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The lamp of the body is your eye. When your eye is sound, then your whole body is filled with light, but when it is bad, then your body is in darkness. Take care, then, that the light in you not become darkness. If your whole body is full of light, and no part of it is in darkness, then it will be as full of light as a lamp illuminating you with its brightness.”The eyes of the body of the Church are it's Church leaders. It is the eyes of the body of an individual which guide the body as to the physical path the physical body takes when walking on earth. It is the eyes of the body of the Church which guide the Church on the path she takes on earth. Jesus, our 'Light to the Nations' is the Lamp. Christ's Church is the 'lamp stand' upon which Christ's Light shines.
NAB2 MAT 5:13You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its taste, with what can it be seasoned? It is no longer good for anything but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket; it is set on a lampstand, where it gives light to all in the house. Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father. “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish but to fulfill. Amen, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or the smallest part of a letter will pass from the law, until all things have taken place. Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do so will be called least in the kingdom of heaven. But whoever obeys and teaches these commandments will be called greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
When Church Leaders no longer are good for shining Christ's Light to the world, Jesus commands that they be thrown out and trampled on. Jesus commands His Church to gouge out Her eyes and cast them into hell if they are leading the body of the Church into damnation. Jesus teaches that it is better to cut off a hand or foot, or gouge out an eye than to let the whole body of the Church to be pulled into hell by her limbs. Church leaders are the 'eyes' of the Church. It is the Church that Jesus commands to gouge out a bad 'eye'. As difficult as Church leaders may find Christ's command to police themselves, we fully expect and demand their compliance to Jesus' will.
And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out. Better for you to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into Gehenna, where ‘their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.’ “Everyone will be salted with fire. Salt is good, but if salt becomes insipid, with what will you restore its flavor? Keep salt in yourselves and you will have peace with one another.”
“Well did the holy Spirit speak to your ancestors through the prophet Isaiah, saying: ‘Go to this people and say: You shall indeed hear but not understand. You shall indeed look but never see. Gross is the heart of this people; they will not hear with their ears; they have closed their eyes, so they may not see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their heart and be converted, and I heal them.’ Let it be known to you that this salvation of God has been sent to the Gentiles; they will listen.”The eyes of the Israelite Church failed them. Please visit The Fale of the False Prophet
Moses casting Israelite Church leaders into hell, for the protection of the body of God's Church, is Moses 'gouging out' the 'eyes' of the Church and casting them into hell. Moses does this to protect the whole body of the Church from being pulled into damnation.
Korah, son of Izhar, son of Kohath, son of Levi [and Dathan and Abiram, sons of Eliab, son of Pallu, son of Reuben] took two hundred and fifty Israelites who were leaders in the community, members of the council and men of note. They stood before Moses and Aaron, to whom they said, "Enough from you! The whole community, all of them, are holy; the LORD is in their midst. Why then should you set yourselves over the LORD's congregation?"
When Moses heard this, he fell prostrate. Then he said to Korah and to all his band, "May the LORD make known tomorrow morning who belongs to him and who is the holy one and whom he will have draw near to him! Whom he chooses, he will have draw near him. Do this: take your censers [Korah and all his band] and put fire in them and place incense in them before the LORD tomorrow. He whom the LORD then chooses is the holy one. Enough from you Levites!"
Moses also said to Korah, "Listen to me, you Levites! Is it too little for you that God of Israel has singled you out from the community of Israel, to have you draw near him for the service of the LORD's Dwelling and to stand before the community to minister for them? He has allowed you and your kinsmen, the descendants of Levi, to approach him, and yet you now seek the priesthood too. It is therefore against the LORD that you and all your band are conspiring. For what has Aaron done that you should grumble against him?"
Rebellion of Dathan and Abiram.
Moses summoned Dathan and Abiram, sons of Eliab, but they answered, "We will not go. Are you not satisfied with having led us here away from a land flowing with milk and honey, to make us perish in the desert, that you must now lord it over us? Far from bringing us to a land flowing with milk and honey, or giving us fields and vineyards for our inheritance, will you also gouge out our eyes? No, we will not go."
As the eyes lead the body so would Ministers consider themselves the eyes of the body-of-people. Dathan and Abiram, Ministers of the Israelite Church, are referring to the body-of-people when they say us and our. When Jesus commands His Church to gouge out Her eyes if they cause scandal, He is no doubt thinking of Moses gouging out the eyes of the Israelite Church and hurling them into hell.
NAB MAT 18:5 Avoiding Scandal."Whoever welcomes one such child for my sake welcomes me. On the other hand, it would be better for anyone who leads astray one of these little ones who believe in me, to be drowned by a millstone around his neck, in the depths of the sea. What terrible things will come on the world through scandal! It is inevitable that scandal should occur. Nonetheless, woe to that man through whom scandal comes! If your hand of foot is your undoing, cut it off and throw it from you! Better to enter life maimed or crippled than to be thrown with two hands or feet into endless fire. If your eye is your downfall, gouge it out and cast it from you! Better to enter life with one eye than be thrown with both into fiery Gehenna.
NUM 16 continued:
Then Moses became very angry and said to the LORD, "Pay no heed to their offering. I have never taken a single ass from them, nor have I wronged any one of them."NUM 16 continued:
Korah. Moses said to Korah, "You and all your band shall appear before the LORD tomorrow--you and they and Aaron too. Then each of your two hundred and fifty followers shall take his own censer, put incense in it, and offer it to the LORD; and you and Aaron, each with his own censer, shall do the same." So then all took their censers, and laying incense on the fire they had put in them, they took their stand by the entrance of the meeting tent, the glory of the LORD appeared to the entire community, and the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, "Stand apart from this band, that I may consume them at once." But they fell prostrate and cried out, "O God, God of the spirits of all mankind, will one man's sin make you angry with the whole community?" The LORD answered Moses, "Speak to the community and tell them: Withdraw from the space around the Dwelling" [of Korah, Dathan and Abiram].
Punishment of Dathan and Abiram. Moses, followed by the elders of Israel, arose and went to Dathan and Abrim. Then he warned the community, "Keep away from the tents of these wicked men and do not touch anything that is theirs: otherwise you too will be swept away because of all their sins." When Dathan and Abiram had come out and were standing at the entrance of their tents with their wives and sons and little ones, Moses said, "This is how you shall know that it was the LORD who sent me to do all that I have done, and that it was not I who planned it: if these men die an ordinary death, merely suffering the fate common to all mankind, then it was not the LORD who sent me. But if the LORD does something entirely new, and the ground opens its mouth and swallows them alive down into the nether world, with all belonging to them, then you will know that these men have defied the LORD." No sooner had he finished saying all this than the ground beneath them split open, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them and their families [and all of Korah's men] and all their possessions. They went down alive to the nether world with all belonging to them; the earth closed over them, and they perished from the community. But all the Israelites near them fled at their shrieks, saying, "The earth might swallow us too!"
NAB JUD 1:10These people, however, not only revile what they have no knowledge of but are corrupted through the very things they know by instinct, like brute animals. So much the worse for them! They have taken the road Cain took. They have abandoned themselves to Balaam's error for pay, and like Korah they perish in rebellion. These men are blotches on your Christian banquets. They are wild ocean waves, splashing their shameless deeds abroad like foam, or shooting stars for whom the thick gloom of darkness has been reserved forever.
Punishment of Korah. So they withdrew from the space around the Dwelling [of Korah, Dathan and Abiram]. And fire from the LORD came forth which consumed the two hundred and fifty men who were offering the incense.
The LORD said to Moses, "Tell Eleazar, son of Aaron the priest, to remove the censers from the embers; and scatter the fire some distance away, for these sinners have consecrated the censers at the cost of their lives. Have them hammered into plates to cover the altar, because in being presented before the LORD they have become sacred. In this way they shall serve as a sign to the Israelites." So Eleazar the priest had the bronze censers of those burned during the offering hammered into a covering for the altar, in keeping with the orders which the LORD had given him through Moses. This cover was to be a reminder to the Israelites that no layman, no one who was not a descendant of Aaron, should approach the altar to offer incense before the LORD, lest he meet the fate of Korah and his band.
Similar to Moses casting Church leaders into hell, Jesus has given His Church the power of anathema. Anathema is the far more powerful equivalent of Moses casting Church leaders into hell. Jesus commands His Church to gouge out her eyes and cast them into hell if they harm the body of His Church. So how do we get Church leaders to police themselves with anathema? Well, it sure looks like we are going to have a little help from our Lord and King, Jesus Christ, as to which of His Bishops, Priests and Popes are with Him and which are against Him.
Jesus is described in Revelations as having eyes all over Him. This means, as we know, that Jesus sees the hearts of all, especially His Church leaders. Presently, God has His Face hidden from us. This means that we, the world as a whole, presently do not see God, through miraculous events on earth. This all changes in the post-Armageddon, Messianic Reign, era. When Jesus comes in His Glory, the whole world will know just who their new King of the world is by the miracles He bestows upon the world, through His ‘lampstand’ of the Catholic Church. Why does Jesus describe His Church as being a 'lampstand'?; Because Jesus is the Lamp atop His Church, which will shine to all the nations. The 'angel' of the Christ's Church of Ephesus, and Laodicea, quoted below, is the Catholic Bishop of these Christian Churches. Jesus, pulling a lampstand from a certain diocese, means that He will not be shining His light from that diocese lampstand. In other words, there will be no miracles from Jesus shining forth from the Catholic Bishop, who is one of His ‘lampstands’, if that Bishop is not with Him. Jesus is going to point out the Catholic Bishops, or even Popes, who are not with Him, through a lack of miracles at their hands. Under Messianic Reign, Jesus will make the hearts of Catholic leaders transparent to the world. Jesus Himself will reprove and chastise Bishops and Popes who fall out of line, lest they repent.
“To the angel of the church in Ephesus, write this:
“The one who holds the seven stars in his right hand and walks in the midst of the seven gold lampstands says this: “I know your works, your labor, and your endurance, and that you cannot tolerate the wicked; you have tested those who call themselves apostles but are not, and discovered that they are impostors. Moreover, you have endurance and have suffered for my name, and you have not grown weary. Yet I hold this against you: you have lost the love you had at first. Realize how far you have fallen. Repent, and do the works you did at first. Otherwise, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent. But you have this in your favor: you hate the works of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
“Whoever has ears ought to hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the victor I will give the right to eat from the tree of life that is in the garden of God.”
“To the angel of the church in Laodicea, write this:It was the bad 'eye' sight of the Israelite Church which brought the body of the Israelite Church to destruction and exile from the Promised Land I. False Prophets of the Israelited Church murdered the good prophets and Jesus. Evil Church leaders want to hide their actions from the body of the Church and the world. What did Jesus and the good prophets like Jeriamiah and Zechariah need to protect the Church from false prophets? It was God's authorized Church leaders, the 'eyes' of God's Church, who murdered Jesus and Zechariah. Christ's Church needs nothing less than good old American Freedom of Speech. Freedom of Speech must be protected from evil abuse of anathema or physical death Church punishments by God's authorized Church leaders.
‘The Amen, the faithful and true witness, the source of God’s creation, says this: “I know your works; I know that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either cold or hot. So, because you are lukewarm, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth. For you say, ‘I am rich and affluent and have no need of anything,’ and yet do not realize that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked. I advise you to buy from me gold refined by fire so that you may be rich, and white garments to put on so that your shameful nakedness may not be exposed, and buy ointment to smear on your eyes so that you may see. Those whom I love, I reprove and chastise. Be earnest, therefore, and repent.
“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, [then] I will enter his house and dine with him, and he with me. I will give the victor the right to sit with me on my throne, as I myself first won the victory and sit with my Father on his throne.
“Whoever has ears ought to hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”;”
“To the angel of the church in Smyrna, write this: “The first and the last, who once died but came to life, says this: “I know your tribulation and poverty, but you are rich. I know the slander of those who claim to be Jews and are not, but rather are members of the assembly of Satan. Do not be afraid of anything that you are going to suffer. Indeed, the devil will throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will face an ordeal for ten days. Remain faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.
“Whoever has ears ought to hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The victor shall not be harmed by the second death.”
Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites. You build the tombs of the prophets and adorn the memorials of the righteous, and you say, ‘If we had lived in the days of our ancestors, we would not have joined them in shedding the prophets’ blood.’ Thus you bear witness against yourselves that you are the children of those who murdered the prophets; now fill up what your ancestors measured out! You serpents, you brood of vipers, how can you flee from the judgment of Gehenna? Therefore, behold, I send to you prophets and wise men and scribes; some of them you will kill and crucify, some of them you will scourge in your synagogues and pursue from town to town, so that there may come upon you all the righteous blood shed upon earth, from the righteous blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah, the son of Barachiah, whom you murdered between the sanctuary and the altar. Amen, I say to you, all these things will come upon this generation. “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how many times I yearned to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her young under her wings, but you were unwilling! Behold, your house will be abandoned, desolate.If there were any purpose for God to allow the Clergy abuse scandal to happen, it would be to give apocalyptic Church leaders a glimpse of what Jesus titles ‘The Desolate Abomination Standing on Holy Ground’. The American Constitution shows apocalyptic Church leaders that they can protect the Church from the ‘Desolate Abomination’ for tens of thousands of years into Zion’s future. If your eye is your undoing, gouge it out and cast it into Gehenna. The eyes of Zion are Catholic clergy.
NAB2 LUK 19:38They proclaimed: “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord. Peace in heaven and glory in the highest.” Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.” He said in reply, “I tell you, if they keep silent, the stones will cry out!”As he drew near, he saw the city and wept over it, saying, “If this day you only knew what makes for peace—but now it is hidden from your eyes. For the days are coming upon you when your enemies will raise a palisade against you; they will encircle you and hem you in on all sides. They will smash you to the ground and your children within you, and they will not leave one stone upon another within you because you did not recognize the time of your visitation.”
Then Jesus entered the temple area and proceeded to drive out those who were selling things, saying to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of thieves.’” And every day he was teaching in the temple area. The chief priests, the scribes, and the leaders of the people, meanwhile, were seeking to put him to death, but they could find no way to accomplish their purpose because all the people were hanging on his words.
It certainly could be Michael and his angels who not only slay Satan, but who also slay the Desolate Abomination which rises up from hell at doomsday. If there is a 32,000 year period between Armageddon, where Satan is defeated, and Doomsday, how could it be the same humans who do both protective actions? Thomas Jefferson fought in America’s Revolutionary war to defeat America’s tyrant ruler, England, and grant us freedom from tyranny. Then Thomas Jefferson, and America’s other guardian angels of the day, set up our American Constitution to protect America from any desolate abomination threat who would rise up in the future, from within America’s own government, to oppress America. Thomas Jefferson is still looking after, and protecting America to this day, hundreds of years after his death. No doubt, Michael and his angels of the apocalypse will set up a governing system, built of un-retractable auto-anathemas, over Zion which will protect her for tens of thousands of years into our future. Zion’s real threat, as with America, will be the rise of human pride in her own leadership.
A Pope (anointed one), struck down by an auto-anathema, now lives outside Zion’s gates even though he still rules over Zion. The anointed one slain, in the book of Revelations, likely means an Apostle of the Lamb struck down by a Church constitution set up at Armageddon. The Holy City being attacked by outside forces is probably Zion being attacked by Apostolic Successors who have fallen to the temptation of Satan. Satan is Apostolic Successor’s own evil human pride. Even if an outside force were to martyr billions of zionists, she would still stand strong if she has leadership which remains faithful to Jesus. Those attacking Zion from the outside are likely her own Apostolic leadership which has fallen to the temptation of Satan. With her eye sight gone, Zion’s eye sight is her Apostolic Successor leadership, all She will have to protect her is a strong Church Constitution, set up at Armageddon, and, of course, Jesus coming swiftly, to protect us by bringing doomsday swiftly.
Auto-Anathema’s forcing Apostolic Successors to tell the truth and answer important questions from the masses. Give the masses freedom of speech and Popes the incapacity to shroud things like clergy abuse scandal in darkness. Sister Lucia tells us that Michael will bring about a transparency in the world. Let that transparency begin with Church leadership. Let Church leadership bind Church leadership in un-retractable auto-anathemas which make their actions transparent to the world. Had Church leadership been bound by auto-anathemas to tell the world of Church policies toward clergy abuse, the shear power of world transparency would have brought the abuse to a quick end. If Popes and Bishops would have only told the world that they were moving child molester priests from one parish to another, this evil practice never would have gone on for decades. When you bring world view transparency to papal actions, papal actions are far more likely to be just.
And this is the verdict, that the light came into the world, but people preferred darkness to light, because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come toward the light, so that his works might not be exposed. But whoever lives the truth comes to the light, so that his works may be clearly seen as done in God.Give the body of Bishops power to balance Papal power, possibly give the Bishops the power to impeach a bad or medically un-cognitive (physical or spiritual, dementia) Pope. These are all Church constitutional things that will protect the Church, which will be Zion, for the next tens of thousands of years.
One piece of paper, blessed by God, contains the post-WWII, world dominant power, secular beast, of today. It is a piece of paper that billions of people will lay down their lives protecting. World dominant power, in the hands of man, can be a blessing, if contained properly. Replace man's laws with God's Commandments, enforced by Christ's Church, into a modified version of the American Constitution, and you have the makings of tens of thousands of future years of prosperity in the world, under Messianic Reign.
Popes feel that they are somehow immune to Satan's temptation of worldly glorification which they can attain from their position of tremendous God given power on earth. Jesus was not immune to the temptation of Satan and Popes are not immune the temptation of Satan. If Zion is to last for tens of thousands of years on earth, papal pride, Zion's worst enemy, which is Satan, has got to be tied in the chains of un-retractable auto-anathemas, along with all the other auto-anathemas, set up and enacted at Armageddon. Protect us from what you can become, and what you, the papacy, eventually, tens of thousands of years from now, will become, when you have unlimited, full scale, spiritual life or death for billions of people at stake, in the world dominant, Christ given, Power!
Clear the way for Christ's bride Zion. Remove even the slightest stumbling block for Her. All, especially Church leaders, must humble their human pride before Jesus and His bride Zion. A Pope's job is not the success of going down in history as a hot shot Pope who ruled for a long period of time, even while mentally incapacitated. A Pope's job is to care for Christ's Bride the Church. It is critical that Pope's do what is best for Jesus' Bride. Clergy are to serve Jesus through doing what is best for Christ's Bride. Throw any personal pride from you. Protection of Christ's Bride and preparation for Zion must be all Church leaders number one priority. What ever is good for Christ's Bride is what must be done. Pope's and Bishops have to protect Christ's Bride even from their own human pride. Pope's, Bishops and Priests are to put Christ's Bride above themselves. If Christ's Brides eyes are her downfall, Popes and Bishops must gouge them out and cast them into hell. Popes, Bishops and Priests are to serve Christ's Bride the Church.
“For who is greater: the one seated at table or the one who serves? Is it not the one seated at table? I am among you as the one who serves.
Jesus summoned them and said to them, “You know that those who are recognized as rulers over the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones make their authority over them felt. But it shall not be so among you. Rather, whoever wishes to be great among you will be your servant; whoever wishes to be first among you will be the slave of all. For the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
For the leader. A psalm of David. How long, LORD? Will you utterly forget me? How long will you hide your face from me? How long must I carry sorrow in my soul, grief in my heart day after day? How long will my enemy triumph over me? Look upon me, answer me, LORD, my God! Give light to my eyes lest I sleep in death, Lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed,” lest my foes rejoice at my downfall. I trust in your faithfulness. Grant my heart joy in your help, That I may sing of the LORD, “How good our God has been to me!”
'The Desolate Abomination' 'Standing on Holy Ground'
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