WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30,
NO RAPTURE IN 2014
I hate to be the
bearer of disappointing news, but THIS
ISN'T the year of the Rapture.
supernatural manipulation of time by God, the earliest we
could expect the collective Rapture of the Church would be
next year (2015).
And the Second Coming
can't be expected any earlier than 2018.
I know that's not what
most of you want to read: For what it's worth, I don't like
But I'm not going to
KNOWINGLY teach error, or get your hopes up KNOWING you'll
be doubly disappointed when it DOESN'T happen.
Well, how can you say
that when we got the better part of 2014 still ahead?
There's no way to get the 42
months the Antichrist must reign from the rest of 2014
to the last Feast of 2017 which is Tabernacles.
And we know from
numerous Scriptures that the
tribulation MUST end on a moed (major
Feast of the Lord, Daniel 8:19; 11:35).
Well, couldn't the
Second Coming happen in the spring of 2018 and the Rapture
take place around the fall Feasts (Yom Teruah, Yom Kippur,
Sukkot) this year?
There's no grape
harvest and, consequently, no grape trampling in the
Jesus repeatedly ties
the end times to the harvest seasons in Israel, both in the
Gospels and in the Book of Revelation (Matthew 13:30-39;
Mark 4:29; Revelation 14:15-16).
The Second Coming takes place
at or near the end of the grape harvest, which takes place
from roughly July to September (Genesis 49:10-11;
Isaiah 63:2-3; Joel 3:13; Revelation 14:19-20; 19:15).
There's A LOT MORE I
have to say about these things, but since we got plenty of
I will address OTHER
PERTINENT ISSUES as the Spirit leads, and when He leads.
But aren't you being a
bit presumptuous? Doesn't Scripture say "NO ONE knows the
day or hour"? (Mark 13:32)
Scripture says that in
PRESENT tense. It says "no one KNOWS". It DOES NOT SAY "no
one will EVER know".
No one KNEW 2,000
years ago, not the angels, NOT EVEN Jesus Himself as a
human being, since He (as God) had sealed that knowledge
UNTIL OUR TIME (Daniel 12:4,9).
When the Rapture
happens EVERYONE - saved
or unsaved - WILL KNOW the
exact day and the exact hour that it happened.
So please get off your
brainwashed eschatological high-horse. You're the same
person who searches for "2014 Rapture", "Rapture 2014" or
"Rapture this year" then turns around and plays the
sanctimonious "NO ONE KNOWS the day" card.
NOTICE TO NITPICKERS:
the title on this page and on our navigation menu will
remain "2014 Rapture", even though I'm flat-out telling
you it won't happen this year.
That's the term many
people are searching for, and I'm not going to relinquish
our NUMBER ONE RANKING (to Jesus be the glory!) for the
sake of a few ignoramuses who just "don't get it".
Also, it may take a
while for this information to appear in OTHER PARTS of the
website. Please don't write us some impertinent email
saying "you said this in the daily message, but it says
"__" elsewhere on your website.
We minister to REAL
people, with REAL needs in
We will update those
other pages AS SOON AS WE ARE HUMANLY ABLE.
But what about the
I HAVEN'T seen any, have
What I saw recently
was a NATURAL lunar eclipse, where the moon turned a
coppery orange-y color that LOOKS NOTHING LIKE BLOOD.
That WASN'T a "blood
As already noted in
our 2014 prophecy update (click on link ABOVE) these series
of lunar eclipses may have ominous meaning for
They have nothing to
do with the Rapture.
When the Rapture
finally happens the
moon will LITERALLY turn the color of blood, that deep,
rich, crimson color.
When it does, you'll
NOTICE the difference, a BIG difference.
I'll have more to say
with regards to that as well, at the appropriate time.
Don't worry. He hasn't
forgotten. He's coming.
Just a bit later than
Well, what if you're
wrong and He takes us home this year?
I'll be THE HAPPIEST
person standing before His Throne. Amen.
TUESDAY, APRIL 29,
Is it ALWAYS WRONG to
call someone else a fool?
According to most
atheists and unbelievers Jesus said the answer is "yes".
According to JESUS
Himself, the answer is "no".
Thank God for Jesus or
Mr. T would go straight to hell...
It's bad enough that
most Christians are biblical illiterates, but when AN
UNBELIEVER MISQUOTES God's Word and tries to play "gotcha",
it's more than I can take.
Such was the case with
a Muslim who recently wrote a very aggressive and critical
email, asking, among other things, if I'd ever read the
I told him that I'd
read most of it. That it's nothing but cheap copycat
plagiarism of the Hebrew Bible, Old and New Testaments,
with a few self-serving "adjustments".
And that a supposed
"deity" WHO CAN'T EVEN WRITE HIS OWN BOOK, but needs to
plagiarize another, IS NO god
He also questioned
what happened to all those who lived before Jesus.
I've answered that
question many times in these daily messages:
They went to Sheol,
the abode of the dead, which was compartmentalized at that
time into hell, a place of torment (for the unsaved), and
the Bosom of Abraham, a place of peace and comfort, for
those who died in the faith, UNTIL Jesus rose from the
dead, liberated them, and took them up to heaven with Him
(Luke 16:22-31; Matthew 27:50-53).
However, this guy
wasn't really looking for answers, nor did he care about
Therefore, I replied
that a better question was "what happened to all those who
came BEFORE Muhammad, since Muhammad appeared almost
700 years AFTER Jesus?"
I also said that I
answer directly to Jesus and NOT to a lost fool like him.
When he read the word
fool he shot back that Jesus had said that "if
you call ANOTHER MAN a fool, you're in danger of hell
Is THAT what Jesus
Sadly, 99% of
"Christians" would have been taken by this lost fool and
thought he had quoted Scripture correctly.
This was my answer,
word for word:
Matthew 5:22 DOES
NOT SAY that "he who calls ANOTHER
MAN fool" is in danger of hell fire, AS
YOU FALSELY STATE.
"But I say unto you,
That whosoever is angry with HIS
BROTHER without a cause shall be in danger of the
judgment: and whosoever shall say to HIS
BROTHER, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but
whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell
Which part of "HIS
BROTHER" DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND, FOOL?
Anyone who pushes
Islam IS NOT MY BROTHER. Therefore, I have every right to
call him (or in this case, YOU) a fool.
said that BEFORE He went to Golgotha and PAID FOR ALL SIN
FOR ALL TIME (John 1:29; Hebrews 9:26; 10:14; 1 John 3:5).
He said that PRIOR TO
THE NEW COVENANT, while the Torah (Law) was still in
Obviously, that DOES
NOT APPLY TO BORN-AGAIN BELIEVERS under the New Testament
since the Apostle Paul says "oh, FOOLISH Galatians" in
stupid, INSINCERE and self-serving "argument" is thoroughly
refuted and rendered NULL AND VOID”.
Here's a perfect
example of why it's SO IMPORTANT TO
KNOW what the Bible ACTUALLY SAYS, and not what SOMEONE
ELSE SAYS that "it says".
In fact, JESUS
HIMSELF calls the Pharisees of His day "fools" in
He used the VERY SAME
WORD as in Matthew 5:22, moros (from which we get
the English "moron").
And He didn't JUST
call them "fools" (morons) but "BLIND
Was Jesus (perish the
thought) "in danger of hell fire" for using that word?
Didn't Jesus PRACTICE
what He preached?
Of course He did! He
used it in reference to the Pharisees WHO WERE LOST, DID
NOT BELIEVE IN HIM and, therefore, were
NOT HIS SPIRITUAL BROTHERS.
They were as lost AS
THAT LOST FOOL who tried to TWIST Scripture to further his
We shouldn't go around
calling others "fool" unless it's warranted.
But is it ever O.K. to call
others, especially unbelievers who attack Jesus, "fool"?
Jesus DID IT and Paul
And UNLESS THESE LOST
FOOLS repent and receive Jesus as God and Savior, all
self-righteous religionists who think they're better than
me and holier than Jesus because "they've
NEVER!!!" called anyone fool, will perish along with
their fake "righteousness".
MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014
GOOD ENOUGH FOR JESUS
When Jesus was tempted
by Satan, after 40 days and nights of fasting, He DID NOT
SAY "I think", "I feel", "I believe", "I am of the
opinion", "this is how I interpret Scripture", "Hillel
said", "the Mishna (oral law) says", "I've experienced" or
"Scripture contains much Truth" (as though it also
IF ANYONE, on this earth
or anywhere else, HAD A RIGHT
to express His opinion, or His feelings, it would be Jesus,
for various reasons:
1. He is God.
Consequently, He is Perfect.
3. He is the Truth.
He is sinless and infallible.
5. He is Divine Love,
Truth and Righteousness Personified.
But EVEN JESUS did not
egotistically say "I think" or "I've experienced", or "I
believe" as though HIS
OPINION was all that mattered.
Nor did He visit a
public forum, where every ignoramus in town could express
ANY STUPID IDEA THAT CROSSED his or her amoeba-size brain,
and ask "what do you guys THINK I should tell Satan?"
As a human, He
answered each and every challenge from the adversary with
"It is written"...
"It is written"...
"It is written"...
And quoted Scripture,
authoritatively and VERBATIM,
after each "It is written".
Day after day I
interact with many people, believers and unbelievers alike.
ALL I ever get is
opinion, conjecture, feelings, hunches, experiences,
theories, dreams, alleged visions, and hearsay.
The VERY FEW times that
someone even MENTIONS Scripture, they either MISQUOTE IT
and/or take it totally out of context.
I don't get on
unbelievers' cases for it, after all, they're unsaved.
WITH THEM I have to
rely on Spirit guidance, Spirit Wisdom, and human reason.
you are a believer, I'm gonna get ALL OVER your case for
NOT knowing what God says.
For believers there's
simply NO EXCUSE.
How can we call God
"our Father" when we DON'T
KNOW WHAT He said or wants, or expects?
How can we claim to
KNOW Jesus when we have NO
IDEA what He said, thinks or likes?
So, let me get this
You participate in all
those moronic "Christian" forums to see what
OTHER SINNERS THINK, but you are NOT the least bit
INTERESTED IN what God says?
You DON'T CARE about what God/Jesus
you want us to care about WHAT YOU THINK?
Some who are reading
this right now need MASSIVE reality check and complete
How do you know that what you
see or hear is true UNLESS you measure it against God's
Word, which is THE STANDARD OF
I have NO RESPECT
(ZERO!) for ANYONE who disrespects God's Word.
I have NO RESPECT
(ZERO!) for ANYONE who MISREPRESENTS God by misquoting or
misapplying His HOLY, INERRANT, TRUE and ETERNAL Word.
The Word of God is
SPIRITUAL and even MATERIAL Substance and very much alive.
and it WAS! (Genesis
The WRITTEN Word, in
its original form, is an Expression and Manifestation of
God, just as much as Jesus
the human, Incarnate, Living Word.
Jesus said "Man shall
not live by bread alone, but
BY EVERY WORD that proceeds out of the mouth of God" (Matthew
4:4; Deuteronomy 8:3).
If Jesus, the HOLY,
PERFECT, SINLESS Son of God found
it NECESSARY to meditate, study, MEMORIZE, and precisely
QUOTE the Scriptures, HOW MUCH MORE should sinful mortals?
Unless, of course, you
think you're SUPERIOR TO Jesus.
If you do, you're
INSANE and belong in the booby hatch.
If the written Word is good
enough for the Word Incarnate (Jesus), it should be
GOOD ENOUGH FOR ALL OF US.
SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 2014
DEAD SEA SCROLLS
The Dead Sea Scrolls
are a collection of 981 texts discovered between 1946 and
1956 at the Qumran caves, about a mile west of the Dead
Most of these texts
are on display at the Shrine of the Book Museum in
The texts are of great
historical, religious, and linguistic significance because
they include the earliest known surviving manuscripts of
works included in the Hebrew Bible's canon, along with
deuterocanonical and extra-biblical manuscripts which
represent the diversity of religious thought in Judaism
during the Second Temple era.
They are written
mostly in Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek, mostly on parchment,
although some are written on papyrus, and there's even a
famous copper scroll.
attribute them to the Essenes, a rather secluded, ascetic
Jewish community that lived in the Dead Sea area during the
Second Temple era.
According to Josephus,
the Essenes were displeased with the religious
establishment dominated by the High Priest, chief priests
Some scholars believe
that John the Baptist was a member of this sect.
Coins found on the
site were minted anywhere from 135 BC to 73 A.D.
The manuscripts have
been dated between 408 BC and 308 A.D.
perhaps, is that they prove the integrity of the biblical
text, meticulously preserved by dedicated scribes through
Their Bible (Tanach, Old Testament) -
dating as far back as the 5th century B.C. - reads exactly
like yours and mine does today.
About 40% of the
manuscripts are copies of books from the Hebrew Bible, 30%
are deuterocanonical texts from the Second Temple Period
like the Book of Enoch, and Jubilees, and the other 30% are
documents that shed light on the rules and beliefs of that
particular group within greater Judaism.
A mysterious figure
known as the Teacher of Righteousness is mentioned often in
the writings of the Essenes.
Some have speculated
that this was a shrouded reference to Jesus. Others claim
that it referred to His half-brother, James the Just.
The fact is NO ONE
KNOWS for sure as the Teacher of Righteousness is not
There's also frequent
mention of "the leader of the community", and evidence that
they were familiar with New Testament Scripture.
They mention the "Son
of God", a "suffering Messiah" who would be put to death
(obviously a reference to Daniel 9:25-27), and one could
certainly see a lot about Jesus in the writings, however,
I'm not aware of any one manuscript that clearly identifies
Jesus with either of the aforementioned two titles.
historical, religious and linguistic value aside, we DON'T
NEED the Dead Sea Scrolls to make a case for Jesus being
Paul (Acts 17:2-3;
11-12), and even Jesus Himself (Luke 24:27), could do just
fine, with the Old Testament.
SATURDAY, APRIL 26,
THE DEAD SEA
The Dead Sea in
southern Israel is one of the world's most unique and
Although it's called
"sea" it's actually a mineral-rich lake.
So rich and dense, in
fact, that you can neither swim nor sink. You can only
composition consists mainly of sulfur and bromide ions,
calcium chloride 14.4%, potassium chloride 4.4%, magnesium
chloride 50.8% and sodium chloride (common salt).
The Dead Sea sits
right next to the Negev desert and its climate and minerals
are supposed to provide certain health benefits mostly to
those who suffer from psoriasis and respiratory problems.
It's at the
southeastern tip of the Dead Sea that the cities of Sodom
and Gomorrah once existed.
The main reason for
its abundance of minerals is that God
destroyed those cities by raining brimstone (sulfur), and
perhaps other substances, from the heavens (Genesis
It is THE
LOWEST point on the earth (therefore the closest, at
least geographically, to hell), some 1,400 feet below sea
It's approximately 10
times saltier than the ocean.
NOTHING LIVES in the
Dead Sea, hence its name.
There are many caves
surrounding the Dead Sea. The area was once a place of
refuge for King David, as he fled Saul's jealousy and wrath
(1 Samuel 24:1).
It's described in
Genesis 14:10 as having many asphalt pits.
feature of the Dead Sea is, indeed, its
on-going discharge of asphalt (bitumen), usually in the
form of small, black pebbles and of its world famous oily,
black mud that tourists usually apply to their skin.
This sticky, highly
viscous substance was used in
biblical times (before cement was invented) to
construct the infamous Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:3).
Ezekiel 47:1-12 states
that, during the Millennium, the
Gihon Spring within the fourth temple (symbolic of the Holy
Spirit within each believer, John 7:38-39) will BECOME
(once again) A RIVER that will run down the Kidron and
Jordan Valley into the Dead Sea and heal
God's Word promises
that, where nothing lives at
the present time, there will be a huge multitude of fish.
Moreover on both sides
of the now "dead" sea, there will be all sorts of fruit
laden trees and lush greenery, with healing properties for
all manner of disease, making it very much ALIVE, an oasis
in the middle of the Negev, and a LIFE-GIVING HEALING
CENTER during the millennial era.
heart a dead sea?
...A lifeless, barren
desert full of marshlands?
Do you feel like
you're just floating around, but unable to swim and reach
Caught in many of this
world's muddy, sinful quagmires?
Closer to hell than to
Jesus who IS heaven?
There's a remedy for
Receive Jesus into
your heart as God and Savior:
Invite Him to penetrate THE
DEEPEST recesses of your being.
He will put His
OWN HOLY Spirit within you.
Just like the Gihon
will one day FLUSH OUT all the death-producing chemicals
from the Dead Sea, so will God's Holy Spirit, THE RIVER OF
LIFE, FLUSH OUT every sin and
impurity from your heart.
He will give you a NEW
He will give you
His Living Water will
totally satisfy your thirst (John 4:10-14) and make
your dead heart COME TO LIFE...
FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2014
FROM RIVER TO RIVER
"On that day the LORD
made a covenant with Abram and said, "To your descendants I
give this land, FROM the river of Egypt (the Nile) TO the
great river, the Euphrates - the land of the Kenites,
Kenizzites, Kadmonites, Hittites, Perizzites, Rephaites,
Amorites, Canaanites, Girgashites and Jebusites" (Genesis
God made a covenant
with Abraham that to his descendants He would give certain
territory in the Middle East.
He later CONFIRMED
that covenant with Abraham's son Isaac, and with Abraham's
grandson, Jacob a/k/a Israel (Genesis 17:19; 26:3-4;
SPECIFICALLY EXCLUDED (Genesis 17:19-21).
God was very specific
about the boundaries of that territory.
It is MUCH LARGER THAN
the present State of Israel.
So, it's rather
ironic, rebellious, and ANTI-GOD when some out-of-control
superpower wants to FORCE ISRAEL to cede EVEN MORE land to
the so-called Palestinians, when God said they would have
FAR MORE than they presently possess.
Eretz Israel, a/k/a
the Promised Land, will cover the territory from the
Euphrates on the northeast, to the Nile on the southwest.
It will include
territory presently occupied by Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Oman,
Yemen, Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Kuwait, United
Arab Emirates, and several other nations in the Middle
This is the territory
that Israel will possess during the Millennium.
have a brief word of warning for Israel's neighbors:
Covenant between God, Abraham, and Abraham's Seed is
ETERNAL (Genesis 17:7,19). (See map below)
That means it can
NEVER be revoked.
It CANNOT be changed.
God gave His Word.
He SWORE by Himself,
since there is NONE HIGHER (Genesis 22:16-18).
Therefore - LIKE IT OR
NOT - Israel will have THAT ENTIRE TERRITORY.
And there's NOTHING
they can do about it.
There won't be any
terrorism during that peaceful period.
There won't be any
No roadside bombs, no
rocket launches, and NO JIHAD.
There won't be any
mosques, and NO ONE will even REMEMBER that FALSE,
INVENTED, non-existent "deity" named Allah.
That lying pedophile
named Mohammed will long be forgotten.
So, those who WANT TO
live in that land during the Millennium better do ONE
Invite the Jewish
Messiah into their hearts and
RECEIVE Him, Jesus Christ, as ONLY Lord, Savior and God.
Those who DO, become
part of the Commonwealth of Israel, and will get to live in
the blessed Land of Promise (Ephesians 2:12).
Those who DON'T, will
THURSDAY, APRIL 24,
CONTENT WITH WHAT WE
"...I have learned, IN
WHATEVER STATE I am, TO BE CONTENT.
I know... both
to abound and to suffer need.
I can do all things
through Christ who strengthens me" (Philippians 4:11-13).
"Keep your lives FREE
FROM THE LOVE OF MONEY and BE CONTENT WITH WHAT YOU HAVE, because
God has said, "Never will I
leave you; never will I forsake you." (Hebrews 13:5)
WITH CONTENTMENT is great gain. For we brought nothing
into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing
FOOD AND CLOTHING, LET US BE CONTENT WITH THESE THINGS.
THAT WILL BE RICH FALL INTO TEMPTATION AND A SNARE, and
into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which plunge men into
destruction and perdition.
For THE LOVE OF
MONEY IS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL: which
while some coveted after, they HAVE ERRED FROM THE FAITH, and
pierced themselves through with many sorrows" (1 Timothy
One thing's for sure:
You'll never hear these verses at "word of faith"
But that sad reality
aside, the sluggish economy has affected nearly everyone.
We often hear from
brothers and sisters who have lost their jobs, and been
forced to find other employment.
Their new jobs are not
what they expected or dreamed of.
And they often express
discontent. Some have rather unrealistic expectations, and
have allowed religious thinking to cloud their judgment.
Unlike most preachers,
who think they're entitled to financial support from their
congregation, and to sell worthless crap to "raise funds"
for whatever...I work for a living and to support our
I know where you're coming
from because I've been there.
So, let me offer a bit
I know things are
tough. We live in a VERY imperfect world filled with VERY
EVERY JOB - I don't
care what it is - involves
some degree of unpleasantness.
Whether it's to put up
with a moody boss, angry customers, sick patients, a very
demanding audience, impatient callers, or hang around
VERY FEW individuals
can say that they have their "dream job".
Truth be told, if most
people didn't have to support themselves, they WOULDN'T
WORK AT ALL.
There are, on the
other hand, thousands of
individuals who would love to have that job that you
desperately want to shove.
Not to mention
MILLIONS AROUND THE WORLD who WOULD GIVE ANYTHING to live
how you live, have what you have, get the government
benefits you get, and make the money you make.
That may shock some of
you, but it's true.
I've said it many
times: Americans are SPOILED.
We're spoiled where
Jesus and His Word are concerned, and we're spoiled where
the economy and worldly possessions are concerned.
We've lived on Easy
Street way too long.
And that may be one of
the reasons why God has allowed our economy (the "almighty
dollar") that SAYS we trust
God, -- WHEN WE REALLY TRUST IT-- to sputter.
If God has opened the
door to some job where you have to deal with "the world"
and the "ungodly", be
THANKFUL for it.
Do you think people in
the first century (when the New Testament was written) got
to pick and choose where or for whom they worked?
Have you ever read
Paul's epistles? There were many SLAVES at that time.
And Paul tells them to
serve their worldly, sinful masters as they would serve
Jesus (Ephesians 6:5; Colossians 3:22-23).
Do you think that
God's going to find you a job working for a PERFECT
Christian with PERFECT customers, who has no faults, always
speaks and acts pleasantly, prays three times a day, sings
hallelujah, and will raise your salary every three months?
By the way, ask anyone
who's ever worked for a "Christian" ministry, and you'll
find out that it's no picnic.
There's the same
pettiness, jealousy, competition, backstabbing, @ss
kissing, favoritism, and FIRING as in
any other BUSINESS.
If anything they tend
to be MORE STRICT and DEMANDING, and
MORE STINGY, that the unsaved.
"Christian" BUSINESSES (uh, "ministries") practice
nepotism, which most worldly businesses tend to frown on.
Being a member of "the
family" gets you hired and promoted even when you're a
Light is not needed
where light already is. Light is MOST NEEDED where there's
As long as you're not
asked to do anything ILLEGAL (sell drugs, prostitution,
steal, etc.) BE THANKFUL for your job.
Even if you work at a
Even if you're a
bouncer at a raunchy night club.
Don't do your job just
"well enough to get a paycheck". Give
a 100%. Go the extra mile. Excel at what you do.
DEMONSTRATE by your
actions and performance that you're not there just to "get
paid" but that you have your
employer's best interest at heart - NO MATTER WHO that
employer may be.
It's those who have
this attitude, by the way, that usually GET raises and
They become TOO
VALUABLE to their employer, and they won't want to risk
losing you to a better job offer elsewhere.
Best part is, it won't
be long before you ACTUALLY START ENJOYING what you do,
even if it's not what you originally wanted or would have
chosen for yourself.
That's what happened
to both Joseph and Daniel.
They were both sold or
taken as slaves. They both
worked for heathen masters. And they served them well,
faithfully, and ably, and proved to be honest and
trustworthy. They became
indispensable to their bosses and both got promoted to
Prime Minister of Egypt and Persia, respectively.
Their attitude was not
"gimme, gimme, gimme", or "I'm only looking out for my own
interests", but rather "how can I do a better job?" How can
we better serve our customers? How can I make my boss's
business more profitable?
And if you're
surrounded BY SINNERS (who isn't?) BE DOUBLY GRATEFUL.
Think of it as a
Think about all those
individuals to whom you have the opportunity to witness.
And, when the right
moment comes along, SHARE CHRIST WITH THEM.
Your employer doesn't
pay you to evangelize, so do
it ON YOUR OWN TIME, NOT THEIRS.
Let Jesus' Light shine
through you in that dark place.
Be radiant, GENUINE,
upbeat and SMILE.
Such attitude is hard
for anyone, saved or unsaved, to resist.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23,
ALL THE WAY
Jesus is about to
return. When He does, His Appearance will rapture us, and
translate us in an instant, into the Spirit realm.
That realm is MORE
REAL than the physical.
The visible, physical realm
is only temporary. The invisible, spirit realm is eternal
[2 Corinthians 4:18].
we presently see around us will dissolve. It will be no
The physical is about
to give way to the eternal.
If we were in the spirit
realm we would see each other, touch each other,
communicate with each other, just like we do in the earthly
realm. Actually, far better.
I'm addressing this
message primarily to those who SAY they're Christian, but
whose hearts and minds are far from the Lord.
Professing Christians who
have a long list of priorities ahead of Jesus…
with their heads, but have never REALLY
GIVEN Jesus their hearts.
Who call themselves
believers, but have no intimate, personal relationship with
Who THINK they're
Christian because their ancestors claimed to be.
Or because they DO
good deeds, attend Sunday school, BELONG TO A PARTICULAR
DENOMINATION, or participated in some religious ritual like
first communion, confirmation, even water baptism.
ANY church ritual you
participate in, where YOUR HEART isn't TOTALLY involved is
an EMPTY, MEANINGLESS ritual.
Despite some or all of
the above, you have never REALLY GIVEN YOUR HEART TO JESUS.
YOU HAVE NEVER MADE JESUS
NUMBER ONE IN YOUR LIFE.
I'm talking about
giving Him EVERYTHING: Your
heart, your mind, your body, your possessions, your life,
your dreams, your ambitions, your time, your talents.
I'm talking TOTAL, ALL-OUT,
NO HOLDS BARRED, 100% COMMITMENT TO HIM.
Matthew 7:22 talks
about a bunch of people who will say to Jesus "didn't we DO many
wonderful WORKS in your name?
And He will answer "I
NEVER KNEW YOU".
It’s NOT about
“doing”, it’s about TRUSTING.
If you REALLY TRUST
Jesus, you’ll hold NOTHING BACK from Him.
Do you KNOW Jesus? I
don't mean His Name. Do you
KNOW HIM as a Person, as your God, your Lord, and your
If you don't, I
urge you to do.
The time for tepid
Christianity is over.
If you call
yourself Christian, then BE ONE: ALL THE TIME, ALL THE WAY.
TUESDAY, APRIL 22,
WHAT WE SEE
unlike any other, has been blessed or cursed, depending on
one's point of view, OR BOTH, with
THE FIVE most powerful mediums of mass communication:
The printed page,
movies, TV and radio, the internet, audio & video
subconsciously ASSUME that if it's on TV, it's gotta be
NO, NO, NO...
That if it's on the
internet (some website, blog or You Tube) it's gotta be
That if someone wrote
a book, newspaper or magazine article about it, it's gotta
Most literary works
fall in the category of "FICTION", therefore they are
unfortunately, at least 90% of "Christian" books written by
Same goes for anything
recorded on DVD, CD, MP3, OR ANYTHING ELSE.
Time and again we are
asked about something someone watched, heard, or read.
People often ask us to
"explain it", which means THEY AUTOMATICALLY ACCEPTED IT AS
When I tell them that
there's NO EXPLANATION and that it's a bold-faced lie,
and/or that it's DOCTRINAL ERROR (same thing), they seem
Freedom of speech
means that ANYONE can say ANYTHING they want on TV, the
internet, in print, or any other media, REGARDLESS of
whether it's true or false.
If you doubt it, just
look at some of the infomercials on TV.
How many people HAVE
ACTUALLY LOST weight with that "new, guaranteed, never
before seen" magical weight loss program?
How many people
actually lost 8 INCHES from their waistline by using that
HOW MANY actually look
15 years younger and saw "wrinkles disappear" with that
magical "skin care formula"?
BE VERY SKEPTICAL
about what you see, hear or read.
A few days ago I was
half-watching a program on History Channel about the Bible,
where a group of so-called "scholars" commented on certain
One "scholar" accused
Ruth of giving Boaz an erotic massage in order to convince
him to marry her.
No proof. Just BIASED
commented that "if the apostle Paul had known how his
writings would be interpreted, he would have been more
Really? Does this
individual possess some SUPERNATURAL INSIGHT into Paul's
mind and nature to know what he "really meant", or would
have said, in a given situation?
ON WHAT does she base
the claim that Paul's writings have been "misunderstood"?
Again, NO PROOF. Not
even a feeble attempt to substantiate the charge: JUST
TOTALLY BIASED OPINION.
Of course, the thought
that Paul wrote EXACTLY WHAT HE INTENDED TO WRITE didn't
even cross this "scholar's" mind.
And, of course, Divine
inspiration is NOT EVEN CONSIDERED, let alone MENTIONED in
For the record, A
COUPLE of things that Paul wrote have been GROSSLY
DISTORTED by religion, but NOT BECAUSE he misstated Truth,
or wasn't clear about what he said.
He said what God and
he intended to say.
I'm hearing this, and
thinking "I wonder how many people, including Christians,
are watching this trash and BELIEVING ALL OF IT just
because they heard it from some "scholar" (I use the term
VERY loosely) on TV.
ALL MEDIA, including
religious media, is FILLED with deception (Matthew 24:4; 2
Brothers and sisters,
THAT'S WHY GOD GAVE US HIS HOLY, INERRANT written Word, so
we would use it AS THE STANDARD by which we judge what's
true or false, what is godly or ungodly (Matthew 4:4).
supposed "historians" and religious "experts" tell you with
A HUGE grain of salt.
everything you see or hear "just because" it's on TV or
radio, or the internet, or in a book OTHER THAN the Bible.
Or just because
someone WHO PRETENDS TO KNOW says it is so.
Check it against God's
If it doesn't jibe
with the Bible, REJECT IT.
MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014
NO MATTER WHAT
Holy Week should be a
time of reflection, deep soul searching, thanksgiving, and
of RENEWING OUR COMMITMENT TO our God and Savior Jesus, the
Anointed One (Messiah).
And, frankly, it
should SET THE TONE FOR the
rest of the year.
Whatever happens (or
Even when we DON'T
Even when what we see
DOESN'T MAKE ANY sense...
Even when things
should be a certain way but APPEAR TO BE another...
Even when our human
emotions get in the way...
Even when we
Even when we
By God's Grace, we
CHOOSE TO follow Jesus, we choose to TRUST Him, NO
Our Jesus is true.
Our Jesus IS FAITHFUL.
He will not fail us.
He is never too early
or too late. He's always RIGHT ON TIME.
He will keep His Word,
and HAS KEPT His Word, even
when it meant dying on the cross and spending THREE DAYS
AND NIGHTS in hell itself.
THAT was the "hard
He ROSE FROM THE DEAD
PHYSICALLY and ASCENDED TO HEAVEN, to the Father.
Now comes the EASY PART.
The EASY PART is for THE
RESURRECTED JESUS to split the sky in the middle, APPEAR in
GLORY, and take us Home.
Hang on, Body of
I know "the wait" it's
Like you, I get
If Jesus fulfilled
"the hard part" of our Redemption in such magnificent
fashion, the remaining part
will be A CINCH.
Resurrection and Ascension give us ABSOLUTE
ASSURANCE of His REAPPEARING and of His RETURN.
Even if we had to wait
(God forbid) another 100 years, or even ANOTHER THOUSAND
YEARS, our Jesus is well worth the wait.
Jesus is our Creator.
Jesus is our Savior. Jesus is our Destiny.
SUNDAY, APRIL 20, 2014
RISEN IS THE REASON
AM the first and the last: I AM HE THAT LIVES, and was
dead; and, behold, I AM ALIVE
FOREVERMORE... and have the keys of hell and of death"
"..Christ died for
our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was
buried, and THAT HE ROSE
AGAIN THE THIRD DAY ACCORDING TO THE SCRIPTURES: And
that HE WAS SEEN of
Cephas (Peter), THEN OF THE TWELVE: After that, HE
WAS SEEN OF OVER FIVE HUNDRED BRETHREN AT ONCE... After
that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And
last of all he was seen of me also"... (1 Corinthians
"To whom also He showed
Himself ALIVE AFTER HIS PASSION BY MANY INFALLIBLE
PROOFS,being seen of them FORTY DAYS, and speaking of
the things pertaining to the Kingdom of God: (Acts 1:3)
"Jesus said unto her, I
AM THE RESURRECTION, and THE LIFE: he that believes in
me, THOUGH HE WERE DEAD, YET SHALL HE LIVE: And whosoever
lives and believes in me SHALL NEVER DIE. DO YOU BELIEVE
THIS?" (John 11:25-26)
WHY do we believe in
WHY do we believe He's
THE ONLY Savior?
WHY do we believe in
WHY do we believe He's
about to APPEAR and Rapture His Church?
WHY do we believe HE
WILL RETURN TO EARTH AND ESTABLISH HIS EARTHLY KINGDOM?
WHY do we love Him?
WHY do we KNOW HIM
personally and intimately?
WHY SHOULD EVERYONE
HIM INTO HIS OR HER HEART AS GOD AND SAVIOR?
Because He IS RISEN!
Because OUR Jesus
OVERCAME sin and death.
Because OUR Jesus
DEFEATED and kicked the living daylights out of Satan.
Because OUR Jesus even
took THE KEYS of death and hell AWAY from the creep.
Jesus is ABUNDANT and ETERNAL LIFE.
Jesus LOVES YOU!
He LOVES YOU... TOTALLY
ANGRY at you, no matter WHAT you may have done.
RECEIVE YOU WITH ARMS WIDE OPEN.
Because MY Jesus
OFFERS YOU ETERNAL Salvation
and HIS OWN RIGHTEOUSNESS... FOR FREE!!!
Because at His Right
Hand THERE ARE PLEASURES
decaying world offers is TEMPORARY.
EVERY earthly, carnal
"pleasure" is SHORT LIVED.
But MY JESUS
offers us NEVER-ENDING ECSTASY.
MAN-INVENTED religion is DEAD:
It's FOUNDERS (Buddha,
Mohammed, Joseph Smith, Ellen G. White, L. Ron Hubbard,
Mary Baker Eddy, William Campbell, Herbert W. Armstrong and
Charles T. Russell) ARE AS DEAD ARE DOOR NAILS.
The MULTIPLE founders
of Hinduism - so-called Vedas -- along with their multiple
gods and goddesses (DEMONS), ARE DEAD and bound for the
lake of fire.
Our Jesus IS ALIVE.
IMAGINARY "deities" are remote, INVISIBLE and inaccessible.
Why? Because THEY
That's WHY they CANNOT SHOW
Jesus, THE TRUE GOD,
came in HUMAN FORM so that ALL COULD SEE HIM.
And Jesus will LIVE IN
YOU. He will give you HIS VERY LIFE, if
you receive Him INTO YOUR HEART RIGHT NOW.
"deities" must be REGULARLY
NONE OF THEM OFFERS a
PERMANENT SOLUTION to the sin problem that has plagued
mankind for SIX MILLENNIA OR LONGER.
ONLY JESUS DOES.
ONLY JESUS OFFERS FREE
ONLY JESUS REMOVED
ALL SIN FOR ALL TIME.
ONLY JESUS OFFERS A
PERSONAL, INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP.
ONLY JESUS DESTROYED
SIN, AND TOOK AWAY SIN - ONCE AND FOR ALL! (John 1:29;
Hebrews 9:26; 10:24; 1 John 3:5).
False deities DEMAND that
YOU give your life FOR THEM.
ONLY JESUS LOVED
YOU ENOUGH TO GIVE HIS LIFE FOR YOU.
WHAT, in heaven's name, are
you doing drinking polluted water from religion's
STAGNANT CISTERNS when you can drink PURE, CRYSTAL-CLEAR,
ETERNALLY SATISFYING, LIVING WATER? (Revelation 22:1).
Go ahead, HAVE A
It's "on the House".
WHY do we ADORE Jesus?
Because He is LOVELIER
than human words can express.
IS WORTHY OF our UNRESTRAINED, spontaneous and endless
And BECAUSE HE
IS ALIVE FOREVERMORE.
THE REASON we believe in
Jesus is BECAUSE HE IS RISEN:
"I AM the Resurrection,
and the Life: HE
THAT BELIEVES IN ME, THOUGH HE WERE DEAD, YET SHALL HE LIVE:
And WHOEVER LIVES AND BELIEVES IN ME SHALL
NEVER DIE" (John 11:25-26).
NO ONE ELSE, in all the
eons of time, has THUS SPOKEN.
NO ONE ELSE HAS EVER
GIVEN SUCH AWESOME GUARANTEE.
You can settle for
DEAD RELIGION, for a FAKE, MEDIOCRE, DEAD, "god" or
"goddess" or you can KNOW,
EXPERIENCE AND BECOME PART OF THE REAL, LIVING GOD.
WHY do we believe in
is THE LIFE. (John 14:6)
BECAUSE HE IS RISEN,
and there's NO DEATH in Him.
Because "HE IS RISEN"
IS "THE REASON" we
believe in THE ONE AND ONLY SAVIOR.
WHO ELSE, IN ALL OF HISTORY,
CAN SAY THE SAME?
SATURDAY, APRIL 19,
HEAVEN WORE BLACK
1,981 years ago it
was NOON in Jerusalem, and there, as all over the world,
the sky suddenly turned dark.
It was Passover 33
A.D. when the Son of God, hanging from a wooden cross,
mercilessly beaten and bleeding to death for the sins of
mankind, finally shouted "it
is FINISHED!", gave up His spirit, and commended it to
When He did, ALL
NATURE DONNED SACKCLOTH as it mourned the death of its
The earth shook, the
graves opened, saints arose, the rocks split, the veil of
the temple was ripped from top to bottom and there
was BLACKNESS in Jerusalem and all over the Middle East,
FROM NOON TO 3 P.M., for THREE SOLID HOURS.
When the Son of God died,
HEAVEN WORE BLACK.
It was the most
mournful funeral in history.
the supernatural event, quoted Phlegon, another historian,
of the second century A.D.:
"On THE WHOLE WORLD there
pressed THE MOST FEARFUL DARKNESS. AT THE SIXTH HOUR (AT
NOON) DAY TURNED INTO NIGHT so that THE STARS OF THE HEAVEN
WERE SEEN and there was an earthquake. The rocks were
rent by an earthquake... THIS
DARKNESS WITHOUT REASON SEEMED LIKE an eclipse of the
We know, however,
that this was no natural
eclipse, since it's impossible for a solar eclipse to occur
during a full moon, and there's always a full moon at
longest solar eclipses last about 7 minutes, this
darkness lasted THREE HOURS, until 3 P.M.
That was then, this
Since then, Jesus
has taken the cross, the greatest symbol of humiliation and
defeat, the VERY INSTRUMENT on which He was put to death,
and transformed it into THE GREATEST SYMBOL OF VICTORY THE
WORLD HAS EVER KNOWN.
The Cross has become
"a PLUS SIGN", the ULTIMATE
emblem of God's triumph over Satan and evil.
The most feared
instrument of death has become THE
GREATEST GIVER OF ETERNAL LIFE.
like the God who WILLINGLY gave His Life on it, and
then OVERCAME DEATH, by PHYSICALLY rising from the dead.
Our Jesus has the keys
of hell and death and - glory to Him forever - He
In less than 4 years,
the Son of God will return, with power and great glory, prove
to everyone He's ALIVE, and set up His eternal Kingdom on
When He does, ALL
Creation will rejoice.
The mountains and
hills shall sing...
The trees will clap
The rivers will
Earth and the animal
kingdom will be renewed.
LIFE will reign
will dress in golden splendor, as God and His Creation
are forever reunited.
SPECIAL COMMUNION SERVICE
(afternoon, or morning, depending on where you are).
Welcome, Body of Christ...
Please join me in
spirit, from the very depths of your heart and being, in worshiping
and adoring our most precious God and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Please have on hand
some form of bread and wine (or grape juice), as we prepare
to partake of Holy Communion.
Almighty God, Father,
Son and Holy Spirit, we WELCOME YOU into our hearts and
lives, and into this special time we have set apart, in
obedience to your Spirit, for special communion with You
and your Mystical Body worldwide.
We join our minds,
hearts and spirits with your Spirit and with those of our
sisters and brothers everywhere. We
declare, by faith, that we are One with you, Father, Son
and Holy Spirit, and with one another.
We come to you as One and
worship you as One, in Jesus' Name and for His glory.
Heavenly Father, in
Jesus' Name we humble ourselves before you. We come with
contrite and humble hearts, IN TOTAL SURRENDER,
acknowledging our helplessness and TOTAL dependence on you,
acknowledging our many sins, faults, and shortcomings.
Lord we acknowledge our
TOTAL inability to save ourselves by any means.
We admit that
we have NO RIGHTEOUSNESS of our own, NONE. Zero.
We examine ourselves
and, as we do, we ask forgiveness for our sins,
inadequacies, and failure to
be like you and manifest your Divine Love.
Lord, forgive our
pride, competitiveness, carnality, and lust. Forgive our
desire to criticize and put down others, including our
brothers, our own spiritual family. Forgive our divisions, our
carnal desire to exalt ourselves, and impose our
preferences and opinions on others.
rebellious desire to put anything,
or anyone, including our own opinions above your holy
Word, which is to say, ABOVE
Father, I specifically ask your forgiveness for
____________ (name whatever INDIVIDUAL sins you wish to
confess. Take your time).
Lord, we ask you to
search our hearts, search the deepest recesses of our minds
and hearts and every particle of our beings... If there be
ANY WICKED WAY in us, if there be ANYTHING that displeases
you, Lord, any part of us
that is not you, from you, and of you, we humbly ask you to
ERADICATE IT FROM US by the power of your Word and most
Thank you, Almighty
Lord, if there is
anything you wish to say to your servant, if there's
anything you want me to change (to the extent that I, by
your Grace, am able to change), if there are any specific
instructions or message you wish to give SPECIFICALLY TO
ME... please do so now.
(LONG Pause) Focus
on Jesus and LISTEN... with your spirit.
Father, forgive us
for being hard of hearing. If I didn't "get it" now, please
communicate it to me later, whenever you desire. I
make myself available to you 24/7.
We worship you,
Almighty One. We adore you in spirit and in truth. We exalt
and praise your Holy Name. There
is NO GOD besides you.
You are Supreme ruler
of the universe, of everything that was, is or will be. From
everlasting to everlasting YOU ARE GOD.
You alone are worthy of the
highest praise. Let all the angels of God worship you,
Let heaven and earth
and all of nature, and every
being in every realm, bow his/her/its knees before you
and confess that You, King
Jesus, are King of kings and Lord of lords to the glory of
God the Father.
Hallelujah to the King!
Glory to the Father,
Son and Holy Spirit now and forever!
Holy, Holy, Holy,
Lord God Almighty, who was, who is, AND IS TO COME...
Heaven and earth are FILLED WITH YOUR GLORY.
Hosanna in the
Save us, Jesus. Save
*(If you have never
received the one and only Savior into your heart and life,
or if you have but have become "estranged" from Him, and
wish to rededicate your heart to Him, let's do so now):
Tell Him something like
this (you can do it in your own words) from the VERY
DEPTHS of your heart and being:
"Lord Jesus, MY
Jesus, come into my heart now. I receive you as my only God
and Savior. I totally surrender and offer ALL OF ME as a
"living sacrifice" unto you.
Take me, Lord. I'm
THANK YOU FOR DYING
FOR MY SINS, RISING FROM THE DEAD, and ascending to the
Thank you that you
removed ALL sin for ALL time.
Jesus, I TRUST YOU
COMPLETELY. I receive your perfect righteousness, by
faith, AS A GIFT. Thank you for THE GIFT of
I could NEVER make it
without you, Lord Jesus.
Please RENEW my heart
and mind. Fill me with yourself and with your Spirit that I
may manifest, along with all our brothers and sisters the
measure of the stature of the FULLNESS of Christ.
According to the
riches of your glory, STRENGTHEN me with might by the
Spirit in the inner man. That Christ may live in my heart
Lord, make us SO
ROOTED AND GROUNDED IN YOUR DIVINE LOVE, that we may
understand, together with all the saints in every realm,
what is the width and length and depth and height of your
Love, which passes human understanding, THAT WE MIGHT BE
FILLED WITH ALL THE FULLNESS OF GOD.
Thank you, Jesus, for
saving me completely and FOR ALL ETERNITY".
And now, let us
partake of the Blood and Body of our Lord, not only
outwardly (into our mouths), but INWARDLY (into the deepest
parts of our being):
"For I have received
of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the
Lord Jesus the same night in which He was betrayed took
24 And when He had
given thanks, He broke it, and said, Take,
eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in
remembrance of me.
Let us now partake of
Let us also "eat His
flesh" IN SPIRIT, for He/it
is REAL Spirit Substance.
Let us INGEST, by Spirit,
Jesus' Divine Nature, His Divine Substance, now.
25 After the same
manner He also took the cup, after He had eaten, saying:
This cup is the New
Testament (New Covenant) in my Blood: do this, as often as
you drink it, in remembrance of me.
Let us now partake of
Let us also "drink His Blood"
IN SPIRIT, let Him/it penetrate, permeate every cell and
particle of your being and CLEANSE YOU, for He/it is REAL
Spirit Substance and LIFE ETERNAL.
26 For as often as
you eat this bread, and drink this cup, you
do show the Lord's death UNTIL He comes" (1 Corinthians
Lord we pray for
every unsaved soul in every realm and ask, according to
your Grace and Mercy which endures forever, that you will
grant them repentance and faith, that
they may know Jesus, experience Him personally in a New
Birth from above, and be saved.
We ask it for your
We pray for the poor
and the sick, for widows and orphans, for the weak,
bereaved and brokenhearted, and for our persecuted brothers
and sisters in many parts of the world...that you will
provide for their needs, protect them, heal them, guide
them, strengthen them, let your Peace settle in their
hearts and minds, and comfort them as only you are
supernaturally able to do. Amen.
Give those who are
persecuted for Your Name's sake the Grace and faith to
stand for you Jesus, protect them, deliver them, help them.
pray for unity in the Church
that there may be ONE Spirit, ONE Lord, ONE Body, ONE
Faith, ONE baptism, One God and Father of all who is above
all, and through all, and in all.
I also ask ____ (if
there's any special INDIVIDUAL request you may have,
present it before the Lord now. No rush).
Thank you, gracious
Last but not least, we
ask FOR THE APPEARING of our Lord and Savior Jesus, for the
collective Rapture of believers, for YOUR ACTUAL, VISIBLE
KINGDOM TO MANIFEST ON EARTH, AND FOR THE RESTORATION OF
ALL THINGS, as you have promised.
into our hearts, SEE HOW MUCH WE WANT YOU, HOW MUCH WE
DESIRE PERFECT UNITY WITH YOU, and SATISFY OUR DEEP LONGING
to be with you, and see you Face to face, without ANY
barriers, real or imagined.
Come to me, Lord
Come to us, PLEASE!
Please Jesus, come,
do not tarry.
please... We want to SEE YOU.
All members of your
Body, and all of of Creation, groan
in unison for your appearing and your return.
COME, Lord Jesus!
Abba, Father. We
thank you, Almighty One, that you are FAITHFUL and TRUE.
Glory to you for all
eternity. Amen and Amen.
Thank you for joining
with us, dear brothers and sisters in Christ.
God's Grace and Peace be with
Have A JOYOUS Resurrection
The regular "Word 4
Today" message will be posted, as usual, around midnight.
We will leave this
"Communion Service" on for the next 24 hours. If you could
not join us "live", you may still partake. There is
no "time" or "distance" in the Spirit realm.
FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014
THE REAL CALVARY
It's hard to believe
that in a city as tiny as first century Jerusalem, there
are not one, not two, but THREE locations purported to be
the "real" Calvary.
The best known of the
three is situated inside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher
whose ownership, in and of itself, is in dispute among
several denominations: Roman Catholics, Greek Orthodox,
Oriental Orthodox, Anglican, and even some secular
No offense to any of
the aforementioned brethren but, as far as I'm concerned,
THEY CAN HAVE IT.
There's the location
known as Gordon's Calvary, just northwest of the Damascus
And a third
candidate's been recently added on the Mount of Olives.
I get a bit miffed
when I hear Christians state, in religiously correct
fashion, that "we don't know
for sure" what the correct location is.
We do if we study the
of the correct location, THE MOST IMPORTANT THING is WHAT
TOOK PLACE at Golgotha: Jesus died for our sins, and He
rose from the dead three days and nights later.
being THE MOST IMPORTANT PLACE ON EARTH, the
place where man's eternal destiny was decided, the place
WHERE GOD'S OWN BLOOD WAS SHED, it's hard to believe
that our Lord would NOT give us clear indication of where
Here's what we know
from the Bible about the place of the crucifixion:
1. It was located "NEAR
THE CITY" [John 19:20]
2. It was ADJACENT
TO A GARDEN [John 19:41].
3. The adjacent GARDEN
BELONGED TO A RICH MAN, Joseph of Arimathea [Matthew
4. The garden
contained a "NEW TOMB where
no corpse had yet been placed" [Luke 23:53].
5. The tomb was cut
[chiseled] OUT OF SOLID ROCK [Matthew
6. The body of the
deceased was placed ON THE
RIGHT SIDE of the tomb [Mark 16:5, 6]
7. A very large stone was
ROLLED in front of the entrance. In order to ROLL, it
would have had to be ROUND [Matthew
sacrifice for sin HAD TO take place on Mount Moriah, as
required under Jewish law [Deuteronomy 16:2].
9. The placed was
called Golgotha, meaning "THE
PLACE OF A SKULL" [John 19:17].
The Mount of Olives
location hardly deserves mention.
NOTHING in the Gospels that states Jesus was crucified and
buried on the Mount of Olives. NOT A WORD.
The alleged tomb at
this location would have been sealed with A SQUARE ROCK.
Last time I checked, we
cannot ROLL a SQUARE stone, or a SQUARE ANYTHING, in order
to seal the tomb. THAT does not match Scripture.
There's NOTHING in the
Gospels to indicate that
Jesus crossed the Kidron Valley with the cross, which
would have been the case had it happened on the Mount of
The absurd claim for
this location is ENTIRELY based on the fact the Bible says
the "veil in the temple was rent" when Jesus died.
Proponents argue that
there's no way anyone could have SEEN THE VEIL IN THE
TEMPLE from either of the other TWO locations.
That claim is
ludicrous. We're talking about the veil that separated the
Holy Place from the Holy of Holies. NO
ONE could have seen the entrance to the Holy of Holies FROM
ANY OF THE THREE LOCATIONS.
Only the priests who
served in the temple, and had direct access to the Holy
Place would have seen it.
We can state
CATEGORICALLY that Matthew, Mark and Luke, who give
this detail about the VEIL in their respective Gospels, WERE
NOT PRESENT at the Crucifixion (Matthew 27:51; Mark
15:38; Luke 23:45).
There's NO WAY, therefore, that
THEY COULD HAVE SEEN ANYTHING in the temple from the
Crucifixion site, since THEY
WEREN'T at the Crucifixion site.
This undisputed fact
THOROUGHLY DISCREDITS the Mount of Olives as possible place
of the Crucifixion.
The only disciple
present at the Crucifixion was John: and John
says NOTHING about the veil of the temple.
The tearing of the
veil therefore, was either obtained by being in or near the
temple, or by direct revelation of the Holy Spirit, or
Since this happened
during Passover which is one of the three Feasts where
pilgrimage to Jerusalem is required, it's possible that
Mark or Matthew went there and, FROM THE TEMPLE area saw
both the veil rent and THE CRUCIFIED JESUS at a distance.
Which takes us to the
Holy Sepulcher: It's hard to associate this place with
Calvary for several reasons.
For one thing, the
inside is so ornate that THE DECORATIONS COMPETE WITH any
actual historic value the site may have.
visible that one would associate with the Golgotha
described in the Gospels.
and some archaeologists CLAIM it is built on a hill, and
that under the hill there were A
NUMBER OF rock-cut graves, dating to the first century,
indicating it was a COMMON burial place.
If you've read the
Gospels, several red flags should have gone up:
There's NOTHING in the Bible
that says Jesus would be buried in a COMMON burial place. More
than one Scripture clearly says He was buried in
A RICH MAN'S GRAVE [Isaiah 53:9; Matthew 27:57-60; Mark
15:43]. Therefore, this location CONTRADICTS
There's NOTHING IN THE
GOSPELS that says the tomb was UNDERNEATH the place of
crucifixion. It clearly says it was ADJACENT
(next to) it.
THERE that resembles A SKULL.
GARDEN, or any evidence of a garden nearby.
The Holy Sepulcher is NOT
on Mount Moriah.
the Holy Sepulcher has going for it is RELIGIOUS TRADITION (Mark
As for those who would
say that Israeli archaeologists tend to support the Holy
Sepulcher location... Give me a break!
Tourism is HUGE in Israel.
It's approximately 8% of the nation's GDP and represents
over $15 BILLION yearly in revenue for that tiny nation. Do
you really expect GOVERNMENT
LICENSED archaeologists to publicly admit to the world's
1.2 BILLION Catholics "hey,
guys, the place you consider holiest AND VISIT IN DROVES
each year IS FAKE?
Thank God for Gordon's
Calvary, which IS THE REAL
CALVARY, AND FITS THE BIBLE DESCRIPTION PERFECTLY, IN
EACH AND EVERY DETAIL:
1. It's located "near
the city", just outside the wall [John 19:20]
2. It's ADJACENT
TO a garden [John 19:41].
3. The adjacent garden
belonged to a rich man, as
evidenced by the wine press near the tomb, and a HUGE
underground cistern used to accumulate water during
rainy seasons to use in case of drought [Matthew 27:57-60].
TOMB was NEW, and no corpse had been placed there [Luke
We know this because
part of the tomb is clearly unfinished, and because the
place where Jesus was laid had to be modified in a hurry
and ENLARGED to accommodate Jesus' height.
5. This tomb is cut
[chiseled] out of solid rock, and the chisel marks are
still clearly visible [Matthew 27:60].
6. The body of the
deceased was placed ON THE
RIGHT SIDE of the tomb, just as Mark describes [Mark
7. It had a groove in
front of the entrance where a
large stone would have been ROLLED in order to seal it, just
as Scripture indicates [Matthew 27:60].
8. This is the ONLY
one of the three locations situated
on Mount Moriah,the location REQUIRED by Torah, where
SACRIFICE FOR SIN could be offered [Deuteronomy 16:2].
And we KNOW that Jesus
came TO FULFILL "every jot and tittle of" the Torah (Matthew
9. Jesus, being the
Lamb of God, would have been taken from the nearby Antonia
Fortress outside the city through the Sheep Gate. The
Sheep Gate leads to Gordon's Calvary. It DOES NOT lead to
the Mount of Olives, or to the so-called Holy Sepulcher.
10. 2,000 years later,
despite erosion, there's
still the unmistakable FORM OF A SKULL, on the hillside at
Gordon's Calvary. It's easy to see why people referred to
it as Golgotha, meaning "THE
PLACE OF a skull" [John 19:17].
disingenuous to say that, IN
A TINY CITY OF ONE SQUARE KILOMETER (less than a square
mile) in size, there could be
a place that matched this biblical description TO
PERFECTION, IN EVERY DETAIL, and yet that it is NOT the
In order to believe
the other two locations, we
would have to COMPLETELY DISREGARD EVERYTHING God said
about this unique place, and BLINDLY
believe WHAT THEY SAY.
However, lest any
doubt remain, the apostle
John, the ONLY DISCIPLE THAT stood before Jesus at THE REAL
Golgotha and SAW THE PLACE OF CRUCIFIXION WITH HIS OWN
EYES, told us UNDISPUTEDLY what the correct location
"Their bodies will lie ON THE
SQUARE of the great city... WHERE
ALSO THEIR LORD WAS CRUCIFIED".
John unmistakably says
Jesus was crucified AT A CITY
SQUARE or PLAZA (plateias in Greek).
SQUARE at the Mount of Olives location, and there's
SQUARE at the Holy Sepulcher location, and there's
Besides matching ALL
the other requirements TO PERFECTION, Gordon's
Calvary, or Golgotha "the place of the skull", is right IN
FRONT OF Damascus Square, which dates back to the time of
Period. End of story.
THURSDAY, APRIL 17,
The Via Dolorosa, the
Way or Sorrows, the Way of the Cross, is the route thru
which Jesus carried His Cross, from the moment He was
sentenced by Pilate at the Antonia Fortress to Golgotha,
where He died.
Millions of pilgrims
flock to Jerusalem at this time of year to walk the steps
which Jesus is alleged to have walked.
This year, despite
worldwide recession, a record number of tourists are
expected for the Passover-Easter season.
I hate to burst some
of my Christian brethren's religious bubble, but THAT
is NOT the real Way of the Cross AT ALL.
Oh, I know. I've been
to Jerusalem. I've walked the supposed "Via Dolorosa",
where they even marked the "stations of the cross" which
conveniently lead into the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
You can see where Mary
came to meet her son, although the Bible doesn't mention
You can see where
Simon of Cyrene was forced to help carry the cross.
You can see where,
SUPPOSEDLY, Veronica wipes Jesus' Face, and so on.
Only problem is, the
Church of the Holy Sepulcher, as I will prove in the
following message, IS NOT the
real place of Crucifixion.
Since it's NOT, then
the so-called Via Dolorosa, which leads to the Holy
Sepulcher, CANNOT be the true
Way of the Cross either.
doesn't anyone say anything?
Here's your answer, in
three shades of green: $
$ $ $ $ $$
TOURISM is HUGE business in
TOURISM to Israel is HUGE
business in America, particularly for Christian
ministries who regularly offer "Israel tours".
bother with those pesky details?
Why disillusion those who are
lining their pockets with cash?
to see a religious show and, by golly, they're gonna get
The FALSE Via Dolorosa
which is a narrow alley dating back to the time of Hadrian
(around 130 A.D.) is crammed on both sides, left and right,
with myriad tourist shops selling every kind of trinket
imaginable, and then some, ALL AT INFLATED PRICES.
Just goes to show
that JESUS IS BIG BUSINESS not
only in America but also in Israel and even
for "Palestinians", since most of the shops are owned
Tourist prices are
given, unequivocally, in "AMERICAN dollars".
I'm sure our Arab
neighbors mean no disrespect to our brothers overseas, but
they ALWAYS SPECIFY
"American" dollars (as opposed to Canadian, Australian,
New Zealand, Hong Kong or Jamaican dollars).
Although the way the
dollar -- and the world -- are headed these days,
they may soon be asking for RUBLES.
It's totally unrealistic and
hard to imagine that Romans would make Jesus, and
whoever else they sentenced to crucifixion, zigzag
all over the city as RELIGIOUS TRADITION would have us
believe, thru the tortuous path falsely called Via
Dolorosa (see illustration below).
Leave it to religion
to complicate things which aren't complicated.
Jesus was sentenced at
the Antonia fortress, at or very near the Ecce Homo arc.
That much is true.
rest is BALONEY.
He would have been
taken out thru THE SHEEP GATE.
After all, He IS the
Lamb of God, who TOOK AWAY the sin of the world, and
just followed the natural, uncomplicated route to the REAL
Of course, God looks
at THE HEARTS of those who go there with the sincere desire
to worship Him and rehearse His suffering to redeem
mankind. That goes without saying.
But does that mean WE
KNOWINGLY HIDE Truth from His followers, JUST BECAUSE it's
FINANCIALLY BENEFICIAL FOR US?
If Jesus was so
displeased with the buyers and sellers at the temple, that
He THREW THEM OUT, WHAT WOULD HE DO TODAY, with
all the trafficking that goes on based of His SUFFERING?
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16,
The traditional view
in Christianity is that Jesus was crucified on a Friday and
rose from the dead on Sunday.
This is based on the
Gospels' statement that, when His body was taken down from
the cross, the Sabbath was approaching. Hence, theologians
reason, it must have been Friday [John 19:31].
A closer look at the
Scriptures reveals something else.
When the Pharisees
asked for a "sign", Jesus stated that the only sign given
to that generation would be that of the prophet Jonas: as
Jonas had remained three days and three nights in the belly
of the whale, so the Son of
Man would remain THREE DAYS AND THREE NIGHTS in the belly
of the earth [Matthew 12:38-40].
I have read and heard
all the convoluted theories about how "in Hebrew thinking"
just PART OF a day is reckoned as a day.
I might buy that
argument if Jesus had only said He would be "three days" in
the belly of the earth.
was very specific in His statement: not simply three
days, but THREE DAYS AND
Had Jesus been placed
in the tomb on Friday evening to Saturday evening, which is
when He rose from the dead -- hold your horses, read the
rest BEFORE you jump to conclusions - He would have been in
the "belly of the earth" ONLY
ONE night and ONE day.
Had He died on Friday
and risen on Sunday, He would have been "in the belly of
the earth" TWO DAYS AND TWO
NIGHTS TOPS (Friday evening, Saturday morning) plus
Saturday evening, Sunday morning).
There's NO WAY you can get
three days and THREE NIGHTS from Friday to Saturday, or
even from Friday to Sunday.
Jesus LIED (perish the thought) or we've been given wrong
So, WHEN did
the crucifixion actually happen?
According to Daniel
9:27, Messiah Prince would CONFIRM the (Abrahamic) Covenant
and put an end to sacrifices and offerings (korbanot)
-- by dying for our sin as the ULTIMATE Sacrifice (Hebrews
10:14) -- "in the MIDDLE OF
The MIDDLE OF the week is
That means the
Crucifixion took place on Wednesday.
Jesus was nailed to
the cross on Wednesday around 9 A.M. [the third hour, Mark
There was darkness all
over Jerusalem and the Middle East from noon [the 6th hour]
to 3 P.M. [Mark 15:33; Matthew 27:45].
He died at 3 P.M. [the
9th hour], at the same time
the lamb for the sin offering was slain in the temple.
His body was brought
down from the cross, and buried in a nearby tomb, prior to
6 P.M. [the 12th hour].
Therefore, His body
was in the tomb Wednesday evening and Thursday morning, one
day and one night, Thursday evening and Friday
morning, two days and two
nights, and Friday evening and Saturday morning, 3
days and 3 nights.
therefore, took place on
Saturday evening [for Gentiles], and on Saturday/Sunday for
Jews since the Jewish day begins around 6 P.M. (sunset).
Of course, the weekly
Sabbath being the day of rest under the law, the Jewish
women DIDN'T GO to the tomb on Saturday. Hence, they only
discovered He'd risen EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.
It was in
the early hours of Sunday morning that the women FOUND the
tomb already empty. He had ALREADY RISEN [Mark 16:2;
This means Jesus died
on Passover, Wednesday, Aviv (Nisan) 15 in the Hebrew
His Resurrection took
place on the Hebrew Feast of First Fruits, Saturday Aviv 18
(1 Corinthians 15:23).
What about the
statement in Luke 23:54 about
"the Sabbath approaching"?
The Hebrew calendar
contains two types of "Sabbaths", the regular weekly
Sabbath [7th day of the week] and High
Sabbaths. ANY OF THE SEVEN MAJOR FEASTS in the Hebrew
calendar is considered a High
unequivocally tells us that that
Sabbath day "was a High day", meaning not the regular
weekly Sabbath, but one of
the MAJOR feasts (Exodus 12:16, 17; Leviticus 23:4-8).
Which feast was it?
Since we know Jesus died on Passover, the following day was
the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread (Chag
HaMatzot) which is a High Sabbath.
This is highly
symbolic, since leaven is understood in the Old Testament
to represent sin. Jesus is "the Lamb of God" WHO TOOK AWAY
the SIN of the world (John 1:29). Unleavened bread would
signify, therefore, that our sin has been removed by the
Jewish Messiah. Indeed it was.
Of course, most
Christians will continue to keep the tradition of Good
Friday and Resurrection Sunday. That's fine.
What's important is
that we remember what Jesus DID in order to save us! In
What's most important
is that He died for our sins, He rose from the dead, and He
ascended to heaven from where He will return.
And THE WORLD, since
then, HAS NEVER BEEN THE SAME.
TUESDAY, APRIL 15,
THE SEVENTH YEAR
The Bible talks
repeatedly about the Year of Release or shemitta.
From the time Jews
entered the Promised Land after the Exodus, they were to
cultivate their fields for six years.
On THE 7TH YEAR they
were to allow the land to lie fallow, which meant NO
PLOWING, SOWING, weeding, pruning, or harvesting (Exodus
They were to TRUST
God COMPLETELY every 7th year for their sustenance and
eat whatever the land would produce "of itself".
All grain, fruit and
produce was considered hefker (ownerless)
which means that ANYONE,
including wild animals, could eat of it (Leviticus
The 7th year is also
the year when Jews were to
release (FREE) any of their Jewish brethren who had been
sold as slaves, and cancel all debts except those of
foreigners (Deuteronomy 15:1-6; Jeremiah 34:13-14; Nehemiah
Even though it does
not specifically use the term shemitta, the 70 Weeks
Prophecy in Daniel chapter 9 clearly refers to the 7th
The exact wording shavua
"seven sevens", referring to these sabbatical 7-year cycles
The "seventy weeks"
are also tied to the 70 years in Babylonian captivity
(Daniel 9:2) and the 70 years of Babylonian captivity,
according to 2 Chronicles 36:21, are
tied to the land Sabbaths or shemittas.
Just like Jews are in
confusion as to when their REAL New Year begins, there's
much confusion about the shemitta:
Some Jews (the
majority) say the "shemitta year begins in the fall", in
Tishri, others say it begins in Aviv.
Since it's related to
the 70 weeks prophecy and, consequently, to Messiah's
Second Coming and the Church's Rapture, which point of view
should one believe?
The New Year on God's
calendar has always been, and will always be, Aviv (Nisan)
1 (Exodus 12:1).
It's not that there's
"another new year" in the fall. You can't find that
ANYWHERE in Scripture.
SEVEN YEAR AGRICULTURAL CYCLE or shemitta begins
in the fall, on or immediately after Sukkot, the Feast
of Tabernacles (Deuteronomy 31:10).
in the fall, particularly during the months of Heshvan
and Kislev that PLANTING
This is confirmed in
"For six years you
may PLANT YOUR FIELDS,
prune your vineyards, and harvest your crops, but the
seventh year is a Sabbath of Sabbaths for the land. It is
God's Sabbath during which YOU
MAY NOT PLANT YOUR FIELDS, nor prune your vineyards".
Notice that THE ORDER
always begins with THE
Also notice that the
7th year is considered "a Sabbath of Sabbaths" and that the
planting took place NOT AT THE BEGINNING OF the 7th year but
While most gentiles
think of the fall as "the end" of the year, autumn
is THE HALFWAY POINT of the Hebrew year which begins in
CYCLES begin DURING EACH 7TH
YEAR, AT MID-YEAR.
There's ONLY one New
Year and it begins in Aviv.
What begins in the
fall is NOT another "new
year" but the 7-year shemitta cycle.
Let's see how this
played out in Jesus' ministry:
John the Baptist
appeared in 29 A.D. AT THE BEGINNING OF the Hebrew year or
69th "seven" or 69th shemitta, in the month of Aviv
(spring), to prepare the way (Matthew 3:10, 12).
Jesus shows up 5
months later and is baptized (Matthew 3:13) on the last day
of Av or on Rosh Chodesh Elul).
He then spends 40
days/nights in the desert (Matthew 4:1-2) during the season
of teshuva (return)
which would have ended on Yom Kippur.
He is then tempted by
After OVERCOMING Satan
and temptation, he returns IN THE POWER OF THE SPIRIT (Luke
4:14) 5 days later, and
BEGINS His public ministry IN THE FALL, on Tishri 15
(Tabernacles), on the 69th WEEK or 69th "SEVEN", RIGHT
SMACK AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SHEMITTA CYCLE, EXACTLY as
the 70 Weeks Prophecy foretold (Daniel 7:25).
He CONFIRMS the
Abrahamic covenant for one (FINAL, 70th) week, which ends
with His Second Coming (Daniel 9:27).
AFTER those 69 weeks
from the order to return and build Jerusalem (Daniel
9:25-26), He dies on Passover, "in
THE MIDDLE OF" the 70th week (THE FINAL SHEMITTA
CYCLE), rises from the dead, and ascends to the Father,
causing "sacrifice and oblation to cease" FOR THOSE Jews
WHO TRUST Him (Daniel 9:26-27).
So, clearly the
BEGINNING and END of the 7-year shemitta cycle is on Tishri
15 (Sukkot), and "THE
MIDDLE OF" THE 7-year shemitta cycle is Aviv 15-19 Passover
- Unleavened Bread.
Jesus fulfilled TO
PERFECTION the 70 weeks prophecy, leaving only the FINAL
"half week" (half shemitta) or 3½ years, still in our
MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014
YOUR GREATEST ENEMY -
The natural mind
CANNOT PROCESS the concept of Grace.
The natural mind
CANNOT COMPREHEND God's Goodness FREELY
and UNCONDITIONALLY GIVEN to those who TRUST Him.
The natural mind WANTS
CREDIT for "its own" righteousness, although
it has ZERO.
It wants to "earn" heaven and
salvation THROUGH WORKS.
Just like Satan wanted
to "earn" God's Throne BY HIS
own "merit", by his own WORK OF REBELLION (Isaiah
Satan infected the
natural human mind, back in Eden, with
that false sense of self-merit. He deceived Eve's mind
by making her THINK she could become God by
HER WORK (eating the forbidden fruit).
She failed. All her
WORK brought is pain, misery and death.
who, like Eve, THINK they can reach God (heaven) through
THEIR WORKS, will end up AS LOST AS SHE BECAME (Galatians
ALL RELIGION is INVENTED BY
the DECEIVED natural mind.
All RELIGION, even
Christian religion, insists
on PERSONAL WORKS AND MERITS playing a role in our
They CANNOT ACCEPT
that Salvation IS A FREE GIFT
by the sheer Goodness of God to those who ADMIT
THEIR UNRIGHTEOUSNESS, their HELPLESSNESS, their TOTAL
DEPENDENCE ON HIM, and
They CANNOT UNDERSTAND
that God could be gracious to those who DO NOT deserve His
Goodness and are INCAPABLE OF earning Salvation.
There are numerous
pastors standing behind supposedly "evangelical" pulpits,
even as we speak, WHO CANNOT MAKE UP THEIR MINDS ABOUT IT:
Out of one side of
their mouth they tell you that "salvation is a free gift of
God's Grace that we don't deserve and can't earn", then
turn right around AND CONTRADICT THEMSELVES saying that,
UNLESS YOU "TITHE" 10% OF YOUR INCOME God is angry at you
(His own child) and will put "a curse" on you.
Some attach OTHER
"CONDITIONS" to God's undeserved Goodness, such as bearing
"fruit", such as "righteous living".
All who attach "CONDITIONS"
to God's UNCONDITIONAL Grace are LIARS.
Can you imagine Queen
Elizabeth II putting some sort of "curse" on Prince
Charles FOR ANY REASON?
She's a sinful mortal,
not particularly known for being warm or loving, and yet
look at everything Charles has gotten away with! And he's
still heir to the throne of England!
Can you imagine the
Queen telling HER OWN SON "UNLESS you give me 10% of your
income, I'll put a curse on you"?
"Unless you live and
act IN A CERTAIN WAY I'll disown you?"
EXACTLY WHAT OUR HOLY, righteous Heavenly Father IS
REGULARLY ACCUSED OF, not by non-Christians, BUT BY
gracious FATHER WHOSE VERY
NATURE IS DIVINE LOVE!
reason Christians SOMETIMES preach Grace is because it was
TAUGHT TO THEM (theoretically) at some Christian university
or Bible College, but HAVE NO
DEEP PERSONAL CONVICTION about it.
They're NOT FULLY
PERSUADED, as was Abraham, that God would DELIVER WHAT HE
SAID, even if He had to raise
Isaac from the dead!
Abraham didn't believe
that because he saw himself "worthy" of anything, BUT
BECAUSE HE SAW GOD AS BEING
RIGHTEOUS, GRACIOUS, AND TRUE.
His faith ALONE was
COUNTED to him as
righteousness (Genesis 15:6).
So was Noah's 670
years prior (Genesis 6:7-8).
So was Enoch's even
Why do you think there
are MILLIONS of insecure, confused, anemic Christians, who
change their opinion about Jesus and Salvation as often as
Because they lack
Because their supposed
"leaders", their supposed "shepherds", CAN'T DECIDE WHETHER
Salvation is ALL GOD'S DOING, whether it's OUR doing, or
AN IMPURE MIXTURE OF BOTH.
It's ALL God's
It's ALWAYS BEEN God's
doing ENTIRELY, and
ALWAYS WILL BE.
Sunday, April 13, 2014
YOUR GREATEST ENEMY –
“Oh, that’s an easy
one... our greatest enemy is Satan”...
He’s your oldest and
most persistent enemy, but not the greatest.
The greatest enemy
sits inside you. It’s part of your being. IT PRETENDS TO BE
ON YOUR SIDE, BUT ISN’T. It constantly betrays you. It
works surreptitiously, which is to say “behind your back.”
It’s frequently used by Satan TO KILL, STEAL AND DESTROY.
What is this enemy?
It’s YOUR NATURAL MIND.
“That’s ridiculous! My
mind? Why, I use my mind constantly. I
couldn’t do my job, learn anything, drive, pay bills, feed
myself, or even READ THIS MESSAGE, if it wasn’t for my
That’s what makes it
Not ALL of our natural
mind is bad. Some portions of it are, indeed, absolutely
necessary in order to live and get by in this temporal
But there’s A PORTION
of the human mind that’s been infected by Satan and sin,
much like your computer’s “mind” (memory, hard disk) can be
infected, and even DESTROYED by a virus.
We THINK our mind
serves us, but IN FACT we SERVE IT.
WE DO EVERYTHING IT TELLS
US TO DO, WE BELIEVE EVERYTHING IT
Whatever SEEMS RIGHT
to the human mind, seems right to us. Whatever it
disapproves of, we end up disapproving. So, who’s really serving
When it tells us
something is “impossible” we don’t even put up a fight, we
swallow the lie hook, line and sinker.
The Spirit and the
Word say “with God ALL THINGS ARE
POSSIBLE” (Matthew 19:26).
So, clearly, one of
them is lying. And we know it’s not God.
God made our mind to
serve us. He didn’t make us to serve it. However, the
NATURAL MIND is no longer in pristine condition, as it was
when man was created. It’s been infected by A LYING CREEP
named ha Satan, THE ADVERSARY.
It was THROUGH THE
NATURAL MIND that he deceived Eve and got her, and later
Adam, to sin.
Romans 8:7 tells us
that THE NATURAL MIND is IN ENMITY WITH God. It’s God’s
enemy. It’s also, therefore, OUR enemy.
That same verse also
says that the NATURAL mind is NOT SUBJECT TO God’s Law, nor
CAN IT BE.
SCRIPTURAL PROOF of the TOTAL FUTILITY of trying to achieve
“our own” righteousness, our own salvation, through “good
behavior”, “commandment keeping” or “Law-keeping”.
I don’t care HOW MUCH
YOU MAY WANT TO keep God’s Law. I don’t care HOW GOOD your
intentions may be. I don’t care HOW HARD you try: Your
natural mind WILL BETRAY YOU and YOU WILL FAIL.
It CANNOT KEEP God’s
Law. It’s UTTERLY INCAPABLE OF keeping it.
That’s why NO ONE,
apart from Jesus, has EVER KEPT God’s Law. NO ONE!
RELIGIONS CHOOSE TO IGNORE this Truth which has been in the
New Testament for the past 2,000 years.
They also CHOOSE TO
ignore Jeremiah 17:5-7, Isaiah 64:6, and Psalms 53:1, which
have been in the Bible EVEN LONGER (2,500 to 3,000 YEARS),
and which say, essentially, the same thing.
That’s why those who
THINK they can be saved, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, through Law
keeping and commandment keeping, ARE LOST.
They haven’t got a
prayer. They’ll NEVER MAKE IT.
The natural mind
CANNOT KEEP God’s Law: It’s UTTERLY INCAPABLE OF keeping
it. It serves Satan and is SOLD OUT TO Satan. It has served
him since the Garden of Eden.
Satan's been using it
for his nefarious purposes ever since.
The natural mind is
SATAN’S UNDERCOVER SECRET AGENT.
It gives the FALSE
IMPRESSION of being “on your side”, when in fact it’s ON
There is no power but
God’s. Jesus has ALL AUTHORITY in heaven and on earth.
The only power Satan
has is THE ABILITY TO DECEIVE OUR NATURAL MINDS.
The only power he has
is that which humans transfer to him THROUGH OUR DECEIVED
That’s the power he
will give his Antichrist: the collective MENTAL power of
unsaved, Christ-hating humans, whose DECEIVED MINDS think
it’s possible to overcome Jesus and prevent His Kingdom on
They THINK they just
need the right “champion” with the right “qualifications”
to represent their “cause” and defeat Christ.
The NATURAL mind is
hopeless, in terms of submitting to and obeying God.
The Good News is that,
when we are raptured, it is REPLACED WITH THE MIND OF
SATURDAY, APRIL 12,
WORSHIPING THE DEAD
LIVING seek guidance FROM
THE DEAD"? (Isaiah 8:19)
MILLIONS of people
WORSHIP THE DEAD every week, especially Saturday and
Well... I've never
heard such thing! Where did you get that absurd idea?
FOR YEARS and YEARS, with
many of you.
I don't just THINK
this to be so: I KNOW IT to
Millions of so-called
"Christians" WILL WORSHIP THE
DEAD today and tomorrow.
TO BE followers of Jesus, but WHAT
THEY REALLY ARE IS:
of Ellen G. White
of Herbert W. Armstrong
of Joseph Smith
of Charles T. Russell
of Mary Baker Eddy
of William Campbell
religious, WHAT do ALL THESE
INDIVIDUALS HAVE IN COMMON?
THEY'RE ALL DEAD.
They were all sinful,
therefore, was INVENTED by A
RELIGION was INVENTED
All you got is DEAD
religion, invented by DEAD people':
You dress like
DEAD PEOPLE said you should dress.
You act like
DEAD PEOPLE said you should act.
You eat what
DEAD PEOPLE said you should eat.
You talk like
DEAD PEOPLE said you should talk.
You sing what
DEAD PEOPLE told you to sing.
You read what
DEAD PEOPLE told you to read.
You worship as
DEAD PEOPLE told you to worship.
You even do
it ON THE DAY that DEAD PEOPLE said you should do it.
And you BELIEVE,
BLINDLY, everything those
DEAD PEOPLE said you should believe.
When you worship
DEAD RELIGION, INVENTED BY
When you allow
DEAD PEOPLE to CONTROL your life...
believe what DEAD PEOPLE believed...
When you WORSHIP
THOSE DEAD PEOPLE...
GUESS WHERE YOU'LL
And not just DEAD
ONCE, as in physical death, but TWICE
TWICE DEAD and plucked
up by the roots (Jude 1:12).
have NO COMMUNION, NO INTIMATE PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH
Jesus, the Living God
and Savior, WHO IS THE LIFE (John
Because you've NEVER
been BORN AGAIN of the Spirit which, ACCORDING
TO THE LIVING JESUS, is
ABSOLUTE MUST IN
ORDER TO ENTER the Kingdom of God (John 3:5).
HOW can A
DEAD PERSON SAVE YOU, when he or she COULDN'T
EVEN SAVE HERSELF?
Precious soul for whom
Jesus died and rose, STOP
following DEAD PEOPLE.
STOP worshiping DEAD
OBEY Jesus' order in
"Let THE DEAD bury the
YOU, come and FOLLOW ME"
FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014
JESUS DIDN'T INVENT IT
Jesus didn't invent
Jesus didn't invent
No religion has ever
been founded by Him, not even the so-called "Christian"
Jesus came to
save us and RESTORE our RELATIONSHIP with Himself.
Satan's ingenious strategy to replace HEART RELATIONSHIP
with Jesus, with an OUTWARD APPEARANCE of "serving God".
It's his clever
attempt to substitute SPIRITUAL INTIMACY with performance
The Christian faith is
NOT religion, but dynamic,
on-going, DEEP spiritual interaction with Jesus Christ.
If you're settling for
ANYTHING LESS you're selling Jesus (and yourself) short.
You're CHEATING Jesus
and yourself of a unique, rich, marvelous experience.
But what about these
Roman Catholic -
invented 4th century A.D.
Lutheran - invented in
1521 A.D. due to excommunication of Martin Luther
Baptist invented 1609
1791 by followers of John Wesley
Nazarene invented 1908
Church of Christ -
invented in 1830 by Alexander Campbell. It's a cult.
Latter Day Saints
[Mormons] - invented by Joseph Smith in 1830 (184 years
ago): It's a HELLISH cult.
Disciples of Christ -
invented by the Campbells [Alexander and Thomas] in 1849. It's
Seventh Day Adventists
- invented by William Miller in the mid-19th century, and
formally established in 1863 by Ellen White (151 years ago)
. It's a cult.
Christian Science -
invented by Mary Bakker Eddy in 1866. It's
Jehovah's Witnesses -
invented 1870 by Charles Taze Russell. It's
a cult that will lead its followers straight to hell (144
As you can see, Satan
was REALLY BUSY in the 19th century.
United Church of God -
invented in 1940's by Herbert W. Armstrong. It's
The Christian faith,
which is receiving
Jesus into our hearts as our only Lord, Savior and God, enjoying
a PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP with Him from that moment forward,
and TRUSTING His finished
work of redemption [death, burial, resurrection, His shed
blood] to forever save us, is what Jesus and His
disciples introduced, taught and preached in the first
EVERYTHING that man has
invented after that has been corrupt, to one extent or
another, since man himself is corrupt.
ALL religion is based
Fear is NOT of God. Fear
repels God, and vice versa [2 Timothy 1:7; 1 John
Serve Jesus, not
TRUST Jesus, not religion.
NO RELIGION can save
No religion's ever
died for you, or risen for you.
Religion is dead.
Jesus is alive.
A DEAD THING, INVENTED BY
DEAD PEOPLE, CAN'T SAVE YOU.
LIVING PERSON can.
THURSDAY, APRIL 10,
Every time someone
tries to get close to God, every time someone THINKS about
giving his/her heart to Jesus, an evil creep called Satan
will put thoughts like these in your mind:
"BUT you had an
"BUT you cheated on
"BUT you cheated on
"BUT you stole that
"BUT you've blasphemed
"BUT you've practiced
"BUT you've been a bad
father, mother, husband, wife, son, daughter, friend,
"BUT you belong to
"BUT you did
BUT... BUT... BUT...
Satan will come up
with a long litany of "BUTS".
If you listen to
Satan, you'll NEVER give your heart to Jesus.
That's EXACTLY what the slimy
Forget all his "buts"
(one "t") and KICK HIM IN HIS
BUTT (double "t").
Jesus LOVES YOU UNCONDITIONALLY.
He awaits you with
OPEN ARMS, no matter who you
are, where you've been, or what you've done.
In John 6:37 Jesus
"he that comes to me, I WILL
IN NO WAY REJECT".
We know Jesus is The Truth
and that He CAN'T LIE.
He LOVES YOU NOW, He'll
RECEIVE YOU now, forgive you, cleanse you, erase ALL YOURS
SINS, and even FORGET that you ever committed them! (Hebrews
Why would anyone
listen to that liar named Satan, anyway?
STOP listening to the
loser and listen to the Winner.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9,
The entire Bible was
written in a primarily agricultural setting.
The Feasts in God's
calendar are tied to various harvests in the land of
The Feasts, and
the harvests themselves, are tied to Bible prophecy,
and reflect HOW IT WILL UNFOLD HERE
ON EARTH, since it's THE EARTH that produces the harvest.
Since God's calendar
begins and ends in the spring, THE EARLIEST HARVEST IS
BARLEY which takes place around Passover.
THE LATEST HARVEST IS
OLIVES, which takes place in late fall to winter.
Let's see how "seed
time and harvest" are tied to the prophetic Word:
Spring: Barley Harvest - in
the first month of Aviv (Nisan)
Represents Christ who
rose from the dead on Aviv 18, during the First Fruits of
Barley (1 Corinthians 15:23), the Old Testament saints who
rose and ascended to heaven with Him (Matthew 27:51-53),
probably the Church, and the 144,000 mentioned in
Revelation chapters 7:1-8 and 14:1-4.
Spring to Summer: Wheat
saved during the tribulation. Since ancient times,
wheat is threshed using an instrument called tribulum, where
it is ROUGHLY AND FORCIBLY SEPARATED FROM the chaff.
perseverance and endurance through the crushing tribulation
will be well rewarded as THEY WILL BE SAVED AND RAPTURED
BEFORE the (worst) bowl judgments and Armageddon
(Matthew 24:13; Revelation 14:15-16; 15:2).
Summer to Fall: Grape Harvest
unrepentant mankind, who sides with and supports
Antichrist to try to PREVENT
Christ's Kingdom on earth AT ANY COST.
They are trampled by
the returning Jesus in God's Wine Press, outside Jerusalem,
and their blood flows like
grape juice down the Kidron Valley for 180 miles and into
the Red Sea (Revelation 14:18-20; 19:11-16).
Fall and After: Olives
Olives, which produce
olive oil, and are harvested mostly after Sukkot
(Tabernacles) represent the ANOINTED ONE (Messiah, Christ)
and His Kingdom over ALL THE EARTH, headquartered in
That 8-day Feast is
called zeman simchateinu, "the season of OUR
One of the things I
love about God's calendar, in addition to its beautiful and
perfect symmetry, is that it
begins (Barley) and ends (Olives) on a happy note.
The two "in between"
harvests, wheat and grapes, may reflect severe suffering,
hardship, and bloodshed, but they are followed by the
harvest of olives, which represents the Messiah's Kingdom.
And Scripture tells us
that "of His Kingdom there
shall be NO END" (Luke 1:33).
I JUST LOVE happy
endings, don't you?
TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014
TITHES & NEW TESTAMENT
The more we study and
meditate Scripture, the more we commune with the Spirit of
the Living God, the more we realize WHAT A MANGLED MESS
organized religion has made of the Christian faith.
And the more we see
just how MANIPULATIVE and FEAR-FILLED organized religion
has always been, and is.
Most Christians - like
dumb sheep being fleeced and, in some cases, led to the
slaughter - PAY 10% of their INCOMES to some local
church or ministry and THINK
they are being "good Christians" and that their actions
NOTHING could be
farther from the Truth.
Do you know that
tithing to your local church is TOTALLY UNSCRIPTURAL?
Do you know that
BIBLICAL tithing has NEVER
consisted of MONEY?
Do you know that
tithing consisted ONLY of
grain, produce and cattle? (Leviticus 27:30-32,
Deuteronomy 12:17; 14:23).
Do you know that
tithing was ONLY commanded to
NATURAL Israel, and ONLY
while the Temple was standing? (Nehemiah 13:5; Malachi
Do you know that Jews,
who were commanded by God to tithe, NO LONGER TITHE, SINCE
THERE'S NO TEMPLE?
Do you know that NO
CHRISTIAN has ever been required to tithe ANYTHING?
Do you know that ONLY
LEVITES are authorized by God to receive tithes? (Numbers
18:26-28; 2nd Chronicles 31:5-10; Nehemiah 10:38; Hebrews
your pastor is Hebrew, and from the tribe of Levi, he has
NO RIGHT WHATSOEVER to receive tithes. NONE. ZERO.
Do you know THAT NO
CHRISTIAN MINISTER IS AUTHORIZED ANYWHERE, from Genesis to
Revelation, TO RECEIVE TITHES?
I'm assuming the
answer to all these questions by most Christians would be
Because if they knew
these things, they WOULDN'T TITHE.
The fact most
Christians DON'T KNOW these things, proves TO WHAT EXTENT
they've been brainwashed by Christianism.
Do you know that
tithing was done ONLY UNDER
Do you know that,
according to Galatians 3:10, 3:13-14; 5:3-4, if
we try to justify ourselves BY THE LAW (by keeping PART of
it, like tithing) we
are obligated to keep THE
ENTIRE LAW (all 613 commandments), we fall
from Grace, and COME UNDER A CURSE?
Yet THAT'S PRECISELY
what organized Christianism asks most followers to do!
Do you know that we
have had this teaching about tithing on the website FOR
A WHOLE DECADE AND NO ONE - NOT ONE!!! - of the many
ministers who ask their congregations to tithe, and who
freely admit they follow this ministry daily and even
re-preach many of these messages, HAS
EVER challenged it?
KNOW it's true.
But yet, THEY
KEEP DOING IT.
I'll tell you WHY they
keep asking you to tithe:
FEAR (which is all
religion ever produces) has such hold on their lives that
they FEAR if they don't
ask for tithes, they won't be able to pay for those fancy
church buildings, those ostentatious monuments they've
built to glorify their denomination and/or THEMSELVES.
Lord knows God
receives VERY LITTLE GLORY, if any, from them.
Well, how do you
suggest they pay for the mortgage, electricity,
maintenance, etc., not to mention their own salaries?
The same way Jews do
when they join the shul or synagogue: they
are charged an annual fee.
They could also pass
around the offering plate and receive VOLUNTARY OFFERINGS
from those to whom they purportedly minister.
Or they could meet, AS DID
THE EARLY CHURCH, in believers' homes and SAVE ALL THAT
UNNECESSARY EXPENSE (Acts 8:3; Romans 16:5; 1
Corinthians 16:19; Colossians 4:15; Philemon 1:2).
But the Gospels
Yes, when the Gospels
were written the Second
Temple was still standing, hence Jews still tithed cattle,
grain and produce (Matthew 24:1-2).
There were NO Gentile
CHRISTIANS around when the Gospels were written, only Jews
(Matthew 15:24; 23:23).
Law was still in effect, since Christ had not yet died
But Hebrews chapter 7
Yes, and TO
WHOM is this epistle addressed?
It's addressed TO
JEWS, NOT to Gentile Christians.
When Paul wrote that
epistle (around 64 A.D.) the
Second Temple still existed, and Jews still tithed.
You won't find ANY
mention of tithing in Acts, Romans, Corinthians, Galatians,
Ephesians, Colossians, Philippians, or ANYWHERE ELSE in the
Again: tithing was ONLY
for Israelites and ONLY while there was A TEMPLE IN
Are you saying IT'S
SIN to tithe?
What churches today
call "tithing" IS TOTALLY
UNBIBLICAL RELIGIOUS FABRICATION.
Fortunately, we ARE
under Grace, and God looks at THE HEART.
HEARTS are in the right place when they "tithe".
They do it with good
intentions, OUT OF IGNORANCE, because they've been
effectively brainwashed by religion and God knows this,
UNDERSTANDS, and FORGIVES.
That's NO EXCUSE,
however, TO KEEP DOING IT.
MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014
It happens much too
Some scared Christian
wants help because he or she is "backslidden".
He or she fears
"losing" their Salvation because of some sin(s).
These poor people
DON'T HAVE A CLUE what they're talking about, but their
"Christian" religion did not hesitate for one second to
heap condemnation on their heads.
SURE they felt GUILT for the VERY SIN(S) THAT JESUS
REMOVED, DESTROYED, ERASED, FORGOT AND CLEANSED 2,000 YEARS
AGO (Psalms 103:12; Hebrews 9:26,10:17).
They even borrowed an ominous
sounding biblical term AND MISAPPLIED IT to make their
false doctrine seem more credible: "backsliding".
It's hard to associate
any good thing with the coming tribulation, but one benefit
it will bring to all mankind is that God
will OBLITERATE religion - ALL religion, Christian and
pagan - from the face of the earth (Daniel 11:36-37; 2
Not a moment too soon.
But isn't the term
"backsliding" found in Scripture?
AND EVERY SINGLE TIME
it refers to Israelites abandoning the worship of Yahweh in
favor of worshiping THE IDOLS du
jour like Baal or Ashtoreth.
NOT ONCE does it refer
to "falling into old sins", OTHER THAN the sin of idolatry
(Proverbs 1:32; Isaiah 57:5-13; Jeremiah 3:6-13; Hosea
EXCLUSIVELY to idolatry: To the worship of false "gods".
So, unless you were
once a believer in Jesus, forsook Jesus, and are now
worshiping Buddha, Krishna, Allah or some other FALSE
"deity", YOU'RE NOT
And if you did
"forsake" Jesus, it's because
YOU NEVER KNEW HIM IN THE FIRST PLACE.
You may have HEARD ABOUT
Him and acquired some form of
"Christian" religion, BUT YOU
NEVER EXPERIENCED HIM PERSONALLY AND INTIMATELY IN YOUR
REALLY know Him CANNOT forsake Him anymore than He can
forsake us (Deuteronomy 31:8; Hebrews 13:5).
So, the FIRST thing
that I do with poor sinners who seek help for "backsliding"
is GET THEM TO REPENT (change
They're NOT backslidden at
individuals who HAVE
NEVER RECEIVED JESUS INTO THEIR HEARTS and NEED TO DO SO and
have ALL THEIR SINS ERASED (some in this category ARE
RELIGIOUS, some AREN'T).
Or, they know Jesus,
ARE SAVED, and simply fell into sin because of human
weakness, and because they're minds haven't been renewed.
In any case, GUILT
won't help them at all. It will make matters WORSE, not
The ONLY REMEDY for sin is
ONLY REMEDY FOR SIN is Jesus.
Make sure HE
LIVES IN your heart (Ephesians 3:17).
He does, ALL your sins (past, present, and future) are
forgiven and HAVE BEEN FORGIVEN since 2,000 years ago in
earth "time", and SINCE ETERNITY in God's reckoning.
GUILT doesn't make
anyone LESS of a sinner, IT MAKES US SIN ALL THE MORE!
If you feel badly
about sinning, CONFESS
that/those sin(s), receive God's forgiveness AND STAND ON
Then FORGIVE YOURSELF.
Confessing sin DOESN'T
NOTIFY God about your sin(s). He knew about that/those
sin(s) LONG BEFORE you committed it/them in space-time.
What it does is RELEASE
OUR CONSCIENCE FROM THEM.
If the sin or sins
involve harm to another person, either directly or
indirectly -- and if it's
possible -- without harming yourself in the process
--apologize to him or her.
Tell them how sorry
you are and ask THEIR FORGIVENESS.
MEDITATE ON GOD'S TOTAL
FORGIVENESS UNTIL YOUR MIND BECOMES TOTALLY RENEWED
and YOU BECOME FULLY
CONVINCED AND GROUNDED ON THE MARVELOUS TRUTH that Jesus
HAS REMOVED ALL SIN FOR ALL TIME (Psalm 103:12; John
1:29: Hebrews 9:26; 1 John 3:5).
As long as you carry
guilt around, as long as your
faith wavers every time you sin, as long as religion
sells you the lie that you've fallen OUT OF FAVOR with God
because you did WHATEVER, Satan will have you wrapped
around his little finger and will toss you to and fro like
a beach ball.
He'll manipulate you
and get you into a vicious cycle where you sin even more,
then feel even guiltier, then sin even more, then feel more
guilt, and so on.
Jesus has FOREVER set
us free FROM BONDAGE to sin, to Satan, to guilt, and TO HIS
OWN LAW (John
He who THE SON SETS
FREE is FREE INDEED (John
Shove ALL GUILT ASIDE
and MEDITATE ON THAT.
SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014
WHY PRIESTS SHOULD
Did you know that
prior to the 11th century A.D., Roman Catholic priests WERE
ALLOWED to marry?
That's right: priest
celibacy was not INVENTED until A WHOLE MILLENNIUM AFTER
Jesus and His Apostles preached the Gospel.
Before that, priests
had wives and children like normal males.
Priest celibacy has
been a requirement to ordination for only the past 1,000
In case you're
wondering what made the RCC change its policy toward
priests, here it is: GREED.
Upon the death of a
priest, disputes arose as TO WHAT CHURCH PROPERTY under his
control should be passed down to his wife and children.
At the Council of
Pavia in 1018, the RCC declared priests' children SERFS OF
THE CHURCH, unable to be ordained, and BARRING THEM FROM
INHERITING THEIR FATHER'S INCOME connected to a church
office or parish.
Being the offspring of
a Catholic priest was, therefore, HIGHLY
UNDESIRABLE since upon dad's death you'd be left WITH
NOTHING: high and dry, WITH NO RIGHTS, and basically A
SLAVE to the religion.
57 years later, in
1075, Pope Gregory VII issued a decree barring married
priests from ministry.
Said decree was made
OFFICIAL at the First Lateran Council in 1123.
Since then, the
DISASTROUS RESULTS of such policy, not the least of which
is the rampant pedophilia plaguing the Catholic Church,
speak for themselves.
They would have been
better off ALLOWING priests to marry, ALLOWING his wife and
children to INHERIT some or most of his possessions, rather
than RUINING THE LIVES OF Lord knows HOW MANY innocent
children, then having to settle out of court for large,
undisclosed, sums of money.
teaching sees celibacy as "a gift from God" that He bestows
on those who are "called to the priesthood".
Romans 11:29 says VERY
CLEARLY that "God's GIFTS and
His calling are IRREVOCABLE".
The Catholic Church can
teach, as it has taught for centuries, WHAT
IT WANTS, but clearly ALL THOSE PEDOPHILE PRIESTS DIDN'T
HAVE ANY GIFT FROM GOD, NOR
WERE THEY CALLED by Him INTO THE PRIESTHOOD, OR ANY
OTHER KIND OF MINISTRY.
want to call God A LIAR, it's clear that most priests DO
NOT HAVE THE GIFT OR THE CALL.
The RCC's principal
argument in defense of priest celibacy is that Jesus was
Jesus is THE Virgin-born, SINLESS, IMMORTAL Son of God.
Priests are SINFUL
MORTALS like the rest of us.
pitiful argument IS INSTANTLY rendered NULL AND VOID.
Roman Catholicism CONTRADICTS
ITSELF first by calling the Apostle Peter its "first
Pope" - and we know from
Scripture that Peter WAS MARRIED (Matthew 8:14; Mark
1:30; Luke 4:38)- then requiring all future Popes and
clergy TO BE CELIBATE.
In 1 Timothy 2:2-5 the
Apostle Paul, who wrote his epistle from
Rome, very clearly states THE
REQUIREMENTS FOR BISHOPS, DEACONS AND ALL IN THE MINISTRY:
"Now the bishop
(overseer) is to be ABOVE REPROACH, FAITHFUL
TO HIS WIFE, temperate, self-controlled, respectable,
hospitable, able to teach, not given to drunkenness, not
violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. HE
MUST MANAGE HIS OWN FAMILY WELL AND SEE THAT HIS CHILDREN
OBEY HIM, and he must do so IN A MANNER WORTHY OF FULL
If anyone DOES NOT KNOW HOW
TO MANAGE HIS
OWN FAMILY, HOW CAN HE TAKE CARE OF GOD'S CHURCH?
It's hard to argue
with Paul's logic, and even
harder to argue WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT.
It's NO COINCIDENCE that this
impractical, UNFAIR and UNBIBLICAL doctrine of priest
celibacy emerged during the period known as the Dark Ages, when
the Bible was locked up in monasteries and available only
Apparently, those in
the clergy who WERE ABLE TO READ IT, only read the portions
that served to increase the wealth and self-aggrandizement
of the Roman Church.
Paul also prophesied
that this would happen:
Spirit SPEAKS EXPRESSLY, THAT IN THE LATTER TIMES SOME
SHALL DEPART FROM THE FAITH, listening TO SPIRITS OF ERROR
AND DOCTRINES OF DEMONS; that IN HYPOCRISY they shall
speak lies; having their conscience seared as with a hot
iron; THEY SHALL FORBID TO
MARRY"... (1 Timothy 4:1-3).
Priest celibacy is 100%
It has produced MANY
VICTIMS and caused nothing but PAIN.
Catholic priests to marry wouldn't solve the pedophilia
crisis completely, BUT IT WOULD GO A LONG WAY TOWARD
There are many Roman
Catholics who follow this ministry.
If I were you, I'd
start circulating a petition, among your Catholics peers,
to send to Pope Francis at the Vatican, asking him to
consider MUCH NEEDED CHANGE in this area.
SATURDAY, APRIL 5,
NOAH FOUND GRACE
"And the LORD said, I
will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the
earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the
fowls of the air; for I AM SORRY THAT I HAVE MADE THEM.
But Noah FOUND GRACE in
the eyes of the LORD" (Genesis 6:7-8).
Scripture, Satan came ONE MAN
short of thwarting God's plan of Redemption.
Had God's promise of
redemption through the "seed of the woman" NOT been
A. All of us would
have been doomed forever.
B. That would make God
A LIAR (perish the thought), since He would have FAILED to
fulfill His promise.
The creep fell short BY
How and WHY did
he fall short?
Noah FOUND GRACE in the eyes
of the Lord.
This happened around
2,500 years B.C., approximately
1,100 YEARS BEFORE the Law was given.
Grace, therefore, PREDATES
the Law by 1,100 YEARS.
WHOLE MILLENNIUM, PLUS!
Noah found Grace 4,500
Before Abraham, Isaac,
Jacob, before Moses, even
before Calvary, Noah found Grace.
Yet 4,500 years later, and
2,000 years after Jesus poured out His pure, sinless Blood
for our sins, died, rose from the dead and ASCENDED TO
HEAVEN, millions of supposed
"Christians" haven't found Grace.
Grace and replace it with
Jesus' righteousness and try to replace
it WITH "THEIR OWN".
if they HAD ANY).
They reject God's
UNCONDITIONAL FAVOR and GOODNESS and try
TO EARN THEIR WAY into heaven.
No one has EVER earned
heaven and NO ONE EVER WILL.
No one MERITS heaven.
EVERYONE on earth MERITS
There are NONE
righteous, NOT EVEN ONE! (Romans 3:10)
haven't learned anything in 4,500 years.
Noah found grace and Noah
PREACHED God's righteousness, FREELY CREDITED TO US BY
grace, FOR 120 YEARS (Genesis 6:3; 2 Peter 2:5).
Do you know how many
conversions he got, after preaching 120 years?
EVERYONE in that
faithless and perverse generation COULD
HAVE found grace, too.
Their lives, and the
lives of all living creatures on the planet, COULD
HAVE been spared.
HAVE BEEN SAVED BY GRACE even back then.
REJECTED God's awesome Grace.
THEY GOT was JUDGMENT.
REJECT the Grace of God and say IT'S INSUFFICIENT TO SAVE,
ALL we can expect is JUDGMENT.
His Grace IS
sufficient (2 Corinthians 12:9).
It's NO COINCIDENCE
that Jesus compared the days JUST PRIOR TO His appearing to
the days of Noah (Matthew 24:37).
Everyone reading this
message can be saved and escape God's impending judgment on
this world by
receiving Jesus into his heart and TRUSTING His marvelous
Sadly, even many who
call themselves "Christian" will STILL REJECT GRACE and
"BY FAITH Noah, when
warned about things NOT YET SEEN, in holy fear built an ark
to save his family.
BY HIS FAITH he condemned the
world and became heir OF THE RIGHTEOUSNESS THAT IS BY
FAITH" (Hebrews 11:7).
ALWAYS BEEN and WILL ALWAYS BE by Grace ONLY, through FAITH
only (Ephesians 2:8-9).
Salvation was BY GRACE ONLY,
THROUGH FAITH ONLY, 1,100 years BEFORE the Law given at
Those who try to
REPLACE God's Grace with COMMANDMENTS, and His
Righteousness with "THEIR OWN" can only be certain of one
God's wrath and unrelenting
Those who DON'T live
in God's Grace are in
Those who are
NOT SAVED by Grace,ARE NOT SAVED.
Noah found Grace 4,500 years
Have YOU found Grace?
If you HAVEN'T,
I urge you to TRUST Jesus and His Grace, right now.
FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014
We've all heard the
computer adage "GIGO" = GARBAGE in, GARBAGE out.
Well, I got one for
KRAP in, KRAP out.
When you WATCH crap.
When you LISTEN TO
When you READ crap.
When you BUY crap.
And SELL crap.
And, as a result, end
up BELIEVING CRAP.
Guess WHAT comes
I'm pretty patient
with new Christians, with people who are experiencing some
personal crisis, and with HONEST seekers of Truth.
But with those who've
been Christian 10, 20, 30 years and are STILL WALLOWING IN
CRAP, I have VERY LITTLE PATIENCE.
"Christian" for at least 15 or 20 years: GROW UP!
ALL about you. It's ALL
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus,
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, and
You've asked me the
same question 50 different times in 50 different ways.
And I keep giving you
THE SAME ANSWER:
The only "conditions" for
BORN AGAIN of the Spirit (John 3:5) by RECEIVING Christ
into one's heart (innermost being).
Jesus, and WHAT HE DID to save us, COMPLETELY.
Salvation is A
GIFT that we DO NOT
DESERVE, and CANNOT EARN.
We COULD NOT EARN IT
YESTERDAY, CANNOT EARN IT TODAY, nor can we EARN IT
TOMORROW, NEXT WEEK, NEXT MONTH, OR in the next 20 years.
Since it is A
GIFT, it CANNOT BE lost OR TAKEN AWAY (Romans 11:29).
You CAN'T BE SAVED one
moment, and NOT SAVED the next.
Actions, good or bad, HAVE
ZERO to do with Salvation.
You've "only" heard me
say these things 50 MILLION TIMES...
WHICH PART of it DON'T
But my pastor
Hey, I'm not
responsible for what your "pastor" says.
But some Kristian
author or Kristian celebrity says...
I'm not responsible
for what they say, teach or write. Furthermore, I
I only care about WHAT
And that's THE ONLY
THING ABOUT WHICH YOU SHOULD
Nobody puts a gun to
your head and FORCES you to watch, hear, read, buy OR
BELIEVE that crap.
If you were MORE
SELECTIVE as to what YOU
CHOOSE to pay attention, or in what YOU
CHOOSE to spend money and time, YOU WOULDN'T BE SO
But his book sold 25
Really? Is THAT
supposed to impress me?
J.K. Rowling sold over
400 MILLION copies of her Harry Potter series, and
several of her books were turned into major Hollywood
motion pictures. So, why don't you BLINDLY BELIEVE
EVERYTHING SHE WROTE?
Why don't you put what
SHE WROTE ABOVE what GOD
WROTE, as some of you do with some of these jokers who
call themselves "pastors"?
But he's got 10
So did the Pharisees. Jesus
But he's on TV...
So are Ellen
DeGeneres, Jerry Springer, Kim Kardashian and Bozo the
And THEY have
Paul said it very
clearly in Galatians 1:8:
If ANYONE - ANYONE - even
AN ANGEL FROM HEAVEN - preaches ANOTHER GOSPEL than the
true Gospel of FREE Salvation by Grace through faith, he,
she, they or it IS ACCURSED.
Which part of
"ACCURSED" (ANATHEMA) doesn't your little, confused
Kristian brain GET?
If your "pastor"
DOESN'T KNOW THE DIFFERENCE that Jesus' death, resurrection
and ascension made, YOU NEED TO FIND ANOTHER PASTOR.
If you've attended the
same church for 5, 8 or 10 years and
you don't know whether you're saved or not, or who is saved
and who isn't, your pastor is not doing his job. Find
another pastor who teaches the TRUE Gospel.
If that religious
moron WHO SOLD 50 MILLION COPIES of that piece of crap he
wrote, DOESN'T TEACH A CLEAR GOSPEL of Grace thru faith, and
sets any other "conditions" for salvation, YOU NEED TO STOP
SUPPORTING his ministry, and STOP BUYING AND READING his
And don't pass them on
to a "friend", either. He or she will end up as confused as
you: THROW ‘em IN THE TRASH,
where they belong!
If your "spiritual
leader" preaches FEAR instead of TRUST (faith), he's
serving Satan, NOT Christ:
I don't care WHO HE
(or she) IS, how many books he's written, how many copies
they've sold, how many man-invented "scholarly degrees"
he's got, how large his "church" is, how big those
monuments he built for his own glory are, or how often he
appears on Fox, CNN or Kristian TV.
I'm TIRED of dealing
with religious crap.
long-time Christians who, by now, SHOULD KNOW BETTER.
THURSDAY, APRIL 3,
PANEL OF 8
This week Pope Francis
named an 8-member commission to solve the "sex abuse
problem" plaguing the RCC.
Half of the commission
members are male, half female, including a former victim of
child abuse by a priest.
commission is DECADES, if not CENTURIES, overdue.
This is a positive
development and I give credit to Francis for having the
courage to face, and DO SOMETHING about, this widespread
problem that his predecessors seemed all too eager to sweep
under the rug.
The big question is:
Can a Vatican-appointed
commission bring about real change and be trusted to
give a non-biased and honest report about
the extent and severity of the abuse and offer REAL
SOLUTIONS to prevent future offenses, that
will be accepted by the Vatican?
It's much too soon of
course to tell what, if anything, productive will come out
of this, but at least it's a
step in the right direction.
Because of the late
hour in which we're living, it may also be too
little, too late, but it certainly is better than
Whatever course of
action the commission eventually recommends, let's hope it
includes screening candidates
to the priesthood for pedophile tendencies, PRIOR TO
Let's hope it has the
courage to implement SEVERE DETERRENTS for offenders or
would be offenders.
Let's hope it DOES NOT
CONTINUE THE CURRENT
HORRENDOUS policy of covering up abuse and transferring the
offending priest to another parish so he can perpetrate the
same evil on innocent, unsuspecting CHILD VICTIMS there,
scarring and destroying still more lives in the process.
Let's pray that the
Holy Spirit will work on the hearts and minds of the panel
members, and the Pope, and gives them the wisdom and
HONESTY to take DECISIVE ACTIONS to resolve this painful,
evil, and life-destroying plague that
is INEXCUSABLE, that has gone unchecked far too long, and
that has NO PLACE AT ALL in the Body of Christ.
Of course, any
resulting reforms won't change those lives that were
ruined, and whose innocence was shattered, but at least
they will have the small satisfaction of knowing that their
coming forward protected and PREVENTED many unsuspecting
children from suffering the same fate.
May our precious Lord
bless and protect the children.
May He be gracious to
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2,
THE PURPOSE OF FASTING
Religion and the
natural mind have perverted fasting.
The false assumption
is that, if we fast, we will get God's attention, or cause
Him to move on our behalf.
therefore, view fasting as self-imposed
affliction, a form of penitence to gain God's favor.
That sort of thinking is
for pagans, not for God's children.
It's PAGANS who attempt to
appease or gain their "deity's" favor thru penance.
there's NOTHING they can do to earn God's favor, be it
for salvation (the greatest of all blessings) or
any other blessing.
God's favor is undeserved,
freely available for anyone who'll receive his Son Jesus
Christ as Lord.
The main purpose for
fasting is TO DEVELOP and
STRENGTHEN YOUR SPIRIT.
Fasting is one of the
most effective ways to
develop the inner man (born-again spirit).
Your spirit is located
inside your stomach-kidney area.
spirit and food are essentially competing for the same
The Spirit is breath
(air). The more space we allow in our stomachs the better
When we fast, the
stomach is empty and the Spirit's Presence is easier to
detect. It's also easier to "hear" the Spirit's Voice
It's very difficult to
walk in the spirit constantly, like we're commanded to do,
or to develop our reborn spiritual nature, when our
stomach's STUFFED to capacity with food.
Even if we don't do a
total fast, we should try to keep our stomachs at
least partially empty in order to both, discern the
spirit within us, and allow "room" for the Spirit of God to
"pig out" on food, drink or anything else they put in their
It's better that you
eat or drink 6-10 small meals a day, than for you to have
fewer meals and leave the table so full you can hardly
Here are some
Scriptures to back this up :
"For he shall be great
in the sight of the lord, and shall
drink neither wine or strong drink; and he shall be FILLED
WITH the Holy Spirit, even from his mother's womb" (Luke
not drunk (filled) with wine (or food) wherein
is excess; but (rather) BE FILLED WITH the Holy Spirit... singing
and making melody in your heart to the Lord" (Ephesians
Fasting is used to
communicate more effectively with God who lives inside
you. By staying in intimate
communion with His Spirit, who is the source of all power,
we develop our own spirit.
What about the
Scripture about casting out evil spirits thru fasting and
In Mark 9:28-29 the disciples ask Jesus "why
couldn't we cast the evil spirit out?" And He answers "this
kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting".
They were dealing with
a stubborn spirit. Jesus is
telling them that, unless they are stronger in their own
spirits than the evil spirit in question, he won't come
out. He tells them the way to get that spiritual strength
is thru fasting and prayer.
This is confirmed in
"But if I with the
finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the Kingdom of God
is come upon you. When the strong man armed keeps his
palace, his goods are in peace: but WHEN
A STRONGER THAN HE SHALL COME UPON HIM, AND OVERCOME HIM,
he takes from him all his armor in which he trusted, and
divides his spoils... when the unclean spirit goes out of a
All Christians should
fast. How often should you fast? That's between you and the
When you do, it should
be AN ENJOYABLE, JOYOUS
EXPERIENCE: keep the stomach empty, or at least half
empty, and get in touch with your own spirit (in the
stomach-kidney area), and with the Spirit of God who lives
there, in the innermost recesses of your being.
How can any child of
God NOT ENJOY God's Presence?
Whether you fast or
not, I urge you to make getting in touch with your spirit your
number one priority (Matthew 6:33).
The spirit is, after
all, the most valuable and most important part of your
TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 2014
THE REAL ROSH HASHANAH
The Feast of Yom
Teruah commanded in Leviticus 23:24 (a/k/a the Feast of
Trumpets) is NEVER CALLED Rosh Hashanah in the Bible.
In Leviticus 23:34,
when God established this Feast, it's called Zikron Teruah
(Day of Remembrance).
In Numbers 29:1 it is
called Yom Teruah (Day of Shouting, or Day of Blowing the
The term Rosh Hashanah
meaning "head of the year" or "beginning
of the year" is mentioned ONLY ONCE in the Bible in Ezekiel
That ONE time that
it's mentioned, Rosh Hashanah
refers to the BEGINNING OF the month of Aviv (Nisan) in the
spring, NOT to Tishri 1 in the fall.
45:18 and 21 both confirm this by referring to Aviv
(Nisan), the month Passover is celebrated, UNAMBIGUOUSLY
as "the first month".
And God makes it
CRYSTAL CLEAR in Exodus 12:2 that
the calendar GIVEN BY Him to the Israelites BEGINS ON Rosh
Chodesh Aviv (Nisan), NOT on Rosh Chodesh Tishri.
There is NO
BIBLICAL reason whatsoever, therefore, to call Yom
Teruah "Rosh Hashanah".
Again: There is NO
BIBLICAL REASON WHATSOEVER to call Yom Teruah "Rosh
Those who call Yom
Teruah "Rosh Hashanah" are
DISOBEYING God, who clearly commanded, IN
THE TORAH, that
Aviv was to be THE BEGINNING OF the year (Exodus 12:2).
"But you don't
understand: there are 4 different New Years in the rabbinic
Oh, I understand
Of the 4 rabbinic "new
years", THREE WERE INVENTED
by rebellious Jews during Babylonian exile.
In the 5th century
B.C. Jews returned from Babylon after 70 years of captivity
for their persistent rebellion.
PRIOR TO the 5th
ISRAELITE AND NO JEW EVER REFERRED TO Yom Teruah as "Rosh
JEW ever called Yom Teruah "Rosh Hashanah" PRIOR TO the 5th
Rebellious Jews can
proclaim a "new year for trees" Tu B'shevat (Shevat 15), a
"new year for tithing cattle" (Elul 1) and a "civil new
year" (Tishri 1) until their
DISOBEDIENT faces turn purple.
God DOESN'T ACKNOWLEDGE ANY
OF THE THREE SINCE THEY WERE INVENTED
BY SINFUL, DISOBEDIENT MORTALS.
NONE of the three ARE
FOUND IN Scripture.
The ONLY "New Year" that God
recognizes is THE ONE He Himself gave: Aviv 1.
Jews returned from
Babylon (the city of CONFUSION) with those pagan, invented
"new years" incorporated into their rabbinic calendar.
Just like they adopted
the PAGAN Babylonian NAMES for the 12 months, including the
4th month which is named after Sumerian "god" Tammuz.
It just shows HOW
CONFUSED and rebellious Jews were, and STILL ARE.
Are you saying that
God's true calendar and the rabbinic calendar are NOT one
and the same?
There are, of course,
enough similarities between the two for Jews to recognize
God's prophetic fulfillment of these Feasts, and His
Calendar and theirs are NOT one and the same.
Therefore, if you
really love God, want to obey God, and want to wish Jews or
believers in the Jewish Messiah, God of Israel, and Eternal
God, a "happy new year", do
so on ITS TRUE DATE, Aviv 1.
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