Spiritual Prostitution

“You must not follow your own hearts and eyes, which are leading you to spiritual prostitution.” Numbers 15:39Human Soul and Spirit

What is spiritual prostitution?

Well, quite frankly, sometimes we like to dance with the devil.

Eastern mysticism and New Age philosophy are in reality resurrection of Babylonian pagan religions that tickle our fancy. Doesn’t it sound nicer to say that our souls live on forever, and that  we are all One in energy with one another? Also, our New Age energy healing techniques are tangents of yesteryear Shamans, Reiki and every other kind of energywork, dealing with chakras, auras, dreams, fortune telling, palm reading, astrology and even witchcraft.

Our adversary is a slippery devil.

It is not all the same.  Jesus came to put us back on track. When he came, he did not say to the Jews to keep practicing their Jewish religion. When he spoke to the Gentiles, he did not say to keep practicing the old ways, as if it was all the same. Jesus said he came to show us a new way, one that would glorify the Father, and keep holy the Father’s name.

Even for those of us who have been on our spiritual journey a long time, it is easier to slide out of the truth than you might think. Sometimes we only recognize this after we have fallen far away, then wonder why we are in a spiritual desert. The temptations start out apparently innocently, and often with things that seem like they are all in good fun, or in the popular opinions of the day. Take today’s popular stand on astrology for example.

“‘Do not turn to the spirit mediums, and do not consult fortune-tellers so as to become unclean by them. I am Jehovah your God.” Leviticus 19:31

“‘As for the person who turns to the spirit mediums and the fortune-tellers so as to commit spiritual prostitution with them, I will certainly turn against that person and cut him off from his people.” Leviticus 6:6.

What can we do to remedy the situation of falling away from our faith if that has happened to us? 2 Corinthians 6:14-18 is good advice.

“Do not become unevenly yoked with unbelievers. For what fellowship do righteousness and lawlessness have? Or what sharing does light have with darkness?  Further, what harmony is there between Christ and Bi’lial (Satan)? Or what does a believer share in common with an unbeliever? And what agreement does God’s temple have with idols? For we are a temple of a living God; just as God said: “I will reside among them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.” “‘Therefore, get out from among them, and separate yourselves,’ says Jehovah, ‘and quit touching the unclean thing’”; “‘and I will take you in.’” “‘And I will become a father to you, and you will become sons and daughters to me,’ says Jehovah, the Almighty.”

Sex ~ Paying For Sex ~ Bartering Sex For Payment ~ Human Trafficking ~ Men,Women And Children Are Not Barganing Chips

jars-of-human_traffickingPaying for sex,  bartering sex for payment, and human trafficking on a larger scale is beneath the human dignity that Godpie of human-trafficking-statistics created us for. In every culture, in every country, regardless of race, color, creed, and gender; reducing men, women and children to a means of making other people money, or paying debts, or payment for food or material goods, or even as means of payment for sex for human pleasure, is a misunderstanding of the full potential and dharma of every human being. There is a reason every person is born on this earth. It is not for other people’s financial gain, or the misuse of sex.

Each and every person has the God-given right to the privacy of their own body, and to live their own life, without threat, harm, manipulation, bribery, or any other means of usurping their own personal power.

Map of trafficking of females globally.

Map of trafficking of females globally.

human trafficking 2People do not own people. People are not for sale, not even for five minutes. Any and all practices of buying and selling people in any form goes against the Creator God himself.Polaris-Project-Human-Trafficking-Statistics[1]

Human trafficking statistics by country.

Human trafficking statistics by country.

Some cultures practice various forms of caste systems, in order to keep certain people down, while elevating others. However, this practice goes against the God-given human dignity of all people, in every country, in every situation and circumstance. We even see financial forms of caste systems in all countries. How does your country take care of its poor?

Sometimes people like to say one thing, but do another. In some shady practices, someone might say they want to go and get a massage. Therapeutic massage is extremely beneficial for healing stress, and for the recovery of sore muscles. But in less than reputable parlors, “happy endings,” those sexual favors that do come with a price, take place worldwide. What is the problem?


Human dignity that each and every human being is born with, which comes directly from God, and no other human being, cannot honorably be taken away by any other human being, without being in direct violation of the Creator himself. Some may attempt to justify their actions by erroneously thinking that it is a “win-win” for all involved, someone gets paid for a service, and someone gets that service. However, people are not things to be used, nor to be bought and sold. The conscience knows.

Please join me in praying for people caught in these less than human roles, that they might be helped and regain their dignity as God intended for them to have.

Are You A Fish? ~ Repost 3

Are you a fish? Do you “swim” in the most current “school of thought”? Do you have the fortitude it takes to “swim” against the growing tide of apostasy? Or are you a sheep, or a goat?

Are you a sheep, or a goat?

Are you a sheep, or a goat?

Imitation Christians and Christian apostates speaking twisted things are very popular these days. Doesn’t it seem more fun to be on the popular side, you know, the side where truth gets ridiculed, and fantasy and imagination get lauded as if they were truth? It seems the twisted truth is easier to believe. There is a saying that sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction. That might be so in this case as well. Let’s take a look at some of the discrepancies.

One of the first tip offs that someone is going to twist the truth is that they say, “Whose truth, or which version of the truth do you want to talk about?” Sound familiar?

Be on guard for false “apostles” who deceitfully and intentionally misguide away from the true teachings of Jesus. He lived, suffered, and died for the sole purpose of your soul, my soul, saving everyone. Jesus resurrected and ascended into Heaven, showing us the way. So many of us like that part, eternal bliss and all, we just don’t seem to like what we have to do to get there (something about obedience), so many of us consciously decide to trade the truth for a lie.

Have you ever found yourself daydreaming and driving on a road, then wondering where you are, and backtracking to get back on the right road? Sometimes we get lost by accident, but sometimes we self-sabotage ourselves. Our faith journey through this life is no different. We have a better chance of getting where we are going if we are carefully paying attention to the little things.

Notice people’s reactions if and when you mention God, Jesus (not as in swearing, that is) or the Bible. Unless you are in a religious group, most people these days roll their eyes and scoff, laugh out loud in jest, or tell you their newest Jesus joke.

Are they not aware that Satan keeps transforming himself into a beautiful and brilliant angel of light? If you have fallen for the New Age technique of “connecting to the white light”, you may have fallen for a convenient trap of being misguided away from the truth Jesus taught. This is not what Jesus taught at all. Be careful not to substitute a lie for the truth.

One of the most popular deceptive beliefs is that, just as Eve was tempted that she would not die physically by eating the forbidden fruit, today’s version is that we will not spiritually die if we turn away from what Jesus, God and the Bible teaches. Satan keeps perpetuating the same lie. Today the belief that our spirits will not die is called Spiritism, and is not what Jesus taught, nor can this teaching be found anywhere in the Bible. Spiritism ridicules the truth Jesus lived, died and rose from the dead for. Jesus specifically says that those who practice Spiritism (fortune telling, speaking to the dead, and divination.) will not inherit the Kingdom of God. It is nonsense to think we can walk in two different directions at the same time. Indecision is also a decision to remain exactly where you are in your faith journey, or anywhere else. What the Bible does say is that when the body dies, the soul dies too. It places more emphasis on us being accountable for the decisions we make in our lives.

In today’s world there are true Christians and imitation Christians, and those who twist the truth to apostasy. Jesus does say at our resurrection, we will be judged by him as either wheat (followers of Jesus and the true teachings of God), or we will be judged as weeds (followers of Satan and false teachings). Another parable describes the judgment at your and my resurrection, as you and me being divided into two groups, that of the sheep (believers and doers of God’s will) or the goats (those who turned away from the One true God).

Every prophecy of the Bible up to this moment in time has taken place. Why would we not think the last prophecy would not occur?

Back to truth. Truth means “that which is firm, trustworthy, stable, faithful, true or established as fact. Jehovah is the God of truth. He is faithful in all his dealings. His promises are for sure, for he cannot lie. (Nu 23:19; 1Sam 15:29; Ps 89:35; Titus 1:2; Heb 6:17, 18) He judges according to truth, that is, according to the way things really are, and not on the basis of outward appearance. (Ro 2:2; compare John 7:24.) Everything that emanates from him is pure and without defect. His judicial decisions, law, commandments, and word are truth. (Ne 9:13; Ps 19:9; 119:142,151,160) They are always right and proper, and they stand in opposition to all unrighteousness and error.” taken from Insight On The Scriptures, Vol. 2, pages 1130, 1131.

Whether you call it “sin,” a “mistake,” a bad choice,” no one of us is perfect. Let us not trip up on words. Yes, we sin. Yes, we make mistakes. Pride is the biggest trip of all. Picking ourselves up, and beginning again, finding out about what the Bible really teaches, is what counts.

“Subject yourselves, therefore to God; but oppose the Devil, and he will flee from you. Draw close to God, and he will draw close to you.” James 4:7-8

Peace Is Not Something Outside Us. Peace Is Something Inside Us

Have you ever walked around the house looking for your glasses, only to find you were wearing them?Peace is inside us Sometimes we do a similar thing when we go way out of our way looking outside of ourselves to find peace. We think:

- if my work were not so demanding, I would have peace

- if I had a normal life, I would have peace

- if I had more money, I would have peace

- if I had more material goods, I would have peace

- if I had better health, I would have peace

- if I lived in another country, I would have peace

- if I had a different home life, I would have peace

- if I had more education, I would have peace

- if I had more free time, I would have peace

- if I had other circumstances, I would have more peace.

- if, if, if …

If you do not go within, you go without.

Thank about that last statement for a minute. How many of us:

- turn into workaholics, trying to get it all done, so that we can finally rest?

- drown out conflict with self imposed chaos?

- draw attention away from others by creating our own drama?

- complain about others driving/habits/quirks when we ourselves have the very same ones?

- have a habit of consistently getting into dysfunctional relationships/habits/addictions?

- go on addictive spending sprees in an effort to find peace in purchases?

- eat our meals like a shark in a feeding frenzy?

- use food to comfort our soul?

- act out in dangerous behaviors or addictions to soothe the savage beast inside ourselves?

- insist on filling every waking moment with any activity to avoid the deafening silence in our days?

Before you can find peace outside of ourselves, we must find peace within our hearts and minds. My rule of thumb is, (and I haven’t read this anywhere else), the key to peace is praise and thanksgiving. Praise and thank the One who made you. Praise and be thankful for the life you have. Praise and be thankful for the goodness that you do have. Praise and be thankful for every moment you get to have in this life.

First of all, I give praise and thanksgiving to Jehovah God, the Father and Creator of all creation. Then, I give thanks for the gift of each and every one of you. Together let us be the change we wish to see in the world, as we continue to grow closer and closer to the One God above.

Daniel Foreshadows The Kingdom ~ Jesus Fulfills The Kingdom Prophecy

This illustration comes from the Jehovah Witness official website, jw.org. While no one knows the exact time of the arrival of the Kingdom of God, we are near the toes of this drawing, which illustrates all the world powers as they conquered each preceding power. This Jehovah Witness official website is a great resource for all of your questions.

This illustration comes from the Jehovah Witness official website, jw.org. While no one knows the exact time of the arrival of the Kingdom of God here on earth, with Jesus coming as king, we are near the toes of this drawing. This illustration shows all the world powers as they conquered each preceding power. This Jehovah Witness official website is a great resource for all of your questions.

“In the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed. And

this kingdom will not be passed on to any other people. It will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, and it alone will stand forever, just as you saw that out of the mountain a stone was cut not by hands, and that it crushed the iron, the copper, the clay, the silver, and the gold. The Grand God has made known to the king what will happen in the future. The dream is true, and its interpretation is trustworthy.” Daniel 2:44

So what “days of those kings” are being discussed here? They are the days to come when the Kingdom of God that Jesus spent his life teaching about comes to earth, in Jesus second coming. Catholics say at every Mass, in the middle of the Mass, “Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.” But do Catholics, or the rest of us in any other religion, believe these words?

Jesus says he is coming, as in the days of Noah, when we least expect it. Jesus said not even he knew God’s timetable on this point. He only said that when Jesus brings his Father’s Kingdom to earth, it will supersede all other governments (kingdoms). Thank God.

This Kingdom of God will come to earth, with Jesus as our King. Only in God’s government, God himself will put an end to all other governments. Imagine a time of no voter suppression, voter fraud, mismanaged money, unequal rights, among a host of other present day injustices. God’s government, the Kingdom of God, will not be passed onto any other people. God’s government will reach worldwide, and will be without end. This is what Jesus’ entire Sermon on the Mount in Matthew’s gospel in the fifth chapter, is all about.

This will be a time of true justice, not the façade of justice bought with money, corruption, manipulation or bribery. There will be justice brought to every city in the world. Nothing will be hidden. It will be a time of absolute fairness, love, mercy, understanding and forgiveness for all the living and the dead. All will be raised, the just and the unjust. The God of all life will read our hearts and act accordingly.

Based on all the other prophecies that have been foretold and fulfilled, we are nearing the end of the prophecies for our time. Our Heavenly Father always gives advance notice of what he expects of his people, and what will happen if they do not listen to his words. God has never once failed to deliver on his promises.

It is comforting to know, that in these days of wars in the world and unrest in our cities, that the Kingdom of God promises peace and happiness to all who listen to him, as we do our best to be faithful to God and act in ways of loving kindness.

Which Of These Big Questions Concerns You Most? What Is The Meaning Of Life? Is God To Blame For Our Suffering? What Happens When You Die?

Where can we go to find answers to life’s big questions? Are the answers in …

* science?Hippocampal Neurons 1 (1)
* philosophy?mother-earth[1]
* the Bible?

Information and education is always good. Each one of us has our own life’s journey. We each have our own belief system. Each one of us has reached this stage of life based on science, education and philosophy, combined with our personal lived experience. Why then do we still have life’s big questions in our minds?

We grip so tightly either to what our parents and educators taught us when we were younger, including professors of this modern age; or sometimes out of a sense of revolt, we choose a completely opposite point of view. We debate our points of view, as if we were in a psychological game of chess, and we want our opinions to be right. Still, our questions persist. What reliable place can we turn to ponder the deeper questions of life?

Many find continued education and comfort in the Jehovah Witness main website. Don’t laugh, and don’t stop reading. Go online and check this out. Do not let fear keep you away. In the privacy of your own home and your own computer, take a few moments to see what they offer, and how this compares to what you believe.

The Jehovah Witness website starts with the http://www., then jw, then ends in .org. Online, you can read the Bible, which is translated in over 100 different languages; and you can read past and present editions of the WatchTower, and Awake! magazines. There is even a section of Bible-based videos for children, with lessons and songs for children, and advice for teenagers. It is faith in action.

It is also possible to download publications such as the brochure Good News From God!, and the book What Does The Bible Really Teach? Why is this important?

Listen to the words of 20th century university educator William Lyon Phelps who wrote, “Everyone whobible sun scene has a thorough knowledge of the Bible may truly be called educated… I believe a knowledge of the Bible without a college course is more valuable than a college course without a Bible.”

There is a reason why no other religion has grown as quickly as Jehovah’s Witnesses have in this century. Consider these facts: 19,013,343 people worldwide attended the 2012 Memorial Service of the death of Jesus Christ. Also in 2012, 268,777 adults were baptized; 8,759,988 Bible Studies were held; Jehovah’s Witnesses logged in 1,748,697,447 hours of public service.

There are satisfying answers that feed the mind, the heart and the soul, to life’s big questions. It is a matter of considering opening our minds, hearts and even our souls to new information that Jehovah’s Witnesses can offer.

We are promised by Jesus in Matthew 5:5. “Happy are the mild-tempered, since they will inherit the earth.” Jesus is referring to Psalms 37:11, “But the meek will possess the earth, And they will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace.” Notice it does not say we will have to live exhausting life after exhausting life in reincarnation, nor does it say we will float around in heaven, but that we will be able to live infinitely on a peaceful earth, another beautiful promises that can put our minds at ease.

There is more to the meaning of our lives, and the reasons for suffering, among numerous other important questions about our lives. A good suggestion is to invite in a Jehovah Witness when they come around again, even if you have always sent them away before. You just never know when your heart and mind will be ready for new and helpful information.

If anyone is interested in a free Bible Study, please either go online to the Jehovah Witnesses website, or leave me a comment here, and I can see to it that no matter where you are in the world, a Bible Study can be arranged for you.