Thursday, 31 August 2017

To the girl who's "too nice"

To the Girl Who’s “Too Nice”: You Can Be Kind and Be Strong

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Many times I find that we live in a “Top Dog” world where kindness is equated with weakness. We live in a time where women are determined to show their strength, their position, their independence. It’s clear that this world associates dominance and aggressiveness with power. Yet what happens when you’re not that bold and aggressive woman? Does it make you any less?

Being the “nice” girl has its challenges. You’ve likely been the target of bullying. You’ve been treated in ways you would never treat another human being. You’ve probably stayed in a bad relationship longer than you should have. Your kindness is not always returned- in fact it’s probably been trampled over without a care. You tend to be on the vulnerable end of the stick because you give people the benefit of the doubt. At some point, the lines may have been blurred between selflessness and worthlessness.

From one “too nice” girl to another, I want to encourage you today. You are not a victim. Your grace, your selflessness, and your gentleness is a beauty that you should embrace. You should shine through this and never let the world mold you to be something you’re not. In fact, these qualities are pleasing to God (1 Peter 3:4). They are a refreshing gift to a world suffocated by selfish ambition. A kind heart takes courage. It takes strength. But it also takes balance because we are called to guard our hearts. While this may sound like a blessing and a curse, I want to share 5 truths I’ve navigated within the beauty of being kind and strong.

The Light in Your Heart is a Radiating Beauty.

As I get older, I find the beauty of the soul so much more captivating than faces. When a woman is genuine, and she has a pure connection with you without motive or judgment, she moves your heart. A woman who uplifts others and is generous with her words is a beautiful woman. She is a treasure and a breath of fresh air to your life. A kind heart radiates in a cold world. It is that light of the world, sitting upon a hill that Jesus talked about in Matthew 5:14. So who cares if you’re “too nice”. Your radical kindness is a shift in the atmosphere that is so desperately needed in this world.

It’s Okay to Set Healthy Boundaries.

You can be nice and set boundaries for yourself. Remember we are also called to guard our hearts because our life flows from this. You show people how you ought to be treated; and sister you deserve to be treated with the utmost honor and respect. You may be selfless, but you are not worthless. It is okay to let someone overstepping your boundaries know, “It is not okay for you to talk to me this way” or “I love you, but I will not tolerate (insert toxic behavior)”. This doesn’t make you mean or rude, but when the next person does not care about you, you have to make the decision to care about you. Why? Because you matter. The more you practice setting boundaries, the more natural it will come to you. Here are some steps you can take to set healthy boundaries with toxic and aggressive people.

It Takes Much More Strength and Discipline to be Kind.

Choosing humility and kindness in the face of rudeness or aggression takes much more strength. Essentially you are exercising self-control instead of just being reactive, which takes nothing at all. By being the “bigger person,” you are proving yourself stronger, wiser and many times much more mature. It may feel like it’s not getting you anywhere in the moment but these are honorable characteristics of integrity that will carry you in the long run.

You Will Touch The Souls of People.

Being a safe place for people opens the door to so many hearts. People may open up to you in ways they never have before simply because you are safe and you are embracing. Don’t overlook this because it is a beautiful quality to have- especially since we have been called to people. God will use this aspect of your personality to reach the souls of others.

Continue to Take Your Battles to the Lord.

So you don’t fight every battle up in arms. Does that make you “too nice”? Well, not every battle is ours. Sometimes there’s a time to speak up and many times it just needs to be taken to the Lord. Not only does this build your internal strength, but also your faith and dependency on Him to move in ways that you cannot. A submitted Spirit is a beautiful virtue to have. I want to encourage you to continue to take your battle to the Lord because He will fight for you (Exodus 14:14)! This is nothing to look down upon.

So being “too nice” may seem to have its downfalls, but I believe the woman who navigates her kindness with balance will go far. Never regret who you are or let life’s experiences make you cold. God made you the way that you are for a reason, and you should confidently embrace that. It will resonate with the plans He has for you and those he has called you to.

Your sister,

Brittney Moses (2)

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

666 – The Number of the Beast

At the moment, this is our thoughts and understanding of The Number of the Beast. Upon further research, we may come to deeper knowledge and understanding, and will update the post accordingly, but for now, this is where we are at.

The symbols (666) John saw wasn't numbers.
People are easily led astray when the key ingredient (ie., wisdom see: Rev 13:18) is lacking.

In the first place; "666", or more correctly "600 60 6", or more precisely in Greek "Chi Xi Stigma", is not a number. And if you find this hard to believe, please let me explain.

Rev 13:18 starts with the phrase, "Hode este sophia", or "here is wisdom". It is the colloquial way of saying, "Here is a riddle". And if there ever was a riddle in the history of humanity, this is it. It is the mother of all riddles.

A riddle is a phrase that can be read in more than one way. Grammatically (or logically) it is called an, "amphiboly".

Rev 13:18 "Here is the wisdom! He who has understanding, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is 666"

YHWH [God] isn't interested in Numerology, as numerology is used by witches. It is witchcraft, so counting the numbers isn't solving the riddle.

Photo: These are copies of that fragment of text in the Codex Vaticanus that dates from 340AD. And shows what the "Chi Xi Stigma" looks like in original handwritten Greek.

At the moment, this is our thoughts and understanding of The Number of the Beast. Upon further research, we may come to deeper knowledge and understanding, and will update the post accordingly, but for now, this is where we are at.

If we translate the Greek words "psephizo" & "arithmos" from Rev 13:18, it should actually read more literally "Here is a riddle. Let him that has understanding determine the multitude of the beast; for it is a multitude of men, and [this] multitude is chi xi stigma"

What is "chi xi stigma"? In Greek, it means the numbers 600, 60 and 6.

John was told in Rev 1:19 [to] "Write therefore what you have seen, both what is now and what shall take place after these"

So he wrote what he saw. What John saw was not "666". What he saw was, "Chi Xi Stigma".

That phrase, (Chi Xi Stigma) is a multi-lingual palindrome. A palindrome is a word that read the same backwards and forwards. The Bible has a few of them that have had significance in prophecy throughout the ages. But to our knowledge, this is the only multi-lingual palindrome in existence.

The two languages are Greek and Arabic. Which is fascinating because the word that Chi Xi Stigma spells in Arabic didn't even exist when John wrote Revelation! And we believe it is a very explicit example of the true and prophetic nature of the revelation itself.

So, what does Chi Xi Stigma spell in Arabic? It spells the word "Bismallah". And Bismallah means, "In the Name of Allah".

"Here is a riddle. Let him that has understanding determine the multitude of the beast: for it is a multitude of a men; and his multitude [is] in the name of Allah."

And what is the significance?

Islam is the only distinctly anti-Messianic (anti-Christ) religion to have ever existed on this planet.

So, in our opinion, Islam is the beast.

The "beast" symbolizes a king/kingdom of ruling power... Daniel 7:17.

If the "beast" is Islam, that makes the "false prophet" Muhammad.

 Above: Please see this 7 minute video where Walid Shoebat explains the topic