MONDAY, MARCH 31,
"Blessed be the God
and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who HAS BLESSED US
with every spiritual blessing IN THE HEAVENLY PLACES in
Christ, just as He CHOSE US
in Him BEFORE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD, that we
would be holy and blameless before Him. In love He
PREDESTINED US"... (Ephesians 1:3-5)
"God, who HAS
SAVED US and called us with a holy calling, NOT
ACCORDING TO OUR WORKS, BUT ACCORDING TO HIS OWN
PURPOSE AND GRACE which
was granted us in Christ Jesus FROM ALL ETERNITY, but
now has been revealed BY THE APPEARING OF our Savior
Christ Jesus, WHO ABOLISHED
DEATH AND BROUGHT LIFE AND IMMORTALITY TO LIGHT THROUGH
THE GOSPEL, for which I was appointed a preacher ...
and a teacher (2 Timothy 1:9-11).
death depends totally on "time".
There can be NO DEATH
(in the sense of ceasing to exist) OUTSIDE of "time".
"Time", as Einstein
proved, is not absolute,
That means that
time is a lie and death is a lie.
There's really NO
SUCH THING as "time".
There's NO SUCH THING
Absolute Truth is
LIFE (immortality) is ABSOLUTE, ULTIMATE TRUTH and the
ONLY REALITY there is.
Our true Self is who
we were in Christ before the foundation of the world and
before Adam fell into sin (Ephesians 1:4).
That high Self of
ours is Spirit Substance,
immortal and indestructible, therefore, STILL EXISTS, AND
WILL ALWAYS EXIST, in a MUCH HIGHER dimension.
As a result of man's
sin human beings "fell" from the high realm of Light into
the much lower realm of sound, which is the natural realm
we presently perceive with our 5 physical senses and are
mentally conscious of, and where the notion of "time" is
physical body of yours IS MORTAL, as is mine. However, it
is NOT who we really are.
our true Self.
place when our true Self,
who is immortal and indestructible, manifests in us FROM
WITHIN and swallows up THIS FALSE, TEMPORARY SELF that
manifested as a result of man's sin.
statement that "this mortal must put on immortality" and
that "we shall NOT all die, but we shall all be changed"
in an instant and that death
will be "SWALLOWED UP in victory" (1 Corinthians
is caused by our TRUE,
ETERNAL Self, WHO IS IN HEAVEN RIGHT NOW, swallowing up
and CONSUMING this false earthly self and REPLACING it
makes us invisible in this fallen, physical realm of
sound but very visible and
tangible in the higher realm of Light.
"translation" (from this dimension to the High eternal
one) that takes place at the Rapture.
The best description
of this great truth is found in 2 Corinthians 5:1-8:
"For we know that if
our earthly house of this tabernacle WERE DISSOLVED, we
have a building of God, AN HOUSE NOT MADE WITH HANDS,
ETERNAL IN THE HEAVENS.
2 For in this we
groan, EARNESTLY DESIRING TO BE CLOTHED ON WITH OUR HOUSE
WHICH IS FROM HEAVEN: 3 If so be that being clothed we
shall not be found naked.
4 For we that are in
this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we
would be unclothed, but clothed on, THAT
MORTALITY MIGHT BE SWALLOWED UP OF LIFE.
5 Now he that has
worked us for the selfsame thing is God, who also has
given to us the earnest of the Spirit.
6 Therefore WE ARE
ALWAYS CONFIDENT, KNOWING THAT, while we are at home in
the body, we are absent from the Lord: (For we walk by
faith, not by sight:)
8 We are confident, I
say, and WILLING RATHER TO BE ABSENT FROM THE BODY, AND TO
BE PRESENT WITH the Lord".
The reason we still
die physically is that we HAVE BOUGHT THE LIE that
this fallen temporary self is who we really are.
We have MORE
FAITH IN what sin did to us (manifest this false,
mortal self) than in what
Christ DID FOR US (make us eternal & immortal) BEFORE
THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD (Revelation 13:8).
That's why Paul says
we walk BY FAITH (believing in what we cannot currently
see), NOT by sight (NOT believing what we do see
That's also why he
says in 2 Corinthians 4:18 that WHAT
WE NOW SEE is temporary (comes to an end), but what we, at
the moment, DO NOT SEE (is still invisible to us) IS
ETERNAL (never ends, NEVER DIES).
When we study 2
Corinthians 12:1-5, there's no question that Paul knew
exactly what he was saying and had experienced ALL OF THIS
That's why he was SO
SURE that to be absent from this (mortal) body is to be
PRESENT WITH the Lord in our eternal body made of Spirit
Everything we get
from God is by grace through faith, including our
salvation (Ephesians 2:8-9).
Our immortality (which
is the FULL MANIFESTATION OF our Salvation) also
manifests in us, by grace through faith.
(transformation and translation of believers) is
the manifestation of the FULLNESS OF our salvation, that
Jesus bought and procured for us with His sinless Blood,
the Blood (Eternal Life) of God manifested as human.
God MADE US IMMORTAL
BEFORE we existed in this earthly realm in these physical
bodies. It was His GIFT to us and His gifts, the Bible
says, are IRREVOCABLE (Romans 11:29).
Therefore, the manifestation
of IMMORTALITY (The Absolute Truth) in
each of us is INEVITABLE.
That it won't
manifest in most believers until a certain "time" is, no
doubt, part of God's plan.
THAT IT IS POTENTIALLY
AVAILABLE TO EVERY BELIEVER BEFORE SUCH TIME is equally
true, as proven by the fact that Enoch, Elijah, John
and Paul, among others, experienced it AHEAD OF the
decaying, TEMPORARY physical body is
not your true self: YOU HAVE ANOTHER BODY glorious,
immortal and ETERNAL.
SUNDAY, MARCH 30,
SONS OF GOD
"But as many as
received Him, to them gave He power to
become THE SONS OF God, even to them that believe on
His Name: WHICH WERE BORN,
not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the
will of man, BUT OF GOD"
(John 1:12-13; 1 Peter 1:23).
ARE WE THE SONS OF God, and it does not yet appear
what we shall be: but WE KNOW THAT, WHEN
HE SHALL APPEAR, WE SHALL BE LIKE HIM; for we shall
see Him as He is" (1 John 3:2),
many as are led by the Spirit of God, THEY ARE THE SONS OF
For you have not
received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but you have
received the Spirit of adoption, by which we cry, Abba,
The Spirit himself
bears witness with our spirit, THAT
WE ARE THE SONS OF God:
And if SONS, then
HEIRS; heirs of God, and JOINT-HEIRS WITH Christ; if so be
that we suffer with Him, so that we may be also glorified
For I reckon that the
sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be
compared WITH THE GLORY WHICH SHALL BE REVEALED IN US.
CREATION WAITS FOR THE MANIFESTATION OF THE SONS of God.
CREATION ITSELF ALSO SHALL BE DELIVERED FROM THE BONDAGE
OF CORRUPTION into the
glorious liberty OF THE SONS OF God" (Romans 8:14-21).
"And we know that
all things work together for good to them that love God,
to them WHO ARE THE CALLED ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSE.
HE DID FOREKNOW, HE ALSO DID PREDESTINE TO BE CONFORMED TO
THE IMAGE OF His Son, that He might be THE
FIRSTBORN AMONG many brethren (Romans 8:28-29).
In John 3:16 Jesus is
called the "ONLY BEGOTTEN SON" of God.
That was before
Calvary and the Resurrection.
God KNEW IN ADVANCE
who are, and would be, His sons having chosen us and
predestined us in Christ Jesus BEFORE THE FOUNDATION of
the world (Ephesians 1:4).
All of God's sons,
beginning with Adam, had fallen into sin, EXCEPT
Therefore, of all the
sons of God, Jesus was THE ONLY ONE LEFT.
Jesus came to redeem (buy
back) God's OTHER sons who had fallen into sin.
Praise His Name forever!
Resurrection, in Romans 8:29, as we read above, Jesus is
NO LONGER CALLED "the only begotten son" of God but "THE
FIRSTBORN among MANY brethren, or among many OTHER SONS".
The past 2,000 years
of human history have been all about Jesus, the
Incorruptible Seed of God (1 John 3:9), the Seed OF
THE WOMAN (Genesis 3:15), and of Abraham (Galatians
3:16), multiplying into
millions and even billions of seeds:
"Verily, verily, I
say unto you, Except a grain (seed) of wheat falls into
the ground and dies, it abides alone: but IF IT DIES, IT
BRINGS FORTH MUCH FRUIT" (John 12:24).
Like natural seeds,
God's INCORRUPTIBLE Seed had to die for the rest of the
sons, be buried, go into hell itself in the center of the
earth for three days and nights and, from
hell itself, SPRING FORTH RESURRECTED, having defeated
Satan, demons, principalities and powers of darkness,
taken the keys of Death and Hell itself, and
ascended to the Father's Throne (1 Corinthians
15:37-38; 1 John 3:9, 5:1,4,18).
Our Jesus did all
that so that the second born, the third born, the fourth
born and the one trillionth
born sons could also ascend to the Father's Throne
WHERE THEY WERE, as spirit beings, before the foundation
of the earth.
Paul weaves this
marvelous Truth throughout his epistles, calling it the
Mystery of Christ (Romans 11:25; 1 Corinthians 2:1; 15:50;
Ephesians 1:9, 3:4,9, 5:32; Colossians 1:27):
The First Son
MANIFESTED in and through MANY SONS.
Yes, Jesus as Creator
God will always be INFINITELY greater than the sum of all
His "parts" (us).
However, each of us
who KNOW HIM, whom He foreknew (KNEW in advance), chose
and predestined in Himself before creating the earth, are
destined to MANIFEST His fullness:
The measure of the
stature of the FULLNESS OF Christ.
That's why Paul says
that the sufferings we experience in this TEMPORARY
sub-realm of "time", which
is about to expire, ARE NOT WORTHY to be compared WITH
OUR BRILLIANT AND GLORIOUS DESTINY who is Christ Himself
What could possibly
be greater than BEING IN Jesus?
What could possibly
be greater than BEING Jesus?
The Seed that was
planted 2,000 years ago has multiplied into MANY, MANY
SONS OF GOD.
And that huge
harvest, comprised of so many seeds that
cannot be numbered is about to break forth (Revelation
God for His Faithfulness! Come Lord Jesus!
SATURDAY, MARCH 29,
DID JESUS DIE FOR
NOT ANNUL the grace of God: for IF
RIGHTEOUSNESS COMES BY THE LAW, then Christ DIED FOR
NOTHING!" (Galatians 2:21)
How much clearer can
it be stated?
"If righteousness comes
BY THE LAW, then Christ DIED
And yet there are
millions of religious people, who CLAIM to be Christian,
that oppose and CONTRADICT God's Word by claiming that Law
keeping makes them righteous.
What it really makes
them is LIARS:
No one but Jesus has
EVER kept God's Law (Matthew 5:17; John 7:19).
importantly, it makes them SELF-RIGHTEOUS AND
That's right: Those
who THINK they become righteous through Law keeping are
They are headed
STRAIGHT TO HELL.
Unless, of course,
they repent of their UNBELIEF, receive
Christ into their hearts as ONLY SAVIOR, and
TRUST JESUS ALONE for Salvation.
They don't know
Christ, the Living Savior.
All they got is dead
By insisting on Law
keeping, as we read above, they
ANNUL the Grace of God, making it OF NO EFFECT.
Since Scripture is
clear that salvation is BY GRACE THROUGH FAITH, those who
annul God's grace are lost (Ephesians 2:8-9).
They are basically
saying that Law keeping makes people righteous, hence that
Jesus died in vain.
According to Law
pushers, He DIED FOR
According to God,"by
one Sacrifice He has PERFECTED
FOREVER those who
are sanctified" (Hebrews 10:14).
Does your religion
push Law keeping?
If it does it
DESPISES the Blood of Jesus.
Are you one of those
"kristians" who hypocritically claims to "BELIEVE IN
Jesus" yet sees Law keeping as
your REAL savior?
Do you have MORE
FAITH in "keeping the Sabbath" than
in JESUS and His Perfect Work of Redemption?
If you do, you
DESPISE Jesus' Blood, death, Resurrection and Ascension
WHICH ARE THE ONLY THINGS THAT SAVE.
If you do, you are
saying that Jesus DIED FOR NOTHING!
If we need the Law in
order to be saved, then
Jesus' Blood ISN'T SUFFICIENT to save us.
If Jesus' Blood IS
sufficient to save, then
we NO LONGER need the Law.
Make up your minds,
You can't have it
FRIDAY, MARCH 28,
"GOD TOLD ME TO TELL
"But any prophet who
FALSELY CLAIMS to speak in my Name or who speaks in
the name of another god must
die" (Deuteronomy 18:20).
Thank God we no
longer live under law, but under Grace. If we were still
under law, there would be DEAD Christians everywhere.
If you've been
Christian, even for a short time, chances are somebody's
approached you, or will approach you, saying "I
have a word (or message) for you from the Lord", or "God
told me to tell you (whatever)", or "God showed me that
you're supposed to do thus and so".
Many naive Christians have
been manipulated, taken advantage of, misled, and even had
their lives ruined, by false prophets.
Some have altogether
lost their savings, their peace, and the joy of their
Salvation because of a false message delivered by a false
prophet (or prophetess), purportedly in the Name of God,
WHICH GOD NEVER SPOKE.
How should you handle
these situations? Should you
believe those who claim to have "heard God" on your
The Bible clearly
teaches there is such thing as the office of prophet. It
also mentions the gift of prophecy (Ephesians 4:11; 1
There are people who
have a genuine call of God to minister in such fashion.
These people, however, are
VERY FEW and VERY rare.
"prophets" and "prophetesses" today, especially the most
visible ones, have no more
calling of God on their lives than Elmer Gantry.
They are nothing but
a bunch of greedy,
manipulating, self-serving, glorified charlatans.
When one of these
"prophets" or "prophetesses" stands in front of a TV
camera and tells you (the audience, everyone watching) that
"God told them" to tell you that "you have three days to
get your offering in the mail", THEY ARE LYING. They
no more heard from God than I heard from Napoleon.
How do you know if
the message is really from God or not?
Although we cannot
limit God, or how He chooses to communicate, the
odds are heavily in favor of it NOT BEING FROM God:
False prophets have always
outnumbered true prophets.
Contrary to what you
see on "Christian" TV, most
ordinary INDIVIDUALS DO NOT - repeat, DO NOT - receive
messages through so-called "prophets" or from other
The ONLY INDIVIDUALS
who got messages through third parties in the Bible were
usually kings or people who held some high, influential
rank, such as political and/or spiritual leaders.
One way you can tell
a true prophet or prophetess of God from a false one, is
by their lifestyle.
The office of prophet
in the Bible was neither
lucrative nor glamorous.
True prophets were
often subjected to all forms of scorn, abuse, mockery,
persecution. They lived
pretty scant and perilous lives.
Isaiah was sawed in
half by evil king Manasseh. Jeremiah was thrown into a
muddy cistern for days, and almost died of asphyxiation,
starvation and thirst, Ezekiel was taken into captivity
(slavery), and Daniel was exiled and later thrown into a
Take John the
Baptist: According to Jesus there was "no
greater prophet than John" (Luke 7:28).
He lived in the hot,
dry, barren desert, wore camel skin (no doubt somewhat
smelly, ugly and not very fashionable), and survived by
eating wild honey and locusts, which are desert insects,
whose flesh resembles worms.
Only false prophets lived
lives of extreme comfort and luxury. Apparently,
to prophesy falsely against Israel to
get Balak's monetary rewards.
The false prophets
and soothsayers in Babylon lived in the king's palace
while wonderful, precious Daniel was falsely accused and
persecuted for his faith.
The false prophets of
Baal lived comfortable lives and sat at Queen Jezebel's
table, while Elijah, the
true prophet of God, had to go into hiding and have his
meals delivered by raven express.
Another way of
distinguishing a true prophet from a false prophet is his
or her track record. Does this person have A
PROVEN, VERIFIABLE HISTORY OF PROPHESYING ACCURATELY? Have
their "words" and prophecies been fulfilled in exact
Still another way to
tell if the "prophecy" is true is: does
it witness to your spirit? Does the inner man of the
spirit concur with it, or does it feel uneasy about it?
If you're not sure,
get alone somewhere with God, seek His counsel, and ask
the Holy Spirit to confirm if the message comes from Him
through a second or third witness. Then wait a while
to see whether He does or not.
This is totally
scriptural, since God's Word says "in the multitude of
counselors there is safety" (Proverbs 11:14) and "In the
mouth of TWO OR THREE WITNESSES shall EVERY WORD BE
ESTABLISHED" (2 Corinthians 13:1).
If it truly came from
God, the Holy Spirit will
gladly confirm it in a number of ways.
Finally, there's the
"Word" test. And this is the
most important test of all:
Does the message the
prophet delivered concur
with God's Word, or does it CONTRADICT IT?
If it CONTRADICTS God's Word
in the least, REJECT IT IMMEDIATELY! It's false, because
God never, ever contradicts Himself.
ALL PROPHECY must be judged
by, and subjected to, God's Holy Word, which is
So, when SOME
CHRISTIAN comes to you with a "word from God", BE
VERY SKEPTICAL. WHY would God go thru
a "third party"?
AND WILL speak directly to you. You are, after all,
He may go through
others occasionally, but those occasions are
VERY, VERY rare.
So, when another
believer, or a supposed "man or woman of God", comes to
you with a "message" or "word" supposedly from God, don't
be too quick or eager to "receive" it. Submit it to these
five tests: lifestyle, track record, witness of the
Spirit, a second or third witness and, above all, God's
Holy, Perfect Word.
If it fails ANY of these
tests, reject it. It's
NOT from God.
Seek God DIRECTLY,
IGNORE the "word" from the supposed "prophet", and get on
with your life!
THURSDAY, MARCH 27,
WHY US ?
Are we the generation
that will experience the Rapture and Second Coming of
We've been expecting
Him for some time...
characteristic of the Book of Revelation is that every
generation has thought it applied to them.
Around the first
millennium A.D. there was widespread expectation that
Jesus would return.
Paul and John thought
He would return in the first century.
How, then, can we be sure
that WE ARE the generation that will witness most of
its predictions? How can we
be sure we are living at "the time of the end" which
our Lord so eloquently described?
There are MANY
reasons. They include:
1. There's a long,
sustained tradition in both Judaism and Christianity that
Jesus (Messiah) would return/appear in
the 6th Millennium after Creation. We're it.
This tradition is
not without biblical basis, since the Lord re-created
the earth in SIX days and 2 Peter 3:8 tells us with the
Lord "a day is as a thousand
years, and a thousand
years is as a day".
He also RESTED on the
7th day, which would correspond to the 7th Millennium, which
will be that 1,000-year period of REST, restoration and
world peace when Jesus will establish His Millennial
Kingdom on earth.
2. It would be downright
IMPOSSIBLE for some of the prophecies in Revelation,
the Gospels, Zechariah and Daniel to be fulfilled UNLESS
Israel had been reborn as a national entity, and UNLESS
Jews controlled biblical Jerusalem. Such things didn't
exist for nearly 2,000 years, and didn't materialize ‘til
1948 and 1967, respectively.
3. Luke 21:24-36
unquestionably tells us that the
generation when Jerusalem is no longer trampled by
gentiles "will NOT pass away" without Jesus coming in
the clouds "with power and great glory".
trampled, NON-STOP, by gentiles for 2,030 years. It hasn't
been trampled since June 7, 1967.
Without a question, we
ARE that generation.
4. Daniel 9:25 says
there must be 7-weeks (7 sevens) FROM the word to return
and build Old Testament Jerusalem to Messiah Prince. That
period began in 1967-68.
5. One of the
conditions for our "gathering together unto Him", as per 2
Thessalonians 2:3 is the unveiling (revelation) of the
Antichrist. That has happened. We can now PROVE
his identity, undisputedly, with the Bible.
6. Daniel prophesied
that at the time of the end "many
would go to and fro and knowledge would be increased" (Daniel
12:4). What better
description of cyberspace could there be? (Keep in mind
that was written 2,500 years ago).
makes it possible for us to go "to and fro" throughout the
world, and gather enormous knowledge, at the click of a
7. The Book of Daniel
also states that its prophecies WOULD REMAIN SEALED (not
understood) UNTIL "the time of the end" (Daniel 12:4,7).
The fact we
understand most of them today is PROOF POSITIVE that
Daniel's Book is no longer sealed and, therefore, that
prophesied "time of the end" is here.
We cannot limit the Word
of God. There are certain aspects of it which
apply to every generation.
Revelation and other apocalyptic writings were
addressed IN PARTICULAR to ONE generation, and that's us.
There's never been a
generation that saw millions of people suddenly and
simultaneously vanish, a resurrected Antichrist emerge
from the bottomless pit, or people receiving a mark in
their hands or foreheads in order to buy or sell, the
Euphrates drying up, the death of ONE THIRD of mankind,
the sea and all the water turn to blood, major cities in
the world turning into rubble, or the Anti-Christ massing
armies at Armageddon trying to PREVENT the return of the
That privilege or
misfortune (depending on where we stand spiritually) has
been reserved for THIS generation:
Those who know Jesus will
experience an indescribably bright and glorious destiny.
don't will experience the
worst period IN ALL OF human history.
Which will it be for
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26,
In 2 Corinthians
12:7-10 the apostle Paul mentions "a thorn in the flesh",
which he asked God to remove.
Ask religious minds
what that thorn was, and you get some of the weirdest
answers, however, the most frequent one is that God had
afflicted Paul with some sort of physical sickness, and
that God refused to take it away.
It's often theorized,
based on Galatians 4:15 and 6:11 that that sickness was
some problem with Paul's eyes.
That, in turn, is
supposed to show that "God doesn't heal everyone".
There's no record
anywhere that God put any sickness on Paul.
God has NO sickness
to give anyone.
God is a healer. He
healed people back then and He still heals people today,
since He never changes.
Does He heal
In John 5:1-11 we
have Jesus going to the pool of Bethesda where a lot of
sick people were gathered waiting for the angel Raphael to
stir the water. Jesus didn't heal ALL of them. He healed
ONE person, who'd been invalid 38 years.
Jesus, in his human
form, having divested Himself of His glory, could do
nothing of Himself, only what He saw the Father do (John
God knows every mind
and every heart.
How the Father
determines who gets healed and who doesn't, WE ARE NOT
No theologian knows,
no minister knows, you don't know, and I don't know.
We know Grace and
faith (trust) plays a significant part but, since faith is
A GIFT of God, and the fruit of the Spirit, how does God
decide to dispense such faith?
No one this side of
heaven knows the EXACT dynamics involved in the
supernatural healing process.
The Bible tells us
that God did blind Paul TEMPORARILY on the way to Damascus
(Acts 9:8,9), but we're also told when Ananias prayed for
him his eyesight returned (Acts 9:17,18).
While it's true that
Paul seems to indicate a vision problem, there's no record
anywhere that it was caused by God.
The probable reason
was the deplorable "living conditions" he was subjected
Paul had been
imprisoned more than once (Acts 16:16-28), including at
the infamous Mamertine dungeon in Rome. There
were no windows, hence NO VENTILATION, and NO LIGHT.
It was a dark, damp,
unsanitary, smelly, rodent infested, urine and feces
His vision problems
are likely to be the result of being held there, not
because God would afflict his own son and faithful
So, what was Paul's
According to 2
Corinthians 12:7 it wasn't any illness, but AN ANGEL OF
Paul said this angel
was assigned to "buffet him", lest he become conceited due
to the tremendous revelations he'd received.
The Greek word kolaphizo means
to strike with the fist or knuckles.
Evidently, Satan had
assigned one of his angels to continually harass Paul and
make his life miserable.
That seems to be his
M.O. where people of God are concerned.
He specifically asked
God's permission to afflict Job and then brought all
manner of suffering and calamities on him (Job 1:9-18;
In Luke 22:31 we read
how he personally asked for
Peter, Jesus' designated leader of the Early Church, so he
could "sift him as wheat".
So this is nothing
new, as far as the devil is concerned.
Paul asked God to
take the angel of Satan away and, contrary to what
religion teaches, God DIDN'T DENY the request. He merely
said His GRACE "IS
SUFFICIENT" to handle the problem.
Paul clearly and
UNDISPUTEDLY says the thorn was "a messenger (angel) of
Why waste time and
energy on religions minds, when
you can find the REAL answers IN THE BIBLE?
TUESDAY, MARCH 25,
"But as the church
is subject to Christ, so also the wives ought to be to
their husbands in everything. Husbands,
LOVE YOUR WIVES, JUST AS Christ also LOVED THE CHURCH AND
GAVE Himself up FOR HER, so that He might sanctify
her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the
Husbands, LOVE YOUR WIVES
AND DO NOT BE HARSH WITH THEM (Colossians 3:19).
"Husbands, in the
same way BE CONSIDERATE...WITH
YOUR WIVES, and TREAT THEM WITH RESPECT as the weaker
partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of
life, SO THAT NOTHING WILL
HINDER YOUR PRAYERS" (1 Peter 3:7).
"Wives, in the same
way submit yourselves to
your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe
the word, THEY MAY BE WON OVER WITHOUT WORDS BY THE
BEHAVIOR OF THEIR WIVES"... (1 Peter 3:1).
Satan is ON RECORD as
using the Bible and QUOTING IT -- TO
JESUS, NO LESS!
Like Satan, religion
USES the Bible, by ISOLATING
ONE VERSE or PASSAGE from ALL THE REST of God's Word, and
using it to castigate women.
Some of these verses
have often been used by
despotic, sadistic RELIGIOUS husbands to oppress their
wives, treat them as doormats, as nothing more THAN HOUSE
SLAVES who must be at their beck and call INSTANTLY, 24/7,
UNQUESTIONINGLY, and without protest.
And they often do so
with religion's blessing.
Is that what the
Is that what Jesus
Let's begin with the
first verse quoted above:
love to quote THE FIRST PART of the verse: "But as
the church is subject to Christ, so also the wives ought
to be to their husbands in everything".
LEAVE OUT the SECOND PART of
the SAME verse which says:
YOUR WIVES, JUST AS Christ also LOVED THE CHURCH AND GAVE
Himself up FOR HER"...
Why is the Church
"subject to" Christ?
KNOW He loves us, to the point of DYING FOR US.
Are you willing, if
it were necessary, to GIVE
YOUR LIFE for your wife?
Can you honestly say that
you LOVE HER AS MUCH AS CHRIST LOVES His Bride/Church?
Unless your answer to
these two questions is an
HONEST, ringing AFFIRMATIVE, you have no
right to expect her to be "subject" to you in anything.
Why should your wife
SUBMIT to you when, UNLIKE
Jesus with the Church, you never show any tenderness
or kindness toward her?
can't TRUST YOU?
Why should she defer
to your judgment when you spend all that money you could
use for that new dishwasher she desperately needs on porn
Why should she
"perform" the way you want sexually, when
the ONLY TIME YOU APPROACH HER is WHEN YOU want sex?
The reason the Church
is subject to Christ, the reason some of us are WILLING TO
TRUST JESUS even when we don't fully understand what's
going on, is because He has
EARNED OUR COMPLETE TRUST.
He has PROVEN
His Love beyond doubt, even beyond human reason.
tyrannical husbands, UNLESS you love your wives as Jesus
loves His Church, UNLESS you are WILLING TO DIE FOR HER
(and we're NOT TALKING "lip service" here, but ACTUAL
WILLINGNESS, FROM YOUR HEART) YOU HAVE NO
RIGHT TO EXPECT YOUR WIVES TO BLINDLY and
unquestioningly obey you.
You have NO RIGHT, under
ANY circumstance, to abuse your wife physically,
verbally, psychologically, OR ANY OTHER WAY.
If you hit her, you're
nothing but a sadistic coward, who needs to repent,
ask God's forgiveness, BEG HER FORGIVENESS, and give your
heart to Jesus.
You may deceive
others, including some misogynist religious fools that
(unfortunately) stand behind the pulpit, but Jesus isn't
fooled by your hypocrisy:
He sees right through
you and knows EXACTLY what
is in your selfish heart AT ALL TIMES.
The reason we
WILLINGLY become "love slaves" to our beautiful
Bridegroom, is because He
MELTS our hearts with His tenderness and Love.
You want your wife to
be submissive? Then BE
Spend QUALITY time
with her, and be there
whenever she needs you, AS JESUS IS FOR HIS CHURCH.
Speak to her lovingly
and tenderly as Jesus speaks to His Bride, the Church.
Well, you're piling
it on us men, what about
women? Oh, I'll deal with them separately, Lord
Don't criticize her if
you don't want her to criticize you.
Praise her often:
Women NEVER GET TIRED
OF HEARING how beautiful they look, how good that dress or
those jeans look on her, how good she smells, how much you
love her, or how you couldn't wait to see her and be with
her. AND MEAN IT!
Women have a sixth
sense that tells them when you're genuine or NOT.
Don't say it UNLESS
you really mean it or it will backfire.
You want her to be a
better housekeeper? tell
her what a good housekeeper she is.
You want her to be a
better cook? Compliment that pot roast or lasagna she made
You want her to be a
better lover in bed... ?
Don't criticize her
performance, don't ask her to do anything that bothers
her conscience, or that she doesn't feel comfortable
Two of the biggest
mistakes men make in that department are:
1. TOO MUCH TOO SOON.
Your wife is NOT A CAR. You can't step on the accelerator
and go from zero to 50 in three seconds.
Take time first to
"warm up her engine", genius!
2. Most men
erroneously think it's ALL about PHYSICAL technique. It's
not all physical, IT'S LARGELY MENTAL & emotional.
It's not about
knowing 50 different "positions", you big baboon! Caressing
the mind IS JUST AS IMPORTANT as TOUCHING THE BODY.
The most important
sex organ in the human body is not genitalia: IT'S THE
Stimulate HER MIND
with gentle, romantic, positive WORDS
(and not JUST when you want sex) and you'll be one happy
MONDAY, MARCH 24,
THE RICHES OF SILENCE
"For I desire that
you know what great conflict I have for you, and for them
at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in
their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in
love, and UNTO ALL RICHES of the full assurance of
understanding... the mystery of God, and of the
Father, and of Christ.
whom are hid ALL THE
TREASURES of wisdom and knowledge".
Silence and solitude
are two of the most squandered and unappreciated spiritual
blessings our daily existence affords.
In this hectic,
non-stop, multitasking word, they are becoming more and
Young people today
(and even some adults) hardly even look up anymore.
They spend 80% of
their time gazing at their IPhones checking who texted
them and texting back about silly, inconsequential stuff: empty
rhetoric that will be forgotten sooner than it was
Kinda makes you
wonder how we all managed 20 years ago, when this
technology WASN'T available.
It's just one more
gadget that competes with
God FOR YOUR TIME.
Those who mean
business with the Lord, those who want spiritual growth, MUST
MAKE "time" to be ALONE with God and ENJOY His solitude.
huge difference between being "alone with" God and
When we are "alone
with" Him, we are NEVER lonely.
Spending quality time
with Jesus is very enjoyable and illuminating but also A
couldn't live without it.
MAKE TIME to get away
from the hustle, bustle and pressure and be in some quiet
place with the Lord, where there
are no interruptions, no one rushing you, or making
demands on your time.
It's in those moments
of solitude where we bask in His glorious Presence,
commune with the Lord beyond human language, allow Him to
renew and replenish our soul, and give us revelation.
It's in those moments
that we LISTEN TO the SILENCE, until we "hear" His Voice.
It's when we receive
guidance and His Divine Wisdom which is infinitely
superior to ours.
Jesus spent lots of
times interacting with and ministering to the people,
teaching them and His disciples. But
He also found it NECESSARY, quite often, to retreat to a
solitary place, ALL BY HIMSELF, to pray and commune with
the Father (Matthew 14:23; Mark 1:35; Luke 5:16).
It worked for Jesus,
and it will work for you.
As Ecclesiastes 3:1,7
so beautifully says :
"To every thing there
is a season, and a time to
every purpose under the heaven:
...a time to
speak and a time to keep
Spend time IN SILENCE
and SOLITUDE with Jesus, treasuring Him, meditating His
Word, and LISTENING to His Voice IN the silence.
Then, when you open
your mouth, what comes out will be worth hearing.
SUNDAY, MARCH 23,
The media has been all
over Fred Phelps' death this week.
can't blame the media for this one. This guy HAD
IT COMING and RICHLY DESERVES every bit of criticism he
In case you don't
remember, Phelps was the "pastor", and I use the term with
GREAT latitude, of the so-called Westboro Baptist Church.
He and his groupies
became infamous for crashing gay funerals, especially
those of gays in the military, rejoicing
that the dead person had "gone to hell", with signs
spreading THE LIE that
"God hates fags".
I need to pause right
here and say that I came to saving faith in Christ (became
born-again) through the ministry of three Baptist
Generally speaking, I
love our Baptist brothers and sisters, including most in
the ministry, and I certainly owe those three precious men
(the late Theodore Epp, the late Oliver Greene, and the
aging Billy Graham) an eternal debt of gratitude.
Wish I could say the
same for Fred: His message and actions were despicable,
and TOTALLY MISREPRESENTED the
Gospel and the Christian faith.
There was NO
redemption and NO "GOOD NEWS" in Fred's hate-filled
But the true Gospel
is NOT what Fred's 40-member congregation, composed mostly
of his own family and relatives, was all about.
And Paul is clear
that WHOEVER preaches
ANOTHER "gospel", even if it's an angel from heaven, he/she/it
IS ACCURSED (Galatians
all sin for all time, and ALL
THOSE WHO RECEIVE HIM INTO THE DEPTHS OF THEIR BEING- INCLUDING
GAYS - are
eternally saved by His all too amazing Grace (2
Corinthians 5:19; Ephesians 2:8-9; Hebrews 10:14).
I hope that, somehow,
Fred made it to heaven.
I hope that God, by
His infinite and sheer Grace, has forgiven this hateful
bastard's BLATANT STUPIDITY, and
extended Fred the very GRACE he denied others.
The great irony is
that if and when he does get there, he
will find many former gays who gave their hearts to Jesus and
GOT TO HEAVEN AHEAD OF HIM.
SATURDAY, MARCH 22,
Since the dawn of
human history, religion has wanted control.
It wants to control
It wants to control
This is true of ALL
religion, including all forms of Christianism.
Ever noticed how
people of certain sects, although they have different
faces, height, weight, etc. seem
to share a common "look"?
people how to live, think, talk, act. How to spend
their money, what to eat and drink (or NOT), what to wear
(or NOT), where to go, when
to go, and how they should look and comport themselves.
Religion turns people
into assembly line androids.
Religion also wants
to control God. It wants to tell God what
sins He can forgive and which sins He can't.
Religion wants to
IMPOSE CONDITIONS UNDER which God may,
or may NOT, forgive certain sins.
It wants to tell the
Almighty WHOM He can save or
It wants to decide
WHEN it's appropriate to worship God and when it ISN'T.
It even wants to tell
God WHAT He Himself said and didn't say.
And God is
having NONE OF IT.
"I will have mercy ON
mercy" (Exodus 33:19; Romans 9:15).
NOBODY'S telling God what He
can or cannot do, whom He can or can't save.
NOBODY is imposing any
"CONDITIONS" on the Almighty, under which He may
accomplish His Sovereign
That includes YOUR
DENOMINATION and its FOUNDER(S), whatever and whoever
they may be.
God does not require their
permission or their approval to do AS HE PLEASES, HOW HE
PLEASES, WHEN He pleases
and WHERE He pleases.
Because He IS God,
your religion can't control Him.
IT COULD control Him, He WOULDN'T BE God.
Your religion will
soon come to a sudden and timely end.
God and His Mercy will endure forever.
FRIDAY, MARCH 21,
After 2,000 years of
Church history, most Christians think, speak and act as
That's why the Church
remains in a state of perpetual
spiritual infancy. No wonder there's so
much division, pettiness, envy and jealousy!
We should all be responsible,
While it's true that,
in order to enter His Kingdom, we
must become "as little children" (trusting and innocent),
we are NOT to REMAIN children.
DEPEND on adults. They DEPEND on them to feed them, clothe
them, house them, protect them, care for them if they're
sick, and pray for them.
Adults have no such options.
Adults depend on no one but God.
Adults GOTTA DO
THE JOB THEMSELVES.
I have to say this
because there are people in
many different stages of spiritual growth reading
If you got saved just
a few days ago, a few months ago, of course, you're still
a babe in Christ and YOU SHOULD SEEK HELP, IF AND WHEN
Even if you're a
long-time Christian, but still a spiritual babe, SEEK
But how can people
who've been Christian for 10, 15, 20 years or
more REMAIN spiritual babies? Something's wrong.
In the natural, when
our children get to be a certain age, we EXPECT THEM to
start assuming responsibility. We EXPECT THEM to pull
their own weight.
If your 20 year old
came to you WITH EVERY
LITTLE PROBLEM he or she has, wouldn't you at some
point say, "look, son, I'd love to help you, but I
can't do EVERYTHING for you. You gotta solve some of these
God expects the same from us
spiritually. I know YOU
WON'T HEAR THAT IN CHURCH. I KNOW YOU WON'T HEAR THAT
IN CHRISTIAN MEETINGS, and you
certainly WON'T HEAR IT IN RELIGIOUS INFOMERCIALS.
WANT YOU TO STAY DEPENDENT. Ministers are AFRAID that,
if you ever become independent, YOU'LL
STOP SENDING DONATIONS.
The whole religious system
is designed to EXPLOIT your dependency.
Christian CHURCH/ CAMP MEETING/ TV/ CONVENTION/
CONFERENCE/INFOMERCIAL sub-culture is totally BASED ON
Fear doesn't come from God.
Fear is of the devil (2 Timothy 1:7).
That's why we have a
weak, lethargic, emaciated Church full of spiritual
pygmies, when, by now, we
should ALL be giants!
There's plenty of
blame to go around, but the
brunt of the blame falls on so-called "Christian leaders"
who, instead of promoting spiritual growth and empowering
believers to STAND, promote spiritual dependency.
This ministry has
been raised by God to DELIVER CHRISTIANS FROM dependency
and from all forms of RELIGIOUS BONDAGE.
Go ahead, shake off
the shackles of religion: DECLARE YOUR independence.
THURSDAY, MARCH 20,
THE THREE HARVESTS
There are THREE
harvests mentioned in the Bible and the Book of
fulfillment of all three happens during the tribulation's
The first is the
earliest crop harvest of the 144,000 Israelites who are
purchased from among mankind and appear in front of God's
Throne (Revelation 14:1-5).
They would correspond
to Israel's barley harvest which takes place shortly after
Passover (Leviticus 23:9-14; 1 Corinthians 15:20).
The second one is the
wheat harvest which takes place from Passover to Pentecost
These are gentiles
who come to faith in Christ when
an angel flies in mid-air and (for the first time in
history) preaches the Eternal Gospel to every nation,
followed by another angel who warns against receiving the
mark of the beast (Revelation 14:6-7).
The wheat represents
the harvest of the earth which is over-ripe and about to
It represents those
individuals from various nations of the world (gentiles) who
were unsaved at the Rapture, hence remained on earth, and
got saved during the tribulation.
In the first century,
when Revelation was written, and to this day in many
agricultural areas of the world, wheat
is threshed using an instrument called a "tribulum".
The tribulum is used
to FORCIBLY separate the
wheat from the chaff.
These people have
gone through the tribulation, and have been threshed like
They are overripe and
about to spoil, when God's angel puts in his sickle and
harvests them (raptures) them PRIOR TO the 7 final
judgments (bowls) of God's wrath (Revelation 14:15-16).
They appear in heaven
in Revelation 15:2 singing "the Song of Moses (one of the
Two Witnesses) and of the
Then comes the third
and FINAL harvest:
The Grape Harvest in
Israel officially begins on Av 15 and ends on Yom Kippur.
After the Church is
in heaven, after the 144,000 are raptured on First Fruits
of Barley, after the harvest of the earth (wheat) is
raptured on Pentecost, the grape clusters will be cut and
thrown into the Great Wine Press of God's Wrath
They'll be gathered
outside Jerusalem and Jesus will (figuratively speaking)
STOMP ON THEM (as grapes were stomped in ancient times to
make wine) until their blood runs like a river from
Megiddo, down the Jezreel Valley, down the Kidron Valley,
all the way to Ezion Geber in the (aptly named) Red Sea
(Isaiah 63:1-6; Revelation 14:19-20).
The tribulation ends
after the third harvest is complete.
Sukkot, an 8-day
Feast that begins 5 days later, celebrates the
in-gathering of the fruit (7 species) of the Land of
That's when Jews
return to Jerusalem and the 12 tribes will begin to be
regathered into the ancient Land of Canaan, the Land of
Israel, which is their eternal possession.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19,
Church history shows
that the pendulum has swung to both extremes on this
First we had
organized Christianism claiming the EXCLUSIVE RIGHT to
interpret the Scriptures.
Then came the
Reformation that taught that
the Holy Spirit is THE ONLY CORRECT INTERPRETER of
That is true:
however, it seemed to get lost in translation somewhere
along the way:
Somehow or other,
Christians turned it into "I
HAVE THE RIGHT TO
INTERPRET SCRIPTURE ANY
WAY THAT SEEMS RIGHT TO ME".
The result of this
false and irrational approach speaks for itself: over
32,000 denominations often warring against each other,
contradicting each other, and each claiming to have "THE
ONLY CORRECT" interpretation.
Christian universities and
seminaries that glorify the corrupt human intellect, which
is IN ENMITY WITH GOD (Romans 8:7) to
the EXCLUSION of the Spirit of God.
Authors who claim
"the Bible says" something THAT
IT DOESN'T SAY AT ALL.
Not to mention, with
the advent of cyberspace, myriad
INDIVIDUAL FALSE teachers all claiming to possess "THE
ONLY" correct view, and often professing to be THE ONLY
INDIVIDUAL ON THE PLANET who "knows the truth".
Your mind IS NOT the Holy
Spirit and the Holy Spirit IS NOT your corrupt mind.
learning has its place, and we certainly do not advocate
ignorance, the Bible is
primarily A SPIRITUAL BOOK.
It is inspired
by the Holy Spirit. Therefore He
is THE ONLY authorized interpreter (2 Timothy 3:16; 2
In order to get HIS
INTERPRETATION, instead of your fallible mind's biased
one, we need to:
TOTALLY HONEST with God, with ourselves, and with
WRONG with saying "I DON'T KNOW". Better to say it
than to lead others astray.
WRONG with admitting that WE ARE FALLIBLE HUMANS who DON'T
KNOW EVERYTHING, MAKE MISTAKES and that, despite our
best efforts, DO NOT ALWAYS
GET EVERYTHING RIGHT. I know all
of this applies TO ME.
On the other hand, IT
IS WRONG to PRETEND TO KNOW and come up with some
cockamamie "explanation" when we really HAVE NO CLUE.
must be READY TO ACCEPT TRUTH, AT ALL COSTS: whether
it is to our liking, or not.
3. We must,
therefore, COMPLETELY SET ASIDE OUR PERSONAL PREFERENCES
and approach the Scriptures
WITHOUT ANY BIAS or PRECONCEIVED ideas.
CANNOT and DOES NOT contradict Himself. All Scripture
must be understood IN CONTEXT, and must be compared TO ALL
OTHER SCRIPTURES that deal with the same subject.
When we ISOLATE a
verse from the rest of the Bible, and IGNORE what it says
elsewhere about that same topic, DOCTRINAL ERROR WILL BE
THE INEVITABLE RESULT.
GREAT DEAL OF HUMILITY.
We must HUMBLE
OURSELVES, seek the Holy Spirit's TRUE INTERPRETATION, and
be ready to ACCEPT WHAT HE SHOWS, regardless OF WHAT IT
The question is NEVER "what DO
I THINK this means"? But, rather, "Holy Spirit, WHAT
DID YOU INTEND TO SAY? WHAT is the meaning YOU
WANT to convey?
This applies TO ALL
guidelines are applied and meticulously followed, we will
continue to spread lies, false doctrine, rumors, heresies
and half-truths: DECEIVING AND BEING DECEIVED, EVER
"learning" but NEVER COMING TO the knowledge of the Truth.
TUESDAY, MARCH 18,
"... but WE
ALSO GLORY IN OUR SUFFERINGS, because we know that SUFFERING
PRODUCES PERSEVERANCE; PERSEVERANCE, CHARACTER; AND
CHARACTER, HOPE. And hope
does not make us ashamed, because God's LOVE HAS BEEN
POURED OUT INTO OUR HEARTS THROUGH the Holy Spirit, who
has been given to us" (Romans 5:1-5).
"You have heard that
it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth. But I tell
you, DO NOT RESIST AN EVIL
PERSON. IF ANYONE SLAPS YOU ON THE RIGHT CHEEK, TURN
TO THEM THE OTHER CHEEK ALSO. And if anyone wants to sue
you and TAKE YOUR SHIRT, HAND OVER YOUR COAT AS WELL. If
anyone FORCES YOU TO GO ONE MILE, GO WITH THEM TWO MILES.
Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from
the one who wants to borrow from you.
You have heard that it
was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I
tell you, LOVE YOUR ENEMIES
AND PRAY FOR THOSE WHO PERSECUTE YOU...
BE PERFECT, THEREFORE, AS your
heavenly Father is perfect" (Matthew 5:39-48).
SUFFERINGS OF THIS PRESENT TIME ARE NOT WORTH COMPARING
WITH THE GLORY that will be revealed in us" (Romans
faithful UNTO DEATH and I will give you the
crown of Life" (Revelation 2:10).
Jesus gave the
HIGHEST COMMAND EVER GIVEN: to love not merely our
neighbor, BUT TO LOVE EVEN
Through such DIVINE Love we
would reach Perfection, meaning God Himself.
Such command is
IMPOSSIBLE for a natural human being to keep. There's NO
WAY, no matter HOW MUCH we may WANT TO, that a natural
human in his/her fallen condition can produce, let alone
SUSTAIN, that kind of Love.
Even when man was
created, EVEN BEFORE HE SINNED, he was NOT CAPABLE OF such
God made man a
little below Himself, a
little below Perfection (Psalm 8:5).
Everything He created
was "exceedingly good". Yet it
WASN'T PERFECT (Genesis 1:26-31). And that included
Divine Love IS Perfection.
Divine Love is Divine
Divine Love IS
Divine Love is a
CONSUMING and REFINING FIRE.
Divine Love is
Jesus (1 John 4:16).
Some religions and
philosophies TALK ABOUT love expressed as mercy and
compassion. But it's nothing more than A THEORY: an
UNATTAINABLE IDEAL, which even its proponents could never
DEMONSTRATE, or even COME CLOSE.
Since, they could not
achieve, or demonstrate such Love in their lifetime, and
they are NOW DEAD, they came up with the idea of ENDLESS
"reincarnations" where, IN
UNPROVEN THEORY, it would EVENTUALLY be achieved.
Jesus, on the other
hand, BEING LOVE PERSONIFIED, not only gave the command, but
DEMONSTRATED SUCH LOVE by BECOMING obedient UNTO DEATH, by
WILLINGLY giving His Life and pouring out His Blood for
others, EVEN FOR HIS
Although He would have been MORE
THAN JUSTIFIED IN DOING SO, He didn't accuse those who
falsely slandered Him, hated Him, and sentenced Him to
Rather, He loved His enemies
to the death, praying for them EVEN AS HE HUNG ON THE
CROSS (Luke 23:34). Glory to Jesus forever and ever!
He then PUT HIS OWN
DIVINE LOVE in our hearts, as we read above, through His
The ONLY WAY to manifest the
Love of God, which is His VERY Nature, is to walk in
It cannot manifest
ANY OTHER WAY because Love
is the FRUIT OF the Spirit (Galatians 5:22).
Divine Love becomes
perfected in us (as we also read above) THROUGH
When we give in to Divine
Love, NO MATTER WHAT THE COST, it consumes our impurities
and becomes One with us.
Jesus, as a human, became
perfected through suffering by GIVING IN TO Divine
Love and NOT resisting, even when it meant DEATH ON THE
CROSS (Hebrews 2:10).
Divine Love exalted
Him TO THE HIGHEST and gave Him a Name ABOVE EVERY NAME, that
at Jesus' Name every knee will bow (Philippians
When PERFECTION in Divine
Love is reached, suffering (as humans understand the term)
FEAR is also ERADICATED
(1 John 4:18).
Jesus, as God, IS
But Jesus, as human,
having taken off His glory in order to save us, gave in to
Divine Love (Himself) unto the very death. He,
as last Adam, became a PERFECTED human:
LONGER "a little below Elohim", BUT THE HUMAN ELOHIM.
Thus He became THE
PERFECT EXAMPLE for the rest of us who are PREDESTINED to
become... Him (Romans 8:29).
reach His Perfection.
Divine Love TRUSTS
itself to the very death: Because there
is NO FEAR in love.
Because Divine Love
is THE LIFE, He knows He
cannot die (John 10:17-18).
Hence Jesus trusted
Divine Love (Himself) even
when He went to hell, KNOWING that DEATH IS A LIE, and
that the Only Truth is THE LIFE (Himself). Therefore,
death (the lie) couldn't hold Him.
Jesus knew that the
Divine Love in Him would not allow His flesh to see
corruption, nor would it leave His soul in hell (Psalm
When we become One
with Divine Love we step into the realm of Light (glory). Thus
we are translated (raptured) from this sub realm of
sound, which is far lower.
We step from
time into eternity.
When we give in to
Divine Love He draws us unto Himself and we become One
Christ's Love has
been shed abroad in our hearts by His Holy Spirit. It's
our choice to either ignore it, resist it, or
GIVE IN TO Him.
I choose, by the
Grace of God, to GIVE IN TO
YOU, Divine Love, Lord
How about you?
MONDAY, MARCH 17,
OOOPS ! I FORGOT THE
Every believer in
Christ MUST KNOW WHERE his/her spirit is located.
The Bible says unless
we are born OF THE SPIRIT, we
cannot enter God's Kingdom (John 3:5).
It's in our spirit
that Jesus LIVES by His Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:17).
The Bible COMMANDS US
to "walk in the spirit" (Galatians 5:16):
The Bible COMMANDS US
to "LIVE in the spirit"
(Romans 8:2; Galatians 5:25; Philippians 3:3):
HOW can we LIVE IN
something whose location we
don't know and can't even find?
HOW can we LIVE IN
something that we TOTALLY
... That we can't
even detect and to which, consequently, we
CAN'T PAY ANY ATTENTION?
I've taught often on
where the human spirit is located:
According to Daniel
7:15, it's in "the MIDST of"
According to Jesus
it's in our belly or
"innermost being" (John 7:38-39)
This is all true and
However, the Bible
mentions another part of the
human anatomy WHERE THE SPIRIT IS ALSO LOCATED and WHICH
IS ALSO IN "the MIDST of our bodies":
Every time I teach on
it, I make a mental note to include THE KIDNEYS, and then
forget to do so!
The King James
Version of the Bible usually renders the Hebrew Kilyah and
the Greek nephrous "reins", while other
translations use the words "mind", "inward parts", or
"conscience", but both words
literally mean "kidneys".
That's why a doctor
who specializes in treatment of kidneys and kidney disease
is called nephrologist.
When Jesus says in
Revelation 2:23: "...and all the churches shall know that
I am He who searches the
minds (nephrous) and
hearts (kardias)", He's literally saying He
searches the hearts and kidneys!
Similarly, when David
says in Psalm 16:7:
"I will bless the
LORD, who has given me
counsel: my heart (kilyah) also instructs
me in the night seasons".
He literally says "MY
KIDNEYS also instruct me in the night".
There are a number of
other Scriptures that use the word "kidneys" in similar
fashion referring (figuratively) to
a person's deepest inward parts:
Job 16:13; 19:27;
Psalms 7:9; 26:2; 73:21; 139:13; Proverbs 23:16; Isaiah
11:5; Jeremiah 11:20; 12:2; 17:10; 20:12; Lamentations
What's even more
interesting: Most of these verses speak of the
"heart" and the "kidneys" as DISTINCT AND SEPARATE PARTS
of our SPIRITS (innermost being).
Oh, dear God... I
just realized as I typed this that the "kidneys" are what
Romans 8:27 refers to as "THE
MIND OF the spirit". It's the
part of the human spirit THAT THINKS.
I've used that mind
FOR YEARS when I wanted to communicate with God (other
than in unknown tongues) and NOT
ALLOW Satan to intercept my part of the discussion.
The Holy Spirit has
even prompted me, at times, TO SWITCH from the natural
mind (in my head) to the
spirit's mind (in my midst) and, now I know more
specifically, in the kidney area!
Don't give me that
strange look... These things
are in the Bible, and have been there for
THOUSANDS of years.
It's too bad that
YOUR RELIGION never mentions
Besides the testimony
of Scripture, those who EXPERIENCE Christ on a regular
basis, KNOW INSTINCTIVELY that it is so:
It's from the kidney
area that we experience that
thrilling sense of "elevation", when we commune
intimately with Christ, almost
as though we're floating or suspended effortlessly in
So, the spirit is
located in our stomachs, but also in
our entire MIDDLE SECTION, all the way around, into our
worshipers worship God IN SPIRIT (John 4:23-24), next
time your worship Jesus do so from
the MIDDLE of your body, from the stomach AND... don't
forget, from the kidneys!
SUNDAY, MARCH 16,
HE'S NOT GOD
COULD NOT BELIEVE, because Isaiah said again: He
HAS BLINDED THEIR EYES, AND HARDENED THEIR HEARTS; that
they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with
their hearts, AND BE CONVERTED, and I should heal them
Is Satan "god" of
One of THE MOST
ATTACKED STATEMENTS on this website is where
I DENY Satan "god" status IN THIS WORLD, or ANY OTHER.
Hard to believe, but it's
NOT SATANISTS, or even plain unbelievers, who attack
our statement, BUT SUPPOSED
"Christians" who DON'T
KNOW HOW TO ANSWER an unbeliever: or make a SOLID ARGUMENT
"Christians" who wouldn't
know HOW TO DEFEND Jesus' Deity to a Jehovah's
Witness, a Mormon, or a member of the falsely called
"Church of God", EVEN IF
THEIR LIFE DEPENDED ON IT.
KNOW HOW TO STAND for Satan!
The know HOW
TO ARGUE for Satan's alleged "deity"!
In fact, 2
Corinthians 4:4 is probably THE
ONLY VERSE IN THE BIBLE they know, or at least THINK
The standard, and
MISTAKEN, teaching in "Christian" circles is that it is
talking about Satan. It is
NOT. The passage says:
"But if our gospel be
hid, it is hid TO THEM THAT
ARE LOST: in whom the
God of this world has
blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the
light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the Image
of God, should shine unto them" (2 Corinthians 4:4).
The word "Satan" DOES
NOT APPEAR ANYWHERE in
It says that the
Gospel is hid to those who
ARE (already) LOST (John 3:18).
This verse does
NOT TALK about Satan AT ALL.
It talks about the Most High God BLINDING THE MINDS OF
UNBELIEVERS (those who persist in rejecting Jesus and,
therefore, ARE IRRETRIEVABLY
LOST (Genesis 6:3).
what it says and also in the anchor verse quoted above
from John's Gospel.
Similar statements about
God, NOT SATAN, are found in Isaiah 6:10; 2
Thessalonians 2:11-12 and Romans 1:21-28, where He gives
people to darkness or spiritual blindness (strong
delusion) because of the hardness of their hearts.
These people from
whom the Gospel (Good News of ) IS HID, and whose
minds have been BLINDED BY GOD are those who
have BLASPHEMED the Holy Spirit by ADAMANTLY, and
REPEATEDLY, rejecting His witness about Jesus.
As Jesus pointedly
stated in Matthew 12:32 there's
NO FORGIVENESS FOR THAT SIN, in this world (age), or in
the world (age) to come.
2 Corinthians 4:4
says in the original Greek: ho
theos ho aion.
Almighty God, THE SUPREME DEITY, NOT to Satan.
the VERY SAME Greek word (aioni)
in Matthew 12:32 when He says there's no forgiveness for
those who blaspheme the Spirit in this world (age) or the
world (age) to come.
Note: I don't want to
get 100 letters from scared Christians asking if they
have, perchance, blasphemed the Holy Spirit. If you have
EVEN the SLIGHTEST CONCERN about it, it means that
Well what about John
12:31, where Jesus says "NOW THE
PRINCE OF THIS WORLD will be driven out"?
1. Jesus called Satan
"prince" of this world, NOT
"god". He NEVER calls Satan "god". NEVER!!!
2. Satan was
"prince", NOT god, of
this world ONLY TEMPORARILY until
Jesus deposed him. That's why Christ clearly stated
(prior to His death, Resurrection and Ascension) that
Satan was ABOUT TO be
"driven out". And,
3. The Greek words
there are TOTALLY DIFFERENT to 2 Corinthians 4:4 : Jesus
refers to Satan as archon
tou kosmou "the
prince (or principality or ruler) of this world order".
It's the same terminology used in Ephesians 6:12 where
Paul speaks of "principalities, powers, rulers of the
darkness of this world".
The Scriptures are
CRYSTAL CLEAR as to who is God, of
THIS world, or ANY OTHER world:
earth is the Lord's, and EVERYTHING
IN IT" (1 Corinthians 10:26).
earth is the LORD'S, and everything in it, THE
WORLD, and ALL WHO LIVE IN IT" (Psalm 24:1).
3. "Let them know
that you, whose name is the LORD-- THAT YOU
ALONE are the Most High OVER
ALL THE EARTH" (Psalm 83:18).
4. "The LORD has
established his throne in heaven, and HIS
KINGDOM RULES OVER ALL" (Psalm 103:19)
5. This is what Cyrus
king of Persia says: "'The LORD, the God of heaven, HAS
GIVEN ME ALL THE KINGDOMS OF THE EARTH and he has
appointed me to build a temple ... (Ezra 1:2).
6. Daniel said, "Let
the name of God be blessed forever and ever, For wisdom
and power belong to Him. "It is He who changes the times
and the epochs; He REMOVES
KINGS AND ESTABLISHES KINGS; He gives wisdom to wise
men and knowledge to men of understanding" (Daniel
7. "...seven times
shall pass over you, till
you KNOW THAT THE MOST HIGH RULES IN THE KINGDOM OF MEN,
AND GIVES IT TO WHOMEVER HE WILL (Daniel 4:25).
8. "Let everyone be
subject to the governing authorities, for THERE
IS NO AUTHORITY EXCEPT THAT WHICH GOD HAS ESTABLISHED. The
authorities that exist have been established by God" (Romans
9. The RISEN Jesus
told His disciples that ALL
POWER is given unto Him BOTH IN HEAVEN AND ON
And Jesus came and
spoke to them, saying, ALL
GIVEN TO ME IN HEAVEN AND
ON EARTH (Matthew 28:18).
If Jesus has ALL
heaven and ON EARTH, HOW
CAN SATAN BE God of this world?
10. There's no power
but God's. Beside Him, there
is NO GOD (Isaiah 44:6).
HOW, THEN, can Satan
be god of this world ...Or
NOT god of this world, or any other world. PAUL NEVER
SAID that HE WAS. NEVER
HAS BEEN, NEVER WILL BE.
WHY WE CANNOT take ONE verse from the Bible, ISOLATE
IT from everything else it says, and say "I THINK that
Each Scripture must
be taken IN CONTEXT, and then compared
to ALL OTHER SCRIPTURES that deal with the same topic.
PRECISELY WHY we expose that false teaching for what
it is: ONE
of Satan's MANY LIES (John
Satan CAN ONLY USE
HUMANS to see his evil will done on portions of the earth,
or on certain people.
his evil purpose BY
DECEIVING the corrupt human minds he contaminated in
Eden (Romans 8:7).
And it's only THE
CORRUPT HUMAN MIND THAT INSISTS ON
turning Satan into the "god" that he'll NEVER BE.
As a brother named
David once told me: in Genesis, Satan started out as
a simple garden snake. By the end of the Book
have turned him into A HUGE DRAGON.
Let me put it clearly
That lying creep is
There isn't ONE
place in the Bible where he is called God or even
Ironically, the same
"christians" (VERY small "c") who
DENY the DEITY of Jesus, DESPERATELY WANT TO confer
divinity on Satan (John
All they're doing is manifesting
who their REAL "father" is.
SATURDAY, MARCH 15,
GOD'S LAW: ONE OR
But you don't
understand: Jesus ONLY
FULFILLED "the ceremonial" part of the Law pertaining
to animal sacrifices. He DID
NOT fulfill "the moral" part of the Law.
Please show me ONE
verse - just ONE - from
Genesis to Revelation that says the Law is separated into
a "ceremonial" part and a "moral" part.
If you can find ONE,
please send it to: email@example.com
While you're at, find
me ONE verse - just ONE -
that says Christ ONLY fulfilled the "ceremonial" part of
the Law, and NOT the moral part.
If you can find ONE, please
send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
There aren't any!
God didn't say that.
Your denomination's leader INVENTED that lie.
if the Law were SPLIT INTO TWO PARTS, there are at
least four verses in the Bible that say that
ALL IT TAKES IS ONE INFRACTION of ANY part, and YOU'RE
And that infraction
has NOTHING to do with any "ceremonial" part, or any
So, either God IS
LYING, OR your religion IS.
HOW can you even CALL
YOURSELF "Christian" when
you just said THAT CHRIST'S SACRIFICE was INCOMPLETE and,
consequently, IMPERFECT and INSUFFICIENT TO SAVE?
HOW can you even CALL
YOURSELF "Christian" when you just said THAT Christ ONLY
fulfilled "ceremonies" BUT
NOT THE MORAL PART OF GOD'S LAW, thereby making Him
HOW can you even CALL
YOURSELF "Christian" when
you just BLASPHEMED Christ and said THAT He IS NOT
SUFFICIENT TO SAVE, hence NOT the ONLY SAVIOR?
But even if your
mortal-invented religious BLASPHEMY were true, YOU STILL
COULDN'T BE SAVED by "works of obedience" or by (ALLEGEDLY
AND MENDACIOUSLY) "keeping
The New Testament
DOES NOT ALLOW for a combination of Law plus Grace:
BY GRACE, then IT IS NOT BY WORKS; OTHERWISE, GRACE IS NO
LONGER GRACE" (Romans 11:6).
Now matter how much
you try to twist it, there
is NO WAY to be saved by keeping ALL of the Law, or even
PART OF the Law:
"By the works of the
Law (of the Torah) NO ONE
will be justified" (Romans 3:20; Galatians 2:16).
What part of "NO
ONE will be justified by works" DON'T YOU GET?
But James said "faith
without works is dead".
Yes. He did. Where
did James say we are to keep God's Law?
Find me ONE verse
in James, OR IN THE ENTIRE NEW TESTAMENT that says WE ARE
JUSTIFIED wholly or partially by keeping the Law (Torah).
James said if you
keep ALL THE TORAH, ALL YOUR LIFE and
BREAK JUST ONE OF ITS 613 COMMANDMENTS, YOU
ARE A LAW-BREAKER! (James 2:10-11)
James ALSO said the
ONLY commandment we are to follow is to "love our
neighbor" as ourselves (James 2:8).
use James as an excuse, because HE
NEVER TOLD ANYONE TO KEEP GOD'S LAW.
In Acts 15:19-29
James SPECIFICALLY said Law
keeping is not required.
IGNORE Peter, Paul, John, all the apostles, AND
JESUS HIMSELF just so you can follow your rotten religion!
You are no more
"Christian" than a follower
MORE SAVED than the Pharisees OF OLD.
You need to
repent, ADMIT THAT YOU'RE A NO-GOOD SINNER IN NEED OF
THE GRACE OF GOD, that YOU
HAVE ZERO RIGHTEOUSNESS, that your
religion CAN'T SAVE YOU, FALL ON YOUR FACE BEFORE God,
receive Jesus INTO YOUR HEART as ONLY Savior and ONLY God.
Unless you do, YOU'RE
HEADED FOR HELL, I don't care how "Christian" or what
a "good person" or what a "good Adventist" you
may THINK you are.
WAY TO BE SAVED is to receive Jesus into your heart, TRUST
COMPLETELY in His PERFECT Salvation, and be born again
of His Spirit (John 3:5).
"There is SALVATION IN NO
ONE ELSE. There is NO
OTHER NAME under heaven given to men BY
WHICH WE CAN BE SAVED" (Acts 4:12).
NO ONE ELSE means Ellen
White, William Campbell, Charles Taze Russell, Joseph
Smith, and Herbert W. Armstrong CAN'T SAVE YOU.
Their DOCTRINE can't
OTHER NAME means that being Seventh Day Adventist, Church
of Christ, Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormon (LDS) and Church of
God CAN'T SAVE YOU.
Which part of NO
ONE ELSE (but Jesus) don't you understand?
Which part of NO
OTHER NAME (but Jesus) don't you get?
Repent, and TRUST
JESUS ALONE, modern Pharisee!
FRIDAY, MARCH 14,
THE INNER CHRIST
Which Jesus do you
You mean THERE'S MORE
There is THE
First Jesus and Last Adam, who died on the cross, rose
from the dead, and ascended to heaven.
That First Jesus has
multiplied into MILLIONS (or even BILLIONS) of Jesuses
(John 12:24; Romans 8:29-30; 1 Corinthians 15:35-37;
is what the past 2,000 years of human history have been
Every born-again believer is
a Jesus waiting to manifest (Romans 8:19).
We EXPERIENCE the
Christ IN us for the first time when
we INVITE Him to enter our hearts, and we're born again.
MUST KEEP EXPERIENCING HIM, INSIDE US, on a DAILY
basis, from that moment forward.
There's NO BIGGER
REASON for the church's current mediocrity BOTH, in the
pulpit and the congregation in general, than NOT
PREACHING, NOT PRACTICING and, therefore, NOT
EXPERIENCING, the inner Christ.
believers ARE NOT EVEN AWARE OF Jesus' CONSTANT Presence
It's beyond sad, it's
If you don't
EXPERIENCE the Inner Jesus daily, if you DON'T ENJOY the
Inner Jesus daily, if you don't TRUST the Inner Jesus
daily, you are missing THE BEST PART of being Christian.
Jesus isn't just OUT
THERE, He is IN HERE. He
is WITHIN US (John
14:23; Ephesians 3:17).
We may see Him ON THE
OUTSIDE "coming in the clouds, with power and great glory"
as Scripture says, but He
will transform (rapture) every believer FROM WITHIN.
His Spirit, the same
Spirit that RAISED the FIRST JESUS from the dead, WHO
LIVES IN US (Romans 8:9), will
"raise" the Jesus IN YOU at the Rapture.
That's why the Holy
Spirit is OUR GUARANTEE of Redemption and of full
Salvation (2 Corinthians 1:21-22; Ephesians 1:13-14).
It is that
INNER Jesus, that Living Savior, that SPRING OF LIVING
WATER on the inside that
will burst forth in us and SWALLOW UP our mortality FROM
That is what Paul
meant in 1 Corinthians 14:50-55 when he said that "this
corruptible MUST put on incorruption" and "this mortal
MUST put on immortality".
we are transformed in the twinkling of an eye
(raptured) and when death is
swallowed up in victory.
That's when we will
CHANGE from THE LIE (that unpleasant individual we
appear to be ON THE OUTSIDE) to
THE TRUTH (the precious, Divine Love, the God Nature,
the JESUS we TRULY ARE on
Do you trust some
DISTANT, mysterious Jesus "out there", millions of light
years away in the ever-expanding universe?
...Or the Jesus that
LIVES WITHIN YOU, ALL THE TIME?
THURSDAY, MARCH 13,
Someone recently sent
me a message by the pastor of one of the popular
mega-churches that have popped up in the past two decades
and that push their own "modern" version of Christianity:
(The kind that
President Obama usually invites to pray at public
This "pastor" (and I
use the term VERY loosely) basically
said that he didn't believe in Adam and Eve "because it's
in the Bible" but because "Jesus spoke of Adam and Eve as
That may sound O.K.
to a new believer or even to and "old" believer who only
has SUPERFICIAL knowledge of God and His Word: one of the
many with "itching ears" that unfortunately abound in
Christendom, whose spiritual
house is built on sand and are always looking for the
latest religious fad.
It is TOTAL
HOW would this "pastor"
KNOW that Jesus spoke of Adam and Eve as "historic
figures", IF IT WASN'T IN THE
The only record we
have of Jesus' true sayings is found in the Gospels and
the Book of Revelation, which are PART
OF THE BIBLE.
Allow me to
paraphrase what this jackass said:
"I don't believe WHAT
GOD said about Adam and Eve. I believe in Adam and Eve
because Jesus SPOKE ABOUT THEM as historic figures and,
IN MY OPINION, that makes it valid".
the Word of God made flesh.
You CANNOT SEPARATE
the Word of God.
You CANNOT SEPARATE Jesus
from the Bible or the Bible from Jesus because JESUS IS
THE BIBLE, and the God
of the Bible, manifested in human form.
Claiming to be a
believer in Jesus, WHILE
DENYING the ABSOLUTE AUTHORITY of His Word, is pure
Salvation is TOTALLY
BASED ON TRUST (faith, Ephesians 2:8-9).
How can you TRUST
SOMEONE when you DON'T TRUST
authority of Scripture IS
SIN: It's also heresy.
How can ANYONE trust Jesus
WITH ALL THEIR HEART, and place their ETERNAL DESTINY in
His hands, WHEN
THEY DON'T BELIEVE WHAT HE SAID?
And, by the way,
Jesus didn't just speak of Adam and Eve as "historic
figures", He ALSO SPOKE OF
THE SCRIPTURES AS
HISTORIC AND ACCURATE.
He COMMANDED people
to "SEARCH the Scriptures" (John 5:39).
Would He have given
such command if the
Scriptures WERE FALLIBLE?
...If they were
...If they lacked
AUTHORITY OR CREDIBILITY?
...If they were
historically, or otherwise, INACCURATE?
When He was TEMPTED
BY SATAN Jesus DIDN'T
REPLY, like today's arrogant fools, "I'm of the opinion"
or "I believe".
WHAT WAS Jesus'
"It is WRITTEN,IT
IS WRITTEN, IT
He then QUOTED
SCRIPTURE -- VERBATIM!
Not once, but THREE
Why trust what Jesus
said regarding Adam and Eve WHEN
YOU DON'T TRUST what He said regarding Scripture?
That's yet ANOTHER
CONTRADICTION -- and hypocritical double-standard -- by
this "popular", feel good, "I'm okay, you're okay"
NO WONDER most
Christians are pathologically confused with such
ambiguous, contradictory, heretical crap coming from the
That's why most
Christians lack character and conviction.
That's why they have
... Because they
PREFER STYLE OVER substance.
...Because instead of
hearing CLEAR, REASSURING Bible doctrine they listen to
"popular" religious trash like this, which
leaves them TOTALLY BEFUDDLED and spiritually
NO WONDER they
don't even know WHAT they believe.
NO WONDER most
don't even know how to share Jesus with others, and
wouldn't even THINK of doing so.
NO WONDER most couldn't
stand up to an atheist or the member of a cult and MAKE A
SOLID CASE FOR THE CHRISTIAN FAITH.
With "pastors" like
this, NO WONDER most sheep
have NO PROTECTION and are fair game for ANY ravenous
wolf with a CLEAR and CONVINCING message TO LEAD THEM
They merely trade
ONE DECEPTION for ANOTHER.
I can understand why
this individual would WANT TO question the authority of
the Bible, since one of its principles is to "honor your
father and mother" something that, by numerous accounts,
this jerk has failed to do.
God's Word is SINCE
The Scriptures have stood
the test of time and guided millions of lives for the past
They have stood the
test of science and archeology.
Over 2,000 of its
prophecies have been fulfilled with stunning accuracy.
It is THE
HEIGHT OF ARROGANCE for some 21st century punk, who
only got to where he is because of the daddy that he later
betrayed, to tell STUPID "Christians" that
HIS VERY FALLIBLE OPINION takes precedence OVER God's Holy
INERRANT and ETERNAL Word.
So, I've a prediction
for sandy Andy, whose house is built ON SAND, and all the
religious nincompoops that follow his heresy:
You'll be forgotten just as
quickly as you became a religious "celebrity".
Scriptures will be here LONG AFTER you're gone (Psalm
In fact, they'll
be around FOREVER.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12,
ONE BAPTISM - PART 3
Didn't Jesus say in
John 3:5 "except a man is born OF WATER and of the Spirit
he cannot ENTER the Kingdom of God"?
What He DIDN'T say
is "UNLESS a man is born of
WATER BAPTISM and of the Spirit he cannot enter"...
The word "baptism"
is NOWHERE found in that
WHAT WATER, then, did Jesus refer?
Jesus was referring to
the Word of God (Ephesians 5:26).
He was referring to
Three things are
essential for Salvation:
the Word (hearing ABOUT Jesus).
Jesus (the LIVING Word) and being washed cleansed of
ALL sin by His Blood.
RECEIVING A NEW NATURE (God's own Nature) by
being regenerated (born again) by His Spirit.
That's what Jesus
meant when He said :
He THAT BELIEVES IN
ME... FROM WITHIN HIM shall
flow RIVERS OF LIVING WATER.
But this He spoke OF
THE SPIRIT, whom THOSE
WHO BELIEVED IN Him WERE TO RECEIVE; for the Spirit
was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified
He clearly said the
ONLY condition for that LIVING WATER to flow WITHIN
us was to "believe (trust)
in Him". He said NOTHING about baptism in water.
If this LIVING water flows
from WITHIN, as Jesus indicated, then it CANNOT
POSSIBLY REFER TO WATER baptism which
is a ritual performed entirely on the OUTSIDE.
He clearly stated that
Living Water was His OWN Holy Spirit.
Jesus PRECEDED that
statement by saying:
"If anyone is
THIRSTY, let him COME TO
ME AND DRINK".
"COME TO ME and
DRINK"... He DIDN'T say, "Let him be baptized in
We "DRINK" Jesus (the Living
Water) by RECEIVING HIM INTO OUR INNERMOST BEING (stomach,
belly) as we do when we DRINK WATER and it goes ALL
THE WAY IN and hydrates our entire body.
How can ANYONE miss THAT analogy?
What A MESS has
religion made of God's Holy Word!
What A MESS has
religion made of the simple
message of Salvation through faith (TRUSTING
Christ, and RECEIVING Him into the DEEPEST parts of your
Well, what about 1
Peter 3:21? It says WATER BAPTISM saves us.
NO. It says NO SUCH THING.
There were NO
PARAGRAPHS OR PUNCTUATION MARKS in the original text.
They were placed
there AT THE CHOOSING OF the
translator, in this case Jerome, in the 4th century.
By then, as we
already explained, the doctrine of REGENERATION THROUGH
WATER BAPTISM was OFFICIAL
Since Jerome was
COMMISSIONED BY Pope Damasus I, and organized Christianity
also claimed to have THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT to interpret
Scripture, he placed a comma between "saves us" and
"NOT" thus making sure that
his, and future translations, reflected the established
religious dogma of regeneration by water:
This is what the
original Greek text says:
what Jerome did:
Baptism saves, not...
Christian translator that came after Jerome DID
NOT question his translation, or his punctuation, and
THAT LIE, to remain.
Greek construction is quite different from English, this
is what the original text says:
antitypon nyn sōzei baptisma ou sarkos apothesis rhypou
alla sunideisis agathes eperōtēma eis Theon di' anastaseōs
"And its counterpart,
baptism, SAVES NOT through putting away filthiness of the
flesh, on the contrary (what saves is) DEMANDING A GOOD
CONSCIENCE TOWARD God by the Resurrection of Jesus
Water baptism DOESN'T
SAVE by removing dirt from the body (and that's ALL it
does). Rather, what saves is
DEMANDING (requesting) A CLEAR CONSCIENCE (forgiveness of
sin) from God, by the Resurrection of Jesus Christ
(Compare to Hebrews 9:14; 10:2, 22).
Peter was in fact
saying "the baptism that saves you is NOT THE ONE
with water, but the one that takes place IN YOUR
CONSCIENCE when the Holy Spirit baptizes you into Christ.
this passage compares water
baptism to Noah and his family saying they were
"saved" (delivered from perishing in the flood) THROUGH
The flood water DIDN'T SAVE
THEIR SOULS: neither will WATER BAPTISM SAVE YOUR SOUL.
Noah and the 7 people
with him all died, went to Sheol, and were held captive
there UNTIL Jesus died and
resurrected (Matthew 27:51-53).
It was Jesus' death
on the cross, His sinless Blood, and Resurrection THAT
SAVED THEM, saved me, and
WILL SAVE YOU.
Salvation is JESUS ONLY,NOT
JESUS PLUS BAPTISM
in WATER, NOT
Jesus plus works
of obedience, NOR
Jesus plus ANYTHING.
The only thing that
WILL SAVE YOUR SOUL, as this verse says, IS ASKING JESUS
TO SAVE IT AND TO GIVE YOU A CLEAR CONSCIENCE, made
clean BY HIS HOLY SPIRIT and His INFINITELY PRECIOUS
TUESDAY, MARCH 11,
ONE BAPTISM - PART
Can a Christian be
baptized in water MORE THAN ONCE?
Ask nearly all forms
of organized Christianism and the answer will be "NO".
Ask them FOR A
PASSAGE OF SCRIPTURE to support that silly doctrine, and
you'll be waiting beyond the Millennium.
The "you can only be
baptized once" lie is a
MAN-INVENTED rule which has NO BASIS in Scripture.
It was FABRICATED out
of competition and FEAR that Christians may leave one
MAN-MADE denomination for another.
But the Apostles'
ORIGINAL Apostles' Creed recited at the Council of
Nicaea in 325 A.D. SAID NOTHING about baptism (www.catholic.org/prayers/prayer.php?p=220)
The bit about
"baptism" was ADDED MUCH LATER, long after the Christian
faith had turned into CHRISTIANISM, which is man-invented
What Christians call
baptism (the Greek baptizo unequivocally means
"immersion") CAME FROM JUDAISM.
Jews were mikvaed (baptized
or immersed) in water MULTIPLE TIMES and there's
no rule under the Law, that if they did it it once,
they could never undergo ritual immersion again.
On the contrary:
there were VARIOUS INSTANCES where they were REQUIRED
BY LAW (Torah) to undergo ritual immersion.
Among those: women
were required to undergo ritual immersion EVERY
MONTH after menstruation, also after childbirth, and EVERYONE
was required to immerse in water at a minimum THREE
TIMES A YEAR BEFORE entering
Jews were mikvahed or
"baptized" MORE THAN ONCE.
John the Baptist was
Jewish. Jesus was/is
Jewish and so were all His disciples.
So much for the
Christian lie that you "can ONLY BE BAPTIZED ONCE"...
Well, what about
"There is one body,
and one Spirit...One Lord, one faith, ONE
BAPTISM, One God and Father of all, who is above all,
and through all, and in you all" (Ephesians 4:4-6).
See? It says there's
ONLY ONE baptism. Hence, if I was baptized as a Lutheran,
I can't get re-baptized as a Pentecostal or Baptist, OR
SIMPLY AS A BORN-AGAIN believer.
Really? How about
the elementary principles of the doctrine of Christ, let
us go on unto maturity; not laying again the foundation of
repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, THE
DOCTRINE OF BAPTISMS (PLURAL),
and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the
dead, and of eternal judgment" (Hebrews 6:1-2).
Or this one:
BAPTIZE YOU WITH WATER for repentance. But after me
comes one who is more powerful than I... He
WILL BAPTIZE YOU WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT AND FIRE"
Does the Bible
contradict itself, saying there's ONLY ONE baptism and
then that there are SEVERAL BAPTISMS?
Was Paul A LIAR who
said in Ephesians 4 "ONE baptism" but in Hebrews 6
Clearly, as the
Scriptures above demonstrate, there
is MORE THAN ONE baptism.
ONLY ONE baptism that SAVES.
That baptism IS NOT WATER
"ONE baptism" that saves is NOT - NOT - WATER
Nine verses earlier
(Ephesians 3:17) Paul says "that Christ
MAY DWELL IN YOUR HEARTS BY FAITH", NOT "by water".
When Paul says in
Ephesians 4:5 "there's ONE Lord, ONE faith and ONE
baptism", he's referring clearly, and IN CONTEXT, TO
The ONE baptism that saves is
BAPTISM by the Holy Spirit INTO the Body of Christ (1
It is to THAT "ONE
baptism" that Paul made reference in that passage.
That ONE BAPTISM
takes place THE
MOMENT we receive Jesus into our innermost being as God
That's why Scripture
says "by ONE
WE ALL baptized into ONE
Body", meaning all true, born-again believers, whether
they were immersed in water OR NOT (1 Corinthians 12:13).
Isn't THAT EXACTLY what
Paul says in Ephesians 4:5 "ONE
Spirit, ONE Body, ONE Baptism"?
The believing thief
on the cross HAD NO OPPORTUNITY TO BE BAPTIZED IN WATER, EVER!
And Jesus assured him
he'd be with Him IN PARADISE that
There's NO RECORD
ANYWHERE that Mary, Peter, John or ANY of Jesus' apostles
or inner circle were ever baptized in water AFTER coming
to faith in Jesus, yet they were SAVED.
How do we know? They
received the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:1-4).
Paul, who had at one point REJECTED Jesus, DID get
baptized in water AFTER his conversion (Acts 9:18).
Water baptism is simply
OUTWARD REPRESENTATION of what Christ HAS ALREADY done
INSIDE us: washed our sins away BY HIS BLOOD, not by
It is also A PUBLIC
(open) way of proclaiming one's faith in Christ.
What about Mark 16:16
"he that believes AND IS BAPTIZED shall be saved"?
Religious minds make
THE WRONG ASSUMPTION that this refers to WATER baptism.
The REST of the verse
says "he that BELIEVES NOT shall
It DOESN'T say "he that
IS NOT BAPTIZED IN WATER shall be condemned".
It's LACK OF FAITH
that results in condemnation, NOT lack of water.
Look at the sequence:
"he that BELIEVES AND is
Belief comes first,
because when we BELIEVE (trust) in what Jesus did to save
us we're AUTOMATICALLY
baptized BY THE HOLY SPIRIT into His Body.
"He who believes and
is baptized" means that ALL WHO TRULY BELIEVE are
baptized by God's Spirit into Christ's Body, whether
they're immersed in water or not.
ONE AND ONLY baptism that saves.
The DOCTRINAL ERROR
of regeneration by water baptism is based on the WRONG
ASSUMPTION that "baptism"
ALWAYS MEANS "in water".
We have clearly
demonstrated that quite often, IT DOES NOT, and that there
are OTHER baptisms.
You can get baptized
IN WATER as often as
If you were baptized
as an Episcopalian, Methodist, Catholic, or WHATEVER, and
ALL YOU HAD WAS RELIGION, but didn't know Jesus, then
later experienced Christ INSIDE and were genuinely
born-again, there's NOTHING
WRONG WITH being re-baptized in water.
And you DON'T
HAVE TO JOIN any particular denomination to do so.
Every true believer
in Christ SHOULD be BAPTIZED (immersed) in water AT
LEAST ONCE, as A SIGN of both his receiving Christ and
of acknowledging that ALL
HIS/HER sins (past, present, and future) HAVE BEEN FOREVER
WASHED AWAY BY HIS PRICELESS BLOOD (Revelation 7:14).
in water DOES NOT SAVE, and is NOT
ESSENTIAL TO SALVATION.
It has NEVER saved a
MONDAY, MARCH 10,
ONE BAPTISM - PART
If awards were handed
out for TWISTING the Word of God and DISTORTING
the Message of the Gospel almost beyond recognition,
organized religion deserves THE BIGGEST ONE.
THE HERESY OF
BAPTISMAL REGENERATION (and, in this case, we mean WATER baptism)
began in Rome in the 2nd century.
Not coincidentally, that's
also when anti-Semitism infiltrated the Church with
religious bigots formulating dogma.
The doctrine of
regeneration BY WATER became invigorated with the
legalization of the Christian faith and the Emperor's
conversion in the 4th century.
When the Christian
RELIGION was invented and institutionalized in the fourth
century, with the backing of then Emperor Constantine, the
Christian faith suddenly went from being a marginalized
and persecuted sect to being popular and convenient.
After all, the
Emperor himself had just become Christian, who wouldn't
want to gain the Emperor's favor?
Theodosius recognized it as the official religion of the
Empire in 380 A.D., and especially after 536 A.D. when the
Emperor Justinian declared the state religion "supreme",
so many pagans wanted to join the
Christian RELIGION (not necessarily the
true Christian CHURCH) that people, and even Roman
soldiers, would pass 4-6 at
a time under a platform, as water would be dumped on them
from the top.
They were thus deemed
to be "baptized" and "Christian".
As the sad, tortuous and
CRIMINAL history of Christian RELIGION proves beyond
doubt, THERE WAS NO
REGENERATION OF ANY KIND: NO CHANGE OF HEART, or of an
individual's INNER NATURE.
They went under the
water as sinners and came
out JUST AS SINNERS, and as SINFUL, as before.
They were also just
as IGNORANT of God's Word as before.
If baptism IN WATER
saved, Church history would
have taken an entirely different turn, that would exclude manipulation,
intrigue, abuse of power, the Crusades, the Inquisition
and the SELLING OF SALVATION (for money) under the name of
There isn't ONE verse
in the New Testament that says WATER BAPTISM regenerates
anyone or guarantees our
The ONLY GUARANTEE of
Salvation given in Scripture is HAVING God's HOLY
SPIRIT LIVING INSIDE US (Romans 8:9; 2 Corinthians
1:21-22; Ephesians 1:13-14; Ephesians 4:30).
Spirit DOESN'T PENETRATE OUR HEARTS BY WATER, but by
INVITATION, repentance, and trust in Jesus' perfect
Work of Redemption.
The false doctrine of
regeneration through WATER baptism shows
gross ignorance of both, true Christian doctrine and of
Christianity's Judaic roots.
IN WATER was a Jewish ritual LONG
BEFORE it became Christian
or mikvah) NEVER
If it did, THEN
WATER WOULD BE OUR SAVIOR and Jesus would have been
If it did, then
everyone John the Baptist baptized would have been saved BY
SAYS they WEREN'T saved UNTIL they received Christ and
His Holy Spirit into their hearts (Acts 19:1-6).
Being mikvaed (baptized) NEVER
SAVED A SINGLE SOUL under the Jewish religion and, its
Christian counterpart, water baptism, has NEVER SAVED A
SINGLE SOUL under the Christian religion.
SUNDAY, MARCH 9, 2014
MOVIE "SON OF GOD"
It seems that one
cannot make a movie about Jesus these days without
generating some sort of controversy.
I remember all the
commotion when Passion of the Christ came out
a few years ago, about how violent it was (true), and how
it would promote anti-Semitism.
Despite arguments to
the contrary, no one turned anti-Semitic from watching it.
And while I dislike movies with a lot of violence, in
this particular instance it was warranted.
Jesus took A
HORRIBLE beating, and suffered
beyond human comprehension FOR OUR SAKE, and the movie
portrays at least the physical part accurately.
I have not seen "Son
of God" yet. I may go see it.
Therefore, I can't
promise it's great, or that the producers and directors
have not taken certain creative license.
However, a couple
from our volunteer staff has seen it, as well as some
trusted friends of this ministry, and they
all seem to agree that at least the Gospel message is well
represented, and there's nothing that would offend a true
Burnett and his wife Roma Downey, both professing
Christians, are the producers. They recently regaled
audiences with their mini-series The Bible shown on
The controversy this
time centers on Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado who
portrays Jesus and is being
described by the media as the "hot" Jesus.
He's not a bad
looking dude, but HE IS JUST AN ACTOR PLAYING A ROLE. In
make-up and costume he does look A LITTLE like Jesus.
But "hot"? Granted, that
some of the actors cast as Jesus over the years have been
pretty awful (Robert Powell in Jesus of Nazareth,
Max Von Sydow in The Greatest Story Ever Told), and
that awful guy that portrayed Him in that awful movie I
won't even mention.
Jim Caviezel, who
played the role of Jesus in The Passion, is also a
good looking guy. Is he
"hot"? I didn't hear any controversy about HIS LOOKS.
I guess they never
saw Jeffrey Hunter who played Jesus in the 60's movie King
of Kings. Now there's a PRETTY "Jesus"! (I say that
respectfully, since Jeffrey passed away many years ago).
But I never heard anyone referring to him as "hot".
To those of us who
REAL Jesus, He's BEAUTIFUL beyond words, but we would
never see Him, even remotely, in A SEXUAL WAY.
To put it bluntly,
that's pretty SICK.
I know that those
who've made such comments about Morgado's Jesus are mostly
unsaved: But, give me a break -- he's representing JESUS in
Those who feel he's
"hot" NEED TO TAKE A
REAL COLD SHOWER.
As for the movie, go
see it if you want to. Better yet, TAKE
an UNSAVED person with you.
SATURDAY, MARCH 8,
KEEPING GOD'S LAW
"Don't think that I
have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I
have... come... TO FULFILL THEM: For truly I tell
you... NOT THE SMALLEST
LETTER, NOT THE LEAST STROKE OF A PEN, will by any means
disappear from the Law until EVERYTHING IS FULFILLED.
WHO SETS ASIDE ONE OF
THE LEAST OF THESE COMMANDS and teaches others accordingly
will be called least in the kingdom of heaven... For I
tell you that UNLESS YOUR
RIGHTEOUSNESS SURPASSES THAT OF the Pharisees and THE
TEACHERS OF THE LAW, you will certainly NOT ENTER the
kingdom of heaven" (Matthew 5:17-20).
KEEP THE WHOLE LAW, and
yet OFFEND IN ONE POINT, he
is GUILTY OF ALL.
For he that said,
Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if you
DON'T commit adultery, yet you kill, you
have become a BREAKER OF the law" (James 2:10-11).
WHO RELY ON THE WORKS OF THE LAW (Torah) ARE UNDER A
CURSE, as it is written: "Cursed
is everyone WHO DOES NOT CONTINUE TO DO EVERYTHING written
in the Book of the Law" (Galatians 3:10).
Want to live
under the Law?
Want to fulfill
all 10 Commandments?
escape THE CURSE of the Law by keeping EVERY TINY
DETAIL contained in the Torah?
As we read in the
verses above, THE ONLY WAY
you can do so, at least theoretically, is BY NEVER
BREAKING EVEN ONE of its 613 commandments.
As we also read in
all three verses, ALL IT
TAKES is THE SLIGHTEST INFRACTION, the breaking or failing
to keep ONE of the commandments, ONE "JOT OR TITTLE"
in your entire life time, and
you become guilty of breaking God's Law and THE CURSE of
the Law comes upon you.
ON EARTH has broken God's Law AT LEAST ONCE, what
hope of Salvation is there UNDER THE LAW?
That's why the
Law was never given to Christians.
Law was NEVER given to Christians.
You can't find ONE
passage in the New Testament that
commands Christians to live under the law.
If you can find ONE,
please send it to: email@example.com
The Law was given to
Israelites. They tried to
keep it for over 1,500 years AND THEY ALL FAILED.
There wasn't even
ONE righteous Israelite under the Law (Psalm 53:1;
NOT A SINGLE ONE!!!
So, I've a few
questions for those who have revived "law keeping" in the
past 150 years (Adventists) or in the past 67 years
(Church of God):
If Israelites COULDN'T KEEP
THE LAW in more than 1,500 years, do you seriously think
YOU CAN ?
If they HAVE NEVER
KEPT IT, in almost THREE
Millenniums are you going to tell me YOU'VE NEVER
BROKEN ANY part of the Law in
the past 67 years or in the past 150 years?
WHAT HOPE, then, of
Salvation do you have by following the Torah?
Israelites not only
tried to follow the Law AND FAILED, but
they had ANIMAL SACRIFICES TWICE A DAY, every single day,
which YOU DON'T.
Day after day, after
STILL WERE NOT RIGHTEOUS!
They were STILL
WHAT HOPE of
Salvation, then, DO YOU HAVE?
Jesus is THE ONLY Salvation there is:
JESUS IS THE
THE PERFECT RIGHTEOUSNESS of God's Law.
THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD.
He is the
PERFECT FULFILLMENT OF His own Law and the
ONLY WAY TO BE CREDITED WITH KEEPING IT.
That's why THE
ONLY WAY TO BE SAVED is
to RECEIVE JESUS CHRIST INTO YOUR HEART.
When you do, He comes
TO LIVE in you.
When you do, YOU
HAVE THE PERFECT FULFILLMENT OF GOD'S LAW ON THE INSIDE, in
And that's WHAT GOD
SEES, no matter WHAT you do
ON THE OUTSIDE.
I don't say that to
encourage anyone to sin, God forbid.
Rather, to make you
realize THAT NO MATTER HOW "GOOD" YOU TRY TO BE YOU WILL
BREAK GOD'S LAW SOONER OR LATER.
You were born, in the
natural, WITH A SINFUL NATURE.
The Spirit IS WILLING
to follow God's Law, THE FLESH (and we're still flesh) IS
Have you read Romans
Even the Apostle
Paul, who had been a Pharisee with GREAT ZEAL for the
Law, FOUND OUT THAT HE
COULDN'T KEEP IT!
That NO MATTER HOW
MUCH HE WANTED TO, or HOW HARD HE TRIED, he'd
fall into sin sooner or later.
Moses COULDN'T KEEP
IT. Israelites COULDN'T keep it. Jews couldn't keep it.
Jews TO THIS DAY CANNOT
And you think YOU
WHY would you want to
LIVE UNDER A CURSE, and damn your own soul, by placing
yourself under bondage to the Law, when Jesus HAS SET YOU
FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2014
For those who flunked
biology, amoebas are microscopic unicellular organisms,
considered one of the lowest forms of life on earth.
Compared to amoebas,
we are higher forms of life.
Compared to God, we are all
His Greatness surpasses
As THE HEAVENS ARE HIGHER
THAN the earth, so are His
thoughts HIGHER THAN our thoughts and His ways HIGHER than
our ways (Isaiah 55:9).
And so is HIS
LOVE BIGGER and HIGHER than any form of natural, human
Although Paul took a
pretty good crack at describing it in 1st Corinthians
chapter 13, His Love is
INFINITE and defies human description.
That's why it (He) MUST
God's Infinite Love was
manifested in Jesus.
You can call that
HUMAN EMOTION "love"...
You think you "loved"
that person that you thought you "couldn't live
did manage to live "without" them.
NONE of us can live WITHOUT
Jesus, who is God's Love expressed in human form.
He is not just life,
but THE Life (John
He is the Love that
not only created but
SUSTAINS the ENTIRE UNIVERSE, including you! (John
1:1-3; Hebrews 1:1-3)
Now, I could
understand if He were to sustain EVERYONE WHO LOVES Him
and worships Him.
I could understand if
He upheld those who praise Him and are
grateful for what He did for them.
But I can't even
imagine HOW MUCH LOVE IT TAKES to WILLINGLY sustain
those who HATE Him, those WHO BLASPHEME His Name, that
never show ANY appreciation for His Goodness and His
Greatness, or for what
He did TO SAVE THEM.
Likewise, I can't
understand why He would
forgive and love the very people who spit on Him, punched
Him, lashed Him or brutally drove 7-inch nails into His
hands and feet.
And He STILL
Hint: The Romans weren't
the only ones who caused those nails to be driven into
His hands and feet.
His prayer from the
cross WAS NOT FOR Himself, but for
those who, in their carnal depravity, TOOK PLEASURE IN
inflicting horrible pain on Him:
THEM, for THEY KNOW NOT
WHAT THEY DO".
Jesus commanded His
followers TO LOVE even our
...To PRAY FOR those
who persecute us (Matthew 5:44).
And He practiced what
He preached, demonstrating His highest and unspeakably
pure Love, even as He agonizingly bled to death at
Only Jesus could
demonstrate God's Love because He IS Love (1 John 4:16).
Such Love is not found
It's not found in
Love (Jesus) is the
Divine Force that created the whole universe and THAT
OVERCOMES EVERY SITUATION AND OBSTACLE, including Satan
It's Love that
DELIVERED JESUS FROM HELL ITSELF and RAISED HIM FROM THE
If you ever find Love LIKE
THAT, don't scoff, don't resist: receive
it (Him) WITH ALL YOUR HEART.
I can't understand
WHY such Infinite Greatness would be willing to HUMBLE
HIMSELF, SACRIFICE HIMSELF, place
Himself in Satan's vile hands, suffer indescribable
die for amoebas like us.
amoeba is eternally grateful.
There's NO GREATER
LOVE than Jesus.
There's NO ONE HIGHER
May He use THIS lowly
amoeba for His eternal glory!
THURSDAY, MARCH 6,
THE DEAD IN CHRIST
"...so is my Word
that goes out from my mouth: IT WILL NOT RETURN TO ME
EMPTY, BUT WILL ACCOMPLISH WHAT I DESIRE and achieve the
purpose for which I sent it" (Isaiah 55:11).
"Let's not become
weary in doing good, for IN
DUE SEASON WE WILL REAP A HARVEST, IF
WE DON'T GIVE UP" (Galatians 6:9).
We all know that the
"dead in Christ" rise first at the Rapture, but today I'm
referring to those who have heard the Good News about
Jesus and received Him, and yet the experience never
seemed to really take root in their hearts.
The cares AND MANY
LURES of this world choked them up, at least temporarily.
This message is also
intended to encourage those who have shared Christ with
loved ones, friends, co-workers, even with STRANGERS, for
years and have seen little or no result.
Don't give up. Don't be
Only God knows what
really goes on INSIDE a person.
What we see, or THINK
we see ON THE OUTSIDE, is not always an accurate depiction
of what's going on INSIDE.
In recent months,
we've been hearing from people ALL OVER THE WORLD, and
from various denominations, who came to "believe in Jesus"
on some level YEARS AGO and are
suddenly AWAKENING to the beauty and reality of a deep,
joyous intimate relationship with Him.
more thrilling that experiencing Jesus that way, in the
very depths of your being.
Many are beginning to
realize "what they've been
missing" all these years.
Seeds don't often
germinate overnight, or even in days, weeks or months.
Sometimes it takes
seeds HAVE THE POWER IN
THEMSELVES to sprout.
A few years back
during excavations at Herod the Great's palace in Masada
(Israel) they found the
2,000 year old seed of a Judean date palm.
Once thought to be
extinct, even after TWO
MILLENNIUMS lying dormant, it germinated and grew into a
viable plant in 2005.
How MUCH MORE the
Incorruptible Seed, the Word of the Living God, Christ
Himself, our ASSURANCE of Salvation and HOPE OF GLORY!
I was the first
person on both sides of my family to be born again. This
past Christmas I found myself looking around the dinner
table, and thanking Jesus for all the seeds that have
It didn't happen all
at once. It took longer for some than for others to
receive Jesus as Lord.
And for some even
A LOT longer.
But sure enough, those
seeds planted years ago, or decades ago, have come to
What brought even
more joy to my heart was watching how
those seeds HAVE MULTIPLIED, not only in the person in
whom they were originally planted but in their spouses,
children and even grandchildren.
Glory to Jesus!
There are seeds you
planted which have been
hibernating for years or decades, and are about to spring
sisters, there's a huge
harvest, a bumper crop coming, the likes of which no
one has seen before.
Even those who've MADE FUN
OF the Rapture and laughed at those "dumb Christians
who believe in the Rapture" will be shaking
in their boots when Jesus APPEARS in the sky, and come to
That's why it's SO
IMPORTANT that we put Jesus and His incomparable Message
"out there", even when we
don't see INSTANT results.
As I've often told
you: The ONLY WAY Jesus
"loses" is if we DON'T
When we share Him
with others, when we LIFT HIM UP, He is IRRESISTIBLE.
Sooner or later He
will draw ALL MEN unto Him.
And although we would
prefer for it to happen "sooner", WHERE THEIR ETERNAL
SOULS ARE CONCERNED we will
settle for "later".
Those of us who
KNOW Him need no outward signs, because we have THE
SIGN, Christ Himself, IN us.
Signs are for
unbelievers. And FOR THEM, Jesus
will put on QUITE A SHOW.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5,
establishment repeats ad nauseam that "God's
prophetic time clock" began ticking with the creation of
the State of Israel on May 14, 1948.
The rebirth of
"Israel" was, indeed, a watershed moment in prophecy
fulfillment and I would not want to ever diminish its
However, THERE IS NO
SCRIPTURE that focuses on the creation of a modern
State named Israel, as THE
MOMENT that we should begin eschatological countdown:
And if any
self-designated "prophecy expert" can produce JUST ONE,
please write me: firstname.lastname@example.org
There are, on the
other hand, AT LEAST SEVEN
Scriptures where end times are related to events in
Jerusalem, including TWO
timelines (Psalms 102:16; Daniel 9:24-27, the entire
Book of Joel, Zechariah chapters 12-14, Luke 21:24-32, and
Revelation chapters 11-15 and 19-22).
EVERY major prophecy
concerning "the time of the end", begins
and ends with Jerusalem.
But what about "the
fig tree" mentioned in Matthew 24:32 and Luke 21:29? Isn't
Israel "the fig tree"?
In Jeremiah 24:8 the
figs represent Jerusalem. In Joel 1:7, Jerusalem
is called by God "MY FIG TREE". In Joel 2:22-23 it's
again Jerusalem, and again in S.S. 2:7-13.
creation of the modern State of Israel is EXTREMELY
IMPORTANT, since there HAD TO BE some official, national
Jewish presence in the Holy Land IN ORDER TO FULFILL Luke
21:24 that calls for an END TO gentile trampling of
1948 was also A KEY
PROPHETIC MOMENT in that, while Israel WON the War of
Independence and gained territory, IT
LOST the Jewish Quarter (biblical Jerusalem), causing THE
EVICTION of its entire Jewish population and the
DESTRUCTION OF most of the Quarter.
TO take place in order for the order to "RETURN and BUILD"
Jerusalem to both take place and MAKE SENSE.
MODERN State of Israel is NOT - repeat, is NOT - by ANY
stretch of the imagination, BIBLICAL ISRAEL.
The Israel mentioned in the
Old Testament either referred to ALL 12 TRIBES
(Genesis 49:28; Joshua 3:12), named after the 12 sons of
Jacob (Israel), or to the 10 NORTHERN TRIBES during the
Divided Kingdom Era (1 Kings 21:7; 2 Kings 23:22).
The 10 tribes were
conquered and taken into captivity by the Assyrians in 721
spread into various parts of Europe, Asia and Africa where
- with the exception of some tiny groups in India and
Ethiopia - they became assimilated into various
nationalities and cultures.
whereabouts are KNOWN ONLY BY GOD, and remain UNKNOWN to
For that reason, they
are referred to as the "10 LOST tribes"
to this very day.
What we know today as
the State of Israel is comprised mostly of people of the
tribes of Judah (hence the name "Jews"), Benjamin, and
that, except for the passages in Psalms and in the Book of
Joel, ALL these prophecies
regarding Jerusalem and the "time of the end" were given
AFTER Israel (the northern 10 tribes) had ceased to exist, and
had VANISHED into multiple nationalities.
There's NO PROMISE
ANYWHERE of bringing them back to the Holy Land until
comprised of the 12 tribes, WILL NOT BE RESTORED UNTIL
King Jesus brings them back into their own land, as He
promised, and settle them after "their old estates"
(Ezekiel 34:11-28; 36:11; 37:19-22).
In contrast, God promised
time and again to bring the people of Judah back from
captivity (Jeremiah 25:4-12; 29:10; Daniel 9:25;
Zechariah 1:12; Luke 21:24), and HAS DONE SO REPEATEDLY.
Praise His wonderful faithfulness.
That, if nothing else,
PROVES that eschatology is tied to Jerusalem and not
to the formation of a political State named Israel
containing only two tribes, and perhaps tiny fragments OF
SOME of the other 10.
Therefore, while it's
a very important development, there's NO WAY that the
creation of a MODERN State named Israel, with a capital in
"West" Jerusalem - WHICH NEVER EVEN EXISTED IN BIBLICAL
TIMES - CAN BE THE MOMENT WHEN
the eschatological COUNTDOWN BEGINS.
The end-time prophetic clock
started ticking on June 7, 1967 (Iyyar 28, THE VERY
DAY Jesus ascended to heaven after His Resurrection) when
the Jews recaptured BIBLICAL ("East") Jerusalem after
2,030 years of continued Gentile occupation.
King David, the
founder of Jewish Jerusalem, told us 3,000 years ago
in PSALM 102:16:
"WHEN THE LORD SHALL
BUILD UP ZION" (JERUSALEM) - THEN HE SHALL APPEAR IN HIS
He never said - "when
God restores all Israel".
He never said "when a State
named Israel is born".
It was also in 1967
that the "word" was given by then Prime Minister Levi
Eshkol to "return and build" the Jewish Quarter, as per
That was 47 years
Gabriel told Daniel there
would be "7 sevens" from that "word" to the appearing of
600 years later, Jesus
AGAIN gave His Word ASSURING US that the generation that
saw Jerusalem return to the Jews, after the times of
"Gentile trampling" were fulfilled, WOULD NOT PASS UNTIL
we saw Him coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
David, Gabriel, and
Jesus Himself, ALL PROMISED
THE SAME THING:
All THREE timelines in the
Bible begin with the RETURN OF JEWS TO Jerusalem and
of Jerusalem to the Jews.
ALL ELSE, regardless
of our good intentions, is human INVENTION...
Let the countdown
begin... and END... Tick
TUESDAY, MARCH 4,
DEVIL ON THE LOOSE
"Then I saw an
angel coming down from heaven, holding the key of the
abyss and a great chain in his hand. And HE
LAID HOLD OF THE DRAGON, THE SERPENT OF OLD, WHO IS THE
DEVIL AND Satan, and BOUND HIM FOR A THOUSAND YEARS; AND
HE THREW HIM INTO THE ABYSS, AND SHUT IT and sealed it
over him, so that he would not deceive the nations any
longer, until the thousand years were completed; AFTER
THESE THINGS HE MUST BE RELEASED FOR A SHORT TIME"....
Revelation 12:7-12 Satan is PERMANENTLY AND TERMINALLY
EVICTED from the heavenly realm by Michael and thrown down
to the earth, AT THE BEGINNING OF the tribulation.
As the Body of Christ
is raptured and goes up,
he and his wicked angels are cast
They will NEVER AGAIN
have access to heaven.
Satan and his angels will be
right here ON EARTH during the tribulation.
As a spirit being,
and thus invisible to human eyes, he
will still NEED A MAN in order to rule the earth. That's
just the way that God designed the system (Genesis 1:28;
So he will energize,
possess, and bring the Antichrist(Alexander
the Great) out of the abyss (Revelation 13:1-2).
As the tribulation
ends, Antichrist and his false prophet are thrown ALIVE
into the lake of fire (Revelation 19:20).
Satan, however, is
thrown into the abyss or bottomless pit where he serves
"time" for A THOUSAND YEARS.
Then Revelation 20:3
makes the most puzzling statement:
When the 1,000 years
are over, he (Satan) MUST BE
LOOSED for a little while.
WHY ON EARTH would he be
The creep's been
imprisoned for a thousand years, why not send him straight
into the lake of fire, as he so richly deserves for being
the heartless criminal that he is? Why give him any
The answer is TO TEST
THE FAITH OF TRIBULATION SURVIVORS and all their offspring
which has been born during the Millennium (at least some
To give them ALL a chance to
GET SAVED by exercising their faith, CHOOSING
JESUS, receiving Him into their hearts and TRUSTING Him, to
protect and save them, even when Satan has put together A
MASSIVE ARMY to attack Jerusalem and topple Jesus' Kingdom
Israelites and Jews
will have finally learned their lesson and TOTALLY TRUST
their Messiah. ALL ISRAEL will then be saved (Romans
So will many
tribulation surviving gentiles.
Even with Jesus
sitting PEACEFULLY in the Millennial Temple in Jerusalem, with
NO WEAPONS OF ANY KIND, or any visible means of defense for
His Kingdom, they'll trust that He is God and WELL ABLE to
be victorious and protect them (Isaiah 2:4).
Sadly, many gentiles
will turn against Jesus.
Even after living
under His righteous rule for a thousand years, under
Utopian conditions, with no war, no hunger, no poverty, no
discrimination, no sickness, no injustice and, probably,
Why anyone would
still hate Jesus SO MUCH, CHOOSE to align themselves with
Satan and join his invading horde is TOTALLY beyond my
I can't explain it or
even COME CLOSE to understanding it.
Yet, the Bible is
clear that it will happen.
We are even told
which gentiles will join Satan's coalition: Russia, Iran,
Iraq, Libya, Turkey, Germany, and portions of Eastern
Europe (Ezekiel 38:1-6, see map below).
obviously referring to people from these nations who
have NEVER been Christian, are not part of the Church, therefore
remained on earth during the tribulation, survived the
tribulation and repopulated those nations during the
All believers in
Christ will have been removed from the earth as the
tribulation begins, regardless of nationality.
And Revelation 7:9
describes the Body of Christ as "a great multitude that NO
ONE COULD NUMBER" (hallelujah!) and FROM
As Satan launches his
final attack in what the Bible calls the war of Gog and
Magog, fire will come down from heaven and devour his
troops (Revelation 20:8).
It will take 7 months
to bury them (Ezekiel 39:11-12).
THAT'S WHEN IT WILL
BE ALL OVER FOR SATAN, as he is FOREVER thrown into the
lake of fire and into eternal torment (Revelation 20:10).
THESE YEARS Satan and his angels have been occupying the
heavenly places that are rightfully OURS.
That's why when Jesus
takes us up, Michael throws them OUT.
Has Satan usurped
YOUR PLACE in heaven?
Is he enjoying the
authority and privileges that belong to you?
Do you want to regain
THE PLACE in the heavenly realm that was yours in Christ
BEFORE THE FOUNDATION OF THE EARTH? (Ephesians 1:4)
There's ONLY ONE WAY
to make it back there and that is through
our God and Savior Jesus Christ.
There is NO GOD
There is NO SAVIOR
Give Him your heart and
He'll give you back HEAVEN.
Give Him ALL OF YOU
and He'll give you His
very Throne, which is what Satan has always wanted (Isaiah
14:12-17; Revelation 3:21).
Revelation 12:11 says
HOW we triumph over Satan:
"They triumphed over
him BY THE BLOOD OF THE
by the word of their testimony; and they did
not love their lives unto the death".
MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014
Willful sin is
MENTIONED ONCE in the
in connection to ANIMAL SACRIFICES.
And yet THIS VERSE
HAS BEEN USED ERRONEOUSLY AND VICIOUSLY by religious
minds, and so-called "Christian" denominations, to
TERRORIZE believers into thinking that if they commit ANY
sin AFTER receiving Christ they will be lost.
Instead of providing
ASSURANCE, they fill their hearts WITH DOUBT.
Instead of promoting
FAITH, they foster TERROR.
Instead of telling
them HOW GREAT, SUFFICIENT
TO SAVE, and INFINITELY POWERFUL Jesus and His Blood are,
they tell them HOW GREAT
THEIR OWN SINS ARE!
making SIN GREATER THAN Jesus, and GREATER THAN His
PRICELESS, SINLESS Blood.
No wonder SO MANY
REJECT CHRIST when they hear such "good news"!
No wonder SO MANY
SCOFF at "Christianity" when Jesus' supposed "followers"
CONSTANTLY CONTRADICT THEMSELVES and cannot
even decide whether Jesus is SUFFICIENT TO SAVE OR NOT!
HOW can we win the
world to Christ, when so-called "Christians" CONSTANTLY
BLASPHEME HIS HOLY NAME by
making sin COMPARABLE TO, OR EVEN GREATER THAN, JESUS?
HOW can we win the
world to Christ when we preach a
CONFUSING message of Grace, out of one side of our mouths,
and CONDEMNATION out of the other side?
The term "sin
willfully" appears ONLY in
the Book of HEBREWS which, as its VERY NAME indicates,
was UNEQUIVOCALLY ADDRESSED TO JEWS who had come to faith
in Christ 2,000 years ago.
It was NOT
addressed to gentile Christians.
was NOT addressed to gentile Christians.
you are HEBREW, and accustomed to offering animal
sacrifices, the term
"willful sin" DOES NOT APPLY TO YOU.
The Greek word for
"willful" means "deliberate" or "voluntary".
It DOES NOT - DOES
NOT -- refer to ANY sin that we commit deliberately or
voluntarily after receiving Christ.
It has NOTHING
TO DO with any Christian sinning after receiving Christ.
It has NOTHING
TO DO with lying, cheating, stealing, adultery,
fornication, drugs, alcohol, porn, OR ANY OTHER SIN.
These sins ARE
NOT EVEN MENTIONED in that chapter.
This is why WE CANNOT
take a passage OUT OF CONTEXT, ISOLATE IT from the rest of
the chapter, AND FORMULATE DOCTRINE.
Those who do ARE
both, TOTALLY DISHONEST and
LOOKING FOR A PRETEXT to "support" their FALSE DOCTRINE.
Those who do ARE
"Sin willfully" refers
to ONLY ONE SPECIFIC SIN that some Jews wanted to
commit AFTER coming to faith in their Messiah.
That SPECIFIC SIN was GOING
BACK TO THE ANIMAL SACRIFICES offered under the Law.
That is why Hebrews
10:26-28 plainly state that if
they COMMIT THAN ONE SIN DELIBERATELY (WILLFULLY) they are
DELIBERATELY rejecting the Son of God, trampling Him
underfoot, doing spite to the Spirit of Grace, and considering
His most precious Divine Blood and "unholy thing".
If they DELIBERATELY
reject Jesus as ETERNAL REMOVER OF ALL SIN, there remains
"no more sacrifice for sin", and they would be lost.
Hebrews 10:14 tells
us that "BY ONE Sacrifice He
has PERFECTED FOREVER those who are sanctified".
Which part of PERFECTED
FOREVER don't you understand?
And HOW could he say
that in verse 14 and then TOTALLY CONTRADICT HIMSELF (LIE)
12 verses later?
The ENTIRE chapter
DEALS with Jesus' Perfect Sacrifice being FAR SUPERIOR to
animal sacrifices which, despite being offered by Jews
TWICE A DAY, day after day after day, COULD NEVER GET THE
only COVERED sin TEMPORARILY.
NEVER REMOVED SIN FOREVER as Jesus did.
As Paul masterfully
argues in that chapter, IF
ANIMAL SACRIFICES COULD REMOVE SIN, they would have
accomplished that LONG AGO, and would have CEASED TO BE
OFFERED (Hebrews 10:1-4).
Why keep slaughtering
innocent animals, if sin had already been REMOVED and
FOREVER dealt with?
You gotta be either A
COMPLETE IDIOT, or TOTALLY DISHONEST, NOT
TO understand that.
Yet every single week
terrified Christians come to us with the same question:
"What if I commit WILLFUL SIN"? I've answered it 5
times just THIS past week.
When was the last time THAT
YOU OFFERED AN ANIMAL SACRIFICE FOR SIN?
When was the last
time that CHRISTIANS offered ANY ANIMAL SACRIFICE for sin?
THAT (animal sacrifice) is
the one WILLFUL (deliberate) sin that some Jews (Hebrews)
wanted to commit and that Paul warned them about.
Because Jews were
ACCUSTOMED TO offer those sacrifices TWICE A DAY.
They'd done it for
RELIGIOUS ONES, are HARD TO BREAK.
They had come to
faith in Christ, yet some WANTED (by force of habit) to
REMAIN UNDER THE LAW and CONTINUE OFFERING bulls, goats
Paul said: You
CANNOT do that: If you COMMIT THAT ONE SIN DELIBERATELY
(WILLFULLY), you've rejected the Blood of Jesus and
there's NO MORE SACRIFICE FOR SIN.
If Jesus is
SUFFICIENT TO SAVE ETERNALLY-- and He IS -- then WHY ON
EARTH WOULD YOU NEED animal sacrifices, OR
ANY OTHER SACRIFICE FOR SIN, AFTER Christ?
THAT is what THE ENTIRE
CHAPTER talks about!
Again: It has NOTHING
TO DO with any Christian sinning after receiving
It has NOTHING
TO DO with lying, cheating, stealing, adultery,
fornication, drugs, alcohol, porn, OR ANY OTHER SIN.
These sins ARE NOT
EVEN MENTIONED in that chapter.
shows the SAVED Church IN HEAVEN, in glorified bodies,
before God's Throne, as a "GREAT MULTITUDE (so great) it
CANNOT BE NUMBERED".
HOW did we make it to
Does it say we
got there because we DIDN'T commit adultery?
NEVER LUSTED for another person?
NEVER LIED OR STOLE?
NEVER SINNED after receiving Christ?
Verse 14 COULDN'T BE
"They (we) washed
their robes and MADE THEM
WHITE IN THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB".
Nothing removes sin EXCEPT THE
SUPREMELY PRECIOUS Blood of Jesus (Hebrews 9:22).
Trust Him and His
Blood to save you, and YOU
WILL BE SAVED FOR ETERNITY (Hebrews 9:12).
Reject Jesus and His
Blood and YOU'RE LOST.
THAT'S what Paul was
saying to the Hebrews.
SIN THAT WILL DAMN YOUR SOUL.
SUNDAY, MARCH 2, 2014
Does God have one
covenant to bring Salvation to natural gentiles and
ANOTHER to bring Salvation
to natural Jews?
ludicrous as it sounds, this FALSE and DAMNABLE heresy is
being pushed not by one of the many cults that infect
Christendom, but by supposed
According to these
spineless, COMPROMISING twits gentiles get saved by grace
through faith and Jews "have their own separate covenant" and
get saved BY KEEPING THE LAW!!!
Have these guys READ
Have they READ the
Book of Acts?
Have they READ the
Book of Hebrews?
Have they ever
read THE NEW TESTAMENT???
To whom did Jesus
entrust the ministry to Jews and Israelites?
To Peter (Galatians
What did Peter tell Jews in
Jerusalem on Pentecost 33 A.D. while FILLED WITH God's
"There is Salvation is NO
ONE ELSE (but Jesus). There is NO OTHER NAME BY WHICH WE
(Jews) CAN BE SAVED"!!! (Acts 4:12)
There wasn't ONE
gentile around when Peter uttered those immortal words. He
was talking to Jews.
Which part of "by
the works of the Law NO ONE shall be justified" DON'T
THESE "MINISTERS" UNDERSTAND? (Romans 3:20; Galatians
"NO ONE" means NOBODY!
including Jews, is justified by the Law.
Which part of Jesus'
statement: "I AM the Way, the Truth and the Life: NO
ONE (Jew or gentile) comes to the Father, EXCEPT THROUGH
ME" (John 14:6) don't they get?
And, again, Jesus was
addressing JEWS when He made that statement. There
wasn't ONE gentile anywhere near.
This is nothing but a
revolting and shameful attempt by "Christian" ministers to
"mend theological fences" with traditional Judaism, and
get on their "good side".
Those who teach this
blasphemous heresy SHOULD GET THE HELL OUT OF THE
They're nothing but
whitewashed Judases, BETRAYING JESUS and SELLING Him OUT
for the love of money.
I don't see
traditional Judaism bending over backwards to accommodate
Well, I understand
what you're saying, but how's money involved in all this?
Oh, wake up, foolish,
It's ALL about SELLING and
90% of media is
CONTROLLED BY Jews.
If you want to be
"invited" to appear on NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, OR CNN, to
pitch the latest piece of religious crap you wrote, and get
that free air time to reach a wide audience of potential
BUYERS, you gotta get on their "good side".
That's why all these
preachers LACK THE GUTS to look straight at the camera and
say, like Peter, "THERE IS SALVATION
IN NO ONE BUT JESUS!"
You dumb Christians
who THINK that Fox News is a "Christian" channel, are
clueless and grossly misinformed. Fox's CEO Roger Ailes is
The owner and CEO of
its parent corporation Newscorp is Rupert Murdoch who is NOMINALLY "Christian"
having made a fortune pushing porn and sleaze for many
So just because ONCE
IN A WHILE they feature Roman Catholic Father
what's-his-name, or Rick Warren, or even Franklin Graham,
don't delude yourselves into thinking it's "Christian".
It's a FOR PROFIT
ENTERPRISE, pure and simple.
So are all the OTHER
channels. And so is Kristian
I've watched better
and more accurate documentaries about Jesus on ULTRA
LIBERAL PBS than the boring, ambiguous religious B.S. that
Fox presented on Holy Week!
do Jews get saved?
The SAME WAY YOU, I, or
ANYONE ELSE gets saved: By
receiving Jesus Christ, the Jewish Messiah, into their
hearts as ONLY God and ONLY Savior.
There is NO
OTHER WAY to be saved, FOR
Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, atheist, New Age, Scientologist,
What happens to a Jew who
DIES WITHOUT CHRIST?
The same that happens
to any non-Jew who dies without Christ:
He or she GOES TO HELL.
And there's NO POINT
in telling them otherwise.
If you do, YOU'RE
Is Hell ETERNAL?
Hell is temporary.
Can those in hell
still get saved?
But there are NO
GUARANTEES that they will.
What happens to those
who go to hell and STILL REFUSE TO PUT THEIR FAITH IN
At the end of the
Millennium, they get tossed into the Lake of Fire.
NOBODY'S coming out
of that place...EVER.
O.K., but don't
Jews still live under the Law during the Millennium?
Not only natural Jews
but NATURAL GENTILES who survive the tribulation ARE
COMPELLED to follow the Law during Jesus' 1,000-year
Why do you think that
Scripture says (Psalm 2:9; Revelation 2:27; 19:15) that
Jesus will rule over them "with
a rod OF IRON"?
That doesn't sound
like grace to me.
They'll be ruled by
God's Law because they are
Salvation is ONLY
through faith. Always has been and always will be.
Abraham was saved by
faith (Genesis 15:6).
survivors, whether Jew or Gentile, HAVE
NEVER PUT THEIR FAITH IN JESUS:
That's WHY they
remained on earth during that awful period.
They "believe" in
Jesus during the Millennium ONLY
BECAUSE at that point He's UNDENIABLE:
THEY'VE SEEN HIM with
their natural human eyes, risen, defeating the Antichrist,
returning to earth, and REIGNING.
That doesn't take ANY
Faith is the evidence
OF THINGS NOT SEEN (with human eyes).
That's also why
animal sacrifices are still offered during the Millennium
FOR THEIR SINS.
Because they never
accepted Jesus' Sacrifice and TRUSTED Him for Salvation.
They, and all the
natural children they procreate during that peaceful era,
will HAVE A CHANCE to get saved by faith at the END of the
That's when NATURAL
Israel's faith is tested, and it gets to TRUST Jesus, and
put their faith in Him, during the Gog and Magog debacle
That's when "ALL
Israel will be saved" (Romans 11:25-26).
be saved BY FAITH IN Jesus,THEIR
VERY JEWISH MESSIAH, like everyone else.
There is Salvation IN
NO ONE ELSE, for Jews or Gentiles.
acknowledgment: This one's dedicated to you Todd,
who suggested and inspired this message.
SATURDAY, MARCH 1,
THE END OF THE LAW
"Christ is THE END OF THE
EVERYONE that BELIEVES" (Romans 10:4).
You simply cannot say
it any clearer than this marvelous verse:
Christ is THE
END OF the law as way of attaining righteousness.
Righteousness, in the New
Testament, is FREELY CREDITED to EVERY PERSON WHO BELIEVES
(TRUSTS) in Jesus' perfect fulfillment of God's Law on our
behalf (Matthew 3:15; 5:17), including His death on
the cross, His glorious Resurrection from the dead, and
His physical Ascension to heaven.
God's Law is holy and
eternal, but it failed
miserably to justify or make anyone righteous because man
COULD NOT - and still CANNOT - keep it due to his fallen
nature and sin-contaminated natural mind (John 7:19;
Law never made ANYONE, not even ONE soul, righteous (Psalm
It never has and
never will (Romans 3:20; Galatians 2:16).
This begs the
question: WHEN EXACTLY did the Law CEASE (as a means of
justification) and Grace begin?
Grace, like God
Himself, has NO BEGINNING.
Grace has ALWAYS
BEEN, because God is GRACIOUS. We will develop that idea
further, Lord willing, in another message.
Therefore, a better
and MORE ACCURATE question is: WHEN
EXACTLY did the Law CEASE (as means of justification) and
THE NEW TESTAMENT of Grace begin?
The New Testament is
merely THE RATIFICATION
(CONFIRMATION OR STRENGTHENING OF) the Abrahamic Covenant (Daniel
Covenant based TOTALLY ON
Grace and FAITH, WITHOUT any "works" or "commandments",
PRECEDED the Law given at Sinai by 430 years (Genesis
15:6; Galatians 3:17).
Grace and FAITH (thank
God) CAME FIRST: the Law
was given MUCH LATER.
The ONLY PURPOSE for
giving Israelites the Law at Sinai was to show them (and,
by example, the REST OF US) that
trying to procure our own righteousness through works of
obedience is not merely futile, but IMPOSSIBLE.
Hence, the DIRE NEED
for a Savior who would make God's Grace available not
only to a CHOSEN individual like Abraham, or
to a CHOSEN people like Israel, BUT TO
THE WHOLE WORLD.
Paul refers to the
Law as "our tutor (trainer)
to BRING US TO Christ" so that we may all be justified BY
Grace ONLY through FAITH (TRUSTING Jesus) ONLY (Galatians
In order to make
God's Grace available TO THE WHOLE WORLD, we needed a
Savior who would be NOT ONLY the Savior of Jews or
Israelites, but of EVERYBODY.
That's where Jesus'
"THE LAW was given by
Moses, but GRACE AND TRUTH
CAME BY Jesus Christ" (John 1:17).
Didn't God promise
Abraham that He would make him "the
father of MANY NATIONS", or "the father of MANY
GENTILES"? (same Hebrew word goyyim, Genesis
Didn't God promise
Abraham that through his Seed (Christ) ALL
NATIONS (or ALL GENTILES) would be blessed? (Genesis
18:18; 22:18; 26:4)
Our God is faithful
and true: Glory to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit from
everlasting to everlasting. Amen.
Luke 16:16 tells us:
"The law and the prophets were UNTIL John: SINCE THAT TIME
the kingdom of God is PREACHED, and every man presses into
Does that mean the
Law ceased to be in force when John the Baptist began
The Law and prophets WERE
PROCLAIMED UNTIL John.
What began with John
was THE TEACHING of the Kingdom of God, or New Testament where
righteousness would be based NOT on WORKS done ON
THE OUTSIDE, but on having God Himself and,
consequently, God's righteousness, and His whole Kingdom, ON
THE INSIDE (Luke 17:21).
John prepared the way
for the Messiah by preaching that the Kingdom of God was
near (Matthew 3:1-3).
Sure enough, Jesus
showed up some 6 months later, publicly announcing that
the Kingdom of God was "near" (Matthew 4:17).
While John and Jesus
were PREACHING about the Kingdom, Jews
were STILL UNDER the LAW.
God's Law was STILL
in force where Israelites were concerned. Hence, BEFORE
CALVARY, we hear statements from Jesus like:
"... Whoever LOOKS ON
A WOMAN TO LUST AFTER HER has
committed adultery with her already in his heart".
your right eye causes you to offend, pluck it out, and
cast it from you: for it is better for you that one of
your members should perish, AND NOT THAT YOUR WHOLE BODY
SHOULD BE CAST INTO HELL" (Matthew 5:28-29).
The New Testament of
God's Grace was instituted at the Last Supper on Passover
Eve (Matthew 26:28).
It WENT INTO EFFECT
(BEGAN) on Passover, 33
A.D., WHEN JESUS DIED (Hebrews 9:16-17).
...RIGHT AFTER Jesus
uttered the words "it is finished!" and DIED ON THE CROSS
After that the veil
in the temple was torn in two from top to bottom (Matthew
27:51) indicating that
through Jesus' Sacrifice and His priceless Blood we now
have DIRECT access to God's Throne of Grace (Hebrews
How can it be
instituted one day and take effect on another?
The same way that you
make your "last will and TESTAMENT" today and it goes into
effect WHENEVER YOU DIE, a week later, 5 years later, or
20 years later.
But I thought the New
Testament began at Pentecost.
No. You're confusing
the "New Testament" with the "birth of the Church".
The New Testament was
ALREADY IN FORCE when the Church was born (Acts 2:1-4).
It's BECAUSE that New
Testament of God's Grace (totally UNDESERVED mercy and
Goodness) was in force that God could, BY GRACE, send His
wonderful Holy Spirit to fill His Church.
It's by sheer Grace
that He still fills us with His OWN Holy Spirit today.
The Law was in force UNTIL
Jesus DIED and poured out His immaculate, sinless Blood.
That's when the Law (Torah)
ENDED, as we read in the anchor verse above, as means
That is why those
who STILL insist on being justified wholly or partially
through the Law, FALL FROM GRACE and Christ becomes "OF NO
EFFECT" to them (Galatians 5:4).
That's why those who CHOOSE
TO live under the Law ARE
The ONLY WAY TO BE SAVED is
to ACKNOWLEDGE THAT the Law
ENDED with Jesus.
And that, since
Jesus' death, SALVATION is TOTALLY (100%) A
GIFT of God's marvelous Grace, to
those who receive Him and TRUST Him.
That's how father
Abraham was saved. That's how you and I are saved.
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