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SLEEP PARALYSIS

                                          SLEEP PARALYSIS An alleged medical condition exists, where a person, when he or she, is in between sleep, or semi-conscious. They all report to see or feel a presence, with negative repercussions, either looking at them or walking towards them. They all report the same symptoms. Extreme fear, a cold breeze, inability to speak, and some have even seen the ‘shadow’, as it is commonly called this ‘presence’, in the shape of a human situate. Whatever science says it is, there are certain common marks in all the cases.   The presence is always in a shadow form, always male, always evil, and always causes temporal paralysis. In the physical world, always everything has a material connection, regardless of the origin of the action or event. Murder is a spiritual evil, but stops material human life; Witchcraft is a spiritual event, but it affects the matter that surrounds us;   Music in general, is a material event, but it affects our emo

TRADUCIANISM

  TRADUCIANISM Discussing about the existence of evil in the universe, and why God allows it, sometimes comes to our minds why would a benevolent God create a spirit for a child, conceived intentionally by evil parents to be sold or use in human sacrifices, like it actually happens in some parts of the world. It is definitely shocking and repugnant to imagine that a God, who knows everything, would agree to concede a child to be born knowingly that it has been conceived with no love and for immediate evil purposes. Not even the old explanation that God allows freedom of choice to humans, suffices to calm our disgust, when even human laws would deny giving a car to someone who they know, will use it immediately to run over people or to be used in a terrorist activity. However, there is nothing that expressly says in Scripture that God creates every single spirit that comes into a human embryo. God created Adam’s spirit. He made his body out of physical matter and then blew ‘Nism

JESUS TOPS THE STORM

  JESUS CALMS THE STORM 35On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” 36And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him. 37And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already filling. 38But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” 39And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. 40He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?” 41And they were filled with great fear and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?” MARK 4:35-41 COMMENTARY The Apostles had seen Jesus heal many sick people, even from many considered incurable sicknesses; but even then, magicians were reputed to do this, and man

THE MUSTARD SEED

  THE GRAIN OF MUSTARD 30And he said, “With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable shall we use for it? 31It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when sown on the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth, 32yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes larger than all the garden plants and puts out large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade.” MARK 4:30-32 COMMENTARY Lord Jesus compares the Kingdom of God on Earth, meaning the spreading of the Gospel, the formation of the Christian Church and the influence of Christianity on society; to a great of mustard, which is planted even though is the smallest of all common edible plants known to men in his time and area, that later grows so big in comparison to all vegetables, that becomes a tree and even offers refuge to the birds of the air that live around it. It represents how the gospel starts with one man, Jesus of Nazareth, and then grows around Judea, Samaria, and the

THE LORD's SUPPER

  INSTITUTION OF THE LAST SUPPER 26Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” 27And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, 28for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. 29I tell you I will not drink again of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.” MATTHEW 26:26-29 COMMENTARY It is hard to identify in what part of the Passover seder our Lord instituted this sacrament. The opinion goes from the middle of the Supper (Luke 14:19-20), to the two last cups of wine taken at the end of the meal (Mark 14:25-26). However, the most probable hypothesis is that Lord Jesus altered the normal order of the Passover meal in order to institute the memorial of his atoning sacrifice in the last Passover meal with his disciples on

MAKE DISCIPLES OF ALL NATIONS

  MAKE DISCIPLES OF ALL NATIONS 16Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17And when they saw him, they worshiped him, but some doubted. 18And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” MATTHEW 28:16-20 COMMENTARY This Great Commissioning. Lord Jesus gave not only to his 11 Apostles, (not being Matthias, appointed yet to succeed Judas Iscariot). But also, to all the Galilean believers who assisted to the mountain to see Him resurrected (Matthew 28:10). But the writers concentrate the attention on the Apostles, because only them were entrusted with the authority over the whole gospel deliverance and government of the Church. This

PENTECOST

  PENTECOST 1When the day of Pentecost arrived; they were all together in one place. 2And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. 4And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. 5Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. 6And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one was hearing them speak in his own language. 7And they were amazed and astonished, saying, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? 8And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language? 9Parthians and Medes and Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from