WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2015
What the religious
system ERRONEOUSLY calls "tithing" is UNBIBLICAL.
There is NO
SCRIPTURE ANYWHERE that requires ANYONE -- Jew or
Gentile - to pay 10% OF ONE'S
SALARY or income to a religious figure or organization.
Bible DOES NOT REQUIRE ANYONE - Jew or Gentile - to pay
10% of their income to the High Priest, Levites, OR ANYONE
ELSE - LET ALONE to a
Christian pastor, evangelist, minister or religious
however, are a different matter.
Freewill offerings are
either money, or things that can be exchanged for money, given
VOLUNTARILY, IN ANY AMOUNT THE GIVER CHOOSES, WITHOUT any
coercion, manipulation, or THREATS.
are, in fact, ENCOURAGED throughout the New Testament
(Romans 12:8; 2 Corinthians 9:7; Philippians 4:16-19).
There is NOTHING WRONG WITH
receiving VOLUNTARY DONATIONS from those who have been
blessed or edified by a ministry.
THE REASON that I
have CHOSEN NOT TO accept
even VOLUNTARY offerings is, to put it bluntly, CREDIBILITY.
BY TALKING INCESSANTLY
ABOUT MONEY, most ministries have reduced the Christian
Message to little more than a BUSINESS.
The public, in
general, believes they care
nothing about people's souls: that
ALL they are after is MONEY.
The public, sad to
say, IS usually CORRECT.
Jesus called me into a
rather unique and UNCONVENTIONAL ministry.
The LAST thing I need
is for some UNSAVED person to think that we're just
"another ministry" who is ONLY in it for selfish
Or that these
teachings are merely "another religious gimmick" concocted
so that I can get rich and live better than the Sultan of
That is why, by the
sheer Grace of God, I won't take a nickel from ANYONE.
But JESUS (fortunately,
in His day, there were no lying, greedy, corrupt
televangelists) DID RECEIVE
free will offerings.
Luke tells us that
Jesus had a group of REGULAR DONORS that included Mary
Magdalene, Joanna the wife of Herod's household manager
Chuza, Susanna, and "many
others" (Luke 8:1-3).
In addition to these
WOMEN, He was doubtlessly given voluntary offerings by
others from time to time.
Although the Gospels
do not specifically say this, the Roman centurion whose
daughter He raised from the dead comes to mind. He probably became
a regular contributor (Luke 7:5-9).
TWO things are
1. Even JESUS' ministry was
mainly supported BY WOMEN.
Statistics show that,
even today -- 2,000 years later -- WOMEN
provide the lion's share (70%) of the funds to support ALL
hypocrites, Jesus DIDN'T
APPLY A DOUBLE STANDARD by TAKING women's MONEY, then
BANNING women from preaching.
The FIRST PERSON He
sent to announce the Good News of His Resurrection WAS
A WOMAN (John 20:17).
She announced it to
His 12 MALE apostles, no less! (John 20:18)
2. KINGS DON'T BEG
Jesus is the King of
kings. He and His disciples NEVER begged for money, as
today's hirelings do (supposedly in His Name) and virtually
He is King and He
always comported Himself as such... even when being
sentenced and executed.
Contrast that with
today's religious traffickers WHO
CONSTANTLY BEG LIKE PAUPERS, so they can LIVE LIKE kings...
AT YOUR EXPENSE.
Jesus gave us THE
SUPREME EXAMPLE to follow, which is this:
If you are preaching
and teaching God's Word, being
and doing God's Will, God will see to it that the money is
there WHEN YOU NEED IT.
promised that you'd live in a palace, travel in luxury,
and wallow in excess.
He calls, He PROVIDES what's NEEDED when NEEDED.
Glory to the eternal
There is NO SCRIPTURE
anywhere that THREATENS Christians that "God won't bless
them UNLESS they give".
Those who THREATEN
Christians with "a curse" if they fail to give 10% of their
incomes to a lying preacher, are
God gave us THE
GREATEST blessing of all, Salvation, by sheer Grace (Ephesians
NOT require us to give Him ANYTHING first.
WHY ON EARTH would He
require tithes, offerings, or ANYTHING ELSE, in
order to grant us LESSER blessings?
It doesn't make sense.
Romans 8:32 couldn't
DID NOT SPARE HIS OWN SON, but GAVE
HIM UP for us all--HOW will
He not also, along with Him, GRACIOUSLY
GIVE US ALL
TUESDAY, APRIL 28,
HOW DID JESUS SUPPORT
HIS MINISTRY ?
ANY individual who
hasn't heard or read the Gospels and watched 10 MINUTES of
Kristian TV, would get the
idea that ALL that Jesus EVER talked about was money:
MONEY, MONEY, MONEY,
Give, give, give,
give, give, give...
Do you know that JESUS
NEVER asked ANYONE for money?
You won't find A
SINGLE INSTANCE in Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, OR
ANYWHERE ELSE, where He asks for donations.
Do you know that JESUS
(BEING God) NEVER
said that giving to Him IS "giving to God"?
Take note, lying
Do you know that our
precious Savior NEVER EVEN
passed around an "offering plate" or TOOK UP A COLLECTION?
Don't look SO
It's one thing for
the UNSAVED NOT to know this.
The really SAD PART
is that Christians DON'T KNOW
Just like they
don't know that Jesus WASN'T ALWAYS NICE.
He WASN'T ALWAYS the
"sweet, gentle", "meek and mild", wimpy doormat that
religion has sold us.
From time to time,
certain individuals have offered to donate money to this
Most have been
sincere. However, in some cases, I
KNEW, by the Spirit, that they were simply "testing me" to
see if we REALLY LIVE UP to our stated policy of NOT
receiving donations from anyone.
When given our
standard answer: "we appreciate your generosity and thank
you, but this ministry does not ask for, or receive even
VOLUNTARY donations", then
THE REAL MOTIVE of their heart was exposed:
What they REALLY
WANTED to know is how do you propose that
we maintain our church building, or conduct fund raising, since
you teach that tithing by Christians is UNBIBLICAL?
When we provide THE
MODEL followed by Christ and His Apostles, they
They consider it
We never hear from
these people again.
That should give us a
rough idea of WHAT the
CORRUPT RELIGIOUS SYSTEM has done to the Christian psyche, and HOW
THOROUGHLY BRAINWASHED most of God's sheep have become.
WHO SAYS you have to
meet IN A BUILDING?
The MOMENT one of
those RELIGIOUS FORTRESSES is erected, it
EVERYONE, from the pastor
to the congregation BECOMES
That's why their
PRIMARY CONCERN becomes "HOW ARE WE GOING TO PAY the
mortgage, the electric bill, the insurance, the
Jesus said NO
ONE can serve TWO masters (Matthew 6:24).
If we met in PRIVATE
HOMES, or PUBLIC PROPERTY (parks, libraries, beaches,
coffee shops, as Jesus and His Apostles did), not
only would we save TONS of cash, we'd be free to love
Jesus, be Jesus, and worship Jesus, instead of CONSTANTLY
HAVING TO BEG and existing to
serve ANOTHER MASTER (Acts 8:3; 12:12; Romans 16:5; 1
Corinthians 16:19; Colossians 4:15; Philemon 1:2; Matthew
5:1; 8:1, 18-20; 14::15-21; Mark 2:1-5; 6:30-39).
Not to mention that we'd be
SURROUNDED BY the unsaved and bringing them IN DROVES into
His Kingdom, instead of ISOLATING from them in our
This all begs the
HOW DID Jesus
pay for HIS ministry?
Sure, He DID multiply
food on a couple of occasions (Mark 6:40-42; 8:1-9).
He DID cause a couple
of superabundant CATCHES of fish, with which they not only
filled their bellies, but doubtlessly SOLD and made a nice
profit, since most of His disciples were fishermen, and
that's HOW they made a living (Luke 5:4-10; John 21:1-6).
We even have an
instance where Jesus - while declaring that He was UNDER NO
OBLIGATION TO DO SO -- instructs Peter to throw in the line
and hook, and he would find a coin inside the fish's mouth
which he would use to pay the "temple tax" so as not to
scandalize the religious hierarchy (Matthew 17:24-27).
But these were rare
and ISOLATED cases.
We know from the
Gospels that Jesus ministered publicly for HALF A
SHEMITTAH, or 3½ years.
We also know that, in
addition to the multitudes that followed Him almost
everywhere, He had the 120, the 70, plus the 12 disciples
and their families to support.
We know He did not own
large granaries in which to store food, and
that He taught to live mostly on a DAY TO DAY basis (Matthew
We also know that
Judas was the group's Treasurer, who "carried the bag", from
which he regularly stole money and, apparently, there was
enough in it that no one noticed (John 12:6).
We can infer from
these passages that, WHILE
NOT RICH by worldly standards, as the "word of faith"
predatory wolves would have us believe, Jesus and His
disciples lacked nothing.
WHERE did the money
Come back tomorrow,
and I'll tell you.
MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2015
WHERE IS HEAVEN?
For all the talk about
heaven and "going to heaven", I've yet to hear anyone teach
WHERE HEAVEN IS.
Most religionists will
present it as some DISTANT, mysterious location known only
A secret place trillions
of light years from the earth.
Certain religions misrepresent
heaven as a giant oasis, full of "black eyed virgins",
ready to indulge every male sexual whim.
conventional religious teaching, heaven is NONE OF THAT.
a DIFFERENT DIMENSION.
a HIGHER DIMENSION (Isaiah 57:15).
where Jesus is.
Jesus IS heaven.
In fact, if you are
born-again in Christ, heaven
is ALREADY IN YOU (Luke 17:21).
dimension is already INSIDE
It is INNER space (Ecclesiastes
What we call "OUTER
space" (the Big Bang) is
merely the result of God's response to Satan's rebellion.
What caused the
"expansion" was God
EJECTING Satan (the mystery of iniquity) and blasting him
and his angels away from Himself (Genesis
Satan only regained
access to heaven by deceiving
and then usurping man's authority (Job 1:6; Isaiah
14:12; Revelation 12:9-11).
The Bible is clear
that HELL is in the
CENTER OF the earth (Numbers 16:33; Deuteronomy 32:22;
But HEAVEN is
NOT a geographical location.
Again: heaven is
NOT a GEOGRAPHICAL location.
Heaven is a
only INCHES away from the earth realm.
Repeat: Heaven is
ONLY INCHES away from the earth realm.
It only SEEMS FAR
OFF to our flawed human perception.
From the heavenly
dimension we can travel through space and time.
Jesus certainly did.
When the Body of
Christ is raptured, it won't
go through trillions and trillions of miles into space.
It will be CAUGHT
UP into the INNER dimension.
Our Spirit (Jesus) will
rapture our soul into Himself (2 Corinthians 3:17).
The soul will be
raptured by Jesus (our
Spirit), INTO Jesus Himself, WHO IS heaven.
And from that INNER
dimension, we will be able to see and know EVERYTHING that
happens in this realm of OUTER DARKNESS.
We will see them, they
won't see us.
Religion, which treats
its mindless followers as little more than Pavlovian dogs, has
conditioned us to look for "God" on the OUTSIDE, way
off in THE DISTANCE, UP IN THE SKY INTO THE FAR BLUE
As usual, RELIGION IS
The Truth is God
(heaven) is closer than our breath (Deuteronomy 30:14;
We will never find
Jesus, or heaven, by LOOKING INTO OUTER space.
We will find Him when
we look for Him WITH ALL our
hearts in INNER space (Luke 17:21).
He is the
SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2015
SEPARATION OF CHURCH &
I know the term DOES
NOT appear in the U.S. Constitution.
I also know it came
from a letter written by Thomas Jefferson to the Danbury
Baptist Association in 1802.
This term is actually a
What they actually
mean is "separation of
RELIGION and State".
In that context, the
First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution does state:
"Congress shall make no law
RESPECTING AN ESTABLISHMENT OF RELIGION, or prohibiting
the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of
speech, or of the press; or the right of the people
peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a
redress of grievances".
God bless our Founding
freedom loving individuals should
be FOR separation of RELIGION and State.
demonstrated aplenty the atrocious consequences of merging
RELIGION and State:
The Dark Ages, the
Crusades, the Thirty Years' War, the death, the torture,
the incarceration, the extortion, the excesses, the
repression, the "sale" of salvation, the stifling of free
speech, the abuse of power, the greed, the
excommunications, the hatred, the division, the mock
trials, the Inquisition.
And if you want more
recent proof of just how evil and lethal this ungodly
combination can be, just look to Northern Ireland, Iran and
and State is wise.
CHURCH (as in the true Body of Christ) and State is an
altogether different issue.
person should be fervently AGAINST
IT, and here's why:
The CHURCH and "State" will
be one and the same in the Millennium.
Whether anyone likes
it or not, this world will be
ruled by Jesus Christ, and NO ONE ELSE (Zechariah
Jesus, however, will
not manifest as only ONE Jesus anymore.
He will be ruling and
reigning from Jerusalem.
He will also rule,
SIMULTANEOUSLY, in and through an army of MANIFESTED SONS
OF the Most High God, which is what you (born-again
believer in Christ) and are
PREDESTINED by God Himself to become (Daniel 7:22, 27;
Romans 8:19-23; Revelation 5:10).
Each of us will
manifest a unique facet of His
Infinite Wisdom and Perfection - glory to Him for all the
ages to come, amen.
We will cover the earth with
the knowledge of the Lord, as well as with His glory
(Isaiah 11:9; Habakkuk 2:14).
This was, and HAS ALWAYS
BEEN, God's intent since Genesis 1:28: to
have this planet ruled and subdued by His Sons.
If ANYONE has a
problem with THAT, then I suggest they
GET SAVED by inviting Jesus into their hearts, and
RECEIVING Him as God and Savior.
WHERE this thing is headed.
The only ones who
would OPPOSE such magnificent plan are those who AREN'T children
It is during that
time, when the Kingdom of God will TANGIBLY AND VISIBLY
manifest on earth, that the "restoration of all things"
promised in Acts 3:21 will take place.
That is when this
planet will be restored to paradisaical state (Isaiah
2:1-5; 11:1-12; 65:17-25; Zechariah 14:6-9).
This, according to
Romans 8:19-23, is for what
ALL of Creation eagerly groans: the moment when it is
ruled, once again, by its Creator.
The heathen - tribulation
survivors - and the earth itself, ARE OUR INHERITANCE
(Psalm 2:8; 37:11; Matthew 5:5).
We as loving, obedient
children, will delight in
presenting that inheritance back to our heavenly Father, as
OUR LOVE GIFT.
Separation of RELIGION
Separation of CHURCH
In your dreams!!!
SATURDAY, APRIL 25,
DUMP THE TUTOR
LAW WAS OUR TUTOR TO BRING US TO Christ, THAT WE MIGHT BE
JUSTIFIED BY FAITH.
faith has come, WE ARE NO LONGER UNDER A TUTOR.
ARE ALL THE CHILDREN of God BY
FAITH IN Christ Jesus". (Galatians
Most parents deal with
this at some point or another:
problems with math, and Jenni's failing French, therefore,
their parents find a tutor to bring Jimmy's math or Jenni's
French to an acceptable
Once they reach that level,
the tutor is history.
He or she is GONE!
Tutors are always
hired on a TEMPORARY basis.
Only until a certain
degree of knowledge is achieved.
Then students are
ready for the Teacher.
In the verses above
Paul undisputedly says that the
Law was merely our (temporary) tutor to BRING US TO faith
But that, AFTER FAITH
HAS COME, we are JUSTIFIED BY FAITH, and WE
ARE NO LONGER UNDER THE TUTOR.
Once faith has come,
we've achieved the desired grade, and we're
now ready for the Teacher.
Once faith has come, we
don't need the tutor, and WE
ARE NO LONGER UNDER THE LAW.
We are to
DUMP THE TUTOR, and COMPLETELY TRUST the Teacher.
And, if the Teacher,
BY SHEER Grace, chooses to bestow on us not just a "passing
grade"... but a PERFECT
grade, praise His Holy Name!
Jesus is the Teacher.
The Greatest Teacher
In fact, the title
Rabbi (teacher), comes from rab, which means "great
He established a NEW
Testament based ENTIRELY,
100%, ON FAITH (trust).
There is NO
SUCH THING AS a New Testament based on Law.
is NO SUCH THING AS a NEW Testament based on Law.
find that contradicting concept ANYWHERE in Scripture.
WHY do so many
"Christians" insist on CLINGING TO A FAILING GRADE UNDER
THE LAW, when they can get AN
"A+" by Grace through faith?
WHY do so many
"Christians" insist on
CLINGING TO THE TUTOR, when they now have THE TEACHER?
FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2015
The Word of God is
FULL of Wisdom.
He/it is AN ENDLESS,
We will cherish His
Word, both the Incarnate Word, Jesus, and His written Word
- a manifestation of His brilliance - for all eternity.
I say this because I
ADORE Jesus with every particle of my being.
But also because we
must never become so "religiously spiritual" (there's a
CONTRADICTION of terms for you!) that we cannot address
practical issues that people face in everyday life.
We must never become
so "heavenly minded" that we're no earthly good.
As in all other
situations, Jesus is our Pattern, OUR SUPREME example.
As spiritually and
heavenly minded as He was and is, He
also dealt with the disciples' practical needs.
He could minister to
the crowds one moment, to an individual the next, then get
into a boat with some of the 12 to
ACTUALLY catch fish.
What to do with
challenges that life throws your way?
How can we unravel the
unholy mess we've made of our lives?
Of course, the first
step is to ask the Holy
Spirit's guidance, His Wisdom, and His SOLUTION.
Then LISTEN, PAY
attention to His inner "Voice".
Asking Him, and NOT
EXPECTING an answer, is a waste of time.
So is asking Him, then
NOT LISTENING and being ATTENTIVE to His answer.
You have to be ON THE LOOKOUT
FOR His answer, UNTIL it comes.
Then look at the
circumstance, instead of as one big, giant "problem", as
A SERIES OF SMALL items that need to be fixed.
As the saying goes, NO
ONE can eat a WHOLE elephant in one sitting.
But WE CAN eat it ONE
BITE at a time.
Make a list of things
that need "fixing". Then PRIORITIZE.
Which of those things
IS IN MOST IMMEDIATE need of
fixing or correcting?
Tackle them in
order OF PRIORITY, one by one.
Before you know it,
"the elephant" will be GONE.
This principle applies
to nearly every circumstance we face:
If you think of ALL
you have to do at home, you won't do anything, and the
situation will get worse and worse.
You'll get depressed,
discouraged, and DEFEATED, BEFORE you even start.
Conversely, if you
think in terms of "this week, I will focus on doing
_______, and nothing else".
Then pick ONE item
next week, and focus on solving, that, and so on... what
seemed like a monumental task, will be resolved in no time.
Likewise, nobody gains
or loses 50 pounds in one day. If you think "Gee, I need to
lose 50 pounds", chances are you never will.
If you focus on losing
5 pounds, then when you do, focus on the next 5, then the
next 5... the 50 pounds will be gone before you know it.
You GAINED the weight in
small, regular increments, and YOU'LL LOSE IT THE SAME WAY.
Remember that God
has NO PROBLEMS.
Jesus is THE
SOLUTION to EVERY circumstance and challenge.
You may be the
only Jesus that someone else ever comes across.
Jesus wants His
children FREE of worldly concerns, so they can focus on
Him, worship Him, and BE Him.
As Paul instructs
"No soldier ENTANGLES
HIMSELF WITH THE AFFAIRS OF THIS LIFE; in order to please
Him who has chosen him to be a soldier" (2 Timothy 2:4).
If you are entangled,
it's time to BREAK FREE
THURSDAY, APRIL 23,
SPIRIT & SOUL
From God's eternal
perspective, Salvation is complete, perfect and lacks
earthly perspective, its completion and perfection have
not yet manifested.
That is why we can be
saved (born again) and STILL
NOT YET APPEAR "what we shall be" (1 John 3:2).
When we receive Christ
into our hearts, our spirit is reconnected to His Spirit,
and we're SPIRITUALLY born again.
From that moment, we
have Him (Perfection) in our spirits.
However, OUR SOULS
(minds) are a different story.
The HUMAN MIND only gets
renewed (born again) BY SEEING the REAL Jesus, as He really
is, in His glorified, ascended Self.
I'm not talking about
some religious icon who
resembles the human Jesus.
I'm not even talking
about His ACTUAL, earthly HUMAN picture.
If that's what it took, then
everyone who's seen the Face and Image on the Shroud of
Turin would have been transformed and raptured.
the REAL glorified, ascended Jesus,
Face to face,that renovates our minds thus triggering our
transformation from mortal to immortal.
Our SPIRITS are saved when we
Our SOULS are saved when
we SEE Christ.
The Good News is that ALL
who have RECEIVED Him will also, sooner or later, SEE
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22,
THE END OF PROPHECY
"LOVE (Jesus) NEVER
FAILS: but whether there be
PROPHECIES, they shall END; whether there be tongues,
THEY SHALL CEASE; whether there be knowledge, IT SHALL
For we know IN PART,
and we prophesy IN PART.
THAT WHICH IS PERFECT (COMPLETE) IS COME, then that WHICH
IS IN PART SHALL BE DONE AWAY" (1 Corinthians 13:8-10).
There is a saying
among my family that "if you want to see Martel LIGHT UP,
just talk about Jesus, the Bible, or Bible prophecy".
At the mention of
Jesus, His written Word, or His prophecies, I get "turned
on" like a neon sign at a Vegas casino...
That's because I'm
EXTREMELY FANATICAL ABOUT Jesus.
I could talk about
Him, His Word, and His prophecies non-stop 24/7.
called me to teach His Word of Prophecy.
For me, studying and
meditating His Word is something that
comes NATURALLY and effortlessly.
Something that I
I get as excited TODAY
about new prophetic revelations, as
I did 20 or 30 years ago.
And yet, this prophecy
teacher is telling you, based ON GOD'S WORD, that
PROPHECY SHALL CEASE.
It will come TO AN
One day soon, there
will be NO MORE prophecy.
Because prophecy, no
matter how awesome and accurate, IS
ONLY "IN PART".
JESUS, on the other
hand, IS Perfection.
that which is Perfect (Jesus) has come - EVERY THING that
is IN PART (therefore, imperfect) WILL BE DONE AWAY.
prophecy, human knowledge and tongues.
I love you Pentecostal
brothers and sisters, and I'm Spirit-filled. I privately
speak and pray in tongues...
But just like prophecy
shall end, SO WILL TONGUES.
When He who IS PERFECT
appears, there will be NO MORE speaking in tongues.
We will be able to
communicate with God in a
perfect and pure language, faster than the speed of
thought, and without even moving our lips (Zephaniah
The REASON that ALL prophecy
will soon END is that JESUS (Perfection, Completeness) IS
THE END of all that is "in part" (therefore, IMPERFECT)
All Bible prophecy is TRUE,
and WILL HAPPEN, but prophecy is related to "time",
and time is FINITE.
Besides, JESUS IS
THE ULTIMATE FULFILLMENT OF ALL PROPHECY.
That is worth
Jesus IS --THE
ULTIMATE FULFILLMENT OF -- ALL Bible
(witness) of Jesus IS the
Spirit of prophecy (Revelation 19:10).
When we SEE JESUS, as
He really is, Face to face, ALL that is IN PART and
IMPERFECT shall come to AN END.
we REALLY want to see His Word of Prophecy FULFILLED, if we
want ALL that is prophesied to FINALLY happen...
If we really want the
Rapture, Second Coming, Millennium, and beyond...
If we want PERFECTION
to manifest in this corrupt, sinful, miserable planet WE
MUST DESIRE TO SEE Jesus, and we MUST SEEK Jesus Face to
face, with ALL our hearts.
TUESDAY, APRIL 21,
YOUR GREATEST DESIRE
JESUS is what every
individual on earth WANTS and NEEDS, whether they realize
it or not.
To experience Him, in
the DEEPEST recesses of our hearts and being is what being
born-again is all about.
But our GREATEST
DESIRE -- and our GREATEST NEED -- is
TO SEE JESUS, as He really is, Face to face.
Many of you know that
I was raised Roman Catholic.
Many of the artistic
renderings of Jesus are remarkably accurate, as far as His
PHYSICAL, human face and body are concerned.
The Shroud of Turin is the
first photograph ever made, and AN ACTUAL PICTURE OF the
HUMAN Jesus, as well as graphic evidence of the
terrible suffering and death He endured for our sakes.
It's also soaked with
GOD'S OWN, IMMACULATE Blood.
As PRECIOUS as that
relic is - and I'm NOT A FAN OF religious relics, but this
one - for obvious reasons - is THE exception...
As much as I love the
Person on the Shroud, and as much as I appreciate that
piece of cloth that I just described...
That man is NOT the
REAL Jesus in the sense that the
REAL Jesus is in a much HIGHER realm, and is the FULL
Manifestation of God's unspeakable Love, Beauty and
Perfection (Hebrews 1:3).
What we see on the
Shroud is what the REAL Jesus
BECAME, when He took off His glory, became HUMAN FLESH, and
showed up as Last Adam in order to redeem Adam-kind (Philippians
The REAL Jesus is GLORIFIED,
IMMORTAL, INDESTRUCTIBLE Spirit Substance.
REAL Jesus is what we - who believe in Him - are DESTINED
TO BECOME (Romans 8:29).
In order to BECOME
Him, we must see Him "as
He IS" (1 John 3:2).
When we SEE God's Perfection,
we BECOME PERFECT.
SEE Jesus, we BECOME Jesus (Colossians 2:9).
That is what
He intended ALL ALONG.
MONDAY, APRIL 20,
YOUR SECRET DESIRE
Most people have
a secret desire of which they aren't even AWARE.
They have a
deep longing in their innermost being, which they find
difficult to identify, and even more difficult to fill.
Because they have that
void, and they don't realize WHAT they REALLY long for, they
try to FILL IT WITH all kinds of stuff.
Problem is that all
the stuff, all those artificial "FILLERS", ALWAYS LEAVE US
EMPTIER than we were before:
"friendships", material things, mansions, planes, cars,
motorcycles, gadgetry, booze, drugs, music, movies, sex,
plastic surgery, spas, parties, luxuries, clothes, jewelry,
The list is ENDLESS.
The PROOF that these
things do NOT fill the void,
and DO NOT satisfy, is that they're
Hence, we have to
"keep going back for more", and "reinventing" these things,
as well as "reinventing" ourselves, time and again...
they bring is TEMPORARY relief.
is this deep, secret longing in our hearts?
WHAT IS IT that we
REALLY, REALLY WANT, of which
most of us aren't even consciously aware?
We SECRETLY WANT God.
We want -- and NEED
-- A PERMANENT CONNECTION
with the Divine.
experience the ETERNAL Being from Whom we came and in Whom
That is why JESUS
- and ONLY JESUS - will fill the void in your heart.
That is why JESUS
- and ONLY JESUS - will SATISFY.
We were made in His
His Image WILL FULFILL US.
Only His Image can
FILL the void - TOTALLY and PERMANENTLY.
Only His Image will
NEVER leave us nor forsake us - for any reason, or
under any circumstance.
Only His Image can
be TRUSTED 100% -- ALWAYS.
I'm talking about His
TRUE Image, NOT some human adaptation, manufactured by our
You can run after
stuff ALL YOUR LIFE, and NONE
of it, will EVER fulfill your longing.
things were created in YOUR image, NOT in His.
You will get old
running after stuff and end up lonely, disillusioned and
But Jesus IS
He will never abandon
you for ANY reason.
He is THE SAME
yesterday, today, and FOR ALL THE AGES TO COME.
JESUS IS WHAT WE REALLY,
SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2015
sisters, NOT MANY OF YOU
SHOULD BECOME TEACHERS. You know that we who teach WILL BE
JUDGED MORE SEVERELY" (James 3:1).
The immaturity and
self-deception that goes on in religious circles is
"Christians" believe that
they can manipulate GOD to do THEIR bidding.
think the Almighty is taking
polls to see what's popular and what isn't, what they
like or dislike, what they approve or disapprove.
They think that by voting to
"dislike" a video, they can CHANGE God's Word and what
He said would happen.
Never mind that they
have NO BIBLICAL ARGUMENTS to refute the video.
Likewise they delude
themselves into thinking that THEIR OPINION determines what
is true or false.
One pitiful moron, in
particular, actually tried to "correct" one of our videos
by pointing out that the
first month is called "Nisan" and NOT "Aviv".
Of course when I
countered, that God calls it
Aviv, provided several BIBLICAL CITATIONS TO PROVE IT, and
informed her that it did not become "Nisan" - which is a
PAGAN NAME - until 1,000 years later during Babylonian
captivity, the nitwit HAD NO ANSWERS.
For Pete's sakes,
Israel's second largest city is called Tel Aviv. It's not
called Tel Nisan!
Another idiot actually
said that the tribulation (I kid you not) lasts
When I PROVE to
these LIARS - who CLAIM to be Christian - that THEY ARE
CONTRADICTING Christ, and even quote Scripture VERBATIM
to prove it, they don't show
THE SLIGHTEST CONCERN.
It's like TALKING TO A
Not even A SMIDGEON of
hesitation, REPENTANCE, or remorse.
They go on pushing
their unbiblical lies as though the Bible, and Bible
prophecy in particular, is
SOME SORT OF GAME.
EVEN CHILDREN have enough
sense not to accept "because I say so" as A VALID
REASON to believe or do something.
imbeciles think THEY CAN GET AWAY WITH IT.
perceive God as some fickle
egomaniac worried about what A BUNCH OF IGNORANT SINNERS
THINK OF HIM and His decrees.
What all these Bible
illiterates have in common, besides
probably BEING LOST, is they are SELF-APPOINTED "teachers".
CALLED THEM into the ministry, and NEVER
CALLED THEM TO TEACH anything.
They are TARES, planted
by the enemy, PRETENDING to be wheat.
But they're NOT FOOLING
Jesus. He knows EXACTLY what they are.
He said that wheat and tares
must grow together until the harvest.
But when harvest time comes,
He will gather the wheat in His barn, and BURN the tares in
the lake of fire, where there will be weeping and gnashing
They need to REPENT (if
they do, perhaps God, in His mercy, will transform them
into wheat), SHUT THEIR STUPID MOUTHS, SEARCH
THE SCRIPTURES DILIGENTLY, and LEARN humbly and in silence.
Yet they have the
AUDACITY to "teach" and "CORRECT", when
they're the ones BADLY IN NEED OF CORRECTION.
Fact is God
DOESN'T CARE what you or I think, what
you or I like or dislike.
What we call "the
future" HAS BEEN PREARRANGED
since before the foundation of the world (Isaiah
The outcome IS FIXED whether
anyone likes it or not.
I promise you won't
wake up one morning to God's tweet: "Guess what? I decided
to change the Antichrist from Alexander to Obama, ‘cause
that's what you all wanted".
Hell will turn into a glacier
BEFORE that happens.
We have TOO
MANY UNQUALIFIED "teachers", and TOO
That ratio URGENTLY
needs to be REVERSED.
SATURDAY, APRIL 18,
FINDING & KILLING
Just in time for Holy
Week, two of the cable news networks went head-to-head on
THEIR VERSION of the life and ministry of Jesus:
Fox News showed Bill
O'Reilly's movie adaptation of his best-selling book Killing
CNN countered with a
series of mockumentaries enticingly titled Finding
I COULDN'T STAND to
watch more than A FEW minutes of Killing
The film has little
to do with the Gospels and, as is usual with most Jesus
related fare, it's artificially overacted.
The casting is
HORRENDOUS, to put it mildly:
Kelsey Grammer (TV's Frasier)
Of all the JEWISH
actors in Hollywood, New York, and elsewhere, they had to
pick A MUSLIM to play Jesus?
But the "good" people
at Fox News and National Geographic, who produced the film,
know all too well that in the TV game CONTROVERSY EQUALS
This guy wasn't even
REMOTELY believable as Jesus, and not just because of his
This brings us to
CNN's series Finding
It's nothing more than
a disjointed smorgasbord of supposed relics (a bone that is
said to be John the Baptist's), plus the second century,
heretical, so-called Gospel of Judas, plus the old, tired
UNPROVEN, NON-HISTORICAL, UNBIBLICAL, alleged
"relationship" between Jesus and Mary Magdalene.
As usual, there
wasn't ONE commentator featured who was an orthodox
Christian scholar, but the customary lineup and
repartee of liberal scholars, who claim, among other
things, that John the Baptist was Jesus' mentor, and
present Jesus as little more than a social activist.
Of course they never
tell us WHERE in the Gospels
- or even IN SECULAR HISTORY - they find such lunacies.
EVERYTHING they presented
AS "FACT" is UNPROVEN:
All they served up is
GROSSLY BIASED SPECULATION.
The ONE THING that you WON'T
accomplish, by the end of the series, IS
So, why am I bringing
Christians can LEARN A LOT from these unfortunate,
When WE FAIL to tell the
Truth, when WE DO NOT PRESENT the REAL Jesus to world -- the
world WILL PRESENT THEIR own, DISTORTED VERSION of Him.
And, Lord knows, they
have THE WORLDWIDE MEDIA and resources, to
present WHATEVER THEY WANT as "fact".
Instead of using air
time to manipulate stupid Kristians into sending us money,
instead of preaching a "give to get" scam, or
some INVENTED prophetic fantasy, WE BETTER GET BACK to
WHAT JESUS COMMANDED US TO DO:
Present Him - the
REAL JESUS - to a lost and dying world headed for
If we DON'T, secularists WILL.
"jesus" (small "j") WILL ALWAYS BE A
SORRY CARICATURE of the REAL Savior.
Tell them that He is
not only THE Messiah, but GOD
Incarnate (John 1:14).
Tell them that He is THE
ONE AND ONLY SAVIOR, and there's NO SALVATION APART FROM
HIM (Acts 4:12).
Open your eyes, greedy
FOR ONCE, stop
focusing on YOURSELVES, and FOCUS ON HIM, whom you CLAIM to
Give Satan AN
INCH and he'll take THE
FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2015
There are several
things every good fisherman must know:
1. You'll never catch ALL the
fish. No matter how many you reel in, there will
always be more.
2. You won't catch
all, but YOU WILL catch SOME.
If you throw the net
out, you WILL catch fish.
way you won't catch any fish is BY NOT CASTING your fishing
line or net into the water.
repeating: THE ONLY WAY you won't catch fish is by
NOT using your fishing gear, and not putting it in the
If you throw it where
the fish are, YOU'LL CATCH
FISH... no ifs, ands or buts. It's INEVITABLE.
You gotta go where the
ONLY WAY you'll never win someone to Christ is by NOT
presenting Jesus and his timeless Message of love and
If you put His Message, His
Gospel, OUT THERE, some people will be brought into the
Kingdom FOR SURE.: It's INEVITABLE.
4. You gotta have some
sort of "lure" and "bait".
will get the fish's attention -- that will ATTRACT the fish
-- and induce them to bite.
Begin by talking about
or doing something that they
like and INTERESTS THEM.
5. You gotta be ready
to catch ALL KINDS of fish.
You'll catch some nice
fish, but you'll also bring in some really nasty looking
Most of the time fishermen
don't know what they got at the end of the line, until they
reel it in.
I promise you'll
sometimes be shocked at the kind of fish that attaches
itself to your hook.
6. No fish you catch will
EVER be clean.
EVERY fish you bring
in will be slimy, scaly and
smelly. There's NO WAY of getting around that.
No one's ever caught a
fish that lacked entrails
(yuck!), didn't feel slippery, didn't flap around, didn't
have scales, and didn't have that fishy smell...
one's ever brought a sinner into God's Kingdom, who
didn't look, or feel, or act, or smell... like the world,
LIKE A SINNER.
Catch them first. Clean ‘em
the Holy Spirit who does the cleaning.
The cleaning isn't
Everyone who's ever
had the unpleasant task of cleaning fish knows IT'S
A PROCESS. It can be pretty gross.
Same goes for human "fish".
7. We've all heard the
"fish" stories, about "the
one that got away".
Won't happen too
often, but once in a while, you'll THINK you got a fish, you
start reeling him in, and he'll manage to get off the hook
at the last minute.
This happens because
HE DIDN'T REALLY SWALLOW THE HOOK. Hence,
it did not go in deep. It was a SUPERFICIAL bite (Mark
At such times, you'll
be disappointed, but there's
NOTHING you can do to FORCE the fish to bite. You
commit such fish to Christ, and just
go on fishing.
So, now that you've
taken a "crash" course in fishing... throw
the net out and bring ‘em in!
When you do, invite me
over for dinner.
THURSDAY, APRIL 16,
FISHERS OF MEN
In Matthew 4:18-20
Jesus came across Peter and his brother Andrew as they were
washing their fishing nets.
He gave them this
command: Follow me and I will
make you fishers of men.
Matthew's gospel says
they IMMEDIATELY left their nets and followed Him.
Jesus is the same yesterday,
today and forever. His disciples, likewise, should be the
same yesterday, today and forever.
Jesus taught them to
from the best.
And, boy, did
In a matter of 300
years, you could hardly find anyone who hadn't heard the
Gospel, or who wasn't Christian.
Their "fishing" was so
successful, so productive, that it changed the world
It's brought untold
millions of "fish" from the depths of hell, to the heights
Jesus' true disciples are
They haven't quit.
They haven't retired. They haven't folded up their nets.
They didn't leave their trade to enjoy "the good life".
If you throw the net, you
may not always catch fish, but YOU WILL CATCH SOME.
EVERY SINGLE follower
of Jesus has the God-given
assignment to "fish".
I'm mindful that not
every disciple is called to do it full time, but at the
very least, on a "part time" basis.
Jesus started it all.
His apostles took the
Gospel to the entire known world.
But it was average, ordinary
individuals, who spread the message from house to house,
friend to friend, neighbor to neighbor, synagogue to
synagogue, at the water well, the public bath, and the
If you are a believer
and follower of Jesus Christ, it's
your duty, as time and opportunity permit, to share His
Good News with others.
You should, AT THE
VERY LEAST, share Him with those about whom you care and
who are an important part of your life.
If you need
instructions on how to do it
IN SIX EASY STEPS, just click on "Soul winning" (TOP LEFT).
Ever told someone HOW
MUCH Jesus loves them, and the price He paid to SAVE
Ever invited someone
to receive Him?
Caught any "fish"
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15,
What should a believer
in Christ do when things
don't turn out as expected?
We spend COUNTLESS
HOURS studying and meditating His Word of Prophecy, we
receive tons of fresh revelation, we stand on His Word, we
make our projections and calculations... EVERY
DETAIL matches TO PERFECTION... and NOTHING happens.
Do we throw a tantrum
like spoiled children who didn't get their way?
Do we immediately
DISMISS God's Holy Word, ASSUME IT'S NOT TRUE, and run all
over cyberspace in search of an "alternative theory"?
If you have more
faith IN MORTAL MAN, than IN
GOD, you got A SERIOUS
Forget Bible prophecy,
if I were you I'd examine MY
OWN HEART and MAKE SURE that I'm saved (as in BORN-AGAIN).
Do we run to one of
those lame prophecy forums where every moron can OPINE
anything that pops into his/her stupid head - and come up
with 10 different AND CONTRADICTING theories within a
You'll only end up
MORE CONFUSED than you already are.
Well, are you going to
tell me, Martel, that YOU'RE
Of course I'm disappointed!!!
I'm HUMAN, like
everyone else, and I want to
I'd also like to get
THE HEAVEN OUTTA HERE!
disappointed that the Rapture DID NOT, and will not, happen
What I won't do is
SHOVE God's WORD ASIDE, and look for some MAN FABRICATED
THEORY, SOME MORTAL "OPINION", that suits my fancy.
Nor will I forsake
what can be PROVEN -- BEYOND ANY DOUBT -- with His written
The Word of God IS
Any mistakes WERE
MINE - and MINE ALONE.
God DOESN'T make
His Word has
NEVER FAILED in 6,000 years of human history, and never
What I will do, IS
STEP BACK for a while.
We got at least
another year, Lord willing, so
what's the rush?
Then, when time,
energy, and my own health permit, and when the Spirit MOVES
ME to do so, I'll go GO BACK
TO HIS WORD, and look at each and every detail with fresh
eyes and mind, and HUMBLY ask His Holy Spirit to show me
WHAT I missed.
That's WHAT A
LEGITIMATE CHILD OF GOD does.
To Jesus be all the
glory from everlasting to everlasting. Amen.
Those who LOSE THEIR
TRUST in God, because they
"didn't get their way", or things didn't happen as
expected, ARE NOT His CHILDREN.
They are BASTARDS.
AREN'T GOING ANYWHERE - even if the Rapture happened
TUESDAY, APRIL 14,
10 DAYS ? GOD HELP US
In Revelation 2:10 God
tells the churches "YOU WILL
HAVE TRIBULATION 10 DAYS".
We're not given many
details in Scripture as to what exactly will happen during
those 10 days.
We know, beyond any
doubt, that none of God's
judgments will begin until the Church is safely in heaven.
And we know of at
least FOUR MAJOR things that happen during the 10 days:
144,000 Israelites are sealed (Revelation 7:1-8).
dead in Christ rise (1 Thessalonians 4:15-16).
are gathered from one end of heaven to the other (Matthew
calls on the Name of the Lord (Jesus) -
even in the closing moments of this Age - will
be saved (Joel
Perhaps God, in His
infinite mercy, will have some of His angels explain to the
Church WHAT is going on (Matthew 24:29-30).
If He DOESN'T, it's
going to be A ROUGH 10 DAYS.
And here's why:
Not because some
building is going to fall on you, as some of you fear.
Not because some
tsunami is going to sweep you and your loved ones into the
ocean, as others of you fear.
Not even because we
won't have access to smart phones, internet or TV.
But rather because, UNLESS
God somehow explains to the Church what's going on, 99% of
Christians will be CLUELESS.
establishment has most Christians believing that
they won't even SEE the tribulation except "from the
balconies in heaven".
That the Rapture could
take place ANY DAY, AT ANY
TIME, without ANY warning.
That they'll be here
on earth going about their daily routine one moment, and
the next instant - before
they can even blink - they'll be in heaven.
Never mind that
Revelation 2:10, Revelation 7:14, and Luke 21:24-32 have
been in the Bible for the
past 2,000 YEARS.
You NEVER hear these
things taught or even
The Church has been
duped into thinking its Departure is either COMPLETELY
pre-trib, or completely post-trib.
It's not quite that
cut and dried.
For all intents and
purposes the Rapture IS pre-trib.
But the Church
experiences the first 10 days
of the tribulation - whether anyone likes it or not.
Can you imagine when
the ominous signs BEGIN to take place?
Then Jesus appears in
Some Christians will
think the Rapture's already taken place and that they
That THEY (to coin a
phrase) have been "left behind".
Worse, most of them
are expecting a 7-YEAR
If they're SCARED NOW
when I tell them about the 10
days with no judgments...
IMAGINE when they
THINK they're facing 7 WHOLE
KINDS of judgments!
Plus the Antichrist!
Plus the mark!
Again, I hope and pray
that God, in His great Wisdom and mercy, will
somehow inform His people as to what is going on.
That His gathering
angels, or some of us who may be alive, or both, will
be able to convey to the great multitude what is taking
If He doesn't, it'll
Just three days ago,
we posted a message entitled "Conviction Has NO Buts".
The basic theme of the
message is that most Christians have NO CONVICTIONS.
They DON'T KNOW WHAT they
Today they SAY "they
believe" this. And tomorrow they SAY "they
Their opinions change
more often than their underwear.
They have NO
DEEP-ROOTED BELIEFS about ANYTHING, including
And next week they'll SAY "they
believe" SOMETHING ELSE.
As I've been saying
for the past 10 years:
I mean, really, WHO
THE HELL DO THEY THINK THEY ARE?
WHO CARES what "YOU" believe? WHO
CARES what "I" believe?
The ONLY THING THAT
GOD say about it?
Those who KNOW what
GOD says, are
NOT EASILY SWAYED.
We are NOT swept away
by every wind of doctrine.
We have CONVICTION because
we KNOW that His Word NEVER CHANGES.
He will say the same
thing yesterday, today, tomorrow, next week, a billion
years from now, and FOR ALL ETERNITY.
Heaven help the
blind prophecy traffickers, and their blinder groupies.
even know WHAT HIT ‘EM!
They are going to wet
And all the worthless
books they've SOLD, filled with biased, censored
eschatology, will be used as
For years, they've
capriciously and unconscionably added and subtracted from
God's Word of Prophecy.
For years, they've
MISUSED God's Word claiming
"it says" WHAT it DOESN'T say, AND OMITTING what IT SAYS
that they don't like.
And, AT THAT TIME, it
will all come back to bite their behinds.
MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2015
NO RAPTURE IN 2015
I'm sorry to say that,
according to God's Word of prophecy and barring some sort
of supernatural Divine intervention, the
catching away of believers will not happen in Gregorian
At this point a number
of specific details given in Scripture would no longer fit.
While God IS God and
can do ANYTHING, we have to assume that the specific
details given in His Word are expressed in what we humans
call "real time".
If they weren't,
they'd be pretty USELESS.
If they weren't, then
the calendar that God Himself gave and the Feasts that
Himself commanded His people to observe, make absolutely NO
Having said these
things, and knowing now, with
the benefit of hindsight, that it won't happen this year, I
stand by EVERYTHING that I have taught in recent days about
the Rapture, tribulation and Second Coming.
The Timeline for the
3½-year tribulation is absolutely, 100% BIBLICAL,
REGARDLESS in which year the Rapture finally happens.
The major events will
happen on the indicated Hebrew dates.
That is THE Timeline given in
Scripture, and THE ONLY THING that is "up for grabs" at
this point is THE PRECISE YEAR in which these things will
That year, as per the
70 weeks prophecy, and Luke 21:24-32, CANNOT be far off.
So, if we're off by a
year or two... it's understandable, given the fact that there
are numerous calendar issues - which we've already
explained in detail - with which to deal in reconstructing
the past 2,500 years.
That's why we stated,
FROM THE VERY START, that it's NOT easy.
And that if it
happened some OTHER year, the
Gregorian dates would need to be adjusted accordingly.
A question that keeps
coming up is: am I sure that Christians will go through the
first 10 days of tribulation?
There's NO REASON
WHATSOEVER to allegorize Revelation 2:10.
Revelation 7:14 very clearly says that the great multitude
that NO ONE CAN NUMBER (the raptured Church) has "COME OUT
OF the great tribulation".
You can't COME OUT OF
the bedroom, UNLESS you have been IN the bedroom.
Just like you can't
COME OUT OF the car, unless you've first been IN the car.
There is no way of
getting around that BIBLICAL fact.
Thank God it's ONLY 10
days. That's A LOT BETTER than 1,285 days, which is the
duration of the tribulation.
Thank God that He
won't send ANY judgments UNTIL we're safely removed from
But we do get to
experience THE START OF that harrowing period.
It is clear that our
transformation from mortal to immortal takes place IN AN
INSTANT (1 Corinthians 15:50).
What is UNCLEAR is AT
WHAT POINT during those 10 days the actual transformation
It's also UNCLEAR WHERE believers
get to spend those 10 days.
Since, by God's
Grace, we have at least
another year on earth, let's MAKE IT COUNT:
Let's use it for
Let's share Christ as
If you need
step-by-step instructions on how to do that, just click on
"SOUL WINNING" on the top left of this page.
Let's continue to
intercede for many, many souls from every nation, kindred,
people and tongue to come into His Kingdom.
And let's all
WILLINGLY offer ourselves as LIVING SACRIFICE to God, so He
will have a Body of believers in whom to manifest.
Let's seek His Face, with
PURE hearts, and NO ULTERIOR MOTIVES - Rapture or no
We should ALL INTENSELY
DESIRE TO SEE Jesus as He really is, simply because He is
our One and only God, our One and only Savior, and OUR
FIRST and greatest Love.
SUNDAY, APRIL 12, 2015
THE LOVE JUDGE
"On Easter, I do
reflect on the fact that as a
Christian, I AM SUPPOSED TO LOVE. And I have to say that
sometimes WHEN I LISTEN TO LESS THAN LOVING EXPRESSIONS BY
CHRISTIANS, I get concerned.
So today, we
celebrate the magnificent glory of our risen Savior. I pray
that we will live up to His example.. I fall short so
Barack Obama, 44th
President of the United States
President Obama made
these unfortunate remarks at a recent Easter Prayer
He used THE VERY DAY
we celebrate our risen Savior - the day Divine Love
conquered death, hell and Satan - to
spew verbal vitriol against Christians and label us
This from the same man
WHO WON'T SAY ONE condemning
word against Islamists who regularly behead Christians,
and commit a number of other atrocities too gruesome to
Christians around the world
are being massacred each and every day, dying and subjected
to horrific, unspeakable suffering at the hands of
brutal jihadists and, instead of focusing ON WICKED ISLAMIC
HATRED, the so-called "leader
of the free world" chooses to attack Christians.
As if THEY WEREN'T ALREADY
Obama's comments were
outrageous. But worse, they
remarks could be used to try to "justify" and even defend
the on-going, horrendous persecution of Christians.
After all, according
to Mr. Obama, we're just a bunch of "unloving" hypocrites who
only call ourselves "Christian", but DO NOT FOLLOW Jesus'
This from the same man
who was A MEMBER of Jeremiah Wright's HATE MONGERING
congregation for 20 solid
years, and HEARD NOTHING BUT HATRED from Wright's
never said A WORD about THAT.
This from the man who
has led the MOST DISASTROUS presidency in U.S. history,
and whose so-called "foreign policy" is an international
But this shouldn't
THIS WASN'T THE FIRST TIME
that the President PILES IT ON Christians, all the
while FAWNING OVER the likes of Iran's Rouhani and Cuba's
Castro, whose behind he is
kissing even as I write:
Just a few short
months ago, at another Prayer Breakfast, the President launched
another verbal assault on Christians saying we should "get
off our high horse" about Islamic persecution of
In order to "make his
case" that Christians ARE AS
BAD AS JIHADISTS, Mr. Obama invoked the Crusades that
took place 800-1,000 years
ago and which were orchestrated by the CORRUPT
religious hierarchy in Rome, and NOT by born-again
Well, Mr. President,
I'm sorry that we Christians AREN'T
AS HUMANE AS those wonderful Iranians you seem
hell-bent on "befriending" while throwing our friend and
ally Israel under the bus.
Just like I'm sorry
that we Christians aren't
CHAMPIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS like those compassionate,
freedom-loving, murderous, communist, Castro brothers in
The ones who two years
ago had PEACEFUL Christian
dissident Osvaldo Paya MURDERED simply for his
ideological opposition to their regime.
All he wanted was
freedom of speech and freedom of assembly. It
cost him his life.
But YOU'LL NEVER HEAR any
protest OR ACCUSATION from the White House about THAT.
It's bad enough that
this joker somehow got elected Commander in Chief, but WHO
THE HECK MADE him THE LOVE JUDGE?
One of those "good",
"exemplary", "loving" Christian advisers who have the
President's ear should take
the time to read Jesus' words in Matthew chapter 23.
Then come back and
talk to us about being "unloving".
But I know, of course,
that Mr. Obama and his
self-righteous, clueless advisers, are MORE LOVING THAN
JESUS, and BETTER CHRISTIANS than Christ Himself.
ludicrous comments on OUR HOLIEST DAY, are not only
OFFENSIVE to every single Christian across the globe, they
are also FALSE.
Mr. Obama, to put it
bluntly, IS A LIAR.
He is ALSO A
That's why he
constantly seeks TO APPEASE Jesus' enemies, while
CRITICIZING His followers, whom he should be supporting.
Christians, while far
from perfect, are not unloving.
not responsible - nor have we done ANYTHING to merit - the
wrath and barbarism of Islamic jihadists seeking to
If the COMMANDER IN
SH*T wants to see WHAT REAL
HATE LOOKS LIKE, just look to the Middle East:
Christians are dying
for their faith. And they are BRAVE ENOUGH (glory to
Jesus!) NOT to renounce Christ, even
when faced with the most atrocious and vile acts of rape,
torture and murder.
As Christians, we must
stand up for our brothers and sisters. We must SPEAK THE
TRUTH and call out EVEN OUR
STUPID PRESIDENT for assaulting our faith, which he
should be DEFENDING.
"Unloving" Christians ARE
NOT "the problem". Unloving,
HATE-FILLED MUSLIMS, ARE the problem.
If Mr. Obama is really
so concerned with "UNLOVING" words and deeds,I
DARE HIM to CONDEMN THE SENSELESS PERSECUTION AND MARTYRDOM
OF MILLIONS OF HELPLESS Christians, and PUBLICLY DENOUNCE
Islamic jihadists for WHAT THEY REALLY ARE:
SATURDAY, APRIL 11,
ETERNAL MEANS "ALWAYS"
"These things have I
written unto you that believe
on the name of the Son of God; THAT YOU MAY KNOW THAT YOU
HAVE ETERNAL LIFE... we are in him that is true, even
in his Son Jesus Christ. This
is the true God, and eternal life" (1 John 5:13, 20).
Eternal Life means
we've ALWAYS been ONE WITH the Eternal God.
Our carnal and finite
minds tend to think of Salvation or Eternal Life in terms
of "FROM THE MOMENT we were born again" FORWARD into the
But, in order for
something or someone to be TRULY ETERNAL, it must have been
It must have been
REALITY (for lack of better terms in our fragmented human
language) in "eternity past", ETERNAL PRESENT and "eternity
My dear brothers and
sisters, do you realize THE
ENORMITY of this Eternal Truth?
Do you see what it
It means we
PRE-EXISTED in/with God since before the foundation of the
world (Job 28:4-7).
It means we
were CHOSEN AND PREDESTINED in Him also before the
foundation of the world (Ephesians 1:45-5).
It means we've
ALWAYS BEEN saved.
It means Salvation
(Eternal Life) CANNOT BE
If we COULD "lose it" it
wouldn't be eternal AT ALL... Would it?
Think about it: if, as
legalistic heretics would have us believe, our
ACTIONS (law keeping, 10 Commandment keeping, Sabbath
keeping) could play a role in
If, as they wrongly
teach, we could be saved one
moment, and lost the next, based on our good or bad
It would mean WE
NEVER HAD ETERNAL LIFE (SALVATION) to begin with!!!
That's why Revelation
13:8 tells us Jesus was slain
BEFORE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD. Glory to Him forever!
The moment in space-time
when we became born-again is
when THE SALVATION WE'VE ALWAYS HAD MANIFESTED in this
TEMPORARY earth realm (Acts 13:48).
But as far as God's
concerned, WE'VE ALWAYS HAD
From this world's
perspective it may SEEM LIKE we've chosen Jesus, but He
Himself told us that THE ONLY REASON we "choose Him" is
BECAUSE HE FIRST CHOSE US (John 15:16).
We've ALWAYS BEEN
Which PROVES - once
and for all - that Salvation CANNOT be "earned" and
CANNOT be "lost".
The ONLY ALTERNATIVE to
ETERNAL security is ETERNAL insecurity.
Eternal insecurity is
That's why you can't
do anything to "earn" eternal life.
You CANNOT work for
As the beloved John
told us 2,000 years ago, Jesus
IS Eternal Life.
He (Jesus) CANNOT BE
He is THE ONE TRUE,
You either HAVE
HIM (who IS Eternal Life) or YOU
We either ALWAYS had
Him, from the eons of "eternity past" or WE NEVER DID.
HAS ALWAYS BEEN OURS.
ALWAYS been His.
We are saved now,
because WE'VE ALWAYS BEEN!
Glory to the Eternal
One who IS our Salvation now and for the eternity of
FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2015
CONVICTION HAS NOT
If someone asked me to
characterize the 21st century church in one simple phrase
it would be:
described it as having "LITTLE strength" (Revelation 3:8).
In other words:
spiritual pushovers: religious wimps, with NO CONVICTIONS.
NO SOLID SPIRITUAL FOUNDATION.
tossed to and fro by THE SLIGHTEST puff of doctrinal air...
cyberspace in search of the "latest" religious fad, fluff
Ever "learning" BUT
NEVER coming to DEEP KNOWLEDGE OF the Truth...
They CLAIM TO "believe
this" or "believe that"...
"beliefs" are FULL OF "BUTS":
"I believe we're saved
by grace, BUT"...
No, you DON'T.
You don't believe
You may "believe"
that IN YOUR HEAD, "but"
have NO DEEP CONVICTION IN
If you REALLY BELIEVED
IT, there would be NO "BUTS".
Conviction has NO "BUTS".
If there are any "buts" you
have NO CONVICTION.
No conviction EQUALS
You're just one
confused, religious puppy. That's all.
"Salvation is a FREE
GIFT of God's Grace that we don't deserve, BUT...
unless you "tithe" (give the pastor 10% of your income),
you're a thief and God will put a curse on you".
will curse His OWN CHILDREN over MONEY ?
The same children He
BOUGHT, not with gold or
silver, but with His precious Blood? (1 Peter 1:18)
That is a
SHAMEFUL, UNBIBLICAL LIE.
And any so-called
"pastor" who teaches that trash should
get OUT OF THE MINISTRY RIGHT NOW, because he's
CONFUSED, HAS NO CONVICTION, IS
NOT CALLED by God, nor is he a true pastor but A HIRELING.
"I know the Bible
(both Old and New Testaments) speaks against adultery and
Which part of "DON'T
commit adultery" don't you understand?
Why aren't you HONEST
and admit you're just looking
for a biblical loophole to justify WHAT YOU WANT TO DO?
You'll be in the sac
with her or him in no time, NO MATTER WHAT the Bible or
anyone else says.
still make heaven, IF you're born-again.
That's not the point,
though. The point is: you
have NO CONVICTION.
"I believe Jesus is
the only Savior, BUT"...
IS, or isn't. There are NO
And, just for the
record: JESUS is the One and
ONLY Savior that is, was, or ever will be (John 14:6).
NO ONE ELSE -- and
NOTHING ELSE -- saves (Acts
you want Salvation, Jesus
MUST live in your heart.
No "buts" about it.
THURSDAY, APRIL 9,
According to certain
politicians and liberal clergy, Christians are a major
obstacle to world peace.
A couple days ago I
watched a liberal Jew interviewing a liberal Episcopalian
female priest who, besides lavishing praise on one
another, were extolling the
virtues of interfaith dialogue and saying that it's the
only way to achieve world peace.
According to their
Pollyannaish world view, since all three faiths, Jewish,
Christian and Islamic stem
from the Abrahamic tradition of monotheism, they should be
able to find common ground and solve their differences.
They spoke about all
the "progress" that has been made, and how
achievable lasting peace is, as long as there's regular
communication between these groups.
Welcome to La-La Land.
They didn't say A
WORD, of course, about radical Islam being an obstacle to
They didn't say A WORD
about Islamic terrorism.
They didn't say A WORD
about Islamic propaganda and brainwashing that begins as
early as 5 years of age, destroying children's innocence,
poisoning their minds and inciting them to "martyrdom", presenting
it as a very heroic and desirable goal, which will earn
them "paradise", as long as
they take out Jews and Christians in the process.
They didn't say A WORD
about the starkly different
beliefs that separate the three faiths.
Nor did they mention
the numerous attempts at achieving lasting peace through
diplomacy, all of which have
been doomed to failure.
They, however, felt
the need to point the finger at those they termed
"Christian Zionists" emphasizing the
"danger" that our apocalyptic views present to lasting
Well, last time I
checked most Christians are not waging war against Israel,
nor refusing to recognize its right to exist, nor calling
them pigs and apes.
Nor does our
eschatology call for the destruction of Jews or Arabs, but
rather for a very auspicious Messianic Era for Israel and
the whole world.
Nor are we blowing
ourselves up for the sole purpose of murdering and maiming
Jews and Muslims.
Nor are we committing other acts
Nor have we done
ANYTHING to avert peace between Jews and Arabs.
The calamities that
will happen during the 3½-year tribulation will be TOTALLY
orchestrated by God, WITHOUT
any "help" from Christians.
They will take place by
His Sovereign Will, and there's NOTHING any of us can do
These naive dreamers
spoke about the Abrahamic tradition, but also failed to
mention WHAT GOD SAID about
Abraham and his descendants:
"CAST OUT this bond-woman,
and her son: for the son of THIS BOND-WOMAN SHALL NOT BE
HEIR WITH MY SON, even with Isaac... for in Isaac shall
your seed be called" (Genesis 21:10-12).
"Nor because they are his
PHYSICAL descendants are they all Abraham's children. On
the contrary, "It is through Isaac that your offspring will
be counted" (Romans 9:7).
I don't know any
Christian who is opposed to dialogue or diplomacy, or to
What some of us
oppose is Israel being
pressured into making all sorts of concessions, including
releasing scores of terrorists with Jewish blood on their
evil hands, IN EXCHANGE FOR
"Palestinians" aren't pressured into ANYTHING, not
even about discouraging violence, which is THE LEAST they
can do if they're remotely serious about peace.
The fact of the matter
is that they can hold all the interfaith conferences,
engage in diplomacy ‘til their deluded faces turn Islamic
green, and advance all the dialogue they want:
BE ANY peace UNTIL Jesus returns and rules the earth (Isaiah
2:1-4, 9:6; Daniel 2:44-45; Zechariah 14:9).
"threat" to peace is we
BELIEVE WHAT GOD SAYS.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8,
NOTHING TO PROVE
In Matthew 4:4, after
Jesus had fasted 40 days and
nights in the desert, Satan tempted Jesus and presented
Him with this CHALLENGE:
"IF YOU ARE the Son of God, cause
these stones to become bread" (Matthew 4:3).
In other words:
"Jesus, ARE YOU REALLY THE
SON OF GOD? IF you REALLY ARE, PROVE IT"!
plenty of reason to be cocky.
After all, he had
tried THE SAME TACTIC 4,000 years earlier in the Garden of
Eden with great success.
He had managed to
plant doubt in feminine Adam's head and DECEIVED her into
believing SHE WASN'T GOD and that the Almighty was
WITHHOLDING GODHOOD FROM HER (Genesis 3:5).
It had worked wonders
for him back in Eden, to the
point that he gained legal authority over the earth, and
regained access to heaven, from which he'd been evicted (Luke
4:6; Ephesians 6:12).
Surely, Jesus would
fall for it, too.
After all, if dumb Eve
had been so easy to fool in a lush, plentiful and
well-watered GARDEN, with her
husband standing by her side, Jesus would be an EVEN
EASIER target after being deprived of physical food and
drink FOR OVER A MONTH in the
hot, barren,SOLITARY desert.
Unlike stupid Eve, Jesus
was FULLY CONVINCED OF His own Deity.
He KNOWS He is God.
He KNEW He'd been ONE
with the Father from eternity to eternity (John 17:5).
Consequently, He had
NOTHING to "prove".
He DIDN'T CARE what
the devil said or thought. He
KNOWS WHO HE IS!!!
Unlike foolish Eve, Jesus
KNEW the Scriptures and QUOTED THEM VERBATIM, since He
IS the Word of God INCARNATE.
Jesus was EVEN
MORE CONFIDENT than the devil:
"IT IS WRITTEN, man shall
not live by bread alone"...
Glory to Him for ALL
THE EONS OF ETERNITY, world without end!
Satan tried TWO MORE
TIMES to put doubt in our Savior's mind.
But unlike rebellious
Eve, Jesus THOUGHT IT NOT
ROBBERY to be EQUAL WITH GOD (Philippians 2:6).
He didn't have to
"steal" Godhood. He didn't have to STRIVE for it. He didn't
have to GET IT ON HIS OWN. It
was His ALL ALONG.
He was and IS God and
HE NEVER DOUBTED IT FOR ONE NANOSECOND (John 1:1).
He KNOWS the Father.
He KNOWS His Nature is Divine Love (agape) and He KNOWS
THAT HE IS GOD NOW AND
FOREVER MORE (Luke 1:33).
He DIDN'T HAVE TO
"prove" anything to Satan.
He DOESN'T HAVE TO
"prove" ANYTHING to me, you, or anyone else.
What Satan THINKS, or
what YOU or I may THINK of Him, DOESN'T CHANGE WHO HE IS
What ELSE would come out of
the Living Word of God's lips than THE WORD HIMSELF:
"It is written, it is
written, it is written"...
That's ALL Satan ever
got from Him.
Except after the THIRD
By then, Jesus
had had enough.
The GOD that He IS arose
AWAY, Satan"! (Matthew
And Satan HAD TO LEAVE
with his sorry tail between his hairy legs (Matthew 4:11).
We are living in both
PERILOUS times and at the VERY end of this Age.
If you're A SON (or
daughter) of the Most High, you
BETTER KNOW who you REALLY ARE IN CHRIST.
You better STAND,
as Jesus did, ON THAT SOLID,
UNWAVERING CONVICTION (Ephesians 6:13).
As Paul told us in
Hebrews 12:26-28 everything's
about to be SHAKEN, in order to REMOVE what can be
shaken, leaving ONLY that
which CANNOT BE SHAKEN.
God's Word CANNOT BE SHAKEN.
He-it is FOREVER SETTLED (Psalm 119:89).
People who CANNOT be
shaken are just like Jesus:
Deeply rooted in the
Word, fully persuaded, ROCK-SOLID AND UNMOVABLE.
TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2015
There are over 2,300
sensationalist videos on YouTube, myriad articles all over
the internet, Kristian books, and Kristian TV programs
galore that say the cashless
society "prophesied in the Bible" is almost here.
Only ONE TINY problem
with such teaching: There
isn't ONE verse -- IN THE ENTIRE BIBLE - that talks about a
That means that ALL
the aforementioned websites, books, videos and articles,
have ONE THING IN COMMON:
A "cashless society"
is NOT - repeat -- IS NOT
prophesied in the Bible... AT ALL!!!
If you're new to this
website, I'll give you a couple of seconds to catch your
There isn't ONE verse
of Scripture - from Genesis to Revelation - that mentions a
No such thing is
mentioned in the Book of Revelation.
No such thing is
mentioned ANYWHERE in connection to the reign of
Well, what about
Here's how it reads,
causes ALL, both small and great, rich and poor, free
and slave, TO RECEIVE A MARK
IN THEIR RIGHT HAND, OR IN THEIR FOREHEADS:
NO MAN MIGHT BUY OR SELL, except he that had the mark, or
the name of the beast, or the number of his name".
Please find me
ANYTHING in those two verses that says CASH WILL NO LONGER
They DON'T say that.
ALL it says is that NO
ONE will be able to buy or sell UNLESS he/she/they have the
mark of Antichrist, the name of Antichrist, or the number
of his name in their right hands or foreheads, PERIOD.
NOWHERE does it say that cash
will become obsolete or outlawed as a form of payment.
NOWHERE does it say that
Antichrist's mark WILL BE USED AS METHOD OF PAYMENT.
NOWHERE are we told that his
mark WILL REPLACE customary methods of payment.
NOWHERE in that verse are we
told that cash, credit cards, debit cards, gift
certificates, checks, letters of credit, gold, silver,
coins, notes, IOU's, barter, jewelry, personal property,
services, coupons, or ANY OTHER TRADITIONAL METHOD OF
PAYMENT will become outlawed or obsolete.
All it says is that - REGARDLESS
OF HOW ONE INTENDS TO PAY for one's purchases - they won't
be able to buy or sell anything UNLESS they have the
Antichrist's mark. PERIOD.
What about microchip
implants, which are read by a scanner, being used to track
lost pets, etc.?
Well, WHAT about them?
I don't know about
you, but I stop by the supermarket every week and have the
bar codes on groceries read by a scanner, which tells the
supermarket what I purchased and how much to charge me.
I even have a card,
also read by a scanner, that entitles to me to special
discounts on selected items.
What I DON'T DO is PAY
for those purchases via scanner.
ACCEPTS CASH, personal checks, company checks, credit and
debit cards and gift cards as payment.
if we indulged the fantasy of many in the prophecy
establishment that the mark of the beast will be A UNIFORM
SYSTEM instituted worldwide, where EVERYONE BREATHING
will receive a microchip implant, that
STILL DOES NOT SAY OR IMPLY that cash will no longer be
...Or that transactions will
be PAID via microchip implant, as they FALSELY TEACH.
But I've read 9
different books that say...
I don't care if you
read A THOUSAND...
I don't care WHO the
author(s) of such books is/are...
And I don't care if
they SOLD 50 million copies...
GOD (THE BIBLE) says
NO SUCH THING.
WHO ARE YOU GOING TO BELIEVE,
God or mortals?
God DIDN'T CHARGE YOU
ANYTHING for His INFALLIBLE
The "mortals" you
believe DO CHARGE at least
$14.95 a pop FOR THEIRS.
You're smart enough:
figure it out.
There is NO
HERE TO STAY.
MONDAY, APRIL 6, 2015
Nicolaitan is not the
name of a new nicotine patch.
Being a Nicolaitan
won't help anyone quit smoking.
Nicolaitans were an
evil sect that existed in the first century A.D., for which
Jesus expressed extreme aversion.
In the Book of
Revelation, the church at Ephesus is
praised by Jesus for hating the deeds of the Nicolaitans,
which Jesus also hates (Revelation 2:6).
And the church at
Pergamum is rebuked by Jesus
for allowing their doctrine (Revelation 2:15).
The name Nicolaitan is
derived from two Greek words nike, meaning
"victory", and laos meaning "people".
means "victory OVER the
As their name
indicates, even as early as
the first century A.D., Nicolaitans WERE TRYING TO SET UP A
RELIGIOUS HIERARCHY OVER THE PEOPLE, in order to exert
control over their lives, and personally benefit in the
Irenaeus, one of the
early church fathers, wrote that Nicolaitans led
lives of "unrestrained indulgence".
to the flesh, boasted of spiritual superiority, and lived
lives of undiluted excess... all in the name of
No wonder Jesus is on
record as DETESTING the doctrine of the Nicolaitans!
This all sounds
According to church
history, by the 2nd century
A.D., the Nicolaitan sect had disappeared...
This is one instance where
church history may be a bit misleading.
They may no longer use
the title Nicolaitan, but they
are alive and well in the 21st century.
vigorous denunciation, the Church was predominantly
Nicolaitan by the 4th century A.D.
Since then, it's gone
Today we have
preachers claiming fancy titles for themselves, and the
exclusive right to "birth" or "release" someone into
We have preachers who
boast of being "faith giants", and MEASURE
FAITH BY THE AMOUNT OF MATERIAL WEALTH they possess.
Like the Nicolaitans
of old, they live lives of unrestrained indulgence filled
with mansions, airplanes, luxury cars, designer clothes,
exotic vacations, cosmetic surgery, and other excesses.
They usurp God's place, and
fleece His flock, by claiming that giving money TO
actually giving money TO
God still DETESTS
their doctrine. He hated it
2,000 years ago, and He hates it today.
Just prior to Holy
Week a modern Nicolaitan scandal broke out:
A religious leader
worth an estimated $30 million was soliciting $3,000
donations so he could purchase a $65-million
state-of-the-art Gulfstream jet, in order to travel in
History books say the
Nicolaitans vanished in the second century. I say they're
still among us today.
SUNDAY, APRIL 5, 2015
THE RESURRECTION AND
"Jesus said to him: I
AM THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE; he that believes in me,
THOUGH HE WERE DEAD, YET SHALL HE LIVE" (John 11:25).
Millions of tourists
travel to Israel each year to see... NOTHING.
They don't go there to
see some celebrity, or some impressive monument, or even
some natural phenomenon.
They go to see...
An open tomb, WITH NO
Having been among
those millions of tourists I can assure you that we are not
And if we are it is
only because we're MADLY in love with Jesus.
religious leaders are dead:
If you go to Sri
Lanka, you can visit the tomb where Buddha's remains rest.
If you go to Mecca,
you can visit the tomb with the DEAD REMAINS of Muhammad,
the inventor and founder of Islam.
Thank God that Jesus
Christ is NOT a religious leader.
Repeat: Thank God that
Jesus Christ is NOT a
If He were, He would
be dead like all the others because that is precisely what
religion breeds: death.
Jesus IS God.
Jesus IS The Life and
And although he was
willing to do what NO ONE ELSE wanted to do -- OR COULD do
-- die for our sins and pay the price of our redemption
Neither SIN, nor SATAN, nor
DEATH COULD hold Him.
For Christ is INVINCIBLE.
Jesus Christ -- and
Jesus ONLY -- is THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE.
There is Salvation in
NO ONE ELSE.
There is NO OTHER NAME
- apart from Jesus - IN WHICH CAN BE SAVED (Acts 4:12).
If you've never given
your heart to Jesus, I
invite you to do it NOW.
Any other "way" you
follow will lead to death.
IF YOU WANT TO
OVERCOME death and have ETERNAL LIFE - RIGHT NOW - Jesus IS
THE ONLY ONE who offers it because He
is THE ONLY ONE WHO LIVES FOREVER.
That is WHY Christ's
tomb lies ETERNALLY empty.
CAME OUT OF IT ALIVE:
"I AM He that lives, and was
dead; and LOOK, I am
ALIVE FOREVERMORE, amen. AND I HAVE THE KEYS OF DEATH
Want to have a tomb full
of dead bones like Buddha and Muhammad?
Or do you want your
tomb to be EMPTY, like
Would you have them
say "poor person, he (or she) died"?
Or do you want them to
say about you THE SAME AS
ABOUT JESUS: "he is NOT HERE for HE IS RISEN"? (Matthew
SATURDAY, APRIL 4,
THE THIRD PASSOVER
"The blood will be a sign for
you on the houses where you
are, and WHEN I SEE THE BLOOD, I WILL PASS OVER YOU. NO
DESTRUCTIVE PLAGUE WILL TOUCH YOU when I strike the
land of Egypt" (Exodus 12:13)
"And he said to me:
These are they WHO CAME OUT
OF THE GREAT TRIBULATION, and have WASHED THEIR ROBES, AND
MADE THEM WHITE IN THE BLOOD OF the Lamb" (Revelation
3,500 years ago, as
Israelites got ready to leave Egypt a free nation, putting
behind 400 years of slavery and oppression, they were
instructed by God to put lamb's blood on the top and sides
of the door frames of their homes.
Some of the blood
would be smeared on the door frame sides (top to bottom)
and some would be applied to the top of the frame (side to
side), in the shape of a cross.
As God was about to
destroy the firstborn of the Egyptians, He would see the
blood of the lamb and PASS OVER that home, which would be
protected from His judgment.
That was THE FIRST
Some 1,500 years later
another Passover came around.
By then 10 of the 12
tribes had been exiled and "lost" among the gentiles. Only
the tribes of Judah, Benjamin and some Levites remained.
They had also suffered
captivity but, because of God's faithfulness, had returned
to the Land of Promise.
And this time, instead
of an innocent lamb from the flock, it
was A HUMAN Lamb, who'd be offered to take away the sin OF
THE WHOLE WORLD (John 1:29).
He promised that those
who ate His flesh and drank His Blood - not physically,
but IN SPIRIT, by receiving
Him into their innermost beings, would receive Eternal Life (John
That was the SECOND
There remains A THIRD
Passover for the People of God.
The THIRD Passover is
when THAT ETERNAL LIFE is MANIFESTED in those who have made
our garments white in His Blood.
May God see the Blood
of His Lamb in the hearts of His People.
May your garments be
made white in His most precious, sinless Blood.
May His Ultimate
Redemption MANIFEST in your house.
FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2015
THE CROSS THAT CHANGED
For several centuries,
the cross was used as instrument of capital punishment by
the Greeks who invented it, and later by the Romans who
The Romans also
mastered its use as psychological deterrent for
insurrection: mess with us, and THAT'S EXACTLY where YOU'LL
These two formidable
Empires crucified thousands of hapless victims on the road
to world domination, most of them forgotten.
With one notable
They crucified an
INNOCENT, SINLESS, PERFECT man just outside Jerusalem.
marked the beginning of the end for their Empire.
It also launched that
Man's Kingdom on earth.
transformed the world in ways the most inspired visionary
could have never foreseen.
2,000 years later,
THAT Cross is STILL changing the world.
And one of these days
will change it EVEN MORE RADICALLY and PERMANENTLY.
Death on the cross had
triumphed against every one of its victims.
Jesus death and the cross had finally met their match.
The cross, that
ignominious symbol of death, became THE GREATEST SYMBOL of
The greatest token of
defeat, became the greatest standard of VICTORY.
And every Greek and
Roman Emperor, from Caesar to Caligula, from Tiberius to
Domitian, from Phillip to
Alexander WILL BOW THEIR KNEES before the then crucified
and NOW RISEN Jesus, and their arrogant tongues acknowledge
that He is Lord TO THE GLORY OF GOD THE FATHER.
For those who receive
cross IS OUR VICTORY.
For those who reject Christ,
His cross is THEIR DOOM.
THURSDAY, APRIL 2,
THE MOST PRECIOUS
I've never been fond
of religious relics, for a variety of reasons, not the
least of which is MOST so called "relics" are fake.
And, if they're not, they're a bit bizarre.
There's one notable exception,
because this RELIC IS UNIQUE
and SUPERNATURAL: I'm talking about the Shroud of
The Shroud of Turin,
is an amazing piece of linen cloth, that measures 14'3" X
3'7" and contains HUMAN BLOODSTAINS FROM A MALE with blood
type AB, which is very rare, along with the Image OF THE
FRONT AND BACK of a CRUCIFIED man's face and body.
It's stained with the
Blood of THE ONLY holy,
SINLESS human who ever lives:God's very own DNA.
The Man on the Shroud,
despite being terribly bruised and bloodied, looks very
dignified, I'd say majestic.
He's tall [estimates
range from 5'11" to 6'2"], slim [about 175 pounds],
muscular, with a perfectly shaped body and a quite
remarkable and beautiful Face.
He looks.... LIKE A
With all the modern
technology at our disposal, NO ONE has been able to explain
HOW the Image was formed.
It's strictly a
SURFACE phenomenon. It contains no paint or pigments of any
It is anatomically
It has 3D information
encoded into it.
It contains amazing
details that no forger would have ever thought of.
For instance, it
shows the nails driven thru
the wrists, as opposed to the palm of the hands, which
is where the wounds appear on all religious art.
My own favorite detail
is on the back Image. It shows Jesus' hair being very
long, as befitting someone
who'd taken the Nazarite vow and been dedicated wholly to
God [Numbers 6:1-21].
The hair flows down
His back, and it's BRAIDED.
What forger would have
thought of that?
The Image on the
Shroud shows a naked man who was executed in PRECISELY THE
SAME MANNER as Jesus was:
back of the cloth shows this man suffered a savage
flogging, with over 120 whip marks all over his back,
buttocks and legs [John 19:1; Isaiah 50:6].
clump of thorns was stuck into his head, and blood
dripped down from His scalp unto His forehead and face
face got punched and struck repeatedly. It's all
bruised and swollen, the cartilage in his nose is
separated, the left eye virtually closed from the swelling
[John 19:3; Matthew 27:30].
of the hair in His beard is missing, clearly showing it
and was ripped off [Isaiah 50:6].
was crucified, as evidenced by nail
wounds on both feet and wrists, blood flowing profusely
down his arms and side [Psalms 22:16; John 19:18; Luke
6. He shows a
deep spear wound on the left side of his chest, and
blood and water flowing out of that wound [John 19:33,34].
All of this matches,
IN EXACT DETAIL, the punishment to which Jesus subjected
Himself FOR YOU SAKE and MINE, according to the four
Can you even imagine
HOW MUCH LOVE it takes to have all the power in the
universe, to blast those
vicious Roman soldiers and blaspheming religious cowards
away like gnats, and yet, submit to such horrible torture
in order to save us?
I can't even begin to
In John 10:17,18 Jesus
makes this awesome statement:
"Therefore does my Father
love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it
again. No man takes it from me, but I lay it down of
myself. I HAVE POWER TO LAY IT DOWN, and I HAVE POWER TO
TAKE IT AGAIN".
1,800 years before
conventional photography was even INVENTED, Jesus left
us a vivid photograph of His Image as an enduring reminder
of THE PRICE HE PAID for our Redemption.
The Shroud is a
PICTURE OF GOD, A PICTURE OF LOVE: THE LOVE THAT NEVER,
EVER FAILS. THE LOVE THAT ENDURES and CONQUERS ALL THINGS.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1,
THE REAL CALVARY
It's hard to believe
that in a city as tiny as first century Jerusalem, there
are not one, not two, but THREE locations purported to be
the "real" Calvary.
The best known of the
three is situated inside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher
whose ownership, in and of itself, is in dispute among
several denominations: Roman Catholics, Greek Orthodox,
Oriental Orthodox, Anglican, and even some secular
No offense to any of
the aforementioned organizations but, as far as I'm
concerned, THEY CAN HAVE IT.
There's the location
known as Gordon's Calvary, just northwest of the Damascus
And a third candidate's been recently added on the
Mount of Olives.
I get a bit miffed
when I hear Christians state, in religiously correct
fashion, that "we don't know
for sure" what the correct location is.
We do if we BELIEVE the
of the correct location, THE MOST IMPORTANT THING is WHAT
TOOK PLACE at Golgotha: Jesus died for our sins, and He
rose from the dead three days and nights later.
being THE MOST IMPORTANT PLACE ON EARTH, the place where
man's eternal destiny was decided, the place WHERE
GOD'S OWN BLOOD WAS SHED, it's hard to believe that our
Lord would NOT indicate clearly and UNEQUIVOCALLY
where He died.
Here's what we know
from the Bible about the place of the crucifixion:
1. It was located
"NEAR THE CITY" [John 19:20]
2. It was ADJACENT
TO A GARDEN [John 19:41].
3. The adjacent
GARDEN BELONGED TO A RICH MAN,
Joseph of Arimathea [Matthew 27:57-60]
4. It was a
"NEW TOMB where no corpse had yet been placed" [Luke
5. The tomb was cut [chiseled]
OUT OF SOLID ROCK [Matthew 27:60].
6. The body of the
deceased was placed ON THE
RIGHT SIDE of the tomb [Mark 16:5, 6]
7. A very
large stone was ROLLED in front of the entrance. In
order to ROLL, it would have had to be ROUND [Matthew
8. The sacrifice for
sin HAD TO take place on
Mount Moriah, as required under Jewish law [Deuteronomy
9. The placed was
called Golgotha, meaning "THE
PLACE OF A SKULL" [John 19:17].
The Mount of Olives
location hardly deserves mention.
NOTHING in the Gospels that states Jesus was crucified and
buried on the Mount of Olives. NOT A WORD.
It does NOT FULFILL
any of the biblical requirements listed above.
Except for items #1
and #5 listed above, the Holy Sepulcher DOES NOT meet the
biblical criteria either.
It's hard to associate
this place with Calvary for several reasons.
For one thing, the
inside is so ornate that THE DECORATIONS COMPETE WITH any
actual historic value the site may have.
visible that one would associate with the Golgotha
described in the Gospels.
and some archaeologists CLAIM it is built on a hill, and
that under the hill there were A NUMBER OF rock-cut graves,
dating to the first century, indicating it was a COMMON
If you've read the
Gospels, several red flags
should have gone up:
in the Bible that says Jesus would be buried in a COMMON
burial place. More than one Scripture clearly says He was
buried in A RICH MAN'S GRAVE [Isaiah 53:9; Matthew
27:57-60; Mark 15:43].
There's NOTHING IN THE
GOSPELS that says the tomb
was UNDERNEATH the place of crucifixion. It clearly says it
was ADJACENT (next to) it (John 19:41).
THERE that resembles A SKULL.
GARDEN, or any evidence of a garden nearby.
The Holy Sepulcher is
NOT on Mount Moriah.
Therefore, had Jesus
DIED THERE, as Sacrifice for sin, His
death WOULD NOT HAVE FULFILLED OR SATISFIED God's Law (Matthew
that the Holy Sepulcher has going for it is RELIGIOUS
TRADITION (Mark 7:13).
As for those who would
say that Israeli archaeologists tend to support the Holy
Sepulcher location... Give me a break!
Tourism is HUGE in
Israel. It's approximately 8% of the nation's GDP and
represents over $15 BILLION yearly in revenue for that tiny
nation. Do you really expect GOVERNMENT
LICENSED archaeologists to publicly admit to the world's
1.2 BILLION Catholics "hey, guys, the place you consider
holiest AND VISIT IN DROVES each year IS FAKE?
Thank God for Gordon's
Calvary, which IS THE REAL
CALVARY, AND FITS THE BIBLE DESCRIPTION PERFECTLY, IN EACH
AND EVERY DETAIL:
1. It's located
"near the city", just outside the wall [John 19:20]
2. It's ADJACENT
TO a garden [John 19:41].
3. The adjacent
garden belonged to a rich
man, as evidenced by the wine press near the tomb, and
a HUGE underground cistern used to accumulate water during
rainy seasons to use in case of drought [Matthew 27:57-60].
4. The TOMB was NEW,
and no corpse had been placed there [Luke 23:53].
We know this because part
of the tomb is clearly unfinished, and because the place
where Jesus was laid had to be modified in a hurry and
ENLARGED to accommodate Jesus' height.
5. This tomb is cut [chiseled]
out of solid rock, and the chisel marks are still
clearly visible [Matthew 27:60].
6. The body of the
deceased was placed ON THE
RIGHT SIDE of the tomb, just as Mark describes [Mark
had a groove in front of the entrance where a large stone
would have been ROLLED in order to seal it, just as
Scripture indicates [Matthew 27:60].
is the ONLY one of the three locations situated on Mount
Moriah, the location REQUIRED by Torah, where SACRIFICE FOR
SIN could be offered [Deuteronomy 16:2].
And we KNOW that Jesus
came TO FULFILL "every jot
and tittle of" the Torah (Matthew 5:17-18).
9. Jesus, being
the Lamb of God, would have been taken from the nearby
Antonia Fortress outside the city through
the Sheep Gate. The Sheep Gate leads to Gordon's Calvary.
It DOES NOT lead to the Mount of Olives, or to the
so-called Holy Sepulcher.
10. 2,000 years later,
despite erosion, there's still the
unmistakable FORM OF A SKULL, on the hillside at
Gordon's Calvary. It's easy to see why people referred to
it as Golgotha, meaning "THE PLACE OF a skull" [John
disingenuous to say that, IN
A TINY CITY OF ONE SQUARE KILOMETER (less than a square
mile) in size, there could be
a place that matched this biblical description TO
PERFECTION, IN EVERY DETAIL, and yet that it is NOT the
In order to believe
the other two locations, we
would have to COMPLETELY DISREGARD EVERYTHING God said about
this unique place, and BLINDLY believe WHAT
However, lest any
doubt remain, we have AN EYEWITNESS.
The apostle John was the ONLY
DISCIPLE THAT stood before Jesus at THE REAL Golgotha and
SAW THE PLACE OF CRUCIFIXION WITH HIS OWN EYES.
He told us
UNDISPUTEDLY what the correct location is:
"Their bodies will lie ON
THE SQUARE of the great city... WHERE
ALSO THEIR LORD WAS CRUCIFIED".
John unmistakably says
Jesus was crucified AT A CITY SQUARE or PLAZA (plateias in
SQUARE at the Mount of Olives location, and there's never
SQUARE at the Holy Sepulcher location, and there's never
Besides matching ALL
the other requirements TO PERFECTION, Gordon's Calvary,
or Golgotha "the place of the skull", is
right IN FRONT OF Damascus Square, which dates back to the
time of Christ.
Period. End of story.
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