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John 1:5
And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

Revelations means to reveal... Here you will find the Mysteries and the Secrets of God that have been sealed for over 6,000 years....

1 Corinthians 2:7
But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory

x Unlocking The Scriptures The Secrets of God The Rapture/Spring Harvest of Souls The Abomination Of desolation War China, Russia, Iran, North Korea war against the USA Time Just as the Days of Noah America Israel, And Great Britain In Prophecy The Mark Of The Beast The True Church Homosexuals There Is Nothing New Under The Sun
Answer To An Atheist Evolution Radiocarbon Dating A Fraud Can a Christian Believe in Evolution? Pre-Existence Before The Material Universe Does God Exist? 7 Proofs God Exists The Bible Superstition Or Authority Seven Keys To Understanding The Bible How To Study The Bible How To Understand The Bible How Do We Know We Have The Complete Bible Answers To Questions About Genesis Why There Seems To Be A Gap In The Bible How The Bible Counts A Generation The Bible Verses The Dead Sea Scrolls Should We Use The Old Testament The Hidden Knowledge How Religion Deceives You A World Held Captive The Ark And Noah Weeks Of Daniel The Exile In Stone

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Does God Exist 7 Proofs God Exist What About God Revealed Knowledge Why God Is Not Real To Most People Is God Fair How To Put God First God Was King God's Divorce Is Jesus God Should We Pray To God Or Only To Christ 70 Weeks Of Daniel Was Jesus Really Dead Why Christ Died If You Lived At Time Of Christ Would You Have Believed Him The Mystery Of MELCHIZEDEK Solved What Is Man How God Planned To Reproduce Himself What Led To The Creation Of Man What Is The Soul Why You Are Alive The Incredible Human Potential At Last Revealed Why Humans Were Put On Earth The only real value of a human life Bridging The Gap Between Human Mind And The Ultimate Spirit Composed Sons Of God What Science Can't Discover About The Human Mind Human nature - Did God create it? Human Nature And How A Whole World Is Deceived About It's Origin Why Were You Born You Were Born To Be King The Great Purpose Of Your Life Man To Rule The Universe Your Children - FUTURE GODS If You Were God How Would You Look At The World Today God's Invisible Agents Where Is Enoch And Elijah Lazarus And The Rich Man Can Men Actually Communicate With Departed Spirits? Life After Death Is There life After Death Did God Create A Devil Is There A Hell
God's Holy Days Or Pagan Holy Days List Of Holy Days How Often Should You Partake Of The Lord's Supper Should The Lord's Supper Be On The 14th Or 15th How To Observe The Passover In Your Own Home The Resurrection Was Not On Sunday Does Easter Really Commemorate The Resurrection Easter What Is The Purpose Of The Resurrection? The Plain Truth About Easter The Pentecost How To Figure The Pentecost The Sabbath A Perpetual Covenant Which Day Is The Sabbath Of The New Testament? Why Do You Observe Sunday Neglecting The Sabbath Christmas Should You Celebrate Birthdays Halloween New Years Eve Valentines Day
Is Tithing In Force Under The New Testament Should Christians Tithe Should You Pay Tithes The Man Who Couldn't Afford To Tithe Did You Ever Know Why Money Is The Root Of All Evil Does God Hate The Rich Has Time Been Lost God's 19 Year Cycle Calendar With Holy Days God's Calendar What is a Prophetic Year
The World's Oldest Surviving Inscription Of The Ten Commandments Found In America
Job, Joseph And His Brothers (Israel's Sons) Built The Great Pyramid
The Truth About The Free Masons
Sex God's Great Sex Law Abortion Makeup Are Homosexuals Born That Way Interracial Marriages Why Marriage Polygamy Divorce And Remarriage The Family Breakdown Child Rearing The family - God's Plan For Mankind Conspiracy Against The Family The Surprising Origin Of Modern Education
Pre-Existence Before The Material Universe Does God Heal The Plain Truth About Healing What is Faith What kind Of Faith Is Required Of Salvation Are We Back On Track When We Lost Faith How To Receive Answers To Your Prayers Have Christians Lost Their Power? The Plain Truth About Fasting The Importance Of Fasting Is all Animal Flesh Good Food What Fish And Fowl Are Good For Food The Key To Radiant Health 10 Simple Rules That Lead To Health Why Man Must Suffer
Christ's Gospel Was Suppressed - Not Heard From First Century Until Now! The Startling Revelation Of What Was Christ's Gospel What Is The True Gospel? The Gospel Jesus Taught The Gospel Is Education Choose All About Baptism Baptism By Fire What Do You Mean Born Again Are The Ten Commandments Necessary Were The Ten Commandments Nailed To The Cross Were The Ten Commandments In Force Before Moses The Ten Commandments What Is Salvation What Is The Reward Of The Saved What Do You Mean Reward For Your Works Just What Do You Mean Conversion What Is True Spirituality Conversion Sudden Experience Or Life Long Process False Conversion A Letter From Armstrong To The Newly Converted What Is A Liberal Is It Wrong To Be A Cultured Individual The Old And New Covenant Let God Fight Your Battles The Law, The Catholics, And You Do Christians Sin Education For Life Keep Your Eyes On The Goal How FAR May I Safely Go, In Doing What I Want But Know I Ought NOT? Christianity Is A Growth Process Are You Being Tested How You Can Overcome How To Prevent Sin What Is The Worst Sin How You Could Commit The Unpardonable Sin What Do You Mean The Unpardonable Sin Ending Your Financial Worries The Blessings Of Abundant Living How To Live Life Abundantly The Way Of Life That Causes Success The Seven Laws Of Success Should You Try To Change Others Should You Listen To Others We Must All Speak The Same The True Meaning Of Predestination Is Your Ultimate Fate Decided For You In Advance What Is Friendship What Is Emotional Maturity
Christ's Gospel Was Suppressed - Not Heard From First Century Until Now! The Startling Revelation Of What Was Christ's Gospel The Incredible Human Potential At Last Revealed Pre-Existence Before The Material Universe What Led To The Creation Of Man How God Planned To Reproduce Himself Bridging The Gap Between Human Mind And The Ultimate Spirit Composed Sons Of God Why Today's World Evils Why The Church Just What Do You Mean Conversion Human Nature And How A Whole World Is Deceived About It's Origin Is There Life After Death World Peace And How It Will Come
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Many people see my website has a black background and their heart hardens... THEY THINK IT'S A STRANGE THING... And suddenly their eyes are closed and their ears are sealed... But it is just as you read above... The white fonts are symbolically the beacon of light shining out of the world of darkness (the black background)... And as recorded...."And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness (of their heart) comprehended it not."...

As recorded...
Hosea 8:12
I have written to him the great things of my law, but they were counted as A STRANGE THING.

Others ask Why the eagles... As recorded in Matthew 24:28 and Luke 17:37...
Luke 17:37
"And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together."

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"And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world"
Revelation 12:9

Because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie
2Thessalonians 2:10-11

For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.
Romans 11:32

In this personal article, Youth 85's editor-in-chief tells why he has called himself the most blessed man on earth, and shows how you may taste the joys of real abundant living.

Like the apostle Paul, I feel that I have been the chief of sinners - yet God's marvelous grace has so richly abounded that it seems He has simply lavished on me every blessing that even the loving GOD can bestow!

Business associates, not quite comprehending the spiritual significance or real reasons, admit and marvel at the really happy and enjoyable life I have been granted. They seek the full joys of life. I did, too - once. And as long as I tried to GET and TAKE them, I somehow never had them. Back in my preconversion days in the' magazine and newspaper world, I fought and strove energetically for that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow - the money that would buy happiness and all the good things of gracious living. I sought and struggled valiantly to attain the vanity-pleasing status of being considered important by businessmen.

Yet, somehow, I never quite caught up with the end of that rainbow. For a few years - in my middle and late 20s - I enjoyed considerable financial success - for a young chap under 30.

Even so, I never seemed to get out of debt. My heart was set on material things and on plain vanity - and they just never seemed to satisfy. Neither, incidentally, did the brand of cigarettes whose advertising claimed they satisfy.

You say you couldn't imagine me smoking cigarettes? Well, I couldn't either - NOW more than 60 years later. I remember with a almost a pang of stomach-sickness, the many times I sat at a banquet table, smoking a fine cigar. Why? Vanity. I was a sheep. Others did. I followed.

But did I ENJOY it? Never! What an idiot I was! In my mouth the saliva flows freely on the slightest provocation. A cigar in my mouth started the saliva glands flowing. I was forced to use the napkin for a cuspidor - and even then, it usually made me slightly sick at the stomach. Enjoy it? No!

Those were days of ambition and hustle and striving - but they also were days of frustrations, fears and worries, and an underlying sense of insecurity. Carnality and this world's ways simply never paid off!

Then two successive major business depressions, and circumstances beyond my control, brought three successive total business failures. It was then that a Bible-believing woman, neighbor of my parents in Salem, Oregon, convinced my wife that the Bible enforced observance of the seventh-day Sabbath in this New Testament time of grace! The facts of my outraged reaction at this religious fanaticism have been published many times.

I was unable to talk, reason, argue or threaten her out of her newfound conviction. I was literally angered into my first STUDY of the Bible - to prove to her that all these churches couldn't be wrong - and that the Bible commanded and enforced the observance of Sunday, in this New Testament period.

I sought, wrote for and obtained at the public library every book or booklet possible, purporting to refute seventh-day Sabbath observance. I searched every nook and cranny of the New Testament to find the sanctification, making holy, or command to observe Sunday. It was like hunting for the needle in the haystack - the needle that isn't there! Like the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, I never found it!

Instead, I found that Jesus Christ always kept this day as His custom was, and the apostle Paul kept it as his manner was. I found Jesus gave us an example that we should do as He did, and that we were commanded to walk in His steps - to walk as HE walked. Also that it is Christ IN us who gives hope of glory (by the Holy Spirit), and that He is a changeless Christ - the same today as when He walked the earth in human flesh. I found that the New Testament commands Sabbath observance.

By the way, we have a link explaining in detail what I found on this question in the Bible. It is entitled Which Day Is the Christian Sabbath? I think you might find it interesting, as well as surprising and eye-opening.

Well, Satan may have opened the eyes of Adam and Eve to evil - and then BLINDED the eyes of all of us ever since - but in that study the true Creator GOD opened my eyes to His TRUTH! There it was, staring at me in the Maker's own INSTRUCTION BOOK!

What would people say?

I didn't like it - at first.

What would my business associates say? was the question that came automatically to mind. That's the question that chains most people to the darkness, the curses and frustrations of this world. They seldom give a thought to What would GOD say? They ought to ask, What is CHRIST GOING TO SAY, when I have to face Him in the judgment?

To me, God's truth meant GIVING UP! It meant giving up associates and friends - at least, so I supposed. It meant giving up MY OWN WAY! It seemed like GIVING UP everything I had ever held dear or lived for. It was like GIVING UP my very life.

But then, with God's BIBLE before me, I came to realize that Christ had bought and paid for my life - and it wasn't mine, anyway. God had made the giving up easier by repeated defeats - by reducing to economic poverty. I was only a burned-out hunk o' junk, anyhow. Finally, I did make the surrender - UNCONDITIONALLY! I told God He could have my life, and if HE could make anything out of it, He could have it - I had made only a failure out of it! And I did mean that!

To me, it meant giving up everything I had valued as worth living for. But, you know, we have to die to LIVE - to LOSE our lives in order to FIND THEM! Perhaps, then, I never expected to really ENJOY LIFE anymore. I had sought hard to ENJOY LIFE - and failed. So now I gave it up!

But, actually, that was precisely when I really FOUND IT!

Happiness begins

THAT was when truly ENJOYING LIFE first began!

I remember many a happy, blessed, really ENJOYABLE hour spent in the bare kitchens of financially poor people, studying the Bible with them. It seemed as if the angels were there with us - as, indeed, they were! It was as happy as if the bare, poverty-ridden kitchen had been a gilded king's palace. No - that's wrong, it was not just as happy - it was a thous and times more so!

I began to learn that happiness did not consist of material possessions. Happiness is in the MIND. And, somehow, I had found happiness - real, full, abundant, deep-down HAPPINESS! We didn't have money - but we had inherited the TRUE RICHES!

I was literally plunged into the very work of God. I didn't seek it - God PUT me in, once I yielded wholly to be faithful to His Word. Having a part in God's own work was the greatest joy I had known.

The change came early in 1927. Almost night-and-day Bible study continued. My wife was miraculously healed - even a dumbfounded doctor was forced to admit that. Then I was blessed with my first son. Years later, God tried me to see whether I would be willing to give him up. Struggling in prayer, I told God I was willing - not for a moment believing He would require it of me. But He did.

The first conversions through my preaching came in December, 1930. NEVER had I experienced such joy. Talk about THRILLS! I had experienced thrills at football games, and worldly entertainments - but never anything like THIS!

Blessings piled up on blessings. God opened the powerful DOOR of radio - and the printing press - and finally television in the very smallest manner, at first. But the work grew and grew. More and more conversions followed - dozens, then scores, then hundreds, then THOUSANDS! I expect to have a lot of COMPANY in God's Kingdom, where we shall live FOREVER!

After 28 years of economic poverty - 21 of which had been spent in the joys of God's true blessings - God allowed even a measure of material blessings! This, however, came only after I had learned NOT to set my heart on economic prosperity.

The best is yet to come!

Best of all, we in this great work have the matchless knowledge that we are HEIRS of GOD - and joint heirs with CHRIST - to be BORN INTO GOD'S OWN FAMILY AND SHARE HlS HONOR AND GLORY forever!

But meanwhile, our minds are free from fears and worries. There are never any frustrations! We have been given abiding FAITH, which never fails - and never will! We have ABSOLUTE security! We are allowed high position and authority in GOD'S work, directed personally by the living Jesus Christ. I am privileged to work directly UNDER HIM!

We are kept BUSY. We are privileged to enjoy the physical BEAUTY of (we believe) the two most beautiful college campuses in the world!

We are privileged to ENJOY seeing the almost incredible transformation and character-development spiritually, mentally, morally, emotionally and physically, in hundreds of purposeful college students. We are privileged to lead them, counsel with them in their problems, serve them in many ways.

I wish men of position, and growing success in the world, could realize the REAL SOURCE of true happiness - of real, enjoyable, interesting, happy and abundant LIVING!

Yes, I wish ALL PEOPLE, everywhere, could really enjoy life as much as we do.

And I rejoice in the sure knowledge that, in the very imminent future, Jesus Christ is going to return to this earth in all the supreme POWER and GLORY of the Great GOD, and literally force this whole world to see the TRUE VALUES, and learn the way to all we enjoy now - and MORE!

SURE I'm happy - just brimful and running over with it. I've tried to share a little of it with our Youth 85 readers.

By Herbert W. Armstrong

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