THURSDAY, MAY 31,
WHAT THEY DIDN'T
send anyone to
Huh? You heard me: ACTIONS
won't send ANYONE
For all the years I've ministered the
Word, others have preached it and taught it, for all
the "Christian" media and "Christian" resources at our
disposal, there is still a very large number of people who
FEAR, that their ACTIONS will either earn heaven, or
send them to hell.
They THINK that drinking a few beers, smoking,
watching porn, using drugs, having illicit sex, and
other such practices, will send them to hell.
There are even professing Christians who fear this.
That's how badly
they've been deceived by religion.
Lest there be any misunderstanding, ALL OF
THESE (except for drinking beer) ARE SIN.
practices are sinful and have VERY SERIOUS consequences
in THIS life.
That's why I STRONGLY RECOMMEND
THAT Christians live and walk in the Spirit so they can
live free of all forms of carnal bondage.
I'm saying is that DOING
these things, SINFUL AS THEY ARE, is NOT what
sends someone to hell.
What sends people to
action, but INACTION.
It's hearing the Good News that Jesus died for
your sins, poured out His Blood to cleanse you, PAID IN
FULL THE PRICE OF YOUR REDEMPTION, rose from the dead, and
NOT RECEIVING HIM INTO YOUR HEART.
Actions CANNOT get you into heaven. Nor
can they send you to hell.
what sends people there:
SITTING ON THE FENCE
inviting Jesus into your heart,
ONLY SIN that
sends ANYONE TO
Jesus Himself said that ALL
SINS will be forgiven to
men (and women) EXCEPT
THAT ONE SIN (Matthew
Many will be shocked when they find
themselves in hell and realize it
wasn't anything THEY DID that got them there:
It was WHAT THEY DIDN'T DO.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 30,
DON'T SETTLE FOR
Most people take
pride in their business savvy:
They know where to
get the best deals on everything from food, to shoes,
to automobile tires.
They love to brag
a great deal they made when they bought their home,
traded in their car, or signed up for that cruise.
Important as some
of these TEMPORARY things may seem, they
pale by comparison to the importance of ETERNITY.
People look under
every nook and cranny to get the best deal possible on
things that, in a few years or months, will be deemed
inadequate, too small, too old, too uncomfortable, or
Yet they don't
getting the best deal possible for their eternal
Where ETERNITY is
concerned they settle for ANYTHING.
Or they allow
their parents, spouse, friends, ethnicity or culture to
They settle for a
fat, dead, ugly guy who
only theorized about the afterlife and couldn't
even save HIMSELF.
They settle for a
series of endless and nebulous reincarnations that
may - or may not - EVENTUALLY lead to a placid state where
people lose their identity and become non-entities.
They settle for
some imaginary New Age philosophy mired
in uncertainty, wallowing
in confusion, that can't
save them, can't help them, and raises more questions
than provide answers.
Or they settle for
an inferior, intolerant, hate-filled,
plagiarized the Old and New Testaments then mangled
their brilliance in a selfish attempt to manipulate
others, exploit their fears, and bring
them under submission TO HIS DASTARDLY
Not only is that
You go through all
that trouble to find the best deal on clothes that
you'll wear a few times and then donate to Goodwill,
WON'T invest ANY TIME searching for the best possibly
destiny, where you'll get to spend ETERNITY?
What the hell's WRONG
done the searching for all of us.
And I can tell you
that where the afterlife is concerned - for that
matter, where EVERYTHING ELSE is concerned - Jesus
Christ wins HANDS DOWN!!!
No one else GUARANTEES
your sins are forgiven.
No one else GUARANTEES
a happy, fulfilling, and THRILLING afterlife.
No one else GUARANTEES
No one else GUARANTEES
ETERNITY WITH GOD.
No one else GUARANTEES
a deep, wonderful relationship
No one else IS God.
No one else GUARANTEES ETERNAL LIFE.
Most importantly, NO ONE ELSE IS
Everyone else is
When it comes to
your endless destiny the
choice is ENTIRELY yours.
Don't you owe it to
yourself to make THE BEST DEAL POSSIBLE?
Jesus wants to
make a deal with you: His
Life in exchange for your heart.
Do yourself a HUGE
DON'T SETTLE FOR ANY LESS.
TUESDAY, MAY 29,
There was a point
in Church history, during the appropriately named Dark
Ages, where the Bible was locked up in monasteries,
unavailable to the public, and could only be accessed
Christianity had become a religious
institution and only
the religious hierarchy could decide the "correct"
meaning of Scripture.
The Reformation brought about a predictable
backlash against this form of tyranny.
all heard the law of physics that "for every action
there's AN EQUAL and OPPOSITE reaction".
law also applies to theology: the
pendulum swung totally in the OPPOSITE DIRECTION.
After being denied access to God's Holy Word
for centuries and being
told arbitrarily --
often violating people's intelligence and conscience --
what God's Word (supposedly) meant, and what
one HAD TO believe,
Christians used their new freedom to "interpret" the
While not as damaging [or damnable] as
restricted access to the Bible, this
had negative consequences as well.
It resulted in the
Body of Christ being DISMEMBERED into 230 major pieces,
according to each piece's PRIVATE interpretation, plus
myriad fragments, and aberrant cults.
2 Peter 1:20, 21 clearly states that NO
prophecy of SCRIPTURE is of private interpretation.
So, how does one determine the correct meaning
We LET the
Scriptures SPEAK TO US.
We allow God to
speak to us through His Word.
He can speak to us in a number of OTHER WAYS,
as well, but that's a different topic and a different
We NEVER ISOLATE ONE
VERSE from the rest of the Bible. We
compare EVERY Scripture that deals with a specific
topic against all the others, in order to gain full
understanding of what was intended.
We keep the
Scriptures IN CONTEXT:
Time, place, what happened before, during and after,
and whom the message was being addressed to, ARE ALL
Jesus said His Words
are "Spirit and Life" [John
Let the Holy Spirit,
the One who inspired it, REVEAL
what He intended.
Nowhere do the Scriptures indicate we are to read them
and then OPINE as to what we THINK it means.
Don't "THINK" so much.
What we "THINK" it
means is IRRELEVANT.
The ONLY THING that
matters is WHAT
MONDAY, MAY 28,
THE PRINCE THAT
In Daniel 9:27
there's a reference to a
prince that shall come and "destroy the city
(Jerusalem) and the temple".
Who is this mysterious "prince"?
listen to prophecy gurus they will tell you, time and
again, it's the Antichrist.
There are only 5
problems with their ludicrous theory:
Antichrist is NOWHERE mentioned in this verse.
2. The Antichrist, according to the Bible, will
NOT destroy Jerusalem and the temple. Rather, he
will occupy Jerusalem [Zechariah
sit in the temple, passing himself off as God [2
Thessalonians 2:4]. Hence, there's NO WAY this "prince"
can be the Antichrist.
3. This prophecy was
already fulfilled, in precise detail, 2,000 years ago.
4. There's no "mystery" whatsoever as to the
identity of this prince.
5. The fulfillment of
this prophecy, exactly as foretold by the prophet
The prince in question is the Roman prince
Titus, son of Caesar Vespasian, who destroyed Jerusalem
and its temple in 70 A.D., EXACTLY as Daniel predicted.
Jerusalem and the first temple had
been destroyed by the Babylonians in 586 B.C.
Daniel predicted that Jerusalem and the temple
would be rebuilt, then
ONCE AGAIN destroyed.
He predicted that, from the edict to rebuild
Jerusalem to the Messiah, there would be 69 sabbatical
"weeks" [483 years].
After the 483 years,
in the middle of the FINAL week [3½ years later]
Messiah would be killed (Daniel
Then [after Messiah's death] this prince
would come and destroy the city and the temple.
Everything happened, in exact sequence:
was crucified and rose from the dead in 33 A.D.
In 70 A.D. Jerusalem
and the temple were totally destroyed, for the second
time in history,
this time by the Romans.
It even happened on the
EXACT date on the Hebrew calendar on which the first
temple and Jerusalem were destroyed, the 9th of Av.
According to historian Josephus, who was an
eyewitness, both the city and the temple were so
thoroughly and ruthlessly destroyed that, if
he had not seen with his own eyes, that a city had once
stood there, he wouldn't have believed it from the
None of these things are in our future. They've
ALREADY TAKEN PLACE IN OUR PAST.
remains of the "70 weeks" to be fulfilled is HALF A
WEEK, which will be the future 3½ year reign of
Antichrist. That's the
ONLY part of this prophecy that still lies in our
So, why does the prophecy establishment insist
this "prince" is the Antichrist?
bolster their even more ludicrous theory that the
Antichrist will sign a "7-year peace treaty" with
Israel and the Arabs.
It was our precious Lord
Jesus Christ who [ALREADY] CONFIRMED THE ABRAHAMIC
COVENANT WITH HIS EQUALLY PRECIOUS BLOOD [Galatians
There are only two ways you can TWIST
Daniel's prophecy to make it "fit" the Antichrist.
One, by IGNORING Galatians 3:17, where it states,
UNEQUIVOCALLY, it was the Christ who confirmed the
Two, by taking verse 27 totally out of
context, which amounts to scriptural and intellectual
That's another way of saying, it's
a blatant lie.
If the "prince" mentioned in this verse were
the Antichrist, prophecy quacks would THEN be forced to
make the case that
Titus is the future Antichrist, and that he will make a
peace covenant with the Jews, who hate and despise him
to this very day.
Whichever way you look at it, it simply doesn't
This already happened. Antichrist
won't make a peace treaty with anybody, since he's a
man of war.
People will either submit to his rule
willingly, or they'll be FORCED to do so.
who refuse, WILL BE KILLED.
There won't be ANY
real, or imagined] during the tribulation.
SUNDAY, MAY 27,
ELIJAH AND WHO?
The question keeps
coming up time and again "who are the Two Witnesses
mentioned in Revelation chapter 11"?
dispute about one of them being Elijah.
The Scriptures are
clear that Elijah always precedes the appearing of
4:5; Mark 9:11, 12).
debate, however, about the SECOND Witness being either
Enoch or Moses.
People either ask
about it or write trying to convince us it's their
"candidate of choice".
First of all, this
is an issue on which we can "agree to disagree".
The identity of
the Two Witnesses has NOTHING to do with anyone's
Salvation and, frankly, in the grand scheme of biblical
eschatology, it's relatively unimportant.
The Two Witnesses
are WHO THEY ARE.
All the wishful
thinking in the world is not going to change that.
I have stated,
repeatedly, that they
are Moses and Elijah,
and will give you my VERY SCRIPTURAL reasons in a
moment. However, if you disagree, that's fine.
I have taken Enoch
into consideration. However, I simply can't find ANY
scriptural evidence anywhere that points to him. I have
found A LOT of scriptural evidence that points to
I don't buy the
"appointed to die" argument, because 1 Corinthians
15:51 is clear that "we will NOT all die, but we will
all be changed".
So, to say it's
Enoch based on the "he never died" argument ALONE is
kind of lame.
If the second
Witness were Enoch based on the fact he never died but
was translated, THEN EVERY BORN AGAIN CHRISTIAN WHO
GOES IN THE RAPTURE ALIVE, WOULD HAVE TO COME BACK AND
DIE, like Enoch, in order to fulfill Hebrews 9:27.
What good, then,
is it to be raptured when we have to come back to this
fallen, sinful world and die anyway? That doesn't even
The Greek word
used in Hebrews 9:27 is apokeitai meaning
"to put away". It's
been put away (reserved) for man to die once.
Dying may be THE
NORM (what is usually reserved) for most humans, but
nowhere is it stated that this is some INFLEXIBLE,
2 Timothy 2:10
clearly states that Jesus
"has destroyed death and has brought life and
immortality to light through His Gospel".
And according to 1
Thessalonians 4:16, 17 MILLIONS
(hopefully, BILLIONS) of
born-again Christians will be translated or caught up,
just like Enoch, without
Jesus be all the glory.
Now, let me tell
you WHY I'm convinced it's Moses.
There's no record in
the Scriptures that Enoch performed any miracles or
supernatural wonders, as
the Two Witnesses will perform. There's
also no record that he ever appeared with Elijah or had
any direct connection with Elijah.
Moses, on the other
hand, DID BOTH.
He and Elijah were
both prophets, both spent 40 days and nights on Mount
Sinai (Exodus 24:18; 1 Kings 19:8).
Both stand before
the Lord (Zechariah 4:14; Exodus 33:11; 1 Kings 17:1).
Both appeared to
Jesus TOGETHER at the mount of transfiguration, which
was a preview of the Rapture (Matthew 17:1-4).
Both witnessed the
FOUNDATION of the Church. It makes sense, therefore,
that they should both witness its departure into the
heavenly realm (Matthew 16:13-17; 17:1-4).
The wonders that the
Two Witnesses will perform, according to Revelation
11:6 are PRECISELY the wonders attributed
namely, shutting up the sky so it doesn't rain (1 Kings
17:1), and TO
turn the waters into blood, and smite the earth with
every sort of plague (Exodus 7:14-20, chapters 7-11).
BIBLICAL RECORD ANYWHERE that Enoch ever did such
in the extrabiblical Book
there's no record he ever did such things.
In terms of
Antichrist murdering them, what value would there be in
his killing Enoch? Again, Enoch didn't do any wonders,
or possess supernatural powers. Nor
did he do anything for Israel.
Matter of fact,
the nation of Israel DIDN'T EVEN EXIST in Enoch's day.
Moses, on the
other hand, would be an extremely valuable foe to
overcome because he
did possess and will possess miraculous powers,
was Israel's FIRST leader, because
he led the Israelites out of Egypt and into freedom,
and because he's
widely regarded as the FOUNDER OF Judaism.
Keeping in mind
that Satan and Antichrist's mission will be to
persecute and exterminate the Jews during the
tribulation (Revelation 12:13-17; 13:7, 10; Daniel
12:7) it makes ALL KINDS OF SENSE that the second
witness be Moses, and that Antichrist would take
special delight in overcoming him.
All that being
said, if some of you still choose to believe the other
Witness is Enoch, that's fine with me.
I'm not trying to
impose my belief on you, please don't try to impose
your belief on me.
Again, in the
grand scheme of biblical eschatology, the identity of
the Two Witnesses is not that important.
find out WHO THEY REALLY ARE soon enough.
SATURDAY, MAY 26,
So often we hear
from people who are wracked with guilt and uncertainty.
that something they did in their past [divorce,
remarriage, adultery, lying, stealing, immorality,
substance abuse, or some other sin] will
keep them from the Kingdom of God.
Some FEAR that some
sin they're still committing will
keep them from the Kingdom of God.
Others FEAR for
some loved one who died, and they DON'T KNOW if
he/she/they received Jesus into their hearts, or if
they "did it right".
To all of the
above, I want to quote Jesus' own words in Luke 12:32:
"Don't be afraid,
for IT IS
YOUR FATHER'S GOOD PLEASURE to give you the Kingdom".
WANTS TO save you MORE than you want to be saved.
God's not sitting
in heaven with a team of lawyers [heaven forbid!]
looking over every statement you made, or the exact
form of speech you used when you received Him, to
disqualify you from Salvation on some "technicality".
God's not sitting in
heaven with a giant magnifying glass looking for or nit
picking everything in your "past" just so He can damn
If He wanted to
damn you, He
wouldn't have come to earth as Jesus, in human form,
AND PAID THE PRICE FOR EVERY ONE OF THOSE SINS.
He ALREADY PAID
past, present AND FUTURE.
There's no sin
you've ever committed, are committing, or will commit
THAT JESUS DIDN'T PAY FOR.
commit, or will commit, can
keep you from heaven.
keep ANYONE from heaven is
FAILING TO RECEIVE Jesus as Lord, Savior and God.
If you REJECT the
ONLY ONE who PAID FOR your sins,
then your sins ARE NOT PAID FOR, and you will be held
accountable for them.
That's the bottom
ENJOYS bringing each of us, who receive Him into our
hearts, INTO His Eternal Kingdom.
Jesus DID NOT come
to condemn, BUT TO SAVE (John 3:17).
FRIDAY, MAY 25,
COINCIDENCE that this European nation has been in the
news A LOT lately.
In case you've been living
under a rock, Greece has been experiencing a severe
economic and leadership crisis.
Union has tried to bail them out of their economic woes
with a plan that also called for austerity and which is
predictably unpopular with its citizens.
them have poured out into the streets in protest on
The nation is
drowning in debt and is now threatening to abandon the
EU and the euro.
If it does, it's likely to bring down other European
economies facing similar challenges like those of
Italy, Spain and Portugal.
It's also affecting
the American economy and the stock market with most
stocks plummeting due to the economic uncertainty.
Why Greece? And WHY
at this time?
Because we're living at
the VERY "time of the end".
Because Jesus predicted this era of birthpangs
would be marked by "DISTRESS OF NATIONS WITH
PERPLEXITY" (Luke 21:25).
The Greek word aporia means
"NOT KNOWING which way to turn", seeing NO WAY OUT of
their dilemma, which is PRECISELY what's happening.
Two days ago European leaders including Germany's
France's new President Hollande met in
Belgium to discuss Greece's problem, but no viable
solution was offered.
As for the leadership
crisis, it's not just in Greece and the rest of Europe,
but ALL OVER the world.
This is ONE OF the
things that MUST
order for Antichrist to rule.
The reason Greece
figures so prominently in the news lately is that the
Greek Antichrist is about to emerge from the bottomless
pit, as foretold in Revelation 17:8.
He should emerge sometime near THE END OF 2012.
When he reappears, he will take control of his
fractured nation, as he did 2,300 years ago, unite it,
and set out to recover the core of his former empire.
That's why Daniel chapter 11 gives us a panoramic
view of Alexander's Empire through the ages, it's rise,
it's demise, it's division into four sections (Greece,
Turkey, Syria and Egypt) which later evolved into two
major dynasties, that of Ptolemy in Egypt (king of the
south) and the Seleucids in Turkey/Syria (king of the
north) (Daniel 11:2-4).
That's why verses 28-29
of that chapter tell us REPEATEDLY that
Alexander will return.
Verses 30-38 clearly
label him the Antichrist.
And that's why verses 40-44 of that chapter
tell us that "at the time of the end" the king of the
south (Egypt) will come against him as will the king of
the north (Turkey/Syria).
Egypt, Turkey and
Syria were important territories of his former empire
and as soon as he regains a foothold on Greece, he will
set out to re-conquer them.
will be futile.
He will quickly get control of
these nations as well as over Libya, and Iraq (Daniel
Finally, history will repeat itself,
when he demands once again that each of these
subjugated territories provide men and arms for
the conquest of Iran and for his siege against Israel,
and more specifically, Jerusalem.
His 3½ year reign will begin when he breaks the
power of Israel (Daniel 12:7).
thereafter, he will face off (yet again) against Persia
(modern Iran, Daniel 8:19, 20).
Greece and Iran
will both be seeking to establish world empires.
As was the case over two millennia ago, the Greeks
will conquer the Persians, and Ahmadinejad's ambitious
plans to establish a worldwide Islamic caliphate will
come crashing down.
Look for Greece to remain
the focus of world attention.
prophecy is concerned, for the next few years "Greece"
is the word.
THURSDAY, MAY 24,
HELL, NO !
conventional religious teaching, hell
is A TEMPORARY PLACE, NOT a FINAL destination (Psalms
16:10; 2 Peter 2:4).
which is temporary,
lake of fire, which is eternal. Or
use "hell" as a general term to refer to the
destination of those who are spiritually lost. I've
been guilty of it myself.
Everyone who is in
hell right now CAN STILL (potentially) GET SAVED (Psalm
139:8; Matthew 12:32).
While they still
CAN get saved, there's
NO ASSURANCE that they will.
I realize this is
a controversial subject. I certainly don't part
fellowship with those who believe differently. I also
recognize that it's HARD to break free from religious
tradition. So, those who have "problems" with this
doctrine, and can't receive it, it's O.K.
NON-ESSENTIAL, meaning that no one's Salvation hinges
on their hell doctrine.
On the other hand,
for those whose loved ones died WITHOUT CHRIST, while I
cannot give assurances that they will be saved, there's
STILL a ray of hope.
Hell is known by
several names in the Bible:
1. Hell (Psalms
9:17; Luke 16:23)
bottomless pit or "the pit" (Psalms
88:6; Proverbs 1:12).
48:28; Luke 8:31; Revelation 9:2).
"nether parts of the earth" (or
netherworld) (Ezekiel 31:14; 32:18).
is located BENEATH the surface of the earth, at its
center, BELOW where we live (Numbers
16:33; Deuteronomy 32:22; Isaiah 14:9).
They way in and
out of hell, geographically speaking, is
thru the sea (Ezekiel
The way INTO hell,
spiritually speaking, is
NOT RECEIVING Jesus Christ as Lord, Savior and God.
Failure to RECEIVE Jesus is
THE ONLY sin,
-- repeat: THE
ONLY sin -- THAT
WILL SEND ANYONE TO HELL.
The way OUT of hell,
is to receive Jesus as Lord, Savior and God.
Those in hell can find Jesus, as evidenced by Psalm
"If I ascend up
into heaven, you are there: if
I make my bed IN HELL, behold, YOU ARE THERE".
If God is EVEN IN HELL itself, then
there is the POSSIBILITY to get saved since He IS
Psalm 116:3, 4
say: "The sorrows of death compassed me, and the
pains OF HELL got hold on me...
Then I called on the name of the LORD: "O
LORD, save me"!
If salvation in hell were utterly impossible, then
calling on the Name of the Lord, and asking for His
Salvation from there would be FUTILE and totally
"The way of life is above to the wise THAT
HE MAY DEPART FROM hell beneath".
While escaping the lake of fire is IMPOSSIBLE, clearly,
it IS POSSIBLE to DEPART FROM "hell beneath".
Amos 9:2 is
self-explanatory: "Though they go DOWN
TO HELL, THERE SHALL MY HAND BRING THEM OUT".
Those in hell CAN
STILL GET SAVED, regardless of what organized religion
teaches, and DESPITE traditional Christian thinking.
That's why Jesus said "You have heard that it was
said by them of old time, you shall not kill...
But I say unto you, that whosoever is angry with his
brother without a cause shall be in danger of the
judgment... but whosoever shall say, you fool, SHALL
BE IN DANGER OF HELL FIRE.
Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar,
and there remember that your brother has anything
against you; leave there your gift before the altar,
and go your way; first be reconciled to your brother,
and then come and offer your gift...
say unto you, YOU SHALL BY
NO MEANS COME OUT OF THERE, TILL you
have paid the last penny (Matthew 5:21-26).
COMING OUT OF hell fire were impossible, Jesus would
have never uttered those words.
That's why Jesus
ALSO said "And whosoever speaks a word against the Son
of man it shall be forgiven him but whosoever speaks
against the Holy Spirit it SHALL
NOT BE FORGIVEN him neither in this age NEITHER
IN THE AGE TO COME (Matthew
Jesus could have
simply said "they'll NEVER be forgiven".
salvation in "the age to come" (the Millennium) were
impossible, then Jesus wouldn't have needed to clarify
that those who commit that particular sin would not get
and His statement would be TOTALLY UNCALLED FOR.
If people in hell
COULDN'T get saved, Revelation 20:13-15 wouldn't say:
"The sea gave up
the dead that were in it, and death and Hades (hell)
GAVE UP THE DEAD THAT WERE IN THEM, and each person was
judged according to what he had done. Then death and
Hades (HELL) were thrown into the lake of fire. The
lake of fire is the second death.
names were NOT found written in the Book of Life, were
thrown into the lake of fire".
CLEARLY INDICATES that at the Great White Throne
(Final) Judgment SOME
dead people, who had gone to hell, WERE found in the
Book of Life, and were NOT cast into the lake.
That, in turn,
means that they
got saved IN HELL ITSELF.
Those in hell will still have the OPPORTUNITY TO
GET SAVED until the end of the Millennium. Those
who, by then, have not repented and received Jesus as
Lord, Savior and God, will be tossed into the lake of
fire, ALONG WITH HELL ITSELF (Revelation
The lake of fire IS
eternal. No one's coming out of there, EVER (Matthew
Salvation in hell is POSSIBLE, but
There is no
guarantee of Salvation in
There is no
guarantee of ANYTHING in hell,
Why take chances
in hell, when you CAN BE SURE?
Are you 100% SURE
of your FINAL destination?
Salvation is ONLY
guaranteed, 100%, to those who receive Christ NOW.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 23,
hell is INESCAPABLE is NOT a requirement for
Religious traditions are VERY HARD
to part with. However, Hell and the Lake of Fire are
TWO DIFFERENT PLACES. I wrote this message (and
tomorrow's) about two and a half years ago for people
who ask this question CONSTANTLY. They FOUND HOPE and
some COMFORT in it.
I have carefully searched
the Scriptures, and waited on the Holy Spirit to show
me the correct answer. It's perfectly fine to disagree.
I'm not looking for debate, since there are other
pressing issues. However -- as has always been my
policy -- if ANYONE can PROVE to me FROM
THE BIBLE that
it's wrong, I'll change it and PUBLICLY REPENT.
Please note I said FROM
THE BIBLE, quoted
I've never been interested in personal opinions, and
I'm not now.
If you're considering writing,
please wait until you read ALL the evidence (today's
and tomorrow's messages). Thank you.
Can people get
saved AFTER they die?
This is a question
that comes up, time and again. Someone has lost a loved
one who never gave his or her heart to Jesus in THIS
life and, naturally, they want to know if they will
have a "second chance" in the afterlife.
I must confess
that, until two years ago, I didn't know the answer.
Christians, I had been taught that what happened to us
after death was final and irreversible.
This is an issue
that I, along with many of you, have struggled with...
UNTIL God's Holy Spirit had mercy on me, and "opened
the Scriptures HAVE SAID ABOUT THAT SUBJECT ALL ALONG.
YES, THEY CAN.
There are some BIG
"BUTS" [one "t"]:
1. Salvation is BY
GRACE THRU FAITH. Always has been, always will be
2. Those who died
in both the Old Testament and in the New Testament
OUTSIDE THE FAITH have gone to hell.
3. Hell [Hades] is
a TEMPORARY place.
is a place of torment [Luke
16:23; Mark 9:44]. There's NOTHING
good, or even "neutral" about hell.
5. Those in hell
CAN STILL EXERCISE THEIR FREE WILL, repent and receive
Jesus, cry out to Him, have their sins forgiven, AND BE
SAVED [Psalms 139:8].
6. Hell exists now and
will still exist during the Millennium.
Those who went there can repent and receive Jesus at
any point before
or during those
8. At the END of
the Millennium all who died outside the faith are
raised from the dead and judged according to their
9. Those who
are NOT found in the
Book of Life, who
HAVEN'T repented and received Jesus, are
cast into the Lake of Fire along with hell itself
10. The Lake of
Fire [Gehenna] IS ETERNAL.
11. There's no
coming out of there... EVER [Matthew 25:41; Jude 7;
12. Those who ARE
found in the Book of Life, who somehow had a "change of
heart" even while being in hell, will get to live in
the new earth with Jesus forever, in perfect, immortal
bodies, and in a perfect environment [Revelation
That's why Jesus
said in Matthew 12:31,32 that those who blasphemed
against the Holy Spirit [the Spirit's witness or
testimony as to who Jesus IS] WILL
NEVER be forgiven, in this age OR THE NEXT, clearly
referring to the Millennial Age.
statement, ALONE, proves that
FORGIVENESS for sin (hence Salvation) -- though NOT
GUARANTEED -- WILL STILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE "WORLD TO
COME" TO THOSE WHO REPENT AND RECEIVE HIM.
what about Luke 16:26 where it says people couldn't cross
over from hell to Paradise or vice versa?
That was BEFORE
Jesus went to the cross and PAID FOR ALL SINS [past,
present and future]. Glory to Him forever!
And what about
Hebrews 9:27 where it says "it is appointed unto man TO
DIE ONCE, and after this judgment"?
The original Greek
text does NOT contain the definite article "the". So,
it DOESN'T say
"after this THE judgment",
but rather "after
this [after death] judgment".
The word for
"judgment" is krisis MEANING
"decision" or "judgment". It doesn't necessarily mean
judgment as in "punishment". It
can be a decision FOR or AGAINST.
When people die
there is IMMEDIATE "judgment" or DECISION as to whether
their souls go to heaven or hell.
What that verse DOESN'T
"after death THE
judgment for all who died without Christ takes place at
the END of the Millennium [Revelation
So -- while NOT
PROBABLE -- it
is possible for
people to be saved, EVEN WHEN THEY'RE IN HELL ITSELF.
If they don't get saved NOW WHEN IT'S SO EASY, what
makes us think they'll do it then? [2 Corinthians 6:2].
What makes you think
the torments of hell will soften their heart as opposed
to HARDEN IT?
There are NO
The ONLY GUARANTEED
ending up in heaven is receiving Jesus Christ into
one's heart IN
THE HERE AND NOW.
And WHY would
anyone want to spend 1,000 years, 50 years, 10 years, 2
even 5 seconds, in TORMENT,
when they can avoid hell altogether... when
HEAVEN (Jesus) can be in them RIGHT NOW... is
beyond my comprehension.
Therefore, YES, IT'S
CERTAIN, but possible.
But ANYONE who
chooses to "take their chances" in hell, is THE BIGGEST
FOOL who ever lived.
TUESDAY, MAY 22,
compendium of often asked questions:
happens to CHILDREN WHO DIE?
They go to heaven
2. What happens to ABORTED
They go to heaven like all other
3. Do children go in the Rapture?
Yes. All children, living or dead, will (Joel
4. What is THE AGE OF ACCOUNTABILITY?
NO ONE KNOWS FOR SURE. It varies with each
individual. That's why children should be told about
Jesus as soon as they are able to understand (which can
be as early as 4 or 5 years old) and led in a simple
prayer to receive Jesus into their hearts.
What about THE MENTALLY DISABLED?
Those who are
BORN that way, go to heaven when they die, and will go
in the Rapture.
While I don't have a Scripture
that says this in so many words, there are biblical
principles on which to base this assumption:
person BORN mentally disabled is really like a baby all
his or her life. Their BODIES may grow and become
"adult", but their mental faculties DO NOT.
Hence, the same principle of "becoming as a little
child" applies to them (Matthew 18:3, 10; Mark
Those who suffer some sort of illness
or accident and LOSE their mental faculties are a
They had the opportunity, AS
ADULTS, to receive Jesus.
If they received
Him, they're saved. If they didn't, they aren't.
What if they only lose A PORTION OF their mental
If they received Jesus, they're
If they haven't, talk
to them about Jesus as you would to a little boy or
girl, ask if they want to invite Him into their
lead them in a simple prayer.
Same goes for those who suffer from Alzheimers or
6. What about people who are IN A
While they cannot ANSWER YOU, they can
If they had not received Jesus prior
to going into that state, give them a brief version of
the Gospel, and tell them "if you want to make Jesus
your Lord, pray this along with me, and mean it with
all your heart", then lead them in a simple prayer.
While they CANNOT ANSWER, they can hear and follow
mean it in their hearts and can STILL get saved.
DO NOT give up on
them just because they're in that condition.
7. What about those in remote areas of the
have NEVER HEARD the Gospel, or even the Name of Jesus?
Every person on this earth has what we call "a
We look around and NATURE ITSELF
shows there's a God.
The Bible says that those
who seek God with ALL THEIR HEARTS --
no matter who they are, where they are, or where they
live - WILL
FIND HIM (Jeremiah
Somehow, some way, He will make Himself
known to them.
THERE'S NO EXCUSE, therefore, for
NOT seeking Him (Romans 1:19,20).
Those who seek
Him, will find Him and be saved (Matthew 7:7).
Those who don't, will
go to hell.
8. Do all
NON-Christians go to hell?
I know that's neither politically
nor religiously correct, but
it's the Truth.
That's what the Bible says.
Scriptures couldn't be clearer about this:
"Neither is there salvation IN ANY OTHER: for there
is NO OTHER NAME under
among men, by which we must be saved" (Acts
die without Jesus go
9. Is hell a FINAL destination, with no hope of
ever getting out?
Hell is a TEMPORARY
place for the unsaved.
Those who go there, will
have until THE END OF THE MILLENNIUM to repent and call
on Jesus (Matthew 12:32).
If they do, they
will eventually be saved.
If they don't,
THEY'LL GO TO THE LAKE OF FIRE FOR ALL ETERNITY, along
with Satan, his angels, the Antichrist and the False
Prophet (Revelation 19:20; 20:10, 11-15).
the LAKE OF FIRE FINAL?
Yes. No one's getting
out of there... EVER.
MONDAY, MAY 21,
If you ask most
orthodox Christians whether Jesus was human, they'll
answer "yes". In fact, official doctrine is that He is 100%
God and 100% human.
However, when you
show those same orthodox Christians, IN THE
Jesus spoke or acted AS A HUMAN,
they either START MAKING UP EXCUSES for His behavior,
or they altogether sweep His humanity under the rug.
IN THEORY, they'll
tell you Jesus was TOTALLY human. IN
PRACTICE, however, organized religion simply CANNOT
HANDLE His humanity.
Religion LIKES the
"meek and mild" version of Jesus that THEIR CORRUPT
IMAGINATION HAS FABRICATED. They LIKE the Jesus who
(supposedly) spoke in soft, meek, whispery tones.
THAT FALSE NOTION and say He spoke WITH AUTHORITY (Mark
1:22; 7:29; Luke 4:32).
COULDN'T HAVE BEEN as
soft and whispery as they'd have us believe.
THEY LIKE the
Jesus that taught to love our neighbor and even our
enemies. They LIKE the Jesus who taught to "turn the
Jesus who called the religious hypocrites of His day
"white sepulchers" because they LOOKED
clean ON THE OUTSIDE,
but were full of DUPLICITY and UNCLEANNESS
on the INSIDE (Matthew
That Jesus makes
them uncomfortable because He simply hits TOO CLOSE TO
THEY DISLIKE the
called the self-righteous, self-professed religious
intelligentsia of His day "brood of vipers",
"hypocrites" and "children of hell" (Matthew 23:33).
THEY DISLIKE the
told the Pharisees of His day that "publicans and
prostitutes would enter God's Kingdom AHEAD
THEY DISLIKE the
Jesus who made
a whip out of ropes and
threw the money changers from His temple, loosed their
cattle, un-caged their doves, and overthrew
Makes you wonder
what He'd do to TODAY'S
and feel the need to "make excuses" for, the Jesus who
called the Syro-Phoenician woman A DOG (Matthew
15:26; Mark 7:27).
Truth be told, THEY
DON'T APPROVE OF THAT
That's WHY they
NEVER SPEAK ABOUT HIM.
DON'T APPROVE OF any
Christian WHO DARES to
SIDE of Jesus.
Well, I got news for
the religious hypocrites OF OUR DAY:
THAT Jesus IS JUST
AS REAL AS the "the other Jesus": He's
just as real as the side of Him that they like to
is JUST AS SCRIPTURAL AS (actually, MORE
than the sanitized version of "Jesus" that
modern Pharisees serve up in
their broadcasts, religious gatherings, web pages, and
He is JUST AS MUCH
the Personification of Divine Love when
He says to love our neighbor as ourselves, as when He
calls that gentile woman a dog.
He is just AS
PERFECT AND SINLESS when
He made the first statement as when He made the second.
He is AS MUCH GOD when
He said one thing, as He WAS AND IS WHEN HE SAID THE
Matter of fact, He
pointedly said that THE WORDS HE SPOKE WERE NOT HIS,
BUT THE FATHER'S (John
6:45-63; 8:26-28; 14:10, 24).
He didn't say or
do ANYTHING unless He
saw it or heard it FROM THE FATHER.
better DEAL WITH IT, because THAT'S
THE JESUS YOU'RE ABOUT TO COME FACE TO FACE WITH.
He DOESN'T CARE which
facets of Him you like and which you dislike.
He DOESN'T CARE which
portions of Him you approve or disapprove.
THAT'S WHO HE IS.
Jesus is the
ONLY SINLESS human who's ever lived.
When the Church
fails to preach a human Jesus, they DO HIM A GREAT
They allow THE
WORLD, by default,
to present THEIR WARPED VERSION of Jesus' humanity --
which is usually that of a confused, self-doubting, sex
obsessed religious nut -- on Broadway, TV or the
so-called silver screen.
Enter Satan -- who
knows an opportunity when he sees one -- to
seize religion's inability to cope with Jesus'
humanity, and capitalize on it by filtering it through
many of whom live in Hollywood, California or New York,
excuses for Jesus, religious hypocrites.
the side of Him YOU "APPROVE
Who the hell are you
to JUDGE HIM, anyway?
He is God.
He is THE
ABSOLUTE STANDARD OF PERFECTION in
says or does.
You don't get to
pick and choose the portions of Jesus you like and shun
the ones you dislike.
Either ACCEPT ALL
or REJECT ALL
To Him be glory
for all eternity, worlds without end. Amen.
SUNDAY, MAY 20,
DON'T MESS WITH
The Book of
Revelation is unique in more ways than one:
It BEGINS with a
those who read it, hear it, and keep WHAT IT TRULY SAYS
ENDS with an OMINOUS WARNING for
those who MISREPRESENT ITS
"For I testify TO
EVERY MAN that
hears the words of the prophecy of this book, IF
ANY MAN SHALL ADD TO
THESE THINGS, God
SHALL ADD UNTO HIM THE PLAGUES that are written in this
And IF ANY MAN SHALL TAKE
AWAY FROM THE
WORDS of... this prophecy, God
SHALL TAKE AWAY HIS PART OUT OF THE BOOK OF LIFE,
and out of the holy city, and from the things which are
written in this book" (Revelation 22:18,19).
It's NO COINCIDENCE
that God issued this DIRE WARNING in the closing
chapter of the Book of Revelation.
NO OTHER BOOK in
the Bible has been used, misused, abused and DISTORTED
more than this priceless and orderly account of the
time of the end.
Just this week,
I've found myself STOPPING about 5 different
individuals before they "got in deeper" into ADDING or
Unless you think
that God just throws words around and DOESN'T MEAN WHAT
HE SAYS -- and if you think that, you need to REPENT
and GET SAVED -- He
gave this WARNING because, evidently, HE KNEW to what
extent His Word of Prophecy would be MISCONSTRUED.
Since I'm usually
on the receiving end, if I were to give every FALSE
TEACHING that I've heard and read, every ADDITION or
SUBTRACTION from this scriptural gem, it would take a
However, let me
offer SOME examples:
1. I can't begin
to tell you HOW MANY people have
CONFIDENTLY ASSERTED that "Revelation says" that
Babylon the Great the Mother of Harlots is New York
REVELATION DOESN'T SAY THAT ANYWHERE.
I once dared a
lady who made such false claim to PRODUCE ONE BIBLE
VERSE that made such statement. Naturally, she
In fact, THE
SAY THAT ANYWHERE...
Did she repent of
her false teaching? No. She
was ADAMANT about it.
These people are
2. I can't begin
to tell you in the past decade how many IDIOTS (sorry,
but they ARE) have told me that "Revelation
that the 7th kingdom of Antichrist will be based in
Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
SAY THAT and
the words "Mecca", "Saudi Arabia", "Islam" and
NOWHERE FOUND IN this Book.
Mohammed and Islam
DIDN'T EVEN EXIST when this Book was written.
These IDIOTS are
3. There are MANY
who teach that there's NO MILLENNIUM, no 1,000 year
Kingdom of God on earth, after Christ's Second Coming.
20, in fact, teaches THERE WILL BE.
4. There are some
who teach there's NO SUCH THING as the Rapture, the
sudden translation of believers from earth into
in fact, Revelation 7:9-14 CLEARLY SHOWS THERE IS
These people are
5. Some are now
teaching that the Rapture will take place IN DIFFERENT
and that most believers who aren't "worthy" to go in
the early stages, will remain on earth during the
claiming "a private Rapture" and personal revelation
given by Jesus in 2010, shared this false teaching with
me several months ago.
It CONTRADICTS not
only Revelation but MANY OTHER Scriptures.
Jesus would be a
pathetic "Head" of the Church (perish the very thought)
if He COULDN'T HOLD HIS OWN MYSTICAL BODY TOGETHER, and
had to rapture a HACKED UP BODY, piece by piece, over a
This person is
GROSSLY ADDING, flat-out LYING, and may have God mercy
on his DECEIVED SOUL.
By the way, I am
privileged to know someone WHO
DID experience a personal Rapture FOR REAL. I've
communicated with this amazing brother for the past 5
years. I'm talking frequent, extensive, intensely deep
communication. He's shared some tremendous truths. NOT
ONCE in those 5 years (glory to Jesus!) has he EVER
contradicted the Scriptures,
as this other person with his FAKE "personal rapture"
don't care if he claims 50 RAPTURES,
such FALSE teaching is NOT FOUND in the Book of
Revelation, or ANYWHERE ELSE IN SCRIPTURE.
6. There are many
who teach that Antichrist is NOT A MAN, but A KINGDOM,
in direct contradiction of Revelation 13:18.
They ARE ADDING and SUBTRACTING.
7. One group in
particular, INVENTED by a female religious charlatan
149 years ago, falsely teaches that the "mark of the
beast" mentioned in Revelation 13:16-18, WON'T
BE A LITERAL MARK in a person's right hand or forehead,
as Revelation EXPLICITLY says,
but rather, the mandatory worship of God on Sunday
instead of Saturday.
Not only is this
LUDICROUS, since God should be worshipped EVERY SINGLE
DAY, but is A GROSS AND RIDICULOUS ADDITION
unfortunately, teach that
Antichrist is ALREADY alive, living incognito in our
midst, and that he will rule the world for 7 years.
This, despite the
fact that Revelation
CLEARLY STATES that HE IS DEAD and will emerge from the
bottomless pit, RESURRECTED,
and people will be astonished to see him RISEN FROM THE
DEAD (Revelation 7:11; 17:8).
This, despite the
fact that Revelation 13:5 is CRYSTAL CLEAR that
he will ONLY rule for 42 months or 3½ years.
These people are
BOTH, ADDING AND SUBTRACTING.
9. But one of the
most egregious aberrations of this blessed Book is the
infamous "7-year peace treaty" that
is REGULARLY TAUGHT by self-proclaimed "prophecy
NO SUCH THING is
found ANYWHERE in Revelation or, for that matter, ANYWHERE
IN THE BIBLE.
downright IMPOSSIBLE for
the Antichrist to sign a 7-year ANYTHING with ANYONE, since
he'll ONLY emerge from the pit and reappear on the
earth for ABOUT 4 years.
When he does
emerge, according to Revelation 13:1-4, the
tribulation will be WELL UNDERWAY.
Well, wait a
minute, Revelation may not say that in so many words, but
the Book of Daniel does!
NO, IT DOESN'T.
The NIV and other
mistranslations of the Hebrew in this passage
9:27 DOES NOT SAY SUCH THING, HAS NEVER SAID SUCH
THING, AND WILL NEVER SAY SUCH THING.
Daniel 9:27 is
talking about Jesus CONFIRMING the (Abrahamic) covenant
ONE WEEK (7 years), COMPRISED OF 3½
years of public ministry at
the end of which HE DIED for the sins of mankind, ROSE
AND ASCENDED. And an
additional 3½ years (the
reign of Antichrist) AT THE END OF WHICH Jesus RETURNS
(Second Coming) to establish His Kingdom on earth,
AGAIN CONFIRMING HIS ETERNAL COVENANT with Abraham and
Two 3½ year
periods EQUAL ONE "WEEK" (or shmitah).
70-weeks prophecy has to do with
the Messiah Prince.
It has NOTHING
to do with the Antichrist: ZERO,
is NOT EVEN MENTIONED, directly or indirectly,
in that passage.
Well, aren't they
ADDING, then, to the Book of Daniel, instead of the
Book of Revelation?
They're ADDING to
warns about ADDING to other portions of the Bible, as
"EVERY WORD OF God
he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. DO
NOT ADD TO HIS WORDS, or he will rebuke you and PROVE
YOU A LIAR" (Proverbs
Those who mess
with God's Word ARE
pure and simple.
Those who mess
with God's Word are
messing with God Himself.
Those who ADD or
SUBTRACT from the text in Revelation, are PLAYING WITH
Those who have
done so unintentionally
or because of ignorance should
repent, and receive
Those who do so PRESUMPTUOUSLY,
INTENTIONALLY, and with FOREKNOWLEDGE, simply
because they want to ADVANCE their PET DOCTRINE, will
answer TO GOD HIMSELF.
And He's already
spelled out their fate.
SATURDAY, MAY 19,
I don't know, in
the natural, who you are reading this right now, but I
know one thing about you:
You are PRECIOUS to
Your soul is
PRECIOUS to Him, so precious in fact...
Why else would
He offer Himself as SACRIFICE in
Why else would
He divest Himself of His glory and come to this
Why else would
He allow Himself to have his beard pulled out, to be
punched, slapped, hit with a stick, mocked, crowned
with thorns, spit upon and savagely flogged?
Why else would
He go to the cross and
die for you?
Why else would
He spend THREE DAYS AND NIGHTS IN HELL ITSELF --
enduring hell's torment -- on
When all the while
He could have called upon LEGIONS of God's angels to
When He could have
simply said: "to heck with these rebellious, ungrateful
fools! Who needs them?"
Let THEM go to
hell. Why should I - who've NEVER SINNED - suffer in
He took YOUR sin,
YOUR death and YOUR hell upon Himself, so you could be
forever reconciled to God through Him.
Why else would
Jesus promise to RETURN and take us Home?
He LOVES YOU, SO
Jesus made you,
and DESTINED you, FOR
talking ABOUT YOU.
The ONLY WAY you
can fail is by
NOT RECEIVING HIM into your heart.
I can't promise
you that on this earth everything will always be
pleasant. But this earth existence is TEMPORARY.
Those who are IN
Christ OVERCOME this TEMPORARY world.
Your Destiny in
Christ, which He preordained before the foundation of
the world, is
You can fulfill
that wonderful Destiny which Jesus INTENDED for you, by
INVITING Him to enter your heart RIGHT NOW, or you can
forfeit all that Goodness by IGNORING Him.
is right within your reach by making Jesus your Lord.
OF Jesus is hopeless mediocrity.
FRIDAY, MAY 18,
WHO IS GOG?
during the Battle of Gog and Magog are clearly
mentioned in Ezekiel chapter 38:3-6:
Mesech, Tubal (Russia), Persia (Iran), Cush (Iraq), Put
(Libya), Gomer with all its bands (Germany and portions
of Eastern Europe) and the House of Togarmah (Turkey).
These are all listed in the so-called Table of
Nations in Genesis 10:2, 3 as being descendants of
Japheth, Noah's youngest son.
Josephus mentions the Magogites as being the Scythians
who settled in the area north of the Black Sea, or what
we know today as southwestern Russia.
remaining question is who
is this cryptic character mentioned in that chapter by
the name of Gog?
If we believe our Kabalistic friends he's none
other than former President George
W. Bush, because his name contains the letters "G" "O"
Of course, those same Kabbalistic
practitioners also claim that former Israeli Prime
Minister Ehud Olmert is the Antichrist, or Armilus,
purely because certain letters like "r", "m" and "l"
are found in his name.
I have a one-word comment
on both those theories: BALONEY!
describes THE REAL Gog as "the chief prince" or "HEAD"
(rosh) of Magog, Mesech and Tubal, which comprise
In 38:3 and 39:1 God flat-out
is "AGAINST" (ANTI) Gog.
In 38:4, He tells Gog:
"I will BRING
put hooks into your jaws and BRING
Out of where? Out of
the pit, of course,
where Satan has just spent the past 1,000 years
That's right: Gog is NONE
OTHER THAN Satan.
God is saying that after
sentencing him to 1,000 years in the bottomless pit, He
will "put hooks into his jaws" and BRING SATAN BACK for
"a little time" (Revelation
20:3) OUT OF THE PIT.
Satan will make one FINAL
attempt to topple God's Kingdom by rousing these
nations against Israel, and against Christ, who will be
ruling in and from Jerusalem.
The word Gog in
Sumerian means "darkness":
An apt name for Satan if there ever was one.
It was Satan who
covered the earth in darkness after
his rebellion, as we read in Genesis 1:2, and made it
formless and empty.
It's Satan who
brought and brings spiritual darkness,
and all manner of evil, into this world.
Moreover, Revelation 20:7-9 UNDISPUTEDLY TELLS US it's
Satan who will incite these nations, when he's released
from the pit, to coalesce and attack Israel.
After Gog (Satan) fails in his final bid to
topple the Kingdom of God, he's sent FOREVER into the
lake of fire.
God, in His great mercy, allows
him 1,000 years in the pit to mull over his attitude.
When he finally comes out, he's
not only unrepentant, but more determined than ever to
rebel against God.
If you ask me, the lake of fire is where the
creep should have been all along.
THURSDAY, MAY 17,
GOG AND MAGOG
The battle of Gog
and Magog is mentioned ONLY TWICE in the Bible: Ezekiel
chapters 38 and 39, and Revelation 20:7-10.
These are some of the most grossly misunderstood and
erroneously taught passages in Scripture.
three prevailing views in the prophecy establishment
1. That it's concurrent with the
tribulation, because of the 7 years mentioned in
2. That it takes place in the
"middle of" the tribulation.
3. That it takes
place at THE END OF the tribulation.
heard A LOT OF "I believe" -- that's the ONE THING the
prophecy establishment excels at: SPECULATION -- I've
yet to hear a satisfactory explanation FOR ANY OF the
three. In fact, ALL THREE VIEWS ARE WRONG.
battle, as clearly stated in Revelation 20:7-10, takes
place AT THE END OF the Millennium.
claim there are TWO DIFFERENT battles of Gog and Magog,
DON'T KNOW what they're talking about.
If they KNEW, they wouldn't SPECULATE.
Ezekiel 39:4-6, 11 clearly indicate that the
multitude that invades Israel is utterly destroyed.
If they are
COMPLETELY destroyed in the "first" Gog and Magog
battle, how could they possibly STILL EXIST and INVADE
ISRAEL AGAIN in the alleged "second" Gog and Magog
The setting for both
passages is the Millennium: Ezekiel
38:11 (God speaking) says that Gog will have an evil
"And you shall say, I will go up to
the land of UNWALLED
I will go to them that are AT
all of them dwelling WITHOUT
and having NEITHER
BARS NOR GATES".
This indicates AN
ABSOLUTE DEGREE OF TOTAL SECURITY.
Can anyone in their right mind EVEN REMOTELY apply such
statement to the modern State of Israel?
When there are
numerous walls and fences that they've erected to
Can anyone say
they are "at rest" when they live under CONSTANT THREAT
from Hezbollah in the North and Hamas in the South, not
to mention Iran's stated desire to "wipe them off the
When its citizens
are often assaulted, stabbed, murdered, thrown rocks
at, and when rockets are fired against them almost
ALONE, would convince any logical person that this war
COULDN'T POSSIBLY take place in our time.
The ONLY TIME when
Israel will enjoy such complete security is DURING THE
MILLENNIUM, when Jesus Himself, will rule from
Jerusalem, and be THEIR ULTIMATE PROTECTION. Amen.
clearly describe an army RIDING HORSES.
If this war took
place in our time, wouldn't they use tanks, planes,
ships, missiles, drones, helicopters, etc.?
Ezekiel 38:4, 5
and 39:9 are VERY EXPLICIT about THE TYPES OF WEAPONS
the invaders will use: bucklers,
shields, helmets, swords, bows, arrows, clubs and
If this war took
place in our time, WHY IN THE WORLD WOULD THE INVADERS
light of the ENORMOUS, state of the art, military
prowess that Russia presently possesses?
It makes NO SENSE
At the end of the
Millennium, on the other hand, it
makes TOTAL SENSE,
since we know that during that wonderful era, with
Jesus ruling the earth,
"He will judge between the nations and will settle
disputes for many peoples. They
will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears
into pruning hooks. NATION
WILL NOT TAKE UP SWORD AGAINST NATION, NOR WILL THEY
TRAIN FOR WAR ANYMORE" (Isaiah 2:4).
modern weapons will be recycled and disposed of during
Hence, at the end thereof, since
there are no more weapon factories in existence, and
since Satan is given only "a little time" (Revelation
HAVE TO resort to primitive weapons, built from scratch, as
those explicitly described by Ezekiel.
As to those who
would claim these weapons are "merely symbolic", if
they were, the Holy Spirit would have simply said
"swords" or "swords and spears" and NOT GIVEN SUCH VERY
participants are the same, the location of the battle
is the same, and the outcome is the same.
Both accounts end with the TOTAL ANNIHILATION
of the invaders.
Both accounts explicitly say
that their demise is caused by FIRE COMING DOWN FROM
HEAVEN AND DEVOURING THEM (Ezekiel 38:22; 39:6;
Well, what about the "7 years"
mentioned in Ezekiel 39:9, during which Israelites will
burn their weapons?
The Millennium is
sandwiched in between TWO 7-year periods: one
just prior, which
we are in RIGHT NOW,
that consists of the birthpangs and tribulation, and
another AT THE END THEREOF, during which this burning
of weapons and the White Throne Judgment both take
place (Revelation 20:11-15).
The VERY FACT that
they can use such weapons FOR FUEL and can burn them without
SHOULD BE A TIP-OFF as to the type of weapons they'll
use, and what prophetic era this all takes place in.
To say these are "two different battles" of Gog and
Magog, that take place at different times, is simply
WEDNESDAY, MAY 16,
WHY US ?
Are we the
generation that will experience the Rapture and Second
Coming of Jesus?
One unique characteristic of
the Book of Revelation is that every
generation has thought it applied to them.
Around the first millennium A.D. there was
widespread expectation that Jesus would return.
Paul and John thought He would return in the first
How, then, can we be
sure that WE ARE the generation that will witness most
of its predictions? How can we be sure we are living at
"the end of the age" which our Lord so eloquently
There are MANY reasons. They include:
There's a long, sustained tradition in both Judaism and
Christianity that Jesus would return in the 6th
Millennium after re-Creation. We're
This tradition is not without biblical basis,
since the Lord re-created the earth in SIX days and 2
Peter 3:8 tells us with the Lord "a day is as a
thousand years, and a thousand years is as a day".
He also RESTED on
the 7th day, which would correspond to the 7th
Millennium, which will be that 1,000-year period of
REST, restoration and world peace when Jesus will
establish His Millennial Kingdom on earth, as it is in
2. It would be downright IMPOSSIBLE for
some of the prophecies in Revelation, the Gospels,
Zechariah and Daniel to be fulfilled UNLESS national
Israel had been reborn, and UNLESS Jews controlled
Jerusalem. Such things didn't exist for nearly 2,000
years, and didn't materialize ‘til 1948 and 1967,
3. Luke 21:24-36
unquestionably tells us that the generation that sees
Jerusalem no longer trampled by gentiles "will NOT pass
away" without Jesus coming in the clouds "with power
and great glory".
Jerusalem was trampled, NON-STOP, by gentiles
for 2,030 years. It hasn't been trampled since June 7,
Without a question, we
ARE that generation.
4. Daniel 9:25 says there must be a 7-week [49-year
period] FROM the word to return and build Old Testament
Jerusalem to Messiah Prince. That happened,
unequivocally, in 1967.
5. One of the conditions
for our "gathering together unto Him", as per 2
Thessalonians 2:3 is the unveiling [revelation] of the
has happened. We can now PROVE his identity,
undisputedly, with the Bible.
6. Daniel prophesied that at the time of the
end "many would go to and fro and knowledge would be
increased". What better description of cyberspace could
there be? [Keep in mind that was written 2,500 years
Computer technology makes it possible for
us to go "to and fro" throughout the world at the click
of a mouse.
7. The Book of Daniel also states
that its prophecies WOULD REMAIN SEALED [not
understood] UNTIL "the time of the end".
fact we understand them today is PROOF POSITIVE that
the Book is no longer sealed and, therefore, that
prophesied "time of the end" is here.
We cannot limit the
Word of God. There are certain aspects of it which
apply to every generation.
However, Daniel, Revelation and other
apocalyptic writings were addressed IN PARTICULAR to
ONE generation, and that's us.
been a generation that saw millions of people suddenly
and simultaneously vanish, a resurrected Antichrist
emerge from the bottomless pit, or people receiving a
mark in their hands or foreheads in order to buy or
sell, the Euphrates drying up, the death of ONE THIRD
of mankind, the sea and all the water turn to blood,
major cities in the world turning into rubble, or the
Anti-Christ massing armies at Armageddon trying to
PREVENT the return of the Christ.
or misfortune (depending on where we stand spiritually)
has been reserved for THIS generation.
will it be for you?
TUESDAY, MAY 15,
WHAT IF there
was NO JESUS?
WHAT IF Jesus
WHAT IF He'd
never come to earth in human form?
WHAT IF He'd
never died for your sins and mine?
WHAT IF He'd
WHAT IF He'd
there be TO
can't even save himself.
is NO Allah.
Buddha? THE BEST
you can HOPE for with the fat one is a series of
ENDLESS reincarnations and that, EVENTUALLY (best case
scenario), you'll end up at "Nirvana".
There are NO
GUARANTEES with Buddhism or any of other FALSE
and Mohammed ARE
you pin your hopes on
A DEAD PERSON?
DEFEATED BY death?
The world tries
DESPERATELY to find "excuses"
for NOT receiving Jesus:
1. That He didn't
Really? Tell that
to Josephus, Tacitus, Pliny the Younger, and Suetonius,
all reliable, reputable, CONTEMPORANEOUS historians who
wrote about Him.
2. That He
survived the crucifixion and went to India.
There is NO PROOF
of that, ONLY baseless, wishful thinking, grasping at
Himself told us He was ONLY
sent to "the
lost sheep of the
House of Israel" (Matthew
3. Our Muslim
neighbors claim, that He
wasn't even crucified and NEVER DIED for men's sins.
No kidding! So,
Mohammed, a demonic pedophile who
didn't even EXIST until 600 years AFTER Jesus lived, died
and rose KNOWS MORE about Jesus than
THE THOUSANDS who lived in Jerusalem in the first
century A.D. and SAW Him die WITH THEIR OWN EYES?
And He knows more
than contemporaneous and REPUTABLE first century
historians, mentioned above, who wrote about Jesus'
You can try, IN VAIN, to come up
with ALL THE LUDICROUS "excuses" you like.
After all is said
and done, the fact remains that Jesus was crucified
2,000 years ago in a VERY PUBLIC place where thousands
of His fellow Jews AND OCCUPYING ROMANS SAW
The fact remains
that THREE DAYS AND NIGHTS LATER, His
tomb was EMPTY, and NO ONE can adequately explain, TO
THIS DAY, HOW HIS DEAD BODY SIMPLY "disappeared".
The fact remains
A SINNER (we
ALL are) and you live in AN UGLY, UNJUST, SIN-INFESTED
You BETTER HOPE
there's a Jesus!
You BETTER HOPE
AND PRAY that
You BETTER HOPE
AND PRAY that
He died for your sins and rose physically!
BETTER RECEIVE HIM INTO YOUR HEART RIGHT NOW.
YOU DON'T, THE
can hope for is that YOU'LL DIE and this MISERABLE,
FRUSTRATING, SIN AND VIOLENCE RIDDLED world FILLED WITH
ghastly, earthly EXISTENCE, is ALL you'll
ever get to experience.
YOU BETTER HOPE
there's a Jesus, and that He's REAL and ALIVE, because He's
THE ONLY ONE who
GUARANTEES YOU A BLESSED, WONDER-FILLED, and ETERNAL
MONDAY, MAY 14,
I haven't thought
about our fellow believers in
terms of denomination for
MANY, MANY years.
Occasionally, however, someone
will check in and say "I'm still ___" (fill in the
blank with "Catholic", "Baptist", "Pentecostal",
"Episcopalian", "Lutheran", "Presbyterian",
Like they expect me to be
DISAPPOINTED that they're still members of that
denomination in question happens to be A CULT (which
denies one or more of the FUNDAMENTALS of the Christian
faith) NOTHING could be further from the truth.
long as YOU KNOW JESUS (have been BORN AGAIN) I
COULDN'T CARE LESS WHAT group or denomination you
Matter of fact, I've been in the ministry for a
good number of years and I CAN'T EVEN REMEMBER the last
time I asked someone "WHAT DENOMINATION do you belong
to"? Or even "WHAT CHURCH do you attend"?
only reason I know that believers of MANY DIFFERENT
groups and denominations follow this ministry is
because they VOLUNTEER that info in their letters.
One reason I gave up denominational labels MANY,
MANY years ago is because THE MOMENT you say "I belong
to THIS group" you
automatically ALIENATE all the others.
I feel VERY COMFORTABLE among Evangelicals,
Catholics or Messianics.
I've worshipped OUR
ALL OF THEM.
Do I believe EVERY JOT AND TITTLE of their
But WHAT DOES denomination, or even NON-FOUNDATIONAL
doctrine, have to do with Salvation?
Salvation is Jesus Christ, PERIOD.
ALL born again believers BELONG IN the Body of
Christ, which is His UNIVERSAL Church.
CARE WHICH group or denomination they are members of.
Likewise, those who ARE NOT born again DO NOT
BELONG in the Body of Christ (His Church) REGARDLESS of
which denomination they are in.
You could be in
a denomination that has PERFECT doctrine and BE LOST,
simply because you've never given your heart to Jesus,
and invited Him to enter.
On the other hand, you
could be in a denomination with numerous
NON-FUNDAMENTAL doctrinal flaws and BE SAVED SIMPLY
BECAUSE you HAVE given your heart to Jesus, and
EARNESTLY INVITED HIM to ENTER AND LIVE IN your heart.
Hence, our question should NOT be: "WHAT CHURCH do
you attend"? or "WHAT DENOMINATION do you belong to"?,
"HAVE YOU INVITED
JESUS INTO YOUR HEART"?
"HAVE YOU RECEIVED
HIM as Lord, Savior and God"?
Those who are born again of the Spirit BELONG
in the Body of Christ...regardless of "label"...
BELONG TO one another.
Yes, yes, I know...
That's a hard pill
even for me to swallow IN THE NATURAL, because there
are some members of His Body who THINK, SPEAK AND ACT
in very ugly and CARNAL manner.
born-again but, sadly, they still WALK IN THE FLESH.
And until Jesus appears and TOTALLY RENEWS our minds
and transforms us into
manifested sons of God,
there will be differences and dissent among us. That's
just cold, hard reality.
However, after all is
said and done, ALL BORN AGAINS BELONG TO JESUS AND TO
My FLESH (natural mind) may not
ALWAYS LIKE that Truth, but in it MY SPIRIT REJOICES.
SUNDAY, MAY 13,
"For the Lord
Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with
the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of
God: and the
DEAD IN CHRIST shall RISE first.
Then we which are alive and remain SHALL BE CAUGHT UP TOGETHER
WITH THEM in
the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall
we ever be with the Lord" (1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17).
How many times
have we read that verse of Scripture with our
"religious glasses", or sat in the pew listening to a
says that, when the Rapture happens, "the dead in
Christ will GO UP first"?
No, no, no, NO.
AT ALL what
that Scripture says.
happened when Jesus rose from the dead?
is an extremely important, yet seldom taught, passage
in the Gospels:
"And when Jesus
had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his
At that moment the
curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to
bottom. The earth shook and the rocks split. The tombs
broke open and THE
BODIES of many holy people who had died WERE RAISED TO
They came out of the tombs, and after
Jesus' resurrection they went into the holy city and
APPEARED TO many people".
That's EXACTLY what'll
happen when our Lord reappears.
The dead in Christ
RISE (from the dead) first...
Then (once THEY
have risen from death to LIFE)... we who (already) are
be caught up TOGETHER WITH THEM to
meet the Lord in the air...
That's why it says
"we will not PRECEDE them"; nor will they precede us. We
ALL go up TOGETHER.
This means we will
see Jesus, FIRST AND FOREMOST, and we
will see the former "dead in Christ" RISEN AND ALIVE,
even if for just a few minutes or seconds, BEFORE we
Of course, we'll get to spend eternity with
THE WHOLE BODY OF CHRIST MUST BE
ALIVE before it [the Body] can be caught up into The
Head, Christ Jesus (Ephesians 1:20-23).
Jesus would never
catch up a partially dead Body: There's NO DEATH in
ENTIRE Body (Church) must be ALIVE prior to lift off.
Jesus would never
catch up a DISMEMBERED BODY, EITHER.
He would not catch
up arms and legs first, then the shoulders, then the
torso. That doesn't even make sense.
When He rose, MANY
(not all) Old Testament SAINTS ROSE, went into
Jerusalem, APPEARED TO many, THEN ASCENDED with Him.
The other Old
Testament saints, plus
all the saints who have died in the past two thousand
years will rise from the dead, AND APPEAR TO MANY, once
DO YOU REALIZE
WHAT THAT MEANS?
All our loved ones
who've died in the faith will RISE FROM THE DEAD!!!
THEY ARE ALL GOING
TO RISE AND BECOME
VISIBLE AND TANGIBLE BEFORE ALL
OF US TOGETHER GO UP (ascend) into Him WHO IS OUR LIFE.
We will SEE THEM
prior to our
Isn't that what
Jesus Himself taught in John 5:28?
"Marvel not at
this: for the hour is coming, in which ALL
that are in the graves shall hear His Voice, and shall
That's why the
Lord Himself shall descend from heaven WITH A SHOUT.
He's CALLING THE
DEAD FORTH from their graves!
Isn't that what He
did with Lazarus?
Had He NOT
preceded the command "come forth", with the name
"Lazarus", ALL the faithful dead would have RISEN at
What a ruckus that
would have been...
Man, if THIS
doesn't make us burst forth in praises, then we're
spiritually on life support. HalleluYah!
Praise Him who is
THE LOVE OF OUR LIFE!
Praise Him who is
THE Resurrection and THE Life!
Praise Him who
Praise Him is who
is now and forever THE HEAD of His Body.
No wonder first
Corinthians 15:54 says that, when this happens, "death
will be SWALLOWED UP in VICTORY".
SATURDAY, MAY 12,
The LEGEND of
Saint Christopher dates back to the 6th century A.D.
Just so we're all
is A LEGEND. It
is NOT Scripture. But
all legends contain, and are based on, SOME factual
The name "Christopher"
means CHRIST CARRIER.
We know he was a
Christian martyr who lived in the third century A.D.
and was sentenced to death during the reign of Roman
Emperor Dacian. That
much is true.
The REST of the
legend goes like this:
He was a VERY TALL
Canaanite, measuring 7.5 feet, and with a fearsome
Imagine what the
Miami Heat could do with a guy like that playing
While serving the
king of Canaan, thoughts came that he should go and
serve "THE GREATEST KING THERE WAS".
He went to the
king who was reputed to be the greatest, but one day he
saw the king cross himself at the mention of the devil.
Realizing that the
king feared the devil,
he went to look for the devil.
He came across a
man who claimed to be the devil, so Christopher decided
to serve him; but when he saw his new master avoid a
wayside cross, HE
FOUND OUT THAT THE DEVIL FEARED Christ.
He left him and
asked different people where
to find Christ.
He met a hermit
who instructed him in the Christian faith. He received
Jesus into his heart.
BORN-AGAIN Christopher asked him how he could serve
suggested fasting and prayer, but Christopher couldn't
see himself performing that service.
I guess giving up
pizza and ice cream was hard even back then...
The hermit then
suggested that because
of his size and strength Christopher could serve Christ
by assisting people to cross a dangerous river. The
hermit promised that this service would be pleasing to
had performed this service for some time, a little
child asked him to take him across the river.
crossing, THE RIVER ROSE CONSIDERABLY and the child
seemed as heavy as lead, so much that Christopher COULD
HARDLY CARRY HIM and found himself in great difficulty.
When he finally
reached the other side, he said to the child: "You have
put me in the greatest danger. I don't think THE WHOLE
WORLD could have been as heavy on my shoulders as you
The child replied: "You
had on your shoulders NOT ONLY THE WHOLE WORLD but Him
WHO MADE IT.
I am Christ your King, whom you are serving by this
The child then
visited the city of Lycia and there comforted the
Christians who were being martyred.
He was brought
before the local king when he refused to sacrifice to
the pagan gods.
The king tried to
win him by bribes and by sending two beautiful women to
tempt him. Christopher converted the women to
Christianity, as he had already converted thousands in
The king ordered
him to be killed. Various attempts failed, but finally
Christopher was decapitated.
We'll never know
for sure -- this side of heaven -- WHICH PORTIONS of
the legend are factual and which AREN'T, but it's a
beautiful story nonetheless.
The reason I'm
sharing it with you today IS
that you'll put a statue of him on your car's
dashboard, or hang a Saint Christopher medal from your
rear view mirror as a SUPERSTITIOUS AMULET.
ALL BORN AGAIN believers are "Christophers".
We are ALL "Christ
CARRIERS", since Jesus Himself LIVES IN each of us.
NOT ignore THE CHRIST IN YOU, AS
IF you'd never been born again.
The world needs
MANY "Christophers" to help them CROSS OVER from
the power of darkness into the Kingdom of God's dear
You're THE ONLY
Christ some people will ever meet.
Let Jesus speak,
think, act, manifest, love, AND SHINE to you, IN you,
and THROUGH you.
You can be a
Christopher and help them cross the river into the
Promised Land, or you can let them drown in the rising
river of worldliness and decay.
FRIDAY, MAY 11,
"I will pray
the Father, and he
shall give you another Comforter, that
he may abide with you forever; Even the
Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive,
because it sees him not, neither knows him: but you
know him; for he dwells with you, and shall be in you John
each individual receive
Jesus Christ into his/her heart as Lord, Savior and
Why can't we
be saved ANY
Because NOTHING ELSE, and NO ONE ELSE, can
put God's Spirit back inside you.
Sin originated with Satan, but it infected
mankind in the Garden of Eden.
God and man were
joined spiritually and
enjoyed perfect communion.
Satan succeeded in
spirit of man from God's Holy Spirit.
He did that by deceiving the woman and getting
her to act SEPARATE and INDEPENDENT FROM God.
Technically, she sinned when she ate the forbidden
fruit. But sin itself was conceived in her THE MOMENT she
SEPARATED HERSELF from the Spirit of God and
DECIDED to act ON HER OWN.
When she SPLIT from
God who IS Spirit, her
own spirit instantly DIED.
God is THE LIFE.
Hence, all who separate from Him are spiritually DEAD [John
Consequently, all of us who are Adam and
Eve's physical descendants, are born into this world
That's why the
born-again experience is ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY [John
Because being born-again or
born of the SPIRIT is the RE-UNION of our spirit with
When we invite Jesus into our hearts, His
Spirit enters and REJOINS His Spirit with ours. Our
spirit then REVIVES.
We become, once again, One Spirit with the Lord as it
was before man [Adam and Eve] sinned [1 Corinthians
That's why no
religion or religious ritual can save you.
That's why no
amount of 10
commandment keeping can save you.
That's why no
amount of WEEKLY
Sabbath keeping can save you.
That's why no
amount of "good
works" can save you.
OF THESE can PUT GOD'S SPIRIT BACK INSIDE YOU OR
RE-JOIN GOD'S SPIRIT WITH YOURS,
SO YOUR SPIRIT CAN COME ALIVE [BE BORN] AGAIN.
That's why the New Testament refers to all of these as "DEAD
That's why it takes A PERSONAL DECISION to
because it took A PERSONAL DECISION to
SEPARATE from Him.
That's why THE
ONLY WAY to be saved is
to have God's Spirit ENTER AND LIVE PERMANENTLY in our
That's why THE
ONLY ONE who can save us is
the Spirit Giver.
THURSDAY, MAY 10,
The judgment of
nations (gentiles) is one of the most neglected
prophetic truths found in the Bible.
When Jesus returns
[at His Second Coming], He will sit on His Throne and
judge ALL gentiles based on their treatment of natural
This is clearly
taught in Joel 3:1-17:
"In those days and
at that time, when I restore the fortunes of Judah and
will gather ALL NATIONS and bring them down to the
Valley of Jehoshaphat [the Kidron valley, just East of
There I WILL ENTER
INTO JUDGMENT AGAINST THEM CONCERNING my inheritance,
MY PEOPLE ISRAEL, for they scattered my people among
the nations and divided up my land. They cast lots for
my people and traded boys for prostitutes; they sold
girls for wine that they might drink...
Put in the sickle,
for the harvest is ripe. Come, tread, for the wine
press is full; the vats overflow, for their wickedness
is great. Multitudes,
multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of
the Lord is near in the valley of decision.
The Lord will roar
from Zion and thunder from Jerusalem; the earth and the
sky will tremble. But the
Lord will be a refuge for his people, a stronghold for
the people of Israel.
Then you will know
that I, the Lord your God, dwell in Zion, my holy hill.
Jerusalem will be holy; NEVER AGAIN WILL FOREIGNERS
Jesus also spoke
about this judgment:
"When the Son of
Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he
will sit on his throne in heavenly glory.
All the NATIONS
(gentiles) will be gathered before him, and he will
separate the people one from another as a shepherd
separates the sheep from the goats.
He will put the
sheep on his right and the goats on his left.
the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who
are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the
kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the
For I was hungry
and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you
gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you
invited me in I needed clothes and you clothed me, I
was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and
you came to visit me.
Then the righteous
will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and
feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink?
..."The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth,
WHATEVER YOU DID FOR ONE OF THE LEAST OF THESE BROTHERS
OF MINE, YOU DID FOR ME.'
Then he will say
to those on his left, 'Depart
from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire
prepared for the devil and his angels. For
I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was
thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a
stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes
and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and
you did not look after me'.
They also will
answer, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or
a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and
did not help you?'
He will reply, 'I
tell you the truth, whatever you did NOT do for one of
the least of these, you did NOT do FOR ME" [Matthew
nations are being judged based on their treatment of
But after the
tribulation, there will be A SPECIAL JUDGMENT for
gentiles still living here on earth based on how they
treated natural Israelites DURING THAT HARROWING time.
obviously, has nothing to do with the Church, since the
Church will be in heaven.
Gentile nations have
been forewarned by
They better warm
up to the idea of being good to Israel.
They better START
being good to Israel NOW.
God's keeping score and
NOTHING escapes His watchful eyes.
Help Israel any
There are AWFUL
consequences for those who don't.
Those who do will
be blessed and richly rewarded.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 9,
WHO ELSE AGREES ?
Once in a while
one of our new readers will ask "WHO ELSE believes as
you do?" (Concerning Bible prophecy) or "WHO AGREES
with your teaching?
Ordinarily I would
regard such questions as being a tad impertinent;
however, generally speaking, I cut these people some
The reason being,
I know EXACTLY where they're coming from.
Matter of fact, I
asked those same questions of God many years ago when
He first called me into the ministry.
I was SO NAIVE
Hard to believe
now, but there was a time, as a baby Christian, when I
thought that most Christian ministers were genuine and
WOULD NEVER do or teach ANYTHING contrary to God's Word
I really thought
Jesus and the Gospel were THE most important things to
them, instead of ministerial self-preservation and
I really thought
they would TAKE THE TIME TO SEARCH the Scriptures for
themselves, instead of taking the easy way out and
copying what someone else taught A CENTURY AGO -- no
questions asked -- just because it proved to be A BEST
I really thought
Jesus was NUMBER ONE in their lives and that they
REALLY CARED -- first and foremost -- about LOST SOULS.
Actually, SOME DO.
Those who DO tend
to be LESS VISIBLE than those who DON'T, and are
DECIDEDLY in the minority.
So, when the Holy
Spirit began to speak to my heart, show me some of
these things, then back them up SOLIDLY with the
written Word, I COULDN'T BELIEVE these self-professed
experts WEREN'T teaching them.
That was before I
came to realize that Je$u$ is HUGE BU$INE$$ and that
BILLIONS of dollars are spent by gullible Christians on
religious junk NOT WORTH the paper, plastic or vinyl
it's printed on.
That was when I
naively thought, as many of you still do, that "being
on television" makes the preacher "more spiritual",
"more knowledgeable" or "closer to God" than the rest
If that were
remotely true, untalented airhead slut Kim K. -- who's
ALL OVER TV -- would be "more spiritual" than any of
us, heaven help us.
Suffice it to say
that I now KNOW BETTER.
And if you stick
around, you'll soon KNOW BETTER, too.
What these readers
are REALLY asking,
after seeing the biblical evidence I present, is "HOW
COME I've NEVER HEARD this before when it's IN THE
"HOW COME none of
the prophecy experts teach it?"
Actually, you need
to ask those questions of my esteemed colleagues.
I can't answer for
them, only for myself.
And, for the
record, NO, I don't run these teachings by that
self-professed "walking Bible" named Jack Van Impe.
NO, it didn't even
cross my mind to ask Hal Lindsey to write the foreword
to my free book "Seed of Satan".
NO, I do not
require Grant Jeffrey's or Tim La Haye's validation,
since I have the Holy Spirit's.
And NO, I've never
conducted a survey to see who "agrees" or "disagrees"
with these teachings.
Frankly, I DON'T
The ONLY ONE I
"run them by" is THE HOLY SPIRIT.
The ONLY ONE whose
"agreement" I care about is my Lord's.
I would teach these
things if EVERYONE in the prophecy establishment
agreed, or if they ALL DISAGREED.
I would teach
these things if I had ONE reader of if I had 50
I would teach
these things IF NOT A SINGLE CHRISTIAN BELIEVED THEM.
Truth is Truth,
REGARDLESS of who "agrees" or "disagrees" with Him/it.
personally call me to teach His Word of prophecy so I
would jump, like everyone else, on the Schofield
eschatological bandwagon, or so I would rubber stamp,
then parrot, what they teach.
I wasn't called by
Jesus to be A SELLER of His Word, but to FREELY share
I wasn't called by
Jesus to promote prophetic fantasy, but prophetic
I wasn't called by
my God to copy or follow ANYONE
concerned these men and I are
all on the same team,
glory to Jesus.
concerned, we're as far apart as East from West.
TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012
Faith and politics
are TWO DIFFERENT THINGS, and should NEVER be confused
with one another.
While our beliefs
may make us more sympathetic to one political party in
particular, faith and politics should be KEPT SEPARATE.
see this very disturbing trend in the U.S. Church, to
lump the two together, where they become indistinct,
proving yet again how easily Christians fall into the
favoring lower taxes, less government, strong defense,
traditional marriage, and even being pro-life, DOESN'T
Being BORN-AGAIN of
the Spirit by receiving Jesus into your heart as Lord,
Savior and God, is THE ONLY THING that saves.
Inviting Jesus to
ENTER your heart and TRUSTING what He did to redeem us,
WILL SAVE YOU, REGARDLESS of what political party you
may or may not belong to, REGARDLESS of whom you vote
for, or even if you're undecided.
Please DO NOT
confuse one with the other.
Some of the
aforementioned policies may be desirable, worthwhile
and worthy of our support, but they,
DON'T MAKE ANYONE CHRISTIAN.
The fact Mitt
Romney and Glenn Beck -- both members of the LDS or
Mormon CULT -- share SOME of these political ideas with
you, DOES NOT MAKE THEM CHRISTIAN anymore than having
brakes and a steering wheel makes your Ford a Bentley.
Jesus is neither
Democrat nor Republican.
He's not Tea Party, Libertarian or Independent.
parties DIDN'T EVEN EXIST when Jesus walked the earth
and, if they had, He wouldn't have belonged to any.
publicans in Jesus' day (Jews who collected taxes for
In fact, what we
know today as the United States of America had not even
been discovered, and wouldn't be until 15 centuries
Which means Jesus
wasn't American. He was and is Jewish.
Jesus is APOLITICAL.
He's God, for heaven's sake!
He's SO FAR ABOVE
this world's systems!
He's SO MUCH
GREATER THAN all forms of human government. Actually,
than all forms of human ANYTHING.
As the heavens are
HIGHER than the earth, so are His
thoughts HIGHER than our thoughts, and His ways HIGHER
than our ways (Isaiah
NOT confine Jesus to
the spinning, backstabbing, compromising, wheeling and
dealing, intrigue and worldliness of politics.
You do Him, and
yourself, a great disfavor by bringing Him down to the
MONDAY, MAY 7,
THE SELLING OF
As you probably
heard, Mitt Romney is scheduled to deliver the
commencement speech next Saturday at Liberty University
Falwell, Jr. recently announced that Romney will
address Liberty graduates at the 2012 Commencement
ceremony to be held Saturday, May 12, at Arthur L.
"We are delighted
that Governor Romney will join us to celebrate
Commencement with Liberty's 2012 graduates," Liberty
Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr. is quoted as saying.
"This will be a
historic event for Liberty University reminiscent of
the visit of Governor, and then presidential candidate,
Ronald Reagan to Liberty's campus in 1980".
All I can say is
both Ronald Reagan and his father, the late Dr. Jerry
Fallwell, Sr., must
be turning over in their graves.
I'm not even a big
fan of Reagan, but Mitt Romney is
no Ronald Reagan.
Nor am I a great
admirer of Jerry Falwell Sr., founder and former
Chancellor of Liberty University, who was often savaged
by the secular media and who, frankly, brought a lot of
the ridicule on himself.
When a Christian
leader commands such political influence and media
attention and THE BEST he can offer a lost world is to
accuse the fictitious character of Tinky Winky in PBS's
children's series Teletubbies of
being "gay", you're really asking for it.
However, I knew
brother Falwell, and will say in his defense that he
was a staunch Christian fundamentalist, who would have
denounced Mormonism for the cult that it is and would
have never invited or allowed a member of that cult
ANYWHERE NEAR his students,
let alone GIVE THEIR COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS.
invitation and endorsement of Romney, his sons Jerry
Jr. and Jonathan have evidently betrayed Jesus Christ,
the Gospel, their own father, and negated the message
Jerry Sr. worked so hard and faithfully to spread.
to be fair, they
AREN'T THE ONLY "Evangelicals" to do so. Many
so-called "Church leaders" are backing Romney hoping to
trade their endorsement for political favors, should
Romney become President.
Lord knows what
"favors" have been traded between TBN and their now
frequent Mormon "celebrity guest" Glenn Beck, behind
their "partners" back.
Same goes for the
likes of James Robison, former Christian Coalition
director Ralph Reed, and Tony Perkins of the so-called
Family Research Council.
students and alumni are RIGHTLY accusing the school of
flagrant hypocrisy and OF VIOLATING ITS OWN TEACHINGS by
asking a member of the Mormon cult to deliver its 2012
By last Friday
than 700 comments had been posted on the school's
Facebook page, the
vast majority decidedly against Romney's speech and
CORRECTLY POINTING OUT that the school had taught them
Mormonism isn't part of the Christian faith.
And what was the
university's response? They took
Facebook page, giving some lame excuse about the
student comments violating its policies.
"They actually asked what
we thought, and then
they erased it," said
Janet Loeffler, a Unionville resident who is completing
her first year studying accounting through Liberty's
Loeffler said she
objects to the platform the commencement address will
give to Romney's Mormon religion.
"My objection is
religious. It's not political," she
trained us that Mormonism is A CULT."
Amen, Janet: And
kudos to all the students who are taking a stand for
Christ and the Gospel.
I hope most, if
not all of you, will
get up and WALK OUT IN PROTEST of such travesty.
I WOULDN'T vote
for Romney UNDER
if he were THE
LAST presidential candidate on earth.
When THE STUDENTS
have to tell the faculty of a "Christian" university to
STAND BEHIND their teaching,
you know it's a sad, sad day for the university and the
Jerry Falwell Jr. responded to protests with a letter
to students saying that having the presumptive
Republican nominee at commencement would "showcase the
university his father founded", thereby
outing himself as nothing more than a compromising
publicity hound and political whore.
No true believer
in Jesus Christ should want ANYTHING OF HIS "showcased"
under those conditions.
Selling Jesus out is
TOO HIGH A PRICE TO PAY for
ANY kind of
SUNDAY, MAY 6,
THE REASON YOU'RE
The reason you're
bored is you
Religion IS boring.
It's nothing but fear-based,
empty ceremony and man-invented rules about what NOT to
We have something today that first
century Christians didn't have: RELIGION
and "Christian" ENTERTAINMENT.
"Christian" entertainment is one of Satan's cleverest
So-called "Christian" networks, and
"Christian" artists, MOST "Christian" websites, forums
and videos, are simply IN THE BOREDOM KILLING BUSINESS.
They're JUST LIKE ABC, NBC, CBS, and HBO.
They provide THIRD RATE "entertainment", only in a
There's VERY LITTLE "Jesus"
if any in ANY of these.
They are Satan-invented
SUBSTITUTES for a TRUE, intimate, EXCITING relationship
with the Savior.
first century A.D. produced spiritual giants, and today
we have spiritual pygmies.
first century Church produced STRONG, COMMITTED
believers -- willing, if necessary, TO DIE for the Lord
-- and today's Church is filled with ungrateful,
pathetic and hypocritical anorexics, bloated with
religious junk food, which constantly complain about
silly stuff, but TOTALLY
MISS the important.
nothing, GIVE NOTHING, help NO ONE, yet think they are
THE REASON you're bored is you
don't have INTIMACY WITH Jesus.
Jesus doesn't want
you to have religion. He wants you to HAVE HIM. He
wants a DIRECT, PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP with you.
Jesus is THE
MOST EXCITING Being
in the UNIVERSE, bar none.
There's NEVER A DULL
we KNOW Him and
If you're bored, you
need to INVITE Jesus to enter your heart.
Once He enters, you need to CONNECT WITH HIM IN
and STAY CONNECTED.
If you're bored, I got FOUR
words for you:
DUMP religion, GET JESUS.
SATURDAY, MAY 5,
THE GREAT EXCHANGE
Have you sinned?
Have you made
Have you MESSED UP
To one extent or
How'd you like to
put ALL THAT MESS behind you and start ANEW?
How'd you like to get
rid of sin FOREVER?
How'd you like for
God Himself to DECLARE YOU righteous?
How'd you like to
KNOW that God is ON YOUR SIDE?
Better yet, how'd
you like for Almighty God to
adopt you as His VERY OWN child?
Do you realize
what it means to have God
Himself as YOUR Father?
To be given His
To be son or
the King of Kings?
To have your slate
wiped clean and EVERY
SIN TOTALLY ERASED?
To be picked up
from the gutter and become
To have God
Himself, the wisest, mightiest, Being in the universe LIVING
To be given His
To be brought up
from the pit of despair and have
PERFECT, UNCONDITIONAL, Divine LOVE INSIDE YOU AT ALL
To be VICTORIOUS
throws in your path?
To be given the
power to live A HOLY life?
He's not called
the HOLY Spirit
To be given THE
GIFT of ETERNAL
To be FOREVER
(beginning right now) in His Presence, where
there is FULLNESS OF JOY AND PLEASURES FOREVER MORE?
need to take part in The Great Exchange:
Give Jesus your
heart and He'll
give you His Heart.
Give Jesus your
sins and He'll
give you His Righteousness.
Give Him your life
give you His Life.
Give Him your
give His IMMORTALITY.
How about it?
a better deal ANYWHERE.
You could SCOUR
THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE and not find a
Why DON'T YOU
FINALLY get THE HAPPINESS you've always sought and
Why don't you INVITE
Jesus to ENTER YOUR HEART, RIGHT NOW?
Why don't you
RECEIVE Him as your Lord, Savior and God?
yourself a BIGGER FAVOR.
FRIDAY, MAY 4,
Let no corrupt
communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which
is good to the use of edifying, THAT
IT MAY MINISTER GRACE (not
LAW) unto the hearers. And grieve
not the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you are sealed unto
the day of redemption (Ephesians
If we're NOT in Grace we're in
If we're NOT in
Grace, God's Holy Spirit is grieved.
mind answering question after question after question
from baby Christians, those who have come to faith in
Christ "recently", and by that I mean 5 years or less.
Every newborn needs the sincere "milk of the Word"
so he or she can grow and develop into a strong
believer (1 Peter 2:2).
shared the faith for 10, 15, 20, 30 OR MORE years
may have questions, too, of course. But you'd expect
them to have PROFOUND questions that reflect an
intense, confident, and ever growing relationship with
They, as Paul
points out in Hebrews 5:12, should by now be TEACHERS
and have ADVANCED SPIRITUAL development and knowledge,
instead of BEING STUCK (as most still are) in the
elementary ABC's of the Christian faith.
Sadly, that is
WHERE 80% of believers ARE.
Who's to blame?
There's plenty of blame to go around:
RELIGION: Man-made denominations, which present a
"filtered" version of Jesus Christ and the Gospels, if
they preach the Gospel at all.
"CHURCH LEADERS": True leaders are called and APPOINTED
BY GOD. There's NO SUCH THING as a SELF-APPOINTED or
SELF-MADE leader in the Church.
Having a program
on Kristian TV, and a large idolatrous audience who
follows a MORTAL "leader" does NOT make ANYONE "a
speaking, although there are A FEW exceptions, IT JUST
MAKES THEM BIGGER CROOKS THAN THE REST OF US...
3. Pastors who are
more interested in promoting a social agenda of diluted
Christianism focused on "success", "positive thinking"
4. But, after all
is said and done, NO
ONE BEARS MORE BLAME than us.
It's been said
that "congregations never rise above the spiritual
level of their pastor". That is largely true, but
Because THE VAST
MAJORITY of Christians are TOO DARNED LAZY to seek
STUDY AND MEDITATE HIS WORD ON
AND EXPERIENCE JESUS ON
The VAST MAJORITY
CONTACT at all with the Holy Spirit, nor do they ever
consult Him or ask Him ANYTHING...
let alone spend some QUIET TIME JUST
LISTENING TO Him.
If they IGNORE the
VERY ONE that Jesus sent to "lead us to ALL THE TRUTH
and show us THINGS TO COME" (John 16:13) HOW
IN THE WORLD can they know or taste the deep things and
marvels of God?
Hence, they become
TOTALLY DEPENDENT ON "the pastor" for what little they
do know about Jesus and His written Word, and for the
flimsy relationship they have with Jesus.
So, WHAT GRIEVES
the Holy Spirit? Is it THE WAY we act or behave?
it our "failure" to observe the 10 Commandments or the
That's not what I
read in Ephesians 4:17-32. (It's too long to quote the
entire passage here. You can read it for yourself).
What GRIEVES THE
HOLY SPIRIT IS WHEN
WE IGNORE HIS PRESENCE IN US.
The reason SO MANY SAVED people SPEAK AND ACT SO
UGLY AND SO OUT OF STEP WITH Jesus is BECAUSE THEY
PAY NO ATTENTION WHATSOEVER TO the Spirit of Christ
they carry within.
DISREGARD and NEGLECT His Presence.
In fact, most of
EVEN KNOW WHERE
THEIR SPIRIT IS LOCATED.
Lord knows that
subject is NOT discussed in 99.9% of congregations, let
alone on Kristian TV or Christian books.
In fact - to Jesus
be ALL THE GLORY - the ONLY MINISTRY I've ever heard
explain where the spirit is located is this one.
human spirit, in which God's Holy Spirit LIVES, is
INSIDE YOUR STOMACH.
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begins with "This I say therefore, and testify in the
Lord, that YOU NO LONGER WALK as other Gentiles walk,
IN THE VANITY OF
THEIR MIND" (Ephesians
UNDERSTANDING (MIND) darkened, being alienated from the
life of God THROUGH THE IGNORANCE THAT IS IN THEM,
BECAUSE OF THE BLINDNESS OF THEIR HEART (Ephesians
..."be renewed IN
THE SPIRIT OF your
ON THE NEW MAN (or
the BORN-AGAIN spiritual man inside your spirit) WHICH,
AFTER GOD, IS CREATED IN RIGHTEOUSNESS AND TRUE
The ENTIRE PASSAGE
speaks of WALKING IN THE SPIRIT, in the inner man, the
inner Christ, instead of walking in our natural mind.
ONLY AFTER Paul
says ALL OF THAT does he go into "put away lying,
How do we "put
away the old man and PUT ON the new"? By following
"commandments"? By following "the law"?
NO. He JUST TOLD
YOU HOW, by
living in THE NEW MAN inside your spirit!!!
ATTENTION to your born-again Spirit and allowing
Him to gradually RENEW your presently unregenerate
What about what he
says about "corrupt communication"? Contrary to
religious teaching, corrupt communication is NOT using
words like "hell", or "damn" WHICH ARE FOUND IN
If they're good
enough for God, they should be good enough for us.
communication is ANY COMMUNICATION that
CONTRADICTS the INCORRUPTIBLE SEED, which is the
Spirit-inspired, holy, infallible, written Word of God.
What GRIEVES the
Holy Spirit is WHEN WE CONTRADICT His Word - either
intentionally or through ignorance - and then add
insult to injury by
IGNORING HIM and living as though He doesn't even
As though He
DIDN'T LIVE inside
As though we'd
NEVER BEEN born
Sadly, that's the
way 95% of Christians live, and that includes (EVEN
SADDER) their ministers and self-proclaimed "leaders".
Well, what about
Ephesians 5:10? Doesn't it say "find out what pleases
Yes. But let's not
ISOLATE that verse from the rest of the text.
Why don't you read
THE PREVIOUS VERSE (Ephesians 5:9) which says: "For THE
FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT is
in all goodness and righteousness and truth, proving
what is acceptable (PLEASING) unto the Lord".
the FRUIT of the Spirit, the Manifestation of the INNER
Jesus, that is pleasing to God.
Walking in the
Spirit is THE ONLY THING THAT PLEASES GOD.
The Holy Spirit IS
As I said before, NOTHING
AND NO ONE PLEASES HIM, BUT HIMSELF.
Him is when we DO NOT HAVE FAITH (trust) in His Holy
Presence WITHIN US and would rather follow man-invented
Him even more is when we ACT AS SLAVES wanting to STILL
follow "commandments" (commandments
are ORDERS and
only SLAVES take ORDERS), when all the while we should
LIVE and ACT as SONS led by our Father's OWN Spirit
Live like a FREE
SON, and Son-like behavior will AUTOMATICALLY FOLLOW.
In conclusion: If
you're SO CONCERNED ABOUT "grieving the Spirit"...
If you really DON'T
WANT TO grieve the Spirit...
ATTENTION TO Him.
THURSDAY, MAY 3,
There is NO
RIGHTEOUSNESS ANYWHERE but
"They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there
IS NO ONE WHO DOES GOOD" (Psalm
14:1; Psalm 53:1).
"Do not bring your servant
into judgment, for NO
ONE LIVING IS RIGHTEOUS BEFORE YOU" (Psalm
If we CLAIM TO BE
WITHOUT SIN, WE DECEIVE OURSELVES AND
THE TRUTH IS NOT IN US (1 John 1:8).
"But WE ARE
ALL AS AN UNCLEAN THING, AND ALL
OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS ARE AS FILTHY RAGS" (Isaiah
"There are NONE righteous, No,
NOT ONE" (Romans
Just in the past 30 days, I have done 11
this topic from different angles. Today's message is the
hopefully, THE LAST.
Why? Because I know it's a
topic that DIVIDES Christians.
are millions of
well-meaning "good Christians" that ARE DECEIVED by
Because, to put it bluntly, those who
DO NOT trust Jesus completely for Salvation ARE GOING
Yet, no matter what I say, or how I say
it, or how biblically and/or logically I approach it, next
thing that hits my eyes the following morning is some
FEAR-FILLED LETTER FROM SOME FEAR-FILLED Christian
DESPERATELY TRYING TO CLING to the law and the 10
I am pasting below the email that I sent very
early this morning to one such Christian. I have
changed his first name to "Jim" (which is NOT his real
name). It reflects my
Note to the
religious establishment who watches everything I say
like hawks: If
you want a "perfect" preacher who hypocritically puts
up a "perfect façade" -- like most of you -- you'll
have to look elsewhere. I
let my readers see THE REAL ME, warts and all.
THE ONLY REASON I'M
SAVED is BECAUSE I received Jesus Christ into my heart
and His Holy Spirit lives in me, PERIOD. I'm far from
perfect; I don't act perfect, or talk perfect. I MUST
HAVE BROKEN the law at
least 5 million times.
Not intentionally and I'm certainly not proud of
breaking it, but BECAUSE I'M HUMAN and not afraid to
ADMIT IT. Here's the email:
"I gotta tell you
Jim, It's BAFFLING to me how I can SPILL MY GUTS OUT
day after day after day preaching and teaching
Salvation by grace FROM EVERY CONCEIVABLE ANGLE, and Christians
HAVE SO MUCH FEAR,
RESIST the Gospel of Grace and LOOK FOR ANY excuse to
cling to the law and the 10 Commandments.
done MORE TEACHING on this ONE thing than ON ANY OTHER,
including Bible prophecy. And religious people STILL
DON'T' GET IT!!!
ONE sure-fire way TO BE LOST and END UP IN HELL
is to trust law keeping and 10 Commandment keeping FOR
SALVATION (Galatians 5:4).
This verse says that
if you try to justify yourself by following the law
(which INCLUDES the 10 Commandments) YOU
FALL FROM GRACE (hence YOU ARE LOST, since
Salvation is by GRACE ALONE) and Christ (perish
the thought) has
become OF NO EFFECT TO YOU.
I don't know HOW MUCH CLEARER Paul could make
it, or I could make it.
I just did THREE
CONSECUTIVE MESSAGES on that topic where I METHODICALLY
explained the how and the why and, evidently, THE WHOLE
THING JUST WENT OVER YOUR HEAD.
If the Law and
the 10 Commandments is what it takes to be saved, then
EVERY NATURAL ISRAELITE IS SAVED AND EVERY CHRISTIAN IS
In fact, if
they are what it takes to be saved, Jesus
suffered, died, and spent three days and nights IN HELL
ITSELF, FOR NAUGHT.
There... Are you happy?
The law and the 10
Commandments, as I've repeated COUNTLESS times, have
never saved A SINGLE soul -- Jew or Gentile -- AND
Galatians 2:16 BY THE WORKS OF THE LAW shall NO
justified. Which part of "NO
be justified" DON'T YOU GET???
It's ONE THING to
tell people HOW
to be saved.
It's another thing to tell people WHAT THEIR BEHAVIOR
should be AFTER
The letter to the Ephesians was written to the
Church Paul founded at Ephesus.
These people were
ALREADY saved (Ephesians
However, they were FORMER gentiles. As
gentiles, they had lived in adultery, fornication,
idolatry, dishonesty, covetousness, etc.
merely telling them how they SHOULD behave as SAVED
he tell them that they are to observe the law or the 10
he tell them that if they FAIL TO behave that way
they'll be lost.
RELIGION invented that
It's NOT found
ANYWHERE in the Bible, Old or New Testaments.
If someone asks me "HOW
can I be saved"? I'd
tell them -- and I've told them thousands if not
millions of times -- receive Jesus into your heart as
Lord, Savior and God and TRUST
WHAT HE DID, NOT what you do to
make you righteous.
new Christian asks
me HOW SHOULD I LIVE, OR HOW SHOULD I ACT after
being saved? I'd
tell them the same thing as Paul: forsake idols, be
faithful to your spouse, don't steal, don't covet,
don't lie, and don't fornicate.
Does ANY of this
behavior SAVE anyone? NO.
Does NOT following
this behavior DAMN anyone? NO.
Paul is simply
teaching them the ideal way believers in Jesus Christ
Will ANY OF US perform TO THAT
LEVEL of Righteousness ALL
THE TIME? NO.
Thank God that Jesus paid for ALL our sins and has
Thank God He put His own Spirit
(Nature) IN US. If
we seek the inner Christ and remain in our new
born-again nature, we will AUTOMATICALLY behave as
However, since our MINDS have NOT been renewed
(only our spirits), at
some point we will INADVERTENTLY revert back to the
natural mind and MISS THE MARK (sin).
You can't find A SINGLE VERSE in Ephesians that
tells them "UNLESS you behave this way ALL THE TIME,
you're lost or you've lost your salvation". NOT
In fact, the very Book you're reading, Ephesians
2:8, 9 is THE
CLASSIC verse about Salvation. It
are saved BY GRACE through
and that NOT
It is THE
GIFT of God. NOT
OF WORKS lest
anyone should boast".
Yet, you TOTALLY MISSED
that verse and chose instead to focus on verses that
tell ALREADY SAVED people what their ideal behavior
should be like.
Seems to me that YOU'RE NOT
PAYING too much attention to what you're reading.
Which part of NOT
OF YOURSELVES, NOT OF YOURSELVES, NOT OF YOURSELVES, NOT
OF YOURSELVES, don't
Which part of Salvation is THE
GIFT OF GOD, THE GIFT OF GOD, THE
GIFT OF GOD don't
When was the last time you WORKED
How much did you work
birthday GIFT or Christmas GIFT that uncle Harry gave
Which part of NOT
OF WORKS, NOT OF WORKS, NOT OF WORKS, NOT
don't you understand?
You're mixing apples with
Christians SHOULD BE
THE MOST secure people ON EARTH, yet they are THE MOST
Dear God, the
UNSAVED live in LESS FEAR than most of you guys!!!
Sorry, man. I just CAN'T TAKE IT anymore".
Bottom line to all in Christendom:
receive Christ into our hearts as Lord, Savior and
We are to trust the Holy Spirit, who
thereafter LIVES IN us, to
PRODUCE Christ's Righteousness IN us.
ONLY WAY TO
Can't say it ANY CLEARER than THAT.
Try to "please" God with your OWN EFFORT and
YOUR OWN ACTIONS (works) and
you'll END UP IN HELL.
Try to keep the law or the 10 Commandments,
Spirit of Grace, and will
END UP IN HELL.
Trust His Spirit to
MANIFEST JESUS' RIGHTEOUSNESS IN YOU and you'll
go to heaven.
If you end up in hell, it'll be ENTIRELY YOUR
Unless His Spirit determines otherwise, I'M
DONE teaching on this subject.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 2,
UNTIL CHRIST IS
FORMED - Part Two
children, of whom I travail in birth again until
Christ is formed in you"... (Galatians
whom He foreknew, He
also predestinated to be conformed to the Image of His
He might be the Firstborn among many brethren (Romans
The other misunderstood area is: O.K. Jesus paid
for my sins. He procured my Salvation. But
I should still keep the 10 Commandments IN ORDER TO
For starters, NOTHING pleases God
Repeat: NOTHING and NO ONE pleases
Secondly, there's A HUGE PROBLEM with that premise:
When we TRY TO "keep" the 10 Commandments, NOT ONLY
DO WE FAIL, but WE
SHUN THE Spirit of CHRIST, we
DISMISS the Holy One who LIVES IN US, Christ Himself,
in favor of some WRITTEN ordinance which we can't even
We are PREFERRING
the EXTERNAL commandments written in stone - which
never saved A SINGLE SOUL - TO THE INNER Christ who is
ALIVE IN US and
who will save ANYONE who comes to Him in repentance and
That's what Paul meant when he,
by the Spirit, observed that "the
letter KILLS, the Spirit MAKES ALIVE" (2
The reason Israel
was given the law, including the 10 Commandments, is
because THE NEW BIRTH was NOT ATTAINABLE in
the Old Testament since Yeshua had NOT YET come, died,
shed His Blood, risen, ascended and SENT HIS HOLY
Hence, they needed something "written"
to tell them what or what not to do.
In the New
sent HIS VERY OWN SPIRIT AND PUT HIS VERY OWN DIVINE
(God) Nature IN US!!! (2
Glory to Him for ALL ETERNITY!
Hence, New Testament believers are NOT TO cling to
the law or the 10 Commandments, or try to "observe"
them, but rather, we
are to SEEK DEEPER COMMUNION with the INNER CHRIST --
with God Himself -- who is THE ONLY ONE who CAN keep
them and HAS kept them.
There's NO RIGHTEOUSNESS ANYWHERE but
His OWN Righteousness.
As we seek that DEEPER and more INTIMATE
communion with our Savior and Lord, He
DEVELOPS His character in us, He Himself is FORMED IN
When He (Jesus) is FORMED IN US, we
don't even have to THINK about keeping any
"commandments" because HE IS THE PERFECT FULFILLMENT OF
ANY COMMANDMENT EVER GIVEN (Romans
13:9; 1 John 4:16).
When Christ is
FORMED IN US, by
we don't need to "follow" ANY commandments, God's
Commandments FOLLOW US.
As we seek deep, intimate communion with the
INNER CHRIST, His PERFECTION MANIFESTS more and more IN
US until, ultimately,
Christ Himself is FULLY FORMED and manifested in each
of us (Romans
who still CLING TO the 10 Commandments ARE REJECTING THE
TWO WAYS ABOUT IT.
They are IN ESSENCE saying: "I
can do a better job of PLEASING God and PRODUCING MY
OWN RIGHTEOUSNESS, my OWN LAWFULNESS, THAN
Christ Himself WHO
LIVES IN ME".
As Jesus Himself said, you
CANNOT serve TWO masters:
We CANNOT live both under the law, and live under
We CANNOT live in both the FREEDOM of the
Spirit (2 Corinthians 3:17) and in BONDAGE to the law
Those who still CLING TO the 10
Commandments FALL FROM GRACE.
to Galatians 5:4, becomes
"of NO EFFECT" TO THEM.
If Jesus becomes of "no effect" to any of us, it
means WE'RE NOT SAVED.
It's UTTERLY FOOLISH and COUNTERPRODUCTIVE to
cling to Commandments that CANNOT SAVE, when
we have THE TOTAL FULFILLMENT, the PERFECT OBEDIENCE
OF, those Commandments - Salvation Himself -- LIVING
...When HE IS THE
ONLY ONE who
When He is THE
ONLY ONE who
Those who TRY TO keep the Ten
ALWAYS end up disappointed and frustrated, because THEY
WON'T BE ABLE TO KEEP THEM no matter HOW MUCH, OR HOW
HARD, THEY TRY.
James 2:9,10 say that EVEN
IF we kept them all AND BREAK JUST ONE, we
become GUILTY OF breaking the
ALL IT TAKES to become "LAWLESS" is to break ONE of
the 10 Commandments DURING your life.
clinging stubbornly to the torah and the Ten
HEAP JUDGMENT (CONDEMNATION) ON OURSELVES...
According to Galatians 3:10, we
BRING A CURSE on ourselves...
Life in the Spirit is NOT a toilsome, worrisome
"did I pass or did I fail?" "Did I keep that
commandment or did I break it"?
But rather A
PERMANENT STATE OF PEACEFUL, CONFIDENT AND JOYFUL
ANTICIPATION of WHAT LAWFULNESS, what
portion of His glorious, Righteous Self, Jesus will
manifest in us EACH DAY.
TUESDAY, MAY 1,
UNTIL CHRIST IS
children, of whom I travail in birth again until
Christ is formed in you"... (Galatians
After 2,000 years of Church history, there is SO
MUCH confusion and misunderstanding about whether
believers are to observe the 10 Commandments.
Those who preach the Gospel of Grace - and, for the
IS NO OTHER GOSPEL -
are often accused of giving believers "license to sin".
be further from the Truth.
Have you EVER heard
me promote sin?
Have I EVER encouraged
idolatry, taking God's Name in vain, theft, murder,
lying, adultery, fornication, or covetousness?
Those who want to CLING TO the 10 Commandments are, for
the most part, MISINFORMED.
That's a nice way of
saying that THEY'VE
BEEN LIED TO.
Please hear this:
God's law is GOOD,
PERFECT AND HOLY. There's NO DOUBT WHATSOEVER about
God's 10 Commandments are
PERFECT and GOOD.
There's one "tiny" problem: WE
Hence, the children of Israel tried
for 1,500 years to "observe" or KEEP the law and the
NO ONE EVER kept the
torah (law) or
the 10 Commandments... UNTIL
Jesus -- praise His Holy Name -- CAME ALONG.
That's WHY Israelites needed to OFFER ANIMAL
A DAY, EVENING
AND MORNING, DAY
AFTER DAY, AFTER DAY...
They had to CONTINUALLY shed
INNOCENT blood in order to TEMPORARILY COVER
their INABILITY TO keep the torah and the 10
Then Jesus came along and (praise
Him FOREVER) FULFILLED
His OWN Law to PERFECTION on our behalf (Matthew
He was and is FOREVER
He is PERFECTION
(Righteousness) Personified (1
Since man in his natural
condition is still UNABLE TO keep God's Law, including
God's 10 Commandments, JESUS
KEPT THEM FOR US!!!
When we receive THAT SAME JESUS into our
hearts, He COMES TO
LIVE IN US!
Hence, HIS PERFECT Righteousness, His PERFECT
torah keeping, and His PERFECT 10 Commandment keeping,
ARE FREELY CREDITED TO US (2 Corinthians 5:21).
Why? Because we
now have GOD
HIMSELF, Righteousness Personified, THE
TOTAL, PERFECT FULFILLMENT of the torah LIVING IN us (Romans
10:4). Glory to Him forever and ever!
longer sees "you" or "me", or
our natural imperfections, He SEES JESUS IN us in His
supernatural, glorious PERFECTION.
The Church needs to AWAKEN TO the blessed
reality of Christ LIVING
This isn't just some figure of speech. He
REALLY AND LITERALLY LIVES IN those
of us who have been BORN AGAIN by His Spirit (John
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