L. A. Marzulli
Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all. Colossians 3: 11
I I would suggest a reading of the entire chapter of Colossians, 3.
It is just amazing, as Paul outlines what we are to put away and what we are to embrace and what holds that embrace together is love.
However, I want to call your attention to the above passage because when it was written, nearly 2000 years it was simply astonishingly revolutionary.
Paul is pointing our to us that when we come to Messiah everything changes. Messiah, Yeshua, Jesus, is the great unifier. Before He came the Jews were separated from the Gentiles—everyone who wasn’t Jewish—and were forbidden to even eat with them under the rules and prohibitions set by the Pharisee’s interpretation of the Mosaic law.
Now we hear something that most Jews and in fact everyone else for that matter who would hear it, must have wondered about.
Paul goes on to point out there is: not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all.
In other words the lines of differentiation have been broken down. This declaration, in essence is a new dispensation and thus, it helps usher in the Church Age, which is the current dispensation of grace and mercy.
This is why the Good news, what we read in the first 4 books—of what we as Christians call The New Testament—is so profound, as it proclaims that Jesus is a God for all men and women.
While it might not seem like such a big deal to us living now, it was a really big deal to those living back then and hearing this concept brought forth for the first time.
We know that when the King returns He will heal the nations…. all the nations.
There is only one Messiah, only one who shed His blood to die for us. Only one who fulfilled the myriad of prophecies that foretold His birth and then His death.
His name is above all other names and in Him we find life and life more abundantly.
He breaks down the wall of ethnicity, hatred, prejudice and fear.
He is the one true unifier.
He is the one all mankind has been waiting for.
If you think you know Him but you don’t know Him, then you don’t know Him! What I mean by this is there are many folks who think they know who Yeshua/Jesus is but they don’t have a personal relationship with the Lord of our hearts.
He stands at the door of your heart and knocks and waits to be invited in.
He is bigger than our fears, and the burdens that we carry. He is the one who can set us free. He loves us, therefore we can learn to love one another. There is no separation between us…but he—Yeshua/Jesus—is all in all.
L. A. Marzulli
Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what isyour life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. James 4:14
“O Lord, make me know my end
and what is the measure of my days;
let me know how fleeting I am!
Behold, you have made my days a few handbreadths,
and my lifetime is as nothing before you.
Surely all mankind stands as a mere breath!
Surely a man goes about as a shadow!
Surely for nothing they are in turmoil;
man heaps up wealth and does not know who will gather.
Psalm 39: 4, 6
I was driving on the 405 Freeway near Westwood, in Los Angeles and there is a cemetery that is near the freeway. Thousands of people are buried there from the wars that our country has fought. I would imagine that many of these people interred here have been forgotten. Who remembers their voices, their hopes and dreams, their struggles?
The point is this, as the scriptures above so succinctly point out, we are but a mist that appears and then vanishes away.
Yet we are told that He knows our every need. That He cares for us and He will present us before his presence with singing and joy. Knowing that our time here is short, what should we focus on? As Francis Schaeffer would posit; How then should we live?
I believe the answer to this question is what Yeshua/Jesus stated when He said: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and love your neighbor as yourself. Basically, love is the golden rule. The entire human experience comes down to this one word, love.
A few weeks ago I wrote a Bun about the love chapter in 1st Corinthians, where Paul tells us, Faith, hope and love but the greatest of these is love.
We walk through this world knowing that we won’t take any of the things we amass with us. All of our possessions will be given away to someone else after we depart from here. The one gift we can give to those around us, that is lasting, that can touch the depths of another’s soul, is love.
It is what we remember, what remains steadfast and unchanging, along with faith, it is the “currency” of the heavenly realm.
L. A. Marzulli
There will be earthquakes in diverse places…
Thanks Watchman Eric…
Clearly we have a tuned up seismic issue and phase taking place. India, two in China, Guatemala, now this, all in a handful of days.
L. A. Marzulli
The gates of hell shall not prevail! Matthew 16:18
The above scripture is incredible and I believe it is for both the body of Messiah and heralds the coming kingdom, as well as each of us individually. In other words the gates of hell shall not prevail against the church collectively and you and me individually.
This is a profound promise stated by our Messiah—the One Who Was Sent to us, to free us from the bondage of sin and death—that we shall prevail!
It is a rallying cry to those of us who are oppressed, put down, and perhaps feel defeated by life.
While we look around at the chaotic world in which we live, with heinous acts like the Genocide being practiced against Christians throughout the Middle East and elsewhere, or the Satanic beheadings being carried out by the drug Cartels just over our southern border, it is easy to think that the Fallen One is gaining the upper hand.
In my opinion, we are living in a window of time unlike any other, as I believe we are in the last days. It is the time of The Fallen One, and I believe he is sending his dark agents out in the world to create some of the havoc we see manifesting now.
However, even though Satan will seat his man, the Antichrist, who will be the literal fulfillment of the Seed of the Serpent, in the rebuilt temple in Jerusalem, it is the last gasp of a kingdom that will soon perish from this earth, for at least 1000 years.
When Jesus uttered this statement, it was a declaration stated with certainty and finality. The gates of hell shall not prevail…. period!
In closing todays Bun: In Romans 7, Paul tells us that he does the things he does not want to do. In other words, Paul, like the rest of us sins. Thank God for Romans 8, as Paul declares that there is now no condemnation for those of us who are in Messiah.
While this is not an excuse to sin, it does point us to the one who died in our place, so that we may know grace and know grace more abundantly.
Whatever is going on in our lives, when we feel pressed in and cornered, when it seems the enemy comes in like a flood, remember, the battle belongs to the Lord and the gates of hell shall not prevail against us!
“I have kept for myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal.” Romans 11:4
‘TEMPLE OF BAAL’ TO GO UP IN NEW YORK, LONDON
“The principal pillars of Baalism were child sacrifice, sexual immorality (both heterosexual and homosexual) and pantheism (reverence of creation over the Creator).
“Ritualistic Baal worship, in sum, looked a little like this: Adults would gather around the altar of Baal. Infants would then be burned alive as a sacrificial offering to the deity. Amid horrific screams and the stench of charred human flesh, congregants – men and women alike – would engage in bisexual orgies. The ritual of convenience was intended to produce economic prosperity by prompting Baal to bring rain for the fertility of “mother earth.”
I suppose this is a different kind of Bun, but one that I believe needs to be addressed, so here we go.
I first heard about this story last week and was appalled. The powers that be are couching the erection of the Temple of Baal as an event to defy ISIS, who destroyed the temple and world-heritage site when they took over Palmyra, in Syria, in 2015.
Pleas take note of this. They are erecting two temples, one in New York and the other in London, which are essentially the financial capitals of the world. In my opinion this is deliberate. It’s another in-your-face occult spectacle. The question to me is this, why now?
I believe we turned a corner, or crossed a line, last year when gay marriage became the law of the land. You will notice that Justice Anton Scalia opposed gay marriage and, in fact, wrote a scathing rebuttal to what amounts as judicial fiat—the passing of law by a few judges without the consent of the people.
You will also note that Scalia is no longer with us having succumbed to a heart attack? However, details have emerged which may point to foul play. (A subject of another post.)
The rise of the homosexual/gay agenda is, in my opinion another sign that we are in the last days, or days that are similar to the Days of Noah. As the article above states the hallmark of Baal worship was, in fact, child sacrifice with bisexual orgies commencing at the same time. This is nothing short of ritualistic sex magic.
The fact that the temple is being erected is something that I never would have imagined, almost like the erection the Baphomet statue in Oklahoma city. The occult paradigm that was once practiced in the ancient world is rising and with it the seduction of our youth and others who are foolish to believe the party line, about “cultural heritage.”
Contrary to what our president has claimed, this is still a Christian nation, and I, for one, will raise my voice in protest of this temple to The Fallen Cherub.
The Baal temples being erected in both New York and London is an abomination and I will not bend my knee to the Prince of Hell.
This is yet another reason why: The only way out of this mess may be up! Maranatha!
L. A. Marzulli
For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known 1 Corinthians 13: 12
Where are we? Who are we? How does memory work? Who made the DNA which creates everything on this planet, according to its kind? How does the eye work? What is spirit?
Inquiring minds want to know! LOL
The above passage informs us that at some point, when we are gathered to Him, the keeper of our souls, we will know fully. I can’t wait to know, to understand, to come to a realization of how all this works.
We love Him whom we have not seen. Our hope is in the Return of our King. We groan inwardly, at we see around us, as we are not of this world. We are citizens of another realm, an unseen one, one that will manifest one day on this planet and remove the god of this world who has created the chaos we find ourselves surrounded by. (Revelation 19)
I spoke for two hours yesterday at the Hear the Watchman Conference and at the end of my talk I told about the return of the King, Jesus, who will ride to earth with the armies of heaven on white horses.
Then, we sat in His presence quietly for a while. It was wonderful.
Be Still and know that He is God…
In closing today’s short Bun.
Most of us have many questions and yet, when we are finally translated, in the twinkling of an eye, taken into the Kingdom, we will know as we are known. We will understand the mysteries of the universe and our origins. We will see the throne room. We will be accompanied by the angelic host of heaven. We will worship the Ancient of Days. Maranatha!