OUR TWO MESSAGES OF HOPE WITHIN THE TREE OF LIFE 1 st Message: EVERLASTING LIFE FOR ALL 2 nd Message: TURNING ILLNESS INTO WELLNESS
OUR 1 st MESSAGE OF HOPE… EVERLASTING LIFE FOR ALL MANKIND It is simply impossible for Hans-Joachim and me to separate these two components from one another. They belong together… because it’s all about the risen Christ. Firstly He gave His life for all to have everlasting life. Secondly He created a global garden for all mankind… with innumerable miracle molecules, having divine healing power which puts the feeble attempts of man in labs to shame. The whole world is in a mess and everybody knows this… taking into account what goes on in our immediate environments. And all because of the ‘quest-for-healing’-focus not being on Christ above… but on mortal human with their white coats. In spite of the fact that these comments and statements can be detrimental to our business, it does not keep us from expressing them… right from the beginning. Primarily it is not about the oils, but about the Creator of these oils. However, the oils are an indescribable bonus for those in dire need of healing. God provided them for all mankind… irrespective of belief, religion, race, or background. Beating about the bush with sugar-coated chatter is the global norm today. As a rule people run away from reality… from discomfort… from truth. That is why consulting rooms, where appeasing talk thrives, are usually choc ‘n bloc full. And the sadness of all… the agendas within many of those rooms. Egomania? Power hunger? Exploitation of the needy? Gullibility? All of us want immediate comfort. The question, however, can man give us the true- and lasting solutions for our problems? By NO means… because man is fallible and some of the question marks above (or all of them) may most likely be at play to a lesser or greater extent. Ego playgrounds are saturated in this world, having narcissism risen to epidemic proportions… like never before in human history many so-called Christians being no exception… sadly. To keep people in bondage with doctrines that put the ‘spiritual root’ of illness at the feet of the ill, is to put the onus of healing on the sufferer… and not on God. This is a subtle way of certain ministries controlling their followers… unbeknownst to the ones in pain. They put pressure on people via books… making them feel responsible for their illnesses. They put them back under the law… force them to take back their sins… and ridicule Christ’s Blood on the cross. To be under the law, is to be under the curse. Christians can only be Christians when they do not resort under the law any more. Jesus did away with sin… once and for all! A more excellent way of healing? Sanctifying our own hearts ? Two logical outflows of the “free will” fallacy that has infiltrated the world… making people believe that they are in control of their own healing…. God’s total Supremacy and control totally ignored. A dangerous- and ego-feeding myth that captivates amongst others thousands of South African ‘Christians’. A thousand plus pages within two pieces of written compilations blindly followed… because they appear so (w)right and noble. A sad state of affairs. In all these pages both have the focus upon man and not upon Christ. Adam and Eve did not have a care in the world. Why? Because they were not aware of themselves…but only of God. But that changed when they were deceived into putting the focus upon themselves…with their sudden loneliness and misery as the consequence of their rebellion. And the two documents referred to here? Rebellion in its utmost subtle form. There is but ONE ONLY Way of healing… to relax against the breast of Christ… giving all our burdens to Him… illnesses included. Writing books with the agenda to instil guilt within ill people, is to deny them the freedom they are supposed to have in Christ. There is only One root of illness… and that is God Himself. Please read Isaiah 45:7 . Jesus emphatically rejects any healing doctrine that puts the focus on man, instead of on the Creator of those illnesses… in John 9:2 - 3 below. People avoid suffering like the plague, unwilling to see the hidden blessing of discomfort that keeps us at His breast. Before the foundation of the world God already had His own agenda in the healing of every person in place… with two main components for each of us… total submissive acceptance of suffering, coupled with His divine chemistry. It’s ALL about God’s inseparable Sovereignty and Love… and not about us mortals. John 9:2-3 2 and His disciples asked Him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?" Jesus answered, " 3 Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but this happened so that the works of God would be displayed in him”. - Berean Study Bible So then rest assured… The Sovereign God of the Bible is behind all misery on this planet… with His own Agenda… His Agenda for ALL to blossom in the end. He is the Supreme Controller of All… of our will and choices… of our every weakness. What a consolation! But who sees it like this? Nobody. People reject this because of personal hunger to control. For virtually all it is just too scary to even imagine being totally at the mercy of the Sovereign God. All it really means is that people (‘Christians’ included) do not trust Him with their lives. To ‘be in control’ gives people ‘power’… and that feeling is good… at least for the time being. Our parents in Eden also fell for this myth… the myth that destroyed their world. Goodness… this just goes to show how successful Satan is… still today! What people today do not know is the price they pay for this egocentric obsession. The price keeping billions away from God’s grace. This price, also called “stress”, affects every cell in the body… with inevitable sickness and misery as a result… slowly but surely. But… and thank God… this misery will end for everyone. It will end the moment we accept His ultimate Supremacy in our lives… the moment we acknowledge our total dependence upon Him. Running away from the Truth is the norm… but spiritual legs can only go so far… before they are forced to stop… at God’s feet… facing Him and having no one else to turn to. No doctor… no counsellor… no Facebook… no Whatsapp… no nothing. Each and everyone WILL come to that stage, as it is predestined for each. Romans 14:11 “It is written: "'As surely as I live,' says the Lord, 'every knee will bow before me; every tongue will acknowledge God.'"” - New International Version Isaiah 45:23 “By myself I have sworn; from my mouth has gone out in righteousness a word that shall not return: ‘To me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear allegiance.’” - English Standard Version Mark 9:49 “For everyone will be salted with fire.” - Berean Literal Bible God has a plan for everyone! Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” - New International Version Did God only have a plan for the Israelites? No, of course not. The Bible is not a text book… neither is it a history book. The Bible is ALL about the ultimate good news Jesus Christ had already brought to the whole world, as well as to those in the graves. 1 Peter 3:18-20 18 For Christ also suffered for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body, but made alive in the spirit, 19 in which He also went and preached to the spirits in prison 20 who disobeyed long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah, while the ark was being built. In the ark a few people, only eight souls, were saved through water.” - Berean Study Bible Scriptures in the Bible are not mere reports of events. They are messages and guidelines meant for ALL… in our every day lives! Our personal experience in South Africa is that 100 percent of the people we have encountered here so far, people calling themselves Christians, reject our belief in an everlasting life for all… in spite of this belief being substantiated within the very Bible they proclaim to believe and read. The passages that will follow, are pertinently included on this page to underscore our belief. These passages will, however, be a challenge for most. Backing off from them will be a clear sign of fear and insecurity. When one’s faith is steadfast and true, there is neither fear, nor insecurity. And to add… an interesting resemblance between Paul’s words around spiritual fragrance below and our mission with God’s Garden Gifts. Both spiritual- and olfactory fragrances are part and parcel of our life… both giving us ultimate comfort, -freedom and -joy. 2 Corinthians 2:14-16 14 But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere. 15 For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing, 16 to one a fragrance from death to death, to the other a fragrance from life to life. Who is sufficient for these things? 17 For we are not, like so many, peddlers of God’s word, but as men of sincerity, as commissioned by God, in the sight of God we speak in Christ.” - English Standard Version Will only the olfactory fragrance our company provides, render enticement… or will there be courage also… to inhale the Spiritual Fragrance that permeates this website… and in particular this page? Will it be a fragrance of life… or one of death to those reading here? Every one will know in his or her inner being the feeling that arises… either one of fear, or one of comfort. In no uncertain terms does Paul connect life and death to the fragrances respectively. Back-up Scriptures will follow as we go along. And before I go any further, just a reminder. To accept all Biblical passages at face value, is not a good practice… simply because there are such a lot of discrepancies in translations. This, however, can be discovered by comparing the English text with the Greek text through interlinear versions… and by applying the Strong’s Concordant numbers allocated to each word. Like perishing for instance in the verse above. Perishing as it is used there, does not reflect the message of God. Millions of ‘Christians’ are misled and programmed by its mistranslation… simply because translations are never questioned. Biblical mistranslations over generations around eschatology… have steered the ‘Christian’ community onto a deceiving path of sorrow and pain. When we read perishing ”, permanent destruction immediately comes to mind and is exactly the intention of the translator. Let us look at the Strong’s number used in verse 15… and its real meaning. Perishing The Strong’s root word number, reflected with the “perishing” in this verse is #622 apollumi (πόλλυμι) Its definition is I lose. Grammatical application here is apollumenois (πολλυμένοις) Grammar: being lost 2 Corinthians 2:15 “ὅτι Χριστοῦ εὐωδία ἐσμὲν τῷ Θεῷ ἐν τοῖς σωζομένοις καὶ ἐν τοῖς πολλυμένοις,” for of Christ a fragrance we are the To God in those being saved and in those being lost 3754 5547 2175 1510 3588 2316 1722 3588 4982 2532 1722 3588 622 - Westcott and Hort 1881 On several occasions Jesus uses the “lost” in a parabolic manner. The lost sheep Luke 15:4 “"Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn't he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it?” - New International Version Strong’s #622 used here The lost coin Luke 15:8 “"Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Doesn't she light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? - New International Version Strong’s #622 used here. The lost son Luke 15:24 “For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.' So they began to celebrate. - New International Version Strong’s #622 used here. Please see what Jesus Himself says about the ‘lost’ (with special emphasis on verse 39) in… John 6:38-40 38 For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. 39 And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all those he has given me, but raise them up at the last day. 40 For my Father's will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day." - New International Version Strong’s #622 used here Let’s see what the Greek Bible says with regard to the “that I shall lose none of all those he has given me “ in the verse 39 . John 6:39 “τοῦτο δέ ἐστιν τὸ θέλημα τοῦ πέμψαντός με, ἵνα πᾶν ὃ δέδωκέν μοι μὴ ἀπολέσω ἐξ αὐτοῦ, ἀλλὰ ἀναστήσω αὐτὸ ἐν τῇ ἐσχάτῃ ἡμέρᾳ” - Westcott and Hort 1881 John 6:39 τοῦτο δέ ἐστιν τὸ θέλημα τοῦ πέμψαντός με, ἵνα πᾶν ὃ δέδωκέν μοι this and is the will of the One who sent me, that all which he has given to me 3778 1161 1510 3588 2307 3588 3992 1473 2443 3956 3739 1325 1473 μὴ ἀπολέσω ἐξ αὐτοῦ, ἀλλὰ ἀναστήσω αὐτὸ ἐν τῇ ἐσχάτῃ ἡμέρᾳ. none I shall lose out of them, but I raise up them in the last day. 3361 622 1537 846 235 450 846 1722 1537 2078 2250 - Westcott and Hort 1881 So NO one will be lost, let alone perish! The “perishing” in 2 Corinthians 2:15 should therefore read… “BEING LOST”… however much a temporary situation. Those resorting among the “lost” in 2 Corinthians 2:15 will ultimately be found by Christ… be brought back… just like the lost sheep… just like the lost coin… just like the lost son. So where then, you may ask, will the “lost” ultimately be found and saved? In the “Lake of Fire. See… the “Lake of Fire” is not what billions of ‘Christians’ believe it to be. Let us see why I say this… Revelation 21:8 “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.“” - New International Version The “death mentioned here… will this be forever? No. 1 Corinthians 15:26 “The last enemy to be destroyed is death.” - New International Version Death will be conquered… both first and second alike. Death is death. God is a consuming Fire… remember? Hebrews 12:29 “for our God is a consuming fire." - New International Version Hebrews 2:15 “and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery”. - New International Version 1 Corinthians 15:28 “When he has done this, then the Son himself will be made subject to him who put everything under him, so that God may be all in all.” - New International Version VERY IMPORTANT TO NOTICE THE “MAY” above… Please check the added may in this verse in the Greek Bible. The word “may” does not appear there at all in this verse. The Strong’s #1510 (“ I am ”) is reflected there. The subjunctive mood is used for a very specific reason… to cast doubt. The doubt of “will God indeed be all in all?” See how subtle added words can lead astray? The subjunctive mood is only always about uncertainty. Interesting how the subjunctive mood is used especially when it comes to the salvation of man. Feel free and check ALL the Bibles for this phenomenon. How many ‘Christians’ believe in an everlasting hell of condemnation? Billions upon billions over generations. And why? Here is the reason why…added words not intended by the Great Author… Jesus Christ. This is also why the Bible explicitly states that the whole world will be deceived. Only few will find the narrow gate… to life… first. The rest will find it at a later stage… each in his or her own order. Check 1 Corinthians 15:23 . Think about all this please. Time is running out. Hades is a reality… a painful one. But rest assured… God is a God of love and will NOT let anyone perish… not in Hades… not in the “lake of fire”… EVER. Hallelujah! Jesus died for ALL mankind. 1 John 2:2 “He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.” - New International Version God reconciled the WHOLE world to Himself. 2 Corinthians 5:19 “that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people's sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.” - New International Version Let us see what God says about the justification   of   the   ungodly . Let us see what He says about the faith of the Christian who indeed believes this justification. And what’s more, let us count on our one hand how many times a pastor has preached about Romans   4:5 . Chances are… never. Contemplation is crucial around the validity of the faith of the ‘Christian’ who does NOT believe this gracious justification of the ungodly by God. It is, to say the least, very scary… and a huge red light should go up for those who do not believe this. Let Schadenfreude never take hold us… even to those who wronged us. All wrongs are orchestrated by our loving Father. Please read Isaiah 45:7 . But let’s see what Romans 4:5 in Greek has to say. Romans 4:5 “τῷ δὲ μὴ ἐργαζομένῳ, πιστεύοντι δὲ ἐπὶ τὸν δικαιοῦντα τὸν ἀσεβῆ, the [one] however not working who believes however on him who justifies the ungodly, 3588 1611 3361 2038 4100 1611 1909 3588 1344 3588 765 λογίζεται ἡ πίστις αὐτοῦ εἰς δικαιοσύνην,” is reckoned the faith of him into righteousness, 3049 3588 4102 846 1519 1343 - Westcott and Hort 1881 To disown anybody the grace of God and to maintain believing in the eternal damnation fate of the unbeliever, is a horrific state of affairs… with grave consequences for the mortal one playing judge. Please contemplate on the “ all liars ” in Revelation 21:8 above. Does all the above sound like a warning, woven into the hope we proclaim? We certainly hope so… because we care a lot. This is an extremely serious matter. Complacency is a dangerous state of affairs. Proverbs 1:32 “For the waywardness of the simple will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them;” - New International Version And to conclude our references to Scriptures… let us see the live conversation Abraham had with the rich man in Hades. The messages in Jesus’ parables are all of utmost significance. Please also note the gentleness with which Abraham answered the rich man. Luke 16:23-31 23 In Hades, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. 24 So he called him, ‘Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.’ 25 “But Abraham replied, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony. 26 And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been set in place, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.’ 27 He answered, ‘Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my family, 28 for I have five brothers, Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.’ 29 ”Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.’ 30 “No, father Abraham,’ he said, ‘but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’ 31 “He said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’” - New International Version We are fully aware of the fact that we are in no position to even try to convince anybody of anything, but we regard this message of utmost importance nevertheless. We can only share. It’s up to God to make seeds grow… or not. May God bless you whoever you are… whatever your faith… wherever you come from! OUR 2 nd MESSAGE OF HOPE… THE HOPE OF TURNING ILLNESS INTO WELLNESS Revelation 22:2 “down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.” - New International Version Strong’s #2322 (therapeia – θεραπεία) is used here for “healing”. The Tree of Life is Christ. “Healing” is what stands in the Bible… and “healing” is indeed what the Author means, The message of hope around our essential oils will be discussed on our “Tree of Life” page… with modern medicine on our “Tree of Knowledge” page. Please also note that this website is one of an organic nature… it evolves.
OUR TWO MESSAGES OF HOPE WITHIN THE TREE OF LIFE 1 st Message: EVERLASTING LIFE FOR ALL 2 nd Message: TURNING ILLNESS INTO WELLNESS
OUR 1 st MESSAGE OF HOPE… EVERLASTING LIFE FOR ALL MANKIND It is simply impossible for Hans-Joachim and me to separate these two components from one another. They belong together… because it’s all about the risen Christ. Firstly He gave His life for all to have everlasting life. Secondly He created a global garden for all mankind… with innumerable miracle molecules, having divine healing power which puts the feeble attempts of man in labs to shame. The whole world is in a mess and everybody knows this… taking into account what goes on in our immediate environments. And all because of the ‘quest-for-healing’-focus not being on Christ above… but on mortal human with their white coats. In spite of the fact that these comments and statements can be detrimental to our business, it does not keep us from expressing them… right from the beginning. Primarily it is not about the oils, but about the Creator of these oils. However, the oils are an indescribable bonus for those in dire need of healing. God provided them for all mankind… irrespective of belief, religion, race, or background. Beating about the bush with sugar-coated chatter is the global norm today. As a rule people run away from reality… from discomfort… from truth. That is why consulting rooms, where appeasing talk thrives, are usually choc ‘n bloc full. And the sadness of all… the agendas within many of those rooms. Egomania? Power hunger? Exploitation of the needy? Gullibility? All of us want immediate comfort. The question, however, can man give us the true- and lasting solutions for our problems? By NO means… because man is fallible and some of the question marks above (or all of them) may most likely be at play to a lesser or greater extent. Ego playgrounds are saturated in this world, having narcissism risen to epidemic proportions… like never before in human history many so-called Christians being no exception… sadly. To keep people in bondage with doctrines that put the ‘spiritual root’ of illness at the feet of the ill, is to put the onus of healing on the sufferer… and not on God. This is a subtle way of certain ministries controlling their followers… unbeknownst to the ones in pain. They put pressure on people via books… making them feel responsible for their illnesses. They put them back under the law… force them to take back their sins… and ridicule Christ’s Blood on the cross. To be under the law, is to be under the curse. Christians can only be Christians when they do not resort under the law any more. Jesus did away with sin… once and for all! A more excellent way of healing? Sanctifying our own hearts ? Two logical outflows of the “free will” fallacy that has infiltrated the world… making people believe that they are in control of their own healing…. God’s total Supremacy and control totally ignored. A dangerous- and ego-feeding myth that captivates amongst others thousands of South African ‘Christians’. A thousand plus pages within two pieces of written compilations blindly followed… because they appear so (w)right and noble. A sad state of affairs. In all these pages both have the focus upon man and not upon Christ. Adam and Eve did not have a care in the world. Why? Because they were not aware of themselves…but only of God. But that changed when they were deceived into putting the focus upon themselves…with their sudden loneliness and misery as the consequence of their rebellion. And the two documents referred to here? Rebellion in its utmost subtle form. There is but ONE ONLY Way of healing… to relax against the breast of Christ… giving all our burdens to Him… illnesses included. Writing books with the agenda to instil guilt within ill people, is to deny them the freedom they are supposed to have in Christ. There is only One root of illness… and that is God Himself. Please read Isaiah 45:7 . Jesus emphatically rejects any healing doctrine that puts the focus on man, instead of on the Creator of those illnesses… in John 9:2 - 3 below. People avoid suffering like the plague, unwilling to see the hidden blessing of discomfort that keeps us at His breast. Before the foundation of the world God already had His own agenda in the healing of every person in place… with two main components for each of us… total submissive acceptance of suffering, coupled with His divine chemistry. It’s ALL about God’s inseparable Sovereignty and Love… and not about us mortals. John 9:2-3 2 and His disciples asked Him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?" Jesus answered, " 3 Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but this happened so that the works of God would be displayed in him”. - Berean Study Bible So then rest assured… The Sovereign God of the Bible is behind all misery on this planet… with His own Agenda… His Agenda for ALL to blossom in the end. He is the Supreme Controller of All… of our will and choices… of our every weakness. What a consolation! But who sees it like this? Nobody. People reject this because of personal hunger to control. For virtually all it is just too scary to even imagine being totally at the mercy of the Sovereign God. All it really means is that people (‘Christians’ included) do not trust Him with their lives. To ‘be in control’ gives people ‘power’… and that feeling is good… at least for the time being. Our parents in Eden also fell for this myth… the myth that destroyed their world. Goodness… this just goes to show how successful Satan is… still today! What people today do not know is the price they pay for this egocentric obsession. The price keeping billions away from God’s grace. This price, also called “stress”, affects every cell in the body… with inevitable sickness and misery as a result… slowly but surely. But… and thank God… this misery will end for everyone. It will end the moment we accept His ultimate Supremacy in our lives… the moment we acknowledge our total dependence upon Him. Running away from the Truth is the norm… but spiritual legs can only go so far… before they are forced to stop… at God’s feet… facing Him and having no one else to turn to. No doctor… no counsellor… no Facebook… no Whatsapp… no nothing. Each and everyone WILL come to that stage, as it is predestined for each. Romans 14:11 “It is written: "'As surely as I live,' says the Lord, 'every knee will bow before me; every tongue will acknowledge God.'"” - New International Version Isaiah 45:23 “By myself I have sworn; from my mouth has gone out in righteousness a word that shall not return: ‘To me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear allegiance.’” - English Standard Version Mark 9:49 “For everyone will be salted with fire.” - Berean Literal Bible God has a plan for everyone! Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” - New International Version Did God only have a plan for the Israelites? No, of course not. The Bible is not a text book… neither is it a history book. The Bible is ALL about the ultimate good news Jesus Christ had already brought to the whole world, as well as to those in the graves. 1 Peter 3:18-20 18 For Christ also suffered for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body, but made alive in the spirit, 19 in which He also went and preached to the spirits in prison 20 who disobeyed long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah, while the ark was being built. In the ark a few people, only eight souls, were saved through water.” - Berean Study Bible Scriptures in the Bible are not mere reports of events. They are messages and guidelines meant for ALL… in our every day lives! Our personal experience in South Africa is that 100 percent of the people we have encountered here so far, people calling themselves Christians, reject our belief in an everlasting life for all… in spite of this belief being substantiated within the very Bible they proclaim to believe and read. The passages that will follow, are pertinently included on this page to underscore our belief. These passages will, however, be a challenge for most. Backing off from them will be a clear sign of fear and insecurity. When one’s faith is steadfast and true, there is neither fear, nor insecurity. And to add… an interesting resemblance between Paul’s words around spiritual fragrance below and our mission with God’s Garden Gifts. Both spiritual- and olfactory fragrances are part and parcel of our life… both giving us ultimate comfort, -freedom and -joy. 2 Corinthians 2:14-16 14 But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere. 15 For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing, 16 to one a fragrance from death to death, to the other a fragrance from life to life. Who is sufficient for these things? 17 For we are not, like so many, peddlers of God’s word, but as men of sincerity, as commissioned by God, in the sight of God we speak in Christ.” - English Standard Version Will only the olfactory fragrance our company provides, render enticement… or will there be courage also… to inhale the Spiritual Fragrance that permeates this website… and in particular this page? Will it be a fragrance of life… or one of death to those reading here? Every one will know in his or her inner being the feeling that arises… either one of fear, or one of comfort. In no uncertain terms does Paul connect life and death to the fragrances respectively. Back-up Scriptures will follow as we go along. And before I go any further, just a reminder. To accept all Biblical passages at face value, is not a good practice… simply because there are such a lot of discrepancies in translations. This, however, can be discovered by comparing the English text with the Greek text through interlinear versions… and by applying the Strong’s Concordant numbers allocated to each word. Like perishing for instance in the verse above. Perishing as it is used there, does not reflect the message of God. Millions of ‘Christians’ are misled and programmed by its mistranslation… simply because translations are never questioned. Biblical mistranslations over generations around eschatology… have steered the ‘Christian’ community onto a deceiving path of sorrow and pain. When we read perishing ”, permanent destruction immediately comes to mind and is exactly the intention of the translator. Let us look at the Strong’s number used in verse 15… and its real meaning. Perishing The Strong’s root word number, reflected with the perishing” in this verse is #622 apollumi (πόλλυμι) Its definition is I lose. Grammatical application here is apollumenois (πολλυμένοις) Grammar: being lost 2 Corinthians 2:15 “ὅτι Χριστοῦ εὐωδία ἐσμὲν τῷ Θεῷ ἐν τοῖς σωζομένοις καὶ ἐν τοῖς πολλυμένοις,” for of Christ a fragrance we are the To God in those being saved and in those being lost 3754 5547 2175 1510 3588 2316 1722 3588 4982 2532 1722 3588 622 - Westcott and Hort 1881 On several occasions Jesus uses the “lost” in a parabolic manner. The lost sheep Luke 15:4 “"Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn't he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it?” - New International Version Strong’s #622 used here The lost coin Luke 15:8 “"Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Doesn't she light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? - New International Version Strong’s #622 used here. The lost son Luke 15:24 “For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.' So they began to celebrate. - New International Version Strong’s #622 used here. Please see what Jesus Himself says about the ‘lost’ (with special emphasis on verse 39) in… John 6:38-40 38 For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. 39 And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all those he has given me, but raise them up at the last day. 40 For my Father's will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day." - New International Version Strong’s #622 used here Let’s see what the Greek Bible says with regard to the “that I shall lose none of all those he has given me in the verse 39 . John 6:39 “τοῦτο δέ ἐστιν τὸ θέλημα τοῦ πέμψαντός με, ἵνα πᾶν ὃ δέδωκέν μοι μὴ ἀπολέσω ἐξ αὐτοῦ, ἀλλὰ ἀναστήσω αὐτὸ ἐν τῇ ἐσχάτῃ ἡμέρᾳ” - Westcott and Hort 1881 John 6:39 τοῦτο δέ ἐστιν τὸ θέλημα τοῦ πέμψαντός με, ἵνα πᾶν ὃ δέδωκέν μοι this and is the will of the One who sent me, that all which he has given to me 3778 1161 1510 3588 2307 3588 3992 1473 2443 3956 3739 1325 1473 μὴ ἀπολέσω ἐξ αὐτοῦ, ἀλλὰ ἀναστήσω αὐτὸ ἐν τῇ ἐσχάτῃ ἡμέρᾳ. none I shall lose out of them, but I raise up them in the last day. 3361 622 1537 846 235 450 846 1722 1537 2078 2250 - Westcott and Hort 1881 So NO one will be lost, let alone perish! The “perishing” in 2 Corinthians 2:15 should therefore read… “BEING LOST”… however much a temporary situation. Those resorting among the “lost” in 2 Corinthians 2:15 will ultimately be found by Christ… be brought back… just like the lost sheep… just like the lost coin… just like the lost son. So where then, you may ask, will the “lost” ultimately be found and saved? In the “Lake of Fire. See… the “Lake of Fire” is not what billions of ‘Christians’ believe it to be. Let us see why I say this… Revelation 21:8 “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.“” - New International Version The “death mentioned here… will this be forever? No. 1 Corinthians 15:26 “The last enemy to be destroyed is death.” - New International Version Death will be conquered… both first and second alike. Death is death. God is a consuming Fire… remember? Hebrews 12:29 “for our God is a consuming fire." - New International Version Hebrews 2:15 “and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery”. - New International Version 1 Corinthians 15:28 “When he has done this, then the Son himself will be made subject to him who put everything under him, so that God may be all in all.” - New International Version VERY IMPORTANT TO NOTICE THE “MAY” above… Please check the added may in this verse in the Greek Bible. The word “may” does not appear there at all in this verse. The Strong’s #1510 (“ I am ”) is reflected there. The subjunctive mood is used for a very specific reason… to cast doubt. The doubt of “will God indeed be all in all?” See how subtle added words can lead astray? The subjunctive mood is only always about uncertainty. Interesting how the subjunctive mood is used especially when it comes to the salvation of man. Feel free and check ALL the Bibles for this phenomenon. How many ‘Christians’ believe in an everlasting hell of condemnation? Billions upon billions over generations. And why? Here is the reason why…added words not intended by the Great Author… Jesus Christ. This is also why the Bible explicitly states that the whole world will be deceived. Only few will find the narrow gate… to life… first. The rest will find it at a later stage… each in his or her own order. Check 1 Corinthians 15:23 . Think about all this please. Time is running out. Hades is a reality… a painful one. But rest assured… God is a God of love and will NOT let anyone perish… not in Hades… not in the “lake of fire”… EVER. Hallelujah! Jesus died for ALL mankind. 1 John 2:2 “He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.” - New International Version God reconciled the WHOLE world to Himself. 2 Corinthians 5:19 “that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people's sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.” - New International Version Let us see what God says about the justification   of the   ungodly . Let us see what He says about the faith of the Christian who indeed believes this justification. And what’s more, let us count on our one hand how many times a pastor has preached about Romans   4:5 . Chances are… never. Contemplation is crucial around the validity of the faith of the ‘Christian’ who does NOT believe this gracious justification of the ungodly by God. It is, to say the least, very scary… and a huge red light should go up for those who do not believe this. Let Schadenfreude never take hold us… even to those who wronged us. All wrongs are orchestrated by our loving Father. Please read Isaiah 45:7 . But let’s see what Romans 4:5 in Greek has to say. Romans 4:5 “τῷ δὲ μὴ ἐργαζομένῳ, πιστεύοντι δὲ ἐπὶ τὸν δικαιοῦντα τὸν ἀσεβῆ, the [one] however not working who believes however on him who justifies the ungodly, 3588 1611 3361 2038 4100 1611 1909 3588 1344 3588 765 λογίζεται πίστις αὐτοῦ ε ς δικαιοσύνην,” is reckoned the faith of him into righteousness, 3049 3588 4102 846 1519 1343 - Westcott and Hort 1881 To disown anybody the grace of God and to maintain believing in the eternal damnation fate of the unbeliever, is a horrific state of affairs… with grave consequences for the mortal one playing judge. Please contemplate on the all liars in Revelation 21:8 above. Does all the above sound like a warning, woven into the hope we proclaim? We certainly hope so… because we care a lot. This is an extremely serious matter. Complacency is a dangerous state of affairs. Proverbs 1:32 “For the waywardness of the simple will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them;” - New International Version And to conclude our references to Scriptures… let us see the live conversation Abraham had with the rich man in Hades. The messages in Jesus’ parables are all of utmost significance. Please also note the gentleness with which Abraham answered the rich man. Luke 16:23-31 23 In Hades, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. 24 So he called him, ‘Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.’ 25 “But Abraham replied, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony. 26 And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been set in place, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.’ 27 He answered, ‘Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my family, 28 for I have five brothers, Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.’ 29 ”Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.’ 30 “No, father Abraham,’ he said, ‘but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’ 31 “He said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’” - New International Version We are fully aware of the fact that we are in no position to even try to convince anybody of anything, but we regard this message of utmost importance nevertheless. We can only share. It’s up to God to make seeds grow… or not. May God bless you whoever you are… whatever your faith… wherever you come from! OUR 2 nd MESSAGE OF HOPE… THE HOPE OF TURNING ILLNESS INTO WELLNESS Revelation 22:2 “down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.” - New International Version Strong’s #2322 (therapeia – θεραπεία) is used here for “healing”. The Tree of Life is Christ. “Healing” is what stands in the Bible… and “healing” is indeed what the Author means, The message of hope around our essential oils will be discussed on our “Tree of Life” page… with modern medicine on our “Tree of Knowledge page. Please also note that this website is one of an organic nature… it evolves.
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