May 2018           "A Journal of Biblical Understanding"           Volume 14           

(Daniel 4:25)
" ... and seven times shall pass over thee, till thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will."


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Greetings to all you wonderful people who come to our web site!

I wanted to start something here that other sites are doing by putting some personal thoughts into the main page of the site for people to read, if they so desire. In this treatise, I will not quote extensive bible verses, but will quote some and denote others which pertain to that which I write.

We here at Seven Times never believed we would have thousands of visitors as some other web sites have. If we can help just ONE person, then our goals have been accomplished. God says the angels rejoice over just one sinner that repents. 

Read that in:

Lu 15:10 "Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth."

So likewise, when we receive encouraging mail because of some article of truth on the web site, we rejoice! Our desire is to EDIFY, UPLIFT, AND SUPPORT those who are in need of that support. It is also our desire to encourage everyone to READ and STUDY God's Word so they can KNOW what God says about a particular subject when someone tries to tell them (as many have said to me) "I know it says that, but that is not what it means."

A case in point:

In John 3:13 is it said:

"And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven."

Thus saith the Lord!!  

So then, how can ANYONE make a statement that people "go to heaven when they die?" They do it by IGNORING what Jesus or God says and then substitute what they think, or what some man has told them!

Most people will ignore direct statements in scripture when creating their beliefs, or they will "adjust" what the scriptures say to make them fit the way they want to live.

Another case in point:

Mt 5:17 "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil."

How many preachers and teachers have told their congregation that Jesus came to do JUST THE OPPOSITE, when they teach that The Law is "done away?" They teach that the word 'fulfil' means to 'do away with' when it means no such thing!

In Websters New World dictionary the word means:

"1. To carry out (something promised or predicted, (etc.); cause to be or happen.
 2. to do (something required); obey.
 3. to answer (a purpose); satisfy (a condition).
 4. to bring to an end; complete."

Now let's take them one at a time.

1. Jesus carried out something that was promised and predicted (prophesied). God caused it to happen.

(What are we talking about here? Jesus carried out the promise that had been made, that there would be a sacrifice for all sins. God then changed The Word into a human being (Jesus) to FULFIL the promise that had been made! He CAUSED IT TO HAPPEN!)

2. Jesus "did something. He obeyed God and became that promised sacrifice!"

3. Jesus "answered a purpose (the need for a sacrifice) and satisfied a condition (He paid the penalty for our sins.)

4. Jesus brought to an end and completed the promise He and God had made THAT THERE WOULD BE AN ULTIMATE SACRIFICE FOR SIN and that those who accepted that sacrifice would NO LONGER HAVE TO MAKE SACRIFICE OF ANIMALS (see article titled "Works of the Law") since those sacrifices only pointed out that death was the penalty for sin and could NOT pay for sin!!

If everyone would just read a little further down into the chapter, it is made very plain that God and Jesus were not "doing away" with the law. What they WERE doing is pointing out that from the beginning the Law had been in effect and that some MEN had "adjusted" the law to fit circumstances.

For instance, Moses gave a writ of divorcement to people who did not want to remain married. Jesus, however, pointed everyone back to the ORIGINAL INTENT of the marriage covenant.

He stated this:

Mt. 5:31 It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:
32 But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.

Mt 19:8 He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.

God allowed Moses to make those decisions because of the hardness of the people's hearts (the deepest part of the mind). God put up with those sins because He is patient, longsuffering, and merciful, not wishing that any should perish, but have everlasting life. He knew the people could repent of those sins later when they understood the spiritual intent behind marriage.

Yes.... ALL God's Laws are still in effect. Those who disobey them are SINNERS!! And that is WHETHER YOU BELIEVE IT OR NOT!!!

You can read these things in some of the articles on the web site, by-the-way.

Now to something else that is weighing heavily on my mind.

For hundreds of years now, parents have LIED to their children, teaching them that all good things come from Santa Claus! They teach them (by example) that it's alright to lie if it is "justified." They teach the children there is a difference between a "white" lie and a "black" lie.

God says :

Joh 8:44 "Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it."

Read also: Col 3:9; Re. 21:27; Re 22:15; Pr 12:22

God will PUT AWAY lying from Him and the Glorious City when He comes to live with mankind made spirit beings.

Yes, Santa IS A LIE whether you like it or not!! IF you tell your children there is a "Santa Claus", you are lying to them. If one does not repent of that LIE, God will put them away from Him.

Thus saith the Lord.

Another thing that has been weighing heavily on my mind is how many now are into total sexual gratification without consideration of what it is doing to mankind. The sexual union was made for a man and a woman and God CONDEMNS homosexuality!!! Oh, I know those who burn with lust for one another whether it be man for man or woman for woman, will take GREAT exception to what I have said.

However, it wasn't what I said. It was what GOD SAID!!

Le 18:22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.

Le 20:13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

Read also: 1 Ki. 14:24

Satan has used immoral sexual desire to turn people away from God and to turn God's face from them! It has been in the highest office of the land and it is in the lowest people on the face of the planet. 

Those who delve into these things are receiving their recompense, just as it says in Romans.

Ro. 1:24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

Thus saith the Lord.

Now, what about Harry Potter? Are the books written by J. K. Rowling of Britain just so much fun? Does it just let children have a field day with their fantasies and emotions?


I think it is interesting that the name of the lead character in these books is "Potter." In scripture God is described as "the potter."

Isa. 64:8 But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.

Read also Jer. 18:2-6

Yes, God is THE POTTER! He made us as He wanted us and can do with us as He pleases.

Coming back to the Harry Potter books. Why is there so much interest in them? It is just like people have come under a spell and MUST read the books or see the movie about Harry and his sorceries!!

One teacher, in trying to justify her reading the Harry Potter books to her class, made the statement that these books were no worse than the fantasies that are on library shelves and in people's homes. She referred to "Hansel and Gretel" and others. You can check out the full list in the article "Witchcraft, Sorcery, and Harry Potter" here on the site. She said withholding the Harry Potter books would be like taking candy from children.

Let's see. Justify one abomination by referring to others that people have already accepted! Yes, that's the way to do it! Everybody knows children like Hallowe'en with its depiction of darkness, evil, witchcraft, monsters, black cats and all! And they get bags full of CANDY, too, don't they. They also get some things like razor blades in apples and hypodermic needles in oranges!!

However, the previous acceptance of something by mankind doesn't make it right people!!! God throughout scripture calls all this an abomination and says it should be put away from us!

The Harry Potter books are teaching children to "make potions" and "cast spells" on people they don't like. Those people are called "muggles". You should check some of the other websites to see what children think about all these things.

Why are children so enamored with Harry Potter? They want to be able to do the things he does! Magic is very desirable to many adults AND children. They want to be in CONTROL of their lives and they nor their parents realize that control has been turned over to Satan.

What about witchcraft? Are there "white" witches and "black" witches? Is it OK to be a "white" witch?
I will let God answer that for you, since my words can be just so much stuff.

Ex 22:18 Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.

Whoooeeee! That's a tough statement, but God made it!! Now, does God condemn witchcraft elsewhere in scripture? Let's see.

1 Sa 15:23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.

Wow!! Sounds to me like God doesn't want witches around AT ALL, "white" or "black"!!!!!

It is stated in the old testament that people, during a religious ritual, passed their children "through the fire to Molech". That was worship of the supposed god Molech. Children were sacrificed on a burning pyre to try to "appease" their god!!

There will come a time when the TRUE GOD will not suffer a witch to live. He will not allow ANY SIN whatsoever. It will all be "burned up" when the earth is cleansed of all the abominations Satan has set up. Satan will see his works destroyed AGAIN, and this time forever by Almighty God.

Read the last two chapters of the book of Revelation and see what God will do to liars, witches, sexual deviates (called dogs) and all who will not repent of rebellion against the Most High.

I haven't even addressed the abomination of abortion! From 1991 until now there have been over 40 million children murdered by abortionists. FORTY MILLION people MURDERED by women who "have the right to decide what to do with their own bodies!" As I said in one of the articles on the web site, the problem is it isn't THEIR body they are murdering, it is their child who is being murdered. Hey, that is somebody else's body!!

Well this has become very long so I guess I'd better wrap it up now.

Just remember this, God WILL STOP all these abominations when Jesus returns to this earth as King of Kings and Lord of Lords to set up God's Kingdom on this earth.

Then "They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea." (Isa. 11:9)

Dear God, Thy Kingdom Come!!

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