Brand 13 is personal and downhill….. There are those who come forth from the womb stamped with Brand 13 as the essence of their spirituality, being children of the Devil. There are those from amid the sons and daughters of men that descend through steps of satanic deception until they totally succumb and remain under its blackened label. And there are the sons of God placed upon this earth determined to eradicate Brand 13 eternally, for Brand 13 is symbolic of the evil imprint of Satan upon what you say, do and think. Ranging from superstition, through obsession to absolute possession it is not a label you want to sew upon the garment of your life.
Forty four years ago even a blind man could see that our society had been blind-sided by Satan. Give a listen to Stevie Wonder and ‘Superstition’. A very catchy old tune that might jump start you forward and awake you to your reality now.
We have advanced in science and technology but we have reversed to a post-modern, post-enlightenment, neo-pagan civilization where superstition is rampant. In big cities around the world there are thousands of palm-readers, tarot-card readers and astrologers who even have professional associations and certification programs. Even the most prestigious newspapers have made daily horoscopes a standard fare and the mystical black arts demand headlines. Satan has used his numerology and the Brand 13 to aide and abet in this. Superstitions are as old as the darkness of evil itself and have led people to all kinds of irrational acts and beliefs. They are based in fear of the unknown and inability to control or predict our own future. To allow them to control your life in any manner is to keep you dwelling in the Dark Ages.
The number 13 has always been associated with magic and the occult, and held to possess mysterious tangible power. To most within the myriad of forms of Satanism it is a sacred number imbued with secret knowledge they can tap into and advance their personal desires. Rock ‘n’ Roll groups, especially Heavy Metal bands, are known to revere the number 13 which represents death, war and destruction. They bow down to the evil of occult practices and it is reflected in their songs centering on suicide, murder, destruction, blood sacrifices and Satan. They employ elaborate science fiction/horror film inspired costumes, obscene lyrics and graphic stage performances with politically and morally taboo themes. Most of these blackened liars have tried to hide the truly destructive immoral intents of their satanic music, but like homosexuality coming out of the closet Satanism has too. It is just as blatant and brazen in the cultural music milieu as anything displayed in the LGBT-GLBT community at large. But we are not here to focus on Satan’s musical tracks, we are going to try to secure your freedom from wearing his Brand 13 on your forehead, hand or anywhere else he may have seared it. God willing we shall even be able to prevent some of you from being branded at all. Numbers, numbers, numbers…but a special significance has become attached to the number 13 that must be revealed for maturity as a follower of Christ.
We know the mystery of the gospel was kept for revelation at the time of the coming of Christ. With such unveiling the spiritual darkness covering the Gentiles was removed and many of God’s purposes in creation revealed. (Luke 2:30-32) With his coming Jesus spoke in such manner “that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.”(Matt 13:35) His first apostles and prophets were entrusted with many secret things of God and chosen to be His faithful ministers in speaking “the mysteries of God”. (1Co 4:1-6) God has also called and chosen faithful men for these end times to “speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory.” (1Co 2:6-7) The faithful know that our Holy Ghost will teach us all things for Jesus said “the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” (John 14:26) In His calling of men past and present to receive and dispense His revelation God has chosen very few men that would appear to fit well into the Church hierarchies of our day. Think of what surrounds us as you read the following scripture. “For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: but God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; and base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: that no flesh should glory in his presence.” (1Co1:26-29) Within the modern church world from pulpit to publisher we find far too much flesh glorifying itself in ‘good old boys systems’ that have Christ crying today at their theft of the key of knowledge. They have become blockages and stumbling blocks that deny the fullness of God’s word or add to it doctrines such as those that support the abomination of the homosexual movement. Does anything of what they are doing possibly thwart the plans of God? Such is impossible and in fact they are but evidence of the revelation of God as to His timing of affairs in His unfolding creation. (Ro 1:21-32; 2Ti 3:1-9) Many of these loud-mouthed boasters are following children of Satan created for the lake of fire and have not the slightest clue as to the deception they are under and the overall purpose of God in their creation. A great number of these men of institutions are “ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.”(2Ti 3:7) But in spite of it all, the revelation of God and His unfolding of creation continues steadfastly forward. Nothing can stop the completion of either God’s plans or deter the men he has called to the front lines for service. It is God who chooses what is to be revealed and what remains hidden and who receives and who does not based upon their free choice of a walk of obedience. (Ephesians 1:17)
God does not allow His revelation to be understood by the children of Satan or any of those destined since their creation from the foundation of the earth for eternity in the lake of fire. God speaks of this to Esau and his bloodline when He says: “For thy violence against thy brother Jacob shame shall cover thee, and thou shall be cut off forever.” (Ob 10, Am 1:11-12, Ezekiel Ch. 35) There will not be any left of the bloodline of Esau on the earth after the White Throne judgment for they have incurred our Lord’s eternal wrath. (Ob 17-18, Mal 1:1-5, Jer 49:7-22, Ez 25:12-14, Joe 3:19) There are others like these “people against whom the Lord hath indignation forever” who will never hear or receive the gospel for Satan deceives and blinds many of the sons and daughters of men to the gospel. (Mal 1:4) “But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: in whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”(2Co 4:3-4) But there are also those like the Jews who crucified Christ that were kept from understanding the gospel because it would have thwarted God’s plan of salvation. (1Co 2:6-8) The blindness of the Jews is being taken off by God at such rate as completes His purposes for the Jews remain His ‘first choice children’ being scourged and cleansed for He cleanses every son He receives. (2Co 3:13-16) All that God keeps hidden has been designed for purposes of timing in the completion of His kingdom here upon the earth. And such it is as well in the matters surrounding the number some think Satan uses as Brand 13.
However, the Bible does place great significance upon both numbers and letters. The anti-Christ person (beast) is given the number 666 which is the number of his name. When one takes the numerical value of these (600,60,6) with each being assigned its corresponding letters in Greek, one is supposed to use this to identify the agent of all evil. And they can if they are rightly dividing the Word of God ‘precept upon precept, line upon line’. (Isaiah 28: 9-10) And this must be done in the light of the scripture surrounding the anti-Christ beast for “he causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.” (Revelation 13:16-18)
This marking of man by the anti-Christ is a reality, just as the matter of God sealing His servants with a mark in their foreheads is an identification process in the separating of the ‘sheep and the goats’ that takes place in the advancing Kingdom of God.
A seal is an emblem, mark or stamp that signifies an official sign of ownership or proof of authenticity; the seal while being the foregoing may also refer to the physical hard substance that is used to secure a book, role or other object to ensure its security or secrecy. (Dan 12:4, M’t 27:66) The Lord sets his seal upon those who are his for “the firm foundation of God stands, having this seal, the Lord knows them that are his”. (2Ti 2:19) While the Holy Spirit seals all Christians until the day of redemption there are also other times of ‘sealing’ of special significance. (Eph 4:30) For example, the circumcision of Abraham was a sign and “a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all of them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also” through faith. (Ro 4:11) Circumcision was not the covenant but simply an action of obedience and outward mark of a covenant that had existed. The circumcision was the seal of the righteousness that had been acknowledged many years prior and Christianity through revelation of ‘righteousness through faith’ leads us back to the same condition. This sealing was part of the authentication and guarantee of eternal security we have through faith in the righteousness of Christ and stamps us as the property of God endowed with His righteousness even though we are not circumcised.
We shall look at an additional significance of this matter through the sealing of the 144,000 as relating to their election by God. We know the sealing of the 144,000 takes place after the forty-two months of trials of the beast and prior to the vials of God’s wrath being poured out upon the earth for we hear the heavenly voice saying, “Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.” (Re 7:3) Scripture tells us that on Mount Zion with Jesus they have “his Father’s name written in their foreheads” and that “they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.” (Re14:1, 22) During their earthly walk all men could see they were true followers of Christ and their validity and visibility as the righteous shall shine eternal. The seal of God in their foreheads marks them as His own and his brilliant holiness that indwells them shall shine forth visibly from within for all to see as a symbol of both their status and reward as His eternal servants. This glory of God is within them and not simply a mark upon them and being in their foreheads is reflective of the fact they have the mind of Christ in obedience to the will of the Father. It is this same glory and holiness of God that is to shine through us all in this present flesh: “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16) We do not need outward trappings or symbols such as crosses or fish to identify us as being Gods’ servants, we simply need obedience to the Holy Spirit for the brilliance of His light to pour through us. By our actions, by our fruit and by walking in His light we will be seen and known as His property signed, sealed and delivered unto eternal glory.
The marking or sealing by our God is a spiritual matter and not some branding of the fleshly surface of any part of our body. Man has customs of branding his mark of ownership with a hot iron upon the shoulders or foreheads of his cattle or human slaves. This in no manner reflects Gods marking or sealing of His own whether it be for protection or recognition. (Ezekiel 9:4, Ex 12:23) We are in fact instructed of God not to mark or cut our bodies. We know that during the forty-two months of Satan’s’ wrath upon the earth his servants “cause all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: and that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” (Re 13:16-17) We are not going to elaborate to great length on Satan’s markings but I do ask you to take note at this time that there are two potential locations of the mark as either in the right hand or in the forehead. As well, observe that mans’ end-times economic fears of starvation can push the deceived to receive a mark, a name or a number to be able to buy or sell in Satan’s’ economic system. What shall be received in their right hand or in their foreheads is a mark and not the name of the beast or the number of his name. This mark (charagma) is defined in the Greek from the same as G5482; a scratch or etching, that is, a stamp (as a badge of servitude), or sculptured figure (statue): graven, mark. Satan’s mark is something that will be visible on the surface while Gods’ mark or sealing is visible from within. What is this mark of Satan? Does it really matter if one has knowledge not to receive any form of marking at either location designated and further to avoid all marking or cutting of the flesh in any manner. Refuse all symbols and external markings. In many ways Satan has tried to copycat the sealing or marking of God. He has marked his own foul servants in attempt to emulate God and further deceive the sons and daughters of men into following him. The devil has led different faiths and sects of idolaters to cut or mark peculiar signs of their heathen gods on their foreheads. This practice is prevalent in the Eastern religions to the present day and we see more than eighty Hindu deities found inscribed upon their deluded followers.
So what seals are upon or about you? All sealing or marking in the flesh and Spirit is an attestation of the authenticity of the one marked and authority or power of the marker. Converts to Christianity by the apostle Paul are said to be the seal or attestation of his ministry or proof that he is an apostle: “If I be not an apostle unto others, yet doubtless I am to you: for the seal of mine apostleship are ye in the Lord.” (1Co 9:2) God stated who Jesus is in his divine mission “for him hath God the Father sealed”. (John 6:27) He has also attested to (sealed) who we are as His first fruits. The first fruits were always dedicated to God and first fruits of the earth are offered unto God just as the first born of man and animals are offered unto Him. These offerings were the best produce collected in any season and were given both in their natural state and after variant forms of preparation. Not to be confused with the tithe of Abraham which is ten percent or first born of man or animals which are singular, there does not appear to be any exact quantity commanded in first fruits offering of the land; amount appears to be left to the leading of the individual by the Holy Spirit. What is unequivocal however is that it was the best of the harvest as reflected in many scripture and it is also what God gives His true servants. “All the best of the oil, and all the best of the wine, and of the wheat, the first fruits of them which they shall offer unto the Lord, them have I given thee.” (Nu 18:12) Scripture tells us that God “of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures” and that we “have the first fruits of the Spirit”. (James 1:18, Ro 8:23) In other words, when matured we are the best of God’s creation indwelled by His Holy Spirit and purified through such presence. Gods’ seal upon us attests to our status with Him so why do we fail to live in recognition of it? Why would we participate in superstitious behavior of any kind? Where we differ from God’s other creatures in the flesh is that we must seek our own maturity through the active process of living faith. Doing so we return to God the first fruits or best of His creation which we are. Not to do so is to remain immature fruit hanging on a spiritual vine of Christ while being robbed of the blessings of the Father of lights by the Evil ones’ dark shadow over our minds. The devil can never remove the seal of Gods glorious election to salvation that rests upon us, but he can obscure all light necessary to our walking of its path. Awake! You cannot run the race for the prize of the high calling in Christ if you deliberately obscure the light necessary to even remain upon the path through any format of willful disobedience. To deny the truth of Gods sealing, his calling upon you or the necessity of your own efforts in the race once having been enlightened is such a willful act. We are personally responsible to God to ensure that no deception in any format surrounding 13 envelopes us. For all of us when facing the light of this truth I hope we may repent if necessary and that time remains in His plans for us to get back on the final circuit of His racetrack called time.
Some groups go to great lengths to place an erroneous brand upon their followers based upon a fear that they can only know eternal life through keeping of the Sabbath. There has been a multiplicity of attempts to validate their claims through espousing that a last-day seal of God referred to in the Bible is necessary for entrance to eternity in the new heaven and earth and that this seal is the mark of the true Sabbath keeper. However, as we know there are many ‘marked and sealed’ individuals referred to in the Bible whose salvation or right to eternal life is not based upon their being Sabbath keepers. Being a Sabbath keeper affects the rewards of position during Millennial and Eternal Kingdoms, but Sabbath keeping alone does not affect access to life in the Eternal Kingdom. The confusion around this last-day seal as a mark given only to the true Sabbath keepers, and propounded to be a status given only to those marked by God as the persons whom He plans to exclusively take to heaven at His second advent must be briefly debunked.
The First Seal
Without the ‘first sealing’ by God there can be no such thing as a last-day seal for an individual. This first seal is spoken to in Corinthians: “Now he which establishes us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God: Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.” (2Co 1:21-22) Sealed is from G4973; to stamp (with a signet or private mark) for security or preservation (literally or figuratively); by implication to keep secret, to attest: – (set a, set to) seal up, stop. At the time of salvation it is God that establishes us in Christ by anointing us with the presence of the Holy Spirit and at this time He places a spiritual seal upon us that literally secures us in Christ through the Holy Spirit. The earnest of the Spirit is a presence of the Spirit that translates to mean ‘an advanced security for the rest’. This means there is much more available of the Holy Spirit that we may yet receive such as power of the Holy Spirit and the gifts of the Holy Spirit. But, this first seal or stamp of God is evidence in essence of the eternal presence of the free gift of salvation. All genuinely believing Christians receive this gift of the Holy Spirit as the seal of God upon them. We receive this first seal of the Holy Spirit when we first believe and unless this presence of the Holy Spirit dwells in our hearts we cannot be said to be Christians at all. (Rom 8:9) When we believed in Jesus this gift was given as “the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession”. (Eph 1:13-14) The stamp of God’s promise that the purchase price for our redemption has been paid in full at the Cross is what is given here in the first seal. When God makes such a promise He does not break it.
The Last-Day Seal
Some claim the last-day seal of God is only given to those Christian believers who will not die but will be alive when Jesus comes. If one must be alive to receive this seal, this supposed stamp testifying to a right to eternal life, then why are there souls spoken to who are obviously in a state of eternal life being told that they had to wait for others to be killed to join them in their circumstance before God’s judgments would fall? “And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellow servants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.” (Rev 6:9-11) The scripture clearly debunks the claim the last-day seal of God is only given to those Christian believers who will not die but will be alive when Jesus comes.
It is also claimed the last day seal is given to the worthy just shortly before the close of probation. Their close of probation is held to take place just before the second coming of Jesus and is the point in time where God supposedly declares that every human being has had an opportunity to make a decision for Christ. Given that billions have already died without the gospel knowledge such a decision point before the Great White Throne Judgment remains a mystery to me. Christ’s coming for rapture of the Church and subsequent Millennial Rule is about the final 1000 years that the sons and daughters of men have opportunity of accepting his Lordship. At this second coming “the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” (1Th 4:16-17) What about the billions not “dead in Christ” that never heard the Gospel? What about the gentiles who join themselves to the Jew to go up to Jerusalem for the Passover during the Millennial Rule? They were not believers in the Messiah prior! So has God made His declaration that all have been given opportunity to accept Christ precedent to His second coming? This is not possible at such point in the timeline of scriptural events and further examination of claims based in scriptural interpretation so out of alignment with prophetic time-lines is simply wasted action on my part. And this is where the Lord left me in this matter.
But, we are certainly ‘signed, sealed and delivered’ unto eternal life through the finished work of Jesus Christ at the Cross. There is no such thing as a last days seal necessary to the free gift of salvation given us by God through Christ. Salvation is a powerful spiritual action in our behalf which the Cross is symbolic of, but there is absolutely no power in the symbolic wooden beam or any representations we may make of it. The power all resides in the spiritual essence of God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Such being the case, why would any sane Christian person attribute spiritual power in any format to a number such as 13? What pushes them to embrace a deception, a lie that clearly works to the advantage of Satan the ‘father of all lies’? Why do people become obsessed with superstition like an addict obsessed with the crack cocaine that is killing him? For many there is obsession surrounding 13.
I do not believe we are to remain like three blind mice unable to see why so many people are convinced that the number 13 is unlucky while we followers of Christ know it is not. But the naming of the characters involved in our scenario takes some defining. And the speaking of the names of definition requires some practice to enunciate correctly.
Triskaidekaphilia is an obsession with the number thirteen and someone who believes number 13 to be a lucky number is termed a triskaidekaphile. Such persons are constantly looking to see how all aspects of the universe about them somehow add up to 13 or a multiple of 13. They love the number 13 and create all kinds of theories and forecasting of events based upon their carnival of mathematics.
Triskaidekaphobia is the opposite of being a triskaidekaphile. It is the fear of number thirteen, rooted in the Greek words tris meaning ‘three’, kai meaning ‘and’, deka meaning ‘ten’ and phobia meaning ‘fear’. When applied to a special day to fear we have paraskavedekatriaphobia simply meaning the fear of Friday the thirteenth, which only occurs in months starting with Sunday.
And, if you believe 13 to be unlucky and live in fear about it we could ascribe the high sounding name to you of being a triskaidekaphobiac. But whether in love with 13 or in fear of 13 the best term to define one all is spiritual morons…..people possessed by superstitious beliefs. And such morons are evident in the eternal spiritual enemies of Islam and persons claiming title of Christians.
Muslims state that all other religions are superstition based while claiming they are not. Islamists claim fear of the number 13 is so pervasive in the U.S. and Europe that it costs billions of dollars a year through such things as Friday the 13th due to absenteeism, travel cancellations and resulting drops in trade. Monetary loss is occasioned in such manners but not by the followers of Jesus Christ who are commanded that “whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men.” (Colossians 3:23) As for fearing the number 13 it cannot be seen among the Disciples of Christ for they will have nothing to do with persons associated with such a superstitious matter. “There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that uses divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.” (Deuteronomy 18:10-11)
One Islamic scholar states that North Americans write off their slavery to superstition by simply categorizing it as folklore, or just a natural part of being a human being. He also states that prior to Islam the Arabs were superstitious, but their deeply held beliefs and practices were uprooted completely by Islam in a very short period of time. However, because of a weakening of faith by some segments of Muslim society they have become engulfed once again in the superstitious practices from other cultures they live within. The only hope for the modern Muslim is to return to the true Islam, to trust fully in Allah, to seek his protection, help and perfect will. If modern Muslims do not follow the Qur’an, Hadith and the examples left through Muhammad they “will endlessly take omens from cats, birds, and mice; sticks and greasy stone; sun and stars; or itching in one’s body. It is not the human destiny to be afflicted with superstitions: It is just an evil consequence of unbelief. The light of Islam can cure it.”
Well, I know the Qur’an itself shows the Muslims to be a superstition sodden lump with little ability for sane rational thinking. Those claiming to be devout Muslims state when being unsure about a plan they seek Allah’s help in decision making by reciting the dua of Istikharah: “O Allah! I seek Your guidance (in making a choice) by virtue of Your knowledge, and I seek ability by virtue of Your power, and I ask You of Your great bounty. You have power, I have none. And You know, I know not. You are the Knower of hidden things.” But, what if this knower of hidden things simply responds to him with these two words: “eat shit”? And he could possibly eat it for there is a blessing promised in the words of Muhammad according to ‘the Knower of hidden things ’for consuming the prophets body wastes. This sounds like a superstitious belief that no one should have a taste for. But I guess it has to be an acquired taste, a taste you come to love if you are a Muslim. For certain it is the source of the constant stench on the breath of Muslim scholars as it is the smell of the Qur’an itself.
For a good exposure of Islamic superstitions found in the Qur’an that simply defy common sense and show Muslims to be a pack of tribal based heathen idol worshippers read the writing: Islamic Black Magic (Voodoo)….by Abul Kasem Online Books – Islamic Voodoos (chapter 6).
The author states: “Islamic apologists often extol the scientific nature of Islam: that Islam has no room for spirituous mumbo—jumbo. This blatant distortion of the truth about Islam might work well for those who have no or very little idea about the proliferation of many superstitious Islamic rites routinely performed for the alleviation of many afflictions. If you ever chanced to observe any such superstitious rites, you will be amazed at the similarities between Islamic procedures and the Black Magic performed by many voodoo cults in Africa and South America.” Abul Kasem like most functioning around the Islam-watch Organization is an ex-Muslim. Abul Kasem is obviously a man that used enough spiritual Scope of Biblical truth to cleanse his breath.
Some instances of the Magical Power of Muhammad’s blood, urine, and excrement as written in the Ash Shifa texts are:
Drink Muhammad’s blood and no fire will touch you.
“There was also the time when Malik ibn Sinan drank his blood on the Day of Uhud and licked it up. The Prophet allowed him to do that and then said, “The fire will not touch you” (Ash Shifa, p.36). Something similar occurred when ‘Abdullah ibn az‑Zubayr drank his cupped blood. The Prophet said, “Woe to you from the people and woe to the people from you.” But he did not object to what he had done (Ash Shifa, p.36)
Drink Muhammad’s urine and have no stomach aches. “Something similar is related about a woman who drank some of his urine. He told her, “You will never complain of a stomach‑ache.” He did not order any of them to wash their mouths out nor did he forbid them to do it again (Ash Shifa, p.36)
Al‑Waqidi’s scribe Muhammad ibn Sa’d related that ‘A’isha said to the Prophet, “When you come from relieving yourself, we do not see anything noxious from you.” He said, “A’isha, don’t you know that the earth swallows up what comes out of the prophets so that none of it is seen?” (Ash Shifa, p.35) Muhammad defecates, trees join together. Muhammad defecates in a wadi, stones and trees join together. A mimosa tree sought Muhammad’s permission to greet him (Ash Shifa, p.166).”
The superstitious magical power of Muhammad’s biological waste products as spoken in Ash Shifa could give a whole new meaning to the disdainful expression ‘eat shit’, making it a ‘holy action’ and not a health hazard or some issue of personal defilement. Sounds absolutely nuts but perhaps it is no more insane than those that fear the number 13 to the degree that they see any association with it at all causes their personal defilement. Such lunatics will get off an elevator at the 12th floor, walk upstairs to the 14th floor and go back onto it again to continue their journey higher. They will not knowingly step out the elevator doorway and through the gateway of number 13 taking them into perceived spiritual hell and their personal defilement. This is a stronghold of religious superstitious fear, and it is confusion and fear that all Islam is based upon. But like all who choose to live in superstition the various Muslim sects select amid the various superstitions for those they personally are comfortable with. In these days of the Islamic jihadi we see them rushing to grab up bullet-proof vests. But, for a bullet‑proof vest Islamic style all they need to do is write the entire Sura Ya Sin (Sura 36) on an Islamic shirt and wear it. The Qur’an guarantees no bullet will pierce this Islamic vest. Many fundamental Muslims donning bullet proof vests while crying out ‘Death to America’ exhibit more belief in the Science and Technology of America than the superstitious words of their prophet. They are clearly hypocrites, but no more so then the superstition laden mob in the Christian camps.
As Christians start to focus on the number 13 itself and not the God of the Book of Numbers, they become mentally enmeshed amid people with triskaidekaphobia which is the pure fear of the number thirteen. Such Christians soon have graduated to an actual physical-spiritual fear of the number 13 as being bad luck based on such ideas as Jesus died on a Friday the 13th and that there were only 13 people at the Last Supper table. It is the last meal Jesus had with his disciples that is probably the most shared explanation by Christians as to why the number 13 is considered unlucky by them. The Bible records that after Jesus gave an identifying morsel of bread to Judas the son of Simon Iscariot upon which Satan entered into him to carry out the betrayal for 30 pieces of silver. (John 13: 21-27) To give the evil of such betrayal as being embedded in the number 13 due to your eating in a group numbered 13 on Friday the 13th shows a complete lack of the judgment God requires of us. And to live as if the number 13 possessed such a power is an abomination in the eyes of God and an insult to the Holy Spirit our teacher, comforter and guide.
Our God demands that we exercise correct and absolute judgment in all our affairs and the need for sound judgment has never been greater in the Church for “many false prophets are gone out into the world” spreading erroneous doctrines. And for certain those who spread the doctrine of ‘unlucky Friday 13th and unlucky number 13 to be avoided at all costs’ are to ranked amid the false prophets. (1Jn 4:1)
The Church has become increasingly polarized between out of control, you must judge nothing except your own actions ‘freedom riders’ and the ‘frozen chosen legalists’ solidly encased in singular precepts from God’s scripture that has left them icebergs instead of rivers of living water to cleanse the world. In between we also have every imaginable variation of Christian fruitcake expressing what they believe is truth that all men should follow. It is the in-between group to which our number 13 boys seem to have lodged the strongest. Into this awry world of witnesses one must scream God’s warnings “for the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begins at us, what shall be the end of them that obey not the gospel of God?” (1Pe 4:17) The answer is simple. The end for those that do not obey the gospel is chastisement for cleansing, while the end for those that absolutely refuse the Christ of the gospel is the eternal lake of fire. Thank our God that you may only face potential chastisements and that these may be avoided if you accept His instructions to make righteous judgments. God demands that we judge our own actions and those of individuals and assemblies that claim to be followers of Christ where He states: “Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints? Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? And, if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life? If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church. I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren?” (1Co 6:1-5) If you are incapable of making judgments as ascribed by God you lack His wisdom that He grants to all liberally that ask for it, so perhaps you should ask for His wisdom now to mature in this matter now under examination. God is absolute in decree that we must judge ourselves correctly in affairs with others and does not want our praise or offerings if we remain unrighteous in such manners. He states, “Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols. But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream” and “if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there remembers that thy brother hath ought against thee; leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.” (Amos 5:23-24; Matthew 5:23-24) In other words our God demands we first judge ourselves.
There is no need for us to be judged by God for He says “if we would judge ourselves, we would not be judged.” (1Cor11: 31) How can we carry out such an action if He has not given us His power of judgment, for anything less than His power of perfect judgment being applied is not His judgment at all for God is perfect in all judgment and wisdom? So, when we apply His word correctly to ourselves it means we are as Him in our state of being in exercising His judgment and it adds further proof as to who we are as sons of God. To judge thy self implies you have to examine yourself in the spotlight of His word and in doing so we are told we will encounter Christ within us if we are not reprobates. (2Co13: 5) Reprobates are defined as unapproved, rejected, worthless moral castaways and God’s word paints a dismal picture of reprobates as men that “did not like to retain God in their knowledge’ so “God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.” (Ro 1:28-32) Now, it is reasonable to assume that no reprobate would be examining themselves in the light of God’s word to begin with, at least not with God’s judgment, for God does not give His gift of perfect wisdom and judgment to reprobates or men of carnal minds. He only gives wisdom to His sons, those that believe upon the name of Jesus and He cannot give you of Himself anything less than perfection.
You have just gone through the process of learning you were given His perfect power of judgment when you first stood in the knowing acknowledgement of Jesus as messiah. The timing of your coming to such awareness or knowledge was God’s decision as to His purposes for your life, but now that you have the knowledge that you are in possession of correct and absolute judgment you are responsible to exercise this judgment to mature to full manifestation as a son of God. It is His powers of judgment that must be applied to know God’s perfect will surrounding issues such as dealing with Islam, homosexuality and the superstition of 13.
Not being reprobates and being led of the Spirit to examine ourselves we have to encounter Christ within us for we are both the physical temples of the living God individually and collectively we comprise the spiritual body of Christ. To knowingly sin after being led to such awareness has dire consequences for “if any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.” (1C 3:17) To defile means to corrupt, waste, shrivel, spoil, ruin or destroy and men such as reprobates who cause such circumstance to befall us as members of the body of Christ shall be destroyed by our God. Such fate also awaits the unrepentant teachers, prophets and vain philosophers who corrupt the Church with their false doctrines, errors, heresies, wisdom and methods of the world. There shall be judgment without mercy for the obstinate that deliberately oppose His truth. As to we who stupidly pollute ourselves through such unrighteous acts the consequences of chastisement shall be proportionate to the damage we do to the body of Christ. “Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of a harlot? God forbid. What? know ye not that he which is joined to a harlot is one body? for two, says he, shall be one flesh. But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. Flee fornication. Every sin that a man does is without the body; but he that commits fornication sins against his own body. What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” (1Co 6:15-20) All sin fouls the body that our Lord occupies and pollutes our spirit which is a part of the body of Christ, so what I do to my body and spirit I in essence do to yours as well for the same God lives within you and we are the unity of the spirit being of the body of Christ. It is for this reason that we must strive to separate from all sin and cleanse both ourselves and our assemblies and as instructed in the Word “work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. For it is God which works in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure.” (Phi 2:12-13) Not to do so is to hinder and injure all the children of God so “let everyone that names the name of Christ depart from iniquity.” (2Ti 2:19) Iniquity defined in this context is all legal and moral injustice and unrighteousness of character and we are given many instructions as to how to resist, desist and crucify the sin in our lives as actions of our departure from all iniquity. (Romans 6:6; Galatians 5:16; 2 Corinthians 5:17)
The iniquity that we must depart from is first that in our own lives and secondarily that in the lives of others both within and without the church. Iniquity is anything that involves us in formats of living damaging to the body of Christ. This body or assemblage called church as a physical entity is truly small “for where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them” so the command to depart or separate can be very difficult at times and often leads to persecution through one’s closest associates. (Matt 18:20) But size of assembly does not dictate the presence of potential for persecution for today we see churches, mega ministries and religious institutions, that project themselves as the singular agents of God through their official leaders and dispensational blessing structures, feverishly protecting their possessions, positions and power in highly unrighteous manners before the courts of the land and thus causing great damage to the body of Christ worldwide. The employment of man’s methods of damage control necessitated by initial actions of refusal to depart from iniquity only aggravates a situation through opening additional doorways of persecution by the world. To avoid unnecessary persecution the commands of God must be obeyed. The command is to separate from iniquity and that we must judge within our assemblies, leaving final judgment of non-believers to God is clearly stated in this example surrounding fornication. “I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators: yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world. But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such a one no not to eat. For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within? But them that are without God judge. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.” (1Co 5:9-13) As to unbelievers, we simply cannot be knowing participants in their unrighteousness. “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, says the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.” (2Co 6:14-18) No one can claim that God has not clearly stated our pathway options and consequences, leaving us clearly responsible for our own use of judgment, that perfect tool He has given us if we choose to pick it up and use it. In the flesh we are tempted to take the ‘path of least resistance’ in most matters necessitating Biblical application of righteous judgment. To resist temptation or not is a personal decision. Make the righteous judgment calls no matter how much the flesh desires you do otherwise. You have the ‘mind of Christ’ so use it to the point of sweating drops of blood if required, use it in keeping His Sabbath, use it in separating from homosexuals, use it warning about the abomination of Islam, use it demanding your family members do not participate in such matters as horoscope reading, use it in everything that does not appear in righteous accord with His word. Use it now in terminating the abominations manifesting as superstitious Christianity.
The ‘13 Deception’ is entrenched deeply in Roman Catholicism and the offspring of Protestantism birthed from it.
May 13, 1917, three young children (Lúcia Santos, Jacinta and Francisco Marto) claimed they had seen and spoken to Our Lady of Fatima, a title given to the Blessed Virgin Mary, in Fatima, Portugal. She is also called “Our Lady of the Rosary” or as I like to quip in the Artic to the Frozen Chosen, as ‘Our Lady of the Frozen Extremities’. The three bambinos were told she would return on the 13th day after six months. On October 13th 1917 over 70 000 people were gathered in Fatima, waiting to witness the return of the Virgin Mary. The day is now called “The Miracle of the Sun” due to the Fatima apparitions reported. Today pilgrims visit Fatima all year and up to a million pilgrims visit Fatima on May 13th and October 13th of every year.
December 13th is the day of the Saint Lucia (Saint Lucy) celebration in which a young girl will dress up as Lucia wearing a white robe and a crown with candles adorning it upon her head.
You will find in the Bible that there are many events that involved the number 13 such as: Thirteen epistles/letters in the New Testament are traditionally attributed to the Apostle Paul. – King Solomon spent 13 years building his own palace before it was finished. (1 King 7:1) – “And Ishmael was 13 years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.” (Genesis 17:25).
And the list can be taken onward in the Book of Esther where the number 13 certainly was bad news for the Jews. The wicked Haman was determined to execute all the Jews in the country and the decree for the gruesome proposal was written and signed by the King on “the thirteenth day of the first month”. (Esther 3:12)
And from the Bible our 13 crew has designated the number 13 symbolic of rebellion because “Twelve years they had served Chedorlaomer, but in the thirteenth year they rebelled.” (Genesis 14:4) And the dragon a symbol for Satan is found 13 times in Revelation. Satan is behind all rebellion against God and the number 13 is symbolic of rebellion and lawlessness. Thirteen represents all the governments created by men, and inspired by Satan in outright rebellion against the Eternal. In Romans 1 the apostle Paul lists 23 characteristics of sinful people who have a debased or reprobate mind. The thirteenth characteristic is that they are haters of God. (Romans 1:28 – 32) It is easy to see even from these few references why the number 13 has taken some prominence in the Christian mind, how it has become associated with and symbolic of evil; but it is impossible to see how anyone can ascribe that evil power is to be found within the number 13 itself. As Satan is the source of all evil power it would thus mean that he indwells 13 as he is not an omni-present spiritual being. It is the basic mindset of a triskaidekaphobiac that believes Satan is the number 13 himself. There is some degree of spiritual confusion about 13, and as we know from the Biblical record Satan is the author of confusion. Has Satan ‘got you numbered’ among the confused and living in his land of superstition and deception?
Different sources ascribe variant meanings to the numbers we employ and yet all state their findings as being symbolic of specific Biblical concerns. They state that all numbers have a particular meaning with God, and that we can sort the meaning out from amassing numerical references within the scripture.
We know that the Lord described a particular number and alphabet value assignment method to identify Mr. 666. But this does not mean that such a method is to be employed elsewhere or even that it would work elsewhere to identify anything with the absolute certainty that is His word. We shall do an exercise to see how numerical values assigned to letters of the alphabet may or may not relate to establishing a pattern of anything from the word of God that is absolutely true, 100% of the time. God’s methods are 100% true, 100% absolute all of the time when employed in the manner and timing He has ascribed within the written Word. Some men fear the Bible Code methods developed may be right and others fear the methods may be wrong. Neither group can state or appears capable of proving with absolute certainty that the Bible Code methods are anything more than an interesting statistical board game employing logistics of one form or another. And, what is there to fear about your method of doing anything being right or wrong unless you are somehow in violation of the Word of God in establishing methods of your own design and not His? No matter how one approaches the Bible Code issues they seem to keep running into opinions based on pride and fear. So, let us see what we can decode from the word FEAR for God flatly stated He did not give such a spirit to manifest through us! “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” (2 Timothy 1:7)
The numerical values assigned to the tiles in the word fear in the game of scrabble are: F= 4, E= 1, A=1, R= 1; for a sum total of 7. You can go to the Biblical Meaning of Numbers and find many interesting Biblical facts that are supposed to all come together to give you what God is meaning through the particular number or combinations of the same. 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 10 – 11 – 12 – 13 – 14 – 15 – 16 – 17 – 18 – 19 – 20 – 21 – 22 – 24 – 25 – 27 – 28 – 29 – 30 – 31 – 33 – 34 – 40 – 42 – 50 – 65 – 70 – 120 – 153 – 200 – 390 – 400 – 430 – 490 – 666 – But coming up with an absolute definition of the meaning of the number in question like that ascribed to in the ‘numbering of the beast’ is not found in clear cut statement. In fact, too much interpretative license is taken by the authors of such studies. The statistical hunt by numbers within the Bible for absolutes of God is perhaps better thought of as playing the game of Yahtzee where one throws five dice and attempts to get them all to come face up with the same number on them such as 55555. The probability of rolling five of a kind of any number is 1/7776. Since there are a total of six different numbers on a die, we multiply the above probability by 6. This means that the probability of a Yahtzee on the first roll is 6 x 1/7776 = 1/1296 = 0.08%. The rolling of the dice through Bible Code methods appears to be facing pretty glum odds if one is looking for infallible truth that any number represents exactly what you say it represent to God.
What gematria boys say is “in English, we have alpha and numeric characters: a, b, c, d, e, etc., & 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, etc. Both Greek and Hebrew have only one set of characters used for both words and numbers. When a word in Greek, for example, is written out, it has a mathematical value. This value is called the gematria. The Greek word for Jesus (IhsouV) has a mathematical equivalent of 888. There are many very interesting mathematical relationships when the gematria of words and sentences are examined.”
Now, fear in the Greek is Δειλία which utilizing the variant forms of gematria calculating we find this: Fear in Jewish Gematria Equals: 92 – 6-5-1-80. Fear in English Gematria Equals: 180 – 36-30-6-108. Fear in Simple Gematria Equals: 30 – 6-5-1-18. You already see that there are three different numerical equivalents that could be mathematically applied to scriptural search and as Truth with God is singular only one can be the right system to employ. Given the apostle Paul told us not to be deceived in our thinking and thus be robbed of the simplicity of the Gospel of Jesus Christ we shall utilize the Simple Gematria to make a point. Let us go to the 65th book of the Bible, chapter 1 and verse 18: (Jude 1:18) “How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.” Given fear adds up to 30 let us go to the 30th book of the Bible: Amos and chapter 1, but oops there is no verse 18. So let us try one more mathematical deep space probe adding the numerical values in modules of two. So we now go to Book 30+6 (Zephaniah) and double oops for there is no chapter (5+1) which means for certain there is no verse 18 applicable.
What is applicable is this: I believe God is giving us right now a personal lesson in the sourcing of secret Bible Codes and that was found in the first and only hit where it states that His prophets said “there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.” And these mockers are embedded in the confusion of the Gematria. This is how the simplest of methods describes itself: “Simple Gematria / Numerology Base Gematria – Cryptic Numerology of the Cabala. The esoteric material presented on these pages involves the revelation of information which has been hidden. Throughout history, individuals and organisations have chosen to guard their secrets by various cryptic means and gematria is not only one of these, but arguably has the most distinguished provenance of any. Although gematria starts with the book of Genesis, was ubiquitous in the culture of the ancient Greeks and forms a blueprint for the foundation of Christianity, the main focus of this website concerns more recent history and the culture of the English speaking world. In particular, the gematria of English provides the key to unlocking many of the secret doctrines of the Freemasons and the true identity of the greatest writer in the English language, William Shakespeare.” And, buddy the Freemasons are as just about as anti-Christ as you can get amid the many proponents of gematria both pro and con no matter which of the three major gematria you choose to follow to run your spiritual life.
God’s word does not function on probabilities, chance or random selection. If your numerical ‘I wish the Word said hunts’ have a o.o8% chance of getting it right the first time there truly is a straying from the scripture going on here is there not? There is no probability in the Bible just statements of absolute fact. And this is one of those absolute facts as stated… “God did not give you a spirit of fear…. and it is fear or pride that has pushed you along to live in the land of superstition. There is no power in the number 13 on either side of the fence employing it to maintain their own deception, but there certainly is great power on both sides of the fence respecting the spiritual forces of Satan and God. Satan tells you to get embedded in 13 to know and employ a source of great power. And, God basically states you are a moron if you do, if you look to 13 as having anything more than symbolic meanings. These symbolic meanings can be stacked up in many different piles and some piles God has allowed to amass to warn you of dangers on the pathway you may walk with Him should you choose.
We are now going to give you a little warning now through use of the man Johnny Cash. Being raised as a ‘Saskatchewan ‘red-necked Hee-haw Son-of-a-Gun’ in Western Canada I know who Johnny Cash was. Most residents of Saskatchewan still do know this drug addict, drunk, smoking, womanizing miscreant ‘man in black’ through his legendary music career. But through his music precedent to his death it appears that the turmoil of his early life finally drove him to his knees crying out for the help of Jesus Christ. Was this genuine? I believe so and God knows for certain. He penned and recorded several songs after he believed God had placed a calling upon his life to deliver a message to one and all. Listen up one and all for “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today, and for ever” (Hebrews 13:8) and it has come time for all sinners to Cash-in or Cash-out. God could speak to Balaam through the mouth of a donkey, God can speak to us through a numerical referencing example or anything else He desires and God is using the Cash Man to speak through his music now.
The song following was written by another man, but Cash latched onto it at a time of life when he was in spiritual turmoil and recorded it reflective of what seems to been a perceived state of his own personal condition at one time. He had not yet personally come to Redemption Day in his life, and at the time and it appears Satan had him thinking, that he like many others was branded by and under the power of 13. Ultimately, near the end of his life we know Johnny Cash became a born again follower of the Lord Jesus Christ making a powerful testimony of his Redemption.
Thirteen Johnny Cash- Thirteen
Listen to the song and then ask yourself: “Have I taken the spiritual branding iron from Satan’s grip and applied it to myself? Have I given myself over to his delusion and lie of Brand 13? Am I on the pathway to accepting his mark representing 666? Do not let anything, especially FEAR hold you back from this examination.
And when you do exercise righteous judgment remember that it is God that shall justify you in all you say and do when He sends you out bearing His messages. Do not expect people to always hear you for many folk simply cannot receive divine communication no matter how they are given because they are buried in their own sins. Such was the case of King Saul “for when Saul inquired of the Lord, the Lord answered him not, neither by dreams, nor by Urim, nor by prophets.” (1 Samuel 28:6) There was nothing wrong with God’s methods of delivering messages or with His messengers; the problem lay in the heart of Saul with no ability for genuine repentance.
Everyone called to live fully for God in these end times has to deal with our Lord where he said “verily I say unto you, no prophet is accepted in his own country.” (Luke 4:24) Those most familiar with you in your private life will find it the most difficult to accept the roles that God may enact through your belief and faith. Your past life, limited education or lack of social standing shall affect your reception among the people you have been raised with. The prophet or teacher sent of God is more readily accepted among strangers and in a foreign land than they are at home such as was the case for Jesus. The record shows that at Nazareth “he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them. And he marveled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages, teaching.” (M’t 13:58; M’r 6:5-6) It was not because of our Lord’s lack of spiritual power or anointing that he could not enact mighty miracles at Nazareth. The fact is that people needing the Lord’s help must have the faith present that draws the anointing power to them to free their bodies of all illness and disease. Where there is obstinate unbelief of the flesh present God chooses not to act, it is not because He does not have the power to act should He desire. Both those that need to act through faith such as the prophets and those that need to receive through faith such as the suffering and ill, have the same requirement of belief in God facing them. In times of great difficulty or when outward circumstance makes it seem prayer is going unanswered both must persevere in faith that they shall see victory for such faith always prevails. There are recorded only two cases where our Jesus is said to have marveled; one, where he marveled at the faith of the centurion that came asking for healing of his servants, and two, where he marveled at the unbelief of those about his own home town. (M’t 8:10, M’r 6:6) Exercise your faith in answering the call of God to self-examination at this time. And when you emerge spiritually cleansed of superstitions flying about us all, never let the unbelief of others hinder who you know yourself to be in Christ Jesus. Remember our Lord is returning soon and “better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.” (Ecclesiastes 7:8)
Come to Truly Know Thy ‘Self’….
To the Christian ‘know thy self’ has nothing to do with self-help or introspective philosophies of man. The flesh driven pathways of self-discovery of men look to elevate man and make him feel good about his carnal positions. The Bible states these self-discovery attempts are the efforts of the fool: “A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself”. (Pr 18:2) For the Christian to ‘know thy self’ is to come to knowledge of Jesus Christ and the God that indwells them and this is why we are commanded to examine ourselves. “Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?” (2 Co 13:5) It is Jesus Christ that indwells us and it is for this reason He tells us “whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it.” (Mark 8:34-35) Losing our lives is not some religious desire for self-abasement but is an ongoing process of surrender through recognition of Christ’s indwelling presence within us. A Holy Spirit driven desire within us for service to Christ through complete obedience to His word leads to ever increasing outward display of His essence within our being. It is thus we indwell Him and walk in His faith coming to full knowledge of what it means when He states: “I am the vine, ye are the branches: he that abides in me, and I in him, the same brings forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.”(John 15:5) The flesh is the cross that we pick up daily in our walk with Jesus and through overcoming of this flesh and renewal of the mind by obedience we enter into the fellowship with the Father and Holy Spirit that is only possible through oneness with Christ. This spiritual interaction in our life demands a walk of faith but even this faith we exhibit is totally Christ dependent. “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” (Galatians 2:20) This faith is not some magic that works independently of our participation for we must choose to walk in it. As we choose to follow Jesus we are drawn into intimate union with Him as Lord and we are given the same tasks of professing the Kingdom and showing power over the forces of evil that He possesses. We in essence become the manifesting presence of Christ ‘in the flesh’ and the power that Christ entails is what the devil attempts to keep us from displaying through our lives ‘in Christ’ and His life ‘through us’. The Devil desperately wants you to choose his alternative of thinking you have his brand 13 and belong to him, that yourself and himself are of one spirit. But for the Christian to know our ‘self’ is to know Jesus indwelling us, His choosing of us, His power through us and the simplicity of His gospel.
The number 13 is symbolic and representative of rebellion and evil but there is nothing contained within the number itself other than what you ascribe to it. It is just a number and nothing more. The claims by some that within the number itself is the power and ability to bring about your spiritual defilement is but a Satanic psychological ploy to get you to live in irrational fear. If you do slip into such fear you have become defiled from what should be your desired state of absolute holiness. But this is a matter of actions on you own part and not due to some mysterious power that indwells the number 13. You essentially have been tricked into sending letters to the mailbox of Satan asking for your own spiritual deception and bondage to be returned to sender which is yourself.
The number 13 truly has symbolical Biblical references that show its association with evil many places; and it does display God’s referencing rebellion, lawlessness and evil around scripture that thirteen can be found somewhere or in some fashion. In such manner it is symbolic but this does not make it an unlucky number as those embedded in superstition have made it out to be. Separate yourself from such company of fools and warn them of their error.
In the sovereignty of God, there is nothing that happens by chance or by random, blind luck but all has specific purpose. God’s will cannot be thwarted and He is totally immutable. When we attribute certain power or luck to a number we are revealing our ignorance of the supremacy of God in all things. There is no magical power or special abilities to a number any more than there is power in the random chance of not one of 13 cats getting killed in busy traffic while meowing stupidly along in a group. We can’t attribute any power or special abilities to a number but the Bible does speak about certain negative things in proximity to the number 13 listings hunted for; but nowhere does it imply the number 13 created or caused the bad or evil things to occur. The word of God is for the edification and building up of the body of Christ, it has nowhere been designed to blanket his children in superstition and fear.
The truth sets you free…..
I pray this writing has helped you come to grips with the truth about the deception of Satan and some of the deception within the religious systems of Islam and Christianity. I pray the Holy Spirit has set you free to deal with it all according to the word of God and level the path for the returning King Jesus. You can truly start the levelling by making Canada a Muslim Free Zone!
Nope! For eternal life is simply Hell without Jesus!