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Happy birthday, Cindy!

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Happy birthday!

Today (16 April 2016) we celebrate the birthday of my beautiful and amazing wife, Cindy.

Cindy, you are the love of my life and I love being on our journey of life together every day! I wish you all the best and know that God will bless you in this new year to come and He will open a lot of doors and help you grow in all aspects of your life!

 

God bless and love you!

 

Daily word for 22 March 2016 – Revelation 21:5-6

Daily encouraging word

Daily word for 22 March 2016 – Revelation 21:5-6

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from Revelation 21:5-6 (NIV):

5 He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” 6 He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life.

Know that how much the world seems to be changing for the worst, we already have the promise of God that all this will be followed by something good! God makes our lives new, so always rest your faith on that! And God is greater than everything in the world, so never think that our problems are unable to be solved by God! God is the beginning and the end and He will gives us water to life for free!

Amen!

Behind the music – Justin Bieber

Behind the music

Behind the music – Justin Bieber

Dear brothers and sisters,

In this blog I will discuss Justin Bieber as he is currently the most successful artist in the world. Did he receive this fame through an good way, or did he sell his soul to gain all this success?

The more and more I see his career progress, the more it becomes clear to me that he sold his soul for this success. Not just because of signs like this:

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Although they are not made by mistake and are clearly satanic / illuminati references, there is much more to Justin Bieber that shows that his rise to fame is solely by selling his soul for this success.

The signs we see above are (left) the “el diablo” sign (which means to show that you love the devil) and the (right) is the eye of horus. If you look into a lot of him, then you will see that he more often shows his allegiance with the devil (also with his shirts). As we can see below he loves to insult God:

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Justin Bieber was raised in a Christian home and claims that he is a Christian. But what born again Christian would actively insult God? He wears a shirt from Marilyn Manson (one of most satanic persons currently alive) and with an insult to Jesus.

But as we will see below, he not only insults God through his hand signs and clothing, but also in his song. And in his songs he does it in a more wicked way: subliminally!

Songs

In 2015 Justin released his song: Where are you now. This is a very evil song, as it is made to really sound innocent and have a nice feel to it. But if you really take the time to watch the real agenda with this song. If you pause this clip you get to see his real agenda:

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If you closely you see a upside-down cross on his forehead. The upside-down cross is a reference to satan. And in Revelations we can also read that in the end times people wear the satanic signs on their right hand or their forehead!

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See how he embraces evil and insults God! See how he has really given his life to satan to get the current fame is has.

We should be very close to God and stay far away from worldly music. Because when you really take the time to study the artist and the message they follow, then you will see how many of them sold their soul for their fame.

Don’t let your mind be polluted by wicked messages!

 

 

My view: racism

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My view: racism

I have spoken about this subject before, but then from a Christian view. And I truly know that God hates racism, as He created us all to be equal.

The reason for writing a new blog on this subject is the increasing racism in the world. In the last months the most news comes from the USA, where racism is seemingly getting worse and worse by the day.

I am white man and I am married to an African woman. Due to our relationship we are very busy with this subject. We are confronted with more than one side on this subject. Not only because of the way a part of the American police force is dealing with black people, but also because it seems to be a matter between white and black.

But also outside of the USA you can see racism between groups increase, and I see it as something very alarming, but unfortunately also as part of the way the world is turning to its evil ways and getting closer to the situation in “the days of Noah”.

Considering God created us, He did so without putting hate for others in us. That means that our hatred is something that came in some of us through this wicked world. It could be because of what our parents and friends have told us, bad experiences and such things. Whatever the reason, nothing justifies of hating someone purely based on the color of their skin.

I really feel pain for all the news that comes out of the USA of white police men killing black people, and most of the time the killing isn’t even justifiable. Not that killing should ever ben justifiable, but if it was to prevent greater danger. This week I read on a police man that killed a black man that didn’t want to show his drivers license. I am happy that he is charged with murder and that his own equipment recorded this, because he lied about the incident (that it was to protect him, while the video clearly shows that he liquidated him. When looking to the race issue in the USA, I see that it becomes clear again that the deep race issue that has been there for centuries is still there.. Why? Because the USA never really dealt with all that happened and did not do enough to destroy the roots of the racism between the races.

As long as we pretent that racism is not from this time anymore, the more easily it can stay. We need to come together and learn from each other, to talk to each other, to understand each other, but also learn to see that we are all the same and that a different race or color of skin is no reason to hate someone else.

Another reason that will also not stop racism is the fact that I see that alot of people seem to think that racism is a white thing. It is not, throughout history we see how groups hate each other. Also hate against white people exists. As long as we keep prejudice against each other, then racism will have no problem to stay in each other. Instead of hating each other, take the time to learn to know each other. To learn from each others cultures. To take away prejudice about the other person.

As soon as we will all take the effort to get to know each other, then God can help us to remove any form of prejudice and hate towards each other.

God bless you all!

Behind the music – Umbrella by Rihanna (featuring Jay-Z)

Behind the music

Behind the music – Umbrella by Rihanna (featuring Jay-Z)

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to take time and talk about a song in which the presence of satanic and Illuminati is very much there. Don’t think that within secular music there are songs that are not influenced. Also not this song.

Artists

Both artists in this music video have been connected to satanic and Illuminati influence very often. First of all Jay-Z all his producing company Rockafella which is referring to one of the biggest families associated with the Illuminati: the Rockefellers. Why choose this name? To show your alliance of course. I a previous blog in this serie we already showed how deep Jay-Z is in this satanic and Illuminati. Also He shows to be a student of one of the most satanic persons every alive: Alyster Crowley. Even his motto for his clothing brand, holds the phrase ‘Do what dou willst’, which is from this satanic man.

Also looking to the music videos and live perfomances of Rihanna will show satanic references like the triangle or baphomet … see the clip on 2:41 were she is in a unusual / unhuman position and in the triangle she is standing as baphomet!

Lyrics

See the following lyrics and see how the satanic influence is very present in this song:

Rain man is back, with little miss sunshine, Rihanna where you at?

In my next blog of this serie will be about rain man. But for now I want to point out that rain man is mentioned in a lot of songs and is said to be referring to an entity these artists and the illumunati are serving. Why mention this entity?

You had my heart.
And we’ll never be world apart.

Here she admits that her heart is owned by this rain man and that she will never be apart of him. Is she admitting to be loyal to satan (or one of his demons)?

Said I’ll always be a friend.
Took an oath, Ima stick it out to the end.

Here she even openly admits that she has took an oath and will not desecrate that oath. A lot of musician are claimed to have sold their sold for their success and Rihanna seems to be no exception.

See how also this song and these artist are very much linked with the satanic and the illumanti. Never think that secular music and their artists are not bad. You will see that somewhere along the road the signs will “pop up”. Rather listen to Gospel songs which will honor God and bless you!

My view – Charlie Hebdo

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My view – Charlie Hebdo

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to talk about Charlie Hebdo. This week the world was shocked by the news which came from Paris: 3 muslim extremist that attacked the headquarters of a magazine just because they were criticizing islam. For days now the news keeps coming and it shows how the world is moving more and more to its end (because this incident is not alone with ISIS, Boko Haram and such).

Trust on God

First of all let nothing that happens in the world bring you worry or stress. The devil will try his best to bring things in our life that can bring us stress and worry. But no matter how much terrorism and war (and all sort of things) there will be, you still need to fully trust on God and even in these times be free from worry and stress.

This incident / act of crime shows that we should never place trust on ourselves or others, because it is only God that can really keep us save. Also see this incident as an extra reason to grow closer to God.

Democracy

This attack is also viewed as an attack on democracy. Why? Because simply by having an opinion, these people got killed because these islam extremist did not accept any critic on them. They way they want to silence all critic on their faith is very wrong and shows a direct difference between Christianity and Islam.

Christianity

We should never allow anyone to lose our faith, because they have critic on our faith or on God. We should grow every day in our faith to be more determined in our faith, but as Jesus never used violence we should also never use violence to “protect” our faith. You won’t honor God by shedding blood in His name. Also we life in a time that people will have more and more critic on our faith as the devil is pushing more and more, because he wants as many people as possible to reject faith in God by any means! But never allow the devil that victory, because God is almighty!

Also stay calm when you talk with someone and they insult Christianity or God. Explain your faith and tell them about Jesus. If someone stays aggressive then just stop the conversation, because you should never be put in a hostile conversation.

So never let any of this kind of news scare you, but see it as extra reason to grow closer to God.

My view: blessings

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My view: blessings

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today God has blessed me with already the 300th post on my blog Alex on Faith. It wasn’t more then a year ago I didn’t even knew that I had such a passion for writing these blogs and talking about faith in this public way. But now after 300 posts I feel so much blessings through this work I can do for God. Not only do (I hope) am a blessing to others that can read about faith, but also I have experienced growing in faith, while the Holy Spirit was leading me through all this posts.

And although not all things in my life are always easy, I do see still a lot of blessings on our way. This also gives me extra strength that God will get me through all challenges. And also I know He allows those things, so He can help me grow even more in faith and prepare me for even greater blessings in life.

I would like to know what kind of blessings you have received from God and how it changed your life’s.
God bless all of you!

My view – Persecution of Christians

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My view – Persecution of Christians

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to write this blog with my view on the persecution of Christians. God really gave this subject on my heart as more and more we see how Christians are openly persecuted in all sorts of way.

Momentarily the most shocking way is by the terrorist organisation ISIS, that is openly targetting Christians in Iraq. They way they kill Christians by beheading them and killing babies! But also more and more we see that just being a Christian in our society is becoming more and more difficult. Just being open about the fact that you are a Christian can bring a lot of hostile reactions from others, while even Islamic terrorist groups don’t get that kind of treatment. Why? I firmly believe that because God is real and we have chosen to follow Him, they feel because of their sinful nature they feel threatened by our God!

What does the Bible say about persecution?

2 Timothy 3:12 says:

12 In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,

First of all God tells us that we should not fear persection, but that we need to know that persecution will come. Why this warning? To scare us? No, I believe it is to prepare us for it. Because we are living in this sinful world and more and more the devil will try and get us to reject our faith.

1 Peter 4:12-14 says:

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12 Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. 13 But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. 14 If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.

Also in Peter God lets us know that we never should be taken by suprise when suffering will come. In the midst of that suffering praise God and don’t let those circumstances dictate your happiness. Also God will bless all those that are persecuted and insulted in His name. We are not on this world for other people, but for our Lord!

These two parts of the Bible confirm that suffering is part of being a Christian. The devil hates everyone that decides to follow Christ and he will do anything to get us to reject our faith and to get us to reject Christ. But never let that happen as anyone that dies in Gods name will be rewarded in heaven. And I am not saying it is easy to give your life, but as we have seen with these beheadings by ISIS all those people did not reject Christ so they are a testimony that when in that situation is possible (very possible) to not give up your faith!

Don’t get discouraged by all the ways that we are being persecuted. Not only by ISIS but also by atheist and homoseksuals (those groups in particular) that will attack Christianity at every way they see possible. Even trying everywhere to marry (while this is Christian institute) with someone of the same sex is already a clear attack from them on Christian values. In the Netherlands they (on purpose) target Christian workers at City Hall when they want to marry. In my country you can choose your own person to do the wedding for you and in a lot of instances gays have deliberatilly chosen a Christian person, because they knew that he or she would reject. And we have laws here that if you reject to same-sex marriages then you have to leave that job.

Please put your trust and find peace in God especially in situation where you are being persecuted. God has not forgotten you and will give you the strength to endure that storm!

God bless you!

My view – Beauty and sexuality

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My view – Beauty and sexuality

Dear brothers and sisters,

Thank you for reading this new blog in the “My view”. In this blog I will be talking about beauty and sexuality and what the Bible tells us about this subject. Nowadays the media (and society as a whole) has a very distorted view on what beauty and sexuality are and should be.

As a Christian we are luckily thought by God what beauty really is. First of all God created all of us in His image. This means that although someone may not look like the media or society wants, but that does not mean that someone is not beautiful. God made everybody with a desire for someone else. God wouldn’t put a desire for another person in you, if He did not also put someone on earth as well that considers you to be beautiful.

But according to the Bible when we focus on beauty then we should look at the innerbeauty as well. Because we can look like a supermodel, but if we lack beauty on the inside, then we are not beautiful:

1 Peter 3:3-4:

Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.

Also as a man we should not only look to the outer beauty of a woman (the other way is also applicable). In Proverbs 31:30 we read:

Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.

So when we are looking for beauty, make sure that (as is normal in the world) you don’t only look to the outer beauty, because it can be so deceitful and make that you make a wrong choice in the relationship you enter in. Know that God has already determined someone to be your husband or wife. If we follow God, then you will know when that someone enters into your life, because the Holy Spirit will let you know … this was exactly what happened when I met my wife.

So please don’t allow the devil to use the media and current society standards to determine what beauty is, because it seems that the more a woman shows with her clothing the more beautiful she is … while the beauty is very much in how we are and act. Don’t sell yourself short, because you are very valuable to God!

Sexuality

I find it very important to address this part of beauty as well. Our children are thought a very sick and demonic way to look to sexuality. In their schools they are already thought when 12 years old that they need protection when having sex. Schools are not even teaching them to hold themselves from sex until married … no, they are just informing them to do it safe. In the media they see how sex is just for everything and can be used as a weapon (show nudity to get a man to do what you want). Also, our children see music videos and programs telling and showing them that they should were “sexy” clothing and show their breast and butts. For them it becomes normal to dress very sinful. They don’t even see it as sinful anymore. That is why we should teach our children that it is very wrong to see sexuality according to the world, and we need to teach them sex as the Bible tells us how we should see it. Never let your children go out of the house dressed in a way that brings down the respect with which people will look on them.

Also in marriage we should makes sure that our sexuality is only for our spouse. If not, then it can be very bad for the marriage:

1 Corinthians 7:3-5

The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights, and likewise the wife to her husband. For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. Likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.

We should only give ourselves sexually to our spouse and never even let any else come near our spouse.

Genesis 2:24

Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.

Nowadays being married is not so sacred anymore as homosexuals want that same right, while marriage by God is made for a man to marry a woman. Also nowadays the world looks down on marriage and wants us to not commit or even life a life with a lot of bed partners. But God makes is very clear that we are made to be for 1 man (when a woman) or vice versa.

Please keep on praying for our children that their view and opinions on sexuality, beauty and marriage is always based on Gods word. The world is actively trying to corrupt them, but luckily God will not allow that!

God bless you!

 

 

My view – Natural hair

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My view on natural hair

God bless you all!

As I mentioned in my last ‘My view’ my wife is born in Ghana. As a black woman she has been confronted with a discussion that is still ongoing to this day: natural hair versus weave/wigs.

 

Going natural is not something that everyone just understands and accepts. Even for her taking the step to go natural with her hair took her some weeks of doing research on it and how she can take the best care of her natural hair. After that period she finally took the step and see did the ‘big chop’ (see part of natural hair journey: How I coil my TWA kinky hair ) which means that she cuts of her hair and losing the hair that has been straightened.

She is now really loving her natural hair (and I even more!), but she can’t wait until it has grown longer. She loves this length, but she knows that when it is longer she “rocks” it even more.

Now my view on natural hair:

I love it that my wife made the decision to go natural and no longer to straighten her hair and use weave and wigs. I love her natural hair and she looks even more beautiful now with her natural hair then she did before. But also I believe that God wants us to be natural. The first part on which I base this is a favorite Bible verse of mine: Genesis 1:27

27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and femalehe created them.

This verse already makes it very clear that God loves very much and knew exactly how He created each one of us. If people don’t like something about your appearance, then it is your problem, but never hide or change something on your body. God made every sort of hair in His image as well, he loves African hair just as much as the hair of any other race on this earth. So never feel that you have to wear a wig with European style hair, because God made every woman beautiful with her own hair, and as I mentioned earlier, my wife’s hair looks far more beautiful then any weave or wig she has worn.

In 1 Corinthians chapter 11 God also tells us that the beauty and the glory of a woman lies in her hair. God doesn’t want man to have long hair, but for a woman He gives glory in her long hair. My wife loves to have her natural hair grow longer, because God has put that desire in her. But also this chapter makes it clear that the glory is in HER hair, so not in synthetic hair or hair from someone else you bought!

God bless you for bringing my beautiful wife in my life (and my fantastic 3 children as well of course!) and giving her glory and beauty with her natural hair.