Dafuge & Data: Season Summary 10 – It’s a nice round number

We’ve made it to season 10. Hurray! Actually because my wordpress has been a steaming pile of Seagull droppings I’ve actually finished season 11 but all the posts are backed up. This post is brought to you by the Tor browser, and my l33t hacking skills.

If you want to catch up on the last 9 season then please check out all the Dafuge and Data posts here, including the end of season reports. To save you time though we’ve risen gently up to the Championship, like a helium balloon released by the sticky hands of a child at Flamingo land.

I think technically the quickest we could have made it to this stage was four or five seasons so we’ve been taking a comparatively scenic route. Maybe on our nice round number of season 10 we could have a bit more success?


Cash was splashed. The board gave us about 250k to spend so I spent about 200k of it on Kamagate. A towering Ivorian defender. He can play in the middle and on the right but I think this season he will be firming up the centre and elbowing forwards in the head. One thing I noticed early in the season is that his body language is almost always aggressive or frustrated. He seems very tightly wound so we just need to point him at unfortunate opposition players so he can break their legs.

A less expensive and less violent recruit was Perez on a free from Sheffield United. He would be competing for a first team place with the other central midfielders, and with being able to play in the AMC role as well as MC would give us additional flexibility.

A little later to the party, in August, was Vlad (the impaler). Though not actually that aggressive he would give us cover on both flanks, but largely on the left with first choice Marks.

So not a huge recruitment drive, but after last seasons solid performance (at the end anyway) we didn’t need to go overboard. We also couldn’t afford to go overboard for the players we really wanted either. I did have a few on the list but they all wanted extreme wages, often 3-4 times what our maximum was. I don’t know if they’ve ever seen Scarborough but that kind of money definitely wasn’t to be found on the seafront.

Tactics: The Raumdeuter

As is the tradition we had a massive misstep at the start of the season and our performances in our first few games were underwhelming. I want to be whelmed at the very least at this stage.

One of the telling things was how exposed our Target 10’s tactic was leaving us on the left flank. Which when you look at it seems pretty obvious. Because we don’t really have one.

Last season it seemed to work but we were having very little joy. The AMC was still working well though. I love the wide targetman still and I’m allergic to having anything but four at the back. I think it’s the fear of angering Tony Pulis that does it. So where was I going to get an extra player to fill in the left flank and give me a bit more there?

Would I have to drop a striker into the AML slot maybe to give myself a 4231? I was a bit stumped so I did what all good managers should do in this situation, and I consulted FMStag. The madman suggested a raumdeuter on the left and given I’ve never tried this role before I obliged.

There’s lots of good stuff out there about the raumdeuter role so I dived in, locked myself in the bathroom, and read this article from the ESDF on my phone. After spending long enough in there to worry my wife I came out with a better understanding. A raumdeuter is a space invader or investigator depending on how aggressive you want to be. So for Scarborough they would be an invader.

It seemed like they could either do this invading by carrying the ball with them, or invade the space without the ball and be ready to receive it and do some damage from an unexpected place. I was happy with either to be honest and it would really depend on the type of player I could use. Sasaki was the obvious choice to drop into that area based on both his preferred positions and his general performance. In the match engine although he was the quickest or most skillful he was very good at finding space. Beyond him, I wasn’t sure but consider giving Pablo a shot and training him into the role. His mental attributes seemed like they would have some potential there.

As a tactic though I was hoping it would all hold together well anyway. With goal threat Fairs still in place, with support from behind, and the flanks. With the wide targetman hopefully pulling players to the right before switching it over to the left for the raumdeuter. Or, the opposite happening with the raumdeuter causing chaos on the left and then bringing in others. Either way, they should be stretching the play.

I was also partly hoping I would be able to tap into the stats and theory behind this Where Goals Come From series of articles by American Soccer Analysis. It’s a beautiful nerdy series based on real football. The TLDR summary is that certain passes are better than others (bad news for crosses, good news for progressive passes), and passes into certain zones from certain other zones tend to be more dangerous as well. Can you hear that? It’s Big Sam muttering “POMO POMO” between slurps of gravy.

As you can see from the beautiful graphics above via American Soccer Analysis it really aligns well with our direct approach as we’re more likely to be playing progressive passes. Longballs, through balls, and progressive passes? I’m not sure we do much else. And with the raumdeuter, striker, wide targetman and (deep breath) the AMC we were now covering zones 13- 18. A striker in 17, an AMC providing from 14 or bursting into 17. A raumdeuter potentially cutting in or drifting into 14 and 17. The wide targetman in practice would be bullying defenders, pulling players wide to open space and cutting the ball into zones 14 and 17.

A deep-lying playmaker, a CM on support and a defensive unit that would rather hoof than move too far up the pitch and get altitude sickness would compliment this all by keeping the long progressive balls coming. Beautiful in theory.

The Recovery

The impact of the change was pretty much instant.

The performances improved, we created more, and we didn’t seem to miss the extra striker. Largely because the raumdeuter in Sasaki was arriving late at the post or for a weighted through ball. We were effectively ending up with 3 to 4 players upfront anyway.

Sasaki started to get the goals, and then later on his understudy, Pablo started to as well. In fact towards the end of the season Pablo started to make a case for being the first choice. The boy from Boreham wood (via Spain) soon stopped complaining about being played out of position when he was scoring.

The form picked up and we launched ourselves forward like a gull stealing a chip. We went from makeweights to potential promotion candidates with an impressive run of form.

Season Finale

With the last few games to go we were riding high but could feel the hot sandwich breath of Middlesborough, Sheff United, and Birmingham on our neck. The squad was young and ramshackle so I had some real doubts about whether they were mentally strong enough to make it to the end. The title was beyond us but automatic promotion became the aim instead. I don’t think I could take the stress of the championship playoffs.

Towards the end of the season, we hit a massive snag when hitman Joe Fair broke his toe. Such a humbling injury for our record goalscorer. As a result, we have to scramble for a replacement, and rather than shift too many players around youth backup Dowse came in.

Originally meant to be a targetman back when we played two up top it looked like his time was up with the Seadogs but he actually was a fantastic replacement. An almost Targetman/Poacher hybrid he managed to grab a few goals and help build up the play of others.

So it came down to the final day of the seasons, us against Preston. A win and we were up, anything else put us at the mercy of those retrobates from Middlesborough, Birmingham and Sheffield. We would more than likely end up in the playoffs with anything but a win…

Despite the injury issues…we made it! With Fairs coming back from his broken toe to lash the 1st goal in against Preston in the final day of the season.

End of Season

Pop open the box wine! We’re off to the Premier League! We’ve got a parade along the seafront booked, with regular stops to wave at local crowds outside the arcades, chippies and the hotel one of the Bronte’s died in. The entire team have been rewarded with a modest payout, a season ticket to the Sealife Centre and a queue jump pass for Flamingo Land.

The Stars

What can we say about Joe Fairs that I haven’t already covered in previous blogs? He’s just banging them in no matter the level we are at. I think he started in league 2 with us as cover for the legend that is Varian and hasn’t looked back. He’s just shy of 150 league goals for us and he’s only 23. Can he do it against the bigger boys? Yeah probably. Plenty of the bigger boys were relegated into the Championship so I have faith that Fairs will still be doing the job next season.

Pablo did a good job for us this season. Picked up for peanuts from Boreham Wood of all places last season this year we retrained him to act as cover in the raumdeuter spot. He moaned, he complained, he did the work needed almost every game. Not a huge tally but if the game actually recorded xA I think he would have been raking it in. He was a creative force at times and caused plenty of problems. I’m not sure he’ll do the same next season but I thin he has the potential to become a bit of a star on the Scarborough seafront.

Lets not forget Varian either. Ethon Varian, legendary goal scorer. We gave him a little bit of game time, even though he’s not scored the past two seasons. We were rewarded with a rare goal. The first in over 38 games. He’s not got what it takes anymore but bizzarely in the match engine he moves well. He just doesn’t have quite enough acceleration, first touch or composure to really be the lethal force at this level. He has scored almost 150 league goals though, and has over 300 appearances. He’s been with us from the very first season and because of that, heart over head, he will get at least one start next season. A goal would be great but I’ll be happy to give him a squad spot so we can say he played at every level for us. Take a bow.

Season Stats!

Once again we owe FMStag a debt. He’s created some useful spreadsheets. They break down attacking and defensive contributions, as well as interesting tidbits like how much a player is costing you per minute they’ve actually played. Looking at this would help me work out where some deadwood or costly players could be trimmed as well as any players that might have been quietly performing.

A few standout points. Fairs has obviously contributed a lot but we have surprises like Vlad popping up for defensive contributions. He seemed solid if uninspiring during the season but the data seems to suggest he was a bit better than this.

Brad Cross never really made much of an impact so it’ll be time for him to move on, saving me some cash. Gale and Bonsu also on the chopping block as a result of poor defensive contributions when given a chance. Perhaps a surprise for me is Wheatley. He’s actually had a transfer lined up since very early in the season, long before I looked at this, but despite being the top performer according to these stats he will be off. He wasn’t starting enough and moaned, so I just sold him. If I had known about these stats maybe I would have tolerated his bitching a little more.

These are great spreadsheets, and I think I’ll be checking them mid season as well as end of season to ensure I’m getting the best out the team. I’ll need every advantage I can get and things like this might stop me from shooting myself in the foot by getting rid of good performers.

The Stadium

The board can’t back out of plans now! Unlike last summer the board had to commit to making changes as the Premier Division requires at least 12.5k seats. Old Flamingo land wasn’t going to do the trick so plans were made for the new Scarborough Athletic Stadium.

Not massive, and only a couple thousand more seats than the bare minimum. But given that we only had 5k before it is a nice change. The price seems okay and the only downside seems to be how long it will take. But you can only have two of cheap, fast, and good. We seem to be taking our time to get a good price.

The gives us an issue in terms of where to play for the next two seasons? We couldn’t return to York as it was a touch too small. Would we ground share with Hull at the KC? Or over at Middlesborough? Or I guess maybe Scunthorpe or Doncaster? No? Okay getting a little far out now. Huddersfield? Leeds?

No. Oakwell. For about two seasons our fans will be making a trip over to Barnsley. From North East Yorkshire to South West Yorkshire. Passing several better picks along the way. The only reason I can see for doing this is that they are offering the best price at £275k a season.

Over 20k seats though, and we won’t be there forever. Hopefully putting my earlier fears I wrote about (inspired by Wimbledon’s issues back in the 80’s/90’s) to bed.

The Plan for Next Season

We may (by default) be the highest placed team in Yorkshire next season. With us being the regions on representatives in the Premier Division now Leeds have been relegated. But we will be minnows in comparison with basically everyone else. We have one of the smallest budgets in the Championship as it stands, so when we are playing with the bigger boys we are likely to get outspent left, right and centre.

That said, you can see that with the influx of Premier Division cash, we do have a bit to spend. Over £20m seems like a decent amount to fritter away. Using the stats above I think we are going to be trying to shore up the defense, maybe sort out an actual raumdeuter, and try to find the elusive Premier Division quality keeper.

Survival is the only thing that matters next season. By any means. We will be summoning Big Sam and throwing any cup games, getting physical and counter attacking like our lives depend on it. But… we will be pragmatic. Every signing made will be done with one eye on the Championship and bouncing back up, and using the money for long term prospects and infrastructure improvements. New facilities if possible, and a penny slide arcade on every corner.


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  • I want to share a message that has been spreading all over the internet that concerns the times we are living in. Whether you believe in God or not, this is a must read message!

    We can see throughout time how we have been slowly conditioned to come to this point where we are on the verge of a cashless society. Would it surprise you to know that the Bible foretold of this event? Don’t believe me? This may be the most imporant message you will read in these times…please do not ignore this!

    This messsage reveals what the Mark of the Beast is, and the meaning behind counting a number people have been pondering for centuries, 666. This message also shares why Barack Obama is the Antichrist. This is truly a message from God!

    In the Revelation of Jesus Christ given to the apostle John, we read:

    “He (the false prophet who deceives many by his miracles) causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

    Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666” (Revelation 13:16-18 NKJV).

    Referring to the last generation, this could only be speaking of a cashless money society, which we have yet to see, but are heading towards. Why? Revelation 13:17 tells us that we cannot buy or sell unless we receive the mark of the beast in our right-hand or forehead. We could still buy or sell among one another without receiving the mark if physical money was still currency. It logically deduces itself to this reason.

    These verses could not be referring to something spiritual because the word references two different physical locations (our right-hand or forehead) stating the mark will be on one “OR” the other. It once again logically deduces itself to this reason.

    Here is where it really starts to come together. It is shocking how accurate the Bible is concerning the RFID microchip. These are notes from a man named Carl Sanders who worked with a team of engineers to help develop this microchip in the late 1960’s.

    “Carl Sanders sat in seventeen New World Order meetings with heads-of-state officials such as Henry Kissinger and Bob Gates of the C.I.A. to discuss plans on how to bring about a one-world system. The government commissioned Carl Sanders to design a microchip for identifying and controlling the peoples of the world—a microchip that could be inserted under the skin with a hypodermic needle (a quick, convenient method that would be gradually accepted by society).

    Carl Sanders, with a team of engineers behind him, with U.S. grant monies supplied by tax dollars, took on this project and designed a microchip that is powered by a lithium battery, rechargeable through the temperature changes in our skin. Without the knowledge of the Bible (Brother Sanders was not a Christian at the time), these engineers spent one-and-a-half-million dollars doing research on the best and most convenient place to have the microchip inserted.

    Guess what? These researchers found that the forehead and the back of the hand (the two places Revelation says the mark will go) are not just the most convenient places, but are also the only viable places for rapid, consistent temperature changes in the skin to recharge the lithium battery. The microchip is approximately seven millimeters in length, .75 millimeters in diameter, about the size of a grain of rice. It is capable of storing pages upon pages of information about you. All your general history, work history, crime record, health history, and financial data can be stored on this chip.

    Brother Sanders believes that this microchip, which he regretfully helped design, is the “mark” spoken about in Revelation 13:16-18. The original Greek word for “mark” is “charagma,” which means a “scratch or etching.” It is also interesting to note that the number 666 is actually a word in the original Greek. The word is “chi xi stigma,” with the last part, “stigma,” also meaning “to stick or prick.” Carl believes this refers to a hypodermic needle (see photo).

    Mr. Sanders asked a Boston Medical Center doctor what would happen if the lithium contained within the RFID microchip leaked into the body. The doctor responded that if the microchip broke inside a human body, the lithium would cause a severe and painful wound filled with pus. This is what the book of Revelation says:

    “And the first (angel) went, and poured out his vial on the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore on the men which had the mark of the beast, and on them which worshipped his image” (Revelation 16:2).


    What I first want to mention, before I share what the Holy Spirit has revealed to me concerning the number of the beast, is that God confirms in threes. We can see this throughout scripture:

    “For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one” (1 John 5:7 NKJV).

    “and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures” (1 Corinthians 15:4 NKJV).

    “…Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, Who was and is and is to come!” (Revelation 4:8 NKJV).

    There are many more examples, but I thought I would just share three of them to make the point.

    Examining Revelation 13:16,17,18, the first group of three I would like to point out is that the mark of the beast is described in three separate verses, 16, 17 and 18.

    The next three I see is in verse 16, “He causes all…” is followed by three contrasting categories of people,

    1 – “both small and great,
    2 – rich and poor,
    3 – free and slave…”.

    Then unto verse 17, it opens with, “and that no one may buy or sell except one who has…”, followed by three explanations of what one must have to buy or sell,

    1 – “…the mark
    2 – or the name of the beast,
    3 – or the number of his name”.

    Now unto verse 18, we read “Let him who has understanding calculate…”, which is followed by,

    1 – “the number of the beast,
    2 – for it is the number of a man:
    3 – His number is 666”.

    The last three I see is the number “6” being used three times in a row. The reason I’m making this point about God confirming in three is because it is the key to unlocking how to calculate the number 666.

    Throughout the centuries there have been people trying to calculate numbers based on titles and names that come up to the number 666 to identify one person, the Antichrist; but from Revelation 13:18, I do not see where God is telling us to count up to 666, but rather to count the number of the beast. This number is identified as 666. So the verse is telling us to count the number 666.

    What does it mean to count? It means to add up. So how could we add up 666? Remember my previous point about God confirming in threes is key to unlocking the number 666. So logically, what would be the best way to count the number 666? To count it equally by using the rule of three based off the number.

    We cannot count it equally as 600+60+6, this would also bring us back to the start.

    We cannot count it as 600+600+600, or 60+60+60 because there are no zeroes in between or at the end of 666.

    The only logical option is 6+6+6=18.

    What is interesting is that the verse that reveals for us to count the number itself is verse 18 (there a total of 18 verses in Revelation Chapter 13), being the third verse out of the three verses that describe the mark of the beast in Revelation 13:16,17,18. What is 18 divided by 3? 6. So 3×6=18, or 6+6+6=18.

    Another interesting point is the only two other combinations (making a total of three possible combinations) for placing a “+” symbol in between 666 are:

    66+6=72 and 6+66=72.

    Add both 72’s together and you get 144.

    Why the number 144 is worth our attention is because the verse following Revelation 13:18 is the first time in the Bible where the 144,000 are being described in detail:

    “Then I looked, and behold, a Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His Father’s name written on their foreheads…” (Revelation 14:1).

    Now if you add up all three numbers from counting 666 by moving the “+” symbol around, it would be 72+72+18=162. What is compelling about the number 162, is, if you divide 144,000 by 162, you get 888. The name of Jesus in Greek gematria adds up to 888. The New Testament was originally written in the Greek language. Revelation 14:1 not only mentions the 144,000, but also the Lamb who is Jesus.

    Now what is interesting about the number for Jesus, 888, is that if you apply the same formula that was used to count 666, you get 8+8+8=24. Why the number 24? Revelation chapter 4 tells us there are 24 elders seated around the throne of God. This is the same throne where Jesus sits.

    Now if you take:




    you get 24+96+96=216.

    Take 144,000 divided by 216 and you get 666.

    Remember that this was the same exact formula we used to count the number 666 that ultimately brought forth the number 888.

    Here is a quick recap to demonstrate how this formula confirms itself as being the true way to count 666:

    1: 6+6+6=18 > 66+6=72 > 6+66=72 > 18+72+72=162

    2: 144,000 divided by 162=888

    3: 8+8+8=24 > 88+8=96 > 8+88=96 > 24+96+96=216

    4: 144,000 divided by 216=666

    1: 6+6+6=18 > 66+6=72…

    As you can see, it is perpetual. And remember that we consistently used a formula that worked in threes being the number that God uses for confirmation.

    So what could this mean? Well we know in this world we are identified by numbers in various forms. From our birth certificate to social security, as well as our drivers license; being identified based on a system of ruler ship. So it is possible that this RFID microchip will contain a new identification that has a total of 18 characters (6+6+6).

    “here the wisdom is, the one having the mind let him calculate the number of the wild beast, number for “of human” it is, and the number of it 666″ (Revelation 13:1, Greek Translation).

    The Greek word “anthrōpos” being used in verse 18 where it says “of human” is the Greek strongs concordance G444. The first two definitions of the word are “a human being, whether male or female”, and, “generically, to include all human individuals”. Could the number of the beast apply to all mankind?

    In the Greek (the New Testament was originally written in the Greek language), and other translations, you will notice the beast is described as an “it”, instead of “him”. The reason I’m making this point is because when a translation says “His number is 666”, this would imply a singular person, the Antichrist. But by saying “the number of it 666”, implies that it is of the beast system as a whole.

    We can know the number of the beast cannot be to identify products (like a new barcode) to buy or sell because scripture says we cannot buy or sell without the number of the beast. What am I getting at? There will be instances where you could buy something someone made themselves and it wouldn’t have a store branded identification on it. But for this number to be in our chips, that is where it must be to conclude ultimately that we cannot buy or sell without having the number of the beast. As previously mentioned in Revelation 13:18, the number of the beast (6+6+6=18) is a “human number”, definition “generically, to include all human individuals”.

    “Why did the Biden campaign choose 30330? 2020 divided by 666 = 3.0330 Who believes this to be a coincidence? October 2020 Isaiah 53:6 Someone said we are being whipsawed in 2020. Truly a great division is taking place between good and evil—both symbolically and literally (riots, unrest, politics). If you take the current year 2020 and divide it by the number 666 (known for its satanic implications) you will get the number 30330 (repeated). This number 30330 happens to be the number used to vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Freaky? Supernatural? Odd for sure. Whatever this means, it doesn’t seem good to me. First, why would anyone knowingly choose those particular numbers for their campaign? If they weren’t knowingly chosen, then it appears to be a supernatural act by the evil one himself and I would want to change those numbers ASAP. And if the numbers were chosen knowing their significance, are you satanic? Is this campaign satanic? Either way I do not believe this is a coincidence. And one thing is certain, 2020 is truly being divided by Satan. He is the master deceiver and spreader of chaos. Jesus calls him the father of lies.”

    So I looked up this number 30330 concerning Joe Biden, and I found this information:

    If you send a text to that number (at that time), you would get a response asking to support Joe’s campaign to take down Donald Trump, with one part in caps saying “CHIP IN >>” pointing to a link to go and donate.

    “CHIP IN”? Obama has used this phrase in the past on his twitter and people believe it is a subliminal message to receive the mark of the beast, that is to say the implantable RFID microCHIP that will go IN our body.

    Go to: http://voice-truth.org to see all the proof!

    Is your name written in the Lamb’s book of life? Jesus says that we must be born again to enter the kingdom of God in the Gospel of John chapter 3.

    “Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name” (Revelation 14:9-11).


    In the Islamic religion they have man called the Mahdi who is known as their messiah of whom they are waiting to take the stage. There are many testimonies from people online who believe this man will be Barack Obama who is to be the biblical Antichrist based off dreams they have received. I myself have had strange dreams about him like no other person. So much so that I decided to share this information.

    He came on stage claiming to be a Christian with no affiliation to the Muslim faith…

    “In our lives, Michelle and I have been strengthened by our Christian faith. But there have been times where my faith has been questioned — by people who don’t know me — or they’ve said that I adhere to a different religion, as if that were somehow a bad thing,” – Barack Obama

    …but was later revealed by his own family members that he indeed is a devout Muslim.

    So what’s in the name? The meaning of someones name can say a lot about a person. God throughout history has given names to people that have a specific meaning tied to their lives. How about the name Barack Obama? Let us take a look at what may be hiding beneath the surface…

    “And He (Jesus) said to them (His disciples), ‘I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven'” (Luke 10:18).

    In the Hebrew language we can uncover the meaning behind the name Barack Obama.

    Barack, also transliterated as Baraq, in Hebrew is: lightning

    baraq – Biblical definition:

    From Strongs H1299; lightning; by analogy a gleam; concretely a flashing sword: – bright, glitter (-ing, sword), lightning. (Strongs Hebrew word H1300 baraq baw-rawk’)

    Barak ‘O’bamah, The use of bamah is used to refer to the “heights” of Heaven.

    bamah – Biblical definition:

    From an unused root (meaning to be high); an elevation: – height, high place, wave. (Strongs Hebrew word H1116 bamah baw-maw’)

    The day following the election of Barack Obama (11/04/08), the winning pick 3 lotto numbers in Illinois (Obama’s home state) for 11/5/08 were 666.

    Obama was a U.S. senator for Illinois, and his zip code was 60606.

    The names of both of Obama’s daughters are Malia and Natasha. If we were to write those names backwards we would get “ailam ahsatan”. Now if we remove the letters that spell “Alah” (Allah being the God of Islam), we get “I am Satan”. Coincidence? I don’t think so.

    These are just a few of many evidences why Barack Obama is the Antichrist. You can see many more in my article on the website above, as well as read about the dreams I’ve had concerning this man. I’m more than convinced that God has shown me that he is without a doubt the Antichrist, and we will see him rise to power in the not so dinstant future.

    Jesus stands alone among the other religions who say to rightly weigh the scales of good and evil, and to make sure you have done more good than bad in this life. Is this how we conduct ourselves justly in a court of law? Bearing the image of God, is this how we project this image into our reality?

    Our good works cannot save us. If we step before a judge, being guilty of a crime, the judge will not judge us by the good that we have done, but rather the crimes we have committed. If we as fallen humanity, created in God’s image, pose this type of justice, how much more a perfect, righteous, and Holy God?

    God has brought down His moral law’s through the 10 commandments given to Moses at Mt. Sinai. These laws were not given so we may be justified, rather that we may see the need for a savior. They are the mirror of God’s character of what He has put in each and every one of us, with our conscious bearing witness that we know that it is wrong to steal, lie, dishonor our parents, and so forth.

    We can try and follow the moral laws of the 10 commandments, but we will never catch up to them to be justified before a Holy God. That same word of the law given to Moses became flesh over 2000 years ago in the body of Jesus Christ. He came to be our justification by fulfilling the law, living a sinless perfect life that only God could fulfill; even bringing the law to it’s truest light by stating, “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart” (Matthew 5:27-28).

    The gap between us and the law can never be reconciled by our own merit, but the arm of Jesus is stretched out by the grace and mercy of God. And if we are to grab on, through faith in Him, He will pull us up being the one to justify us. As in the court of law, if someone steps in and pays our fine, even though we are guilty, the judge can do what is legal and just and let us go free. That is what Jesus did almost 2000 years ago on the cross. It was a legal transaction being fulfilled in the spiritual realm by the shedding of His blood.

    Because God is Holy and just, the wrath that we deserve could not go unnoticed. Through the perfect righteousness and justice of God’s character, it must be dealt with, it must be quenched, it must be satisfied.

    For God takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked (Ezekiel 18:23). This is why in Isaiah chapter 53, where it speaks of the coming Messiah and His soul being a sacrifice for our sins, why it says it pleased God to crush His only begotten Son.

    This is because the wrath that we deserve was justified by being poured out upon His Son. If that wrath was poured out on us, we would all die and go to hell. God created a way of escape by pouring it out on His Son whose soul could not be left in Hades, but was raised to life on the third day and seated at the right hand of God in power.

    So now when we put on the Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 13:14), God no longer sees the person who deserves His wrath, but rather the glorious image of His perfect Son dwelling in us, justifying us as if we received the wrath we deserve, making a way of escape from the curse of death.

    Now what we must do is repent and put our trust and faith in the savior, confessing and forsaking our sins. This is not just a head knowledge of believing in Jesus, but rather receiving His words, taking them to heart, so that we may truly be transformed into the image of God. Where we no longer live to practice sin, but rather turn from our sins and practice righteousness through faith in Him.

    Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again'” (John 3:5-7).

    Come before the Lord with a contrite spirit, humble yourself, ask Him for His forgiveness, to receive the free gift of His salvation, to receive His Holy Spirit, so that you may be transformed into a new creature, into a child of the living God.

    There is a reason why the words of Jesus have been translated in to over 2000 languages, and nothing comes remotely close (the Quran just over 100), because there is a God in heaven who desires to have a relationship with you, to know Him through His word, as that is how we personally get to know anybody. There is a reason why it is the year 2021, because Jesus came to earth just over 2000 years ago fulfilling major prophecy causing a divide in our timeline.

    Jesus loves you! Seek Him while He may be found! We must repent and turn from practicing sin…for if we are not following Jesus, we are following the devil. There is no neatural ground. We are either living in the lie, or the truth. God bless you!

    • FM Tahiti

      This is absolutely batshit insane and I love it. To anyone reading this, don’t click on their link. Just enjoy reading from a distance what a psychotic break looks like.

      Best bit is the mental gymnastics involved in spelling names backwards to get hidden messages. Please, tell me more.