SEPTEMBER 30, 2013
Sin is one
thing all humans have in common.
have sinned and
come short of the glory of God" [Romans 3:23].
do our best to live our lives in holiness and
obedience to our Savior.
do we do when we sin? What happens when we just
mess everything up? When we "fall short" of
TO Jesus that's
what we do!
run FROM Him.
We don't hide, as Adam did.
We RUN TO
Him, confess our sins, and TRUST His mercy and
His goodness. We trust WHAT HE DID for us at
Calvary, His complete work of redemption.
sin, do you think it takes God by surprise?
knew about that sin before He created you.
PAID FOR that sin, before the foundation of the
not wallow in guilt.
PUT IT BEHIND YOU, receive Christ into your
innermost being, and GET ON WITH YOUR LIFE.
not come from God,
but from Satan.
God is NOT
not to condemn but to save (John
the accuser of the brethren. But we've already
overcome Him by the Blood of the Lamb, the word
of our testimony, and not loving our lives unto
the death (Revelation 12:11).
good to God when you're mired in guilt. In
fact, you're no good to ANYONE, including
sinned recently? Are you feeling guilty because
Don't try to
"sweep it under the rug". FACE IT. Take
it to Jesus. Expose it before our Lord. Admit
it, LAY IT ALL OUT IN THE OPEN, leave
it there with Jesus, and move on.
He's already forgiven
REMOVED that, and every sin you'll ever commit.
How's THAT for having "blessed assurance"?
the Bible tells us God doesn't even remember
our sins! That's how much and how far he
removed sin from us! (Psalm 103:12)
MUCH He loves you!
received Him as your Lord and Savior, His
unspeakably precious Blood has already washed
away all your sins [past, present, and
you're free from sin.
handle, and HAS HANDLED and PAID FOR, EVERY SIN
EVER COMMITTED, NO MATTER HOW HEINOUS.
CANNOT HANDLE is unbelief.
YOUR TOTAL CONFIDENCE IN what He did to save
guilt. Hello, Jesus!
SEPTEMBER 29, 2013
teachers emphasize that the Hebrew calendar is
lunar and consists of only 360 days. I've
been guilty of this myself.
years that is essentially correct.
However, the Hebrew calendar is
Jews add A
LEAP MONTH (Adar I) every two or three years to
compensate for the approximate 11-day deficit.
So, it AVERAGES OUT to virtually the same as
the solar 365-day calendar.
Bible doesn't specifically mention this,if
they had NOT ADDED the leap month since ancient
times, their spring Feasts (Passover, etc.)
would have eventually been celebrated in
Consequently, the 360-day calculation works
fairly well with SHORT periods of time (like
the 3½ year trib), but DOES NOT WORK as well
over LONG periods of time.
"70 weeks" prophecy is A LONG PERIOD OF TIME,
490 YEARS TO BE EXACT.
The B.C. calendar is OFF by 4 years.
some scholars place Jesus' Birth around 4-6
THIS. It's PART OF how they INTENTIONALLY
screwed up THEIR OWN calendar(which
is ALSO missing somewhere between 122 and 165
order to OBSCURE the 70 weeks prophecy which
points to Jesus.
wondered how Josephus, who's SO ACCURATE about
that Herod died in 4 B.C. right after a lunar
eclipse that took place shortly before Passover.
We know the
modern (Gregorian) calendar is DIVIDED
into B.C. and A.D. based on Jesus' birth, and
we know from the Gospels that Herod died some
time AFTER Jesus was born.
So, if the
Gregorian calendar is based on Jesus' birth --how
could it be OFF by SO MUCH?
I mean, 4-6
calendar was only off by 11 days.
have been better off sticking to the Julian
wrote late in the first century A.D.
(around the same year John wrote the
Jewish, he would have based his dates on Jewish
reckoning of time and by then, they'd ALREADY
DOCTORED THEIR OWN CALENDAR ON PURPOSE TO MAKE
IT APPEAR "IMPOSSIBLE" FOR JESUS TO HAVE
FULFILLED Daniel 9:25-27.
line: Jesus was really born in the year "0" and
Herod died shortly after.
by the end of the first century Jews had CUT
OFF FOUR YEARS FROM THEIR OWN CALENDAR,it
was recorded by Josephus -- late in the first
century A.D. (A
WHOLE CENTURY LATER) --as
4 B.C. which is "THEIR" date.
leadership of the day (chief priests,
Pharisees, Sadducees) REFUSED TO ACCEPT Jesus
as the Messiah.
after His Resurrection they plotted
to alter the calendar to make it APPEAR as
though He didn't fulfill Daniel's 70-week
prophecy which called for Him to APPEAR in 33
A.D., 483 years AFTER Artaxerxes' decree to
"return and build" Jerusalem.
called for Him to DIE
for the sins of others at 486½,in
the "middle of" the FINAL (70th week) (Daniel
9:27) thus putting an end to daily offerings
And TO PROVE
that THEY KNOW this, in 1996 they CELEBRATED
"Jerusalem 3000", marking the 3,000th
anniversary of its founding as Israel's capital
by King David which took place in 1,000 B.C.
dates are accurate, then why not wait 'til the
year 2,000 to celebrate it? Why were they
celebrating it 4 YEARS EARLIER?
although they won't openly talk about it,THEY
KNOW WHAT THEIR RELIGIOUS LEADERS DID.
HOW IT WENT DOWN, and you can
see the STUNNING ACCURACY of God's prophecy
Gabriel to Daniel:
B.C. is really year zero, if we SUBTRACT
(backtrack) 4 years TO BEGIN COUNTING, it fits
to a "T":
gave the decree NOT IN (Aviv) 445 B.C., but
actually in SPRING (Aviv- Nisan)449
7 weeks or
49 years from 449 B.C. would have taken us to 400
62 weeks or 434
years would take us to 34 A.D.
weeks or 483 years AFTER the decree:
must SUBTRACT 1
YEAR to 34 A.D. SINCE THERE IS NO "YEAR ZERO",
SO IT TAKES US TO fall
Jesus appeared (His public ministry began): 69
weeks of 49 + 434 years after the decree,
exactly as prophesied.
after 3½ years of public ministry,
right smack in the "middle of the 70th week"
(as stated in Daniel 9:27) thus putting an end
to sacrifices and offerings.
be spring 37 A.D. (38 - 1):EXACTLY
486½ years from Artaxerxes' decree: EXACTLY AS
PROPHESIED in Daniel 9:26-27.
Word amazing, or what?
3:1-3 says that John the Baptist began his
ministry in the 15th year of Tiberius' reign
which (in Gregorian time) would be 29 A.D. And
we know that Jesus began His public ministry
4 years they removed to 29 A.D. and you come up
to 33 A.D. which is when Jesus actually began
present calendar is 4 years "short", in the
Gregorian calendar Jesus began His ministry in
the fall of 29 A.D. and died in the spring of
So you see
how EVERYTHING about
this prophecy fits Jesus PERFECTLY.
living (supposedly) in Gregorian 2013. It's
actually 2017. The tribulation should end and
Millennium should start in 2021.
we're at the SECOND PHASE of the 7-week
(49-year) portion. If He kept the 483 and 486½
TO THE MONTH, a perhaps even TO THE DAY, won't
He also keep THIS small portion?
Even a bunch
of duplicitous religious schemers plotting to
OBSCURE the Truth and AMAZING ACCURACY OF GOD'S
WORD CANNOT KEEP
THE TRUTH UNDER WRAPS FOREVER.
I wish the
tribulation didn't have to happen.
Unfortunately, it's THE ONLY
THING that will
wake some people up.
SEPTEMBER 27, 2013
THEY HAD TO
KNOW - PART TWO
"He came to
His own, and His own RECEIVED HIM NOT" (John
years ago I was listening to a call-in radio
broadcast from Israel in which the Messiah was
rabbi said that in
every generation there had been a potential
Messianic figure, but that Israel must merit
A caller who
evidently was either Messianic Jew or
Christian, very nicely asked the rabbi, if
he could think of any "potential Messiah"
figures that might have emerged IN THE PAST TWO
brainless retard (which the rabbi WASN'T) would
fail to realize what the caller was HINTING:
however, DELIBERATELY PLAYED DUMB and said:
"In the past
TWO THOUSAND YEARS... gee,
let me think"... (And,
after a LONG PAUSE) "Bar Kochba might, indeed,
have been that Messiah, had Israel merited it".
to reach in through the radio, grab him by the
collar, give him a good shaking, slap his lying
face three or four times and ask him:
NUTS? You'll consider Bar Kochba who never did
any miracles and died cowering in a cave, but
you won't even CONSIDER Jesus who CHANGED THE
I did repent afterwards.
COULDN'T BELIEVE HOW
TOTALLY DISHONEST and
was being, ALL
"in the Name of G-d".
I would have
respected him had he at least said "you know
COULD HAVE BEEN that Messiah had
Israel merited Him".
REMOTELY ACKNOWLEDGE the possibility that it's
would his religious counterparts in the first
ask ourselves WHY.
KNEW - from their own Scriptures -
plus all that Jesus did and taught in His
3½-year ministry, that
Jesus really was and is THE Messiah.
27:18 tells us that Pilate KNEW that "because
of ENVY" they
had delivered Jesus to him.
word phthonon used
in this verse means envy
as expressed in ill-will towards someone and
BEING GLAD AT THEIR MISFORTUNE OR PAIN.
doubtlessly well-informed about the comings and
goings in Jerusalem and KNEW that the religious
leaders were envious of Christ's influence with
the people and of the faith He inspired, which
they felt undermined their own popularity.
jealous of His reputation, success and
marvelous powers. They
also resented His attacks on their
self-righteous, self-exalting dictates and
MAJOR REASON that they rejected Him is they HAD
NO FAITH IN HIM.
He was the long-awaited Messiah, they
had to appear during the Second Temple era, they
had to appear 483 years after Artaxerxes'
decree, and THEY
DIDN'T CARE (Daniel
TRUST the God they claimed to believe in or the
Messiah He sent because, like
the 12 spies of old who brought the evil
COULDN'T SEE HOW this humble carpenter, not
trained in the art of war, who taught to love
your enemies and turn the other cheek, COULD
POSSIBLY deliver them from
Rome, the most devastating military machine
known to man.
THEY OPENLY DECLARED that they preferred A
PAGAN ruler, to
one of their own: "We have NO
KING BUT CAESAR"
as that evil, UNBELIEVING generation of old
wandered 40 years in the hot, barren dessert, UNABLE
TO enter the Promised Land,
they have been WANDERING
all over this world's wilderness for the past
2,000 YEARS, UNABLE TO ENTER God's Kingdom
because OF THEIR UNBELIEF.
IDOLATRY came back to bite them in their
behinds when the
prophecy they tried to negate came true and the
pagan king they CHOSE OVER AND ABOVE THEIR OWN
RIGHTEOUS KING, ORDERED the siege of Jerusalem some
37-40 years later, destroyed
the city and the temple, leveling both to the
ground, and exiled all Jews from the city,
exactly as Daniel's 70 weeks prophecy foretold
(Daniel 9:26) and EXACTLY AS MESSIAH HIMSELF
FORETOLD (Luke 19:41-44).
IRONY IS that THE MESSIAH THEY REJECTED
eventually TRIUMPHED OVER ROME and CAME TO BE
WORSHIPED NOT ONLY BY MIGHTY ROME ITSELF, BUT
THROUGHOUT THE GENTILE WORLD.
Fact is those
cunning LIARS in the first century KNEW that
Jesus is the Messiah, and they KNEW that HE
HAD, IN FACT, RISEN FROM THE DEAD.
UNBIASED EYEWITNESS TESTIMONY OF THE heathen
Roman SOLDIERS WHO WERE GUARDING THE TOMB, that
He HAD RISEN (Matthew
That's why they
NEVER even DOUBTED the
Roman guards' report.
They KNEW it
THEY DIDN'T EVEN BOTHER sending two or three
trustworthy men to Galilee to VERIFY His
KNEW it had happened (Matthew
That's why those
unscrupulous Sanhedrists BRIBED the soldiers,
in violation of their OWN LAW (Torah) SO THEY
(Matthew 28:12) BEAR
FALSE WITNESS and say the body "had been
they KNEW, WITHOUT A DOUBT, THAT JESUS WAS/IS
THE MESSIAH AND REJECTED HIM ANYWAY?
EXACTLY WHAT I'M SAYING... and
religious rulers proved
that Jesus was right, by acting according to
His sad foreboding:
DON'T LISTEN to Moses and the Prophets, they will
not be convinced EVEN IF SOMEONE RISES FROM THE
SEPTEMBER 26, 2013
THEY HAD TO
Jesus UTTERLY REJECTED BY the Jewish hierarchy
of His day?
something that, even 2,000 years later, is HARD
for us to comprehend, let alone explain.
We can say
just "didn't get" that
He had to die for the sin of the world.
We can quote
Romans 11:25 where Paul says that
"blindness in part" has come to Israel...
may have been blinded by 57-58 A.D., when Paul
wrote that Epistle.
By 58 A.D., the
religious establishment had had 25 years in
which to POISON and DECEIVE their hearts and
minds, with anti-Jesus rhetoric.
weren't blind in 29-33 A.D. when Jesus first
appeared publicly, died and resurrected.
argue that He didn't fulfill their
expectations, in that He was not a warrior-king
a la King David.
Jesus didn't hit Herod on the forehead with a
stone then cut off his head, like David did
Nor did He
bring 100 Roman "foreskins" to the Sanhedrin,
as David brought Philistine ones to Saul.
There may be
SOME truth to all of that, but
IT GETS MUCH DEEPER - and MUCH, MUCH WORSE.
have Daniel's prophecy about the "70 weeks"
that told them UNEQUIVOCALLY WHEN Messiah
Prince would appear?
They had it
in at least TWO LANGUAGES: Hebrew and Greek
(Septuagint), so THEY
HAD TO KNOW: there's
NO EXCUSE (Daniel 9:25).
THE PRECISE YEAR in which Artaxerxes had given
"the word" (decree)
to "return and build Jerusalem".
Messiah HAD TO appear 483 years later.
ALL THEY HAD
TO DO WAS
COUNT 483 years FROM THAT DATE!!!
7 weeks + 62
weeks = 69 sabbatical weeks of 7 years each
69 X 7 = 483
doesn't even end there. In the same prophecy
Daniel 9:27 UNEQUIVOCALLY
tells them that Messiah Prince would die FOR
OTHERS, not for Himself,
"in the middle of" THE 70TH WEEK, 486½
years, from the decree.
These guys even advised Herod based on Micah's
prophecy about the Messiah being born in
Bethlehem (Matthew 2:3-5).
going to seriously tell me that the Pharisees,
Sadducees, chief priests, and TEACHERS OF THE
LAW (scribes) knew
Micah's RELATIVELY "minor" prophecy but DIDN'T
were not ignoramuses. They were HIGHLY EDUCATED
and HAD STUDIED the Tanach through and through
the 70 weeks prophecy: that's WHY when the wise
men appeared asking for "the King of the Jews",
their question was not ignored.
Herod BUT ALL OF JERUSALEM WAS
realizing these weren't some misguided
religious loons but THAT THEY MIGHT BE ON TO
the SPECIFIED time for Messiah's appearing was
also why Herod took the barbaric measure of
ordering the slaughter of all of Bethlehem's
And, to the
best of our knowledge, NOT
ONE Pharisee or "TEACHER OF THE LAW" OBJECTED.
these things, WITHOUT A DOUBT.
Dear God, EVEN
THE PERSIAN SAGES (Wise Men) knew about
they were on the lookout for "His Star" in the
sky, immediately recognized it, and
KNEW that the King of the Jews had been born (Matthew
they immediately set out for Israel: they
wanted to witness with their own eyes THE
FULFILLMENT OF that great prophecy that Daniel
had shared with them while he served in the
Persian court under Darius (Daniel 9:1).
going to seriously tell me that
GENTILES knew it, but that the Jewish religious
Jerusalem, Simeon and Anna WERE
EXPECTING THE Messiah, and recognized Him even
as a baby, some
33 years BEFORE He would appear publicly to
Israel, in express fulfillment of Daniel's
prophecy (Luke 2:25-38).
even tells us that Artaxerxes gave the decree
in the 20th year of his reign, and
IN THE MONTH OF AVIV!!!
THE MONTH when Passover is celebrated.
We know from
the Gospels that Jesus
died on Passover (Matthew
26:2; John 18:39).
therefore, fulfilled the 70 Weeks prophecy, not
just to the year, BUT TO THE VERY MONTH.
although I cannot prove it scripturally, to
the very DAY!!! (Nehemiah
does not give THE EXACT DAY in the month of
Aviv when Artaxerxes gave the "go ahead").
you're a first century scribe, Pharisee or
chief priest and THIS
EXTRAORDINARY MAN SHOWS UP, EXACTLY 483 YEARS
AFTER Artaxerxes' decree,
precisely as required by the prophecy, with
these extraordinary teachings.
A man who
LOOKS like a king, TALKS like a king, and ACTS
like a king
extraordinary deeds, never before seen, gains a
large following, performs numerous healings,
multiplies food, walks on water, raises the
dead, forgives sin, EVEN
CASTS OUT DEMONS WHICH NO ONE HAD EVER DONE
at least CONSIDER
THE POSSIBILITY that
the prophesied Messiah HAD
Part Two tomorrow, Lord willing.
Greek word tarasso used
in John 5:4 where it says that an angel
"troubled" or STIRRED, AGITATED the water of
the pool of Bethesda).
SEPTEMBER 25, 2013
will I bring to my holy mountain, and make
them joyful in my house of prayer:
their burnt offerings and their sacrifices
shall be accepted upon my altar; FOR
MY HOUSE SHALL BE CALLED A HOUSE OF PRAYER FOR
ALL PEOPLE" (Isaiah
mean the THIRD temple? No. There will be a
third temple, which the Antichrist will
temple, as far as I can tell from Scripture, will
remain only during the 3½ year tribulation and
be replaced shortly after the Second Coming of
Christ, by a FOURTH and final temple that will
be standing during the Millennium.
temple will be MUCH LARGER than the former
temples and will encompass, most or all of the
Old City, and probably spread out a bit farther
to the north and to the south.
It is a
magnificent structure, built by God that will
far exceed all former temples in size, beauty
will no longer be a place attended ONLY by
Israelites but, as the Scripture above
indicates, BY ALL PEOPLE.
We know of
at least one pilgrimage Feast that ALL NATIONS
(gentiles) will be required to attend and that
is the Feast of Sukkot (Tabernacles) which is
going on in Israel and the Diaspora even as we
speak (Zechariah 14:16).
Feast of "in-gathering" (Exodus 23:16; 34:22).
Millennium EVERYONE - Israelite or "gentile",
if there are any gentiles left - will be
required to attend and GATHER there before the
(millennial) temple is described in great
detail in chapters 40-43 of the Book of
be ANY religion in existence for NATURAL people
during the Millennium: except BIBLICAL Judaism.
will be reigning with Jesus in glorified
bodies, manifesting Jesus to natural humans,
and will have NO RELIGION AT ALL.
It will be a
Utopian Era of Peace when Messiah, the Prince
of Peace, reigns from Jerusalem:
"In the last
days THE MOUNTAIN OF THE LORD'S TEMPLE WILL BE
ESTABLISHED AS THE HIGHEST OF THE MOUNTAINS; it
will be exalted above the hills and ALL
NATIONS WILL STREAM TO IT.
will come and say, "Come, let us go up to the
mountain of the Lord, to the temple of the God
of Jacob. He
WILL TEACH US HIS WAYS,
so that we may walk in his paths."
will go out from Zion, the word of the Lord
judge between the nations (gentiles) and will
settle disputes for many peoples.
BEAT THEIR SWORDS INTO PLOWSHARES AND THEIR
SPEARS INTO PRUNING HOOKS.
NOT TAKE UP SWORD AGAINST NATION, NOR WILL THEY
TRAIN FOR WAR ANYMORE.
descendants of Jacob, let us walk in the light
of the Lord" (Isaiah 2:2-5).
SEPTEMBER 24, 2013
shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus
Christ and BELIEVE
IN YOUR HEART that
God raised Him from the dead, YOU
WILL BE SAVED"
who HAS the Son has Life,
and he who DOES
NOT have the Son of God, DOES NOT HAVE LIFE" (1
often ask me why I don't preach against certain
do usually don't hang around very long because
I'm not about to let anyone WHO DIDN'T CALL ME
INTO THE MINISTRY, AND GETS FED THE WORD daily
FOR FREE, dictate what I should or shouldn't
THE ONLY ONE whose orders I'm happy to obey.
what Jesus called me to do.
ministry has never endorsed and will never
endorse ANY denomination since they're
are FAR WORSE than others.
I have been
outspoken about certain CULTS whose doctrine
leads people straight to hell, However, IT'S
NOT EVEN ABOUT A CHANGE OF RELIGION FOR
It's about A
CHANGE OF HEART.
You can come
to Jesus and call
yourself by ANY RELIGIOUS LABEL you like:
agnostic, skeptic, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist,
Hare Krishna, Scientologist, Church of God,
Church of Christ, New Age, Mormon, Messianic
Jew, Christian Science, Moonie, Baha'i,
Lutheran, Catholic, Baptist, Pentecostal,
Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopalian,
Adventist, Quaker, Mennonite, Jehovah's
Witness, or ANYTHING ELSE.
A DENOMINATION - no matter WHAT it's called -
doesn't save anyone.
that denomination's doctrine is pretty biblical
and accurate, IT
STILL CANNOT SAVE ANYONE.
Nor can the
denomination's FOUNDER(s) - WHOEVER THEY
MAY BE - save anyone.
Jesus Christ, AND ONLY JESUS (Acts
and NO ONE ELSE will save.
DO, OR AVOID DOING, will save.
ONLY IN YOUR MIND may make you a "nice" person
on the outside, but
it will leave you ugly and unregenerate INSIDE.
YOUR HEART saves, COMPLETELY AND ABSOLUTELY.
whoever you are, and whatever religion you
belong to, or if you have no religion at all,
need to change your religion to come to Christ...
need to change ANYTHING to come to Christ:
JESUS NOW, AS YOU ARE.
your heart RIGHT
NOW, JUST AS YOU ARE.
YOUR HEART = Salvation.
the GREAT MESSAGE OF THE ETERNAL GOSPEL of His
That is the
message that has transformed billions of souls.
THAT is THE
DIFFERENCE between BEING
SAVED and BEING LOST.
If any other
"changing" is needed, Jesus will take care of
His good time.
after all is said and done, it's
not your religion that needs changing,
SEPTEMBER 23, 2013
this" and "I believe that".
what we hear constantly from pulpits, from
behind TV cameras, in other media, and from
Christians in general.
certainly BETTER THAN unbelief.
most instances, is BETTER THAN doubt.
beliefs can be, and often are, wrong.
the other hand, is
come from a number of sources: from what
others, religion included, have taught us.
we've read, that seemed pretty convincing at
we've heard that SOUNDED good.
others have shared based ON THEIR belief.
can, and often do, CHANGE.
speaking strictly in spiritual terms) NEVER
from WITNESSING AND EXPERIENCING
(Jesus) are hidden ALL
THE TREASURES OF Wisdom
and Knowledge (Colossians 2:3).
comes from KNOWING Jesus.
biblical sense, INTIMATELY...
We KNOW Him,
when we RECEIVE Him into our hearts and allow
Him to penetrate THE DEEPEST RECESSES OF OUR
I must warn
you, though, experiencing
Jesus YOURSELF -
not what OTHERS say about Him - is HIGHLY
KNOW Jesus CAN
NEVER GET ENOUGH OF Him:
The more and
the deeper we EXPERIENCE HIM, the
MORE WE WANT.
I have to
wonder if those who constantly surf the web in
search of the latest "I believe", some
religious novelty to tickle their fickle hearts
and ears, or some vacuous form of religious
"entertainment", REALLY KNOW JESUS.
only "believe in" Jesus can potentially be
convinced NOT TO believe in Him.
be persuaded TO CHANGE THEIR BELIEFS.
KNOW Jesus can never leave Him nor forsake Him.
Show me a
person who "used to be" Christian, then
SWITCHED TO traditional Judaism, Islam or some
other "belief" and I'll show you a person WHO
NEVER KNEW Jesus.
All they had
All they had
was DEAD RELIGION.
changed FROM ONE DEAD RELIGION TO ANOTHER.
(Pause & meditate).
those precious apostles and martyrs in the
Early Church endured persecution, untold
hardship, and even torture and death, rather
than forsake Jesus.
was not based on "hearsay".
EXPERIENCED Christ THEMSELVES, PERSONALLY and
corrupt world offers can
REMOTELY COMPARE with
the thrill and ABSOLUTE
DELIGHT of KNOWING Him and
EXPERIENCING HIS ALL-FULFILLING LOVE.
BEYOND belief and GET TO KNOW the Savior from
Whom ALL KNOWLEDGE flows.
SEPTEMBER 22, 2013
judge, or you too will be judged. For
in the same way you judge others, you will be
judged, and WITH THE MEASURE YOU USE, it will
be MEASURED to you.
Why do you
the speck of
sawdust in your brother's eye and
PAY NO ATTENTION TO THE PLANK IN YOUR OWN EYE?
HOW CAN YOU
SAY TO YOUR BROTHER, ‘Let me take the speck out
of your eye,' when all the time THERE IS A
PLANK IN YOUR OWN EYE?
TAKE THE PLANK OUT OF YOUR OWN EYE, and THEN
YOU WILL SEE CLEARLY to
remove the speck from your brother's eye"
say WE CANNOT JUDGE ANYONE OR ANYTHING, ever?
Did He say
we CANNOT JUDGE wrong doctrine based on His
Did He say
we CANNOT JUDGE heresies that lead lost souls
straight to hell?
what our Lord was talking about?
it was, then Jesus (perish the thought) was A
LIAR, who contradicted Himself COUNTLESS TIMES
and DID NOT practice what He preached.
the Pharisees and TEACHERS OF THE LAW rather
harshly in Matthew chapter 23.
In verse 33
of that chapter He
flat-out told them THEY WOULD NOT ESCAPE THE
JUDGMENT OF Gehenna (lake
11:17 and John 2:14-16 He
JUDGED the sellers in the temple, overturned
their tables, loosed their doves, and called
that was holy, perfect Jesus".
about IMPERFECT Paul who JUDGED Galatians who
wanted to get back under the law after being
set free by Grace? (Galatians 3:1-3)
John who JUDGED those who denied that Jesus
came in the flesh as "antichrists"? (2
imperfect Jude, Jesus' half-brother, who JUDGED
heretics and called them "clouds without rain, TWICE
DEAD AND PLUCKED UP BY THE ROOTS"? (Jude 1:12)
Adventist heretic recently quoted that
Scripture and told me that I "SHOULDN'T JUDGE
their doctrine" and that I "should only talk
about the love of Jesus".
I told her
that she must be HOLIER than Jesus because even
He, THE PERSONIFICATION OF Divine Love, DID NOT
ALWAYS talk about "God's Love".
I also told
IS A HYPOCRITE because she HAD NOT CONTACTED
HER OWN RELIGION AND TOLD THEM to talk "ONLY
ABOUT THE LOVE OF JESUS" AND
STOP JUDGING Catholics and Evangelicals as they
continually do, since they brag about being
"God's true church".
invented a mere 150 years ago cannot be "God's
true church" when
His Church has been in existence since the
first century A.D.
are to JUDGE THE ANGELS (1
judge things OF THIS WORLD based on God's Word,
we're in big trouble.
JESUS TALKING ABOUT?
talking about religious
hypocrites WHO STRAIN OUT A TINY GNAT but
SWALLOW A WHOLE CAMEL.
not the least bit interested in the millions of
damnable doctrines that affect a person's
bother TELLING THEM "hey, what you're teaching
is NOT the Gospel and CONTRADICTS God".
NOT even grateful for SPECIAL revelation from
God's Spirit and Word.
CARE about is removing that "little speck" out
of their brother's eye.
encounter them EVERY SINGLE DAY OF MY LIFE.
wasn't saying NOT to judge anything, ever.
saying DON'T FOCUS ON SMALL, UNIMPORTANT things.
theological HAIRS, when
you're letting HUGE LOGS get by WITHOUT EVEN A
WORD OF PROTEST.
based on His word.
that AFFECT an individual's ETERNAL DESTINY ARE
WHAT REALLY MATTERS.
THAT is a
is "speck". Leave it ALONE.
SEPTEMBER 21, 2013
Oh, I know
there are no decorations: no gifts being
exchanged, no snow, reindeer, lights, or
But did you
know it's Christmas?
Martel, you must have put too much rum in your
got this from the Bible.
tells us that "the Word (Jesus) was made flesh
and DWELT among us".
it reads in most English Bibles.
word for "dwelt" in the original Greek is a
derivative of skenoo which
means a sukka or
VERY SAME WORD used in the Septuagint (Greek
translation of the Tanach) for the huts or sukkas (sukkot)
mentioned in Leviticus 23:42.
(the Word) was made flesh and He (if I can
invent a new word), "sukkaed" or "tabernacled"
fact, it doesn't take much imagination to
realize that if He was born during the Feast of
Tabernacles, the traditional "stable" used by
Christians on Nativity Scenes was NOTHING BUT
A SUKKA (temporary
hut) built specially for that Feast as the Lord
Every time I
see a decorated sukka the
first thing that comes to mind is Christmas and
Nativity Scenes (see picture ABOVE, and in your
mind's eye replace the table and chairs with
figures of Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus, and
what do you have?)
23:40 commands Israelites to be WHOLLY JOYFUL
during this 7-day Feast.
commonly referred to as Zeman
"THE SEASON of
the angel said to the shepherds on that First
"Do not be
afraid. I bring you GOOD NEWS that will cause GREAT
all the people: Today in the town of David a
Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah,
the Lord (Luke
possibly bring MORE REJOICING than to welcome
the Savior, the Messiah, the Lord God Himself,
into this world?
reason that the sukka became
"a stable" in Christian tradition is because of
the manger in which Jesus was laid.
Since the sukka is
built outside a person's main residence, and
since Bethlehem is well known as a town of
shepherds (King David himself was shepherd
there before he became king), it's only natural
that there would be some feeding troth for
sheep nearby, which
Mary and Joseph used as makeshift cradle for
Some 70 days
later, on Hanukkah, which that particular year
fell on December 25, the Magi from the East
found Jesus with Mary and Joseph.
they'd moved from the sukka into
a house in Bethlehem BEFORE Joseph was told in
a dream to flee into Egypt (Matthew 2:11,
of the above was condensed into ONE Nativity
Scene that incorporated both, Jesus' birth on
Sukkot and the visit from the Wise Men on
should we celebrate His Birthday?
or, better yet, ON BOTH.
He was born as the promised Messiah and King of
the Jews, from the tribe of Judah and from King
gentiles first found Him and WORSHIPED HIM (Matthew
to His Name!
LONG I hear from bitter religious legalists
intent on ruining the celebration of the Birth
and Resurrection of our Savior for everyone
to Christmas and the Resurrection as "pagan"
GIVE A RAT'S PETOOT if NON-EXISTENT pagan
deities Ishtar, Apollos or Sol Invictus were
worshiped by pagans on those days.
pagan, I'm Christian.
DAY ON THE CALENDAR BELONGS TO JESUS.
He is to be
glorified and praised ALL
THE TIME, 24/7.
SUCH THING as a wrong time or "wrong day" in
which to PRAISE HIM and CELEBRATE HIS
4:27 commands us NOT
TO "give place to the devil".
self-righteous legalistic nincompoop wants to WITHHOLD
ADORATION FROM Jesus on THOSE DAYS and GIVE
that time OVER TO SATAN,
that's between him/her and God.
says VERY CLEARLY:
RISING OF THE SUN UNTO ITS GOING DOWN... the
LORD'S name IS TO BE PRAISED (Psalm
There are NO
DAYS EXCLUDED from
"But we will
bless the LORD FROM
THIS TIME FORTH AND FOREVERMORE Praise
the LORD" (Psalm 115:18).
is to be praised, His Salvation (Jesus) is to
be praised, from sun up to sun down, FOREVERMORE,
EVERY SINGLE DAY OF OUR LIVES.
has a problem with that, take it up with God.
SEPTEMBER 20, 2013
people think of biblical prophecy, they think
of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel or the
Book of Revelation. In
that context, the Book of Psalms doesn't
usually come to mind.
are many wonderful prophecies in the Psalms,
betrayal of our Lord was
prophesied in Psalm 69:22-28 and 109:4-8.
crucifixion of Jesus was
prophesied in Psalm 22:16.
ascension to heaven was
prophesied in Psalm 8:6, 68:18 and 110:1.
prophesied in Psalm 2:7-12 and Psalm 24:7-10.
Millennial Kingdom in
His Deity in
I could go on and on, but
there's another aspect of the Psalms worth
to be a direct correlation between many of
Psalms 1-99 with events in the 20th century,
particularly events that involve Israel.
For instance Psalm
48:1, which would correspond to Gregorian year
says "great is the Lord and most worthy of
THE CITY OF our God, His holy mountain".
those who are historically challenged, 1948
was the year (May 14, 1948 to be exact) when
the State of Israel was born.
Psalm 68 gives an
uncanny description of the aftermath of the
Six-Day War, which took place in 1967.
It begins with the wonderful statement "let
God arise and His enemies be scattered".
As we all know, it was during that war that
Israel recovered East Jerusalem (the
Old City), captured the
Golan Heights and the Sinai, all
of which are mentioned in this Psalm.
Likewise, Psalms 100-150 appear to relate
closely to this 21st century.
Psalm 113 (which
would correspond to
THIS year, 2013) is the first of the Hallel
Hallel Psalms are 113-118. They are Psalms of
They are recited during most of
God's Feasts, including
Here are some highlights:
"Blessed be the name of the LORD from this
time forth and forevermore.
rising of the sun unto the going down of the
same the LORD'S name is to be praised.
The LORD is
high above all nations and his glory above the
"Tremble, you earth, at
THE PRESENCE OF the Lord, at THE PRESENCE OF
the God of Jacob"
"Why should the nations (gentiles) say, Where
is now their God?
O Israel, trust
you in the LORD: he is their help and their
3-4, 13, 16
"The sorrows of death surrounded me, and
the pangs of Sheol got hold upon me: I
found trouble and sorrow.
Then called I upon the name of the LORD; O
LORD, I beseech you, deliver my soul".
will take THE CUP OF SALVATION (Yeshua), and
call upon the name of the LORD".
the sight of the LORD is THE DEATH OF HIS
shortest of the Psalms, consisting of only two
the LORD, all you nations (gentiles): praise
him, all you people.
merciful kindness is great toward us:
truth of the LORD endures forever. Praise you
118:1-2, 14, 18-24, 26, 28-29
"O give thanks unto the LORD; FOR HE IS
GOOD: BECAUSE HIS MERCY ENDURES FOREVER.
2 LET ISRAEL NOW SAY, that his mercy
14 The LORD is my
strength and song, AND
IS BECOME MY SALVATION.
18 The LORD has
chastened me severely: but he has not given me
over unto death.
Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will
go into them, and I will praise the LORD:
20 This gate of the LORD, into which the
righteous shall enter.
21 I will praise
you: for you have heard me, and HAVE
BECOME MY SALVATION.
22 THE STONE WHICH THE BUILDERS REJECTED HAS
BECOME THE HEAD STONE OF THE CORNER.
23 This is
the LORD'S doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.
24 THIS IS
THE DAY which
the LORD has made; we will rejoice and be glad
SEPTEMBER 19, 2013
THE MYTH OF
millions of people the world over who have
bought into the lie that, in order to go to
heaven, THEY JUST NEED to be "spiritual".
MATTER WHAT you believe, as long as you're
follow Buddhism, Hinduism, Kabbalah, Judaism,
Islam, New Age, Moonies, Hare Krishnas,
Mormonism, Masonry, Baha'i, or anything else.
Just be "a
good person", do "good deeds", read
inspirational books, meditate daily, keep a
journal of the positive thoughts that enter
your mind, and believe in some form of "supreme
known proponent of such idiocy is Oprah but,
unfortunately, she's not the only one. Hollywood
and the mainstream media clobber us with this
false "gospel" virtually 24/7.
doesn't just affect secular society, but
Christians as well: According to a recent
Pew Survey as many as
57% of supposed Evangelical Christians believe
people can get to heaven in ways OTHER THAN
thru Jesus Christ.
For all of
the above, let's set the record straight:
The ONLY WAY
people can get to heaven is to have their sins
all the supposed "Gods", there's
ONLY ONE who guaranteed your sins will be
erased, when you receive Him.
He's also THE
ONLY ONE who PAID FOR YOUR SINS, and with
His own Blood.
Not to mention that He's
the only one WHO EXISTS and IS ALIVE.
If you think God's going to accept your
"good deeds", or your being "a good person", or
your alleged "spirituality" IN PAYMENT FOR YOUR
UNDER STRONG DELUSION, AND HEADED STRAIGHT TO
EVER PAID FOR your sins (Isaiah 53:5, 8; 2
Corinthians 5:19) and
His Name is Jesus.
will ever accept is the One made by His Son, on
ONLY ONE who can get your sins blotted out
forever is Jesus Christ (Acts
3:19; Colossians 2:14).
isn't always good. There's
good spirituality that comes from Jesus who is
THE LIGHT, and there's DARK spirituality.
spiritual endeavors today, while
offering a form of piety, are FALSE, SATANIC
SUBSTITUTES for THE REAL.
prophesied in 2 Timothy 3:1-5 that this would
happen in the last days, saying such
people were "lovers of pleasures" more than
lovers of God, and that they would have "A FORM
OF GODLINESS, but deny the power thereof".
was one of God's Chosen People, a Pharisee, a
member of the Sanhedrin, a devout man, a
"spiritual" man, who doubtlessly performed many
"righteous" acts, but he couldn't pull the wool
over Jesus' eyes.
told him point-blank: "UNLESS
a person is BORN AGAIN he/she CANNOT SEE NOR
ENTER the Kingdom of God" (John
Either Jesus knew what
He was talking about, or He didn't.
bet against Jesus, if I were you.
I don't care if you're the most "spiritual"
person on earth, I don't care if you perform
good deeds non-stop 24/7: If
you want to get to heaven, YOU MUST receive
Jesus Christ into your heart as Lord, Savior
14:12, then-wise Solomon warned:
way that SEEMS RIGHT unto a man, but THE END
THEREOF IS... DEATH".
Why settle for
a FAKE when you
Spirituality without Jesus is like a Rolls
Royce with no engine:
It may LOOK good, but won't
get you ANYWHERE.
SEPTEMBER 18, 2013
weeks" prophecy is one of the most important,
and one of the most misunderstood, prophecies
in the Bible.
starters, the term "Daniel's 70th week" is
misused to refer to the future period of
is a 70th week (thank God), HALF
of it is already in our past.
weeks of this prophecy have already been
ONLY half a week (3½ years) remaining.
years are the TRIBULATION and future reign of
Antichrist, which end with the Second Coming of
7:25; 12:9; Revelation 13:5).
(Messiah Prince) is the main subject of the "70
How the heck prophecy gurus managed to get
the Antichrist into that chapter is hard to
comprehend. The Antichrist is mentioned
in Daniel chapters 7,8, and 11, but NOT IN
9:25 is clear that the first 69 weeks would
lead to the FIRST appearance of Messiah Prince.
9:26 is clear that it's only AFTER the 62-WEEK
PORTION OF THE 7 + 62 (= 69) weeks that
Messiah Prince would die.
AFTER the first 69 weeks, then His death HAD TO
HAPPEN sometime during the 70th week.
other possible alternative.
not the Antichrist, who caused "the sacrifice
and oblation to cease" in "the middle of the
ministry took up the first half (3½ years) of
the 70 week.
At THE END
thereof, He died on the cross for your sins and
then rose from the dead.
gap, therefore, is NOT between the 69th and
70th week, as is commonly taught, but
between the first half and last half of the
ALL about the Christ.
Antichrist is not even mentioned ANYWHERE.
common mistake is teaching that
the 69 weeks lead ONLY TO the FIRST coming of
point to BOTH
His First and Second Comings.
HAVE TO, since
the 70 weeks END WITH Christ's Second Coming.
Gabriel divided the 70 weeks into TWO sections:
word to return and build Jerusalem TO (the
coming of) Messiah Prince, SHALL BE 7 weeks AND (in
addition to) 62 weeks".
it THAT WAY, Gabriel cleverly and covertly gave
us, in a single equation, the timing of BOTH,
the FIRST and SECOND comings of Messiah Prince.
pointed ONLY to Jesus' First Coming, then no
division was necessary. He would have simply
said "shall be 69 weeks".
course, we think Jesus came ONLY ONCE, and will
the 70th week MUST (absolute MUST) END WITH His
division in the 69 weeks could ONLY refer to
the timing of BOTH.
Daniel such things would
remain sealed (would not be understood) UNTIL
the "time of the end".
We ARE in
the "time of the end".
these things ARE being revealed.
there are ONLY 3½ years (HALF A WEEK) "missing"
from the 70 weeks, which are yet to be
years of tribulation END the 70th WEEK with
the Second Coming of Jesus Christ to establish
His eternal Kingdom on earth.
to abandon C.I. Scofield's obsolete
eschatological mantra, which is now more than A
CENTURY OLD, and RECEIVE what God ACTUALLY
SEPTEMBER 17, 2013
KEY TO THE
U.S. and other parts of the Western World,
there's a custom, often exercised by mayors, of
presenting "the key to the city" to esteemed
visitors, residents, or other famous
individuals whom the city wishes to honor.
the recipient has freedom to enter and leave
the city at will, as a trusted friend of city
no special rights or privileges to the
recipient and is little more than an empty
ritual designed to flatter him or her and
provide a convenient photo op for opportunistic
Ah, but there
are keys given by God IN THE BIBLE. And
God's keys ARE MEANINGFUL and CONVEY SPECIAL
are not vain attempts at self-promotion since
God is God: He neither needs nor seeks
political favor, and does not need to impress
set of keys was given to Eliakim (whose
name means "the
risen God") son
of Hilkiah (meaning "God is my portion").
It was the
key of the House of David.
to Isaiah 22:20-22: "when he opens no one will
shut, when he shuts no one will open".
words are used, verbatim, in Revelation 3:7 by Jesus
(the risen God) with regards to HAVING "the KEY
opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one
has THE KEYS of Death and Hades (Revelation
set of keys was
given to Peter in
keys of the Kingdom of Heaven.
that it is often argued in evangelical circles
that the keys were also given to the other
the pronoun "you" can be either singular or
plural, but NOT in Greek.
Greek "TO YOU I will give the keys of the
Kingdom of Heaven" IS
were given ONLY to Peter based
on his bold confession that Jesus is "THE
Messiah, the Son of the Living God".
ARGUE whether there are denominations in
existence today that are the legitimate
successors of Peter, or NOT, and whether the
keys given TO PETER ALONE, were meant to be
handed down to his successors, assuming he has
LEGITIMATE, though relatively unimportant,
they were given ONLY to Peter is not up for
debate, since the original Greek couldn't be
Even if we
correctly or incorrectly ASSUME that there are
legitimate successors of Peter today, I see NO
PLACE in Scripture where it says that Peter's
keys would be handed down to his successors.
That is pure SPECULATION and lacks ANY biblical
But be that
as it may, there
are keys of death and Hades which Jesus has.
Key of David which Jesus (the risen God, or
Eliakim) ALSO has.
keys of the Kingdom of Heaven which
Jesus has, and entrusted to Peter.
The keys in
Matthew 16:17-19 are
Peter's BELIEF and CONFESSION that Jesus is
"THE Messiah, the Son of the Living God".
Those are THE
KEYS for ANYONE to ENTER God's Kingdom.
Say what you
will about Peter, but when Jesus asked His
disciples, point-blank "who
DO YOU SAY that
ONE who immediately, without any hesitation,
asserted "YOU'RE THE MESSIAH" WAS PETER.
Peter was handed the Keys of the Kingdom and
NOT the others, at that particular time.
Peter, despite his human shortcomings, was made
THE LEADER of the Church, AND IS ALWAYS
MENTIONED BEFORE the other apostles.
Furthermore, Jesus declared that Peter COULD
ONLY have gotten that revelation from the
you, Simon son of Jonah, BECAUSE FLESH AND
BLOOD DID NOT REVEAL THIS TO YOU, but
My Father who is in heaven" (Matthew
There is a
in God's Heavenly Kingdom - stupendous,
splendid, eternal and indestructible - which
father Abraham sought 4,000 years ago, whose
builder and maker is God (Hebrews
is Heavenly (New) Jerusalem, which Paul calls
"the mother of us all": (Galatians 4:26).
PRESENT YOU with the Key to that City, the
Key to His Eternal Kingdom, SO YOU MAY ENTER IT
FREELY, if you do what Peter did 2,000 years
as THE Messiah and believe in Him with ALL your
heart as the RISEN God (Romans
like to RECEIVE Jesus and the Key to His City,
New Jerusalem, click
the "key to the city" here on earth is an
empty, meaningless gesture.
THE KEYS to God's Kingdom, from
Christ Himself, is
not only the highest honor a mortal can
SEPTEMBER 16, 2013
people be saved during the tribulation?
have the testimony of the Two Witnesses for
almost the entire 3½ duration of the
tribulation (Revelation 11:3).
have the 144,000 thousand sealed Israelites who
will "instruct many" for a short while
(Revelation 7:1-9, 14:1-4; Daniel 11:33).
will also be a SPECIAL MESSENGER (angel) flying
through heaven and preaching the ETERNAL Gospel
of Salvation through Jesus Christ alone to
EVERY NATION ON EARTH,followed
by another angel warning of
the dire and ETERNAL consequences of worshiping
Antichrist or receiving his mark(Revelation
FORGIVENESS for that sin, ever.
will still be available during the tribulation.
However, it will come with A HUGE PRICE TAG
who turn to Christ, Jew or gentile,will
pay with their lives.
persecuted, tortured and killed.
prevented from buying or selling (Revelation
endure enormous hardship as food, water,
medicines and other living necessities will be
EXTREMELY SCARCE and TOTALLY UNAVAILABLE TO
THEM at least by usual means.
turn to Christ during that time will be killed.
have to use every ounce of ingenuity imaginable
survive will be raptured near the end of the
tribulation BEFORE the most severe judgments
are poured out.
special rapture for them just prior to the bowl
judgments and prior to Armageddon (Revelation
die for their faith in Christ during the
tribulation will be resurrected after the
Second Coming and they will
be eternally saved and reign with Jesus for
facts, of course, totally destroy the widely
circulated myth that "the Holy Spirit is
removed" FROM EARTH during tribulation.
Spirit is God and He can't be removed since He
Even in the
Old Testament, David said that,IF
HE WENT TO HELL ITSELF, he couldn't get away
from God's Spirit(Psalm
REMOVED and taken out of the way so Antichrist
can reign is THE BODY OF CHRIST, HIS CHURCH.
cannot be revealed, nor can he reign, UNTIL
OUR DEPARTURE takes place(2
many people will be saved even during the
tribulation, even AFTER the Church is gone.
We are not
told how many. And there are
NO GUARANTEES as to who will get saved during
that time and who won't.
HAVE ABSOLUTE GUARANTEE,
based on God's written Word,that
WHOEVER comes to Christ, He will IN NO WAY
Salvation is EASY:
At least in
the Western world,NO
ONE is threatening you or persecuting you.
NOW ALL IT
TAKES is inviting
Jesus to enter your heart: Giving Him your sins
A GIFT that we do not deserve, AND COSTS NOTHING
except our hearts.
will never be easier than it is RIGHT NOW.
never received Christ into your heart - AND
MEANT IT - or if you're not sure of Salvation,
For YOUR OWN
SAKE do so NOW.
"take your chances" and wait until the
tribulation starts, all hell breaks loose, and
HOPE that you'll have the courage THEN that you
do not have NOW, and BE WILLING TO LAY DOWN
YOUR LIFE FOR Jesus.
Or you can
receive Him NOW,
when it's SO EASY.
EVERYTHING to gain and NOTHING TO LOSE by
receiving Christ RIGHT NOW.
YOUR HEART makes you A WINNER.
SEPTEMBER 15, 2013
"The Day of
the LORD is coming, Jerusalem, when YOUR
POSSESSIONS WILL BE PLUNDERED AND DIVIDED UP
WITHIN YOUR VERY WALLS.
gather ALL THE NATIONS to Jerusalem TO FIGHT
AGAINST IT; THE CITY WILL BE CAPTURED, THE
HOUSES RANSACKED, AND THE WOMEN RAPED.
HALF OF THE
CITY WILL GO INTO EXILE, but the rest of the
people will not be taken from the city"
All who love
Jerusalem, as I do, dislike
this grim prophecy about
the Holy City.
If we didn't
know that its occupation by gentile forces will
last only 42 months,
-- and were that bleak passage not
followed by Jesus' return and the establishment
of His eternal Kingdom -- it would be
unbearable to read or even consider.
happen very soon.
way of getting around it.
residents of Jerusalem and Israeli citizens in
avoid these awful events by taking refuge in
the Judean wilderness (southeast of Jerusalem)
when they see trouble approaching.
Scripture is clear that HALF its population
will be exiled, the other half allowed to
who survive the invasion and stay in the city won't
have a very easy time.
more will flee into the desert when
the abomination of desolation is
placed in the third temple (Matthew 24:15).
want to highlight some information mentioned in
Zechariah chapter 12 that's been getting my
attention for a while, namely that when
Armageddon happens, some residents of Jerusalem
and of Judea will fight against Antichrist and
like Jesus needs any help. We know His defeat
of Antichrist is INSTANT.
gentiles will occupy it for 42 months, then
try to DESTROY IT ahead of Jesus' Return. Jews
will fight TO PROTECT JERUSALEM from being
They will be supernaturally protected and
emboldened by the imminent return of Him who,
by then, they will have come to recognize as
declares: "I am going to make Jerusalem a cup
(basin) that sends all the surrounding peoples
will be besieged as well as Jerusalem.
On that day,
WHEN ALL THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH ARE GATHERED
AGAINST HER, I will make Jerusalem AN IMMOVABLE
ROCK FOR ALL THE NATIONS. All
who try to move it (carry it away) will be cut
leaders of Judah will say in their hearts, ‘The
people of Jerusalem ARE STRONG, because the
LORD Almighty is their God.'
6 "On that
day I will make the leaders of Judah like a
firepot in a woodpile, like a flaming torch
among sheaves. THEY WILL CONSUME ALL THE
SURROUNDING PEOPLES RIGHT AND LEFT, BUT
JERUSALEM WILL REMAIN INTACT IN HER PLACE.
7 "The LORD will save the dwellings of
Judah first, SO THAT THE HONOR of the house of
David and of Jerusalem's inhabitants MAY NOT BE
GREATER THAN That of Judah.
8 On that
LORD WILL SHIELD THOSE WHO LIVE IN Jerusalem,
so that THE FEEBLEST AMONG THEM WILL BE LIKE
and the house of David will be like God, like
the angel of the LORD going before them.
9 On that day I
will set out TO DESTROY ALL THE NATIONS THAT
And I will pour out on the house of David and
the inhabitants of Jerusalem a
spirit of grace and supplication. THEY
WILL LOOK ON ME, THE ONE THEY HAVE PIERCED,
WILL MOURN FOR HIM AS
ONE MOURNS FOR AN ONLY CHILD, AND GRIEVE
BITTERLY FOR HIM AS ONE GRIEVES FOR A FIRSTBORN
11 On that day the weeping in
Jerusalem will be as great as the weeping of
Hadad Rimmon in the plain of Megiddo.
12 The land will mourn, each family by itself,
with their wives by themselves: the clan of the
house of David and their wives, the clan of the
house of Nathan and their wives, 13the clan of
the house of Levi and their wives, the clan of
Shimei and their wives, 14 and all the rest of
the clans and their wives" (Zechariah 12:1-14).
Jerusalem's SHORT-TERM future is rather
its final Destiny is glorious.
I close with two beautiful excerpts from
Zechariah chapter 14 and Luke 1:33:
"Then the LORD WILL GO OUT AND FIGHT AGAINST
THOSE NATIONS, as he fights on a day of
that day his feet will stand on the Mount of
Olives, east of Jerusalem, and the Mount of
Olives WILL BE SPLIT IN TWO FROM EAST TO WEST,
FORMING A GREAT VALLEY, with half of the
mountain moving north and half moving south...
LORD my God will come, and ALL THE SAINTS WITH
...The LORD WILL
BE KING OVER THE WHOLE EARTH (Zechariah
"And he shall reign over the
house of Jacob forever; AND
OF HIS KINGDOM THERE SHALL BE NO END".
SEPTEMBER 14, 2013
CONSEQUENCES - PART TWO
the ONE and ONLY TRUE Gospel of God's Grace has
always encountered opposition:
works have NOTHING to do with one's salvation
and you'll have a couple hundred legalists
jumping on your back, accusing you of promoting
sin, and of giving others LICENSE to sin to
their hearts' content.
That is A
ministry - or any other ministry that preaches
Grace - DOES
NOT encourage anyone to sin, quite the
CONSEQUENCES, in this life AND IN THE NEXT:
CANNOT DO - regardless of consequences - (glory
to Jesus forever!) is KEEP YOU FROM BEING
After Calvary, the Resurrection and Ascension
of Christ, SIN CANNOT keep ANYONE from BEING
5:19 Jesus clearly stated:
ANYONE WHO SETS ASIDE ONE OF THE LEAST OF THESE
COMMANDMENTS AND TEACHES OTHERS ACCORDINGLY WILL
BE CALLED LEAST IN the kingdom of heaven"...
that Jesus DIDN'T say that they would not ENTER
the Kingdom of Heaven, only that they'd be
called "least" IN the Kingdom.
In order to
be called "least" IN the Kingdom of Heaven, they
would have had to ENTER the Kingdom of Heaven.
Jesus ON RECORD stating that breaking the 10
Commandments WON''T KEEP ANYONE OUT OF His
that statement with what He says IN
THE VERY NEXT verse:
"For I tell
you that UNLESS
YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS SURPASSES THAT OF the
Pharisees and THE TEACHERS OF THE LAW, you
will CERTAINLY NOT ENTER the kingdom of heaven" (Matthew
Jesus clearly stated that you COULD break the
commandments and STILL MAKE IT TO HEAVEN: If
you did, you'd be called "least" in the Kingdom
but, thanks to His eternal, perfect, FINISHED
Work of Redemption, you'd
still be saved and MAKE IT INTO His Kingdom.
that He stated that UNLESS your righteousness
exceeded that of the Pharisees and TEACHERS
OF THE LAW, YOU
WOULD NOT ENTER heaven.
THE LAW professed
their own "righteousness" based on keeping the
Law's commandments, NOT ON FAITH IN Jesus.
plainly stated in Matthew 23:33 that Pharisees
OF THE LAW WOULD NOT ESCAPE being condemned to
If we learn
ANYTHING from these verses is that TEACHERS
OF THE LAW neither ENTER God's Kingdom, NOR
ESCAPE being condemned to hell.
used the word Gehenna which is the
eternal, FINAL destination of the wicked.
He said on
the other hand, that those who broke the Law's
commandments, and taught others to do likewise,
would be called "least" in the Kingdom, however,
THEY WOULD ENTER His Kingdom.
not end up in Gehenna like the Pharisees and
TEACHERS OF THE LAW.
is THE SAME yesterday, today and forever, the
same indictment He issued against TEACHERS OF
THE LAW back in the first century, STILL
APPLIES TO TEACHERS OF THE LAW TODAY.
Are you a TEACHER
OF THE LAW?
Do you trust
YOUR OWN righteousness, COMMANDMENT KEEPING,
"merit", Sabbath keeping, or RELIGIOUS GROUP,
to enter the Kingdom of Heaven?
If you do,
Jesus made it clear that you
won't enter His Kingdom and that you will end
up in Gehenna.
shedding of His Blood, His atoning death,
triumphant Resurrection and Ascension, Jesus
TOOK AWAY - once and for all - the sin of the
whole world (John
1:29; Hebrews 9:26; 1 John 3:5).
receive Jesus into their hearts, HAVE FAITH
(PLACE THEIR TRUST) in Jesus and
WHAT HE DID TO
SAVE US, WILL
MAKE IT TO HEAVEN, IN SPITE OF their sins.
the Message Jesus brought to us is called THE
BETTER NEWS in the Universe for a sinner than
ARE FORGIVEN. Receive Jesus and Enter into the
Kingdom of God".
SEPTEMBER 13, 2013
consequences, both in this life and the next.
What sin CAN
NO LONGER DO, thanks to Jesus, is KEEP ANYONE
FROM BEING SAVED (John
1:29; 2 Corinthians 5:19).
12:16-17 tells us that Esau "despised"
(belittled) his birthright when he came home
hungry and SOLD IT to Jacob for some lentil
"afterward... when he wanted to inherit THIS
BLESSING, HE WAS REJECTED: EVEN THOUGH HE
SOUGHT THE BLESSING WITH TEARS, HE COULD NOT
CHANGE WHAT HE HAD DONE".
Tanach, the firstborn used to inherit a DOUBLE
PORTION of the father's estate.
Isaac's estate been worth, say, 9 million
shekels, Esau would have gotten 6 million and
the remaining 3 million would have gone to
Jacob and any other siblings that came after
the rights of the firstborn were not confined
only to material wealth, but TO THE FATHER'S
based on the oath he took from Esau, Jacob
could have claimed 2/3 of Isaac's estate,
there's no record in the Bible that Jacob
received even the one-third that originally and
rightfully belonged to him.
As far as I
can tell from the Tanach, Esau
kept NOT ONLY his 2/3 portion but THE WHOLE of
Isaac's estate (including Jacob's portion).
was he crying about? What was it that he sought
with tears, but could not change, and for which
he was rejected?
Had Esau NOT
depreciated his primogeniture he
would have been one of the patriarchs, and
father of God's chosen people.
People would have been Esau's physical
descendants, the Edomites, and NOT the
Israelites (Genesis 25:23). He would have been
mentioned in Messiah's genealogy.
would speak of the "God of Abraham, Isaac and
of the "God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob".
of underestimating his birthright can be summed
up in God's succinct statement: "Jacob
I loved, but Esau I hated." (Malachi
1:2; Romans 9:13).
became extinct: but the
despite Satan's all too frequent and vicious
persecution - are still with us and
will be around as long as the sun, moon and
saved. Hebrews doesn't say he wasn't.
sin HAD CONSEQUENCES in this life AND in the
inherited a united kingdom from David, is
called the wisest man who ever lived, had
unequaled power and prestige and so much wealth
that silver, at the time, was considered
WORTHLESS and piled up on the streets like
David DIDN'T EVEN COME close to any of the
above. David had to kill Goliath, fight against
the Philistines, go into exile, hide from
Saul's jealousy, fight for many years, until
finally all Israel was his.
the wisest or the richest.
stepped in it BIG TIME at least twice, once by
having Uriah killed, and the other by ordering
a census in violation of God's express
orders (1 Chronicles 21:1-3; Exodus 30:11-16).
But he had
A HEART AFTER GOD.
great wealth and legendary wisdom, NOBODY,
not even Jews, pine for Solomon today.
long for David and for the re-emergence of HIS
glory to Jesus forever!
By the end
of his life Solomon had lost all the wisdom he
man who ever lived turned
into the biggest fool:
He had 700
wives and 300 concubines whose names and faces,
doubtlessly, he couldn't even remember.
allowed the many heathen women he cohabited
with to turn his heart away from God and toward
for even "the best" 15-minutes
of sex is
who trades THE
for a deaf, mute, dead
idol made by man's hands is TOO STUPID TO BE
Solomon's kingdom was conquered, exiled, and
LOST, since the 10 northern tribes remain
"lost" to this day.
preserve the tribes of Judah and Benjamin, NOT
for Solomon's sake, but FOR DAVID'S SAKE.
that, in Sheol, Solomon found repentance and
came to trust Israel's Messiah, and is in
heaven as we speak. But his
sins had consequences IN THIS LIFE and IN THE
be forgiven for
EVERY sin except rejection of Jesus (Matthew
no longer has the power to damn us.
But make no
mistake: sin always EXACTS
"A good man
OUT OF THE GOOD TREASURE OF THE HEART BRINGS
FORTH GOOD THINGS: and an evil man out of the
evil treasure brings forth evil things"
accusation leveled against those who preach the
TRUE Gospel of God's Grace is that we do not
preach against sinning.
don't make SIN the MAIN FOCUS of our preaching.
is the SOLUTION TO sin, the
And I, for
NO APOLOGY for it.
says, clear as daylight, that once we receive
Jesus and have our sins forgiven, WE SHOULD
MORE CONSCIOUSNESS OF SIN (Hebrews
those who make sin and the Law the focus of
been in that camp and, by God's Grace, NEVER
I do not
get up each morning and say to myself:
not fall into idolatry today, nor take God's
Name in vain, nor forget the true Sabbath (who
is Jesus Himself and not a 24-hour day), I
won't dishonor my father or mother, I won't
kill, won't commit sexual immorality, won't lie
and won't covet".
To do that
not only makes us CONSCIOUS OF sin, but fosters
God's Word ALSO SAYS that if we break JUST ONE
commandment, we are guilty of breaking the
come into my mind are
always about Jesus.
My days BEGIN
WITH Jesus, and END with Jesus,
glory to Him from everlasting to everlasting!
I do my
best to STAY FOCUSED ON JESUS WITHIN ME
throughout the day.
What I focus
on at the start of each day, and throughout the
how wonderful Jesus is, HOW MUCH He loves me,
and HOW MUCH I love and adore Him.
I start off
the day with an attitude of Love and PRAISE
toward Him, and try
to stay in that frame of spirit and mind
throughout the day.
While we all
fall short of the glory of God, at some point,
because our minds have not been totally
renewed, I find that such
attitude, for the most part, keeps sin at bay.
Jesus and you
will rarely sin.
do, you have TOTAL CONFIDENCE that your sin(s)
is/are FORGIVEN (1 John 1:7).
Focus on sin
and commandments, and YOU
WILL SIN A LOT.
LIVE IN FEAR of
breaking ANY commandment and, hence, breaking
will be CONSTANTLY knocking on your door.
And you WILL
NEVER BE SAVED because
Salvation is obtained BY GRACE ONLY THROUGH
FAITH ONLY (Ephesians 2:8-9).
IS NOT ATTAINED through "commandment keeping".
Never has been and never will be.
commandments and CONDEMNATION WILL HOVER OVER
YOUR HEAD like a dark cloud on an overcast day.
Jesus taught that not
just the Torah, but THE WHOLE BIBLE - ALL the
Law and ALL the prophets - hung on that ONE
Lord your God with
ALL your heart, and with ALL your soul, and with
ALL YOUR MIND (Matthew
Focus on the
Jesus WHO LIVES INSIDE, IN YOUR HEART, and He
will bring forth GOOD THINGS out of you.
Get to KNOW
the Son and He will make you FREE INDEED (John
Jesus, His Goodness (Grace) and His Love, and you
won't ever have to worry about sin or
often question the Salvation of certain Bible
characters like Adam, Esau, King Saul, Solomon,
Ananias and Sapphira.
heard supposed "ministers of the Gospel" WONDER
individuals had in common is that they all BLEW
IT at some point and fell into sin.
We know for
instance that Saul INTENTIONALLY DISOBEYED
God's Torah directive which forbad
consulting witches, diviners, or talking to the
Samuel 28:7-19; 1 Chronicles 10:13).
We know that
Solomon, whose kingdom began in wisdom and
splendor, fell into
gross idolatry toward the end of his life (1
We know Esau
sold his birthright for a pot of lentils, since
they didn't have fast food in 1978 B.C.,
And we know
and Sapphira LIED to the Holy Spirit and
dropped dead at Peter's feet (Acts
Christians ask these questions, they're
consciously or subconsciously SUPPOSING that
WORKS have ANYTHING to do with anyone's
that, because these individuals were REBELLIOUS
AND DISOBEDIENT, such
ACTIONS automatically disqualified THEM from
If that were
the case, there
wouldn't be even a glimmer of hope of Salvation
BEING ON THIS
PLANET WOULD BE HOPELESSLY
AND IRRETRIEVABLY LOST.
don't think we have IDOLATERS in the Church
we don't have diviners and familiar spirits
operating within Christendom?
birthrights and double-portions, you
don't think there are Christians who'd sell
Jesus out for a Big Mac?
our churches and "Christian airwaves" are
not filled with people who LIE in Jesus' Name,
LIE to the Holy Spirit, LIE ABOUT the Spirit,
and ATTRIBUTE to the Spirit A LOT OF GARBAGE
which He never said or DID?
Christians harbor such doubt is that FOR
DECADES we've been hearing an ambiguous
"gospel" of grace plus works:
preachers who say out of one side of their
mouths that "salvation is AN UNMERITED GIFT of
God's Grace", will say out of the other side of
their mouths that
if we do or NOT DO certain things God will
punish us, put a curse on us, withhold His
NOT FIRMLY ESTABLISHED ON THE Grace of God,
which is THE ONLY THING that saves us.
Grace, His Goodness TOWARD THOSE who DO NOT
DESERVE IT - AND CANNOT EARN IT - is THE ONLY
THING that saves you, me, Saul, Solomon,
Ananias, OR ANYONE ELSE.
have it BOTH WAYS.
ALWAYS BEEN by Grace through Faith (Genesis
A PERVERSION of THE
"gospel" is ANATHEMA (Galatians
Jesus is ON
RECORD saying that EVERY
SIN will be forgiven men, except blasphemy
against the Holy Spirit (Matthew
against the Spirit, when stripped down to nuts
and bolts, is
rejection of the Spirit's witness about Jesus,
hence REJECTION OF Jesus.
sin will be forgiven.
what God's Grace is:
FORGIVENESS for every bad thing we've ever
Grace is AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE.
ONLY available through Jesus Christ.
THE ONLY ONE who PAID FOR every sin ever
repenting (returning to God, from whom we all
Jesus into our hearts, and TRUSTING Him.
based ENTIRELY on WHAT
NEVER BASED ON what WE DO.
SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
prophetic scenario in Jewish eschatology that
calls for the destruction of Damascus and
surrounding areas, through either a huge flood
followed by the invasion of Jerusalem, followed
by the reign of Messiah.
scenario is based on the Prophet Zechariah's
commonly referred to as "the Damascus Phase".
keep in mind that the original text DID NOT
contain chapter divisions or verse numbers.
It was one
long, continuous text.
Messianic Jews interpret this as indication
that the destruction of Damascus is what kicks
off the tribulation.
(underline "MAY") have a point.
If we read
Isaiah's chapters 13-27, we don't see that at
all: the Rapture occurs in chapter 13 and
Damascus isn't destroyed till chapter 17, 4
long chapters later.
we read Zechariah 9-14, he
does unquestionably begin with SOMETHING
happening in Damascus and nearby Hamath.
Hamath (modern day Hama) is one of the places
where Saddam Hussein's WMD's are said to have
been transported prior to the American invasion
then moves to some prophecies about the
original destruction of Tyre by Alexander the
great, to the first coming of Jesus (rest of
chapter 9), to the restoration of Israel and
Judah (chapter 10) and Jesus' betrayal by Judas
(chapter 11), then to the siege of Jerusalem
and Armageddon in chapters 12-14.
Zechariah 9:1-2 even more tantalizing is that
prophecy of the word of the Lord for the land
of Hadrach (Syria), with Damascus its resting
place: WHEN THE EYES OF MAN, AS OF ALL THE
TRIBES OF ISRAEL, SHALL BE TOWARD THE LORD.
will be in its borders,
as well as Tyre and Sidon"...
I must admit
that I don't see the tsunami anywhere, or the
DESTRUCTION of Damascus spelled out, as it is
in Isaiah 17:1, but
I'm willing to keep an open mind.
without a doubt, that Damascus will become a
pile of rubble.
wherever, exactly, it may fit into the end-time
scenario, WHAT TRIGGERS OFF the tribulation,
according to a number of Scriptures, that we've
cited time and again are "THE
the sun, moon, stars, heaven and, MOST
APPEARING of Jesus.
on in Syria is very important and fits
somewhere in the
tribulation begins when Jesus opens the 6th
seal (Revelation 6:12).
does mention the "roaring of the waves and
that affects Syria, or some other part of the
world, remains to be seen.
SEPTEMBER 9, 2013
president, members of Congress, and other
leaders of the free world, face some very
delicate and difficult decisions in the days
principle it's hard to disagree with President
Obama's stance on the use of chemical weapons
by the Assad regime against its own people, or
with the need for military action against the
As is often the case in
the Middle East, it's hard to differentiate the
"good guys" from the "bad guys".
In fact, one
could argue that
there are no "good guys".
anyone who values freedom condemn those who
want to rid themselves of an evil tyrant who
rules with an iron fist and, evidently, cares
nothing for his citizens but is only interested
other hand, if Assad is removed from power,
WHAT will succeed him?
be their position toward the West and, most
importantly, toward Israel?
reports that Al Qaeda has infiltrated rebel
forces extremely disturbing:
they took a Christian village on the outskirts
of Damascus and, indiscriminately, killed a
bunch of people.
Obama stated very clearly that the goal of any
U.S. military action is NOT regime change, but
merely punishing the hideous use of chemical
weapons outlawed by the international
there are serious and legitimate concerns
whether Assad is removed from power or somehow
manages to stay.
appear to be numbered. And yet, as
barbaric as he is, what guarantees are there
that what will follow WON'T BE EVEN WORSE?
at what happened in Egypt after Mubarak's
mindful that Bible prophecy calls for "perilous
times" such as these.
forget that Saddam
Hussein HAD - without any doubt - chemical
weapons and other WMD's which, like Assad, he
used against his people, to be more specific,
against the Kurds.
mysteriously "disappeared" just prior to the
U.S. invasion of Iraq.
the time U.N. inspectors arrived on the scene,
they searched far and wide, within Iraq, and
could not find any.
If we KNOW
he had such weapons, and we KNOW they were NO
LONGER THERE when the U.S. arrived, the
9:13-19 is EXCRUCIATINGLY CLEAR that, soon
after the tribulation begins, there
will be a huge number of HIGHLY TOXIC missiles
that go off from the Euphrates region AND
murder ONE THIRD of mankind.
indicates that these missiles were
PRE-PROGRAMMED to go off at a specific year,
month, day AND HOUR.
weapons ARE NO LONGER in Iraq - since U.N.
inspectors couldn't find them there - WHAT
OTHER Euphrates watered nation could have them?
would have to be Syria.
Iraq, the Euphrates only runs in two other
nations: a small portion of Turkey and Syria.
the U.S. invasion of Iraq, there were reports
of numerous convoys transporting such weapons
constantly asked how the destruction of
Damascus, prophesied in Isaiah 17:1 will happen
and, most recently, if U.S. military strikes
against Assad's regime will fulfill that
Bible doesn't tell us HOW. Simply that Damascus
will become "a heap of ruins".
And, no, the
U.S. invasion may CONTRIBUTE to turn Damascus
into rubble, but
I'm quite certain President Obama does not plan
to nuke Damascus into oblivion.
But if I
had to GUESS - and this is JUST AN EDUCATED
GUESS - we DO NOT HAVE conclusive scriptural
PROOF of what I'm about to say...
Damascus is ALREADY partially ruined by its own
damage inflicted when all those missiles go off
will probably be avenged, by whoever has the
upper military hand at the time, possibly by
the Antichrist himself. And,
C. If A
and B don't finish the job, the huge earthquake
mentioned in Revelation 16:17-19, will.
Damascus, if it's still standing, but all
the world, from New York to New Delhi, from
Tokyo to Tripoli, from Brussels to Beijing will
will Damascus become "a heap of ruins" as
prophesied by Isaiah 2,800 years ago, so will
every major metropolis.
SEPTEMBER 8, 2013
We tend to
think in terms of the Gregorian ("Christian")
calendar, the Hebrew calendar, the Mayan
calendar, the Aztec calendar, the Inca
calendar, the Chinese calendar, the Islamic
Bet you didn't know that God
has HIS OWN calendar.
In fact, it
was God who GAVE the children of Israel their
calendar, told them when the year should begin,
when each month should begin, what
Feasts they were to observe, and how (Exodus
12:2, Leviticus chapters 23-25).
Israelites today, with
the possible exception of Karaite Jews, DO
NOT follow His calendar precisely but
approximately, based on calculations.
Unfortunately, there are a number of years
"missing" from both Karaite and rabbinic
Calendar always begins and, consequently, also
ENDS, IN THE SPRING.
beginning of the year for God HAS ALWAYS been
in the month of Aviv (or Nisan, as it became
known during the Babylonian captivity) which
corresponds with March/April in the Christian
Wait it a minute, I thought the Jewish New
Year was Rosh Hashanah, which was just
NO. Rabbis came up with the
idea of a Civil Year and a Religious Year
during Babylonian captivity. That's
when they began to refer to Yom Teruah as "Rosh
Hashanah" or "Head of the Year".
God ordained this Feast,
He never called it "Rosh Hashanah" and He
never said it should be the beginning of ANY
ALWAYS used, and will ALWAYS use, His calendar.
He won't use anyone else's.
although His First Coming in human form,
forever divided "time" into two distinct
sections B.C. (Before Christ) and A.D. (Anno
Domini, or "Year of our Lord"), His
calendar, like God Himself, NEVER changes.
Secularists can call it "Common Era" (C.E.)
all they want, but
the so-called "Common Era" is based ENTIRELY on
Jesus' birth, and
the so-called B.C.E. (Before Common Era) are
the years BEFORE
Jesus' birth, like it or not.
God has never used ANY calendar other than
the ONE He established:
The FIRST month was
originally known as Aviv (Exodus
13:4; 23:15; 34:18; Deuteronomy 16:1). In
captivity it became known by its Babylonian
name "Nisan" (Nehemiah
2:1; Esther 3:7).
originally known as Zif (1
Kings 6:1,37). In captivity it became known by
its Babylonian name "Iyyar".
month was originally known as Ethanin (1
Kings 8:2). In
Babylonian captivity it became known by its
Babylonian name, which Jews use to this very
month was originally known as Bul (1 Kings
6:38). In captivity it became known by its
Babylonian name "Heshvan".
are called APPOINTED
Those are the moments on God's
God sovereignly chose for certain prophetic
events to unfold.
SEPTEMBER 7, 2013
unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!
For you SHUT UP THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN against
men: FOR YOU NEITHER GO IN YOURSELVES, NOR
ALLOW THEM THAT ARE ENTERING TO GO IN (Matthew
walked the earth, there were two distinct and
(teachers of the Law) & Pharisees, and
Pharisees were VERY RELIGIOUS, held in high
esteem; they believed they were SUPERIOR and THE
ONLY GROUP that truly served God:
in THEIR OWN self-righteousness and constantly
bragged about being "the ONLY ones" who kept
the 10 Commandments, "the ONLY ones" who truly
observed the Sabbath, "the ONLY ones" who
tithed, "the ONLY ones" who lived righteously,
and "the ONLY ones" who had CORRECT DOCTRINE (Luke
however, saw things somewhat differently.
they were "children of hell", "unclean", "blind
guides", "fools", "hypocrites", "SNAKES" and a
"brood of vipers" (Matthew
To Jesus, prostitutes
and publicans would enter the Kingdom of God
BEFORE Pharisees & scribes (Matthew
To Jesus, scribes
and Pharisees WOULD
NOT ESCAPE THE JUDGMENT OF HELL (Matthew
and Pharisees OPPOSED JESUS, His teachings, and
His ministry, TOOTH AND NAIL:
As soon as
they had the opportunity, they DEMANDED His
crucifixion (Luke 23:13-20).
on the other hand, were generally despised and
considered sinful low-lives.
DIDN'T BRAG about their own "righteousness".
even PRETEND TO BE righteous.
BOAST about being "the
ONLY ones" who did ANYTHING virtuous.
They DID NOT
claim to observe the
10 Commandments or the Sabbath.
NOT boast about having the "ONLY correct"
Yet, for the
most part, they
welcomed Jesus, His teachings and ministry.
out with Him, ate with Him, TRUSTED HIM, and received
forgiveness and Salvation.
CALLED publicans, prostitutes or ANY OTHER
lowly sinner "children
of hell", "unclean", "blind guides", "fools",
"hypocrites", "SNAKES" or "brood of vipers".
NEVER SAID publicans WOULD GO TO HELL.
publicans and prostitutes WOULD
ENTER the Kingdom of God BEFORE
Pharisees and legalists (scribes) (Matthew
groups are still with us today.
reading this message is either a "Pharisee" or
a "publican" where Salvation is concerned.
each individual TO DO SOME
DEEP, HONEST, SOUL SEARCHING.
In order to
BE SAVED, we must ABANDON ANY PRETENSE of
"being righteous", or having ANY "merit".
WANT SALVATION must
ADMIT THEIR OWN SINFULNESS, and
THEIR FALLING WAAAAAAAAAAY SHORT
OF GOD'S GLORY.
HUMBLE THEMSELVES before Jesus, THROW
THEMSELVES TOTALLY and HELPLESSLY at His Mercy, and
say like the publican in the parable:
MERCY ON ME, A SINNER".
Will you say
that to Jesus TODAY?
Holy Spirit speak to your heart and guide you.
SEPTEMBER 6, 2013
often confuse pre-trib Rapture with SECRET
ministry HAS PROVEN SCRIPTURALLY that the
Rapture (Jesus be praised) takes
place PRIOR TO the tribulation judgments:
proof, scroll down to Myth
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we have never believed or taught that the
Rapture happens in secret.
In fact, the
secret Rapture is one of the many prophecy
myths that we expose on our Home
Page (see Myth #36).
THE START OF the
the Rapture takes place BEFORE the tribulation
(trumpet) judgments begin.
takes place UNDER
THE 6TH SEAL (Revelation
tribulation (trumpet) judgments BEGIN UNDER
THE 7TH SEAL (Revelation
SECRET about it.
that is the prevalent teaching among so-called
they teach that "there are no signs that
precede the Rapture".
have NO IDEA WHAT has happened.
will chalk up the disappearing of millions of
people to "alien abduction".
premise is absurd. It's also UNSCRIPTURAL.
will people left on earth (unbelievers) KNOW
EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED, THEY'LL ALSO
KNOW THAT SOME HORRIFIC JUDGMENTS ARE ABOUT TO
FALL ON THEM:
way Revelation 6:14-16 puts it:
heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled
together; and every mountain and island were
moved out of their places.
KINGS OF THE EARTH, and the GREAT MEN, and the
RICH MEN... HID THEMSELVES IN THE DENS AND IN
THE ROCKS OF THE MOUNTAINS; And said to the
mountains and rocks, FALL
ON US, AND HIDE US FROM THE FACE OF HIM that
sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the
THE GREAT DAY OF HIS WRATH HAS COME; AND WHO
SHALL BE ABLE TO STAND?
sound to you like these people DON'T
KNOW what's happening?
Or like they
IDEA what's coming next?
Scripture indicate they're
Do you see
anywhere in the Book of Revelation people
asking "WHAT HAPPENED TO ALL THOSE WHO SUDDENLY
matter, DO YOU FIND THAT ANYWHERE
ELSE IN Scripture?
those verses THEY'LL
KNOW EXACTLY what's happening.
KNOW the Rapture's taken place and THEY'LL KNOW
that hell on earth will follow.
this is the "great day of God's wrath", that's
why they ask the rocks and mountains to "fall
on them" and HIDE THEM.
it's BETTER to die crushed under a massive
rock, or buried under a landslide, than to
endure the 3½ years of tribulation.
Scriptures also say THEY
WILL SEE JESUS in the clouds and ask to be
hidden FROM HIS FACE.
says the same thing: THAT
THEY WILL SEE HIM coming in the clouds with
power and great glory.
only false and unethical, but SUPREMELY
IRRESPONSIBLE, to invent these fake theories
about a "secret Rapture" and "alien
THEM OFF AS "Bible prophecy" -- when THEY
TOTALLY CONTRADICT THE BIBLE --
and then SELL THEM to dumb, gullible
signs that the Rapture's about to happen and
that the tribulation is beginning in a number
of places, including:
13:9-10; Joel 2:28-32; Matthew 24:29, Luke
21:25, Revelation 6:12.
Himself said there WILL BE SIGNS that the
Rapture is ABOUT TO happen (Luke
UNBELIEVERS will recognize those signs and
KNOW PRECISELY what they mean.
ONES who ARE CLUELESS about
this are the greed-driven, self-promoting,
self-declared "prophecy experts".
THERE WILL BE SIGNS, those who know Jesus don't
look for SIGNS (plural): WE
LOOK FOR HIM (Hebrews
FOCUSED ON "signs", we're FOCUSED ON our
APPEARING (1 John 3:2) is
THE SIGN that will transform and rapture us.
SEPTEMBER 5, 2013
ever watched one of the typical Christian films
about the Rapture, they always present the same
going on as usual, then all
of a sudden, millions of believers vanish,
their now empty clothes
dropping dramatically to the floor,
and there are thousands of accidents, since
those who were driving disappear and thousands
of cars crash. Same goes for trains, buses, and
After a brief period of
adjustment to this new reality, life
continues to go on AS NORMAL, and
some Machiavellian character who already
occupies a prominent place in politics or
religion, emerges as the feared Antichrist.
deceives people into taking his mark under the
pretext of bringing peace and unity to the
NOT KNOCKING these films which,
for the most part, are well-intentioned and
that Jesus has even used to bring some souls to
I'd like to
different scenario which is far more in line
huge shaking of
atmospheric heaven and earth.
shaking INTERRUPTS SATELLITE and MASS
COMMUNICATION and rearranges geography.
TV's, air-traffic control, radar, cell phones,
are no longer functional.
turns TOTALLY dark, as there is NO ELECTRICITY
that way for several days causing emergency
landings and bringing all forms transportation
to a virtual HALT.
In the midst
of the black sky, the
moon appears the color of blood, there's a huge
background of darkness, the sky divides, rolls
up on each side, and Jesus
APPEARS in glory.
By the time
SOME sunlight returns, BILLIONS of people and
land animals have disappeared.
on earth find not only loved
ones missing, children missing,
pets and other animals missing, key government
personnel gone, but land
masses and, consequently, nations and
continents have relocated.
scramble to come to grips with this new
landscape, trumpet judgments begin to fall:
the earth's SURFACE is instantly incinerated.
of remaining mankind dies.
food become very
disease spreads, war
breaks out and superpowers fall.
life" is A THING OF THE PAST.
chaos, DESTRUCTION, CALAMITY, and confusion, a
powerful figure from the distant past,
the greatest military hero and tactician in
history, the widely admired "Defender of
professed himself to be a god, emerges
from the abyss, RISEN FROM THE DEAD.
He vows to
"defend" remaining humans, and what's left of
the planet, against the "unfair", "abusive"
Christ who has brought all this "evil" and
terrible judgments on them.
rightfully named the Anti-Christ.
Jesus-hating, unrepentant humans, he
represents EXACTLY what they've been looking
HAS THE ABILITY to topple the "oppressive" rule
of Christ, prevent
His Second Coming and, consequently, THE
ESTABLISHMENT OF HIS KINGDOM ON EARTH.
to do it, than this individual who, like Jesus,
APPEARS RISEN FROM THE DEAD, and who, like
Jesus, exhibits supernatural powers?
A man who,
UNLIKE JESUS, POSSESSES
THE GREATEST MILITARY CREDENTIALS IN HISTORY?
DIDN'T KNOW Christ,
and these two RESURRECTED individuals WENT TO
WAR against each other, WHICH ONE WOULD YOU BET
peaceful, "turn the other cheek" carpenter?
greatest warrior, general, and military genius
Christ-rejecting humans go crazy over Alex and
"WHO IS LIKE
Alexander (the beast)? WHO is
MAKE WAR AGAINST
hasn't even RISEN yet, and he's already
worshiped by A LOT OF PEOPLE. I hear from his
worshipers all the time.
Book of Revelation doesn't end there:
Most of you
have read "THE
the Book", as have I.
We KNOW who THE
We also know
where THE LOSER ENDS UP, along with all the
LOSERS who follow him (Revelation