Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 399 - 2007 09 29 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

90.000 Christians are TODAY in Concentration camps in North Korea and China!

And all people worry about are the monks in Burma... Naturally I'm sad for them. But they have brought everything upon themselves by worshipping Buddha and whatever.

God (whom they do not even believe in) has warned us time and time again through history NOT to worship any other gods (spirits). Still they sit there wasting their lives on man made rituals, afraid of the evil spirits who are torturing them, when the government isn't.

Photo © Fred Skymberg

The evil spirits are a reality especially in these Eastern lands, people are worshipping them out of fear. They haven't heard of the loving Lord I serve. The weird thing is that He is only a prayer away. Naturally we have spirits here also, but they are more laid back most of the time. They seem not to draaw much attention to themselves. It's just another tactic.

I've heard of people who prefer to sit in jail and witness to others about Christ, than to walk free.

That's what happens when Jesus sets you free, you don't really care where you are or what people do to you, because you know then, that they can't touch your soul no matter what.

It's a wonderful feeling being set free by Jesus, there is nothing like it. And naturally it's more than just a feeling, it's a reality. There is deep comfort in the Lord, a peace that the world can't offer.

 

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

Let me know if my Write has helped you in any way: Ben's private mail.

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).

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.

The PS II section.

Check out god.tv

If you'd like to donate any old or new crucifixes to me (I need lots of them for an art project), please send them to: BIG BEN, Box 325, FIN-65101 Vasa, Finland.

I've received no crucifixes so far, I wish Elvis was alive, he was generous :-)

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Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 398 - 2007 09 28 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

The works of man.

Photo © Fred Skymberg

In a way it's wrong to single out the Koran, since all other books of other religions are just as much inspired by satan. I haven't yet seen a single one that elevates Jesus Christ as the Son of God, and the King of Kings.

satan wants us to elevate ourselves.

Me as the Pöpe (I have nothing against the Pope personally, but I detest what he sands for)

It matters nothing to satan if we don't believe in him, because he knows that his days are numbered. His main goal is to discredit everything and anything that the Lord Jesus has done and is doing. As long as we don't believe in the works of Christ, satan wins, and we are damned for all Eternity.

Most religions mention Jesus as a prophet.

If Jesus was nothing but a prophet, then we'd all be damned to the fires of Hell.

On the roof of the mosques there is writing. I'm told it says: "God has no Son".

This is a statement straight from Hell (blasphemy), because if God has no Son (Jesus) then there can be no Salvation. In that case we are all doomed, because not one person on Earth is perfect or sin-free...not one. Not even I :-)

There is no need to "update" the Bible.

It is just as up to date now as it ever was.

You can't take portions of the Bible and build a religion around them. God warns us in His Word, not to change anything. If we do change the Bible it will become meaningless to God and us. Even if there is a hundred million of us standing by the religion we have made up, it will be totally meaningless. Even if we do it to "honor" the Lord it will be meaningless.

Our biggest problem is our ego, pride and self indulgence.

We want to party and have "fun" all the time. We want to live "in the flesh", just to fulfill our own lusts. We want nice cars, lot's of stuff and big houses. We seem to like to live for today with no regard for tomorrow. Let somebody else clean up the mess.

Then there's a frowning group of us who "think" that if we abstain ourselves from having "fun" that we will become "holier than thou" and deserve the "right" to a place in Heaven. This is also totally false.

Even if you sit on a sharp stick all your life, your only reward will be a terrible pain up your ass (or "bottom" UK)...

Jesus was nailed to a cross for your sins, he was pierced with a spear for your mistakes. He conquered death so that you might live as He rose from death.

Jesus still calls on everyone to receive His free gift of life. He will soon be back for the third time. Get your house in order, receive Him into your heart so that you can be one of the lucky ones to escape death, through Jesus you can live forever. I tell you the truth.

Here's a song I often sing when I'm gigging with The Holy Rollers

On the road 2 my Fathers house
music&lyrics: Benjamin Antell

There's a road up yonder to my Father's house
It's the only road I care to walk
You show me your mansions
and you show me your cars
I'm sure they're fine
but I'm not impressed
Show me a heart as pure and kind
as the heart of Jesus Christ
Show me but one...
but you can't and I sigh
On the road to my father's house

 

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

If you'd like to donate any old or new crucifixes to me (I need lots of them for an art project), please send them to: BIG BEN, Box 325, FIN-65101 Vasa, Finland.

I've received no crucifixes so far, I wish Elvis was alive, he was generous :-)

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Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 397 - 2007 09 27 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

Free Denis Goloze Wuluwulu!

My friend Denis Goloze Wuluwulu is still in jail in Congo (thanks to the Finnish government) , just because he happens to belong to the wrong clan, he was put in prison. Can you help what you are born into? I don't think so. Please pray for him that he and his brother are released. He has done nothing wrong.

Photo © Fred Skymberg

I heard yesterday that someone had read the Koran and the Bible in a Christian church!

What an incredibly crazy thing to do. The Koran has nothing to do with God, it's totally antichrist. Only an unbeliever or someone spiritually blind, could do something that crazy in a church of God.

The Koran or Qouran was written about 600 years AFTER the Bible!

That is why Mohammed copied names and such from the Bible, but he distorted everything, since he was not a Christian.

The message of the Koran is DEATH to all non Muslim people.

Read my lips (or the real Koran) DEATH! They just want to cut our heads off, turn on your TV if you don't believe me. Or go to an Arab country and watch them behead Christians or their own who have left Islam. They even kill little children in the name of Allah. I just heard of a little boy who was shot by Muslims 8 times in his belly and left to die, because he would not deny that he had met Jesus Christ the Son of God. A little child...

I'm sure that there are friendly Muslims as well, but what happens if they are ordered to fight for Islam, who will they listen to then, their Mulla or...? If a Muslim doesn't obey the powers that be, his own head might easily roll. The Qouran is a very violent religion. All religions are evil, even Jesus hates them, read the New Testament and you'll see. We need a personal relationship with God through Jesus, and no religions.

Why would somebody want to bring all that death an violence into the church?

Mohammed who made up Islam 600 hundred years after the Bible, was for some reason very mad at Jews and Christians. Christians to him were (basically) all non Jewish people.

He didn't seem to understand that the Catholics are far from Christians, with their Idol worship (praying to saints) etc. Mohammed saw us all as one big happy family...what a blunder.

The Catholics actualy helped the Muslim's in the early days, but then they got into a bit of a chin wag, since both religions wanted Jesrusalem...

Mohammed probably didn't understand that the world is full of people who don't know God from a rabbit, still he would call them Christians...since we all seem to have a sick need to label everybody.

Before I met God I was nothing, I had no faith in anything or anybody, I was like a leaf blowing in the wind, totally lost.

I know that there are true loving Christian Catholics too, even though the Catholic Church per se is an abomination to the Lord. Read the Book of Revelations if you don't believe me.

I have found that most people in the West who defend the Qouran, have never read the original version!

Put aside the Tourist versions and the Internet versions, and check out the real bloody deal. If people would actually read it they would change their minds pretty quick.

Others defend Buddhists as being "close to God".

How can a Buddhist be close to God, when they don't even believe in God?!? Please tell me I'd really like to know...not :-)

There is only ONE DOOR to God, and that is Jesus Christ.

That's what the Holy Spirit has told me, and I believe Him. Why would the Spirit of Truth lie to me? Man this world is in a mess. It keeps getting worse all the time, mostly because nobody really stops to think. And those who encourage us to think for ourselves, just want us to think like they do, like Metallica etc.

What do the guys in Metallica know?

Not a whole lot that's for sure. Check out their lyrics, they are clearly antichrist. So the end destination for all the members of Metallica is the dung heap called Hell, until Doomsday. Unless of course someone in the band decides to receive Christ into his life. That would give him Eternal life instead of Eternal damnation. Because Christ will receive any person who turns to Him with a mournful heart, just like he saved me the mother of idiots :-) That's just the way He is, loving and forgiving.

I love the guys who play in Metallica, but I feel sorry for them since their message is going to send them and many of their fans to the dunghill called Hell. I'd never buy their satanic records. They have the blood of many fans on their hands.

Once a guy asked me if I wanted to swap his Metallica black album for one of my own CD's, I naturally said yes, and after listening to the CD (I wanted to check out the lyrics) I crushed it and threw it away in the trash where it belongs. I really liked the music, but I can't listen to satanic lyrics, because they would feed me dirt subconsciously. I don't want to absorb unclean things into my spirit if I can help it.

If you have a bad consciense for listening to some ungodly band or bad movies, just stop listening/looking at them :-)

Our consciense is a great tool for us to discern right from wrong with. We who are born again however, also feel in our spirit when something is wrong. We don't need to hear the voice of God, it's enough if we feel uneasy about something. Just get rid of it and get on with your life :-)

Did you know that one in 45 Catholic priests is a Pedofile :-( ?

My rendering of the Pööp.

That's RELIGION for you. I personally think that Catholic priests who have molested children should be sent to labor camps for life, with no pardon.

I think it's an insult to both God and the victims that they are allowed to buy their way out. What is going to stop them from molesting children again?

What a shameful thing they have done. I think the Pope is a sick joke, I will never respect him as long as I live. Since the Pope stands behind his priests, the Pope is just as much a guilty pervert as the childmolesters themselves...

I have nothing against the Pope as a person, but I detest what he stands for. I wish he would get saved...

Don't just buy everything the priests say, "compare it" with the Word of God.

If it doesn't line up with the Bible, it isn't from the Lord. Pray, read the Bible and "listen". Ask the Lord whenever you are in doubt. Fast and pray for quicker answers, when you need to.

The Lord has been very good to me.

When I have emphasized that I need an answer real quick, because the question is very important to me, He has graciously replied on the spot. Not always, but many times. How about that for a loving God?

The churches need to kick out all priest who haven't accepted Christ as their personal savior!!!

They also need to rid themselves of all priests who don't have a personal calling, to do the job they are doing. Get rid of these false guys, they have no right to take the Lords name in vain.

Those who truly repent shall always be forgiven. Just as the Father would forgive anyone, so are we supposed to forgive anybody who sins against us. If we don't forgive, then satan wins and after all, he is the one who is behind all evil on planet Earth.

 

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

PPPS. If you'd like to donate any old or new crucifixes to me (I need lots of them for an art project), please send them to: BIG BEN, Box 325, FIN-65101 Vasa, Finland.

I've received no crucifixes so far, I wish Elvis was alive, he was generous :-)

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Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 396 - 2007 09 26 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

Science News: Space Shuttle STS-115,

September 2006... researchers found 167 genes had changed in the salmonella that went to space.

Photo © Fred Skymberg

This made me think of: that the Bible states that we will have new Heavenly bodies after we get to Heaven, wherever that is... Everything will be different there, for which I'm truly grateful. I know everybody will be happy there, sure it sounds like a a fairy tale but that was what the Earth was meant to be also El paradiso..

"eeek Mama" Photo © Fred Skymberg

Before the flood, I believe that there were no predators on the Earth.

The tigers etc. were all vegetarians. They had different teeth etc. Many of the carnivorous wild animals that were fossilized, were eating grass at the moment they died. I heard about this when I was a kid. The Earth was cursed due to sin, and everything hit the fan.

Here's a cool link I just found: http://www.chick.com/bc/2001/preflood.asp

I've heard a few people say that they don't want to go to Heaven.

I don't really understand how somebody can be that stubborn and dare I say dumb? To say no to something they know nothing about... I know God, and if He says it's a cool place, it's probably the mother of understatements. Besides there are only 2 alternatives, Heaven or Hell. After Hell people go to the lake of fire to die once more.

I don't know about you but I'm looking forward to getting to know God even more.

I want to know the secret of God, life, and everything. Since I've gotten to know the Trinity better I realize that I don't know them at all... It's weird, but there is just so much out there that our brains are way to small to take even a smidgen in.

God teaches me something new almost daily, but He's like a bottomless well.

The deeper you go, He's deeper still. There doesn't seem to be a bottom to the well of God. Last night He showed me stuff that I don't even dare mention, it's just too heavy. I don't know what to do with the info, I guess I'll have to wait and see.

Sometimes I think we have to hold back some stuff and think.

Will it benefit somebody or not? Will it hurt people or will it build them up? It's not always necessarily good to be blunt, like I often am since I just don't like to beat around the bush. Normally I like to be straight and just lay it all on the line, since life is short.

 

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

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Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 395 - 2007 09 25 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

Soon Jesus will return for THE T H I R D TIME!!!

Still there's a bunch out there who don't believe in Him. Somebody said once "on a sinking ship there are no Atheists", and it's very true. One of the passengers who left the Estonia liner before it sank, said that the last thing he saw was rows of people accepting Christ into their lives. They were saved in the last minutes of their earthly lives.

Why leave it to the last minute?!?

You can't know when your time is up, only the Father knows that. Fortune tellers haven't got a clue, they just don't know. In the Bible the Lord warns us to go to them, and to listen to their curses. That is what their predictions are, that's why they "sometimes" come true. Be careful for what you wish for.

I looked for God and I found Him.

Photo © Johan Sebastian Back

I think anyone who looks for Him will find Him, because that is what He promised in His word (the Bible). God is only a prayer away, I promise. It took me a month or two to find Him, I just kept at it. If you knock, the door will open.

 

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

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Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 394 - 2007 09 24 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

People slow down when I come rolling down the Highway in my Cam-mounted Hot Rod :-)

I guess they think I'm Gestapo, Interpol or the taxman out to get them.

People are often the same way about God. They live like the devil during the week, then on Sunday when they go to church they are Holier than thou :-) As if God was deaf and blind or something.

Orion Nebula trails of God © NASA, Aris Multimedia Entertainment 1991-3

I have a close relative who claims to be a 50/50 Christian.

Naturally it doesn't work that way. God would barf him out in a second (it's in the Bible). God doesn't like luke warm Christians. It's all or nothing, no Hypocrites are allowed inside the Pearly Gates. You'd be honest with God if you knew His feelings for you.

I can't wait to get there, to a place where yes is yes and no is no...if there are any reasons for any no's in Heaven.

 

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

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Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 393 - 2007 09 22 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

I don't know if Elvis is in Heaven...

My Mazda Sport 2.0 GTI with Canon mounted.

We can't know that, since kindness won't get us there, nor will good deeds. I hope he made it, because he was such a generous guy. Not many people are generous. Everything depends on if he received Jesus or not.

It's kinda weird how stingy people in general are.

But then again, just because someone is generous, does not make them heirs to Heaven. The only way to get there, is to receive Christ, since He has paid the ransom for our sins.

I remember what state my life was in

I was terribly disillusioned by all the crap that had hit the fan in my life. Then Jesus steps in and clears the table, wipes my slate and rocks my world...thank you Jesus. You did what nobody else could do, you gave me peace of mind, and something to look forward to.

I don't care if I die tonight, I know that I belong to Jesus and that He will look out for me no matter what. I don't care if somebody shoots me or cuts my head off, they can't touch my soul, that's the important thing! I've been bought and paid for by the Lord Jesus, hah...I'm untouchable!

Knock yourself out.

 

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

PPPS. If you'd like to donate any old or new crucifixes to me (I need lots of them for an art project), please send them to: BIG BEN, Box 325, FIN-65101 Vasa, Finland.

I've received no crucifixes so far, I wish Elvis was alive, he was generous :-)

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Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 391 - 2007 09 20 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

Don't be afraid to try God,

Photo © Fred Skymberg

He doesn't really ask anything of us when we "try" Him. Only that we try our best to obey His Word the Holy Bible (our personal manual).

He is only asking us to "try" Him, to see that He is good.

Some are afraid that God will send them to the North Pole or somewhere where they don't want to go. I can assure you of one thing, "if" God sends you there, after you have truly met the Lord, you will want to go there with all your heart. That's just how it works. And you will find happiness at the same time.

There is nothing like getting an assignment from the Lord.

© The Reinthal files 200km/hrs.

Being on a mission from God is cool. We are not all called to do missionary work. Some are supposed to be farmers, others store clerks, others again are supposed to be doctors etc. God needs all kinds of people to make the world go 'round. We are all however meant to share the Gospel in whatever way we can. We are supposed to save lives. That is something everybody is called to do.

We mustn't be ashamed of the Good News.

At the end of the day when we stand before the Throne, Jesus will be our defense attorney , as the prosecutor satan comes with his trumped up charges. We will have nothing to fear, if we have lived for the Lord.

Everybody builds some kind of career during their lifetime.

Photo © Fred Skymberg

If it's built for the Lord, we will be fine. If we have lived for ourselves all our lives, just doing what we thought was fun, plus some Samaritan work to clear our concience...we are in deep dodo. I'm not saying that a person like that will burn in Hell, he will be saved but" as if through fire". That's what the Bible states.

So give it your best shot.

Here's a song I'm working on.

Fear tatooed iris
© Benjamin Antell

The tracks are slowly fading
sister wind is diligently swaying
though the builders are long gone
and the ruins of the machine they built are fading

none of their works could save them
they were driven into the pavement
fists raised to the one who could save them
because their hearts were cold as the bell foreboding

they looked to their Gods to save them
the brass, the silver, the purest gold, AU24
science, technology
all the rubble
burst in the bubble

they said they could not conform
because the times were changing
but grass will be green and skies will be blue
no matter you, no matter who

the Word remains the truth won't flicker
no matter how the plot may thicken
the few who lent an ear left before the year
before the mountains crumbled into the sea they tumbled
before the wine flowed down the slopes of 'Geddon

in death they found no comfort
the reaper's scythe...discarded
as they ran from town to hamlet
fear tattooed iris

the sons were watching as the planet cindered
ashes to ashes word for word
thrice they warred and the trumpet mourned

it is finished.

 

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

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Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 390 - 2007 09 19 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

In spite of all progress in the world we are still in the dark ages.

Nile river delta © NASA, Aris Multimedia Entertainment 1991-3

Finland kicked out one of my friend Goloze Wuluwulu, he is in jail in Congo!

My friend is now in danger! Please pray for him and his family, Congo is not a democracy, It is very unsafe.

My brother Goloze Wuluwulu is a very kind soul, and he worked hard as an aide in local schools while he was here. I don't see why the Finnish goverment would have to deport someone that we have great use for. Finland is sending people to their death in many cases, I'm very ashamed of being a Finn-Swede in times like these.

I hope that president Kabila of Congo will show that he is an honorable man by letting my brother go.

I can come there next year, and play a concert as thanks :-)

Now 4 something completely different...

Shuttle over Earth © NASA Aris Multimedia Entertainment 1991-3

Most of our scientists live in a bubble, in a dream they've created because of their inability to open their minds. Sure we have figured out lots of things, but when the fundamentals are wrong, everything will eventually collapse like a deck of cards in the end.

A Few Reasons an Evolutionary Origin of Life Is Impossible
by Duane Gish, Ph.D.

Still nobody even knows how to truly calculate how old planet Earth is!

I find that very weird indeed. The scientists (many of them) seem to have a religious belief in Radiocarbon dating and many other things.Although the results are very random. Carbon dating seems to work somewhat in shorter time calculations, but when you go further back in time, the readings go off the wall. Still they cling to their results as if they were the truth. Even though there is proof that it is very inadequate.

Just for fun, if you have a fossil that you know has been fossilized during your lifetime, take it to a lab, and you'll see what crazy results they'll come up with :-)

Are there no bright minds out there, who can do proper math's???

Science might not be dead, but it sure smells weird.

 

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

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Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 389 - 2007 09 18 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

Killers,

I saw a stupid movie yesterday where a guy was going to kill himself and his girlfriend so that they could be together in eternity :-(

Something like that can never happen.

Once we die we go to different places depending on if we were born again or not. Those who are born again and take the Lord seriously will have nothing to fear, the rest will be damned forever and live to die once more. That's just the way it is. Everybody has been warned time and time again throughout the Bible.

Death is no escape, no easy way out for anybody, since it doesn't end there...there is a price to be paid. Jesus paid for our sins so we can go free, if we accept His gift of Grace.

Photo © Fred Skymberg

There is nothing "we" can do about "anything" after death, everything is up to God.

That's why it's so important to tell people about Christ, without Him there can only be damnation. And in Him there is great hapiness. Naturally there are ups and downs in most peoples lives on Earth, but to know that God is "here" is a wonderful thing. Besides He answeres prayers all the time, even totally impossible ones.

I'm happy in the Lord :-)

It's a wonderful feeling to be able to help somebody find God through Jesus, there is nothing like it. To be in God's presence every day is truly a blessing. Those who have never tried Jesus can never understand it. It's like really coming "home" for the first time.

I've noticed that when I obey God, I become "stronger" in the Spirit.

The anointing is usually automatically there when I pray for people these days. I'm very grateful to be blessed this way. It's important to obey when you feel in your spirit that you should pray for somebody etc. If you don't do it, the Lord might not use you the next time and this will cause you to dry up spiritually.

We can become useless to the Lord if we don't obey.

I'm not saying that He will abandon you, but you won't be under the anointing any more. I'd hate to lose what He has given me, so I will continue to obey.

From 1 Samuel 15:22
...To obey is better than sacrifice...

Even as people scorn me I will continue, because I just don't care what people say about me :-) The only thing that matters to me is that I'm OK with God.

Last week I met a guy who has been miraculously healed from MS!

Naturally you can't be healed from MS, luckily God doesn't seem to know that :-) Turns out the guy is a singer, I'll be comping him on my guitar in church tomorrow with Pontus. He is going to sing Amazing Grace and Nearer my God to Thee. I've never played those oldies before, they are very strong songs with a fascinating story to go with them.

Amazing Grace was written by a captain of a slave ship in dire straits. God saved the ship in a fierce storm as the captain prayed for help. Afterward he returned to Africa and let the slaves go free.

Amazing Grace

"Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me....
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, but now, I see.

T'was Grace that taught...
my heart to fear.
And Grace, my fears relieved.
How precious did that Grace appear...
the hour I first believed.

Through many dangers, toils and snares...
we have already come.
T'was Grace that brought us safe thus far...
and Grace will lead us home.

The Lord has promised good to me...
His word my hope secures.
He will my shield and portion be...
as long as life endures.

When we've been here ten thousand years...
bright shining as the sun.
We've no less days to sing God's praise...
then when we've first begun.

"Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me....
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, but now, I see.

Nearer my God to Thee was sung as the Titanic went down.

When the ship began sinking, some born again Christians left the life boats in order for unsaved people to leave. Since the Christians didn't have anything to lose they stayed aboard holding hands and singing Nearer my God to Thee as the orchestra played. So the story is told by a few survivors of the damned ship.

Nearer my God to Thee

Nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer to thee.
E'en though it be a cross,
That raiseth me
Still all my song shall be,
Nearer, my God, to thee
Nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer to thee.
Though like the wanderer,
The sun gone down
Darkness be over me,
My rest a stone,
Yet in my dreams I'd be,
Nearer, my God, to thee
Nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer to thee.
There let the way appear,
Steps unto heaven
All that Thou sendest me,
In mercy given
Angels to beckon me,
Nearer, my God, to thee
Nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer to thee.
Then with my waking thoughts
Bright with Thy praise
Out of my stony griefs
Bethel I'll raise
So by my woes to be,
Nearer, my God, to thee
Nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer to thee.
Or if on joyful wing,
Cleaving the sky
Sun, moon, and stars forgot,
Upward I fly
Still all my song shall be,
Nearer, my God, to thee
Nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer to thee!

 

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

PS. If you'd like to donate any old or new crucifixes to me (I need lots of them for an art project), please send them to: BIG BEN, Box 325, FIN-65101 Vasa, Finland.

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Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 388 - 2007 09 14 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

Dipping a baby in water is not going to give it access to Heaven when it's older.

Photo © Benjamin Antell

A baby automatically has access to Heaven, but when it grows up and gets a will of it's own, then it/he/she will have to decide which road to take, and get baptized in water and Spirit.

The baptism of infants is just another silly man made ritual.

Everybody has to decide for themselves if they are for or against Christ, there is no way around it. If a baby dies, it goes to Heaven, there's no doubt in my mind that it is so. But when a gown up who does not know Christ dies, he goes to Hell, either he is dipped in a bowl as an infant or not. Then after Hell or Hades as it also is called, he will receive his judgment on D day, and after that die again in the Lake of fire, which is called the second death.

Hmmm, let's see Heaven or Hell?

That's why it's so important that you decide today, where you want to go. Because you can't work your way to Heaven, nobody can. And if you're not for Christ you will suffer the consequence. It's your choice.

The bummer with Hell is that you'll have no say there, it'll be a terrible place where you have absolutely no say about anything. Nobody can imagine the horrors of Hell.

 

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

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Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 387 - 2007 09 13 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

The spirit of Hitler is back!

Freedom of speech is partly history for Christians in Europe! Christians are no longer allowed to place adds in certain papers and magazines! Will we soon be wearing stars with "C's" on them on our coats? (Christian is spelled with a K in Swedish)

200 million Christians in 60 countries are subject to persecution!

The British Secret Service MI6 in London, published an alarming report in the magazine Sunday Express Jun 19, 2007 revealing that some 200 million Christians in 60 countries around the world are at risk of suffering persecution according to CNA.

In Sudan thousands have been massacred.

Iraq, Turkmenistan, b, Tajikistan, North Korea, China, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Uganda are other countries where Christians are heavily persecuted.

North Korea have sent 50 thousand Christians to concentration camps, just like HITLER!!!

China has sent 40.000 to concentration camps!

Palestinian Christians are also in trouble due to Islam in the Middle East.

A weird story.

A friend of mine was asked to sing at a church in Vasa, Finland, since he is a Christian he was told NOT to mention God or Jesus. When he asked why, he was told that there might be people in church who don't believe in God, and they did not wish to offend them... Sounds like a story from a lunatic asylum, but it's true, I heard the conversation.

What's the point in going to church if you don't believe in God?!?

Another weird story.

My friend Pontus Back, who was an alcoholic for 15 years or so, was asked to come and tell his story about kicking the habit etc. Pontus was healed from a totally broken body due to his alcohol and drug intake. He even had incurable Cirrhosis of the liver.

The doctors at Vasa Central hospital gave Pontus 2 days to live (max), but God healed him WHAM BAM one night in the hospital! Jesus entered his room and the following day Pontus was supernaturally better.

An organization that works with alcoholics asked Pontus to come and tell his story, but since he is not allowed to mention God or Christ, what is the point??? The doctors couldn't heal him but Jesus did, so without mentioning God and Jesus there really is no story...

Things are getting rough in Europe, and satan is having a field day.

The devil is laughing his pants of at all atheists and others who don't believe in him. His main goal is to escort as many as possible to Hell, and he is doing a great job. Men are so easily fooled. Millions of souls are on their way to Hell, and their mission in life is crushed by satan.

God has a plan for everybody, and without God it can't come into fruition, in other words, it will never happen.

Without Christ: All the things you were supposed to do will be left undone. All the lives you were supposed to save are going to die in Hell. All the blessings you were supposed to bestow upon people will go unused. And satan will be laughing as he kicks your butt all the way to Hell.

The demons of pride are being exceptionally successful here in Europe, they are riding the suckers like there's no tomorrow...and there won't be a tomorrow for the unlucky ones.

God's been good to me.

I'm not perfect either (who is? :-), but I have a wonderful life, when you get to spend time with the Creator on a daily basis it can only be great. I don't claim to understand all the crap that happens now and then, but nothing much bothers me anymore since God is always around, and I know my final destination. God gives me the strength to go on no matter what.

If you feel lost or frustrated in any way, try God, He won't let you down...not ever.

 

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

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Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 386 - 2007 09 12 South Wartzor

 

Peace :-)

We pray and God heals.

Photo © Fred Skymberg

The glory belongs to God and nobody else. What is a saint? It is a person who has been given a title by men. Should we pray to saints? Of course not, they are/were merely men. You might as well pray to a frog, or what people in Sweden call a "groda" (grooda).

I never cease to be amazed at the different ingenious way in which we try to steal the Glory from the Father.

Photo © John Kendall

Some boast, "my prayers healed so-and-so", it's the old I, Me, Mine syndrome. George Harrison unfortunately gave his praise to Indian demi gods, but he wrote some pretty clever songs. I remember buying His triple LP All Things Must Pass, I thought that he had met the Lord, but to my dismay he was chanting Hare Krisna...which is one of 330 million Indian demi gods (evil spirits).

I have nothing against Hindus' but I detest their religion, it has nothing to do with the Creator. And yes, I have read the Bhagavad-Gita. A horribly shallow book mostly about evil spirits.

I mentioned HK (not the sausage factory) in my art catalogue MANIFESTAVISION back in 1975.

Some were offended when I told the story of a Hare Krishna dude who beat up a Christian Jew who was handing out leaflets. The reason why I mentioned it was due to the fact that, only the same week the leaders of Hare Krishna claimed that they would to hesitate to use nuclear bombs if necessary to convert the world to Hinduism. To me that is a statement only insane people can make. It was in the newspapers back in -75 in Sweden.

You can see parts of the Manifestavision exhibition on my site HERE (oil paintings) or drawings HERE..

Give God the Glory for His mighty acts!

 

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

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Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 385 - 2007 09 11 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

Why take advice from somebody who does not know the Lord?

Yap, yap, yap...Photo © John Kendall

A friend of mine who was looking for the Lord asked me for guidance...

And then, just to be on the "safe" side, he asked some guy who doesn't know the Lord from a frog, what he thought about my advice. Naturally nothing good came out of the discussion, and now my old friend is on his way to Hell, and his blood will partly be on the hands of the guy who talked him out of finding the Lord.

Eyes wide open shut.

Luke and Mark...Photo © Ben Antell

Anybody who talks someone else out of trying the Lord is in dire straits. I wish people would think before they condemn themselves and others. It often happens out of ignorance as well, although ignorance is no excuse.

A really crazy example.

Another friend of mine who's becom a Buddhist, went out into the desert with his guru. He said that his Guru was going to explain to him what Christianity is about. A Buddhist guru doesn't know the first thing about Christianity, if he did he would be a Christian instead!

How can a man without spiritual knowledge know something about the spiritual side?

There is no way! I had read the Bible partly before I met the Lord, but I didn't understand anything, except the obvious Ten Commandments etc. I only read it as a book, and you can't do that. When you have the Holy Spirit as your Helper, you understand the scriptures for the first time.

The Bible is not an ordinary book, and the first time you read it you will see one thing and the second time something else, and the third time...

Photo © Fred Skymberg

It's not about the intellect, it's about what God reveals to you at the time you read it. God will reveal one thing today and another thing tomorrow. You can read the same chapter today, and the Holy Spirit can point out something that you have never seen before, and then tomorrow He might point out something completely different that you did not see yesterday, even though it's the same chapter.

It feels like the Holy Spirit is playing around with a flashlight or something, it's really supernatural.

Every day God teaches me something new through my Helper the Holy Spirit. It just happens since I'm constantly seeking His council. This world doesn't interest me all that much anymore, sure it's beautiful and interesting in some ways, but the more I learn to know God, the rest fades.

There is nothing on Earth that holds a candle to my Lord.

He is my main Man, my Everything. Without Him I'd be lost, like I was...a total fool, blind as a bat heading for disaster...eyes wide open shut.

Don't be a loser like I was, try Him, you'll NEVER regret it, man was I stupid...

 

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

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Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 384 - 2007 09 10 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

Don't try drugs, if you haven't so far!

Drugs just mess up your brain and they will eventually destroy your life. Drugs are only a way for people to try to escape their problems. Drugs don't work, I know hundreds of people who have tried, not one of them walked away from drugs unhurt.

Smart drugs? "pull the other one"...

Many of my friends went crazy and killed themselves, others died of young age due to complications that occur when you mess around with drugs. Some of the ones who are still alive, are pretty much like Zombies. Many of them have BIG plans and sit around thinking about the same things they thought about in 1970...nothing happens, they haven't done a thing in their entire lifetime. Soon they will die from their drug abuse without having done anything creative their entire lives. I wouldn't call that living. Some get their life totally wrecked or even die, the first time they try drugs!

The weirdest thing...

Photo © Fred Skymberg

When God's power falls on me it feels like the high I used to get from alcohol, but it's much, much, much stronger, and I have no hangovers. If my friends would have tried God instead of drugs, probably all of them would be alive and healthy today. They would have interesting lives, and they probably would have highs through the Holy Spirit (the Comforter) that are greater than the ones they got through simple drugs!

Drug abuse is just one of the devils tricks to turn people away from God.

The old devil (satan) tries to copy everything that God does, but he's more like King Midas (from the fairy tale) in reverse though. Everything King Midas' touched turned to Gold, but everything the devil touches turns to crap. Through the use of drugs he can induce something that is a very bleak copy of what God can do for you.

If you would try God, you'd have NO need whatsoever for drugs.

God can give you all the highs you need, all He asks for in return is your heart. I'm not talking about basing your life on feelings, like some Christians claim. The highs I get when I'm with the Lord are only natural, because God is full of supernatural power, and when I'm close to Him I get saturated by it. It is the most wonderful thing in the world, and I love Him for sharing.

He is here in my studio right now, and I love Him so much. I wish with all my heart that you would get to know Him too. He just came I gotta go, later.

 

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

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Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 383 - 2007 09 09 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

Everyone should see THE PASSION, by Mel Gibson.

Sure it's a violent film, but I'm sure that Jesus was treated even more badly in reality! People can be very cruel, especially if satan grips their hearts. The crucifixion of Christ was the result of a spiritual war.

I see no other reason for all the violence. The hate that drove the Jewish priests and the mob to crucify Christ was supernatural.

I don't think that any "sane" person can watch the movie without realizing that there is more to it than meets the eye.

Christ paid for our sins in full, because we are unable to do so ourselves. Without Christ there can be no afterlife. Without the blood of Christ, we would all be doomed to Hell, and then to the Lake of Fire, as depicted in the Book of Revelation in the New Testament.

Some call me a fundamentalist, because I'm a true follower of Christ.

I don't care what you call me. Atheists, scientists and other "religious" people are just as much fundamentalists as anyone else. Anyone who blindly subscribes to an idea or a religion without proof is a fundamentalist. Most people just choose an idea to follow, and speak of it as being the truth, when it's nothing of the sort...

I don't see myself as a "fundamentalist", I'm simply a follower of Christ. I would not follow Him if I didn't know Him on a personal basis, because religion stinks.

A personal faith has nothing to do with religion!

Companionship with Christ on a daily basis means everything to me. Through Christ I can speak to God directly, I don't need to go through any priest or nothing, I can go directly to God's throne and say what is on my mind.

God loves me so much that He takes the time to listen, I have no idea how He manages to do so with billions of other people praying at the same time, but the main thing is that He can pull it off and He does :-)

I'm not at all interested in religion or theories, I'm only interested in the truth.

Nobody else holds the whole truth other than Christ. No other "gods" or spirits have ever done anything positive for me, and they can't. Sure satan can make me prosper here on Earth, but what good would that money be to me in the afterlife? It would be totally meaningless. Get behind me satan.

 

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

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Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 382 - 2007 09 08 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

I'm on the road with Pontus J. Back (Holy Rollers). Utterö, Sundom tonight 1800 hrs.

Photo © Fred Skymberg

 

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


Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 381 - 2007 09 07 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

Bad memories are like chewing gum in your hair.

Photo © Fred Skymberg

My past is crammed with bad memories and deceit. Stuff like that can easily drag or slow you down. Bad memories are like old chewing gum in your hair. It's important to forgive and forget ASAP.

Wallowing in the past can destroy your future.

I've fallen victim to my old sorrows a few times, it's ugly business. When I pray to God to help me forget, it normally helps for a while, then I need to pray again after a while. Although I've tried my best to put everything behind me, the snake of deceit creeps up on me from time to time.

I decided yesterday to really stand my ground against the past.

I'm not going to let the past hound me any more. It's a bit like sin, naturally there is sin in my past too, but I've managed to leave it be, since God has promised in His Word that He will forget our sins if we ask Him for forgiveness and repent.

Being forgiven is a real high.

Josh on a plate, Photo © Fred Skymberg

My conscience is clean and God has given me a clean slate, now it's up to me what I use it for. I had an uncle that told me that "it can't be that easy". It really is! Since we can't do a thing ourselves to get to Heaven. All we need to do is receive the gift prepared for us by Jesus Christ, the ruler of the Universe. He has paid our ticket in full with His life.

 

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


Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 380 - 2007 09 06 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

Would you die for your friends?

Photo © Fred Skymberg

Jesus died for complete strangers...He gave His life for you. What a guy! He knew that He was and is the only way to God. What a bummer to have to die for a bunch of dorks. Jesus just forgave everybody, even those who took His life.

Photo © Fred Skymberg

Pride never entered His life while He did the walk.

And now He has the name above all other names, God has raised Him up as King. Every knee will bow for Him as He returns to Earth in bodily form again.

El Doorrito grande. Photo © Fred Skymberg

I urge you to receive Him now before it's too late, you don't know if you live 2morrow. If you haven't received Him into your heart before you die, you will never see Heaven, no matter how "good" you have been, it's just not possible. Jesus is the only door, He told me so in person and I believe Him.

Don't take my word for it, try Him and He will reveal Himself to you.

 

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


Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 379 - 2007 09 05 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

Don't tell God to push off until you've tried Him!

Photo © Fred Skymberg

At least give Him a chance, that's all He asks, He wants to prove Himself to you. If you are honest in trying Him, He will not let you down.

I would not be online writing about the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit if I didn't know them.

Why would I? I'd have no reason in the world to do so. I'm not in it for the money or anything trivial like that. I'm just doing what the Father asks me to do, to tell you about Christ (the only door to God).

Since I received Christ into my life, I changed into another person in an instant, the old me disappeared. The selfish bastard in me left the building, and I felt that I had a clean slate. Naturally I'm no angel (who is?) but the Lord has been scrubbing my brain for a long time now, most of the grime is gone...or is it :-)

I know I'll never be perfect, but I'm working on it :-)

Give your money/help to the poor, there are thousands of organizations working all over the world, giving thirsty people water and food, others are building shelters etc.

Don't forget to try God (it's nothing for sissies).

You have to mean what you say, and say what you mean when you talk to God. He will not take any nonsense. You are either in or out. You will never regret receiving Christ into your life, I know this from experience.

 

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

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Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 378 - 2007 09 03 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

I've mentioned Iggy Pop before, talking about love as being overrated.

Photo © Fred Skymberg

I don't hold grudges or anything like that, because God told me ages ago to forgive and forget but... I think I understand Mr.Pop in some ways.

During my lifetime, most...if not everybody who have claimed that they "love me", have let me down at one time or another...so far. I guess people are like that. Most people will "forget" what they have said after they have got what they want, I guess most people are like that. This is certainly my experience, and I've been around the block a few times. I met God in 1975. I'm not bitter or anything, I'm just stating the facts.

At the same time I do believe that it's important to say "I love you" to people "if" you really mean it. I would not use the phrase lightly though.

God is different.

He will never let anybody down, so don't feel bad when people turn their backs on you, it's just human nature. God has never let me down, and I don't blame Him when things go wrong, why should I?

We often put ourselves in weird situations, we mostly have ourselves to blame. Greed or want is often the reason, we want more than we can afford. It's much better to ask God to show us His will for our lives, that will spare us most our grief.

This world is in a mess and it's going to Hell.

That's just how it is, we (man) are greedy and that is what put us in the boat were in. We rob the poor countries of the world, steal their gold etc. and even kill the people. Shell Oil hung 12 black men once (I think it was in the 90's), just for criticizing Shell when they dumped waste all over the place. I witnessed the hanging on Swedish television, and nobody cared...

Stuff like this goes on daily in the world and it's all hush hush.

I remember a small tribe who found gold on their land. Naturally they were evicted by some large corporation and some of them were even murdered. We have a lot to be ashamed of, but most people are too greedy to even understand it, or care...

sad but true.

 

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Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 377 - 2007 09 02 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

Photo © Fred Skymberg

This chair reminds me of the time when I first met God...

 

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Benjamin Antell, Live @ Sandö, Wasa.

I'm really not trying to put anyone down with my Write.

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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