RISEN IS THE
first and the last: I
THAT LIVES, and was dead; and, behold, I
AM ALIVE FOREVERMORE... and have the keys of hell
and of death" (Revelation
"WHOEVER DRINKS of the water that I shall give him
shall never thirst; but THE
WATER THAT I SHALL GIVE HIM shall be in him A WELL
OF WATER SPRINGING UP INTO EVERLASTING LIFE (John
Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that
hears say, Come. And LET
HIM THAT IS THIRSTY COME. AndWHOSOEVER WILL, LET HIM
TAKE THE WATER OF LIFE FREELY" (Revelation
we believe in Jesus?
we believe He's THE ONLY Savior?
we believe in His Deity?
we believe He's about to APPEAR and Rapture His
we believe HE WILL RETURN TO EARTH AND ESTABLISH HIS
we KNOW HIM personally and intimately?
WHY SHOULD EVERYONE
BREATHING RECEIVE HIM INTO HIS OR HER HEART AS GOD
Because He IS
sin and death.
and kicked the living daylights out of Satan.
took THE KEYS of death and hell AWAY from the creep.
ABUNDANT and ETERNAL LIFE.
He LOVES YOU... TOTALLY
He NOT ANGRY at
you, no matter WHAT you may have done.
RECEIVE YOU WITH ARMS WIDE OPEN.
YOU ETERNAL Salvation and HIS OWN RIGHTEOUSNESS... FOR
Because at His
Right Hand THERE
ARE PLEASURES FOREVER MORE.
decaying world offers is
carnal "pleasure" is
But MY JESUS
offers us NEVER-ENDING ECSTASY.
MAN-INVENTED religion is DEAD:
(Buddha, Mohammed, Joseph Smith, Ellen G. White, L.
Ron Hubbard, Mary Baker Eddy, William Campbell,
Herbert W. Armstrong and Charles T. Russell) ARE
AS DEAD ARE DOOR NAILS.
founders of Hinduism - so-called Vedas -- along with
their multiple gods and goddesses (DEMONS), ARE
DEAD and bound for the lake of fire.
Our Jesus IS
IMAGINARY "deities" are remote, INVISIBLE and
Why? Because THEY
That's WHY they
CANNOT SHOW THEMSELVES.
TRUE GOD, came in HUMAN FORM so that ALL COULD SEE
And Jesus will
LIVE IN YOU. He
will give you HIS VERY LIFE, if
you receive Him INTO YOUR HEART RIGHT NOW.
"deities" must be REGULARLY placated.
NONE OF THEM
OFFERS a PERMANENT SOLUTION to the sin problem that
has plagued mankind for SIX MILLENNIA OR LONGER.
ONLY JESUS DOES.
ONLY JESUS OFFERS
A PERSONAL, INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP.
ONLY JESUS DESTROYED
AND TOOK AWAY SIN - ONCE AND FOR ALL! (John
1:29; Hebrews 9:26)
ONLY JESUS OFFERS
False deities DEMAND
that YOU give your life FOR THEM.
ONLY JESUS LOVED
YOU ENOUGH TO GIVE HIS LIFE FOR YOU.
heaven's name, are you doing drinking polluted water
from religion's STAGNANT CISTERNS when
you can drink PURE, CRYSTAL-CLEAR, ETERNALLY
SATISFYING, LIVING WATER? (Revelation
Go ahead, HAVE
It's "on the
WHY do we ADORE
is LOVELIER than
human words can express.
IS WORTHY OF our UNRESTRAINED, spontaneous and
And BECAUSE HE
IS ALIVE FOREVERMORE.
THE REASON we
believe in Jesus is BECAUSE HE
"I AM the
resurrection, and the life: HE
THAT BELIEVES IN ME, THOUGH HE WERE DEAD, YET SHALL
LIVES AND BELIEVES IN ME SHALL NEVER DIE"
NO ONE ELSE,
in all the eons of time, has
NO ONE ELSE HAS
EVER GIVEN SUCH
You can settle
for a FAKE, MEDIOCRE, DEAD, "god" or "goddess" or
you can KNOW, EXPERIENCE AND BECOME PART OF THE
REAL, LIVING GOD.
WHY do we
believe in Jesus?
is THE LIFE. (John
IS RISEN, and
there's NO DEATH in Him.
REASON" we believe in THE ONE AND ONLY SAVIOR.
WHO ELSE, IN
ALL OF HISTORY,
CAN SAY THE SAME?
It's hard to
believe that in a city as tiny as first century
Jerusalem, there are not one, not two, but THREE
locations purported to be the "real" Calvary.
The best known of the three is situated inside
the Church of the Holy Sepulcher whose ownership, in
and of itself, is in dispute among several
denominations, The RCC, the Greek Orthodox, the
Oriental Orthodox, the Anglican, and even some
No offense to any of the
aforementioned brethren but, as far as I'm
concerned, THEY CAN HAVE IT.
location known as Gordon's Calvary, just northwest
of the Damascus Gate.
And a third
candidate's been recently added on the Mount of
I get a bit miffed when I hear
Christians state, in religiously correct fashion, that
"we don't know for sure" what
the correct location is.
We do if we
study the Scriptures.
most important thing, regardless of which is the
correct location, is WHAT TOOK PLACE at Golgotha:
Jesus died for our sins, and He rose from the dead
three days and nights later.
Golgotha being THE MOST IMPORTANT PLACE ON EARTH, the
place where man's eternal destiny was decided, the
place WHERE GOD'S OWN BLOOD WAS SHED,
it's hard to believe that our Lord would NOT give us
clear indication of where He died.
what we know from the Bible about the place of the
1. It was located "near
2. It was adjacent
to a garden [John
adjacent garden belonged to a rich man, Joseph
of Arimathea [Matthew 27:57-60]
4. The garden contained
a "NEW TOMB where no corpse had yet been placed" [Luke
5. The tomb was
cut [chiseled] out of solid rock [Matthew
6. The body
of the deceased was placed ON THE RIGHT SIDE of
the tomb [Mark 16:5, 6]
7. A very large stone
was ROLLED in front of the entrance. In
order to ROLL, it would have had to be ROUND [Matthew
sacrifice for sin HAD TO take place on Mount Moriah,
as required under Jewish law [Deuteronomy 16:2].
9. The placed was called
Golgotha, meaning "the place of a skull"
The Mount of Olives location
hardly deserves mention.
NOTHING in the Gospels that states Jesus was
crucified and buried on the Mount of Olives. NOT A
The alleged tomb would have been sealed
with A SQUARE ROCK. Last time I checked, we
cannot ROLL a SQUARE stone, or a SQUARE ANYTHING,
in order to seal the tomb. THAT does not match
There's NOTHING in the Gospels to
indicate that Jesus crossed the Kidron Valley with
the cross, which would have been the case had it
happened on the Mount of Olives.
claim for this location is ENTIRELY based on the
fact the Bible says the "veil in the temple was
rent" when Jesus died.
Proponents contend that there's no way anyone
could have SEEN THE VEIL IN THE TEMPLE from either
of the other TWO locations.
Consequently, they claim, it must have happened
on the Mount of Olives, where you could get a clean
look at what went on in MOST of the temple.
That claim is ludicrous. We're talking
about the veil that separated the Holy Place from
the Holy of Holies. NO ONE could have seen the
entrance to the Holy of Holies FROM ANY OF THE THREE
The fact the synoptic Gospels give this detail
doesn't necessarily mean THEY SAW IT WHEN
let alone that THEY SAW IT FROM CALVARY.
It's interesting that Matthew, Mark and Luke
give this detail, [Matthew 27:51; Mark 15:38; Luke
We know that, of the 12, John
was the ONLY disciple PRESENT at the Crucifixion.
So Matthew or Mark, WHO WERE NOT AT CALVARY, may
have had some privileged access where they got to
see the veil. Or they may have been told about it
afterwards by those who served in the temple, or
simply recorded it by Divine inspiration. To
base the location on that detail ALONE is simply
Which takes us to the Holy Sepulcher: It's hard
to associate this place with Calvary for several
For one thing, the inside is so ornate that THE
DECORATIONS compete with any actual historic value
the site may have.
visible that one would associate with the Golgotha described
in the Gospels.
Religious hierarchy and some
archaeologists CLAIM it is built on a hill, and that
under the hill there were A
NUMBER OF rock-cut graves,
dating to the first century, indicating it
was a COMMON burial place.
If you've read the Gospels, several red flags
should have gone up:
There's NOTHING in
the Bible that says Jesus would be buried in a COMMON burial
place. More than one Scripture clearly says He
was buried in A RICH MAN'S GRAVE [Isaiah
53:9; Matthew 27:57-60; Mark 15:43].
Therefore, THAT CONTRADICTS
There's NOTHING IN THE GOSPELS that says the
tomb was UNDERNEATH the
place of crucifixion. It clearly says it was ADJACENT
(next to) it.
THERE that resembles A SKULL.
or any evidence of a garden nearby. Nor
is this location on Mount Moriah.
Frankly, ALL the
Holy Sepulcher has going for it is RELIGIOUS
As for those who would say that
Israeli archaeologists tend to support the Holy
Sepulcher location... Give me a break!
Tourism is HUGE in Israel. It's approximately 8% of
the nation's GDP and represents over $15 BILLION
yearly in revenue for that tiny nation. Do you
really expect GOVERNMENT
LICENSED archaeologists to
publicly admit to the world's 1.2 BILLION Catholics
"hey, guys, the place you consider holiest AND VISIT
IN DROVES each year IS FAKE?
Thank God for
Gordon's Calvary, which IS THE REAL CALVARY,
THE BIBLE DESCRIPTION IN EACH AND EVERY DETAIL:
1. It's located "near
the city", just outside the wall [John
2. It's ADJACENT
TO a garden [John
3. The adjacent garden belonged
to a rich man, as evidenced by the fact it had a
winepress, and a HUGE underground cistern to
accumulate water during rainy seasons for use during
a drought [Matthew 27:57-60]
TOMB was NEW, and no corpse had been placed there [Luke
23:53]. We know this because part of the tomb is
and because the place where Jesus was laid had
to be modified in a hurry and ENLARGED to
accommodate Jesus' height.
5. This tomb is
cut [chiseled] out of solid rock,
and the chisel marks are still clearly visible
6. The body
of the deceased was placed ON THE RIGHT SIDE of
the tomb, just as Mark describes [Mark 16:5, 6]
7. It had a groove in front of the entrance
where a large stone would have been ROLLED in
order to seal it, just as Scripture indicates
8. This is the
ONLY one of the three locations situated on Mount
the location REQUIRED by Torah where SACRIFICE FOR
SIN could be offered [Deuteronomy 16:2].
we KNOW that Jesus
Himself said He came TO FULFILL "every jot and
tittle of" the Torah (Matthew
9. Jesus, being the
Lamb of God,
would have been taken from the nearby Antonia
Fortress outside the city through
the Sheep Gate. The
Sheep Gate leads to Gordon's Calvary. It DOES NOT
lead to the Mount of Olives, or to the so-called
He would have had to zigzag all over the city in
order to reach the location of the Holy Sepulcher.
years later, despite erosion, there's still the
unmistakable FORM OF A SKULL, on the hillside at
It's easy to see why people referred to it as
Golgotha, meaning "the place of a skull" [John
I hate to bring this up during Holy
Week, but that just
shows what lengths religious liars will go to, in
order to cover The Truth.
They'd rather we believed THEIR
SINFUL, SELF-SERVING WORD OVER AND ABOVE GOD'S.
In order to believe the other two locations, we
would have to COMPLETELY DISREGARD EVERYTHING God said
about this unique place, and BLINDLY
believe WHAT THEY SAY.
However, lest any doubt remain, the
apostle John, the ONLY DISCIPLE THAT stood before
Jesus at THE REAL Golgotha and SAW THE PLACE OF
CRUCIFIXION WITH HIS OWN EYES, told us UNDISPUTEDLY
what the correct location was:
Revelation 10:8: "Their bodies will lie ON
THE SQUARE of the great city... WHERE ALSO THEIR
LORD WAS CRUCIFIED".
John unmistakably says Jesus
was crucified AT A CITY SQUARE or PLAZA (plateias in
the Mount of Olives location, and there's never
the Holy Sepulcher location, and there's never been.
Besides matching ALL
the other requirements TO PERFECTION,
Gordon's Calvary, a/k/a "the place of the skull"
right across the street from Damascus Square, which
dates back to the time of Christ.
Period. End of story. Case closed.
THE IMAGE OF
"The Son is THE
IMAGE OF the invisible God"...
"The Son is the
reflection of God's glory and THE EXACT LIKENESS OF
God's Being" (Hebrews
Jesus answered: "Don't you know me, Philip? ...Anyone
WHO HAS SEEN ME has seen the Father. How
can you say, 'Show us the Father'? (John 14:9)
truly amazing how the HUMAN Image of Jesus has been
PRESERVED through 21 centuries to this day and age.
Keeping in mind that Jesus' Birth took place over
2,000 years ago,
and that photography wasn't even INVENTED UNTIL the
year 1822 (19th century), it truly is remarkable.
The Image of Jesus has been depicted in art more
than ANY OTHER.
All the great masters from
Giotto to Masaccio, from Ghirlandaio to Botticelli,
from Michelangelo to Raphael, from Rubens to
Leonardo, from Rembrandt to El Greco, have made
Jesus the subject of their masterpieces at least
Every painting of Jesus, every prayer
card, every medal or crucifix, portrays
Him the same way: tall,
thin, slightly muscular, with a beard, and similar
You'll never find ONE image
of Jesus where His features aren't basically the
same: long hair, oval face, bushy brows, prominent
brow bone, large, innocent eyes, long, straight
nose, high cheekbones, mustache, beard.
You'll never find ONE image of Jesus that
portrays Him short or even of average height.
You'll never find ONE image of Jesus that
portrays Him as being heavy or overweight.
HOW His Image, the
HUMAN Image of God, could be passed down from
generation to generation, for 21 centuries,
without the benefit of conventional photography, is
nothing short of miraculous.
It can be
attributed to what we know today as the
Shroud of Turin, which IS, beyond ANY doubt, the
burial cloth of Jesus.
I'm not a fan of religious relics. In fact, I
tend to frown on them.
But the Shroud is
unique. There's NOTHING remotely comparable to it
Not only does it bear the human
Image of our God and Creator. Not only does it bear
the Image of our ONE AND ONLY Savior. It's
stained with His Blood.
The VERY BLOOD
that He poured out, to the very last drop, for your
sins and mine.
The Shroud has been analyzed by more than one
team of reputable scientists. It's been more
scrutinized by experts in various fields and
photographed than any other relic in the world.
And even in this day and age, with
ALL the magnificent and considerable
state-of-the-art technology at our disposal, which
no other generation has enjoyed, NO
ONE can duplicate it and NO ONE can explain HOW the
Image was formed.
All those who've made sensationalist CLAIMS to
have "duplicated" it have only hogged the limelight
FOR A FEW DAYS and rightly so. They've soon been
DISMISSED and forgotten.
All they've managed to produce ARE VERY CRUDE
non-realistic images that COME NOWHERE NEAR the
Shroud's Image in quality, detail, realism, or, for
that matter, A NUMBER OF OTHER exceptional
The Image itself is PROVEN
to contain no
paint, pigment or powder. It is non-directional,
as opposed to artist brush strokes which flow in one
direction or another.
It is so faint, and of
such UNUSUAL coloring that it's been described more
as a DISCOLORATION OF the cloth itself.
That's why it's much more visible in reverse
Three-dimensional information is encoded into it.
What artist, let alone a medieval one, could have
The Image is that of
a REAL dead man,
not some statue.
That REAL man shows
the precise marks of Crucifixion described in the Gospels,
including the crown of thorns, the savage flogging,
front and back, the nail prints on both hands and
feet and even the spear thrust through Jesus' side.
It is stained with HUMAN (and, I might add, SINLESS)
blood type AB which,
although not uncommon in the Middle East, is rather
rare in Europe.
Well, what about the carbon
14 tests conducted in three different laboratories
in 1988 which dated it from 1260-1390 A.D.?
A. The Shroud suffered damage during a fire that
almost destroyed it in 1532. As a result, some
repairs had to be made.
The cloth portion taken for the carbon test was
not of the same chemical composition as THE REST OF
It had been compromised by being interwoven with
newer threads used by the Poor Clare nuns to make
the repairs, thus yielding an inaccurate result.
14 dating, while useful, is NOT infallible.
It has been PROVEN to yield false dates.
The small portion used for the tests also came from
a highly touched area of the Shroud additionally
compromised by a higher than 60% "bioplastic
coating" of bacterial growth caused by the extensive
handling. It is, after all, 2,000 years old.
D. Textile experts have testified that both, the
cloth itself and the type of weaving involved are
distinctly from the first century A.D.
E. All the other evidence aside, the Hungarian
a manuscript which dates back to 1192, shows a
drawing of the Shroud with its very distinct first
century herringbone weave, and ANOTHER unmatched
characteristic, the three L-shaped burn holes which
are commonly referred to as "poker holes".
There are a number of other depictions on the Codex
consistent with the Shroud: Jesus is shown lying
down, naked with his arms modestly crossed at the
wrists, the fingers are unusually long and there are
no visible thumbs. This seems artistically strange
but to forensic pathologists it makes perfect sense.
The illustration also shows a clear mark on
Jesus' forehead where the distinctive 3-shaped
bloodstain appears on the Shroud.
This PROVES UNEQUIVOCALLY that the Shroud
EXISTED and WAS KNOWN as
early as 1192, a
WHOLE CENTURY PRIOR to the earliest carbon 14 date.
F. Its twin cloth, known as the Sudarium of
Oviedo, also containing type AB blood stains, proven
to have covered the same face and
to perfectly match the head blood stains on the
a well-documented history and is KNOWN, BEYOND
date back to AT LEAST the 6th century A.D. That's over
700 YEARS PRIOR TO the earliest carbon 14 date.
For those who say that "it's a forgery", you're
simply living IN DENIAL.
You MUST attack the
Shroud as you MUST attack ANYTHING that could
remotely be construed as proof of Jesus' Deity.
Why? Because you're
the prospect of facing A REAL, LIVING GOD.
You think that
by burying your head in the sand and DENYING Him,
you'll make Him "go away".
YOU that's "going away".
He's from ETERNITY TO ETERNITY.
deny Him from now until you open your eyes in the
lake of fire and find there's NO WAY OUT.
is THE ONLY WAY of Salvation.
And to ANY diligent, OBJECTIVE, Truth-seeking
PERSON, the Deity of Jesus is UNDENIABLE.
For PROOF of
His Resurrection, click
And for THE
MOST BEAUTIFUL rendition of "He Loved me with a
Thank you, Jesus!
THE DAY JESUS
no man ever yet hated HIS OWN FLESH; but nourishes
and cherishes it, even as the Lord the church: For WE
ARE MEMBERS OF HIS BODY, OF HIS FLESH, and OF HIS
For this cause shall a man leave his father and
mother, and SHALL
BE JOINED UNTO HIS WIFE, and they two shall be ONE
This is a great mystery: but I
speak concerning Christ and the Church" (Ephesians
marriage of the Lamb DID COME,
wife DID make herself ready.
And to her was granted that she should be ARRAYED
IN FINE LINEN, CLEAN AND WHITE...
And he said to me, Write, BLESSED
ARE THEY WHO ARE CALLED UNTO THE MARRIAGE SUPPER OF
THE LAMB... (Revelation
Did you know that Jesus -- our precious, lovely
Jesus -- ACTUALLY PROPOSED to someone?
look so surprised...
Contrary to what has
been stated in recently published, fantasy-laden,
unsubstantiated trash, it
wasn't to Mary Magdalene.
to His Church.
If you're a born-again believer in Christ, He
proposed TO YOU!
WE ARE THE
The proposal took place during
the Last Supper, when Jesus ate Passover with his
disciples at the Upper Room, in Jerusalem.
Jewish tradition, the
Groom acquired his Bride by offering money, or some
object of value, then entering into a binding
Once the Bride accepted, the
Groom would go away to "prepare a place for her".
would offer her a cup of wine. If she accepted that
cup, she was accepting his proposal.
The bride would veil
her face and wait for the groom to return and take
her to that place he'd prepared. Then the marriage
would be consummated.
This is exactly what took place during the
Last Supper. Jesus promised to go prepare a place
for us [John 14:2].
He offered THE
BIGGEST dowry IN HISTORY -- NO LESS than His
precious Blood -- His VERY OWN LIFE
(Hebrews 9:11, 12).
He presented a wedding
contract called Brit
(The New Testament), which is our ketubah (prenup)
He then offered the cup
of wine, which
represented the indescribably precious Blood he
poured out for us [Matthew
The disciples accepted the cup and
drank the wine on behalf of his entire Church, since
it's BUILT ON the foundation of the apostles and
prophets, Jesus Himself being its Chief Cornerstone,
as well as its Capstone.
Shortly thereafter He
ACTUALLY PAID this unimaginable price for His Bride,
namely His own Life.
Jesus has gone to prepare a place for us, with
the promise He will return and "receive us unto
[John 14:2, 3].
Every time we take communion,
as they did at the Last Supper, it's
a reminder of our betrothal (engagement) to Him.
It's also a reminder of the
ENORMOUS, INCALCULABLE PRICE [dowry] He paid for His
It's a reminder
BELONG TO Him and are supposed to BE READY, eagerly
and excitedly awaiting His Appearing.
The Church has been betrothed to our Lord FOR
Now, that's A LONG engagement!
TOO LONG, if you ask me.
return to bring His Bride home is overdue, which
means it WILL happen in the
VERY near future.
For all intents and
purposes, our marriage to Him, is A DONE DEAL.
All that's left is THE CONSUMMATION.
MARCH 27, 2013
therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing
by, whom he loved, he said unto his mother, WOMAN,
behold your son!
Then said he to the disciple, Behold your
mother! And from that hour that disciple took her
unto his own home" (John 19:26-27).
I have heard and read every imaginable theory as
to why Jesus always called Mary "woman" and never
The fact is you can't find A SINGLE
INSTANCE in the Gospels where He calls her "mother",
except when He hangs on the cross and tells John
I've listened to sermons (as a baby Christian, I
wouldn't sit through that trash today), where the
suggestion was made that He called her "woman" in
DEFIANCE, or as
a PUT DOWN.
NOTHING could be farther from the Truth.
to FULFILL (eternally SATISFY) God's law (Matthew
As such, He was well aware
of the fourth commandment "HONOR your father AND
YOUR MOTHER" (Exodus
Not to mention that, under the law,
cursing one's father or mother was punishable by
death (Exodus 21:17; Leviticus 20:9).
quoted this part of the law to the Pharisees
Moreover, the Gospel of Luke
CLEARLY TELLS US that, as
He grew up, He was "subject to" both Mary and Joseph (Luke
I am CERTAIN that Love
Personified LOVED His earthly mother and,
even when she and his brothers thought He was nuts,
always treated her with kindness and respect (Mark
So, WHY did
Jesus ALWAYS call Mary "woman" (isha)
and NOT "mother" (em)?
Because of Genesis 3:15:
"And I will put enmity
between you (Satan) and THE WOMAN (isha),
your seed and HER
SHALL BRUISE YOUR HEAD,
and you shall bruise his heel".
IS the "seed of the woman"
that was promised LONG AGO that would CRUSH Satan's
1 Corinthians 2:8 tells us that had
Satan and his principalities KNOWN and UNDERSTOOD
what God was doing, they
"WOULD HAVE NOT CRUCIFIED the Lord of glory".
That is why, as Jesus hung on the cross he told
behold your son".
Oh, I thought He said that to Mary regarding
Yes, He said it SECONDARILY about John. And He
did commit Mary's care to His beloved disciple. But He
meant PRINCIPALLY HIMSELF:
"Woman, (isha) LOOK
AT YOUR son"!
at YOUR SEED"!
(That's why the VIRGIN BIRTH was NECESSARY).
"Look, WOMAN, I'm THE SEED that God promised
would come FROM YOU to crush Satan's head and redeem
It may SEEM that I'm defeated, but
with my death and subsequent resurrection, I will
crush Satan's head and FOREVER defeat him ON BEHALF
Jesus was saying "I AM the
fulfillment of that promise God made to THE WOMAN (isha)
in Genesis 3:15".
How appropriate, then, that
the place where He was crucified was named Golgotha,
meaning "the place OF THE SKULL" (Mark 15:22).
Two thousand years later Satan's still trying to
a crushed skull and a massive head wound.
I got BAD
His "condition" (Revelation 20:10) is
LET JESUS BE
Him we LIVE and
move and have our Being" (Acts
One of the most tremendous passages in Scripture
is found in Exodus 3:14 where Moses asks God what
His Name is.
And God answers "I
AM that I AM".
"You shall say... "I
THAT EVERYTHING "IS".
"I AM" expresses ETERNITY. "I AM" is ETERNAL.
There's never a "time" (for lack of a better
"I AM"... ISN'T.
I AM is both ETERNITY AND INFINITY.
UNIVERSE in all its dimensions, and every thing they
contain, can be summed up in His Name "I AM".
All that exists is an
expression of the
fact that God "AM".
ALL THINGS WERE
MADE by Him
By Him were all things created, that
are in heaven, and that are in earth, VISIBLE AND
All things were created BY
HIM, AND FOR HIM.
He sustains ALL THINGS by
the Word of His Power (Hebrews 1:3; Colossians
Because God "AM", He has the power to
IS or IS NOT.
Jesus IS God (John 1:1-2).
That's why ETERNAL
LIFE is found ONLY in Him (1
receive Jesus as God, the ETERNAL I AM is activated
IN YOU. That's what the born-again experience
I AM (God, Jesus) IS NOT "out there somewhere".
HE IS IN
I AM is ACTUALLY,
LITERALLY IN us (John
Consequently, we are NOT to seek "I
AM" (God, Jesus) OUTWARDLY but
NOTHING IS without "I am", I AM IS "US".
Repeat: I AM IS "US".
Pause and meditate
Are you saying that
I AM God?
If you have received God (Jesus) as God and
Savior, and HE LIVES IN you, YES!!!
that sounds like heresy.
I don't care WHAT it
Religion just hasn't got the
spiritual fortitude TO FACE that great Truth.
says we are Gods (Psalm
God Incarnate, repeated it (John
God called Gods, those
INTO whom the LIVING Word of God (Jesus) came (John
And Jesus made it clear that "Scripture
CANNOT be broken".
IN WHOM the Living Word of God (Jesus) LIVES ARE
By the way, we're not talking about "big God"
and "little gods", as religion often presents it.
There's NO SUCH THING AS a "little" God. That's
Nor are we talking about "gods"
There's no such
thing as "gods".
The term "gods", with a small case "g", is used
to represent FALSE,
IMAGINARY, NON-EXISTENT "deities".
"I AM" IS.
Not only has
I AM said repeatedly that we also "AM".
He repeatedly calls
Himself our Father (Matthew
6:9; Hebrews 12:9; 1 John 3:1).
He gave us His
Name and His authority (Mark
He made us His
heirs and not
co-heirs but JOINT
HEIRS with Jesus (Romans
us in Himself before the foundation of the world (Ephesians
He created us IN
HIS OWN IMAGE AND LIKENESS (Genesis
He put His
own Divine (God) Nature IN US (2
us to be CONFORMED TO HIS IMAGE (Romans
He told us that in Jesus dwells ALL
THE FULLNESS OF DEITY (of the Godhead) BODILY (Colossians
And who is THE
Christ? His Church (Ephesians 4:15; 5:23,30-32;
He said that ALL
OF CREATION is eagerly anticipating the
MANIFESTATION of our true Self which is Jesus (Romans
He appears we SHALL BE LIKE HIM (1
He promised we
would rule and reign with Him (2
Timothy 2:12; Revelation 5:12).
He promised we
would sit with Him on His Throne
So, let's recap, IF God:
1. Is our Father.
2. Gave us His Name and
3. Made us His heirs.
Chose us in Himself and predestined us before the
foundation of the world.
5. Made us in His
6. Gave us His Divine Nature
Predestined us to be Him and CONFORM TO His Image.
8. Called us His Body, of which He is THE HEAD.
9. Promised we would be LIKE Him.
Said we would RULE WITH Him.
11. Said we
would sit with Him on His Throne.
WHAT DOES THAT MAKE
WHAT DOES THAT MAKE
In Christ Jesus, we are all Gods, FACETS
OF the eternal God, "I AM".
We are all ONE
SPIRIT with I AM (John
4:24; 1 Corinthians 6:17).
"I AM" IS
ALWAYS GREATER THAN THE
SUM OF ALL HIS "PARTS" (us).
No. Polytheism is the belief IN
MANY SEPARATE Gods.
Our God is One (Deuteronomy
is NO OTHER God (Isaiah
As Jesus Himself taught: We
are IN Him and He is IN US (John
All Gods worship
the ONE God in
Whom THEY ARE (Acts 17:28).
FIND JESUS INSIDE
YOU AND LET
JESUS (God) IS WHO
YOU REALLY ARE.
ONE LORD, ONE
"There is ONE
Father of all, who is above all, and through all,
CHURCHES does Jesus have?
Any casual observer, who took a peek around
think He had at least 300 churches.
It may surprise you to learn that Jesus
only has ONE Church.
And I got news for you: His
Church IS NOT your denomination.
Church is NOT your denomination.
I don't care WHAT your denomination is called or
who founded it, IT'S
NOT JESUS' CHURCH.
Church is multinational, multilingual, multiracial,
YOU DON'T HAVE TO BELONG TO
ANY denomination in
order to be part of Jesus' UNIVERSAL Church.
Here's ANOTHER newsflash: His
Church is 2,000 years old.
It was founded by
Christ Himself, ON HIMSELF, TWO
THOUSANDS YEARS AGO (Matthew
denominational group INVENTED in the 19th century
CANNOT BE Christ's
can it be the ONE "true" denomination.
No group INVENTED in 1830, 1849, 1863, 1866,
1870, or 1946 can be Christ's "true" Church.
But I thought...
Sorry, but you've
been LIED TO (Romans
3:4; Galatians 1:8).
In fact those
Johnny-come-lately "groups" who PRETEND to tell
others what "true Christianity" is about, DON'T
hence are "Christian" IN
If you DON'T
KNOW THE Church's FOUNDER (Jesus),
BE the "one true Church".
What about Roman Catholicism?
definitely THE OLDEST Christian denomination, since
it came into existence in the 4th century.
But didn't Jesus found it ON PETER?
FOUND the Church ON
although His Church is UNIVERSAL, He
never founded A ROMAN CHURCH.
NEVER founded a ROMAN Church,
since He never traveled outside Israel (Matthew
Not to mention that it was ROMANS who
crucified Him, and MURDERED THOUSANDS OF HIS
Peter said repeatedly that Jesus was the
Foundation and the ROCK on which His Church was
founded (1 Peter 2:3-4, 6-8).
He had founded it on Peter,
that Peter was, in fact, "the first Pope", Peter
was a Jew. And the Church was born in Jerusalem,
Israel, NOT in Rome, Italy.
That is UNDENIABLE,
UNDISPUTED, HISTORIC FACT (Acts
Therefore, what we know today as
Roman Catholicism CANNOT
ONE true Church, TO THE EXCLUSION OF OTHERS.
Are there Roman Catholics in Christ's ONE TRUE
Absolutely, and we thank
Jesus for each and every one of them.
fact, God's Word SPECIFICALLY tells us that the
the Mystical Body of Christ, is
comprised of MANY DIFFERENT PARTS (1
It also says that one
"part" CANNOT SAY to another "I don't need you" (1
-regardless of its name - can make us members of
Christ's ONE UNIVERSAL Church.
ONLY the Holy
Spirit can BAPTIZE (immerse) us into Christ's
SPIRITUAL, MYSTICAL BODY, which is His Church (Romans
8:9; 1 Corinthians 12:13).
THE ONLY WAY to
be a GENUINE member of Jesus' Church is
TO RECEIVE JESUS, the Church's Founder, INTO YOUR
HEART as God and Savior.
THERE IS NO
OTHER WAY to be a member of His Church (John
And, as Peter himself told us, THERE'S NO
OTHER WAY TO BE SAVED (Acts
You can call yourself "Christian" til
you grow a religious halo around your head.
You can join THAT INVENTED denomination and follow
its rules until you turn into a shriveled, old
NONE OF THAT impresses Jesus one bit,
nor does it make you member of His Church.
YOU CAN ONLY BE a true Christian when you HAVE CHRIST
worship WHAT YOU KNOW NOT we
know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.
But the hour comes, and now is, when THE
TRUE WORSHIPERS shall
worship the Father IN
IN TRUTH: for the Father SEEKS SUCH to worship him.
God is a Spirit: and THEY THAT WORSHIP HIM MUST
WORSHIP HIM IN SPIRIT and
in truth" (John 4:22-24).
Not everyone who CLAIMS to worship God is A TRUE
Again: Not everyone who CLAIMS to
worship God is A TRUE worshiper.
minute: Are you telling me there
are FALSE worshipers?
No. JESUS TOLD
US there are.
He would have never used the
term "true worshipers" UNLESS there are FALSE
False worshipers, according to
the Lord Himself, are those
who worship Someone Whom they DON'T KNOW.
There were yesterday, and
are today, millions of supposed "Christians" ALL
OVER THE WORLD, attending
religious services, CLAIMING to worship a God whom
they DON'T EVEN KNOW.
through the motions:
They dress like
religion tells them they're supposed to dress, look like
they're supposed to look, recite the prayers, sing
the hymns, say what they're expected to say ON CUE,
read the selected Scriptures, kneel when they're
told to, raise their hands when they're told to,
participate in one or more perfunctory rituals... all
the time PRETENDING TO WORSHIP a God who is as
foreign to them as the Dalai Lama is to me.
A God Whom they've
Some have even deluded themselves into THINKING
they are worshiping the God of the Bible, but THEY AREN'T.
Jesus said there are worshipers who DON'T KNOW WHAT they
They DON'T KNOW the very God whom
they CLAIM to be worshiping.
with their minds and emotions, NOT
WITH THEIR SPIRIT.
They CAN'T worship God with their spirits because
their spirits ARE DEAD.
Jesus Christ LIVES IN our SPIRITS, when
we KNOW Him,
the One true God.
Hence, when we
KNOW Jesus, our spirit COMES ALIVE.
Consequently, we worship Him in Spirit and
in Truth when we KNOW
deeply and intimately in
the innermost recesses of our beings.
God, as Jesus said, IS Spirit.
worship THE LIVING God with a dead spirit.
THE ONLY WAY we can worship the Father of
spirits is with BORN AGAIN SPIRITS, WHICH ARE ALIVE.
That's why Jesus IN US is
THE ONLY WAY TO the
Father (John 14:6).
That's why THERE'S
NO WAY TO SIDESTEP THE HUMAN HEART and be saved.
received and INVITED to PENETRATE the deepest, most
intimate recesses of our beings.
When He does, He permanently LIVES
When He does, our
SPIRITS are RESURRECTED and ALIVE.
When He does, we
become TRUE worshipers.
Not to mention, TRUE
That's why those who DENY that Jesus is God CANNOT
The ONLY WAY to God is
through God Himself.
offer somewhat unusual: three brief
prophetic messages recently given by a sister named
They are listed
from oldest to most recent.
something we seldom do.
However, we do
believe in the gifts or manifestations of the Holy
Spirit and that they are given to edify the Body of
Christ (1 Corinthians 12:7-11).
The GIFT of
to be distinguished from the
OFFICE of prophet.
of prophet existed
since the Old Testament, still exists today, and
true prophets ALWAYS get it right (Deuteronomy
18:20-22; Jeremiah 28:9; Ephesians 4:11-13).
of prophecy was
introduced in the New Testament, as
a manifestation of God's Holy Spirit in and to His
according to 1 Corinthians 14:3, is
given to the Church "for edification, exhortation,
The reader is
free to heed or disregard:
All will soon
see , - that I AM : " The Ancient of Days "!
All will know,
- that I AM: " The King of the Ages "!
I AM: " The
Beginning and The End "!
I AM: " The
First and The Last "!
I AM: " The
Alpha and The Omega "!
I AM: " He Who
Was, He Who Is, and He Who Is Coming "!
Before Me, -
there were no others!
I AM: He - " I
AM That I AM "!
I AM: " The
Great I AM "!
I AM: " Eternal
I AM: " Divine
No, - there
never was, nor ever shall be - one like Me!
I AM: your "
Coming King - JESUS "!
I AM: your "
King of Glory"!
I AM: your "
ALL - IN - ALL "!
I AM: your
Rest In My
We Love You!...
The whole world
is about to fall into chaos!
This has been
written about, - in: My Word!
My Word Is
Be prepared and ready!
sure your hearts are made right with Me, - Jesus!
This is the True test, - of time!
are truly prepared and ready " Now ", - for what is
about to take place, - then,- you are also
automatically prepared and ready for: My 2nd.Coming!
Woe to the earth, - for those who are not
prepared and ready!
Much: chaos, panic,
confusion, and utter destruction!
Get right with
Me - Jesus, - " Now ", - before it is too late!
Focus on Me -
all, - to Me, - Jesus!
I do not wish for any of: " My People ", - to
Come to Me, -
your Jesus, - Now!
I love you, " My People"!..Rejoice! Your Lord is
He is coming in: All Glory, Power,
He is coming to collect "His Own
He is coming in: All Splendour, and
He is King of All the Universe, and
King of the Earth!
He is coming to gather
All the earth will bow down
My Son Is: Holy, Righteous, and
JESUS will be
glorified throughout the whole heavens, and earth,
He - JESUS -
Alone, is worthy to receive: All Glory, Honour,
Worship, and Thanksgiving!
Your King, -
JESUS, - Is Coming!
I give you My Peace!
We love you!
FROM SATAN TO
Wanna learn how
to go from adversary to Messiah IN JUST ONE WEEK?
Just follow President Obama for a few days.
Last Sunday, the portrayal of Satan in the
Moroccan actor Mehdi Ouazanni caused a firestorm of
controversy because he so closely resembled our 44th
The show's producers and make-up
deny it til the cows come home: there's NO WAY I'm
buying that they DIDN'T do it INTENTIONALLY.
Don't be so reluctant to take credit, Mark
Burnett and company: It was a brilliant marketing
tactic AND IT
That was BEFORE the trip to Israel.
spiritual Jew, and KNOWING
just HOW CLOSE we are to the tribulation,
I was gratified to hear the President say that "he
has Israel's back".
That Israel has the right
to defend itself, and that Mr. Obama will not
tolerate, under any circumstance, a nuclear Iran.
I'm also appreciative of the fact that the
heretofore frosty relationship with Prime Minister
Netanyahu seems to have thawed: it was nice to see
the Barack and Bibi show, with the President and
Prime Minister exchanging jokes, hugs, and
There were two REALLY GREAT
1. When being showed
the color-coded Iron Dome defense system by Mr.
Netanyahu, Mr. Obama quipped "he's ALWAYS showing me
THAT was a great line.
2. The unforgettable photo-op of our President
flashing his pearly whites as he was greeted by
Israeli children waving American and Israeli flags.
I DON'T CARE WHAT POLITICAL PARTY you belong to,
if THAT didn't move you, you need a blood
Kaiser Wilhelm visited Jerusalem
in 1898 at the invitation of the Ottoman Empire, and
haughtily entered the city ON A WHITE HORSE.
Such act was viewed by many as arrogant and in poor
taste, since those who've read the New Testament
know that Jesus,
the King of kings, entered Jerusalem ON
Mindful of this, when British
General Edmund Allenby liberated the city 19 years
later, he quickly dismounted his horse and ENTERED
ON FOOT, claiming he was coming to Jerusalem not as
a conqueror but as
Never mind that our President entered the city
in a state of the art limo - that much was to be
expected -HE ENTERED ON
THE SAME DAY AS
2,000 YEARS AGO, JUST A FEW DAYS PRIOR TO HIS
CRUCIFIXION (John 12:1, 12-15).
I know the
President is a very busy man and perhaps that was
the only time in his overbooked agenda where he
could squeeze in the Israel trip, but I also know he
has a number of Jewish men and women in his inner
I find it ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO BELIEVE that
they weren't aware OF THE SIGNIFICANCE of Aviv 9-10,
or of the irony.
We know Jesus was crucified on Passover, on a
Wednesday, and spent three days and nights in the
tomb before being resurrected Saturday evening from
Gentiles' perspective, or on Sunday evening from a
Jewish perspective (Matthew 12:40).
means He ate Passover the night before the
Crucifixion, on Tuesday night. So, according to John
12:1,12, Jesus would have entered Jerusalem 5 DAYS
a Wednesday, just like Mr. Obama.
Perhaps it's all just "coincidence"...
I guess some in the media don't call him "the
anointed one" for nothing.
Oh, geez, I
shouldn't have said that... The Obama Antichrist
nuts are going to get on it like a chicken on a bug.
All I know is residents of the Jewish Quarter
(the OLDEST portion of Jerusalem) were complaining
that Obama's visit has virtually put them under
siege, since entire areas of the quarter, including
markets, were completely SHUT DOWN several days
before the President's arrival, for security
All this while Jewish housewives are
busy preparing for the celebration of Passover in
just a few days.
Whether all this
was intentional or providential, I'm grateful that
the Lord has allowed us to see and hear these things
prior to our Departure.
aside, soon the U.S. won't be able to cover ITS OWN
back, let alone Israel's.
After all is said
and done, there's
ONLY ONE who ultimately HAS Israel's back:
And His Name is JESUS.
"Blessed is He
who comes IN THE NAME OF THE LORD".
When I wrote
about the election of Pope Francis six days ago,
among other remarks I stated THAT THIS
POPE DOES NOT fit the description "Peter the Roman"
in any way.
Of course that didn't stop some of you from
offering different theories. We're still
getting mail about it.
Some have pointed out
that he took the name Francis, after Francis of
Assisi, and that Francis of Assisi's Father's name
was Pietro de
C'mon, people, get real... Give
me a freakin' break!
We're NOT PLAYING "6
degrees of separation"!
"compelled" to write, as though I were an idiot,
that although the Pope is Argentinean, his parents
were from Italy.
Gee, with over 50% of the
Argentinean population being of Italian descent and
with a last name like Bergoglio...
I would have never guessed!
I KNOW his
parents were Italian. So what? Being Italian DOESN'T
MAKE ONE "Roman" anymore than being American makes
one New Yorker or Washingtonian.
In fact, of
the 61 million Italians, there are 58 MILLION WHO ARE
There goes THAT theory...
Bergoglio was born
in Buenos Aires. And his family was from the town of
Portacomaro in Northwestern Italy, NOT FROM ROME.
Brothers and sisters, GIVE IT A REST:
CAN'T FIT A SQUARE PEG INTO A ROUND HOLE.
can play all the silly games you want trying
DISINGENUOUSLY TO "ADAPT" THE PROPHECY TO THIS GUY.
You're doing the same thing as the Nostradamus
loons and the daily horoscope fanatics who BEND OVER
BACKWARDS trying to make their daily horoscope "fit"
their sorry, empty lives.
When you play those mental contortionist games
you can make ANYONE "fit" ANYTHING.
prophecy fits clearly
I also stated:
"WE DON'T EVEN KNOW IF
THIS POPE IS BORN-AGAIN."
I have prayed
often, for many years, for born-again, Spirit filled
leadership in the Catholic Church.
start, Pope Francis seemed different from all his
predecessors. He is the very first Jesuit ever
chosen. Jesuits are very evangelical minded and were THE
ONLY Catholic order that actually HELPED Jews during
the Holocaust, while
most other Catholics turned a blind eye and a deaf
ear, sweeping it all under the rug.
fact you can go to Israel and read the names of 12
Jesuit priests at Yad
Holocaust Museum) who risked their lives trying to
save Jews during World War II.
The fact that
he chose the unprecedented papal name Francis, after
Francis of Assisi, touched me deeply because I
studied Francis' life as a child and again later as
an adult, and know it quite well.
meaningful because Francis had
A VISION of Jesus which TOTALLY and FOREVER CHANGED
Francis was born to a wealthy family, yet
WILLINGLY GAVE UP A LIFE OF WEALTH and PRIVILEGE in
order to serve Jesus and LIVE TOTALLY FOR the Lord.
Francis became a simple, down to earth man, who
tried to REFORM the Church.
Francis tried to
put and end to the infamous "crusades".
told Francis to "rebuild His Church" which was "in
Clearly, Jesus couldn't
have meant the
Lateran Palace (the Pope's official residence at the
time) which was in pretty good shape and quite
Other aspects of the new Pope's life stand out:
his spontaneity, his humility, how in Buenos Aires
he shunned Cardinal privileges like a limo and a
fancy residence, and chose instead to live in a
humble apartment, where he cooked his own meals, and
use public transportation (bus).
previous Popes, he met his fellow cardinals, not as
superior, on a pedestal, but on the same level, as
How he asked others to pray for
him, before he prayed for them.
his predecessors he DID NOT immediately confirm
Cardinals in their various administrative positions
in the Roman Curia, but asked them to stay only on a
temporary basis, indicating both, that he may
replace them, and that he
means business and NOT "as usual".
Could this man REALLY
WITHOUT EVEN LOOKING FOR IT, I found this
article from Christianity
Read for yourself what
this conservative Evangelical publication says about
Pope Francis, based on interviews with Argentinian
You can also read what the Pope's personal
friend, fellow Argentinian and renowned
international evangelist Luis Palau, said about the
"You know he knew God the father
way he prayed, the way he talked to the Lord, was of
a man who knows Jesus Christ and was very
spiritually intimate with the Lord. It's
not an effort [for him] to pray. He didn't do
reading prayers; he just prayed to the Lord
spontaneously. It is a sign that good things will
happen worldwide in the years of his papal work".
Palau also called Pope Francis "very spiritual"
and "Bible centered".
You can read the rest
of the article here:
My Goodness... Do you realize what that means?
is saved he's going in the Rapture...
Malachy's prophecy is true, "Peter the Roman" would
have to be UNSAVED since
he won't be raptured but will remain on earth and
lead whatever's left of the Catholic Church in its
"final persecution" and amidst "many tribulations".
I'm also on record stating that
Peter the Roman is already around, and that there's
a man who holds a key position in the Roman Curia
who PERFECTLY and EFFORTLESSLY FITS that description.
I also cautioned everyone NOT TO jump to
conclusions on Malachy's prophecy and give
it a chance to play itself out:
"As for Pope Francis: DON'T CRY FOR HIM,
that he will be the RCC's leader during the
NOT say that
the last leader of the Catholic Church would
be NAMED "Peter
Peter the Roman is merely a
DESCRIPTIVE term which, if
the prophecy is true, must clearly apply to the
NOT say this
final Catholic leader would be ELECTED Pope.
NOT EVEN SAY that he would be a Pope.
Malachy said this Peter would lead the Church amidst
persecution and MANY TRIBULATIONS.
The tribulation HAS
NOT YET BEGUN.
That's why I said DON'T
JUMP TO CONCLUSIONS, WAIT:
A LOT can happen in the near future that we
haven't even thought of.
MARCH 20, 2013
7 WEEKS THAT
CHANGED THE WORLD
Feasts in the Hebrew calendar have had enormous
effect on the world itself as well as on the hearts
and lives of millions of people.
One would be
hard-pressed to imagine what our planet would be
like WITHOUT the world-altering, life-altering
events that took place within that pivotal period
singled out by God.
period between Passover and Pentecost gave us the
birth of Israel as a nation, Israel's deliverance
from Egyptian bondage, Moses, and the law, including
the 10 Commandments.
It was also
during that period that Israelites entered the Land
of Promise for the first time.
That was the
FIRST time around.
The SECOND time
around that same period gave us the Crucifixion of
Christ, His burial and Resurrection, the
resurrection of thousands of Old Testament saints,
Jesus' Ascension, the birth of the Church, and the
Holy Spirit's Presence in the hearts of believers in
Jesus the Messiah.
ETERNAL REDEMPTION for those who receive Jesus into
their hearts, and TRUST HIM completely for Salvation (Hebrews
ANOTHER 7-week period that will likewise change the
world and alter the lives of EVERYONE IN IT, for
better or for worse.
Only this one
isn't comprised of SEVEN
7-day weeks, but SEVEN 7-year weeks.
about the 7 week (49 year period) mentioned in
Daniel 9:25 which will lead to the Rapture and
Second Coming of Messiah Prince.
We are in that
7 week period RIGHT NOW.
And we're VERY
NEAR the end of it.
If you are not
a believer in the Jewish Messiah, Jesus Christ,
please BECOME ONE TODAY.
Invite Jesus to
enter your heart.
Receive Him as
your Lord, Savior and God.
And if you
already KNOW the Jewish Messiah as your Lord, Savior
and God, REJOICE:
glorious days lie ahead.
SATAN IN THE
Last night, for
the second time, I tried to watch the miniseries The
and just couldn't stand it.
Gee wiz, it
was WORSE than even I anticipated.
Horrendous casting and THE
WORST ACTING I've seen in recent memory. When
they showed their portrayal of Daniel speaking with
an over the top British accent and calling the
Creator "Gaawd", I
couldn't take it and just turned it off.
What a piece of crap!
As far as
casting is concerned,
it seems, however, that I missed the most exciting
part of the episode.
The one where
Satan appears (I'm
going to assume on the Mount of Temptation) as a
black guy who greatly resembles President Obama.
It's been all over the media today.
Producer Mark Burnett, an Obama supporter, denied
any intention to associate Satan with the President, but C'MON!
If you age President Obama 20-30 years, he'd
look EXACTLY like this guy.
They KNEW PRECISELY what they were doing when
they cast the Obama look alike and, doubtlessly,
have generated a lot of controversy, press coverage
and, I assume, interest in the series, with
this clever marketing ploy.
They probably got
the idea from surfing the internet since there are OVER
7 MILLION websites, and over ONE MILLION YouTube
videos, that offer "proof" that our 44th President
is the Antichrist.
They invariably present photoshopped pictures of
the President with two horns on his head and FIRE
COMING OUT HIS EYES.
Some people simply have too much
free time on their hands...
One such "expert"
contacted me recently, indignant because I flat-out
DEMONSTRATE, BIBLICALLY, that the Antichrist CANNOT
BE President Obama.
Would you like to know
what his "proof" consisted of?
contains three SIXES.
The President's Illinois
zip code also
contains three SIXES (as in 666).
And (supposedly) the day after Mr. Obama won
Illinois lottery's winning number contained 666.
Imagine how DUMBFOUNDED I was to be
confronted with such DEVASTATINGLY "ACCURATE",
"CONVINCING", "INTELLIGENT", and "BIBLICAL" "PROOF".
Needless to say, after his portrayal in the
miniseries, these morons will be more convinced than
ever, that the President is the incarnation of the
After all, we KNOW that
TV is true,
Just like EVERYTHING
on the internet...
Political ideology aside, I'm quite certain that
Satan doesn't resemble the President and vice versa.
However, THE IDEA of Satan in the White House isn't
so far fetched.
After all, he will be ruling the whole world
through his Antichrist sooner than most people
Although the beautiful and historic
White House may no longer exist by then, he will
have dominion of the planet and receive MANDATORY
WORSHIP, UNDER PENALTY OF DEATH, for 42 months
When that happens EVERYONE
on earth, will have to choose between Christ and
Those will be THE
NO ONE will be able to sit on the fence or be
And THERE WON'T
BE ANY ATHEISTS OR AGNOSTICS,
since the existence of both Christ and Satan, at
that point in time, will
Whose side will
you be on?
You can make your choice THEN, UNDER COERCION,
and threatened with death, or
you can make it NOW.
And, just for the record, the Antichrist IS
"And the LORD
answered me, and said, WRITE THE VISION, and make it
plain upon tables, so he may run that reads it.
VISION IS YET FOR AN APPOINTED TIME,
THE END IT SHALL SPEAK, AND NOT LIE: THOUGH IT
TARRIES, WAIT FOR IT; BECAUSE IT WILL SURELY COME, IT
WILL NOT DELAY" (Habakkuk 2:2-3).
Hebrews chapter 11 mentions all the patriarchs
and heroes of the faith, and then it makes the
"These all DIED IN
HAVING RECEIVED THE PROMISES, but HAVING SEEN THEM
AND WERE PERSUADED OF THEM, and embraced them, and
confessed that they were STRANGERS AND EXILES ON THE
EARTH" (Hebrews 11:13).
I think of Isaiah
prophesying about the Messiah's birth, death, First
and Second Comings some 800 years BEFORE Jesus was
even born (Isaiah 7:14; 9:6).
prophesying 600 years before Jesus died and
resurrected about the born again experience, that
God would make a
NEW Testament where He would remove all our sins,
write His laws IN OUR HEARTS, and not even REMEMBER
those sins any more (Jeremiah
Ezekiel going into Babylonian
Exile and receiving an extraordinary vision of the
Glory of God, the
re-gathering of the 12 tribes, the Millennium, and
the FINAL war of all time (Ezekiel
chapters 10, 38-48).
Daniel also exiled to
Babylon, made a eunuch, thrown into a lion's den,
and emerging unscathed by the Grace of God, and
receiving visions of the Antichrist, the
tribulation, and the First and Second Coming of
to the VERY YEAR, and the precise number of days (Daniel
chapter 7; 9:24-27; 12:11-12).
diligently checked Jeremiah's prophecy which
promised Jews would return in 70 years to his
beloved Jerusalem, which
he would never see again in his lifetime.
Then there's Abraham who was childless for the
first 100 years of his earthly life yet was promised
that in His Seed (Jesus) all nations (gentiles)
would be blessed, and that his
descendants would be as numerous as the stars
(Genesis 15:5; Revelation 7:9).
NONE OF THEM ever
got to see THE
FULFILLMENT of what
But THEY'RE ABOUT
1 Peter 1:10-12 tells it this way:
END OF your faith,
SALVATION OF YOUR SOULS:
Of which salvation THE PROPHETS HAVE INQUIRED
AND SEARCHED DILIGENTLY, WHO PROPHESIED OF THE GRACE
THAT SHOULD COME UNTO YOU:
Searching what, or
what manner of time, the Spirit of Christ which was
in them did signify, WHEN HE TESTIFIED BEFOREHAND
the sufferings of Christ, and THE GLORY THAT SHOULD
UNTO WHOM IT WAS REVEALED, THAT NOT
UNTO THEMSELVES, BUT UNTO US THEY DID MINISTER THE
which are now reported unto you by them that have
preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Spirit
sent down from heaven; WHICH THINGS THE ANGELS
DESIRE TO LOOK INTO".
God's Word of Prophecy
is about to OVERTAKE HISTORY.
patriarchs, all the prophets, the angels themselves,
ALL OF HEAVEN has
waited and waited for what is about to unfold.
They'll get to finally see it from the
balconies in heaven.
Yet WE ARE THE
PRIVILEGED GENERATION that gets to experience it
CARNAL MIND IS ENMITY AGAINST (ANTI) God:
for IT IS NOT
SUBJECT TO the law of God,
neither indeed can be" (Romans 8:7).
Once upon a time in Church history the written
Word of God was locked up in monasteries and
available ONLY to clergy.
It was INACCESSIBLE
to the faithful.
could only get the Word "filtered" through
TOTALITARIAN, DICTATORIAL religious hierarchy.
What religious despots SAID
IT SAID, or said it MEANT,
was to be accepted
whether it was true or not.
witness to the DISASTROUS consequences of such
tyranny: flagrant anti-Semitism, horrible
"crusades", the INFAMOUS, UNHOLY INQUISITION, and
other barbaric atrocities too numerous to mention.
DESPITE such OPPRESSION, God managed to get
through to a German monk named Martin Luther, who
realized the DECEPTION, greed, and desperate need
His message was welcomed by many
as a breath of fresh air, hope and FREEDOM: "I don't
need some stuffy, biased, out of touch religious
me what HE SAYS God said. I
can read what
God ACTUALLY said FOR MYSELF".
One of the welcomed reforms that Luther brought
was that believers
did not have to BLINDLY ACCEPT what religious
leaders taught as scriptural Truth, but were to
allow the Holy Spirit, the Author of the whole
Bible, to reveal His TRUE INTENT.
However, when dealing with EXTREMES, the
pendulum tends to swing, not to the middle, but to
the OTHER extreme.
Such has been the case among Evangelicals and
Somehow this freedom was misconstrued
to mean that "I
can NOW INTERPRET the Bible to mean WHAT I THINK it
Some even took it up another notch and said "I'm
going to filter God's word through my PERSONAL
OPINION, add a good dose of prejudice, an even
greater measure of fear, and establish
my own religion.
If those guys in Rome could get away with it, so
I will use people's disdain for Rome's historic
abuses and claim to be THE ANTITHESIS: that they
were wrong and MY
RELIGION is the correct one.
Then I will BRAINWASH my followers with my
The result has been 230 major
disputatious denominations, each having many
sub-groups, not to mention AN
EVER GROWING NUMBER OF CULTS who no more teach the
Word of God than I teach Mein
All this coupled with the computer age has
lethal mix of religious deception which Jesus
foresaw 2,000 years ago and
pointedly warned would
be the hallmark of our time (Matthew
the word of God say we
are to INTERPRET IT.
Repeat: NOWHERE does
the Word of God says we are TO
INTERPRET IT with our corrupt, carnal minds which,
as the anchor Scripture above says, IS
ANTI-God and ANTI-Christ.
Our natural minds ARE IN
ENMITY AGAINST God.
They are AT
WAR AGAINST God.
going to TRUST THAT MANURE-FILLED CESSPOOL to tell
you WHAT A HOLY, HOLY, HOLY God said and meant?
the word of God authorize ANYONE
TO CAPRICIOUSLY STATE "I
means thus and so".
the Word of God authorize ANYONE (listen up,
prophecy gurus) to say "I
Antichrist is alive", or "I
will sign a 7-year peace treaty with Israel" or "I
headed for a cashless society" or "I
are NO SIGNS that precede the Rapture" or, for that
WHO CARES WHAT YOU BELIEVE?
thing that matters is WHAT GOD SAYS.
ONLY Truth, and consequently, THE ONLY THING THAT
MATTERS, is WHAT GOD says.
What you THINK, what you BELIEVE, YOUR
OPINION or MINE, about any Bible related topic ARE
IRRELEVANT and of NO USE TO ANYONE, let alone to the
Kingdom of the Most High.
our beliefs CONTRADICT Scripture,
as is often the case, particularly in the areas of
Salvation and Bible prophecy, they ARE
When we STUDY the Word of God, we are to regard
what He is: HOLY.
We are to approach Him-it with
GREAT RESPECT and REVERENCE.
We are to seek
the Spirit of God WITHIN US,
who INSPIRED that Word.
We are to
ask Him to guide us and REVEAL TO US not what "we
believe" He intended to say, but WHAT
HE ACTUALLY MEANT.
We are to ALLOW
HIM to unveil and UNFOLD the meaning of His HOLY
Word to us.
We are to focus
on Him - tell our carnal minds to SHUT UP, and LISTEN
TO THE SPIRIT.
We are to have the
attitude that Jesus exemplified in the Garden of
NOT as I will,
Father, but AS YOU WILL.
approach God's Word with a PRECONCEIVED AGENDA, or
some religious bias, are downright DISHONEST.
Truth is found
ONLY when we're humbly WILLING to accept it, REGARDLESS of
what He-it may be.
As long as we fail to
realize this WE
WILL LIVE IN DECEPTION, DECEIVING OTHERS AND BEING
Ever "learning", but
NEVER COMING TO the KNOWLEDGE OF the Truth.
God doesn't need "interpreters". He speaks VERY
His Spirit will
speak DIRECTLY and CLEARLY to your heart, if you ask
Him, and then back it up SOLIDLY with His written
What He needs is people who
TOTALLY LOVE HIM and
want THE Truth (Jesus) AT
ALL COSTS and ABOVE ALL ELSE.
There were Jews BEFORE Jews
were Jews BEFORE Jews even
What? I KNEW
you were a false prophet!
PHYSICAL or SPIRITUAL Jew, or both,
this message will bless you.
The Bible is
clear that the descendants of Abraham THRU Isaac
and, later, thru Jacob, are God's CHOSEN people
(Deuteronomy 7:6; 14:2).
term "Jew" is often applied to ANY physical
descendant of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, technically
speaking, from a NATURAL standpoint, a
Jew is a physical descendant of the tribe of Judah, whereas
an Israelite is a physical descendant of ANY OF the
there was a nation named Israel, BEFORE
Moses and the 10 Commandments, BEFORE Jacob's name
was changed to Israel, BEFORE he had his 12 sons and
one daughter, BEFORE
the tribe of Judah came into being,
BEFORE Abraham and Isaac were born, BEFORE
THIS WORLD EXISTED,
there was even ONE NATURAL JEW ON EARTH, there
ALREADY WERE SPIRITUAL JEWS.
"... He (God)
CHOSE US (believers
in Yeshua) in
Him (Yeshua) BEFORE
THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD, that we would be holy
and BLAMELESS before Him in love".
have come to trust the Jewish Messiah COMPLETELY for
He even created the world, regardless
of WHAT PHYSICAL
ETHNICITY we manifest on the earth.
We were His
CHOSEN before there were any CHOSEN (Jews) on earth,
and before the earth even EXISTED.
US in Him BEFORE
any of us had been born,
before we even had a chance to
act ugly or act righteously.
that WORKS (outward
behavior, good or bad) HAVE
HAVE NOTHING) to do with Salvation.
Which, in turn,
PROVES beyond the shadow of a doubt that TRUE
not those who are PHYSICAL descendants of Abraham,
DESCENDANTS of him who TRUSTED (had faith) in God
and HIS FAITH (trust) was accounted to him FOR
Abraham did NOT
trust his own works, or his religion, or HIS OWN
"righteousness", or his torah keeping, since the
torah had not even been given, or his physical
circumcision, SINCE HE HAD NOT YET BEEN CIRCUMCISED.
Almighty (His Holy Name be praised) DECLARED ABRAHAM
He CHOSE US
(made us SPIRITUAL Jews) and declared you and me
RIGHTEOUS, in Yeshua, BEFORE HE EVEN CREATED THIS
Glory to Him
How's THAT for ETERNAL
My dear Jewish
brethren, who insist that the Messiah HAS NOT yet
come, and that "in every generation there is at
least ONE possible candidate to be the Messiah, but
that the generation in which Messiah appears must
MERIT him"... YOU
WILL NEVER "MERIT" ANYTHING from God.
Or, if it makes
you feel better: YOU WILL NEVER "MERIT"
ANYTHING from G-d.
based on His GOODNESS, not
His GOODNESS CAN
NEVER BE EARNED, DESERVED OR
Abraham, Isaac and Jacob when
THEY TRUSTED HIM.
They put their FAITH (trust) in Him, PERIOD.
POSSIBLY be through observing the Torah,
since NO ONE EVEN KNEW WHAT THE TORAH WAS, as
it had not yet been given.
POSSIBLY have been that they somehow "MERITED" His
favor, since Abraham
was an IDOL WORSHIPER BEFORE G-d appeared to him,
Isaac never did anything outstanding, and Jacob
(Israel) was a conniving trickster who DECEIVED HIS
OWN AGING FATHER and STOLE the birthright FROM HIS
It was God's
SOVEREIGN, unearned and UNDESERVED Goodness that led
Him to LOVE YOU and CHOOSE YOU, DESPITE your
forefathers' MANY shortcomings, His Name be
ETERNALLY PRAISED (Deuteronomy 7;7;8; 9:6; Ezekiel
"merit" ANYTHING. then, And YOU NEVER WILL.
The fact is the Messiah
ALREADY APPEARED ONCE, died for YOUR SINS, rose from
the dead, and WILL RETURN TO THE EARTH less
than 4years from now.
You need to
receive into your heart and TRUST G-d's Messiah
Yeshua, WITH ALL YOUR HEART as did your forefathers
Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (Acts
There is NO
OTHER NAME and NO
OTHER WAY whereby
you can be saved (Acts 4:12).
As Rav Shaul so
clearly said in Romans 2:28, 29:
is not a Jew, who is one OUTWARDLY... But
he is a Jew, who is one INWARDLY; and CIRCUMCISION
IS THAT OF THE HEART, IN
and not in the flesh; whose praise is not
of men, but of G-d".
you’ve followed this ministry for any length of
time, you probably already know these things.
that we get NEW READERS each and every day,
including UNBELIEVERS and BRAND NEW CHRISTIANS WHO
HAVEN’T HEARD THEM.
Feel free to
skip the message, but we got a deluge of questions
that I will try to answer here:
1. NO. The Pope ISN’T the
Antichrist: Not the PRESENT Pope, nor ANY
The Pope ISN’T the
BIBLICAL identity of the Antichrist (chapters 10-11)
and False Prophet (chapters 6-7), click
Each chapter takes TWO MINUTES to read. It’s not who
3. THE ONLY
St. Malachy’s prophecy may be of value to believers
is because IT LINES UP WITH THE BIBLE in both
-- extremely important -- TIMING.
If it didn’t, I
would have dismissed it long ago, as we dismissed
the Mayan calendar, Nostradamus, Pyramidology,
planetary alignments, and other hoaxes.
4. You DON’T
HAVE TO believe the prophecy.
pushing it down anyone’s throat, but merely
answering the many questions that have come in.
If you think
it’s wrong, or choose to ignore it, fine with us.
5. I have
prayed and will be praying for the new Pope, and
encourage all Catholic brothers and sisters to do
Let’s pray for
him to REALLY KNOW Jesus, be led by His Spirit, and
use his position to bring souls to salvation in what
little time we have left on this earth.
He faces some
ENORMOUS challenges and will need great wisdom and
spiritual fortitude to address them.
Evangelicals even CARE what goes on in Roman
Like it or not,
at one point in time ALL CHRISTIANS WERE ROMAN
UNDISPUTED, HISTORIC FACT.
Catholicism’s history of excess, corruption, greed,
intrigue, torture, bloodshed, secrecy, manipulation,
and abuse of power, especially during the Middle
has ALWAYS HAD a remnant who were faithful to Him,
KNEW HIM, and for whom Jesus CAME ABOVE ALL ELSE.
Catholic was Francis of Assisi who both, tried to
reform the Church as early as 1209, and 10 years
later, even tried to put an end to the bloody and
times, since the Second Vatican Council in 1962, the
Church did begin to reform and, although there are
still many TRADITIONAL Catholics, official Church
doctrine TODAY lines up with the BASIC tenets
of the Christian faith.
Yes, they have
a lot of “extras” like medals, rosaries, candles,
prayer cards, statues, veneration of saints, etc.
But IF ANY
INDIVIDUAL is born-again, none
of that will keep them from Salvation.
Jesus would be
a very mediocre “Savior” (perish the very thought),
if He could be evicted from our hearts by some
beads, a piece of metal, plaster, plastic, wax, or
Get over it,
And stop living
IN THE PAST.
TODAY’s Catholics for
what their ancestors’ ancestors’ ancestors did
500-1,600 years ago.
Like it or not,
many of them are our brothers and sisters in the
That means they
need us and WE NEED THEM (1
7. Do I
still believe that St. Malachy’s prophecy is true?
What I believe
is NOT IMPORTANT, WHAT
REALLY MATTERS IS WHAT GOD SAYS.
You’re free to
own conclusion on
But since you
I haven’t seen
or heard ANYTHING YET that makes me doubt its
accuracy or its authenticity.
Please DO NOT
send us links to articles or YouTube videos about
this. All it does is clutter out mailbox. We do not
have time to read or watch and they are instantly
I do my own research and form my own opinions,
thank you very much.
I do so based ON THE WRITTEN WORD OF GOD, His
Holy Spirit and my own knowledge of Catholicism,
since I was raised in that religion.
base beliefs on
someone else's OPINION, unless that SOMEONE ELSE
IS NAMED JESUS CHRIST.
announcement came around 3 P.M. yesterday afternoon "habemus
already knew what
today's message would HAVE TO address.
I was hoping for a decision late in the week,
which would give me a bit more time to reflect.
It's safe to say that most people were surprised
at how quickly the election came, and also about who
was chosen: former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of
Every "insider report" that I had
read pointed to a long, protracted, DIVIDED conclave
where, in light of different ideologies within the
College of Cardinals, and the many challenges facing
the RCC, consensus would be hard to reach.
And Bergoglio, now Pope Francis I, was
not on anyone's short list of papabilia (possible
As for your questions:
AM surprised at
No, Pope Francis DOES
NOT APPEAR IN ANY WAY,
shape or form to fit the designation "Peter the
Does this prove
Malachy's prophecy WRONG?
As I've previously pointed out, Malachy's
NOT SAY that
the FINAL LEADER of the Catholic Church will
ADOPT THE NAME "Peter",
let alone "Peter the Roman".
Roman" is merely
just like "religion destroyed" described Benedict
XV, just like "of the half moon" described John Paul
I, just like "of the solar eclipse" described John
As I've also pointed out, Malachy's
NOT SAY that
"Petrus Romanus" or "Peter the Roman" will
even be ELECTED Pope.
go on one of those stupid forums AND
with THE THOUSAND "EXPERTS" who don't have the
slightest clue about ANYTHING and just SPEW
RELIGIOUS DIARRHEA like they're in desperate need of
spiritual Imodium A.D.
Malachy does say that "IN
THE FINAL PERSECUTION OF the
Holy Roman Church, there will sit Peter the Roman,
who will pasture his sheep IN
and WHEN THESE THINGS ARE FINISHED, THE
CITY OF SEVEN HILLS (i.e. Rome) WILL BE DESTROYED, AND
THE TREMENDOUS JUDGE WILL JUDGE HIS PEOPLE. The
To my knowledge the
RCC is NOT undergoing PERSECUTION...
To my knowledge the world
is NOT undergoing "MANY TRIBULATIONS"...
We don't even know if this Pope is
born-again or not.
We know he is the first
Jesuit, as well as the first Latin American, ever to
Jesuits are an extremely
disciplined religious order whose main focus is
"evangelism", at least as they understand the term.
On a personal note, I like the fact he chose the
name Francis I, after Francis of Assisi, who back in
1209 tried unsuccessfully to reform the Church,
which at the time was almost entirely Roman
One thing that impacted my spirit
almost instantly, and that I find somewhat amusing,
secular media IMMEDIATELY pounced on Malachy's
prophecy to say that this "proves it wrong".
I didn't see that
kind of enthusiasm, OR VITRIOL, when the Mayan
calendar's much ballyhooed "end of the world" was
PROVEN a hoax last December.
DID SEE many in the media GOING
OUT OF THEIR WAY to fabricate "excuses" for the
PAGAN, SATANIC Mayan LIE.
Although I do understand UNSAVED people
breathing a "sigh of relief" that they won't have to
face the judgment of God, AT LEAST FOR THE TIME
Actually, if you are simply one
of those religious, but LOST, individuals who
DELIGHTS in calling someone else "false prophet",
YOU DIDN'T EVEN HAVE TO WAIT FOR
THIS POPE to be elected.
You COULD HAVE called Malachy "false prophet"
long ago, when
Benedict XVI was elected.
After all, there's
ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about Benedict that fits the
description "glory of the olive".
Repeat: there's ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about his
predecessor, Benedict XVI, that
fits the description "glory of the olive".
you say that it could mean the Rapture?
Yes, that was MY (to
Jesus be all the glory) interpretation. I haven't
heard that take on the designation "glory of the
olive" from ANYONE ELSE.
by even the most devout Catholics were a) that it
relations with Israel (DIDN'T
HAPPEN) b) that it meant reconciliation
between the RCC and the Eastern Orthodox Church (DIDN'T
HAPPEN) c) world
and d) that
it referred to the Benedictine order.
Problem is Joseph Ratzinger, who ADOPTED the
name Benedict, HAS
NEVER BELONGED to the Benedictine order, NOR to its
sub-order sometimes referred to as "Olivetans".
As Johnny C. famously said: "if
it DON'T FIT,
YOU MUST ACQUIT".
OR we must seek A BETTER
INTERPRETATION that LINES UP WITH Scripture, WHICH
(Jesus be praised) is what this humble servant did.
But Benedict is NO LONGER Pope...
"Glory of the
olive" could mean that the Church (olive) will be
glorified (raptured) during his papacy,
or WHILE BENEDICT IS STILL ALIVE.
DOES NOT SPECIFICALLY SAY that this designation will
apply DURING HIS PONTIFICATE.
Remember that, UNLIKE MOST POPES who are
succeeded by a new Pope ONLY
AFTER THEY DIE,
Benedict took the EXTREMELY UNUSUAL STEP OF
RESIGNING WHILE IN OFFICE.
He's old and frail, BUT
So, I wouldn't be so quick to label Malachy a
"false prophet" just yet.
Prophecy often has
a way of SEEMING inaccurate, and then PROVING
to be EXTREMELY ACCURATE in the end.
For instance, the Messiah HAD to be Jewish
according to a number of prophecies (Psalm 2:6-7;
Isaiah 9:6; Malachi 5:2), yet Hosea 11:1 predicted God
would call His Son "out of Egypt".
I'm sure Hosea caught A LOT OF FLAK in his day
for prophesying that:
the Messiah COME
FROM Egypt? We KNOW He
must come from the lineage of King David who
Was the SEEMINGLY CONTRADICTORY prophecy fulfilled
EXACTLY as Scripture says? Yes (Matthew
Again I remind everyone that Malachy
has A TRACK RECORD, spanning some 800 years, of 265
ACCURATE, "HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD" descriptions.
DON'T BE SO QUICK to sling mud at the man.
One final thought:
Suppose that, in the
end, Malachy IS
Do we base eschatology on
NO, NO, NO, and
What have I said STEADFASTLY since we posted
Malachy's prophecy over three years ago?
it should be CONSIDERED ONLY
within the context of BIBLICAL prophecy.
That we DO
NOT - DO NOT - DO
base eschatology on Malachy BUT ON
GOD'S HOLY INFALLIBLE WORD, the Bible.
I have AT LEAST FOUR
SCRIPTURE passages that
indicate a Rapture SOONER rather than LATER (Psalm
102:16; Daniel 9:25; Matthew 24:4-8 and Luke
So, whether Malachy, in the end,
is right or wrong, that DOESN'T
CHANGE SCRIPTURAL TRUTH ONE IOTA.
As for Pope Francis:
DON'T CRY FOR HIM,
UNLIKELY that he will be the RCC's leader during the
As for the media: prophecy is
has never been, their
They better stick to what they
do best: sensationalist gossip about Lindsay's most
recent slide into substance abuse, or Kim's latest
Where Bible prophecy is
concerned secular media is BLINDER than a bat with
MARCH 13, 2013
message we established that the
"woe" in Isaiah 18 is primarily directed at Syria.
of Damascus, predicted
some 2,800 years ago in Isaiah chapter 17, has never
taken place; hence its fulfillment is long overdue.
says about Syria:
messengers by the sea, even in vessels of bulrushes on
the waters, saying, Go, you swift messengers, to a
nation scattered and peeled, to a people terrible
from their beginning till now; a nation meted out
and trodden down, whose land the rivers have
"Vessels of BULRUSHES"? WHAT
ON EARTH WAS
ISAIAH TALKING ABOUT?
Keeping in mind that he
wrote his prophecy about 2,800 years ago, we must
was he trying to describe?" "WHAT DO BULRUSHES
I've pasted a picture below. They
resemble launched missiles.
This is precisely
what takes place in Revelation 9:13, under the 6th
"messengers" are loosed, which end up destroying ONE
THIRD OF MANKIND.
In Revelation 9:13-19, we get two very important
are located in the Euphrates area [v.
are WEAPONS [v.
Iraq under Saddam had WMD's. He used both chemical
and biological weapons against the Iraqui Kurds
BEFORE the American invasion.
As the American
attack on Iraq started, those
weapons mysteriously disappeared.
searched for them far and wide and came up empty.
You won't hear
this in any of the major networks, but there's
evidence, and Israel knows this, that they were
transported to Syria.
ALSO RUNS THRU SYRIA.
In Isaiah 18:2 we
have a clear prophecy that Syria will launch such
"messengers" during the tribulation.
In verses 5 and
6 we are told that they
will cause widespread destruction:
"For before the
harvest, when the bud is perfect, and the sour grape
is ripening in the flower, he shall both cut
off the sprigs with pruning hooks, and take away and
cut down the branches.
be left together to the fowls of the mountains, and
to the beasts of the earth: and
the fowls shall summer on them, and all the beasts
of the earth shall winter on them".
Syria will be
the aggressor. Its capital, Damascus, will be
destroyed in retaliation.
Lest you think I'm letting my imagination run
wild, THERE'S A
SIMILAR PROPHECY in Zechariah 5:1-11 which
describes "the curse that goes forth over the face
of the whole earth" killing LOTS of people as a
"flying scroll" or megilah,
which also resembles the shape of missiles. See
We know this is
symbolic, since megilahs DON'T
FLY. And, coincidence of coincidences, it also ties
this "flying scroll" that brings a curse on ALL the
the land of Shinar (verse
refers, yet again, to the area of the Euphrates in
Syria and ancient Babylon.
question remaining is:
Who is the
as "scattered and peeled", "a people terrible from
their beginning till now"; a nation meted out and
trodden down, whose land the rivers have divided" that
some of these "messengers" are sent to?
It sure sounds
like the United States.
doubt whatsoever that, by the time Antichrist rules
the world, all the major powers that exist today,
must have been decimated.
This, in turn,
will create a power vacuum that the risen Antichrist
will eagerly fill.
clearly states that when these pre-programmed
"messengers" are launched, the THIRD PART OF THE
WORLD'S POPULATION WILL BE DESTROYED.
population, presently around 300 million, which by
then will be drastically reduced due to the Rapture,
doesn't even come close to one-third of the world's
those "messengers" would have to inflict some
SERIOUS DAMAGE on China and India, which together
hold ABOUT 40% [nearly HALF] of the world's
population, as well as on Russia.
doubt that the U.S. will suffer serious damage, that it
will cease to be a superpower, and that it will be
ruled by Antichrist, just like the rest of the world
U.S. will survive. In Isaiah 18:7 we read that this
nation will bring presents to the Lord, to Mount
Zion, during the Millennium.
THE U.S. AND
I'm not talking
about bankruptcy. That's chapter 7. Although if
economic indicators are anywhere near correct, we're
not too far from that, either.
There are TWO
chapters 18 in the Bible that are regularly
misapplied to the United States: the first is ISAIAH
18, THE SECOND IS REVELATION 18.
The first one
begins: "Woe to the land shadowing with wings, which
is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia".
translations say "Ethiopia", but
the original Hebrew says "Cush" and "Cush" has
always been Iraq [Genesis
This is further
confirmed by the fact there
are no notable rivers in Ethiopia,
while Iraq boasts TWO
major rivers, the Euphrates and the Tigris,
both of which are mentioned numerous times
throughout the Bible.
Iraq and its
rivers have always played a prominent role in Bible
Either way, the
U.S. is not located anywhere "beyond" the rivers of
either Ethiopia or
time I checked there's the
whole Atlantic Ocean, plus the rest of the African
continent in between the two.
Who, then, is
the nation "shadowing with wings"?
Syria IS just
beneath the "rivers of Iraq" [Cush].
"shadowing with wings"
refers to Jordan. If you look at the shape of that
country on a map it looks like a bird with two
Matter of fact,
the Bible makes reference to "the
wings of Moab" [Jeremiah
48:9; Numbers 24:17].
For those who
may be unfamiliar, ancient
Moab is a significant part of modern Jordan.
borders northwest Jordan, Syria
is beneath [shadowing under] Jordan's "wings".
perfect sense, since the previous chapter [Isaiah
the destruction of Damascus, which is Syria's
Keep in mind
the original text DID NOT contain chapter and verse
divisions. Those were added MUCH LATER, at the
discretion of the translators.
the original text, what we presently call "chapters
17 and 18" was just one continuous, uninterrupted
chapter 18 [in Revelation] speaks of "mystery
Babylon the great". This metaphoric title is neither
referring to ancient Babylon, which lies in ruins
and will remain that way, as Isaiah 13:19-22
is it referring to the United States, or to New York
17:18 UNDISPUTEDLY identifies
Mystery Babylon as Rome.
It's Rome that will be destroyed in one hour near
the end of the tribulation.
States, as we have taught consistently, will be
severely damaged and downgraded during the
tribulation, BUT IT WILL SURVIVE.
Will New York
City be destroyed? Probably.
I know of no
scripture that specifically singles out the Big
since neither the United States nor N.Y.C. existed
at the time, but
if enemies are going to attack any place in the
U.S., as recent history painfully shows, it will be
however, one portion of Isaiah 18, which may have
prophetic significance for the U.S.
that in the next message.
OTHER FOUNDATION can a man lay than what is laid,
which is Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 3:11).
I love to dig
deeply into the Word of God and teach DEEP Truth.
However, if we haven't got THE FOUNDATION OF OUR
FAITH RIGHT to begin with, it's all for naught.
What does being
Christian REALLY MEAN?
What does "receiving
Christ into your heart" MEAN?
I'm going to
GOD SAYS ABOUT IT in
His written Word, NOT what some denomination
denomination teaches SOMETHING ELSE, then SCREW your
(thank God) TWO, THREE or 230 "gospels".
says that IF
ANYONE - even
an angel from heaven - preaches ANOTHER "gospel" he,
she, they or it is ANATHEMA, which means ACCURSED.
ANY DENOMINATION - I don't care WHO founded it, I
don't care WHO it was founded upon, or WHEN.
I don't care if
1,000 angels appeared to its founder at once singing
the Hallelujah chorus.
Fact is, ALL
"Christian" denominations - even the ones that teach
enough Gospel to get people saved -were FOUNDED AND
INVENTED BY MORTALS.
invent ANY denomination.
He founded NO
He gave us a
Message called the Gospel or Good News about SALVATION
based ON TRUST (faith) IN Him, and
on a personal, intimate
relationship WITH Him,
And, for the
is NO OTHER WAY to be saved (Acts
I don't care
what religion you belong to. I don't care what
denomination you belong to. I don't care how many
commandments you observe, I don't care how pious you
claim to be. I don't care what day you congregate.
And I don't care how many infidels you kill trying
to "earn heaven", IF
YOU HAVEN'T GOT JESUS LIVING INSIDE YOU, YOU'RE LOST
AND GOING TO HELL (1
Jesus into your heart" means
that you INVITE HIM to ENTER the INNERMOST RECESSES
OF YOUR BEING.
It means that
Jesus as your ONLY God, Lord and Savior.
You give (surrender)
yourself ENTIRELY TO HIM.
It also means
THAT MOMENT FORWARD, you accept THE PAYMENT IN FULL
THAT HE MADE FOR EVERY ONE OF YOUR SINS ("past",
present and "future") and TRUST
100% what HE DID (die on the cross, shed His Blood,
rise from the dead) TO SAVE YOU (Romans 3:28; Titus
You don't trust ANYTHING ELSE, OR ANYONE
TO SAVE YOU.
NOT TRUST WHAT YOU DO,
YOU TRUST WHAT
TO SAVE YOU.
THAT'S what it
what "being Christian" means.
is COUNTERFEIT "Christianity".
ANYTHING ELSE is
ANYTHING ELSE WON'T
When you INVITE
Jesus to enter, and TRUST Him, He
immediately puts His Divine (God) Nature and His
Holy Spirit in you (2
Corinthians 1:22; 2 Peter 1:4).
is what makes us spiritually
ANYONE who does
not have the Holy Spirit LIVING ON THE INSIDE, is
and has NOT given his/her heart to Jesus IN EARNEST
in unknown tongues is good and desirable, people CAN
have the Holy Spirit inside (BE SAVED) and NOT speak
in tongues (1 Corinthians 12:13).
What about sins
that I commit AFTER being saved?
already paid for AT CALVARY.
How can that be
when Calvary happened 2,000 years ago and I sinned
10 minutes ago?
that sin when you committed it. Jesus
KNEW ABOUT IT BEFORE HE CREATED YOU AND
ALREADY PAID FOR IT AND FORGAVE YOU FOR IT
thank Him for
His FREE FORGIVENESS (Grace) which NONE OF US IS
WORTHY OF (Ephesians
Then keep on
But if I sin a
lot don't I LOSE Salvation?
is Jesus LIVING IN you.
If Jesus LIVES
though His Holy Spirit, there's
NO WAY you can be lost.
If you lost
Salvation (Jesus) because of sin that would mean
that your sin IS GREATER THAN JESUS, since it has
the power to KICK HIM OUT of you.
greater than Jesus (Philippians
is AN ABOMINATION.
Himself told me: "you can be an obedient son or a
disobedient son, but you
CANNOT UNSON yourself" (or
Oh, I see... So
once I receive Jesus as God and Savior I
can SIN ALL I WANT, ON PURPOSE, and still be saved?
If you can do
YOUR CONSCIENCE BOTHERING YOU IN THE LEAST, you're
NOT saved (Ephesians
You need to go
back and RE-INVITE JESUS to enter you and REALLY
Him, AND REALLY
(REAL) Christians WANT
TO OBEY Jesus and please their heavenly Father ALL
We may slip
occasionally because of human frailty: because we
still have unregenerate minds.
Our SPIRIT was
born-again when we invited Jesus in, our minds and
bodies have remained the same, and won't be
TRANSFORMED UNTIL the Rapture, which is the visible
appearing of Jesus to each of us resulting in our
being caught up into the heavenly dimension (1
happens, WE WILL ALL SIN from time to time (1
WHAT WE DON'T
DO is say "oh,
gee, now that I'm saved, and since I can't lose
Salvation, I'm going on a sinning spree: I'm going
to INDULGE every CARNAL DESIRE, AS MUCH AND AS OFTEN
AS I CAN, ON PURPOSE".
If you CAN DO
THAT, WITHOUT your conscience bothering you, YOU ARE
children of the Most High obey Him, NOT OUT OF FEAR
OF "LOSING" Salvation,
since He-it CANNOT be lost.
OBEY HIM OUT OF LOVE.
If you LOVE
Jesus, as He Himself said, YOU WALK IN THE LOVE
NATURE He put inside you and
you HATE IT when you sin.
When you do
sin: YOU TRUST JESUS AND REST IN THE COMPLETE
that sin HAS ALREADY BEEN PAID FOR, fully and
If you're aware
of sin, confess it, repent (for your own sake, not
God's) and KEEP TRUSTING JESUS FOR YOUR ETERNAL
being Christian REALLY MEANS.
someone took a survey of evangelicals and asked how
many believed that keeping the 10 Commandments or
doing "good deeds" play a role in their salvation.
OVER 50% (probably a
much higher percentage)
would answer "yes".
Well, don't you
believe the 10 Commandments are a good moral guide?
play ZERO role in our salvation.
deeds and good behavior play ZERO role.
The reason SO
MANY are confused is because hardly
ANYONE in Christendom preaches a CLEAR Gospel of the
Grace of God any more (Ephesians
people hear on "Christian" TV and radio, what they
read on the internet, or hear from the pulpit, is
A MURKY, MIXED BAG of 80% condemnation and 20% Grace.
NO WONDER THEY
DON'T HAVE DEEP-ROOTED
CONVICTIONS ABOUT THEIR SALVATION.
No wonder their
faith is hanging by a thread.
NO WONDER when
some skeptic or unbeliever presents a challenge they
DO NOT STAND THEIR GROUND.
They fold like
a cheap tent, and quicker than Dennis Rodman can say
They not only lack
the knowledge to present a convincing argument, they
don't have a DEEPLY HELD BELIEF in the Christian
Message of Grace (the Gospel).
They, at some
point, received Jesus as Lord, but THEY
DON'T REALLY KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS, NOR DO THEY
REALLY KNOW WHAT THEY BELIEVE.
house is built not on the rock, not even on sand,
but ON QUICKSAND.
All it takes is
one puff of contrary doctrine, and they sink quicker
than the Titanic.
Were it not for
the Grace of God, they would have been swallowed up
and asphyxiated by the predator infested religious
swamp that surrounds them, long ago.
How can we
CONVINCE OTHERS that ours is the TRUE FAITH and
Jesus the TRUE Way of Salvation, when we are UNSURE
of OUR OWN beliefs?
sheep are partly responsible for their own spiritual
the lion's share of responsibility lies with
the preachers, particularly the so-called "Christian
leaders" of our time.
I have never
bought the false notion that because someone stands
behind a TV camera, mentions the Name of Jesus, and
begs for money every day of the week and twice on
Sunday, that makes them "leaders".
NOT about media, nor is it about NUMBERS.
It's about A
CLEAR MESSAGE, CLEAR
VISION, AND CONVICTION.
If God were
giving report cards to the "leaders" on "Christian
TV" most of them would flunk, or barely get D's.
Make up your
You can't tell
the sheep something one day with regards to
Salvation, and then tell them something else the
You can't tell
them one day that they're saved by Grace, then put
fear in their hearts that if they don't "tithe"
they're "under a curse" and that God's favor (Grace)
is NULLIFIED for lack of $$$.
We will all
soon stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
80% or more of
the Church's "preaching" is worthless and about to
go up in smoke.
A PEEK INSIDE
The Ark of the
Covenant made by Moses and placed first in the
Tabernacle, and later in the Temple, was
a replica of the Ark in heaven (Exodus
25:40; Revelation 11:19).
The Ark disappeared
from the first temple shortly before the Babylonians
destroyed it in 586 B.C.
There was NO ARK in the second temple.
The Ark's whereabouts are officially "unknown" to
It contained three
things inside (underneath
the Mercy Seat):
1. The Torah
2. A pot of
3. The High Priest's (Aaron's) rod, which
had budded (Hebrews 9:4).
These items were
placed there at
God's command (Exodus
He was VERY EXPLICIT when He told
Moses what to put inside and IN WHICH ORDER.
When religionists tell the story the emphasis is
usually placed on the Torah.
Little or no attention (gee, I wonder why) is
given to the manna or the High Priest's rod.
What could possibly be THE MEANING?
THAT PARTICULAR ORDER, SYMBOLIZE?
THE ENTIRE BIBLE IS ABOUT?
They represent God's
plan of Redemption.
NEVER BEEN, and WILL NEVER BE REALIZED THROUGH, THE
knew I didn't like you!!!
I COULDN'T CARE
LESS if anyone "likes me" or not.
If you visit
this website, you're
going to read THE TRUTH, WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT.
And if you
don't like THE TRUTH or me, nobody's
forcing you to read this message.
These are my
parting words for you:
"By the works
of the Torah, SHALL
NO ONE BE
JUSTIFIED" (Galatians 2:16).
NO ONE INCLUDES
Is that CLEAR
ENOUGH for your holier than thou CARNAL, religious
The Torah IS
However, it was followed
by the Manna OR BREAD OF LIFE, symbolizing our
wonderful, precious, HOLIEST, most Righteous, Lord
Jesus Christ (John
Himself to Manna, and said that even as supernatural
as it was, the Manna itself wasn't the real "bread
from heaven" or the real "bread of Life", but Jesus
SYMBOLIZED JESUS our
one and only Savior (Acts
happens to be our High Priest after the ETERNAL
order of Melquisedec, or meleki
the King of Righteousness (Psalm 110:4; Hebrews
What might the
budding rod represent?
represents THE SPIRIT OF GOD, THE
HOLY SPIRIT which
Jesus would place INSIDE each born-again individual.
The Spirit, in
turn, would sprout and produce the
FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT (Numbers
to put His
OWN DIVINE NATURE, HIS OWN HOLY Spirit IN US, and
14:26, Acts 2:4; 2 Peter 1:4).
promised that through
His Spirit we WOULD YIELD "MUCH FRUIT" (John
The FRUIT of
the Spirit is love,
joy, peace, patience, kindness, faith, meekness, and
self-control (Galatians 5:22-23).
And what DOES
PAUL SAY ABOUT THE
FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT?
AGAINST such THERE
IS NO LAW! (Galatians
TORAH against such
HOLY, PERFECT FRUIT!
That's why NOTHING
FULFILLS GOD'S LAW BUT JESUS, WHO IS LOVE
who PUTS HIS OWN SPIRIT AND RIGHTEOUS NATURE IN US,
AND WHO PRODUCES IN US HIS INCORRUPTIBLE FRUIT
(Romans 13:9-10; Ephesians 5:9).
law used to be our "enemy" in the sense that although
it's GOOD AND HOLY we
So, as Paul
points out in Romans 7:8-12, instead
of giving us life, it would CONDEMN US AND KILL US.
The Ark with
the Torah scroll inside SYMBOLIZES THAT GOD'S
LAW IS NOW WRITTEN IN OUR HEARTS, as He also
promised He would do when He made a NEW covenant or
NEW TESTAMENT with His people (Jeremiah
Ark, the one in heaven, as well as other heavenly
TO BE PURIFIED WITH THE BLOOD OF JESUS (Hebrews
That's why He
entered the temple in heaven and TOOK
HIS OWN BLOOD INTO THE HOLY OF HOLIES AND
PLACED IT ON THE ARK'S LID OR MERCY SEAT.
Since the Ark
on earth was
A COPY of the one in heaven...
And since the
Ark in heaven HAD
TO be purified with the Blood of the Lamb of God...
was the earthly Ark.
the apocryphal book of 2 Maccabees 2:4-6, at God's
HID the Ark before the Babylonians took Jerusalem.
And he said
"...As for that place, it shall be unknown until
the time that God gather his people again together,
and receive them unto mercy.
the Lord show them these things,
and the glory of the Lord shall appear, and the
cloud also"... (Apocrypha,
2 Maccabees 2:7-8).
Second Coming, when ALL 12 TRIBES are reunited in
the Holy Land, Israelites will discover that the Ark
made by Moses had remained in Israel all along.
And that the
Blood that Jesus poured out, as the Passover Lamb of
God IN ORDER TO SAVE THEM, 2,000 years ago, IS
STILL SITTING UPON THE MERCY SEAT.
Glory to Jesus!
Glory to Israel's Messiah! Glory to Israel's ONE and
WILL THE HOLY
SPIRIT BE REMOVED?
teaching in prophecy circles is that the Holy Spirit
is holding back the Antichrist, and that, when
the Church is raptured, the Holy Spirit will be
REMOVED from the earth thus allowing him to manifest.
That's what you get for listening to those who
constantly say "I believe", instead of "God's
The Bible SAYS
NO SUCH THING.
If the Spirit were removed, NO
ONE would be saved during the tribulation [John
6:44; Revelation 20:4].
MANY will come to faith in Christ during
the reign of Antichrist (Revelation
HOW ON EARTH do
you "remove" the Holy Spirit?
Last time I checked the
Holy Spirit is God. God is OMNIPRESENT.
King David told us in Psalms 139:7, 8 that
even if he were to make his
bed IN HELL, the Spirit of God would still be there.
Do you think the
Holy Spirit was ABSENT from the earth until
Of course not! He was around. He's
ALWAYS been around (Genesis
What happened on Pentecost 33 A.D. is He
came to LIVE INSIDE those who received Jesus as
their Lord, as Jesus had promised (John 16:13-14).
That STILL HAPPENS TODAY whenever a person is
The "he" that
MUST be "taken out of the way" BEFORE Antichrist can
show up is THE BODY OF CHRIST:
"Let no one deceive you in any way, for it (in
Day of the Lord or tribulation) will not be UNLESS
THE DEPARTURE COMES FIRST,
and the man of sin be revealed, the son of
destruction" (2 Thessalonians 2:3).
The Church at
Thessalonica was troubled that the Day of the Lord
(tribulation) was about to begin (2 Thessalonians
Paul said two
things needed to happen PRIOR:
Departure [Rapture] had to happen.
identity of Antichrist had to be revealed (in
context, to believers, since he was writing to the
church at Thessalonica).
is revealed to believers BEFORE THEY DEPART. The
Antichrist is revealed to the world (unbelievers)
when he emerges, resurrected, from the bottomless
pit, about 4 years prior to the Second Coming of
Christ [Revelation 11:7; 17:8].
Paul was saying
long as the Church is AROUND, and the identity of
the Antichrist hasn't been revealed to the Church,
the Day of the Lord (tribulation) cannot come.
of Antichrist has
ALREADY been revealed to the Church, ALL OVER THE
THE ONLY THING
hindering the Antichrist's appearance (2
Thessalonians 2:6) is the Body of Christ (Church)
still being present on earth.
He cannot manifest in, or to the world, UNTIL
The Departure of the Church takes place.
mindful that the King James and other versions
render this passage as "a falling away". However, in
the original Greek NOTHING is "falling away" from
nowhere. The words ho
mean "THE Departure".
derived from the Greek aphistemi which
DEPART, LEAVE OR WITHDRAW ONESELF.
But doesn't it mean to
depart FROM THE FAITH? No,
it means ONLY TO DEPART.
The only way it means to depart FROM THE FAITH
is when it's SPECIFIED
in the text that
THE DEPARTURE is
from the faith,
as in 1 Timothy 4:1.
verse 6 says "NOW
YOU KNOW what restrains him"...
He had just told them WHAT: the
Departure of Christians. It's
The Body of Christ that MUST BE removed (DEPART),
and be "taken out of the way" before the Antichrist
It's ONLY AFTER
we disappear, that Antichrist appears.
the correct meaning of this portion of scripture.
The Holy Spirit
"remove God" or "take GOD out of the way"... EVER.
The Holy Spirit is
PRESENT everywhere, ALL
tribulation or no tribulation, antichrist or no
come in about the tribulation and what believers can
do for their unsaved loved ones who may be left
They range from leaving a stockpile
of dried food or canned goods, first aid kits,
underground shelters and gas masks, to leaving gold,
silver, currency, to instructions (letters, books,
CD's, DVD videos) on what to do and how to be saved.
I realize that those who think of the well-being
of others are kind-hearted individuals who are
genuinely concerned about their families, relatives,
friends, etc. and want to alleviate the suffering
they may have to endure.
I DO NOT QUESTION
their MOTIVE in the least.
However, there's a
PRACTICAL ASPECT to this, as well:
As far as
leaving supplies (bottled water, water purification
systems, canned goods, dry food, medicines, money,
gold, silver, gas masks, special shelters, etc.), there's
NO HARM in doing so.
However, you should also know that THERE
ARE NO GUARANTEES that ANY
of it will reach your loved ones. It may or it may
If you read the judgments mentioned in
Revelation chapters 8 and 9 that will happen very
soon after the Church is gone, a
lot of stuff on this earth is going to be
OBLITERATED or CONTAMINATED by them:
We know that once we leave, ONE
THIRD of the planet is burnt instantly, and ONE
THIRD of the remaining population killed, and
that much of the food and water will become
contaminated (Revelation 8:7-10).
that major powers such as the U.S., U.K., Russia and
China, although they will survive in some form, will
be seriously damaged (Revelation
The Antichrist would not be
able to rule the ENTIRE world if these nations still
existed "as they are" today.
God's guidance, and LISTEN TO His Spirit.
If the Holy Spirit LEADS YOU to leave such
provisions, BY ALL MEANS OBEY.
If YOU CHOOSE
TO TAKE YOUR CHANCES, by all means do so, but
there's NO WAY to ensure that they will ever be of
use to anyone, including those for whom it is
As far as EVANGELISM and leaving
Again, if the Spirit
leads you to leave a Bible, a New Testament, some
pamphlet or short note, fine.
If you're going to "WARN THEM" about ANYTHING, warn
them ABOUT TAKING THE MARK OF ANTICHRIST.
Scriptures are CRYSTAL CLEAR that those
who do will suffer ETERNAL TORMENT (Revelation
However, I would NOT GO OVERBOARD, and leave
anything too lengthy or elaborate.
seriously doubt that ANYTHING you leave for
salvation purposes, will
top WHAT JESUS WILL DO.
As I've taught many, many times:
EVERYONE ALIVE WHEN
THE RAPTURE HAPPENS will have a chance to receive
Jesus as Lord, EVEN
IN THOSE FINAL MOMENTS OF
the Church Age (Joel 2:28-32).
That is THE
MAIN REASON WHY Jesus will give THE SIGNS of
the sun turning black, the moon red as blood, huge
number of stars falling, a mega quake that will
relocate land masses, the sky split in the middle
and rolling up on each side like a scroll, and Jesus
Himself VISIBLY APPEARING in the clouds in power and
great glory (Revelation
6:12-17; Matthew 24:29.
will have a chance to CALL ON HIM, even at that late
hour, and be saved.
Gosh, Martel, do
you REALLY THINK those signs will happen?
Forget what I think: GOD
at least 6
different Scriptures that they will (Isaiah
24:6,19-23; Joel 2:30-31, Matthew 24:29, Mark
13:24-27, Luke 21:25-26, Revelation 6:12-17).
Those SIGNS will be THE FINAL WARNING, the "last
call" to people on earth to GET ON BOARD, receive
Jesus into their hearts and be raptured, or stay
behind and try to survive the tribulation.
If you're NOT SAVED, I
urge you to receive Christ into your heart NOW.
you wait until those final moments?
NO GUARANTEE THAT YOU'LL BE ALIVE in
those final moments: You don't know whether you'll
be alive in 5 seconds, let alone in one or several
Salvation is NOT
PROMISED TO ANYONE "TOMORROW".
TODAY is THE
Salvation (2 Corinthians 6:2).
AWESOME SUPERNATURAL SIGNS DON'T
make unsaved people fall on their knees and cry out
to Jesus for Salvation, I seriously doubt THAT
ANYTHING you or I can say or "leave behind" will do
God will also send A
VISIBLE, AUDIBLE ANGEL flying through the sky and
preaching the Eternal Gospel to EVERYONE ON EARTH,
IN EVERY LANGUAGE,
followed by ANOTHER ANGEL WARNING of the ETERNAL
CONSEQUENCES of taking Antichrist's mark (Revelation
If they don't
heed the angels' messages, I seriously doubt your
words or mine will convince anyone.
Noble sentiments aside:
AFOREMENTIONED SIGNS, the resurrected Antichrist,
the mark of the beast, the mandatory worship of
Satan, the death of ONE THIRD of the earth's
remaining population, and ALL THE OTHER SUPERNATURAL
JUDGMENTS mentioned in Revelation chapter 8 and 9, DON'T
PERSUADE THEM TO BELIEVE IN CHRIST, it's NO USE:
THEY WILL BE LOST.
ANYONE who receives
the mark of the beast WILL
NOTHING you, I, or anyone else can do about it.
Bottom line: God gave man FREE WILL.
will get to exercise his free will UNTIL
THE END OF TIME.
MARCH 6, 2013
A number of NEW
Christians, and a few "old" ones, have asked me over
the years whether obeying God is even worth the
Especially when the Bible teaches
that Salvation is NOT contingent on works, it is
simply RECEIVING JESUS INTO OUR HEARTS, HAVING
HIM LIVE IN US, and TRUSTING Him (Ephesians
The reasoning goes something like
"I try to obey God, live and act according to
His Word (His Will), and EVERYTHING SEEMS
TO GO WRONG.
Yet I see UNBELIEVERS
who DISOBEY HIM CONSTANTLY, BREAK EVERY
CARE ABOUT ANYONE BUT THEMSELVES, ENGAGE
IN ALL MANNER OF CARNAL EXCESS, and EVERYTHING
seems to turn favorably for them.
All they touch turns to gold. They live without
a care in the world".
Matter of fact, I've
asked those same questions of God a few times in
moments of utter frustration.
it worth it? Why
deprive ourselves of
worldly pleasures, why exercise ANY constraint,
especially since our Salvation is secure?
Does God even CARE? Is
there ANY justice?
For starters, born again CHILDREN of the
Most High don't obey Him OUT OF FEAR. We
obey Him OUT OF LOVE.
Obeying Jesus and
SERVING Him is
NOT a chore, it's A
95% of teaching on Kristian TV, our
obedience is not based ON GETTING earthly rewards.
If earthly rewards come, praise
Jesus for them. And if they DON'T, WE STILL
Those of us who HAVE the
Spirit of God inside (if you DON'T, you're NOT
saved, Romans 8:9) can't
help ourselves because
when we DISOBEY our Lord, when we act IN REBELLION
to His expressed Will, OUR
CONSCIENCE REPROVES US AND WE FEEL TERRIBLE UNTIL we
repent and make things right.
we've settled our part: WHAT ABOUT UNBELIEVERS?
Why is it that EVERYTHING
seems golden for them and crummy for us?
I promise you that MOST unbelievers - in fact, THE
VAST MAJORITY - live
rotten lives in EVERY SENSE of the word.
For the FEW who are in the limelight and SEEM
to "have it good", like
certain celebrities, ruthless tycoons, drug dealers,
This is what psalmist Asaph,
appointed by King David and definitely anointed and
inspired by God, had to say in Psalm 73:
(I'm editing a bit for the sake of space and
Wicked Prosper Only For a Time
3 "For I
WAS ENVIOUS... when I saw THE PROSPERITY OF THE
4 For there
are NO PAINS in their death: but their strength is
ARE NOT IN TROUBLE AS OTHER MEN...
Therefore PRIDE SURROUNDS THEM as a chain; violence
covers them as a garment.
7 Their eyes stand
out WITH ABUNDANCE: THEY
HAVE MORE THAN HEART COULD WISH.
ARE CORRUPT, and SPEAK WICKEDLY...
9 They set THEIR MOUTH (speak) AGAINST THE
HEAVENS, and their tongue walks through the earth.
10 Therefore his people return here: and WATERS
OF A FULL CUP ARE WRUNG OUT TO THEM.
they say, HOW
DOES GOD KNOW? AND IS THERE KNOWLEDGE IN THE MOST
12 Behold, THESE
ARE THE UNGODLY, WHO PROSPER IN THE WORLD; THEY
INCREASE IN RICHES.
13 Verily I
HAVE CLEANSED MY HEART IN VAIN...
14 For ALL
THE DAY LONG HAVE I BEEN PUMMELED,
and chastened every morning...
I TRIED TO UNDERSTAND THIS, IT WAS TOO PAINFUL FOR
17 UNTIL I
went into the sanctuary of God; THEN
I UNDERSTOOD THEIR END.
you did set them in slippery places: YOU
CAST THEM DOWN INTO DESTRUCTION.
THEY are brought into DESOLATION IN
A MOMENT! They
CONSUMED WITH TERRORS.
20 As a dream when
one awakes; so, O Lord, WHEN YOU AWAKE, YOU SHALL
DESPISE THEIR IMAGE...
shall guide me with your counsel, and afterward
receive me to glory...
26 My flesh and my heart fails: but GOD
IS THE STRENGTH OF MY HEART, AND MY PORTION FOREVER.
27 For, lo, THEY
THAT ARE FAR FROM YOU SHALL PERISH: YOU
HAVE DESTROYED ALL THEM THAT GO AFTER IDOLS,
DEPARTING FROM YOU.
28 But it
is good for me TO DRAW NEAR TO God: I
have PUT MY TRUST IN the Lord GOD, that
I may declare all your works".
Bottom line if
you're born-again is this:
(Jesus Himself) and all the wealth, riches, splendor
and pleasures your heart desires - even
things which eye has not seen nor ear heard, nor
entered your carnal imagination -
ARE ETERNAL, which
means NEVER ENDING.
THEIRS is temporary.
many "celebrities" seem to have it "great" one
minute and end up broke, bankrupt, old, ugly and
suicidal? Or with a bullet in their heads?
Their apparent "good fortune" COMES
TO AND END ABRUPTLY, AND SOONER THAN ANYONE THINKS.
(If you doubt it, look at Marilyn Monroe,
John Lennon, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Kurt
Cobain, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix,
Rock Hudson, Amy Winehouse, Yasser Arafat, Osama Bin
Laden, Hugo Chavez -- and that's just off the top of
is fleeting. So is wealth, so is physical beauty,
whether real or ARTIFICIAL, SO IS SEX, DRUGS, BOOZE, or
ANYTHING ELSE THIS TEMPORARY WORLD HAS TO OFFER.
You get, or are ABOUT TO get, a new, BEAUTIFUL,
GLORIFIED, perfectly healthy, immortal,
They're going to hell, you're
Jesus is OUR REWARD and He's
You've NOTHING to
envy the wicked for.
If you know Jesus, THEY
should and WILL envy
BLAME IT ON RIO
"Will not God
GRANT JUSTICE to His elect who cry out to Him day
and night? Will
He delay to help them? I tell you that He
WILL SWIFTLY GRANT THEM JUSTICE.
Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will
He FIND FAITH ON THE EARTH?" (Luke
few years haven't been kind to televangelists, to
put it mildly.
In 2010 a major player in the
world of televangelism was sued for sexual
harassment by several young men.
Eventually the suit was settled out of court for
an undisclosed amount - A FITTING END, when you
consider that the "ministry" was ALL about $$$.
It culminated not in the televangelist's
reprimand, apology, REFORM or repentance, but
IN HIS TELEVISED CORONATION!!!
If I haven't made you nauseous yet...
It was followed by disclosure of an extramarital
affair by the head of one of the major Kristian
That was followed by the
arrest of ANOTHER prominent televangelist for
allegedly grabbing his teen age daughter by the
neck, choking her and leaving visible bruises.
All this while
an on-going Senate investigation focused on 6 huge,
highly visible GIVE TO GET, prosperity gospel
and while several high-profile televangelist
marriages hit the rocks and ended in divorce amidst
allegations of neglect, infidelity and even physical
Funny thing: the
scandals that SHOCKED US in the 80's and brought
down two MAJOR "ministries" at the time, today seem
bats an eye anymore.
And their groupies for the most part remain
BLINDLY LOYAL and keep sending their $$$ as if
NOTHING had happened.
Moreover, the two aforementioned televangelists,
who made their initial splash in the 80's, ARE BACK:
and one of them in particular, WITH
WHAT SORT OF IDIOTS would send money on a
regular basis to support scam artists, PROVEN,
CONVICTED FRAUDS, focused on building their OWN
kingdoms instead of preaching the Kingdom of God?
I don't know, but THEY ARE OUT THERE.
Otherwise, all these scammers would have been
OUT OF BUSINESS LONG AGO.
Instead, they all
live better than most Hollywood celebrities.
But the latest scandal rocking the televangelist
world has to do with THE most renowned "faith
healer" of our time and his recent "crusade" in
It turns out that his
son and two of his bodyguards (yes,
I said BODYGUARDS!!!) were
arrested for beating up a deaf and dumb man sitting
in the front row, who
simply tried to approach the famous televangelist
and get his "blessing".
The 21 year old, deaf and dumb Brazilian
national had a bottle of water in his hand as he
tried to approach the Christian "celebrity"...
he could think "amen"...
(God forbid the televangelist's $10,000
custom-tailored Armani suit - paid for by your
generous donations - should be ruined)
of the con artist's (ah,
televangelist's) THUGS (excuse me, BODYGUARDS) had
POUNCED ON HIM, dragged
him to a nearby trailer and WERE BEATING HIM BLACK,
BLUE, and BLOODY as they interrogated him.
Since the deaf
and dumb man could neither hear nor answer their
THEY JUST KEPT BEATING HIM: THREE
Imagine the level of violence and shouting when,
even amidst the hype and noise of the "crusade",
some people heard the commotion and alerted the
The televangelist's son and the
other two thugs were arrested, taken into custody
and eventually released.
The poor deaf and dumb man was taken to a local
hospital where he was treated for multiple wounds
Meanwhile, the televangelist and
his merry band of hoodlums managed to get the poor
guy's father to sign an agreement NOT TO press
exchange for an undisclosed amount of $$$, all paid
for by courtesy of your generous donations, thank
you very much.
And so the world of televangelism turns...
Not to mention how our stomachs turn...
Needless to say, you
won't find A WORD about such incident on the
On the contrary:
You will find NOTHING BUT PROPAGANDA about what
enormous "success" the Brazil crusades were and how
many reported "healings" were performed by
this SUPER-ANOINTED RELIGIOUS HERO who needs
bodyguards, and FEELS THREATENED not by swords or
spears, not by guns or rifles, not by Roman
soldiers, crucifixion or decapitation, but by A
BOTTLE OF WATER.
I'm just surprised the Evian people haven't jumped
all over this one!
Billy Graham has probably
preached worldwide, at least in modern times, to
more people than anyone. I know Billy had a rather
small team that traveled with him to handle certain
logistical and administrative aspects of the
I can't remember him EVER being surrounded by a
cadre of bodyguards.
As I read the Gospels, Book of Acts, and
can't find A SINGLE INSTANCE where Peter, John, Paul
or any of the apostles went around surrounded by
BODYGUARDS, can you?
Paul was beheaded; Peter (if you believe
tradition) was crucified upside down, or if you
believe recent archaeological evidence, died
preaching the Gospel in Jerusalem, and John was
exiled to a desolate, inhospitable penal colony on
the island of Patmos.
around pressed by throngs seeking
miracles, deliverance and healing, and He
WAS APPROACHABLE (Matthew
20:31-34; Mark 10:16; Luke 8:40-45; John 3:1).
He could be
reached, spoken to, and touched.
I can't find
ONE instance where
Peter, Andrew and Bartholomew took someone aside and
BEAT HIM UP for trying to approach Jesus.
to mention that Jesus'
miracles were UNDENIABLE and REAL, NOT STAGED.
I think of Peter standing
ALONE in Jerusalem among
curious onlookers and boldly telling them "you
killed the Author of Life" (Acts
I think of Paul
standing ALL ALONE in Athens and
boldly proclaiming (paraphrasing) "you believe in
all these false deities but I'm
here to tell you about the TRUE God, the One you
I think of
Jesus hanging on the cross,
being mocked, insulted and
falsely accused, PRAYING
for the Father to forgive EVEN HIS EXECUTIONERS, when
He could have called on the Father to give Him MORE
THAN 12 legions of mighty angels who would have IN
AN INSTANT destroyed those religious bastards who
took pleasure in His death (Matthew 26:53)
But today's prima donna wimps who CLAIM TO BE His
behind iron gates, with state of the art
surveillance, barricaded in massive buildings,
hiding behind TV sets and a small army of body
guards, unapproachable and untouchable, and
CONVENIENTLY INSULATED FROM the very people they
claim to "serve".
Not to mention the
very people WHO FINANCIALLY
Most are cowardly frauds and A
TOTAL EMBARRASSMENT to the Body of Christ.
Jesus BETTER come soon, as He promised.
The faith He preached 2,000 years ago has
degenerated into nothing more than A BUSINESS
"If you DO
NOT BELIEVE that I AM, you WILL
DIE IN YOUR SINS" (John
of Jesus is
Good News (Gospel)
came TO SAVE (John
Since ALL have sinned, there's
NO BETTER NEWS anywhere.
died on the cross, and rose physically from the
dead, EVERY ONE OF US WAS ACCOUNTABLE FOR our own
one of us WAS CONDEMNED (John 3:18; 5:24).
Worse, since NONE OF US could fulfill God's Law,
erase original sin, or renew the sinful nature we
were born with, EVERYONE
The Good News is this:
SINGLE ONE -
of your sins.
Since your sins ARE
ALREADY PAID FOR, upon
receiving the One who made PAYMENT IN FULL for them,
YOUR SINS ARE IMMEDIATELY
ERASED AND FORGOTTEN.
Never to be remembered or used against you,
SAVED YOU FROM every
one of your sins.
It's ENTIRELY UP TO YOU to
acknowledge His payment for your sins, and receive
Him, THE ONE AND ONLY SIN ERASER, into your heart,
as Savior and God.
Or you can
IGNORE HIM and WHAT HE ALREADY DID ON YOUR BEHALF.
If you IGNORE Him, you'll
have to PAY FOR YOUR OWN SINS YOURSELF.
The choice is simple: Pay for sin YOURSELF,
His payment on your behalf, AND BE INSTANTLY SAVED
It's as true and as simple as THAT.
NO ONE can
make that choice BUT
It's YOUR CALL, YOUR
THE BIBLE, TV
Two events of
possible interest to the Body of Christ are
scheduled to take place today:
premiere of History Channel's mini-series "The
in time for the Passover-Resurrection season.
2. The remarriage of televangelist Benny Hinn to
his former wife.
If I were you, I
wouldn't hold my breath on either one.
Hollywood has a LONG HISTORY of unscriptural
failures, most of them of BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS.
And Hinn's remarriage was supposed to have taken
place last October and has
already been postponed once, at the last minute.
Let's talk about the mini-series first:
As most of the so-called "Bible based" stuff
that Hollywood produces, it's bound to be a big,
First of all, how can
you EVEN PRETEND to deal with the ENTIRE Bible in a
mere 10 episodes?
A LOT of important events
are likely to be left out and/or not properly dealt
Secondly, if Hollywood's recent record
on biblical epics is any indication, look for some
HORRENDOUS casting, and cheesy OVERACTING.
The days of Ben
Thirdly, the producers claim to
have consulted "a team of theologians". I
know of no better way to screw things up than
consulting theologians, let
alone A WHOLE TEAM.
Add ONE RABBI into the
mix, as they did, and no telling what tainted and
impotent religious mixture will result.
According to some reviews, there's also a lot of
artistic license (embellishments NOT given in the
Bible) and LOTS
OF gratuitous violence.
Could I be wrong? Could this be THE EXCEPTION to
previous attempts at presenting the Good Book?
Sure, but not likely.
I plan to watch as
long as I can stand, which will probably not exceed
Hinn's remarriage, on the other
hand, promises to be highly
IF NOTHING ELSE.
Don't worry, though. You
won't see it today.
In fact, you won't see it
at all until they've edited the footage leaving ONLY
the portions they want you to see on "This ISN'T YOUR
Day, Suckers, it's MY
Talk about a circus... The ceremony is supposed
to be performed by THREE different ministers: Rev.
Jack Hayford, Reinhard Bonnke and the bride's father
who claims to be a pastor.
If he is, I can
think of at least ONE sheep that he should go after
and bring back into the fold.
In case you're
White WON'T BE among the three...
Don't expect she'll be attending the wedding,
In fact, don't
expect she'll be ANYWHERE NEAR...
I'd love to have been a fly on the wall when
that prenup was signed, though.
Maybe Hinn's ex and soon-to-be "next" is smarter
than I give her credit for...
about 30 million. How's THAT for a little uneducated
Palestinian boy who started from scratch?
It speaks volumes about American evangelical
generosity AND NAIVETÉ.
For the Hinns' sake,
let's hope the second time's the charm.
And for Hollywood's sake, and ours, let's hope
it's the UMPTEENTH TIME.
refers to New Jerusalem, the heavenly city, as "the
mother of us all"
"Us all" refers to born-again
believers in Jesus Christ.
To enter New Jerusalem you MUST BE
BORN AGAIN (John 3:3-5).
A former idol
worshiper named Abraham set out in search of that
city some 4,000 years ago.
He left his
hometown, his family, and nearly everything, looking
for that city "whose builder and maker is God"
all of Abraham's descendants will enter that
Many of them, particularly those
who descend from THE SLAVE Hagar, either physically
or SPIRITUALLY [those who want to live AS SLAVES in
bondage to law, commandments and units of time],
will never make it.
All citizens of New Jerusalem are free.
They'll live forever in the FREEDOM OF THE
There's NO BONDAGE whatsoever in New
That means THERE'S
NO RELIGION WHATSOEVER in New Jerusalem,
since the very word "religion" MEANS "bondage".
Our present level of existence is temporary.
God's Word makes it clear that we're
just passing thru this earthly dimension en route to
our Ultimate Destination.
citizenship isn't here,
Our heavenly city is described in
detail in Revelation chapter 21.
It says there's no
sickness, no death, sorrow, tears, or pain.
It's also described as having the glory of
God, her light clear as crystal, like the most
precious of gems, having 12
gates of pearl, with foundations made of precious
stones, paved with translucent gold, and having no
need of sun or moon, because Jesus is THE LIGHT
As breathtakingly lovely and wonderful as
that sounds, its
THE PRINCIPAL REASON FOR US WANTING TO GO THERE, IS
Although as God He is OMNIPRESENT, New
Jerusalem is His official residence.
He is its
light, His Throne shall be there, and everyone and
everything in New Jerusalem will be FOCUSED ON HIM.
We shall enjoy His Presence. We shall see
ever be lovelier than THAT
FIND HIS VOICE
servants (ministers) of the Gospel preach or teach
with our own voices, from our carnal minds.
For one thing, that's
what is taught in
That messages should be
prepared A WEEK IN ADVANCE.
DIRECT CONTRADICTION of Mark 13:11,
SPECIFICALLY COMMANDS the disciples to
and to speak "whatsoever is given you at that
IT'S NOT YOU THAT SPEAKS, BUT THE HOLY SPIRIT"].
That we're to select an appropriate,
religiously correct topic, a scripture text that
supports it, and then develop three "sub points",
embellished with a few SUPPOSED "real life" stories
and Bible verses.
I'll tell you a little
of the "stories" are FABRICATED.
Are you telling us that ministers of the Gospel
regularly lie? ... Even WHEN
THEY ARE PREACHING?
Don't tempt me...
I just love it when
some preacher says "this is a TRUE story". Why
would anyone say THAT, unless they tell FALSE STORIES?
My point is, all
that GARBAGE is MAN INVENTED. NOTHING
in the Bible teaches we are to follow those
There are even books on the market offering
200 or 300 of the greatest sermons ever preached,
THAT YOU CAN COPY, AND
What's wrong with "copying" some of the
great preachers of the past?
when Wesley, Wycliffe, Spurgeon, or Tyndale,
delivered those messages they
were ANOINTED. That's
why people came to Christ in droves.
If the Spirit is NOT
IN as well as BEHIND the preacher, it's mostly empty rhetoric.
No wonder people fall asleep during sermons. No
wonder most preaching is so insipid and sterile. No
wonder the church suffers from ACUTE spiritual
The apostle Peter tells us we are to speak
"the oracles of God", not
MIMIC some boring religious method learned in
seminary (1 Peter 4:11).
BETTER PREACHER ANYWHERE than the Holy Spirit.
Whether you're minister or layman:
His Spirit. THAT'S
where the Anointing is (Luke
Let His Voice SPEAK
ANY OTHER VOICE is
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