Welcome to my world!
Originally I created this website to share my hobbies with the world. I love photography, like drawing portraits with a pencil. However, there is not really much time left for the second one these days. Except for my job the reason is I found the Spirit in my spirit who made me realize what kind of world and times we are living in.
First off, before you continue reading, you need to realize this is not about religion. If you might feel offended, I apologize. However, I can only say I'm sorry, if you feel that way, cannot apologize for the simple truth I'm about to share. Also know there is no coincidence in life. You may have come across this page simply to learn the truth, because God would like you to.
I grew up in a normal family. "Normal" labeled by the standard of today's society, which would mean living day by day, no religious stuff, only tradition like celebrating Christmas or Easter. We lived like the most people do today. God seemed to be someone we would claim to believe in but it was only words. We would go to church occasionally, no big deal about it. I only knew about God and His word from what I heard at church on Sundays or in religion lessons I took later. I was told the Bible would be too difficult to read and for a normal human being impossible to understand. That's why we would have priests, blah-blah. I never questioned what I was taught, yet wondered how come God heard me and let me know about His presence in many ways since my childhood until today, if I was not worthy. And why in the world did I feel this darkness in the church...? Where I come from we call ourselves Christians only because we are born in a Christian society. I had no idea by then it was a pretty silly statement to make, since there is so much more behind it! The problem is, the people do not know. Unfortunately, exactly by this incredibly wrong standard, which is so not true, we are measured and judged by the world. The reason is that people do not live by what the Word says. They do not even know the Word, because they don't read it AND there is no change in their life. Why? Because they do not have what they need to enter the kingdom of heaven - a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ.
In fact, I used to believe as many people believe today that all religions would actually talk about the same god. In the end of the day, they all seem similar. Some have different gods. We in the catholic church have saints we would pray to. And yet, I always felt it was so wrong. It is stated we would have one God, but then why praying to saints, if we have the God Almighty, right? Other religions claim to worship only one god, yet they admit he would be someone far away we could only meet after death hoping we do well enough to end up in his presence forever one day. Others claim there are many gods and they tell so based on their experiences. They talk to many spirits who claim to be from god. To make a long story short, chasing after many truths I realized there is only the truth or the lies. There are not many truths. Facts will always be facts and you can either decide to accept them or you start your own religious system with which you end up practicing some kind of occultism.
There was a time, when I believed my whole world and my happiness were built on one person. It was the time, when the person was not in my life anymore and my feeling of desperation dragged me so deep that I truly didn't see any sense in my life anymore. I wanted to end it, wanted to end it so badly! I only didn't really have the courage to do it indeed, because I was very much aware of where I would end up. I did not want to disobey God by committing a suicide, but wasn't really willing to continue living either. One evening I cried out to God. I asked Him to take my life and to end my suffering. I cried so hard, sat on my bed arguing with God in desperation, when all the sudden something happened. His grace fell upon me, His presence filled my room. A strong wind started to blow over my face like He intended to dry my tears. Then it left my face and continued blowing over my arms like He wanted to make me feel He's got me. His peace filled my heart and has never left me since. For the first time I realized He was never meant to be far away. He is the living God who truly is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the Creator of the universe, the earth, all living things, who speaks, who acts, the only source of true happiness. In fact, we can make ourselves believe we can be happy without Him, but there will always be something missing. We are so eaten up by this life and the "truths" the world and the media try to feed us with that our conscience seems to have been silenced completely. We exalt ourselves, believe in our own wisdom and strength, but guess what: We never get what God does not give us. And sometimes we get deceived by the enemy of God - satan - who is the god of this world since Adam and Eve sinned. He offered Jesus the whole world, only if Jesus would bow before him. Jesus knew his schemes very well and rebuked him. How much easier it is to deceive the normal people who live outside the Truth and do not have the strength they are supposed to have through the Christ?
Well, it was only a short time later after this experience, when I decided to start reading the word of God. I read a few chapters every day, but it still seemed like a slow progress. After people who started to cross my way, claiming they would be of God, made me quite confused, I had a little talk with a friend whom I just met back then. I was warned about the spirits who surround us and their agents they use to deceive God's people who do not know the truth. It was that night I cried like crazy asking for God's forgiveness, when I hid my face in a pillow and His audible voice called my name. I had no idea at that time what it meant. I got so scared I hid under my blanket and slept with my lamp turned on the whole night. However, it was not the kind of fear you have of something evil. It was more a feeling of a great respect for an incredible authority. On the top of that, I admit I was a little worried Jesus could appear to me. It may sound funny, but I was not really ready for that. Who is, right? The very next morning I started to read the Bible intensely and, honestly, couldn't stop ever since. What I learnt was: It is everything but impossible to understand. It is the truth and it is not a crazy thing to believe just because these stories are written in the Bible. In fact, at least when it comes to Jesus, there is an eye witness account even outside the Bible, which proves His existence, the miracles He performed, His crucifixion and death and even the fact He was seen after His death. It would not be explainable, if He wouldn't have risen. Of course, there are entire religions claiming Jesus would survive or be stolen from the grave by His disciples etc. Just knowing about the cruelty of the Romans back then and even the medical facts that show Jesus had to be dead, when they took Him off the cross, should make you wonder. Since when was the word of one person who wasn't even there (and even couldn't based on the timeline) worth more than the word of many who witnessed the incident?
I will not use this platform to throw too much text at you (although I already did probably). If you feel led and moved just a little inside your heart, I would like to encourage you to do your research. Go and read the actual source of all the fight going on in the world right now instead of only reading about it and believing lies just like I used to. You might find out that what you were taught your entire life was a lie. Just because it was repeated to you over and over again it was not made true. It may be true to you, but will remain a lie still. Whoever is reading these lines right now and shake their head in disbelief, try not to feed yourselves with disinformation from the media or so called experts who are trying to confuse you. Once you truly put up with the evidence, you might be surprised. When there are witnesses invited to a court, they question eye-witnesses based on what they saw or heard or noticed, not based on what they heard someone say they would hear or see. Otherwise it wouldn't make sense. Also check out the Dead Sea scrolls that were found just a couple of decades ago. They clearly are a hit into those skeptics' face who tried to convince the world and especially themselves that the Scriptures may have been written so many centuries later that no-one would know if they still could be accurate. Here we are, proven that the Scriptures are super accurate still as they used to be thousands of years ago. You know, people wonder about the natural catastrophes happening today, more and more of sick minded people living among us, the suicidal rate rising, the depression taking hold of many, the perverse rules and laws accepted in the name of tolerance but ignoring the fact there is a spiritual problem behind it. Well, let's put it this way: If I believe I'm an elephant, it does not make me more an elephant than it makes a man a woman or a woman a man just by believing it. I can believe I'm black even if my skin is white and no belief in my head will make me a black person, if my genes already decided I would be white in appearance. There is a book of prophecies, in which the prophets talk about times like these. This book is called The Bible. It is full of predictions and is full of warnings and signs that point to other coming events. You may call those who belong to Christ crazy, yet they are telling you the truth and are warning you. These are only the birth pains and the times are about to get much worse! They will be much worse and you will not be safe, if you keep on pushing a sinful agenda. You may not like the word "sinful", but the truth is we do have our moral understanding from God. If we start twisting God's morals, creating our own, we will continue suffering one hit after another, because it is simply sin before God. It is God's law. It is just and it is real. Jesus came to teach us this. Remember, it was the religious people He made mad by every word He said. He came to warn us and was very clear about who He was. He is the Son of the most High God. He is the flesh, in which God came to this world to save His children. People keep on denying this truth, although even demons knew it and cried out to Jesus as "the Son of God", when He came to free people oppressed by those spirits. Just think about it. Think about the fact He walked this earth and the fact there are plenty of eye witnesses who documented His teachings and sayings. Only a few of those are published in the Bible - eye witness account which is too well matched up to be just a conspiracy the people talk about today. For those who feel led by the Holy Spirit and never knew what is important to know: If you long for a personal relationship with God, I made a short list of the truth from the Scripture. The truth is, we need to repent from our sins, we need to confess the Christ with our mouth and then get baptized. By inviting Jesus into our life and surrendering to Him we get born again. If you believe you can live your life like you used to and yet it is alright, because God is a loving God, I urge you to get to know God from His word. Picture your child. Imagine you always tell your child to tidy up their room, but they never do it. You get angry and they come and tell you they're sorry. However, they never tidy up their room after they apologized either. Would you ever believe them they were sorry? No. If your child is truly sorry, they will say so and will do better after. That does not mean they will be perfect. Maybe they will make a mistake and will leave a little mess behind every now and then, yet they will try harder and will get better and better. Repentance is a similar thing. It means turning away from your sin for God. I know there are churches preaching only grace, but you should never forget that the history of this world begins with judgment (Adam and Eve) and also ends with judgment (punishment of satan, his angels and all the workers of iniquity who decide to follow him instead of Jesus). There was no sinner in the eye witness account who would remain in their sin after having an encounter with God, when they decided to follow Him. Those, who did resist, received a warning from Him. So this justification of that kind of preaching is not supported by the Bible at all. In contrary. The truth is, God is a loving and forgiving God as well, if you come before Him with a humble heart and ask for forgiveness. If you fall in love with God and will keep on seeking Him, He will free you from all strongholds and from your sins and you will be able to live a life that will be different, but it will give you what nothing and no-one can - satisfaction, peace and joy. Permanently. There is a time coming, when there will be no access to the word of God, because the god of this world does not want you to know the Truth. Use the time you still have, the freedom you enjoy! Get to know your Creator, your Father in heaven, and build a personal relationship with Him, because without Him you will not be able to make it through the time that is yet to come.
From sin to salvation:
1. What is sin? (Sin) 2. What does repentance mean? (Repentance) 3. What does it mean to be born again? (Born again) 4. Who is the Holy Spirit? (Holy Spirit) 5. How to receive the salvation? (Salvation)
May the Lord help you and guide you. May He pour out His Holy Spirit on you and give you understanding of His Word. May He protect you and show you His greatness through the signs and wonders He will perform in your own life, if you believe in Him and ask Him!
In the mighty name of Jesus Christ, the Lord of lords, the King of kings, I pray. Amen!
PS. You know, people say things and often let the world influence them. They face some basic facts based on a conclusion they already did before they even heard the real story. They do not go to the source, they only pick information that surrounds it and keep what fits into the picture they already created in their mind. If you truly dig deeper and search for the evidence, the outcome may surprise you. Remember, we all get to the end one day. As a believer you may find what you believed was not true. In that case you don't lose anything, because you lived a happier life at least. But in case you do not give God at least a chance, He will not enter your life. Once the time here on earth is over and you realize what new born Christians and God's prophets were telling you was true, there will be no turning back. In that moment you'll lose absolutely EVERYTHING! In this world, where we have access to so much information, there is no excuse for not going to the sources anymore. There will be no excuse once you stand before Him either.
Walking with God It is not easy, but it is worth it! God never promised you a life without troubles. He only promised everything would turn out well in the end for those who love Him. Seek and you will find. Knock and the door will be opened to you. He lives and He is waiting for you to invite Him into your life. He is a gentleman and the greatest Daddy you could ever wish for no matter how great your earthly father is!
Here is a hand full of talented friends who have a gift of drawing or photography:
Armando Diva is my "little brother" and a passionate photographer you can also book for commission work.
Kay Igler is an awesome airbrush artist. In fact, the best I've ever known.
Fabian Schild and Benjamin Voss are also very talented photographers who do commission work as well.