September 19, 2020

The Foolish Man Who Built His House on the Sand

“But, beloved ones, let not this one matter be hidden from you: that with YHWH, one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.”

 YHWH is omnipresent, omnipotent, and omniscient over all history.

 Two Tibetan lamas who were studying the Bible approached David at one point and said, “We now know why our curses don’t work against you.”  David, was a bit troubled to say the least.

“You curse me?”

“Yes. We are taught to curse missionaries. But what we’ve discovered is that our curses don’t work.”

“Why?”

“We were reading the Book of Matthew and at the end your Master Jesus Christ says, “I will never leave you, nor forsake you even until the end of the age.’ Your God is more powerful than ours.”

The tragedy of the Kalachakra Ceremony is that Tibetans are worshipping Kalachakra, a time god, who is in reality, not THE TIME GOD. The reality is that there is a DAY coming which no one can escape. It is called, The DAY of the LORD.  No man, woman, or child. No powerful shaman, no Dalai Lama, not even Lucifer can hasten the coming of that DAY. There is no one who can control time, with the exception of I AM WHO is the CREATOR. All others beings are created. I AM is the UNCREATED. He is the PERFECT ONE.

 It was this Scripture that the LORD gave me when I was coming to the close of my days as a devout Buddhist. I was so convicted and not being one who would gamble his life for eternity, sought out a pastor, a businessman, and others asking how I might give my life to Jesus Christ whose fulfilled prophecies were far more numerous than any Buddhist prophecies that I’d studied as a scholar for fourteen years.  Now, I think how man in Lucerne who’s built the Large Hadron Collider, the most powerful particle accelerator ever, may be creating his own demise as he toys with the elements, potentially opening a  Pandora’s Box it can not close.

“But the day of YHWH shall come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with intense heat, and the earth and the works that are in it shall be burned up. Seeing all these are to be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be in set-apart behavior and reverence, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of Elohim, through which the heavens shall be destroyed, being set on fire, and the elements melt with intense heat! But according to His promise we wait for a renewed heavens and a renewed earth in which righteousness dwells.

 So then, beloved ones, looking forward to this, do your utmost to be found by Him in peace, spotless, and blameless, and reckon the patience of our Master as deliverance…” 

 2 Kepha 3:10-15 (2 Peter).

 

 

 Yesterday, the Kalachakra closing ceremony in Washington, DC was preceded by a closed door meeting in the White House Map Room between the President of the United States and the Kalachakra Master, the XIV Dalai Lama of Tibet. Shortly following their meeting, the Kalachakra Master joined his shamans and dismantled the Kalachakra magic circle and took up all the energies into himself creating the Adi Buddha, the Universal Religious Emperor.

Begin in humility and confession. “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3) including us. Without the LORD Jesus Christ of Nazareth, we too would be lost.  “Are we better than they? Not at all.”  Without Christ, we deserve judgment as well. We first confess our Nation’s betrayal of the godly remnant in Israel, openly confess and repent for our Nation’s abuse of Native Americans as the host people, for the sins of Freemasonry, Skull and Bones, and abuse  and betrayal of strangers, neighbors, ministers and family that has opened the door to the darkness of Tibetan Buddhism.

Meditation: Psalm 77 “The Consoling Memory of God’s Redemptive Works.”

 

PRAISE: “Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water” (Revelation 14:7). “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There will be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” (Revelation 21) Ascribe greatness to our God. (Deut. 32:4). He is the Rock. His work is perfect. Praise God.  Psalm 75; 76:11, 12; 69:5-15;106:6,35,36,39-43;101:2.

Intercession to the timeless GREAT I AM. “There are giants in the land—great evil spirits of deception plan to reap a harvest” during this visit of the Dalai Lama to Washington, D.C. and Chicago.  “As Christian believers, we (If “self” is crucified) are seated with Christ in heavenly places (Ephesians 1:18-22; 2:5-7)    “F—A—R above all principalities and powers. In that position He wants us to use HIS AUTHORITY to “bind” and “loose” in HIS NAME, the NAME above all names, YESHUA HA’MOSHIACH, JESUS CHRIST OF NAZARETH WHO CAME IN THE FLESH, WAS CRUCIFIED AND ROSE ON THE THIRD DAY(Mt.18:18;28:18;Lk.10:18-19,Rom.16:20, 1Pet.3:22) 

First, Bind the principality Avalokitsevara, the Patron Deity of Tibet Lama  and Kalachakra, the “time god”  and his retinue of 722 demons.  Second, bind White Tara. Again bind those hidden deities such Red Tara Avalokitsevara’s empowering Consort goddess released on September 21, 2005 at the International Campaign for Tibet headquarters at a ritual mandala whose design is to seduce kings, ministers, and leaders, and thirdly bind the Principalities Vajrayogini, Chakrasamvara, and the false spirit of Maitreya.

PROCLAMATION. Psalm 7:3-16. We come to you as priests before His throne for Mercy and that the eyes of Buddhists, humanists, Hindus, secularists, scientists, atheists, backslidden Christians would be enlightened to the Truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and that they not be led astray by syncretistic spiritual practices and the enchantment of false messiahs of peace. CALL FORTH SALVATION for the Peoples of the Buddhist world!!. LORD, SET THE CAPTIVES FREE! We ASK for total protection under YOUR BLOOD JESUS and the SHIELD of FAITH to protect us from the Evil one (Isaiah 54:17). We believe, agree, and doubt not that “this mountain shall be MOVED! (Mk. 11:23)

We loose the Holy Spirit of God to do His convicting and redeeming work through His yielded saints and through providential occurrences and encounters, through dreams, visions, and HOLY SPIRIT visitations of those lost in darkness. 

We ask for a release of GOD’s WORD to set the captives free and HIS Merciful chastening NOW, that these wicked designs, the defiled sands given to initiates and emptied into the  Anacostia River in Washington, on Saturday, July 16, 2011 will not bear any fruit and that GOD would in HIS MERCY awaken many of the lost to the GRACIOUS GIFT of HIS SON JESUS CHRIST and to their unredeemed condition.

That they will recognize the vanity and futility of building their spiritual foundations on sand.  That they would come to realize that the only secure foundation for their soul is to build their house upon the ROCK, YESHUA HA’MOSHIACH, JESUS CHRIST OF NAZARETH. 

“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Master, Master,’ shall enter into the reign of the heavens, but he who is doing the desire of My Father in the heavens. Many shall say to Me in that day, “Master, Master, have we not prophesied in Your Name, and cast out demons in Your Name, and done many mighty works in Your Name?

And then I shall declare to them, ‘I never knew you, depart from Me, you who work lawlessness!”

Therefore, everyone who hears these words of Mine, and does them, shall be like a wise man who built his house on the rock, and the rain came down, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.

And everyone who hears these words of Mine, and does not do them, shall be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand, and the rain came down, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and they beat on that house, and it fell, and great was its fall.” Mattithyahu (Matthew) 7:21-27.

I’ve read many statements from Christians who have called the Dalai Lama a godly man. In this you greatly error.  “Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.” You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes are they, nor figs from thistles are they?”  Matthew 7:15-16. 

Cursed is he who places his trust in mankind, but blessed is he whose trust is in the LORD.

 

District of Columbia:  We hold to the fact that this is a nation, although with many fault founded under GOD. Remember the covenants of our forefathers who committed themselves to serve our LORD JESUS CHRIST. Deu. 32:15-17,19-24,35;5:7;6:14-15. 

Meditate DC: A series of meditative and contemplative-based events are being staged predominately by Buddhist and Hindu groups during the Dalai Lama’s visit to Washington, DC, the week of November 7 – 13, 2005. They tout Meditate DC as “being designed to introduce the Washington area population to the benefits of meditation, as well as provide direct training for those seeking to explore these transformational practices.”   Jeremiah 17:10;Deu.18:9;Isaiah 55:8-9; 57:11-13 

 

Battle for the Mind.   Isaiah 59:8; Jeremiah 17:10;Acts 1:24;15:8, Job chapters 38 & 39. Pray for Christian believers in the scientific community to understand the difference and avoid syncreticism.

 Remember to pray for our nations’ children. During the Awake and Buddhism Project Art Shows financed by Rockefeller and other foundations, over 60 Buddhist art exhibits at universities and art museums introduced Buddhist idolatry through the arts. “Museum educators for three west coast museums worked on preparing a “curriculum guide entitled Visual Arts for Meditation to be used by school teachers in lessons about what meditation is, how it is done and why. The vehicle for the lessons will be the arts in service of, or influenced by, a variety of Buddhist contemplative practices.” It will “be geared to ninth-grade students and packaged for humanities educators with a resource book providing further information.” Consortium for the Arts, University of CA Berkeley.  Pray that these projects are not accepted into our public schools.

 

…”Not since the Beatles went to India has meditation had such a moment to bask in the public spotlight-and now it is with the backing of science, the buzz of corporate America and the inclusion of ancient Christian contemplative practices.”  

The Word for Christians participating in Buddhist meditation: Deu. 32:6; Jer. 13:15-27; “Do not be proud” (‘Pride precedes captivity). Jer.16:10; Discernment for Christians not be pulled in by syncretism in religious praxis or doctrine.

Dalai Lama has delivered talks about “Neuroscience and Society” basically introducing more Buddhism into the field of neuroscience through Tibetan forms of meditation. Pray that GOD would raise up intelligent voices within the Christian community that will begin a serious dialogue between knowledgeable Christians in the sciences and Buddhists which exposes Tibetan Buddhism for what it is.   Deuteronomy 15:1-12; Romans 1:18-24.

 It was Maharishi Mahesh Yogi that planned to establish Hinduism in America through Transcendental Meditation.  Along comes a new/old religion marketing it again albeit in a different package, Tibetan meditation (Vipassana). It’s all part of the plan to bring Tibetan Buddhism into the West. Beware the leaven.

The Buddhist objective in meditation is to empty one’s mind while seeking union with the cosmos, ultimately buying into the Serpent’s ancient lie, “you shall become as gods.”  As Christians, we recognize that we as creatures are never to be confused with becoming the Creator. Rather, we seek communion with God, fellowship, sanctification and a greater understanding of His will for us in this lifetime as it were as we meditate on His Word which is living, active and sharper than a two edged sword. Since we have already been saved through His grace, we don’t meditate to accumulate merit as would a Buddhist.  Through contemplation, we focus our mind on His Word and His Works, waiting upon Him and actively listening.  Christian meditation takes discipline, but is only fruitful by the grace of God (II Cor.3:5; 9:8). We are not to be like the heathen who practice vain repetitions thinking that we in ourselves can become like God or earn our way to enlightenment.

GOD promised through the seed of Abraham, the line of the Messiah that all the people groups of the earth would be blessed. The Dalai Lama is here to shield the aforementioned peoples from the Gospel of Jesus Christ by settling them in Tibetan enclaves to preserve their culture and religion. GOD has other plans and has brought them to America to hear the Gospel. May we be faithful to proclaim the Good News. Deu.5:7, 18:9. Christians in other countries are beaten for sharing their faith. Thank God for Freedom of Religion in America. Ephesians 1:20-23; Colossians 2:15

Let us hold fast to the promises of God on behalf of these people as priests before our KING JESUS CHRIST that Tibetans, Mongolians, Bhutanese, Buddhists from the Himalayan regions of India, Kashmir, Nepal, Sikkim, would be brought to faith in Jesus and would be worship God in spirit and in truth.

Pray that those individuals and families who have come to faith in Jesus Christ from these groups  will be a strong witness for the LORD Jesus Christ in the midst of the gatherings in Washington, DC and Chicago and  that they will be on fire for GOD and unmoved by the message of the Dalai Lama. Exodus 4:12; II Chronicles 20:17.

 One Tibetan monk from San Francisco fired off a letter to Tricycle, a Buddhist magazine in 1997 called “Dalaiwood” on Hollywood’s mythification of Tibet echoing the new age orientalist’s projection of the superhuman perfect leader while warning others about their blind faith in the Dalai Lama. He basically said, “The Real Tibet is gone, its too late for Hollywood to save Tibet, the Chinese devastation is irreversible..the movies about Tibet are not honest…they purposely create a make-believe reality. We are going to be disappointed in the end, sooner or later.” 

 Jesus is the Truth, the Light.

 

Psalm 119:165: Great peace have those who love Your law. And nothing causes them to stumble.”

A word for the Dalai Lama: Psalm 7:3-16; Psalm 2:10-12.

Remember that we are not seeking to build our own kingdom, but seeking that City whose Architect and builder is YHWH. Jeremiah 17:10; Acts 1:24, 15:8. That we are called to seek the welfare of the city we have been called into exile. That we are to pray for our neighbors who may be Buddhists, Moslems, Sikhs, agnostics, atheists, etc.

Pray with understanding: John 7:24

Links for further study: “The Dalai Lama and Tibetan Buddhism”  online gives an overview of Tibetan Buddhism, its attraction, and a Christian response http://www.worldviews101.com.

Pray that Tibetan Buddhism be exposed for what it is.” John 8:44. http://www.trimondi.de/SDLE/Index.htm

About jstephens

James C. Stephens was a graduate of a Buddhist Study Academy and a Buddhist leader for fourteen years (1970-1984). In 1978, he married Elizabeth, a Jewish Buddhist at a Buddhist temple. Following an accident in Japan in 1981 while on a Buddhist pilgrimage followed by an intense three year spiritual search through various other faiths and practices, James and Elizabeth made the decision to become disciples of Jesus Christ. James graduated in 1999 with a MA in Intercultural Studies from Fuller School of Intercultural Studies and in 2010, launched http://www.worldviews101.com/ which offers a twelve week course "A Christian Perspective on the Dalai Lama and Tibetan Buddhism."

He and his wife enjoy Landscape architecture, gardening, making kombucha and kefir, film, screenwriting, literature, and music.