THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31,
WILL THE HOLY SPIRIT BE
The standard teaching
in prophecy circles is that
the Holy Spirit is holding back the Antichrist, and that,
when the Church is raptured, the Holy Spirit will be
REMOVED from the earth thus allowing him to manifest.
That's what you get
for listening to those who constantly say "I believe",
instead of "God's Word says".
The Bible SAYS
NO SUCH THING.
If the Spirit were
removed, NO ONE would get saved during the tribulation. We
know that MANY
will come to faith in Christ during the reign of Antichrist (Revelation
14:15-16; 15:2; 20:4).
HOW ON EARTH do
you "remove" the Holy Spirit?
Last time I checked the
Holy Spirit was/is God. God is OMNIPRESENT.
You CAN'T remove
GOD from ANY place.
King David told us in
Psalms 139:7- 8 that even if he were to make his bed IN
HELL, the Spirit of God is STILL THERE.
Do you think the Holy
ABSENT from the earth until Pentecost 34 A.D.?
Of course not! He was
ALWAYS been around (Genesis 1:2).
What happened on
Pentecost 34 A.D. is He
came to LIVE INSIDE those who received Jesus as their Lord,
as Jesus had promised (John 16:13).
HAPPENS TODAY whenever
a person is born-again.
The "he" that MUST
be "taken out of the way" BEFORE Antichrist can show up is
THE BODY OF CHRIST:
"Let no one deceive
you in any way, for it (in context, the Day of the Lord or
tribulation) will not be UNLESS
THE DEPARTURE COMES FIRST, and the man of
sin is revealed, the son of destruction" (2 Thessalonians
The Church at
Thessalonica was troubled that the Day of the Lord
(tribulation) was about to begin (2 Thessalonians 2:2).
Paul said TWO
THINGS needed to happen PRIOR:
1. The Departure
(Rapture) had to happen. The Greek word apostasia means
2. The identity of
Antichrist had to be revealed (in context,to
believers, since he was writing TO THE CHURCH at
The Antichrist is
revealed to believers BEFORE THEY DEPART. The Antichrist is
revealed TO THE WORLD (unbelievers) when he emerges,
resurrected, from the bottomless pit, about 3½ years PRIOR
TO the Second Coming of Christ (Revelation 11:7; 17:8).
Paul was saying that as
long as the Church is AROUND, and the identity of
the Antichrist hasn't been revealed to the Church, the
Day of the Lord (tribulation) CANNOT COME.
The BIBLICAL identity of
Antichrist has ALREADY been revealed to the Church, ALL
OVER THE WORLD : www.christconnection.net/id7.html
ONLY THING hindering the Antichrist's appearance
(2 Thessalonians 2:6) is
the Body of Christ (Church) still being present on earth.
He cannot manifest in,
or to the world, UNTIL AFTER
The Departure of the Church takes place.
We see this clearly in
Revelation 12:1-12 where the Church appears IN HEAVEN,
GLORIFIED (clothed with the sun) as
the Body of Christ is CAUGHT UP to God and His Throne.
Then Archangel Michael
gets to kick Satan and his angels out of heaven FOR GOOD
Then Satan is cast
down to the earth, he stands on the seashore,and
is allowed to bring up Antichrist from the abyss (Revelation
11:7; 13:1; 17:8).
I am mindful that the
King James and other versions render 2 Thessalonians 2:3 as
"a falling away". However,in
the original Greek NOTHING is "falling away" from nowhere. The
words ho apostasia literally mean "THE
The word apostasia is
derived from another Greek word, aphistemi, which
means to DEPART,
LEAVE OR WITHDRAW ONESELF.
But doesn't it mean to
NO, it means ONLY
In order for it to
mean "to depart FROM
THE FAITH", the text MUST
SPECIFY that THE DEPARTURE is from the faith, as
is the case in 1 Timothy 4:1. Otherwise, it ONLY
That's why 2
Thessalonians 2, verse 6 tells Christians "NOW
YOU KNOW what restrains him" (Antichrist) ...He
had just told them WHAT: the Departure of Christians.
It's The Body
of Christ that MUST BE removed (DEPART), and be "taken out
of the way" before the Antichrist can appear.
ONLY AFTER we
disappear, does Antichrist appear.
That's EXACTLY the
correct meaning of this portion of scripture.
Simply put, YOU
CAN'T "remove God" or "take GOD out of the way"... EVER.
The Holy Spirit is PRESENT
everywhere, ALL THE TIME: tribulation or no
tribulation, Antichrist or no Antichrist.
About once a month, I
force myself to watch one or two of the leading prophecy
"experts" just to see what they're up to.
Never ceases to amaze
LITTLE they know, HOW
MUCH UNSCRIPTURAL GARBAGE THEY TEACH as though
it were FACT, and how they
offer nothing new, just THE SAME OLD GARBAGE HASHED AND
The ONLY "new" FABLES
they've INVENTED in the last four decades are conspiracy
theories, Islamic world rule (in your dreams, Bubba !) and
the Antichrist being the NON-EXISTENT Mahdi of Islamic
HOW MANY TIMES, and FROM HOW
MANY DIFFERENT "EXPERTS", must we hear the same BORING (and
The last time I
watched one such "expert", he said the words "I believe" 35
TIMES IN A SPAN OF THREE MINUTES.
Hey, I had to do
something to keep myself from dying of boredom, so I
WHY SHOULD WE CARE what
"he" believes? Does HIS
BELIEVING A LIE make it true? Of course not!
I could "believe" that
I created the Himalayas, THAT DOESN'T
MAKE IT TRUE.
"expert": You're a fallen, sinful, fallible, MORTAL: UNLESS
you want to claim infallibility, keep
YOUR OPINIONS to yourself.
DON'T TELL US WHAT
"YOU" believe: Just
tell us what
God (the Bible) ACTUALLY, AND FACTUALLY SAYS!!!
We should believe
NOTHING concerning so-called "Bible prophecy" UNLESS
it's 100%, totally and unequivocally, taught in the Bible
and SOLIDLY SUPPORTED BY SCRIPTURE.
in the Bible that states the Antichrist is the
Rider on the white horse in Revelation chapter 6.
in the Bible about the Antichrist being alive.
There's NOTHING that
says he's Muslim.
in the Bible about a 7-year reign of Antichrist.
in the Bible about a 7-year "peace treaty": talk
about PURE FABRICATION!
in the Bible about the false prophet being
linked to the harlot (Mystery Babylon) in Revelation
There's NOTHING about
a "cashless society".
There's NOTHING about
the war of Gog and Magog taking place in our time.
I could go on and on,
but I've made my point.
All of these are
RELIGIOUS FANTASIES spun by
man's DEPRAVED imagination.
This is what God has
to say about FLAWED HUMAN OPINION:
BE TRUE, and EVERY
liar (Romans 4:3).
So much for the "I
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29,
ARE THOSE PROPHETS ?
Can ANYONE CHOOSE to become
Are the office of
prophet or the gift of prophecy TEACHABLE
VOCATIONS that can be learned through training?
Can they be ACQUIRED
by participating in some
Can some UBER-ANOINTED
"man of God" TURN
YOU into a prophet by laying hands on you?
One of the dubious practices
popularized by the Pentecostal movement is inviting a so
called "prophet" or "prophetess" to a service and
having them prophesy TO EVERY INDIVIDUAL THERE.
WHERE in Scripture do
we find THAT?
In the Bible, REAL
prophets were sent BY GOD to prophesy to NATIONS and/or to
KINGS (the LEADERS OF those nations/kingdoms), NOT
to the average Joe walking down the street, or sitting on a
There are NO
INDIVIDUAL prophecies given in Scripture.
In 1 Kings 17 the
prophet Elijah is sent to the widow as Zarephath. However,
he didn't PROPHESY anything to her, but rather was fed
by the widow and performed a
couple miracles for her.
In 2 Kings chapter 4
Elisha does something similar for another widow after
Elijah has gone up to heaven.
And in that same
chapter he announces that he
had performed a miracle in gratitude for this woman's
frequent hospitality and thus her barrenness had ended
and she would have a son.
In the New Testament
we have the
gift of prophecy mentioned in 1 Corinthians
chapters 12 and 14.
In 1 Corinthians
14:3-5, 12 it plainly states that this gift is
used to strengthen and edify THE CHURCH AT LARGE, NOT
Nowhere does it say
that those who have that gift go
around prophesying to each person, one by one.
THAT, to put it
A BUNCH OF UNBIBLICAL RELIGIOUS CRAP.
NO TRUE PROPHET
of God ever went around PROMOTING himself or herself or
his/her "gift", as these jokers do.
EXALTED God/Jesus, NOT THEMSELVES.
99% of the so-called
"prophets" and "prophetesses" in Christendom today are
nothing but opportunistic, SELF-EXALTING CHARLATANS who
PRETEND to prophesy SO THAT SILLY Christians will be
IMPRESSED and DONATE MONEY TO THEM.
Just look at the way THEY
LIVE: private airplanes, luxury cars,
entourages, body guards, Rolexes, mansions...
Scripture do you find Isaiah, Jeremiah, Elijah, Elisha,
John the Baptist, the Apostle John, Paul, OR ANY TRUE
prophet of God LIVING LIKE THAT?
gimmick they have invented is the so-called
"school of the prophets", as if the OFFICE of a prophet, or
THE GIFT of prophecy, both
of which COME DIRECTLY FROM GOD, at HIS SOVEREIGN CHOOSING, could
be TAUGHT and learned by
Of course, if one wants to
"become" a "prophet" one MUST
They claim to
"prophesy" by looking at people's faces, clothes or
personal property, just like
a psychic would use his highly developed observational
skills to read people's minds.
This practice DOES
NOT COME FROM the Spirit of God: it is A SHAM, and borders
on the occult.
DEVALUES THE REAL office of prophet, and the TRUE gift of
prophecy that come from the Spirit of God, turning both
into nothing but cheap carnival acts.
This deceptive scheme
was concocted by twisting
certain passages in 1 Samuel and 2 Kings 4:38 where, in
certain old English versions
of the King James Bible it mentions a "school of the
The word "school",
however, IS NOT FOUND IN THE
It was translated "school" in
some VERY OLD King James Bibles. However, it
DIDN'T REFER TO A LEARNING CENTER, but rather TO A GROUP,
like "a school of fish" meaning a GROUP of fish.
There's NOTHING in
Scripture that says these men
became prophets BY ATTENDING SOME SCHOOL for HUMAN
The "sons of the
prophets" were simply a BAND
or GUILD of prophets that hung out together during that
To say that the office
of prophet or the gift of prophecy can
be TAUGHT and LEARNED, that people can prophesy in the Name
of Jesus AT WILL and ON CUE, is LUDICROUS.
ARE THERE ANY true
prophets of God today?
The answer is "YES",
are VERY, VERY, VERY RARE and VERY, VERY, VERY HARD TO
REAL ONES still follow the BIBLICAL pattern, not
some INVENTED "prophesy on a whim" or "prophesy to each
That's why JESUS
HIMSELF WARNED US of HOW WIDESPREAD religious deception
would be PRIOR TO His appearing:
He said "DON'T
LET ANYONE DECEIVE YOU", no matter how "Christian" they may
claim to be.
would come IN HIS NAME (saying that Jesus
is the Christ and supposedly prophesying in the His Name) and
WOULD DECEIVE MANY (Matthew 24:4).
Jesus also issued A
DIRECT and OMINOUS WARNING to all self-appointed "prophets"
and "prophetesses" of this final generation:
MANY would say to Him
ON THAT DAY "Lord,
Lord, DIDN'T WE PROPHESY in
And He will reply:"I
NEVER KNEW you" (Matthew 7:22-23).
NOT a true prophet, you're NOT EVEN BORN-AGAIN, and you're
LOST and headed for hell.
If I were you,I
would think it over AT
LEAST 150 times BEFORE declaring yourself "a prophet of
Himself who does THE CHOOSING, THE CALLING, and the
ALL ELSE is
I'd hate for you to be
among those to whom Jesus will say:
"DEPART FROM ME, you
workers of iniquity".
MONDAY, DECEMBER 28,
TAKE IT BY FORCE
the days of John the Baptist until now THE KINGDOM OF
HEAVEN SUFFERS VIOLENCE, AND THE VIOLENT TAKE IT BY FORCE"
This passage from
Matthew IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT passages in the Bible
ALL the English translations that
I've seen are INACCURATE and AWFUL.
WHAT THE HECK
was Jesus talking about?
Was Jesus, the Prince of
Peace, who taught TO LOVE EVEN OUR ENEMIES, CONTRADICTING
Himself and ADVOCATING
Perish the very IDEA.
There's NOTHING about
"violence" in that verse.
The Greek words translated
"violence" and "violent" actually
Keeping in mind THE
LIMITATIONS OF fractured human language, the
MOST ACCURATE translation into English IS:
"Since the days of John the Baptist until now the
Kingdom of Heaven HAS BEEN FORCEFULLY ADVANCING and
the forceful SNATCH
IT UP (the King and His Kingdom) FOR THEMSELVES".
Adam was supposed to
establish God's Kingdom on earth (Genesis 1:27-28). The
establishment of God's Kingdom came to an abrupt halt, when
Adam (male and female) fell into sin.
Since John the
Baptist the Kingdom of Heaven HAS
BEEN FORCEFULLY ADVANCING.
Revelation 6:2 where King
Jesus goes forth on a white horse "CONQUERING (ADVANCING
His Kingdom) and to CONQUER" (COME OFF VICTORIOUS)"...
THE FIRST PORTION of Matthew 11:12 alludes to Micah
"The one WHO
BREAKS (FORCES) OPEN THE WAY (in context, TO THE
SHEEP) WILL GO UP BEFORE THEM; they
will BREAK THROUGH THE GATE (Jesus) and go out.
Their King will pass
through before them, the
Lord AT THEIR HEAD."
An old midrashic
teaching is THE KEY to understanding the FIRST PORTION of
Rabbinic interpretation - which in this
particular instance IS CORRECT - says that the
ONE WHO BREAKS OPEN THE BREACH (to FORCEFULLY ADVANCE God's
Kingdom) is Elijah and the King is the Messiah.
Elijah came first in the
person of John the Baptist to (FORCEFULLY) BREAK OPEN the
breach for the sheep to GO OUT INTO the GREEN PASTURES in
King who GOES BEFORE US ADVANCING His Kingdom AS THE HEAD
of His collective Body is Messiah Jesus.
Now, let's examine the SECOND PART of the verse:
"and the forceful SNATCH UP (the Kingdom) FOR THEMSELVES".
Can you guess what the Greek word for "snatch" (or
"take by force") is ?
It's THE SAME
WORD used in 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 that
says we shall be "CAUGHT UP" (raptured) to "meet the Lord
in the air".
We HAVE TO "RAPTURE" Jesus
AND HIS KINGDOM INTO US BEFORE HE RAPTURES US INTO HIMSELF!
HAVE TO "RAPTURE"
Jesus AND HIS KINGDOM INTO US BEFORE
HE RAPTURES US INTO HIMSELF!
What a beautiful
picture of both initial
Salvation (the born again EXPERIENCE) and FULL
SALVATION, which takes place when WE SEE JESUS AS HE IS,
are transformed INTO IMMORTAL BEINGS and CAUGHT
UP (raptured) into Jesus.
We MUST forcefully
(energetically) SNATCH Jesus INTO US (receive Him and PULL
HIM INTO OUR INNERMOST BEING)... THAT'S what
makes us "born again".
That's what Paul meant by "TAKE
HOLD OF eternal Life" (1 Timothy 6:12)
Jesus INTO US, BEFORE He raptures us INTO
Man, if THAT doesn't excite you...
Have you raptured Jesus?
Have you SNATCHED
JESUS FOR YOURSELF, INTO YOUR
He IS heaven, you know...
Heaven's more than
just a PLACE.
Heaven IS A
Those who "go to heaven" are those who
HAVE HEAVEN in their hearts.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27,
THEY JUST DON'T GET IT
During this past
week, I had opportunity to
watch some of the Jesus programs offered on secular TV, including
the Discovery and History channels.
I may dislike a lot of
what they say, but can't
stand the alternative which is to watch the boring, rote,
artificial, over-acted fare served on "Christian" TV.
They presented Jesus as
"just another" miracle worker,
to a social
distressed over His own poverty, and that of His
people, to a politically
who dared challenge the military and religious
establishments of His time.
They just DON'T
I had to chuckle when
they compared Jesus to a guy NO
ONE'S EVER HEARD OF named "Honi the circle drawer".
Honi's ONLY "claim
to fame" is that he supposedly drew a circle on the earth
and told God that he would stand in that circle until He
sent rain. The rain, supposedly, came shortly after.
The story is found in
the Talmud, which may or may
not be true. There's also a brief mention in Josephus,
where he's called by the name Onias.
Even if it was true,
and even if the rain DID COME SUPERNATURALLY from God (as
opposed to from nature), one has to be TOTALLY
DISHONEST and RIDICULOUSLY PREJUDICED to even THINK OF
comparing THAT to Jesus' many miracles, which included:
out demons, which had NEVER been done before (Matthew
12:28; Mark 1:27,39).
- Turning water
into wine (John 4:46).
- Healing the sick,
and the crippled (Matthew 10:8; Mark 5:25; Luke 17:11-17)).
sight to the blind (Matthew 9:29-30; John
food (Luke 9:13-17).
on water (Mark 6:49).
the dead, including
Himself (Matthew 28:6; Mark 5:40-42; Luke
7:13-15; John 11:39-44).
Jesus performed -- and
STILL DOES! -- MANY
GREAT miracles, but He is not a mere "miracle worker".
Unless you want to
throw Salvation into the mix, His
primary mission on earth WAS NOT to simply "perform
miracles" - even as great as they were and are.
Of course Jesus
disliked that the multitudes were poor, overtaxed and
oppressed by the Romans.
didn't come primarily to improve their finances.
(Pssht... Promise you
won't tell the "prosperity preachers")...
In fact, He told His
poor YOU HAVE ALWAYS with you" (Mark 14:7).
Of course Jesus DIDN'T
LIKE the ruthless Roman military machine, or their pagan
religion and customs.
didn't come to topple the Roman Empire.
DID CONQUER IT 290 years after His Resurrection without
armies, swords or spears. Praise His Name forevermore!
Of course, He TOTALLY
DISAPPROVED of the Jewish religious hierarchy and
practices, as He boldly proclaimed, calling them
"hypocrites" and a few other "choice" adjectives to their
faces (Matthew chapter 23), but He
didn't come to establish YET ANOTHER religion.
TO DIE (Matthew 12:40; John 15:13;
That was the
MAIN objective of His earthly mission.
And it's THAT
GREATEST of objectives that all these CONFUSED
and ill-informed, so-called "historians", "archaeologists"
and "theologians" TOTALLY
He came to
die, not for Himself, but FOR
OTHERS (Daniel 9:26).
He came to
GIVE HIS LIFE a ransom for many (Mark 10:45).
He came TO
SEEK AND TO SAVE those who were lost (Luke
He came TO
PAY IN FULL the penalty and price that God's Divine Justice
demanded for ALL our sins (2 Corinthians
That price was paid -
to the last denarius - with
His own sinless, pure, and Divine Blood.
He paid a debt
He DID NOT OWE, because we owed a debt we COULD NOT pay.
He came to
REMOVE ALL SIN -- FOR ALL TIME (Psalm 103:12; 1 John 3:5)
He came TO
SAVE US because WE COULDN'T save ourselves.
Not then, not now.
He came to save us because
NO ONE ELSE COULD (Acts 4:12).
In so doing, He
DEMONSTRATED the INCOMPARABLE Love of God toward
His Creation, a
Love NEVER BEFORE SEEN, a Love INCOMPREHENSIBLE to the
THE GREATEST LOVE anywhere
Until these "learned
scholars" FACE THAT reality, they'll keep making
fools of themselves by presenting A FALSE JESUS, of
their own making, spun by their depraved imaginations.
Either Jesus is
the one and only God and Savior, who CHANGED THE WORLD --
IS ABOUT TO CHANGE IT AGAIN -- LIVES FOREVER, and is still
transforming lives each day... or He's just a
nice historic anachronism.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26,
WHY SATAN HATES CHRISTMAS
"And I will put enmity between
you (Satan) AND THE WOMAN, and between your seed and HER
SEED: HE SHALL BRUISE YOUR HEAD,
and you shall bruise his heel" (Genesis 3:15).
For 4,000 YEARS Satan
carried out his diabolical agenda on this earth, with the protoevangelium HANGING
OVER HIS HEAD.
The wicked creep KNEW
that, at some point, THE
One who is THE SEED OF the woman would appear and CRUSH HIS
UGLY, EVIL HEAD.
And he DID HIS
SATANIC WORST to PREVENT
it from happening:
1) In Genesis chapter
6 we read how he used the
former "sons of God" who turned in the nephilim to
contaminate the whole human race so that NO HUMAN would be
qualified or able to give birth to the Messiah (Genesis
He got WITHIN
ONE FAMILY of achieving his goal.
Thank God that Noah
"found grace" in the eyes of God. Thank God that, by
kept Noah perfect "in his generations" (Genesis
2) 700 YEARS LATER,
Satan tried to kill off Jacob (Israel) and his children
through famine, since he knew
the Messiah would come from them.
Thank God, that He
raised Joseph to save them and the Egyptians from famine
(Genesis chapters 41-46).
3) 400 YEARS LATER,
the Egyptians to kill all the Israelite MALE BOYS that were
born (Exodus 1:16, 22; 2:1-10).
spared Moses, from the tribe of Levi, and thus
led all Israel out of Egyptian bondage (Exodus
The tribe of Judah thus
continued to multiply during the Exodus and in the
Promised Land, which we know today as Israel.
4) Satan then incited
the 10 northern tribes of Israel into rebellion and
idolatry, until they were taken captives by the
Assyrians in 721 B.C. (2 Kings 15:29; 17:3-6; 18:11-12; I
Their whereabouts are KNOWN
ONLY TO God, to this very day.
Thank God, that in His
great faithfulness, He spared the tribes of Judah and
Benjamin "for David's and Jerusalem's sake" (1 Kings
5) Satan THEN WENT
AFTER THE TWO REMAINING TRIBES, also inciting
them into gross rebellion and idolatry. In 586 B.C. (135
YEARS LATER) they were ALSO taken captive, this time by the
God, in His great
faithfulness, PROMISED THEY'D RETURN FROM CAPTIVITY IN 70
YEARS (Jeremiah 25:11-12).
As always, God
KEPT HIS WORD (Ezra chapters 1-2).
6) Then Satan went
after the exiles who returned from captivity 70 years later
(516 B.C.) and resettled in Israel. During captivity, in
a futile attempt to taint Messiah's ancestry, and impede
His Birth, he made sure that Jews mingled in intermarriage
with pagan wives (Ezra 9:1-2).
God raised a priest
named Ezra, who
then FORCED the Jews to separate and send back their pagan
wives (Ezra 10:1-4).
7) But the old serpent
didn't give up that easily... This time he
raised an evil Greek king named Antiochus Epiphanes (God
Manifest) to oppress and try to exterminate the Jews in 167
B.C., 350 years later (2 Maccabees 5:11-14).
God raised the
Maccabees, Judas "the Hammer" in particular, to deliver
Israel in 164 B.C., 3 years later (2 Maccabees, chapter
This brings us to
around 1 B.C. - 0 A.D. the time when
Jesus was born.
This time the garden
psychotic Herod with SO MUCH FEAR that a helpless,
INNOCENT, SINLESS, NEWBORN BABY boy would replace him as
king, that wicked Herod decided to murder all
male children in Bethlehem that were two years old and
under (Matthew 2:16-18).
The Messiah was
born DESPITE Satan's and
Herod's perverse machinations.
Some 33 years later
that baby boy had become a man, and DIED THE MOST GRUESOME
AND CRUELEST of deaths for your sins and mine.
Jesus ROSE FROM THE
to OVER 500 hundred EYEWITNESSES -- who SAW HIM ALIVE --
and ascended to heaven (1 Corinthians 15:3-8).
By then, it was too
late: Satan HAD
The prophesied SEED OF THE WOMAN had
CRUSHED Satan's head,
as God has promised.
The world REJOICED and
has never been the same.
THAT IS WHY Satan
HATES Christmas and tries his worst, to this very day, to
discourage and / or dampen its celebration.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25,
THE MOST FAMOUS BIRTHDAY
YOU is born this day... THE
Savior: who is Christ THE Lord"
"You shall call his
name JESUS: for
HE SHALL SAVE HIS PEOPLE FROM THEIR SINS"
Jesus' birthday is the
most famous and widely celebrated birthday in the world, as
well it should be.
NO ONE KNOWS WHEN Buddha,
Confucius, or Lao Tzu were born.
NO ONE KNOWS WHEN "Krishna"
NO ONE KNOWS WHEN Muhammad
AND, FRANKLY, NO
NO ONE EVEN KNOWS WHEN
Moses was born...
NO ONE CELEBRATES THEIR birthdays.
But EVERYONE -
Jew, gentile, atheist, agnostic, pagan, or somewhere in
between - KNOWS
December 25th is THE DAY on which we remember and celebrate
And if we look at
Scripture closely we find that He
was actually born on Tishri 15, during the Feast of Sukkot (John
1:14); circumcised 8 days
later on Shemini Atzeret (Luke 2:21): And that GENTILES
(the wise men from the East) found
Him on Hanukkah, December 25 (Matthew 2:1-12).
Is there a
more beautiful, heartwarming story than the
birth of our Savior?
The Bible offers two
different accounts, one from the Wise Men's perspective,
found in the gospel of Matthew; another, from Mary's
perspective found in the gospel of Luke.
Luke 2:13-14 tells of
an angel appearing in the sky, surrounded by a multitude of
the armies of heaven praising God and saying "GLORY
TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST AND ON EARTH: Peace and
good will toward men".
They were praising God
for the fact He
was no longer ONLY "up there" in the highest, alienated
from His Creation, HE WAS NOW ALSO ON EARTH in tangible,
VISIBLE, human form.
He had become
Emmanuel: God WITH
US (Matthew 1:23).
He would walk and live
Imagine Almighty God MANIFESTING
AS one of us!!!
That God Almighty
would voluntarily PUT OFF His glory, and manifest in human
form in this sinful, fallen, miserable, undeserving world,
and identify with sinful mankind, is awesome enough.
But the most precious
part of the story is that
sin PREVENTED US from going up to Him, so HE CAME DOWN TO
Christmas is the
God's AWESOME, MAJESTIC, ETERNAL, NEVER-FAILING LOVE toward
It's a testament to
His Goodness, Grace and Faithfulness.
He DIDN'T come for righteous
people. There WERE
NONE (Psalm 53:1).
He came TO and FOR sinners.
He came to
"seek and TO SAVE" those who are lost (Luke
Christmas is not just
for "holy" people. It's not just for religious people.
Christmas is FOR
If you're a sinner, CHRISTMAS
IS FOR YOU.
The main reason Jesus
came was to
CLEANSE OUR SINS, and FOREVER REMOVE THEM from us (1
He came to
ERASE your sins (John 1:29; Hebrews 9:26).
Christmas is about God's
UNCONDITIONAL LOVE and RESOLUTE WILLINGNESS TO
SINK TO OUR LOW LEVEL - SUFFER
IMMENSELY in prison, on the cross, and then IN HELL ITSELF
- so He could restore us (YOU) to His Highest.
If you want ETERNAL
Life, if you want to have ALL
your sins ERASED FOREVER, click here.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24,
ONE SOLITARY LIFE
This poem was written by the late Dr. James Allan Francis
(1864-1928). I love to read it, especially at Christmas. To
this day, I can't do it without getting all "choked up".
I've done some very minor editing, and would like to share
"my version" with you.
He was born in an obscure
village, the child of a peasant woman.
He grew up in still
another village, where He
worked in a carpenter shop until he was thirty.
three years he was an itinerant preacher.
wrote a book.
held an office.
had a family or owned a house.
go to college.
visited a big city.
traveled two hundred miles from the place where he was
had a TV show.
made any movies.
own great buildings.
had a private airplane.
amassed great wealth.
asked for money.
He did NONE
OF THE THINGS one usually associates with
He had NO
CREDENTIALS BUT Himself.
He was ONLY
THIRTY THREE when the tide of public opinion
turned against Him.
His friends ran away.
turned over to His enemies and went through the mockery of
He was NAILED TO A
CROSS between two thieves.
While He was dying, His
executioners gambled for His clothing, the only property He
had on earth.
When He was dead, He
was laid in a borrowed tomb.
TWENTY ONE CENTURIES HAVE
COME AND GONE, and today He
is THE CENTRAL FIGURE of the human race, and the
Leader of mankind's progress.
All the armies that
All the navies that
All the parliaments
that ever sat,
All the kings that
ever reigned put together...
...Have NOT AFFECTED
THE LIFE OF MAN ON THIS EARTH -- let alone FOR ALL ETERNITY
-- as much as THAT
One Solitary Life.
Glory to the King of
kings and Lord of lords! Hallelujah to the Eternal God!
Praise You, Lord
Jesus! We adore you.
Thank You, and Happy
CHRISTMAS IN THE MILLENNIUM
celebrate Christmas in the Millennium.
We probably won't
celebrate the Birth of our Savior on December 25. We might
not even call it "Christmas".
ACTUAL BIRTH DATE of Jesus, which is the Feast of Sukkot,
is the ONE Feast that
ALL NATIONS will be required to celebrate during
that Utopian Era.
I can now state
UNEQUIVOCALLY that Sukkot is
also the Feast during which Jesus' Second Coming will take
place. (Deuteronomy 31:10; Daniel 9:24-27)
for the FIRST time on Sukkot (John 1:14), and He
will RETURN on that same blessed Feast
says that all gentile
tribulation survivors will be REQUIRED to come to Jerusalem
year after year to celebrate Sukkot.
Matter of fact, we may
celebrate Jesus' Birthday not once, but TWICE a year:
the date He was actually born, Sukkot, and once on
the day that GENTILES FOUND Him which was December 25th.
If I have anything to
say about it, we'll celebrate BOTH.
But even if we don't
have the ornaments, the Nativity scenes, or the Christmas
trees, IT WILL STILL BE
CHRISTMAS IN OUR HEARTS.
Because the Savior of
the world LIVES THERE!
IS WITH US! (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23)
EVERYONE reading this
message needs to RECEIVE Christ Jesus into his/her heart as
only God, Savior and Lord.
You can't fully
experience the joy of CHRIST-mas WITHOUT the Christ
(Messiah) in your heart.
It's great to
celebrate Christmas ON
It's BEST to HAVE
CHRIST-mas ON THE INSIDE.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22,
WHAT would Christmas
be WITHOUT Christ?
These Holy Days are
ALL about the Birth of the Savior and Messiah.
Yet the world thinks
it can celebrate Christmas WITHOUT
the VERY REASON for its celebration.
THE MONEY it makes from Christmas shoppers buying gifts that
we exchange as reminders of THE
PRICELESS GIFT that God gave us that first
To that end, it has
invented "Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday", but
it WANTS NOTHING to do with Jesus.
Then it turns right
around and complains about Christmas
becoming "too commercialized".
They have already
managed to "X OUT" the name of Christ, by writing "Xmas".
Even then, God gets
the last laugh, since the
"X" is in the shape of A CROSS.
has even substituted the
traditional greeting "Merry Christmas" with "Happy
Holidays"... whatever THAT means.
The spineless twits
WON'T even say "Christmas" FOR
FEAR of "offending" NON-Christians, but has no problems
whatsoever saying "Happy Hanukkah" or Ramadan.
I DON'T SHOP AT PLACES
that find it "offensive" to say "Merry Christmas".
I'm offended WHEN THEY DON'T
If the ACLU had its way there
would be NO MENTION of Jesus' birth anywhere, and NO PUBLIC
DISPLAYS of anything associated with Christmas or the birth
of God Incarnate.
If Hollywood had its way Jesus
would be replaced BY FICTIONAL CHARACTERS such as Santa
Claus, Frosty, Rudolph, Scrooge and the Grinch.
...And if Washington
had its way... (you're smart enough, fill in the blank).
I got news for
those who find the mention of the Name "Jesus" or "Christ"
I got news for ALL
those who HATE CHRIST and, consequently, HATE Christmas:
THEY'RE GOING TO GET THEIR
One of these days they're
going to get their heart's desire: A Christmas WITHOUT
It will also be a
CHILDLESS Christmas, since they
the Christ Child.
Jesus will have raptured His
and old, leaving
all Christ haters behind.
The day will come,
sooner than they think, when
they'll MISS the Christmas trees, the decorations, the
gifts, the food, the carols, NOT TO MENTION THE JOY.
They'll WISH they
COULD say "Merry Christmas", but WON'T
BE ABLE TO say it.
It won't just be
considered "politically INCORRECT", IT
WILL BE STRICTLY FORBIDDEN.
Who knows? It may even
happen NEXT Christmas.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 21,
THE CHRISTMAS TREE
Just like there are
those who hate Christmas and would do away with anything
associated with this holiday, including the worship of
Jesus, there are those who hate the Christmas tree,
Christmas ornaments and wreaths.
They CLAIM the origins
of the tree and wreaths are pagan and attribute it to the
Druids were a priestly
class that existed in Britain, Ireland, Gaul and other
parts of Western Europe from
around 500 to 200 B.C. and practiced human sacrifice.
We're living some
2,200 PLUS years AFTER
they ceased to exist. If you, however,
consider yourself Druid, and want to worship Saturn, and
dedicate tree branches to him, that's your problem. You
need to repent and give your heart to Jesus.
Sadly, there are
Christians who have been influenced by ignorant naysayers, looking
for some "biblical" excuse to shun the Christmas tree, and
try their best to make the rest of us feel guilty for
Some quote Jeremiah
10:2-6, TOTALLY OUT OF CONTEXT, as "justification" for not
having a Christmas tree.
They never read
Jeremiah. They HAVE NO CLUE what Jeremiah prophesied.
However, they found a passage in his Book that SEEMS to
support their aversion for Christmas trees. Hence
they HYPOCRITICALLY quote Jeremiah.
Problem is, when Jeremiah
wrote his Book there were no Christmas trees and NO
CHRISTIANS, since Jesus had not even been born.
No one even KNEW what
Christmas was, since Jesus was born some
600 years AFTER Jeremiah wrote his prophecy.
referring to Christmas trees, but to IDOLS MADE
OF WOOD CUT FROM TREES.
In fact, Habakkuk 2:19
and Revelation 9:20 say
THE VERY SAME THING -- in reference to IDOLS made of wood
-- that Jeremiah said in that passage.
Jesus was JEWISH.
Christmas trees AREN'T
pagan. They are JEWISH.
JESUS' REAL BIRTHDAY
is Tishri 15, which is the Hebrew Feast of Sukkot, a/k/a
Tabernacles (John 1:14).
COMMANDED the children of Israel TO
CUT TREE BRANCHES from palm, myrtle, willow or
citron trees (commonly known in Israel as lulav & etrog) ON
SUKKOT and dwell
in temporary huts made out of those tree branches (Leviticus
Jews have been doing
OBEDIENCE TO GOD'S COMMANDMENT, since
at least 1,200 B.C., LONG BEFORE Jesus was even
born, and LONG
BEFORE there were any Druids.
And, following God's
EXPLICIT ORDERS, they continue doing it to
this very day.
If you've ever seen a
Sukka (hut) and Jewish decorations used during Sukkot, you
will notice they are
strikingly similar to what Christians call Nativity Scenes:
Tree branches are
reminiscent of our Christmas trees. They are used for
decorative purposes and often shaped into decorative
Jews also use RED
POMEGRANATES as decorations of which our tree ornaments --
originally red and round in the shape and color of
pomegranates-- are mere copies. (1 Kings 7:18-20, 42; Song
of Solomon 4:13; 6:11;7:12).
(See Sukkot symbols
The idea that the
Christmas tree's origins are pagan is
BOGUS. It's a bunch of malarkey invented by religionists,
intent on making everyone miserable, including themselves.
Christians, Jews know their Torah. Try
going to Jerusalem and telling Jews that decorating huts
with tree branches during Sukkot is "a pagan custom".
through laughing at your ignorance, chances are they'll run
you out of town, claiming YOU'RE THE ONE WHO'S PAGAN.
As the Christian faith
grew and spread AMONG
GENTILES, the Jewish symbols of Sukkot were
gradually ADAPTED by gentile communities to the celebration
of our Lord's Nativity: the sukka became
the "stable" or Nativity Scene, the
Sukkot tree branches became the Christmas tree, and
Christians have used these
JEWISH symbols, COMMANDED BY GOD, since at least the 6th
century A.D. to celebrate the Birth of the Savior.
The Christmas tree
also REMINDS US of
the tree on which Jesus, as a grown man, would be crucified
(hung), to atone for our sins (Galatians 3:13).
Last but not least, it
also signifies that by
dying on that tree and rising from the dead, Jesus became
the Tree of Life to all who receive Him (Genesis
3:22; Revelation 2:7; 22:2).
This business about
the Christmas tree being "pagan" is
a baseless bunch of baloney!
Like everything else
that religion and religionists INVENT, it's
come from God (1 John 4:18).
FROM Satan (2 Timothy 1:7).
Celebrate the Savior's
Birth and DON'T ALLOW ANYONE to heap unbelief, fear and
condemnation on your celebration.
Jesus didn't come to
condemn, but TO
And THAT is
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19,
THE PERFECT GIFT
Having trouble finding
the right gift for that special someone?
Tired of all the
hustle and bustle, jammed parking lots, standing in line,
being elbowed by other shoppers, and charging your credit
cards to the max?
I know a gift you can
give EVERYONE on your list.
This gift fits
all shapes and sizes.
It's useful to thin
people, fat people, and those
somewhere in between.
for ALL ages, and will be appreciated by ALL
Unlike other gifts
that break, get lost or simply wear out, this
gift LASTS FOREVER.
It doesn't break,
doesn't fade, doesn't stop working, and CAN
NEVER BE LOST.
Best of all, this
The ONLY "PRICE" ONE
CAN "PAY" for this Gift is
ONE'S OWN HEART.
I'm talking about THE PERFECT
The Gift of Love.
The Gift of Peace on
The Gift God gave each of us
on that first Christmas:
I'm talking about
Jesus, the one and only
Savior of the world.
ONLY ONE who can -- AND WILL -- bring lasting peace to this
war-torn, terrorist infested planet.
God gave us THE PERFECT GIFT in
that Baby born in Bethlehem some 2,000 years ago.
When you give THE
GIFT OF JESUS, YOU ARE ACTING JUST
I know you're busy
with all the gifts, preparations and decorations, but THAT IS
WORTH PAUSING and MEDITATING.
Jesus is the PERFECT gift for
EVERYONE, and the gift WE
SHOULD BE GIVING everyone this Christmas.
Don't disappoint or cheat
those who are expecting material gifts from you of their
But Christmas is the
ideal time to share this Perfect Gift with family, friends,
neighbors, and the whole
Warning: the Gift of
be REJECTED. But once
received, He CANNOT be
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19,
THE VIRGIN BIRTH: DOES IT
Lord Himself shall give you a sign; Behold, THE
VIRGIN SHALL CONCEIVE, and bear A SON, and shall call His
Name Immanuel" (meaning "GOD WITH US" (Isaiah
7:14; Matthew 1:23).
"And the angel said
to her, Fear
not, Mary: for YOU HAVE FOUND FAVOR with God. And, behold,
YOU SHALL CONCEIVE IN YOUR WOMB, and bring forth A SON, and
shall call His Name JESUS.
He shall be great,
be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall
give unto Him the throne of His father David:
shall reign over the house of Jacob (Israel) FOREVER; AND
OF HIS KINGDOM THERE SHALL BE NO END.
Then Mary said to
the angel, HOW
SHALL THIS BE, SEEING I KNOW NOT A MAN?
And the angel
answered and said unto her, The
Holy Spirit shall come upon you, and the power of the
Highest shall overshadow you: therefore also THAT HOLY
THING WHICH SHALL BE BORN OF YOU shall be called the Son of
God" (Luke 1:30-35).
Without a doubt, the
most controversial aspect of the Nativity is the Virgin
Birth of Jesus Christ.
This doctrine is ESSENTIAL TO
the Christian faith.
Does it really matter
that Jesus was born of a virgin?
Must I REALLY believe He
was virgin born?
WHY is the Virgin
Birth of Christ SO
The reason it's
SUPREMELY IMPORTANT is this:
The sin nature was
transmitted by Adam to EVERY HUMAN WHO'S EVER BEEN
NATURALLY BORN, through the blood (Romans 5:12;
1 Corinthians 15:22).
The LIFE OF the flesh IS
IN THE BLOOD (Leviticus 17:11).
Babies get their blood from
their fathers. That's why, until DNA came along,
blood tests were used to determine the paternity of a baby.
Had Jesus been born OF A
HUMAN FATHER, had He been CONCEIVED though
NATURAL means, He
(perish the thought) would have INHERITED THE SIN NATURE,
through the human father's blood, just like the rest
His blood would have been
TAINTED with sin, and He would have been
AUTOMATICALLY DISQUALIFIED from being THE SIN OFFERING that
would REMOVE MAN'S SIN ONCE AND FOR ALL (Hebrews
7:26; 1 John 3:5).
COULDN'T HAVE redeemed us.
That's WHY He HAD TO BE virgin
It is THE
BLOOD that MAKES ATONEMENT FOR the soul (Leviticus
According to God's
the shedding of blood, THERE IS NO FORGIVENESS for sins" (Hebrews
It took the
PURE, SINLESS, MOST PRECIOUS, DIVINE Blood of God Himself
to MAKE ATONEMENT FOR man's sin, and redeem
mankind and the rest of fallen Creation.
It took that
HOLY, PERFECT, UNTAINTED Blood to WASH AWAY OUR SIN and
remove it from us FOREVER (Hebrews 9:12, 26). Glory
to Him forevermore!
THAT is WHY the Virgin
Birth of Christ was,
and IS, ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY.
There would be NO
REDEMPTION without it.
That's WHY the
Virgin Birth was prophesied FROM
THE MOMENT mankind
(Eve and Adam) fell into sin (Genesis 3:15).
Jesus, therefore, got His
PHYSICAL body from Mary (John 1:14; 1 Timothy
3:16; Hebrews 2:14-17), but
His Blood came directly from, and was the Blood of, God the
Father (John 1:13).
He was and IS,
human as any of us, yet WITHOUT SIN (2
He was and IS,
human and 100% God.
ONLY the Blood of God could
ATONE AND CLEANSE your sins and mine.
ONLY the Blood of God Himself
could REMOVE ALL SIN - FOR ALL TIME - Praise His
For those who argue
that the Hebrew word in Isaiah 7:14 is ha alma,
which can mean "the virgin" or simply "the young woman", 70
Hebrew scholars translated it into the Greek Septuagint as
"ho parthenos" which ONLY MEANS "THE VIRGIN". If
you want to argue with God and 70 Hebrew scholars, be my
And since this was "A SIGN"
given by God (as we read above), it would have to be
something QUITE UNUSUAL LIKE the virgin birth.
Thousands of "young
women" gave birth to babies then and now.
Where would be "the sign" if a "young woman" gave birth to
a baby by natural means?
As for critics who
classify the Virgin Birth as "impossibility", I have a
Even THE SMARTEST "man of
science" on this earth possesses
ONLY AN INFINITESIMAL FRACTION OF 1% of TOTAL knowledge.
their SEVERELY LIMITED knowledge, they have been able to
come up with VARIOUS methods of artificial insemination.
These various methods make
it possible for women to conceive and give birth WITHOUT
HAVING ANY sexual relations with a man.
They, thus, make it
possible for babies to be VIRGIN-BORN.
So, let me get this
Are you saying that SINFUL,
FALLEN MORTALS, with VERY limited knowledge, can fertilize
the female egg WITHOUT the woman engaging in sexual
THAT ALMIGHTY GOD who possesses TOTAL KNOWLEDGE, who
fashioned the entire human anatomy, INCLUDING DNA and THE
REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM, CAN'T DO IT?
I rest my case.
As Gabriel put it: "With
God, NOTHING is impossible" (Luke 1:37).
If He WASN'T,
EVERYONE is doomed.
If He WASN'T, YOU'RE NOT
He became THE
OFFERING for sin - removing sin once and for all - because
He was virgin born, and BEGOTTEN BY the Father through His
Most Holy Spirit.
It's as simple - and
DIVINE - AS THAT.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18,
Scripture requires that
Messiah MUST be from the tribe of Judah, and be a descendant
of King David (2 Samuel 7:16; Isaiah 11:1;
Jeremiah 23:5). It
also requires that he be descended from King Solomon (1
Chronicles 22:9-10; 28:5)
9:24-27, which explicitly states that Messiah would APPEAR
AND DIE PRIOR TO the second temple's destruction,
traditional Judaism believes that Messiah IS YET TO APPEAR
FOR THE FIRST TIME.
Hypothetically speaking, if
Messiah's appearance is STRICTLY A FUTURE EVENT, that
never before happened, it presents TWO HUGE PROBLEMS for
1. Birth records
proving one's ancestry were kept for centuries in the
That is, until wicked Herod came along,
destroyed those records, and then forged his own family
tree in order to establish his alleged "descent" from King
Whatever survived Herod's
Machiavellian scheme was destroyed in 70 A.D. when the
Romans decimated and burned the Second Temple, razing
Jerusalem to the ground.
the purported "future" Messiah may be, he's gonna have one
hell of a time proving his ancestry.
2. But EVEN IF he
could prove descent from David's lineage -- which
in itself is a HUGE "if" -- THERE'S
AN EVEN BIGGER PROBLEM:
The problem is that God
PUT A CURSE ON PART OF David's lineage and promised that NO
ONE from THAT PART of David's family would EVER AGAIN sit
on his throne, thus making it NEARLY
IMPOSSIBLE TO QUALIFY as "potential Messiah":
"Thus says the LORD,
Write (record) this man down as childless, a man that shall
not prosper in his days: FOR NO
MAN OF HIS DESCENDANTS SHALL PROSPER, OR SIT
UPON THE THRONE OF David, or RULE ANY MORE in Judah" (Jeremiah
God uttered those
words against Jehoiakim, king of Judah and his son, with
almost an identical name, Jehoiachin, --also
called Coniah (elsewhere in Jeremiah), and Jeconiah in the
New Testament (Matthew 1:11-12).
particular part of David's and Solomon's lineage CANNOT
produce the Messiah.
LAST King of Judah was Zedekiah, who was Jeconiah's uncle (2
David's royal line - from which Messiah MUST come - TO AN
ABRUPT END in the 6th century B.C.
Judah's ROYAL LINEAGE from
David and Solomon, is therefore CURSED, came to a COMPLETE
halt, and NO FUTURE KING or Messiah can come from it EVER
Scripture tell us, on the one
hand, that Messiah MUST descend from both David and
Solomon, and yet Scripture (in APPARENT contradiction)
also tells us that
Messiah CANNOT descend from David through Solomon because
that part of the royal lineage goes through Jeconiah and
the aforementioned curse.
then CAN BE the Messiah?
of Nazareth, and NO ONE else.
That's why the Brit
Hadasha (New Testament) gives
TWO different genealogies for the TRUE Messiah.
The first genealogy is
found in the first chapter of Matthew's Gospel. It shows
Jesus' ancestry from Abraham to King David and King
Solomon, through Jeconiah (the cursed guy) and through
Jesus' STEPFATHER Joseph.
Thus, Jesus would be LEGALLY
descended from David's royal dynasty, but "the curse" would
not apply to Him, since Joseph ISN'T his natural father.
That is also PART
OF THE REASON why Jesus' Virgin Birth is SUPREMELY
important and ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL. We'll give the
other reasons in another message.
The second genealogy
is given in the Gospel of Luke 3:23-38:
Luke's genealogy shows
Jesus' lineage all the way back to Adam, son of God, and to
God the Father Himself.
The genealogy in Luke is
through Jesus' natural mother, Mary:
Romans 1:3 plainly
states that Jesus was
a descendant of David "according
TO THE FLESH" (see also Psalm 132:11). Jesus
got his "flesh" (physical body) from Mary.
Hence Scripture gives
us Jesus' LEGAL
genealogy through Joseph, and His PHYSICAL genealogy
From Abraham to David,
Luke's genealogy is essentially the same as Matthew's.
David to the first century A.D. it's RADICALLY different.
Jesus' Davidic lineage
through Mary does
not come through King Solomon (Jeconiah's ancestor), but
from David's son Nathan (1 Chronicles 3:5; Luke
TOTALLY CIRCUMVENTING the curse placed on Jeconiah and his
descendants, while STILL tracing his lineage back to King
Thus, God could keep
His promise that NO PHYSICAL DESCENDANT of Jeconiah would
ever sit on David's Throne, and yet He could also RESTORE
David's royal line, from which the Messiah HAD TO come.
Talk about SHEER
Jesus, therefore, is
David's LEGAL descendant from BOTH his stepfather (giving
Him LEGAL right to David's Throne) and
through His mother, making
Him a DIRECT PHYSICAL descendant of David.
virgin birth was
PRECISELY what was needed to reestablish the
royal line of David, which had suddenly ended on Jeconiah's
Is God amazing, or
Didn't God call His
Son "the seed OF
THE WOMAN" in Genesis 3:15?
Since women have no
"seed" (semen to impregnate) THAT
clearly POINTS TO His VIRGIN birth, also prophesied by
Isaiah (Isaiah 7:14).
400 plus years BEFORE Jesus was born, and before the
Gospels were written, specifically mentions the families of
Nathan (the son of David), and Shimei (a Levite
priest), BOTH OF WHOM are ancestors of Jesus through Mary
(Luke 1:5-7, 36-40, 3:26, 31), WEEPING
in Jerusalem for the Messiah, the One whom they "pierced".
They will weep and
lament for Messiah Jesus as they did for King Josiah
(Lamentations chapter 5) when he was wounded in battle
against Pharaoh Necho and died at Megiddo (2 Kings 23:29; 2
therefore, have AT
LEAST FOUR INSURMOUNTABLE PROBLEMS when it comes to
their "future" Messiah:
1. They CANNOT prove he's
descendant of David, since birth and ancestral
records, kept in the second temple, were destroyed. They
had no photocopiers or Cloud storage in those days.
2. Daniel 9:25-27
SPECIFICALLY STATES that Messiah
MUST APPEAR BEFORE the second temple's destruction.
3. Messiah must
be descendant of David and Solomon, BUT He CANNOT,
according to the Tanach, descend from their descendant
royal line is NON-EXISTENT today, and Messiah must RESTORE
IT - AND
YET COMPLY WITH ALL THE BIBLICAL PRONOUNCEMENTS STATED
Jewish friends, in
light of these
BIBLICAL REQUIREMENTS, RECORDED IN YOUR Tanach: WHOEVER
your "future" candidate for Messiah may be...
he can PROVE he's 100%
BIBLICALLY qualified, YOU CAN HAVE HIM.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17,
WHAT ABOUT MARY ?
love Mary, honor Mary, regard her as a capable and
influential intercessor, but DO NOT WORSHIP HER.
do indeed pray to Mary and
I was raised Roman
Catholic. I know whereof I speak.
We often talked
more about Mary, and prayed more to Mary, THAN TO GOD
We used to pray the
Rosary at our home EVERY SINGLE NIGHT. How
many "Hail Marys" are there? And how many "Our Fathers"? I
rest my case.
The Bible is clear
GOD merits our worship (Exodus 20:3-5; 34:14; 1
Samuel 7:3; Daniel 3:28; Luke 4:8; 1 Corinthians 10:14;
Galatians 5:20; Revelation 19:10).
Every Christian, Catholic
or non-Catholic, owes
Mary an ETERNAL debt of gratitude. She was the human vessel
God used to bring His Son into the world.
our love, respect, honor and gratitude, BUT NOT OUR
We love Mary. We don't ADORE
Mary's NOT the center of our
lives, or focus of our devotion, JESUS IS.
Mary didn't die on the
cross for you.
Mary didn't shed her
blood for you, and even it she had, it was SINFUL blood. It
would have NEVER ATONED for your sins.
Mary didn't go to hell
in your stead.
Mary didn't rise from
Mary CAN'T SAVE
ANYONE, INCLUDING HERSELF.
Mary herself needed Jesus in
order to be saved (Luke 1:47; Acts 1:14; 2:1-5).
ONE Redeemer and ONE Mediator between God and man: His Name
is Jesus Christ (1 Timothy 2:5).
Jesus is THE
ONLY SAVIOR (Titus 1:4).
Even Peter himself,
who is regarded by Catholics as the "first Pope", and thus
INFALLIBLE in matters of the faith, said that there
is NO OTHER NAME, besides Jesus, whereby we can be saved (Acts
The apostles and early
Church NEVER prayed to Mary, never worshiped Mary, never
asked Mary to intercede, and NEVER taught others to do so.
There ISN'T A
SINGLE verse in the entire Bible that says we should.
There are, on the
other hand, NUMEROUS
PLACES IN THE BIBLE, as I've just demonstrated, where it
says that ONLY JESUS is to be worshiped.
Having said all that,
does praying to Mary, lighting her a candle, praying the
Rosary, asking her to intercede, having paintings, medals
or statues of her, believing in her Immaculate Conception,
or "perpetual virginity" send
anyone to hell?
The answer is NO.
As FUTILE AND
MISGUIDED as all these rituals are,there's
ONLY ONE SIN that SENDS ANYONE TO HELL:
That sin is rejection
of Jesus Christ (Matthew 12:32).
If Jesus LIVES
in your heart by His Spirit, you're saved, NO
MATTER HOW ERRONEOUS YOUR THEOLOGY MAY BE.
If, on the other hand,
THE HOLY SPIRIT ISN'T
LIVING IN YOUR HEART, you can have perfect
theology, and be lost.
That's why, Jesus,
NOT MARY, NOT ANYONE ELSE, MUST BE NUMBER ONE IN OUR
HEARTS, and THE CENTER of our lives.
As we remember the
people and events connected to the Birth of our Savior, let's
love Mary and Joseph. Let's appreciate their invaluable
contributions and unique roles in God's plan of
Redemption - but WORSHIP belongs TO
There's much talk and
debate about Mary and her role in Jesus' life and ministry,
but we hear SO LITTLE ABOUT Joseph.
to the birth, well being, and upbringing of the Savior goes
mostly unnoticed and unappreciated.
We associate him
mostly with Nativity scenes where he is usually portrayed
gazing at the Christ child in the manger, and holding a
Matter of fact, I got
a nice figure of him standing in my living room's Nativity
hut right now.
There are certain
"details" given about Joseph in extra-biblical literature, NONE
OF THEM REMOTELY believable.
The only place IN THE
ENTIRE UNIVERSE where you'll find INFALLIBILITY is
in the LIVING Word of God.
The Incarnate Word
(Jesus) is ALIVE and INFALLIBLE and so
is the written Word.
Here's what we know
about Joseph from
the INFALLIBLE, written Word of God:
He was from
the lineage of King David (Matthew 1:6-16, 20;
He had initial
misgivings about Mary's pregnancy, and had
determined to divorce her in secret (Matthew
It took God's
intervention in a dream to
persuade him that Jesus had been conceived of the Holy
Spirit, and to "take Mary into his house" as wife (Matthew
He lived in Nazareth. Because
of a census,he
took the pregnant Mary to Bethlehem, his ancestors'
hometown, where Jesus was born (Luke 2:1-7).
At God's prompting, he
fled with Mary and Jesus into Egypt until the death of
Herod (Matthew 2:13-15).
After Herod's death he
took Mary and Jesus back to Nazareth where they
settled down (Matthew 2:19-23).
He was clearly a
godly, righteous man (Matthew 1:19).
He was spiritual
enough that God could communicate with him in dreams, whenever
necessary (Matthew 1:20; 2:13; 2:19-20, 22).
He was VERY OBEDIENT
and, thankfully, followed
God's instructions immediately and without question (Matthew
1:24; 2:14; 2:21).
a carpenter (Matthew 13:55).
Jesus as his own son (Luke 2:33, 48; 4:22).
We know that, as Jesus
"grew in wisdom and stature" and "in favor with God and
men", He WAS OBEDIENT TO both
Joseph and Mary (Luke 2:51).
have sex with Mary UNTIL AFTER Jesus was born (Matthew
God's Word is clear
the birth of Jesus he and Mary DID HAVE sexual relations.
While I don't part
fellowship with anyone over THIS SILLY ISSUE, to say or
teach otherwise is disingenuous at best, and CONTRADICTING
GOD (and thus, LYING) at worst.
After Jesus was born, Joseph
and Mary had four sons and at least two daughters.
Their sons' names,
given in the Gospels, were James, Joseph, Simon and Judas
(Matthew 13:55-56; Mark 6:3; Galatians 1:19).
In Acts 1:14 we find
those brothers with Mary and other disciples in the Upper
Room in communion with each other and in prayer.
That means that they
were ALL saved and filled with the Holy Spirit, and that
they believed in Jesus as Messiah ONLY AFTER His
Resurrection (John 7:5).
We don't know what
happened to those sons or daughters afterwards, except for
James who eventually became Bishop of Jerusalem, and wrote
the New Testament's Epistle of James, and for Judas who
wrote the very brief New Testament's Book of Jude (Jude
We know that at
least two of them, James and Jude, were preachers of the
Gospel (1 Corinthians 9:5).
As for the theory that
Joseph's "other children" were
from a previous marriage, I DON'T BUY IT FOR ONE
If they were, they
would have been OLDER THAN Mary or, at the VERY least, her
Had they been the same
age as Mary or older, THEY
WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN hanging around with her all the time, or
looking for Jesus, as we see them repeatedly in the Gospels and
Book of Acts (Matthew 12:46; Mark 3:31; John 2:12; 7:3-5;
They would have been MUCH
OLDER than Jesus and TOTALLY INDEPENDENT.
Why on earth would
they ALWAYS hang out with a woman who, purportedly, WASN'T
EVEN THEIR OWN MOTHER?
There MAY BE is some
truth to the traditional view that he was much older than
Mary. Perhaps 15, 20 or even 30 years older.
don't believe for a moment the ABSURD and FALSE theory that
when they married Joseph was 90 years of age.
No way, José!
linguistically challenged, José in Spanish means "Joseph").
We know Joseph was still
alive when Jesus was twelve years old and they made
pilgrimage to Jerusalem on Passover, as required in the
Torah (Luke 2:41-49).
We know that, by
the time Jesus began His public ministry at 30 years of
age, Joseph was no longer alive.
How do we know?
Not only because he
is no longer mentioned in the Gospels.
Not only because the
other children, even the males, are going around with, and
DEPENDENT ON, Mary.
...But also because, as
Jesus died on the cross, He ENTRUSTED THE CARE OF Mary to
the apostle John (John 19:26-27).
Had Joseph been alive, there
would have been NO NEED WHATSOEVER to do so.
In the Book of Acts,
after Jesus' Resurrection and Ascension, we find Mary and
Jesus' brothers among the 120 who were filled with the Holy
Spirit on the Day of Pentecost but, again, ZERO
MENTION of Joseph.
So, clearly, he
died somewhere between Jesus' 13th and 29th birthday.
Exactly when he died,
where or how, we are not told.
EVERY BELIEVER in
Jesus Christ owes
Joseph a BIG debt of gratitude for his
godliness, his humble and unquestioning obedience to God, his
restraint in not copulating with Mary until AFTER Jesus was
born (Matthew 1:24-25), and his
loving protection of Jesus as a baby and as a young boy.
I don't know too many
men who either today - or 2,000 years ago - would have
taken Jesus under their wing, loved Him, nurtured Him,
trained Him, protected Him, given Him their name, or raised
Him as their own son, KNOWING
FULL WELL that He WASN'T their natural child.
Joseph did ALL
OF THE ABOVE.
For all those reasons,
Jesus' loyal and devoted stepfather deserves
great respect, love AND APPRECIATION.
In choosing Joseph as
Jesus' earthly father, God (His REAL Father) EVIDENTLY
MADE THE PERFECT choice.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15,
MARY & JOSEPH
I have SOME tolerance
for well intentioned so-called "white lies".
I have ZERO tolerance
for RELIGIOUS lies.
I can understand
someone telling a "white lie" in order NOT to hurt someone
lies are TOLD, SUPPOSEDLY,
"IN THE NAME OF GOD" and have serious, often ETERNAL
This takes us TO THE
TIRED, OLD ARGUMENT that Jesus entrusting His mother Mary
to John, as He hung from the cross, "proves"
that He had NO NATURAL brothers who could care for Mary.
When Jesus went TO THE
his brothers and sisters, who ALWAYS accompanied Mary,
ABANDONED Him (Mathew 12:46; 13:55-56; Mark
13:55; John 2:12; Acts 1:14).
The ONLY ONES who DIDN'T
abandon Him were His mother, his beloved
disciple, and A FEW OTHER WOMEN, as the Gospels plainly
Jesus' siblings were
doubtlessly well acquainted with Roman ruthlessness and
were obviously SCARED of being IN ANY WAY associated with
His brothers DID NOT believe
that He was the Messiah (John 7:5).
Therefore, they feared
that their own fate would be WHAT THEY EXPECTED HIS FATE TO
BE: DEATH and DEFEAT at the hands of the Roman authorities.
In order to put forth THE
ABSURD CLAIM that Joseph and Mary HAD NO CHILDREN and never
even had sexual intercourse, one
would have to take them TOTALLY OUT OF their Jewish
TAKING A STORY
COMPLETELY OUT OF CONTEXT -- in order to make a case - PROVES
the individuals and/or institution in question ARE
We know that Joseph
died shortly after Jesus' 13th birthday, since he
completely disappears from the Gospel narratives.
Had Joseph died childless,
according to Jewish Law (Torah) his widow Mary would have
had to marry one of Joseph's brothers OR CLOSE RELATIVES --
and BEAR CHILDREN BY HIM -- who'd carry the name of
Joseph and pass it down to posterity, in order to "keep his
name alive" in Israel.
This is called the
"Levirate marriage" (Genesis 38:8; Deuteronomy 25:5-10;
We find it in
Deuteronomy chapter 25, again in Ruth 4:5, and the
Sadducees HIT JESUS with this portion of the Torah in
Matthew 22:23-28, Mark 12:19 and Luke 20:28-33.
"But this doesn't
apply to Mary, since Jesus was adopted by Joseph"...
NO PHYSICAL descendants (Isaiah 53:8).
would not, and DID NOT, pass Joseph's name down to any
God KNEW THIS. Mary knew it, and
so did Joseph.
have THREE possible outcomes:
BROKE GOD'S LAW by
NOT bearing Joseph any children that could pass his name
down to posterity.
make Mary A SINNER, and OBLITERATES the MYTH of her
own "Immaculate Conception".
Conception is the FALSE doctrine THAT MARY HERSELF was
conceived WITHOUT ORIGINAL SIN. It is NOT to be
confused with the Virgin Birth of the Savior, which is TRUE
2. Mary bore children to
Joseph AFTER she gave birth to Jesus as 12
different Scriptures, and TWO REPUTABLE HISTORIANS
(Josephus and Eusebius) confirm (Matthew 1:18, 24-25; 2:46;
13:55-56; Marks 6:3, 13:55; Luke 2:6; John 2:12; 7:2-10;
Acts 1:14; 1 Corinthians 9:5; Galatians 1:19).
This outcome DESTROYS
the myth of her "perpetual virginity".
BROKE HIS OWN LAW by exempting Mary from observing His Law.
This makes God A LIAR.
If some who practice
TO WORSHIP MARY -- that is their God-given
They SHOULD AT LEAST HAVE
the moral integrity TO SAY SO:
"We WANT TO WORSHIP
MARY as A GODDESS, DESPITE
the biblical evidence that proves she was a mortal sinner"
INVENTING LIES to "justify" THEIR IDOLATRY.
Scripture and secular
history are BOTH CRYSTAL CLEAR that
Jesus HAD NATURAL brothers and sisters.
And NO AMOUNT OF
RELIGIOUS REVISIONISM -- and NO TV anchor trying to rewrite
history, when he should be reporting the news -- CAN CHANGE
MONDAY, DECEMBER 14,
MIGHTY GOD, PRINCE OF PEACE
"For UNTO US A
CHILD IS BORN, UNTO US A SON IS GIVEN: AND THE
GOVERNMENT SHALL BE UPON HIS SHOULDER: AND HIS
NAME SHALL BE CALLED Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God,
The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. OF THE
INCREASE OF HIS GOVERNMENT AND PEACE THERE SHALL BE NO END,
Upon the throne of David, and upon HIS KINGDOM, to order
it, and to
establish it WITH JUSTICE AND WITH RIGHTEOUSNESS FROM THIS
TIME FORTH EVEN FOREVER..." (Isaiah 9:6-7)
For two millennia,
Christians have seen A CLEAR depiction of Jesus the Messiah
in this passage.
traditional Judaism - which rejects Jesus -- DOES NOT.
claim that we have "misunderstood" this passage, and that
it refers to Hezekiah, former king of the Kingdom of Judah.
base THEIR DISHONEST CLAIMS on three lame arguments:
The name Hezekiah which means "strength of Yahweh"
That there's no record (or so they say) in the New
Testament that Jesus was called "wonderful", "counselor",
"everlasting Father" or "prince of peace".
That Jesus (they say) has no kingdom on earth.
it is true that the name Hezekiah means "strength of
Yahweh" -- and while Hezekiah was a godly and benevolent
king who tried his best to eradicate idolatry -- Hezekiah
does not REMOTELY fit the description given in Isaiah.
Hezekiah comes from
two Hebrew words: chazak meaning "strong" and Yah which
stands for Yahweh.
the words used in Isaiah 9:6 are the
ENTIRELY DIFFERENT words el gibbor meaning,
the Holy Spirit intended this for Hezekiah, He
is perfectly capable of inspiring the words chazak
of el gibbor.
ONE has EVER called Hezekiah "el gibbor" or "Mighty God".
BILLIONS have called Jesus by that title, and are still
doing it today.
much for that chunk of religious hypocrisy...
Jewish friends are also guilty of applying a
DECEITFUL, SELF-SERVING double-standard:
they posit that Jesus was never called "Wonderful",
"Counselor", "everlasting Father" or "Prince of Peace", then
THE SAME criterion SHOULD BE APPLIED TO HEZEKIAH: WHEN was
Hezekiah EVER called by those titles in the Old Testament,
or ANYWHERE ELSE?
the other hand,IS
when the chief priests and the teachers of the law saw
the WONDERFUL things He did and the children
shouting in the temple courts, "Hosanna to the Son of
David," they were very displeased".
"The man answered and said unto them: Why, THIS
IS A WONDERFUL THING, that YOU DON'T KNOW FROM WHERE
HE IS, AND YET HE HAS OPENED MY EYES."
Counselor, The Holy Spirit-Whom the Father Will Send Him IN
MY NAME--WILL TEACH YOU ALL THINGS and remind you OF
EVERYTHING I HAVE TOLD YOU."
"My little children, these things write I unto
you, that you sin not. And if any man sin, WE
HAVE A COUNSELOR ADVOCATE with the Father, Jesus Christ the
Jesus is called by
this title TOO
MANY TIMES to include in this message, for A
FULL LIST go
"Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him,
because He not only had broken the Sabbath, but said also THAT
GOD WAS HIS FATHER, MAKING HIMSELF EQUAL WITH God."
"Jesus said unto him, Have I been so long a time
with you, and yet have you not known me, Philip? HE
THAT HAS SEEN ME HAS SEEN THE FATHER; and how say you then,
Show us the Father?"
10:30: "I and
the Father ARE ONE"
For there are three that bear witness in
Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit: and THESE THREE ARE
speaking) "BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS: for they
shall be called the children of God".
speaking) "PEACE I LEAVE WITH YOU; MY PEACE I GIVE
YOU. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not
let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid".
"For HE IS OUR
PEACE, who has made both one, and has broken down
the middle wall of partition between us...
Having abolished in
his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments
contained in ordinances; to make in himself of two one new
man, SO MAKING
and PREACHED PEACE to you who were afar off, and to
them that were near."
we just demonstrated, traditional Jews are
DEAD WRONG: Jesus IS, IN FACT CALLED BY every
one of the titles prophesied by Isaiah.
CAN BE NO PRINCE OF PEACE BESIDE JESUS because, unlike
conventional earthly kingdoms, which come into being
through military conquest, His
Kingdom has been expanding and growing, FOR 2,000 YEARS -
PEACEFULLY -- WITHOUT spears, swords, armies or violence -
and IS STILL GROWING!
to JESUS forever!
the first century Jesus HAS BEEN CALLED BY EVERY ONE OF
THOSE TITLES, NOT THOUSANDS BUT MILLIONS -- perhaps even
BILLIONS -- OF TIMES.
DO NOT confuse His Kingdom with MAN-INVENTED, "Christian"
His Kingdom is SPIRITUAL and,
therefore, TRANSCENDS all things spawned by mortals,
EVERYONE, except for a few
Jewish religionists, has forgotten Hezekiah and don't even
know who he was OR THAT HE EVEN EXISTED.
On the other hand, THE
ENTIRE WORLD KNOWS about JESUS, and uses a calendar based
on HIS BIRTH.
hypocrites conveniently fail to note that Matthew
4:16, IN THE NEW TESTAMENT, EXPRESSLY QUOTES ISAIAH CHAPTER
9 in reference to Jesus:
"And leaving Nazareth,
he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the seacoast,
in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali:
THAT IT MIGHT
BE FULFILLED WHICH WAS SPOKEN BY Isaiah the prophet,
‘The land of Zebulun, and the land of
Naphtali, by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of
the Gentiles; The people who sat in darkness saw great
that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent:
for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." (Matthew 4:13-17;
Jewish premise that this passage has never been applied to
Jesus is wrong -- as we've just proven beyond question --
and the assumptions on which their objections are based are
As for Jesus
NOT having a kingdom, I would argue that anytime someone
has over TWO BILLION ADORING subjects, encompassing EVERY
NATION ON EARTH, and willing to serve and obey Him, often
at the cost of THEIR OWN LIVES, He has a Kingdom.
However, there's more:
IN CONTEXT, Isaiah 9:2
says that THE GREAT LIGHT OF
this "child born", of this "Son given", called "Mighty God"
would "shine in Galilee".
WHEN did Hezekiah's light
shine in Galilee?
In fact, it
was DURING Hezekiah's reign over Judah that THE 10 NORTHERN
TRIBES, including the territory of Galilee, WERE TAKEN
CAPTIVE by the Assyrians.
They remain "lost" to
this very day.
WAY in heaven, hell or earth, that this could be Hezekiah.
WHEN did Hezekiah's
kingdom, meet the requirement of Isaiah 9, verse 7:
"OF THE INCREASE OF
HIS GOVERNMENT AND PEACE THERE
SHALL BE NO END?"
WHEN was Hezekiah's
kingdom established "FROM
THIS TIME FORTH EVEN
FOREVER" (Isaiah 9:7)?
Hezekiah's kingdom, IN
in the 7th century B.C.
He has ZERO
kingdom and ZERO subjects today.
HOW can his kingdom be
it ENDED in 687 B.C.?
Jesus' Kingdom, on the
other hand, has lasted for 2,000 years and IS
STILL GOING STRONG, ONLY TO GET STRONGER, UNTIL IT COVERS
THE WHOLE EARTH, THE UNIVERSE, AND BEYOND.
JESUS - AND ONLY JESUS -
meets EVERY requirement in Isaiah 9 and PERFECTLY
fits its description.
Hezekiah DOES NOT.
Jesus preached the
Kingdom of God. That Kingdom has been growing ever since in
the hearts and minds of believers, and is about to overtake
His Kingdom HAS NO END
The baby born in
THE ONE AND ONLY Mighty God and Prince of Peace.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13,
I've never been a fan
of Donald Trump.
I could never stand to
watch Celebrity Apprentice where all these
quasi-celebrities had to basically fawn, genuflect, and
kiss his and his daughter's behind in order to ingratiate
themselves and NOT be "fired".
We even made a YouTube
video, a few years ago, where I made fun of his hair.
I don't appreciate
that his oldest daughter "converted" to Judaism.
I say "converted" in
quotation marks because those
who "convert" WERE NEVER real Christians to begin with.
have had RELIGION, but THEY NEVER KNEW Jesus.
ANYONE who FORSAKES
JESUS for a mortal man or woman is THE BIGGEST FOOL on
the face of the earth.
However, should Jesus
tarry, I do like Donald as a
Say what you will
about the man, but AT LEAST he
is an EXPERT AND ASTUTE NEGOTIATOR and PROVEN LEADER, with
a track record of SUCCESSFULLY GETTING THINGS DONE.
And he HAS THE NAME,
THE WEALTH - AND THE GUTS - to
shun the Washington establishment's and media's political
correctness, and TELL IT LIKE IT IS.
That is PRECISELY what's
driving the two aforementioned groups - and some "movie
stars" whose fleeting fame has gone to their heads - UP THE
Here's a guy they
CAN'T INTIMIDATE or CONTROL.
is ABSOLUTELY CORRECT about closing the border, and about
BANNING Muslims (at least temporarily) from entering the
The media has pummeled
him all week and labeled him racist.
He is NOT a racist. He
is a REALIST.
Let's face it: it's
NOT Buddhists, or Hindus, or Jews, or atheists or
agnostics, or New Agers or Scientologists that
threaten our security:
That's right... M-U-S-L-I-M-S!!!
For all these reasons,
I like Trump BETTER than all the feckless establishment
ANNOUNCE they are running, but DO NOT OFFER ANY concrete
ideas or clear vision on solving the MYRIAD
threats and obstacles facing this nation.
GUTLESS, beholden to their donors, media puppets, were
quick to pounce on Trump this week when he suggested a
temporary ban on Muslims entering the U.S.
ARE THEIR IDEAS on how to enhance security and
PREVENT further terrorist attacks?
WHERE IS YOUR IDEA, Jeb? Or
yours, Marco Rubio? John Kasich? Carly Fiorina? Ben
Carson? Chris Christie?
The reason all these
guys hate Trump is because
he's having the courage to address KEY ISSUES that all
these cowards are only too happy to sweep under the rug.
Jesus is THE ONE AND ONLY
I harbor no illusions
that Trump -- or any other candidate for political office
-- will fix everything or have all the answers...
However, Trump CAN'T
POSSIBLY BE WORSE THAN Hillary.
Nor CAN HE POSSIBLY BE WORSE
WE HAVE RIGHT NOW.
But the INCREDIBLY
STUPID Republican establishment DOESN'T
GET the mood -- of THEIR OWN PARTY!!!
They DON'T WANT Trump
because he's not A CONVENTIONAL Republican.
We've all seen THE
INCOMPETENCE of the Republican establishment who
have given Obama Carte Blanche to do ANYTHING
We might as well have
Trump makes them
nervous because he DOESN'T play "by their rules".
All of which puts them
in a bind:
Despite poll after
poll, month after month, that shows Trump on top, they
DON'T WANT TO nominate him.
On the other hand, if
they DON'T nominate him, they run the risk of splitting
the party, offending his
supporters who'd probably STAY HOME in protest and NOT
VOTE, or of The Donald running as an independent.
Any of these WOULD
ENSURE a Hillary presidency.
The other problem for
the Republican establishment is THEY
CAN'T OFFER A CANDIDATE that can REMOTELY compete with
Jeb's sinking faster
than a submarine. The rest lack the ideas, vitality, and
You'd think that
nominating John McCain and Mitt Romney - both of whom LOST
TO Obama - would have taught them a thing or two.
But if Republicans
have proven anything in recent years is that THEY
KNOW HOW TO SNATCH DEFEAT OUT OF THE JAWS OF VICTORY.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12,
There IS a solution to
America's manifold problems.
There IS a solution to
this world's tangled mess.
The Solution IS
But wait... let me
The Solution is
JESUS IN US.
The ONLY WAY to
solve this world's UNSOLVABLE problems is
TO ATTACK THE CAUSE.
To GO AFTER the VERY ROOT of the
The CAUSE OF ALL
PROBLEMS is Satan.
Jesus has ALREADY
eternally defeated Satan.
tells us that, AFTER defeating Satan, and removing all
is sitting AT THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD THE FATHER - WAITING
FOR HIS ENEMIES to be made His footstool (Hebrews
The Father will make
his enemies, including His chief enemy Satan, His
And God the Father will
do it through THE BODY OF Christ.
That's right: He will
do it THROUGH
YOU AND ME.
The Solution is to
EVICT Satan from
the heavenly realm.
This is PRECISELY
what happens when the Church is raptured.
Satan and his angels
have been OCCUPYING the heavenly position that originally
belonged to Adam, Eve and their spiritual offspring (the benei
Elohim, or "sons of God".
THE MOMENT we are
caught up to our rightful place BEFORE GOD'S THRONE, Michael
the Archangel gets to KICK SATAN AND HIS ANGELS OUT OF
HEAVEN - FOREVER.
GO UP, THEY COME DOWN (Revelation 12:5-9).
WILL NEVER AGAIN have access to heaven
(Revelation 12:8, 10-12).
When Satan is locked
up in the abyss for A THOUSAND YEARS, the earth will enjoy
its Sabbath of rest and
an unprecedented period of peace, prosperity and GOODNESS.
WHO WILL BE RULING THE EARTH?
God's original intent,
when He placed man in Eden was for man (masculine and
feminine) to be "fruitful, multiply AND FILL
THE EARTH AND SUBDUE IT" (Genesis 1:28).
God never changes (Malachi
3:6). And His intended
purpose for the human race - those who are IN Last Adam -
REMAINS THE SAME (Revelation 5:10; 12:5).
In order to RULE the
earth and subdue it, we
will have to become WHO WE REALLY ARE, instead of WHO WE
THINK we are.
Lord willing, I'll be
doing a lot of teaching on this as soon as the
Christmas-New Year's holidays are over.
NOT leaving this world in defeat... BUT IN VICTORY.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11,
CANCEL THE CRUISE
I'm so fed up with all
the "Christian" conferences and cruises about "taking
They've been holding those
lame events for the past 45 years, and NOT ONLY HAVE
WE NOT TAKEN ANYTHING BACK, WE'RE MUCH
WORSE OFF THAN BEFORE.
Saying that they've
been A DISMAL FAILURE would be a gross understatement.
Do yourself a favor
That ship (no pun
NO ONE'S taking ANYTHING back... UNTIL
Jesus TAKES IT ALL BACK.
Give Satan a small
opening and he'll take everything.
And we've given him A
In order to "take our
country back" we'd have to TOTALLY - and
I mean TOTALLY-
overhaul our religious and education systems.
UNREALISTIC to think we can accomplish either by natural
THE INSTANT someone
challenges either SATANIC stronghold, he, she or they will
be savaged in the media and by the religious establishment.
Are you calling our
religious systems satanic?
YOU BET I am!
RELIGION IS SATAN'S MOST
CLEVER and EFFECTIVE TOOL:
he gets to SPREAD FEAR
and BLUNT THE IMPACT of the true Christian Message -- all
SUPPOSEDLY "in the Name of Christ".
By spreading fear, THE
DOOR IS OPENED for him to kill, steal, destroy and wreak
havoc on Christians, and everyone else worldwide (John
By neutralizing the
Gospel, he deceives millions into following "Christian"
cults that lead STRAIGHT TO HELL, and those who become TRUE
Christians -- despite his web of deceit -- he keeps
spiritually underdeveloped, emaciated and WEAK.
That is why, despite the 45
million (give or take) Christians in our nation, WE DO
NOTHING, ACCOMPLISH NOTHING, AND ARE LOSING GROUND BY THE
Well Martel, are you
saying, then, that
In the natural THERE
IS NO SOLUTION.
Thank God, we're NOT
Don't miss THE
SOLUTION in the next message.
NOT to pray 24/7.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10,
BABYLONIAN SELL-OUT - PART
If you're looking for
Kristian entertainment, go ahead and spend your $12 or $20
bucks on what this religious joker has written.
If you're looking for
TRUTH, ditch his stupid book -- which
NO ONE WILL REMEMBER in three months -- and get
into the Bible.
Better yet, get
into the Bible, and GIVE THE $12 or $20 TO SOME POOR FAMILY
who can make good use of it, NOT TO SOME RICH,
COMPROMISING BOOK SELLER WHO
ONLY SEEKS TO GET RICHER -- AT YOUR EXPENSE.
What's happening in
our nation DIDN'T just happen
overnight. It's been in the works for a looooooooooong
"The Shepherds" (and I
DON'T mean the ones in Nativity scenes) SOLD
THEMSELVES OUT, THEN SOLD JESUS OUT, THEN SOLD US OUT -- TO
THE BABYLONIAN SYSTEM LONG AGO.
They FELL INTO
IDOLATRY and began worshiping
the god of Mammon in the middle of the 20th century.
They became attention whores
and TV harlots peddling their wares TO ANYONE DUMB ENOUGH
TO FALL FOR IT.
They substituted RELIGION
for the Bible, and SENSATIONALIST
THEATRICS for the GENUINE EXPERIENCE of JESUS and His Holy
They began erecting
MONUMENTS -- TO THEMSELVES.
Jesus NEVER TOLD THEM to
build those fancy buildings.
SOLD OUT TO THE WORLD BY
MIMICKING THE WORLD.
They decided that the
"way to reach young people" was to INVENT "contemporary
Kristian music" and have
Kristian entertainers mimic the world's entertainers.
By doing that, they
WERE THROWING IN THE TOWEL and SAYING, IN EFFECT, that what
the world OFFERS YOUNG PEOPLE is SUPERIOR and MORE
DESIRABLE, and that the
Christian faith CAN'T
WE LOST OUR YOUTH.
WHY should they SETTLE
for THIRD RATE, COPYCAT "contemporary" Kristian music, WHEN
THEY CAN HEAR THE
REAL THING DIRECTLY FROM THE WORLD?
Do you think I'm
exaggerating, or just making this up?
Miley Cyrus, Britney
Spears, Justin Timberlake, Brad Pitt, Beyonce, Kim
Kardashian and sisters, and Justin Bieber - and that's just
off the top of my head - were
all raised in PURPORTEDLY "Christian" homes.
Miley attended Sunday
school and religious services every Sunday: and look WHAT A
raunchy, debauched TRAIN WRECK she's turned out to be.
Just look at HOW
EXTREMELY WORLDLY they ALL are.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE
between any of them and someone WHO'S NEVER EVEN HEARD OF
Some of them make
UNSAVED entertainers seem tame.
The Early Church
DIDN'T HAVE "youth groups" OR "contemporary Kristian"
They won young people to
Christ -- and KEPT THEM -- by preaching the
INCOMPARABLE Gospel of Grace and free Salvation through
GENUINE, PERSONAL EXPERIENCE of Christ IN THEM,
and teaching His UNRIVALED, ETERNAL Word.
The rest of the youth
- whatever we didn't lose to worldly entertainers - WE
LOST IN schools and UNIVERSITIES.
We sent our kids to
ANY biblical foundation, any SOLID CONVICTIONS, and thus
TOTALLY UNEQUIPPED TO FACE and FEND OFF the
enemy's lies like evolution, liberalism, SOCIALISM,
existentialism, atheism, agnosticism, hedonism, and other
Instead of vying for
positions in REGULAR universities where they could
INFLUENCE THE WORLD, Christian educators took refuge in
"Christian" universities and seminaries - thus
GIVING FREE REIN TO THE AFOREMENTIONED GROUPS TO HIJACK our
They, in fact, OWN
IT - from elementary to middle school, through
high school, and ALL THE WAY TO colleges and universities.
THAT TO THE WORLD and, SURE ENOUGH, THE
WORLD TOOK IT.
IT AWAY by RETREATING into the convenience and
comfort of their own "Christian" institutions, AND LOST ALL
It's in the education
system where they are able TO BRAINWASH our youth, who lack
THE SCRIPTURAL CONVICTION - OR INFORMED ARGUMENTS - to
stand up for Christ and REFUTE those poor deceived souls.
7 UNINTERRUPTED DECADES of
this, and look at where it's gotten us...
BEFORE someone sends a
silly email: I am NOT opposed to Christian schools and
I OPPOSE is Christians ABANDONING the secular schools and
universities to teach EXCLUSIVELY at Christian ones.
Commission was to "GO
INTO ALL THE
WORLD and preach the Gospel" (Mark
said TO FORSAKE THE WORLD .
said TO RETREAT FROM the world.
said TO VACATE THE WORLD and LET SATAN HAVE IT.
Last time I checked
"ALL the world" means ALL
of it, INCLUDING
SECULAR schools and universities, which
we were to INVADE and OVERTAKE for His glory.
A few of us, WHO STUDY
TRUE BIBLE PROPHECY - DIRECTLY
FROM THE BIBLE, and not "filtered" through some
BOOK SELLER who poses as an "expert" -- realize of course
that this is INEVITABLE, and JUST
THE BEGINNING of GOD'S JUDGMENT on our rebellious and
We also realize – from
the Bible -- that these ARE
THE END TIMES, and that Scripture PROPHESIED that ALL THESE
THINGS WOULD HAPPEN (2 Timothy 3:1-5).
Jesus plainly told
even the Philadelphia Church - which He REMOVES and keeps
from "the hour of tribulation"- that they had LITTLE
strength (Revelation 3:8, 10).
means that we are WEAK
and INEFFECTIVE, which is EXACTLY where
His Church is today.
As far as OUR LORD is
ONLY "positive" thing we got going, is ACTUALLY A NEGATIVE:
We have NOT denied
Hardly sounds like a
We also know, from
Scripture, that major world powers, including the United
States, MUST be SIGNIFICANTLY DOWNGRADED in order for
Antichrist to emerge from the abyss and TAKE CONTROL of
whatever is left of the world (Revelation 13:5,7-8).
only surprised THAT IT'S TAKEN THIS LONG to
legalize gay marriage.
DOES any of this EXCUSE THE
SHEPHERDS for lying, compromising the Gospel, or
TRAFFICKING in prophecy and other religious themes for
these 70 years?
They may be saved, and
therefore under no condemnation, but God will somehow,
someway HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR INFIDELITY.
Because it's ONE THING
for God NOT to count sins
that we commit as ordinary sinners and which are "common to
man" (2 Corinthians 5:19).
It's ANOTHER THING for
those IN MINISTRY - which is HUGE responsibility and NOT to
be taken lightly - TO SELL OUT CHRIST, His Message, and HIS
BODY, to THE BABYLONIAN HARLOT FOR
THE LOVE OF MONEY.
Like the Jews from 586
to 516 B.C. we've
been TAKEN CAPTIVE THESE 70 YEARS.
By God's Grace, at the
end of 70 years, Jews returned from THEIR Babylonian
By God's Grace, may
we also "RETURN"from
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9,
By God's Grace, we
will get back to Christmas theme messages in a couple days.
But I got a few things
that are weighing heavily on my heart and, frankly, need to
get off my chest.
Please bear with me.
As I channel surfed
recently I came across a guest on a daily "Christian" show
who was talking about Daniel and Babylon.
Naturally, it got my
As I listened TO
HIS SALES PITCH for the latest piece of crap
he's written, it was all I could do to keep from puking.
First of all, this guy
touts himself as a "prophecy expert", and I can tell you, BASED
ON THE WRITTEN WORD OF GOD and the Spirit of God, that
he knows as much about Bible prophecy as any other BOOK
Same old, tired
baloney about an Antichrist being "alive" somewhere.
When the Bible has
taught for 3,000 years that this guy is DEAD and rises from
the abyss (Isaiah 14:18-19; Revelation 7:11;
Of course, he
couldn't tell you WHO the Antichrist is -- IF
HIS LIFE depended on it.
Same old, boring
"7-year peace treaty", "new world order", "cashless
society", "one world religion" idiocy, WHEN NONE
OF THE ABOVE is found in Scripture.
But what REALLY got my
goat was this guy presenting himself as some sort of "hero"
of the faith, COMPARING HIMSELF TO THE PROPHET DANIEL and how
Daniel did not attack Babylon, or opposed Babylon, but
merely stood for what he believed.
And that, despite the
Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage, the recent acts of
terror, and general moral decay in our society, they'd
have to say about him WHAT THEY SAID ABOUT DANIEL "that he
stood for what he believed and prayed to his God"
REGARDLESS of what was going on around him.
This while the kiss-@ss
fawning all over him and praising his work OF FICTION.
Neither, of course, TOOK
ANY PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY for our nation's
is a REFLECTION OF THE ANEMIC SPIRITUAL CONDITION OF THE
This brother at
least preaches the Gospel of Grace, and I wish
I DO. REALLY...
I just wished he
stopped all the phony baloney and TOLD
APPLES TO ORANGES.
Daniel was A
CAPTIVE in Babylon.
His fellow Jews ALSO
were CAPTIVES, which SOUNDS better
than what they REALLY
FREE to come and go, and speak or act, as they
They had NO WEAPONS,
WITH WHICH TO RESIST the Babylonian system, either
conventional or legal.
They COULDN'T VOTE.
And Daniel KNEW -
beyond ANY doubt - that they
were in captivity BY GOD'S SOVEREIGN DECREE because of
their stubborn rebellion and idolatry, as he PLAINLY
STATED (Daniel 9:5-7).
He knew this from
Jeremiah's prophecy, which he had carefully studied, and
from HIS OWN, UNIQUE SPIRITUAL CONNECTION WITH God
(Jeremiah 25:2-14; Daniel chapter 9:2-3).
How dare this jackass EVEN
REMOTELY compare Daniel's predicament to the
Church in America?
We're NOT captives.
We're FREE CITIZENS of
the greatest nation on earth.
We are approximately
45 million strong.
We HAVE THE RIGHT TO
We have BOTH, the
right to bear CONVENTIONAL weapons, and
ALL KINDS OF LEGAL RESOURCES.
And yet I
DIDN'T HEAR ANY so-called "Christian leader" STAND UP
AGAINST legalizing gay marriage.
I DIDN'T HEAR ONE word
of protest from the "evangelical" religious establishment, UNTIL
AFTER it was a "done deal", DID YOU?
All I "heard" was DEAFENING
It's NO SURPRISE that
they LACK THE INTEGRITY and MORAL AUTHORITY to stand
against the Babylonian world system, since they
THREW THEMSELVES INTO THAT SYSTEM WITH GUSTO, by FOCUSING
ON material things, and TALKING ABOUT NOTHING BUT MONEY.
So please, Mr.
Bookseller, spare us the sanctimonious, "STAND UP FOR MY
THE CHURCH in America
SOLD OUT TO THE BABYLONIAN SYSTEM LONG AGO.
And the sell-out DID
NOT BEGIN with the sheep but
WITH THE SHEPHERDS.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8,
THE CHRISTMAS STAR
One of the most
wonderful and controversial aspects of the Christmas story
is the Star which led the Wise Men to Bethlehem.
Let me remind critics,
who claim this type of travel is "unheard of", that
celestial navigation has been used for THOUSANDS OF YEARS
by sailors, fishermen and others.
In Matthew's Gospel,
we read that the Wise Men from the East were led to the
Christ child by a star.
The Greek word for
"wise men" used in Matthew is magoi. The Magoi were
a group of high-ranking politicians and sages from the
Parthian Dynasty in Persia (modern day Iran: Yes, THAT Iran).
The Jewish prophet
Daniel had been Prime Minister of the Persian Empire
(Daniel 6:3,28; 8:27).
The State Religion in
Persia, at the time of the Messiah's birth, was
Zoroaster had been a
disciple of Daniel, and had even included some of Daniel's
prophecies and teachings in his "sacred" book Zen Avesta.
Thus, the Magoi were
undoubtedly familiar with Daniel's prophecy, recorded in
Daniel 9:24-26, that the
Messiah King would be born and appear in Israel, as a grown
man, 483 years after a certain decree, authorizing the
rebuilding of Jerusalem.
They also knew, FROM
THEIR OWN HISTORY, that such
decree had been issued by their own Persian king Artaxerxes
Longanimus in the 20th year of his reign, which would be
Knowing Messiah would
offer Himself in sacrifice for the sins of mankind AS AN
ADULT, they could pretty well calculate the approximate
window of time in which His birth would take place as being
sometime between 6 B.C. and "0" A.D.
I put "year zero" in
quotes because, obviously, THERE IS NO SUCH THING.
And yet, the Gregorian Christian calendar DOES contain a
"year zero" in its reckoning of "time".
The Magoi also knew
that, even prior to Daniel,
another prophet from neighboring Mesopotamia, named Balaam,
had prophesied the coming of a special Star that would
herald the birth of the Jewish King (Numbers
Since around 6 B.C.
they would have been on the lookout FOR A SPECIAL STAR TO
APPEAR, announcing the birth of the King of Kings.
That SPECIAL STAR was
none other than the Magen David (Star of David) -- SEE
ILLUSTRATION BELOW -- which consists of two inverted
triangles, one pointing downward, symbolizing God Incarnate
coming down to earth as Immanuel, "God with us", the other
triangle pointing upward, symbolizing that Messiah would
bring man back up to God (Revelation 22:16).
It was a well
established fact that the Messiah, King of the Jews, would
be born from the Davidic Dynasty (1 Kings 2:45; 9:5; Isaiah
9:6,7; Luke 1:32). Daniel, no
doubt, would have passed this information down to his
disciples in both the Babylonian and Persian court,
Clearly, the Magoi
knew EXACTLY what the King of Israel's STAR was supposed to
look like. Hence, Matthew's Gospel clearly states they saw HIS
the East" (Matthew 2:2).
They would have "seen
His Star" (shaped like a hexagram or two inverted
triangles) and set out for Israel, following the King
planet Jupiter's lead toward Judea. Jupiter actually WENT
BEFORE THEM toward Bethlehem, just as the biblical account
says (Matthew 2:9).
Some 7-8 weeks later,
Jupiter would have stood 65 degrees above the southern
horizon, in the Meridian just south of Jerusalem, and RIGHT
At that point, on
December 25th 0 A.D., during the Jewish Festival of
Hanukkah, Jupiter would have reached its farthest point
it actually "STOOD OVER" where the child was, JUST AS
MATTHEW 2:9-10 SAYS,
By then Mary and
Joseph had moved from the sukka (tabernacle or hut)
where Jesus was born, to a house (Matthew 2:11).
been born on the feast of Tabernacles, the
Magoi had seen His Star announcing His Birth, followed it
toward Bethlehem, and found Him on Hanukkah, 70 days later,
in a house with Mary and Joseph.
They worshiped Him,
and offered Him gifts befitting a King.
The GENTILE Magoi
found the King of the JEWS, the Light of the World,
during the Jewish Festival of Lights, on Hanukkah, December
25, 0 A.D.
That is ONE OF the
reasons GENTILES celebrate Jesus' birth on December 25.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 7,
Scripture tells us
that Jesus was born on
Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles (John
Jesus was Jewish, and
the entire Bible both, Old and New Testaments, WAS WRITTEN
The very Jewish John
says that "the Word BECAME flesh and (literally) TABERNACLED among
us" (John 1:14).
This begs the
question: if He was born on Sukkot, and Mary's pregnancy
lasted approximately 9 months, WHEN
did Gabriel's Annunciation take place?
If we count 9 Hebrew months
backward from Tishri 15 (Sukkot), we find that the
Annunciation would have taken place, sometime
during the 8-day Feast of Hanukkah.
This is significant
for several reasons:
1. Hanukkah is
referred to by Josephus, and known as, the
Festival of Light (Antiquities, Book 12
Chapter 7, para. 7)
How appropriate, then,
that the miraculous Birth of THE
LIGHT OF THE WORLD would be announced during
that special time (John 8:12).
2. According to Jewish
tradition, it was during Hanukkah,that
the sacred oil (Exodus 27:20) that lit the
temple lamp (menorah) miraculously
lasted 8 days.
The oil symbolizes the Holy
Spirit and THE ANOINTING of God.
extremely meaningful that the Birth of Jesus, the
Anointed One (Messiah), be announced during this
Feast (Luke 4:18-20).
Hanukkah (Kislev 25) is when God's temple was recovered
from Antiochus Epiphanes, THE ENEMY OF GOD, and of the
Jews, and purified.
How significant that
the Birth of the Redeemer, who'd REDEEM (GET BACK) God's
Temple from the enemy , and PURIFY IT FOREVER WITH HIS
BLOOD, would be announced during Hanukkah.
4. Hanukkah means
"Dedication", because the temple was RE-DEDICATED TO God.
accurate Book of 2 Maccabees specifically
tells us that
is NOT one of the moedim (Feasts of the Lord)
established in Leviticus 23 -- was
celebrated in REMEMBRANCE OF Sukkot which also lasts 8
days (2 Maccabees 10:5-7).
Because of the war to
liberate Jerusalem and the temple, Jews had not been able
to celebrate Sukkot that year. Therefore, they
celebrated Hanukkah instead.
Therefore, Gabriel's Announcement of
the Messiah's Birth DURING Hanukkah would signal that the
Messiah's Birth -- who'd PURIFY God's human Temple and
REDEDICATE IT TO Himself -- would ACTUALLY take place on
accurate is the Word of God!
Glory to Jesus!
How BLESSED are we to
INEXHAUSTIBLE TREASURE available to us!
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6,
The question "what
does Christmas mean to you?" has become an unfortunate
What it means to you,
me, or anyone else is IRRELEVANT.
The REAL question
DOES CHRISTMAS MEAN?"
WHAT does Christmas ACTUALLY mean?
Oh, that's easy: It
means the Birth of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world.
Yes. It certainly
more to it than the birth of a cute baby boy.
Christmas means more
than angels, and shepherds, and wise men.
It means more than
Mary and Joseph and the now infamous inn.
It means more than
Christmas carols, eggnog and mistletoe.
It's more than
Nativity scenes, Christmas trees, getting together with
family and loved ones, and exchanging gifts.
What Christmas REALLY means
God GAVE EVERYTHING for you.
He couldn't find
anything or anyone GREATER THAN Himself, and so He
gave Himself TOTALLY to you.
Christmas means that God
gave ALL for you.
ALL OF GOD was in
that cute baby born on that beautiful, starry night.
ALL OF GOD was
still in that young man who grew up in Nazareth and worked
in a carpenter shop.
ALL OF GOD was in
Jesus, the 33-year old man WHO DIED ON THAT AWFUL CROSS,
and spilled His sacred, PURE, SINLESS Blood for your sins
ALL OF GOD was in
He spent THREE DAYS AND NIGHTS IN HELL ITSELF - THE
VERY HELL that you and I should have suffered for our
ALL OF GOD was in
Jesus WHEN HE ROSE FROM THE DEAD TRIUMPHANT OVER Satan, SIN
ALL OF GOD was
still in Jesus 40 days later when He ASCENDED TO HEAVEN and
sat at the Right Hand of the Father.
OF GOD IS STILL IN JESUS TODAY, WHEN
YOU INVITE HIM INTO YOUR HEART AND RECEIVE HIM AS YOUR
SAVIOR, LORD AND GOD (Colossians
When that happens,it
MEANS that ALL OF GOD LIVES IN YOU!!!
How ANYONE on this
rotten planet CAN
REFUSE THE GIFT OF GOD HIMSELF - the ONLY ONE who can make
the earth RIGHT AGAIN - is beyond my
Jesus wants ALL OF
Jesus wants you to
He wants to give you THE
GREATEST Christmas gift of all - Himself!
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5,
MAKE IT SPECIAL
I love EVERYTHING about
Love the sights,
sounds, the smells, and the holiday cheer.
Love the decorations,
trees, lights, carols...
wreaths, bells, sleighs, Nativity scenes...
The gift giving, the
pictures, the Christmas cards, the food, the cookies, the
gingerbread houses, the fruitcake (believe it or not),
getting together with family and friends, and even love the
Religious kill joys
can send all the dumb messages calling it "pagan"...
They can invent all
the FALSE theories about the origin of Christmas trees and
They can say that's
not really the day on which Jesus was born (I
They can complain all
they want about it being too "commercialized"...
I DON'T CARE.
I'm going to CELEBRATE
IT, by God's Grace, REGARDLESS of
what ANYONE says or thinks.
WRONG to celebrate Jesus.
He should be celebrated and
worshiped EVERY SINGLE DAY on the calendar, WITHOUT
EXCEPTION (Psalm 113:2-3; 115:18).
"Sing unto the LORD,
bless His Name; proclaim
His Salvation DAY AFTER DAY." (Psalm 96:2)
"EVERY DAY will I praise you; and
I will honor your Name FOREVER AND EVER" (Psalm 145:2).
I don't read anywhere that
we should make an exception on December 25.
If UNSAVED religious
nothing better to do than attack this holiday
and call it pagan, that's THEIR PROBLEM.
If they can get GOD
to CHANGE HIS WORD and
say it's "pagan" to celebrate and worship Him on December
25th -- or ANY OTHER DAY -- I'll consider it.
NEVER CHANGES, and His Word NEVER
CHANGES, good luck with that (Psalm 119:89;
What is truly sad is
that there are THOUSANDS of
our brothers and sisters in places like Iraq, Syria, and
North Korea, who WOULD LIKE TO celebrate Christmas, and
CAN'T because they're being horrifically oppressed,
persecuted and butchered.
It will be A GRIM
Christmas for many of them.
Jesus PREDICTED that
this would happen in the closing moments of this age
And yet, these
self-centered religious losers don't care, don't even say a
prayer for them, don't share the incomparable Gospel of
Grace with anyone, nor bring any souls to Salvation -
HOWEVER, THEY INVEST THE TIME
AND EFFORT to attack the celebration of our Savior's birth.
May God forgive their
blindness, pettiness and stupidity.
thing about Christmas that I love more than ALL THE REST
...Celebrating Jesus. Adoring
wondrous Birth of our God and Savior.
and re-living the beautiful Story of that first Christmas.
THE NAYSAYERS IN THE WORLD can't take that away
Nor can they remove
THE JOY of knowing that God - the Creator and Sustainer of
the universe - LOVED His
Creation SO MUCH (LOVED ME - and YOU so much) that He came
in human form, as a tiny babe, to right the many wrongs
we've done on this earth.
Praise His Name
This may well be THE
LAST Christmas we get to celebrate on this earth, at
least for a while...
I want to encourage
MAKE IT EXTRA SPECIAL.
Do it all: from the
decorating to the baking, to the cooking, to the shopping,
to the time shared with loved ones, to the gift-giving, FOR
And take some time to
sip some eggnog or warm apple cider, sit on your favorite
chair, appreciate our Savior,
the ETERNAL LIFE we have in Him, and THANK GOD for the
freedom and many blessings that are still ours.
Take time to
ENJOY JESUS as never before.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4,
Whenever a heretic's
back is against the wall, when every one of their
unbiblical arguments has been thoroughly and BIBLICALLY
refuted, they resort to fear.
They will say, in
very dramatic fashion, that "we will all have to appear
before Christ SOMEDAY".
Some of us LOOK FORWARD with
great joy and anticipation to seeing Jesus.
Him to APPEAR TO US, and we want to appear before Him.
statement is NOT filled with such joy or excited
What they mean is:
"You will answer to Jesus for
NOT keeping the 24-hour Sabbath, or for NOT observing the
10 Commandments, or for NOT doing this or that".
My reply is usually "Amen".
For Jesus takes no delight in
our idolizing A
is ALL the 24-hour Sabbath has EVER been
HIMSELF BROKE the 24-hour Sabbath -- REPEATEDLY!!! (John
DO NOT follow "commandments" (another word for
"commandment" is "ORDER").
their Father's OWN NATURE on the INSIDE. Therefore BY
NATURE, we love Jesus above all, and we trust Him, and His
TOTAL fulfillment of His own Law on our behalf
This only PROVES that
they "observe" - or at least CLAIM TO observe -- such
things OUT OF FEAR.
NOT out of Love (1 John
And His Love CASTS
OUT ALL fear (1 John 4:18).
They FEAR that if
they DON'T "comply" with certain religious "rules", God
WON'T LOVE THEM.
That PROVES they
DON'T KNOW God, nor have His Nature.
They FEAR that
UNLESS they "do" certain things, Jesus
WILL CONDEMN THEM.
In other words, that
if He has ANY love, it's CONDITIONAL on their
THE FAITH in THAT? NOWHERE.
This attitude is quite
natural, since ALL
religion, as I've told countless times, is
BASED ON fear.
PROVES that they have NO FAITH.
PROVES that they DON'T TRUST JESUS.
They have NO CONFIDENCE in
what He did to save us. And, yes, they
will appear before Him "someday" and ANSWER FOR IT.
ALL HERETICS ARE
UNCERTAIN of Salvation.
For we are saved BY
FAITH ONLY, which they don't
have (Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5).
NOBODY has EVER been
ONE has EVER been saved BY
They HOPE that by
"doing" certain things and "not doing" others, they will -
SOMEDAY - earn enough good
will points from God that He will ALLOW them into heaven.
They HOPE that -
SOMEDAY - they "will be saved".
Problem is, there
is NO "SOMEDAY" regarding
As in RIGHT
You can't get saved
If you have to
wait until SOMEDAY to know - for sure - whether you're
saved or not...
You AREN'T saved.
Glory to Jesus, THAT
is worth repeating:
If you have to
wait until "SOMEDAY" to find out - for sure - whether
you're saved or not...
Then, you AREN'T saved.
If you don't
HAVE SALVATION NOW, then YOU DON'T HAVE Salvation.
Because Salvation - as
Scripture tells us again and again - is
Since it is ETERNAL,
it's got to
INCLUDE the PRESENT and BE PRESENT - not "later"
Actually, when we "get
saved" on this earth, what's really happening is that
the Salvation that WE'VE ALWAYS HAD -- IN and FOR ETERNITY
-- is manifesting in space/time.
And that's the difference
between the so-called "Christian" religion, and THE TRUE
Faith gives us TOTAL
Religion fosters UNCERTAINTY.
Faith TRUSTS God's
Grace (Goodness we do not deserve).
DOESN'T TRUST JESUS. It only trusts itself.
Faith SAVES. Fear
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3,
WHAT HAPPENS TO THOSE
WHO'VE NEVER HEARD ABOUT JESUS ? FINAL PART
"For THERE IS ONE God, and
God and men, the man Christ Jesus..." (1 Timothy 2:4)
Those who fail to
receive Christ go to hell: hell is a place or torment
beneath the earth.
Hell is compartmentalized
into three major sections: general hell, the abyss and
There are also DIFFERENT
DEGREES OF TORMENT within each compartment.
That there are degrees
of punishment in hell is obvious by the following
"Then He began to
reproach the cities in which most of His miracles were
done, BECAUSE THEY DID NOT REPENT. "Woe to you, Chorazin!
Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles had occurred
in Tyre and Sidon which occurred in you, they would have
repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. "Nevertheless I
say to you, IT
SHALL BE MORE TOLERABLE for Tyre and Sidon IN THE DAY OF
JUDGMENT, THAN FOR YOU . . . I say to you that IT SHALL BE
MORE TOLERABLE for the land of Sodom IN THE DAY OF
JUDGMENT, THAN FOR YOU." (Matthew
"And that slave WHO
KNEW HIS MASTER'S WILL and did not get ready or act
in accord with his will, SHALL
RECEIVE MANY LASHES, BUT THE
ONE WHO DID NOT KNOW IT, and committed deeds worthy of a
flogging, WILL RECEIVE BUT FEW. And from
everyone who has been given much shall much be required;
and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all
the more." (Luke 12:47-48)
"How MUCH SEVERER PUNISHMENT do
you think he will deserve who has trampled under foot the
Son of God, and has regarded as unclean the blood of the
covenant by which he was sanctified, and has insulted the
Spirit of grace?" (Hebrews 10:29)
Therefore, while there
are three major compartments in hell, there are VARIOUS
DEGREES of torment even within EACH OF those compartments:
A warning to those
TRUST THEIR OWN LAW KEEPING (INSTEAD OF TRUSTING
JESUS) to save them:
many as have sinned without law shall also perish without
law: and as
many AS HAVE SINNED IN THE LAW SHALL BE JUDGED BY THE LAW" (Romans
According to James
IT TAKES IS TO
BREAK ONE commandment, and you
become guilty of breaking ALL 613 commandments (the WHOLE
According to James 3:1
those who teach, OR PRETEND TO TEACH, about God and the
Bible are held to a higher standard: "... not many of you
should become teachers. You
know that those WHO TEACH WILL BE JUDGED MORE SEVERELY."
warned the Scribes (teachers OF THE LAW) and Pharisees OF
HIS DAY, who "devoured widows' houses" with their
religious pretense, that they
GREATER damnation" (Luke 20:47).
CONDEMNATION FOR THE SAVED (BORN AGAIN), who TOTALLY
TRUST JESUS, and God IS
NOT CHARGING THEM FOR ANY sin they commit (Romans
8:1; 2 Corinthians 5:19). Praise His Name!
THE UNSAVED --
including UNSAVED "Christians" -- are
judged ACCORDING TO THEIR WORKS (Revelation
They'll be judged according
to THE VERY WORKS they TRUSTED TO GET THEM TO HEAVEN.
This means that the
degree of suffering in hell WILL
BE PROPORTIONATE TO their deeds on earth.
HOW MANY DEGREES of
suffering are there? AS
MANY AS THERE ARE PEOPLE.
How do we know?
They'll be judged
"according to their works". And
NO TWO PEOPLE on earth have done EXACTLY THE SAME WORKS, in
exact fashion, or the exact number of times, or with the
Hitler, Osama Bin Ladin and Jihadi John will
suffer in MUCH GREATER degree than some average Joe who
lived a RELATIVELY "good" life, and simply went to hell for
NOT receiving Christ.
The sinners who never
heard the Gospel will go to hell: yet
their torment will be LESS INTENSE than that of those WHO
HAVE HEARD the Gospel AND REFUSED
TO receive Christ.
While they can still,
potentially, receive Christ and be saved in hell itself, there's
no guarantee that they will.
And, in order to be
saved in hell, THEY'LL
STILL HAVE TO receive Christ into their hearts as God and
Why ANYONE would want
to find themselves IN TORMENT -- and then try to get saved
-- is beyond my understanding, when
they can be SAVED NOW, FOR FREE, and AVOID the torment.
God is ON RECORD that He
wants "ALL MEN TO BE SAVED and
to come to the knowledge of the Truth" (1 Timothy
That is WHY He
GAVE HIS LIFE ON THE CROSS to purchase FREEDOM from hell -
Consequently, here are
saved NOW by receiving Christ into your heart NOW.
saved LATER, when you find yourself in the
torment of hell, BY STILL RECEIVING Christ in your heart.
receive Christ and get tossed into the ETERNAL lake of
fire, from which there is NO ESCAPE, at the end of the
"The choice" is yours.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2,
WHAT HAPPENS TO THOSE
WHO'VE NEVER HEARD ABOUT JESUS ? PART TWO
"Well, I don't believe
EXISTS, whether you believe it or not.
God's Word tells us
that hell is IN THE CENTER OF
EARTH, right beneath our feet (Isaiah 14:9; Ezekiel
Although God doesn't
need anyone to vouch for His veracity, human
science has PROVEN that there's a place of INTENSE HEAT in
the center of the earth.
We get a small taste
of hell's fiery furnace when a volcano erupts spewing off
hot lava from the earth's core.
The Bible also
least THREE DIFFERENT COMPARTMENTS in hell: hell itself,
the abyss (bottomless pit) and Tartarus (Proverbs
15:24; Luke 8:31; 2 Peter 2:4).
Human science has ALSO
confirmed this by showing that the
earth's interior has a mantle which is hot, an outer core,
which is hotter, and and inner core which is HOTTEST.
The Bible told us 3,500
YEARS AGO what human science has ONLY RECENTLY
After the Millennium
ends, that hell in the center
of the earth - and everyone still in it - those who
have NOT been written in the Book of Life - will be tossed
into the lake of fire (Revelation 20:14-15).
The earth itself and
the heavens will be replaced by new heavens and a new earth
God is love, HOW can a
LOVING God send anyone there?"
God doesn't send
people to hell. THEY CHOOSE
TO GO TO HELL by
NOT RECEIVING Christ.
Those who DO NOT
receive God's GIFT of Salvation and eternal life through
Jesus Christ, WILL
MOST ASSUREDLY GO TO HELL.
Jesus Himself SPENT THREE
DAYS AND NIGHTS in hell (Matthew 12:40;
That LOVING God
HOLY, SINLESS Son to go to hell... and
you don't think He'll LET YOU go there?
God Himself WENT TO HELL FOR
YOU, in the Person of Jesus (Romans 10:7).
He WENT THERE and
TOOK YOUR HELL and mine, so you and I WOULDN'T HAVE TO GO
However, if we DO NOT
receive Jesus into our hearts as God and Savior, YOU'VE
REJECTED THE ONLY Way to the Father, and THE ONLY WAY OUT
If you DON'T go
to the Father, guess WHERE you'll
Even those who've NEVER heard
of Jesus are WITHOUT EXCUSE(Romans 1:20).
The heavens, the
earth, and the entire
Creation, PROVE that THERE IS A Creator (Psalms 19:1).
IS a God, and THEY KNOW IT from all the wonders
in and around them, then
WHY, in heaven's name, DID THEY NOT SEEK HIM?
God PROMISES that ANYONE
WHO SEEKS HIM - with ALL their heart - WILL FIND HIM (Deuteronomy
4:29; Jeremiah 29:13).
If they seek Him with
ALL their heart, He will move heaven and earth
to get the Good News of Jesus to them, NO
MATTER WHERE they are.
If they haven't found
Him, it's because they have NOT sought Him.
Therefore, God is NOT
unfair in allowing ANYONE to go to hell.
Those who go there, do
so BY CHOICE.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1,
WHAT HAPPENS TO THOSE
WHO'VE NEVER HEARD ABOUT JESUS ?
The SIMPLE answer
is: they go to hell.
THE DETAILED ANSWER
will probably surprise you.
Most people, including
most Christians, are woefully ignorant about what hell is
HOW LONG hell lasts.
Hell (Sheol in Hebrew,
Hades in Greek) refers to A
WHOLE AREA BENEATH THE EARTH.
the UNDERWORLD (Numbers 16:31-33; Ezekiel 31:14;
It is a place of punishment
and torment for those who have died physically WITHOUT Christ.
It is a place where
souls feel totally alienated from God.
However, they can
still CALL ON God.
The Bible teaches that
there are DIFFERENT COMPARTMENTS in hell, as well as
DIFFERENT DEGREES of torment.
The Bible also
teaches THAT SALVATION IS
STILL POSSIBLE IN HELL.
IS STILL POSSIBLE in hell (Psalm 139:8; Matthew 12:32).
Where Salvation is
IMPOSSIBLE is in the lake of
ONE has been sent to the lake of fire -- YET.
including THOSE IN HELL, still has the chance TO BE SAVED.
Hell is NOT forever, the lake
of fire IS forever.
The FIRST TWO
INDIVIDUALS to be cast into the lake of fire will be the
Antichrist (Alexander the Great) and the False Prophet
This happens AT
THE END OF the tribulation (Revelation 19:20).
Everyone else who
PERSISTS IN REJECTING Christ, including Satan, will be cast
there (into the lake of fire or Gehenna) AT
THE END OF THE MILLENNIUM (Revelation 20:10,
Everyone else who
PERSISTS IN REJECTING Christ, including Satan, gets
thrown into the lake AT LEAST 1,000-1,010 years from now.
Therefore, except for
the Antichrist and the False Prophet, EVERYONE
in hell right now has UNTIL THE END OF THE MILLENNIUM to
repent, give their hearts to Jesus, and become born-again.
If they become
born-again, while in hell, they
WILL BE WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF LIFE and they will get to
populate the New Earth (Revelation 20:15; 21:1).
If they're NOT
born-again by the END OF THE MILLENNIUM (some 1,010 +-
years from now) - THEN
they'll be tossed into the lake of fire which is FINAL and
IRREVERSIBLE (Revelation 20:15).
We will discuss
whether God is fair to send anyone to hell, and also
degrees of punishment as well as hell's different
compartments, in the next message.
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