Copyright 2015 Jacques Gauvin
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Act Or Die
And In The End
Are all fishermen liars?
Are You Above The Bible?
Are You Being Disqualified?
At The Time Of Jesus
Bent On Destruction
Book Sales In Perspective
Bread Of Life
Christ Solves Problems
Cleave To Christ
Clever, Foolish Or Humble?
Clues Of The God
[+ Crime Doesn't Pay ??? +]
Critic, Crisis And Crossing
Death Before Perfection
Debacle Or Simplistic Fraud
Don’t Blame Jesus
Do Not Err Greatly
Dust Or Spirit?
Dubious Dubbing Disaster
Earth To Vehicles As Bible To Good Works
Earthly Symbols Of God’s Holy Spirit
End Times Fast Approaching
Ethnocentricity Or Ethnocentrism
Everything Depends On Jesus
Except You Be Born Again
Fishers Of Men
God Is Talking Back
God Or god?
Good vs Evil
Heart Of Flesh
Heart Of Fools
Honesty And Deception
I Hate A Patronizing Attitude
Is Sin Done Away With?
Is Your Jesus An Impostor?
Jesus Fulfilling The Law – Part 2
Kenosis – A Great Miracle
Knowing Your God
Knowledge Benefits Or Ignorance Is Bliss
Let God Rule
Light In The Darkness
Looking For Love
New Face Of Enemy
Now Now, Let Us Reason
Nowhere In The Bible
Observe The Sabbath
Obstruction Of Obedience
Ours Is The Way
Popes Pomposity Panache And Persuasion
Read The Bible
Religion And Science
Roots In Jesus Christ
Science And The Bible
Scum Of The Earth
Seek God Not War
Self-Education – Last Resort
Taking Back Prosperity
Thank Do Live Pray Trust
The Real Enemy
The Sabbath Is Not Sunday
The Ten Plagues On Egypt
Think Before You Commit
Thinking Things Through
Things Are So Bad
To Be Or Not To Be Christian?
Tongues Or Languages
Truth Or A Lie
Up In Smoke
Wake Up Call
Warning For The Smug
Way Of The World / Way Of Christ
Wealth And Gratitude
Weapon Of Choice
What Causes Wars?
Who Can Your Children Trust?
Who Do You Follow?
Witches, Warlocks And Witchcraft
World War III March
Worry And Anxiety
You Can Come As You Are But
Writing is the most fulfilling thing that I have found to do in this life. Research is a big part of this. It feels like a plant producing a fruit, if you can identify with that. Sometimes I feel like the tree that produces twelve fruits a year, a cranberry, an olive, a sour grape, a tomato, a grain of wheat, … Some of these may not seem very filling but if you look at the ant and think like an ant you could have a real feast on any one of these, you could even invite all your friends.
This book is a collection of blurbs and short articles that I wrote since my first publication “The Other Side Of The Holy Cover” in 2014. Many of my blurbs are a reaction to some misconceptions that I heard expressed in the news on TV or online on various news and social sites. My main aim is to make my readers aware of the truth while staying in line with the teachings of the Bible to the best of my ability. It is a Christian view though I do not claim infallibility even though righteousness is a goal in my writing and I’m usually right.
It is my desire that students of the scriptures and disciples of Jesus find my observations and statements inspiring and that they will subsequently be lead to expand on these thoughts and go on to produce sermonettes, split sermons and even sermons or other works so that truth and knowledge may spread. Word of mouth is good too.
I struggled a bit for the title of this book. Not so much in finding a title, as I quickly came up with over thirty, but in choosing which one to use. I chose “Trumpet Blasts!” after a little friendly counseling. At this time I think it holds more global appeal and has more Biblical, religious and timely significance than my other titles. In the millennium, will they beat their trumpets into plowshares? I have plenty more titles for future works.
About Jesus Christ
John 10:25–30 (GNB)
Jesus answered, “I have already told you, but you would not believe me. The things I do by my Father’s authority speak on my behalf; but you will not believe, for you are not my sheep. My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never die. No one can snatch them away from me. What my Father has given me is greater than everything, and no one can snatch them away from the Father’s care. The Father and I are one.”
Are You Dreaming?
The economy, banks, brokerages and governments, run predominantly on dreams.
Dreams drive business men and investors.
Try to get a bank loan without a dream.
Elections are won by appealing to the dreams of the electorate.
Dreams often lead people to live beyond their means.
A dream is often a socially acceptable substitute term for greed and covetousness.
Give me the desire to obey Your laws rather than to covet.
Hebrews 13:5 (GNB)
Keep your lives free from the love of money, and be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, “I will never leave you; I will never abandon you.”
Romans 1:28 (GNB)
Because those people refuse to keep in mind the true knowledge about God, he has given them over to corrupted minds, so that they do the things that they should not do. (The principle applies here.)
1 John 1:8 (NKJV)
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
Colossians 3:17 (GNB)
Everything you do or say, then, should be done in the name of the Lord Jesus, as you give thanks through him to God the Father.
Ephesians 5:20 (GNB)
In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, always give thanks for everything to God the Father.
Galatians 1:11 (RSV)
For I would have you know, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not man’s gospel.
It seems like most of the prominent national, world politicians and religious leaders are headed down a path of mass destruction of people and cities in the near future. It is becoming increasingly obvious and alarming that:
Isaiah 59:8 (NKJV)
The way of peace they have not known, And there is no justice in their ways; They have made themselves crooked paths; Whoever takes that way shall not know peace.
Jeremiah 9:3 (NKJV)
“And like their bow they have bent their tongues for lies. They are not valiant for the truth on the earth. For they proceed from evil to evil, And they do not know Me,” says the LORD.
Micah 4:12 (NKJV)
But they do not know the thoughts of the LORD, Nor do they understand His counsel; For He will gather them like sheaves to the threshing floor.
Job 24:13 (NKJV)
There are those who rebel against the light; They do not know its ways Nor abide in its paths.
Psalm 82:5 (NKJV)
They do not know, nor do they understand; They walk about in darkness; All the foundations of the earth are unstable.
Matthew 24:22 (NKJV)
And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.
This morning I was feeling a little sorry for myself. I was thinking that I probably put as much effort into producing a 600+ page book as anyone else who has done it, that some people have made millions on the sale of their book and that my $0.35 share of the revenue from the sale of one book to date after about six months seemed very much out of line considering that I consider my book of much greater than average importance, relevance and value. I prayed to God, trying to be very careful how I worded the contents of my mind, saying, surely my work is worth more than this and would you consider increasing my pay.
I went out to do my exercise then dropped by the pharmacy to pick up a prescription. The pharmacist came by to peek at the results of my blood pressure check on his machine. It was 101 over 61. That’s very impressive, he said. Are you on medication? I said, not for blood pressure. That’s the blood pressure of a sixteen year old, he said. I said, I feel like a sixteen year old most of the time. He asked if I exercise and how much I do while he sat down to take his pressure test. I told him I exercise for at least 35 minutes three times a week but today I went out for an hour. He motioned with his fingers, walking? Yes I walk and I also climb the stairs, meaning the 387 steps to the top of the escarpment, which is relatively common knowledge around Hamilton. I go for an hour of exercise once a week, I said. His results were in the middle of the above normal range, about 150 over 110, and I’m on blood pressure medication, he said. I couldn’t talk while my pressure was being taken, he said. He said, you’ll never have a heart attack. I said, I never had a career or a high pressure job. He said, you will probably have a long life.
Perhaps God is paying me rather handsomely and who knows what the future holds, besides, $0.35 beats crucifixion. I think my perspective needed adjustment.
Isaiah 55:2–3 (GNB)
Why spend money on what does not satisfy? Why spend your wages and still be hungry? Listen to me and do what I say, and you will enjoy the best food of all.
Listen now, my people, and come to me; come to me, and you will have life! I will make a lasting covenant with you and give you the blessings I promised to David.
John 6:35 (NKJV)
And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.
might have to deal with Islam someday.
Then they will wish that they had many Christian friends.
The blessings bestowed on the nations of Great Britain, a commonwealth of nations, and the United States of America were predominantly due to promises made to Abraham, Isaac and Israel (Jacob) thousands of years ago. Those promises have, to a large extent, been fulfilled and are near the end of their course.
These two great nations, the greatest the world has ever seen, followed some of God’s ways, instructions and laws but, for the most part, did not qualify or were not regarded as God’s people by God. To qualify as God’s people they would have had to obey all ten of the ten commandments, in particular the fourth commandment which God states is the test commandment, the sign that you are His (Exodus 31:13, Ezekiel 20:12, 20). They would also have had to follow the example of Jesus in observing the high-holy days as depicted in Exodus 12 and Leviticus 23 and as an underlying theme throughout the Holy Scriptures.
What I am saying is that these two nations were never Christian nations, they were merely descendants of Abraham, descendants of the lost ten tribes of Israel. They held an outward form of religion but lacked wholeness and holiness and the approval of God.
And so the many blessings were thanks to His promises and not thanks to the people of these great nations, not thanks to the many battles they fought or the many laws they lived by or the wonderful loving characters and well meaning people that they might have been. They were not genuinely or whole heartedly obeying God and living by the Bible or following Jesus Christ.
These blessings are fast coming to an end. This is not because God is unfair (Deuteronomy 7:12, 8:11, 9:4). For many years, even centuries, Great Britain and the US have had ready access to the Holy Scriptures, more so than many other nations, even more so today with computers and the internet. In just a few minutes of research an answer to almost any question you might have about the Bible can be found in the comfort of your home or office and even from a park bench. But rather than turning to God these nations are turning away from God. More and more they are rejecting the Bible, true religion, the real Jesus and God and turning to evil. Very few are genuinely trying to please God, to obey God, to believe the Bible, to prove and believe truth and to follow Jesus Christ.
If you are one of the people who wants to repent, change your ways, beliefs and observances to conform to God and His Word, I would suggest starting your research at United Church of God.
2 Corinthians 10:3–6 (amplified: NKJV, AMP, AV)
3For though we walk (live) in the flesh, we are not carrying on our warfare according to the flesh and using mere human weapons.
4For the weapons of our warfare are not physical, but they are mighty before God for the overthrowing and destruction of strongholds,
5 refuting arguments, theories, reasonings and imaginations and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up or exalts itself against the [true] knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One),
6Being in readiness to punish every [insubordinate for his] disobedience, when your own submission and obedience are fully secured and complete.
Although there are no specific examples here about how this warfare is carried out, we know from reading the scriptures or church literature and from going to Sabbath services or by listening to recorded sermons that much of the battle is done in each individual Christian’s mind by receiving and processing proper instruction from ministers who preach and teach truth according to the Bible and to Jesus Christ and expose the lies that are spread by others and by so doing cleanse the minds of the faithful in Christ and render them in full agreement, captive and obedient to Christ.
We also pray for the offenders that God may have mercy on them.
Christianity genuinely solves problems.
The rest is make believe and wishful thinking.
John 14:1 (NIV84)
Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me (Jesus Christ).
Colossians 2:8 (NKJV)
Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ.
Galatians 6:17 (GNB) To conclude: let no one give me any more trouble, because the scars (cicatrix) I have on my body show that I am the slave of Jesus.
Isaiah 53:5 (NIV84) But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds (cicatrix) we are healed.
Clean Animals For Consumption
John 11:26 (AMP)
And whoever continues to live and believes in (has faith in, cleaves to, and relies on) Me shall never [actually] die at all. Do you believe this?
John 5:46 and 47 (AMP)
For if you believed and relied on Moses, you would believe and rely on Me, for he wrote about Me [personally]. But if you do not believe and trust his writings, how then will you believe and trust My teachings? [How shall you cleave to and rely on My words?]
(November 9, 2014)
Mark 7:9 (GNB)
And Jesus continued, You have a clever way of rejecting God s law in order to uphold your own teaching.
Isaiah 29:14 (GNB)
So I will startle them with one unexpected blow after another. Those who are wise will turn out to be fools, and all their cleverness will be useless.
At that time Jesus began to say, I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise, clever, learned and intelligent and revealed them to the humble whose hearts and minds are set on learning truth.
Here are a few things that were miraculously created by an incredibly powerful and ingenious God; the brain, the eye, the ear, the nose, the mouth, the throat, the heart, the lung, the stomach, the various glands, the skin, the bones, the blood, just to name a few, and how they are all assembled together to form an incredibly complex, cohesive and harmonious living multifunctional body capable of marvellous tasks. The assembly of such a body is mind boggling on its own. Many cannot fathom such an awesome creator God and so prefer to deny His existence.
Corruption is ever more prevalent in all aspects of life even in presenting the Word of God, the Bible. Rather than to present the truth of God by eliminating errors with every new revision even the most respected publishers prefer to continue to misrepresent it.
Let me give you an example. Matthew 28:1, in the most popular and most respected versions of the Bible, is mistranslated. By mistranslating this verse much truth is hidden and a big deception is propagated which leads to much deception.
The Interlinear Bible interprets the beginning of this verse as,
After the sabbaths, at the dawning into the first of the sabbaths …
This translation reveals that there were two sabbaths that week, the week of the death of Jesus, a high day sabbath and the regular weekly sabbath. The second mention of sabbaths here refers to the counting of seven sabbaths or weeks to Pentecost. The first day of the week, immediately following the weekly sabbath, what we call Sunday, was the beginning of counting, day one of fifty or the first day of the first week.
This shows without a doubt and without confusion that the Jews observed the High Holy days and that they were at this time right smack into a Holy season, namely the Feast of Unleavened Bread. This fact, along with others, helps us to establish the year of the death of Christ as 31 AD when the Passover was on what we call a Wednesday, the day Jesus was killed, the first day of Unleavened Bread was on a Thursday and Jesus was three days and three nights, 72 hours, in the heart of the earth, dead.
The mistranslation of Matthew 28:1 helps to propagate the ever pervasive lie that Jesus was resurrected on Sunday even though the tomb was repeatedly described as not containing Jesus on Sunday morning, see Matthew 28:6, Mark 16:6, Luke 24:3 and John 20:3. Jesus had already risen at the end of the weekly sabbath.
The masses prefer to consider Jesus a liar in Matthew 12:39 and 40 when He stated that He would be three 24 hour periods in the heart of the earth than to study a little and prove Him true and honest and our unquestionable sinless saviour. Those who believe Jesus will be saved not those who perpetuate lies.
Galatians 6:7 (NKJV)
Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.
Matthew 5:18 (GNB)
Remember that as long as heaven and earth last, not the least point nor the smallest detail of the Law will be done away with—not until the end of all things.
I, for one, am all for the correction of the Bible, the spreading of truth and against corruption.
[* Crime Doesn't Pay ??? *]
Across the great divide were words to a song I heard many times especially in my youth. It probably had some sort of historical significance but to me it signified a transition from being lost to death to being destined to eternal life. It was crossing from the darkness of ignorance of the lies and deceptions of this world to the light of knowledge of the truth and depth of the Bible that speaks of the sacrifice of Jesus for the forgiveness of our transgressions against God for our salvation onto eternal life in the kingdom of God and of Jesus Christ. This is truly a gift from God.
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Writing is the most fulfilling thing that I have found to do in this life. Research is a big part of this. It's feels like a plant producing a fruit, if you can identify with that. Sometimes I feel like the tree that produces twelve fruits a year, a cranberry, an olive, a sour grape, a tomato, a grain of wheat, ... Some of these may not seem very filling but if you look at the ant and think like an ant you could have a real feast on any one of these, you could even invite all your friends. This book is a collection of blurbs and short articles that I wrote since my first publication "The Other Side Of The Holy Cover" in 2014. Many of my blurbs are a reaction to some misconceptions that I heard expressed in the news on TV or online on various news and social sites. My main aim is to make my readers aware of the truth while staying in line with the teachings of the Bible to the best of my ability. It is a Christian view though I do not claim infallibility even though righteousness is a goal in my writing and I'm usually right. It is my desire that students of the scriptures and disciples of Jesus find my observations and statements inspiring and that they will subsequently be lead to expand on these thoughts and go on to produce sermonettes, split sermons and even sermons or other works so that truth and knowledge may spread. Word of mouth is good too. I struggled a bit for the title of this book. Not so much in finding a title, as I quickly came up with over thirty, but in choosing which one to use. I chose "Trumpet Blasts!" after a little friendly counseling. At this time I think it holds more global appeal and has more Biblical, religious and timely significance than my other titles for this book. I have plenty more titles for future works.