The Bhagavad Gita 9:11
"The foolish disregard Me, when clad in human semblance......."
They had as king over them the angel of the Abyss, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon and in Greek is Apollyon (that is, Destroyer).
The Lightning and the Sun by Savitri Devi
"And the one and only sensible policy can but be to let things take their course and to await the coming Destroyer, destined to clear the ground for the building of a new "Age of Truth": the One Whom the Hindus name Kalki and hail as the tenth and last Incarnation of Vishnu; the Destroyer Whose advent is the condition of the preservation of Life, according to Life's everlasting laws."
Srimad Bhagavatam 1:3:26
O brāhmaṇas, the incarnations of the Lord are innumerable, like rivulets flowing from inexhaustible sources of water.
Thoth - The Emerald Tablets
"No eyes will raise to heaven. The pure will be thought insane and the impure will be honoured as wise. The madman will be believed brave, and the wicked esteemed as good."
Odin - The Hávamál
"Then I was fertilized and became wise; I truly grew and thrived. From a word to a word I was led to a word, From a work to a work I was led to a work."
The Apollyon: Apollo The Destroyer
Quotations from The Name of Apollon by Lykeia
"To promote order and justice, Apollon must enforce it by the destruction of that which is against nature or violates the social contract, that is to say the rules by which people peacefully and successfully live together and upon which they agree. It is for this reason that Apollon gives a voice in the assembly to everyone to have an equal say in their society and therefore embodies all that we enjoy from a democratic state. No man can block the freedom of another when all are in council with shared citizens' privilege to speak equally."
"The purpose of Apollon acting in this specific socio-political function pertains to the human need for communal order. As a community does not exist comprised of an individual but rather as a singular entity of numerous interlinked, yet individual bodies."
"The human need for Apollon's influence in this regard shows itself in Apollon's nature, likewise with the Athenian epithet Metageitnios, he who "brings us together" as Apollon was called when Theseus united the villages into the singular body of Athens."
"In this manner Apollon was clearly seen as a protector of leaders in government of the citizenry and it is safe to assume would likewise be considered a protector of customary laws."
"But as with the body, the body of the state can also become corrupted and harmful to its members. In the face of social ills it can be said that Apollon is the inspirer of orators, those who in turn inspire others to corrective action as the heralds of change and evolution."
"And perhaps more telling is the fragment of a hymn by Archilochus in which Apollon is called upon to destroy the guilty. "My lord Apollo, single out the guilty ones; destroy them, O destroyer god.""
"Apollon as destroyer, as the god of what is essentially "order" targets disruptive elements that can be characterised as "darkness" or "evil". This likewise is reflected in the image of Apollon as the archer, if we consider that the arrow is likened to rays of light and the god is at the apex of his shower of darts, making them move together in their course towards their target."
"This would be the very image that the common worshiper would be familiar with: the golden god, with his arrows clattering and bow in hand as he strides across the land and sea."
"Therefore the protective and destructive powers of Apollon are one and the same, as the destructive nature of the god is often bent toward maintaining the harmony of a thing by destroying that which corrupts its purity and natural balance. In this fashion the destroyer is beneficial to humanity and the cosmos, and his harsher nature is tempered by his compassion towards humanity as a whole, the same compassion that compelled him to mythically plead our case during one of his father's rages against the human race. In this respect destruction cannot be bad, but rather a good as a cosmic necessity."
"Although he doesn't commonly pursue his prey in the hunt, he does have hunting related epithets and cult practice, which may have more to do with his nature of bringing the end of life to all things in one fell swoop as he pours out his arrows."
"Apollon is an aggressive deity who quickly destroys pollution that would attempt to cross his path."
"Certainly the image of Apollon as Tenedos, with a pelekys, a hatchet in hand as executioner of adulterers would have been an awe-inspiring reminder of his seemingly unforgiving nature."
"Fearful superstition viewing Apollon as a menacing plague-bringer all too quick to slay and bring suffering to men is quite contrary to such a cool, rational, compassionate and moderate god such as Apollon, whereas a god who dispassionately and yet at the same time out of fondness for us, brings an end to our mortal lives fits much more reasonably with his nature. He is the god who must destroy us in our limited forms in order to receive us. For Apollon stands before the gates of that greatest height that we desire to attain, at which we will find the necessary ends."
"Even as night cannot withstand the light of day, so too does the divine light which illuminates and reveals to the mind, conquer the darkness of dangerous ignorance and superstition which blinds the mind and stunts the soul."
"Apollon's association with the natural order of death as being something not grievous but progressing out of the natural order of time."
"Apollon protects that which is not passing into death, in other words, he protects the living from the untimely arrival of death as much as he can without acting against the Moirai. This protection of the god is very much an important part too. In our individual and in our community's collective spiritual well being as much as the physical. It is no great wonder that his protection extends to many venues of our lives, such as the boundaries and doorways of our spiritual journeys, even as he extends his protection to the physical markers as a protector of roads, cities and the common household entrances."
"Apollon merely brings about the timely end of life, and most especially for those who are esteemed by him, when their allotted period on earth comes to an end. Such is the case recounted by Homer in the Odyssey when he speaks of the Island of Syria. There, he says, men and women do not age, but rather, at the end of their lives are slain, the men by the arrows of Apollon, and the women by those of his twin Artemis."
"A not insignificant part of Apollon's function as destroyer deals with the maintenance and restoration of purity of the body and of the soul's natural harmonic tendency."
"This too is extended to the nature of the soul that depends on its periodic cleansing and the renewal between lives for its well being."
"Through the mechanism of music Apollon promotes continual concord and likewise permanently binds together the separated multitude into a whole."
"His music is that which introduces peace and law into the heart of men by the kithara's evenly ordered tones."
"So profound were the effects of his songs of obedience and concord that they were said to have influenced the minds of listeners to renounce their animosities and reunite in fraternity."
"Apollon as a god acting intellectively in discourse with one who seeks to know, one who is a philosopher. It is by being inspired to the love of wisdom that one is ultimately led to the truth. So Apollon begins his action on the soul as the Inquirer (Pythian), to continue as the Clear One (Delian) and the Manifester (Phanaean), by which he shows the first glimmer of truth. It is to those who then possess knowledge that he becomes the Knowing (Ismenian) and lastly the God of Discourse (Leschenorian)."
"Apollon renders all things to their original form in unity with each other. Even as flames consume all matter, bringing all to ashes, so he consumes all things to reveal the truth of nature."
"Thereby, regardless of one's personal view of the philosophy, even here we find elements of the common regard of Apollon as destroyer, the purifier (or washer), the one who directs harmonious movement and the god who unifies or brings all into assembly."
"The Pythian Games that were held in close relation to the springtime festival of Stepteria, were part of the mytho-cultic worship of Apollon, as victorious over the serpent and in which following purification, Apollon crowns himself with the holy laurel."
"Apollon as oracle shares a great commonality too with Apollon as shepherd and Apollon as Agyicus of the road, which may be more relevant to the modern worshiper. In the former he is a protective caregiving guide and in the later a god who manages all that is carried along the roads and guards against that which is unfavorable as he illuminates the path to one's home or destination."
"Apollon indicates the road that one must go down or which road one is currently traveling."
"Considering him as a god who indicates the road towards harmony."
John 14:2 New International Version (NIV)
2 My Father's house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?
John 14:6 (NIV)
6 Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
Revelation 9:1-11 (NIV)
1 The fifth angel sounded his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen from the sky to the earth. The star was given the key to the shaft of the Abyss.
2 When he opened the Abyss, smoke rose from it like the smoke from a gigantic furnace. The sun and sky were darkened by the smoke from the Abyss.
3 And out of the smoke locusts came down on the earth and were given power like that of scorpions of the earth.
4 They were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any plant or tree, but only those people who did not have the seal of God on their foreheads.
5 They were not allowed to kill them but only to torture them for five months. And the agony they suffered was like that of the sting of a scorpion when it strikes.
6 During those days people will seek death but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will elude them.
7 The locusts looked like horses prepared for battle. On their heads they wore something like crowns of gold, and their faces resembled human faces.
8 Their hair was like women's hair, and their teeth were like lions' teeth.
9 They had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the sound of their wings was like the thundering of many horses and chariots rushing into battle.
10 They had tails with stingers, like scorpions, and in their tails they had power to torment people for five months.
11 They had as king over them the angel of the Abyss, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon and in Greek is Apollyon (that is, Destroyer).
1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 (NIV)
16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.
17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.
18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.
Acts 17:29-31 (NIV)
29 "Therefore since we are God's offspring, we should not think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone, an image made by human design and skill.
30 In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent.
31 For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to everyone by raising him from the dead."
John 5:24 (NIV)
24 Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.
Revelation 2:26-29 (NIV)
26 To the one who is victorious and does my will to the end, I will give authority over the nations
27 that one 'will rule them with an iron scepter and will dash them to pieces like pottery' - just as I have received authority from my Father.
28 I will also give that one the morning star.
29 Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.
John 14:26 (NIV)
26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.
John 16:14 (NIV)
14 He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you.
Galatians 1:8 (NIV)
8 But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let them be under God’s curse!
John 7:7 (NIV)
7 The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify that its works are evil.
Matthew 7:15 (NIV)
15 "Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves."
Ezekiel 22:23-25 (NIV)
23 Again the word of the Lord came to me:
24 "Son of man, say to the land, 'You are a land that has not been cleansed or rained on in the day of wrath.'
25 There is a conspiracy of her princes within her like a roaring lion tearing its prey; they devour people, take treasures and precious things and make many widows within her."
Ezekiel 22:27 (NIV)
27 Her officials within her are like wolves tearing their prey; they shed blood and kill people to make unjust gain.
Jeremiah 7:9-11 (NIV)
9 "'Will you steal and murder, commit adultery and perjury, burn incense to Baal and follow other gods you have not known,
10 and then come and stand before me in this house, which bears my Name, and say, "We are safe" safe to do all these detestable things?
11 Has this house, which bears my Name, become a den of robbers to you? But I have been watching! declares the Lord."
Habakkuk 1:14-17 (NIV)
14 You have made people like the fish in the sea, like the sea creatures that have no ruler.
15 The wicked foe pulls all of them up with hooks, he catches them in his net, he gathers them up in his dragnet; and so he rejoices and is glad.
16 Therefore he sacrifices to his net and burns incense to his dragnet, for by his net he lives in luxury and enjoys the choicest food.
17 Is he to keep on emptying his net, destroying nations without mercy?
Habakkuk 2:10 (NIV)
10 You have plotted the ruin of many peoples, shaming your own house and forfeiting your life.
Romans 2:22 (NIV)
22 As it is written: "God's name is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you."
Hosea 9:7 (NIV)
7 The days of punishment are coming, the days of reckoning are at hand. Let Israel know this. Because your sins are so many and your hostility so great, the prophet is considered a fool, the inspired person a maniac.
Matthew 23:31-33 (NIV)
31 "So you testify against yourselves that you are the descendants of those who murdered the prophets.
32 Go ahead, then, and complete what your ancestors started!
33 "You snakes! You brood of vipers! How will you escape being condemned to hell?"
1 Thessalonians 2:14-16 (NIV)
14 For you, brothers and sisters, became imitators of God's churches in Judea, which are in Christ Jesus: You suffered from your own people the same things those churches suffered from the Jews 15 who killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets and also drove us out. They displease God and are hostile to everyone 16 in their effort to keep us from speaking to the Gentiles so that they may be saved. In this way they always heap up their sins to the limit. The wrath of God has come upon them at last.
Matthew 23:15 (NIV)
15 "Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You travel over land and sea to win a single convert, and when you have succeeded, you make them twice as much a child of hell as you are."
Revelation 2:9 (NIV)
9 "I know your afflictions and your poverty, yet you are rich! I know about the slander of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan."
Revelation 3:9 (NIV)
9 "I will make those who are of the synagogue of Satan, who claim to be Jews though they are not, but are liars. I will make them come and fall down at your feet and acknowledge that I have loved you."
"Communism begins where atheism begins." Karl Marx
"Atheism is a natural and inseparable part of Marxism, of the theory and practice of scientific socialism. Our program necessarily includes the propaganda of atheism." Lenin
Communist and Satanic infiltration are about subversion, bringing about a future social and economic collapse. Creating all the poverty, misunderstanding and hatred needed to feed the beast of world Communism. While Biblical Zionism is the return of God, modern zionism is about giving the synagogue of satan total power over the world. There is no quick fix. Convert the misguided and keep the guilty in the dark. When the end comes they will be surrounded and overwhelmed.
"There is a tremendous need for well instructed Christians, men and women who understand their Faith as the Communists understand theirs. It is not sufficient simply to be in possession of faith today. It is necessary also to understand it." Douglas Hyde (The Answer To Communism)
Matthew 7:15-29 (NIV)
15 "Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. 16 By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles?
17 Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them."
21 "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?' 23 Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!'
24 "Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.
25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.
26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash."
28 When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching, 29 because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law.
John 7:1-13 (NIV)
1 After this, Jesus went around in Galilee. He did not want to go about in Judea because the Jewish leaders there were looking for a way to kill him. 2 But when the Jewish Festival of Tabernacles was near, 3 Jesus' brothers said to him, "Leave Galilee and go to Judea, so that your disciples there may see the works you do. 4 No one who wants to become a public figure acts in secret. Since you are doing these things, show yourself to the world." 5 For even his own brothers did not believe in him.
6 Therefore Jesus told them, "My time is not yet here; for you any time will do. 7 The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify that its works are evil. 8 You go to the festival. I am not going up to this
festival, because my time has not yet fully come." 9 After he had said this, he stayed in Galilee.
10 However, after his brothers had left for the festival, he went also, not publicly, but in secret. 11 Now at the festival the Jewish leaders were watching for Jesus and asking, "Where is he?" 12 Among the crowds there was widespread whispering about him. Some said, "He is a good man." Others replied, "No, he deceives the people." 13 But no one would say anything publicly about him for fear of the leaders.
John 8:31-47 (NIV)
31 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, "If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."
33 They answered him, "We are Abraham's descendants and have never been slaves of anyone. How can you say that we shall be set free?"
34 Jesus replied, "Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. 35 Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. 36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
37 I know that you are Abraham's descendants. Yet you are looking for a way to kill me, because you have no room for my word. 38 I am telling you what I have seen in the Father's presence, and you are doing what you have heard from your father."
39 "Abraham is our father," they answered. "If you were Abraham's children," said Jesus, "then you would do what Abraham did. 40 As it is, you are looking for a way to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. Abraham did not do such things. 41 You are doing the works of your own father." "We are not illegitimate children," they protested. "The only Father we have is God himself."
42 Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father, you would love me, for I have come here from God. I have not come on my own; God sent me.
43 Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say. 44 You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. 45 Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me! 46 Can any of you prove me guilty of sin? If I am telling the truth, why don't you believe me? 47 Whoever belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God."
John 15:13-15 (NIV)
13 "Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command. 15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you."
John 10:11-16 (NIV)
11 "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12 The hired hand is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. 13 The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep.
14 I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me 15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father and I lay down my life for the sheep. 16 I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd."
Titus 1:13-16 (NIV)
13 This saying is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, so that they will be sound in the faith 14 and will pay no attention to Jewish myths or to the merely human commands of those who reject the truth. 15 To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted. 16 They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good.
Matthew 13:36-43 (NIV)
36 Then he left the crowd and went into the house. His disciples came to him and said, "Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field."
37 He answered, "The one who sowed the good seed is the Son of Man. 38 The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the people of the kingdom. The weeds are the people of the evil one, 39 and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels.
40 As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age. 41 The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. 42 They will throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 43 Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Whoever has ears, let them hear."
Matthew 13:3-23 (NIV)
3 Then he told them many things in parables, saying: "A farmer went out to sow his seed.
4 As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up.
5 Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil
6 But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root.
7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants.
8 Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop, a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. 9 Whoever has ears, let them hear."
10 The disciples came to him and asked, "Why do you speak to the people in parables?"
11 He replied, "Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them. 12 Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them.
13 This is why I speak to them in parables: "Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand.
14 In them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah: "You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving.
15 For this people's heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them." 16 "But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear.
17 For truly I tell you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it."
18 "Listen then to what the parable of the sower means: 19 When anyone
hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in their heart. This is the seed sown along the path. 20 The seed falling on rocky ground refers to someone who hears the word and at once receives it with joy. 21 But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away. 22 The seed falling among the thorns refers to someone who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, making it unfruitful. 23 But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown."
Ezekiel 18:19-20 (NIV)
19 "Yet you ask, 'Why does the son not share the guilt of his father?' Since the son has done what is just and right and has been careful to keep all my decrees, he will surely live.
20 The one who sins is the one who will die. The child will not share the guilt of the parent, nor will the parent share the guilt of the child. The righteousness of the righteous will be credited to them, and the wickedness of the wicked will be charged against them.
1 John 5:3 (NIV)
3 In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome.
Romans 14:1-3 (NIV)
1 Accept the one whose faith is weak, without quarrelling over disputable matters.
2 One person's faith allows them to eat anything, but another, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables.
3 The one who eats everything must not treat with contempt the one who does not, and the one who does not eat everything must not judge the one who does, for God has accepted them.
Romans 14:5-6 (NIV)
5 One person considers one day more sacred than another; another considers every day alike. Each of them should be fully convinced in their own mind.
6 Whoever regards one day as special does so to the Lord. Whoever eats meat does so to the Lord, for they give thanks to God; and whoever abstains does so to the Lord and gives thanks to God.
1 Corinthians 10:13 (NIV)
13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
Colossians 3:5 (NIV)
5 Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.
1 Peter 4:6 (NIV)
6 For this is the reason the gospel was preached even to those who are now dead, so that they might be judged according to human standards in regard to the body, but live according to God in regard to the spirit.
Hebrews 10:26 (NIV)
26 If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left.
Hebrews 8:13 (NIV)
13 By calling this covenant "new," he has made the first one obsolete: and what is obsolete and outdated will soon disappear.
Ephesians 4:32 (NIV)
32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
1 Peter 1:22 (NIV)
22 Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart.
John 6:37 (NIV)
37 All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away.
Ecclesiastes 10:4-7 (NIV)
4 If a ruler's anger rises against you, do not leave your post; calmness can lay great offenses to rest.
5 There is an evil I have seen under the sun, the sort of error that arises from a ruler:
6 Fools are put in many high positions, while the rich occupy the low ones.
7 I have seen slaves on horseback, while princes go on foot like slaves.
Matthew 20:1-16 (NIV)
1 "For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard.
2 He agreed to pay them a denarius for the day and sent them into his vineyard.
3 "About nine in the morning he went out and saw others standing in the marketplace doing nothing.
4 He told them, 'You also go and work in my vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.'
5 So they went. "He went out again about noon and about three in the afternoon and did the same thing.
6 About five in the afternoon he went out and found still others standing around. He asked them, 'Why have you been standing here all day long doing nothing?'
7 "'Because no one has hired us,' they answered. "He said to them, 'You also go and work in my vineyard.'
8 "When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, 'Call the workers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last ones hired and going on to the first.'
9 "The workers who were hired about five in the afternoon came and each received a denarius.
10 So when those came who were hired first, they expected to receive more. But each one of them also received a denarius.
11 When they received it, they began to grumble against the landowner.
12 'These who were hired last worked only one hour,' they said, 'and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the work and the heat of the day.'
13 "But he answered one of them, 'I am not being unfair to you, friend. Didn't you agree to work for a denarius?
14 Take your pay and go. I want to give the one who was hired last the same as I gave you.
15 Don't I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious because I am generous?'
16 "So the last will be first, and the first will be last."
Luke 18:7-8 (NIV)
7 And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off?
8 I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?
Matthew 28:19 (NIV)
19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Revelation 3:20 (NIV)
20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.
Luke 11:9-10 (NIV)
9 "So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
10 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened."
Matthew 21:22 (NIV)
22 If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.
Ephesians 6:12 (NIV)
12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
Revelation 12:7-9 (NIV)
7 Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back.
8 But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven.
9 The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.
Revelation 19:11-16 (NIV)
11 I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and wages war.
12 His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself.
13 He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God.
The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean.
Coming out of his mouth is a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. "He will rule them with an iron scepter." He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty.
On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written:
king of kings and lord of lords.
Revelation 21:1-8 (NIV)
1 Then I saw "a new heaven and a new earth," for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea.
2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.
3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God.
4 'He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death' or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away."
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.
7 Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children.
8 But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death."
Revelation 21:22 (NIV)
22 I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple.
Psalm 2:1-9 (NIV)
1 Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain?
2 The kings of the earth rise up and the rulers band together against the Lord and against his anointed, saying,
3 “Let us break their chains and throw off their shackles.”
4 The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them.
5 He rebukes them in his anger and terrifies them in his wrath, saying,
6 “I have installed my king on Zion, my holy mountain.”
7 I will proclaim the Lord’s decree: He said to me, "You are my son; today I have become your father.
8 Ask me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession.
9 You will break them with a rod of iron; you will dash them to pieces like pottery."
Isaiah 42:1-9 (NIV)
1 "Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will bring justice to the nations.
2 He will not shout or cry out, or raise his voice in the streets.
3 A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out. In faithfulness he will bring forth justice;
4 he will not falter or be discouraged till he establishes justice on earth. In his teaching the islands will put their hope."
5 This is what God the Lord says, the Creator of the heavens, who stretches them out, who spreads out the earth with all that springs from it, who gives breath to its people, and life to those who walk on it:
6 "I, the Lord, have called you in righteousness; I will take hold of your hand. I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles,
7 to open eyes that are blind, to free captives from prison and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness."
8 "I am the Lord; that is my name! I will not yield my glory to another or my praise to idols.
9 See, the former things have taken place, and new things I declare; before they spring into being I announce them to you."
Matthew 13:16-17 (NIV)
16 "But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear.
17 For truly I tell you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it."
"Know yourself." Apollo