a violent and decultured society, being ourselves weakened. … Jesus warned us of what would be done to those who scandalize one of those little ones who believe in him… “See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven”. Matthew 18:10. But let's continue.

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. Hebrews 12.

The child is enterprising and daring. And it's not because he has a high esteem for himself, but it's because he still sees what others no longer see or refuse to see. He ignores depreciators, even if he suffers from their rejection. He is bold because he knows within himself that God carries him towards achievements, and that these will open the way and lead the world towards good and useful things, which will benefit everyone. A very current illustration of this spirit could be the career of Elon Musk. Sometimes all it takes is a good or bad word to decide the future direction of a child, whatever his age. “Let no one despise your youth; but be a model for the faithful, in word, in conduct, in charity, in faith, in purity”. 1Timothy 4:12. Even if their objectives are not at the same level, I am sure that Jesus has a lot of sympathy for this man who, through his faith in the good in man, wants to be a catalyst for progress.

In 1 John 3, John tells us : See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.

Do we only believe that we will one day be like God? To be somewhat like Jesus would already be a great challenge. Yet that is what John promises us, and we have nothing special to accomplish, except to keep ourselves pure and available so that he can take us in his arms. God will then transform us into his image, when the time has come for him to reveal himself to us as he is. “Haptomai”.   But beware of the arms of Semiramis, the mother of the lunatics and enemies of the God of Israel – we must not ignore the forbidden alliances that have always been woven under the instigation of Satan between religions, old and new. Beware of the “Kingdom Now” movement, for His Kingdom is not made up of the things of this present world and it will not arise spontaneously. Let us be satisfied with nothing less than a heart to heart with the Creator of our universe, the salvation that is in the new ark which is faith in the work of Christ, and the open arms of our beloved Eternal Father and of his Son, to whom belongs the government – may they be praised forever.

In that day you will ask in my name. I am not saying that I will ask the Father on your behalf. No, the Father himself loves you because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God.   John 16:26-27.

What a discovery ! There are several ways to read and understand this sentence. Can we believe that God, the Father, the Creator of heaven and earth, loves us? That He Himself loves us? That he loves YOU? That he loves you to the point of listening and responding even before you have expressed your desires ? Because he created us so that we have with him this relationship, this complicity, and he now wishes to work with us by supporting our actions with his miraculous presence ! This is what I think I can understand by reading this passage, in which Jesus promises us nothing less than to live in the presence of absolute love, for eternity.



New Years! - Tammy, Jon and Ben Courson

I got hold of this New Year message from the Courson Family. We are reminded that seeing and chewing on the good things is so important in the times of uncertainties.

For Unto Us a Child is Born

Often, Christians wonder if it's appropriate to celebrate Christmas. What is the real story of Christmas anyway? Can God have a son? Jesus may not have been born on the 25th of December, but praise God: He was born ! Join Amir Tsarfati as he navigates through the Scriptures to reveal the redemptive plan of God in the story of Christmas.

The Silent Years: The Childhood of Jesus | Allen Nolan

Did you know that Jesus had a difficult childhood? Psalm 69 contains several messianic prophecies that give us a glimpse of what "the silent years" were like. Jesus went through just about everything a child that is different, born under mysterious circumstances, can go through from his peers. Mockery, rejection, ostracism, Jesus carried all our sufferings to the cross. The prophecies announced the whole plan of salvation and so it is with the meaning of the names in the genealogy of Jesus.

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STRANGE Facts About The Resurrection of Jesus Christ !

Pastor Allen Nolan tells us about strange facts we have never been taught. Most of all, he invites us to understand how the resurrection of Jesus links to our own resurrection and to the soon to happen rapture. A fascinating message.

So many believers are having strange dreams these days that it can't just be a coincidence. God prepares his own. I myself had an incredible dream almost 16 years ago. It was actually a very exciting dream, although there was reason to be terrified with what was happening here. Above all, I was amazed to see how I was taken in the air to a haven of peace where we were welcomed, gathered, and where everything had been carefully prepared in order to offer us an accelerated training. No need to worry, but it's time to rise up and get closer to our Lord.

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is another one.
• Dream/vision from years ago of Jesus return around Christmas.

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I actually thought that it was a demonic dream at first, because it scared me awake. It wasn’t until the NEXT morning, when Jilliana and I were worshiping and having some devotional time, that GOD OPENED my eyes to SEE the revelation being illustrated in the dream.

Jonathan Cahn Prophetic Message: The Harbinger Of The Children.

Jonathan Cahn delivers a prophetic word on what's happening to our children - from Disney to Balenciaga, from Baal to Moloch, child sacrifice, pedophilia, the return of the gods of paganism, and what that means from a spiritual standpoint.




Make way for women !

In Christ, there is no longer any distinction between men and women, admitted the apostle Paul after having forbidden the women of Corinth to teach in the church, no doubt for good reasons because if we are to believe the context, the Corinthians were in serious need of re-framing. But if we go beyond the cliché of the fictitious Amazons of the Greeks or that of the vituperating Yiddish or Latin mammas, women are excellent teachers. Aren't they the ones who train men from an early age? In the church, men are interested in their teaching and sometimes they care less about the people. While the women who know how to hold their office have a maternal fibre which makes them tender and compassionate, like Jesus was. Of course, our sisters did not wait for us to give them the floor to make themselves heard, but some a priori die hard in the church. I would like to pay tribute this month to a few meaningful enterprises that show the value of their work. … To be followed.


You are without rival – Lisa Bevere

You were not made for a dreamland, you were made for a terrifying world. We can't be heroes without a battle. The author of “Lioness Arising” invites us to speak truth with boldness in our day to day life.

Alisa Childers - My Story

As a former CCM recording artist and life-long follower of Jesus, I experienced a period of profound doubt in my early thirties. This is my journey out of unreasoned doubt into vibrant, intellectually informed faith.
Alisa was also part of the music group : ZOEgirl

Dr. Caroline Leaf - Why we need to fall in love with our emotions

Why falling in love with your emotions is one of the best things you can do to improve your mental health! We cannot run from or suppress our emotions. We need to get comfortable with feeling - even the emotions that don’t make us feel so great in the moment. We need to be okay with saying things like “I feel sad” or “I feel anxious”.

Akiane Kramarik – Art is a prophetic Gift.

“Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God”. Many people know to use their art to put themselves forward. But those who can speak of the source, the gestation and birth, sometimes in pain, and the meaning of this expression, are much rarer. I knew nothing about Akiane Kramarik until I discovered recently her prophetic passion for the One who makes our world so beautiful. The way she truly lives what she expresses as “an awareness of our moral duties and responsibilities, and the harmony between spiritual purpose and freedom to live our dreams”, is an example for all who express in a form of creativity.  Actual.

Stormie Omartian

Traumas in our youth can imprison us in patterns of fear. Stormie Omartian had to learn to overcome those feelings and God has taught her invaluable lessons. She shares that light through her books and video teachings.

What Every Parent of an Adult Child Needs to Know
Stormie Omartian | Part 1 of 4

So you were hoping that by the time your child is eighteen and hopefully graduating from school, your task would be over? What no one told you is that your days of serious parenting are just beginning ! First of all, you need to know that it never ends.

Encouraging and equipping women around the world for a life of faith. It is our heart to be a friend that walks alongside you in the joys and difficulties of life, offering Biblically-based content to inspire and deepen your faith and love for Jesus Christ.

Just Between Us

Circumstances can be hard. A broken dream. A divorce. Mental illness. A wayward child. Financial difficulties. The list goes on. At times like these you need some encouragement from sisters who have been there. You need a friend to come alongside you in your messy places, pointing you to hope in Christ. It's our prayer that you will find that comfort and more in this collection of articles for times like these!




The Watchman

Where are the sentries? The watchman is not always he who claims to be. Men have learned that the best way to resolve family disputes is to leave it to their wife – after all, she's the one who brought up the issue. They know that if they don't feed the fire it will eventually go out, and now they're having a good time riding the wave of passivity. Meanwhile, their wife is struggling with the worries of the children at school, her work at home and another job outside, this co-worker who is giving her misery, and her husband who seems unwilling worry about it. How do I know ? …

Mike Golay | The Watchman

Every believer has been given a guardian role, but not all believers take it. From understanding the times we live in to taking a biblical approach to controversial situations, the watchman has a demanding role. What does it mean to be a watchman according to the Bible? What practical steps can we take? Join Pastor Mike Golay as he provides encouragement with his usual humor, for this crucial responsibility.

The Bonds

“I hope you will put up with me in a little foolishness. Yes, please put up with me ! I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy. I promised you to one husband, to Christ, so that I might present you as a pure virgin to him. But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ”. 2 Corinthians 11:1-3.

Divorce In the Church: Who Gets the House? Episode 1
Allen Nolan

Why are divorce, but also sometimes marriage, traumatic experiences? What are the biblical grounds for breaking vows? In this 2017 series on marriage, Allen Nolan discusses divorce and what the Bible teaches.
Unequally Yoked : Who Gets The House? Episode 2




The Thought of the Month, November 2022


Where does this loneliness of the human beings come from ?

Of all the animals, man is perhaps the only one who can feel very alone in the midst of a crowd of his fellows. The idea that we are alone in life and in the universe does not come out of the blue. This loneliness comes to us from the origins of the world, since God says at some point in the Book of Genesis: “It is not good for the man to be alone, I will make a helper suitable for him”. This remark may come as a surprise because when we read the preceding text, we realize that man lived in Eden where he enjoyed the company of animals and that of God. By reading the above, one can even consider that the man is already in a relationship since the word Adam points also to the human race, male and female. Why were these lines added and why does God consider that even in these circumstances, the man (implied: and the woman) are really alone and that this is not good? I have long thought that the narrator had made an ellipsis and a return to develop an aspect of what precedes. But in Hebrew, the word "Towb" translated by good, actually means perfect, excellent, in the sense of a finality and an outcome. God would therefore be telling us in essence, that, at this stage of the creation, things are not yet completed. I believe that we must simply see in this observation, the prelude to a new step towards the culmination of creation, a step in which man himself will have the opportunity to participate. (Click to read more…)

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God – 'Elohiym, literally: “the Almighty”, plural – knew that because the man and the woman were made in their image, being now invested with their Spirit, they would yearn for a dimension of relationship that they had not been able to consider before. A dimension that only the company of a real counterpart or a soul mate evolving in this same dimension would allow them to reach. Maybe another time, I'll tell you what I think I know about the soul mates mystery. For God now introduces a new word for the human male: Ish, and the derivative word Ishah for the creature that has been taken from his side, or we might say, from his dream. Later, the name Adam also pointed to this first man mentioned in the genealogy, who himself gave his wife the name Chavvah, after she had given birth to “a living being”, Chavvah which means “breath of life” as suggests the pronunciation of the “H”, and which was translated by Eve. I learned recently, through the excellent teachings on the Book of Genesis given by Allen Nolan which I linked to last month, that when a Hebrew name includes a pronounced “H”, as in Elohiym, in Ish and Ishah, in Abraham and in Sarah – the newer names that God gave at some point to Abram and Sarai –, or in Israel composed of the roots Sarah and El – the name given by God to Jacob and which signifies: who struggles with God, or prince of God –, it means that God brings into the life of this person this element which consists of his own divine breath, which now becomes part of the equation for the future of this person. But for now, let's try to consider what it means to have a communion, and think of the model from which God was inspired to transpose it into man. To have the beginning of an answer, we need to be interested in God himself, since we are supposed to have been created in his image. How does God experience relationships in his heaven?

When you read the Bible, you quickly understand that the God who revealed himself to Abraham is not at all the god that the Greeks and the Romans conceived. He is not like the dumb gods of the Babylonians and even less like the Odin and Thor of the Nordic peoples. God is not a dominating autocrat, alone in his heaven, to make arbitrary decisions concerning us, and woe to anyone who would draw his attention. In reality, no one has ever seen God, but Jesus made him known to us as the Gospels report. Jesus teaches us that God is gentle and humble in heart, that he has feelings, that we can speak with him as with a man, provided that we show him the respect due to a Father who moreover is a father in his perfection. And as Jesus surrounded himself with disciples, God is surrounded by a council. This council is constituted of angels as well as of other angelic creatures, of the Son, and of the spirits of the righteous who have come to perfection, we are told in Hebrews 12. Of all these beings, Jesus, or Lesous in the Greek gospels, – Yehowshuwa in Hebrew, which means “The Lord of hosts is salvation” –, is mentioned as the firstborn of creation. The term does not, however, refer to a chronological order, but rather to a preeminent position. He was the son of God long before he was incarnated in a man's body, and this is what gives meaning to his virgin birth. Jesus is presented to us, in the Gospel of John, as the Creator Word and as the Light of the world. Not only did God make him participate in his creation, but the Bible says, at the beginning of the Gospel of John, that all things were made by him, and that nothing that was made was made without him. Furthermore, Hebrews 1 teaches us that everything is meant for him. God had even decided, before any man existed, that one day his son would be the mediator of a new covenant, and that he would redeem us by dying for our sins. This tells of the prescience and the perfection of God's plan. If you did not know it already, know that you were created by Jesus and for him, and that your existence in the mind of God goes back to long before your conception. This is also why Jesus returns to this world: to take charge of what is rightfully his. The Bible teaches us that the original creation was tainted. It was taken over by angelic creatures who denatured it. If you don't like this world as it is and if you don't love yourself completely, know that the thing is understood and that it finds an explanation. Soon, a happy ending should satisfy and even rejoice you with the return of the earth to its original owner. For the days of the usurping gods are now numbered and the renewing of the whole creation to its original form is also included in Christ's work of redemption. (See my October column).

The Father therefore, keeps a communion with his son, that is to say, a relationship at all times. It is precisely this type of relationship, totally independent of the notion of sexuality, that man and his wife are meant to experiment in this new creation. Man, united to his wife by the Creator Word, living themselves in communion with the Spirit of God, are the three-stranded rope of Ecclesiastes 4:12. This union is so strong that it would be very difficult to break it. It constitutes the fundamental cell of a human society that God has destined to reconquer the world and the universe. If we speak of conquest, it is because there is a struggle. Indeed, the created world has a dark side and the Bible teaches us that this opposition is made up of celestial entities who rebelled against God – a group of angels who have abandoned their mission and their primary identity and the men who followed them. The origin of this evil is not explained, but it clearly pre-dates the creation of Eden and the formation of the first “men in the image of God”. The world in which we live is thus burdened with litigation. We can however imagine that God knew exactly what he was doing when he created this couple of three, still very innocent in their bubble of Edenic protection, in the midst of a universe monopolized by rebellious forces. Yes, God did create Adam and Eve, having in view for them the reconquest of our world. He did this, knowing that they would inevitably stumble, but in order to introduce the notion of an eternal redemption that would be required for them in order to carry out their mission and to live eternally in the presence of a holy God. Thus, God will be able to demonstrate his strength and his fidelity, through our human weakness which will no longer constitute either an impediment or a valid reason for indictment on the part of our enemy.

This is the reason why, as soon as this new creation was established, the rebellious son wanted to attack this couple – an unworthy son, survivor of a primordial world erased by a first deluge, because there would have been in reality at least two deluges or cataclysms and two restarts, some theologians argue, the dinosaurs having already disappeared following the first one. This son, rejected because of his pride and rebellion and now sick with jealousy, had well understood that his own eviction would be inscribed in this redemptive relationship. By suggesting, “Did God really say?” then saying: “Not at all, you will not die! But God knows that the day you eat of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, your eyes will be opened and you will be like him, gods capable of discernment and self-determination”, his stratagem consisted of discrediting God's motives regarding them. It all started with this seed of betrayal, now buried deep in our collective unconscious. The offensive was so successful that when they very quickly realized that they had been possessed by the one who was hiding in the serpent, the man and the woman, instead of returning to God with confidence, became afraid of him and they wanted to hide and stay away. Then faced with their act of betrayal, they looked for a scapegoat. The woman accused the serpent, and of course the man accused his wife before directing his rebuke at God himself. “This woman you gave me, she was the one who offered me to eat the forbidden fruit…”. Since that day, the sacred union has been destroyed and there is mistrust between the partners who have become mere protagonists. No one can trust anyone in this world. Satan has actually been very successful in his business of dividing so he can continue to rule. His victory is due to the confusion he was able to put in our minds. To illustrate this, someone said to me recently, following a family ordeal: "In any case, the good Lord will have well punished and humiliated us." It's a statement that made me jump, because it emanates from a way of conceiving things that is the result of the dissimulation of the acts of the devil and his ability to accuse God in his place. Of course there will be foreseeable consequences if we put our hands in the fire, but it is the devil who wishes us harm and it is never our Heavenly Father. In the book of Job, after Satan had caused Job's family to suffer great misfortunes, precisely because of his integrity, we hear appalling words coming from the mouth of his own wife, when she said to her husband: “Now curse God and die”. If you don't understand how global politics is controlled, take a cue from this explanation. The devil wages a guerrilla war against God by forcing men as far as possible to accept his own government through terror and violence. He kills people to then accuse God of being responsible for the massacres. He has set up a whole network of beliefs that allow him to maintain this hold, such as this belief in protective entities to which one must sacrifice, a system from which the mafias of the world are inspired. Another web of integration to his anti-God doctrine is grounded in evolutionism, which ousts God completely and justifies the law of the fittest. Jesus said, and we can believe him, that Satan was a murderer from the beginning, and that he does not stand in the truth, because he is the father of lies and there is no truth in him. But let's come back to the theme of the loneliness of the being, and above all, to the solution provided by God to remedy it.

When they disobeyed God at the instigation of the serpent and ate the fruit of the tree which was forbidden to them, it is written that their eyes were opened and they knew that they were naked. Letting the Bible explain the Bible, one can understand that this feeling of nakedness was actually a new form of loneliness. They felt for the first time the fact of being abandoned by the breath of God. This is how death had entered into their being. In Psalm 91 it says: “He will cover you with his feathers, And you will find refuge under his wings; His fidelity is a shield and a breastplate”. Having lost the certainty of this power, since God cannot coexist with sin, their first instinct was to make loincloths with fig leaves. Clothes give us an identity. And not just clothing, but really anything we surround ourselves with that isn't just necessary for our survival. Fig leaves speak to us of deciduous and ephemeral associations. Why are young people who are deprived of a Christian culture drawn into fashions like rock, punk, gore or goth to talk about my time, and now into tweaked sexual identities and trends that are resurgences of exotic forms of paganism? And not just young people. Money, cars, jewellery, philosophies, sports, luxury travel and hotels, festivals, music, food, tattoos, dogs for some or other animals, you name it. I even wonder about the nature of artistic expression, and about what drives me personally to want to produce these landscape photographs. Wouldn't this also be a way of responding to the loneliness of being or an attempt to cover up a certain nudity? Towards whom or what have we taken the habit of running for refuge when we feel this loneliness of the soul? Very often, our spouses, parents, friends or doctors fulfil a role that goes beyond their attributions, which causes their exhaustion and our frustration. But we could talk about our medicines and other drugs, our refrigerators, TV sets, smartphones, dating sites and even our dog. So, of course we have to share with others what in us is worthwhile. But to fill us, we have access to a source of life. And by systematically turning to substitutes instead of taking refuge first in the arms of our heavenly Father, we affirm our state of spiritual orphans and we deprive ourselves of some wonderful experiences that would have marked our lives. For instance when we feel some early symptom of sickness. Expressed trust in our God can allow us to overcome and not fall into the snare of some sickness suggested by our enemy. Then we can take lifestyle measures to restore our health. Our inheritance in God also includes the healing of our diseases. But let's not underestimate the nature of combat either. We still need a doctor or sometimes a psychologist, preferably a Christian, if we are spiritually weak, knowing that healing comes from God. “I bandaged him, but God healed him,” said Ambroise Paré, the father of modern surgery. The same attitude applies to any destabilizing situation that we encounter, because God can carry us through these situations if we trust him. Later, God made clothes for Adam and Eve out of animal skins. They were now exposed to much more adverse living conditions outside of Eden, and dead animals also foreshadow the notion of sacrificing innocent lives to cover their sins and preserve their lives.

As a result of their separation from him, God said to the woman, in Genesis 3:16: “Your desires will go towards your man, but man will dominate over you”. In other words, this imperative need that is now inscribed in you, will push you to seek relational fulfilment in your relationship with your spouse. But unable to respond appropriately to lift you up, you will have by your side a man limited to his animal dimension who can only dominate you. This single sentence contains the explanation for so much hardship on earth. Millions, not to say billions of women, are looking for emancipation, freedom, and men who are more attentive to them and more tender, but also stronger. But how could men become what women expect if these men are not emancipated themselves, and if they are not born again? Much violence surges among men because of the frustration that is provoked by this permanent confrontation with their spiritual condition of sons of Adam. In the Bible, God tells those who are not lucky enough to live in their promised land, that they must pray for the happiness of the country in which they are deported because their own happiness will depend on its happiness. God asks women to let go of their excessive demands, their quarrels, their bigotry and religious fables, and to pray that this transformation takes place in an extraordinary way within their marriage. Our only hope of ever seeing the light lies in a society more imbued with the spirit of God through knowing his word and doing what is his will. A struggle that must be even more vigorous in these times of abandonment of Christian values. Knowing and putting into practice the Bible is the only way to crush the head of the serpent, which is the organ that speaks, bites and injects the venom of betrayal, unfortunately even through religion.

The book of the prophet Ezekiel has an aspect that personally moves me. In chapter 16, God speaks there of a child. But not from a cute, loved, expected and pampered child. No, this child was thrown into the fields at birth so that the beasts would devour him. But God picked him up and covered him with his own mantle. He washed him from his blood and nourished him. Growing up under his affectionate gaze and under his protection, the child has become a young woman of great beauty. God took great care of her, adorning her with gold and the finest garments. When she had reached marriageable age, she was noticed by all the men. Quickly forgetting the benefactor madly in love with her to whom she owed her existence – keep in mind that for God, time does not exist – she placed her trust in her own beauty, offering herself to all who made her their propositions. She gave them the ornaments she had received and then she even sacrificed the children that God had given her on the altar of Moloch... Ezekiel speaks in these terms of God's love troubles with his betrothed: Jerusalem. The story extends, of course, to our western Christian society which God in turn uprooted from the mire of paganism to endow it with a remarkable culture and prosperity, and which then, at the time when it could have recognized where all these good things came from and choose to become the betrothed of her redeemer, has tarnished her identity by giving herself with presents to all those foreign gods who are not God but who were willing to take her.

The fable of this princess ignorant of her royal status from the book of Ezekiel is also the story of all of us. It's a pathetic story, but it still has a wonderful side. For even after she acted recklessly and humiliated her creator, God did not get tired of her. He still draws her onto him, and he even proposes to erase her mistakes and have an extraordinary life and destiny with her, if only she consents. And if the story of Ezekiel weren't enough to convince us that God never tires of loving the wonderful creatures he designed, the Bible also tells the story of Gomer. God had asked the prophet Hosea, a modest and honest man, to marry this very beautiful woman for whom the word fidelity rhymed with frivolity and money, and with a good situation. There again, we can discover and know the heart of Jesus with regard to those who, attracted by some mirage, have gone in the wrong direction, bringing hurt and undergoing a foreseeable return of things. We are definitely creatures that are both simple when it comes to attracting us to take us, and very complex when it comes to God taking us back. But, and I'm going to end with that because it's a great hope, we must also know that this confusing nature in which we live, will not always remain our clothing. Jesus promised that he would clothe us with a robe of fine linen, a new and pure nature, ample and comfortable, in which all the old things will have disappeared and until their memory. There will remain only gratitude, and the jubilation of being free in the Spirit of God. And in the event that we may still be tempted to recall the reckless acts of our past and feel some shame, Jesus will have kept on his dislocated wrists, the mark of the nails, to remind us that we are forever, forgiven and redeemed.


The Unseen Realm - Documentary Film on the Background of the Bible.

Rebellion in the council of God. Spirits of dead giants. Rival gods creating chaos. These are just myths and fairy tales, right? Yet the Bible tells us a completely different story.

George El Khoury | تغيرت حياتي

القصة المذهلة والمؤثرة لملياردير يتخلى فجأة عن حياته المضطربة ليكرس نفسه لمشاركة الأخبار السارة للغاية.

Allen Nolan | 7 People Who Committed Suicide in the Bible 1.

Situational depression, physiological depression, learn to understand what causes suicidal thoughts and how to face seemingly hopeless situations, so as not to be taken away by these destructive feelings.
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Allen Nolan | What Does the Bible Say About Abortion? Book of Amos 12

Does God care about unborn children? Does the fetus have no constitutional rights in his eyes? It seems they have rights in the Bible, if we refer to the terrible judgment that fell on a certain nation where babies were killed in the womb. God cares about unborn babies, and He cares even more about mothers, even when they've made a bad decision.

Curse on the Woman | Book of Genesis Explained Bible Study 13 | Allen Nolan

Let's face it, we have to bear some of the consequences of the sins of our ancestors. But should suffering be seen as a punishment from God, or simply as a consequence of our falling from grace? How we understand this determines our attitude to pain, and indeed our whole approach to God. Also: The Curse on Adam



The Azusa Street Revival, a Textbook case.

The story of the Pentecost event in Jerusalem, after the resurrection of Christ, was the trigger for similar events in the centuries that followed. Most of these resurgences of popular faith have been violently repressed by civil or religious powers. With a few exceptions, however, such as the revival of Los Angeles, which took place at the beginning of the last century thanks to the First Amendment of the United States Constitution, which granted all its citizens freedom of expression, freedom of religion, and freedom of the press, as well as the right to assemble and petition. The Azusa Street revival was the catalyst for profound changes in American society. Many people converted, especially Catholics. Catholics are at the opposite of Pentecostalism, but they believe in miracles despite the fact that the human traditions of their church have smothered the working of the Holy Spirit within their religious structure. Yet the Azusa Street revival was the scene of countless miracles and healings, some of which were spectacular, for example, a missing arm that grew back fully functional in less than a minute under the eyes of the assistance, or a group of thirty deaf people who all began to hear at the same time, and countless blind people who regained their sight. In these meetings, healing had become predictable and even almost certain, so that crowds poured in from all over America and beyond. What characterized the beginning of this revival was the diligent prayer of one man, William J. Seymour, son of freed slaves, then 34 years old. The man spent up to seven hours a day in prayer, and he continued to pray during the meetings. He had been joined by other prayerful Christians, who had come together in a small community. Prayer in spiritual tongues was the indispensable element which activated the supernatural. And as on the day of Pentecost, flames of fire visible from the outside sometimes passed between the sky and the modest building where these meetings were held. This awakening was carried by an unusual fervour, before spreading to smaller communities. The American Pentecostal movement however, like all religious movements, has been the scene of many excesses and even counterfeits of the Holy Spirit, as I mentioned in the September column. Preserving a faithful faith in the teaching of Christ is as important as finding faith. The emphasis must be on the person of Jesus and on his teaching, so as not to drift away and be finally taken over by the enemy through some subterfuge.

The Azusa Street Revival, 1906

Just over a hundred years ago, a movement unparalleled since shook the very foundations of the American church. According to the unanimous testimony of observers, this movement was not controlled by men, but the Holy Spirit had complete freedom in it.

Miracles – How to always receive what you ask from God

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The Thought of the Month, October 2022

Why has any life on Earth been subjected to lapsing ?

This month of October, month of the harvest festivals in some parts of the world, I would like to address the big question of aging, of illness and death. These sufferings which we are regularly confronted with are an integral part of existence. And despite what some hope for and on which they work hard, no scientific breakthrough will allow us to cancel them definitively. However, placed in the context of God's gift of life, one wonders why these things exist. Why would God have given us life if it is to then allow us to suffer the most diverse ills, witness the slow decline of our parents, our spouse and sometimes even our children, before our own disappearance? What kind of god does one have to be to want to subject his creation to such trials, when everything seemed to have started so well? Is there only a God who watches over our existence and cares about our happiness? Or would suffering be, as some minds lacking insight claim, a teaching tool that helps us grow and become better people? To find the beginning of an answer to these questions, we will have to take a detour to a book that describes the origins of life, and sometimes less known, those of suffering and death. You will see that this story gives us not only the key to the enigma of aging and decline, but also the recipe for a return to normalcy, in other words, to eternal life. (Click to read more…)

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Far from being an incoherent jumble of fables, the Book of Genesis is in reality an enigma, a compendium of truths presented in a sometimes allegorical and poetic form. This book is in a way, a photograph of the state of the world. A scientific presentation would have been addressed to scientists and a religious work to religious people. But a snapshot can "speak" to many people, as evidenced by this craze for short videos that proliferate on the internet. It is still necessary to know how to decipher a photograph without being deceived, and this can require a spirit of investigation. You know how scientific minds are, I mean those who call themselves professors or doctors and who will do everything to assert their eminence. I sometimes participate in a discussion forum on photography which is a derivative passion. It's fun to see some trends emerging among the participants. There are those who formulate their quests or requests intuitively and sometimes poetically. And there are those who answer questions in a Cartesian and scientific way. The former are happy to have been able to perceive the possibility of an unexplored path to be debated, the latter make it their duty to bring what they consider to be the ramblings of uninformed minds, to the rules of “a + b”. The same goes for theology and theologians. The Book of Genesis is the subject of debate par excellence. In photography as in painting, it is possible to describe the rules which, if applied, will allow a visual expression to correspond to the accepted and generally acquired criteria of harmony. We can also dissect the physical laws of optics and the more subjective ones of format and composition. In addition, there is all this chemical aspect which makes it possible to capture and reproduce this vision resulting from a combination of photons and electrons, nowadays recorded in computerized form by an electro-mechanical process. Computers make it possible to reproduce all the information relating to an image identically and theoretically for an infinite number of times. But by virtue of the second law of thermodynamics which stipulates that anything that transforms with heat production leads to irreversible decay, the computer components age, and the process becomes error-prone. Man had to accept at some point the idea of ​​the mortality of the universe and that of the limits of energy resources. This law was not the origin of the world, but now it accompanies the law of sin and death. The only thing that endures forever and without variation, is the word of God. It is by it it the original world was created, it is by it that it was subjected to vanity and decay because of sin, and it is by it that it will one day be restored to its foundations, as initially.

As for beauty and the emotion it provides, these are much more elusive things. It is also said that they are in the eye of the beholder who contemplates the work or the creation. But why do we photograph? I would say, basically for two things: to show, and to remember. - Oh no, please don't show this photo! Oh, but why? Look how cute we are: me with my round face and you sucking your big toe! I wish I had that litheness ! Then, you at 18 and me at 22. I wore long hair and you didn't need a bra. With our angel faces, we look like two young gods! Maturity only added to this seemingly idyllic picture, until around the age of thirty. Then things started to go the wrong way and didn't get better over time. Fortunately, we have a few photos left…

Scientists tell us it's the telomeres' fault. These control organs which end our genes seem to deteriorate irreparably over time and replications, a deterioration accentuated by pollution and poor lifestyle, and this phenomenon would be at the origin of ageing. But the Book of Genesis reveals that aging and death happened when man disobeyed. God was forced to take action at this time to prevent an alternate creation from developing alongside his own. Our rebellion forced him to put an expiration date on all animal and plant life. And as far as man created in his image is concerned, he did so by denying us access to the "tree of life". “He placed at the east of the Garden of Eden, the cherubim who wave a flaming sword, to forbid the way to the tree of life”. What does this element represented symbolically by a tree of life, consist of ? Originally, the world created by God was good and even almost perfect. All that was missing was the final touch that would be provided by the man and his companion. This original world assumed no aging and no degradation. In Hebrews 1 we are told that "God through his Son upholds all things with his mighty word." The Bible says elsewhere in speaking of the world: "By your word it was created, and by your will it exists". Taken in this context, the word takes on a meaning that no doubt partly escapes us, and we adhere to it “by faith”. Quantum physicists who study the harmonics of the universe may be more inclined to consider this notion. “The voice of the Lord is like many waters, like the roar of thunder”. “He sends his commands to the earth: His word runs with speed”. “As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it”. (Isaiah 55). In John's Gospel, Jesus is presented as the Verb or the word of God who dwelt bodily among us. What did Jesus do? He was sent to earth to give seed to the reapers, and then he returned to God. Although the world as a whole has not received it, this seed has increased. Jesus also compared this word to leaven which is mixed with flour and which makes all the dough rise. The world was undeniably shaped by the Gospel before it was set aside in favour of merely scientific or philosophical approaches.

An important part of our struggles arises from the notion of property. The Bible says that heaven belongs to God, but the earth was given to the sons of men. This may seem surprising and even contrary to our good Calvinist theology. But indeed, for God, what happens on earth is not his responsibility but is indeed the responsibility of man. Our misfortunes are therefore fully attributable to us, and here is the explanation. Understand that from heaven, God is still managing the supernatural aspect that controls the naturalness of the earth. But man had been put in charge of decisions to be made on earth, and this did not change after the fall. In Genesis 1 it is written, “God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him, male and female he created. God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the sky, and over every animal that moves on the earth”. God entrusted man with a turnkey land, a perfect Eden, saying to him: From now on it is your responsibility to maintain what I have built for you. You can keep this investment in the state and even grow it as you wish. I built this house by my word, and insofar as you cling to this same word, you will establish your own house. But the Bible tells us what happened next: The woman was tempted by seemingly emancipatory rhetoric, and the man was tempted in turn through the woman's affirmations. The evil serpent thus managed to place them under his domination. Both fed on a food that was forbidden to them because of their immaturity, and they had a nasty indigestion. But the first fault they committed was that of having transferred their trust to the snake. By gaining the trust of men at the expense of God, the serpent's plan was to make himself master of men and through them, of the kingdoms of the earth. Interestingly, the woman was not drawn to evil, but was tempted when she saw that the fruit was good and would open her mind. Due to their intuitive nature, many women are thus attracted by esotericism, by divination and by a false spirituality. When Satan came to tempt Jesus in the wilderness, he said to him, after having shown him all the kingdoms of the earth: “I will give you all this power and the glory of these kingdoms, for it has been given to me and I give it to whom I want”. Who gave him these kingdoms? It is certainly not God, but it is man. Jesus could have thought that this proposal made to him was a good offer and that by accepting it, he could then take advantage of it to announce his Gospel openly to all the nations of the world. But unlike many churches, organizations and Christian TV networks today, Jesus knows the difference between what looks like a good plan and what is right. He responds to Satan by quoting the Scriptures to him: “It is written: You shall worship the Lord your God and serve him alone”. Jesus' mission was precisely to challenge the legitimacy of this power, and ultimately to restore it to its true owners. And that is why Jesus said, “When you pray, say, 'Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed be your name. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our bread (your word) for this day”. Because it must be said that, as clever as he is, the devil has little power in himself and the angels of God are very superior to him. But it was we men who gave him our power by doing his will. It is we who give him a legitimacy by pledging allegiance to him. Jesus invites us to do God's will on earth from now on. And Paul reminds us in his Epistle to the Galatians: “Make no mistake: God is not being mocked. What a man sows, he will also reap”.

Adam and Eve have now understood that there has been a transfer of power and they are in complete disarray. Each tries to throw the responsibility of the fault on the other, the man on the woman and the woman on the snake. The man shows an astonishing maturity when he insists on the fact that this woman, it is in fact God who gave her to him. The origin of man's cowardice goes back to those very ancient times. So, as a sad but not desperate father, God comes to console them all the same. He paints before this original couple the picture of what their existence will be like on earth, under this new government. He does not impose a punishment on them, but he explains to them calmly and with sadness, some of the consequences of the loss of the privileged relationship they had with him, and also, what the fact of having opened a channel by which an ill-intentioned spirit will now speak to them and lead them in their choices, will represent for future generations. These consequences are not long in coming. After he killed his brother Abel out of jealousy, God said to Cain: “Behold, sin lies down at your door, but you are ruler over it”. The mindset has completely changed. Instead of enjoying Eden in jubilant closeness to all creation, man will have to protect himself from it. The bulk of man's efforts will have to be directed towards measures for the preservation of his own existence. Creation is not the source of the problem, but it is now moving in the wrong direction. The supposed sons of God are led by Satan and the earth is cursed because of them. This is why the budgets allocated to defence are enormous, as are also those allocated to health, or ceded to agrochemicals. All of these things are necessary, but they are unproductive in themselves and they exist as a result of man's sin and its effects on earth. God reveals to man what is going to happen: "Now when you cultivate the ground, the earth will produce thorns and thistles." A more adequate translation of the word thistle, in Hebrew "dardar", would be: mutation. There will be a license for changes to take place. The model established by God will no longer prevail, but nature will evolve in an anarchic way through random mutations. And this is what happened soon after the fall, so that the current world is only a pale reflection of this original world. At first, there were no carnivorous animals. Man himself was a vegetarian. But again, by virtue of this second law of thermodynamics, the fruits on which he fed no longer appeared and man had to kill animals to survive. It is a sort of downward spiral towards a world that is less and less efficient and more and more cruel and dangerous for man. A world contaminated by bastard beings, part-angels part-men or animals, and which instead of flourishing, cannibalizes itself. This world is the exact opposite of what evolutionary theory asserts. It is in full regression and the methods of reinforcement developed by man using transhumanism and gene therapy, will not save us but they will only accelerate our corruption. It is this corruption that some already imagine exporting to other planets in the universe. That of creation accompanies us in parallel, with extreme climatic events, diseases, famine, limited resources causing conflicts between nations. Viruses and bacteria carried by humans and wild or domestic animals will become increasingly difficult to control.

Not very reassuring, this speech that God gives them to console them. And yet, after having spoken to them in all frankness, God tells them that he will send them help. He explains to them that the seed of the woman will crush the head of the ancient serpent. This promise will come true with the birth of Jesus, the Messiah of Israel, who himself will become the father of a multitude made up of all those who have believed in him. In the meantime, God said to his people through Moses: “Today I call heaven and earth to witness against you: I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Choose life, that you may live, you and your seed, to love the LORD your God, to obey his voice, and to cleave to him: for on this depend your life and the length of your days, and thus you will be able to dwell in the land which the Lord swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob”. (Deuteronomy 30:19-20). God had promised Abraham, who is the father of our faith, a land. This country would belong to him and to his descendants, on condition that his people stick to him and that he obeys what God would tell him. But then, if the earth is the heritage of man, and if the heaven is only a place of temporary accommodation because it is in reality reserved for God, what are we waiting for to claim our heritage and to snatch it from the hands of the enemy? This is what some Christians, Jews and Muslims, are trying to do, each with their own methods and for their own account. But things won't be that way. War and politics won't solve anything. Conquering those seven mountains which are the world's domains of influence, won't solve anything either. Our earth needs a miracle. As was the case in the days of Noah, it will have to – this is essential for a new beginning – be purified from all flesh corrupted not only genetically but also by sin. And that is precisely where we are now.

Jesus said to John, “Let the one who does wrong continue to do wrong; let the vile person continue to be vile; let the one who does right continue to do right; and let the holy person continue to be holy. Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city. Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood”. Revelation 22:11-14.

God had spoken to his people through Moses, and then he did so through his son Jesus. Moses had said: “The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me, from your people, one of your countrymen : listen to him”. (Deut. 18:15). God's plan is moving forward and we must not remain fixed on the instructions of the past, but we would be misguided to believe that Jesus abolished the law that God taught us. Yet God swore by placing his bow pointed against the sky as a sign to men that never again would he resort to a deluge of water to destroy all life on earth. No, this time God will take us through a symbolic flood, and our natural death will do the rest. The waters of the flood are symbolized by baptism, a baptism in which we choose, each individually and voluntarily, to die to this world of which we were an integral part, then allowing God to fill us with a new identity by the breath of his Holy Spirit. This symbolic death and this pledge of an immortal life actually constitute our life insurance and the promise to go through death while remaining alive. In his epistle to the Colossians, Paul says that we are already resurrected as far as the spirit is concerned. As there was once Noah's ark, then the ark of the covenant by the law of Moses in another genre, Jesus is now the mediator of a new and more excellent covenant between God and men, explains the Bible. What is an arch and what is the idea behind the symbol? It would take a theologian several pages of writing to explain all aspects of this object and of its contents. So I will simply say that the ark corresponds to a "privileged space" over which God watches and whose content he preserves in a supernatural way. One of the aspects of the gospel of Jesus Christ is precisely this supernatural space of preservation, or this ark, which is prepared for us. “My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am”. (John 14-2-3).  “Whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses it because of me and this good news, will find it for eternity”. In other words, whoever seeks to spare his life by the means of this world, will perish with this world. “But whoever believes in me will live, even if he dies”. The new ark that will allow us to reach eternity is the Spirit of Jesus, the Holy Spirit, in which God will hide us and preserve us. “For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son gives life to whom he is pleased to give it”. (John 5:21).

All men without exception die one day, in any case until the return of Jesus. But it may be that only those who are deemed worthy to participate in the new world, will be resurrected, at least initially. The big question then is: Who is worthy and who is not? Again, Jesus gives us answers. “I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you”. (John 15:15).  “The servant does not always stay in the house, but the son always stays there”. (John 8:35).   What distinguishes a servant or a friend, from a son? They are quite similar while they are young, the apostle Paul tells us. But a servant doesn't know what his master is doing and he just obeys, says Jesus. The son is in on the secret. He knows the Father. And as he grows, the Father delights in this son because he is doing his will. He gives his life for his sheep, while the mercenary sees the wolf coming and he flees, because he has nothing to do with the flock. “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get?” (Matthew 5:43-46).   “The son inherits everything”.  But how does one pass from the stage of servant or that of friend, to that of son? It's impossible. To be a son, one must be born in the house or in the family, and by the way, the status of son is not dependant on genre in the Bible. And that's where this awesome miracle comes in: We can be born again, Jesus tells us, and the promise is for everyone who believes without exception. But do we want it? Are we ready to die to our scientific or religious certainties, to our identity acquired through our efforts and merit, and to kneel before God asking him to forgive us for our frenzied individualism? In Isaiah 64:6, God says that our own justification based on our merits is in his eyes like a paw that would have served to wipe our private parts. Is this what we planned to present to him when we died? Do we want to be philosopher automatons, full of their own wisdom, or learned parrots spouting heard litanies? Or do we want to commune with the source of Life? Are we now ready to let go of our innate rebellion, and ask Him with tears to reveal to us the tender love of a Father, to cleanse us of our attraction for this filthy world, of its mentality and its false religion, and to welcome us into His own family ? Without this baptism and without the new birth, we already experience death, even though we are still alive. But once we are born of the Spirit of God and his word, we are alive for eternity, even though our shell will continue to deteriorate and eventually die. The important thing is not the body because what has been taken from the dust will have to return to the dust. If our spirits are bound to God in this kind of marriage to which Christ invites us, then God will endow us with a body in His time. And believe me, it's a safe bet that when we have seen the new model elaborated in heaven, we will not regret for a single second of eternity the old Adamic body that some spend a lot of time exalting in front of their mirror.


“Whoever believes in the Son of God accepts this testimony. Whoever does not believe God has made him out to be a liar, because they have not believed the testimony God has given about his Son. And this is the testimony : God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.  1 John 5:10-12

What will your life be like when Jesus restores his rule on earth? God gives us a glimpse of it in Isaiah 65.
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Understanding Genesis is fundamental to understanding what the gospel of Jesus is all about.

Book of Genesis Explained | Allen Nolan

In this introduction to the Book of Genesis Bible Study, you'll learn all about the first book of the Torah as found in the Old Testament of the Bible. From creation, Adam and Eve, Noah's Ark to Joseph and his coat of many colors, we hope you find this in-depth look at Genesis from Pastor Allen Nolan helpful!

Like Those Who Dream | Amir Tsarfati

"When the Lord brought back the captivity of Zion, we were like those who dream." (Psalm 126:1) God uses dreams, sometimes to speak, to warn, or even to encourage. But there are also times when being like someone who dreams means you simply can't believe the incredible events that you are witnessing.

Amir Tsarfati: The Tree of Life

There is a lot of speculation surrounding the Tree of Life - a unique tree first presented in the Garden of Eden and fully accessible to Adam and Eve. However, after they participated in the sin of the world, they were immediately forbidden access to this tree. What did this mean for Adam and Eve?

Good or God? | John Bevere

The distinction seems pretty straightforward. But is that all there is to it? If good is so obvious, why does the Bible say that we need discernment to recognize it? Good or God? will help safeguard you from deception that can lead to apostasy. Getting the discernment will empower you to engage with God on a level that impacts every aspect of your life.

Live Unoffendable | John Bevere

Indignation against evil does not justify anger. The author of the bestseller “The bait of Satan” invites us to check if in our lives there remains a root of bitterness that would poison our existence and our relationships through offense. Going further, he invites us to learn to live without being offended. A most important message, according to Matthew 6:12.

WHY Bitterness is Dangerous! | Secret to Forgiveness Episode 1

In this super helpful series, Allen Nolan talks about what the Bible has to say about forgiveness, and why it is so important to the Christian faith. Do you struggle like me sometimes with forgiveness when someone has wronged you? Then this series is for US!

POWERFUL PRAYERS | Plead The Blood Of Jesus For the Protection of your House

The fight is not ours, but it's the Lord's. “No weapons forged against you will prosper”, says God. “Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him, I will protect him, because he knows my name”. It is time to get hold of the true meaning of Passover.

The Great Reset and the Coming New World Order
– Charlie Kirk

What happens when most people think of themselves as gods? Well, some will think of themselves as super gods and want to rule the rest of us. Gods can decide who can live and who must go. Start analysing what is happening in the world.


The Thought of the Month, September 2022


Michael W. Smith - Surrounded + Worship

When everything has become doom and gloom, there is one more thing that we can do, and it's to throw our crowns at the Lamb's feet. Our reality is in the Lord and we acknowledge it through worship.

This 60-Second Prayer Will Change Your Life!

“At twenty-one I was as far from hopeful as anyone could get. Maybe as far as you are now.” These are the words of Cristina Baker as she considered her traumatic life: from childhood abuse to troubled teen years, to a descent into substance abuse, Cristina both understands and resonates how easy it is to lose hope. Until she meets the Hero of Hope, Jesus. Today, she is also a TikTok influencer.

Prayers That Will Bring Deliverance To Your Children

One of the most efficient ways the devil can hit and discourage Christians is through their children. Know that if you have the right attitude, you can counter his bad plans and lead your beloved to salvation.


Finding faith is a good thing, but meeting the real Christ is even better !

A dear friend recently said to me : “We must take Christ as an example, and there are many people who are christs in this world”. As I was surprised by what he was saying, he specified that for him, good people are "christs" in their own way. I replied that many people are indeed indwelt by the spirit of Christ. But from there to following them in their particular views, there is a step I would personally not take. After explaining to him what I meant, he agreed.

“For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and they will deceive many” said Jesus. (Matthew 24:5)

What is true on the religious level is also valid in politics. Why is the world going through all this upheaval with transitional governments bent on change that are actually put in place by dark interests to undermine our constitutional values, with economies that are collapsing, others that are strengthened, the emergence of a health dictatorship, religious policies that lead observers to hate God himself and now, the threat of a third world war? If these circumstances were purely accidental, we would have a completely different approach to the problem. No, this precariousness and a climate of anxiety are voluntarily established and maintained to lead us to desire an authoritarian and strong political intervention, new laws, a form of centralized power and a new distribution of wealth. The explanation is simple: everything that God has put in place for our good, the devil hates it and he will be given for a time the possibility of destroying it. The collapse of our world has been carefully planned as part of a takeover of power, and believe those who study the phenomenon, we are not heading better times. It is now vital for everyone to find out where their lifeline is.

Bible Verses About False Teachers

“if you cannot prevent them from progressing, then lead them astray”.


We have entered a period of great confusion. Not only in the world, where information is manipulated and biased in an attempt to condition us in order for us to accept the coming great “reset”, but also in the churches and mainly those who are on the lookout for novelties. The reset is the way imagined by the deranged minds of modern sorcerers to rebuild the systems of thought and functioning of the world, on the madness of transhumanism, after having wiped the slate clean of our Judeo-Christian foundations. The general idea is that Christians have had their chance to prove the existence of God and to save the world, but now, man must become reasonable. He must support himself independently of morality and compassion and by all the means at his disposal, scientific and repressive, in the line of the evolutionary competition. In other words, it's okay to kill those who are weaker and less clever than us, because that's how we were able to bring ourselves into existence, and it is now the only solution so that humanity can survive a global starvation. This is what most of our intelligentsia has adhered to, and this is what you support if you vote socialist. God granted us two thousand years to try to civilize the world, it will now only take them about fifteen years to bring hell on earth. (Click to read more…)

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A frontal attack would be tricky. But you know this military and political formula: “If you can't stop them from progressing, then make sure that they get lost”. This strategy, the enemy has applied it successfully throughout the history of the world and of the church, where each desire for revival was very quickly recovered in favour of new doctrines, deviating from the biblical foundation. Thus were born the sectarian movements like Islam, Catholicism and Orthodoxism, and later the post reformation movements including the Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses and other Adventists. How do you recognize that a movement has deviated from its evangelical foundation? It is when individuals have lost this direct link with Christ through the Holy Spirit, and now deprived of this inner light, they turn to men and to religion to receive guidance and instructions. They are these blind people who direct other blind people of whom Jesus speaks, and who all move towards a pit. But what was Jesus thinking when he shared the parable of the tares sown by his adversary and now growing in his own field, among the good seed? Would there be a false Holy Spirit ? … A new movement was born a few years ago and its influence is currently sweeping through many of the Evangelical churches.

Born in the United States for its theology but actually in India for the spirits that support it, this movement also known as the Toronto blessing is spreading rapidly across the world and has even reached my conservative Switzerland. I personally know pastors and leaders of youth movements who are very appreciated as men of God, and who have nevertheless fallen into the trap. This tells you how real the seduction is. Two things make it easy to recognize this movement : It teaches a false theology based on the fact that Jesus would have appointed new apostles especially for this time, and that they would have received complementary revelations, a kind of addition to the Gospel. Their disciples, those who have gone through the “school of the supernatural” at Bethel Church in Reddings, California, or belong to the Vineyeard movement, and have been "activated” by receiving the “anointing”, also have very strange manners. They twitch or rock back and forth in their prayer and preaching. They are constrained and in pain. Their attitudes are reminiscent of the Orientals and more particularly the Hindus in the exercise of their religion. This theology is called NAR, for New Apostolic Reformation, and what they believe is the Holy Spirit, is actually the spirits of the Gurus and the Kundalini awakening of New Age. They teach a gospel called "Kingdom Now," which is not unlike the "Hippie" movement of the 1960s, striving to convert the world to a kind of modern social Christianity.

These are not coincidences because that's where it all started, when these idealists from all over the world, following the "flower children" of San Francisco who reacted against the militaristic society and the war in Vietnam, went to India and Nepal to seek spirituality in psychedelia and psychotropic drugs. The spirits they brought back with them then touched a fringe of the American evangelical world. It has since been forgotten where the spirits came from, and these sickly symptoms are attributed to a baptism in the Spirit of God, as in the first chapter of the book of Acts. But unlike the disciples who were filled with the Holy Spirit and with disinhibiting boldness on the day of Pentecost, the experience leads them to have demeaning and blasphemous attitudes, as this repentant pastor relates. These people are driven by a sweet idealism. They often start out as sincere, born-again Christians. They love the Lord and want his glory to be revealed to the world. They imagine that when much of the world is converted to their social gospel, then Jesus can be said to have returned to earth. They work to prepare the world for the return of Jesus. The approach is humanistic and it can be tempting. But this teaching is not in agreement with what the Scriptures say. Jesus promised us blessings if we follow his Spirit, but with the persecution of the world, a world that is condemned. He has also prepared a way out for us: “I am going to prepare a place for you, so that where I am you will also be there”. Satan had tempted Jesus in the wilderness. Wanting to avoid Jesus being sacrificed for our sins, he aspired to short-circuit God's plan by incorporating Jesus into his own government : "All this has been given to me, and I will give it to you if you bow down to my feet, you adore me. It is dangerous to seek so-called miraculous experience and power outside of Bible-compliant doctrine. Remember how Jesus severely rebuked Peter when he wanted to spare him the cross. “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns”. In reality, from the moral teaching that is bludgeoned, to the repetitive and hypnotic songs of praise which are ultimately not so different from those of the "Hare Krishna" that we saw jumping in the streets of Geneva at a time, everything is illusion and manipulation of people's minds. These unfortunate Christians are under the influence of demons. They look for various spiritual manifestations which they group together under the term "glory", which are without purpose but which are enough to convince people in search of sensations. If you read the Gospels, you know what Jesus said would happen to the tares. He said that the roots of those weeds sown in his field by an enemy are so inextricably mingled with those of the good grain that one could not uproot one without risking uprooting the other. He was going to let the tares grow among the good wheat, until harvest time. This explains the rise of this heresy in the churches that want to be at the forefront. But in the end, Jesus tells us, his angels will sort it out.

Peter also warns us in 2 Peter 2: “But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who purchased them back, bringing rapid destruction upon themselves. Many will follow their shameful ways and the way of truth will be slandered because of them”. And in 2 Corinthians 2, Paul also warns that “These men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguised as apostles of Christ. And this is not surprising, since Satan himself disguises himself as an angel of light”. If you find yourself in a church influenced by the movement and by the music of Bethel – Vineyard, Jesus Culture, Hillsong, TobyMac, Bethel Music – and there are many of them, beware of this, inform yourself well and then try to warn your pastor and your friends. Be like the disciples of Berea: honest people who daily examine the Scriptures to find out if what you are taught is true.

“Jesus said to them, I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty”. (John 6:34). And that is where our salvation lies: not in a rite intentionally made obscure, not in collective emulation, but in a personal relationship with Christ supported by the study and the practice of his Word.


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John Bevere: How Your Calling Will Affect Your Destiny

Lean in as John Bevere speaks about God's specific calling in your life and how it pertains to your eternal destiny.

I Wish I Could Show This Video To Every Christian Alive

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Ex-Witch Warns Witchcraft Expanding, Says Hollywood 'Releasing Spells Over the Viewers'

Musician and artist Jenny Weaver shares her incredible testimony of faith despite growing up in an abusive home and delving into witchcraft as a young woman. Now, Weaver warns that those dabbling in Wiccan are trying to unleash spells and it's even infecting Christians and the church.
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What takes place in Vegas stays in Vegas? There is something very Strange about this Prophet

“But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you”. (Matthew 6:6). Could we hide from God what we are doing in secret? Certainly not. Yet what God tells us is, "I'll forget what you did, if only you would come home."

Derek Prince | What was the first Sin to have entered the World?

If you ask this question to people on the street, many will tell you that Adam and Eve bit into an apple which for them represents illicit sex. If that's what you believe, I'm going to have to disappoint you. But beyond this legend, what was this first sin? Well, it was actually pride and it was begotten not by Adam and Eve, though they allowed themselves to be infected, but by a group of archangels under the direction of Lucifer. Pride is taking credit for something that belongs to or has been given by another, in this case: God. Pride has affected every aspect of our life on earth, including sexuality. It swept through the created world like a tsunami, sweeping away some of the angels and men in a wave of rebellion and distrust of the Creator. Most of the religious endeavors of men, their achievements and their kingdoms, are the fruit of their pride and an attitude of rivalry, towards God first and towards each other. How did God deal with this state of affairs? How can we heal from our inherited pride and rebellion? The answer is in the cross, but maybe not in the way you think.

Amir Tsarfati: The Second Coming of Jesus

Often Christians see the Second Coming of Jesus and the Rapture of the Church as one and the same event, when in reality they are two separate events that will occur years apart and with different purposes. Join a Messianic Jew as he teaches what the Bible says about the return of Jesus Christ !

Amir Tsarfati: Jesus in the Old Testament

Amir will guide you through teachings from the Old Testament prophets, the Law of Moses, the Psalms, the Feasts of Israel, and the creation account, to show God is who He says He is! Christ Himself explained and proved He was the Messiah, using only the Old Testament since the New wasn't even written yet.

Amir Tsarfati: The Rise of the One World Religion

Is religion designed to make us all brothers, regardless of what we believe? Frattelli tutti? Shouldn't it rather be a means of making us all sons of the same God?

Power Pours Out Of Your Spirit | Curry Blake

This is a question many believers ask : Where does the power to heal the sick come from? Well, the answer might surprise you by its simplicity.




The Thought of the Month, August 2022



What is your archetype?

God gave us eyes to see and ears to hear, but he tells us not to conform to the present world. This pre-apocalyptic boiling, this shapeless and empty world in many respects which balances between an outrageous and asymmetrical capitalism and the impossible socialism of the godless, or between tradition and liberalism, is only a transitory world. So who will be my model, my icon, my idol and my God? Am I going to let propaganda and the media format me? Will I get tattooed, get involved into the esoteric and the neo-paganism, will I try a deviant sexuality? Or will I wisely follow the beaten path with my dog, and denounce those who break the rules? Am I going to refuse a reality that I find too sordid, and lock myself in my dream world, or drift on the waters with a supply of substances? Who hasn't gone through one or the other of these circuitous paths? The Bible, which is the wisest book you can read, says this: Safeguard your heart above all else, for out of it come the springs of life. We are educated in a way that we should hide our feelings, and these words can embarrass us. I still remember something that my friend regularly told me when she staggered on my arm at the beginning of our friendship: "Paul, are you ashamed of me?" Showing your true colors may cause others embarrassment. But vulnerability is the only path to freedom, and I quickly became very proud to be allowed to walk alongside a girl who was so honest in her feelings and otherwise very beautiful. I'll tell you more about her further down this page, but first, let's dare honesty. … (Click to read more)

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The most important is not to stop, ever, not to get discouraged and give up. The world seeks to do violence to us to make us the opposite of who we really are. If I had remained on the impression that religion had left on me, I would never have gone to meet Christ by reading the Bible. If I hadn't confronted the hard and cold heart inside me, I wouldn't have been able to meet my Lord and make room for him in my life. I even had to relearn how to cry at some point, which I probably hadn't done since I was six years old and my first day of school. Crying is the only sane reaction to some of the things we come across in life. Jesus cried sometimes in response to the hurt of people. He had preserved a tender heart.

We have an inner testimony that lets us know what is right and what is wrong. It's amazing how the world gets carried away where no one in their right mind would want to go. It only takes being told something long enough for a majority of people to believe it, or a bunch of merry-go-rounds redefining human relationships for their views and practices to become the norm. I recently stopped on a music channel for young people to try to understand what attracts them. Young people are looking for love, and this is not difficult to understand. Yet the images are difficult to bear, even for an old veteran. The young men are presented as princes, and the almost naked young girls are their possessions or their harem. Their bodies have become an altar to physical enjoyment. There is no respect, no more interest for the person of the other, no hope of being led towards the soul mate. Young people do not know that God is the architect of love. They ignore that the happiness they are looking for is in the fusion of two souls and that this fusion necessarily passes through the gift of self. Then, adorned with their pendants in the shape of a Christian cross, they offer themselves to the devil in a sensuality that would make the priests of pagan prostitution of the past blush. Jesus said that when a person, or a country, or a generation, who knew God, turns away from him, the condition or "possession" of that person or group of people becomes seven times worse than before they were set free by the Gospel. This is frightening, when you know that the Canaanites dedicated themselves to destruction and that their land was given to others, because they indulged in such practices. The gods of ancient Canaan were a satanic trinity made up of Baal – the possessors –, Ishtar – the enchantress – and Moloch – the destroyer. These spirits have returned and are poised to dominate America and the world that once was free. And Jesus said that the people who were once torn from their land for serving them, will be present at the judgment seat of God to judge us. For if they had had the witness of the Christian cross, they would have repented like the people of Nineveh at the preaching of Jonah. Jesus saves all who repent no matter what they may have done, but he can do nothing for those who despise his gift to us. And in a way, similar things happen in churches. Fusion is brought about, but with foreign gods. Humanity begins to dance indiscriminately to the sound of all that is novelty or emancipation. Like an encounter during a drunken evening, fashions are passing fancy from which one wakes up next to a stranger and with a headache that could last.

But people don't want to think beyond the present moment anymore. Oh it must be said that they received so much conflicting information… This image comes to me of a treadmill on which all human tragedy unfolds and which constantly pours its content of fools into a place of oblivion. Something like in the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin who is leading all the rats in town to their doom, but who cheated in the salary he was promised, decides to take the children as well. Most people are unaware of the drama that is unfolding around their lives, because they don't know who they are nor what life is about, and because at their level, everything seems to go on as before. We are clumped together in a mass whose inertia reassures us and which hides the outcome from us. What remains of the history of men, of the experience of wars, of our ambitions, of our beliefs and certainties, of the conditional promises of the Bible both good or bad, of the things that our ancestors accomplished and of those maybe we will accomplish? A few inscriptions on stone and in books, an ephemeral epitaph, some photos on a digital medium that will soon evaporate... People don't know where the world is going, let alone where they're going, when they should perfectly know. Jesus said that in the final phase of the history of the world, the one in which we are already very involved, men will be obsessed: the quest for material security, hedonism, the want to party to counter the ambient gloom, the desire to set up a government that makes decisions in their place and for everyone, the desires to buy goods and sell their products, to marry and to marry their children. All of this would be legitimate if they were not doing it for the very purpose of perpetuating in its present form the existence of a sick and sickening world. This blind progression is leading our world towards great misfortunes, because every inch that we give in to evil by doing nothing will make us reap some rewards, and this at any level.


Back to the million dollars question: Who am I, where do I come from and where am I supposed to go?

You may know that I recently experienced a personal tragedy with the loss of my friend. A remarkable person, met in a providential way, no doubt at a critical time when I had to prove something to myself.

Different from each other and united by childlike hearts and a same desire to survive the trials of life, we quickly became inseparable friends. A friendship constantly disputed by her illness. More and more young people are indeed suffering from parkinsonism, this depletion of the dopamine necessary for movement. Part of the brain dies, probably from a poisoning, and as a result, paralysis sets in. And too often, instead of seeking to depollute patients at an early stage and directing them towards healthy lifestyles, practitioners engage them from the outset in a dreadful spiral of dopaminergic drugs which, after having relieved them for a few years, will accelerate their decline.

We had our moments of happiness, especially our daily walks during which Liliana enjoyed posing for me as much as I enjoyed photographing her. Small things gave her the opportunity to stage herself in a very spontaneous way. Although naturally shy, Liliana had had great ambitions as a child, having even wanted to become president of Colombia to, as she said, restore order to this chaos. She revised her ambitions and eventually studied food engineering, specializing in the vineyard and wine, which she was passionate about. Too many heartbreaks, some relationship failures, and finally this dreadful disease, had left her in dismay with some great frustrations.

Revealing some of the creativity that lay dormant in her helped her to rebuild herself and regain some self-esteem. These photos have never been shared outside of her entourage and if I have piqued your curiosity, you can access a slide-show by clicking on the photo above. Our Christian faith was central to our relationship. We had hopes for a physical healing, which we could not reach, but that did not prevent our inner journey towards a healing of the soul. The Parkinson's disease had progressed and her last years were more difficult. She now lived surrounded by care. She died in February, she would have been fifty-five in August.

Losing the warmth of her presence was painful, but losing her in her identity was going to be too. Lawyers had abused her situation during a difficult divorce – she was ready to do anything to keep her children. Some hefty bills for emergency interventions caused by her illness added to this debt. Now destitute, justice had placed her under the guardianship of the state. We were able to obtain assistance from social insurance which enabled her to live relatively independently for several years. But that evening last February, her assistant called me, panicked, to tell me that Liliana wasn't breathing. Living nearby, I intervened very quickly and the rescuers took over from us. After an hour of resuscitation attempts, we had to face the facts. And it's true that she had earned her rest. From a long time, very strong dyskinesias caused by otherwise essential drugs made her life miserable. Her back had been dislocated and these fits were exhausting. Her courage in facing this condition for so many years had surprised many. The otherwise very understanding police officers had her taken in for an autopsy. They then took the keys of the apartment, asking us to leave without taking anything – it's the procedure. I had been her close friend for more than twelve years and also her curator in charge of maintaining her at home. But with her passing, my role was terminated and for justice, I wasn't anyone. Her body had been lent to us for burial, but for the rest, her heritage, her clothing, our common items and memories, her very identity, all of this would be sent to a bankruptcy office for its “liquidation”. We were still allowed, her children and me, to take the pictures and the Bibles. Liliana had been a believer from childhood and Jesus was her first love. When she was going through some especially difficult time, she would sometimes say to me: “Ah, Paul, you don't know how much I want to be with Jesus so that I could snuggle up to him”. Even if she hadn't always been very wise, she had retained a great sincerity from childhood. She knew that if this world had taken everything, she still had the main thing, something no one could take away from her : her place in the heart of God.

Even as I write this August column, the Arte channel is showing the film: “The Man Who Saved the World” (by doing nothing). This film based on real events alternates between past and present. In 1983, in the midst of the Cold War, the world came close to a nuclear holocaust when computers on Russian defence satellites detected five US missiles heading towards Moscow. Protocol would have required a return fire to be engaged before the missiles even reached their targets. What prevented Colonel Stanislas Petrov from applying the protocol was the case of conscience of the millions of deaths that his decision was going to cause, but also the trusting love that inhabited him. Good on him because it turned out that these missiles did not exist ! To date, the computer failure has not been elucidated. But the man was dispraised by his superiors and the Soviets covered up the affair. Nobody knew there as elsewhere, what could have happened to the world and that the wise decision of a man allowed us to avoid. A few years later, his beloved wife died of a serious illness and the man sank into sadness and a miserable life. The waters of torment are bitter for those who have not found the source of life. In the years that followed, he became a nobody. However, recently some journalists have taken an interest in his story. People are looking for heroes to identify with, and this man is certainly a good example. Unfortunately, most of the heroes young people follow today come from a world of fantasy and darkness, and are endowed with powers that are as evil as they are illusory. I don't read a lot but a friend once pointed me to this quote from James Lee Burke: ‘The real gladiators of the world are so humble in their origins and unremarkable in appearance that when we stand next to them in a grocery-store line, we never guess how brightly their souls can burn in the dark.’ The hero's heart reappears at the end of the film, when the man shows up at his mother's doorstep, whom he hadn't wanted to see for many years, clutching a bouquet of tulips in his hand. How will she receive him? This former career officer with the stature of Sean Connery, is embraced like a naughty boy who has finally returned to see his mother. We will never grow beyond what remains our weakest link.

Some episodes of life are a lesson about the world. Pyramid schemes offer us relative security, but they depersonalize us. My friend felt that she remained in a precarious situation. Parkinson's is also a disease of fear. I should have married her. She loved me and trusted me. She could have become “someone” again at least for somebody. But the constraints related to her illness and this complex legal situation frightened me, which she knew how to understand. My cowardice had nothing to do with the courage of the Son of God who, in the form of a simple man, poor, despised by the authorities, without special status or powers, nevertheless redeemed us of all the rights that this world raised by the devil exerted on us. Right to subdue us, right to make us sick, right to pervert and torment us in so many ways. Do you know why hurt people are drawn to religious dolorism or to degrading practices and the worship of evil? The “prince of this world” as Jesus calls him, is a sick and tormented being, and those who remain for too long on an offense they have been subjected to, are drawn to him. “In the world you will have to suffer many oppressions. But be brave! I have conquered the world,” Jesus said to his disciples. “You will be scattered and you will leave me alone. But I am not alone because the Father is with me”. “And now I am with you every day, until the end of the world”. What the grandiloquent rulers and the religion of rites and traditions were unable to do, he did by remaining silent like a lamb led to the slaughter, as Isaiah prophetically wrote. He thus erased our debt of sin, not with other people's money, but by suffering the punishment that we deserved. We can now be freed from all charges that the prosecutor of this world brought to bear on us. If things had remained there, his sacrifice would have been for nothing. But Jesus offers to marry us, that is to say, to communicate us his very nature with all the statutes linked to his divine identity. What incredible love… No doubt he saw in us riches of which we are not even aware, we who identify so easily with anything, as long as we can make a few friends to stave off our nagging loneliness.

Hence, there are now two regimes on earth. The law remains in effect, a state of emergency law put in place to keep chaos under control. But there is also this new law called “grace”, by which our slate is wiped clean, and we are offered an unconditional return to the favour of God in exchange for a life surrendered to the Spirit of Jesus. It is we who choose under which regime we want to be. When a man dies under the law, his spirit descends into Hades, since under God's law we are all guilty, awaiting judgment. It's something we should be concerned about and wanting to ignore it won't help. But when a believer dies after giving himself up to the guidance of the Spirit, he leaves behind him an empty envelope, a “body of sin” as the apostle Paul says, which immediately returns to dust. But his new identity will guide him to God, with whom a glorious and immortal resurrection body has been prepared especially for him. All of this is hidden in Christ and will be revealed in due time. And it is there, in Christ, that our adorable Lili is now. Surrounded by the reassuring arms of the Father and in the jubilant closeness of the Son of God, she prays for me and for her loved ones, and that her children also find the way. The coming of Christ will mean, for those who belong to him, their resurrection! Didn't you imagine that this frail, bent person with a hesitant gait would once again walk on the earth, without wavering, without pain, but straight on her legs and resplendent with health and beauty? Well, now you know, and I wish that you too will be here to see it!



Amir Tsarfati: Who is Your Icon?

With so many lifted by this world onto pedestals, it is essential that the icon that we strive to be like is the One whom God desires for us to emulate - Jesus. Join Amir Tsarfati for his new teaching in which he asks the essential question: Who is Your Icon?


Awaiting His Return

Pretoria, South Africa. Do we have any questions about the unfolding of prophetic events, the state of the diabolical union, the political traps set before us humans, the rapture of believers, the outcome of the ultimate war, the return of Christ, and the judgment that is coming upon the world and who will be counted as a sheep worthy to participate in the millennium, or as a goat? The Bible has it all. This 6 hours recording contains several sessions. Speakers include Pastor Barry Stagner, Pastor Mike Golay, and Amir Tsarfati, and there is also a time of Q&A.

Amir Tsarfati: Why Should Christians Support Israel?

Are our feelings towards Israel based on human sympathy? Frattelli tutti? Can we chose to love Israel or to hate it? Yes we can, but what does our stand really mean in the spiritual realm? And what is Israel, by the way?




The Thought of the Month, July 2022


Do you still have dreams ?

Did you know that the Australian Aborigines understood this before all of us? Since they call the time of creation: “Altjeringa”, the Dreamtime. What I would like to point out here is that, even before bringing them into existence, God dreamed up every aspect of creation. “There was a dusk and there was a dawn...". God probably projected himself in spirit into his new achievements before bringing them into existence by faith. Among men, many great ideas and accomplishments are born of a dream. And maybe that's why harbouring dreams of a better tomorrow can be dangerous, as Martin Luther King, once Joseph, and before him his father Jacob, and in fact a multitude of others have learned. But as beautiful as their stories are, like us, Australian Aborigines need redemption. Jesus is also their Messiah, the one who is announced in their own culture and tradition. For it must be said that the most incredible dreamer of all time is undoubtedly Jesus. (Click to read more)

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This life is a dream – not always a good one though. Suddenly you wake up and realize that you are old. Then comes death, a death which remains against nature since the Bible affirms that it entered the world as a result of the sin of rebellion of some angels, soon followed in their example by humanity. But if you cling now to the right person who is that of the Spirit of the immortal God, then you will be reborn as a day of eternal spring awakened by the breath of the Zephyr. When I was young, I dreamed of traveling the world to discover and photograph its extraordinary birds. My approach probably lacked innocence, since I failed. Later with experience, I discovered that many birds do not know that they are beautiful, while others adorn themselves with a beauty that does not belong to them. Jesus' dream was precisely to reveal to all beings who had suffered from the world, the marvellous creature that lies dormant within them. Not all dreams have a significant value. Sometimes our dreams have an immediate effect. I remember dreaming that I was recovering from an illness, and I woke up cured. But most of the time our dreams are the audio-visual projection of some future reality, which gives them prophetic significance. God shows us something that is going to happen and which generally corresponds to a deep aspiration, difficult to express in any other way. But between the dream and its realization, there can be a test. Persevering faith in this promise is the engine that will enable us to see its fulfilment. A long time ago, I had dreamed in great detail of meeting my soul mate. During the months that followed, I was given to see her from afar on a few occasions, without knowing that it was her. Our meeting did however occur, two years later exactly according to the circumstances of the dream. Waiting puts us in condition so that we are ready to take up the challenge that is linked to the project. Life remains a battle and our creative dreams are challenging a reality that has not really changed much since the time when the spirit of God was hovering the waters of the original chaos, and in this sense we are co-creators with God.

As a die-hard photographer, I continue to be interested in technology and more particularly in that which allows me to obtain high quality images in a creative way with a limited budget. I have been using a stitching technique for a long time for these panoramas that you can see on my photo website. A novelty has recently emerged, an accessory that allows high-performance lenses intended for cameras using larger format film to be fitted on a medium format sensor digital body. By taking four successive images during a rotation of the body on an off-centre axis, it is thus possible to assemble in the end a large composite image with very high resolution having visual characteristics normally reserved to the use of the view camera. Since the recently produced accessory is intended for the medium format digital camera I currently use, and having also kept a stock of these older lenses, I was looking forward to using this gear to explore new subjects. My order had been placed for the Vertex, coming from the United States, and I was impatiently awaiting its delivery. But after a week, wanting to track my package, I discovered with disbelief first and then with some amusement, that the mention of the destination of the package was not "Switzerland", but "Swaziland". Despite a certain similarity in names, these countries are not located in the same part of the world at all. So here is my dream of creativity, momentarily lost somewhere between North America and South Africa. I will have to be a little patient. My excellent and friendly supplier acknowledged an error from their shipping department, an understandable error, perhaps partly attributable to my request to change this order, and a new package is already on its way, this time to Switzerland.

At my age we have the experience of life with us, and faith also gives us the certainty that nothing really happens by chance. This certainty allows me to have fun with this situation. And in fact, I suspect that this thing happened in order to provide matter and time for my July column which had remained stranded for lack of inspiration. The wind blows, but we don't know where it comes from nor where it goes, said Jesus. So here we go for the time of a chronicle, for Swaziland. This small landlocked country of 1.4 million inhabitants which I did not know otherwise, is located between Mozambique and South Africa. Reading a bit about its history, I can't help guessing some similarities with the small Confederation of Homo Helveticus. The Emaswati are a proud people, but they were for a long time subject to the tutelage of the Boers, then of the English, before finally claiming their independence. They are mostly Protestant Christians. After receiving the solid foundations of a biblical culture, they were able, like us Swiss, to take advantage of the influence of the “Anglophones” – since some are now offended by the term “Anglo-Saxon” – who brought them a certain openness to the world and a prosperity linked in part to the management of their heritage and to tourism. They nevertheless remain a people with a well-defined identity, as evidenced by their festivals where the men dance and where the women dressed in their beautiful ceremonial garment present themselves partially bare breasts before their sovereign, a fine example of devotion. Swaziland is also named: the Kingdom of Eswatini, because it is headed by a king, a polygamous king assisted by a young rapping princess also concerned with charity work. Its inhabitants have thus known how to mix in their own way tradition and modernity. The situation however is far from idyllic. The Emaswati remain for the most part very poor people and AIDS is wreaking havoc in the country. This reminds me of my daily reading of the Bible and of the passage in the book of Acts where Paul, stranded on the island of Malta, takes advantage of his forced stay to heal all the sick on the island by the power of the Holy Spirit. Where are we, us Christians, with our dreams and our prerogatives?… What do the Emaswati dream of? Probably of a better future where they could express who they really are in a more welcoming, more beautiful, more equitable and safer world, ruled by a universal sovereign who would derive his glory from a sincere concern for the well-being of his subjects, subjects he would regard above all as his family and friends – a dream no doubt shared by many inhabitants of the earth.




Let That Stuff Go: The True Story of Joseph | Voddie Baucham

The greater the trials imposed on people, the greater the achievements awaiting them. Because he had dreams, Joseph was hated by his brothers. But he became as God for the Pharaoh of Egypt. Jesus was rejected by his own people, but he was worshipped by pagan kings. Good for us but nevertheless, wrong houses, wrong lands, wrong covenants…

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The Thought of the Month, June 2022


What is heaven and what is hell?

This illustration unfortunately merges in with the reality that many people are going through in these times of war. But if you are sent to a wonderful, a peaceful place, and you find yourself there surrounded by strangers, and these people ask you, “Did you come alone? Where are your parents, your children, your spouse, your friends and your relatives?” And that here you are forced to admit that you failed to take any of them with you and they are all in a place of great torment and suffering, what would the prospect of living for eternity with this reality be like? Instead of being a great joy, I think your eternity would be a nightmare haunted by many regrets, at the beginning at least. So why should I be afraid to name things as they are? Soon I will endeavour to explain to you what salvation in Jesus consists of, because there remain so many misunderstandings. But for now, think with me for a while on the value of our own lives and the lives of those we love…


It's a subject no one likes to think about, yet it has become the obsession of those who died unprepared. How and from what does Jesus save us? … (Click to read more)

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Jesus said: “Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life”. His words are “spirit and life” he also says. He promises us that if we treasure his words in our hearts, we will receive within us the spirit of our Father who is also the Creator of the heavens and the earth. The closer we are to this word of life by sharing in this “bread from heaven”, the more we will also be “one” with Him and with God. Jesus also says that he is the Messiah announced by the prophets, that is to say the envoy of God who will restore the initial order on earth. The Messiah, or Christ, must free men from their faults and from their bondage to the spirits of the world by giving up his own life as the demanded ransom. He must communicate to men a new spirit and a new heart, so that they can serve God without fear. Faced with this choice, men have the option of accepting him as savior and as king. By receiving him, they identify with him and with the glory of his coming kingdom, a kingdom that will have no end. But in rejecting the Messiah, they reject the God of life who created them, and they number themselves among his enemies.

We know that man has three dimensions. In order of importance, these parts are the spirit, the soul and the body. No one is unaware of what becomes of a body when the spirit has left it. A spirit without a soul would only be the outline of a being. The soul comes down to a sensitivity or personality, it is an acquired and reflected character which cannot exist without the spirit. The spirit is our true inner identity. But deprived of a body, it is no longer part of this world. We've all heard the little stories we tell each other about people dying and showing up at Heaven's door. A door guarded by Saint Peter, who before opening it to them, will confront them with an enigma, giving matter to some funny jokes. But one does not enter Heaven as one enters the haven of Paradise Island. And besides, what is paradise? …We will come back to it later.

The spirit is the dimension of our everlasting being. The spirit transcends everything, it knows everything, it searches everything and “to the depths of God”, says the apostle Paul. Spirit is the dimension of eternal being. The spirit transcends everything, it knows everything, it searches everything and “even to the depths of God”, the apostle Paul tells us. Can God Die? Jesus temporarily abandoned his body when he was nailed to a cross, but his spirit was alive and it is forever. His last words were, "Father, I commend my spirit into your hands." Stephen prayed while he was being stoned and said, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit!" Paul also says that from now on, Christians, that is to say, people who are born of the Spirit of Christ, no longer know each other according to the flesh but according to the spirit. They are no longer men or women, Jews or Greeks, slaves or free men. What does he mean by that? Of course we remain what we are, but we receive a new identity which transcends the first. I have to admit that I tend to be impatient with the people I meet every day. When we evolve in the dimension of God, soon those who do not follow us seem to be retarded, in the first sense of the term, retarded in unimportant values. The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom, says the Bible. But then an incident occurs that reminds me of who I am too. We actually harbor two personalities: a spiritual man who renews himself day by day, and an old man who nevertheless continues to exist, and who sometimes does as he pleases. “Wretch that I am! Who will deliver me from the body of this death?...” said also Paul. If, then, the apostle to the pagans says that perfection is not of this world, there is no need to be discouraged, even if we know that our personality still harbors shadows. Christ is our hope and our inheritance.

What happens to us when we die? It seems, from the testimonies reported by people who died for minutes or hours and who came back to life, that we continue to exist in full consciousness. Freed from the limitations imposed on us by our body and our psyche and from the oppression of others and the world, our senses are then deployed in a dimension that we did not know before. We see perfectly with our immaterial eyes and we hear everything around us even more acutely. But we realize we are floating, and the angst begins the moment we feel ourselves drifting and moving around and there is nothing we can do about it. We try to cling to matter, but our spirit crosses it because it cannot be held back by it. At the time of our death, many of us will realize, on the one hand, that we are beings endowed with an extraordinary dimension and that we are immortal, but at the same time, that it is too late to undertake anything either with a view to developing ourselves in this dimension of being and to attaching ourselves to a solid reality. We will still be able to muster what little savvy we have shown during our lifetime, to cry out for help to what each one calls God, with no guarantee of a result.

Many will not even have this burst of common sense as they see themselves slipping inexorably and falling towards a deep basement of our invisible world, a very dark place although lit, a crowded and badly frequented place where everyone nevertheless remains very lonely, which is above all, extremely uncomfortable to put it mildly, because in reality even demons are scared to death of hell (Luke 8:31). Most of the spirits of the dead will unfortunately find themselves locked up in this abyss until the day of the great judgment, in an appalling promiscuity if one refers to the engravings of Dante. It is a place called Hades, or hell. Spirits are held captive by fearsome evil beings. Jesus, who loves us and wants none of us to be lost, repeatedly warns us in the Gospels of the existence of this place. He urges us to do without delay and with great diligence, all that is necessary so that we do not end our course in this place of great torment. This place was not made for men. It was designed to lock up disobedient angels, and those who participate in their plots against men and against God. Men who do not know Jesus or who do an act contrary to the faith, do they all end up in this place? Who can say what actually takes place between a soul, however ill-turned, and its Creator? God has angels who, even in the beyond, work to convince still hesitant souls. But it is a very uncertain outcome, because Satan also has his angels disguised as angels of light, who on the way, take hold of the souls of those who have not loved the truth. So let's not count too much on this possibility. There was once another place called “paradise”, in Greek: “Paradeisos”. It is also described as “Kolpos,” the bosom or arms of Abraham, where his righteous descendants were carried by angels. This place of rest where the spirits of the righteous were gathered awaiting the coming of a new reality, was definitively closed after Jesus died and rose again. Jesus descended there in the company of the good crucified man, the one who recognized him and who died at his side. Jesus freed all the righteous who were captives there and took them with him to his heaven, since he had now made atonement for their sins by dying for all mankind on the cross.

I therefore have the sad duty to let you know that the Paradise no longer exists. So don't expect to find your paradise if you're a Buddhist, another paradise if you're a Muslim, and yet another if you're a Catholic. Besides, you will agree that for this concept to have worked without things degenerating into a general fight, God would have had to provide as many paradises as there are unregenerate individuals on earth. And, by the way, there never was purgatory either. This place where one could redeem oneself through suffering is a legend from Greek mythology, a mythology from which Catholicism has drawn abundantly, integrating in the same way the veneration of Our Lady the Queen of Heaven, alias Athena Parthenos. The virgin goddess, with very ancient origins, became by a wave of a magic wand, co-redemptrix of Christ. We had also integrated the magic rite of transubstantiation of the ancient Egyptians, in order to divert communion from its original meaning. These human traditions are inspired by the enemy of our souls. By changing the meaning of the Gospel, they destroy its force. Emphasis is placed on physical representations such as the hostia, and the spiritual significance of symbols is obliterated.

Anything can become an idol, and especially and a priori religion. Jesus had to confront the religious of his time by telling them: “You nullify the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down. And you do many other things of the same kind.” Catholicism does not hide from not granting absolute value to the word of God, but giving itself the right to adjustments, as we have seen throughout its history. These divergences of opinion are what characterize the sects. This is why Jesus ends the prophecy of Revelation with these words: “I solemnly declare it to all who hear the prophetic words of this book: if anyone adds anything to it, God will add to his lot the plagues described in this book. If anyone takes away anything from the prophetic words of this book, God will take away his right to the tree of life and the holy city described in this book”. Elsewhere, Jesus is not afraid to call these same religious leaders “sons of the devil” because they had murderous desires towards the Son of God. He foretold to them that they were going to kill the Son, in order to divert the inheritance of God for their own profit, and this is the hidden meaning of the mass, during which they offer to God the sacrifice of his son, in order to replace him with the clergy. "By doing this, you acknowledge that you are the sons of those who killed the prophets," said Jesus. I am sometimes told that I am too intolerant. “Why aren't you more relaxed and why don't you welcome others with their traditions? All roads lead to God. We are all brothers. Come and listen to so and so, talk to us about philosophy”. Our religious traditions and our humanism have crucified Jesus, and we will continue to do so whenever we consider that Jesus may not be the only way to God. Men recommend themselves, but Jesus is recommended to us by the Father. There are many pitfalls on the pilgrim's way and learning to discern them is part of our learning as sons of God.

One more word of explanation on religion. If you browse the content of my website, you might soon think that I am against Catholicism. Well, that's not the truth and that would be like saying that Jesus was against the Hebrew religion of his time. Jesus held in very high esteem the revelation of God in the Torah, and the prophets. He said, “Do not believe that I have come to abolish the Torah or the Prophets” – what we call the Old Testament –, “for I did not come to abolish, but to fulfill the Torah”. “It is these scriptures that speak of me,” will he say. He was himself a Jew, not a Christian. He will say to the Samaritan woman at the well : Salvation comes from the Jews. But Jesus stood firmly against the narrow, anthropocentric views of religious people who distorted the meaning of God's things to make them their own. I was born and raised in a Catholic family. The fact is, although I was a traditional Catholic by birth and education, I was not a Christian. I was a lost sinner. Catholics must become Christians, and by that I mean they must give their life to Jesus and receive his Holy Spirit. Otherwise, they are not saved and they are nothing more than the practitioners of another religion. And this is where the main criticism I would make of religion lies : that of leading people astray by making them believe that all is well, when in reality they are engaged on a trajectory of self-righteousness which will be disastrous to them. And when I see on television, the broadcast of a mass or even some evangelical programs, I always think of these words from Matthew 13, when Jesus said to the Pharisees: “You close the kingdom of heaven to men; you do not enter it yourselves, and you do not let those who want to enter enter it”. How many intelligent, sincere seekers does the devil manage to send back to their despair by showing them these simulacra devoid of any divine breath? …

But what happens is that, when a Catholic or any other person gives his life to Jesus and he begins to read the Bible, the heavenly Father comes to dwell in the heart of that person, and he will open his mind. Jesus promised us that the Spirit would guide us into all truth. The Spirit is not in religious interpretations, but He is in the word of God itself. For the Spirit is not in religious interpretations, but it is in the word of God itself. He is the Word. The Word is alive, it separates the flesh from the spirit, it persuades and convinces. This person will then become aware of the short comings that are present in his life as in the world and in the practice of any religion including his own. It was only when I was able to read the Gospels and then the whole Bible, without looking for anything to justify myself but by allowing myself to be challenged by the Spirit, that God began to reveal himself to me. Jesus said, in Matthew 5:20, “For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the Pharisees and the doctors of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.” He was referring to our justice, not as to our justification by religious practice, but to that given to us when we have faith in him. What Jesus requires of those who will spend eternity with him is that they leave behind hypocrisy and pretense and become convinced believers who are wholeheartedly with him. They must understand that what is important in his eyes is not the practice of religion, but to have grasped its meaning. The purpose of religion is simply to show us that we need a saviour and redeemer, and it does this very well for anyone with eyes to see beyond appearances and ears to hear beyond words.

This savior is not religion, it is not the Virgin, the Pope, the saints or even good works. How does religion convince us that we have failed miserably? Jesus said, the whole law comes down to this: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And here is the second, which is similar to it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets”. It is however possible to pretend to be a religiously good person, while raping children and robbing lonely ladies, and I'm not even talking about what we can now do in the realm of the virtual. It is possible to be devout women attached to religion, and to persecute the followers of Christ, as happened to Paul and the disciples in Antioch. But, love doesn't hurt anyone. It is in fact impossible to truly love, without the help of the spirit of Jesus. So if you want to become a perfect Jew, or a perfect Protestant or Catholic, you don't have to practice all the rites of your dead religion, you just have to take the shortcut suggested by Jesus. Religion cannot save us. But if we decide to love God and our neighbor with all our heart, we will soon understand what we are made of. Then we shall see the Jesus of our religion appear, who will convince us that we are just lost sinners as good as we are in other's people eyes, and who will save us by granting us his grace and his spirit, and will then lead us far beyond the letter and the rites, towards green pastures, in the wisdom of the heart and in love and light. Being religious means that one is preoccupied with man and with appearances, and this constitutes a vain way of living as Jesus reminds Martha when he answers to her : “You worry and you fret about many things, but only one is important. Mary your sister has chosen the good part and it will not be taken from her.” This Mary was sitting at the feet of Jesus and she was literally drinking in his words. Something another Mary was not doing, who was nevertheless the mother of Jesus. She was sorry and ashamed because of the controversy that her son aroused among the clergy and the notables of her time. She even thought that he had lost his mind. She will be converted later at the foot of the cross, when her respectable woman's heart will be pierced and emptied once and for all of the consideration she had for men and for the servants of religion. Henceforth promoted to the rank of pilgrim in the spirit of Abraham, believer in the resurrection, persecuted with the disciples, she will immediately experience the consolation promised by her son: “Truly I tell you,” Jesus replied, “no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and the gospel will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age: homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields—along with persecutions—and in the age to come eternal life”. This is the meaning of the last words granted to his mother by Jesus when he was crucified.

Things are now clear on the level of the hereafter. There are now only two places: heaven with its court, its enclosure and its gates, which is the awesome place that Jesus prepared with his angels for those who allow themselves to be redeemed by him from their vain way of living, and the hell where all those who have persisted in their disobedience go, awaiting another resurrection, but for their judgment. So today, with this new reality that emerged just over two thousand years ago, the only way God has established for us to escape the finality of hell is to let ourselves be saved by the one who came from God and whom he sent with the mission to wash us and to equip us for a new life. Because heaven is not the place of a final stay but it is a sort of balcony dominating the earth, or an ark if you prefer, in which the righteous are lodged while awaiting their return to earth alongside Christ. Heaven is also the spiritual model of a new earth that it will come to espouse at a moment in time. The one who possesses this ark is the Messiah, Jesus as we call him in our culture, or Yeshua for the Jews, a name which means “Savior”, or “Rescuer” we might say. But how will Jesus save us? I'm going to use a metaphor, very imperfect like all images. You know how a balloon filled with hydrogen behaves compared to a balloon that is simply filled with air or a heavy gas. I could have said: filled with helium, but since a number of Christians have mingled the Holy Spirit with a hilarious spirit, I will refrain from it. Hydrogen seems more appropriate to me because it is drawn from water, and in addition to being light, it has the property of igniting. Jesus said he would baptize us by filling us with the Holy Spirit and with fire, the fire of love for the truth that cleanses us from any compromises we have made with the one to whom this earth belongs since Adam and Eve handed over the property to him.

Could there be injustice in God who wanted things to be like this? What about those who have not been exposed to the Bible and the Gospel? The Bible says that men are inexcusable, because the perfections of God are seen in creation and in a flagrant way. Those therefore who, contemplating the world and nature, do not see there the existence of the great architect, are the artisans of their own misfortune. Everything related to evolutionary thought, these atheistic views by which we grant ourselves the right to kill our babies, to decide our sexuality, or to assert our dominant views on our neighbor, stems from the revolt of the devil against God.

Jesus wants to communicate us a new nature, very different from that which is destined to end its course in Hades. For this, he sets us free from our chains of resentment and hatred, from our inherited wickedness and from the weight of a bad conscience, and he breathes into us a spirit that is both peaceful and combative, a spirit that comes from God, which is pure and which also elevates us. Don't fear, it is not the spirit of those who have the machine gun in one hand and the Bible in the other, but it is a spirit that loves its neighbour and is ready to lay down its life for others, but of course not in a stupid way. We understand that there cannot be a different identity on this earth if it is not fiercely defended. And at the same time, Jesus said that his Kingdom is not of this world and that if it were, his angels would have fought for him. That time will come… We all die, one day, and this spirit which is nothing less than the Spirit of God, will lift us up and allow us to be naturally reunited with its source. And soon, we will find ourselves clothed again with a glorious body that will be in the image of God. This is how, during our lifetime, we can, through knowledge and obedience to the word of Jesus, be saved from the tragic destiny which is reserved for the spirits of those who will have rejected him. So, Friends who are reading this, don't think you have to become a better person first. Jesus came for those who know they are sinners, not for those who think they are good people and can make it by themselves. Don't wait, because you don't know how much longer you can say tomorrow. If you take this step of faith toward your Heavenly Father, then you will see great joy flowing from your reunion.



Do you know that you are in terrible danger?

Have you ever had a near-drowning experience? You obviously survived, but you know how uncomfortable that experience has been. Well, I must warn you: Jesus said that those who don't let themselves be saved by him will have to swim for all eternity in a lake, moreover in a lake of fire. It sounds like a warning solemn enough to me, to act as if there is indeed a God, and not take the risk of finding out too late.

What is Suicide?

In this series of teachings, Jack Hibbs tackles a subject that few people like to talk about. Right now, an epidemic of suicides is sweeping America and many parts of the world. However, there is another form of suicide that is even more widespread and which remains ignored. Jesus said we have a common enemy who delights in plundering our lives, killing us, and destroying us. But he (Jesus) came to give us life in abundance. So, life or death is who we decide to listen to and believe.

The God Who Speaks (2018) | Full Movie | Alistair Begg | Darrell Bock | D.A. Carson

What authority does have the Bible? Well, authority and author have the same root, and if we can prove that the Bible is fake, then we can assert that God is too. And that is exactly what some strange people have tried to do, unsuccessfully. In this documentary, questions about the origins of our Bible are answered masterfully.



The Thought of the Month, May 2022


Have you found Somebody to Love?

Everybody Needs Somebody to Love is the title of a song created in 1964, if you're old enough to remember, and rocketed into the top ten by the Blues Brothers in 1980. Well, I have to admit that I have this strange feeling again after losing my soul mate, friend and accomplice for the past eleven years. Liliana had to fight for almost half of her life against Parkinson's disease. She left last February, freed from this cruel condition. I'm happy for her in a way, even though at fifty-four, she left far too early. … (Click to read more)

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“Farewell my beautiful, may our Lord welcome you in the place he has graciously prepared for you in his glorious presence”.

Friends and family have been supportive of me and her children, and that has helped us through. But then I learn that an acquaintance has lost the battle with depression. And if we want to consider it, there are so many people around us who are depressed, coming out of this crisis of confinement, either after the loss of a loved one, or a job, or even because of a feeling of despair in the face of new, less favourable circumstances and of the uncertainties that the future of the planet holds. The world will rebuild itself on false certainties, until the next identity crisis. For the problem of the world is indeed a problem of identity.

Everyone needs somebody to love, and everyone also needs to be loved by someone. Jesus told us that we have a Heavenly Father who sincerely cares about each of his children. He is like the father of the prodigal son, who spent his evenings gazing down the road from the hill, hoping for his return. He knows us by name, and as if that weren't enough, Jesus says he keeps records of every hair that falls from our heads. Jesus also says that he was sent by the Father as a shepherd whose most precious sheep was lost, in order to fight and to give his life so that each one of us may be found. Do we know who we are? We are, each individually, the apple of God's eye, his most precious child and the focus of his world until he can establish us in his family and give us our inheritance. Can we believe this? Yet it is the rock on which Jesus builds his church: on people who have a real relationship with the Father, who hear his gentle whispers in their hearts and who do what he asks of them. What the Father asks of us is that we love one another and do for others what we wish was done for us, starting by forgiving them all their trespasses. This is so important to him that he warns us that those who do not care will remain for all eternity in the outer darkness. The world wants to shape us in the image of the evil one in order to destroy us, but God wants us in his image, which is that of a family in which everyone is also concerned about the good of the others. Jesus knows that we must be together to be happy. Needing others is not a weakness, but a strength, because we complement each other and our union is a source of life and joy, according to Psalm 133.

But if some can get along with almost everyone thanks to a certain flexibility of mind, we are not made to build a lasting working relationship with everyone. There is a set of complementarities to take into account for our social cohesion. Israel, which is our example, had twelve sons who are the origin of the twelve tribes. Later these tribes were associated in triads. The three-stranded rope does not break easily, said the wise. Jesus chose among their successors, his twelve apostles. But rest assured, you don't have to analyse people to find out if you can work or live with them. God is the architect of the concept and he also proposes to be the craftsman of our unity. If we decide not to trust our horoscope, our ecumenical programs or a set of of our own requirements, but instead entrust to him our desire to share and work with others, he will direct our steps, and those of people we need to be with. Yes, the answer the whole world is looking for can be summed up in one word: Jerusalem. Not exactly the city of the Middle East which polarizes attention, but the spiritual Jerusalem “whose parts are harmoniously bound together” and which represents the family of God, a family which is soon to be put in possession not only of the holy city, but of the whole earth which will become the first fruits of heaven. … A sweet utopia? Yet this is the meaning of the whole Bible and of the prophets, Jesus told us.




John Bevere: Your Destiny Requires a Wilderness Season.

John Bevere discusses his book, "God, Where are You?!" with Matt and Laurie Crouch on TBN’s Praise. Listen as John Bevere shares how to overcome discouragement and have victory in the wilderness seasons of your life. Do we want to remain a complainer, or do we want to move forward as a gem in the making?

Be Angry, but Don't Blow It — Lisa Bevere.

The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak says Jesus. Let's be honest: some of our traits of character can be crippling for our personality and destructive of family life. How do we get out of these inherited patterns and how do we find a balance?


The Thought of the Month, April 2022

Will our World be saved by the Efforts of man, or by Faith in God?

If you are a conservationist and a passionate lover of the Earth and all the wonders she holds, know that others are too and believe strongly in this wondrous rebirth of the Earth heralded in the Bible. However, this transition will not take place as some imagine, through the establishment of an authoritarian and "green" policy supported by transhumanism. It will not even be implemented by the work of the church, as the Catholic Church has believed it for centuries, and as the New Apostolic Reformation and the larger churches that are affiliated to this movement, like Bethel Reddings, wrongly suggest. This theology is moreover a by-product of the New Age. But if the Catholics are wrong and the main representatives of the evangelical movement are also wrong, how are things going to happen? Exactly as it is written in the Bible. There will be a great reset. But it is certainly not about the “reset” fomented by the financial organizations and mafias of this world, which will only push people into poverty and dependence on their governments. To understand what the Earth's problem is, you have to understand what man's problem is. We did not appear spontaneously on earth as some teach. Human kind is a family. … (Click to read more)

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We do not belong primarily to our country, but our origins are in God and our destiny is too. The problems with which humanity is constantly confronted come from the fact that we wanted to follow the example given by some of the angels, those who among the guardians whom God had established to lead us, chose to take their independence. At first, God was able to limit the damage by closing access to what the Bible describes as the tree of life. Cut off from this source of permanent spiritual regeneration, the rebellious angels have become devils, and their disembodied posterity – the spirits of the Nephilim – are demons. Under their leadership and because of their oppression, men now experience suffering and death. Because instead of returning to God, men accepted their fate and they built their own Disney world within a society in constant rebellion against God. And thanks to the pseudo-knowledge transmitted to us by these fallen angels, we have been able to develop sciences, philosophies and religions, which are all substitutes for what God wanted to share with us. There is in the same way, a false church, established by whom you guess, not on the Holy Spirit but rather on the so called revelations of some “angels of light”. This church which is often splashed by the scandals that emanate from the corrupt system on which the whole world is built functions in parallel to that whose structures are invisible. Its whole raison d'être is to recuperate the inclinations towards God and for conversion of men.

Even “domesticated” by the demons, men knew how to keep their wild instinct of sons of God. But what was to lead them to do great things in the Lord now leads them to grow in evil. If you keep up to date with what's going on in the film industry, you know what I'm talking about. Producer Mel Gibson recently expressed his disgust with Hollywood and the motion picture industry which he says, after getting into the worst, is now preying on the lives of innocent children, and I'm afraid he doesn't speak figuratively. The only entity that refuses to believe that there is a devil, is the devil himself, because he still think of himself as God. But we must not blind ourselves to the fact that this corruption affects a world of which we ourselves are part, by our birth. Our modes of operation, and our often very elaborate inventions, everything that allows us to live outside the pre-established order, is what God brings together under a general term which is "sin", a word which literally means : to miss the mark, or ignore the true meaning of life. Our societies have all developed ideologies and religions to give us the illusion that our life has meaning. Whether it is Christianity for some, patriotism or socialism for others, or even hedonism or oneirism, the meaning we give to our existence is totally artificial for as long as our relationship to the living God is n is not reciprocal. Whatever values ​​we cling to, our society remains a fragile and very incoherent whole, as suggested by this great statue with feet mixed with iron and clay seen in a dream by a great Iranian king of the past. We save the sick in the hospitals and we kill perfectly healthy babies in those same hospitals, to cite just one example of our incoherent ways.

So, despite all the progress of our science, this death to which God has promised us as a consequence of sin, remains inescapable. But what is death? Since we are otherwise immortal creatures. What dies, is actually our body which is our vehicle. We can change the course of our route while we are still alive, but once dead, it isn't in our hands any more. God promises to those who follow his Christ, a resurrection in a glorious and immortal celestial body. But contrary to what Easterners believe, we will not have the possibility of reincarnating on this earth to redeem a failed life in another life. “It is appointed for men to die once, after which comes judgment,” says God in Hebrews 9. If there is a judgment, it means that we will each be accountable individually...

Now, you have probably heard of the “law” and of the “grace” of God. We sometimes oppose these two notions. They are not opposed, but in some circumstances one can be substituted for the other. The law of men can condemn someone to death for his actions, and a judge or a person of authority like the President, can decide to pardon that person and set him free from the charges against him. Strict compliance with rules is necessary for the harmonious functioning of a family. As a wise man said : our freedom ends where that of others starts. God takes his requirements very seriously. He condemns to death those who break his law. It is not wickedness on his part, but it is the pledge of a society that can endure for eternity and demonstrate all the fullness and magnificence of God. The fear of hell has been widely used to captivate people's minds and lock them into a religious system whose observance makes people more docile and more useful to society. Revolutions and various reforms have had the side effect of freeing us from these fears, at least in appearance. But is it enough to deny the existence of sin for it to cease to exist? Or is it enough to invent new rules for the universe to adapt and to follow our reasoning? We can at most, influence our society which remains a malleable whole, to a certain extent. But can we change God's mind? Some seem to conceive it, but the truth awaits us at the end of the road. The Bible could not be clearer on this subject : sinner men will be judged by their own deeds and by their words, before enduring a second death. Now, sinners we are all without exception. We were all condemned to death. But God, who cannot deny himself in his requirements of justice but who is also a father to us, saw fit to give up his own life as the ransom which was required in his law, to redeem ours. What more could he have done? The grace of God is received by accepting that, in the person of the Son of God, who lived without sin, God bore our sin. If we identify ourselves with this death, which he accepted in our place, and consider ourselves as belonging to him henceforth – for this is what God expects from our part – God will communicate his life to us by giving us his own Spirit, who comes to dwell in us. We become just as if we had never sinned – this is the meaning of the word “justified”. His Spirit is not only the pledge of our forgiveness and our release from the last judgment, but in Him is also the eternal Life which was promised to us. “So then, if God was so good to make a way for us to be saved from the punishment of sin, what makes us think we will not go to hell if we do not take the way to heaven that He has made for us?” warns Paul in the Epistle to the Hebrews.


Jonathan Cahn: God’s Hand on Israel Relates to the End Times.

Is Jeshuah a Christian? No more than God is a Jew. “To the Jew first”: It's time to wipe out all man made barriers between our religious cultures. Jonathan Cahn, Bible teacher and best-seller author, shares his testimony. Also in this message: What lead to the Tree Of Life Bible translation.

Why This Atheist Scientist Became a Believing Christian

Born into a communist family, Dr. Sy Garte has lived most of his life as an atheist. But then science shook his beliefs and he became an agnostic. He was convinced that there must be more than matter and he finally encountered the Creator of all he studied. Today, he advocates the fact that there is no opposition between true science and the existence of God.

What Happens When You Die?

What happens when you die? Everyone has questions about death and the bible has lots to say about it. Jesus spoke more about hell than he spoke about Heaven, because as the lover of our soul, he doesn't want us to end there. In this teaching series, Allen Nolan helps us understand what happens when we die.



The Thought of the Month, March 2022

What is the common denominator between political and religious governments who don't know father and mother, the current leaders who make the headlines, characters like Stalin, Hitler and their model Nimrod, Cain, and a constellation of historical and biblical characters, and prior to them all : the serpent of Eden, Ishtar the Queen of Heaven, Lucifer and his angels? They are all evil? True, but in the Bible, Jeremiah says that the heart of man is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked, which may includes you and certainly me, and that's why Jesus had to lay down his own life in order to redeem us. So, if the common denominator is not our inherited wicked nature, what is it? You probably guessed it : it's jealousy. But why did these men, women, angels and semi gods, get so envious and jealous that they eventually became murderers? They became so because they saw the blessings that God bestowed upon their brethren, but they themselves did not participate. Not because God didn't want to bless them, but they wilfully deprived themselves from entering the blessings. They did so out of pride, as they refused to give up their rebellion. The truth is, they did not love this God who in his great generosity, grants to the innocent and the meek what Satan grants to conquerors. So they shut themselves to God, denying his very existence. And now, rather than change their minds and enter this great feast in which God invites all men for free, they organize their own celebration, by sacrificing their own children according to their principles. No need to look further for the meaning of this despicable war which will spread like an oil stain and contaminate the whole world. Behind the nationalist speeches and the well-rehearsed propaganda of the so called socialist or Islamist regimes, these belligerents have only one idea in mind and it's to destroy their brethren who have submitted to God in order to despoil them. They think that they took the big piece of the cake and fail to recognize that God has blessed them and that it could have happen just anywhere, even in a desert. Psalm 112. They are angry because their own unjust riches evaporate before they can enjoy them, and they do not recognize that “The blessing of the Lord brings wealth, without painful toil for it” as the Book of Proverbs says. Proverbs 10:22.

"Take care, therefore, that you do not say to yourself: 'It is by my own strength and my power that I have acquired all these riches.' Remember instead that it is the Lord your God who gives you the strength to achieve prosperity, keeping the agreement he promised to your ancestors, as it is today”. Deuteronomy 8:17-18

“And God to lament: “Oh! if my people listened to me, if Israel walked in my ways! In an instant I would confound their enemies, I would turn my hand against their adversaries, and those who hate the Lord would flatter him. The happiness of Israel would last forever and you would be fed with the finest of wheat; with honey from the rock I would satisfy you.” Psalm 81:13-16.




Why should we give meaning to our life ?

Why do we feel so often alone and unhappy in life, frustrated, unsatisfied, when clearly the created world contains all that is necessary for our happiness?  Sometimes it would seem that if only we could join with the right people, we would see the projects that are important to us succeed and experience a lasting fulfilment together. Why aren't things as we imagined, and why are they never definitively ours? Who is chasing us and our loved ones to put us through trials that are so contrary to our sensibility? … (Click to read more)

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How can we influence the course of the events of our life and be a little more in control of our destiny? … There are no easy answers to these questions, and if someone came to offer you effortless happiness, you would see it as one of those sales pitches that enrich no one but the merchants of illusion. But there is nevertheless a path that leads to happiness. Maybe not that cliché we imagined getting in an anthropocentric world, but deep seated, lasting and shared happiness. Yes, true happiness is indeed shared happiness. And at the risk of surprising you, the first person to be concerned by this sharing is God himself. If my choice had been based on what I perceived in other Christians, I don't think I would have been drawn to Christianity. There is all this ritualistic, hypocritical and superficial aspect, with its bigotry and its scandals, which the devil uses like a scarecrow to keep away people who are looking for some authenticity. And in another camp you have Christians who pride themselves on having been admitted into the secrecy of the gods, who are loud, talkative, and restless. They boast about great things, but they are still the most boring people on earth. If you want to know what Christianity is, you will have to overcome all these preconceptions in order to go in search of your God. Because one does not become a Christian because one has found a community of men with whom one wants to identify, but one becomes one because one has tasted the Spirit of the Living God. And it is an experience of no return. Nothing to do with religious bliss or with New Age personal development. It is more of a reversal of our traditional values. Jesus said in John 9:39, “I have come into this world to judge it. I have come so that people who are blind will see. I have come so that people who can see will become blind.”

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”. God made this beautiful promise of happiness to us through the prophet Jeremiah. Even though Jesus promised that he would stand by our side, he did not hide from us that we are progressing in enemy territory. This enemy must be identified, and Jesus teaches us how we can respond to his attacks and thwart his plans. Perhaps, the first thing we will need to do will be to abandon our path of rebellion and take the path prepared by God and which will lead us to our freedom. Moses, speaking on behalf of God, said, “See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction. For I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess.”. Many Christians mistakenly imagine that they are exempted from service, and that others take it upon themselves to acquire salvation in their behalf. This misconception can have serious consequences. How will they be able to resist the attacks and how will they enter into the inheritance that God wants to share exclusively with his sons and daughters?

“I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep”. John 10: 9-11. To offer everything to God and even our own life, and to do it with love : this is the invitation that God makes us to thwart the plans of a world that would want to take everything from us and even our identity. Because, to the extent that we give ourselves to him, God also gives himself to us, and that part of ourselves which is hidden in God can no longer be taken from us.

God invites us to be led by him in the knowledge of his person, a knowledge that opens the door to these green pastures which are the promises of happiness and peace that he made to us. Jeremiah continues, “Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back from captivity.”

And Jesus to add : “Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete”. John 16:24.



How to Live a Meaningful Life | With Greg Laurie

Do you wonder sometimes what you are really doing here on earth? In this very special message, Pastor and Teacher Greg Laurie will share the secret to a meaningful life.




What is the millennial Kingdom of Christ?


“There's a global suspense, faced with the rushing events. But if you are a Bible student, nothing that happens in the world today should surprise you. And if you're a follower of Christ, you have a new mind, a new heart, and you have peace and joy. The only thing left for the near future is the redemption of your body”. Amir Tsarfati, Messianic Israeli.


Genesis 6, or the key to the Mystery.

In the Bible, it was announced that the Messiah would come twice: Once as a sin offering – the lamb of God – to redeem mankind, and a second time as Messiah and ruler – the Lion from the tribe of Judah – to reign over all the nations. This reign will begin with a thousand years of peace on Earth. (Click to read more)

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The first coming of Jesus took place literally, according to what was announced in the Bible. So why shouldn't we believe that his second coming will happen the same way? We live in a world at war, and what we see happening now between nations is a repercussion of what is happening in the spiritual realm. This also explains the fact that the Truth has been withheld until now and that a perverted religion has taken hold. The Jews as a nation failed to recognize the first coming of their Messiah. This will give the possibility to a false Messiah, or an "Anti-Christ", to appear at the appointed time and to deceive them in their expectation. And on the other hand, a large part of the church including the Catholic Church and most Protestant churches, are said to be "amillennial", that is to say they do not believe that Christ will return at a historic date to establish his reign on earth. But they rather believe that this reign began with the birth of Jesus Christ, and that it now continues through the church. Those two erroneous positions, greatly influences our vision of world politics.

Thus, even among Christians and Jews, there is a misunderstanding of what is meant by "the reign of Christ". If the world we know today is ruled by Christ, then we would have plenty of reason to be extremely disappointed in God. But what is about to take place is an extremely important subject for us Christians, and in fact for everyone, because this event carries our hopes for the world. Initially, God is going to open the “wedding room”, that is to say the dimension in which Jesus finds himself, to let in those who have placed all their hopes in him. Soon you could find yourself in that other dimension and changed in the blink of an eye in the likeness of the Son of God. You don't need to be special for that. No need to be religious. But there will have to be a real bond between you and the Son of God. “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me” said Jesus. “He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger’s voice”. John 10. “If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am”. John 14.

But while a small portion of the earth's population will suddenly be gone, on this earth now deprived of its salt, evil will be free to wreak havoc. These will be abominable times, times like the world has never known, Jesus tells us. A good part of humanity will pass away during the trials which will be imposed on it, because of the obstinacy of men to reject God. The earth itself will be partially destroyed by plagues and by cosmic catastrophes. Fortunately, this time will be short: about seven years including three and a half years of plagues, according to what the Bible says. Part of humanity will thus have been able to survive. We will then see the Son of God descending from heaven with his angels and his chosen ones, to take back the government of the earth from the hands of the devil. The wicked will be destroyed, and the devil will be thrown into a pit, with his angels, and they will remain there for a thousand years. During this "millennium" our earth will bloom again and manifest the glory of Christ who originally created it with his Father. It is a revelation that the world has been waiting for since its origins: “the revelation of the sons of God”, according to what the Apostle Paul tells us. These will undoubtedly be wonderful times when men will live in love in a dimension of supernatural regeneration, and when no harm will be done to any creature. But remember, the wicked will have been removed. During this reign, Jesus will be the head of the Jewish nation. Jew or Yehudim means: "those who praise the God who speaks to his people", as opposed to those who worship dumb idols – Satan, the respectable Baal and the Queen of Heaven behind whom the spirits of this world hide. Jerusalem will become the center and the capital of the world. During this reign, the earth will be supernaturally restored and it will experience a divine kingdom of peace and harmony among all men. Not only men, but even animals will change their nature and become friendly with each other. Men will no longer die but they will live for centuries. Each will live on his plot and have “his vine and his fig tree” – wine for joy, figs for sustenance.

This is what Peter saw and had in mind on the day of Pentecost, when he said, ‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy. I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke. The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord. And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Acts 2:17-21

Will the exodus that will precede Christ's return in glory take place this year, or within the next ten or twenty years? No one knows and this is part of God's strategy. Jesus simply asked us to be prepared for this eventuality. But the preliminary circumstances for this departure are now in place, which suggests that this could happen any day.

After demonstrating the Kingdom of God on earth during this millennial reign, Jesus will move on – things no man has yet seen or even imagined. The devil will then be freed from his prison, because he must be able to seduce the hypocrites, those who will not be sincerely won over to God and who will not be worthy of an eternity lived in his Light. Then will come the true end of the world, with the cataclysmic destruction of earth and sky. Our universe will be rolled up like an old newspaper that we have finished reading and delivered to the fire with all that it will still contain. But for the friends of God there will come a new earth, and new heavens, which have been prepared from before the foundation of the world for those who love him.



“As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man”.
Matthew 24

“Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out. And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” John 12:31-32.

“Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.
Very truly I tell you, a time is coming and has now come when even the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live”. John 5:24-25.

“As God’s co-workers we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain. For he says, “In the time of my favour I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.” I tell you, now is the time of God’s favour, now is the day of salvation”. 2 Corinthians 6:1-2.


Exposing You to the Intellectual side of Christian Belief.

Do we have to cancel God from science? Can we discuss with people who have different beliefs? In his Capturing Christianity channel, Cameron Bertuzzi gathers many lectures and interviews by well known and reputable scientists. Also, many guest speakers who express their views and opinions in an interesting way.

The Rise of Russia and the End Times | Gary Hamrick

In Luke 21 and Ezekiel 38, Jesus and God, mention a list of events that are indicators that we are getting closer to His return. Among these things, says Jesus, there will be "wars and commotion" and "nation will rise against nation" and "kingdom against kingdom."

What In The World Is Going On? | End Times & Prophecy by Jimmy Evans

Russia, Iran, Syria, Turkey, China, Europe: what do all these belligerent nations have in common? The leaders of those nations will think at some point, “I am God and I can do whatever I please. I will crush and plunder this insolent 'holy nation' as it thinks of itself”. Blinded by their arrogance, they not realize that God has put a hook in their mouth to bring them to the Valley of Josaphat to undergo their own judgment.

Ezekiel 38-39 | In a great battle the Lord will fight for Israel – Paul LeBoutillier

How and in what order will the events of the end times take place? The Bible describes this sequence of events with great precision. Given in 2021, this message takes a new dimension as of March 2022.

Amir Tsarfati: The Last Trumpet

In the Bible, the sounding of a trumpet often indicated that something important was about to happen. Amir also reminds the believer of how joyous it will be when we hear this final trumpet sounding – a glorious moment that by all indications is coming very soon.

Awaiting His Return

Mike Golay, Barry Stagner, and Amir Tsarfati will put a strong emphasis on Bible prophecy and encourage attendees to this seminary to be Awaiting His Return in light of the times and seasons!

Awaiting His Return Conference | Session 2


Author of best-seller “The Late Great Planet Earth” reviews world-events in the light of Bible prophecy. The Bible is the only trustworthy source of knowledge and what was foreseen by Hal Lindsey thirty years ago has come to pass. What will the future of planet earth be? The Bible makes no secret of it and Jesus said: “When you will see all theses signs, you'll know with certainty that the Son of Man is at the door”.

Living Waters

You say you are a good person. But are you ready to take the test? Don't wait until you have to jump to realize you have no parachute ! Some eye opening interviews.

Off The Kirb Ministries

You want to know the truth but you are fed up with the religious ways in which too many Christians convey the Truth? Well, there is a very interesting alternative !

Is Elon Musk a Christian Now? Listen to His Answer

Elon Musk recently had an interview with The Babylon Bee, where they discussed a variety of Christian-related topics, and Elon Musk gives more insights into his spiritual perspectives. Ray Comfort then shares the gospel with a woman who happily listens.
Also: Can technology really save us?

How I got healed from virus – David Hogan

Inimitable David Hogan. Most people will tell you how to fight a lion and they will run away from it, but David says: Go for it.
“If you get tired while racing against people, how can you race against horses? If you stumble in a country that is safe, what will you do in the thick thornbushes along the Jordan River?” Jeremiah 12:5

Listen also: I don't want your God, but I want your God to heal me.

The Day Approaching – Amir Tsarfati

In this message based on history and prophecy, Israeli Amir Tsarfati rises our hopes. As we enter times where many will bow to the devil, he reminds us that this is no time to dance on the tune imposed by this world, but rather to stand and to become aware. The Bible makes it abundantly clear that no one knows the day or hour of the Lord’s return for His church. Yet the Bible is equally clear that there will be a generation that sees “the Day of the Lord” (the tribulation) approaching.

The Precious Blood of Jesus – Kevin Zadai

From Genesis to Calvary, it has always been about the blood and it has always been about the genetics. You have no idea how important it is for God that you are and that you remain a pure stock human being. But who would want to interfere with that and alter us? Who want to mingle their seed with the seed of men? Nimrod is after the blood line. He is after the womb. He wants the inheritance.

Curry Blake – Opening Your Spiritual Eyes

What do you see? Do you see the doom and gloom or do you see the bright and victorious side? What is reminded to us in this message can make an enormous difference in our life.

Amir Tsarfati: The Millennial Kingdom

What is the "Millennial Kingdom"? Why do so many Christians struggle with it? Is it a real kingdom with a real king? Who is going to reign? Where? Why? How is that future kingdom related to the importance of believing in Jesus today? Answers to these questions and more in this message!

Amir Tsarfati: The Book of Revelation

It is probably the least read book in the whole of the New Testament although it is written that there is a special blessing for those who read it. However, we need to be guided to understand it. In this short and clear description of the book, Amir Tsarfati takes us out of the confusion that has led many Christians to believe that they will go through these tribulations.

Amir Tsarfati: What is our Blessed Hope?

What we believe will decide how we live our life. Have we embraced the "Kingdom Now" theology? Or do we think we will have to endure the tribulations that the world will experience to earn Heaven? Well, let it be according to your faith, Jesus would probably answer. But Amir instead encourages us to believe in a God of love who keeps his promises. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.



Free the captives

This morning as I walked through the house, I heard a familiar wing beat coming from the veranda. A young chickadee, probably wanting to explore that place, had come in through the open door and had found itself trapped by the many windows. … (Click to read more).

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This wing flapping had not escaped our cat, as I saw out of the corner of my eye, ignoring my calls and moving swiftly towards the source of the noise. I had to run to catch it, and then lock it in another room. He was upset that I made him miss a snack and what would have been the highlight of his day, but he will get over it. Back in the verandah, I opened the door wide and walked out and back in, so the bird could look at me and learn, then I stepped back. But instead of flying towards the door, the bird relentlessly tried to make its way through the window from a place hidden behind the plants. To save it from exhaustion and possible injury, I had to grab it, then I placed it carefully on an outside table where it could fly away once it got its senses. It stood there for a good five minutes, arranging its feathers, looking at the sky, which made me worry about the condition of its head after the shocks, and dread that a bigger bird would eventually notice it and take advantage of the situation. I had also heard of how the mahouts break the will of elephants by tying them up with strong chains and beating them for days in a row without food. When the elephant has learned that no matter how strong and angry he is, he cannot free himself from the tyranny of his masters, they will then tie him with a simple rope and he will remain obediently in their service for the rest of his life. Perhaps the shocked little bird now imagined that a glass prison was all around it. But a blast of wind brought it back to reality, and it finally flew to a nearby tree.

You know that Jesus ordered us to release the captives. What are we to be set free from? Not our boss nor our wife – although they sometimes work effectively to our holiness. Illness, addictions, low self-esteem, resentment, are among the most obvious, but anything we fail to get past becomes a prison and the lures and traps of this world are many. Among them, there are all these false conceptions of God, which are as many insurmountable chasms between our solitude and the reality of feeling loved by our heavenly Father. How do we do what Jesus asked of us? By jumping on distraught people and imprisoning them in our churches or in a religion? People who need God need friendship first. True churches are founded on home groups where people seek a Spirit led lifestyle, which is at the opposite of what tradition has to offer. In times to come, all of our certainties will be shaken and many people will feel lost and helpless. And I'm afraid there are also a lot of marauding cats. No… sorry cats, sorry dogs and wolves in sheep skin, God's children are no snack for you. What we are asked is to behave like sons in order to show them where the door is, but sometimes also, to tell them the whole truth in love. Then, it is up to each individual to make the choice of his direction of life and to take off. Jesus is the door, and whoever comes to God should pass through him as well, only to be released into the green pastures of knowledge of God, he said. Even this Jesus who nevertheless created us with his Father – well, this God denies himself to be the owner of slaves. He of course expects our reciprocity, but God has never forced anyone to love him back for the good he does to us. Remember the Tower of Babel? The world will soon be informed of the rise of a new religion. The leaders of this religion will use all the strings of our sensitivity to make us fall into their humanist, anthropocentric, diabolical intrigue. “We must unite to be strong”, said the people of Babel. They had forgotten that there is a God over men. Jesus told us that when God is not invited to dwell in the house, the demons return, each taking seven other spirits even more wicked than them. Because even with its arms open to all without asking questions and its alleged universality, the new religion is only the old religion reworked and which has made an alliance with even more devious entities. Its iron fist hidden in a velvet glove will be directed more than ever against the living God, and those who serve him. It is designed to subordinate us to gods and goddesses on a human scale and who do not speak, lest feeling our need to be redeemed and transformed, we would turn away from them and return to the living God. The Spirit of the Father alone – He whom Jesus invites us to pray in the secrecy of our room – has the gift of leading us to the open door, that is to say to Jesus who is in facts, our Messiah and our Lord.


“All who have come before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep have not listened to them. I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full”.  John 10:8-10




Romans 8 :

The Revelation of the Sons of God.

Are we all children of God? In a generic sense, probably. But can we say that we are his sons and daughters? I once shared with a friend what I had come to understand from reading the New Testament. I was a fresh convert at the time, I had sought God alone and I was still a stranger to the political correctness that befits Christian circles. I smoked, swore, drove a small sports car and sometimes lied to hide the shameful habits that I couldn't shake. I was undoubtedly not like you and I had my share of contradictions… But, I was all fire all flame as they say, enthusiastic by the new horizons which opened to me while God was revealed gradually through of my readings of the Bible, moreover not being little proud of my discoveries. I was looking for other believers so that I could share common experiences with them, and this friend then crossed my path. He had bathed in evangelical circles for a long time and had been through Bible school. In his eyes, my double life was an open book that probably spoke louder than my words. So when I proudly announced to him that I had discovered through my reading that we are all sons of God – a real revolution for a child of Catholics, even renegade to his tradition –, he hastened to calm my ardour. “We're just adopted sons,” he explained. And it is true that our Bible affirms that “in Jesus, God elected us before the foundation of the world, so that we may be holy and blameless before him, having predestined us in his love to be his adopted children by Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will ” Ephesians 1. This correction was undoubtedly partly deserved, but it had broken me in my tracks. ... (Click to read more)

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Before continuing this story, I open here a parenthesis after I just heard a message. I like this young pastor who is Arthur Thomas. I hope his positions are clear on Bethel Church and its “baptism of fire”, which is part of the much controversial “School of the Supernatural,” for Art delivers exceptional messages on Divine healing. And he is my hero when it comes to living and demonstrating the topic of this chapter. His name may have been wrongly associated with this crowded but misguided church – heresy hunters can be over the top at times, as some proselytes are – we all err on the side of things at times. Take for example: I just discovered a new video on YT. Someone had taken the story of the life of young Akiane Kramarik, and had added a translation of the commentary in French. I added it to my links right away, but then listened to the video until the end and was flabbergasted when I realized that this gentleman was hijacking the content of this video to glorify, not the one who is the object of this quest : Jesus the Christ, nor even the person concerned. But he shamelessly advocated the muse of the forged religion, the Virgin, Ashtarot, Our Lady the Queen of Heaven, a very old mythical figure by man's standard which we know has usurped the identity of the woman who gave birth to Jesus to lead millions of Christians into the dead end of a forbidden devotion ...

We live in a strange world among strange people, and if I unintentionally offended you, I fully take it because it is for your good. Know however that if you feel offended, and perhaps even very angry, it is because an entity which is not you feels threatened by these affirmations. Don't feel hurt but realize that you are a victim of religious deception. The Bible teaches that our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. Even if this displeases those who advance tendentious interpretations, it nowhere mentions a divine mother, or if it does it is to warn us against a counterfeit religion. Understand that this is not misogyny. We have to admit that Satan does exist and that he certainly did not stand idly by during the great invasion of his empire by Christianity. After having deceived Eve in the garden through the serpent, which affected all her descendants including Mary, the mother of Jesus, he scaffolded from the beginnings of Christianity, several plans that would allow him to recover a posteriori the children that the Christ would take him back and return to their rightful Father, even the most sincere believers, in order to reappropriate their obedience by roundabout ways. He did so, among other means, through a forged religion. The mother is the soul. The father is the spirit. The soul of man is, according to God himself, definitely corrupted. It is irrecoverable, and it is enough to listen to the rhetoric of the theology of the Virgin Mary to be convinced of it. From the time Eve let herself be seduced, the “feeling” lies. I'm not denying the value of true tenderness of heart, but some people are totally lost in their fallacies, which tend to give legitimacy and even to deify, human feelings which have lost their strength and their legitimacy. For it is through the spirit that God finds us – “the Spirit of Truth which the world cannot receive because it does not know him”. “A sword will pierce your soul”, old Simeon prophesied on Mary. This sword will prove to be that of the Spirit in the mouth of her own son. And Mary new it beforehand since she had said: “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant.” She knew she was a sinner like all men and she needed a saviour. Jesus is a friend to the humble and to those who know they are sinners, but he nevertheless remains the three times holy God, before whom all our stratagems collapse.

But according to the Bible, God is a father and also a mother to us. He loves us more fiercely and he knows us more intimately than the best mother. “You shaped me in a wonderful way in my mother's womb, and nothing that I am is hidden from you, you even know every day that is destined for me before these exist”, will David write in Psalm 139. “Your Father knows you need these things”. “Even the hairs of your head are numbered”, Jesus will say. “Wisdom begins with reverence for God. All who observe it have a sound mind and understanding” Psalm 111:10. Those who turn to the Virgin myth generally admit that they do not have a satisfactory relationship with the Father and with Jesus. If we do not come to this experience of the Father, we should ask his forgiveness for doubting his love, and perhaps we will have to tear down the anthropogenic concept of the Olympian gods which has permeated our Christianity, in order to receive a new understanding of the person of God. “Oh you know, I don't read the Bible because I don't understand it. And then this Old Testament God, frankly, it's outdated. But when I pray, I feel that the Virgin is present and I am relieved to be able to unload my worries on her, even if in reality I have to admit that I do not see an answer to my prayers”. You don't make an un-thirsty donkey drink, goes the saying. If you are unaware that you are living in the midst of a lost world, neither will you feel the need for higher wisdom to help you find your way. And how could we fall in love with somebody if we don't spend time with that person, knowing her better and contemplating her? And how could we fall in love with a person if we don't spend time with her, knowing her and watching her live? Otherwise, it is better to fall in love with an image or a plaster statue that will remain on your shelf and that will not cost you in outings and restaurants. In the past, men would have spent a veritable fortune to have access to what is made widely available to us for free. The Bible is a one-way mirror. The first image reflected in it is yours in the midst of your situation. But in the background stands the living and life-giving presence of God.

The first and foremost commandment is this: “Hear, O Israel, the Lord. He is the only true God. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. And you will love your neighbour as yourself”. Is it a matter of feelings? No, these are called commandments. When I did my military service, everything in me initially rebelled against these orders given without possibility of discussion and without sentimentality. But after a while, I began to see the positive fruits that this discipline had on my character, and I quite liked the fact that I no longer needed to analyse everything critically. The effort became almost restful. It is the same with God when we let him lead us, except that with God things always have sense and a meaning, even if this meaning does not appear immediately. But coming back to Art Thomas, he mentioned, in a very good message that I will recommend you listen to, that according to a survey, thirty percent of evangelical Christians do not believe that Jesus is God, and the number even climbs to seventy-five percent when it comes to believing that Yeshua, or Jesus, is a created angel-like being. No wonder, then, that these people also don't believe what they are in Christ. If they were aware of who they are, they would not need the apparitions of an angel of light (*), or heresy hunters, or even a super-apostle, to be told what to do and who they may or may not trust. “The man who has the Spirit judges everything, and he himself is not judged by anyone,” Paul told the Corinthians.

The foundation of the Christian faith is not a dogma, or a church, a religion, or even a discipline extrapolated from the teachings of the apostles. Jesus said: “You search the Scriptures, because you think you have eternal life in them: they are the ones who bear record of me and you do not want to come to me to have life!” The foundation of the Christian life is therefore a person. Either we have that person, or we fill the void with what religion can offer.

To become son and daughter of God indeed passes by this learning of the discernment of the spirits and by our emancipation from the rudimentary principles of the world. The Bible teaches that from its origins, the world we live in has been in the centre of a conflict between two seeds. If there are two offsprings, there must be two progenitors. Many races and tribes inhabit the earth, but all individuals combined, God classifies us into only two spiritual families : the offspring of the women and the offspring of the serpent. This is mentioned in one of the very first chapters of Genesis. This woman is represented there by Eve who symbolizes Life, physical life, but also the life of believers from the moment she is saved, as Paul mentions. She is not Miriam, but the mother of Jesus is part of the equation since she gave life to Christ who is the Messiah of Israel. Israel is indeed this woman who is mentioned prophetically in this text of Genesis, as confirmed by the dream of Joseph, son of Israel, in the light of Revelation 12. And in Isaiah 53, Christ is prophetically attributed an additional seed, acquired by his sacrifice, and which concerns us a priori, us non-Jews who believe in him. So, apart from Christ who was born without the intervention of an earthly father, every man, from his birth, belongs to the serpent because of the venom of the lie that he has instilled in us. But he becomes the seed of the woman (of Abraham and the promises), and the spiritual bride of Christ, from the moment he accepts the Messiah of Israel as his Christ. It's a simple yet complex plot that I discuss in more detail in this other chapter, because it is the cause of everything that is happening in the world today and it is going to be the stake of this final battle, whose ferocity is cause for concern. What can reassure us, perhaps, is the fact that God foretold that Christ and his seed would suffer a heel injury, while we would crush the serpent's head. Paul says that there is no commonality between the sufferings of this present day and the glory that is to come. I close the parenthesis here, but you now see how things could have been diverted for the benefit of the other woman, because it must perhaps be specified : in the Hebrew tradition, the serpent that seduced Eve in the garden was originally a kind of woman with wings. Her wings will be taken away from her as a punishment for her betrayal. She will no longer have her place in heaven and she will have to wander on earth. Disobeying God, she had planned to become Adam's bride, but God had intended Christ for us. We now know who is behind this identity today. We can therefore imagine the feelings that can animate her, vis-à-vis the human race, with regard to Christ whom she crucified but who came back to life to reign over her with his saints, and the pandemonic projects that she has scaffolded for this period of history, at the end of which she will be thrown into a pit where she will remain locked up for a period of a thousand years, before being released to be finally destroyed. I'm telling you, the darkest plots of American soap-series are children's bedtime stories beside this reality, and I would surely not ask this woman to babysit my children.

How do you become a son of God? From this theological confrontation that I mentioned at the beginning, with this friend committed to the faith but who was a little too legalistic in my view, I had the vague feeling that it was necessary to deserve this adoption by making act of holiness. Even if I owe it to this friend's prayer that I was definitely rid of the urge to smoke, I was again confronted with this religious spirit of control, which had made me move away from Catholicism in the first place. It then took me many years of wrestling with doubt, of fasting, self-exorcism attempts and a yo-yo spiritual life where I depended on other people for my substance, experiencing some surges almost immediately followed by long periods of stagnation in a semi-depressive doldrums from which I could not extricate myself, to finally understand that, like many Christians, I had tackled the problem from the wrong end. Truth is that we are born in a sin nature and we cannot shake sin as long as we see ourselves as sinners. If you want to control a snake, you need to grab its head, not its tail. The Bible says of Christ that he crushed the head of the serpent, and Christ himself asserts that those who believe in him will walk on snakes and scorpions, mostly figuratively speaking I reassure you, without them being able to do them any harm. I recommend on this subject a teaching from Andrew Wommack that I put in link here. So my first impression was the right one : We are the sons of God from the very moment we decide to take God's offer to become his sons. It is a change of mindset, and it is this status obtained by faith that gives us the power to overcome the vagaries of our inherited nature. “For you are all sons of God through trusting in Messiah Yeshua. For all of you who were immersed in Messiah have clothed yourselves with Messiah. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female – for you are all one in Messiah Yeshua. And if you belong to Messiah, then you are Abraham’s seed – heirs according to the promise” says Paul to the Galatians. The fact that we recognize that Jesus is the Son of God, but also of believing in what we have become from the moment Jesus reconnected us with our God, opens the door to our spiritual freedom and makes us inherit from all the promises of God. Religion has accustomed us to remaining forever under the authority of a pyramidal order ultimately controlled by the devil. But God made us sit in spiritual places with Christ, writes also the apostle Paul to the Ephesians. God only placed two conditions on us to be considered by him as his sons and daughters : We must decide to be constantly led by his Spirit, according to Romans 8, which implies that we remain filled with him and His Word, and not with the vanity of our life in this world, and we must demonstrate what we believe we now are, by living and acting as peace craftsmen, as Jesus says in Matthew 5:9. So again, God does not expect us to rise to him, but he has joined us in our weakness by placing his Spirit in us as our companion for this trip, so that, inhabited by him, we behave naturally like his sons and daughters and not as helpless sinners or as religious beggars.

With its numerous connotations, the word “adoption” comes sometimes like a shadow in the picture. But the word υιοθεσια (Huiothesia), which was translated by “adoption” for lack of a more adequate word in our Western languages, is not at all depreciating in the sense in which the Bible uses it. It is made up of the roots Huios (son) and Tithemi (placing). According to a commentary, this word is only used five times in the Bible, by Paul, in reference to our position as joint heirs within the promises made by God to Abraham. In John 8, Jesus gives us some explanations which come to enlighten God's project. The inheritance promised to Abraham was the accession of his seed to the same promises that he had made to him. God had promised Abraham that, because he had believed, he would be blessed and his name would be famous. He also would become – and his seed after him –, a source of blessing. His seed would be like the sand of the sea or the stars of heaven that no one can count, and God would put them in possession of foreign territories, “a land of the west where milk and honey flows”. Abraham is the embodiment of the principle that “if you believe, you will see the glory of God”. It is on this principle of the “faith that brings about things which are not into existence”, the very principle God had already used to create our world, that God founded the covenant he made with Abraham and with his descendants. God had however specified that in order to inherit the promises, no mixture would be allowed with man's merit and own achievements. The children of the handmaid (the law, or the religion) would not inherit with those of the free woman (the faith and the Spirit).

It is also by virtue of the faith that God raised up another seed to Abraham, a seed taken from the foreign world, won to Abraham by Christ. Peter said, “Be sorry for your sins and turn from them and be baptised in the name of Jesus Christ, and your sins will be forgiven. You will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. This promise is to you and your children. It is to all people everywhere. It is to as many as the Lord our God will call.”  Joined to the children of Israel, these two peoples are called to form one. The heir is like the servant as long as he is a child, says Jesus. But the servant does not stay forever in the house, while the son inherits everything. In another passage in the Bible, Paul says that we were placed under the law as under a tutor. A more descriptive translation than the word “adoption” would therefore be : “our placement in the position of sons, with the immediate change of our hearts, which will be followed later by that of our bodies, so that glorious, they also correspond to our new identity of sons of God”. But in John 8, the masters and teachers of the law react to Jesus' offer to set them free : “We are no one's servants. We are the seed of Abraham and have one father : God, for we are not illegitimate children”. The fact that Jesus was born without a father had not escaped them. Their sarcasm is fair game since Jesus had suggested that they had for father the one who inspired them all their bad thoughts and their murders, that is to say the devil. But Jesus knew his Father perfectly. As he means it, the Father is the one who generates us spiritually and who indwells us. What was true for Jesus is also true for us. After his resurrection, he said to Mary of Magdala: “Go and find my brothers and tell them that I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God”. God does not adopt us as strangers to his race or to his house, or as servants, or even as pets. But from “prodigal” sons that we were, he dresses us in a new robe and puts the ring of his authority on our finger. He kills the fattened calf for us, for what it may mean to everyone. God perfects us by making us reborn of his Spirit, to position us in a dominant manner in spiritual places, while he sets us back into his redeemed family. This found again identity is essential. When we read the Bible, we realize that God has many children, but his great sorrow is that we are not all his sons and daughters. There are the children of wrath (Ephesians 2), the sons of destruction (John 17), the rebellious, deceitful, obstinate, children (many quotes), and there are the sons from the east and west who will sit at the table with Abraham and Jesus while some of the sons of the Kingdom will be thrown out because they did not believe. (Matthew 8).

The early disciples were not necessarily holier than many of us. In fact some were even much worse. Most of them had never attended Bible school, with the possible exception of Saul of Tarsus who for a time became the leader of the persecutors. But these ordinary men and women had one thing in common, and that one thing made them extraordinary. It was the Spirit of adoption that God had poured out upon them on the day of Pentecost. But again, the word “adoption” poorly describes God's intent in sharing his spiritual nature with us. A better translation would be “to put on an identity” or “to appoint to a position” or “to promote”. Remember what the Father said to his eldest son: “Look, dear son, you and I are very close, and everything I have is yours”. The eldest son, who represents believers who come from an obedient religious background and the law, as well as the Jews compared to the non-Jews, did not live in accordance with his status. His mentality had remained that of a servant, hence his frustration when the Father rehabilitated his younger brother who had lived in an erratic way. But after Pentecost, it was precisely this awareness of who they were that now carried the sons of the gift of God like a rushing wave which they were surfing. They had faith, and their joy could withstand persecution. God was with them, in them, and they knew that nothing was impossible for them. Everywhere they went, extraordinary things were happening. The Bible is surprisingly succinct on the details, presumably to avoid us the temptation to seek miracles instead of the One who performs them. But we can still read in the Book of Acts, things that are highly improbable. The apostles walk out of closed prison cells, the dead are resurrected, the paralytics are instantly healed, the sick who were lined up in the streets are all healed without exception as the shadow of an apostle passes over them, others are healed or set free when an handkerchief blessed by an apostle is laid on them, disciples move from one city to another without having to go there – the whole earth seems to be waiting for this revelation of the sons of God. Convicted at the sight of all these wonders, Satanist miracle workers are converted, and thousands of people turn to this faith and embrace the great freedom of the children of God. Of course, this cannot be popular with everyone and persecution doesn't take long to organize. Stephen, a man of grace and power, performed wonders and great miracles among the people. Indicted, he is not afraid to tell his judges their four truths, as before him Jesus did not hesitate to tell them that they were the children of the devil. Stephen paints a grandiose historical fresco for them, to finally remind them that what their fathers were, so are they : stiff-necked people who continually resist God and who are the murderers of the prophets. The very moment he says these things, Jesus shows himself to Stephen in a kind of Imax motion picture which he comments live: “Now I see the heavens open, and the Son of man standing at the right hand of God”. But for those slaves of the spirit of the world who had listened to him with some interest until then, this is too much. Man standing besides God to rule the world, it can only be blasphemy. What they hear contributes to ringing the hallmarks of a beleaguered religion and puts them in a murderous rage.

The history of the world is made of this succession of velleities for the revelation of the sons of God, almost immediately perverted by the devil or repressed in vicious actions going as far as barbaric and bloody repression. I have nothing against religions. They are part of the human landscape, like politics, sport, entertainment. If it is religion that you want, I can recommend the Catholic religion over many others. Even if it subrogated to Christ the Queen of Heaven and substituted human traditions for the Gospel, it will still make the Bible available to you, and this is what allowed me to be saved. The Bible denounces all the liberties they have taken from sound doctrine, but they generally do not read these passages or they interpret them in their own way. But some denominations are more dangerously devious, because error is more subtle in them. All religions approach the things of God in an unrenewed mind, and therefore they are not immune to the control of the forces of evil. Religion brings sterilization, pseudonymisation and the outright eviction of the Spirit of the Lord. Men and women of good try to rekindle the flame, but they face subversive forces that are quick to undermine their efforts or to recuperate the rewards, and this cycle has been repeating for millennia. If religion needs to invoke the Queen of Heaven and if it clings to a system and to traditions, it is because, as Paul said to the Corinthians : “The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God”.

In spite of this, the Kingdom of God, for it is indeed about it, is progressing inexorably. Like an oil stain, the good news of the Gospel of the Sons of God has spread throughout the world for two thousand years and even longer. Jesus told us that his Gospel would be like the leaven that the baker has put in the flour. Society, even if it resists admitting it, has been transformed from within by the gospel. Everywhere in the world, ordinary men and women are convinced that they are called to an extraordinary destiny, and their hopes are in Christ, as are also the hopes we can have for our world. The first disciples like Stephen and his companions, were not afraid of death. They had dared to look Reality in the eye, and what they saw there had changed them forever. They could no longer subscribe to this organized slavery of the sons of God that Satan perpetuates through religion. They were now so free that even living or dying didn't really matter. The war waged by the forces of evil is a lost battle. The reason is simple : their weapon of deterrence, death, has been has been swallowed up in Life by the victory of Christ. 1 Corinthians 15. To be able to nourish ourselves on this truth will undoubtedly be precious in times to come, when the corrupt world will embark on its ultimate assault against God and his people, that which will sign it's end.


The only hope for man to survive his passage on earth is to use the time allotted for his earthly pilgrimage to become the spiritual being he is supposed to be.



Life is a precious, yet often wasted treasure.

Even if sometimes, adversity makes us perceive our life as an ordeal, we are probably grateful for it and we remain expectant of the good things it will bring along. Life is the vehicle that allows us to explore the world in which we were born, and to build the character that will clothe our identity. … (Click to read more)

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This identity has its source in God. It will extend well beyond the years that we can count on earth, for time is a very random notion and it is linked to this earthly existence. But if life was a car, it would be delivered with its owner's manual describing the design of the vehicle, its various elements, giving sound advice on how to drive it and advising maintenance to be made at regular intervals to keep it in excellent condition. You may have bought a used car that came without an owner's manual. Soon, a warning lit up on the dashboard, leaving you puzzled. A call to a friend more knowledgeable in mechanics will have reassured you: “These warnings usually pop on from a certain mileage. It's probably the measuring probe that is worn out and should be replaced. You may just as well ignore it”. I remember my first Subaru, a wrecked vehicle that I had refurbished. As you probably know, these are four-wheel drive vehicles designed to get out of most situations. Still, I got stuck on a sloped road due to an unexpected patch of ice. One wheel was spinning and the car would not move. There are some laborious solutions to get out of such situation and I eventually made my way. One day though, I wondered about the function of a button that stood slightly hidden under the dashboard. By consulting the driver's manual – finally! – I discovered that my car was equipped with a differential lock control. The function that would have helped me out of that awkward situation had been implemented by the car manufacturer. Still, I had to know it and switch it manually as needed.

All cultures combined, the tradition of the elders corresponds to these approximate guesses on effects and their causes, and the more or less relevant interpretations we make of the things that affect us. Some of the findings have been written by the wises in books, and these books have served to the development of religions. All these traditions, oral at the beginning, which were adapted to the particular customs and tinged with tales and legends of the ancient peoples – the nebulous theories of the New Age are a resurgence of old theories brought up to date –, explains that people who, according to scientists have a common origin, may have ultimately very different ideas about life, to the point that the word God is synonymous with love for some, hatred for others, with in between almost as many shades of grey as there are men on the planet, the result being that we cannot support each other and live in good harmony. Our great political and religious figures are aware of the problem and have been working for a long time on the development of a “universal” driver's manual which will serve as the foundation for the iron rod of a world ecumenism. But will this “harmonization” of the truth really bring the solution to the problems of humanity? …


Is Christianity a Religion?

“What sets the disciples of Jesus apart from the rest of the world including most Christians and myself, is not so much what they know or what they believe, but it's rather what they do with it”.

Millennia of religion have gathered a huge knowledge base. And yet, for most of us the true face of the Creator remains as elusive as ever… The general observation is that the world has not changed much. Balances are still based on military power and not on equity, and therefore peace remains precarious. All are looking out for a strong man who will tackle our important issues and lead the world with authority. This will only set us back. Hope for a better tomorrow could nevertheless lie within a man. … (Click to read more)

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The political and religious worlds of today, seem to merge in a common endeavour aimed at preparing the way for a charismatic leader – a strong man who will handle our crises with persuasiveness and efficiency. Like a straw fire, this man will rise says the Bible, but he will be reduced to nothing. Men have never done well with dictators once they realized that their hopes were deceived. But think about this: maybe this Messiah has already come and we didn't know him, because his leadership style was not that which we were accustomed to? Jesus said that mind knowledge is good but is not enough. His teaching must be put in practice so we can witness that it works. The Gospel of Matthew presents us Jesus as the new Moses, he who led his people out of Egypt. We thought we were already in our promised land! Amazing. However, many people imagine that Jesus simply brought a new religion, and this is understandable when one sees what has been done with his teaching. But is religion all that Jesus wanted us to keep from his message? When one reads through the Gospels, one sees that Jesus is continually confronting religion. Not in vain attempts to reform it – Jesus did not even consider reforming religion as something worthwhile. But he rebuked the priest's attitude by compassion for those who were to remain in the darkness, because religion had eclipsed God and it was keeping the people in slavery of its own rules. Jesus goes so far as to accuse the religious leaders of building the mausoleums of the prophets whom their fathers killed, acknowledging by this that they were the sons of the prophet's murderers. We could go on : Who killed the Son of God if not religion ? The death on the cross is a fate that Jesus had accepted before he took flesh. This punishment suffered in our place was at the heart of his mission on earth. By confronting the world and its religion to their powerlessness, to the point that we had to get rid of him so that our institutions could preserve a semblance of legitimacy, Jesus has demonstrated in an indelibly manner that religion is pernicious by the use. All times, religions and faiths combined, religious institutions and world powers always got hand in hand when it came to suppressing the advancement of the Kingdom of God on earth, as the demonstration was made when they thought they had submitted Jesus. But in the vision of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, of which Daniel gave him the interpretation, the feet of the great statue are made of iron mixed with terracotta. Political power and religion can get along, but their assembly is precarious and this marriage is not made to last forever. The Reign of Christ is represented by this stone which is detached without the help of any hand, and which breaks the feet of the statue which are the foundation of our society, causing the collapse of the entire structure put in place by men. “In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever. This is the meaning of the vision of the rock cut out of a mountain, but not by human hands – a rock that broke the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver and the gold to pieces”.


Described by God as the “father of lies,” Satan rules the world through a system of beliefs. These beliefs, when sufficiently developed, become fortresses of reasoning in which men are now prisoners. Whether moral, scientific or religious, these erroneous arguments and the prejudices that accompany them must be exposed and dismantled, with the supernatural weapons of God, specifies the Apostle Paul. The advancement of the Kingdom of God comes at this price. What follows might make some cringe, but it is better to ask oneself the right questions now, so as not have to suffer regrets in eternity : Why, within what constitutes its most visible form today, has religion replaced the Messiah with a woman whose worship precedes by several millennia the birth of the mother of Jesus? Truly, Mary must have had her heart pierced. This imposture is indicative of what this prominent religion is, and of who is actually hiding under a Christian sheepskin. Other religions or denominations are not to be outdone, since each has raised to the position of god, who their dogma, who their seers. Jesus spoke to the religious leaders of his time saying : “You nullify the word of God for the sake of your tradition. And you do many things like that”. Jesus rebuked the priests for having made of religion an institution which allowed them to live at the expense of the people, without however empowering them. He told the rabbis that they were closing the door to knowledge so that people could not enter, and that they themselves did not enter. Religion has hardly evolved since the time of Jesus, simply because it cannot. Religious people administer an institution, like others are interested in politics, sports or business. But this institution is not the Life of God. Paul tells Timothy that many men have adhered to an outward form of piety, while they keep denying what makes its strength. All this happened because we separated faith from compassion to consider God on a purely moral level. For instance, the disciples healed all the sick in accordance with what Christ had taught them. Healing were the manifestations established by God to demonstrate that the Kingdom of Jesus was a reality and that it was ready to appear, in fact, that Christ stood at the door. So when I hear that almost a thousand Italians and Spaniards die every day from Coronavirus, I am sorry and disappointed. Religion continues to hold the truth prisoner. We are helplessly witnessing a devilish genocide on backdrop of propaganda. The ignorance in which we indulge has stripped us from all the good things that Christ has acquired us through his obedience and his death on the cross.


For more than two thousand years now, the Kingdom of God has been in our midst, but we have chosen to ignore it. Worse, we fought it and in our churches ! If we have become incompetent theorists, it is because we have left our thinkers all latitude for a schism to operate between the heart of man and the expression of his convictions. This schism is what some consider a religious culture, or dogma, precepts, philosophy or sophistry. Jesus called this double mindedness: hypocrisy, or when one abandons the function to enter in a role. And this explains why today, the Gospel of power has been replaced by a moral message. If you listen to the messages that come from St Peter's Square, and in fact from many churches, most of it is a call to Christian ethics. The rest being an invitation to accept and bear our circumstances until the coming of a new era, which turns out to be elusive. The speeches of our politicians essentially consist in trying to “drown the fish”. Morality is not a bad thing in itself, but it is subjective, arbitrary and partisan. Pursued to its end, it leads to wars of religion. The Taliban's claims are noble, since they aim at exercising a higher level of morality. Hitler was a moral figure, otherwise he would not have been listened to and followed by a Christian nation who was also one of the most cultivated race on earth. In defending their moral values ​​or their dogma, the Jews unwittingly crucified the Son of God and their Messiah. Let's not talk about the fratricidal wars that opposed Catholics to Protestants. The Antichrist, who will soon appear onto the political scene, will be a highly moral character, yet the Bible predicts that he will make war to God and to his saints. Our moral perception of good and evil suits Satan perfectly well, since he reigns through division, and religions are his means of choice to maintaining these divisions between people. But the outcome of the cross at Golgotha was an unforeseen one and represented for him a bitter setback. The dragon was himself crushed and nailed to the earth by the instrument of death which he intended for his adversary.


As for Christ, he is risen and he stands in heaven with God, from whom he has received all authority and power on earth and in the heavens ! This is why, in the Apostles' time, the Gospel was not considered a story. The word referred rather to a power (dunamis) provided by the Holy Spirit for the concrete restoration of anyone received the message of the Gospel. Liberation from subjugation, whether to a religion or to a caste, from any moral debt towards tutelary spirits. Liberation from guilt resulting from the non respect of the prescriptions of the law, and also from sin in its generic form. Restoration of the integrity of both our physical body and soul were also to be found in the wake of this spiritual renewal. If the gift was free – for instance Jesus healed all who were sick with no condition –, one condition was however set for this restoration to lead to everlasting life : Jesus summed up his demands in these words: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind and with all your strength, and you shall love your neighbour as yourself”. “This is the law and the prophets”. From the application of these two commandments should flow everything related to the conduct of our life. A return to the law and traditions in autoproclaimed orthodoxy, catholicism or fundamentalism, is now considered a retrograde attitude since it brings the believer back under the jurisdiction of a system that was unable to save us, due to our weakness, and which has now been recuperated by the devil as a means of control. The whole law points to Jesus, therefore, acknowledging the law as the supreme authority is like denying Jesus. But acknowledging Jesus as one's Christ is the fulfilment of the law. To make sure that all understood that the Law of Love is not a cheap alternative: “If anyone wants you to go one mile, go with them two miles” Jesus added.


How does grace lead to miracles? Jesus did not preach a dogma, but he demonstrated a practical lifestyle. He knew very well what he was talking about, since his spirit stood with God before he took a human form. Therefore he assisted the creation of the world, which was made through the same principles he applied while he was amongst us. God was not a stranger for him like he is for most of us before Jesus reveals him to us. But when Jesus dared to claim that he was one with the God of their fathers, the religious leaders accused him of being a liar and of having a demon, and this in spite of all the miracles that came to prove his proximity with God. Have things really changed since the time of Jesus? Our hearts are made of the same hard parched earth. Whether we want it or not, we are constantly evaluating people and circumstances on the basis of the old law, the law of the soul, and thus condemning ourselves at the same time. “But there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death” says Paul to the Romans. With the advent of grace, God has substituted a new law for the old one. Therefore, according to God, we are not abandoning the law, but we are exchanging it for a much better one. We are moving into a higher realm, a realm that is no longer of the soul but which is now spiritual and open to the miraculous. The law was given by God to man as a consequence of sin. It is condemnatory and it will remain man's realm forever. But when we move into grace, we are entering in God's realm, a realm which is supernatural. Blessed are those who sow in tears, said Jesus. Our tears of contrition are the ingredient that is most necessary to soften the earth we are made of, and to make it become a fertile soil for the supernatural seeds Jesus wants to plant in us.


Nowadays, many are tired of having to undergo a political policy that is only concerned with itself. Politics and religion are hijacked by those who try to impose their narrow view of things on us, and they do so because the flock they have to manage is corrupt itself. If religion had not existed for itself, it would have seen in Jesus, not a dissident which it needed to crush, but the King who personified its fulfilment ! How can one come to lose sight to such extent of the true meaning of things? For, later, the apostles taught that religion, or the law and the various beliefs, were the shadows of the things that were to come, but that the reality is in a man – a human being without distinction of gender, caste or race, reconciled with God and with himself and prefigured by the Christ. “Khristos” is a Greek word that is equivalent to the Hebrew “melekh mashiach”, which means “King Liberator”. This word encompasses the dimension of a new identity that the Messiah will communicate to all who want to walk with him, and who will be restored to their true identity of “Adam”, the men who wear the face of God on this Earth. This identity has been lost over the generations because of what is called “sin,” a word in which we often see excesses and moral conflicts, but which in reality means: to miss the target, to pass at large of the true aim of life. Sin, is living for a world whose priorities are skewed, and failing to recognize that it is led to its ruin by him who Jesus calls “the Prince of this world of darkness". Sin is when we don't join in God's plan for the salvation for this world, and keep doing our own business instead of becoming part of his “ekklesia, his governing council, here on earth. Salvation is an off the beaten tracks journey, a new trajectory that is sometimes difficult to sustain since we are by nature, talented imitators of our fathers. We will need to pass through a conversion experience. Converting means to stop, turn around and go the other way. God wants to change our mentality, not by mental knowledge only, but by transforming us from within, right into our most profound being. Jesus does not encase us in moral or religious sets of values, but he sets us free from these elementary principles by renewing the spirit in us – he replaces our spiritual DNA with his. What is impossible to attain as humans, then becomes workable. Because if God dwells in us and makes us whole – perfectly ONE with the Father as Jesus prays for us –, then why should we disqualify ourselves? Nothing should be impossible. This glorious perspective which is what God has conceived for men from the beginning, is precisely what religion fights, because religion leads it's mission in an un-renewed spirit and mind and it sees grace as a menace to it's very existence. That's how it came to crucify Jesus and to persecute the true believers. Men who are one with a religion or a church, do not want to live from God's love, but they are driven by the pride of life. They receive their reward, said Jesus. But those who in this life, share the sufferings of Christ, will also take part in his glorious resurrection, as he promised.

Why is the door that gives access to the Kingdom of Jesus so narrow and why is its path difficult to find ?

Matthew 7

Anyone who has not read the Bible is doomed to believe what others are saying about it. And since the truth rarely matches the ideas of the greatest number… A man of God recounts that, while he was still young, he had a vision, and this experience changed his way of considering the world. Before his eyes was moving forward a great crowd formed of all the peoples of the earth. Each displayed its peculiarities. People were beautiful and they were proud of their culture. … (Click to read more)

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Some were carried by a great ideal or a utopia while others progressed under the banner of a political movement, a religion or even of a desire to reform their religion. The crowd was compact and each individual progressed, carried by his activities and unable to distinguish the final destination towards which all went. But at a certain point, this eclectic and motley crowd reached the edge of an awful precipice from which smoke, flames of fire and cries of agony rose. Finding themselves trapped into a reality where their peculiarities and their certainties were of no help, people became brutally aware of something they had eluded during their life. Some turned back ... but the inexorable progression of a blind crowd precipitated them into a tragic end, which was certainly not what they had expected. The Spirit of God then said to this young man : “The consequence of sin, is death. You have seen it and I will hold you henceforth responsible for all lives lost among those whom you will have met, and whom you will not have warned”. The tragedy, today, is that, comforted by their number, many people navigate in an artistic vagueness and think : “Let's wait and see what will happen in the end”. While God has made it very clear that, what we can expect has already been promised to us. So there should be no surprise about the outcome of the choices we make during our life.

“For I tell you that your goodness must be a far better thing then the goodness of the scribes and Pharisees, before you can set foot in the kingdom of Heaven at all !” Matthew 5. But what goodness is Jesus talking about? Is it our own goodness? Just as a mere philosophy, the sugary religion leads to spiritual decay and to death. The superficial certainties that are conveyed constitute the spacious path that Jesus mentions. This wide path actually misleads many more people, than proper Satanism does. God is not met in the churches on Sundays, but he is actually wherever someone searches for him very sincerely. Gathering beliefs and enriching oneself with a tradition is like hiding our nakedness behind fig leaves. God does not want his people to be like caddisflies. Authenticity is not in the building of a religious identity that allows us to blend into the landscape, so that God shall not see us. But on the contrary, it consists of putting on a “Teflon spirit", a spirit of truth, freed from the influences of the world, willing to take on its responsibilities and to struggle with God while being nourished with his Word, and thus able to understand the nature of the conflict in which our earthly life commits us. This Spirit is communicated by Christ to those who love him and who put in practice his teaching. True Christian life is a fight against inertia and personal inclination, until we reach that place where we love God and love one another with a heart made whole, and not superficially. Then we will see the promise of Jesus fulfilled : “Whatever you ask in faith in my name, believe that you have received it, and you will see it come to pass.” To enter eternal life means to reach this Victory over self-centerdness, after having followed the path that Christ opened for us when he died on a cross. Why is it so important? Simply because a loving altruism is heavenly mentality! Would you like to spend eternity in a place where all other beings would be so different from you that you would feel very uncomfortable? You would rather run away. And that's how we will ultimately decide for ourselves, of what our eternal destiny shall be.

So when I am asked: Do you believe that the Catholics won't go to Heaven? I answer: Well, from what I see and based on what the Bible says, I can't help but note that many Catholics are missing the mark. But then I should also say that I do not think that many Protestants, Evangelicals, Jehovah's Witnesses or Mormons – you name them –, have a relationship with the Spirit of Jesus that guarantees them immortality either. Please understand that we will not go to heaven because we are good people. Or because we followed the only religious path approved by the successors of Saint Peter, or by those of Luther, or by the self-proclaimed leaders of the Christian cults. And besides this, Jesus hardly talked about a Heaven, but he rather mentioned a Kingdom. Oh, I know that the words have been overused by boring door-to-door proselytes. The real Kingdom of Jesus is not one of those artificial paradises that an exclusive group of people have created on some remote island, where they intend to follow their own rules. But Heaven is this place of proximity with God, a place that we must reach now, while we are alive. “Our communion is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ”, says John. At the time of our physical death, we will be drawn into the reality we are already in communion with, either in the true light of Christ for those who are in communion with him, or, in that of Lucifer, the magnificent liar who followed the path of pride and was doomed to an exile. For many, death will be the dreaded moment of truth. Jesus warned that many would be called, but few would be elected. We belong to a kingdom, but only if we love the King and work for the interests of the Kingdom. I have to decide of my eternal destiny, every day, by the choices I make, by the way I seek God and adjust my life principles on what his Word says, and by leaning my heart towards loving others, since this is also what my King does. Not always easy, but it generates peace.

However, to love is not a synonymous for keeping his mouth shut. Love warns of the catastrophes that await at the turn off. Witnessing to others is actually the best way to keep the flame alive. Am I thinking of myself as being on the sure way to heaven ? Nothing can be taken for granted. There are days when I am discouraged, because of the things I cannot change, discouraged by those who are so attached to inherited values that they don't want to change, discouraged by myself because basically, I am of the same breed. I could turn my back on this destiny at any time, go back to a selfish occupation and lose the benefits of everything I have gained so far, as the Apostle Paul was also aware of. And this while others could join in, in the hour that precedes their death, and win the jackpot, as was the case for this criminal who recognized the Son of God while he was crucified by his side. Jesus does not hide himself from anyone who comes to him with a contrite heart. But death may surprise us before we get to that place, and that would be a bad outcome. For, nowhere in the Bible do we find mention of this Greek notion of a purgatory, where after death, we could be transformed by our own efforts or refined through suffering. This concept is just a devilish myth. On the contrary, the Bible says that an insurmountable abyss will separate each camp. “If a tree falls toward the south or toward the north, in the place where the tree falls, there it will lie”, says the Bible. And while some will inherit of a Kingdom prepared for them since the creation of the world, others will stay caught in an unspeakable quagmire, a place of torment they will never be able to escape. Except if there is a miraculous intervention of God, needless to say. Some people report, however, that as they died, they saw themselves fall into a bottomless abyss. But they unexpectedly came back to life to tell their story, because they had the reflex to cry out to God, or because someone fervently interceded for them. The rest of their life was usually devoted to seeking God, but many have unfortunately chosen to reject God, because of a choice that they judged, was too Manichaean. They wanted a third alternative : their own. But by definition, there is no third way in a kingdom. You are either a stakeholder in the king's plans – and believe me: there is enough to satisfy the most ambitious –, or you are an opponent. An opponent can still be won, if he is smart. “God resists the proud, but he is graceful to the humble”, says James.




“Very truly, I tell you, anyone who hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life, and does not come under judgement, but has passed from death to life”. John 5:24


The only way we can survive our passage on this earth is to make the most of the time of our earthly pilgrimage to rediscover our spiritual identity.

Only if you become born again, will you see the Kingdom of God !

John 3

With these words, Jesus announced the Good News to Nicodemus, a Pharisee who, although he was a good man considered eminently educated in the principles of his religion, could not really grasp what the salvation announced by Jesus was about. “No one can enter the Kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit", Jesus said to him again. But wait, did Jesus not to tell the good thief crucified with him that he would be with him in Paradise on that same day? So what, is it not enough to repent? Why would we need the Pentecost experience to be admitted in Heaven? Well, there is a misunderstanding amongst Christians. If we were brought up in the Jewish tradition, we would know that Paradise and Heaven are not the same place. I just listened to a message by Amir Tsarfati which settles this question with brio. Jews are second to none when it comes to understanding the Bible, even more when they are born again. The Kingdom of God is a spiritual place of government, but Paradise is an earthly place. Paradeisos is the part of Hades that the Jews believe to be the abode of the souls of the righteous until the resurrection, also known as the “bosom of Abraham”. For instance when he died, the poor Lazarus in Jesus' story was carried by the angels in Abraham's bosom. But the rich man of that same story fell in Hades. Even though they could see each other from far and perhaps exchange a few words, their condition was diametrically opposed. One was resting with the saints, but the other experienced great discomfort, to say the least. And there was that bottomless pit in between them that no one could get across. So yes, you can be admitted in this paradise if you repent and chose Jesus' way. But to be admitted in God's Council, or if you prefer, in the Kingdom of God, is another thing. And it is certainly there that we must look for the meaning of these improbable words that Jesus said one day to his mother, and which can be perceived as hurtful if we don't understand his point : “Woman, what have I to do with you?”. Without rejecting the human person, Jesus excludes nonetheless his mother from his divine council. Elsewhere, Jesus will also mention that he came to establish a division, and this right into the families. So from now on, there would be two kinds of human beings, even within the same blood line? This is exactly what the Bible teaches.

Resume things after a bad start.

We all know the natural man since we are born in that condition. Endowed with great sensitivity, industrious, cultivated, religious enough to consider God and the good, he is an artist capable of magnificent achievements. This man who lives by the thoughts of his heart is certainly not devoid of interest. But he has also a darker side. And if there is one thing that history must teach us, it's that, as evolved as he may be, the natural man only repeats the patterns that are inscribed in his genes or in his heart. Therefore, all his efforts to gain a higher perspective will prove largely vain. As Blaise Pascal noted: “Man is neither angel nor beast. And unhappily, whoever wants to act the angel, acts the beast”. This angelic man, precisely, has taken hold of the noblest being that the Earth had ever worn, and he has made him his king, after having silenced his royal claims by nailing him to a cross. God of course had anticipated our intentions, that's why he entrusted Jesus with a radical solution. Formerly, the waters of the flood swept all flesh from the ancient world, but soon the dove of the Spirit picked an olive sprout. Jesus is this olive branch. Even though he came from the tree of the patriarchs in the line of King David, he did not claim his royal descent. Instead, he revealed himself as the Son of God by the Spirit. “Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit", he said. But then, what is the spirit?… (Click to read more)

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The poet and essayist Henry David Thoreau wrote: “Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new”. Atheistic scientists would have us believe in the postulates of Darwinism, which assert that our mind – they do not even consider the existence of a spirit – is the evolved product of an accident which occurred billions of years ago, when a soup of chemical elements was fertilized by a plasma of undetermined origin. According to these assumptions, our mind, or consciousness, extinguishes also with the cessation of the physiological functions. Needless to say : they have it all wrong. Whether animal or human, at the origin of every life on the planet is a spirit or a breath (in Hebrews: Ruwach). This is mentioned in Genesis 6: 3 and in Psalm 104:29. We must however distinguish two forms of existence. This “Ruwach” spirit, which is breathed in creatures by God, supports the existence of all beings. In Greek, Ruwach is designated by the word psuché from which derives our word psychology. When God takes his breath away, an animal dies and its body decomposes. But for us as humans, a spiritual remnant of our being slips into a lower place called Hades or Scheol, where according to Jesus, we still exist in a conscious form and are able to review the events of our life. But in a tormenting perspective, since we are aware that we shouldn't have ended in that place, but are now powerless to change our fate since we can no longer interact with the things of this life. It is a waiting place before the resurrection for the final judgment. This thought should make us think twice, if for instance we are contemplating suicide as the end of our problems.

The other form of existence granted to us as sons of Adam, is spiritual and divine. It is designated by the word pneuma. Without this pneuma, we humans are racing cars with flat tires. Jesus says in John 6: “The Spirit (pneuma) only is life giving (zōopoioun). Human effort accomplishes nothing. And the very words I have spoken to you are spirit (pneuma) and life (zōē), but there are some among you who do not believe”. … This life that Jesus talks about here – which obviously does not elicit unanimity – , is Zōē, the divine spiritual life which possesses in itself the capacity to sustain physical life. This is a life that extends far beyond the years that are numbered to us, for it is immortal. We are thereby three-dimensional spiritual beings, endowed with a soul and a body. Unlike animals, we have access to this third dimension which is that of God himself, and it is that dimension which determines also our new identity in Christ. Paul says in 2 Corinthians 5: “So from now on, we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here !” And it is precisely this new dimension that bears our immortality, which should be the subject of our most passionate quests in the days that are numbered to us. Religion aims at showing us the way. But since it can not free itself from the laws of gravity so to speak, religion will invariably keep us into the dead end of religiosity, which is a form of death. Religion takes us into a process that is intended at transforming the inner man through outer interactions. But this just doesn't work. And that is why many people who practice all the requisites of religion, complain that they never feel the presence of God. No wonder that their frustration leads them to become brother killers, like Cain, for some. They worship the Lord in their assemblies and generate human feelings by reciprocal emulation, but their spirit remains as frozen as an icicle. In fact, God designed it to work in the opposite way : It is our spirit that must be indwelt and vivified, so that this life from within can then pervade our soul and body and be reflected outwardly. But the question, both wonderful and dreaded that many people ask themselves is, where to turn to, to be communicated the life giving Spirit? And it's there, in that choice, that many destinies get either done or undone. We must not ignore that the world, particularly in the esoteric and religious realms, is monopolized by those who seek to captivate other men, to lead them astray, in their own bewilderment ... And when we realize that things are not working, what do we do? We give up a faith that is yet to be born, and we return to the things of the world. Or, if we are really serious about it, we demolish and rebuild on the ruins of those who came before us, who a new church, who a new denomination, a cult, an esoteric movement, a philosophical trend, just as elsewhere new political parties are formed in reaction to a situation or opportunity. The magnificent illusion of man is that, building with the same bricks, he thinks that he will succeed where those who came before him have failed. Hope sustains life… But God is not afraid to make a clean sweep of everything, because he has other resources. With birth, death and resurrection, God shows us that his work of creation is also a work of constant renewal. What God offers us, his solution to our stagnation, is not a new religion or a new world policy, but it is a New Man.

A new Man

Therefore, God made us a promise through Isaiah: “For unto us a child is born, to us a Son is given, and the government shall rest on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace”. In this prophecy, God offers us his own son, so that he becomes altogether our role model, our counsellor, our guide, our leader, our king, and even our God and Father and the guarantor of our eternity. From the day of his birth, Jesus, fulfilled every prophetic word given about him. He did it through his life, by his ministry, through his sacrificial death, by his resurrection, by the Spirit he poured out and which now leads his people, and by his government which is already exercised in the heavens, and which will soon be established on earth too. The promise shows us that many dimensions are attached to this Envoy – the Messiah, a character who is both divine and human in nature. When we think of Jesus, we should not remain with just one or the other of the dimensions he embodies, but we should explore them all. For example, this is where we will have to look for the new dimension brought to the Paschal rite by the Lord's Supper. Thus, dead to this world with the perspective of becoming partakers in his resurrection, we must eat and drink of what Jesus designates as his flesh and his blood, in order to live forever. But what is this?

“I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. Yet I’ve told you that even though you’ve seen me, you still don’t believe”. “For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day”. “I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world”. John 6. Those words reported by John are pretty enigmatic if we don't have the key to decipher them. But of course, Jesus always quoted the Tanakh, the Jewish Bible, and this is where we got those concepts from. The “bread from heaven” was the manna, the bread from the old covenant that Moses gave them to survive their crossing of the wilderness. Jesus is the new manna, the bread from Heaven of a new covenant made by God, this time not in the law but in the Spirit. Manna had to be picked and eaten every day, or at least six days a week. If we have read the whole Gospel of John, we know that it starts with those also enigmatic words: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. …The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” So when Jesus speaks about himself as being flesh and bread, we know that he is not referring to his earthly body. But he has in mind the divine dimension of his nature, because he is the very Word of God that became flesh, and we know that through this Word, every good thing in this world was created. Jesus mission is to share this Word with us as his very life, to give us life. And Peter adds: “Lord, to whom else shall we go? You have the words of the everlasting life”.

Sadly, many are following those who skewed what Jesus said and who have turned this communion into a sorcery practice, through transubstantiation. Why have they done that? To be able to withdraw the Word of God from people's life, in order to keep them in bondage. The crowds that followed Jesus could not understand what he was saying. Some may have understood, if Jesus had told them that he was going to die as a sin offering and if he had placed this sacrifice in the context of the Passover – the exit from Egypt. But for the people of his day, passover was a thing of the past, and they were already in their promised land. What they wanted now was a bold living loud speaking macho leader who would get them organized so they could quick the Romans out of their land, but not a bleeding dead King! Many were utterly disappointed, and the leaders of the nation decided to obliterate this useless prophet and make his name a curse. But after his resurrection, the disciples finally gathered it all: Our bread and our wine are the life giving words of Jesus, made alive in us by the illumination of the Holy Spirit on the one part, and a pure conscience to serve God through the seal of his blood shed to pay for our passage from a kingdom of darkness, into the Kingdom of Light of God the Father and his Son Jesus.

In 1 Corinthians 15:45, we read: “So it is written: “The first man Adam became a living being”; the last Adam (Christ), is a life-giving spirit” (zōopoioun pneuma). The unfolding of the Genesis story shows how the Elohiym created the world. They aroused animal life from the sea, and from the earth, by breathing in them a breath of life (Ruwach). They created the first Adam. The Elohiym had also brought man much further than the animals by granting him their own Spirit as a pledge of eternity. Man was now in the image of God. They created man Ish and Isha, in two complementary identities, so they could team to accomplish the various tasks that God would be assigning them. This partnership is also a type of the relationship that those who administer his kingdom are called to maintain with Jesus (the Church, the bride of Christ). But because men followed another path, God was forced to prevent them from reaching to the Tree of Life and to live eternally. Henceforth, cut off from the Spirit that made them immortal, human beings created in the image of God never existed in their fullness on Earth. It was not until Jesus Christ came to reveal it all over again, that a true Adams existed. And he came to restore us in this lost identity. This is indeed this “revelation of the sons of God” – a quality that only few people throughout the centuries manifested, that the whole Creation now waits for impatiently, on a large scale, as the apostle Paul alludes in Romans 8. I'm no theologian and those explanations are undoubtedly simplistic. But they should help us understand the purpose and the need for the baptism in the Holy Spirit, for such is my point.

And the Word has dwelt among us.

All through the Bible, God teaches us that there is a close connection between creative power and words. This is a sensible subject and I know that it has been taken over by the New Age philosophy, but this is no reason to throw the baby with the baby's bath. A few years ago, Israeli scholars had brought to light with the help of computerized tools, some of the extraordinary codes hidden in the Bible which prove that the Word of God is completely supernatural – in fact much closer to quantum physics than to literature. More recently, other researchers have discovered with amazement that the human genome is made up of words, and that these words have the same structure as those found in the original Bible. The Bible affirms indeed that our God created everything by his Word, and that the whole world is sustained by his will. In other words, if God would suddenly be disinterested in his Creation work, the world would collapse in a second. Jesus says in John 6 : “It is the Spirit that quickens. The flesh profits nothing: the words that I speak to you, are spirit and life”. In reality, our spirit may have existed long before it got dressed up in this body. Potentially, our spirit rules over genes, over disease – even death is not relevant to it ! But this spirit got sort of annihilated. From the time of our birth, we substituted for it a psychic type of functioning. So it needs to be revived. It must be resurrected, released and re-trained. And that's exactly what God does when He communicates us the Spirit of Jesus. For the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Jesus who lived from all eternity, but God the Father was able to pour it out on all mankind after Jesus had done his work of atonement in favour of us. All it takes now is for us to receive it.

It is therefore not blood links, which going back to Adam, would make us the sons of God, but it is in a direct filiation accomplished by pouring in us a new spirit, that Jesus baptises us in the Father. Through the gift of his Holy Spirit, God not only communicates immediate eternal life to those who receive it, but he also launches a process of regeneration through which we are progressively recreated in the image of his beloved son. “So that you may know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God”, says Paul to the Ephesians. Jesus gave us the first fruits of Everlasting Life. What he still holds for a day that is certainly not far away, is the glorious body that will come as a reward. Paul implies in his letters that we should make sure that we are not found naked on the day of the retribution, which implies that God expects us to develop into our spiritual identity. How do we develop our muscles? We can do weight training. Passive contemplation is an essentially esoteric and oriental notion and it has no place in authentic Christianity. But meditating the Word of God is a very important aspect of life as a Christian. Speaking in spiritual language or tongues builds our spirit and opens us opportunities. Praying is also indispensable to be fully integrated in the plans of God. But there is a way to combine development and results, to finally have a beautiful house as a reward, and that's by living the Spirit filled obedient life proposed by Jesus. The Christian faith is a conquering faith, in the most peaceful sense of the word however. The Psalms, which refer to the act of contemplating, place this action in the context of the deliverance brought by God, or of his redemptive power, and to behold the glory of his house. For instance, faced with the suffering of men, Jesus unambiguously demonstrates what God's point of view on illness is. He invariably restored men and women whose life had been altered, by commanding healing. God never intends to contemplate and meditate on our suffering without immediate intervention. But what the story of Job may teach us, is that, as a father who is responsible for our growth, God also limited himself in his action, by delegating his authority to us. We are the ones who have to command the devil to release his hold, and we do it by submitting to God first, and then resisting the evil one, says James. To say that the suffering of the world leaves God indifferent is nonsense, if we think that he gave his own life in the most horrendous way, so that our suffering would be overcome once and for all. If suffering persists, it is because that knowledge is not widespread, and God expects Christians – you, me – to finally take up our responsibilities and bring his full Gospel to those around us. Yes, I admit that I am still an unworthy and useless servant, but at least I'm not tweaking the Word of God and perverting his character to escape my responsibilities, as many Christians do unwittingly by admitting wrong church theology.

Even if an angel of God would announce another gospel to you ...

That’s why the contemplation of the Cross, of religious icons, or the veneration of her whom some consider to be the “Mother of God”, hardly have their place in the doctrine of Christ. Of course we can talk about Mary in a loving way. Of course she gave flesh to the Son of God. Mary, the mother of Jesus, is a woman who commands admiration and her destiny was truly extraordinary. But the position in which the church raised her, does not correspond to her. Granting her this status in defiance to the message of the Bible, is an uprising of the church against God. “But we did it because an angel ordered us to do so!” And so what? An angel of God blessed Ishmael, the son of the disobedience of Abraham, and later gave to Muhammad the Koran which constituted the base for Islam. An angel dictated the basics of Mormonism to Joseph Smith. An angel appeared to young Bernadette and later to the children of Fatima. Isn't it strange that practically every cult can claim the apparitions of an angel who brought them light with so-called revelations, and that these revelations are always at odds with what the Bible says? “Even if an angel of God should bring you another gospel, let him be cursed”, warns the apostle Paul. John asks us to test all spirits that present themselves. A spirit that is not of Christ is from the Antichrist. Any spirit that does not promote Jesus as Christ and Lord is from the Antichrist. What has happened within the Catholic Church is that, some have usurped the identity of the mother of Jesus, in order to reintegrate into popular religion, through the ignorance of the people – for only the Protestants had access to the Bible –, a character who has neither part or right in the Gospel. In politics, this is called a devolution of power. In 2 Corinthians 4, Paul says, “If our gospel is still veiled, it is veiled for those who perish; The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God”. It is indeed impossible to speak of the new birth, or of the baptism of the Spirit, without evoking what, within the Christian church, has established itself as a substitute for the new birth. We will then come back to what should rejoice us.

Because you see, words do not convey the same realities for all. Many comfort themselves in believing that they are filled with the Spirit of God. But if we dig a little, we see that they make an amalgamation between Spirit of God and religious practice or devotion, or between the Spirit of Jesus and the doctrine of their congregation. All wisdom does not necessarily come from Above, also says James. If you want to test your wisdom to find out what it's worth, let your wife or husband talk about it ! If he – or she – thinks that you are not very smart but sometimes comes an amazing thought, there is hope. More seriously, “the Spirit of God”, the “Holy Spirit” or “Holy Ghost”, or even “the Spirit of Jesus”, since all these terms are synonymous in the Bible, is not a knowledge which would come to us from theological studies or from having read the works of the Fathers of the Church. The disciples of Jesus had not studied theology. However, even those who despised them recognized them a “presence”. By the simple fact that they had been in contact with him, Jesus had rubbed off on them. Nor is the Holy Spirit the force that in some denominations is dissociated from the person of God. The Holy Spirit is a complete Person : “Spirit of wisdom and understanding, Spirit of counsel and of might, Spirit of knowledge and of fear of the Lord”, as prophesied by Isaiah, about the Spirit who would rest upon the Messiah. If we do not recognize the Holy Spirit as the Presence of Almighty God, it means that we have not yet known him in his fullness. All do not need a “road to Damascus” kind of experience, but God has his ways to reach us individually. The Bible describes Jesus as the Word of God – the Word we read in the Bible – , which his Spirit knows also to remind to our hearts. John makes it clear that “All things were made through him, and nothing that was made was made without him”. The genuine Holy Spirit will never make the written word of God lie, and he will never force people to act like stupid or weird – but the demons will. Same as Jesus was no different than the Father, the Holy Spirit is not less than the person of Jesus, present in spirit in us, with us and in our midst. He is God in fullness with all that this status represents. The fact that we are sheltering such a great treasure does not make us gods however, and God will have to pass us through his crucible so that we learn to “separate silver and gold from the slag”, to use biblical terminology. James says that “we all stumble in many ways. If someone does not flinch in words, he has become a perfect (holy) man, able to hold his whole body in check”.

Know our God to recognize impostors.

Why and how did the veneration of the Virgin come to replace the Spirit of the Almighty in the church and in the life of Christians? Because this is the question that anyone should ask themselves. Theologians provide some answers. For what they are worth, we can quote that Mary is closer to us. She is a woman and a mother, which implies that her heart is more accessible than that of a Father God whom we often assimilate to Zeus alias Jupiter. She is also said to stand as a mediator between us and this God who all too often barricades himself in his holiness. This may sound politically correct, but how much of this is really true? If we are afraid to draw near to God, maybe we should just consider questioning our conception of God. When they begun their journey across the wilderness, the Israelites were terrified by the appearance of God. His holiness was, in regard to their still not sided soul, a crippling factor. “And they said to Moses, “You speak to us, and we will listen. But don’t let God speak directly to us, or we will die!” “Don’t be afraid,” Moses answered them, “for God has come in this way to test you, and so that your fear of him will keep you from sinning!” Exodus 20. At the time of the prophet Samuel, the people asked him: “Give us a king to judge us, like all the other nations have.” Samuel was displeased with their request and went to the Lord for guidance. “Do everything they say to you,” the Lord replied, “for they are rejecting me, not you. They don’t want me to be their king any longer. Ever since I brought them from Egypt, they have continually abandoned me and followed other gods. 1 Samuel 8. The message that God sends us through these incidents is clear: On the one hand, God is forced to make himself appear awesome so that we do not despise him or sin through excess of familiarity, and on the other hand, when we allow intermediaries to be positioned between him and us, God sees it as the rejection of his person. And if we reject him, God says it's usually because we serve other gods. But Jesus made a statement that left many men bewildered, when he said : “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me. If you had really known me, you would know who my Father is. From now on, you do know him and have seen him !” John 14: 5-7. Jesus repeatedly tells in the Gospels that “he is like the Father, or that the Father is no different from him”. Jesus endeavours was to makes us know God the Father as he is, so that we would no longer be afraid to approach him. When Jesus said: “Come to me, all you who are burdened with a heavy burden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke on you and put yourself in my school, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for yourselves”, Jesus was prophesying in behalf of the Father. For the words which precede this quotation are: “No one knows the Son, except the Father; and no one knows the Father except the Son and the one to whom the Son wants to reveal him”. If Jesus presents us a Father who is gentle and humble in heart, who are we to say that he is not so? By reconciling us with the Father, Jesus not only makes us whole, but he also suppresses any need for substitutes for God.

Who is this Queen of Heaven and when did her worship start amongst Christians?

The idea that Mary would be the mother of God, does not really appear until the middle of the 4th century under the poetic pen of Alexander of Alexandria. Noble surroundings that magnify human feelings, the suffering and joys of motherhood, family traditions, and it must also be said: a welcome form of feminism in a religion where everything is controlled by men, are the reasons why many people are attracted and seduced by this veneration. The mother goddess is a symbol of fertility and prosperity from the dawn of time. She assures us of her protection. But she has also her moods ! We must sacrifice to Pachamama to avoid reprisals from the spirit world. Whole continents are still under her sway, experiencing precariousness when not true poverty. The world runs countless stories and legends that fuel an unconscious fear. In a way, the Queen of Heaven is to religion what the Camorra is to politics. If today, the cult of the Queen of Heaven has grown to such an extent, it is less for the personal benefits that this cult brings than because people who don't live in the proximity of God, think that they are at the mercy of catastrophic events should they upset the tutelary entity which is supposed to protect them. Religion has also taught that “The Virgin” can preserve us from hell. When the Catholics recite: “Pray for us, poor sinners, now and at the time of our death”, they entrust the Virgin with their misfortunes of the present life, but also with their fear of hell after death. The worship of the Virgin is a form of conjuration of fear, and this fear is perpetuated by a religion that is not established on biblical principles.

Who is actually this Queen of Heaven whose worship arouses so many passions? Because, you will have now understood it: Mary of Nazareth, the mother of Jesus, and this Queen of Heaven who has been enthroned since antiquity in the collective unconscious of men, are two separate entities whose destinies are in reality opposed. Why, for example, do we find so many symbols of the religions of the Egyptians and the Babylonians in Catholicism, whereas syncretism is strictly forbidden by God? We can read on Wikipedia that “For many historians, Mary the mother of God would have inherited the symbols and functions of Cybele, the Mother of the gods. She came to fill the gap left in pre-european Christianity by Ceres of the Romans, Rhea or Demeter of the Greeks and Artemis of the Ephesians, also named Diana. This deity is actually known everywhere in the world, under different names and identities. Isis, the Egyptians Queen of Heaven, carries the solar disk between her horns. She has protective powers and the gift of healing. Clever, she knew how to revive the dismembered body of Osiris”. This bears a very actual symbolism, when related to the Roman Empire and the coming World government.   “One is led to believe that all these deities are only variants of one and the same religious concept, which shows some differences according to the countries, explained by the fact that this concept evolved according to the local circumstances and the mentality of the people”, states this article in Wikipedia. The priests of Cybele are eunuchs, which should draw our attention onto 1 Timothy 4. Prophet Jeremiah mentions this Queen of Heaven twice: For the Jews, she is an Assyrian and Babylonian goddess called Astoreth or Ashera, also known as Ishtar in former civilisations. Divine mediator between the gods and between the gods and the humans, she is considered to be the wife of Baal, even if in reality Baal is plural – they are the guardians of the institutions and the traditions. The Helvetia of the Swiss merges in a single entity the myths and legends of the Celtic culture, and the local Roman tutelary goddesses like Berna and Genava. With her Phrygian cap, the Marianne of the French is probably the most popular and the most accomplished of its modern representations. Through the laws of the republic, she exercises her power of life and death right into the secular life – a strange light on this ambassadress of France which thrones in the harbour of New York… All over the world, we find a Queen of Heaven invoked under various names and identities : goddess of fertility, goddess of the crops, safeguarding and moderating goddess, goddess of love. A tradition very present in the Church consists of entrusting the child to the Virgin Mary at the end of the baptism. Unwittingly, Catholic, Orthodox and Coptic families are dedicating their offspring to the Queen of Heaven, and thereby to Lucifer and his angelic realm, granting them rights on their offspring. In the Book of Revelation, Jesus warns us and he is deadly serious. He says that this worship, which he depicts as an adulterous sin, is a promise of death for our children. I know of some situations where mature men and women suffer from personality disorders and are unable to emancipate themselves, faced also with recurring health problems, because their mother invokes the Queen of Heaven in her prayers for them. In all good faith, those Christian mothers keep their families under a demonic hold. And I know of situations where women, but it can be men also, are tormented by inexplicable suffering and illnesses, because they have an altar to this spiritual entity in their house or in their heart, which sums up to having a foothold in the world of Christ and another in pagan worship. God assimilates those who disobey him by engaging in these forbidden practices to those who practice witchcraft ! The devil is an evil executioner who particularly likes to torment those who have a parted heart. So how could we not expose those who draw and keep simple hearted people, who lack the discernment that a basic biblical knowledge would have brought to them, in such a sneaky snare? For all these reasons and for those which we will evoke now, this worship is in direct conflict with the revelation of God in the Bible, and it draws onto us a curse. But where does this myth of the Virgin come from?

Reintegrated into the Catholic Church… in the 20th century!

The concept of a mother goddess has always been very present in ancient religion, in connection with the myth of the repudiated first wife of Adam, an angel of light who from that time, struggles to keep humanity under his or her seduction in order to keep his power over the world. His success rests primarily on ignorance of his disgrace – little we know about the new spiritual bride – or bridegroom – that God has destined for the human race, which is Christ –, and many would like us not to read the Bible, not to find out. The repudiated wife then raises her own son whom she intends to dethrone the father god. This cosmogonist concept is at the origin of Islam for example. It was surreptitiously introduced in traditional Christianity after being adapted to the context of the Gospels. The Philomarianites or Collyridians, formed a Christian sect founded in the 4th century, dedicated to the almost exclusive cult of the Virgin Mary. This resurgence of pagan worship had been officially forbidden in Catholicism for centuries. It was not until 1954 that, under popular pressure from those who sought to revive this cult fuelled by some mysterious apparitions, that Pope Pius XII formalized the cult of the Queen of Heaven and made it a major dogma in the Catholic Church. “He explicitly invoked ex cathedra, papal infallibility, to establish the dogma of the Assumption of Mary in his apostolic constitution”. In fact, a whole set of new doctrines had to be put in place to support this theological concept. But if the mother is not the authentic, who then is this heir that she is bringing forth, should we perhaps wonder? From the beginning of his ministry, Paul denounces those who announce another Jesus. For if you think: for what reason do the heirs of Ishmael recognize the Mary of the Catholics when they hate the Jews so much? Because they recognize her ! But for them, she is Maryam, who gave birth to Īsā in the desert. Very strange and significant amalgamation of two stories ! Think on this: Why is the face of the mother depicted in the icons, undone, when Christ said that we should be able to experience perfect joy? "Mary said: My soul exalts the Lord, And my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour". But think of the sadness that was felt by Hagar, the Egyptian maid, and that of her son Ishmael, when they were cast away from Abraham's family, a disgrace which for all this time continues to demand reparation, as the incessant conflicts of the Middle East suggest. I am not, however, suggesting that Ishmael represents a rival for Christ. The paradigm covers a reality that extends far beyond his person, dating back to the heroic times of the creation of the world. In the book of Revelation, according to John, in chapter 11, a mention is made about an angel of the abyss whose Hebrew name is Abaddon and in Greek Apollyon. He is the direct contender for the role of Christ and he will be leading the armies of destruction.

So, it is certainly true, as some think, that all religions are equal, if we consider that all were initiated or in any case, recovered by the one whom the Lord designates as the Prince of this world of darkness. What is less admitted is that they all lead to this fallen prince. If Jesus called him prince, it means that he is not alone. Just mentioned in Isaiah 34:14, the Talmud relates in more detail the mishap of Lilith, the rejected wife of Adam, outlining her vengeful intentions towards the human race. For, due to her betrayal, God punished her by depriving her of her wings, and she took the form of a mermaid or a serpent. She is now known as the fallen “angel of light” – that's what Lucifer means. The book of Enoch, great-grandfather of Noah, mentions the names of the twenty sons of God who under his patronage, brought science, technology, spirituality and culture to men – a hint to the unanswered questions of the archaeologists. The problem we have now is that all these sons of God, whom the Bible also mentions in Genesis and to whom the apostles refer by calling them “fallen angels”, rebelled against God their father to sleep with women, and they gave them an offspring. In Eden, God said that there would be from now on two offspring, and that the woman's offspring would crush the serpent's head, while he would hurt her ankle. They thus dragged humanity into their downfall in an irremediable way. This bastardized humanity had to be annihilated for the first time by the flood. But the problem was not solved, since these angelic creatures have survived until our days… God could have erased everything and started creation again. But he knew that sooner or later, sin would reappear and should have been dealt with again. This is why Enoch prophesied the sending of a messiah in the continuation of time, whose mission would be to restore men to their relationship with the Creator, so that they could be set apart, before a new creation could take place. Thus, God loved us enough to want to save us by transplanting us into the Kingdom of the Son of his love. And that is what salvation through the cross is for. The cross is a condemnation for those who refuse it, since they in turn crucify the Lord of Glory, as Paul likes to recall in his letter to the Hebrews. But if we accept it by identifying ourselves with the death of Christ, it becomes a spiritual gateway that allows us to pass from this fallen world to the one that is eternal. Only Jesus, because he had been with the Father from the beginning of the world, had the necessary distance to grasp the situation as a whole. I am not inventing: this all stands in the Bible in an inconspicuous form. But what the Bible emphasizes, is the ramifications of this situation correlating to the promises of faith. The following enlightened me a lot when I discovered it. In reality this paradigm illuminates the whole biblical revelation.

I loved Jacob and I hated Esau.

In his Epistle to the Galatians, Paul refers to the biblical account as to an allegory in which Hagar symbolizes the Old Covenant, which is that of the earthly Jerusalem doomed to slavery, while Sarah symbolizes the New Covenant, that of the heavenly Jerusalem. We find in this allegory, the law – which in the Christian context has become universalism or the religious traditions, to which Protestantism and even the evangelical constellation remains subservient at the risk of shocking you, in opposition to what God defines as the “faith”, which is the Life of the Spirit in Christ. “To be versus to believe”, – for even the devils believe, and they tremble –, says Jesus. The first is symbolized by the slave, the second by the free woman. If Sarah and Isaac embody the patient and persevering faith in Christ and its fruit, Hagar emerges as the whisper of unbelief, and its fruit: Ishmael, is the result of a devilish ploy that has led to manifesting the archetype of the Antichrist. This is why moral religion is so dangerous. It creates wrong spirited clones which become potential enemies of the true offspring of Christ. Hagar and her son, dying of thirst and rescued by an angel, were humanized by artists, and it is precisely this woman, enduring hardships but nevertheless promised a great fate – since by this stratagem, her son was able to rob Abraham's blessing, and God cannot deny the promise he made to Abraham – which has become the muse of religious tradition. Even if the Marian drift may appear to some to be a harmless form of expression of human feelings, it must be placed in this context to understand the stake, and the slap it inflicts on Christianity. Despite their similarities, this Virgin and the traditions that carries her will not lead us to freedom, but to wandering and to endless strife and hostility, for such is the other aspect of Ishmael's blessing. The Bible does not hide from us that the whole world stands under the thumb of the evil one. Therefore, we should not just see in this religious drift, a confrontation of theological ideas between Catholics and Protestants, but it is rather a part of this integral conflict which since the fall in Eden, opposes two brothers. Cain and Abel – replaced by Seth –, Abraham and Lot, Ishmael and Isaac, Jacob and Esau – are all manifestations of a paradigm. They were brothers or at least of the same blood, but their destinies were diametrically opposed. What sets them apart is not their kindness, their intelligence or their justice. But it's the perception they have of themselves. Some knew that they were unworthy, but they had “eyes to see and ears to hear”, and they accepted the discipline of their heavenly Father. While others had made up their own minds about the world. Believing themselves to be in the average of good people, they remained insensitive to the conduct of God. By their concern and their openness, some have entered into the plan of redemption, while those who justified themselves through religious ideas have drowned in the concerns of this world. This is why the Bible speaks of a predestination. Not that God decides arbitrarily of whom he likes and whom he don't. But if we choose the faith of Abel, of Abraham, Israel or Christ, their heritage will also be ours. If on the other hand, we choose the violent way of Cain, the opportunism of Lot, or the hedonism of Esau who for the pleasures of this life despised his birthright – let the reader understand –, leading our own life will bring us into another destiny. When the genuine owner of this world will come to take possession of his inheritance, many masks will have to fall and some will experience shame forever. I now feel in my spirit that I am not writing this by myself.

A judgment that begins in the house.

Jesus warns his church that, in the last days, he will bring order back to the world, beginning with Israel and the church, because they are his household. And how will he do it? Through circumstances. Circumstances will reveal what lives in us. “If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small”, says the wise in Proverbs 24:10. Identification with a false conception of God, whether what we were talking about here, or one of the many erroneous theological concepts, mainly about who is really Jesus, promoted by the Christian cults, weakens us by depriving us of whole or part of our Christian identity. The word Christian originally meant: “apprentice-christ”, or something equivalent. Jesus' mission was to restore us into our fellowship with God, so that we would dare to be and behave like his sons and daughters. “Therefore come out from among them, and separate yourselves,” says the Lord. “Do not touch what is unclean, and I will welcome you. I will be a father to you, and you will be sons and daughters to me, says the Almighty Lord”. 2 Corinthians 6:17-18.   Now we can understand that asking Mary or whoever, to “pray for us poor sinners”, and to do it every day and our life through, is likely to keep us in an identity that is not at all what God had envisioned for us. Not only do idols have no power in themselves, but they will prevent us from growing and from manifesting our identity of “the salt of the earth”. What do we mean by that? Salt is an essential element for a dish's flavour. But when Jesus used the term, it was best known as the primary means of food preservation. The story of Abraham's intercession in favour of the city of Sodom, reveals that the presence of just a few “righteous” people even in the most abandoned places, can have a great impact on the well-being of all the inhabitants and even on the destiny of the country. Christians who pray effectively for their authorities and for their city, are this “salt of the earth”. “But if the salt loses its flavour, it is doomed to be thrown outside and passers-by trample on it”, adds Jesus. True Christians are respected even as enemies, but lukewarm warm Christians often end up despised and trampled on. I don't get involved in politics. But I sometimes like to find out how God does things, and report what I see. The following remark could be bothersome, but it is interesting to note that, during the last great elections, a significant part of the American Catholics supported the Democrat party, in spite of its pro-abortion stand, which led critics to say that Catholics hated this man more than they loved their children, or God. Other Christians have been more critical. Despite all the flaws which he is accused of rightly or wrongly, the Republican candidate was designated as the candidate of God for this time and in those circumstances. Because you have to know that there is also an infernal trinity. Where the Queen of Heaven reigns, the Baal reign. And when the Baal rule on a country, they do it on behalf of Moloch, aka Saturn, the god who exercises birth control to satisfy his hatred for young lives who may become his challengers later. So God affirms that, while some cities or countries will prosper for no apparent reason, others will be devastated because of the violence which is done to children there. Joel 3:19. And who will be judged first for passing ungodly laws which permit child killing? You have it : the elderlies.

What I am about to say may seem awkward, but I fully assume it. Maybe I'm not completely right. But in these times of pandemic, shouldn't we ask ourselves if God is not putting his finger on something? I can't help but to compare the COVID death statistics by city or region, with the place which is granted to the Queen of Heaven or to a similar protective deity in those particular geographical areas. It is not about stigmatizing individuals or a community, and may God protect us from a new inquisition. These deductions could be the fortuitous result of unfortunate coincidences, and we must not forget that the whole world is under the power of the evil one and that there is no holy nation, nor is there a perfect church. But Jesus says nevertheless that we should be listening to what God could be trying to say to us “through the signs of the times”, and not be “like a horse or a mule without understanding that you drive with a bit”, in other words, we must not take everything as mere chance and misfortune. The Bible says that God does nothing without revealing first his plans to his servants the prophets, of which I am the least. But let me try this : Milan, New York, are known to be high places of Marian worship. Paris had suffered a real cataclysm with the fire of Notre Dame. South America is a stronghold of the Queen of Heaven. Haitian Catholicism is plagued with witches and the voodoo. Wuhan is a large city of twenty-two million inhabitants. The Orthodox churches of Wuhan and China are dedicated to the Virgin, but what are they in the midst of such large population? China, the empire of the dragon, has its own demons and we will certainly learn some day about the real motivations which made men – but were they only Chinese? I heard about international shares in this laboratory too – create this virus and disseminate the threat. Mere accident or done with purpose, the details are not verifiable yet.

But my point is that a causality is very often highlighted in the Bible. God always told the people of Israel the reason why he authorized their enemies to come and invade their land, or just to oppress them. Where God's protection is invoked, nothing that happens is a mere mishap. if you want to understand why this or that human society does not evolve, look at who are their gods. To name just one of the many situations in which the oppressed Israeli people had to tear down an idol before they could begin to experience release from their enemies, we can mention the fight of Gideon. If you are not familiar with this story, I recommend that you read it and you will certainly see the similarities between this situation and the current context of the COVID. An enemy was putting them under fear pressure by constantly removing their means of livelihood. They were literally starving them. Gideon began his fight by knocking down, as God had told him, the statue of Asherah, a Queen of Heaven from the nearby land of Canaan, actual Palestine, that the Hebrews had adopted after one of their kings had married the daughter of a Philistine priest of Baal. Gideon's own father was the artisan of this monument erected in the heights of the village. This belief had now allowed on these people the oppression of the Midianites Gideon's sacrilegious act had at least the merit of forcing the population to ask themselves the right questions. Because, understand me well: As Christians, we do not encourage anyone to destroy cultural property or heritage belonging to others. This would only justify pursuits and prison. Christians are not Talibans. But we remind people of biblical truth, out of compassion for those who remain captive of false conceptions of God and are unable to fend for themselves. Idols have no power. But their priests have their thumb on people through the lies they can put in people's mind. Facing the wrath of the villagers, Gideon's father was now brought to his senses and he said: “If Baal and Ashera are gods, let them fend for themselves”. What could they expect from idols they had built from a piece of wood and which were not powerful enough to protect the village from the Midianites. Now please extrapolate.

What Paul says to the Ephesians, is that the idols we need to slaughter, they are in us. Then only, we will be able to break free from spiritual oppression as well. “For we do not have to fight against beings of flesh and blood, but against the Powers, against the Authorities, against the Rulers of this world of darkness, and against evil spirits in the spiritual realm”. Plagues and sickness are forms of demonic oppression and they can only reach us when we are spiritually weak. Devils are mere spirits and they have no hands or guns. They make us sick through suggestions. We probably have less to fear from them than from the men they control. But we could also disarm those men who are driven by evil spirits, by learning to use the spiritual authority Jesus is investing us with. From the moment these idols are dethroned in our lives, we could live among them without being affected the least in the world, if not by the sadness and the irritation caused by the unhappiness they cause in people's life. However, the presence of spirit filled people in the midst of idol worshippers can cause them some inconveniences. To not worship false gods, as God is asking us, does not mean that we have to wage a “holy war” against people who do. It starts by taking the beam out of one's own eye. We must address the duality which hides in every one of us, because, as Paul teaches us: we are our worst enemy. If you do your part, God promised that he will fight your battles”. But he will do it in his own way. “Be the sons of your Father who is in heaven. For He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good and sends rain on the just and on the unjust”. Matthew 5: 43-45. “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head. Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good”. Romans 12. “Revenge and retributions are mine, says God”. He has moreover his own way of paying back those who are infidel to him, for he does it by “leading them with bands of human kindness and drawing them near with cords of love”. Hosea 11. See, Satan has enemies and slaves, and he is a thief and a killer. But God has only children. God is the father of a large tribe of adolescents. Some of them are a little more disturbed or rowdy than the others, and he needs more time and effort to win them to his love. I believe that our Father deserves both our admiration for his patience, and our sympathy for the painful losses his enemy is inflicting on him, despite his unremitting grace and his arms always stretched.

God has established spiritual laws, in the same way he has established physical laws. In II Chronicles 7:14, God makes a promise to his people, which also brings awareness of some realities: “When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land”. When we let go of our wariness and venture into forbidden zone, God continues to watch over us, but from a distance. He takes responsibility for the wrong that we expose ourselves to, even though he is not the wrongdoer. He designed the world with laws to preserve us. The path is safe, but alligators are hiding in the canal. He wants to spare us unnecessary suffering by making sure that we integrate his principles as our guideline.

Peter, who announces the coming judgment, points out that it will begin with the house of God – all who invoke His Name –, before extending to the whole world. Again, God will use this sign to warn the world of what is coming next. Jesus had already mentioned that God would send his angels to uproot the tares and clean up his field before the final harvest. God is going to force Christianity to sweep the house and to return to its source. The Jews will see it, and hopefully they will experience the fear of the Lord. God does not intend to stop there, and men from all the peoples of the earth will recognize that God is at work, when they will see the prophecies from the Bible being fulfilled. “Let anyone with ears to hear, listen!” said Jesus. Some will understand the message and make the necessary adjustments, while others will be blind on the warnings. One day, Jesus entered the synagogue of Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and he read from the book of Isaiah : “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour”. When Jesus commented on his reading, all were struck by his grace and by his authority. But then he added : “Truly I tell you, no prophet is accepted in the prophet’s hometown”, and he illustrated his point with some biblical accounts. When they understood that Jesus was rising himself as a prophet and judge among them, all became very angry at him, and they would have killed him if Jesus had let them do it. Own religious justice is a powerful idol. To touch someone's idols is to touch, not only to their deep emotional fibre and the certitudes that the rationalism of thought cannot control, but it is threatening their own existence, showing that idolatry has opened the door to demonic infestation. This area of ​​the soul that sin still controls constitutes a fortress of reasoning and a welcome refuge for Satan. Paul experienced it when he visited the city of Ephesus. To prevent him from speaking against their worshipped idol, the inhabitants shouted for two hours: “Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!”. By obliterating our reasoning, repetitive prayers like “Hail Mary” have this hypnotic effect on our mind. Gideon's father could snatch his son from the avenging hand of the inhabitants of Ophra by saying to them a few wise words : “If Baal is a god, let him plead his cause himself, since his altar has been overthrown”. Paul will tell the Corinthians : “For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”

We live in a troubled world where the devil works actively for our confusion. His aim is to deceive all the inhabitants of the earth and it would be impossible to escape this seduction should we not read the Bible, and the whole Bible. When did those who watch over your soul, draw your attention to the letters of Jesus to the seven Churches? The book of Revelation was written in an allegorical way, so as not to attract unnecessarily the attention and the wrath of the state and the religious powers. Complementing the Gospels and the Epistles, this book sheds light on many of the traps to which our inner man will be exposed, for as long as we have not acquired our spiritual maturity. Failing to show himself inventive, the devil remains an ace of forgery. The more wisdom we get, the more devious the traps he set before us. That is not to say that anything supernatural is wrong and comes from the devil, but part of it certainly is. The Epistles warn us against lying miracles and wonders, false doctrines, apparitions, angels of light, false workers, false gospels, false prophetic anointings, false apostles and even false Christ. The revelation of Jesus to John, depicts the world in the last days – those very days we now live in. We see the state of the church and the forbidden alliances, the rising of new powers in politics, the world global crises that has started, the many trials that are still ahead of us, and their happy outcome. If we seek with God some understanding, this book will provide crucial insight into the unfolding of the end-times events. Even taken literally by a non educated person, the message is clear: As Elijah said : “How long will you waver between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him.” In chapter 22 of Revelation, Jesus also makes us understand that, even though this is not clearly visible to our eyes and even less to our society, a selection is taking place amongst people: “Let evildoers do their worst and the dirty-minded go all out in pollution, but let the righteous maintain a straight course and the holy continue on in holiness.” “Yes, I’m on my way! I’ll be there soon! I’m bringing my payroll with me. I’ll pay all people in full for their life’s work. I’m A to Z, the First and the Final, Beginning and Conclusion”.  So, let's not fall asleep being overconfident. Our salvation is found in Christ and in him alone. His mother finally figured it out, when that last part of the human pride that was still in her heart died with her son at the cross. Mary had to die to her Jewish dignity, and she was rejected with her son. But she was resurrected spiritually on the day of Pentecost, when she received that Spirit that she had first fought against, and became a born again Jew with the other disciples.

Who was really Maria, the mother of Jesus?

Just because some have biased her image doesn't mean we should ignore her, on the contrary ! The prophet Micah sets her in the prophecy which announces the coming of “the King who is alive from everlasting ages past”. Isaiah mentions the virginal conception, which will be a sign for Israel, and the fact that this son will be called Emmanuel “God with us”. Mary had made herself available to the Lord to bear the Saviour of Israel. She was made pregnant by the Spirit of God, a unique occurrence in man's history. The Gospels reveal that, although she was informed by the angels of the nature of her mission, she is not able to understand what animates the flesh of her flesh. As a member of the Levity tribe by her mother, descendant of King David by her father, Mary naturally wanted Jesus to assert himself and to take a more prominent role in the religious and political landscape. Mary is one of those who were awaiting the restoration of the Kingdom of Israel, and the prophecies which have been addressed to her quite naturally make her believe that it is the mission which now is the responsibility of her son. But his mother's suggestions which push him into that direction, have the gift of exasperating Jesus : “Woman, what is this between me and you? My time has not yet come”, he replies when she encourages him to demonstrate his powers at the wedding of Cana. In other words: “You know who I am, but I'm not receiving my instructions from the flesh or from the feelings of the human nature, because the devil knows all too well how to manipulate them for his ends”. Later, seeing that Jesus made enemies of the people they held in high esteem, and believing him to be mad, his relatives, under pressure of the religious community, sought to kidnap him to withdraw him from public life. “Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to you.” He replied to him, “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?” Pointing to his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers. For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.

Here he comes. His winnowing fork is in his hand.

Today, most practicing Jews who read the Gospels are outraged by the way Jesus treats the teachers of the law. A character who shows such disrespectful attitude towards those who have devoted their lives to helping men to know God better, cannot be sent by God. They think that way, because they have no clue of who Jesus really is. His contemporaries took him for a self-proclaimed prophet, an enlightened freak, and even for a demoniac : “Who are you to teach us? You're not fifty years old and you say, “Before Abraham was, I am ?” Do you consider yourself as the God of Moses? This time we heard him and we know he has a devil !”. The woe of the Jews, is that they were so imbued with their prerogatives as the appointed guardians of the tradition, and so preoccupied with the preservation of the appearances, that they failed to recognize the Big Boss when he visited them in person, in the shape of his only approved son. Through the canticle of Zechariah, Luke reminds us in his Gospel, “that God had made the oath to Abraham to allow us, after we were delivered from the hand of our enemies, to serve him without fear, by walking before him in holiness and justice, every day of our lives”. But the Jews had moved away from that freedom, and like all the other people, they had returned to a religion. By setting their rites and their hierarchy between men and God, they had made their religion a god in its own right. And this is precisely what Jesus came to condemn. “We must obey God rather than men”, will answer Peter and John to the religious leaders who commanded them never to teach again in the name of Jesus. Peter and the apostles did not hesitate to remind them that their religious mentality has led them to crucify the Lord of Glory, which God then raised from the dead. Jesus affirms that he is the stumbling block announced by Isaiah. And he does not blend water with his wine: “It is written: Zeal for your house consumes me”, “Blessed is he for whom I will not be an opportunity of fall”. We should think that God did not leave his heaven to come and die in our place, moreover on a Roman cross, while holding in his hand the brush that will smooth any ruffled feathers. John the Baptist said : “Here he comes, his winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor, gathering his wheat into the barn and burning up the chaff with unquenchable fire”.

But not long after breaking free from the law, many Christians fell into the same trap as their fathers, especially when Constantine established Christianity as the official religion of the Roman Empire. What should have been a new lifestyle then shifted into another rite and a sacrifice. Today, few people realize who Jesus really is, and even fewer Christians respect him as one should respect God. Religions like Islam, and false Christian doctrines like the Marian doctrine, Mormonism or that of Jehovah's Witnesses, and the New Apostolic Reformation, essentially aim at diminishing the importance of Jesus, in order to replace him, who with another prophet, who with another divinity, who with a man or a pope or with a set of new apostles. But here's what Paul said to the Philippians about who Jesus is: “Though he was in the form of God, he did not consider being equal with God something to exploit. … He humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore, God highly honoured him and gave him a name above all names, so that at the name of Jesus everyone in heaven, on earth, and under the earth, might bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father”. This is why he also said to the Colossians: “Be careful that no one changes your mind and faith by much learning and big sounding ideas. Those things are what men dream up. They are always trying to make new religions. These leave out Christ. For Christ is not only God-like, He is God in human flesh. When you have Christ, you are complete. He is the head over all leaders and powers”. Colossians 2: 8-10

In Hebrews 10, Paul presumably, also says that, “By a unique sacrifice (that of his life), Jesus brought to perfection forever, those who are sanctified, and he now waits that all his enemies have become his footstool”. Paul continues by recalling that “the Lord will judge his people and it is a terrible thing to fall into the hands of the living God”. In Luke 19:27, Jesus also said – speaking of his return : “As for my enemies who did not want me to reign over them, bring them to me and have them put to death before me”. Surprising light on “the nice little Jesus”! Paul, the alleged author of the Epistle to the Hebrews also said : “Since God says: “Their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more”, how can we escape punishment on ourselves if we neglect such great offer for salvation?”. So, let's not stop at the baby Jesus or at the disarmed Jesus represented on a crucifix, lest we forget who the Lord which we claim to serve, really is. If the warnings are serious, it is because the stake is even more. The whole purpose of Creation is to establish a kingdom, over which reigns a king. This king is the most loving and the most magnanimous of all kings, for those he sees as his children. And he is even willing to share his rulership with all. But he will be a fierce lion for those who pervert his Gospel and who obstruct the advancement of his reign, and God knows how many of his so called servants do not have a genuine love for the truth. Paul moreover said to the Philippians : “Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling”.

Peter, head of the Church?

What about Peter and his role in the Church? When Simon met Jesus, Jesus looked at him and said: “You are Simon, son of Jonah; you will be called Cephas, which translated means Peter (Petros)”. Names are very important in the Hebrew tradition and in the Bible. Cephas does not designate a pebble that is thrown at birds. But it is a heavy rock with rounded contours that is very difficult to uplift. Simon comes from Shama and means: “He who listens, who hears”. Jonah means “Dove”. The dove has become the symbol of the Spirit of God. Months or years after they had been walking together, seeing that something had changed in their attitude towards him, Jesus asked the disciples, “Who do you say that I am?” Peter made a step forwards and declared, “You are the Christ, the son of the living God!”. Jesus spoke again and said to him, “You are happy, Simon, son of Jonah; for it was not flesh and blood that revealed this to you, but it is my Father who is in heaven”. And then he added : “Now you are Cephas” (in Greek: Petros). In other words : to the extent that you will let the Father live in you and tame you, from impulsive, boastful and coward as you are now you will become constant like a rock and unshakable. And Jesus added, this time using a different word : “on this Petra” – in other words, on this foundation which is the relation of obedience to God – an obedience that Jesus personifies, – “I will build my Church, against which death itself (the gates of Hades) have no power”. Jesus says to Peter that his true church built on the rock of a living relationship with the Father, will not see Hades, and Jesus also promises to give them the keys that will enable them to obtain the same spiritual achievements that Peter saw Jesus obtain. By being established by Jesus in a privileged relationship with the Father, Peter, like potentially every believer, will regain that authority which God had invested man with when he established Adam as the manager and ruler of all things that are on Earth. “The heaven of heavens is for God, but he put man in charge of the earth”. Psalm 115:15. In Genesis 1:26, God says: .“Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over all creatures...”   The one realm over which God had not given us dominion originally, was other men. Yet, since the time Adam sinned, subjugating other men is what we seek, hence all our conflicts! Men, nations, religions, are involved in the wrong fight and Jesus wants to put us back on track. God will place us in a prominent position if we rule over chaos, but not over men. This recovered spiritual authority will allow us to advance the Kingdom of God on earth, which can be summed up as a confrontation between two spiritual governments. One has already lost the war and we are doomed to win! Jesus is the rock of all ages, the Son of the Living God. Stumbling block for some, cornerstone for others, Jesus builds his church with those who, coming from diverse horizons, are drawn to him by the Father and who, like Peter, received from the Father the revelation that Jesus is the Lord, the Son of the living God. It is on this foundation alone that Jesus builds his “Ekklesia”, that is to say: his government on earth.

But be on your guard. Our breakthroughs sometimes encourage us to be reckless. It is no coincidence if, just after learning to hear the voice of God, Peter had a very traumatizing experience. Proud of his new ability to listen to God, but now hearing from his own heart, he suggested to Jesus the idea that his rejection and slaughter were not inevitable, and that he would in any case not let it happen without fighting for him. But Jesus took it up sharply : “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns”. Matthew 16. Even worse than his reaction to his mother's suggestion. No doubt this was a big blow in Peter's self-confidence. And so, in spite of himself, Peter teaches us that: “A person who does not have the Spirit, does not accept the truths that come from the Mind of God. For him it's all foolishness”. 1 Corinthians 2:14. Wanting to achieve the will of God without being first renewed spiritually, exposes to ongoing disappointment. I could certainly talk of my own mistakes and failures, but I have also witnessed despicable things done by zealous yet legalistic Christians. When theological conceptions come to support the Cainic impulses, then the jealousy and envy inherent to the human nature find a justification.  After the Catholic Inquisition, fundamentalist Islam is the new illustration of the principle. Without looking so far, any exclusive community runs the risk of losing the vitality of love and of seeing frustration win over its members... Peter will experience other setbacks. His failures could easily have left him to the ground, but Jesus had prayed for him. Peter will have to wait for the Pentecost, to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit, to see his spiritual life truly take off and align with the things spoken on him by Jesus.

To save appearances.

Appearances ... Obviously, things did not go the way the members of his family had expected. Because he tackles evil at its root, Jesus, like his cousin John the Baptist before him, is not at all appreciated by the ruling class, and he is increasingly hated by the members of the synagogue who now want to kill him. This was destabilizing for his whole family. “A prophet can find honour anywhere except in his hometown, among his own people, and in his own household”, will Jesus say. This break with her son was predictable, since Mary is an ordinary person, in the noblest sense of the term, a person who identifies with her culture and her people. This is precisely why God chose her to be the mother of her son : “to scatter those who think too highly of themselves and to honour humble people”. But also and first of all, to demonstrate that the flesh, or the lineage, or the merits and by extension the observation of the rules of religion, have no part nor right in the transmission of the gift of God. Jesus will later explain the true nature of his royal lineage, as we can read in Matthew 22:42. Paul will link him to the order of a mysterious Bible character named Melchizedek. Another incident is mentioned in Luke 11 : A demon exposed by Jesus will drive a woman to cry out : “Blessed is the bosom which carried you! happy the breasts that fed you!”. What this woman expressed was a Babylonian conception, still present in the Jewish tradition, moreover taken up by the Catholicism on the basis of the Song of Mary, when she declares that “henceforth all generations will call me blessed”. This conception carried the idea that the transmission of the spiritual heritage took place through the genes of the mother. But here again, Jesus will have to pull out the sword of the truth to set the records straight: “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it”. Later, Paul will say that the real Jew is not he who is in the flesh, but he who undergoes circumcision of the heart.

Mary is clearly overwhelmed by what has become her destiny, and we can understand it. But she keeps meditating on those events that surprise her, and which later will go as far as piercing her heart of a woman and a mother. Old Simeon had warned her many years back, but one does not get rid of the human nature and the social and religious culture so easily. So when Jesus has to use “the double-edged sword that comes out of his mouth”, to “judge the thoughts of the heart, separating soul and spirit”, Mary suffers in silence. Still, she is making her humble way and she will be saved at Pentecost, when with the brothers of Jesus and the other disciples, she will receive the spiritual genes of God through the consoling Spirit sent by Jesus. We could say that Mary was born on that day from the Spirit of her Son. So yes, Mary did indeed receive the essence of God within her, but not in a different way than all the believers who are baptised in the Spirit. Mary is our sister in Christ and our mother in faith and hope. The message that Mary leaves us through the prophecies that relate to her life, is that God has made a plan of our salvation, which he worked out from the beginning of the world. This plan takes into account the disloyal human nature that we inherited. He is never surprised. There too much nonsense and sentimentality in the way we live God in the church. If God speaks to us in a virile way in the Bible, it is because he wants real men and women, and warriors! We are invited to persevere in this simplicity and remain faithful until the end. God is not asking something impossible, but his purposes are perfect and we don't have to add to it. No need to shed crocodile tears in front of religious icons. No need to try to hoist ourselves up to Heaven, as suggested by the never ceasing struggle waged by this angel of light, who due to his rebellion, fell from his place with God. The flesh is of no help. It will only draw us close to the “fallen angel who still suffers rejection”. We must rather take example from Mary, by recognizing our lowliness and by obeying the Lord, so that he can seed us with his living Word, which is also a life-giving Presence. Marianist theology will undoubtedly find a certain echo in our flesh. But the Holy Spirit in us will rather draw us into the word of Christ, and this word is where our victory over the world stands.

God invites us to be reborn.

Because it is in this way that he redeems men: by offering them to drop their old identities and by offering them his own genes in a spiritual form. It is a grace that we do not deserve but to which we are entitled, since we were created with this intention. Our heavenly Father is inviting us to commune with his Spirit and to receive his mind and thoughts. This has nothing to do with blood ties, ethnicity, culture, or with belonging to a religious tradition. But it is a gift, available to anyone. God created us with the intention of making a people of small “Like Him”, and that is exactly what he is now perfecting through the lead of Jesus Christ. In 2 Corinthians 5:17, Paul says: “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature. In Jesus, God makes us creatures of a kind that never existed before.

The commitment that changes everything for us, is baptism. Not the religious baptism which they say is the purification of the defilements of the world or of an original sin, or even that which is envisaged as a rite of passage to enter such church. But the baptism of the death to the old life and the receiving of a new life, which was prefigured by the crossing of the Red Sea. The best illustration that I can think of, is that of that child, standing on a table, to whom his papa stretches his arms. But there is a gap. The child knows that if he throws himself into the void, his father will catch him back in flight. Still, there is a hesitation. I mean : a real fight. The baptism of the Holy Spirit is a baptism of truth. This baptism, like any birth, excludes any return. The baby will have to take his first breath of air because the placenta will no longer support him. Nicodemus wanted to enter the spiritual dimension that was attached to his faith. But it was difficult for him to let go of his security, of his intellectual achievements, his position within the religious community, his financial independence, a quiet life set like a Swiss clock, and to plunge naked in… the unknown. To pass from a mental knowledge of the things of God, to the place where we are no longer in charge, is quite an adventure and I still remember that strange feeling even this took place many years ago, an inebriating sensation. But I soon found that there remained this other Paul who now was in constant conflict with new one, until I capitulated… till the next opportunity. “My righteous now lives by faith, but if he withdraws, my soul does not take pleasure in him”. Pierre illustrated it so well when he got out of the boat to lean on the deep waters, something that as everyone knows cannot be accomplished naturally. Dying to this world may seem an insurmountable ordeal. But in reality, nothing in this world deserves that we deprive ourselves of an immersion in the creative love of our Heavenly Father.

“I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through me. If you had known me, you would have known my Father also; from now on you know Him, and have seen Him”. John 14: 5-7. Throughout the Gospels, Jesus will repeatedly claim to be like the Father, or he will say that the Father is no different from him. This Jesus whom we have perceived through the Gospels, who was walking among men like you and me, full of empathy for all, healing all the sick people, freeing those who were in bondage, loving indiscriminately – men, women, children, old people, foreigners, invaders, Jews and certainly some priests –, bringing light to all, giving meaning to their life – , this man was, apart perhaps from his outward appearance, mirroring in every way the person of God our Father. Our Father presented him to us as his Son and his trusted representative: “You are my beloved Son, in you I have placed all my love”.


“No one has ever seen God; the only begotten Son, who is carried in the Father's arms, is the one who made him known”. John 1:18. “In him we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. He is the image of the invisible God, the prôtotokos, he who has pre-eminence over all creation. For in him were created all things that are in the heavens and on the earth, the visible and the invisible, thrones, dignities, dominions, authorities. Everything was created by him and for him”. Colossians 1: 14-16.


The Dead See.

This wonderful teaching by Amir Tsarfati answers many questions we might have about what stands beyond death.

Who goes Where?

There is a lot of confusion when it comes to God's sovereign plan regarding the afterlife. Where does the soul of the believer go immediately after physical death? That of the unbeliever? What does the Bible say about those who lived and died in the Old Testament? The Apostle Paul taught clearly that not all of us would die before being gathered to the Lord Jesus. Daniel, John the Apostle, and others spoke of multiple resurrections, but who's partaking in each of them and which resurrection will you partake?

The Bema Seat of Christ.

Few understand that judgment is awaiting the believer as well; a very different judgment however. Where is the bema seat of Christ? How can we get there? When will that happen, and how will it be?

What happens at the final judgment?

What does God say about our eternal fate? Jesus said that we should not wait to be there to think about it, at least if we don't want to bitterly regret it. The Bible shows us that nobody can escape the final judgment. But for some it will be a judgment for punishment, while for others it will be a judgement for rewards. What will decide in which category we belong?



A great Philharmonic without its Conductor : such are the World and the Creation without the Word of Christ.

He sent them his Word and he healed them.

Psalm 107: 20

“Why did God allow this to happen?” Who do you think, puts that question in our mind? Who is the one who kills, and who then has the audacity to insinuate that God did it, or that he had so decided? Who will pretend that sickness is sent by God to teach us something? Who says, it's all the will of God, and doesn't want us to take power over our circumstances? See, we attribute without hesitation to God, intentions that would surely send a man to prison. … (Click to read more)

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“If you had been there, my brother Lazarus would not have died,” reproached Mary to Jesus. “Mary, I was there in spirit when he died. But now, rest assured : Even your brother is dead, he will live.” “I know that he will be resurrected on the last day, sagely resumed Martha, his other sister ...” “But it is in this life that we needed help, and we would have so loved that Lazarus could accompany us longer” thought probably Mary. “Of course we believe in God. But, God is for life after death. If you had been there, you would not have let God take over our brother's life. But of course, we suppose that God had his reasons. He allowed this to happen to make us grow maybe? Or to spare our brother unnecessary suffering? Or to demonstrate his sovereignty? For who are we to discuss our destiny. Maybe God wanted our brother to be with him so now he can watch over us from there… And who are we to challenge his will anyway”. “Martha, Mary – replied Jesus, I am the resurrection and the life, and I am with you! Now, behold !” With a loud voice, Jesus called the four-days-dead man, who soon appeared at the entry of the tomb, hopping, for his legs were still tied up. “Believe in me,” said Jesus. “I will go to my Father now, but I will not leave you alone. We will send you the Holy Spirit. He will stay with you until the end of this world, and through Him, soon millions like you will be able to do the acts that you saw me doing. And you will make even greater ! For if you join together in my strength, imagine what you could order in my name !” I make you masters of the circumstances, so work while the day lasts ! Stop behaving like frightened children and act as to glorify the Spirit of your Father who dwells in you. Do you think that all these people who die in disasters are greater sinners than you are? Oh no, I tell you. But if you do not change your mindset to act in a new way, you will end up like them : despoiled, crushed and wiped out by the spirits of evil. I triumphed over them at the cross. You who receive my Spirit, you are now my race and my heirs. So don't let them dominate on you anymore, but help those who still suffer under their oppression to take back the life they were stolen.” Later, Jesus breathed on his disciples and he said to them : “Now, go with this good news: Speak to the mountains that stand in your way. Calm the hurricanes. Make all that does not produce good fruit wither from the root. Cast out demons, raise the dead and heal the sick. Announce the reign of your God. If you take hold of the authority I have given you, what you will allow to happen on earth, will happen. And what won't allow to happen, won't happen. Matt 18: 18-19. … Forgive me that paraphrased version of the Gospel, but you have to be able to read things over, to see them from a different angle.

“If you only knew the free gift of God and who it is that is asking you for water ...” said Jesus to the Samaritan woman. “Salvation comes from the Jews”, he said also. Saying that, Jesus thought less about the Jewish religion, the temple, the law and the priests, than about the incredible destiny of what at the beginning was not even a people, and which now was allowing him – he the Son of God –, to stand by this well, without any means for drawing water and forced to rely on a stranger and a woman, while he was the Messiah – the one who was supposed to fill the earth with the knowledge of God “as water covers the bottom of the sea". From his birth until his resurrection, this quite unique manner that Jesus had to take part in the lives of people : the righteous as well as the outcast, those who suffered under the rod of self-appointed warriors of God, the poor in spirit, the blinds who did not see the plan of God for their lives and the deaf who did not hear his call, the crippled of life, the relational lepers, the left out of love, those who could have been reproached all kinds of things – and who finally represent us –, and then to invite them to participate with him in the advent of a new world, – as if God depended upon us, imperfect men, to finalize the work of his creation – amazed people and answered a deep yearning, pre-existent in the hearts of many. Today, the invitation remains, and to accept it opens us the door on the most formidable adventure that we can live here on earth.




Falling PlatesFour minutes to understand.

A multilingual video to share.
Got Questions ?


the Spirit of your Father who speaks in You.


“If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples”. John 15:6-8
Though, the greatest among you shall be your servant.


The Last Reformation – The Movies

God, in our days, is bringing back the simple truth of the Gospels and of the Book of Acts, that is: “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to all creation”. What is this Gospel or good news? – God is with us and he proves it by healing the sick, by kicking out demons and by bringing the souls into intimacy with Him. This reality has the power to set us free from unbelief and to make us able to walk in a new lifestyle of faith daily.

• The Last Reformation IN GENEVA

Kingdom of God in Japan

The message of the cross is anything but comfortable and the way of Jesus is not flattering for our ego. But when Christians agree to die to themselves, to let Jesus reach people in order to heal them and set them free, the blessing is shared and their own life takes on its true dimension. 2 Timothy 3:10-13

Back to the Gospel in Geneva

A return to the true gospel is absolutely necessary. Most church people today are more interested with building a structure for entertainment than with sharing the redeeming truths of the gospel. This last reformation, which concerns us all, is simply a return to the desire to live the resurrection life of Jesus in a personal and practical way. This movement of the Last Reformation should not, however, be confused with another movement whose name is similar: that of the New Apostolic Reformation of the Church of Bethel, which unfortunately promotes New Age Christianity enforced with sentimental music and positive manipulation, and which should be reformed from within. The renewal of the 21st century will begin with an underground awakening, an encounter with Christ directly or through his disciples, a humble, personal, but genuine movement.


• KINGDOM OF GOD IN SINGAPORE – People set free from demons after water baptism

• KINGDOM OF GOD IN ITALY – Faith is for everyone.

• THE LAST REFORMATION INTL. – We believe that the Church is facing a new Reformation !


Video sharing websites are a great tool for the sharing of faith and knowledge. But they also serve to spread wrong concepts and unsavoury content. It is possible to activate a content filter and to block disturbing ads.



Being shown a false image of the Christian reality, millions of people are definitively driven away from what could have transformed their lives, and the devil knows how to exploit our naivety.

Sticking to the expression of frozen traditions, or otherwise, fostering an undiscerning atmosphere of sentimental exaltation, or simulating, or intellectualizing, or even using religion to settle accounts with society, are expressions of a diverted spirituality. Because of what it represents, the Christian faith has been hijacked or perverted in all possible manners. We have turned into self exalting celebrations or in vain ranting, when not in religious parodies, what God had originally intended as a means to reach others with His compassion. How do we know if our conception of God and the expression of our faith are real and genuine? “You will know the Truth and the truth shall set you free”, says Jesus. … “But, what is the truth?”, retorted the devil through the mouth of Pilate. That's why God has given us an infallible criterion of discernment : His written Word. … (Click to read more)

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Sometimes we do not know which saint to turn to, but fortunately, Jesus remains the same. “Let little the children come to me and do not prevent them, for the kingdom of God belongs to those who are like them”. Luke 18:16. To come to Jesus as a child is to accept to read the Bible as one eats one's daily bread. A child does not hope to understand everything he reads, but he reads hoping he will one day understand. The food we eat makes us grow taller without our knowing how. One day, faced with an ambiguous situation, we will realize that we have acquired a stature that will allow us to cope. Having personal appointments with God by reading the entire Bible and making it our own substance guarantees us a sound mind and a spirit of wisdom and discernment. I am sad to say that I had to remove some links, when I became aware of this deception that the theology of the New Apostolic Reformation represents, which now prevails in an important part of the evangelical world. Some of the preachers mentioned in the links may still be affiliated to the NAR in one way or another. We have seen it throughout the history of the church : when the devil can no longer hold back the advancement of the Kingdom of God, he will encourage the development of a parallel movement in which he will introduce a fermenting agent. Jesus spoke of the “yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees” which is hypocrisy. But the devil can introduce other ferments, or spiritual genes, by which he strives to distort our doctrine and our faith so that it is rendered null. Through false expressions of faith, he will even rise himself in churches and replace Christ. The Bible teaches that the person who has the Spirit must judge of everything. Let's keep in mind, through our quests, that faith should remain a simple and very natural thing. By simple, I mean that feelings should not overwhelm us. There is no place for hysterical exaltation or for hypnotic repetitions in the doctrine of Jesus. Some preachers harangue the crowds, but the effects of persuasion do not last. Others want to multiply the doctrines and make us captive of them. God is not a sorcerer to “sermonize” us, any more than He is a demagogue and a brainwasher. He is not an energy or an impersonal atmosphere, a method, or a discipline. God is not an anointing of liquid love that would get hold of us, making us laugh for no reason and roll on the floor, even if laughter can be liberating when it is genuine. But he is a Spirit of wisdom, of might, of love and self-discipline. He gives us discernment and a sound mind. Jesus is the Truth in all its simplicity, this that goes straight to our hearts. His voice sounds like gentle whispers, but it has the power to free us by producing a deep conviction. His words are the “unleavened bread of sincerity and truth” which gives us the power to change. And by natural, I mean self-determined. Jesus wants to make us a people of kings, and self-determination is what characterizes kingship. The real function of a king is not to take advantage of his people, but it is to use his given authority to serve by protecting the weak and helping the needy. At a time when many seek personal development or a promotion, it is important to remember that, although he existed in the form of God, Jesus stripped himself of all his prerogatives to become a servant. He obeyed God to the extent that he offered his life as a ransom for us all. Now, the heart of the Gospel is that the same Spirit which animated Jesus also comes to dwell in us. Jesus suggests that we increase in the gifts he communicates to us, in order to better serve others.


Prayer, Worship, Testimonies and Miracles, Teachings.


Have you ever wondered where Joy comes from?

I was reminded lately to place joy at the top of my list of priorities. In this day and age where the devil has come once more to steal, kill and destroy, it is of utmost importance to remember that “the joy of God is our strength”. That joy will allow us to withstand the bad days, to resist viruses and other threats, and to achieve our purpose in life which is advancing the Kingdom of God. I now remember what a friend was telling me when as a young man I made my first moves into faith after being wrecked on the rocks of adversity : “Don't let anyone steal your joy!” And indeed, my greatest breakthroughs have always come when I gave up my wise mistrust and trusted God instead.

… And if being a disciple of Christ was above all: taking pleasure in being in God?


God's Accessible Joy – By Roland Worton

How many of us know the place that joy has in the Word of God? In this timeless message, we are reminded that beyond our trials, there is an eternity of joy to be inherited. And it starts right now.





“But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him”.  Matthew 6. “God resists the proud (those who have too high an esteem for their abilities) but he gives loving-favor to those who have no pride. So give yourselves to God. Stand against the devil and he will run away from you. Come close to God and He will come close to you”.  James 4.


PRAYERS – How to trust Your life to God in Prayer

Praying with sincerity is very effective, even more so when we pray according to God's purposes for us and for others. With the help of the Holy Spirit, let's learn to pray Bible-inspired prayers.

Why our Prayers are not Answered.

But most importantly, how to pray prayers that are effective. God wants to teach us to be effective in prayer and it is one of his most compelling desires to make things happen through our prayers.

Be healed in Jesus name, through this Prayer.

Jesus has paid a high price for us to be made perfectly healed and whole. Healing prayer - powerful by Curry Blake.

Lecture: Curry Blake on Prayers of Faith.

One of the most life transforming experiences for me was discovering how God views prayer. I was outspoken in real life, but through my religious education, I would have embarked on a sentimental tug of war with God when it came to asking him something, as many Christians do. Come to think of it, I don't like people turning to my feelings to get something from me, so why would God be any different? In absolute terms, God has placed everything we could wish for at our disposal. If we collaborate with him by learning to pray in a mature and engaged way, we will become much more powerful spiritually and we will see results.


“Build up, build up, prepare the road! Remove the obstacles out of the way of my people. For this is what the high and exalted One says  – he who lives forever, whose name is holy: “I live in a high and holy place, but also with the one who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite. I will not accuse them forever, nor will I always be angry, for then they would faint away because of me – the very people I have created”.   Isaiah 57:14-16




Receiving the Spirit of Jesus, also named the Holy Spirit, is the greatest gift that we can receive from God. When we submit our life to God and receive salvation, it is not to remain in passiveness. On the contrary, his Spirit will indwell us and start renewing our mind. He will lead us in all truth. He will give us a powerful prayer life. He will even give us new prayer languages to help us in the weakness of our flesh. We can experience drought in our mind, but the stream of God remains full of water. Speaking in those spiritual languages will build us up. It is the key to gaining spiritual power and dominion over sickness and on any of the devil's means of oppression – if you wondered why so many “Christians” fight this gift from the pulpit, now you know. It taps into the supernatural of God. It starts in a babble and turns into a roaring as needed. It is a language of love and intimacy with God, and a weapon of mass destruction against the forces of evil. All of God's people who are mighty at front, use it extensively in their prayer life.


John Bevere – Different purposes of speaking in tongues.

Experiencing Praying in Tongues

Tongues are the language of Heaven. Freeing your inner man by speaking those spiritual languages will heal you and bring awareness of the Glorious Presence of God in your life.





Worship Him who is worthy to be praised


When we Praise our God, he becomes a refuge, he is Heaven on earth, a Bulwark against adversity.

Your salvation will be in peace and rest, It is in calm and confidence that your strength will be.
Isaiah 30:15

I cry out: Praise be to the Lord! And I am delivered from my enemies!  2 Samuel 22: 4

Therefore put on the full armour of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.  Ephesians 6:13



“No man’s life stands in the abundance of the things he possesses”.  Increase your capital of enthusiasm to withstand the bad days.


Life-transforming praise is not an emotion of the soul but it is a spiritual commitment.

To worship is to express the highest form of gratitude. Praise leads to abandoning sin, returning to righteousness and the willingness to commit ourselves. We praise God for his deeds and for his extraordinary character. God is the Rock of Centuries who will never change.
When we worship we are being transformed into the nature of the One we Worship
. (2 Cor 3:17)

Wonderful Praise songs in Hebrew Language
Keren Silver

Bible and Angelic Praise in Hebrew Language
Sasha Anya   Poberejny

You who seek world peace, pray for the peace of Jerusalem, for from its true restoration will flow healing for all the nations of the earth.

Baruch Adonai L'Olam

“Blessed be Adonai, God, the God of Israel, who alone works wonders. Blessed be his glorious Name forever, and may the whole Earth be filled with His Glory”. Psalm 72.

God has always had a purpose for this earth and he does not change His Mind. “The rulers conspire against him and work to their own destruction, but God laughs at their plans. Soon, all nations will come to Zion, His holy Mountain, to Kiss his Son and celebrate his rule”. Psalm 2.

Among people of my generation, many have been indwelt by the dedicated songs of Keith and Melody Green.

Here is one of Keith's quotes: “The only music minister to whom the Lord will say, “Well done, thy good and faithful servant,” is the one whose life proves what their lyrics are saying, and to whom music is the least important part of their life. Glorifying the only worthy One has to be a minister's most important goal!”


Don Francisco
Meaningful Songs for a Saviour who is so Real.


    A favourite play-list. Timeless and profound.


BeBe & CeCe Winans are an American gospel music brother and sister duo.

Once heard, never forgotten.


Great artists by themselves and awesome when they teamed. Michael W Smith and Amy Grant' scripture based songs have their way in the hearts of many.

Fernando Ortega. Hymns revived, and his own Beautiful Songs and Music. Healing for Soul and Spirit.

Songs and an interview.


Above all else, protect and guard your heart. For your heart is the spring of your life. Prov. 4


SoakStream Healing Scriptures

This is a work that I discovered only recently. Do you know how God revealed himself to Elijah after ignoring his might and the strong elements? Listening to Scripture verses read with conviction and meaning brings awe and love for our wonderful God, and it heals us.

More Gentle Whispers

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart and you will find rest for your souls” “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven” said Jesus

In Each of us hides a Child that needs to be Reassured.

Come To The Cradle – Michael CARD
Lullabies To Dreamland – Deniece WILLIAMS
All That I Am – Annie HERRING
God Is all Around Us – Twila PARIS



Christian Artists


“In your prayers (and praise songs), do not repeat heaps of words, as the pagans do; they imagine that by dint of words God will hear them. Do not imitate them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him." Jesus, in Matthew 6.

Jesus regularly asks us to be more authentic and personal in our relationship to our God. True Christian artists are also prophets. They distance themselves from what the crowds follow, in order to shake our certainties to bring by their words or their form of expression, a deeper understanding of our realities. What is “Christian” and what is not? Let us be careful not to become simply religious, that would be to deny Jesus. I think there is more to a lost artist who authentically searches for the truth than there is to hundreds who have found what they were looking for by complying to what the crowds want. I wish to add more links to this chapter in the near future.


The Christmas Monologues that wrecked us.

Four actors illustrate the beauty, pain, longing, and ultimate joy of this story through the lens of our senses.

Chi Coltrane – You were my Friend.

The idea of being one day buried in the ground was unbearable to the little girl. She wanted to go straight to heaven, like Elijah. Her songs later soothed a young man's aching heart, and they are still a blessing today. Chi Coltrane does not promote herself as a Gospel singer, but her work carries a sense of true holiness, which is awe for someone's integrity. And that's what Christian culture should convey: As Children of the Most High, we live in a world doomed to sin where we stand as Children of Light.

Akiane Kramarik – Art is a prophetic Gift.

“Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God”. Many people know how to put themselves forward through their art. But those who can speak of the source, the gestation and birth, sometimes in pain, and the meaning of this expression, are much rarer. I knew nothing about Akiane Kramarik until I discovered recently her prophetic passion for the One who makes our world so beautiful. The way she truly lives what she expresses as “an awareness of our moral duty and responsibilities, and the harmony of spiritual purpose and freedom to live our dreams”, is an example for all who express in a form of creativity.  Actual.

Whatever you do, do all for the Glory of God.

If you plan to buy photo equipment, you know the value of tests and reviews to comfort you in your choice, and sometimes avoid being disappointed. Christopher Frost is an awesome reviewer. His reviews are objective, simple and generous, and his muse has this mysterious Monalisa smile that makes you want to learn some secrets. But he doesen't make a secret of his love for our Lord, and whether in reviews or in testimonies and teachings, Christopher always shines.

Nightsounds hosted by musician Bill Pearce.

This American nighttime radio show was broadcast locally by a Christian radio station some 40 years ago. I can't believe that so many years have passed in the blink of an eye… The miracle radio station is kept alive through thick and thin by the most persevering influencer I know – thank you Ron –, and Bill Pearce continues to express his exquisite wanderings every night, through the recordings. I still do sometimes listen to the soothing stories, when peace of heart seems elusive.




Is Genesis History? What is the Genesis paradigm?

So much in our scale of values depends on how we perceive the origins of life and of our Universe. The conflict, when there is one, is not that of science against religion, on the contrary. Rather, views diverge on the true history of our cosmos.

The God Who Speaks

What is the Bible? Where does it come from? Can we trust it?
A documentary that traces the evidence for biblical authority and reliability.

A Matter of Faith Movie – How do Christian kids survive the educational cursus?

“A young girl is influenced by her popular Biology professor, who teaches that evolution is the answer to the origins of life…”

Stephen Meyer: The Return of the God Hypothesis

Our Western culture is the only place where scientists have taken the option to deny that there is an intelligent design. But what are their hypothesis? As Sir Isaac Newton said: Gravity is a tendency for unsupported bodies to fall.

James Tour: The Mystery of the Origin of Life

Same atoms arranged in a different way, turn what we consider worthless into something of great value.

Behold Israel with Amir Tsarfati

Amir Tsarfati was born in Israel to a Jewish family. From his youth, he was in the middle of a conflict both out and within. During his studies, he saw the movie “Jesus” and decided to be born again. As a major in the army and a negociator, former governor of Jericho and the Jordan Valley, he has invaluable experience. He now shares on the Behold Israel Channel as well as in conferences worldwide, what many consider to be extraordinary insight into political matters as well as in Bible prophecy. Alternative Vimeo Page.

Become a true Believer Sam Kojoglanian

Raised in the Holy Land and born-again since a little boy, Dr. Kojoglanian learned to include God in everything, especially in his work! In this great interview, top cardiologist shares in a powerful way the basics of faith survival. If you still have questions about late times events, you may find here many answers in a nutshell.

Why This Atheist Scientist Became a Believing Christian

Born into a communist family, Dr. Sy Garte has lived most of his life as an atheist. But then science shook his beliefs and he became an agnostic. He was convinced that there must be more than matter and he finally encountered the Creator of all he studied. Today, he advocates the fact that there is no opposition between true science and the existence of God.
From same speaker : Why 89% of biologists do not believe in God?




We weren't made to face life alone. An anthology of testimonies of lives transformed by an encounter.


The 700 Club Interactive is a place dedicated to prayer, uplifting stories, positive Christian news, encouragement and community. Connecting the dots between faith and culture and addressing the hard questions like: what’s my purpose? How am I living out God’s love? What’s my role as a Christian in today’s culture? In the face of war and chaos and uncertainty, how do we keep our hope? How do we live out our faith?



“Everything you have been told in your life, is a lie”.
That's what many people who strive to become something else, should be told.


Alisa Childers - My Story

As a former CCM recording artist and life-long follower of Jesus, I experienced a period of profound doubt in my early thirties. This is my journey out of unreasoned doubt into vibrant, intellectually informed faith.
Alisa was part of the music group : ZOEgirl

Ex-Witch Warns Witchcraft Expanding, Says Hollywood 'Releasing Spells Over the Viewers'

Musician and artist Jenny Weaver shares her incredible testimony of faith despite growing up in an abusive home and delving into witchcraft as a young woman. Now, Weaver warns that those dabbling in Wiccan are trying to unleash spells and it's even infecting Christians and the church.
Also: “My Story of Being an Ex Witch” Testimony.

At Breaking Point…

Elizabeth-Joy was raised as a Christian and she knew about Jesus' love. But are Christians protected from depression and suicidal thoughts? She was to discover that all it takes sometimes to save someone's life, is a : “Hello, nice day isn't it?”

From striving and never be good enough, to being a beloved.

I lived a broken life of depression, abuse, self hatred and eating disorders, but His love set me free forever. And my story can be YOUR story. My name is Melissa Faisst, and this is my Jesus testimony. Christianity doesn't have to be complicated, it can actually be cool and we want to equip you to find your purpose and walk in your God-given destiny !

Are you haunted by the thought of ending your life?

Tamara LAROUX – Testimony. What she thought would put an end to her pain propelled her in absolute horror. She suddenly became pain, she became fear, she became death… But as she fell down in the pit, God extended his hand to her.

The Tamara Laroux's Story – How children can pick up wrong feelings about themselves, when their parents don't love each other the way they should.

• Al DIAZ – His very moving testimony. Al died during a surgery, then he went to heaven and met Jesus.

Dr Mary NEAL's amazing story.

She drowned and resuscitated.


• Krissy NELSON – From loneliness to Adoption.

There is more than one way to drown in life. This courageous lady with a childlike heart tells how she found her own path, to her Father's arms.

He says, the stories of people who’ve come back will change how you see life forever!

John BURKE – studied nearly 1,000 near-death experiences.

– Imagine Heaven, with John Burke
– Another interview, with Sid Roth

• Jim WOODFORD – He died. Look What He Saw in Heaven !

Yoga and the Occult: Ex Witch Tells All

Yoga is a very popular form of fitness in this day and age. It is touted as a perfect way to relax, get fit, and become more spiritually aware. However, yoga is actually a form of spiritual alignment with the kundalini spirit, aka the goddess Shakti. Watch as Beth shares her experiences with yoga, how it affected her life, and how it was used in satanic ritual abuse.

Lisa Bevere | A Life Laid Down – Or how to Forgive

We must forgive our parents – Yes, but you don't know my father, he is making a hell of our relationship – Yet there is healing in forgiveness, and there is salvation for our family members. Who said it would be easy? If it were, Jesus would not have had to die on a cross.

Incredibly courageous Witnesses.

The awesome story of two young Iranian ladies who both met Jesus in a spernatural way, and who joint their efforts to spread the Gospel in their country, despite the death sentence. It is also a warning of how, when a country's Christian religious freedom is taken for granted and not protected, it can be taken away and replaced by some cruel satanic rule.

I Found Myself in Hell.

The Reason Why Will Surprise You.

Laurie DITTO

I was a suicide Bomber Candidate !

But then I met Jesus and I went from Hell to Love !
Listen to what Işık ABLA has received.

Testimonies: Muslims meet their Messiah.

Muslims discover the Truth about Jesus Christ. “Moderate Muslims are not the enemies of Christians and Jews. But because they have been prevented from accessing the Truth, they remain locked in an erroneous knowledge of the person of God, of his principles and of his will for mankind. Most Muslims are basically good people who love God fervently and who wish to suppress intractable and conquering Islam in order to live in peace with their neighbours. But they struggle to enter into the presence of God and to obtain his blessing, because they are looking for the gateway where it is not to be found ”.

I'm About to End My Life, and…

Tracy Leigh was a young girl when she was exposed to pornography and abused. The surrounding she grew up in brought a craving for sin. She eventually wanted to take her life. But then, a knock on the door…

Everyone who believes in him will never be disappointed.

Call on Him when you are in distress. Don't tell the wild river where to go, jump in and swim. Kim Meeder tells a few stories that will leave no eye dry.

How God taught Becky DVORAK about the spirit of death and how to defeat it.

Rare diseases, accidents, premature deaths and all kinds of mayhem are often the signs of the presence of a spirit of death. We can conquer it.

Betty DVORAK – What if you could defeat sickness by prophesying words of healing?

YEARNING - Film on the Life of Christians in China.

“They strengthened the spirit of the disciples, urging them to persevere in the faith, and saying that it is through many tribulations that we must enter the kingdom of God”. Acts 14, or when the Empire strikes back.
Advice: As with any film or movement, seek the guidance of the Spirit and stay with what is biblically founded. The commentaries are a very loose and paraphrased interpretation of Jesus' words.
See also:
Chinese Films.

Chinese student book on religions, calls Jesus a sinner and a murderer.

To what extent are we ready to compromise with the truth? In exchange for some freedom in exercising their religion and be allowed to appoint bishops in China, the Catholic Pope is expected to renew a deal with the CCP. This agreement authorizes a rather unconventional translation of a New Testament excerpt, in which, instead of saving the sinner caught in adultery, Jesus exercises judgment on the woman and stones her himself.

Testimonies of Messianic Jews.

In Israel, many believers openly express their faith in Yeshua, and even more live their faith in a discreet or hidden manner.

The Forbidden Chapter: Isaiah 53 in the Hebrew Bible.

See how deeply Israelis in the streets were moved as they came face to face with their Messiah!

Why Religion will never be a Base for Peace.

An eye opening documentary realized in a place where three “sister” religions meet.

The 3 main Reasons Jews Don't Believe In Jesus.

Amir Tsarfati's Testimony

Amir Tsarfati was born in Israel to a Jewish family. From his youth, he was in the middle of a conflict both in and outside his home. During his studies, he came in contact with messianic Jews. After he saw the movie “Jesus”, he decided to become a born again Jew. His Jewish roots now allow him to share highly regarded teaching, on Jesus in the Tanakh for instance. As a major in the army and former governor of the Jordan Valley, he has an acute insight in world events, particularly Middle East.

A renowned Jewish Scientist makes his most beautiful Discovery of all, within Judaism.
The honest and very convincing Testimony of James Tour.

The Greatest Commitment

“Callings come when we least expect them”. Jim CAVIEZEL gives his Testimony before a Catholic Youth audience, and talks on how taking the role has forever changed his life.


Coming out of the Shade

Nobody can claim to be a self made man. Denzel WASHINGTON recalls the background influence that his mother, and others who put God first, have had on his destiny.


Denzel Washington's Life Advice

Don't make ghosts of the gifts you've never used. You'll never see a U-Haul behind a hearse. If you have a dream, go for it with the help of God.


Every Knee shall Bow

Celebrities thanking GOD (and JESUS!) in their acceptance speech.


Grace For Purpose

Don’t just Believe – Act on it, Even in a Struggle!




The essential

“In the world of men, each question brings up more questions. In the world of God, each question finds its answer and every problem that arises has its solution, prepared from even before the foundation of the world.”

The beginning of wisdom is when we eventually believe all that we read in the Bible, and not just what our experiences would allow us to believe.


“Why do you look for the living among the dead?”  Luke 24

People who have found God have one thing in common: They have overcome their prejudices, to seek God in and with all their heart. God meets people who like him, are passionate.


“Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. “I will be found by you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back from captivity.” Jeremiah 29:12-13

Since “God so loved the world that he sent his one true Son so that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life”, for “while we were still sinners, Christ died for us”, it is obvious that God loves and understands all human beings much better than we could, and that he has a plan for their rescue. Jesus is invisible to the eyes, but we who believe have become the body of Christ – his arms, his heart, his voice – here on Earth.

– But what does God mean by “perishing”? We don't read the Bible and we are alive and well ! … Yes, but the question is : for how long? The Bible says that our life is a vapour on the ground. The sun rises : it is gone. But it continues elsewhere, and if we were not rooted in the Word of God but have followed horoscopes and psychics and have worshipped substitutes, we will end up in horrific moral suffering, because this is what having believed in lies leads to on an eternal scale of time.

Rather than beg God to accede our piecemeal requests, even if there is nothing wrong with that, let's understand that God has a plan and that by collaborating with our Heavenly Father, by praying and declaring the new realities, we will contribute to “His will being done on Earth as in Heaven”. An attitude that is in accordance with his Word will earn us the full attention of “the angels, those ministering spirits sent out to serve (accompany, protect) those who are about to be saved”. Hebrews 1:14, Psalm 103:20



How are Christians related to Jews and reciprocally?

“Again I ask: Did they stumble so as to fall beyond recovery? Not at all! Rather, because of their transgression, salvation has come to the Gentiles to make Israel envious. But if their transgression means riches for the world, and their loss means riches for the Gentiles, how much greater riches will their full inclusion bring!”  Paul, Jewish and Christian apostle, in his letter to the Romans 11: 11-15.

Jesus in the Torah and the Prophets — ישוע בתורה ובנביאים 

One of the prejudices introduced by religions consists in believing that the Torah and the Prophets are for the Jews, and the New Testament for the Christians. Jesus was a Jew, his Apostles were Jews, and all their teachings were based on the Scriptures of their days. Jesus pointed out that all of the Scriptures point to him and designate him as the Messiah – which the teachers of the law refused to consider, because Jesus did not have the outward appearance they expected from a chief of war. An in-depth teaching, by Amir Tsarfati.

Jesus, Man or God? 

The deity of Jesus Christ is something that has been under fire throughout the centuries. In fact, to the New Testament authors, it was one of the determining factors as to whether or not someone was holding to the truth. Does Jesus exemplify the same divine characteristics of the God we read about in the Old Testament? Is believing in the deity of Jesus necessary for one's personal salvation? Amir Tsarfati and his special guest, Dr. Seth Postell, get to the bottom of that question.

Why is the Cross a Stumbling Block for the Jews? 

While the symbol of the cross has been interpreted in various ways for thousands of years, it's the message of the cross that remains consistent regardless of one's background. Knowing this, what does it mean to carry your cross? Why is it that the Jews reject the message of the cross? Will they one day accept it? Follow Amir Tsarfati as he takes you on a tour of the history of the cross and what it means for the past, present, and future of the Jewish people.

Ethos or Ethnos: Who Are the Real Jews?

Abraham was a descendent of Sem, but so are the Ismaelites and some of the Iranians. So what does the word Jew mean? Is one Jew by the father or by the mother? Or by a conversion to a specific revelation of God? Or has the word a broader meaning? Has the Church replaced Israel and the Jews? Does the New Testament imply that Israel of that time is no longer Israel? The questions are of utmost importance and yet there is such confusion. For instance, who rejected Jesus? Was it the Jews as a people or was it the fringe of the religious caste who sat in Moses' seat? The word Jewish covers different realities depending on the context in which it is used. Join Amir Tsarfati and his guest, Dr. Golan Broshi, as they make their case biblically and historically as to the identity of the real Jews.




Prophetic Words for Today


Our help is in the name of the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 124

In these perilous times, God wants more than ever to have our attention. Mind control is invading the earth through the “regular” media. But things are not as they seem and God has another point of view that he wants to bring forward. The new millennium promises to be extraordinary. It will begin with a wedding banquet of cosmic proportions. But for us to eventually enter the promised era of prosperity and peace which will be placed under the jurisdiction of his Son, God will have to judge the corrupt systems of this world, in other words, to sweep the house. The process will shake the whole world and will leave no structure nor religion or individual belief unscathed. Times will become increasingly difficult. But do not lose heart for God is in control. He has provided and will continue to do so, for all who love him and who invest their trust in no man but in him.


Experiencing God's Faithfulness

An Evening with Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of evangelist Billy Graham.  – Lessons from Daniel's Prayers – Daniel 9: Praying God's promises back to him. What will save the land is not a political party and it is not a new president. But it is God, pouring out his Spirit on his praying people.

You've been Appointed for a Time as this – Bruce Allen.

We can see the times we live in as a threat, or we can see them as a tremendous opportunity. What makes the difference is who owns our heart.  Session II

The Days of Ezekiel – Amir Tsarfati

What are the signs of His coming? Years ago, in 2014 I believe, my mind was turned upside down by some teachings I listened to about blood moons, stars alignment, mystery of the schemitah and other mysterious harbingers. I ordered books that I never had the time to read. I was believing that the world was not going to make it for another year without a major catastrophe. This awareness had at least the benefit of shaking me in my spiritual sleep. But what is Jesus more pragmatically saying about the earthly signs preceding His coming?  
Also: 2018 Amir Tsarfati – Ezekiel 37-38-39

The Millenial Kingdom Amir Tsarfati

By far the best message I have heard on this subject. A theme which should be at the center of every Christian life.







“Yehudim ask for otot and Yevanim seek chochmah. But, we proclaim Moshiach and nivlato al haEtz”.   1 Corinthians.

The Gospel isn't just words, but it's the supernatural power of God for the salvation–body, mind and spirit–of whoever believes. When Jesus' own people get hold of the truth of the Gospel, you can expect something mind blowing and life changing !

DISCLAIMER : ISN Network offers an open tribune to many guest speakers who for probably the most part are outstanding men and women of God, with amazing stories to build our faith. However, due to the times of increasing non biblical or New Age views and values creeping into the church, please, exercise your discernment.




BEWARE OF COUNTERFEITS – New Age has come to the Church

We are the heirs of a religious unconscious rooted in Greco-Babylonian culture. This apparent piety prevents us from moving in true faith. Why the does the encounter between man and his God not take place? Man imagines that God barricades himself in the holy and in the vertuous. He therefore seeks to impress him by building cathedrals, or by celebrations and by elevating what in his own eyes is noble and worthy. … Whereas our God who is humble at heart according to the Bible, resists the proud and he simply wants to meet man in the truth of a contrite and humbled heart. These parallel trajectories, which therefore never meet, sum up the history of religions. Imagine having no contact with your parents except through intermediaries. How will you know that what those intermediaries are telling you about your parents wishes and their feelings for you, is the truth? Since immemorial times, God is like the father of this prodigal son, who sows unconditional love in order to restore the family links. But like the elder brother in this tale, the religious man satisfies in running the business without caring the least for the feelings and dreams his father has for him and for his family. Whether one is lost in rebellion or lost in religion, the result is finally the same : It is the solitude of the Father, and that of his Children.

The apostle Paul expressed his pain at seeing how his own people refused the Gospel, simply because its glory remained veiled to their eyes due to their prejudices. Paul states, in 2 Corinthians 3, that, just as in the past, the Hebrews in the wilderness refused to contemplate the glory of God who illuminated the face of Moses, believers who cling to the tradition and refuse to be baptised in the Holy Spirit, have their mind blinded by the god of this world, so that they do not see the shining of the Gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

Today we see a growing number of churches and Christian youth movements adopting a new theology supported by other spirits from the esoteric world. There again, these young people are blinded by the god of this world who manipulates them through their charismatic leaders. This is a matter of deep concern and the reason why I speak frankly about this subject.


This Has Already Started Happening.

Amir Tsarfati: Exposing the New Apostolic Reformation, with Pastor Michael Nissim.

The Bible says that the Church was built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets. Can the Church appoint new apostles and prophets today to override Jesus' apostles? What exactly is the New Apostolic Reformation and what dangers does it pose for believers? Who started it? When? Why? Does the Bible confirm this theology?
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Bethel and Bill Johnson’s Bridge to the New Age and Spiritual Fakery.

Bethel Church in Redding California has presented itself to the worldwide body of Christ as a guide for deeper and more miraculous spiritual experiences. This is the bait. But what about the truth?


How is New Age manifesting in the Church ?


OK, here comes the bad part. Everyone is beautiful, everyone is nice? You know its not that way. We have a good Jesus, a magnificent Jesus. But part of our apprenticeship is learning how to unmask the bad and the ugly. One of the most effective ways the devil has devised to ruin the lives of Christians is to counterfeit the conduct of the Spirit of God – in words, in thoughts, in dreams and even in manifestations. Awareness of this fact should be a fundamental point of the Christian doctrine. But we often prefer to ignore it, because we don't like confronting people's ideas, and sometimes from our own misconception of what unity in diversity is about. The truth however is that, whenever people want to hear nice things, the devil will take advantage of them. But God will NEVER tell us to do something that is against his principles. Therefore, if we are Christians, we should yield every decision to the Lordship of the Spirit of Christ who dwells in us. And most importantly, we must know the Bible and test every decision on the basis of the Word, the circumstances and the times, in order to be able to recognize the sabotage manoeuvres of Satan.


Lolium temulentum. This name probably doesn't tell you much if you are not a farmer or a botanist. But the common name of the plant is probably more familiar : poison darnel or rye grass. Absorbed accidentally in the bread, the mould associated with the seed produces nausea and makes the subject stagger like a drunken man, and in some cases causes death (source: Wikipedia).

Matthew 13 - The parable of the tares sown among the wheat. But what in the world is Jesus talking about?


I heard it said: “If it's in the Bible, then it is not new. And if it's really something new, then it's probably not biblical” – Let's learn how to recognize those teachers, churches, counterfeit worship and manifestations.

BETHEL CHURCH: Incorporating New Age Mysticism, Spirit Guides, Messengers, New Outpouring, Spiritual Invasion, Healing Energy, Grave Sucking and more…. (Click to read more)


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BETHEL CHURCH: Incorporating New Age Mysticism, Spirit Guides, Messengers, New Outpouring, Spiritual Invasion, Healing Energy, Grave Sucking and more….

I am not a follower of the “International Order of Heresy Hunters”. But when I saw, in a church that I attended, the weird way to say the least, in which some young people behaved after they went through the “School of the Supernatural” of Bethel Church, I knew from the Holy Spirit that a tragedy with many ramifications was unfolding in the Christian world, affecting particularly young people but not only. To see with my own eyes how Satan knew to possess these young people from my area, while making them believe that they were filled with the Holy Spirit, has saddened me and made me indignant. Claiming a Pentecost of a new kind, the movement led by charismatic personalities like Bill Johnson, Kris Valotton, Heidi Baker, Ben Fitzgerald and others, clearly assumes the contributions of the New Age and leads thousands of young Christians, mainly from stagnant evangelical circles, in the emotional web of a form of Christian esotericism. Under the guise of a “New Apostolic Reformation” based on the controversial theology of C. Peter Wagner, they mix in an almost inextricable manner, the genuine Christian concepts with others, that are clearly anti-biblical. Former students bravely denounce some of the trends and practices going on at Bethel, a mega-church located in Redding, California.

Hundreds of thousands from around the world having now embraced the NAR's teaching, the transition to apostasy affects an increasing number of churches. It is heartbreaking to have to recommend abstaining from relationships with Christians who otherwise are nice people, and with the few churches that seem to be “alive”. But Jesus gave solemn warnings in his parable of the tares – Tares: those who in his church, come from another kind of seed. “He will send his angels to gather the tares before they are burned”. We must not forget some events of the past and how a nice guy named Jim Jones, led a thousand of his followers to a tragic end. Due to this movement being supported by false theology, and because of the fake “holy spirit” that is spread from there – a really deceitful spirit –, Bethel is a dangerous cult and it puts forward another Jesus. The same disapproval also relates to the gospel of the New Apostolic Reformation movement and all that it produces : books, teachings, worship music. We definitely live in fascinating times…



• The KUNDALINI INVASION – How it Happened. Andrew Storm.

• Heidi BAKER – The drunken Delusion.

• The “False Church System” Deception.


New Trends in Music

Today we are witnessing a shift in the Christian values and a whole section of the Christian music is also drawn into an irrelevant form of expression. Not to let ourselves be taken away, let's prioritize Spirit and Truth over hype and the new trends.

NEW AGE CHRISTIANITY corrupting the Church – Hillsong, TobyMac, Bethel Music.

Cast the merchants from your temple. Our world needs good worship music, but not in the way it wants subliminal rock & roll music. Bethel and Hillsong use their music as a hook to bring people into their false theological system. The worship music that makes God happy is when you open your heart to your Heavenly Father and you become a living song, under your shower or while driving your car or doing your daily tasks or household chores – in fact, anywhere any time. This will make you happy too, and it costs you nothing!

The corrupt Music Industry


More Teachings on Deception


Another Gospel? by Alisa Childers - Book Trailer

A movement seeks to redefine Christianity. Some think that it is a much-needed progressive reformation. Others believe that it is an attack on historic Christianity. In her book “Another Gospel?”, Alisa Childers describes the intellectual journey she took over several years as she wrestled with a series of questions that struck at the core of the Christian faith. Also:  How to Spot the Danger Signs of Progressive Christianity in Your Church

• Progressive Christianity and Why it's WORSE Than Atheism, with Alisa Childers

False Spirits vs. The Holy Spirit In The Church – WATCH

Our quest for the supernatural can lead us astray. Many Christians struggle in their life with God, because they need to be set free from demonic revival spirits they got at church, in order to be filled with the genuine Holy Spirit.


• New Age Christianity in Church – Jesus Culture, Hillsong, TobyMac, Bethel Music

• Should a Church be Seeker sensitive?

• Steven BANCARZA counterfeit Christianity is sweeping across churches. A survey indicates that 61% of all practicing Christians are now involved in this counterfeit in one way or another. Former online guru Steven Bancarz, barely escaped the New Age deception that is quietly invading America. “Our culture is exchanging Truth for a lie”, he says.   Check also : What is New Age?

• Strange Fire Conference – What is happening to Christianity?

• The Roots and the Fruits of the New Apostolic Reformation

• Derek PRINCEReligious Deception. “I believe that for one person that the devil deceived by atheism, there are thousands in hell whom he deceived by religion”. A most vital message.

• Personal Testimonies – “Swept up in the “Third Wave”, there is a deep sadness in me, a sorrow over wasted years and opportunities. I get angry with myself for having been deluded and so easily led into false doctrines and practices.”

• Testimonies of people who came out of apostate churches.

• Why I left the Word of Faith movement.

• New Age, Kundalini, Yoga, & Astral Projection In The Church.

• Eric BARGER – The Most Dangerous Cult.

• Best POPE Ever leads 1.2 billions Roman Catholics to Hell, because he proclaims a False and fatal Gospel.


How the Babylonian Religion Has Continued to Our Day | Revelation 17

Many Catholics are great people, and many Mormons are sincere and committed. But are their religions consistent with the Bible? What are the facts? In this teaching, Pastor Chuck Smith looks back on the turning point that Pope Innocent III caused the church to take and on the prophecy of Revelation 17.

Pope Francis's New Book is The Catholic Reset

Dr Taylor Marshall is reading the new book by Pope Francis titled “Let us Dream.” He reads most of the prologue and focuses on the direction of Pope Francis regarding secular ideals, “creating something new”, “our new principle”, and “reimagining a new world.” How does that fit in the Catholic theology?


“Yes, my people perish for lack of knowledge, because you, the priests, have rejected knowledge.   Hosea 4:6 .

Error is a wild Grass that proliferates in the wastelands of Knowledge.

Many years ago, I heard Derek Prince say this : “Counterfeit faiths and cults grow in the soil of the decline of the church”. To be more acute, I would add that the decline of the church starts as soon as its members don't have a sound and profound personal knowledge of the Bible. Prophet Daniel had predicted, for a distant time, a religious revolution that would bring notorious changes – words that are reported in Daniel 11. Jesus echoed this prediction and he warned us that, once the gospel would have been preached into all nations, almost simultaneously, the despicable and desolate thing announced by the prophet Daniel would have “settled in the holy place”. Many agree on thinking that the future world government of the Antichrist will rule for a short time in Jerusalem and that its leader will go as far as sitting on the throne in the reconstructed temple. But on another level, and since we are now the temple of the living God : at the turn of this century, a prominent leader of the New Age movement has declared that, within 20 years, most evangelical churches would have yielded to the spirits of the New Age.

It would be naïve to think that everything that looks like Christianity is true Christianity. Nowadays, we hear a lot about “new apostles”, “spiritual mantels”, “double portions anointing”, “soaking in the presence”, “seeking the glory”, “heavenly invasion”, “portals”, “baptism of fire”, “awakening” to whatever. A misplaced thirst for the supernatural drives thousands of Christians to places where they hope to get those additional “blessings”, from men who are the waterless fountains that Peter writes about. They have an appearance of piety, but they have denied what makes its strength, that is to say : the truth, as Paul said to Timothy. Evangelical Christianity and Protestantism in general have been plagued by spiritual apathy for decades. And now that they realize that there is more, they turn away from the truth and go looking for what is missing, in the worst possible places. Both Peter and Paul warned us that false teachers would rise from amongst us and take away from from the truth, large crowds of people who don't know how to recognize their right from their left. They’ll say anything that sounds good to exploit their followers, and give the way of truth a bad name. 2 Peter 2.   As Jim Caviezel, the actor who starred in Mel Gibson's film, said: We're going through a tough time before things get better. The devil is going to screen us to find out where our weak points are. He can buy any preacher or church leader, if he pays the price. Some for 1 million, and others for 50 millions. Drawn into the quicksands of money, fame and sexual attractions, they will think they have chosen such or such path, when in reality they will have capitulated. This phenomenon is now so widespread that it is designated by a name : Seeker sensitive churches, churches where everything is done to attract people, most often to the detriment of a solid experience of conversion.


“I multiplied the experiments and I pulled out all the stops”. The sentence is not taken from the book of the wisdom of Solomon, but it could have stood there, with in conclusion his famous sentence: “There’s nothing to anything–it’s all smoke.” It rejoins the motto of the Jesuits: “The end justifies the means, always for the greater glory of God” Or even the Koranic verses which incite to lie and to kill, if that helps the progression of Islam. The central question becomes this: Is religion making believers, or is it believers that make up religion? The sense of the question is crucial, even if the question itself makes no sense. Jesus would say that the law was made for the people, and not the people for the law. What the Roman Catholics have done in the realm of the traditions by incorporating into their organization the Roman Septemviri epulonum, and by rehabilitating the worship of the mother goddess – resurgence of the Middle Eastern cults of the Queen of Heaven Isis, or Astarte, always served by the guardians of the traditions: the Baal –, a dissident branch of the Pentecostal movement Word of Faith did it at the level of the experience, by rehabilitating a Gnosticism proscribed by the apostles. You may have heard of the “Latter Rain revival”, “the Toronto Blessing”, the “Lake-land’s Revival” or the “Bethel Church's Tunnel of Fire”. For instance, under the inspiration of the spirits of New Age, Christians went to the Hindu gurus to find by them spiritual powers that are as demonstrative as they are useless. Ultimately demonic, these spiritual influxes which are a legacy of the syncretism of the hippie era comforted by some of William Branham's heresies, are totally foreign to the legacy of the Christian faith. I just got hold as May 2021 of this very sound teaching that I put here in between.


Now, this now inextricable mixture of Christian truths, and demonic heresies and spirituality, is one of the most striking characteristics of later time church. Seeds of different origins, growing together in the same field, and producing, which good grain for the granary of God, which straw destined to the fire, are precisely what Jesus tells us about in his parable of the tares. Throughout the Bible, God urges us to keep a spiritual and pure faith, pledge of our new birth as Peter says, consistent with what Christ and his apostles have transmitted to us. However, from the origins of our faith, we note a popular will, or coming from religious authorities, to amalgamate old things with new things and to enrich our faith with traditions from other cultures, supposedly to bring a complementarity, in order to confer on the dogma a certain universality – this is moreover the meaning of the word “catholic”. These amalgamations of pure Judaic traditions with Babylonian cosmogony, Egyptian rebirth, Greek pantheon and Roman church organization, are nothing else than the shenanigans of Satan to reclaim our faith. Denial of some biblical truth or addition of elements which are not acquired to us through the sacrificial death of Jesus at the cross, sums up in the denial of our faith, as Jesus warn us. There is a story in the Bible, in chapter 10 of the book of Leviticus, which illustrates this point particularly well. Two of Aaron's sons had decided to give to their worship an exotic dimension, by bringing to the altar of perfumes, a foreign fire, that is to say a fire that did not come from the altar of sacrifices. “Fire then came out of the Presence of the Lord and consumed them both, and they perished there before God” ... The severity of God's intervention will be explained by the motivation of men. Satan's hidden goal, in giving birth to a false religion, is to anticipate the coming of the Kingdom of Christ in order to somehow pull the rug out from under him. His advent will therefore not occur during the great religious awakening towards which many are working, since this world awakening, led by a coalition of the dominant religions, will in reality be the last conflagration of the religion of Satan during which the faithful believers will be persecuted by their counterparts from the New Religion. We have seen it throughout history, and we will see it again on an unprecedented scale. On the sidelines of this politico-religious conflagration, a spiritual and authentic counter-awakening whose origin is supernatural will continue to spread – a situation which once again can be illustrated by the parable of the tares and the wheat, growing together in the same field. If the inspiration will come from different sources, the manifestations will also emanate from different spirits. You will recognize them by their fruits, Jesus said. What are the fruits of the Kingdom of God? Beautiful masses or celebrations, grandiloquent words, unusual phenomena and supernatural manifestations? You know what men are after. We manage to pass for intelligent beings, until a mermaid passes before our eyes. Women may be more sensitive to reptilian vibrations and to luminescent shimmers. –“Therefore, be sober” recommend the apostles. Jesus said: “Love one another as I have loved you, for by this all will know that you are my disciples: if you have love for one another”. However, to love wrongly and through, we know how to do it. But to love as Jesus loved us by snatching us from Satan's jaws without fear of causing his own loss, that is another thing, although in reality Jesus offered us his life because no one could have taken it from him. Jesus has used the power of the Holy Spirit to save men by bringing them from the darkness of this world into his wonderful light, and he invites us to do so after him. Men are convinced that they have all the light they need, but they do not realize that their light comes from “Lucifer”, the angel whose name means that he can produce at will the light that men are seeking from him. This light is that of a firefly in the night which uses it to be recognized by its pairs, or like that of the monk-fish of the abyss which stirs this bait of light to attract its prey. This is why I refuse to be satisfied with the political correctness of a church life that would be simply natural.



The power and miracles according to Jesus do not come from this world. They are not to be sought in a particular anointing, in an atmosphere of signs and wonders, nor in electric tingling, in magnetism or in the spiritual energy of Reiki, not even in an “outpouring of liquid love” as some put it. But there is power in the Living Truth of the Word of God, and it is undoubtedly there that we have to seek what today is sorely lacking to the church. The Church has become a place of entertainment and it leads its own life in which God should not interfere. But the Truth is a person. We are not to reinvent God, but rather to invite this person to lead us and remain firmly attached to him, as the Israelites in the wilderness drank from a spiritual rock that accompanied them, and this rock was Christ says the Bible. At the difference though that the Presence is now in us. Jesus said that “If you remain in Me, and My words remain in you, ask whatever you want, and it will be done for you”. As Curry Blake says when quoting Lester Sumrall: God did not sow a son to reap servants, even “anointed” servants. In the Old Covenant, the anointing was an exceptional gift. It is now granted to any believer who receives the Holy Spirit. The problem is not to receive it, but to believe that we have received it. Curry Blake recounts that when he started teaching about the power that comes from faith in the word of Christ, he got his straps pulled up by many preachers and pastors because he dared to touch the legitimacy of their particular anointing. You see, men are still men, and even in the ministry, they want to keep their own game. Some have rights which they have acquired by their merits. But a son has rights because he is his father's son. He may not be perfect in knowledge and in stature, but he is still a son. Through the blood he shed on the cross, Jesus has fully reintegrated us into our family which is that of God. If Christ really lives in us, then we do not need to go begging in the courts of heaven to have intergenerational curses broken, or to receive a particular anointing, special power, a spiritual mantle, a baptism of fire, greater glory, gold dust, holy oil and that sort of thing produced by those who want to compartmentalize the Gospel and make it somewhat their own business. I say it bluntly: let's open our eyes to the manipulation. We are not Harry Potters in the making, and we must know who is the one causing these strange manifestations in order to divert our eyes from our essentials. That Christ is accompanied by glory, I do not want to deny it since it is also my quest. Jesus did feed thousands from the contents of a young boy's picnic box, and there were leftovers. But this bread is not the glory of God, and all who ate of it are dead. The glory of Christ is the people who are delivered and healed and who can thank heaven that the Holy Spirit has opened their eyes to the secret of eternal life. The difference between Harry Potter and Jesus is in the spirit that animates them. One is motivated by the fear of emptiness and the thirst for power, the other gives himself entirely because he is entirely given to God. Too many Christians are looking for Harry Potter-style power. But Jesus warns them that even if they should manage to work miracles, they will still be cast into “outer darkness.” The Christian life is summed up entirely in this statement by the apostle Paul to the Corinthians :  Corinthians : “Christ in you, the hope of glory”. To be complete, does Christ need an additional anointing, or to be supervised by his mother, or to have holy relics of an anointed saint in his wallet? What is God's anointing ? Is it the fact of being shaken like disjointed puppets by the “shaker spirits”, those who shake the gurus and the adepts of Bethel Church? Let’s be reasonable. Paul reminds us of where Christ derives his legitimacy when he quotes this passage: “You are not pleased with animals that have been killed or burned and given as gifts on the altar to take away sin. Then I said, ‘I have come to do what You want, O God. It is written in the Law that I would.’ ”. And Jesus said also: “As the Father sent me, I send you also”. Our obedience to his commandments is our legitimacy before God, and we do not need to be asserted by demons. If we obey what God is telling us in the Bible, we should expect the power of God to manifest. This is the key to the power that humble men of God have witnessed over and over. We live in a time when millions of seeking Christians will be carried away by the magic of who we know. To prosper, we will have to accept the education that God reserves for his sons and which consists essentially in taking power over our sinful habits, which they, can be passed on to us as a generational curse.


I have always been sensible to the beauty. But I am constantly struggling to discern true beauty from what is only artifices. In photography, to obtain an image that stands out, what it takes is not to add all you can add to it, but rather, just as for the gem cutter, it is to reveal something beautiful by removing everything that hides it. You enter a church and the many adornments lack to hide the sad reality of a complete absence of life. Oh, you might catch a glimpse of some lurking shadows ready to take hold of the lost souls. Someone once said that the decoration of a place of worship is inversely proportional to the spiritual life that takes place there. It escapes no one that sophisticated people and those who use perfume in excess are not always the cleanest. Circumcision has a symbolic value. God wants us to understand that he attaches great importance to sincerity, and that he hates the the mix of genres. The word sincerity could come from an old Italian expression which meant “without flaw hidden by wax”, an allusion to the works of art whose flaws were sometimes masked with wax. We could also talk about those who put their bodies on show but who have no life of their own. Life is in the eyes. Jesus is God's gaze on us. Adam and Eve were naked before God and they were not ashamed. The nudity in question here is not the absence of a garment, but it is the absence of a separation or guilt. Many people hide their eyes from others. And what touches us a priori in others, is the absence of dissimulation and this innocence which turn their gaze in windows on heaven and on God. Heaven is what everyone is unconsciously looking for. We came from heaven and were born naked, but in order to find our way back to heaven, we will have to clothe ourselves with light. Heaven on earth is Emmanuel: God comes to live in his temples, the temples that we are, each one for his part. John says that those who have this presence amongst them no longer need the light of the sun to illuminate them and their city.


“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”  One of the characteristics of the spirits of new age Christianity is restlessness. If we give in to a headlong rush, we will eventually fall. John the Baptist said that Jesus was coming, and that he would baptise us with the Holy Ghost and with fire. Not the fire of the inner agitation of the Kundalini of Bethel, or the thunderous rantings of the Word of Faith movement. The sacred fire of Jesus consumes in us this unhealthy agitation which binds us and prevents us from being ourselves. What sets apart Christianity from false religion is the divine peace of Jesus who comes to rest on people who have died to themselves and to this world of raging madness. It is written that before the Messiah returns, God will send Elijah to bring the hearts of the fathers back to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers. God is already raising an army of new Elijahs to confront the prophets of the false order. Their motives will remain misunderstood, for they will refuse to embrace the syncretic religion which will sweep over the world and to which all will have subscribed, thinking that it will bring peace on Earth. They will despise agitation, fear, catastrophic measures, media manipulation. Hated and put to death, they will nevertheless be the last bulwark of Truth in the face of the great politico-religious deception of the end of time. They will have learned that there is more reality and strength in a gentle whisper coming from the mouth of God than in the howls of rage and despair of a world rendered at the end of its reign. Hated and put to death, they will nevertheless be the last bulwark of Truth in the face of the big deception. As the prophet Daniel said : They will act steadfast, because they will have known God. And God will prove them right. Daniel knew what he was talking about, he who had preferred the furnace and the lion's den to comfortable compromises. Yes, we have to learn to know and grow in this Truth.


“My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father–Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.”   ”I write to you, dear children, because you know the Father. I write to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God lives in you, and you have overcome the evil one. Do not love the world or anything in the world.” 1 John 2



Amir Tsarfati: The Rise of the One World Religion

A new religion is emerging and it is spreading rapidly. Contrary to the conquests of the past, this development is taking place without war, for the time being. In fact, followers of many other belief systems quickly adopted it and incorporated it into their doctrines. It is a religion of ecumenism without judgment, of well-being, of acceptance of everyone regardless of their lifestyle. Only one group of people is excluded from this new world religion …



“Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. (…) You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them (the false spirits), because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world”. 1 John 4.

“Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look! Here is the Christ,’ or ‘There He is,’ do not go out there”. (Jesus)




why has god set rules FOR sexuality?

Everything in our world has been organized through what we call, the laws of nature, in order to reach a climax. As an intelligent being, man has even more rules to keep in order to reach his full potential. When these laws are overlooked or disrupted, we experience chaos and loss of meaning. One half of teenage marriages in America are shotgun weddings between people who are incompatible, and one half of those marriages break up within two years. Why? God made rules, not to deprive us of having pleasure, but to allow us to build a harmonious future while protecting our future marriage.

God loves the homosexuals as much as he loves the heterosexuals. Jesus never rebuked anyone for the motive that he or she was a sinner. The simple reason for this is that we are all sinners, even more those who consider themselves righteous ! But that doesn't mean that God approves all sexual behaviours. Jesus said of himself that he is the God of Abraham, and therefore the requirements he placed on us are no different than what the Scriptures have always said. What Jesus has renewed, is the spirit in which we serve God, namely : from the forgiveness of sins and the gift of the Holy Spirit. But we should be careful not to think that God is endorsing all sexual behaviours, whether happening in a straight sex or same sex context. Assuming that we would not be all equal, some would want to change the rules to allow those who feel different to express their embarrassing desires with legitimacy. Feeling different can indeed represent great suffering, and this should leave no one indifferent. Every soul should have the right to love and to be loved with peace of mind. But rather than offering an oxygen mask to those who are suffocating, shouldn't we rather restore everyone's ability to breathe ? … (Click to read more)

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Why do we see a collapse of this commitment that marriage represents and a disruption of the bisexual understanding of relationships? My answer might surprise you : It is because we have lost sight of the model marriage is based upon. Marriage has always been, by design, an earthly symbol reserved to the human race, representing our celestial union with our great immortal love, which is our God. In this process, the distance set between the missing parts, which see each other but because of their differences, find it sometimes difficult to come together and be reshaped in order to cling with one another, becomes the catalyst for great transformations – this thought should console the waiting souls. When God says: “This is why Ish will leave father and mother to cling to Isha as to become one flesh”, this reality can be transposed to the world in which we have taken shape, and from which we will have to wean ourselves at a certain moment in time in order to marry the nature of Christ. Take away the guiding paradigm, and the expression will take all imaginable forms. Why should we be faithful to a single partner for whom we would be made, if ultimately we were just evolved animals? The more evolved, the more free we should be from any bound. But rather than an evolution, our attachment proves that we are subject to a transformation, into a relational dimension. On a symbolic level, attraction for the same sex could then represent the temptation to escape this transforming quest by yielding to a narcissistic relationship.

Some make the Bible say things it does'nt say, others claim that it affirms nothing and that everything is subject to interpretation. It's not true. The Scriptures couldn't be clearer: God has set a framework for human sexuality, just like for the animals elsewhere, even if his requirements are not the same for all the beings he has created. Everyone will agree that if God asks us to align with his project, it is because he also gives us the power to direct our lives. Oysters don't have the ability to rebound and change their course, but humans can. So why make these misguided people believe that they were born attracted to the same sex, and that this bias is written into their genes? I say this with all the understanding these sensitive souls deserve, homosexuality is not in the genes, but in the spirit. It is actually a lying spirit. However, it is true that a change in an area that touches on our most inner identity may require a substantial intervention. Thousands of people can testify to the change that took place in them when they accepted Jesus as the new foundation for their lives. The Holy Spirit carries within himself the perfect model of every human being, and our true sexual identity is also imbedded into it.

And when Jesus says to the Pharisees: “Since they are no longer two but one, let no one split apart what God has joined together”, Jesus has the couple man and woman in mind, of course, but he also and above all thinks of the team that man and the Holy Spirit will form together in a sacred union that no man under fallacious pretexts should attack in the name of a certain legalism, as the Pharisees were experts in doing, and particularly with regard to Jesus.

If God hadn't forgiven me again and again, I wouldn't be allowed to mention this and I say it as an encouragement to seek a pure life : Paul warns us in chapter 5 of Galatians, not to fool ourselves by thinking that we will escape or fall through the cracks. Paul enumerates a certain number of mores, which if we persist in them, will assuredly deprive us of the enjoyment of the Kingdom of God. Now, if we are prevented from entering His Kingdom, there is only one place we can go and Jesus says it is a place of sorrows, torment and gnashing of teeth. The things that Paul lists here are politely translated into generic concepts. But in the original Greek of the Gospels, the terms are crude. Those words are porneia, akatharsia, aselgeia, eidololatreia, pharmakeia, and others that I let you discover by yourself. And in 1 Corinthians 6, Paul solemnly warns all who live in sexual disorder, and in other disorders, that if they persist, they will not inherit the Kingdom of God. All our sins are forgiven when we bring them to Jesus and nothing that we could have done is unforgivable. Even the shame that the memory of these things arouses, Jesus took it upon himself at the cross. But in return, he really asks us to stop sinning. We stop sinning when we decide to live for Jesus, and no longer just for ourselves.


The Biblical Way To Date

The Bible shows us many ways people got married. But what is the genuine way God sees marriage? Marriage will not fix your problems, so approach it the right way.

How To Know They Are The ONE

Vlad and Lana go through 13 red flags that you should look out for and avoid while cultivating a relationship. They share the difference between real love and obsessive love and answer your questions at the end.

When God Wants You With Someone This Will Definitely Happen - God's Message For You Today

When God wants you to be with someone, when that person appears, they will be eager to immerse themselves in your life. They will be willing to put themselves on the line just to show you that they love you. Like I said earlier, you must also be knowledgeable about the love of God to recognize it when you see it in the actions of another human toward you. You cannot recognize what you have not known before. Giving is a strong sign of love. Anyone God brings your way, must be a giver.

• When God DOESN'T WANT You With Someone | These Things Will Happen - Gracely Inspired


The Keys to a Successful Marriage – Skip Heitzig

Do you believe in arranged marriages? I wouldn't trust anyone including myself to find me a mate. But what if God himself is the matchmaker?
Also: The best message on the story of Isaac and Rebekah.

Genesis 24 – Jon Courson

Not only is Jon Courson a great Bible teacher, but he is also a genuine man. He teaches here on the character and the role of the Helper, the Holy Spirit. His teaching is supported by many striking illustrations from the Bible, such as the story of Isaac and Rebekah.

Love Stories : Isaac & Rebekah – Brooke Hoss

You will be moved by the approach of this beautiful story that Brooke Hoss is leading us into and by its ramifications in regard to the greatest wedding of all times.

The Story of Rebekah and Isaac – Sarah Diaz

The secret to being led into a great marriage is to allow God to build our character. A deep and meaningful teaching brought by Sarah Diaz.

Only TRUE Believers Can See The Signs

There is a flood currently sweeping across the world. The deadly wave will take away all who overlook true knowledge. Be on your guard and take action.

The Four Stages of Sexual Sin - Understanding You Need About How Union With A Partner Will Affect Your Life.

Before even considering a sexual relationship, there are things that you should know about sex and how it makes its way into your mind. These things are certainly not taught at school, and rarely in churches. Yet they are of utmost importance for they will affect your whole life. This short video is absolutely worth watching.

The Four Effects Sexual Sin has on People.

Why have mores changed to the point that people are despised and harassed when they want to preserve themselves for their future husband or wife? There is a purpose behind that harassment, and we should know everything about it.

The Best Sermon for the Younger Generations.

The Bible says that “The Lord said : It is not good that man should be alone. I will make a helpmate for him. And Adam knew his wife Eve and they became one flesh”. That word “knew” carries a sense of deep intimacy. God created marriage for three reasons: It was given to propagate the human race. It was given for climax of true love within marriage. It was given so that a man and a woman could express the unity between them, and God likens it to Christ and his church. Sex out of wedlock is sin, but sex in marriage is a blessing.

How we worship Demons through Entertainment.

Entertainment has it's origins in the worship of the ancient Greek God Dionysus. How can we safeguard ourselves and our families from the destructive influences of sexual and other sins spirits? The first step could be listening to this teaching to better discern what we invite in our life and in our home.

Discovering God has reconciled me with my Femininity.

The environment in which we evolve can rub off on us, and sometimes more than we would like, especially when as teenagers we are looking for role models. Some will force themselves into a deviant path, while others might feel a deep discomfort in it.

Carlos Catari – An ex homosexual Testimony

“I had learned this mannerism in order to fit in the gay world. One day my Mum asked me : Carlos, if you hadn't been abused as a child, would you have become gay? That question made me think…”

Amy Grant's Version of Love - Biblical Expert Responds | Tipping Point Show | Jimmy Evans

Is God picking on the homosexuals in particular in the Bible? No he is not. But he is saying that any person who lives and practices immorality, which is uncompliance to his rules for love, will not inherit his Kingdom. We are not told to just love one another, but to love God first and to love our neighbour like Christ loved us.

Don't buy the Lie that you can't Change.

The opposite of homosexuality is not heterosexuality, it is holiness. Living a holy sexual life means sometimes having no sexual life, or for a time. But it hasn't to be so. Gays and lesbians aren't born that way. Otherwise the countless testimonies of those who say that they were set free, would be lies. There is real hope. Part II

John BEVERE – How God Delivered me from Pornography.

Let's be honest : porn is now everywhere and it has one of the most powerful grip on us once we have succumbed to it. Until we understand how God sees his children who are enslaved in the lie that this is love. Then we start condemning ourselves, but we are unable to break free. All addictions have ill effects, but this addiction is particularly destructive of self confidence. This is certainly not unrelated to the epidemic of suicides that affects ministers amongst other people. Another side effect is untrustworthiness, responsible for the breaking apart of couples and families. The good news however, is that it is easy to never lust again, once we have reached the point where our motives for repentance are right.

I had Traded my Life for a Virtual Reality.

In this very honest testimony, James recounts of what has unfortunately become the common story of many young people. He became addicted to games and to Internet pornography. Until he realized that pursuing such false gods was going to make him lose his soul for all eternity.
Check also James' Channel.

No one had told me the Truth about Dating.

So many young people are hurt and affected in their lives as single or married people, because of the way relationships take place in our society. Everyone will benefit from hearing what Torben Søndergaard shares, on experiences from his own life, and what the Bible teaches about dating, sex and marriage.

How my Husband and I met.

After meeting God, meeting our partner in life will probably be our greatest event and the most decisive for the rest of our life. The two are linked together more than we may think! But how will we know that we have met the right person? Well, each story is peculiar, but keeping priorities is essential not to be mislead. In a nutshell: Stop looking for a partner to fill the gap, and look for God. He is the Architect and the matchmaker.

Pastor survived his mother’s attempt to abort him and urges women to choose life.

I share all of this because so many women are told today that, if they are pregnant and their child is unwanted, they should just have an abortion. I am living proof that this is not the answer. There are many ways to let that child live. Even if you don’t want the baby, someone else does, and God has a plan for that child. Jack Hibbs.


Simple Wisdom

11 Types Of MEN That Will Ruin Your Life

It's important to trust your instincts and prioritize your own well-being in any relationship. We will show the signs of a toxic relationship and just general dating advice on men you should never date. If you are looking for dating advice, this is a perfect video for you as you will learn behaviors that can destroy relationships, so be sure to watch so you can avoid these relationship conflicts.

10 Types Of WOMEN That Will Ruin Your Life

if you want some dating advice on the type of women you should not date, this video is for you. We will be covering dating red flags that are commonly seen in toxic relationships with toxic women. These are some of the most common modern dating mistakes people make, so be sure that you date a person who is not only truthful and also respectful of your boundaries.



How to acquire the spiritual tools applicable to health problems and to many other problems.


Coronavirus, locusts, hail, storms, droughts, fires, earthquakes, tsunamis…

and other Midianites…


“Here on earth, you will have many trials and sorrows; but cheer up, for I have overcome the world.”   John 16:33


This world's system happens to be a counterfeit of the world originally designed by God.

Healing is not a reward. It is not a rare privilege as some religious currents would have us believe. It is available to everyone, but it remains the stake of a spiritual combat. In order to know how to implement healing, we must gain an understanding of the conflictual context in which we live to understand the detestable place disease occupies therein.


“We realize that we are from God, while the whole world is controlled and harassed by the Evil One.”   1 John 5:19


Lessons from the Book of Enoch

Perhaps because of censorship or not to anger the authorities with the Bible, the Book of Enoch was removed from our Bible centuries ago. Yet, this book is about the Messiah. Jesus himself quotes it and the apostles mention it in their writings. Enoch prophesied very important matters for our time, including the fate of the spirits that control our world, and the liberating role of the Messiah. Allow me here this short personal interpretation inspired by parts of its contents …

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“It happened that Semiâzâ, the devil, and his henchmen – they are about two dozens mentioned by their names –, held this discussion : “We had succeeded in taking over the place that God created for his sons. However, it is now undeniable that by having had this crazy idea of ​giving to men the possibility of inviting him to dwell in them by his Holy Spirit, God played a very bad trick on us since henceforth, men are now potentially very superior to us. What are we going to do now not to be subjugated by them and to preserve our supremacy on the world? ” So, one of the spirits who were there suggested: “We should just make sure that they don't need to find out who they are! To do that, let's establish a structure which is in all points similar to that which God wishes to put in place to bring them to emancipation, but a system that we will keep under control and which will serve our interests ”. The devil said : “This is a great idea that I should have had myself ! We will continue to politicize the world and we will ensure that this reality which is so dreadful to us, never goes beyond the framework of a religion. We will slip into their cosmogony under false identities and become their pantheon. We can then castrate them spiritually and make them lose what remains of their authority, while ourselves will become stronger through their worship. Let's continue to assist men as we have done so far, so that they see us as their indispensable allies. Let's take advantage of God's righteousness and equitable character in the liberty he has given them : So long as they swear allegiance to us, God will not authorize himself to wipe us from the scene, and we will remain the masters of their world. Let's give them the technological means to control their universe so they don't need to exercise faith. Instead of self-healing, they can cure themselves with chemicals, medical acts and placebos. They will attain the beauty they are after with all sorts of artifices. They have to think they're smart : let's give them a culture. Let them think that the values they defend are those that God has established, by imparting to them traditions. To control them through the economy, we will force them to get everything for money. Let's overwhelm them with work and entertain their free time : They must not have time to think. They must believe that their security is their responsibility, and that peace is synonymous with violence – we will help them refine the art of war. They have to suffer, enough so that they need God, and then we can hammer home that we are God and that their lives are in our hands. Overwhelmed, they will soon regard this Gospel as a torment and the disciples of Christ as a threat to their peace. In last resort, we will bring forward our own Messiah to prolong our reign on Earth. If we succeed, their Messiah will only have to stay where he is, and our existence will not be threatened”.   (Unpublished lessons from the Book of Enoch, and the New Testament).




What attitude should we have towards disease and contagion?


“Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. Luke 12:32

“I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves”. Mat 10:16

“I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you”. Luke 10:19



Lessons from Easter for the Times of Confinement.

Rabbits, eggs, firs or pumpkins – they will not save us. Prophet and rabbi Jonathan Cahn brings back to our minds some of the true life saving values that are embedded in our faith.

How to handle the fear of the coronavirus ? Declare Yourself Healed.

Cast all your cares upon Him, for He cares for You, says Peter. He bore our sicknesses at the cross, so that by his stripes we were healed, says Isaiah. Powerful healing prayer by Cindy TRIMM.

Be healed in Jesus name, by this prayer.

Jesus has paid a high price for us to be made perfectly healed and whole. Prayer by Pastor Curry Blake.



“If you falter in a time of trouble, how small is your strength!”  Prov. 24:10


Fear is a magnet that attracts all kinds of ailments and diseases, because fear involves punishment and therefore, a bad conscience. Jesus delivers us from all condemnation, and his Spirit casts out all fear. Full faith placed in God acts as a protective shield that prevents many forms of evil from affecting us, and as a lever capable of reversing situations.

Two Wolves — Feed your faith, not your fear.




Curry Blake addresses the coronavirus menace by exposing some of the scriptural bases, for relying on God for spiritual protection. And most importantly, he explains how spiritual protection works, and how we can apply it to our lives. A very relevant message.

• “No Plague” Part 1  —  “No Plague” Part 2
• Your Spiritual Immune System – The Three Levels of Protection
• Ephesians 6 – Our Weapons against COVID19 - March 29 Update

“The message they heard was of no value to them, because they did not share the faith of those who obeyed”.  Hebrews 4:2

How to ad Faith to the Word preached?

Want to be protected? Stop allowing your mindset to be shaped by watching the news. Hispanic Christians renamed the Coronavirus: Caidovirus. Even crowned, he is overcome by Christ. Come out of fear and have a sense of humour. Our main enemy is not a virus, but spiritual wickedness in high places. Message of April 5.


“You who are strong, may your freedom not be for your weaker brother, an opportunity to fall” 1 Cor. 8

Love is patient and it does not presume. Faith in divine protection does not exempt us from keeping the rules issued by the authorities in matters of prevention and from having a civic behaviour. If you don't care, don't blame your preacher.



The expression “Peur bleue” (blue fear) was used by doctors in the 19th century, to describe the condition of some patients. They had noticed that people who where experiencing anguish or who were panicking, had a cyanic complexion due to poor oxygenation. But some will trace the expression back to the Middle Ages, when the plague spread across Europe. The grey complexion of people who had the disease would be at the origin of the expression. The populations were seized with a “blue fear” at the approach of the “black death”, the great grim reaper who has neither judgment nor moods. Many doctors today, know that fear predisposes us to get the sickness we dread – it could be cancer, or it could be a bad flu. The somatization of mental disorders or weaknesses, is a recognized medical fact. Job, in another era, said : “What I dread is exactly what I get !” Fortune tellers make a business out of this principle. However, medicine is not drawing the appropriate lessons from this teaching, mostly because, in that discipline, financial interests mingle in with reason. Fear has been shown to weaken our immune defences. Our organs start to malfunction. One can even die of fear, by anticipating a great danger. This is something we are seeing more and more in these times of a pandemic. …

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Such person continues to fight and even to smile, albeit she feels attacked in her health. But to find out, this person is offered to take the COVID-19 test. Then she is told with a serious tone of voice that the test is positive. And since she has been informed previously that, due to her age or her condition, she is in the category of those that will likely die from the virus, you see that person instantly change colour and collapse. From there, a flick will send her in the other world. What has happened in the invisible is that, in the absence of a true faith in a living God, present inside her and who protects her, – or by a faith misplaced, in man, in religion or medicine –, that person has yielded to a spirit of fear. Then, sickness, which in many instances is also a spirit and a thief, broke in and took hold of the house, so to say. Demons “work” in teams of three or more: These two then invited a spirit of death to join in their gruesome party, and they completely overcame that person and killed her. Everything was worked out on a suggestive level, and succeeded because the person knew of no other alternative than to undergo the tyranny.

Like all demonic spirits, fear is a liar. It drives us to make poor decisions, decisions that will pre-empt us. In the book of Revelation, we read that, when they will be afflicted with the plagues, instead of welcoming God who comes to their rescue, men will raise their fists against him and curse him. They will be like wild dogs caught in a snare, who attacks anyone tries to set them free. That's why the Bible tells us not to fear, if not God alone. But if, instead of putting our faith in the news, which by definition are bad – the roaring and tossing of the sea as the Bible puts it –, we place it in the things that God promises us in the Bible, then, a thousand could fall by our side, we will remain standing! This is what God promises in the psalm quoted below. We cannot always prevent a bird from landing on our branches, but we can certainly prevent it from nesting there. Paul was bitten by a viper which hung on his hand, but after shaking it in the fire, he acted as if nothing had happened and felt no harm at all. Why? Because instead of expecting that he would feel bad and swell, he relied on the word of Christ who affirms that nothing can harm us. Just because we have a few symptoms doesn't mean we have to get sick, let alone die. And it is not because our healing is not instantaneous that we must stop believing in it! “Faith is a firm assurance of the things we hope for, a demonstration of those we do not see”. Hebrews 11. After his disgrace, Cain was irritated and he was very dejected. God had said to him: “Certainly, if you do what is right, you will lift up your head. But if you refuse to do what is right, then watch out! Sin is crouching at the door, eager to control you. But you must subdue it and be its master”. Cain nevertheless gave way to jealousy and he became a murderer. Once banished, he knew that, far from the face of God, he would himself become a prey. But God told him that if someone killed him, he would be avenged seven times, and he put a sign over him so that whoever met him would not kill him (Genesis 4). As humans, we have at least two levels of spiritual protection. One is acquired, like our immune system. Now, inspired from pastor Curry Blake's teachings, there is another spiritual immune system, much more effective, that must be exercised by our will: “subdue the spirit of sin and its schemes”. Take for instance : vaccines. You will never be fully protected by vaccines, because germs change shape all the time. And with the vaccination, you are injected with other things that will eventually kill you, but usually too slowly for you to realize it. Vaccines are nothing more than a diluted form of death. But if you develop your spiritual immune system, the abundance of life will protected you for almost everything, including poison. By analogy, in intensive care units, they have those special hyper-bar cells, where no germs can enter with the air. If we remain filled with the Holy Spirit and in faith, there is no space for any demon, which usually work out the sickness, to slip in us, and if he was there he will soon regret it. So how do we remain filled? By filling ourselves with life, which is the word of God, and by having faith in it as in God himself.

For the good news, in all these things, is that the process that allows fear to dominate us, also works the other way around ! Faith and heartfelt attachment to the Father's promises protect us and strengthen us. They make us invisible. When an enemy approaches, he sees a protective wall, and then he sees God and flees. Cornered at the Red Sea, the Israelites saw the waters share in two to let them pass through, and then swallow those who had thrown their children into the Nile. To a man who had just been told that his daughter had been taken away by death, Jesus said: “Don’t be afraid; just believe.” Then he spoke to the lifeless body, commanded it to get up, and returned a girl in perfect health to her parents. Pastor Curry Blake relates the case of preacher J.G. Lake, a famous Jesus healer who in the 1930s, volunteered with his team to evacuate the dead bodies from an epidemic that was ravaging South Africa. Dumbfounded, the doctors saw under the microscope that the samples of infected fluids that came in contact with their skin were neutralized. Jesus wasn't afraid to touch the lepers. But leprosy had reasons to be afraid. Where did this strange power come from? In Romans 8, Paul says that “the power of the Spirit who gives us life in union with Jesus Christ has set us free from the power of sin and death.” Now, this domination of the Spirit is exercised over sickness and death. Please understand that it is not denying the disease that will cure us, but it is appealing to a higher law. Faith calls into existence things that are not as if they were, says Paul in Romans 4:17. To declare our healing is to withdraw from a provision God has already placed on our heavenly bank account. And this is an understanding that will be most essential in the times to come.

Jesus warned us that there would be rumours of wars, earthquakes and epidemics. “Don't be alarmed, because these things have to happen,” he said. In other words, we should consider these events as the birth pangs of a new humanity. If a Pharaoh who had not known Joseph, resisted beyond all good sense Moses' request to let his people go, then the advent of the reign of God on earth will not come without meeting strong resistance either. That's why, when facing the terrors that his enemies will spread in an increasing manner in order to strengthen their control over the peoples of the earth, we must not be discouraged. God invites us to step in his camp, which we do by making sure that we get rid of our idols and other substitutes for Him and by identifying with his beloved son. A shaking is coming. “The Lord is king! He is robed in majesty. Indeed, the Lord is robed in majesty and armed with strength. The world stands firm and cannot be shaken”. Psalm 93. But because wickedness now prevails, anything that can be shaken will have to be shaken. Over the next few years or decades, we will experience upheavals, which is an understatement. Medicine will have to face a race which seems already lost. The political and societal context will become explosive. There will be famine. But we will contain those problems and survive, if we take hold of the spiritual weapons that God has prepared to keep us safe. Many are rightly concerned that the ordeal we are going through at the moment is just a taste of what lies ahead. Our new prophets are scientists. They watch the changes that occurr everywhere and sound the alarm, but nobody listens. It is with good reason that Jesus compares us to sheep. For as long as we will have something to graze on, we will look nowhere else. Yet Jesus tries to teach us that there are other sources of food. “My food is to do the will of the one who sent me”. “Man will not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes out of the mouth of God.” One day, Jesus was hungry. He came by a fig tree whose foliage was magnificent and promising, but he found no fruit. To his disciples' amazement, he then cursed that fig tree. The next day, his disciples saw that it had dried from the root. Religion without fruits is condemned. “The axe is already laid at the root. Any tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.” The disciples were puzzled at this sign. “I tell you, if you had faith like a mustard seed, you would say to this mountain: move from here to there, and it would obey you”. From here comes the saying: “Faith that moves mountains”.

Jesus said solemnly in three of the Gospels (Matthew 24, Mark 13, Luke 21), that when the signs of his coming will start to appear, all of his prophecies about the end of a political world and the beginning of the millennium of peace, will finalize over the course of a single generation. According to scholars, the sign of the re-greening fig tree was acomplished at the proclamation of independence of the State of Israel, in 1948. How many years does a generation encompass? Eighty years, ninety years? Do the math. If we do not adopt a long-term vision, we will go from disappointment to disappointment and risk being swept away. Does this mean that we should stop living and just hold on our breath? On the contrary. But we must live as a prophetic people, each at our level. What Jesus wants, is for us to raise our heads until our deliverance comes, because the period of history we are entering will be the exciting outcome of millennia of an extraordinary human adventure, the glorious end of a film whose story had a rather bad start, before the shooting of the next episode and the rebounding of the story in exciting new adventures. Do we want to be co-creators of the new world? The ultimate truth, that which we must cling onto now, is that, if we are hidden in Jesus, then for us, death has been swallowed up in Christ's victory and we no longer have to worry about it. Fear comes from evidences that, we believe, cannot be changed. In a war, what can you do to submit people for whom death represents at most, a promotion? Within the religions circulate all kinds of whimsical myths about what awaits us after death. But what Jesus promises us, is holiness. This holiness is the dimension in which man exists as an immortal being. Death temporarily deprives us of our body, which is our mean of interacting with this material world, but it has no influence on our true person which continues to exist. And Jesus promises us the resurrection in a glorious body – a true metamorphosis. The war we are undergoing now is first and foremost a psychological war whose weapons are truths and lies. The victory stands on a spiritual level and must be reached with spiritual weapons. “Don’t be afraid of those who want to kill your body; they cannot touch your soul. But Fear only God, who holds your eternal destiny in his hand”. “Whoever believes in me lives forever, even if he dies”.

But before we reach that place, we have an important mission to fulfil. In Isaiah 41:10, God says: “You are my servant, I have chosen you and have not rejected you. So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” In Psalm 91, a psalm that tradition attributes to Moses, God promises protection and peace in the most difficult circumstances. This psalm, which I will quote here before going on, is the “quintessential” antidote to the fuzzy threats and it is could be useful to memorize it. For when I hear that almost a thousand Italians and Spaniards died from the Coronavirus in one day, it makes me extremely sad. They didn't have to die. They died however because they did not know that God has made a supernatural healing solution available to us – no one had told them, not even the Pope ! In their distress, they put their hopes in other men, in the powerless rites of their religion or in the protection of their tutelary gods. Or more pragmatically, in the medical care system, which is also a form of religion. This must be said, so that others can escape, despite the pain and the sorrow which are at the heart of all these tragic situations. Our mind and our strength, are made up of the information to which we subscribe. This may be the right time to turn off the television set, and to tune up onto God.


“Do not learn the ways of the nations or be terrified by signs in the heavens, though the nations are terrified by them. For the practices of the peoples are worthless; they cut a tree out of the forest, and a craftsman shapes it with his chisel. They adorn it with silver and gold; they fasten it with hammer and nails so it will not totter. Like a scarecrow in a cucumber field, their idols cannot speak; they must be carried because they cannot walk. Do not fear them; they can do no harm nor can they do any good.”     Jeremiah 10.



Psalm 91

Whoever dwells under the shelter of the Most High (Elyon) rests in the shade of the Almighty (Shaddai).
2 I said to the Lord (YHVH Adonaï), my refuge and my stronghold, my God (Elohim) in whom I trust.
3 For it is he who delivers you from the net of the bird-catcher, from the plague and its ravages.
4 He will cover you with his feathers, and you will find refuge under his wings. His loyalty is a shield and a breastplate.
5 You shall not fear the terrors of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 Neither the plague that walks in darkness, Nor the contagion that strikes in the middle of the day.
7 Let a thousand fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand, you will not be hit;
8 Only with your eyes will you look, and you will see the retribution of the wicked.
9 For you are my dwelling place, O Lord ! You make the Most High your refuge.
10 No misfortune will happen to you, No plague will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels to keep you in all your ways;
12 They will carry you on your hands, lest your foot strike a stone.
13 You will tread on the lion and on the asp; you will tread on the lion cub and the dragon.
14 Since he loves me, I will deliver him; I will protect him, since he knows my name.
15 He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in distress, I will deliver him and I will glorify him.
16 I will satisfy him with a long life, and I will show him my salvation (Yeshuw'ah, Yeshua w).




How can we place ourselves under divine protection?

“Stay in the shelter of the Most High and rest in his shade”, suggests this psalm. Let's be clear: What we are going through right now is not an apocalyptic plague, not yet. Mad scientists seem to have played with fire, and corruption at many levels has done the rest. These trials are nevertheless allowed by a loving father who wants to draw the attention of his children. Sometimes, a lioness will bring back a living animal to her cubs to teach them to use their weaponry. God does not want us to suffer these things as punishment, but He wants us to turn them into opportunities to show him what we can do. “Out of the eater comes something to eat. Out of the strong comes something sweet” said enigmatically Samson. “When a lion or a bear came and took a sheep from my father's flock, I ran after him, I struck him, and I tore the sheep from its mouth. If he stood against me, I would grab him by the throat, hit him, and kill him.” David got his start in dealing with a few foxes as a kid, and later with bears, and even lions, before tackling his Goliath and the enemy armies of the Kingdom of Israel. We are warriors. God did not put us on this earth to provide food for microscopic viruses. Someone told me that surprisingly, it is not the people of the favelas that are the most affected by the virus. This only half surprises me, because people who live in a precarious situation have learned to fight in order to survive. Illness is a spiritual enemy and those who over-trust readily available medical care have often lost their own ability to fight. They even tend to welcome sickness as a normal thing of life or as part of the ageing process, which makes the business of an entire industry. We must forbid sickness to approach us, or our house and our loved ones, and the name of Jesus and the power of his blood give us that authority.  … (Click to read more)

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Our weapons are not carnal (medical), says Paul, but they are mighty because they appeal onto God. Leave to our governments, repression, confinement, drugs and vaccines. In regard to what is available to us, these things are inadequate. Instead, God invites us to stand on a higher level of spiritual authority. By seeking first the reign of God and his justice, we can stand on faith and experience a peace which is the tangible sign of his sovereign presence. It is the opposite of this paralysing fear which the world undergoes and to which one reacts by a feverish agitation. Imagine rather: this supreme being, immensely powerful, who stands between us and the evil that could reach us – and even: who wants to hide us in his “feathers”. Well, in the new reality that Jesus has brought to us, God is virtually in each one of us. (This was written at the beginning of the pandemic, and today as June 2021, I want to point the example of the State of South Dakota. These people chose to rely on God, and by resisting the power grab and empowering people, they kept COVID low and avoided the post COVID crisis).

“Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing. Look, your house is left to you desolate. I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’” Luke 13:33-35

When he is out of his vehicle, he runs big risks. But when a bush photographer is driving his convertible Land-Rover, he makes one with his vehicle for the lion who watches it, even if I shudder when I realize that it would only take a small jump for the lion to extract a treat from its metal box… Lions don't have that perspicacity and the few who broke the rule have been shot. When an eaglet is hidden in the eagle's feathers, it makes one with the eagle and it has nothing to fear. Since he loves me, I will deliver him; I will protect him, since he knows my name.” For some it may be the right time to take this first decisive step towards He who holds out his arms to them. In these hectic times, let's show our gratitude by trusting us in him and by entrusting our loved ones to him. John says in his epistle that “Perfect love banished fear from our hearts. People have fear when they are afraid of being punished”. Moses knew that a pure conscience makes us strong, and that it acts as an invisible shield. When we love God and walk with him every day, we don't hold to sin. Conversely, the less we know God and the more we are inclined to go drink from other sources and to travel with companions who will distance us from his presence.

Hear me, my people, and I will warn you – if you would only listen to me, Israel! You shall have no foreign god among you; you shall not worship any god other than me. I am the Lord your God, who brought you up out of Egypt. Open wide your mouth and I will fill it. “But my people would not listen to me; Israel would not submit to me. So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. “If my people would only listen to me, if Israel would only follow my ways, how quickly I would subdue their enemies and turn my hand against their foes! Those who hate the Lord would cringe before him, and their punishment would last forever. But you would be fed with the finest of wheat; with honey from the rock I would satisfy you.” Psalm 81. How does one come to this morbid contemplation kind of worship which characterizes religion in its generic form? The result of the veneration of helpless idols is spiritual castration. Any concept or person in which we place our hopes, which disengages us from taking responsibilities and action, is a dumb idol. Please read also my excerpt on the need for a new birth.

The gods of the Egyptians and their Queen of Heaven were not enough to save them from the plagues, since it is in reality their worship which caused them the plagues. Remember : Pharaoh had forced the Israelites to offer their male toddlers to Sobek, their crocodile god, in order to prevent the Hebrews from outnumbering them. They were also enslaved to build stupid pyramids and temples to Osiris, the god who invented religion. Where have the Egyptians and their gods moved today? Ezekiel prophesied, “I will make the land of Egypt desolate among the desolate countries, and its cities shall be deserted among the cities that were desolate. For forty years. I will spread the Egyptians among the nations, I will disperse them in various countries”. As the Jews were dispersed throughout the world to spread the knowledge of the One true God, so were the Egyptians to learn about the One true God. And today, they live among us with their culture and their values, and also those very cults which brought God's punishment to their world. The Egyptians are those who build our world but do not bow their knee before the Christ of God who redeemed us with his blood. We see them everywhere. They can be our father or our mother, even our husband or wife. We were also all of them in the past, as Paul is reminding the Ephesians. God warns us innumerable times in the Bible of what will happen if we take liberties by tolerating in our hearts or in our houses, “high places” of pagan worship. As a by-product of civilization and a religious heritage, high places are in rampant in our culture. Those idols are raised by the devil in order to weaken us, because their veneration can only provoke the jealousy of God. By turning his eyes away, God will leave us at the reach of the curse. “Be completely faithful to the Lord”. Deut 18:13. Either our heart belongs to him entirely, or He is not our Lord at all. It is with great jealousy that God loves us and it is by means of a precious blood that he has redeemed us. “Why do you call me Lord, Lord, and don't do what I tell you?” Here is what Jesus' mother has advised us : “Do everything Jesus tells you”. Even a Pharaoh, a father of the Egyptians, said to them: “Go to Joseph and do what he tells you”. Joseph was a type of Christ, and because they knew to recognize that his wisdom came from a God that was superior to theirs, all the Egyptians were spared the famine that hit the world of the time. But then the problem was that God's people had placed themselves in Pharaoh's shadow. Many years later, God sent Moses to guide his people out of the trap of slavery for food safety. But an alliance had to be established first. The Israelites had to sacrifice a lamb and to sprinkle the lintels of their houses with its blood. This sign would keep the angel of death at a distance when he would bring judgement to Egypt.

Why is this virus so dangerous for our seniors? Our elders represent the heritage, the bulwark of wisdom in front of decaying values, and as such, they are the primary target for the Spirits of Chaos. These spirits have found a weak, point because the elders are held responsible for passing unjust laws, such as those who promote abortion. There is always a return in a law of sowing and reaping. The Egyptians had forced the Israelites to kill their baby boys by throwing them into the Nile, as sacrifices to the crocodile god. But baby Moses escaped. When he understood that a contender to his rulership was born in the land, Herod killed the baby boys of the Israelites, but baby Jesus escaped. How many unborn servants of Jesus were amongst those millions of aborted babies? … All the first-borns of the Egyptians died that night, young and old, but the first-borns of the Israelites were protected. Not by vaccines, but by the blood of a lamb. Our elders don't have to die however. God sacrificed his only Son – his first-born – in our behalf. His blood, if we accept the covenant he offers us, covers our faults and becomes the safe conduct which gives us access to God and to life, with the freedom to live before him for many long years and to serve him without fear, as we are reminded of in this psalm 91. Therefore, there should not be a premature death of his saints. And I will also say that if you had an abortion, yes you received a death mark as you probably know. But there is full forgiveness and there is also healing in the Lamb. You must bring your burden to Jesus and ask Him to heal you. He is the healer of all our sins. There is nothing that he did not take upon himself at the cross, but we must believe.

The Israelites however were not to be satisfied with the sign. After roasting it in the fire, they were ordered to eat this lamb with bitter herbs before daybreak, without leaving anything from it. “You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies”. Psalm 23. It must be remembered that they were treated as slaves by those who used them to build the shrines of their religion. This unique meal was going to empower them to stand and to cross the Red Sea, and walk towards their promised land. If you have seen Mel Gibson's film, you have had a foretaste of the sufferings that Jesus endured – the worst one can imagine –, so that they would be spared to us. He thus took upon himself all the curses that were intended for us, as foretold in Isaiah 53. We were slaves to sin, but he redeemed us. Jesus has made us know Immanuel : God, with us and in us. “It is no longer I who live, it is Christ who lives in me” said the apostle Paul. “If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied”, he said also. Yes, true Christianity means serving God with sometimes a tinge of bitterness because of the things we will let by, but always with great joy in perspective. Someone said: “It's to exchange that which we cannot keep for that which we cannot lose”. Sounds like a fair enough deal to me. The Lord's Supper represents all this, and much more. Paul told the Romans that if they were to identify through their baptism with the death of Jesus, it was so that their lives would from now on reflect his resurrection.

The word which was at the beginning of the creation became flesh and it lived among us, separating the light from the darkness, “treadi