Death and Life

DEATH & LIFE

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INTRODUCTION

When people think or talk about death, I have discovered that there are a massive amount of other words and feelings that are connected. Let me help separate all of the side issues and put a frame around just the word death to give us an opportunity to truly understand.

This is a list of most of the words and feelings I have experienced attached to the word death perhaps you may have even more:

DEATH – fear, pain, murder, scared, killing, sickness, diseases, accidents, injustices, war, sorrow, life after death, confusion, resurrection, Easter, religion, church, funeral, casket, cremation, burial, graves, cemeteries, disasters, grief, mourning, darkness, unknown, loneliness, mortality, loss of life, pandemics, ambulances, chaos, firetrucks, earthquakes, explosions,  police cars, screaming, powerlessness, helplessness, hopelessness and the end of the world, the end of everything.

Now let’s separate the word DEATH out of this list and let it stand alone. Even the dictionary defines death as; loss of life. So to define death one must first understand Life. What is life? Is life the opposite of death? When did life happen?

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FIRST HUMAN LIFE HAPPENED WITH ADAM

The earliest record of the start of human life was verbally handed forward from generation to generation until it was written down. And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being (living soul). Genesis 2:7

***John speaking of creation describing Jesus as the Spoken Word that all things were made through Him…and in Him (Jesus) was Life. John 1:1-4

Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying. Everyone who lives in me and believes in me will never ever die. Do you believe this, Martha?” (John 11:25-26)

Jesus was recorded saying, I am the way, the truth and the life… John 14:1-6

***… the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23

When did death start?

FIRST HUMAN DEATH HAPPENED WITH THE SAME ADAM

But now Christ is risen from the dead and has become the first-fruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so I Christ all shall be made alive. 1 Corinthians 15:20-22

Why did Adam die? And how exactly did that happen?

  • Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it. And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat: but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.” Genesis 2:15-17
  • God made Eve to be Adam’s helper and wife. Genesis 2:21-25
  • Satan tempted and deceived Eve to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Listen in to the conversation: The serpent said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?… You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” Genesis 3:1-5
  • As the serpent; known today as the devil or Satan causes mankind to have doubt and unbelief in God’s Word a war has been declared. Satan trying to recruit or deceive mankind away from Father God. Even though this war has been going on for thousands of years, Jesus; “Life Himself” is just about ready to end it once and for all!
  • So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasing to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.
  • Then the eyes of both of them were opened.
  • Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God.
  • Then the Lord God called to Adam and said to him, “Where are you?” Genesis 3:6-9

Lord God, creator of everything including Adam and Eve, gave one command not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Even though they were deceived by Satan, they chose to disobey. This is called sin. When God gives a command and we “miss the mark.”

For the wages of sin is death… Romans 6:23

But wait a minute, Adam did not die until after he had many children and turned 930 years old. So what actually happened here?

SPIRITUAL DEATH LEADS TO PHYSICAL DEATH

When God breathed into Adam, he became a living being or soul. Where is your soul? What is your soul? We know that Adam’s body was made of the dust of the earth. We understand this now as the elements found in dirt are also the base of elements in our flesh bodies. When God breathed life into Adam it was God’s Life Spirit that gave physical life to Adam’s physical body. Even though this is a great mystery, God is revealing it to us through the written book of Genesis Chapter one and two! Let us take deeper look at those events.

IN THE BEGINNING GOD

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

  • First day – God said, Let there be light and divided the light from the darkness:
  • God called the light day and the darkness night.
  • Second day – God said, Let there be a firmament (visible arch of the sky) separating atmosphere waters from the ground waters. – God called the firmament Heaven.
  • Third day – God said, Let the waters under the heavens be gathered. – God called the dry ground earth and the gathered waters He called seas
  • Continuing the third day – God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself
  • Fourth day – God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be signs and seasons, and for days and years; and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth. Then God made the Sun, moon and stars and set them in the firmament of heavens.
  • Fifth day – God said, Let the waters abound with an abundance of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the face of the firmament of the heavens. God created great sea creatures and every living thing that moves, with which the waters abounded, according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind.
  • Sixth day – God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind: cattle and creeping thing and beast of the earth, each according to its kind.

CREATION OF MAN

This is an amazing jump in creation from: living plants, living trees, living water creatures, living winged birds and beasts of the field, to God creating man. Let us read this event carefully.

  • Continuing the sixth day – Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the bids of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth. God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
  • The Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.
  • God gave Adam his mate Eve, and with their sexual union they were given the ability to produce “like kind” children.

Remember, to understand death we must first understand life! Not just plant and animal life but amazing human life.

BODY – We see God creating the body of man with the same pattern, out of the elements of the: ground, dust, dirt (common elements like the animals). But with man it is more than that.

SPIRIT – God breathed Himself into man or breathed His Spirit into man which caused a third thing to happen: man became. Man became the greatest of all God’s creation. God separated man from all other creatures in that God gave man the ability to “know” God and communicate with God Himself.

SOUL – Man became a living being (living soul). God made Adam in His Image.

That is the ability to: think, reason, communicate and create, this takes a mind or soul (sometimes called “the heart” of man). The soul of man is his: mind, will and emotions.

This is confirmed with the scripture verse written by John the apostle: Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians 5:23

So what is this life of man that we have been given, and what is its purpose?

MANKIND – you and me; as we are offspring of Adam created in God’s image, let’s break it down.

  • Adam had a physical body.
  • God Breathed His Spirit into Adam.
  • God’s image; the soul which is our mind, will and emotions.
  • Adam had a face to face relationship with God.
  • Adam disobeyed God’s instructions which separated him from the presence of God, remember Adam hid from God, because he felt shameful.
  • Adam became spiritually disconnected or spiritually dead.
  • God laid out the plan to be reconnected, but it will take a while; a few thousand years for Jesus to come on the scene to put things “legally” back in order.
  • You and I are offspring of Adam and ‘like kind’ produces ‘like kind’, therefore we were born spiritually dead also. This is called our sin nature. It is our nature to sin (disobey God).
  • Instead of living our lives according to the leading of the Spirit of God; our spirit is dead, we live our lives according to leading of our flesh. Working to feed, protect, shelter and gratify our physical bodies.
  • The results of this spiritually dead lifestyle (without making a course correction) leads to physical death forever! We are born spiritually dead, working our whole life trying to stay physically alive and for some, even pampering our physical life but the Bible says: What will it profit a man to gain the whole world and loses his own soul? Mark 8:36
  • Bad news; The wages of sin is death… Romans 6:23
  • Good news; The wage of sin is death, BUT the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23

WHAT HAVE WE DISCOVERED SO FAR?

Human life – my life your life, has an amazing physical beginning; at physical birth from our mother’s womb. Once birthed; the natural order of things is physically and mentally developing from a baby to an adult. We are born spiritually dead, meaning that we have no direct input from our creator. We are raised, educated, and programed primarily by the group of people around us and what they believe. We base all of our belief according to our five senses or our five input sensors; touch, taste, sound, smell, and sight. This is how we process physical information. Nothing spiritual here. Unfortunately most of this “raising” is how to survive physically and mentally in this physical world because most of our parents were spiritually dead when they raised us. If they were not seeking God and Truth, they had little to offer us about the spirit.

 I was fortunate I suppose, my mom was not a God follower but not a God rejector. She leaned toward the idea of reincarnation and multiple lives and was also an intellectual; putting a lot of stock in her own reasoning ability. The good news for me, fourth child in the family, is that she did not directly put her beliefs on me. She let me struggle with eternal things on my own. Even though my baby sister died when I was four years old, and I saw my dog get run over by a car at age five; she never talked about death and what happens. But I did have a God loving, Jesus following, Holy Ghost filled Grandmother and Aunt loving me, influencing me and praying for me…but that is my story, we are talking about you. That is unless you can recognize some God followers in your life!

We also know that we were born into a war zone and we have the same enemy that Adam and Eve were conquered by; Satan and his kingdom of darkness. All of us were born into this kingdom of darkness by default. God gave Adam dominion over the earth when Adam chose the way of Satan in the garden; he actually, “legally” gave that dominion (of the garden, world) over to Satan when he disobeyed God. That is why scripture says:

But even if our gospel (good news) is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them. 2 Corinthians 4:3-4

DEATH OF JESUS

The crucifixion of Jesus was a part of God’s plan. The sin of mankind would require a sacrifice. God brought His son Jesus (a perfect man with no sin) into the world to sacrifice His one Holy Life in exchange for all of our spiritually dead lives. In time you will learn this was a “legal” agreement to literally buy back all mankind, and the earth from Satan. Remember, Adam “legally” gave away the title deed of the earth when he disobeyed God and followed the serpent Satan.

And He (Jesus) bearing His own cross, went out to a place called the Place of a Skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha, where they crucified Him…John 19:17-18

RESURRECTION OF JESUS FROM THE DEAD

What Satan; the enemy, our enemy did not count on was:

…Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve. After that He was seen by over five hundred brethren at once… 1 Corinthians 15:3-8

This was accomplished about two thousand years ago, giving mankind opportunity to accept what Jesus had done for them. We now can understand this has been a war of two kingdoms: Satan’s kingdom of darkness and Jesus’ Kingdom of Light.

He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of his love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. Colossians 1:13

GOD IS TRYING TO GET OUR ATTENTION!

Even though we are born spiritually dead God wants us to accept His Love and He is constantly trying to get our attention through several ways.

NATURE – the amazing beauty of nature; majestic landscapes, morning sunrises and evening sunsets. Nature itself testifies of the greatness of God; planets, moons, stars and galaxies!

WRITTEN WORD – God also gave us His written Word. His written account of His creation, history, and original design for mankind. You have at your fingertips the oldest written documents in the world that have been translated into your language! We have to make the effort to read it, to search for ourselves.

MIRACLES – If we think about it, we have all seen miracles. Witnessed the supernatural. That is, we have seen or experienced things that are beyond the natural; Super-Natural if you will. This makes us ask questions, God likes your questions. Your questions are the start of your path to Him!

QUESTIONS – This may sound like cheating, but our Loving God planted within each one of us questions: Where did I come from, why am I here, and what happens when I die? I know you have at least thought about these things in your mind because you are reading this article.

PREACHERS – People like me who have witnessed the love and acceptance of God, and who have experienced firsthand becoming spiritually alive by simply believing God’s very patience plan to restore mankind back to Him through the acts of Jesus, His Son.  Plus receiving Jesus personally into our lives as Savior, Lord and King! OK, I know that there are a lot of misinformed “preachers” talking today – that are motivated by greed and use religion to “control” and take advantage of people, but as a treasure hunter, we might have to dig through a lot of “fools gold” to get to the real thing. Today I hope I become a trusted voice for you, in this very fragile world.

ALLOW ME TO BRING IT HOME FOR YOU

  • Life is physical and spiritual.
  • We have physical life when we were born from our mother’s womb.
  • Our major reasoning information comes from those around us and our five senses.
  • With this reasoning we understand all things stop living (plants animals and people) and this is our understanding of death. We usually follow the thinking that natural death is when a person grows old, to a certain undetermined age, and their human functions (heart, lungs, minds) just stop.
  • If a person stops living earlier than that undetermined age, we say they died before their time. We say if a person is murdered or in a life taking accident that it is a tragedy.
  • ETERNITY – some kind of life after death. Even though I have had a few people tell me that their understanding of death is just a “dirt nap”. One lives, one dies and that is it. It is actually a philosophy from the days of Rome; Eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow we die. But I have personally interviewed thousands of people, mainly in the USA, and I would say 90% believe in some kind of “afterlife” and most call it some form of heaven. And many believe there are rules to get there. What you do in this life determines the next life sort of thing.

BUT WHAT ABOUT YOU?

I hope the things you have just read make some sense. I hope they have answered some of your questions. I have used the Bible and my personal experience in writing this article as my foundation and believe everything I have written. I have used the Word of God recorded in the Bible as my reference of Truth and here is what I know. The Bible itself says that it is alive, it will mess with your life, and it demands action:

For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of, soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account. Hebrews 4:12-13

TO OVERCOME DEATH, HOW DO WE BECOME SPIRITUALLY ALIVE?

How do we become spiritually alive, so we can know God and be “reconnected” with Him? Truth says…without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is… Hebrews 11:6

Can you see how the Bible helps you to answer and decide?

– Do you believe that God is? Yes, No?

Even though we were born spiritually dead Truth says … the gift of God is eternal life (spiritual life) in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23

– Do you believe that YOU can have spiritual life, eternal life in Jesus? Yes, No?

When Jesus was killed on our behalf, so that we could be restored to God, God raised Him from the dead after three days in the grave and Truth says …the power which He (God) worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also int that which is to come. Ephesians 1:20-21

– Do you believe that God raised Jesus from the dead? Yes, No?

The journey I just took you through was a process, like when a baby is born. In this case born again. Not physical life but spiritual life. By your simple act of believing it is like taking your first breath, God breathing the life of His Spirit into YOU. Yes YOU personally! You are being born again; spiritually!

Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. 1 John 4:15

If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9

– Right now Father God is talking to you personally through His Words that you have just read. You entered the conversation when you answered YES! Now just take a moment and speak out loud, directly to Jesus with your answers:

Jesus,

I do believe in God.

I do believe God raised you from the dead.

I confess with my mouth out loud; Jesus, you are my Lord and Savior.

By faith I accept Spirit Life from Father God.

I am spiritually alive in you Jesus!

WELL DONE

Friend in Christ, you have one amazing and exciting path ahead. I pray that our Lord will bring true followers of Jesus into your life to help you along the way.

I would also be honored if I could be one of those trusted voices in your life in this fragile world.

THOMAS SPENCER

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Healing, Generational Curses

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PHYSICAL PROBLEM

From broken arms to DNA handed down problems

A broken arm is physical, and it will heal on its own OR a doctor can manipulate the bone back to its original position and let it heal in proper alignment on its own, to God be the glory that is how He created our bodies. OR we can ask God for a “creative miracle” and a broken arm can be restored immediately. In all of these ways God gets the glory!

In the Kingdom of God one of our Kingdom privileges and our legal battle with the enemy is: by the stripes beaten on King Jesus’ body I am already legally declared healed! Provision granted 2000 years ago! Word declared, Faith applied, enemy defeated, body healed, amen.

A physical problem handed down from parents, example: a doctor will ask for a physical history. If your folks had high blood pressure very possible the child could be susceptible as it may run in the family. This could be primarily only a physical condition that “runs in your family handed down physically”. In this case we probably ate the same as  our parents (Fried chicken & gravy, gravy, gravy). We probably lived in the same place (maybe over a toxic dump site). OR we may have just got a downloaded a physical DNA gene that is not the best all of which could cause a physical problem.

Still a physical problem, handled the same way as above.

SPIRITUAL PROBLEM

This will involve a demonic spirit, a demon, a fallen angel controlled by Satan

The most common demon is simply called “a familiar spirit”. This demon has little authority or power but because of our lack of knowledge seems to create the most problems. This is a demon that at sometime for some reason has been dispatched to your relatives past and if unchallenged, handed down to each generation.

A FAMILIAR SPIRIT is a GENERATIONAL SPIRIT attached to your family, and has to “gain entrance”.

  • Probably gained entrance through someone in the family speaking a curse on the family (knowingly or not) or an outsider speaking a curse on the family  (knowingly or not).
  • Is simply familiar with a large portion of your families “ways” everything from how your great-great grandmother would sneak out back behind the woodshed and chew tobacco, to the exact route you drive to work every day. This demon is just familiar.

WEAPONS:

First, knowledge of ways and patterns of your entire relative pool…and second, power of suggestion until third, you actually speak and possibly repeat the curses on your family.

Let us use “Flu season” as an example.

This phrase was once not a real thing, it was created within a hundred years because someone was selling something and caused fear so people would take their product. Because the demon “knows” your family so well he can put suggestions of the fear of the flu all around you…billboards on your exact path you always take to work, radio stations you listen to, the notice on the board at work, the suggestion of your child’s teacher at school, the advertisement for softer tissues to wipe your nose until you or someone in your family DECLARES WITH THEIR WORDS, It is flu season…battle lost. With our mouths we make spiritual contracts.

One of the weapons this demon will try to use is to get you to become an expert on a particular problem. This comes through the gate of pride but is hidden through false humility (which is pride). When a possible diagnosis is given, and the patient becomes an expert on the subject. Knows all of the symptoms, treatments, side effects of medications and how this thing eventually kills you. Gives advice on getting your affairs in order because this is going to kill you.

USING FAITH AND WISDOM!

  • 1. View EVERY DISEASE through the eyes of a military attack!
  • 2. Do not become an expert on any disease.
  • 3. Use your battle words to share your situation with other believers to set the tone. It seems as if my body is under attack! I have been hit with symptoms of (whatever-sharp pains, lack of strength, etc.),
  • 4. I have recruited a doctor to help me fight this battle until he/she will pronounce me well!
  • 5. After doing a family health history it is possible that I am being attacked by a generational curse, a familiar demonic spirit handed down by my family ancestors.
  • 6. It seems that this demonic attack has caused some unacceptable physical manifestations in my body.
  • 7. Please stand in agreement with me:

“Father God, as I humbly yet boldly come before Your Throne in the Name of Your Son Jesus, of which you established as the highest, most powerful name in earth. I praise You for all that You are, I thank You for all that You have done for me, and I serve You because Your gracious love motivates me to be like You.

Father God, I declare that I have broken the power of Satan’s kingdom of darkness off my life and have entered into Jesus’ Kingdom of Light, proclaiming Jesus, the Son of God as my King and Savior.

Father God, I first of all ask that You would heal my body from every attack that has and is coming against it, if I have made an error in someway that has caused this attack please reveal it to me so that I may repent and set things in order.

Secondly by the authority of Jesus Name and the blood He shed for me “I break every curse that has been spoken against me, my family and my relatives and return them to the sender with a blessing. Every unclean spirit that has been commissioned against me and my family I release you from your assignment in Jesus Name and give you permission leave. NOW!

Father God, I now receive Your healing, Your deliverance, Your forgiveness and give You the glory for this victory, may I continue to be of service to You and Your Kingdom. Amen.”

SPIRITUAL MAINTENANCE

Knowing that the demonic spirit inside of many get agitated when you are in its presents, knowing that people may take opportunity EVERYDAY to curse you (driving and someone honks, gives a bad hand gesture and throws out a curse, curses you on Facebook because of your righteous beliefs in the Bible, or even you having a birthday may cause someone to remember you and just because of jealousy, or whatever, may blurt out a curse, you may need to do maintenance.

Maybe daily for a while, weekly or if you are feeling an unusual attack:

“Father God I continue to break any verbal, written or ritual curses carried out against me, my marriage and my family today, may they all be sent back to the sender as a blessing, I ask in Jesus Name, Amen.”

Blessings,

Thomas Spencer

THROUGH THE BIBLE SERIES

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Level One: The Word of God is…

LESSON ONE: Treasure Hunting Intro

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What we call the Bible is a book with amazing words verbally handed down 6000 years ago and written down starting around 5000 years ago. It was translated into Greek language, which is believed to be the most beautiful, powerful, and precise language we have ever had on earth. 500 years ago it was translated into English with the latest discovery of original manuscripts just 75 years ago. Wow! That is pretty recent.

  • Words are so powerful that when used with humor we have laughed so hard that tears flowed down our faces to the point we could not breathe.
  • Words told around a campfire so scary we had trouble sleeping.
  • Words written down in a declaration that has brought forth a war between nations.
  • Words of the heart written and spoken with such deep passion that lovers have joined themselves together in the bond of marriage forever.
  • Words formed together to create lies against another that hurt far worse than being struck with a weapon. Thus the saying by novelist and playwright Edward Bulwer-Lytton in 1839 “The pen is mightier than the sword.”
  • Words, the very thing we use to communicate everything from legal documents to giving directions to the nearest market.

But what about words used in the Bible, called the Word of God. The Bible has been printed over 5 Billion times and as of 1995, it is the number one best selling book in the world. What is it about the words in this book that seem to mess with our lives?

The Bible is like a library of 66 separate books, written by more than forty authors over a period of 1500 years. Each one of these authors confessing they were only co-authors, as they were inspired by God to write.

For a treasure hunter, the amazing thing is that none of the 66 books contradict the others, all the while revealing a well mapped out plan for mankind to have a loving relationship with our creator who said we may call Him Father God!

WHO IS THE BIBLE GUY?

My name is Thomas Spencer I am one of many Bible Guys who has the honor to be your Treasure Hunting partner and tour guide through this amazing mapped out plan called The Bible, The Written Word of God. Over the last fifty years I have discovered Seven Keys that help unlock the understanding of the Bible as a whole. To lay a foundation for these Seven Keys we must first grasp the idea that the words in The Bible are different than any other words in any other books. These words are eternal.

Go to Lesson One the Word of God is eternal.

GETTING READY FOR Through The Bible Level One

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KNOWING THE AUTHOR OF THE BIBLE:

The very fact that you are taking this course would imply that at some point and time you have had an encounter with Jesus the Christ, the Son of the Living and One True God. It would also imply that you want to grow deeper in your relationship with Jesus. I try not to assume anything so if this is not the case and you do not have a relationship with Jesus, I would be honored if you would click the following link so I could introduce you to Him.

Accepting Jesus, the only way to eternal life with Him.

TREASURE HUNTING TOOLS:

These are the Treasure Hunt tools I recommend, click & purchase here:

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Using the New King James Version (NKJV) Note taking Bible ISBN 9789-1-4336-4304-0.

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Using the Pentel 8 Color Mechanical Bible Marking Pencil.

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WHAT TO EXPECT:

I read a statement written in the early 1800’s by Lewis Carrol and it messed with my life:

“If you don’t know where you are going any road will get you there.”

These Bible Guy Studies are designed to help you take inventory and understand who you are, where you are, where you want to be and to help set a specific course for your desired destination. We do not need to wander around in a “hit & miss” kind of life anymore.

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LESSON ONE – TREASURE HUNTING INTRO!

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The Path of Lawlessness

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For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work…

2 Thessalonians 2:7

Part I – What is Lawlessness?

Law-less-ness

  • Inability to reason, a state of disorder due to a disregard of the law.
  • No community standard of right or wrong.

chaos, confusion, disarray, disorder, disorderliness, disorganization, disruption, disturbance, havoc, riot, strife, turbulence, turmoil, unrest, upheaval, rebellion, uprising

Law-ful-ness

  • Opposite of Lawlessness

rightfulness, peacefulness, quiet, tranquility, law, law-abiding, legality, legitimacy, rule, calmness, harmony, order, orderliness, peace, peacefulness, quiet, tranquility

The Starting Point

For lawlessness to start there must first be a “law” that people could practice lawfulness. Did you get that? Where did lawfulness start?

In the beginning God…Genesis 1:1

So He declared to you His covenant which He commanded you to perform, the Ten Commandments; and He wrote them on two tablets of stone. Deuteronomy 4:13

for when Gentiles, who do not have the (written) law, by nature do the things in the law, these, although not having the (written) law, are a law to themselves, who show the work of the law written in their hearts Romans 2:14-15

I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts... Hebrews 8:10

I love this phrase:

Eternal Rules of Order and Righteousness, as Heaven Ordained.

Kingdom People Today

We Kingdom People see and discern lawlessness EVERYWHERE: government, military, religion, media, law enforcement, medical field, financial market, secret societies, schools, youth clubs, homes…

  • First, for us – we know that the law is good if ones uses it lawfully, knowing this: that the law is not made for a righteous person, but for the lawless… 1 Timothy 1:8-9
  • Second, people are not our enemy – we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:2
  • Third – ...now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the Ekklesia (those called out of Satan’s kingdom of darkness into Jesus’ Kingdom of Light) to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places…Ephesians 3:10

FUTURE ARTICLES:

  • What holds Lawfulness in place?
  • How is Lawlessness increasing so quickly?
  • Decaying path of Lawfulness in the USA.
  • When the standard has been disregarded.
  • Bible Guy breakdown of 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12.
  • Hope for us Kingdom People who follow and practice truth!
  • Bible Guy Breakdown of Romans 2.

Thomas Spencer – TheBibleGuy.com

Be still and know that I am God…

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The Bible Guy Journal – August 1, 2020

Finally, the air has cooled, the fans are turned off and as I sip coffee on the back deck watching the morning light, I look to the East and a morning star appears above the treetops. This has been a pattern of mine for years but this morning I asked myself when did this start? When did I start receiving so much joy and peace just sitting still?

Fishing. When I was around six or seven years old, my three older brothers were busy with their lives, so by default I guess, my dad would take me fishing early in the morning. Four things I learned about myself and fishing.

  • First, when fishing with dad it was OK to eat a candy bar and drink a soda at 5 AM.
  • Second, I did not have to brush my teeth or comb my hair and I got to wear my most comfortable clothes; you know the favorite worn jeans with a few holes, I usually pulled them out of the dirty clothes hamper.
  • Third, once we would leave the bait shop, and get to the “secret” pond there was no noise, only the sound of the early morning birds, locusts, a few frogs and the slow rhythm of the soft waves under our rowboat. If we had to talk, we would whisper as if on an undercover mission to sneak up on the fish.
  • Fourth, the truth is that I never really liked fishing at all, I just liked hanging out with my dad; just the two of us.

My dad was never a “church goer” and today I rejoice in that. Because he taught me early on, the value of just being quiet in the presence of God’s creation.

PSALM 46
God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble,
Therefore we will not fear...
The Lord of Host is with us...
Come behold the works of the Lord...
He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two;
He burns the chariot in the fire.
 
Be still and know that I am God;
 
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!
The Lord of hosts is with us...
Thomas Spencer – The Bible Guy

Trap of fake news – Do not fall into it

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Kingdom People News USA – July 2020

Thomas Spencer TheBibleGuy.com

As Kingdom members we dare not fall into the trap of cultural fake news. Fake news is just a distraction to tempt us away from our daily assignments of ministry.

You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier. 2 Timothy 2:3-4

Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us… 2 Corinthians 5:20

For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ Philippians 3:20

UNDERSTANDING THE FAKE NEWS PATTERN?

Stage #1 – One or more mouthpieces with some kind of image of authority, speaking fake, false, misleading, disinformation based on a biased viewpoint. Igniting targeted interest groups that attach their own personal agenda, then defend the news and attack anyone who opposed the view.

Stage #2 – Give it a name, with an easy initial to remember and brand it with a physical gesture to unite the movement. Now pre-made websites are launched with some kind of fake promises that motivate people to donate money to the cause. Yes, follow the money trail and you will find the group behind the curtain pulling the strings of thousands of puppets.

Stage #3 – Targeted groups now with their united name and brand begin to speak the same five talking points over and over like an “echo chamber” creating their own fake news until those that are listening begin to either side with them or oppose them. This is social media at its worse, constantly posting altered news clips, videos of injustices from years ago, connecting the injustices to their great grandfather’s grandfather, next someone picks up their gun.

Stage #4 – Release the Beast; individuals and groups are brought to a frenzy by the false news and now start to “mob up” to “right the wrong”. Remember, this is not an organic movement, there is always folks in the shadows paving a way for the beast. These are the ones who have pulled protest permits in advance, who have arranged bail money and attorneys to be on standby and who have posted the advertisements to hire protestors and purchased bricks to be strategically placed in those protest areas.

HOW TRAGIC BUT WE MUST MOVE PAST IT

If we allow our minds to get wrapped up in these wars, we risk missing the very assignment we have been called to. We might be blinded or seared in our hearts and miss an opportunity to pray, to give an encouraging word, to feed someone. We might be tempted to be offended ourselves and actually curse the one we are called to minister to.

I pray in Jesus Name that each of you would be on guard with your shield of faith held strong while practicing the gift of self-control. Keep your discernment sharp and pray the prayer of faith, lay hands on the sick, share the Gospel of the Kingdom. Be wise in all you do.

Thomas Spencer, A Trusted Voice in a Fragile World

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Connecting the dots 2020

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Kingdom People News July 2020

BLM 2020
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Thomas Spencer – The Bible Guy

Why are we so distracted with this?

I am sorry I must use my discernment gift to connect these dots, but it seems that everyone is so distracted by this wave of deception that we can’t think about anything else. People of The Kingdom of God, please read, look up for yourselves and then get back to what Jesus has called you to today! 

Rules of connecting the dots: 

  1. Who gets the money? Always, always, follow the money trail.  
  1. Who is getting the glory? 
  1. What is the purpose of a thing? 

I did not know what the acronym BLM stood for, let alone that it was an actual organized group until a few months ago. I thought it was just another seared conscience group of violence. So, in my own investigation (it did not take long) I discovered it is basically a money laundering front for the Democratic Party. Follow my steps: 

  1. Internet: type BLM – 2. Click Home Page – 3. Click Donations, what do you find? ActBlue financial clearing house. 4. Click on ActBlue – 5. Click about us under their “Fine Print” page. Below are copies from their web site, which is legal to copy if I give the original source, of which I do. 

Campaign Finance Laws 

ActBlue, ActBlue.com, “Want Blue States?”, and “The online clearinghouse for Democratic Action”. 

Political contributions are governed by campaign finance laws. ActBlue makes its best efforts to ensure that all contributions made on the ActBlue site are in accordance with these laws. Nonetheless, you have final responsibility for ensuring your own compliance. 

For example: ActBlue will not permit users to make donations larger than $2,800 to any federal candidate. 

Other Laws 

Donations to charities (501(c)(3) organizations) and social welfare groups (501(c)(4) organizations) are not subject to any contributions (copied as is from site) limits. You may make unlimited donations to these groups on the site. 

ActBlue is a nonprofit organization (did you get that) that builds tools Democrats count on to run their own small-dollar fundraising programs. 

ActBlue Charities is a registered charitable organization formed to democratize charitable giving. A copy of our latest financial report may be obtained by emailing info@actblue.com or calling (617) 517-7600. Alternatively, our report detailing our programs, a financial summary, and the percentage of contributions dedicated to our charitable purpose, along with a copy of our license, may be obtained from the following state agencies: FLORIDA, GEORGIA. MARYLAND, MD, MISSISSIPPI, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, NORTH CAROLINA, PENNSYLVANIA, VIRGINIA, WASHINGTON, WISCONSIN, WEST VIRGINIA, WV. 

CONCLUSION 

Rules of connecting the dots: 

  1. Who gets the money? Democratic Party, Joe Biden in this case with just over 119 million so far in 2020.  
  1. Who is getting the glory? Well the fake news says that Black Lives are getting the recognition they deserve but, in my experience, the ones getting the money also get the glory. 
  1. What is the purpose of a thing? Fake news says that it is all about getting justice for Black Lives, triggered by a horrible death of a man being taken into custody that was murdered. 
  • I am concerned that Black Lives have been deceived to believe that this movement of horrible violence would bring about some reform.  
  • I see that BLM movement seems to spring up in riots just before an election. 
  • I am concerned that some BLM financial donators may not know where their donations are going. 
  • I am concerned that foreign financial donators (who legally cannot give to an USA election campaign) could use this clearing house to insert money into the Democratic Party unnoticed. 
  • I am concerned that the whole nation, if not world, has been distracted to the degree of blocking our sight of “other things” being slipped through our country. 

Wonderful People of The Kingdom of God on Earth:

You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier.

2 Timothy 2:4 

I know we all want to correct the wrong, champion the underdog and stand for righteousness but we must pick our battles wisely. You are being watched by the world. The entire world has access to everything you post online. I know you want to give a thumbs-up on an “off colored” post, but as The Ekklesia, The Called-Out Ones from Satan’s kingdom of darkness to Jesus’ Kingdom of light, we may be the only witness someone sees. 

Now that we can see what is going on, may we stop engaging and get about our Lord’s business.

Blessings,

Thomas Spencer The Bible Guy

New Book: The Kingdom of God on Earth – Through the Eyes of Mark’s Gospel

About The Bible Guy

TO YOU IT HAS BEEN GIVEN TO KNOW THE MYSTERY OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD MARK 4:11

Thomas Spencer

I am a lover of Truth, a born again disciple & Ambassador of Jesus who is: The Son of our Living God, Savior of all mankind, resurrected from the dead, seated at the right hand of God & Head of The Ekklesia. I am called to preach the love and acceptance to all mankind & reconcile them to God before the door of Grace & Mercy shuts at the end of this age.

The Bible Guy Timeline:
1958 – Born in Iola Kansas with three older brothers and deceased younger sister
1964 – 1970 Lincoln Grade School
1970 – 1973 Iola Junior High School, worked at Spencer & Son’s local clothing store until 1977
1973 – 1976 Iola High School
1974 – Accepted Jesus as Lord at the age of 15
1974 – Called into ministry in Kansas
1976 – Finished High School in Kansas. Worked at Silver Dollar City Missouri
1977 – Ordained into ministry in Kansas, worked at Iola Assembly of God, finished Allen County Junior College in Iola
1980 – Finished College in Springfield Missouri; SMSU and Evangel Bible
1981 – Ministered full time to 22 denominational youth groups in San Diego California
1986 – Ministered full time with Home Group development in Spokane Washington,
1987 – Established several businesses in Washington State
1988 – Established a 30 member Home Group in Kent Washington
1989 – Hired by Casey Treat to lead 250 Home Groups in Western Washington
1990 – 1991 help to establish three new ministries from Casey Treat Ministries
1992 – Understood his specific calling as an Establisher
1993 – Established a House Ministry in Washington, launched from Casey’s Ministry
1993 – 1998 Established 30 “House Ministries” in Washington State: Federal Way, Kent, Burien, Puyallup, Edgewood, and Tacoma’s; North Side, Old Town, Hill Top and Pacific Ave Washington
1997 – Prayed the prayer of Nehemiah 9 over Tacoma and then was instructed by the Lord to “Glean” what he could and flee Tacoma WA
1998 – Published first book http://www.TheChurchWhatisit.com
1999 – The House Ministry was dismantled
2000 – Wife of 20 years left him and he went through a “Job’s Trial”
2001 – Remarried and started six years of healing and restoration
2003 – Established http://www.TheBibleGuy.com with TheBibleGuy Blog
2006 – Called to re-enter Tacoma Washington after 10 years
2006 – Experienced restoration with a ministry team in Tacoma
2007 – The Holy Spirit rekindled the “Flame” for small group discipleship.
2009 – Participating in a first time Shelby Kennedy Foundation National Bible Bee. Our little group placed 3 youth out of 17,000 in the finals in Washington DC!
2011 – 2013 Continued in business, built our new house and started a new small group, revised The Church What is it to – Church What it is & is not. Three year study on the book of Daniel with the book of Revelation, discerning the End Time Prophecies.

2014 – (February 3) celebrating 14,245 Days with Jesus! Republishing Ira Surface’s 1920 book with Last Days Time Line: The First & Last.
2015 – Finished Discipleship Material: The Arrival Kit with 70 video teaching clips on YouTube. Looking everyday for Jesus to part the clouds & to hear His Voice like a trumpet say: “Come up here” then to observe the dead in Christ as they rise first & then the amazing event of joining them in the clouds with Jesus Revelation Chapter 4

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5 Years Later!

2015-2020 – Worked, worked, worked on a ministry war chest! Sold all our properties & business in Washington State & moved to Kansas. Took us one year to relocate our home base & ministry base by purchasing a fixer upper from the bank. These past 5 years the ministry has remained underground as Father God has taken us through some amazing revelations in His Word!

This starts a “new day” for TheBibleGuy.com

Bride of Christ, who is she?

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TheBibleGuy 40 Years

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Thomas and Sandy Spencer

Marriage!

Some call me a romantic, an idealist or a dreamer who is out of touch with reality but this March 30th 2015 I am starting my 15th year of being crazy in love with my wife Sandy Spencer. With this overwhelming desire to race home every day after work just to be in her presence, I have been given a partial inside glance of how Jesus views His Bride to be.

I was studying with a friend several years ago and he just blurted out;

 …everyone knows who the Bride of Christ is!

Do you know who the Bride of Christ is? Do you think you are in that company? Are there any qualifications that are expected to be met? Can you point out those that are the Bride of Christ and those that are not? What is her purpose both now & in the future?

In this hour of prophetic fulfillment many religious people will try to persuade you to make eternal decisions based on Heaven or Hell; what a pathetic existence of fear based teaching. Yes Heaven & Hell are very, very real but our motivation of eternity cannot be based on NOT GOING TO Hell therefore Heaven is a better alternative. Our eternity is not based on where but on whom. The Bride of Christ is NOTHING without the Groom: Jesus.

I will give you the answers right up front, if this speaks to you then enjoy the details that follow.

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The Bride of Christ is…

  • Real people.
  • Gentiles not Jews, not composed of Old Testament Saints.
  • In love with Jesus, the Son of our Living God.
  • The ones that have submitted to the cleansing & purifying of His Word.
  • Not the whole Church but a called-out body, from a called-out body.
  • Many are called but she will be chosen from the called by a set of virtues.
  • The 100 fold; not the 60 fold or 30 fold chosen from the same ground or field.
  • Prepared for the rapture event that starts the Wedding Feast.
  • Will be caught away in the rapture event.
  • The rapture of the Bride is the first fruits offering of the barley harvest.
  • John’s vision of the 24 elders with crowns (not the multitude) Revelation 4.
  • The ones that say: “Come.” Revelation 22:17.

The Bride can be also be identified by 5 crowns or rewards for her earthly service:

  • Victor’s Crown: overcoming the desires of the flesh 1Corinthians 9:25.
  • Rejoicing Crown or Soul Winners Crown Philippians 4:1, 1 Thessalonians 2:19
  • Crown of Righteousness or Watchers Crown 2 Timothy 4:8
  • Crown of Life: remaining faithful in persecution James 1:12, Revelation 2:10
  • Crown of Glory: leading those in your influence with a righteous example 1 Peter 5:1-4

Again, the one true motive behind all of this service is because we are so crazy in love with our Lord Jesus, thankful for his: life, death & resurrection, living in full faith that He is preparing a place for us and that He can’t wait to have His Harold proclaim: “Behold the Bridegroom cometh!”

If you realize you are not in this company of The Bride of Christ, make yourself ready…choose to be chosen!

We must mix all of the scriptures with faith or they remain as just words on a page. Over 40 years ago I was seeking Truth and I was given the very Word of God that pointed me to God’s Son Jesus and The Holy Spirit or the “Spirit of Truth” that teaches me all things! Wow what a package deal!

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Thomas Spencer www.TheBibleGuy.com