Posted by: cindybythesea | November 5, 2022

Speak To the Rock

The Only Ark You Need

Anakypto Afterthoughts

It’s not “gloom and doom” if you are prepared. And I’d also like to point out that there are not some of us who have been divinely designated as “watchmen.” Rather, we are ALL commanded to watch, and those who don’t see what’s coming and why it’s coming are simply derelict at their assigned post. We’re expected to be “children of Issachar” (1 Chron. 12:32) and EACH of us – sons and daughters – should have understanding of the times.

The title of this post is intended to bring Numbers 20:8 to mind:

“Take the rod; you and your brother Aaron gather the congregation together. Speak to the rock before their eyes, and it will yield its water …”

Numbers 20:8 NKJV (emphasis added)

The Israelites had been in this situation before. No water, people thirsty, animals likewise. God told Moses what to do the first time they were in…

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Posted by: cindybythesea | October 31, 2022

A Return to Sinai

On Sunday November 13th an Interfaith group will ascend Mount Sinai for the purpose of creating a new set of commandments and for repenting of sins against the environment which they believe have resulted in catastrophic climate change. Here is a look at their logo and the title of the conference as it appears on their web page.

Now, I don’t know about you but I can’t think of a much more serious affront to God then this. Yes, it’s just a mountain … but it is not just any mountain… it’s the place where God met Moses for an event (the giving of the law and the establishment of the Mosaic covenant) which was so powerful, so important that history was forever changed. As noted below in the following text it would be impossible to overstate the grand scope (and implications) of what happened on that mountain not only in terms of the people themselves but for the world as well.

The Giving of the Law – Summary

“At Mount Sinai, Moses received the Ten Commandments from the Lord. As the NIV Study Bible puts it, “The Ten Commandments are the central stipulations of God’s covenant with Israel made at Sinai. It is almost impossible to exaggerate their effect on subsequent history. They constitute the basis of the moral principles found throughout the Western world and summarize what the one true God expects of his people in terms of faith, worship and conduct”. TWO Bible Commentary – The Sinai Project

And of course, the subsequent Mosaic Covenant which followed – the importance again of which can not be emphasized enough.

The Mosaic Covenant – A review

“The Mosaic Covenant is a conditional covenant made between God and the nation of Israel at Mount Sinai (Exodus 19-24). It is sometimes called the Sinai Covenant but is more often referred to as the Mosaic Covenant since Moses was God’s chosen leader of Israel at that time. The pattern of the covenant is very similar to other ancient covenants of that time because it is between a sovereign king (God) and his people or subjects (Israel). At the time of the covenant, God reminded the people of their obligation to be obedient to His law (Exodus 19:5), and the people agreed to the covenant when they said, “All that the Lord has spoken we will do!” (Exodus 19:8). This covenant would serve to set the nation of Israel apart from all other nations as God’s chosen people and was as equally binding as the unconditional covenant that God made with Abraham because it is also a blood covenant. The Mosaic Covenant is a significant covenant in both God’s redemptive history and in the history of the nation of Israel through whom God would sovereignly choose to bless the world with both His written Word and the Living Word, Jesus Christ”. From Got Questions- Biblical Answers https://www.gotquestions.org/Mosaic-covenant.html

A New and Better Covenant – and no, it’s not the one you’re thinking of

But the Interfaith Center has something entirely different in mind. Our sins are not against God (according to them) but against his creation – the environment. And a new covenant between nations and religions must be enacted if we are to save not people, not souls but the ground upon which we walk. Ten Universal Commands must be put in place that will unite all people with one singular goal – saving the planet. And last but not least, I suppose (although not stated) – a leader like unto Moses, or even Jesus who can lead the people out of the wilderness of planetary destruction and catastrophe to the promised land of environmental protection and utopia as you will see in what they term a new vision.

A New Vision

“We return to Sinai in a movement of repentance and quest. We seek a new vision for humanity and its endangered existence, and we seek to receive and amplify a message of life sustaining
living and habits that humanity needs to hear today. In this spirit, the project partners will bring together premier religious leaders from the world’s major religions to gather upon Mount Sinai to engage in a first ever Climate Repentance Ceremony, and to put forth a prophetic interreligious call to action: “Climate Justice: Ten Universal Commands” (emphasis mine)

“Goals of the Event


• Inspire and unleash the power of religions, religious leaders and faith communities as
change agents for climate action and as sources for inspiring and motivating discussions
among politicians and civil bodies.
• Motivate action among religious communities and the wider public to curb climate change.
• Invite media to cover religious leaders’ advocacy in combating climate change.
• Promote a coalition of religious leaders to work together for climate action.
• Generate new faith-inspired climate education materials for broad use”

*This is just a sampling from their page which I am including here if you would like to read more. https://interfaithsustain.com/returning-to-mt-sinai/

A Sign of the Times

When I think of Moses ascending Mount Sinai to meet with God it is with out a doubt one of the most important events in the history of the Bible- altogether strange, fearful and awe inspiring… there is no other event that has impacted humanity as much outside of the birth, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. So, in my opinion this would be a serious challenge to the original meeting on the Mountain between God and Moses – and is not something that can be tweaked or duplicated for one’s own agenda.

After Moses met with God his face shone brightly from the glory of the encounter and the people on seeing this pledged as one to follow God and to be his people.

But Sunday November 13th will be a very different event. There will be no meeting with God, no tablets of stone and no covenant enacted by God. Instead there will be a good deal of hand wringing and self flaggelation amidst pious speeches over sins against the environment so grievous (according to them) that a new set of commandments must be enacted, a new covenant written and a pledge to and for change in order that our collective sins may be forgiven – not by God of course – but by the Universe – this is an Interfaith group, after all – with no real belief in the one true God.

As we close out the remainder of the year I think the numbers of the date of this event (11/13/22) pretty much says it all …. and should this event go forward as planned I expect some rather severe consequences to unfold as a result. Ascending Sinai in this manner for this purpose is about as God rejecting as you can get …and that is saying something given the times we are living in.

11 – disorder, chaos and judgment …13 – rebellion and lawlessness … 22 – a double portion of disorder, chaos and judgment

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem they shall prosper who love thee.” Psalm 122:6

Watching and waiting with YOU for the soon return of Jesus! Cindy

Posted by: cindybythesea | September 18, 2022

Irrelevant

Anakypto Afterthoughts

I’ve been corresponding with Steve Atkerson of New Testament Reformation Fellowship. The focus of NTRF is to promote the re-establishment of church community as it existed in the early church because the Biblical way of “doing church” is the most effective way. I certainly can’t disparage Steve, the NTRF or their efforts, as I’d be doing the same thing if I didn’t think the damage to America and the American Church was beyond repair.

I told Steve that the churches had “preached themselves into irrelevance” and a recent headline (there are many I could have chosen) demonstrates this: A Top Russian Official Quoted the Book of Revelation to Describe What Will Soon Happen to America – the “top Russian official” being Dmitry Medvedev, former President of Russia, currently serving as deputy chairman of the Russian Security Council. No local church that I am aware of covers anything like this.

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Posted by: cindybythesea | September 17, 2022

An Emerging Picture

In late June or early July of this year a funnel cloud was photographed over the small town where I grew up in South Eastern Utah. I have had family living in this area for years and as far as I know this is simply unprecedented. And while it did not touch down it provided quite the excitement for the inhabitants of this little town.

So in light of that I came across something interesting that I wanted to share. Nothing to do with tornados but rather a picture as striking in its content as the one above but with one difference- the picture I’m talking about is one not of painted images or photographs but one of words.

If you have read my blog recently you know that I wrote a post earlier this month titled Strongs 2556. I have found it interesting over the years to use Strongs not just for its definition of Hebrew and Greek words but to occasionally look at a particular number to see what word might be associated with it which is what I did with Strongs 2556 in my last post.

Today, I thought it would be in interesting to look at the number 5782 as that is the current year we are in according to the Hebrew calendar. And what I found was interesting enough that I decided to look at the number for the next seven years going forward. The current year as most of you know will be changing in just a few days on the Feast of Trumpets which is September 25- 27th which will place us then in the year 5783.

Okay, so let’s take a look and see what we get.

5782

Strong’s Concordance ur: to rouse oneself, awake

Original Word: עוּר
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: ur
Phonetic Spelling: (oor)
Definition: to rouse oneself, awake

NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
a prim. root
Definition
to rouse oneself, awake
NASB Translation
arise (1), arouse (12), arouse or awaken (3), aroused (10), arouses (2), awake (15), awaken (2), awakened (2), awakens (2), awakes (1), exulted (1), lifted (1), raise (1), rouse (3), rouse yourself (2), roused (1), stir (7), stirred (7), stirs (2), swung (2).

5783

 Strong’s Concordance ur: to be exposed or bare

Original Word: עוּר
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: ur
Phonetic Spelling: (oor)
Definition: to be exposed or bare NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
a prim. root
Definition
to be exposed or bare
NASB Translation
bare* (1), made (1), milch (1).https://biblehub.com/nasec.htmBrown-Driver-BriggsII. [עוּר] verbbe exposed, bare (akin to עָרָה, ערר; Arabic  = pudenda); —

Niph`al Imperfect3feminine singular עֶרְיָה תֵעוֺר קַשְׁתֶּ֑ךְ Habakkuk 3:9 into nakedness (i.e. utterly) is thy bow laid bare, made ready; We proposes עוֺרֵר תְּעוֺרֵר (compare 2 Samuel 23:18, I.עור

Po`l.), and so Now [from √ ערר, lay barethou layest, etc.

https://biblehub.com/bsoft2.htmStrong’s Exhaustive Concordance be made naked

5784

Strong’s Concordance ur: chaff

Original Word: עוּר
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Transliteration: ur
Phonetic Spelling: (oor)
Definition: chaff NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
(Aramaic) of uncertain derivation
Definition
chaff
NASB Translation
chaff (1).https://biblehub.com/nasec.htmBrown-Driver-Briggsעוּר noun [masculine]chaff (J Aramaic (Talmud, rare), Syriac 

 mote (in eye, tending to cause blindness [עִוֵּר]) according to Arabic Lexicons, Lane2195); — absolute ׳ע Daniel 2:35 (in simile).

5785

Strong’s Concordance or: a skin

Original Word: עוֹר
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Transliteration: or
Phonetic Spelling: (ore)
Definition: a skinNAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
of uncertain derivation
Definition
A Skin
NASB Translation
body (1), hide (4), hides (1), leather (15), skin (65), skins (13).https://biblehub.com/nasec.htmBrown-Driver-Briggsעוֺר99noun masculineJob 7:5skin ( Late Hebrew id.; Phoenician ערת Lzb346); — ׳ע absolute Genesis 3:21 +, construct Exodus 34:29 +; suffix עֹרוֺ Exodus 29:14 +, עוֺרוֺ Jeremiah 13:23, עֹרָהּ Numbers 19:5, etc.; plural construct עֹרֹת Genesis 27:16 +, עוֺרֹת Exodus 39:34 suffix עֹרֹתָם Leviticus 16:27; — skin:

 hide of animals (44 t.), always — except Job 40:31 — after skinning: Genesis 27:16 (J); of sacrifice victims Exodus 29:14Leviticus 4:11 5t. (all P); prepared for use (by some process of tanning,

From uwr; skin (as naked); by implication, hide, leather — hide, leather, skin.

5786

Strongs’s Concordance avar: blind; to make blind

Original Word: עָוַר
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: avar
Phonetic Spelling: (aw-var’)
Definition: to make blind, blind

5787

Strongs Concordance ivver: blind Original Word: עֵוֵּר
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: ivver
Phonetic Spelling: (iv-vare’)
Definition: blind

5788

Strong’s Concordance: ivvarown: blind

Original Word: עִוָּרוֹן
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Transliteration: ivvarown
Phonetic Spelling: (iv-vaw-rone’)
Definition: blindnessBrown-Driver-Briggsעִוָּרוֺן noun [masculine]blindness; — only in phrase (subject ׳י), smite (הִכָּה) with blindness: figurative of ‘blind incapacity’ (Dr) ׳בְּע Deuteronomy 28:28; of smiting horses ׳בַּע Zechariah 12:4, i.e. with blind staggers making them helplessly wild.

5789

Strongs Concordance ush: to lend aid, come to help

Original Word: עוּשׁ
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: ush
Phonetic Spelling: (oosh)
Definition: to lend aid, come to helpNAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
a prim. root
Definition
to lend aid, come to help
NASB Translation
hasten (1).https://biblehub.com/nasec.htmBrown-Driver-Briggs%5Bעוּשׁ%5D verb si vera lectio, lend aid, come to help (Arabic 

Summary

So, to summarize, we have –

To arouse or awaken, to be exposed or made bare, chaff, skin, blind, blind, wildly blind, come to help or lend aid.

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Let’s unpack this a little further

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This is not to say that each of these things will happen on those specific years. I look at it as a period of time that encompasses all of those elements. And with the Feast of Trumpets just a few days from now, it certainly won’t be long until we’ll see.

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem they shall prosper who love thee” Psalm 122:6

Watching and waiting with YOU for the soon return of Jesus! Cindy

Posted by: cindybythesea | September 7, 2022

My 2015 Fleece

Red Ford truck with decorative license plate reading New York vertically and Manhattan horizontally

On the afternoon of Monday November 9th 2015 I had decided to go for a walk. I was thinking of some extended family members who were visiting the city of New York at the time. For some reason, I got the strong feeling that they could be in danger from a possible terrorist attack …maybe because there had been two previous attacks (attempted) on the city that same year in April and June.

Anyway, I was feeling so strongly about this that I wondered if I should alert my relatives to be extra careful and alert to their surroundings. But because I didn’t want to come off a bit crazy I decided to ask the Lord for confirmation regarding this before I said anything. So, I decided to put out a fleece … something I have rarely if ever done before – I wanted to be certain before I said anything to them that this was from the Lord and not just some crazy feeling I had. What could I use as a fleece? I wanted to make it as hard as possible in order to rule out chance. So, I decided as I left for my walk that this would be my fleece –

While I am out walking (the same few blocks and neighborhoods I always walk in small town Northern New Mexico) if I should see the word Manhattan while I am out I will know my fleece has been answered.

And guess, what – I did …and I was completely blown away. What are the chances? The word Manhattan on a residential street in small town New Mexico. I took the photo you see at the top of the post …and still marvel at the apparent fulfillment of the fleece I had put before the Lord.

So, I did contact my relatives and they seemed to appreciate the warning and thankfully nothing happened while they were there. Of course, I was glad for that but puzzled as to the answer I had received in regard to my fleece.

So today, I was thinking about this and noted that the date on my photo was Monday November 9th, 2015. Hmmm, interesting and November 8th of this year is mid-term elections. Putting that together with what Nelson Walters had said about a false flag event before the midterms I decided to look up the number of days between my fleece and this year’s elections and guess what? Again, I was floored … the number of days between my fleece and the the mid-term elections is 2,556 days – the exact same number as my Strongs 2556 post that I posted yesterday.

And as further proof of the date of my photo I have this screen shot –

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If you include the date of November 8th in the count (the other count excludes it) it is 2,557 days or an exact 7 years and means very similar to Strongs 2556

At this point I am still trying to figure out the connection (if any). Was God showing me that yes, there would be an event but the time was not then but in the future? I really don’t know. Perhaps, only time will tell. We do live in interesting times!

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem they shall prosper who love thee” Psalm 122:6

Watching and waiting with YOU for the soon return of Jesus! Cindy

Posted by: cindybythesea | September 5, 2022

Strongs 2556

On Thursday the first day of September President Joe Biden (and I use that term loosely) gave a 25.56 minute speech to the American people. Set against an ominous looking backdrop of red and black flanked by two Marines Mr. Biden commenced to rail against his predecessor and anyone who still supports him. With threatening language and theatrics reminiscent of the third Reich Mr. Biden took clear aim at a large segment of the population in a fashion like nothing we have seen before in this country and anyone who chalks this up to the bumbling antics of an old fool is seriously mistaken.

The Speech

If you have not already listened to this speech I will post the link here. Just click on the blue high lighted text. It’s interesting that although the running time is listed as 25 minutes and 57 seconds when you watch it to the end it concludes at 25.56. This was from CBS …some of the other networks may have slightly different running times but I am going to go with the one I watched which is 25.56/25.57. And I was rather astounded at what I found on looking at this number in the Strongs Concordance. Take a look –

Strongs 2556 – Greek

 2556. kakos Strong’s Concordancekakos: bad, evilOriginal Word: κακός, ή, όν
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: kakos
Phonetic Spelling: (kak-os’)
Definition: bad, evil
Usage: bad, evil, in the widest sense. HELPS Word-studies

2556 kakós (an adjective, and the root of 2549 /kakía, “inner malice”) – properly, inwardly foulrotten (poisoned); (figuratively) inner malice flowing out of a morally-rotten character (= the “rot is already in the wood”).

[2556 /kakós is often a pronominal adjective (i.e. used as a substantive) meaning, “wickedness, inner evil.”]

Strongs 2556 – Hebrew

Strong’s Concordance chamets: leavenedOriginal Word: חָמֵץ
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: chamets
Phonetic Spelling: (khaw-mates’)
Definition: to be sour or leavened Brown-Driver-BriggsI. חָמֵץ verbbe sour, leavened (Late Hebrew id., Pi`el Hiph`il make sour, leaven; Arabic 

be sour; Aramaic חֲמַע be sour, leavened

be leavened) —

Qal Perfect חָמֵץ Exodus 12:39Imperfect יֶחְמָ֑ץ Exodus 12:34Infinitive suffix חֻמְצָתוֺ Hosea 7:4 +; — be leavened, of dough (בָּצֵק), Exodus 12:34,39 (E), compare Hosea 7:4.

Hitph. be soured, embitteredPsalm 73:21 (“” כִּלְיוֺתַי אֶשְׁתּוֺנָן).

II. [חמץ] verb be red (? compare Aramaic  Ethpa`al blush, be ashamed, possibly originally be red); —

Qal Passive participle construct חֲמוּץ בְּגָדִים red of garments Isaiah 63:1; possibly also Imperfect3feminine singular תֶּחֱמַץ Psalm 68:24 that thy foot may be red with blood (for ᵑ0 תמחץ; so Krochm Hi Gr; most, however, read תרחץ see רחץ).

III. [חמץ] verb be ruthless (dubious √; perhaps by-form of חמס; perhaps erroneous for it; identification by most with I. חמץ, be sour, hence sharp, violent, but connection improbable) — only

Qal Participle active מִכַּף מְעַוֵּל וְחוֺמֵץ Psalm 71:4 from the hand of the unjust and ruthless (“” מִיַּד רָשָׁע).

Strongs 2557 – Greek

Strong’s Concordance kakourgos: a criminal Original Word: κακοῦργος, ον
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: kakourgos
Phonetic Spelling: (kak-oor’-gos)
Definition: a criminal
Usage: (lit: an evil-worker), a criminal.HELPS Word-studies

2557 kakoúrgos (from 2556 /kakós, “a malignant disposition”) – “a malefactor; a technical word implying criminality. William Ramsay noted this term “marks exactly the tone of the Neronian period, and . . . refers expressly to the flagitia, for which the Christians were condemned under Nero, and for which they were no longer condemned in ad 112″ (WS).

Strong’s Concordance chamets: that which is leavened Original Word: חָמֵץ
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Transliteration: chamets
Phonetic Spelling: (khaw-mates’)
Definition: that which is leavenedNAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
from chamets
Definition
that which is leavened
NASB Translation
leaven (3), leavened (4), leavened bread (3), which is leavened (1).

I don’t know about you but I think this is rather extraordinary. And I hope you took the time to read the description of those words very carefully as they are not accidental or coincidental in any way. The Lord is showing us that he is well aware of the situation and not to fear – in fact, the opposite as the time for our departure draws exceedingly near.

I watched a video on YouTube today that I think you may find of interest. It’s from Nelson Walters and I think he may be quite right in his assessment of what we might expect (as a result of this speech) in the next few weeks – you can find the link to that here.

If the movement of Bible prophecy has been a fast moving river in these last few months and years it is at a torrential pace now. I’m looking with great expectation towards the feast of Trumpets September 25th … and if that proves to be our departure date it won’t matter in the least to us what the enemy has planned – with the exception of knowing what friends and loved ones left behind will be left to face. Praying we use our time wisely between now and then.

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem they shall prosper who love thee” Psalm 122:6

Watching and waiting with YOU for the soon return of Jesus! Cindy

Posted by: cindybythesea | August 29, 2022

Run From This Word

“Beef, it’s what’s for dinner!”  How many of you recall that slogan? I know I do. It was an advertising slogan launched in 1992 by the National Livestock and Beef Board/National Cattlemens Association for promotion of the beef industry. And it was tremendously successful as evidenced by my remembering it these 30 years later. But that was then, this is now. Fast forward 30 years and cows along with all grazing animals are being portrayed as the scourge of the earth with insects now being tauted as the new superfood (reportedly packed with protein) to replace them. And sustainable, of course – the new buzz word attached to just about everything in an effort to drive us towards the brave new world of the future.

Bug Out

The purpose of this post is not specifically towards whether one should or should not eat bugs. Although, the Bible does tell us which bugs are allowed and which are not if one should want or need to eat insects. You can find that outlined in Leviticus 11: 20- 23. And for those who contend that insects have been a main source of protein for who knows how long in many other countries, I would say – “that’s true but show me one photograph where the people who subsist on this kind of diet appear to be in robust health?” I’m doubtful that one exists because an insect based diet is not one of choice for the majority of people who have to eat them but rather one born out of necessity due to extreme poverty. So we really need to take a look at what this word sustainable means and what the immediate and long range goals are of those promoting it. Because I guarantee you it is not going away but is rather gaining momentum with every passing day.

Sustainable

Everywhere you look you hear or see this word – sustainable or sustainability. It has quickly become the new seal of approval attached to just about everything. But what does it really mean?

According to one source sustainability may be defined as –

“Sustainability consists of fulfilling the needs of current generations without compromising the needs of future generations, while ensuring a balance between economic growth, environmental care and social well-being”.

Well, that doesn’t sound too bad does it? Who could disagree with that? Well, let’s look a little closer as sustainability is often described as having three or four pillars – in other words 3 or 4 main points on which the whole idea or concept is constructed.

The Three Pillars of Sustainability

And from the United Nations, we find these 3 expanded to a list of 12.

So, this is where we find ourselves today and the push is full on now to achieve these goals. But who are they good for? At first glance one might assume they are good for everyone. But are they? Let’s take a look.

Goals 1-3 – Poverty, hunger and health

I was going to find quotes regarding each of these but because there are so many and from such a wide variety of sources I decided instead to look at trends – the trends I see and most likely the ones you do too.

So regarding poverty, hunger and health. The trend that I see is population reduction through manufacturered viruses and the vaccines that accompany them. The continuation and extension of poor diets to include insects in replacement of beef and other traditional sources of protein while tauting these changes as beneficial to all in an effort to both alleviate hunger and improve health. A lie to justify the planned extinction of ranching and farming as we know it today. All for the green god of environmentalism. And of course, abortion, birth control and transgenderism to slow population growth as well.

Goals 4-6 Education, gender equality and water

The trend in education is not towards producing brighter and better educated students but rather more fully indoctrinated ones towards Marxist ideology and green thinking. Today even Christians are less interested in saving souls than they are saving the planet. Water usage is big on the list from water saving features on your plumbing fixtures to ending irrigation to large tracts of land for such things as farming and cattle grazing. The idea is for the land to return to its natural state unaltered by the presence of humans who greedily change it to suit their own greedy needs.

Goals 7-9 Energy, economy and industrialization

The trend in energy as we all know is towards ending our dependence on fossil fuels in favor of solar energy and things like electric cars. Ignoring the fact that the batteries for these vehicles are not only incredibly expensive but the process used in making them is anything but environmentally friendly. The economy across the board is in the dumpster as well with inflation in every commodity from housing to gas and food and swiftly spiraling out of control.  Thanks to the controlled demolition by Covid the back bone of America (the small Mom and Pop businesses) have officially been broken in favor of big corporations who have officially become woke. And the industrial revolution which provided great strides in terms of comfort, convenience and quality of life is officially over as we enter the brave new world of AI. Humans not needed.

Goals 10-12 Reduce inequality, Inclusive cities, Sustainable consumption and production

Reduce inequality. That in itself is an interesting concept for there is little in life that is equal. We may have the same education but you also may be smarter, more ambitious, more driven than me. My athletic goals may never match yours due to body type and build. The only place we are truly equal is the one place they reject- all humans born and unborn are equally valuable as they are created in the image of God. Other than that we can never be truly equal and inequality in itself is not necessarily a bad thing. If we are to be equal in all things in order to bring one up the other must be brought down. So since we can’t all eat beef (as cows are the scourge of the earth) we can all eat bugs – culinary equality. You will own nothing and be happy …. 500 square feet of living space for every one ….equality. Which brings us to inclusive cities.

“An Inclusive city is a city which without prejudice to economic status, gender, race, ethnicity, or religion provides equal access to social, economic, and political opportunities for a wide variety of urban residents.”

The most inclusive city in the world – Zurich.

Regarding sustainable consumption and production; I don’t know but I’m guessing the limitation of certain things in order to meet the green agenda. And once everyone receives a chip with an accompanying social score it will be a very simple process to do so. Once you have reached the limitation on certain commodities you will simply be locked out. No more meat for you this week as you have already reached your weekly allotment – in order to keep consumption at a sustainable level, of course. Gas or electric charge; the same. You are only allowed to travel x number of miles in any given time period. Having reached your limit you will be locked out. Failed to get that last booster – locked out from any number of public places until compliancy is reached. And, of course we could go on and on with this.

Behold, A Pale Horse

The more I have thought about this the more I can see the relationship between the new green agenda and the pale horse from Revelation 6:8. The word for pale in Greek is chloros … greenish, pale in color.

“When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, “Come!”  I looked, and there before me was a pale ( chloros) horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth” Revelation 6:8

I have no doubt that this will be the outcome of the new green policies (death for the majority) all in the name of saving the earth, keeping population at a sustainable level and conserving resources. Cloaked in language that makes it seem fair and beneficial to all it will become shockingly evident as time moves forward that it is neither of those things and that we have been lied to in the most vile of ways. But by then, for most it will simply be too late.

Behold, a pale horse!

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem they shall prosper who love thee” Psalm 122:6

Watching and waiting with YOU for the soon return of Jesus! Cindy

Posted by: cindybythesea | August 17, 2022

What’s in a Name?

Santa Claus

Looking at the image above you might think I’m a tad bit confused. Santa Claus! Ridiculous! Everyone knows that’s Popeye – Popeye, the Sailor Man – not Santa. Since when was Santa known for his over sized muscles and penchant for downing cans of spinach. Over sized belly maybe, but not muscles! That is not Santa! And as much as I want to insist that the image above is indeed Santa. It doesn’t make it so.

But wait, you say! They both smoke a pipe. And maybe, just maybe the North Pole Candy Factory has replaced the S in spinach for sugar contributing to his reportedly over size belly that shakes when he laughs “like a bowlful of jelly”. Hmmm … you may have a point there. But, uh, nope …not Santa.

Facts Matter

While the illustration above may seem silly its actually intended to make a point – a very important point. A vitally important point in fact, and one if gotten wrong can cost you everything.

JESUS – Who he is and why it matters

There’s a lot of people talking about JESUS these days. Churches bear his name, radio and television can be tuned into day or night where one will hear his name. Movies have been made, mini-series and docu-dramas filmed. Missionaries sent out, blogs and YouTube videos all proclaiming this one name Jesus. But when you dig into it you might be a bit surprised to see that like Popeye and Santa some of the very important details central to who Jesus is have actually been switched. And the Jesus of this organization, or that film, or that music studio is not the Jesus of the Bible at all. So beware!

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“But, I just love that show. The actor who plays Jesus is so handsome and so kind to everyone and if everything in the program is not quite right I’m sure they mean well. I just feel it in my heart and when he smiles it just makes me feel so close to him and that can’t be bad, right?”

“The music really gets me charged up and ready to worship. That band is so great. Do you know they’ve even hired some of the best musicians in rock … and with the light show they put on – you can really get in to it. Believe it or not, I’m really digging this Jesus stuff – he’s actually very cool”

“We send missionaries out all over the world on two year missions. We want people all over the world to know that the true church was born in 1830 when all other churches had become corrupt. We’re super clean cut, abstain from the horrible drug of coffee and want people everywhere to know that Jesus will save you after “all that you can do.” The heavenly father (and mother) just love you sooooo much and like any parent want to see you succeed and be happy and I think that’s just wonderful, don’t you?”

We knock on doors too. We even mail out information when we’re too old, feeble or infirm to physically go. We’re so focused we don’t even have windows to distract us when we meet. Did I mention that Jesus is the archangel Michael? Or that only 144,000 go to heaven and those slots have already been filled? Confusing, I know but just go with it and try not to think too deeply”.

“Jesus, he’s a good man. Walked alot. I like that. He was probably very concerned about the environment. Definitely ahead of his time. And that changing the water into wine; dude knew how to party, I’ll give him that”.

“Jesus! The beloved son of Mary. I just love her don’t you? And what a good son Jesus was to obey his mother. And I feel so much comfort knowing that when I pray Mary will make my petition known to her son and he just has to answer it you know; he would never disappoint his mother”.

“Our Pastor and her wife have really changed things up. Last week we took up an offering for the poor and homeless and it was so large it blew my socks off. Well, we really had a good turn out that’s why .. I think it was the drag queen and the stripper poles that did it. Every one was having such a great time. And, oh, did I mention we’ll be giving out condoms too. Jesus is into pride… that’s why he was hanging out with all those other dudes, you know”.

Jesus, who he is and who we think he is – the most important question of our lives.

Only, the Jesus of the Bible can save you. If you have put your faith in any other “Jesus” you will die in your sins. Make sure the Jesus you trust is the Jesus of the Bible and not the figment of yours or someone elses imagination.

Jesus, is the second person of the triune God. Not the archangel Michael of the Jehovah Witnesses, nor the spirit brother of Satan according to Mormons, not your “home boy” or the character from one of your favorite television shows like The Chosen which is an unholy brew of Evangelical, Mormon and Catholic. Jesus is King of Kings and Lord of Lords. For the Biblical description of Jesus please read below.

From Bible.org – “The predominant theme of the Scriptures is the Person and the work of Jesus Christ. He is God. He became a human being, died by crucifixion, and was buried. He rose again from the dead. He is the only, all-sufficient Savior of the world. He will come again to this earth”. *And for a more full and detailed description you can click here on the high lighted text.

Our state before God dear friends is one of a wretched sinner in need of a Savior as the scripture so states:

“What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death?” Roman’s 7:24

“Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!” Romans 7:25

Its been on mind awhile the number of people who think they know Jesus but don’t. And while that may sound judgemental it’s actually not. It’s the simple deduction one comes to by comparing what people think or believe with what the Bible says. And in these last days it couldn’t be more critical.

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem they shall prosper who love thee” Psalm 122:6

Watching and waiting with YOU for the soon return of Jesus! Cindy

Posted by: cindybythesea | August 15, 2022

Making Jesus Famous

“Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, and you are exalted as head above all1 Chronicles 29:11

This past weekend while on a trip to Denver we visited a church with some of our extended family. During the worship service one of the lines to a song we were singing included something about making Jesus famous. And that really struck me … and stuck with me …make Jesus famous, really? I don’t know about you but for me it seemed like a very poor choice of words as Jesus hardly needs us to make him famous.

And while I understand that the writer most likely intended the thought of making Jesus known in his or her own life (and the lives of others) it still held a rather significant cringe factor for me.

This morning I was reading a devotional article by David Mathis on a site called Desiring God. It is titled, “The Lost Awe of Majesty” and recounts how the praise song ” Majesty” came to be written. And the story goes as follows:

In 1977 Pastor Jack Hayford (of California) and his wife were in England for the 25th anniversary of the reign of Queen Elizabeth. Noting the grandeur and pomp of the occasion (which could only be described as majestic) Pastor Hayford thought how much more so our Creator and the majesty that is his. Which caused him subsequently to write the well known and much loved praise song Majesty. The lyrics you will probably recognize immediately.

“Majesty! Worship his majesty!
Unto Jesus be all glory, honor, and praise.
Majesty! Kingdom authority,
Flow from his throne, unto his own;
His anthem raise”

Can you imagine a Hollywood Walk of Fame star for Queen Elizabeth? Silly, right? The reigning Monarch and Queen of the United Kingdom needs no such accouterment and (if one were made) would in fact tarnish and be little the dignity of the position that she holds. How much more so for Jesus!

Let’s look at the definition of famous. According to Websters on-line dictionary it means 1) widely known 2) recognized for achievement

And while one could say, “well, the Queen is widely known” thus she is famous or “she is known for the progress she has made during her years as reigning Monarch” so that makes her famous it still falls short of the simple dignity of the title she holds and would in fact diminish it if used otherwise. How much more so with Jesus. The title he bears as Sovereign Lord and Creator of the universe stands alone. He is not in need of anything and has never been nor never will be in need of anyone or anything to make him famous.

I’ve noticed the past few years some rather poor theology coming out of Christian music and maybe you have too. And while some may think “What’s the big deal?” It is in fact, “a big deal” and while the writer may have meant well words do matter and to make Jesus lesser than who he is is no less than blasphemy. A very serious offense and not to be taken lightly by any of us.

If you are interested in reading the article from Desiring God that I mentioned above you can read it here. Just click on the highlighted word.

And as always, “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem they shall prosper who love thee” Psalm 122:6

Watching and waiting with YOU for the soon return of Jesus! Cindy

Posted by: cindybythesea | August 10, 2022

Too Late

Wolf Creek Pass, Colorado

On September 21, 2021 Rifat Podzic shifted gears as he began the long ascent up Wolf Creek, Pass Colorado. His 2010 Peterbilt truck and trailer groaned beneath the weight of its load. Rifat checked his gauges and sighed as he began his ascent. Wolf Creek Pass had a reputation among truckers and it wasn’t a good one. And he would be more than happy to have this portion of his trip over with as soon as possible.

The tall green pines were mesmerizing in the light of the late September sun. Many were beetle killed which seemed odd. A thought Rifat didn’t dwell on too long as he neared the summit of the pass. Going up was one thing but it was a treacherous eight miles to the bottom on the West side with a number of hair pin turns to be maneuvered. And Rifat was rightly concerned as he was not a stranger to the reputation of this mountain. Even songs had been written about it as it was legendary for being a widow maker. In fact, from 2015 to 2019 there had been 47 accidents involving Semi-truck trailers three of which were fatal. But it was a beautiful Tuesday and Rifat was sure he had things under control. But holding the rig back was taking its toll on his brakes … and by the time Rifat had passed the second of two runaway truck ramps, it was too late. The same mistake Raul Marquez, of West Plain, Florida would make on a similarly beautiful afternoon six years prior to the day – Tuesday, September 21, 2015. An exact six years … by odd coincidence.

Signage for truckers on the pass.

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A few days ago, we were traveling from Northern New Mexico to see family in Denver, Colorado. It was a trip that would take us over Wolf Creek Pass going and coming. It’s actually much safer than it was years ago but with its steep grade and hairpin turns it remains deadly for anyone who loses control of their vehicle – and for truckers under heavy loads it remains an ever present and deadly possibility.

As we began our ascent from the West Side we could see the road as it wound its way to the top. Cars like tiny bugs could be seen ascending and descending the highway which encompassed steep rock laden drop offs. The pass is just shy of 11,000 feet and is particularly treacherous in the winter. But last Friday August 5 was a beautiful day for a drive and we were relishing the sight of waterfalls and wildflowers among the towering pines as we made our way to the top.

Suddenly, something about 1/3 of the way down the thousand foot drop off glinted in the afternoon sun catching our attention. It was silver and metallic and appeared to be caught among the rocks. At first, I thought it was a piece of glass refracting the sunlight but it was much too large for that. I commented to my husband and he said it was probably a truck that had gone over the edge a while back. He had heard about it after seeing it on YouTube as another trucker had captured the whole thing on his dash cam as he was coming down the mountain. But, we really didn’t think much more about it until our return trip home on Monday.

So, on Monday August 8th we returned home from Denver stopping at the top of the pass at a designated pull off for a look at the valley below. As you can see from the photo below the views are stunning. And there are always a number of people and vehicles pulled over to take advantage of the view.

What was really strange is that the barrier the truck smashed through is right there at the entrance to the pull out. And it is nothing short of a miracle that another vehicle was not caught in its path as it came barreling through.

As I mentioned previously the entire incident was caught on film via the dash cam of another trucker which you can view here if interested. Watch for the blue and silver truck.

As I looked beyond the smashed barrier I could see a trail of pallets and beer cans suggesting that the the load Mr. Podzic had been transporting was beer. But beyond that I could not see anything as the truck itself was obscured from view by the rocks and the steep incline below. But it was the exact spot where the truck and driver had left the road which was sobering in itself to consider. And for some reason which I could not quite figure out there was a terrible stench around the ruined barrier almost as if the site was being used as a makeshift latrine which didn’t make sense as the barrier is in full view of on coming traffic and vehicles pulling in and out of the observation area.

According to reports Mr. Podzic was ejected from the vehicle and most likely died on impact. According to the investigation which followed the most probable cause was speed and brake failure. No drugs or alcohol were involved. Brakes in situations like this fail when over used to the point that they become red hot and no longer work. Something every truck driver is well aware of. Why the driver failed to take advantage of not one but two run away truck ramps (one of which was positioned just before the turn where he crashed) is a mystery. Something we will never know for sure.

This reminds me of folks who see the deterioration of our culture; the obvious direction we are headed and still fail to get serious about God and their own mortality. There is an exit ramp from this mess. But most like Mr Podzic will pass it by thinking for whatever reason that they are fine and can handle things on their own until suddenly it’s too late and the last opportunity for exit has been missed.

To put it in the most simple terms- Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life no one comes to the Father but by me”. John 14:6

We live in a time when access to Bibles are everywhere. Preachers and preaching have filled the airways for decades but the majority choose to continue on their journey through life without taking advantage of the one exit to safety that really counts. The warning signs are everywhere and at this late hour alarm bells are wildly clanging but most will fail to heed the warnings choosing instead to steer their “vehicles” to their own destruction.

I pray that Mr. Podzic had taken the one exit (Jesus) that really mattered. If so, he would have been catapulted not just off the mountain but in to heaven and in to the waiting arms of Jesus. I pray it was so.

*Thoughts attributed to Mr. Podzic in this story are purely fictional and written as an enhancement to the story. May his memory be a blessing to those who loved him.

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem they shall prosper who love thee” Psalm 122:6

Watching and waiting with YOU for the soon return of Jesus! Cindy

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