A young boy’s Dilemma | BOOK REVIEW

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A Young Boy’s Dilemma Book by Israel Immanuel

What struck me most about this author, is that he is only 12 years old, writing a book at that age is really unheard of in a world where pre-teens are more concerned with being entertained through video games, youtube videos, or the television. His poems are very intellectually stimulating and heartfelt, the loss of his father in ever-present in pages of this book. It packs a punch biblically and is an encouragement for those who have been through and going through.  The sketches in the book are quite beautiful, displaying himself and his parents. I give this book 5 stars out of 5 stars, the best book I have read in a long time. Let’s keep this future Doctor and his family in prayer.

Dilemma 2 – "The Commandments"

1. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
Exodus Chapter 20: 3
 
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World Religions the projenitor of the worshipping of false gods.

And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. Revelation 12:9 KJV

All religions are birthed and shaped by Lucifer himself, the dragon, the devil, has designed masterminded to keep The Most High’s creation in captivity spirit, soul, and body. “The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world that he doesn’t exist.”  When the people of the world, think of Satan, in a red bodysuit carrying a pitchfork with two horns on his head. The bible clearly states from the beginning that Lucifer, Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty. Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down amid the stones of fire. Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. By the multitude of thy merchandise, they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom because of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee. Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee. All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more. Ezekiel 28: 12 -20 King James Version Bible

Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices. 2 Corinthians 2:11

The devices Satan uses to deceive:
1. Religion
2. Unbelief in the True and living God
And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. Exodus 3:14 KJV
3. The Chosen not knowing who they are.

Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Ephesians 2:2 KJV

  We have been tricked into worshipping Lucifer, the fallen one, and the Fall Angels. We must denounce all satanic religions. How art thou has fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weakens the nations! Isaiah 14:12. Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Ephesians 2:2. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. Ephesians 5:11.
Nimrod, the King of Shinar, was, according to the Book of Genesis and Books of Chronicles, the son of Cush, the great-grandson of Noah. He is depicted in the Bible as a mighty leader and hunter. He was the ruler of the time in which “the tower of Babel” was created as a King he was rebellious against the Most High God.  The Tower of Babel. Genesis 11:4-9 King James Version (KJV) And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we are scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.  And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men built. And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined doing. Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech. So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the Lord did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth. Genesis 11:4-9 King James Version Bible. When the ancient tongue was split into various languages, the people divided into multiple religions taught by Nimrod. Reference * The Book of Jasher.
The various Religions around the world are founded under Satan, pagan worship, worship of deities, and worship of fallen angels. Through deception and ignorance, Satan is ruling the world.
You shall have no other gods before Me. You shall not make for yourself an idol or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the surface. “You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing lovingkindness to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments. Exodus 20:3 King James Bible. The Earth is separated by different Gods, many Gods are ruling in this earth. All the Nations and gentiles are idols. The False religions are full of them.

Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Matthew 7:13 KJV

The lists the Gods of the World are still be worshipped today: LUCIFER, PAN, BUDDHA, JUPITER, STERCULIUS, VENUS,  LUCIFER,  PLUTO,  MARS,  BAPHOMET, BACCHUS,  CUPID, HERCULES, KRISHNA, DURGA, GANESHA, TALMUD, and DIANA. Isis the Egyptian goddess of the earth, the worship of this deity is entailed elaborate and exotic rituals. Pan, the Greek god of the mountains, half goat half man. Always carrying the pipes with him, we know today as ‘pan-piphes.’ The God of the Wiccans. Mithras, the god of light from Persia. He has always depicted slaying the sacred bull, and so giving life to the earth. He had many followers in the Roman army. So much so, that he is often referred to as the soldiers’ god. Source: roman-empire.net Other facet related to the Roman Catholic Church is the Greek Orthodox Churches which are united in communion with each other, as well as with the Russian Orthodox Church and other smaller Eastern Orthodox Churches. This church split off from the Roman Catholic Church in 1054. The Eastern Orthodox hold a common doctrine and a common form of worship, and they see themselves not as separate Churches but as administrative units of one single Church. They are notable for their long tradition of iconography (see also: Byzantine art), for their veneration of the Mother of God and the Saints, and for their use of the Divine Liturgy on Sundays, which is a standardized worship service dating back to the fourth century A.D. in its current form. The most commonly used Divine Liturgy of the Orthodox Church was written by Saint John Chrysostom (347–407 A.D.).
REPENT OF YOUR SINS and SERVE THE ONE TRUE AND LIVING GOD, THE MOST HIGH GOD OF ISRAEL. 

2. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the surface: Exodus Chapter 20:4

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Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
6And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments. Exodus Chapter 20: 5-6 KJV

You shall not make any Idols.

Idol worship the birth of  Idolatry

I was watching a youtube video this afternoon which is something I do quite often, but during this particular video in 2 hours I watched many commercials with everyday people as they were worshipping this thing we call a ball. Like a religious fanatic, they were dressed up in weird attire while canting and waving banners or props to celebrate their favorite team as the men were running around the field. The people in attendance yelled and worship the men on the ground. While the rest of the commercials featured women promoting the latest handbag or makeup item.  Idolatry is pervasive through the television and media our eye gates are being perverted. All our attention goes to the entities before us rather it be sports or the home shopping networks. Idolatry is no longer wood, stone, or the golden calf.  Why do we worship things that have no spirit in them? Works of men hands as we carry the weight no help from them. It’s misleading the hearts of people that worship them.

The new forms of Idols:
Sports
Material Possessions
Houses
Cars
Clothing
People
Celebrities
Self Love (Narcissism)
Drugs
Alcohol
Money
Idols of Worship
Pagan gods
Statues made of Stone

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The religious worship of idols.
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Excessive or blind adoration, reverence, devotion, etc.

Society often refers to celebrities as Idols. Celebrity worship syndrome is an obsessive-addictive disorder in which a person becomes overly involved with the details of a celebrity’s personal life. Psychologists have indicated that though many people obsess over glamorous film, television, sport and pop stars, the only common factor between them is that they are all figures in the public eye. The term Celebrity Worship Syndrome is, in fact, a misnomer.

“Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.” Martin Luther King Jr.

Hollywood shapes the idea of what people believe. The views of society are based out of Tinseltown.

And the Oscar (idol) goes to….?

HOLLYWOOD the land of make-believe, was named after the Holly Tree, which is used in Wicca/witchcraft. Through the magic and illusion of Hollywood, the powers-that-be are controlling your thoughts through sorcery and witchcraft.  Acting (in Greek means hypocrite) often called a muse. It is the highest form of lying.  It is founded by demonic illusions and fantasy. Satan is the father of lies, and Hollywood actors aren’t shy in stating that they take a walk on the dark side a time or two. A lot of your famous actors and actresses have admitted to summoning demonic power to deliver a stellar acting performance. Through this, they control your mind while being lead by demonic spirits. The entertainment industry is controlled by demonic influence. We have seen emphatic that the Illuminati, often referred to as Satanists, Luciferians, puppet-masters, the powers that be, or whatever one chooses to call them. They are at the forefront of presage procedures in music, television, movies, games, sports, and other methods to transmit the future,  becoming bolder as we get closer to the Savior coming back. They are bold infiltrating their evil plans and satanic rituals.

According to an article by James Chapman Ph.D. in the Daily Mail, Mr. Chapman states,

“Celebrity worship syndrome is an obsessive-addictive disorder in which a person becomes overly involved with the details of a celebrity’s personal life. Psychologists have indicated that though many people obsess over glamorous film, television, sport and pop stars, the only common factor between them is that they are all figures in the public eye. The term Celebrity Worship Syndrome is, in fact, a misnomer.”

We were not created to honor, admire, respect, look up to, hold in the highest regard or be in awe of celebrities. Our revere should go up to our creator – The Most High. Celebrity-ism is founded on the principle of Satan (who is the prince of this world) coming to the Messiah, offering him the Kingdoms of this world visually. The power of the visual is what Satan uses.

“Then was the Savior led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.
And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungered.
And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.  The Savior said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. Still, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;  And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt falls down and worship me.  Then saith the Savior unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.  Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.” – Matthew 4:1-12 (KJV)

The kingdoms of this world are Satan’s to give to us if we only vow to worship him at the expense of our soul. In Hollywood, the entertainment field, the music industry, the sports industry, the modeling world most of the celebrities have already surrendered their souls to Satan for the glory of his kingdom.
Most well-known celebrities have admitted that they the consult mediums, soothsayers, familiar spirits or demons to help them act bringing their latest role alive or write a script. The celebrities allow themselves to become possessed by the demonic entities while working (so they can deliver their award-winning  performances.) They labor to be rich and famous for having their names in lights, they thrive on the attention, much like a drug addiction but an addiction to fame.  In Hollywood, you are only as big as your last movie. In the documentary “Hollywood Unmasked 2” at the very beginning states, “that Hollywood celebrities are worshipped like gods and goddesses…”

The Creator of the Satanic Bible, Anton Lavey in his book, “The Devils’ Notebook, on page 85-86  marvels in the invention of the television as a tool to infiltrated our minds on a satanic level…

“We can use the TV as a potent propaganda machine. The stage is set for the infusion of true Satanic philosophy and potent (emotionally inspiring) music to accompany the inverted crosses and pentagrams. Instead of holding our rituals in chambers designed for a few dozen people, we are moving into auditoriums crowded with ecstatic Satanists thrusting their fists forward in the sign of the horns. What started as an innocent respite from everyday life has become in itself a replacement for real life for millions a major religion of the masses. Television is the major mainstream infiltration of the new satanic religion. The Television or Satanic family altar has grown more elaborate since the early 50’s from the tiny fuzzy screen to large entertainment centers covering entire walls with several television monitors.”

Beyond the madness involving secular television, the reality is that at the end of the day, it won’t matter how famous, successful, rich, or how many fans you have acquired. Your soul is at hand. The only thing that matters in life are the things you do for the Messiah that will last. So with all the vainglory that you reap for yourself, it will not be worth it in the end.

For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Matthew 16:26 KJV Bible

I have never been enthusiastic about celebrities, nor do I give much thought to them daily. Well, from my research, over 90% of people are celebrity obsessed. They can’t wait to hear what their favorite star is doing.  In fact, the average person spends hours or most of their day ogling their favorite celebrity photographs. They use their iPhone to search google for pictures of their favorite celebrities. They defend the idol against haters or internet trolls.  Looking into their lives and fantasying. Coveting their lives. Desiring to be that celebrity while losing all sense of their own reality. Living vicariously through an idol. In fact, they are only as popular as their last hit show, sold out concert, blockbuster movie, winning game, or highly successful stage performance. This is what you would call “celebrity-ism” The direct worship of a celebrity.  The Most High warns us of having any Gods before HIM. Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Exodus 20:3.

Imagine Rome A.D. 80, the gladiators all booted up, the king of the jungle (lions awaiting there turn), and the Israelite awaiting their fate. In most instances, if my people were defeated, our head was chopped off and used as a ball for the air or the ground. This was the beginning of sports. You might say its all in fun, but little do people know that it is sinister, we were mere entertainment. Just like the Hollywood crowd, the sports industry has its fair share of admirers, back in the Roman days, the Israelite’s head was used as the football, the basketball, and the soccer ball.  Oh, but its entertainment, right?

In the article, Sports Ethics: Lying & Deception in Athletic Competition, it states,

Everyone defends sportsmanship. Ethically it is fundamental to the moral worth of sports. We speak of how athletics teaches loyalty, self-discipline, sacrifice, overcoming odds, and working with others to achieve excellence. At the core, all these attributes depend upon the integrity and the ability to make and keep commitments to oneself and to others. This argument lies at the center of aligning sports with schooling and making it a widespread adjunct to parenting in our society.

Mike Adams in his article on naturalnews.com “Halftime HELL: Satan speaks through Lady Gaga to declare dominion over the Earth,” states,

Superbowl halftime shows are saturated with symbols of satanic rituals and Satan worship.
If you’re not aware that this has been happening throughout Superbowl halftime shows in years past, you are wildly uninformed about the depth and brashness of the Satanic symbolism shoved right in your face during every Superbowl “indoctrination” ritual. The symbols are irrefutably Satanic and linked to Illuminati agendas of human sacrifice, occult power and dominion of the minds of the masses.

Celebrities are not connected to their fans. Think about it, they could cure homelessness in one day with just writing a check. While you are paying for their products with your hard earned money, watching their movies, and endorsing them all day long on the internet, they are laughing all the way to the bank.

Celebrities and mere mortals alike, worship Satan by way of  Baphomet, Baal, Lucifer, the fallen angels, Sun God, Nimrod, Isis,  Jupiter, Juno, Minerva, Vesta, Ceres, Diana, Venus, Mars, Mercurius, Neptunus, Volcanus,  Apollo, Aster, Ganesha with Shiva , Devi, Vishnu, Surya, Lakshmi, Jahbulon, Hare Krishna, Buddha,  Jesus Christ, Zeus, etc. the world over. If I could count the times’ people have tried to engage me into these meaningless conversations about celebrities, I would be the richest woman on the planet. This makes me want to throw up literally because there are so many more exciting topics to expound upon, but I will be the first to admit there is a particular bias for celebrities introduced by the media and magazines. For their glossy perfection but in society, people, in general, take it to a whole different level which is merely mind-blowing to me.  The term “Celebrity” is defined as a famous person: somebody famous during his or her own life, often referred to as a Superstar or a Star. The term “Worship” is defined as to treat somebody or something like a deity to love somebody deeply: to love, admire, or respect somebody or something more significant and perhaps excessively or unquestioningly.
In most cases celebrities are worshipped as demigods, stars or angels .. You might ask yourself, “what do they really contribute to society”? or is that to in the eyes of the beholder? For sure its definitely not rocket science, neither are they changing the world, but their bounty is that they entertain us. People on the average spend hours daily thinking of their favorite celebrity, worshiping, talking about them or trying to emulate their style, makeup, or overall perfection in one way or another. There are good celebrities as well as bad ones, but we have no way of validating them.
In some cases know them personally or have tea or coffee with them at noon. People often forget that the celebrity was once in your shoes an unknown. In this era of social media, youtube, Instagram, Facebook, etc.. we tend to see people arguing various opinions about one celebrity or another among themselves. Their adoring fans can be vicious while encountering people that do share the love of their favorite stars.  Think about all the money you spend that is actually lining the pockets of your favorite celebrity and what are you really getting back.  Before I make a purchase, I often ponder about the star if their names are attached to a brand and how they act toward society and beyond. I think people really need a reality check in terms of celebrities they are really not that important. Society has always been fixated on the beauty of the idols, falling short within their personal beauty, which has profound psychological ramifications on their self-esteem. A celebrity should never be the ultimate example of beauty or inspiration. There are only through the power of persuasion, which is the epitome of propaganda in our society. These people sell their soul for money and fame, through their music and stardom they’re forced to help influence society to live a corrupted life using subliminal messages. Once they used and abused by the industry, they mysteriously die. Now people get all emotional about the deaths of the ones who help build this corrupted world. This makes no sense to me. Selling your soul for money and fame comes with a price tag, there’s no turning back once your time is up in the game. They’ll give you what you want, but in return, it will cost you your life. There’s nothing new under the sun. Satan owns this world, and he will bless his own, the kingdoms of this world are his … “ Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;  And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt falls down and worship me.  Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.” Matthew 4:8-10 KJV Bible
On the spiritual side for those that believe. Don’t underestimate the demonic influence of worldly movies and music. Don’t allow the devil to establish strongholds in your mind. You can’t be entertained by violence, sexual immoralities, deceit, murder, and expect to lead a Holy life. Guard the avenues of your mind. Determine today that I will set no worthless thing before my eyes.  “I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me. A froward heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked person.”  Psalm 101:3-4 KJV Bible

Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
1 John 2:15 KJV

For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the Lord made the heavens.
Psalm 96:5 KJV

First, we worship at the altar of materialism, which feeds our need to build our egos through the acquisition of more “stuff.” Our homes are filled with all manner of possessions. We build bigger and bigger houses with more closets and storage space to house all the things we buy, much of which we haven’t even paid for yet. Most of our stuff has “planned obsolescence” built into it, making it useless in no time, and so we consign it to the garage or other storage space. Then we rush out to buy the newest item, garment, or gadget, and the whole process starts over. This insatiable desire for more, better, and more new stuff is nothing more than covetousness. The tenth commandment tells us not to fall victim to coveting: “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor” (Exodus 20:17). The Most High doesn’t just want to rain on our buying sprees. He knows we will never be happy indulging our carnal desires because it is Satan’s trap to keep our focus on ourselves and not on Him.

Second, we worship at the altar of our own pride and ego. This often takes the form of obsession with careers and jobs. You have the big house but never get to enjoy it working 60 -80 hours per week. Millions of men—and increasingly more women—spend 60-80 hours a week working. Even on the weekends and during vacations, our laptops are humming, and our minds are whirling with thoughts of how to make our businesses more successful, how to get that promotion, how to get the next raise, how to close the next deal. In the meantime, our children are starving for attention and love. We fool ourselves into thinking we are doing it for them, to give them a better life. But the truth is we are doing it for ourselves, to increase our self-esteem by appearing more successful in the eyes of the world. This is folly. All our labors and accomplishments will be of no use to us after we die, nor will the admiration of the world, because these things have no eternal value. As King Solomon put it, “For a man may do his work with wisdom, knowledge, and skill, and then he must leave all he owns to someone who has not worked for it. This, too, is meaningless and a great misfortune. What does a man get for all the toil and anxious striving with which he labors under the sun? All his days, his work is pain and grief; even at night, his mind does not rest. This, too, is meaningless” (Ecclesiastes 2:21-23).

Third, we idolize mankind—and by extension ourselves—through naturalism and the power of science.  Science is basically based on theory. This gives us the illusion that we are lords of our world and builds our self-esteem to godlike proportions. We reject the Most High’s Word and His description of how He created the heavens and the earth, and we accept the nonsense of evolution and naturalism. We embrace the goddess of environmentalism and fool ourselves into thinking we can preserve the planet indefinitely when the Most High has declared the earth has a limited lifespan and will last only until the end of the age. At that time, He will destroy all that He has made and create a new heaven and new earth. “But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare. Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives as you look forward to the day of the Most High God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. But in keeping with his promise, we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness” (2 Peter 3:10-13). As this passage so clearly states, our focus should not be on worshipping the environment, but on living holy lives as we wait eagerly for the return of our Lord and Savior, who alone deserves worship.

Finally, and perhaps most destructively, we worship at the altar of self-aggrandizement or the fulfillment of the self to the exclusion of all others and their needs and desires. We eat and live for pleasure. (Dilemma 7 in my book) Even if we know that it will eventually kill us. This manifests itself in self-indulgence through alcohol, drugs, and food. Those in affluent countries have unlimited access to alcohol, drugs (prescription drug use is at an all-time high, even among children), and food. Obesity rates in the U.S. have skyrocketed, and childhood diabetes brought on by overeating is epidemic. The self-control we so desperately need is spurned in our insatiable desire to eat, drink, and medicate more and more. We resist any effort to get us to curb our appetites, and we are determined to make ourselves the god of our lives. This has its origin in the Garden of Eden where Satan tempted Eve to eat of the tree with the words “you will be like the Most High” (Genesis 3:5). This has been man’s desire ever since—to be the Most High and, as we have seen, the worship of self is the basis of all modern idolatry.

We worship ourselves…All idolatry of self has at its core the three lusts found in 1 John 2:16: “For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.” If we are to escape modern idolatry, we have to admit that it is rampant and reject it in all its forms. It is not of God, but of Satan, and in it, we will never find fulfillment. This is the great lie and the same one Satan has been telling since he first lied to Adam and Eve. Sadly, we are still falling for it. Even more,, unfortunately, many churches are propagating it in the preaching of the health, wealth, and prosperity gospel built on the idol of self-esteem. But we will never find happiness focusing on ourselves. Our hearts and minds must be centered on God and on others. This is why when asked what the greatest commandment is, Jesus replied, “Love the Lord you’re the Most High with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind” (Matthew 22:37). When we love the Lord and others with everything that is in us, there will be no room in our hearts for idolatry.

Reference: https://www.gotquestions.org/idolatry-definition.html

3. Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. Exodus Chapter 20:7 KJV

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I was always taught that taking the Most High’s name in vain was by swearing or using it in the place of the infamous “F” bomb. I must admit that I don’t cuss or swear on any level and I have learned to give the Most High the Praise, that he and he alone is worthy of it. When taking his name in vain, we are not giving him the glory that he deserves which is more damaging.
Due to the greatness and glory of the name of the God of Israel, the Most High. The use of the Most High’s name should not bring dishonor to HIM. A person that using his name in vain is breaking one of the 10 commandments and will be held accountable. Even taken his name in an oath or vow can be devastating. We have to respect the name of the Most High in our words, actions, and deeds.
“As in Our Father who art in heaven hallowed be thy name,” as the Messiah stated in Matthew 6:9 KJV.

4. Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work:
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But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it, thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:

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For in six days, the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day and hallowed it. Exodus Chapter 20:8 -11 KJV


Keeping the Sabbath Day

Now this commandment poses a problem for most people that want to shop, go out to eat, wash their cars or fulfill all their fleshly desires on Saturday which is the actual Sabbath the seventh day of the week, not Sunday the first day of the week as most follow. It takes a real commitment, but it is required by the Most High God, for it is a sign of his faithful people to him. Friday sundown to Saturday sundown.

The attack on the Sabbath

The Catholic Church Claims:

“The Pope has the power to change times, to abrogate laws, and to dispense with all the things, even the precepts of Christ.” — Decretal De Transtat, Espiscop. Cap

“The church is above the Bible, and this transference of Sabbath observance from Saturday to Sunday is proof positive of the fact.” Catholic Record London Ontario, September 1, 1923

“Perhaps the boldest thing, the most revolutionary change the church ever did happen in the first century. The holy day Sabbath was changed to Sunday… not from any directions noted in the scriptures, but from the church’s sense of its own power. People who think that the scripture should be the sole authority should logically become 7th Day Adventists and keep Saturday holy.” — Saint Catherines Catholic Church Sentinel, May 21, 1995

Keep the sabbath day to sanctify it, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee. Deuteronomy 5:12

The Archbishop of Baltimore James Cardinal Gibbons, also a Catholic educator 1877, died in 1921 stated in his book, The Faith of our fathers’ page 89, â€śYou may read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and you will not find a single line authorizing the sanctification of Sunday. The Scriptures enforce the religious observance of Saturday, a day which we never sanctify. The Catholic Church correctly teaches that our Lord and His Apostles inculcated certain important duties of religion which are not recorded by the inspired writers…We must, therefore, conclude that the Scriptures alone cannot be a sufficient guide and rule of faith”  Even he had to acknowledge that the Sabbath is on the 7th day (sundown to sundown), but he still chose to ignore it.

Sabbath in Friday sundown to Saturday sundown which is a complete day (7th day)

Early believers kept the Saturday as the Sabbath until March 21, 321 CE when Pope Constantine passed a law requiring believers to worship on Sunday, the day Pagans worshipped the sun-god. Believers still kept Saturday as the Sabbath until another law was passed eleven years later. This law signed into a decree by Pope Constantine forbid believers to worship on the Sabbath (Saturday), and it was punishable by death by the Catholic Church. Many believers were burned alive and put to death because they chose to Obey the Laws and Commandments of Yahuah instead of the worthless traditions of men.

5. Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. Exodus Chapter 20:12 KJV

This is one with promise, that if you honor your father and mother, your days will be long on the earth. Some people are mistaken when they hear this commandment, some might think that it means for you to follow devilish parents and follow them to the pits of hell, but that is not so because the Most High warns if you love mother or father more than him, you are not worthy of being with Him.
So what is the true meaning of this statement? Clearly, it is stating that we are to appreciate our parents and value their wisdom?  As a child, we obey them by excepting their authority over us. We always are to treat them with respect, not talk to them in an angry tone or language. To honor is an acknowledgment with all due respect.

 For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death. Matthew 15:4 KJV

6. Thou shalt not kill. Exodus Chapter 20:13 KJV

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 Our ancestors for centuries were subjected to the captivity of many nations on earth. In the Americas they were in slavery while being beaten, punished, raped, killed, and slaughtered for years at the hands of our slave masters who justified their ruthless deeds from the Bible, I guess they forgot the part in the Bible that states, “Thou Shalt not Kill.” 

The shedding of innocent blood, taking matters in your own hands in a fit of rage, taking the life of another person with a cause or without. Repent!!! Keep the Most High’s commandments! 

7. Thou shalt not commit adultery. Exodus Chapter 20:14 KJV

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Flee adultery, committing an act of having sexual relations with someone when you are married to someone else. Do not look at, entertain, spend time with no person that is not your wife or husband.

And the man that committeth adultery with another man’s wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death. Leviticus 20:10 KJV

Marriage is not to be taken lightly before you marry anyone, seek the Most High and let him lead you. Many look good on paper but the Most High knows the heart of the individual. Keep yourself pure from sexual sin while you wait on the Most High. Marriage is one of the greatest mysteries yet one that is taken lightly. Getting married is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make, one that needs the urging and direction of the Most High. He knows the purpose and destiny and how to join you with. How can anyone begin to even speak on marriage or try giving counsel on marriage without first having a complete understanding and the complete comprehension on what a real biblical marriage is according to Scriptures? Biblical marriage is when the two bodies or flesh has now become one, by being on the same accord and having the same purpose, character, commitment, and understanding of the Most High God of Israel who created the covenant in the garden of Eden.

8. Thou shalt not steal. Exodus Chapter 20:15 KJV

Got your hands caught in the cookie jar again? 

The desire and act of stealing what belongs to another person.
Repent!!

9. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. Exodus Chapter 20:16 KJV

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A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who breathes out lies will not escape. Proverbs 19:5 KJV
There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers. Proverbs 6:16-19
A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who breathes out lies will perish. Proverbs 19:9
Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another. Ephesians 4:25

10. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy neighbor’s. Exodus Chapter 20: 17 KJV

The world entices you with the lure of brand names, especially those high-end designer logos like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Chanel or Hermes. Your quest to be as “The Joneses” down the street with their lavish lifestyle will drive you to the point of coveting his pretty wife, his lifestyle, and his material goods.  The promotions via billboards, television promotion, and following the Joneses all perpetuate this behavior. The lust of wanting to be seen as more than you really are. This society is based on what you have and what you look like. This attitude dictates and unrealistic notion of success. This is a fantasy mirrored by Hollywood. It’s not only that the more you care about impressing other people with your appearance, the more likely you will overspend. In fact, the more focused you are on your own thoughts, feelings, and impressions you make on others, the more you’ll seek outwardly-recognizable status symbols like handbags and overpriced clothing. The EGO is the ringleader with this disorder, the thrill to maintain a different reality, the reality that goods will make you happy. It is all vanity, as King Solomon stated in the bible. Vanity goes beyond just looking fabulous for others, it is about the praise and self-admiration that comes along with this behavior. We are to never think more highly of ourselves. This brings me to the theory by Leon Festinger in 1954, which centers on the initial belief that there is a drive within individuals to gain accurate self-evaluations. The theory explains how individuals evaluate their own opinions and abilities by comparing themselves to others in order to reduce uncertainty in these domains and learn how to define the self. Following the initial theory, research began to focus on social comparison as a way of self-enhancement, introducing the concepts of downward and upward comparisons and expanding the motivations of social comparisons. The downward social comparison is a great coping process because it allows you to view a bad situation by looking at others who are worse off than you (poorer, less attractive, more stressed) and concluding that things aren’t really so bad. An upward social comparison can cause you to berate yourself unnecessarily because you feel that you’re being outdone by your neighbors, comrades, family, co-workers, and Instagram-youtube-facebook friends. Your (EGO) desire to impress people that could care less about, but not realizing that this disorder can promote psychological disorders. At the end of the day is it really worth gaining the whole world than losing your soul? Material things or what others have don’t matter at the end of the day be thankful for what you have.

The answer is to repent of your sins, seek the Most High God of Israel, and keep His commandments.

“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.” Ecclesiastes 12:13 KJV

The Perfect Human Face

 What are the Prerequisites of having a beautiful face? 1. The Contrast and vividness of Skin Color. What combinations that are more intensified from dark skin to light skin?  Most faces with bright eyes, darker skin presents a vivid contrast – Faces with light skin and dark eyes give a striking contrast. Dark eyes with Dark skin the difference is intensified by color, Light skin with bright eyes is increased by receding light tones. Your skin is the canvas on which your facial features translate its beauty. 2. The congruence of facial features in the front of the head where the eyes, nose, lips, chin, cheeks, forehead all in alliance with each other giving a staggering computation of facial beauty in a combination of aesthetic perfection in harmony together. It is your facial features that make your face attractive, not your skin color.  3. The Symmetry (1.618) in numbers, the Greeks believed that perfect symmetry was responsible for the attractiveness of a face, and that attractive faces were closer to the beauty ratio of 1.618.   Universal Attractiveness. That brings me to what is “Universal Attractiveness” which is determined through nations, cultures, and eras which is common denominators in both female and male attractiveness- Females: big eyes, small nose, full lips, narrow jaw line, youthful appearance, thick hair, and hourglass figure.  Males: thick Eyebrows, little eyes, a more large nose, tanned skin,  prominent jawline, and a V-shaped body.  Even with defining what is really beautiful, it is a fact that beauty is Subjective. It is based on opinions or feelings rather than on facts or evidence. This subjectivity can translate into the phrase “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” this analogy goes far beyond theory where science bases beauty strictly on the approach the eye gate is the final verdict on what it viewed as physical attractiveness through personal thought, reasoning or cultural influence. In general, beauty is beauty, but aesthetic attractiveness can be different many things are perceived as beautiful can vary from place to era and culture.  


Genetics. 

Let’s face it we can’t choose our parents, so genetics definitely play a part in what we look like. Genetics is what we inherit from our parents or grandparents. Our eye color, skin color, even the size of our feet are related to a genetic thread passed to us through our genes. Genetics is the study of genes, heredity, and genetic variation in living organisms. It is generally considered a field of biology. Biology. The science of heredity, dealing with resemblances and differences of related bodies resulting from the interaction of their genes and the environment. Genes – the basic physical unit of heredity; a linear sequence of nucleotides along a segment of DNA that provides the coded instructions for synthesis of RNA, which, when translated into protein, leads to the expression of hereditary character. Genetics definitely plays a part in how attractive we are.
Every FACE on the planet has at least one attractive feature, that is not an opinion, assumption, or personal belief.

What is it about a face (the archetype of beauty) that makes you want to look at it intently, judge its attractiveness, and analyze every feature? The pulchritude of perfection is the face which is definitely the frontline of beauty, your advertisement, your selling point it is considered the most beautiful most alluring part of the body, even more so, than the human body. Over 82% voted (www.theperfecthumanface.com) having a pretty face is more desirable than a nice toned body. There are features of the face that contributes to its overall attraction:

The Eyes

The window of the soul. The eyes are the most durable emotion conveyor of the entire face they project deep emotion, whether sadness or empathy, sincere interest, sensuality, innocence, or project a particular flirtatious nature. The pigmentation of the iris varies from light brown to black, depending on the concentration of melanin in the iris pigment epithelium.
The Eyelashes
The Eyelashes these tiny long fibers that stick from our eyelids can make your eyes more alluring while giving you a very youthful look that beautifies the eyes.
The Eyebrows 

The eyebrows define the eyes as the umbrella of the eyes; they represent the whole look of the eye. The eyebrows are the most defining part of the overall look of the face, especially the sight. The eyebrow is an area of thick, delicate hairs above the eye that follows the shape of the lower margin of the brow ridges.

The Nose

A nose must reflect overall harmony and proportion concerning the other features on the face as a whole; it is the centerpiece of the face. The right nose shape is highly coveted part of the face. The visible part of the human nose is the protruding from the real face it bears the nostrils which are needed for the sense of smell. The shape of the nose is determined by genetics. It distinguishes people apart from cultures.

The Lips

The most beautiful part of the face it defines the sexuality of the face a strong focal point as the human eye. Full lips are much to be desired for a beautiful look. Lips are a visible body part of the face. Lips are soft, mobile, and serve as the entryway for food and drink as well as a way to communicate. Human lips are a tactile sensory organ and can be erogenous when used in kissing and other acts of intimacy.
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The Cheeks

They contour the entire face, they are the structure that holds the face together when cheeks are defined or full, in some faces, they are more defined.
The Chin or Jawline
Rounded jawline in men are universal and consider most attractive, in the female a small chin is much to be desired and most beautiful. The jaw is the lowermost part of the face. It tends to be more pointed and triangular in human females, while more square shaped in human males.
The Neck
The grand part that holds up the face, it is lengthy in statue utterly divine in its objective to support the look. The neck is the part of the body that distinguishes the head from the chest and shoulders.
The Beauty Characteristics of the Nations

Ancient Egyptian beauty Queen Nefertiti was like no other with her long braided hair that framed her head, exquisite bone structure, her deep dark eyes lined with black kohl eyeliner, cafĂ© au lait skin color, symmetrical face, and a long neck. Nefertiti was the essence of Egyptian beauty. In Greek mythology, the presence of beauty far leads us, mortals, back to a time where ancient Greek beauty often veered as demigods. Popular statues like “ the Judgment of Paris”, in Greek mythology was the first beauty contest which featured the three most beautiful goddesses of Olympus–Aphrodite, Hera, and Athena–for the prize of a golden apple addressed to “the fairest” , Paris was called to judge the three goddesses, the first beauty contest. This contest closely mimics that of today beauty pageants. Every nation, people. Or race. Has its distinctive patterns of features that make them unique and recognizable to the populous. There are no two people alike, like our fingerprint and eyeball patterns we are all different. Our uniqueness was created by the Most High God

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Africans/Blacks:
Have the most profound features of all they literally gravitate from the face Blonde to Black Hair, Skin tone Light brown to dark brown, any eye size or shape or color, medium to thick lips, more full or low bridged noses, some smaller noses in different parts of Africa. Some.
Middle Eastern:
Any hair color type, Any eye color, Skin tone Pale to brown, thin to full lips, and High or low bridged noses.
Asians:
Monolid eyes make them unique have brown to thick black hair, monolid /double eyelid small brown/black eyes, Skin tone pale with yellow undertones to dark sandy brown, thin to medium lips.
Latinas (South America, Mexico, Puerto Ricans):
Facial features are dominant any hair color, texture thickness, Any eye shape or color, skin tone light tan to medium brown, Thin to medium lips, low bridged noses.
Aryan-Nordic Caucasians Descendants of Europe, or white people:
Skin is most coveted around the world by default Skin color is pale very fair- pinkish in tone, All eyes light colors to brown, Small straight low bridged noses or high bridged, Thin lips predominately, Hair is straight predominately.
Native American Indians:
The Nose is defined Skin type literally is light brown skin to dark, The skin color is not red, as is popularly supposed, but varies from very bright to dark, dark brown eyes, prominent cheekbones, and straight black hair.
Arabs:
The Nose is the most distinguishing feature of their face Skin type is light to medium brown, dark to bright eyes, high bridged long nose, and thin to medium lips. Indians: Skin type light to dark brown, high bridged noses, any eye color, and small to full lips.
Hawaiians, Polynesians, Samoans, Melanesians:
Clubby cheeks Skin type light to dark brown, flat more full – low bridged nose, hair color blonde to dark, and any eye color.
Aborigines:
Tan skin is perfect light to dark skin, low bridged broad noses, hair blonde to dark, any eye color but prominently dark eyes, and thin to full lips. 

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Women:
Youthful appearance
Big eyes
Full lips
Low waist to hip ratio
Full Breasts
Ample backside
Men:
Thick eyebrows
Symmetry
Facial Hair
Prominent jawline
V-shaped torso
Muscular physique and Tan Skin
Facial Features from around the World:

1. Whites: Any eye color, any hair color, skin color ranging from pale to tan, thin lips, Slim to long noses.

2. Blacks/Africans: Blonde to Black Hair, Skin color Light brown to dark brown, any eye size or shape or color, medium to thick lips, wider blunt noses.

3. Latinas: Any hair color, texture thickness, Any eye shape or color, skin tone light tan to medium brown, Thin to medium lips, low bridged noses.

4. Asians: Brown to black hair, monolid/double eyelid small brown/black eyes, Skintone pale with yellow undertones to dark sandy brown, thin to medium lips.

5. Indians/Native American Indians: Brown to black hair, Any color eyes, Skin color Pal to dark brown, small to full lips, High bridged hook noses.                

6. Arabian/or Middle Eastern: Any hair color, any color eyes, skin color beige to brown, thin to full lips, High or low bridged noses.

Face Shapes

Our appearance is what makes us unique as individuals. Even though we are unique, specific characteristics such as jaw placement and forehead shape determine face shape. There are six different face shapes: Oval face shape, Heart-Shaped face shape, Pear-Shaped face shape, Square face shape, Round face shape, and Long face shape. 1. Oval Face Shape: This is considered the perfect face shape because it is symmetrical. An oval face shape will have more full cheekbones and then narrow down to the jawline and chin. Oval face shape will also be narrow up towards the forehead.2. Heart-Shaped Face Shape: A Heart-Shaped face is very unique. It will be broader at the forehead and then taper into a small, narrow chin. This face shape is called Triangle Shape. 3. Pear-Shaped Face Shape: A Pear-Shapes face will be more full at the cheeks and jaw but have a narrow forehead.4. Square Face Shape: A Square look is widespread. It will be equally full at the forehead, cheeks, and jawline. 4. Square Face Shape: A Square face is ubiquitous. It will be equally full at the forehead, cheeks, and jawline. 5. Round Face Shape: Round face shapes are fuller and will usually look younger than they are. It will have around the forehead and a rounded chin, with wide, full cheeks. 6. Long Face Shape: A Long face shape is similar to an oval face shape but has higher cheekbones and a high forehead.

Perfect Faces

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Perfect Eyes

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Perfect Noses
 Another prominent part the Perfect Human Face is the “Nose” which vary from broad, flared nostril types associated with Indian noses, blunt noses or wide flat noses associated with Africans or blacks, high bridged or low bridged related to middle eastern or Arabs, and the straight small keen noses related to Asians, and some Caucasians. 
Perfect Lips

Perfect Faces

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Societies today adorn their faces with makeup, the process of hiding facial imperfections or flaws but also An adornment is generally an accessory or ornament worn to enhance the beauty or status of the wearer. They are often worn to embellish, enhance, or distinguish the wearer, and to define cultural, social, or religious status within a specific community. When worn to show the economic situation, the items are often either rare or prohibitively expensive to others. Adornments are usually colorful and worn to attract attention. Facial Adornment could be for any country, traditionally or otherwise, or even the topical tattoo to enhance the skin’s appearance, or maybe the wearing of jewelry to enhance what the creator, the Creator has given us genetically.

They have a long history, around the world, from feathers or bone to modern accessories, such as jewelry. Items of adornment are also used by warriors, and by other members of the military to show rank or achievement. Either way, to each as own when in terms of any facet of adornment. I know in the east, the wear of tiaras, crowns and other symbols for a profession of royalty, as is in India, the wear of nose earrings, is quite common. In Africa, a lot of tribal rituals involve face paint. In most societies, the wearing of makeup from foundation to the coloring of eyelids is quite common to enhance the beauty of the face and eyes. So throughout the world, there is a form of facial adornment conducive of the times, cultures, customs, traditions, and societies. The facial decoration is in the styles of makeup, earrings, paint, tattoos, and other facial ornamentation.