JULY 31, 2013
WHAT’S IN A NAME ?
The NAMES of the 7
Churches in Revelation have prophetic significance as well:
This is the prophetic
The Church becomes
DESIRABLE (Ephesus) when Jesus, by Grace, presents her to
Himself “glorious, without spot or wrinkle” (Ephesians
She is raptured (comes
out of) the great tribulation or suffering (Smyrna)
as the sun turns black, the moon blood-red, etc. but is
removed PRIOR TO the tribulation (trumpet) judgments
When she is raptured the
between the Bridegroom and His Bride takes place.
Back on earth, CONTINUAL
are reinstated (Thyatira) by Jews. These are the
offerings that the Antichrist will STOP as he sets up the
abomination of desolation in the third temple (Matthew
There’s a faithful remnant (Sardis)
of Jews who, along with the 144,000, will instruct many
The faithful to Christ
during the tribulation are either raptured (Revelation
14:1-3, 13-16) or killed.
Brotherly love (Philadelphia)
finally takes place among ALL believers in heaven and among
the tribulation martyrs who are resurrected at His Second
Those who have been
saved (imputed Jesus’ own Righteousness), are the
overcomers who rule and reign with Him in the Millennium,
righteous people” (Laodicea).
There you have it:
The churches’ names
reflect the stages of Church growth from her departure to
TUESDAY, JULY 30, 2013
WILL JESUS VOMIT YOU?
Unlike the other six
churches in Revelation, which received both rebuke and
Laodicean church receives no praise at all. Jesus had
nothing good to say about Laodiceans. In fact, He warned
them that He was about to VOMIT THEM.
What was it about
Laodiceans that Jesus found so
Here are Jesus' exact
words: "I know your works, that YOU
ARE NEITHER COLD NOR HOT: I WISH YOU WERE cold or hot:
So then because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I
WILL VOMIT YOU OUT OF MY MOUTH" (Revelation
That statement should
send chills down every one of our religious spines. Why?
our Lord were to "vomit" someone, that would mean THEY WERE
NO LONGER IN HIS BODY.
His Body are,
to put it bluntly, LOST.
It was their
lukewarmness. It was their tepid complacency. They
were neither cold (totally indifferent to Him), or hot
(totally sold-out to Christ).
Why? Because they
DIDN'T KNOW Christ.
They wanted to be
perceived as Christian. They passed themselves off AS
Christian, but THEY DIDN'T
KNOW Jesus and He KNOWS us,
it's UTTERLY IMPOSSIBLE to be lukewarm.
Jesus IN us will
ignite spiritual passion, the fire of which is
Jesus IN us will make
HOT for Him, ALWAYS.
RELIGIOUS, though. They had A FORM OF godliness ON THE
OUTSIDE. They were, by world standards, "good, clean,
decent, church-going" people.
They were smug in
their own little "Christian success club" but DIDN'T HAVE
JESUS LIVING ON THE INSIDE.
How do we know? Because
Jesus was STANDING OUTSIDE KNOCKING, WAITING TO BE INVITED
Forget about asking Him TO
According to that verse, they
had NOT EVEN OPENED THE DOOR TO the One in Whom they CLAIM
These "Christians" had
never even asked the Savior into
their CONGREGATION, let alone INTO THEIR HEARTS!!!
self-absorbed to the point that they each said "I have NEED
OF NOTHING" (Revelation 3:17).
They didn't even
recognize THEIR CRITICAL, URGENT NEED FOR THE SAVIOR.
Jesus' assessment of
their spiritual condition was completely DIFFERENT to their
Despite all their
boasting, their wealth, emphasis on the material, AND
HOW PLEASED THEY WERE WITH THEMSELVES, Jesus
found them SPIRITUALLY DESTITUTE. So much so, that He
describes them as being "WRETCHED,
MISERABLE, POOR, BLIND, AND NAKED".
Laodiceans were SO
PROUD OF their religious achievements and of their OWN
righteousness, that they thought IF ANYONE on earth was a
shoo-in to enter the Kingdom of God, they were "it".
They were so focused
on religious correctness and material things, that -
according to the Savior Himself -- they were BLIND TO their
own wretched spiritual condition.
They saw GOOD BEHAVIOR
and MATERIAL SUCCESS as signs of "superior spirituality". ANY
OF THIS sound familiar?
The word "Laodicea"
comes from two Greek words: laos, meaning
"people" and dike,
Laodiceans were, by
their own assessment, THE
SELF-RIGHTEOUS self-professed "faith giants", "more
obedient and deserving than the rest".
I ask you: WHAT
IS the principal message today's
Church puts out?
Is it Salvation?
Spiritual growth? Walking in the spirit? The preeminence of
Jesus? Honoring the written Word ABOVE mortal's opinions?
Manifesting the image and fullness of Christ? Seeking Jesus
with ALL our hearts? Becoming perfected in His love?
Ascending ever higher and deeper into His infinite
Or is it ALL about "we're
HOLIER THAN everyone else because we keep the 10
commandments and observe the weekly Sabbath"?
Or is it ALL about
prosperity, airplanes, luxury cars, mansions, $23,000 gold
plated toilets, and money,
money, money, money?
No wonder Laodiceans make
Jesus SICK TO HIS STOMACH!
they're saved, but are LOST.
Jesus, in His great mercy, is calling them to Himself and
giving them A FINAL CHANCE to repent and be added to
HIS TRUE CHURCH (Philadelphia), which is NOT a denomination
or earthly group, it's a SPIRITUAL ENTITY.
The message to
Laodicea should make EVERY believer do some deep, honest
Those in Laodicea can open
the door, receive Jesus into their hearts, KNOW HIM, and
become part of Philadelphia.
Or they can remain
in Laodicea, BE IN LOVE WITH THEMSELVES AND THEIR DOCTRINE
-- instead of being in love with Jesus --
and get vomited into outer darkness.
MONDAY, JULY 29, 2013
THE 7 CHURCHES
The Book of Revelation
study for himself) contains seven letters to seven
We know these letters
were sent to 7 REAL churches that existed in the first
century A.D., at the time John wrote the Revelation:
Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea were
actual Christian congregations that existed in Asia Minor
(present day Turkey).
While the letters had
literal meaning, they also
paint a picture of the end
time Church as a whole, since
seven is the number of
completion in the Bible.
Today we can
find “Smyrna” churches in certain parts
of the world, we can find “Thyatira”
churches and, boy
can we find “Laodicean” churches!
These letters also
have chronological meaning:
the seven churches also depict
the prevailing characteristics of the Church thru
history, from the day of Pentecost to the present.
That would make the
Church at large today predominantly “Laodicean” in nature.
All churches received
both, criticism and commendation, except for
Jesus had nothing good
or positive to say about that particular church.
Jesus COMMANDS all
churches TO REPENT, except for Smyrna, the persecuted
Church, and Philadelphia, the Church of brotherly love.
The 7 Churches are represented in chapter 1 as a
"7-branch candlestick" or menorah, which is also highly
symbolic (Revelation 1:12-13, 20).
And Jesus is
standing IN THEIR MIDST (Revelation 1:20).
Lord willing, we will
learn in the following messages that THE NAMES OF THE
CHURCHES also have prophetic meaning.
Don't miss Part Two
SUNDAY, JULY 28, 2013
ALL THE NAMES IN THE
Of ALL the
names in the world, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge a/k/a
Prince William and Kate Middleton decided to name their
newborn George ALEXANDER Louis.
The minute I heard it,
I knew there’d be A VIRTUAL AVALANCHE of questions and
SPECULATION that this innocent baby would be the feared
The ominous tag has
been given by various know- nothing “experts” to Prince
Charles, Prince William, Prince Harry, and now little
There are MILLIONS of
websites and videos claiming to offer “proof” that one of
these men is the Antichrist.
only a matter of time, and BLATANT IGNORANCE, before
speculation about this baby also goes viral.
That just proves the
lack of knowledge and gross misinformation of the prophetic
Word that abounds in Christendom.
It would be LAUGHABLE
if it weren’t so widespread.
Let me KILL this
senseless theory right from the start:
1. Prince George
Alexander Louis is NOT the Antichrist.
2. Prince George
Alexander Louis is
NOT Alexander the Great.
3. Alexander the Great
NO ONE ELSE –according
to Scripture, IS
the Antichrist (Daniel
7:6; Revelation 13:2).
4. The Antichrist WILL
NOT BE BORN. You
may have gotten the belief that he’ll be born into this
world from Hollywood or Jeanne Dixon, YOU
DIDN’T GET IT FROM the
5. Antichrist, according
to Scripture, WILL RISE and emerge ALIVE from the abyss or
bottomless pit shortly after the Rapture, as
a full grown ADULT (Revelation
6. People on earth will
RECOGNIZE HIM and be TOTALLY AMAZED to
see him alive again, 2,300 years after his death (Revelation
7. THAT, plus his well
deserved reputation of “invincible warrior”, will
CONVINCE UNBELIEVERS that he can defeat Christ and
PREVENT Christ’s Second Coming, and the establishment of
Christ’s Kingdom on earth:
Hence, the title
But don’t you think
IT’S TOO MUCH OF A COINCIDENCE that they chose that as the
second name for their baby?
Alexander is A WIDELY
USED NAME and has been for many years.
It’s very common in
Europe where many kings and emperors (including several of
the Russian Czars) were named Alexander.
In Israel, many people
name their third son Alexander in honor of ATG, who showed
uncharacteristic favor to Jews in his first coming.
Many Popes have
adopted the name Alexander, as well.
Other famous Alexanders
that come to mind are the inventor of the telephone
Alexander Graham Bell, British poet Alexander Pope, and
French author of The
But HOW WILL PEOPLE
RECOGNIZE Alexander 2,300 years after his death?
He was careful to
leave his image to posterity through numerous paintings,
busts, statues, coins and carvings.
Alexander the Great
was a master at self-promotion and had his own personal
painter Apelles, and sculptor, Lysippos, portray him in
various ways that enhanced his image and showcased his
legendary skills in battle.
But isn’t God THE ONLY
ONE who can raise people from the dead?
God is God and He can
raise WHOEVER He chooses.
He will raise ALL THE
WICKED PEOPLE who ever lived at the end of the Millennium
BEFORE they’re sent to the lake of fire (Revelation
Since He IS God, He
can also allow Satan to bring THIS WICKED ONE back out of
the pit alive, ahead of the rest.
2 Thessalonians 2:9
very clearly says that the Antichrist WILL BE ENERGIZED BY
Satan: his coming will be “after the working of” Satan.
And if you really want
to blow your mind, Revelation 13:15 says VERY CLEARLY that the
False Prophet will be given the ability to instill life to
the image (statue, idol) of Antichrist and MAKE THE IMAGE
God WILL ALLOW this
STRONG DELUSION for HIS purpose, if only once in human
history, (2 Thessalonians 2:8-12).
The baby’s name is
JUST A NAME,
like any other.
I don’t really know
how the parents chose it and, frankly, I don’t care.
Leave this blessed baby
if you really want to know who the Antichrist is, SEARCH
SATURDAY, JULY 27, 2013
Ezekiel has always
been one of my favorite prophets.
He laid it ALL on the
line for God, and was obedient even under the most
He was also the
recipient of breathtaking visions and revelations recorded
in his marvelous Book for all eternity.
One of those
revelations is found in chapter 44, verses 1-2:
brought me back the way of THE GATE of the outward
sanctuary (temple) which looks toward THE EAST; and IT WAS
Then said the
LORD to me; THIS
GATE SHALL BE SHUT, it shall NOT BE OPENED, and NO MAN
SHALL ENTER IN BY IT; because
the LORD, the God of Israel, HAS ENTERED IN BY IT,
therefore IT SHALL BE SHUT".
While the temple itself
was located SOUTH OF this gate and of the so-called "Temple
gate was THE MAIN ENTRANCE into Jerusalem, as well as unto
the temple compound, from the East.
It was thru this gate
that the Divine Presence (Shekinah) used to appear in the
temple (Ezekiel 43:2-4). That's why it's also known as the
In Jewish tradition this
is the gate thru which the Messiah will enter Jerusalem.
It was thru this gate
that Jesus entered Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives on
Palm Sunday 2,000 years ago (Luke
Ezekiel's prophecy was
marvelously fulfilled in 1541 when Sultan Suleiman I, a/k/a
Suleiman the Magnificent, well aware of the long standing
Jewish tradition, ordered
the gate sealed, in order to prevent the Messiah's
As it turned out, HE WAS
1,500 YEARS TOO LATE.
The Eastern Gate has
remained shut ever since, in
amazing fulfillment of Ezekiel's prophecy.
Beware, Satan: God
uses even his enemies to accomplish His Purpose.
But the story doesn't
In 1967, Jordan's King
Hussein made plans to build a luxury hotel in front of what
is commonly known as the Western (Wailing) Wall. The
building of this hotel would have necessitated the closing
of the Mughrabi Gate.
Hussein, therefore, made
plans to OPEN the Eastern Gate.
Had he succeeded, it
would have negated Ezekiel's prophecy that once sealed, the
gate would REMAIN SHUT and NO MAN WOULD ENTER THRU IT.
Dirt moving equipment,
including air hammers and cranes had been positioned inside
the gate in preparation for its demolition.
Work was scheduled to
begin on June 7, 1967.
It was on
that VERY day that
biblical Jerusalem was recovered by Jews, during the
Six-Day War, after
1,930 years of UNINTERRUPTED Gentile occupation, thus
putting an end to Hussein's unbiblical plans.
What's even more
ironic is that, foreseeing what was about to happen, Israel
had contacted Hussein a few days before the war, asking him
not to take part in the Arab coalition against Israel, and
guaranteeing that, if Jordan stayed out of the war, Israel
would not attack Jordanian forces.
Hussein turned them
Had he complied with
Israel's request, East Jerusalem would be in Jordanian
hands to this day, and the Eastern Gate WOULD HAVE been
Is God AWESOME, OR WHAT?
Suleiman was a fool. If
a large stone couldn't prevent the Messiah from coming out
of the grave, if hell itself, Satan and all his demons, couldn't prevent
whatever made this clueless heathen think a few puny
prevent Jesus from RE-ENTERING?
Someone should have
read him Psalm 24:7-10:
"Lift up your heads, O
you gates; be lifted up, you ancient doors, that the King
of glory may come in.
Who IS this King of
glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in
Lift up your heads, O you gates; lift them up,
you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.
Who IS this King of
glory? The LORD Almighty- HE IS the King of glory. Selah".
FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2013
Of all the fundamental
teachings of the Christian faith, the Trinity is probably
the most difficult to understand and to explain.
For one thing, the
natural mind "receives not" the things pertaining to God,
Who is Spirit (1 Corinthians 2:14).
Hence He must be
experienced and understood BY SPIRIT.
For another thing, our
natural mind is limited and finite.
God is infinite,
It's, therefore, downright
impossible to fully comprehend the
totality of the Almighty solely
with our intellect.
That's why the Divine
One MUST BE EXPERIENCED.
Each individual MUST
experience Him intimately, in what is usually referred to
as "the born again" experience.
And that's NOT THE END
of our spiritual journey, but merely THE BEGINNING.
"In the beginning
He is both the
beginning AND THE END of all things, including our
spiritual walk (Revelation
How can God be "One"
and yet be THREE DIFFERENT Persons?
The word "Persons" is
a little misleading. We think: one person plus one person,
plus one person, equals 3.
It may help us to think
of one God (just one, not three) who manifests to us (to
His Creation) in
three MAJOR different manifestations,
plus billions, trillions (?) of lesser ones.
Those three MAJOR
"manifestations" of God are "Father", "Son" and "Holy
From the very moment we
read the word "God" in the Bible (Genesis 1:1) the Hebrew
denotes plurality WITHIN that One and only God.
The best way I can
illustrate Him in the natural world is through the use of
We use the word
"family". It's only ONE family,
yet it's made up of several members: parents, children,
Or the word "cluster".
It's ONE cluster,
but it contains more than one grape.
Or the word "army":
It's ONE army
but comprised of thousands of soldiers.
God is ONE, but that
ONE God, contains a plurality within Himself.
Do you still have
trouble understanding the Trinity? Join the club!
My natural mind can't
fully understand it either.
The carnal mind
"exalts itself AGAINST the knowledge of God" (2nd
Its imaginations are
vain and anti-God. They don't want to know God, or have
anything to do with Him (Romans 8:7).
That's why for those
who've been born again the next step in our ascension to
God (from Whom we came) is
to have our carnal, sinful mind renewed with the Mind of
That renewal of the
mind is what triggers our transformation from mortal to
immortal and what translates us into the heavenly realm, or
"raptures" us (Romans 12:2).
All born again believers
should commune with God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) in
our born-again spirit, which is located in our mid-section
(stomach area) (Daniel 7:15).
It's also from there
that we should worship our
God, Creator, Lord, Master, Savior, Comforter... spirit
to Spirit (John
know Him intimately, in our spirits, in the deepest
recesses of our beings, those
technical explanations of the Deity that our human mind
seeks vanish into oblivion at the sheer Magnificence of His
There aren't enough
superlatives in human language to adequately explain His
This much I know: The
Father is God. The Son (Jesus) is God. The Holy Spirit is
Yet "They" are ONE God.
God is ULTIMATE Truth.
Hence, this is true
whether our finite human mind understands it or not.
God is ONE: Besides Him
there is NO OTHER.
He is Holy, Holy,
Holy... and totally Wonderful... In every sense of THE WORD
In every sense of THE Word,
THURSDAY, JULY 25, 2013
ALL THINGS HEBREW
I am so tired of
hearing from supposed believers in Jesus, claiming that
Jews have a monopoly on Scriptural Truth.
Johnny-come-lately, who has recently discovered the Hebrew
roots of the Christian faith and immediately went
overboard, getting on my case that I should shun everything
This humble servant
attended a Messianic Jewish congregation many years ago,
BEFORE Messianic Judaism became popular.
This humble servant
was BAPTIZED IN WATER as a baby by a Roman Catholic priest,
and as an adult by a Messianic Jewish rabbi.
I talk with Jews all
the time, I've worked with Jews, I've friends who are
Jewish, and I've had the great pleasure of bringing some of
God's Chosen to knowledge of their Messiah.
To be brutally honest, I'd
rather hear even A TRADITIONAL (non-Messianic) rabbi teach
than a Christian pastor.
For the record, that
doesn't mean that the traditional rabbi is always right, or
that I believe EVERYTHING he teaches.
I know and understand
Hebrew culture and thought better than most people and
A LOT BETTER than all the morons who keep telling me that I
should ONLY consider the Hebrew view, TO THE EXCLUSION OF
the Greek and everyone else's.
Our God and Savior IS
The God of Israel IS
Of course I have ENORMOUS appreciation
for all things Jewish.
And I know Israel's
history, both ancient and modern, extremely well.
But let's NOT throw
the baby out with the bathwater, shall we?
Jews AREN'T ALWAYS
Repeat: JEWS AREN'T
Without doubt, the
Jewish people have influenced the world more than ANY
They have made
OUTSTANDING contributions in literature, science,
technology, education, the arts, you name it.
But if their history
PROVES anything it's that when
they MESS UP, they REALLY outdo themselves.
Forget the New
Covenant, I can show you from the Tanach HOW THEY SCREWED
THINGS UP WITH God time and again:
They did it LONG
BEFORE there was a single Christian on the face of the
Their BIGGEST screw up
has been, of course, their rejection of Jesus - by the
majority - to this very day.
So spare me the
sanctimonious B.S. that "the Bible should ONLY be studied
from a Hebrew perspective" and that if we read the New
Testament's Greek text "we're getting farther and farther
from the Truth".
I'm not particularly
fond of Greeks. But I'd be a complete idiot - like some of
those who write - AND A LIAR, if
I didn't acknowledge that Greeks, too, have made
significant contributions to civilization.
it or not, Greek was the predominant language spoken in the
Roman Empire - including Israel --
and throughout what became the Gentile Christian world.
The New Testament was
written by Jews. No question about that.
You can SPECULATE all
you want that they wrote it in Hebrew, but there's NO SOLID
EVIDENCE ANYWHERE about that.
manuscripts available were written in Aramaic and Greek.
That's a fact.
So, I will use all
means available to
arrive at the Truth - whether
they're written in Hebrew or not - and
I don't give a damn who likes it and who doesn't.
The inspired Word of God IS the
inspired Word of God: His
Word is INFALLIBLE REGARDLESS in which language it is
I love Israel with all my heart.
I love the Jewish
people with all my heart.
But if there's ANYTHING
that history teaches us it's they're
WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 2013
THE JEREMIAH PROBLEM -
legalists, Jeremiah 31:31-34 presents a different problem.
Judaizing legalists are
either Messianic Jews or "Christians" who profess to
believe Jesus is the Messiah, yet Jesus "isn't enough" to
They CLAIM TO BELIEVE
that Jesus died for the sins of mankind, and
yet JESUS' SACRIFICE ISN'T SUFFICIENT.
Salvation, according to
their perverted view, is an impure MIXTURE OF JESUS
JESUS PLUS CIRCUMCISION
OR JESUS PLUS LAW
OR JESUS PLUS 10
OR JESUS PLUS 24-HOUR
OR JESUS PLUS KOSHER
JESUS PLUS WATER
OR JESUS PLUS DENOMINATION
OR JESUS PLUS "ALL
OF THE ABOVE".
Salvation is Jesus PLUS NOTHING.
Salvation is "JUST" JESUS
God said, CLEAR AS
His New Covenant or New Testament would NOT BE based on the
covenant He made with Israel when they left Egypt, which is
THAT is UNDISPUTED.
He also said, very
clearly, that HIS NEW COVENANT would
be BASED ON KNOWING HIM, PERIOD.
It WOULD NOT, AND COULD
NOT, BE BASED ON WORKS or COMMANDMENTS BECAUSE IT SAYS
HE WON'T EVEN REMEMBER OUR SINS ANY MORE.
WE NEED COMMANDMENTS IF
GOD IS NOT REMEMBERING OUR SINS?
WHEN ALL COMMANDMENTS
REMIND US OF SIN?
Lord knows they've
NEVER kept ANYONE FROM sinning....
And Lord knows NO
ONE BUT JESUS HAS
EVER KEPT THEM... (John 7:19)
Judaizing legalists call
themselves "believers in Jesus", yet their
doctrine PROVES they do not trust Jesus to save them.
I don't care WHAT they
CALL THEMSELVES, OR WHAT religious label they wear.
They CLAIM TO "believe
in Jesus" yet
REFUSE TO ACCEPT THAT JESUS MADE A NEW COVENANT 2,000 YEARS
ARE HELL-BENT ON CLINGING TO THE OLD TESTAMENT.
BONDAGE TO FREEDOM.
THEY WANT TO ENSLAVE
THE TORAH'S 613 IMPOSSIBLE TO KEEP COMMANDMENTS.
OR UNDER THE EQUALLY
IMPOSSIBLE TO KEEP 10 COMMANDMENTS...
When JESUS ABOLISHED
them as a means of justification, by nailing them to the
cross and FULFILLING HIS OWN LAW, DOWN TO THE LAST JOT AND
5:17-18; Colossians 2:13-14).
They KNOW that Jesus
THEY KNOW THAT NEW COVENANT IS
NOT BASED ON THE LAW,
INSIST ON LIVING
UNDER THE LAW.
THERE'S YET ANOTHER
HUGE PROBLEM WITH THEIR DOCTRINE:
CHRISTIAN UNDER THE OLD TESTAMENT.
REPEAT: THERE'S NO
SUCH THING AS A CHRISTIAN UNDER THE OLD COVENANT.
THERE'S NEVER BEEN A
SINGLE CHRISTIAN UNDER THE TANACH, UNDER THE TORAH, OR
UNDER THE 10 COMMANDMENTS.
MUCH LESS A
BORN-AGAIN PERSON WITH A NEW NATURE and REGENERATE HEART...
The Torah and the 10
UTTERLY INCAPABLE OF GIVING ANYONE A NEW NATURE.
Therefore, those who
insist in STILL living under the Old Testament are
UNSAVED and ARE NOT REAL believers... I
don't care WHAT they call themselves.
The Old Testament has
never saved a single soul. The NEW Testament has saved
billions and is still saving them.
REAL Christians LIVE
ONLY UNDER the New Testament.
DON'T KID YOURSELVES,
SALVATION under the Law.
FOUND ONLY in the
New Testament that God promised 2,600 years ago.
TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2013
THE JEREMIAH PROBLEM -
Had the Covenant at
Sinai gotten the job done in reconciling sinful man to God,
Yahweh WOULDN'T HAVE NEEDED TO PROMISE A NEW COVENANT
WOULD KNOW HIM.
Traditional Jews say
that the Brit Hadasha has not taken place yet.
If it HASN'T, HOW COME ANIMAL
SACRIFICES, GRAIN offerings and LIBATIONS, AS REQUIRED BY
THE TORAH, HAVEN'T
BEEN OFFERED IN NEARLY 2,000 YEARS?
WONDER WHAT HAPPENED IN ISRAEL 2,000 YEARS AGO THAT
CHANGED HISTORY, CHANGED THE WORLD, AND EVEN CHANGED THE
TRADITIONAL JEWS SAY
THEY HAVEN'T OFFERED SACRIFICES AND OFFERINGS IN 2,000
THEY HAVE NO TEMPLE.
WITH ALL DUE RESPECT,
DEAR JEWISH FRIENDS, THAT'S
A BUNCH OF BALONEY.
SACRIFICES REQUIRED BY
TORAH WERE OFFERED IN THE TABERNACLE (MISHKAN) FOR
HUNDREDS OF YEARS BEFORE YOU EVEN HAD A TEMPLE.
(Leviticus 16:6-17; Numbers 7:1-7; 19:1-10).
THAT'S A LAME EXCUSE.
You can't use Jerusalem
as an excuse either, BECAUSE YOU'VE
HAD JERUSALEM SINCE 1967.
it is the Brit Hadasha - Jesus speaking - and NOT the
Tanach, that PREDICTED 2,000 YEARS AGO THAT JEWS WOULD
RECOVER JERUSALEM (Luke 21:24):
"Jerusalem will be
trampled by the Gentiles UNTIL the
times of the Gentiles are fulfilled (Luke 21:24).
You can't even use the
Dome of the Rock (Haram al Shariff) as excuse because
in Ezra 3:1-6 YOU OFFERED SACRIFICES on Mount Moriah BEFORE
the Second Temple's foundation was even laid.
Could it be that
Yahweh NO LONGER ACCEPTS THOSE SACRIFICES, SINCE ETERNAL
ATONEMENT FOR SIN
HAS BEEN MADE?
Judaism says that
God's Brit Hadasha (New Covenant) DOES NOT replace the
previous covenants He made with Israel.
Actually, IT DOES.
pointedly says that the
New Covenant WOULD NOT BE BASED ON the Mosaic Covenant or
However, they are
right about ONE THING:
THE NEW COVENANT DOES
NOT REPLACE THE ABRAHAMIC COVENANT.
How do we know?
Because the Abrahamic
Covenant, LIKE THE BRIT HADASHA, was NOT BASED on the
Torah, since the Torah had not yet been given AND WASN'T
The Abrahamic Covenant is
The New Covenant
STRENGTHENS (CONFIRMS) IT (Daniel 9:27).
Abrahamic Covenant WAS NOT MADE WITH ISRAEL ONLY.
God promised Abraham
that he would be "the
Father of MANY NATIONS" (goyim OR
GENTILES) (Genesis 17:4).
That in Abraham's Seed
ALL NATIONS (GENTILES) WOULD BE BLESSED (Genesis
In fact, when God made
THE ETERNAL COVENANT WITH Abraham, THERE
WAS NO ISRAEL.
Jacob (Israel) HAD NOT
EVEN BEEN BORN (Genesis 25:26).
His descendants didn't
become a NATIONAL ENTITY UNTIL they left Egypt 430
In Genesis 15:6 God's
Covenant with Abraham is
BASED ENTIRELY ON FAITH:
(TRUSTED) God and God COUNTED HIS FAITH (trust) AS
There was NO
OTHER CONDITION TO ABRAHAM'S RIGHTEOUSNESS BUT BELIEF:
NO circumcision, NO Torah, NO 10
Commandments, NO 24-hour
Sabbath, NO kosher
anything, and NO SACRIFICES
Same thing happens under
the New Covenant: We receive God into our hearts, WE KNOW
HIM, WE TRUST HIM (PUT OUR FAITH IN HIM), and He forgives
our iniquities, DECLARES US RIGHTEOUS, and REMEMBERS OUR
SINS NO MORE..
Glory to His Name!
teaches that the Brit Hadasha (New Covenant) CANNOT BE MADE
UNTIL THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL (10 LOST TRIBES) AND THE HOUSE OF
REUNITED in the Holy Land (Eretz Israel).
While God did promise
that He would reunite Israel and Judah.... (Ezekiel
31:31-34 does say that the New Covenant will be with Israel
It says NOTHING about
their reunification in the Holy Land BEING A PREREQUISITE
TO THE NEW COVENANT.
Therefore, making THAT a
"condition" for His Brit Hadasha to take place is
NO IDEA WHERE
the "10 LOST TRIBES" are today.
ONLY GOD KNOWS THEIR
HOW, THEN, DO THEY KNOW
that believers in Jesus the Messiah ARE NOT from the "10
I COULD BE FROM THE 10
TRIBES, AND THEY
WOULDN'T KNOW IT!
BUT GOD KNOWS, or He
COULDN'T HAVE PROMISED
TO EVENTUALLY REUNITE THE 12
TRIBES (Ezekiel 37:21-38).
You see "THE
Traditional Jews DON'T
EVEN KNOW THE GOD who
PROMISED THE BRIT HADASHA.
CANNOT KNOW, AND DO NOT KNOW,
WHETHER THE BRIT HADASHA HAS ALREADY BEEN MADE.
MUST ADMIT AT LEAST THE POSSIBILITY THAT
THE BRIT HADASHA IS ALREADY IN FORCE.
Could it be?
Since the Brit Hadasha
is NOT BASED ON TORAH (commandments) but ON PERSONAL,
INTIMATE KNOWLEDGE OF God, by deferring it to the future all
they PROVE is that THEY DON'T KNOW the God of Israel.
Whether you're Jew,
Gentile, or "unknown", seek
the God of Israel with ALL YOUR HEART.
A. Has He made a NEW
B. HOW does
one ENTER SUCH COVENANT? And
C. IF YOU REALLY WANT
HIM TO LIVE IN YOUR HEART, ASK HIM TO ENTER AND REVEAL
HIMSELF TO YOU.
In Jeremiah 29:13 He
gave this ASSURANCE:
"You will seek me AND
FIND ME WHEN YOU SEEK ME WITH
ALL YOUR HEART".
MONDAY, JULY 22, 2013
THE JEREMIAH PROBLEM
Despite LAME ATTEMPTS
to "explain it away", Jeremiah 31-30-34 is VERY PROBLEMATIC
for traditional Judaism.
This is what Jeremiah
wrote in the 6TH CENTURY B.C.
"Behold, the days come,
says the LORD, THAT
I WILL MAKE A NEW COVENANT with the house of Israel, and
with the house of Judah: NOT ACCORDING TO THE COVENANT THAT
I MADE WITH THEIR FATHERS IN THE DAY THAT I TOOK THEM BY
THE HAND TO BRING THEM OUT OF THE LAND OF EGYPT; because
THEY BROKE MY COVENANT, although I was a lord over them,
says the LORD".
God said, clear as
crystal, that His
NEW COVENANT WOULD NOT BE THE COVENANT He made with Israel
when He brought them out of Egypt.
AND WHAT COVENANT DID
GOD MAKE WITH ISRAEL WHEN HE BROUGHT THEM OUT OF EGYPT?
The Mosaic Covenant.
The Torah (Exodus
His New Covenant WOULD
NOT BE BASED ON the Torah.
Instead of having the
THE OUTSIDE written
on leather scrolls or tablets of stone, as OUTWARD
"commandments," 613 of them to be exact...
HIS NEW COVENANT would
be based ON KNOWING HIM, PERSONALLY AND INTIMATELY (IN
THE BIBLICAL SENSE)...
His Law (Torah) would be
written IN THEIR HEARTS:
IS THE COVENANT THAT I WILL MAKE with
the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD, I
WILL PUT MY LAW IN THEIR INWARD PARTS, AND IN THEIR HEART
WILL I WRITE IT;
and I will be their God, and they shall be My people; and
they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every
man his brother, saying: 'Know the LORD'; for
THEY SHALL ALL KNOW ME, FROM THE LEAST OF THEM UNTO THE
THEM, SAYS THE LORD; FOR I
WILL FORGIVE THEIR INIQUITY, AND THEIR SIN WILL I REMEMBER
UNDER THE NEW COVENANT
GOD WOULD NOT EVEN REMEMBER HIS PEOPLE'S SINS ANYMORE.
That, in turn, would
mean that ANIMAL
SACRIFICES WOULD NO LONGER BE OFFERED OR NEEDED TO ATONE
FOR ISRAEL'S SINS (Leviticus
traditional Judaism this portion of Scripture refers to the
To that extent, they
According to them,
DOES NOT REFER TO the "Christian" New Testament.
The "Christian" New
Every Book contained in
the Brit Hadasha was WRITTEN BY A JEW.
Matthew, also known as
Levi, was Jewish: so were Mark, Luke, John, Paul, Peter,
James and Jude.
The Brit Hadasha is JUST
AS JEWISH AS the rest of the Bible.
THE ONLY PROBLEM they
have with the Brit Hadasha is
that it speaks about Jesus.
They say THERE'S NO
WAY this could refer to the NEW COVENANT which Jesus made
and sealed in HIS OWN BLOOD.
Judaism relegates this
passage to some Messianic Age IN THE DISTANT FUTURE...
SINCE THE NEW COVENANT IS
BASED ENTIRELY ON KNOWING GOD,
BY DOING SO THEY
ALL BUT ADMIT THAT THEY DON'T KNOW THE VERY GOD WHOM THEY
CLAIM TO WORSHIP.
THE BRIT HADASHA IS BASED ENTIRELY ON KNOWING GOD, BY
RELEGATING IT TO THE DISTANT FUTURE TRADITIONAL JEWS ADMIT
THAT THEY DON'T KNOW THE VERY GOD WHOM THEY CLAIM TO
They may know HIS
But they ALSO KNEW IT
WHEN they came out of Egypt, 3,500 years ago.
After God sent plague
after plague on the Egyptians, while the Hebrews were
After He led them with
a cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night...
After He miraculously
delivered them from Egyptian bondage and brought them out A
After He parted the
Red Sea so they could cross on dry ground, and drowned all
the Egyptians who were in pursuit...
It took them EXACTLY 40
DAYS to FORGET ALL ABOUT HIM and
BUILD THEMSELVES A GOLDEN CALF.
DIDN'T KNOW HIM.
ONE GETS TO KNOW GOD by following the Torah.
They may have known ABOUT
but they DON'T KNOW Him.
They'd HEARD OF Him.
They'd WITNESSED His
But God DID NOT LIVE IN
God DID NOT LIVE IN
THEIR HEARTS WHEN THEY LEFT EGYPT AND, SINCE TRADITIONAL
JEWS DO NOT BELIEVE THE BRIT HADASHA IS PRESENT REALITY, HE
DOES NOT LIVE IN THEIR HEARTS TODAY.
DON'T MISS PART TWO...
SUNDAY, JULY 21, 2013
WHAT JAMES DIDN'T SAY
"For as the body WITHOUT
THE SPIRIT is dead, so faith
WITHOUT WORKS IS DEAD" (JAMES
Engage in dialogue with
any heretic and THE FIRST THING he will say, like a
lobotomized parrot from hell, is
"faith without works is dead, faith without works is dead,
faith without works is dead".
James, in fact, says
that in several verses of his epistle's second chapter.
Here's what James DIDN'T
"Faith without works DOESN'T
James DIDN'T SAY
James COULDN'T say
Why? Because faith
WITHOUT WORKS DOES SAVE!
Peter said it saves
(Acts 15:11), John said it saves (John 1:12; 1 John 5:12),
and Paul said it, clear as crystal, in verse after verse
after verse, including Romans 3:28:
"...we conclude that A
MAN IS JUSTIFIED BY FAITH WITHOUT the
works of the law".
James himself (Jesus'
half brother and THE VERY SAME GUY WHO WROTE the Epistle of
James), said to new believers in Acts 15:28-29:
"It seemed good to the
Holy Spirit and to us NOT TO BURDEN YOU WITH ANYTHING
following: abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from
blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual
immorality. You will do well to avoid these things.
TOTAL LACK OF MENTION OF the 10 Commandments, including the
Even those MINIMAL
guidelines were JUST THAT, guidelines. Nowhere does it say
that those were "requirements for Salvation".
JESUS HIMSELF said
time and again that Salvation
is BY FAITH IN HIM ONLY (Matthew
11:28; 12:32; Mark 16:16; Luke 7:48-50; John 3:16-17; 5:24;
James himself had
been saved BY FAITH ONLY,
without ANY WORKS.
Even though he was
Jesus' half brother, there was a point when HE DIDN'T
BELIEVE IN Jesus. None of his brothers believed in Him
Fortunately, James did
come to faith AFTER JESUS DIED AND ROSE FROM THE DEAD.
It would be pretty
hard NOT TO believe in Jesus after He showed up ALIVE three
days and nights following His VERY PUBLIC Crucifixion.
So, did James
was NOT talking about SOUL SALVATION in
chapter two of his Epistle.
Repeat: James was
NOT TALKING ABOUT SALVATION OF ONE'S SOUL in
James chapter two.
He was talking about SAVING
Christian brothers and sisters FROM DYING OF STARVATION.
His whole point was that
you can be saved, and have all the faith in the world, but if
you DON'T DEMONSTRATE THE FAITH YOU HAVE WITH practical
money, food, clothing to help the poor) YOUR
FAITH WON'T SAVE THEM FROM
Faith ALONE WILL SAVE
But FAITH ALONE won't
save SOMEONE ELSE from dying in
this temporary world, BECAUSE YOUR FAITH ALONE won't feed
them, clothe them, care for them, OR SUPPLY THEIR TEMPORAL
James meant by "faith without works is dead".
Your faith ALONE won't
do a needy brother or sister ANY GOOD.
Your faith ALONE will
DO YOU and your soul AN ETERNITY OF GOOD.
SATURDAY, JULY 20,
THE WILL OF THE FATHER -
"Not every one that says
unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of
he that does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
Many will say to me in
that day, Lord, Lord, HAVE
WE NOT PROPHESIED in
your name? and IN YOUR NAME HAVE CAST
OUT DEMONS? and
in your name DONE
MANY WONDERFUL WORKS?
And then will I profess
NEVER KNEW YOU:
depart from me, you THAT WORK iniquity"
The people mentioned in
this passage HAD
DONE ALL KINDS OF "GOOD WORKS" SUPPOSEDLY in Jesus' Name:
to have "prophesied" in His Name (hello
Ellen White, Herbert Armstrong, Joseph Smith).
They had CAST OUT DEMONS,
and done "MANY wonderful
couldn't get them INTO God's Kingdom.
Jesus called them "WORKERS of
iniquity" (Matthew 7:23).
Works COULDN'T GET THEM
into God's Kingdom then, and they can't get ANYONE into
God's Kingdom today.
WHAT KEPT THESE
INDIVIDUALS from entering the Kingdom of Heaven?
Jesus tells us what in
verse 23: THEY
NEVER KNEW HIM!!!
They never TRUSTED HIM
and had an INTIMATE PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST
Isn't that EXACTLY
what John 3:3-5 tell us?
a person is BORN AGAIN,
he, she or they CANNOT SEE NOR ENTER the Kingdom of God?
We are born again when
we GET INTIMATE WITH JESUS.
We are born again when
we RECEIVE HIM INTO our hearts and He penetrates the
deepest recesses of our being BY HIS HOLY SPIRIT (Romans
That IS the "Will
of the Father".
That is THE ONLY
enter God's Kingdom.
WILL OF MY FATHER: that
EVERYONE that sees the Son, AND BELIEVES ON HIM, should
have ETERNAL LIFE"...
FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2013
THE WILL OF THE FATHER
A certain individual
recently wrote "Jesus warned that only those who do His
will -- will inherit the kingdom".
We replied: "No.
Jesus said that "only those WHO DO THE WILL OF His Father will
enter the Kingdom".
The EXACT quote is
found in Matthew 7:21 and it's ONE OF THE MOST
MISUNDERSTOOD verses in the New Testament:
"Not every one that said
to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; BUT
HE THAT DOES THE WILL OF MY FATHER which
is in heaven".
The question, then,
IS the "will of His Father".
A HOST OF MAN-INVENTED
DENOMINATIONS have been forged on the idea that "the will
of the Father" is that:
a) We obey the Law.
b) We observe the 24-hour Sabbath.
c) We observe the 10
d) We abstain from certain foods.
Get physical circumcision.
f) Adhere to a particular
RELIGION or denomination.
g) Are baptized in water.
h) Some combination of the preceding.
Besides being FALSE
doctrines INVENTED BY mortals,
there's one tiny problem:
You can't find A SINGLE
VERSE in the Bible that
tells us that God's Will is for ANYONE to do a, b, c, d, e,
f, g, or h.
NOT A ONE!
God told us
UNEQUIVOCALLY what His Will is.
Had your denomination's
founder taken the time to read THE WHOLE New Testament, instead
of only those portions that he or she liked because
they APPEAR TO SUPPORT his or her agenda, he
or she wouldn't have had ANY TROUBLE knowing what the "Will
of the Father" is.
Had YOU taken the time to
OBJECTIVELY read the ENTIRE New Testament, instead
of BLINDLY and UNQUESTIONINGLY following your
you would know "the will of the Father", too.
Jesus Himself TOLD US
what "the Will of the Father is":
"For THIS IS THE
WILL OF MY FATHER: that
EVERYONE that sees the Son, AND BELIEVES ON HIM, should
have ETERNAL LIFE"... (John
Please note what the
It doesn't say "that
EVERYONE that sees the Son, and BELIEVES ON HIM, should
have TEMPORARY life".
Likewise, it doesn't say
that "EVERYONE that sees the Son and BELIEVES ON HIM,
should have ETERNAL LIFE AS
There are NO
eternal life IS
THAT WE BELIEVE IN (TRUST) THE SON OF GOD.
Jesus Himself said so!
WHO are YOU going to
YOUR DENOMINATION'S FOUNDER?
In Acts 5:29, the
Apostle Peter gave us a
THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2013
WAS JESUS BORED?
According to a recent
survey by Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life 4
out of 5 Catholics and two (2) out of 5 Evangelicals believe
people can be saved APART
I don't know about you,
but I have trouble believing that ALMIGHTY God would send
His Son to
suffer so much, endure such agony, be
mocked, despised, ridiculed, slapped, spit on, punched,
struck with a rod, crowned with thorns, savagely lashed,
crucified, and then - as
if ALL THAT weren't enough - SPEND THREE
DAYS AND NIGHTS IN HELL ITSELF...
When all the while
people can be saved SOME
Could God really be THAT
He wouldn't be much of a
God, would He? In fact, He WOULDN'T
BE God at all.
If people could be saved
by simply being "good, decent" folk, or simply by being
"religious" -- if they could be saved through Moses,
Buddha, Allah, Mohammed, Krishna or Lao Tzu, WHY
IN THE WORLD would God make Jesus ENDURE ALL THAT HORRIFIC
Matter of fact, if I
were Jesus I'D
"Hey, Father, you made
ME go through that unspeakable agony, allowed Satan to
clobber me with everything he's got, yet
Buddha and Mohammed didn't have to suffer anything!
ALL THEY PEOPLE THEY'VE SAVED...
You let them off so easy! WHY
In fact, I'd want to
I won't even go into
HOW STARKLY DIFFERENT the teachings of these men are:
That's another subject in and of itself.
God HAD IT OUT for Jesus, and is grossly unfair...
Or, the only other
possible explanation I can come up with is
that Jesus was bored.
MUST be it!
Jesus MUST have gotten
bored Being God, Being One with the Father, ruling and
running the universe, of the heavenly realm's sheer
delights, and of His own Magnificence and splendor.
He wanted a break from
that "insufferable" status
He decided to TAKE OFF HIS GLORY, come down to this fallen,
corrupt, unreal, sin-laden, INFERIOR realm and allow His
own Creation, the religious establishment, as well as Satan
and his pawns to assault
Him to their hearts' content.
Everyone knows, after
all, that Jesus has a sadomasochistic streak and enjoyed
becoming Satan's personal punching bag, if
Oh, God in heaven... HOW
EMBARRASSED will this spineless, gutless generation be when
we stand next to those brave saints in the Early Church WHO
GAVE THEIR LIVES, THEIR
POSSESSIONS, THEIR FAMILIES, EVERYTHING... WILLINGLY
DIED HORRIBLE DEATHS because THEY
Jesus is THE ONLY WAY to the Father, and they
would neither deny Him, renounce Him, or budge one
millimeter on the Truth of the Gospel.
Salvation is found IN
NO ONE DIED FOR YOU AND
YOUR SINS BUT
53:3-7; 1 Corinthians 15:3).
No one else did, or
even CLAIMED TO.
NO ONE ELSE can
reconnect sinful you to Holy God (1
NO ONE ELSE can
give you A
NEW NATURE or
make you BORN-AGAIN (2 Peter 1:4).
There is NO
OTHER WAY to
the Father (John 14:6).
There is NO
OTHER WAY of
Salvation (Acts 4:12).
You can CALL YOURSELF
Roman Catholic or Evangelical Christian ALL DAY LONG. If
you DON'T BELIEVE THAT JESUS ALONE IS SALVATION, YOU'RE
NOT A CHRISTIAN, AND YOU'RE NOT SAVED:
Which means that
YOU AND YOUR STUPID RELIGION ARE BOTH GOING TO HELL.
Go ahead, MAKE
SATAN'S DAY with your cowardice, and
If you can't trust the
DIED FOR YOU, who
can you trust?
And if He WHO
DIED FOR YOU can't even
COUNT ON YOU to stand for Him, WHO CAN TRUST YOU?
WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2013
THE TRUE CHURCH
With an ever growing
list of over 200 confusing and disputatious “Christian”
denominations to choose from, new believers often wonder
which one they should join.
Which, they ask, is the true
First let me tell you what
the true Church ISN’T:
Jesus established His
true Church 2,000
this rock I
will build MY CHURCH and the
gates of hell shall not prevail
against it” (Matthew 16:13-19; Acts 2:1-4).
Any group INVENTED in
the PAST 200 YEARS (1,800
YEARS AFTER Christ founded His true Church) CANNOT,
therefore, be the true Church (1
so-called Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ, LDS
(Mormons), Seventh Day Adventists, Christian Science,
Jehovah’s Witnesses, or Church of God, CANNOT
be the true Church.
I don’t care if they
call themselves “the true Church” UNTIL
THEIR LYING FACES TURN LILAC.
Likewise, Jesus’ true
Church is NOT TO BE CONFUSED with any BUILDING.
Those buildings where
Christians congregate today DIDN’T EVEN EXIST when Jesus
founded his true Church.
Christ’s true Church is
NOT ANY DENOMINATION INVENTED
BEEN INVENTED BY MAN.
Jesus founded His true
Church on the
CONFESSION THAT He is THE Messiah, the Son of the Living
God (Matthew 16:18).
He founded His true
Church on the premise
that Salvation is BY FAITH in Him ALONE, NOT BY WORKS (Mark
16:16; John 3:16-18, 5:24, 6:40; Acts 16:31; Ephesians
2:8-9; Titus 3:5).
He founded the true
Church on Himself and
on His apostles and prophets (Ephesians
Everyone who DENIES Jesus is
the Messiah, that Jesus is God, or that Salvation is BY
FAITH IN HIM ALONE, is a son or daughter of Belial, IS NOT
your spiritual brother or sister, and IS NOT part of
Christ’s true Church.
His TRUE CHURCH is
comprised of ALL
BELIEVERS IN WHOSE HEARTS JESUS LIVES (John
14:23; Romans 8:9; 1 John 15:12).
believers choose to call themselves, besides “Christian”,
is up to them.
THE DAY on which
they congregate (or not) DOES NOT AFFECT THEIR SALVATION
believers choose to congregate (or not) is up to them.
As long as it’s not
with one of those heretical sects named above and invented
in the past two centuries.
There’s NO FELLOWSHIP
between light and darkness or between Christ and Belial
(demons) (2 Corinthians 6:14-15).
who denies Jesus is the Messiah, who DENIES that Jesus is
God, or who says Salvation is NOT by faith alone, but by
our own “merit” IS A LIAR, A CHILD OF SATAN, and FULL OF
CRAP (Mark 10:18; 1
The true Church gets
to spend ETERNITY with Jesus.
The fake church gets
to spend ETERNITY in the lake of fire.
The true Church will
soon be translated to heaven.
The fake church is
TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2013
ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION
is the gloomiest day in the Jewish Calendar, known as Tisha
It commemorates the
day when both the Babylonians in 586 B.C., and the Romans
in 70 A.D., destroyed the temple.
It also marks the
expulsion of Jews from Britain in 1290, from Spain in 1492,
and the day Jews were evicted en
masse, by their own government, from the town of Gush Katif
in 2005, as
it was turned over to the Palestinians.
The Bible predicts
that a third temple will be built in Jerusalem (Revelation
For years, there were
rumors circulating of a pre-fab temple being built, and
that special stones had been shipped to Israel from (take
your pick) Indiana or Arizona. All these turned out to be
But The Temple Institute
in Jerusalem is for real: www.templeinstitute.org
For some time now,
they've been busy preparing everything from priestly
garments, to silver trumpets, to sea of brass, to golden
menorah, in preparation for the third temple's
Four years ago, in
precise fulfillment of Bible Prophecy, they built the
altar of sacrifice.
It was precisely this
altar that was profaned in the Second Temple by wicked
Antiochus Epiphanes around 165 B.C.
He placed a statue of
himself on top, and then forced the priests to sacrifice
swine, and sprinkle their blood, and a broth made from
their flesh, all around the altar.
This desecration became
known as the "abomination of desolation".
In Matthew 24:15-21
Jesus told the Jews that there will be a FUTURE
"abomination of desolation" in the FUTURE temple.
He warned those in Judea
that when they saw such abomination take place, they
were to flee to the mountains at once, forsaking all their
belongings, and not even look back (Matthew
He also stated that this
would signal the greatest period of tribulation the world
has ever known.
Furthermore, the Book
of Daniel tells us the abomination of desolation will be
standing during most of the tribulation, for 1,150 days
(Daniel 8:14; 12:11).
very altar that was built 4 years ago today is THE ONE that
Antichrist will profane, by
placing on it a statue of himself, as Antiochus did.
All the temple
artifacts are already in existence. As for stones,
Israel doesn’t require any special stones from anywhere
else, since they have quarries dating back to the first and
second temples, and all the building in Jerusalem is done
with indigenous stones.
All that remains is
for the Rapture to occur, the two witnesses to show up, and
the temple's construction to begin.
MONDAY, JULY 15, 2013
CAN'T STAND PHONIES
Christendom is filled
Most members of cults
are phonies. The few who AREN'T, those whose hearts
EARNESTLY seek Truth, will find Jesus sooner or later and
FORSAKE those damnable heresies.
But there's A LOT OF
PHONINESS in evangelical circles.
Unfortunately, I deal
with it every day.
I got a two-word
message for ALL religious phonies:
You may be able to
pull the wool over a lot of dumb Christians' eyes.
You may be able to pull
your pastor's eyes (most
pastors belong in the phony category themselves).
You MAY even be able to
fool me for A LITTLE while (usually not very long, because
the Spirit of God will POINT YOU OUT AND EXPOSE YOU sooner
rather than later).
CANNOT FOOL JESUS.
He knows WHAT
YOU REALLY THINK AND FEEL BEFORE you
even think it or feel it.
He KNOWS what
you're really made of, and He KNOWS the
TRUE intent of your heart, NO MATTER HOW MUCH YOU TRY TO
You may be able to
fool your peers, bosses, co-workers, friends, family,
neighbors, members of your congregation, and even me for a
NOT fooling Jesus FOR ONE MICROSECOND.
He KNOWS your heart: the
good, the bad, the ugly, the in-between,
and EVERYTHING ELSE.
He KNOWS the
TRUE MOTIVES buried deep in
your heart and mind.
He sees right through
He'll forgive you, He'll
cleanse you and He'll save you.
gotta BE HONEST; you GOTTA GET REAL, you gotta lay it ALL
out in the open,
if you're going to get ANYWHERE WITH HIM.
Likewise, you better
be REAL if you want to get along with me and this ministry.
I can smell phonies A
Jesus CAN'T STAND
PHONIES and neither can I.
PRETENDING TO BE
something you're not, pretending to be "perfect" and
"pious", "more concerned" or "a better Christian than
anyone else" isn't
going to win you any brownie points with Him or with me.
The SECOND someone
approaches me with a holier-than-the-rest attitude A RED
FLAG goes up in my spirit.
Those who TRUST their
own "righteousness" are phonies.
There is NO SUCH THING.
We have NO RIGHTEOUSNESS.
The ONLY righteousness
in the universe - from
the Big Bang to infinity - is Jesus'.
You wanna be righteous, then
you better receive HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS.
There is NO
Jesus isn't buying
your act, and neither am I.
fool SOME people SOME of the time:
They may fool others MOST
of the time:
But the person THEY FOOL
SUNDAY, JULY 14, 2013
WHAT IS THE GOSPEL?
For all the talk about
the Gospel that is heard in Christendom, there’s much
confusion as to WHAT THE GOSPEL IS.
The Greek word evangelion means
IS the “Good News” that
Jesus and His disciples preached? WHAT
IS the Message OF the
Is the Gospel “Jesus
came, died and rose, BUT NOTHING’S REALLY CHANGED:
you still MUST follow the 10 Commandments and the law (613
commandments) OR ELSE”?
Is the Gospel Message
“BE CAREFUL, God is STILL holding our sins against us and
if you sin, you’ll be lost”?
Is the Gospel “God is
angry at your sins and UNLESS you comply with ALL THESE
CONDITIONS (A, B, C, D & E) you’re lost?
WHERE, exactly, is the
“Good News” in ANY of that?
In Matthew 4:23, after
being baptized by John, spending 40 days and nights in the
desert, with no food or water, and overcoming every
temptation that Satan threw at Him, Jesus
went forth preaching the GOOD NEWS (the Gospel) of THE
KINGDOM of God.
that time Jesus
began to preach, and to say, REPENT: for THE KINGDOM OF
In Mark 1:14-15 we read:
came into Galilee, PREACHING THE GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM OF
GOD, and saying, the time has come, and THE KINGDOM OF God is
AND BELIEVE the Good News”.
Clearly, the Gospel or
Good News of the Kingdom of God is that God’s
COULD JESUS SAY IT’S NEAR when He preached the Gospel 2,000
YEARS AGO and we have yet to see HIS KINGDOM?
As Jesus Himself told
Kingdom is NOT OF THIS WORLD” (John
His Kingdom is not yet
manifested in this physical, TEMPORARY world.
In another instance He
said that His Kingdom DOES NOT COME WITH OBSERVATION and
that we won’t say “here it is” or “there it is” BECAUSE THE
KINGDOM OF GOD IS WITHIN
His Kingdom IS
near as our breath, but IN
That dimension is NOT
visible to the naked natural eye, nor is it discernible
with the 5 physical senses.
That dimension is the
realm of ULTIMATE TRUTH, the ETERNAL PRESENT, the realm of
SPIRIT, WHERE JESUS IS KING FOREVER.
His ETERNAL Kingdom
COMES into us WHEN WE RECEIVE King Jesus INTO OUR HEARTS as
God and Savior.
When the disciples asked
Him “teach us to pray”, what did Jesus say?
Father, who are in heaven, hallowed be Your Name”…
And what was THE
FIRST PETITION that,
according to Jesus, we are to make to the Father?
Then, and only then,
will His Will “be done ON EARTH as it is IN HEAVEN”.
When King Jesus COMES
INTO us, His whole Kingdom COMES INTO US, TOO!
THAT’S WHAT WE’RE
PRAYING FOR, that’s what we’re asking God to do, WHEN WE
PRAY THE “OUR FATHER”.
In Matthew 6:33, Jesus
reiterated that receiving the King and His Kingdom into our
hearts is the NUMBER ONE PRIORITY, by saying:
second, NOT third) THE KINGDOM OF GOD”…
Back to the ORIGINAL
IS THE GOSPEL, WHAT IS THE GOOD NEWS WE ARE TO BELIEVE AND
The REST OF the verse
(Matthew 6:33) tell us:
God’s OWN righteousness – and
ALL THESE THINGS – (in context, daily necessities) WILL
BE ADDED UNTO US.
The Gospel or Good News
is that when we receive King Jesus into our hearts, HIS
KINGDOM COMES INTO US, we are born-again and, FROM
THAT MOMENT FORTH, ALL our sins are ERASED FOR ALL ETERNITY
AND GOD’S OWN RIGHTEOUSNESS IS CREDITED TO US!!!
From that moment forward
we don’t have to worry about sin ANY MORE!
From that moment forward
we don’t have to worry about Salvation!
Salvation PERSONIFIED, HAS COME TO LIVE, AND IS
LIVING IN US!
You don't have to
struggle and strive to get to heaven: HEAVEN
HAS COME INTO YOU!!!
There is NO
BETTER NEWS in
the ENTIRE COSMOS!
God’s NOT ANGRY WITH US.
He LOVES US:
He’s NOT COUNTING ANY
US, glory to His Name! (2
We’re children of the
King, we’re His legal heirs, He BELONGS TO us, HIS ENTIRE
KINGDOM BELONGS TO us and, in
Daddy’s eyes, WE CAN DO NO WRONG!!!
Glory, glory, glory,
glory, glory, glory, glory…
Yes His Kingdom WILL
EVENTUALLY BE VISIBLE and TAKE OVER THIS ENTIRE PLANET (Isaiah
2:1-4; Zechariah 14:9: Revelation 20:4).
But we don’t have to
wait ‘til the Millennium TO KNOW JESUS, OR TO ENJOY JESUS,
OR TO TALK TO JESUS, OR TO BE FORGIVEN OF ALL SIN, OR TO BE
His Kingdom CAN COME
INTO YOU RIGHT
The King Himself WILL
COME INTO YOU RIGHT
Just ask Him!!!
You’ll NEVER regret it.
This world, and
everything you see, is temporary. His Kingdom is
You’ll THANK Jesus for
SATURDAY, JULY 13, 2013
Religion has INVENTED
the lie that UNCONFESSED sins remain unforgiven.
There isn’t ONE
Scripture, from Genesis to Revelation that teaches such
God's word teaches we
should confess our sins to God, and to one another (Psalms
32:5; Daniel 9:20; James 5:16).
Such confession RELEASES
OUR INDIVIDUAL CONSCIENCE from sin but it is NOT a
“condition” for forgiveness.
1 John 1:9 says "if we
confess (ADMIT) our sins He is faithful and just to forgive
us our sins, and to
CLEANSE US from ALL unrighteousness".
Does that verse say we
have to confess EVERY SINGLE SIN?
Does it say we have to
come before God with an ITEMIZED LIST of every sin we've
Does it say that
UNCONFESSED SINS are NOT forgiven?
Only lunatics on the
religious fringe believe that.
Yet, believe it or not,
THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT
CERTAIN heretical sects teach.
Christians LIVE IN FEAR that they may have some
"unconfessed sin" hidden somewhere, that's hindering their
success, or their spiritual walk, or worse, that may keep
them from heaven.
Such doctrine is A TOTAL
PERVERSION OF 1 John 1:9 (quoted above).
1 John 1:9 SAYS
NO SUCH THING.
Let’s look at THE
WE SAY THAT WE HAVE NO SIN,
we deceive ourselves, and THE TRUTH IS NOT IN US.
If we confess (admit)
he is faithful and just TO FORGIVE US OUR SINS, AND TO
CLEANSE US FROM
(1 John 1:8-9).
This passage is clearly
referring to individuals who CLAIM
they have NO SIN.
The Greek word
translated “confess” in verse 9 (omologōmen,
a derivative of homologeo) means TO
ADMIT or TO ACKNOWLEDGE.
John merely says that
those who claim to “have no sin” are self-deceived liars,
who CONTRADICT JESUS.
If, on the other hand, THEY
ADMIT or ACKNOWLEDGE that they have sinned, Jesus
is faithful and just to forgive them and cleanse them FROM
ALL SIN, FROM
Nowhere does it say that
confession of EACH AND EVERY SIN is NECESSARY to obtain
John was talking about holier-than-thou
LEGALISTIC “Christians” who SAID that they never sinned.
Who CLAIMED to
ALWAYS “follow the law”.
In case you’re
in their right mind, would make such claim, there are
MILLIONS today who claim to “keep” God’s Law and BOAST of “not
being like those SINFUL evangelicals who
TRUST Jesus completely and DON’T LIVE UNDER the law”.
I encounter them EVERY
SINGLE DAY OF MY LIFE.
Jesus Himself had at
least ONE such encounter with the rich young ruler, who
told God, to His Face, that
he’d “kept ALL
the commandments since
Jesus (God) answered him
NO ONE IS GOOD, EXCEPT GOD ALONE” (Mark
Do you think the thief
who hung on the cross next to Jesus had time to
itemize every sin he'd ever committed? Of
Yet Jesus ASSURED
he'd be with Him in Paradise (Luke 23:43).
Do you think if some
born-again Christian dies, and "missed" confessing a
certain sin, that sin won't be forgiven?
That's ridiculous and
That sin was
forgiven BEFORE it was even committed.
That sin was
forgiven THE MOMENT he/she gave his or her heart to Jesus.
I'm sure I've
committed sins that I've forgotten about, or that I DIDN'T
EVEN REALIZE I WAS COMMITTING. The same can be said for
That verse doesn't
are to CONFESS EVERY SIN.
That verse doesn't
need to come before God with an ITEMIZED LIST of every sin
we've ever committed.
That verse doesn't
need to confess every single sin we've committed AFTER
It just says that
we need to ADMIT or ACKNOWLEDGE that we have sinned.
All God wants from us is
to ACKNOWLEDGE we have sinned and RECEIVE HIS FORGIVENESS.
We should all humble
ourselves before God regularly, acknowledge our TOTAL
DEPENDENCE on Him, confess
that by His Blood we're redeemed from ALL sins, and THANK
HIM FOR IT.
Confessing sins is NOT
done for His sake, but for our sakes.
My sisters, my
DOESN'T WANT YOU TO LIVE IN FEAR (2 Timothy 1:7; 1 John
God wants you to have
He wants you to REST IN
HIM, and TRUST HIM (Matthew 11:28; John
God KNOWS you've sinned.
He knows HOW MUCH, HOW OFTEN, AND EVERY DETAIL INVOLVED.
He loves you UNCONDITIONALLY.
He's already PAID FOR
sins, for ALL ETERNITY.
He's already FORGIVEN
He's ERASED every sin
from your record, and even from His memory (Hebrews
He expects you to receive His forgiveness,
and forget about them, too.
God doesn't want you to
be sin conscious.
He wants you to be Jesus
FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2013
DID HE OR DIDN’T HE?
In case you missed
yesterday’s message we posited the questions:
1. Did Jesus TAKE AWAY
THE SIN of the world?
2. Or did He ONLY
remove ORIGINAL sin?
3. Did He ONLY remove
sins up to the moment we turn to Him in faith?
4. Did He, from
Salvation onward, leave His children “on their own” and
responsible for the sins they commit afterwards?
5. Does He ONLY remove
the sins we confess?
6. Or, did He remove ALL
SIN FOR ALL TIME?
The answers are:
yes, no, no, no, no, and YES.
Religion INVENTED THE
LIES that either Jesus ONLY removed original sin, or that
He ONLY removed the sins up to the moment to come to Him in
faith, or that He ONLY removes the sins we confess.
The Truth is that
Jesus has REMOVED ALL SIN FOR ALL TIME:
the Lamb of God, who
TAKES AWAY THE SIN of
the world” (John 1:29).
now once in the end of the world hath He appeared TO
PUT AWAY SIN by the Sacrifice of Himself (Hebrews
the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his
holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and FORGET NOT ALL
FORGIVES ALL YOUR INIQUITIES;
who heals all your diseases (Psalm 103:1-3).
HE WAS WOUNDED FOR OUR TRANSGRESSIONS (SINS), HE WAS
BRUISED FOR OUR INIQUITIES: the chastisement of our peace
was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
All we like sheep have
gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own way; and the
LORD has laid on him THE INIQUITY (sin) OF US ALL” (Isaiah
with the blood of goats and calves, but WITH
HIS OWN BLOOD he went
into the Most Holy Place ONCE
FOR ALL having obtained ETERNAL
REDEMPTION for us”
one sacrifice He HAS
PERFECTED those who ARE SANCTIFIED BY HIM FOR
FAR AS THE EAST IS FROM THE WEST, SO FAR HAS HE REMOVED OUR
TRANSGRESSIONS (SINS) FROM US” (Psalm
God was in Christ
reconciling the world unto Himself NOT
COUNTING MEN’S SINS AGAINST THEM (2
I don’t know with HOW
MUCH MORE CERTITUDE,
or HOW MUCH CLEARER, it
can be stated.
Since Jesus REMOVED
SIN altogether and PAID FOR ALL SIN for ALL time,
does that mean EVERYONE will be saved?
Those who INSIST ON
NOT RECEIVING the
One who PAID FOR EVERY ONE OF their sins, those
WHO REFUSE TO accept His REMOVAL of ALL their sins,
WILL BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THEM.
They will ANSWER FOR and
PAY FOR those sins THEMSELVES.
That is their right,
if they so choose.
It’s a STUPID CHOICE.
Matter of fact, it’s THE
MOST STUPID choice
anyone can make, BAR NONE…
But HUMANS have the
God-given right to make it.
MUCH BIGGER THAN your
Those in whose hearts
Jesus lives NEED NOT FEAR, and WILL
NEVER SEE CONDEMNATION.
Those in whose hearts
Jesus DOES NOT live – I don’t care how “Christian” they
CLAIM to be – are
going to hell.
It’s as simple as
THURSDAY, JULY 11,
Did Jesus TAKE
AWAY THE SIN of the
Or did He ONLY remove
Did He ONLY remove
sins up to the moment we turn to Him in faith?
Did He save us, then
leave His children “on their own” and responsible for the
sins they commit afterwards?
Does He ONLY remove
the sins we confess?
He remove ALL SIN FOR ALL TIME?
ANSWER to all these questions is found in Scripture.
NOT FOUND or heard in 99% of pulpits.
And I’m not talking
about the pulpits of CULTS INVENTED by LOST, SINFUL MORTALS
in the past two centuries. I’m
talking about EVANGELICAL pulpits.
To say there’s
ENORMOUS confusion in this area, even among born-again
Christians, would be a gross understatement.
Yet this topic is
SELDOM, if ever, addressed by so-called pastors.
USELESS, forgettable drivel like “facing life with God’s
help”, “what to do with your burdens”, “overcoming anger”,
or “defining discipleship”.
But they NEVER
ADDRESS THE ISSUE AT THE VERY HEART OF OUR FAITH.
They preach AN AMBIGUOUS
“GOSPEL”, an IMPURE
MIXTURE of 80% condemnation and 20% Grace.
That, coincidentally, is
ONE REASON (though certainly not the only one) why
so many sheep are misled from the TRUE, ORIGINAL Gospel of
God’s Grace and entangled in damnable heresies and cults.
Cults may give THE
WRONG answers, but
at least THEY PROVIDE ANSWERS.
Evangelicals DO NOT.
We hear regularly from
individuals who’ve been saved FOR YEARS AND YEARS, ATTENDED
CHURCH SERVICES FOR DECADES, yet DON’T KNOW THE ANSWER to
these questions and
are TOTALLY CONFUSED about the MOST FUNDAMENTAL of
doctrines which is Salvation.
Shame, shame, SHAME
on you, HIRELINGS, who pass yourselves off as “pastors”!!!
HOW can you be a pastor
(shepherd) WHEN YOUR
SHEEP DON’T EVEN KNOW THE WAY, nor are TRAINED IN IT?
That’s why YOU’RE
SCARED TO DEATH of cults.
Because YOU KNOW that
your congregation couldn’t withstand their arguments FOR
Instead of having
stupid conferences on “Strange Fire” to attack your
Evangelical brothers, WHY DON’T YOU GIVE THEM THE TRUE
If they knew the TRUE,
HOLY, CONSUMING fire of God, if they were given clear,
solid doctrine, IF THEY REALLY KNEW WHERE THEY STAND
SPIRITUALLY, they wouldn’t have any trouble recognizing
counterfeit fire and YOU WOULDN’T NEED TO HOLD THOSE barren
Of course, just
think how your KRI$TIAN BU$INE$$ would suffer because you
would no longer PROFIT from registration fees, or
from taking incessant “offerings”, you wouldn’t get a cut
from the hotel chain where your dumb audience is staying,
and YOU’D LOSE A TON
OF CASH from the
sale of those useless books, CD’s and DVD’s you PEDDLE.
So-called “pastors” and
“church leaders” are THE MAIN CULPRITS of
the PITIFUL, DISMAL spiritual condition in which the Body
of Christ finds itself.
You pastors have no
business looking down your sanctimonious noses at
prostitutes or ANY OTHER SINNER:
At least prostitutes
ONLY SELL THEIR PHYSICAL BODIES…
You’ve SOLD OUT the BODY OF
CHRIST, and Christ Himself, FOR
THE LOVE OF MONEY.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 10,
TOO PERFECT FOR GOD
"Jesus answered them,
"It is NOT THE HEALTHY who need a doctor, BUT THE SICK. I
HAVE NOT COME to call the righteous, BUT SINNERS to
The world is FILLED
WITH self-righteous people.
They TAKE PRIDE IN their
professed adherence to man-manufactured principles.
They TAKE PRIDE IN belonging to A CERTAIN GROUP or
They boast about their
“good behavior”, their squeaky clean “Christian” life and
about how much they pray.
They WORSHIP their own
human logic and intellect.
They consider themselves
THE ELITE of God.
They THINK they can SAVE
THEMSELVES based on their religious SUPERIORITY and
If you're one of those
"perfect" individuals who always acts right, thinks right,
speaks right, looks right, whose outward demeanor and
appearance are flawless, and
even follows A PERFECT and "ONLY TRUE" RELIGION, Jesus
DIDN'T COME FOR YOU.
YOU'RE "TOO PERFECT", even
He came for IMPERFECT people.
He came for those who DO
NOT act right, who DO
NOT think right,
who DO NOT speak
right, or look right.
He came for those whose
demeanor and appearance AREN'T
He came for those with IMPERFECT beliefs -- or, better
yet -- NO RELIGION AT
for those who aren't
always the smartest
and who haven't always done what human "logic" dictates.
For those who've
"stepped in it" and made a mess of their own lives, time
came for those who ACKNOWLEDGE
THEIR IMPERFECTION and THAT THEY ARE POWERLESS TO SAVE
Who, like the publican of old, THROW THEMSELVES helplessly
at the Mercy of God, and cry out:
have mercy on me, A SINNER!" (Luke
Are you TOO
PERFECT for even Jesus to
Hell is FULL OF "PERFECT"
PEOPLE even as we
Their "perfect" demeanor COULDN'T save
PERFECT and "ONLY
TRUE" religion COULDN'T save
The religious leader they BLINDLY FOLLOWED, AND
WHOSE WORD THEY BELIEVED OVER AND ABOVE JESUS', COULDN'T SAVE
Matter of fact, he/she COULDN'T
EVEN SAVE HIMSELF OR HERSELF.
the other hand, IS
FULL OF formerly
SINFUL, wretched, IMPERFECT individuals who HUMBLED
THEMSELVES, acknowledged their inability to make it there
on their own, invited
Jesus' into their hearts, received His mercy, and were
washed SPOTLESS by His magnificent and most precious Blood.
They didn’t GET THERE because
of their “good behavior” but because OF HIS EXCELLENT
who REALIZE their own shortcomings and their sinfulness
have A GREAT CHANCE to reach heaven.
Those who are FULL
OF RELIGION, FULL
OF THEMSELVES -- or
just "FULL OF IT" -- HAVE NONE.
TUESDAY, JULY 9, 2013
BROTHER vs. BROTHER
“And I will set the
Egyptians against the Egyptians:
and THEY SHALL FIGHT
EVERYONE AGAINST HIS BROTHER, AND
EVERYONE AGAINST HIS NEIGHBOR; city against city, and KINGDOM
AGAINST KINGDOM" (Isaiah
Someone recently asked
me why I am so sure that Jesus referred in Matthew 24:4-8
to the Arab Spring and other events going on in the world.
That’s a fair
question. After all, we’ve seen SOME of the
conditions described in that passage before.
We’ve always had
religious deception – to one degree or another – and there
have always been wars and earthquakes.
The reasons that I’m
sure we’re living the birth pangs that Jesus described are
never seen such things happening TO SUCH DEGREE before,
at least not in my lifetime.
There may have been A
FEW Elmer Gantry like characters 50, 60, or 80 years ago, BUT
NOTHING REMOTELY COMPARABLE to what we’re seeing today,
when religious deception has reached PANDEMIC proportions.
Today, such preachers
are NOT the exception, they’re
We have MASS MEDIA
that didn’t exist even 20 years ago and 80-90% of what is
being propagated, supposedly “in Jesus’ Name”, is PURE
Jesus pointedly stated
that such deception would not come in Satan's name, BUT IN
HIS OWN NAME, by
people who professed that He is the Christ, the Messiah.
2. Seismic activity
(volcanoes and earthquakes) have, likewise, INTENSIFIED
DRAMATICALLY in the
past few years. Anyone with an open mind and access
to pertinent data can see that.
3. According to Psalm 102:16,
Luke 21:27 and Daniel 9:25, we’re living VERY CLOSE to the
end (Second Coming of Christ).
Daniel 9:25 calls for
a 7-week period (49 years) FROM the rebuilding of biblical
Jerusalem TO Messiah Prince.
Those 49 years will
expire around 2017.
4. Scripture must
always be taken IN CONTEXT.
Jesus uttered that
prophecy around 33 A.D.
He was referring PRIMARILY (underscore
the word “PRIMARILY”) to the world known in His day, which
was basically the Roman Empire (Europe,
the Middle East and Northern Africa) or, if you prefer, the
The American Continent
WAS NOT KNOWN and would not be discovered until 1,460
I am not saying this
passage cannot have a secondary application to the American
Continent, but IT CONCERNS PRIMARILY the world of Jesus’
Is it MERE COINCIDENCE
that the nations involved today, in this UNPRECEDENTED
chain reaction known as the Arab Spring, are
THE VERY SAME NATIONS of Jesus’ day, those around the
Christians are blissfully and ignorantly UNAWARE that MUCH
(NOT ALL) of what Jesus said was taken from the Old
When our Lord spoke of
“nation against nation and KINGDOM against KINGDOM” He was
borrowing the phrase from Isaiah chapter 19 (quoted above),
with which He was doubtlessly familiar (Luke 4:17).
As you can see, it’s
used in Isaiah in direct reference to Egypt and, sure
enough, Egypt has PLAYED A VERY PROMINENT ROLE in the Arab
It has been in turmoil
for the past three years, and (humanly speaking) NO ONE
KNOWS FOR SURE WHERE IT GOES FROM HERE.
There have been wars in
the Middle East since the dawn of history, where one nation
fought against another. But
NEVER BEFORE IN HISTORY have we seen this domino effect
brought about by turmoil WITHIN EACH NATION: Egyptian
against Egyptian, brother against brother, neighbor against
neighbor, as the passage above–which our Lord was alluding
to – clearly describes.
NO ONE has to agree
with my analysis. People are free to believe WHATEVER
But someone would have
to make ONE HECK OF A BIBLICAL case to convince me
And, frankly, having
studied the Bible for many years – prophecy in particular –
I don’t see HOW they could.
MONDAY, JULY 8, 2013
I call the words in
Matthew 24:29-30 "the
In most English Bibles they read "Immediately
tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and
the moon shall not give her 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 they
shall see the Son of Man coming in the clouds of heaven
with power and great glory".
The Word of God, as
originally written, is inerrant. Translations of
His Word AREN'T.
Intentionally or not, the translators' theological bias
ends up influencing their translation.
This is one CLEAR
instance where that happened.
problem: ALL THE OTHER VERSES OF SCRIPTURE that talk ABOUT
THESE SAME SIGNS, clearly state they happen BEFORE the
Isaiah 13:10, Joel
2:10-11,31 and Revelation 6:12 all tell us these signs PRECEDE THE
THEY take place JUST
MOMENTS BEFORE THE
RAPTURE (Revelation 6:12).
They occur AS SOON AS
THE TRIBULATION BEGINS,
The whole discourse in
Matthew 24 is given in answer to the disciples' question:
"tell us... WHAT
SHALL BE THE SIGN OF YOUR COMING, and of the end of the
SIGNS ARE ALWAYS
GIVEN BEFORE an
The whole purpose of
signs is TO
WARN US that
SOMETHING is ABOUT
WHAT WOULD BE THE
PURPOSE of giving us signs AFTER the
tribulation's already ENDED?
BY THEN, EVERYONE WOULD
WHY ON EARTH would
anyone need ANY SIGNS at
most severe catastrophic judgments in history are taking
if the Antichrist has been reigning for 3½ years, if people
have been FORCED to worship him and Satan, if they have
been REQUIRED to take his mark in order to buy or sell, EVERYONE
WOULD KNOW THE
TRIBULATION IS UNDERWAY.
After experiencing ALL
THAT, WHAT MORON would need FURTHER “SIGNS” that THE
TRIBULATION HAS HAPPENED?
If these "signs" were
given AFTER the
TRIBULATION is ALL
OVER... they'd be pretty USELESS.
signs happen AFTER the tribulation.
signs point to Christ’s Second Coming. They signal the
Jesus gave us the sign
of the sun turning dark, etc. as
an indication that the Rapture's ABOUT TO happen, FOLLOWED
BY THE AWFUL TRIBULATION (Luke 21:27-28).
The Greek words eutheos
translated as "immediately after", actually mean "immediately
eutheos = immediately,
meta = WITH, accompanying
Matter of fact, the
VERY SAME WORD “meta” is CORRECTLY translated as “WITH” in
the TWO VERSES THAT FOLLOW (verses
30 and 31).
So, we must ask
ourselves: WHY was
it CORRECTLY translated “WITH” in verses 30 and 31, but
ONLY translated “after” in verse 29?
Do you suppose it may
have something to do with the fact that WHEN THE FIRST
ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS of the Bible were made in the 14th
century A.D. the MENACING RELIGIOUS ESTABLISHMENT DICTATED
If we read this portion
tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened"... there's
NO CONFLICT whatsoever with the other scriptures that
mention these same signs.
The correct sequence
therefore is: the sun gets dark, or the moon turns
blood-red, there will be some sort of meteor shower, or
asteroids hitting the earth, or both, the atmospheric
heavens will shake, the Rapture takes place, then the
tribulation JUDGMENTS begin.
The Rapture IS
PRE-TRIB (Revelation 7:9).
God's getting His
children out of here under the 6th seal,
BEFORE He pours out His judgments (Revelation 8:1-2).
NO AMOUNT OF
ESCHATOLOGICAL BIAS, NO AMOUNT OF UNBELIEF, AND NO
MISTRANSLATION CAN CHANGE THAT.
SUNDAY, JULY 7, 2013
WHAT THEY DIDN'T DO
send anyone to
Huh? You heard me:
ACTIONS won't send ANYONE to hell.
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 believe, or FEAR, that
their ACTIONS will either earn heaven, or send them to
They THINK that
drinking a few beers, smoking, watching porn, using drugs,
ADULTERY, FORNICATION, and other such practices, will send
them to hell.
There are even professing
That's HOW BADLY THEY'VE
BEEN DECEIVED by religion.
Lest there be any
misunderstanding, ALL OF THESE [except for drinking beer] are
These practices ARE
SERIOUS consequences IN
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.
All I'm saying is that DOING
these things, SINFUL AS THEY ARE, is NOT what sends someone
What sends people to
hell ISN'T 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
Actions CANNOT get you
into heaven. Nor can they send you to hell.
INACTION is what sends
SITTING ON THE FENCE
and NOT inviting
Jesus into your heart, IS THE
ONLY SIN that sends ANYONE TO
Jesus Himself said that ALL
SINS will be forgiven to men (and
NOT RECEIVING HIM (Matthew
12:31-32; John 14:6).
Many will be shocked
when they find themselves in hell and realize IT WASN'T
got them there:
They went there because
of WHAT THEY DIDN'T DO.
SATURDAY, JULY 6, 2013
JESUS' SECRET YEARS
Did Jesus ever travel
Did He travel as a young boy with
Joseph of Arimathea and visit Scotland?
sojourn into India, or the Far East?
NO, NO and
While there are
legends circulating about such journeys, there
ISN'T ONE smidgeon of scriptural OR HISTORICAL evidence,
that Jesus traveled ANYWHERE outside Israel.
Those who spread
such myths HAVE NOTHING, biblical
or secular, to stand on,
except UNSUBSTANTIATED, PAGAN folklore.
spread such myths are only DEMONSTRATING THEIR
TOTAL IGNORANCE of
Other than a brief trip to Egypt as
a toddler, to escape Herod's death decree, Jesus never
traveled outside Israel.
As He Himself said "I
was sent ONLY to
the lost sheep of Israel" (Matthew 15:24).
it any clearer than THAT.
The Scriptures clearly tell us He
grew up in Nazareth,
in Galilee (northern Israel) (Matthew 2:23).
so-called "secret years" are
The Bible tells us he "went
down to Nazareth with
them (Joseph and Mary) and was
obedient to them" (Luke
We know He STAYED in Nazareth, and didn't
travel anywhere until He became an adult, except
to Jerusalem to celebrate the pilgrimage Feasts (Luke
This is undisputed since people
in His home town of Nazareth KNEW HIM very well (Matthew
13:55; Mark 6:3).
Had he left as a young boy and
then returned after many years as a full grown adult, as
some idiots claim, NOBODY WOULD HAVE RECOGNIZED HIM.
in Nazareth, and worked quietly as a carpenter, UNTIL it
was time for His PUBLIC ministry
to begin, which was at age 30 (Luke 3:23).
Additionally, there's NO RELIABLE HISTORIC EVIDENCE
ANYWHERE that He EVER traveled outside Israel. There are a
couple LEGENDS floating around, but that's ALL they are:
He NEVER ventured INTO India,
or the Far East to learn Eastern mysticism, or Eastern
religions, as some fools claim.
IMPOSSIBLE because Jesus'
teachings ARE TOTALLY CONTRARY TO such false, PAGAN,
proclaim such LIES can't produce EVEN A SHRED OF EVIDENCE
to support their claims.
We can believe solid,
time-tested, PROVEN Truth,
or we can be swept by every wind of doctrine that wishful
Truth leads people to heaven.
Winds of doctrine are FULL OF HOT AIR,
and sweep the fools who follow them STRAIGHT INTO HELL.
FRIDAY, JULY 5, 2013
MIDDLE EAST ABLAZE
It isn’t over yet.
The so-called Arab Spring has sprung yet again :
There are continued
protests in Turkey, Syria is in the midst of full-fledged,
bloody, civil war, and Egypt’s in turmoil again.
Turkey is the ONLY
Islamic member of NATO.
After the Arab Spring
exploded 2½ years ago, it had managed to stay above the
fray and keep its population in check. That is no
longer the case.
Since May 31 people
have taken to the streets daily in protests against the
decade long government of dictator Recep Erdogan.
Due to vigorous
opposition, mainly from France and Germany, Turkey was
denied membership in the EU.
Erdogan is engaged in
a delicate balancing act, trying on the one hand to please
NATO and the EU, yet also portraying himself as supporter
of those who’ve toppled totalitarian governments in
Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and still trying to depose Assad in
Syria, on the other
hand, has been constantly in the news for the past two
years, amidst civil unrest, daily death, violence and
destruction, with barbarian Hafez Al-Assad using chemical
weapons against his own people and refusing to step down.
In an interview given
two days ago, HE ACTUALLY BOASTED about his government’s
resilience, declared that his opponents had failed to oust
him, and PRACTICALLY
DARED the West to intervene militarily by saying that the
only way he could be toppled would be through foreign
For years, students of
prophecy have wondered about the fulfillment of Isaiah 17:1
which plainly states that Damascus
will no longer be a city but will turn into a pile of
It doesn’t say HOW it
becomes a heap of ruins, or WHO gets the job done.
The verses that follow
give two important clues:
Isaiah 17:4 says that
“in that day the
glory of Jacob (Israel) will fade”.
And Isaiah 17:7 says
that “in that day people
will look to their Maker and turn their eyes to the Holy
One of Israel”.
Both of these verses
fit with the end-time scenario that is unfolding before our
God’s Word DOES NOT
say that Damascus will be destroyed ALL AT ONCE.
There’s a similar
prophecy in Isaiah chapter 13:19-22 and 14:22-23 with
regards to the utter destruction of ancient Babylon.
God said it would be
TOTALLY destroyed and NEVER AGAIN rebuilt or inhabited.
The prophecy WAS
fulfilled. But Babylon wasn’t destroyed all at once.
It happened gradually, over centuries. By the first
century B.C. it had become nothing but ruins and has
remained that way for the past 2,000 years.
I’m not saying it will
take centuries for Damascus to be destroyed, but possibly a
We cannot rule out
some sort of foreign military action which Assad has
practically invited, but Syrians seem to be doing a bang-up
job of gradually decimating their own capital.
All of which brings us
Barely a year after
the ousting of Hosni Mubarak, the FIRST elected President
in Egypt’s LONG and intricate history was just toppled in a
The situation is
precarious and fraught with uncertainty.
There are more
questions than answers.
The BIGGEST question
Will the Camp David
Peace Treaty of 1978-1979 hold up?
Egyptians seem to be
divided, some wanting freedom and economic opportunity,
while others want Islamic rule and Sharia law.
It’s hard for Westerners
to understand that certain people would NOT WANT DEMOCRACY,
since the very term means “government BY the people” but,
unbelievable as it may sound, many
in the Middle East LIKE and WANT DICTATORSHIP:
Just as long as that
Islamic law BY FORCE…
Right after the ouster
of Mubarak MANY Egyptians showed their true wishes by
killing a number of Coptic Christians -- JUST for
BEING Christian -- attacking the Israeli embassy, and
expressing their desire to break the Camp David Accords and
go back to the “good old days” of war with Israel.
Of course, if they did
that, they’d lose the 1.5 billion dollars in U.S. foreign
aid that they get each year (Egypt presently ranks fifth
among U.S. foreign aid recipients, behind Israel,
Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan), but many
Egyptians seem to be O.K. with that.
After all, U.S. aid
seems to be doing little more than BUYING
TEMPORARY peace with Israel and lining the pockets of the
current ruling dictator.
NONE OF IT seems to be reaching the people, or improving
the quality of their lives. So what do they care?
Let’s not forget that,
in modern times, PRIOR to the Camp David Accords of 1978,
Egypt and Israel fought three major bloody wars: the
Arab-Israeli War (1948), the Six-Day War (1967) and the Yom
Kippur War (1973).
That’s not counting
relatively minor military conflicts in 1954, 1955, 1956,
and the so-called War of Attrition in 1968-70.
As unlikely as it may
seem, God’s Word says that Egypt will eventually turn to
Jesus and will be totally at peace with Israel and serving
the Lord during the Millennium (Isaiah 19:19-22).
Bottom line: the
birthpangs are still going strong. They’ve been going
on for the past 3½ years (Matthew 24:4-8).
That points to one
The Rapture and
tribulation cannot be far behind.
THURSDAY, JULY 4, 2013
OUR LAST 4TH OF JULY?
"Our fathers' God, to
Author of liberty, to Thee we sing;
our land be bright
with freedom's holy light;
protect us by Thy might,
great God, our King".
From "My Country ‘Tis of Thee", Lyrics by Samuel F. Smith,
What if THIS were the
LAST 4th of July you got to celebrate?
I know, I know... People just want to have a good time,
watch some spectacular fireworks and enjoy some BBQ.
Nobody wants to hear or even THINK about birthpangs,
tribulation, prophecy or anything else today.
I don't want to hear about such things,
or think about the possibility of THIS being the last time
the U.S. celebrates its independence...
time we get to commemorate this 237-year old bastion of
freedom and democracy.
IF IT WERE?
What if you woke up one morning and America was no
longer the world's foremost superpower?
whatever was LEFT of it was ruled and dominated by dark,
antagonistic, evil forces?
What if all born-again
Christians were gone and you
found yourself on a planet full of VIOLENT Christ-haters?
This may SOUND far-fetched, but it will happen sooner
than anyone - myself included - wants to accept.
go ahead, enjoy the festivities, enjoy your ribs,
hamburgers and whatever else... but
don't forget Jesus and DON'T PUSH HIM ASIDE.
If you haven't INVITED
HIM to enter your heart, if you haven't RECEIVED
HIM as God and Savior, please DO
IT NOW. Don't put it off for another second.
The freedom we've enjoyed for over two centuries COMES
FREEDOM APART FROM Him (John
8:36; 2 Corinthians 3:17).
One would have to be
BLIND not to see that this world is about to go up in
Enjoy it while you can, because THIS
Independence Day may well be our last.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 3,
Lest some of you think
I exaggerate when I lament the DISMAL spiritual condition
of the Church at large, let me offer a SMALL sample of what
I face each day.
We will call this
young woman Sheila (not her real name) and here’s what she
wrote from her IPhone:
appreciate your website very much. And don't want to
nullify anything really. It is really all about
relationship with Him. I love Him too and don't
want to 'fall from Grace'. Please
Christians being 'lukewarm' which Christ hates along
with His letters to the churches and the bride preparing
for the rapture. Jesus
warned only those who Do his will inherit the kingdom and
many Christians have been lulled to sleep. Repentance
is also commanded in
Revelations. I want His presence. Like in marriage, sin
hurts the relationship. After reading this website, I abhor
my self works. Intimacy even in marriage is difficult. And Jesus
did say narrow is the way and
few be that find it. I
have read testimonies about people in hell including the
Please be sensitive to those issues. The
Word does say that The Lord does blot names from the book
What is our love commandment? To also be our brothers
keeper. Our sin nailed Jesus to the cross. I hate always
fighting those religious spirits that put more burdens on
people. Thank you for exposing false doctrine. My head is
still twirling about Alexander. Also, many
Christian have not even prepared to stand before the Son of
our works shall be tried by fire and rewards given. Could
you expound on your website? Thank you brother for your
passion and love for our King. Bless you and this website”.
I wish I could say this
type of email is RARE, but
On the contrary: It’s
This poor confused soul,
steeped in religion, DOES