Happy Easter: Jewish Passover & The Last Blood Moons

Jewish celebrations are times of fun and enjoyment for Gods historical people. But is there more to the modern celebrations? Is there meaning in the dates and times of this Jewish ceremony?

The Jewish Passover is a very important event for the Jews. It’s a time to celebrate Gods faithfulness to Israel, as we remember the time he brought them out of the land of their slavery known as Egypt. They celebrate with symbolic foods like bitter herbs and wine to represent pain and suffering ect. It’s also Easter for us, the time when we remember the day Jesus died and the time he rose again. But there is something astonishing about these events this year and through the coming next year and how they tie into natural world events involving the “blood moons.” The Blood Moons are carefully orchestrated around the dates of the Jewish celebrations like Passover and Sukkot over the next year and this year. But how can it be? It’s just nature. Well that’s the point. The Jewish calendar has not been altered or changed at all, this is where the conscience gets a little too strange…
What are the “Blood Moons”?

The Blood Moons are literal red coloured moons that can be seen in the sky. So how does thus link you may ask? A lot of research has been carried out by the space association NASA involving these blood moons. The have been observed and watched these past months, there were two scheduled for this year, 2014. In biblical terms, these blood moons are signs from God and have been mentioned and predicted in Joel 2:31 “the sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon into blood before that great and terrible day of the Lord.” So from this we gather that blood moons are a representation of the last days, a warning that God is soon to return. Now this clearly states what is happening here, but the coming link is just fascinating…
The Jewish Passover for this year began on 14th April at sunset, this is when the first blood moon was seen! You may think that’s just an amazing coincidence? I think not! The next blood moon is set to be seen later this year, with another two in 2015. Now interestingly, the blood moon set for this year will fall on the 8th of October, in the exact time of the second Jewish celebration called Sukkot, also know as the Feast of Tabernacles. Now that’s two totally random blood moons falling on Passover (already been seen) and Sukkot. This is NOT a coincidence.

Further Blood Moons In 2015

There are two more blood moons set to be seen in 2015. Astonishingly, these just so happen to fall on the Jewish ceremonies again! One will again fall on Passover 2015 and Sukkot 2015! This is really something. After these, there will be no more for 100 years. So we have four blood moons, (one already gone) all fitting the exact times of Jewish ceremonies and celebrations. In 2015, we will see the blood moons set over the world, at these special times in Jewish culture, which is an amazing event!

So what does this mean?

Blood moons always signify a world event to happen with Israel or illustrate a big change in the world systems. For example, in 1492, a blood moon was seen and later the Jews were expelled from Spain and there are more to name. God uses these signs in the sky to warn his people an event will take place, to remind them that he is always with them. So from these amazing signs, we can expect some major activity to happen in Israel or around the world within the next year. The final Blood Moon set to take place in 2015 on Sukkot, is a really special one. The Moon is going to be at the closest point of proximity to the earth, something that is amazingly unusual. Could this be another big sign from God? I think so. All these signs are alerting and directing us to the day of his coming and the rapture of his people, that’s why this is so important for people to take in and be knowledgeable about. Keep reading the Blogs Guys…

 

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The voice in the Alley: Crying out for change

He stood and stared into the darkness with bloodshot, sunken eyes. His body stagnant with the tiredness of life. The sudden welling of water in his eyes made him seem scared and alone as a tear fell down his wrinkled cheek. “I love you”, a voice like rushing water surrounded him like a flood. The alley seemed mysterious as it made dark shapes. This voice was suddenly recognised. He knew this was God.

Previously…

There he was in the street, shouting and swaying as he staggered out the bar. All his friends seemed to go away as the night dragged on. He was left alone. In the dead of night city lights, he wondered out toward his home. A blurred image approached him and then went away like a passing car. “Come back!” he slurred, lights seemed to fade away and merge together into one darkness. Then black. He woke the next morning with the sound of rushing cars outside his flat window and the familiar smell of city life. His head thumping in his skull. The light hurt his eyes, the feeling of loneliness and confusion lingered and held its place in the room. His clothes, drained in alcohol from the night before. He waited. He lay there for a while, thinking if he had a place in the world, why he had such an empty feeling everyday he woke, why he hated himself so much, he tried desperately to drink himself to death.  These thoughts seemed to rush around in his mind like a furious hurricane, it later calmed, interupted by the beeping of cars outside.

He dragged himself out his chair and stared vaguely at the four walls that surrounded him. “Jason!” Someone called him and banged on the door. He rubbed his head with his battered hand. “John!” Then more banging. “What?!” He finally answered and made a slow move to the door. Latch by latch he unlocked it and a familiar face was seen through the portrait gap. When John realised who it was, his heart sunk in his chest and his palms became sweaty. The mans face was narrow and stern as he frowned impatiently. He wore a black cloak-like coat and a brown winter scarf. The man pushed his way in and commanded his attention with his actions. “What did I tell you?” He got straight to the point, didn’t waste any time. Looking swiftly at his watch, he brushed his hair with his long hands. “I don’t have time for this, I told you, you had five days. You blew it. You don’t care, so neither do I. Your out today.” Life stopped around John and his heart with it, he tried to sync the sound with his lips, but time seemed to stay still in that moment. “But you said I had more time,” his voice crumbled into a timid shudder. Silence. The man looked at John as if it were code. His eyes went right through him and stared viciously into the wall behind. He was nothing. At least that’s how he felt. The man got up out the bruised chair and made his way quickly out the room. John watch him hopelessly through the window as he disappeared into the bustling city street. John took a few moments. He rubbed his tired eyes and tried to come to terms with the truth as he cradled his weak head in his hands.

immediately, John packed his tattered bag with what he had left and rushed out the door. As he made his way down the flights of stairs, he noticed eyes watching him through one of the corridor windows. Feeling embarrassed, he continued out into the street. Where was he going? He didn’t know, he just walked and walked for hours, the city changed around him as it became dark and rowdy. The lights called him into the tempting nightlife, but now that didn’t seem to matter to him anymore. He wasn’t lured into the drunkenness that helped him waste his life away. Instead, he made his way through the lights into a familiar park he had once been in. The way seemed clear, although the surroundings were deceiving and dark. He entered, there was a small shelter which he spotted. It seemed bleak, but safe.

Carefully preparing his sleeping bag, he now felt the cold tugging his hands and feet like a child. The stars seemed mysterious and the night uncaring. Hunger began to cry out like a deafening silence that couldn’t be ignored, but it had to be. Then, he noticed a piece of broken glass not far from where he lay. “Go on,” he heard a strange, yet quiet whisper, like a hissing snake, telling him to end it all. “It will be easy.” The darkness played games with his mind as it came and went like the tide. It seemed like an easy way out. Not questioning the origin of the voice, he grabbed the slate of glass and began to cut.

A large drop of blood fell on the cold concrete. Then another. Pain rushed to his wrist a little after.

He stopped. “I can’t,” he whispered. “I can’t” the whisper turned into a distressed cry, it echoed around and the birds fled from the surrounding trees into the night. John began to weep and his soul released his sadness, he wailed himself to sleep.

Then tugging, “Hey.”

He felt someone pulling him from his rest. A man, like him, alone and anxious looking. The stench of alcohol reached his nose. “Hey, this is my spot, you’re in my spot.” The man insisted. It was still dark, John felt worn out and overwhelmed. “What did you do to yourself?” the guy slurred as he observed the redness around his wrist and the stained blood on the cold concrete. “It’s nothing,” John began to gather himself together, not wanting to resist. He covered his wrist and started out again as he walked from the park with the mans silhouette slowly disappearing in the darkness. The man stood and stared back as far as he could see into the distance. John walked past the park rails and back into the city streets. He paused for a while, the sound of cars and clubs ringing in his ears. He then came across an alley…

Turning in, he felt he wanted to be alone. He stood and stared into the darkness with bloodshot, sunken eyes. His body stagnant with the tiredness of life. The sudden welling of water in his eyes made him seem scared and alone as a tear fell down his wrinkled cheek. “I love you”, a voice like rushing water surrounded him like a flood. The alley seemed mysterious as it made dark shapes. This voice was suddenly recognised. He knew this was God. God compiled his life into a snapshot in a split second before his eyes. His life had suddenly changed forever.

This is just a short story of how Life-changing God is. There are loads of real-life stories like this one, where God has broken drink problems, drug problems, emotional issues ect in people’s lives. This short story is about someone giving up and being at their last resort in life. God knows us fully and he wants the best for us. If we let him into our lives and commit ourselves to him, he will take us into his hands, forever. Thanks for reading, hope you enjoyed the story. Keep your eyes peeled for the next post!

What are you listening to? : The Deeper Insight to Music & Praise

Does listening to your favourite song instantly change your mood? Want to know the real purpose and effect of this beautiful paradox? This is worth a read…

Music was initially created by God as a method of praise and glorification, but do we know the full effects it has on our minds, subconscious thoughts and spirits? I don’t think we do. In order for us to understand, we have to go into the history of this powerful method. Lucifer, also known as the devil, was the archangel of music. He was so beautiful in his talent that he had pipes in his chest that created a wonderful sound, I presume it would be the most idyllic thing we ever heard. After all, God created him! However, after satan was cast out of heaven onto the earth, he began to use his talent once used for good, for evil. Why do we hear such negative messages in our modern music today? That explains it. The devil has been using music, once his glory for god, to destroy and confuse the mind of people today. Numerous suicides have been committed by listening to an influential song. Is this a coincidence? Does listening to music instantly change your mood? Of course; this is not a coincidence. Music is a powerful tool that can be used to negatively enter and access our minds or to positively praise god.

Subconscious effects

Being a musician myself, I am so thankful for my musical gifts god has given and I am fully aware of the effects music has on my subconscious mind. Being a psychology student previously also helps! The subconscious mind is always active, it never stops or sleeps. This is a paradox, its good for your mind to be awake all the time, but at the same time, this means that much attention has to be paid to what actually goes into your mind. Here’s an analogy for you. Ok, so you’re in your house and your front door is always open. It’s getting chilly, so you go upstairs. Does this mean the cold isn’t still getting in? No, not at all. In the same way, we might listen to a song with a really bad message and think Oh its fine, I’ve turned it off. It doesn’t end there, it seeps into your mind and it gets stored in the form of our thoughts and feelings. Just because you’ve gone upstairs doesn’t mean the cold isn’t still coming in. We need to shut the door and stop letting the cold of negative and unhealthy signals enter our minds. Being a musician and a christian, I listen to a lot of classical (helps me with my pianist creativity and composing) and christian praise music. What you feed your ears with is what you feed your mind and spirit with and we have to make sure we aren’t making any mental gaps for the devil to access. Classical is a big thing for me and I’ve always loved it. Its beautiful and makes me feel more at peace with myself and god. It’s also instrumental so there is no verbal influence from the world.

The influence on our new generation

Young people today are becoming more careless and reckless. It’s everywhere. Does music play a role in this? The answer is yes. Pop/mainstream music seems to be the most common genre today. But what is the main message it carries with it? It says “do what you want with whoever you want when you want,” It says, “have a good time and don’t think about the consequences!” Isn’t this what we see from day to day? Of course, and music has played a vital, yet silent role here. It is so subtle, no one expects the amount of impact it has on us! We need to be watchful, as the bible says, “watch and pray” Matthew 26:41, so that we can recognise the damaging effects that are thrown into our minds through negative music and media. We are dealing with the devils speciality, so we need to approach it with wisdom, godly wisdom. Don’t presume that just because you’ve deleted a song from your MP3 that it has no effect on you anymore because it does. So you might say, Ok, I’ve been influenced by negative music and I want to stop. To do this, we need to purify our minds by the reading of the holy word of God (“be transformed by the renewing of your mind” – Romans 12:2 ) and listening to positive, peaceful messages through christian music or wonderful instrumentals. Give your mind some detox and see how your thoughts and feelings begin to change with time.

The freedom of Praise

Praising God is a powerful thing. You might think, How does this help me? Praise lifts the spirit and opens the mind to be in close contact with God. I’m not talking about just singing a hymn with no feeling or meaning, I mean really opening yourself up to Jesus with sincerity. When you believe with all your heart what you sing, it unlocks an amazing spiritual power that uplifts you and gives you special power from the father. Even when things are not going well for you, it’s so important to continue to praise and thank God. Why? Because that’s where maturity and understanding is gained. We need to live in peace, knowing that God is always in control of what happens in our lives, as long as we permit him to be. When everything is going crazy around  us, we have to maintain a peace of mind that is stronger than any circumstance that comes to us and we can do this through praise. There are even some christians that don’t understand this concept yet, I pray you do.

Is God Real? What the Scientists didn’t tell you…

Do you question if there is a God? Do you think science is the answer? Are you fixed on atheist and scientific explanations or just curious about our existence?

In the beginning, you might say, there was science. Logical right? Because space revolves around science. But what if I asked you to take your mind back to how space came about? Would you be able to explain it through the laws of science? Was there a “big bang” before the “big bang?” Let’s say there was, then how did the first big bang begin? The point I’m trying to make is, for science to be an explanation for existence, there has to be a start to it, I’m sure the laws of science didn’t create itself.

God, the creator of Science

People tend to think that christians don’t believe in Science, but it’s not true, the fact is God created science and it’s just a small part of his intellectual influence. In order to explain our existence, we have to stop relying on hypothesis’ that don’t include a higher influence. Just think about us for example, I can’t look at a grown man and say he created himself, there is no such thing as a mother or father, that would be bizarre, anyone would tell you, your crazy, the man cannot make himself out of thin air. So why is our existence any different? The truth is, it isn’t. We are so baffled at how we came to be here, scientists have spent years and years just trying to find the answer and it’s staring everyone in the face. There are things that are unexplainable like our anatomy, our design and structure, for example the human eye is not replicable. It’s that complex and infinitely put together, each microscopic part fitting effortlessly together like clockwork, it seems impossible to presume it came out of a big bang? The position of our planet is actually a perfect distance from the sun, if it was any closer to the sun we would burn to death, and further away and we would freeze to death. Doesn’t this suggest another influence much more greater and powerful than us to place everything so perfectly? This is too much of a coincidence, that the word was created by a nameless explosion and then something else happened, then boom, we just turned up here. I’m quite a logical person and it just doesnt add up. The bible says, “Seek and you will find” Matthew 7:7, this explains mans curiosity to find God. If you really are looking for the answer, you will find it in Jesus Christ. Ask him if he exists if you have doubts he will answer, you will find salvation. You have nothing to lose.

What does the Bible Say?

People tend to think the Bible is just a collection of made up stories told to children at Sunday school right? Well that’s where you couldn’t be more wrong. (Also known as Gods word) the bible is a completely factual and historical book, recording real events that happened thousands of years ago and not to mention things that are happening now and things to come in the future. The bible is so relevant to todays world it’s scary, another thing people seem to misunderstand. You might say, the bible is just an old book written by some guy that thought God was real. Well that’s also wrong, the bible was written by holy men of God, that had an unbreakable and deep relationship with him, but it had the full and undivided influence of God. God used his people to write the Bible, however, that doesn’t take away from the fact that it is his words, written in spirit and truth.

How the bible relates to todays world

Do you notice the way society lives today? Do you recognise earthquakes and weather changes, more frequent wars and rumours of them and the love of self/vanity and money being rammed into people’s mind through the media? Well we do too. The bible says in 2 Timothy 3:2 “For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revelers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful…”We live in a world where we have to look good, we have to have money, as many parties as possible ect. We see this in the new generation all the time. Times are getting more reckless, and God knew this would happen so he warned us in the bible through the above verse (and others). Matthew 24:7 says “For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.” There have been more issues with the worldwide weather and it’s getting worse, not to mention the constant headlines about wars that are happening and rumours of them. So what does this mean? All these things are signs that God is desperately trying to warn us about. These sign indicate the “last days” or times of the world. God is coming back to earth, but not before these things shall pass (also in the bible). We need to take notice of these warnings and listen to Gods voice. Now is the time to cling closer to him, before the day of judgment comes, because it is coming, and it is inevitable. In Many of these last time world events, Israel, Jesus’ earthly home will be the centre of the action, so keep a lookout for events/wars happening here! (Already taking place!)

Over to you…

You might think, I’m already a good person, I would go to heaven anyway or even if God is real, what’s it to me? First, we need to understand the importance of sin and how we can recognise it, however big or small in our daily lives because all sin is unacceptable to God. Here’s a few questions that will help you to think about this deeper, answer these in your mind. Have you ever told a lie? What do you call someone who lies?Have you ever stole something in your life? What do you call someone who steals? Have you ever looked at a girl or guy in a sexual way? This is called being lustful. Have you ever called the God’s name in vain? This is called blasphemy. Now all of these are sins that God cannot accept into heaven. So by your own judgement here, if you have answered any of these as yes, you have sinned against God. We are ALL sinners and we ALL make mistakes even as christians, but the difference is we accept Jesus Christ as our lord and embrace the fact that he died for our sins, so we didn’t have to go to hell and suffer for eternity. Jesus loves us and cares about where we will spend our eternity, wether it be heaven or hell and he wants us to make it to heaven. You have the proof that he’s real, if your still not convinced, just ask him to reveal himself to you, go on! You have nothing to lose and I guarantee you will not be disappointed! God is real and he is coming back to judge the world so I want you to be ready for this. If you are not sure about how to start, comment on this page and ask for help, I will be more than happy to help you through this, you are not alone. It’s now up to you to decide where you will spend eternity.

 

 

Having a Personal, Reliant Relationship with God

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Have you ever really thought about your relationship you have with God? Have you ever thought about how valuable it is to you? Could you go for days or weeks without speaking to God?

If so, I want to you to think about the kind of relationship you are maintaining with your heavenly father. In these times, we must learn to draw even nearer to God and speak/pray to him on a daily basis; “give us this day our daily bread” Luke 11:3. This scripture refers to God being a part of our daily lives. Think of this as an ongoing partnership, don’t think God is just for Sundays and the rest of the week is for me. This is how we must live to survive, especially in these last days. God doesn’t want us to be the kind of christians that go to church on Sunday and then forget about him the rest of the week, or pray to him only when something bad happens to us. He wants us to learn to depend on him for everything, from what we wear to what we say, to what we think. If you continue to live without sincerity and faithfulness towards him, you will lose the opportunity to be called into heaven when the time comes.

We have to be careful that we are not “lukewarm” christians. You’ve probably heard the phrase, this is when christians go on and off God, they lack consistency. The bible says in Revelation 3:16 “But since you are like lukewarm water, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth!”As this verse in found in Revelation, it highlights the relevance to the time period. This scripture is relating to people who are lukewarm in these times, (although it was a warning for people in the past too). When you think about it, are you truly a christian? If you are not sure, here’s how you can check yourself…

i. do you pray/speak to god everyday?

ii. do you read you bible everyday?

iii. do you praise god regularly?

iiii. do you tell others about god?

If the answer to these questions is no, then you NEED to change this as soon as possible! This is a dangerous place to be in, as you are not living depending on God. But don’t worry, you can get to that place you need to be with discipline and commitment! Personally, I was previously like this, I was a christian all my life, but I didn’t fully understand that being a christian is about your personal link with God. I’m 18 now but in my younger years, my mother explained to me the importance of having a personal dependence on God day-to-day, not week to week or month to month. I then began to understand, around the age of 15 how I had to live as an individual living in unison with God. It took time, but now I understand that I can’t go a day without praising him, thanking him, praying or speaking with him.

When God comes, he will hold you accountable for what you have done, not for what you and your family have done, or what you’ve done with the church. It’s just you and him and you need to be confident in what you have done and how you’ve performed in this life. Concerned that you haven’t done enough? Well start now! It’s time to show God that we are committed, trustworthy and faithful to him, like he has always been to us.

Learning to Live With Jesus

Do talk in your mind? We all do it don’t we? The difference is I speak to Jesus everyday about everything. This is a way you can begin your lifelong personal and regular relationship with him. Let him know that you need his input for everything and that you care about his word in your life. You might think, I have some silly things to say, it doesn’t matter, God is always open to what his children have to say because he loves and cares for us and what we think.

Use the bible as a daily Guide

God has given us the most valuable tool he could have given to us, the bible! His words are recorded for us to read whenever we want! Just think about how lucky we are to have every word Jesus spoke in a book. Can you imagine how much power that holds? God knows this, that’s why he left it to us, to help and empower us. Don’t take it for granted, start reading daily. If you are unsure where to begin, start reading Matthew or Psalms and ask God to open your mind to understand his word. The only way we can get where we want to be is by being cleansed as it were, by the holy word of God. We have to have in word in our minds and hearts, blocking the evil and unholy thoughts we have from day-to-day. “Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind” Romans 12:2.

The key to growth is consistency
Imagine you are knitting a hat, you knit one day, then leave it for weeks, then start again. Over time, you forget how to do it right? It’s the same with god. If you keep stopping and starting your relationship with him you will lose the skills and power you have. It’s time my friends to make a solid join to the father and it needs to get stronger as we get closer to his coming. Now is not the time to be playing with your life, wondering if you should pray or read today or not. Now is the time to be on fire for god, the time for our spiritual walk to advance on a personal level!

Being reliant links with being watchful
In these last times it is imperative that we are watchful. We need to be watchful of everything, how we behave, the news and media, the signs in the way the world behaves. “For in the last days, men shall be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revelers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy” 2 Timothy 3:2 He always gives us guidance and things to look out for, he encourages us to keep our eyes peeled. Mark 13:33 says “Take heed, keep on the alert; for you do not know when the appointed time will come.” If you’re not sure what I mean, Jesus is eager for us to get it, to understand the times we are living in and what it means. If we are not watchful, we will slip into the easy, deadly slumber of the devil. The devil wants us to not think about the times we are living in and how close the father is to returning for us. He wants us to say “we have loads of time, God isn’t coming any time soon!” My friend, that is the worst possible mistake to make, time is too short to make any time to look back at the temporary meaningless offers this world gives. Being watchful shows our diligence and willingness to follow and stay close to god.

Where do we start?
If you believe that Jesus died for you but you’re feeling like you don’t really have a place, or know what to do, I want you to know that you are valuable and precious to God. He sees the amazing potential in all his children, including you. You might think God hates you for all the sins you have committed, well that’s where you are wrong! Think of the apostles and the people they were to what they had become when they surrendered their lives to God. Even if you are already a christian, but don’t know you are supposed to have a personal walk with him, now is the time to have a real connection with him, let god know about your commitment to him starting from now. He has already forgiven, it’s now up to you.

God Bless All

Manassa