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Pastor’s Letter, February 20, 2021

 

 

                                                Space Aliens -

           Cheap Counterfeits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alien on the Loose          Autopsy Performed on Captured Space Alien            Aliens in High Places                                 Coming to a town near you?         How do we know if this one is really dead?                          Are some in your family ?                                             

 

  Amazingly, many people are enamored with Space Aliens. Why? Is it that space aliens are a superior race? Do they supposedly dart around the Earth in advanced UFOs to spy out defiant earthlings who may fight them for control of the planet?

      Some people fantasize a futuristic society complete with space travel accompanied by new scientific inventions and they hope that aliens will introduce that technology to this world. More than this, other people on earth have hoped that space aliens would save earthlings from themselves. Yet others envision space aliens as coming as invaders to take this earth over…..but.. somehow none of these things have happened.

      In the late 60s Frank Edwards wrote and published a book entitled “UFOs – Serious Business” which drew much attention. In his book he claimed that space aliens would make overtures to various world leaders. Obviously other material has been written on the subject of space aliens but so far, no one has been able to convince most people that they even exist.

 

                          Oh, Would People ever be Shocked if they only knew…

      However, did you know that the Bible does talk about beings from outer space? It is indeed true but God is not talking about anemic looking aliens on flying saucers. Through the pages of the Bible God reveals that there is a force of billions of beings in outer space that assist God in managing the affairs of the universe. We identify them in the Bible as spirit beings or angels.

      As an example, God created billions of angels that work with Him. As the book of Psalms and the book of Revelation illustrate, millions of them are musical and play harps, blow wind instruments and sing in perfect harmony. Some move with great power. (Isaiah 6:4 Isaiah 6:4And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke.
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) As also described in the book of  Revelation, these spirit beings generate a lot of noise when they signal monumental events that subsequently take place. (Revelation 8:6-13 Revelation 8:6-13 [6] And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound. [7] The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast on the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up. [8] And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood; [9] And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed. [10] And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell on the third part of the rivers, and on the fountains of waters; [11] And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter. [12] And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise. [13] And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the middle of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabitants of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!
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and I Thessalonians 4:16)

      According to Hebrews 1:14 Hebrews 1:14Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?
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, these individuals who dwell at God’s throne or in other assigned locations are servants to humanity…a total contrast from the idea that they are space aliens lurking on earth seeking to take it over or exploit certain earthlings.    

     

  

 

 

 

 

                                   Powerful Influence & More Than A Match for Space Aliens                   

      It may be that you have been at times protected by these “aliens” They really are some of our best friends. They vividly grasp God’s plan of salvation and rejoice when God’s people repent (Luke 15:10 Luke 15:10Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repents.
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). On occasion, they intervene to help us (Acts 12:7-10 Acts 12:7-10 [7] And, behold, the angel of the Lord came on him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands. [8] And the angel said to him, Gird yourself, and bind on your sandals. And so he did. And he said to him, Cast your garment about you, and follow me. [9] And he went out, and followed him; and knew not that it was true which was done by the angel; but thought he saw a vision. [10] When they were past the first and the second ward, they came to the iron gate that leads to the city; which opened to them of his own accord: and they went out, and passed on through one street; and immediately the angel departed from him.
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and II Kings 6:15-17). At times they are messengers (Matthew 1:20 Matthew 1:20But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the LORD appeared to him in a dream, saying, Joseph, you son of David, fear not to take to you Mary your wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
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and Daniel 10:9-21 Daniel 10:9-21 [9] Yet heard I the voice of his words: and when I heard the voice of his words, then was I in a deep sleep on my face, and my face toward the ground. [10] And, behold, an hand touched me, which set me on my knees and on the palms of my hands. [11] And he said to me, O Daniel, a man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak to you, and stand upright: for to you am I now sent. And when he had spoken this word to me, I stood trembling. [12] Then said he to me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that you did set your heart to understand, and to chasten yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I am come for your words. [13] But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, see, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia. [14] Now I am come to make you understand what shall befall your people in the latter days: for yet the vision is for many days. [15] And when he had spoken such words to me, I set my face toward the ground, and I became dumb. [16] And, behold, one like the similitude of the sons of men touched my lips: then I opened my mouth, and spoke, and said to him that stood before me, O my lord, by the vision my sorrows are turned on me, and I have retained no strength. [17] For how can the servant of this my lord talk with this my lord? for as for me, straightway there remained no strength in me, neither is there breath left in me. [18] Then there came again and touched me one like the appearance of a man, and he strengthened me, [19] And said, O man greatly beloved, fear not: peace be to you, be strong, yes, be strong. And when he had spoken to me, I was strengthened, and said, Let my lord speak; for you have strengthened me. [20] Then said he, Know you why I come to you? and now will I return to fight with the prince of Persia: and when I am gone forth, see, the prince of Grecia shall come. [21] But I will show you that which is noted in the scripture of truth: and there is none that holds with me in these things, but Michael your prince.
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) and sometimes they are given responsibilities to administer God’s punishment (Genesis 19:11-13 Genesis 19:11-13 [11] And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door. [12] And the men said to Lot, Have you here any besides? son in law, and your sons, and your daughters, and whatever you have in the city, bring them out of this place: [13] For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the LORD; and the LORD has sent us to destroy it.
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). In every case, angels that obey God always act in the best interests of the Creator and the created. The alleged space aliens displayed at the beginning of this letter are merely cheap imitations of real servants from outer space, including the greatest extraterrestrial being from outer space, Jesus Christ. Let us appreciate the statement included in a recent advertisement, which says: ‘Accept no decoys’.

                                                            

 

      Please take the time to read Victor Kubik’s letter to the brethren (sent earlier) that steers our focus to the Passover season. As he says, we obviously intend to plan for and take the Passover very seriously but need not go to the extreme of smothering ourselves with self-criticism.

      We have completed our Bible Study journey on tracing the Church of God from Apostolic times to present day. I think that such coverage should enable brethren to be anchored to certain critical lessons that sometimes are lost on so many brethren.

      Our next Bible Study focus will be on Jeremiah, his life, struggles and accomplishments as well as what God inspired him to predict for the future.

 

LOCAL ACTIVITY

 

Ft. Myers:   Last week we were able to worship with the Fort Myers brethren. Randy McQuien will speak there this coming Sabbath.

Tallahassee:   Mike McCarty will coordinate services tomorrow. Our concern goes out for Larry Taylor, a local elder in Defuniak Springs. This week he had a heart attack and obviously will not be with us to give the sermon. Next week Court Greenfield will speak.

Ocala     We will be in Ocala tomorrow and expect a cluster of visitors. There will be a pot luck meal as there is every third weekend of the month.

 

 Note:    While the women set up for the pot luck, I would like to meet with all of the Ocala speakers for a few minutes to talk about how we can work together to cover equally important themes of the spring holy days so that we all don’t speak on one theme to the exclusion of other important topics. As we all know, we need to have a balanced diet of pertinent material to share with the audience. Then we will need to pass that on to our other speakers that live outside the Ocala church area so they don’t duplicate but bring forth a pertinent message on something that the Ocala speakers have not covered.

 

 

 

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