An Impersonation of Truth: Kristian Meets Truth

The figure darted from shadow to shadow in the dimly lit alley. He wore a hood that hid his facial features. He eventually arrived at the door he was hoping to arrive at. He knocked and waited. The peephole slid open.

“Who is it?” the voice grunted.

“It’s Deception.”

“What do you want?”

“I’m looking for Dr. Compromise.”

“Why?”

Deception removed a photo from his trench coat pocket and held it up for the doctor to see. It was a photo of Truth. “I know you’re a good surgeon, I need you to make me look like Him.”

The doctor grunted with humour, “You can never be Him, Dee. Never!”

“I know Doc, but if people thought I was Him, I would get more followers. Just tell me if you can do it.”

“What are you willing to give?”

“A thousand or more souls.”

“Come by tomorrow, we got a deal.”

The white Buick sped along the open road, Truth was heading towards Falcity, a town that seemed to need His presence. Lights in the distance caused Him to slow down as he came to a checkpoint. Officers were standing by. They came towards Him when he stopped by the boom gate. The officer came to his vehicle as Truth rolled down the window.

“Where you going?” asked the officer with a look of annoyance.

“Falcity,” replied Truth.

“Got some ID?”

“If you don’t know me, an ID won’t help.”

“Falcity has banned you,” said the officer with a threatening tone.

“Really?” Truth asked as he slid the gear to reverse.

“Yeah, they said if we ever saw you, we should blow you to bits,” said the officer. He snatched his revolver from his holster, but the Buick was already accelerating backward. Gunshots were fired as Truth turned the car around and sped off into the night. He looked into the rearview mirror and noticed two motorbikes following him, giving chase. Truth stepped harder on the gas pedal, and the car surged forward with a roar. Bullets ricocheted off the white bodywork, and gunshots echoed. A bend in the road appeared, and the white Buick drifted before straightening up, and the bikes followed in an awkward angle.

The distance between the Buick and the bikes were diminishing as they revved harder to catch up. In the distance ahead, a blue Pantera was parked in the middle of the road. Truth slammed the brakes, bring the Buick to a halt to avoid a collision. The bikes braked but couldn’t stop in time and turned to the left and right, causing the bikes to slide horizontally across the road. The door of the Pantera opened, and a man walked out. He pulled out an AK47 and rested it upon his right shoulder. The man wore denim jeans with trainers, a white t-shirt and a grey parka.

“What do we have here?” his snide remark stung the air.

The officer to his right got to his feet and reached for his gun. In a swift movement, the AK47 swung down, and a shot was blasted. The officer flew back, landing on the ground, unconscious. He spun around and shot at the bike that lay on top of the other officer. The bike blew up in flames. The man walked towards the white Buick as Truth rolled down the window.

“Hello, Truth! How are you tonight?”

“Who are you?”

“My name is Kristian,” he said as he offered his hand, “I’m a fan.”

Truth ignored the offer and reached into the console and pulled out a card and offered it to him. Kristian took the card and looked at it. On it was the name ‘Love’ and an address. The card was white, and so was the writing, which made him wonder how he could read it?

“What’s this?” Kristian asked.

“Please pay her a visit.”

“Why?”

“Because you seriously need to…”

“I don’t understand. The Truth is all I need.”

“Unless you fully know her, you cannot fully know me…”

 

 

Sex of the Times

You know for a fact that when an article like this is posted, it’s serious business. Sex has been crushed and burnt in the incinerator of modern times. The perversion of this God-given gift is blasphemy in His sight as we tragically twist it into something else. When God originally created sex it was for a divine purpose.

Genesis 9:7 As for you, be fruitful and increase in number; multiply on the earth and increase upon it.”

However, many other individuals have taken this sacred act and used it for evil.

David had sex because of lust…

2 Samuel 11:2 One evening David got up from his bed and walked around on the roof of the palace. From the roof he saw a woman bathing. The woman was very beautiful,and David sent someone to find out about her. The man said, “She is Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam and the wife of Uriah the Hittite.” Then David sent messengers to get her. She came to him, and he slept with her. (Now she was purifying herself from her monthly uncleanness.)Then she went back home. The woman conceived and sent word to David, saying, “I am pregnant.”

Amnon had sex because of lust… (Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree)

2 Samuel 13:10-14 Then Amnon said to Tamar, “Bring the food here into my bedroom so I may eat from your hand.” And Tamar took the bread she had prepared and brought it to her brother Amnon in his bedroom. But when she took it to him to eat, he grabbedher and said, “Come to bed with me, my sister.”

“No, my brother!” she said to him. “Don’t force me! Such a thing should not be done in Israel! Don’t do this wicked thing. What about me? Where could I get rid of my disgrace? And what about you? You would be like one of the wicked fools in Israel. Please speak to the king; he will not keep me from being married to you.” But he refused to listen to her, and since he was stronger than she, he raped her.

Onan had sex because it was his duty…

Genesis 38: 8-10 Then Judah said to Onan, “Sleep with your brother’s wife and fulfill your duty to her as a brother-in-law to raise up offspring for your brother.” But Onan knew that the child would not be his; so whenever he slept with his brother’s wife, he spilled his semen on the ground to keep from providing offspring for his brother. What he did was wicked in the Lord sight; so the Lord put him to death also. Lot’s daughters wanted to multiply but the way they went about it was sinful incest. Their descendants were eventually wiped out as they became enemies of Israel…

Lot’s daughters had sex to multiply but how they did it was not of God. Their descendants of incest became Israels enemies and were eventually wiped out…

Genesis 19:30-32 Lot and his two daughters left Zoar and settled in the mountains, for he was afraid to stay in Zoar. He and his two daughters lived in a cave. One day the older daughter said to the younger, “Our father is old, and there is no man around here to give us children—as is the custom all over the earth. Let’s get our father to drink wine and then sleep with him and preserve our family line through our father.

Jacob had sex because of the jealousy and competition between his wives, Rachel and Leah…

Genesis 30:1-3 When Rachel saw that she was not bearing Jacob any children, she became jealous of her sister. So she said to Jacob, “Give me children, or I’ll die!” Jacob became angry with her and said, “Am I in the place of God, who has kept you from having children?” Then she said, “Here is Bilhah, my servant. Sleep with her so that she can bear children for me and I too can build a family through her.”

Absalom had sex as a sign of rebellion...

2 Samuel 16:22 So they pitched a tent for Absalom on the roof, and he slept with his father’s concubines in the sight of all Israel.

Judah slept with a prostitute because he was a lonely, bereaved widower…

Genesis 38:15-16 When Judah saw her, he thought she was a prostitute, for she had covered her face. Not realizing that she was his daughter-in-law, he went over to her by the roadside and said, “Come now, let me sleep with you.”

Abraham had sex because of impatience…

Genesis 16:1-4 Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had borne him no children. But she had an Egyptian slave named Hagar; so she said to Abram, “The Lord has kept me from having children. Go, sleep with my slave; perhaps I can build a family through her.” Abram agreed to what Sarai said. So after Abram had been living in Canaan ten years, Sarai his wife took her Egyptian slave Hagar and gave her to her husband to be his wife. He slept with Hagar, and she conceived. When she knew she was pregnant, she began to despise her mistress.

As you can see, nothing much as changed. People have twisted the concept of sex and love to the point that we have involved ourselves with something entirely different. The question is, in the bedroom, are we having sex or are we enjoying the abuse that we have been taught by society?

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But what would a single, 25-year-old virgin like me know? Well, let’s look at the statistics from muscleandfitness.com…

76% of millennials lose their virginity by 18,

45% of them lose it between 16 and 18

31% lose their virginity by 15

Why are young people losing their virginity at such an early age? Teenagers have become involved in sexual activity when they should be planning their futures. Instead, it is obstructed by pregnancies and sexual diseases such as herpes and other infirmities. (Herpes can be transmitted via sex or even kissing.)

The reason why teenagers are involved in sexual activity is because they have been taught this through many types of media. Music, movies, books, and influences such friends who have stumbled upon sexual content over the internet. And because they haven’t been taught at a young age what is right, they will easily accept what is wrong and that impairs their minds view of sex. You cannot allow your children to watch and listen to content that promotes masculinity by how many girls a man sleeps with and feminity by how promiscuous she is. Gentlemen’s character is the thing of the past and so is modesty. But that doesn’t mean we can’t raise a generation that holds onto purity.

Sex should be done after marriage, not before. Sex has never been a problem when it was inside of a marriage, only when it is outside of it…

25% of married people have been with only one sexual partner

Sex with many partners has an effect on relationships, whether it was before or during the relationship. Infidelity has only caused pain and it can be struck up from past relationships.

61% of millennials have had a one night stand, (31% had one or two, 16% had three to five one night stands)

God never designed relationships for one night stands. Relationships were made to be forever, a covenant that only death can destroy. One night stands tend to make machines out of us, desiring sex that never satisfies but denies us the intimacy that we truly inwardly crave.

88% of men and women masturbate, (94% of men masturbate, 83% of women masturbate)

Relationships and sex were made for two people of the opposite gender only. Masturbation is a secret thing and that what captivates many individuals. No one judges them and that’s why it feels acceptable. But masturbation is a sinful fantasy in the mind of lust. It can get addictive and cause problems later on when you engage in real relationships.

26% of millennials include pornography in their sexual activity

Pornography is the number one killer of love. It doesn’t teach it, it diminishes it in your psychology. Pornography reduces the brain’s function to fall in love and that what makes you lose interest in real relationships. You start to fantasize and reality is never satisfying. Bringing pornography into a marriage is the most destructive thing you can do because once everything is done, the lust for more isn’t quenched, the search for a new partner will begin. Someone who can provide more lustful and perverted fantasies. Pornography is the practice of rape and human trafficking.

24% have sex with multiple partners

This increases unfaithfulness and spreads STD’s, causing pain wherever you go. HIV is also the number one killer. You may use protection but even a kiss can spread this sexual disease. The soul ties caused by these interactions can cause adverse effects on your spirituality.

36% are inclined to BDSM

BDSM stands for bondage, discipline, submission and masochism. It is a sexual preference for abuse and torture. Individuals are bound with ropes, leashes, chains, handcuffs, collars, and are assaulted during their sexual activity. It could even go to the point where partners are treated like prisoners or dogs, a series of inhumane actions that people think is pleasurable.

Two people have sex because they love each other. But how do you love someone if they are tied to the bed like a human trafficking victim? How do you love them if you are acting as if you are raping them? How do you love them if you are having a scene of abuse and torture? And we have movies and books like 50 Shades of Grey to make all this seem acceptable. People will follow the trends of the media, participating in acts of abuse and selfish lust. How would you find love in a marriage today?

57% have sexted, 49% have sent naked pictures

Ladies, never send a picture of yourself to a guy. Ever! Don’t send bikini pictures or nude images. If a man asks for that, break off the relationship, and block him. Many guys have asked for this picture and then the girl is blackmailed in the relationship otherwise her pictures will be all over the internet. And once a picture hits social media, it could never be taken off. Your reputation will be ruined for life. If your nude picture is over the internet, there will be a lot of gossip about you and you’ll never find a godly guy because they will stay far from you. If a guy asks you for a picture, ask yourself: why he would want it? Is he going to be lusting after your body when you’re not around? What could he be doing with? Such an ungodly and lustful man should not be in a relationship with you.

Sending lustful text messages and dirty-minded texts will only remove the boundaries of your relationship. Very soon, those expressed thoughts and words will become actions…

51.6% was the increase of orders for sex dolls during the lockdown in February and March.

This is one of the scariest things I’ve heard of. I’m surprised there’s no horror movie based on sex dolls. What could we expect? A demon-possessed sex doll killing people? Reading the article in the YOU Magazine The Future Of Sex page 88-91, the article made me sick to the core. There’s a factory in California that manufactures sex dolls using silicon that feels like skin. You can choose what type of sex doll you want and even get one that could talk to you with AI technology. Slowly, but surely, they are practically replacing the human being and changing the reason why we exist. Why are sex dolls wrong? It’s not love, it’s lust. And it’s the same thing as masturbating. Sex dolls will remove the possibility of love, reduce human interaction, and totally destroy intimacy. Humans have no need for machines when it comes to emotions and desire.

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So in conclusion, please define sex by what the Creator called it to be. People have twisted it, mixed it with other profanities in the blender of perversion, and still have the audacity to call it the same thing. The Bible has it’s standard and instruction regarding sex, we need to follow that instead of what the media says, instead of what depraved minds are lusting after and instead of what Satan wants to use to destroy God’s creation. If you have sinned sexually in the past, there is still redemption in Christ Jesus who came to set the captives free. He alone can provide a godly partner and a godly relationship but you will have to trust Him and include Him in your marriage…

Singleness

In a world that defines your happiness by a significant other, singleness is often seen as a cursed disease by many. Strange enough, the reality of the world today consists of single people hoping to be married and married people wishing to be single. And if you dare to look beyond the two way glass of illusions, you will find truly happy couples and truly happy single people. When it comes to singleness, some have chosen celibacy for the sake of their purpose and others have embraced singleness temporarily until their purpose aligns them to their future partner. It’s no use finding a life partner only to have found purpose afterwards and it doesn’t harmonize with your spouse. That leads to a miserable and unbearable marriage, filled with arguments derived from consistencies.

One should not rush into marriage or into a relationship, the world out there isn’t a bed of roses. So do your best to avoid the thorns. The tragedy of our era is that people don’t know how to love, they haven’t been taught how to and not many are searching for the syllabus. Love is not easy and many have conformed to an easy form of lust that instills selfishness in the hearts of individuals. This is the reason why abuse is so prominent today, gender violence and femicide is rampant in a culture that doesn’t know how to love. According to statssa.gov.za, 25326 divorces were recorded in South Africa in 2016, 44.4% of those divorces occurred in marriages that didn’t even last 10 years.

Marriage cannot be used as an escape from singleness, if we don’t prepare the foundation of relationships effectively, we might revisit it again with much more pain than we had at first…

It is staggering how many single parents there are in South Africa, 80% of single parents are mothers according to singlemotherguide.com. It is sad that we live in a time where fathers seem to be absent, and children grow up feeling unloved. As much as we may seem to ignore its impact, a child without a father or a mother can grow up with many side effects in their psychology. Rejection is one of the first attacks on a child’s mind and that is only the beginning.

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Many relations have unfortunately ended because of abuse and marital unfaithfulness. At the romance period, everything may seem lovey-dovey but once things become clearer in a relationship, individals tend to show who they really are. I have spoken to many women who have been abused and betrayed, resulting in divorce. It breaks my heart how good godly women were dealt with such a dirty card in life but unfortunately that is the world we live in. There are good men out there but there are also the narcissistic kind that controls and manipulates for the sake of sadistic pleasure.

So with all this statistics thrown around, what am I saying? I’m in no way discouraging marriages and relationships, but I am warning people to think clearly before embarking on one. Don’t enter into a relationship without godly guidance and direction. Don’t be quick to rush into someones arms, neither be quick to kiss them. For very soon, souls begin to entangle with each other to the point that the knot is extremely difficult to untie. Weigh the odds, calculate the costs and never involve yourself with someone you don’t want to be with. Sometimes your gut might warn you of red flags, heed the warnings! Don’t be led by your emotions, because even that will change one day.

Singleness is something you don’t want to get back to. Once it is gone, to adjust your life back to it will be extremely difficult and painful. So when you make your transition, make sure that you choose someone who is godly and consistent. Don’t chase after someone who has good looks or knows how to play the game. A player can easily play you and a good looking guy can easily hurt you. I’m not saying they shouldn’t be attractive, but they should have godly substance. You want your marriage to be extravangant, not your wedding…

So think and pray, rationalize and prepare before entering a relationship, and you won’t face the time unnecessary pain. A marriage is about God, not yourself. It’s two godly individuals chasing after God with a common purpose.

Babylon Rising

Now I know that the Bible says that Babylon is fallen in Revelations 18.

Revelation 18:1-3 After this I saw another angel coming down from heaven. He had great authority, and the earth was illuminated by his splendor. With a mighty voice he shouted:

“‘Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great!’
She has become a dwelling for demons
and a haunt for every impure spirit,
a haunt for every unclean bird,
a haunt for every unclean and detestable animal.

For all the nations have drunk
the maddening wine of her adulteries.
The kings of the earth committed adultery with her,
and the merchants of the earth grew rich from her excessive luxuries.”

 

But in order for Babylon to fall, it must rise. And the time of its ascension is now, right before our eyes. As I said before, we must go to the origin of something to find out whether it is good or evil. Babylon began from the tower of Babel. Yes, it all began when they decided to build a tower to the sky and make a name for themselves (Genesis 11:1-4). Why? Because they feared the flood might strike again even though God promised with the sign of a rainbow that he will never destroy the earth again with a flood (Genesis 9:11-15).

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The beginning of Babylon sought to have a sense of independance from God. To be sustained apart from Him, much like todays world. Everyone is chasing something to replace God. Unfortunately, those people get into a trap because nothing can replace the Creator. Nothing in all creation can replace the Most High.

Then we fast forward to the time in Daniel 2 when King Nebuchadnezzar had a dream about a statue. Daniel not only told him the dream but also the interpretation. The statue had a head of gold, chest and arms of silver, belly and thighs of bronze, legs of iron and feet of iron and clay mixed. The interpretation was that the head of gold was Babylon which would only last until the next kingdom (represented by silver) would come and rule the land. The interpretation was that there were three kingdoms that would take over the Israelites land.

But here’s the strange thing that occurred, in Daniel 3, King Nebuchadnezzar ordered that a giant statue of pure gold be made and set up in the sight of all the people. When they made all times of music, everyone had to bow down and worship the image. What was the image? The image of pure gold represented the everlasting kigdom of Babylon! King Nebuchadnezzar completely ignored the warning that came via a dream which stated that his kingdom would soon end. Rather he ordered everyone to worship the illusion that the kingdom would last forever. Nebuchadnezzars actions were a purposeful disregard of Gods words!

This is the Babylon Rising! It is a direct attack on Gods word and His Holy Scriptures. Everything that is evil in this world is not a random shot in the dark but an intentional blasphemy against the Most High. Slowly but surely, lawlessness is spreading like wildfire and the church are accepting it with open arms. There are many things that the church are allowing in that is a direct attack against the scriptures. The modern day church is so ignorant of the bible that they dont even see the attack. Without knowledge, people perish and this is what is making the church so vulnerable to the seductive attacks of the world.

Be on your guard, do not be led astray by the imagery of Babylon. Do not be a part of them rather be apart from them.

2 Corinthians 6:17 Therefore, “Come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you.”
Be separate from the world, stick to the Word. Know the truth, spend time in the truth. Do not be led astray, our redemption is nearer now more than ever. Now is not the time to give up our faith rather it is the time to hold on to Jesus even more. Christ is coming soon. Remember the statue! A rock not made from human hands struck the statue and an everlasting Kingdom shall remain. The Kingdom of Christ is coming, now’s the time to choose a side. You can’t afford to sit on the fence. You can’t afford to be partakers of evil. Come out of Babylon and be separate!

The Story of Jesus

Throughout the old testament, we find that the story of Jesus is portrayed multiple times for our perusal. We find many people who were a type of Christ to give ignorant people a clue of what was to come…

God provided a sacrifice when he tested Abraham.

Genesis 22:13 Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son.

Joseph was a type of Christ. He had a great inheritance waiting for him. He was royalty. However, he was thrown in a pit, sold as a slave, fled temptation only to be falsely accused, jailed and forgotten. All this, just so that he could save Egypt and the surrounding countries from the impending despair of a seven year famine.

Genesis 50:20 You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.

Esther was placed strategically to save a nation.

Esther 4:14 For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?”

 

Then Jesus arrived on the scene. He saved His people, fought for their freedom, loved them, helped the poor and His life transformed them. He resisted temptation when it paid a visit. He became a sacrifice for the people who rejected Him, He lived and died for them.

Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

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But the question is: Does the story of Jesus end there?

Or do we continue to live it? Does it still ring out in our lives? Just like every story in the Bible that proclaimed Jesus, our story must do the same.

Are we resisting temptation? Are we loving others? Are we laying down our lives for the sake of Christ? Do we sacrifice our lives for the sake of Christ? Do we help the poor? Are we there for the abandoned and the forgotten? Do we tell others the Truth? Do we reach out to the lost? Are we rescuing others from the fire that is being heated more every day as the end draws near? Are we the continuation of the story of Jesus?

You have a choice whether His story rings out in every move you make. Others are reading yor story, make sure He’s the main character…