FRIDAY, JANUARY 31,
RAPTURE "DAY" OR
Everyone is seeking
THE day when the Rapture will happen.
Are we talking about A
SINGLE day, or SEVERAL days?
If by "Rapture" you
mean STRICTLY the INSTANT TRANSFORMATION of born-again
believers from mortal to immortal, that will usher us into
the heavenly realm, then YES,
THAT will definitely happen on A SPECIFIC DAY (1
However, there's a
Rapture PROCESS that will take DAYS and that NO ONE
1. According to 1
Thessalonians 4:15-17 the
DEAD in Christ will rise FIRST,BEFORE any
transformation takes place in us.
We don't know HOW LONG
their "rising" is going to take.
If we go by biblical
precedent (Matthew 27:51-53) where something similar
occurred at the Crucifixion-Resurrection of Christ, back
then it took AT LEAST 4 DAYS.
2. The Bible is clear
that 2,000 years ago the
RISEN DEAD APPEARED TO MANY in Jerusalem.
If the dead RISE
FIRST, it means that WE WILL
SEE THEM (at least some of us)BEFORE
being translated, just like many saw them in the first
century after Jesus rose from the dead.
Therefore, DON'T BE
SURPRISED if a loved one who
physically died in the faith suddenly becomes visible.
I've talked about this
twice before, but I want to prepare everyone.
This is NO JOKE, it's
no sci-fi movie script, and it's
NOTHING TO BE AFRAID OF.
These aren't ghosts or
zombies but FELLOW BELIEVERS, BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN
CHRIST, HOLY PEOPLE (SAINTS), joyful,
beautiful, glorified, and very much ALIVE, who are raised
from the dead by Christ.
And when THAT happens,
it's A SURE THING that our transformation (Rapture) IS
Seeing them should
cause us to REJOICE, NOT fear: And to praise God for His
WE are transformed...
4. THEN God's angels gather
ALL OF US TOGETHER (no telling how long THAT
"gathering" will take, since we're talking about an
"innumerable multitude", Revelation 7:9)...
5. Then WE
ALL GO UP TOGETHER (the risen dead plus born-again
believers who remain alive until the appearing of Christ),
to meet the Lord in the air:
Somewhere during this
period the 144,000 Israelites are also sealed on their
foreheads (Revelation 7:1-8).
They remain on earth A
LITTLE LONGER than the Church (Revelation 14:1-5).
How long will the
WHOLE Rapture PROCESS TAKE?
Revelation 2:10, 10 DAYS!
That's why Luke 21:28
tells us "when THESE THINGS BEGIN
to happen, then
LOOK UP, and lift up your heads, because YOUR
The very fact it says "BEGIN
to happen" indicates that IT DOESN'T HAPPEN ALL AT ONCE.
If the signs in the heaven
indicated INSTANT redemption, IT WOULDN'T SAY to "look up"
or "your redemption DRAWS NEAR", it would say "YOUR
REDEMPTION HAS ARRIVED".
NEED TO WORRY:
The REALLY BAD STUFF
(trumpet judgments) DOES NOT
begin UNTIL AFTER the Church is safely in heaven
That much is CRYSTAL
However, as I told you
last September, BE READY "just in case".
Don't be afraid.
But DO have on hand
some water and non-perishable food to last for at least a
batteries, matches, portable gas stove, etc. and DON'T
FORGET YOUR PETS. Have some extra food & water for THEM.
Prepare as you would
if you were going camping for a week or so.
Prepare and BE READY
by this coming (Super Bowl) Sunday.
If it turns out you don't
need it, no harm done.
Jesus gave this
information to the Apostle John SO
WE WOULD USE IT.
During those 10 days
Jesus will protect us. And He
WILL make us immortal.
But the Church COMES
OUT OF the great tribulation (Revelation 7:14).
That means the Church gets
TO SEE THE VERY BEGINNING OF the tribulation (Luke
WAY of getting around THAT.
NONE OF THE JUDGMENTS
fall while the Church is still on the earth.
However, IT WON'T BE
"business as usual" during those 10 days.
Revelation 6:12-16, and other passages:
There will be
TREMENDOUS ATMOSPHERIC changes which, in all likelihood,
will DISRUPT governments, utilities, and communication
systems (TV, internet, radio, cell phones, etc.)
There will be
TREMENDOUS geographical and topographical changes as well.
Will there be clean
water to drink?
Will food be
convenience stores, drug stores, etc. will probably be
Will there be
Will there be ANY
SUNLIGHT and, consequently, ANY light, during those 10
Will you be able to
use your smart phone?
Will you be able TO
Draw money from the
The answer to all of
these is: Probably NOT.
This is something that
WEIGHS HEAVILY on my spirit because the prophecy
establishment, the self-proclaimed "experts", HAVE
NOT PREPARED THE SHEEP for what's about to happen.
For over a century
they've SOLD US the UNBIBLICAL THEORY that
NO SIGNS precede the Rapture and that "one of these
days", when God has nothing better to do, He'll JUST ZAP US
OUT OF HERE before we can even blink, and then tribulation
That is NOT what
God's Word teaches.
STARTS, the dead in Christ begin to rise, then SOME DAYS
AFTER, we're ZAPPED.
We won't see MUCH
tribulation, and NONE OF the judgments (praise Jesus
eternally), but WE WILL BE ON
EARTH FOR THE FIRST 10 DAYS THEREOF (Revelation 2:10).
These things are now
If you haven't
received Jesus into your innermost being as God and Savior,
the time to do so is RIGHT
Don't wait ‘til the
Remember the parable
of the virgins in Matthew 25:1-12.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 30,
NO RAPTURE ON A FEAST-
The Second Coming of
Christ happens on a moed or major Hebrew Feast.
The Rapture, however,
is a different story.
There is NO BIBLICAL
REQUIREMENT for the Rapture to happen on a MAJOR Hebrew
First of all, there's
Jesus statement to His own disciples in Matthew 24:44 that
He would come when they
If He appeared on a
Feast, wouldn't most
believers be EXPECTING IT?
One feature of the
Hebrew calendar that has always fascinated me is its
Each year according
to God -- not some custom acquired in Babylonian
captivity -- begins on Aviv
(Nisan) 1 (Exodus 12:2).
Aviv 15 is Passover. There
are 3½ years (which is the duration of the tribulation)
from either Passover to the fall feasts, or from the fall
feasts to Passover.
For someone studying
biblical prophecy this poses a MAJOR challenge. We know
"the end" of the tribulation takes place on one of the
MAJOR Feasts (moedim), but
For years, this has
driven me absolutely nuts.
There are elements of
ultimate redemption DEPICTED in
ALL the major Feasts.
Sometimes it would
seem like it HAD TO happen
in the fall.
Other times, it seemed
like it HAD TO happen in
God did tell Daniel
these things would remain
"sealed" UNTIL "the time of the end" (Daniel 12:4, 9).
And that, when the
"time of the end" came, THEN JESUS HIMSELF WOULD UNSEAL
THEM: That's exactly what He
does in Revelation chapters 6, 7 and 8:1-2:
Glory to Him forever!
He has kept His Word.
The Holy Spirit recently
revealed one MAJOR piece of information which helps us
determine WHAT HAPPENS ON WHICH FEAST:
Daniel 11:29 tells us
that the Antichrist returns and "comes to the south"
(meaning Israel) ON A MOED, or MAJOR Hebrew Feast.
Well, so what? What's
SO TELLING about THAT?
Won't everyone on
earth know it, when it happens?
SHOULD I CARE, anyway? I'm Christian, and I
won't even BE HERE...
You won't be here when
Antichrist marches into Israel which means YOU
MUST HAVE GONE TO HEAVEN BEFORE he heads south.
The Rapture happens at
THE VERY BEGINNING OF THE TRIBULATION with a mega
quake, the sun turning black, the moon red, etc. (Matthew
24:29; Revelation 6:12).
The Antichrist CAN'T EVEN
APPEAR UNTIL the Body of Christ has been raptured and
"taken out of the way" (2 Thessalonians 2:3, 6-8).
The Antichrist gets to
reign and occupy Jerusalem for
42 Hebrew months (Revelation 11:2; 13:5).
And Jesus' Second
Coming MUST happen on a moed, or major Hebrew Feast
(Daniel 8:19; 11:27, 35).
If Antichrist goes to
Israel on a MAJOR Feast,
then occupies Jerusalem for 42 MONTHS, then
Jesus returns, ON ANOTHER MAJOR Feast, that ENDS the
There MUST BE a 42-month
period BETWEEN the Feast when Alex comes against Israel and
the Feast when Christ returns, defeats him, and ends
the tribulation and his evil reign.
I can now state,
categorically, based on Scripture, that
the Feast when Antichrist comes against Israel is Passover.
42 months from
Passover would end on Elul 15 which is 15
days PRIOR to Yom Teruah.
This makes perfect
It will take Alex
about 5-15 days to conquer Israel. Then
Antichrist rules exactly 42 months, as Scripture requires,
until Yom Teruah, when Jesus returns.
The tribulation officially
ends 10 days later on Yom Kippur, when Jesus judges the
surviving gentiles, based on their treatment of Israelites
during that harrowing time, and their fate is sealed
(Matthew 25:31-46; Joel 3:12).
If we turn it around
the other way (from Yom Teruah to Passover) it's 43½
months, and from Sukkot to Passover, 43
Here's the problem:
If Antichrist can't
even APPEAR until we're gone and the Rapture happened on
Yom Teruah (as most Messianic Jews and Christians think it
will), and since he MUST come against Israel on a MAJOR
FEAST, that would give him 15
DAYS TOPS to reappear, reintroduce himself, gain
worldwide support, put together an international coalition
and army, begin ruling the rest of the world, and come
against Israel on Sukkot.
Not to mention that
the 6 trumpet judgments mentioned in Revelation chapters 8
and 9 MUST ALSO TAKE PLACE in that 15-day interval.
Not to mention that
Daniel 11:40-41 indicates that BEFORE going against Israel
he sweeps through Egypt (king of the south) and
Turkey-Syria (king of the north), and perhaps OTHER
countries as well.
As much as Alex is
known for his legendary SWIFTNESS (hence he is depicted as
"a leopard" in both Daniel 7:6 and Revelation 13:2), that
would be TOO MUCH TOO SOON, even for him.
Besides, even if he
MIRACULOUSLY MANAGED to pull
it all off in just 15 days, then Jesus wouldn't come
until Passover 3½ years later, which
means Antichrist would rule 43 months, NOT THE 42 required
by Scripture (Revelation 13:5).
Unless you want to
argue that he does ALL OF THE ABOVE in
ONLY 15 DAYS, then it takes him A WHOLE MONTH OR
LONGER (30-45 days) to
conquer Israel. It simply doesn't make sense.
So his assault against
Israel MUST happen on
That makes A LOT of
sense, because if Jesus FULFILLED the
spring Feasts (Passover to Shavuot) in
His FIRST Coming, it stands to reason that He will
fulfill the fall Feasts (Yom
Teruah to Sukkot) in His
It makes EVEN MORE
SENSE because Passover is THE
FEAST on which Jesus' 3½
year PUBLIC ministry ended, with His PUBLIC Crucifixion
He died "in the middle
of" the 70th week, just as Daniel 9:27 predicted.
is allotted the FINAL 3½ years that COMPLETE the 70th week,
it makes perfect sense that he should pick up PRECISELY
where Jesus left off.
Since Alex can't even
appear until we're gone, if
he's already here on Passover, THE CHURCH MUST HAVE BEEN
RAPTURED PRIOR TO PASSOVER.
There are NO MAJOR Feasts (moedim)
PRIOR TO Passover.
Hence the Rapture CAN'T
happen on a moed or
Well, couldn't we
leave during Yom Teruah, Yom Kippur, or Sukkot the previous
fall, which would still be PRIOR TO PASSOVER?
We leave AT THE BEGINNING of
the 3½ year tribulation (Matthew 24:29; Revelation
6:12, 7:9). If we left 6
months earlier, then we would have a 4-year tribulation.
You can't find THAT
ANYWHERE in Scripture.
Jesus SWORE BY HIMSELF (and
there are NONE HIGHER) that the
tribulation would last 3½ years (Daniel 12:7).
Alex gets to rule 42
months, so we should be translated into the heavenly
dimension ANYWHERE FROM 43
months to NO MORE THAN 44-44½ months, PRIOR to the END OF
That would still make
the tribulation, generally speaking, "3½ years" in
That would also give
Alex MORE TIME --although a couple of months is still
LIGHTNING quick -- to do all of the above, then go against
Israel on Passover.
If you KNOW the Jewish
Messiah INTIMATELY you have something BEYOND WONDERFUL and
EXCITING to which to look forward in the coming days.
If you don't, if you've never
given your heart to Jesus, please DO IT NOW.
Don't postpone it for
These things will
begin to happen soon, and when they do it'll
be A VERITABLE BARRAGE of unrelenting events, that will
bring TOTAL CHAOS, and those
who remain on earth won't know WHAT hit ‘em, nor have
time to "prepare", or DO ANYTHING to prevent it (Isaiah
If, perchance, this
teaching is wrong and you get saved, you
lose nothing. Your Destiny will be secure FOR ALL
If you're left on this earth
during the tribulation, I don't have words to tell you HOW
MUCH you'll regret it.
Jesus LOVES YOU and wants to
BLESS YOU BEYOND your wildest expectations.
Better be safe than
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29,
NO RAPTURE ON A FEAST
Most people are
looking for the Rapture to take place during a MAJOR Hebrew
Since it DIDN'T happen
last September, on Yom Teruah, Yom Kippur or Sukkot, THE
EARLIEST we could expect it to happen now is on Passover,
searching frantically for SOMEONE who will PROVE to them,
beyond any doubt, that the Rapture will happen ON A
PARTICULAR Jewish Feast.
These, by the way, ARE
THE SAME "Christians" who jump all over anyone who singles
out a particular Feast Day as a possibility, and lecture
them about Christ's statement that "no one knows THE DAY".
look for answers EVERYWHERE EXCEPT in God's Word, which is
where answers ARE given.
While it would make a
lot of sense if the Rapture happened on one of the Feasts
of the Lord (moedim, appointed times) described in
Leviticus chapter 23, it
DOESN'T HAVE TO.
There is NO SCRIPTURAL
REQUIREMENT anywhere for the Rapture to take place on one
of the major Feasts.
And if you can produce
ONE, I'm all ears.
Well, what about
Jesus' words that "no one knows the day or hour"? Isn't
that a Hebrew idiom that points to Yom Teruah?
If you want to make
the case that Jesus' statement refers to THE PRECISE MOMENT
that the New Moon appears, hence no one knows "THE" DAY or
"THE" hour, then it could
apply NOT ONLY TO Rosh Chodesh Tishri (Yom Teruah) but to
ANY Rosh Chodesh, and there are twelve of them in any given
Hebrew year, 13 in leap years.
We can now PROVE, with
the Bible, WHY -- barring MAJOR, SUPERNATURAL Divine
intervention - it CANNOT and
WILL NOT happen on a MAJOR Jewish Feast.
I'll be discussing THE
REASONS (Lord willing) in the next message.
is ALMIGHTY and capable of manipulating time at will,
making it go forward, backward, stretching it, contracting
it, and a number of other things our human minds can't even
BASED ON THE INFO WE'RE GIVEN
in Scripture, it would be mathematically IMPOSSIBLE for
the Rapture to happen on a major Feast.
If God, however,
CHOOSES to step in and TOTALLY BLOW OUR MINDS, while still
complying with His written Word, then all bets are off.
Sabbaths ARE moedim. However, when Scripture says
"the end will happen on a moed", in
that context, it would refer to one of the 7 MAJOR FEASTS,
and not to one the year's 52 Sabbaths.
If weekly Sabbaths
were included, that wouldn't tell us ANYTHING: it would
hardly be worth mentioning.
If THE TRIBULATION
ENDS in 2017, as Daniel 9:25 seems to indicate, it would be
on Yom Kippur which, in that
particular year, ALSO HAPPENS TO FALL ON A SABBATH (Saturday,
September 30, 2017).
The Rapture (which
takes place 3½ years PRIOR) MAY HAPPEN
on a Sabbath, or on a minor Jewish Feast, but NOT on one of
the SEVEN MAJOR Hebrew Holidays.
Therefore (Unless God
SUPERNATURALLY intervenes): NO Rapture on Passover,
Unleavened Bread, First Fruits, Pentecost, Yom Teruah, Yom
Kippur or Sukkot.
So, don't fall asleep
and think "well, now it can't
happen until Passover".
The Good News for
those who know the Messiah is that we are BIBLICALLY AT THE
VERY TIME OF THE END and it could take place, as Jesus
said, at any time, when we
LEAST expect it.
We will give the
SPECIFIC BIBLICAL reasons in tomorrow's message.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 28,
DANIEL & THE RAPTURE
There are numerous
verses in Scripture that depict the Rapture, in both Old
and New Testaments:
Genesis 5:24; 2 Kings 2:1-11;
Song of Solomon 2:10-13; Isaiah 13:2-3; Isaiah 26:21; Joel
2;16; John 14:3; Luke 21:25-27, Luke 21:34-36; 1
Corinthians 15;50-55; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; 2
Thessalonians 2:3: Revelation 7:9 and Revelation 12:1-5.
However, since the Book of Revelation is the UNSEALING
OF the Book of Daniel, people often ask "how come there's
no mention of the Rapture in Daniel"?
One must simply look
closely in our English Bibles to find it.
Rapture (ESCAPE, DEPARTURE of believers from the
UNPRECEDENTED 3½ year tribulation) is found in Daniel
"And AT THAT TIME shall Michael stand up,
the great prince which stands for the children of your
people: and THERE SHALL BE A TIME OF TRIBULATION, SUCH AS
NEVER WAS SINCE THERE WAS A NATION EVEN TO THAT SAME TIME:
and AT THAT TIME your people
SHALL BE DELIVERED, every one that shall be found written
in the book.
And MANY OF THEM THAT SLEEP IN THE
DUST OF THE EARTH SHALL AWAKE, some to everlasting life,
and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
THAT ARE WISE SHALL SHINE AS THE BRIGHTNESS OF THE
FIRMAMENT; and they that turn many to righteousness as
the stars forever and ever".
The word for
"delivered" in Daniel 12:1 is yimmalet, from malat in
Hebrew which actually means "TO SLIP AWAY" OR "TO ESCAPE".
Are you saying that word is
most English Bibles?
No. If you escape or slip away you
What I'm saying is that
"delivered" is NOT THE BEST translation.
The VERY SAME WORD is used in Genesis 19:17 and
19:19-20 when Lot and his daughters ESCAPED from Sodom into
nearby Zoar and were spared
In Genesis, it was TRANSLATED
MORE ACCURATELY as "escape".
It's also used at least A DOZEN times in 1 Samuel with
regards to David ESCAPING
from the wrath and persecution of Saul.
Daniel 12, verse 1 we
have THE ESCAPE (Rapture) of Daniel's people (ALL SPIRITUAL
Jews, whether Jew or Gentile in the flesh).
2, we have further description of the ESCAPEES, as the
"dead in Christ" RISING FIRST.
3, we have the transformation of LIVING BELIEVERS into
glorified, IMMORTAL, SHINING, BODIES
It COULDN'T BE clearer.
be referring to NATURAL (unregenerate) Jews since they will
neither escape, nor be raised from the dead, nor be
transformed AT THAT TIME.
Therefore, it could ONLY
REFER TO SPIRITUAL (BORN AGAIN) Jews who believe (trust) IN
THE JEWISH MESSIAH.
Would you like to escape the coming tribulation?
Would you like to be spared from the JUDGMENTS that
will soon fall on this rebellious planet?
- yes, YOU - need
to receive the Jewish Messiah, Jesus Christ, into your
heart as ONLY God and Savior.
The tribulation described in Daniel chapters 7, 8, 11
and 12 is ONLY FOR THOSE who
DO NOT receive God's Messiah.
It's ONLY for
those who REJECT God's
Salvation, and INSIST ON "SAVING THEMSELVES".
MONDAY, JANUARY 27,
message contains MATURE SUBJECT MATTER that may not be
suitable for anyone under 15 years of age. Please proceed
AT YOUR DISCRETION. Thanks.
If Jesus PAID IN FULL
for EVERY sin ever committed 2,000 years ago, WHY
this seemingly endless 2,000-year time gap?
Why is it that when we
INVITE HIM into our hearts, He
ONLY regenerates our spirit, making it "born-again", but
LEAVES OUR natural minds UNREGENERATE?
After all, He did say
on the cross those immortal words: "it is FINISHED"!
Answer: Because salvation
is BY TRUST.
salvation is BY FAITH (TRUST,
Mankind's ORIGINAL SIN
in the Garden of Eden was NOT
It was FAITHLESSNESS (Romans
That's why Salvation
is ENTIRELY by FAITH (Ephesians
religious SPECULATION says that the original sin was pride.
There may have been a
bit of pride involved, as well as a bit of covetousness,
but when the events in Eden are stripped down to nuts and
bolts (no pun intended), the
reason Eve craved the pomegranate and ATE IT, when she knew
it was forbidden, is because SHE DIDN'T TRUST God and
TRUSTED INSTEAD the devil's lie that God "DIDN'T WANT HER
to be like Him".
The Truth is God SO
WANTED HER to be "like Him" THAT HE MADE Adam and her IN
HIS OWN IMAGE!
HOW MUCH MORE "like
God' can you be THAN THAT?
He gave them TOTAL
dominion over everything, except that tree. And Revelation
3:21 even promises that
WE WILL SIT ON God's own THRONE, which is what Satan the
creep always wanted (Isaiah
Jesus Christ took care of our
Salvation COMPLETELY, from end to beginning and from
beginning to end.
In the realm of
eternity, our ENTIRE BEING is already regenerated and MADE
AGAIN IN HIS LIKENESS and PERFECT righteousness.
In the EARTHLY realm
of space-time, where we, as humans, still find ourselves,
ONLY the spirit is reborn.
Had our minds been
regenerated the moment we received Christ, we
would not need ANY faith.
Faith, by definition,
is "THE SUBSTANCE OF things HOPED
FOR: The evidence (full assurance) of things NOT
(yet) SEEN" (Hebrews 11:1).
If our natural minds
had been reborn WHEN our spirit was reborn, WE
WOULDN'T GET TO EXERCISE, and LIVE OUT, OUR FAITH in Jesus.
God, then, would
be FORCING Salvation on us and TAKING AWAY the right to
free will and self-determination that He gave us in Eden.
So you need TO TRUST
that, WHILE YOU MAY ACT LIKE A TOTAL JERK in this temporary
(thank God) earth realm, YOU'VE
BEEN MADE AS PERFECT AND AS RIGHTEOUS AS CHRIST HIMSELF in
the ETERNAL realm (2 Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 10:14).
It's only a matter of
"time" before your temporary earthly self catches up with
YOUR TRUE ETERNAL SELF, who is "hidden in Christ"
The main problem for
most Christians is that, for years and years, they've
filled their heads and hearts with TONS OF religious
And some of you LOVE
that religious manure.
You LOVE IT or you
wouldn't be wallowing in it.
Religion says when you
sin you "lose" salvation, as if Jesus were SO SMALL and
PITIFUL AND USELESS that He COULDN'T get the job done ONCE
AND FOR ALL.
My Bible says there's
NOW (after Calvary) NO
CONDEMNATION to those who are in Christ Jesus (Romans
Whom do you believe,
God or religion?
WHICH PART OF "NO
CONDEMNATION" DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND?
My Bible says that
Christ came NOT TO condemn
but TO SAVE (John 3:17).
It says that God was
in Christ RECONCILING the world unto Himself, NOT
COUNTING MENS' SINS AGAINST THEM...
NOT COUNTING MEN'S SINS
NOT COUNTING MEN'S SINS
AGAINST THEM... (2 Corinthians 5:19)
CONTRADICTS God and portrays Him as a stern, draconian,
LOVELESS Being COUNTING EVERY SIN you commit, then
MAGNIFYING it, so He can damn you and TAKE AWAY THE GIFT of
Salvation which He gave you.
Who are you going to
Instead of preaching
GOOD news, religion preaches
Funny thing, in ALL MY
YEARS of ministry I've never had ONE person tell me he or
she feels "condemned" or "lost" for LYING, HATING, holding
a grudge, coveting, envying, wishing ill on others,
disrespecting others, mistreating others, using God's Name
in vain, idolatry, stealing, or for NOT trusting Jesus.
of these ARE SINS FREQUENTLY COMMITTED BY Christians.
"condemnation" stems from
sex, alcohol and drugs, in that order: OR SOME
COMBINATION OF these.
TOLD YOU that those THREE sins are THE ONLY ONES worthy of
"condemnation", to the exclusion of all others?
You DIDN'T GET THAT
from Jesus, the Bible, or the Holy Spirit.
I know because I can
quote you chapter and verse, over and over, where
ALL of the "other" sins THAT YOU THINK ARE "O.K." are said
to be just as damnable.
Again, let's go back
to Eden, where all this mess started:
Did Adam and Eve commit
No. They were NAKED
and didn't even REALIZE IT,
for Pete's sake!
ALL they DID was BITE
into a fruit that God told them NOT TO eat.
From a FLAWED, human
perspective, one might as well ask: "WHY
did God make SUCH A BIG DEAL about THAT"?
The "BIG DEAL" was NO
TRUST, NO FAITH in the Wonderful Creator (Jesus), which
then brought on their disobedience.
THIS, if nothing else,
PROVES that religion DOESN'T promote FAITH but rather,
FEAR, and a WARPED sense of what "sin" is:
You keep telling me HOW
BIG and HOW MANY your sins are, and I keep telling you
BIGGER THAN all your sins, your past, present, future,
space, time, job, home, circumstances, parents, children,
ex-husband, ex-wife, religion, demons, angels, and Satan COMBINED.
It all boils down to
THIS ISSUE that many of you
need to FACE and answer, ONCE AND FOR ALL:
Are my sins BIGGER
than Jesus, or is Jesus FAR
BIGGER THAN my sins?
SUNDAY, JANUARY 26,
THERE'S NO MAGIC WAND
It happens day, after
day, after day:
"I've sinned, I've
sinned, I've lost my salvation! Woe is me"...
"Pray for me" or "give
me some INSTANT, PERMANENT, magical solution" NOT TO sin
If only I could...
HOW can I give you that
magic potion you seek TO PREVENT SINNING, when
If I had it, THE FIRST
person I'd use on IS ME!!!
God knows your heart.
He knows YOU MEAN
You HAVEN'T lost
The very fact you feel
badly about sinning PROVES
that you know Jesus and ARE saved.
If you WEREN'T saved,
you WOULDN'T CARE, and sinning wouldn't bother you A BIT.
Please TAKE COMFORT in
As Bill Clinton would
say "I FEEL YOUR PAIN".
I UNDERSTAND where you're
But THE ONLY ONE that
has that "instant" solution IS JESUS.
And (for whatever
reason) He has CHOSEN to REMOVE our INCLINATION TO sin WHEN
HE COMPLETELY RENEWS OUR MINDS, and
Not a minute before.
So, anything short of
YOU experiencing an
INDIVIDUAL rapture BEFORE the rest of us, won't solve
There is NO "magic
wand" to make our bad behavior go away.
Sorry. I WISH I could
That's why the life of
a born-again person is a
day-to-day, moment-to-moment relationship of COMPLETE TRUST IN
a loving God and Savior.
We TRUST Him EVEN
WHEN we sin.
We TRUST Him because WE
KNOW He PAID FOR that/those sin(s), praise His Holy
We TRUST Him because He
ALREADY REMOVED THOSE SINS from us, as far as the east is
from the west (Psalm 103:12), by His most precious
That's why the Message
of Jesus is GOOD news:
He's got you covered.
He's got your back.
He LOVES YOU: NO
MATTER WHAT you do, HAVE DONE, or will do.
We are children of
It DOES NOT YET APPEAR
what we shall be, but we know
that, when Jesus appears, WE SHALL BE LIKE HIM... (1
This corruptible will
put on INCORRUPTION, this mortal will put on IMMORTALITY
and sin-death will FOREVER BE
SWALLOWED UP IN VICTORY! (1 Corinthians 15:50-55).
THAT'S WHEN we will all
STOP sinning, FOREVER.
Until THAT moment that
He appears and TAKES US Home, we're
ALL going to screw up from time to time.
That's when we NEED TO
TRUST Jesus EVEN MORE!!!
Jesus DIDN'T come to
save "good" people.
There were NONE!
(Psalm 53:1; Mark 10:18)
He didn't come to save
"righteous" people who never sin.
He came to save LOUSY,
NO-GOOD, FILTHY SINNERS like you and me (Matthew 18:11; 1
He came to pick us up
FROM THE GUTTER and ELEVATE US back unto Himself.
And ELEVATE US He will
and, SPIRITUALLY, ALREADY
Until you get that
UNCHANGING TRUTH into your thick heads - and more
importantly, until you allow it to
settle IN YOUR BORN-AGAIN SPIRIT - you're going to keep
whining and feeling sorry for yourself, and feeling
defeated, depressed, and "lost".
The Truth is that if
you gave your heart to Jesus He HAS SAVED you.
That's THE TRUTH, whether
you "feel saved" or not.
And NOTHING THAT YOU
DO, or fail to do, not the angels, not demons, not Satan,
not your husband, wife, ex-husband, ex-wife, boyfriend,
girlfriend, boss, neighbor, son, daughter, past, present,
or future, can take you away from Jesus (John 10:28).
Salvation is ETERNAL (Hebrews
9:12). Therefore, it CANNOT be lost. EVER!!!
If you've sinned (and
WHO HASN'T) tell Jesus you're sorry (and MEAN IT), STOP
WHINING, and TRUST that Jesus
paid for THAT SIN and EVERY SIN EVER COMMITTED (2
TRUST that He's
NOT EVEN COUNTING your sins anymore, and that He has
FOREVER reconciled you to God the Father.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 25,
ALL YOU DO IS QUOTE
This accusation has
been leveled at us more than once by critics of this
Such accusation ALWAYS
makes me smile. Frankly, it "makes my day".
These fools don't
realize they're paying me A HUGE COMPLIMENT.
But they don't
INTEND IT AS compliment, but as CRITICISM.
I proudly, yet humbly,
plead GUILTY as charged.
They claim ALL I do is
"quote the Bible" and that "ANYONE
can do that".
They're right. ANYONE
I wish more people DID.
quote it ACCURATELY.
And that's what this
ministry does: quote and teach the Bible ACCURATELY.
Not just the portions
we like, but the ones we
Not just the portions
our denomination's hierarchy "approves of", since
we don't belong or answer to ANY denomination.
Not just the portions
that "fit" our favored doctrine, while sweeping under the
rug the portions that DON'T.
We have no "favored"
doctrine. We want Truth AT ALL COSTS, even
when we dislike it.
We take into account
THE WHOLE COUNSEL of God, i.e., EVERYTHING
God says on a given subject, not just the parts that fit
We quote Scripture IN
And we quote WHAT
IT REALLY SAYS, not what MAN
SAYS IT SAYS.
And THAT -- Jesus be
eternally praised -- MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD.
How many times have
you heard some prophecy guru say "according to Daniel 9:27
the Antichrist will sign a 7-year peace treaty"?
Scripture". But they're NOT quoting it accurately. Daniel
9:27 SAYS NO SUCH THING.
How many times have
you heard them quote portions of Revelation chapters 17 and
18 and say it's describing the U.S.A. as "Mystery Babylon"?
Scripture" but taking it TOTALLY OUT OF CONTEXT. Those
chapters UNEQUIVOCALLY identify Mystery Babylon as
How many times have
you heard SOME HERETIC quote Matthew 5:18 that "not
one jot or tittle of the law will pass away ‘til ALL be
FULFILLED" as "proof" that
we are to still live under the law?
They ARE "quoting
But they NEVER quote
the PREVIOUS VERSE (Matthew 5:17) where Jesus pointedly
says He didn't come to
abolish the law BUT TO FULFILL IT.
If the law WILL NOT
PASS AWAY UNTIL it's
fulfilled, and if Jesus CAME TO
fulfill it, and DID FULFILL IT, then it's been FULFILLED
and HAS PASSED AWAY as far as believers are concerned.
Quoting Scripture, in
and of itself, doesn't make any teaching true.
Satan himself had
the gall to quote Scripture... to Jesus NO LESS!!! (Matthew
Evidently, he was
Only when it's quoted
CONTEXTUALLY, ACCURATELY, and IN CONCERT WITH the REST of
the Bible, does it benefit anyone.
Our critics are right:
quoting Scripture is nearly ALL we do.
Who better to quote
would they have me quote anyway, J.K. Rowling?
While I'm a fallible
human WHO MAKES MISTAKES LIKE ANYONE ELSE, it's BECAUSE I
QUOTE GOD that you will never find some absurd, unbiblical
teaching on this website like conspiracy theories, some
rogue meteor or asteroid triggering the apocalypse, or
the non-existent Mahdi being the Antichrist.
When EVEN OUR CRITICS ADMIT
that what we teach IS BIBLICAL, it doesn't get much better
Those who level such
"accusation" against us ARE TOO STUPID TO REALIZE THEY'RE
VALIDATING THIS MINISTRY!!!
When even our harshest
detractors AUTHENTICATE our teaching, we MUST be doing
something right. Glory to Jesus!
who ACCUSE me of "JUST quoting the Bible" are
merely trying to COVER UP their own IGNORANCE OF the
They're the very ones
who publish some stupid website or blog posing as "Bible
experts" when their teaching
IS NOT EVEN FOUND IN the Bible.
I've said it before,
but it bears repeating:
If it's NOT
IN the Bible, it's NOT
If it's NOT
IN the Bible, it's NOT
FRIDAY, JANUARY 24,
WHICH RELIGION SAVES ?
A certain man recently
"INVITED us" to join his "christian" religion IN ORDER TO
This took place after
watching one of our videos where
we clearly tell everyone that Salvation is Jesus LIVING IN
a person's heart: nothing more, and NOTHING LESS.
But that wasn't
enough for this individual.
He ignorantly claimed
that faith in Jesus IS NOT ENOUGH, that
salvation is found ONLY in his old, decrepit, corrupt
I told him that he
COULD NOT offer me salvation because HE
DOESN'T HAVE SALVATION and is LOST.
Then added that his
religion has NEVER saved anyone and NEVER WILL.
His religion never
died for the sins of mankind nor rose from the dead.
religion IS NOT God, no matter HOW MUCH this IDOLATER
wants it to be.
As ridiculous as some
of you may perceive this person to be (and you're
absolutely right about that), this
sort of BLIND IDOLATROUS religious fervor goes on in
Christendom MORE OFTEN THAN MOST PEOPLE SUSPECT.
Of course, when I
challenged him to PRODUCE ONE Bible
verse that said "__________ religion saves", he COULDN'T, because
such nonsense is NOT found in the Bible.
He then rambled
something about "no one being saved by carrying a Bible
under their arm".
That much is true. We
have never said that carrying a Bible or owning a Bible
You could have 5,000
Bibles all over your house, office and car and NOT be
So, back to the main
WHICH religion saves?
The answer: NONE.
There's NO RELIGION ANYWHERE that can
And those who TRUST
their religion to save them ARE
GOING STRAIGHT TO HELL (Acts
I don't care WHAT that
religion is called:
Being Lutheran DOESN'T
Being Episcopalian DOESN'T SAVE.
Being Methodist DOESN'T SAVE.
Pentecostal DOESN'T SAVE.
Being Jehovah's Witness
Being Evangelical DOESN'T SAVE.
Christian Science DOESN'T SAVE.
Being Seventh Day
Adventist DOESN'T SAVE.
Being Mormon (LDS, or ANY OTHER
KIND) DOESN'T SAVE.
Being Church of God DOESN'T SAVE.
Being Church of Christ DOESN'T SAVE.
Being Roman Catholic DOESN'T SAVE.
Being Muslim DOESN'T SAVE.
Being Buddhist DOESN'T SAVE.
Being Hindu DOESN'T SAVE.
Being Jewish DOESN'T SAVE.
Being Baha'i DOESN'T SAVE.
Being New Age DOESN'T SAVE.
Kabbalah? Ah, ah!
ANY OTHER RELIGION THAT EXISTS NOW, existed before, or
will exist in the future, DOESN'T
SAVE ANYONE either.
I hope that's CLEAR
ENOUGH for everyone.
That's why THIS
ministry HAS NEVER PUSHED
religion, and by God's Grace NEVER WILL.
Our motto, since day
one, has been "because
religion CAN'T save you".
If you want
ONLY ONE WAY:
You MUST experience
Jesus INSIDE YOURSELF, in your heart, in the INNERMOST PART
OF YOUR BEING.
That's what the Bible
refers to as the "born-again experience" (John 3:3-5; 1
There is NO
OTHER WAY to be saved (John 14:6).
NOT a religion.
NOT a thing.
JESUS IN you (Colossians 1:27; 1 John 5:12).
Acts 4:12 (Peter
"There is Salvation in
NO ONE ELSE. Because THERE
IS NO OTHER NAME (besides Jesus) under heaven, given
among men, THROUGH WHICH WE CAN BE SAVED".
THURSDAY, JANUARY 23,
"If you confess with
your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and
believe in your heart that God HAS RAISED HIM FROM THE
DEAD, YOU SHALL BE SAVED" (Romans 10:9).
Christ HAS NOT RISEN, then our preaching is vain, and your
faith is also vain" (1 Corinthians 15:14).
WHY is the resurrection
of Jesus SO IMPORTANT?
Isn't it enough, as in
certain religions, that He was a great man and a great
teacher, who gained many followers?
Isn't it MORE THAN
ENOUGH THAT - unlike any other religious figure -- He
performed many miracles, raised the dead, walked on water,
healed the sick, multiplied food, cast out demons and
brought INCOMPARABLE Wisdom and a unique Message?
The answer is "NO".
important as all those attributes of the Savior were and
are, without His
Resurrection, they wouldn't be enough to save anyone.
The Resurrection of
Jesus is SO IMPORTANT because
since Adam all humans, except Enoch and Elijah, have
the wages of sin (Romans 6:23).
into the world through sin (Romans 5:12).
The Resurrection of
Jesus is ALL-IMPORTANT because it
took A SINLESS human to die, pay for ALL the sins EVER
committed by humans, and then defeat death ON BEHALF OF ALL
Death HAD NO RIGHT to
hold Jesus, death COULDN'T
HOLD Jesus, BECAUSE (GLORY TO HIM FOR EVER AND EVER!) HE
NEVER SINNED (2 Corinthians 5:21).
ROSE PHYSICALLY FROM THE DEAD, and lives FOREVER, Jesus
can guarantee ETERNAL Life to those who receive Him into
their innermost beings (John
NO ONE ELSE, no other
"religious leader", no philosopher, and no imagined "god",
CAN MAKE THAT PROMISE because
THEY'RE ALL DEAD.
The Resurrection of
Jesus SETS the Christian
faith apart from ALL OTHER belief systems.
The Resurrection of
Jesus PROVES that Jesus IS
the One true God, eternal and immortal.
How can a DEAD "god" guarantee
ANYONE salvation and eternal life, when
he himself DOESN'T HAVE IT?
ONLY Jesus can give
us that ABSOLUTE ASSURANCE.
His immortal words
still resonate 2,000 years after He walked this earth and
fill our hearts with joy and wonder:
"Therefore does my
Father love me, because I LAY DOWN MY LIFE, THAT I MIGHT
TAKE IT AGAIN:
NO MAN TAKES IT FROM
ME, BUT I LAY IT DOWN OF MYSELF. I
HAVE POWER TO LAY IT DOWN, AND I HAVE POWER TO TAKE IT
AGAIN" (John 10:17-18).
"I am He that lives, and was
dead; and, look, I am alive forevermore, Amen; and have
the keys of Hades and of death"... (Revelation 1:18).
"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).
Please DO NOT CONFUSE an
intimate spiritual relationship with Jesus with
including all forms of "Christian" religion, WAS
INVENTED by mortal, sinful men - I don't care WHAT it's
RELIGION has clouded
and distorted the Savior's Message.
But Jesus NEVER
He is THE SAME
yesterday, today and FOREVER because He LIVES forever
He offers FREE eternal
Life today, as
much as He did in the first century.
He IS the
LIVING, eternal, ALL-mighty God.
Don't be a fool and
let this opportunity go by WITHOUT KNOWING the Savior.
You OWE IT TO YOURSELF
to EXPERIENCE and ENJOY the Living God, the Power that
created the universe, and the Water of Life gushing WITHIN
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21,
THE WORST MISTAKE
What's THE WORST
mistake that Christians make when trying to bring someone
Playing the "I'm holier than
When Gary asks you to
have a beer with him, most Christians I know would reply
with a self-righteous look on their faces "I'm Christian. I
don't drink beer".
Why not? Jesus won't
fall off His Throne because you have a couple beers.
I said "a couple", NOT
Beer is THE OLDEST
known beverage in the world, mentioned in the Code of
Hammurabi which PREDATES even the Hebrew Bible.
And yet the
Bible doesn't utter A WORD against beer. It does speak
against GETTING DRUNK.
Jimmy Swaggart not
withstanding, the "beer is
evil" myth was INVENTED by religion. God has never said
it's wrong to drink beer.
If you happen to
loathe beer, as I do, then have a glass of wine, or light
cocktail (Screwdriver, Tom Collins, Bloody Mary,
Jesus won't have a
nervous breakdown if you have a couple of those either.
The exception, of course,
would be if you're a former alcoholic, or if alcoholism
runs in your family (I have to say this because you
never know who's reading these messages, and you'd be
amazed at the TOTAL LACK OF COMMON SENSE in some people).
If such happens to be
the case, then you need to tell Gary firmly "sorry, bud,
I'm a recovering alcoholic and can't even GO NEAR the
stuff. But I'll have some ____" (water, tea, coffee, iced
What's important is that Gary
doesn't perceive that you're acting as though "you're
better" than he.
You GOTTA be GENUINE
at all times. You GOTTA be YOURSELF.
What if he wants to
Most Christians would
lecture Gary with an air of superiority: "I'm Christian and
Jesus said it's wrong to even
LOOK at a woman with lust"...
Then go home (when
Gary's NOT looking) and WATCH PORN, or dig out those
"hidden" magazines you stashed away: The BIG hypocrites
that SOME of you are...
What you should tell
Gary is: "Hey man, I like women as much as anyone, but I
STAY AWAY FROM that stuff because it's addictive and you
get to a point where you can't even enjoy sex with a normal
All of which IS TRUE.
But Gary won't perceive you as some phony who thinks he's
"holier" but as A REGULAR GUY, who has some wisdom,
intelligence, and self-control.
If you're going to
bring UNSAVED SINNERS to
Christ, you have to EXPECT these things to come up and BE
READY to have intelligent answers that won't turn them off.
The second BIGGEST
mistake is to approach people with the "change your
religion OR ELSE" MANTRA.
If you're NEW to
person-to-person witnessing, YOU
SHOULD STAY AWAY FROM religious people and stick to the
The non-religious are
FAR EASIER to win - if you follow the steps given in the
previous message - because they haven't been subjected to
the religious brainwashing that goes on in cults.
Don't be a hero: Leave
the Jehovah's Witnesses, the Mormons, the Church of God,
Adventists and Church of Christ to
Leave them to those
who are thoroughly familiar with these religions'
doctrines, who have EXTENSIVE knowledge of the Bible, have
dealt with them in the past, who regularly listen to the
Spirit of God, and who are
prepared to counter their heresies.
Sad to say, but the
average Christian lacks the ROCK-SOLID, BIBLICAL FOUNDATION
TO TACKLE these fanatics.
They, on the other
hand, are thoroughly and PROFESSIONALLY TRAINED to rebuff
most evangelical arguments.
Chances are they'll
have you wrapped around their little finger IN NO TIME.
My advice: STAY
AWAY FROM THEM.
Roman Catholics are a
Many Roman Catholics ARE
SAVED. If they ARE SAVED (born-again, know Jesus
intimately), LEAVE THEM
If they're not, follow
the SIX STEPS.
Don't start off by calling
them "idolaters" or by telling them they can't have
statues of Mary.
They can receive
Jesus, KNOW JESUS, be saved, AND
REMAIN Roman Catholic, if they so choose.
NO RELIGION ON EARTH
has the power to save or damn anyone.
Jesus is INFINITELY BIGGER
THAN all religion, including ALL INVENTED forms of
STAY FOCUSED ON YOUR GOAL,
which is to bring THAT PERSON to faith in Jesus:
NOTHING MORE, NOTHING
Again, I want to make
it clear that NO ONE'S
salvation depends on doing this.
Salvation is receiving
Jesus into your heart as only God and Savior and
COMPLETELY TRUSTING what He did on the cross, His glorious
Resurrection and Ascension TO
SAVE YOU FOR ALL ETERNITY, period.
Well, if my Salvation
DOESN'T depend on this, what's
in it for me?
If you need to ask,
you better CHECK YOUR OWN heart and MAKE
SURE Jesus lives there.
If you knew where ALL
the food in the world was, and you saw 100 people STARVING
to death, would you TELL THEM
ABOUT IT, or keep it a secret?
As important as food
is to keep these bodies of ours alive, Jesus
is FAR MORE IMPORTANT;
He is THE Life.
And there's NO GREATER
THRILL this side of eternity than seeing a soul headed for
hell, and re-routing him or
her to Jesus who IS heaven.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 21,
HOW TO SHARE CHRIST
It's one thing to
share Jesus from a pulpit, a TV studio, or a computer
screen. It's another to share Him ON A PERSON-TO-PERSON
PERSON-TO-PERSON method that I want to focus on today.
Most evangelicals have
been trained by some local church to knock on doors, invite
people to OUR church, and leave some salvation tract with
Although this method
may yield SOME result - and it certainly IS BETTER THAN
NOTHING - it's NOT the best way, and it's
not the method Jesus or His apostles used.
That it's NOT the best
method IS PROVEN by the fact that it
has spawned a whole generation of confused, anorexic
Christians, who live 90% of the time in worldly pursuits,
who wouldn't share Christ with an 8-year old, and worse,
wouldn't even KNOW HOW.
For starters, your
goal is NOT to get people to attend or "join" your local
goal is NOT to increase attendance or membership for
your local church.
Nor is it to increase
Sunday school attendance.
Nor is it to bring
someone into YOUR denomination, should you have one.
That may serve THE
PASTOR'S personal interests, BUT IT'S
NOT IN JESUS' BEST INTEREST.
Your goal is TO
BRING THAT ONE SOUL to faith in Christ, PERIOD.
WHERE he or she
chooses to attend church - IF he or she chooses to attend
on a regular basis AFTER receiving Christ - IS
ENTIRELY UP TO HIM OR HER!
That's between Jesus
and them. Let it go.
requires that you INVEST TIME
in, and BECOME FRIENDS WITH, that person:
1. GAIN THEIR TRUST
Focus on ONE
person at a time.
Step one is to
CULTIVATE that relationship, BECOME
their friend, GRADUALLY get them to open up and GAIN
You must have GENUINE
interest in that person and demonstrate that you like them,
UNCONDITIONALLY, NO STRINGS ATTACHED.
DON'T PRY. DON'T
PUSH. Don't make them
uncomfortable: Let THEM open up ON THEIR OWN.
Talk as you would to
any other friend: about your jobs, families, interests,
likes, dislikes etc.
It's A LOT easier to
bring A FRIEND to Christ than a stranger: Someone who likes
us and trusts us and with whom we share OTHER INTERESTS:
Someone, in short, who's
become our buddy.
2. FIND SOMETHING YOU
You don't have to
START BY talking about Jesus. Talk about something else
that interests you both.
If he likes football,
or cars, or airplanes, then talk football, cars and
airplanes. If she is into fashion, or movies, or cooking,
or gardening, TALK ABOUT THAT.
Hang out. Meet for
coffee. Have lunch. Go to the movies. Have them over for
dinner, or to watch that "all-important" game on TV.
And BE THERE for them
whenever possible: if he needs help changing a tire, or
picking out a new computer, or if she needs to get her
nails done, or someone to babysit.
3. Once steps one and
two are met, THE REST IS A CINCH.
At some point that
person will CONFIDE IN YOU and share something deeply
personal, something that troubles him/her, or some
challenge he/she is facing...
THAT'S when the door opens
wide AND YOU SHOULD THEN GENTLY, LOVINGLY AND PROUDLY,
INTRODUCE JESUS TO THEM.
4. DON'T COMPLICATE
IT. KEEP IT SIMPLE.
Jesus' Message is
It's GOOD news:
His ETERNAL, ABUNDANT
Life in exchange for your
righteousness in exchange for
your COMPLETE TRUST.
He will forgive EVERY sin
EVER committed (Matthew 12:31-32), ERASE it, come to
LIVE IN YOUR HEART, and you'll NEVER be lonely again.
You can ACTUALLY EXPERIENCE
the Living God and He is THE
MOST EXCITING, Wonderful Person you've ever met.
He's is ALWAYS WITH
YOU, you can talk to Him ANYTIME you want, day or night,
and He's 100% on your side.
There is NO
BETTER NEWS ANYWHERE than THAT!
5. CLOSE THE DEAL
After THEY OPEN UP and
you tell them how totally Wonderful Jesus is, don't leave
them hanging. CLOSE THE DEAL:
"You know, Bob, as
much as you know that I like football... man, there's
NOTHING in this world that compares with EXPERIENCING Jesus
in your innermost being.
There's NO HIGHER
"high" than that.
Jesus is THE ANSWER to
any problem you're facing, and He
will give you THE WISDOM to deal with ______.
He's made a HUGE
DIFFERENCE in my life, and I know He'll do the same for
you: ALL you gotta do is INVITE
Him into your heart.
Would you like to
receive Him into your heart and
EXPERIENCE Christ right now (I promise you'll thank me
When Bob or Stacey
says "yes", LEAD THEM in
a SIMPLE prayer to do just that.
6. DON'T ABANDON THEM
After they come to
Christ, you need to be an
EVEN CLOSER friend than before.
They'll have questions
along the way that you need to answer.
They'll need some
Start them off by
reading the NEW Testament. Begin with the Gospel of John.
Better yet: have
a 15-minute Bible study TOGETHER twice a week.
If he or she wants to
congregate it's A LOT BETTER, MORE PRODUCTIVE, and
much less intimidating to a new believer, to join a
HOME-BASED Bible study/prayer group where it's more
personal, you can ask questions, interact with OTHER
believers and make new friends, than attending a local
church, especially some MEGA 18,000-member church that
meets in A HUGE FORTRESS-like building.
There's also NO
PRESSURE about "joining" anything.
At some point AFTER
they've received Christ they should be baptized in water,
in obedience to Christ's directive. You or the leader of
that home study group can immerse them either
in a private or public pool, or in a river.
discourage baptisms in lakes, because of the danger of
predators (alligators, etc.) and bacteria.
There you have it: SIX
There's NO EXCUSE for
NOT sharing Jesus.
Keeping Him all
to ourselves is SUPREME SELFISHNESS.
Don't appear before
the King of kings empty-handed. Jesus doesn't want
gold or silver. What He
values more than ANYTHING, is A SAVED SOUL (Mark 8:36).
Now, go get ‘em,
MONDAY, JANUARY 20,
model is based primarily on
one shameful fact: American Christians' reluctance to share
Jesus with others.
They know that most of
you AREN'T doing what you're SUPPOSED TO be doing with
regards to the Savior, so
they CLAIM to be doing it FOR YOU.
They claim to be
evangelizing "the world" ON YOUR BEHALF.
They KNOW that most
Christians are too lazy and timid to talk to others about
Jesus and too dumb to realize
that, as a result, they have a deep-rooted sense of guilt,
and of NOT doing what they should.
televangelists TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THAT INNER SENSE OF GUILT
- that you may not even be
consciously aware of - and ASK YOU TO SEND THEM MONEY SUPPOSEDLY
SO "THEY CAN DO" WHAT YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO BE DOING ALL
Makes you wonder HOW
the Early Church managed to get out the Message and
spread the Christian faith as quickly as it did, WHEN
THERE WERE NO TELEVANGELISTS.
They did it by WORD OF
MOUTH, and primarily on a
Sure, Peter got up and
preached Christ on the Day of Pentecost and gained 3,000
souls. And Paul stood on Mars Hill in Athens and gained
But those are ISOLATED
CASES. The Gospel went forth
and spread from friend to friend, house to house.
THAT'S THE MODEL THAT JESUS
gave us, and that EVERY
true believer SHOULD BE FOLLOWING.
model is AN ABERRATION.
I am not saying it's
wrong to use TV, print media, the internet, and other forms
of mass media to reach out to the lost.
What I am saying is that's
NOT THE MAIN WAY of sharing the Good News that Jesus taught
What I'm also saying
is that TELEVANGELISTS, for the most part, DO
NOT reach the lost but PREACH TO THE CHOIR.
Their model is
to DECEIVE YOU with false promises of "prosperity" and/or
GUILT TRIP YOU INTO SENDING THEM AS MUCH MONEY AS POSSIBLE so
they can live better than Jordan's King Hussein and so they
can keep their telecasts GOING, and
DECEIVE/GUILT TRIP EVEN MORE DUMB CHRISTIANS INTO
SENDING THEM CASH.
And so the
televangelism wheel goes ‘round and ‘round.
Even IF they were winning
lost souls, sending them
money still DOES NOT EXEMPT US from PERSONALLY sharing
Jesus and His
INCOMPARABLE Message of FREE GUARANTEED SALVATION TO
EVERYONE - regardless of their "past" - who will give Him
their whole heart and TOTALLY TRUST Him.
have lived on Easy Street for too long.
There's nothing wrong
with Easy Street, per se, but it has made us
bloated, timid and lazy.
We HAVE THE
GREATEST AND MOST WONDERFUL MESSAGE EVER GIVEN:
We should NOT be
ASHAMED of sharing Jesus with others. We
should be ASHAMED OF NOT sharing Him!
Fact is if EVERY
individual reading this did his or her part, we'd have the
U.S., and at least large parts of this world, evangelized IN
LESS THAN 3 MONTHS.
We'd leave only a
handful of hard-core Jesus-haters for the Antichrist to
Jesus' model is A LOT MORE
EFFICIENT THAN the televangelist model, not to mention A
WHOLE LOT CHEAPER.
Fact is IF EVERY ONE
OF US did his part, WE
WOULDN'T NEED televangelists.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 19,
READY TO SEE JESUS?
When Jesus rose from
the dead, and before He ascended to heaven, He promised He
would return to earth (Acts 1:11).
If our Lord promised
it, you can count on it. It's a sure thing.
His promised return is
commonly referred to as His Second Coming.
Approximately 3½ years
PRIOR to His Second Coming, there will be a period of
tribulation unlike anything anyone has ever seen or
tell us that, as that tribulation period BEGINS, all
born-again believers in Christ will BE TRANSLATED into the
heavenly realm as Jesus
appears in the clouds to RECEIVE US unto Himself (Revelation
The question is, do
you want Him to return?
Don't look so shocked.
IF IT WERE ALL UP TO
YOU, would you want Him to
Would you have Him
Or, would you postpone
His coming indefinitely?
heart's deepest longing to see Jesus, and be with Him
Or, are you too busy
with your own life and worldly concerns...? So much so,
that you'd rather He came IN
THE VERY DISTANT future?
Does His appearing inspire
fear? Or love, joy and excitement?
Many Christians DO NOT
look forward to either His appearing, or His Second Coming,
with joyous anticipation.
Rather, just thinking
about it makes them afraid
If that's how you
feel, there are two possible reasons:
1. That you're NOT
SURE of your salvation. Or,
2. That you've really given
your heart to the Lord but
religion has filled you with fear.
If you're not sure of
Re-dedicate your life
to the Lord. Give Him your heart afresh. Invite Him in,
and stay in Him. Stay
CONSCIOUS OF Him.
If you KNOW you're
saved, but are still afraid, then you need your mind
flushed of all the religious garbage you've read or heard,
and TRUST THE SAVIOR.
Religion produces fear, guilt
and condemnation. The fruit of the Spirit is faith (TRUST) (Galatians
TRUST what Jesus DID
FOR YOU at Calvary.
TRUST that His death
in your place, His Blood, His resurrection and ascension are
more than enough to forever save you and make you His
MORE THAN ENOUGH TO SECURE YOUR ETERNAL SALVATION.
We are, after all,
saved by faith. Faith means TRUST.
God doesn't want you
living in fear. He wants you to TRUST HIM.
Trust Him with ALL your
heart. There's NO CONDEMNATION (zero) to those who are
in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1).
He wants you to look
forward to BOTH His Appearing (Rapture) and His Second
Coming with confidence and joy.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 18,
WHY DO YOU CALL ME
I love Jesus, I love
Jesus, I love Jesus...
He could SEE right
through the DIM VEIL OF religious pretense, cut to the
chase, and hit people right between the eyes with
Truly, as John so
clearly said, "He KNEW what
was in man" (John 2:25).
We have a beautiful
example of this in the Gospel of Mark 10:17-22 where a rich
young man goes up to Jesus, falls on his knees before Him
and asks "GOOD TEACHER, what
inherit eternal life"?
NOT only did Jesus
answer his question brilliantly, He
PREEMPTED this young man's self-righteousness as well as
the idolatry in his heart.
Jesus KNEW IN ADVANCE
that the young man would
CLAIM to have KEPT ALL the 10 Commandments (Mark
Jesus, of course, KNEW
He had already stated
that NO ONE had kept the Law (John
In fact, by telling
the young man that "he lacked ONE thing" which was to SELL
EVERYTHING, GIVE IT TO THE POOR AND FOLLOW HIM, He
was clearly showing that the young man was VIOLATING THE
VERY FIRST COMMANDMENT by having "other gods" before Him.
In HIS PARTICULAR
CASE, it was the "god of
That this is TRUE was
proven by the fact the rich young ruler went
He NEVER EXPECTED
Jesus to answer that way.
He expected Jesus to COMMEND
him for his religious zeal, pat him on the back for
ALLEGEDLY "keeping" all the commandments, and assure him
that he had EARNED eternal life.
He wanted to
EARN his salvation through HIS OWN DEEDS.
Hence, his question
"WHAT MUST I
Jesus told him FORGET
do you call me good?" NO
Oh, that people of ALL
RELIGIONS - including
"Christian" religions - would understand THAT GREAT TRUTH!
NO ONE IS GOOD,EXCEPT
GOODNESS, NO RIGHTEOUSNESS, ANYWHERE, except God's.
That's WHY it's
USELESS to try to gain salvation through
That's WHY it's
USELESS to try to gain salvation - as this young man
wanted - through WHAT WE DO.
That's WHY it's
USELESS to try to gain salvation through
keeping the law (Torah).
That's WHY it's
USELESS to try to gain salvation though "commandment
That's WHY it's
USELESS to try to gain salvation through "good works"
or through "obedience".
That's WHY it's
USELESS to try to gain salvation through
24-hour Sabbath keeping.
That's WHY it's
USELESS to try to gain salvation through
ANYTHING OR ANYONE -- OTHER THAN -- God Himself.
That's WHY Jesus is
THE ONLY WAY of Salvation!!!
Not ONE of the "ways",
but THE ONLY WAY.
is NO GOODNESS but His!!!
That's why THE
ONLY WAY TO BE SAVED IS TO GET JESUS AND HIS GOODNESS in
Jesus was telling the
young man UP FRONT:
"Baloney! You CLAIM to
have kept all the Commandments, but
I KNOW YOU HAVEN'T.
I know your heart, and
you're breaking THE VERY FIRST commandment right now. Your
god is wealth and you prefer wealth OVER me.
Eternal Life is A
GIFT that I freely bestow on those who TRUST ME.
YOU CAN DO to merit eternal life. NOTHING!!!
to follow the law and keeping the "10 Commandments", YOU
ARE NOT RIGHTEOUS:
THERE ARE NONE
RIGHTEOUS, NOT EVEN ONE! (Psalm 53:1).
ONE THAT IS GOOD.
ONLY GOD IS GOOD".
That's why ONLY
JESUS (God Himself) IS "GOOD ENOUGH" TO SAVE US.
We're raptured NOT
BECAUSE WE'RE "SO GOOD" that we "deserve it"...
We're saved NOT
BECAUSE WE'RE GOOD...
JESUS IS GOOD!!!
FRIDAY, JANUARY 17,
WAS JESUS PALESTINIAN
There's this LIE being
circulated by so-called "Palestinians" that Jesus was one
of their own.
In a speech given this
past Christmas - and in an outrageous and insulting attempt
to rewrite Judeo-Christian history - Palestinian Authority
President Mahmoud Abbas stated that Jesus was a
His VERY OFFENSIVE
Christmas greeting referred to Jesus as "a Palestinian
messenger who would become a guiding light for millions
around the world".
This liar went on to
blame Israel for the current exodus of Christians from the
forgot, of course, that their sometimes ally Hamas, a
"Palestinian" terrorist group that now occupies and rules
Gaza, has viciously killed and persecuted Christians in
Bethlehem and other areas, decimated their homes and
businesses, otherwise made their lives a living hell, and
threatened most of them into exile.
The same criminal
tactic is being used by Muslims against Christians in
Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Indonesia, and
the list goes on.
But this sad truth
hasn't stopped some Arabs settled in OCCUPIED ISRAEL, like
that ugly witch named Hanan Ashrawi, from calling the
HOW could Jesus be a
Did Jesus WEAR A
HIDDEN BELT FULL OF EXPLOSIVES, and detonate Himself into
smithereens so He could injure, maim and kill his Jewish
brethren, as do so-called "Palestinian martyrs"?
Or did He (instead)
die PRAYING FOR HIS ENEMIES, EVEN HIS EXECUTIONERS, on a
Roman cross? (Luke 23:34).
"Palestinians" are Muslim and claim (according to their
Quran) that Jesus DIDN'T DIE AT ALL.
HOW, then, can He be
"a Palestinian martyr"?
Everyone KNOWS Jesus was,
and IS, a Jew:
His ancestors were
Jewish, His stepfather was Jewish, His mother was Jewish,
His brothers and sisters were Jewish, He was circumcised on
the 8th day as required under Jewish Law, He was presented
in the very Jewish Temple (you know, the one "Palestinians"
claim NEVER EXISTED), He frequented Jewish synagogues,
quoted and taught from the very Jewish Torah.
When Jesus was born, the
land was called Judea,
Before that, it was
called Israel or Judah for
Those are FACTS.
Abbas can talk about
"Palestinian martyrs" all he wants, but the
world knows them by their true name: TERRORISTS.
And Jesus was NO
Jesus was, and forever
is, the Prince of Peace who preached forgiveness and love,
even for one's enemies!!!
Israel is the birthplace of
Jesus and of both Judaism and Christianity. Jews and
Christians share a common, BIBLICALLY based bond.
That a false prophet
appeared 600 years later, plagiarized,
then capriciously edited portions of the Tanach and Brit
Hadasha and INVENTED a new, diabolical religion, DOES NOT
GIVE his followers THE RIGHT TO REWRITE HISTORY.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 16,
THE GRAY ZONE
Ever been to the Gray
Zone? It's somewhat similar to the Twilight Zone, and just
And if you are a
believer in Christ, and sharing Jesus with others like
you're supposed to, you will encounter it MANY, MANY times.
The Gray Zone is what
I call "moral relativism": there
are NO ABSOLUTES and, therefore, no "rights" and no
"wrongs": It's all relative to your point of view.
What makes the Gray
Zone so dangerous is that since, theoretically, there is
"no wrong", it's nearly impossible for those who live there
to realize their need for the Savior.
BILLIONS of people live in
the Gray Zone.
They live there
because THEY ARE AFRAID.
They are SCARED TO
DEATH of seeing things in "black" and "white".
They are TERRIFIED
to face THE TRUTH who IS absolute.
One of the unbelievers
who read our site recently told me that Christians "should
open their minds" and that ONLY IN OUR MINDS we would find
"peace" and the "truths" (plural) of life because, he
argued, there ISN'T only ONE Truth.
He went on to say that
because of the doctrine that there's ONLY ONE TRUTH there
has been a lot of bloodshed in the past 2,000 years and
that "the Christian religion" was marching toward
extinction, like all the religions that preceded it.
The ONLY REASON I'm
sharing this is because 95% of Christians would not even
know how to handle such argument, or WHAT TO ANSWER.
How do I know? Because
I hear constantly from many of you asking "someone told me
this or that, and I didn't know what to answer. HOW WOULD
I don't say this to
make anyone feel badly, but that
just shows how ill-equipped most Christians are to "contend
for the faith" (Jude 1:3).
WHAT A SAD INDICTMENT
ON THE ABYSMAL JOB that organized religion, with its
trickle down system of local "buildings", pastors, and
Sunday or sabbatical schools has done with the diluted
religious IV they insert into your mind's veins once a
I won't even go into
the SHEER INEFFICACY of Kristian TV.
No wonder most
Christians are on spiritual life support.
I told the gentleman
that I SHARE HIS VIEW that organized religion has brought
much bloodshed, and that ALL
religion - Christian or otherwise - IS HEADED FOR
extinction (2 Thessalonians 2:4).
I've often made those
very same points myself.
However, I pointed
out, he was confusing
ORGANIZED "Christian" RELIGION with FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST, and
they are TWO ENTIRELY
It was ORGANIZED
"Christian" RELIGION that came up with abominable acts of
hate, murder and violence like antisemitism, the bloody
Crusades, or the infamous Inquisition.
ORGANIZED RELIGION is
following the DICTATES of self-appointed religious
hierarchy, and abiding by its dictatorial and chauvinistic
man-made rules, no questions asked.
Faith in Christ is having A
PERSONAL, INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP with THE ONE AND ONLY GOD,
our Creator and Savior, and being led by His Holy Spirit
One has little or
nothing to do with the other, and they
SHOULD NOT BE confused.
I also pointed out
that BORN-AGAIN Christians who have PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS
with the living Jesus, DO NOT
engage in such atrocities AND NEVER HAVE.
As for Truth, THE VERY
CONCEPT demands that there be ONLY ONE.
If there were -
hypothetically speaking - "truths" (plural), then TRUTH
WOULDN'T EVEN EXIST.
That would mean that EVERYTHING is
If so, life isn't
worth living, and there's NO REASON whatsoever to even
"truth" is relative rather than ABSOLUTE, we
could make "truth" be ANYTHING our wicked minds WANT it to
He is also wrong about
ALL THE BLOODSHED being due to the concept OF ONLY ONE
Truth, since under
polytheistic religions (which believe in multiple deities
or "truths") there was JUST AS MUCH BLOODSHED, and EVEN
GREATER ATROCITIES, such as mutilation, human
sacrifice, and even children and babies being offered as
burnt offerings to placate the various "gods".
His arguments, as you
can see, came crashing down and were completely nullified -
to our Living Savior, the Truth Personified, be all the
glory for all eternity.
My final point was
that he was CONTRADICTING HIMSELF, since
ALL RELIGION was INVENTED BY THE VERY CORRUPT, DARK,
LIMITED MIND that he wants us to trust and seek "peace" and
I then challenged him
to face the Truth and to EXPERIENCE
the Living God by receiving Him into His heart.
After all, if he is SO
CONVINCED that Jesus ISN'T true and "doesn't exist", WHAT'S
HE AFRAID OF?
I haven't heard from
him since, but pray that THE Truth TOUCHED his heart.
There is no Gray Zone
Christians should be THE
BEST and MOST ASSURED PROMOTERS of the faith, because
The Truth - THE ABSOLUTE,
ETERNAL, NEVER-CHANGING TRUTH - is ON OUR SIDE (Romans
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15,
GIMME SOME TRUTH
Every religion, no matter
what it's called, every philosophy, every sect, and
every cult contains SOME truth.
That's right: you're
hearing it from a born-again, Spirit-filled, Bible-thumping
Islam contains some
truth, so does Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Shinto, Taoism,
Kabbalah and New Age.
All the Greek
philosophers from Socrates to Plato to Aristotle taught
some truth and so does Christian Science, Scientology,
Armstrongnism, Campbellism, Jehovah's Witnesses, Spiritism
I'll go a step
further: SATAN (when it
serves his evil purpose) utters SOME truth.
Didn't he QUOTE THE
BIBLE to Jesus in Matthew 4:6?
And isn't God's Word
Yes and yes.
tiny problem with PARTIAL truth:
It's a freakin' LIE.
Truth is COMPLETE and PERFECT.
Anything, or anyone,
therefore, that FALLS SHORT OF Ultimate Truth, is A
And ALL LIARS,
according to Revelation 21:8, will have their part in the
lake of fire.
That why the Bible
must be taken IN ITS
All those who, like
Satan, quote ONLY the portions of Scripture that suit THEIR
RELIGIOUS AGENDA - TO THE
NEGLECT of OTHER PORTIONS OF SCRIPTURE WHICH ARE JUST AS
TRUE and discredit it - are INSTRUMENTS OF Satan.
All those who cling to
the Old Testament (Tanach) for dear life, as though the New
Testament DIDN'T EXIST, as
though Jesus hadn't come and made A HUGE DIFFERENCE, and
procured ETERNAL SALVATION for all those who TRUST Him,
are headed for hell.
It's NOT the part
that's true about those religions that will lead you to
hell: it's the part that
SOME truth is
not THE Truth.
Hence SOME truth is
In order to be saved
you need TOTAL Truth.
And TOTAL TRUTH is
personified in Jesus Christ (John 14:6).
Too many people are
content with just having SOME truth.
But SOME truth has
never satisfied, and will never satisfy, a HOLY, PERFECT
God who is Ultimate Truth.
TOTAL TRUTH (Jesus) LIVING IN YOUR HEART by
His Holy Spirit - will satisfy a Holy, Perfect God (1 John
Don't settle for
PARTIAL TRUTH that leads to damnation.
GET THE WHOLE TRUTH
who is Salvation.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 14,
THE 4 COMING ECLIPSES
Unless you've been
hiding under a rock, you've doubtlessly heard about FOUR
CONSECUTIVE TOTAL lunar eclipses that should happen this
year and the next (2014-2015).
What makes them more
interesting is that all four coincide with the Feasts of
Passover and Sukkot in the rabbinic calendar.
There's also a total
SOLAR eclipse that should happen on Aviv 1 (March 20,
2015), right in the middle of the four moon eclipses.
It all started with a
clever Messianic Jew who marketed his DVD series using the
misnomer "blood moons".
It wasn't long before
several Christian copycats tried to capitalize on the
financial bonanza and came out with their own printed or
recorded apocalyptic version of "blood moons".
Evangelical speculators have been buzzing ever since.
They've been claiming that this series of eclipses signal
everything from the Rapture, to the tribulation, to the
The buzz has only
intensified in recent days, with the "Kaduri-Sharon
prophecy", the death of Israel's former Prime Minister, and
the fact we just entered 2014.
Let's set the record
1. Lunar eclipses are
NOT "blood moons"!
eclipses are NOT "blood
You can call them
"blood moons" til your lying face turns red, but THEY
ARE NOT "blood moons"!!!
2. They DO NOT - DO
NOT - signal either the Rapture or the Second Coming of
3. These eclipses ARE
NOT what is described in Revelation 6:12.
4. Revelation 6:12,
which is THE BEGINNING OF the tribulation, signals that the
Rapture of believers is ABOUT TO happen (Matthew 24:29-31).
5. Revelation 6:12,
Matthew 24:29-31, Joel 2:31 and EVERY OTHER PASSAGE that
mentions the start of the tribulation, ALL HAVE THE SUN
TURNING BLACK FIRST, THEN the moon turns blood-red, then
there's a huge meteor shower, a tremendous shaking of
heaven and earth that rearranges geography as we know it,
and the sky splitting in the middle and rolling up like a
Show me a NATURAL lunar
eclipse that's ever done THAT, and I'll become the most
fervent advocate of that dumb theory you've ever seen.
6. Revelation 6:12 has
the sun and moon changing color SIMULTANEOUSLY, or in quick
SIMULTANEOUS solar and
lunar eclipses ARE IMPOSSIBLE
according to the laws of physics.
what Revelation 6:12-16 describes is
SUPERNATURAL in nature.
Since they DO NOT
indicate either the Rapture or the Second Coming, the
DO THEY POINT TO any
major events happening in Israel?
The final lunar
eclipse, occurring on Sukkot (September 28, 2015) is THE
ONLY ONE visible from Israel.
However, in spite of
this, there MAY BE (underline "MAY be")
some relationship between the eclipses and Israel. Here's
Every time in the past 600
years that a series of 4 lunar eclipses coincides with
the aforementioned Hebrew Feasts, SOME
MAJOR EVENT concerning Israel seems to have taken place,
1493-94 - The four
total eclipses FOLLOWED the
Spanish Inquisition and the expelling of Jews from Spain in
1949-50 - The four
total eclipses FOLLOWED the
formation of the State of Israel on May 14, 1948 and the
War of Independence that ensued within not days but
1967-68 - One lunar
eclipse preceded and the other three FOLLOWED the
pivotal Six-Day war of June 1967, in which Jews recovered
the Old City.
This pattern seems to
apply EVEN WHEN most of these eclipses AREN'T VISIBLE FROM
the Holy Land.
Could it be mere
There's no such thing
as "coincidence" where Jesus is concerned.
The moon, in fact, is used
several times in Scripture to symbolize Israel (see
Genesis 37:9-11; Psalm 81:3; Jeremiah 31:35-36; Revelation
The events that
precede these eclipses are sometimes favorable and others
Since we are living at
the VERY time of the end and the Rapture could take place
ANY DAY, followed by the tribulation, it's
a safe bet that IF the 2014-2015 eclipses are preceded by
some major event that affects Israel, it won't be a
MONDAY, JANUARY 13,
"The wolf and the
lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like
the ox... They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy
mountain, says the LORD" (Isaiah 65:25).
The "lion" has gone
into another dimension to meet the BIGGEST LION OF ALL, the
God of Israel, who is the One true God, besides Whom THERE
IS NO OTHER (Isaiah 45:5).
The former Prime
Minister did honor to his first name Ariel, meaning "lion
of God", during his brilliant military career, which
spanned 25 years:
From the War of Independence
in 1948, to the 1956 Suez Crisis, to
the Six-Day War of 1967 during which Israel captured
the Golan along with Judea and Samaria on the north, the
Sinai on the south, and recovered the Old City after almost
2,000 years of uninterrupted gentile occupation, to the War
of Attrition, and the
Yom-Kippur War in 1973.
He also served as
Minister of Defense, and was in charge of the the 1982
He was 85 years old.
Sharon is widely
regarded as the greatest field commander in Israel's
history, and one of the country's greatest military
It was due in large
part to his spectacular counterattack to the Egyptian and
Syrian armies during the 1967 Six-Day War that the Jews
Of the 250 Egyptian
tanks destroyed, Sharon's division took out 150. They then
managed to cross the Suez Canal into Egyptian territory
also destroying Egypt's air defenses and cutting off its
By all accounts he was
bold, gutsy, a straight shooter, and somewhat devious.
As politician, he
exhibited those traits and always remained a realist.
He never entertained
any illusions that peace with the Arabs would be achieved
He is quoted as saying
"they know that my yes means yes, my no means no, and what
to do to change my no to a yes".
He knew, and commented
on more than one occasion, that what so-called Palestinians
really want is TO DESTROY Israel.
He refused to shake
hands with infamous Yasser Arafat.
In a meeting with then
Pope John Paul II (sadly, the Vatican has always been
pro-"Palestinian") he reminded the Pontiff about the
difference between terra sancta and terra
The Land of Israel is
viewed as holy by Jews,
Christians and Muslims, but God
ONLY PROMISED IT TO JEWS (Genesis 48:3-4).
As someone raised in
Roman Catholicism, I found it a bit embarrassing that the
head of the largest Christian denomination in the world
would have to be reminded of WHAT GOD ACTUALLY PROMISED by
a warrior turned politician.
Sharon was maligned in
the media for his visit to the Temple Mount on September
28, 2000, which Palestinian terrorist groups used as
"excuse" to launch the "Second Intifada" of 2000-2005.
Although his visit was
- and still is - often cited as the "cause" of the
violence, evidence uncovered revealed that the
Intifada had been planned long in advance.
His biggest blunder
was to cave in to pressure from Europe and Washington (Bush
Administration) and UNILATERALLY WITHDRAW FROM Gaza.
Although it was one of
his few acts that garnered praise from the liberal press,
it was a controversial move that got a lot of criticism
within Israel, most notably for the forced evacuation of
Jewish residents of Gush Katif in August, 2005.
It took only a few
days for terrorist organization Hamas to seize power in
Gaza, where they still remain.
Not only did Israel
get NOTHING - I mean ZERO - in return but, to this day, the
only "reward" for their generosity has been an almost daily
dose of Katusha rockets fired indiscriminately by Hamas,
which not only inflict structural damage to homes, schools,
and other public buildings, but often kill and maim Jewish
Condolences to Prime
Minister Sharon's family and to the people of Israel:
Rest in peace, lion of
Who knows? The "lion"
may have even met "the Lamb".
SUNDAY, JANUARY 12,
KEEPING IT TO
"Who then is the
FAITHFUL AND WISE SERVANT, whom the master has put in
charge of the servants in his household TO
GIVE THEM THEIR FOOD AT THE PROPER TIME? It will be good
for that servant whose master finds him doing so when He
returns. Truly I tell you, He will put him in charge of all
His possessions (Matthew 24:45-47).
Jesus, and His Message
about THE GIFT of Salvation, is spiritual food for hungry
souls (John 6:55-58).
His Word causes dead
and detached spirits to COME ALIVE (John 6:63).
His Word gives ETERNAL
LIFE and saves souls.
His Word nourishes,
strengthens, energizes, and causes SPIRITUAL GROWTH.
All these things ARE
BADLY NEEDED on this earth populated by 7 billion people, where
only about 2 billion call themselves "Christian".
Of course, calling
themselves and BEING Christian
are two different things.
Real Christians are
those who have experienced Jesus personally, have been born
again of His Holy Spirit, and in whose
hearts Jesus LIVES (John
3:3-5; Romans 8:9).
But even REAL
Christians need the nourishment of God's Word, and they
need it desperately.
real Christians have been
intimidated into silence by the world, including certain
ministers whom the Lord called into full-time service.
The ONLY Bible verse
most liberal journalists know, and love to quote, is
"But when you pray, enter
into your closet, and when you have shut your door, pray to
your Father which is in secret; and your Father who
sees in secret shall reward you openly".
If they had their way,
they'd send all of us into some dark closet, where nobody
sees, reads or hears the Message of Salvation, LOCK US UP, and
throw away the key.
Jesus was talking
about PRAYING in that verse, NOT
Preaching is supposed
to be "shouted from the rooftops" whenever possible
(Matthew 10:27; Acts 5:20).
We SHOULD NOT CARE AT
ALL what the world thinks is "proper conduct" for
Christians. Our only concern
should be WHAT JESUS says to do.
2 Kings Chapter 7
tells the story of four lepers who found food and treasure
at the Syrian camp in the days of Elisha the prophet:
"Then they said to
each other, "THIS IS NOT RIGHT. This
is A DAY OF GOOD NEWS, AND WE AREN'T SHARING IT WITH
ANYONE! ...Come on, let's go back and tell the people..." (2
If they felt that way
about food and money, which only have temporary effect in
this temporary life, HOW MUCH
MORE is it NOT RIGHT to keep to ourselves the Bread of Life
who gives ETERNAL life?(John
The world which, for
the most part, DOESN'T KNOW Jesus is
IN NO POSITION TO TELL US ANYTHING.
Come on, Christians!
Break the bonds of silence and SHARE
JESUS AND HIS WONDERFUL MESSAGE WITH SOMEONE TODAY.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 11,
WHY I LOVE THE OLD
There are MANY reasons
to love the Old Testament.
What we Christians
call the Old Testament, and Jews call the Tanach, IS the
inspired Word of God.
NO if's, and's, or
That, if nothing else, is
reason enough to love it.
There is SO
MUCH Truth, Wisdom and inspiration contained in the
It answers life's most
basic questions: where (or rather, WHO)
we came from, why we're here and where we're going.
There's so much
prophecy that has already been fulfilled with stunning
accuracy, some of which is being fulfilled before our very
eyes, and some which will be fulfilled shortly...
And is there anything
more beautiful than those timeless Psalms written by King
David, which exalt God, and
lift us up in the process?
Another reason to love
the Old Testament is that without
it there never would have been a NEW Testament.
Without question, the
Old led to the NEW.
That means that for
all its wondrous Truth, the
Old Testament IS NOT COMPLETE.
If it were complete,
then NOTHING ELSE would be needed.
But SOMETHING ELSE IS needed!
Paul calls the Law
"our schoolmaster" to LEAD US
TO Christ (Galatians 3:24-25).
was that schoolmaster called Torah supposed to teach Israel
and, by extension, gentiles?
THAT, try as we
might, we are INCAPABLE OF
saving ourselves, earning salvation, or satisfying a
PERFECT and righteous God.
That's why God gave
Israel the Torah and allowed Israelites TO TRY to meet His
standards for 1,500 years.
He figured that AFTER
FAILING FOR 15 CENTURIES, they'd understand that their ONLY
hope of reconciliation with the Divine was
for God Himself to fulfill His own Divine Standard on
That's precisely what Jesus
(God Incarnate) DID (Matthew 5:17).
That's why I cringe
every time some religiously brainwashed, legalistic
"Christian" feels it his duty to exalt Saturday.
Do you think you will EVER
observe Saturday (the Sabbath) BETTER than Jews have done
for the past 3,500 years?
I DARE YOU to try.
One more question: ARE
Sabbath keeping HASN'T
SAVED THEM, and Sabbath keeping WON'T SAVE YOU!
That's why NO
CHRISTIAN has ever been commanded by God to observe the
You can't find that
commandment in the New Testament and there
were NO CHRISTIANS in the Old Testament.
EVERYTHING the Tanach
says is true and is the Word of God.
EVERYTHING the Tanach
says is as applicable today as it was 3,500 years ago:
EXCEPT - EXCEPT - EXCEPT the
portions that pertain to
salvation, justification (right standing with God).
EXCEPT the Law:
The Old Testament HAS
BEEN FULFILLED, ABOLISHED as
means of justification, and REPLACED
WITH a New Testament, by
none other than God (Jesus) Himself (Romans
10:4; Galatians 2:16; 2 Corinthians 3:14; Hebrews 10:9).
Why? Because it
COULDN'T SAVE ANYONE and NEVER SAVED A SINGLE SOUL:
That's why Old
Testament believers were kept
IMPRISONED in the Paradise portion of a holding tank
called Sheol UNTIL Christ
came, fulfilled the Torah on their/our behalf, and TOOK
THEM UP TO HEAVEN WITH Him (Luke 16:23-26; Matthew
27:52-53; Ephesians 4:7-9).
Had Jesus NOT fulfilled every
jot and tittle of the Law FOR
WOULD STILL BE HOLDING THEM CAPTIVE.
So keep worshiping
YOUR IDOL the Sabbath.
Keep trusting YOUR OWN
"Sabbath keeping" AND YOUR
OWN RELIGION, and YOUR
OWN "obedience" and YOUR
OWN "righteousness", instead of TRUSTING Jesus.
And see if
that will SAVE YOU ANY
MORE THAN IT HAS SAVED JEWS for the past 3,500 years : Shabbat
FRIDAY, JANUARY 10,
THE MYTH OF
There's never been a
country or state named Palestine, and there never will be.
"Palestinians" are simply
Arabs from neighboring countries, who OCCUPIED the
territory of ancient Israel after Israel was dispersed and
ceased from being a nation.
Their former leader
and founder of the PLO Yasser Arafat was
an Egyptian, for Pete's sake!!!
even CALL THEMSELVES "Palestinian" until after Israel
became a State in 1948.
their name from the ancient Philistines, who were widely
regarded as Israel's worst enemies.
Following the Bar
Kokhba revolt by the Jews in 135 A.D. and through 390
A.D., Roman Emperor Hadrian
named THE ENTIRE PROVINCE of Judea, INCLUDING SYRIA AND
He did this in order
to further annoy and humiliate the Jews who, from that
time, were FORBIDDEN to enter or even VISIT Jerusalem,
except on the anniversary of both their temples'
destructions (Tisha B'Av).
COULD HAVE declared their independence, or "statehood" AT
ANY TIME prior to 1947 and DIDN'T.
They were happy to
live as SUBJECTS OF the Turkish Ottoman Empire, as WHAT
THEY REALLY ARE, Arabs.
When Britain defeated
the Ottoman Turks in 1917 under the command of General
Edmund Allenby, THESE ARABS (that we now call
"Palestinians") WERE ALLOWED TO REMAIN there.
And when the League of
Nations (presently known as the "United Nations") offered
statehood to Israel in 1947, statehood was also offered to
the so-called "Palestinians".
While Israel promptly
accepted, THEY DECLINED.
All the current talk
about a "two-state solution", therefore, is pure baloney.
They COULD HAVE
declared themselves an independent state during all those
centuries WHEN THEY OCCUPIED Israel's former territory and DIDN'T.
They were even OFFERED
statehood by the League of Nations and REFUSED.
Their ONLY "problem" is
Israel's existence. That's why NO PALESTINIAN LEADER can
bring himself to RECOGNIZE Israel's RIGHT TO exist.
...Even when they are
Politicians can talk
about a "framework for peace" all they want, but God's not
The Bible is clear about the
future of Arabs who recently decided to call themselves
When Israel is forced
to flee into the wilderness during the 3½ year reign of
Antichrist, "Palestinians" will THINK they'll have ALL OF
ISRAEL, including Jerusalem, all to themselves, but their
gladness will be short-lived.
Jesus will return 42 months
later and STRAIGHTEN THINGS OUT IN the Middle East -- ONCE
AND FOR ALL.
According to Joel
3:1-8, when Jesus restores Judah and Jerusalem, He will
judge the nations round about: He
will judge Lebanon and, ESPECIALLY, the "Palestinians".
Jesus will re-gather
all Israel, from all over the world into their land, which
He gave them AS ETERNAL POSSESSION (Genesis 15:18-21;
17:8), and will relocate
so-called Palestinians to Saudi Arabia, where they will be
assimilated into its Arab population.
There won't be any
"Palestinians" during the Millennium. They'll be called
"Saudis", or by their true name "Arabs".
As I said before,
there's NEVER BEEN a country named "Palestine".
There's NO SUCH THING
AS "a Palestinian".
There never was. There
never will be.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 9,
SUPERIOR AND SUPREME
answered, "NO ONE EVER SPOKE
LIKE this man!" (John 7:46).
NO ONE has EVER spoken
NO ONE has EVER
claimed to remove sin from each person who receives Him,
let alone FROM THE ENTIRE WORLD (1 John 3:5).
But Jesus DID.
NO ONE has EVER GUARANTEED
ETERNAL LIFE to anyone (John 10:28) .
But Jesus DID.
Lao Tzu DIDN'T.
Krishna, or any other
demon worshiped by Hindus, DIDN'T.
Moses - great as he
was and is - DIDN'T.
L Ron Hubbard DIDN'T.
Ellen White DIDN'T.
Herbert W. Armstrong
Joseph Smith DIDN'T.
Brigham Young DIDN'T.
Charles Taze Russell
Mary Baker Eddy
And Deepak Chopra
They DIDN'T and Chopra
DOESN'T because THEY CAN'T.
Chopra is physically
alive, but spiritually DEAD,
since he doesn't KNOW Jesus who is THE ONLY LIFE there is.
That brings me to the
Jesus IS ALIVE.
In order for any god,
real or imagined, TO SAVE YOU, he
himself MUST BE ALIVE.
A DEAD PERSON can't save
Evidently, NOT EVEN himself!
Only THE LIVING GOD,
can GIVE ETERNAL SALVATION AND ETERNAL LIFE because He
Himself IS eternal.
None of the others EVER
claimed they'd rise from the dead.
And three days and
nights after His PUBLIC Crucifixion, His
grave was EMPTY.
And NO ONE to this
day, 2,000 years later, can
EXPLAIN HOW THAT HAPPENED, APART FROM RESURRECTION (John
There is NO MESSAGE
ANYWHERE like the Good News of our most precious Jesus!
Give Him your heart and
your sins, and He will give you His OWN ETERNAL Life, His
very own Nature, His very own Righteousness IN EXCHANGE.
It's THE BEST DEAL
EVER OFFERED IN ALL THE AGES!
Be PROUD OF Jesus and His
Message: He is SUPERIOR AND SUPREME!
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8,
As soon as the news
broke that former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's
health is deteriorating, I thought to myself: "here's the
next topic of discussion on YouTube and all those idiotic
prophecy forums where ANY MORON can say ANYTHING about the
Bible or Bible prophecy that pops into his or her confused
While I wouldn't visit
those forums IF THEY PAID ME, we do have a YouTube channel:
It took EXACTLY THREE
DAYS for the first video about Sharon's possible death and
its "prophetic implications" to appear.
In case you're
wondering what the former PM, who's been in a coma since
2006, has to do with prophecy, now
deceased Rabbi Yitzhak Kaduri said he had met the Messiah,
left a very controversial written note saying His Name is
Yehoshua or "Jesus", and even marked his personal study
Bible with crosses, which is UNHEARD OF for ANY Jew, even
Kaduri is also said to
have prophesied that the
Messiah would appear to Israel AFTER Ariel Sharon's death.
It's interesting that
Sharon has been in a permanent vegetative state since
suffering a stroke on January 4, 2006. And that Rabbi
Kaduri died on January 28, 2006, merely 24
Normally, I wouldn't
give any credence to such prediction, especially when it
comes from a hyper-legalistic Haredi kabbalist, who may or
may not have been born-again prior to his death.
Although the fact he
saw Jesus and recognized Him as the Messiah seems to point
to the salvation of his soul, even if we give him the
benefit of the doubt, there are millions of saved people
who believe in Jesus, love Jesus, and make wrong
So, salvation, in and
of itself, does not make one a reliable source of prophecy.
However, there are
several reasons why his prediction may
(UNDERLINE "MAY") COME TRUE :
1. THE TIMING
indicator points to Messiah appearing to Israel in 2017
(Daniel 9:25; Luke 21:27-32).
If this prediction didn't
dovetail perfectly with Scripture time wise, I wouldn't
give it a chance in hell.
2. Kabbalists are very
big on names and their symbolism. And Sharon's first name
"Ariel" means "LION OF God" which refers to Messiah Jesus,
the LION of the tribe of Judah, in His Second Coming
where Messiah will return, is repeatedly referred to as
Ariel in Isaiah chapter 29.
3. Kaduri did, in
fact, see the Messiah.
We don't know whether
this is something that Messiah told him, or whether the
Rabbi came up with it on his own.
If the Messiah gave
him this revelation, then it's 100% certain.
Since I know the
Messiah quite well, I'm inclined to believe that Kaduri
came up with it on his own. Either way, it COULD happen.
As Christians, however, we
must never base our beliefs or teachings ON THE PREDICTION
OF SOME RABBI (other than Jesus Himself) OR other MORTAL,
but on God's Holy Word.
And God's Word, as
previously stated, points to 2017.
Even history points to
One caveat: Although
medical prognosis points to Sharon not living on this earth
much longer, WE DON'T KNOW
WHEN he will die. Only God knows.
If God wants him to
live UNTIL Jesus returns, needless to say, the "lion of
God" could remain in a vegetative state for several more
years, or might even recover (John 21:22).
Remember what Jesus
said about not having to commit an act outwardly, but just
having the desire in your heart is just as wrong: It
is wrong to wish or hope for Mr. Sharon's death, JUST SO WE
CAN GET WHAT WE WANT, even when WHAT WE WANT is for
Messiah to appear.
JESUS IS GOD ALMIGHTY.
He DOESN'T NEED for Mr. Sharon to die in order to rapture
His Church, return in His Second Coming, or to do ANYTHING
Jesus will appear when
He will appear, and Sharon will die when he will die
(assuming that will be the outcome). Right now, it
seems that Jesus (God) is THE ONLY ONE who has the answer
to BOTH of these.
What we should do,
meanwhile, is continue to
search the Scriptures, asking the Holy Spirit to reveal the
Mind of Christ, and pray for Prime Ministers Sharon's
salvation, health and complete recovery.
Plus do what the
Messiah told all believers to do:
WATCH FOR His
TUESDAY, JANUARY 7,
ANTICHRIST IS DEAD
Every once in a while
some jackass will write that he "doesn't agree" with
certain minor details in my book Seed
OPINION is supposed to change my beliefs.
What do I care?
Especially when it's someone I don't know and never even
Someone who DOES
NOTHING for NO ONE, only thinks of himself, has NEVER in
his entire life led a soul to Christ, and who, instead
of praising God for His Revelation, is only interested in
splitting eschatological hairs about who "the king of
the south" might be, or where exactly the bottomless pit is
Who cares? Is he
planning a visit?
If I went by human
opinion, I wouldn't know WHAT to believe, because you
can put 50 Christians in one room and get 200 different
opinions about the Antichrist, or ABOUT ANYTHING ELSE,
And those 200 opinions
are likely to change A LOT MORE OFTEN THAN
any of them opens the Bible.
Case in point: if you
Google "Obama antichrist", you'll find there are
approximately 10 MILLION (repeat: 10
MILLION!!!) websites that make that FALSE UNBIBLICAL
claim, not to mention COUNTLESS sensationalist YouTube
videos with photo shopped images of the President with
flaming red eyes and two horns protruding from his head.
Meanwhile, they are
CLUELESS about the
REAL Antichrist who
IS PORTRAYED having "two horns" in both the Bible and the
Quran (Daniel 8:5-8; Quran 18:83-99).
They invent all kinds
of phony, unscriptural theories and COMPLETELY overlook the
fact that GOD SAYS this dude
must be A KING, of fierce countenance, from the
territories of both the Roman and Greek Empires, must have
lived prior to 96 A.D., be a military genius, be "like a
leopard", believe himself to be God, and come from one of
the 5 empires that preceded the Roman Empire.
President Obama doesn't
meet ANY of these requirements.
But NONE OF THAT stops
religious morons from "proving" that he is the feared
That's why they've
been trying TO GUESS his identity for
the past 60 years (60 years!!!) from among the famous,
influential people LIVING on this planet, and the best
they've come up with is some ridiculous theory about Prince
Charles - who's never been king, can't even rule England,
nor control the press, or Buckingham palace bureaucracy, or
HIS OWN FAMILY - but he's going to rule THE WHOLE WORLD.
Oh, yeah, he's
"fierce" alright: Oooooooh, I'm shaking in my boots!
requirements, neither the ugly Queen nor uglier Camilla
would ever ALLOW IT.
This is THE ONLY
MINISTRY I know of (to Jesus
be all the glory) that actively teaches that
the Antichrist is dead and will be raised from the dead and
REAPPEAR on earth shortly after the Church is raptured.
That is WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS
VERY CLEARLY, and has said for the past 2,000 years (Revelation
11:7; 13:1; 17:8; Isaiah 14:19; Daniel 11:28-29).
There isn't ONE verse
of Scripture - NOT ONE - that says the Antichrist will be
someone LIVING among us in these end times and that he will
suddenly "take off his mask" and reveal himself to the
That is A MYTH. It's
TOTAL religious invention.
It may sell millions
of worthless books to religious ignoramuses who love
speculation and seek mortal's opinions, instead
of THE ONLY OPINION THAT COUNTS, which is the Word of the
It may make a
convenient script for a cheesy Hellywood movie, but there's
not one ounce of truth behind it.
Thessalonians 2:9 plainly says that
Antichrist's COMING will be by the "working" (energizing)
If he "comes" it means that
HE'S NOT HERE. If he were already here, he
wouldn't "come": he'd just TELL EVERYONE who he is.
And 2 Thessalonians
2:7-8 says HE CANNOT APPEAR UNTIL the Body of Christ is
"taken out of the way" or raptured.
This ministry goes by
Spirit-revealed Truth found in the written Word of God and
by reliable, time-tested, well-documented secular history,
in that order:
Truth, as we have
stated since day one, CANNOT - simply CANNOT -
"Let God BE TRUE and EVERY
MAN A LIAR".
MONDAY, JANUARY 6,
DO JEWS GO TO HELL?
If they DON'T KNOW
their Messiah and have not been born again of His Holy
Spirit, the answer is "YES!"
Matter of fact, ANY
PERSON who DOESN'T KNOW the Jewish Messiah and has not
experienced that SPIRITUAL NEW BIRTH is also going to
hell (John 3:3-5).
I don't care if they
are satanists, atheists, agnostics, Hindu, Buddhist,
Taoist, Muslim or
I don't care if they
are New Age, Mormons, Church of God, Church of Christ,
Christian Science, 7th Day Adventist, Scientologist,
Baptist, Methodist, Lutheran, Catholics, Episcopalians,
Pentecostals, Presbyterian or Jehovah's Witnesses!
Do you think just
CALLING YOURSELF "Christian" is your ticket to heaven?
Do you think attending
some religious country club every Saturday or Sunday will
get you there?
never saved a single soul.
in hell may actually OUT-NUMBER those of all other
religious orientations combined.
Do you think that
GETTING WET ON THE OUTSIDE, or ingesting a round piece of
flour ("communion wafer") or doing "good works", or
following some religious rules like the 10 Commandments is
gonna get you into heaven?
NO ONE has EVER made
it to heaven by such means, and NO
ONE EVER WILL.
There's ONLY ONE Way to
heaven and that is to
EXPERIENCE Jesus Christ personally, in your innermost
Matthew and 7:21-23
and Matthew 25:1-12 are shockingly clear:
THE ONLY THING that keeps
ANYONE, even "good" RELIGIOUS people, OUT OF the
Kingdom of God, is NOT
KNOWING Jesus in the BIBLICAL sense, meaning
personally and INTIMATELY.
It wasn't lack of good works,
since they'd done many (Matthew
It wasn't even wrong doctrine that
kept the foolish virgins out of the Wedding Feast.
KNOW the Bridegroom (Matthew 7:23, Matthew 25:12).
He had never ENTERED
THEM and deposited His Holy Seed (His anointing, His sacred
oil) in their spirits.
Even in this natural
world, you wouldn't expect an invitation to the wedding of
someone YOU DON'T KNOW.
So, WHY would you
expect to be allowed into the Marriage Feast of the
Heavenly Bridegroom, the Messiah, UNLESS
you KNOW HIM AND HE KNOWS YOU?
you KNOW JESUS, if He KNOWS you, there's NOTHING and NO ONE
that can keep you OUT OF heaven!
No angelic being, not
10 million demons, not even Satan himself!
When you KNOW JESUS, heaven
is SURE (John 5:24; 1 John 5:12-13).
already IN you (Philippians 3:20; Hebrews 12:22-24).
It's only a matter of
"time" before you're transferred from "here" to "there".
Jesus IS Heaven!
you want to go to heaven, I got 5 words of advice for you:
GET TO KNOW JESUS NOW.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 5,
THE CROSS NOBODY WANTS
Most Christians want
and are grateful for Jesus' cross.
But 99.9% of them DON'T
WANT THEIR OWN CROSS.
We're glad Jesus went
to the cross on our behalf: we even talk about how He
defeated Satan on our behalf, BUT WE DON'T WANT THE CROSS
We want to stay as
far away from it as possible.
That's only natural.
Denying our selves,
taking up the cross DAILY and following Jesus, is
misunderstand, Jesus, on the cross, REMOVED
all sin for all time (John 1:29; Hebrews 9:26; 1 John
Those whose sin is NOT
those who have not received Him or embraced His cross.
talking about paying for sin today.
The Truth is that this
false self subject to space-time must die, so that OUR
TRUE, ETERNAL SELF will be revealed.
No, we're not talking
about those deranged, mostly demon-possessed fanatics in
the Philippines and other places who ARE LITERALLY
crucified on Good Friday each year.
Or about that nut in
Russia (no pun intended) who actually NAILED HIS OWN
TESTICLES to Red Square in protest.
No, we don't live
during the Roman Empire, and we're not talking about Romans
literally driving nails through our hands and feet.
We don't have to
endure the lashes, the spittle, the punches, being hit on
the head with a pole, the crown of thorns, or the beard
ripped from our face, as He did.
Jesus did THE HARD
PART for us.
victory is DYING TO self (small s), so that our true,
glorious Self may be revealed.
Dying to self involves
OFFERING OURSELVES daily AS
LIVING SACRIFICES to God (Romans 12:1).
It involves TOTAL
WILLINGNESS on our part TO LET GO OF (surrender) these
It involves the
crucifixion of OUR EGOS.
Our false self must
die, so that our true Self may
appear (Romans 8:18-21; 1 John 3:2).
That's what Paul meant
when he said "I am crucified WITH
Nevertheless I live,
yet not I but Christ (my true
Self) LIVES IN ME.
Paul did not LITERALLY
HANG from a cross.
He meant that he
HAD SURRENDERED his own life, his likes and dislikes, even
his reputation, so that the Life of Jesus may manifest in
It means surrendering
all pride, ego, and cares about "what others will think".
DAILY attitude. We don't do it once and for all but ONE
DAY AT A TIME.
There's victory in VOLUNTARILY
DYING to self.
If Satan and his evil
spirits had known, THEY WOULD HAVE NEVER CRUCIFIED THE LORD
OF GLORY (1 Corinthians 2:8).
They never expected
that by killing Jesus'
physical body and allowing Jesus to die NOT JUST PHYSICALLY
but to self (small "s") He would DEFEAT THEM and win
eternal victory for us.
The Book of Revelation
makes ALL KINDS OF WONDERFUL PROMISES to those who
Revelation 12:11 tells
us HOW WE OVERCOME:
"By the Blood of the
Lamb, the Word of our testimony and NOT LOVING OUR LIVES
UNTO THE DEATH".
Death to self, so that
Christ may manifest in us, is ULTIMATE VICTORY.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 4,
THE OLD AND THE NEW
You gotta love Jesus.
When He appeared
publicly Israelites and Jews had been UNSUCCESSFULLY trying
to keep God's Law, including the 10 Commandments, for
Then Jesus comes along
and, IMPOSSIBLE as it already was to keep the Law (Torah),
He MADE IT EVEN HARDER.
The Torah called for
"an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth" (Deuteronomy
19:21), but Jesus took it up SEVERAL NOTCHES by saying that
IF YOUR OWN hand or eye caused you to sin, YOU YOURSELF
SHOULD CUT IT OFF! (Matthew 18:8-9).
That is, if you were
to have ANY hope of escaping hell and being justified under
Of course, no one
would ever do that: otherwise EVERYONE in the world would
be without hands or eyes.
The 7th commandment
says "you shall not commit adultery" (Exodus 20:14), but
Jesus again RAISED THE BAR by saying that you
didn't have to commit THE ACT, you didn't have to even lay
a finger on that person: if you so much as LOOKED on him or
her WITH LUST, you HAD ALREADY COMMITTED THE ACT in your
heart (Matthew 5:28).
The fifth commandment
said "you shall not murder" (Exodus 20:13). But Jesus upped
the ante by saying that if
you hold a grudge and have hatred toward someone in your
heart, YOU'RE ALREADY A MURDERER (Matthew 5:21; 1 John
Jesus, are you nuts?
Is THAT how you're
going to save us?
...By making obedience
to the Law EVEN HARDER?
As if it wasn't
ALREADY IMPOSSIBLE to
Jesus made those
statements while the Old
Covenant was still in force.
BEFORE dying on the
cross and resurrecting.
New Covenant in His Blood came into effect (Hebrews
What did He convey
with such teachings?
He was PROVING beyond
the slightest doubt HOW
UTTERLY IMPOSSIBLE IT IS to please God by trying to keep
ANY part of the Law.
He was PROVING that
the Law was UNABLE TO REGENERATE
He was showing Israel
that there was NO HOPE
WHATSOEVER OF SALVATION UNDER THE LAW (Galatians 3:10).
He was PROVING that
the Law - although good and holy - was
UNABLE TO MAKE ANYONE RIGHTEOUS, no matter how much or
how hard they tried to "keep it" (Galatians 2:16).
He was SHOWING Israel WHY THE
ONLY WAY to
REMOVE SIN FOREVER was
for Him - the ONLY human ever to FULFILL God's Law down to
the last jot or tittle - TO
DIE and TAKE UPON HIMSELF THE PUNISHMENT for our sins.
He was showing them
that THE ONLY WAY to be
made righteous in God's eyes is
for Him (God) to CREDIT HIS OWN PERFECT RIGHTEOUSNESS TO US (2
There was, and is, NO
NOT "one of" the ways to the Father: He is THE
ONLY WAY to the Father and THE
ONLY WAY to be saved.
Do YOU WANT Salvation?
Then dump religion, PUT ASIDE
the Law, PUT ASIDE any pretense to obtain righteousness
ON YOUR OWN, PUT ASIDE all pretense to "merit" or deserve
I don't care how
religious you are...
I don't care what a
"good person" or "good Christian" you consider yourself to
I don't care how
"righteous" you THINK you are, the
ONLY THING you and I deserve IS HELL.
If you want
Salvation, YOU HAVE TO get
Jesus' PERFECT Righteousness, His perfect fulfillment of
God's Law, CREDITED TO YOU.
ONLY WAY to get it is by receiving
Jesus into your heart as only God and Savior and, from
that moment forward, TRUSTING Him completely AS YOUR ALL-SUFFICIENT
AND ETERNAL SAVIOR.
Jesus went to the
cross, died, resurrected, ascended and sent His Holy
Spirit so He could GIVE YOU
His own perfect righteousness, FOR FREE.
What better time than
a new year to LEAVE BEHIND
THE OLD and BRING IN THE NEW?
FRIDAY, JANUARY 3,
According to certain
politicians and liberal clergy, Christians are a major
obstacle to world peace.
A couple days ago I
watched a liberal Jew interviewing a liberal Episcopalian
female priest who, besides lavishing praise on one another,
were extolling the virtues of interfaith dialogue and
saying that it's the only way to achieve world peace.
According to their
Pollyannaish world view, since all three faiths, Jewish,
Christian and Islamic stem from the Abrahamic tradition of
monotheism, they should be able to find common ground and
solve their differences.
They spoke about all
the "progress" that has been made, and how
achievable lasting peace is, as long as there's regular
communication between these groups.
Welcome to La-La Land.
They didn't say A
WORD, of course, about
radical Islam being an obstacle to peace.
They didn't say A
WORD about Islamic terrorism.
They didn't say A WORD
about Islamic propaganda and
brainwashing that begins as early as 5 years of age,
destroying children's innocence, poisoning their minds and
inciting them to "martyrdom", presenting it as a very
heroic and desirable goal, which will earn them
"paradise", as long as they
take out Jews and Christians in the process.
They didn't say A WORD
about the starkly different
beliefs that separate the three faiths.
Nor did they mention the
numerous attempts at achieving lasting peace through
diplomacy, all of which have been doomed to failure.
They, however, felt
the need to point the finger at those they termed
"Christian Zionists" emphasizing the "danger" that our
apocalyptic views present to lasting peace.
Well, last time I
checked most Christians are not waging war against Israel,
nor refusing to recognize its right to exist, nor calling
them pigs and apes.
Nor does our
eschatology call for the destruction of Jews or Arabs, but
rather for a very auspicious Messianic Era for Israel and
the whole world.
Nor are we blowing
ourselves up for the sole purpose of murdering and maiming
Jews and Muslims.
Nor are we committing other
acts of terror.
Nor have we done
ANYTHING to avert peace
between Jews and Arabs.
The calamities that
will happen during the 3½-year tribulation will
be TOTALLY orchestrated by God, WITHOUT any "help" from
They will take place by
His Sovereign Will, and there's NOTHING any of us can do
These naive dreamers
spoke about the Abrahamic tradition, but
also failed to mention WHAT GOD SAID about Abraham and his
"CAST OUT this bond-woman, and
her son: for the son of THIS
BOND-WOMAN SHALL NOT BE HEIR WITH MY SON, even with Isaac...
for in Isaac shall your seed
be called" (Genesis 21:10-12).
"Nor because they are his
PHYSICAL descendants are they all Abraham's children. On
the contrary, "It is through Isaac that your offspring will
be counted" (Romans 9:7).
I don't know any
Christian who is opposed to dialogue or diplomacy, or to
What some of us oppose
is Israel being pressured into making all sorts of
releasing scores of terrorists with Jewish blood on their
evil hands, IN EXCHANGE FOR NOTHING.
Palestinians aren't pressured
into ANYTHING, not even about discouraging violence,
which is THE LEAST they can do if they're remotely serious
The fact of the matter
is that they can hold all the interfaith conferences,
engage in diplomacy ‘til their deluded faces turn Islamic
green, and advance all the dialogue they want:
There WON'T BE ANY peace
UNTIL Jesus returns and rules the earth (Isaiah 2:1-4,
9:6; Daniel 2:44-45; Zechariah 14:9).
"threat" to peace is BELIEVING
WHAT GOD SAYS.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 2,
NIGHT IS COMING
"I must work the
works of Him that sent me, while it is day: THE NIGHT
COMES, WHEN NO MAN CAN WORK" (John 9:4)
Happy 2014 A.D. (YEAR
OF our Lord)...
They can call it "CE"
(Common Era) ALL THEY WANT, but EVERYONE
KNOWS the calendar predominantly used world-wide is based
ON JESUS' BIRTH.
As we ENTER 2014, it's
But "night" is coming...
Jesus made it clear
that when night comes "NO MAN can work".
And He wasn't
referring to the night shift at some factory in Detroit,
Taiwan or Honduras. He was talking about
the Kingdom of God.
Every pastor, every
evangelist, every minister, every "church leader", and
every Christian needs TO MAKE OF THE MOST OF what little
"day" is still left.
Not because our Salvation
depends on it. It doesn't.
JESUS IS WORTHY:
To Him be all the
glory now and for all eternity. Amen.
If EVERY believer would
share Jesus with ONE - JUST
ONE - person THIS month, this whole world would be
evangelized IN NO TIME.
Christians did it despite RUTHLESS, UNRELENTING
NOBODY is persecuting
you: At least, most of you...
There simply is NO
We have the True God, the
ONLY Savior, and THE BEST message.
OTHER MESSAGE ANYWHERE that can remotely compare to the
Gospel of our Lord.
Many have expressed
their concern over the years about the people who will
remain on earth during the tribulation.
If they really
are so concerned, then
they need to share Jesus with those who would remain if
He were to appear today.
I said "SHARE", I
DIDN'T SAY "shove Him". I didn't say "FORCE Him" down
someone else's throat.
If shared properly and
accurately our Jesus is
He doesn't need to be
"forced" on anyone.
leave it "to the pastor", or the evangelist, or the
missionary, to DO ALL THE
DO YOUR PART.
The early church grew
as fast as it did because
EVERYONE did their share to spread the Good News.
Yes, the apostles did
more than the rest, Paul in particular.
believer participated in spreading the Good News of FREE
Christ, in exchange for receiving Him into your heart and
TRUSTING what He did to save you.
Christians didn't leave THE
WHOLE TASK of evangelizing to the apostles and wash their
hands of ANY responsibility as most Christians do
They all DID THEIR
PART, even under threat of torture, exile or even death.
The Gospel was shared neighbor
to neighbor, friend to friend, by one family member to
wait ‘til night to do what most of us should have been
doing all along.
Make GOOD USE OF day,
as long as there's any "day" left.
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