FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2013
SHOULD WE FOCUS ON SIN ?
"Christ Jesus came into the
of whom I am chief" (1 Timothy 1:15).
is able TO SAVE COMPLETELY and to
THE UTTERMOST those
who come to God through
because He ALWAYS LIVES to intercede for them" (Hebrews 7:25).
There's this school of thought
in Christendom that THINKS it's their life's mission to
call sin “SIN", as if a SINFUL world didn't know what the heck it
They are the ONES that
picket abortion clinics with SIGNS that say "abortion is murder"
(hang with me here for a minute, please), that constantly bash
sinners, that constantly point an ACCUSING finger at homosexuals,
and even crash homosexual funerals rejoicing that that person
"has gone to hell".
I don't know what kind of
"Christianity" that is, but
it's not found in the New Testament.
The New Testament is ALL about REDEMPTION
FROM sin (John
My Jesus DIDN'T GO AROUND
CONDEMNING SINNERS, as some Christians do today, thinking that's
their lofty mission in life.
He went around OFFERING
FORGIVENESS to ALL who'd receive Him (John
And THAT'S what
Christians, at least REAL Christians, should
be preaching today.
Jesus' Message HASN'T
CHANGED. It's THE SAME today as it was then.
He is THE SAME yesterday,
today and FOREVER (Hebrews 13:8).
It's the "Christian" RELIGION,
unfortunately, that has PERVERTED His Message.
The ONLY SINNERS that Jesus
EVER denounced were
the RELIGIOUS LEADERS of His day, who thought they were "better"
and "more righteous" than everyone else.
They thought THEIR RELIGION
and their WORKS could save them.
They trusted THEIR
OWN righteousness, instead
For the record, THERE'S
NO RIGHTEOUSNESS BUT JESUS' (Isaiah
For the record, "works"
DON'T WORK... where
Salvation is concerned.
Jesus, in fact, told these
self-righteous religious leaders POINT BLANK that "prostitutes
and sinners WOULD ENTER THE KINGDOM OF GOD AHEAD OF THEM" (Matthew
Do you REALLY think that a
sinner DOESN'T KNOW what he or she is?
Do you REALLY think that by
condemning them and telling them HOW EVIL and SINFUL they are you're
going to get them to stop sinning, let alone WIN THEM TO Christ?
No. What A SINNER -- ANY
SINNER -- needs to hear is that THEIR
SINS ARE FORGIVEN.
That's there's a God who loved
them SO MUCH that He came in human form and ALREADY
PAID FOR ALL -- and
I mean ALL --
their sins (2 Corinthians 5:19).
That ALL they
need to do IN ORDER TO BE CLEANSED of sin forever, is
to RECEIVE THAT WONDERFUL God-Savior into their hearts and TRUST
(have full confidence in) His unconditional love for them, His
atoning death and Resurrection (John
1:12; Romans 10:9).
Those who want to go back to
the Old Testament, where the law demanded "an eye for an eye and
a tooth for a tooth", and want to display those hateful SIGNS can
do so. That is their right under the law.
However, they should keep in
they, too, will be judged by the same standard they apply to
7:1; James 2:10).
Furthermore, those who live
under the Old Testament AREN'T
Is abortion the killing of a
human being? You
Is homosexuality sin? YES!
Are they UNFORGIVABLE SINS?
SIN ISN'T what
Christians should be focused on.
We should focus on Jesus’
He offers FREELY to ANYONE who’ll RECEIVE HIM into his or her
We should focus on Jesus, THE
ONE AND ONLY REMOVER
ONLY ONE who
PAID FOR, and
the sin of the world (John 1:29).
That's WHAT He DIED FOR.
That's what He LIVES FOR.
THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2013
BEGIN WITH PRAISE
Every child of God should
begin his or her day with praise to God: Father, Son and Holy
The moment you wake up,
before you put on your make-up (no, I'm kidding, that's a Dionne
THE MOMENT YOU OPEN YOUR EYES
each day, YOUR FIRST THOUGHTS should be about our wonderful
You should take
a few moments, BEFORE DOING ANYTHING ELSE, to praise Him FROM
This is one of those
neglected, seldom taught truths, found in the Bible.
When the children of Israel
sought God's guidance TO
Canaanites, God answered "Judah will go first" (Judges 1:1-2).
The word "Judah" (yehudah) MEANS
PRAISE SHOULD ALWAYS GO
King Jehoshaphat knew this,
and appointed singers
unto the Lord, praising God, His
Mercy, which endures forever, and the beauty of Holiness, to go
BEFORE HIS ARMY (to GO FIRST) against the armies of Ammon, Moab
and Seir (Edom) (2 Chronicles 20:21-22).
The result? THEIR ENEMIES
ENDED UP DESTROYING ONE ANOTHER.
We see this principle
applied, again and again, in Jesus' ministry.
When His disciples asked
"teach us to pray", the first thing He taught is to BEGIN
WITH PRAISE "Our
Father, who art in heaven, HALLOWED
BE YOUR NAME".
Unfortunately, the Christian
religion has turned this marvelous pattern for
A VAIN, MEANINGLESS REPETITION.
When Jesus raised Lazarus from
the dead, THE
FIRST THING He
did was to THANK
AND PRAISE the Father OUT LOUD,
for always hearing Him.
It was only AFTER PRAISING
God, that He called out "Lazarus, come forth!" (John 11:41-42).
We see this principle in the
apostles' ministry. When Paul and Silas were beaten and thrown
into a dungeon, they
were sore and bloodied PHYSICALLY, but THEIR SPIRITS STILL
PRAISED God, even at MIDNIGHT, and
all the other prisoners HEARD THEM (Acts 16:25).
The result? God supernaturally
shook the whole place, released all the prisoners, and the
jailer and his entire household ended up getting saved. Hallelujah!
Praising Jesus AT
THE START of
your day MAKES
us FOCUS ON HIM, HIS PERFECTION AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS,
instead of focusing on our own self with all its imperfections
Praising God makes us
Praising God AT
THE START of
our day puts us in the right mood, and gives us a
positive, VICTORIOUS outlook, which will linger for the rest of
Praising God MAKES YOU A
Give Jesus THE
SO RICHLY DESERVES FIRST.
Put Jesus FIRST, and watch
all your obstacles and enemies SELF-DESTROY.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013
JESUS IS NOT NICE
I'll give those who just
fell off their chairs a moment to get up, and massage their sore
I can almost hear them
pointing the finger and shouting "blasphemy!!!"
If it AGREES WITH what God
says about Himself, it
CAN'T POSSIBLY BE blasphemy.
I'll tell you what blasphemy
is: it's portraying
Jesus as something He ISN'T.
That's also IDOLATRY.
I'm sick and tired of
religion presenting a FALSE image of Jesus. I'm repulsed by their
FALSE portrayal of a mousy, wimpish, sissy Jesus, a pitiful
doormat that only speaks in soft, whispery tones, never makes
waves, and lets everyone step ALL OVER HIM.
That's NOT the Jesus of the
That's NOT the Jesus I KNOW.
I'm determined, by the Grace
of God, to ERADICATE that blasphemous myth and FOREVER DESTROY
that false, idolatrous image.
Jesus WASN'T ALWAYS
Jesus was nice and merciful
was RUTHLESS with the hypocritical self-righteous religious
establishment of His day.
Yes, Jesus can be supremely
meek, loving, tender and gentle.
That SAME Jesus can also be
Religion CANNOT PROCESS that
the same Jesus who taught to "turn the other cheek", took
a makeshift whip and herded the RELIGIOUS TRAFFICKERS OF HIS DAY
(money changers) OUT OF HIS TEMPLE (John 2:13-17).
He also uncaged their animals
and OVERTHREW THEIR TABLES!
That WASN'T very "nice" of
But it was RIGHT.
of that sound
wimpy to you?
OF THAT sound
like the feeble, spineless, "meek and mild", jellyfish “Jesus”
your religion preaches?
He also had a number of
"UNKIND" THINGS to say about the Pharisees OF HIS DAY (Matthew
21:31; 23:14-33). And Lord knows the Pharisaic spirit is still
going strong today!
Like Jesus, I'm
NOT always nice.
I'm nice, supremely
gracious toward repentant
sinners and earnest seekers of Truth.
I'm just as RUTHLESS with
self righteous religious hypocrites as Jesus WAS AND IS.
Can't stand them!!!
I freely admit that I have
ZERO TOLERANCE for them.
So, if you're looking for a
"nice" preacher, who always speaks in religiously correct, "lovey
dovey" "Kristian" tones, you've come TO THE WRONG PLACE and TO
THE WRONG PREACHER.
The pretentious hypocrites
you seek, who put up that "good Christian" FAKE FRONT, have no
more REAL LOVE in their hearts than Judas.
Like him, they're just
waiting for you to turn your back so they can BETRAY YOU and STAB
I tell you the Truth UP FRONT,
whether you like it or not.
Those who are more interested
in proper religious etiquette than in Truth, SHOULD NOT EVEN
BOTHER reading this
website, let alone writing us.
Likewise, those who care more
about LOOKS, FORM or DEMEANOR than
take their sanctimonious phoniness ELSEWHERE.
This ministry is
They should seek one of those "NICE ministries"
that are ALWAYS BEGGING FOR MONEY, speak perfect,
MAN-MANUFACTURED Christianese, teach UNBIBLICAL GARBAGE and
promote stale traditions of men.
If you're one of them, leave
Go get WHAT
TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013
GOD HAS NO RELIGION
Hope you were sitting down. I
SHOULD HAVE warned you...
If you weren't, Martel proverb
"A liberated heart is worth
a sore butt".
God is Love.
Love is the OPPOSITE OF FEAR.
Jesus (Divine Love) CASTS
even so-called "Christian" religion is FEAR BASED.
That's why God
has NO RELIGION.
All religion, including ALL
Christian denominations, was INVENTED
NOT BY GOD.
Despite all the liars who
claim their denomination is "THE ONE TRUE religion founded by
founded NO RELIGION.
What they won't tell you is
they're TERRIFIED OF CHANGE, and EVEN
MORE TERRIFIED of anyone who's not EXACTLY "like" them.
Their hostility is based ON
those who do not think, talk or act as they.
Jesus didn't establish a
founded A CHURCH.
The word "church" ekklesia means a
group which INCLUDES A WIDE VARIETY of styles and elements.
Notice it says INCLUDES, NOT "excludes".
We get the English word
"eclectic" from it.
His Church is NOT a
His Church cannot be
contained in a man-made building, no matter how large.
His Church cannot be
confined to MAN-INVENTED rules and regulations.
His Church DOES NOT CONFORM
to what corrupt, mortal minds think should be "the norm".
It does not abide by sinful
men's traditions or their contrived dogmas.
It's comprised of people INDWELT
People who are FREE (2
People who DON'T LIVE
They're a very large group of LIBERATED
spirits who've broken off the shackles of religious idolatry.
God is MUCH TOO GREAT for
fabricated religion to control... and so is His Church.
There's TOO MUCH RELIGION in
this fallen world.
Thank God there's NO
RELIGION IN HEAVEN.
TO HELL WITH religion!
ALL WE NEED IS JESUS.
Where the Spirit of the Lord
is, there's ABSOLUTE FREEDOM.
Christ's Ekklesia IS eclectic.
It's comprised by people as
DIFFERENT as each sunset.
But they're ALL reflections
of the Most High God.
The world DOESN'T NEED
The world is SICK OF
What the world needs is
MONDAY, MAY 27, 2013
THE FIRST RESURRECTION
often argue that the Rapture happens AT THE END OF the
tribulation based on "the
FIRST resurrection" mentioned
in Revelation 20:4.
IS a resurrection of the dead that takes place at the Rapture,
they hypothesize that the "first resurrection" refers to the
Rapture of believers,
and that this "proves" it takes place at
the end of
the tribulation, when the Millennium starts.
true that there will be a resurrection of the "dead in Christ" at
the Rapture, they are then CAUGHT UP TOGETHER WITH
LIVING believers to meet Jesus IN THE AIR, NOT on the earth (1
Those who take part in the "first
NOT CAUGHT UP AT ALL, but remain HERE ON EARTH to
reign with Jesus (Revelation 20:4).
“first resurrection” CANNOT
Rapture, or the Resurrection of the “dead in Christ” that takes
place under it.
Post-tribbers ARE CONFUSED:
They confuse "Rapture" with
They are, in fact, TWO
The Greek word for what is commonly referred to as "the
Rapture" is harpazo which
means to SUDDENLY SEIZE, or SNATCH.
The word for
"resurrection" is anastasis which
literally means to STAND UP, to RISE, or TO STAND AGAIN.
At the Rapture, there is a resurrection of "the dead in Christ", but
there are also MILLIONS, if not BILLIONS, who ARE CAUGHT UP
(SNATCHED) ALIVE to meet Jesus in the air as
clearly expressed in 1 Thessalonians 4:16,17, also in 1
The "FIRST" resurrection described
in Revelation 20:4 is STRICTLY
that of TRIBULATION MARTYRS,
who come to faith in Jesus during the reign of Antichrist and are
killed for their faith, as clearly described in that verse.
NO ONE IS CAUGHT UP, DEAD OR
ALIVE, TO MEET JESUS IN THE AIR at
the so-called "FIRST" resurrection.
The "rest of the dead"
in Revelation 20:5 refers to the UNSAVED DEAD, who
are not raised until THE END OF the Millennium and – unless
they’ve turned to Christ by then – get tossed into the lake of
fire, or SECOND DEATH (Revelation
So the term "FIRST resurrection" refers, IN
CONTEXT, to the first resurrection OF
since it takes place AT THE
It is STRICTLY
FOR TRIBULATION MARTYRS, who
reign with Jesus 1,000 years.
Likewise, the "SECOND
resurrection" or "SECOND death" is the SECOND resurrection OF
it's strictly for the UNSAVED, and takes place AT
THE END of
the Millennium (Revelation 20:13-15).
The term "FIRST
POSSIBLY MEAN "the
first resurrection EVER",
since I can name, off the top of my head, AT
LEAST NINE resurrections that
have taken place PRIOR
TO that one:
1. The boy Elisha raised from the dead (2 Kings 4:32-36).
2. The man who rose when his corpse touched Elisha's bones (2
3. The widow's son at Naim (Luke 7:12-15).
4. The resurrection of the dead girl (Mark 7:39-42).
5. Lazarus (John 11:38-44).
6. Jesus (Matthew 28:6).
7. Many Old Testament saints that arose when Jesus rose
8. The resurrection of the "dead in
Christ" at the Rapture (1 Thessalonians 4:16).
9. The resurrection of the Two Witnesses during the
tribulation (Revelation 11:11, 12).
Therefore, to say that the term "First resurrection" which is
CLEARLY USED IN
REFERENCE TO THE MILLENNIUM,
is the same as the Resurrection of the "dead in Christ" at the
Rapture, or the same as the Rapture, simply
DOESN'T STAND UP TO BIBLICAL SCRUTINY.
It's NOT the
first "group resurrection" either, since it was preceded by the
MANY Old Testament saints when Jesus arose, as
stated in item #7 above.
To sum up:
believers, who are ALIVE when the Rapture happens, ARE TAKEN TO
HEAVEN ALIVE and BEFORE the
tribulation begins (Revelation 7:9).
who SURVIVE are Raptured
PRIOR TO the
end of the tribulation (Revelation 15:2).
saints who DIE
(martyrs) are not
raptured AT ALL, but RESURRECTED at THE START OF the Millennium ,
which IS the "first resurrection" (Revelation 20:4-5).
Unbelievers are raised at THE
END OF the
Millennium ("second resurrection") and are tossed into the lake
of fire OR SECOND DEATH (Revelation 20:15).
heaven, hell, or earth, that the "first resurrection" can be THE
SAME AS the Rapture.
SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2013
THE LAST DAY
If you've ever engaged in
discussion or debate with post-tribbers, as I have, one of their
favorite arguments is that Jesus
resurrecting believers on
"THE LAST DAY".
They quote the Gospel of
John, which repeatedly states:
And this is the will of him
who sent me: that I shall lose none of all that he has given me,
them up AT THE LAST DAY (John
For my Father's will is that
everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have
eternal life, and I
will raise him up AT THE LAST DAY."
"No one can come to me unless
the Father who sent me draws him, and I
will raise him up AT THE LAST DAY" (John
"Whoever eats my flesh and
drinks my blood has eternal life, and I
will raise him up AT THE LAST DAY"
Martha answered, "I know he will rise again in
the resurrection AT THE LAST DAY"
"There is a judge for the one
who rejects me and does not accept my words; that very word which
I spoke will
condemn him AT THE LAST DAY" (John
This, post-tribbers contend,
PROVES that believers remain on earth during the tribulation and that
the Rapture takes place AT THE LAST DAY, AFTER the tribulation
has ended. Hence, the Rapture CANNOT POSSIBLY BE pre-trib.
Notice what Jesus DIDN'T say: He
NEVER SAID "and
I will SNATCH believers who are ALIVE to
meet me IN THE AIR, on the last day".
In EVERY ONE of the above
passages Jesus spoke ONLY of RAISING PEOPLE UP, as in RESURRECTING
them unto CONDEMNATION.
NOT ONCE does
He mention CATCHING THEM AWAY to meet Him in the air (1
Thessalonians 4:16, 17). And I challenge ANY post-tribber TO
PRODUCE ONE verse
of Scripture that says THE SNATCHING, CATCHING AWAY or Greek "harpazo"
(a/k/a The Rapture) takes place on the "last day".
So, even IF (huge "IF") Jesus
had meant the LITERAL, last 24-hour day, this
couldn't possibly refer to the Rapture of Christians.
The obvious question is "WHAT,
then, did Jesus mean when He spoke about "the last day".
Had He meant the
last 24-hour day,
I have bad, bad news for post-tribbers: The
ONLY ONES who get raised on the last 24-hour day according
to Revelation 20:14,15 are
THE DAMNED, who get tossed into the lake of fire along with
So, they sure as hell better
pray Jesus didn't mean the
last, LITERAL 24-hour day.
In Psalm 90:4 Moses tell us
that, from God's perspective, "A
THOUSAND YEARS in
your sight are
LIKE A DAY that
has just gone by".
And, again, 2 Peter 3:8 states
the Lord IS
AS A THOUSAND YEARS,
and a thousand years as one day".
The term "last day" refers
to the prophetic "Day of the Lord" or Millennium, which is both,
succeeded and preceded by 7-YEAR PERIODS.
7 years are
the time for the Great White Throne judgment of
20:7-15; Ezekiel 39:9).
7 years -- which
we are in right now --
cover the birth pangs, the Rapture, the tribulation and the
So, when Jesus says "No one
can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him, and
I will raise him up at the LAST DAY" (John
6:44) He meant SOMETIME
DURING the prophetic Day of the Lord, which is a period of OVER
1,000 years (approximately 1,014 years) that
begins with the birth pangs and ends with the White Throne
Judgment when death itself, hell itself, and the unsaved are all
cast into the lake of fire (Revelation 20:15), whereupon there's
a new heaven and a new earth (Revelation 21:1).
Indeed, there are SEVERAL RESURRECTIONS during that period,
1. The "dead in Christ" at
the Rapture (1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17).
2. The Two Witnesses
(Revelation 11:11, 12).
3. The tribulation martyrs
4. The unsaved dead
It was THIS
time span that
John referred to again in the Book of Revelation 1:10 when he
states he was "in the Spirit ON
THE DAY OF THE LORD",
whereupon he was shown, "things that are" and "things
which shall be"
Those "things" he was shown,
as taking place during the Day of the Lord or "last day", included
the Rapture (Revelation
6:12, 7:9), the
reign of Antichrist (chapters
Second Coming or
our Lord (chapter 19), all
the way ‘til the end of the Millennium,
the White Throne Judgment, the new heaven and earth, and
the New Jerusalem (chapters
“Day of the Lord”, or "last day", is a LONG period of time which
encompasses ALL OF THE ABOVE.
Rapture DOES take place near the START OF the
"Day of the Lord" or "Last Day", BEFORE
the tribulation judgments are poured out, as
UNDISPUTEDLY described in Revelation 7:9 and 8:2.
One of the reasons it's called
"the last day" is because, once
this period ends, time as we know it, WILL BE NO MORE.
When the Day of the Lord ends,
everyone and everything steps into the realm of ETERNITY which,
ultimately, is the
only REALITY, the ONLY TRUTH, there is.
The concept of the "last day"
or Day of the Lord, and
that there would be one or more resurrections during that period,
was familiar to Jews in Jesus' time, since it's mentioned often
in the Old Testament (Isaiah
2:6-22; 11:6-10; 19:16-25; 26:1-21; 58:13; Jeremiah 46:10;
Ezekiel chapters 47-48; Haggai 2:23; Amos 5:18; Zephaniah 1:4;
2:2; Zechariah 12:8; 14:7, 20-21).
What they didn't know were
the FINER POINTS of that Day, since those are given to us in the
SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2013
TALE OF TWO SINNERS
In Luke 19:9-14, Jesus told
the parable of TWO SINNERS, the
Pharisee and the publican.
Pharisees were part of the religious hierarchy of the day.
They were educated, well dressed, had sound theology, and were
generally held in high esteem.
Publicans, on the other
very common individuals, considered traitors, and dishonest, since
they collected taxes for the Roman Empire, and often overtaxed
their own countrymen in order to maximize profits. They
were generally regarded as scum.
One thing I love about Jesus is that He
often sat, ate, and hung out with publicans, but
continually butted heads with self-righteous Pharisees.
spoke against publicans (sinners),
yet He REPEATEDLY railed
against holier-than-thou Pharisees, calling them hypocrites, to
their face, as well as "vipers", and "blind guides".
For good measure, He
added that publicans and whores would enter God's Kingdom AHEAD
OF them [Matthew
There's NOTHING new
under the sun.
In the aforementioned parable, the publican
humbled himself, ACKNOWLEDGED he was A NO-GOOD, WORTHLESS SINNER, asked
for God's mercy, and went home justified.
But the self-righteous Pharisee
Thank God I'M NOT like this sinful drug
Thank God I'M NOT like this sinful homosexual,
Thank God I'M NOT like this sinful prostitute,
Thank God I'M NOT like this sinful thief,
Thank God I
always use "proper" language, UNLIKE this profane sinner,
Thank God I'M NOT LIKE this sinful idolater,
Thank God I'M NOT like this sinful adulterer,
Thank God I
keep the 10 Commandments
Thank God I
Thank God I
do good works.
Thank God I
observe the weekly the Sabbath.
Thank God I
observe the Torah.
Thank God I'M NOT like
Was NOT in
right standing with God.
Despite his religion and his pretentious sense of
SELF-righteousness, the Pharisee WAS LOST AND HEADED FOR HELL.
Fast forward 2,000 years: We
still have "publicans" and, unfortunately, plenty of Pharisees.
We are ALL sinners.
There are only TWO
Those who acknowledge their sin, humble
themselves, ask Jesus into their hearts, TRUST WHAT HE DID FOR US
AT CALVARY, and ARE FORGIVEN and SAVED.
And those who THINK they
can attain THEIR
OWN righteousness, by "doing
this" and "NOT
DOING that", who
TRUST WHAT THEY DO, NOT
WHAT HE DID, who
have fallen from Grace, will perish in their sins and GO STRAIGHT
TO HELL (Galatians 5:4,5).
THE TWO CATEGORIES ARE
YOU IN ?
FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2013
FEAR OF 666
It happens too often: an email
comes in from a
terrified Christian who thinks he or she has been given "the mark
of the beast".
And what, in heaven's name, caused them to THINK that?
You name it: They were given a
phone number or license plate with
the feared 666, or they got an
account number somewhere that contained 666,
or they entered a chat room, and the message number contained
666, or they bought something and the total came to $66.65, or
they went to the doctor for a blood test and the doctor's phone
number contains the digits 666... or something or other
pertaining to Obamacare contains 666, or their zip code contains
"666", the list goes on and on.
I can understand
superstitious unbelievers getting all riled up. I can understand
NEW Christians being concerned, but
people who claim to have followed Jesus FOR YEARS AND YEARS???
Give me a break!!!
How can some Christians be SO
Doesn't ANYONE read
the Bible anymore?
The mark of the beast is mentioned in
Revelation 13:16-18, 14:9-11 :
1. Nowhere does
it say it is given to people WITHOUT THEIR EXPRESS KNOWLEDGE AND
the contrary, Revelation 14:9-11 and 20:4 are clear that people will
DELIBERATELY CHOOSE to receive or reject the mark.
2. Nowhere are we told that the mark is a license plate, a
phone number, an account number, a purchase price, an address, a
zip code, or anything remotely similar.
3. Nowhere are we
told it will be a "microchip implant". I know that's a popular
theory. It may serve as amusing religious "entertainment" on
YouTube, but there's NOTHING in Scripture to support that
microchip technology being used worldwide.
Keeping in mind
that such system isn't even in place, that the tribulation only
lasts 3½ years and that God only knows what technology will be
available, if any, after the devastation and chaos brought by the
trumpet judgments, it's not even REALISTIC to think that such
microchip system can be implemented worldwide as a means of
buying and selling.
Also, the Greek word used is epi meaning
"on" NOT "in".
4. We are explicitly told in Revelation
13:16 that it will be a
mark on the right hand or forehead. The
Greek word is charagma meaning
a scratch or etching.
are we told that the mark will consist of "666" in Arabic
numbers, although it might. What
the original Greek says is that the mark will be the Antichrist's
number, and that it is THE NUMBER OF MAN (6) three times,
symbolizing the times this spirit of Antichrist has incarnated.
itself IS GIVEN IN GREEK, SINCE THE ANTICHRIST HIMSELF IS GREEK and
it looks like this: χξς
Since Greek letters have NUMERICAL VALUE, those
symbols represent 666 in our numeric system.
6. Last but not least, HOW
ON EARTH could you have been given the mark of the beast, WHEN
THE BEAST ISN'T EVEN AROUND...
Let me give everyone some practical advice:
long as the
Church is still on earth, the tribulation HASN'T begun and the
Antichrist HASN'T appeared,
I wouldn't worry about ANYTHING that contains three sixes or
If you're still on earth, when the Church is gone,
the world we know today no longer exists and is DEVASTATED, and
an ancient Greek military hero rises from the dead, and takes
control of the world - THEN
DON'T TAKE ANYTHING that
contains "666" at THAT point.
Until then, let's
set aside all the delusion and paranoia and TRUST JESUS.
If you BELONG TO Christ, you have nothing to worry about.
Antichrist CANNOT give you his mark WITHOUT YOUR KNOWLEDGE.
Antichrist CANNOT give you his mark AGAINST YOUR WILL.
THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2013
WHERE’S THE SCRIPTURE?
then shall that Wicked One be revealed, whom the Lord shall
consume with the breath of his mouth, and shall destroy with the
brightness of his coming:
“Even him, whose coming is
after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying
And WITH ALL DECEPTION OF
THEM THAT PERISH; because THEY RECEIVED NOT THE LOVE OF THE
TRUTH, THAT THEY MIGHT BE SAVED.
And for this cause God shall
STRONG DELUSION, THAT THEY SHOULD BELIEVE A LIE:
THAT THEY ALL MIGHT BE
CONDEMNED WHO BELIEVED NOT THE TRUTH, BUT HAD PLEASURE IN
(2 Thessalonians 2:9-12).
It’s happened to all of us
at one time or another: we want to quote a verse from the Bible
which addresses a certain situation, and can’t seem to find it,
or remember where we read it.
That, however, can be easily
remedied by consulting a good Concordance.
However, I want to address the
ever-growing trend to MAKE STATEMENTS – AS ABSOLUTE FACT – about
God, Jesus, the Bible, Salvation or Bible prophecy WITHOUT ANY
scriptural foundation whatsoever, and based SOLELY AND ENTIRELY
on one’s personal opinion.
This is something I get
CONSTANTLY, every single day, in emails, as well as YouTube
Many in this wicked and
adulterous generation seem
to THINK that THEIR PERSONAL OPINION determines what is or isn’t
Never mind that their
“OPINIONS” OFTEN flat-out CONTRADICT GOD'S
OPINION and WHAT HE SAYS ABOUT IT.
If you THINK that God gives
a hoot about your opinion…
If you THINK
that you can BE SAVED based on
YOUR PREFERENCES instead
If you THINK
you can MAKE the Antichrist be YOUR CANDIDATE OF CHOICE BASED ON
If you THINK
you DETERMINE who goes in the Rapture and who doesn’t.
If you THINK
your FLAWED OPINION will make God accommodate HIS HOLY WORD to
That’s DELUSION of the highest
Those who do are
playing A VERY DANGEROUS GAME.
THINK they can impose THEIR WILL on others and ON GOD HIMSELF, those
who think THEIR OPINION, THEIR PERSONAL PREFERENCE, THEIR
WILL – will OVERRIDE GOD’S…
find themselves one of these days in the fires of hell.
Don’t mess with God’s Word.
Don't twist. Don’t add, don’t subtract.
It’s ONE THING to say “this
is my opinion, but I don’t know”.
It’s ANOTHER to STATE AS FACT something
that contradicts God, thus SHOVING Him and HIS WORD ASIDE, and
God’s Word is FOREVER SETTLED IN
HEAVEN (Psalm 119:39).
Yours and mine is
When some KNOW-IT-ALL comes
to you, trying to impose HIS OPINION… WITHOUT ANY biblical
Stand your ground and ask: Really?
Where’s the Scripture?
WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2013
144,000 & DANIEL 11
The parallels between the
Books of Daniel and Revelation are awesome, many, and I keep
finding news ones:
Just like Revelation has a
couple of “forgotten chapters” (8 and 9) THAT NO ONE talks about,
Daniel’s chapters 10 and 11 are ALMOST ENTIRELY IGNORED by the
prophecy establishment and by Christians in general.
Since the Book of Revelation
IS THE “UNSEALING”, BY JESUS HIMSELF, OF the Book of Daniel,
these two Books complement each other beautifully.
If you want BETTER
UNDERSTANDING OF REVELATION, YOU
MUST study ALL of Daniel.
If you want BETTER
UNDERSTANDING OF DANIEL, YOU
MUST study ALL of Revelation.
And by “study”, I DON’T MEAN
a “quick read”, although even that is better than nothing:
I MEAN DIGGING DEEP INTO
THEM, reading them slowly, carefully, in the Spirit, paying
attention to DETAILS (what we’re told and what we’re NOT told),
allowing the contents to REALLY SINK INTO your spirit, meditating
on them often, and LISTENING to the Spirit’s “commentary” about
Instead of running to the
nearest “Christian” business (bookstore) for
some worthless COMMENTARY written by some FALLIBLE MORTAL, why
NOT pay attention to THE BEST, INFALLIBLE COMMENTARY ABOUT THE
WORD OF GOD THERE IS?
Why not COMMUNE WITH, LISTEN
TO, and PAY ATTENTION TO the Holy Spirit, the
VERY GOD who inspired the written Word?
Revelation 7:1-8 tells us
are SEALED on their foreheads (with the Spirit of God and Mind of
Revelation 14:1-5 further
describes these Messianic Israelites, who they are, how they
live, and how deeply they are committed to serving Jesus.
It also talks about A
SPECIAL RAPTURE, JUST FOR THEM, which takes place when their
mission is accomplished, while Antichrist is still reigning.
There has been much debate in
prophetic circles about WHAT
THEIR PURPOSE DURING
THE TRIBULATION MAY BE.
Since the Book of Revelation
DOESN’T tell us, where do we get the answer?
You guessed it: IN THE BOOK
“And such AS DO WICKEDLY
AGAINST THE COVENANT (in context, natural Israelites) shall he
(Antichrist) corrupt by flattery: BUT THE
PEOPLE THAT DO KNOW THEIR GOD SHALL BE STRONG, AND
THAT UNDERSTAND AMONG THE PEOPLE SHALL INSTRUCT MANY:
yet they (natural Israelites) shall fall by the sword, and by
flame, by captivity, and by plunder, many days (Daniel 11:32-33).
ONLY ONES who will KNOW THE LORD and have understanding of the
end times when the tribulation starts
are the Two Witnesses and the 144,000 Israelites, we may safely
conclude that THIS IS TALKING ABOUT THEM.
Antichrist, as Jesus Himself
told us, will try to deceive, if possible, EVEN THE VERY Chosen
Israelites (Matthew 24:24).
His false prophet (the risen
Judas) will not only perform signs and wonders, but is himself
Jewish and a former disciple, follower, and BETRAYER of Jesus.
We can only imagine the sort
of trash and DECEPTION that will come out of his foul mouth.
It’s obvious from these
verses that SOME natural Israelites will be deceived and FORSAKE
the Holy, eternal Covenant that God made with Abraham and that
Jesus CONFIRMED (Psalm 105:8-10; Galatians 3:17).
It will be the role of the Two
Witnesses and the 144,000 Messianic Israelites to INSTRUCT many
of their peers and share the KNOWLEDGE OF Messiah with them.
The tribulation will be a
harrowing time for the whole world, but particularly for Israel.
Not only will there be
supernatural and catastrophic events, not only will there be
severe persecution, BUT GREAT DECEPTION as well.
TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2013
Evangelical missionaries are
the unsung heroes in today's church.
While slick televangelists get
all the "glory", adulation, AND MONEY, these men and women of God
risk life and limb, endure hardship, and make untold sacrifices daily to
spread the Gospel of His Grace.
They must receive special
training, then pack up and leave
behind home, family, friends, comforts, and relocate to some
remote area of the planet, often under dire and difficult living
They must become familiar
with the local language and culture, so they can communicate The
Message effectively and, in most cases, live under constant
threat of being incarcerated, tortured, and even murdered for
They LITERALLY "lay down their
lives" for Jesus' sake, AND FOR THE BRETHREN.
Our Lord said there's NO
GREATER LOVE than this (John 15:13).
Missionaries are the closest
thing we have to apostles in today's Church.
And yet their courage and
UNSELFISH efforts often go unnoticed.
It takes the
REAL call of God on a person's life to
commit in such a way to this noble, unrewarded (at least in
material ways), and often DANGEROUS mission.
While slick televangelists and
MOST Western Christians bask in self-serving BUSINESS pursuits
and are content to preach to the choir, like the original
apostles, missionaries are SENT by God "into ALL THE WORLD" to
preach His Gospel.
They don't live in mansions,
don't drive Rolls Royces, don't fly private jets, don't wear
Rolexes, don't own huge buildings, and seldom,
if ever, are seen or heard on “Christian” media.
They enjoy few, if any, of
the comforts the modern church has become accustomed to.
They aren't "Christian
celebrities". Most of them are unknown to the world, and even to
If you know one or more of
these HEROES OF THE FAITH, please take a moment to give them a
loving word of encouragement, cover them and their families daily
with the Blood of Jesus, tell
them HOW MUCH their ministry is appreciated, and if you possibly
can, SUPPORT them, BOTH FINANCIALLY AND WITH YOUR PRAYERS.
Missionaries of the true
Gospel of Jesus Christ, we LOVE AND HONOR you, and thank God for
your selfless service.
Your ETERNAL REWARD is Jesus
Himself, both in this life, and the next.
MONDAY, MAY 20, 2013
WHEN GOD SAYS “ENOUGH!”
Hardly a day goes by that
someone doesn’t send us some
conspiracy theory about some group (Islam,
Masons, Bilderbergers, Rockefellers, Illuminati, Opus Dei,
Trilateral Commission, Council of Foreign Relations, Skull and
Bones, Bohemian Grove, FEMA) plotting
to take over the world.
DON’T READ FICTION,
nor have time to read what OTHER PEOPLE THINK I SHOULD BE
READING, those theories are promptly ignored.
How do I know it’s FICTION?
NOT FOUND IN THE BIBLE.
Approximately ONE-THIRD OF
THE BIBLE is prophecy.
While some books in the Bible
I can’t think of
a single Book in the Bible that DOES NOT CONTAIN SOME AMOUNT
Funny thing is, IN
ALL THAT PROPHECY there isn’t ONE mention of
ANY “secret society” taking over the world.
Such message, therefore, is
There isn’t ONE verse in
Scripture that says Antichrist rises to power through some
His will be energized and
possessed by Satan., and his rise to power will be allowed by
how God knows about it in advance and told us about it in
Thessalonians 2:9; Revelation 17:8).
So, either you conspiracy
theorists KNOW MORE THAN GOD about the end times, or you’re
missing the point, BADLY.
I DO NOT DOUBT FOR A MOMENT
that there are certain “groups” – that secretly or not so
secretly – are pulling strings and manipulating our lives to some
I do not doubt for a moment
that certain clubs, religious organizations, and religions would
LOVE to take over the world, or that they actively seek such
Where all conspiracy theorists
MISS IT is they
FAIL TO FACTOR GOD INTO THE EQUATION.
They talk and THINK as though
our Heavenly Father is OBLIVIOUS to what goes on in this earthly
realm, and as
though He has given free rein to power hungry organizations to do
As though the
God who numbers the very HAIRS on our heads, and sees EVERY
SPARROW FALL, does not care what happens on His earth (Psalm
24:1; Matthew 10:29-30).
They think and talk as
though such societies are omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent.
I don’t care how influential
they may be, or how much they’ve infiltrated the halls of power, THEY
ARE NOT God, they are not everywhere, don’t know everything, and
DON’T HAVE ALL THE POWER.
They can plot ALL
They can come up with ALL
THE CLEVER SCHEMES their corrupt minds can conceive.
Hollywood can keep filling
living rooms and movie theaters with its amoral, Anti-God
will give ALL FOOLS just enough rope to hang themselves.
He did with Sodom and
He did with the generation
of Noah’s flood.
And He will do likewise with
IT’S NO COINCIDENCE that
Jesus compared the end of the age PRECISELY TO the days of Noah
and days of Lot (Luke 17:26-28).
But make no mistake: there
will come a point in “time”, WHEN
GOD WILL SAY “ENOUGH!”
When He will say, “I’ve HAD
IT, and I’m putting AND END TO this terrestrial fiasco”.
It’s at that point that
Jesus will appear, every eye will see Him: those who love Him,
and those who hate Him (Revelation 1:7).
It’s at that point that God
will show all conspirators WHO'S REALLY IN CONTROL.
SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2013
ONE DAY AT A TIME
saying, WHAT SHALL
WE EAT? OR,
WE DRINK? OR,
WE BE CLOTHED?
For the Gentiles do seek after all these things: but your
heavenly Father KNOWS THAT YOU HAVE NEED OF ALL THESE THINGS.
FIRST the Kingdom of God, and
His Righteousness (WITHIN YOU) and ALL THESE THINGS SHALL
BE ADDED UNTO YOU.
NO THOUGHT FOR TOMORROW:
for tomorrow shall take thought of the things for itself. SUFFICIENT
UNTO THE DAY IS THE EVIL THEREOF"
is the acceptable time. TODAY IS THE DAY of Salvation"
(2 Corinthians 6:2).
Much, if not ALL, of
the fear and anxiety we experience comes
from PROJECTING TO THE "FUTURE".
In this time-bound
TEMPORARY world, where EVERYTHING has "a season" and "a time"
(Ecclesiastes 3:1) it's
normal for us to THINK in terms of "past", present and "future".
However, the "past" and the "future" are
In reality, THERE'S
NO SUCH THING.
The ONLY Truth there is
as in ETERNAL PRESENT, as in God.
The first being to "project"
into the ‘future" was Satan.
And he did it OUT
He would NOT trust God IN THE
PRESENT, in THE TRUTH, so he FABRICATED THE LIE we call "future" (Isaiah
THAT was THE
Satan's been LYING ever since (John 8:44).
He lies to
others CONSTANTLY, and even
LIES TO HIMSELF.
LIES are temporary. Truth is ETERNAL.
Sooner or later, LIES
COME TO AN END, and ETERNAL TRUTH swallows up ALL TEMPORARY LIES (1
Corinthians 15:55; Revelation 21:1-4).
Jesus gave us two
commandments: to LOVE God with all our hearts, souls and minds,
and to LOVE our neighbor as our selves.
love someone "yesterday"
LOVE is ONLY possible IN THE
PRESENT (in God Himself).
LOVE (God, Jesus) CAN ONLY BE
EXPERIENCED IN THE PRESENT (1
cannot GET SAVED "yesterday" or "tomorrow", for
Salvation requires FAITH (trust).
Faith is ONLY POSSIBLE IN
"NOW faith IS the
substance of things hoped for"... (Hebrews 11:1).
CANNOT get saved "yesterday" or "tomorrow".
TODAY is THE DAY of Salvation
(of Jesus).NOW is
the accepted time (2
If you "postpone" your DECISION TO
INVITE JESUS INTO YOUR HEART and to RECEIVE Him as God, Savior
and Lord UNTIL
"tomorrow", or "next week", or "next month", or
"next year", or
to "ONE OF THESE DAYS", YOU WILL NEVER GET SAVED.
That means, conversely, THAT
YOU WON'T BE SAVED... EVER.
When you "postpone" to the "future", you're
stepping into Satan's territory.
When you do, the
devil has you WHERE HE WANTS YOU.
And he'll beat the crap
out of you, until you REALIZE and AWAKEN from his lies TO THE
TRUTH WHICH IS ALWAYS "PRESENT".
Jesus' Day IS TODAY. Jesus'
"TIME" IS NOW.
If you REALLY WANT JESUS
(Salvation), DON'T WAIT UNTIL "tomorrow".
GIVE YOUR HEART TO HIM NOW,
SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2013
GET OFF YOUR HIGH HORSE
ALL LEGALISTS perceive
themselves as BETTER,
HOLIER and WORTHIER of Salvation than the rest of us.
They BASE such belief ON THEIR
The Truth of the matter is
SIN JUST AS MUCH, OR MORE, than the rest of mortals.
The Truth is they’re
NOT BETTER, HOLIER OR “WORTHIER” of ANYTHING EXCEPT DAMNATION.
Legalists are those who INSIST
that keeping the Law, or portions thereof, like the 10
Commandments, the Sabbath, circumcision, and dietary laws
prescribed in the Torah, or SOME COMBINATION THEREOF, is
ESSENTIAL to Salvation.
Despite the testimony of
NOT BELIEVE OR TRUST that Jesus’ Death, Resurrection and
Ascension ARE ETERNALLY SUFFICIENT TO
SAVE US AND PUT US FOREVER IN
RIGHT STANDING WITH GOD (Acts 4:12; Hebrews 9:12; 10:14).
Hence, legalists DO
NOT BELIEVE IN GRACE,
LEGALISTS ARE LOST.
Legalists such as Jehovah’s
Witnesses, Church of God, Church of Christ, Mormons, Seventh Day
Adventists and (unfortunately) SOME branches of Messianic
Judaism, BELIEVE THAT WHAT
THEY DO EXTERNALLY CONTRIBUTES
TO THEIR SALVATION.
They often accuse REAL
Christians of “sloppy agape” and “greasy Grace”.
Meanwhile, they PAY LITTLE OR
NO ATTENTION to what takes place INTERNALLY, in
They have NO
SPIRITUAL RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD WHO IS SPIRIT, yet
THINK they can IMPRESS God (Eternal Spirit) with WHAT THEY DO PHYSICALLY IN
THIS TEMPORARY REALM.
Legalists PRETEND to be
Christians, but what
they really are is practicers of A LEGAL CODE.
They’re just as saved AS MOST
passed the bar exam but wouldn’t know Christ is He appeared in
glory and spit in their blind eyes.
They CLAIM to
know the Christ of the NEW Testament, but live under the OLD,
ABOLISHED, Old Testament WHEN
CHRIST WAS NOT KNOWN (Jeremiah
They claim to “believe in
THINK AND ACT as though Jesus’ Death, Blood, and Resurrection HAD
MADE NO DIFFERENCE WHATSOEVER.
They are hell-bent on PROCURING
THEIR OWN, FAKE “righteousness”, which
FILTHY RAGS in God’s nostrils (Isaiah
64:6) when the
ONLY RIGHTEOUSNESS IN THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE if that of God Himself.
They INSIST on living under
the law and IMPOSING law-keeping on others WHEN
THEY THEMSELVES HAVE NEVER KEPT THE LAW.
Jesus said that ONLY
KNOWING Him (the
Son) is what SETS US FREE (John 8:36).
But legalists prefer BONDAGE to
the Law WHICH WAS GIVEN TO A BUNCH OF SLAVES,
ONLY PRODUCED SLAVES.
Legalists have never heeded
Paul’s maxim that “The
letter KILLS, the Spirit GIVES LIFE” (2
After Israelites had lived
under the Law FOR
their own King David said THERE WERE
NONE RIGHTEOUS, NOT EVEN ONE!!! (Psalm
After Israelites had lived
under the Law 1,500
Jesus said that NONE
OF THEM HAD KEPT THE LAW! (John
PRETEND to be “holier”
and “cleaner” than the rest of us.
But they are AS
SINFUL AND DIRTY AS CAN BE,
SINCE THEY HAVE UNREGENERATE
Like first century Pharisees,
CLEAN ON THE OUTSIDE,
are full of decay and UNCLEANNESS,
just as Jesus said (Matthew 23:27).
In fact, that’s
PRECISELY what legalists ARE: MODERN DAY PHARISEES,
clouds without water, trees without roots, TWICE DEAD AND PLUCKED
UP BY THE ROOTS (Jude 1:12).
They ACT “righteous” ON
but are “full of INIQUITY” AND FILTH ON
base their “righteousness” on are FINITE,
FILTHY, IMPERFECT WORKS (Galatians
WORKS that will be CONSUMED, DESTROYED AND
FORGOTTEN (2 Peter 3:10; Revelation 21:4).
NEVER RECEIVED JESUS INTO THEIR HEARTS or KNOWN HIM PERSONALLY (John
1:12; 1 John 5:12).
They’ve NEVER experienced His
Presence or His Holy Spirit ON THE INSIDE (Romans
They wouldn’t KNOW
PERFECTION (God’s Holy Spirit) if He SMACKED THEIR UGLY, TWISTED,
They can accuse REAL
Christians of “greasy Grace” all they want, BUT
GOD’S GRACE IS THE ONLY THING THAT SAVES US (Ephesians
They can accuse REAL
Christians of “sloppy agape” ALL THEY WANT, BUT
AGAPE (love) IS THE ONLY FULFILLMENT OF THE LAW THERE IS (Romans
WORKS ARE NOT, AND HAVE NEVER
BEEN, THE FULFILLMENT OF THE LAW which
THEY CLAIM TO
ALL LEGALISTS ARE
HEADED FOR HELL.
God (Jesus) IS LOVE (1
Isaiah 12:2: JESUS, the
embodiment of God’s LOVE AND GOD’S GRACE, IS THE
FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2013
The doctrine of so-called
British Israelism has been around for a long time. It was
INVENTED in the 17th century by British heretics, and popularized
in the 50's thru 80's by that infamous false prophet named
Herbert W. Armstrong, who is now in the flames of hell.
Armstrong founded the
so-called Worldwide Church of God (WCG). Mercifully, after
Armstrong's death, God's Truth and Grace got through to the
leaders of that FORMER cult and they now teach salvation through
Grace ALONE, and changed their name to Grace Communion
I've been dealing with it,
debating the misguided fanatics who follow this lunacy, and
DENOUNCING IT, for a LONG time.
British Israelism is one of
the many MYTHS that come to us under the guise of "biblical
They have religious
infomercials on TV which CLAIM to teach "Bible prophecy".
Again I ask, HOW can
something BE "Bible
prophecy" WHEN IT'S
NOT FOUND IN the
There are many denominations
that promote Armstrong's lies to UNSUSPECTING Christians, like
the so-called "United Church of God" (UCG), the so-called
"Restored Church of God" (RCG) or the so-called Philadelphia
Church of God (PCG), as well as their FALSE PROPHETS like Gerald
Flurry and David Pack.
Never ceases to amaze me how
some Evangelicals run into a YouTube video produced by these
liars, or some website or blog that promotes their false
doctrine, and thinks he or she has had this "epiphany" when,
in fact, they're watching or reading FALSE doctrine, NOT
SUPPORTED BY the Bible, from A CULT.
The false doctrine of British
Israelism basically states that ONLY
English speaking people are
the TRUE Israelites mentioned in the Bible and that Queen
Elizabeth II, or whichever monarch occupies the British throne,
is a direct descendant of King David.
There is NOTHING in
the ENTIRE Bible that supports, let alone PROVES, such nonsense.
Likewise, there is NOTHING in
credible, reputable, DOCUMENTED secular history that supports,
let alone PROVES, such nonsense.
NO ONE denies that 10 of the
12 tribes, became dispersed in 721 B.C. when the Assyrians
conquered the Kingdom of Israel and took them captive, leaving
only the Kingdom of Judah in the South.
Where exactly those 10
tribes are today is KNOWN ONLY to God.
In chapters 36-40 of the Book
of Ezekiel God
promises to bring them back into the Land of Israel during the
So, the world has lost track
of them, God
Consequently, to claim they
are EXCLUSIVELY the English speaking people of the world, to
claim EXCLUSIVE Anglo-Saxon israelism, LACKS ANY BIBLICAL
OR HISTORICAL BASIS.
Cases in point: in recent
years there have been Israelites from places like Ethiopia and
India coming back into Israel because they have a long-standing
tradition of being descendants of one of the 10 "lost" tribes.
In Spain and Portugal there
are millions of
people who descend from one or more of the so-called "10 lost
It's HISTORIC FACT that many
displaced Israelites relocated to, and flourished, in Spain and
Portugal, at least until the Spanish Inquisition in 1478, and
until they were kicked out of Spain in 1492.
They are called the
There are also many people
with Israelite roots in Eastern Europe: Russia, Ukraine, Poland,
Romania, etc. They are called the
So, this theory is FALSE,
BASELESS and UNSCRIPTURAL.
Although the 10 northern
tribes became dispersed the
TWO southern tribes of Israel -- namely Benjamin and Judah --
WERE MOST DEFINITELY NOT.
The TWO tribes in the Kingdom
of Judah were taken into exile by the Babylonians in 586 B.C.,
RETURNED TO ISRAEL 70 years later as both the Bible and secular
history confirm (Jeremiah
29:10; Daniel 9:2; Nehemiah chapters 1,2).
They are just as Israelite as
the other 10 tribes.
And they, together with some Levites, comprise most of the
population of the modern State of Israel, WITHOUT THE SLIGHTEST
PROMISED that He would always leave ONE TRIBE, Judah, intact "for
David's sake" (1
Kings 11:13, 32; 2 Kings 8:19).
Of course, you'll NEVER HEAR
ANY OF THAT from any Armstrongnist, because it
very FLAWED and elitist theory.
British Israelism is A CULT.
lead ANYONE to Christ.
They teach THE LIE that Jesus' Blood and the Grace of God AREN'T
ENOUGH. That WORKS,
such as Sabbath keeping and 10 Commandment keeping are
NECESSARY for Salvation.
Their doctrine leads people
STRAIGHT TO HELL. That's
why it's thoroughly denounced by THIS ministry and on THIS
Jesus PAID IN FULL the price
to SAVE US, down the last sin any of us will ever commit (Matthew
5:17-18; John 19:30;).
Armstrong didn’t die for
you, didn’t shed his blood for you, didn’t rise from the dead and
didn’t ascend to heaven, but DESCENDED INTO HELL.
Jesus IS THE TRUTH (John
14:6). Armstrong was A LIAR (Romans 3:4).
You can TRUST Jesus, or you
can trust Armstrong, but
you CAN’T TRUST BOTH.
THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2013
NO GUILT HERE
We received a whole bunch of
emails in response to Monday’s message entitled “Going Down the
Tube” by Christians WHO NOW FEEL GUILTY because they saw the
videos about atheism and SAID NOTHING.
FAR BE IT FROM ME to put GUILT
in anyone’s heart when
Jesus has REMOVED ALL SIN and, consequently, ALL GUILT, from
those who’ve placed their trust in Him.
My purpose in posting that
message WAS NOT to make anyone “feel guilty”, but rather, TO MAKE
SOME OF YOU TAKE AN INTROSPECTIVE AND REALISTIC LOOK AT YOUR
do with it.
If you’ve given your heart to
ARE SAVED NOW AND FOREVER.
It has to do with how we
REPRESENT Christ and HOW
EFFECTIVE we are at bringing others to Him.
After all, His command JUST
PRIOR TO ASCENDING TO HEAVEN, was that we “GO INTO
ALL THE WORLD” AND PREACH
HIS GOSPEL (Mark
Please note that He
SPECIFICALLY SAID “GO
The CHURCH DOESN’T NEED the Gospel. The WORLD DOES.
Those who ARE
saved don't need
to hear that
Jesus died and paid for EVERY SINGLE ONE OF OUR SINS (past,
present and future), that ALL our sins are already FORGIVEN AND
FORGOTTEN, that God’s NOT angry at you, and THAT JESUS RECEIVES
YOU WITH OPEN ARMS if you come to Him NOW, JUST AS YOU ARE: with
all your filth, guilt, shame, reproach, and “past”.
It’s THOSE WHO
AREN’T SAVED THAT
NEED TO HEAR IT, dummies!
Believers don’t need to hear
that Jesus offers THE GIFT OF SALVATION FREELY to ANYONE who will
receive Him into his or her heart FOR
THE MILLIONTH TIME,
WHEN THERE ARE BILLIONS
OF UNBELIEVERS WHO’VE NEVER HEARD IT (John
The Church needs to GROW and
be edified in the Salvation THEY ALREADY HAVE.
The world HAS
NO SALVATION, UNLESS they
turn to Christ.
Which part of THAT don’t you
That’s why I chuckle when I
hear all these religious clowns talk about “taking America back”.
BACK TO WHAT?
To your stale, sterile,
putrid, man-invented RELIGIOUS
you think we “lost” America IN THE FIRST PLACE?
AIN’T BUYING YOUR BOGUS ACT,
and your phony religious baloney!
see right through you.
YOU WON’T MAKE A STAND FOR JESUS OR FOR WHAT YOU CLAIM TO
BECAUSE THEY KNOW THAT
YOU SAY ONE THING, BUT DO ANOTHER.
Because you bask in
self-righteousness and FROWN on people who use words like "hell",
"sh*t", "damn" and "@ss"...ALL
OF WHICH ARE USED BY GOD HIMSELF IN THE BIBLE,
then turn around AND PAY
watch a stupid movie that uses the "F" word 80 times and the Name
of Jesus as a derogatory exclamation 50 times, and
THINK NOTHING OF IT!!!
Because you picket abortion
clinics and gay funerals, INSTEAD OF TELLING abortionists and
gays that Jesus LOVES THEM, FORGIVES THEM, and HOW THEY CAN BE
You SAY you want to “take
America back” (presumably THE WHOLE COUNTRY) WHEN
YOU CAN’T EVEN HANDLE A FEW ATHEISTS!!!
When you're TOO
LAZY, WEAK and chicken-sh*t to go on the Internet INCOGNITO,
UNDER A FICTITIOUS NAME, AND MAKE A COMMENT acknowledging YOUR
THE SOLUTION TO abortion is
NOT picketing clinics, SHOUTING, and holding condemning signs.
Nor is it to highjack the
Supreme Court so it votes “in your favor”.
We answer to an INFINITELY
The solution is PREACHING JESUS CHRIST, CRUCIFIED AND RISEN.
If every abortionist got
WOULD BE NO ABORTIONS.
If the whole world KNEW Jesus, THE
WHOLE WORLD WOULD BE OURS:
If EVERY American KNEW Jesus, WE
WOULDN’T HAVE TO “TAKE ANYTHING” BACK.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2013
DON'T YOU KNOW?
So often we hear from people
who say "I've always THOUGHT of myself as a Christian".
Or "I've always
believe in God, and believe I'm
you KNOW that you are?
If you don't KNOW that you
are, chances are... you AREN'T.
I'm not talking about "baby"
Christians, who just gave their hearts to Jesus a couple of weeks
ago, or even a couple of months ago.
They're newborns, who may
not yet fully realize what has taken place inside them.
I'm referring to people who
for years and years.
How can you NOT KNOW?
The definition of a Christian
in whose HEART Jesus lives.
Someone in whose HEART the
Spirit of Jesus (God's Holy Spirit) resides (Romans
HOW can you have GOD HIMSELF
living in you, and NOT KNOW IT?
God's Presence in us is
wonderful and VERY enjoyable.
God's Presence in us is
God's Presence in us is exciting and UNDENIABLE.
You may THINK you're
Christian because you were brought up in a Christian home. Or
because you attended a Christian congregation, or belonged to
some Christian denomination, or participated in some Christian
sacrament or ritual. Or because you MENTALLY believe in God, or
even in Jesus Christ.
NONE OF THAT makes you
Christianity ALWAYS INVOLVES YOUR
There's NO WAY of getting
around THE HEART.
NO ONE HAS
"always" been Christian.
There's no such thing.
Every REAL Christian is
someone who wasn't.
Again: Every REAL Christian is
someone who, at one point, wasn't Christian.
There had to come a point in
time, when you CHOSE to RECEIVE JESUS into your HEART.
There had to be a moment when
Jesus ENTERED YOUR INNERMOST BEING and you passed from darkness
to Light, from death to Life.
We BECOME Christians ONLY when we
INVITE JESUS INTO OUR HEARTS, receive Him as our Lord, Savior and
God, and are born-again of His Spirit.
That's the ONLY THING that
makes you, me, Billy Graham, Mother Theresa, the Pope, or
If you'd like to KNOW
JESUS and BECOME Christian,
please write us, or click on the link below.
TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013
WHO GOES WHERE & WHEN
There is a TREMENDOUS AMOUNT
OF CONFUSION ABOUT THE AFTERLIFE and the salvation or damnation
of various groups.
Whenever a brother or sister is asked
about this, usually he or she HAS NO CONCRETE ANSWER.
will endeavor in today's message to CHANGE ALL THAT.
have divided our study into
FOUR SECTIONS: BEFORE the Resurrection, AFTER the Resurrection,
During the Tribulation, and During the Millennium.
BEFORE the Resurrection of Christ, the
Old Testament was still in force.
Everyone (Jew or Gentile) WHO DIED IN
BELIEVING IN the true God (the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob)
His promise of a Redeemer went
to Paradise. Everyone
who DIDN'T went to hell.
The abode of the dead or underworld (Sheol in
Hebrew), located in THE CENTER OF the earth, according to Luke
divided into TWO sections:
Paradise, a/k/a the "bosom of Abraham", for those who died in
the faith and hope of the promised Savior (Genesis 3:15), and
HELL ITSELF, described as a fiery place of torment (Luke
Peter 3:18-20 we read that during the three days and nights Jesus
spent in the bowels of the earth (in hell itself) Jesus
went in Spirit and preached to those who had perished during
The Death and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ CHANGED
It's AFTER His Resurrection that
the New Testament went into effect.
When Jesus rose from the dead and ascended, He
took ALL THOSE IN Paradise to heaven with Him (2
Corinthians 12:2-4; Ephesians 4:8-9).
Some He took ONLY in
spirit and soul.
Others, He took in spirit, soul AND
The UNSAVED stayed in hell and remain there to
this very day.
When a born-again believer dies today, he
or she IS
INSTANTLY TAKEN to the Presence of our Lord in spirit and soul
(2 Corinthians 5:8).
Those who die presently WITHOUT
knowing Jesus, still go to hell.
At the Rapture, those who have
DIED in the faith under both Old and New Testaments*,
RISE FROM THE DEAD FIRST,
and those of us who (by God's Grace) remain alive are TRANSFORMED
"IN THE TWINKLING OF AN EYE" AND CAUGHT
UP TOGETHER WITH THEM (1
Corinthians 15:50-55; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17).
exception being the Old Testament saints mentioned above, who
ALREADY ROSE AND ASCENDED with Jesus (Matthew 27:52-53).
3. DURING THE TRIBULATION
The ONLY believers on
earth during the tribulation will be the
144,000 Israelites (Revelation
Two Witnesses (Revelation
11:3) and those
who come to faith in Christ during the reign of Antichrist.
There are THREE SPECIAL raptures FOR BELIEVERS during the
Rapture of the 144,000 (Revelation
Rapture of the "harvest of the earth" (unbelievers
who come to faith in Christ during the reign of Antichrist). They
are taken up BEFORE the final and MOST SEVERE "bowl" judgments
(Revelation 14:15-16 and 15:2).
3. The Resurrection and
Ascension of the
Two Witnesses (Revelation
Except for the Two Witnesses who'll be
resurrected PRIOR, ALL
BELIEVERS (Jew or Gentile) WHO DIE DURING the tribulation are
RESURRECTED at the START OF the Millennium to reign with Jesus
during the 1,000 years
Natural Israelites who survive
the tribulation are SAVED by their Messiah who
returns and establishes His Kingdom on earth in Jerusalem (Romans
UNBELIEVERS who DIE during the tribulation go
Unbelievers who SURVIVE the tribulation, somehow
refused the mark of the beast, and acted KINDLY TOWARD natural
Israelites, and LAST MINUTE BELIEVERS who received Jesus just
prior to His Second Coming, remain
alive and go into the Millennium (Matthew
Unbelievers who SURVIVE the tribulation, and
have acted wickedly toward natural Israelites are
sent to the lake of fire (Matthew
took the mark of the beast are sent into the lake of fire
forever, without ANY POSSIBILITY OF SALVATION, EVER (Revelation
The Antichrist and False prophet are hurled
ALIVE into the lake of fire (Revelation 19:20).
point, Satan's angels
are presumably sent there, too (Matthew
is imprisoned in hell for 1,000 years (Revelation
4. DURING THE MILLENNIUM
During the Millennium
there will be NATURAL as well as SUPERNATURAL humans on earth.
The SUPERNATURAL humans will
be the collective Church. We will return with Jesus in immortal,
glorified bodies to reign with Him (Daniel
7:27; Revelation 5:10).
The NATURAL humans will be either
natural Israelites, Gentile tribulation survivors (see above) or
their descendants who are born during THE 1,000 YEARS.
natural humans will
be greatly increased during that Era.
Human death will be VERY RARE during this peaceful Era. Most
humans will remain alive throughout the Millennium (Isaiah
At the END OF THE MILLENNIUM the
faith of natural humans will be tested.
Why? Because Salvation IS, has ALWAYS been, and will ALWAYS
grace through faith (Genesis
15:6; Habakkuk 2:4; Ephesians 2:8).
This applies to EVERYONE, Jew or gentile.
according to Hebrews 11:1 is "the substance of things HOPED FOR, the
evidence of things NOT SEEN".
However, since Jesus Himself IN PERSON will
reigning in Jerusalem, it won't take any faith, AT THAT POINT, to
believe in Him.
It's at that time when Satan. is loosed
from hell for a brief period, allowed to go forth and tempt
gentile nations for the last time, and the FINAL BATTLE OF ALL
TIME referred to as Gog and Magog takes place (Ezekiel chapters
Natural Israelites will have
learned their lesson by then, and remain true and faithful to
their Messiah, who'll be living in their midst (Romans
Satan. and his hordes will attack Jerusalem IN
A FUTILE LAST ATTEMPT to topple the Kingdom of God and the rule
of Jesus the King of kings (Revelation 20:7-9).
to say, the creep FAILS.
At that time Satan. is sent
into the lake of fire FOR ALL ETERNITY (Revelation
Those who side with Satan., those
in hell who have not repented and trusted Jesus by the end of the
HELL ITSELF, are subsequently tossed into the lake of fire which
is ETERNAL and IRREVERSIBLE (Revelation 20:15-16).
UNBELIEVERS OF ALL THE AGES, WHO ARE STILL IN HELL AND HAVE
REFUSED ADAMANTLY TO RECEIVE JESUS, ARE SENT AT THAT TIME INTO
THE LAKE OF FIRE (Revelation 20:11-15).
NO ONE WILL COME OUT OF THERE,
Natural humans who remain faithful with Jesus get to populate
the New Earth.
There will be NO
MORE DEATH (Revelation
They will have access to New
Jerusalem which is the heavenly city POPULATED BY US, HIS CHURCH (Revelation
In view of all this, it's not only convenient
and EXTREMELY DESIRABLE, but SUPREMELY
WISE to receive Christ into your heart RIGHT NOW.
If you receive Jesus Christ into your heart AS GOD AND SAVIOR you
NEVER HAVE TO FEAR, WONDER OR WORRY ABOUT ANY "condemnation" (Romans
For those who TRULY KNOW JESUS, there's
NO CONDEMNATION OF ANY KIND, EVER.
Glory to Him, who is God and Savior from everlasting to
MONDAY, MAY 13, 2013
GOING DOWN THE TUBE
Ideas have consequences.
Some ideas are positive and
improve the quality of our lives.
Other ideas contribute to
Like most modern ideas, YouTube
can be used for good or for evil:
To inform or TO CONFUSE.
To edify or to tear down.
TO SAVE or to damn.
One of the perils of living in
a modern, open, democratic society is that FREEDOM
OF EXPRESSION, while being a wonderful blessing, can
also be MIS-used
This ministry HAS a
Why? Because, for better or
worse, it's a medium that MILLIONS access each day.
We feel compelled to use
every means at our disposal to spread the Gospel and share the
faith of Jesus Christ.
EVERYTHING we see on YouTube TRUE?
Is EVERYTHING there
Is EVERYTHING there
Is EVERYTHING we see, read, or
The answer, in the VAST
majority of cases, is
a resounding "NO".
I can't say that EVERYTHING on
YouTube is evil, untrue, misinformed, or downright deceitful.
There are A FEW - and I do
mean - VERY
FEW small glimmers of light.
But some of the WEIRDEST,
most ungodly, most twisted, MOST
SATANIC, MOST DECEPTIVE VIDEOS I've
watched are NOT those uploaded on secular channels, but
ON RELIGIOUS, and especially on ALLEGED "Christian" channels.
EVERYONE who has an idea - no
matter how stupid or misguided - can post a video on YouTube.
Teenagers can do it.
Cultists can do it.
Satanists can do it.
Conspiracy theory nutjobs
can do it.
So can pseudo-science
And so can Bible illiterate
yahoos who CLAIM to "know Jesus" but wouldn't recognize Him if He
appeared in glory, with 10,000 angels and slapped their stupid
It would be hypocritical on
my part to advise others NEVER to watch anything on YouTube since
we have uploaded 42 videos to date in various languages including
English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Mandarin.
However, I would advise
be VERY CAREFUL and VERY SELECTIVE about
what you watch, and
even more about what you allow to LINGER on your mind.
If you START watching some
video that looks promising, entertaining or informative, and
suddenly realize IT'S satanic, or unscriptural, GET THE HECK OUT
OF THERE... PRONTO!
If it troubles you and brings
fear or confusion, LEAVE
As a final point, I want to
express my dismay at the
LACK OF participation by believers in WORTHWHILE VIDEOS.
Many are quick to nit pick
or "correct" our teaching about Salvation, Jesus, or prophecy.
However, we recently did a
three part presentation titled the "END OF ATHEISM".
To Jesus be ALL the glory: it
presents some SOUND, INTELLIGENT, THOUGHT
PROVOKING, and VERY LOGICAL arguments - based on both PROVEN
SCIENCE and the Bible -
that EXPOSE AND DEBUNK atheism and agnosticism, and are very much
You'd THINK that Christians
would be interested and enthusiastic that SOMEONE in their camp
can go toe- to-toe with atheists and MAKE SOLID ARGUMENTS to
refute that false belief that keeps people from KNOWING the
No sooner were the videos
STARTED RECEIVING A VERITABLE FLOOD of comments from atheists,
99% of which were critical.
THAT MUCH was to be
But much to my dismay, NOT ONE Christian
made his or her voice heard (NOT
NOT ONE Christian
word of support, encouragement or affirmation.
There was ONE "pro" comment
from someone who may or may not be a believer.
LONE "Christian" who commented did
not contribute in ANY WAY shape or form to the debate, but rather
tried to use the forum as a means to make some
stupid, off-topic comment about Obamacare being the "mark of the
Since such comment would play
right into atheists' notion that ALL Christians are a bunch of
stupid, uneducated, empty headed, superstitious morons (I hate to
side with them on anything, but they
are PARTIALLY RIGHT about THAT),
and SINCE IT HAD NOTHING
to do with atheism, that
LONE "Christian" comment was promptly removed.
What I find ironic,
disappointing, and rather disheartening is that I
answer no fewer than A DOZEN letters each week from Christians
who have watched videos about
some dream or vision someone else had, or about some UNPROVEN
religious theory, or about some worldly, occultist, or sci-fi
video that ALARMS and CONFUSES THEM, and then COME TO ME as their
last desperate resort to UNCONFUSE
THEM, or to DISPROVE the garbage THEY CHOSE to watch and FILL
THEIR MINDS WITH.
ONE of them was there FOR US when
we tackled this topic RARELY addressed by Christian ministers or
NOT ONE of them saw this AS
AN OPPORTUNITY to share the Savior they claim to know WITH
Why STICK YOUR NECK OUT with
THE HOSTILE UNSAVED, who REALLY NEED THE GOSPEL, when
you can stay in the COMFORT ZONE of those religious channels and
religious forums where
you can PREACH TO THE CHOIR?
Long story short, in TWO
DAYS we received over 105 comments from atheists each of which we
answered, mostly publicly and some privately.
After braving the onslaught
ALL BY MYSELF for two days,
and seeing THE LACK OF INTEREST and LACK OF PARTICIPATION from
had to ALTOGETHER DISABLE the "comments" feature as I could not
answer ALL THE FEEDBACK in addition to all the comments on other
videos, emails, and my already TAXED TO THE MAX daily workload.
What a MISSED
DID PROVE ONE THING:
Most Christians AREN'T
INTERESTED IN Truth, or in winning souls.
ALL they care about is EAR
TICKLING, BOREDOM KILLING "ENTERTAINMENT".
All they seek is
mind-numbing FILLER for their sterile and addled brains.
SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2013
THE ROD OF GOD
"And Moses... returned to the
land of Egypt: and Moses took
THE ROD OF God in
his hand" (Exodus 4:20).
"And Moses said unto Joshua,
Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek: tomorrow I will
stand on the top of the hill WITH
THE ROD OF God in
my hand" (Exodus 17:9).
"Thy ROD and
thy staff they
COMFORT me" (Psalm
The "rod of God" was a
simple, ordinary WOODEN POLE (staff) that shepherds in the Middle
East used to lead their flock, and PROTECT IT FROM PREDATORS.
God called Moses from a
burning bush, when he was almost 80 years old, to lead the
Israelites out of Egypt (Exodus 3:7, 10).
Moses felt inadequate for
this great and SEEMINGLY IMPOSSIBLE task and questioned the
Lord's Wisdom in CHOOSING HIM to be the deliverer of Israel.
Moses whined that he was
"nobody", that he wasn't even a powerful orator, and that "no one
would listen to him".
God then became a little angry
with Moses and asked: WHAT
IS THAT IN YOUR HAND?
And Moses said, "A ROD".
That humble shepherd's ROD
would become the ROD OF GOD by which He would perform wonders and
lead His people OUT OF BONDAGE (Exodus
This rod, the shepherd's rod
which Moses used in tending the flocks of Jethro, his
father-in-law, in the land of Midian, would
later be called the "rod of Moses," the "rod of Aaron," the "rod
of Levi," and, most significantly, the "rod of God."
Every time Moses and the
in trouble, He
would LEAN ON THAT SPECIAL "ROD OF GOD" and USE IT.
Such was the case, for
instance, when the people camped at Rephidim and were parched
with thirst in the middle of the hot, barren desert with water
NOWHERE IN SIGHT.
When they complained, became
desperate and were about TO STONE Moses, God directed him to
smite the rock with HIS ROD and
WATER CAME OUT OF THE ROCK, in sufficient quantity to quench
their intense thirst (Exodus 17:1-6).
thereafter, when the Amalekites came to fight against Israel, Moses
stood ON TOP OF THE HILL with THE ROD OF GOD in his hand (Exodus
The name Amalek can be
roughly translated as "unfortunate people".
It comes from two Hebrew words am meaning
people and lek meaning
"hapless", "poor" or "unfortunate".
The Amalekites were the
ARCHENEMIES OF Israel.
The most infamous Amalekite is wicked Haman, the
archetypal Antichrist figure in
the Book of Esther 9:24, who
came within hours of WIPING ISRAEL OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH.
A most curious thing happened
while Moses stood ON TOP OF the mountain and the Israelites
"When Moses held up his
hand... Israel prevailed: and when
he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed" (Exodus
Moses' hands inevitably GOT
TIRED, to the point he could NO LONGER hold them up.
ORDER TO DEFEAT Amalek, Aaron and Hur had to stand on each side
of Moses, with Moses IN THE MIDDLE, and hold up Moses' hands,
UNTIL THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN (Exodus
And WHAT was
"Joshua (Yehoshua or
Amalek and his people with
the edge of the sword" (Exodus 17:13).
Moses would later say: "The
LORD your God will
raise up for you A PROPHET LIKE ME FROM AMONG YOU--FROM YOUR
FELLOW ISRAELITES; YOU MUST LISTEN TO HIM" (Deuteronomy
Fast forward 1,500 years to
the first century:
Jesus, the Prophet "like
Moses" that God raised WOULD ALSO GO ON TOP OF THE HILL, with His
hands OUTSTRETCHED ON EITHER SIDE between TWO thieves, held
up TO GOD'S ROD (the WOODEN CROSS) by TWO 7-inch Roman NAILS,and
FOREVER DEFEAT our "Amalek", or ARCHENEMY (ha Satan.) BY DYING IN
OUR PLACE AND SHEDDING HIS MOST PRECIOUS, HOLY, SINLESS BLOOD for
your sins and mine.
Like Moses, HE HUNG ON THAT
CROSS WITH HIS ARMS AND HANDS OUTSTRETCHED ON BOTH SIDES "UNTIL
THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN" (Mark
THAT was the ONE and ONLY way to
DEFEAT THE ENEMY (ha Satan.) in Moses' day.
THAT is STILL THE ONE AND ONLY
WAY to defeat Satan. TODAY: THOUGH JESUS AND HIS CROSS.
Praise you, Jesus!
The humble rod of God's own
Shepherd would become OUR
SCEPTER OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, OUR ROD OF VICTORY.
SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2013
YOU ARE WHAT YOU THINK
"As a man THINKS... SO IS
HE" (Proverbs 23:7)
The world says we are "what
we eat". That MAY be true with regards to these temporary
PHYSICAL bodies we currently use to get around.
But physical food has
NOTHING to do with WHO we ultimately are in our SOULS.
Your soul is comprised of your
mind, your will and your emotions.
What we ALLOW to linger in our
minds: that to which we devote our attention, will affect our
lives for better or for worse.
THE HUMAN MIND is the
territory in which Satan. does his dirty work.
And his work is ALWAYS EVIL
When he came after Eve in the
Garden of Eden, he
PUT IDEAS IN HER MIND:
we've been living with the disastrous results ever since (Genesis
Satan. knew he
COULDN'T touch her spirit.
And even to affect the human
body, he has to WORK ON
to LINGER in
Hatred and resentment will
not only make you unhappy and miserable, it will probably affect
your health at some point.
Likewise, if you allow porn to
form a mental stronghold, there's
NO WAY you'll ever have a happy and healthy marriage or
relationship WITH ANYBODY.
Moreover, you will become
ADDICTED and may reach the point where no normal person is able
to satisfy you.
Jesus warned that RELIGIOUS
His own Name would
be the hallmark of the end of this age (Matthew 24:4).
I have warned TIME AND AGAIN
about meandering all over YouTube in search of "exciting"
RELIGIOUS entertainment which DOES NOT LINE UP WITH GOD'S WORD.
I have warned TIME AND AGAIN
about reading and participating in those "Christian" forums where
people can post ANYTHING that pops into their minds, whether
supported by Scripture or not, and
where the alleged "moderators" are, for the most part, BIASED
Those who do, END UP BEING
CONFUSED and ENTRAPPED BY SATAN:
Those who do, ARE
GIVING PLACE TO the devil:
You seek some religious
entertainment, some fantasy, or "supernatural" religious
experience, APART FROM JESUS HIMSELF, and Satan. WILL
GLADLY provide it for you, CONFUSE
YOU and PUT DOUBT AND FEAR in your heart and mind.
he does BEST.
ANY THING that causes fear IS
ANY THING that brings
insecurity, CONFUSION, unrest or makes you doubt your salvation IS
ANY THING that
feeds your old, carnal nature IS
Most Christians get
CONFUSED ON PURPOSE.
You CHOSE to view that piece
of crap, and WORSE:
YOU CHOSE to believe it when
there's NOT ONE SMIDGEON of CREDIBLE scriptural, historic, or
scientific proof behind it.
to DWELL on it.
YOU NEED TO CHANGE YOUR THINKING.
To "repent" means TO
CHANGE THE WAY YOU THINK.
I advise you NOT to delve
into that stupid fantasy anymore, and when thoughts about it
enter your mind, TO CHANGE YOUR MIND and start meditating the
Bible, even if it's just ONE verse, even if it's just John 3:16.
in the spirit OF YOUR MIND...Give NO
PLACE to the devil"...
(Ephesians 4: 23, 27)
A CHILD OF GOD HAS NO MORE
BUSINESS meandering into Satan's territory than a fish has any
business stepping out of the water.
Make no mistake about it:
When you do, YOU PAY A PRICE.
FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2013
DANIEL AND JOHN
There's a special connection
between Daniel (Daniyyel,
meaning "God is Judge") and John (Yochanan,
meaning "God is gracious").
For one thing, they are God's TWO
PRIMARY END-TIMES PROPHETS.
For another thing, they
often speak about the same topics.
In fact, there are no
fewer than 24 references in
the Book of Revelation, penned by John, to the Book of Daniel.
It's IMPOSSIBLE to
understand Revelation without Daniel, and vice versa. In
conjunction, these two books give us a cogent and orderly picture
Besides their marvelous
visions and revelations, there
are striking similarities between the two prophets:
5:13; Revelation 1:9).
under oppressive regimes (Babylon
God from their youth.
TOTALLY DEDICATED TO Jesus.
to SEE Jesus (Daniel
10:5-6; Revelation 1:13-16).
when they saw Him (Daniel
10:8-9; Revelation 1:17).
Both were given SPECIAL
REVELATION by Him.
our "future" in great detail.
Both gave amazing,
Both were supernaturally
delivered from death (Daniel
from the lion's den, Daniel 6:16-24, and John from frying in a
pot of boiling oil where he was thrown by evil emperor Domitian).
Both were GREATLY BELOVED (Daniel
9:23; 10:11,19; John 13:23; 20:2; 21:7,20) .
Every believer should study
their books, and meditate their content, with an open heart and
mind, and under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, especially in
these last days.
Even THEIR NAMES have
prophetic significance: God is Judge but, praise His Name, He
is also GRACIOUS.
May His Grace be with us
THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2013
If you think life is rough and
crappy, you should read the Book of Ezekiel sometime.
be sure, none of the prophets had an easy life, but I've always
felt special empathy for poor Zeke.
He was exiled to
Babylon at age 25. Lost his beloved wife in captivity, had to
deliver the most unpopular messages concerning Jerusalem's
impending destruction, and God commanded him to do some VERY
difficult and unpleasant things.
On the positive side, he
received some SPECTACULAR VISIONS about the glory of God, the
Millennium, Israel's restoration, and the millennial temple.
How'd you like to be BOUND, so you CANNOT turn or move, and have
to lie 390 days on your left side (that's OVER A YEAR), then 40
days on your right side?
I would have gone out of my freakin' mind. I would have ended
up in the funny farm.
I know, I know... some of you think
I belong there now... Ha! You wish...
How would you like
NOTHING to eat ALL THAT TIME except "Ezekiel bread" while
you're bound, unable to move, and lying on your side?
would you like it if
God told you to bake that bread using HUMAN FECES for fuel?
the prophet complained about HOW UNPLEASANT it was to use human
dung, and how under the law he would become "defiled", do you
know what God answered?
COW SH*T instead".
Do you think I'm making this up? Read it yourself in Ezekiel
chapter 4. It's a SHORT chapter. You can read it in ONE minute.
Obviously, if Ezekiel couldn't move AT ALL during ALL that
time, since he was bound, that means he
would have had to pee and defecate all over himself.
Poor guy couldn't
even clean himself up, bathe, brush his teeth, have sex, walk,
sit, you name it.
And there were NO TV, Internet or cell phones at that time.
Any normal human would
have totally lost it.
Only God's Grace and
supernatural intervention would
have kept the prophet from going nuts.
Why am I talking
about this? Why not give a more "inspirational" message?
Because the believer's walk IS NOT ALWAYS PLEASANT.
Because it's important to tell THE WHOLE STORY, and not paint
only a rosy picture of what it's like to serve God and live for
As a believer in Christ, YOU MAY HAVE TO PUT UP WITH
A LOT OF SH*T sometimes.
Because religion has FALSELY
portrayed being Christian as floating around in some sort of
numinous Shangri La, where we NEVER sin, NEVER get angry, NEVER
lose our temper, NEVER use "foul" language (I'll deal with that
in another message, Lord willing), and
NEVER do or say anything wrong, shocking or improper.
Christians -- at least REAL
Christians -- are
AS REAL and AS HUMAN as ANYONE ELSE.
They are subject to the same temptations and challenges as
The believer's life is often fraught with
suffering, hardship and SACRIFICE.
God sometimes calls us
to follow Him in BLIND OBEDIENCE.
Although I'm sure he
must have asked himself A THOUSAND TIMES WHY God would require
THIS of him, Ezekiel,
to his great credit, obeyed unwaveringly.
All true believers in the One TRUE God know that, despite
what we may face in this temporary existence, THE
ETERNAL REWARD of Christ's OWN LIFE will
manifest in us FOREVER, and is ours EVEN NOW.
We KNOW that "our
present sufferings are NOT WORTH COMPARING with the glory that
will be revealed in us" (Romans
Because I want everyone to realize that the
Bible is THE MOST INTERESTING and EXCITING BOOK EVER WRITTEN, bar
There's NOTHING dull or tedious about it, if you read it in
the right spirit and the right frame of mind. It's tapping into
the Mind of God, the Wisdom that created and sustains THE
Instead of meandering all over cyberspace in search of some
worthless religious novelty or buying the latest piece of
Kristian Krap on the market, containing no more biblical Truth
than Harry Potter, YOU SHOULD GIVE GOD'S WORD A CHANCE SOMETIME. You
just might be surprised what you learn...
And because I want Christians, religious idiots and
unbelievers alike to see that God's
not as huffy and puffy, nor as "proper", as religion has FALSELY
made Him out to be.
He's REAL and He can and will talk YOUR LANGUAGE.
He's A STRAIGHT SHOOTER, and
will tell you the Truth, clearly, directly, and without
conforming to MAN INVENTED "religious etiquette".
He's also a SUPREMELY
GRACIOUS, kind, loving, understanding, wonderful and FORGIVING
God I know, the God I love, the God I serve.
God OF THE BIBLE.
TRUE, One and
WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2013
WHY DON'T JEWS BELIEVE IN
If you believe a disingenuous
leader in the Seventh Day Adventist cult, it's
because REAL Christians preach GRACE.
The true Christian faith, as
taught in the Gospels, the Book of Acts, and the entire NEW
Salvation BY GRACE ALONE.
a thing, He is a Person.
be earned, it's A GIFT of God's grace to ALL who receive and
place their trust in the Person of Jesus Christ, and His perfect,
FINISHED work of redemption.
According to this individual,
the reason most Jews reject Jesus is because Jews follow the law
[at least they CLAIM TO, John 7:19] and REAL
Christians teach we're NOT under the law.
This guy IS LYING.
He's been BLINDED
If he stripped his mind and
unregenerate heart of his man-invented, woman established
religion, humbled himself before God, and sought Jesus with ALL
his heart, he would realize the GROSS ERROR in his teaching.
As one who has both, won Jews
to faith in Christ, and debated some of their anti-Christ
detractors AND SHUT THEM UP, I can tell you THAT GRACE
is NOT the main reason they reject Jesus.
Fact is, that Jews were GIVEN
the law, but
they have NEVER KEPT the law (John
They can CLAIM to "observe the
law" ALL THEY WANT, but they
Fact is, Jesus
IS the ONLY law observing Jew, who KEPT and FULFILLED (SATISFIED)
the law, ON OUR BEHALF, down to every last jot and tittle (Matthew
5:17-18) as He Himself plainly said.
The various objections that
our Jewish friends will offer include the Messiah not being God,
but a mortal man born of normal, human parents (that's NOT what
their own Tanach says, see Isaiah 7:14; Psalm 110:1).
Or that his kingly ancestry
from David's lineage must
come from the real father, not a stepfather like Joseph (again,
they contradict their own Torah., since Genesis 3:15 undisputedly
says it will come from
In Jesus' case, it came from
And since God IS David's
ultimate Father, and Jesus is both Son of God and Son of David,
that argument is pretty much kaput.
But, after all is said and
MAIN objection to Jesus being the Messiah is that He did NOT
restore the Kingdom to Israel.
At least, He didn't restore a
Kingdom VISIBLE to natural human eyes (Luke
17:21) in His First Coming.
Jews expected, and to this day
expect, a Messiah who will restore David's Kingdom to Israel,
bring Israelites back from exile, and
usher in an era of peace,
where Jews will no longer be oppressed or subjugated by other
ANY rabbi will confirm that THIS
is the ultimate test, and that is THE criteria by which THEY will
recognize the Messiah.
Had Jesus used His Omnipotence back in the first century,
toppled the Roman Empire, liberated Israel, brought back the 10
northern tribes from exile, and set up His earthly Kingdom in
Jerusalem, I have no doubt that Jews would have enthusiastically
welcomed Him as Messiah, whether
He told them to keep the law or not.
ONLY ONE PROBLEM:
Had He done that, He
COULDN'T have PAID FOR,
HAVE redeemed Jews and ALL of mankind from their sins (Genesis
22:8; Isaiah 53: 5, 6).
Had He done that, our
Jewish friends would still be sacrificing animals, and shedding
THEIR innocent blood for THEIR sins.
Why? Because they were
and are UNABLE TO keep the law.
And we know animal
blood could NEVER TAKE AWAY sin.
Otherwise, those sacrifices wouldn't have been OBLIGATORY and
offered DAILY, day after day, and year after year (Hebrews
So, we needed, Jews needed,
THE WORLD NEEDED, a
Messiah whose SINLESS Blood could remove our sins ONCE AND FOR
ALL (Praise His Holy Name forever!) (Hebrews
A Messiah who could BY ONE
FOREVER SATISFY Divine Justice and put us in right standing with
God the Father (Hebrews 10:14).
A Messiah who could not only
bear the punishment for sin, which is death, BUT OVERCOME DEATH
RISING FROM the dead (Hosea
13:14; Psalms 16:10; Isaiah 26:19).
and then some.
He hasn't forgotten natural
He WILL restore A VISIBLE,
EARTHLY Kingdom to Israel (Luke 1:32-33; Zechariah 14:9).
bring the 10 tribes back from exile and
resettle them in the Promised Land (Isaiah 11:12; Ezekiel 36:11,
chapters 47, 48).
forever deliver Israel from oppression or tyranny,
His Name be praised (Joel 3:16-17).
usher in an era of Peace (Isaiah
Best of all, from earth's
only 3½ years away from the fulfillment of these awesome
Jews WILL, eventually,
recognize and receive Jesus as their Messiah (Zechariah 12:10).
"And of His Kingdom there
shall be NO END".
TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2013
At least that
was the "argument" that a Jewish rabbi recently used in
response to someone who said on his YouTube channel "come
on... Jesus is the Messiah: There is NO QUESTION about that"...
The rabbi's reply, VERBATIM
WHAT HAS HE DONE (meaning
Jesus) FOR THE WORLD PEACE during the last 2000 years?
Has war stopped?
How many millions of people
were burned, hacked to death, women raped and cities pillaged in
his unholy name?
There is no doubt he never
was is or will be anything OTHER THAN A DELUDED GUY".
In yet another comment, the
rabbi said that
Jesus "was NOTHING".
Is the rabbi CORRECT?
Is Jesus DIRECTLY responsible
for all the bloodshed spilled during the infamous Crusades,
ALLEGEDLY in "His Name"?
Is Jesus DIRECTLY responsible
for the horrendous torture and
"forced conversions" that took place ALLEGEDLY "in His Name" during
the infamous and UNHOLY Inquisition?
NO. HE ISN’T.
is the CULPRIT.
NOTHING to do with ANY of that.
had ZERO, NOTHING, NADA to do with ANY of that.
This was my reply to the
"Jesus DIDN'T DO those
things. He was a man of peace. You can't find ONE instance in the
Brit Hadasha (New Testament) where He advocated violence.
He taught to FORGIVE, "turn
the other cheek", and to LOVE EVEN OUR ENEMIES!!!
That blind, misguided
religious fools PERVERTED His Message five or more CENTURIES
later,locked it up in monasteries where NO ONE could read it, and
then SUPPOSEDLY in "His Name" committed such atrocities, has
NOTHING TO DO with Jesus Himself.
They were using
Him FALSELY as an excuse" (to
justify their ungodly agenda).
Had those blind, brainwashed,
religious ignoramuses STUDIED
Jesus' life and ministry THEY WOULD HAVE NEVER COMMITTED THOSE
are TOTALLY CONTRARY TO EVERYTHING that Jesus taught, lived and
It's because the Words of
Jesus were HIDDEN, INACCESSIBLE AND UNKNOWN, it's because those
UNSAVED religionists were taught since childhood to BLINDLY
BELIEVE what their man-invented religion SAID that "Jesus said"
or "Jesus wanted" that
they were led astray to commit acts that Jesus would have
Religion thus FOREVER
tainted and defamed His Most Holy Name in the eyes of many.
No wonder historians refer to
that evil and unfortunate period as "the
When the Bible, and
specifically the New Testament, became widely available and
READABLE by all, those
vile acts CAME TO AN ABRUPT HALT.