Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 370 - 2007 06 30 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

1 John 4:20 If anyone says, "I love God," yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen.

What does this really mean?

To us Christians it means that we should honor everybody. Also those who paved the way for us through prayer and fasting and hard work, so that we can have what we today have in church. We need to learn to love them, as well as all other people around us.

This is pride...

Instead we tent to look down on these old people, who suffer memory loss in some cases and even have a hard time walking. These men and women are giants, who have fought the devil with all they had, while they were young and able. I'm not saying that they are "finished" or "washed up" now, many of them are very strong in the spirit, stronger than many of the young ones. They do a remarkable work at home in their time of prayer.

They may seem like old sacks of bones to teenagers, but inside they are young at heart. Naturally you can't always tell by their exterior, since they were born 60-100 years ago, but I bet you they still feel like 25 on the inside.

It is the spirit of Pride that makes us look down on people and criticize them.

In doing this we are saying that we are better than the ones we criticize. At the same time we are sentencing ourselves to hard scrutiny. When we criticize others we will be judged harder on the day of reckoning.

Heaven help me, I know I've criticized loads of people, and I know I will continue to do so because of my big mouth and my short memory.

Naturally older people don't care about trends, trends come and go and they mean absolutely nothing in the long run.

The youth who listens to the old and takes their advice into consideration will learn a LOT. These men and women have already gone through what many of us have ahead of us. Just think about it! How much despair we could save by taking in the wisdom of the old sanctified ones.

We tend to focus all too much on the exterior.

Most of these old people were beautiful young people when they were young. And Remember, as someone once said "beauty is in the eye of the beholder". This simply means that we all have a different sense of beauty.

A person or a creation which is ugly to you might be beautiful to the person next to you, since we are all different in that respect.

Many are those who just go with the flow, totally insecure in all they say and do.

There's one in every crowd...

That's why many dress alike and have the same hobbies as their friends, they go to the same resorts for their summer vacation and criticize the same things and persons.

I'm reading a great book about some of what I've mentioned by Rick Joyner titled EPIC BATTLES of the LAST DAYS. I've only read 44 pages so far and hey have all been good.

We have to learn to love those around us, if we wish to grow.

Matthew 12:50
For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother."

Matthew 25:40
"The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'

Hebrews 2:12
He says, "I will declare your name to my brothers;
in the presence of the congregation I will sing your praises."

# Leviticus 19:18
" 'Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.

 

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

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Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 369 - 2007 06 29 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

In many religions they worship the sun, moon and the stars...sometimes even cars :-)

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- satan invented all religions -

We need a personal relationship with God through Christ not religion. Religion was designed to keep us under the rug, feeling bad for ourselves. In Jesus there is freedom.

# Leviticus 19:4
" 'Do not turn to idols or make gods of cast metal for yourselves. I am the LORD your God.

This is what God has to say about it:

# Deuteronomy 4:19
And when you look up to the sky and see the sun, the moon and the stars—all the heavenly array—do not be enticed into bowing down to them and worshiping things the LORD your God has apportioned to all the nations under heaven.

We are to worship the Creator and not the creation.

I wonder why people worship the beautiful things in life, and not the Creator? And why is everybody is in such a hurry to do as much selfish stuff as possible before they die. As if life would end when they pass on.

Life by the Spirit

Galatians 5
16 So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature.

17 For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other, so that you do not do what you want.

18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under law.

19 The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery;

20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions

21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires.

25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.

26 Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.

# 1 Samuel 15:23
For rebellion is like the sin of divination, and arrogance like the evil of idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the LORD, he has rejected you as king."

This life is short and only a bleak copy of what is to come.

I can say this because I know the Lord. I doesn't matter one bit what people think of me. I believe what God tells me, and I know that He is real, because He has touched me physically.

The beauty you experience here on Earth is nothing compared to the beauty of Heaven, and the details therein. I haven't been there myself yet but people I know have. God has let me know of things He has done and will be doing, it's exciting to know the Lord. Sure I have questions too, but none of them are important.

The important thing is to know where you are going after this earthly life.

Heaven is one cool place, there will be lots of music there and everything will be comfortable and beautiful. No more rocks in the shoes, no more pain and suffering, no more disturbance of any kind. It sounds to good to be true, but that's the beauty of it all.

The devil and the other losers will be far away in the flames of Hell, with the atheists and immoral peoples and all who denied Christ. I'm sure everybody, "if" they get the chance will kick the devils butt in Hell, before they themselves burn in the lake of fire.

If you were to die today, where do you think you will spend eternity?

If your answer is Hell, why would you want to go there? You can go to Heaven if you make a simple choice, and tell the Lord that this is what you want.

Here's a simple prayer for you, in case you aren't used to praying, if you mean this when you pray it, you won't have to go to Hell.

Dear Lord Jesus,

Come into my heart. Forgive me of my sin. Set me free. Jesus, thank You that You died for me. I believe that God raised You from the dead. Fill me with the Holy Spirit, the peace of God, and the joy of the Lord. Help me to forgive those who have hurt me! Give me a passion to reach the lost, a hunger for the things of God, and a holy boldness to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

I'm saved. I'm born-again. I'm forgiven and I'm on my way to Heaven because I have Jesus in my heart.

Thank You Jesus!

If you said the prayer from your heart, Jesus has saved you! Look for an alive church, so that you have fellowship, nobody makes it on their own (I tried).

 

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

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Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 368 - 2007 06 28 South Wartzor (revised)

 

Peace,

Secret Societies.

My dad joined the Knights Templar once. He realized his error at the initiation. Old men were running around in hooded clothing like that of the K.K.K. (the racist group, X-Knights Templar)

My dad had to lie down in a casket and play dead, while old men played around with skulls and stuff...how mature.

Here's a brief list of groups not to join.

Genesis
The Shriners
Opus Dei
The Golden Dawn
Thelema
Rosenkors-Orden A.M.O.R.C.
Illuminati (based on Masonry secrets (the Luciferic Doctrine), Islam, Sufism and Hatha Yoga etc.
Church of Satan (Anton LaVey. Members =

Nine Inch Nails, Kiss, John 5, Sammy Davis JR. etc.)

Skull & Bones George W. Bush (called "Temporary"...), John Kerry.
Argenteum Astrum
Great White Brotherhood
Order of One
Guardians of the Grail

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It's all a large tree with many branches.

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As some of you know, satan copies everything that God does. Here he has once again been at it.

- Jesus is the true vine and we (the believers) are the branches.

- The devil's version of the tree of life is another tree with many branches (cults), all leading to Hell.

The devil is like King Midas, only everything the devil touches turns to crap.

I guess if your life is empty as a balloon, you might find a secret society interesting. All of them are intertwined though, so in the end "if" you make it to the top, you will end up selling your soul to the devil, because that "is" what it's all about.

As long as you are lower than a 32nd Degree Freemason you can't know about the real deal, because they won't tell you what it's all about.

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I added this on January 8th 2009:

When I was a teenager, my dad joined Knights Templar. It's a secret society, one of many.

I have known for some time that there was a curse over my family, I just didn't understand what it was, then a while back I realized that it had to do with the Knights Templar.

When a person joins a pact with any of the secret groups, he pulls casts a curse over his family for 3 genarations or more, depending on the ritual...

Anyway, the cool thing is this, the curse was broken yesterday by a brother, who has left the organisation. As we prayed together yesterday, the curse was finally broken through the blood sacrifice of my Lord Jesus. What a relief!

Most of the people who join these secret societies, don't understand what they are doing!

At the "top" all of them are Luciferian. It matters not how "nice" and "humanitarian" they "seem" in the beginning, that is just a cover up, for the evil at the top.

If someone in your family has ever been a member of a secret organisation, get set free as soon as possible! Confess it as sin, wash your hands of it, in Jesus name.

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In a way it's strange that people are drawn to a loser like the devil and through him to death, when they could have life in Christ!

The only reason I can see for this is in Ephesians 6:12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

People are tricked by these forces into believing that the devil is some kind of ruler, even though he will be stripped of all his power and thrown naked into the pits of Hell on Judgment day, together with all his seduced followers. People will look at the devil I wonder, because of the frail, frightened nobody he will be in the end.

This is what the prophet Isaiah said about the devil in the Old Testament:

Isaiah 14:12 How you have fallen from heaven, O morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations!

13 You said in your heart, "I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of the sacred mountain. [c]

14 I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High."

15 But you are brought down to the grave, to the depths of the pit.

16 Those who see you stare at you, they ponder your fate: "Is this the man who shook the earth and made kingdoms tremble,

17 the man who made the world a desert, who overthrew its cities and would not let his captives go home?"

There will be grief beyond belief awaiting the devil and the ones he fooled, because of the disastrous choice they've made.

I don't know who is behind this concpiracyarchive site, it does not "seem to be" a sit e with true Christian values (http://www.conspiracyarchive.com/NWO/All_Seeing_Eye.htm), but there is a lot of information here about cults. I'm not really that interested in cults, I just thought I'd warn you about them, since they will lead you to Hell if you join them.

I would not spend much time on (the conspiracyarchive) site, but get the info on cults if you are involved in one.

The intelligent thing to do is to read the Bible and pray to God in Jesus name for guidance of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is our helper, he helps us to understand the inspired word of God (the Bible).

A Christian life is not a religious ritual.

In Christ there is freedom, we can all choose freely to follow Jesus because we have grown to love Him. He hs a plan for every single persons life. When we find it we will be content.

As true believers we follow Christ because He gave His life in our place, and we love Him for that. God knew that we could never get to Heaven by following the commandments of the old Testament. This is why He sent us Jesus as a savior, to die in our place. Jesus could have turned God down, but He didn't. Thanks to Jesus we can live forever, if we choose to.

You can too, if you say this simple prayer from your heart:

Dear Lord Jesus,

Come into my heart. Forgive me of my sin. Set me free. Jesus, thank You that You died for me. I believe that God raised You from the dead. Fill me with the Holy Spirit, the peace of God, and the joy of the Lord. Help me to forgive those who have hurt me! Give me a passion to reach the lost, a hunger for the things of God, and a holy boldness to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

I'm saved. I'm born-again. I'm forgiven and I'm on my way to Heaven because I have Jesus in my heart.

Thank You Jesus!

If you said the prayer from your heart, Jesus has saved you! Look for an alive church, so that you get fellowship, nobody makes it on their own (I tried).

Keep looking until you find the "right" one. Like Rodney Howard Browne once said, "a dead church might bury you" :-)

 

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

I don't wish to offend any person who is a member of the above mentioned societies, I know many mean well. I only wish to warn people about the true nature of the secret societies.


Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 367 - 2007 06 27 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

Photo © Fred Skymberg

God is my place of refuge.

 

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

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Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 366 - 2007 06 26 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

To tithe or not to tithe.

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Those who are born again give a tenth of their income to the Lord, that's just how it is. Some people think this is scary but when you tithe you should give your first to the Lord as soon as you get it. Not just like cowards do, they give if there is anything over at the end of the month :-)

Proverbs 3:9 Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your crops;
10 then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.

God will bless you is you trust in Him, and in faith give Him what is His first of all.

You should give gladly, because if you don't, you might as well not tithe at all. God tells us in His Word that we should give gladly. When you give, you automatically receive blessings in all forms. Those who really love people give more than just 10%.

Malachi 3 "Will a man rob God? Yet you rob me. "But you ask, 'How do we rob you?'
"In tithes and offerings.

9 You are under a curse—the whole nation of you—because you are robbing me.

10 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this," says the LORD Almighty, "and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.

11 I will prevent pests from devouring your crops, and the vines in your fields will not cast their fruit," says the LORD Almighty.

12 "Then all the nations will call you blessed, for yours will be a delightful land," says the LORD Almighty.

I've heard of businessmen who give 90% of their income, and still they have more than enough!

Isn't that cool? The more you give, the more God will bless you. I don't think you will be blessed if you only give to receive, but if you truly love to give, then the Lord will bless you.

I know it works for me. God has always taken care of me financially since I gave my heart to Him. It wasn't always like that, but since I gave Him first place in my life, He has blessed me.

If you want God to bless you, go for it!

2 Cor 9:6 Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.

7 Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

 

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

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Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 365 - 2007 06 23 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

You need a lot of patience to reel in a big fish :-)

We need to witness as much as we can, if we are going to save the lost, but it's important to have patience as well. Sometimes we might scare people away if we are too pushy.

There are people that I have witnessed to for 30 odd years, who still haven't made their mind's up...

Some of them will no doubt be lost forever, but at least their blood won't be on my hands when that day comes. I have told them about salvation through Christ, the choice is entirely theirs. They will have no excuse on Judgment day, none what so ever.

I wish all my friends would receive Jesus and experience the cool supernatural things I experience in Christ.

I know that Jesus would blow their minds away completely, but many are afraid to even try God. If you don't try Him, you will never know, until it's too late.

Even though I've experienced some incredible stuff, I know that I have only scratched the surface. Meeting God however is something I really wonder if anything can surpass...it was simply too overwhelming.

Photo © Fred Skymberg

Incredible as it may seem, there are people who choose the world even though they have met the Lord!

Some get lazy and spend more time pampering themselves and lose their focus. I guess that can happen to anyone, it almost happened to me. Sister circumstance (mp3) can wear you down and make you focus on your problems instead of focusing on the Lord.

The weird and wonderful thing about God is that He "IS" the solution to all of our problems.

There is no problem in the whole wide world that the Lord can't solve for you. Try Him and you will see.

One very important thing however.

When you have found the Lord, ask Him what you can do for His Kingdom , instead of focusing on yourself all the time. It's when we find His will in our lives, that He automatically starts to bless us.

I found that out the hard way, I'm hoping for your sake that you will understand what I'm telling you because it is a great secret. If you "get it" you might save a LOT of time.

Many buy lottery tickets etc. and pray to God that He will make them win.

I don't think God answers those kind of prayers in general. Why would He? We don't really need 1.000.0000 dollars. Some say "if I win a million bucks, I'll give most of it to charity"...silly. If you aren't giving of your hard earned cash now, you won't be giving anything later...I don't believe that for a second.

If you feel in your heart that you need to raise 1.000.000 dollars for a project to help somebody, I'm sure God will give it to you. At least if you are totally honest. I don't think that we are supposed to be rich and save a lot of money in the bank for a rainy day.

I think we are supposed to share all that we have, here and NOW!

Photo © Fred Skymberg

Some say" I can't give away money, I can barely make it as it is".

That's a load of baloney. There is always something we can give. If we don't have money, we can give love or "time"...it's free. Or things, not just old crap that we don't need, but the best things we have. We can give as much as we want too.

Everybody can help somebody!

We can help carry stuff for old people etc. there's lot's of things we can do. Perhaps your neighbors car is busted and he is broke, and you know how to fix it...why don't you help him for free? Or perhaps somebody else has a busted window, and the rain gets in... If we all chipped in the world would be a super place!

Most of us can help people with money as well. If we have 50 cents and somebody is thirsty, we can buy them a bottle of water or something.

If it's your last coin, God will bless you for doing it. Especially "if" you do it from heart level, without expecting to receive a reward :-)

If they reject your help, go to somebody else, there is always somebody out there who needs your help. Don't give pearls to swine if they don't appreciate it.

It gets tricky doesn't it? But that is what it's all about...LOVE.

 

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

Here are the lyrics to Sister Circumstance

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Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 365 - 2007 06 21 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

I heard a cool sermon yesterday.

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Pastor (Olle) in the church (Kvevlax Misssionskyrka) which I attend on Wednesdays, told us of a dream that he once had . It went something like this:

...he stood in front of the Throne on Judgment day and saw many faces that he knew. Some of them asked him why he hadn't told them about God, they were very irritated or angry because of the fact that "now" it was too late for them.

That's how it is, when people stand at the the Throne it'll be too late to do anything!

That's why I've always tried to mention the saving Grace of Jesus every time I've been interviewed. I want everybody to know that I'm a believer, and that people can come to me if they want to meet God. I'm not shamed of the Gospel, I used to be a shy person...but those days are over, thank God.

I'll pray with "anyone" who is serious about getting to know God.

After all what else is there? What else matter in this life? Nothing really. Our stay here on Earth is only temporary, eventually Jesus will be back to gather His loved ones. If you want to, you can be in that crowd! God has promised in His word that He will turn no one down who looks for Him! You can e-mail me if you feel you need help. The address is on my site.

1. Matthew 7:8
For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.

Jesus is the only door to God, that's just the way it is.

In the long run, God is the only one you can really trust.

If your name isn't written in the Book of Life, you will go to Hell, there's no doubt about it.

There are no alternatives.

It doesn't mean anything "if" you refuse to believe, or "if" you don't take a stand. Hell will be your final place of residence without God, until D day when you will be judged and sent to the Lake of Fire with the rest of the people. Both religious and others. There will be priests of all kinds there, kings, millionaires, bums, popes, satan, and pan handlers in Hell.

What they were on Earth will have no meaning what so ever, in Hell everybody will be equal. Although some will receive a much more severe punishment than others for their sins. Eventually all evil ones will be cast into the Lake of Fire. (Book of Revelations in the New Testament).

Photo © Fred Skymberg

The devil is not the ruler of Hell, nobody is, Hell is just a garbage dump for human trash. The devil will be just as weak and miserable down there as everybody else. He will be stripped of all his former powers. The lighting system down there really sucks.

Matthew 10:28
Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.

"I Am" is a loving God, that's why He sent Jesus to die in your place!

If you ask Jesus to come into your heart, you will experience the love of God! I kid you not, just say this prayer:

Dear Lord Jesus,

Come into my heart. Forgive me of my sin. Set me free. Jesus, thank You that You died for me. I believe that God raised You from the dead. Fill me with the Holy Spirit, the peace of God, and the joy of the Lord. Help me to forgive those who have hurt me! Give me a passion to reach the lost, a hunger for the things of God, and a holy boldness to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

I'm saved. I'm born-again. I'm forgiven and I'm on my way to Heaven because I have Jesus in my heart. Thank You Jesus!

This is very important!

If you first look for God's Kingdom, all the rest will be given to you. You won't need to take "happy pills", be depressed, starve or anything like that. The Lord will take care of you!

Be kind and respectful towards everybody, poor , sick, or whatever, and pray for those who hate you.

1. Matthew 5:22
But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to his brother, 'Raca, ' is answerable to the Sanhedrin. But anyone who says, 'You fool!' will be in danger of the fire of hell.

Matthew 18:2-6

2 He called a little child and had him stand among them.

3 And he said: "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

4 Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

5" And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me.

6 But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.

I met God in 1975, and He has never failed me yet :-)

If you know the Lord, remember to tell everybody about Him! It's a matter of life and death. "If" they choose not to listen, then at least their blood is no longer on your hands.

 

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

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Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 364 - 2007 06 19 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

I feel like I'm in the middle 8 phase of my life right now.

M8 © Benjamin Antell

Anything can happen, and I hope it will :-) The "middle eight" in a song, is the part that sounds different from the rest, it's thrown in near the end to make a change. God is doing a lot in my life right now, and for the first time in what feels like ages, it's actually exciting.

I was so caught up in the daily hustle and bustle, that I'd lost direction somewhat.

Window of opportunity © Benjamin Antell

I'm glad that the Lord literally kicked my butt in the right direction, like the loving Father He is. It's so easy to start focusing on your problems instead of the solutions. There is a solution to every single problem, and it doesn't need to be a negative one.

Sometimes when we get depressed we only see the negative "solutions", even when they aren't real solutions, merely ways of escaping reality.

I guess one reason why this happens is because we limit God, we don't really believe and trust Him to do His thing. We have to have faith, even if it's small like a Mustard seed it'll work.

Matthew 17:20
He (Jesus) replied, "Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."

A mountain can also be a symbol for problems, not just a big rock.

The Mustard seed is very small, but it grows into a large tree.

It's really a miracle, when you think about it...how can a mosquito sized seed grow into a large tree? Naturally a scientist can explain it, but still. It never hit me before, I've just kind of taken trees for granted, like so much else in this world. I guess you think more when you get older :-)

 

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

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Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 363 - 2007 06 18 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

"Hook me up a new Evolution, 'cause this one is a lie" -the Foo Fighters

Sir Charles Darwin © Benjamin Antell

An interesting line and it is true. Evolution theories are so incredibly thin, that I crack up every time the so called "scientists" start reciting their religious beliefs in ET.

According to Dr. D. T. Gish

One of their main thesis is that there was no oxygen in the atmosphere when the world was created. Without oxygen, there can be no life...

Here are many facts why ET is impossible: http://www.icr.org/article/3140/

The Foo Fighter's song made me think about Dr. Duane T. Gish and his claim that the Grand Canyon is relatively young. I'd never given it much thought before, because it's not important to me.

Anyway, suddenly I remembered what devastation a little Tsunami wave can cause.

The whole world was under water during the Flood!!!

What great devastation the Flood must have caused when the waters rushed away. It must have ripped mountains apart and thrown them around like cup cakes, creating massive canyons and gorges.

There can't have been a single tree standing after the flood. The Flood must have torn everything away as it ripped along it's paths. The Earth must have eroded away BIG TIME!

Compared to the Flood, a Tsunami wave power would equal the bladder-force (BF) of a mosquito at the most...

After all a Tsunami is a very short splash compared to what the ripping Flood must have been.

Marble or not, the Grand Canyon could have been created in a very short amount of time!

The result of 7.888.000 Tsunamis...Photo © Fred Skymberg

Imagine all that brute force like millions of Tsunami waves. Here's a Tsunami "before-after" page: http://homepage.mac.com/demark/tsunami/

 

Here's a free mp3 track from my latest album Luna Park, which talks about the BIG BAM - Wham bam.mp3.

If you like you can also download the rest of the songs for free at (I don't really have time to sell records at the moment): http://www.antell.com/waam.html

 

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

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Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 362 - 2007 06 16 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

Who is the devil, and what is Hell?

!Apollyon the Destroyer! (detail), © Benjamin Antell

I bought Guitarist magazine issue 289 a while back, among others it featured the New King of Shred...some devil worshipper who calls himself John 5. I believe that he plays with a guy who looks like a "clown gone bad", who calls himself Marilyn Manson (a church of satan member). The title of John 5's latest album is "the devil knows my name", as if that would mean anything to the devil or anybody else :-)

Many have a romanticized image of the devil and Hell.

Many young musicians of the "metal age" seem to hold the devil as some kind of idol. They think that the devil is a ruler in Hell.

Surprise!

The devil will have NO more power than any other fool in Hell.

satan will be stripped of all his powers there, and people will be amazed that he was the one who actually managed to cause so much havoc on planet Earth!

1. Isaiah 14:12 How you have fallen from heaven, O morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations!

In Hell, satan will be like the lowest of scum.

He will be burned like the trash he is in the lake of Fire after Doomsday.

Revelation 12:10 (New International Version) Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say:
"Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ. For the accuser of our brothers, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down.

After all the devil is ONLY a "created" being!

As soon as the devil's head started to swell, he started a mutiny in Heaven. He managed to get a third of the angels on his side.

I'm sure that it didn't take many seconds for God his Creator to kick his sorry ass out of Heaven down to Earth. What was satan thinking...he's only a created being! A created being can't take over his Master.

Some totally ignorant people think that satan actually likes them :-)

A short list of people satan hates or hated:

Anton La Vey, Hitler, Mussolini, John 5, Stalin, King Diamond, The Electric Hellfire Club, Darwin, Acheron, Aleister Crowley, A. E. Waite, Marilyn Manson, Boyd Rice, Nine Inch Nails, Idi Amin, the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Son of Sam, the young kids killing their class mates in the schools of America, and he hates me for loving God, and he hates YOU no matter who you are and what you do.

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satan only loves/likes one single person in the Universe = himself.

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What does the devil look like?

the devil inside © Benjamin Antell

The Bible says that he was very good looking, but on the inside he is gross, just a pile of dung.

The devil is a shape-shifter just like the spirits, he can look like anybody he wants to.

Since we are all legends in our own minds, many people think that they have actually met the devil.

In actual fact very few have! The spirits we meet, believing to be the devil, are just his little helpers (fallen angels without bodies). They are totally insignificant beings which have a limited amounts of power to mess with us.

However if you are an unbeliever they do have the right to kill you. Normally they try to drive people insane, so that they will commit suicide.

Why does the devil need his helpers?

I believe it is because Satan, unlike God is NOT omnipresent. The devil himself can only be in one place at a time.

What will the devil's helpers reward be?

The Lake of Fire.

So why do they help the devil?

Because they know that they are doomed no matter what they do...by helping satan, they can live lustful lives through ignorant human beings the little time they have left until Jesus returns to Earth to get His beloved.

How can the spirits live through people?

Those who do not believe in God, have no protection against evil. There is no other protection against evil except the blood of Christ. The blood that He shed on the cross for YOU.

# Revelation 1:18 I am the Living One (Jesus); I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.

If you take drugs, you lower your own little defense for spirits to enter you.

Once they are inside you, they can make you believe that you are a homosexual, or that you have lives past lives, that you need to kill somebody, that you need to eat shit, that you need to have all kinds of perversions etc.

Naturally the spirits don't need you to take drugs or get drunk, to take advantage of you but it makes you easier to handle. This is because your own resistance is very low when you are intoxicated.

Another way for spirits to enter is through dramatic events in your life.

I've met many who have become possessed after being molested as children or raped as adults. It is very common. That's why many peoples lives re totally destroyed after an incident like that.

Being possessed is nothing to be ashamed of, many people have problems with spirits. Religious people call possession all kinds of things, it doesn't really matter what you call it :-)

There is healing through Christ!

Anyone can receive healing for terrible things like this. You just have to look up a church of caring Christians who know how to pray for deliverance. This is not dangerous at all if the believers are born again Christians.

Can Non-Christian Exorcists drive out demons (spirits)?

Nope. I off course not, that would be like satan throwing out himself :-) It might seem like it works sometimes, but in those cases the spirits will just be silent for a while.

Luke 11:18 If Satan is divided against himself, how can his kingdom stand? I say this because you claim that I drive out demons by Beelzebub.

The devil's goal is to kill as many as possible.

He is a master of deception, but that is the only thing he is good at these days. Since he has lost all value as a person, he is only garbage which will burn in the Lake of Fire one day with all of his followers.

Psalm 9:17 The wicked return to the grave, all the nations that forget God.

Matthew 13:48 (New International Version) When it was full, the fishermen pulled it up on the shore. Then they sat down and collected the good fish in baskets, but threw the bad away.

Matthew 25:32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.

I get very angry at the devil for fooling the multitudes.

He actually has worshippers who believe that he likes them, how stupid can you get? The devil hates them and is happy that he has managed to fool them completely. The devil is the liar of liars.

satan has many followers who run around shouting Hail satan! Even grown ups do it, it's very strange. They believe that satan is the real god and that the "church" has made him look bad. They are really confused, but that's what happens when you spend time with the wrong crowd. satan is a sly bastard who takes prey wherever he can find it. Like I've said before, he is not omnipresent so he needs all his spirits and demons to fool people into thinking that he is everywhere. What a sad person he must be, with no prospects what so ever. Constantly trying to impress people, when he isn't hiding from atheists, what dodger.

John 8:43-45 (New International Version) Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say.

44 You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

45 Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me!

Hell is only a stinking human garbage dump!

Hell is like a prison, it's the only prison in the world that there actually is NO escape from.

- "Hell is like a mountain sized toilet seat, with no way to flush" -

What about the semi-intellectual one's that don't believe there is a devil!

It really doesn't make any difference what they think. They are totally irrelevant...satan has managed to fool them completely.

Just think about it, you've sold you soul for an "idea". You are willing to die just for an idea based on some silly theory that nothing supernatural exists. That is an idea that satan has injected into your mind.

How come the devil has the right to mess with your life?

Since you have decided not to follow Jesus, you have no protection against satan. He can do whatever he likes with your head. satan is bouncing your head around like Chaplin did with the world globe in Hitler's office, in the film The Great Dictator. The devil is bouncing your head on his ass smiling all the way.

Matthew 10:28
Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.

John 5 was him showing off his guitar collection, as if that was some kind of security in life.

Since he has sold his soul to the devil, his only reward in life will be death. Since God can't protect him because of his choice, the devil's helpers probably have the right to take his life any time. The weirdest thing of all is of course the fact that John 5 doesn't understand that the devil hates him...I'd call that a major bummer.

Is there any evidence that God exists?

Yes.

If you ask Jesus to come into your heart, you "will" experience the love of God! I kid you not, just say this prayer if you mean business:

Dear Lord Jesus,

Come into my heart. Forgive me of my sin. Set me free. Jesus, thank You that You died for me. I believe that God raised You from the dead. Fill me with the Holy Spirit, the peace of God, and the joy of the Lord. Help me to forgive those who have hurt me! Give me a passion to reach the lost, a hunger for the things of God, and a holy boldness to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

I'm saved. I'm born-again. I'm forgiven and I'm on my way to Heaven because I have Jesus in my heart. Thank You Jesus!

If you said the prayer from your heart, Jesus has saved you! Look for an alive church, so that you get fellowship, nobody makes it on their own. Keep looking until you find the "right" one. Like Rodney Howard Browne once said, "a dead church might bury you" :-)

1. Matthew 16:18 And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.

 

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

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Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 361 - 2007 06 15 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

Fawlty Towers (BBC)

That's what this world is like to me. I guess most of you have seen Mr. Fawlty on TV sometime. I wish they would have made more of the sketches, I can't count how many times I have seen them.

- I have to give Fawlty Towers 5 out of 5 possible Uncle's

Que?

I remember when I had first met the Lord, He made me laugh just as much as John Cleese did, but God made me laugh as I read the Bible. There is really lot's of comical stuff in it, especially if you are born again and led by the Holy Spirit while reading. A person who isn't born of Spirit can't get all that much from the Bible though. Because the Bible is not an ordinary book, and should not be read as an ordinary book. When you read you need to pray for guidance, then the Holy Spirit will come and help you understand what God is wanting to tell you at the moment that you read.

The Bible is strange...as I have read the Bible I notice that it changes every time. Today I can see something that I haven't seen before in a Chapter that I have read a gazillion times. That's because the Holy Spirit keeps showing me different things all the time. It's really strange. It's as is somebody reprints the Bible while I'm asleep every night. Those of you who are born again Christians know what I'm talking about, while others mostly have no clue. That's just how it is. But I'm praying and hoping as I write, and I'm happy that people write me now and then, to tell me that they have met Jesus in person or that stuff I write about actually works for them. Praise God.

Photo © Fred Skymberg

I used to have a new testament in my pocket all the time, reading as I walked. I wish I still had that amount of concentration and a small Bible with large letters :-)

Britney Spears mom says everything will be fine...

She can say that until her face goes blue, but how could that happen without God? Nobody will ever be fine without God, it's just not possible. If you die today without being saved by Christ, Heaven will not be an option! It's that simple.

Most people walk around with blind folds all their lives and then they die, never knowing what hit them until they stand in front of the Throne of God. I wish I could reach you, because it's a life or death situation!

Without Jesus you will suffer damnation, there's no doubt about it.

Photo © Fred Skymberg

The Bible is very clear about it. Don't ask people who aren't saved about this, how could they know anything??? I didn't know anything really until I received Jesus.

You have to be born again of Spirit to understand what the Lord is saying through the Prophets who penned the Bible.

Photo © Benjamin Antell

It doesn't matter if the person you ask has studied Theology for 50 years, that means nothing! You can study Theology for 99 years or more, without understanding any of it!

You need to receive the Holy Spirit to understand what God is saying, there is no other way. To receive the Holy Spirit you must first ask Jesus to come into your heart, because He is the only door to our Heavenly Father. And you have to forgive everybody that you are mad at before you pray, otherwise it might not work.

If you want to go to Heaven, say this prayer from your heart, and God will receive you!

Dear Lord Jesus,

Come into my heart. Forgive me of my sin. Set me free. Jesus, thank You that You died for me. I believe that God raised You from the dead. Fill me with the Holy Spirit, the peace of God, and the joy of the Lord. Help me to forgive those who have hurt me! Give me a passion to reach the lost, a hunger for the things of God, and a holy boldness to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

I'm saved. I'm born-again. I'm forgiven and I'm on my way to Heaven because I have Jesus in my heart. Thank You Jesus!

If you said the prayer from your heart, Jesus has saved you! Look for an alive church, so that you get fellowship, nobody makes it on their own. Keep looking until you find the "right" one. Like Rodney Howard Browne once said, "a dead church might bury you" :-)

Many have asked me about their past sin(s).

God has promised to forgive us our sin. When He forgives us, He wipes our slate clean, he formats our hard drive, He will no longer remember it...it is totally forgiven for all eternity. That's why we also need to forget it.

 

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

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Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 360 - 2007 06 14 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

In 1929 my grandfather bought a cheque for One Million Deutch Mark!

He gave the cheque to my dad, who later gave it to me when I was in my teens.

I didn't give it much thought until lately. I suppose it's almost worthless today, like old money often is. It's much better to store your riches in Heaven, naturally I'm not talking about money since money will be worthless after death just as gold and precious stones.

Some silly greedy people dream about walking on streets of gold in Heaven :-)

I haven't seen the Bible talking about streets of gold per se. Even if they were of gold, what good would they be to anyone, except for walking on and looking nice..?

Revelation 21:18 The wall was made of jasper, and the city of pure gold, as pure as glass.

It's important we forget about bling and to focus on Christ instead!

One of the things I like about Rodney Howard Browne is that he isn't afraid to make himself look and sound like an idiot to the ungodly :-)

I'm not saying that we should look up to people, that's not the point...we should only look up to the Holy Trinity, after all what else matters, and that we are saved through the blood of Christ?

But Mr. Browne is so funny, he'll just walk up and down the pews talking in tongues or laugh in the Spirit or shouting "Hallelujah" not caring one bit what people think about him.

We have a lot to learn from him, especially here in the cold north where people are very proud and reserved, unfortunately I'm no exception. I'm however trying and praying to overcome my insecurity, it's hard when you have been stale as a fish stick most of your life, surrounded by pews of frozen fish :-)

Some are envious of him for this and that. Did you know that he feeds loads of poor people every day?

Self portrait

I hope I can soon come to the point when I can let go and make a total ass of myself in the eyes of the religious frozen fish sticks in church...if that's what God wants me to do.

I really wish I could dance like King David, he also made a fool of himself in the eyes of the proud. I actually wrote a song to his honor on my latest record Luna Park, here's the track for free as an mp3 if you want to torment your ears for a spell :-)

Wish I could dance like David did.mp3

 

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

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Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 359 - 2007 06 12 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

We all struggle with our shortcomings, at least if we care...

Dr. Creflo Dollar said something cool on god.tv today, "have the Word in your heart, so you won't miss the mark".

Will power.

That's really not what it's all about! Your Will power is not enough when you try to change, if that's all you've got, then you will fall eventually.

If, on the other hand you live for God, most (if not all) your problems will go away in an instant. Ok, maybe not all your problems will disappear, but they won't mean much, at least they don't mean much to me anymore. God is so much bigger than my tiny problems.

We have to submit ourselves to the Word of God.

Those who won't will never be happy...it actually works that way, kind of in reverse. You think that you stand to lose something by subjecting yourself to the will of God, but actually you gain everything...I found that out the hard way :-)

The Word of God is our sword, without it we can't fend the devil's helpers off when they attack. Wave the sword at them and they will run, like the cowards most of them are.

That's why we need to read the Bible daily, it is our manual of defense, as well as our owner's manual of how to live.

Another thing I heard a few days ago, about strife etc.

Dr. Guy Peh talked about what I mentioned yesterday.

Dr. Peh (Dr. Cool) with my pal Pontus at Seinäjoki Pentecostal Church...

As a solution to quarrels etc. Dr. Peh made a "bridge sign" with his index finger in the air...and said "get over it".

I thought that was funny, because that is what we should always do "get over it" as quickly as possible. I've been thinking a lot about that this last year. This world would be a peaceful place if we all could learn to just "get over it".

Since I started praying to God to help me "get over whatever", it's been a Cakewalk!

 

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

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Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 358 - 2007 06 11 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

Don't let anybody rob you of your peace.

"Hippo" Photo © Fred Skymberg

Why care about what other people say about you?

When I'm being criticized or whatever, I just don't care what they say. I pray to God that it will not effect me in any way, make me resentful, mad or anything of that nature. He always answers those kinds of prayers!

The accuser is always trying to drive in wedges between us, anything to make us mad at each other. He knows that nothing will work if we are divided.

Think about it!

"Head bangers" Photo © Benjamin Antell

If the devil's little helpers get into your head, you are in dire straits.

Why are you angry at so and so? Do you really feel that you have a good reason to be, did he/she hurt your feelings? Want me to kiss it and make the Bo Bo go away?

Our reasons for being mad at each other are most of the time pretty pathetic. The devil often wins... You'd have to be very creative to make me mad at you, that's for sure :-)

 

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

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Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 357 - 2007 06 09 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

Beware of pride.

As soon as you think you've "got it made" somehow, pride can easily creep in through your back door and devour you (eat you alive). Humility is the key to success in the spiritual world, humility and the Father's love.

We have to remember always that we are saved by Grace, and Grace alone.

We need to be humble if we are going to withstand the forces of evil in our time. That does not mean that we should bow down to anything unholy, it just means that we should not be cocky and arrogant, we need to look sharp. The evil we face can only be fought in truth, love and humility in Christ.

We hold our free time very precious, and we like to spend most of it on our selves.

That's why it takes so long for many of us to grow spiritually. The more we sacrifice for the Father and for others, the quicker we grow. I know it sounds boring to many, but that is how it works. The rewards are way cool.

Inquire of the Lord before making major decisions.

It's so easy to make hasty decisions which can steal a lot of our precious time in God, and even throw you off the path that the Lord has intended for you. I still have a lot to learn in the area.

To mature Christians God is a Lion, the baby Christians He is a Lamb.

To understand this clearly we need to experience it in our minds but also at heart level. There is a time for everything, a time for worship and a time for wisdom.

 

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

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PS. Did you know that the Greek word for sickness in the Bible is evil?. That would explain a lot...


Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 356 - 2007 06 08 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

Unfortunatelyif you don't have Christ in your heart you are doomed.

It's not about who is good, we are all broken.

Christ died in your place so that you might have eternal life, it's that simple. Life is a gift from God to you, all you need to do is to receive. What is so difficult about that?

If today is your last day alive," do you KNOW where you are going"? Do you really KNOW where you are going or do you just think that you know?

You'd better get it right, because if you die and you don't know Christ, why would He receive you into His Kingdom of Heaven???

Can you think of one reason? ...I certainly can't.

Jesus is the only door to the Father, and the Holy Spirit is our guide and helper while we fidget about on this weird planet of ours. The Holy Spirit urges us to invite as many as possible to Christ's Kingdom in Heaven. That's why I'm still writing my write after 356 days of writing, because I know there are lost souls out there and one might stumble upon my site and "get it".

Even if only one person found God through my site, it would be worth it! Every person is precious, and God has a detailed plan for every man on Earth! All we need to do is to receive Christ, and watch God do His stuff in our lives.

If you receive Jesus your life will change for the better, that much I can assure you of.

I have met God, I know where I'm going, there is absolutely no doubt about it :-) I know without a shadow of a doubt that Jesus lives, and that the Holy Spirit guides me and that the Father has forgiven me all my sins. I AM is a loving God, and He has lot's of humor...why else would he have created monkeys?

 

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

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Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 355 - 2007 06 07 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

How can you know what's on the other side of the door if you never look?

Photo © Fred Skymberg

Many people never bother to check and see if there is a God. In fact it seems like most people never think...

I remember when I met God for the first time in 1975, man what a fantastic experience! It's just not explainable, it was so outta this world.

I made a big mistake though.

Instead of asking God where I was supposed to live, work etc. I just told God to give me this and that all the time without giving it a second thought.

Being the loving Father that He is, he gave me almost everything I asked for... It's only now that I realize what an egoistic fool I have been. Naturally I asked about some fundamental things, but I didn't have the brains to give my whole life to Him. I thought that I had given it all to him, but I noticed few years ago that I still had one foot in the world, just for safety I guess :-)

But then again God does everything for a reason.

Now I know what it's like to sit at the wheel, with God in the galley rowing away...it doesn't really work :-)

What an idiot Pirate I've been, God needs to direct everything otherwise your life will end up on a reef somewhere because God is a mighty rower :-)

So here I sit in the settling dust wondering about my next move.

I'm just waiting on the Lord to point the way while I run all these minor errands for Him, at least that's what they seem like to me...I may be wrong AGAIN, God knows I've been wrong a number of times before.

Sometimes when you obey by doing a "small" thing for the Lord, it snowballs on you and all of a sudden you've set a train of happenings in motion. I'm not going to let anything get in the way this time :-)

Another thing I've noticed is that you have to wait on the Lord a lot, His time table is totally different from ours, He never seems to be in a hurry. What he called me to do when I first met Him doesn't necessarily have to be what He wants me to do today...

Things change, the Lord gives us new assignments as we grow spiritually.

Even though some of the old assignments may still be a part of you, He will give you new ones as you get smaller while Christ grows in you.

 

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

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Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 354 - 2007 06 06 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

What's the point in taking "happy pills" when God can fill your Seretonin level at anytime?

Photo © Fred Skymberg

As Christians we don't need to take those pills. I don't take any pills, I really don't believe that they are necessary. If you take "happy pills" they will pacify you, you'll just get tired and your head will feel like mush in the end. I know people who pop pills...

I've struggled with depression many times in my life, but since I asked Jesus to come into my life it became much more easy to manage.

Prayer will drive depression away. In my case it's very clear that depression comes from the evil one. Since he's not omnipresent like God is, we have a host of fallen angels around us (a third of the host of heaven), always waiting for the perfect moment to come with their suggestions. Sometimes they are way off the target though, seems like there's a lot of stupid spirits out there too.

They're comin' to take me away ha haa...

I remember one time about a year ago when the "voices" although not audible, told me that I was worthless and they recommended me to commit suicide :-) I knew that all this was BS so I told them "yeah right, pull the other one" and I commanded them in Jesus name to leave. Naturally they left right away, I bet they felt pretty stupid.

Medical doctors who often are Atheists will prescribe drugs for you in the blinking of an eye.

They do this because they think that everybody who hears or sees something supernatural is automatically crazy. The demons know if the drugs are strong enough they will pacify you so that (in the worst case) you can't even ask for deliverance.

Naturally the demons ride these Atheist doctors like Hart rode California back when.

When I was a kid my dad found a cinema reel with a Hart movie in a shed that he was cleaning. He converted an old sewing machine into a projector, so that we could watch the movie. When he reversed the movie my grandmother Selma used to laugh so hard that she almost fell off her chair...those were the days. I was only about 4 years old at the time, but I still remember watching the movie in our kitchen on Kolmilevägen 12 in Bäckin (Tjärodalin), Vasa in the late 50's when I was very young...like 4 or something.

 

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

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Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 353 - 2007 06 05 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

To many the dollar is the bottom line.

I think we who are Christians should think of our house, money and other things as God's stuff. We are only looking after the stuff while we are here on Earth, but it doesn't belong to us.

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This enables us to share everything with our brothers and sisters.

If you have a need of some sort, have a talk with God. He will in turn tell other people about your needs, that's how it works. Since many are egoistic and hold on to their possessions with all their might, so you might have to pray diligently :-)

I believe that the only reason for unanswered prayers is due to greed.

People who God speaks to many times won't obey when it comes to giving away money and finer things. That's just how we are many times.

I also believe that when we give, we also receive.

I believe that the more we give, the more we will receive. At least as long as we don't give for that particular reason. We have to give from our hearts. If we do so, then we will give of our finest and we will give 'til it hurts :-)

Salvation through Jesus Christ is the greatest gift of all.

Salvation is free, there is no charge and there is nothing we can do to earn it. The only thing we can do is receive it.

 

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

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Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 352 - 2007 06 02 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

I'm sorry but when I listen to Atheists I can't keep a straight face :-)

Knowing God on a personal basis makes the whole thing so very comical (sometimes sad). All their idea's sound so incredibly silly then... Sometimes I wonder why they have such a religious need to deny God, but then I remember Ephesians 6:12 And everything falls into place.

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

It's all a spiritual battle for the souls of men.

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Some of us are inspired by God and the rest by the dark forces. Many who deny God have no clue as to why they are doing it. In some cases it can even be a curse that has run in the family for generations.

Familiar spirits move from person to person as the old ones die. Sometimes there can be several of them in the same family messing up peoples heads. Once they control the mind, there is very little freedom left for the person they "have" or posses.

Christ can set you free, nobody else. I know there are Exorcists that are non Christian, they "appear" to throw out demons but in those cases people get worse later.

Most Atheists don't even believe in the spirit world, so they are totally lost.

It's sad, because if you don't have Jesus in your heart, there is no way you are going to Heaven. It is that simple. What's even worse, is that they will be going to the Lake of Fire, and nobody would pine to go there if they knew where they were going!

"Ha ha said the clown".

Atheists scoff at Christians many times, and claim that we are silly and unrealistic for believing in God.

It is not at all hard to believe in someone that you have met!

It would be much harder for me to believe in a "man made theory" instead of God whom I now know on a personal basis. I guess this is hard to believe for someone who has never actually met the Lord. Then again God's arms are wide open to those who call on His name! You can meet Him right now, If you want too, He is just a prayer away and Jesus is the door to the Father.

The demon of Pride will do everything he can to stop you though...but the decision is yours and yours alone.

I'm not a religious nut, I never were...perhaps a nut but not religious :-)

I detest religion per se. But a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ is just Super. I wouldn't change my life with the Lord for anything. I get to live both in the World and also in the Supernatural. It is way cool to know the Lord Jesus.

It is also very practical for me to know the Lord because He helps me a lot during the day, with all the jazz I have to go through. He carries many of my burdens. That's why I wrote the song Piccolo Bell Boy on my latest CD...

LUNA PARK 2006-2007,

Piccolo Bell Boy is all about Jesus who carries our burdens. It begins with the Crucifixion... Here are the lyrics:

Piccolo Bell Boy
© 2003 music & lyrics: Benjamin Antell

Hot day burning sun
blue sky camel run
chapped lip, tight fist
led whip, false kiss
diamond tear, ruby stream
broken cord, golden years
vast crowd, eerie show
hard climb, crown of thorns
I will be your Piccolo
I will be your Bell boy

Dry sand, pierced hand
bitter drink, gall brand
roll of dice, cheap lies
innocent man, silent lamb
Thunder storm, breaking wall
splitting veil, sacred place
earth shake, open grave
the dead awake, amazing Grace
I’ll carry your troubles
I’ll carry your fears
I’ll carry the slag
of your broken dreams
I will be your Piccolo
I will be your Bell boy

(If you want Me to)

Here's the mp3 for free :-)

 

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

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Uncle Ben's (Almost Daily) WRITE 351 - 2007 06 01 South Wartzor

 

Peace,

Please help find Madeleine!!!

>Please read this message and pass it on!!!

>As you are aware my niece is still missing and I am asking
>everyone I know to send this as a chain letter i.e. you send it
>to everyone you know and ask them to do the same, as the story is
>only being covered in Britain, Eire and Portugal. We don't
>believe that she is in Portugal anymore and need to get her
>picture and the story across Europe as quickly as possible.
>Suggestions are welcome.
>
>Phil McCann

Madeleine

http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/europe/05/15/abduction.suspect.ap/index.html

PS. There is a white van with a dark haired woman and short haired man in Finland right now, trying to kidnap young girls. They are using potatoe chips as bait... The worthless Finnish police are doing nothing about it, it's a disgrace!

 

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Benjamin Antell, Live @ Sandö, Wasa.

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

I'm just trying to convey what God has put on my heart. I also feel that that life is too short, to just shut up and go with the flow when people suffer under all kinds of bondage, when they could in fact be set free in Christ.

(There is more info about me on the antell.com site, for those who R curious).

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