"We needed a Savior to pay for our sins and teach us how to return to our Heavenly Father. Our Father said, "Whom shall I send?" (Abraham 3:27). Two of our brothers offered to help. Our oldest brother, Jesus Christ, who was then called Jehovah, said, "Here am I, send me" (Abraham 3:27)."
What Joe Smith & Co. are meaning to describe when they say that Satan is one of our brothers and that he and Jesus are brothers, is that when the gods, under God, were all gods, over the hosts, one was Jesus, another was Lucifer, another was called by another name, et al. These were all lords under the LORD, all set over hosts. Jesus was honoured to be the Lord of lords by Proclamation and Decree of the LORD. And Lucifer or whatever name you may know him by manifested the first sin and fell to it or because of it, and became the Enemy of the Decision Maker, and His Will. Anti Spirit now, opposed to what Is and shall forever Be, the Antichrist is the Opposite of Christ, as Death is the opposite and antithesis of Life.
Lucifer chose Death and to be a snake rather than be subject to Jesus and the Holy Spirit or Christ. Jesus chose Life and became as God. The remainder, including mankind, followed and became subject to one or the other.
All who follow Christ are the Children of God. All who follow Lucifer are nothing but the slaves to sin, until they truly become nothing or cease to exist, which fate creates much angst, bitterness, panic, betrayals, desperation and misery among the souls of mankind. When a soul, passes, it may yet take form and inhabit other forms, mostly animals, at the will of the evil one. Thus, in arenas like that of America, is manifested an often maddening realm of sacrifice and justice that is difficult to judge when we deny the simple Laws of God, all because of our want of delusion, illusion and escape from the very same. Of course, we may never escape the Justice of God, so what we succeed in doing is creating more of a mess than we already find ourselves in because of our own sin and folly.
Lucifer was given Authority from God to punish and do what he pleases (according to a Law and Justice I have little knowledge of) with those who sin and choose to follow him. This is why Jesus told all to fear him. He has all power after Life for those who did not repent nor choose Life, God and the Gift of Mercy and Divine Intervention.
1Cr 5:5 To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
1Ti 1:20 Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.
So, yes, one could consider Satan to be Jesus’ Spiritual brother, if not Twin, who is no more than a victim as Jesus is, with a lessor glory and grant of unholy power and authority.
Jews have two names for which they substitute the Name of G-d which is too Holy to be spoken and difficult to pronounce; Adonai and HaShem. I believe these accurately provide examples of the two Created Beings of the Most High known to Christians as Jesus and Lucifer; G-d being what Christians know as Christ and the Devil or Death being the Anti-Christ.
These two opposed facets of Our Multifaceted G-d have difficulty sharing the same space or coexisting, both in the physical or carnal, as well as, spiritual. Constantly opposing yet relying on one another to exist. The One, being Pure G-d in Holiness, the other Defilement and AntiSpirit. The One, Pure Bliss, the other, constant misery. The One walketh in Eternal Light, the other, everlasting darkness and shadow, interspersed and visited upon with Light at the marvelous Will of Him who created all things, Whose Name is too Holy to utter and Power, Will and Being too Awesome to behold; too vast for the greatest of minds to comprehend and too Wonderful to be anything but worshipped and bowed down to in reverence of that which none can ever attain to, yet everyone is granted a portion of. Jesus showed us the Way to perfect this grant and become as God. Lucifer entreated Eve with the promise that she would become as God, knowing good and evil, but G-d is not evil, and is all Light, thus she only succeeded in becoming as the devil; miserable and evil.
The very Existence of G-d necessitates the AntiExistence of an AntiG-d; such does not grant G-d a knowledge of evil, but an awareness of it. The only thing that makes the devil aware at all is the presence of G-d.
The One, EverBeing, the other, Ever NonBeing. For G-d is naught but the Perfect Reactionary Creating and being Created every instant within His Own Creation.
Both the HaShem and the Adonai know G-d like no one else and they are both under His Almighty Authority and Power.
Their functions are very different, yet we pray to each inter-changeably and at once, knowing that each facet is Him, and under His Almighty Power and Authority; too Awesome to ever Behold.
When we are affected by these, our understanding and motivation, and "kavana" are difficult to label and often opposed, yet working together like Levite and Cohanim, one hand washes the other…
Christians, for the greater part, are fundamentally antichrist, imagining otherwise, which has made Christianity one of the cruelest and unforgiving of religions under heaven.
It’s become all about bringing Christ down. Manipulating the minds, thoughts and imaginations of mankind according to the wills of the Church "fathers" rather than G-d. These fathers assumed to know Him and once they were sure of this, set Him aside and had no further need for Him, treating His Son as an object of ridicule and a Vehicle to worldly power and gain, often thankful for such, but not intending to do His Will nor follow His Son. Each found success to a point, but no further and when their way was barricaded, they became all the more zealous in their profession, barring the way of untold of numbers of souls who attempted to enter the Kingdom through these fathers rather than Christ.
Both HaShem and Adonai are faithful to each other and G-d alone. Men of the world play Lucifer and Jesus, Adonai and HaShem, Anyone and Anyone against each other and reap what comes of situation and circumstance according to the Source they are successful in manipulating.
Men know this: Man and "humanity" matter not at all to These Three which are like unto the Christian Trinity but more pure in assemblance and understanding.
We, the Whole of the Universe, have Christianity to thank for disUnity and corruption of the Faith of millions of souls in G-d and as such is a Divine Revelation, Christendom must become something more fashioned after Rabbinical Judaism if it is to be redeemed.
Jhn 4:22 Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.
All the pagan rituals, festivals, and celebrations of Christians and so-called Christians must be purged and repented of or Christians will suffer concision much as Jews did who would not follow Christ, back to their own Religion.
Christianity cancels out HaShem and leaves Adonai suffering and naked upon a Cross, such is no longer necessary nor the Will of the L-RD of Hosts, G-d of Israel and the nations. Such was His Will that He might be known Universally and Save in Totality, but mankind in ungrateful mockery and self-serving depravity has brought it all down to the corruption of vanity and insanity, where His Mercy and Saving Grace is found by few and far apart.
Without the negative we cannot have the positive. Both are equally important to the Whole. If these be of equal, or one be of lessor or greater value to you, it is because G-d made you specifically to welcome, and fashioned you to carry the burden of one or the other.
Therefore, when "Satan" or "God" taketh vengence upon the souls of mankind, it is always because they are assuming to know and not being open to receive that which is their due. Obstinate and stupid beasts whom only Satan can use, and for whatever his whim may be, but the more beasts he has to deal with the more overwhelmed even a devil may become and his justice all the more cruel and absurd.
For it must needs be, that there is an opposition in all things. If not so, my first-born in the wilderness, righteousness could not be brought to pass, neither wickedness, neither holiness nor misery, neither good nor bad. Wherefore, all things must needs be a compound in one; wherefore, if it should be one body it must needs remain as dead, having no life neither death, nor corruption nor incorruption, happiness nor misery, neither sense nor insensibility.
Wherefore, it must needs have been created for a thing of naught; wherefore there would have been no purpose in the end of its creation. Wherefore, this thing must needs destroy the wisdom of God and his eternal purposes, and also the power, and the mercy, and the justice of God.
And if ye shall say there is no law, ye shall also say there is no sin. If ye shall say there is no sin, ye shall also say there is no righteousness. And if there be no righteousness there be no happiness. And if there be no righteousness nor happiness there be no punishment nor misery. And if these things are not there is no God. And if there is no God we are not, neither the earth; for there could have been no creation of things, neither to act nor to be acted upon; wherefore, all things must have vanished away.
And now, my sons, I speak unto you these things for your profit and learning; for there is a God, and he hath created all things, both the heavens and the earth, and all things that in them are, both things to act and things to be acted upon.
And to bring about his eternal purposes in the end of man, after he had created our first parents, and the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air, and in fine, all things which are created, it must needs be that there was an opposition; even the forbidden fruit in opposition to the tree of life; the one being sweet and the other bitter.
Wherefore, the Lord God gave unto man that he should act for himself. Wherefore, man could not act for himself save it should be that he was enticed by the one or the other.
Jesus, to me, being Our Adonai and Ameyn, and a Vessel of Greater Honour and Glory, Value and Worth to all; Whose burden is Light and Way is Easy. In Whom is perfect Peace, Understanding and Comfort.
HaShem being a vessel Created for Wrath, Angst, Desire, Passion, and a host of other affectations, all acting out in Perfect, albeit chaotic devotion to the L-RD of Hosts.
Paul teaches of vessels made for honour and dishonour, yet both reside in the same House, working diverse operations, all to the same End and Beginning- G-d’s Glory.
Christianity evicts one or the other, and makes both defunct. It is selfish and self-serving, with man’s ego at the heart thereof. Wasteful, desperate, unfaithful and deceptive; working an Evil and Wickedness the Devil is incapable of, but fully willing to let be, because the harvest of such not only suits his taste but is only fit to be viewed on reality television shows, which consequently puts money in his bank account and souls at his feet.
"Humanity" making such even less effective and worthwhile, leaving only evil means to save the structure of our House and the vessels therein.
Sacrificing an animal is NOT evil. Living with a beast IS.
Christianity is God and man in desperate straits.
Judaism is man serving G-d.
Jesus made a Way that cost Him everything and us nothing, for us to return to G-d. Mankind took the Gift and walked off in every direction but back to G-d.
Christianity creates a failure, or more precisely, demands a failure on the part of G-d. Creating, of course, one of the most ungrateful and beguiling religions on earth. The Devil could be made no happier. Christianity leaves people powerless to fight the devil, with no choice but to serve the devil’s absurd will and agenda. No one heard Jesus except Jews who didn’t understand what He was doing because at that time they were supposed to be deaf and blinded to and by Him, it was all G-d’s Will.
Joseph Smith takes the universal apostasy of mankind a step further and strives to make Judaism as abominable and insulting to G-d as Christianity has become. G-d is more about fluid, random revelation than firm, rock solid foundations, yet the revelations flow like honey from a Rock Eternal. The Rock of Israel, Holy, faithful, sure and steadfast in ardent love and devotion reciprocated by His people, Israel. The Relationship (nothing like the bogus "relationship" christians so-called boast of) is full of unpredictability, tragedy, error, successes, failures, etc. Yet throughout the Ages, worlds and kingdoms, G-d’s Truth remains the same:
Deu 6:4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God [is] one LORD:
Perhaps Pure, Firstborn Christianity which had the LORD as Its Head, could be known as a legitimate Religion, but under the heretical wanderings of Paul and Christian Body working in delusive faith, it became a game in which adherents defile, betray, manipulate, and take advantage of the Christ and G-d in themselves and one another.
An arena in which it is suicidal to help and trust thy neighbor, let alone love.
G-d’s Testimony remains True:
Jer 9:3-6 And they bend their tongues [like] their bow [for] lies: but they are not valiant for the truth upon the earth; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not me, saith the LORD. Take ye heed every one of his neighbour, and trust ye not in any brother: for every brother will utterly supplant, and every neighbour will walk with slanders.
And they will deceive every one his neighbour, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, [and] weary themselves to commit iniquity.
Thine habitation [is] in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know me, saith the LORD.
Mic 7:5-7 Trust ye not in a friend, put ye not confidence in a guide: keep the doors of thy mouth from her that lieth in thy bosom.
For the son dishonoureth the father, the daughter riseth up against her mother, the daughter in law against her mother in law; a man’s enemies [are] the men of his own house.
Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.
Mat 10:36 And a man’s foes [shall be] they of his own household.
The Christian Pageant may become therefore a game in which every member is joined in passionate hatred for the L-rd, whose will is to rejoice in belittling, humiliating, and otherwise angering the Holy One of Israel. And christian truth hath more to do with the world of Monty Python than with the Will of G-d.
And it is because Christians are concerned with the "Christian Right," which is wrong, even when two lefts make a right, the Way is made crooked rather than straight, and men must care more for their investments and individuals schemes and notions in Christ than with doing the Will of the Father, and hearing and knowing what Christ may teach them if they had ears to hear or eyes to see. Christ may never be copywrighted, bought or sold, purchased or borrowed, bartered for or even earned. Christ is a Gift, freely bestowed upon those who know Him and truly consider this Gift Sacred, and nothing else matters…Never trusting in who we are, with closed minds to protect what’s True… and nothing else matters…(@Metallica)
All else is absurd and can be appreciated in that context.
Truly following Christ has led many a soul to madness and desperation of will, the lowest of lows, and the most exalting of heights, yet not until all this is destroyed in you, do you become His or not.
Frequently, those who seem most evil in our eyes and estimation are much more truly devoted to G-d than those who seem good or normal in appearance.
We are indeed Rebels with a Cause.
Our Error became known when He became known from the least of Us to the greatest of Us. Everyone assumed they could do whatever they pleased, which in a sense and at the appropriate times, is true, but in order to please G-d and truly repent and return to Him, so as to actually give something back in gratefulness, one must be accepted and adopted into the House of Israel and become a Jew, the seed of Abraham in every manner and matter of observance and faith. This is being "born again." Not asking Jesus to come into your heart, but becoming a son of G-d through faith, service and devotion to the Same as prescribed in the Law and Testimony.
Deu 27:26 Cursed [be] he that confirmeth not [all] the words of this law to do them. And all the people shall say, Amen.
Thus will Adonai return to HaShem and HaShem to Adonai, completing G-d in the All. And at that Day, G-d will be One and His Name, One.
Zec 14:9 And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one.
If ye confirm not this Truth in your faith, behold, ye be in rebellion and are the enemy of G-d.
Most of Us know these truths because we live them and feel them out. Each of us, forming our own testimony and bringing our own G-d given peculiarities into the Faith, weaving ourselves in and out of Him in our own ways…But it is when we are called upon to abandon self completely and come under the yoke of the Son that we are indeed Saved and set free from sin and strife. Tribulations yet remain, but nothing can move us from our settlement upon the Rock of Israel.
When one follows the devil, one forsakes the G-d which they were created after the image of, gradually becoming what they are not, until they are…not. And it is then that a lot of entities become servants of G-d under the lordship of the Evil One. Some Jews abide by and teach the notion that there exists no more than an "evil inclination," that is a manifestation of our own wills and machinations, but they are unfortunately mistaken, misled and misleading. All discover at the same point, that there is indeed a Devil and a G-d Sovereign and Omnipotent.
When you find yourself miraculously transformed and fashioned after the image of a beast after indulging in a last bowl of Lucky Charms that were "magically delicious," ye shall know what makes the Christian Body tragically seditious.
Few will realize that there is a G-d and bring out this realization in their lifetime and age. Most will love G-d and worship Him even in the state of separation, suffering an alienmorphism.
After all, Calvin never really had a stuffed tiger; Hobbes had a teddy bear.
Happy Belated Birthday, old pal…
More in my next entry.