A VIRGINITY CLOTH IN BIBLE

f5dc2606acdd56b91ff20ab382d4b558.jpgIn Deuteronomy 22:13-21 in Bible father presents evidence his daughter is virgin on her wedding night. This evidence is proved by “virginity cloth” shown to all elders and is kept by bride’s family. God instructed all families to do so to protect their daughters. The Bible says if after a man marries a virgin but in future tries to berate her virginity cloth is brought to REMIND him their virgin daughter was deflowered by him. The public sees cloth on wedding night as witnesses to testify if the husband tries to insult her family their daughter was not pure. In oral tradition societies the elders see it as proof so virginity cloth token testifies against the husband trying to put away his wife on the grounds she was not a virgin. They also fine that husband for blackmailing his wife and his in laws. In such communities if the man gets rid of  his wife with/out children they are seen as “second hand damaged” goods. Most men want only virgins to marry though they sow their wild oats creating double standards. These are men allowed to run wild but their women must be virgins. It is such double standards that makes those men want young children as wives considered pure and so young, not slept around. In communities where marriage was often the only way out for women to become productive members of society a father watches daughters 24/7 chaperoned by family to maintain the dignity of family not to disgrace the family honour. bible-ancient-jewish-marriage-chuppah-proof-of-virginity-cloth-canopy-bed-modern-jewish-wedding-ceremony.jpgTraditional societies DO NOT DATE they marry. Liberal societies promote right to sex from 16 years onwards by a mutual consent without MARRIAGE strange to traditional communities. Sex education in schools or social media culture online of people in different places have their opposing views. Liberals feel traditional societies deprive people of the freedom of choice to enjoy sex without strings. To traditional societies liberals seem as promiscuous so treating people as their objects of sexual gratification disposed of for another. So fathers watching their daughters seem cruel kill joy depriving daughter from exploring the varities of men to chose the right one as husband. Without understanding of this Biblical origin of virginity cloth token its easy to condemn or judge those exercising their Godly duty of care required to protect virgin daughters. Liberal secular society views it invasion of privacy of women but don’t realise it is a sound Biblical doctrine of God to protect all societies. Women not wanted after husbands take a younger trophy wives are abandoned. Children from families suffer neglect as consequence but society promotes free sex but does not support children born out of wedlock. Inadequately provided for and treated as second class citizens. Liberal promote indulgence free sex but not same zeal dedicated to taking care of the children treated as commodities.downloadfile-26.jpgA woman violated is forgiven by God so to be married to perpetrator because in such cultures nobody wants to marry her if her past is known. It was to teach men they could not get away from their trespassing to get married to another virgin. This was the case of Dina Jacob’s daughter when they tried to marry her but the family felt disrespected. Sought revenge instead in Genesis for rape and killed the men, destroyed whole village. Her violation by Shechem, Canaanite or Hivite prince is subsequent vengeance of her brothers Simeon and Levi. Rape of Dinah in Genesis 34:1-34 echoes the revenge killing by Absalom for rape of his sister Tamar by King David’s son her half brother Ammon. Tamar, tricked to bring food to eat was not married by him. Tamar raped in 2 Samuel 13:1-22 in Bible is daughter of King David. And Absalom killed Ammon in 2 Samuel 13-23-38 for rape by half-brother Amnon two years later. Absalom at Baal Hazor near border of Ephraim invited all the king’s sons to come there with Ammon killed at the party. Absalom Hebrew: אַבְשָלוֹם, Avshalom, “father of peace,” in Bible, was third son of David, King of Israel with Maacah, daughter of Talmai, King of Geshur. 2 Samuel 14:25 says he is most handsome man in the kingdom. Societies that practice the virginity cloth Biblical tradition exist today so keep the cloth just in case its needed as proof. ca676458e30c312f3641b8f343900764.jpgIn Deuteronomy 22:17 it’s evidence used to challenge a husband discrediting her family. When he goes around saying she is not a virgin so wants to divorce her a family brings the tokens of a daughter’s virginity. And spreads the cloth before elders of the city. The words in verses 14, 17 and 18 bətûlîm “is an evidence of virginity” is from bətûlâ, “virgin” in 19 describing woman as evidenced. These custom retains their blood-stained sheet cloth from bed marriage consummated. The blood dam betulim “proves” bride’s virginity breaking hymen. When the groom accuses his bride of not being a virgin at time of marriage responsibility for defending her is her parent’s giving her in marriage. If family claims she is a virgin then blood-stained sheet bətûlîm  is their evidence of defense. Traditional societies, where girls do not do rigorous activities of riding a bicycle or sports of horseriding expects girls to be virgins so practice virginity cloth token. Some men demand that only the virgin wives good for kings or specific religious leaders. Since everybody is born a virgin its practiced by betrothed children so both families work together until both old enough to marry later as adults. Liberals find practice revolting as abuse of human rights but works for the societies that maintain tradition to marry not to date. Liberal or traditional stance against challenges of marriages works for each society’s own context.downloadfile-52.jpgGlobalised enforced liberal secular view contradict God’s laws practiced in some traditional regions of the world. Despite their freedom of choice to have free sex as one pleases, whenever one wants, by any person chosen, its not Biblical. And there’s in NO SET AGE BY GOD IN BIBLE to indulge in free sex without marriage. God is the author and the originator of marriage although the world had own views, opinions and its ways. It is very important to educate people God treats human body as HIS Holy Holy Temple for HIS Spirit to dwell in. God demands keeping HIS laws though secular people do not feel bound by Godly laws. But a day will come God will demand sccojbt whether one is religious or secular God the creator of all human beings is going to huff all people one day. Alhough the human laws enable people to indulge freely in sex to break hymen of virgins as they please,  girls are God’s property so God will judge abuse of children for fun and freshly gratification. Virgins are mocked or treated as weirdos for being righteous but that is how God created all people. Bible says there will come a time people will ridicule others calling evil ‘good’ and calling good ‘evil.’  The young people must be taught to know and understand God’s laws not just one sided laws enabling perverts to take the advantage of such naive children in the Name of love. Some take delight hurting children to rape them as a sign of power but this is not Biblical from God’s point view. Sin is like a credit card, enjoy now pay later. God sees secret things and HE is Judge to account to in future one day.downloadfile-55.jpg

Leviticus 21:13: ‘He shall take a wife in her virginity.

Deuteronomy 22:15: The girl’s father and mother must bring proof of a girl’s virginity to elders of the city at the gate.

1 Corinthians 7:37: He who stands firm in his heart has authority over his own will to decide in his heart to keep his  own virgin daughter virgin, does well.
Exodus 22:16:If a man seduces a virgin not engaged and has sex with her he must pay a dowry for her to be his wife.
Deuteronomy 22:23:If a girl is a virgin not engaged to a man and another man in city lies with her, he must marry her.
Revelation 14:4: These virgins undefiled by women kept themselves chaste and follow the Lamb where He goes. Are the redeemed first fruits to God and Lamb.
1 Corinthians 7:38 He who gives his own virgin daughter in marriage does well, he who does not give her in marriage does better to keep give her to God.
Deuteronomy 22:29: The man who lays with her must give the girl’s father fifty shekels of silver and she becomes his wife because he violated her; he cannot divorce her all his days.
1 Corinthians 7:28, If you marry, you do not sin and if a virgin marries, she has not sinned. But have such trouble in this life and I am trying to spare you.
1 Corinthians 7:25: Virgin is a command of the LORD, but opinion is by one who by the mercy of the Lord is trustworthy.
Deuteronomy 22:13:If any man takes a virgin wife and goes in to her and then turns against her, the family must bring her virginity cloth token as proof.
Deuteronomy 22:28:If he finds girl who is a virgin not engaged, seizes her and lies with her he must marry her for life.downloadfile-46.jpgDeuteronomy 22:21:The girl in doorway of her father’s house the men of her city shall stone her to death because she has committed act of folly in Israel playing harlot in her father’s house; Purge the evil from among you. (Pressure on girls to RESIST rape not to expose themselves to opportunistic vultures waiting to take advantage of them. Fathers feel need to protect her from bad company because her presence misinterpreted as consent)
Deuteronomy 22:17: If he accuses her of with shameful deeds, saying, “I did not find your daughter a virgin.” Use this evidence of your daughter’s virginity to spread garment before elders of the city.

1 Corinthians 7:36: If a man acts toward his virgin FIANCEE PAST HER YOUTH as an adult let them marry. For deliberate delays of parent’s demands of dowry to cause to fall into sin of fornication by a father or guardian fiance can do what he wants but not sinned. If he thinks he is being sabotaged delayed to suffer MARRY her neither breaks law of God. Parents to support couples not frustrate them by lavish unnecessary competition to show off wealth. The word of God on advice of the apostle is its much better to marry than burn to be exposed to any snare and temptations to break up. This is not a licensed excuse to fornicate.deut22.jpgJeremiah 31:21: Set up guideposts direct your mind to highway you went. Return O virgin of Israel, Return to your cities.

Leviticus 21:14: A widow or a divorced woman profaned by harlotry he must not take but marry virgin of his people.
Matthew 1:23: A VIRGIN CONCEIVE A CHILD TO BEAR A SON AND CALL HIS NAME IMMANUEL GOD WITH US.”
Judges 11:37: She said to her father, “Let this be done to me after two months in mountain to weep for my virginity I and my companions.”
Jeremiah 31:4: I will build you and you will be rebuilt, O virgin of Israel! Again you will take up your tambourines, And go forth to dances of the merrymakers.
Isaiah 7:14:The LORD HIMSELF will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son called Emmanuel.
Luke 2:36: Prophetess Anna daughter of Phanuel of tribe of Asher advanced in years and had lived with her husband seven years after marriage saw Jesus.
Leviticus 21:3: The virgin sister without a husband must not be defiled. God told Moses:“Tell priests, sons of Aaron not ritually contaminate himself by raping virgins in the Temple. It was the reason Hophni and Phinehas sons of Eli, High priest were killed in battle defeated by Philistines for practicing idol Temple prostitution with disregard for God’s portion of sacrifices from worshippers.13327785574_ab0ec56cc4_z.jpgc48f918cbc9d109bdc98e1bb46b46339.jpg
Judges 11:38 He said, “Go.” So sent her away for two months; and she left with her companions and wept on mountain because of her virginity and loss of life.
Isaiah 62:5: As a young man marries a virgin your sons will marry you; As the bridegroom rejoices over bride, So God will rejoice over you.
Amos 5:2: She has fallen, will not rise as virgin Israel lies neglected on her land; There is none to raise her up until later.
Deuteronomy 22:20: If the charge is true the girl was not virgin as claimed by her divorce her.
Proverbs 30:19: The way of eagle in sky, a serpent on a rock or ship in middle of the sea so is way of man with a virgin.IMG-20191125-WA0000.jpg
Psalm 45:14: Like virgin wife to King in embroidered garments her companions following her your wife brought to you.
Judges 19:24: Take my virgin daughter and his concubine. Let me bring them to you to do what you wish. Do not commit act of folly against this holy man of God.
1 Kings 1:1: King David, old advanced in age covered him with clothes but virgin  brought to keep him warm.
Ezekiel 23:3: Played harlot in Egypt and played harlot in their youth so breasts pressed and virgin bosom was handled.
Matthew 1:18: Birth of Jesus Christ by mother Mary betrothed to Joseph before found with child by the Holy Spirit.

2 Samuel 13:18: She wore a long-sleeved garment as a virgin daughter of a king dressed in robes. His attendant took her out and locked the door behind her. So Tamar raped is rejected by Ammon and this infuriates Absalom to kill Ammon.5493.jpg

SITUATIONS+AND+REGULATIONS.jpgJeremiah 46:11: Go to Gilead for balm, O virgin daughter of Egypt, you multiplied remedies but your healing is from God.
2 Corinthians 11:2: I am jealous for you with Godly jealousy; for I betrothed you to one husband, Christ as a pure virgin.(Those  feeling defiled YOU ARE A PURE VIRGIN TO GOD JESUS BLOOD CLEANS.
Jeremiah 18:13: The LORD, ‘Asks among the nations, Who ever heard? The virgin of Israel did appalling thing of idolatory.
Isaiah 37:22 The word the LORD spoke against him: “She despised and mocked virgin daughter of Zion shaken her head behind you, daughter of Jerusalem.
Job 31:1: I made covenant with my eyes not to gaze and lust after virgins.
1 Corinthians 7:34: Married’s interest is divided but unmarried virgin concerns her life with things of the LORD. Is holy in body and spirit married is concerned about things of the world to please her husband.

 

GOD/BIBLE ON WITCHCRAFT

25 Important Bible Verses About WitchcraftWitchcraft is from the devil and anyone who practices it will not enter Heaven because it is abomination to God. Don’t dabble in witchcraft to open yourself up to demons and demonic influences that can harm you. And satan is crafty so we must never let him take control of your lives. Don’t get involved in wicca so help them to save their life but if they refuse help stay away from them. Christians do not need to fear satan’s power to stop evil things of the occult. Bible warns on witchcraft so repent, get help, get rid of any occultic items fast, pray, ask Christ to break bondage to witchcraft. If you practices witchcraft you will not enter Heaven.IMG-20191008-WA0003.jpg

1. Revelation 21:27 Nothing impure will enter heaven no shameful or deceitful, only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

2. Revelation 21:8, Cowards, unbelievers corrupt, murderers, immoral, practices of witchcraft, idol worshipers, liars is in fiery lake burning sulfur second death.”

3. Galatians 5:19-21 The actions of flesh sexual immorality, impure, promiscuity, and idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, rivalry, jealously, outbursts of anger, quarrels, conflicts, envy, murder will not inherit the kingdom of God.

4. Micah 5:11-12 I will tear down your walls, demolish your defenses, put end to witchcraft, no more fortune-tellers.  In Acts 19:8-22 Christian reject sorcery after Paul Bible taught God’s words.15705835466792352920556105854708.jpg5. Micah 3:7 Seers will be put to shame, all who practice witchcraft disgraced to cover faces for God won’t answer them.

6. 1 Samuel 15:23 Rebellion is like sinful of witchcraft, stubbornness as worship idols. Because you rejected command of the LORD HE rejected you as king.”

7. Leviticus 19:26  “Do not eat meat not been drained of blood. “Do not practice fortune-telling or witchcraft.

8. Deuteronomy 18:10-13 Don’t sacrifice your son or daughter as burnt offering. Do not practice fortune-telling, sorcery, interpret omens, engage in witchcraft, cast spells as mediums or psychics, call forth spirits of the dead. All who does these things detestable to the LORD. All nations doing these things the LORD your God will drive them out ahead of you. Be blameless before the LORD God.15705837095392703637720246138116.jpg9. Revelation 18:23 The light of a candle shine no more in thee; the voice of the bridegroom and bride heard no more in you, your merchants great men of earth by your sorceries all nations deceived.

10. Isaiah 47:12-14 “Use your magical charms and spells to do you good. Call your astrologers, stargazers to save you and let them save you from burning in a fire; they cannot save themselves or you from the flame. You will get no help and their hearth is no place for warmth.

11. Isaiah 8:19 Some say to you, “Let’s ask mediums and consult the spirits of the dead. Their whispering mutterings to tell you what to do.” But should not a people ask God for guidance? Should the living seek guidance from the dead?15705842640341436067494928143008.jpg12. Leviticus 20:26-27 Be holy because I, the LORD, am Holy. I set you apart from other people to be my own. “Men and women among you who act as mediums or consult spirits of the dead must be put to death by stoning.”

13. 1 Chronicles 10:13-14 Saul died for he was unfaithful to the LORD. He failed to obey the LORD’s command, consulted a medium instead of asking the LORD for guidance. The LORD killed him and gave kingdom to David son of Jesse.

14. 1 John 5:18-19 Whosoever is born of God sins not he that is begotten of God keeps himself so the wicked one cannot touch him. We know we are of God and the whole world lies in wickedness.

15. 1 John 4:4 You God’s little children so overcomes them. Greater is HE that is in you than he in the world.15705841878074711401650381653562.jpg16. Ephesians 5:11 Take no part in deeds of evil of darkness expose it publicly. So MANY BELIEVED CONFESSED TO SHOW THEIR DEEDS In Acts 19 MANY WHO USED CURIOUS ARTS BROUGHT THEIR BOOKS TOGETHER AND BURNED THEM BEFORE ALL MEN PUBLICLY.

17. 3 John 1:11 Dear friend, don’t imitate what is evil so do what is good. Anyone who does what is good is from God but all who do evil don’t know or seen God.

18. 1 Corinthians 10:21 You can’t drink Cup of the LORD and cup of demons at  table of the LORD and table of demons.

19. Galatians 6:7 Don’t be deceived God is not mocked what one sows, will reap.15705843002564576363613375458595.jpg20. 1 John 3:8-10 One who sins is of the devil because devil sins from beginning. The Son of God came to destroy devil’s work. None born of God continues to sin because God’s Spirit in them cannot go on sinning born of God. This is how we know Children of God and children of devil. All who do what is right are God’s children so love their brother or sister.

21. 1 John 4:1-3 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, many false prophets have gone into the world. This is how you to recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges Jesus Christ came in the flesh is of God every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard is coming and is already in the world.

22. Revelation 9:20-21, The people who did not die in plagues refused to repent of evil deeds to turn to God. Continued to worship demons and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone, and wood, idols that neither see, hear nor walk! They did not repent of evil witchcraft.15705843431747121818676164556388.jpg23. 2 Kings 9:21-22 Get my chariot ready King Joram commanded. King Joram of Israel and King Ahaziah of Judah rode in their chariots to meet Jehu. They met him at plot land belonging to Naboth of Jezreel. 22 King Joram demanded, “Do you come in peace, Jehu?” Jehu replied, “How can there be peace as long as the idolatry and witchcraft of your mother, Jezebel is all around us?”

24. 2Chronicles33:6 Manasseh sacrificed his sons in fire in valley of Ben-Hinnom. Practiced sorcery, divination, witchcraft, consulted with mediums and psychics. Did evil in LORD’S sight for HIS anger.

25. Nahum 3:4-5 Because of multitude of whoredoms of the harlot of witchcrafts, who sold nations, families to witchcraft. I am against you says the LORD of hosts; I will uncover your skirts on your face to show the nations your nakedness and kingdoms your shame.15706062383126221656731411984810.jpgJesus cast out evil spirits in people takes authority over evil powers. Others take the law into their own hands to attack the perceived witches seen as enemies against greater good of society. Causes of witch huntings include abject poverty epidemics, social crises and the lack of education. The leader of witch-hunt is prominent figure in community or “witch doctor” who gains from economic benefit charging for exorcism or selling body parts of the murdered. Agendas or motives of witch hunters are complex grievances against the victim targeted, blamed, shamed for death, misfortunes accused of. Despite literal obvious cause of disease natural causes, death is blamed on another person. The consequences are revenge attacks unauthorised by any proper legal procedure. Years later victim declared innocent as evidence shows vendetta set up central figure seeking vengeance manipulating others to eliminate them. Vengeance belongs to God and witchcraft spirits cast out of a person in bondage sets them free in the Name of Jesus. Deliverance is available if there is goodwill for solutions rather than anger vendetta against enemies. A witch hunter is accountable to God for the human life and blood shed of others by the judgement of God. It is important to repent to be saved in Christ Jesus for eternal life in God’s Kingdom.

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FRUIT OF GOD’S HOLY SPIRIT

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GOD’S SOCIALMEDIA SPOUSE

God’s social media connection marriage partners were just friends but has more plans confirmed through Pastor Alph Lukau. It is reassuring God watches all things on social media and approves of good things happening but hates all evil things taking place there. God gave this spouse to each other to have and to hold to walk together. Amos 3:3 says, do two walk together unless they agree so both friends agreed before congregation to love each other. This is miracle working God we serve in Jesus Name.

SERVE GOD WITHOUT DOUBT

IMG-20181203-WA0005.jpg2 Timothy 3:5 says people have a form of Godliness but deny GOD’S POWER so deny miracles from God. Some forget GOD’S GREATER POWER but accept the devil’s power. And reject GOD’S POWER so many Churches teach their believers not to trust in the Supernatural Miracle POWER of God. They say all miracles ceased with Apostles in time of Jesus so deny GOD’S POWER as a sin against God Jesus and Holy Spirit. Mistrust of GOD’S Supernatural POWER means the LIVING Word of God reduced to merely printed letter, data, facts or figures for logical reasoning conclusion. Such knowledge looks out for errors, mistakes to justify why GOD’S POWER and WORDS today is irrelevant to modern generation. IMG_20181203_193404.jpgSupernaturally Biblically sound living history is dismissed as exclusively only for few people in the past not important to follow today. But Bible is unlike other histories because the ALMIGHTY GOD is directly involved in affairs of mankind on earth through HIS Son Jesus Christ. God commands us in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ to connect with HIM for our own good. A lot of challenges or difficulties in life stem from mistrust of GOD’S POWER to intervene in ordinary lives. Some think God is too big to notice them so God cannot possibly care about the personal needs so search for help from other places. Such attitudes cut themselves off from Mercy and Grace of God to suffer. Each brand of Christianity claims their God is the real one so forbids members from seeking the Supernatural miracle available through deeper anointing. IMG-20181203-WA0003.jpgBible says according to your faith be it unto you in Matthew 9:27-31. So Jesus touched two blind men’s eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you. Jesus said to them I say to you If you have faith and do not doubt you will not only do this thing to the fig tree but say to a mountain be removed and cast into the sea and it will be done. Physically blind people discerned God’s MIGHTY POWER at work and followed Jesus crying and saying, Son of David, have Mercy on us. When He came into the house two blind men came to Jesus so He asked them do you believe, I Am able to do this? They said to Jesus, Yes Lord. 29 He touched He their eyes saying according to your faith its done for you.IMG-20181205-WA0001.jpg 30 And their eyes were opened and Jesus told them let no man know this. 31 But they departed and spread abroad His Fame in all the country. People have an appearance of God yet deny HIS POWER because spiritually blind. They need to understand its an offence against GOD’S Supernatural POWER to give due Credit of WORKS of the Holy Spirit to the devil. Christians profess to love and serve God but doubt HIS Miracle POWER today at work in modern times. So destroy faith, trust, Confidence in God to detriment of the doubters. Jesus says you will receive depending on your faith in God’s ability to help and deliver you. Deceptions in a Church is due to a fear of false prophets, apostles of swindling the people to turn against belief in Supernatural miracles. This damages a Church but BELIEVE IN GOD’S PROPHET to RECEIVE PROPHET’S REWARD in Bible in 2 Chronicles 20:20. IMG-20181203-WA0001.jpgBelieve in the LORD your GOD and be established BELIEVE in HIS prophets so you will prosper. Whoever welcomes a prophet as a PROPHET will RECEIVE the prophet’s reward. The duty Christians is to BELIEVE in CHRIST and profess faith in God as Matthew 10:41 said. Those wo receive prophet in the Name of prophet receives prophet’s reward. And all who receive a righteous man in the name of Jesus receives rewards from God. True prophets of God must not be mixed with false ones to reject prophecy to restore your lives in the Name of Jesus Christ. IMG-20181203-WA0004.jpgTest spirits to see if they are from God for by their fruits you will know them. Beloved don’t believe every spirit, but test spirits to see if from God for many false prophets have gone into the world. In Numbers 11:11-29 Moses agreed with God’s Spirit is in all people to prophesy as Eldad and Medad did. So God’s Spirit in Moses imparted to the seventy elders. The LORD told Moses, “Take Joshua the son of Nun, a man in whom is the Spirit, of God and lay your hand on him to stir and activate his faith in Nehemiah 9:20. God sent the Holy Spirit as a comforter and helper in Scripture to make it easy so Spirit of God joined the spirit of man. Each office is relevant and important so Churches cannot reject God’s duty roles.

IMG-20181203-WA0002.jpg By this you will know if the Spirit of God for every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God says 1 John 4:1-6. Almighty God says test the Spirit to know if truly from God or an angel of light. To test God’s Spirit is to check if word is in line with Word of God by their fruits. Do not write off and dismiss all prophets as fake just because of rumours and gossips. You do not stop using genuine currency money because the counterfeit is in circulation. Rather you check it thoroughly to ensure it is authentic. People are misled to suffer in pain through the deception of rejecting truth that will be useful to help deliver them. God’s Spirit manifests peace, love, joy even in challenging situations. God confirms by two or three witnesses HIS messages to testify of the Goodness of God on any issue you are dealing with. Don’t let fear or doubt deprive you from God’s LOVE, Grace, deliverance, Mercy. 

 

GOD IS ABSOLUTELY A ‘MAN’

establishing-shot-with-Jesus-for-live-classes-768x320Jesus told Philip,” as you see Me you see Father God, all who see Jesus see Father God’s Image says John 14:9. In Isaiah 6:1 the prophet saw the LORD GOD sitting on HIS Throne High and Lifted up HIS train fills Temple. On HIS Throne a MAN Seats. Ezekiel 1:26-28 described God as a MAN on Throne in heaven. God reveals HIMSELF in Bible by HIS MASCULINE gender. God is male has female qualities but CHOSES to present HIMSELF a MAN emphasising masculine quality FATHER Strong protector, MIGHTY Warrior, etc. Describes HIMSELF in Bible as KING of Kings, Judge, Husband, Master, God our FATHER and our Lord Jesus Christ. God is Spirit but reveals HIMSELF as a MAN and Father in HUMAN BODY. God’s Son Jesus came to earth in human form says John 1:1 and God manifests HIMSELF as Father did not. Jesus is Emmanuel, “God with us” in.Matthew 1:23. And Numbers 23:19 emphasizes God’s truthfulness not like mortal men God in the human form changes HIS  MIND. Moses pleaded with God many times to change HIS MIND. So Bible says God appears in HIS PHYSICAL BODY. Isaiah 59:1 talks of GOD HANDS  and “EAR.” Chronicles 16:9 talks of HIS “EYES.” Matthew 4:4 on GOD’S MOUTH. 15632845166136994354567183668109.jpgDeuteronomy 33:27 says God’s “ARMS.” All of these verses describe God with the anatomical emotional terms so humans can better understand HIM. These mean imply God has ACTUAL BODY FORM not just blob of invisible shapeless Spirit. To God is spirit means Father is invisible to the world in Colossians 1:15 but God is a VISIBLE GOD when HE CHOOSES to do so. 1 Timothy 1:17 praises to God, KING of ages, immortal, invisible God, honour and GLORY forevermore. God is SPIRIT,  living personal being known personally. Joshua 3:10 says, “You know the LIVING God is among you.” Psalm 84:2 says “My heart and flesh sings for joy to a LIVING God.” Believers understands that as C. S. Lewis says gender deeper than human mind see. God’s MASCULINITY contains wo/man Eve made from Adam’s rib and relates to God as male and fe/male. The Church is refered to as bride of Christ so contains men and women. Ezekiel 1 saw heaven open, God on His Throne, fifth day of fourth month in a thirtieth year sitting by Chebar River. Ezekiel saw God and heard VOICE GOD ALMIGHTY like a Voice of speech noise of host Voice from firmament over their heads. Above was Throne of sapphire stone on Throne sat GOD. God of Israel seen, under HIS FEET pavement sapphire sky purity, Exodus 24:10. A magnificent meal on mountain shows God’s HU/MAN nature as HE ate with 70 elders and Moses on the Sinai mountain in Exodus 24:1-18. Bible says Covenant meal God reinforce Abraham Covenant by God inviting seventy elders to come to receive impartation of Spirit of God to lead HIS people in Numbers 11:16-30. Moses saw the LORD, spoke to God Face to face as a man speaks to HIS friend in Exodus 33:11. God is VISIBLE  many people testify of HIS HU/MAN/ITY. Moses and Joshua took seventy elders to eat meat with the LORD God and lived. They saw God, Face to face yet lived to dispel myths God is too Supernatural to be approached or compared to humans in any form, shape, size. Deuteronomy 21:15-17 passage said the seventy elders were anointed because the LORD GOD told Moses to ‘Bring the 70 men…so The LORD will give you meat and to eat. God is worshipped by a believer who really understand HIS full Divine Sovereignty and Highly revered.  Bibles depict God in human terms as a Father God who has Children through HIS SON Jesus Christ as joint heirs and peculiar people. Acts 7:55-60 in Bible says Stephen on the earth saw heaven opened and Jesus was standing next to God RIGHT Hand. GOD has Arms and Hands like humans sitting on His Throne. Stephen filled with Holy Spirit looks into heaven and saw GLORY of God and Jesus standing on the RIGHT Hand of God. He said I see heaven open and Son of man standing on Right Hand of God. God’s “Right Hand” is BODY part of HIS IMAGE HE created humans to be like HIMSELF. GLORY of God surrounds Throne yet Stephen saw Jesus physically standing beside God’s RIGHT HAND.free-bible-studies-online-great-white-throne-judgementPsalm’s 103:13 parental image requests God to be kind, gentle but HIS IMAGE is a FATHER and not a woman as mother. It is true both men and women share 80% physical features as human beings but have unique differences identifying them as male and females. FATHER GOD has HIS Son God Jesus confirming to the people in Bible texts, God is Our Father. JESUS calls God Abba FATHER and God has 44 physical appeared literally face to face to humans confirming God as a MAN. If God does not answer a human need HE is accused of sleeping in Bible, Psalms 44:24 but God does not slumber or sleep. Entire Bible portrays God of Israel’s Image in HIS creation and God watches over Israel without slumber. Greek medieval, modern assumption is God is different not human but Bible texts says God is a literal Man as Jesus said. God is a FATHER  in same way as a human father. God said, if you know to give good gifts to your children, HOW MUCH MORE GOD YOUR FATHER is very pleased to give you what you desire. It is written in Matthew 7:11 and Luke 11 : 13, if you who are evil know how to give good gifts to your children how much more will your FATHER in heaven give good things to you. The good things God gives is HIS LOVE for HIS Children and earthly good gifts including Holy Spirit to His Children. So necessary to respect God to honour HIM as Male not female. God is definable so important Christians remember the definitive revelation of God in the Word of God is Jesus Christ. We are to pray to “Our Father God” as Jesus taught us to stop reckless attitude of humans towards the Spiritual God. As humans have flesh so God’s Spirit, soul body, HIS breath in man, not mere clay. God is SPIRIT but Has a HUMAN nature in people of flesh and spirit. So possible to manifest HIS PRESENCE in mankind as fellow human beings as HE CHOOSES to do so. And 59% YouGov survey agree GOD IS A MAN but 41 per cent of British Christians think that God has no human gender but most refer to God as Male. A professor of the Christian living history, Diarmaid MacCulloch, told the  Times: unconventional thinking of Image of God as Male is around since Christianity first emerged. God is a Male like Jesus’ DEITY, SOVEREIGN, IMMORTAL. God’s DNA component within mankind in HIS IMAGE and LIKENESS. God’s SUPERIOR Image in humans help to see, hear, feel, think, talk, relate, love because God is LOVE. God’s DNA Image and likeness is represented in defined life principles to obey, be humble, forgive, be generous. GOD’S TRAITS maginify image of God in humans inherited through Christ Jesus. Justin Welby said God is not a male or a female in the human sense of the word and human language is ‘inadequate’ to describe HIM. Justin Welby talks about the division in today’s society based on gender issues. The feminist movement wants equality with men now extended to God causes this views on such things. God as a Male Patriarch requires men in societies to reach out to love their wives as Christ loved the Church of God. Jesus is the Male POWER God manifested in a Greco-Roman world, males are lord and king. Women, ladies, Queens God made with authority of God rule like men. 1542973799317-452672964.jpgJustin Welby said God is not a male or a female in the human sense of the word and human language is 'inadequate' to describe him God’s Gender does not CHANGE because world is different. FATHER GODMAN is described as “archaic terms,” by Church of England’s article of religion that God is ‘without body part or passion. Official teaching: catechism of Catholic church says HE is not wo/man HE is God. MALE LOVES all females too but Archbishop of Canterbury’s Christian Deity no Gender is archaic because some people prefer gender neutral. Bible texts of GODMAN has body so important for distinction in academic circle’s agender. God’s Gender in biological terms is based on a specific state of Jesus’ circumcision, genitalia as Male. Jesus’ physical features consistent with His genetics and physical features match heavenly DNA. This is why angel overshadowed Virgin Mary to conceive GOD’S SON Jesus. Bible texts recognize God created in the beginning male and females in Genesis two sexes used. But gender social construct masculinity or femininity is role people perform. Bible says women as weaker sex so men help them. GOD’S MALE identity confirmed in 1 Kings 22:19 by Micaiah says “Hear WORD of the LORD I saw the LORD God Sitting on HIS Throne and all host of heaven standing by HIM on HIS RIGHT Hand and on HIS left. 20 And the LORD said, Who shall persuade Ahab, to go to Ramothgilead? They said this or other on the matter. 21 Then came a spirit and stood before the LORD and said, I will persuade him. 22 And the LORD said to him how? And he said, I will go as a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And HE said, go persuade him and prevail as you do so. 23 Therefore, the LORD put a lying spirit in the mouth of all HIS prophets spoke to deceive him due to his idolatory (judgement of Elijah Naboth’s vineyard). 24 Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah went to slap Micaiah on the cheek and said, which Spirit of the LORD spoke to you? 25 Micaiah said you will see it that day, when you go into an inner chamber to hide. Micaiah’s vision is accurate so Ahab died despite lies of 400 false prophets. Micaiah’s ACCURATE description of God on HIS Throne seen in heaven shows Micaiah knows God is Male described on HIS Throne with all on ‘Right and Left Hand.’ Bible on God’s Gender had 170 texts as Father so one cannot be FATHER unless one is Male. God CHOSE reveals HIMSELF to people as MALE. Masculine pronoun often used in Bible refers to God. Jesus Christ calls God Father several times as Masculine to refer to God. In the Bible Christ used term Father directly to refer to God 160 times. Christ said in John 10:30, “I and the Father are one as Jesus Christ came in human form a man to die on cross tp pay for sins of the world. Like God our Father, Jesus was revealed in male form and Bible records numerous instances. From Acts to Revelations 900 verses use Theos as HIS Masculine noun in Greek directly to refer to God consistent with pattern of HIS Masculine titles, nouns, pronouns for GODMAN.’ HE CHOSE the Masculine form to reveal HIMSELF to mankind. Jesus Christ’s masculine titles, nouns, and pronouns is a Male on earth. Prophets in Old Testament and apostles of New Testament refer to God or Jesus Christ with Masculine NAMES and titles. GODMAN reveals WHO HE IS to help us understand HIM not to box God to limit HIM genderless. So it is so inappropriate an Archbishop of Canterbury’s Christian Deity’s Gender ‘archaic’ prefers gender neutral reject HIM PATRIACHALISTIC.1542823708420-1104846375.jpgDegendentrificationdysmorphia of our FATHER God tries to overlook Biblical Supernatural overwhelming proof texts showing God’s Male Body of importance for distinction in the academic circles in terms HIS gender. In 1 Kings 2:2, David told son Solomon, “Be strong and show yourself a man.” David’s advice reflects gender seen as Moses instructs, Joshua  be strong and valiant in Deuteronomy 31:7, be strong or valiant. Deuteronomy 22:5 gender boundary says woman not wear a man’s apparel or the man wear woman’s clothing because these things are abhorrent to God. So Ancient Israel significantly kept gender roles reflected in Bible prohibition against male-male anal intercourse in Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13, “a man must not lie with another man like a woman.” Males to act and be treated like men in ancient Israel, men were masculine and women feminine. As God is Man in Bible an explicit Male imagery describes God. The Song of the Sea in Exodus 15:3 says God is a MAN of war, JEHOVAH Nissi is HIS NAME. God is KING in Bible in Isaiah 44:6, God the KING of Israel is the Redeemer, Jehovah LORD of Hosts. Psalms 24:10 asks, WHO is the KING of GLORY? Jehovah of hosts is the KING of GLORY! Selah. Bible texts express God’s maleness in the Semitic language, Hebrew verbs respects God’s Gender. Hebrew noun is masculine and feminine appropriate gender verb or an adjective used. But “you” refers to both male or female. But כָּתַבְתָּ (katavta), and כָּתַבְתְּ (katavt) is written to distinguish a female and male. Unlike German, Greek the Hebrew language has no neutral gender so all items have a grammatical gender of masculine or feminine.  For example a table is, שֻׁלְחָן (shulkhan) is masculine, but a bow, קֶשֶׁת (qeshet) is feminine. God in the Bible is Masculine, relevant for God’s representations. God compares woman in childbirth in Isaiah 42:14 to show HIS Maternal side. Strong scholarly consensus says that God is a non gender entity so can’t be a male or  female as a Deity monosex. This is the contradiction in terms of these scholars suggesting though God is grammatically masculine has no bearing on Gender of God. Linguistic studies say its incorrect grammatical gender but understanding God’s real gender is not a trivial matter. In Bible, God is always a masculine verb or adjective so grammatical fact derives from view of God as a MAN. Description of God absolutely reinforces HE IS MAN not a halfman halfwoman amaphrodite. So GOD creates humankind in HIS OWN IMAGE and LIKENESS as MAN/KIND.1542913327402-452672964.jpg1542823582587-452672964.jpg1542873791468-452672964.jpg1542823799699-1840475426.jpgGod of the Creation Story is Male and Masculine view of God as KING is stated in Isaiah and Psalms as used in Garden of Eden in Genesis 1:1-2:4. The Bible confirms the Powerful God in the masculine grammatical forms as other male kings. God’s massive creations of the world is like other king’s significant building projects familiar with a king’s roles. In Genesis 1:26, נַֽעֲשֶׂה אָדָם, “let us make humans in OUR Image,” refers to God as KING consulting members of HIS royal court. The text depicts God a KING consulting royal counselors is heaven so include Jesus and angels. Androgynous God is another point of view made by using Genesis 1:27, God created man in HIS Image in the Image of God did HE create male and female did HE create them. This verse shows God is a MALE KING but men father female daughters so people are created male and female in God’s image. Genesis 1:27 verse in the Bible. God creates people in His Image to bear on God’s Male gender as Jesus told us. The Bible passages shows God provides solace ‘as a mother comforts her child.’ Referring to God as ‘her’ does not mean God’s Male Fatherhood must be abandoned. God has female Children although God’s Deity is viewed as Male and masculine. God is the FATHER of all Creation and all flesh so focus is on the Garden of Eden Image of God a Male in the Bible. The Garden identifies God as Male and Masculine FATHER. Genesis 4:1 describes Eve’s conception of Cain in text as, “God created child.”God as the Father and the Mother’s dual gender identity some have attributed to God. In Genesis and Isaiah 42:5-43:10 there is maternal side of God’s feminine caring nature of  male and masculine depicted. Isaiah 42:14 depicts God as the ‘female’ woman giving birth. But I kept silent too long I Kept still and restrained Myself so WILL scream like a woman in labour and I will pant and I will gasp. God is like panting woman in labour, whose breath force can wreak havoc on the world in Isaiah 42:15. For hills and heights will I scorch, to cause all their green to wither I will turn rivers into isles, and dry the marshes up. Passages in Isaiah 40-66 God woman synonymous with the prophet Isaiah living during the Babylonian exile depicting God as a woman. Motherly Image God complex complicates picture of Gender of God in the Bible to some people. God’s Gender in Bible recognizes God as the LOVING Father like mortal father’s love for their children. God is NOT, a “wholly other,” whose HUMAN IMAGE is created in all humans. Noah story in Genesis 6:6 God regrets HE made man on earth, and HIS heart was saddened. They saw are God as a MAN with manly habits so, the biblical God’s gender recognize that in the Bible God speaks with a multiple voices of God and metaphors. Brevard Childs (1923-2007), biblical scholar, Yale University and Yale Divinity School said: The entire Bible portrays God of Israel’s Image in all HIS creations sustained by grace. God watches over Israel without slumber. Bible on political correctness recognises some people don’t have clear sexual identity or orientation due to the health reasons. Bible’s interpretation on new meanings notes and respect them. But God remains relevant and crucial as the ULTIMATE MALE role model above all men. to recognize differences. The Bible depicts God Male so HE is NOT a gender-neutral, genderless but gender inclusive. Men are not pressured to be neutral genders before an acceptance as fathers to their children. Why demand GOD denounces HIS GENDER as OUR FATHER before HE is good enough to be accepted by HIS creation. And Romans 1 warns about the changes of turning truth into a lie and turning lies into truth. God has given up people to their reprobate mind to do as they please out of freewill. But one day will face God to give an account of how they mislead people. GOD LOVES all HIS people so no respecter of persons based on gender.

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FIRE DIDN’T TAKE OUR SOUL

1542541799044-834355254.jpgFire has not taken our souls and that is all that really counts,” Garcia said. “We have people left is more important than any things,” Jones said. But we have lost everything we had because the fire took everything but has not taken our souls and that’s all that really counts,” Garcia said. In the midst of fire adversity and a tragedy is poignant symbols reminding people to be strong in spite of problems. Most going back after the fire destroyed thousands of homes plus other facilities will rebuild the entire town of Paradise. The town was enveloped by “firestorm rained hell down,” said Butte the county sheriff, Kory Honea. There was no time to save whole town because fire spread at the rate greater than a football field in a minute. Focus turned into rescuing people from houses overtaken by flame and Jerry Garcia’s wife, Sharon, wasn’t interested in returning to the town they lived for decades but changed her mind planning on returning to rebuild new Paradise town. Isaiah 43:2 says you pass through the waters God is with you and when you pass through floods it will not overflow you and when you go into fire, it will not burn you. So survivors of fire have been rescued alive despite risks to their lives. Biblical unnatural wildfires are hard to contain due to combination of factors. Bible Signs of the end times of Biblical last days end time prophecy predict fires so complex beyond natural seasonal fires regularly contained. The property and life destroyed by fire and flood really damages communities. Yet in spite of all these natural disasters of earthquakes, floods, wildfires in Bible prophecy news people have hope. And news reports every week talks about a disaster of hurricanes, storms, tempests, fire and flood, disasters by sea and land, globally. Isaiah 43:2 predicts you to pass through the waters, through the floods and fire but God is with you. I can hear you screaming if God is with you why did HE not prevent you passing through the floods or driving, walking through a fire. Floods, fires, famines, droughts and pestilence are the four horsemen riding bringing these upon the earth predicted in the Book of Revelations in the Bible. 1542534847296-834355254.jpgThe coming storms of extreme weather and climate changes intensify terrifying with harzards in the future preceding Rapture and later the Second Coming of Jesus. Apocalypse doomsday tribulation is going since the time of Christ but now floods, tornadoes, locusts are part of the end time birth pangs. Apocalypse, final judgment of man and destruction of the world by fire in Bible imagery is a real event on earth. All people are affected whether religious or not floods, fires, storms, unusual seven thunders in Bible prophecy demands the attention of all the people on the earth. Bible signs are these startling events floods hurricanes, tornadoes, in earthquakes, casualties by sea and land. The Bible says one-third of trees, people will perish due to weather fuelling fires in the last days. Fires get worse due to complex building material and high tech lifestyle links community the houses and closeness of homes. The Word of God warns that the heavens and earth existing are stored up for fire, but kept until the day of judgment and destruction of Great / Tribulations. It is the warning to heed and take seriously because structures must be designed to limit damage to life and property. Fires from thunders, earthquake, hurricane, floods are unpredictable. This is why it is good to prepare for survival or those who lost lives their souls to go back into heaven. This is not the time to be angry at God to blame HIM because thousands of years of warning is given to prepare against such times. Whether religious or not God does what he forewarned and it affects unbelievers lives too. Camp fire named by road near origin is the most destructive fire in state history and the deadliest killing so many people and still so many more unaccounted for. More than 10,000 homes is destroyed by the fire largely in the Paradise town of 27,000. Also gone are 366 commercial buildings and a third of town’s schools. There is so much to rebuild, but before that can begin, authorities must finish sifting through the ashes to find what’s left of those who didn’t make it out in time. Some may never be recovered and returning evacuees may find remains if authorities missed some sheriff warned.1542537330994-1895827285.jpg Still, residents are eager to return home, or at least to the rubble that remains. So how does a town nearly wiped off maps rise from the ashes? It’s a question with no easy answers. Since disaster began, local government officials emphasized the commitment to rebuilding the town, though its location means fire is always a risk. But it will probably take at least five to 10 years to restore the town, and it takes longer for individual residents, said Robert B Olshansky, an expert in post-disaster recovery. Rescue workers search areas to discover the suspected human remains in homes destroyed by Camp Fire Friday in Paradise California. “I’m confident they’re going to rebuild but it’s going to be tough,” Olshansky said. “The people there five years from now may not be same ones now. There are going to be a lot of households for whom it may still be a disaster.”Like pure gold, the refiner’s fire remove dross for a more beautiful and better buildings than before. This refining is to strengthen the enduring human soul or spirit as overcomers in life. Zechariah 13:9 says a third will be through fires to refine them like pure silver to test them as gold is tested. The spirit of grace and of supplications will help those look up to God to deliver and sustain them. And Isaiah 48:10 also states I refined you not as silver and tested you in fire to refine you in the furnace of suffering. Tests by the fire of suffering as silver is refined in a furnace. Like a refiner’s fire people are tested like exams are for promotion to higher spiritual level by the believers desiring God. And the painful sufferings are temporary on the earth compared to the joyful experience of victory. As fire strengthens bricks or wood, silver, gold, God refines mankind as Daniel and friends joined by Jesus in Babylon Iraq survived. Physical fire becomes a symbol of redemption testing a faithful believer to prove love and confidence in God. As Jesus was in the fire with Daniel so by Holy Spirit’s POWER of God, some survived location, speed, help, support of others. Christians who died, the souls go straight to God in heaven for absence from body means presence with God. So Jesus told believers, I advise you to buy from Me gold refined by fire to become spiritually rich, wear white garments, and clothe yourself in righteousness and holiness. God accepts people as they are so call upon God in Jesus Name.1542536081369-834355254.jpgThe town cannot be rebuilt in the way it was federal officials warned the county, but some have hopeful vision for future. Newer schools, a sewer system instead of outdated septic tanks to be safer from fires. “If we are going to rebuild, we are going to rebuild community where this never happens,” said former fire chief’s town evacuation operation coordinator, Jim Broshears. The risk of fire is always present in forest area, high in the Sierra foothills and surrounded by canyons on two sides. The town experienced at least four evacuations due to fire in 10 years. Close to 200 homes lost in 2008 fires. But this was a worst-case scenario. Now, as community prepares to rebuild it must construct safer, more modern buildings, and perhaps look at how its forests are managed, Broshears said. “We have an opportunity to build forest in the model of pre-European settlement conditions,” Broshears said. That is going to be more resilient forest. Currently, the western sierras densely wooded not necessarily the best model for forests to get through fires, said Thomas Scott an expert on wildfire at the University of California, Berkeley. That’s because second-growth forests, woodland regrown after harvest carry fire further and faster than trees there before. Ideas of a pre-Columbian forest generally means not suppressing early summer fires, and removing some younger trees to create a more widely spaced forest. Forest management is not about harvesting trees, but thinning the forest to protect the community. “You get back a more pre-Columbian forest then that means it’s less likely to trap all those people in the town,” Scott said. Even with that approach there will still be fires, they would just be less likely to start at the crest of the sierras and stop at the Central Valley, he said. Fire is a process Californians live with, manage and stop thinking of as a foe, Scott said. The Paradise fire is special case because of sufficient fuels around the city which let the fire come in number of different ways,” Scott said. So homeowners can make properties less vulnerable to fire, ensuring roof not flammable with dried leaves, vegetation or creating defensible space. Fires driven by strong wind can’t be fought but with most fuel in the area burned up Paradise probably safe from fire for awhile but not forever and the rest of the state at risk most of the year. Not wanting to sound heartless, has to accept if you live in burnable landscape, climate changing may be “when” house burns not “if” a house burns,” Scott said. A rescue worker gives her cadaver dog water as they search the Paradise Gardens apartments for victims of the Camp fire in Paradise on Friday.The new Paradise rebuilding starts once the fire, currently burning 221 sq miles at 45% containment, is extinguished, and then hazardous ash and rubble cleaned up, it could take about a year. Butte county is advising residents on what to do when they return but they acknowledge could be weeks or months away. There is almost no gas, electricity, safe water and no emergency services, police station and fire station survived as did the town hall. Air is hazardous, with risk of falling tree limbs ongoing, and what’s left of homes, incinerated belongings and kitchen appliances are probably toxic. Residents are permitted to return but few will have anywhere to stay. The fire destroyed town so chances of successful rebuilding is much higher compared with other natural disasters, Olshansky said, thanks to insurance. As support from state, federal government loans, funding of a Federal Emergency Management Agency, will aid the town in recovery. Including constructing new public buildings Paradise unified school district lost three of nine schools, others sustained significant damage to rebuild. Before the fire residents approved $61m bond to fund buildings and equipments updates. Until students return to schools still standing, district looking at online programs Superintendent Michelle John said. Other school districts volunteered to take additional students. The rescue worker use cadaver dogs as they search Paradise Gardens apartments for more victims of the Camp fire in Paradise on Friday. Schools are key, Olshansky said; residents typically return to areas hit by disaster if schools continue to operate. Challenge in Santa Rosa communities hit by last year’s Tubbs fire, destroyed 3,000 homes. And so finding qualified contractors to rebuild the schools and homes damaged in Paradise estimated at least two to three times Santa Rosa experience, mayor, Jody Jones, said. “So having enough capable contractors to go round not slow things down building is challenge,” Olshansky said. Town is working on streamlining the process of building inspections and permits mayor said looking at support small businesses with high bankruptcy after disasters. It is thinking about the long-term’s tough, decisions the mayor added. The town’s council members, 17 police officers, and dozens of firefighters lost homes along with thousands of others so will rebuild. “We have people, more important than any things,” Jones said. Though lost the sentimental and highly valued material things but it has not taken our souls and that’s all that really counts,” Garcia said. “That’s why we’re going back.” What an amazing statement made because Jesus said real true life does not constitute the material possession accumulated. Years of hard work, sacrifices, generations of inheritance burnt down within last few days. Yet people still cling to love, hope assured knowing mourning may last for night season of painful loss or suffering but joy comes in the morning. May God strengthen the weak ones to help their unbelief and increase their faith in God in Christ. Above all, God does test run of to warn of worse unquenchable fires in hell and gnashing of teeth by groanings. These fires reveal preview of the worse fires of judgement of wrath of God. This is the time to decide to live for God to be in God’s Kingdom or to ignore God’s fire alarm warning hellfire not escaped. Do not let anyone deceive you a loving God will not punish by fire because Sodom and Gomorrah was burnt by fire. Live life to full but remember that you are created in God’s Image whether you are a believer or not, will one day in future face God’s future judgement. Take a full advantage as survivor, advise yourself you do not want to be anywhere near hell fire which is a million times hotter than the paradise fires. Faith in God and good fire insurance has buoyed Barbara Kramer, 79, whose two-bedroom home and car were destroyed. Apparently, lost everything but haven’t lost anything she said. “We’re Christians and everything we have belongs to the LORD so if it is gone, it’s just things.” Thanksgiving is a time of gratitude gratitude reflection for survival even if only in clothes on body. Thanksgiving gives hope of assurance to Trust GOD HIMSELF to provide again as HE did before. So is confident to rebuild but knew some don’t understand how one can lose everything they worked for their whole lives and not feel any loss of devastation sadness. Thank God for the ones with fire insurance taken care of so booked into a Hotels for weeks or as long as necessary. Others are in a make shift temporary accommodation at the moment trying to figure their future.