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Effectual Prayer James 5:16

“The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”  KJV

Is all prayer “effectual”?

πολὺ-ἰσχύει-δέησις –δικαίου-ἐνεργουμένη.

much-is able to do-the prayer-of the righteous-actuated, fully operating

Wycl:     For the contynuel preyer of a iust man is myche worth.

Tynd:     The prayer of a ryghteous man avayleth moche yf it be fervet.

Gen:      for the prayer of a righteous man auaileth much, if it be feruent.

KJV:       The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

ASV:      The supplication of a righteous man availeth much in its working.

ESV: The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

DRP: The fully operating prayer of a righteous person is able to accomplish much.

We can see that the effectiveness of the prayer of the righteous person is conditional on something.  It only works if it is “actuated, fully working.”

Tyndale introduced the idea of fervency, “if it be fervent.” I don’t know where he got that from, since that is not in the Greek.  The ASV and ESV say “as it is working,” etc.  This implies, correctly, that there is a possibility that one’s prayer does not work.  What makes prayer effectual, or “working”?

There are quite a few scriptures which tell us some things that cause our prayer not to work.

The Psalmist of Psalm 66 was a righteous man, but he knew that his prayers did not always work.  In Psalm 66:18 he says “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me.”

If the person praying is “doubting at all,” the prayer is not effective, James 1:6

If the one praying has unconfessed sin, he is not in fellowship with God, and is in darkness, as it says in many scripture passages such as Psalm 66:18; and in the First Epistle of John.

A married man’s prayers may be hindered if he is not treating his wife like it is layed out in 1 Peter 3:7. 

Matthew 5:23,24 says “Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there you remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar, and first go be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.”  This does not mention prayer specifically, but I think it applies, as God is not interested in what you are bringing to him if you are not resolving what you brother has against you.

This is not a complete list, but are some examples of what might cause prayer to not be “fully operating.”

You can download the DRP translation of James here, with footnotes.

Signs of the End Times

Your Orwellian Communist Globalist masters are very pleased with how you have been good slaves and meekly submitted to giving up your God-given rights for the sake of their extremely over-hyped virus. So now they feel confident enough to reveal what plans they have your money. VISA, the credit card company, has revealed that last year it filed a patent for a digital U.S. Dollar, and how it would replace the current fiat dollar. The term “fiat” is Latin, and it is used in money circles to refer to the central bank-printed currencies such as the U.S. dollar that are not backed by gold or anything else, so new additional dollars can be “declared” into existence, thus, “fiat” money.

But, you might say, doesn’t VISA already handle digital dollars? No. Not like the new ones, not even close. The new ones are a kind of software that runs on the Etherium crypto-currency distributed ledger block chain. The ledger will put an existing dollar out of circulation, even using the same serial number, and from then on the central bank machine ledger will know who used that particular dollar each time, and what they used it for, and where they got it. The new digital dollars will be programmable. For example, if some of these digital dollars are put into someone’s account from Welfare, those dollars can be programmmed such that they can only be used for designated purposes. They simply won’t work for anything else. And like the Communist China “social credit system” your particular dollars can be programmed as degraded, such that they won’t be usable for flying, or something else that your masters deem unfit for a political dissident. You can thank Google and Apple and Amazon and the Democrat party for this, as they have been fully on board and cooperating with Communist China, all the while shouting “Russia, Russia, look there, not here.”


Hand in hand with this development, is the coming of “negative interest rates.” Parts of Europe already have negative interest rates. What this means is that your bank account, rather than earning interest, will charge you interest. Yes, you will have to pay the bank even more to hold your money. Well, people will just withdraw all their money, right? No, not when there is no more cash. The only way they can force negative interest rates on us is if they eliminate cash. Of course this is evil and perverted. What’s next, instead of you paying interest on your house mortgage, they pay you to live in a house? Of course that is ridiculous, but evil and insanity go hand in hand. Evil rewards evil, and punishes righteousness. Yes, a tyrant wants people to be dependent on them. Their attack on small businesses has gone a long way toward accomplishing that. America has been attacked, and its citizens are letting it happen. Few have the courage to call the enemy what they are, and just re-open their businesses.


But wait, is President Trump going to go along with this? There are hints and some evidence that it is indeed in the works. Steve Mnuchin, the Secretary of the Treasury, has hired Brian Brooks, who was the legal counsel for Coinbase, one of the largest cryptocurrency trading platforms. (Bitcoin and Etherium are examples of crypto-currencies.) Briand Brooks wrote “distributing Greenbacks on the distributed ledger known as block chain, is inevitable.” This is indeed an indication that the U.S. dollar is going to go to something like Coinbase’s USDC. The Treasury is currently involved in a court case with New York’s regulators over some crypto-currency issue, and Brian Brooks is the man for that job. Furthermore, President Trump has tweeted that the Fed needs to lower our interest rates in order to be competitive with countries who have negative interest rates. Well, our rates are almost zero now, so that probably means that negative interest rates are coming soon for the U.S.


Cryptocurrencies built on the Etherium block chain are also being programmed to keep track of Covid-19 vaccination status and immunity. They are planning a “vaccine license” such that only those certified to be vaccinated will be able to do things like go to concerts. They will use this as an excuse for much of this, and most of you have already fallen for it, so it will not be that hard.


So wow, what can we do about this? Trump will not save you, QAnon will not save you, no human government will save you. In fact, all this must happen, for the scriptures to be fulfilled. This is in line with Bible prophecy, how in the end times there will be a one world government, and that government under “the beast” will be able to control who can buy or sell, over the whole planet. These things must take place before the Return of the King, Jesus Christ, Yeshua Ha Moschiach, the Lion of Judah.
Days will come when many Christians will die of hunger, and many will be beheaded. But it is an exciting time, because we are seeing a separation of the true Christians from the nominal, false Christians. Let us band together, and help each other. Let us meet together and encourage one another, preferably not in state churches that are licensed and incorporated with the state.
Links:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonbrett/2020/05/14/visa-submits-patent-application-for-digital-dollar-using-blockchain/
ID2020, ID will be connected to Bill Gates’ vaccine.
https://youtu.be/SkT0uIUSdWs

Right to Assemble

“The righteous are as bold as a lion.” Prov. 28:1

What happened to the authority of Jesus Christ? Does he have all authority in heaven and earth, or not? Jesus Christ commanded us to assemble together as believers, and commanded us to go evangelize. For those activities, we have all authority. We must say to the human authorities, “We must obey God rather than men.” (Acts 4:19; 5:29)

BTW, the governors etc. who are issuing orders that violate your constitutional rights, THEY are breaking the law in Title 18 USC Sec. 242, “deprivation of rights under color of law,” and committing a crime.

I am very disappointed in you Christians in America. You have a chance to be a testimony to the power of the kingdom of God, and you are being wimps. “But as for the cowardly…their inheritance is in the lake of fire and sulfur, which is the second death.” Revelation 21:8

Of course, if your church asked your state permission to be a state corporation, and your pastor asked your state permission to preach the gospel and obtained a “license to preach the gospel,” and your church asked the IRS permission to be a church under Title 26 USC Sec. 501(c)(3), then your church is by law a creation of the state, is headed by the state, and its head is not Christ. You would have no case in court. But you had no business doing any of that in the first place; and those things are not even required by law. You have a constitutional right to assemble, and a God given order to assemble. And, it could be argued that obtaining those things were acts of rebellion, and a slap in the face of Jesus Christ your master. I do not attend such “churches,” and I suggest it is high time you do not either. REPENT. God is not pleased with cowards.

Who Is the Fountain of Living Waters?

John 7:37-38 And in the great and final day of the festival, there stood Jesus.  And he cried out, saying, “If anyone is thirsty, he should come to me; and drink, he who believes on me.  As the scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from His belly.”

Now go to John 8:6, where Jesus writes in the dirt on the ground. Jesus has just the day before, declared himself to be the fountain of living waters, during the last and great day of the Feast of Sukkot, of Tabernacles.  But the Pharisees and Sanhedrin and religious leaders did not receive him as such.  The next thing they did was bring the woman caught in adultery, to test him. What did Jesus do?  Jesus wrote in the earth, John 8:6, he was writing in the dirt, κατέγραφεν εἰς τὴν γῆν.  Messianic Rabbi Zev Porat points out that this writing in the earth by Jesus was a fulfillment of Jeremiah 17:13-
“O Yahweh, the hope of Israel, all that forsake you shall be put to shame.  They that turn away from me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken Yahweh, THE FOUNTAIN OF LIVING WATERS.”

Jesus writing in the dirt in John 8:6 was a fulfillment of Jeremiah 17:13 in two ways: They were put to shame, and their names were written in the earth, because they had turned away from the fountain of living waters.

But, you may miss this jewel if you are reading some of the modern “gender inclusive” Bible translations in John 7:38:

NIV        Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”

NRSV     and let the one who believes in me drink. As the scripture has said, ‘Out of the believer’s heart shall flow rivers of living water.’”

You see, these obscure the fact that Jesus was declaring Himself to be the fountain of living waters!

Here is my tranlsation of John 7:38:
ὁ πιστεύων εἰς ἐμέ.   καθὼς εἶπεν ἡ γραφή, ποταμοὶ ἐκ τῆς κοιλίας αὐτοῦ ῥεύσουσιν ὕδατος ζῶντος

DRP    he who believes on me.  As the scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from His belly.”

And the KJV:      He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

John 7:38 says, “As the scripture has said.”  Therefore, you have to ask, what scripture is there that says what the NRSV says, “out of the believer’s heart shall flow rivers of living water”?  None exists, but there are scriptures that indicate that Christ is the source of living water.  Moses struck the rock in the desert, and streams of water came out of that.  The apostle Paul said that rock is Christ. Once again I am giving you another good reason to set aside the translations that use plurals for gender inclusiveness.  It makes the scriptures inaccurate and muddied up.

The Greek says “out of his belly.” Does not say “the believer,” and it is not plural.
καθὼς εἶπεν ἡ γραφή, ποταμοὶ ἐκ τῆς κοιλίας αὐτοῦ ῥεύσουσιν ὕδατος ζῶντος

The Hebrew of Jeremiah 17:13:
מִקְוֵה יִשְׂרָאֵל יְהוָה, כָּל-עֹזְבֶיךָ יֵבֹשׁוּ; יסורי (וְסוּרַי) בָּאָרֶץ יִכָּתֵבוּ, כִּי עָזְבוּ מְקוֹר מַיִם-חַיִּים אֶת-יְהוָה.
http://www.mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt1117.htm

This is another indication that the passage about the woman caught in adultery does belong in the Bible, and was indeed inspired by God and written by the apostle John.

I have updated my translation of the gospel of John to incorporate this information.
Download here.

Romans 1:29 Malice

Romans 1:29 (ESV) They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips,…” THIS is an example why I am doing my own translation. The ESV is one of the main English translations, but this verse is unacceptable to me, because in the above list, it has both “malice” and “maliciousness.”. I am still working on this verse, but one thing I know, is that I will not have two forms of the same word.     This applies also to the versions that have “malice” and “ill-will” as their renderings, since those two are essentially the same.

κακία                                       κακοήθεια

GNV                maliciousness                       taking all things in the euill part

Rheims            wickedness  malignity

KJV                  maliciousness                       malignity

ASV                 maliciousness                       malignity

YLT                   malice                                      evil dispositions

JBP                  malice                                      spite

NASB              evil                                            malice

RSV                 malice                                      malignity

Recov             malice                                      malignity

ESV                  malice                                      maliciousness

NIV                  depravity      malice

Amp                malice                                      ill will and cruel ways

NLT                  hate                                         malicious behavior

NCV                hatred                                     thinking the worst about each other

EMTV             malice                                      maliciousness

GNB                vice                                           malice

ISV                   depravity      viciousness

LEB                  malice                                      malevolence

NAB                malice                                      spite

NET                 malice                                      hostility

CSB                  wickedness  malice

CEV                 mean                                       hard to get along with

ERV                 hatred                                     thinking the worst things about each other

GW                  mean                                       viciousness

TLB                  hate                                         bitterness

Mnc                malice                                     meanness

NRSV              malice                                      craftiness

CBW                malice                                      ill-will

JNT                  vice                                           ill-will

Aristotle defined κακοήθεια as seeing the worst in everything.  Or as the LSJ lexicon puts it, “thinking evil, prone to put the worst construction on everythhing.” Paul says: “in everything give thanks, rejoice evermore, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”  Paul says of the lost, “their mouth is full of cursing and bitterness.” 

It is hard to decide how to render this Greek word. In the BDAG lexicon it is defined thus: “a basic defect in character that leads one to be hurtful to others, meanspiritedness, malice, malignity, craftiness…”

The Wrath of God

Romans 1:18-32
1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of humankind, who possess the truth with unrighteousness;
1:19 Because that which may be known about God is manifest in them; for God has shown it to them.
1:20 For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, that is, his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
1:21 Because when they did know God, they glorified him not as God, neither were they thankful; but became foolish in their imaginations, and their unintelligent heart was darkened.
1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
1:23 And substituted the glory of the incorruptible God with an image made like corruptible man, and like birds, and four footed beasts, and creeping things.
1:24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness in the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies with one another other:
1:25 Who substituted the truth of God with a lie, and worshiped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
1:26 For this cause God gave them up to dishonorable affections: both the females among them have quit the natural intimacy for that which is against nature:
1:27 and likewise also the males, leaving the natural intimacy with the female, burned in their lust one toward another; males committing with males that which is unfitting, and receiving in themselves that recompense for their error which was due.
1:28 And according as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not fitting;
1:29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, grouchiness; being whisperers,
1:30 backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
1:31 Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but give approval to those that commit them.

Unqualified Bible Translators

An example of the work of unqualified Bible translators

There are many examples of “crankish” individual translations done by persons reputedly not qualified to translate the Bible these days, but they are not that dangerous, since very few people will read them. What are more dangerous are translations that are respected and reputed to be scholarly, such that many people will read them and trust them, but they are very badly translated. Take the following example.  (First a correct translation, then the wrong ones.)

1 Timothy 3:2- Δεῖ οὖν τὸν ἐπίσκοπον ἀνεπίληπτον εἶναι, μιᾶϛ γυναικὸϛ ἄνδρα
Therefore an overseer must be… the husband of one wife (ESV)

NRSV: Now a bishop must be … married only once

NABRE: Therefore, a bishop must be… married only once

These did not translate ανηρ, did not translate γυνη, and they added a word “married” that is not there. Three errors already. Then also, there are errors of wrongly allowed implication, implying: A Bishop is qualified if married to a horse, as long as married only once. A Bishop is qualified if married to the same gender as himself, as long as married only once. A bishop is qualified if a female, as long as married only once.

CEB: They should be faithful to their spouse
CEV: That’s why officials must… be faithful in marriage.

Whoever translated these 4 above, either do not know what the words ανηρ and γυνη mean, or, much worse, blatantly changed the word in order to help foster acceptance of their belief that a female can be a bishop / overseer / pastor, something contradicted clearly in many other scriptures. Or acceptance that a homosexual can be a bishop / overseer / pastor, something contradicted clearly in many other scriptures. But the apostle says the subject is a MALE human, who has a FEMALE human mate.

So, such translations, which have the reputation of being scholarly, and respected, are far more dangerous than “crankish” individual translations done by unrecognized, unrespected persons, since many people will actually read the NRSV and NAB and trust them.

I declare without reservation, that those persons who produced the above renderings in the NRSV and NAB translations, are NOT QUALIFIED to translate the holy Word of God. It is GOD’S word, which means HE decides who is qualified. I can assure you that anyone who promotes or allows the belief that a female can be a bishop / overseer / pastor in His church, Does Not have the approval of God, neither anyone who promotes or allows the belief that a homosexual can be a bishop / overseer / pastor.  Jesus’ apostles very clearly contradicted these notions in the scriptures. If you have studied the Bible on these topics, you KNOW FULL WELL that this is true. Do not lie against the truth.

There are several Bible translations so called, that I urge you to throw in the garbage if you have them: the NRSV and permutations, the NAB and permutations, the Message, the CEV, and CEB, and the New World Translation.

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Apocalypse Not in the Past

There are things in the book of Revelation in the Bible, that did not make sense until the present modern times.  For example, when the two witnesses are killed in Jerusalem, it says the whole world, every tribe, language and nation, watches them as they get up again.  That is only possible with modern television satellites and Internet.  And even the way they celebrate, by “sending gifts” to one another all around the world, portends Amazon.com and the Internet, and sending gifts by mail.

Revelation 11:8-10:

“⁸And their corpses lie on the boulevard of the great city which is spiritually named Sodom  and Egypt, where also their Lord was crucified.  ⁹And from peoples and tribes and languages and nations they see their corpses for three and a half days.  And they are not allowing their corpses to be placed in a grave.  ¹⁰And those dwelling on the earth rejoice over them, and celebrate, and will send gifts  to one another.  For these two prophets had tormented those dwelling on the earth.”

And speaking of the Internet and satellites, the scenario of the Beast in Revelation chapter 13 controlling the ability of everyone on the planet to buy or sell, would not be possible in the ancient world, or even 40 years ago.  This is only possible with the Internet and satellites, and requires every tribesman in the Congo or Indonesia to be “connected” and “wired.”  No wonder that so called “charitable endeavors” try to get everyone in Africa onto electricity.  That combined with outlawing cash, on the pretext that only criminals use cash.