We Are in The Time of the Great Apostasy

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Treachery, abundant narcissism and all manner of false beliefs are being promulgated at lightening speed throughout the world in this High Tech Digital Age, which is a luscious tool for the Devil to utilize now, to usher into earthly power through all demonic forces; in order to dominate God’s children seeking to bring them to hell to worship him.

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Persons like Oprah Winfrey and many top billed celebrities are preaching to the world that it’s not a big deal everyone gets to make it to the next level and live on happily. Of course it’s easy for her to say being so saturated and caught up in the materialistic secular world of earthly power and wealth which spoils and corrupts the human heart making it a good tool of the Devil’s. Proof of that is what Oprah said here, “Many paths to what you call God.” She has endorsed Deepak Chopra, Eckhart Tolle, and other “New Age gurus;” basically making her a cultist and rejecter of Jesus Christ the one True and Living God Almighty; antichrist!

“Take a few moments and imagine a religion where Jesus did not come to die on the cross, where there is no heaven, no hell, no sin, no salvation, no doctrine, where all spiritual paths in the world are equally valid and where “god” is in you and in everything else you see.”

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That is the religion of Oprah Winfrey.

“It is also the New Age “one world religion” that many other spiritual gurus throughout the world have been trying to bring to fruition.

In fact, this religious movement is summed up very well by the lyrics of “Imagine” by the Beatles (who also were highly influenced by New Age religion).” curezone.org

In this older broadcast recording Oprah is definitely saying that Jesus Christ is not “The Way the Truth and the Life;” and saying not all people know about Jesus so how can that be true! So she speaks for God and overrides the Truth of God, that His plan is going according to plan, but not according to Oprah or any other self-styled Guru imperfect human being who has no power at all!

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“Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:9-11)

In the midst of Paul’s exhortations to the church of Philippa, we find a verse stating that every knee will bow to Jesus. It begs the question as to why all heavenly beings and humanity will bow before Jesus.

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This verse is speaking of a future time, specifically, when the second coming of Jesus happens. This timeline adds understanding as to why every knee will bow. When Jesus returns, this visible coming will force all to acknowledge that Jesus is Lord. There will be no doubt, no debate, and no question when Jesus comes a second time that he truly is who he said he was.

Although there are people of every generation who have doubted who Jesus was, or rejected the Gospel message, when Jesus returns, there will be no disputing who Jesus is. No one will be able to deny who Jesus is once he returns. Therefore, every knee will bow, and every tongue will confess that Jesus is indeed the Lord of all.

These verses declare that, “those in heaven, and those on earth, and those under the earth (v. 10)” will kneel before Jesus and profess he is Lord. Those in heaven refers to the heavenly and angelic beings. Those on earth refers to humanity. Those under the earth most likely refers to demonic beings.

Essentially, this part of the verse conveys in the most comprehensive way possible that all will bow to Jesus, not just human beings. To be clear, this passage is not conveying that all people will come to be saved. On the contrary, it affirms that even those who chose to not make Jesus their Lord will one day kneel before him and acknowledge who Jesus is.  biblestudytools.com

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In both of Paul’s citations of Isaiah 45:23, he is echoing the truth that there will come a time when “every knee shall bow and every tongue confess” to the glory of God. In the Philippians citation, Paul is declaring the divinity of Jesus when he says that every knee will bow and every tongue will confess Him as Lord. This is a clear indication of what will occur at the Second Coming of Christ. During the first advent, Christ came in humiliation and died a humiliating death on the cross for the sins of the world. In His second advent, Christ will come with power as the Conquering King. When that happens, it will be as our Lord Himself predicted in the Olivet Discourse (Matthew 25:31–46) and as the vision the apostle John received in Revelation 20:11–15. When the King of kings and the Lord of lords returns to this earth, then will come true what the prophet Isaiah foretold all those years ago: “Every knee shall bow and every tongue shall swear allegiance.”   gotquestions.org

Even the current fraud pope is caught in the secularism mode and runs with not only the big movers and shakers of the worldly government political system but also with the Devil just like they do!

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These people push a universal church new age designer religion now saying all roads lead to heaven and not to worry God isn’t so mean and horrible that he would punish human beings to eternal suffering, that would be so gross and not like an all loving God!  These fools don’t stop to think that God gave us the Ten Commandments to absolutely live by as a necessary standard along with all of the Holy Scriptures to guide us with the Holy Spirit in order to avoid the quagmire of sin and lose our way to Salvation that only comes through Jesus Christ the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world; no other way!  Why else would God himself become a human being, only He born as the perfect one, who would then only as the pure human take on all the sins of others as the Pure Sacrificial Lamb Redemption to allow Himself to become the everlasting covenant by which humans can seek redemption their individualized salvation by means of a personal relationship with Jesus thusly God the Father through Jesus in order to be found worthy to be in God’s glorious HOLY presence! Some people just don’t get it and think that God can be with sin or imperfection because He can’t; that is impossible He is PERFECT and HOLY, so in order for any of us dirty corrupted souls to be purged and redeemed to make new or be born again as a pure child of the Light of His Holiness and then join Him in heaven for eternity; He put forth His perfect plan, but, we must be receptive to it and accept all of His God Truth.  Too many people today want to believe what they want, and not abide in God’s promise based on the requirements necessary to partake of His pure Holiness and be a part of Him in heaven; being an heir and family member not by deed or half promises but by His Glorious Sanctification through His everlasting covenant through the redemptive process!

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I think also that some people talk themselves into believing otherwise because they twist things around saying that God already died for our sins so because of His mercy we are a done deal; and if we sin so what.

He fixes or balances the Books or shall we say can put anyone’s name in the Book of Life and you’re home free! If it was that simple and easy then why does God allow this madness to ensue for millennia, why not just scoop up all the souls and purify them and say done deal, you are my eternal children and be done with it!   Free Will must have a solid part in what we end up becoming because without that we are knockoffs; carbon copies to be mass produced for His pleasure or simple little servant robots!  We are made in God’s image and likeness with Free Will having to be a huge part of that image to know and express genuine eternal love, along with creativity and individual uniqueness or total individuality, real and tangible beyond what matter is, so this that we are in now is a mere shadow of what will be in a glorified body existence, being like God.  And without these traits as I said we are nothing but mass produced things nothing like the “I am that I am Omnipotent Alpha and the Omega Almighty Creator,” of all things seen and unseen!  All children we know even in this imperfect condition are like their parents in various ways!

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So I wanted to mention all of this because far too many people are living in a delusion as I see it and think they are doing just dandy and fine when in fact they are screwed if they stay on that path they love traveling called the have it my way at Burger King, or to be even more serious just try what “I call my best,” and in the end God will just with all that Greatness and Mercy say no problem all that wickedness and transgression you did, I can make it evaporate and like it never happened, so you get to even be a train wreck for now, because after all you have free will, and you are surely going to want to do what you please or whatever floats your boat while you have the chance; so go for it because as God He really can’t blame you for that, allowing temptations to rule your behavior and heart; or can He?  Yes he can, because if you could have done the right thing, which your conscience tells you very easily, but instead you kept choosing to do the wrong; that makes you a rebellious transgressor, which is what got Lucifer booted out of heaven where as a top ranking spiritual angel being, he was doing beautifully until his own pride and free will ability tripped him up!  Of course God knows all things and is timeless so He knew this would happen but He has had a plan to have an eternal family of children in His kingdom so for that to be accomplished many good and bad things would be set in motion to allow for our creation and free agency, which would mean some eventually make it to the Promised Land with God while many others would not of their own volition and would be the chaff of the wheat, and the sheep would thusly be separated from the goats!

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Proverbs 16:3-5 “3Commit your works to the LORD and your plans will be achieved. 4The LORD has made everything for His purpose— even the wicked for the day of disaster. 5Everyone who is proud in heart is detestable to the LORD; be assured that he will not go unpunished.”

“29For those God foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brothers. 30And those He predestined, He also called; those He called, He also justified; those He justified, He also glorified. 31What then shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?  Romans 8:29-31

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So these Scriptures clearly point out that not everyone just gets in a sense a free get out of jail (hell card) or free pass to get through the narrow gate and on to eternal bliss!

“13Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14But small is the gate and narrow the way that leads to life, and only a few find it.” Matthew 7:13-14

When Jesus spoke directly to his lead shepherd Peter who He picked for good reason because God knew in advance exactly what possibility ultimately Peter represented knowing all things just like He knew what Judas would end up doing to the Son of man with such a betrayal of the Most High!  As this is how all things are working for the good of God’s plan and nothing else; its ONLY God’s will that must be and will be done on earth as it is in heaven; “freely” with devout love and all to achieve the planned ultimate end; that God has ordained from His Glorious Omnipotence!

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17Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah! For this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by My Father in heaven. 18And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it. 19I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” Matthew 16:17-19

So don’t listen to vain and decadent celebrities or false prophets but only allow your deepest heart to be open to Jesus Christ who will make sure the Comforter comes and instructs you in all things you need to know to walk in paths of righteousness unto His everlasting glory! Amen.

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God bless you.

Shalom

Brother in Christ Jesus,

Lawrence Morra III

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December 14, 2021

The Destruction of Humanity and installing of the Antichrist in lockstep with the recent installation of America’s own Man of Perdition; Biden.

The human race has not been infected by a Covid or any other virus! It has been and is infected with diabolical forces that are running rampant which is causing complete madness and out of control evil!  This is the beginning of the very end!

How can this lead to anything else?  Needle Nazis abound and complete and utter stupidity and irrational thinking Plague the human race, this can only end in destruction; we are on the “eve of destruction!”

The numbers of dying was planned to not be too excessive to begin this horror, so most would still welcome the jab as they have; and now it’s being forced to make sure that over the next couple of years it will be too late to escape the Plague of death!

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse!

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After my last comment I made to this Blog Site I wrote down a word which flashed into my mind immediately as I was making my comment; and the word was “Plague!”

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These are just some of the words I wrote back in April 2020 in my essay I list here.

“Wells was onto an idea of a new order of enemies that posed a great threat to mankind, enemies not here on earth like all human wars or conflicts had previously began and ended, but instead by unearthly forces that are so alien and not at all interested in making friendships but rather only looking to conquer, exploit, control and eventually destroy us the same way we exterminate any garden variety pests or say use a lab rat, and in many more cases the way we slaughter mass produced animals for food consumption!”

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That same serpent is devouring ravenously and with impunity now those “who accept his power and great deception,” like they are mindless robots; while many are martyred for the sake of the Lamb of God!

“They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.” 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12

Luke 21:25-26 “There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves, men fainting from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.”

This Hellish Beast sits at the United Nation in the United States!!!

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“They have chosen their own ways, and their souls delight in their abominations; so I [God] also will choose harsh treatment for them and bring upon them what they dread. For when I called, no one answered, when I spoke, no one listened. They did evil in My sight and chose what displeases Me” (Isaiah 66:3-4).

Acts 19:32 “So then, some were shouting one thing and some another, for the assembly was in confusion and the majority did not know for what reason they had come together.”

“8Beloved, do not let this one thing escape your notice: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. 9The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise as some understand slowness, but is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish but everyone to come to repentance. 10But the Day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar, the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and its works will be laid bare.”2 Peter 3:8-10

Brother in Christ Jesus,

Lawrence Morra III

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It’s a Global War to Kill us off in a most calculated plan!

This is what I’m persistently telling people on this blog platform and in person; to not let up and drop the ball we are in a war like no other on earth ever before and the enemies are the most diabolical from hell; the demons and Satan working though all of their minions and cohorts on earth who serve him, but countless regular everyday people are serving the beast the System, “Ways of The World” which is all inherently evil and most people are not even knowing it or caring a bit! This is why we have sunken into this quagmire of decadent evil on all levels of society, we allowed it to creep into our lives everywhere now even little children being forced vaccinated (bio-weapon) in Australia; and these enemies are not letting up or going to quit doing harm, their plan is to own your soul and bring it to hell for Satan! Too many people think they can just brush all of the madness off, ignore it, and just try having their good times or cake and eat it too pleasures again; because they say somehow it will sort itself out, but, don’t they see how all of the major media are involved and that alone should spell out clearly that this is the “big plan” coming to fruition from hell itself; and the world is out of control with evil!

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The only solution is “Jesus Christ” and that is obvious, no human beings are going to or are capable of coming to the rescue now to change the trajectory before all hell breaks loose.  So faith and Daily Worship is an absolute necessity, and then “commitment” to seek “God’s will;” then doing it, whatever He assigns you to do, there is no need for fear or concern of any kind, because if you are following God’s will things are going to go the way they should for you; and even if it’s unto death serving His will not your own, which masses of society are doing, and that brought us with the Devils enticing (temptation) to where we are!  Follow the will of our Father through Jesus Christ in heaven, and you will be home free, because that will assure you, of making it through the narrow gate into His kingdom!  No problem; just get with THE PROGRAM, GOD ALMIGHTY’S PROGRAM, because time is running out for this lost world!

The Next Biggest Deceiver in Global and American History

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Slick deception and trickery abounds everywhere, in churches to your own homes in some cases! We are being flooded with lies on top of lies that are conditioning people for the antichrist, who will fool multitudes and bring them to hell; so wake up fast! Just like the news pushed the event of Alan Shepard the former astronaut’s daughter, just took a rocket ride to the edge of space with Jeff Bezos, a huge waste of money and a huge distraction; and who the hell cares, why does that matter or amount to a hill of beans when we’ve been going through lockdowns, death, Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity and mayhem, all kinds of suffering while governments controlled by the 1% are making camps; to start locking us up to control and kill us; and these assholes are somebody to pay attention to?! They are part of the reason we are in this mess, the evil and gluttony all serving Satan the prince of this evil world; they are the globalist monsters the Hitler’s of today, that don’t care about any of you at all; and if we were all dead they would laugh! They will take a rocker ride to hell! Evil people pushing falsehoods and lies!

The evil one’s in control and perpetrating all of this global takeover; they’re trying to not overplay their hand too soon; as in not until all of the preliminary measures are in place and then when ready the subduing and subjugation of the entire human race will begin in earnest which will make what has already taken place for the past two years look like a cake walk! Do you get it yet? They want us all dead or under the boot!

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Controlled chaos like a rocket engine, which amounts to a stealthy war and execution of populations around the globe!

God bless you!
Amen.

Brother in Christ Jesus,
Lawrence Morra III

“33But whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father in heaven. 34Do not assume that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35For I have come to turn ‘a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.” Matthew 10:33-35

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The Invaders; the Seen and Unseen

Who is Jesus Christ to You?

God Bless This Real Woman and Child of God’s in the Most Precious Holy Name of Jesus Christ! Amen and Amen.

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Deborah I was so touched and moved by this posting of yours, and even got tears in my eyes; thinking of the young girl you were back then having to feel such shame or ridicule in such a tender, gentle, innocent heart with so much love in it!

Yet you carried on with God’s Holy Spirit guiding you and giving you courage, as you would not let go of that one hand of Salvation that you held onto regardless of what this mean and ugly “Ways of the World” was saying; you would not let Jesus be taken away from you, so you endured the pain and sadness brought on by others so that you could be right where you are now; doing God’s will! Amen!

Thank you for your courage and most of all for your abiding, beautiful Faith in our Savior Jesus Christ who will save anyone that turns to Him in humility on bent knee and asks to receive His gift of eternal Love! Amen.
God bless you and yours!

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Brother in Christ Jesus,
Lawrence Morra III

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Don’t hide it. I remember when I was in high school, I felt too ashamed to carry the Bible. Most of the Bibles we had back then were big ones. You can’t carry one inconspicuously. Yes, I felt too embarassed to carry a Bible. Most of my friends did not carry the Bible along and seeing one wih a big Bible on hand gave a kind of different impression. They all tend to think you are that godly, angelic, holy saint. And then they would treat you like one until you make one mistake. It puts a great social pressure plus some laughs at you for carrying a Bible. I was definitely hiding my faith. Scared of what people thought of me. As for my beliefs, I wasn’t assertive about it either. I was not the kind who talks about Jesus unless a friend asked me about God and what…

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‘Blessed are all who fear the Lord, who walk in His ways.’

This is excellent to be mentioning now just before Christmas the birth of our Savior the actual only Hope for humanity, as a reminder for all peoples around the globe to take heed to how they are only here for such a short time, and to ask themselves have they seen the importance of not taking this life lightly, perhaps even being lukewarm giving some lip service and calling it faith in God, and so they are deluded only and seeking to satisfy ego and material flesh Ways of the World pathways that abound and serve to give them a false sense of security in things or passions that are earthly, that are so mesmerizing and hypnotizing, drawing those that follow deeper into more than a false sense of security but even into a false religion of self, and this world; being led astray and away from God’s plan, but negating His Almighty Power to judge all things! He does this so that in the end it will all suit “His Divine Purpose and Plan” of an Absolute Holy and Perfect Kingdom the World to Come, that will include many of us, but not all by any means; this being something we can conceive of but in no way comprehend or fully appreciate!

God should be feared as I have thought on many occasions especially since this fraud global pandemic was initiated by some of the most diabolically influenced human souls on earth, which is part of a bigger plan as any good Christian should know of Satan’s to usher in the antichrist and turn the multitudes away from God the Father in Heaven, and pull as many into hell as he can.

Once I read this posting today I realized how I had responded to a previous posting of yours by starting out quoting the Scripture I had just read in another blog that I follow, which I followed up with some added perspective and I will include all of that again here with a blog posting of mine about “God’s Wrath.” I feel it is so fitting and I genuinely hope it reached someone in the way God intends.

“Man is a child of God, created in the Divine image, called to virtue in this life and the everlasting happiness of heaven in the next. Jesus calls Christians to be the leaven or the yeast of goodness within the context of every human economic or political system (cf. Mt. 13:33). Not an ideological imposition, but a Divine mandate.”

Mankind was created as that Divine reflection or part of the Almighty’s plan that serves as the one “uniquely conscious” component in all of creation that best “expresses God’s greatest qualities of love, creativity, compassion and goodness that brought God to create all of this in the first place” and as His human family we are eligible to be His heirs to His eternal kingdom if we will by our own choosing serve Him by means of some very basic precepts which were laid out from the age of the prophets on through the birth death and resurrection in very simple, stark terms that Holy Scriptures state, how God made these things required of His children simple enough that a child can understand. God wants us to love and serve Him and I say all of this could not have been created for us fallible humans to demand it should serve us which would be a complete absurdity, yet many people carry that chip on their shoulder of such arrogance especially in this high-tech modern age; but they are fooling themselves.

“Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” He said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and first commandment.” Matthew 22:36-39

“Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature,” “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.” (Mark 16:15-16).

I’m certain from my own life experience and what I’ve learned from the Church’s teachings from the Gospel is that if we abide in the Lord and follow this simple prescription or recipe we will not be unsuccessful in attaining the kingdom of God to be in His glorious presence for eternity; it’s just that plain and simple. I also know looking beyond the flaws, faults or imperfections of the institution of the earthly Church body, that there is so much to gain in that fellowship and security of the inner sanctum or sanctuary of it from the world that is very crooked and sinful which is not going to change. “This path we speak of is the only path to God’s everlasting life and righteousness” that we should want more than anything the world has to offer! Why else would Jesus say, “give up the things of this world and even clinging to your own life and follow Him.” “He is the Way the Truth and the Life just like He said!”

“Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.” 1 John 2:15-17

“Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to turn ‘a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law—a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household.’ Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.” Matthew 10:34–39
Jesus said, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.” Luke 9:23

Going half way won’t cut the mustard or get us there, and no person can follow Christ by the strength of his own willpower. The Pharisees tried to do that as an example of those that tried obeying God with their own strength. But all of their self-effort led only to arrogance and a distortion of the whole purpose of God’s Law and His plan; it’s not ours but His who is the divine eternal Creator, God Almighty.

An excerpt from my blog posting: Oh God Does Have a Wrath

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“But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear him who, after your body has been killed, has authority to throw you into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him.” Luke 12:5

“And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Matthew 10:28

“31 He who comes from above is above all. He who is of the earth belongs to the earth and speaks in an earthly way. He who comes from heaven is above all. 32 He bears witness to what he has seen and heard, yet no one receives his testimony. 33 Whoever receives his testimony sets his seal to this, that God is true. 34 For he whom God has sent utters the words of God, for he gives the Spirit without measure. 35 The Father loves the Son and has given all things into his hand. 36 Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.” John 3:31-36

“22Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you workers of lawlessness!’ 24Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.” Matthew 7:22-24

“what was right will be wrong and what was wrong will be right!” Timothy 2 3 states, “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

4 Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.”

That sure fits as a description of today’s world and people very well as I see it!

As it says in 1 Peter 1:14-16 “But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

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Very good to offer this perspective now at about Christmas as I say to offer as a prayer to assure multitudes of persons around the globe wake up from the toxic trance and gorging for ego sake going on in people; which is making them less of what God expects of them to be while they live their short lives out here on the earth, where all is in a state of flux and transition!  Where and what are we transitioning to is the big question; so do we chose to seek Him above all else and commit heart and soul to Jesus Christ or do we play it safe in society’s terms and join the party and shams going on in the confused and detrimental Ways of The World, to only in the end see we have lost all!

https://lawrencemorra.com/2021/08/11/oh-god-does-have-a-wrath/

God bless you and keep you! Amen.

Brother in Christ Jesus,

Lawrence Morra III

Learning From God's Word

‘Blessed are all who fear the Lord, who walk in His ways’ (Psalm 128:1). If, Lord, we are to enjoy Your blessing, we must fear You and walk in Your ways. Many people despise the place of worship. They ‘pass by’. They have no desire to know ‘the blessing of the Lord’. Lord, You’re warning us that we must not allow this attitude to grow in us: ‘May all who hate Zion be put to shame’. We must take care that our love for You doesn’t ‘wither’ away. Help us to keep on praying that our love for You will ‘grow’. If we place no value on Your blessing, our lives will be empty. May we come to You, our Lord, with this prayer: ‘The greatest thing in all my life is knowing You, loving You, serving You. I want to know You more, love You more, serve You more.’ …

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A Myth Revealed into a Reality

“The whole concept is based on The Antichrist rising and deceiving those left behind after the rapture.” Right and as if he isn’t deceiving multitudes this very minute and has been for ages and that is straight across the board all churches and creeds but some much worse than others; holding onto Truth is not as easy as it seems it would be when dealing with people, we are “fallen after all and all fallible” to temptation or being mistaken! This Satan’s domain he is the prince of this fallen world so are we to believe we can have sections of society that are impervious to some corruption and foolishness or we have a protective blister around those special domains like Scotty just threw up some shields and no photon torpedoes will get through as long as we keep the reactor on full power or that energy cranking? Hocus-Pocus and storytelling is what is going on now quite a bit and back way back too; Satan infiltrated the Church basically immediately! We need to sift through all the paraphernalia and look at the basics to know what is going on and coming to us all only through the Holy Spirit that is our true guide; no man or church and even “Satan Claus” who is running the New World Order NOW if you hadn’t figured that out yet!!

“34Now when they fall, they will be granted a little help, but many will join them insincerely. 35Some of the wise will fall, so that they may be refined, purified, and made spotless until the time of the end, for it will still come at the appointed time.” Daniel 11: 34-35

Second Thessalonians 2:9-12 speaks of a strong delusion God will send in the end times: “The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.”

Now do I think that the whole game going on here on earth can continue this way for a very long time; NO! We are in a final stage and it’s time for cataclysmic world events to occur, all of which has been building to a time when the needed components would all be in place! With the crazy people like Biden and Harris along with our now insane Woke Military do I think for one minute that our government along with Russia and Commie China are not going to screw up royally; NO! The poo is going to hit the fan big time not too far off maybe a few to several years but things have wound up tight and now with AI and Global Digital Communications we are ripe for the Antichrist or Satan and the darkest forces to make their move to subdue us all!

https://lawrencemorra.com/2020/07/17/for-it-is-the-number-of-a-man-and-that-number-is-666/

Now here is a load of fun stuff to toss into the soup and see if it coagulates and makes a hearty stew!

Why America Will Disappear from World Prominence
Looking for the Blessed Hope

A heart for Israel…and Israel’s Messiah!

Reblog by: Lawrence Morra III

Zero Lift-Off Only The Beginning

Informational and sharing purposes only on this platform.

August 1, 2021

I’ve often wondered about this as many of you and others have through the decades and centuries! I had always had some interest in whether the Statue of Liberty and NYC with the United Nations being located there along with Wall Street a global trading financial hub would result in some specific Biblical prophecy but for the most part like multitudes of other people wasn’t connecting any dots indicating such a connection existed; until now! What follows are some Scriptural verses along with some of my own thoughts derived from recent developments in the Nations or Super Powers vying for World dominance and NWO then finally a writing on this subject that I just came upon which could very well be a most plausible reason why America isn’t mentioned in the final days leading up to Armageddon and Jesus Christ’s Second Coming to finally end this world.

“I will show you the judgment of the great prostitute who is seated on many waters”

Revelation 17:1-18
Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great prostitute who is seated on many waters, with whom the kings of the earth have committed sexual immorality, and with the wine of whose sexual immorality the dwellers on earth have become drunk.” And he carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness, and I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was full of blasphemous names, and it had seven heads and ten horns. The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and jewels and pearls, holding in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the impurities of her sexual immorality. And on her forehead was written a name of mystery: “Babylon the great, mother of prostitutes and of earth’s abominations.”

This may very well be the infant Nation much newer and younger in comparison to all European and Middle East ones, the New Babylon the Great. Could it be The United States?

Liberty and Freedom are most definitely eroding here in the US just as they are throughout the world but this is a big deal here where our US Constitution and the Bill of Rights make it abundantly clear that American Citizens are supposed to be a Free and Christian People! As it was clearly stated by all of the Founding Fathers here is just one example of just how key and crucial a role Christianity and Freedom played in the establishing this Republic under God!

Alexander Hamilton
First US Secretary of the Treasury
“In my opinion, the present constitution is the standard to which we are to cling…. Let an association be formed to be denominated ‘The Christian Constitutional Society,’ its object to be first: The support of the Christian religion. Second: The support of the United States.”
Apr. 16-21, 1802, Letter to James Bayard
That is a clear indication of what America was to be based on and represent for its People. Then there was this.

Patrick Henry
Member of the First Continental Congress, Governor of Virginia
“The great pillars of all government…[are] virtue, morality, and religion. This is the armor, my friend, and this alone, that renders us invincible.”
Jan. 8, 1799, Letter to Archibald Blai

And then this beautiful statement.

Thomas Paine
Writer, Revolutionary leader
“The cause of America is in a great measure the cause of all mankind. Where, say some, is the king of America? I’ll tell you, friend, He reigns above.”
1776, Common Sense

I add these few additional statements by other Founding Fathers that make it quite abundantly clear what the mindset and actual principles of America were intended to be, and I say why America rose to such prominence, prowess and power as the leading Nation of all Nations around the Globe for hundreds of years; a very blessed Nation. (GOD!)

John Adams
Second President of the US
“We have no government armed in power capable of contending in human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other.”
1798, Address to the militia of Massachusetts
“The experiment is made, and has completely succeeded: it can no longer be called in question, whether authority in magistrates, and obedience of citizens, can be grounded on reason, morality, and the Christian religion, without the mockery of priests, or the knavery of politicians.”
1788, “A Defense of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America”

John Jay
First Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court
“Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.”
Feb. 28, 1797, Letter to clergyman Jedidiah Morse

George Mason
Delegate to the Constitutional Convention, called the “father” of the US Bill of Rights
“The laws of nature are the laws of God, whose authority can be superseded by no power on earth.”
Robin v. Hardaway, Gener

But here is the catch now for America and beyond! Most if not all of these prerequisites for this “Nation under God” to remain strong enough in a violent corrupted “Ways of The World” battle which the world has always been with all Nations feuding or attacking others, these precepts have been transgressed or marginalized to the point of practically being nonexistent and we can now see the results with “mostly corrupted self-serving dirty scoundrel politicians” and “most despicable leadership on all fronts,” “with sin and blasphemies against God and his Commandments overflowing through this Land of once truly Free People.” I call it a “Nut House” now with factions like BLM or Antifa and Corporate Groups that pull all the Punches and Shots needed in unison with all of the low life politicians; in order to rule this polluted system stepping all over our rights and even now attacking our health and happiness (our own bodies) with injecting horrible untested concoctions into our bodies and having us “Lock Down” like prisoners while many criminals are set free to run loose and this while We the People are “Not Free” to move around; as we just witnessed for the last year and a half.

Please try to read on through the entire fairly short article; which will shed some light on what may very well be going on, and what to expect!

Whore of Babylon 3

Mystery Babylon

Who is the Whore of Revelation 17?

Whore

Revelation 17:1 “And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, “Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: 2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.”

There is a popular belief that mystery Babylon refers to the Roman Catholic Church. One of the books most often quoted in support of this idea is Alexander Hislop’s “The Two Babylons”. The problem with this view is the fact that there are many false religions on the face of the earth that are neither Catholic nor Christian! As will be seen, the scriptures speak about this woman, whose origins are from ancient times, long before Christianity took up the cup of her abominations!

The idol Ishtar, from the Babylonian empire, is very likely what is spoken of by Jeremiah the prophet as the queen of heaven (Jer 7:18; 44:16-19)

Jeremiah 7:18 The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other elohim, that they may provoke me to anger.

I can say this with confidence I don’t think this human race has zilch for time left in relation to how much time has passed since the dawn of mankind to sort out its crap and pull off a grand slam bases loaded and all runners come home and save the day! It’s out of control already and we weren’t driving this wreck and still aren’t like so many thought we were; not even the mentally deranged globalists are doing what they think they are, all are deceived and going to have a rude awakening when the darkest powers pull some punches and give us all the knockout blow; the old one two punch and you’re down for the 10 count!
https://lawrencemorra.com/2021/08/01/why-america-will-disappear-from-world-prominence/

God bless!
Brother in Christ Jesus,
Lawrence Morra III

The Ezekiel 33 Watchman Report

Aviation cyberattacks: Will planes start falling from the skies?

Most of the pre-tribulation action-packed rapture myth movies have planes falling out of the sky because some of the pilots were secretly raptured. Well, that ain’t gonna happen! When people start seeing planes fall out of the sky, it ain’t no rapture going down! Ops, make that up.

From Missing Links – Chapter X (See main menu.)

Most Christians believe that the Lord will first come to secretly rapture his church (fly away) and they will escape the GreatTribulation. Those left behind will have to face the Antichrist and suffer persecution unless they accept the mark of the beast. Moslems believe Christ will come back to fight the Antichrist, and Jews are waiting for the Messiah to come the first time. The pre-tribulation rapture doctrine has been made very popular by the fictional series, “Left Behind”. Millions of…

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Hebrews: Anchor of the Soul

“We struggle privately” this is so true and yet a gift as it offers us another opportunity to commune with our Heavily Father in that bare-naked suffering or our pains through Jesus Christ our being moved by His Holy Spirit to learn, see and understand His Truth which is all that matters not any approvals from others or the Ways of the World which is corrupted and fallen!

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The unchanging nature of God’s word and God’s character are grounds for confidence in God.

I know something about this directly from God because once when in deep devotional prayer during my very painful trials and tribulations I contemplated from my knowledge of finite matter and this existence we are physically part of or attached to when I asked God please tell me how can this be understood better to know a bit more about from where it is we have fallen and suddenly as I lay contemplative almost sleeping a voice from God said to me, “God is matter not of this realm!” It was a beautiful caring and strong voice like a fatherly figure as I reflect back on it. Then when I heard this I became so thankful and overjoyed that I was given a better grip on reality and what is going on here! We truly are in God’s loving precious hands with nothing to fear but fear itself and our sufferings are never in vein if we are seeing and accepting God’s New and Everlasting Covenant with us human beings the Children of God!

So therefore I say with complete confidence that our wonderful Sister Joanne has provided this great clarity in mentioning this “unchanging nature of God’s word and God’s character.”

This is a foundational precept extolled upon us through the ages in prophecy and all of God’s word given to us through the prophets and then our Lord Jesus Christ Himself with His shed blood as the one and only sacrificial lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world so that we through His love, word and sacrifice are saved all in accordance with our Holy Father’s plan. That like His first disciples we should all follow Him becoming true disciples of Jesus Christ in fulfilling the Holy Scriptures His word and Promise!

“Jesus actually fulfilled the requirements of God’s first conditional covenant by living the perfect, sinless life. You and I can enter into God’s new, unconditional covenant of peace and restoration by Jesus’ good works when we receive Him as our Lord and Savior by faith.”

This Friends, Brothers and Sisters, is the story in a nutshell!

“We are anchored in heaven by Jesus Christ. Because He is faithful, we are secure.”

“Jesus alone is a strong enough anchor rope on our lives to keep us securely bound to the throne of God.”

Hallelujah praise God and his glorious Son our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Amen.
Brother in Christ Jesus,
Lawrence Morra III

Grace and Peace, Joanne


The writer had given nearly three chapters of exhortation, dire warnings in stern language. Now he turned to encouragement, feeling certain his audience would respond to God’s call through his letter.


God’s Great Promises

God will never forget God’s devoted servants

Even though we speak in this way, beloved, we are confident of better things in your case, things that belong to salvation. For God is not unjust; [God] will not overlook your work and the love that you showed for [God’s] sake in serving the saints, as you still do.

And we want each one of you to show the same diligence so as to realize the full assurance of hope to the very end, so that you may not become sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

Hebrews 6:9-12 (NRSV)

This is an encouragement for you and me today as well…

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Walking with Jesus Christ

“You’ll never walk alone”
“The Sweet Silver Song of a Lark”

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To Mom for all your efforts and love as a Devoted Mother!

I can always hear you singing this Classic

The Story Behind Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Beloved Song of Hope—“You’ll Never Walk Alone”  WRTI

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This is my personal story behind the song!

Mom when I was a boy you made me aware this song was your favorite contemporary classic and I always loved hearing you sing it with your beautifully trained God given talented Soprano voice!  Now no matter where I am or what condition I’m in I can recall those days hearing you sing this song that always brings tears to my eyes, and I know God meant for you to teach us with your devotion as our Mother and with your beautiful voice, what is most important in this life, as I feel it deep in my heart and soul now!  Just like this song says “you’ll never walk alone” and no matter what crisis or difficulty we may be going through as long as we have Faith in Jesus Christ, we always walk with “Hope in our Hearts” that will protect and guide us home to the Lord!  But as we walk through any storm, we should hold our heads up high, being brave and courageous, knowing that “He is always walking with us!”  I found this to be so true on those few occasions when I could have died; but was spared for His reasons or purposes!  And when I had to fight a huge battle on my own your support, comfort and prayers along with Lord Jesus was what really made the difference in finding my way through it all; to a day of rest, where I could hear “The Sweet Silver Song of a Lark!” Thank you Mom!  I love you!  Thank you Jesus for bestowing these miraculous gifts and opportunity upon us!   All the Glory is yours our Savior Jesus!

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Mom your Loving Son in Jesus Christ,

Lorenzo

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Andrea Bocelli – You’ll Never Walk Alone (Believe Studio Session)

Elvis Presley “You’ ll Never Walk A lone” best version, with beautiful slideshow

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The Mormon Tabernacle Choir:

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“You’ll Never Walk Alone” Virtual Choir/Orchestra 15 Countries: 300 People  (During Lock-downs)

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Brother in Christ Jesus,

Lawrence Morra III

WRTI Your Classical and Jazz Source | By Meridee Duddleston

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Thanksgiving Proclamation, 3 October 1789

George Washington

First US President, Commander of Revolutionary Army

“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of Patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of Man and citizens. The mere Politician, equally with the pious man, ought to respect and to cherish them. A volume could not trace all their connections with private and public felicity…Let it simply be asked where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths, which are the instruments of investigation in Courts of Justice?”

Sep. 19, 1796, “Farewell Address,” Philadelphia’s American Daily Advisor

George Washington

“[W]hile just government protects all in their religious rights, true religion affords to government its surest support.” Oct. 1789, Letter to the Synod of the Reformed Dutch Church of North America “Of all the animosities which have existed among mankind, those which are caused by difference of sentiments in religion appear to be the most inveterate and distressing, and ought most to be deprecated. I was in hopes that the enlightened and liberal policy, which has marked the present age, would at least have reconciled Christians of every denomination so far that we should never again see the religious disputes carried to such a pitch as to endanger the peace of society.”

Oct. 20, 1792, Letter to Edward Newenham

God Bless America!

Brother in Christ Jesus,
Lawrence Morra III

NarrowPathMinistries

Thanksgiving Proclamation

[New York, 3 October 1789]

By the President of the United States of America. a Proclamation.

Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor—and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me “to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.”

Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of…

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Especially to All the Lonely People from “Eleanor Rigby”

“It is more blessed to give than to receive” “He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life”
“Don’t give up Until you drink from the silver cup”

On Thanksgiving here in America let us thank God for our lives and the greatest opportunity it provides which is to serve His plan and purpose while we devout our love to Him our Father in the Holy name of Jesus. Amen.

As we share our love with family during holiday festivities remember to pray for all those who are alone or in any difficult unfortunate circumstances, those multitudes that are suffering; that they are blessed to know our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who wants to lead them home!

“To me the lyric of a song is secondary, but the song in question is a welcome departure from the usual, overworked theme of love, but also it has a good melody and expresses sympathy for the lonely.” Bernard says: December 24, 2020 at 5:40 pm

Like anything in this life truth and facts must be ferreted out so carry on from here listening to the tune then read all of the text, there is a second version of the story behind the song, and then another song that nails down the significant all encapsulating meaning of “Lonely People!”

Ah, look at all the lonely people
Ah, look at all the lonely people

Eleanor Rigby
Picks up the rice in the church where a wedding has been
Lives in a dream
Waits at the window
Wearing the face that she keeps in a jar by the door
Who is it for?

All the lonely people
Where do they all come from?
All the lonely people
Where do they all belong?

Father McKenzie
Writing the words of a sermon that no one will hear
No one comes near
Look at him working
Darning his socks in the night when there’s nobody there
What does he care?

All the lonely people
Where do they all come from?
All the lonely people
Where do they all belong?

Ah, look at all the lonely people
Ah, look at all the lonely people

Eleanor Rigby
Died in the church and was buried along with her name
Nobody came
Father McKenzie
Wiping the dirt from his hands as he walks from the grave
No one was saved

All the lonely people (ah, look at all the lonely people)
Where do they all come from?
All the lonely people (ah, look at all the lonely people)
Where do they all belong?

Bitrok 997

4 months ago

“This song makes me feel something that I can’t express with words”

Jerry Solis

1 month ago

“It’s the cello. The full haunting sound that reaches inside you. I heard a cellist in church play once and I wept. That haunting full enthralling sound. It pulls at your soul.”

Robert Davis

2 years ago

“Eleanor Rigby died in the church and was buried along with her name.” One of the most famous and hauntingly poignant lines in all of rock history.”

SoldierWombat

 13 days ago

“Best song from the Beatles and one of the best scenes from Yellow Submarine.”

The Beatles’ “Eleanor Rigby” Lyrics Meaning

by SMF · Published February 18, 2020 · Updated February 19, 2020

“Eleanor Rigby” is a certified Beatles’ classic, indeed somewhat of a cultural phenomenon in and of itself. And as such, certain information should be established from the onset.

First is that for all intents and purpose it is safe to say that the titular character, Eleanor Rigby, was not a real person. This seems to be an idea that many fans of the song have a hard time accepting. But throughout the years, for the most part Paul McCartney, the primary writer of the tune, has contended that Miss Rigby is indeed a fictitious character. Yes, at one point he did acknowledge that his conjuring up this name may have been the subconscious result of being influenced by a particular tombstone in a graveyard he used to hang out in during his youth. But he has also contended that she is a totally-fictitious character, one whose people’s insistence to prove is real has to some degree confounded him.

Indeed at the end of the day, the factual consensus is that he got the first name of the character from an actress (Eleanor Bron) who was associated with the Beatles at the time. And the last name was derived from a liquor store (Rigby & Evens Ltd, Wine & Spirit Shippers) he was familiar with in the UK.

Father McKenzie is not real!

And the same also goes for the second character we are introduced to in this song, Father McKenzie. In fact he was originally named Father McCartney after Macca himself. But to Paul personally, this appellation invoked images of his father. And upon realizing that his dad is nothing like the character portrayed in the song, he decided to rename him.

“Eleanor Rigby” is partially based on Reality

But with those facts being established, this is not to imply that “Eleanor Rigby” does not have any basis in reality. Rather let’s say that the titular character is a composite of a number of different elderly ladies Paul McCartney used to hang out with when he was a child. Indeed he even used to run errands for them. So you can say that his sympathy for the type of person Eleanor is depicted as is real.

Narrative

Now as for the narrative itself, it centers primarily on the Beatles acknowledging “all the lonely people”. More specifically it depicts Eleanor Rigby and Father McKenzie as lonely souls themselves. And the first of the two we are introduced to is Eleanor. Interestingly enough her age is never specified. However, one peculiar characteristic she has is her tendency to ‘pick up the rice in a church where a wedding has been’. And despite this being somewhat of an unorthodox statement, it does effectively relay the fact that she is indeed lonely, perhaps even suffering from some sort of mental issues or poverty as a result.

Father McKenzie is also an interesting case. We see that he is in fact a priest of some sort or a head of a church. However, his congregation is nonexistent.  Thus his loneliness is manifest by him being akin to a leader with no followers. Yet despite this, he stays committed to his profession.

Climax of the Story

So the way the story climaxes is with Eleanor Rigby eventually passing away.  And sadly enough, “nobody came” to her funeral. But furthermore it is Father McKenzie who actually buries her. And so the story ends, with the Beatles apparently lamenting for “all the lonely people” throughout.

Now it’s debatable that they are trying to relay certain messages, lessons if you will, via this tale. For instance, it has been speculated by some fans that the case is presented as ideally Eleanor and Father McKenzie would have met when she was still alive, became friends and thus served as the remedy to each other’s loneliness. There is also a peculiar, ambiguous line at the end of the third verse, after Rigby is buried, which reads “no one is saved”.

Now at the time this song was dropped, the Beatles, particularly John Lennon, was going through an anti-Christian phase, so to speak. So it is honestly quite-feasible that since the church is one of the settings of this song, as well as a priest being one of its central characters, that the band is actually taking a jab at the organized religion. And if so what they would basically be pointing to is the idea of Christianity failing some of its adherents in the most-fundamental way.

Conclusion

Verily, if a listener wants to look for additional meaning in this song by examining the rich history of the Beatles, combined with the symbolic nature of some of its lyrics, there is definitely enough there to lend to varying interpretations. But by and large, the narrative featured within “Eleanor Rigby” is straightforward and easy-to-follow. That is to say that most people who appreciate the tune lyrically do so because of the parts of the song that are simple to understand. And in that regard, it is fundamentally a sad song. It is a sorrowful song centered on an old lady who lives with no one to care for her and dies with no one to bury her.

In other words it’s the type of track to invoke sympathy for those who may actually be living under such circumstances, i.e. a humanitarian tune. And at the end of the day, “Eleanor Rigby” is one of the reasons why many people feel that the Beatles were musical geniuses. They were pop artists who were able to write and recite a hit song about such thought-provoking and heart-wrenching subject matter as care for the elderly and sympathy for the lonely.

Facts about “Eleanor Rigby”

The credited writers of this song are Paul McCartney and an entity known as Lennon-McCartney. The latter would be a combination of Paul McCartney and his Beatles’ bandmate, John Lennon (1940-1980). Furthermore it is noted for being the first song which Mr. McCartney had written which was not centered on the theme of love.

The musical score of this song was composed by another Beatle, George Harrison (1943-2001). None of the Beatles themselves actually played instruments on this track. And in that regard, “Eleanor Rigby” is said to be one-of-a-kind. In this case what they did do was employ session musicians consisting of two violists, two cellists and four violinists. And

due to the complexity of the instrumental, the Beatles never played this tune live.

The producer of “Eleanor Rigby” was the Beatles co-worker on most of their hits, Sir George Martin (1926-2016).

This track originally came out on 5 August 1966 as part of the Beatles’ album entitled “Revolver”.

“Eleanor Rigby” was quite-successful. It topped the UK Singles Chart and performed likewise in Canada and New Zealand. In fact it is noted for being the top-selling song in the UK for 1966.

Moreover it peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100. Apparently it was not promoted as heavily in the United States as it was in the UK due to the religious references in the song.

“Eleanor Rigby” also earned Paul McCartney in particular a Grammy Award. This was in 1966, and it was awarded in the category of “Best Contemporary (R&R) Solo Vocal Performance – Male or Female”.

Moreover as of 2011, Rolling Stone has ranked this track at number 138 on its list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time”.

Popular Covers of “Eleanor Rigby”

A number of prominent artists have covered “Eleanor Rigby”, especially during its heyday. Amongst them are:

     Ray Charles (1968)

    Aretha Franklin (1969)

    John Denver (1970)

    Tony Bennett (1971)

    José Feliciano (1992)

    Pearl Jam (2005)

Paul McCartney also did his own remix of this song and featured it on his 1984 solo album, “Give My Regards to Broad Street”.

The Eleanor Rigby Fascination

Despite Paul McCartney acknowledging, as aforementioned, that Eleanor Rigby is not a real person, fans of the tune have still been obsessed with tracking down a real person by this name who fits the character described in the song.  Indeed sometimes their efforts are borderline comedic. For instance, the aforementioned headstone in Liverpool, England (i.e. the Beatles’ hometown) which cites an “Eleanor Rigby” has accordingly become somewhat of a tourist attraction. Said headstone is even depicted on the music video to the 1995 Beatles’ track “Free as a Bird”. Moreover a document from 1911, which Paul McCartney at one time personally handled, which references a Eleanor Rigby (more specifically “E. Rigby”) was auctioned off for a whopping £115,000 pounds (approximately $250,000) in 2008.

Interesting to note is that there is also a real Eleanor Rigby statue located in the English city of Liverpool. It was erected in the aforementioned city in 1982. And interestingly, it is directly based on the character from the song.

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Paul McCartney wrote most of this song. He got the name “Eleanor” from the actress Eleanor Bron, who appeared in the 1965 Beatles film Help!. “Rigby” came to him when he was in Bristol, England, and spotted a store: Rigby and Evens Ltd Wine and Spirit Shippers. He liked the name “Eleanor Rigby” because it sounded natural and matched the rhythm he wrote.

McCartney explained at the time that his songs came mostly from his imagination. Regarding this song, he said, “It just came. When I started doing the melody I developed the lyric. It all came from the first line. I wonder if there are girls called Eleanor Rigby?”

McCartney wasn’t sure what the song was going to be about until he came up with the line “picks up the rice in a church where a wedding has been.” That’s when he came up with the story of an old, lonely woman. The lyrics “wearing the face that she keeps in a jar by the door” are a reference to the cold-cream she wears in an effort to look younger.

The song tells the story of two lonely people. First, we meet a churchgoing woman named Eleanor Rigby, who is seen cleaning up rice after a wedding. The second verse introduces the pastor, Father McKenzie, whose sermons “no one will hear.” This could indicate that nobody in coming to his church, or that his sermons aren’t getting through to the congregation on a spiritual level. In the third verse, Eleanor dies in the church and Father McKenzie buries her.

“Father Mackenzie” was originally “Father McCartney.” Paul decided he didn’t want to freak out his dad and picked a name out of the phone book instead.

After Eleanor Rigby is buried, we learn that “no one was saved,” indicating that her soul did not elevate to heaven as promised by the church. This could be seen as a swipe at Christianity and the concept of being saved by Jesus. The song was released in August 1966 just weeks after the furor over John Lennon’s remarks, “Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. I needn’t argue about that; I’m right and I will be proved right. We’re more popular than Jesus now.”

For the most part, the song eluded controversy, possibly because the lilting string section made it easier to handle.

A string section scored by Beatles producer George Martin consisting of four violins, two violas and two cellos were used in recording. Paul may have been inspired by the classic composer Vivaldi.

The Beatles didn’t play any of the instruments on this track. All the music came from the string players, who were hired as session musicians.

Paul McCartney recounted this song’s origin story in a 2018 interview with GQ. He said: “When I was really little I lived on what was called a housing estate, which is like the projects – there were a lot of old ladies and I enjoyed sitting around with these older ladies because they had these great stories, in this case about World War II. One in particular I used to visit and I’d go shopping for her – you know, she couldn’t get out. So I had that figure in my mind of a sort of lonely old lady.

Over the years, I’ve met a couple of others, and maybe their loneliness made me empathize with them. But I thought it was a great character, so I started this song about the lonely old lady who picks up the rice in the church, who never really gets the dreams in her life. Then I added in the priest, the vicar, Father McKenzie. And so, there was just the two characters. It was like writing a short story, and it was basically on these old ladies that I had known as a kid.”

In Observer Music Monthly, November 2008, McCartney said: “These lonely old ladies were something I knew about growing up, and that was what ‘Eleanor Rigby’ was about – the fact that she died and nobody really noticed. I knew this went on.”

There is a gravestone for an Eleanor Rigby in St. Peter’s Churchyard in Woolton, England. Woolton is a suburb of Liverpool and Lennon first met McCartney at a fete at St. Peter’s Church. The gravestone bearing the name Eleanor Rigby shows that she died in October 1939, aged 44.

However Eleanor was not like the lonely people in McCartney’s song, as she was married. Another of the gravestones there has the word “McKenzie” written on it. McCartney has denied that that is the source of the names, though he has agreed that they may have registered subconsciously.

This was originally written as “Miss Daisy Hawkins.” According to Rolling Stone magazine, when McCartney first played the song for his neighbor Donovan Leitch, the words were “Ola Na Tungee, blowing his mind in the dark with a pipe full of clay.”

The lyrics were brainstormed among The Beatles. In later years, Lennon and McCartney gave different accounts of who contributed more of the words to the song.

During recording, microphones were placed very close to the instruments to create an unusual, vaguely distorted sound.

Ray Charles reached #35 US and #36 UK with his version in 1968; Aretha Franklin took it to #17 US in 1969. A year later, an instrumental by the group El Chicano went to #115. The song reached the chart again in 2008 when David Cook of American Idol fame took it to #92.

Because of the string section, this was difficult to play live, which The Beatles never did. On his 2002 Back In The US tour, Paul McCartney played this without the strings. Keyboards were used to compensate.

This song was not written in a normal chord, it is in the dorian mode – the scale you get when you play one octave up from the second note of a major scale. This is usually found in old songs such as “Scarborough Fair.”

Vanilla Fudge covered this in a slowed-down, emotional style, something they did with many songs, including hits by ‘N Sync and The Backstreet Boys. Their version of “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” was a #6 US hit in 1968. Fudge drummer Carmine Appice told Songfacts: “Most of the songs we did, we tried to take out of the realm they were in and try to put them where they were supposed to be in our eyes. ‘Eleanor Rigby’ was always a great song by The Beatles. It was done with the orchestra, but the way we did it, we put it into an eerie graveyard setting and made it spooky, the way the lyrics read. Songs like ‘Ticket To Ride,’ that’s a hurtin’ song, so we slowed it down so it wouldn’t be so happy. We would look at lyrics and the lyrics would dictate if it was feasible to do something with it or not.”

In 1966, this song took home the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Performance, Male. It was awarded to Paul McCartney.

In August 1966, the long-defunct British music magazine Disc And Music Echo asked Kinks frontman Ray Davies to review the then newly released Revolver album. This is how he reacted to this song: “I bought a Haydn LP the other day and this sounds just like it. It’s all sort of quartet stuff and it sounds like they’re out to please music teachers in primary schools. I can imagine John saying: ‘I’m going to write this for my old schoolmistress’. Still it’s very commercial.”

The chorus of this song was sampled as part of Sinead O’Connor’s 1994 song “Famine,” which is based on the story of the potato famine in Ireland.

In 2008 a document came to light that showed that McCartney may have had an alternative source for the Eleanor Rigby name. In the early 1990s a lady named Annie Mawson had a job teaching music to children with learning difficulties. Annie managed to teach a severely autistic boy to play “Yellow Submarine” on the piano, which won him a Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award. She wrote to the former Beatle telling him what joy he’d brought. Months later, Annie received a brown envelope bearing a “Paul McCartney World Tour” stamp. Inside was enclosed a page from an accounts log kept by the Corporation of Liverpool, which records the wages paid in 1911 to a scullery maid working for the Liverpool City Hospital, who signed her name “E. Rigby.” There was no accompanying letter of explanation. Annie said in an interview that when she saw the name Rigby, “I realized why I’d been sent it. I feel that when you’re holding it you’re holding a bit of history.”

When the slip went up for auction later that year, McCartney told the Associated Press: “Eleanor Rigby is a totally fictitious character that I made up. If someone wants to spend money buying a document to prove a fictitious character exists, that’s fine with me.”

This was released simultaneously on August 5, 1966 on both the album Revolver and as a double A-side with “Yellow Submarine.”

The thrash band Realm covered this song on their 1988 album Endless War. It is a speed metal version of the song that got them signed to Roadrunner Records.

McCartney told Q magazine June 2010 that after recording the song, he felt he could have done better. He recalled: “I remember not liking the vocal on Eleanor Rigby, thinking, I hadn’t nailed. I listen to it now and it’s… very good. It’s a bit annoying when you do Eleanor Rigby and you’re not happy with it.”

Former US President Bill Clinton has stated that this is his favorite Beatles song.

Richie Havens covered this on his 1966 debut album, Mixed Bag, and again on his 1987 Sings Beatles and Dylan album.

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About Lonely People

“Lonely People” is a song written by the husband-and-wife team of Dan Peek and Catherine Peek and recorded by America.

This is for all the lonely people

Thinking that life has passed them by

Don’t give up

Until you drink from the silver cup

And ride that highway in the sky

This is for all the single people

Thinking that love has left them dry

Don’t give up

Until you drink from the silver cup

You never know until you try

Well, I’m on my way

Yes, I’m back to stay

Well, I’m on my way back home

This is for all the lonely people

Thinking that life has passed them by

Don’t give up

Until you drink from the silver cup

She’ll never take you down or

Never give you up

You’ll never know until you try.

God gave so much by His expression of love when he created us and all of this the seen and the unseen; then even gave Himself as the Redeemer to bridge the chasm between imperfection and corruption unto Holiness and Eternal Perfection in God’s glory for those of faith through Jesus Christ the Savior and Good Shepherd!  During the Holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas as well throughout the year we must do our best to remember these facts and truth that tells us so clearly how it is better to give than to receive!

God bless you.

Paul’s Farewell to the Ephesians

“34You yourselves know that these hands of mine have ministered to my own needs and those of my companions. 35In everything, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words of the Lord Jesus Himself: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” 36When Paul had said this, he knelt down with all of them and prayed.”  Acts 20:35

“John 3:16 is one of the most well-known verses of all time. It says, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.”

“In the very presence of Jesus, God demonstrates that He is love—and love gives. If we truly want to be like Jesus, we’ll give.” pushpay.com

  • Giving reflects God’s character
  • Giving is commanded
  • Giving makes you happy
  • Giving makes you healthier and live longer
  • Giving expresses your trust in God
  • Giving advances the Kingdom of God

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Brother in Christ Jesus,

Lawrence Morra III

If You Need More After All That and You’re Not Crying Already Like I Am; An Extra Grand Exit Song…

Now As We Weep!

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