1. Where are you?
Gen 3:9, “Then the LORD God called to the man, and said to him, “Where are you?”
Note: This was the first question God asked the first man Adam whom God created. God is asking Adam spiritually where he is. You may physically at a certain place, but spiritually at a different place. Spiritually speaking, the human race is divided into only two groups: in sin or in Christ.
If you are in sin, you are dead spiritually. Someday, you will die physically. After death, judgment, and you will be sent to Hell for eternal death and punishment. If you are in Christ, you are born again and spiritually alive. After death you will enter eternal life in Heaven.
No matter what is your name, and who you are, today God is asking you: Where are you?
A. In Sin
What does to be in sin mean?
Psa 51:5, “Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin my mother conceived me.”
Note: To be in sin means to be conceived in sin and brought forth in iniquity. Iniquity in Hebrew is `avon which means perversity, depravity, iniquity, guilt or punishment of iniquity, a crime, sin; - it occurs 237 times in the Old Testament. Sin in Hebrew is chet' which means guilt or punishment for sin, fault, offence; - it occurs 33 times in the Old Testament.
Num 16:26, “And he spoke to the congregation, saying: Depart now from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing that belongs to them, or you will be swept away in all their sin.”
Note: To be in sin is to be swept away in all one’s sin.
Num 27:3, “Our father died in the wilderness, yet he was not among the company of those who gathered themselves together against the LORD in the company of Korah; but he died in his own sin, and he had no sons.”
Note: To be in sin is to die in one’s own sin.
Deu 9:18, “I fell down before the LORD, as at the first, forty days and nights; I neither ate bread nor drank water, because of all your sin which you had committed in doing what was evil in the sight of the LORD to provoke Him to anger.”
Note: To be in sin is to commit in doing what was evil in the sight of the Lord. Evil in Hebrew is ra` which means bad, wicked, unpleasant, disagreeable, malignant, giving pain, unhappiness and misery; wrong; - it occurs 690 times in the Old Testament.
Deu 15:9,“Beware that there is no base thought in your heart, saying, ‘The seventh year, the year of remission, is near,' and your eye is hostile toward your poor brother, and you give him nothing; then he may cry to the LORD against you, and it will be a sin in you.”
Note: To be in sin is to have base thought in your heart. Base in Hebrew is bĕliya`al which means worthless, ungodly, wicked, useless, vile, unprofitable, destructive; - it occurs 28 times in the Old Testament.
1Sa 19:5, “For he took his life in his hand and struck the Philistine, and the LORD brought about a great deliverance for all Israel; you saw it and rejoiced. Why then will you sin against innocent blood by putting David to death without a cause?”
Note: To sin against innocent blood is to be in sin.
1Ki 15:26, “He did evil in the sight of the LORD, and walked in the way of his father and in his sin which he made Israel sin.”
Note: To do evil in the sight of the Lord is to be in sin. The word evil here is the same explained in Deu 9:18.
2Ki 14:6, “But the sons of the slayers he did not put to death, according to what is written in the book of the Law of Moses, as the LORD commanded, saying: The fathers shall not be put to death for the sons, nor the sons be put to death for the fathers; but each shall be put to death for his own sin.”
Note: To be in sin is to be put to death for one’s own sin.
2Ki 21:16, “Moreover, Manasseh shed very much innocent blood until he had filled Jerusalem from one end to another; besides his sin with which he made Judah sin, in doing evil in the sight of the LORD.”
Note: To shed innocent blood is to be in sin.
Psa 39:1, “For the choir director, for Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.
I said, “I will guard my ways that I may not sin with my tongue;
I will guard my mouth as with a muzzle while the wicked are in my presence.”
Note: To sin with your tongue is to be in sin.
Psa 78:17, “Yet they still continued to sin against Him, to rebel against the Most High in the desert.”
Note: To rebel against the Most High is to be in sin. The word rebel in Hebrew is marah which means to be contentious, be refractory, be disobedient towards, to show rebelliousness, show disobedience, disobey, to be contumacious; to resist, oppose; - it occurs 47 times in the Old Testament. Incidentally, the Indonesian word anger is marah, probably borrowed from the Hebrew word.
Eze 3:20,“Again, when a righteous man turns away from his righteousness and commits iniquity, and I place an obstacle before him, he will die; since you have not warned him, he shall die in his sin, and his righteous deeds which he has done shall not be remembered; but his blood I will require at your hand.”
Note: To turn away from righteousness and commit iniquity is to be in sin.
Eze 30:16, “I will set a fire in Egypt; sin will writhe in anguish,
Thebes will be breached and Memphis will have distresses daily.”
Note: To be in sin is to writhe in anguish and have distresses daily.
Zec 13:1, “In that day a fountain will be opened for the house of David and for the inhabitants of Jerusalem, for sin and for impurity.”
Note: To be in sin is to have impurity. Impurity in Hebrew is niddah which means filthiness, idolatry, immorality, uncleanness, filth, abomination; - it occurs 40 times in the Old Testament.
Jhn 8:21, “Then He said again to them: I go away, and you will seek Me, and will die in your sin; where I am going, you cannot come.”
Note: To be in sin is to die in your sin.
Jhn 16:9. “Concerning sin, because they do not believe in Me.”
Note: Not to believe in Jesus Christ is to be in sin. Disbelief is sin.
Rom 6:6, “Knowing this, that our old self was crucified with Him, in order that our body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be slaves to sin.”
Note: To be in sin is to be slaves to sin.
Rom 6:12, “Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its lusts.”
Note: To let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its lusts is to be in sin.
Rom 7:8, “But sin, taking opportunity through the commandment, produced in me coveting of every kind; for apart from the Law sin is dead.”
Note: To produce in you coveting of every kind is to be in sin. Coveting in Greek is epithymia which means greed, desire, passion, craving, longing, desire for what is forbidden, lust; - it occurs 38 times in the New Testament.
Gal 3:22, “But the Scripture has shut up everyone under sin, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.”
Note: To be shut up under sin is to be in sin.
1Pe 2:22, “WHO COMMITTED NO SIN, NOR WAS ANY DECEIT FOUND IN HIS MOUTH.”
Note: To be found deceit in your mouth is to be in sin. Deceit in Greek is dolos which means craft, guile, phoniness, hypocrisy, craftiness; - it occurs 11 times in the New Testament. The current prime minister of Japan is the greatest liar of the 21st Century, a man full of deceits and conceits.
2Pe 2:14, “Having eyes full of adultery that never cease from sin, enticing unstable souls, having a heart trained in greed, accursed children.”
Note: Having eyes full of adultery and have a heart trained in greed is to be in sin. I think executives of Wall Street, Washington and Hollywood are people who have been vigorously trained in their crafty ways, including Japanese officials who distort historical facts.
B. In Christ
What does to be in Christ mean?
Act 24:24, “But some days later Felix arrived with Drusilla, his wife who was a Jewess, and sent for Paul and heard him speak about faith in Christ Jesus.”
Note: To have faith in Christ is to be in Christ. To have faith in Christ means to believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the Savior of the world and our Lord.
Rom 3:24, “Being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus.”
Note: To be justified by His grace through the redemption of Jesus Christ is to be in Christ. To be justified in Greek is dikaioō which means to render righteous, to count righteous; to declare, pronounce, one to be just or righteous; to treat as worthy, to declare guiltless, to acquit of a charge, to be absolved; - it occurs 40 times in the New Testament.
Rom 6:11, “Even so consider yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus.”
Note: To be dead to sin, but alive to God is to be in Christ.
Rom 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Note: To have eternal life is to be in Christ.
Rom 8:1, “Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”
Note: To have no condemnation is to be in Christ. Condemnation in Greek is katakrima which means sentence, judgment, conviction, guilty verdict; - it occurs only 3 times in New Testament.
Rom 8:2, “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.”
Note: To be set free from the law of sin and death is to be in Christ.
Rom 8:39, “Nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Note: To have the love of God is to be in Christ.
Rom 9:1, “I am telling the truth in Christ, I am not lying, my conscience testifies with me in the Holy Spirit.”
Note: To tell the truth and not lying is to be in Christ.
Rom 12:5, “So we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.”
Note: To be one body in Christ is to be in Christ.
Rom 15:17, “Therefore in Christ Jesus I have found reason for boasting in things pertaining to God.”
Note: To have found reason for boasting in things pertaining to God is to be in Christ.
Rom 16:10, “Greet Apelles, the approved in Christ. Greet those who are of the household of Aristobulus.”
Note: To be approved in Christ is to be in Christ. To be approved in Greek is dokimos which means to be accepted, acceptable; - it occurs 7 times in the New Testament.
1Co 1:2,“To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who have been sanctified in Christ Jesus, saints by calling, with all who in every place call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, their Lord and ours.”
Note: To have been sanctified in Christ Jesus is to be in Christ. To be sanctified in Greek is hagiazō which means to render holy or hollow, to purify by expiation, to free from guilt of sin, to declare holy; - it occurs 29 times in the New Testament.
1Co 1:4, “I thank my God always concerning you for the grace of God which was given you in Christ Jesus.”
Note: To be given the grace of God in Christ Jesus is to be in Christ.
1Co 15:22, “For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive.”
Note: To be made alive in Christ is to be in Christ.
2Co 2:14, “But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place.”
Note: To be led in triumph in Christ is to be in Christ. To have triumph in Greek is thriambeuō which means to have a victory, to celebrate a triumph, to cause one to triumph; - it occurs 4 times in the New Testament.
2Co 2:17, “For we are not like many, peddling the word of God, but as from sincerity, but as from God, we speak in Christ in the sight of God.”
Note: To speak from sincerity in Christ in the sight of God is to be in Christ.
2Co 3:14, “But their minds were hardened; for until this very day at the reading of the old covenant the same veil remains unlifted, because it is removed in Christ.”
Note: To have the veil of the old covenant removed is to be in Christ.
2Co 5:17, “Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.”
Note: To be a new creature is to be in Christ. Creature in Greek is ktisis which means creation, being, human race; - it occurs 20 times in the New Testament.
2Co 5:19, “Namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation.”
Note: To reconcile with God and not counting your trespasses against you is to be in Christ. To reconcile in Greek is to return to favor with, be reconciled to one, to receive one into favor; - it occurs 6 times in the New Testament.
Gal 2:4, “But it was because of the false brethren secretly brought in, who had sneaked in to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, in order to bring us into bondage.”
Note: To have liberty in Christ Jesus is to be in Christ. Liberty in Greek is eleutheria which means freedom, set free from the yoke of Mosaic Law, rule of right living, freedom from the domination of corrupt desires; - it occurs 11 times in the New Testament.
Gal 2:16, “Nevertheless knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the Law but through faith in Christ Jesus, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, so that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the Law; since by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified.”
Note: To be justified through faith in Christ Jesus is to be in Christ.
Gal 3:14, “In order that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we would receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.”
Note: To receive the promise of the Spirit through faith is to be in Christ.
Gal 3:26, “For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.”
Note: To be sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus is to be in Christ. Gal 3:28, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”
Note: To be all one in Christ Jesus is to be in Christ.
Gal 5:6, “For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything, but faith working through love.”
Note: To have faith working through love is to be in Christ.
Eph 1:1, “Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, to the saints who are at Ephesus and who are faithful in Christ Jesus.”
Note: To be saints and faithful in Christ Jesus is to be in Christ.
Eph 1:3, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.”
Note: To have been blessed with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ is to be in Christ.
Eph 2:7, “So that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.”
Note: To be shown the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness in Christ Jesus is to be in Christ.
Eph 2:10, “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.”
Note: To be created in Christ Jesus for good works is to be in Christ.
In addition to the first question, there are other related questions.
2. Where is your brother?
Gen 4:9, “Then the LORD said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” And he said, “I do not know. Am I my brother's keeper?”
Note: Cain in Hebrew is Qayin which means possession. Eve bore Cain and said she had possessed or acquired a man by the help of Jehovah; it occurred 19 times in the Old Testament. Cain was the eldest son of Adam and Eve and the first murderer having murdered his brother Abel. Abel in Hebrew is Hebel which means breath; anything transitory, evanescent, frail; so called from the shortness of his life; - it occurred 8 times in the Old Testament. Abel was the second son of Adam and Eve, killed by his brother Cain.
Heb 11:4,“By faith Abel offered to God a better sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained the testimony that he was righteous, God testifying about his gifts, and through faith, though he is dead, he still speaks.”
Note: Cain and Abel represent two groups of mankind, the former murderer and the later a righteous man by faith. I am not surprised of the prime minister of Japan and his gang who are pagans and idol worshippers who glorify Japanese executed war criminals as Japanese heroes and true gods and who deny their war crimes, genocide, sex slavery and atrocities in World War II and who distort history of their inglorious and shameful past. I am surprised by American leaders who killed millions and millions of people since the end of World War II in pursuit of absolute military supremacy and world domination. They may be responsible for the coming of global nuclear war which will destroy and end the world – and yet almost all of them claim to be Christians. Yes, you are your brother’s keeper.
1Jo 3:12, “Not as Cain, who was of the evil one and slew his brother. And for what reason did he slay him? Because his deeds were evil, and his brother's were righteous.”
Note: Abel was counted righteous before God by his faith. Cain was of the evil one who slew his brother. Jesus Christ defines who children of the devil are:
Jhn 8:44, “You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.”
Like it or not, American presidents and leaders since the end of World War II have been proven liars and killers; for that reason they are children of the devil.
Jde 1:11, “Woe to them! For they have gone the way of Cain, and for pay they have rushed headlong into the error of Balaam, and perished in the rebellion of Korah.”
Note: The way of Cain is the way of killing, as the way of war and destruction practiced by American leaders, Japanese militarists and Islamic terrorists. American leaders are rushing headlong into the path of suicide and homicide in pursuit of absolute military supremacy and world domination. The error of Balaam is the error of greed as practiced by false prophets including preachers of prosperity gospel of which the passé Crystal Cathedral was its headquarters. The meaning of Balaam is “perhaps”, the false prophet of prosperity gospel, a failed deceiver, also created possibility gospel, probability gospel, a perhaps gospel.
Capitalism was born in greed and fed by imperialism. Islamic terrorists shall perish as in the rebellion of Korah.
3. Where have you come from and where are you going?
Gen 16:8, “He said, “Hagar, Sarai's maid, where have you come from and where are you going?” And she said, “I am fleeing from the presence of my mistress Sarai.”
Note: It is so important to know where you come from and where you are going. The error of evolutionism is that they believe man came from ape, no wonder they are so many humans acting like monkeys. The United States came from robbing the land of the natives of America the Red Indians and the American pioneers almost killed off the Read Indians. Since the end of World War II, America has become an evil empire bent on world domination. In fact, America is committing suicide and rushing headlong into oblivion and destruction. The evil empire of Japan is the most wicked nation on earth; Japanese leaders with the aid of American government remilitarized themselves and are traveling fast on the way of ruin and doom. Most peoples of the world are seeking money, power and sex – they will all pass away like wind in a moment. There are two destinations: Heaven and Hell, you must be rushing to either one of the final destinations.
4. Where can we go up?
Deu 1:28, “Where can we go up? Our brethren have made our hearts melt, saying, “The people are bigger and taller than we; the cities are large and fortified to heaven. And besides, we saw the sons of the Anakim there.”'
Note: Our enemies often appear bigger and taller than we. They are giants.
Gen 12:1, “Now the LORD said to Abram: Go forth from your country, and from your relatives, and from your father's house, to the land which I will show you.”
Note: The Promised Land belongs to Abraham and his descendants, not to Arabs or non-Jewish people.
Heb 11:14-16, “For those who say such things make it clear that they are seeking a country of their own. And indeed if they had been thinking of that country from which they went out, they would have had opportunity to return. But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God; for He has prepared a city for them.”
Note: After Nixon and wrong track of America, I was disillusioned and disappointed with America, and in 1975 I left America for 6 European nations seeking a better country. I found Scandinavia a better country but a few things were not suitable to me, including the harsh weather.
5. Where I may find a place?
Jdg 17:9, “Micah said to him, “Where do you come from?” And he said to him, “I am a Levite from Bethlehem in Judah, and I am going to stay wherever I may find a place.”
Note: This is a situation of most people. Only the rich and powerful choose their place to stay. No matter what ideal place you have, it is temporal and there are going to have things to beset and trouble you. Even in the paradise of Norway arose a terrorist and mass killer. Not to mention even the rich and powerful are confronting with safety and security issues. In fact the bigger and grander your mansion is, the more dangerous you are. You cannot afford enough guards to protect you 24 hours a day.
IF AND ONLY IF
1. If America is not the evil empire
2. If American government is not corrupt, irresponsible, undemocratic and held hostage by special and vested interests
3. If American legal system deters crooks and criminals and does not enrich lawyers, prosecutors and legal profession
4. If American healthcare system is not the most costly, fraudulent, monopolistic and predatory
5. If there is no discrimination in America
6. If the American civility is as good as Scandinavian and without guns and violence
7. If there is feasible and practical and efficient subway system
8. If America is not ruled and ruined by the value system of money, power and sex
9. If America has affordable and decent housing for renters
10. If America has a unified culture and English is the official language
11. If America does not have Affirmative Action or special treatment in favor of any race or group
12. If American laws restrain and restrict Wall Street, Washington and Hollywood
Orange County, California, would be the best place to live, to work, to study and to retire in the world.
What I miss about America:
1. I miss the high quality food and drink (milk and juices) in America at a lower cost than in Shanghai.
2. I miss the high quality and effective OTC drug in America at lower cost.
3. I miss the good and friendly and helpful customer services at supermarket and shops and stores everywhere.
4. I miss the quiet highway, freeway and street driving in American cities without hit by incessant honking as it is done in Chinese cities.
5. I miss the general higher level of civility in America without being disturbed by smoking, spitting, loud talking, littering, dog feces, uncivilized conduct, trash and polluted environment.
6. I miss all the products easily available in America at a lower cost than in Shanghai.
7. I miss all the excellent public and private facilities and clean toilets.
Recently in May, 2015 I have been back home to America, not to my home town in Orange County, California but to a new area in Boston, Massachusetts to attend graduation ceremony at Gordon College (Gordon College Graduate Commencement). I found things of great significance. There are many things China can copy and emulate from America.
(1). All food and drink (all juices and milk) and drug in America are of high quality, excellent and superior to China’s and at lower cost. To make China safe in all food and drink and drug, perhaps China needs to enforce the law more severely by executing any one or business or corporation that makes and sells fake, toxic, harmful, ineffective, or adulterated food, drink and drug. Production and processing of food, drink and drug must be regulated, standardized and sanitized with strict enforcement.
(2). China needs to get rid of coarseness, crossness, crudeness, and uncivilized aspects of Chinese people at home and abroad. Some uncivilized conduct includes smoking, spitting, disruptive behavior, breaking line, talking loudly in public, etc. There was an uncivilized Chinese barbarian on plane who abruptly and aggressively dropped heavy luggage on people. There are uncivilized Korean children who committed disruptive, and unruly behavior at the airport and the parents failed to disciple their children even warned by airport officials twice. There are so many useless and uncivilized parents who produce useless and uncivilized children. The newly-rich Chinese often exhibit arrogant, irresponsible, stupid and disgusting behavior.
(3) Referring to the white small towns with sparse population around Boston area such as Wenham, Beverly, Peabody, Gloucester, Hamilton, Essex -- the air and environment are healthy, unpolluted and amiable; equipment and public and private facilities are superior to China. There are no dirty toilets in the area I have visited. Store attendants are always civil, friendly, respectful and helpful. The weather in May is pleasant and mild. I cannot say the same for winter although I have not personally experienced one. I have seen many stately mansions and beautiful houses in those small towns. In the woodland areas while driving you have to watch out not run over raccoons, squirrels or dear. Crime in those areas is rare. But the lifestyle would not suit a retiree who does not drive or not able to drive safely. There is no taxi or bus or any other transportation except private cars.
The high cost of living in America still covers mainly housing, transportation (purchase, insurance and maintenance of private car) and healthcare which is not feasible, suitable or affordable for a retiree. The American healthcare cost is the highest in the world because it is monopolistic, fraudulent and predatory system working like an organized crime that doctors, hospitals, insurance and drug companies can charge whatever they please with impunity. That is the beauty or evil of American capitalism depending which side you are.
(4). The Internet
American Internet is so desirable and works so speedily and effectively that leaves Chinese Internet disgusting slow and far behind with frustration. Using the Internet in China encounters many technical problems including snail pace and high cost. When will China have a search engine and server like Google which can find anything quickly, fast and efficiently? In China, for example, instead of providing the maps you want on the Internet, they want to sell you maps. Everything is geared to sale, not geared to service. Internet has been captured by crooks and criminals who want to make quick bucks and get rich quick. There is no government that strikes down redirecting, replacing, phishing, invading, hacking, downloading without approval, popping up unwelcomed ads, etc. The Internet should be a free center of dissemination of information and knowledge for the benefits of mankind instead of the den of thieves and robbers and looters and crooks and criminals.
(5). Airlines and airports
United Airlines international flight from Shanghai to Newark was good with flight map right in front of the screen before you. The food and service were acceptable. The same United Airlines service from Boston to San Francisco (domestic flight) was not acceptable, they served only water or you may buy breakfast or lunch. The computer in front of you intended to get you buy movies by just swiping your credit card.
The flight from Newark to Boston has a screen in front of you intended for you to buy movies through swiping your credit card.
The United Airlines international flight from San Francisco to Shanghai had been delayed and delayed. It did not have a monitor in front of you to show the flight map. They showed an uninteresting movie. But the food services were sufficient and acceptable.
I found Newark (New Jersey) airport to be most undesirable because they speak Spanish language officially and the facilities are confusing and not clearly directed. The airport management is so lousy that the public announcement system can be and customarily used simultaneously by two or three speakers that they confuse the public and themselves with conflicting voices. Boston airport is better than Newark airport; but for cutting down employees they use self-tagging computer system. That shocked me because I did not know how to use it and it was not self-evident even to a person who has used computer for some 30 years. You need to enter data, etc. and pay a fee of $25 or swipe your credit card (which I did not have).
I believe in all American airports should broadcast information or public announcement only in English without any foreign language translation.
At San Francisco airport, I used public phone to make a call, it did not call through quickly, the service was over immediately and $1 was no refund. I found the system is like that of Denmark, no refund even if call failed. The airport phone wants to make money quick whether the call goes through or not.
United Airlines luggage service is bad and unacceptable because they damaged my leather suitcase badly that the luggage hand puller became useless.
(6). At the Pudong Airport waiting for departure to America I met a white man who hated Obama so much that he would cut his throat. I told him there is limitation in American freedom of expression. If you threaten the life of the president or if you threaten to overthrow the U.S. government in America, you will be arrested AND prosecuted. You had better be careful what you say, and he agreed.
(7). China and Chinese people should not promiscuously, indiscriminately and senselessly copy American culture, custom, civilization and the American way of life.
American leaders have become so arrogant and abusive and aggressive and aggromaniac that they appointed themselves the police, judges and executors of the world since the end of World War II. Now American leaders have complete military alliance with the evil empire of Japan intended to dominate and dictate the world. They do not patrol in their own backyards (east and west coast of America and Japan's Sea), they want to patrol in China's backyards in the South China's Sea and the East China's Sea and the Black Sea of Russia's front yard.
The oppressed nations and peoples of the world must rise up to reject American self-appointed leadership and de-Americanize the world. The decent and peace-loving nations and peoples of the world must rise up to kick the evil empire of Japan out of the United Nations because not only it has not abided by its unconditional surrender agreement, Japan has denied all its war crimes, committed resurgent militarism and joined America in pursuit of aggression and expansion again. The world cannot accept that. The evil empire of Japan has no reason to exist.
American leaders are so blind and obsesssed with power and money that they cannot see the handwriting on the wall, MENE, MENE, TEKEL. Except Japan, all American friends and allies have abandoned the U.S. in joining China's led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). How much more they will abandon America if American-instigated war of aggression and intervention breaks out? No people or nation wants to die for American imperialism and hegemonism and militarism!!!
American leaders do no want to know the truth!
The U.S. and the evil empire of Japan conspired to rob and occupy China's Diaoyu Islands, not only they do not repent and right the wrong; they turn around and facetiously say that China must obey international rule - the wickendness of two evil empires reaches Heaven.
Americans must arise because American leaders force America to stand on the wrong side of history by standing with the evil empire of Japan!
Since the end of World War II, American presidents and leaders (elected and appointed officials) have considered themselves exceptional, above international and national laws and rules, have proven themselves to be liars and killers in hundreds of unjust wars and bloody military interventions they conducted which killed millions and millions of innocent peoples around the world and made even more millions and millions of war victims and refugees who live in abject poverty and miseries. And yet almost all of these American presidents and leaders consider and call themselves Christians. I do not know any American preacher has ever preached against the sins of American presidents and leaders. I am no John the Baptist, but I say to you American presidents and leaders, in the words of Abraham Lincoln, “You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.” You can no longer fool the world because by your words and deeds demonstrate you are arrogant abusers, dictators, deceivers, exploiters, law violators, oppressors, troublemakers, and warmongers. Obama’s moral has reached the bottom of the pit; even though he knows the United States in 1971 violated international law and sovereignty of China by illegally giving administrative control of Diaoyu Islands to the unconditionally surrendered war crime nation of Japan. At first he said the U.S. took no position on the sovereignty of China; now he and his gang declare to defend Japan against China although Diaoyu Islands belonged to China long before America, Japan, etc. have existed. Two questions are pointed to American leaders:
(1). By what right and authority the U.S. gave administrative control of China’s Diaoyu Islands in 1971 to the unconditionally surrendered war crime nation of Japan?
(2). By what right and authority that the U.S. declares to defend Japan over Diaoyu Islands against China?
There is no legal ground or reason for America to do the two things mentioned above unless America is an international bully, dictator and oppressor.
Obama supported the resurgent militarization of Japan and invited its evil prime minister for a state visit and speech at Congress on April 29, 2015 because he is a willing running dog of America in its aggression and expansion to China’s doorsteps under the pretext of rebalancing Asia. Since the evil prime minister of Japan and his gang repeatedly and over and over again deny their war crimes, genocide, sex slavery and atrocities, American presidents and leaders participate in the crimes, sins and iniquities of Japanese leaders and people. Not only American leaders do not repent, they increasingly and continuously prepare for wars against China with members of the Axis of Evil in robbing China’s territories and looting China’s resources in the South China Sea and the East China Sea, and at the same time preparing war against Russia in Europe.
Jesus says, Luk 13:5, “I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.”
American leaders think American weaponry will save America from total destruction. No, unless American leaders repent, America will all likewise perish.
Gen 6:11-13, “Now the earth was corrupt in the sight of God, and the earth was filled with violence. God looked on the earth, and behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way upon the earth. Then God said to Noah: The end of all flesh has come before Me; for the earth is filled with violence because of them; and behold, I am about to destroy them with the earth.”
America is the most corrupt nation in the sight of God, and has filled the earth with violence. The end of America is near. Just as God destroyed the old earth with water, God is going to destroy the present world with fire.
2Pe 3:9-13, “The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up. Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the elements will melt with intense heat!”
American leaders are lining up uninformed and ignorant nations as their front liners to fight a proxy war.
Do you know why on April 29, 2015 address to Congress, the evil prime minister of Japan refused to apologize for Japanese war crimes, genocide, sex slavery and atrocities? Because Japanese prime minister and leaders do not want to pay for war reparations and compensations. They think and act by denial, complete denial and distortion of historical facts; they can escape legal liabilities and moral responsibilities. You can conclude Japan is the most wicked empire, and its leaders and people are the worst of human kind. Just for killing 35 millions Chinese, making hundreds of thousands of young Chinese women sex slaves, millions of Chinese slave workers, and inhuman atrocities of various sorts, looting and robbing China’s national treasures, destroying public and private properties, etc. in the 16 years of war alone would require the evil empire of Japan to pay Chinese $100 trillion, not counting interest for 70 years. The world does not want Japanese contribution; the world must demand the evil empire of Japan to pay its war debts and compensations.
What China can do in the face of Japanese uncivilized, unrepentant, and unlawful conduct towards its war crimes and genocide and sex slavery and atrocities?
1. Break off diplomatic relations at once with Japan in toto; it is useless and hopeless to wait any longer for Japanese change of attitude, action and value. Maintenance of status quo with Japan is futile and foolish.
2. Since the U.S. government stands on the wrong side of history with Japan, it is wise for Chinese President Xi to turn down or cancel the invitation of a state visit to Washington because such acceptance would constitute an insult, humiliation, and repudiation of respect for international protocol and rule of law. Cease all military exchanges with America and prohibit American warships to visit Hong Kong and other Chinese harbors. China needs to implement tit for tat policy in retaliation against the evil empire of America. Maintenance of status quo with the U.S. would be detrimental or even suicidal.
3. Speed up manufacturing and deployment of nuclear multi-warhead ICBMs with speed, accuracy and reliability to target anywhere in the world at a range of 15,000 miles that can be launched by land, sea, sky and space so that in full retaliations the homeland of enemies would be burned up like Sodom and Gomorrah, total destruction.
4. Destroy the four greatest radar networks in Japan, Taiwan, Philippines and Korea and missile and anti-missile sites and all American military bases in Asia Pacific targeting China at the outset of military confrontations instigated by the U.S.
5. Mobilize the overseas Chinese patriots around the globe to come as one man to defend the motherland and retaliate against the enemies worldwide the moment China is attacked by any nation. Chinese everywhere are capable to create 1 million 9-11 attacks on the enemies and launch a million unmanned planes to specific targets.
6. Since 1949 the U.S. has made Taiwan a protective colony, the treacherous Taiwanese leaders Lee Teng-hui, Chen Shui-bian, Ma Ying-jeou are American running dogs; and anti-China Party DPP 民进党 Tsai Ing-wen 蔡英文 is also a full-blooded Chinese traitor who shamelessly is going to seek instruction and order from Washington as she is running for president of Taiwan. American leaders and the enemies of China want to maintain status quo, keep Taiwan separate from China, prevent Taiwan from reunification with China because American leaders are afraid of a united and strong China. China can no longer tolerate such status quo, and it is high time to liberate Taiwan by force because Taiwanese only want benefits and profits from China, having no intention to join forces in defending the sovereignty of China.
7. China’s led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) must keep America and Japan out since the application date has passed, and kick out potential troublemakers of Philippines, Vietnam, Australia from setting fire from inside. China must demand its right to withdraw from America and Japan dominated and monopolized World Bank, ADB and IMF. China needs to lead the world to establish a new world order of equality, justice, peace and mutual prosperity.
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IS DOING EVIL AND WRONG THROUGH VIOLATIONS OF INTERNATIONAL LAWS AND RULES AND COMMITTING WARS OF AGGRESSION AND EXPANSION IN THE WORLD SINCE THE END OF WORLD WAR II BECAUSE THE U.S. IS THE EVIL EMPIRE TODAY.
1. The United States has no legitimate interest or legal right to station 65 percent of its lethal and most advanced weaponry and deadly armed forces in Asia Pacific at China’s doorsteps.
2. The United States has no legitimate interest or legal right to continuously and ceaselessly conduct military exercises with its allies to threaten China and Russia and making preparations for war.
3. The United States has no legitimate interest or legal right to set up 700 overseas military bases all over the world to encircle China and Russia.
4. The U.S. has no legitimate interest or legal right to establish missile and anti-missile sites and radar networks to target China and Russia in seeking absolute military supremacy.
5. The U.S. has no legitimate interest or legal right to be present in Europe, Asia and many parts of the world in violation of its Monroe Doctrine with purpose of dominating the world.
6. The U.S. has no legitimate interest or legal right to incite, seduce, influence and encourage Asian nations to divide and gang up on China and make false claims to China’s territories in the South China Sea and the East China Sea.
7. The U.S. has no legitimate interest or legal right to arm and support the evil empire of Japan for resurgent militarism and defend Japan over Diaoyu Islands because America violated international law and China’s sovereignty in 1971 by illegally giving administrative control of Diaoyu Islands to the war crime nation of Japan.
8. The U. S. has no legitimate interest or legal right to support the evil empire of Japan that denies its war crimes, genocide, sex slavery, atrocities and refuses to pay war reparations and compensations; distort history by revising history textbooks to whitewash its inglorious past and worship and glorify its executed war criminals as national heroes.
9. The U.S. has no legitimate interest or legal right to discriminate, abuse, oppress and suppress China since the infamous Opium Wars to present day and interfere in China’s internal affairs and make Taiwan its colony.
10. The U.S. has no legitimate interest or legal right in organizing a campaign of lies and falsehoods with Japan, Philippines, Australia, Vietnam, etc. in falsely accusing China of being a threat or aggression. In fact, American imperialism, Japanese resurgent militarism and Islamic terrorism are the real threats to the whole world.
Monopoly is near absolute power.
American leaders want to monopolize everything, militarily, politically, financially, economically, institutionally, culturally, technologically, in trade, diplomacy, etc. That is why they are against China and Russia. That is why they have more than 700 overseas military bases to encircle and target China and Russia. That is why they make military alliances with the evil empire of Japan and Philippines, and incite Vietnam, India, etc. to make false claims to China's territories. They want to be the no. 1 in everything to dominate and dictate the world. The folly of monopoly is unlimited.
What is G7? G7 means the Gang of 7. Who are the members of the Gang of 7? They are United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, and Japan. These 7 nations control and monopolize the global economies so much so that they represent more than 64% of the net global wealth ($263 trillion) according to the Credit. There are 193 United Nations (UN) member states. This data gives you a glimpse how serious the monopoly that 7 out of 193 nations own 64 per cent of net global wealth. How did that happen? Except Canada, all six nations were imperialists and colonialists that robbed and looted their colonies. Even today there are two evil empires, namely America and Japan. The Gang of 7 has dominated the world for a long time, now the Gang of 7 with the leadership of America and its running dog Japan want to gang up on China. The United States since the end of World War II is the self-appointed police, divider, dictator and destroyer of the world. With the military aid and political support of America, the unconditional surrendered war crime nation of Japan has revived its militarism and equipped with most advanced and deadly weaponry intended to dominate Asia. In 1971 the U.S. violated international law and China’s sovereignty by illegally giving the administrative control of China’s Diaoyu Islands to the war crime nation of Japan. The evil empire of Japan pretentiously bought and nationalized Diaoyu Islands because they belonged to China long before Japan and America had existed.
Now what does it mean that the seven nations own 64 percent of the net global wealth ($263 trillion)?
Here is the simplest explanation:
Number of nations: 193
Number of G-7 nations: 7
The rest of nations：186
Net Global wealth： $263 trillion
Wealth of G-7: 64% of $263 trillion
If net global wealth is = 100 loaves of bread
G-7 nations own = 64 loaves of bread
186 nations own: 36 loaves of bread
If G-7 nations represent 7 persons; the 7 persons eat 64 loaves of bread. The rest of the world 186 nations represent 186 persons who eat only 36 loaves of bread. Do you call this world order fair, just and democratic? Are not the G-7 nations the Greedy-7? Yes, indeed!
If using the analogy of one nation stands for one person. G-7 nations have 64 loaves of bread, all the rest of 186 nations have only 36 loaves of bread; if you take into account of rich Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, Austria, Saudi, etc. , how many loaves of bread are left for developing and undeveloped nations are very clear -- hardly any. This is the root cause of poverty and misery in the world.
Out of the left 186 nations there are still other rich nations such as Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, Austria, Saudi，etc. Can you guess how few loaves of bread left for the developing and undeveloped nations in the world? Do you know why there is hunger, poverty and misery in the world? Because G-7 and its allies monopolize the whole world in economies，politics， military and technology，transportation， infrastructure，etc。
This is just one of thousand examples to illustrate the injustice and unfairness and inequality of the current world order set up and dominated by the United States and its gang.
It is clear that the world needs a new order。 For that reason，the wise leaders of China want to set the world free from monopoly controlled by America and its gang by founding and establishing a new world order under Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank （AIIB）。Only the United States and the evil empire of Japan stand opposed to the new world order and they stand alone in the world！
Let the oppressed and exploited and poor nations and peoples of the world rise up and demolish the old world order of monopoly，discrimination，oppression and suppression and welcome the New World Order of justice，peace，equality，prosperity and mutual benefits。
Americans and peoples of the world have the right to know the truth about what American leaders are doing to America and the world.
1. American leaders lied and killed millions and millions of innocent peoples around the world in violation divine and human laws since the end of World War II in hundreds of unjust wars and bloody military interventions they instigated and conducted all over the world.
2. Except President Richard Nixon who sought a just a lasting peace for the world, all American presidents since the end of World War II have sought absolute military supremacy and world domination and so they established over 700 overseas military bases and missile and anti-missile sites to encircle and target China and Russia.
3. To achieve absolute military supremacy and world domination American leaders have wasted trillions and trillions of taxpayer money in designing, developing, manufacturing, and deploying lethal weapons to arm America with capacity to destroy the world many times over and arm the unconditional surrender war crime nation of Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, all American allies and NATO, and forces sale of costly and dead weapons to Taiwan which was made an America colony so that Taiwanese may kill Chinese.
4. Since 1949 American leaders violated international law and China’s sovereignty by sending the 7th Fleet to protect the defeated regime of Chiang Kai-shek, made Taiwan an American protected colony and prevented the reunification of Taiwan with China to this day all because American leaders are afraid of a united and strong China. American leaders continuously, shamelessly and immorally interfere and meddle in Taiwan in order to execute its “divide and destroy” China policy. Lee Teng-hui, Chen Sui-bian, Ma Ying-jeou and DPP民进党 Tsai Ing-wen 蔡英文 are willing running dogs and agents of American imperialism.
5. Again in 1971 American leaders violated international law and sovereignty of China by illegally giving administrative control of China’s Diaoyu Islands to the war crime nation of Japan. At first Obama said the U.S. took no position on the sovereignty of China Diaoyu Islands, later and now American leaders provocatively say to defend Japan against China over Diaoyu Islands under the pretext it falls under the perimeter of American-Japanese military alliance. The American-Japanese military alliance is the alliance for aggression and expansion. The truth is Obama’s “pivot to Asia” needs the evil empire of Japan to suppress and target China in order to dominate Asia Pacific.
6. Now American leaders have put 65 percent of all its most advanced and deadly weapon systems, war machines and weaponry, 4 largest radar networks in Japan, Taiwan, Philippines, and Korea; with more than 330,000 troops stationed nearby China, with continuous invasive and provocative military exercises at China’s doorsteps, patrolling and navigating in China’s territorial waters in the South China Sea and the East China Sea and air defense zones to get ready to launch a war of aggression against China in order to destroy China’s nuclear facilities and destroy China’s strike back capabilities. Chinese leaders and people must not be fooled by American seduction and false promise. For American leaders cannot be trusted just as the devil cannot be trusted.
7. In Europe American leaders also maneuver military preparations and actions against Russia with NATO and Ukraine. The same facetious and vicious propaganda to spread China’s threat also used in Europe to spread the rumor of Russian threat. In fact, Crimea is not Russian aggression. Overwhelming majority of Crimean people exercised self-determination and voted in a general referendum to rejoin Russia. It was legal and democracy in action.
8. The problems of the world are not caused by threat of China or Russia, they are caused by American leaders who lie and kill in pursuit of absolute military supremacy in order to dictate and dominate the world. America is the evil empire today with its member of Axis of Evil, including the resurgent militant Japan. America stands on the wrong side of history with the unrepentant and resurgent evil empire o f Japan. American also incited and supported rat and rogue nations like Philippines, Vietnam, etc. to make false claims to China’s territories in the South China Sea and the East China Sea and stir up some Asian nations against China. China does not have one overseas military base and China does not navigate and patrol in east coast and west coast of America.
9. If American leaders are really for peace, stability, freedom, human right, rule of law, and security of the world, American leaders would abandon all its overseas military bases, withdraw all its military weaponry (war planes, nuclear submarines, fleets, aircraft carriers, etc.) and troops from all over the world and return to America to guard its east coast and west coast (not in Asia and Europe, etc.), cease to have continuous provocative military exercises and preparations for war, and cease to develop and deploy more and more lethal weapons of mass destruction, cease to sell and market deadly weapons of death, cease to intervene and control the internal affairs of nation, abandon the self-appointed police and executor of nations, and give up the empire and return to become a respectable Republic.
10. Since there is no slightest evidence or glimpse of hope
that American leaders would seek peace and harmony and prosperity in
the world, the unfolding of history in the making will reveal the coming
of a global nuclear war triggered by American aggression, expansion and
intervention whether directly or using its allies and proxies. The
world will have no choice but to prepare and face the consequences of
the total destruction of the world.
6. Where have you been?
2Ki 5:25-27, “But he went in and stood before his master. And Elisha said to him: “Where have you been, Gehazi?” And he said, “Your servant went nowhere. Then he said to him: “Did not my heart go with you, when the man turned from his chariot to meet you? Is it a time to receive money and to receive clothes and olive groves and vineyards and sheep and oxen and male and female servants? Therefore, the leprosy of Naaman shall cling to you and to your descendants forever. So he went out from his presence a leper as white as snow.”
Note: How many Chinese corrupt officials and crooks and criminals stole public and private funds and ran and fled to America, Canada, Australia, etc. thinking they were going somewhere. When they were arrested and extradited, they must admit they had gone nowhere. American leaders are making military alliances with many nations, having built hundreds of overseas military bases, missile and anti-missile sites and equipped with the most lethal weapons in both quantity and quality all because they want to dictate and dominate the world. When the United States is destroyed, those arrogant and power-possessed maniacs will realize they have gone nowhere.
All who see power, money and pleasure in this world, one day will realize they have gone nowhere.
7. Where now is my hope?
Job 17:14-16, “If I call to the pit, ‘You are my father’; to the worm, ‘my mother and my sister’; where now is my hope? And who regards my hope? “Will it go down with me to Sheol? Shall we together go down into the dust?”
Note: American, Japanese and Islamic terror leaders, you are without God and without hope. Someday, you and all your hopes will do down into the dust, go down to Sheol, and go to the bottomless pit.
Psa 62:5, “My soul, wait in silence for God only, for my hope is from Him.”
My hope is from God.
Phl 3:7-8, “But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ. More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ.”
Note: If you do not know and cannot count all things in the world as rubbish, you do not have the abundant life.
Eph 1:18-19,“I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might.”
Note: We do not yet know fully what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe.
1Co 2:9, “But just as it is written, “THINGS WHICH EYE HAS NOT SEEN AND EAR HAS NOT HEARD, AND which HAVE NOT ENTERED THE HEART OF MAN, ALL THAT GOD HAS PREPARED FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM.”
Note: Even reading the Scriptures cited above, we do not have capacity to understand fully.
Eph 3:20, “Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us.”
Note: One thing is for sure, God is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think.
Heb 11:16, “But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God; for He has prepared a city for them.”
Note: I am not looking or waiting for an improved America or a better world. I am looking forward to the City, the Holy City, the New Jerusalem which God has prepared for all His children.
8. Where can wisdom be found?
Job 28:12, “But where can wisdom be found? And where is the place of understanding?”
1Co 1:24, “But to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.”
Note: Wisdom cannot be found in Washington, Wall Street and Hollywood. Wisdom cannot be found in the evil empire of Japan or so-called Islamic state. The Bible lets you know, Christ Jesus is the power of God and the wisdom of God.
1Co 1:30, “But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption.”
Note: In Christ Jesus, you can find Jesus Christ is wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification and redemption.
9. From where shall my help come?
Psa 121:1, “A Song of Ascents. I will lift up my eyes to the mountains;
from where shall my help come?”
Note: Do not look to Washington, Wall Street and Hollywood for help? Do not look to NATO or EU for help. Do not look to the rich and powerful for help. They will all perish.
Psa 121:2, “My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth.”
Yes, indeed, my help comes from the Lord who made the heavens and earth.
10. Where will you leave your wealth?
Isa 10:3, “Now what will you do in the day of punishment,
And in the devastation which will come from afar?
To whom will you flee for help?
And where will you leave your wealth?”
Note: That is a question you cannot shun. The day of punishment is at hand. Devastation will come to America and the evil empire of Japan that have done so much evil in the world. To whom will America flee for help? To whom will Japan flee for help? To whom will nations and peoples flee for help? Where will the crooks and criminals who robbed the world more than $50 trillion leave their wealth? Where will the executives of Washington, Wall Street and Hollywood leave their wealth? Where will the monopolists and richest men and women of the world leave their wealth? Nowhere. Absolutely, nowhere.
Job 1:21, “He said, “Naked I came from my mother's womb,
And naked I shall return there.
The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away.
Blessed be the name of the LORD.”
Note: You came naked, you go naked.
Rev 3:17, “Because you say, “I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing,” and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked”
Note: The executives of Washington, Wall Street and Hollywood are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked. Their sins, greed and iniquities are naked for the whole world to see.
Psa 49:16-17, “Do not be afraid when a man becomes rich, when the glory of his house is increased; for when he dies he will carry nothing away; his glory will not descend after him.”
Note: No matter how rich you are, you carry nothing away.
1Ti 6:7, “For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either.”
Note: Nothing in Greek is oudeis which means not a thing, none, not one; - it occurs 328 times in the New Testament.
Gal 6:3, “For if anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself.”
Note: American leaders (civilian and military, elected and appointed) are so arrogant and abusive that they think, speak and act they are something when they are nothing and they deceive themselves.
11. Where the good way is?
Jer 6:16, “Thus says the LORD,
“Stand by the ways and see and ask for the ancient paths,
Where the good way is, and walk in it;
And you will find rest for your souls.
But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.'
Note: American leaders (elected and appointed, civilian and military) have done so much evil since the end of World War II to this day. They think it is a good way to have military alliances with many nations, to have hundreds of overseas military bases, missile and anti-missile sites and to have the most lethal weapons in quality and large quantity in pursuit of absolute military supremacy and world domination. The American way of life is wrong. The Japanese prime minister and his gang think they are very smart to deny all war crimes, genocide, sex slavery, and atrocities so that they do not apologize and pay for war reparations and compensations. The Japanese way of life is evil. The evildoers of the world do not know where the good way is.
12. Where should we go?
Jer 15:2, “And it shall be that when they say to you, ‘Where should we go?' then you are to tell them, ‘Thus says the LORD:
“Those destined for death, to death;
And those destined for the sword, to the sword;
And those destined for famine, to famine;
And those destined for captivity, to captivity.”'
Note: What you are destined, you cannot escape.
Jhn 6:68, “Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have words of eternal life.”
Note: There is no place men can go. You can go to Jesus Christ who has eternal life.
Mat 11:28, “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.”
Note: Come to Jesus, He will give you rest.
Jhn 5:39-40, “You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me; and you are unwilling to come to Me so that you may have life.”
Note: Come to Jesus so that you may have life, eternal life.
13. Where is your faith?
Luk 8:25, “And He said to them, “Where is your faith?” They were fearful and amazed, saying to one another, “Who then is this, that He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey Him?”
Note: The world is full of fearful things. There is no peace in the world. Where is your faith? Put your faith in Jesus Christ who is able to save you to the end.
Mat 28:19-20, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the world.”
Note: Fear not, the Lord Jesus is with believers always even to the end of the world.
2Co 4:16-18, “Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day. For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.”
Look, look for the second coming of Jesus Christ!
14. Where your treasure is?
Luk 12:34, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
Note: There are peoples day and night thinking and looking and working for money, power and pleasure. These are their treasures. Their treasures are on earth. Their hearts are in their treasures.
Luk 18:22, “When Jesus heard this, He said to him, “One thing you still lack; sell all that you possess and distribute it to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”
Note: The truly rich people have their treasure in Heaven. Do Christians have treasures now? Yes, the Gospel, Salvation, and the Holy Spirit in our hearts.
2Co 4:7, “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves.”
What is this treasure?
2Co 4:6, “For God, who said, “Light shall shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.”
The Light in our hearts.
2Ti 1:13-14, “Retain the standard of sound words which you have heard from me, in the faith and love which are in Christ Jesus. Guard, through the Holy Spirit who dwells in us, the treasure which has been entrusted to you.”
The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the treasure which has been entrusted to us. For that reason, we must share the treasury of the Gospel with every human being.
Repent, believe and be saved!
JANUARY 7, 2016
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