The secret of overcoming the hatred of the wicked is 100% faith in Jesus.
The Lord Jesus said in, Matthew 24:12 "Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, 13 but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come."
The Destruction of the Temple and Signs of the End Times
Matthew 24 Jesus left the temple and was walking away when his disciples came up to him to call his attention to its buildings. 2 “Do you see all these things?” he asked. “Truly I tell you, not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.”
3 As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?”
4 Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. 6 You will hear of wars and rumours of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of birth pains.
9 “Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. 10 At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11 and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, 13 but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come."
If you are now saved, then you must continue to love and obey your Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, or become unsaved.
My Ministry is to everybody.
In my Blog on the 9th October I spoke about 3 groups of people.
1. Those very few people who truly love and obey the Lord Jesus. To them, I seek to encourage and teach.
2. Those many people who truly hate the Lord Jesus and those who love him. To them, I seek to warn and admonish with the aim of turning them away from Satan and towards the Lord Jesus Christ.
3. Those very, very, many people who couldn't care less about the Lord Jesus. To them, the toughest Group, I seek to let the Lord's light of truth shine into their selfish world.
In this Video I seek to show from my Testimony how we can overcome the disasters in this world as we near the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Being a minority for Christ Jesus the Lord
“I want to live a healthy life!”
For as long as humans have lived in groups, this meant a social covenant — conforming to rules set by many to insure mutual survival.
One way or another, health and law have been intertwined for millennia:
A. Don’t poo in a public well — one of the first health edicts along with burial customs
B. Religious food-limiting laws — limiting food born illnesses from decimating communities
C. mandatory immunization — the need for herd immunity
Health and community are mutually entangled. The price of living in a community means giving up certain personal rights:
“the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few or the one”
But this is a delicate balance. As a group, societies have done horrendous thing to individuals in a name of greater good:
A. Taking a right to privacy
B. Forced quarantines, treatment, and sterilization
C. Compulsory rehabilitation
D. Subjugation of women and minorities
Starting about the mid of the last century, the awareness for the need to protect the rights of the few and the one from the many grew in its momentum.
It was striking how the 1943 Abraham Maslow’s Pyramid of Human Needs became an echo for 1948 UN’s Declaration of Human Rights.
In particular, it’s easy to see how the careful construction of Maslow’s
Physical Needs, Security Needs, Social Needs, Psychological Needs, and Societal
Taken from Health, Human Rights, and Maslow’s hierarchy of needs
In 1943, Abraham Maslow published a paper on human motivation: “A Theory of
Human Motivation.” The ideas (and diagram) from that paper have been widely used
Mazlow's Hierarchy of Needs, used under the Creative Commons
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, signed into life by UN General
Assembly on 10 December 1948, just five years after the Maslow’s publication of
Article 25 of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that everyone
is entitled to the right of adequate food (and presumably water is included),
This right to medical care as a universal right of all human beings can be
interpreted to mean many things. For the purposes of the comparison to the
This could be very difficult — breathing can mean clean air and thus imply
environment law limiting man-made pollutants. But how do we define clean? For
Maslow includes “excretion” as one of the physiological need, which could be
interpreted as part of a set of employment rules — providing enough breaks for
Maslow’s Pyramid includes security of body, employment, resources, morality,
the family, health (again), and property as forming the basis of the second
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 3, states that “everyone
has the right to life, liberty and security of person.” While Article 4
While not directly mentioned in Maslow’s Pyramid, torture and cruel and
inhuman treatment from others are clearly in violation of both Physiological and
Article 17, states that everyone has the right to own property which can’t be arbitrarily taken away.
Article 16 protects human rights in relation to having family and provides for equal protection as to marriage, entered with full consent of both parties involved.
Article 23 deals with the rights to work and having free choice of
employment, as well as equal pay for equal work and right to form unions.
Obviously, there are
Article 25 also provides for state assistance in event of “unemployment,
sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in
Friendship, family, and sexual intimacy form the third foundation of Maslow’s Pyramid of Hierarchy of Human Needs.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights provides for friendship, family,
and sexual intimacy via instituting equal rights under the law, Articles 6 and
Friendships and families need equal protection under the law clauses to form
and blossom, for friendship can only form among equals. Protections from
Abraham Maslow defines Esteem as self-esteem, confidence, achievement,
respect of others, and respect by others. While many of the Articles of The
I believe self-esteem, confidence, achievement, and respect of and by others
is a direct outcome attaining full educational potential. This is clearly a very
The top of the Maslow’s Pyramid is composed of self-actualization defined by
morality, creativity, spontaneity, problem solving, lack of prejudice, and
Article 27 provides for the right “to freely participate in the cultural life
of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and
Article 28 stipulates a world where all of the rights outlined in The
Universal Declaration of Human Rights are possible: “everyone is entitled to a
And finally Article 29 outlines the duties of individuals to their communities.
Human Needs versus Human Rights
Abraham Maslow created a hierarchical set of human needs — self-actualization
and esteem require that a person’s physiological needs and safety be met first.
Are the rights outlined by The Universal Declaration of Human Rights passive
or active rights? Dr. Jacques Steyn gave a very good explanation of the
By looking at Maslow’s hierarchical pyramid of needs, it’s clear that some
needs/rights have to be active — right to food and water, to medical care, to
Health and the surrounding needs (access to medicine and food & water and safe environment) is clearly one of the active rights.
The consequence of this is that the disciples finds they are hated by all sides in a conflict of ideals.
This no easy matter for the disciple and they must therefore seek the counsel of the Holy Spirit of God.
John 14:23 Jesus replied, ‘Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My
Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. 24
Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are
not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.
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