Are You Fearful And Superstitious?
Have you ever heard sayings such as good luck ? No doubt you have heard this many times, and probably said it many times, also, if you have met people for the first time, or, when they say good bye . Have you heard the saying of walking under a ladder is bad luck ? A black cat is bad luck? Or, someone will say, picking up a penny on tails will bring you bad luck, but, if you pick a penny up on heads, it will bring you good luck. Also, people will say, Ive had bad luck today. What does superstitious or superstition have to do with scriptures? Does the scriptures speak of a fearful or superstitious person or people? Many people have some kind of trinket, that they think, it will bring them good luck, such as a rabbits foot, which the rabbit is not among the clean foods a person should be eating either.
When your out among people, notice, how they will say to you ' good luck '! Again, what does 'luck ' or superstition, have to do with faith and the scriptures? You would be supprised at the many who follow after this!
There are thousands of supposedly bible believing Christians who are fearful and superstitious . Thousands, probably millions of so called Christians claim to believe in the scriptures( bible) Messiah( Christ) and also believe and practice fearful superstitious activity or superstition. This is something you need to know of regarding fearfulness and superstitious activity, because millions are practicing this on a daily basis, and they dont even realize what they actually are believing in, when they say the above expressions. Lets understand what this word really means in the scriptures.
Could this be a practice of witchcraft, and people dont even know it ?
In the O.K.J.V. this word superstitious or fearful is used in Acts 17:22, and the book of Revelation in the Strongs Greek Lexicon, here are the definitions of this word below. The N.I.V. ; N.A.S. and many of the other newer versions translates this word as religious , but, the word religious does not mean superstitious or fearful. You can verify this from Strongs Lexicon and Strongs Concordance of religious http://www.blueletterbible.org/search/translationResults.cfm?Criteria=religious&t=KJV
.Act 13:43 Now 1161 when the congregation 4864 was broken up 3089, many 4183 of the Jews 2453 and 2532 religious 4576 proselytes 4339 followed 190 Paul 3972 and 2532 Barnabas 921: who 3748, speaking 4354 to them 846, persuaded 3982 them 846 to continue 1961 in the grace 5485 of God 2316. Jam 1:26 If any man 1536 among 1722 you 5213 seem 1380 to be 1511 religious 2357, and bridleth 5468 not 3361 his 846 tongue 1100, but 235 deceiveth 538 his own 846 heart 2588, this man's 5127 religion 2356 [is] vain 3152
As you can see, the word religious 4576; 2357 is not the same word, so the N.I.V. N.K.J.V. N.A.S excreta of the new translations are incorrect in using the word religious in Acts 17:22, these translations make these people look like they are worshiping the true Elohim, however, as you read this in its own context, these people were worshiping an idol demon in Acts 17, they were fearful and faith-less.
Lets search and straighten this coiled serpent out, and find out who he really is!
No, this word is G1174, from G1169 and G1142
G1174. deisidaimonesteros dice-ee-dahee-mon-es'-ter-os the compound of a derivative of the base of 1169 and 1142; more religious than others:--too superstitious.
Hmm, more religious than others, but, is this in a very well sense, or, is it in a bad sense? Lets look and dig a little deeper into its root or base words G1169 and G1142 to see if it means merely religious .
G1169. deilos di-los' from deos (dread); timid, i.e. (by implication) faithless:--fearful.
So, G1169 means faithless:--fearful So, faith-less is the opposite of faithful or having faith , or it can mean without true faith. This is really bad, and we will get into the fearful part later, but, first, lets look at G1142.
G1142. daimon dah'-ee-mown from daio (to distribute fortunes); a dæmon or supernatural spirit (of a bad nature):--devil
The question we should ask is. What number does G1142 derive from? More on this in a moment.
Now, that we have looked at Strongs Lexicon, lets see what Strongs Concordance says about these words also.http://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?Strongs=G1174&t=KJV
1)in a good sense
a) reverencing god or the gods, pious, religious
2) in a bad sense
How can number 1) be in a good sense, when it means: a) reverencing god or the gods( plural), pious, religious?
Lets look at another word and verse in 2 Corinthians 4:4.http://www.blueletterbible.org/Bible.cfm?b=2Cr&c=4&v=4&t=KJV#top 2Cr 4:4 In 1722 whom 3739 the god 2316 of this 5127 world 165 hath blinded 5186 the minds 3540 of them which believe not 571, lest 1519 3361 the light 5462 of the glorious 1391 gospel 2098 of Messiah 5547, who 3739 is 2076 the image 1504 of G-d 2316, should shine 826 unto them 846.
Notice the lower case god number 2316 is no different from the capitol G-d. or lower case Greek theos
Now notice who they were really worshiping in Acts chapter 17 as this city was given wholly to idolatry from Strongs Lexicon.
G1140. daimonion dahee-mon'-ee-on neuter of a derivative of 1142; a dæmonic being; by extension a deity:--devil, god.
Notice G1140 is derived from G1142; a demonic being, by extension a deity:-- devil, god
Wow, now we have made the connection of Acts 17 with the worship of a deity called the devil god or theos.
G1142 means ( to distribute fortunes ) a demon or supernatural spirit( of a bad nature):-- devil, god . So a fearful or superstitious person does not mean a faithful person, but, rather a faith-less or fearful person, which is also an un-believer, or un-believing person. So these people that Shaul( Paul) was speaking to, these were non believers in Acts 17, and they were worshiping the devil, the Greek deity- called theos.
What about fearful ? This is also G1169, and you will find this word used in Matthew 8:26; Mark 4:40; Luke 21:11.
Also in Revelation 21:8But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. But the fearful, and unbelieving , and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
Have you had people to say to you good luck ?( See Isaiah 65:11 and the delusion in Isaiah 66 that Yahweh chooses). Or, they will say, all I have is bad luck. unquote. Believe it or not, but, many professing Christians and non professing Christians alike say many of the sayings I quoted at the beginning of this article, however, some may say these things because of habit, and may not mean any ill intent, but, nevertheless, this is a sign of a non scriptural( biblical) believing person, and it is a belief in witchcraft and sorcery, or even demonic activity or possession of the devil in devil worship.
Acts 17 also proves that Shaul ( Paul) nor Luke never wrote the inscription TO THE UNKNOWN GOD it was the translator that merely wrote this, because - the translator also was a fearful and superstitious person, because they believed in a god or theos called the devil, diablos.
How can I say that with certainty you may ask? Because Shaul( Paul) and Luke knew the name of the true Elohim, and they would have told these idol worshipers the truth, and YAHWEHS true name, and would have identified Him to these people. Also, this text does not say that Paul or Luke wrote this inscription, but, that they found the inscription above already written by these people, this text does not say that Luke or Paul wrote the above inscription!
Before I leave this, I want to also bring your attention to all the modern translators in their translations errors regarding this verse in this chapter in Acts 17 by merely using the word religious . This obscures and adds more confusion and error for the reader of the newer translations, than it does for the O.K.J.V. texts readers, however, you must still research it out in the Greek text, and at least you can do this with a Greek Lexicon number coded to the O.K.J.V..
There is no such thing as having good luck or bad luck , if something is going to happen, it will, and many times, we bring hardship on ourselves, by not making the right decisions by letting Messiah YahwehShua form within us, if we do, then, and only then, we will walk according to YAHWEHS will, and not lean on our own understanding, living by happen stance and happen chance, but, we must let Abba YAHWEH form Messiah within us, then, He will guide our ways through His spirit formed within us, and we will not walk by sight, but by true saving faith, with His righteousness by faith in us, and we will not fulfill the lusts of the flesh.
Yes, we slip up, but, no matter if it is the third, sixth, or tenth time, we must repent, and never give up, and keep moving forward, keep hanging on, for why would you give it up now, where would you go? What would you do? This world has nothing to offer us, when we live in pain and tribulations, we then grow stronger in Messiah YahwehShua, as Messiah was made strong through suffering, should we expect any less?
We have a great City, whose builder and maker is YAHWEH, wherein dwells righteousness, and a sure reward, even as He has promised us, and not only us, but also to those who were before us. Think on this, those in past times lived in caves alone, and the world was not worthy of them, how much more better are you and I? Do we live in caves as others in times past? Nay, but we are surrounded by modern Babylon, which we must come out of her, and resist its temptations, and stand fast until the end. So be it, and I pray YAHWEH makes it so.
Eliyah C. still on the net, not of my own self, but, by His Grace only!