To those who’s names are in the Lamb’s Book of Life...
How far have we as a human race strayed from the path? We need only look at the animal world and compare it with our own to gauge just how far. What separates us from the animals? Intelligence? A soul? No, every animal has a soul [the Hebrew word “nephesh” (soul) appears many times in scripture and is used interchangeably to describe both the essence of man and animals].
And on that ominous day, man’s innocence was destroyed, and that is why Adam hid himself from God. He was no longer clothed in light, but found himself naked, separated from God. He was cursed, hence all of his domain [the earth and everything on it] was cursed as well. But it is man, not the animals who need a Savior, salvation to cleanse the guilt from that one act of disobedience in the garden. The bible says that all creation [including the animals] was put under man’s domain, and thus they share our fate and too must suffer the consequences of our actions.
However, the bible clearly states all creation will also share in the benefits of man’s salvation. At the end of days, when Jesus comes back to separate the wheat from the tares, when He reveals who are His children and who are not, THAT is when all creation (including the animals) will take on immortality, i.e., eternal life. In the meantime, all creation groans for this day [Romans 8:19-23] not just for us, but for themselves as well. Here, read Romans 8:21, in the different translations (below), read them 3 or 4 times until it sinks in. Note Paul doesn’t say “might,” he says “will” and “shall.” In other words folks, animals are waiting for us (those who’s names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life). There’s no question whether all animals go to heaven, however, the bible is clear not all humans will.
[Romans 8:21 amplified version] “That nature (creation) [ktisis] itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and corruption [and gain an entrance] into the glorious freedom of God’s children.”
[Romans 8:21 King James Version] “Because the creature [ktisis] itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.”
[Romans 8:21 New Living Translation] “The creation [ktisis] looks forward to the day when it will join God’s children in glorious freedom from death and decay.”
[Romans 8:21 TR-Greek]* ὅτι καὶ αὐτὴ ἡ κτίσις ἐλευθερωθήσεται ἀπὸ τῆς δουλείας τῆς φθορᾶς εἰς τὴν ἐλευθερίαν τῆς δόξης τῶν τέκνων τοῦ θεοῦ” *[click here for a more in-depth review of κτίσις ktisis]
[Romans 8:21 Latin Vulgate]“quia et ipsa creatura liberabitur a servitute corruptionis in libertatem gloriae filiorum Dei”
How this blatantly clear scripture is ignored by most biblical teachers, and thus their “flocks,” even today is astounding, either it is out of ignorance or arrogance, or both. The truth is that by ignoring this scripture and many other biblical passages that relate to God’s animals has been to our own human demise.
When we ignore all these scriptures it creates an atmosphere where atrocities against mankind like the Black African slave trade and the Holocaust become possible, they were deemed acceptable and justified by those who committed them all under the guise “they’re less than human, they’re just animals.” In each instance, the victims’ status was first reduced to that of an animal, and man having no respect for animals in the first place, resulted in having no limit to their level of atrocities as well. Whether or not these atrocities would have still occurred had we had not ignored these scriptures and respected animals from the start, is a question we will never know the answer to. But one thing is for sure: the justification for these atrocities would never have been deemed justified from the pulpit, and because they were makes them even more atrocious and despicable. An abomination.
One could argue that animals could never fall because they do not possess a “will,” and thus aren’t responsible for their actions. But if you believe the bible as the literal Word of God, this could not be true, because it was the snake who willfully allowed Satan to use him to speak through, to trick and tempt man, and thus bring about man’s fall. The snake himself did not tempt man, but it was Satan who spoke through the snake. And this is why God punished the snake and cursed him [and all his offspring] to crawl on his belly and eat dirt the rest of his life, as he does still to this day. Science further backs this up by the fact that fossil records indicate that snakes did in fact have functioning limbs, including hip vertebre. It’s also important to note that God didn’t just curse the snake, the bible said He SPOKE to the snake, He told the snake he was cursing him because of what he [the snake] had done, [allowing Satan speak through him].
The truth is the bible doesn’t detail all of the instructions God gave to the animals or creation itself. But there are scriptures that detail some of them, especially in the Book of Job, and indicate they [creation] do in fact obey the laws God set in place for them. The Book of Enoch clearly indicates these laws are actual commands from God given directly to the luminaries (stars, sun, moon); and the Book of Jubilees takes it even further when God removed the speech from animals for the offense caused by the serpent in the garden). We cannot simply discount those holy books just because they were not canonized into our current bible, as even Jude, Jesus’ brother, quotes directly from the Book of Enoch; and “The Son of Man” title given to the Messiah throughout the Book of Enoch is used by Jesus to refer to Himself throughout the gospels. However, the bible clearly indicates that we, do not obey God; and that the most important command He gave to man “Do not eat from the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil or you will surely die,” we disobeyed.
But we did not stop there. Now armed with the knowledge of good and evil, we continued along in our path of destruction, fine tuning our disobedience into absolute rebellion to our creator, up to the point where we are now disobeying even the natural laws and boundaries God put in place in the universe. And today’s result? Depravity, decadence, disease, sorrow, and death.
God gave specific rules and guidelines to help man live in harmony on earth in His purpose. He also set laws and boundaries in place to govern the universe in order that life itself could continue according to His purpose and intention. Aside from spiritual and moral laws, there are universal laws, scientific laws; such as gravity, physics, mathematics, geological, and biological. The intention of all God’s laws is perfect harmony with His purpose. Many of these laws man has figured out how to utilize to benefit mankind in harmony with life. But many of these laws man violates, perverts and twists, such as creating bombs that can end life on planet earth all together. Like mischievous children left alone with a chemistry set, we go to work making concoctions that are dangerous and not conducive to life, simply because we can, or for monetary gain, and sometimes simply because we have “fun” or take enjoyment and pleasure from doing so.
Many of these laws man shares with the animals, most specifically biological laws. Man went on to figure out how to violate, pervert and twist those too. It wasn’t enough for man to lie with man, and woman with woman, which even animals know better not to do, but now we rebel against God by surgically changing our genders? People get a hold of yourselves! Get back to nature! The perfect natural order of creation.
You may argue that animals don’t do it only as a matter of survival: My point EXACTLY. Human survival requires procreation [male-female sex pair bonds].
Other perverted acts and atrocities are performed in our highest institutions of learning, i.e, universities, in laboratories, and hospitals. The acts are so heinous they are scripted straight out of HELL itself. They started in alchemist labs, were fined tuned in Nazi camps, and they
continue today, against millions of innocent babies; and this script from hell is also being played out against animals in our “fine universities” and top-secret research centers. These acts of rebellion against God are committed by doctors and [mad] research scientists who have neither cured nor advanced human health one iota as a result. Society may hold them in high regard, but God does NOT. Anyone need only do a little research into Satanic blood sacrifice, sorcery, Faust, alchemy; look at the depictions in books on the subject, and know this is the root of both surgical abortions, and also laboratory “experiments” carried out on live beings [vivisection]. In fact the proper technical scientific term for such a life (human or animal) that is killed during an experiment is “sacrifice.” You, as a believer in the Word of God ought to be able to draw a chilling conclusion from that alone. Both surgical abortions (murdering babies); and vivisection are carried out in a medical setting, and both are performed by doctors. This is further evidenced by the fact that the word “pharmacy” comes directly from “Pharmakeia,” which means “the use of drugs,” and which the bible translates as “sorcery.” It’s no wonder that the biggest source and financier of vivisection is the pharmaceutical drug industry, aka “The Naked Empress.” [MORE ABOUT PHARMAKEIA & PHARMACEUTICAL BULLSHEVIK HERE]
Today’ pharmaceutical drugs are merely synthetic man-made forms of herbs, which God gave to man for food and medicine, for example the periwinkle flower/plant which is used in chemotherapy,
No problem there, except when man disregards the herbs all together and boasts only the man-made synthetic forms are valid and useful, therefore slapping a high $ price tag on them and thus perpetrating a lie. Many people lie sick and in pain in their beds because they cannot afford the heavy price tag of medicinal drugs to get well. But the truth is, that many herbs you can buy at a local health food store can offer the same relief, some even cures. The only difference is that the medical industry won’t make a profit that way and thus the sick person who’s bought into this lie, suffers. Many times needlessly. The fact is that if the medical industry’s true goal was to make people well, it WOULD BE OUT OF BUSINESS. If you will, just think about that for a moment. Yes, there are good doctors, yes, there are good people in the medical industry, but the fact is it’s very foundation rests on FINANCIAL PROFIT which does not have man’s best health interest in mind. If it did, there would be far more God-given medicines and remedies dispensed by our doctors. Many which are very inexpensive and some even FREE.
Other abuses are committed against God’s animals by regular folks like dog-fighting rings and Sport Hunters [who hunt for the “thrill,” not for food], trying to justify it as a “cultural thing.” But it is more of an indication that man does not live in balance with nature, as God intended us to. It is hard to understand why the people that are called by His name, the believers, the ones with the power of prayer through the blood of Christ, the slain Lamb of God, would turn our heads and hearts away; not even bothering to utter a prayer against it. We either don’t want to hear about it or try to justify our actions or ignorance. But there is no justification for it. Christians that participate in these acts [whether against man or animal] can just forget about entering the kingdom of heaven and we are only deluding ourselves if we think otherwise. Remember, God says they are HIS animals. Furthermore, Jesus Himself taught us how to pray “…Thy Kingdom come, Thy Will be done, on EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN.” We must repent, speak up, and stop doing it! A very interesting scripture, interesting because it is never preached in the pulpit and hardly mentioned in bible studies, is Genesis 49:5-7 where Jacob is giving his last words to his sons and he clearly states hurting animals for sport is cruel and furthermore actually uses it in conjunction with murder in regards to their curse:
5 “Simeon and Levi are two of a kind;
their weapons are instruments of violence.
6 May I never join in their meetings;
may I never be a party to their plans.
For in their anger they murdered men,
and they crippled* oxen just for sport.
7 A curse on their anger, for it is fierce;
a curse on their wrath, for it is cruel.
I will scatter them among the descendants of Jacob;
I will disperse them throughout Israel.
*from the original עקר `iqqar (Aramaic) which means to “lame,” or “cripple,” also translated as the verb “hamstring” which means to purposely make cripple.
From these biological laws, both man’s and animal’s societal interaction and survival exists and reflect the adherence or non-adherence to those laws. We need only to compare our society with that of the animal kingdom to put ourselves in check by seeing just how far we’ve missed the mark. We now do things even animals with lesser intelligence know better not to do. So, stop doing them!
And the greatest biblical proof of animals in heaven is that Jesus Christ will return riding on a white horse, with the saints riding on horses with him! AWESOME!
The Rider on the White Horse [Rev 19:11-14]
“Then I saw heaven opened, and a white horse was standing there. Its rider was named Faithful and True, for he judges fairly and wages a righteous war. His eyes were like flames of fire, and on his head were many crowns. A name was written on him that no one understood except himself. He wore a robe dipped in blood, and his title was the Word of God. The armies of heaven, dressed in the finest of pure white linen, followed him on white horses.”
In a world where anything goes as in our present society, how can we possibly get back to the basics? When we have veered so far off course from God’s original purpose, how can we find our way back? Well, one way is to look at nature, specifically the animal world. The animal kingdom as a whole still exists and lives as God intended them to; they’ve broken no natural laws, nor violated God’s intended purpose. They still operate in a manner that is harmonious with nature and harmonious with the survival of LIFE. And the bible states they know His voice and cry out to Him. Man, on the other hand continues to operate in a manner in complete violation and rebellion of life, and hence against God who created him, even denying His existence, even though all creation speaks so very loudly of His Glory, that even an animal knows this.
The bible says that animals cry out to God and know His Voice
There are many debates going on in America and around the world about government, war, killing, murder, capital punishment, criminal punishment, abortion, homosexuality, race and ethnicity, biological engineering, vivisection, medicine and health care, and what our limit of responsibility to others is, where does goodness end and apathy and compromise begin… Man has even perverted the Word of God [the Bible] he no longer takes it literal, deeming the scriptures that don’t fit in with his lifestyle as simply “allegorical.” The pendulum has swung from the very right to the very left. But where’s the middle? Where’s the natural balance? What is natural order, what is unnatural?
We need only ASK THE ANIMALS.
But this is nothing new, the Lord Jesus Himself often used animal analogies when teaching, and many more are documented throughout Holy Scripture, in both the Old and New Testaments. And St. Paul said that all creation speaks of the Glory of God so we are without excuse.
And this is the underlying purpose of this blog.