MONDAY, JUNE 30, 2014
GLIMPSE OF HEAVEN
In chapters 4-7 of
the Book of Revelation the apostle John is taken on a tour
Revelation 4:4 talks
about 24 elders that surround God's Throne.
Revelation 4:6 talks
about four living beings (cherubim) in front of God's
Revelation 4:8 says
that these four beings NEVER
STOP, day or night, praising God and saying:
"HOLY, HOLY, HOLY is
the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come."
And that "Whenever
the living creatures GIVE GLORY, HONOR AND THANKS to Him
who sits on the throne and who lives forever and ever, THE
TWENTY-FOUR ELDERS FALL DOWN BEFORE HIM who sits on the
throne and WORSHIP HIM WHO LIVES FOR EVER AND EVER: They
LAY THEIR CROWNS BEFORE THE THRONE and say:
"YOU ARE WORTHY, our Lord
and God, TO RECEIVE GLORY AND HONOR AND POWER, for you
created all things, and BY YOUR WILL THEY WERE CREATED AND
HAVE THEIR BEING." (Revelation 4:8-11).
There's TOTAL FREEDOM
in the heavenly realm.
We're NOT COERCED to
CONSTANT, VOLUNTARY, UNINTERRUPTED PRAISE in heaven.
It's not that these
elders or four living beings are obligated to praise and
worship the Father and Jesus: it's
THAT THEY CAN'T STOP.
They CAN'T HELP THEMSELVES!
They are in the
Presence of Almighty God, they
see His Face, see His glory, and praises just ERUPT
SPONTANEOUSLY out of them.
even have to try: Adoration just comes GUSHING out of
The same heavenly
scene is described in Isaiah 6:1-4 .
And THE SAME THING
that happens to these elders and cherubim HAPPENS
TO US when we THINK about our God and Savior, connect with
Him in spirit, and praise Him from the depths of our
All who feel "down",
depressed, defeated, empty, bored... who feel that life
"has no purpose and no meaning"...
All who face
All who need some
sort of "breakthrough" in their lives or finances...
Here is THE ANSWER, THE
SOLUTION TO whatever you're facing, be it some of the
above, or ALL of the above:
Take your eyes OFF
YOU, and PUT THEM ON JESUS.
DON'T THINK about how
"great" your "problem(s)" is/are.
God has NO PROBLEMS.
Think about His
Greatness, His Goodness, His Grace, His Mercy, His
Kindness, His Perfection, His Power, His
PERFECT Righteousness (which He FREELY CREDITS to ANYONE
who'll receive Him into his/her heart), His
HOLINESS, His Wisdom, His Beauty, His
unconditional, NEVER-ENDING LOVE... and ALL HIS
AND START PRAISING
HIM from the midst of your body (stomach and kidneys
I GUARANTEE, in
Jesus' Name, that it won't take but a few SECONDS, at most
A COUPLE OF MINUTES, before His praises BEGIN TO FLOW
SPONTANEOUSLY OUT OF YOU, just like they emanate from
those heavenly beings.
And if you need extra
inspiration to get started, go
to a quiet place and read one of the Psalms... like 16,
24, 68,103, or 106
NOBODY does it better
than King David.
That's why he is THE
MAN AFTER God's OWN HEART.
Humanly speaking he
wasn't perfect, but HE KNEW HOW TO PRAISE.
And Jesus lifted him
up, STILL DOES TODAY, and got him out of every mess he
Here's a great
spiritual secret, which SHOULDN'T BE A SECRET AT ALL, IT
SHOULD BE SHOUTED FROM THE ROOF TOPS:
You simply CANNOT
praise and exalt Jesus WITHOUT ELEVATING YOURSELF in
It CANNOT be done.
When we praise and adore Him
WHO LIVES IN US, we lift Him up and, in the process, LIFT
OUR OWN SPIRITS UP, and our own selves.
Praise LIFTS US UP
AND OUT OF WHATEVER
circumstances we are facing, I don't care WHAT they may
NO WEAPONS -- and NO ANSWER for - SPONTANEOUS,
ON-GOING SPIRITUAL PRAISE.
The creep is both
HELPLESS before it...
And he's also
ALLERGIC to it... (Psalms 8:2)
Praising Jesus REPELS
every evil force and satanic spiritual stronghold from
Instead of "fighting"
Satan and doing "warfare" against an enemy whom
Jesus HAS ALREADY and FOREVER CONQUERED, START PRAISING
GOD THIS WAY.
And watch every force
of darkness, including Satan himself FLEE.
Watch EVERY satanic
roadblock, every obstacle, every ENEMY VANISH right before
Praise IS THE KEY TO
VICTORY in whatever situation life has thrown your way, in
whatever circumstance you're facing.
STOP COMPLAINING AND START
The life of EVERY
born-again Christian should be FILLED with praises for
God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Not once in a while,
when we're bored and have "nothing better to do".
A DAILY BASIS.
We are to be CONTINUOUSLY FILLED
with the Spirit praising and
MAKING MELODY IN OUR HEARTS to Jesus (Ephesians 5:19).
There are TOO MANY
REASONS to praise our God and Savior. Praise Him, if
nothing else, BECAUSE HE, the Almighty Creator, BELONGS TO
If you're born-again,
Jesus BELONGS TO YOU.
All things WERE MADE
BY Him and without Him HAS NOTHING been made that was
made... (John 1:1-2)
What more could ANYONE want?
Glory to Jesus, Glory
to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit! For His mercies are
NEW each morning. Great is His faithfulness.
From eternity to
eternity He is God. There is NO GOD BESIDE HIM. There is
NO SAVIOR beside Him.
Glory to the King of
kings! For His Mercy endures forever. His Wisdom is
We adore you Jesus,
we praise you according to the riches of your glory in us.
Thank you for
choosing us and predestining us before the foundation of
the world to be your sons and heirs.
Glory to the Father,
Son and Holy Spirit!
Praise Him, universal
Praise and adore Him,
Body of Christ!
Praise Him, angels of
Praise Him, heavenly
Let EVERY THING that
has breath, PRAISE JESUS FOREVER!!!
In case you're
wondering... I'm higher than a kite right now... not
because I've smoked pot or taken some illegal substance.
It's because I'M
Not with alcohol, but
WITH THE SPIRIT.
That's what happened
to the Early Church when it was born on the Day of
Pentecost 33-34 A.D.
THE WAY the end-time Church SHOULD LEAVE this earthly
realm and be translated into the heavenly dimension:
DRUNK OUT OF OUR
MINDS in the Spirit.
In trying to describe
this heavenly euphoria with human language, the apostle
Peter finally just said it's "JOY UNSPEAKABLE
(indescribable) and FULL OF glory".
The MORE we praise Him, the
HIGHER we get.
(Pause and meditate).
HIGHER we ascend into Him, the MORE BEINGS AND THINGS will
be UNDER us, UNDER our feet.
The more DOMINION we
Hallel u Yah ! Glory
to His Name!
Love, praise and
TOTAL ADORATION TO YOU, Lord Jesus!
Let's praise Him until we
GET SO HIGH in Spirit... SO HIGH INTO JESUS... that next
thing you know is... WE'RE GONE!!!
Let's get SO CAUGHT
UP in praising Jesus that we just GET... well..."caught
SUNDAY, JUNE 29, 2014
"You say, ‘WE
WANT TO BE LIKE THE NATIONS, LIKE THE PEOPLES OF THE
WORLD, who serve wood and stone.' But what you have in
mind will never happen" (Ezekiel 20:32)
As the FIFA World Cup
begins to wind down (not a moment too soon) and I see the
UNPRECEDENTED amount of coverage it has gotten on American
media, as though soccer were
THIS NATION'S favorite sport, I couldn't help thinking
that one of the things that
is SERIOUSLY WRONG with America is WE WANT TO BE LIKE
appreciating and cultivating the qualities and mindset
that made us unique and EXCEPTIONAL, the greatest nation
on earth, especially the
Judeo-Christian principles on which this nation was
founded, we want to be "JUST LIKE the rest of the world".
And the mass media,
who is LARGELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS nonsensical attitude,
now even WANTS TO DICTATE what sports we should like.
Just like FOR YEARS
they've been shoving homosexuality down our throats, as a
"normal" and "totally acceptable" lifestyle.
You can't even watch
ONE freakin' TV show or Hollywood movie that doesn't have
a homosexual character, always portrayed as nice, normal,
ethical, and well adjusted: just "a regular" guy or gal.
If you happen to be
gay, Jesus LOVES YOU: And if
you give Him your whole heart, He'll cleanse you and SAVE
And when we're
raptured He'll give you a NEW BODY FREE
of those propensities, because that body in which you
move around IS NOT THE REAL
However, that doesn't
mean that being gay is natural or that gay people are
happy, "regular guys", as media portrays them.
I've ministered to
many gays and THEY KNOW
their feelings and behavior are NOT normal. And THEY'RE
NOT HAPPY, regardless of what some of their spoke
persons may say publicly.
O.K. Martel, I see
your point, but what's wrong with watching the World Cup?
If you REALLY HAPPEN
to like soccer, knock yourself out.
However -- and I
apologize in advance if I hurt anyone's feelings by saying
this -- I've been to many of those "other countries" where
soccer IS the NUMBER ONE sport.
Their WHOLE LIFE
revolves around that boring game. Even Islamic nations
Let me tell you what
MOST OF THOSE NATIONS have in common: MEDIOCRITY.
They've ALWAYS wanted TO BE
LIKE US: live the way we live, enjoy the blessings we
enjoy... WHY on earth would
WE want TO BE LIKE THEM?
This reminds me of
ANOTHER NATION 3,100 years ago named Israel.
They were unique.
They were SPECIAL. They were blessed, and PROTECTED by
also wanted to be "like all the OTHER nations".
So, they went to
Samuel and ASKED FOR a king (1 Samuel 8:4-19).
displeased, took it up with the Lord, and God answered:
GIVE THEM WHAT THEY WANT "...it
is not you they have rejected, but THEY
HAVE REJECTED ME AS THEIR KING" (1 Samuel 8:7).
Even when Samuel
warned them that the king would take their sons and make
them HIS servants, use them to plow the soil, make
weapons, and fight wars...and that their daughters would
become cooks, and bakers... that he would take their
grain, wine, cattle, and flocks... and that they WOULD
BECOME HIS SLAVES...
They would NOT hear
it. They were intransigent in their demand.
And they got Saul.
Not only did they
become HIS slaves, as Samuel predicted, it
wasn't too long after that that they became SLAVES to the
Assyrians, who TOOK THEM CAPTIVE and removed them from
their land to God knows where.
To this day, the
whereabouts of the 10 northern tribes are
known ONLY to the very God they rejected.
The only Good News in
all this is that, after Saul, God in His great Mercy, gave
And so it will be for
these United States.
Its unsaved population will
be "LIKE EVERYONE ELSE" during the coming tribulation.
have A STRANGE KING rule over them (Revelation 13:7).
Then God will give
them Jesus, who'll rule the earth as the Son of David,
from David's Throne in Jerusalem.
Thank God for His
Thank God that, in
the end, He gives us WHAT He
wants (which is to bless us), and
NOT what we want or deserve.
SATURDAY, JUNE 28,
Whenever a Christian
tries to convince a Jew about Jesus being the Messiah, ALL
they ever come up with, is Isaiah 53.
Don't get me wrong, that
passage obviously speaks of Jesus, and very eloquently
explains how "He was wounded
for our transgressions, bruised for our iniquities, the
chastisement of our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes
we were healed".
I have enormous love,
respect and admiration for the great prophet Isaiah.
All I'm saying is, they
already know WHAT TO EXPECT from Christians, they
know where you're coming from, and they're more than
ready to "argue" their point.
The other sad thing
is that most Christians,
even those in ministry, are so ignorant of the
Scriptures that, invariably, the
Jewish rabbi, who's studied Torah since he was 5 years
old, not to mention Talmud, Mishnah, Tosefta and other
Jewish resources, will take him to an Old Testament
scripture, quoted in the New Testament by Jesus Himself,
and ends up tripping the well-intentioned Christian.
You're never going to
out-torah a Jew, UNLESS you REALLY, REALLY, REALLY
know your Bible, and UNLESS you're
TOTALLY BEING LED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT.
The best one can hope
for, with that approach, is stalemate.
I have debated
several such Jews, one in particular. If I mentioned his
name, many would recognize him because he's a well-known
rabbi, with an international audience, and specializes in
"neutralizing" the efforts of groups, like Jews for Jesus,
to win Jews to their Messiah.
I didn't even mention Isaiah
53. I went STRAIGHT TO HEART OF THE MATTER: THE
It caught the rabbi totally
off-guard. He wasn't expecting such DIRECTNESS.
He was polite and
gave me some "prepared" answers, which I refuted
I also DIDN'T USE a
single New Testament scripture. No need. One thing I
learned from that wonderful apostle of Jesus Christ, Paul,
is you can MAKE A TOTALLY
CONVINCING CASE FOR JESUS BEING THE MESSIAH FROM THE
I was a little
surprised that the rabbi tried to put some untruths past
me. I guess he was hoping I wouldn't be well informed on
such matters as the historicity of Jesus, apart from the
We exchanged several
e-mails back and forth, THREE ROUNDS, TO BE EXACT.
Suffice it to say,
since my last (fourth) e-mail, which
was sent 5½ years ago, I haven't heard A WORD from the
I had him, and he
knew it. And I told him as much.
He had NOTHING to counter
with, weaken or diminish, THE INEXORABLE FACT OF THE
I guess you could
call it a "fourth round TKO".
To be fair, IT HELPS
ENORMOUSLY TO KNOW THE
TRUTH: TO KNOW Jesus, and to KNOW that He lives:
No "believing", no
wishin' and hopin', no wishful thinking, no
"this is what I believe because it's what MY RELIGION
Rather, it's KNOWING
THAT YOU KNOW THE TRUTH, because you know the written
Word and because you've
experienced Jesus in the innermost parts of your being.
How can you lose when
you have the ABSOLUTE
CONVICTION that YOU
Not what we WANT the Truth
to be, BUT WHAT IT ACTUALLY IS:
WHO HE IS!
Truth, as I often
say, CANNOT BE DISPROVED.
Jesus IS the Truth.
Consequently, Jesus CANNOT be disproved.
For good measure, and
to deal the final coup de gras, (when you have the
adversary on the ropes, don't EVER retreat. As
David did with Goliath, FINISH HIM OFF!) I followed up
with a few "choice" Old Testament gems like 1 Kings
Chapter 9; Daniel 9:24-27; Psalms 22 and Zechariah 13:6.
(For those who lack
discernment, I'm talking
about SPIRITUALLY "finishing off" the adversary, NOT
The enemy isn't the rabbi, or
even his misguided religion, IT'S
ALWAYS BEEN Satan, and the SEEDS OF DECEPTION he's
planted in their minds.
The overwhelming evidence of
Jesus' Resurrection, and the Word Himself, SILENCED THE
generals know that it's good military tactic to attack the
enemy, WHERE HE DOESN'T EXPECT and catch him by surprise.
We can argue ALL DAY
about whether this Scripture means this, or whether that
Scripture means that.
After all is said and
done: THE RESURRECTION is
WHAT IT ALL BOILS DOWN TO:
If Jesus didn't rise
from the dead, then He's
neither God nor Messiah.
If Jesus ROSE FROM
THE DEAD - AND HE DID -
He's Almighty God and worth
EVERYTHING you've got, including your heart.
FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2014
JOHN HUS: HERO OF THE
MOVES NO MAN to believe WHAT IS FALSE" John
"Alas, drag my poor
carcass to death, so that you cannot sin any longer
against an innocent victim!" "Leave the mercy or
punishment of my soul to Him who is a just judge and not
like you unfortunate blind ones. My
trust is in the Almighty God and in my Lord Jesus Christ,
who has redeemed me and has called me to preach His Gospel
to the last breath of life... HE WILL HAND ME THIS CUP
TODAY, OUT OF WHICH I SHALL
DRINK BLISS AND MY SALVATION IN ETERNITY. HIS BLESSED NAME
BE PRAISED BY ALL!" John Hus
"Lord Jesus, it is for thee
that I patiently endure this cruel death. I pray thee TO
HAVE MERCY ON MY ENEMIES." John Hus (1369-1415)
Jan Hus was a Czech
priest, and Master at Charles University in Prague, who
also preceded Luther as a reformer.
He was a key
contributor to what became known as Protestantism.
He is known to us by
the anglicized version of his name, John Hus.
Hus was greatly
influenced by John Wycliffe and his teachings mirrored, in
large part, those of his predecessor.
He would pay A MUCH
HIGHER PRICE for them: MARTYRDOM.
Jan Hus's life and
teachings, in turn, would
greatly influence Martin Luther, the leader of the
Hus tried to reform the
church (actually, THE RELIGION that called itself "the
church") by delineating the
moral failings of clergy, bishops, and the papacy, from
Zajíc tolerated this, and even appointed Hus as preacher
to the clergy's biennial synod, UNTIL the Pope chose to
Pope Innocent VII
(who was "innocent" ONLY IN NAME) ordered the Archbishop
to "counter Wycliffe's heretical teachings".
Having little choice
on the matter, the archbishop complied by issuing a decree
against Wycliffe, as well as FORBIDDING ANY FURTHER
ATTACKS ON THE CLERGY.
Since greed and lust
for power seldom go on vacation, in
1408 there was division in Catholic ranks caused by the
Western Schism, in which Gregory XII in Rome and Benedict
XIII in Avignon BOTH CLAIMED THE PAPACY.
In 1409, the Council
of Pisa tried to end the
schism by electing Alexander V as Pope.
Gregory nor Benedict would renounce their claims to the
papacy,Alexander would eventually be declared "antipope"
by the Council of Constance in 1418.
On December 20, 1409
Alexander V issued a papal bull (it was "bull", alright) demanding
that all copies of Wycliffe's writings be burned and that
his doctrines be repudiated.
He also BANNED FREE
Hus appealed to
Alexander V, but his appeal was rejected. Alexander
(appropriately named after the Antichrist) then
PROCEEDED TO EXCOMMUNICATE John Hus and his followers,
known as Hussites.
Like other reformers Hus
decried THE CORRUPTION IN RELIGIOUS HIERARCHY, THE SALE OF
INDULGENCES, and the infamous Crusades saying that "no
Pope or bishop HAD THE RIGHT TO TAKE UP THE SWORD in
the name of the Church".
Like Jesus, he taught
that, RATHER, the Pope or
ANY bishop should "PRAY FOR HIS ENEMIES AND BLESS THOSE
THAT CURSE HIM" (Matthew 5:44) and that "man OBTAINS
FORGIVENESS OF SINS BY TRUE
REPENTANCE, NOT BY MONEY".
Hus was subsequently
and FALSELY accused of "heresy" and lured to the Council
of Constance WITH A FALSE PROMISE of "safe conduct".
When he reached the
Council HE WAS IMMEDIATELY
IMPRISONED, TRIED, CONDEMNED AND BURNED AT THE STAKE on
July 6, 1415, for his faith in Jesus Christ.
horrified the people of Bohemia galvanizing them even more
rapidly against Papal teachings.
Pope Martin V
countered by issuing ANOTHER
Papal bull (more "bull" from organized religion, who
would have thought?) that
ALL REFORMERS like Hus and Wycliffe, and all their
followers, BE SLAUGHTERED.
WHATEVER your denominational
persuasion, or lack thereof, IT'S
UTTERLY REVOLTING THAT THESE HORRENDOUS AND DESPOTIC
ACTS TOOK PLACE (SUPPOSEDLY)
"in the Name of Christ", the Prince of Peace.
Or that they were ORDERED
BY His supposed "vicar" on earth.
DID. It's a matter OF RECORD.
The Crusaders LOST
ALL THREE of the infamous "Crusades" that followed.
A century later, as
much as NINETY PERCENT of the Czech Crown lands still
followed Hussite teachings. Glory to Jesus!
Despite Rome's opposition,
Hus' teachings profoundly influenced all of Europe,
including Martin Luther himself, culminating eventually on
the much needed Reformation.
In 1999, nearly SIX
CENTURIES LATER, Pope John Paul II expressed "deep regret
for the cruel death inflicted" on Hus.
Although "late", and
certainly better than
"never", if the phrase "TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE" was ever
apropos, THAT WAS IT.
John Paul II,
however, could have stated that Hus was NO HERETIC, but a
true Christian, and that he spoke Truth.
He SAID NOTHING about
Hus' UNJUST "excommunication" or about HOW CORRECT AND
BIBLICALLY ACCURATE His teachings were.
Today we have a
statue of Jan Hus at the Union Cemetery in Bohemia, New
York (on Long Island) erected by Czech immigrants to the
New York area in 1893.
There are two
churches in New York City, one in Brooklyn (153 Ocean
Avenue), and another in Manhattan (351 East 74th Street),
named for Hus: respectively the John Hus Moravian Church,
the Jan Hus Presbyterian Church with its adjacent Jan Hus
Hus is also honored with a
feast day on July 6 in the Unitas Fratrum or
Moravian Church, which claims Hus as a spiritual
In the Czech
Republic, Jan Hus Day (Den
upálení mistra Jana Husa) is observed on
July 6, the anniversary of his martyrdom, as a public
In the United States
Hus is honored with a feast day on the liturgical calendar
of the Episcopal Church (USA) as well as in the Calendar
of Saints of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Not only is he viewed
as a hero in his native Czechoslovakia, but in Europe and
even in the U.S.
More importantly, John
Hus is A GREAT CHAMPION OF THE TRUE Christian FAITH.
John Hus is both, a
role model and HERO to EVERY true Christian, who owe him a
great debt of gratitude.
If you get nothing else from
this message, please GET THIS:
It TOOK brave men like Hus,
and women, too, WILLING TO PAY THE ULTIMATE PRICE, to get
the Gospel to you.
What RELIGION and RELIGIOUS
DESPOTS tried to eradicate, Jesus HAS MARVELOUSLY
His Truth is marching
THURSDAY, JUNE 26,
NO ONE COULD SHUT
THEM UP !
When I see HOW
RELUCTANT most American Christians are to share Jesus,
makes me want to puke.
They ARE NOT
EMBARRASSED to talk about some satanic movie or video
game, or about Kim's or Lindsay's latest sexcapade, but
THEY ARE ASHAMED to talk about Jesus.
NOBODY is threatening
NO ONE is persecuting
And yet these
religious WIMPS are AFRAID that someone will mock their
faith or laugh at them.
That's what it ALL boils
They can't take a
little ridicule, if need be, FOR THEIR GOD, who was
willing TO DIE the most gruesome and excruciating death IN
ORDER TO SAVE THEM.
Good thing JESUS
WASN'T LIKE that: He hung BUCK NAKED on the cross in front
of everyone and took vicious, unimaginable mockery, coarse
insults, and ridicule for OUR sakes.
Good thing, the Early
Church WASN'T like that.
Had they been like
some of the weaklings reading this, THE
CHRISTIAN FAITH would have become extinct.
There would be NO
SAVED PEOPLE today.
would have NO ONE TO RAPTURE.
Himself is MORE THAN ENOUGH reward for anyone, God must
have some SPECIAL RECOGNITION in Himself, for
those BRAVE men and women of the first, second and third
centuries, who COULDN'T STOP TALKING about Jesus.
Even when being under
CONSTANT THREAT from both Roman and Jewish authorities.
Even when VICIOUSLY
and relentlessly persecuted.
Even when their LIVES
and those of their loved ones were IN DANGER...
Even when faced with
the grim prospect of torture, rape, being sold into
slavery, crucified, starved to death, burned alive, or
torn apart by wild beasts in the infamous Roman Coliseum.
(I can't wait for
that HORRENDOUS landmark to be wiped off the map).
NO THREAT and no
amount of persecution, COULD KEEP THEM FROM SHARING
NOTHING AND NO ONE COULD
SHUT THEM UP!!!
But today's COWARDS,
whom NO ONE is persecuting or threatening, are
TOO AFRAID of others' "disapproval", "rejection", and of
"not being popular".
If Paul felt
compelled to tell first
century Christians to MAN UP (1 Corinthians 16:13), I
can't even imagine what he would do or say to this timid,
It's NOT being "rejected' or
becoming UNPOPULAR that some of you should be ASHAMED
But rather OF BEING COMPARED
TO those first heroic Christians...
The Early Church
GOBBLED UP the mightiest and MOST FEARED military machine
in history with the Message of Jesus.
They did it WITHOUT
WAR, swords, spears, or conventional weapons of any sort:
They did it
PEACEFULLY by the sheer power of God's HOLY Spirit, God's
Word, and Jesus'
UNMATCHED Message of FREE FORGIVENESS AND SALVATION to
everyone who receives Him, into his/her heart.
And they did it in
THE MOST MENACING ENVIRONMENT imaginable.
I'm SO GRATEFUL and
proud of THAT GENERATION of
I want to personally
meet and thank each and every one of them in the Kingdom
Those were REAL
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25,
THE "FAKE" RAPTURE
Just when I thought
stupid religionists COULDN'T POSSIBLY invent MORE
LUDICROUS CRAP, they decided to OUTDO themselves with
their galloping stupidity.
We've been hearing
about the so-called "fake rapture" for several years, and
of course decided TO IGNORE IT as it is just TOO
STUPID for anyone but a few religious loons to take
However, we're now
hearing from those loons on
a regular basis.
I googled the term
recently, just out of curiosity, and found over
121,000 blogs and websites that deal with that topic and
60,000 plus YouTube videos.
And you wonder WHY
Jesus warned, even His disciples, about THE MASSIVE
RELIGIOUS DECEPTION that would take place, presumably
in His Name, by people who
say that "Jesus IS the Christ", just prior to His
appearing? (Matthew 24:4)
HOW can ANYONE pass
himself or herself off as "Christian" and disseminate
THIS UNBIBLICAL MANURE?
There isn't ONE verse, from
Genesis to Revelation that talks about a "fake" Rapture.
But that doesn't stop
these imbeciles from presenting their moronic theory as
"fact" or as "biblical".
They got everyone
from NASA to aliens, to the Illuminati, to Barney the
Dinosaur, involved in some "BLUE BEAM" fantasy about
staging a "fake rapture" to confuse REAL believers.
This just PROVES HOW
DESPERATE post-tribbers are to gain support for their
false doctrine, that they have to resort to some
wacko, "beam me up" Star Trek theory.
Of course, when we
ask these nitwits to produce VERIFIABLE EVIDENCE that
NASA, or aliens, or the Illuminati are involved in so
nefarious a project -- which
would require them to possess SUPERNATURAL POWERS
COMPARABLE to God's -- they CAN'T.
Likewise, when we ask
them for scientific credentials to PROVE their expertise
as to what can and cannot be done with laser technology, they
are equally incapable.
It's always "I
heard", or "I read" or "I spoke" to some expert.
Fine. Give us THE
EXPERT'S NAME so we can contact
him and verify if he's
retards, with nothing better to do, have seen too many
sci-fi movies and equate the Rapture with science fiction.
But they won't be able to
call on Gene Roddenberry or Steven Spielberg when they
face Antichrist since, IF THEY ARE STILL ALIVE, they'll
be too busy running and hiding to save their behinds...
not to mention THEIR STUPID HEADS.
They are the ones WHO
WILL WET THEMSELVES, when THE VERY REAL Rapture happens,
and THE VERY REAL Jesus appears, and
starts sending judgment upon judgment ON THEM and the rest
of the LIARS who'll remain on this planet.
Besides being woeful
ignoramuses, THESE PEOPLE
ARE LIARS who ADD and SUBTRACT from God's Word ON
PURPOSE, to suit their fear-filled agenda.
They SERVE SATAN, THE FATHER
OF LIES (John 8:44).
They are FEAR MONGERS
who SERVE the spirit of fear, who
is a manifestation of Satan himself (2
Are you saying I
CAN'T be saved if I'm post trib?
No. Although you're
WRONG on eschatology, you CAN BE post-trib and be saved.
CANNOT INTENTIONALLY ADD and SUBTRACT from God's Word with
"For I testify to
every man that hears the words of the prophecy of this
book, IF ANY MAN SHALL ADD
UNTO THESE THINGS, GOD SHALL ADD UNTO HIM THE PLAGUES THAT
ARE WRITTEN IN THIS BOOK:
ANY MAN SHALL TAKE AWAY from the words of the book of this
SHALL TAKE AWAY HIS PART OUT OF THE BOOK OF LIFE, AND OUT
OF THE HOLY CITY, and
from the things which are written in this book".
Unless you think that
Jesus ISSUED STERN WARNINGS like these in Proverbs 30:6
and Revelation 22:18-19 because He "couldn't think of
anything else to say".
It's one thing to
spread lies like this "in the Name of Christ" OUT
SHEER IGNORANCE, it's another to do so WITH
MALICE AND FORETHOUGHT:
Even Paul, the
greatest preacher of God's Grace this world has ever
heard, felt compelled to warn "it
is A FEARFUL THING to fall into the hands of the
Living God" (Hebrews 10:31).
Unless they repent,
STOP SPREADING UNBIBLICAL LIES, fall on their faces, beg
God's forgiveness, and TRULY RECEIVE CHRIST INTO THEIR
HEARTS, they and their "fake
blue beam rapture" will spend eternity in the BLAZING,
RED-HOT lake of fire along with their illegitimate father.
TUESDAY, JUNE 24,
WHEAT AND TARES
Is the Parable of the
Wheat and Tares in Matthew 13:24-43 PROOF of a post
The words "catching
up", "catching away", or "departure" are
NOWHERE found in the text.
that Matthew 24:30 "proves" a post trib rapture:
"Let both grow
together UNTIL THE HARVEST: and in the time of harvest I
will say to the reapers, Gather together FIRST THE TARES,
and bind them in bundles TO BURN THEM: but gather the
wheat into my storehouse".
argument is that because this parable says to "gather
together the TARES FIRST and burn them", and that the
wheat or grain gets put into God's storehouse AFTER the
tares are collected and burnt, this "proves" that the
Rapture is post-trib.
"proves" that God JUDGES THE WICKED FIRST, then raptures
and gathers the "children of the kingdom" into His
Can someone please
show me WHERE it says in
that entire passage that the "children of the Kingdom" are
CAUGHT UP to meet Jesus IN THE AIR, which is what
happens at the Rapture? (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17)
It DOESN'T say
Why? Because this
is NOT TALKING ABOUT the Rapture.
Jesus says very
clearly in Matthew 13:38 that:
"THE HARVEST is THE
END OF THE WORLD" or "end of this age".
And again in verse
40: "so shall it be in THE
END OF THIS WORLD" (or end of this age).
This is what happens
AT THE END of the tribulation:
When a NEW AGE of
peace and righteous rule BEGINS with
Jesus and His Church reigning supreme:
The wicked (tares)
are cast into the lake of fire.
The "good seed", as
they're called in THIS parable, are ushered into Jesus'
In fact, Jesus calls
them "the children OF THE KINGDOM" in Matthew 13:38.
And Matthew 13:41
COULDN'T BE CLEARER: His angels will "gather OUT
OF HIS KINGDOM all things that offend, and them which do
Which part of "OUT
OF HIS KINGDOM" don't these fools understand?
Jesus explains for
THE THIRD TIME, which time period He is addressing:
"Then shall THE
RIGHTEOUS shine forth as the sun IN
THE KINGDOM of their Father" (Matthew 13:43)
You have three
groups: tares that
get burnt (the wicked), sons
of the kingdom that are godly tribulation survivors ushered
into Christ's earthly Kingdom to populate the earth during
the Millennium, and you have THE RIGHTEOUS (those who were
raptured 3½ years earlier) SHINING FORTH AS THE SUN in the
Kingdom of THEIR FATHER.
There's NO RAPTURE
(catching away) OF ANYONE in these verses.
Therefore, they have
ZERO to do with the Rapture.
Consequently, they DON'T
"prove" a post-trib Rapture.
All they "prove" is
HOW DESPERATE post tribbers are to find ANY LOOPHOLE in
the Bible to support their FALSE teaching.
Better luck next time.
MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014
SPIRIT OF FEAR
"...God has NOT
given us the SPIRIT OF FEAR, but [the Spirit of] POWER,
LOVE and of a sound mind" (2 Timothy 1:7).
(Jesus) CASTS OUT fear" (1 John 4:18)
Fear is NOT a thing.
Fear is A SPIRIT.
This evil spirit, WHO
IS a manifestation of SATAN HIMSELF, has been very busy
since the Garden of Eden.
He has produced an
ever-growing list of phobias (FEARS) that range in
number (depending on which expert you believe) from 179 to
553 (from Ablutophobia, fear of bathing, to Philophobia,
fear of love, to Xenophobia, fear of aliens or
Let me add a few more
names to the list: anxiety, nervousness, insecurity,
shyness, timidity, shame, embarrassment.
All of these are
FORMS OF FEAR.
If you have followed
this ministry for any length of time, you know I'm NOT one
of those Christians who see demons or evil spirits behind
If anything, I've
often gotten on other Christians' cases over their
tendency to "blame Satan" o demons for nearly EVERYTHING,
instead of taking PERSONAL responsibility.
There is, however, a
spirit of fear, and THIS
SPIRIT is the agent Satan uses to unleash ALL MANNER OF
EVIL on unsuspecting mankind.
He used it in the
Garden to scare Eve into
FEARING that God was withholding something desirable from
her, when in reality, He'd created her in His own Image, as
He did Adam (Genesis 3:4-6).
After they both ate
the forbidden fruit, and the glory they were once crowned
with left them, this EVIL
spirit immediately exposed their nakedness and
That, in turn, caused
them to be AFRAID of God, the ONLY ONE who could SAVE and
Sure enough, both
male and female, were AFRAID
and HID among the trees (Genesis 3:10).
They WERE also
ASHAMED of their bodies and of their nakedness and covered
themselves with fig leaves (Genesis 3:7).
Instead of running TO
God in repentance, they ran FROM Him, as far as they
There are men and
women running SCARED , trying in vain to HIDE from God, or
just pretend that He's not there (that He DOESN'T EXIST) to
this very day.
...Because they are
TERRIFIED to face Him.
ALL the evil in the world...
-- ALL OF IT -- is wrought by fear.
depression, suffering, tyranny, hunger, poverty, greed,
murder, theft, hate, adultery, fornication, lying,
TERRORISM, injustice, violence, betrayal, all forms of
abuse, addiction, failure, heartbreak, sickness, death,
etc. are ALL the result of
When you peel the
layers off ANY of it, you'll
find fear is the underlying cause.
The oldest book in
the Bible, says it so clearly "the
thing that I greatly FEARED has come upon me" (Job
If the spirit of fear
has been operating in your life - and he's been operating
in most people's lives whether they realize it or not -
CAST HIM OUT.
By the Spirit of God, the
Name of Jesus, and the Blood of Jesus (Matthew 12:28;
Mark 16:17; Revelation 12:11):
Christians have authority to
cast him, and every evil spirit, OUT (Luke 10:19;
Do a thorough
cleansing of your life, mind, memories, emotional
attachments (present and former), ancestral ties,
atmosphere and DNA.
The cells in our
bodies have memory, and are able to "recall" and MANIFEST
experiences (both positive and negative). They
can "recall" past fear AS IF it were happening at this
Expel ALL forms of
fear from your DNA.
Then KEEP FEAR OUT by
abiding (STAYING IN CONTACT
WITH) Perfect Love (Jesus Himself) who
is INSIDE YOU and One with your born-again Spirit (1
John 4:18; 1 Corinthians 6:17):
If you catch ANY fear
trying to creep back into your heart and life, REJECT
IT immediately and use the antidote which is the Love
(Righteousness) of God, which has been "shed abroad in
our hearts by His Holy Spirit" (Romans 5:5).
If you suffer from
depression and/or panic (FEAR) attacks, don't just sit
around moping or staring at the wall as I did many years
Inactivity is your worst
enemy. Be proactive. Exercise, walk, get things
organized, GET YOUR LIFE IN ORDER.
Disorder and chaos breed
Work on that project
you never had time to do/finish before. If you can't think
of anything else, take up a hobby.
Flush your mind of negative
When Satan (fear)
puts negative thoughts there, REJECT
THEM and THINK (meditate on) the Word of God.
When WE CUT FEAR OFF,
WE CUT SATAN OFF.
WE CUT FEAR OFF, WE CUT SATAN OFF.
The spirit of fear is
You have to BE AS
RUTHLESS WITH HIM, as he has been with you.
Don't give him "the
time of day". Don't give him room. Don't even let him
ANYWHERE NEAR you or your life.
"defense" and start taking
the OFFENSIVE, in Jesus' Name.
WON the victory over fear, and over Satan himself.
It's up to us to
either accept fear or, in
His Name, EXPEL it... ONCE AND FOR ALL.
SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2014
GOG AND MAGOG
The battle of Gog and
Magog is mentioned ONLY TWICE in the Bible: Ezekiel
chapters 38 and 39, and Revelation 20:7-10.
These are some of the
most grossly misrepresented passages in Scripture.
The three prevailing
views in the prophecy establishment are:
1. That it's
concurrent with the tribulation, because of the 7 years
mentioned in Ezekiel 39:9.
2. That it takes
place in the "middle of" the tribulation.
3. That it takes
place at THE END OF the tribulation.
ALL THREE VIEWS ARE
This battle, as
clearly stated in Revelation 20:7-10, takes place AT THE
END OF the Millennium.
And the tribulation,
ACCORDING TO JESUS, lasts 3½
years, NOT 7 (Daniel 12:7).
Those who claim these
are TWO DIFFERENT battles of Gog and Magog, DON'T KNOW
If they KNEW, they
1. Ezekiel 39:4-6, 11
clearly indicate that the multitude that invades Israel is
If they are
COMPLETELY DESTROYED in the "first" Gog and Magog battle
(IN OUR TIME), how could
they possibly STILL EXIST and INVADE ISRAEL AGAIN in the
alleged "second" Gog and Magog battle, AFTER the
2. The setting for
both passages is the Millennium: Ezekiel 38:11 (God
speaking) says that Gog will have an evil thought:
"And you shall say, I
will go up to the land of UNWALLED
VILLAGES; I will go to
them that are AT REST, that DWELL SAFELY, all of them
dwelling WITHOUT WALLS, and
having NEITHER BARS NOR GATES".
ABSOLUTE, TOTAL SECURITY. Can
anyone in their right mind EVEN REMOTELY apply such
statement to the modern State of Israel?
When there are
numerous walls and fences that they've erected to curtail
Can anyone say they
are "at rest" when they live under CONSTANT THREAT from
Hezbollah in the North and Hamas in the South, not to
mention Iran's stated desire to "wipe them off the map"?
When its citizens are often
assaulted, stabbed, murdered, stoned, abducted, and when
rockets are fired against them almost daily?
ALONE, would convince any logical person that this war
COULDN'T POSSIBLY take place in our time.
The ONLY TIME when
Israel will enjoy such complete security is DURING THE
MILLENNIUM, when Jesus
Himself, will rule from Jerusalem, and be THEIR ULTIMATE
3. Ezekiel 38:4,15
clearly describe an army RIDING HORSES.
If this war took
place in our time, wouldn't they use tanks, planes, ships,
missiles, drones, helicopters, etc.?
4. Ezekiel 38:4, 5
and 39:9 are VERY EXPLICIT about THE TYPES OF WEAPONS the
invaders will use: bucklers, shields, helmets, swords,
bows, arrows, clubs and spears.
If this war took
place in our time, WHY IN THE WORLD WOULD THE INVADERS
USE SUCH PRIMITIVE WEAPONS?
Especially in light
of the ENORMOUS, state of the art, military prowess that
Russia presently possesses?
It makes NO SENSE
5. At the end of the
Millennium, on the other hand, it makes TOTAL SENSE, since
we know that during that wonderful era, with Jesus ruling
the earth, "He will judge between the nations and will
settle disputes for many peoples. They
will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears
into pruning hooks. NATION WILL NOT TAKE UP SWORD
AGAINST NATION, NOR WILL
THEY TRAIN FOR WAR ANYMORE" (Isaiah 2:4).
modern weapons will be recycled and disposed of during the
Millennium. Hence, at the end thereof, since there are
no more weapon factories in existence, and since Satan is
given only "a little time" (Revelation 20:3), they
HAVE TO resort to primitive weapons, built from scratch, as
those explicitly described by Ezekiel.
6. As for those who
would claim these weapons are "merely symbolic", if they
were, the Holy Spirit would have simply said "swords" or
"swords and spears" or "weapons", and NOT GIVEN SUCH VERY
DETAILED description as "bucklers, shields, helmets,
swords, bows, arrows, clubs and spears".
7. Furthermore, the
participants are the same, the location of the battle is
the same, and the outcome is the same.
8. Both accounts end
with the TOTAL ANNIHILATION of the invaders.
9. Both accounts
explicitly say that their demise is caused by FIRE COMING
DOWN FROM HEAVEN AND DEVOURING THEM (Ezekiel 38:22; 39:6;
10. Well, what about
the "7 years" mentioned in Ezekiel 39:9, during which
Israelites will burn their weapons?
The Millennium is
sandwiched in between TWO 7-year periods: one just prior,
which we are in RIGHT NOW, that
consists of the birth pangs and tribulation, and
another AT THE END THEREOF, during
which this burning of weapons and the White Throne
Judgment both take place (Revelation 20:11-15).
11. The VERY FACT
that they can use such weapons FOR FUEL and can burn
them without injuring themselves, SHOULD BE A TIP-OFF
as to the type of PRIMITIVE weapons they'll use, and
in what prophetic era this will take place.
Modern weapons CAN'T
BE USED for fuel as they would explode and kill anyone
in their right mind, would think that the Israelites, who
will be hiding during the tribulation, would use captured
weapons for fuel? Not only would they injure
themselves, THEY'D MAKE IT SUPER-EASY FOR THE ANTICHRIST
TO FIND THEM AND DESTROY THEM.
There's NO EVIDENCE
ANYWHERE that these are "two different battles" of Gog and
Magog. All the biblical
evidence points to ONLY ONE War of Gog and Magog, at the
end of the Millennium.
It will be THE
FINAL WAR for ALL time.
SATURDAY, JUNE 21,
JUST ANOTHER RELIGION
The Christian Message
is UNLIKE ANY OTHER.
The Gospel or Good
News of Salvation through
Jesus Christ, through the sheer Grace of God, by simply
TRUSTING what Jesus did to save us, HAS NO EQUAL
(Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5).
No other message is
No religion can offer
what THE TRUE Christian faith offers:
ABSOLUTE GUARANTEE of
ETERNAL Salvation (Hebrews
10:14; John 3:16).
And yet there are
millions of so called "Christians" who are UNHAPPY with
They and their
religious leaders feel that the
Gospel ISN'T GOOD ENOUGH.
They think that what
Jesus did in order to save us ISN'T SUFFICIENT.
Therefore, they MADE
REVISIONS to the true Gospel, all of them resulting in
FALSE DOCTRINE, and some form of religious legalism.
By making Jesus
ALONE, by Grace ALONE, through FAITH (trust) ALONE
INSUFFICIENT to save, they turn Christianity into
"just another religion".
By offering UNCERTAINTY
of Salvation instead of FULL ASSURANCE, they make the
INCOMPARABLE message of Christianity COMPARABLE TO any
world class religion.
IF we CANNOT be
certain of Salvation, IF Jesus ISN'T sufficient to save,
IF His death and Resurrection DIDN'T get the job done, IF
He cannot guarantee NEVER ENDING Salvation, IF we must ADD
our own "righteousness" to what He did, HOW
EXACTLY IS THAT DIFFERENT from traditional Judaism, Islam,
The differences are
characters serving up the same basic teaching.
If Jesus NEEDS "OUR
HELP" in order to save us, what
kind of "Savior" does that make Him?
second-rate one, AT BEST.
WHY would a traditional
Jew, Muslim, Hindu or Buddhist feel
compelled to abandon their false religion and turn to
Christ, when THEY ALREADY HAVE SOMETHING VERY SIMILAR?
Since Satan CAN'T
COMPETE with the true Gospel, he was forced to come up
with a clever and different strategy:
MUDDLE its message.
into thinking that God needs
"their help" in order to save them.
perfect, complete Work of Redemption on the cross
INSUFFICIENT by ADDING WORKS, and thus
ROB Christianity of its clear, and infinite SUPERIORITY (John
When we preach such
FALSE "gospel", THEN
Satan CAN compete and
offer lost souls in need of Salvation, a veritable buffet
of SIMILAR religious "alternatives":
Buddhism, TM, New
Age, Hinduism, Islam, Cabala, Mormonism, and other "isms".
Just goes to show
what a devious, cunning liar Satan is.
And HOW DUMB some
If our God IS God, HOW can
He NOT be able to COMPLETELY SAVE US?
Have you bought into
THE SATANIC LIE that Jesus ALONE is INSUFFICIENT TO SAVE?
Has the devil tricked
you into thinking that there's
ANY righteousness APART FROM Jesus Himself?
You need to repent,
receive Christ into your heart and TRUST HIM COMPLETELY.
Otherwise you might
as well become Muslim or Buddhist:
AS LOST AS THEY.
FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 2014
The identity of the
Antichrist has always been a highly controversial subject.
I can certainly
understand why Christians would want to know. There was a
time when I wanted to know.
However, it's one
thing to EARNESTLY seek Truth, without
preconceived agendas or favoritism, and be prepared to
accept it, NO MATTER WHAT IT MIGHT BE.
It's quite another to
ALREADY HAVE a favored candidate, to WANT that person to
be the Antichrist, then TRY TO ADAPT the Bible to that
The first approach is
HONEST, the second DISHONEST.
God will honor the
first. God WILL DISHONOR the
God KNOWS OUR HEARTS.
People can fool themselves, but THEY CAN'T FOOL HIM.
God WILL NOT adapt His Word
to our wishes, it's the other way around: our wishes MUST
adapt to His Word.
I remember several
very nasty and critical emails we received from DISHONEST
Kristians WHO WOULD ON
PURPOSE IGNORE all the biblical evidence presented and WHO
DESPERATELY wanted Antichrist to be Javier Solana (too
bad, he hasn't served in the EU since 2009) or
King Juan Carlos, who just abdicated Spain's throne in
favor of his son.
So much for both
those stupid theories: And, yes, THEY
ARE UNBIBLICAL and STUPID.
We still get angry
emails from those who
rabidly WANT Antichrist to be the President (no drama
Obama), or Prince Charles (oh, yeah, he looks terrifying),
or Prince William, Prince Harry, the Pope, or even (in the
case of one particular idiot) Louis Farrakhan, or (in the
case of another idiot) Jordan's King Abdullah.
invariably accuse us of "needing to read the Bible", yet they're
the ones who NEVER OFFER A SINGLE VERSE OF SCRIPTURE to
prove the Antichrist is their candidate of choice.
For the record, I
quote the Bible in Seed
of Satan, VERBATIM
and IN CONTEXT, 237 TIMES.
a Bible addict: telling me to "read the Bible" is like
telling Lady Gaga to wear weird outfits.
The Bible UNEQUIVOCALLY
says the Antichrist will be Alexander the Great, whom
Satan will be allowed to raise from the dead, soon after
the tribulation begins (Daniel 7:6; Revelation 13:2;
Revelation 11:7; 17:8).
However, for those
who have a "preferred candidate", here's
the BIBLICAL CRITERIA Antichrist, whoever he may be, MUST
FULFILL in its ENTIRETY.
If the candidate FAILS
EVEN ONE of these BIBLICAL requirements, he
CANNOT be the Antichrist.
God SAID this person
1. Be the serpent's
seed [Genesis 3:15, 2 Thessalonians 2:3].
of his ancestors must be polytheistic [Daniel 11:37].
3. His kingdom will be "partly strong, and partly broken"
4. His kingdom will be "mingled with the
seed of men, but shall not cleave to one another" even as
iron and clay don't mix [Daniel 2:43].
5. He must have
a mouth that "speaks very great things" [Daniel 7:20].
6. He must be a king [Daniel 7:24; Revelation 17:10-12].
7. Must be a king of fierce countenance [Daniel 8:23].
8. Must come from the Greek Empire [Daniel 8:8,9].
Must come from within the territory of the former Roman
Empire [Daniel 7:23-27].
10. He will magnify himself,
even to the army of heaven [Daniel 8:11,25; 11:26].
Must be a military genius [Revelation 13:4].
be a man [Revelation 13:18]
13. Must believe himself to
be God [Daniel 11:36-38; 2 Thessalonians 2:4].
be someone who already lived, is not presently on earth,
and rises from the dead during the tribulation [Revelation
15. Must be one of the "seven kings"
mentioned in Revelation 17:10, but also an "eighth king".
16. Must be "like a leopard" [Revelation 13:2].
There's ONLY ONE
individual in history who fulfills each and every one of
these requirements COMPLETELY and EFFORTLESSLY: former
King of the Greek Empire and future Antichrist, Alex the
I hate to disappoint
those who desperately want him to be President Obama, but
he fails #1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 14, 15 and 16. NO
WAY can he be Obama.
Prince Charles fails
#1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11,13,14,15 and 16.
NO WAY can he be Charles.
Besides, Cowmilla'd never allow it.
Same goes for Princes
William and Harry.
Former King Juan
Carlos fails #1-5, 7, 8, 11, 13-16. NO
WAY can he be Juan Carlos.
Newly crowned King
Felipe VI of Spain fails #1, 5, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15 and
16. NO WAY can he be Felipe.
Javier Solana fails
#1-8, 10, 11, 13-16. NO WAY
can he be Mr. Solana.
Pope Francis fails
#1, 4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15 and 16. NO
WAY can he be this Pope, or ANY OTHER Pope.
Farrakhan fails ALL
the requirements except #2 and #12. NO
WAY can he be Louis Farrakhan.
Abdullah fails #1, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, and 16. NO
WAY can he be Abdullah.
If you have problems
with these requirements, take
it up with God. They weren't my idea.
He wrote them.
If you want to
CONTRADICT GOD, if you add
or subtract from His Word ON PURPOSE (Proverbs 30:6;
Revelation 22:18-19), He
will hold you accountable, WHOEVER you are.
THURSDAY, JUNE 19,
Having faith in Jesus
means HAVING TOTAL CONFIDENCE that what He did in order to
save us is ETERNALLY
SUFFICIENT to secure our ETERNAL SALVATION.
TOTAL CONFIDENCE that
His shed Blood, death, burial, Resurrection and Ascension
GOT THE JOB DONE - once and
Jesus is God and He
requires NO HELP from you, me, religion, OR
ANYONE or ANYTHING ELSE in order to save us.
ALL He needs is YOUR
ALL He needs is YOUR
CHOICE to receive Him into the innermost parts of your
being as only God and Savior, and YOUR CHOICE to TRUST HIM
But WHAT ABOUT MY
WHAT about them?
Haven't you heard?
Jesus TOOK AWAY every single
one of them! (John 1:29; 1 John 3:5)
But, you don't
understand, I've committed ______ sin THOUSANDS OF TIMES.
Yes, and Jesus PAID FOR
all FIFTY THOUSAND OF THEM by His Sacrifice at Golgotha.
He TOOK ALL
ONE MILLION of your sins AWAY! (Psalm 103:12; Hebrews
9:12,26; Hebrews 10:14)
But, HOW is that
You're right: It
would be impossible for just
a human to accomplish something so wonderful.
But Jesus is
NOT JUST human, He is ALSO God.
With God ALL
THINGS are possible (Mark 10:27).
God (Jesus) took your
sins and mine upon Himself, KILLED SIN, DESTROYED ORIGINAL
SIN PLUS ALL YOUR SINS AND MINE FOREVER, and
IS NO LONGER COUNTING sins against us BECAUSE THEY'VE
ALREADY BEEN PAID FOR... (Romans 8:2-3; 1 Corinthians
God's not about to
"charge us" AGAIN for sins that
HE HIMSELF already PAID FOR.
THAT'S been Jesus'
Message all along.
THAT'S been His
Message for the past 2,000
Glory to His Name!
SOOOOOOOOO GOOOOOOOD ABOUT IT!
That's why His
Message is called "THE Good
Ain't no BETTER NEWS
ANYWHERE than THAT.
Do you sin?
I do. I'm not proud
of it, and DON'T WANT TO, but do.
ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
Don't go to Jesus, RUN
He's THE ONLY ONE who
can remove EVERY LAST ONE of your sins ---- FOREVER!
NO ONE else has ever made
NO ONE else CAN MAKE
NO ONE ELSE IS God Almighty.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18,
ONE WORLD RELIGION
WILL false RELIGIONS
UNITE into one?
One of the myths that
the prophecy establishment has consistently fomented is
that "ALL FALSE RELIGIONS will unite into one" during the
"One world religion"
is only true to the extent that, during the 3½ year
tribulation EVERYONE will be FORCED to worship Satan and
the Antichrist, under penalty of death [Revelation
Except those who turn
to Christ during that calamitous time, either willingly or
BY FORCE, EVERYONE on earth will be a Satan and Antichrist
worshiper (Revelation 13:4-8).
Many who get saved
and refuse to worship them will die for their faith, and
those who manage to survive will undergo EXTREME hardship
CULTS like Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses and "Christian"
Science will either worship Satan (they already do), or
will have to GET SAVED (born again) by REALLY TURNING TO
THE ONE TRUE GOD, JESUS CHRIST with ALL their hearts.
That they will get
Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and New Agers to unite and form
a single religion is
There's no inkling of
that ANYWHERE in the Scriptures.
That the false
prophet will unite ALL religions into A SINGLE ONE is also
false and UNSCRIPTURAL.
C'mon, you can't even
get SAVED people to unite, and you're gonna get THE
UNSAVED to do so?
It'll never happen.
We can't even get
Catholics and Episcopalians to reconcile, let alone
bringing someone who believes in Allah in unity with
someone who believes in Krishna, Buddha, or Maitreya.
But what about
Mystery Babylon mentioned in Revelation chapters 17 & 18, isn't
THAT a one-world religion?
These two chapters
refer VERY CLEARLY to Rome (Revelation 17:9, 18).
Rome did spread
paganism throughout the world through political and,
later, religious influence.
Rome did exile John
to Patmos; shed the blood of many Christian martyrs,
including Peter and Paul, not
to mention carry out the Crucifixion of Christ.
WILL BE UTTERLY DESTROYED AND WIPED OFF THE MAP FOREVER.
And, yes, since it's
located in Rome, these chapters INCLUDE the destruction of
the Vatican and whatever is left of the Roman Catholic
religion that does not go in the Rapture.
chapters SAY NOTHING about
ALL THE OTHER religions of the world coming together under
the Roman umbrella: THAT is TOTAL fabrication.
As I've stated
repeatedly, there won't be a single atheist, agnostic,
Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim or New Ager during the
The ONLY religion
allowed will be Satanism.
By the time Jesus'
Second Coming takes place, ALL religion WILL HAVE CEASED
TUESDAY, JUNE 17,
DISTRESS OF NATIONS
"And there shall be
signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and
ON THE EARTH DISTRESS OF NATIONS, WITH PERPLEXITY"...
In Matthew 24:4-8
Jesus gave the signs of
the "end of the age".
Critics have often
dismissed those signs, saying that since the dawn of
mankind there have been wars, earthquakes and famine.
The critics have a
point. Or, do they?
They would, if
Jesus had ONLY mentioned wars, famines and
DIDN'T stop there. He warned EVEN THE DISCIPLES to watch
out that "NO ONE deceived them".
Jesus warned OF GREAT
RELIGIOUS DECEPTION not in
some heathen god's name, but in His (Jesus' OWN) Name! (Matthew
By people who
say that He IS the Christ!
Clearly, that could
only happen AFTER Jesus lived, died, rose and ascended.
But it gets MUCH MORE
SPECIFIC than that:
While there have been
"Christian" heretics and false preachers since the first
century, like the infamous Gnostics, they were confined to
very small sects that were marginalized by the Christian
community at large.
Heretics were also
severely limited in spreading their deception by lack of
technology, means of mass communication and means of
They had no cars,
buses, trains or airplanes.
They had no TV,
internet, IPads, or IPhones. No videos, DVD's or CD'S.
They didn't even have
CONVENTIONAL books since the PRINTING press was not even
invented until 1439!
WIDESPREAD DECEPTION by those who say that Jesus IS the
Christ could only take place IN OUR TIME.
BY supposed "Christians" is OUT
OF CONTROL on TV, cyberspace, YouTube, and other forms
of MASS MEDIA.
Dear God... It's
difficult, almost impossible, is
to find ANYTHING published about Jesus that is NOT
prediction COULD ONLY APPLY TO OUR TIME.
However, Jesus gave
YET ANOTHER SIGN that PINS IT DOWN TO OUR GENERATION: He
prophesied that "nation would rise against nation and
kingdom against kingdom" (Matthew 24:4-8).
Was He referring to
JUST ANY WAR?
Was He referring,
perchance, to war between Russia and Sweden?
...Between India and
Pakistan? ...Or between Chile and Argentina?
Or was He referring to
the nations that comprised THE KNOWN WORLD of His day?
Clearly, AND IN
BIBLICAL CONTEXT, the correct answer is: to
the nations known in the first century A.D., namely the
Middle East (parts of Europe, Africa and Asia).
Since the Roman
Empire ruled ALL the then known world we could say that,
IN CONTEXT, He was referring
to wars within the nations and kingdoms inside the
territory of the former Roman Empire.
And, since the end of
2010, WHERE are we seeing
one war after another break out?
In the the map below
you can clearly see that the nations where wars have
erupted, governments have been toppled, and
upheaval is ongoing even as we speak, are the portions
of the world that were known in Jesus' day.
Moreover, He said these
signs would ALL be taking place SIMULTANEOUSLY.
He also likened these
signs to LABOR PAINS: they'd become STRONGER and MORE
FREQUENT the closer we got to "the end".
Have there always
been quakes, hunger and wars?
Is there ANY
OTHER PERIOD IN WORLD HISTORY where the Middle East
and northern Africa have
erupted IN ONE CIVIL WAR AFTER ANOTHER, and when
RAMPANT, OUT OF CONTROL DECEPTION was taking place in
Jesus' Name by supposed "Christians"?
Have these things
EVER BEFORE happened SIMULTANEOUSLY, as Jesus predicted?
If you think nations are
perplexed right now by terrorism, inner turmoil,
staggering economies, incompetent leadership, not knowing
which way to turn, with no
solution and no way out to Iran acquiring nuclear
power and expanding its influence in the Middle East, and
brutal civil wars in Iraq, Syria, and elsewhere, don't
look for these situations to improve, but to steadily
When you add the
"timelines" given in Luke 21:24-27 that says these things
must happen WITHIN the generation that sees Jerusalem
return to the Jews (1967) after two millenniums of
uninterrupted gentile trampling...
And the timeline in
Daniel 7:25 that says Jesus must return in "seven sevens" after
the word to "return and build" biblical Jerusalem... (also
ONLY BE referring to OUR
MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2014
REWARDS AND CROWNS
Every once in a while
someone will ask me about what "rewards" or "crowns" await
us in heaven.
To be perfectly
honest, that is a subject in
which I'm not well versed.
You'd be better off
asking some other minister who has studied the subject
I am familiar, of
course, with the biblical text.
And I'm aware that it
mentions rewards, prizes and crowns.
But I have never
delved deeply into those topics.
The reason being: I
DON'T HAVE TIME.
I'm too busy serving
Jesus, ministering His Word, and too
focused on Jesus Himself who, for me, IS THE ULTIMATE
In all the years that
I've served Him, these thoughts have never even ONCE
crossed my mind:
"Gee, I wonder how
big my mansion in heaven's going to be".
Or "I wonder WHAT
REWARDS Jesus has in store for me".
Or, "I wonder HOW
MANY CROWNS the Lord has for me, how big they are, what
they look like, and how many diamonds and other precious
stones they have".
I've read Revelation
21. I'm sure streets of gold, walls of precious stones,
and gates of pearl are breathtakingly beautiful.
More, in fact, than
any human mind can conceive.
And, IN THE NATURAL,
I happen to love gemstones. Always have.
But, frankly, ALL OF
THAT, wonderful as it doubtlessly is, CANNOT
REMOTELY COMPARE in my heart and mind with THE ULTIMATE
My heart is not set
on gates of pearl, but on
WHAT -- in heaven,
earth, or anywhere else -- COULD
BE GREATER than Jesus?
WHAT could be MORE
WHO or WHAT could be
WHO can be MORE
WHO or WHAT can fill our
hearts and satisfy its deepest longings LIKE JESUS?
WHO or WHAT can
manifest God's Divine Love like Jesus?
I'm sure whatever He
has in store for His children is inordinately beautiful, but
I want the Beautiful One Himself.
And won't settle for
are many lovely things in His Kingdom.
HEART AND MIND are after THE KING.
SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 2014
IRAQ: WHAT'S GOING ON
Just when you thought
things might be settling down a bit in Iraq, this
ultra-barbaric terrorist group (in the Middle East there
are varying degrees of barbarism) that calls itself ISIS
comes seemingly out of nowhere and sweeps through most of
the northern Sunni portion of that nation and heads toward
Baghdad, where the ineffective government of Nuri Al
Malaki seems unwilling, or unable to stop them, OR BOTH.
The almost comical
part in all this is that Iran's President Rouhani has been
so emboldened by America's and the EU's weak stance toward
goings-on in Syria and Ukraine -- not to mention their
inability to prevent his own nation's nuclear development
-- as to suggest JOINING FORCES WITH THE U.S. to defend
the Shi'a southern portion of Iraq from ISIS' impending
This brings to mind a
common saying in the Middle East: "the
enemy OF MY ENEMY is my "friend".
It would be hilarious
if it weren't for the fact that so many of our brave men
and women fought to liberate that heathen nation,
sacrificing life and limb...and FOR WHAT?
Seems we're going
back to square one:
The ONLY form of
government Islamic nations seem to understand is RUTHLESS,
IRON FIST DICTATORSHIP.
Just look at what's
happened in Egypt, Iraq and Libya since Mubarak, Saddam
Hussein and Gaddafi were ousted.
So much for
experimenting with "democracy" among brutal beasts.
What's going on in this
troubled region, where Arabs seem intent on killing one
another (even their fellow Muslims)?
Answer: Daniel chapter 8:
"I watched the ram
(Iran) as it charged TOWARD
THE WEST AND THE NORTH AND
THE SOUTH. NO ANIMAL COULD STAND AGAINST IT, AND NONE
COULD RESCUE FROM ITS POWER. It
DID AS IT PLEASED and became great" (Daniel 8:4).
What lies to the
north of Iran is Turkmenistan, Armenia and Azerbaijan: what
lies to the west and south is Iraq.
This chapter makes it
clear that Iran will be unstoppable at the time of the
That is, until the
Antichrist once again conquers Iran (ancient Persia) and
BRINGS THEIR AMBITIONS and dreams of a Shi'a Islamic super
state TO AN END.
This chapter is
usually dismissed by the prophecy establishment as "having
been fulfilled" in the distant past and, therefore,
irrelevant to our time.
While there's no
denying that it had PARTIAL fulfillment when Alexander the
Great conquered the Persian Empire, verse
17 plainly says this vision "concerns THE TIME OF THE
Newsflash to all
prophecy gurus: "the time of
the end" WAS NOT 2,300 years ago.
The time of the end IS
Verse 19, AGAIN
says: "I am going to tell you what will happen later IN
THE TIME OF WRATH, because THE
VISION CONCERNS THE APPOINTED TIME OF THE END".
How much clearer can
you say it than THAT?
But wait, God's not
In verse 26 He says FOR THE
THIRD TIME "seal up the
vision, for it concerns THE DISTANT FUTURE."
Which part of "the
DISTANT future" or "the TIME OF THE END" don't these guys
Wake up, slumbering
Christians! The main
fulfillment of that prophecy was intended FOR OUR TIME.
So, what are you
saying that Iran will conquer Iraq?
what God says:He said THREE TIMES that the vision, where
Daniel sees Iran (the ram) CHARGING TOWARD the west and
south (Iraq) and the north, that no nation could
withstand it, and that it
would do as it pleased, concerned THE TIME OF THE END.
The interpretation of
the vision is given in verses 21-25:
"The two-horned ram that you
saw represents the kings of Media and Persia (Iran). The
shaggy goat is the king of Greece, and the large horn
between its eyes is the first king...
In the latter part of
their reign, when rebels have become completely wicked, A
FIERCE-LOOKING KING, A MASTER OF INTRIGUE WILL ARISE. He
will become very strong, but not by his own power... He
will destroy THOSE WHO ARE MIGHTY, THE HOLY PEOPLE... When
they feel secure, HE WILL
DESTROY MANY AND TAKE HIS STAND AGAINST the Prince of
princes. Yet HE WILL BE DESTROYED, BUT NOT BY HUMAN POWER (Daniel
I'm not saying that
Iran will take over Iraq tomorrow, but over
the next year or two.
There will be
continued strife and instability in the region. Iraq may
split into two or three sections (Kurds to the extreme
north, then Sunnis, the Shia's in the south) and sometime
around the start of the tribulation, when the U.S. has
been devastated and is no longer a deterrent,
opportunistic Iran will seize the entire territory.
Just as it happened in
ancient history, Alexander (despite being greatly
outnumbered back then) will
conquer Iran, and Iraq (ancient Babylon) will fall
submissively into his hands.
"Oh, Martel, that's
crazy: those hardened Islamic terrorists will never submit
They WILL SUBMIT when
they see the greatest general and tactician in history
RISEN FROM THE DEAD.
They'll be thoroughly
convinced that he is not only invincible, but IMMORTAL.
He is as ruthless as
the cruelest of terrorists.
Not to mention that THEIR
OWN KORAN tells them that the "two horned one" or Dhul
Karnayim, as Alexander is known in Islamic tradition, has
been GIVEN DOMINION OVER ALL THE EARTH by NO LESS THAN
Allah himself (Surah 18:83-99).
The very name of
their religion "Islam" MEANS
TERRORIZE the TERRORISTS and even manage to build
Satan an altar near the ancient Babylonian ruins
How reliable is the
Word of God?
SATURDAY, JUNE 14,
DANIEL'S 70TH WEEK
The "70 weeks"
prophecy is one of the most important, and one of the most
misunderstood, prophecies in the Bible.
For starters, the
term "Daniel's 70th week" is misused to refer to the
future period of tribulation.
While there is a 70th
week (thank God), HALF of it is already in our past.
In other words, 69½
weeks of this prophecy have already been fulfilled,
leaving ONLY half a week (3½ years) remaining.
Those 3½ years are
the TRIBULATION and future reign of Antichrist, which end
with the Second Coming of Christ (Daniel 7:25; 12:9;
Prince) is the main subject of the "70 weeks" prophecy.
How the heck prophecy
gurus managed to get the Antichrist into that chapter is
hard to comprehend.
The Antichrist is
mentioned in Daniel chapters 7, 8, and 11, but
NOT IN CHAPTER 9.
No wonder Jesus said
He'd appear in an hour that most of his followers "think
not". They got everyone expecting an INVENTED
"7-year peace treaty" to start off the tribulation.
On the one hand they
say that NO SIGNS precede the Rapture. On the other
they say that a 7-year peace treaty is A MUST to begin the
tribulation. Wouldn't such treaty be a sign?
Daniel 9:25 is clear
that the first 69 weeks would lead to the FIRST appearance
of Messiah Prince.
Daniel 9:26 is clear
that it's only AFTER the
7 PLUS 62-WEEKS which total 69
weeks that Messiah Prince would die.
If His death took
place AFTER the 69 weeks,
then His death HAD TO HAPPEN sometime during the 70th
... Since the ONLY THING
that comes AFTER the 69th week IS the 70 week.
OTHER POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE.
Daniel 9;27 is even
more specific saying that he (Messiah Prince) will CONFIRM
or STRENGTHEN THE COVENANT (meaning the Abrahamic
covenant) "in the middle of the week", that is IN
THE MIDDLE OF THE 70TH WEEK, causing sacrifice and
oblation TO CEASE.
The word translated as
"cease" is the Hebrew Shabbator
Sabbath. Messiah would bring REST to sacrifices and
Ask any Jew what happened to
their sacrifices prescribed under Torah and -- while they
won't credit Jesus for it -- they'll tell you they HAVEN'T
BEEN OFFERED FOR THE PAST 2,000 YEARS.
Antichrist brings NO REST to
anything, he will TAKE AWAY the daily offerings from the
There's A VAST DIFFERENCE
BETWEEN bringing REST and TAKING SOMETHING AWAY.
It's therefore Jesus,
not the Antichrist, who caused "the sacrifice and oblation
to cease" in "the middle of the (70th) week".
Jesus' ministry took
up the first half (3½ years) of the 70 week.
At THE END thereof,
He died on the cross for your sins and mine, then rose
from the dead.
The time gap,
therefore, is NOT between the 69th and 70th week, as is
commonly taught, but between
the first half and last half of the 70th week.
This is confirmed by
Christ Himself in Revelation 10:5-6 when He SWEARS BY God
(by Himself) that there will be "no more delay".
Christ Himself also
SWEARS BY HIMSELF in Daniel 12:7 that
the tribulation will last 3½ years (thus ENDING the 70th
This prophecy is
ALL about the Christ.
The Antichrist is not
even mentioned ANYWHERE.
The other common
mistake is teaching that the 69 weeks lead ONLY TO the
FIRST coming of Messiah Prince.
No, they point to
BOTH His First and Second Comings.
They would HAVE TO, since
the 70 weeks MUST END WITH Christ's
That's WHY Gabriel
divided the 70 weeks into TWO sections:
"FROM the word to
return and build Jerusalem TO (the coming of) Messiah
Prince, SHALL BE 7 weeks AND (in
addition to) 62 weeks".
By saying it THAT
WAY, Gabriel cleverly and
covertly gave us, in a single equation, the timing of
BOTH, the FIRST and SECOND comings of Messiah Prince.
Had they pointed ONLY
to Jesus' First Coming, then no division was necessary. He
would have simply said "shall be 69 weeks".
Unless, of course, we
think Jesus came ONLY ONCE, and will never return.
Fact is, the 70th
week MUST (absolutely MUST)
END WITH Jesus' Second Coming.
division in the 69 weeks could ONLY refer to the timing of
Jesus told Daniel
such things would remain
sealed (would not be understood) UNTIL the
"time of the end".
We ARE in the "time
of the end".
Therefore -- praise
His Name -- these things ARE NOW BEING REVEALED.
FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2014
PROPHECY Q & A
I thought I'd share
some of the questions pertaining to Bible prophecy that
have come in recently, and their answers:
1. Although John sees the
beast AS A LEOPARD, why does he have the feet of a bear
and mouth of a lion?
These are direct
references to the beasts described in Daniel chapter 7.
Even though the
Antichrist is the former king of Greece (Alexander, the
leopard), the other three
beasts will be connected to his 42-month reign, and will
play significant roles.
This is explained in
Daniel 7:12 that says:
"As concerning THE
REST OF THE BEASTS, THEY HAD THEIR
DOMINION TAKEN AWAY: YET THEIR LIVES WERE PROLONGED FOR
A SEASON AND TIME".
We see, in fact, that
Alex's 42-month reign will be connected not only with Iran
and Iraq, but with Rome (the 4th beast in Daniel 7), since
he, like the former Roman Empire, has "10 horns", and
Revelation 17:3 says he carries Rome (the harlot) for a
while but destroys her toward the end of the tribulation
Daniel 8:7, 19-26
says Alexander will trample the Persians (Iran) YET AGAIN
at "the time of the end". Hence the "bear" is at his feet.
He will swallow up
Babylon (hence the lion at his mouth, Daniel 11:43).
And his kingdom will
consist of 10 kings from the territories of the former
Roman Empire (Daniel 7:25; Revelation 17:12-14) hence the
2. Has Isaiah 17 which
predicts the destruction of Damascus ever been fulfilled?
No. It's being
fulfilled right before our eyes. Syria's civil war has
decimated large parts of Damascus, since brutal Assad is
known to bombard entire sections of the city
Whatever may be left
of Damascus by the end of the tribulation, the
earthquake described in Revelation 16:18-19 will finish
the job, as it will turn all major cities into rubble, which
is what Isaiah 17 predicts will be Damascus' fate.
3. Doesn't Daniel
11:37 indicate the Antichrist will be Jewish?
No. In context,
the phrase elohe avotav means "the gods of his
ancestors", REFERRING TO MULTIPLE "gods". That's why
the same verse says he magnifies himself "above all".
If it meant the God of Israel who is ONE, it would say
that he magnified himself "above Him", NOT "above ALL".
2 Thessalonians 2:4
says the same thing:"Who opposes and exalts himself above
ALL THAT IS CALLED "God", or that is worshiped; so that he
as God sits in the temple of God, showing himself that he
Why would Satan and demons harm the unsaved (who,
presumably, are on his side) when the pit is opened in
Satan's not in charge
here, God is.
only allowed to open the pit so he can eventually
bring Antichrist out of it (Revelation 11:7; 17:8).
demons that are allowed BY GOD to sting and torment
ONLY the unsaved for 5 months.
This is God's judgment under
the 5th trumpet and first woe.
Demons hate ALL
HUMANS for the simple reason that God gave humans the
earth they once inhabited (Genesis 1:27; Psalm 115:16).
They also hate humans
because we're made in the Image of God and they aren't.
Even unsaved humans
have THE POTENTIAL to get saved during the tribulation.
Demons are damned forever.
5. I'm confused. You say
Jesus locked up most demons into the pit, yet I read in
Ephesians 6:12 that fallen angels are in heavenly places.
These are TWO
DIFFERENT types of beings.
rebelled with Satan and are in heavenly places because of
man's sin (they presently occupy the place that rightfully
belongs TO US).
Demons aren't angels.
They were humanoid beings that inhabited the earth PRIOR
TO the Adamic (human) race.
They perished in the
first flood. That's why the earth in Genesis 1:2, 6-10 is
COVERED IN WATER.
Noah's flood was the
second flood. That's why God promised He'd never again
destroy the earth with a flood, 'cause He'd already done
it TWICE (Genesis 9:11).
spirits sought to possess humans so they could manifest
again on the earth (Luke 8:30).
Jesus, praise His
Name, locked them up in the pit.
THURSDAY, JUNE 12,
WHAT'S JESUS BEEN
"Therefore He is
able also TO
SAVE THEM TO THE UTTERMOST that come unto God by Him,seeing
that HE EVER LIVES TO MAKE
INTERCESSION FOR THEM" (Hebrews 7:25).
Do you know what
Jesus HAS BEEN DOING FOR THE PAST 2,000 YEARS?
The Bible tells us
that, after His physical Resurrection He ascended to
heaven and sat on God's Throne at the Father's Right Hand
(Acts 2:33; Hebrews 1:3).
Acts 3:21 tells us that
heaven must receive Him "until the times of restoration of
But have you ever
THOUGHT ABOUT what He's been
doing ALL THIS TIME?
Interceding FOR US!
That's right: The one
and only Savior has been
INTERCEDING for you and me for TWO MILLENNIUMS!!!
Glory to Him forever!
He's interceding for
us RIGHT NOW!
There's NO HIGHER
CALLING than being like Jesus.
And since the heavens
must hold Him for a little while longer, there's
NO HIGHER CALLING than BEING Jesus on this earth.
That's what God and I
WANT YOU TO BE.
We're looking for
We are looking for
born-again individuals - we don't care from WHICH
denomination, or non-denominational -- to share Jesus or
intercede for (PICK ONLY
3. Bring ONE unsaved person to Christ.
We are asking
participants to devote 15
MINUTES A DAY to ONE of these three goals and, during that
time, GIVE IT "ALL THEY GOT".
We don't want some
anemic, lethargic prayer. We want you to
FOCUS during those 15 minutes on your goal and PRAY
Then you can go back
to being anemic... if you can.
You DON'T NEED TO write and
tell us who you are.
Jesus KNOWS who you are. We
just need your SINGLE MINDED determination and
I don't care what
denomination you may be part of, I don't even care if you
don't like me or this ministry. I don't care if you
disagree with most or all of our teachings.
Bringing unsaved souls to
intimate knowledge of Christ is THE ONE THING on which ALL
Christians, regardless of denomination, can TOTALLY agree.
If you KNOW Christ,
we want you to intercede for Israel, the unsaved, or
devote yourself to bringing
JUST ONE soul to Christ in the LITTLE time we have left.
We are living AT A
CRUCIAL TIME in human history.
Our time left on this
earth is VERY, VERY SHORT.
The time to act is NOW.
This world will
experience DRAMATIC and CATACLYSMIC change in the next
couple of years.
It WON'T LOOK LIKE,
or be ANYTHING LIKE, our world today.
Whatever we do for
Jesus, WE MUST DO NOW.
All of you who have
written me through the years voicing concern for those
who'll be left on earth during the tribulation, THIS
is your golden opportunity to turn that concern into
POSITIVE action and make it count for God's Kingdom.
If you're Roman
Catholic, I humbly ask you to pick one of the three
options above, plus intercede IN SPIRIT for protestants
evangelical, pick one of the three and please also
intercede IN SPIRIT for Roman Catholics.
I said INTERCEDE "FOR"
them, NOT against them.
Those who truly know
the Lord are ONE in Spirit, REGARDLESS of human
Call me crazy or
naive, but I still believe
that SPIRITUAL UNITY we all share INSIDE will become
VISIBLE and EVIDENT ON THE OUTSIDE BEFORE we leave this
Not in terms of ONE
GIANT denomination, but IN
SPITE OF man-invented denominational barriers.
There's no way YOU
CAN ACT LIKE JESUS AND INTERCEDE for others, or share
Christ with them, WITHOUT
being RICHLY blessed yourself in the process.
By God's Grace, I
will be JOINING ALL OF YOU IN SPIRIT for at least 45
minutes each day (15 minutes with each of the three
We will have a
special link for "INTERCESSORS" ON THE TOP LEFT of this
page. I may share
information, special instructions, or make special
requests from time to time, as the Spirit leads.
Well, you said this
would be "prophecy week", WHAT
DOES ANY OF THIS HAVE TO DO WITH PROPHECY?
Once we're in heaven
with Jesus WE WILL BE
INTERCEDING for those left on the earth. And OUR
INTERCESSORY PRAYERS WILL BE OFFERED before God's Throne
BEFORE tribulation judgments begin.
We might as well
START NOW (there's no "time" or distance in the spirit
Those who DON'T KNOW
Jesus presently VERY
MUCH NEED our prayers, and those who get left behind WILL
NEED them even more.
Satan, Antichrist, the false prophet, and all the
calamities, there will be a
large harvest of souls that will turn to Jesus EVEN DURING
THE TRIBULATION (Revelation 14:15-16; 15:2; 20:4).
Plus there will be hundreds
of thousands, or millions, who call on Jesus IN THE FINAL
MOMENTS OF THIS CHURCH AGE and be raptured.
The tribulation will
begin, and Jesus will appear, sooner than most people
Oh, Jesus, most
precious Savior, one and only God, please
bring UNITY TO YOUR BODY!
Please let us BE ONE
not only in Spirit, but of ONE MIND:
Let us be ONE not only
inside, but OUTSIDE that, as it was in that Upper Room
that Pentecost on which your Church was born, BEFORE
there were ANY denominations, MANY MORE MEMBERS will be
added to your UNIVERSAL Church daily.
I ask it for your
eternal glory. Amen.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11,
WHO IS ABADDON?
Abaddon, as he is
known in Hebrew, or Apollyon, in Greek, meaning "the
Destroyer" seems to capture the attention, and
IMAGINATION, of many Christians.
Entire books and
eschatological scenarios have been fabricated around THIS
BEING mentioned ONLY in Revelation 9:11.
Even in the 19th
century, some wanted to make Napoleon Bonaparte the
Antichrist based on the similarity between the names
"Napoleon" and "Apollyon".
Although Apollyon is
mentioned ONLY ONCE in the New Testament, the name Abaddon
is mentioned several times in the Old Testament, always
referring TO A PLACE, not a
being (Job 26:6; 28:22; 31:12; Psalm 88:11; Proverbs
A place of
DESTRUCTION AND RUIN.
According to Proverbs
5:11, Abaddon is different from Sheol.
And according to that
same verse and others, Sheol and Abaddon were both OPEN in
the Old Testament.
When Jesus died, rose
from the death and triumphantly ASCENDED into heaven, He
told us NOT ONLY that "He lives FOREVERMORE" BUT THAT
HE NOW HAS THE KEYS OF DEATH AND HADES (Revelation
Since the abyss or
bottomless pit is a portion of Hades, Jesus used those
keys TO LOCK THESE DEMONS UP in the pit.
That's why demonic
activity which was frequent and commonplace up to His
time, has become virtually non-existent after He rose from
the dead, LOCKED UP ALL DEMONS IN the Abyss, and ascended
That's why the abyss
or bottomless pit MUST BE OPENED in Revelation 9:1 because
Christ SHUT IT, and it's FROM THERE that Antichrist
will eventually EMERGE.
Revelation 9:11 tells
us unequivocally that Abaddon or Apollyon is "THE
ANGEL OF the abyss" (or "bottomless pit").
It also tells us he
is "king" over the demonic creatures that come out of the
abyss (bottomless pit) when the pit is opened in
therefore, an ANGELIC being, apparently named in Hebrew
AFTER THE PLACE in which he is king.
The abyss is the
portion of Hades located in the lowest parts of sea, where
there is a sudden drop or chasm, and is
the abode of demons and some of the damned(Luke 8:31).
Alexander the Antichrist presently is, and from where
Satan will bring him out (Revelation 13:1; 11:7; 17:8).
1. The fifth trumpet
2. A star FALLS from
heaven to earth, and is GIVEN the key to the abyss or
bottomless pit (Revelation 9:1).
That FALLEN "star" is
Satan (compare to Isaiah 14:12 and Revelation 12:9).
3. he opens the
bottomless pit (Revelation 9:2).
(insect-like demonic creatures) come out of the pit
5. Sometime AFTER
Satan has opened the pit and let these creatures out to
sting the unsaved, he BRINGS Alexander (Antichrist) ALSO
OUT OF THE PIT (Revelation 11:7; 17:8).
6. In Revelation
20:1-3, AFTER the tribulation has ended and Jesus has
returned, we have ANOTHER angel that COMES DOWN (he does
NOT "fall") from heaven, puts
Satan in chains, throws him into the bottomless pit for
1,000 years, and SHUTS THE PIT BACK UP.
The creep will get a
taste of his own medicine when he is IMPRISONED in the pit
for A THOUSAND YEARS, just like he kept millions
imprisoned in Sheol until Jesus died, rose, SET THEM FREE,
AND TOOK THEM TO HEAVEN WITH HIM.
The fallen star in
Revelation 9:1 is Satan.
He OPENS the pit to
allow demons to come out on the earth and inflict terrible
pain to the unsaved.
A bit later, he also
brings Antichrist out of the OPEN pit (Revelation 13:1).
Satan is NOT
Apollyon, and Apollyon is NOT Satan, or the fallen star.
Apollyon does not
open the pit, or let the demons out.
Apollyon HAS BEEN IN
THE PIT HIMSELF FOR A LONG, LONG TIME WITH ALL THE DEMONS.
That's how he got to be their king.
Nor is Apollyon the
Antichrist as some misguided Christians would have us
clearly calls him "THE ANGEL of the Abyss".
The Antichrist IS NOT
The Antichrist is A
MAN (Revelation 13:18, 17:10; 1 John 2:18).
The Antichrist MUST
be a man, because in order to rule the earth you gotta be
God gave man dominion over
the earth (Genesis 1:26; Psalm 115:16).
God NEVER GAVE such
dominion to an angel.
If angels could rule
the earth then Satan himself would rule the planet those
3½ years of tribulation, and he would not NEED TO BRING
Antichrist (a man) out of the pit to reign FOR him:
Abaddon is Abaddon.
Satan is Satan. Antichrist is Antichrist.
They are THREE
DIFFERENT BEINGS, WITH THREE DIFFERENT ROLES in the coming
TUESDAY, JUNE 10,
THE 7TH TRUMPET
BEGINS when the 6TH SEAL is
opened (Revelation 6:12).
BEGIN when the 7TH SEAL is
opened (Revelation 8:1-3).
The JUDGMENTS consist
of a series of 7 trumpets.
THE FIRST 6 TRUMPETS
bring mind-boggling UNPRECEDENTED catastrophe. They will
devastate the earth and destroy MORE THAN ONE THIRD OF ITS
The 7th trumpet signals THE
END of the tribulation, the return (Second Coming) of
Christ, and the establishment of His Kingdom on earth
known as the Millennium.
THREE AND A HALF YEARS will
transpire from the opening of the 6th seal (beginning) to
the 7th trumpet (end) of the tribulation.
In between those two
events there will be 6
trumpets, three woes and 6 bowls OF JUDGMENT.
We're talking about economic
collapse, nuclear war, one third of the earth's surface
(and whoever is on it) being burned to a crisp, and a
sudden and dramatic change in geography and topography
The city and country
in which you live will not
be at the same location.
We're talking about
the biggest quake in history that
will turn all world capitals, and major metropolitan areas
on earth into piles of rubble.
We're talking weird,
paranormal stuff like millions of demons coming out of the
abyss STINGING and tormenting unsaved humans for 5 months.
We're talking about OBLIGATORY worship
of Satan and Antichrist, under
penalty of death.
We're talking about A
STATUE of Antichrist that will be able to move, speak, and
sentence to death those who refuse to worship it
We're talking about a
system where people won't be
able to buy even the most basic necessities UNLESS
they take the Antichrist's mark in their right hands or
foreheads (Revelation 13:16-18).
Those who take the
mark may live to see another day on earth, but
will be IRREVERSIBLY damned for all eternity (Revelation
We're talking about
huge chunks of hail weighing 100 pounds falling from the
We're talking about the
sun becoming MUCH hotter and scorching people causing them
We're talking about
every creature in the sea dying. You can imagine the
We're talking about the
entire sea, all rivers, and water reservoirs turning to
We're talking about COMPLETELY
RUNNING OUT OF WATER, with NOTHING but blood to quench
one's thirst (Revelation 16:1-10).
All of this
culminating at Armageddon, where Antichrist's armies will
be instantly annihilated, with Antichrist and his false
prophet being tossed alive into the lake of fire
If you are a
born-again believer in Jesus Christ, you will be watching
these cataclysmic events from the safety of heaven.
If you're not, you
need to receive Christ into your heart right
Those who are
unsaved, those who persist in hardening their hearts
against Jesus, will
experience (suffer) these horrific judgments FIRSTHAND.
Jesus (glory to His
Name!) has made provision for you to be translated safely
into His Presence in a glorious, immortal body JUST PRIOR
TO these events.
won't take you to heaven AGAINST YOUR WILL:
tribulation, rewards or judgments, Christ or Antichrist.
It's YOUR CALL.
MONDAY, JUNE 9, 2014
THE LAST TRUMP
"Behold, I show you a
mystery; we will not all sleep, but WE WILL ALL BE
CHANGED, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, AT
THE LAST TRUMPET; FOR THE TRUMPET WILL SOUND, and THE
DEAD WILL BE RAISED INCORRUPTIBLE, AND
WE WILL BE CHANGED" (1 Corinthians 15:51-52).
Does this passage
refer to the Rapture?
Since we're told
unequivocally that it happens at "the last trump", the
million dollar question is: what did Paul mean by the term
"the last trump"?
WASN'T referring to the 7th trumpet in the Book of
Revelation, which ENDS the
tribulation, anymore than he was referring to Donald...
This verse clearly
says that we are TRANSFORMED
at the last trump.
Our TRANSFORMATION in
the Book of Revelation takes
place under the 6th seal, as the tribulation BEGINS.
We are transformed BEFORE
EVEN THE FIRST of the 7 TRUMPETS has been blown (Revelation
NO WAY in heaven, hell or earth that the last trump can be
the same as the 7th trumpet in Revelation.
4:16-17 gives us one very important ADDITIONAL detail
about this last trump that is blown triggering our
transformation: It is THE
TRUMPET of God.
It is the shofar (ram's
or Lamb's horn) of Jesus the
If the Rapture
happens at "the LAST trump" that means there
MUST HAVE BEEN A "FIRST trump".
Otherwise, the term
"last" would be unnecessary and meaningless.
Therefore, in order
to get our answer, we must
determine WHEN the FIRST trump was blown.
According to Exodus
chapter 19 THE FIRST TRUMPET was blown on
the Day of Pentecost on or about 1,500 B.C.
That's when God
Himself descended on Mount Sinai, met with Moses Face
to face, gave him and the Israelites the Law, and even
dined with some of their leaders up on the mountain.
Verses 16-20 of that
chapter give the dramatic description of this awesome
"So it came about on
the third day... that there were thunder and lightning
flashes and a thick cloud upon the mountain AND
A VERY LOUD TRUMPET SOUND, so that all the people who
were in the camp trembled.
And Moses brought the
people out of the camp to meet God, and they stood at the
foot of the mountain.
Now Mount Sinai was
covered in smoke because the LORD descended upon it in
fire; and its smoke ascended like the smoke of a furnace,
and THE WHOLE MOUNTAIN QUAKED VIOLENTLY. When
THE SOUND OF THE TRUMPET GREW LOUDER AND LOUDER, Moses
spoke and God answered him with thunder. The LORD came
down on Mount Sinai, to the top of the mountain; and the
LORD called Moses to the top of the mountain, and Moses
Paul alludes to this
event in Hebrews 12:18-25:
"For YOU ARE NOT COME
unto the mount... that burned with fire, nor unto
blackness, and darkness, and tempest,
SOUND OF A TRUMPET, and the voice of words; which
voice they that heard begged that the word should not be
spoken to them any more...
And so terrible was
the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:
ARE COME TO mount Zion, and to the city of the living God, the
heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of
angels, TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND CHURCH OF THE
FIRSTBORN, who are written in heaven, and to God the Judge
of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect.
Jesus THE MEDIATOR OF THE NEW COVENANT, AND TO THE
BLOOD OF SPRINKLING, that speaks better things than that
See that you REFUSE
NOT HIM THAT SPEAKS. FOR IF THEY ESCAPED NOT WHO REFUSED
HIM THAT SPOKE ON EARTH, MUCH MORE SHALL WE NOT ESCAPE, IF
WE TURN AWAY FROM HIM THAT SPEAKS FROM HEAVEN".
It was at Sinai that
God first called out a people (the Israelites) unto
New Testament believers
become SPIRITUAL JEWS and part of the Commonwealth of
Israel through faith (complete trust in) Jesus
Christ, the Jewish Messiah (Romans
Natural Israelites were
called to Sinai at the FIRST
Spiritual Israelites are
called to HEAVENLY JERUSALEM at
the LAST trump.
God's calendar given
to Israel BEGINS in Aviv (Nisan) and ENDS in Adar (Exodus
If the FIRST trumpet
took place on Pentecost, in the third month (Sivan) the
LAST trumpet MUST take place BEFORE THEN.
SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 2014
WE'RE ALL CATHOLIC
OMG ! Did you REALLY
I'm sorry if you fell
off your chair, or dropped your coffee cup, but as I
always say "a free conscience IS WORTH a sore butt".
It's also worth far
more than a cup of coffee.
Before you get that
refill, let me point out some truths:
1. The word Catholic
comes from the Greek katholikos simply meaning
born-again child of God - REGARDLESS of man-invented
denomination or LACK THEREOF - is a member (NECESSARY
PART OF) Jesus' UNIVERSAL
(hence, CATHOLIC) Church (1 Corinthians 12:12-27).
3. There are many Roman Catholics
who are PART OF His UNIVERSAL Catholic Church, and there
are many non-Roman Catholics (protestants,
evangelicals) who are ALSO
Even the ROMAN
Catholic denomination recognized this Truth at the Second
Vatican Council which took place from 1962-1965 calling
it the "mystery of the
Church" and acknowledging (after 5 centuries of
vigorous and often bellicose and cruel dissent) that
there were Christians of OTHER denominations who, though
NOT Roman, were also part of Jesus' UNIVERSAL (Catholic)
Church is ONE and it is Catholic (UNIVERSAL).
is NOT is EXCLUSIVELY Roman.
Repeat: Jesus' Church
is ONE, and it is CATHOLIC
(universal), comprised of MANY DIFFERENT members who
do not always see eye-to-eye on various NON-ESSENTIAL
What His Church is
NOT is "ONLY Roman", to the exclusion of everyone
And even the RCC
(finally!) recognized this Truth in the early to mid-60's
for which they deserve credit.
Better LATE than
4. Hence, all
true believers are CATHOLIC and part of His UNIVERSAL
all of us are ROMAN.
Many of us AREN'T Roman.
That does not mean we
cannot fellowship with Roman brothers and sisters, or that
many of them are NOT our true brothers and sisters in the
That is why, despite
much criticism from the evangelical community, I've never
forgotten the Roman Catholics I grew up with.
That is why I try to
INCLUDE them in everything we do or teach.
They were the first
to teach me about Jesus, His death and Resurrection.
Had they also told me about
the ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL NEED to receive Christ INTO MY
HEART IN ORDER TO BE SAVED -- not just in that Host
during Mass or Communion -- who knows? I might still be
I hereby remind my
Evangelical brethren that EVERY
REFORMER raised by God in the 15th and 16th century
(and there were some attempts at reform even earlier than
that) WAS Roman Catholic
UNTIL religious hierarchy decided
they WEREN'T, and proceeded to excommunicate them.
Catholic, John Hus was Catholic, so were Luther and
So please spare me
the insulting, bigoted, God-limiting, narrow-minded notion
that "it's impossible" for a Roman Catholic to PERSONALLY
KNOW JESUS, EXPERIENCE JESUS IN THEIR INNERMOST BEING, and
There's NOTHING in
Scripture or Church history to validate that ridiculous
I MYSELF came to know Jesus
and BECAME BORN-AGAIN, through the preaching of three
different Baptists, while
STILL VERY MUCH CONSIDERING MYSELF Roman Catholic.
With God ALL
THINGS are possible (Mark 10:27).
Please DO NOT
criticize the Roman denomination for
arbitrarily EXCLUDING ALL OF US 500 years ago, WHILE you
DO THE SAME THING TO THEM 500 years later, after
they've finally accepted us.
That is absurd,
AS WRONG WHEN WE DO IT to them, as it was WHEN
THEY DID IT to us.
Have we learned
nothing in 500 years?
Was all the blood of
so many Christian martyrs shed for naught?
Fact is, ALL
TRUE Christians have been born again of the same Spirit
and are, therefore, ONE SPIRIT with Christ and with EACH
OTHER (Romans 8:9).
Whether we THINK we
are or not.
Whether we FEEL we
are or not.
Whether we DOCTRINALLY agree
And I promise that New
Jerusalem is NOT DIVIDED into a "Roman" section and a
Salvation ALWAYS, without
exception - for Jew or gentile, for Roman Catholic,
Protestant or Evangelical -TAKES
PLACE ON THE INSIDE.
EVERY INDIVIDUAL who
has experienced the New Birth from above, IN
WHOSE HEART Jesus lives by His Holy Spirit, is A TRUE
CHRISTIAN, and MEMBER OF JESUS' UNIVERSAL (hence,
What Christian group
they choose to join, or whatever else they may choose to
call themselves after receiving Christ, IS UP TO THEM.
Jesus knows His sheep. His
sheep know Him and recognize His Voice (John 10:27).
And He is more than
capable of separating wheat from chaff at harvest time.
SATURDAY, JUNE 7,
WHAT JAMES DIDN'T SAY
"For as the body
WITHOUT THE SPIRIT is dead, so faith WITHOUT WORKS IS
DEAD" (JAMES 2:26).
Engage in dialogue
with any heretic and THE FIRST THING he will say, like a
lobotomized parrot from hell, is "faith
without works is dead, faith without works is dead, faith
without works is dead".
James, in fact, says
that in several verses of his epistle's second chapter.
Here's what James DIDN'T SAY:
"Faith without works
James DIDN'T SAY
James COULDN'T say
Why? Because faith
WITHOUT WORKS DOES SAVE!
Peter said it saves (Acts
15:11), John said it saves (John
1:12; 1 John 5:12), and Paul
said it, clear as crystal, in verse after verse after
verse, including Romans 3:28:
"...we conclude that A
MAN IS JUSTIFIED BY FAITH WITHOUT
the works of
James was Jesus' half
brother. In Acts 15:13-20 he
concurs with Peter that Salvation is by grace through
James himself had been saved
BY FAITH ONLY, WITHOUT ANY WORKS, since he at one point
DID NOT BELIEVE IN Jesus (John 7:5).
JESUS HIMSELF said time and
again that Salvation is BY FAITH IN HIM ONLY (Matthew
11:28; 12:32; Mark 16:16; Luke 7:48-50; John 3:16-17;
5:24; 6:37, 40).
So, did James
No. In chapter 2,
verses 14-26 of his epistle James
was NOT talking about SOUL SALVATION.
Repeat: James was NOT
TALKING ABOUT SALVATION OF ONE'S SOUL in verses 14-26
of James chapter two.
There was famine and
dire need in Jerusalem as the Church was being severely
persecuted by both, Roman and Jewish authorities. He
was talking about SAVING Christian brothers and sisters
FROM DYING OF STARVATION.
He was saying that
while OUR SOUL is saved BY FAITH ONLY, others CAN'T
SEE our faith.
They can, however, SEE our
If you DON'T
DEMONSTRATE (SHOW) THE FAITH YOU HAVE WITH practical
actions (sending money, food, clothing to help the poor) YOUR
FAITH ALONE is as good as a dead body, because it WON'T
SAVE your starving brothers FROM PHYSICAL DEATH.
Well, what about
verse 24 which says "YOU
SEE that a man has been made righteous by
works and not by faith alone"?
Same thing: We ARE
SAVED BY FAITH ONLY, but Faith is
INVISIBLE to human eyes.
Works (actions), on
the other hand, ARE
The ONLY WAY OTHERS CAN
SEE the SAVING FAITH we have is through our
actions. That was James'
He DID NOT SAY that
Salvation DEPENDED ON WORKS. You can't find ONE verse
in James that makes such statement.
Had he made such
absurd declaration, he would
have contradicted ALL THE OTHER APOSTLES, he would have
contradicted Jesus, and CONTRADICTED
He would have been
booted from the Early Church and declared a heretic.
He merely stated that
the faith that ALONE SAVES
US is INVISIBLE. Our Salvation is also
Hence what makes our
faith and our SALVATION VISIBLE
to others is OUR ACTIONS.
Faith ALONE WILL SAVE
YOU FOR ETERNITY.
But FAITH ALONE won't
save SOMEONE ELSE from dying in this temporary world,
BECAUSE YOUR FAITH ALONE won't feed them, clothe them,
care for them, OR SUPPLY THEIR TEMPORAL NEEDS.
Nor will faith alone SHOW
others that you're saved, since they CAN'T SEE your FAITH
OR YOUR SALVATION (which are spiritual and INVISIBLE to
the human eye).
only SEE (OBSERVE, PERCEIVE) that you're saved THROUGH
"SHOW ME (let me SEE) your
faith (which is INVISIBLE) WITHOUT
works, and I'll
SHOW YOU (let you SEE) my faith BY
my works" (WHICH ARE VISIBLE).
THAT'S ALL James meant
by "faith without works is dead".
Your faith ALONE
won't do a needy brother or sister ANY GOOD.
Your faith ALONE will
DO YOU and your soul AN
FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 2014
FIND NO FAULT
"Pilate said to
him, what is truth? And when he had said this, he went out
again unto the Jews, and said unto them, I
FIND NO FAULT AT ALL IN HIM" (John 18:38).
As the perfect,
sinless Son of God, Divine Love Personified, stood before
the Roman procurator, even
that hardened, ruthless politician and military man
COULDN'T FIND ANY FAULT AT ALL in Him.
that perfect, sinless Personification of Love would take
ALL YOUR SINS AND MINE in His equally perfect human body,
and forever NAIL THEM to the cross.
SIN DIED with Jesus on that
fateful day (Romans 8:3; Colossians 2:14).
And, because it
we come to Jesus, when we receive Him into our hearts,
when we TRUST His finished work of Redemption, God
FINDS NO FAULT AT ALL IN US (2 Corinthians 5:19).
That's right. I don't
care WHAT you've done, or are doing (2 Corinthians 5:17).
When we are IN
Christ, our Lord's PERFECT
RIGHTEOUSNESS is CREDITED TO US FREELY (2 Corinthians
NO ONE can lay any charge
against a born-again child of God (Romans 8:33).
There is now NO
CONDEMNATION to them which are IN Christ Jesus (Romans
That's why believers
in Christ should be the FREEST, most FEARLESS people on
God is ON OUR SIDE.
He's NOT against us.
He's FOR US.
God be FOR US, WHO can be against us? (Romans 8:31).
did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up for us
all--how will he not also,
along with Him, graciously give us all things? (Romans
That's why you
SHOULD RUN into Jesus' open, loving, forgiving, welcoming
Mortal, sinful men
may find fault.
Religion may find
But if you're in
Christ GOD SAYS YOU'RE
God says you're
as RIGHTEOUS as Jesus Himself.
And I got news for
all the "accusers"...
God ALWAYS has the
THURSDAY, JUNE 5,
GOD'S NOT A MAGICIAN
One thing that
bothers the heck out of me is prayer requests where an
individual washes his or her hands OF ANY AND ALL
Let's JUST THROW
EVERYTHING ON GOD'S BACK:
I'll just write
Christ connection, Martel will say a magical prayer for
me, or my business, or my job, or my marriage, and make
all the bad stuff go away.
NOT HAPPENING, Bubba!
God's not a magician and
neither am I.
We will take LEGITIMATE prayer
requests: if someone's life or health is involved, or some
financial or legal trouble, etc.
HOWEVER, we expect the
person requesting the prayer TO ALSO BECOME TOTALLY
We also expect THEM to
FOLLOW (APPLY) THE SPIRITUAL AND PRACTICAL ADVICE we give
them. Otherwise, it's A
TOTAL WASTE of time and energy.
That's why Jesus
didn't make us programmed robots, but FREE WILL AGENTS
CAPABLE OF MAKING OUR OWN CHOICES.
Don't give me this
crap about "this is how I am", like you're HELPLESS to do
anything about it!
YOU CAN CHOOSE TO
DO OR SAY CERTAIN THINGS ON
You want us to pray
you'll get that job, great.
We will pray.
However, you have to be on time for the appointment, look
your best, make a good impression, think AHEAD about how
you will comport yourself during the interview, what
you'll say when you're asked certain things, how you'll
"sell yourself" to your prospective employer, etc.
If your attitude,
from the start is "what's in it FOR ME", or "I just need a
paycheck", CHANCES ARE YOU WON'T GET IT.
If, on the other
hand, it is more like "HOW can I help you? I'll work hard,
I'm interested in what you do here, I'll give 100% and
will always endeavor to improve YOUR business and make it
more efficient and profitable" you'll have A MUCH, MUCH
Employers can detect
these things. So can those in human resources.
You have to PREPARE.
You want us to pray
for your son or daughter who serves in the military: Fine.
We will gladly do so. However, God
expects YOU to also cover him or her with the Blood of
Jesus every single day and INVOKE HIS CONTINUED PROTECTION
Same goes for school
You want help with
your marriage, sure. We will pray. BUT ALL THE PRAYER IN
THE WORLD WILL BE IN VAIN, UNLESS you get ACTIVELY
MOMENT your husband gets home from work and opens the
door, YOU HIT HIM with 5 different problems (the
dishwasher's broken, Johnny got called into the
principal's office today, we're out of bread, the bedroom
window is stuck and, by the way, mother's coming to spend
the weekend) don't expect a
happy marriage, NO MATTER HOW MUCH I pray.
The poor guy just
arrived after a long, hard day at work. Give him a chance
to catch his breath!
Let him get
comfortable... sit down, relax, turn on the TV, wind down
a bit, put his feet up, have a beer (or whatever), let at
least 30 minutes go by, and THEN... PRIORITIZE and talk to
him, ONE problem at a time, beginning with the most
If you're wearing
that old, ugly bathrobe, you haven't even showered, your
face and hair are a mess, and on top of that you greet him
with "thank God you're home! I'VE had a lousy day", WHAT
DO YOU EXPECT God or me to do?
Men are VERY PHYSICAL
and VISUAL beings.
Looking and smelling
good will go A LONG WAY toward improving your marriage.
Not to mention YOUR
If you know he goes
gaga over, say, red nail polish... gee
whiz, will it kill you to paint your fingernails red once
in a while?
As far as men are
concerned, I can sum up my advice for a happy marriage in
Women NEVER get tired
of HEARING how good they look, how beautiful they are, and
HOW MUCH YOU LOVE THEM.
They are INSATIABLE
where compliments are concerned.
Men are VISUALLY
stimulated. Women are stimulated AUDIBLY.
TELL HER... how
beautiful she is.
TELL HER... how good
she looks in that dress, or jeans.
TELL HER... how good
her hair looks.
TELL HER... how good
TELL HER... how much
you enjoy(ed) sex with her.
TELL HER, TELL HER, TELL
And whatever you do, DON'T CRITICIZE
You're not enemies, you're
Don't ATTACK one
another: ALWAYS be on "his" or "her" side.
Jesus MUST BE #1 for
every true believer.
For those who are
married, your spouse is #2.
There are only 24 hours in a
day. I CAN'T DO EVERYTHING. Some of you are just plain
I don't have a magic
wand, and all the prayer in the world is not going to help
A PROACTIVE ROLE in these things.
If you can't, or
WON'T apply some of these common sense principles, don't
come whining to me.
The ONLY THING we can
throw 100% on Jesus' back is
Jesus EXPECTS US TO
DO OUR PART IN EVERYTHING
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4,
THE HOLY SPIRIT
"And they WERE
ALL FILLED WITH the Holy Spirit, and began to speak
with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance"
What sets TRUE
Christians apart from all
other humans on this planet ?
THE HOLY SPIRIT.
God is HOLY and God
is Spirit (John 4:24).
Every TRUE believer in Jesus
Christ is BORN-AGAIN of the Spirit (John 3:5).
Every TRUE believer
in Jesus Christ HAS the Holy
Spirit JOINED to his or her spirit ON THE INSIDE (1
Corinthians 6:17; 12:13).
DOES NOT have the Holy Spirit INSIDE is NOT, repeat, NOT
a true Christian (Romans 8:9).
I don't care WHAT
denomination they are part of, I don't care how often they
attend religious services, how often they pray, how many
"good deeds" they do, how righteous they consider
themselves, or how well they behave ON THE OUTSIDE.
Salvation ALWAYS takes
THE INSIDE (Romans
Salvation takes place
when God's Holy Spirit comes
to LIVE IN US, PERMANENTLY (John 14:23).
The Holy Spirit is
GOD'S SEAL OF OWNERSHIP that
will make every true believer eligible AND ABLE to be
raptured (2 Corinthians 1:22; Ephesians 1:13, 4:30).
That's what happened
to the 12 Apostles, our Lord's mother Mary, and the other
120 disciples on a day like
today, almost two millenniums ago: on the Day of
Pentecost that followed Jesus' Resurrection from the dead
It was the Holy
Spirit who turned a bunch of frightened fishermen, who ran
away and hid a few days earlier, into
THE BOLDEST, GREATEST preachers of the Gospel the world
has ever seen.
It's one thing to
HAVE the Holy Spirit (i.e. BE SAVED) it's another to BE
FILLED with Him (Ephesians 5:18).
These are two
separate and distinct experiences.
On Pentecost 33 A.D.
the disciples were BOTH born-again and FILLED WITH the
experiences take place simultaneously.
Sometimes they happen
In my own case, I was
saved for about 15 years before I experienced the FILLING
OF the Holy Spirit with the accompanying manifestations of
exuberant joy and speaking in tongues.
The Holy Spirit MUST
BE WELCOMED into the heart and life of every believer.
IGNORE Him and take Him for granted, TO THEIR OWN
He MUST NOT BE
ignored. We must CONSULT Him CONSTANTLY. He is our ally,
and COMPLETELY on our side.
His Wisdom is
incomparable. His guidance and revelation are PRICELESS.
I rely on Him constantly,
and freely admit to being totally lost and clueless
Ephesians 3:16-19 is
MUST-READ for every believer.
This Scripture has
particular relevance to the Holy Spirit and to the time of
the end in which we're living.
It should be THE
PRAYER of every child of God who looks forward to His
"That He would grant
you, according to the riches of His glory, TO BE
STRENGTHENED WITH MIGHT by
His Spirit IN THE INNER MAN;
That Christ may dwell
in your hearts by faith; that you, BEING ROOTED AND
GROUNDED IN LOVE,
May be able to
comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and
length, and depth, and height;
And TO KNOW THE LOVE
OF Christ, which passes knowledge, THAT
YOU MIGHT BE FILLED WITH ALL THE FULLNESS OF God".
We praise our
heavenly Father and our God and Savior Jesus for sending
His/their Wonderful Spirit to LIVE IN US and be our
He guides us to ALL
Truth and shows us things to come (John 16:13).
(Provided, of course,
that we ask His help and SEEK TRUTH with a SINCERE,
UNBIASED heart that has NO religious agenda).
He comforts us in
trials, He reveals hidden truth, He opens up the
Scriptures, and He fills our hearts with joy.
The Holy Spirit is
God. He was present at the Creation.
He is both, gentle
In fact, He is THE
GREATEST FORCE in the universe, bar none.
TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2014
ARE THOSE PROPHETS ?
Can ANYONE CHOOSE to
become a prophet?
Is the office of
prophet, or the gift of prophecy, A TEACHABLE VOCATION
that can be learned through training?
Can they be acquired
by participating in some man-invented curriculum?
uber-anointed "man of God" TURN YOU into a prophet by
laying hands on you?
One of the dubious
practices popularized by the Pentecostal movement is
inviting a so called "prophet" or "prophetess" to a
service and having them prophesy TO EVERY INDIVIDUAL
WHERE in Scripture do
we find THAT?
In the Bible, REAL
prophets were sent BY GOD to prophesy to NATIONS and/or to
KINGS (the LEADERS OF those nations), NOT
to the average Joe walking down the street, or sitting on
There are NO
INDIVIDUAL prophecies given in Scripture.
In 1 Kings 17 the
prophet Elijah is sent to the widow as Zarephath.
However, he didn't PROPHESY
anything to her, but rather was fed by the widow and
performed a couple miracles for her.
In 2 Kings chapter 4
Elisha does something similar for another widow after
Elijah has gone up to heaven.
And in that same
chapter he announces that he had performed a miracle in
gratitude for this woman's frequent hospitality and thus
her barrenness had ended and she would have a son.
In the New Testament
we have the gift of prophecy mentioned
in 1 Corinthians chapters 12 and 14.
In 1 Corinthians
14:3-5, 12 it plainly states that this
gift is used to strengthen and edify THE CHURCH AT LARGE,
Nowhere does it say
that those who have that gift go
around prophesying to each person, one by one.
THAT, to put it
bluntly, IS A BUNCH OF UNBIBLICAL RELIGIOUS CRAP.
NO TRUE PROPHET of
God ever went around PROMOTING himself or herself or
his/her "gift", as these jokers do.
All TRUE prophets EXALTED
God/Jesus, NOT THEMSELVES.
99% of the so-called
"prophets" and "prophetesses" in Christendom today are
nothing but opportunistic, SELF-EXALTING CHARLATANS who PRETEND
to prophesy SO THAT SILLY Christians will be IMPRESSED
and DONATE MONEY TO THEM.
Just look at the way
THEY LIVE: private airplanes, luxury cars, entourages,
body guards, Rolexes, mansions...
Where in Scripture do you
find Isaiah, Jeremiah, Elijah, Elisha, John the Baptist,
the Apostle John, Paul, OR ANY TRUE prophet of God LIVING
gimmick they have invented is the so-called "school of the
prophets", as if the OFFICE
of a prophet, or THE GIFT of prophecy, both of which COME
DIRECTLY FROM GOD, at HIS SOVEREIGN CHOOSING, could be
TAUGHT and learned by simple training.
They claim to
"prophesy" by looking at people's faces, clothes or
personal property, just like a psychic would use his
highly developed observational skills to read people's
This practice DOES
NOT COME FROM the Spirit of God: it
is A SHAM, and borders on the occult.
DEVALUES THE REAL office of prophet, and the TRUE gift of
prophecy that come from the Spirit of God, turning both
into nothing but cheap carnival acts.
This deceptive scheme
was concocted by twisting certain passages in 1 Samuel and
2 Kings 4:38 where, in certain old English versions of the
King James Bible it mentions a "school of the prophets".
The word "school",
however, IS NOT FOUND IN THE ORIGINAL TEXT.
It was translated
"school" in some VERY OLD King James Bibles. However, it
DIDN'T REFER TO A LEARNING CENTER, but rather TO A GROUP,
like "a school of fish" meaning a GROUP of fish.
There's NOTHING in
Scripture that says these men became prophets BY ATTENDING
SOME SCHOOL for HUMAN TRAINING.
The "sons of the
prophets" were simply a BAND
or GUILD of prophets that hung out together during that
To say that the
office of prophet or the gift of prophecy can be TAUGHT
and LEARNED, that people can prophesy in the Name of Jesus
AT WILL and ON CUE, is LUDICROUS.
ARE THERE ANY true
prophets of God today?
The answer is "YES",
but they are VERY, VERY,
VERY RARE and VERY,
VERY, VERY HARD TO FIND.
REAL PROPHETS still follow
the BIBLICAL pattern, not some INVENTED "prophesy on a
whim" or "prophesy to each person" model.
That's why JESUS
HIMSELF WARNED US of HOW
WIDESPREAD religious deception would be PRIOR TO His
He said "DON'T
LET ANYONE DECEIVE YOU", no matter how "Christian"
they may claim to be.
would come IN HIS NAME (saying
that Jesus is the Christ and supposedly prophesying in
His Name) and WOULD DECEIVE
MANY (Matthew 24:4).
Jesus also issued A
DIRECT and OMINOUS WARNING to all self-appointed
"prophets" and "prophetesses" of this final generation:
MANY would say to Him
ON THAT DAY "Lord, Lord, DIDN'T
WE PROPHESY in your Name"...?
And He will reply: "I
NEVER KNEW you" (Matthew 7:22-23).
NOT a true prophet, you're NOT EVEN BORN-AGAIN: you're
LOST and headed for hell.
If I were you, I
would think it over AT LEAST 150 times BEFORE declaring
yourself "a prophet of God".
It's God Himself who
does THE CHOOSING, THE CALLING, and the ENABLING.
ALL ELSE is
I'd hate for you to
be among those to whom Jesus will say:
"DEPART FROM ME, you
workers of iniquity".
MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2014
Let us therefore come
boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy,
and find grace to help in
time of need (Hebrews 4:16).
Going through some
difficult situation lately?
Is life giving you a
Is it hard to cope
with day to day, moment to moment challenges?
Are you facing so
many "problems" you don't know which one to tackle first?
Jesus has NO
Repeat: Jesus has NO
This isn't the time
to TURN AWAY FROM Him.
It's time to RUN
ONE WORD from Him can solve
that which is seemingly "unsolvable".
He not only HAS THE
He IS the
He IS the
answer to every situation you face.
Why waste your time
and life WORRYING?
Worry has never solved
Seek Him with all your
Bring your "problems"
to Him, and watch them DISAPPEAR.
Seek Jesus and listen
UNTIL THE ANSWER COMES.
Don't worry about
His timing is ALWAYS
The answer will come
at the PERFECT time.
He never promised
this life would be a bed of roses (John 16:33).
But He did promise
that because He OVERCAME this world, you would, too.
THIS is THE VICTORY that
overcomes the world (and everything it can dish out) even OUR
COMPLETE TRUST in Him.
SUNDAY, JUNE 1, 2014
NEW WORLD ORDER
"New world order" is
one of the catchphrases that prophecy gurus love to throw
Numerous books have
been written and "prophecy conferences" devoted to
something THE BIBLE DOESN'T EVEN MENTION.
That's right. You
heard it here first: There's
ABSOLUTELY NOTHING in the Bible about a "new world order".
Yet this false
teaching is presented, over and over, as "BIBLICAL".
The common theme in
conspiracy theories about a "new world order" is that a
powerful, secretive and elite group like the Illuminati,
Opus Dei, the Bilderbergers or Freemasons is conspiring to
eventually rule the world.
government, supposedly, will give rise to the Antichrist,
by appointing some mysterious character, living incognito
somewhere in Europe, as its leader.
Some have even gone
out on a limb and posited that this "conspiracy" will be
What amazes me is not
that these opportunists try to cash in on the unbiblical
eschatological furor they've FABRICATED, but that SO MANY
"Christians" fall for it.
The reason Christians
fall for this unscriptural GARBAGE is that they don't know
WHY they don't know
them is either because they're lazy or don't care. Lord
knows we got Bibles everywhere! And Lord knows the Bible's
been the same since it was written. It hasn't changed, nor
will it change.
God's Word is CRYSTAL
CLEAR that what'll give rise to the 3½-year world
domination of the Antichrist, is not some "conspiracy",
nor some elite group working behind the scenes, but God's
Three things will
allow the Antichrist to rule:
1. The absence of
Christians who've gone in the Rapture [2 Thessalonians
2:3; Revelation 7:9].
2. The devastation of
the world we know today, thru God's judgments, war,
famine, disease, chaos, and the global collapse of
financial systems [Revelation chapters 8 and 9].
3. God will allow
Satan to incarnate in this man and deceive those who have
consistently rejected Jesus and have hardened their
hearts. The Bible calls it "strong delusion" [2
That's HOW the
Antichrist will rise to power.
There may be secret
societies which aspire to world domination, but whether
they'll achieve it, is something entirely different.
It's God who's in
control of this thing. It's God who's pulling the strings,
not some secret society.
And God HAS ALREADY
TOLD US HOW He'll bring it to pass:
The only "new world order" will
come IN THE MILLENNIUM when Jesus rules the earth and
replaces this decaying and corrupt world order in which we
presently exist with His righteous Kingdom.
Too bad so many
"Christians" are willing to PAY sinful, mortal, DECEPTIVE
HUMANS to tickle their ears, when
God has told them FREE OF CHARGE what He will do.
Too bad so many
"Christians" can recite
their favorite prophecy guru's conjecture verbatim,
yet are totally oblivious to WHAT GOD SAID.
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