Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 453 - 2007 12 31 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

God bless you each and every one.

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Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 453 - 2007 12 30 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

 

In Christ there is no fear,

If you have received Christ into your life, there's no need for any fear.
There is nothing left to fear. What's death? Nothing but another trip, a trip home to the welcoming arms of the Father. Knowing Jesus on a personal basis is so cool, He sends His Holy Spirit to comfort and guide us. The Holy Spirit is a true gentleman, He can work wonders.

Photo © Lennart Hallgren

There is nothing that He can't do.

Many times we hinder Him from healing or helping us due to our disbelief.
If we expect to get healed, we need to believe what the Lord tells us in His word (the Holy Bible). If our faith is week, we need to pray for more faith. Some of us need to fast and pray (go without food for a day or 3). That way the Father will know if we are serious or lazy.

When God healed my back, I didn't really have much faith (I have written about this earlier).

I didn't put my hand up when I was asked to do so in church, but I did whisper to the Lord "I know that You can heal me if You want to". This was enough for that occasion, the Lord healed me on the spot, that was back in 1976 and it has lasted until now. The doctor's said I wouldn't get healed, but God healed me anyway :-)

I'm afraid that we give Him very little thanks for His mighty acts.

We often take the Lord for granted. When we thank Him, our thanks turn into blessings that rain back on us. He recycles our thanks if you will. If you want more of the Lord's blessings, be sure to give Him your thanks.

Thank Him always.

 

Whatever you do, don't let the devil get you, Uncle Ben

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 tounges

Most of us who are baptized in the Holy Spirit speak in "tounges", 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?

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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 professed satan worshipers like, Marilyn Manson, Kiss, John 5, Sammy Davis Jr. Metallica and others. That's why I don't listen to their music, because I know that it is Anti Christ, against God.

The members of these bands that I mentioned, will burn in Hell with their master satan, like rubbish on Judgement 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. 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 God my life, if He hadn't answered my prayers and revealed himself to me, I'd be dead like a door nail today.

John Wayne gave his life to Christ before he passed away! I heard one of his daughter's tell the story at the Crystal Cathedral once. 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 :-)

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Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 452 - 2007 12 24 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

All my art and music is inspired by the Lord,

Calma © Benjamin Antell

I basically have no other source of inspiration, nothing else really grabs me like He does. Sure I've done a few commissions, but nowadays I only do them if I can do what I want. I never paint other people's ideas, what's the point? Since I live in the world, some stuff has rubbed off on me, that's only natural. But the inner me is consumed with the mysteries and revelations that the Lord gives me. It's an exciting life, rough sometimes...but cool.

Manifestavision, my first art exhibition after I'd met Christ.

Indianapolis Skytrain © Benjamin Antell

When I did the Manifestavision Exhibition in Stockholm...I didn't even know what I was painting most of the time. Images just came to me sometimes before I painted, at other times, while I was painting (it's different every time).
When the whole collection was ready, I asked the Lord what each painting meant. Basically I just wrote down what He told me, it was pretty easy. Now when I think back I'm kinda surprised how clear God was to me at that time in my life.

Swedish media were also intrigued by my art since I was (as they put it) young and Christian. They seemed to find it strange that I had a connection with God while I was young... The Swedish broadcasting company Utbildningsradion did a TV interview with me called "Finsk i Sverige" which means "Finnish in Sweden". It was on the air many times both in Sweden and in Finland, which was fun since I got to show many paintings.

Almost every time I touch my guitar or another instrument, a song pops out.

Sometimes it's kinda disturbing that I don't have recording equipment in all parts of the house. The music just flows. Most of the lyrics are in English, since I think in English most of the time...or so it would seem. Most of my fans are "out there", scattered all over the world. Most of them speak English, but here where I live in Finland it's different. Many don't understand English, so now I'm writing songs in Swedish as well...since I live in a Swedish speaking part of Finland. It's kinda strange since I don't listen to Swedish music myself. I just feel like I have to do it since I'm out here playing live with a friend. It's all about communication, spreading God's word.

The first years that I toured in Finland and Sweden, we (BAB) only sang in English, since we mostly played live festivals and concerts where the audience was young and progressive. Those were blessed days, in some places the kids would bounce off their seats digging the music having fun.

I hope I can tour some more with my band one of these days.


It would be cool now that I'm more mature on a spiritual level. However it's all up to God, if He wants me to do it I will, if He doesn't I won't. For the time being I'll gig with my friend Pontus, playing more simple tunes, boogie, blues and country while focusing mostly on Finland and Sweden.

 

Whatever you do, don't let the devil get you, Uncle Ben

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).


Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 452 - 2007 12 24 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

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Whatever you do, don't let the devil get you, Uncle Ben


 

Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 451 - 2007 12 23 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

The last two years I've had to "unlearn" many things.

Photo © Benjamin Antell

Most of them I can't even mention, because it will only confuse people who are caught up in man made rules and religious mumbo jumbo.

The Holy Spirit has given me many eye-openers. I was fooled by wrong teaching, by teachers who teach what they take for granted. Stuff that is passed on through generations, things that no-one has really given a second thought. Much of it I shelved as I became a Christian, mostly because I didn't know what to make of it. It's strange how much we pass on without thinking about it, and most importantly of all...stuff we don't compare with God's Word to see if it holds water.

I'm truly grateful to have a teacher like the Holy Spirit.

Without Him I'd still be blind as the bat I was before I met God. I understood nothing much but the Ten Commandments. The rest was one weird soup of stories and sayings that didn't make a whole lot of sense to me. And I didn't really see the connection between the Old and the New Testament. I didn't understand that Jesus erased the LAW, when He died for my sins! I was totally ignorant. I still thought about implementing some old rituals into my life from the Old Testament. Lucky for me, the Holy Spirit taught me "out with the bad air, and in with the good", just like Peter Sellers in the Pink Panther as he wroth former Chief Inspector Dreyfuss.

I now experience a greater freedom in my life, everything is so much clearer and I feel much closer to God.

I am much more open now, and the old insecurities are gone. I rely 101% on the Holy Spirit now, instead of confusing the "issues" with my own abilities. Now I truly understand that I can't do a thing without the Holy Spirit...exept talk rubbish of course

:-)

God is a forgiving God.

Photo © Benjamin Antell

I remember when I had just met Him, God pointed out things that I did which were wrong in His eyes. Immediately when I truly asked for forgiveness, He blessed me right away! It was a wonderful feeling to be forgiven in a second. But that's how He is, forgiving and loving.

God wants you to try Him!

He wants to prove to you that He is good and that He loves you. That's all He asks really.

A friend of mine has raised enormous amounts of cash for the needy.

He thought that this would guarantee him favor with God. He was very surprised when I told him that we can do NOTHING to make God love us more, or give us eternal life. We can't do Jack. Many people think like my friend. that they can push God to do this and that. Unfortunately that is not how it works.

Nobody, not one single person on planet Earth is "worthy" eternal life.

Photo © Benjamin Antell

Not a single one!

We are all sinners and the wages of sin are death. So we need to ask the Lord in Jesus name to forgive us our sins, and we need to ask Jesus to come into our hearts and take over our lives. Jesus is the key to Heaven, because He stole the keys to death, when He rose from the dead.

There are truly evil priests and other teachers who claim that there is no Hell.

They will no doubt end up in Hell themselves, until Judgment day when they will be thrown into the Lake of fire with the rest of the liars. This is their price for misleading the innocent. You can't mess with God's Word and expect to get away with it.

Many think that they can fool God...


They think that they can live their egoistic self-centered lives, and the do a good deed... As if that would make any difference. God decides who lives and dies, we don't have any say. He has however promised to save us through Christ. IF we receive Christ into our lives AND ask God to forgive us our sin, then He will save us. God never goes back on His word.

Naturally we can't do a lot of bad stuff with the intention of asking His forgiveness later. God is not stupid. Your prayers must always come from the bottom of your heart, otherwise they are like farts in the wind (yuk, what a choice of word). In other words they are totally meaningless (except for global warming).

You only need to say your prayer once, repetition means nothing.

Automatic repetitious prayers like the ones Catholics pray, have absolutely no meaning what so ever. You can't say 300 "this or that prayers" as an atonement for your sins, that's crazy. It's totally un-biblical, and the Bible is God's Word. If we ask for forgiveness in Jesus name once, then we are forgiven!

(I have nothing against Catholics, God loves Catholics too :-).

Every prayer that you say needs to come from your HEART.

 

Whatever you do, don't let the devil get you, Uncle Ben

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).


Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 450 - 2007 12 22 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

Photo © Benjamin Antell

My youngest son was in a head on collision last night.

Luckily nobody died, my son got pretty beat up though. Ice on the road was the main reason for the crash.

We just don't know how much time we have left here on Earth. Jesus said be ready, for you don't know the hour which I come. Are you ready to meet the Lord of Lords? He might come any day now, to get His chosen ones from all corners of the world. It will be too late then, for those who do not know Him to come along! They will be left behind...

We who receive the Lord into our hearts, eventually end up running errands for Him, because we want too.

If you don't know Him, you can't be of use to Him. Most people still think that a good deed will give them everlasting life, that is not the case. The only way we can receive eternal life is through Jesus the Son of God. I say this because I really know Him, and He has made this perfectly clear to me. Don't take my word for it, ask Him, and He will tell you the same.

Photo © Benjamin Antell

Eternal life is a free gift from Jesus.

He died in our place because we are all rotten to the core, we are all sinners. And the wages of sin is death. That's why Jesus had to come and die in our place. Now you can have eternal life! It is yours for the asking! See the simple prayer below...

 

Whatever you do, don't let the devil get you, Uncle Ben

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).


Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 449 - 2007 12 21 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

Hello, I'm writing from the rubble in my home :-)

I'm pretty tired...zzz

Photo © Benjamin Antell

I have to gut the home pretty much due to the water damage. I have changed a lot lately, nothing seems to bother me all that much. I guess we'll have tons of problem as long as we have to juggle along here on Earth, but God sure gives me the strength to tarry on. I'm no carpenter so I'm kinda lost, it's going to be interesting to see how everything goes...

Christmas is just around the corner.

Photo © Benjamin Antell

This Christmas will be different with holes in the walls and floors, stuff piled up against the walls. Women don't like disorder in the home. I used to live alone in a tent in the bush as a kid, so nothing really bothers me. I lived out of a suitcase the first 21 years of my life.

Jesus didn't have a home on Earth after He went out preaching the good news.

He just went around with a group of evangelists and followers who just couldn't get enough of His love message. He walked from town to hamlet preaching the word, casting out spirits and healing the sick. He didn't think about himself, He was totally devoted to His Heavenly Father and His calling even to the death.

Jesus loves you!

Yes, He truly loves you, and you can have Eternal life and be set free from all your problems if you receive Jesus into your heart. Since it happened to me, it can happen to anybody. God gives us the strength to carry on until Jesus comes back to get His own. We need to be ready when He comes!

I don't know about you, but we will celebrate Jesus birthday with a cake on Christmas eve.

Jesus always wants us to celebrate His birthday, He's never out of town on that day either :-)

Where two or more are gathered in His name, there He will be there too!

Photo © Benjamin Antell

I believe that Jesus stated this so that we would understand how IMPORTANT it is for us to work together. On our own we can't do a whole lot, it's when we work "together" in the Lord, that great things can happen. Receive Jesus into your heart today and experience being set FREE! It's a wonderful feeling, it sure beats anything on Earth.

God sees us (Christians) as one body.

Wouldn't it be weird if you woke up one morning, and your left foot left for California and the other one for New York? People in California are nice to talk to (been there, done that :-), but a foot isn't going to do a whole lotta talking is it? That's why God needs "us all" to pull together as ONE.

 

Whatever you do, don't let the devil get you, Uncle Ben

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!


Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 448 - 2007 12 19 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

I wrote about fearless children on my last write, here's an example:

7-year-old Alexis Goggins from Detroit, a true hero.

Shouting "Don't hurt my mother" she threw herself between her Mom and her boyfriend who had already fird 2 shots at her Mom. Alexis was shot 6 times and is now at the Children's Hospital of Michigan.

That's how God wants us to be, like children. I hope she makes it, and that they lock the animal up who did it. He needs to sit down and think about his deed.

I don't see how a "normal" man could shoot a little child..."six times"... It has got to do with supernatural evil, he had to be driven to it by the spirit world. After all, life is a spiritual battle.

1. Ephesians 6:12
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

 

Whatever you do, don't let the devil get you, Uncle Ben

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).


Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 447 - 2007 12 17 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

God want's us to be like little children.

Photo © Benjamin Antell

Nobody seems to "get it"... A small child loves and defends his parents no matter what. A child would give its life for daddy or mommy. A small child is fearless and a lot like Superboy/girl. A child has no evil thoughts or hidden agendas. A child does not think about what will further its career, every time opportunity knocks :-)

We learn to be evil by watching our grown up role models in life, the movies and by reading bad literature.

We're taught to kill, manipulate, rape, con people, hate and mimmic grown ups. Since we are evil due to the fall of man, we suck up all evil that we see, like sponges. It's sad to see older kids teach small ones evil things.

I remember when I was about 4 years old, an older kid taught me to swear.

I didn't even have a clue as to what I was saying, mostly because I was taught to swear in Finnish. I remember one time he told me to shout something to an old man on a bicycle. I have no idea what I said but the man got very angry and the next day there was a cop car outside our house. Man was I scared, I thought that they were going to kill me or something.

Granny wondered what I had been up to, naturally I lied... It was probably my first lie. That's what always happens, first you do one thing wrong and then you end up defending your actions, lying about it. Sin has a tendency to "snowball" on you, the evil just keeps growing and before you know it you're really up shit creek without a paddle.

 

Whatever you do, don't let the devil get you, Uncle Ben


Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 446 - 2007 12 15 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

Pride is one high horse...

Photo © Fred Skymberg

The devil loves to ride it big time. If we are in the pride saddle for too long, we can't get down without Jesus' ladder, because of all the super glue.

Different denominations mean nothing to the Father.

Photo © Benjamin Antell

He sees us as one family. I believe that the different denominations are the devil's making. Division comes from the devil, so it's only natural that he would want to cause division in the church.

We need to get out of our sand boxes and off our horses!

People are dying around us while we are playing the "holier than thou" games. The devil is laughing at us and wringing his hands for every soul that stumbles blindly through the swing doors to Hell (thanks to our ignorance), while we sit on our high horses debating about worldly things. God have mercy on us.

 

Whatever you do, don't let the devil get you, Uncle Ben


Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 445 - 2007 12 14 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

The one who forgives is forgiven, the one who blesses others will himself be blessed.
That's how it works, like Eric Bibb sings "forgiveness is gold". When I have a hard time forgiving somebody, I pray for the power to forgive. I've found that God often answers unselfish prayer.


Blue Dodge, Photo © Caroline Antell

At the moment I'm in trouble.

A pipe was busted in a wall, and I had to break the floor open. Even the dishwasher was leaking due to old age. Now that my wife is taking over the machine's work I sure hope she doesn't spring a leak too.

I dunno how to find the time to do all I'm supposed to. I've got a handful of other stuff and problems too. But then as a I talked to God and I remembered all the stuff He has helped me with in the past, my spirits lifted again. I had a Top Boost (AC30) so to speak.

I should write down all that He has done for me, so that I could flip through it when the hard times come. Then again that would be a tremendous book, better just write down the most important stuff, then perhaps 500 pages would be enough :-)

Red Buick, Photo © Caroline Antell

I think it's funny how God pampers us, why? He doesn't really have a reason.

His only problem is that He loves us too much and that He has made too many promises. He knows that He has to keep them, because that's just who He is. He never backs down, He never takes his word back.


There is not one person on the Earth that you really truly trust when the manure hits the fan, but God will never let you down...trust Him.

 

Whatever you do, don't let the devil get you, Uncle Ben


Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 444 - 2007 12 13 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

The deceiver often uses sex to lure people away from their calling.

I've seen it happen over and over. Often when God saves and wakes somebody up spiritually, the devil's little helpers are pretty soon around the corner with an (many times) unsaved guy/woman to lure them away from God's calling.

Photo © Fred Skymberg

It's a sad thing to see.

The saved one struggles hard trying to save their other half, sometimes they succeed, most of the time not. It doesn't really matter to the devil, just as long as everybody gets hurt and the one with the anointing is stopped from performing his/her duties for the Lord.

Sometimes it happens simply to keep people from finding joy in the Lord.
I've seen it happen to a many. Some of them end up as captives in their marriages or other commitments.

Photo © Caroline Antell

I guess most of us go "blind" when "love" comes knocking on the door, even though it often is simply lust.

Many of us can't tell the difference between sex and lust, because of the filth we are bombarded with in the media etc. in our daily life on planet Ego.

Society tells us that it's OK to live like pigs with as many partners as we can.

They urge us to have sex with anybody or anything, they tell us to grope around to see what works for us. Basically anything goes. Society also claims that there is no God or devil, and that the Bible should be tailored to entertain us, instead of setting moral standards, like it does sometimes for our own good.

Those who live godly lives never get sexually transmitted diseases, it's just not possible since we don't sleep around.

And since there are no Christian homosexuals, we can't get AIDS or HIV. Of course there are homosexuals who "claim" to be Christians, but that's totally impossible to be, since that would be disobedience to God's word.

Mark 7:6-7

Homosexuality is a spirit.

Those who think that they are homosexuals are in fact driven by a spirit or spirits who causes them to do what they do. Some even take the name of the spirit who has taken possession of their bodies. These people have often been abused as children. Then there's also a little group of people who are living as homosexuals just because it's fashionable to be a queer in these last days. Naturally they will become targets for evil spirits and many of them will die in AIDS or HIV.

I'm not saying that we should treat homosexuals badly, we need to show them the only way out of their sin. Jesus can set anybody free from anything, just like that. We all sin so what's the big deal?

I think it's disgusting how we pamper perverts who willfully contaminate others, through their immoral lifestyles.

Photo © Fred Skymberg

Many innocent victims end up paying the price for a few perverts who live in lust like animals, humping everything they see and can...

(In San Francisco the homosexuals mix Viagra with Cocaine and do "the train"...which means about 50 guys humping each others behind's in a long row for hours. I'm not kidding I know it's true, I know many homosexuals).

The heterosexuals who contract AIDS and HIV are infected by homosexuals or bisexuals (those who have sex with both women and men). Since homosexuals often tend to give blood, they also infect many innocent people this way. I'm not going to feel sorry for someone who commits suicide through a life of immorality. It's a shame but it's their own suicide.

Those who have spiritual lives, automatically know in their spirit what is contrary to God's will. That is why we as Christians live clean lives with one partner, and because it is the will of our heavenly Father. Those who don't live clean lives have no room in Heaven, unless they are sorry and repent.

I know that many will hate me for telling the truth, I don't care.

I'm doing it because most people are intimidated by the system, and just go with the flow. I know that many people feel like me, but they are afraid to say what they think.

It's already begun...

Many of the new Bible translations suck big time. The translator's are often people with hidden agendas, they are (among other things) trying to wipe out the connection between the Old and New Testament. Jesus' name has been deleted from hundreds of passages already, I'm not going to go into details here, but it sure is a mess. If you start reading the Bible today, don't just go for the newest one. I have a number of Bibles, I often compare the translations and naturally I always pray for guidance. It's easy to get lost without the Holy Spirit.

An angel of the Lord stops a tractor.

Photo © Caroline Antell

I heard about an interesting incident yesterday. A farmer was out on the fields nearby with his tractor and all of a sudden there was a bright light over his ride and the engine stopped. He got out to see what was going on, and there was an angel of the Lord standing by the Tractor. He told the man something like "Jesus Christ is coming very soon", and then he told the farmer to spread the news. Then the angel disappeared and the tractor started by itself. It happened just a while ago in a town nearby.

One of our pastors said that he thought that angel visitations might become common occurrences in these last days, but I know of many who have seen angels, even in my family. I don't think that it's uncommon at all!

My dad saw one when he was a kid, it stood by his bedside and had purple clothes. Naturally everybody laughed at him as he drew the angel in class, since everybody thinks that angels have only white clothes...man we're stupid and robotic most of the time.

 

Whatever you do, don't let the devil get you, Uncle Ben


Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 443 - 2007 12 12 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

First I'd like to ask God to bless you whoever reads this...

Jesus: "How can you call me Lord, if you don't do what you say"?

We (the believers) should be out in the streets, in clubs, bars, at football games etc., telling people about Christ, leading them to the Lord. We should be saving their lives, instead we sit at home watching TV, or at church listening to our favorite hymns. Of course we need to go to church, but if we don't use the info we receive there, to reach the lost...what's the point?

Many of us have become totally worthless to the Lord, if we don't bear fruit (lead people to the Lord) we will burn in the Lake of fire with all other luke warm people and ordinary sinners (who didn't ask Jesus for pardon while they were alive)... The Lord is very clear about that in His word.

Revelation 20:15 If anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.

Hell is like a concentration camp for the unsaved, and the Lake of fire is like the deadly showers. I don't mean to scare you, but that is how it is. If you ask Christ into your life, you won't have to die twice. (see the prayer below the write).

Revelation 20:14 Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death.

Religion is like bad breath, you might not know that you have it, but everybody else knows it.

That's one of Rodney Howard Browne's lines, I think it speaks for itself. Religion was one of the reasons that it took me so long to find the Lord. I was never interested in religion, I didn't see the point in all those man-made rituals. There was no life in what I was taught, it was so artificial or false. And above all there was no love.

I'm glad that God decided to override everything in order to snatch me from the Lake of Fire.

Don't let the devil get you, Oilpainting © Benjamin Antell

He truly pulled me to Himself, and I will never forget what He did (and does) for me. He is so full of love. And I used to think that He was cold and condemming...man was I barking up the wrong tree. That's the picture you easily get of God, if you listen to dead religious people, who don't know Jack about Christ and His works.

After all it's all about Grace, nobody is worth it, but anybody can get it. Yes, any idiot on planet Earth.It don't make no never mind who you are or what you've done, it's yours for the asking!

Many decline God's offer of life, just because some poor people suffer...that's what they say anyway. (so why don't they help them then?)

I think it's just an excuse they cough up, because of the fear of the "unknown".

Many are afraid to leave their "comfort zone". Naturally it isn't God's fault that people suffer all over the planet. It is all our fault! We (the fortunate ones) have all the money and the food needed, to help the suffering part of the world. But we have chosen not to help. So have YOU! Yes, you are equally guilty of not helping. What have you done for the unfortunate ones? Not a whole lot I bet, but it's easy to put the blame on God, government or others. If we all did our part nobody would have to suffer.

Photo © Sixten Sandvik

We could give far more than we do...

If we got back to God, He would heal us in all possible ways. I'm talking Utopia here, naturally we will never get there, but I think that we should try never the less. It would be a start, and we can make a difference, when we obey the Father. God can do anything if we obey, He is not bound to the laws of nature (mother doesn't enter into it).

You can go to: http://www.revival.com/www/r.aspx

for all the FREE tools you need, in order to lead folks to Christ. It's dead easy, and a whole lot of fun for everybody except the devil :-)

(Here are the tools: http://www.revival.com/www/r.aspx?p=24 in case you didn't find them :-)

 

Whatever you do, don't let the devil get you, Uncle Ben


Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 442 - 2007 12 11 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

A pipe is busted.

Photo © Sixten Sandvik

I've got water in my floor, what fun. Made me think of a sermon I heard once about hot springs in the desert. I wish my leak was in the desert right now. I told the plumber about Christ, he wasn't too interested at first, but when I told him about some miracles in church I could tell that God was speaking to his heart. I hope he gets saved, he is such a nice guy.

Without Jesus there will be nothing but condemnation, no salvation and another death after doomsday. Kinda bleak prospects nes pa?

I hope I can get my friends to see the light before they kick the bucket.

 

Whatever you do, don't let the devil get you, Uncle Ben

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 tounges

Most of us who are baptized in the Holy Spirit speak in "tounges", 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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Free music!!!

Download most of my CD/vinyl records here legally for free (more to come, there's so little time and so much music)! http://www.antell.com/waam.html

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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?

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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 professed satan worshipers like, Marilyn Manson, Kiss, John 5, Sammy Davis Jr. Metallica and others. That's why I don't listen to their music, because I know that it is Anti Christ, against God.

The members of these bands that I mentioned, will burn in Hell with their master satan, like rubbish on Judgement 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. 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 God my life, if He hadn't answered my prayers and revealed himself to me, I'd be dead like a door nail today.

John Wayne gave his life to Christ before he passed away! I heard one of his daughter's tell the story at the Crystal Cathedral once. 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

http://www.christian-aid.org.uk/

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Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 441 - 2007 12 07 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

Some say that it's pointless to lead people to God if there is no follow up...

That is one stupid statement, mostly made by lazy people. Of course it's good with follow up, but what about the Holy Spirit?

Is the Holy Spirit dead?

Has He joined the Choir Invisible? Has He contracted Alzheimer's disease? Is he at some home for the elderly in Heaven with two cans of Coke taped to His head, sucking away on His straws, with His teeth on a hovering night stand? Hardly, He is just as powerful today as He ever were.

Home of the elderly in Kungsgården (Ålderdomshemmet), Sverige 1961 © Benjamin Antell

We should pray that people receive Him right there on the spot, after they have given their lives to Christ. After all, the Holy Spirit's other name is the Helper. He can lead anybody to any Church or passage in the Bible, we only need to stay sober and listen.

I detest people who never say what they mean, and just slither along like snakes in the grass. They often "think" that they are humble as they crawl by, yuk.

Photo © Fred Skymberg

"I'll be back"!

Jesus always said what was on His mind without any respect to person. He just laid it on the line and kicked ass. When they turned the local church into a place of business, He showed His holy anger as He kicked butt and chucked the tables out. He didn't come crawling with a bunch of suggestions, He made a whip and whooped their behinds. I think of Him as the Terminator, but with a brain to match His pondus. And He was the one who definitely coined the phrase "I'll be back"!

 

Whatever you do, don't let the devil get you, Uncle Ben


Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 440hz - 2007 12 06 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

Before I met the Holy Spirit I thought that all religions were "connected".

Back by popular demand, Photo © Fred Skymberg

I used to think that God, Jesus, Allah, Krishna, Buddha and basically all other gods and faiths were the same. I was totally ignorant and did not understand that satan was a copycat who desperately tried to copy everything God did, just to confuse people.

When I met the Holy Spirit (the Helper) for the first time, it was as if somebody had suddenly turned on my lights for the first time. Wow, I had no idea that I was living in total darkness, which I had been doing basically all my life. I had heard stories about Jehovah (God) and His Son Jesus, but I had no clue as to who they "really" were.


Now I know without a shadow of a doubt who God and His Son are, and the Holy Spirit for that matter.

They actually spend time with me every day. They seem to be able to spend all day with me, it all seems to be up to me somehow, how much time I want to spend with them. They are always there, sometimes they seem quiet though. I don't know why that is, but I still know that they are there, listening and doing things for me in the sometimes unseen world, the spiritual dimension.

All other spirits and rulers from the spirit world are evil unfortunately.

I didn't know that before I met the Holy Spirit. I had met some of them, and I felt the typical chill in the air when they came around, I sensed their evil. Many people can sense those beings without knowing God, but everything is very hazy and blurry before you really get anointed.

Many people today don't even think that spirits even exist, not even in some churches.

Jesus mentioned them now and then, and cast them out of people. It's really hard to know who is who, and what is what since the spirits always lie. There are spirits who call themselves good, white spirits or whatever, they'll say just about anything, to those who will listen. They often manifest in church, because they get irritated hearing strong sermons. Then we just chuck them out in Jesus name, sometimes they start to ramble about how powerful they are, if that happens I just tell them to shut up in Jesus name and that's it. You should not talk to them, since they only lie.

It's very hard to explain to people about spiritual matters even if they are clear as day to me.

There are no points of reference on Earth for most of the spiritual stuff, the experiences and so on. Everything is entirely different in the spiritual world. God can touch you physically, I can feel His touch but I can't really explain it. But I guess it's basically the same if you try to explain how it feels when a friend is touching you. You just feel and know it, but you can't really tell anybody exactly "how" it feels. The touch of God is "more" than an earthly touch though, because you get saturated with a force that you feel but is out of this world.

God is waiting for you to "try Him", He really wants to get to know you!


If you feel drawn to Him, it is actually He pulling you towards Himself. That's how it works, so try Him when it happens. Naturally He is always there, we don't have to wait for anything, just say a little prayer like the one below, for instance. That's how it all begins...

It's not complicated, all it takes (sometimes) is patience. After you've said the prayer once, you ARE saved, believe it. God does not take back His word, so even if you "feel" like nothing happened, don't be fooled. Something new and grand has just begun in your life. Hold on to your salvation by getting to know God. Start reading the New Testament, just dive in anywhere, you will notice that you are guided as you do. Pray for guidance before you read, that way you'll be sure to see the light. I used to fall asleep reading who is who in the beginning of the Old Testament zzz, I never managed to stay awake. But now I try to read every day, the is how it should be.

The Bible should be our manual daily.

For some reason God loves to talk through His word the Bible. When I ask Him things, He points to a word in the Bible most of the time. Sometimes He urges me to look up a passage or verse that holds the answer to my question. It's funny how totally accurate the reply is even though it was written 2000 years ago or so. That way God has answered thousands of my prayers or more.

My life without God was crap to me, everything felt like a total waste of time.

I guess a part of my depression was the fact that I lived in Finland at the time. Most people in this country look like they have one foot in Hell and the other in a blender. It's dark, cold and gloomy most of the year, and people are depressed most of the time. We hardly ever touch each other unless we are drunk, but then it's mostly fists anyway. Many take their own or family members lives when they are drunk. Finns mostly kill family members, or relations...

Alcohol makes Finns totally crazy.


This is certainly my experience, I've traveled around the Globe. I'm talking about Finnish speaking Finns, they have a different heritage, they came via Russia with their accordions to Finland. We Finn Swede's are also depressed, but that's another story, and no, we did not all come from Sweden. My family came from Scotland in the mid 1700's.
I used to get depressed by just seeing the Finn's depressed.

Now God helps me not to get so affected by the depression around me, but I do admit it's hard to live in Finland if you are a positive person. I'm very glad that God saved my life, He gives me strength to endure.

When I'm out playing the audience often looks at me as if I've killed their dog or something.

It's hilarious, but when I check out their feet I can tell they like the music because they are stomping away :-)

Since we mostly play very up beat music it's hard not to dig it, a few places have been totally different with happy faces luckily, but there are always many dead faces with stomping feet in the crowd :-)

 

Whatever you do, don't let the devil get you, Uncle Ben

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 tounges

Most of us who are baptized in the Holy Spirit speak in "tounges", 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 :-)

---

Free music!!!

Download most of my CD/vinyl records here legally for free (more to come, there's so little time and so much music)! http://www.antell.com/waam.html

---

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 professed satan worshipers like, Marilyn Manson, Kiss, John 5, Sammy Davis Jr. Metallica and others. That's why I don't listen to their music, because I know that it is Anti Christ, against God.

The members of these bands that I mentioned, will burn in Hell with their master satan, like rubbish on Judgement 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. 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 God my life, if He hadn't answered my prayers and revealed himself to me, I'd be dead like a door nail today.

John Wayne gave his life to Christ before he passed away! I heard one of his daughter's tell the story at the Crystal Cathedral once. 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

http://www.christian-aid.org.uk/

New International Version (NIV)
Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society (highlighted words by UB)


Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 439 - 2007 12 04 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

Some people worship "gods" that they have to wash, dress and feed...

That doesn't seem like much of a "god" to me. Why worship a "god" who can't do anything, but sit there and expect to be pampered? Many also kill in the name of their "god", this would mean that they need to defend him too. If you think about it your so called "god" is really the one who should be worshipping you, not the other way around!

Photo © Fred Skymberg

I don't need to "defend" my God, the Creator (I Am) of the Universe.

Photo © Fred Skymberg

He can take care of Himself (he's a big boy), and has control over everything. He gave me a free will to do anything, that is why I mess up at times. I make mistakes on a daily basis, because I'm only human. My God always forgives me my folly, because He knows I'm an idiot, just like everybody else.

We all turned into idiots the day we turned our backs on His perfect plan in the garden of Eden, and we've been working on it ever since.

Just like the beautiful angel satan did when He went "gaga", and wanted to become "like" God. He was just a created being like the other angels, but He was given more power and beauty than he could handle, the rest is history.

I've seen the same thing happen to people around me, just because God has blessed them with good looks they go soft in the head and think that they are "more" than others. I've seen it happen now and then, I really feel sorry fore those people.

Others go weird just because God has given them the gift of music, I know many of those since I'm into music myself. They keep on mentioning how fantastic they are, when all they have is a gift from God. And after all there is always somebody who is much better, just like there always was one "faster" in the Wild West... That's why cowboys died around 20 years of age, people always have to prove themselves.

I thank God that he has protected me from becoming a "primadonna" :-)

I'm basically happy for being alive. I've gone through a lot in life and I know that the Lord has saved my life many times.

I've crashed my MC into an American muscle car...outch!

I've been operated on by mad Finnish doctors...outch x many

I've been shot...thud!...eeek...aaaargh...

I've fallen off roofs...yaaaaaah!

I've almost been hit by trains and cars...whew...

I've played around with poisonous snakes who nibbled at my fingers and other creepy crawlers as a kid Down Under...

I almost drowned in a dam in Belmont, Queensland...gurgle...gasp...

I've been beat up and robbed in Vasa and in Helsinki by gangs (lucky me) in Finland.

I was threatened with a knife in LA by a high drug addict and that's only a part of the things..."is this it"?

I was also about to run into trouble in a public toilet at La Guardia in New York city...eeek...

The God I serve is a powerful God, He created the entire Universe.

When my friends and I pray for people He saves them and often heals them in different ways. He helps many economically and practically too. There is nothing that He can't do, but He doesn't like to be pushed around. After all it is He who is calling the shots.

I don't think He cares much when people shoot their mouths off. (Like many spin doctors)

Some think that He is punishing them when bad things happen to them after saying bad things about Him, but that's not God. I believe that when you turn you back on God, satan is allowed to kick you around, because he is always waiting there in the shadows. The only people that satan can touch are the ones who have turned their backs on God and the odd Job.
You can find the book of Job in the Old Testament, but that is a different story.

If we choose to live without God, we automatically give satan our keys.

Why is that? There are two powers on Earth, God and satan. We either have to choose one or the other, that's it. God is the ruler of the Universe and everything that we see, but He has given the Earth to satan for a time. Since satan will eventually be thrown into the Lake of Fire, he will do all evil that he can to the Earth. That's just the kind of evil person he is. He has no other reason for hurting us, than envy. The only thing on his mind is I, Me, Mine. He is a sad figure indeed.

I find it weird that many would worship satan the mother of loser's.

He is the biggest loser in the history of man. He sealed his doom when Jesus died on the cross, and rose from the dead. He must have gone beside himself when he realized what he had been a part of. The devil sawed off the branch he was sitting on when he tried to kill Jesus, the Lord of Lords. Now he has a snowballs chance in Hell of making it. In other word he has had it, he is finished.

The devil (the old dragon) is waiting for his doom and he is not going to take it lying down.

That's why there is so much violence in the world, and different denominations, quarreling in church... satan is sowing division into our hearts to weaken the body of Christ. satan knows that God looks at us Christians as one body, but blinded by the devil we've split up into different churches etc.

It's all the devil's work in us.

He sure fooled us, and he is not through with us. He is going to kick us around until Jesus comes for the third time to get His followers. To call yourself a Christian will do no good on that day "if" you don't know the Lord. A name or a title means nothing.

You may be the Pope or any other self appointed big mouth and still wind up in the Lake of Fire. God decides who lives and who dies, we have nothing to say about it at all.

If you have received Jesus into your heart, then you will stand to inherit His Kingdom which is not of this Earth.

Life is a gift, we receive it in faith through the grace of God. This is His perfect plan (B) if you will :-)

This is our last chance.

If we don't receive Jesus in our heart and ask for forgiveness for our sin (not doing His will), then we are doomed for all eternity. In that case we are totally worthless like trash, hence the Lake of Fire.

People who read their Bible badly think that Hell is the end station, but it's not.

Photo © Pontus J. Back

Hell is just a holding tank for those about to be disposed of. On Judgment Day all those who do not know the Lord Jesus will be brought from Hell to stand trial. After this they will be transported to the Lake of Fire. I don't know much about the Lake of Fire, but it sounds pretty final to me. I know that the ones who end up there will have to die a second death.

There's more about the Lake of Fire in The Book of Revelations in the New Testament.

I think one death is enough for me.

So I've chosen to follow Christ, I want to do my Heavenly Fathers will. Not because I'm afraid of Him but because I love Him. He took the time to come visit me on Earth and for that I'm eternally grateful.

I pray that He gives me strength to do His will for as long as I live, and that I will not be tempted in any way so that I may lose my inheritance. I want to steal as much as possible from satan while I'm here on Earth, and give it back to the Lord and His people.

Not that the Lord really needs me, but just like Al Pacino in Scent of a Woman let's the little boy carry his big bag, pretending that he needed help (just to be nice), I will do whatever God want's me to.

For some reason God wants us to answer each others prayers here on Earth. He inspires us to do so, in different ways. As long as we obey God, the answers will come. Sometimes He intervenes in a Divine way by doing the impossible, but that's another story.

 

Whatever you do, don't let the devil get you, Uncle Ben


Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 438 - 2007 12 03 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

God has seven Spirits. (Rev. 4:5)

Not much is mentioned about these seven Spirits. There's a lot we don't know about God, He has however revealed enough for me to trust Him completely. He has healed me and those around me many times. That is also strengthening to my faith.

Photo © Fred Skymberg

I asked the Lord for something important to share today.

I remember a vision that I saw only a few days after I had met the Lord. It was a revolving lamp stand of gold. Instead of candles there were seven stars (Rev.1). I think that the Lord is reminding me of how my first love for Him died, and that I need to renew it. It is true, in the beginning I loved Him like there was no tomorrow, now I often take Him for granted somehow.

I need to refocus on the Lord somehow.

I do feel that He is doing a lot in my life at the moment. He has boosted my boldness to talk about Him in public. I used to be a pretty shy person, now I realize the importance of sharing more. Without the information about the Lord that I possess, many would die. That is a grim fact, I'm probably guilty of many deaths. We do need to tell everybody about the Lord, if they refuse to believe, then it becomes their problem, not ours. We do need to tell them what we know, otherwise some will ask why we didn't.

Photo © Fred Skymberg

Praise Him for His mighty acts.

It's important that we praise (thank) the Lord for all that we have, and all that He has done. Not only in our lives, but what He has done for the world. Never forget to thank Him, He will bless you if you do! I think that we don't thank God half as much as we should. We just take Him for granted somehow. Thank Him, you won' regret it! Sing songs to Him, just make up your own songs, and sing them to Him. That way you will get to know the Lord better, and you praises will become more natural. It's important that we really get to know our Maker. Check out the Psalms that King David wrote in the Old Testament for inspiration, if you are dry as a bag of Silica Gel.

One of my oldest friends went to the library, in search of the mystery of life.

Thanks to unrighteous scientists, he lost his way. Now he believes in science instead of God. The scientists will be severely punished by the Lord for misleading billions of people. Unfortunately that will not change my friends fate. His only hope is, that the Lord once again draws him to Himself. And this time I'm hoping that my friend will look in the right direction.

Photo © Fred Skymberg

The devil is hard at work, deceiving people all over the world.

He know that his time is limited, so he is in a hurry. Why he is so envious of man I do not know. He is however determined to fool as many as possible, so that they will not find life through Christ. He is very cunning, and he has myriad's of fallen angels (spirits) working for him.

One of his wildest ploys is to make people believe that he doesn't exist.

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It would seem that the devil and the angels working for him, are in one sense strangely stupid, since they as "created" beings thought that they could overthrow the Creator... I don't really understand how the devil can be both smart and stupid at the same time, but I guess that almost makes him human in a way. You can be intelligent and stupid at the same time, that I've noticed by simply watching the news.

The spirits working for the devil often have names descriptive of their disposition.

For instance a spirit or demon that incites fear is called "Fear". Then you have Unbelief, Pride, Hate, Lust etc. Sometimes they have real silly names like UFO, Drums, Legion, Death, Blindness etc.

I know this sounds very weird to some but, since there are born again people reading my writes as well, I'm mentioning stuff that might help them to understand weird situations in prayer etc. We do come across very strange behaviors during prayer sessions as people are set free from possession, sin and bad health. It is very rewarding to see people get well after years of popping prescribed drugs of all kinds. Finally they are set free and can begin to live normal lives.

If you don't stay close to God, it's very easy for the devil to lure you away from Him completely.

I've noticed this in my own life. I used to spend too much of my time with unbelievers. This led me to gradually start talking and even acting as them. Luckily I noticed in time that I was slipping, it was no doubt the Holy Spirit nudging me to wake up.

I'm glad that He keeps an eye on me, I've asked Him to do that and He is very trustworthy. Sometimes I have to ask Him to guard my mouth, because of my humor. My humor is not always easy to understand, since it's very complex at times... It does help to ask Him :-)
If I stop joking completely, people often think I'm depressed or ill... I'm a happy guy because of the Lord, that's why I joke around a lot. The happier I get the more I joke around...so sue me :-)

I wish I could find a cheap :-) worn early 60's Fender Stratocaster with original electronics on it.

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No mint condition expensive thing, just a worn, rusty and dented workhorse to record and tour with. I love the sound of old Stratocasters. New guitars may look the same but the sound is completely different. The sound difference is more noticeable with a clean sound setting which I prefer.

Guitars are like people, two guitars can look the same but sound totally different.

People are like that too, one might be nice the other a killer. Everything depends on the heart. One person might have the Holy Spirit in his heart and the other might have the spirit of greed or hate. That's what will determine their behavior. A person who has the Holy Spirit in his heart can never do evil things.

A person who does not have the Lord in his heart can snap at any time and do evil things.

That's what happens when people start shooting around themselves for no apparent reason. The spirits make them do it, it has nothing to do with their mental state per se. Some look and act as if they are crazy, but that's what happens when the devil's workers take over a man.

Enough about these meanies for today. I'm going to praise the Lord now. I'm going to try to put some music to scripture. Ciao!

 

Whatever you do, don't let the devil get you, Uncle Ben

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 tounges

Most of us who are baptized in the Holy Spirit speak in "tounges", 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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Free music!!!

Download most of my CD/vinyl records here legally for free (more to come, there's so little time and so much music)! http://www.antell.com/waam.html

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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?

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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 professed satan worshipers like, Marilyn Manson, Kiss, John 5, Sammy Davis Jr. Metallica and others. That's why I don't listen to their music, because I know that it is Anti Christ, against God.

The members of these bands that I mentioned, will burn in Hell with their master satan, like rubbish on Judgement 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. 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 God my life, if He hadn't answered my prayers and revealed himself to me, I'd be dead like a door nail today.

John Wayne gave his life to Christ before he passed away! I heard one of his daughter's tell the story at the Crystal Cathedral once. 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 :-)

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Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 437 - 2007 12 01 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

Einstein...moi?

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The more I read God's word, the clearer it becomes. God wants us to be like children, innocent and trusting and He wants to be our Father. Throughout the Bible God keeps repeating this over and over. We need to be as far from Einstein as possible. This is a deep truth that most people seem to miss... We need to trust Him childishly.

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Jesus said "I don't know you"!

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Wouldn't that be a sad thing to hear after all your "work"... But that's what Jesus told the men who had been "working", doing "seemingly good" deeds without divine guidance.

They had no calling and were doing "their own thing", pretending it was the will of God for them to do whatever they "liked" to be doing doing. People were even set free from evil spirits, others were healed...but still there was no blessing in what they were up to. The men had no real relationship with the Lord, they were just toying with God's word for their own "seemingly" good reasons...whatever they were.

Matthew 21"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.

22 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 perform many miracles?'

23 Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!'

It's of great importance to obey the Father.

That's what religion is about also, doing things that have no spiritual value.

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Hopping around in weird outfits, spinning spheres with incense and chanting worthless prayers over and over. Living in a secluded area away from other people, suffering by ones own hand...for nothing. Or performing all kinds of other man-made ancient or modern day rituals. Some don't know any better and believe that they are doing it for the Lord, others keep at it because they think it's fun or easier than to do the Father's will. There are many reasons, just like armpits...and many of them stink.

I know I've said it before but we need to get to know the Lord on a personal level, that's what it's all about. How else can He lead us???

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David Mann pushed his 1971 Plymouth Valiant to the limit as he tried to out run the old 1955 Peterbilt 281 truck driven by Cary "superglue" Loftin, in the Spielberg movie DUEL.

Nobody can escape the choice we all "need" to make in life, real life is not like the movies. Heaven or the Lake of Fire. I don't mean to scare anybody, but it is frightening never the less.

There is no way to avoid choosing, because by not choosing you will end up in the Lake of Fire. In other words anyone who does not chose to follow God will have to die twice. Life can seem grim to some, if they don't understand how fantastic God is to those who follow Him.

The devil is serious pain in the whatnot.

The devil is never going to stop hounding us. He is one smart evil bugger and as long as we shun Christ, we won't have any protection against him. He can mess freely with our heads, our entire lives and also with our loved ones who don't know the Lord.
When my dear old friend Max Book (the Swedish painter, whom I haven't seen for ages) pointed out that we really don't have a choice, I'd never even really thought about it. But it is true, we really don't...not if we wish to live.

When the Beatles sang "love is all you need", they were speaking the truth for once, although I'm sure that they had no idea what they were "really" singing about.

Most people don't really know what love is. Love is mentioned all the time, but Christ is one of few who really understood the meaning of the word, as He sacrificed His life for us. Now that is love.

I sang "Love is a stranger to many a man" on my latest cd since it seems to be very hard for us to really love each other on planet Earth. Due to this predicament we often forget that God loves us. We get so focused on not being loved in return, by those that we love with all our heart, that sometimes we don't even remember that God loves us with all His heart! What else really matters???

Photo © Caroline Antell, London.

God is always there for us.

How often do we thank Him for His tender mercies? Not often enough it would seem. We have a lot to be thankful for, just think back. All the possessions that you have, your health, your children etc. (whatever you have) all of us have "something" to be thankful for, some have more others less. There was a time in my life when I didn't even have food for weeks (in Finland), but I still had things to be grateful for.

Sometimes when I think of forgiveness, I remember the words of Jesus on the cross, when he told one of the seemingly "good for nothing" pirates on the cross beside Him "today you shall be in Paradise with me". I believe that this was said to demonstrate God's forgiving heart, and the fact that we, in ourselves can't do Jack to receive pardon. It is all a gift from Christ, a gift which we receive in faith.

 

Whatever you do, don't let the devil get you, Uncle Ben



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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.

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