Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 490 - 2008 04 19 South Wartzor
Found some Sand Dollars on the beach in San Diego once.
I don't see how anything this beautiful could be the result of an explosion (BIG BANG). I blew up lots of stuff when I lived Down Under as a kid, nothing looks pretty after a blast :-) I think God was having a lot of fun when He made all these beautiful things.
Since I have met God personally, there's no way that I can doubt Him. But still even if I didn't know Him, I would personally have to agree that this is intelligent design.
Sand Dollar © Benjamin Antell, San Diego.
PS. Here's a simple prayer for you, in case you aren't used to praying, and you want Eternal life...it REALLY is this simple!!!
Dear Lord Jesus,
Come into my heart. Forgive me of my sin. Set me free. Jesus, thank You that You died for me. I believe that God raised You from the dead. Fill me with the Holy Spirit, the peace of God, and the joy of the Lord. Help me to forgive those who have hurt me! Give me a passion to reach the lost, a hunger for the things of God, and a holy boldness to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I'm saved. I'm born-again. I'm forgiven and I'm on my way to Heaven because I have Jesus in my heart.
Thank You Jesus!
If you said the prayer from your heart, Jesus has saved you! Look for an alive church, so that you have fellowship, nobody makes it on their own (I tried).
Speaking in tongues
Most of us who are baptized in the Holy Spirit speak in "tongues", languages that we don't know. Sometimes they are ordinary languages and at other times Heavenly ones. I've noticed that my languages vary, sometimes I understand a word here and there, and at other times I understand the content of the prayer. Other times I just feel stupid, but God works through the prayers.
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To those who don't know the Lord Jesus, King of Kings.
The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are ONE. Nobody understands it, but it doesn't matter, that's just the way it is. Jesus is the only door to God. The Holy Spirit is our helper, who guides us on Earth, as we pray to God in Jesus name for guidance.
When Jesus died for our sins, we became His heirs. So we stand to inherit everything from Jesus. Through Him we inherit he Kingdom of God. One for all and all for one, sound familiar?
about the devil and his helpers.
...satan is not omnipresent, so he can't be everywhere at once. This must be a major bummer to him, since he has to rely on all sorts of demons (not all of them are that bright).
Demons and evil spirits (fallen angels) of all kinds, can make us do all sorts of things that we don't really want to do. Mostly they will entice us to do things that God doesn't want us to do, like going to fortune tellers, magicians off all sorts, to read horoscopes, have sex outside the marriage, and everything that has to do with the occult is from the devil, even healing by crystals etc. satan can heal people also, and he does so when is serves his purpose. To be healed by the evil one is a curse.
New age religions have nothing to do with God.
They draw their powers from the darkness. Some evil spirits call themselves good spirits, I've even heard of evil spirits calling themselves the Holy Spirit. They will say just about anything in hopes of ruining our lives.
I never listen to the evil spirits as they start to talk sometimes before I throw them out in Jesus name. I remember one saying in a trebly voice (like a Shell commercial) "we are powerful"...I just told him to shut up in Jesus name and leave, now! And just like my Mazda Sport they whoomed it out of there.
Some evil spirits work through self professed satan worshipers like, Marilyn Manson, Kiss, John 5, Sammy Davis Jr. Metallica and others. Some of these guys are proud because they "think" that satan knows them. That's why I don't listen to their music, because it is Anti Christ = against God. satan hates them as well as all others, he only loves himself.
The members of these bands that I mentioned, will burn in the Sea of Fire, after Hell with their master satan, like rubbish on Judgment day, unless they receive Christ of course. Jesus is ready to reveal Himself and to save them at any given time, if they turn to Him instead. Isn't that an amazing love?
I love God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit, they mean everything to me.
Never before have I met so much compassion in my life. I owe my life to God, if He hadn't answered my prayers and revealed himself to me, I'd be dead like a door nail today.
John Wayne and one of his daughters gave their lives to Christ in the hospital just before he passed away! I heard one of his daughter's tell the story at the Crystal Cathedral once (I have it on a VHS). I used to watch his movies as a kid, I dunno why but I really liked that dude, it's going to be a blast meeting him in the next life :-)
Check out god.tv
The King James Version (not the New one) is a better translation, but NIV is easier to understand...
New International Version (NIV)
Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 489 - 2008 04 14 South Wartzor
Even I thought that Buddhist monks were peaceful :-)
Photo © Benjamin Antell 2008
You hear is so often that after a while you believe it. That's how it is with lies, tell them often enough and people will believe you. The monks on TV were at each other like cats and dogs, fists flying and blood gushing. But then again there was an incident in another country that I wrote about earlier, where monks beat each other with fire distinguishers.
How come people look up to Dalai Llama? I've never ever heard him say anything intelligent. He is a religious man who does not believe in God. Here in Europe, people think that Buddhist believe in God, they know nothing about Eastern religions. Most people think that people from all religions pray to the same God, they don't even know that God is never even mentioned in some religions.
Europe is becoming like the dark ages when it comes to faith and Christianity. Many say that they are Christians, even though they don't know who the Holy Spirit is! Without the Holy Spirit in your life, you are living in spiritual darkness. He is a true person, and His mission is to teach and guide us until Jesus returns for the third time.
Old Town, Stockholm © Benjamin Antell 2008
Want to hear something really CRAZY?
I know this might be hard to believe, but the Finnish State Church had a meeting where they blessed dogs! Dogs today turkeys tomorrow??? That's what happens when religion takes over and the Holy Spirit is uninvited. Blind priests messing around with witchcraft in the State Lutheran Church of Finland. I am glad that I've never been a member of the church. Still I feel ashamed (as a Christian) that they have taken the Lord's name in vain and turned my Father's house into a Lunatic Asylum.
Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 489 - 2008 04 02 South Wartzor
Isn't it weird how violent some people actually are?
Here's a video that tells a story of terrorism from two sides in 2008.
In the West we consider men who beat women to be cowards and sick perverts, in the East it's a natural thing to treat women as cattle. I could never respect a man who beats women or children, they are the lowest of cowards.
Women's Rights in Islam: Wife Beating
I think it's very sad that most people in the West are totally oblivious to the violence inherited in Islam. I am also sorry for all the innocent women who are beaten (some even to death) by their muslim men. It is very common in the East, and the reason for it is the Koran written by a man who claimed himself to be the prophet...
Women's Rights in Islam: Married at the Age of 12.
Camelia Sadat, Daughter of Late Egyptian President, Tells of Marriage at the Age of 12 to an Abusive Husband
The Truth About Muhammad: Quran is a Fraud! About Mohamman the "prophet" justifying his acts... By the author Robert Spencer.
Afghan women suffer of domestic violence
Afghanistan women try to commit suicide...
Good News :-)
Al Jazeera: 6 million muslims accept Christianity per year!
Here's a funny but crazy sketch ...
Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 488 - 2008 04 01 South Wartzor
I'm recording some tracks for a Swedish artist this week, so I won't be writing much until Saturday this week. I'm still also working on my book in Swedish, it will hopefully be finished this summer. It's a lot of work, since it will be 320 pages with full color images on every page.
Stockholm 2008, Photo © Benjamin Antell
Turning over a new leaf.
When we come to Christ we find a totally new way of living. We see stuff that we never knew existed, and all of a sudden we understand the Bible. It is important that we strive to become Christ-like. We need to spend lots of time with the Lord in order to grow. We need to pray all the time...
We also need to go to church, as we hear the Bible preached, then our faith will grow!
I know some dudes who experienced God but were to lazy to get into God's word. They are now luke warm and good for nothing. God can't use them because they live egoistic lives, they only live to please themselves and they don't really have any empathy for those around them. When they feel bored they come to church to get a "high" and then they go back to their selfish life style again.
It really doesn't work that way. We need to stay connected at all times. We need to be filled by the Holy Spirit, so that we can spill over to those who need a drink of the Heavenly Wine.
The Church should serve as a Gas station, we all need to fill up from time to time. I try to go every week, that way I have power for the coming week. Naturally God gives me a daily dosage in any case, but Church is important even though religion is not. A daily personal relationship with God is what keeps me going.
I'm not trying to put anyone down with my Write, and I don't hate anybody.
I'm just trying to convey what God has put on my heart. I also feel that that life is too short, to just shut up and go with the flow when people suffer under all kinds of bondage, when they could in fact be totally set free in Christ.
(There is more info about me on the antell.com site, for those who R curious).
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