TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2013
TWO WITNESSES I.D.
The identity of the Two
Witnesses is important, but non-essential
to Salvation. I
don't make a big issue about it, but some of our readers
Everyone agrees that
Elijah is one of the two. People constantly try to
convince me that the second Witness is Enoch, and NOT
Frankly, I've no big
problem with those who WANT TO believe it's Enoch, although
I'm quite certain that they're wrong. But many seem to have
a problem with me believing the other Witness is Moses.
Enoch proponents seem
to base their belief SOLELY on the fact that Enoch never
died and was translated to heaven alive. They claim
that he MUST return and DIE ONCE in order to fulfill
While I keep an open
mind, let me tell you why I don't buy the "never died"
To say it's Enoch based purely on the
"never died" issue is a moot point, since MILLIONS
if NOT BILLIONS of LIVING born-again Christians will go in
the Rapture ALIVE and WILL NEVER DIE (John
11:26; 1 Corinthians 15:51,52; Revelation 7:9).
Jesus said so Himself.
So, if it must be Enoch
in order to "comply" with Hebrews 9:27, then
ALL OF US would have to go through the same process (come
back and die at some point).
If that were the case WHAT
would be THE POINT of rapturing us in the first place? Scripture
says no such thing.
Hebrews 9:27 simply states the
norm for sinful, mortal men.
But nowhere does it say "this is some INEXORABLE law that
EVERYONE must comply with, or else".
Now let me give
you the SCRIPTURAL reasons for believing it's Moses and
I don't part fellowship with those who believe it's Enoch
1. The Two
Witnesses will perform many wonders. There's NO
RECORD anywhere that Enoch ever did any wonders.
Moses and Elijah, on the other hand, were used by God to
2. The Two Witnesses are
always tied to the rebuilding of the Temple (Zechariah
4:6-14; Revelation 11:1-3). Moses
was shown THE PATTERN of the heavenly temple by God (Exodus
25:9). Enoch WASN'T.
3. Moses is the
FOUNDER of Judaism. He's the one who gave Israelites
The Antichrist is called "the lawless one" in 2
By killing Moses, not only will
Antichrist demonstrate his legendary "invincibility", he
will be showing his
TOTAL HATRED FOR ISRAEL and utter contempt for God's Law.
Enoch lived about
1,500 years BEFORE Israel even EXISTED.
Moses and Elijah have A
- Both spent
40 days and nights on Mount Sinai (Exodus
24:18;1 Kings 19:8).
stand before the Lord [Zechariah
4:14; Exodus 33:11; 1 Kings 17:1].
Confronted Ahab (1 Kings 17:1). Moses Confronted
Pharaoh (Exod. 5:1)
Fled into the wilderness fearing for his life (1
Kings 19:3). Moses
fled into the wilderness fearing for his life (Exodus
were miraculously fed: “...bread
and meat in the morning and bread and meat in the
evening...” (1 Kings 17:6) ...meat to eat in the evening,
and bread to the full in the morning...” (Exodus 16:8, 12)
D. Both spoke
authoritatively for the Lord in his own name (1 Kings 17:1;
gathered all Israel at Mount Carmel (1 Kings 18:19).
Moses gathered all Israel at Mount Sinai (Exodus 19:17).
confronted the prophets of Baal (1
Kings 18:20-40). Moses
confronted the magicians of Pharaoh (Exodus
7:8-13, 20-22; 8:1-7). Doubtlessly, they will
confront THE False Prophet.
successfully interceded for Israel to
the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel (Exodus 32:11-14; 1
took twelve stones at Carmel “...according to the number of
the tribes of the sons of Jacob...”
(1 Kings 18:30-32) Moses
had twelve pillars set up at Sinai “...corresponding to the
twelve tribes of Israel...”
Lord accepted Elijah’s offering by sending fire from heaven
and consuming it completely. The people repented and fell
on their faces.
(1 Kings 18:36-39). Likewise, the
Lord accepted Moses and Aaron’s offering by sending fire
from heaven and consuming it completely. The people
likewise repented and fell on their faces before God. (Leviticus
J. At Elijah’s command
prophets were slain (1
Kings 18:19, 40). At Moses’ command 3,000
idolaters were slain (Exodus
K. After killing the 850
prophets of Baal, Elijah went
up to Mount Carmel to
pray. (1 Kings 18:42). After killing the idolaters Moses
went up to Mount Sinai to
pray (Exodus 32:30).
went without food for forty days and forty nights (Exodus
34:38; Deuteronomy 9:9; 1 Kings 19:8).
was given his assignment at Horeb (a/k/a
Mount Sinai) (1 Kings chapter 19). Moses was given his
divine assignment ALSO ON Mount Sinai (Exodus chapter
saw the Lord “pass by”:
Elijah from a cave on Horeb (Sinai) (1 Kings 19:9-11)
and Moses from “the cleft of the rock” also on Sinai.
saw storm, wind, an earthquake and fire on Horeb (Sinai).
(Exodus 19:16-20; 20:18; Deuteronomy 4:11; 5:22-27; 1 Kings
felt OVERWHELMED by their assignments at some point and
prayed that they might die.
(Numbers 11:10-15; 1 Kings 19:1-4).
Lord brought down fire from heaven against those who
rebelled (upon His and THEIR enemies).
(Numbers 16; Leviticus 10:1-3; 2 Kings 1:9-12).
PARTED THE WATERS:
Moses those of the Red Sea by stretching out his staff and
passed over on dry ground. (Exodus 14:16, 21-22). Elijah
the waters of the Jordan by striking the waters with his
cloak and passed over on dry ground. (2 Kings 2:8).
had successors (Joshua and Elisha,
respectively) who served them, and took over their office
and leadership after they were gone. Their
successors both parted the waters of the Jordan (Joshua
3; 2 Kings 2).
died beyond the Jordan (Deuteronomy
was also taken up from Transjordan. (2
There’s a Hebrew
tradition, although there is no concrete scriptural proof,
that as Elijah was taken up to heaven from the same area
where Moses was buried, that
Moses’ body was taken up to heaven as well, along with
Elijah, by the chariot of fire.
U. Moses' death was
shrouded in mystery, his burial place unknown (Deuteronomy
34:6). Elijah was mysteriously translated from the
same general location (2 Kings 9-18).
5. Moses and
Elijah are repeatedly presented AS A PAIR in Scripture:
they both appeared to Jesus at the Transfiguration (Matthew
17:1-4; Mark 9:4; Luke 9:30) and they
are both mentioned together in
6. The miracles described in
Revelation 11:5-6 are
SPECIFICALLY those performed by Elijah (shut
up heaven so it won't rain) and
waters into blood, and send all manner of plagues) and
NO ONE ELSE.
represents the "dead in Christ", Elijah represents the
raptured saints who will not die, but will be translated
ALIVE, instantly changed and caught up to meet the LORD in
the air (1 Thessalonians 4:16,17).
8. They WITNESSED the
Foundation of the Church (Matthew
16:13-18), and heard the Father's AUDIBLE testimony that
Jesus is His beloved Son. Both WITNESSED His
They will be the Two WITNESSES who’ll
the Church departs and reaches its heavenly destination.
9. In Revelation 11:8,
after Antichrist kills them, their bodies will lie on the
street of the great city, which is figuratively called
Why mention Egypt? Egypt
has no relation whatsoever to Enoch.
It does have a very strong, INEXTRICABLE connection to
Moses. It was Moses, after all, who
led Israel OUT OF Egypt, thus
establishing it as AN INDEPENDENT NATION.
has never appeared with Elijah before. Moses has,
Those are my reasons. They are ALL
as any objective reader will see, ROCK SOLID.
anyone can PROVE, with
that it's ANYONE OTHER THAN Moses, I'm all ears.
your "proof" is NOT SOLIDLY based on the Bible, don't even
And if you still CHOOSE TO believe the
"other" Witness is Enoch, doesn't bother me one bit:
KNOCK YOURSELF OUT.
MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2013
HIS WAY OR NO WAY
If you had committed a
serious crime, worthy under law of life in prison or even
the death penalty, went before the judge and he asked if
you wanted A SECOND CHANCE to make things right, be
forgiven, and have your record expunged, YOU’D JUMP at the
You’d say “Yes,
your honor, JUST TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT, and I’ll do ANYTHING you
Who wants to die by
lethal injection or spend his life behind bars, right?
You’d do ANYTHING
without the slightest protestation, and
AS SOON AS humanly possible.
You’d be ETERNALLY
GRATEFUL for that “second chance”, and for getting a FULL
It would mean that you
could start life ALL OVER with TOTAL FREEDOM, no baggage,
NO CONDEMNATION, and NO GUILT.
You wouldn’t have to
“SERVE YOUR SENTENCE”.
Most important, the
CONSEQUENCES of your crime would vanish FOREVER.
NEVER in your wildest
dreams would you have the ARROGANCE, not to mention the
sheer STUPIDITY, of telling the judge “well… LET ME THINK
Or: “well… I want a
second opportunity, but it’s
got to be THE WAY I WANT”.
Or: “I WANT TO get
FULL PARDON ON
Even if you had a
single-digit I.Q. you’d know that judge would be INSULTED,
throw your sorry behind in jail and you’d never see the
light of day again.
And yet, MILLIONS
OF PEOPLE have adopted THAT EXACT ATTITUDE,
not with some mortal judge whose punishment would only last
until your life on earth ends, BUT
BEFORE A HOLY, RIGHTEOUS, IMMORTAL and Almighty God, who
can throw your whole being into a lake of never-ending
If you asked most
people if they want to be in good standing with God, or if
they want to go to heaven, or have ALL THEIR SINS ERASED,
the vast majority would answer in the affirmative.
After all, who
in his or her right mind would want to go to hell, right?
OFFERED THAT OPPORTUNITY, to be TOTALLY FORGIVEN, not only
in this life, but for
too many people GIVE THE SAME DUMB ANSWERS LISTED ABOVE:
me THINK about it”.
I want forgiveness of EVERY sin I’ve ever committed, BUT
I want it MY WAY”.
want to be in good standing with God and enjoy a blissful
afterlife BUT GOD
HAS TO ACCOMMODATE MY WISHES”.
want forgiveness UNDER
want to reach heaven MY
I can almost hear Satan rolling
on the floor, laughing at your idiocy.
By His Death on the
cross, Resurrection and Ascension Jesus
Christ has FOREVER RESOLVED the sin issue, FREEING US OF
ANY GUILT OR PUNISHMENT, since He TOOK the punishment IN
Through Him – and
ONLY through Him –
God offers YOU a
FULL PARDON for EVERY
SIN YOU’VE EVER COMMITTED, ARE COMMITTING, OR WILL COMMIT.
And ALL God
asks of you is
that you receive Christ into your heart, believe He died
for your sins and rose from the dead and, from that moment
forward, COMPLETELY TRUST WHAT HE DID TO SAVE YOU.
Meet those simple, easy
requirements AND YOU GET OFF SCOT
BETTER OFFER ANYWHERE IN THE WHOLE UNIVERSE!
And yet, MILLIONS pass
that golden opportunity each day.
Millions POSTPONE those
simple requirements and SIT
ON THE FENCE.
THE GALL TO DICTATE TO GOD THE TERMS
by which He SHOULD GRANT them FULL PARDON.
I don’t know who
invented the phrase “beggars can’t be choosy”, but he or
she WAS RIGHT.
Do you want A FULL
PARDON, do you want ETERNAL LIFE, do you want TOTAL FREEDOM
FROM CONDEMNATION, AND ASSURANCE
OF NEVER-ENDING SALVATION?
It’s yours FOR
GOTTA BE GOD’S WAY.
His Way is Jesus.
His Way is
ONLY Jesus (John
OTHER Way (Acts
God will grant you ALL
THOSE PRICELESS AND MAGNIFICENT BLESSINGS, and some you
can’t even imagine, FOR
But it’s gotta be HIS
You're in NO POSITION to
You're in NO POSITION to
The choice is yours:
SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2013
DESIRE OF NATIONS
"For thus says the LORD
of hosts; Yet
once, in a little while, and I WILL SHAKE THE HEAVENS, AND
THE EARTH, AND THE SEA, AND THE DRY LAND; And
SHAKE ALL NATIONS, and THE DESIRE OF ALL NATIONS SHALL COME:
WILL FILL THIS HOUSE WITH GLORY,
saith the LORD of hosts... THE
GLORY OF THIS LATTER HOUSE SHALL BE GREATER THAN OF THE
(Haggai 2:6-7, 9).
"And I will
overthrow the throne of kingdoms, and I WILL DESTROY THE
STRENGTH OF THE KINGDOMS OF THE HEATHEN (gentiles); and I
will overthrow THE CHARIOTS, AND THOSE THAT RIDE IN THEM;
and the horses and their riders shall come down, every one
by the sword of his brother. In that day, saith the LORD of
hosts, will I take you, O Zerubbabel, my servant... says
the LORD, and will make you as a signet: for I have chosen
you, says the LORD of hosts" (Haggai 2:21-23).
If we want a recap of
what God does from Revelation 6:12 to the end of Revelation
chapter 9, THIS is it.
Haggai wrote his
prophecy in the 6th century B.C. when the Jews built their
second temple, the first having been destroyed some 70
years earlier by the Babylonians.
The previous temple had
been built by Solomon and, by all accounts, was magnificent
in wealth and splendor. This
temple seemed insignificant by comparison: so much so, that
Jews who had seen the first wept at the mental contrast
between the two.
Yet God promised through
His prophet that this
seemingly insignificant edifice WOULD SURPASS the first
temple in glory.
What Jews back then
couldn't foresee is that God would eventually move King
Herod (who excelled in building, if on nothing else) to
enlarge it and refurbish it and make it ready for God's
True to His Word, the
Lord Himself would enter that temple some 546 years later
and throw out the money changers that engaged in religious
trafficking saying they'd turn His House into "a den of
thieves" (Matthew 21:12-13).
A couple years later,
He would preach His "Bread of Life" sermon at that same
What really made the
Second Temple exceed the first in glory was
not the famed Herodian stones or architecture, but
the fact that God Himself entered its courts.
However, I submit that
while Haggai's prophecy came true with regards to the
Second Temple, the
prophecy has a more complete and final APPLICATION to OUR
"Martel, are you nuts?
There hasn't been a temple in Jerusalem for 1943 years,
you've said so yourself".
Yes, and what
did Stephen say in Acts 7:48?
Most High DWELLS NOT in temples MADE WITH HANDS". See
also Hebrews 9:11.
That's why Jesus only
VISITED the Second Temple. He never LIVED there: Never made
it His PERMANENT residence.
The PRESENT Temple of
God NOT made with hands is US, His Church, made
up of ALL THOSE individuals IN
WHOM Jesus PERMANENTLY LIVES (1
God's Glory will fill
THIS temple (His Church) AND WILL FAR EXCEED ANYTHING ever
seen in the First and Second Temples COMBINED. Glory
to Him for evermore!
"THE GLORY OF THIS
SHALL INDEED BE "GREATER
THAN OF THE FORMER".
Before the Rapture
will come THE GLORY.
Jesus' APPEARING is both
our ascension into Him, who is manifested in us, and
THIS temple wasn't built
on Mount Moriah but ON
JESUS HIMSELF (Matthew
THIS temple wasn't built
by Solomon or by Herod, BUT BY
SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2013
One thing I’ve learned
from the Bible and in over two decades of ministry is that
THE WORD OF GOD DOES
According to Isaiah
55:11, it will “NOT RETURN unto me VOID, but IT
SHALL ACCOMPLISH that which I please, and IT SHALL PROSPER
IN THE THING FOR WHICH I SENT IT”.
This ministry’s NUMBER
ONE goal is
Some have wondered HOW
we reach the unsaved with some of the UNCONVENTIONAL and
really deep messages we present.
Didn’t you say Jesus
called you to teach His Word of Prophecy?
Let me say it again: His
WORD NEVER RETURNS
Regardless of topic, I
try to work some evangelistic teaching and invitation to
receive Christ into these daily messages AT LEAST once a
week, usually more often that that.
But you’d be surprised
at SOME of the messages and TOPICS that the unsaved RESPOND
One thing which I have
marveled at through the years is HOW GOD’S WORD, whether
it's the basic Gospel or some deep Truth, WILL IMPACT
SOMEONE WHO DOESN’T KNOW CHRIST AND MAKE THEM REALIZE their
need for Him.
Here’s another thing
While most Christians
are lousy at distinguishing Truth from fiction, the world
has a KEEN SENSE for detecting who’s being truthful and
who’s laying it on REAL THICK.
They’ve been around
the block and few times and are not easily fooled.
The world appreciates HONESTY.
preachers provide SHOWMANSHIP.
If they wanted A SHOW,
they’d turn on one of the secular TV channels.
Wake up, Christians!
You’ll never overcome
the world by playing THEIR GAME.
a lost person,
CAN DO THAT.
We bring them to Jesus BY
OFFERING WHAT THE WORLD CAN’T OFFER.
What RELIGION can’t
What SECULAR EDUCATION
What sex, drugs and rock
n’ roll can’t offer.
What you CAN'T
ONE BUT JESUS CAN
Salvation and ULTIMATE
Truth (Jesus) CANNOT
Nor can He be
Speak the Truth ON ANY
LEVEL and Truth will find a way to penetrate the deepest
recesses of a person’s being.
Jesus IS the Truth.
He has never failed.
He ALWAYS TRIUMPHS.
And He will
never return void.
FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2013
What do the 2,300
days, the 1,290
the Book of Daniel refer to?
thousand years or more Jews
and Christians have been speculating about what they could
possibly point to.
Daniel 7:25 and 12:7
both plainly state that the tribulation will last 3½ years.
However, Daniel 8:13-14
says that the abomination of desolation WILL BE set up for
The King James
translation of the Bible notwithstanding (sorry, King James
fanatics, you lose on this one), the
ORIGINAL HEBREW DOES NOT say "2,300 yamin" (days),
but rather "2,300 erev
making CLEAR reference to the temple OFFERINGS that were
made TWICE each day in the evening and the morning, AS
REQUIRED BY LAW (Torah) (Exodus 29:39; Numbers 28:4).
Hence, 2,300 evening and
morning offerings represent 1,150
During those 1,150 days
not only will the AOD be standing in the third temple but,
according to Daniel 8:13, the
temple itself and what's left of the Israeli army will be
that the Second Coming of Christ takes place on Yom Kippur
2016, that would mean the AOD (statue of Antichrist) would
be placed in the temple on or about Elul 14 (August 20,
The 1,150 days would
end on Yom Kippur, 2016 when
Christ returns (Second Coming).
That brings us to the
1,290 days and 1,335 days:
Daniel 12:11 DOES NOT
say the AOD will be STANDING for 1,290 days (God forbid,
since that would be LONGER than the tribulation itself).
What it DOES SAY is
the time the AOD is set up,
THERE WILL BE (transpire) 1,290
Those 1,290 days would
bring us to Rosh Chodesh Adar, 2017.
Adar is considered the
happiest month in the Hebrew calendar, as Jews celebrate
their SURVIVAL when wicked Haman (a clear type of the
Antichrist) tried to exterminate them.
Adar 14 is when the
Feast of Purim is celebrated where Jews put on costumes,
exchange gifts, have parades and hold joyous and boisterous
45 days later (from
Adar 1, Rosh Chodesh) would bring us to the 1,335
right smack on Passover
Why would those who
reach those 1,335 days be blessed according
to Daniel 12:12?
will have Messiah Prince reigning over them,
and over the entire world, from
will see, FOR THE FIRST TIME in almost THREE MILLENNIA
(since 721 B.C), all 12 tribes reunited and re-settled in
it was when they first entered the Promised Land.
Passover is THE
FIRST Feast of the Lord in
the Hebrew calendar.
Passover marks THE
DAY natural Israel left the bondage of Egypt.
Passover marks THE
BIRTH of FREEDOM for Israelites, since it's THE DAY they
first became AN INDEPENDENT NATION.
Passover is when our
God and Savior died and SHED HIS MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD for
So, the FIRST
millennial Passover will be A SUPER-JOYOUS celebration
since they've survived the tribulation, have Jesus as their
King, and all 12 tribes are reunited.
Imagine the rejoicing of
ALL THE TRIBES making pilgrimage to Jerusalem on that
Feast, and all 12 tribes intermingling and worshiping their
King in unison.
From the Second Coming
to Passover, there will be a period of 185 days, which are
exactly 6 Hebrew months and 5 days.
During that time, Jews
in the wilderness will be rescued and brought back to
Israel and THE OTHER 10 tribes will be gathered from all
over the earth and brought back, just as God promised
through His prophet Ezekiel (Ezekiel 36:24-28; 37:21-28).
Is our Savior FAITHFUL
These numbers have
remained "sealed" for MILLENNIA, but they are UNSEALED NOW
because, as Jesus promised, these
things would be sealed ONLY UNTIL "the time of the end" (Daniel
As I just asked, IS
HE FAITHFUL, OR
Glory to Jesus!
Glory to the King of kings! Praise Him, Israel of
God! Praise Him, Body of Christ!
THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013
SMALL AND GREAT
Like most of you, I’ve
been subjected to Bible prophecy myths most of my life.
Life some of you, I’ve
had to sort through the maze of misinformation, rely on the
Holy Spirit and the written Word, to arrive at the Truth.
One of the many myths
that the Church has been pounded to the point of numbness
with is the 7-year tribulation, where supposedly, the FIRST
3½ years are simply “tribulation” and the LAST 3½ years are
There isn’t ONE word
from Genesis to Revelation about a “lesser” tribulation.
For that matter, there
isn’t ONE word in the entire Bible about a
THAT MYTH is
based on yet ANOTHER myth which
is that Daniel’s “70th week”
is still in our future.
Daniel 9:27 says, clear
as crystal that
Messiah Prince would CONFIRM the (Abrahamic) covenant IN
THE MIDDLE OF the 70th week, leaving
ONLY HALF A WEEK, or 3½ years, of that prophecy in our
In Daniel 12:7 Jesus
SWEARS BY HIMSELF (and there’s NONE HIGHER) THAT
the tribulation WILL BE GREAT and will last 3½ years.
Daniel 12:1 and Matthew
24:21-22 tell us very clearly that those 3½
years will be OF GREAT tribulation, UNPRECEDENTED IN HUMAN
So great, that were it
not for God’s mercy, NO FLESH would survive.
God’s Word says, clear
as crystal, that
there’s NEVER BEEN anything comparable to it in human
history before, NOR WILL THERE EVER BE after:
BE GREAT TRIBULATION,
such as WAS NOT SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE WORLD TO THIS
NOR EVER SHALL BE”
There’s NO SUCH THING
as “tribulation” and “great tribulation”.
There are BIRTHPANGS followed
by 3½ years of HORRENDOUS HELL ON EARTH or GREAT
They, in turn, are
followed by the
Second Coming of Christ and His eternal Kingdom of which
there will be NO END.
What lies ahead is a
3½-year of INDESCRIBABLE SUFFERING, followed by a Utopian
Era when Jesus will reign.
Jesus WILL REIGN FOREVER whether
people want Him to reign or not (Isaiah 9:7; Daniel
2:44; Luke 1:33).
That’s A FACT.
You may COUNT
Since Jesus will reign
ANYWAY, I’d seek His Face and get right with Him RIGHT NOW,
if I were you.
May you have the Grace
and Wisdom to do so.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013
WHEN THESE THINGS BEGIN
will show WONDERS IN THE HEAVENS and
in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.
THE SUN SHALL BE TURNED
INTO DARKNESS, AND THE MOON INTO BLOOD, BEFORE the
great and the terrible day of the LORD comes.
shall come to pass, that WHOEVER
shall call on the name of the LORD SHALL BE SAVED: for
in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the
LORD has said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call"
WITH the tribulation of
those days SHALL THE
SUN BE DARKENED, AND THE MOON SHALL NOT GIVE ITS LIGHT, AND
THE STARS SHALL FALL FROM HEAVEN, AND THE POWERS OF THE
HEAVENS SHALL BE SHAKEN:
And then SHALL
APPEAR THE SIGN OF THE SON OF MAN IN HEAVEN:
and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and THEY
SHALL SEE the Son of man coming
in the clouds of heaven with
power and great glory.
SHALL SEND HIS ANGELS WITH A GREAT SOUND OF A TRUMPET, AND
THEY SHALL GATHER TOGETHER HIS ELECT FROM
THE FOUR WINDS, FROM ONE END OF HEAVEN TO THE OTHER"
SHALL BE SIGNS IN THE SUN, AND IN THE MOON, AND IN THE
and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity;
the sea and the waves roaring;
failing them for fear, and for looking toward those things
which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven
shall be shaken.
And then SHALL
THEY SEE the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and
THESE THINGS BEGIN to
come to pass, then LOOK
UP, AND LIFT UP YOUR HEADS; FOR YOUR REDEMPTION DRAWS NEAR (Luke
Like it or not, YOU
will see Jesus.
Believers will see
Unbelievers will see
Those who LOVE Him
will see Him.
So will those who HATE
Every eye shall see Him (Revelation
Some people can't wait
for Him to appear and take us Home.
Others want nothing to
do with Him and would rather He didn't appear, or even
God's Word tells us WHAT
WILL HAPPEN JUST PRIOR to His Appearing.
NOT to seek "signs", we are to SEEK HIM - ALWAYS.
If you're NOT
BORN-AGAIN, it will be your FINAL CHANCE to
be saved and be taken to heaven BEFORE all hell breaks
loose on earth.
Call on Jesus and He
WILL SAVE YOU, and DELIVER YOU, even in those FINAL
If you are a
born-again believer, LOOK FOR JESUS.
Don't seek "the
Seek His APPEARING.
When these things BEGIN to
happen, KNOW that your Redemption (Jesus) DRAWS near.
Whether you're a
believer or an unbeliever, SEEK
JESUS WITH ALL YOUR HEART.
TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2013
MADE OF JESUS
"ALL THINGS were made BY
HIM and WITHOUT
Him WAS NOT ANYTHING MADE that
was made" (John 1:3).
"All things" would
include ALL PEOPLE.
That means that YOU
were made by the Word of God (by
Jesus) and you
were MADE OF Jesus.
If you take some
apples and make apple pie, the FORM may have changed, the
FLAVOR may have changed, BUT IT'S STILL APPLE.
Likewise, if you take
a chunk of metal, and turn it into an automobile, the shape
may change, the color may change, even the FUNCTION may be
somewhat different, but IT'S STILL METAL.
Same goes for Jesus.
If you take Jesus and
make someone OUT OF HIM, that individual may LOOK
different, SOUND different, but
HE or SHE is STILL JESUS.
Body of Christ, JESUS
is WHO we REALLY are.
us the lie in
the Garden of Eden that we were "someone else".
He introduced sin into
this world when he got Eve to
doubt her own Deity (Genesis
But, in reality (as in
ULTIMATE Truth) we
are Jesus and HAVE BEEN Jesus ALL ALONG.
He is the
Word of God Incarnate (made flesh) and SO ARE WE.
We are made of the SAME
WORD, the same LIVING SUBSTANCE as He is (John
are different forms, facets, manifestations of our Creator
We are bone of His
bones, flesh of His flesh, and substance of His Substance:
"That He might present
it to Himself A GLORIOUS CHURCH, not having spot, or
wrinkle, or any such thing; BUT THAT IT (WE) SHOULD
BE HOLY AND WITHOUT BLEMISH...
man ever yet hated
HIS OWN FLESH;
but NOURISHES AND CHERISHES IT, even as the Lord the
ARE MEMBERS OF HIS BODY, OF HIS FLESH, AND OF HIS BONES:
For this cause shall a
man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto
his wife, and THEY
TWO SHALL BE ONE FLESH.
This is A GREAT
I speak concerning Christ and the Church" (Ephesians
We ARE His Body, not
just figuratively, BUT LITERALLY.
He is us and we are
Hence, Jesus is NOT
God's "only" Son. He WAS God's "only begotten Son" BEFORE
Calvary, the Resurrection and the Ascension (John 3:16).
After those momentous
events, He is called "the
FIRST begotten of
the Father" (Hebrews 1:6; Revelation 1:5).
Jesus is God THE SON.
He is THE FIRST Son of
FIRST and THE LAST of
SONS OF God.
There's a Second Son,
and a third, a fourth, a fifth, and so on.
Pentecost 33 A.D. there are MANY sons of God on earth.
sons of God, the Jesuses of God, pre-existed IN HIM (in
Christ) PRIOR TO THE FOUNDATION OF THE COSMOS or UNIVERSE (Ephesians
We were chosen and
PREDESTINED in Christ Jesus for such a time as THIS.
Glory to the Father,
the Son and the Holy Spirit from everlasting to
Romans 8:19, 21-23 says
ALL OF CREATION is
eagerly awaiting the MANIFESTATION of our true selves as
SONS OF GOD.
Jesus' APPEARING is
Our glorification is
our MANIFESTATION as SONS of the Almighty (Jesuses).
Our manifestation is the
rest of Creation's LIBERATION and RESTORATION from sin
bondage, death and decay (Acts
We were created BY Jesus, FOR Jesus and
Don't let ANYONE,
least of all Satan, tell you otherwise.
Thru Jesus' Death,
Resurrection and Ascension, God doesn't just offer us
Salvation - gracious and awesome as THAT IS - He
offers us GODHOOD!
He offers us HIS
VERY THRONE!!! (Revelation
Glory to His Name!
When we receive Christ
into our hearts, we receive His
VERY NATURE, HIS VERY SUBSTANCE (2
We BECOME the Gods we
were intended to be back in the Garden of Eden.
marvelous as it is - is simply A BYPRODUCT.
Our wonderful heavenly
Father IS WORTHY OF THE VERY BEST.
Let's give Him back THE
GREATEST GIFT POSSIBLE, what He IS TRULY WORTHY OF :
MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013
NO ONE EVER KNOWS
"But of THAT DAY
and that hour KNOWS NO MAN, no, not the angels who are in
heaven, neither the Son, but the Father" (Mark 13:32).
I am so freakin' tired
of people "correcting" me about THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST
saying that "no man knows" the day or hour.
Jesus made that
THE RAPTURE, NOT about His Second Coming.
EVERYONE will know when
His Second Coming will happen.
All you gotta do is
Hebrew months from the time Antichrist begins to reign (Revelation
Antichrist himself WILL KNOW when
the Second Coming will happen. Why
do you think he gathers his armies at Armageddon AT THAT
PARTICULAR TIME? (Revelation
16:14, 16; 19:19-21) Duh.
Newsflash: Satan READS
the Bible, knows what it says (except
the portions that are sealed), and can
quote it better than 95% of Christians.
What is ridiculously
comical, utterly stupid, and borders on RETARDATION, is
that invariably these
Bible illiterates, who can't even tell the difference
between the Rapture and the Second Coming of Christ, keep
telling me to "read the Bible".
Read the Bible???
Telling ME to "read
the Bible" is like telling Madonna to be a slut, or Mike
Tyson to be a bully.
By God's Grace (Glory to
started "reading the Bible" at 12 years of age,
not because anyone asked me or told me to do so, but ALL ON
Between 1987 and 1995
ALL I DID (besides eating, sleeping and going to the
bathroom) was "READ THE BIBLE".
I have unquenchable
thirst for the
Word of God. I would do little else but STUDY IT,
LITERALLY, ‘round the clock.
To this day, I study
it and meditate it EVERY SINGLE DAY, to the point I often
awake IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT to read portions of it,
and check certain things out.
In fact, because I so
"READ THE BIBLE", because
I have TOTAL respect for God's Word, I'm about to BUST a
MYTH that's been perpetrated on the Body of Christ to the
point of BRAINWASHING.
This business of "no
one knows THE day".
In fact, by God's
about to become Myth #39 on our Home page, bringing the
Myths' total to 64.
They repeat it like
mindless, programmed zombies:
"no one knows the time", "no one knows the time".
This verse is regularly
presented in evangelical circles, and by the prophecy
establishment, as meaning that "no man knew in the first
century A.D., and NO
ONE WILL EVER KNOW".
Is THAT what Jesus
Jesus made that
statement 2,000 years ago.
He said BACK THEN that
EVEN HE, as a human who'd divested Himself of His glory and
thus of SOME of His knowledge in order to save us, didn't
Does the risen,
glorified, ASCENDED Jesus KNOW
I've also heard the
most unfortunate teaching by "evangelical" ministers THAT
JESUS STILL DOESN'T KNOW and that, when the "time" comes,
the Father "will lean over and whisper it in His ear".
I got just ONE word
for those religious ninnies:
Jesus is AS MUCH GOD AS
THE FATHER is God. JESUS KNOWS.
O.K. but "NO MAN
Jesus A MAN?
Isn't He 100%
If He WASN'T, He
couldn't be "last Adam" or
If He WASN'T, He COULDN'T
the Rapture finally happens,
THE REST OF US HUMANS WILL
KNOW THE PRECISE DAY AND
THE PRECISE TIME, WON'T
Repeat (Because I know
some of you DIDN'T get it):
When the Rapture finally
RAPTURED and even every UNRAPTURED INDIVIDUAL WILL KNOW the
EXACT DAY and HOUR when it happened.
So, the verse quoted
POSSIBLY MEAN THAT "NO ONE WILL EVER KNOW".
THAT notion, like all
the other religious crap they've filled our heads with, was
fabricated by FEARFUL religious pinheads.
The Greek verb oiden translated
"knows" is in the perfect
active indicative which
is similar to our simple PRESENT tense in English.
If I say in PRESENT
tense "I don't know", it means I don't know AT THIS POINT
If you ask me THE SAME
minutes from now,
a week from now, a year from now, OR 2,000
YEARS FROM now,
chances are THAT I
The fact I don't know NOW,
doesn't mean that I won't know THEN.
Back in the first
century, it's crystal clear that NO ONE KNEW.
Today Jesus KNOWS,
Michael KNOWS, God's angels probably know, and you
and I SHOULD know.
SPECIFICALLY tell Daniel that eschatology would
remain "sealed" UNTIL the
"time of the end"? (Daniel 12:4, 9)
That's WHY Jesus, as a
human, DIDN'T KNOW in the first century: Because He HIMSELF
had "sealed" such knowledge TO HUMANS and even to the
angelic host, 600 years PRIOR.
As A HUMAN, He played
BY THE SAME RULES AS EVERYONE ELSE.
Since He sealed that
knowledge to humans ONLY
"time of the end", that means that AT THE TIME OF THE END
(which is RIGHT NOW), at least SOME
humans WILL KNOW.
We may not know THE
HOUR, but chances are some of us WILL
KNOW THE DAY,
at least the 48-72 hour period.
So much for that
STUPID religious teaching about "date setting"...
Word of caution: That DOESN'T
since we're at the VERY "time of the end", that we go
OVER the Internet LOOKING
FOR RAPTURE "DATES".
It does NOT mean that
we go to every prophecy forum where
IDIOTIC UNBIBLICAL OPINIONS change more often than our
underwear, in search of possible "dates".
It does NOT mean that we
heed every IMBECILIC YouTube video trying TO GUESS the
IT DOES MEAN that we
go to the God's Word (Jesus), His written Word (the Bible)
and THE HOLY SPIRIT, PERIOD.
We DO NOT CONJECTURE,
we DO NOT ADD or SUBTRACT from the written Word.
don't just jump and irresponsibly blab the FIRST "date"
that pops into our heads unless we have SOLID, biblical
support and UNLESS WE'RE 100% CERTAIN.
By the way, our daily,
weekly and monthly stats show that the
very hypocrites who criticize are the same ones that
run all over cyberspace searching for "rapture date",
"rapture in 2013", "rapture today", "rapture now", "rapture
on (whatever Hebrew Feast is approaching)", "rapture April
2013", "will the Rapture happen in 2013" and other SIMILAR
That's HOW they came
upon our website.
If these DISHONEST,
hypocritical, self-righteous morons ARE SO CONVINCED THAT
NO ONE WILL EVER KNOW
the time of the Rapture - THEN
WHAT THE HELL ARE THEY DOING SEARCHING FOR IT?
THEY, in fact, KNOW
What they REALLY CAN'T
STAND is the prospect THAT
SOMEONE ELSE might KNOW.
SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2013
THOUGHTS ARE NOT YOUR THOUGHTS, NEITHER ARE YOUR WAYS MY
AS THE HEAVENS ARE
HIGHER THAN THE EARTH, so are my ways HIGHER THAN your ways
and MY THOUGHTS HIGHER THAN your thoughts"
"For it is written, I
WILL DESTROY THE WISDOM OF THE WISE, and will BRING TO
NOTHING THE UNDERSTANDING OF the prudent.
WHERE IS THE WISE? WHERE
IS THE SCRIBE? WHERE IS THE DEBATER OF THIS WORLD?Has
not God MADE FOOLISH THE WISDOM OF THIS WORLD? (1
The secular media has
(peddling, selling) one of their favorite gods (small "g"
and I do mean SMALL) all week.
I'm talking about
cosmology guru Stephen Hawking who has become one of
atheists' favorite excuses for NOT believing in Jesus.
For those who may not
know, Stephen Hawking is a wheelchair bound theoretical
physicist from Great Britain. (Where's Benny Hinn when we
resist... While I feel badly about Mr. Hawking's PHYSICAL
don't feel one bit of sympathy or compassion for his
recent, self-aggrandizing assault on Divinity.
People supposedly stood
in line for
12 hours in
Pasadena, California recently to listen to their demigod
lecture them with WORTHLESS quips and CONJECTURE SUCH AS:
"What was God doing
before the divine creation? Was
he preparing hell for people who asked such questions?"
Frankly, Mr. Hawking, what
God was "doing" is NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS. He's NOT
ACCOUNTABLE to you, me,
your lost audience, OR ANYONE ELSE.
That's WHY He's God.
Matter of fact, it's THE
OTHER WAY AROUND: YOU
are accountable TO HIM.
Or, "Our universe
DIDN'T NEED ANY DIVINE HELP to burst into being".
What Mr. Hawking CAN'T
explain, of course, is WHAT CAUSED THE BURST (or Big Bang)
in the first place.
By the way, Mr.
happened to Cause and Effect?
What happened to the
Second Law of Thermodynamics?
If it "didn't need
Divine help", WHAT CAUSED THE BURST?
After giving a brief
historical background on relativistic physics and
cosmology, Hawking discussed the idea of
a repeating Big Bang.
ASSUMING (big IF) that
his theory is true, WHAT CAUSED THOSE BIG BANGS (plural)?
Furthermore, in order to
have A BURST, especially one that humongous AND
HAVE TO HAVE SOME OBJECT, PERSON, BEING, MATTER, ENERGY or
SUBSTANCE that burst.
NOTHING CANNOT just
it's NO THING.
So, we're left with
either the "burst" or "multiple bursts" of NOTHING, which
is IMPOSSIBLE, or
WITH SOMEONE behind those "bursts".
Aaaah, but not to be
closed by outlining "M-theory" which posits THAT MULTIPLE
UNIVERSES ARE CREATED OUT OF NOTHING.
Hawking sees M-theory as
"THE ONLY BIG IDEA THAT REALLY EXPLAINS" WHAT HE HAS
I hate to rain on Mr.
Hawking's parade (actually, I
APOSTLE PAUL BEAT HIM TO IT BY 2,000 YEARS!!!
By faith we
understand that THE UNIVERSE WAS CREATED by God's Word,SO
THAT WHAT IS SEEN HAS BEEN MADE FROM THE
If atheists, consider
Mr. Hawking "a genius" then
they should consider the Apostle Paul AT THE VERY LEAST, A
And Paul is THE GREATEST
promoter and preacher OF THE Gospel and the CHRISTIAN
FAITH that the world has ever seen.
God-haters' hero took
another cheap shot NOT AT RELIGION, as portrayed by media,
AT THE CHRISTIAN FAITH,
by saying that in the 1980s then Pope John Paul II
admonished the scientific establishment against studying
the moment of creation, as it was holy.
"I was glad NOT TO BE
THROWN INTO AN INQUISITION," Hawking joked.
Horrible as the
Inquisition was, Stephen Hawking, you're
about to be thrown into something A LOT WORSE.
SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2013
LAW being A SHADOW of good things to come,
and NOT THE VERY IMAGE OF THE THINGS, CAN
those sacrifices which they offered continually year by
THE ONES APPROACHING PERFECT.
For then (if it had made
them perfect) WOULD
THEY NOT HAVE CEASED TO BE OFFERED? Because the
worshipers ONCE PURGED should have had NO MORE
CONSCIOUSNESS OF SINS.
But in those sacrifices there
is A REMEMBRANCE AGAIN MADE OF SINS every year" (Hebrews
ONE OFFERING (Sacrifice)
He (Jesus) HAS
PERFECTED FOREVER them
that are sanctified" (Hebrews 10:14).
I REMEMBER NO MORE"
In Hebrews chapter 10,
Paul draws A SHARP CONTRAST between the Law and Grace.
He calls the Law a
SHADOWS are NEVER
the real thing.
He says the
Law CAN NEVER make anyone perfect.
If it had made anyone
would have had NO MORE CONSCIOUSNESS (AWARENESS) of sin.
Instead of PURGING sin, the
Law REMEMBERS ALL OUR SINS, REMINDS US OF THEM, and
CONDEMNS US FOR THEM.
As far as Salvation is
Law simply COULD NOT - and CANNOT - get the job done.
Consequently, God made A
NEW Covenant of Grace under
would NOT even REMEMBER our past sins.
Nor would He, under the
NEW Testament, EVEN
COUNT our "present" and "future" sins against us (2
Such covenant could only
be made on
the basis of A PERFECT AND ETERNAL Sacrifice that PROVIDES
That's WHY Jesus
is THE ONLY way of
That's WHY Jesus
ALONE IS Salvation.
THE JOB DONE.
with ONE Sacrifice (Himself) WHAT
THE LAW COULD NEVER DO WITH daily sacrifices, twice a day,
day after day after day, year after year after year...
Yet we have COUNTLESS
CLINGING TO THE VERY LAW WHICH CONDEMNS THEM.
the Grace wherein THERE IS NOW NO CONDEMNATION (Romans
Talk about shooting
oneself in the foot...
Yeah, but Jesus ONLY
fulfilled the "ceremonial" part of the law, and NOT the
No, Jesus came to
fulfill ALL OF THE LAW, down
to every last jot and tittle,
and HE SAID SO HIMSELF (Matthew 5:17-18).
There isn't ONE verse
in the whole Bible that talks about a "ceremonial" law and
a "moral" law.
That FALSE and
ABOMINABLE doctrine was INVENTED by heretic Ellen G. White 150
The TRUE Gospel is 2,000
White's FALSE teaching
makes Jesus' ETERNAL Sacrifice INSUFFICIENT
to save us.
It's FALSE, blasphemous and
Matter of fact, YOU
BETTER THANK GOD EVERY DAY OF YOUR LIFE that
Jesus fulfilled EVERY
ASPECT OF the
Because if He left the
"moral" part UNFULFILLED YOU
HAVEN'T GOT A CHANCE of being saved.
Fact is, in
God's eyes YOU HAVE NO MORAL.
In God's eyes, YOU'RE
Even if you keep
"commandments" 24/7, from the moment you open your eyes to
the time you close them:
All it takes is for you
to break ONE commandment, during your ENTIRE LIFE, and
So, you better THANK HIM
for fulfilling ALL THE
Well, what is so bad
about keeping the 10 Commandments?
DON'T keep them.
Truth be told, you sin
AS MUCH as ANY OTHER SINNER in need of God's Grace, whether
you admit it or not.
B. Why would you want to
"keep" something that
RECALLS EVERY ONE OF YOUR SINS, REMINDS YOU OF THEM, AND
That's NOT ONLY STUPID, it's
C. When you do, you
REJECT the Grace of God (Galatians
FALL FROM Grace.
When you FALL from Grace, you're in DIS-GRACE.
D. You simply CANNOT
live under BOTH Grace and Law: It's
gotta be ONE or THE OTHER (Romans 11:6).
E. Christ is
THE END OF the law TO
EVERYONE THAT (TRULY) BELIEVES (Romans 10:4).
10 Commandments air ALL YOUR DIRTY LAUNDRY and
rubs it in your face.
Grace CLEANSES AND
YOUR SINS: past, present and future. God's Grace DOESN'T
remember sin or count sin.
The choice is yours
Adventists, Jehovah's Witnesses, Church of God, Church of
Christ, Judaizers, legalists.
You can be WORKERS of
TRUST YOUR OWN efforts, YOUR OWN "righteousness", YOUR OWN
commandment keeping, NEVER KNOW Jesus... and end up in
Or you can RECEIVE Jesus
into your heart, KNOW
HIM, be KNOWN by Him,
TRUST HIM TO HAVE SAVED YOU TOTALLY, COMPLETELY AND
ETERNALLY and LIVE FOREVER in Him, WHO IS HEAVEN.
You can TAKE
YOUR CHANCES with some sinful mortal's doctrine invented
150-300 YEARS AGO.
Or you can BE SURE of
TRUSTING WHAT GOD SAID 2,000 to 3,500 years ago.
You can have EVERY SIN
YOU EVER COMMITTED constantly PARADED BEFORE YOU and be
Or you can be TOTALLY
and ETERNALLY CLEANSED to the point you may CONFIDENTLY say "WHAT
I wouldn't trust any
of those Johnny-come-latelys if I were you.
FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013
AMONG THE MULTITUDE
"I will greatly
praise the LORD with my mouth; yea, I will praise Him AMONG
THE MULTITUDE" (Psalm 109:30).
"After this I beheld,
and, lo, A GREAT MULTITUDE, WHICH NO MAN COULD NUMBER, of
all nations, and tribes, and people, and tongues, stood
before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white
robes, and palms in their hands; And cried with a loud
voice, saying, Salvation to our God who sits upon the
throne, and to the Lamb" (Revelation 7:9-10).
WHO will remain on earth when
our Lord appears and raptures His Body?
WHO WILL BE AMONG THE
HEAVENLY MULTITUDE on that glorious day when Jesus - OUR
PRECIOUS Savior and Bridegroom - sweeps
His Church (Bride) LITERALLY off her feet?
WHO STAYS and WHO
Those who STAY are:
1. Those who HATE
2. Those who DO NOT
BELIEVE IN Christ.
3. Those who DO NOT
KNOW Christ, since they're NOT born-again of the Spirit.
4. Those who think
that Jesus' perfect Work of Redemption DID NOT GET THE JOB
DONE and that they need to SUPPLEMENT IT with their own
righteousness which, in His eyes and nostrils, is "AS
FILTHY RAGS" (Isaiah 64:6).
5. All satanists.
6. Those who belong to
7. ALL those who
belong to FALSE RELIGIONS. Like New Age, Scientology,
Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims.
8. Agnostics and
TRULY repent in
the final moments of this Age, and
RECEIVE Jesus as ONLY God and Savior,
The majority will perish
during those horrific 3½ years, but
not before enduring terrible, UNPRECEDENTED judgments.
Those who LEAVE with
1. ALL LIVING
BELIEVERS and the "dead in Christ".
The "dead in Christ"
the martyrs since the Early Church up to our time, and ALL
who have died in the faith.
If someone you love has
shed his/her physical body recently, he
or she will be resurrected and raptured TOGETHER WITH
living Christians (1
2. ALL BABIES AND
SMALL CHILDREN (Joel 2:16).
Although in Judaism the
"age of accountability" is considered to be 12 years old,
the Bible DOES NOT provide a specific age. Please share
Christ with your children and grandchildren IN SIMPLE
soon as they are able to discern right from wrong. Make
sure you tell them HOW SPECIAL they are to Jesus and HOW
MUCH He loves them.
3. By extension, #2
above would include all
babies who have died in the womb, at birth, or have been
4. Also all mentally
disabled individuals, since their comprehension and,
therefore, accountability, would be that of a small child.
land animals (beasts) (Zephaniah
in whom God's MOST HOLY Spirit lives (Romans
who calls on the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, and turns
to Him with ALL his/her heart, EVEN IN THE FINAL SECONDS of
Will YOU be among that
GREAT MULTITUDE REJOICING
AND PRAISING our beautiful Jesus? Or
on earth enduring the HORRORS of the tribulation?
You have THREE BASIC
1. You can REJECT
endure EXTREME TRIBULATION.
2. You can TAKE
YOUR CHANCES and HOPE that
you will be alive, awake and conscious when the Rapture
happens, and that you will have the presence of mind and
spiritual wherewithal to call out to Jesus and RECEIVE Him at
the VERY end. That's
a HUGE gamble. ALL THESE ARE BIG "IFS".
3. You can BE
100% SURE of
going to heaven by
RECEIVING CHRIST INTO YOUR HEART RIGHT NOW.
Bottom line: Jesus
LOVES YOU - UNCONDITIONALLY.
NO MATTER WHO
YOU ARE OR WHAT YOU'VE DONE, HE
WANTS TO SAVE YOU (John
WON'T force His way into
You MUST WANT
Him and INVITE
If you RECEIVE Him, there's
NO WAY He won't RECEIVE YOU and WELCOME YOU into His
I love you and would
like to see you in heaven.
This is YOUR
DON'T WASTE IT.
THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013
The Church is 2,000
years old. What
sort of reputation has it gained in its long, tortuous and
What sort of image does
the world associate with "Christians" or
"evangelicals" or even Catholics?
Let's catalog them,
money grubbing televangelist with
a funny accent, affected mannerisms and a starched
pink haired, three-wigged, silicone embalmed Kewpie doll who
only cries out of one eye?
A detestable bunch of
freaks who hate abortion, gays and lesbians, and rejoice
over their "damnation"?
Some robe-wearing, Nehru
collared religious figure who
ABUSES little boys and girls, including orphans and those
physically and mentally disabled?
corrupt, obsolete religious hierarchy that covers up such
does nothing about them, and then sweeps them under the
Who merely "transfers"
the offender to another parish so he can REPEAT his crimes
and VICTIMIZE EVEN MORE INNOCENT CHILDREN?
scrounger who will bow and fawn to secular media and
obscure the very Gospel so he can hawk his latest PRODUCT?
buffoon with a Texan drawl who "speaks in tongues" ON CUE,
and asks people to VOW money to "God" (actually, TO HIM) in
order to gain His "favor"?
As if Jesus were some
cheap street walker who turned "tricks" for a tip?
(I love you Texans,
but how did you come up with all these characters? You seem
to have more than your share).
mega-church "pastor" who preaches against worldliness and
homosexuality, participates in "pro-family rallies", and is
then caught doing drugs and engaging in the very same-sex
acts he condemns?
how the world of the 21st century views God's children.
We can complain all we
want, we can say that "not all of us fit into those molds",
we can blame the "secular media", we can say they treat
us and portray us unfairly (and there may be SOME TRUTH to
all of the above), but let's face it: MOST
OF THE DAMAGE IS SELF-INFLICTED.
Are there A COUPLE of
Christian ministers who at least present some modicum of
sanity, have reasonably good reputation, and are known for
preaching the Gospel and helping the poor?
I can only think of
two, maybe three.
I'm certain, by God's
Grace, that there are more.
they don't constantly beg for money, or preach the FALSE
"gospel" of prosperity...
don't engage in the lavish lifestyle their peers are
not involved in some sort of scandal or controversy...
not on Kristian TV every
day or night...
buried under an AVALANCHE of
GREED, LUST, SENSATIONALISM, CORRUPTION, HYPOCRISY AND
ever gets to hear about them,
their sacrifices, unselfish deeds, OR
THE TRUE GOSPEL.
The Early Church was
known for its charity, kindness, and brotherly love.
The Early Church
preached the true Gospel of Grace, not some UNHOLY,
NAUSEATING MIXTURE OF grace plus merit, or freedom plus
The Early Church
endured TREMENDOUS hardship, suffering, persecution,
torture and death:
All to get us to where
we are today.
Oh yeah, we've
come A LONG WAY in 21 centuries...
in fact, THAT
WE'VE ALREADY HIT ROCK BOTTOM.
There are ONLY TWO
good things about hitting rock bottom:
1. When you do, you
LAND ON THE ROCK (1
YOU CAN'T POSSIBLY sink ANY LOWER, THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN GO
FROM THERE IS UP.
mercy on us AND THE LOUSY, MERCENARY WAY in which we've
Holy Spirit, give us the
Grace and reproof to
repent and mend our ways.
Jesus, DO NOT TARRY
ANY LONGER, please.
What we've done with the
legacy you left us is
Will you find FAITH on
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013
Who is Jesus to you?
Is He a
great moral teacher, philosopher or religious leader?
Is He "that guy" the
priest or pastor talks about during
Is He merely the
One who died on a cross 2,000 years ago?
Is He your
denomination's INVENTED "Jesus"?
Is He your
grandma's or your mom's Jesus?
... your friend's
Jesus? Fred's or Cathy's Jesus?
He your PERSONAL Savior and Lord?
Someone else's Jesus won't do you ANY good.
me say it again: Jesus
won't do you ANY good, as long as He remains "someone
He wants to be YOUR Jesus.
He ALREADY loves
When He BECOMES YOUR PERSONAL JESUS, He talks DIRECTLY
to you, listens to you, hangs out with you, STAYS in you,
He saves you. He washes away ALL your sins.
transforms you into His own Image.
yours. You're FOREVER His.
You can't get to heaven
on SOMEONE ELSE'S Jesus.
Make Him YOUR
Make Jesus YOUR
TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2013
INTERVIEW WITH JOHN
John is the disciple
whom "Jesus loved" (John 21:20). What would the Apostle
John say if he were among us today? What
was John's message to the world and the Church?
We are taking John's
words VERBATIM as
found in the Gospel of John, 1, 2, and 3 John, and the Book
of Revelation. All Scripture quotations are taken from the
King James 2000 Version of the Bible.
John, welcome and
thank you for being with us:
Q: You were THE ONLY
disciple that stood by Jesus during His trial and
Crucifixion. While the others fled, you stood by the cross
and watched Him die. What
can you tell us about that momentous event?
is FINISHED (John
Q: Can you sum
up Jesus' Message for
us in a few words?
John: "God SO
LOVED THE WORLD that
He gave HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON that
WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM shall
not perish but HAVE ETERNAL LIFE.
DID NOT send His Son into the world TO CONDEMN the world,
but that the world THROUGH Him MIGHT BE SAVED"
Q: You were closer to
Jesus than ANYONE on earth. What
can you tell us about Jesus and His character?
John: "God is LOVE and he
that lives IN LOVE lives IN God and God LIVES IN Him" (1
Q: What is the result
of LIVING in God or LIVING in Divine Agape Love?
is NO FEAR IN LOVE; but PERFECT LOVE CASTS OUT FEAR: because
FEAR HAS TO DO WITH PUNISHMENT. HE
THAT FEARS IS NOT MADE PERFECT IN LOVE" (1
Q: Is Jesus God?
John: "In the beginning
was THE WORD, and THE WORD was WITH God, and THE WORD WAS GOD"
you totally convinced that Jesus is THE GOD, THE CREATOR of
heaven, earth and EVERYTHING that exists?
THINGS were MADE BY Him and
without Him was not anything made that was made" (John
Christ: He is THE TRUE God, and ETERNAL LIFE" (1
Q: What did Jesus say
AM the resurrection, and THE LIFE:
he that believes in me, though
he were dead, yet shall he live: And
whoever lives and believes in me SHALL NEVER DIE" (John
"This is the will of Him
that sent me, that
EVERYONE who sees the Son, AND BELIEVES ON HIM, will HAVE
and I will raise him up at the last day" (John 6:40).
"He said to me... I
am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.
I will give TO HIM THAT IS THIRSTY of the fountain of THE
WATER OF LIFE FREELY".
He that overcomes shall
inherit all things; and I
will be his God, and HE SHALL BE MY SON" (Revelation
Q: With regards to
it ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY to RECEIVE Jesus Christ into one's
heart and experience Christ personally AND INTIMATELY in
what Christians commonly refer to as the "BORN AGAIN"
"Jesus answered and
said... Verily, verily, I say unto you, EXCEPT
A MAN BE BORN AGAIN, HE CANNOT SEE the
Kingdom of God.
EXCEPT A MAN BE BORN OF
WATER AND OF THE SPIRIT, HE CANNOT ENTER into
the Kingdom of God.
That which is born of
the flesh is flesh; and THAT WHICH
IS BORN OF the Spirit IS SPIRIT.
BE BORN AGAIN"
Q: Besides Jesus, is
there ANY OTHER WAY to be saved? What
did Jesus Himself say about salvation?
am THE WAY, THE Truth and THE Life. NO
MAN COMES UNTO THE FATHER EXCEPT
THROUGH ME" (John
Q: Do born again
Christians sin AFTER
"If we SAY that we have
no sin, WE
DECEIVE OURSELVES, AND THE TRUTH IS NOT IN US" (1
"If we SAY that we have
not sinned, WE MAKE HIM A LIAR,
AND HIS WORD (Jesus) IS NOT IN US" (1 John 1:10).
Q: Does that mean that
Christians SIN CONSTANTLY and DELIBERATELY, and that they
SEEK SINNING, since they're saved anyway?
"Whoever is born of God DOES
NOT COMMIT SIN (all
the time); for
HIS (God's) NATURE REMAINS IN HIM: and HE CANNOT SIN (all
the time), because he is born of God" (1 John 3:9).
Q: Since Christians
sin even AFTER receiving Christ and being saved, what
should they do?
"If we confess our sins,
HE IS FAITHFUL AND JUST TO FORGIVE US OUR SINS, and TO
CLEANSE US FROM ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS" (1
"If we walk in the
light, as he is in the light... the
Blood of Jesus Christ his Son CLEANSES US FROM ALL SIN" (1
"If any man sin, we
have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ THE
is the propitiation (reconciliation) for our sins: AND NOT
FOR OURS ONLY, BUT ALSO FOR THE SINS OF THE WHOLE WORLD"
(1 John 2:1-2).
Q: Can a person
"My sheep hear my voice,
know them, and they follow me:
And I give unto them ETERNAL life;
shall never perish, NEITHER
SHALL ANYONE PLUCK
THEM OUT OF MY HAND.
My Father, who gave them
to me, IS
GREATER THAN ALL:
man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand" (John
Q: You wrote
but you extended the meaning of "antichrist" beyond just
one individual. What
makes someone antichrist?
"As you have heard
that THE Antichrist shall come, EVEN NOW THERE ARE MANY
ANTICHRISTS" (1 John 2:18).
"For MANY DECEIVERS
are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus
Christ has come in the flesh: This is A DECEIVER AND AN
ANTICHRIST" (2 John 1:7).
IS A LIAR but he that DENIES THAT Jesus is the Christ? He
is antichrist, that denies the Father and the Son" (1 John
Q: What is your advice
with regards to ANYONE
who presents ANOTHER GOSPEL, DIFFERENT FROM the one Jesus,
His other disciples, and you preached?
"Whoever goes beyond,
NOT IN THE DOCTRINE OF Christ, HAS NOT God. He
that abides in the doctrine of Christ, he has both the
Father and the Son.
IF THERE COME ANY UNTO
NOT THIS DOCTRINE, RECEIVE HIM NOT INTO YOUR HOUSE,
neither bid him God speed: For he that bids him God speed
IS PARTAKER OF HIS EVIL DEEDS" (2 John 1:9-11).
Q: If you could speak
to the Church at large today, what would you tell them?
"Beloved, I wish above
all things that you may prosper and be in health, EVEN AS
YOUR SOUL PROSPERS" (3 John 1:2).
"I have NO GREATER JOY
than to hear THAT MY CHILDREN WALK IN THE TRUTH" (3 John
Q: What can
born-again believers in Jesus Christ expect and look
WE ARE THE CHILDREN of God,
and IT DOES NOT YET APPEAR WHAT WE SHALL BE: but we
know that, WHEN HE SHALL APPEAR, WE SHALL BE LIKE HIM; FOR
WE SHALL SEE HIM AS HE IS"
(1 John 3:2).
Q: In closing, John,
here we are 21 centuries after Jesus walked the earth: WHAT
IS YOUR MESSAGE to the world today?
"That WHICH WAS
FROM THE BEGINNING,
HAVE SEEN with
our eyes, which we
have looked upon,
and our hands HAVE
of the Word of life;
For THE LIFE WAS
MANIFESTED, and WE HAVE SEEN IT, and bear witness, and show
unto you THAT
ETERNAL LIFE that was with the Father, and was manifested
That WHICH WE HAVE SEEN
AND HEARD DECLARE WE UNTO YOU, that you also may have
fellowship with us: and truly
our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus
that HAS THE SON HAS LIFE, and he that HAS NOT the Son of
God HAS NOT LIFE"
(1 John 5:12).
"I had many things to
write, but I will not with ink and pen write to you:
TRUST I SHALL SHORTLY SEE YOU, and WE SHALL SPEAK FACE TO
(3 John 1:13-14).
MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2013
I was recently
horrified when I heard from a homosexual transvestite who
has been following our ministry for some time and asked for
Before consulting me,
however, he had gone to his local "pastor". I
put the word "pastor" in quotation marks because THAT GUY
IS NO MORE PASTOR than I'm a nuclear physicist.
We will call the
transvestite Stacey (not his real name).
He has received Jesus
into his heart. He is saved.
He CANNOT help feeling
like he's a girl and like he wants to be a girl, and has
felt that way as long as he can remember.
He does his level best
to remain chaste but, once
in a while, he gives in to temptation and afterward feels
terrible despair and guilt.
I'm sharing this
message because there are MANY "Staceys" out there, that I
often hear from.
It also ILLUSTRATES
hypocrisy, CONFUSION and double-standard being applied by
SUPPOSED "ministers of the Good News" or Gospel.
the "pastor" and his
advice was to undergo chemical castration and, if that
DIDN'T WORK, to undergo LITERAL, PHYSICAL CASTRATION.
(I can almost see some
guys grimacing right now)...
The "pastor" EVEN
QUOTED SCRIPTURE to justify his stupid advice:
That Jesus had said it
was better to enter the Kingdom of God WITH ONLY ONE EYE
than TO HAVE YOUR WHOLE BODY thrown into hell (Mark 9:47).
He also quoted religion's
favorite anti-gay verse,
1 Corinthians 6:9-11:
"Know you not that THE
UNRIGHTEOUS SHALL NOT INHERIT the kingdom of God?
Be not deceived: NEITHER
FORNICATORS, NOR IDOLATERS, NOR ADULTERERS, NOR EFFEMINATE,
NOR ABUSERS OF THEMSELVES WITH MANKIND,
NOR THIEVES, NOR
DRUNKARDS, NOR SLANDERERS,
NOR EXTORTIONERS, SHALL INHERIT the kingdom of God.
And SUCH WERE SOME OF
YOU: but YOU ARE WASHED, but YOU ARE SANCTIFIED, but YOU
ARE JUSTIFIED in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the
Spirit of our God".
Well, WHAT ABOUT Mark
9:47? Wasn't the "pastor" quoting Scripture accurately?
Jesus made that
STATEMENT BEFORE going
to the cross, BEFORE paying
for ALL of mankind's sins, BEFORE rising
from the dead, and BEFORE ascending
He made that statement BEFORE the
New Testament HAD gone into effect.
did all of the above, Jews
were still UNDER the OLD Testament and UNDER THE LAW.
Isn't THAT what THE LAW
required: An eye for an eye a tooth for a tooth?
If THAT doesn't make
you appreciate Jesus and THE MAGNIFICENT GRACE God provided
through Him, you're hopeless.
Jesus, HOWEVER, made no
such statement AFTER fulfilling
the ENTIRE law - down to every last jot and tittle - and
rising from the dead (Matthew 5:17-18).
NO SUCH statement is
made by Jesus or His apostles AFTER the
New Testament, based on the sheer Grace of our Lord and
Savior, replaced the Old Testament (Hebrews 10:14, 16-18).
The "evangelical pastor"
in question, is
STILL STUCK IN the Old Testament.
And to be fair, he
is NOT the only one:
There are THOUSANDS OF
HIRELINGS in the "ministry" who
will tell you out of one side of their mouths that
"salvation is BY GRACE ALONE THROUGH FAITH ALONE"
of the other side CONTRADICT THEMSELVES, AND TOTALLY NEGATE
GOD'S GRACE by providing such unfortunate and draconian
They speak AS THOUGH
Jesus' perfect, complete WORK OF REDEMPTION HAD
HAD NO EFFECT AT ALL.
As though Jesus had
made NO DIFFERENCE.
As a result of the
"pastor's" advice, Stacey felt even more dejected and was
even DOUBTING HIS SALVATION.
I told Stacey that
Jesus LOVES HIM UNCONDITIONALLY (John
That upon receiving
Christ into his heart, Jesus
CREDITED HIM with being AS RIGHTEOUS AND PERFECT as Jesus
is Himself (2
Corinthians 5:21) - REGARDLESS
of how he ACTS ON THE OUTSIDE.
That Jesus, by virtue of
His perfect Work of Redemption, HAS
RECONCILED US TO GOD FOREVER, and IS NOT COUNTING our sins
against us (2
That the Salvation Jesus
provided for us IS ETERNAL, and CANNOT BE LOST (Hebrews
That there is NOW - under
glory to Jesus! - NO
those who are IN Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1).
Well, what about 1
Corinthians 6? Doesn't
it say clearly that homosexuals won't inherit the Kingdom?
It BEGINS by saying
UNRIGHTEOUS SHALL NOT INHERIT the
kingdom of God.
If Jesus HAS GIVEN US
HIS OWN Righteousness, as PROVEN ABOVE, are BELIEVERS in
Him STILL "unrighteous"?
PERISH THE THOUGHT.
It also says that
not inherit God's Kingdom.
It also lists ADULTERERS,
DRUNKARDS, and SLANDERERS.
My question to Stacey
was: if your "pastor" is right, WHY
DOES HE ONLY GIVE SUCH "COUNSEL" TO HOMOSEXUALS?
Aren't fornicators and
adulterers ALSO mentioned in that passage? Are
they NOT ALSO LISTED among those who "will NOT inherit the
Kingdom of God"?
HOW COME He doesn't tell
THEM to get castrated to
avoid committing fornication and adultery?
HOW COME he doesn't tell
slanderers to CUT OFF THEIR TONGUES? Aren't they ALSO on
WHY STOP THERE? THIEVES
are also ON THE LIST: Why not tell thieves TO HAVE THEIR
HANDS SURGICALLY REMOVED TO AVOID STEALING?
CONVENIENTLY forgot to read VERSE 11:
OF YOU (before): but (NOW, AFTER RECEIVING CHRIST) YOU
ARE JUSTIFIED in
the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God".
They WERE those
things BEFORE they
received Jesus into their hearts.
AFTER receiving Christ
they ARE NO LONGER those things, EVEN IF they sometimes ACT
on the outside as though they still were.
They are now CHILDREN OF
the Most High God. Saved by His Grace, by His GOODNESS
which NONE OF US DESERVES.
NOT EVEN COUNTING their sins against them!
Does that mean they go
out and FORNICATE ON
because they're eternally saved?
Does that mean that
go have sex ON PURPOSE WITH
AS MANY MEN as possible?
Born-again children of
TO OBEY God because we
LOVE our heavenly Father.
children of God DO
NOT SEEK SINNING ON PURPOSE.
We sin because we are
human, the flesh is weak, and sometimes
have TEMPORARY LAPSES, or MOMENTS OF weakness.
The VERY FACT that
SO BADLY after giving in to those sexual urges PROVES that
he is saved.
If he wasn't, HE
WOULDN'T CARE and WOULD express his carnal passions freely
Bottom line: This
"pastor" HAD MORE FAITH in homosexuality's ability to DAMN
US, than in Jesus' Blood TO SAVE US.
Apparently, ALL THE
OTHER SINS ON THE LIST were O.K. with him.
In his VERY DIM view, homosexuality
is the "unpardonable" sin.
He should read Matthew
12:31-32, where Jesus Himself says THAT EVERY
SIN WILL BE FORGIVEN except REJECTION
SUNDAY, APRIL 14, 2013
NOTHING TO PROVE
In Matthew 4:4, after
Jesus had fasted 40 days and nights in the desert, Satan
tempted Jesus and presented Him with this CHALLENGE:
YOU ARE the Son of God,
cause these stones to become bread" (Matthew 4:3).
In other words: "Jesus,
ARE YOU REALLY THE SON OF GOD? IF
you REALLY ARE, PROVE
Satan had plenty
of reason to
After all, he had
tried THE SAME TACTIC 4,000 years earlier in the Garden of
Eden with great success.
He had managed to
plant doubt in feminine Adam's head and DECEIVED her into
believing SHE WASN'T GOD and
that the Almighty was WITHHOLDING GODHOOD FROM HER (Genesis
It had worked wonders
for him back in Eden, to the point that he gained legal
authority over the earth, and regained access to heaven,
from which he'd been evicted (Luke 4:6; Ephesians 6:12).
Surely, Jesus would
fall for it, too.
After all, if
dumb Eve had been so easy to fool in a lush, plentiful and
well-watered GARDEN, with her husband standing by her side,
Jesus would be an EVEN EASIER target after
being deprived of physical food and drink FOR OVER A MONTH
in the hot, barren, SOLITARY desert.
Unlike stupid Eve, Jesus
was FULLY CONVINCED OF His own Deity.
He KNOWS He
He'd been ONE with the Father from eternity to eternity (John
Unlike foolish Eve, Jesus
KNEW the Scriptures and QUOTED THEM VERBATIM, since He IS
the Word of God INCARNATE.
Jesus was EVEN
MORE CONFIDENT than the
"IT IS WRITTEN,
man shall not live by bread alone"...
Glory to Him for ALL
THE EONS OF ETERNITY, world without end!
Satan tried TWO MORE
TIMES to put doubt in our Savior's mind.
But unlike rebellious
THOUGHT IT NOT ROBBERY to be EQUAL WITH GOD (Philippians
He didn't have to
"steal" Godhood. He didn't have to STRIVE for it. He didn't
have to GET IT ON HIS OWN. It was His ALL ALONG.
He was and IS God and
DOUBTED IT FOR
ONE NANOSECOND (John 1:1).
He KNOWS the Father. He
KNOWS His Nature is Divine Love (agape) and He KNOWS THAT HE
IS GOD NOW AND FOREVER MORE (Luke
He DIDN'T HAVE TO
"prove" anything to Satan.
He DOESN'T HAVE TO
"prove" ANYTHING to me, you, or anyone else.
What Satan THINKS, or
what YOU or I may THINK of Him, DOESN'T
CHANGE WHO HE IS ONE IOTA.
What ELSE would come
out of the Living Word of God's lips than THE WORD HIMSELF:
"It is written, it is
written, it is written"...
Satan ever got from Him.
Except after the THIRD
By then, Jesus
had had enough.
The GOD that He IS arose
"GO AWAY, Satan"! (Matthew
And Satan HAD
TO LEAVE with
his sorry tail between his hairy legs (Matthew 4:11).
We are living in both
PERILOUS times and at the VERY end of this Age.
If you're A SON (or
daughter) of the Most High, you
BETTER KNOW who you REALLY ARE IN CHRIST.
You better STAND,
as Jesus did, ON THAT SOLID, UNWAVERING CONVICTION
As Paul told us in
Hebrews 12:26-28 everything's
about to be SHAKEN,
so that things which can be shaken are removed, leaving
ONLY that which CANNOT BE SHAKEN.
God's Word CANNOT BE
SHAKEN. He-it is FOREVER SETTLED (Psalm
People who CANNOT be
just like Jesus: deeply rooted in the Word, fully
SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 2013
God provided Salvation for
man's sin, through
the Sacrifice of His Son, BEFORE THE FOUNDATION OF THE
He provided Redemption BEFORE
the universe existed, BEFORE the
earth existed, BEFORE humans
existed, BEFORE sin
was even committed, and BEFORE you
were even BORN.
That's HOW SECURE His
Plan of Salvation is.
God IS God.
God IS ALL-MIGHTY.
He planned THE END
since THE BEGINNING (Isaiah 46:10; Revelation 21:6).
Plan is PERFECT, COMPLETE and lacks NOTHING.
And yet there are MILLIONS around the world who PROFESS
to believe in God, WHO SAY they are "Christian", and yet DO
NOT TRUST GOD to provide them ETERNAL Salvation.
NOT TRUST that
the Sacrifice of God's Son IS
SUFFICIENT TO SAVE THEM.
They deem God's ETERNAL
Plan of Redemption FLAWED
If they DIDN'T they wouldn't
TRY TO SAVE THEMSELVES.
they REALLY TRUSTED God,
if they REALLY BELIEVED He planned and predestined their
Salvation since BEFORE He created the world, THEY
WOULD NOT TRY DESPERATELY TO SAVE THEMSELVES.
Some of the ways that
people TRY TO SAVE THEMSELVES INCLUDE:
1. Belonging to some
religion or denomination.
2. Following a particular
3. Their own good works.
Trying to keep the Law.
5. Trying to observe the 10
7. Not eating or
drinking certain things.
8. Being what THEY CONSIDER "a
9. Donating to some charity or "ministry".
10. Some combination of the above.
Those who TRY TO PROCURE
THEIR OWN SALVATION through these - or ANY OTHER METHODS - DO
NOT TRUST GOD.
If they TRUSTED Him, if
they HAD FAITH IN Him, they
WOULD TRUST THAT HE PROVIDED COMPLETE SALVATION - from
beginning to end - FREE, and by SHEER GRACE.
is based ENTIRELY on TRUST (faith)
these individuals ARE
NOT SAVED (Ephesians
AS LOST as ANY PAGAN.
They are JUST
AS LOST AS any
Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, New Ager, or non-Messianic Jew.
They are JUST
AS LOST AS any
atheist or agnostic.
I don't care HOW MUCH THEY
CLAIM TO "believe
To believe is TO TRUST.
Faith is TRUSTING.
If you WANT SALVATION, you
MUST TRUST JESUS, AND
JESUS ALONE (Jeremiah
TRUST WHAT HE DID TO SAVE YOU, NOT
what YOU DO to "save yourself".
ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN WAY of being lost, and ENDING UP IN HELL,
and that's trying
to "SAVE" YOURSELF.
That way is TRYING
to "complete" Jesus' Sacrifice with your "OWN
righteousness", AS IF His Blood, Death, Resurrection and
Ascension HAD NOT GOTTEN THE JOB DONE (Isaiah
So, if you WANT TO END
UP IN THE TORMENT OF HELL FOR
I got 4 little WORDS FOR YOU:
"GO AHEAD: SAVE
FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2013
NATIONS ON PROBATION
The Millennium will
bring about a unique, unprecedented era in human history.
The curse that came on
the earth as a result of mankind's sin will be removed, the
earth restored to paradisiacal condition with no
war, no famine, no natural disasters, no sickness, or
There will be perfect
climate, no pollution, no lack, no poverty, no
oppression or tyranny of any sort.
Even the animal
kingdom will be restored.
It will be a MUCH
SIMPLER, stress-fee and
relaxed lifestyle without, cars,
airplanes, ships, electricity, computers, laptops, cell
phones, Ipods, IPads, dishwashers, stoves or microwave
The earth's land
mass will be amalgamated as it was in pre-flood times.
Travel for naturals
will be on foot, horse, donkey, camel, or chariot.
Most important of all,
Jesus will be back, only this time not as the meek and
lowly Lamb of God, to take away the sin of the world, but
AS THE LION of the tribe of Judah to rule and reign over
He will rule from
Jerusalem, over Israel and the entire world.
It's DURING THE
MILLENNIUM, at the conclusion of the tribulation, after
"the fullness" of gentiles (nations) has come into God's
"ALL (natural) ISRAEL will be saved".
The Church will
be in glorified bodies, reigning with Jesus.
surviving gentiles and their offspring will still be in
their natural bodies, and will
be placed on probation for a thousand years.
Yes, they will come to
Jerusalem and pay homage to the King of kings.
They will live in a
perfect environment, so they will have NO EXCUSE for
They will be required
to prove their obedience, allegiance and love for Jesus.
Their final test will
come at the END OF the 1,000 years when Satan will be
loosed from the pit, FOR A BRIEF AND FINAL TIME, and will
seek to foster rebellion against Jesus the Almighty.
Even after getting his
butt and his head badly bruised by Jesus, even after
failing to prevent His Second Coming, even after his failed
Antichrist and False Prophet are hurled into the lake of
fire, and even
after he himself has served 1,000 years of "time" in the
in solitary confinement, THE WICKED ONE still
has fight in him.
He immediately sets out
to do what
he does best: DECEIVE.
Nations (gentiles) at
that point will have experienced the SHARP CONTRAST between
the rule of Satan (during the 3½ year tribulation) and the
rule of Christ during this peaceful and wondrous era.
nations (gentiles) will remain faithful to Jesus.
However, SOME nations
mentioned in Ezekiel chapter 38:2-6 will
STILL CHOOSE TO REBEL against Jesus and side with Satan.
Even after Jesus has PROVEN
His Deity beyond the slightest doubt,
even after He has proven His Love, His faithfulness, His
kindness, His forgiveness, His Wisdom, and all His other
wonderful attributes, these
nations will still WANT TO TOPPLE His Kingdom.
The rebellious nations
are: Russia, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Germany and at least
portions of Eastern Europe, and Turkey.
Verse 6 contains the
cryptic phrase "and
many people with you".
Is God referring to many
people FROM those nations, or
that many people from other regions who still hate Jesus
will JOIN those nations in their rebellion?
The meaning is NOT
clear. The Hebrew phrase amin
be interpreted either way.
It's hard to believe that
ANYONE could hate and reject PERFECTION,
but such was the case when Jesus walked the earth in His
First Coming, and so will be the case with some gentiles
after His Second Coming.
The gentiles (nations)
who rebel, during that final battle of ALL THE AGES, called
the war of Gog and Magog, will be EXTERMINATED.
Their UNJUST rebellion will
seal their own demise and eternal fate.
Do you KNOW where
you will be during
the Utopian era called the Millennium?
In hell? On earth?
Pro-Christ? Anti-Christ? Or
REIGNING WITH Christ?
Why take the chance?
Why settle for
PROBATION, AT BEST, when
you can have TOTAL
VINDICATION and TOTAL JUSTIFICATION, RIGHT NOW?
Give your whole heart to
THE KING, and
His whole Kingdom is yours.
THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2013
SIN CAN'T KEEP YOU FROM
Huh? WHAT ON EARTH are
you talking about?
Isn't SIN what brought
this world to its present misery?
Isn't SIN what
separated man from a Holy God?
Isn't SIN what SENDS
PEOPLE TO HELL?
people to hell BEFORE Christ
came (Luke 16:23; Zechariah 9:11).
NO SIN CAN KEEP YOU FROM
died on the cross, PHYSICALLY ROSE FROM THE DEAD, and
EMERGED VICTORIOUS FROM HELL ITSELF (Acts
SIN can keep YOU from heaven.
FULLY PAID FOR EVERY
SIN EVER COMMITTED (past, present and "future") (Hebrews
The wages of sin IS
death and hell, but Jesus PAID FOR EVERY SIN so
that death and hell CANNOT HOLD YOU ANY MORE THAN THEY
COULD HOLD HIM.
Glory to His Name!
In fact, HE
HAS the keys of
BOTH DEATH AND HELL ITSELF (Revelation 1:18).
Original sin was
UNBELIEF (Genesis 3:4-6).
UNBELIEF is THE ONLY SIN that
kept the children of Israel from ENTERING the Promised Land
(Deuteronomy 1: 32-35; Hebrews 3:19).
And it's THE
ONLY SIN that
will keep you from HEAVEN (Matthew 12:31-32).
Heaven CAME TO US in the
Person of Jesus.
Jesus IS heaven.
NO SIN CAN KEEP YOU FROM
YOU CHOOSE NOT TO receive
Jesus (HEAVEN Himself) INTO
reject Jesus, WE REJECT HEAVEN.