FRIDAY, AUGUST 31,
JESUS AND LONG
tch... tch... tch...
The world is in crisis, everything around us is
crumbling, and is about to go into tribulation spasms,
and ALL that
SOME RELIGIOUS FOOLS can think of is whether Jesus had
long hair or not.
WHAT FREAKIN' DIFFERENCE does
Are your sins ANY LESS PAID FOR because
His hair was long?
If so, YOU'RE NOT SAVED.
You need to REPENT, give Him your heart, and TRUST
HIM... long hair and all.
I can't believe the
number of religious idiots who are obsessed with this
He's God. He poured out His holy Blood, died for
our sins, rose from the dead, and promised to return.
WHAT DOES LONG OR
SHORT HAIR HAVE TO DO WITH ANYTHING?
But 1 Corinthians 11:14 says "does not your
inherent nature (common sense) teach you THAT IF A MAN
HAS LONG HAIR, IT IS A DISGRACE TO HIM"?
was Paul addressing his epistle to?
Among Gentiles, it's generally been THE CUSTOM
that women's hair should be long, while men's hair is
to be kept relatively short.
Therefore, TO THEIR
WAY OF THINKING, long hair in a man is generally
unacceptable and frowned on.
Paul's statement TO
GENTILES was merely reflecting Gentile CUSTOM. Had Paul
been talking to Jews HE WOULDN'T HAVE MADE SUCH
STATEMENT SINCE he was a scholar, well versed in and
thoroughly knowledgeable of, the Hebrew Scriptures.
Such CUSTOM is
NOT VALID among Jews.
And Jesus WAS Jewish.
Ever heard of a guy
He was dedicated
to God from
his mother's womb.
He NEVER CUT HIS HAIR IN
HIS ENTIRE LIFE!!! (Judges
It took an instrument of Satan
named Delilah to cut it while he slept, thereby
weakening him, blinding him, enslaving him and - talk
about disgrace - turning him into the laughing stock of
evil Philistines until he finally killed hundreds of
them and himself.
Ever heard of David's son
He wasn't dedicated to God, but he kept
his hair VERY LONG and would only cut it when it got
too heavy (2 Samuel 14:26).
Ever heard of the
It's mentioned in Genesis 49:26; Deuteronomy 33:16,
Judges 13:5; 16:17, and Numbers chapter 6 (almost the
So, you have ONE isolated
Scripture addressed to
a gentile congregation,
and I have SIX addressed to
CONSECRATED TO GOD from His mother's womb,
like Samson (Luke 1:31-35).
was a Nazarite.
Therefore, Jesus NEVER CUT his hair.
Therefore, Jesus HAD LONG
If you doubt it, look at THE BACK (dorsal
Image) on the Shroud of Turin.
You'll see that
His hair was so long that it was BRAIDED and hung down
his back about halfway between his shoulders and
What forger, in his right mind, would
have thought of THAT?
Here's what THE TORAH says
"During the entire period of
his vow of separation NO
RAZOR MAY BE USED ON HIS HEAD. He
must be holy until the period of his separation to the
LORD is over; HE MUST LET
THE HAIR OF HIS HEAD GROW
Those were God's DIRECT
INSTRUCTIONS to the Israelites that made such vow.
Those who HAVE A PROBLEM with Jesus' LONG HAIR,
should take it up with God, SINCE IT
WAS HE WHO COMMANDED IT.
By the way, the same hypocrites who insist that
Jesus couldn't have had long hair because of Paul's
statement to the gentiles at Corinth, have
NO PROBLEM WHATSOEVER, and NEVER WRITE ABOUT, women who
pray with their heads uncovered, which is ALSO
MENTIONED IN that same chapter.
Just goes to show WHAT TWO-FACED HYPOCRITES
If you're going to make A BIG ISSUE of
Jesus' long hair, based on that ONE Scripture, then why
not ALSO MAKE A BIG ISSUE about women covering their
Both are mentioned in that same chapter,
RIGHT AFTER THE OTHER.
Individuals who worry so
much about OUTER APPEARANCE, are TOTALLY
They're focused ONLY
ON THE OUTSIDE, while INSIDE their hearts ARE DECEIVED
AND CORRUPT (1
Like it or not, Jesus HAD LONG
DEAL WITH IT.
Jesus called His
disciples - ALL
His disciples -
to be "fishers of men" (Mark 1:17; Matthew 4:19).
His apostles and the Early Church did an EXEMPLARY
JOB of fishing SOULS and bringing them into the
They turned THE WHOLE WORLD - glory to
God - UPSIDE DOWN with the Gospel (Acts 17:6).
Then religion stepped in:
dogmas, a million don'ts, lust for power, greed,
corruption, manipulation, dictatorial control,
oppression, fake indulgences, compromise, doctrinal
error, timidity, lukewarmness...
All of which
brings us to the 21st Century Church which, for the
most part, is FULL OF WIMPS hanging on to Jesus by the
tip of their very fragile and brittle finger nails.
Thank God they're hanging on to Him, though.
Fortunately, our Salvation DOES NOT in any way
depend on what I'm about to say. But OTHER
PEOPLE'S Salvation DOES.
If you're NOT fishing for human souls not only
are you NOT following the Lord's example and
MISSING OUT on one of the greatest joys of BEING
"lived" UNTIL you experience what it's like to
bring EVEN ONE soul to SAVING KNOWLEDGE OF Jesus.
Someone who was headed straight for the pit of
hell, and -- ETERNAL THANKS TO JESUS, and
to you -- he
or she is now rerouted to heaven.
He or she now
has JESUS HIMSELF, through His Most Holy Spirit, LIVING
As for those who claim that Jesus didn't invite
people to receive Him, and that He just preached the
Gospel, and let people arrive at that decision all by
themselves, THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT THE HECK THEY'RE
In fact, by their very statement,
they show that THEY'RE NOT
VERY EFFECTIVE SOUL
WINNERS - if they've won any souls AT ALL.
2:14; Matthew 9:9).
To TWO DIFFERENT guys: "Follow
To the rich young ruler: "Go sell all
you have, give it to the poor, then COME
and FOLLOW ME" (Matthew
To EVERYONE: "COME
all you who are work-weary and heavy laden, and I WILL
GIVE YOU REST" (Matthew
He that COMES
I will in NO WAY cast out (John 6:37).
I am the
bread of life which came from heaven: WHOEVER
eats of this bread will live forever (John
God gave His only begotten Son that
WHOSOEVER BELIEVES ON Him shall
not perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16).
"In the last day, that great day of the feast (in
context, the Feast of Sukkot), Jesus stood and cried,
ANY MAN THIRST, LET HIM COME UNTO ME, AND DRINK.
HE THAT BELIEVETH
ON ME, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly
shall flow rivers
of living water.
But this he spoke of the Spirit, WHICH THEY THAT
BELIEVE ON HIM SHOULD
the Holy Spirit was not yet given; because that Jesus
was not yet glorified" (John 7:37-39).
sent His disciples two by two to preach the Kingdom of
God, or when He preached it Himself, what
were they preaching?
That Jesus MUST
ENTER their hearts and
establish His Kingdom INSIDE
10:1, 9; 17:21).
And that's just off the top of
Even in the Book of Revelation, He's
STILL INVITING people to receive Him:
Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: IF
ANY MAN HEAR MY VOICE, AND OPEN THE DOOR, I WILL COME
IN TO HIM, and
will eat with him, and he with me (Revelation 3:20).
"WHOSOEVER WILL" let
Him DRINK the
Water of Life FREELY (Revelation 22:17).
people to receive Jesus (1 Peter 1:9; 2:4).
did John (John
So did Paul (Romans
So did James, Andrew, Phillip,
Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, James son of Alpheus,
Jude, the other Simon, Mathias, Barnabas, James the
brother of Jesus, and the other Philip.
ALL THESE MEN GAVE THEIR LIVES, literally or
figuratively for the sake of Jesus, His Gospel, and the
Salvation of SOULS.
So, don't give me this crap
that Jesus DIDN'T invite people to receive Him. And
that we are ONLY to talk about Him, but
let them arrive to that decision ALL BY THEMSELVES. He
invited people CONSTANTLY, and He's STILL DOING IT:
Primarily through His born again followers.
may never have another chance to bring the Message of
Jesus to that particular individual. INVITE
THEM to receive our lovely Savior and,
if necessary, LEAD
THEM in a short, SIMPLE prayer to do so and "seal the
Explain that they MUST pray such prayer, FROM
When you go fishing, you don't just put
appealing bait on the hook, get the fish to bite, and
then leave it wriggling in the water; nor does the fish
come from water to LAND all by itself: YOU
REEL IT IN.
Same goes for souls.
Don't JUST tell
them how wonderful Jesus is.
Don't JUST tell
them that He loves them, died for their sins and rose
from the dead IN ORDER TO save them.
INVITE THEM to
WHAT IS JESUS
"The Kingdom of
Heaven is like
a merchant looking for fine pearls. When
he found ONE OF GREAT VALUE, he went away and SOLD
EVERYTHING HE HAD AND BOUGHT IT (Matthew
Jesus, there's a Pearl SO
it's worth EVERYTHING... EVERYTHING!!!
It's worth more
than all the gold and silver on
It's worth more
than all the jewels, diamonds and precious stones put
It's worth more
than all the stocks, bonds, dollars, pounds, rubles,
or whatever currency you use.
It's worth FAR
MORE than ALL THE TEMPORARY PLEASURES this
world has to offer: booze, drugs, sex, food, fame,
fortune, beauty, mansions, cars, airplanes, privileges,
comforts, and luxuries.
It's worth EVERY
THING you own. EVERY
It's worth your
VERY HEART and your
That most precious
He worth EVERY THING?
created and SUSTAINS everything.
Beauty and Perfection cannot
be expressed in mere words...
Love is UNCONDITIONAL.
It/He never ends and
Because in His
is FULLNESS OF JOY, and PLEASURES FOREVERMORE.
And BECAUSE He
gave EVERY THING for you...
Would you trade
some PASSING, MOMENTARY pleasure, convenience, or
commodity, for His
Suppose you got to
live to 100 and in good health, what
is THAT compared to ETERNITY?
WHAT would you give
The founder(s) of
you hold so dear?
What is Jesus worth
Would you give EVERYTHING for
Would you AT
Him YOUR HEART ?
RAPTURE OF ANIMALS
For years, we have
taught that land animals will go in the Rapture.
blesses and comforts many people who have beloved pets
and were frightened about them staying behind when the
comforting to those who have lost dear pets due to old
age, illness or some mishap, and who
miss them and want to see them again.
Leave it to some
opportunistic minds to exploit this fear and offer to
"take care of your pets" after the Rapture.
self-professed atheist who
hawks his services on the internet "assuring"
Christians that he'll still be here and he'll take care
of them, FOR A FEE, of course.
Needless to say
such fee is to be paid IN
It would be funny,
if it weren't for the fact that - EVEN IF YOUR PETS
DIDN'T GO - the
atheist would NOT be able to guarantee their care or
their safety, NO
MATTER HOW MUCH YOU PAY him, for the simple reason
won't be able to guarantee HIS OWN survival during the
But you can't
really blame the guy. If he's watched 10 minutes of
Kristian TV, HE
KNOWS how gullible Christians are and that they'll
believe - and throw money at -- ANYTHING (and
I do mean, ANY THING)
they see on TV or the internet.
After all, if
that slick preacher, who claims to believe in Jesus, is
taking advantage of them, why SHOULDN'T
who DOESN'T believe in God - join
the gravy train?
I'm also surprised
at the number of people who think it's their lofty
mission in life to "correct" our teaching.
Suppose for a
minute that it were wrong, so
Such teaching does
not contradict Scripture and has NOTHING to do with
one's Salvation, and it does provide comfort and quells
I mean, really,
even if I disagreed, I
wouldn't waste ANY time arguing with someone about
from "animals have no spirit". That's
a lie, the Bible says they do (Ecclesiastes
3:21) to (in the reader's prejudiced mind) "it doesn't
If we applied
human logic ALONE, the
Rapture itself is completely illogical. So, it
shouldn't happen either.
I can also argue
that when Noah and his family were taken into the ark
-- which is a type of the Rapture, where they were
saved, while everyone on earth perished-- there
were ONLY 8 humans inside, but
THOUSANDS of animals, either
in pairs or groups of 7.
Romans 8:21, which
we quote on the site, is VERY CLEAR:
creature itself ALSO shall
be delivered from the bondage of corruption into
the glorious liberty of the children of God".
proof, we point out that the Book of Revelation, which
describes the tribulation, speaks often and REPEATEDLY
and marine life (Revelation
7:1,3; 8:7-9; 9:4; 16:2-4; 19:17,21) BUT DOES
NOT MENTION ANY land
animals, UNTIL the very end of the tribulation (chapter
19) where it mentions ONLY
Doesn't that seem
a bit odd? Does God care more about GRASS than about
dogs, cats, cows, chickens, etc.?
I could also point
out that land animals were created on DAY SIX, just
like man (Genesis 1:24-31). So, they rank just
below man in
the Creation chain.
We posted that
teaching mainly to COMFORT those who worry about what's
to become of their pets once they leave.
teaching has NOTHING WHATSOEVER TO DO with one's
Salvation, we're really NOT INTERESTED in arguing or
splitting theological hairs about it.
All I can do is
present the BIBLICAL evidence.
If anyone -
DESPITE the evidence -- chooses to believe land animals
will still be here, that's their prerogative.
MONDAY, AUGUST 27,
WHY JESUS CAN'T BE
According to a
Jehovah's Witness I recently interacted with, Jesus
"CAN'T BE" God because Colossians
"He is the Image of the invisible
Isn't God ETERNAL? If so, HOW
could God BE BORN?
And doesn't this verse show that
Jesus was PART OF "God's creation",
hence making it IMPOSSIBLE for Him to be God?
Poor Jehovah's Witness!
As Jesus told the BLIND,
RELIGIOUS Sadducees of His day: "YOU
ERR, NOT KNOWING the Scriptures OR
the POWER OF GOD" (Matthew
BODY OF Jesus WAS "THE
firstborn OF ALL CREATION".
Haven't you read
that God "prepared
a body" for Himself to dwell in? (Hebrews
10:5; Psalm 40:6-12).
Haven't you read that the
Lamb was slain BEFORE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD (Revelation
The HUMAN part of
the FIRSTBORN OF ALL CREATION.
God is Spirit,
thus, INVISIBLE TO
HUMAN EYES (John 4:24).
That's WHY He
so HUMANS could see, feel, hear, touch and interact
1 Timothy 3:16 says, clear as
daylight, that "God
was made VISIBLE in the flesh".
The Spirit of Jesus is
ALWAYS BEEN GOD,
ALWAYS BE GOD (John
As such, His Spirit is ETERNAL.
That SAME VERSE, Colossians 1:15 STARTS OFF by
saying that Jesus IS THE
IMAGE OF the INVISIBLE God.
The VERY NEXT verse,
Colossians 1:16-17, CLEARLY SAYS IN REGARDS TO JESUS:
HIM ALL THINGS WERE CREATED:
HEAVEN AND ON EARTH, VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE, whether
thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; ALL THINGS
WERE CREATED BY HIM AND FOR HIM (INCLUDING HIS PHYSICAL
is before all things, and in Him all things hold
Really, JW's, YOU NEED TONS
"HELP" IN ORDER NOT
Jesus created ALL THINGS, visible and INVISIBLE, and they
ALL were created by Him and for Him - then
Jesus MUST - absolute MUST - be God.
From EVERLASTING TO EVERLASTING He
is God (Psalm
As if that statement WASN'T enough TO
PROVE His ETERNAL Deity, the VERY NEXT CHAPTER of
For in Him dwells ALL
THE FULLNESS OF the Deity PHYSICALLY (bodily)
The TRUE Christian faith was
introduced by Jesus and His apostles 2,000
The so-called Jehovah's Witnesses sect was
INVENTED, by a sinful, lying MORTAL, named Charles Taze
142 years ago.
Draw your own conclusions.
I have a suggestion
for ALL Jehovah's Witnesses (Serena
and Venus Williams included):
Receive Jesus into
your heart as
Lord, Savior and ONLY God, and
be BORN AGAIN of His ETERNAL Spirit.
DOUBT His Eternal Deity again.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 26,
Let me set
everyone's mind at ease:
SOCIETY" IS ABOUT TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD.
I don't care who
your favorite "conspirators" are: whether the Masons,
the Bilderbergers, the Illuminati, Opus Dei, the
Vatican, the Council on Foreign Relations, the
Trilateral Commission, the Rockefellers, Bohemian
Grove, Skull and Bones, NASA, FEMA, the White House,
President Obama, the Pope, the religion of Islam, a
combination of these, OR ANYONE ELSE.
How can we be SO
Because there ISN'T
ONE - NOT
verse in the entire Bible that teaches such thing.
If you can find ONE such
verse, please write me:
ARE NOTHING NEW. Different
versions of one or more of these groups "taking over
the world" have been circulating for the past 40 years.
A while back I
tried to reason with one of the fools who teach this
nonsense in his blog (read by about 8 people) passing
it off as "Bible prophecy" - mostly because he had
arbitrarily placed us on his mailing list and was
bombarding us with crap.
When I pointed out
that he was TEACHING A LIE, and that he COULDN'T
produce even ONE verse from the Bible to support his
you know what his reply was?
"I've seen your
YOU DO is quote the Bible".
He didn't even
realize WHAT A HUGE COMPLIMENT he was paying me,
because HE DIDN'T
INTEND IT AS a
He meant it as CRITICISM.
He was actually CRITICIZING me
for quoting THE
WORD OF GOD!!!
How the hell can anyone call
themselves "Christian" when THEY DON'T
BELIEVE THE BIBLE?
-- as I asked the imbecile in question -- HOW THE HELL
CAN HE CALL HIS TEACHING "BIBLE PROPHECY" WHEN --by his
own admission -- IT'S
NOT FOUND IN the
Still waiting for
I guess he was TOO
EMBARRASSED to reply, as he damned well SHOULD BE.
I've been teaching
AGAINST this lunacy for nearly a decade and we STILL
RECEIVE links and articles every week about some
idiotic conspiracy theory some ISOLATED LOON dreamed
And, what's even
more frustrating, is that most of these links and
articles DO NOT come from new readers, or even from new
Christians, BUT FROM THOSE WHO'VE BEEN CORRESPONDING
WITH US for a good while, WHO SHOULD KNOW MUCH BETTER.
What the heck is
wrong with some of you? Can't some of you guys READ???
You don't even
know 30% of this website's VERY BIBLICAL content, and
you're sending me THAT
All such emails
are instantly deleted. I'm not about to waste TWO
SECONDS on such Godless crap.
Whether you're a
new Christian or and "old" Christian, if you read
something that alarms you, and want to ask us about it,
please DO NOT send us a link to a website or blog and
expect us to READ THE ENTIRE SITE looking for the thing
Also, DO NOT send
us lengthy articles and expect us to read them.
YOU CHOSE TO
ROAM THE INTERNET LOOKING FOR SOME "NEW",
"EXHILARATING" JUNK TO ENTERTAIN YOUR ITCHING EYES AND
YOU READ THAT
MY EXPRESS ADVICE.
and YOU KNOW what it says, YOU
need to either sum it up into a BRIEF statement, or
copy and paste a SMALL excerpt from the article that
sums it up. Otherwise,
KEEP IT TO YOURSELF. We will simply IGNORE your
Any idiot can put
up a blog. Most blogs have VERY FEW (less than a dozen)
Yet there are
still some of you who are stupid enough to SEEK THAT
CRAP ON PURPOSE, then
"fall for it" JUST BECAUSE "it's on the internet".
Just like there
are some who believe ANYTHING they
see on TV.
Some of the most
and UNBIBLICAL DECEPTION I've ever heard has come from
Kristian blogs and Kristian TV.
Yes, this world is
going to hell in a handbasket.
Yes, this world
will soon be ruled by the Antichrist.
But it won't
be because of
any "secret society" or giant "conspiracy" to establish
a "New World Order".
I don't care if there are 10,000
secret societies plotting a takeover.
It will happen because
God - not some "secret society" -- has ORDAINED
It will happen because
God - not some "secret society" --
sends terrible judgments, then allows Satan to bring
the Antichrist out of the pit.
It will happen BECAUSE
GOD SAID IT.
It will happen BECAUSE
GOD IS IN CONTROL.
It will happen BECAUSE
Every once in a
while, some self-righteous religionist makes it his
lofty mission in life to criticize the "model" prayer
we have for those who want to receive Jesus.
Not because they
care for lost souls - in fact, I guarantee they've
never won a single soul to Jesus in their entire lives -
but because they're
not happy UNLESS they're criticizing someone,
particularly someone who does SERVE the Lord.
self-righteously accuse us of using "magical" words,
arguing that if
God doesn't give the faith, the prayer won't have any
I know of no other ministry that
emphasizes the grace of God more than this one. We
WHOLE WEBPAGE devoted to that topic.
not the whole story. Here's where they are wrong:
is A GIFT, from beginning to end. Yes,
it's a gift of God's Grace. Yes, even
the faith to believe is a gift from God.
However, God can give us ALL THE FAITH IN THE
WORLD, and if
an individual doesn't exercise his or her free will and
MAKES THE DECISION TO receive Jesus into his/her heart,
THEY'RE NOT SAVED.
They MUST RECEIVE
Jesus INTO THEIR HEARTS.
They MUST CONFESS
Him with their mouths [Romans 10:9].
It's God who came up
with the "formula", not me.
So, unless a person makes a decision of his/her own
free will, and tells Jesus something SIMILAR to the
model we provide, from their hearts, THEY'RE NOT SAVED.
Do they have to recite the words verbatim? Of
Only a religious moron would think that.
The words serve
only as a guide.
Matter of fact, we have about 5
different versions of the "sinner's prayer" throughout
There's nothing magical about the words
themselves. But the
Scriptures are clear that Jesus must be RECEIVED
(invited in), and confessed (John
Critics have reached me too late because
I was once a VERY religious person, who had religion
and dogma coming out my nose. I BELIEVED in Jesus, I
LOVED Jesus, I believed He is God. I believed He died
for my sins and rose from the dead. Yet
I was NOT saved,
I did NOT experience the New Birth UNTIL I SAID, FROM
MY HEART, words VERY SIMILAR TO THOSE PROVIDED ON THE
WEBSITE'S "MODEL PRAYER".
If I hadn't heard the Gospel of Grace, and several
different versions of that "model prayer" from three
different Baptist preachers, I
probably wouldn't be saved today.
not accusing religionists who get to decide who is
really saved and who isn't. ONLY
GOD gets to determine that.
Providing a "model
TOTALLY scriptural. Jesus
provided a model prayer for the disciples [Matthew
The same double-standard hypocrites, who
criticize our "model" prayer, have
NO PROBLEMS WHATSOEVER reciting the Lord's Prayer.
Is there anything
wrong with reciting,
or following the pattern of that "model prayer"? No.
Is there anything
about saying "Our Father, who are in heaven, hallowed
be your Name"? No.
ANY words we utter, that
DO NOT come from the heart, are "idle words", empty
words that mean nothing.
it work, IF
you say it FROM YOUR HEART? Yes!!!
same can be said about the so-called "sinner's prayer".
Those who have
problems with "model prayers" should take the matter up
with Jesus. I didn't invent the concept. He did.
I prayed such prayer many years ago. I'm
ETERNALLY GLAD I did.
If you HAVEN'T,
FROM YOUR HEART.
It's a decision
you'll NEVER regret.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 24,
NOT SO FAST
Ever since I came
to faith in Christ and was taught the concept of the
Rapture, I had always believed the conventional
teaching that we disappear in the twinkling of an eye,
and IMMEDIATELY appear in heaven before Christ.
After all, to be
absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.
A closer look at
Scripture reveals something slightly different, but
quite important in order for eschatology, and the
timing of the Rapture itself, to make sense.
To be absent from
the body is to be PRESENT WITH the Lord IN
our SOULS (will, mind, emotions) the process is
Why ? Because our
spirits function at the speed of Light.
God is Spirit
(John 4:24), God is Light (1 John 1:5).
Our SOULS still
function at the speed of SOUND,
and must be gradually adapted to and, literally,
brought up to speed, UNTIL
THEY ARE FULLY RESTORED TO LIGHT SPEED.
Our human minds
presently use only
about 8-10% of their potential.
When they are RESTORED to the speed of light, at which
they functioned BEFORE man sinned and God's glory
will function at 100% capacity.
That, in turn,
ENTIRE NEW WORLDS OF PERCEPTION, INFORMATION AND
MEMORIES WILL OPEN UP TO US.
The actual Rapture
(our being caught up) takes
place INSTANTLY when
the 6th Seal is opened in Revelation 6:12.
is a brief transition period --
which I'm told is quite glorious - between
our departure from earth and our appearing before God's
Throne in glorified bodies.
This is proven by
the fact that BEFORE we appear as that "great multitude
that no one could number", the sealing of the 144,000
takes place on earth.
is quite clear:
"And I saw another
angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the
living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four
angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the
Saying, Hurt not
the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, UNTIL
we have sealed the servants of our God on their
It's 7 VERSES LATER,
in that same chapter (Revelation 7:9), AFTER the
144,000 are sealed on their foreheads, that
the Church appears before God's Throne in glorified bodies.
So, there is
CROSSOVER PERIOD of progressive transformation which
takes place from our PHYSICAL transformation (Rapture)
to our FULL SOUL transformation, that takes place
BETWEEN OUR LEAVING and our ARRIVING.
WHICH WAY will you
Jesus opens the 6th seal?
Will you be taken to
will you be LEFT here on earth?
ENSURE going to heaven is by
inviting Jesus into your heart and MAKING HIM THE Lord
of your life.
If you'd like to
do that now, write us, or click on the link below.
BEGINNING AND THE
popular belief, the Hebrew calendar DOES NOT begin on
Repeat: The Hebrew
calendar DOES NOT BEGIN on Tishri 1.
Jews can refer to
Tishri 1 as "Rosh Hashanah" (head of the year) all they
want, but such
concept is NOT biblical.
The ONLY time the
term "Rosh Hashanah" is found in the Bible (Ezekiel
40:1 it refers to THE TRUE, and God- appointed
beginning of the year which is Aviv 1.
In the torah, God
made it crystal clear WHEN the Hebrew calendar begins
by giving this EXPRESS ORDER:
(meaning Aviv, the month in which they came out of
Egypt and celebrated the first Passover) SHALL
BE UNTO YOU THE BEGINNING OF MONTHS: it shall be THE
FIRST MONTH OF THE YEAR to you"
The CUSTOM of
calling Tishri 1 "Rosh Hashanah" began in Babylonian
It was also during
the captivity that Jews began calling months BY
THEIR BABYLONIAN NAMES (Nisan,
Iyyar, Sivan, Tammuz, Av, Elul, Tishri, Heshvan,
Kislev, Tevet, Shevat, and Adar).
Babylonian captivity they called months BY
Aviv was ALWAYS
the FIRST month,
was ALWAYS the SEVENTH month.
Aviv (aka Nisan)
is called "Aviv" in Hebrew because it refers to the
state of ripeness of the barley harvest which always
takes place during that month.
When the barley
reaches that state, it is said that the barley is
To be fair, I USED
TO believe, like everyone else, that Rosh Hashanah was
the beginning of the "civil" year and Aviv the
beginning of the "religious" year.
research and study, I've come to the realization that God
NEVER ORDAINED a "religious" year and a "civil" year.
ACQUIRED HABIT or CUSTOM, but NEVER was it ordained by
Such custom, in
fact, was acquired BY SLAVES (Babylonian captives).
When God FREED Israelites from Egyptian bondage, they
ONLY called the months by their number, as God
WHY is any of this
Because as I've
shared with you often: your
opinion, my opinion, and everyone else's opinion,
The ONLY opinion
that matters is God's.
He told us
EXPLICITLY when the year begins, that it begins on Aviv
1 and, as
far as He is concerned, ONLY HIS WORD COUNTS.
enough, as it is, to sort through the maze of prophetic
error and misinformation that abounds.
Seven is used as
the number of completion throughout the Bible.
Everything ENDS at 7.
It's NO COINCIDENCE,
therefore, that God ordained all His Feasts -- except
Pentecost -- in the FIRST month (Aviv) and the SEVENTH
As far as God is
concerned, EVERYTHING BEGINS in Aviv (spring) and ENDS
in the SEVENTH month in the fall.
"We have A
MORE SURE Word of Prophecy;
TO WHICH YOU DO WELL TO
TAKE HEED, as
unto a light that shines in a dark place, UNTIL
THE DAY DAWNS,
and the Day Star arises
in your hearts"
(2 Peter 1:19).
God gave us His
SURE THAN EVEN HIS AUDIBLE VOICE,
Word of Prophecy.
He said we are to HEED
IT (PAY CAREFUL ATTENTION TO IT) until
Jesus, the Day Star, the Living Word, the fulfillment
of ALL Prophecy, ARISES
IN OUR HEARTS (raptures
And WHERE is
His bored, bloated, fickle Body LOOKING FOR ANSWERS?
They will listen
TO EVERY IDIOT in the religious blogosphere.
They will RUN WITH
every fanciful theory any nitwit dreams up - no
But never take AN
HONEST, CAREFUL, UNBIASED look at God's written Word.
In the VERY FEW
they even deign to use Scripture,
they invariably TWIST IT, ADD TO IT, and TAKE IT OUT OF
suit their own religious whims and agenda.
A couple cases in
Several weeks ago
this rumor started to spread that the late Rabbi
Yitzhak Kaduri had "predicted the Rapture" to take
place this year (5772) in the month of Av.
The rumor was
based on what someone CLAIMS he
of the rabbi's disciples say he
heard Kaduri say on
his death bed.
NOT ONE SHRED of
"hard evidence" was provided,
but that DIDN'T STOP prophecy forum junkies from
IMMEDIATELY JUMPING ON THE BANDWAGON.
For the record, Av
5772 is now HISTORY. IT'S
I didn't see ANY
Rapture, did you?
As I pointed out
in a recent message, there's
NO WAY the rabbi would have predicted the Rapture,
since THE VERY CONCEPT OF the Rapture IS FOREIGN TO
supposed to be looking TO
THE LIVING GOD (Jesus) FOR ANSWERS, NOT
TO A DEAD RABBI.
Of course, there
will be no apologies from those who spread that
baseless rumor, and no retractions.
But don't despair,
forum ADDICTS. Just give ‘em a few days.
I'm sure they'll
come up with YET ANOTHER prophetic ruse to tickle your
fickle hearts and ears soon enough.
Elenin: The infamous "Doomsday comet" that was supposed
to crash against the earth last fall and trigger the
The comet NO LONGER
EXISTS, as it BROKE APART AND DISINTEGRATED 10 MONTHS
THAT DIDN'T STOP prophecy
liars from keeping it alive.
There are still OVER
THREE MILLION websites,
and THOUSANDS UPON THOUSANDS OF YOUTUBE VIDEOS offering
all sorts or weird speculative scenarios as to what
this now DEFUNCT, NON-EXISTENT comet will do.
They even dreamed
up a NASA-government conspiracy to make us believe the
comet had broken apart, in order to KEEP the comet's
threat "a secret".
And if you believe
any of that, YOU'RE CLOSE TO MENTAL RETARDATION.
NONE of this
HAREBRAINED BUFFOONERY has won ONE soul
If anything it's
ALIENATED (no pun intended) unbelievers who read stuff
like that, RIDICULE IT (rightly so), then
lump all Christians together into one giant, MINDLESS,
It plays right
into the world's stereotype that
ONE MUST BE REALLY STUPID in
order to be Christian.
All it does is
provide cheap, foolish "entertainment" for
self-absorbed religious cretins WHO HAVE NOTHING BETTER
TO DO WITH THEIR SORRY LIVES AND TIME.
Like it or not, the
Church WILL come face to face with Jesus very soon, not
because of any idiotic IMAGINED threat, but because
God's Word points to it.
better start inventing whatever "excuse" they plan on
giving Jesus FOR SQUANDERING THEIR TIME AND ENERGY ON
SUCH UNFRUITFUL PURSUITS, instead
of doing what He commanded:
"GO YE INTO INTO ALL
THE WORLD AND PREACH
THE GOSPEL"!!! (Mark
Just when Christ's
Body should be MORE
FOCUSED THAN EVER ON PERSONAL EVANGELISM, they're
focused ON ANYTHING
WHERE ARE YOU
God stepped into
history, in human form, 2,000 years ago. His
intervention in human affairs changed history, and
changed millions of people. But
HAS IT CHANGED YOU?
When Jesus reached
33 years of age, He died on a cross for our sins, then
rose from the dead, so
that EVERYONE, AND I DO MEAN, EVERYONE,
would spend eternity with Him.
There is no sin,
ever committed, regardless of how atrocious it may be,
that Jesus DIDN'T pay for... IN FULL.
EVERY SINGLE HUMAN
BEING ON EARTH IS
SAVED THRU JESUS CHRIST:
THRU HIS LIFE, His Blood, DEATH, BURIAL AND
EVERY SINGLE HUMAN
BEING ON EARTH HAS ACCESS TO GOD THRU Jesus.
THE ONLY WAY you
can be lost for eternity is
by REJECTING Him and what He did on your behalf.
NOT receiving Him IS
who will spend eternity without Him, will do so BY
"God IS NOT WILLING
that ANY should perish,
but that ALL should come to repentance" (2 Peter 3:9).
He paid the awful
SO THAT NO
ONE THING Jesus won't do is
FORCE YOU to receive Him.
You have to do
You, and ONLY YOU,
can make that choice:
To receive Jesus, or
NOT to receive
Anyone who ends up
in the lake of fire, will end up there BECAUSE
THEY CHOSE TO.
God doesn't want
you there. Jesus doesn't want you there. I don't want
ONE WAY to the Father and
His Name is Jesus.
If you want
HAVE TO go
It's up to you: Where
do you want to go ?
MONDAY, AUGUST 20,
IN THE LION'S DEN
Are you going thru
some sort of trial? Do
you feel like you've been backed
into a corner? Or,
into a dungeon, surrounded by hungry lions salivating
to eat your flesh and gnaw your bones?
If so, I have a word of encouragement for you:
Satan loves to impersonate a lion.
But nowhere, repeat NOWHERE,
does the Bible say he
lion. He may roar like
one, he may be fierce as
a lion, but a
lion he's not (1
Never has been. Never will be.
But even if he were a lion, our
Jesus has shut the mouths of REAL lions.
And, believe you me, I know whereof I speak.
Please hear this word from the Spirit: God may have
allowed you to be pushed to the edge of the Red Sea, He
may have allowed them to put you in a dungeon, but He
won't allow anyone to devour you.
Whatever "lions" may be circling around you
today, whether it's the lion of foreclosure, the lion
of debt, the lion of finances, the lion of
unemployment, the lion of divorce, the lion of
infidelity, the lion of betrayal, the lion of
sickness... or any other kind... GOD
WILL NOT ALLOW THE LIONS TO DEVOUR YOU (Daniel
God is faithful and
- if you've invited Jesus into your heart, and RECEIVED
Him as Lord, Savior and God -- YOU
ARE HIS CHILD.
If you HAVEN'T,
stop procrastinating and RECEIVE
You will make it thru, and like the prophet
will emerge from the lion's den victorious and whole.
God's light will arise and shine on you (Isaiah
If you're in Christ, this
trial is not to destroy you, but to refine you, so
you can be made glorious.
Satan can send as
make FAKE LIONS your way as he wants, but THE
REAL LION IS THE ONE WHO LIVES IN US (Revelation
5:5; 1 John 4:4).
Jesus WILL DEVOUR EVERY
IMPOSTOR LION the
devil sends your way.
After all is said and
only flesh THE LIONS will feast on is that of your
Take courage, my
brother, my sister. Be
strong in the Lord, and in His mighty power. Stand
His precious promises. Don't
give an inch.
JESUS WITH ALL YOUR HEART, NO
MATTER WHAT CIRCUMSTANCES
AROUND YOU MAY
Be assured that, after all is said and done, VICTORY
SUNDAY, AUGUST 19,
LEAVING HIS MARK
If God is clear
about ANYTHING in His Word, it's
concerning the "mark of the beast" and the consequences
of accepting it.
Yet self anointed
"prophecy experts" have made a royal mess out of it.
There's a very
prominent Evangelical brother who, unfortunately, has
taught for years that the mark on the forehead
represents "our thoughts" and that the mark on the hand
symbolizes "our actions".
WHERE THE HECK he
got that idea, beats the heck out of me. But I can
assure you he
didn't get from the Bible.
Beware of those who
capriciously try to "interpret", allegorize,
spiritualize or over intellectualize the Word of God.
God's Word is
to be taken LITERALLY, unless
UNREAL SYMBOLISM is involved [e.g.,
"a beast with 7 heads and 10 horns"]. When
interpretation is required, THE BIBLE USUALLY GIVES IT
TO US, AND TELLS US WHAT THE CORRECT INTERPRETATION IS.
I love the brother
in question, and appreciate his contributions in OTHER
areas, but prophecy is not his strong suit.
In the unlikely
and most unfortunate event that any of you, or any of
your loved ones [God forbid] should ever face that
want EVERYONE TO GET THIS:
talks about A LITERAL, VISIBLE MARK in a person's right
hand or forehead.
makes it crystal clear that NO
ONE will be able to buy or sell,
or carry on any transaction, WITHOUT that VISIBLE mark
in the hand or forehead.
that those who TAKE THE MARK will be FOREVER DAMNED. No
How, then, can it
possibly refer to our thoughts or actions?
We've ALL had
impure thoughts and behaved badly. If God were to damn
us based on our thoughts or actions NO ONE, and I mean,
NO ONE would be saved... EVER.
someone please explain to me HOW SOMEONE ELSE can READ
HOW, then, can the
buying and selling be
CONTINGENT ON what
people are thinking?
That DOESN'T EVEN
And if the hand
referred to our "actions", how the heck can ANY
government, regardless of how intrusive, KEEP TRACK OF ALL OUR
ACTIONS, and make our purchases or sales contingent on
That's just as nonsensical as that stupid
teaching that the mark will be FORCED worship of God on
Sunday. Give me a break! That same chapter says the
ONLY worship allowed
while the mark is imposed is
that of Satan and the Antichrist (Revelation
Worship of the ONE, TRUE God simply WON'T
BE ALLOWED ON ANY DAY.
The Greek word for
"mark" is charagma which
UNDISPUTEDLY means a
scratch or etching.
People will be
FORCED to take A
LITERAL, VISIBLE MARK on the forehead or right hand.
Those who refuse it, will be put to death.
Contrary to what you've heard or read, the
mark will NOT BE a uniform system.
Revelation 13:17 says in some cases it will be a mark,
in others the NAME of Antichrist [Alexander], and in
still others THE NUMBER of his name which is 666.
will be AT LEAST THREE different versions of it.
That mark may be "666" in Arabic numbers, it
may take the form of a bar code equivalent to it, it
may be the symbols in Greek that express 666 (chi xi
stigma or χξς), or it may be the actual NAME OF
Antichrist (Alexander, Alexandros, or Megas
Will it be a
under the skin? In some cases, perhaps.
Although we cannot
totally rule out that possibility, it
will depend largely on the technology that's available
in a given area.
Remember, by the time this happens, the world that you
and I know today will be a distant memory. It will be
There won't be a
banking system or stock market. So, don't think for a
moment it will be "business as usual".
Last, but not
about the "cashless society" myth.
There isn't A SINGLE VERSE in the Bible that says
currency will become obsolete. That
is SHEER, STUPID, religious FABRICATION.
People will have
to ADAPT to the dire, unusual conditions and may accept
money, jewelry, gold, silver, other personal property,
services, barter, or Lord knows what, in exchange for
goods or services.
THOSE WHO TAKE THE
ANY FORM will
Even if rejecting
it means BEING PUT TO DEATH, it will be well worth it.
Physical death is
only temporary. ETERNAL LIFE IS ETERNAL.
HOW DO I KNOW I'M
If you sincerely
invite Jesus Christ to enter your heart, and receive
Him as your only Lord, Savior and God, His Word ASSURES
YOU that He WILL ENTER and SAVE YOU.
The moment He
enters YOUR HEART, you are SAVED.
"To ALL who received
to them gave He power to
become the sons of God" [John
We don't need to
beg or make incessant pleas.
continually standing at the door and knocking. If
ANYONE opens the door of their heart, He
WILL come in [Revelation
But you don't
MUCH I've sinned.
You don't know HOW
OFTEN I've sinned.
You don't know the
AWFUL sins I've committed.
Are you SURE He will
comes to me",
Jesus said, "I
will IN NO WAY reject"[John
GENUINELY receive Him WILL REMEMBER
Not necessarily the date, but THE
MOMENT they gave Him their heart.
Those who do, EXPERIENCE
a change ON THE INSIDE.
Eventually, it will manifest outwardly in the way
we act, but IT
Something INSIDE YOU
Deuteronomy 10:16; 30:6 and Romans 2:29 refer to
such change as "circumcision
OF THE HEART".
Jesus referred to it in John 3:3-5 as
being "born again" or
"born from above".
Peter also referred to it as being
Peter 1:3, 23).
Some people notice
the change instantly. For others, it takes some time.
But the change takes place nonetheless.
own experience, I distinctly remember THE MOMENT many
years ago, when I invited Jesus to penetrate my heart.
notice any change immediately, but about three months
later, all of a sudden I realized that I wasn't my "old
me had changed. I couldn't quite put my finger on what
that "something" was, but
I knew I wasn't quite the same person as before.
Of course, now I
know it was MY HEART THAT CHANGED.
You may not
always ACT on
the OUTSIDE in
line with the NEW PERSON you are ON
But if you
received Christ into your heart, you
will, AT SOME POINT, become CONSCIOUS OF that inner
His Spirit in us
is what changes us.
His Spirit in us is
what MAKES US saved [Romans
It's impossible to
have His Spirit in you and not experience His Presence
at some point.
If the Holy
IN YOUR HEART, you're saved.
That's HOW you
FRIDAY, AUGUST 17,
DEATH OF RELIGION
Religion's dead to
Funny thing, how
so many people want to cling to
a dead thing, as though it were alive.
Funny thing, how
so many people -- including so-called "Christians" -- want
to pin their hopes on something defunct and corrupt.
ALL religion is
Fear causes death
and torment [1
ALL religion is
religion CONTAINS ERROR.
NO RELIGION can save.
ONLY JESUS, LIVING
in a person's heart, saves us.
Religion is dead,
Jesus is ALIVE.
been dead, but deceived
men are hell-bent on saying it's alive.
religion by placing it ABOVE
Those who love
religion are headed for a RUDE SHOCK and great
SOON, their lies will be forever silenced.
SOON, religion will be exposed for what it really is: A
It will be
officially, ONCE AND FOR ALL, PRONOUNCED
That's one funeral
I look forward to attending.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 16,
WHY DO YOU CALL ME
I love Jesus, I
love Jesus, I love Jesus...
He could SEE
right through the
DIM VEIL OF religious pretense, cut to the chase, and
hit people right between the eyes with incontrovertible
Truly, as John so clearly said, "He
KNEW what was in man" (John
We have a beautiful example of this in
the Gospel of Mark 10:17-22 where a rich young man goes
up to Jesus, falls on his knees before Him and asks
"GOOD TEACHER, what MUST I
inherit eternal life"?
NOT only did Jesus answer
his question brilliantly, He PREEMPTED this young man's
self-righteousness as well as the idolatry in his
Jesus KNEW IN ADVANCE that the young man
would CLAIM to have KEPT ALL the 10 Commandments (Mark
Jesus, of course, KNEW BETTER.
fact, by telling the young man that "he lacked ONE
was to SELL EVERYTHING, GIVE IT TO THE POOR AND FOLLOW
HIM, He was clearly showing that the
young man was VIOLATING THE VERY FIRST COMMANDMENT by
having "other gods" before Him.
In HIS PARTICULAR CASE, it was the
"god of wealth".
That this is TRUE was proven by the fact the
rich young ruler went
He NEVER EXPECTED Jesus to answer that way.
He expected Jesus to COMMEND
him for his religious zeal, pat
him on the back for ALLEGEDLY "keeping" all the
he had EARNED eternal
He wanted to EARN his salvation through
HIS OWN DEEDS.
Hence, his question "WHAT MUST I
Jesus told him FORGET
"WHY do you call me
GOOD - EXCEPT
God ALONE" (Mark
Oh, that people of
ALL RELIGIONS - including "Christian" religions - would
understand THAT GREAT TRUTH!
NO ONE IS GOOD, EXCEPT
There's no GOODNESS, NO RIGHTEOUSNESS, ANYWHERE, except
That's WHY it's
try to gain salvation through
That's WHY it's
try to gain salvation - as this young man wanted - through
That's WHY it's
try to gain salvation through keeping the law (torah).
That's WHY it's
try to gain salvation though "commandment keeping".
That's WHY it's
try to gain salvation through "good works" or through
NOT DOING "BAD works".
That's WHY it's
try to gain salvation through 24-hour Sabbath keeping.
That's WHY it's
try to gain salvation through ANYTHING OR ANYONE --
OTHER THAN -- God Himself.
That's WHY Jesus
ONLY WAY of
Not ONE of
the "ways", but THE
Because JESUS IS
Because there is NO
GOODNESS but His!!!
That's why THE
ONLY WAY TO BE SAVED IS TO GET JESUS AND HIS GOODNESS
Jesus was telling the young man UP FRONT:
"Baloney! You CLAIM to
have kept all the Commandments, but
I know your heart, and you're
breaking THE VERY FIRST commandment right now. Your god
is wealth and you prefer wealth OVER me.
Eternal Life is
A GIFT that
I freely bestow on those who TRUST ME.
YOU CAN DO to
merit eternal life. NOTHING!!!
Despite you guys claiming to follow the law and all
the alleged "commandment keeping",
THERE ARE NONE
EVEN ONE! (Psalm
ONLY GOD IS
That's why ONLY
JESUS (God Himself) IS "GOOD ENOUGH" TO SAVE US.
We're raptured NOT
"SO GOOD" that we "deserve it"...
We're saved NOT
But BECAUSE GOD
"WORTHY" TO ESCAPE
Luke 21:36 offers
ONE OF THE MOST UNFORTUNATE and MISLEADING translations
of Jesus' words found in the New Testament.
This is how it
reads in the KJV and several other English
and pray always, THAT YOU MAY BE ACCOUNTED WORTHY TO
ESCAPE all these things that shall come to pass, and to
stand before the Son of man".
See that? It says
that, in order to go in the Rapture, and escape the
tribulation, we must be found "worthy".
This is the ONE
verse that legalists FRANTICALLY CLING TO in order to
"prove" that going in the Rapture DEPENDS ON our
conduct and our own merit.
WHAT, you may be
wondering, is wrong with this passage?
The words "ACCOUNTED
WORTHY" are NOWHERE FOUND IN the original Greek text.
Repeat: The words
NOWHERE FOUND IN the
original Greek text.
Wait a second,
Martel, are you telling me that
someone ADDED to Jesus' words?
I'm also telling
you that THEY
FLAT-OUT CHANGED what Jesus SAID to
accommodate their religious bias.
The Greek word
ERRONEOUSLY translated as "accounted worthy" is katischuo. It
means "TO HAVE STRENGTH", or to "HAVE POWER".
It has NOTHING,
do with "worthiness".
It comes from two
Greek words, kata,
meaning "down" or "under" and ischuo which
HAVE STRENGTH or POWER".
So, what this
passage ACTUALLY AND LITERALLY SAYS is:
and pray always, THAT
YOU MAY HAVE THE STRENGTH OR POWER DOWN UNDER (in your
which is presently in our stomachs, John 7:38) TO
ESCAPE all these things that shall come to pass, and to
the Son of man".
Jesus IS the
POWER OF God (1 Corinthians 1:24).
This verse is
telling us, IN ESSENCE, THE SAME AS Matthew 25:1-12, that
ONLY THOSE WHO HAVE Jesus in their hearts and His
ANOINTING (oil) or Spirit are going into the marriage
feast, or will be raptured.
It has NOTHING,
ZERO, to do with "being worthy" of ANYTHING.
In fact the Greek
word for "worthy" aksiosis
NOWHERE found in this passage.
But don't you
teach that the Bible is the INERRANT Word of God?
The Bible, AS IT WAS
ORIGINALLY WRITTEN by
Jesus' apostles and prophets, is
TRANSLATIONS of what
they wrote into modern languages, like English, ARE NOT
ALWAYS error free,
as I've pointed out on many occasions.
As I've told you
repeatedly, the earliest translations of the New
Testament into English took place in the 14th century, some
1,200 years AFTER it
was originally written.
By then, A LOT HAD
HAPPENED in Christendom.
The Early Church
unbiblical doctrines had crept into the Church.
Eschatology had changed.
The translators -
even if we give them the benefit of the doubt - that
they all MEANT WELL and tried to do the best and most
accurate rendering of each passage, WERE HUMAN.
As humans, they
COULD NOT HELP being influenced - consciously or
subconsciously - by some of the garbage being taught
such as "salvation through works" or, worse, that you
could BUY your salvation by purchasing hierarchical
works or through purchase would, indeed, be based ON
Only ONE TINY
SUCH THING IS TAUGHT IN THE BIBLE, Old or New
That's why if you
ever read something in whatever translation of the
Bible you use that doesn't seem kosher, and doesn't
line up with true, orthodox Christian doctrine, CHECK
IT OUT IN THE ORIGINAL Hebrew or Greek.
We can TRUST God to
ALWAYS tell the Truth.
trust mortals to
WEALTH FROM WHERE
END SHALL BE at THE TIME APPOINTED.
Then shall he RETURN into his land WITH
and his heart shall be against the holy covenant"...
(Daniel 11:27, 28)
No, this isn't some
"give to get" prosperity message.
The above portion
of Daniel chapter 11 says that Alexander, the
return to his land (Greece) with "great riches".
current economic situation is any indication, those
riches will be BADLY NEEDED.
Not to mention
that, when Alexander returns, the world will be steeped
in economic collapse and chaos.
This is A
CORRECTION TO a
message I did on this topic almost two months ago (June
At the time I said
"WHERE he gets those riches, we're
Actually, WE ARE
TOLD. I just didn't know it back then.
Later in that same
11:42-43 PLAINLY STATES:
"He shall stretch
forth his hand also upon the countries: and the
land of Egypt shall not escape. But HE
SHALL HAVE POWER OVER THE TREASURES OF GOLD AND OF
SILVER, AND OVER ALL THE PRECIOUS THINGS OF Egypt"...
So, it's clear
that he will get at least a large chunk of that wealth from
petroleum and natural gas in addition to priceless
archeological artifacts including gold and silver.
So, the former
leader of the so-called Muslim Brotherhood and newly
elected President of Egypt, Mohammed Morsi,
will have his hands full --
to say the least -- and
his tenure will be brief.
It's also QUITE
LIKELY that Alexander was BURIED WITH great wealth,
which he will bring with him or recover when he is
resurrected, since it
was THE CUSTOM in ancient times for pharaohs, kings and
emperors to be buried with vast treasure.
Even in Israel, Josephus tells of Herod
pillaging the wealth buried in the tomb of King David
in order to pay off the Romans.
In his previous
sojourn, Alexander conquered SUPER-RICH Persia (modern
It's well known fact of history that
Darius tried to buy him off and reach virtual détente
by offering Alexander 10,000 talents of fine gold plus
all the territories west of the Euphrates, in exchange
for his returning to Greece and leaving the rest of the
empire to Darius.
With gold currently going for
$1,600+ per ounce, that would be the equivalent of TWO
to THREE BILLION DOLLARS in today's economy.
Alexander always knew his life would be short
(33 years old, same age as Jesus when He died and
rose). So, he probably prepared well in advance.
Who knows what PRICELESS TREASURES that he
plundered from Persia might be buried with him?
MONDAY, AUGUST 13,
Romans 8:1 begins
with this wonderful statement: "There's
therefore now NO CONDEMNATION TO
THEM WHICH ARE IN CHRIST
JESUS, which walk not after the flesh, but after the
In verse 3, it
goes on to explain that Jesus
KILLED SIN in His own flesh.
Jesus took upon
sin OF THE ENTIRE WORLD... ALL OF IT,PAST sins, PRESENT sins, FUTURE sins, ALL
He BECAME sin
And once He took
sin upon Himself, once
He became sin itself, for our sakes, HE KILLED SIN IN HIMSELF.
When Jesus died, sin
Because sin is finished, because your sins are
Jesus killed all your sins, when
you receive Jesus into your heart, as your God, Savior
and Lord, your
sins are dead. They
have no more power to kill you or condemn you.
Not only were all
your sins [past, present, future] PAID FOR, IN FULL,
THEY WERE PUT TO DEATH. SIN
ITSELF DIED WHEN
sins were erased, never, to be remembered again.
If you're IN
no record in heaven that you ever sinned.
That's why, if you
are IN Christ, NOBODY...
not Satan, not the angels [good or bad], no demons, NO
RELIGION, can condemn you.
That's how thorough
and complete His
work of redemption was and is.
He left NOTHING to
DID IT ALL.
He did it ALL,
so we don't have to do ANYTHING.
Praise Him for all eternity!
He did it ALL, SO
THERE'S NOTHING LEFT FOR US TO DO, EXCEPT
Since we don't
need to DO ANYTHING, THERE'S
NO WAY WE CAN MESS IT UP!
Oh, thank you, Jesus!
That's why it's
called GOOD NEWS!
That's why Paul
calls the preaching of the Good News [the Gospel] "the
ministry of reconciliation":
God was IN CHRIST,
reconciling the world unto Himself, NOT
COUNTING MEN'S SINS AGAINST THEM...
[2 Corinthians 5:19].
To a sinner,
there's NO BETTER NEWS than THAT.
Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shall you LABOR,
ALL your WORK...
But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD your
God: in it YOU
SHALL NOT DO ANY WORK...For
in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea,
and all that is in them, and RESTED
the seventh day:
therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day, and
hallowed it" (Exodus 20:8-11).
There is no
commandment, among the 10 given at Sinai, as
controversial as the
ENTIRE DENOMINATIONS have
been INVENTED around
THIS ONE commandment,
given some 2,500
years AFTER the
Is it wrong to "observe" the
24-hour WEEKLY Sabbath?
Is it wrong to
congregate on the
"replaced" Saturday as the "day of rest" or
the 7th 24-hour day of the week?
PROBLEM WHATSOEVER with
those who CHOOSE TO observe the weekly Sabbath, either by
is what the fourth commandment SPECIFICALLY CALLS FOR) or
DO HAVE PROBLEMS WITH is
turning Sabbath keeping INTO
AN IDOL, thereby
breaking THE FIRST and SECOND commandments (Exodus
How do religious
people turn this 24-hour unit of FINITE "time" into a
form of IDOLATRY?
1. By claiming that observing that 24-hour day is
A REQUIREMENT FOR Salvation, hence
rendering Jesus' ETERNAL Sacrifice impotent and
2. By claiming that theirs is
the "ONLY TRUE" DENOMINATION simply
because they CHOOSE TO congregate on that particular
3. By claiming that Saturday is THE
ONLY DAY on
which believers can or should congregate.
teaching the UNBIBLICAL heresy that
those who congregate on Sunday are taking upon
themselves the feared "mark of the beast" mentioned
in Revelation 13:16.
(If you can find ONE verse
in the Bible that states SUCH LUDICROUS IDIOCY, please
write me, so I can congratulate you personally): firstname.lastname@example.org
There ISN'T ONE verse
IN THE TORAH, or
IN THE ENTIRE BIBLE,
that commands people to congregate on Saturday.
I've had a PERMANENT CHALLENGE on this website
for ANY Seventh Day Adventist, Armstrongnist, Jew,
Sabbatarian, or ANYONE ELSE, to produce JUST
of Scripture where such "commandment" is given.
It's been posted in English and Spanish for
OVER 5 YEARS.
Do you know how many verses of Scripture have been
sent to us?
In fact, as I also point out on the websites, such
when the 10 Commandments were given, THERE WAS NO
TEMPLE in Israel, NO
SYNAGOGUES and NO CHRISTIAN CHURCHES ANYWHERE.
The temple would not exist until 500
synagogues until 1,000
years later, and church
buildings until 1,900 years AFTER the fourth
commandment was given.
Those are HISTORIC FACTS.
Just like there's NO BIBLICAL COMMANDMENT to
congregate on Saturday, there's
also NO BIBLICAL COMMANDMENT to congregate on Sunday.
silly business of "Saturday vs. Sunday" which
has spawned myriad books, DVD's, videos, websites and
CHILDISH, STUPID, RIDICULOUS and UNSUPPORTED either by
the Scriptures or by Church history.
When did Jews acquire THE
congregating at the synagogue on Saturday?
Prior to the 6th century B.C. NO SUCH THING WAS
During captivity they found
themselves in a strange land, with strange language and
definitely strange religion.
temple in Jerusalem,
where they were to make pilgrimage three times a year HAD
So, they had no temple, and were facing the
strenuous circumstances described above.
they began meeting on Saturday (their "day of rest") to
fellowship with other Jews, read and study the torah.
the time Jesus came and walked this earth (some 600
years later), this had become ESTABLISHED CUSTOM among
went to the synagogue on Saturday as WAS HIS/THEIR
A CUSTOM is
NOT A COMMANDMENT.
A commandment is AN
ORDER expressly given by God.
A custom is an
In the early Church we find believers gathering ON
BOTH DAYS: Saturday
Believing Jews usually kept THEIR CUSTOM of meeting
at the local synagogue on Saturday (Acts 13:14, 42-44;
17:2; 18:7), while most Gentile believers acquired THE
CUSTOM of gathering on Sunday because it was the day
when Jesus' Resurrection became evident (John 20:1-18;
It was also the day when
the risen Jesus first appeared to the disciples, who
were GATHERED IN the Upper Room (John
And PROBABLY because it was convenient,
since most of them came from pagan cultures where
Sunday was designated as a day for public worship.
This, by the way, took place some
200 YEARS BEFORE Constantine was even born.
So, blaming Constantine for "switching"
Saturday to Sunday is NOT only a tired, old argument,
While he did seek to unify the Christian faith and
its customs, Gentile
believers were congregating on Sunday LONG BEFORE
Constantine ever came along.
believers in Christ congregate?
In Romans 14:5, 6 Paul clearly says that
believers are NOT TO "prefer
one day above another".
It's NEVER WRONG TO fellowship with other
It's NEVER WRONG TO gather in Jesus'
Name (Matthew 18:20).
It's NEVER WRONG TO
All of these should
become a "way of life" and should be done on Saturday,
on Sunday, AND ALSO ON Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday and Friday.
The weekly 24-hour Sabbath, as Paul pointed out
(Colossians 2:16, 17), is
BUT A MERE SHADOW of the true Sabbath (REST)
of the Lord WHICH
IS ETERNAL : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvLZ5Dtpsug
much of the carnal
MORTAL MEN INVENT,
this silly business of "Saturday vs. Sunday" is MUCH
ADO ABOUT NOTHING.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 10,
LESSON FROM NOAH
Can you imagine the
looks Noah must have gotten from
his contemporaries when he told them that a WORLDWIDE
FLOOD was coming?
Can you imagine how
they laughed when he told them that water would pour
incessantly from the heavens for 40 days and 40 nights?
never even seen rain before because,
up until that time, the earth had its own, built-in
sprinkler system. It
was watered by a heavy mist or dew that arose from the
surface of the earth during the night [Genesis
This allowed the
trees, bushes, grass and gardens to be kept green and
Poor Noah didn't even have a verse of Scripture he
could point to,
or base his preaching on, because at that point, the
Bible hadn't been written.
At least no one
could accuse him of teaching "his interpretation"...
know beyond any doubt that the flood happened,
not only from the Bible, but from extensive
archeological and geological evidence, and because the
ancient writings of every major civilization in the
world contain some account of the universal flood.
Is it mere
"coincidence" that Jesus compared the days prior to the
Rapture to the days of Noah? [Matthew
24:36-42; Luke 17:26,27].
There are NO
COINCIDENCES with God.
delusional fools of Noah's day lived under the false
notion that God needed to consult them, ask their
permission, and seek their approval,
in order to do what He said He'd do.
They thought IF
IT "DIDN'T MAKE SENSE" to their "gifted" intellect, it
just couldn't happen.
They thought IF THEY
THE FLOOD WAS COMING, it simply wouldn't happen.
Needless to say, they
got a VERY RUDE awakening.
laughing the day after,
that's for sure.
They haven't been
laughing in hell all these years, either.
Fast forward some
5,000 years to the present:
These ARE the "days
prior to His coming".
Unlike the people
of Noah's day, we HAVE THE BIBLE, we HAVE THE WORDS OF
JESUS; we have His "more sure" Word of prophecy, we
have ALL THE SIGNS that Jesus Himself said would
precede the Rapture.
But most people,
including many "Christians" have
deluded themselves into THINKING He won't fulfill His
Word UNLESS "it
makes sense to them", UNLESS "they
approve", UNLESS "they
They have deluded
themselves into THINKING they
can POSTPONE His coming.
They are in for a
Ready or not, the
Rapture WILL TAKE PLACE.
Ready or not, THE
TRIBULATION JUDGMENTS will begin THE MOMENT His Church
is out of here.
Compared to the
tribulation, Noah's flood will seem like a picnic.
have I written unto you that believe on the name of the
Son of God; THAT YOU MAY KNOW THAT
YOU HAVE ETERNAL LIFE...
we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus
Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life" (1 John
means we've ALWAYS been ONE WITH the Eternal God.
Our carnal and finite minds tend to think of
Salvation or Eternal Life in terms of "FROM THE MOMENT
we were born again" FORWARD into the future.
order for something or someone to be TRULY ETERNAL, it
must have been ALWAYS.
It must have been REALITY (for lack of better
terms in our fragmented human language) in
"eternity past", ETERNAL PRESENT and "eternity future".
My dear brothers and sisters, do you realize
THE ENORMITY of this Eternal Truth?
Do you see
what it means?
It means we PRE-EXISTED in/with
God since before the foundation of the world (Job
It means we were CHOSEN AND PREDESTINED
in Him also before the foundation of the world
It means we've
ALWAYS BEEN saved.
It means Salvation (Eternal Life) CANNOT
If we COULD
"lose it" it
wouldn't be eternal AT ALL...
Think about it: if, as legalistic
heretics, would have us believe our ACTIONS (law
keeping, 10 Commandment keeping, Sabbath keeping) could
play a role in our Salvation...
If, as they
wrongly teach, we could be saved one moment, and lost
the next, based on our good or bad behavior...
It would mean WE
NEVER HAD ETERNAL LIFE (SALVATION) to begin with!!!
That's why Revelation 13:8 tells us Jesus
was slain BEFORE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD. Glory to
moment in space-time when we became born-again is when THE
SALVATION WE'VE ALWAYS HAD MANIFESTED in this TEMPORARY
earth realm (Acts
But as far as God's
concerned, WE'VE ALWAYS HAD IT.
From this world's
perspective it may SEEM LIKE we've chosen Jesus, but He
Himself told us that THE ONLY REASON we "choose Him" is
BECAUSE HE FIRST CHOSE US (John
Which PROVES - once and for all - that Salvation
CANNOT be "earned" and CANNOT be "lost".
pointed out a while back, the
ONLY ALTERNATIVE to ETERNAL security is ETERNAL
Eternal insecurity is DAMNATION.
why you can't do anything to "earn" eternal life.
You CANNOT work for it.
As the beloved John
told us 2,000 years ago, Jesus IS Eternal Life.
He (Jesus) CANNOT BE EARNED.
He is THE
ONE TRUE, ETERNAL God.
You either HAVE HIM (who IS Eternal
Life) or YOU DON'T.
We either ALWAYS had Him,
from the eons of "eternity past" or WE NEVER DID.
Salvation (Jesus) HAS
ALWAYS BEEN OURS.
We have ALWAYS been His.
We are saved now,
Glory to the Eternal One who IS our Salvation now
and for the eternity of eternities!!! Amen.
THE GREATNESS OF
"For THE INVISIBLE
THINGS of Him from the creation of the world are
clearly seen, BEING UNDERSTOOD BY THE THINGS THAT ARE
MADE, even his eternal power and Deity; so that THEY
ARE WITHOUT EXCUSE...PROFESSING THEMSELVES TO BE
"WISE", THEY BECAME FOOLS... (Romans 1:20-22).
God IS great, and I
DON'T mean allah.
I'm talking about
Yahweh Elohim, the God of the Bible.
The One and ONLY
The ETERNAL "I AM"
The Creator of the
universe, who manifested in human form as Jesus the
Christ (Genesis 1:1; John 1:1, 2).
His Greatness is
It/He CANNOT be
It/He CANNOT be
confined to human reason.
Human reason, even
in the most gifted human intellect, is FINITE.
The FINITE CANNOT
CONTAIN - or even COMPREHEND - the INFINITE.
Even the most
brilliant human mind cannot explain God.
figured out that the speed of light is the maximum
speed at which all energy, matter, and information in
the universe can travel, and expressed it in his famous
However, he COULD
NOT tell us WHERE LIGHT (God) came from (Genesis 1:3; 1
Hence the folly of
man trying to INTELLECTUALLY understand or explain
Hence the SHEER
IDIOCY of trying to "prove" or "disprove" God in a
science lab, or test tube...
Hence the SUPREME
ARROGANCE and STUPIDITY of DELUDING OURSELVES into
thinking that God DOES NOT EXIST, simply because HUMAN
REASON CAN'T EXPLAIN or "prove" His Existence.
Those who do are, IN
FACT PROVING, that God does exist, since they're making
THEIR VERY LIMITED AND FALLIBLE REASON "God".
How can you JUDGE
what "can" or "can't" be by the laws of physics that
govern our universe, WHEN YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW, NOR CAN
EXPLAIN, WHERE THOSE VERY LAWS CAME FROM?
hypothetically, one or more parallel universes COULD
EXIST, in other dimensions, with laws COMPLETELY UNLIKE
When there are
realms where God IS, and where we AREN'T?
When there are
dimensions where "time" (as we know it) RUNS IN
I could go on and
But, at some point,
my mind could no longer grasp His Greatness and
INFINITY and would simply HAVE TO GIVE UP and exclaim,
like the old hymn, "Lord, HOW GREAT thou art!"
That we can
PERSONALLY and INTIMATELY KNOW, EXPERIENCE, commune and
spiritually interact with, such INFINITELY Great Being
is "too good to be true" and yet, ENTIRELY WITHIN our
Part of His Infinite
Greatness is His availability to His Creation in the
ETERNAL PRESENT, glory to Him from everlasting to
It is that VERY
GREATNESS - beyond natural human comprehension - that
makes God GOD.
However, those who
INSIST ON tangible "proof" are about to get their wish.
Very soon everyone
on earth, including the so-called scientific community
will be treated to events of UNPRECEDENTED MAGNITUDE
that will defy the known laws of physics.
They WILL SEE - with
their OWN EYES - the risen Jesus APPEARING IN THE
CLOUDS in power and great glory (Luke 21:27).
They say they WANT
TO SEE "evidence" that God exists, IN ORDER TO believe
If it's "a show"
they want, God will oblige.
And He can put on a
show better than ALL of Hollywood's "SPECIAL EFFECTS"
and PYROTECHNICS combined.
And, GUESS WHAT?
Even AFTER God
provides the VISIBLE PROOF they DEMAND as "condition"
to believe in Him, THEY WILL STILL REJECT HIM
(Revelation 9:20,21; 13:4; 16:8-11).
They will CHOOSE a
false "god" OVER Him and try, in vain, to TOPPLE God's
righteous rule (Revelation 19:19-21).
The REAL problem,
then, IS NOT insufficient evidence.
The REAL problem is
man's CORRUPT mind and REBELLIOUS HEART.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 7,
When I was A
SPOKE AS a
child, I UNDERSTOOD
child, I THOUGHT
child: but WHEN
I BECAME A MAN, I
PUT AWAY CHILDISH THINGS (1
Humans live under
the false notion that THEY CAN CONTROL God.
They try to CONFINE
what their finite and MORTAL intellect can comprehend.
Such foolish fantasy is not only prevalent in the
secular world, but in
the religious one as well.
Hence, ALL THE PROPHETIC FANTASIES that
circulate on religious airwaves (TV, radio) and
I hesitate to call it "Christian"
because there's precious little - if anything -
"Christian" about it.
They try IN VAIN to
come up with some sort of "scientific explanation" for
the events described in the Book of Revelation:
Some HUMAN RATIONALIZATION for the Rapture, or
the events that will trigger the tribulation, or for
the tribulation itself.
Hence, we end up with
THE MOST UNFORTUNATE HOAX NONSENSE such
as "mathematical formulas, Nibiru, Planet X, Elenin,
some comet hitting the earth, wormwood, planetary
alignments, lunar eclipse, solar flare, EMP" that is
continuously hashed and rehashed by WOULD BE
DON'T KNOW THEIR NOSES FROM THEIR BEHINDS.
I got news for all the "experts" out there :
God CREATED the laws
of physics that
are evident on our planet, and He
can CHANGE THEM, or
OVERRIDE THEM, AT
MAKES HIM "God".
Fact is NONE
OF US can provide "scientific explanations" for the
very Existence of God,
HOW GOD BECAME A MAN, FOR JESUS' VIRGIN BIRTH, HOW HE
COULD TAKE UPON HIMSELF ALL THE SIN AND DECAY OF THE
WORLD, OR FOR HIS BODILY RESURRECTION.
Nor can we
SCIENTIFICALLY explain HOW He
made the lame walk, multiplied the loaves and fish,
turned water into wine, WALKED ON WATER, made the blind
raised Lazarus from the dead, EVEN AFTER he'd begun
If you CANNOT
"scientifically explain" the events surrounding His
MAKES YOU THINK YOU CAN "scientifically
explain" the events surrounding the
Rapture and His SECOND Coming?
quit making COMPLETE FOOLS OF YOURSELVES by applying
this self-serving DOUBLE-STANDARD.
NO ONE will be able
to "scientifically explain"
what will make the heavens, the earth and the sea QUAKE
NO ONE will be able
to "scientifically explain" how
geography and topography as we know them will be
NO ONE will be able
to "scientifically explain"
what makes the sun suddenly turn dark or the moon look
NO ONE will be able
to "scientifically explain"
what -- suddenly and unexpectedly -- caused millions
NO ONE will be able
to "scientifically explain" what
caused the sky to SPLIT IN THE MIDDLE and roll up like
a scroll (Revelation 6:12-16).
LET ALONE give a
"scientific explanation" for Jesus Himself APPEARING IN
THE CLOUDS in POWER AND GREAT GLORY (Luke
"scientifically explain" the disappearance of BILLIONS
of humans and land animals from
the earth (Revelation 7:9; Romans 8:21).
YOUR TIME exchanging loony, UNPROVEN theories with
other religious nitwits.
You can WASTE
YOUR MONEY buying and watching all the stupid DVD's you
want about "blood moons".
In fact, NOWHERE
in Scripture are
NATURAL lunar eclipses referred to as "blood moons".
For that matter, SCIENCE
DOESN'T CALL THEM THAT, EITHER.
In fact, NATURAL solar and lunar eclipses CANNOT
happen simultaneously as
Revelation 6:12 describes. It's
a physical IMPOSSIBILITY.
Clearly, then, these AREN'T
governed by the "laws of physics" we've come to know in
this NATURAL world.
They are SUPERNATURAL
orchestrated SOVEREIGNLY by God.
would try to second guess God.
ONLY FOOLS would
try to "scientifically explain" (CONTAIN) His
INFINITE Mind and Greatness.
I got THREE
advice for SPECULATING IDIOTS:
"GIVE IT UP"!!!
Your BASELESS SPECULATION ISN'T
doing anyone any good.
It's NOT helping
the Christian cause or the spreading of the Gospel.
It makes the world LAUGH
and RIGHTLY SO.
You don't even
use REAL, PROVEN, human science but PSEUDO, IMAGINED
is NO SCIENCE AT ALL.
That makes you PATENTLY DISHONEST.
makes you LIARS.
It also proves you're
I also have TWO WORDS for
the Church at large:
THOUSAND YEARS OLD,
FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!
It's high time we stopped
being children and became SPIRITUAL ADULTS:
PUT AWAY CHILDISH
AND FOR ALL.
MONDAY, AUGUST 6,
FREEDOM OF THE
firm , therefore, in the liberty which with Christ has
made us free,
and don't be entangled again with the yoke of slavery"
(in context, to the law, Galatians 5:1).
The law of
Moses brought bondage
The law of the Spirit is life IN Christ Jesus
It sets us free from the law of
Moses, which brought sin and death (Romans 7:8,9).
Christians are to connect with the Spirit of God,
inside their stomachs and live
freedom of the Spirit (1 Peter 4:6).
want His children to be a bunch of scared, frustrated
religious zombies walking on eggshells, in
fear that they're going to "break" this commandment or
and thereby bring some sort of punishment or
condemnation on themselves.
That's SLAVE MENTALITY.
There is, therefore,
NOW NO CONDEMNATION TO
THOSE WHO ARE IN CHRIST
NOT ACCORDING TO THE FLESH [NATURAL MIND], BUT
ACCORDING TO THE SPIRIT (Romans
God doesn't want you
to live in fear of Him. HE WANTS YOU TO TRUST HIM!
All He's ever wanted, from the beginning of
creation, was our trust.
Only SLAVES follow
If you received Jesus Christ
into your heart, and made Him your Lord, you're
not a slave, but a son.
Sons don't live in
fear. They KNOW and trust Daddy.
They TRUST that Daddy knows what He's done, HE HAS
REDEEMED THEM FOR ALL ETERNITY, and
has everything under control (Hebrews
ought to live, speak, think and act with the freedom
and confidence [trust] of a son.
Sons ARE FREE.
Christians are to live in the
spirit, and follow the royal law of God's Kingdom which
is love (James 2:8).
We are to love God with all
our hearts, and our neighbor as ourselves (Romans
Love (God) is the fruit of the
born-again spirit (Galatians
Can't get it anywhere else.
Therefore, if we live in the spirit, we automatically
fulfill God's commandments [Romans 13:9,10].
all the promises. Slaves don't
SUNDAY, AUGUST 5,
TOO PERFECT FOR
them, "It is NOT THE HEALTHY who need a doctor, BUT THE
HAVE NOT COME to call the righteous, BUT SINNERS to
The world is
FILLED WITH self-righteous people.
PRIDE IN their professed adherence to man-manufactured
They TAKE PRIDE IN belonging to A
CERTAIN GROUP or RELIGION.
They WORSHIP their
own human logic and intellect.
themselves THE ELITE of God.
They THINK they can
SAVE THEMSELVES based on their religious SUPERIORITY
and impressive "merits".
If you're one of those
"perfect" individuals who always acts right, thinks
right, speaks right, looks right, whose outward
demeanor and appearance are flawless, and
even follows A PERFECT and "ONLY TRUE" RELIGION, Jesus
DIDN'T COME FOR YOU.
PERFECT", even for Jesus.
for IMPERFECT people.
He came for those who DO
right, who DO
right, who DO
right, or look right.
He came for those whose
demeanor and appearance AREN'T
He came for those with IMPERFECT beliefs -- or,
better yet -- NO
RELIGION AT ALL.
He came for those who aren't
smartest and who haven't always done what human "logic"
For those who've
"stepped in it" and made a mess of their own lives,
time and again.
He came for those who ACKNOWLEDGE
THAT THEY ARE POWERLESS TO SAVE THEMSELVES.
Who, like the publican of old, THROW THEMSELVES
helplessly at the Mercy of God, and cry out:
have mercy on me, A SINNER!" (Luke
Are you TOO
PERFECT for even Jesus to
Hell is FULL OF
"PERFECT" PEOPLE even
as we speak.
Their "perfect" demeanor COULDN'T save
"ONLY TRUE" religion COULDN'T save
The religious leader they BLINDLY
FOLLOWED, and whose word they believed over and above
Jesus', COULDN'T SAVE
Matter of fact, he/she COULDN'T
EVEN SAVE HIMSELF OR HERSELF.
the other hand, IS
FULL OF formerly
SINFUL, wretched, IMPERFECT individuals who HUMBLED
THEMSELVES, acknowledged their inability to make it
there on their own, invited
Jesus' into their hearts, received His mercy, and were
washed SPOTLESS by His magnificent and most precious
Those who REALIZE their own shortcomings and
their sinfulness have A GOOD CHANCE to reach heaven.
If they're FULL
they have TOTAL
Those who are FULL
OF RELIGION, FULL
just "FULL OF IT" -- HAVE NONE.
About 5-6 years
ago I received a message from
a minister that
Christians should dress up for church services. He then
went into a
detailed description of HOW men and women should dress.
He went on to criticize
women who wore halter tops or short skirts to
the service, and men
who showed up in jeans or shorts.
To justify his
he used the example that if
we were going on a job interview, we would try to look
our best, and
since Jesus is far more important than our potential
boss, and we're
going to "meet Jesus", we should at least do the same
Like so much of
the crap invented by religionists, at
first glance, his premise SOUNDS good.
examination, however, it's
as fake as some of his preaching.
If we lived in a
perfect world, filled with perfect people, of course,
I'd like to see everyone perfectly groomed and
made it into this corrupt environment, KNOWS we're
FAR FROM perfect.
We live in a
sin-infested, fallen world, filled with SINNERS.
boils down to priorities:
Is our main goal
bringing souls to Jesus, NO
MATTER HOW they look?
Or is it giving an
APPEARANCE OF godliness?
If it is the
don't really care how they look. Matter
of fact, the more disheveled and/or worldly they dress,
the better we like it,
because chances are that's a person who NEEDS Christ.
If our main goal is
that they LOOK THE PART, not
only are we full of it, we should either repent or
forsake the ministry immediately [Matthew
23:27; James 2:1-4].
focused on people's
OUTER appearance is
NOT a true minister of the gospel, but a hireling.
God doesn't give a
damn how they LOOK. He wants THEIR
appearance won't get
them into heaven, THEIR
INNER condition will.
Man looks at the
outer appearance, but
God looks AT THE HEART [1
I remember many
years ago, as a baby Christian, I was invited to a
congregation of a well-known evangelical denomination.
Their message was,
for the most part, biblical, but every
time an unsaved person showed up, all they did was
he/she smoked, whether the guy had long hair, a beard,
and whether the gal's dress was too short or low cut.
heaven's name, do you expect from SINNERS?
even get that from SAINTS, for crying out loud!
And then we wonder
why it's so damned hard to win the world to Jesus.
It's because OF
RELIGION, that's why.
religion and its STUPID, man-made "rules".
Even as a newborn
babe in Christ, I had enough Holy Spirit in me to know
such attitude wasn't in accordance with God's Heart.
Needless to say, I
didn't stay in that congregation very long.
By the way, Christians
DO NOT attend services in order to "meet Jesus". Real
Christians HAVE Jesus on the inside 24/7 [Colossians
1:27; Romans 8:35-39; 1 John 4:4].
They don't need
to go ANYWHERE to "meet Him".
ONE SPIRIT with Him [1
When I presented
this gentleman (I use the term loosely) with the
biblical evidence about his false teaching, AND THE
FACT HE DIDN'T HAVE ONE VERSE OF SCRIPTURE TO SUPPORT
couldn't refute it, so he resorted to insults.
No surprise there,
since religionists typically react that way when
confronted with the Truth.
resorts to such superficiality and can't come up with a
more profound or spiritual topic, is
spiritually bankrupt anyways.
impressed by how
but by who
FRIDAY, AUGUST 3,
Have you ever
wondered WHY I emphasize again and again the
IMPORTANCE OF TRUSTING JESUS ALONE,
Goodness and Grace for Salvation, rather than our own
Would you like to
tiny snippet of
what I face each and every week?
Here are a few
excerpts from recent emails:
"I am 15 years
old, new in the faith and I really feel like I have put
my trust in Jesus and His work of redemption as payment
for all of my sins. But it's so weird that every time
that I ask myself the question, "am I going to
heaven?". I say to myself that "I am," but
in my heart it kills me because in
my heart I
feel like I don't know for sure"
appreciate your web site very much. I did have some
questions regarding salvation and sexual sins... I was
wondering that if
I fall and have pre-marital sex will I still be saved
and go in the Rapture? I
keep trying to cut back... and sometimes I am more
successful than others".
struggle with the flesh everyday...
I repent almost every day of my life. it casts a shadow
over my salvation,makes me wonder if I am saved at
"Hey there Martel,
and thanks for ya answers. Can a
person loose salvation ? it
seems a christian can have his name taken out of the
lambs book of life, or am i reading that wrong
It's somewhat understandable for a
new believer, like the once in the first excerpt above, to
wonder and have some doubts, simply because they're not
yet FIRMLY ESTABLISHED on the Word of God and the inner
because religion has for so may years LIED and
brainwashed most of us about "being good" in order to
EARN our way to heaven.
But most who doubt, or think they've altogether
lost their salvation, or that their sins will make them
miss the Rapture and go through the tribulation -- in
fact the other three, pasted above - have
been Christians FOR a LONG TIME.
Do you see WHY
Jesus hates religion? Do you see WHY I hate it?
BASED ON FEAR. Fear
is NOT of God, period (1
Religion places THE
FOCUS ON US AND
OUR PITIFUL "PERFORMANCE",INSTEAD
OF ON JESUS AND HIS MAGNIFICENTLY PERFECT Redemption.
Those who constantly doubt their salvation are
TOO FOCUSED ON THEMSELVES:
What they do or
don't do, say or didn't say, thought or didn't think.
It's NOT ABOUT what you do, but about WHAT
It's NOT ABOUT what you say, but about WHAT
It's NOT ABOUT what you think, but about WHAT
So, here's a Word for
Take your eyes OFF
YOURSELF and put
them on Jesus.
Receive Him into
your heart as
Lord, Savior and God.
FOCUS ON HIS SACRIFICE
FOCUS ON His Resurrection.
FOCUS ON His Grace.
FOCUS ON HIS GOODNESS.
FOCUS ON HIS LOVE.
FOCUS ON His Word.
Wash the filth and
your heart and unregenerate mind with
His New Testament.
You'll never doubt
your Salvation... EVER AGAIN.
BY WHOSE AUTHORITY
"Thus says the
BE THE MAN THAT TRUSTS IN MAN,
and makes flesh his arm, and WHOSE
HEART DEPARTS FROM the
LORD... Blessed is the man that trusts in the LORD, and
whose hope is the LORD (Jeremiah 17:5-7).
denomination in existence was INVENTED
Jesus DID NOT
establish ANY denomination or religion.
His Church, the SPIRITUAL Kingdom of God, based
on the trust (faith), EXPERIENCE and KNOWLEDGE of Him, and
the indwelling Presence of His Holy Spirit.
insists on achieving salvation HIS way instead
of God's Way.
Man wants CONTROL
OVER God and
those whom God has called to serve Him.
This was true in
Jesus' own ministry, and is still true today.
That's WHY the
priests and scribes asked Jesus "BY
WHAT AUTHORITY do
you these things"? And "WHO GAVE YOU THIS AUTHORITY to
do these things"? (Matthew 21:23-27; Mark 11:27-33).
They knew THEY had
it to Him.
In other words, they
knew He HAD NOT attended Pharisee seminary.
Hence, they were
HOW DARE this unruly
Galilean teach such things WITHOUT
After all, the
BLIND RELIGIOUS GUIDES of Jesus' day THOUGHT they were
the SOLE POSSESSORS OF TRUTH, when
Truth Personified was right in front of their faces,
and they COULDN'T EVEN RECOGNIZE HIM.
That's why they
HATED Jesus: because
His teaching NOT ONLY TRUMPED THEIRS, but had
NOT been authorized by them and,
NOT BE CONTROLLED BY them.
His teaching was
UNLIKE anything they'd ever heard, glory to His Name.
the Scriptures BETTER THAN
WITH CONVICTION and AUTHORITY,
not with fear (Mark 1:22,27; Luke 4:36).
His teaching SHUT
UP THEIR RELIGIOUS MOUTHS with the Wisdom of God, time
and again, glory to Him forever.
Jesus' ONLY answer
was that SINCE
THEY COULDN'T EVEN TELL where John the Baptist's
ministry came from, He
wasn't about to tell them WHERE He got His authority (Mark
refute His teaching with the Scriptures (nor, praise
Jesus, can they refute ours).
thought they could RESTRAIN Him by claiming He was
UNAUTHORIZED by the "proper religious authorities" to
teach such things.
When in fact,
Jesus' ministry was
SANCTIONED BY THE HIGHEST AUTHORITY in the UNIVERSE:
INFINITELY HIGHER than any purported "authority"
appropriated by them.
controlling Pharisaic spirit DID
NOT die in the first century A.D. It's
alive and well today.
I know because I
hear regularly from
modern Pharisees who DEMAND
to know what
seminary or Bible College I attended, what theological
degrees I got, and even what congregation I attend.
In other words, they
DEMAND to know "by WHOSE AUTHORITY" I
teach these things which they never heard before.
Like Jesus, I
recognize THE ENVY and MALICE behind their question.
My ONLY answer to
them is I'll tell you where I received religious
instruction and what degrees I got from MORTAL MEN,
when you answer me this:
What Bible college
or seminary did the Apostle Peter attend?Or the Apostle
academic degrees did THEY have?
DID THEY attend?
For that matter, what
EARTHLY CREDENTIALS DID JESUS HAVE,
and WHERE DID He attend
Needless to say
they NEVER have THE HONESTY to answer my questions, nor
do I submit to answering theirs.
Fact is some
of the most erroneous doctrine I've ever heard, and
some of the most confused individuals I've interacted
with, had one or more Master or Doctor of Divinity
Fact is, I've
debated those who TAKE PRIDE IN such WORLDLY
accomplishments and KICKED THEIR RELIGIOUS BUTTS, AND
SHUT THEIR PIOUS ARROGANCE with the Word of God, TIME
And I'm still
doing it, glory to Jesus forevermore!
Fact is, I'VE
HAD TO UNLEARN A LOT of what I was taught in
MAN-INVENTED, so-called institutions of higher
learning, which is either downright contrary to, or NOT
SUPPORTED BY, the Word of God.
In fact, NONE
of this ministry's teachings are based on what those
BLIND GUIDES taught me.
therefore, TO RECOGNIZE THEM or
GIVE THEM any
GOD FORBID, that I
should glory in ANYTHING conferred on me by mortal men,
but in Jesus Christ my Lord, His cross, His
Resurrection, His Ascension, His Spirit and His Holy
GOD FORBID that I
should glory IN ANYONE but MY JESUS,
who lives in me, and who PERSONALLY CALLED ME to preach
His Gospel and teach His Word of Prophecy.
Woe unto those who
place their TRUST in man-invented
Woe unto those who
are mesmerized by FABRICATED
DEGREES bestowed by mortal men.
As the anchor
verse above from Jeremiah says, THEIR
HEARTS have DEPARTED FROM the Lord.
Woe unto those who
PREFER UNREGENERATE, flesh-guided, INVENTED theology to
the Spirit-inspired, INERRANT, INCORRUPTIBLE Word of
the Living God.
BLESSED ARE THOSE who
trust the CALLING AND MANIFESTATION of Christ in His
BLESSED ARE THOSE who
RECOGNIZE TRUE Spirit-led, Bible-based teaching,
because they themselves hear His Voice and ACKNOWLEDGE
the WITNESS OF the Holy Spirit WITHIN.
BLESSED ARE THOSE who
PLACE THEIR TRUST ENTIRELY
Father, the Word (Jesus), and the Holy Spirit.
BLESSED ARE THOSE who
will settle for NO LESS THAN God Himself.
aloud in the street,
her voice in the public squares"
record, NO, I'm not referring to the "OCCUPY Wall
These words were penned by,
reputedly, THE WISEST MAN WHO EVER LIVED.
least by WORLD standards...
Divine Standards are
a different matter altogether.
SUPER-WISE Solomon LOST
his great wisdom and MADE A COMPLETE FOOL OF HIMSELF is
evidenced by the fact that, toward the end of his life, he
SANK HEAVILY INTO IDOLATRY and acquired 700 wives and
300 CONCUBINES!!! (1
Dear Lord in heaven! How
could he KEEP
Or even REMEMBER
Although maybe HE DIDN'T...
it ladies... ASSUMING he saw one at a time, had you
been one of Solomon's wives or "INSIGNIFICANT others",
you would have "been with him" approximately ONCE EVERY
I don't know... either Solomon
thought too highly of himself, or he was REALLY "worth
What IS wisdom?
The dictionary defines it as "KNOWLEDGE
OF what is TRUE or
WITH just judgment as to action; sagacity, DISCERNMENT,
Wisdom is BADLY
this world of ours.
Wisdom may be "crying out
loud in the streets", but it
appears NO ONE is listening.
The Book of James describes TWO
types of wisdom:
is fueled by envy, jealousy, and SELFISH AMBITION, which
he calls "earthly, CARNAL and DEMONIC"...
(James 3:14, 15)
This wisdom, according to James
3:16, BREEDS CONFUSION and EVERY
And ANOTHER Wisdom, which
COMES FROM ABOVE (from the Spirit of God),
which is "PURE,
then peaceable, gentle, good for persuasion, full of
mercy and good fruits, UNBIASED,
and WITHOUT HYPOCRISY"
Sadly, as long as we live in this
decadent world, we will need A MEASURE OF worldly
"wisdom" in order to GET ALONG and "do well" in school,
our jobs, or businesses.
STREET SMARTS are also
A MUST in order to communicate effectively with others,
since that's where MOST PEOPLE are at today.
But ALL THE
WISDOM of this world CANNOT REMOTELY COMPARE WITH the
Wisdom of God,
which comes from above.
That's why Jesus
SHUT UP THE ARROGANT PHARISEES and Sadducees, time
religion, and were educated in the wisdom of this world.
Jesus, on the other hand, had
That's why they
simply COULD NOT withstand or refute His SUPERIOR
Wisdom by which the universe was created (Proverbs
baffles the most accomplished men and women of science
(worldly wisdom) TO
THIS VERY DAY.
God's Wisdom is
God's Wisdom, as Solomon said while he was still
wise (Proverbs 8:11), is
"MORE PRECIOUS THAN RUBIES".
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