We use words to try to convey messages, but the intended messages can, and do, get lost over time, simply because the meaning of words often change with the culture.

Here are a few examples given by Linguistics expert Anne Curzan.  

Awful: used to be “worthy of awe.”

Wench: used to mean “female child,” then a female servant, today a wanton woman.

Naughty: used to mean had naught or nothing.

Spinster: used to be a woman, today an “unmarried woman.”

Bachelor: was a young knight, today the lowest rank at a university

Unfortunately, sometimes when words change the story they are trying to convey, get’s lost. For instance, words contain the story of God and the supernatural. Therefore it’s important that when we study the story of God, we use the tools at our disposal to understand the words that were used in the culture when they were written.

Here’s an example – in the ancient scroll of Luke in the book we call the Bible, we have a story of a man named John (The Baptist) whose father’s name was Zacharias and his mother’s Elizabeth. The ancient scroll used in the translation was Greek. But John, Zacharias, and Elizabeth all had Hebrew names. John means “Jehovah is Gracious,” Zacharias means “He remembered,” Elizabeth means “His covenant.” So the story God is trying to convey is that he (Jehovah) is gracious and has remembered his covenant through the birth of John.

Here is another example in the ancient scroll of Matthew, 1:21

“She (Mary) will bring forth a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”  Once again we have a Hebrew person or persons being referred to in the Greek language. Jesus in Hebrew is Y’hoshua, and it meant Yahweh is salvation, deliverance, and restoration. The word “sin,” according to W. E. Vines expository dictionary of biblical words simply means to miss the mark. It was a term used by an archer when his arrow missed the target. And all humanity has missed the mark when it comes to Gods standard.

So now equipped with that knowledge, I believe it’s reasonable to interpret the story of God like this. He (God) created mankind in his image and likeness to walk in union with him, but Adam and Eve missed the mark. Therefore, He sent His son, Y’hoshua (Jesus), to come and save, deliver, and restore the human race to their original position and intent.

Another word that has lost its meaning through the centuries is “repent.” We’ve all heard the word Penthouse –  Pent means “the top.” The top is where God wants us to live.

Did you ever read the ancient scroll of the prophet Hosea? He said, “God’s people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” So let’s get the knowledge, and stop the destruction.

The Law of the Spirit of Life

The word “Life” is the Greek word “Zoe” and in the scriptures it means the life of God or the God kind of life, which is in contrast to animal life, which controls most of the human race. But to live in this kind of life we need to be mindful of something that the ancient scrolls call “The Law of the Spirit” which is in opposition to something called the “Law of the Flesh.”

The Law of the Flesh is all about our five senses. It’s reasoning based, upon stimuli, that the brain has received from the five senses and the mind has pondered until it has become a functional part of our natural lives.

Think about a newborn child who had none of their five senses working until they reached the age of fifteen. Then, on their fifteen birthday, they were told to build a house, ride a bike, hug their parents. Without the five senses they would have no knowledge of how to accomplish any of those things, they wouldn’t even know who their parents were or what a house and bike were.

Most people have been taught that if they control their flesh then they will walk in the spirit but the scripture says just the opposite, it says “Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh” (Ga 5:16).

Walking in the Law of the Spirit is simple in theory but a challenge in practicality. You see the Law of the Spirit is all about the life of God and the scriptures tell us that God is love (agape in the Greek). This is not human love its supernatural love. It’s the kind of love that would sacrifice its own son to save others.

You see, the God kind of love is all about others, where human love is all about self. So the Law of the Flesh is all about love for self and the Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus is all about the love for others.

Remember Ga. 5:16, “Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh?” A few verses later it says;

The works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; (These all involve selfcenteredness)

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Ga 5:19-23

In other words, the Love of God is simply a fruit of His Spirit; it’s His nature and always will lay down its life for others. When we walk in that we will be filled with joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.



Today we live in a society were often times words are used loosely. One such word comes to mind is the word father.

People think because they provided sperm to a woman they became the father of the child. Animals can do likewise but in the ancient scrolls animals and never referred to as the father.

The word father means, origin, source of nourishment and protection. It’s one thiVisit Siteng to be the origin of another human being but it’s quite a different story to be the source of nourishment and protection.

For a living thing to flourish it must a connected to its source or its father. For instance an animal was created from the earth if you remove the animal from the earth put it into outer space it will die. The agent scrolls also tell us that fish were created from the sea therefore they must stay connected to the sea.

Concerning man our bodies were created from the earth and must stay connected to the Earth works nourishment and protection. However man is a spirit being who lives in a body and since the spirit is of the fourth dimension it must stay connected to the father or source of the fourth dimension.

Keep in mind that the third dimension is in and controlled by the fourth dimension. Therefore it’s imperative that we connect to and live in the fourth dimension under the headship of the father of light.

When Jesus came the world had a concept of a God who carried a big stick. Unfortunately most people still have that concept today. Jesus spent his life on this earth teaching and explaining about God as a father. Not as someone who wanted to punish people but as he was indeed someone whom we originated from who provided all sources of nourishment and protection to what he created.

Most Christians think that if I can pray hard enough God the father would answer their prayer and meet their needs. But true provision does not come from begging, if it did everybody’s prayers would get answered every time. It doesn’t even come because we have a need if that was the case people in Third World countries would get all of their prayers answered.


Provision and protection comes from fellowship with the father. For many of us it may be difficult to relate to your Creator as a loving father simply because of the relationship you failed to have with your earthly father. That was my case, all I understood of a father was someone who carried a big stick. But listen to what the scrolls say about our heavenly father. They say, if your heavenly father loves you enough to give you his son Jesus on the cross how would he not also with him freely give you all things.


The scrolls also say drawl nay to God your father and he would draw nay to you.


Matthew 13:14-15

“Hearing you will hear and shall not understand, And seeing you will see and not perceive;       For the hearts of this people have grown dull. Their ears are hard of hearing, And their eyes they have closed, Lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, so that I should heal them.”

(heal is the Greek word: iaomai, which means whole)

He said we have eyes but we don’t see,

And we have ears but we don’t hear.

Then He said if we could see and hear we could understand and turn, and then He would heal us of whatever we needed healed of.

Perhaps you need healing in your body, your mind, your finances, your marriage or any other area. Healing can come in many different areas of our lives and I believe this is why Jesus used the word that described wholeness. But, regardless of what we need healed of, the process is still the same.

I will attempt to give a simple explanation of this complex process in this short article.

So let’s take a look at these 4 key elements for wholeness:

#1 We have eyes and ears but still we can’t see or hear

They were not blind nor deaf, they could see and hear perfectly, in the natural world, but they could not see and hear the spiritual world. We need for our five senses to connect to the Three Dimensional, physical, world that we live in, but the supernatural lies in the Fourth Dimension. And it takes much more than simply the five senses to connect with the Fourth Dimension (read my article on the Fourth Dimension)

#2 Perception is directly connected to seeing and hearing

And it also involves our attitude and understanding. Here is example of what I am trying to say: in the sentence that you just read I intentionally left out the word an, before the word, example, yet when you read the sentence you understood exactly what I was trying to say, because of your perception. And your perception is a byproduct of your understanding, which flows from your knowledge and attitude. This is why God said, “my people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge.” We all have gained knowledge; perhaps it’s Baptist knowledge; Pentecostal knowledge; Presbyterian knowledge or Catholic knowledge, and the list goes on and on. Our perception is based upon our knowledge. In another place Jesus said, “take heed what you hear for with the same measure that you measure, it will be measured back to you again.” Also He said we make the Word of God of no effect because of our tradition. We must constantly hunger for more knowledge and never descend into a place of contentment thinking we know everything we need to know. We should always hunger to grow more in the knowledge of God.

#3 Understanding

Words describe pictures that are in our mind. We try to communicate what’s in our mind to other people by words. The problem is, words cannot paint an exact picture of what’s in our mind. An example of what I mean perhaps can be explained by a trip my wife and I took to Mount Rushmore. I can tell you we beheld Mount Rushmore and there on the mountain was carved the image of four different Presidents. I could give you their names; George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. That gives you an image or a perception of what is in my mind but not the exact image. It would be impossible for me to give you an image of what is in my mind by simply using words.

In the Old Testament prophets received the Word of the God, but  Jesus did not receive the Word of God, He was the word of God. John 1:1 says, “In the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the word was God,”  But even though Jesus was the word of God He could not communicate the exact image of God to us because of our limited perception. Therefore, we must have the Holy Spirit working in us to take the words that Jesus spoke and reveal them to us in a way that we can see the complete picture.

#4 Dullness of Heart 

Jesus said, “Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.” And the disciples reasoned among themselves, saying, “It is because we have no bread.” But Jesus, being aware of it, said to them, “Why do you reason because you have no bread? Do you not yet perceive nor understand? Is your heart still hardened? Having eyes, do you not see? And having ears, do you not hear? And do you not remember? (Mk: 8:15-18)

They did not perceive nor did they understand. I believe if you study this story out you will come to the same conclusion that I did and that  the reason they did not perceive nor understand was because they spent no time meditating on the miracle that they had seen. If they had meditated on seeing Jesus feed thousands of people with a few loaves of bread their perception would have been different. But, as it was, they did not understand what He had done, therefore their perception was distorted. Now, because of their lack of understanding and perception, they are upset because they only have one loaf of bread. If Jesus could feed thousands of people with five loaves, why are these twelve men worried because they only have one loaf? Surely if He feed five thousand with five loaves He could feed twelve with one loaf.

Understanding properly is essential to a proper perspective, but we will never understand properly if we fail to spend time meditating on the knowledge we have received. And we will not meditate if our attitude is not correct. Our attitude must always be that we meditate and study to become, not to gain knowledge. Knowledge puffs up but love edifies.

The purpose of the Scriptures is not so that we can find answers to all of our problems; the purpose of the Scriptures is to make us look like Christ. We study to become one with Him, to co-labor with God as vessels of love, to have the mind of Christ, so that we can better serve the world around us. When this is our attitude true knowledge and understanding will increase. And when understanding and knowledge increase, our perception will change, and when our perception is correct we will turn, and when we turn He makes us whole.

Why Satanist Should Love the Ten Commandments

Why Satanists should love to see the Ten Commandments on Courthouse lawns and Christians should detest seeing them there:

Listen closely to what God said and gain wisdom: God said, in 1 Cor.15:56, “The strength (or power) of sin is the law.” So if you want to empower sin in your life, try to keep the Law. But, before I elaborate on that, let me first address those who will try to defend their view by saying that the Law mentioned here is the “Social or Ceremonial” Law. The Law is all of the Commandments in the scriptures. God gave Israel the Law, made up of three separate categories; the Ceremonial Law, the Social Law and the Moral Law.

In order to justify our traditions man has come up with the theory that this verse does not mean the moral law or the social law. Some people will say it is only speaking about the ceremonial law. The problem with that theory is that there are no scriptures in the Word of God to back up that view. God gave the law on Mount Sinai and He has never, in Scripture, ever separated them and said we are to keep one and ignore the others. All three categories of the law are lumped into one term and that term is “the law.”

Now let’s go back to the verse where we read, “The strength of the law is sin.” In other words, the Ten Commandments empower people to commit sin. Trying to keep them does not draw us closer to God. In fact, according to what the Scripture said, trying to keep them will empower sin in our lives. Trying to keep the Ten Commandments will cause us to live farther from God instead of closer to Him. Before you stop reading, I encourage you, please read this entire article, the truth will set you free!

The ancient scrolls that we call the “Bible” also tells us that no man has ever kept the Ten Commandments except Christ. Don’t you realize that God, who knows all things, knew before He ever gave the Ten Commandments, that no man could keep them? As a matter-of-fact, if you are struggling to keep the Law, tell me, what is the seventh, or the fifth, or the ninth? If you can’t tell me what they are how can you possibly keep them? These ancient scrolls also tell us in James 2:10, “Whoever should try and keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he’s guilty of all.” In other words, if you’ve ever told a lie you’re also guilty of breaking the Sabbath and according to Jesus, if you look upon a person to lust after them you’ve already committed adultery in your heart. So those of you who are trying to keep the Sabbath by going to church on Saturday and yet you’ve looked on someone to lust after them, or you’ve ever told a lie, or ever broken one of the other Commandments, you’re guilty of breaking them all. The Law is like a large window; if you throw a rock and break the window, there may be just a small hole because it was a small rock but the entire window has been ruined, so you might as well have thrown a brick.

When God gave the Law, as I mentioned before, He knew we could not keep it. We are, by nature, Lawbreakers. Did you ever make a New Year’s resolution? Sure, we all have, and we’ve all broken them. That is because we are Lawbreakers by nature. Take a group of children, for example, and tell them, as they play in the yard, they can play in the flower beds, they can even pull the flowers up if they want to, but there’s one flower; a bright yellow flower, and they are not to touch it under any circumstance. Now, watch out your window, I promise you one of them, or all of them, will have to touch it, because we are by nature Lawbreakers.

So what was the purpose of God’s law? To understand it we have to go back to that ancient scroll of Exodus, where Moses brought the Israelite’s to Mount Sinai. In chapter 19, verse 8, the people said, “Moses, tell the Lord all that He has spoken we will do, so Moses brought the words of the people back to the Lord.” Then, in chapter 20, God gives them the Ten Commandments, which He knew they would not keep. Then He told Moses to put the Ten Commandments in a golden box, called the Ark, put a lid on top of the box, called the Mercy Seat and then “stay out of the box!” One time they peeked into the box and 50,000 people died, because, according to God, it is the strength or power of sin, and sin is the strength of death according to the Bible.

The key to understanding this whole thing is the Lid. God named it the Mercy Seat, and what He desired when He gave the Ten Commandments was for man to realize that he could not possibly keep them and would cry out for mercy. God wants to show us mercy, or what we might call grace. Grace and Mercy are intertwined; mercy is ‘not’ giving is what we deserve and grace ‘is’ giving us what we don’t deserve.
The Ark of The Covenant that He gave to Israel, we’re told in the New Testament, was a schoolteacher, along with the rest of the Law, to teach us about Christ. Why would you want to be judged by the law when you know you can’t keep it, and now know that God desires to show you grace and mercy?


This is where it gets really good!

The ancient scroll written to the Romans says, in 10:4, “for Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.” The word ‘righteousness’ means, right standing with God, and Christ put an end to the Law for ‘right standing’ with God to those who will believe that He put an end to the Law. And in the fifth chapter of the same scroll it says, in the 13th verse, “…. Sin is not imputed where there is no law.” If you are a believer in what Christ did, then God is not holding your sins against you.

Am I saying now it’s okay for you to sin? God forbid! That last sentence is a statement that the apostle Paul had to make four times. If we Preachers are not having to confront that same question, then we are not preaching what Paul preached. Simply because, when you preach radical grace, without the works of the Law, people will always say, “is it okay for me to sin?” No, it’s not okay to sin!

But please listen to this; it’s only by the grace of God, the gift of God, and faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ that you can become righteous. Your performance and your good works by your keeping the Law is called ‘self-righteousness’. It’s what you do to become righteous. And self-righteousness is a stench in the nostrils of God, according to Scripture.
You cannot think left and walked right, you will go the way your mind thinks. When you start to think of yourself as righteous, by faith, and righteous by what Jesus Christ did for you, you will start to walk righteous.
There is no sin to big for the blood of Jesus Christ! Christianity is never, never, ever about your performance, it’s always about His performance. It’s not what we do for Him but what He has done for us.


I’m sure you’ve heard the old cliche, “marriage is 50-50.” Unfortunately that will get you only 50% of the results that you need for a good marriage. Also, I can’t help but think of the marriage counselors I’ve heard use the verse in the ancient scripture that says, “let not the sun go down upon your wrath” and these counselors then say, “before you go to bed at night it’s important that you settle your disagreements before you retire.” The problem with that is, in reality, they’re saying it’s okay to fight, be mad and argue all day long as long as you don’t do it at night.

Sounds good on the surface but it’s insane.

The principle for a great marriage is simple, in theory, but can be difficult to practice. If we look into the ancient scrolls I believe we find two verses that unlock the mystery to a great marriage.

#1 Wives, submit to your own husbands as unto the Lord. (Eph. 5:22)

#2 Husbands, love your wives just as Christ also loved the church and gave himself for her.(Eph 5:25)

On the surface these two things may look quite different from one another, but in reality they’re one and the same. They are both saying the same, exact, thing and that is; put your spouse ahead of your own desires 100% of the time.

A wife cannot submit to her husband unless she is more concerned with his desires than she is of her own. And the husband cannot give his life for his wife, as Christ did for His church, unless he loves his wife, and is more concerned with her desires than his own.

It’s not Rocket Science, it’s simple. How could you possibly be angry with your spouse, fight with them, or walk out on them if the only thing they ever did was to be concerned with you and your desires? And if you did likewise with them, what is  left to argue about?

You might say that it’s impossible to live that way. With natural love it is, but not with supernatural love.

Because, you see, natural love is not love it all, it’s self-centeredness. Someone comes along in your life and they tell you how wonderful you are, they take you to dinner, take you to a movie, come by and visit you on a regular basis, call or text you and tell you how much they miss you. Then you think you love that person, but in reality you need that person. You need them to continue doing what they’ve been doing and should they ever stop we say we’re no longer in love with them. In reality we never were. As I said, natural love is self-centered, it’s all about what you do for me and how you make me feel and as long as you continue to make me feel good I love you. This type of love fills our divorce courts and often it will say, “if I can’t have you I’d rather see you dead! That’s not love, that never was love.

A successful marriage must be founded on supernatural love. In the ancient scrolls it’s referred to in the original Greek language as Agape’, which is a very interesting word. We are told by scholars that it only appeared three times in Greek literature outside of the Bible, but in the Bible it is used constantly. The reason is because the definition of the word Agape’ simply means, “good news, which is almost too good to be true news.” And there was no such news until after Christ, that is why the words, good news, is where we get the word Gospel.

In the Gospel, John 3:16 says, “God so loved (agaped) the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever would believe on him should not perish but have eternal life.” Eternal life does not mean you will live forever. We will all live forever, where depends upon our own choice; we either choose to live with God or not. Eternal life means the life of the Eternal One, which is God. And another Scripture tells us that God is agape’ love.

Once you have made Christ Lord of your life, eternal life, or the agape’ love of God, becomes a part of your nature. It’s not something you could create on your own, that’s why Jesus said we must be born again. And He said that the born again experience meant to be born of the Spirit. Once we are born of the Spirit of God we take on the nature of God. Now we have the capacity and the ability to walk in the supernatural love toward our spouse and even toward our enemies.

It’s a decision we make. I can choose to love you with the love of God and I can choose to love my spouse with the love of God, or I can choose not to. It’s my choice and it’s also something that I must practice, and the more I practice it, the more it manifests. This is the only type of love that has the power to lay its life down for others.

The choice is yours. That reminds me of another verse where the Great Creator said, “I set before you life and death blessing and cursing, you choose.”

You can turn your marriage around or you can continue down the same old road. You can seek out help from the Psychic and the Psychologist or you can turn to your Creator, take on His nature, and release it into your home, your business, and your social life. And I assure you, agape’ love will conquer all!